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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/27/2014 > 74 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.
20140056469 - Contextualization of machine indeterminable information based on machine determinable information: A system for contextualizing machine indeterminable information based on machine determinable information may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory may store an electronic document image which may include information determinable by a machine and information indeterminable by a machine. The processor may be operative to receive,... Agent: Dst Technologies, Inc.
20140056475 - Apparatus and method for recognizing a character in terminal equipment: A text recognition apparatus and method recognizes text in the image taken by a camera. The text recognition method of a mobile terminal includes displaying a preview image input from a camera; recognizing a text image where a pointer is placed on the preview image; displaying recognized text data and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20140056472 - Hand detection, location, and/or tracking: Various arrangements for identifying a location of a hand of a person are presented. A group of pixels may be identified in an image of a scene as including the person. A reference point may be set for the group of pixels identified as the person. The hand may be... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140056476 - Incorporating video meta-data in 3d models: A moving object tracked within a field of view environment of a two-dimensional data feed of a calibrated video camera is represented by a three-dimensional model. An appropriate three-dimensional mesh-based volumetric model for the object is initialized by using a back-projection of a corresponding two-dimensional image. A texture of the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140056474 - Method and apparatus for recognizing polygon structures in images: Technology is disclosed herein for recognizing and processing planar features in images such as walls of rooms. A method according to the technology receives a digital at a computing device. The computing device recognizes a polygonal region of the digital image corresponding to a planar feature of an object captured... Agent: Mdi Touch LLC
20140056473 - Object detection apparatus and control method thereof, and storage medium: The object detection apparatus prevents or eliminates detection errors caused by changes of an object which frequently appears in a background. To this end, an object detection apparatus includes a detection unit which detects an object region by comparing an input video from a video input device and a background... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140056471 - Object tracking using background and foreground models: Various arrangements for modeling a scene are presented. A plurality of images of the scene captured over a period of time may be received, each image comprising a plurality of pixels. A plurality of background models may be created using the plurality of images. At least one background model may... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140056478 - Product identification using mobile device: A method and apparatus for obtaining an image and providing one or more document files to a user is disclosed. The method may include receiving an image of a target object using an imaging device, analyzing the image to identify one or more features, and accessing a model database to... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140056470 - Target object angle determination using multiple cameras: Systems, methods, and computer media for determining the angle of a target object with respect to a device are provided herein. Target object information captured at approximately the same time by at least two cameras can be received. The target object information can comprise images or distances from the target... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140056477 - Video object fragmentation detection and management: Disclosed herein are a computer-implemented method and a camera system for determining a current spatial representation for a detection in a current frame of an image sequence. The method derives an expected spatial representation (820) for the detection based on at least one previous frame, generates a spatial representation (810)... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140056479 - Determination of train presence and motion state in railway environments: Foreground feature data and motion feature data is determined for frames of video data acquired from a train track area region of interest. The frames are labeled as “train present” if the determined foreground feature data value meets a threshold value, else as “train absent; and as “motion present” if... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140056480 - Image matching using inlier coverage: A method, system and computer program product for matching images is provided. The images to be matched are represented by feature points and feature vectors and orientations associated with the feature points. First, putative correspondences are determined by using feature vectors. A subset of putative correspondences is selected and the... Agent: A9.com, Inc.
20140056481 - Methods of multinary inversion for imaging objects with discrete physical properties: A method of multinary inversion for imaging objects with discrete physical properties of the examined medium is described. The model parameters of the target area are parameterized in terms of a multinary function of the physical properties that accepts a finite number of discrete values from the continuum of at... Agent: Technoimaging, LLC
20140056482 - Method, sensor unit and machine for detecting \"sugar top\" defects in potatoes: The invention relates to a method, a sensor unit and a machine for detecting “sugar end” defects in potatoes. The method comprises irradiating potatoes with at least one light source, for a plurality of locus points on each potato, wherein locus points lie on the end regions of the potato... Agent: Evk Di Kerschhaggl Gmbh
20140056483 - Identifying and generating color and texture video cohorts based on video input: A computer system generates video based cohorts. Digital video data is processed to identify a set of color and texture based attributes associated with clothing worn by a set of objects. The digital video data comprises metadata describing the set of objects. The set of color and texture based attributes... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140056484 - Quality checks for printed pages using target images that are generated external to a printer: Systems and methods are provided for ensuring that printed output for a print job matches the expected output for a print job. The system comprises a control unit and a comparison unit. The control unit receives a print job and modifies the print job by adding a tag to each... Agent:
20140056485 - Semi-automatic extraction of linear features from image data including path material type attribution: Method for editing a vector set associated with an extracted linear feature in a remotely sensed image, the vector set defining a path and being tied to a geographical location. The method includes displaying the path in a graphical display. Once the user activates a smart editing tool, the user... Agent: Geoeye Solutions, Inc.
20140056486 - System and method for comparing documents: The present invention relates to a system and a method for comparing information contained on at least two documents belonging to an entity. The present invention includes at least one device configured to receive information from at least one first document and at least one second document; then, compare at... Agent: Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc.
20140056487 - 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 captured image; extracting first feature data and second feature data of a first user included in the image; calculating a first... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140056488 - Method and apparatus to relate biometric samples to target far and frr with predetermined confidence levels: At least two biometric measurements of a person are collected, then a statistical measure based on the measurements is computed. The statistical measure is a bounded estimate of the discriminative power of a test based on the measurements. While the discriminative power is less than a target value, additional biometric... Agent: Louisiana Tech University Foundation, Inc.
20140056490 - Image recognition apparatus, an image recognition method, and a non-transitory computer readable medium thereof: According to one embodiment, an image recognition apparatus includes an acquisition unit, a detection unit, an extraction unit, a calculation unit, and a matching unit. The acquisition unit is configured to acquire an image. The detection unit is configured to detect a face region of a target person to be... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140056491 - Method and device for authenticating a user: A method of deriving authentication data comprises selecting an illumination configuration from a plurality of predetermined illumination configurations; illuminating at least a part of the user in a manner corresponding to the selected illumination configuration; capturing an image of at least a portion of the illuminated user; and determining whether... Agent: VodafoneIPLicensing Limited
20140056489 - System and method for sharing media: A method, computer program product, and computer system for determining, on a computing device, a feature of an object associated with at least a portion of media. A value is associated with the feature of the object. A score of the object is determined based, at least in part, on... Agent: Google Inc.
20140056492 - Systems and methods for online identity verification: A system controlling online access to a study course verifies the identity of an individual taking a study course over a global computer network from a first computer at a node of the network. The first computer has a biometric identification program and communicates over the network with a second... Agent:
20140056493 - Electronic device performing finger biometric pre-matching and related methods: An electronic device may include a finger biometric sensor to sense a user's finger adjacent thereto, and a memory for storing finger matching biometric data and a subset of finger matching biometric data. The electronic device may include a processor coupled to the finger biometric sensor to acquire finger matching... Agent: Authentec, Inc.
20140056495 - Imaging calibration device:
20140056494 - System and method for quality assurance in pathology: Systems and methods for improving quality assurance in pathology using automated quality assessment and digital image enhancements on digital slides prior to analysis by the pathologist are provided. A digital pathology system (slide scanning instrument and software) creates, assesses and improves the quality of a digital slide. The improved digital... Agent: Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc.
20140056499 - Apparatus and method for generating image using correction model: A method and apparatus for generating an image with a correction model are provided. The method of generating a correction model of a detector may involve: changing a location of a point source and obtaining a signal emitted from the point source; calculating at least one parameter representing a distribution... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140056500 - Generating attenuation correction maps for combined modality imaging studies and improving generated attenuation correction maps using mlaa and dcc algorithms: The DCC (Data Consistency Condition) algorithm is used in combination with MLAA (Maximum Likelihood reconstruction of Attenuation and Activity) to generate extended attenuation correction maps for nuclear medicine imaging studies. MLAA and DCC are complementary algorithms that can be used to determine the accuracy of the mu-map based on PET... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20140056502 - Image processing device for finding corresponding regions in two image data sets of an object: The invention relates to an image processing device (1) for finding corresponding first and second regions in two image data sets of an object. In a first image data set a source line and in a second image data set a corresponding target line are determined depending on reference regions... Agent:
20140056496 - Method and apparatus for accelerated phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography and blood flow imaging: An apparatus and method process magnetic resonance image (MRI) data and other data from a subject, including image data corresponding to at least one of angiographic data, four-dimensional blood flow, neurological blood flow, abdominal blood flow, and peripheral blood flow in the subject, and applies a compressed sensing (CS) reconstruction... Agent: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc. (bidmc, Inc)
20140056501 - Method and system for multi-atlas segmentation of brain computed tomography image data: A method and system for multi-atlas segmentation brain structures and vessel territories in a brain computed tomography (CT) image is disclosed. Each of a plurality of atlas images is individually registered to an input brain CT image, resulting in a plurality of warped atlas images. A region of interest is... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20140056503 - Multi-energy imaging: A method includes generating landmarks, for different compositions of materials in scanned structure, wherein a landmark represents a location of a composition of materials, distorted by beam hardening, in a multi-energy Hounsfield Unit space and using the landmarks to perform an image domain material separation and quantification free of beam... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140056497 - System and method for correcting for metal artifacts using multi-energy computed tomography: A method is provided. The method includes acquiring a first dataset at a first energy spectrum and a second dataset at a second energy spectrum. The method also includes extracting a metal artifact correction signal using the first dataset and the second dataset or using a first reconstructed image and... Agent: General Electric Company
20140056498 - System and method for registering ultrasound and magnetic resonance images: A system and methods are presented for emulating the appearance of prominent features captured in ultrasound through directional dilation of a magnetic resonance gradient image along a direction determined by the relative ultrasound scan-head location with respect to the magnetic resonance gradient image in order to improve the robustness and... Agent: Dartmouth College
20140056504 - Progressive decision for cellular process selection: A computerized image guided biological cellular process progressive selection method receives at least one state cell image. A state cell region recognition is performed using the state cell image to generate state cell region output. A state cell measurement is performed using the state cell region to generate at least... Agent: Drvision Technologies LLC
20140056505 - Visualization and measurement of cell compartments: The disclosure features methods and systems that include a detector configured to obtain multiple images of a sample stained with first and second stains, where the first and second stains have similar spectral absorption and emission profiles, and an electronic processor configured to decompose the multiple images into an unmixed... Agent: Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc.
