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12/26/2013 > 78 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20130343599 - Detection method of invisible mark on playing card: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a mark that is invisible in the visible light region. Here, the invisible mark is displayed on a card using a characteristic according to which the color of light is changed by means of a refractive index difference according to media... Agent:

20130343598 - Systems and methods for associating electronic content: Systems and methods are provided for identifying and recommending electronic content to consumers. In accordance with an implementation, one or more elements of electronic content are associated to generate video graph data. In an exemplary method, information associated with first and second elements of video content is obtained and decomposed... Agent: Aol Inc.

20130343597 - Systems and methods for identifying electronic content using video graphs: Systems and methods are provided for identifying and recommending electronic content to consumers. In accordance with an implementation, one or more elements of electronic content are identified based on video graph data. In an exemplary method, information associated with a first element of video content is received, and corresponding video... Agent: Aol Inc.

20130343602 - Apparatus and methods for use in flash detection: The present embodiments provide methods, systems and apparatuses that detect, classify and locate flash events. In some implementations, some of the methods detect a flash event, trigger an imaging system in response to detecting the flash event to capture an image of an area that includes the flash event, and... Agent: General Atomics

20130343609 - Document unbending and recoloring systems and methods: According to one aspect, a system for processing a document image is disclosed. In an exemplary embodiment, the system includes an edge-detection unit configured to identify an edge of a document from a document image. The system also includes a keystone-correction unit and a flattening unit. The keystone-correction unit is... Agent: Polyvision Corporation

20130343611 - Gestural interaction identification: A method of identifying gestural interaction comprises detecting a user with an imaging device, detecting with the imaging device the depth value at the centroid of the user with respect to the imaging device, detecting with the imaging device the closest distance of the user with respect to the imaging... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20130343601 - Gesture based human interfaces: A method for implementing gesture based human interfaces includes segmenting data generated by an IR camera of an active area and detecting objects in an active area. The objects are distinguished as either island objects or peninsula objects and a human hand is identified from among the peninsula objects. The... Agent:

20130343608 - Information device: An information system for a motor vehicle includes a translation aid incorporated in a navigation system. The translation aid can transform a text of a first script system into a second script system. A motor vehicle with such an information system and a method for using such information system are... Agent:

20130343603 - Method and system for detecting motion capable of removing shadow by heat: A method and system for detecting a motion of a target object in a thermal image by removing a shadow by heat of the target object from the thermal image. The motion detecting system includes: a learning unit obtaining at least one of size and brightness of a shadow by... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20130343607 - Method for touchless control of a device: A system and method for computer vision based control of a device may include using a virtual line passing through an area of a user's eyes and through a user's hand (or any object controlled by the user) to a display of the device, to control the device.... Agent:

20130343600 - Self learning face recognition using depth based tracking for database generation and update: Face recognition training database generation technique embodiments are presented that generally involve collecting characterizations of a person's face that are captured over time and as the person moves through an environment, to create a training database of facial characterizations for that person. As the facial characterizations are captured over time,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20130343606 - Systems and methods for tracking human hands by performing parts based template matching using images from multiple viewpoints: Systems and methods for tracking human hands by performing parts based template matching using images captured from multiple viewpoints are described. One embodiment of the invention includes a processor, a reference camera, an alternate view camera, and memory containing: a hand tracking application; and a plurality of edge feature templates... Agent: Imimtek, Inc.

20130343610 - Systems and methods for tracking human hands by performing parts based template matching using images from multiple viewpoints: Systems and methods for tracking human hands by performing parts based template matching using images captured from multiple viewpoints are described. One embodiment includes a processor, a reference camera, an alternate view camera, and memory containing: a hand tracking application; and a plurality of edge feature templates that are rotated... Agent:

20130343605 - Systems and methods for tracking human hands using parts based template matching: Systems and methods for tracking human hands using parts based template matching are described. One embodiment of the invention includes a processor, a reference camera and memory containing: a hand tracking application; and a finger template including an edge features template. In addition, the hand tracking application configures the processor... Agent:

20130343604 - Video processing apparatus and video processing method: A video processing apparatus tracks an object in a video and performs detection processing for detecting that an object in the video is a specific object such that a number of times the detection processing is performed within a predetermined period on a tracking object not detected to be the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343613 - Camera-based method for determining distance in the case of a vehicle at standstill: Methods for distance determination, as are used, for example, in parking assistance systems are described. In a vehicle at standstill, the method involves detecting a first predefined event that occurs in connection with a pitching motion of the vehicle, and based on the detection of the first event, activating the... Agent:

20130343612 - Identifying an area of interest in imagery: Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for identifying an area of interest comprising a desired object in imagery (e.g., so an image comprising the desired object may be altered in some manner). A determination can be made as to whether a capture event occurs within... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20130343614 - Continuous cardiac pulse rate estimation from multi-channel source video data: What is disclosed is a computationally efficient system and method for estimating a subject's cardiac pulse rate from multi-channel source video data. In one embodiment, A time-series signal is continuously processed by repeatedly: (1) conditioning the estimated source signal obtained on a previous iteration to produce a next reference signal;... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130343615 - Identifying a style of clothing based on an ascertained feature: Examples disclose a method executed on a computing device to locate a clothing region within an image to segment into a region of related clothing. Further, the examples provide detecting a feature of the related clothing. Additionally, the examples also disclose determining a style of the related clothing in the... Agent:

20130343616 - Biometrics based methods and systems for user authentication: Disclosed are computer-implemented methods and systems for authentication of users through capturing and analyzing biometrics data such as keystroke dynamics. Once the keystroke dynamics is acquired, a corresponding feature vector related is calculated by calculating multiple sub-feature values using various algorithms such as normalization, relations between keystroke dynamics events, relations... Agent: Neurologix Security Inc.

20130343617 - Method of host-directed illumination and system for conducting host-directed illumination: A method of host-directed illumination for verifying the validity of biometric data of a user is provided that includes capturing biometric data from a user with an authentication device during authentication and directing illumination of the biometric data from a host authentication system during the capturing operation. Moreover, the method... Agent:

20130343618 - Searching for events by attendants: A system, computer-implemented method and non-transitory computer-readable medium for automatically searching for images from events is provided. One or more personal identity tags are provided, wherein the personal identity tags relate to identification information for one or more individuals. Next, at least one event group is identified, wherein the event... Agent: Google Inc.

20130343619 - Density estimation and/or manifold learning: Density estimation and/or manifold learning are described, for example, for computer vision, medical image analysis, text document clustering. In various embodiments a density forest is trained using unlabeled data to estimate the data distribution. In embodiments the density forest comprises a plurality of random decision trees each accumulating portions of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20130343620 - Drug solution inspection device and drug solution inspection method: A drug solution inspection device includes a jig that mounts thereon a syringe containing a drug solution, an imaging unit that captures an image of the syringe mounted on the jig, an exposure unit that performs exposure on the syringe mounted on the jig, and a first control unit that... Agent:

20130343621 - Industrial diagnostic image change highlighter: Systems and methods are disclosed which enable more accurate examination of industrial diagnostic images, for example x-ray, ultrasound and terahertz camera images. The systems and methods highlight anomalies that have changed between the collection times of two or more diagnostic images, and can also provide objective scoring of the degree... Agent:

20130343630 - Method and system for automatic interpretation of computer tomography scan data: Disclosed is a method for interpreting image data that represents variations in density of matter inside a subject. A data processing system receives image data from a scan of a subject. The data processing system automatically discerns one or more bones, one or more arteries, and one or more organs... Agent:

20130343626 - Method and system of automated detection of lesions in medical images: The invention provides a system and method for processing medical images. Input medical images are normalized first, utilizing pixel intensities of control point tissues, including subcutaneous fat. Clustered density map and malignance probability map are generated from a normalized image and further analyzed to identity regions of common internal characteristics,... Agent: The Medipattern Corporation

20130343628 - Methods and devices for labeling and/or matching: Devices, such as computer readable media, and methods, such as automated methods, for labeling and/or matching. Some of the devices and methods are particularly useful for anatomical labeling of human airway trees. Some of the devices and methods are particularly useful for matching branch-points of human airway trees from represented... Agent:

20130343624 - Methods and systems for performing model-based iterative reconstruction: A method for reconstructing image component densities of an object includes acquiring multi-spectral x-ray tomographic data, performing a material decomposition of the multi-spectral x-ray tomographic data to generate a plurality of material sinograms, and reconstructing a plurality of material component density images by iteratively optimizing a functional that includes a... Agent: General Electric Company

20130343623 - Methods and systems for reducing noise- related imaging artifacts: A method for reducing noise in a medical diagnostic image includes acquiring an initial three-dimensional (3D) volume of projection data, generating a projection space noise estimate using the 3D volume of projection data, generating an initial 3D volume of image data using the 3D volume of projection data, generating an... Agent: General Electric Company

20130343629 - Reconstruction of dynamic multi-dimensional image data: Disclosed is a method of reconstructing a multi-dimensional data set representing a dynamic sample at a series of reconstruction instants. The multi-dimensional data set comprises a static component and a dynamic component. The method comprises acquiring a plurality of projection images of the dynamic sample; reconstructing a static component of... Agent: The Australian National University

20130343627 - Suppression of reverberations and/or clutter in ultrasonic imaging systems: There is provided a method for reverberation and/or clutter suppression in ultrasonic imaging, comprising: computing similarity measures between voxels within a cine-loop or subset of the cine-loop, to assess their spatial and/or temporal self-similarity; for at least one of: (i) each voxel; (ii) each group of adjacent voxels within the... Agent: Crystalview Medical Imaging Limited

20130343622 - System and method for generating image window view settings: A method for generating an image of an obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) volume dataset of an object of interest, automatically analyzing the 3D volume dataset to generate a window level setting, automatically generating a window width setting based on the window level setting, and automatically displaying an image of the... Agent: General Electric Company

20130343625 - System and method for model consistency constrained medical image reconstruction: A method for reconstructing an image of a subject with a medical imaging system, such as a magnetic resonance imaging system, is provided. Medical image data is acquired from the subject with the medical imaging system, and one or more images of the subject are reconstructed from the medical image... Agent:

20130343631 - Medical imaging device for providing an image representation supporting in positioning an intervention device: A medical imaging device and a method for providing an image representation supporting positioning of an intervention device such as a wire tip (4) in a region of interest during an intervention is proposed. Therein, the following process steps are to be performed: (S1) acquiring a pre-live anatomy image (1)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20130343632 - Defect inspection method and apparatus: A pattern inspection apparatus is provided to compare images of regions, corresponding to each other, of patterns that are formed so as to be identical and judge that non-coincident portions in the images are defects. The pattern inspection apparatus is equipped with an image comparing section which plots individual pixels... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20130343633 - Bearing, lubricant distribution acquisition device and lubricant distribution acquisition method: A bearing (X) inside which a lubricant is able to be sealed is provided with: a rotary motion body (X2) that moves when a rotation drive force is applied; and a rotation angle indicator (X6) that is provided on the rotary motion body (X2) and that is moved, in conjunction... Agent:

20130343634 - Contemporaneously reconstructing images captured of a scene illuminated with unstructured and structured illumination sources: What is disclosed is system and method for contemporaneously reconstructing images of a scene illuminated with unstructured and structured illumination sources. In one embodiment, the system comprises capturing a first 2D image containing energy reflected from a scene being illuminated by a structured illumination source and a second 2D image... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130343636 - Image processing apparatus, control method of the same and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: An image processing apparatus for generating an image of an arbitrary viewpoint using a plurality of input images obtains image information of a projection position at which a point along a first straight line passing through the arbitrary viewpoint and a pixel position on the image of the arbitrary viewpoint... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343635 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image moving unit that moves viewpoint images according to an instruction from an outside, and changes a parallax amount among a plurality of viewpoint images, an image reading unit that reads the plurality of viewpoint images in units of lines or... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130343637 - Method for extracting information of interest from multi-dimensional, multi-parametric and/or multi-temporal datasets: Method of extraction of information of interest to multi-dimensional, multi-parametric and/or multi-temporal datasets related to a same object under observation through data fusion, in which a plurality of different data sets are provided concerning a single object, with the data related to various parameters and/or different time acquisition instants of... Agent: Universita' Degli Studi Di Genova

20130343638 - Pulling keys from color segmented images: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for pulling keys from color segmented images. Data indicative of a two dimensional image is stored in a data storage device, the two dimensional image comprising a plurality of pixels. A plurality of color segmented frames are generated based on... Agent: Deluxe 3d LLC

20130343639 - Automatically morphing and modifying handwritten text: An automatic handwriting morphing and modification system and method for digitally altering the handwriting of a user while maintaining the overall appearance and style of the user's handwriting. Embodiments of the system and method do not substitute or replace characters or words but instead morph and modify the user's handwritten... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20130343640 - Vision-guided robots and methods of training them: Via intuitive interactions with a user, robots may be trained to perform tasks such as visually detecting and identifying physical objects and/or manipulating objects. In some embodiments, training is facilitated by the robot's simulation of task-execution using augmented-reality techniques.... Agent: Rethink Robotics, Inc.

