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Image analysis

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01/22/2015 > 67 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20150023546 - Identification of watermarked content: There are provided methods and systems for identifying watermarked content. In one implementation, such a method includes receiving content including a digital watermark, and detecting the digital watermark, the detecting being performed without use of a decoder configured to read the digital watermark. In implementations in which the content includes... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20150023548 - Information processing device and program: An information processing device includes an image taking section having a connection to an image capturing device by which the image taking section instructs the image capturing device to capture an image of a merchandise, a processor configured to recognize candidates based on the captured image of the merchandise, and... Agent:

20150023547 - Information providing system having content providing apparatus and terminal apparatus, and control method thereof: An information providing system including a content providing apparatus, a display apparatus, and a terminal apparatus is provided. The information providing system includes: a content providing apparatus to generate a watermark, insert the watermark into a predetermined location of a content on a real time basis, and transmit the content;... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150023557 - Apparatus for recognizing objects, apparatus for learning classification trees, and method for operating same: An object recognition system is provided. The object recognition system for recognizing an object may include an input unit to receive, as an input, a depth image representing an object to be analyzed, and a processing unit to recognize a visible object part and a hidden object part of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20150023550 - Automatic extraction of built-up footprints from high resolution overhead imagery through manipulation of alpha-tree data structures: A system for automatically extracting or isolating structures or areas of interest (e.g., built-up structures such as buildings, houses, shelters, tents; agricultural areas; etc.) from HR/VHR overhead imagery data by way of making as little as a single pass through a hierarchical data structure of input image components (where pixels... Agent: Digitalglobe, Inc.

20150023555 - Commodity recognition apparatus and commodity recognition method: In accordance with one embodiment, a commodity recognition apparatus receives, if a commodity is recognized as candidate of a target commodity by a recognition module, a selection input of the target commodity from the candidate; then adds appearance feature amount data to the feature amount data stored in a recognition... Agent:

20150023549 - Detection of astronomical objects: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for detecting astronomical objects. An image frame is received, which includes representations of one or more astronomical objects. The received image frame is divided into several swaths. One or more swaths are selected, which include full or partial representations... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150023561 - Dynamic ultrasound processing using object motion calculation: A system and method for transforming ultrasound data includes acquiring ultrasound data, calculating object motion from the data, modifying a processing parameter, processing the ultrasound data according to the processing parameter, and outputting the processed ultrasound data. The system and method may additionally include the calculation of a data quality... Agent:

20150023559 - Image processing apparatus and method: A method and apparatus for localizing an area in relative movement and for determining the speed and direction thereof in real time is disclosed. Each pixel of an image is smoothed using its own time constant. A binary value corresponding to the existence of a significant variation in the amplitude... Agent:

20150023554 - Image processing apparatus, computer-readable medium storing an image processing program, and image processing method: The image processing apparatus for detecting a moving object in a moving image includes a background generation unit configured to generate a background image of the moving image while updating the background image over time. The background generation unit includes a model derivation unit configured to derive a mixed distribution... Agent: Nk Works Co., Ltd.

20150023556 - Method and apparatus for selecting seed area for tracking nerve fibers in brain: A method for selecting a seed area for tracking nerve fibers in a brain includes performing registration of an atlas which shows a plurality of areas which are included in the brain and image data which relates to the brain, displaying a brain area list with respect to the plurality... Agent: Industry-university Cooperation Foundation Hanyang University

20150023551 - Method and device for detecting falls by image analysis: m

20150023560 - Multi-cue object association: Multiple discrete objects within a scene image captured by a single camera track are distinguished as un-labeled from a background model within a first frame of a video data input. Object position, object appearance and/or object size attributes are determined for each of the blobs, and costs determined to assign... Agent:

20150023558 - System and method for face detection and recognition using locally evaluated zernike and similar moments: The present invention related to a system (1) and method can be used with the purpose of object, particularly face, detection and recognition in the general sense. The intensive system (1) comprises image acquisition unit (2), object detection unit(3), object image normalization unit (4), object recognition unit (5) and database... Agent:

20150023552 - Systems and methods for determining image safety: Systems and methods are provided for determining the safety of an image, which may be used to determine whether an image is appropriate for a given purpose or for use in a given context. Determining the safety of the image may include analyzing the image to determine the amount of... Agent: Gumgum, Inc.

20150023553 - Systems and methods for determining image safety: A methodology for detecting image anomalies in a target area for classifying objects therein, in which at least two images of the target area are obtained from a sensor representing different polarization components. The methodology can be used to classify and/or discriminate manmade objects from natural objects in a target... Agent:

20150023563 - Depth sensor data with real-time processing of scene sensor data: A method of improving depth sensor data in real-time based on scene sensor data is provided that includes aligning depth images of depth-scene image pairs generated by a depth-scene image sensor pair with corresponding scene images wherein, for each depth-scene image pair, the depth image is warped such that locations... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20150023562 - Hybrid multi-camera based positioning: A positioning server is connected to a collection of access points, base stations, NFC stations, and image or video cameras and the collected data is used for positioning objects. A plurality of electronic devices are paired with an object by tracking the position of the object based on imaging and... Agent: Golba LLC

20150023564 - System and method for estimating porosity distribution in subterranean reservoirs: A system and method for estimating porosity distribution in a region of interest of a geologic formation from a resistivity image log representative of the geologic formation is disclosed. A normalization factor representative of a rock matrix based on a first resistivity value and an image point factor based on... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20150023565 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises an image capturing module configured to photograph a commodity to capture the image of the commodity, an acquisition module configured to acquire the image captured by the image capturing module, a recognition module configured to recognize a commodity as a... Agent:

20150023566 - Insect and other small object image recognition and instant response: A device for detecting offending objects such as insects on substrates such as on leaves, plants or in fluid. The device has a microscope lens which magnifies a portion of the substrate and sends an image of the substrate portion to an image recognition system. If the image recognition system... Agent:

20150023568 - Computing systems, computer-readable media and methods of antibody profiling: Computing systems, computer-readable media and methods are disclosed. In the computing system, an image capture device captures an image of a protein array including spots of predetermined proteins, wherein some of the spots have bound to a biological material having individual-specific antibodies to form immune complexes and some of the... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC

20150023567 - Palm identification and in-place personalized interactive display: A user is identified and an in-place personalized interactive display provided by detecting, via a first imaging system, one or more unique characteristics of a user's palm, identifying the user via the one or more unique characteristics and a database containing mappings between detectable unique characteristics and user identities, retrieving... Agent:

20150023569 - Portable electronic apparatus and interactive human face login method: A portable electronic apparatus and an interactive human face login method are disclosed. The portable electronic apparatus comprises a face database, a user interface, an image capturing device, and a recognition circuit. The face database stores a plurality of facial expression feature information. The user interface randomly generates a plurality... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.

