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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. 01/31/2013 > 74 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130028465 - Digital watermark embedding apparatus and method: An apparatus includes: a generator which generates a first pattern including a plurality of pixels having a first value, with an area of the first pattern changing in a constant cycle, and, a phase of cyclical change of the area changing based on a value of a symbol included in... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130028466 - Embedding and detecting hidden information: A novel method is disclosed for detecting hidden information in a document comprising characters, including: determining layout transformation for each character in the document for detection compared with the original document; obtaining a code sequence embedded in the document for detection based on the layout transformation of each character in... Agent: Sursen Corp.
20130028468 - Example-based object retrieval for video surveillance: Methods and apparatus are provided for example-based object retrieval that can retrieve objects from video images in real-time. An object of interest is identified in a sequence of images by obtaining an identification from a user of an example object having at least one attribute of interest; generating a query... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130028480 - Generic substance information retrieval using mobile device: A data processing system configured for computer visualization of drugs for drug interaction information retrieval is disclosed. For each of multiple different substances and using a camera within the mobile or other computing device, imagery of at least one external characteristic of a physical body of the substance is acquired.... Agent: Srr Patent Holdings, LLC
20130028471 - Image processing apparatus for converting image in characteristic region of original image into image of brushstroke patterns: The importance detection unit 52 detects importance of each pixel composing the original image thus acquired. In addition, the importance map generation unit 52 generates an importance map indicating distribution of the importance detected for each pixel. The characteristic region detection unit 61 detects a characteristic region of the original... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130028470 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and comupter readable recording device: An image processing apparatus includes a corresponding region connecting unit that connects regions that depict the same target between a series of images captured in time series, thereby sets at least one connected region; a connected region feature data calculation unit that calculates feature data of the connected region; a... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130028477 - Image processing method and thermal imaging camera: For a thermal imaging camera (1), features are extracted from a series of at least two infrared images (10, 11) or visible images (19, 20) associated therewith by a feature analysis, and an optimal correspondence between features extracted from the images (9, 10, 19, 20) is determined, and a translation... Agent: Testo Ag
20130028479 - Lane recognition device: The lane mark recognition device is equipped with a lane mark detecting unit which executes a lane mark detection process in each predetermined control cycle, and adds a detection presence/absence data to a ring buffer, a detection presence/absence data addition inhibiting unit which inhibits addition of the detection presence/absence data... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130028475 - Light positioning system using digital pulse recognition: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method of detecting information transmitted by a light source in a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor by detecting a frequency of light pulses produced by the light source. In some embodiments, the method includes capturing on the CMOS image sensor with... Agent: Bytelight, Inc.
20130028469 - Method and apparatus for estimating three-dimensional position and orientation through sensor fusion: An apparatus and method of estimating a three-dimensional (3D) position and orientation based on a sensor fusion process. The method of estimating the 3D position and orientation may include determining a position of a marker in a two-dimensional (2D) image, determining a depth of a position in a depth image... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20130028474 - Method and system for dynamic feature detection: Disclosed are methods and systems for dynamic feature detection of physical features of objects in the field of view of a sensor. Dynamic feature detection substantially reduces the effects of accidental alignment of physical features with the pixel grid of a digital image by using the relative motion of objects... Agent: Cognex Corporation
20130028472 - Multi-hypothesis projection-based shift estimation: A method for determining a shift between two images, determining a first correlation in a first direction, the first correlation being derived from a first image projection characteristics and a second image projection characteristics, and a second correlation in a second direction, the second correlation being derived from the first... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130028478 - Object inspection with referenced volumetric analysis sensor: A positioning method and system for non-destructive inspection of an object include providing at least one volumetric analysis sensor having sensor reference targets; providing a sensor model of a pattern of at least some of the sensor reference targets; providing object reference targets on at least one of the object... Agent:
20130028476 - Pose tracking pipeline: A method of tracking a target includes receiving from a source a depth image of a scene including the human subject. The depth image includes a depth for each of a plurality of pixels. The method further includes identifying pixels of the depth image that belong to the human subject... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130028467 - Searching recorded video: Embodiments of the disclosure provide for systems and methods for creating metadata associated with a video data. The metadata can include data about objects viewed within a video scene and/or events that occur within the video scene. Some embodiments allow users to search for specific objects and/or events by searching... Agent: Pelco Inc.
20130028473 - System and method for periodic lane marker identification and tracking: A system and method for determining the presence and period of dashed line lane markers in a roadway. The system includes an imager configured to capture a plurality of high dynamic range images exterior of the vehicle and a processor, in communication with the at least one imager such that... Agent:
20130028481 - Systems and methods for improving image recognition: An embodiment generally relates to systems and methods for processing license plate image data. A processing module can receive an image comprising a license plate and, from the image, localize a region of the license plate itself. The license plate region can be extracted and license plate distortion parameters can... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130028483 - Image editing program, image editing method, image editing apparatus and storage medium: Provided is an image editing program that causes an arithmetic processing unit to execute setting a recognition target image from an image included in image data as well as setting attribute information of the recognition target image, searching a frame image for the recognition target image by using the attribute... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130028484 - Image processing apparatus for fundus image, image processing method for fundus image, and program medium: A image processing apparatus includes a selection unit configured to select either first color tone conversion processing or second color tone conversion processing having a ratio of red wavelength component set lower than either blue wavelength or green wavelength components with respect to the first color tone conversion processing, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130028485 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable recording device: An image processing apparatus includes a distance information calculator that calculates distance information corresponding to a distance to an imaging object at each of portions in an image; a feature data calculator that calculates feature data at each portion in the image; a feature data distribution calculator that calculates a... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130028482 - Method and system for thinning a point cloud: A system and method for thinning a point cloud. In one aspect of the method, the point cloud is generated by an imaging device and data points are thinned out of the point cloud based upon their distance from the imaging device.... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130028486 - Method and arrangements for firing a fire arm: An arrangement and methods for firing a fire arm. The fire arm includes a determining unit configured to determine a movement of an aim point for the fire arm relative to a target. A processing unit is configured to determine a target point for the aim point based on the... Agent: Saab Ab
20130028487 - Computer vision and machine learning software for grading and sorting plants: The present invention encompasses software that brings together computer vision and machine learning algorithms that can evaluate and sort plants into desired categories. While one embodiment of the present invention is directed toward strawberry plants, the software engine described is not specifically designed for strawberry plants but can be used... Agent: Carnegie Mellon University
20130028488 - Biometric information processing device, biometric-information processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An biometric-information processing device includes a biometric-information acquiring unit that generates a biometric image representing biometric information on a surface of a specific portion of a user; a divider that divides the biometric image into multiple blocks; a prior-complexity-degree estimator that estimates, for each of the multiple blocks, a prior... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130028493 - Image enhancement and application functionality for medical and other uses: The disclosure herein provides beneficial systems, methods, devices, and apparatuses that enhance and/or analyze images, and that can be configured to provide users an assessment and/or recommendation based on the enhanced and/or analyzed images. In an embodiment related to medicine, the assessment and/or recommendation is based on a patient situation,... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp
20130028489 - Method and apparatus for determining potential movement disorder using sensor data: An approach is provided for determining potential movement disorder using sensor data. The health and wellness engine processes and/or facilitates a processing of one or more sequences of images to identify one or more reference objects, the one or more sequences of images captured via a device physically attached to... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130028492 - Method and apparatus for the progressive loading of medical, multidimensional images into a medical application: A method includes a) loading a first number n of image sets with an image size ky, the ky images of which are distributed in a regular manner over a volume, which is to be loaded in its entirety as a result; b) loading a number nx of image sets... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130028490 - Method of processing medical image of blood vessel using image fusion method: A method of processing a blood vessel image is provided. The method includes (a) sharpening an original blood vessel image using a Gabor filter in consideration of various directions and thicknesses of blood vessels included in the blood vessel and (b) detecting edges according to a change in brightness in... Agent: Dongguk Univeristy, Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation
20130028491 - Systems and methods for performance training: Systems and methods for movement and position training of a human body are provided. An image capture device such as a still camera or video camera captures an image or video of a human body in a selected position or sequence of positions relating to a movement. The position or... Agent: Movement Training Systems LLC
20130028494 - Image analysing: A flow pattern in a tube system is calculated from acquired image data. From the flow pattern virtual image data are generated and compared with the acquired data in order to determine a quality measure for the usability of the generated flow pattern at characteristic locations.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130028495 - Filtration imaging enhancement method and system: In accordance with at least some embodiments of the present disclosure, a process for enhancing a motion-blurred image is presented. The process may include obtaining a prior image based on a plurality of projections, wherein the plurality of projections are computed tomography (CT) images obtained in multiple motion phases. The... Agent: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
20130028496 - Simultaneous reconstruction of emission activity and attenuation coefficient distribution from tof data, acquired with external shell source: Methods, and systems therefrom, for generating images from time of flight (TOF) data associated with a scan of at least one object using a positron emission tomography system are provided. The method includes providing initial values for an activity image to yield a current activity image. The method also includes... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130028497 - System and method for identifying a vascular border: A system and method are provided for using a first vascular image, or more particularly a plurality of control points located thereon, to identify a border on a second vascular image. Embodiments of the present invention operate in accordance with an intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS) device and a computing device electrically... Agent: Volcano Corporation
20130028498 - Back-projection of a projection image data set with depth-dependent filtering: For filtered back-projection of a projection image data set, the projection image data set is cosine-weighted. The cosine-weighted projection image data set within the image plane of the projection image data set is subjected to a two-dimensional Radon transformation. The Radon transform of the cosine-weighted projection image data set differentiated... Agent:
20130028501 - Fluoroscopy device: A fluoroscopy device includes a light source that irradiates an observation site with excitation light and white light; a fluorescence-image generating section that acquires a fluorescence image by capturing fluorescence generated in the observation site irradiated with the excitation light; a reference-image generating section that acquires a reference image by... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130028499 - Radiographic apparatus and control method therefor: A control portion (140) detects pressure information fluctuations applied to a radiation sensor portion (120), acquires a radiation image and an offset image from the radiation sensor portion (120) based on the detected pressure information fluctuations, and makes offset correction of the acquired radiation image using the acquired offset image.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130028500 - Reconstruction computing device, reconstruction computing method, and x-ray ct apparatus: In order to provide a reconstruction computing device, a reconstruction computing method, and an X-ray CT apparatus capable of improving the image quality while reducing the amount of computation when reconstructing an X-ray CT image using an iterative method, a reconstruction computing device divides an initial image 50 reconstructed using... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation,
20130028502 - Systems and methods for mobile image capture and processing of checks: Techniques for processing an image of a check captured using a mobile device are provided. The check image is processed to determine whether the check can be deposited at a bank via a mobile deposit process. The system can identify regions of the check—such as the endorsement area—to determine if... Agent: Mitek Systems
20130028503 - Conductive film manufacturing method, conductive film, and recording medium: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a conductive film in which a mesh pattern comprising a wire material is provided on a base material. Also disclosed are a conductive film and a recording medium. Image data representing a mesh pattern is created on the basis of a plurality of selected... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130028504 - Parts manipulation, inspection, and replacement: Manufacturing lines include inspection systems for monitoring the quality of parts produced. Manufacturing lines for making semiconductor devices generally inspect each fabricated part. The information obtained is used to fix manufacturing problems in the semiconductor fab plant. A machine-vision system for inspecting devices includes a flipper mechanism. After being inspected... Agent:
20130028505 - Analyses of measurement data: A method includes generating, using a data processor, information showing variations of a parameter across a photo mask relative to an average value of the parameter measured at various locations on the photo mask. For example, the information can include data points, and each data point can be determined based... Agent:
20130028506 - Method and system for visualization of semiconductor wafer inspection data acquired in a photovoltaic cell production process: A system for providing visualization of semiconductor wafer inspection data acquired during in a photovoltaic cell production process includes a display device, a user interface device, and a computer control system configured for: receiving one or more inspection data sets acquired from each of a plurality of semiconductor wafers using... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20130028507 - 2d to 3d image conversion apparatus and method thereof: A 2D to 3D image conversion apparatus includes a data queue, a conversion unit and an offset calculation unit. The data queue receives and temporarily stores an input data value corresponding to a current pixel. The conversion unit outputs a current offset table corresponding to a current depth parameter of... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
20130028508 - System and method for computing the visual profile of a place: A system and method for computing a place profile are disclosed. The method includes providing a geographical definition of a place, retrieving a set of images based on the geographical place definition. With a classifier, image-level statistics for the retrieved images are generated. The classifier has been trained to generate... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130028509 - Apparatus and method for generating high dynamic range image from which ghost blur is removed using multi-exposure fusion: An apparatus and method for generating a High Dynamic Range (HDR) image from which a ghost blur is removed based on a multi-exposure fusion. The apparatus may include an HDR weight map calculation unit to calculate an HDR weight map for multiple exposure frames that are received, a ghost probability... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130028510 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a searcher. A searcher searches for a partial image expressing a sentence on a color image. A first designator designates the color image as a recorded image when a search result of the searcher indicates “non-detected”. A second designator designates a single-color N graduation image... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20130028511 - Method and device of determining a saliency map for an image: The proposed method uses a processing device for executing the steps of: selecting one of at least two different predetermined weight sets each associated with the predetermined scene category by determining to which of the predetermined scene categories a scene depicted in the image belongs, each predetermined weight sets comprising... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130028512 - Video searching method: A video searching method includes: providing a database for storing the data of a video, wherein the data of the video includes the colors of at least a key frame; providing a searching interface for an user uploading a key picture; providing a recording unit for recording the colors of... Agent: National Taiwan University Of Science And Technology
20130028513 - Image encoding system and image encoding method: An image encoding system and an image encoding method are provided. The image encoding system comprises a relation computing unit and an embedded unit. The relation computing unit receives a plurality of view-angle images each comprising a plurality of pixels, and calculates a relative relationship between pixels according to their... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20130028514 - Non-transitory computer-readable storage medium containing html file, file conversion method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium containing file conversion program: An HTML file for making a browser adapted to a canvas element in HTML5 perform a process of color conversion of a specified image with specified characteristics and display the converted image at high speed. In the process of carrying out color conversion of the specified image with specified characteristics... Agent: Dena Co., Ltd.