20140056506 - Electronic device and method for detecting state of lamps: In a method for closely monitoring a state of a lamp using an electronic device, a plurality of images of the lamp are captured by an image capturing unit of the lamp and a specified number of captured images are sampled. A luminance value of each of the sampled images... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20140056507 - Methods and systems for inspecting a workpiece: Methods and systems for inspecting a workpiece are provided. The method includes storing model data associated with the workpiece in an inspection system, determining a relative position of a depth sensing device relative to the workpiece, and calibrating a pose view for the inspection system relative to the model based... Agent:
20140056508 - Apparatus and method for image matching between multiview cameras: An apparatus for image matching between multiview cameras includes a pattern model storing unit to store a pattern model, a matching processing unit to match the stored pattern model with a point cloud obtained by at least one depth camera, and a parameter obtaining unit to obtain a parameter for... Agent:
20140056510 - Face location detection: The location of a face is detected from data about a scene. A 3D surface model from is obtained from measurements of the scene. A 2D angle data image is generated from the 3D surface model. The angle data image is generated for a virtual lighting direction, the image representing... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140056509 - Signal processing method, signal processing apparatus, and storage medium: There is provided with a signal processing method. A filtering result is generated by performing spatial filtering on multi-dimensional data. Encoding result data is output by encoding the filtering result using a value at a pixel of interest of the filtering result and a value at a reference pixel located... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140056511 - Systems and methods for creating a visual vocabulary: Systems and methods for generating a visual vocabulary build a plurality of visual words via unsupervised learning on set of features of a given type; decompose one or more visual words to a collection of lower-dimensional buckets; generate labeled image representations based on the collection of lower dimensional buckets and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140056512 - Systems and methods for lossy compression of image color profiles: Techniques for accurate color representation of images stored within a social networking system. In an embodiment, an error metric and a target error threshold are determined. A binary search algorithm and a simulated annealing algorithm are performed. A color profile for transforming an image in a first color space to... Agent:
20140056513 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for compound image demosaicing and warping: Methods, systems, and computer program products to obtain a color image from a color filter array, such as, for example, a color filter array comprising a Bayer pattern. A method of image processing includes, for each pixel location (i,j) and for each color channel in a color image, determining a... Agent:
20140056515 - Automatic background identification in video images: Methods and systems are provided allowing for background identification in video images. A computer-implemented image processing method includes: receiving, using at least one processing circuit, a plurality of image frames of a video; constructing, using at least one processing circuit, a plurality of statistical models of the plurality of image... Agent: Google Inc.
20140056514 - Method for processing multiple images of a same scene: An automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. The method comprises the steps of providing a sequence of image files depicting images of a same scene, in a computer memory, determining correspondence information relevant to the same scene across the sequence of images, and generating individual intrinsic images... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20140056516 - Adaptive image compression system and method: Provided are an adaptive image compression system and method. The adaptive image compression method includes a step of determining, at an adaptive image compression system, characteristics of an image that is to be compressed, a step of determining, at the adaptive image compression system, a quantization scale factor based on... Agent: Quram Co.,ltd.
20140056517 - Method, system and apparatus for applying histogram equalization to an image: A method for applying histogram equalization to an image comprises calculating a histogram of at least one image portion of an input image to obtain histogram data representing the number of occurrences of different brightness values in said at least one image portion. Said histogram data is filled up such... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140056518 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes an object detection unit configured to detect a position of an object based on an input image, and a segmentation unit configured to segment, according to a result of detection by the object detection unit, the image into a plurality of regions, each of which... Agent:
20140056519 - Method, apparatus and system for segmenting an image in an image sequence: A method of segmenting an image into foreground and background regions, is disclosed. The image is divided into a plurality of blocks. The plurality of blocks comprises at least a first block of a first size and a second block of a second size. A first plurality of mode models... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140056520 - Region refocusing for data-driven object localization: A system and method are provided for segmenting an image. The method includes computing an image signature for an input image. One or more similar images are identified from a first set of images, based on the image signature of the input image and image signatures of images in the... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140056521 - Distributed document processing: A system for document processing including decomposing an image of a document into at least one data entry region sub-image, providing the data entry region sub-image to a data entry clerk available for processing the data entry region sub-image, receiving from the data entry clerk a data entry value associated... Agent: Orbograph Ltd
20140056522 - Method and apparatus for processing data using optical character reader: A method for processing data by using an optical character reader (OCR) is provided. The method includes obtaining OCR data from each image file of a plurality of image files and storing the obtained OCR data, receiving a search command with respect to an object, extracting the object from the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20140056523 - Mobile apparatus having hand writing function using multi-touch and control method thereof: A method of controlling a mobile apparatus having a hand writing function using a multi touch includes detecting a hand writing input that is input to a hand writing input window on a touch screen of the mobile apparatus, determining whether the detected hand writing input is a multi touch... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140056524 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program: There is provided an image processing device including an image processing unit configured to divide an input image, to generate a plurality of divided images, and configured to generate an output image which includes the divided images, and a communication unit configured to output the output image to a second... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140056525 - Server, server control method, program and recording medium: A request receiver (101) receives a request in which image ID information and a parameter for image processing are specified, from a terminal. An image processor (102) acquires an image based on the ID information that was specified in the received request, and by using the parameter that was specified... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.
20140056526 - Codeless qr code: A service provider receives, from a user, picture information captured by a user device from a picture mark associated with a product or service of a merchant. It determines a matching picture image by comparing the picture information with picture images in a server, previously registered by the merchant. It... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20140056527 - Face detection using division-generated haar-like features for illumination invariance: Faces in images are quickly detected with minimal memory resource usage. Instead of calculating a Haar-like feature value by subtracting the average pixel intensity value in one rectangular region from the average pixel intensity value in another, adjacent rectangular region, a face-detection system calculates that Haar-like feature value by dividing... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20140056528 - Vectorization approach to isolating local maxima in an n-dimensional dataset: Identification of maximum power scatters in an N-dimensional dataset generally requires two basic steps. The first step is to identify the max power scatters of the dataset and the second step removes neighboring power scatters (e.g., “hits”) of lower power. Current naïve approaches utilize an inefficient and computationally intensive brute... Agent: Raytheon Company
20140056529 - Image processing device and image processing method: An image processing device for identifying a characteristic of an eye from a face image comprising: a first differentiation unit configured to differentiate an eye region in at least a vertical direction of the eye to obtain a first luminance gradient; a first edge extraction unit configured to extract a... Agent: Omron Corporation
20140056530 - Facilitating access to content in a content-aware mesh: Facilitating access to content in a content-aware mesh may include a coordinating node storing information associated with each image of a plurality of images. The images may be distributed among at least two nodes of the mesh. The coordinating node may provide access to each image to a node of... Agent:
20140056531 - Signaling and uses of windowing information for images: Techniques and tools for signaling and using image tiling information (such as syntax elements relating index tables and header size), signaling and using windowing information (such as techniques for using windowing parameters when rotating, cropping or flipping images), and signaling and using alpha channel information are described.... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140056532 - Lossless compression of fragmented image data: Lossless compression of fragmented image data is disclosed. In some embodiments, a stream of information is received, wherein the stream of information comprises a sequence of tuples and wherein each of the tuples comprises data elements corresponding to one of a plurality of input channels. A channel transformer is employed... Agent:
20140056533 - Lossless compression of fragmented image data: Lossless compression of fragmented image data is disclosed. In some embodiments, a stream of information comprising data elements having statistical characteristics is received. An encoded output is produced by an encoder comprising a data compressor that implements a variable length code that is adapted to the statistical characteristics of the... Agent:
20140056535 - Image processing device and method: The present technique relates to image processing devices and methods that realize reductions of memory usage in orthogonal transform operations and inverse orthogonal transform operations. This disclosure includes: a horizontal one-dimensional inverse transform unit that performs a horizontal inverse orthogonal transform on an orthogonal transform coefficient generated by performing an... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140056534 - Transform space difference compression: An invention is disclosed for performing differencing of graphical data in post-transform space for a remote presentation session. Graphical data is transformed from a first representation to a second representation (e.g. with a DWT), and then a difference is taken of the post-transform data and the post-transform data of the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140056536 - Method and system for substantially removing dot noise: One technique performs noise removal substantially removing dot noise based upon pseudo-standard deviation (PSD). Another technique performs noise removal including the substantial removal of dot noise based upon Z-score with a punctured approach. The techniques are not limited to particular kernels and include both uniform and non-uniform kernels.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140056537 - Reducing digital image noise: Devices, systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with reducing digital image noise are described. In one embodiment, a method includes filtering a digital image with a plurality of adaptive filters, wherein the plurality of adaptive filters include a first filter configured to filter noise surrounding one or more edges in... Agent: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
20140056538 - Distortion of digital images using spatial offsets from image reference points: A method for distorting a digital image comprising receiving the coordinates of one or more than one image reference point defined by a user within the digital image, receiving one or more than one spatial offset assigned by the user and associated with the coordinates of the one or more... Agent: Google Inc.
20140056539 - Image editing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, image editing method, and program: First image data captured by a first image pickup apparatus and second image data captured by a second image pickup apparatus are stored in storing means. Thus, it is possible to correlate images with each other by using identification information of a user or the image pickup apparatus and identification... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140056540 - Non-destructive collaborative editing: Non-destructive collaborative editing may include a node among a plurality of nodes in a distributed collaborative environment receiving an input indicating a change regarding a displayed image. The node may receive another input to finalize the change. In response to the other input, the node may generate a rendition that... Agent:
20140056541 - Content selection apparatus and content selection method: A content selection apparatus selects a target content item which is a content item to be presented to a user, from a plurality of content items. The plurality of content items are sorted into a plurality of management units according to a creation date and time of each content item.... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140056542 - Trainable handheld optical character recognition systems and methods: A handheld scanner incorporates vision software to allow the handheld scanner to be trained for OCR. The handheld scanner can include a user interface to allow a user to associate an image of a mark with electronic data for the mark. The user interface, along with a range finder, can... Agent:02/20/2014 > 72 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.
20140050351 - Apparatus and method for receiving unmanned mail: Provided is an apparatus for receiving an unmanned mail capable of automatically acquiring the address information even though the user does not directly input the address information. The apparatus acquires address information of an addressee by automatically recognizing the address of the mail when the address is written on the... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140050361 - Apparatus and process for treating biological, microbiological and/or chemical samples: A process for treating samples of biological, microbiological and/or chemical material, comprising at least a step of arranging a plurality of samples of biological, microbiological and/or chemical material on a corresponding plurality of housing seats (4) of a transportable support body (3) of a support device (2), further comprising a... Agent: Copan Information Technologies S.r.l.
20140050354 - Automatic gesture recognition for a sensor system: A method for gesture recognition including detecting one or more gesture-related signals using the associated plurality of detection sensors; and evaluating a gesture detected from the one or more gesture-related signals using an automatic recognition technique to determine if the gesture corresponds to one of a predetermined set of gestures.... Agent:
20140050353 - Extracting feature quantities from an image to perform location estimation: A feature extraction method for extracting a feature from an image includes receiving an image and measured acceleration data from a mobile device; obtaining a gravity vector in the image in a camera coordinate system based on the measured acceleration data; obtaining a vanishing point in the image in a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140050359 - Extracting feature quantities from an image to perform location estimation: A feature extraction method for extracting a feature from an image includes receiving an image and measured acceleration data from a mobile device; obtaining a gravity vector in the image in a camera coordinate system based on the measured acceleration data; obtaining a vanishing point in the image in a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140050355 - Method and system for detecting sea-surface oil: A behavioral recognition system may include both a computer vision engine and a machine learning engine configured to observe and learn patterns of behavior in video data. Certain embodiments may be configured to detect and evaluate the presence of sea-surface oil on the water surrounding an offshore oil platform. The... Agent: Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc.