20150023571 - Controllable signal processing in a biometric device: A processing channel is operatively connected to a biometric device. The processing channel includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) connected to at least one of an amplifier and an offset circuit. Biometric signals representing captured biometric data, such as a fingerprint image, are controllably fitted into an input range of the... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150023570 - Finger biometric sensor including stacked die each having a non-rectangular shape and related methods: A finger biometric sensor may include first and second integrated circuit (IC) dies arranged in a stacked relation. The first IC die may include a first semiconductor substrate and an array of finger biometric sensing pixels thereon, and the second IC die may include a second semiconductor substrate and processing... Agent:

20150023572 - System and methods for providing finger vein authentication and signature for execution of electronic wallet transactions: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for authenticating and signing electronic wallet transactions. Specifically, this invention relates to systems and methods for providing authentication of electronic wallet transactions via finger vein detection and analysis means. Embodiments of the present invention utilize finger vein detection means to allow... Agent:

20150023573 - Pathological diagnosis support apparatus and pathological diagnosis support method: A pathological diagnosis support apparatus which outputs a diagnostic region that is to be used as a target for diagnosis in a specimen image representing a specimen that is a target for pathological diagnosis, and includes: a target obtainment unit which obtains the specimen image and specimen information related to... Agent:

20150023575 - Anatomy aware articulated registration for image segmentation: Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating image processing. In accordance with one aspect, the framework receives first image data acquired by a first modality and one or more articulated models. The one or more articulated models may include at least one section image acquired by the first modality and... Agent:

20150023574 - Apparatus for providing medical image knowledge service and image processing device and method for the same: Disclosed herein is technology for providing a medical image knowledge service. An apparatus for providing a medical image knowledge service according to an embodiment includes an image processing device for acquiring image information of at least a partial region of an analysis target based on a distribution of reactive oxygen... Agent:

20150023578 - Device and method for determining border of target region of medical images: The invention discloses a device for determining a border of a target region of a medical image, which is used for differentiating the border of the target region according to corresponding physical quantitative properties reflected by tissue distribution in the medical image. The device comprises: an interactive unit, by which... Agent: Hong'en (hangzhou, China) Medical Technology Inc.

20150023577 - Device and method for determining physiological parameters based on 3d medical images: The invention discloses a device for determining physiological parameters based on 3D medical images. The device comprises: a border determining unit, which is used for determining a border of a target region; and a volume determining unit, which is used for determining the total number of voxels in the target... Agent: Hong'en (hangzhou, China) Medical Technology Inc.

20150023576 - Image alignment of breast images: A method of aligning at least two breast images includes aligning a relevant image part in each of the images, the relevant image parts being obtained on the basis of the result of a shape analysis procedure performed on the breast images.... Agent:

20150023579 - Diagnosis support apparatus, method for the same, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: A diagnosis support apparatus obtains a plurality of images as interpretation targets, selects one item of a plurality of image finding items, sequentially assigns evaluations for the selected image finding item to the plurality of images in accordance with an operation input by a user, and displays an image for... Agent:

20150023580 - Microcalcification detection and classification in radiographic images: An analysis of a digitized image is provided. The digitized image is repeatedly convolved to form first convolved images, which first convolved images are convolved a second time to form second convolved images. Each first convolved image and the respective second convolved image representing a stage, and each stage represents... Agent:

20150023581 - Method for generating an electronic/digital banknote and machine for carrying out the said method:

20150023582 - Method and system for resolution conversion of textual content or magnetic ink character recognition (micr) content: A method and a system for resolution conversion of textual content or Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) content in an image are provided. The method includes receiving image data of the image, the image data having a plurality of image planes having essentially the same resolution, wherein at least one... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150023584 - Adaptive pattern generation: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and method for adaptively generating a pattern for fabricating semiconductor devices, the method comprising obtaining image data of a surface, and dynamically modifying a pattern to be applied to the surface based on the obtained image data.... Agent:

20150023583 - Methods and systems for determining a dose-to-clear of a photoresist: A method of determining a dose-to-clear of a photoresist on a wafer includes providing an image of the wafer after the photoresist was exposed to a dose of energy and was developed, transforming the image of the wafer into frequency spectrum data, calculating an average frequency spectrum component of the... Agent:

20150023586 - Depth map generation method, related system and computer program product: A depth map is generated from at least a first and a second image. A plurality of reference pixels in the first image are selected and associated with respective pixels in the second image. A disparity between each reference pixel and the respective pixel in said second image is determined,... Agent:

20150023588 - Depth map generation method, related system and computer program product: A depth map is generated from at least a first and a second image. A plurality of reference pixels are selected in the first image. A cost function is used to associate each reference pixel with a respective pixel in the second image. A masking operation is used to identify... Agent:

20150023589 - Image recording device, three-dimensional image reproducing device, image recording method, and three-dimensional image reproducing method: The image recording device includes: an image information obtaining unit obtaining a first image of the object viewed from a first viewpoint, a second image of the object viewed from a second viewpoint, and viewpoint positions each for one of the viewpoints; a depth information generating unit generating depth information... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150023585 - Matching search method and system: A matching search method is utilized for performing a matching search from a first image block to a second image block in a stereo matching system. The matching search method includes obtaining a global offset of the first image block corresponding to the second image block according to an offset... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20150023587 - Method for generating a depth map, related system and computer program product: A depth map is generated from at least a first and a second image. Generally, a plurality of reference pixels are selected in the first image and associated with respective pixels in the second image. Next, the disparity between each reference pixel and the respective pixel in said second image... Agent:

20150023590 - Method and system for human action recognition: A method and a system for human action recognition are provided. In the method, a plurality of training data corresponding to a plurality of gestures are received and clustered into at least one group according to similarity between the training data, where the training data represent the gestures, and a... Agent: National Taiwan University Of Science And Technology

20150023591 - Optical analysis of a point of aim of a projectile discharge device: A system and method for performing an optical analysis of a point of aim of a projectile discharge device includes capturing and storing a first image in a first temporary storage location, capturing and storing a second image in a second temporary storage location, comparing the second image with the... Agent:

20150023592 - Lifeform image analysis system, lifeform image analysis method, and lifeform image analysis program: A image input means 81 inputs a lifeform image which is a captured image of a lifeform sample. A structure standard color storage means 82 stores a standard color of a structure included in the lifeform image. A structure extraction means 83 extracts a target structure from the lifeform image.... Agent:

20150023593 - Image processing method for character recognition, character recognition apparatus using this method, and program: An image processing method of processing a gray-scale image of character strings arranged in a plurality of lines of text, for character recognition, includes setting at least a part of a range, in which the character strings in the gray-scale image area are distributed, as a search area, and setting,... Agent: Omron Corporation

20150023594 - Transforming wide dynamic range images to reduced dynamic range images: A method of transforming an N-bit raw wide dynamic range (WDR) Bayer image to a K-bit raw red-green-blue (RGB) image wherein N>K is provided that includes converting the N-bit raw WDR Bayer image to an N-bit raw RGB image, computing a luminance image from the N-bit raw RGB image, computing... Agent:

20150023595 - Method for rendering paths without outlining artifacts: A method for outlining a two-dimensional input path defined according to a nonzero winding rule is described. Degenerate segments and degenerate contours of the input path are removed. Intersections of the input path are determined. Contours of the input path that include intersections are marked. Unmarked interior contours are removed.... Agent:

20150023596 - Person clothing feature extraction device, person search device, and processing method thereof: A person's region is detected from input video of a surveillance camera; a person's direction in the person's region is determined; the separability of person's clothes is determined to generate clothing segment separation information; furthermore, clothing features representing visual features of person's clothes in the person's region are extracted in... Agent: Nec Corporation

20150023597 - Feature sensitive captioning of media content: There are provided methods and systems for use in performing feature sensitive captioning of media content. In one implementation, such a method includes detecting an aesthetically determinative feature of a media content unit selected by a user, and determining a captioning aesthetic for a caption of the media content unit... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20150023598 - Recognition dictionary evaluation apparatus and recognition dictionary evaluation method: In accordance with one embodiment, a recognition dictionary evaluation apparatus calculates, in response to the update of a recognition dictionary file, a recognition rate by item of each commodity according to feature amount data of the updated recognition dictionary file; evaluates the recognition dictionary file based on the calculated recognition... Agent:

