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Image analysis March listing by industry category 03/13Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/28/2013 > 77 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130077817 - Steganographic method: A steganographic method is presented that provides authentication of user identity, such that only an authorized user may reveal the data hidden steganographically. Two data objects such as images are used for this purpose, one hidden within the other. A key provision of the invention allows the ‘inner’ image to... Agent: Cardygen Ltd.
20130077827 - Automated crystal identification achieved via modifiable templates: A nuclear imaging system (10) includes a crystal identification system (40) which receives a flood image (30) which includes a plurality of peaks, each peak responsive to radiation detected by a corresponding scintillator crystal. A crystal identification processor (42) partitions the flood image (30) into a plurality of regions (56),... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130077819 - Building footprint extraction apparatus, method and computer program product: A system, method and computer program product cooperate to extract a building footprint from other data associated with a property. Imagery data of real property is input to a computing device, the imagery data containing a plurality of parcels. A processing circuit detects contrasts of candidate man-made structures on a... Agent:
20130077818 - Detection method of optical navigation device: A detection method of an optical navigation device is disclosed. The device is used for determining whether an object is lifted from the optical navigation device or not. The method includes steps of reading the detection image detected by the optical navigation device, calculating the image signal value thereof during... Agent: Lite-on Singapore Pte. Ltd.
20130077821 - Enhancing video using super-resolution: A method and apparatus for processing images. A portion of a selected image in which a moving object is present is identified. The selected image is one of a sequence of images. Pixels in a region of interest are identified in the selected image. First values are identified for a... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130077824 - Heuristic motion detection methods and systems for interactive applications: A method is provided for motion detection comprising acquiring a series of images comprising a current image and a previous image, determining a plurality of optical flow vectors, each representing movement of one of a plurality of visual elements from a first location in the previous image to a second... Agent: Ydreams - Informatica S.a.
20130077828 - Image processing: Apparatus and method for processing a sequence of images of a scene, the method including: tracking a region of interest in the sequence of images (e.g. using a Self Adaptive Discriminant filter), selecting a particular image in the sequence, selecting a set of images from the sequence, the set of... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20130077825 - Image processing apparatus: There is provided an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes: a color reproducing unit for reproducing a luminance of a color phase, which is not set to each pixel of a pair of image data composed of Bayer array, based upon the adjacent pixels; and a matching processing... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130077820 - Machine learning gesture detection: A virtual skeleton includes a plurality of joints and provides a machine readable representation of a human subject observed with a sensor such as a depth camera. A gesture detection module is trained via machine learning to identify one or more features of a virtual skeleton and indicate if the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130077826 - Method and apparatus for three-dimensional tracking of infra-red beacons: A method for processing data includes identifying a time signature of an infra-red (IR) beacon. Image data associated with the IR beacon is identified using the time signature.... Agent:
20130077822 - Method for creating an index using an all-in-one printer and adjustable grouping parameters: A method for indexing and printing images on a printing system, the method includes inputting images with metadata into the printing system; by means of the metadata, selectively grouping the images into a plurality of groups by a controller of the printing system; selecting at least one representative image as... Agent:
20130077823 - Systems and methods for non-contact heart rate sensing: An embodiment generally relates to systems and methods for estimating heart rates of individuals using non-contact imaging. A processing module can process multi-spectral video images of individuals and detect skin blobs within different images of the multi-spectral video images. The skin blobs, can be converted into time series signals and... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130077829 - Reflection removal system: A method and apparatus for removing undesired features in an image. The image is converted from a spatial domain to a frequency domain to form a transformed image. A filter is applied to the transformed image to form a filtered image in the frequency domain. The filtered image is converted... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130077830 - Traffic sign detecting method and traffic sign detecting device: Disclosed are a method and a device for detecting traffic signs in an input image camera. The method comprises a color space converting step of converting the input image into a HSV color space image; a filtering step of filtering, based on a predetermined pass range of a standard color... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130077831 - Motion recognition apparatus, motion recognition method, operation apparatus, electronic apparatus, and program: The present disclosure provides a motion recognition technique which simplifies computing processes and which can be implemented without recourse to a large amount of computing resources, as well as a technique for controlling a control target apparatus by use of the same motion recognition technique. A motion recognition apparatus is... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130077832 - Method for analyzing seismic data: A method for analyzing seismic data by generating a post-migration common image gather in a dip angle domain from measured seismic data; detecting concave features related to reflection events in the common image gather and apexes; filtering out part of the concave features in the common image gather in a... Agent: Total Sa
20130077834 - Electronic device capable of selecting and playing files based on facial expressions and method thereof: An electronic device includes a storage unit, a capturing unit and a processing unit. The storage unit stores a plurality of files, and a relationship table between facial expressions and the plurality of files. The processing unit includes a controlling module, a facial image acquiring module, a facial expression identifying... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130077833 - Searching with face recognition and social networking profiles: Systems for performing on-line searching, and particularly, to searching with face recognition and social networking profiles. In one example, one or more systems may be provided with regard to searching with face recognition and social networking profiles.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130077835 - Searching with face recognition and social networking profiles: Methods for performing on-line searching, and particularly, to searching with face recognition and social networking profiles. In one example, one or more methods may be provided with regard to searching with face recognition and social networking profiles.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130077836 - Method and device for acquiring latent fingerprint orientation: A method and device for acquiring latent fingerprint orientation. The method includes: extracting a valid area in a latent fingerprint image; acquiring an orientation field of the valid area and a confidence of coordinate points in the valid area; dividing the orientation field into a first area with a high... Agent: Tsinghua University
20130077837 - Fuzzy clustering algorithm and its application on carcinoma tissue: This invention relates to a method for identifying and classifying carcinomas on the skin of a subject by a FTIR or Raman spectrometer coupled with a micro-imaging system.... Agent: Galderma Research & Development Snc
20130077838 - Tissue classification: A method for classifying tissue as normal or abnormal tissue includes obtaining segmented reconstructed volumetric image data for predetermined tissue of interest, generating a 2D voxel representation of the segmented reconstructed volumetric image data, and classifying voxels of the segmented reconstructed volumetric image data as corresponding to abnormal and normal... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130077839 - Temporal difference encoding for angiographic image sequences: A method (10, 100) for temporal encoding for digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and other angiographic data.... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130077840 - Automated vertebral body image segmentation for medical screening: A method Is disclosed for fully automated segmentation of human vertebral body images in a CT (computerized tomography) study with no user interaction and no phantoms, which has resiliency to, anatomical abnormalities, and protocol and scanner variations. The method was developed to enable automated detection of osteoporosis in CT studies... Agent: Radnostics, LLC
20130077844 - Doseless emission tomography attenuation correction: Systems and methods for generating corrected emission tomography images are provided. A method includes obtaining a reconstructed image based on emission tomography data of a head of a patient and defining a boundary region in the reconstructed image estimating a position of a skull of the patient in the reconstructed... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130077845 - Identification of potential perfusion defects: A method is disclosed for identifying potential perfusion defects in a tissue region through which blood flows in an object under investigation, based on at least one high-energy image data set covering the tissue region and at least one low-energy image data set covering the tissue region. A virtual contrast... Agent:
20130077841 - Method and system for automatic rib centerline extraction using learning base deformable template matching: A method and system for extracting rib centerlines in a 3D volume, such as a 3D computed tomography (CT) volume, is disclosed. Rib centerline voxels are detected in the 3D volume using a learning based detector. Rib centerlines or the whole rib cage are then extracted by matching a template... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130077843 - Method, computer system and ct system for determining a motion field and for motion-compensated reconstruction using said motion field: A method is disclosed for determining a motion field in an image space of a CT image data set for a partially and cyclically moving object, wherein a projection data set from a CT system covering a motion phase and a projection angle range is recorded, and an iterative determination... Agent:
20130077847 - Reconstruction for cone-beam computed tomography imaging with off-center flat panel detector: Computed tomography (CT) reconstruction includes reconstructing an axially extended reconstructed image from a measured cone beam x-ray projection data set (Pm), optionally having an off-center geometry. The reconstructing is performed for an extended volume (eFOV) comprising a reconstructable volume (rFOV) of the measured cone beam x ray data set that... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130077842 - Semi-automated preoperative resection planning: Preoperative resection planning is assisted by a computer. Rather than rely on interpolation of the user input, a graph of interconnections is used. The user inputs one or more polylines on one or more two-dimensional views. The polylines are used to assign resection and remnant seeds with a band of... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20130077846 - System and method for measuring hole orientation for spect collimators: A method for performing reconstruction of single photon emission computed tomographic images wherein forward and/or backward projection steps in the reconstruction utilize measured collimator hole orientation angles, whereby the reconstructed tomographic images have improved image resolution and reduced distortion and artifact content.... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130077848 - Two-dimensional position map correcting method: Even when areas delimited by delimiting points are not appropriate and area division has failed, success or failure of area division in such areas can easily be determined by applying a map determination condition in the map determining step (step S50). And since the areas delimited by the delimiting points... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20130077849 - Method for inspecting measurement object: An inspection method for inspecting a device mounted on a substrate, includes generating a shape template of the device, acquiring height information of each pixel by projecting grating pattern light onto the substrate through a projecting section, generating a contrast map corresponding to the height information of each pixel, and... Agent: Koh Young Technology Inc.
20130077850 - Method for optimizing observed image classification criterion and image classification apparatus: The first object is achieved by displaying judgment information on a screen. The judgment information is necessary when part of the classification is performed by ADC and part of the classification is performed by MDC and used to judge which classification is used, ADC or MDC. In the display operation,... Agent:
20130077851 - Three dimensional pattern inspection system: An inspection system of a printed substrate, the printed substrate at least includes a three-dimensional pattern, the system includes a light source, for emitting light beams toward the substrate, the light beams being substantially aligned when impinging on the substrate, an imager, for acquiring an image of the substrate, the... Agent: Advanced Vision Technology (avt) Ltd.
20130077853 - Image scaling: The present invention relates to an apparatus, method for adjusting depth characteristics of a three-dimensional image for correcting for errors in perceived depth when scaling the three-dimensional image, the method comprising: receiving three-dimensional image information comprising a stereoscopic image including a first image and a second image, the stereoscopic image... Agent: Nds Limited
20130077854 - Measurement apparatus and control method: A measurement apparatus which measures the relative position and orientation of an image-capturing apparatus capturing images of one or more measurement objects with respect to the measurement object, acquires a captured image using the image-capturing apparatus. The respective geometric features present in a 3D model of the measurement object are... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130077852 - Method and apparatus for generating final depth information related map that is reconstructed from coarse depth information related map through guided interpolation: A method for generating a final depth information related map includes the following steps: receiving a coarse depth information related map, wherein a resolution of the coarse depth information related map is smaller than a resolution of the final depth information related map; and outputting the final depth information related... Agent:
20130077855 - Systems and methods for processing documents of unknown or unspecified format: A computer implemented method for extracting meaningful text from a document of unknown or unspecified format. In a particular embodiment, the method includes reading the document, thereby to extract raw encoded text, analysing the raw encoded text, thereby to identify one or more text chunks, and for a given chunk,... Agent: Isys Search Software Pty Ltd.
