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Image analysis

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04/10/2014 > 62 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20140098987 - Analyzer of ultrasonic flaw detection image: A flaw detection image analyzer (10) takes in an inspection procedure command stored in a flaw detection condition database (40), takes in a flaw detection image signal corresponding to a flaw detection image indicated by the taken inspection procedure command from a database (50) for flaw detection image signal, and... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140098986 - Systems and methods for performing video analysis: Included are embodiments for performing video analysis. Some embodiments include a system with a memory component that stores logic that, when executed by the system, causes the system to receive video content of a subject, identify a mannerism of the subject at a point in time in the video content,... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company

20140098985 - Watermarking of images: Techniques and mechanisms described herein facilitate the watermarking of images. According to various embodiments, a watermark image to apply to a digital image is identified. The digital image may include a plurality of image pixel data values. Each of the image pixel data values may designate a color of a... Agent: Mobitv, Inc.

20140098994 - Analyzing a segment of video: There is disclosed a quick and efficient method for analyzing a segment of video, the segment of video having a plurality of frames. A reference portion is acquired from a reference frame of the plurality of frames. Plural subsequent portions are then acquired from a corresponding subsequent frame of the... Agent: Cetech Solutions Inc.

20140098990 - Distributed position identification: A method and apparatus for identifying a position of a mobile platform. Images are provided by a camera system on a first mobile platform. The images include images of a second platform. An identified position of the first mobile platform is generated using the images and the position information for... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140098992 - Electronic divice, selection method, acquisition method, electronic appratus, synthesis method and synthesis program: An electronic device (1) includes an imaging unit (10), and an extraction unit (20) that is configured to extracts rhythm information indicating a pattern of a spatial change in an image captured by the imaging unit (10). The extraction unit (20) includes a first storage unit (22), a calculation unit... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140098988 - Fitting contours to features: Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for feature point localization are disclosed. An object in an input image may be detected. A profile model may be applied to determine feature point locations for each object component of the detected object. Applying the profile model may include globally optimizing the feature... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140098991 - Game doll recognition system, recognition method and game system using the same: The present invention discloses a game doll recognition system, a recognition method, and a game system using the same. The game doll recognition system is capable of recognizing a plurality of game dolls; it includes: a data storage unit storing identification data of the game dolls; an image capturing unit... Agent: Pixart Imaging Incorporation, R.o.c.

20140098993 - Image capture and identification system and process: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20140098996 - Image display apparatus and image display method: An image display apparatus is provided that can obtain a stable and easy to view detection frame and cut-out image in a captured image in which there is a possibility that a congested region and a non-congested region are mixed, such as an omnidirectional image. Congested region detecting section detects... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140098997 - Method and device for detecting objects in the surroundings of a vehicle: A method for detecting objects in the surroundings of a vehicle. The method includes reading in a first image, of a vehicle camera, which represents the surroundings taken using a first exposure time and reading in a second image of the vehicle camera, which was taken after the first image... Agent:

20140098995 - Motion-controlled electronic device and method therefor: An electronic device obtains a motion of a displaced object in two captured video frames utilizing phase correlation of the two frames. The electronic device identifies a magnitude of the motion and an area in a phase correlation surface corresponding to an area of the object, and accordingly determines if... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140098989 - Multi-cue object association: Multiple discrete objects within a scene image captured by a single camera track are distinguished as un-labeled from a background model within a first frame of a video data input. Object position and object appearance and/or object size attributes are determined for each of the blobs, and costs determined to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140098998 - Method and system for controlling operation of a vehicle in response to an image: For controlling operation of a vehicle, at least one camera captures an image of a screen on which a user places an object having features distinguishing the user. A controller detects the features in the image and analyzes the features to distinguish the user. In response to distinguishing the user,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140098999 - Detecting motion in a high resolution video: Devices, methods, and systems for detecting motion in a high resolution video are described herein. One method includes dividing an image frame of a high resolution video into a number of blocks, determining whether motion is present in each of the blocks, and identifying, within each block in which motion... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140099000 - Device and method for detecting plantation rows: A device and method for identifying plant rows in a field represented by an image is provided. The plant rows may be identified using the frequency domain. The plant rows may further be identified using information regarding plant positions. Additionally, plant rows may be obtained by any appropriate method and... Agent: Intelescope Solutions Ltd.

20140099001 - Systems for mobile image capture and remittance processing: The present invention relates to automated document processing and more particularly, to methods and systems for document image capture and processing using mobile devices. In accordance with various embodiments, methods and systems for document image capture on a mobile communication device are provided such that the image is optimized and... Agent: Mitek Systems, Inc.

20140099002 - Apparatus and method for providing digital drawing: An apparatus and method for providing a digital drawing in which equipment information or control point information of an analog computer aided design (CAD) drawing relating to interior equipment of a building and relative position information of the equipment information or the control point information of the analog CAD drawing... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20140099003 - Methods of maintaining the relative position between a data capture device and an operator of the device: A method for maintaining the relative position between a data capture device and an operator of the data capture device includes prompting the operator to arrange a data capture device to be in an optimal position relative to an operator of the device. Moreover, the method includes capturing authentication data... Agent:

20140099005 - Authentication apparatus, authentication method, and program: A face authentication procedure is performed on a face detected in a visible light image of a scene, and correctness of an authentication determination of the face authentication procedure is verified by comparing the visible light image to an infrared light image of the same scene. The verification may be... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140099004 - Managing real-time communication sessions: An example method includes receiving, by a host system including at least one processor, a first video stream from a first client device and a second video stream from a second client device, where the host system, the first client device, and the second client device are communicatively coupled to... Agent:

20140099006 - Anti-shock relief print scanning: One or more techniques, devices and/or systems are disclosed for mitigating a perceived electrical sensation for a relief print scanning device. A current determination component can be used to identify an electrical current configuration that provides a mitigated electrical sensation to the user, for use with an electroluminescent-based relief print... Agent: Ib Korea Ltd.

20140099007 - Imaging methods and computer-readable media: One aspect of the invention provides an imaging method including: (a) acquiring a first fluorescent image of an object of interest impregnated with fluorescent nanodiamonds; (b) applying a magnetic field to the fluorescent nanodiamonds in order to decrease fluorescence of the fluorescent nanodiamonds; (c) acquiring a second fluorescent image of... Agent:

20140099008 - Ultrasonic observation apparatus, operation method of the same, and computer readable recording medium: An ultrasonic observation apparatus includes: a frequency analysis unit that calculates a frequency spectrum for each of a plurality of locations in a predetermined region of a subject by analyzing frequency of the ultrasonic wave at the plurality of locations; a frequency spectrum approximate equation calculation unit that calculates an... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140099013 - Medical image-processing apparatus, x-ray ct apparatus, and a medical image-processing method: A medical image-processing apparatus that corrects divergence, even in a case where divergence in CT numbers occurs throughout a plurality of sets of image data that have been acquired for anatomically identical areas because the observed object is undergoing shape-alteration. The apparatus includes an image data storage, an extractor, and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140099009 - Methods and systems for generating a positron emission tomography attenuation correction map: A method for generating a positron emission tomography (PET) attenuation correction map. The method includes obtaining a magnetic resonance (MR) image dataset of a subject of interest, obtaining a positron emission tomography (PET) emission dataset of the subject of interest, segmenting the MR image dataset to identify at least one... Agent: General Electric Company

20140099010 - Mri system with means to eliminate object movement whilst acquiring its image: A method of reducing the effect of object movements along MRI imaging. The method includes: acquiring a sequence of MRI consecutive images of an object; storing on a computer readable medium, for each of the images, at least one parameter p indicating spatial image orientation at which the image was... Agent:

20140099011 - Removal of a-scan streaking artifact: This invention generally relates to the removal of streaking artifacts and periodic noise from tomographic images. The method comprises obtaining an A-scan from an imaging data set. The A-scan having a signal and the signal defining an amplitude. Noise specific to the A-scan is estimated. The amplitude of the A-scan... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140099012 - Systems for correcting distortions in a medical image and methods of use thereof: The invention relates generally systems for correcting distortion in a medical image and methods of use thereof. Methods and systems for displaying a medical image of a lumen of a biological structure, generally comprise obtaining image data of a lumen of a biological structure from an imaging device, correcting the... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140099014 - Image processing apparatus, method, and program: An image processing apparatus, a method, and a program for allowing cells to be quantitatively observed. A computer obtains a cell membrane image obtained by performing fluorescent observation on a cell membrane of a cell serving as a sample and a tricellular tight junction (tTJ) image obtained by performing fluorescent... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140099015 - Automated vision inspection of a side curtain airbag assembly: An automated vision inspection system detects whether a cushion of a side curtain airbag assembly system is twisted. The cushion is provided a plurality of markings arrayed along a longitudinal extent of the cushion. Each marking can be defined by a group of four distinct characters or indicia. Each indicium... Agent:

20140099016 - Automated vision inspection of a side curtain airbag assembly: An automated vision inspection system detects whether a cushion of a side curtain airbag assembly system is twisted. The cushion is provided a plurality of markings arrayed along a longitudinal extent of the cushion. Each marking can be defined by a group of four distinct characters or indicia. Each indicium... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140099019 - Gesture recognition in vehicles: A method and system for performing gesture recognition of a vehicle occupant employing a time of flight (TOF) sensor and a computing system in a vehicle. An embodiment of the method of the invention includes the steps of receiving one or more raw frames from the TOF sensor, performing clustering... Agent: Edge3 Technologies LLC