20150023600 - Authorizing the use of a biometric card: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for authorizing the use of a biometric transaction card. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide a biometric card having a biometric sensor to determine whether the biometric information (fingerprint) is from human skin. In a typical embodiment, the cardholder... Agent:

20150023599 - Optical match character classification: Machines, systems and methods for enhanced optical character recognition are provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises identifying a sample character in a textual context to be optically recognized; comparing the sample character with a template character, wherein the sample character is scaled into a first grid and the template... Agent:

20150023602 - Fast recognition algorithm processing, systems and methods: Systems and methods of quickly recognizing or differentiating many objects are presented. Contemplated systems include an object model database storing recognition models associated with known modeled objects. The object identifiers can be indexed in the object model database based on recognition features derived from key frames of the modeled object.... Agent:

20150023601 - Robust analysis for deformable object classification and recognition by image sensors: A method and a system of identifying deformable objects in digital images using processing circuitry are disclosed. The method includes partitioning, using the processing circuitry, a composite image into M composite blocks. An input image is partitioned into M input blocks. Each input block is paired with a corresponding composite... Agent:

20150023603 - Head-pose invariant recognition of facial expressions: A system facilitates automatic recognition of facial expressions. The system includes a data access module and an expression engine. The expression engine further includes a set of specialized expression engines, a pose detection module, and a combiner module. The data access module accesses a facial image of a head. The... Agent:

20150023604 - Card art display: Providing improved card art for display comprises receiving, by one or more computing devices, an image of a card and performing an image recognition algorithm on the image. The computing device identifies images represented on the card image and comparing the identified images to an image database. The computing device... Agent: Google Inc.

20150023605 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes a comparing target image acquisition unit that acquires a comparing target image that is to be compared with an original image, a difference detection unit that detects one or more difference information items by comparing the original image and the comparing target image, and an... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd

20150023606 - Reliability acquiring apparatus, reliability acquiring method, and reliability acquiring program: A reliability acquiring apparatus includes a section that stores information on a classifier that outputs part likelihood concerning a predetermined part of a detection target when applied to an image, a section that calculates, concerning an image region included in an input image, the part likelihood on the basis of... Agent: Nrc Corporation

20150023607 - Gesture recognition method and apparatus based on analysis of multiple candidate boundaries: An image processing system comprises an image processor configured to identify a plurality of candidate boundaries in an image, to obtain corresponding modified images for respective ones of the candidate boundaries, to apply a mapping function to each of the modified images to generate a corresponding vector, to determine sets... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20150023608 - Method and apparatus for compressed sensing: Method and apparatus for compressed sensing yields acceptable quality reconstructions of an object from reduced numbers of measurements. A component x of a signal or image is represented as a vector having m entries. Measurements y, comprising a vector with n entries, where n is less than m, are made.... Agent:

20150023609 - Method and apparatus for decoding a progressive jpeg image: A progressive JPEG (joint photographic experts group) decoder is disclosed. The progressive JPEG decoder includes a processing unit that receives a plurality of progressive scans and generates a plurality of modified progressive scans (MPSs). A baseline JPEG decoder, coupled to the processing unit, includes a Huffman decoder, an inverse quantization... Agent:

20150023610 - Encoding method and system using block-based quantization level thereof: An encoding method and system using block-based quantization levels. In the encoding method, the encoding system calculates a feature value according to an image characteristic corresponding to a subject block to be quantized, the subject block being included in image information to be compressed, determines a quantization level of the... Agent:

20150023611 - Method and device for generating a super-resolution version of a low resolution input data structure: The invention relates to the improvement of the resolution of regularly sampled multi-dimensional signals, where a single low-resolution signal is available. These methods are generically referred to as example-based super-resolution or single-image super-resolution. The method for super-resolving a single image comprises three stages. First, an interpolation-based up-scaling of the input... Agent:

20150023612 - Method of inserting an image into a container file: A method of inserting an image into a container file includes reading source data including the image and opening the container file where the image will be stored. The container file comprises one or more records. Each record includes an image file section reserved for storing the image, an image... Agent: Pixia Corp.

  
01/15/2015 > 92 patent applications in 42 patent subcategories.

20150016664 - Methods and arrangements involving substrate marking: First and second patterns are formed on a substrate. A spatial offset between the patterns is determined, and stored for later use in authenticating the substrate. (One or both of the patterns may convey steganographic information. One pattern may be printed, while the other may be embossed.) A smartphone can... Agent:

20150016662 - Pattern matching method and electronic device therefor: A method and apparatus verify whether a pattern extracted from an image or a video frame is identical to an original pattern in an electronic device. The method includes extracting a pattern and converting the extracted pattern into a first pattern of a binarized grid type, verifying pixel information of... Agent:

20150016661 - Watermarking and signal recognition for managing and sharing captured content, metadata discovery and related arrangements: Content played at an event is identified using watermarking and/or other content recognition combined with contextual metadata, which facilitates identification and correlation with other content and metadata when it is posted to a network.... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20150016663 - Watermarking in an encrypted domain: Methods, apparatus and systems for embedding auxiliary information in encrypted host signals are provided. The present invention enables secure application of digital watermarks at any point in the transmission and/or distribution of digital content by enabling the insertion of a plurality of digital watermarks, without the knowledge of the encryption/decryption... Agent:

20150016665 - Mail box indicator system: A system for indicating a contents change and transmitting a related wireless signal, the signal including a movement detecting and signal transmitting member for mounting on or proximate to the object whose movement is to be detected, a signal receiving and alarm generating member for receiving a signal from the... Agent:

20150016678 - Apparatus and method of predicting turns of vehicle: An apparatus predicts a turn of a vehicle based on a picked-up image of a forward view of the vehicle. The forward view is imaged by an on-vehicle sensor to repeatedly acquire images. The acquired images include position coordinate information of a light source and information indicating whether the light... Agent: Denso Corporation

20150016669 - Automated remote car counting: A system for automated car counting comprises a satellite-based image collection subsystem; a data storage subsystem; and an analysis software module stored and operating on a computer coupled to the data storage subsystem. The satellite-based image collection subsystem collects images corresponding to a plurality of areas of interest and stores... Agent: Digitalglobe, Inc.