20130028515 - Image processing apparatus and method: Provided is an image processing apparatus which includes a histogram generating unit that generates a histogram representing an appearance frequency distribution of a pixel value of an input image, and a quantization table generating unit that generates a quantization table including table information used to perform transform of a bit... Agent:
20130028517 - Apparatus, method, and medium detecting object pose: An apparatus and method detecting an object pose are provided. Key joint data of an object may be extracted, a candidate pose may be generated based on the extracted key joint data, and a most likely pose may be retrieved using a database, based on the generated candidate pose.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130028518 - Image processing device determining attributes of regions: An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory storing computer readable instructions therein. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causes the image processing device to perform: preparing image data representing an image; identifying a first region in the image and a second region disposed inside of... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130028516 - Image registration methods and apparatus using random projections: According to some aspects, a computer-implemented method of registering a first image and a second image is provided. The method comprises computer-implemented acts of logically dividing the first image into a first plurality of regions, logically dividing the second image into a second plurality of regions, projecting the first plurality... Agent: Children"s Medical Center Corporation
20130028519 - Feature based image registration: Example embodiments disclosed herein relate to feature based image registration. Feature based image registration determines correspondence between image features such as points, lines, and contours to align or register a reference or first image and a target or second image. The examples disclosed herein may be used in mobile devices... Agent:
20130028521 - Image evaluation device, image evaluation method, program, integrated circuit: A template includes a frame a and a frame b, in each of which an image is to be inserted. An object introduction degree (OI) is associated with a frame set ab, which is a combination of the frames a and b. For a pair of images arranged with respect... Agent:
20130028520 - Image processing device identifying attribute of region included in image: An image processing device performs: preparing image data representing an image, the image including a target region consisting of a plurality of target pixels, each of the plurality of target pixels having a pixel value; classifying each of a plurality of target pixels as one of an object pixel and... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130028522 - Using relevance feedback in face recognition: Images are searched to locate faces that are the same as a query face. Images that include a face that is the same as the query face may be presented to a user as search result images. Images also may be sorted by the faces included in the images and... Agent: Aol Inc.
20130028525 - Combined deblocking and denoising filter: An apparatus, a computer readable medium to instruct a process to implement a method, and a method of reducing blocking artifacts and/or noise in an image that has been compressed by a block-based encoding process. The method includes deblocking the image using overlapped forward directional transforms, the overlapped forward directional... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130028523 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium: CPU performs a process to obtain image data, and defines a predetermined range in the obtained image data. Further, CPU extracts outlines of images falling within the predetermined range, and selects a closed line among the extracted outlines. Then, an image processing unit and CPU converts an image surrounded by... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130028524 - Image processing device identifying region in image as one of uniform region and nonuniform region: An image processing device includes a processor, and a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causes the image processing device to perform: generating edge image data by using the original image data; calculating characteristic values for a plurality of determination regions; and identifying... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130028526 - Method and system for image registration: A system including a planning module configured to generate a transition plan in response to a deviation of the vehicle system from an operating plan. The transition plan designates one or more tractive operations or braking operations to be implemented by the vehicle system to achieve a designated operating parameter... Agent: Koplar Interactive Systems International, LLC
20130028527 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus, including: a band information acquisition unit configured to acquire band information of each of a plurality of blocks acquired by dividing a screen on the basis of input image data; and a domain separation unit configured to separate a screen into a plurality... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130028529 - Area-based encoding/decoding device and method: Region-based encoding apparatus and decoding apparatus. The encoding apparatus selects an optimum region division mode from region division modes with respect to regions divided from an image frame, and transmits, to the decoding apparatus, an optimum image filtering method and an optimum filter coefficient of regions divided, according to the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130028531 - Image processing device and image processing method: A deblocking filter 24 performs filtering of decoded image data obtained by decoding image data encoded for each block, so as to remove block distortion. If at least one of block sizes on adjacent sides of two adjacent blocks is extended larger than a predetermined block size, a filter setting... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130028528 - Image processing method, encoding device, decoding device, and image processing apparatus: There is provided an image processing method includes: separating an image taken at a predetermined frame rate into a first frame and at least one second frame other than the first frame at intervals of 1/n, where n is an integer of 2 or larger; calculating a low-frequency-component difference between... Agent:
20130028532 - Method and device for image compression coding: Examples of the present invention provide a method and device for image compression coding. The method includes: obtaining a designated area selected from an image at a decoding side; determining quantization coefficients of the image to make an image compression ratio of the designated area lower than image compression ratios... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
20130028530 - Spatial prediction method, image decoding method, and image coding method: A spatial prediction method capable of reducing the complexity of spatial prediction includes: detecting an edge (E) overlapping the current block by obtaining a horizontal gradient (Gy) and a vertical gradient (Gx) between pixels within a block adjacent to the current block; calculating an integer slope of the edge; determining,... Agent:
20130028534 - Image processor: An image processor that achieves reduction in delay amount, in comparison with code amount control GOP by GOP or frame by frame, is obtained. The controller includes a first processing unit that obtains a generated amount of code used for a first predetermined number of immediately preceding macroblocks, a second... Agent: Megachips Corporation
20130028533 - Method, system and computer program product for optimization of data compression: A sequence of n coefficients is compressed by determining a cost-determined sequence of n coefficient indices represented by a cost-determined sequence of (run, index derivative) pairs under a given quantization table and run-index derivative coding distribution, wherein each sequence of (run, index derivative) pairs defines a corresponding sequence of coefficient... Agent: Slipstream Data Inc.
20130028535 - Image scanning apparatus: An image scanning apparatus according to this disclosure, includes: a reference data acquiring unit configured to acquire reference data to be used for shading correction as integer data; a short-bit-length data generating unit configured to generate short-bit-length data from the reference data, a bit-length of the short-bit-length data being shorter... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc.
20130028537 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a computer program, visually remove low-frequency noise contained in image data. Image data containing low-frequency noise is input from an input terminal. A window unit designates a window made up of a pixel of interest, and its surrounding pixels. A pixel... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130028536 - Methods for reducing motion artifacts in shear wave images: Methods and non-transitory computer readable media that store executable instructions to perform a method for reducing motion artifacts in shear wave measurements are presented. Accordingly, reference pulses are delivered to a common motion tracking location (CMTL) and a plurality of target locations in a region of interest (ROI) to detect... Agent: General Electric Company
20130028538 - Method and system for image upscaling: An embodiment provides a method for image upscaling. The method includes anti-aliasing an input image and downsampling the input image to create a lower resolution image. The method also includes interpolating the lower resolution image to obtain a higher resolution image and creating a filter map from the input image... Agent:01/24/2013 > 65 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130022230 - Digital content management system, verification device, program thereof, and data processing method: A digital content management system (1) includes: a digital watermark embedding device (100) which generates embedding information uniquely determined from identification information for tracking use, and embeds a digital watermark into a digital content to be managed, based on the thus-generated embedding information; a digital watermark detection device (200) which... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130022231 - Systems and methods for mobile image capture and remittance processing: Systems and methods are provided for capturing and processing images of remittance coupons using a mobile device and obtaining data from the captured image which is used to set up or carry out payment of a bill that corresponds to the remittance coupon. Optimization and enhancement of image capture and... Agent: Mitek Systems
20130022236 - Apparatus capable of detecting location of object contained in image data and detection method thereof: An apparatus capable of detecting location of object contained in image data and its detecting method are disclosed. The apparatus comprises an image capturing module, a weight assignment module, and a processing module. The image capturing module is for capturing an image. The weight assignment module performs the pixel weight/probability... Agent: Altek Corporation
20130022232 - Customized audio content relating to an object of interest: A device/system and method for creating customized audio segments related to an object of interest are disclosed. The device and/or system can create an additional level of interaction with the object of interest by creating customized audio segments based on the identity of the object of interest and/or the user's... Agent:
20130022241 - Enhancing gmapd ladar images using 3-d wallis statistical differencing: A method for processing XYZ point cloud of a scene acquired by a GmAPD LADAR includes: performing on a computing device a three-dimensional statistical differencing on the XYZ point cloud obtained from the GmAPD LADAR to produce a SD point cloud; and displaying an image of the SD point cloud.... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130022242 - Identifying anomalous object types during classification: Techniques are disclosed for identifying anomaly object types during classification of foreground objects extracted from image data. A self-organizing map and adaptive resonance theory (SOM-ART) network is used to discover object type clusters and classify objects depicted in the image data based on pixel-level micro-features that are extracted from the... Agent: Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc.
20130022233 - Identifying true feature matches for vision based navigation: An example embodiment includes a method for identifying true feature matches from a plurality of candidate feature matches for vision based navigation. A weight for each of the plurality of candidate feature matches can be set. The method also includes iteratively performing for N iterations: calculating a fundamental matrix for... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130022244 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus comprises: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of image data items; an object detecting unit configured to detect a plurality of objects from the acquired image data items; a characteristic value calculation unit configured to calculate a characteristic value of each of the objects;... Agent:
20130022239 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus is capable of appropriately extracting a frame of an output target from a moving image. The image processing apparatus includes an analysis unit configured to analyze a plurality of analysis regions in each of a plurality of frames included in the moving image, an extraction unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130022235 - Interactive secret sharing: Interactive secret sharing includes receiving video data from a source and interpreting the video data to track an observed path of a device. In addition, position information is received from the device, and the position information is interpreted to track a self-reported path of the device. If the observed path... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130022237 - Method for stand off inspection of target in monitored space: t
20130022243 - Methods and apparatuses for face detection: Methods and apparatuses are provided for face detection. A method may include selecting a face detection parameter subset from a plurality of face detection parameter subsets. Each face detection parameter subset may include a subset of face posture models from a set of face posture models and a subset of... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130022234 - Object tracking: Methods, devices, and systems for object tracking are described herein. One or more method embodiments include receiving an initial set of track points associated with a trajectory of an object, compressing the initial set of track points into a plurality of track segments, each track segment having a start track... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130022240 - Remote automated planning and tracking of recorded data: The invention is a system for the remote automated planning and tracking of recorded data. The inventive system preferably is a software product that is used in conjunction with a foreign object tracking system and a visual inspection tracking system to provide an automated eddy current and visual inspection planning... Agent:
20130022238 - Systems and methods for tracking and authenticating goods: Systems and methods for identifying, tracking, tracing and determining the authenticity of a good include an imaging system, a database, and an authentication center. The imaging system is configured to capture an image of a unique signature associated with a good. The unique signature can be, for example, a random... Agent: Covectra, Inc.