20140099017 - Method and apparatus for reconstructing three dimensional model: A method and an apparatus for reconstructing a three dimensional model of an object are provided. The method includes the following steps. A plurality of first depth images of an object are obtained. According to a linking information of the object, the first depth images are divided into a plurality... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140099018 - Method, system, and device for compressing, encoding, indexing, and decoding images: A method for encoding image data, the method includes creating a plurality of textors from the image data; clustering the plurality of textors into a plurality of textor primatives; retrieving a learned image based on the plurality of textor primatives; and determining an error space based on a difference between... Agent:

20140099020 - Method of detecting smoke of forest fire using spatiotemporal bof of smoke and random forest: A method of detecting the smoke of a forest fire using the spatiotemporal Bag-of-Features (BoF) of the smoke and a random forest is provided. In the method, whenever each frame of a video sequence is input, a difference between the input frame and a previous frame is detected, and the... Agent: Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation Keimyung University

20140099022 - Image color matching and equalization devices and related methods: Disclosed herein are image color matching and equalization devices and related methods. According to an aspect, a method may include determining overlapping portions of a scene within first and second images of the scene. The method may include generating an array of color channel differences between the overlapping portions. Further,... Agent: 3dmedia Corporation

20140099021 - Image processing method for removing moving object and electronic device: An image processing method for removing a moving object includes an input step of inputting input images; a matching step of matching the input images according to corresponding positions; a determining step of determining a background image from the input images; a marking step of marking at least one moving... Agent: Arcsoft (hangzhou) Multimedia Technology Co., Ltd.

20140099024 - Method of analyzing tamper evident tape residue: Methods and systems for measuring the effectiveness of pigment transfer in a tamper evident tape. A test area can be established on a substrate upon which a residual image is formed by pulling a tamper-evident tape. The test area is divided into a predefined number of units. Then, the number... Agent: U.s. Department Of Homeland Security

20140099023 - Search method for video clip: The present invention provide an automatic, frame-by-frame, rapid, and accurate search method for video clip. It comprises the following steps. First, acquire and store a plurality of videos to a storage unit. Each video comprises a plurality of frames, respectively. Then, a processing unit extracts the characteristics of the plurality... Agent: National Applied Research Laboratories

20140099025 - Image data compression device, image data decompression device, display device, image processing system, image data compression method, and image data decompression method: A compression and decompression module provided in a display device includes: a comparison unit that, when first image data and second image data in which a gradation value of each of a plurality of pixels is expressed in m bits are input, compares gradation values of corresponding pixels of the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140099027 - Apparatus and method for processing an image: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a chroma calculation unit, a lightness calculation unit, a glossiness calculation unit, and a correction unit. The chroma calculation unit is configured to calculate a chroma of each pixel of an image to be processed. The lightness calculation unit is configured... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140099026 - Color correction based on multiple images: In some implementations, a method provides color corrections based on multiple images. In some implementations, a method includes determining one or more characteristics of each of a plurality of source images and determining one or more similarities between the one or more characteristics of different source images. The source images... Agent:

20140099028 - System and method for video recognition based on visual image matching: A method for identifying a stream of images, comprises: a) capturing one or more frames from the media which is to be identified; b) sending the selected image(s) as queries to a server; c) in the server, analyzing the one or more images to identify them from a database that... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140099029 - Face age-estimation and methods, systems, and software therefor: Age-estimation of a face of an individual is represented in image data. In one embodiment, age-estimation techniques involves combining a Contourlet Appearance Model (CAM) for facial-age feature extraction and Support Vector Regression (SVR) for learning aging rules in order to improve the accuracy of age-estimation over the current techniques. In... Agent:

20140099030 - Apparatus and method for providing object image recognition: An apparatus for providing an object image recognition includes a boundary extraction unit to extract a boundary of an object image. A feature extraction module extracts a center point of the object image and at least one local feature point from the extracted boundary and calculates each distance between the... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140099031 - Adjusting a contour by a shape model: Various embodiments of methods and apparatus for feature point localization are disclosed. A profile model and a shape model may be applied to an object in an image to determine locations of feature points for each object component. Input may be received to move one of the feature points to... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140099032 - Electronic device and method for recognizing features of objects: An electronic device stores haar-like features and geometrical features of an object. A reference image of the object is created according to the geometrical features of the object. An outline image is obtained from each image of the object. The electronic device calculates derivatives of each two adjacent points on... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140099033 - Fast computation of kernel descriptors: An approach to computation of kernel descriptors is accelerated using precomputed tables. In one aspect, a fast algorithm for kernel descriptor computation that takes O(1) operations per pixel in each patch, based on pre-computed kernel values. This speeds up the kernel descriptor features under consideration, to levels that are comparable... Agent: Raytheon Bbn Technologies Corp.

20140099034 - Intelligent video thumbnail selection and generation: In accordance with one embodiment, an intelligent video thumbnail selection and generation tool may select a relevant and visually stimulating image from a video file and generate a thumbnail including the image. The image may be selected by computing a relevancy metric for an image in the file based on... Agent: Broadbandtv Corp.

20140099035 - Systems and methods for relating images to each other by determining transforms without using image acquisition metadata: Systems and methods for relating images to each other by determining transform functions between the images and the three-dimensional world coordinate system of the object depicted in the image, without using image acquisition metadata are disclosed. Points of interest are independently selected on each image. An initial transform function is... Agent: Eagle View Technologies, Inc.

20140099036 - Method and system for resolution conversion of magnetic ink character recognition (micr) content: A method and a system for resolution conversion of Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) content in an image are provided. The method is implemented in a computer system comprising one or more processors configured to execute one or more computer program modules. The method includes receiving image data of the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140099037 - Method and system for creating digital image album: The disclosed embodiments related to a method and system for creating a digital image album implementable on a computing device. The method includes grouping a plurality of digital images to generate a plurality of groups. Each of the plurality of groups is then transmitted to one or more crowdworkers for... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140099038 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes a reading unit, a recognition unit, a table-of-contents analysis unit, a main-body analysis unit, and a creation unit. The reading unit reads a table of contents page and a main body page as images. The recognition unit performs character recognition on the images of the... Agent:

20140099040 - Image processing device and image processing method: There is provided an image processing device including a renderer configured to generate a frame image in real time, an encoder configured to encode the frame image to generate an encoded data, a sender configured to transmit the encoded data to a client device over a network, the client device... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140099039 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing system: There is provided an image processing device including a converter configured to obtain, prior to performing an encoding process, image drawing information of an image capable of using upon encoding and to convert the obtained image drawing information into a parameter for encoding, and an encoding processor configured to perform... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140099041 - Method and apparatus for encoding cloud display screen by using application programming interface information: A method and apparatus for implementing cloud computing by efficiently encoding a display screen between a cloud server and a client terminal. The method for encoding a cloud display screen in the cloud server, includes: acquiring region information of currently generated windows based on an application programming interface (API) function... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140099042 - Method and system for modifying image quality of an image: A method and a system are described where the quality of an image can be modified, using formatted information related to the defects of the appliances of the chain of appliances. The method may include compiling directories of sources of formatted information related to the said appliances, searching automatically for... Agent: Dxo Labs

20140099043 - Superresolution optical fluctuation imaging (sofi): Statistical analysis techniques based on auto- and cross-correlations/cumulants, of image stacks of fluctuating objects are used to improve resolution beyond the classical diffraction limit and to reduce the background. The time trajectory of every pixel in the image frame is correlated with itself and/or with the time trajectory of an... Agent: Sofast Gmbh

20140099044 - Image combining device, image combining method and program to implement image combining method: An image combining device may include an image reading unit that reads an image of a first and second partial area which have a portion overlapping; a template area setting section that sets apart an area of a predetermined shape as a comparison area from the overlapping area; a calculation... Agent: Nidec Sankyo Corporation

20140099045 - Proactive creation of image-based products: A method for proactively creating an image-based product includes identifying a group of images and automatically creating a design for a image-based product without receiving a user's request if the number of images in the group is determined to be within a predetermined range. The image-based product incorporates a plurality... Agent: Shutterfly, Inc.

20140099046 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a buffer unit which stores image data of one input image, an input control unit which causes the buffer unit to store the image data of the input image, a processing operation unit which outputs image data of a processed image generated by performing image... Agent: Olympus Corporation

04/03/2014 > 68 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories.