20150016672 - Commodity recognition apparatus and commodity recognition method: The commodity recognition apparatus displays a frame for surrounding a commodity in an image captured by an image capturing module. Then the commodity recognition apparatus recognizes a candidate of the commodity imaged in the frame according to the feature amount of the image in the area surrounded by the frame,... Agent:

20150016679 - Feature extraction device, feature extraction method, and feature extraction program: Device (10) comprises: a comparison object pixel acquisition unit (433) which acquires pixel values of a plurality of comparison object pixels which, when each pixel of an image is designated as a pixel of interest, and a ring-shaped region with the pixel of interest being designated as the center thereof... Agent:

20150016677 - High accuracy beam placement for local area navigation: An improved method of high accuracy beam placement for local area navigation in the field of semiconductor chip manufacturing. Preferred embodiments of the present invention can also be used to rapidly navigate to one single bit cell in a memory array or similar structure, for example to characterize or correct... Agent: Fei Company

20150016680 - Hybrid precision tracking: Disclosed herein are through-the-lens tracking systems and methods which can enable sub-pixel accurate camera tracking suitable for real-time set extensions. That is, the through-the-lens tracking can make an existing lower precision camera tracking and compositing system into a real-time VFX system capable of sub-pixel accurate real-time camera tracking. With this... Agent:

20150016673 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes: an object setting section that sets an object image indicating an object which is placed in an image generated by an image capturing section; a detection section that detects the object included in a synthetic image in which the object image and the image generated... Agent:

20150016686 - Image processing apparatus, method, and program: An image processing apparatus, including a filtering unit that performs filtering on an image using a second order partial differential and calculates a Hessian matrix and an evaluation unit that discriminates a structure included in the image using eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the Hessian matrix, in which the filtering unit... Agent:

20150016683 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program: Provided is an image processing device including a global motion detection unit configured to detect a global motion indicating a motion of an entire image, a local motion detection unit configured to detect a local motion indicating a motion of each of areas of an image, and a main subject... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150016685 - Information processing device, information processing system, and program: There is provided an information processing device including a control unit to generate play event information based on a determination whether detected behavior of a user is a predetermined play event.... Agent:

20150016674 - Method and apparatus for connecting devices using eye tracking: A method for connecting an electronic device using an eye-tracking technique and an electronic device that implements the method are provided. The method includes acquiring eye-tracking information, obtaining image information corresponding to the eye-tracking information, comparing the image information with specific information about at least one external device, and based... Agent:

20150016666 - Method and apparatus for determining geolocation of image contents: A method and apparatus for determining a location of an object depicted in an image are disclosed. The location of an object depicted in an image is determined based on one or more of a camera location at a time the image was captured, object distance data, and camera orientation.... Agent: Google Inc.

20150016687 - Method, system and computer storage medium for face detection: In a face detection method, preprocess an image, and extract corners from the preprocessed image. Then, filter and combine the corners to obtain a connected component for the corners. Extract a centroid from the connected component of the corners, and match the centroid with a facial template. Then, calculate a... Agent:

20150016670 - Methods and systems for image recognition: A method and system for image recognition are disclosed. The method includes the steps of acquiring image information for a target object to be recognized at a terminal device; transferring said image information to a server, wherein the server applies feature recognition techniques to the image information, and returns a... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20150016684 - Object detection device, object detection method, and object detection program: An object detection device includes a raster scan execution unit that executes a raster scan on an input image using a scan window in order to detect an object within the input image which is input by an image input unit, a scan point acquisition unit that acquires scan points... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150016667 - Object recognition for 3d models and 2d drawings: A first method is disclosed for recognizing 3D objects in 3D models created by 3D scanners, depth sensing cameras or created by a 3D modeling software application. A second method is disclosed for recognizing 2D objects in drawings. The 3D/2D objects can be individual objects that have simple forms or... Agent:

20150016682 - Reference-based motion tracking during non-invasive therapy: During a focused-ultrasound or other non-invasive treatment procedure, the motion of the treatment target or other object(s) of interest can be tracked in real time based on the comparison of treatment images against a reference library of images that have been acquired prior to treatment for the anticipated range of... Agent:

20150016688 - Salient point-based arrangements: A variety of methods and systems involving sensor-equipped portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, are described. One particular embodiment decodes a digital watermark from imagery captured by the device and, by reference to watermark payload data, obtains salient point data corresponding to an object depicted in the imagery.... Agent:

20150016671 - Setting apparatus, output method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: A setting apparatus that configures a setting for detecting that an object existing at different positions in images corresponding to different times has passed through a detection line or a detection area composites, on an image, an indication indicating a trajectory of an object in an image, and outputs the... Agent:

20150016668 - Settlement mapping systems: A system detects settlements from images. A processor reads image data. The processor is programmed by processing only a portion of the image data designated a settlement by a user. The processor transforms the image data into a settlement classification or a non-settlement classification by discriminating pixels within the images... Agent:

20150016676 - System and method for detecting object using depth information: A system for detecting an object is provided. The system includes a depth image receiver that receives a depth image from a depth camera; a strong classifier that classifies an object region and a non-object region in the depth image based on a characteristic of an object; and an object... Agent:

20150016675 - Terminal apparatus, information processing system, and information processing method: A terminal apparatus includes a first execution unit. The first execution unit includes an acquisition unit that acquires a captured image captured by an image capturing unit, a transmitting unit that transmits the captured image acquired by the acquisition unit to an image search system including a storage unit, in... Agent:

20150016681 - Three-dimensional object detection device: A three-dimensional object detection device includes an image capturing unit, an image conversion unit, a three-dimensional object detection unit, a movement speed calculation unit, a three-dimensional object assessment unit, a non-detection-object assessment unit and a control unit. The image conversion unit converts a viewpoint of the images to create bird's-eye... Agent:

20150016689 - Pitch determination systems and methods for aerial roof estimation: User interface systems and methods for roof estimation are described. Example embodiments include a roof estimation system that provides a user interface configured to facilitate roof model generation based on one or more aerial images of a building roof. In one embodiment, roof model generation includes image registration, image lean... Agent:

20150016690 - Methods and apparatus for refractive flow measurement: An imaging method and corresponding apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention enables measurement and visualization of fluid flow. An embodiment method includes obtaining video captured by a video camera with an imaging plane. Representations of motions in the video are correlated. A textured background of the scene... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20150016691 - Image tagging user interface: An image having a region tagged by a first user is obtained. The tag can include a first label of a person in the region, and the label can be used by the first user to identify the person in the region. Then, a second label of the person is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20150016692 - Methods for performing biometric recognition of a human eye and corroboration of same: A method of biometric recognition is provided. Multiple images of the face or other non-iris image and iris of an individual are acquired. If the multiple images are determined to form an expected sequence of images, the face and iris images are associated together. A single camera preferably acquires both... Agent:

20150016693 - Method and apparatus for prioritizing image quality of a particular subject within an image: A device capable of digital imaging detects multiple faces in image data received from an image sensor, performs pattern recognition to check if at least one of the detected faces is a priority face belonging to a ranked set of reference faces, adjusting at least one imaging related parameter (e.g.,... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20150016694 - Electronic device providing downloading of enrollment finger biometric data via short-range wireless communication: An electronic system may include a first electronic device comprising a first finger biometric sensor, a first processor capable of collecting enrollment finger biometric data from the first finger biometric sensor, and a first short-range wireless transceiver coupled to the first processor. The system may further include a second electronic... Agent:

20150016695 - Method and apparatus for recognizing fingerprints: A fingerprint recognition method and apparatus are provided for quickly and accurately authenticating a user using a direction of a fingerprint. The fingerprint recognition method includes sensing a fingerprint input from a user; creating fingerprint data including a direction angle of the fingerprint input; and authenticating the user based on... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150016696 - User authentication method and device: A method for checking the genuineness of a finger includes: a capture step during which a capture device captures a full field OCT image of the face of the finger; a co-occurrence matrix computing step during which a processing unit computes the co-occurrence matrix of the image thus captured; an... Agent:

20150016698 - Electronic device providing biometric authentication based upon multiple biometric template types and related methods: An electronic system may include an authentication device capable of performing authentication based upon a first type of finger biometric template, and an electronic device. The electronic device may include a wireless transceiver, a finger biometric sensor, and a processor cooperating with the finger biometric sensor and capable of performing... Agent:

20150016697 - Finger biometric sensor data synchronization via a cloud computing device and related methods: An electronic system may include a first electronic device comprising a first finger biometric sensor and a first processor. The first processor may be capable of collecting enrollment finger biometric data from the first finger biometric sensor. The system may further include a cloud computing device capable of uploading and... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150016699 - Phantom image classification: A computing device uses image metadata to perform a first sub-classification of an image, wherein the first sub-classification is deterministic, then uses a combination of image data and the image metadata to perform a second sub-classification, further in a third sub-classification, uses image data to make a probabilistic classification of... Agent: Radiological Imaging Technology, Inc.