20130343641 - System and method for labelling aerial images: A system and method for labelling aerial images. A neural network generates predicted map data. The parameters of the neural network are trained by optimizing an objective function which compensates for noise in the map images. The function compensates both omission noise and registration noise.... Agent:

20130343643 - Detecting facial similarity based on human perception of facial similarity: Similar faces may be determined within images based on human perception of facial similarity. The user may provide an image including a query face to which the user wishes to find faces that are similar. Similar faces may be determined based on similarity information. Similarity information may be generated from... Agent: Aol Inc.

20130343642 - Machine-learnt person re-identification: Automated person re-identification may be assisted by consideration of attributes of the person in a joint classification with matching of the person. By both solving for similarities in a plurality of attributes and identities, discriminative interactions may be captured. Automated person re-identification may be assisted by consideration of a semantic... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20130343645 - Color matrix code: When an imaging device receives an image file that includes a color barcode, a processor of the imaging device and/or a remote processor may decode the barcode by identifying informational elements and calibration elements in the barcode. When the calibration elements are detected, one or more color model parameters are... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130343644 - Method and system for gray content detection in output documents for billing determinations: A method and system implementing the method for color pixel counting in images by determining color pixels that, upon marking, appear as visibly color or gray to the human eye by applying a 2-dimensional filter and a reverse color lookup process. An area color computation is performed on a window... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130343646 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus, which correctly extracts specular reflected light components of reflected light from an object, and accurately estimates a light source color, is provided. The image processing apparatus calculates a pixel value difference distribution by repeating, for respective pixels, to calculate pixel value differences between a pixel of... Agent:

20130343647 - Image processing device, image processing method, and control program: An image processing device that identifies a characteristic of a lip from a face image including a mouth of a person has a representative skin color determination unit that determines a representative color of a skin in the face image, a candidate color determination unit that sets a plurality of... Agent: Omron Corporation

20130343648 - Image processing device and image processing method: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a prediction section that generates a predicted value of a color difference component of a pixel of an image to be decoded by using a function of a value of a corresponding luminance component, a coefficient calculation section that calculates a coefficient of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130343649 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method: In order to solve the problem that the resolution of a back-scattered electron image without a contrast difference between materials with close atomic numbers is low, an image processing apparatus that performs an image process on a back-scattered electron image as an input image includes: a material peak detection unit... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20130343651 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: a processor coupled to a memory, configured to: perform an analysis of resolution in at least two directions of an image which is taken from a subject having a radial pattern, and determine filter data containing an adjusted weight coefficient which is obtained by adjusting... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20130343650 - Image processor, image processing method, and program: Disclosed herein is an image processor, including: a detecting portion detecting a composition of an input image; a first generating portion generating first information in accordance with an intensity of image processing based on the composition detected by the detecting portion is controlled; a second generating portion detecting a flat... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130343652 - Character string extraction method and character string extraction device: In a character string extraction method, a character portion, a rim portion, a character frame, and a character string frame are set, a feature value of each image in the character portion and the rim portion is calculated for each character frame, a character string frame evaluation value is calculated... Agent: Glory Ltd.

20130343653 - Pattern identifying apparatus: The present invention enables a pattern identifying apparatus that calculates a feature amount and identifies a predetermined pattern, such as a face, based on the calculated feature amount to perform processing for reading a large volume of data at a high speed. To achieve this, a coprime relationship is established... Agent:

20130343654 - Generating a binary descriptor representing an image patch: Embodiments described herein provide a system and method for generating a binary descriptor representing an image patch (200). The method includes determining a first specified number of features within an image patch (200), performing mean intensity difference tests for the first specified number of features, and generating a binary string... Agent:

20130343655 - Apparatus and method extracting feature information of a source image: Provided is an apparatus and method for extracting feature information of an image using a scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT) algorithm. The apparatus may include a first interface configured to generate one or more tile images from a first source image stored in a particular memory, such as a high-capacity short-term... Agent:

20130343656 - Image creating device, image creating method and recording medium: Disclosed is an image creating device including a first obtaining unit which obtains an image including a face, a first extraction unit which extracts a face component image relating to main components of the face in the image and a direction of the face, a second obtaining unit which obtains... Agent:

20130343657 - 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.

20130343658 - System and method for identifying regular geometric structures in document pages: A system and method for identifying regular geometric structures in a document page are disclosed. In the method, for a document page for which a set of page elements have been identified, the method includes identifying, where present, geometric relations among a subset of the page elements, from a predefined... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130343659 - Electronic device, electronic device control method, and computer-readable recording medium having stored thereon electronic device control program: An electronic device includes: a storage unit that stores therein a plurality of images in which a first subject is imaged, and a plurality of images in which a second subject which is different from the first subject is imaged, and stores therein supplementary information about the first subject and... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20130343660 - Pixel data compression device: A pixel data compression device is provided. The device includes: a first judgment unit for comparing a number of bits of a value of first pixel data and a number of bits of a value of second pixel data with a number of reference bits; a format determination unit for... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20130343661 - System and method for image storage and analysis: An image storage and retrieval system is provided with means for matching and retrieving images based on image content, rather than image file names. In one embodiment, an image storing tool is configured to store an image in a relational database table. The image storing tool converts a compressed image... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20130343664 - Image coding apparatus, method for coding image, program therefor, image decoding apparatus, method for decoding image, and program therefor: An image coding method for dividing an input image into a plurality of divisional blocks having different sizes, and coding the image for each of the divisional blocks includes acquiring attribute information of a target block, setting a control parameter for controlling an image quality of the target block, determining... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343665 - Image coding apparatus, method for coding image, program therefor, image decoding apparatus, method for decoding image, and program therefor: An image processing apparatus includes a division unit configured to divide an input image into a plurality of subblocks subjected to quantization control a subblock quantization parameter calculation unit configured to calculate a quantization parameter of each of the subblocks, a basic block quantization parameter calculation unit configured to set... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130343666 - Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, and image coding and decoding apparatus: The image coding method is used to code images to generate a coded stream. The image coding method includes: writing, into a sequence parameter set in the coded stream to be generated, a first parameter representing a first bit-depth that is a bit-depth of a reconstructed sample in the images;... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20130343663 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The present technique relates to an image processing apparatus and an image processing method which allow the encoding efficiency to be improved. The image processing apparatus includes: a determination unit which determines whether neighboring motion information is available or unavailable, the neighboring motion information being motion information of a neighboring... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130343662 - Moving picture encoding apparatus, moving picture encoding method, and moving picture encoding program, and moving picture decoding apparatus, moving picture decoding method, and moving picture decoding program: A prediction mode selection unit selects, before a pixel subject to encoding is encoded, a prediction mode used to encode the pixel subject to encoding, using a local decoded value of a pixel on a line preceding a line including the pixel subject to encoding by at least 1 line... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation

20130343667 - Image coding apparatus and image coding method: When performing pipeline processes by a prediction method determination unit, prediction coding unit, and entropy coding unit, the size of a block of an integer conversion unit (transform unit: TU) is set smaller than the size of a CU (Coding Unit). A generated code amount is fed back to the... Agent:

20130343668 - Low delay low complexity lossless compression system: A method for compressing data is disclosed. The method may include receiving data from one or more data sources. The method may also include selectively classifying the data into one or more data streams, the one or more data streams including at least PCM-encoded data and image data. The method... Agent:

20130343669 - Blur-kernel estimation from spectral irregularities: A method for deriving a blur kernel from a blurred image is provided herein. The method may include the following steps: obtaining a blurred image B, being a product of a blur kernel k applied to an original image I; calculating fθ(x)=Rd*Pθ(B)(x) for every angle θ, wherein R denotes an... Agent:

20130343670 - Method for converting input image data into output image data, image conversion unit for converting input image data into output image data, image processing apparatus, display device: In a method and device for improving image rendition by contrast and/or sharpness enhancement the sharpness enhancement is made dependent on the local average luminance value. A mix is made of spatially enhanced image signals is used, wherein for various signal differing spatial frequencies are boosted. The mixing factors for... Agent: Tp Vision Holding B.v.

20130343671 - Method for minimizing scintillation in dynamic images: A method for reducing scintillation in an image of a scene includes receiving an input sequence of images of the scene and grouping a first plurality of images of the sequence of images into a first subset of images comprising a first number of images that occur in sequence within... Agent: Drs Rsta, Inc.

20130343672 - Method and apparatus for iterative reconstruction: A method is provided for reconstructing an image of an object that includes image elements. The method includes accessing measurement data associated with the image elements, introducing an auxiliary variable to transform an original problem of reconstructing the image to a constrained optimization problem, and solving the constrained optimization problem... Agent: General Electric Company

20130343673 - Method and apparatus for iterative reconstruction: A method is provided for iteratively reconstructing an image of an object. The method includes accessing measurement data associated with the image, and using a simultaneous algorithm to reconstruct the image. Using the simultaneous algorithm to reconstruct the image includes determining a scaling factor that is voxel-dependent, and applying the... Agent:

20130343674 - System and method for scaling digital images: Methods, computer devices, and computer readable media containing instructions for executing such methods are provided for the modification of digital images having a plurality of visual elements.... Agent: Rational Intellectual Holdings Limited

  
12/19/2013 > 83 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20130336521 - Steganographic encoding and decoding: This patent document relates generally to steganography and digital watermarking. One claim recites a method comprising: receiving data representing image or video, in which the data comprises first data corresponding to first color data, second data corresponding to second color data and third data corresponding to third color data, the... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20130336522 - Steganographic encoding and decoding: This patent document relates generally to steganography and digital watermarking. One claim recites, in a watermark encoder, a method of encoding auxiliary information in an image or video comprising: using a programmed electronic processor, computing a change in an attribute of an image or video sample to encode auxiliary information... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20130336520 - System and method for displaying contextual supplemental content based on image content: An image-based content item is analyzed to determine one or more interests of a viewer of the content item. The analysis may include performing image analysis on the content item to determine geographic information that is relevant to an image of the content item. The one or more interests may... Agent: Google Inc.

20130336519 - Willpower watch (tm) -- a wearable food consumption monitor: This invention is a wearable, automatic, and tamper-resistant device and method for monitoring and measuring food consumption and caloric intake. It can help people to manage their energy balance and weight. It can be embodied as: (a) one or more automatic-imaging members that are worn on a person from which... Agent:

20130336530 - Data capture and identification system and process: An identification method and process for objects from digitally captured images thereof that uses data characteristics to identify an object from a plurality of objects in a database. The data is broken down into parameters such as a Shape Comparison, Grayscale Comparison, Wavelet Comparison, and Color Cube Comparison with object... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20130336524 - Dynamic hand gesture recognition using depth data: The subject disclosure is directed towards a technology by which dynamic hand gestures are recognized by processing depth data, including in real-time. In an offline stage, a classifier is trained from feature values extracted from frames of depth data that are associated with intended hand gestures. In an online stage,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20130336527 - Facial image quality assessment: An example method includes capturing, by a camera of a mobile computing device, an image, determining whether the image includes a representation of at least a portion of a face, and, when the image includes the representation of at least the portion of the face, analyzing characteristics of the image.... Agent: Google Inc.

20130336532 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program product: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes: a detector configured to set a plurality of detection areas to a single piece of face image included in a video image that is based on input video data, with reference to a position of the face image to detect movements... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20130336528 - Method and apparatus for identifying input features for later recognition: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses to recognize actors during normal system operation. The method includes defining actor input such as hand gestures, executing and detecting input, and identifying salient features of the actor therein. A model is defined from salient features, and a data set of salient features and/or model... Agent: Atheer, Inc.

20130336529 - Method and apparatus for searching images: Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for searching images. An image is received and a first search path is defined for the image. The first search path may be a straight line, horizontal, and/or near the bottom of the image, and/or may begin at one edge and move toward the other.... Agent: Atheer, Inc.