20140093123 - Analyzer of ultrasonic flaw detection image: A flaw detection image analyzer (10) takes in an inspection procedure command stored in a flaw detection condition database (40), takes in a flaw detection image signal corresponding to a flaw detection image indicated by the taken inspection procedure command from a database (50) for flaw detection image signal, and... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

20140093120 - Digital watermarking methods, apparatus and systems: The present invention relate generally to digital watermarking and data hiding. One claim recites a method including: obtaining first data and second color data, the first color data and the second color data represent data from a color image signal or color video signal; obtaining a digital watermark pattern, the... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20140093122 - Image identifiers and methods and systems of presenting image identifiers: A method of creating an image identifier of a target image. The method comprises providing a target image, identifying a plurality of connected component clusters in the target image, each the connected component cluster comprises a plurality of neighboring pixels having at least one common property, calculating a center of... Agent:

20140093121 - Image processing apparatus and method: An image processing apparatus includes a processor that executes a procedure. The procedure includes: applying distortion processing to each frame of the whole of or a section of video image data that contains plural successive frames and that is provided to plural users, the distortion processing being selected from amongst... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140093124 - Mailboxes and mailbox systems enabling enhanced security and logistics, and/or associated methods: A system is presented that enhances mail security and logistics. The system in certain example embodiments provides image capturing units to capture images of both the user and the items being mailed and tracks the items while maintaining some identity of the individual mailing the item. The system can in... Agent: Patents Innovations, LLC

20140093126 - Light id error detection and correction for light receiver position determination: A light receiver records images of light beams originating from a neighborhood of lights, and demodulates identifiers (IDs) from them at determined image positions. The receiver retrieves a set of neighbor IDs for each demodulated ID and a real-world position of the corresponding light. The receiver cross-references the demodulated IDs... Agent:

20140093127 - Method and system for using fingerprints to track moving objects in video: A method and system for tracking moving objects in a sequence of images. In one illustrative embodiment, a current image in the sequence of images is segmented into a plurality of segments. Segments in the plurality of segments belonging to a same motion profile are fused together to form a... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140093129 - Object detection apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, an object detection apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a first detector, a determination unit, and a second detector. The acquisition unit acquires frames in a time-series manner. The first detector detects a predetermined object in each of the frames. The determination unit stores detection results corresponding... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140093125 - Personalized advertising at a point of sale unit: Methods and apparatuses are provided to deliver advertisements personalized for customers proximate a point of sale unit, e.g., a fuel dispenser. An image capturing unit captures at least one image of an object disposed in a specified range of the point of sale unit, e.g., within 6 feet of the... Agent:

20140093130 - Systems and methods for sensing occupancy: A computer implemented method for sensing occupancy of a workspace includes creating a difference image that represents luminance differences of pixels in past and current images of the workspace resulting from motion in the workspace, determining motion occurring in regions of the workspace based on the difference image, and altering... Agent: Utah State University Research Foundation

20140093128 - Threshold setting device for setting threshold used in binarization process, object detection device, threshold setting method, and computer readable storage medium: A threshold setting device, an object detection device, a threshold setting method, and a computer readable storage medium are shown. According to one implementation, the threshold setting device includes, an image acquisition unit, a ratio acquisition unit, and a setting unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an image including a... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140093132 - Collison warning system: A method of estimating a time to collision (TTC) of a vehicle with an object comprising: acquiring a plurality of images of the object; and determining a TTC from the images that is responsive to a relative velocity and relative acceleration between the vehicle and the object.... Agent: Mobileye Technologies Ltd.

20140093133 - Systems and methods for monitoring vehicle occupants: Various techniques are disclosed for systems and methods using small form factor infrared imaging modules to monitor occupants in an interior compartment of a vehicle. For example, a vehicle-mounted system may include one or more infrared imaging modules, a processor, a memory, alarm sirens, and a communication module. The vehicle-mounted... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.

20140093131 - Visibility improvement in bad weather using enchanced reality: Methods and systems for improving driver visibility during bad weather and/or poor lighting for objects such as road signs, road lines, road markings, etc. The disclosed approach can enhance the captured images by exploiting priori knowledge about the scene and the objects that are stored in a database. In general,... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140093134 - Method and apparatus for generating image: A method and an apparatus for generating images are provided. The method includes generating a first sinogram for a state of an object from among states of the object based on a motion of the object, and a second sinogram for the states, based on data obtained from the object,... Agent:

20140093135 - Systems and methods for three-dimensional interaction monitoring in an ems environment: A method for tracking interactions in an emergency response environment according to embodiments of the present invention includes receiving color images and depth information from within a field of view of a sensor array; maintaining an emergency encounter record; monitoring one or both of a position of an object and... Agent:

20140093136 - Automatic classification of the degree of maturation for iron ore pellets: An automatic method or the classification of the Degrees of Maturation (DM) for fired iron ore pellets, independent of human intervention, based on the digital acquisition of microscopy images of polished cross sections, and their processing, analysis and classification by a suitable software procedure.... Agent: Vale S.a.

20140093137 - Automatic morphometry and classification of crystals of iron oxides: An automatic method for the classification of crystals of iron oxides, including the measurement of oxide crystal size and shape, by a digital microscopy procedure involving image acquisition, processing, analysis, and classification is described.... Agent:

20140093138 - Plant species identification apparatus and method: A plant species identification apparatus for identifying plant species is disclosed. A reference data storage part stores reference spectral data which indicate a reflectance spectral feature classified by area segments including a sunlit portion and a shaded portion in addition to the plant species. A data input part acquires hyperspectral... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140093139 - Image evaluation device, image evaluation method and program storage medium: An image evaluation device includes a storage unit that stores sample image data that represent a virtual sample image simulating a sample image included in a sample printout that is recognized as a non-defective printout; a reading unit that reads an inspection object image included in an inspection object printout... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140093140 - Liveness detection: An image of a portion of a person's body is accessed, the image having been captured by an image capture device. Using the image, measurements of characteristics in the image are obtained, the characteristics in the image having been selected based on a statistical analysis of characteristics (i) in a... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited

20140093142 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus capable of performing face recognition with high accuracy. An information processing apparatus, comprising: generation means for generating, based on an original facial image, a plurality of facial images, each of the facial images corresponds to the original facial image facing to a different direction... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140093141 - Method and system for attaching a metatag to a digital image: A system and method for tagging an image of an individual in a plurality of photos is disclosed herein. A feature vector of an individual is used to analyze a set of photos on a social networking website such as to determine if an image of the individual is... Agent: Facedouble, Inc.

20140093145 - Algorithms for hardware-oriented biometric matching: The present disclosure provides an integrated circuit configured to perform a method of filtering biometric data as a stream of fingerprint image data is received. The method implemented by the integrated circuit includes receiving an incoming stream of biometric data from a biometric sensor; counting the number of bytes that... Agent:

20140093143 - Low power navigation devices, systems and methods: A system and method are disclosed for conserving power during navigation, e.g., user device pointer/cursor navigation, using a fingerprint image sensor, that may comprise processing, via a computing device, fingerprint image sensor data indicative of finger position and movement with respect to a fingerprint image sensor surface in a finger... Agent: Validity Sensors, Inc.

20140093144 - More-secure hardware token: The present disclosure is generally directed to authenticating the identity of a user with a secure hardware token that stores the user's biometric data. The hardware token may perform a method of verifying the identity of a user which includes establishing a secure session with an interrogator device that obtained... Agent:

20140093146 - Three dimensional minutiae extraction in three dimensional scans: A system and method extract a plurality of three dimensional identification minutiae from a three dimensional image of a biometric identification feature. The extracted three dimensional identification minutiae from the three dimensional image may be compared to one or more sets of three dimensional identification minutiae to determine an identification... Agent: University Of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.

20140093148 - System and method for determining the amount of vitamin d generated by a user: A portable system for determining the amount of Vitamin D generated by a user includes a computer processing unit. A database communicates with the central processing unit and stores body type information regarding a user to be monitored by the system. A geographic positioning system sensor communicates with the computer... Agent:

20140093147 - System and method for gross anatomic pathology using hyperspectral imaging: A method for analyzing organ samples using hyperspectral imaging comprising illuminating an organ sample to generate interacted photons, collecting the interacted photons and passing the interacted photons through a tunable filter. The filtered interacted photons are detected to generate a hyperspectral image. A brightfield image is generated and associated with... Agent: Chemlmage Corporation

20140093149 - System and method of predicting future fractures: Methods of predicting fracture risk of a patient include: obtaining an image of a bone of the patient; determining one or more bone structure parameters; predicting a fracture line with the bone structure parameter; predicting a fracture load at which a fracture will happen; estimating body habitus of the patient;... Agent: Imatx, Inc.