20150016700 - System and method for displaying motility events in an in vivo image stream: A system and method may analyse and display intestinal motility events, based on an image stream captured by an in vivo imaging device. According to some embodiments, the system includes a storage unit to store image frames from the image stream, a processor to select a strip of pixels from... Agent:

20150016702 - Automated methods and systems for vascular plaque detection and analysis: Automated methods and systems for the detection and analysis of plaque in one or more regions of a patient's vasculature are described.... Agent: Ischem Corporation

20150016704 - Imaging apparatus for imaging an object: The invention relates to an imaging apparatus for imaging an object. A geometric relation determination unit (10) determines a geometric relation between first and second images of the object, wherein a marker determination unit (14) determines corresponding marker locations in the first and second images and marker appearances based on... Agent:

20150016703 - Method for image registration: A method (30) for image registration of sections, in particular for image registration of histological sections, is described. The method comprises reading in (32) of a data set for at least two sections, wherein each of the data sets comprises m images of each section in m resolution levels (11,... Agent:

20150016701 - Pulse sequence-based intensity normalization and contrast synthesis for magnetic resonance imaging: According to one or more of the embodiments herein, a subject image of biological tissue is acquired from a pulse sequence of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device, and one or more pulse sequence parameters used to acquire the subject image may be estimated based on a relationship between the... Agent:

20150016705 - Fluoroscopy apparatus and fluoroscopy apparatus operating method: The invention provides a fluoroscopy apparatus including an image-capturing device that acquires a fluorescence image of a subject; a sensitivity adjusting portion that sets a sensitivity of the image-capturing device to fluorescence on the basis of a gradation value of the fluorescence image; a notifying portion that extracts a lesion... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150016706 - Banknote counting and authenticating machine and method thereof: A machine includes an electronic control module for conducting authentication process of a banknote and transiting/receiving every module signal to control operation of a user interface; an image control module for activating an image sensor to read and authenticate the banknote upon receipt of a banknote input signal from the... Agent: Climax Machine Industry Co., Ltd.

20150016707 - Device stand for point-of-sale mobile devices: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer-readable media related to employing adaptive multi-feature semantic location sensing methods to estimate the semantic location of a mobile device. An image of a transaction document may be captured. The captured image to a processing server for processing magnetic ink character recognition (MICR) information... Agent:

20150016710 - Image processing architecture: An inspection system that receives image data corresponding to an image and processes the image data to produce a report corresponding to characteristics of the image. Interface cards receive the image data in a flow, where each interface card receives image data corresponding to a different portion of the image.... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20150016708 - Pattern characterisation method: A method of characterizing a pattern includes determining an image of the contour of the pattern to be characterized with an imagining instrumentation; processing the image, the processing including determining a plurality of points located along the contour and sampled according to a given sampling interval; for each point, identifying... Agent:

20150016709 - Pattern sensing device and semiconductor sensing system: An object of the invention is to provide a pattern measuring device for generating appropriate reference pattern data while suppressing an increase in the manufacturing cost that would occur when manufacturing conditions are finely changed. A pattern measuring device has an arithmetic processing unit for measuring a pattern formed on... Agent: Hitachi High- Technologies Corporation

20150016711 - Devices, systems, and methods for classifying materials based on a bidirectional reflectance distribution function: Systems, devices, and methods for classifying a sample by material type measure a reflection of a sample at an illumination angle and an observation angle in at least two spectral bands, calculate a feature value for the sample based on an estimated ratio value of the at least two spectral... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150016713 - Image processing device and image processing method: There is provided an image processing device including a depth generation unit configured to generate, based on an image of a current frame and an image of a preceding frame of the current frame, a depth image indicating a position of a subject in a depth direction in the image... Agent:

20150016712 - Methods for object recognition and related arrangements: Methods and arrangements involving portable user devices such smartphones and wearable electronic devices are disclosed, as well as other devices and sensors distributed within an ambient environment. Some arrangements enable a user to perform an object recognition process in a computationally- and time-efficient manner. Other arrangements enable users and other... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20150016714 - Tagging virtualized content: Techniques for tagging virtualized content are disclosed. In some embodiments, a modeled three-dimensional scene of objects representing abstracted source content is generated and analyzed to determine a contextual characteristic of the scene that is based on a plurality of objects comprising the scene. The modeled scene is tagged with a... Agent:

20150016715 - Output device and output system: An output device has a first input portion that inputs data of a target state, a second input portion that inputs data of a current state, a sensing portion that senses a state of a shift portion that shifts from the current state to another state including the target state... Agent: Omron Corporation

20150016717 - Opacity measurement using a global pixel set: A computing device is described herein that is configured to select a pixel pair including a foreground pixel of an image and a background pixel of the image from a global set of pixels based at least on spatial distances from an unknown pixel and color distances from the unknown... Agent:

20150016716 - Systems and methods for note content extraction and management by segmenting notes: Techniques for creating and manipulating software notes representative of physical notes are described. A note management system comprises a sensor configured to capture an image data of a physical note, wherein the note is separated into one or more segments using marks, wherein each of the segments is marked by... Agent:

20150016718 - Systems and methods for note content extraction and management using segmented notes: Techniques for creating and manipulating software notes representative of physical notes are described. A note management system comprises a note recognition module configured to receive image data capturing a note having a plurality of color segments, wherein the note recognition module is further configured to generate a plurality of indicators,... Agent:

20150016720 - Guided image filtering for image content: Apparatus 10 for processing image data comprises an input 11 arranged to receive image data representing an image. The image data comprises a luminance component 13 at a first spatial resolution and at least one chrominance component 14 at a second, lower, spatial resolution. An up-sampling unit 18 up-samples the... Agent:

20150016719 - Methods of sifting out significant visual patterns from visual data: An embodiment of the invention provides a method performed by an electronic device. Under the method, the electronic device first analyzes significance-indication information of an image block of visual data to determine whether the image block encompasses a significant visual pattern. The significance-indication information includes the image block's time domain... Agent:

20150016722 - Image processing device and method: A region determination circuit (60) determines whether or not each of the pixels in an image is within a region subject to correction, in which pixels having at most a predetermined brightness level appear with a frequency equal to or less than a predetermined value. An offset level generation circuit... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20150016721 - Image-quality improvement method, apparatus, and recording medium: An image-quality improvement method is provided. The image-quality improvement method includes detecting an area of interest from an input image; generating a color distribution map based on a plurality of respective brightness elements and a plurality of respective chroma elements of a plurality of pixels which belong to a predetermined... Agent: Soongsil University Research Consortium Techno- Park

20150016723 - Method and system for comparing images: A method comparing first and second images, including: identifying and matching first and second keypoints in the first and second images; arranging a distribution of values of a calculated plurality of first distance ratios in a histogram; determining a number of correct keypoint matches, including: determining a matrix, each matrix... Agent: Telecom Italia S.p.a.