20130077857 - Printer image log system for document gathering and retention: A system and method for document image acquisition and retrieval find application in litigation for responding to discovery requests. The method includes receiving automatically acquired electronic image logs comprising image data and associated records for documents processed by a plurality of image output devices within an organization. When a request... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130077856 - Processes and systems for training machine typesets for character recognition: Processes and systems for training machine vision systems for use with OCR algorithms to recognize characters. Such a process includes identifying characters to be recognized and individually generating at least a first set of templates for each of the characters. Each template comprises a grid of cells and is generated... Agent: General Electric Company
20130077858 - Image processing module and image processing method: An image processing module is provided. A de-mosaic unit in the image processing module includes an edge direction detection unit and a multi-pixel directional interpolation unit. The edge direction detection unit is used to determine an edge direction of a central pixel of the pixel array. The multi-pixels directional interpolation... Agent: Himax Imaging Limited
20130077859 - Method and system for color look up table generation: In accordance with an exemplary embodiment, a method is provided to generate a color look up table for multiple images. The method includes selecting color points from a first image. The first color points comprise weak image texture. The method also includes identifying feature points in a spatial neighborhood of... Agent:
20130077861 - Image sensing device and image data processing method using the same: An image data processing method includes generating a data window comprising N rows and N columns using Bayer data from a pixel array, generating a red (R), green (G), blue (B) data of a center pixel in the data window, detecting an edge region in the data window, detecting a... Agent: Sk Hynix Inc.
20130077860 - Image signal processor and method for image enhancement: An image signal processor for image enhancement is provided. The image signal processor receives a first, a second, and a third component of an RGB signal of each pixel of an image, and has: an image enhancer for performing image enhancement on the first component of the RGB signal to... Agent: Himax Imaging Limited
20130077862 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: The present invention provides an apparatus and a method to perform an interpolation process of a color mosaic image generated through an imaging process by a single-plate color imaging element. The color mosaic image generated through the imaging process by the single-plate color imaging element is input, estimation is performed... Agent:
20130077863 - System and method for capturing relevant information from a printed document: A city directory, having a listing of names and associated information of residents in a city (or similar location), is digitized. Zones of text having information not useful to users of the digitized directory are removed, and lines of information corresponding to residents are reconstructed, to make the digitized directory... Agent: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
20130077864 - System and methods for arabic text recognition based on effective arabic text feature extraction: A method for automatically recognizing Arabic text includes digitizing a line of Arabic characters to form a two-dimensional array of pixels each associated with a pixel value, wherein the pixel value is expressed in a binary number, dividing the line of the Arabic characters into a plurality of line images,... Agent: King Abdulaziz City For Science & Technology
20130077865 - Tactile input recognition using best fit match: An embodiment of the invention provides a method including receiving input from a user, which includes a handwritten symbol. The input is compared to prototype symbols to determine whether the input includes a threshold degree of similarity with a prototype symbol. If the input does not include a threshold degree... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130077866 - Object detection metadata: A perimeter around a detected object in a frame of image data can be generated in a first coordinate system. The perimeter can be converted from the first coordinate system into a second coordinate system having the same aspect ratio as the first coordinate system. A first metadata entry can... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130077868 - Data processing apparatus, data processing method and storage medium: A data processing apparatus obtains an input pixel region contained in image data, inputs a pixel value contained in the input pixel region into an image processor, obtains the image-processed pixel value from the image processor, and outputs an output pixel region. Data of the input pixel region and data... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130077869 - Image processing apparatus for converting image in characteristic region of original image into image of brushstroke patterns: An object of the present invention is to obtain an image that is more similar to a real ink-wash painting. An ink-wash painting conversion unit 44 converts data of an original image into data of a painterly image. A characteristic region detection unit 42 detects a characteristic region of the... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130077867 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and method of controlling image processing apparatus: When the processed pixel value is the last pixel value to be output for a unit region of interest, the apparatus stands by to output this pixel value until all pixels in the unit region of interest are input, and enables output of the pixel value on standby when all... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130077870 - Evaluation of edge direction information: A physically demarcated body part is recognized and located using only a relatively small amount of computation, but with a sufficient degree of recognition accuracy. For this purpose a procedure is proposed for detecting physically demarcated body parts (face, hand, leg) of a person's image (5) if a body part... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20130077871 - Methods and apparatus for determining quantization parameter predictors from a plurality of neighboring quantization parameters: Methods and apparatus are provided for determining quantization parameter predictors from a plurality of neighboring quantization parameters. An apparatus includes an encoder for encoding image data for at least a portion of a picture using a quantization parameter predictor for a current quantization parameter to be applied to the image... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130077872 - Image processing device, method and program: Candidate points belonging to a predetermined structure are extracted from image data DV. A shape model which represents a known shape of the predetermined structure and is formed by model labels having a predetermined connection relationship is obtained. Corresponding points corresponding to the model labels are selected from the extracted... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130077873 - System and method of fast object detection using parts to whole fragment detection: A system and method may compare an image vector representing an image feature of a first image fragment of an image to database vectors representing the image feature of database image fragments of database images. It may be determined based on the comparison a first matching database vector of the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130077876 - Apparatus and method for identifying a still image contained in moving image contents: Apparatus for identifying one or more still images in one or more moving image contents. An identifying unit is configured to identify one or more still images included in the moving image contents having one or more features that closely resemble particular features. A display controller is configured to cause... Agent:
20130077875 - Classifying image features: Methods are disclosed for classifying different parts of a sample into respective classes based on an image stack that includes one or more images.... Agent:
20130077877 - Image encoder and image processing system: According to one embodiment, an image encoder configured to write coded image data in a memory includes an encoding module, a write address determining module, and a memory controller. The encoding module divides original image data including a plurality of pixels into a plurality of block lines, divides each block... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130077878 - Image relay apparatus and image relay method: According to one embodiment, an image relay apparatus includes a reception unit, a determination unit and a transmission unit. The reception unit receives compressed image data from a relay source apparatus. The determination unit determines whether or not the compressed image data is processable through a first path not involving... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130077879 - Programmable wavelet tree: An apparatus is provided. In the apparatus, a demultiplexer is configured to receive an input signal, and each of a plurality of sample buffers are coupled to the demultiplexer. A first multiplexer is coupled to each of the sample buffers. A filter is coupled to the first multiplexer. A bypass... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130077880 - Systems and methods for encoding light field image files: Systems and methods configured to store images synthesized from light field image data and metadata describing the images in electronic files and render images using the stored image and the metadata in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a processor and memory containing an encoding... Agent: Pelican Imaging Corporation
20130077884 - Filter device, image decoding device, image encoding device, and filter parameter data structure: A loop filter section according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a BF section selectively acting on a block boundary of an image processed block by block; and an adaptive filter section including a first linear filter section that acts on an input image to be supplied to... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20130077883 - Image processing apparatus and method: The apparatus includes: a sampling unit that performs sampling to thin out pixel values to be used as adjacent pixels in intra-frame prediction according to a size in an horizontal direction of an image to be coded or a size in a vertical direction of regions obtained by dividing the... Agent:
20130077881 - Image processing device, image processing system and method for having computer perform image processing: According to one embodiment, an image processing device includes an encoder, a sub-block selector, an image processor, and a decoder. The encoder generates coded data by encoding an input bit stream of image data including plural blocks in a block unit of a predetermined number. The sub-block selector selects at... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130077882 - Systems and methods for decoding light field image files: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention are configured to render images using light field image files containing an image synthesized from light field image data and metadata describing the image that includes a depth map. One embodiment of the invention includes a processor and memory containing... Agent: Pelican Imaging Corporation
20130077885 - Image coding apparatus and image coding method, and image decoding apparatus and image decoding method: An edge LMB determination unit 34 determines an edge block having a size smaller than a block size of a set block. An LMB motion prediction and compensation unit 35 determines a coding efficiency at a prediction block size corresponding to a size of a non-square region determined as the... Agent:
20130077886 - Image decoding apparatus, image coding apparatus, image decoding method, image coding method, and program: The present invention relates to implementation of efficient decoding and coding of an image. A plurality of variable length decoding units 52 performs variable length decoding on a coded stream according to each different layer. The variable length decoding corresponds to variable length coding. The selecting unit 522 selects an... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130077887 - Methods and systems for up-scaling a standard definition (sd) video to high definition (hd) quality: A computerized system for up-scaling a source input video from a lower, first resolution to a desired output video having a higher, second resolution, using fractal zooming techniques to replace each individual source pixel of each respective frame of the source input video with a multiple of proposed replacement pixels... Agent: Dimension, Inc.
20130077888 - System and method for image enhancement: A method and system for forming an improved image from a series of frames comprising inputting a pixel value array for each image frame; summing the pixel values in each frame to obtain the frame intensity for each frame; multiplying the pixels in pixel value array by the frame intensity;... Agent: U.s. Government As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army
20130077889 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a processing unit configured to generate a processed image by processing a plurality of band limit signals based on a parameter for adjusting the band limit signal, and a control unit configured to control the parameter so that an amplitude response of the processed image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130077890 - Metadata-driven method and apparatus for constraining solution space in image processing techniques: Methods and apparatus for constraining solution space in image processing techniques may use the metadata for a set of images to constrain an image processing solution to a smaller solution space. In one embodiment, a process may require N parameters for processing an image. A determination may be made from... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20130077891 - Automated image registration with varied amounts of a priori information using a minimum entropy method: An image registration method includes: providing a reference image and a source image; using a wavelet transformation to produce a transformed reference image and a transformed source image; using the transformed reference image and the transformed source image to estimate affine transform parameters; using the reference image, the source image,... Agent: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
20130077892 - Scan order optimization and virtual slide stitching: Virtual microscopy and other system may benefit from a system that can build the large mosaic by stitching images, and overcoming positioning error of stages used to provide the images. In particular, these systems may benefit from scan order optimization and virtual slide stitching techniques. A method can include analyzing,... Agent:
20130077893 - Adaptive sampling guided by multilateral filtering: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for adaptive sampling guided by multilateral filtering. A plurality of versions of a first image are generated. Each of the plurality of versions of the first image has a respective different resolution. A respective priority map is generated for each of... Agent:03/21/2013 > 77 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130070958 - Client-side watermarking using hybrid i-frames: A system and method for client-side watermarking of digital content using hybrid Intra-Frames (I-Frames) are provided. In general, a content source provides a compressed video stream and a hybrid I-Frame stream to a client device via a network. The hybrid I-Frame stream includes a number of low-loss I-Frames corresponding to... Agent: Qurio Holdings, Inc.