20140050357 - Method for determining a parameter set designed for determining the pose of a camera and/or for determining a three-dimensional structure of the at least one real object: A method for determining a parameter set which is designed to be used for determining the pose of a camera with regard to at least one real object and/or for determining a three-dimensional structure of the at least one real object, comprises the steps of providing a reference image including... Agent: Metaio Gmbh
20140050358 - Method of facial landmark detection: Detecting facial landmarks in a face detected in an image may be performed by first cropping a face rectangle region of the detected face in the image and generating an integral image based at least in part on the face rectangle region. Next, a cascade classifier may be executed for... Agent:
20140050352 - Method of identifying a tracked object for use in processing hyperspectral data: The invention relates a method of identifying a tracked object that has a known database of hyperspectral and spatial information. The method associates an identifier with the tracked object; selects a parameter associated with the hyperspectral or spatial information of the tracked object; detects a deviation in the selected parameter;... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems LLC
20140050356 - Multi-mode video event indexing: Multi-mode video event indexing includes determining a quality of object distinctiveness with respect to images from a video stream input. A high-quality analytic mode is selected from multiple modes and applied to video input images via a hardware device to determine object activity within the video input images if the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140050360 - Systems and methods for presence detection: Systems and methods are provided for presence detection using an image system. The image system may be a camera that is integrated into an electronic device. In some embodiments, the image system can accommodate multiple operating modes of the electronic device. For example, when the electronic device is operating in... Agent: Aptina Imaging Corporation
20140050362 - Route change determination system and method using image recognition information: The route change determination system using image recognition system includes: a GPS module; an image recognition module having a line recognition function; a road map storage module configured to store road map information and route change possible section information for changing a route of a vehicle; a road map receiving... Agent: Plk Technologies Co., Ltd.
20140050363 - Device and method for displaying full azimuth angle domain image data: A device, system, and method for displaying seismic image data may include computing, from a wide-azimuth data set, a discrete data set associated with an image function at a seismic image point. The discrete data set may be mapped onto a continuous curved three-dimensional surface. The mapped data set may... Agent: Paradigm Geophysical Ltd.
20140050364 - Method and arrangement for the optical evaluation of harvested crop in a harvesting machine: An arrangement for the optical evaluation of harvested crop in a harvesting machine includes a camera located for taking images of threshed out crop elements (grain and material other than grain) being conveyed within a channel of the machine. An electronic image processing system receives the images and identifies individual... Agent:
20140050365 - Seed classification using spectral analysis to determine existence of a seed structure: This disclosure relates to a method and system that models a seed structure and uses a spectral analysis to identify which morphological seed structures are existent in the seed/seedling. Additionally, this disclosure relates to a method and system that applies multi-spectral analysis using predetermined models of a seed/seedling to identify... Agent: Ball Horticultural Company
20140050366 - System for predicting game animal movement and managing game animal images: A system for managing scouting images, including a scouting camera configured to record and store images of subjects at a particular location and an image management device which has a processor that creates a predictive statement based on image content of the images stored on the scouting camera or copies... Agent: Non Typical, Inc.
20140050367 - Smart document capture based on estimated scanned-image quality: A method for providing real-time feedback of an estimated quality of a captured final image, the method including obtaining a preliminary image, calculating a quality score of the preliminary image, and in response to the quality score of the preliminary image exceeding a threshold quality value, taking a first action.... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140050368 - Semi-automatic extraction of linear features from image data including path width attribution: Method for editing a vector set associated with an extracted linear feature in a remotely sensed image, the vector set defining a path and being tied to a geographical location. The method includes displaying the path in a graphical display. Once the user activates a smart editing tool, the user... Agent: Geoeye Solutions, Inc.
20140050369 - Image advocacy in portable computing devices: A mechanism is provided for identifying one or more eligible image candidates. Responsive to a determination that the storage of a recently captured image raising an allocated captured images memory space in a storage to a point that storage of a next captured image would raise the allocated captured images... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140050370 - Ocular biometric authentication with system verification: A biometric authentication system includes an image database and a user database containing user profiles. Each user profile is associated with a selected image in the image database as an image key and with an ocular biometric data record obtained from an eye of the associated user. A user input... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140050371 - Ocular biometric authentication with system verification: A biometric user authentication method and computer program product includes receiving asserted user credentials from a user into a biometric authentication system, and obtaining a digitally-stored image key and ocular biometric data both associated with the asserted user credentials from memory within the biometric authentication system. The biometric authentication system... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140050373 - Authentication apparatus that authenticates object, authentication method, and storage medium: An authentication apparatus capable of reducing erroneous authentication. A face detection section detects a face area of an object from an image. A feature information extraction processor extracts feature information (image data) indicative of a feature of the object. An authentication determination section performs authentication by comparing registered image data... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140050372 - Method and apparatus for facial recognition: Apparatus and methods for facial detection are disclosed. A plurality of images of an observed face is received for identification. Based at least on two or more selected images of the plurality of images, a template of the observed face is generated. In some embodiments, the template is a subspace... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140050374 - Using relevance feedback in face recognition: Images are searched to locate faces that are the same as a query face. Images that include a face that is the same as the query face may be presented to a user as search result images. Images also may be sorted by the faces included in the images and... Agent: Aol Inc.
20140050376 - Method for identifying a tooth region: A method for identifying tooth regions. The method includes generating a first threshold image from a first tooth image by selecting intensity data values higher than a first predetermined threshold value c1; generating a second threshold image from a second tooth image by selecting intensity data values higher than a... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.
20140050377 - System and method for applying a reflectance modifying agent to change a persons appearance based on a digital image: A computer-controlled system determines attributes of a frexel, which is an area of human skin, and applies a reflectance modifying agent (RMA) at the pixel level to automatically change the appearance of human features based on one or more digital images. The change may be based on a digital image... Agent:
20140050375 - Systems and methods for image guided surgery: Systems and methods for image guided surgery are disclosed herein. An example method can include: receiving a plurality of 2D projection images of an object at a plurality of projection angles during a first period of time; and receiving a position of an instrument relative to a tracking coordinate system... Agent: Musc Foundation For Research Development
20140050380 - Apparatus and method for generating medical image using linear gamma ray source: Methods and apparatuses for generating a blur model of a detector, and methods and apparatus for generating a medical image are provided. A method of generating a blur model of a detector may involve: changing locations of linear gamma ray sources along at least one line and obtaining signals emitted... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140050382 - Computational adaptive optics for interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy and other interferometric imaging: Methods for correcting for aberrations in the image or three-dimensional reconstruction of a sampled region obtained by broadband interferometry. The sampled region is illuminated with a broadband beam of light, and light returned from the sample is detected, along with a reference beam, in order to derive an interference signal... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois
20140050384 - Context driven image mining to generate image-based biomarkers: An image-based biomarker is generated using image features obtained through object-oriented image analysis of medical images. The values of a first subset of image features are measured and weighted. The weighted values of the image features are summed to calculate the magnitude of a first image-based biomarker. The magnitude of... Agent: Definiens Ag
20140050381 - Method and apparatus for managing and displaying ultrasound image: A method of managing an ultrasound image, the method including storing a plurality of pieces of setting information to respectively match a plurality of observation operations for diagnosing an object, each of the plurality of pieces of setting information including at least one from among information about an observation plane... Agent: Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
20140050379 - Non-contrast mri with differentiation of ischemic, infarct and normal tissue: Elicited MRI signals are processed into MR image data in conjunction (a) with use of an initial spatially-selective RF tag pulse (tag-on) and (b) without use of an initial spatially-selective NMR RF tag pulse (tag-off) in respectively corresponding data acquisition subsequences. Multi-dimensional tag-on and tag-off data acquisition subsequences are used... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140050383 - Single scan multi-procedure imaging: A method includes receiving a signal indicative of a single user selected imaging protocol for scanning a patient. The imaging protocol includes parameters for two or more of a bone mineral density, a fat composition, or an aortic calcium imaging procedures. The method further includes performing a single scan of... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20140050378 - System and method for detecting materials or disease states using multi-energy computed tomography: The disclosed embodiments relate to characterizing or quantifying an element or composition of interest within an imaged volume. In accordance with one embodiment, high and low energy images are acquired of a volume of interest using a polychromatic emission source. The high and low energy images are processed to generate... Agent: General Electric Company
20140050385 - Identifying location biomarkers: A method performed by one or more processing devices includes retrieving data for a protein in a tissue type in a first state and for the protein in the tissue type in a second state; determining, based on the retrieved data, first features of the protein in the tissue type... Agent: Carnegie Mellon University
20140050386 - Systems and methods for in vitro and in vivo imaging of cells on a substrate: Disclosed herein are generally to methods and systems that facilitate imaging of cells on a substrate and more particularly to pre-implantation (in vitro) and post-implantation (in vivo) imaging of cell-seeded substrates implanted in target tissues in the context of stem cell therapy.... Agent: University Of Southern California
20140050388 - Method for analyzing the quality of a glazing: A method for analyzing quality of a glazing including: generating at least one digital image of a test chart produced in reflection by an external surface of the glazing on an outside of the glazing; computation by at least one processing unit of quantities representative of the quality of the... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France
20140050387 - System and method for machine vision inspection: A computer-implemented method for use in machine vision systems is provided. The method can include receiving a source image and segmenting the source image into one or more segments. The method can further include receiving a selection of a first segment of the one or more segments associated with the... Agent: Cognex Corporation
20140050389 - Automated inspection scenario generation: Methods and systems for determining inspection scenarios without input from a user are presented. Inspection scenarios include at least one acquisition mode, defect detection parameter values, and classification parameter values. In one example, a number of defect events are determined by a hot inspection of a wafer surface. The defect... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20140050390 - Reconstruction of deforming surfaces by canceling ambient occlusion and refining 3-d shape: Methods for improved reconstruction of a deforming surface may comprise canceling ambient occlusion of the deforming surface from an input image, computing an optical flow of the image, and refining a 3-D shape of the surface. Canceling ambient occlusion of the deforming surface may comprise computing the ambient occlusion of... Agent:
20140050391 - Image segmentation for large-scale fine-grained recognition: A method for fine-grained image classification on an image includes automatically segmenting one or more objects of interest prior to classification; and combining segmented and original image features before performing final classification.... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20140050392 - Method and apparatus for detecting and tracking lips: Provided is a method of detecting and tracking lips accurately despite a change in a head pose. A plurality of lips rough models and a plurality of lips precision models may be provided, among which a lips rough model corresponding to a head pose may be selected, such that lips... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140050393 - Method for performing a multi-clustering merge for use in an image process: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image defined by image locations, in a computer memory, generating a... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20140050397 - Method and system for identifying waste containers based on pattern: There is provided a method for identifying and sorting randomly distributed waste containers (1) containing different types of refuse sorted at source, wherein the identification is based on an image analysis of a pattern (2) arranged on each container (1). The method for identifying and sorting comprises the following steps:... Agent: Envac Optibag Ab
20140050395 - Spatially varying log-chromaticity normals for use in an image process: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image defined by image locations, in a computer memory, generating a... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20140050396 - Using surfaces with printed patterns for identification of imaging and data processing activities: Identifying at least one object in data for photographed images includes detecting a reference pattern in the data, locating the reference pattern in a table of patterns, and identifying the at least one object according to the reference pattern. The pattern may be located on the at least one object.... Agent: Evernote Corporation
20140050394 - Weighted entropy minimization for optimizing a log-chromaticity normal for use in an image process: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image defined by image locations, in a computer memory, generating a... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20140050398 - Using surfaces with printed patterns for image and data processing: Adjusting data for photographed images includes detecting a reference image in the data, where the reference image contains a detectable uniformity and adjusting the data according to the reference image. The reference image may be a uniform grid pattern of dots preprinted on paper. A paper type may be determined... Agent: Evernote Corporation
20140050399 - Log-chromaticity clustering pipeline for use in an image process: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image defined by image locations, in a computer memory, generating a... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20140050400 - Apparatus, method and computer readable recording medium for analyzing video using image captured from video: An apparatus for analyzing a video capture screen includes: a video frame extracting unit extracting at least one frame from a video having a plurality of frames; an extracted frame digitizing unit digitizing features of each of the at least one frame extracted by the video frame extracting unit; an... Agent:
20140050401 - Fast image processing for recognition objectives system: An image processing for recognition objectives system including uploading n image to a processor and associated memory via a network, dividing the images into a plurality of sub-images, preprocessing, uploading an image to be recognized from an image source to the processor and associated memory, pre-processing the image to be... Agent: Augmented Reality Lab LLC
20140050402 - Method of automatically detecting image format and device thereof: A method of detecting image format includes dividing a single-frame image into a plurality of macro-blocks; calculating a correlation coefficient of a left-half image of the single-frame image and a right-half image of the single-frame image as a first global similarity; calculating a correlation coefficient of a top-half image of... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20140050403 - Object based segmentation method: This invention is related to a method that enables the object based segmentation of especially air/satellite images that are displayed in high resolution. The aim of the invention is to determine automatically the borders of objects by using statistical, spatial and structural relationships/characteristics and also by using high resolution air/satellite... Agent:
20140050404 - Combining multiple image detectors: A technique for combining multiple individual feature detectors to identify a combined feature in a digital image is disclosed. A combined feature detection rule may specify multiple individual feature detectors with which an image is to be analyzed. The multiple individual feature detectors may identify constituent parts of the combined... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140050405 - Method of evaluating the confidence of matching signatures of a hyperspectral image: The invention relates to a method of evaluating the confidence of matching signatures of a hyperspectral image of at least one tracked object, defined by pixels on an image sensor, to a hyperspectral image template in real time while tracking the at least one tracked object.... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems LLC.