20130336536 - Method and system for detecting a stream of electromagnetic pulses, and device including such a detection system and intended for electromagnetically guiding ammunition toward a target: A method for detecting a stream of electromagnetic pulses emitted, according to a predefined occurrence law, in a scene observed using a detection system comprising a matrix detector and a processing unit for processing signals comprising the electromagnetic pulses. The method includes the following steps: acquiring and transmitting the signals... Agent: Thales

20130336526 - Method and system for wildfire detection using a visible range camera: Wildfires are detected by controlling image scanning within the viewing range of a video camera to generate digital images that are analyzed to detect gray colored regions, and then to determine whether a detected gray colored region is smooth. Further analysis to determine movement in a gray colored smooth region... Agent:

20130336534 - Multi-mode video event indexing: Multi-mode video event indexing includes determining a quality of object distinctiveness with respect to images from a video stream input. A high-quality analytic mode is selected from multiple modes and applied to video input images via a hardware device to determine object activity within the video input images if the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20130336535 - Multi-mode video event indexing: Multi-mode video event indexing includes determining a quality of object distinctiveness with respect to images from a video stream input. A high-quality analytic mode is selected from multiple modes and applied to video input images via a hardware device to determine object activity within the video input images if the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20130336523 - Normalized images for item listings: Disclosed in some examples is a method including receiving a selection of an outline template; displaying the outline template in an image preview screen of a digital image capture device; responsive to a capture of an image of the digital image capture device, cropping the image to an outline of... Agent: Ebay Inc.

20130336533 - Object information derived from object images: Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, PDA, or other image capturing device, submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest, and at least a portion of the resulting information is transmitted back locally to, or nearby, the device that captured... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20130336531 - Sequential event detection from video: Human behavior is determined by sequential event detection by constructing a temporal-event graph with vertices representing primitive images of images of a video stream, and also of idle states associated with the respective primitive images. A human activity event is determined as a function of a shortest distance path of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20130336525 - Spectral edge marking for steganography or watermarking: A system for detecting visibly hidden content on a print media (200) in which image content is printed with one or more normal printing process visible colorants (340), and which further includes embedded hidden data (220) printed with spectral edge markers (320). These spectral edge marker materials (320) have a... Agent:

20130336538 - Occupancy detection for managed lane enforcement based on localization and classification of windshield images: A system for detecting a vehicle occupancy violation includes an image capture module that acquires an image including a vehicle cabin from a camera positioned to view oncoming traffic. The system includes a violation determination device, which includes a feature extraction module that processes the image pixels for determining an... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130336537 - System and method for guiding a mobile device: A method, apparatus and system for guiding a number of mobile devices. An image of a portion of an environment around a mobile device in the number of mobile devices is received from a sensor system associated with the mobile device. A set of pixels in the image that meets... Agent: The Boeing Company

20130336539 - Position estimation device, position estimation method, and computer program product: According to an embodiment, a position estimation device includes first and second obtaining units, first and second calculators, and an estimating unit. The first obtaining unit is configured to obtain first data about a size and a position of an object in a first image. The second obtaining unit is... Agent:

20130336540 - Decomposition apparatus and method for refining composition of mixed pixels in remote sensing images: To achieve space correlation of pixel decomposition results and reduce noise problem caused by isolation, there is provided a decomposition apparatus and method for refining composition of mixed pixels in remote sensing images, including: a preprocessing step for temporarily determining the provability value of the composition ratio of the different... Agent:

20130336541 - Geological log data processing methods and apparatuses: A method of processing geological log data to construct missing information from destroyed or occluded parts using cues from observed data comprises the steps of: a. in respect of one or more data dimensions associated with missing values in a log data set, decomposing the signal into a plurality of... Agent:

20130336542 - Individual product identification system, individual product identification method, and device and program used by same: The present invention is an individual product identification method, comprising: previously storing epidermal pattern images in a predetermined scope with a predetermined location of a registered product taken as a reference; imaging the epidermal pattern in the predetermined scope with the predetermined location of the product, being a target of... Agent: Nec Corporation

20130336543 - Automated memory book creation: Embodiments of a system and method for automatic creation of a multimedia presentation or highlight collection from a collection of candidate contents are generally described herein. In some embodiments, each one of a plurality of videos or images in the candidate contents are automatically evaluated for quality, content, metadata, and... Agent:

20130336544 - Information processing apparatus and recording medium: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a first managing unit that manages specific person information, the specific person information being information regarding a specific person, a second managing unit that manages attention object information, the attention object information being information regarding an attention object candidate, a searching unit... Agent:

20130336546 - Biometric enclosure for a mobile device: An enclosure works in conjunction with a mobile device to capture biometric identifiers. The mobile device has a screen on a first side and a camera on a second side opposite the first side. The enclosure at least partially covers the mobile device on the first and second sides. The... Agent: Aoptix Technologies, Inc.

20130336545 - User interface for combined biometric mobile device: A mobile device is able to capture a plurality of different biometric identifiers of a subject. The mobile device displays a user interface on a screen of the device to guide the user in the capture of valid biometric identifiers. The user interface includes several different displays configured to guide... Agent: Aoptix Technologies, Inc.

20130336547 - Person identification using ocular biometrics with liveness detection: A method of assessing the identity of a person by one or more of: internal non-visible anatomical structure of an eye represented by the Oculomotor Plant Characteristics (OPC), brain performance represented by the Complex Eye Movement patterns (CEM), iris patterns, and periocular information. In some embodiments, a method of making... Agent:

20130336548 - Depth-photographing method of detecting human face or head: A depth-photographing method of detecting human face or head includes the steps of using the specific light to illuminate the target under an environmental light, receiving and detecting the reflected light from the target with the detector, generating first depth detecting information corresponding to the depth of the target, turning... Agent:

20130336549 - Data security system: A data security system comprises a host processor, and a plurality of remote computers. Each remote computer provides biometric authentication of a user prior to responding to the user request for data access. The remote computers are handheld when in operational mode. A sensor in the handheld computer captures a... Agent:

20130336553 - Detection of anatomical landmarks: A method includes accessing image data representing tissue and identifying one or more features of the tissue indicated by the image data. A model is selected for the tissue based on the one or more identified features. The image data is segmented and, using the model, one or more anatomical... Agent: Smith & Nephew, Inc.

20130336556 - Human pose estimation in visual computing: The present invention discloses a method of estimating human pose comprising: modeling a human body as a tree structure; optimizing said tree structure through importance proposal probabilities and part priorities; performing foreground detection to create image region observation; and performing image segmentation to provide image edge observations.... Agent:

20130336557 - Inflammatory eye disorders: Provided herein are methods of evaluating efficacy of a treatment in a subject having eye inflammation (e.g., a subject having dry eye syndrome) and selecting a subject for participation in a clinical study. Also provided are methods of treating a subject having eye inflammation (e.g., a subject having dry eye... Agent:

20130336555 - Injection amount measuring apparatus: An injection amount measuring apparatus for a syringe indicated with injection amount absolute value information is provided. The injection amount measuring apparatus includes an injection amount absolute value information extracting unit configured to extract the injection amount absolute value information; a control unit configured to analyze the extracted injection amount... Agent:

20130336554 - Methods and systems for identifying, marking, and inventorying large quantities of unique surgical instruments: An apparatus for automatically identifying a surgical instrument, the apparatus comprising a capture module, an attribute database, a comparison module, and an exporting module, the capture module comprising hardware operable to capture multiple attributes of the surgical instrument, the attribute database comprising multiple stored attributes of a plurality of reference... Agent: Prezio Health

20130336550 - Monitoring physical body changes via image sensor: Embodiments related to monitoring physical body changes over time are disclosed. One embodiment provides a computing device configured to receive a depth image representing an observed scene comprising a user and detect a representation of the user in the depth image. The computing device is further configured to determine an... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20130336552 - Region-selective fluoroscopic image compression: A method for displaying a sequence of fluoroscopic images of a subject defines, within the image area of a digital image receiver and in response to one or more viewer instructions, a region of interest and a background region that lies outside the defined region of interest. A succession of... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.

20130336551 - System and method for acquiring optoacoustic data and producing parametric maps thereof: A method is disclosed for generating sinograms by sampling a plurality of transducers acoustically coupled with the surface of a volume of tissue over a period of time after a light pulse at one wavelength, and after another light pulse at a different wavelength, and for processing those sinograms, reconstructing... Agent: Seno Medical Instruments, Inc.

20130336558 - Visualization for navigation guidance: The present invention relates to visualizing information of an object. In order to provide spatial information and in addition situation specific data to the user while ensuring an effective perceptibility, a method (110) is provided comprising the steps of: a) providing (112) pre-navigation data (114) spatial geometrical data (116) and... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20130336559 - Method and apparatus for multi-level eye registration: A method for performing multi-level eye registration comprising: obtaining a first initial reference eye image by a first diagnostic device and defining a reference coordinate system; obtaining a second eye image by a surgery device, said second eye image being obtained in a pre-surgery phase before the surgery has started;... Agent: Alcon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

20130336565 - 2d/3d image registration: The present invention relates to interactive registration of 2D images with 3D volume data, and in particular relates to the registration of two 2D images with 3D volume data. In order to provide 2D/3D registration with a facilitated workflow for the user, an example of a method is provided comprising... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20130336562 - Adaptively determined parameter values in iterative reconstruction method and system: The CT imaging system optimizes its image generation by adaptively changing parameters in an iterative reconstruction algorithm based upon certain information such as statistical information. The coefficients for the parameters include at least a first coefficient for a predetermined data fidelity process and a second coefficient for a predetermined regularization... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20130336561 - Concurrent update iterative reconstruction (ir) method and system: The CT imaging system optimizes its image generation by updating an image with the current application of a data fidelity update and a regularization update together in a single step in an iterative reconstruction algorithm. The iterative reconstruction algorithm includes the ordered subsets simultaneous algebraic reconstruction technique (OS SART) and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20130336563 - Medical diagnostic image change highlighter: Systems and methods are disclosed which enable more accurate examination of medical diagnostic images, for example x-ray, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. The systems and methods highlight anomalies that have changed between the collection times of two or more diagnostic images, and can also provide objective scoring of... Agent:

20130336560 - Motion artifact suppression in ultrasound diagnostic imaging: Motion artifacts are suppressed for motion imaging in medical diagnostic ultrasound. Spatial correlation is used to detect motion, including any lateral motion. Some aspect of clutter filtering may be set based on the amount of spatial correlation or detected motion. The shift for frequency mixing, wall filter cutoff frequency, and/or... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20130336564 - Mr segmentation using nuclear emission data in hybrid nuclear imaging/mr: When generating a magnetic resonance (MR) attenuation map (39), an MR image is segmented to identify a patient's body outline, soft tissue structures, and ambiguous structures comprising bone and/or air. To distinguish between bone and air in the ambiguous structures, a nuclear emission image (e.g., PET) of the same patient... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20130336566 - Method and apparatus for reconstructing image and medical image system employing the method: A method and apparatus for reconstructing an image and a medical image system are provided. An image reconstruction processing method may include acquiring an initial value with respect to a tomographic image of an object to be inspected, initializing an auxiliary variable, acquiring one or both of a weighted value... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130336568 - Apparatus, system, and method for image normalization using a gaussian residual of fit selection criteria: An apparatus and method for image normalization using a Gaussian residual of fit selection criteria. The method may include acquiring a two-dimensional image of a plurality of particles, where the plurality of particles comprises a plurality of calibration particles, and identifying a calibration particle by correlating a portion of the... Agent:

20130336567 - Internal focus reference beads for imaging cytometry: The invention generally relates to analytical and monitoring systems useful for analyzing and measuring cells and biological samples. More particularly, the invention provides systems and methods for internal calibration and focus reference for cytometry imaging.... Agent: Nexcelom Bioscience LLC

20130336569 - Recording media processing device, control method of a recording media processing device, and storage medium: The recognition rate is improved and recognition errors are suppressed when recognizing magnetic ink characters. A character recognition unit 80 calculates the difference between the reference waveform data of each character in a character set and the character waveform data of a read magnetic ink character 101, and defines the... Agent:

20130336570 - Recording media processing device, control method of a recording media processing device, and storage medium storing a program executed by a control unit that controls a recording media processing device: The recognition rate is improved when recognizing magnetic ink characters. The character recognition unit of a check reader scales and adjusts the waveform of the reference waveform data for each magnetic ink character referenced to a scaling point set in each character, recognizes the read magnetic ink character based on... Agent:

20130336572 - Focus monitoring method using asymmetry embedded imaging target: A method for monitoring mask focus includes measuring profile asymmetries in a target feature including sub-resolution assist features and deriving a focus response based on a known correlation between the profile and focus of a corresponding mask. A computer system in a lithographic process may adjust mask focus based on... Agent:

20130336571 - Mask pattern analysis apparatus and method for analyzing mask pattern: A pattern analysis method includes the steps of: grouping a plurality of polygons in a circuit layout into a plurality of polygon groups; locating a potential defect area of each polygon group according to an aerial image of the circuit layout; determining a representing point of the potential defect area... Agent: Nanya Technology Corporation

20130336573 - Apparatus and method for defect detection including patch-to-patch comparisons: A system receives, based on processing of an inspected frame of an inspected image generated by collecting signals indicative of a pattern on an article, at least one candidate defect location in the inspected frame. The system defines a candidate patch within the inspected frame. The candidate patch is associated... Agent: Applied Materials Israel Ltd.