20130070959 - Method of enabling a wireless information device to access location data: A method of enabling a first wireless information device to access absolute location data in which the first wireless information device does not possess its own absolute location finding system but is instead able to receive, over a wireless network, absolute location data from a second wireless information device that... Agent: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
20130070960 - Providing a watermarked decoded audio or video signal derived from a watermarked audio or video signal that was low bit rate encoded and decoded: Various audio signal watermarking systems are known, which are also applied to digitally encoded audio signals. However, in current audio signal watermarking systems the watermark signal and its watermark payload do not survive very low bit rate audio coding, in particular parametric coding. According to the invention, a watermarked uncompressed... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130070957 - Systems and methods for detecting cell phone usage by a vehicle operator: An embodiment generally relates to systems and methods for determining cell phone usage automatically by individuals operating vehicles. A processing module can process multi-spectral images or videos of individuals and detect different regions in the image such as face regions, hand regions, and cell phone regions. Further, the processing module... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130070963 - Adaptive feature recognition tool: The present invention provides an adaptive feature recognition tool that can be used to determine the location and/or count discrete features on an object being manufactured in a relatively quick time fashion. The tool can include an elongated rigid member that has a first end with a generally planar surface,... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20130070968 - Apparatus and method for calculating energy consumption based on three-dimensional motion tracking: An apparatus and method calculate an energy consumption based on 3D motion tracking. The method includes setting at least one specific portion of an analysis target as a reference point, analyzing the reference point before and after the lapse of a predetermined time, and determining an energy consumption of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130070962 - Egomotion estimation system and method: A computer-implemented method for determining an egomotion parameter using an egomotion estimation system is provided. First and second image frames are obtained. A first portion of the first image frame and a second portion of the second image frame are selected to respectively obtain a first sub-image and a second... Agent: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
20130070965 - Image processing method and apparatus: An image processing method and apparatus for obtaining a wide dynamic range image, the method including: obtaining a plurality of low dynamic range images having different exposure levels for a same scene; generating motion map representing whether motion occurred, depending on brightness ranks of the plurality of low dynamic range... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130070964 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes an identifying unit, a character recognition unit, an obtaining unit, a correcting unit, and an output unit. The identifying unit identifies a still image included in a moving image. The character recognition unit performs character recognition on the still image identified by the identifying unit.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130070966 - Method and device for checking the visibility of a camera for surroundings of an automobile: A method for checking the visibility of a camera for surroundings of an automobile is proposed which includes receiving a camera image and a step of dividing the camera image into a plurality of partial images. A visibility value is determined based on a number of objects detected in the... Agent:
20130070967 - Motion analysis through geometry correction and warping: An object in a hot atmosphere with a temperature greater than 400 F in a gas turbine moves in a 3D space. The movement may include a vibrational movement. The movement includes a rotational movement about an axis and a translational movement along the axis. Images of the object are... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130070961 - System and method for providing temporal-spatial registration of images: A video imaging system for use with or in a mobile video capturing system (e.g., an airplane or UAV). A multi-camera rig containing a number of cameras (e.g., 4) receives a series of mini-frames (e.g., from respective field steerable mirrors (FSMs)). The mini-frames received by the cameras are supplied to... Agent:
20130070971 - Data processing apparatus, data processing method, image processing apparatus and method, and program: A motion detecting unit divides frame image data obtained by photographing the cultured cardiomyocytes for a predetermined time into blocks and obtains motion detection data in units of blocks per each frame period. A feature amount calculating unit calculates a feature amount for each block at the same position in... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130070970 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and recording medium: An information processing apparatus includes a memory and a control unit. The memory stores a first image. The control unit divides the first image into a plurality of regions. Further, the control unit calculates a likelihood of an existence of a sample in the plurality of regions thus divided for... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130070969 - Method and system for people flow statistics: A method and system for people flow statistics is disclosed in the invention, wherein said method comprises: multi-types of classifiers connected in parallel are used to perform the human head detection in the current image, the respective human heads in the current image are determined; the respective determined human heads... Agent: Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
20130070972 - Patient verification based on a landmark subsurface feature of the patient's body part: Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a feature matching circuit that receives a first reference image that includes a representation of a distinctive landmark subsurface feature of a body part of a known patient and a second reference image that includes a... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware.
20130070973 - Face recognizing apparatus and face recognizing method: According to one embodiment, a face recognizing apparatus includes: a storage unit; an input unit; a face detector; an extractor; and a recognizing unit. The storage unit stores face feature information on a face feature of each person. The input unit receives image information including at least a face of... Agent:
20130070976 - Image classification and information retrieval over wireless digital networks and the internet: A method and system for matching an unknown facial image of an individual with an image of a celebrity using facial recognition techniques and human perception is disclosed herein. The invention provides a internet hosted system to find, compare, contrast and identify similar characteristics among two or more individuals using... Agent: Facedouble, Inc.
20130070974 - Method and apparatus for facial recognition based queue time tracking: A method and apparatus for tracking passengers at a travel facility and may include receiving captured facial recognition features of a passenger using a first facial recognition camera at a first known location, determining if the captured facial recognition features of the passenger are stored in a database, wherein if... Agent: Arinc Incorporated
20130070975 - System and method to assign a digital image to a face cluster: A method includes accessing a digital image including a plurality of faces including a first face and a second face. The method includes identifying a plurality of identification regions of the digital image including a first identification region associated with the first face and a second identification region associated with... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20130070977 - Standard calibration target for contactless fingerprint scanners: A contactless, three-dimensional fingerprint scanner apparatus, method, and system are described. The contactless fingerprint scanner can provide either, or both, topographical contrast of three-dimensional fingerprint features and optical contrast of a three-dimensional fingerprint surface. Data captured from scanning of a target with known geometric features mimicking fingerprint features can be... Agent:
20130070980 - Confirming that an image includes at least a portion of a target region of interest: Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a receiver circuit that receives a first medical image. The first medical image includes a selected target region of interest of an individual patient's body part, and a landmark subsurface feature of the individual patient's body... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20130070978 - Creating a subsurface feature atlas of at least two subsurface features: Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a receiver circuit that receives at least two reference images that each includes a respective landmark subsurface feature of a mammalian body part; and that receives data indicative of a respective spatial relationship among each respective... Agent:
20130070982 - Eye color paternity test: A method, system, and apparatus for determining paternity based on eye color. Determining paternity may include accessing a color digital image of at least one of a male parental candidate, a female parental candidate, and a child candidate. An eye color of each of the male parental candidate, the female... Agent: Identigene, L.L.C.
20130070988 - Fundus image acquiring apparatus and control method therefor: Provided is a fundus image acquiring apparatus in which eyeball tracking can be performed by template matching even if sufficient luminance of a characteristic image of blood vessels or the like is not secured in a case where eye movement is detected accurately from a fundus image. The fundus image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130070981 - Guidance information indicating an operational proximity of a body-insertable device to a region of interest: Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a receiver circuit that receives a first reference image that includes an objective landmark subsurface feature of a mammalian body part, and a second reference image that includes a present-location landmark subsurface feature of the mammalian... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20130070984 - Image diagnosis support apparatus, method and program: At least one specified position and, if necessary, a cutting surface are specified in a three-dimensional medical image. Plural anatomical structures present within a predetermined range from the specified position are extracted, as structures to be separated, by referring to a structure information storage unit that stores plural anatomical structures... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130070987 - Information processing apparatus and its control method and data processing system: In order to provide a technology which allows efficient understanding of images of a disease locus and diagnosis supporting information for the images, an information processing apparatus comprises: an input unit which inputs object identification information for identifying an object; an acquiring unit which acquires one or more schemas related... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130070985 - Method and apparatus for colour imaging a three-dimensional structure: A device for determining the surface topology and associated color of a structure, such as a teeth segment, includes a scanner for providing depth data for points along a two-dimensional array substantially orthogonal to the depth direction, and an image acquisition means for providing color data for each of the... Agent: Cadent Ltd.
20130070983 - Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for controlling luminance of non-tissue objects within an image: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are provided for controlling luminance of non-tissue objects within an image. A method may include determining one or more seed pixel values for an image. The method may further include determining, based at least in part on the one or more seed pixel values,... Agent: Mckesson Financial Holdings
20130070979 - Registering regions of interest of a body part to a coordinate system: Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a receiver circuit that receives at least two medical images that each includes a respective region of interest of a mammalian body part. The receiver circuit also receives at least two reference images that each includes... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20130070986 - System and method for classification of image data items: A system and method for classification of images of an image stream includes receiving an image stream of unclassified images, for example produced by an in-vivo imaging device, and adapting an initial classification algorithm to classify images to groups based on at least a subset of the received image stream... Agent: Given Imaging Ltd.