20140050406 - Method of selecting an algorithm for use in processing hyperspectral data: The invention relates to a method of selecting an algorithm for use in processing hyperspectral data from a set of algorithms, each having qualities for processing certain characteristics of hyperspectral data.... Agent: Ge Aviation Systems LLC.
20140050408 - Method for on-the-fly learning of facial artifacts for facial emotion recognition: A method for determining a facial emotion of a user in the presence of a facial artifact includes detecting Action Units (AUs) for a first set of frames with the facial artifact; analyzing the AUs with the facial artifact after the detection; registering the analyzed AUs for a neutral facial... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140050409 - Recognizing and processing object and action tags from stickers: Handling data for a photographic image, includes detecting a reference pattern in the data, detecting at least one sticker in the data, determining an action associated with the at least one sticker, and performing the action on the data. The reference pattern may be a uniform grid pattern of dots... Agent: Evernote Corporation
20140050407 - Virtual machine image access de-duplication: Techniques for de-duplicating virtual machine image accesses. A method includes identifying one or more identical blocks in two or more images in a virtual machine image repository, generating a block map for mapping different blocks with identical content into a same block, deploying a virtual machine image by reconstituting an... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140050410 - Method and device for determining the torsional component of the eye position: A method for determining the torsional component of an eye around the viewing direction comprises the steps: Recording an image of the eye (110); Extracting at least one “region of interest” (120) and transformation into a polar coordinate image (130); Detecting objects of at least one predefined object type in... Agent: Chronos Vision Gmbh
20140050411 - Apparatus and method for generating image feature data: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for efficiently generating feature data which properly determines a feature point indicating features of images and describes the feature point. The apparatus for generating image feature data comprises: a feature point determining unit which determines a feature point from an image... Agent: Enswers Co. Ltd
20140050412 - 3d image processing methods and systems: 3D image processing methods and systems for use in an electronic device having an image decoding unit are provided. The image decoding unit includes a sequence of decoding sub-units. First, a first decoding sub-unit receives at least one 3D image. A second decoding sub-unit decomposes the 3D image into a... Agent: Sintai Optical (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20140050413 - Image processing device and method: The present technique relates to image processing devices and methods for enabling more appropriate removals of block distortions. When the difference between the quantization parameter QPc of a current region C and the quantization parameter QPN of a neighboring region N is determined to be larger than a predetermined threshold... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140050414 - Encoder, decoder and methods thereof for texture compression: The embodiments of the present invention relate to compression of parameters of an encoded texture block such that an efficient encoding is achieved. Index data is used as an example of parameters to be encoded. Accordingly, encoding the index data is achieved by predicting the index data, wherein the prediction... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
20140050415 - Filters and functions using exponential decay: The technology described in this document relates to filters and functions that are based on exponential decay functions. In one aspect, the technology is embodied in a method that includes using a computing device to compute a first function as a combination of (i) an exponential decay function, a decay... Agent:
20140050416 - Identifying and correcting anomalies in an optical image: An embodiment of the invention provides an apparatus and a method. An intensity gradient between first and second optical image data of an optical image produced by an optical scanning device is determined. The first optical image data is a first optical image pixel and the second optical image data... Agent: Optos PLC
20140050417 - Image filtering based on structural information: A method and an apparatus for image filtering are described. Structural information is employed during the calculation of filtering coefficients. The structural information is described by the regions defined through an edge map of the image. In one embodiment, the region correlation between the target pixel and a contributing pixel... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20140050418 - System and method for image compression in x-ray imaging systems: An imaging system includes an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert an analog pixel value into a first digital pixel value. The imaging system also includes an index value source configured to receive the first digital pixel value from the analog-to-digital converter and to generate a digital index value based on... Agent: General Electric Company
20140050419 - Systems and methods for non-destructive editing of digital images: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving at least one transformation identifier associated with a first image maintained by a social networking system. The transformation identifier includes at least one transformation version. The method further includes determining at least one transformation for application to the first image based on the... Agent:
20140050420 - Image pickup apparatus capable of shooting at high frame rate, control method therefor, and storage medium: An image pickup apparatus which is capable of obtaining a high-quality image at high speed even when frame rate is high. A frame rate control unit controls frame rate for the shooting. An image decimation unit samples a plurality of images at predetermined time intervals and selects at least two... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140050422 - Electronic apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus comprises a specific date setting module configured to set an input date along with an image setting module, an image extraction module and an image display module. The image setting module associates a still image with the specific date. The image extraction module... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140050421 - Method of combining image files and other files: A method and system for combining, communicating, storing and/or separating image data and non-image data. The method involves a computer programmed to identify an end-of-file (EOF) marker of an image file, and being programmed to add the non-image data to the image file after the EOF marker.... Agent:02/13/2014 > 75 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.
20140044303 - Method of securely scanning a payment card: A method of securely scanning a payment card according to one example embodiment includes receiving an electronic image, determining by a processing device whether the received electronic image includes an image of a payment card, and if the received electronic image includes an image of a payment card, electronically masking... Agent: Lexmark International, Inc.
20140044304 - Methods and systems for signal processing: An object (e.g., a driver's license) is tested for authenticity using imagery captured by a consumer device (e.g., a mobile phone camera). Corresponding data is sent from the consumer device to a remote system, which has secret knowledge about features indicating object authenticity. The phone, or the remote system, discerns... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20140044309 - Human tracking system: An image such as a depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. A grid of voxels may then be generated based on the depth image such that the depth image may be downsampled. A background included in the grid of voxels may also... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140044308 - Image determining method and object coordinate computing apparatus: An image determining method, for determining which pixels in an image are specific image pixels of a specific image, comprising: (a) determining which pixels in the image have brightness values larger than a threshold value; (b) determining the pixels having brightness values larger than the threshold value as the specific... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.
20140044306 - Method and apparatus for detecting proximate interface elements: A method, apparatus and computer program product are therefore provided in order to provide an efficient, aesthetically pleasing display of points of interest in an AR interface that maximizes usability and display efficiency. In this regard, the method, apparatus and computer program product may utilize a mobile terminal to perform... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20140044310 - Method of identifying an object in a visual scene: An image of a visual scene, comprising a plurality of pixels. is acquired and an associated range map is either determined therefrom or separately acquired. Elements of the range map comprise distances from the camera for each pixel of the image. In one aspect, either the image or the range... Agent: Automotive Systems Laboratory, Inc.
20140044311 - Neighboring vehicle detecting apparatus: A neighboring vehicle detecting device according to the invention includes: a neighboring vehicle detecting part configured to detect a neighboring vehicle behind an own vehicle; a curved road detecting part configured to detect information related to a curvature radius of a curved road; a storing part configured to store a... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140044305 - Object tracking: Embodiments are disclosed herein that relate to the automatic tracking of objects. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a method of operating a mobile computing device having an image sensor. The method includes acquiring image data, identifying an inanimate moveable object in the image data, determining whether the inanimate moveable... Agent:
20140044307 - Sensor input recording and translation into human linguistic form: Systems, methods, and devices use a mobile device's sensor inputs to automatically draft natural language messages, such as text messages or email messages. In the various embodiments, sensor inputs may be obtained and analyzed to identify subject matter which a processor of the mobile device may reflect in words included... Agent: Qualcomm Labs, Inc.
20140044312 - Method and apparatus for recognizing an intensity of an aerosol in a field of vision of a camera on a vehicle: A method for recognizing an intensity of an aerosol in a field of view of a camera of a vehicle includes: reading in image information of an image of the camera, providing a color indicator value for at least one subsection of the image, the color indicator value representing a... Agent:
20140044313 - Reporting system and reporting method for stolen vehicles: A reporting method includes: capturing an image of a vehicle through a camera. Detecting the image to obtain a number of a license plate. Encrypting the number of the license plate and a position of the camera. Deciphering the encrypted data to obtain the position and the number of the... Agent:
20140044314 - Dynamic focus for computational imaging: A method for all-in-focus image reconstruction and depth map generation in an imaging device is provided that includes capturing a multi-focus image by the imaging device, partitioning the multi-focus image into a plurality of blocks, determining, for each block of the plurality of blocks, a best inverse multi-focus point spread... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20140044316 - 3d object delineation: Disclosed is a method of 3D object delineation from 3D seismic data comprising the steps of providing 3D seismic data (144,200,300; processing the data (210,310) based on at least one characteristic (320) whereby said characteristic is extracted from the data and compared with at least one reference characteristic and delineated... Agent: Foster Findlay Associates Limited Generator Studios
20140044315 - Method for improving the accuracy of rock property values derived from digital images: A method for increasing the accuracy of a target property value derived from a rock sample is described in which the sample is scanned to obtain a three-dimensional tomographic digital image which can be processed to pore space and solid material phases through a segmentation process. A process is used... Agent: Ingrain, Inc.