20130022246 - Traffic line creation device and traffic line creation method: The traffic line creation device which creates the traffic line representing a motion trace of the tracking target comprising: an object detection unit which detects the tracking target from an image frame to create detection result information including a detected area of the tracking target; a state determination unit which... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130022245 - Traffic signal connected digital electronic display and method of controlling the same: A digital electronic display connected to a traffic signal and a method of controlling the digital electronic display are provided. The digital electronic display includes a communication unit configured to receive content including content segments and metadata, a display screen, and a processor. The processor is configured to monitor the... Agent:
20130022247 - Apparatus and method for capturing rolled fingerprint image: A method and apparatus for capturing rolled fingerprint images are provided. The method for capturing rolled fingerprint image acquires elemental image frames from a fingerprint that touches and rolls on a fingerprint input window, acquires improved image frames through preprocessing by removing an image that does not overlap between adjacent... Agent: Union Community Co., Ltd
20130022248 - Biometrics based on locally consistent features: Systems, devices, methods, and software are described for biometric sensors that permit a reduction in the size of the sensing area without significant reduction in biometric functionality of the sensor. A skin site of an individual is illuminated, and light scattered from the skin site is received. An image of... Agent: Lumidigm, Inc.
20130022250 - Method and system for inspecting dosage forms having code imprints using chemical imaging and sorting the inspected dosage forms: Method and system for inspecting dosage forms having code imprints using chemical imaging and sorting the inspected dosage forms are provided. The method includes providing reference data obtained by chemically imaging a first surface of a reference dosage form having a known good code imprint and having a known desired... Agent: Gii Acquisition, LLC Dba General Inspection, LLC
20130022249 - Rapid discrimination apparatus, method of speeding up the same, and program of the same: When obtaining a final result from a discriminator group arranged in a predetermined order, an evaluation value obtaining unit successively evaluates each discriminator from a first discriminator and if it is determined that a discrimination result represented by an overall evaluation value obtained by evaluating the first to Ith discriminators... Agent:
20130022253 - Apparatus and method for analyzing ultrasonic image: An apparatus for analyzing an ultrasonic image is provided. The apparatus includes a feature point extracting unit configured to convert the ultrasonic image into a phase information image and extract a feature point from the phase information image, and an image registering unit configured to perform an image registration on... Agent:
20130022256 - Method and ct system for recording and distributing whole-body ct data of a polytraumatized patient: A method and CT system are disclosed for recording and distributing whole-body CT data of a polytraumatized patient. In at least one embodiment the method includes producing a whole-body topogram including division and assignment of z- coordinate regions of the whole-body topogram to different body regions; performing a whole-body CT... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130022251 - Method and system for tooth segmentation in dental images: A method for segmenting a feature of interest from a volume image acquires image data elements from the image of a subject. At least one view of the acquired volume is displayed. One or more boundary points along a boundary of the feature of interest are identified according to one... Agent:
20130022255 - Method and system for tooth segmentation in dental images: A method for segmenting a feature of interest from a volume image acquires image data elements from the image of a subject. One or more boundary points along a boundary of the feature of interest are identified according to one or more geometric primitives with reference to the displayed view.... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20130022254 - Method for tooth dissection in cbct volume: A method of generating a dissection curve between a first and a second object in a volume image. The method accesses volume image data of a subject as a set of image slices and identifies a region of the volume image data that includes at least the first and second... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20130022252 - Panoramic image generation from cbct dental images: A method for forming a panoramic image from a computed tomography image volume, acquires image data elements for one or more computed tomographic volume images of a subject, identifies a subset of the acquired computed tomographic images that contain one or more features of interest and defines, from the subset... Agent:
20130022259 - Apparatus for generating diagnosis image, medical imaging system, and method for processing image: An apparatus for generating a diagnosis image includes a local contrast characteristic calculator configured to calculate local contrast characteristics of radiation image data of a low-energy sub-band from radiation image data generated by radiation having at least two energy bands passing through a subject; a local contrast characteristic applier configured... Agent:
20130022257 - Systems and methods for automatic generation of medical image sheets: Medical imaging systems including an operator workstation and control circuitry are provided. The operator workstation is adapted to enable an operator to operate a medical imaging device in accordance with operator preferences, and the control circuitry is adapted to display an operator interface on a display portion of the operator... Agent: General Electric Company
20130022258 - X-ray imaging apparatus and method of updating a pixel map: An X-ray imaging apparatus and a method of updating a pixel map correct a bad pixel of an X-ray transmission image. An X-ray transmission image is generated by detecting an X-ray penetrating an object, and it is determined whether a difference between a value of each one of the pixels... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130022260 - Wafer edge inspection and metrology: Some aspects of the present invention relate to a wafer inspection method. A plurality of images is acquired about an edge portion of a wafer. Each of the images comprises a pixel array having a first dimension and a second dimension. A composite image of compressed pixel arrays is generated... Agent: Rudolph Technologies, Inc.
20130022262 - Head recognition method: Described herein is a method for recognising a human head in a source image. The method comprises detecting a contour of at least part of a human body in the source image, calculating a depth of the human body in the source image. From the source image, a major radius... Agent: Softkinetic Software
20130022261 - Systems and methods for evaluating images: Systems and methods for evaluating images segment a computational image into sub-images based on spectral information in the computational image, generate respective morphological signatures for the sub-images, generate respective spectral signatures for the sub-images, and generate a resulting image signature based on the morphological signatures and the spectral signatures.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130022263 - System and method for detecting and tracking features in images: A system and method for tracking features is provided which allows for the tracking of features that move in a series of images A training set of images is processed to produce clustered shape subspaces corresponding to the set of images, such that non-linear shape manifolds in the images are... Agent:
20130022264 - System and process for automatically finding objects of a specific color: A computer implemented method, system and computer program product for identifying the Main Colors and the matching colors of a visual object, and then viewing on a mobile device select items comprising the matching colors, such as from a merchant's catalogue. A visual object is analyzed for color content, and... Agent:
20130022265 - Method and system for interpolating index values of associated tiles in an image: A method for performing indexing in an image decoder. The method includes identifying a tile in an image, wherein the image comprises a plurality of tiles, and wherein each tile includes color data associated with a plurality of pixels. The method includes asymmetrically providing a plurality of indices throughout the... Agent: Nvidia Corporation
20130022266 - Image processing method: An image processing method adapted to calculate image data of a pixel array is provided. The pixel array includes a plurality of pixels, and each of the pixels has predetermined elementary color data. The image processing method includes following steps. First, a target pixel of the pixel array is selected.... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20130022269 - Differentiated processing method of image zones: A method for improving the perception of an image may include performing a main separation of the pixels of the image into two categories, one corresponding to pixels of a flat zone, and the other corresponding to pixels of a textured zone. The method may also include processing the pixels... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas
20130022268 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes an image obtaining unit configured to obtain a scan image, a tile area setting unit configured to section the scan image into a plurality of tile areas, a temporary tile area setting unit configured to set a temporary tile area in the scan image, the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130022267 - System and method for modeling a region segmented image: A system and method for modeling a region segmented image is described. Aspects of the present invention may include the generation of a computer model that models the region segmented image, the computer model comprising one or more nodes, wherein each node in the one or more nodes represents an... Agent: Infosys Limited
20130022271 - Method of and device for identifying direction of characters in image block: The embodiments disclose a method of and a device for identifying direction of characters in image block. The method includes: performing optical character recognition processing on the image block by assuming various directions as assumed character directions to obtain sub image blocks, recognized characters and correctness measures in each assumed... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130022272 - Method of and device for identifying direction of characters in image block: The present embodiments disclose a method of and a device for identifying the direction of characters in an image block. The method includes: performing optical character recognition processing on the image block by assuming various directions as assumed character directions, respectively, to obtain sub image blocks, recognized characters corresponding to... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130022270 - Optical character recognition of text in an image for use by software: A computer implemented method and apparatus that can OCR an image, or selected portions of an image, and then provide options to a user for use of the results of the OCR, including passing the results of the OCR to a software program so the software program can perform some... Agent:
20130022273 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention can specify, among a plurality of frames, a plurality of frame groups having at least one frame included between the plurality of frame groups that are extraction target candidates in an array of the plurality of frames in the moving image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130022275 - Search supporting system, search supporting method and search supporting program: In a database, product image data is accumulated. A search portion acquires product image data having the image characteristics information that is the same as or similar to the image characteristics information that indicates the characteristics of the image of input image data from the database for the input image... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130022274 - Specifying values by occluding a pattern on a target: A mobile platform captures a scene that includes a real world object, wherein the real world object has a non-uniform pattern in a predetermined region. The mobile platform determines an area in an image of the real world object in the scene corresponding to the predetermined region. The mobile platform... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130022276 - Motion estimation method: A motion estimation method is provided, which includes following steps: dividing a first frame to be estimated into a plurality of area units, in which each of the area units includes a plurality of blocks; and assigning a set of motion vector values to each of the area units, in... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20130022277 - Facial feature point position correcting device, facial feature point position correcting method, and facial feature point position correcting program: Facial feature point reliability generating means generates a reliability map of each facial feature point from a facial image. Initial facial feature point position calculating means calculates the position of each facial feature point in the facial image based on the reliability map. Off-position facial feature point judgment means judges... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130022278 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes an image retrieving unit that retrieves an image including a symbol, a noise detecting unit that detects noise of the image, a comparative image retrieving unit that retrieves a comparative image that is to be compared with a detection region of the image detected as... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130022279 - Systems and methods for processing infrared images: Various techniques are provided to process infrared images. In one implementation, a method of processing infrared image data includes receiving infrared image data associated with a scene. The infrared image data comprises a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of rows and columns. The method also includes selecting one... Agent:
20130022281 - Image processing device and method: An adaptive loop filter classifies a decoded image from a deblocking filter into a smooth region class and an edge/texture region class, in accordance with results of edge detection from an edge detecting unit. The adaptive loop filter performs filter coefficient calculation for each of classified classes such that the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130022280 - Methods for improving image search in large-scale databases: Systems and methods for addressing the problem of specific planar object search from a large-scale image database. Given a query image with a particular object and a planar surface, the systems and methods attempt to find, from a large image corpus, a set of representative images in which that object... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130022282 - Methods for clustering collections of geo-tagged photographs: Systems and methods for clustering photos that include both time stamps and location coordinates. A two step method that first detects boundaries using time and location information independently to form a set of candidate boundaries is implemented. Such boundaries partition the set of time-ordered photos into clusters. A subset of... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130022283 - Cadence detection for interlaced video based on temporal regularity: A method is proposed for analyzing an interlaced video signal including a first sequence of fields. A temporal regularity estimation process is applied to the first sequence of fields to compute a first metric. Inputs of the temporal regularity estimation process include pixel values from at least two fields having... Agent: Zoran (france)
20130022284 - Method and system for updating business cards: Techniques for capturing images of business cards, uploading the images to a designated computing device for processing and recognition are disclosed. A mechanism is provided to update extracted data from the images when there are any changes. Depending on implementation, there are a number of ways to capture images of... Agent:
20130022285 - Image processing device and method: An orthogonal transform part 151 orthogonally transforms pixel values of a process target block of an input image by 4×4. A 2×2 block generation part 152 extracts four direct-current components from the coefficient data, and generates a 2×2 block using the direct-current components. An orthogonal transform part 153 further orthogonally... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130022287 - Image contrast enhancement: A method for contrast enhancement for digital images, including filtering an original image having original color values, to generate a filtered image, receiving parameters for a response curve, the response curve being a function of color value that is user-adjustable, deriving local multipliers by applying the response curve to the... Agent:
20130022286 - Image processing method: The present disclosure relates to a method for improving the perception of an image. The method may include subjecting an original image to a series of independent processes, each producing a pixel calculated using a respective reference kernel. The reference kernels each may comprise pixels from the original image.... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas
20130022288 - Image processing apparatus and method for reducing edge-induced artefacts: The present invention relates to image processing. A wavelet decomposition unit (110) applies a wavelet decomposition on an image or video data signal and generates approximation and detail signals. A discontinuity detection unit (120) detects discontinuities like block boundaries and/or image contour lines in an evaluation signal selected from the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130022290 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input image data, a detection unit configured to detect a region corresponding to local light in an image represented by the image data input by the input unit, and a processing unit configured to perform blur processing on the region... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130022289 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium capable of determining a region corresponding to local light from an image: An image processing apparatus includes an input unit configured to input image data to be processed, an determination unit configured to determine a region corresponding to local light in the image data input by the input unit, and a specification unit configured to determine a characteristic of the image data... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130022291 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus specifies, based on a reference image out of a plurality of images and a plurality of comparative images out of the plurality of images, a difference region, in each of the plurality of comparative images, including an object subjected to combination corresponding to a difference from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130022292 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium storing program: Size information indicating sizes of a plurality of images is acquired from at least one server. Based on the sizes of the plurality of images indicated by the acquired size information, an image having a size corresponding to an output performance of an output device used to output the plurality... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130022293 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: The present invention provides an image processing apparatus which can simply and appropriately analyze an image, an image processing method, and a storage medium. The present invention reduces an original image and enlarges a reduced image obtained by the reduction. The present invention enlarges the original image. The present invention... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130022294 - Method of placing an order for photographic printing: In an image network system used for network print service which receives an order for printing or the like by using a communication network such as the Internet, there are provided a center server capable of providing service which is different depending upon points given to a customer according to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation01/17/2013 > 47 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130016878 - Image processing device and image processing method thereof: An image processing device and an image processing method thereof. The image processing device comprises a memory module, an object detection module and a processing module. The memory module is provided for storing a plurality of images captured by a camera module, and the image comprises at least one object.... Agent: Altek Corporation
20130016875 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for generation of traceability matrices from video media: A method, apparatus and computer program product for generating a traceability matrix document regarding a system under development, provides for: providing input information regarding the system under development to a processing framework, processing the input information by the processing framework, and automatically creating a traceability matrix document regarding the system... Agent:
20130016877 - Multi-view object detection using appearance model transfer from similar scenes: View-specific object detectors are learned as a function of scene geometry and object motion patterns. Motion directions are determined for object images extracted from a training dataset and collected from different camera scene viewpoints. The object images are categorized into clusters as a function of similarities of their determined motion... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130016876 - Scale independent tracking pattern: In one aspect, a computer implemented method of motion capture, the method includes tracking the motion of a dynamic object bearing a pattern configured such that a first portion of the patterns is tracked at a first resolution and a second portion of the pattern is tracked at a second... Agent: Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.