20140093153 - Method and system for bone segmentation and landmark detection for joint replacement surgery: A method and system for automatic bone segmentation and landmark detection for joint replacement surgery is disclosed. A 3D medical image of at least a target joint region of a patient is received. A plurality bone structures are automatically segmented in the target joint region of the 3D medical image... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20140093151 - Methods and apparatuses for generating a response of a scanner in an imaging apparatus and medical image using the same: A method of generating a response from a scanner in an imaging apparatus, a method of generating a medical image, an apparatus configured to generate a response of a scanner, and an apparatus configured to generate a medical image are provided. The method of generating a response of a scanner... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

20140093152 - Methods and devices for locating object in ct imaging: The present disclosure provides methods and devices for locating a plurality of interested objects in CT imaging. Location of the interested objects in the three-dimensional space can be determined by using three projection images that are substantially perpendicular to each other. The method can rapidly locate interested objects in a... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140093150 - Statistical mapping in an optoacoustic imaging system: Electromagnetic energy is deposited into a volume, an acoustic return signal from energy deposited in the volume is measured, and a parametric map that estimates values of at least one parameter as spatially represented in the volume is computed. A reference level of a region of interest is determined, and... Agent:

20140093154 - Surgical method and workflow: A surgical method and workflow to improve the efficiency of a surgical procedure by intraoperatively acquiring a digital radiographic image, processing the digital radiographic image, and using information based on the radiographic image to make adjustments during the surgical procedure. A checklist of parameters may be displayed so that the... Agent:

20140093155 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: a basic shape matching section that extracts, as a structure region, a predetermined structural object included in an image obtained by picking up an image of a mucosal surface of a living body, and matches each of regions resulting from the structure region being divided,... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140093156 - Methods of processing data from multiple image sources to provide normalized confidence levels for use in improving performance of a recognition processor: A method comprises receiving from a first data source first recognition results which are associated with the first data source, and receiving from a second data source second recognition results which are associated with the second data source. The method further comprises electronically by a processor, processing a first set... Agent: Ncr Corporation

20140093157 - Wafer identification fault recovery: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for wafer identification fault recovery. A digital image is received that includes a data symbol comprising a message encoded in a set of data cells. The digital image is processed to form a set of classified data cells, wherein one... Agent: Cognex Corporation

20140093158 - Apparatus and method for generating a multi-viewpoint image: According to one embodiment, in an apparatus for generating a multi-viewpoint image, a separation unit separates a target image into a first diffuse reflection image and a first non-diffuse reflection image based on a pixel value of each pixel of the target image. The first non-diffuse reflection image has components... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140093159 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus is provided which includes: a feature calculation unit which calculates feature quantities of respective pixels included in an input image; a reliability level obtaining unit which obtains reliability level information indicating reliability levels of respective depth values indicating depths of the respective pixels; and a depth... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140093160 - 3d object tracking in multiple 2d sequences: A tumor is tracked in multiple sequences of images acquired concurrently from different viewpoints. Features are extracted in each set of current images using a window. A regression function, subject to motion constraints, is applied to the features to obtain 3D motion parameters, which are applied to the tumor as... Agent:

20140093161 - Character recognition apparatus, character recognition method, and computer-readable medium: A character recognition apparatus includes an evaluation-value output unit, a generation unit, a learning unit, and a determination unit. The evaluation-value output unit outputs evaluation values for each of different character recognition programs. Each evaluation value indicates a degree to which an inputted character pattern corresponds to each of character... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140093162 - Image processing apparatus and pixel interpolation method: A color separating unit separates a color image into plural color components to generate images of respective colors. A periodicity determining unit determines, for each of the color images, whether an image region including a target pixel whose pixel value is to be interpolated is a periodic region in which... Agent:

20140093163 - Perceptually lossless color compression: A system and method of color data compression may perform variations of MRC compression including taking into consideration means and/or variances within k×k cells of an image, background texture, background smoothed color, and gradient components for determination of which parts of an image belong to the background and foreground MRC... Agent: Cvision Technologies, Inc.

20140093165 - Method and apparatus for recognizing color: A method and an apparatus for recognizing color are provided. A color signal of a light source is obtained by a photo-sensing unit. After the color signal is received, a processing unit converts the color signal to a chromaticity coordinate, and compares the chromaticity coordinate with a gamut range to... Agent: Askey Computer Corp.

20140093164 - Video scene detection: Systems and related methods for detecting a scene in video content are provided. In one example, a scene detection program identifies a plurality of shots in the video content and selects a target shot. The program builds a forward window including the target shot and having shots that are temporally... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140093166 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes the following elements. A document-type determining unit determines what type of document a document is on the basis of read information obtained as a result of reading the document by using a document reader. A compression-format setting unit sets, on the basis of the type... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140093168 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes: an adjusting unit that adjusts a color characteristic in relation to a color image; a conversion unit that converts the color image of which color characteristic is adjusted with the adjusting unit into a luminance-chromaticity image; a band image generating unit that generates a band... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140093167 - Recoloring images of a web page according to a representative color: A system for recoloring a set of images of a web page according to a determined representative color. The system receives at least one image that is to be recolored from a first color scheme to a second color scheme, wherein the first color scheme comprises a plurality of first... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20140093169 - Video segmentation apparatus and method for controlling the same: A method for controlling a video segmentation apparatus is provided. The method includes receiving an image corresponding to a frame of a video; estimating a motion of an object in the received image to be extracted from the received image, determining a plurality of positions of windows corresponding to the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140093170 - Document processing device, image processing apparatus, document processing method and computer program product: A document processing device includes: a character information extracting unit that extracts character information from document image data; a feature character string extracting unit that extracts, as document name candidate character strings, a given number of character strings indicative of features of the document image data from the character information... Agent:

20140093172 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing method for identifying a region in an input image by character recognition, the region coinciding with a predetermined search condition, includes receiving the search condition, the search condition including assignments of plural format character strings, each format character string including an assignment of a character type or... Agent: Omron Corporation

20140093171 - System and method for generating machine readable medium: A system and method is provided that enables a business to purchase a generic, but unique, kit containing one or more signs, with a machine readable medium. The computer readable medium stores information relating to a unique web address of a configurable web site landing page. An administrator configures the... Agent:

20140093173 - Classifying a string formed from hand-written characters: A method of classifying a character string formed from a known number of hand-written characters is disclosed. The method starts by determining character probabilities for each hand-written character in the character string. Each character probability represents a likelihood of the respective hand-written character being a respective one of a plurality... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd

20140093174 - Systems and methods for image management: Systems and methods for organizing images extract low-level features from an image of a collection of images of a specified event, wherein the low-level features include visual characteristics calculated from the image pixel data, and wherein the specified event includes two or more sub-events; extract a high-level feature from the... Agent:

20140093175 - Information processing system, information processing device, information processing method, and computer readable recording medium: An information processing device that presents at least one of data stored in memory or indexes corresponding to the data; receives a selection of the presented at least one of the data or the indexes corresponding to the data; obtains information related to the selected at least one of the... Agent: Melco Holdings Inc.

20140093176 - Video analyzing device, video analyzing method, program, and integrated circuit: A video analyzing device according to the present invention specifies an object-related section from video. The object-related section being related to a specific object appearing in the video. The video analyzing device includes an object-related section specifier that specifies a non-detected section as the object-related section when a predetermined condition... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140093177 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus including a candidate pixel detector for detecting candidate pixels of boundary lines of sides of a document region, a classifier for classifying coordinates of the candidate pixels into coordinate groups, an approximate line calculator for calculating approximate lines for the boundary line based on each of... Agent:

20140093178 - Reducing memory bandwidth consumption when executing a program that uses integral images: Methods and apparatuses to reduce memory bandwidth consumption when executing a program that uses integral images are provided. A first integral image representation of a grayscale image may be computed using a first number of bits per pixel. A second integral image representation of the grayscale image may be computed... Agent:

20140093181 - Compressor, driving device, and display device: A compressor includes a memory storing a de-compression pixel value de-compressed after a pixel value is compressed, a direct compression unit compressing a pixel value corresponding to a compression target pixel, and a first difference compression unit configured to compress a difference value between the pixel value corresponding to the... Agent:

20140093179 - Electronic device for signaling a sub-picture buffer parameter: An electronic device for sending a message is described. The electronic device includes a processor and instructions stored in memory that is in electronic communication with the processor. The electronic device determines whether a picture is allowed to be decoded on a sub-picture level. If the picture is allowed to... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20140093180 - Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, and image coding and decoding apparatus: A dependency indication is signaled within the beginning of a packet, that is, within the adjacent of a slice header to be parsed or a parameter set. This is achieved, for example, by including the dependency indication at the beginning of the slice header, preferably after a syntax element identifying... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140093182 - Image pickup apparatus and image pickup control apparatus: Provided is an image pickup apparatus including: an image pickup unit configured to pick up an image; a frequency decomposition unit configured to frequency-decompose the picked-up image into one or more high-frequency images of high frequency components and a low-frequency image of a low frequency component; a first encoding unit... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140093184 - Image processing method, client, and image processing system: An image processing method, a client device, and an image processing system are provided. The method includes: detecting by a client device an image to be processed to obtain image information, and uploading the image information to a server; receiving by the client device at least one case related to... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140093183 - Smoothing method and apparatus for time data sequences: According to one exemplary embodiment, a smoothing method for time data sequences is performed, which includes: smoothing original data points of a time data sequence, then from smoothed data points, determining reference points for a global trajectory and a local trajectory; according to the reference points, calculating a direction of... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140093185 - Apparatus, system, and method for multi-patch based super-resolution from an image: Embodiments of the present invention include apparatuses, systems and methods for multi-patch based super-resolution from a single video frame. Such embodiments include a scale-invariant self-similarity (SiSS) based super-resolution method. Instead of searching HR examples in a database or in LR image, the present embodiments may select the patches according to... Agent:

20140093186 - System and method for converting source image data to tile data: System and method for converting source image data to tile data including (a) selecting a source image set; (b) computing a scaling value for the source image set; (c) establishing tile set geographic bounds of a tile set that is created based on the scaling value; (d) converting the tile... Agent: The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20140093187 - Image storage and retrieval based on eye movements: Various embodiments are generally directed to creating and using an index based on eye movements of the human eye to store and retrieve images in an image database. An apparatus comprises a processor circuit and a storage communicatively coupled to the processor circuit and storing instructions operative on the processor... Agent:

03/27/2014 > 66 patent applications in 40 patent subcategories.