20140044317 - Incremental network generation providing seamless network of large geographical areas: A system and method for generating a seamless road network of a large geographical area includes a plurality of GPS traces extending across a geographical area. A plurality of threads simultaneously employ entire traces to collectively generate the seamless road network. The method includes dividing the geographical area into tiles,... Agent:
20140044319 - Quality metrics for biometric authentication: This specification describes technologies relating to biometric authentication based on images of the eye. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include obtaining a first image of an eye including a view of the white of the eye. The... Agent:
20140044318 - Spoof detection for biometric authentication: This specification describes technologies relating to biometric authentication based on images of the eye. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include obtaining images of a subject including a view of an eye. The methods may further include determining... Agent: Eyeverify LLC
20140044321 - Spoof detection for biometric authentication: This specification describes technologies relating to biometric authentication based on images of the eye. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include obtaining images of a subject including a view of an eye. The methods may further include determining... Agent: Eyeverify LLC
20140044320 - Texture features for biometric authentication: In general, one aspect of the subject matter described can be embodied in methods that include obtaining one or more image regions from a first image of an eye. Each of the image regions may include a view of a respective portion of the white of the eye. The method... Agent: Eyeverify LLC
20140044322 - Contactless 3d biometric feature identification system and method thereof: The present invention discloses a contactless 3D biometric feature identification system and the method thereof. The system comprises of a fixed-viewpoint image capturing means, a lighting module capable of producing different illuminations on the object of interest and a microprocessor configured to execute a biometric identification algorithm. The algorithm starts... Agent:
20140044323 - System and method for contactless multi-fingerprint collection: A system and method for contactless multi-fingerprint collection is disclosed. The contactless multi-fingerprint collection system includes an imaging volume, a user interface configured to provide feedback to the subject regarding a proximity of a hand to a desired imaging location within the imaging volume, and at least one image capture... Agent: General Electric Company
20140044324 - Tenrprint card input device, tenprint card input method and storage medium: A system, which computer processes a tenprint card where fingerprint images are imprinted, provides a processing mechanism which automatically crops or segments respective fingerprint images on the tenprint card. In particular, the system provides: a processing mechanism which appropriately crops or segments a slap print image, even if a fingerprint... Agent:
20140044328 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program product: An image processing apparatus for performing an image processing on a body cavity image captured in a living body includes: a storage unit which stores information including image information of the body cavity image; a change amount calculator which reads out the image information of the body cavity image from... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140044326 - Image-recognition assisting method: An image-recognition assisting method includes the steps of using an examination instrument to generate an image having a split-image area formed thereon; setting a region-of-interest (ROI) around the split-image area of the generated image; performing a pixel luminance addition processing on the ROI, so that all pixels in the ROI... Agent: Crystalvue Medical Corporation
20140044329 - Medical image processing system and method: A system 100 for processing medical images, the system being arranged for obtaining a first medical image 102 and a second medical image 104, the first medical image and the second medical image being rigidly registered medical images of an anatomical structure, and the system comprising a displacement estimator 120... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140044325 - System and method of overlaying images of different modalities: Systems and methods of overlaying a three-dimensional image of a tissue and an image of the tissue from an imaging transducer, having a field of view are disclosed. The method includes determining pixel dimensions of the field of view in the second co-ordinate space, scaling the three-dimensional image in the... Agent: Hologic, Inc.
20140044327 - System and method to determine slide quality of a digitized microscope slide: Systems and methods for assessing the quality of a digital slide image. In an embodiment, the digital slide image is divided into a plurality of image regions. For each of a subset of the plurality of image regions, a quality of the image region is determined based on a determined... Agent: Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc.
20140044330 - Angiographic method for examining a vascular system: An angiographic method is provided. The method includes: identification of a relevant part in acquired angiography 4D sequences which exhibit a vascular disorder or change; determination of a centerline for the part; ascertainment of lines parallel and surrounding the centerline; specification of perpendicular cross-sections; determination of voxels; ascertainment of bolus... Agent:
20140044335 - Interferometric magnetic resonance imaging system and related method: A method and system for providing a fast image reconstruction of magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) data based on applying, at least in part, interferometric techniques using a single receiver element. The images are reconstructed through temporally cross-correlating spacially incoherent k-space locations.... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20140044334 - System and method for processing images: A method of processing a plurality of time separated images comprises selecting; a plurality of imaging units in each image; measuring a temporal difference in each imaging unit; and selecting temporal differences above a threshold limit.... Agent: The University Of Western Ontario
20140044333 - System and method for providing registration between breast shapes before and during surgery: A registration framework is presented that registers volumetric breast images captured before surgery with intraoperative surface images. The framework may be implemented using either image-based or model-based registration techniques. The method contains the steps of: identifying an air/tissue boundary from a volumetric image created at a first time; processing the... Agent: Dartmouth College
20140044331 - Systems and methods for demonstration image library creation: A medical imaging demonstration image library creation method is provided. The method includes receiving data corresponding to a user acquired image of a subject obtained via operation of an X-ray imaging system and further receiving input from a user identifying the user acquired image of the subject as a desired... Agent: General Electric Company
20140044336 - Method and apparatus for displaying radiological images: A method for viewing radiological images, comprising providing a first radiological image, providing a second radiological image co-registered with the first radiological image, computing at least one intermediate image as an interpolation of the first radiological image and the second radiological image, and displaying a sequence of images comprising the... Agent: General Electric Company
20140044338 - Automatic image capture: A method of automatically capturing images with precision uses an intelligent mobile device having a camera loaded with an appropriate image capture application. When a user initializes the application, the camera starts taking images of the object. Each image is qualified to determine whether it is in focus and entirely... Agent: Iparse, LLC
20140044337 - Method and device for authenticating documents marked with photochromic systems: A method for checking the genuineness of a security feature (3), particularly on a security document (1) is disclosed. The appearance of the security feature exhibits an alteration in the visible range when excited by a flash of light. The method is distinguished by the following steps: I. at least... Agent: U-nica Technology Ag
20140044339 - Fusion splicer and method for determining an optical fiber type: A fusion splicer includes an imaging unit configured to take a lateral transmission image by illuminating a target optical fiber from a lateral direction of the target optical fiber; a determination module configured to create a target luminance distribution in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the target... Agent: Fujikura Ltd.
20140044340 - 3d radiometry: Methods and a computer program product for deriving temperature information with respect to surfaces within a scene that is imaged radiometrically. A time sequence of radiometric data is acquired in frames viewed from distinct angles. A three-dimensional structure of the scene is derived, allowing viewing angles and distances to the... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20140044344 - Building a three-dimensional composite scene: The capture and alignment of multiple 3D scenes is disclosed. Three dimensional capture device data from different locations is received thereby allowing for different perspectives of 3D scenes. An algorithm uses the data to determine potential alignments between different 3D scenes via coordinate transformations. Potential alignments are evaluated for quality... Agent: Matterport, Inc.
20140044346 - Creating and viewing three dimensional virtual slides: Systems and methods for creating and viewing three dimensional digital slides are provided. One or more microscope slides are positioned in an image acquisition device that scans the specimens on the slides and makes two dimensional images at a medium or high resolution. These two dimensional digital slide images are... Agent: Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc.
20140044343 - Identifying and filling holes across multiple aligned three-dimensional scenes: The capture and alignment of multiple 3D scenes is disclosed. Three dimensional capture device data from different locations is received thereby allowing for different perspectives of 3D scenes. An algorithm uses the data to determine potential alignments between different 3D scenes via coordinate transformations. Potential alignments are evaluated for quality... Agent: Matterport, Inc.
20140044347 - Mage coding apparatus, image coding method, image coding program, image decoding apparatus, image decoding method, and image decoding program: In an image coding apparatus that codes, on a block-by-block basis, a distance image including depth values each representing a pixel-by-pixel distance from a viewpoint to a subject, a segmentation unit divides a block of a texture image including luminance values of individual pixels of the subject into segments including... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140044342 - Method for generating 3d coordinates and mobile terminal for generating 3d coordinates: A method of generating 3D coordinates includes: acquiring a target image including a finger region with a camera of a terminal; detecting the finger region in the target image using an image processing technique; detecting a fingertip region in the finger region; and calculating 3D coordinate values using the fingertip... Agent: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
20140044345 - Method of analyzing and/or processing an image: A method of processing a starting image, to obtain a final image of better quality, the method comprising the following steps: a) establishing a predefined quality level and/or a predefined processing time for the final image; b) computation information relating to said starting image; c) analyzing said starting image by... Agent: E-on Software
20140044341 - Using gravity measurements within a photogrammetric adjustment: A method for determining a location of a target includes, at a first location, determining first location coordinates of a measuring device using one or more GNSS signals, determining a first gravitational direction, and capturing a first image using the camera. The method also includes, at a second location, determining... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited
20140044348 - Image quality assessment: This disclosure concerns image quality assessment. In particular, there is described a computer implemented method, software, and computer for assessing the quality of an image. For example but not limited to, quality of the image of a face indicates the suitability of the image for use in face recognition. The... Agent: National Ict Australia Limited
20140044349 - Contextual dominant color name extraction: Dominant color names may be extracted from an image by analyzing spatial-context of pixels contained in the image. A dominant color region may be defined by taking a double-threshold approach that addresses ambiguous color regions and a degree of confidence that each pixel belongs in the dominant color region. Affiliation... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140044350 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes an extraction unit and a calculation unit. The extraction unit extracts a local color displacement that is a local displacement of color in a region of interest in a given image. The calculation unit calculates a similarity between the local color displacement and an extracted-color... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140044351 - Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes a color displacement calculation unit, a distribution obtaining unit, and a similarity calculation unit. The color displacement calculation unit calculates local color displacements that are color displacements locally occurring in individual regions of interest of a given image. The distribution obtaining unit obtains distribution of... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140044354 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: In an image processing apparatus for carrying out a plurality of correction processes on an input image, a multi-dimensional histogram of the input image is calculated, and a feature amount of the input image for which a specific correction process has been carried out is analyzed based on the multi-dimensional... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140044352 - Joint enhancement of lightness, color and contrast of images and video: In some embodiments, color and contrast enhancement video processing may be done in one shot instead of adjusting one of color and contrast enhancement, then the other, and then going back to the first one to readjust because of the second adjustment. In some embodiments, global lightness adjustment, local contrast... Agent:
20140044353 - Methods and systems for estimation of document skew in an image: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for determining a skew angle associated with a document image. According to a first aspect of the present invention, a rotation vector may be estimated for at least one layer in a vertical-edge buffer and a horizontal-edge buffer. According... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20140044355 - Method and apparatus for detecting near-duplicate videos using perceptual video signatures: Methods and apparatus for detection and identification of duplicate or near-duplicate videos using a perceptual video signature are disclosed. The disclosed apparatus and methods (i) extract perceptual video features, (ii) identify unique and distinguishing perceptual features to generate a perceptual video signature, (iii) compute a perceptual video similarity measure based... Agent: Anvato, Inc.
20140044356 - Arrangement for and method of reading symbol targets and form targets by image capture: An arrangement for, and a method of, electro-optically reading different types of targets by image capture, include an imaging assembly for capturing an image of a target over a field of view, and a controller for automatically distinguishing between the different types of targets, for decoding a symbol if the... Agent: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
20140044357 - Method and apparatus for processing content written in an application form using an e-pen: A method and apparatus process content written in an application form. In one embodiment, stroke data corresponding to content written in fields of an application form is obtained from an e-pen. Then, words corresponding to the written content are extracted from the stroke data and confidence value is assigned to... Agent: Jeswill Hitech Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
20140044358 - Intelligent cropping of images based on multiple interacting variables: Methods and systems for intelligently cropping images, including receiving, over a computer network, a source image, and then associating a first identifier tag with a first object in the source image. A cropped image is generated from the source image wherein the cropping is based on the first object. The... Agent: Google Inc.