20130070995 - 2d/3d image registration method: A method (100) that registers a 3D heart volume (112, 114) obtained from either a pre-operative MR image or CT image (102) to an intra-operative fluoroscopic image using a mesh of the heart structure (106) as the basis for the registration.... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130070998 - Medical image processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes an image acquiring unit, a detection algorithm storage, an abnormal area detecting unit and an outputting unit. The image acquiring unit acquires image data of a corpse. The detection algorithm storage stores an abnormal area detection algorithm. The abnormal area... Agent:
20130070991 - Metal artifacts reduction for cone beam ct: A method for suppressing metal artifacts in a radiographic image, the method executed at least in part on a computer, obtains at least one two-dimensional radiographic image of a subject, wherein the subject has one or more metal objects and identifies a material that forms the one or more metal... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20130070993 - Method and apparatus for processing image, ultrasound diagnosis apparatus, and medical imaging system: An image processing apparatus including an image data acquiring unit for acquiring ultrasound image data indicating information about an object; a standard image generating unit for generating an ultrasound standard image of the ultrasound image data; and a display unit for displaying the ultrasound standard image.... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
20130070996 - Method and system for up-vector detection for ribs in computed tomography volumes: A method and system for up-vector detection for ribs in a 3D medical image volume, such as a computed tomography (CT) volume is disclosed. A rib centerline of at least one rib is extracted in a 3D medical image volume. An up-vector is automatically detected at each of a plurality... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130070990 - Method for automatic three-dimensional segmentation of magnetic resonance images: A method for automatically segmenting a volume-of-interest representative of a subject's breast from a three-dimensional magnetic resonance image is provided. The three-dimensional image may include a plurality of spatially contiguous two-dimensional images. The image is converted to a monogenic signal, which is analyzed to determine locations in the image that... Agent:
20130070989 - Registering a region of interest of a body part to a landmark subsurface feature of the body part: Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a receiver circuit configured to receive a medical image that includes a region of interest of a mammalian body part, and a reference image that includes a landmark subsurface feature of the mammalian body part, the... Agent: Searete LLC, A Limited Liability Corporation Of The State Of Delaware
20130070994 - Sparse data reconstruction for gated x-ray ct imaging: When imaging a compact structure, such as a calcium deposit in a patient's heart, a slow scan (e.g., less than approximately 6 rpm) CT data acquisition is performed, wherein data is continuously but sparsely acquired during around a 360° revolution around the patient. Arc segments are defined that equate to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130070992 - System and method for generating three-dimensional images from two-dimensional bioluminescence images and visualizing tumor shapes and locations: A system and methods for generating 3D images from 2D bioluminescent images and visualizing tumor locations are provided. A plurality of 2D bioluminescent images of a subject are acquired using any suitable bioluminescent imaging system. The 2D images are registered to align each image and to compensate for differences between... Agent:
20130070997 - Systems, methods, and media for on-line boosting of a classifier: Systems, methods, and media for on-line boosting of a classifier are provided, comprising: receiving a training sample; for each of a plurality of features, determining a feature value for the training sample and the feature, using the feature value to update a histogram, and determining a threshold for a classifier... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Of The State Of Arizona, Acting For And On Behalf Of Ariz
20130070999 - Ultrasound system and method for providing color reconstruction image: There is disclosed an embodiment for providing a color reconstruction image. An ultrasound data acquisition unit transmits a ultrasound signal to a target object and receive an echo signal reflected from the target object to acquire ultrasound data. A user interface receives input information from a user. A processor is... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
20130071001 - Determining the specific orientation of an object: The present invention relates to the determination of the specific orientation of an object. In order to provide enhanced positioning information of an object to a user, a medical imaging system and a method for operating of a medical imaging system are proposed wherein 2D image data (14) of an... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130071000 - Radiographic-image processing device: A radiographic-image processing apparatus that can accurately remove striated artifacts superimposed onto image data taken by an FPD radiographic imaging device includes: a partitioning section that partitions a region, in which image data taken by a radiographic imaging device is arranged two-dimensionally, into segments; a mean-value computation section that computes... Agent:
20130071004 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus for processing an image of photoreceptor cells of a fundus of an eye includes a conversion unit configured to convert the image of photoreceptor cells into an image indicating periodicity of the photoreceptor cells, and an acquisition unit configured to acquire intensity information in a plurality... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130071003 - System and device for characterizing cells: A diagnostic device includes a microscope configured to obtain image data on a plurality of cells and a computing device. The computing device is configured to receive the image data, identify at least a portion of each of the plurality of cells based on the received image data, determine at... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130071002 - System and method for support of medical diagnosis: A system and method supporting medical diagnosis made based on evaluation of images of a histopathology sample. The method includes automated generation and evaluation of a digitally-stained image (emulating the effect produced on the sample by a chosen specific dye) based at least on one of data representing an image... Agent:
20130071005 - Method, apparatus and system for recognizing magnetic ink character: Disclosed are a magnetic ink character recognition method, apparatus and system. The method includes: reading a magnetic signal of a magnetic ink character on a medium to be recognized; acquiring the amplitude characteristic data of the magnetic ink character according to the magnetic signal thereof; and performing spectral angle cosine... Agent: Shandong New Beiyang Information Technology Co., Ltd
20130071006 - Image analysis of processor device features: A method includes receiving an image of a scan area that includes a feature of interest, receiving and analyzing a design specification for features in the scan area, generating an intensity graph corresponding to a portion of the image, calculating with a processor, slopes of portions of the intensity graph... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130071007 - Ic layout pattern matching and classification system and method: A system and method for restricting the number of layout patterns by pattern identification, matching and classification, includes decomposing the pattern windows into a low frequency component and a high frequency component using a wavelet analysis for an integrated circuit layout having a plurality of pattern windows. Using the low... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130071009 - Depth range adjustment for three-dimensional images: A system is provided for generating a three dimensional image. The system may include a processor configured to generate a disparity map from a stereo image, adjust the disparity map to compress or expand a number of depth levels within the disparity map to generate an adjusted disparity map, and... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130071008 - Image conversion system using edge information: In accordance with at least some embodiments of the present disclosure, a process for converting a two-dimensional (2D) image based on edge information is described. The process may include partitioning the 2D image to generate a plurality of blocks, segmenting the plurality of blocks into a group of regions based... Agent: Himax Technologies Limited
20130071012 - Image providing device, image providing method, and image providing program for providing past-experience images: A image providing device provides a user with realistic and natural past-experience simulation through stereoscopic photographs. Specifically, feature-point extractors 15 and 22 extract feature points from a foreground image and a background image, respectively. A stereoscopic matching module 25 searches for pairs of feature points matching between the foreground image... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130071010 - Method and system for fast three-dimensional imaging using defocusing and feature recognition: Described is a method and system for fast three-dimensional imaging using defocusing and feature recognition is disclosed. The method comprises acts of capturing a plurality of defocused images of an object on a sensor, identifying segments of interest in each of the plurality of images using a feature recognition algorithm,... Agent:
20130071011 - Reconstruction of shapes of objects from images: The present disclosure describes a system and method for transforming a two-dimensional image of an object into a three-dimensional representation, or model, that recreates the three-dimensional contour of the object. In one example, three pairs of symmetric points establish an initial relationship between the original image and a virtual image,... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation
20130071013 - Video processing device, video processing method, program: A feature point extraction unit 901 extracts a feature point suitable for calculation of parallax from pixels constituting a region targeted for calculation of parallax and pixels located near the targeted region. A first parallax calculation unit 902 calculates parallax for the extracted feature point by performing a search for... Agent:
20130071014 - Apparatus, method and article for evaluating a stack of objects in an image: An evaluation system to determine a value of a stack of objects preprocess a pixelated color image to produce a set of two color contour data, processes the two color contour data to identify a location of a top and a bottom of the stack, and locates, for each of... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130071015 - System for producing and delivering matching color coating and use thereof: The present invention is directed to a system for repairing one or more defects of a target coating of a vehicle. The system can repair target coatings at a repair facility using matching coating compositions provided from a supply center, where the matching coating compositions can be produced according to... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20130071016 - Shadow detection in a single image: A digital image is divided into patches of pixels, or “superpixels”, where each of the pixels in the patch has approximately the same color value and each of the patches is of approximately the same size. Subsequently, eigenvalues are generated for each patch based on the color values of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130071020 - Data processing systems, devices, and methods for content analysis: Systems, devices and methods operative for identifying a reference within a figure and an identifier in a text associated with the figure, the reference referring to an element depicted in the figure, the reference corresponding to the identifier, the identifier identifying the element in the text, placing the identifier on... Agent:
20130071017 - Detecting anti-aliased text in digital images: A method, including automatically identifying, by a processor, a region of a digital image containing first pixels, each situated on a positive horizontal gradient, and second pixels in proximity to the first pixels, each situated on a negative horizontal gradient. A distribution of intensities of a color channel is then... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130071019 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording device recording image processing program: An image processing apparatus includes a histogram extension processing unit for performing a first tone conversion processing on an input image using a first tone conversion characteristic so that a variance of a histogram of an image after the first tone conversion processing is larger than that of a histogram... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130071018 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing device includes a hue calculation unit configured to calculate a hue of a pixel included in a target image; an extraction unit configured to extract a first group including a pixel, a hue of which is close to a hue of the target pixel; a chromaticity calculation... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130071022 - Encoding, decoding, and representing high dynamic range images: Techniques are provided to encode and decode image data comprising a tone mapped (TM) image with HDR reconstruction data in the form of luminance ratios and color residual values. In an example embodiment, luminance ratio values and residual values in color channels of a color space are generated on an... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130071021 - Method and apparatus of fixed bit-rate image compression/decompression based on 2x2 image unit: A method of fixed bit-rate image compression/decompression based on 2×2 image unit encodes an image that is divided into a plurality of 2×2 coding units. The method determines whether a 2×2 coding unit has one of first to seven man-made patterns. When the 2×2 coding unit has one of the... Agent:
20130071023 - Color processing apparatus, color processing method, and computer-readable non-transitory tangible medium: A color processing apparatus for decomposing a color signal into an output color signal including a basic-color component, a black component, and an extra-color component is provided. The color processing apparatus includes an extra-color-component upper-limit-value determination unit that determines an extra-color-component upper limit value, a black-component upper-limit-value determination unit that... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130071026 - Image processing circuitry: A method for performing a modification of the color saturation of at least one pixel of an image involving: determining, based on pixel values of a first pixel, at least one of a color saturation value, luminance value and hue value corresponding to said first pixel; determining, based on said... Agent: Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas
20130071024 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing method and image processing apparatus for removing noise from an image. The image processing method includes: dividing an input image into a high frequency component and a low frequency component; removing noise from the high frequency component; and combining the low frequency component and the high frequency... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130071025 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing method and an image processing apparatus for removing noise from an image are disclosed. A provided image processing method includes: dividing an input image into a luminance signal and a chrominance signal; removing noise from the luminance signal; restoring luminance signal present in the noise removed from... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130071027 - Visualization program, visualization method and visualization apparatus for visualizing reading order of content: A visualization program, method and apparatus for determining reading order of content in a structured document. The method includes generating, for each of a plurality of elements, a directed segment; storing, in the reading order, the generated directed segments of the elements into a storage device; reading from the storage... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130071028 - System and method for estimating spatially varying defocus blur in a digital image: An image editing application (or a blur classification module thereof) may automatically estimate a coherent defocus blur map from a single input image. The application may represent the blur spectrum as a differentiable function of radius r, and the optimal radius may be estimated by optimizing the likelihood function through... Agent:
20130071029 - Dynamic multidimensional barcodes for information handling system service information: Multi-dimensional barcodes at a product include service identifiers for the product so that an end user with a portable information handling system captures an image of the multi-dimensional barcode and extracts the service identifiers to obtain service information from a service network location. For example, a service identifier embeds a... Agent: Dell Products L.p.