20150016724 - Method for determining the extent of a foreground object in an image: Embodiments are directed towards determining within a digital camera whether a pixel belongs to a foreground or background segment within a given image by evaluating a ratio of derivative and deviation metrics in an area around each pixel in the image, or ratios of derivative metrics across a plurality of... Agent:

20150016725 - Retrieval method and electronic apparatus: According to one embodiment, a retrieval method includes receiving a first stroke corresponding to a retrieval key for retrieving a handwritten stroke stored in a memory of an electronic apparatus; acquiring, if the first stroke comprises a second stroke for filling an area and a third stroke not for filling... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150016726 - Method and electronic device for processing handwritten object: According to one embodiment, a handwriting process method includes displaying a handwritten object on a touch-screen display of an electronic device, the handwritten object includes a plurality of strokes, the plurality of strokes being input by handwriting, detecting a touch operation at a location on at least part of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150016729 - Image search device, image search method, program, and computer-readable storage medium: An image search device is configured to: obtain a plurality of query feature amounts each indicating a local feature of an image serving as a query; select image feature amounts respectively corresponding to the respective query feature amounts so that one image feature amount is selected relative to one of... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.

20150016728 - Intelligent landmark selection to improve registration accuracy in multimodal image fushion: Systems and methods for image registration includes an image feature detection module (116) configured to identify internal landmarks of a first image (110). An image registration and transformation module (118) is configured to compute a registration transformation, using a processor, to register a second image (112) with the first image... Agent:

20150016727 - Methods and systems for selecting an image in a network environment: Systems and methods for collecting, selecting, and displaying an image or image set in a network based environment are described. The systems and methods can collect multiple images for any given item from multiple sources, select a desired image (or set of images) that best depicts that item, and then... Agent:

20150016730 - Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to measure geographical features using an image of a geographical location: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to measure geographical features using an image of a geographical location are disclosed. An example method includes dividing an image of a geographic area of interest into geographical zones, the geographical zones being representative of different physical geographical areas; modifying boundaries of a first... Agent:

20150016731 - Pattern matching method and pattern matching apparatus: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a pattern matching method of detecting an image of a detection target from a search image, comprising: obtaining a reference image of the detection target; generating the model edge image on a basis of the reference image; generating the... Agent:

20150016732 - Systems and methods for using curvatures to analyze facial and body features: Systems and methods of providing an attractiveness analysis are disclosed. In some embodiments, an electronic analysis platform is configured to obtain image data and curvature data to provide an attractiveness analysis to a user via a physical interface. Curvature data could comprise any data indicative of a curvature of a... Agent:

20150016733 - Method and device for notification of facial recognition environment, and computer-readable recording medium for executing method: According to a method for providing a notification on a face recognition environment of the present disclosure, the method includes obtaining an input image that is input in a preview state, comparing feature information for a face included in the input image with feature information for a plurality of reference... Agent:

20150016735 - Image encoding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, image processing apparatus, and control method thereof: This invention makes it possible to detect only a relatively large mismatch while allowing a mismatch to some extent between an LDR image and HDR information, which are stored in a single file, caused by editing of the LDR image. An apparatus of this invention generates, from an input HDR... Agent:

20150016734 - Image processing apparatus and recording medium: An image processing apparatus includes a reconfigurable circuit, a compression unit, an image processing unit, and a controller. The reconfigurable circuit has a reconfigurable circuit configuration. The compression unit is configured as a circuit in the reconfigurable circuit to compress image data. The image processing unit is configured as a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd

20150016736 - Method for providing real-time service of huge and high quality digital image on internet: A method for providing real time service of huge and high quality digital image on internet is disclosed, wherein data relevant to a general life such as a general photo, an advertising leaflet, and a pamphlet and professional image data exhibited in an art gallery, exhibition grounds, a pavilion are... Agent: Innotive Corporation

20150016737 - Methods and apparatuses for encoding/decoding high resolution images: The invention relates to methods and apparatuses for encoding/decoding high resolution images, which involve setting the size of the prediction unit to be encoded to an expanded macro-block size in accordance with the temporal frequency characteristics or spatial frequency characteristics among pictures to be encoded, and performing motion prediction motion... Agent:

20150016741 - Apparatus and method for encoding/decoding images for intra-prediction: A method of decoding an image includes the steps of restoring a residual value by performing inverse quantization and inverse transform on the residual value by entropy decoding a received bit stream, generating a prediction unit by performing intra prediction selectively using one of a plurality of prediction modes on... Agent:

20150016738 - Methods and apparatuses for encoding/decoding high resolution images: The invention relates to methods and apparatuses for encoding/decoding high resolution images, which involve setting the size of the prediction unit to be encoded to an expanded macro-block size in accordance with the temporal frequency characteristics or spatial frequency characteristics among pictures to be encoded, and performing motion prediction motion... Agent:

20150016739 - Methods and apparatuses for encoding/decoding high resolution images: The invention relates to methods and apparatuses for encoding/decoding high resolution images, which involve setting the size of the prediction unit to be encoded to an expanded macro-block size in accordance with the temporal frequency characteristics or spatial frequency characteristics among pictures to be encoded, and performing motion prediction motion... Agent:

20150016740 - Methods and apparatuses for encoding/decoding high resolution images: The invention relates to methods and apparatuses for encoding/decoding high resolution images, which involve setting the size of the prediction unit to be encoded to an expanded macro-block size in accordance with the temporal frequency characteristics or spatial frequency characteristics among pictures to be encoded, and performing motion prediction motion... Agent:

20150016742 - Methods for compensating decoding error in three-dimensional models: Encoders compress 3D images and compensate for decoding error using instance component decoders which decode instance components of the 3D image to generate decoded instance components, error calculation units which compare the decoded instance components with corresponding uncompressed instance components to calculate decoding errors, and determination units which determine if... Agent: Thomson Licensing

20150016744 - Diagnostic ultrasound apparatus: In ultrasound images, there are many stationary echoes in the region superficial to the deep region comprising the heart. In the present invention, a HPF processing unit (20) filters frame data by applying a high pass filter, the characteristics of which have been set according to the depth in the... Agent: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.

20150016743 - Enhancing perceived sharpness of images: A method of enhancing the perceived sharpness of an image by controlling a spatial interpolation process. A pixel value spatial gradient measure is formed and used to generate a map of modified pixel positions. In this map, the pixel spacing is reduced when the gradient measure is high. By using... Agent:

20150016745 - Method for determining noise level: The present invention relates to a method for determining noise levels in a subband of an image. The method comprises receiving the subband of the image, defining block regions in the at least two space domains of the subband, for each defined block region, identifying first wavelet coefficients associated with... Agent:

20150016746 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An example image processor provides a distortion-corrected image including a masking area having improved appearance. The image processor includes: a masking area retaining section that retains a masking area set for an image having distortion; a masking execution section that performs masking processing for the image having distortion using the... Agent:

20150016747 - Image processor and image combination method thereof: An image processor and an image combination method thereof are provided. The image processor includes a processing unit for performing the image combination method, and a storing unit for storing an original image and an output image. The image combination method includes the following steps. First, the original image is... Agent:

20150016748 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and image processing method: Image processing apparatus, an image processing system, and an image processing method. The image processing apparatus includes: an input image processing unit for outputting global information of sample data obtained by sampling first image data and dividing and outputting the first image data into an N (where N is a... Agent:

20150016749 - Image interpolation method and image interpolation device and image apparatus using the same: An image interpolation method and an image interpolation device and an image apparatus using the image interpolation method are provided. The image interpolation method uses a probabilistic neural network model to perform an adaptive interpolation on an image. The image interpolation method includes the following steps. Firstly, plural reference points... Agent: National Central University

20150016752 - Image data display system and image data display program: An image data display system classifies image data into a cluster based on a predetermined condition regardless of whether or not the image data conforms to DCF standard and displays information specific to the image data when displayed as a slide show. A CPU creates a cluster, including a plurality... Agent:

20150016750 - Image processor and method for memory access control: An image processor includes a memory including multiple memory banks each having multiple unit storage areas and holding an image, an image processing unit that processes an image, and an access controller that controls an access from the image processing unit to the memory. In storing the image in the... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20150016751 - System and method for creating a collection of images: System and method for creating a collection of images are described, the method comprising: receiving images from at least one source of images; processing the images to produce an output collection of images, the processing comprising grouping the images to clusters of related images and selecting the preferred images in... Agent:

  
01/08/2015 > 51 patent applications in 25 patent subcategories.