20130016879 - Tracking method: The present invention relates to a method for tracking at least one object in a sequence of frames, each frame comprising a pixel array, wherein a depth value is associated to each pixel. The method comprises grouping at least some of said pixels of each frame into several regions, grouping... Agent: Softkinetic
20130016880 - Traffic monitoring device: A traffic monitoring device determines accurately the number of objects (H) such as, for example, human bodies present within a supervised sector (8), without being affected by influences of a clinging condition of a plurality of heads and/or hairdos. In determining the number of the objects (H), this traffic monitoring... Agent: Optex Co., Ltd.
20130016881 - Image mapping to provide visual geographic path: Provided is a computer system and method for mapping a visual path. The method includes receiving one or more images included in a predefined area; receiving one or more parameters associated with the image; and integrating the images and parameters into a map of the predefined area to enable mapping... Agent: Searete LLC
20130016882 - Liveness detection: The present disclosure concerns a method of verifying the presence of a living face in front of a camera (112), the method including: capturing by said camera a sequence of images of a face; detecting a plurality of features of said face in each of said images; measuring parameters associated... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited
20130016883 - System and method for anonymous biometrics analysis: A system receives an identification number from a subject. The system retrieves a biometric measurement from a database using the identification number. The database includes biometric measurements of a plurality of subjects. Each biometric measurement is determined from a location of a particular subject's body, each biometric measurement is associated... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130016888 - Adaptive linear filter for real time noise reduction in surface plasmon resonance sensorgrams: A method for linear filtering of noise in a sensorgram generated from a surface plasmon resonance apparatus, the method comprising: providing a linear filter of variable length to filter an output signal in the sensorgram; and determining an optimal length of the linear filter based on a slope of the... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Ab
20130016887 - Apparatus and method for detecting and measuring biomolecular interactions: A method and system for the rapid detection of biomolecular interactions, the system comprising a sensing platform which comprises a primary support structure including recesses designed to be located in front of a detection unit, said recesses containing one or several arrays of biosensors, said system furthermore comprising a reader... Agent:
20130016886 - Generating artificial hyperspectral images using correlated analysis of co-registered images: High-resolution digital images of adjacent slices of a tissue sample are acquired, and tiles are defined in the images. Values associated with image objects detected in each tile are calculated. The tiles in adjacent images are co-registered. A first hyperspectral image is generated using a first image, and a second... Agent: Definiens Ag
20130016885 - Image processing apparatus, imaging system, and image processing system: An image processing apparatus comprises: an image acquisition unit for acquiring a plurality of original images acquired by imaging a specimen including a structure in various focal positions using a microscope apparatus; an image generation unit for generating, on the basis of the plurality of original images, a first image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016884 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for identifying a region of interest within a mammogram image: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for identifying a region of interest within a mammogram image. A method may include applying a clustering algorithm to a histogram of the mammogram image to identify a predefined number of threshold values. The method may further include determining a predefined number... Agent: Mckesson Financial Holdings Limited
20130016889 - Image registration for image-guided surgery: An image registration process for detecting a change in position of a surgical target, such as a tumor, within a patient is disclosed. A pre-operative model of the target and surrounding area is generated, then registered to live patient images to determine or confirm a location of the target during... Agent: Accuray, Inc.
20130016890 - Method and apparatus for processing an image using multi resolution transformation: A method of processing an image is disclosed. The method includes transforming an original image to generate an edge image by using multi-resolution transformation; performing a first image enhancement process on the edge image according to a type of original image; generating an inverse transform image by performing inverse multi-resolution... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130016892 - Feature-based registration of sectional images: The present invention relates to a method and a system for obtaining and analysing image pairs, obtained as sections of specimen. The invention facilitates registration of two corresponding images, one from each section of the specimen. The invention includes performing a registration process of the two images thereby obtaining a... Agent: Visiopharm A/s
20130016891 - User interface method and system for management and control of automated image processing in high content screening or high throughput screening: A user interface method and system for controlling automated image processing operations of HCS and/or HTS systems includes a graphical interface to enable user designation of an image naming convention, image sources and destinations, image processing channels, processing parameter values, and processing spatial designations.... Agent: Vala Sciences, Inc
20130016893 - Paper sheet recognition apparatus and paper sheet recognition method: A paper sheet recognition apparatus recognizes whether a paper sheet has a motion thread that is a thread part in which a pattern varies with a viewing angle. The paper sheet recognition apparatus includes multiple light sources that irradiate the paper sheet with lights from corresponding multiple directions, a line... Agent:
20130016894 - Method and system for calculating weight of variable shape product manufactured from product blank: A computerized system, method, and computer-readable media implementing a method for determining a weight of a product, and optionally its shipping weight and postage are described. A product having a variable shape in two dimensions wherein the shape is defined in the two dimensions by a set of cutlines is... Agent: Vistaprint Technologies Limited
20130016895 - Method and system for defect-bitmap-fail patterns matching analysis including peripheral defects: A system and method for fail pattern analysis for a memory device is disclosed. The peripheral circuits of a memory device are divided into different zones based on circuit design and layout. Defects are detected by inline inspection of multiple SRAM devices at various stages in the manufacturing process and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130016896 - 3d visualization of light detection and ranging data: In accordance with particular embodiments, a method includes receiving LIDAR data associated with a geographic area and generating a three-dimensional image of the geographic area based on the LIDAR data. The method further includes presenting at least a first portion of the three-dimensional image to a user based on a... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130016898 - Method and apparatus for low-bandwidth content-preser ving encoding of stereoscopic 3d images: A method and apparatus are described including accepting a first and a second stereoscopic eye frame line image, determining a coarse image shift between the first stereoscopic eye frame line image and the second stereoscopic eye frame line image, determining a fine image shift responsive to the coarse image shift,... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130016897 - Method and apparatus for processing multi-view image using hole rendering: A method and apparatus for processing a multi-view image are provided. A priority may be assigned to each hole pixel in a hole region generated when an output view is generated. The priority of each hole pixel may be generated by combining a structure priority, a confidence priority, and a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130016899 - Systems and methods for matching visual object components: Systems and methods for modeling the occurrence of common image components (e.g., sub-regions) in order to improve visual object recognition are disclosed. In one example, a query image may be matched to a training image of an object. A matched region within the training image to which the query image... Agent: Google Inc.
20130016900 - Image filtering apparatus and method based on noise prediction using infrared ray (ir) intensity: Provided is an image filtering apparatus and method that may generate a noise prediction model associated with a depth image, based on an infrared ray (IR) intensity, and thereby predict noise included in a depth image using the generated noise prediction model.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130016901 - Image processing method and device, and image processing program: Disclosed are an image processing method and device and an image processing program that are able to perform gradation conversion—that achieves a favorable saturation reproduction when exchanging and reproducing images between devices or between color spaces having different dynamic ranges—by element of having: a first gradation conversion that, when converting... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130016902 - Image data processing device, image forming apparatus, and recording medium: An image data processing device processes structured image data including background image data representing a background image, foreground image data representing a foreground image indicating a color and a gross shape, and mask data representing a mask image specifying a prescribed area of the foreground image to be overlaid on... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130016903 - Color selection and/or matching in a color image: A method or computer program product for color selection in a color image, including operations or instructions for selecting a base color in a base color portion of a color image; computing a perceptual color difference between the base color and a respective second color in the color image; comparing... Agent: Corel Corporation, Inc.