20140044360 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium: To improve the precision of a motion vector of a pixel included in an image by appropriately performing region division of the image. A plurality of images is obtained, any of the plurality of the obtained images is analyzed and a feature point of the image is extracted. A feature... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140044359 - Landmark detection in digital images: Techniques are disclosed for generating landmark models based on exemplar portions of images (“patches”) that are known to include the target landmark (forming a “positive” set of landmark vectors) and those that do not (forming a “negative” set of landmark vectors). Theses sets of positive and negative landmark vectors, along... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140044361 - Device and method for analyzing the correlation between an image and another image or between an image and a video: The present invention relates to a device and method for analyzing the correlation between an image and another image or between an image and a video. The device for analyzing the correlation between images and the method for using same include: a feature data generating unit for determining a feature... Agent: Enswers Co., Ltd.
20140044362 - Method and system for estimating a similarity between two binary images: The invention relates to a method and a system for estimating the resemblance between two images of optionally different modalities. More particularly, the invention makes it possible to characterize a similarity between two binary images formula (I): it allows in particular registration of images acquired in the fields of teledetection,... Agent: Universite D'aix-marseille
20140044363 - Method for extracting an epitome from an image: e
20140044364 - Method of image identification based on artificial intelligence: A method of image identification based on artificial intelligence is provided, the method includes initializing a second computer with a first computer supplying and accepting image data from the first computer to the second computer; comparing the delivered image data in the second computer to pre-existing stored images in the... Agent:
20140044365 - Digital image archiving and retrieval: A computer-implemented method of managing information is disclosed. The method can include receiving a message from a mobile device configured to connect to a mobile device network (the message including a digital image taken by the mobile device and including information corresponding to words), determining the words from the digital... Agent: Google Inc.
20140044366 - Imaging device, image signal processing method, and program: There is provided an imaging device including a recorded image signal exposure information corrector that, on the basis of information related to different exposure times, corrects a recorded image signal recorded with the different exposure times, a mixing coefficient calculator that calculates a mixing coefficient used for mixing the corrected... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140044367 - Apparatus and method for coding/decoding image selectively using discrete cosine/sine transform: The relay selects a transmission terminal from among a plurality of terminals accessing a base station. A base station transmits base station data to the relay during a first time slot, and the transmission terminal transmits terminal data to the relay. The relay transmits terminal data to the base station... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140044368 - Hierarchical motion estimation employing nonlinear scaling and adaptive source block size: Systems, devices and methods are described including applying nonlinear scaling to a current image frame and a reference image frame to generate at least a corresponding current image layer and a corresponding reference image layer. Hierarchical motion estimation may then be performed using the nonlinearly scaled image layers. Further, source... Agent:
20140044369 - Image coding device, image decoding device, image coding method, and image decoding method: When removing a block distortion occurring in a local decoded image, a loop filtering part 11 of an image coding device carries out a filtering process on each of signal components (a luminance signal component and color difference signal components) after setting the intensity of a filter for removing the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140044370 - Image compressing apparatus and image decompressing apparatus: A processor generates a prediction error by predicting a pixel value of a prediction-target pixel in a compression-target image, and predicts a code amount of compression code for a compression-target line in the compression-target image. According to the predicted code amount and a code amount of compression code for one... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140044371 - Data storage controlling device, data reading controlling device, and data storing method: A data storage controlling device has: a compression unit which performs lossless compression on each compression object region; determination means which determines whether or not the lossless compression is possible in each compression determination region including a plurality of compression object regions; and a storage control unit which performs storage... Agent: Megachips Corporation
20140044372 - Apparatuses and methods for hdr image encoding and decodng: To make available a HDR image encoding mechanism with strongly improved usability, we describe an image encoding unit (301) arranged to encode a high dynamic range image (IM_HDR-in) comprising: -an LDR selector (311) for identifying a low dynamic range of luminances (R_Norml_LDR) or corresponding range of luma code values (R_LDR)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140044374 - Image processing apparatus and method of controlling the same: The correction amount of an aberration caused in each pixel of the region by the optical system is calculated. A predetermined number of peripheral pixels center on a position apart from the pixel by the distance corresponding to the calculated aberration correction amount are multiplied by interpolation coefficients obtained from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140044373 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image forming apparatus: An image processing device that is implemented on a computer is provided. The image processing device includes: enhancement direction determining unit configured to calculate spatial frequency of input image data and determine frequency component in which distribution amount of the spatial frequency maximizes; and enhancement processing unit configured to perform... Agent:
20140044375 - Image processing method and apparatus: An image processing method includes configuring a noise reduction filter for each of pixels in an image in accordance with a linear noise model of the image, based on different levels of a noise effect caused to a corresponding pixel, among the pixels, by other pixels, among the pixels and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140044376 - Signal processing device, control program and integrated circuit: A signal processing device (500) that processes sharpening of an image with respect to an input signal (SR) that represents the image and outputs an output signal (SO) that represents the sharpened image includes an oversampler (200) that generates an oversampled signal (S200) by interpolating a signal in order to... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140044377 - Shot image processing system, shot image processing method, mobile terminal, and information processing apparatus: A shot image processing system (100) includes a mobile terminal (1) that shoots an image of a conversion target region containing a character and/or an image, and displays the shot image containing the conversion target region on a display unit; a server that receives the shot image from the mobile... Agent: Nec Corporation02/06/2014 > 100 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.
20140037129 - Reducing watermark perceptibility and extending detection distortion tolerances: The present disclosures relates generally to digital watermarking and data hiding. One claim recites a smartphone comprising: a camera to capture video of a display that is rendering video, in which the video comprises a first watermark signal embedded in a first portion of the data, a second watermark signal... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20140037130 - Reducing watermark perceptibility and extending detection distortion tolerances: The present disclosures relates generally to digital watermarking and data hiding. One claim recites an apparatus comprising: memory for storing data representing video; one or more electronic processors programmed for: embedding a first watermark signal in a first portion of the data, the first watermark signal comprising a first signal... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20140037131 - Steganographic encoding and decoding: This patent document relates generally to steganography and digital watermarking. One claim recites, in a watermark encoder, a method of encoding auxiliary information in an image or video comprising: using a programmed electronic processor, computing a change in an attribute of an image or video sample to encode auxiliary information... Agent:
20140037133 - System, method & computer program product for video fingerprinting: A method for fingerprinting a video involving identifying motion within the video and using a measure of the identified motion as a fingerprint. Once videos are fingerprinted, these fingerprints can be used in a method for identifying video. This involves creating a motion fingerprint for unidentified videos; comparing the fingerprints... Agent: The University Court Of The University Of St. Andrews
20140037132 - User device, a second screen system and a method for rendering second screen information on a second screen: Rendering second screen information on a second screen device. A user device receives information characterizing the source of a content data stream and the content data stream; generates a watermark payload using a plurality of parameters comprising the information and a time of the user device; and inserts a watermark... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20140037143 - Auditing video analytics through essence generation: Video analytics data is audited through review of selective subsets of visual images from a visual image stream as a function of a temporal relationship of the images to a triggering alert event. The subset comprehends an image contemporaneous with the triggering alert event and one or more other images... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140037135 - Context-driven adjustment of camera parameters: A system and method for adjusting the parameters of a camera based upon the elements in an imaged scene are described. The frame rate at which the camera captures images can be adjusted based upon whether the object of interest appears in the camera's field of view to improve the... Agent: Omek Interactive, Ltd.
20140037139 - Device and method for recognizing gesture based on direction of gesture: A device and method for recognizing a gesture according to movement directions of an object.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140037144 - Eyelid-detection device, eyelid-detection method, and recording medium: A lower eyelid search window (W2) matching the pixels constituting the edge of a lower eyelid is transformed so that the lower eyelid search window (W2) fits the pixels constituting the edge of the lower eyelid. Then, the position of the centroid of the transformed lower eyelid search window (W2)... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20140037134 - Gesture recognition using depth images: Methods, apparatuses, and articles associated with gesture recognition using depth images are disclosed herein. In various embodiments, an apparatus may include a face detection engine configured to determine whether a face is present in one or more gray images of respective image frames generated by a depth camera, and a... Agent:
20140037136 - Method and system for determining poses of vehicle-mounted cameras for in-road obstacle detection: Poses of a movable camera relative to an environment are obtained by determining point correspondences from a set of initial images and then applying 2-point motion estimation to the point correspondences to determine a set of initial poses of the camera. A point cloud is generated from the set of... Agent:
20140037142 - Method and system for vehicle classification: A method and system of vehicle classification, and more particularly to a method and system called hierarchical vehicle classification system using a video and/or video image, a method and system of vehicle classification using a vehicle ground clearance measurement system, and method and system for classification of passenger vehicles and... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20140037140 - Method for determining correspondences between a first and a second image, and method for determining the pose of a camera: A method for determining correspondences between a first and a second image, comprising the steps providing a first image and a second image of the real environment, defining a warping function between the first and second image, determining the parameters of the warping function between the first image and the... Agent: Metaio Gmbh
20140037141 - Method for evaluating a plurality of time-offset pictures, device for evaluating pictures, and monitoring system: wherein the objects or tracks are classified according to the result of the comparison as objects or tracks to be taken into consideration or as objects or tracks not to be taken into consideration, wherein a number of stored tracks is determined for at least one of the images.... Agent: Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co.
20140037138 - Moving object recognition systems, moving object recognition programs, and moving object recognition methods: The moving object recognition system includes: a camera that is installed in a vehicle and captures continuous single-view images; a moving object detecting unit that detects a moving object from the images captured by the camera; a relative approach angle estimating unit that estimates the relative approach angle of the... Agent: Denso It Laboratory, Inc.
20140037137 - Systems and methods for efficient 3d tracking of weakly textured planar surfaces for augmented reality applications: The present system provides an on the fly simple to complex 6DOF registration approach using the direct method. On the fly means it does not require training time, a user points a phone/camera to a planar surface and can start tracking it instantly. Simple to complex means the system performs... Agent:
20140037145 - Method of identifying an object in a visual scene: A profile of an object is extracted from an image of a visual scene and a center of the profile is then determined. A measurement vector is determined comprising a plurality of distances to the profile from the center, at a plurality of angles relative to and through the center.... Agent: Automotive Systems Laboratory, Inc.
20140037146 - Method and system for generating structured light with spatio-temporal patterns for 3d scene reconstruction: A structured light pattern including a set of patterns in a sequence is generated by initializing a base pattern. The base pattern includes a sequence of colored stripes such that each subsequence of the colored stripes is unique for a particular size of the subsequence. The base pattern is shifted... Agent:
20140037147 - Number of persons measurement device: A person extraction unit extracts a person from an image input into an image input unit. An attribute extraction unit obtains an attribute of the person extracted by the person extraction unit. A motion path creation unit creates a motion path of the person from positional information within the image... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140037148 - Determining document fitness using illumination: According to an illustrative embodiment, a method for detecting a document includes capturing a first plurality of images of a document at a first wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, capturing a second plurality of images of the document at a second wavelength of electromagnetic radiation, and assembling the first and second... Agent:
20140037149 - Navigation using portable reading machine: Navigation techniques including map based and object recognition based and especially adapted for use in a portable reading machine are described.... Agent: K-nfb Reading Technology, Inc.
20140037151 - Biometric identification and verification: In real biometric systems, false match rates and false non-match rates of 0% do not exist. There is always some probability that a purported match is false, and that a genuine match is not identified. The performance of biometric systems is often expressed in part in terms of their false... Agent: Aware, Inc.