20130071030 - Method for graphology-based assessment of personality traits of a subject using inferred handwriting features derived from the subject's presentation features: A method for graphology-based assessment of a subject's personality traits is disclosed which involves graphological analysis of inferred handwriting features that are derived from the subject's presentation features. The method includes: obtaining presentation features of a subject; deriving inferred handwriting features of the subject from the presentation features according to... Agent:
20130071031 - Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program, and integrated circuit: The present invention provides an image processing device capable of combining a plurality of contents (e.g. videos) with a story line retained as much as possible, while reducing view's discomfort. The image processing device compares one of the contents, which contains a first partial content and a second partial content... Agent:
20130071032 - Image processing apparatus,image processing method, and program: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a generation unit configured to generate a background model of a multinomial distribution from an acquired image, and generate a background, and a determination unit configured to determine whether a background with high reliability can be generated from the background model generated by... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130071033 - Classifier for use in generating a diffuse image: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image, in a computer memory, providing a multi-class classifier trained to... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20130071034 - Method and system for black bar identification: Black bars are determined by lines of pixels. Steps include: for each line (or subset), determining standard deviation (or product value) and a difference value, product value being proportional to M·σ, where M is pixel values mean for the line, σ standard deviation of pixel values for the line, and... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130071035 - Methods and apparatus for progressive pattern matching in a mobile environment: Methods and apparatus for performing efficient pattern matching in a client-server network are described herein. A communication device acquires an object to be matched. At least one reduced set of features is extracted from the object to be matched and a determination as to whether the object to be matched... Agent:
20130071036 - Image processing device, image processing method, and imaging device: An image processing device includes an in-plane pattern detector that selects a pixel of interest in a frame image of interest, calculates in-plane correlation index values representing correlations between the pixel of interest and in-plane pixel patterns including the pixel of interest, and selects a most highly correlated pattern as... Agent:
20130071037 - Graphical menu builder for encoding applications in an image: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for encoding applications in an image. One embodiment of the method includes forming a first image that encodes information indicative of a map relating one or more pixel patterns to functionality implemented by a processor-based device. The first image is formed so... Agent:
20130071038 - Image decoding apparatus, image encoding apparatus, and method and program for image decoding and encoding: An encoded bit stream is processed by a lossless decoding unit (52), an inverse quantization unit (53), and an inverse orthogonal transform unit (54) in this order, to obtain orthogonally transformed coefficient data and encoding parameter information. The inverse orthogonal transform unit (54) performs an inverse orthogonal transform on the... Agent:
20130071039 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus and a method capable of performing a quantization process or an inverse quantization process more suitable for contents of an image. A lossless decoding unit decodes coded data read from an accumulation buffer at a predetermined timing. A sub macroblock inverse quantization unit obtains a quantization... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130071041 - High-quality denoising of an image sequence: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for denoising an image sequence. A first patch is determined in a first frame in an image sequence comprising a plurality of frames. The first patch comprises a subset of image data in the first frame. Locations of a plurality of... Agent:
20130071040 - High-quality upscaling of an image sequence: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for upscaling an image sequence. An upsampled frame is generated based on an original frame in an original image sequence comprising a plurality of frames. A smoothed image sequence is generated based on the original image sequence. A plurality of patches... Agent:
20130071043 - Image defogging method and system: Image defogging method and system, the method including: constructing a pixel-based dark channel map of a fogging image; constructing a local area-based dark channel map of the image; acquiring a final dark channel map of the image; acquiring intensity values of R, G, B channels of a pixel having a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130071042 - Image processor, image processing method, and computer readable medium: An apparatus includes an attention region determining unit and a blurring unit. The attention region determining unit is configured to determine an attention region of an image that includes an intended subject of the image. The blurring unit is configured to blur all of the image regions outside of the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130071044 - Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a determination unit that determines a type of a provided object, a resolution conversion unit that converts a resolution of the object determined by the determination unit as an image into a resolution of an output image, an object processing unit that performs a spatial... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130071045 - Image transmitting apparatus, image receiving apparatus, image transmitting and receiving system, recording medium recording image transmitting program, and recording medium recording image receiving program: An image transmitting apparatus includes a region detecting unit detecting, in an image, a region of interest matching a predetermined condition; a resolution converting unit selecting, for reducing resolution of the image, an image passed through a low-pass filter as an image outside the detected region of interest and an... Agent: Sony Corporation03/14/2013 > 62 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130064417 - Apparatus and method for robust low-complexity video fingerprinting: An apparatus and method for video fingerprinting are provided. The method includes, for each frame of a video sequence including a plurality of frames, removing a portion of the frame, dividing a remaining portion of the frame into blocks, dividing each block into sub-blocks, computing a block level feature as... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130064419 - Combined watermarking and fingerprinting: Content fingerprints and watermarks are combined in various ways for content identification applications. Fingerprints are used to identify content generally while watermarks provide more detailed localization of parts within the content, and vice versa. Fingerprint techniques are further used for signal synchronization and other pre-processing steps to assist in digital... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20130064416 - Extracting features of audio signal content to provide reliable identification of the signals: Signatures that can be used to identify video and audio content are generated from the content by generating measures of dissimilarity between features of corresponding groups of pixels in frames of video content and by generating low-resolution time-frequency representations of audio segments. The signatures are generated by applying a hash... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130064418 - Methods and systems for image fingerprinting: The present invention provides methods and systems to protect an organization's secure image information from unauthorized disclosure. In one embodiment, methods and systems to generate image fingerprints are provided. The fingerprints are generated for each feature point of an image data. Because the fingerprints take into account the neighborhood features... Agent: Workshare Technology, Inc.
20130064415 - Template cleaning apparatus and template cleaning method: According to one embodiment, there is disclosed a template cleaning apparatus to clean a template for imprint. The template includes a concave-convex pattern and a groove portion, and an image obtaining unit which obtains an image of a region including a side surface of the groove portion of the template.... Agent:
20130064420 - Automated system and method for optical cloud shadow detection over water: System and method for detecting cloud shadows over water from ocean color imagery received from remote sensors.... Agent: United States Government, Department Of The Navy, Secretary Of The Navy, Naval Research Laboratory
20130064426 - Efficient system and method for body part detection and tracking: A method is provided for detecting a body part in a video stream from a mobile device. A video stream of a human subject is received from a camera connected to the mobile device. The video stream has frames. A first frame of the video stream is identified for processing.... Agent: Xmg Studio, Inc.
20130064423 - Feature extraction and processing from signals of sensor arrays: Feature extraction includes extracting features from signals of a plurality of sensors of a sensor array, including, for each sensor, obtaining a signal of the sensor corresponding to responses of the sensor during one or more exposures to samples, computing a baseline function from the signal, and computing the features... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130064424 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium: An image corresponding to a pattern having a first size is detected from a first detection region in an acquired, first image, and an image corresponding to a pattern having a second size is detected from a second detection region different from the first detection region in the first image.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130064430 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device comprises: image display means which displays at least one of transformation target images containing an object of interest; first reference point receiving/determining means which receives information on first reference point candidates according to a user operation, receives according to a user operation a determination signal targeted... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130064429 - Image processing device, object selection method and program: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit that stores object identification data for identifying an object operable by a user and feature data indicating a feature of appearance of each object; an environment map storage unit that stores an environment map representing a position of... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130064425 - Image recognizing apparatus, image recognizing method, and program: An image recognizing apparatus is equipped with: a detecting unit configured to detect, from an input image, a candidate area for a target of recognition, based on a likelihood of a partial area in the input image; an extracting unit configured to extract, from a plurality of candidate areas detected... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130064422 - Method for detecting density of area in image: Light is allowed to be incident from above wells provided on a microplate M and the light transmitted to the lower surface is received to obtain an original image of the wells (Step S101). Detection target areas in the original image are specified by an appropriate image processing (Step S102),... Agent:
20130064427 - Methods and systems for object tracking: Methods and systems for object tracking are disclosed in which the bandwidth of a “slow” tracking system (e.g., an optical tracking system) is augmented with sensor data generated by a “fast” tracking system (e.g., an inertial tracking system). The tracking data generated by the respective systems can be used to... Agent:
20130064421 - Resolving homography decomposition ambiguity based on viewing angle range: The homography between captured images of a planar object is determined and decomposed into at least one possible solution, and typically at least two ambiguous solutions. The removal of the ambiguity between the two solutions, or validation of a single solution, is performed using a viewing angle range. The viewing... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130064428 - Structure detection apparatus and method, and computer-readable medium storing program thereof: A plurality of candidate points are extracted from image data. The plurality of candidate points are normalized, and a set of representative points composing form model that is most similar to set form is selected from the plurality of candidate points. Further, the candidate points and the form model are... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130064431 - Efficient computation of wave equation migration angle gathers: Method for efficient computation of wave equation migration angle gathers by using multiple imaging conditions. Common reflection angle or common azimuth gathers or gathers including both common reflection angles and common azimuth angles are produced as the data are migrated. In the course of either wave equation migration or reverse... Agent:
20130064432 - Image analysis for making animal measurements: A computer-implemented image analysis process, including: accessing image data representing an image including an animal object representing an animal; selecting one more start points on a boundary of the animal object using an intensity gradient of the image; and generating boundary data, representing at least a portion of the boundary,... Agent:
20130064433 - Electronic device and turning on or unlocking method: The present disclosure provides an electronic device and a method of turning on or unlocking an electronic device. The method includes steps: controlling the capturing unit to capture a predetermined number of facial images in response to an input for turning on or unlocking the electronic device. Acquiring a clear... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130064434 - Biometric feature extraction using multiple image instantiations: Systems and methods acquire and/or generate multiple different images of the same biometric identity, identify specific instances of biometric features in each of the different images, and merge the identified specific instances of biometric features into a data record that provides a digital representation of the biometric identity. Examples of... Agent: Aware, Inc.
20130064435 - Determining contours of a vessel using an active contouring model: Systems and methods for determine a centerline of a tubular structure from volumetric data of vessels where a contrast agent was injected into the blood stream to enhance the imagery for centerline. An active contour model may be applied to determine contours of the vessel defined within image data by... Agent: Calgary Scientific Inc.
20130064437 - Handling a specimen image: A system for handling a specimen image is disclosed. An image input (1) is configured to receive a body image representing at least a portion of a living body and a specimen image representing a dissected portion of the living body. An alignment unit (2) is configured to compute an... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130064436 - Medical image processing apparatus and method of operating medical image processing apparatus: A medical image processing apparatus includes: a feature value calculation portion that, for each pixel of an image, calculates a feature value that is used when extracting a linear structure; a judgment portion that, based on a result of a comparison between the feature value of a pixel of interest... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130064438 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.