20130336574 - Apparatus and methods for inspecting extreme ultra violet reticles: Disclosed are methods and apparatus for inspecting an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) reticle is disclosed. An optical inspection tool is used to obtain a phase defect map for the EUV reticle before a pattern is formed on the EUV reticle, and the phase defect map identifies a position of each phase... Agent:

20130336575 - System, method and computer program product for detection of defects within inspection images: An analysis system for detection of defects within an inspection image of an inspected object, the inspection image comprising a plurality of pixels, the system including: a computerized segmentation module configured to segmentize the inspection image based on multiple anchor locations and on a mask which defines multiple mask-segments, by... Agent: Applied Materials Israel Ltd.

20130336576 - Metallographic method for accurate measurement of pore sizes and distributions in metal castings: A quantitative metallographic method to measure pore sizes and pore distributions in cast aluminum components. An image of a location of interest in a cast component sample is first obtained using an image analyzer. Spacing criteria, such as a measure of the secondary dendrite arm spacing, may be used with... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20130336578 - Microstructure analysis method, program thereof, and microstructure analysis device: Porous body data 60 in which position information and type information are correlated is reference to take a curved surface solid including a parent virtual sphere and child virtual spheres as a virtual curved surface solid, and place multiple virtual curved surface solids so as to fill in space pixels... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.

20130336577 - Two-dimensional to stereoscopic conversion systems and methods: In one embodiment, a two-dimensional to stereoscopic conversion method, comprising: estimating a local motion region in a first image relative to one or more second images, the first and the one or more second images comprising two-dimensional images; generating a color model based on the local motion region; calculating a... Agent: Cyberlink Corp.

20130336579 - Methods for efficient classifier training for accurate object recognition in images and video: An object recognition system and method is provided which uses automated algorithmically determined negative training. Negative training with respect to a particular object classifier allows for more streamlined and efficient targeted negative training, enabling time and cost savings while simultaneously improving the accuracy of recognition based on the targeted negative... Agent: Vufind, Inc.

20130336580 - Weighted feature voting for classification using a graph lattice: A system and method classify a test image. At least one processor receives a data graph computed from the test image. Further, a graph lattice is received. The graph lattice includes a plurality of nodes, each including a subgraph, a weight and at least one mapping of the subgraph to... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20130336583 - Determining model parameters based on transforming a model of an object: Apparatus for determining model parameters, the apparatus comprising an object model transformer, a region comparator, and a model parameter determiner. The object model transformer is configured to receive an object model of a known object and to transform the object model based on a set of model parameters from a... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20130336582 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: There is provided with an image processing apparatus. A setting unit sets a parameter indicating a likelihood of being foreground or a likelihood of being background for each pixel of the input image. A selection unit selects a first cluster, wherein the first cluster has color information indicating a color... Agent:

20130336581 - Multi-cue object detection and analysis: Foreground objects of interest are distinguished from a background model by dividing a region of interest of a video data image into a grid array of individual cells that are each smaller than that a foreground object of interest. More particularly, image data of the foreground object of interest spans... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20130336584 - Image procesing apparatus and image compressing method: Provided is an image processing apparatus for compressing an image. The apparatus includes a compressing section configured to compress an image based on N representative colors to generate N-representative-color-based compression data and calculate an indicator for evaluating an image quality of the image compressed based on M representative colors during... Agent:

20130336585 - System and method of bilateral image filtering: A method includes generating a first principle bilateral filtered image component from a source image. The first principle bilateral filtered image component corresponds to a second pixel value of a set, the second pixel value greater than or equal to a first pixel value. The method includes selectively updating a... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20130336586 - Image processing apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes following units. The extraction unit extracts, from image data including a plurality of pixels, wavelength signal values of the plurality of pixels. The light attenuation amount calculation unit calculates a light attenuation amount based on a ratio of a wavelength signal... Agent:

20130336587 - Region growing apparatus and method using multi-core: A region growing apparatus using multi-core includes a plurality of cores, each core including an operation controller configured to perform an operation for region growing of a 2D pixel region or 3D pixel region and an inner memory configured to store a queue associated with a seed pixel as a... Agent:

20130336588 - Method for representing images using quantized embeddings of scale-invariant image features: Scale-invariant features are extracted from an image. The features are projected to a lower dimensional random projection matrix by multiplying the features by a matrix of random entries. The matrix of random projections is quantized to produce a matrix of quantization indices, which form a query vector for searching a... Agent:

20130336589 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program capable of improving the image quality of decoded images of images from multiple viewpoints. A warping unit 461 warps a picture of an image of a viewpoint #1 between the image of the viewpoint... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130336590 - Method and apparatus for generating a visual story board in real time: An embodiment includes a method and an apparatus for the generation of a visual story board in real time in an image-capturing device including a photo sensor and a buffer, wherein the method includes the consecutively performed steps: starting the recording of a video, receiving information on an image frame... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20130336591 - Intra prediction method of chrominance block using luminance sample, and apparatus using same: Disclosed are an intra prediction method of a chrominance block using a luminance sample and an apparatus using the same. An image decoding method comprises the steps of: calculating an intra prediction mode of a chrominance block on the basis of an LM mapping table when the chrominance block uses... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20130336592 - Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, and image coding and decoding apparatus: An image coding method includes: performing context arithmetic coding to consecutively code (i) first information indicating whether or not to perform sample adaptive offset (SAO) processing for a first region of an image and (ii) second information indicating whether or not to use, in the SAO processing for the first... Agent:

20130336593 - Image coding apparatus: In an image coding apparatus (1), a Hadamard transform unit (11) performs horizontal Hadamard transform on a picture of uncompressed image data (21). The sum total of absolute values of AC component values obtained by the Hadamard transform is calculated as a Hadamard value (23) of the picture. A scene... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20130336594 - Dynamic generation of a quantization matrix for compression of a digital object: Some aspects of the disclosure relate to a compression technique that can permit determining dynamically a satisfactory quantization matrix based at least on properties intrinsic to a digital object being compressed and a predetermined compression quality criterion, wherein the quantization matrix is associated with a specific space-domain-to-frequency-domain transforms. In one... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

20130336595 - Method, system and computer program product for optimization of data compression with iterative cost function: A method, system and computer software product for improving rate-distortion performance while remaining faithful to JPEG/MPEG syntax, involving joint optimization of Huffman tables, quantization step sizes and quantized coefficients of a JPEG/MPEG encoder. This involves finding the optimal coefficient indices in the form of (run, size) pairs. By employing an... Agent: Slipstream Data Inc.

20130336596 - Image processing device and method: For each pixel in an image (Din), a contrast correlation value (CT) is detected for peripheral areas centered around the pixel to be corrected (1), a contrast enhancement coefficient (Ken) is determined in accordance with the contrast correlation value (CT) (2), and in accordance with the enhancement coefficient (Ken), local... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20130336597 - Image stabilization apparatus, image stabilization method, and document: Image stabilization apparatus includes: layout marker detection unit that detects a layout marker from a photographed image; estimation marker position calculation unit that obtains a position of a PSF estimation marker; estimation marker size calculation unit that obtains a size of the PSF estimation marker; estimation marker reference image generating... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20130336598 - Effect control device, effect control method, and program: There is provided an effect control device including an effect control unit that controls an effect added to a target image based on information regarding a direction of a sound.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130336599 - Generating a combined image from multiple images: A determination is made for each of multiple regions in multiple images of how good that region is perceived as being. A base image is identified, and a combined image is generated from the multiple images by automatically replacing each region of the base image with a corresponding region of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20130336601 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus, includes: a processor coupled to a memory, configured to: detect corresponding relationships between lines of two or more pairs in a pair of images each having different local deformation, correct the local deformation of each of the pair of images, based on the corresponding relationships between... Agent:

20130336600 - Methods, systems, and media for swapping faces in images: Methods, systems, and media for swapping faces in images are provided. In some embodiments, a detected face and face data corresponding to an input image is received. A pose bin associated with the detected face is then identified based on the face data. Next, the detected face is aligned to... Agent:

  
12/12/2013 > 84 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20130329939 - Decoding a quilted image representation into a digital asset along with content control data: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for decoding a quilted image representation into a digital asset along with content control data. Portions of a digital asset (e.g., audio data, video data, geospatial data, etc.) along with content control data are encoded as series of graphical... Agent:

20130329941 - Efficient watermarking approaches of compressed media: Systems and methods are described for imperceptibly embedding information by identifying locations that can be imperceptibly modified, where the imperceptible modification by replacing original content using replacement content derived from elsewhere in the compressed bitstream to remove at least a portion of the original content, generating at least one piece... Agent: Verimatrix, Inc.

20130329938 - Encoding digital assets along with content control data as a quilted image representation: The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for encoding digital assets along with content control data as an image. Portions of a digital asset (e.g., audio data, video data, geospatial data, etc.) are encoded as series of graphical representations. One or more portions of the series... Agent:

20130329940 - Image processing apparatus, control method of image processing apparatus, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus of the present invention includes: an image quality corrector that performs, when image data of a ground surface image obtained by taking an image of a ground surface from the sky is input, an image quality correction process to bring image quality of a reference image,... Agent: Nec Corporation

20130329952 - Apparatus and method for processing asynchronous event information: An event information processing apparatus and method are provided that may process an asynchronous event. The event information processing apparatus may include a grouper which groups at least one item of event information generated at an identical time, a time information identifier which identifies basic time information associated with the... Agent:

20130329946 - Fast pose detector: Methods and apparatuses are presented for determining whether a gesture is being performed in a sequence of source images. In some embodiments, a method includes detecting a gesture in each of one or more reference images using one or more gesture models of a plurality of gesture models. The method... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20130329947 - Image capturing method for image recognition and system thereof: An image capturing method includes providing at least three image capturing devices arranged along a same direction and an image processor, the at least three image capturing devices capturing at least three first images, determining a target object in the at least three first images, activating a first pair of... Agent: Etron Technology, Inc.