20140037150 - Information processing device: An information processing device 200 of the present invention includes: a recognition result acquiring means 201 for acquiring respective recognition result information outputted by a plurality of recognition engines 211, 212 and 213 executing different recognition processes on recognition target data; and an integration recognition result outputting means 202 for... Agent: Nec Corporation
20140037153 - Biometric authentication apparatus, biometric authentication method and recording medium: A plurality of pieces of information related to the iris pattern of an eye can be checked against each other in a short time. Characteristic curves (S(1)-S(8)), which are in accordance with eight ring areas (A1-A8) formed by dividing an image of an iris, are generated. The polarities of the... Agent: Nec Corporation
20140037152 - Identity recognition based on multiple feature fusion for an eye image: A method for identity recognition based on multiple feature fusion for an eye image, which comprises steps of registering and recognizing, wherein the step of registering comprises: obtaining a normalized eye image and a normalized iris image, for a given registered eye image, and extracting a multimode feature of an... Agent: Institute Of Automation, Chinese Academy Of Sciences
20140037157 - Adjacent person specifying apparatus, adjacent person specifying method, adjacent person specifying program, and adjacent person specifying system: An information processing apparatus that obtains content data and first position information corresponding to the content data; obtains second position information corresponding to a second person having a predetermined relationship with a first person associated with creating the content data; and associates identification corresponding to the second person with the... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140037154 - Automatically determining a name of a person appearing in an image: A computer-implemented method of automatically determining a name of a person appearing in an image includes receiving a collection of web pages containing a plurality of images. For each of the images, a set of names associated with the image is identified based on a text analysis of at least... Agent:
20140037156 - Liveness detection: The present disclosure concerns a method of verifying the presence of a living face in front of a camera (112), the method including: capturing by said camera a sequence of images of a face; detecting a plurality of features of said face in each of said images; measuring parameters associated... Agent: Accenture Global Services Limited
20140037155 - Validation system for register confirmation and/or access authorization for natural persons using biometric facial recognitionvalidation system for register confirmation and/or access authorization for natural persons using biometric facial recognition: Validation system for register confirmation and/or access authorization for natural persons using biometric facial recognition, a people authentication system complementary to conventional fraud prevention systems, made through the biometric facial image capture and his/her registration in single database associated with the natural persons register document, which will be validated or... Agent: Neti Solucoes Tecnologicas Ltda
20140037158 - System, method and apparatus for electromagnetic detection and analysis of biometric information: An apparatus, method and system are provided for sensing at least one biometric measure of an individual. An electrical current flows through an electrode to induce an electromagnetic field. The electromagnetic field stimulates and excites the molecules associated with the sweat gland pores and causes molecular compounds to fluoresce. An... Agent:
20140037159 - Apparatus and method for analyzing lesions in medical image: Provided are apparatuses and methods for analyzing a lesion in an image. A Threshold Adjacency Statistics (TAS) feature may be extracted from a medical image, and a pattern of the lesion may be classified using the extracted TAS feature.... Agent: Samsung Eletronics Co., Ltd.
20140037166 - Device and method for extracting information from characteristic signals: The present invention relates to a device and a method for extracting information from detected characteristic signals. A data stream (26) derivable from electromagnetic radiation (20) emitted or reflected by an object (10) is received. The data stream (26) comprises a continuous or discrete characteristic signal (68) including physiological information... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140037161 - Enhanced method for correcting data for deformations during image guided procedures: Systems and methods are provided for collecting and processing physical space data for use while performing an image-guided surgical (IGS) procedure. A method includes performing a rigid alignment of a computer model of a non-rigid structure of interest in a patient and surface data in a patient space associated with... Agent: Vanderbilt University
20140037163 - Formation of a time-varying signal representative of at least variations in a value based on pixel values: A method of forming a time-varying signal representative of at test variations in a value based on pixel values from a sequence of images, the signal corresponding in length to the sequence of images, includes obtaining the sequence of images. A plurality of groups of sub-sets of pixel values are... Agent:
20140037167 - Image display device for medical applications, image display method for medical applications: An image display device such as a medical image display device is provided for supporting that information necessary for diagnosis is sufficiently displayed and the diagnosis without any error is conducted in a short period of time. The medical image display device 1 performs a region of interest setting process... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20140037160 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes a process flow building unit, a process flow execution unit, a display unit, a selection unit, a process flow evaluation unit, and a storage unit including a process flow database. In addition, an image processing apparatus includes an image processing parameter adjusting unit, a process... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20140037165 - Multi-source medical display: A system for indicating an area of interest on an image, including a source of image data, an image processing unit, a user interface, and a destination, which may be a display. The image data may be ultrasound, X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance tomography, computed... Agent:
20140037164 - Output device, and method, program, and storage medium therefor: An output device that outputs a schematic view showing a position of a diseased part of a human body, comprises: a read-out unit adapted to read out a plurality of schematic views output from a storage unit adapted to store the schematic views, and a control unit adapted to output... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140037162 - System and method to aid diagnoses using cross-referenced knowledge and image databases: The present invention is a method and apparatus for increasing the usefulness of visual knowledge in a number of applications. It distills the relationships between characteristics and hypotheses into database form, thereby organizing visual information in a manner suitable to aid the user in the investigation of the various hypotheses... Agent: Logical Images, Inc.
20140037168 - Image processing apparatus, method of controlling the same and storage medium: An image processing apparatus comprises: shape obtaining means for obtaining information indicating a surface shape of a target object; discrimination means for discriminating a contact portion and a noncontact portion between the target object and an imaging surface of an ultrasonic probe which captures an ultrasonic image of the target... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140037175 - Automatic image segmentation methods and analysis: The invention provides methods and apparatus for image processing that perform image segmentation on data sets in two- and/or three-dimensions so as to resolve structures that have the same or similar grey values (and that would otherwise render with the same or similar intensity values) and that, thereby, facilitate visualization... Agent: PmeIPAustralia Pty Ltd.
20140037173 - Determination of a change of position of a bony structure in radiation therapy: The present invention refers to a data processing method for use in the field of radiation therapy and for determining a relative position between the position of the bony structure and a reference position at a monitoring time, the relative position being referred to as monitoring bone position, wherein an... Agent: Brainlab Ag
20140037172 - Enhanced multi-protocol analysis via intelligent supervised embedding (empravise) for multimodal data fusion: The present invention provides a system and method for analysis of multimodal imaging and non-imaging biomedical data, using a multi-parametric data representation and integration framework. The present invention makes use of (1) dimensionality reduction to account for differing dimensionalities and scale in multimodal biomedical data, and (2) a supervised ensemble... Agent: Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey
20140037170 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and storage medium: An image processing apparatus which extracts a lesion having a ground glass opacity from an image includes a change unit which changes a pixel value corresponding to a candidate region for the ground glass opacity to a predetermined pixel value range, a first feature amount extraction unit which obtains a... Agent:
20140037176 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes a correlating unit configured to acquire correlation information that correlates a first three-dimensional image of a target object with a second three-dimensional image of the target object, and a corresponding cross-sectional image generation unit configured to generate a corresponding cross-sectional image of one of the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140037177 - Information processing apparatus:
20140037169 - Method for movement-averaged attenuation correction and magnetic resonance system: Various embodiments relate to a method for the movement-averaged attenuation correction of positron emission tomography data based on magnetic resonance tomography data. In at least one embodiment, the method includes capturing of multiple MRT data respectively in different phases of a cycle of an anatomical disposition of an investigation subject.... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20140037174 - Motion tracking system for real time adaptive imaging and spectroscopy: This invention relates to a system that adaptively compensates for subject motion in real-time in an imaging system. An object orientation marker (30), preferably a retro-grate reflector (RGR), is placed on the head or other body organ of interest of a patient (P) during a scan, such as an MRI... Agent: The University Of Hawaii
20140037171 - System for accelerated segmented mr image data acquisition: A system for accelerated segmented magnetic resonance (MR) image data acquisition includes an RF (Radio Frequency) signal generator and a magnetic field gradient generator. The RF signal generator generates RF excitation pulses in anatomy and enabling subsequent acquisition of associated RF echo data. The magnetic field gradient generator generates magnetic... Agent:
20140037179 - Fluoroscopy apparatus and fluoroscopy system: Provided is a fluoroscopy apparatus including a light source that irradiates an observation target with reference light and excitation light; a fluorescence-image generating unit that captures fluorescence emitted from the observation target X irradiated with the excitation light to generate a fluorescence image; a reference-image generating unit that captures return... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140037180 - Method for tooth surface classification: A method for intraoral imaging obtains a digital image of one or more teeth and detects first and second boundaries. At each of the first and second boundaries, there is calculated a boundary ratio of mean gray-scale values for the tooth area on one side of the boundary to mean... Agent:
20140037178 - Radiographic image photographing method and apparatus: A radiographic image photographing method using a radiographic image photographing apparatus. The radiation image photographing method includes: displaying a parameter value of the radiographic image photographing apparatus for a predetermined part of a target object and a preview image corresponding to the parameter value; changing the parameter value or the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140037181 - Character recognition method, character recognition apparatus and financial apparatus: A character recognition method for recognizing a character of a medium is provided. A character image of an individual character from a medium is acquired and the character image is read out step by step to determine the character according to a hierarchical structure in which a set of predetermined... Agent: Lg Cns Co., Ltd.
20140037182 - Image check content estimation and use: Apparatus, methods and media for deriving a transaction record based on handwritten check content. The apparatus may include, and the methods and media may involve, a receiver device that is configured to receive a check image. The apparatus may include, and the methods and media may involve, a processor device.... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20140037183 - Systems and methods for recognizing information in financial documents using a mobile device: The systems and methods of the present disclosure use a mobile device equipped with a camera to capture and preprocess images of financial documents, and to recognize information in the images of financial documents. The methods include detecting quadrangles in images of a financial document in an image data stream... Agent:
20140037184 - Systems and methods for recognizing information in objects using a mobile device: The systems and methods of the present disclosure use a mobile device equipped with a camera to capture and preprocess images of objects including financial documents, financial cards, and identification cards, and to recognize information in the images of the objects. The methods include detecting quadrangles in images of an... Agent: A2ia S.a.
20140037186 - Method of analyzing photolithography processes: Methods of analyzing photolithography processes are provided. The methods may include obtaining an image from a pattern formed on a wafer and obtaining dimensions of the image. The methods may further include converting the dimensions into a profile graph and then dividing the profile graph into a low-frequency band profile... Agent:
20140037185 - Sequencer for combining automated and manual-assistance jobs in a charged particle beam device: A device for imaging and processing a workpiece having nanometric features through the use of at least one charged particle beam, by both fully automated procedures and manual assistance procedures. The device includes a user interface, including a schedule input entry device and a human operator ready input that can... Agent: Fei Company
20140037188 - Defect review method and apparatus: A candidate-defect classification method, including acquiring a scanning electron microscope image of a candidate defect detected on a sample including a pattern; computing a feature value of the candidate defect by processing the image; executing defect classification of the candidate defect as a pattern shape defect or another defect, by... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20140037187 - Inspecting a wafer and/or predicting one or more characteristics of a device being formed on a wafer: Methods for inspecting a wafer and/or predicting one or more characteristics of a device being formed on a wafer are provided. One method includes acquiring images for multiple die printed on a wafer, each of which is printed by performing a double patterning lithography process on the wafer and which... Agent:
20140037192 - Apparatus and method for disparity map generation: A method and system for generating a disparity map. The method comprises the steps of generating a first disparity map based upon a first image and a second image acquired at a first time, acquiring at least a third image and a fourth image at a second time, and determining... Agent: Edge 3 Technologies, Inc.