20130016905 - Method and apparatus for correcting color distortion: A method and apparatus for correcting color distortion are provided. The method includes detecting a color image of an object. The method further includes correcting color distortion of the detected color image to generate a corrected color image. The method further includes synthesizing color information of the corrected color image... Agent:
20130016904 - White adjusting device, white adjusting method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: Provided is a white adjusting device including an estimation unit that estimates a color temperature from an image to be processed, an acquisition unit that acquires a representative color value from a region close to white which is a region in which a color in a color range predetermined from... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130016906 - Binarized threshold value determination device, method thereof, and image processing device: According to one embodiment, a binarized threshold value determination device includes, a creating unit, an average gray level value calculation unit, a parameter calculation unit, a correction unit, a selection unit, and a determination unit. The correction unit configures to correct the gray level value of the gray level histogram... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016907 - Scribble segmentation method and apparatus: An apparatus and method of segmenting an image using scribble segmentation is provided. An image is segmented by constraining the membership value of a subset of image elements, solving a weighted biharmonic equation subject to the constrained membership values wherein the weights are determined from similarities between image elements, and... Agent:
20130016909 - Method for spectral-spatial-temporal image detection: A method of spectral-spatial-temporal image detection is disclosed. In one embodiment, a spectrally differenced image is obtained by computing a difference of at least two intensity values in at least two spectral bands of an image. Further, a spatially filtered spectral image is obtained by applying a spatial median filter... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
20130016908 - System and method for compact descriptor for visual search: A method and an apparatus for processing an image generates, using a linear embedding operator, a second set of feature points from a first set of feature points of the image, so that a pair-wise nearest neighbor (NN) topological relationship among the first set of feature points is preserved in... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
20130016910 - Information processing apparatus, metadata setting method, and program: Provided is an information processing apparatus including a specified region detection unit for detecting a specified region specified by a user within a screen during reproduction of a video, a region metadata setting unit for setting region metadata indicating a position and a range of the specified region for each... Agent:
20130016911 - Method for classifying projection recaptures: A method for classifying projection recaptures is disclosed. A copy of a video content is classified as recorded from the digital projection of the video content, or as recorded from the projection of the celluloid film print of the video content by an automated method comprising classifying as a function... Agent:
20130016913 - Image processing method and system: s(X) and s(Y) are scalar functions representing the scale of the object poses X and Y respectively, R(X) and R(Y) are matrices expressing the rotation of object poses X and Y respectively, t(X) and t(Y) are vectors expressing the translation of object poses X and Y respectively, and σs, or... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130016912 - Image topological coding for visual search: A method and an apparatus for processing an image generate a first vector of a first number dimension for the image from a first number of points of the image based on topological information of the first number of points, and the first vector for the image is invariant to... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
20130016914 - Word warping for offline handwriting recognition: Performing word recognition operations to determine what an image of a word represents. The method includes accessing a first image. The first image represents an image version of a word. The method further includes accessing a second image. The second image also represents an image version of a word. Using... Agent: Brigham Young University
20130016915 - Crosswalk detection device, crosswalk detection method and recording medium: A crosswalk detection device executes a predetermined arithmetic processing on a calculated value calculated based on data obtained through a scanning operation using a main pattern. Next, the device determines whether or not a crosswalk is in a predetermined image based on a relationship between a calculated result of the... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130016916 - Personalized tag ranking: Personalized tag ranking of images, including identifying within a reference image collection any images that are similar to an input image, identifying within a source image collection any images that have associated tags that are similar to a set of input tags associated with the input image, identifying among the... Agent: International Business Machines
20130016917 - Image compression: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for image compression are provided. Embodiments include: examining, by an image controller, contextual data of a plurality of uncompressed images; selecting from the plurality of uncompressed images, by the image controller, a group of uncompressed images that have related contextual data; designating, by the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130016918 - Wide-angle lens image correction: A system for correcting distortion effects in a distorted image includes a memory controller for reading pixels (corresponding to a subset region in a destination image) of the distorted image from a system memory to local memory. A look-up table stores an offset and interpolation weight for each pixel, and... Agent:
20130016919 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a plurality of partial images obtained by taking images with respect to a subject so that a plurality of image-taking areas are overlapped with each other, a calculation unit configured to determine an area to be used to generate... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130016920 - Image processing device, image processing method, program and recording medium: Provided is an image processing device including a model-based processing portion that generates an estimated low resolution image from a high resolution image, using an observation model that performs motion compensation processing and down-sampling processing, a feature amount calculation portion that calculates a feature amount of at least one of... Agent:
20130016921 - Method for providing localized images for software products: A method for producing a specified image includes generating a first file segment for an imaging file, the first file segment containing graphic information that is locale independent. A plurality of locale dependent files is generated that each contains information representing locale dependent graphic content. Graphic content information of each... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation01/10/2013 > 82 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130011003 - Associating first and second watermarks with audio or video content: The present invention relates generally to processing audio or video content. One claim recites an apparatus comprising: electronic memory for storing media representing audio or video content; and an electronic logic processor. The electronic processor is programmed for: embedding a protect watermark in the media, the protect watermark providing an... Agent:
20130011006 - Asymmetric watermark embedding/extraction: Methods and devices are provided to embed imperceptible watermarks into a host content and to subsequently extract embedded watermarks in a manner so as to achieve desired levels of robustness, transparency and security. For a particular host content, a first number of embedding opportunities are used to insert watermarks, which... Agent: Verance Corporation
20130011008 - Method and apparatus for identifying media content presented on a media playing device: A computing device executing a server engine receives a digital fingerprint created from a segment of a work, the work being a single rendering, the segment being less than an entirety of the work, and the digital fingerprint being based on perceptual features of the segment. The computing device compares... Agent: Audible Magic Corporation
20130011005 - Method and system for utilizing gps information to secure digital media: A device such as a set-top-box, digital TV, DVD player, multi-media player, cellular telephone or digital cinema player that may handle data such as multimedia data and/or audio/video signals, may determine its location. The device may determine its location based on GPS information and send it to an external entity,... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130011004 - Method for watermark detection using reference blocks comparison: The invention relates to a method for decoding a watermark embedded in a video comprising blocks of samples representative of the video comprising the steps of determining in the video a location of a watermarked block; determining a location for each reference block among a plurality of reference blocks wherein... Agent:
20130011002 - Methods and apparatus for robust embedded data: The present invention describes methods and apparatus involving embedding data. Data can be embedded steganographically in content or embedded in, e.g., headers associated with the content. One claim recites an apparatus including: a memory system for storing: i) content data comprising first information embedded therein; ii) second information which is... Agent:
20130011007 - Using camera signatures from uploaded images to authenticate users of an online system: Users of an online system are authenticated based on signatures of cameras that were used to capture images uploaded to the online system. Users of an online system upload photos taken from their cameras. The online system extracts characteristic information about the camera that captured the photos. This information includes... Agent:
20130011015 - Biometric authenticaton device, biometric authentication program, and biometric authentication method: A biometric authentication device that authenticates a user using biological features of the user, the biometric authentication device includes: an illumination unit configured to illuminate a target which represents the biological features; an image sensor configured to obtain a first captured image by capturing the target illuminated by the illumination... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130011016 - Detection of objects in digital images: A method to detect objects in a digital image. At least one image representing at least one frame of a video sequence is received. A given color channel of the image is extracted. At least one blob that stands out from a background of the given color channel is identified.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130011011 - Insect image recognition and instant active response: A device for detecting insects on substrates such as lettuce and other leaves. The device has a microscope lens which magnifies a portion of the leaf and send an image of the leaf portion to an image recognition system. If the image recognition system detects the presence of an insect—further... Agent:
20130011013 - Measurement apparatus, measurement method, and feature identification apparatus: It is an object to measure a position of a feature around a road. An image memory unit stores images in which neighborhood of the road is captured. Further, a three-dimensional point cloud model memory unit 709 stores a point cloud showing three-dimensional coordinates obtained by laser measurement which is... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130011012 - Object detection device, method and program: When scores of classifiers for discriminating an image to be discriminated are sequentially obtained in a predetermined order, positions of saturated pixels in the image to be discriminated are detected. For each classifier which outputs the score based on pixel values at the detected position, the score is obtained by... Agent:
20130011009 - Recognition system based on augmented reality and remote computing and related method thereof: A recognition system based on augmented reality and remote computing includes a terminal touch screen, a terminal processing unit, a remote database, and a remote computing unit. The terminal touch screen fetches a recognition characteristic of an object to be recognized. The terminal processing unit transmits the recognition characteristic and... Agent:
20130011014 - Surveillance system and method: A method of performing a surveillance of a plurality of surveillance zones operable using a computerised system communicably interfaced with a plurality of input devices, each of the plurality of surveillance zones being monitored by at least one of the plurality of input devices, the method including the steps of:... Agent:
20130011010 - Three-dimensional image processing device and three dimensional image processing method: A 3D image processing device comprising: an object detecting unit, for detecting a first location for an object in a first image and a second location for the object in a second image; a disparity determining unit, coupled to the object detecting unit, for computing a disparity result for the... Agent:
20130011018 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus which estimates a three-dimensional position-and-orientation of a measuring object using an imaging apparatus capable of capturing a two-dimensional image and a range image, includes a data storing unit configured to store verification data for estimating a position-and-orientation of a measuring object, a two-dimensional image input unit... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130011017 - Method of obtaining spatial images on demand: Provided is a method of obtaining spatial images on demand. The server segments a spatial image into a plurality of regions to detect an isolated region whose continuity with peripheral regions is less than a threshold value, generates geographic information corresponding to the detected isolated region, and generates a capture... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130011021 - Image analysis apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image analysis method: An image analysis apparatus includes a moving image input unit which accepts an input of a moving image of a subject irradiated with X-rays, a determination unit which analyzes the previous frame and current frame of the moving image, and determines based on the analysis result whether or not any... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130011020 - Image processing device, image processing method and storage medium: An image processing device includes an image input portion, a motion vector acquisition portion and a distortion component estimation portion. The image input portion inputs a plurality of frame images. The motion vector acquisition portion acquires an amount of parallel movement between two frame images. The distortion component estimation portion... Agent: Morpho, Inc.
20130011019 - Method for monitoring movements of ground: a step of calculating corrected variations of the coordinates of the survey points, performed on the basis of the raw variations of the coordinates of the survey points, of the raw variations of the coordinates of said reference point, and of the real variations of the coordinates of said reference... Agent: Soletanche Freyssinet
20130011022 - Method and computer program product for extracting feature vectors from a palm image: A method for extracting feature vectors from a palm image includes the steps of: determining a palm contour in the palm image, and labeling pixels on the palm contour as contour pixels in order along the palm contour; determining a rotation angle of the palm contour relative to a coordinate... Agent: I Shou University
20130011023 - Reflexive iris template: A system, method and program product for providing a reflexive data collection system. A system is provided that includes: a system for defining a set of environmental conditions; a device for automatically implementing the set of environmental conditions; a system for collecting biometric data under the set of environmental conditions;... Agent: International Business Machines
20130011024 - Facilitating face detection with user input: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for improving face detection in an image. A user may select a first eye location while viewing the image (e.g., per red-eye reduction) and a first indication of user input, comprising the location selected by the user, can be received. The first... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130011025 - Method of establishing application-related communication between mobile electronic devices, mobile electronic device, non-transitory machine readable media thereof, and media sharing method: When a host mobile electronic device and a client mobile electronic device connect to each other for at least a second time, the client mobile electronic device refers to an entry corresponding to the host mobile electronic device for retrieve required information to wirelessly connect to the host mobile electronic... Agent:
20130011026 - Optical data transmission system: A data transmission between a device and a first and a second optical maintenance port involves a transmission reflector in the form of a solid-state bound data line having a gap and a Y coupler. This allows recording of the communication between the device to be read out and the... Agent: Eads Deutschland Gmbh
20130011033 - Cardiac view recognition and disease recognition: A method for recognizing heart diseases in a cardiac echo video of a heart with an unknown disease using a spatio-temporal disease model derived from a training echo video, comprising the steps of: generating a plurality of training models for heart diseases, wherein the cardiac echo videos are each derived... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130011034 - Controller user interface for a catheter lab intravascular ultrasound system: A touchpad controller for a componentized intravascular ultrasound system is disclosed for acquisition and display of intravascular information in a catheter lab environment. The system includes a patient interface module (PIM) adapted to hold a catheter having an imaging probe located near a distal end, a control panel, a monitor... Agent: Volcano Corporation
20130011028 - Image diagnostic method, image diagnostic apparatus, and image diagnostic program: The image diagnostic apparatus includes: acquisition means 11 for acquiring data on an image having a first resolution, which is generated by imaging a diagnostic object; conversion means 12 for converting the resolution of the image into a second resolution which is lower than the first resolution; extraction means 13... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130011036 - Image processing apparatus, image reading apparatus, image processing method and information storage medium: The invention is directed to a reduction in the influence on a pathological diagnosis when an image reading apparatus is exchanged. In order to solve the above-mentioned problem, there is provided an image processing apparatus that processes a biological image generated by capturing an image of a biological specimen in... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130011035 - Imaging apparatus and imaging method: An imaging apparatus according to the present invention is configured such that a plurality of measuring beams is directed within a predetermined length of time on overlapping regions or adjacent regions out of scanning areas of an eye to be examined corresponding to the plurality of measuring beams.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130011029 - Method and system for detecting contours in an image: A method of processing an image is disclosed. The method comprises: decomposing the image into a plurality of different resolutions; and for each resolution, processing the image at the resolution to extract edge-orientation information; utilizing the edge-orientation information for identifying contours in the image; and transmitting at least the identified... Agent: Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.
20130011030 - Method and system for device detection in 2d medical images: A method and system for device detection in a 2D medical image is disclosed. In order to account for shape variation of a 3D object in a 2D imaging plane, a hierarchical tree-structured array of trained classifiers is used to detect a 3D object, such as a pigtail catheter in... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130011027 - System and method for composing a medical image analysis: A method composing a medical image analysis, includes the steps of: retrieving anatomical findings captured in a medical report by an information extraction module; providing at least one anatomical knowledge model including a plurality of concepts and a plurality of relationship between the plurality of concepts; mapping at least one... Agent:
20130011031 - System and method for counting surgical samples: One method for counting surgical samples comprises: identifying a physical sample in a field of view of an optical sensor; indexing a sample counter for the identified physical sample; extracting a feature from a portion of the field of the view of the optical sensor; and estimating the extracorporeal blood... Agent:
20130011032 - Systems and methods for ridge selection in scalograms of signals: According to embodiments, systems, devices, and methods for ridge selection in scalograms are disclosed. Ridges or ridge components are features within a scalogram which may be computed from a signal such as a physiological (e.g., photoplethysmographic) signal. Ridges may be identified from one or more scalograms of the signal. Parameters... Agent: Nellcor Puritan Bennett Ireland
20130011039 - Signal processing method and apparatus: A signal processing method that includes inputting sample values of a signal and considering the signal to have a plurality of portions. For each portion, a predetermined function is fitted to the sample values of that portion of the signal by calculating values of coefficients for that predetermined function. At... Agent: Mirada Medical Ltd.