20130329954 - Image processing apparatus and image processing system: An image processing apparatus, connected to an imaging part to capture an image of workpieces conveyed on a conveyer, includes an interface that receives a signal indicating a travel distance of the conveyer, an interface that communicates with a control device for controlling a moving machine disposed downstream of an... Agent: Omron Corporation

20130329949 - Image recognition apparatus and image recognition method: An image recognition apparatus includes a reception part that receives an image that has been read; a determination part that determines a registered object to correspond to an object included in the received image that has been read from among previously registered plural objects; a reflecting part that reflects colors... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20130329942 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and a computer-readable storage medium: An information processing apparatus detects the reference line pattern and the line patterns from the captured image, and establishes correspondence between the information on the line patterns stored in the pattern light projection unit and the line patterns detected from the captured image in accordance with the topological positional relationship... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130329951 - Method and apparatus for estimating a pose of a head for a person: A method of estimating a pose of a head for a person, includes estimating the pose of the head for the person based on a content, and generating a three-dimensional (3D) model of a face for the person. The method further includes generating pictorial structures of the face based on... Agent:

20130329950 - Method and system of tracking object: Provided is a method and system for tracking an object that may track a point into which an object is to move by combining the object in an image and position coordinates of the object acquired through a position tracking apparatus provided to the object and thereby displaying the position... Agent:

20130329957 - Method for detecting point of gaze and device for detecting point of gaze: A gaze point detection device 1 has four cameras 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, light sources 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, control circuits 4, 5, 6, and an image processor 7. The image processor 7 calculates vectors r, each of which is from a corneal reflection point to the center of a... Agent:

20130329956 - Method of improving the resolution of a moving object in a digital image sequence: The step of producing a high-resolution object description involves an iterative optimisation of a cost function (109) based upon a polygonal model of an edge of the moving object. The cost function is preferably also based upon a high resolution intensity description. The iterative optimisation of the cost function may... Agent: Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast- Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Tno

20130329959 - Object detection device: An object detection device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire information indicating a temperature distribution, a storage unit configured to store background information indicating a temperature distribution when no target object exists, a detection unit configured to detect existence or absence of a target object, and an update unit... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20130329953 - Optical non-contacting apparatus for shape and deformation measurement of vibrating objects using image analysis methodology: Apparatuses and methods related to measuring motion or deformations of vibrating objects are provided. A plurality of images of an object are acquired in synchronization with a plurality of determined times of interest during oscillation of the object. The plurality of images are compared to obtain one or more quantities... Agent:

20130329958 - Person tracking device, person tracking method, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing person tracking program: A person region information extraction unit (101) detects a person region where a person appearing in a video belongs, and generates person region information describing information of the person region. An accompanying person determination unit (102) identifies at least one accompanying person accompanying a tracking target person among persons included... Agent: Nec Corporation

20130329955 - Real-time face tracking with reference images: A method of tracking a face in a reference image stream using a digital image acquisition device includes acquiring a full resolution main image and an image stream of relatively low resolution reference images each including one or more face regions. One or more face regions are identified within two... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited

20130329945 - Self-adaptive image-based obstacle detection method: A self-adaptive image-based obstacle detection method comprises steps: capturing an original image; transforming the original image to an HSV color space, and retrieving a hue component (H) and a saturation component (S) of the HSV color space to form an HS-based image; dividing the HS-based image into image blocks; selecting... Agent:

20130329948 - Subject tracking device and subject tracking method: A subject tracking device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, detecting at least one subject candidate area in which it is probable that a tracking target subject appears on an image that is... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20130329943 - System and method for providing automotive purchase, insurance quote, and vehicle financing information using vehicle recognition: A system for providing vehicle information at an automobile point of purchase includes a user device having a camera or other image capturing device that is used to capture an image of an automobile. An application on or associated with the image capturing device can either transmit the image to... Agent:

20130329944 - Tracking aircraft in a taxi area: Tracking aircraft in a taxi area is described herein. One method includes receiving a video image of an aircraft while the aircraft is taxiing, determining a portion of the video image associated with the aircraft, determining a geographical track associated with the aircraft based, at least in part, on the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20130329960 - Method for determining a body parameter of a person: A method is described for determining a body parameter of a person outside a vehicle. The method may include capturing a first set of data of the person by a first data capturing device of the vehicle, the captured first set of data representative of a first body posture of... Agent:

20130329961 - Geometric pre-correction for automatic license plate recognition: A method for adjusting a license plate that is detected in a captured image includes automatically determining at least one set of correction parameters corresponding to a slant-oriented license plate. The method further includes receiving an input image representing a detected license plate. In response to receiving the input image,... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130329962 - Displacement detection device: A displacement detection device includes a light source, an image sensor and a processing unit. The light source is configured to illuminate a work surface. The image sensor is configured to capture reflected light from the work surface and to output an image frame. The processing unit is configured to... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.

20130329963 - Storage media for computing position of object using speckle pattern: A storage media provided by the present invention, has a non-transitory processing software for computing a position of an object in a distance measurement system, the execution of the processing software comprising: receiving a plurality of reference image information contained in an image with a speckle pattern, wherein the image... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.

20130329964 - Image-processing device and image-processing program: There are provided a face detection unit that detects a face of an animal in an image; a candidate area setting unit that sets an animal body candidate area for a body of the animal in the image based upon face detection results provided by the face detection unit; a... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20130329965 - Method and system for document authentication using krawtchouk decomposition of image patches for image comparison: A document authentication method employs Krawtchouk decomposition to analyze and compare document images. When printing an original document, the original document image is segmented into image patches, which preferably correspond to individual symbols of the document. Krawtchouk decomposition is applied to each image patch. The image patches are classified into... Agent: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

20130329967 - Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication method and computer program for biometric authentication: A biometric authentication device including: a biometric information acquiring unit which generates a plurality of partial images, each of the partial images capturing a portion of biometric information of a user different from each other; a correlation value calculation unit which calculates the correlation value between a portion of biometric... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20130329966 - Media preferences: An electronic media device may be controlled based on personalized media preferences of users experiencing content using the electronic media device. Users experiencing content using the electronic media device may be automatically identified and the electronic media device may be automatically controlled based on media preferences associated with the identified... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20130329970 - Image authentication apparatus, image processing system, control program for image authentication apparatus, computer-readable recording medium, and image authentication method: Disclosed is an image authentication apparatus that obtains registered images (R) by capturing images of people, and image-capturing conditions pertaining to the faces of the people in the registered images (R) registered in association with each other in a registered image database. The apparatus has a face-information data estimation unit... Agent: Omron Corporation

20130329971 - Method and device to speed up face recognition: Method to customize an application associated with a television experience based on the recognition of users located in front of a display and in the field of view of a camera, comprising the following steps:—an initialization step during which each user is enrolled in a database of a computer system... Agent: Nagravision S.a.

20130329968 - Preventing an unauthorized publication of a media object: Provided is a method of preventing an unauthorized publication of a media object. On receipt of a user request to prevent an unauthorized publication of a media object, a video link is established with the user. An image of the user is received from the video link and a determination... Agent:

20130329969 - Tagging data utilizing nearby device information: Data is automatically tagged utilizing information associated with nearby individuals, among other things. Location-based technology is leveraged to enable identification of individuals and associated devices within a distance of a data capture device. User information is acquired from proximate devices directly or indirectly before, during or after data recording. This... Agent:

20130329972 - Biomedical data analysis on heterogeneous platform: Methods and apparatus for biomedical data analysis to produce enhanced images of tubular structures are disclosed. A Gaussian convolution of an input image is used to calculate a Hessian matrix. An Eigen decomposition of the Hessian matrix produces eigenvectors and eigenvalues, which are sorted to determine bright tubular structure detection... Agent:

20130329975 - Equalizing smoothing for a scan comparison to database: A method for facilitating comparison of image data from a given medical imaging protocol with archive image data, includes obtaining subject image data from a scan of a subject using the medical imaging protocol, obtaining archive image data differing from the subject image data in a given variable, determining a... Agent:

20130329974 - Method for facilitating comparison of medical image data: A method for facilitating comparison of medical image data captured using first and second combinations of scanner and reconstruction protocol (‘systems’) includes using a modifier to modify image data of a first subject captured using a first system to reduce a difference from image data of a second subject captured... Agent:

20130329973 - Subvolume identification for prediction of treatment outcome: Physiological imaging-defined subvolumes of tissues/disease are identified to yield spatially-defined prognostic and/or predictive indicators and/or focal therapy targets within such tissues, in particular tumors, for evaluation over time, for example, prior to and after a therapy treatment. Medical image data is analyzed to delineate subvolumes of tissue based upon multiple... Agent:

20130329976 - System and method for packaged medicament inspection: A unit-dose medicament inspection system and method provide for the obtainment of an image of a receptacle after a corresponding filling operation in which a predetermined unit-dose medicament was to have been located in the receptacle. The image may be processed to extract image data that may be compared with... Agent:

20130329977 - Automatic reduction of interfering elements from an image stream of a moving organ: Apparatus and methods are described for imaging a portion of a body of a subject that undergoes a motion cycle. A plurality of image frames of the portion are acquired. The image frames are enhanced with respect to a first given feature of the image frames, by (a) image tracking... Agent: Sync-rx, Ltd.

20130329980 - Automatic projection of landmarks to generate additional correspondences in image registration: When registering multiple multidimensional images based on landmarks, the system improves the distribution and density of the points in correspondence across images, which are of crucial importance for the accuracy and reliability of the resulting registration transform. Projection of input corresponding point landmarks is performed in order to automatically generate... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20130329979 - Method of obtaining and analyzing data from an upright mri from the spinal region of a subject: A method of analyzing a spinal region of a subject. The method includes steps of obtaining a first sagittal image of the spinal region of the subject using an upright magnetic resonance imaging unit; identifying a first vertebral edge on a first side of a first disc in the first... Agent:

20130329978 - Multiple volume renderings in three-dimensional medical imaging: Clipping is provided for volume rendering in three-dimensional medical imaging. Rather than a single or even two clipping planes, an enclosed clipping volume isolates a region of interest. More than one volume rendering may be formed from the data of the clipping volume. The volume renderings from different directions, such... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20130329981 - Radiation imaging apparatus, radiation image processing apparatus, and image processing method: Provided is a technique to improve both the image quality of a radiation image and the operability of a radiation imaging apparatus. In the present invention, three or more unirradiated images are obtained before capturing a radiation image, and a temporal change in the amount of electric charges in each... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130329982 - Radiological simulation: A data processing apparatus, system and method for simulating radiological imaging of a physical object, comprising: an object model generator configured to generate a data model, wherein the data model comprises data representative of the orientation of the physical object with respect to a frame of reference and simulated composition... Agent: Masar Scientific Uk Limited

20130329983 - Recording media processing device, control method of a recording media processing device, and computer-readable recording medium: The character recognition unit 80 detects a first peak P1 in acquired signal waveform data, extracts character waveform data in the area of one magnetic ink character 101 in a MICR line 100 based on the position of the first peak P1, and acquires a recognition string by applying a... Agent:

20130329984 - Recording media processing device, control method of a recording media processing device, and storage medium: The recognition rate is improved and recognition errors are suppressed when recognizing magnetic ink characters. A character recognition unit calculates a total difference by calculating the total of the differences between the character waveform data and the reference waveform data for each magnetic ink character within the area of one... Agent:

20130329985 - Generating a three-dimensional image: Methods and systems for generating a three-dimensional image are provided. The method includes capturing an image and a depth map of a scene using an imaging device. The image includes a midpoint between a right side view and a left side view of the scene, and the depth map includes... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20130329988 - Complex-object detection using a cascade of classifiers: Complex-object detection using a cascade of classifiers for identifying complex-objects parts in an image in which successive classifiers process pixel patches on condition that respective discriminatory features sets of previous classifiers have been identified and selecting additional pixel patches from a query image by applying known positional relationships between an... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20130329986 - System and method for optimizing the number of conditioning data in multiple point statistics simulation: A computer system and a computer-implemented method for optimizing the number of conditioning data used in multiple point statistics simulation. The method includes inputting a training image representative of subsurface geological heterogeneity; and inputting an initial conservative number of conditioning data. The method further includes selecting a geometry of a... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20130329987 - Video segmentation method: A system and method implemented as a software tool for foreground segmentation of video sequences in real-time, which uses two Competing 1-class Support Vector Machines (C-1SVMs) operating to separately identify background and foreground. A globalized, weighted optimizer may resolve unknown or boundary conditions following convergence of the C-1SVMs. The objective... Agent: Genesis Group Inc.

20130329989 - Pattern conversion for interpolation: A method of processing a digital image having a predetermined color pattern, includes converting the predetermined color pattern of the digital image into a converted digital image having a different desired color pattern; and using algorithms adapted for use with the desired color pattern for processing the converted digital image.... Agent: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC

20130329991 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus uses an edge component of an input image in which a little low-frequency component of a dark part is retained as a luminance signal, synthesizes a large blurring component generated from the input image as a color component, and realizes a taste of natural watercolor paintings... Agent:

20130329990 - Systems, methods, and media for creating multiple layers from an image: A method for creating a plurality of layer images from an input image is provided. The method includes analyzing an input image for color content to detect at least one dominant color in the image and for shape recognition to detect at least one object in the image. The method... Agent:

20130329992 - Compression and decoding of single sensor color image data: A method is described to greatly improve the efficiency of and reduce the complexity of image compression when using single-sensor color imagers for video acquisition. The method in addition allows for this new image compression type to be compatible with existing video processing tools, improving the workflow for film and... Agent: Woodman Labs, Inc.