20140037193 - Apparatus and method for performing segment-based disparity decomposition: A method and system for generating a disparity map. The method comprises the steps of generating a first disparity map based upon a first image and a second image acquired at a first time, acquiring at least a third image and a fourth image at a second time, and determining... Agent:
20140037189 - Fast 3-d point cloud generation on mobile devices: A system, apparatus and method for determining a 3-D point cloud is presented. First a processor detects feature points in the first 2-D image and feature points in the second 2-D image and so on. This set of feature points is first matched across images using an efficient transitive matching... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140037190 - Gamut control method for improving image performance of parallax barrier s3d display: A method for enhancing a three-dimensional (3D) image comprising at least two depth layers wherein each depth layer comprising image objects. The method comprising the steps of determining a near field and a far field comprising at least one depth layer each, identifying the image objects in the near field... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab
20140037191 - Learning-based pose estimation from depth maps: A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a humanoid form. Respective descriptors are extracted from the depth map based on the depth values in a plurality of patches distributed in respective positions over the humanoid form. The extracted descriptors are matched to previously-stored... Agent: Primesense Ltd.
20140037194 - Three-dimensional point cloud position data processing device, three-dimensional point cloud position data processing system, and three-dimensional point cloud position data processing method and program: A technique is provided for efficiently process three-dimensional point cloud position data that are obtained at different viewpoints. A projecting plane is set in a measurement space as a parameter for characterizing a target plane contained in plural planes that form an object. The target plane and other planes are... Agent: Unisantis Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd.
20140037195 - Image tag pair graph for image annotation: An approach is described for automatically tagging a single image or multiple images. The approach, in one example embodiment, is based on a graph-based framework that exploits both visual similarity between images and tag correlation within individual images. The problem is formulated in the context of semi-supervised learning, where a... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20140037198 - Image segmentation using hierarchical unsupervised segmentation and hierarchical classifiers: An image segmentation method includes generating a hierarchy of regions by unsupervised segmentation of an input image. Each region is described with a respective region feature vector representative of the region. Hierarchical structures are identified, each including a parent region and its respective child regions in the hierarchy. Each hierarchical... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140037197 - Method for editing a multi-point facies simulation: A computer system and a hybrid method for combining multipoint statistic and object-based methods include creating a multi-point statistics (MPS) model using a MPS method that satisfies conditioning data and constraints, the multi-point statistics being derived from a training image created using training-image generation parameters; generating one or more object-shape... Agent: Chevron U.s. A. Inc.
20140037199 - System and method for designing of dictionaries for sparse representation: A signal processing system adapted for sparse representation of signals is provided, comprising: (i) one or more training signals; (ii) a dictionary containing signal-atoms; (iii) a representation of each training signal using a linear combination of said dictionary's signal-atoms; (iv) means for updating the representation of the training signal; (v)... Agent:
20140037196 - Systems and methods for spectral authentication of a feature of a document: Systems and methods for authenticating a document are provided. In one embodiment, a method for authenticating a feature of a document includes capturing a first image of a region of a document while the region is subjected to a first wavelength of electromagnetic radiation. The region includes at least a... Agent: De La Rue North America Inc.
20140037201 - Method and wireless handheld device for determining image hue: The present invention provides a device and a machine readable storage medium for determining image hue, which relate to the field of image processing. The device is configured to perform: obtaining color information of a part or all of pixels of an image including hue values, brightness values and saturation... Agent: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
20140037202 - Methods and systems for estimation of additive noise: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for estimation of additive noise in an image or in a video sequence. An additive-noise estimate may be computed based on a first significant peak in a histogram of standard-deviation values of patches of an image-channel image associated with... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20140037200 - Setting an operating-system color using a photograph: Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of tools and techniques for setting color settings of an operating system using one or more photographs. According to one exemplary technique, a photograph is received, and one or more pixel weights for one or more pixels of the photograph are determined. Also, using at... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140037203 - Image recognition system in a cloud environment: An image recognition system in a cloud environment including uploading a plurality of images to the cloud environment, preprocessing the plurality of images, determining image classifiers for each of the plurality of images, extracting the features of each of the plurality of images, storing the images, features and classifiers, determining... Agent: Augmented Reality Lab LLC
20140037204 - Image compression based on parameter-assisted inpainting: Systems and methods provide image compression based on parameter-assisted inpainting. In one implementation of an encoder, an image is partitioned into blocks and the blocks classified as smooth or unsmooth, based on the degree of visual edge content and chromatic variation in each block. Image content of the unsmooth blocks... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140037205 - Image prediction based on primary color grading model: Inter-color image prediction is based on color grading modeling. Prediction is applied to the efficient coding of images and video signals of high dynamic range. Prediction models may include a color transformation matrix that models hue and saturation color changes and a non-linear function modeling color correction changes. Under the... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20140037206 - Method and apparatus for generating an image coding signal: An apparatus generates an image coding signal comprising for each image a first pixelised picture and a second pixelised picture having a luminance component and a chroma component. The apparatus comprises a first picture processor (203, 211) which includes image encoding data for an encoded first image in the first... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140037208 - Image processing apparatus, method, and program-recorded storage medium: A gradation-correcting curve to correct a gradation of an input image is generated. Gradation correction based on the gradation-correcting curve is made to a boundary pixel of a color-reproduction space at the same saturation as that of a target lattice point and at a hue of the target lattice point.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140037207 - System and a method of adaptively suppressing false-color artifacts: A system and a method of adaptively suppressing false-color artifacts are disclosed. A luma spatial frequency unit detects edges or an area with a substantially high luma spatial frequency within an active window, and a chroma spatial frequency unit detects substantial fluctuations in colors within the active window. A false-color... Agent: Himax Imaging Limited
20140037209 - System and method for reduced incremental spectral clustering: A method of clustering and reducing hyperspectral image data having a plurality of spatial pixels, and a plurality of spectral dimensions associated with each spatial pixel, includes computing an initial basis vector associated with the hyperspectral image data, unmixing the initial basis vector with the hyperspectral image data to generate... Agent: Raytheon Company
20140037210 - Symbol compression using conditional entropy estimation: The present disclosure includes a system and method for symbol compression using conditional entropy estimation. One method for symbol compression using conditional entropy estimation includes approximating a quantity of symbol encoding bits for a number of symbols using a conditional entropy estimation. Dictionary entries are generated from the number of... Agent:
20140037211 - Key input method in portable terminal: A method of inputting keys in a portable terminal is provided. The method includes receiving a handwriting, identifying an input size of the handwriting and a reference size, and as a result of the identification, if a size difference between the input size of the handwriting and the reference size... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140037213 - Image processing: A method of processing image data includes providing an image sequence such as a video sequence, or a camera transition, identifying a region-of-interest in at least one image of the image sequence, defining a transition region around the region-of-interest and defining a remaining portion of the image to be a... Agent: Liberovision Ag
20140037212 - Image processing method and device: Feature points are extracted from a reference frame. Matching points corresponding to the respective feature points are extracted from a tracking frame. The reference and tracking frames are consecutive in time series. An inverse vector, corresponding to motion of the whole screen, having the matching point as a starting point... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140037214 - Adaptive hierarchical clustering algorithm: Systems and methods for clustering a plurality of feature vectors. A hierarchical clustering algorithm is performed on the plurality of feature vectors to provide a plurality of clusters and a cluster similarity measure for each cluster representing the quality of the cluster. Each cluster of the plurality of clusters with... Agent:
20140037215 - Identifying key frames using group sparsity analysis: A method for identifying a set of key video frames from a video sequence comprising extracting feature vectors for each video frame and applying a group sparsity algorithm to represent the feature vector for a particular video frame as a group sparse combination of the feature vectors for the other... Agent:
20140037216 - Identifying scene boundaries using group sparsity analysis: A method for identifying a set of key video frames from a video sequence comprising extracting feature vectors for each video frame and applying a group sparsity algorithm to represent the feature vector for a particular video frame as a group sparse combination of the feature vectors for the other... Agent:
20140037217 - Method and system for direct strain imaging: A method and system for measuring and determining the full-field spatial distributions of strain tensor field components in a two or three-dimensional space, as a consequence of deformation under generalized loading conditions. One or more digital cameras may be used to acquire successive images of a deforming body with optically... Agent:
20140037218 - Three-dimensional object browsing in documents: A document that includes a representation of a two-dimensional (2-D) image may be obtained. A selection indicator indicating a selection of at least a portion of the 2-D image may be obtained. A match correspondence may be determined between the selected portion of the 2-D image and a three-dimensional (3-D)... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140037219 - Character string extraction method and character string extraction device: A character string extraction device according to the present invention includes a replacement information registering unit in which replacement information to replace character information expected to be erroneously recognized is registered, a candidate character data registering unit in which supposed candidate character data is registered, an image information converting unit... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140037221 - Coding artifacts removing method, coding method, decoding method, coding artifacts removing apparatus, coding apparatus, and decoding apparatus: A method of removing coding artifacts in first and second processed edges that are processed edges in an image signal and in different directions includes: determining, based on at least pixel values of first adjacent pixels adjacent to the first processed edge, a first target pixel from which coding artifacts... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140037220 - Image repository systems and methods: A service card image repository and directory is described. A process includes receiving a request to store at least one service image and related data, determining that the service image has been approved, and then uploading the service image and related data. The method also includes assigning a unique identifier... Agent:
20140037222 - Methods and systems for detection and estimation of compression noise: Systems and methods for estimation of compression noise in an image or in a video sequence are provided. Difference values in a first direction are computed, and a plurality of statistical feature values for the difference values are computed in association with a plurality of offsets. At least one feature... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20140037223 - Method and device for lossy compress-encoding data and corresponding method and device for reconstructing data: The invention proposes modification of quantized coefficients for signalling of a post-processing method. Therefore, it is proposed a method for lossy compress-encoding data comprising at least one of image data and audio data. Said method comprises determining quantized coefficients using a quantization of a discrete cosine transformed residual of a... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20140037224 - Quantization method and apparatus: Quantization for oversampled signals with an error minimization searches based upon clusters of possible sampling vectors where the clusters have minimal correlation and thereby decrease reconstruction error as a function of oversampling (redundancy) ratio.... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20140037225 - Row and column noise reduction in thermal images: Methods and systems are provided to reduce noise in thermal images. In one example, a method includes receiving an image frame comprising a plurality of pixels arranged in a plurality of rows and columns. The pixels comprise thermal image data associated with a scene and noise introduced by an infrared... Agent: Flir Systems, Inc.
20140037226 - Image processing device, display device, image processing method: An image processing device includes a signal supplementing unit that generates a harmonic signal of a signal of a predetermined frequency band in an image signal, and supplements the image signal with the generated harmonic signal.... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20140037227 - Hierarchical cluster determination based on subgraph density: Densest subgraphs of a graph are determined. The graph includes vertices and edges interconnecting the vertices. Each edge connects two of the vertices and has a weight. The vertices and the edges form subgraphs from which the densest subgraphs are determined as those subgraphs having densities greater than a threshold.... Agent:
20140037228 - Zero communication block partitioning: A computer-implemented method for calculating a multi-dimensional wavelet transform in an image processing system comprising a plurality of computation units includes receiving multi-dimensional image data. An overlap value corresponding to a number of non-zero filter coefficients associated with the multi-dimensional wavelet transform is identified. Then the multi-dimensional image data is... Agent: Siemens CorporationPrevious industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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