20130011037 - Systems and methods for detecting arterial input function (aif): Disclosed are methods, systems and apparatuses for detection of arterial input function (AIF) in MRI, specially DCE MR images, comprising automatic selection of AIF based on affinity propagation (AP) clustering method.... Agent:
20130011038 - Ultrasonic observation apparatus, operation method of the same, and computer readable recording medium: A data space in which a coordinate system is set having, as components, feature data extracted by approximation with respect to frequency spectrums of received ultrasonic waves, when a feature point of a frequency spectrum at a data position is present within a first area in an i-th frame (i... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130011041 - System and method for producing an image of a physical object: The invention relates to a system and a method for producing an image of a physical object and to a computer program element and a computer readable medium. In order to provide improved stent boost subtract also showing wire state information, a system and a method are provided, the method... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130011040 - X-ray imaging system: Disclosed in an x-ray imaging device, which uses a Talbot-Lau interferometer, eliminates the effects on image quality of a reconstructed image that arises in such cases as when the direction of a multi-slit or each lattice slit is altered and imaging is performed, and provides reconstructed images favorable for diagnosis.... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
20130011042 - System and method for estimating extracorporeal blood volume in a physical sample: One method for estimating the extracorporeal blood volume in a portion of a physical sample includes: comparing a portion of an image of the sample with a template image of known extracorporeal blood volume indicator; tagging the portion of the image of the sample with a blood volume indicator according... Agent:
20130011043 - Defect inspecting device and defect inspecting method: The present invention provides a defect inspecting device which enables an improvement in the efficiency of spatial filter settings, and at the same time enables automation of the spatial filter settings. An adjustable field of view diaphragm (81) is narrowed to obtain a picture of a spatial filter surface by... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130011045 - Apparatus and method for generating three-dimensional (3d) zoom image of stereo camera: An apparatus and method for generating a three-dimensional (3D) zoom image of a stereo camera are provided that may compute a baseline variation or a convergence angle that is associated with a magnification of a zoom image acquired from the stereo camera, may warp the zoom image using the computed... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130011046 - Depth image conversion apparatus and method: Provided are an apparatus and method for converting a low-resolution depth image to a depth image having a resolution identical to a resolution of a high-resolution color image. The depth image conversion apparatus may generate a discrete depth image by quantizing a depth value of an up-sampled depth image, estimate... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130011047 - Method, system and computer program product for switching between 2d and 3d coding of a video sequence of images: A video sequence of images includes at least first and second images. In response to at least first and second conditions being satisfied, an encoding mode is switched between two-dimensional video coding and three-dimensional video coding. The first condition is that the second image represents a scene change in comparison... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130011044 - Object contour detection device and method: An object contour detection method includes: allowing an image sensor to sense respectively a plurality of images of an object by moving a lens with a shallow depth of field at a plurality of positions repeatedly, meanwhile, record the plurality of positions of the lens and the plurality of images... Agent: Era Optoelectronics Inc.
20130011048 - Three-dimensional image processing device, and three-dimensional image processing method: In the three-dimensional imaging device (three-dimensional image processing device), the depth acquisition unit acquires L depth information and R depth information from a three-dimensional image. The image correction unit adjusts disparities of edge portion areas of a subject based on the L depth information and the R depth information such... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130011049 - Image processing apparatus, method, and program: A face detecting unit (31) detects a face from an input image, a mask area setting unit (33) sets a mask area which masks a person in the input image based on a position of the face detected by the face detecting unit (31), a background model updating unit (51)... Agent:
20130011050 - Filter setup learning for binary sensor: The invention relates to forming an image using binary pixels. Binary pixels are pixels that have only two states, a white state when the pixel is exposed and a black state when the pixel is not exposed. The binary pixels have color filters on top of them, and the setup... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130011051 - Coded aperture imaging: A method of imaging encodes light from a scene by adding projective codes expressed as a product of a known projective code matrix with a known reconstruction matrix representing an image reconstruction operation. The encoded light is detected at a photodetector. The measurements are processed by compressive sensing including projective... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20130011052 - Methods and systems for analyzing the quality of digital signature confirmation images: Methods and systems for evaluating an imager that produces bi-chrome images from a scanner or a digital imaging device, the bi-chrome images having pixels of a first and second color. In one embodiment, a method includes generating an image with a hand-held imaging device, the image having pixels of a... Agent: United States Postal Service
20130011053 - Methods and systems for analyzing the quality of digital signature confirmation images: Methods and systems for evaluating an imager that produces bi-chrome images from a scanner or a digital imaging device, the bi-chrome images having pixels of a first and second color. In one embodiment, a method includes generating an image with a hand-held imaging device, the image having pixels of a... Agent: United States Postal Service
20130011054 - Color segmenting a raster image: An apparatus for processing a raster image comprising a plurality of pixels is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a non-transitory computer readable medium for storing steps of a computer program, and a computer processor connected to the non-transitory computer readable medium for executing the steps of the computer program. A plurality... Agent: Colorcom, Ltd.
20130011056 - Color naming, color categorization and describing color composition of images: The invention provides methods, systems and apparatus for assigning color names to individual image pixels, and generating verbal description of color composition in images, suitable for a wide variety of information processing applications. For an isolated image pixel (individual color sample or color value) an illustrative embodiment of this invention... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130011057 - Hough transform method for linear ribbon and circular ring detection in the gradient domain: A method for converting a portion of an image from a first domain to a second domain. The method may apply a Hough transform on the converted portion of the image, including calculating a range of angles for each tested pixel q relative to a center pixel p, quantizing the... Agent:
20130011055 - Parallel processing method and apparatus for determining text information from an image: A method for processing a multi-channel image is disclosed. The method includes generating a plurality of grayscale images from the multi-channel image. At least one text region is identified in the plurality of grayscale images and text region information is determined from the at least one text region. The method... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130011058 - Method, medium and system encoding and/or decoding an image: An encoding method, medium, and system encoding an image, with an image being encoded by generating a plurality of image slices as images of each color component of the image and encoding the image slices in parallel with each other and independently of each other. Accordingly, although an image to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130011059 - Prediction-based image processing: A pixel block is compressed by providing a respective color component prediction for each pixel in the block. A difference between color components of two neighboring pixels is calculated and compared to a threshold. If the difference is smaller than the threshold, the prediction is calculated based on a first... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)
20130011060 - Apparatus and method for removing red-eye in a two-dimensional (2d) image: An apparatus and method for removing red-eye in a 2D image, which can remove red-eye more naturally and apply a gain for a real-time correction on input pixels by differently performing a correction degree according to positions of pixels included in red-eye.... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130011064 - Data compression of images using a shared dictionary: A method and system for data compression of images using a shared dictionary are described herein. According to one embodiment, a server identifies a current images that is part of a stream of images generated by an application hosted by the server. The stream of images includes images previously transmitted... Agent: Red Hat Israel, Ltd.
20130011061 - Image compression method with fixed compression ratio, image decompression method, and electronic device thereof: An electronic device includes a multi-field sensor, a memory, and a codec wrapper module, in which the codec wrapper module includes at least one encoder and at least one decoder. The encoder compresses raw data of an image into an image bit stream with a compression ratio through the following... Agent: Altek Corporation
20130011063 - Method, system and computer program product for coding a region of interest within an image of multiple views: For coding at least one region of interest within an image of multiple views, disparities are identified between the multiple views. In response to the disparities, the at least one region of interest is identified. The at least one region of interest is encoded at lower quantization relative to a... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130011062 - Methods and systems for content processing: Cell phones and other portable devices are equipped with a variety of technologies by which existing functionality can be improved, and new functionality can be provided. Some relate to visual search capabilities, and determining appropriate actions responsive to different image inputs. Others relate to processing of image data. Still others... Agent:
20130011065 - Input-output device and information input-output system: The technical subject is realizing a highly useful input-output device which can be used alone to independently input and output information, and, when connected with an information processing device, can function as an input device that depends on the applications of the information processing device. The input-output device comprises: a... Agent:
20130011067 - Adaptive partial character recognition: A method and system for recognizing a character affected by a noise or an obstruction is disclosed. After receiving an image with characters, a character being affected by a noise or an obstruction is determined. Then, areas in the character where the noise or obstruction affected are precisely located. Templates... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130011066 - System, method, and product for handwriting capture and storage: In accordance with the present disclosure, there is provided a system, method, and product for capturing handwritten input as a page, storing the page in an electronic format, viewing pages on the device, uploading one or more pages to a web service, processing a page and storing pages for future... Agent:
20130011069 - Architectural pattern detection and modeling in images: Systems and methods are provided to facilitate architectural modeling. In one aspect, repetitive patterns are automatically detected and analyzed to generate modeled structural images such as building facades. In another aspect, structural symmetry is analyzed to facilitate architectural modeling and enhanced image generation.... Agent: The Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology
20130011068 - Policy-based image management: The different illustrative embodiments provide a method, computer program product, and apparatus for managing an image. A determination is made whether an object is present in a subset of a plurality of images using an identification of the object. A determination is made whether the object is permitted to be... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130011071 - Methods and apparatus to specify regions of interest in video frames: Methods and apparatus to specify regions of interest in video frames are disclosed. Example disclosed methods to mark a region in a graphical presentation include selecting a first point located at a substantially central position within the region, selecting a plurality of second points to define a boundary of the... Agent:
20130011070 - Studying aesthetics in photographic images using a computational approach: The aesthetic quality of a picture is automatically inferred using visual content as a machine learning problem using, for example, a peer-rated, on-line photo sharing Website as data source. Certain visual features of images are extracted based on the intuition that they can discriminate between aesthetically pleasing and displeasing images.... Agent: The Penn State Research Foundation
20130011072 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Whether a processing target block belongs to a quiescence area is determined based on a motion vector of an adjacent block whose encoding mode is determined to not be the intra-encoding mode and a reference index indicating a reference image of the adjacent block, whereby a reference index indicating a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130011073 - Method for estimating image size after compression: A method for estimating an image size after compression suitable for an electronic apparatus is provided. In the invention, a raw image is received, and the raw image is sampled for obtaining a sampling image. The sampling image is compressed at a plurality of testing parameters of compression respectively for... Agent: Altek Corporation
20130011074 - Image signal decoding device and decoding method thereof: An image signal decoding device includes a memory having a first region storing a buffer flag, a second region storing a buffer list, and a third region formed of a plurality of buffers each storing a decoded image signal; and a codec configured to decode an image signal in response... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130011075 - Encoding apparatus and encoding method: According to one embodiment, an encoding apparatus includes a first quantizer, a second quantizer, a predictor and a calculator. The first quantizer quantizes an input block to obtain a first quantized block. The second quantizer quantizes a reference pixel to obtain at least one quantized value. The predictor predicts each... Agent:
20130011076 - Method and apparatus for finding data quantisation error: An example embodiment provides a method, comprising: storing pre-calculated quantisation error data relating to a data quantisation process; receiving data to be quantised; quantising the data to reduce the number of significant bits thereof; and determining a quantisation error for the quantised data from the pre-calculated quantisation error data.... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130011077 - Image processing apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes first and second computation portions, a selection portion, a projection portion, and a weighted averaging portion. The first computation portion is configured to obtain magnitudes of correlations between a first vector and plural basis vectors. The selection portion is configured to... Agent:
20130011078 - Hyper-resolution imaging: Methods and a computer program product for deriving a super-resolution image of a physical object by fusing cameras of multiple resolutions (spatial, temporal, or spectral), the super-resolution image characterized by a resolution exceeding a “camera imaging resolution” associated with each of a sequence of lower-resolution images of the physical object.... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20130011079 - Architectures and methods for creating and representing time-dependent imagery: The present invention pertains to geographical image processing of time-dependent imagery. Various assets acquired at different times are stored and processing according to acquisition date in order to generate one or more image tiles for a geographical region of interest. The different image tiles are sorted based on asset acquisition... Agent: Google Inc.