20130329993 - Automated color balance tools for editing images: Some embodiments provide a method of automatically color balancing an image. The method receives a selection of a user interface (UI) item to automatically color balance the image using a color balance tool that includes several color balance modes. In response to the selection, the method analyzes the image based... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130329994 - Color balance tools for editing images: Some embodiments provide a method for color balancing an image. The method receives a first selection of a first mode of a color balance tool that includes several different color balance modes. Each color balance mode is for applying color balance operations to the image. The method uses the first... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130330000 - Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium: According to an aspect of the invention, an image processing apparatus includes a generating unit, a calculating unit, a receiving unit, and a changing unit. The generating unit generates a plurality of histograms of images with respect to each color based on an input image. The calculating unit calculates a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20130329999 - Image processor, image processing method, image processing program, and chip circuit: An image processor includes: a first calculator configured to calculate similarity between a first region including a target pixel and a second region including a reference pixel and calculate a multiplication coefficient which increases as the similarity increases; a second calculator configured to calculate a random number; a sum-of-products arithmetic... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20130329998 - Method and system for auto-enhancing photographs with saturation adjustments: Some embodiments of the image editing and organizing application described herein provide an automatic enhancement process that includes vibrancy adjustment. The vibrancy adjustment increases the saturation of multiple pixels. The saturation of each pixel is determined by subtracting the lowest component value from the highest component value. The process determines... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130329997 - Method and system for auto-enhancing photographs with shadow lift adjustments: Some embodiments of the image editing and organizing application described herein provide an automatic enhancement process that includes a shadow lift adjustment. The process takes an input image and enhances the contrast of darker parts of the image. The process uses a structure histogram to determine an amount of shadow... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130329996 - Method and system for auto-enhancing photographs with tonal response curves: Some embodiments of the image editing and organizing application described herein provide a method of adjusting an image that includes a tonal response curve adjustment stage. In the tonal response curve adjustment stage, the method sets a black point and a white point for a tonal response curve and tempers... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130329995 - Method and system for multi-stage auto-enhancement of photographs: Some embodiments of the image editing and organizing application described herein provide a multi-stage automatic enhancement process. The process takes an input image and feeds it through multiple different enhancement operations. The multiple enhancement operations of some embodiments are carried out in a particular order. In some embodiments, the particular... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130330001 - Image fusion using intensity mapping functions: Techniques to improve image fusing operations using intensity mapping functions (IMFs) are described. In one approach, when a reference image's pixel values are within its' IMF's useful range, they may be used to generate predicted secondary image pixel values. When the reference image's pixel values are not within the IMF's... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130330002 - Systems and methods for block recomposition for compound image compression: A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to support block-based compression of a compound image by skipping “don't care” blocks in the layers of the image while neither introducing significant overhead nor requiring changes to the compression method used. The block-based compression approach first segments a compound... Agent: Citrix Systems, Inc.

20130330003 - Adaptive thresholding for image recognition: Various approaches for providing textual information to an application, system, or service are disclosed. In particular, various embodiments enable a user to capture an image with a camera of a portable computing device. The computing device is capable of taking the image and processing it to recognize, identify, and/or isolate... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

20130330004 - Finding text in natural scenes: As set forth herein, systems and methods facilitate providing an efficient edge-detection and closed-contour based approach for finding text in natural scenes such as photographic images, digital, and/or electronic images, and the like. Edge information (e.g., edges of structures or objects in the images) is obtained via an edge detection... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130330005 - Electronic device and character recognition method for recognizing sequential code: A character recognition method to apply one or more user-controlled definitions to scanned writing is implemented by an electronic device. The electronic device includes an image capturing device where a recognition rule is set for recognizing a type of a sequential code according to an arrangement rule of characters of... Agent:

20130330006 - Information processing apparatus and method for controlling the same: An information processing apparatus detects a moving member that moves in a background area and that includes an object other than a recognition target. The apparatus sets a partial area as a background undetermined area if the moving member is present in the background area and sets a partial area... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130330007 - Conversion of camera settings to reference picture: A method of using reference photo setting information for taking a photo image of a current framed image comprises displaying a framed image from an image capture device of an electronic device, performing object recognition for the framed image on a display of the electronic device, identifying location information for... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130330008 - Methods and systems for applications for z-numbers: The current specification covers various new algorithms, methods, and systems for, e.g., image recognition (e.g., for action, gesture, emotion, expression, biometrics, fingerprint, facial, OCR (text recognition), background, relationship, position, pattern, and object), machine learning, training schemes, feature space, clustering, classification, similarity measures, optimization, search engine, ranking, question-answering system, soft (fuzzy... Agent:

20130330009 - Apparatus, method for extracting boundary of object in image, and electronic device thereof: The invention provides an apparatus and method for extracting a boundary of an object in an image and an electronic device. The apparatus includes: a position determining unit, configured to determine a start point and an end point of a boundary of an object in an image and to determine... Agent:

20130330010 - Boundary extraction method: A computer-implemented method for creating an ordered set of boundary data by transforming data from remotely sensed imagery of shorelines is provided. A feature data set and an edge data set are transformed into a set of 3-point boundary segments having a specific head and tail point and the segments... Agent: The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20130330011 - Image display system, image composing and re-encoding apparatus, image display apparatus, method of displaying image, and computer-readable storage medium having stored therein image composing and re-encoding program: In a case where image data of a part of cameras is delayed, an image composing and re-encoding apparatus of an image display system generates and re-encodes incomplete composed image data in which a part of slices is absent and then transmits the incomplete composed image data. Then, when delayed... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20130330012 - Image processing apparatus and method: Provided are a predicted quantization parameter setting unit for setting a predicted quantization parameter for a current coding unit by using multiple quantization parameters which are set for multiple surrounding coding units located around the current coding unit which is target of coding processing, and a difference quantization parameter setting... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130330013 - Parallelization of variable length decoding: Parallelization of decoding of a data stream encoded with a variable length code includes determining one or more markers, each of which indicates a position within the encoded data stream. The determined markers are included into the encoded data stream together with the encoded data. At the decoder side, the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics International N.v.

20130330015 - Image coding device, image decoding device, methods thereof, and programs: An image coding device including: an edge detecting section configured to perform edge detection using an image signal of a reference image for a coding object block; a transform block setting section configured to set transform blocks by dividing the coding object block such that a boundary between the blocks... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130330014 - Image processing device and method: A low-pass filter setting unit 93 sets, from filter coefficients stored in a built-in filter coefficient memory 94, a filter coefficient corresponding to intra prediction mode information and a quantization parameter. A neighboring image setting unit 81 uses the filter coefficient set by the low-pass filter setting unit 93 to... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130330016 - Image processing apparatus, method, and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a tone mapper that losslessly tone maps image data in a floating-point representation, a base layer generator that generates base layer image data by reducing a bit depth of the image data tone mapped by the tone mapper, and an enhancement layer... Agent:

20130330017 - Phase shift reduction in touch signals: Phase shift reduction in touch signals is disclosed. Touch signals with phase shifts can be demodulated with I- and Q-demodulation waveforms to generate the I and Q components of the signals. The I and Q components can then be combined so as to provide magnitude information not affected by the... Agent:

20130330019 - Arrangement of image thumbnails in social image gallery: A method of organizing images comprises using an electronic device for selecting image space type for displaying images, sorting one or more images in the selected image space type based on a filter, and sizing the one or more images based on the filter and criteria based on the selected... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130330018 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: There is provided a technique of implementing image processing including division with high calculation precision. An image processing apparatus for executing image transformation processing for an input image, comprises: a parameter calculation unit configured to calculate a plurality of transformation parameters each represented by a fixed point number having an... Agent:

20130330020 - Container file for large format imagery and method of creating the container file and organizing data within the container file: A container file for storing images in a storage device, the container file includes container file metadata including information about the container file and a status mark indicating whether the container file is available or unavailable; and one or more records, each record of the one or more records comprising:... Agent: Pixia Corp

20130330021 - Method and apparatus for an improved workflow for digital image editing: A method and apparatus for an improved workflow for digital image editing is disclosed. The method comprises accessing a file containing a plurality of effects to apply to an image; merging a plurality of visible layers of the image to create a merged layer; applying the plurality of effects to... Agent: Adobe Systems Inc.

  
12/05/2013 > 106 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20130322681 - Generating a forecast by field coalescence: A method for generating a coalesced image includes receiving a plurality of fields for a geographical region. A set of forces is determined for each of the fields by multiplying a gradient of a respective one of the fields with a difference between the respective one of the fields and... Agent:

20130322680 - Method for concealing a synthetic hologram in a binary image: The invention relates to a synthetic hologram (64A) comprising first elementary cells wherein first openings are respectively defined, said hologram being integrated into a first portion of a binary motif (60), said binary motif comprising at least one second portion wherein second elementary cells comprising second openings (66) are defined,... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20130322683 - Customized head-mounted display device: Customizing a head-mounted display device including a see-through display includes receiving a plurality of fit points of a user. The head-mounted display device may be assembled based on the fit points such that exit pupils of the see-through display are substantially aligned with pupils of the user when the head-mounted... Agent:

20130322696 - Differing region detection system and differing region detection method: The present invention enables detection of a local differing region between images. Inter-image difference information indicating a difference in feature amounts for each subregion between first and second images is generated based on a first feature amount vector that is a set of feature amounts respectively corresponding to a plurality... Agent: Nec Corporation

20130322694 - Energy efficient routing using an impedance factor: A method and system for calculating an energy efficient route is disclosed. A route calculation application calculates one or more routes from an origin to a destination. For each of the routes, the route calculation application uses impedance factor data associated with each segment in the route. The impedance factor... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20130322695 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image capturing apparatus: Face regions are detected from a captured image, and a weight of each detected face region is computed based on a size and/or a position of the detected face region. Then a previous priority ranking weight is computed based on a priority ranking determined in previous processing. A priority of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322689 - Intelligent logo and item detection in video: Techniques to follow objects in a video. An object detector detects the object, and an object tracker follows that object even when the detectable part cannot be seen. The object can be tagged in its display. The object can be individual team members in a video showing sports. A color... Agent: Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation

20130322688 - Periodic stationary object detection system and periodic stationary object detection method: A periodic stationary object detection system extracts a feature point of a three-dimensional object from image data on a predetermined region of a bird's eye view image for each of multiple sub regions included in the predetermined region, calculates waveform data corresponding to a distribution of the feature points in... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd

20130322682 - Profiling activity through video surveillance: Embodiments of the invention relate to profiling activity. Content is captured and keywords are identified in the captured content. In response to the keyword identification, rules associated with the keywords are identified. These rules are employed to identify and capture relevant content in real-time.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20130322686 - Profiling activity through video surveillance: Embodiments of the invention relate to profiling activity. Content is captured and keywords are identified in the captured content. In response to the keyword identification, rules associated with the keywords are identified. These rules are employed to identify and capture relevant content in real-time.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20130322690 - Situation recognition apparatus and method using object energy information: A situation recognition apparatus and method analyzes an image to convert a position and motion change rate of an object in a space and an object number change rate into energy information, and then changes the energy information into entropy in connection with an entropy theory of a measurement theory... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20130322684 - Surveillance including a modified video data stream: Systems and computer program products provide surveillance including a modified video data stream. The systems and products include computer readable program code, when read by a processor, that is configured for receiving at an image processor a first video data stream and a second video data stream, each of the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20130322687 - Surveillance including a modified video data stream: Methods provide surveillance, including a modified video data stream, with computer readable program code, when read by a processor, that is configured for receiving at an image processor a first video data stream and a second video data stream. Each of the first and second video data streams may include... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20130322685 - System and method for providing an interactive shopping experience via webcam: A system and method for providing an interactive shopping experience via webcam is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes enabling a user to select from a plurality of items of virtual apparel; obtaining an image of a user via a web-enabled camera (webcam); using a data processor to perform facial detection... Agent: Ebay Inc.