20130064440 - Image data reformatting: A method for reformatting image data includes obtaining volumetric image data indicative of an anatomical structure of interest, identifying a surface of interest of the anatomical structure of interest in the volumetric image data, identifying a thickness for a sub-volume of interest of the volumetric image data, shaping the sub-volume... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130064439 - Systems and method for automatic prostate localization in mr images using random walker segmentation initialized via boosted classifiers: Automatic prostate localization in T2-weighted MR images facilitate labor-intensive cancer imaging techniques. Methods and systems to accurately segment the prostate gland in MR images are provided and address large variations in prostate anatomy and disease, intensity inhomogeneities, and artifacts induced by endorectal coils. A center of the prostate is automatically... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130064441 - Methods and apparatus for fast identification of relevant features for classification or regression: In various embodiments, methods and apparatus are provided for automated selection of features of cells useful for classifying cell phenotype. The methods include determining a signal-to-noise ratio (S/N) for each of a plurality of pairs of features, rather than S/N for individual features. The approach is capable of quickly identifying... Agent: Perkinelmer Cellular Technologies Germany Gmbh
20130064442 - Determining design coordinates for wafer defects: Methods and systems for determining design coordinates for defects detected on a wafer are provided. One method includes aligning a design for a wafer to defect review tool images for defects detected in multiple swaths on the wafer by an inspection tool, determining a position of each of the defects... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20130064443 - Apparatus and method for determining a confidence value of a disparity estimate: A method and an apparatus for determining a confidence value of a disparity estimate for a pixel or a group of pixels of a selected image of at least two stereo images are described, the confidence value being a measure for an improved reliability value of the disparity estimate for... Agent:
20130064444 - Document classification using multiple views: A training system, training method, and a system and method of use of a trained classification system are provided. A classifier may be trained with a first “cheap” view but not using a second “costly” view of each of the training samples, which is not available at test time. The... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130064445 - Adaptive dithering during image processing: Systems and method are provided for adjusting certain pixel values in an image. In an embodiment of the invention, an average pixel value of pixels at given distances from a selected pixel are examined to determine if the pixel is in a high-contrast area. If the pixel is in a... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130064446 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a calculation unit that calculates, as a foreground feature vector, a feature vector indicating a difference between colors of pixels in a predetermined region including a target pixel and a color of the target pixel, using each of the pixels as the target... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130064447 - 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
20130064448 - Image chroma noise reduction: An embodiment of a method for reducing chroma noise in digital image data and of a corresponding image processor. Chrominance components are subjected to low-pass filtering. The strength of the low-pass filtering is modulated in accordance with the dynamic range of the luminance signal and the dynamic range of each... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.i.
20130064449 - Method for reducing row and column noise in imaging systems: A method for the reduction of noise in an image including identifying neighboring pixel values in pixels proximate to a subject pixel; comparing the neighboring pixel values to a preset tolerance range; using neighboring pixel values within the tolerance range to calculate a pixel intensity correction value; and applying the... Agent: Bae Systems Information & Electronic Systems Integration Inc.
20130064450 - System for enhancing content: A system and method for enhancing a content file is disclosed. The system comprises a histogram module, a contrast stretching module and a brightness module. The histogram module generates a histogram including data that describes one or more pixel intensities for one or more channels included in a content file.... Agent: Google Inc.
20130064452 - Apparatus and method for processing image feature descriptor: An apparatus and a method for processing image feature descriptor are disclosed. The image feature descriptor processing apparatus comprises a header storing unit, a vector storing unit, a feature capture unit, a distribute unit, and a memory controller. The feature capture unit captures image feature descriptors. The distribute unit generates... Agent:
20130064451 - Image conversion parameter calculation device, image conversion parameter calculation method, and program: An image conversion parameter calculation device capable of accurately calculating a conversion parameter for image alignment with a processing amount that does not depend on a size of an image to be aligned is provided. Pixel selection element 2 randomly selects a pixel of a predetermined number or pixel of... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130064454 - Information processing apparatus and method: An index detecting section detects an index in a physical space, from a captured image obtained by an imaging apparatus. An erroneous-detection prevention processing section performs erroneous-detection prevention processing, based on information relating to image coordinates of a detected index. An image output section outputs, to a display device, an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130064453 - Interpolation image generation apparatus, reconstructed image generation apparatus, method of generating interpolation image, and computer-readable recording medium storing program: In an interpolation image generation apparatus, an input unit acquires photographed images obtained from viewpoints and imaging setting information thereof, the EPI generation unit generates an EPI from the images, an angle estimation unit estimates an angle of a straight line to which each EPI actual pixel corresponds on the... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130064455 - Information processing apparatus, control method for information processing apparatus and storage medium: An information processing apparatus comprising a setting unit configured to set a plurality of local regions on an image; an extraction unit configured to extract feature amounts from the respective local regions; a calculation unit configured to calculate dissimilarities between the local regions based on probability densities for the respective... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130064456 - Object control device, computer readable storage medium storing object control program, and object control method: An object control device includes an object of interest specifying unit configured to specify an object of interest to obtain position information on the object of interest, an obstacle determining unit configured to determine whether there is an obstacle between the object of interest and the object, and a time... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
20130064457 - Dynamic image encoding device, dynamic image decoding device, dynamic image encoding method, dynamic image decoding method, dynamic image encoding program, and dynamic image decoding program: The image encoding device of the present invention comprises an input section 201 for inputting an input image constituting an encoding target; a reference image accumulation section 202 for accumulating a reference image; a reference image accompanying information accumulation section 203 for accumulating reference image accompanying information which accompanies the... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.
20130064458 - System for lightweight image processing: An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a system and method for image analysis and processing. The present invention provides a software package for processing AFM data. More particularly it can be used for characterizing carbon nanotubes found within AFM images, though it does offer editing features that... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130064459 - Gem pattern matching algorithm to determine the percentage match of a target gem pattern to a database of gem patterns: A method and gem pattern matching technique to analyze a target gemstone by analyzing a pattern created by transmitting a light source such as a laser beam through the gemstone to create a visual optical pattern and comparing the pattern to a database of known gemstone patterns to determine the... Agent: Gemological Appraisal Association, Inc.
20130064460 - Image clustering a personal clothing model: The disclosure is related to a system and method for learning robust clothing clustering based on a cluster ensemble technique applied to the clothing features of images to improve clustering of images. Different types of clothing features that are complementary to each other are computed to provide extensive description of... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20130064461 - Irreversible compression apparatus, and method and program for controlling operation of same: A compressed image, for which a desired SSIM value is obtained, is acquired when irreversible compression is performed. Specifically, a quadratic curve G2 is defined. Next, a compression ratio P4 is calculated. An image is irreversibly compressed at the compression ratio P4, the compressed image is decoded and an SSIM... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130064462 - Efficient decoding and post-processing of high dynamic range images: A decoder receives for decoding and post-processing for display an HDR (high dynamic range) image comprising a first coded image (e.g., a JPEG-HDR baseline image) and a second coded image (e.g., a JPEG-HDR ratio image). The first coded image is partially decoded and post-processed according to a post-processing command (e.g.,... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130064463 - Method and apparatus for restoring image by copying memory: A method and apparatus for restoring an image by copying a memory may include determining whether to perform an interpolation operation based on block information, and restoring a current image using a reference image depending on whether to perform the interpolation operation.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130064464 - Image coding method and apparatus using spatial predictive coding of chrominance and image decoding method and apparatus: A coding method including dividing pixels of a chrominance component of an input image into blocks having a predetermined size; selecting one among a direct current prediction method, a vertical prediction method, a horizontal prediction method, and a hybrid prediction method according to a user's input; generating a prediction value... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130064465 - Image compression and decompression for image matting: Encoding image data and mask information to be used for matte images and for image and video matting. Image data and mask information for pixels of the image data in a first representation domain are accessed. The mask information defines background pixels and foreground pixels. The image data in the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130064466 - Apparatus and methods for re-compression having a monotonic relationship between extent of compression and quality of compressed image: A computerized method for independent disjoint block-level recompression of a first image generated by independent coding of disjoint blocks in a precursor image, the first image having at least one first quantization matrix associated there-with, the method comprising performing at least one independent disjoint block-level compression operation, using a processor... Agent: I.c.v.t. Ltd
20130064467 - Method and system for enhancing an image: There are provided a method for computerized generation of an enhanced image based on a plurality of acquired images (e.g. SAR images) and system thereof. The method comprises: (a) receiving a plurality of acquired images, each comprising a common area of interest; (b) receiving processing parameters; (c) grouping said plurality... Agent: Elta Systems Ltd.
20130064468 - Methods and apparatus for image analysis and modification using fast sliding parabola erosian: Methods and apparatus are provided for image analysis and modification using a fast sliding parabola erosion. The methods include selecting a scan line in an image and performing a unidirectional left-hand pass followed by a unidirectional right-hand pass. The unidirectional passes are performed as loops with increasing distance. By utilizing... Agent: Perkinelmer Cellular Technologies Germany Gmbh
20130064469 - Edge-preserving noise filtering: The invention relates to an image processing apparatus (1) comprising an image providing unit (2) for providing a first image of an object and a second image of the same object and a filtering unit (3) which filters the first image depending on a first degree of similarity between image... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130064470 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method for reducing noise: When a noise of an image is reduced by using a plurality of sheets of images, a noise of a portion which cannot be aligned cannot be reduced. Aligning processing of the plural images is performed to generate an average image formed by pixels subjected to the aligning processing. Further,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130064471 - Distance map-based warping of binary images: A method, including calculating a first distance matrix for a first binary image and a second distance matrix for a second binary image, and calculating a first gradient matrix for the first distance matrix and a second gradient matrix for the second distance matrix. Using the calculated distance and gradient... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130064472 - Method and apparatus of high-resolution image reconstruction based on multi-frame low-resolution images: A method and apparatus for reconstructing a high-resolution image based on multiple low-resolution images are disclosed. The method and apparatus incorporating an embodiment according to the present invention reconstructs the high-resolution image based on a kernel regression method using a modified kernel function. The kernel function takes into consideration of... Agent: Mediatek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
20130064473 - Image processing apparatus, method and program: Provided is an image processing apparatus, including an enlargement ratio setting section which sets a region of data in an original image, including a designated position designated as an object to be enlarged within the original image, as a region to be enlarged, and sets an enlargement ratio to the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130064474 - Computing higher resolution images from multiple lower resolution images: Super-resolution images may be produced by dividing a higher resolution image into a set of non-overlapping rectangular tiles of substantially the same size. Then, each pixel in each lower resolution image is mapped to the higher resolution image and it is determined which tiles are mapped to which lower resolution... Agent:
20130064476 - System and method for automatically creating a photo calendar: System and method are disclosed for creating a photo calendar. A computer storage medium stores images taken in a time period spanning a plurality of capture months. A computer processor automatically divides the images into groups based the capture months, distributes the images in one of the capture month to... Agent: Shutterfly, Inc.