20130011080 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program: It is an object of the present invention is to provide an image processing technique that can detect the rotation of an observation image of a specimen with high accuracy. An image processing apparatus according to the present invention indirectly corrects a rotation gap between measurement image data and reference... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130011081 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program and recording medium: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a frequency separation unit that reduces an input image, restores the reduced input image to an image size before reduction, calculates a difference from the input image before reduction, and separates the input image into a reduced image and a difference image,... Agent:
20130011082 - Method, arrangement, computer program and computer readable storage medium for scaling two-dimensional structures: A method for scaling two-dimensional structures, which is especially usable for resizing digital 2D images with a rational scaling factor, is based on efficient implementation of a diamond-shaped filter. The conventional “1”-diamond matrices of variable size are replaced by a (m×n) coefficient matrix. For any given rational scaling factor, the... Agent: Brandenburgische Technische Universitat Cottbus
20130011083 - System and methods for creating a collection of images: System and method for creating a collection of images are described, the method comprising: receiving images from at least one source of images; processing the images to produce an output collection of images, the processing comprising grouping the images to clusters of related images and selecting the preferred images in... Agent: Photoccino Ltd.01/03/2013 > 87 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20130004014 - Geotagging of audio recordings: A method of geotagging an audio-recording. The method comprises: determining (220) a location at which the audio-recording was recorded; obtaining (230) an image containing an indication of the location, or a reference to a file containing such an image; and creating (215, 240) a single file (1) containing: the audio-recording... Agent:
20130004015 - Process to secure a personal portable object: The invention relates to a process to make secure a personal portable object comprising a body of the personal portable object, a microchip, a printed image and a device to enable said personal portable object to communicate with an entity external to the device. The process includes using an image... Agent: Gemalto Sa
20130004022 - Augmented reality method and devices using a real time automatic tracking of marker-free textured planar geometrical objects in a video stream: Methods and devices for the real-time tracking of one or more objects of a real scene in a video stream for an augmented-reality application are disclosed herein.... Agent:
20130004017 - Context-based target recognition: A method and apparatus for identifying a target object. A group of objects is identified in an image. The group of objects provides a context for identifying the target object in the image. The target object is searched for in the image using the context provided by the group of... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130004023 - Image procesing system, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing system includes: an object detecting unit that detects a moving body object from image data of an image of a predetermined area; an object-occurrence-position detecting unit that detects an occurrence position of the object detected by the object detecting unit; and a valid-object determining unit that determines... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130004019 - Image recognition device, image recognition method and recording medium for image recognition program: An image recognition device includes a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the processor executes a process includes detecting a plurality of contour points arranged on a contour line of a given region in an image, detecting a first contour point and a second contour point, in... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130004018 - Method and apparatus for detecting object using volumetric feature vector and 3d haar-like filters: In a method of detecting a specific object using a multi-dimensional image including the specific object, with respect to each window slide of the image subjected to window sliding by applying a previously generated 3D cube filter, data of an area corresponding to the window sliding is normalized in a... Agent: Postech Academy - Industry Foundation
20130004020 - Tracking apparatus, tracking method, and storage medium to store tracking program: A tracking apparatus includes a face detection unit, a face corresponding region detection unit, a face tracking unit, a peripheral part tracking unit, a tracking switch unit. The face tracking unit tracks the face in accordance with a result detected by the face detection unit or a result detected by... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20130004016 - User identification by gesture recognition: A user can be identified and/or authenticated to an electronic device by analyzing aspects of a motion or gesture made by that user. At least one imaging element of the device can capture image information including the motion or gesture, and can determine time-dependent information about that motion or gesture... Agent:
20130004021 - Vehicle perimeter monitoring device: An imaging means mounted on a vehicle performs imaging resulting in grayscale images having brightness values corresponding to object temperature, and objects around the vehicle are detected from said images. On the basis of said grayscale images, display images to be displayed on a display device mounted on the vehicle... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130004024 - Method and system of identifying one or more features represented in a plurality of sensor acquired data sets: A method and system for identifying one or more features represented in a plurality of sensor acquired data sets is described. The method and apparatus is particularly useful in automatic license plate recognition applications, where the sensor acquired data sets are data obtained from one or more digital cameras. This... Agent: Sensen Networks Pty Ltd
20130004025 - Method and apparatus for face tracking utilizing integral gradient projections: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for estimating and verifying translation motion and/or a scaling factor between face regions in respective frames during face tracking. A method determines translation motion between face regions in two successive frames based upon integral gradient projections of a face region in... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130004026 - Determining document fitness using illumination: According to as illustrative embodiment, a method for detect in a document includes capturing a first plurality of images of a document at a first wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, capturing a second plurality of images of the document at a second wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, and assembling the first and... Agent: De La Rue North America Inc.
20130004027 - Checking revocation status of a biometric reference template: A method and system for checking a revocation status of a biometric reference template previously generated for an individual. A hash value of the biometric reference template is computed. A reference template revocation object for the biometric reference template is created, which includes inserting into the reference template revocation object:... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130004029 - Image processing apparatus and control method therefor, as well as storage medium: An image processing apparatus capable of improving the usability in search by, for a person presumed to be difficult to be misidentified, improving the frequency of identifying the person. When calculated degree of similarity is equal to or greater than a threshold, it is identified that a face of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130004028 - Method for filtering using block-gabor filters for determining descriptors for images: A Gabor filter is approximated as a block-Gabor filter. The Gabor filter is represented by a matrix of numbers in which each number is a sample derived from a continuous Gabor function. The block-Gabor filter is partitioned into a set of blocks. Identical filter values are assigned to all the... Agent:
20130004031 - Biometric information processing apparatus, method, and recording medium: A biometric information processing apparatus, a method for processing biometric information, and a biometric information processing program are provided for analyzing biometric information that is obtained by combining and reconstructing two or more captured partial biometric images, and a mismatching region is extracted from the combined biometric image. Then, a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130004032 - Identification apparatus, identification method, and program: An identification apparatus includes a classification unit that determines two or more classes into which input biometric data is classified out of a plurality of classes based on features of the input biometric data, where a plurality of items of registered biometric data have been classified into at least one... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130004030 - Integrated optical module: The instant disclosure relates to an integrated optic module for adapting in a finger sensing apparatus. The integrated optic module comprises an illumination portion including a light guiding array arranged to direct incident light from the electronic module toward the window module at a predetermined angle of incidence and an... Agent: Lite-on Singapore Pte. Ltd.
20130004033 - Authentication system, method for authenticating an object, apparatus for producing an identication device, method for producing an identification device: The present application is concerned with an authentication system for authenticating at least one object. The authentication system comprises: —a capture device (40) for capturing at least one biometric output data record (BD) for the object; —a reading device (50, 60) for reading configuration data (Konf), associated with the object,... Agent:
20130004038 - Functional image data enhancement and/or enhancer: A method for enhancing functional image data includes obtaining functional image data, obtaining anatomical image data corresponding to the functional image data, and generating enhanced functional image data by diffusing the functional image data based on the functional image data and the anatomical image data.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130004035 - Longitudinal image registration algorithm for infrared images for chemotherapy response monitoring and early detection of breast cancers: This algorithm provides a marker-free approach to establishing the pixel correspondence among the IR images taken at different times, which is the basis for quantitatively characterizing the variation of the heat energy and patterns pixel-wise on a breast surface. The idea is to use the corner points of the heat... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130004039 - Medical image conversion apparatus, method and program: An image obtainment unit obtains a series of time series medical images about a specific organ in different phases. A registration unit performs registration of voxel positions in the series of time series medical images between the series of time series medical images. A conversion unit converts signal values at... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130004037 - Method for image generation and image evaluation: In a method for image generation and image evaluation in the medical field, raw data are generated by a selected medical modality, in particular a computed tomography scanner, depending on given modality parameters, and image data are generated from the raw data using an image reconstruction depending on given reconstruction... Agent:
20130004034 - Reduction of transitivity errors in radiotherapy image registration: Deformation maps (e.g. deformation vector fields) used for correcting image-type data used in the treatment of patients in radiotherapy may be processed to eliminate inverse inconsistency and transitivity type errors which produce different results depending on the order or path of the calculation of deformation. The correction permits registration of... Agent:
20130004036 - Systems and methods for customizing pregnancy imagery: Included are embodiments for customizing pregnancy imagery. Some embodiments include receiving pregnancy calendar data of a pregnant woman, the pregnancy calendar data indicating a stage of development of a fetus, selecting, based on the pregnancy calendar data, an image of the fetus associated with the stage of development of the... Agent:
20130004046 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, image processing method, and image processing computer program: An image processing apparatus according to the present invention includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a tomography image of a target to be captured, a detection unit configured to detect layer boundaries of a plurality of layers sequentially positioned in the depth direction from the acquired tomography image, and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130004040 - Left ventricle epicardium estimation in medical diagnostic imaging: The left ventricle epicardium is estimated in medical diagnostic imaging. C-arm x-ray data is used to detect an endocardium at different phases. The detected endocardium at the different phases is compared to sample endocardiums at different phases. The sample endocardiums have corresponding sample epicadriums. The transformation between the most similar... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130004042 - Methods and apparatus for scatter correction for cbct system and cone-beam image reconstruction: Embodiments of methods and/or apparatus for 3-D volume image reconstruction of a subject, executed at least in part on a computer for use with a digital radiographic apparatus, can obtain image data for 2-D projection images over a range of scan angles. For each of the plurality of projection images,... Agent:
20130004041 - Methods and apparatus for texture based filter fusion for cbct system and cone-beam image reconstruction: Embodiments of methods and/or apparatus for 3-D volume image reconstruction of a subject, executed at least in part on a computer for use with a digital radiographic apparatus can obtain a 3D volume reconstruction or projection image by generating a first-filtered set of projection images from a plurality of 2-D... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20130004043 - Pixel and voxel-based analysis of registered medical images for assessing bone integrity: The present disclosure is directed to methods, systems, and products for analyzing a sample tissue region of a body to determine the state of the tissue. The methods, systems, and products include collecting one or more images via a medical imaging device, where the one or more images are taken... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
20130004048 - Radiation image processing apparatus and method thereof: A radiation image processing apparatus which processes non-spiral projection data obtained by radiation imaging performed by rotating a radiation generator and a two-dimensional radiation detector relative to a subject reconstructs the non-spiral projection data into first volume data subjected to an averaging process in a direction of a rotation axis... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130004045 - System and method for 3d tomographic image reconstruction in the circular geometry: A technique for 3D tomographic image reconstruction in the circular geometry (e.g., cone-based circular geometry) is disclosed. The technique may include data filtering using an initial 2D Laplace operation and a subsequent, non-local 2D filtering operation. The first filtering step thus only acts locally on the data so that it... Agent:
20130004049 - Systems and methods for improved tractographic processing: A coordinate system particular to a subject's tissue, such as a subject's brain, is provided. Furthermore, a system and method for multi-dimensional, interrelated tractography is provided. Images of the subject are acquired that include diffusion information and tracts and/or vectors potentially associated with tracts are determined therefrom. With respect to... Agent: The General Hospital Corporation
20130004044 - Tissue phasic classification mapping system and method: A voxel-based technique is provided for performing quantitative imaging and analysis of tissue image data. Serial image data is collected for tissue of interest at different states of the issue. The collected image data may be deformably registered, after which the registered image data is analyzed on a voxel-by-voxel basis,... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan
20130004047 - Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and medical image processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a gain adjustment unit executes gain adjustment for 3D B-mode data using gain adjustment values respectively decided for the depth on each scanning line, azimuth direction and elevation direction in a scanned region. A threshold decision unit decides a threshold used for discriminating lumen and non-lumen... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130004050 - Method and system for scatter correction in x-ray imaging: Approaches for deriving scatter information using inverse tracking of scattered X-rays is disclosed. In certain embodiments scattered rays are tracked from respective locations on a detector to a source of the X-ray radiation, as opposed to tracking schemes that proceed from the source to the detector. In one such approach,... Agent: General Electric Company
20130004051 - Method for acquiring a 3d image dataset for an image object: A method for acquiring a 3D image dataset for an image object based on a plurality of 2D image datasets relating to the image object is proposed. A scattered radiation is taken into account in an acquisition operator used in the method for the optimum reconstruction of the 3D image... Agent:
20130004052 - Subtraction of projection data in medical diagnostic imaging: Background information is subtracted from projection data in medical diagnostic imaging. The background is removed using data acquired in a single rotational sweep of a C-arm. The removal may be by masking out a target, leaving the background, in the data as constructed into a volume. For subtraction, the masked... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130004053 - System and method for automatic color segmentation and minimum significant response for measurement of fractional localized intensity of cellular compartments: A system, a method, and a programmed device for measurement of translocational activity among cellular compartments process magnified images of cellular material exposed to an agent by segmenting and compartmentalizing the images and then measuring fractional localized intensity of two or more compartments in the segmented, compartmentalized image. The measured... Agent: Vala Sciences, Inc.