20130322691 - Target recognition system and target recognition method executed by the target recognition system: A target recognition system operatively connected to a stereo imaging device to capture a stereo image of an area ahead of the target recognition system, includes a parallax calculator to calculate parallax of the stereo image including two captured images; a target candidate detector to detect a candidate set of... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20130322692 - Target recognition system and target recognition method executed by the target recognition system: A target recognition system and a target recognition method to recognize one or more recognition targets, operatively connected to an imaging device to capture an image of an area ahead of the target recognition system, each of which includes a recognition area detector to detect multiple recognition areas from the... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20130322693 - Temporal thermal imaging method for detecting subsurface objects and voids: A temporal thermal survey method to locate at a given area whether or not there is a subsurface object or void site. The method uses thermal inertia change detection. It locates temporal heat flows from naturally heated subsurface objects or faulty structures such as corrosion damage. The added value over... Agent:

20130322698 - Method and an apparatus for image-based navigation: A method and apparatus for determining position and orientation enabling navigation of an object using image data from at least a first and a second 2D image from at least one camera mounted on said object. The method comprises the steps of: correcting images from one or several cameras and... Agent: Saab Ab

20130322697 - Speed calculation of a moving object based on image data: A method and system for estimating the average speed of a moving object based on an attribute of the moving object present within the captured image data is disclosed. A plurality of images of the moving object are recorded using an image sensor that senses the ambient light or other... Agent: Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh

20130322700 - Commodity recognition apparatus and commodity recognition method: According to one embodiment, a commodity recognition apparatus includes a feature amount extraction module, a commodity recognition module and an output module. The feature amount extraction module extracts appearance feature amount of a commodity contained in an image photographed. The commodity recognition module compares data of the appearance feature amount... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322699 - Methods and systems for determining and displaying animal metrics: The invention provides, in one aspect, a computerized method for estimating a weight of an animal. The method includes acquiring an image of an animal and comparing, by at least one computing device, the image to a plurality of models to determine a selected one of the plurality of models... Agent: Clicrweight, LLC

20130322701 - Printer consistency measurement, evaluation and correction: Systems, apparatus and methods are provided for objective, quantitative assessment of printer image quality. Quantitative scores are determined for objective analysis and evaluation of the age quality produced by the target printer and determining corrective actions to be performed on the printer.... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20130322703 - Map information display apparatus, map information display method, and program: A map information display apparatus for displaying map information on the basis of information on image-capturing times and image-capturing positions that are respectively associated with a plurality of captured images includes a captured image extraction unit configured to extract images captured within a predetermined time period that includes the image-capturing... Agent: Sony Corporation

20130322702 - Rendering maps: Some embodiments provide a mapping application for rendering map portions. The mapping application includes a map receiver for receiving map tiles from a mapping service in response to a request for the map tiles needed for a particular map view. Each map tile includes vector data describing a map region.... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130322704 - Biometric based demography tool: Systems and methods to determine demographic attributes of pedestrians in a retail environment are presented. In some examples, media content is selected for presentation to one or more pedestrians based on the determined demographic attributes. In a further example, the media content is interactive, and a response is received from... Agent:

20130322706 - Disruption of facial recognition system: A method and apparatus allow an individual to disrupt recognition of facial characteristics of the individual by a facial recognition system. This is accomplished by providing an object which is worn adjacent the face of the individual. At least one infrared radiation emitter is fixed to the object which emits... Agent:

20130322705 - Facial and fingerprint authentication: A facial and fingerprint authentication technique is used to unlock a device. For example, the device may be configured to capture facial image of a user utilizing a first camera and a fingerprint of the user utilizing a second camera. The device may also be configured to compare the captured... Agent: Google Inc.

20130322707 - Producing personalized team photo books: A method for use in producing a plurality of personalized photo books for members of a team, including storing a plurality of images including at least one group image of the team members and images including individual team members participating in different events, and using a processor to automatically recognize... Agent:

20130322708 - Security by z-face detection: A method for identifying a person using a mobile communication device, having a camera unit adapted for recording three-dimensional (3D) images, by recording a 3D image of the person's face using the camera unit, performing face recognition on the 2D image data in the recorded 3D image to determine at... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab

20130322709 - User identity detection on interactive surfaces: Technologies are generally provided for customizing operational aspects of a computing system associated with an interactive surface based on determining user identity through detection of one or more user identity attributes on the interactive surface. User identity attributes such as a finger orientation, a finger weight/pressure, a separation between fingers,... Agent: University Of Manitoba

20130322713 - Color map design method for assessment of the deviation from established normal population statistics and its application to quantitative medical images: Systems and methods for providing color maps for use in medical imaging are described for assessment of the deviation from established normal population statistics and application to quantitative medical imaging. Statistical descriptors are used to determine the color lookup table to be applied to the medical image in order to... Agent:

20130322714 - Computer-assisted infusion planning and simulation: A method for planning an infusion of a medical liquid by an infusion apparatus comprising an infusion device, wherein the method comprises the steps of: acquiring planning scan data which represent a medical image of at least a body region (3) of a patient and are obtained by a planning... Agent:

20130322711 - Mobile dermatology collection and analysis system: A method, performed by a mobile communication device, may include obtaining one or more images, extracting one or more features from the one or more images, and determining a dermatological classification for the obtained one or more images based on the extracted one or more images and based on a... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licesing Inc.

20130322712 - System for comparing medical images: A system compares gray scale medical images and provides a composite color image for display on a monitor. The system substitutes one or two of the RGB components of a first image with a corresponding RGB component of a second image to provide RGB pixel luminance value component data representing... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20130322710 - Systems and methods for computer aided detection using pixel intensity values: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for computer aided detection. An example method includes determining a pixel threshold value for an analysis of an image selected by a user. The image includes a plurality of pixels. The example method includes determining a segmentation setting for the analysis. The segmentation... Agent: General Electric Company

20130322720 - Apparatus and method for parsing human body image: An apparatus and method for parsing a human body image may be implemented by acquiring a depth image including a human body, and detecting a plurality of points in the acquired depth image by conducting a minimum energy skeleton scan on the depth image.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130322722 - Clinical collaboration and medical computing framework: A method of clinical collaboration between a clinical site and an analysis site includes receiving scan data from a scanner via a first reconstruction computer system at the clinical site, implementing a reconstruction procedure on the received scan data using a second reconstruction computer system at the analysis site and... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20130322721 - Improved multiple reference oct system: The invention provides for generating a set of signature signals that correspond to a range of depths within a target. These signature signals can include multiple individual reference signals and be can modified to compensate for specific characteristics of the target. In the preferred embodiment the members of the set... Agent:

20130322719 - Method and apparatus for automated registration and pose tracking: Method and apparatus are described herein for registering an anatomical region with a scanned image of the anatomical region. The method includes pressing a mouldable appliance against a surface of the anatomical region or a facsimile thereof to provide an intermediate appliance; hardening the intermediate appliance to provide the formed... Agent: Claron Technology Inc.

20130322718 - Method and apparatus for measurements of the brain perfusion in dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography images: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for measuring AIF and VOF on brain perfusion CT images. The AIF and VOF are used to calculate hemodynamic parameters. In this invention, bone voxels and neighboring voxels are removed first from the perfusion images and thus only brain voxels are included... Agent:

20130322716 - Methods and system for displaying segmented images: A method for displaying a segmented two-dimensional (2D) image includes obtaining a three-dimensional (3D) volume dataset corresponding to an imaged volume along a viewing plane, segmenting an object of interest within 3D volume to generate a plurality of segmented two-dimensional (2D) images along the viewing plane, selecting a reference image... Agent: General Electric Company

20130322717 - Methods and systems for locating a region of interest in an object: Methods and systems for locating a region of interest in an object are provided. One method includes acquiring planar nuclear medicine (NM) images of a subject from an NM system, wherein the planar NM images include at least one identified region of interest. The method also includes acquiring a three-dimensional... Agent: General Electric Company

20130322715 - Methods and systems for performing attenuation correction: A method for correcting a positron emission tomography (PET) image includes obtaining a magnetic resonance (MR) image dataset, classifying at least one object in the MR image as a bone, generating MR-derived PET attenuation correction factors based on the object classified as the bone, and attenuation correcting a plurality of... Agent: General Electric Company

20130322723 - Methods and systems for registration of radiological images: Featured are methods and systems for reslicing-based nonrigid registration of multiparametric and modality images or objects. In such registration methods, global motion is modeled by multiple affine transforms (rigid), while local motion and slices matching is estimated using non-uniform radial reslicing of RTV to search for best match between reference... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20130322724 - Adaptive roadmapping: The invention relates to adaptive roadmapping providing improved information to the user, comprising the following steps: providing pre-navigation image data representing at least a part of a vascular structure comprising a tree-like structure with a plurality of sub-trees; generating a vessel representation on the basis of pre-navigation image data; acquiring... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.

20130322727 - Medical image processing device and medical image processing method: Provided is, for example, a medical image display device which automatically create and display an image suitable for radiographic image interpretation of interosseous tissue or a 3-dimensional image of a vertebral body separated one by one with high precision. A medical image processing device (1) creates a first conversion image... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20130322725 - Methods and apparatus for computer-aided radiological detection and imaging: A computer aided detection (CAD) method and system is configured to input chest radiographs and generate overlay layer for labeling and tracing tubes detected within the image. The input image is first preprocessed and then segmented according to anatomy. Seeds are generated from the segmented image and then used to... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20130322726 - Methods, apparatuses, assemblies, circuits and systems for assessing, estimating and/or determining relative positions, alignments, orientations and angles of rotation of a portion of a bone and between two or more portions of a bone or bones: The present invention includes methods, apparatuses, assemblies, circuits and systems for assessing, estimating and/or determining relative distances/positions, alignment, orientation and angles of rotation of a portion of a bone and between two or more portions of a bone, e.g. a fractured bone. According to some embodiments of the present invention,... Agent: Surgix Ltd.

20130322728 - Multiparametric non-linear dimension reduction methods and systems related thereto: Featured are methods and systems to multiparametric non-linear dimension reduction (NLDR) methods for segmentation and classification of radiological images. Such methods for segmentation and classification of radiological images, includes pre-processing of acquired image data; and reconstructing the acquired image data using a non-linear dimension reduction technique so as to yield... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20130322729 - Processing a video for vascular pattern detection and cardiac function analysis: What is disclosed is a non-contact system and method for determining cardiac function parameters from a vascular pattern identified from RGB and IR video signals captured simultaneously of a region of exposed skin of a subject of interest. In one embodiment, a video of a region of exposed skin is... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20130322730 - Optical coin discrimination systems and methods for use with consumer-operated kiosks and the like: Systems and associated methods for optical coin discrimination are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method for discriminating coins includes obtaining a digital image of a coin, identifying the outline of the coin using a suitable algorithm, and determining the diameter of the coin using the outline of the coin.... Agent:

20130322731 - Device, system and method for carrying out commercial transactions through paper document: A system for making commercial transactions through a paper document includes: a device (3) for reading and scanning the paper document containing information useful for a commercial transaction, the reading and scanning device (3) having an IP address; a user device (5); an interface (7), in particular a connection, between... Agent: Panini S.p.a.

20130322732 - Self-service check cashing system and method: A self-service check cashing system and method which performs preliminary tests on a check to reduce queue length at attendant check cashing stations. An example method includes obtaining an amount of a check from a customer by the self-service terminal, obtaining information from an image of a check by the... Agent: Ncr Corporation

20130322734 - Method and device for the surface inspection of strip pieces: The invention relates to a method for the surface inspection of strip pieces (120). The invention further relates to a device for carrying out the method. The method according to the invention comprises the following steps: cutting off the strip pieces (120) from a metal strip (210), wherein the strip... Agent: Sms Siemag Aktiengesellschaft

20130322733 - System for detection of non-uniformities in web-based materials: A system is described for detecting the presence of non-uniformity patterns and providing output indicative of a severity of each type of non-uniformity pattern. The system includes a computerized rating tool that assists a user in efficiently and consistently assigning expert ratings (i.e., labels) to a large collection of training... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20130322735 - Defect inspection device, defect inspection method, and defect inspection program: A defect inspection device according to one aspect of the present invention includes a light source, a detector that receives light from an illuminated region of a sample, a stage that changes a relative position between light from the light source and the sample in order to sequentially inspect a... Agent: Lasertec Corporation

20130322737 - Defect inspection method and defect inspection apparatus: A defect inspection method comprising: picking up an image of a subject under inspection to thereby acquire an inspection image; extracting multiple templates corresponding to multiple regions, respectively from design data of the subject under inspection; finding a first misregistration amount between the inspection image and the design data using... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20130322736 - Method and apparatus for efficient defect inspection: A method of inspecting fabricated articles includes receiving a fabricated article to be inspected for defects, the fabricated article having a pattern thereon, and the pattern being based on a pattern design and creating a rule set for defining critical regions of the pattern as represented in the pattern design,... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20130322738 - Image processing apparatus and method for three-dimensional (3d) image: An image processing apparatus and method for a three-dimensional (3D) image is provided. The image processing apparatus may include a parameter setting unit to set a first parameter related to a color image, and a parameter determining unit to determine an optimal second parameter related to a depth image, using... Agent:

20130322739 - Image adjustment: Techniques are disclosed relating to automatically adjusting images. In one embodiment, an image may be automatically adjusted based on a regression model trained with a database of raw and adjusted images. In one embodiment, an image may be automatically adjusted based on a model trained by both a database of... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20130322740 - Method of automatically training a classifier hierarchy by dynamic grouping the training samples: The present invention uses dynamic grouping to divide up training samples to train different classification nodes. At the beginning of the training, all samples are in the same group. A clustering process is applied in the feature space of the selected feature vectors with cluster indexes accumulated. The average of... Agent:

20130322744 - Method of detecting and identifying substances or mixtures and determining their characteristics: This invention relates to a method of non-contact detection and identification of the type of different substances and mixtures as well as determining their characteristics as concentration, hardness, etc. The method comprises irradiation of the inspected object by a wave pulse or a series of such pulses; reception (1), amplification... Agent:

20130322743 - Multi-class identifier, method, and computer-readable recording medium: A multi-class identifier identifies a kind of an imager, and identifies in detail with respect to a specified kind of a group. The multi-class identifier includes: an identification fault counter providing the image for test that includes any of class labels to the kind identifiers so that the kind identifiers... Agent:

20130322742 - Tactical object finder: A detection system includes processing circuitry configured to receive overhead image data divided into a plurality of image chips and receive metadata associated with the image data. The metadata includes ground sample distance information associated with the image data and provides an indication of ground area represented by each pixel... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20130322741 - Teachable pattern scoring method: A computerized teachable pattern scoring method receives a teaching image and region pattern labels. A region segmentation is performed using the teaching image to generate regions of interest output. A feature measurement is performed using the teaching image and the regions of interest to generate region features output. A pattern... Agent: Drvision Technologies LLC.