20130064475 - System and method providing a pluggable architecture for task management on computers: A system and method retrieve an image using a first computer processor, and transmit the image from the first computer processor to a second remote computer processor. The first computer processor and the second remote computer processor are coupled via a network connection. The image is received at the network... Agent: Computer Associates Think, Inc.03/07/2013 > 72 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20130058522 - Media source identification: A server machine and a first device (e.g., a television) are configured to access a stream of media (e.g., a broadcast channel) from a media source (e.g., a broadcaster). The server machine generates a representation (e.g., a fingerprint) of the stream of media and stores the representation. The first device... Agent: Gracenote, Inc.
20130058535 - Detection of objects in an image using self similarities: An image processor (10) has a window selector for choosing a detection window within the image, and a self similarity computation part (40) for determining self-similarity information for a group of the pixels in any part of the detection window, to represent an amount of self-similarity of that group to... Agent: Toyota Motor Europe Nv/sa
20130058526 - Device for automated detection of feature for calibration and method thereof: A method for automated detection of feature for calibration is provided, which includes capturing images of a polyhedral structure including a plurality of rectangular planes and triangular planes in different directions through a plurality of cameras, and generating a plurality of image files, each of the rectangular planes having calibration... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130058531 - Electronic toll management and vehicle identification: Identifying a vehicle in a toll system includes accessing image data for a first vehicle and obtaining license plate data from the accessed image data for the first vehicle. A set of records is accessed. The license plate data for the first vehicle is compared with the license plate data... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited
20130058530 - Image processing apparatus and method: An information processing apparatus comprises a first imaging section configured to image the holding surface of a holding platform on which an object is held from different directions, a recognition section configured to, read out the characteristics of the object image of a object contained in the first imaged image... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20130058524 - Image processing system providing selective arrangement and configuration for an image analysis sequence: A computer-implemented method of processing a selected image using multiple processing operations is provided. An image analysis sequence having multiple processing steps is constructed. The image analysis sequence is constructed in response to receipt of multiple processing operation selections. Individual processing steps in the image analysis sequence are associated with... Agent: Molecular Devices, LLC
20130058533 - Image reconstruction by position and motion tracking: A system, method, and apparatus provide the ability to reconstruct an image from an object. A hand-held image acquisition device is configured to acquire local image information from a physical object. A tracking system obtains displacement information for the hand-held acquisition device while the device is acquiring the local image... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20130058528 - Method and system for detecting vehicle position by employing polarization image: Disclosed are a method and a system for detecting a vehicle position by employing a polarization image. The method comprises a step of capturing a polarization image by using a polarization camera; a step of acquiring two road shoulders in the polarization image based on a difference between a road... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130058534 - Method for road sign recognition: The invention relates to a method and to a device for the recognition of road signs (1). According to an inventive method for road sign recognition, images of a region surrounding the vehicle are acquired by means of a camera. The image data of the camera are analyzed, wherein at... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh
20130058525 - Object tracking device: In an object tracking device, a search region setting unit sets the search region of an object in a frame image at a present point in time, based on an object region in a frame image at a previous point in time, zoom center coordinates in the frame image at... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20130058527 - Sensor data processing: A method and apparatus for processing sensor data comprising measuring a value of a first parameter of a scene using a first sensor (e.g. a camera) to produce a first image of the scene, measuring a value of a second parameter of the scene using a second sensor (e.g. a... Agent: The University Of Sydney
20130058532 - Tracking an object with multiple asynchronous cameras: The path and/or position of an object is tracked using two or more cameras which run asynchronously so there is need to provide a common timing signal to each camera. Captured images are analyzed to detect a position of the object in the image. Equations of motion for the object... Agent: Sportvision, Inc.
20130058523 - Unsupervised parameter settings for object tracking algorithms: A method for automatically optimizing a parameter set for a tracking algorithm comprising receiving a series of image frames and processing the image frames using a tracking algorithm with an initialized parameter set. An updated parameter set is then created according to the processed image frames utilizing estimated tracking analytics.... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130058529 - Visual input of vehicle operator: The present invention relates to a method for determining a vehicle operator's visual input of an object in the operator's surroundings, which method comprises receiving an object position signal indicative of the position of at least one object, receiving an operator motion input signal indicative of operator physiological data comprising... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation
20130058536 - Method, system and computer readable medium embodying a computer program product for determining a vehicle operator's expectation of a state of an object: The present invention generally relates to a method, a system and/or a computer readable program. An embodiment of the method includes acquiring an input signal indicative of the operator's expectation of the state of the object at a first point in time; determining a state of the object at a... Agent: Volvo Car Corporation
20130058538 - Contact state estimating apparatus and trajectory generation apparatus: A state where at least a part of the virtual object (e.g., a foot of a robot) enters into the actual object (e.g., floor), i.e., a state where at least a part of a plurality of virtual points located on the surface of the virtual object is inside the actual... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20130058539 - Method and a system to detect and to determine geometrical, dimensional and positional features of products transported by a continuous conveyor, particularly of raw, roughly shaped, roughed or half-finished steel products: A method to detect and to determine geometrical, dimensional and positional features of products (P) transported by a continuous conveyor (2), particularly of raw, roughly shaped, roughed or half-finished steel products, moving forwards with a transport speed lower or equal to a maximum transport speed (V), comprising the steps consisting... Agent: Tenova S.p.a
20130058540 - Method for measuring and controlling distance between lower end surface of heat shielding member and surface of raw material melt and method for manufacturing silicon single crystal: A method for measuring a distance between a lower end surface of a heat shielding member including a criterion reflector inside a concavity on the lower end surface and a surface of a raw material melt includes: a silicon single crystal is pulled by the Czochralski method while a magnetic... Agent: Shin-etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.
20130058537 - System and method for identifying a region of interest in a digital image: A system and method for identifying a region of interest in a digital image. A first and second images of a scene may be obtained from a respective first and second points of view. Following an acquisition of a first image from a first point of view, a subsequent image... Agent:
20130058541 - Image processing apparatus and method: An information processing apparatus comprises a category recognition section, a characteristic recognition section and a specifying section. The category recognition section recognizes the category of a commodity using input imaged images. The characteristic recognition section recognizes the characteristics of a specific attachment attached to the commodity using the input imaged... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20130058542 - Event classification method using lit candle detection: A method for determining an event classification for digital images, comprising: receiving one or more digital images; detecting one or more lit candles within the one or more digital images; using a data processor to automatically determine an event classification responsive to analyzing a spatial arrangement of the detected lit... Agent:
20130058543 - Systems, devices, and methods for image analysis: Embodiments of a method for performing image analysis include accessing a digital image of a subject, the digital image comprising a portion of a target substrate of the subject, the digital image comprising a portion of a calibration device; detecting a position of the calibration device by searching the digital... Agent: Canfield Scientific, Incorporated
20130058544 - Method for detecting a fake finger for fingerprint acquisition software: A method for detecting a fake finger for fingerprint acquisition software with improved performance, the method implementing a static analysis step including a calculation of a Gray Level Run Length matrix of an image of a finger. Optionally, but preferably, the static analysis and a dynamic analysis are combined so... Agent: Thales
20130058546 - Colometric scale: A device for use when taking photographs used in the clinical and/or medico-legal and forensic sector, to establish the age of traumatic cutaneous lesions in the form of bruising.... Agent: Universita' Degli Studi Di
20130058545 - Method and apparatus for determining a subjects orientation: A method for determining a subject's orientation includes receiving, at an imaging system, an input that indicates an orientation of a subject being imaged, automatically determining the orientation of the subject using a feature recognition system, comparing the received input to the automatically determined orientation, and generating an image, the... Agent: General Electric Company
20130058549 - Method and system for processing multiple series of biological images obtained from a patient: A computer-readable storage medium comprising computer-readable program code stored thereon which, when interpreted by a computing apparatus, causes the computing apparatus to implement an image processing tool for processing a plurality of biological images arranged in a plurality of image series wherein certain biological images across different image series have... Agent: Olea Medical
20130058548 - Spatio-temporal image reconstruction using sparse regression and secondary information: A method of generating an image includes the step of obtaining captured data characterizing an object. The method also includes the step of reconstructing a spatio-temporal image of the object based on the captured data, the spatio-temporal image comprising a plurality of spatial images in respective time intervals, with at... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130058550 - Tablet inspection apparatus and tablet inspection method using the same: A tablet inspection apparatus includes: a transmitted illumination unit configured to emit infrared light to a medicine packet made of two films from a side of the films; a reflected illumination unit configured to emit infrared light from the other side of the two films; a camera unit configured to... Agent:
20130058547 - Virtual cephalometric imaging: Virtual cephalometric imaging includes creating a first 3D virtual model and a second 3D virtual model of a patient's dentition. The first 3D virtual model is based on a first impression taken of the patient's dentition at a first time. The second 3D virtual model is based on a second... Agent: Align Technology, Inc.
20130058551 - Complementary pet reconstruction: Using complementary reconstruction, images from short time frames may be generated for positron emission tomography. Detected events are gathered over a long period, such as three minutes. The detected events from a short period, such as one or two seconds, are removed. Reconstruction is performed on the detected events from... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130058554 - Grid computing on radiology network: A grid computing system and method is provided for medical data processing. The grid computing system comprises a software infrastructure, and an imaging device capable of interfacing with the software infrastructure over a distributed electronic network. Also included is a plurality of CPUs capable of interfacing with the software infrastructure... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130058553 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus for analyzing a plurality of images acquired of an eye to be inspected includes a photoreceptor cell analysis unit configured to analyze an area of each photoreceptor cell in a first image, a fundus analysis unit configured to analyze a characteristic of a fundus from a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130058552 - Radiation detection data processing apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, a radiation detection data processing apparatus includes a data acquisition unit and a data processing unit. The data acquisition unit acquires a radiation detection data from a detector detecting radiation. The data processing unit generates a compressed data to be used for reconstruction of a tomographic... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130058555 - Automatic pose initialization for accurate 2-d/3-d registration applied to abdominal aortic aneurysm endovascular repair: A method for automatically initializing pose for registration of 2D fluoroscopic abdominal aortic images with a 3D model of an abdominal aorta includes detecting a 2D iliac bifurcation and a 2D renal artery bifurcation from a sequence of 2D fluoroscopic abdominal aortic images, detecting a spinal centerline in a 2D... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130058557 - Dynamic image processing system: It is possible to improve a diagnostic performance by a dynamic image and in particular, to provide information effective for diagnosis of the lung ventilation function. Provided is a dynamic image capturing system (100) including: a calculation device (4) which calculates a dynamic feature amount according to a plurality of... Agent: Konica Minolta Medical & Graphic, Inc.