20130004054 - Bank note authenticating method and bank note authenticating device: A method and apparatus authenticating a bill. The method irradiates infrared light having a predetermined wavelength onto a print area of a genuine bill, stores transmitted light data of light transmitted through the genuine bill as reference data, irradiates infrared light having the predetermined wavelength onto a print area of... Agent: Universal Entertainment Corporation
20130004055 - Authenticity determination support device, authenticity determination device, computer readable medium, and authenticity determination support method: An authenticity determination support device includes an acquiring unit and a compressing unit. The acquiring unit photographs, in a solid having a unique random feature in a surface thereof, a predetermined area in the surface such that continuity of the feature is generated in a predetermined direction, and thereby acquires... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130004056 - Determining calibration parameters for a lithographic process: A technique for determining a set of calibration parameters for use in a model of a photo-lithographic process is described. In this calibration technique, images of a test pattern that was produced using the photo-lithographic process are used to determine corresponding sets of calibration parameters. These images are associated with... Agent: Synopsys, Inc.
20130004057 - Method and apparatus for inspecting pattern defects: A method of detecting a defect, including the steps of: illuminating step for illuminating a sample with a light; detecting step for detecting light from the specimen which is illuminated by the light and forming an image by processing the detected light; processing step for extracting a defect candidate by... Agent:
20130004059 - Aligning stereoscopic images: Systems, methods, and computer-readable and executable instructions are provided for aligning stereoscopic images. Aligning stereoscopic images can include applying, by a computer, a feature detection technique to a pair of stereoscopic images to detect a number of features in each stereoscopic image. Aligning stereoscopic images can also include creating, by... Agent:
20130004060 - Capturing and aligning multiple 3-dimensional scenes: The capture and alignment of multiple 3D scenes is disclosed. Three dimensional capture device data from different locations is received thereby allowing for different perspectives of 3D scenes. An algorithm uses the data to determine potential alignments between different 3D scenes via coordinate transformations. Potential alignments are evaluated for quality... Agent:
20130004058 - Mobile three dimensional imaging system: A mobile device including an imaging device with a display and capable of obtaining a pair of images of a scene having a disparity between the pair of images. The imaging device estimating the distance between the imaging device and a point in the scene indicated by a user on... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20130004061 - Image processing device, image processing program, and method for generating image: An image processing device includes a texture component up-sampling portion for up-sampling a texture component of an input image and a component mixing portion for mixing an up-sampled structure component of the input image and the up-sampled texture component obtained by the texture component up-sampling portion, wherein the texture component... Agent: National University Corporation Nagoya Institute Of Technology
20130004062 - Color judging apparatus, color judging method, image processing circuit and program: With a pixel included in image data as a reference pixel, a pixel that shares the same pixel value as the reference pixel or a pixel similar to the reference pixel is judged as a shared pixel, and for the pixel judged as the shared pixel, color of the reference... Agent:
20130004064 - Image data processing device, method, program and integrated circuit: When photographing images including a person's face at an event, photographers tend to photograph images so that features of the event appear in a region around the person's face. An image data processing device of the present invention extracts image feature information so that an image feature calculated based on... Agent:
20130004063 - Image processing method, image processing system and display device: An image processing method is provided, which includes a step of separating an object image into an object region and a background region, a step of calculating a gray scale value of an average color of the object region, a step of calculating a gray scale value of an inversion... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20130004066 - Determining a background color of a document: A media reproduction device determines a background color of a document.... Agent:
20130004068 - Efficient blending methods for ar applications: The use of optical character recognition (OCR) in mobile devices is becoming prevalent with the increasing use of mobile devices. One important application for OCR in mobile devices is recognizing and translating the text to a language understandable by the user. Techniques are provided for replacing symbols in an image,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130004065 - Method and apparatus for removing artifacts from aerial images: A computer system for creating artifact-free aerial images of a region of interest. A computer system receives one or more input aerial images that are obtained at different times. A false-color image is created by applying two or more of the input aerial images to different color channel inputs of... Agent: Weyerhaeuser Nr Company
20130004067 - Method and device for lane detection: c
20130004069 - Techniques to manage a whiteboard for multimedia conference events: Techniques to manage a whiteboard for multimedia conference events are described. An apparatus may comprise a whiteboard manager component operative to manage whiteboard recording, image processing and reproduction operations for a multimedia conference event. The whiteboard manager component may comprise an image quantizer module operative to receive an image of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130004071 - Image signal processor architecture optimized for low-power, processing flexibility, and user experience: Methods and apparatus relating to an image signal processor architecture that may be optimized for low-power consumption, processing flexibility, and/or user experience are described. In an embodiment, an image signal processor may be partitioned into a plurality of partitions. Each partition may be capable of entering a lower power consumption... Agent:
20130004070 - Skin color detection and adjustment in an image: A preferred skin tone region is determined within a luminance-chrominance color space for each of a plurality of luminance values. Additional preferred skin tone regions are determined by interpolation in view of the initially determined preferred skin tone regions. An ellipsoid skin-color model is generated in the luminance-chrominance color space... Agent:
20130004072 - Compression of high bit-depth images: A method of storing an image is disclosed. A frequency-domain representation of the image is received, the frequency-domain representation having a plurality of bit-planes. The frequency-domain representation is divided into a first set of bit-planes and a second set of bit-planes, the first set of bit-planes being a higher set... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130004073 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: The image processing device divides images into groups, generates image analysis information of the images, extracts a predetermined number of images from each group based on the image analysis information and arranges the images extracted from each group on a corresponding page of a photo book. The image display section... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130004075 - Minimizing sensitive data exposure during preparation of redacted documents: A document review and security technique is provided that presents a first portion of a document to a first reviewer, wherein the first portion includes less than the entire document, presents a second portion of the document to a second reviewer, wherein the second portion includes less than the entire... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130004074 - Quality assessment of images with extended dynamic range: Given a set of two images with visual dynamic range (VDR), wherein the second image is an approximation of the first image, a standard dynamic range (SDR) equivalent peak value (EPV) is computed, wherein the EPV is smaller than the maximum pixel value of the first VDR image. An image... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130004076 - System and method for recognizing text information in object: A method for recognizing a text block in an object is disclosed. The text block includes a set of characters. A plurality of images of the object are captured and received. The object in the received images is then identified by extracting a pattern in one of the object images... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130004078 - Document management system, evaluation device, data output control device, document management method and document management program: According to one embodiment, a document management system in the embodiments, includes an information acquisition unit that acquires a management ID, acquires, using the management ID, document type information, and outputs the document type information. The document management system in the embodiments of the invention, includes a policy selection evaluation... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130004077 - Method of and device for identifying direction of characters in image block: The present embodiments disclose a method of and device for identifying the direction of characters in an image block. The method includes: performing optical character recognition processing on the image block by assuming various directions as assumed character directions to obtain sub image blocks, recognized characters corresponding to the sub... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130004079 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program thereof: To enhance the accuracy of image alignment performed to reduce a vertical disparity between a first image and a second image that are images of the same object captured from different viewpoints, an image processing apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention includes: a division unit which divides... Agent:
20130004082 - Image processing device, method of controlling image processing device, and program for enabling computer to execute same method: There is provided an image processing device including a focus area setting section, a depth acquisition section, and a blur processing section. The focus area setting section sets each of a plurality of areas as a focus area, and the each of the plurality of areas is intended to be... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130004081 - Image recognition device, image recognizing method, storage medium that stores computer program for image recognition: An image identifying device includes: a setting unit which sets a section having at least one image in a video; a first recognizing unit which calculates a plurality of feature amounts related to at least the one image and which acquires a plurality of identification results corresponding to each of... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130004080 - System and method for measuring camber on a surface: The disclosed embodiment relates to methods for measuring camber on a surface. The method preferably comprises receiving, by a computing device, a plurality of images of a surface, identifying, by a computing device, a key image of the surface from the plurality of images, extracting, by a computing device, a... Agent: Infosys Limited
20130004083 - Image processing device and method for capturing object outline: The disclosure provides a process whereby an image processing device may isolate an outline of an object from an image, and a method adapted for the image processing device. When the image processing device 1 defines a pixel point as a boundary point of an object, the image processing device... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130004084 - Linear mark detection system, linear mark detection method, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing linear mark detecting program: A linear mark detection system includes a filter value calculation unit, a filter value threshold processing unit, and a feature value output unit. The filter value calculation unit calculates, for each pixel of an image, filter values corresponding to each of a plurality of linear mark widths using pixel values... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130004085 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus may include: a first registration device for performing, by taking a first input image of two overlapped input images having an overlapped as a reference image, a first registration on a second input image, to find, in the second input image, a second pixel which is... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130004086 - Method estimating absolute orientation of a vehicle: A method of estimating absolute orientation of a vehicle utilizing a camera and GPS. At least three images are selected from concurrent images taken above an essentially horizontal ground at a distance from each other. Key points are identified in each selected image. Absolute positions of the images are obtained... Agent: Saab Ab
20130004087 - Method and system for webpage regression testing: A regression testing system comprises an automatic test tool configured to capture a first web screen shot and a second web screen shot of a webpage, where the webpage has undergone an update or edit. The regression testing system also comprises a visual comparator configured to identify similar areas in... Agent: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.
20130004088 - Method for processing digital video images: A system or a method comprising comparing two video images and producing a similarity, or differential, value that is used to indicate whether the two video images are either similar or different. An index value is assigned to a current video image being processed based on the similarity, or differential,... Agent: Marseille Networks, Inc.
20130004089 - Scalable image distribution in virtualized server environments: A method and system include replicating an image representing a sequence of bytes on a local storage medium on a target device by determining a similarity between images and reconstructing a new image using equivalent blocks from one or more similar images locally available on the target device or available... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130004090 - Image processing to prevent access to private information: A processing resource receives original image data by a surveillance system. The original image data captures at least private information and occurrence of activity in a monitored region. The processing resource applies one or more transforms to the original image data to produce transformed image data. Application of the one... Agent:
20130004092 - Image decoding method, image coding method, image decoding apparatus, image coding apparatus, and image coding and decoding apparatus: The image decoding method includes: determining a context for use in a current block to be processed, from among a plurality of contexts; and performing arithmetic decoding on a bit sequence corresponding to the current block, using the determined context, wherein in the determining: the context is determined under a... Agent:
20130004091 - Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for utilizing wireless links for communication of compressed data: An apparatus for compressing data and optimizing transfer of the compressed data via a wireless link(s) may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including compressing one or more samples of data corresponding to at least one image based in... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130004093 - Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, and image coding and decoding apparatus: An image coding method includes: (i) determining, for each of one or more associated blocks, whether to add a motion vector of the associated block to a list, and (ii) adding the motion vector of the associated block to the list when determining that the motion vector of the associated... Agent:
20130004094 - Parallel entropy encoding of dependent image blocks: A method of entropy encoding image or video data may include entropy encoding a number of blocks independently and in parallel to generate a number of bit streams. At least one of the number of bit streams may include an assumed value in place of a value that would be... Agent:
20130004095 - Image processing method and program: The present application provides an image processing method of obtaining a clear image from a blurred image which includes the steps of converting an array of image data from a two dimension into a one-dimensional vector, the image data storing pixel values of the blurred image; converting all of two-dimensional... Agent: Nikon Corporation
20130004096 - Methods, devices, and computer readable mediums for processing a digital picture: Embodiments provide a method for processing a digital picture, wherein the digital picture comprises a plurality of pixels. The method comprises dividing the digital picture into a plurality of blocks, each block comprising a plurality of pixels. The method further comprises determining a type of block for each block. The... Agent:
20130004097 - Image blurring by tiling a non-separable fir filter: Systems and methods of blurring images may involve partitioning at least a portion of a non-separable finite impulse response (FIR) filter into a plurality of constant response sub-filters, wherein each constant response sub-filter has a rectangular aperture. In addition, the plurality of constant response sub-filters may be used to blur... Agent:
20130004098 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a thinning processing unit which performs thinning processing on image data and a smoothing processing unit which performs smoothing processing on the image data. The image processing apparatus further includes an edge direction determination unit which determines an edge direction with respect to each pixel... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
20130004099 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a smoothing processing unit which performs smoothing processing, a thinning processing unit which performs thinning processing, an edge direction determination unit which determines an edge direction with respect to each pixel of the image data and a blending processing unit which decides a pixel value... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
20130004100 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for generating panorama images: In accordance with an example embodiment a method and apparatus is provided. The method comprises facilitating receiving of a first image and a second image. The method also comprises facilitating receiving of location information of a movable object and generating a panorama image based on the first image, the second... Agent: Nokia CorporationPrevious industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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