20140086446 - Method and apparatus for image data processing, and electronic device including the apparatus: A camera control technique is provided. An image data processing apparatus includes a raw data processor configured to convert a signal collected by an image sensor into a digital signal, an identification information processor configured to allocate identification information to each video frame obtained by the raw data processor, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140086445 - Watermarking of digital video: Techniques and mechanisms for watermarking of digital video are described herein. According to various embodiments, a request to transmit to a client machine video content based on a video content distribution item may be received. The video content distribution item may be divided into a plurality of video content segments.... Agent: Mobitv, Inc.

20140086447 - Remote encoding center automation systems and methods: A nontransitory computer readable medium having stored thereon software instructions that, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to perform operations. The operations can include intercepting a request for manual processing of a mail piece image. The request can be transmitted by an originating MPE having failed to resolve... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20140086448 - Appearance model based automatic detection in sensor images: Embodiments relate to appearance model based automatic detection in sensor images. In one arrangement, a detection apparatus of an Automated Threat Detection system utilizes generative, statistical models of human appearance in sensor images, such as MMW images, as a basis for comparison with images received by a sensor such as... Agent: Mvt Equity LLC D/b/a Millivision Technologies

20140086450 - Facial tracking method: A facial tracking method for detecting and tracking at least one face image in a region during a time period. The facial tracking method includes a step of performing an image acquiring operation, a step of performing a facial detecting operation to detect whether there is any face image in... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.

20140086449 - Interaction system and motion detection method: A motion detection method applied in an interaction system is provided. The method has the following steps of: retrieving a plurality of images; recognizing a target object from the retrieved images; calculating a first integral value of a position offset value of the target object along a first direction from... Agent: Wistron Corp.

20140086451 - Method and apparatus for detecting continuous road partition: A method and an apparatus are disclosed for detecting a continuous road partition with a height, the method comprising the steps of: obtaining disparity maps having the continuous road partition, and U-disparity maps corresponding to the disparity maps; obtaining an intermediate detection result of the continuous road partition detected from... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140086452 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for periodic motion detection in multimedia content: In an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating selection of a region of interest (ROI) in a plurality of frames of a multimedia content. The ROI is associated with a motion of at least one object. An object mobility data matrix... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140086453 - Tire defect detection method: Provided is a tire defect detection method capable of accurately detecting a thinly extending convex defect of a tire surface. Prior to the start of Step S1, two-dimensional images including a slit light image are successively obtained in advance. In Step S1, a slit light image is extracted from data... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140086454 - Electro-optical radar augmentation system and method: Presently disclosed are concepts, systems, and techniques directed to augmenting a radar with a plurality of electro-optical (E/O) sensors. The E/O sensors operate in two or more IR bands and have variable range of sensitivities. The outputs from the E/O sensors are correlated to determine and confirm a launch or... Agent:

20140086455 - Mobile image quality assurance in mobile document image processing applications: Techniques for assuring the quality of mobile document image captured using a mobile device are provided. These techniques include performing one or more tests to assess the quality of images of documents captured using the mobile device. The tests can be selected based on the type of document that was... Agent: Mitek Systems

20140086458 - Media tagging: Tagging techniques use user interface features such as face icons that can be manipulated by a variety of cursors to tag media items including but not limited to photos. Tagged items can be presented automatically in response to establishing network communications between two devices.... Agent:

20140086457 - Method and system for attaching a metatag to a digital image: A system and method for tagging an image of an individual in a plurality of photos is disclosed herein. A feature vector of an individual is used to analyze a set of photos on a social networking website such as to determine if an image of the individual is... Agent: Facedouble, Inc.

20140086456 - Using facial recognition to match reproductive tissue donors and recipients: The Precision Donor System uses facial recognition software to allow reproductive tissue recipients (patients) to more closely match with reproductive tissue donors. Confidence in the selection of a donor leads to a greater acceptance of the child produced using the donor tissue. Using the program allows anonymous donors to remain... Agent:

20140086459 - Biometric authentication device and method: A biometric authentication device uses IR-VCSELs as light sources for performing a better biometric authentication by providing clearer images. A light guide module is introduced to minimize the size of the device. Moreover, the biometric authentication device uses a single image sensing module to gather the vein image and the... Agent: Truelight Corporation

20140086460 - Finger guide device with circumscribing ring: A finger guide device that positions a finger (or minutiae containing digit) of a human subject on a fingerprint sensor in a manner optimal for the data capture operation of authentication or identification of said subject wherein a relevant portion of the finger is in alignment with a sensor or... Agent: Pen-one, Inc.

20140086462 - Device and method for processing data derivable from remotely detected electromagnetic radiation: The present invention relates to a device and a method for processing data derivable from remotely detected electromagnetic radiation emitted or reflected by a subject, the data comprising physiological information. An input signal is received and indicative entities thereof are transmitted, the indicative entities being indicative of physiological information representative... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140086463 - Generating a slicing scheme for slicing a specimen: A system for generating a slicing scheme for slicing a specimen is disclosed. A parameter unit (1) is arranged for determining at least one parameter of a lesion in a specimen, based on an image dataset (14) representing at least part of the specimen. A slicing scheme unit (2) is... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140086461 - Method and system for determining time-based index for blood circulation from angiographic imaging data: A predetermined time-based index ratio such as time-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) is determined for evaluating a level of blood circulation between at least two locations such as a proximal location and a distal location in a selected blood vessel in the region of interest. One time-based FFR is obtained... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140086464 - Dynamic local registration system and method: In accordance with the teachings described herein, systems and methods are provided for generating images for use in systems, e.g., imaging systems. The method includes receiving at least a first set of images, providing a first registration, providing a display, and displaying a first image on said display. Further, the... Agent: Mim Software Inc.

20140086467 - Image reconstruction using gradient projection for medical imaging applications: Techniques and systems are disclosed for estimating an un-known image from a plurality of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) image projections. The unknown image is estimated by solving for minima of an expression comprising a fidelity term that is a function of the plurality of image projections and a regularization term... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140086468 - Method and apparatus for correction of artifacts in magnetic resonance images: In a method for the calculation of individual elements of a matrix to correct artifacts in magnetic resonance images that are reconstructed from measurement data acquired using an MR pulse sequence, in which gradients are switched simultaneously during the radiation of at least one non-selective excitation pulse, at least one... Agent:

20140086466 - Method for reconstructing ct image data with weighted backprojection, including computation unit and ct system for the method: A method, a computation unit and a CT system are disclosed for reconstructing CT image data, which includes a plurality of image voxels, by way of a weighted filtered back-projection. To weight the projection data during the filtered back-projection, a weight function is used, which weights the projection data from... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140086469 - Mri reconstruction with incoherent sampling and redundant haar wavelets: A method of image reconstruction for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system having a plurality of coils includes obtaining k-space scan data captured by the MRI system, the k-space scan data being representative of an undersampled region over time, determining a respective coil sensitivity profile for the region for each... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20140086465 - Multi-bone segmentation for 3d computed tomography: Multiple object segmentation is performed for three-dimensional computed tomography. The adjacent objects are individually segmented. Overlapping regions or locations designated as belonging to both objects may be identified. Confidence maps for the individual segmentations are used to label the locations of the overlap as belonging to one or the other... Agent: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.

20140086470 - X-ray ct apparatus: It is to provide an X-ray CT apparatus, which can realize accuracy and efficiency in a puncturing work. An X-ray CT apparatus 1 creates volume data based on a result obtained by X-ray scanning of a subject E for medical practice with a puncture needle. The X-ray CT apparatus 1... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140086471 - System and method for generating a 2d image from a tomosynthesis data set: A 2D mammogram image is synthesized from at least one of tomosynthesis projection images and/or the tomosynthesis reconstructed image data. In a simplest form, the mammogram may be synthesized by selecting one of the tomosynthesis projection images for display as a synthesized mammogram. Other methods of synthesizing a mammogram include... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20140086472 - X-ray diagnostic apparatus and storage medium storing x-ray diagnostic program: An X-ray diagnostic apparatus includes a peak frequency detector detecting a peak frequency of a first harmonic in a moiré pattern of a grid in an image; a harmonic remover removing the first harmonic and a second harmonic in the moiré pattern from the image in accordance with the peak... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20140086473 - Image processing device, an image processing method and a program to be used to implement the image processing: An image processing device may include an image scanning unit; an image memory; a sample area designating unit; a binarization unit for implementing a filtering process on a scanned multi-valued image, to produce the compensated image data and for binarizing the compensated image data; a correlation operation unit for acquiring... Agent: Nidec Sankyo Corporation

20140086474 - Unique part identifiers: A method of providing a unique identifier for a manufactured part includes defining a boundary area on at least one surface of the manufactured part, recording surface properties within a portion of the boundary area, interpreting the recorded surface properties with a pattern recognition algorithm to create the unique identifier,... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140086475 - Model-based registration and critical dimension metrology: A method and system for performing model-based registration and critical dimension measurement is disclosed. The method includes: utilizing an imaging device to obtain at least one optical image of a measurement site specified for a photomask; retrieving a design of photomask and utilizing a computer model of the imaging device... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140086478 - 3d vision processing: Methods and apparatuses are described for processing 3D vision algorithms. A 3D vision processor device comprises one or more 3D vision processing cores. Each 3D vision processing core includes one or more memory blocks for storing location values associated with 3D point cloud images and an arithmetic logic unit coupled... Agent:

20140086477 - Method and device for detecting drivable region of road: A method and a device are disclosed for detecting a drivable region of a road, the method comprising the steps of: deriving a disparity map from a gray-scale map including the road and detecting the road from the disparity map; removing a part with a height above the road greater... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140086476 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for high depth of field imaging: Methods, systems, and computer program products allow for the capturing of a high depth of field (DOF) image. A comprehensive depth map of the scene may be automatically determined. The scene may then be segmented, where each segment of the same corresponds to a respective depth of the depth map.... Agent:

20140086479 - Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, output apparatus, output method, and program: There is provided a signal processing apparatus including a learning unit that learns a plurality of base signals of which coefficients become sparse, using a cost function including a term showing a correspondence between the coefficients, such that signals are represented by a linear operation of the plurality of base... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140086480 - Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, output apparatus, output method, and program: There is provided a signal processing apparatus including a learning unit that learns a plurality of base signals of which coefficients become sparse, for each of features of signals, such that the signals are represented by a linear operation of the plurality of base signals.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140086481 - Systems and methods for visual object matching: Systems and methods for improving visual object recognition by analyzing query images are disclosed. In one example, a visual object recognition module may determine query images matching objects of a training corpus utilized by the module. Matched query images may be added to the training corpus as training images of... Agent: Google Inc.

20140086482 - Automatically matching colors in stereoscopic image pairs: A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for automatically matching colors in stereoscopic image pairs. A stereoscopic image pair is converted from a first color space to a second color space, comprising mapping color values in the first color space to color values in the second color space.... Agent:

20140086483 - Detecting a label from an image: Determining a label from an image is disclosed, including: obtaining an image; determining a first portion of the image associated with a special mark; determining a second portion of the image associated with a label based at least in part on the first portion of the image associated with the... Agent:

20140086484 - Image process with spatial periodicity measure: An image manipulation process is controlled by a spatial periodicity measure formed for an image or an image block by measuring the sparseness of the two-dimensional spatial frequency spectrum of the image on a scale of zero to unity in which a two-dimensional spatial frequency spectrum having all equal values... Agent:

20140086485 - Histogram stretching apparatus and method: There are provided a histogram stretching apparatus and a histogram stretching method. The histogram stretching apparatus includes: an image analyzing unit; a histogram generating unit; an extension level setting; and a histogram stretching unit, wherein the histogram generating unit adds a preset reference image level to the minimum image level... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140086486 - Adjusting the sharpness of a digital image: The sharpness of a digital image is adjusted according to defined aim subject and background sharpness levels. An image segmentation process is used to segment an input digital image into a subject region and a background region. The subject and background regions are analyzed to determine corresponding subject and background... Agent:

20140086487 - Estimating the clutter of digital images: A method for determining an estimated clutter level of an input digital image based on an inequality index. The inequality index is determined by partitioning the input digital image into small sub-images and analyzing the sub-images to determine a set of image features. The image features are associated with a... Agent:

20140086488 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute: acquiring a picked image; selecting pixels, which are adjacent to each other, to be connected based on value of the pixels in the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140086489 - Electronic apparatus and handwritten document processing method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display processor, and a correction calculator. The display processor is configured to display strokes corresponding to coordinates of loci of contact points on a display. The correction calculator is configured to calculate a correction direction and a correction quantity to correct... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140086491 - Method and apparatus for providing sign information: A method and apparatus for proving sign information are disclosed. The sign information providing method includes: extracting a first sign from an input image, wherein the first sign is pre-defined; extracting a second sign representing information corresponding to the first sign around the location of the first sign, from the... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140086492 - Storage method and storage device for database for approximate nearest neighbor search: The present application relates to a method whereby a plurality of characteristic vectors which are extracted from image data are logged in a database together with the image data for approximate nearest neighbor searching, and has as an objective reducing computation time and memory use. L groups of K hash... Agent: Osaka Prefecture University Public Corporation

20140086490 - Techniques for improved feature detection: Techniques for improved feature detection are described. In one embodiment, for example, a device may include a processor circuit and a feature detection module, and the feature detection module may be operative on the processor circuit to perform a first feature detection iteration for a graphics information element using an... Agent:

20140086493 - Providing privacy in a social network system: Embodiments generally relate to providing privacy in a social network system. In some embodiments, a method includes recognizing one or more objects in at least one photo. The method also includes determining one or more objects to be obscured in the at least one photo based on one or more... Agent: Google Inc.

20140086494 - Method for registering at least one part of a first and second image using a collineation warping function: The invention is related to a method for registering at least one part of a first image and of a second image, including the steps of providing a first image of the real environment and a coordinate system associated to the first image, a second image of the real environment,... Agent: Metaio Gmbh

20140086495 - Determining the estimated clutter of digital images: A method for determining an estimated clutter level of an input digital image based on an inequality index. The inequality index is determined by analyzing the input digital image to determine a set of image features. The image features are associated with a set of designated reference features, and the... Agent:

20140086496 - Image processing device, image processing method and program: An image processing device includes an evaluation unit which acquires a search pattern which is an appearance pattern of a person in a scene of a video content containing the scene, where a similar scene is to be searched, and a search target pattern which is an appearance pattern of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140086497 - Method and system for optimizing accuracy-specificity trade-offs in large scale visual recognition: As visual recognition scales up to ever larger numbers of categories, maintaining high accuracy is increasingly difficult. Embodiment of the present invention include methods for optimizing accuracy-specificity trade-offs in large scale recognition where object categories form a semantic hierarchy consisting of many levels of abstraction.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees For The Leland Stanford, Junior, University

20140086498 - Method for creating and using affective information in a digital imaging system: An image file for storing a still digital image and metadata related to the still digital image, the image file including digital image data representing the still digital image, and metadata that categorizes the still digital image as an important digital image, wherein the categorization uses a range of levels... Agent: Intellectual Ventures Fund 83 LLC

20140086499 - Dynamic creation of trend graph: A method of generating a trend graph comprises storing a stream of data elements in a buffer having a storage capacity corresponding to a first number of data elements, compressing the stored data elements to fit within a display having a size corresponding to a second number of data elements... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20140086500 - 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

20140086501 - Image processing device and image processing method: A filtering operation unit (254) performs a filtering operation by using the image data and the coefficient set of taps constructed with respect to a pixel to be filtered, the pixel to be filtered being of an image generated through a decoding process. A filter control unit (259) determines a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140086502 - Method and apparatus of chroma intra prediction with reduced line memory: A method and apparatus for chroma intra prediction for a current chroma block with reduced line memory requirement are disclosed. The chroma intra predictor is derived from reconstructed luma pixels of a current luma block using a model with parameters. In various embodiments according to the present invention, the derivation... Agent:

20140086503 - Method and system for encoding an image using normalized feature vectors: A method, system and computer program product for encoding an image is provided. The image that needs to be represented is represented in the form of a Gaussian pyramid which is a scale-space representation of the image and includes several pyramid images. The feature points in the pyramid images are... Agent:, Inc.

20140086504 - Encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus, and switch apparatus: Provided is an encoding apparatus including a frequency decomposition unit, a superimposition processing unit, and a transmission unit. The frequency decomposition unit is configured to frequency-decompose image data into a low-frequency-component: image and a plurality of high-frequency-component images. The superimposition processing unit is configured to superimpose the plurality of frequency-decomposed... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140086505 - Method and apparatus for generating photograph image: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for generating a photograph image. The method includes: measuring an illumination value, acquiring a plurality of source images used to generate one final image, generating a set final image either by selecting one source image with best quality among the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140086506 - Image editing device and image editing method: An image editing device of the present invention replaces part of a first image that has been subjected to lossy compression with a second image, and comprises a image quality adjustment section for carrying out image quality conversion processing that is the same as image quality variation arising due to... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.

20140086507 - Image enhancement methods and systems using the same: An embodiment of an image enhancement method is introduced for use in an electronic device. An image composed of a plurality of pixel values is first received, and each pixel therein is separated into two channels. The image is further divided into a plurality of blocks. A distribution of a... Agent: Htc Corporation

20140086508 - Semantic theme based shape collage representation for an image collection: Examples disclosed herein relate to creating an image collage in a semantic theme based shape. For example, a processor may determine a semantic theme associated with an image collection, select a shape associated with the semantic theme, and create a collage of at least a subset of the image collection... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140086509 - Registration of distorted images: An image registration method involves computing horizontal and vertical integral projection vectors for first and second distorted or partially distorted images or distortion-corrected images, or both. The images are registered by applying a translation, rotation and/or scale factor estimation between the first and second images on the horizontal and vertical... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited

20140086510 - Methods and systems for sharing real-time electronic content among social contacts: Systems and methods are discussed to share real-time electronic content among social contacts. The current location of a mobile device is determined to be at a live event. For example, GPS functionality may be used to determine the current location of the mobile device at a live event. A live... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

03/20/2014 > 64 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.