20130058556 - X-ray diagnostic apparatus, x-ray diagnostic method and stent for x-ray diagnosis: According to one embodiment, an X-ray diagnostic apparatus includes a data acquiring unit and a data processing unit. The data acquiring unit acquires X-ray projection data corresponding to plural directions from an object in which a stent having markers has been inserted by exposing X-rays to the object from the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130058558 - Defect inspection system: A defect inspection system is disclosed for easily setting inspection conditions and providing an inspection condition and a defect signal intensity to an operator. The defect inspection system digitizes a defective image, and a reference image corresponding thereto and a mismatched portion of the defective image and the reference image... Agent:
20130058559 - Method and apparatus for characterizing discontinuities in semiconductor devices: An approach is provided for characterizing discontinuities in semiconductor devices, for example in a metal silicide. An image of an integrated circuit is caused, at least in part, to be received. The image is analyzed for at least one discontinuity in the integrated circuit structure. A relative measure of the... Agent: Globalfoundries Inc.
20130058560 - Measurement of belt wear through edge detection of a raster image: Tools for determining belt wear are provided. Specifically, non-contact based systems and processes are described which enable a quick and accurate measurement of belt wear. Based on the measurements of belt wear, a wear condition for the belt can be determined. Information regarding the wear condition can then be used... Agent:
20130058565 - Gesture recognition system using depth perceptive sensors: Acquired three-dimensional positional information is used to identify user created gesture(s), which gesture(s) are classified to determine appropriate input(s) to an associated electronic device or devices. Preferably at at least one instance of a time interval, the posture of a portion of a user is recognized, based at least one... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130058563 - Intermediate image generation method, intermediate image file, intermediate image generation device, stereoscopic image generation method, stereoscopic image generation device, autostereoscopic image display device, and stereoscopic image generation syste: By generating in advance intermediate images which have the same resolution as a stereoscopic image that is the final output image, and which integrate pixels for respective viewpoints, generation of a stereoscopic image is possible only by converting the pixel arrangement without using a high-speed and specialised computer or the... Agent:
20130058564 - Method and apparatus for recovering a component of a distortion field and for determining a disparity field: In a first step pixel correspondences between the image and another image of the set of multi-view images are determined. A disparity field is then determined from at least a subset of the determined pixel correspondences. The disparity field is smoothed and the component of the distortion field is estimated... Agent:
20130058561 - Photographic system: A photographic system for generating photos is provided. The photographic system comprises a photo composition unit, and a photo synthesizer. The photo composition unit is capable of determining an extracted view from a three dimensional (3D) scene. The photo synthesizer, coupled to the photo composition unit, is capable of synthesizing... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130058562 - System and method of correcting a depth map for 3d image: A system and method of correcting a depth map for 3D image is disclosed. A spatial spectral transform unit extracts pixels of object boundaries according to an input image, wherein the spatial spectral transform unit adopts Hilbert-Huang transform (HHT). A correction unit corrects an input depth map corresponding to the... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130058566 - Information processor, information processing method, and program: An information processor includes a detection unit detecting a photographic subject region of an image, a characteristic amount generation unit generating a characteristic amount including at least positional information of the photographic subject region for each of the detected photographic subject region, a combined characteristic amount generation unit generating a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130058567 - Multiscale modulus filter bank and applications to pattern detection, clustering, classification and registration: A digital filter bank having a number J≧1 of stages is disclosed. For each integer j such that 1≦j≦J, the j-th stage includes a plurality of filtering units (20, 21) each receiving an input signal of the j-th stage. These filtering units include a low-pass filtering unit (20) using real... Agent: Ecole Polytechnique
20130058568 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: Provided is an image processing apparatus including an extraction unit that extracts representative colors from a target image, a color difference calculation unit that calculates a color difference between the representative color and a pixel of interest of the target image, a change unit that changes a brightness component of... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130058569 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes a feature point extraction unit that extracts feature points which are pixels located at the corner of a region within an image and directions indicating a positional relationship of the feature points in the region, a selection unit that selects the feature point and a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130058571 - Image file compression system and method: A system and method for image file compression method are provided. The method for compressing an image file, to which data corresponding to a plurality of different color channels for each pixel are assigned, includes reconstructing the image file so that pieces of data corresponding to the same color channel... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130058570 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing image processing program: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a receiving unit that receives a point sequence image, a point-plane conversion unit that performs a point-plane conversion processing for the image received by the receiving unit, plural lossy encoding units that perform a lossy encoding processing for the point-plane conversion image by... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130058572 - Image resolution enhancing device and method for display panel: An image resolution enhancing device and method for a display panel are provided. The image resolution enhancing method includes the following steps. Enlarge the image resolution of a first image to obtain a second image. Shrink the image resolution of the second image to obtain a third image. Implement a... Agent: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
20130058573 - Signal processing apparatus and still image generation method: A signal processing apparatus includes a first image memory that stores input moving images, a noise reduction section that outputs noise-free images, an image switching section that selects and outputs one image of the input moving image and the output of the first image memory, and a freeze control section... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.
20130058574 - Method for segmenting images, computer program, and corresponding computer system: An image segmenting method includes: reading (202) an image, determining (232) a solution to the problem of maximum flow in a graph including, on the one hand, as vertices, a source, a sink and image points, with each point being assigned a capacity, called a through-capacity, assigning (234), on the... Agent: Universite Paris 13
20130058575 - Text detection using image regions: A method includes receiving an indication of a set of image regions identified in image data. The method further includes, selecting image regions from the set of image regions for text extraction at least partially based on image region stability.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130058576 - Image processor: An image processor includes a storing unit, an image determining unit, and an output unit. The storing unit stores a selecting condition. The image determining unit determines whether the image corresponding to the set of the image data satisfies the selecting condition. The output unit outputs an image list including... Agent:
20130058577 - Event classification method for related digital images: A method for determining an event classification for a set of related digital images, comprising: receiving a set of related digital images; detecting one or more man-made light emitting sources within at least one of the digital images; using a data processor to automatically determine an event classification responsive to... Agent:
20130058579 - Image information processing apparatus: An image information processing apparatus comprising: an extraction unit that extracts an object from a photographed image; a calculation unit that calculates an orientation of the object as exhibited in the image; and a provision unit that provides a tag to the image according to the orientation of the object.... Agent:
20130058578 - Systems and methods for analyzing facial expressions, identifying intent and transforming images through review of facial expressions: Methods of analyzing a plurality of facial expressions are disclosed that include: identifying a subject person, utilizing the subject person to create an image of a known target, removing at least one distracter expression from the target image to form a revised target image, and reviewing the revised target image... Agent:
20130058580 - Image processing apparatus and method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes a modification processing unit configured to modify an input image by distributing a value of each of pixels in the input image over a two-dimensional distribution area having a randomly different size and direction in accordance with modification characteristic information for distributing each pixel over... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130058581 - Microscopic vision measurement method based on adaptive positioning of camera coordinate frame: The present disclosure provides a microscopic vision measurement method based on the adaptive positioning of the camera coordinate frame which includes: calibrating parameters of a microscopic stereo vision measurement model (201); acquiring pairs of synchronical images and transmitting the acquired images to a computer through an image acquisition card (202);... Agent: Beihang University
20130058582 - Edge based template matching: A system for image processing includes determining edge pixels of a model image using an edge based technique, and an angular orientation for each of the edge pixels of the model image. The system determines a lower spatial resolution model image based upon the model image and determining respective angular... Agent:
20130058583 - Event classification method using light source detection: A method for determining an event classification for digital images, comprising: receiving one or more digital images; detecting one or more man-made light emitting sources within the one or more digital images; using a data processor to automatically determine an event classification responsive to analyzing a spatial arrangement of the... Agent:
20130058585 - Apparatus for encoding and decoding image by skip encoding and method for same: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for encoding and decoding an image by skip encoding. The image-encoding method by skip encoding, which performs intra-prediction, comprises: performing a filtering operation on the signal which is reconstructed prior to an encoding object signal in an encoding object image; using... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Instit
20130058584 - Image encoding and decoding for multi-viewpoint images: An image encoding method includes determining corresponding points on an encoding target image, which correspond to pixels on a reference image, based on distance from a camera of the reference image to an object, and positional relationship between cameras; computing a parallax vector from each pixel position to the corresponding... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
20130058586 - Optimization of image encoding using perceptual weighting: A method, system and computer program product for optimal encoding for an image defined by image data. The quantization table, run-length coding and Huffman codebook are selected to minimize a Lagrangian cost function, wherein the minimization includes iteratively determining the optimal run-size pairs and in-category indices for minimizing a rate-distortion... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20130058589 - Method and apparatus for transforming a non-linear lens-distorted image: A method and apparatus for image processing a lens-distorted image (e.g., a fisheye image) is provided. The method includes partitioning coordinate points in a selected output image into tiles. The output image is an undistorted rendition of a subset of the lens-distorted image. Coordinate points on a border of the... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20130058587 - Motion deblurring for text images: Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for motion deblurring in text images are disclosed. In one embodiment, a threshold-based text prediction for a blurred image is generated. A point spread function for the blurred image is estimated. A result of the threshold-based text prediction function is deconvolved based on the... Agent:
20130058588 - Motion deblurring using image upsampling: Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for motion deblurring are disclosed. In one embodiment, an estimate of a latent image of a blurred image at a current scale from an estimate of a latent image at a previous coarse scale is generated using an upsampling super-resolution function, and a blur... Agent:
20130058590 - Detecting image detail level: One aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be implemented in a method for detecting a detail level of an image including receiving an original image, transforming the original image to generate one or more blurred images, deriving image differences corresponding to ranges of detail frequency of... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130058591 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: In the conventional method, the burden of the processing is very heavy because tracking of light beams is performed and an erroneous estimation of a shape causes a factor to deteriorate image quality. An image processing apparatus that generates composite image data using multi-viewpoint image data obtained by capturing images... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130058592 - Method and device for classifying a light object located ahead of a vehicle: A method for classifying a light object located ahead of a vehicle, the method including a determination of a brightness curve assigned to the light object via at least two images which depict the light object at different times and a combination of the brightness curve with a characteristic brightness... Agent:
20130058593 - System and method for calibrating display overscan using a mobile device: A method is provided in one example and includes displaying a calibration area surrounded by a background on a display; analyzing an image of the calibration area to determine if the background is detectable in the image; adjusting the calibration area until at least a portion of the background is... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.Previous industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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