20130322745 - Local image statistics collection: Systems and methods for generating local image statistics are provided. In one example, an image signal processing system may include a statistics pipeline with image processing logic and local image statistics collection logic. The image processing logic may receive and process pixels of raw image data. The local image statistics... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130322746 - Systems and methods for ycc image processing: Systems and methods for processing YCC image data provided. In one example, an electronic device includes memory to store image data in RGB or YCC format and a YCC image processing pipeline to process the image data. The YCC image processing pipeline may include receiving logic configured to receive the... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130322747 - Image processing device correcting color of border region between object and background in image: An image processing device includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores computer-readable instructions therein. The computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causes the image processing device to perform: acquiring image data indicative of an image including an object image and a background image adjacent to the object... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322750 - Method and apparatus for evaluating color in an image: A method for evaluating a color of a sample includes acquiring a color calibrated swatch of the sample, the color calibrated swatch comprising a plurality of pixels, and comparing all pixels that are of a first color in a swatch of a standard to all of the plurality of pixels... Agent: Datacolor Holding Ag

20130322748 - Method for creating thumbnail images of videos and an electronic device for display thereof: Method and apparatus for creating a thumbnail image of a video in an electronic device are provided. The method for creating the video thumbnail image in the electronic device includes detecting a plurality of images in a video; selecting at least one image by considering a color attribute of the... Agent:

20130322749 - Method of compressing a block-based binary image: A method of compressing a 2×2 block based binary image is provided. The method includes: determining whether pixels included in a block are included in existing patterns; generating the number N of the pixels included in the existing patterns (N is a natural number); when N is more than a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130322751 - Band dependent linearization for multiband remotely sensed and aerial imagery: A system for processing a multiband image, including digital computer memory for storing a multiband image having multiple bands of image data; and processing circuitry for processing the multiband image, wherein the processing circuitry (a) determines pixel locations in the bands of the multiband image having values above the band-specific... Agent:

20130322752 - Systems and methods for chroma noise reduction: Systems and methods for reducing chrominance (chroma) noise in image data are provided. In one example of such a method, image data in YCC format may be received into logic of an image signal processor. Using the logic, noise may be filtered from a first chrominance component or a second... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130322753 - Systems and methods for local tone mapping: Systems and methods for local tone mapping are provided. In one example, an electronic device includes an electronic display, an imaging device, and an image signal processor. The electronic display may display images of a first bit depth, and the imaging device may include an image sensor that obtains image... Agent: Apple Inc.

20130322754 - Apparatus and method for extracting target, and recording medium storing program for performing the method: A target extracting apparatus and method for extracting a target through probability modeling of pixel brightness values in an image, and a recording medium storing a program for performing the method, are disclosed. The method includes extracting a background image from an input image, modeling brightness values of the input... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20130322755 - Image processing method and apparatus: Disclosed herein is an image processing method and apparatus, which perform image processing after dividing a collected images into a plurality of image slices. The image processing method includes: receiving an image collected by an image sensor; determining image slice size information by taking into account a boundary area between... Agent: Core Logic Inc.

20130322756 - Method of processing a viewport within large format imagery: A method of processing a viewport within an image arranged as a matrix of tiles from a container file is provided. The method includes reading data of the viewport starting from a point of origin of the viewport, the viewport having a pixel width and a pixel height, the viewport... Agent: Pixia Corp.

20130322757 - Document processing apparatus, document processing method and scanner: The disclosure provides a document processing apparatus, method and a scanner. The document processing apparatus includes: a text line extraction unit extracting a text line from an input document; a language classification unit determining whether an OCR process is necessary for a language of the input document; an OCR unit... Agent:

20130322758 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: To make it easier to grasp characters that appear across different images by determining a pair of character area images to be a combination target based on a degree of similarity or a position of each character area image extracted from different images, and connecting and combining overlapping area images... Agent:

20130322759 - Method and device for identifying font: A technique for identifying font in connection with text data processing. An original font corresponding to an embedded font used in an electronic document is identified. At least one glyph is selected from a glyph collection of the embedded font. The font corresponding to each selected glyph is identified, and... Agent: Beijing Founder Apabi Technology Ltd.

20130322760 - System and method for rapid cluster analysis of hyperspectral images: A system for processing hyperspectral image data includes one or more storage mediums comprising reduced dimensionality data associated with hyperspectral image data, a set of basis vectors associated with generating the reduced dimensionality data from the hyperspectral image data, and anomaly data associated with the hyperspectral image data. The system... Agent: Raytheon Company

20130322763 - Apparatus and method for tracking object using feature descriptor, and apparatus and method for removing garbage feature: An apparatus and method for tracking an object using a feature descriptor and an apparatus and method for removing a garbage feature are disclosed. A feature descriptor generation unit generates a plurality of features descriptors indicating information of a plurality of features extracted from an input image from which an... Agent:

20130322764 - Object identification: Methods, devices, and systems for object identification are described herein. One or more method embodiments include converting data associated with an object on a geographical image or map into a number of primitives, fitting the number of primitives to a geometrical shape, and identifying the object based, at least in... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20130322761 - System and method to determine feature candidate pixels of an image: A system and method of processing an image is disclosed. A particular method of determining whether a particular pixel of an image is a feature candidate includes receiving data corresponding to a subset of a plurality of pixels surrounding the particular pixel. Each of the plurality of pixels may be... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20130322762 - System and method to perform feature detection and to determine a feature score: A system and method of processing an image is disclosed. A particular method of determining whether a particular pixel of an image is a feature includes receiving data corresponding to a plurality of pixels (from the image) surrounding the particular pixel. The method further includes determining a set of comparison... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20130322765 - Data recognition in content: The disclosure relates to recognizing data such as items or entities in content. In some aspects, content may be received and feature information, such as face recognition data and voice recognition data may be generated. Scene segmentation may also be performed on the content, grouping the various shots of the... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

20130322766 - Method of detecting global motion and global motion detector, and digital image stabilization (dis) method and circuit including the same: Disclosed is a global motion detecting method which includes receiving a video sequence of input images, calculating local motion vectors, one for each image block of a current input image, grouping image blocks of the current input image into image block groups, calculating a group motion parameter of each of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20130322768 - Boundary extraction method and apparatus: The present invention discloses a boundary extraction method and apparatus, the method including: a gradient estimation step of estimating a gradient of each pixel in a captured image; a gradient adjustment step of adjusting, by enhancing a gradient of a target boundary of an object contained in the captured image... Agent:

20130322769 - Image processing device, image processing method, scanner and storage medium: The disclosure provides an image processing device, image processing method, scanner and storage medium. The image processing device is used for tracing a boundary of an object image in an image, the boundary being continuous and the rate of change in slope between adjacent points on the boundary being slow.... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20130322767 - Pose estimation based on peripheral information: A method for estimating camera pose includes: obtaining an image of a location captured via a camera, where the image includes a target object and edge line features outside of the target object; and calculating a pose of the camera with respect to the target object based on the edge... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20130322770 - Information processing apparatus and control method therefor: An information processing apparatus includes an image input unit which inputs image data containing a face, a face position detection unit which detects, from the image data, the position of a specific part of the face, and a facial expression recognition unit which detects a feature point of the face... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322771 - Shape detection using chain code states: A method for identifying objects in a digital image includes tracing chain codes associated with the contour of the object; a series of states is maintained, and the next chain codes in the contour are accepted only if they comply with allowed chain codes for each state. Certain chain codes... Agent: Analog Devices Inc.

20130322772 - Edge based location feature index matching: A system for image processing that matches a model image with an input image. The matching process includes using a feature location index for the model image.... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20130322773 - Methods of object search and recognition: Embodiments of the invention disclose techniques for processing of machine-readable forms of unfixed or flexible format. An auxiliary brief description may be optionally specified to determine the spatial orientation of the image. A method of searching for elements of a document comprises the following main operations in addition to the... Agent: Abbyy Production LLC

20130322774 - Image coding method and image decoding method: An image decoding method includes: arithmetic decoding steps for performing arithmetic decoding processes on decoding target signals according to contexts determined based on the types of the decoding target signals and the symbol occurrence probabilities determined based on the contexts; and a context update step for executing a group of... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20130322775 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a first error diffusion unit, a second error diffusion unit, and a first determining unit, wherein the second error diffusion unit performs error diffusion processing in parallel with the first error diffusion unit and has an operating unit and a calculation unit, and the first... Agent:

20130322776 - Graphics correction engine: The present invention generally relates to graphic correction systems and methods. In particular, embodiments of the invention are directed to systems and methods configured to test the quality of images or other multimedia content uploaded to a web-based application and automatically performing corrections and conversions to the image or other... Agent: R.b. Iii Associates Inc

20130322777 - High-accuracy centered fractional fourier transform matrix for optical imaging and other applications: Methods for numerically generating a centered discrete fractional Fourier transform matrix on a computer, the centered discrete fractional Fourier transform matrix of size N by N where N is an odd integer. Centering is obtained by simple barrel roll operations on eigenvectors. High-accuracy is obtained by numerically calculating the eigenvectors... Agent:

20130322778 - Block noise detection and filtering: Systems and methods for block noise detection and filtering are disclosed. One embodiment includes, computing difference magnitudes in pixel values for adjacent pixels in the image. The difference magnitudes can include horizontal difference magnitudes for horizontally adjacent pixels and vertical difference magnitudes for vertically adjacent pixels. One embodiment further includes... Agent: Silicon Image, Inc.

20130322779 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus has a decomposition unit that decomposes an image into multiple frequency component images, a reduction unit that reduces linear noise included in the frequent component images, and a reconstruction unit that reconstructs the frequency component images with reduced linear noise.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20130322780 - Image interpolation method based on matrix and image processing system: The present invention relates to an image interpolation method based on matrix and an image processing system. The image processing system first determines a gradient direction of an image region formed by a pixel dot array containing an interpolation point, and then based on the gradient direction and a position... Agent:

20130322782 - Method and apparatus for acquiring weight coefficient of digital filter: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for acquiring a weight coefficient of a digital filter so as to enhance a processing effect of images or videos and reduce the complexity of operations. The method includes: extracting global block features and local block features of image... Agent:

20130322781 - Reducing sensor and readout circuitry noise in digital domain using reference pixels: An improved method for correcting for noise in the digital domain is disclosed. Reference pixel fast-varying components are extracted using a Hilbert-Huang Transform Real-Time Data Processing System (HHT-DPS-RT). The reference pixels are non-photon-detecting pixels in a sensor array. The fast-varying components of the reference pixels are processed in addition to... Agent:

20130322783 - Image composing apparatus of around view monitor system for changing view mode easily and method thereof: Provided are an image composing apparatus of an around view monitor system for changing a view mode easily and a method thereof. According to the apparatus and method, images are composed by using a look up table including records in which color representation information or coordinate information of input images... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20130322784 - 2d ringing and overshoot control in image rescaling: The methods and systems of this invention allow for independent adaptive control of ringing and overshoot effects in 2-dimensional array interpolation processes, including in image and video rescaling and analysis. The methods and systems can use either a column-wise or a row-wise interpolation, or a combination thereof. Each uses a... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte, Ltd

20130322785 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof: In an image processing apparatus, an image including an object is displayed on an operation surface. A position in the image that is designated by a user input is recognized. When the object is displayed at the recognized position, different editing operations with respect to the object are accepted according... Agent:

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