20140079279 - Interaction with and display of photographic images in an image stack: A number of images of a scene are captured and stored. The images are captured over a range of values for an attribute (e.g., a camera setting). One of the images is displayed. A location of interest in the displayed image is identified. Regions that correspond to the location of... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140079278 - Method and apparatus for creating a media sequence with automatic selection of an optimal sequence preset: A method and apparatus for creating a media sequence with an optimal sequence preset comprising accessing a plurality of media, wherein each media file in the plurality of media files comprises at least one frame comprising at least one object; calculating a sequence perimeter based on a union of a... Agent: Adobe Systems Inc.

20140079281 - Augmented reality creation and consumption: Architectures and techniques for augmenting content on an electronic device are described herein. In particular implementations, a user may use a portable device (e.g., a smart phone, tablet computer, etc.) to capture images of an environment, such as a room, outdoors, and so on. As the images of the environment... Agent: Gravity Jack, Inc.

20140079280 - Automatic detection of persistent changes in naturally varying scenes: A method for detecting a persistent change in a dynamically varying scene includes: obtaining a set of reference images of the scene; transforming the reference images into an abstract feature space; classifying pixels of the reference images in the abstract feature space; generating a stable reduced-reference image based on the... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20140079284 - Electronic system: An electronic system comprises an image-sensing device and a processor coupled with the image-sensing device. The image-sensing device includes an image-sensing area configured to generate a picture. The picture includes a noisy region. The processor is configured to select a tracking region from the portion of the picture outside of... Agent:

20140079283 - Generating a representation of an object of interest: A volumetric image of a space is acquired from an imaging system. The space includes an object of interest and another object, and the volumetric image includes data representing the object of interest and the other object. A two-dimensional radiograph of the space is acquired from the imaging system. The... Agent: L-3 Communications Security And Detection Systems, Inc.

20140079286 - Method and apparatus of object recognition: A method for object recognition recognizing an object included in an image comprises extracting image features from the image; extracting a first candidate object matched to each of the image features with the highest similarity score from among objects within an object database which previously stores information about a target... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140079285 - Movement prediction device and input apparatus using the same: A movement prediction device includes a CCD camera (image pickup device) for obtaining image information and a control unit for performing prediction of the movement of an operation body. In the control unit, a region regulation unit identifies a movement detection region on the basis of the image information, a... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.

20140079287 - Sonar imaging: A method for recognising a target in a sonar image, the method comprising: normalising a sonar image; using/defining multiple test objects; rotating each test object between multiple positions; using a projection of each test object in each position as a template, so that multiple templates are provided for each test... Agent: Seebyte Limited Et Al.

20140079282 - System and method for detecting, tracking and counting human objects of interest using a counting system and a data capture device: A system for counting and tracking objects of interest within a predefined area with a sensor that captures object data and a data capturing device that receives subset data to produce reports that provide information related to a time, geographic, behavioral, or demographic dimension.... Agent: Shoppertrak Rct Corporation

20140079288 - Apparatus and method for processing color image using depth image: An image processing apparatus and method using a depth image are provided. The image processing apparatus may include a region determination unit to determine a foreground region and a background region in a color image using a depth image, and a color compensation unit to compensate a color with respect... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140079290 - Image processing device for performing image processing on moving image: An image processing device executes: a determination process of determining similarity of a motion of a subject in each of a plurality of pieces of moving image data stored in the storing unit; a selection process of selecting a specific piece of moving image data from among the pieces of... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140079289 - Information generation apparatus that generates information on a sequence of motions: An information generation apparatus includes a specification unit that specifies a plurality of points in time of a sequence of motions of a person; and a generation unit that generates information relating to a rhythm of the sequence of motions, based on the plurality of points in time specified.... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140079291 - System and method for analyzing and processing food product: Systems and methods are described that provide a fast and simple way of processing meat or food products. Information is compiled and analyzed regarding the condition of a carcass, meat product, styling of the meat product and associated tray or package. Information is used in various processes, including determining which... Agent: Jbs Usa, LLC

20140079293 - Image inspection apparatus, image inspection method, and control program of image inspection apparatus: An image inspection apparatus for inspecting an output image on a recording medium by scanning the output image as a scanned image includes an inspection reference image generator to generate an inspection reference image using data of an output-target image; an image inspection unit to determine whether the scanned image... Agent:

20140079292 - Image inspection apparatus, image inspection system and image inspection method: An image inspection apparatus for inspecting a scanned image of an output image includes an inspection reference image generator to generate an inspection reference image; an image inspection unit to determine a defect by comparing a difference between the inspection reference image and the scanned image with a threshold; a... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140079294 - Systems, methods and computer program products for determining document validity: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an image of a document; performing optical character recognition (OCR) on the image; extracting an address of a sender of the document from the image based on the OCR; comparing the extracted address with content in a first database; identifying complementary textual information... Agent: Kofax, Inc.

20140079295 - Apparatus and method for discriminating disguised face: An apparatus for discriminating a disguised face includes a face area detector configured to detect a face area in an input image provided from an external source. The apparatus includes a skin color modeling module configured to separate a skin color area from the face area and a disguised face... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140079296 - Biometric identification via retina scanning: Various systems, processes, and techniques may be used to achieve biometric identification via retina scanning. In some implementations, systems, processes, and techniques may include the ability to scan a retina using a scanning laser ophthalmoscope to acquire at least one retina image, analyze the image to identify retina blood vessels,... Agent: Retina Biometrix, LLC

20140079297 - Application of z-webs and z-factors to analytics, search engine, learning, recognition, natural language, and other utilities: Here, we introduce Z-webs, including Z-factors and Z-nodes, for the understanding of relationships between objects, subjects, abstract ideas, concepts, or the like, including face, car, images, people, emotions, mood, text, natural language, voice, music, video, locations, formulas, facts, historical data, landmarks, personalities, ownership, family, friends, love, happiness, social behavior, voting... Agent:

20140079298 - Digital image search system and method: A method and system for of identifying an unknown individual from a digital image is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the present invention allows an individual to photograph a facial image an unknown individual, transfer that facial image to a server for processing into a feature vector, and then search... Agent: Facedouble, Inc.

20140079299 - Person recognition apparatus and method thereof: According to one embodiment, an apparatus includes input unit, detecting unit, extraction unit, storage, selection unit, determination unit, output unit, and setting unit. The selection unit selects operation or setting modes. In operation mode, it is determined whether captured person is preregistered person. In setting mode, threshold for the determination... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140079300 - Method and device for capturing fingerprints with reliably high quality based on fingerprint scanners: A method and a device for capturing fingerprints with reliably high quality based on fingerprint scanners are disclosed. The invention finds a novel possibility for capturing fingerprints of sufficiently high quality in which comprehensible feedback information of the capture process is given in real time so that the user can... Agent: Cross Match Technologies Gmbh

20140079302 - Medical image compression device, medical image compression method, and prediction knowledge database creation device: A medical image compression device includes: a compression target obtaining unit obtaining a target medical image to be compressed and diagnostic finding information for the target image; a clinical condition range obtaining unit dividing the target image into regions for the respective clinical conditions based on the diagnostic finding information;... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140079301 - Method for determining axial direction of bore of bone fixator: A method for determining an axial direction of a bore of a bone fixator includes the following steps: obtaining X-ray images of the bore, calculating perpendicular bisectors, determining spatial planes, and obtaining the axial direction of the bore. After X-ray images of the bore are taken from two X-ray source... Agent: National Central University

20140079303 - Systems and methods for automatic detection and testing of images for clinical relevance: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for automatic detection of clinical relevance of images of an anatomical situation. The method includes comparing a first image and a second image and determining whether a difference between the first and second images is at least one of a local type difference and... Agent: Stryker Trauma Gmbh

20140079307 - Dose- and time-optimized monitoring of bolus values: A method and a system for monitoring a bolus value are disclosed. The method includes contrast-agent-assisted test recording of a time series of test images of a region under examination, wherein one bolus value is determined in each of the respective test images, together with the change in the bolus... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140079305 - Method and apparatus for image enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging using motion corrupted data: An apparatus and method process image data, including motion corrupted data, from a magnetic resonance imaging procedure to obtain and reconstruct images for cardiac, cardiovascular, coronary arterial, and/or pulmonary vein diagnoses in a subject. The apparatus and method include a processor operating predetermined software which receives the image data, classifies... Agent: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc. (bidmc, Inc.)

20140079304 - Method and system for correction of lung density variation in positron emission tomography using magnetic resonance imaging: Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to correcting lung density variations in positron emission tomography (PET) images of a subject using a magnetic resonance (MR) image. A pulmonary vasculature and an outer extent of a lung cavity can be identified in a MR image corresponding to a thoracic... Agent: General Electric Company

20140079306 - Region extraction apparatus, method and program: A three-dimensional medical image obtainment unit that obtains a three-dimensional medical image of a chest, a bronchial structure extraction unit that extracts a bronchial structure from the three-dimensional medical image, a divided lung region obtainment unit that divides, based on the divergence of the bronchial structure, the bronchial structure into... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140079308 - Method and system for real time stent enhancement on live 2d fluoroscopic scene: A method and system for real time stent enhancement on a live 2D fluoroscopic scene is disclosed. A motion compensated stent enhancement image is generated from a first set of frames in a fluoroscopic image sequence. A weighting field is generated based on the motion compensated stent enhancement image. For... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20140079310 - Radiation exposure dose obtaining apparatus, method, and program: In a case where a radiation exposure dose of a subject is obtained in a radiation exposure dose obtaining apparatus based on a radiation image signal of each frame detected by a radiation image detector by continuously performing radiological imaging of the subject due to the continuous radiological imaging, an... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140079309 - Rib suppression in radiographic images: A method for rib suppression in a chest x-ray image of a patient. The method detects and labels one or more ribs in a region of interest in the x-ray image that includes a lung region. The method obtains a rib model for one or more ribs of the image... Agent:

20140079311 - System, method and computer program product for classification: A computerized system for classification of pixels in an inspection image into noise-indicative populations, the system including: an interface operable to obtain an inspection image and to provide information of the inspection image to a processor connected thereto which includes: a noise estimation module and a classification module configured to... Agent: Applied Materials Israel Ltd.

20140079312 - Method and system for optimizing optical inspection of patterned structures: A system and method are presented for use in inspection of patterned structures. The system comprises: data input utility for receiving first type of data indicative of image data on at least a part of the patterned structure, and data processing and analyzing utility configured and operable for analyzing the... Agent: Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd.

20140079313 - Method and apparatus for adjusting image depth: A method for adjusting image depth includes receiving a three-dimension (3D) image including a first image and a second image. The method includes measuring the 3D image to generate a first parallax gradient value, calculating a second parallax gradient value according to the first parallax gradient value and a user... Agent: Ali (zhuhai) Corporation

20140079314 - Method and apparatus for improved training of object detecting system: An adequate solution for computer vision applications is arrived at more efficiently and, with more automation, enables users with limited or no special image processing and pattern recognition knowledge to create reliable vision systems for their applications. Computer rendering of CAD models is used to automate the dataset acquisition process... Agent:

20140079315 - Methods and systems for reducing memory footprints associated with classifiers: Methods and systems for reducing the required footprint of SNoW-based classifiers via optimization of classifier features. A compression technique involves two training cycles. The first cycle proceeds normally and the classifier weights from this cycle are used to rank the Successive Mean Quantization Transform (SMQT) features using several criteria. The... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140079316 - Segmentation co-clustering: An approach to segmentation or clustering of a set of elements combines separate procedures and uses training data for those procedures on labeled data. This approach is applied to elements being components of an image of text (e.g., printed or handwritten). In some examples, the elements are connected sets of... Agent: Raytheon Bbn Technologies Corp.

20140079317 - Electronic apparatus and handwritten document processing method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a display processor configured to display a first locus input by handwriting with a second color equal to a color of a background in an input mode, and to display a second locus input by handwriting with the first color in an... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140079318 - Image processing device, image processing method and computer readable storage medium: An image processing device includes an extraction unit, a judgment unit, a restoration unit and a specification unit. The extraction unit specifies a first same-color area having a color similar to a color of a pointer in a pre-pointed image of a subject not overlapped by the pointer to extract... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140079319 - Methods for enhancing images and apparatuses using the same: An embodiment of an image enhancement method is introduced. An object is detected from a received image according to a object feature. An intensity distribution of the object is computed. A plurality of color values of pixels of the object is mapped to a plurality of new color values of... Agent: Htc Corporation

20140079320 - Feature searching along a path of increasing similarity: Techniques for searching in an image for a particular block of pixels that represents a feature are described herein. The techniques may include searching within an expanding search area to find a block of pixels that has a threshold amount of similarity to a block of pixels of a preceding... Agent: Gravity Jack, Inc.

20140079321 - Device and method for detecting the presence of a logo in a picture: c

20140079322 - Image synthesizing system, image processing apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing apparatus comprises an image acquiring unit that acquires images from the image managing server; an image analyzing unit that analyzes the acquired images to determine evaluation values thereof; a grouping unit that groups the acquired images into groups based on collateral information of the acquired images; a... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140079323 - Classification apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium: A classification apparatus includes: a spectrogram generation unit that generates a spectrogram of a time variation signal of a classification object by processing the time variation signal of the classification object obtained by a sensor; a two-dimensional Fourier transform calculation unit that calculates a two-dimensional Fourier transform of the generated... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140079324 - Image classifying apparatus for classifying images and electronic album creating apparatus for creating electronic album consisting of plural images: In an image classifying apparatus, an image is designated as a designated image from among plural candidate images, the designated image being one of images to be contained in at least one group, attribute information is obtained from the designated image, selecting conditions of images are decided based on the... Agent:

20140079325 - Image information processing system, image information processor and recording media: An information processing apparatus that stores first image data in a memory; acquires second image data; determines whether the second image data is similar to the first image data; acquires a first rating corresponding to the first image data and a second rating corresponding to the second image data; and... Agent: Buffalo Inc.

20140079326 - Object identification system and program: An object identification system 1 acquires a captured image of each of objects respectively having peculiar patterns on surfaces thereof, images being formed on the surfaces, classifies, for each of objects, the object into any one of classifications according to features in the captured image acquired concerning the object, and... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140079328 - Encoding apparatus, decoding apparatus, and switcher apparatus: An encoding apparatus includes: an extraction unit to extract a boundary component from image data; a first frequency decomposition unit to perform frequency decomposition on the remaining image data to obtain a first low-frequency component and a first high-frequency component; a low-frequency signal processing unit to perform signal processing on... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140079327 - Hybrid encoding/decoding for remote gaming: Rendered image data is encoded by a server computing device and transmitted to a remote client device that executes an interactive application program. The client device decodes and displays the image data and, when the user interacts with the application program, the client device provides input control signals to the... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140079331 - Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, and image coding and decoding apparatus: An image decoding method obtains pieces of coded data which are included in a bitstream and generated by coding tiles obtained by dividing a picture. The pieces of coded data are decoded to generate image data of the tiles. When obtaining the pieces of coded data, tile boundary independence information... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140079330 - Image compression and decompression: Clusters of pixels are defined for image compression and decompression. The image information used to define the clusters may include pixel values at predetermined positions relative to a pixel or related motion vectors, gradients, texture etc. During compression of images, image information relative to pixels is examined to determine the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140079329 - Image decoding method and image decoding apparatus: An image decoding method includes: obtaining setting information for setting a first quantization matrix; and inverse-quantizing coefficients of the image, using the first quantization matrix set according to the setting information. In the inverse-quantizing: when the setting information includes specifying information for specifying a second quantization matrix and the second... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140079332 - Method and module for acquiring position information of transform block: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for acquiring position information of a transform block. The method includes: obtaining a splitting manner of an image block; obtaining splitting direction information according to the splitting manner of the image block and a splitting layer number of a transform block,... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

20140079333 - Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program, and recording medium: An image processing device that performs image processing on a composite image obtained by merging a first image and a second image having different exposure conditions. A data acquiring unit acquires the composite image and region data indicating a target region of the composite image. A image processing unit performs... Agent: Morpho, Inc.

20140079335 - High dynamic range image generation and rendering: Techniques and tools for high dynamic range (HDR) image rendering and generation. An HDR image generating system performs motion analysis on a set of lower dynamic range (LDR) images and derives relative exposure levels for the images based on information obtained in the motion analysis. These relative exposure levels are... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140079334 - System for photograph enhancement by user controlled local image enhancement: In photography, High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology typically consists of (1) acquiring a wide dynamic range image and (2) adapting the wide dynamic range image to fit to the display range of the device. The first part can be achieved by using a special sensor or by combining two or... Agent:

20140079336 - Systems and methods for correcting user identified artifacts in light field images: Systems and methods for correction of user identified artifacts in light field images are disclosed. One embodiment of the invention is a method for correcting artifacts in a light field image rendered from a light field obtained by capturing a set of images from different viewpoints and initial depth estimates... Agent: Pelican Imaging Corporation

20140079337 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium in which program is stored: An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit that is capable of storing a look-up table having association information for associating at least one first image with at least one second image that is different from the first image, a constraint condition storage unit that is capable of storing a... Agent: I-cubed Research Center Inc.

20140079338 - Method and system for registering images: A system for registering images includes an image registration unit. The image registration unit is configured to receive first image data for a first image in an N-dimensional space, receive second image data for a second image in the N-dimensional space, calculate a field of update vectors that maps the... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140079339 - System and method for zooming different regions in image at different scales: A system and a method for zooming different regions in an image at different scales are provided. Through a technical means of determining a valid region and an invalid region in an original image, and respectively zooming the valid region and the invalid region at different scales, a technical efficacy... Agent: Inventec (pudong) Technology Corporation

20140079340 - Image management apparatus, management method, and storage medium: An image management apparatus generates, from a plurality of metadata respectively corresponding to a plurality of images, summary data of the plurality of metadata, and stores the summary data in association with the plurality of metadata.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140079341 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: an image obtaining unit which obtains an input image; a mask image obtaining unit which obtains a mask image indicating an unnecessary region in the input image; an image generation unit which (i) generates a first reversed image by performing, on a first region adjacent... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

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