20150010200 - Measuring apparatus and measuring program: An apparatus includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire a measured image including a cloud and a reference article; a specifying unit configured to specify a first area of the reference article in the measured image; a determining unit configured to determine whether or not the cloud exists on the... Agent:

20150010201 - Method and device for assessing the presence of a watermark in a video: The invention relates to a method for assessing the presence of a watermark in a video wherein the video comprises at least a sequence of frames. The method comprises for at least one frame among one of the sequences of frames the steps of computing a set of axial cross-correlation... Agent:

20150010205 - Apparatus and method for inspecting pins on a probe card: Embodiments described herein generally relate to methods and apparatuses for ensuring the integrity of probe card assemblies and verifying that probe cards are ready for testing. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes a stage that allows stable and precise movement of a sensor. The stage includes a first support, a... Agent: Stichting Continuiteit Beijert Engineering

20150010207 - Driving assistance device and driving assistance method: A current sensor includes: a magneto electric conversion element; and a magnetic field concentrating core applying a magnetic field caused by a measurement object current to the magneto electric conversion element. A planar shape of the magnetic field concentrating core perpendicular to a current flowing direction is a ring shape... Agent:

20150010206 - Gaze position estimation system, control method for gaze position estimation system, gaze position estimation device, control method for gaze position estimation device, program, and information storage medium: A photographing unit photographs a face of the user who is looking at a screen displayed on a display unit. An area detecting unit detects, from the photographed image of the photographing unit, an eye area of the user and at least one of a face area of the user... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.

20150010208 - Measuring quality of experience associated with a mobile device: Implementations and techniques for measuring quality of experience associated with a mobile device are generally disclosed.... Agent:

20150010202 - Method for determining object poses using weighted features: A method for determining a pose of an object in a scene by determining a set of scene features from data acquired of the scene and matching the scene features to model features to generate weighted candiate poses when the scene feature matches one of the model features, wherein the... Agent:

20150010203 - Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for performing accurate pose estimation of objects: An apparatus for determining a pose(s) of an object(s) may include a processor and memory storing executable computer code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including receiving a detected image of at least one face and analyzing the image of the at least one face based on data... Agent:

20150010204 - Person behavior analysis device, person behavior analysis system, person behavior analysis method, and monitoring device: A behavior analysis/monitoring device includes: a person detection unit configured to detect a person(s) from image information obtained by capturing images covering an area around an item placement area; a part-of-interest detection unit configured to detect, for each person detected by the person detection unit, a part of interest set... Agent:

20150010209 - Real time processing of video frames: A method and system for real time processing of a sequence of video frames. A current frame in the sequence and at least one frame in the sequence occurring prior to the current frame is analyzed. Each frame includes a two-dimensional array of pixels. The sequence of video frames is... Agent:

20150010210 - Real time processing of video frames: A method and system for real time processing of a sequence of video frames. A current frame in the sequence and at least one frame in the sequence occurring prior to the current frame is analyzed. The sequence of video frames is received in synchronization with a recording of the... Agent:

20150010211 - Real time processing of video frames: A method and system for real time processing of a sequence of video frames. A current frame in the sequence and at least one frame in the sequence occurring prior to the current frame is analyzed. The sequence of video frames is received in synchronization with a recording of the... Agent:

20150010212 - Method of determining the position of a vehicle in a traffic lane of a road and methods for detecting alignment and risk of collision between two vehicles: A method of determining positioning of a subject automobile vehicle in a traffic corridor of a traffic lane, including: a) acquiring a number of traffic corridors of the traffic lane, b) acquiring an image of the traffic lane on which there appears at least one lateral part of the traffic... Agent: Renault S.a.s.

20150010213 - Image surveillance system and image surveillance method: An image surveillance system and an image surveillance method are provided. The image surveillance method includes following steps. An image is captured, and at least one reference target is defined in the captured image. A monitored object in the image is identified. A distance between the monitored object and each... Agent: Faraday Technology Corp.

20150010214 - Information processing device, communication counterpart decision method and storage medium: An information processing device includes an imaging unit, a storage unit that stores face images of at least two persons, including an owner of the information processing device, in association with a communication device owned by each of the at least two persons, an identification unit that identifies, based on... Agent:

20150010215 - Biometric authentication apparatus, biometric authentication method, and computer program for biometric authentication: A biometric authentication apparatus includes a storage unit which stores first shape data representing a shape of biometric information of a registered user's hand with fingers at a first posture and second shape data representing a shape of biometric information of the hand with the fingers at a second posture;... Agent:

20150010216 - Electronic signature authentication method and system: A system and method for facilitating authentication of an electronic signature includes receiving electronic signature data associated with an electronic signature of a signer, the electronic signature data comprising at least biometric data associated with at least one of the electronic signature and the signer. A signature icon is generated... Agent:

20150010217 - Biometric authentication device, biometric authentication method, and computer readable, non-transitory medium: A biometric authentication device includes: a first biometric sensor that obtains biometric information of a user; a second biometric sensor that obtains biometric information of a user at a lower degree of reproducibility than the first biometric sensor; an authentication process unit that performs an authentication by comparing with use... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20150010218 - Image processing method and apparatus: b

20150010220 - Method and apparatus for image-based navigation: A system and method for a procedure that can be performed on any appropriate subject. Procedures can include assembling any appropriate work piece or installing members into a work piece, such as an airframe, autoframe, etc. Regardless of the subject, generally the procedure can have a selected result that is... Agent:

20150010219 - Method for defining a region of interest in a radiation image of a breast: A method for defining a region of interest in a radiation image of a breast based on the result of shape analysis applied to a skin line estimate determined in the radiation image.... Agent:

20150010221 - Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, medical image processing method and x-ray diagnostic method: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes a subtraction image acquisition part, a threshold processing part, an image processing part and an image operation part. The subtraction image acquisition part is configured to acquire subtraction image data between X-ray contrast image data and X-ray non-contrast image data... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20150010226 - Fundus observation apparatus: Distribution information of examination results of eye fundus is displayed. An imaging part carries out movie imaging of fundus. A tomographic image forming part comprises an optical system that generates and detects interference light by superposing signal light from fundus on reference light and a scanner that scans fundus with... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon

20150010224 - Image processing device and image processing method: In order to provide an image processing device and the like making it possible to generate a target image in which edges of a structure are upheld and from which streaking artifacts are removed, a computation device determines a shape of a non-linear function on the basis of feature amounts... Agent:

20150010225 - Invisible bifurcation detection within vessel tree images: An image registration system an endoscope (12) and an endoscope controller (22). In operation, the endoscope (12) generates an intra-operative endoscopic image (14) of a vessel tree within an anatomical region including a plurality of branches of the vessel tree visible within the intra-operative endoscopic image (14) as an indication... Agent:

20150010223 - Methods and systems for a high-resolution brain image pipeline and database program: A volumetric segmentation method is disclosed for brain region analysis, in particular but not limited to, regions of the basal ganglia such as the subthalamic nucleus (STN). This serves for visualization and localization within the sub-cortical region of the basal ganglia, as an example of prediction of a region of... Agent:

20150010227 - Region-growing algorithm: A region growing algorithm for controlling leakage is presented including a processor configured to select a starting point for segmentation of data, initiate a propagation process by designating adjacent voxels around the starting point, determine whether any new voxels are segmented, count and analyze the segmented new voxels to determine... Agent: Covidien Lp

20150010222 - Systems and methods of high frame rate streaming for treatment monitoring: Systems and techniques of treatment monitoring include acquiring channel data from each of a plurality of channels of a signal array over a plurality of frames, determining a reconstruction matrix based on a reconstruction operation to be performed on the channel data, applying the reconstruction matrix to the channel data... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20150010228 - Target marking for secure logo validation process: The instant application describes a method for acquiring via a vehicle wheel alignment system an image of a target including a validation logo, the validation logo being used for recognition by the vehicle wheel alignment system and determination of authenticity of the validation logo by the vehicle wheel alignment system;... Agent:

20150010229 - Method and apparatus for checking a screw closure torque without contact: The torque which is required to open a plastic screw closure which is screwed onto a bottle is determined without contact by the rotation position of the screwed-on plastic screw closure in relation to the bottle being established. The rotation position is established by evaluating an image on the basis... Agent:

20150010230 - Image matching method and stereo matching system: An image matching method is utilized for performing a stereo matching from a first image block to a second image block in a stereo matching system. The image matching method includes performing a matching computation from the first image block to the second image block according to a first matching... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20150010231 - Histogram methods and systems for object recognition: A multidimensional histogram is used to characterize an image (or object), and is used to identify candidate matches with one or more reference images (or objects). An exemplary implementation employs hue information for two of the dimensions, and a second derivative function based on luminance for a third dimension. The... Agent:

20150010232 - Shadow detection in a multiple colour channel image: A method for shadow detection in an image comprising multiple colour channels is disclosed wherein said image is compared with a background image. Said image and said background image comprises the same multiple colour channels, have an exposure of a common background and are divided into a plurality of corresponding... Agent:

20150010233 - Method of improving contrast for text extraction and recognition applications: An electronic device and method receive (for example, from a memory), a grayscale image of a scene of real world captured by a camera of a mobile device. The electronic device and method also receive a color image from which the grayscale image is generated, wherein each color pixel is... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150010234 - Systems, methods, and media for creating multiple layers from an image: A method for creating a plurality of layer images from an input image is provided. The method includes analyzing an input image for color content to detect at least one dominant color in the image and for shape recognition to detect at least one object in the image. The method... Agent:

20150010235 - System and method for feature recognition and document searching based on feature recognition: A system for document searching can include a camera. The system may further include an image capturing module configured to capture a first image of a first portion of a document, a feature recognition module in communication with the image capturing module, the feature recognition module configured to determine a... Agent:

20150010236 - Automatic image refocusing method: An automatic image adjusting method for use in an electronic device is provided. The electronic device has a processor and a display screen. The automatic image adjusting method has the following steps of: analyzing an image to determine multiple target objects in the image; estimating corresponding depth distances of the... Agent:

20150010237 - Information processing system, information processing method, information processing apparatus and control method and control program thereof, and communication terminal and control method and control program thereof: A search object and m-number of first local features respectively constituted by a feature vector of 1 to i dimensions of local areas of m-number of feature points in an image of the search object are stored, feature points are extracted from the image, second local features respectively constituted by... Agent:

20150010238 - Method and apparatus for managing audio data in electronic device: A method for recognizing an image and an apparatus using the same. The method includes: receiving image information including a first object and a second object; recognizing position information of the first object indicated by the second information in the received image information; extracting effective information included in the first... Agent:

20150010239 - Photographing method, photo management method and device: A photographing method that includes: acquiring to-be-photographed first content; after determining a first subject with which a user is concerned in the first content, acquiring an image composition relationship between a second subject in the first content and the first subject, where the second subject is another background subject in... Agent:

20150010240 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing apparatus for searching for corresponding points between a first image and a second image is provided. The image processing apparatus includes a window setting portion, a phase information extraction portion that extracts phase information by subjecting a representation included in each set window to frequency decomposition, a... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.

20150010241 - Indoor positioning using camera and optical signal: A method for detecting a collector device in an indoor area associated with imaging devices covering the area includes a plurality of collector devices emitting markers to the imaging devices coupled to a server. The imaging devices capture the images of the collector devices including the markers. The images are... Agent:

20150010242 - System and method for computer vision item recognition and target tracking: A system for recognizing objects under different environmental conditions by manipulating an original image with light and animation effects in real time and comparing the result with an input frame. This improves the ability of the system to detect and recognize a matching real world object in a variety of... Agent:

20150010243 - Method for encoding/decoding high-resolution image and device for performing same: A method for encoding/decoding high-resolution image and a device for performing the same set the size of an extended macro-block as the size of a prediction unit to be encoded, according to a temporal frequency feature or a spatial frequency feature found there between at least one picture to be... Agent:

20150010244 - Method for encoding/decoding high-resolution image and device for performing same: A method for encoding/decoding high-resolution image and a device for performing the same set the size of an extended macro-block as the size of a prediction unit to be encoded, according to a temporal frequency feature or a spacial frequency feature found therebetween at least one picture to be encoded,... Agent:

20150010247 - Image processing device, imaging device, computer-readable storage medium, and image processing method: A transformed image, that is transformed by making a position of an image of a same subject correspond to a reference image, is generated for a non-reference image, and noise reduction is carried out on the reference image so as to generate a noise reduced image, and a weighting coefficient... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20150010245 - Image-quality improvement method, apparatus, and recording medium: Provided are an apparatus and method for improving image quality, by generating a first image and a second image, detecting pixels from the second image based on a difference between a value of the at least one second pixel and a value of at least one input pixel from the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150010246 - Method and apparatus for superimposing noise on an image sequence: A method for superimposing noise on an image of a sequence of images and an apparatus configured to perform this method are described. After receiving a user input to select one of a plurality of noise profiles via an input the selected noise profile is retrieved from a data source... Agent:

20150010248 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method using the same: An image processing apparatus for adjusting the luminance of a target pixel of an image is provided. The target pixel includes original pixel data and corresponds to a mask value. The image processing apparatus includes a luminance detection unit, a luminance compensation unit and a mapping unit. The luminance detection... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20150010249 - Method for dynamic range editing: A method of displaying a high dynamic range image, comprising receiving the high dynamic range image, calculating a first set of tone mapping parameters as a function of the high dynamic range image, sub-sampling the first set of tone mapping parameters at a first resolution to create a first sub-sampled... Agent: Google Inc

20150010250 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a frequency component generation unit configured to generate a plurality of frequency component images based on an original image, a coefficient acquisition unit configured to acquire a gain coefficient for applying gain correction to at least one of the plurality of frequency component images, a... Agent:

  
01/01/2015 > 91 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.

20150003668 - Encoding/decoding message in image data: A message can be encoded in an image file by mapping at least one bit of the message onto each sub-unit of the image file, and adjusting a distinguishable characteristic of each sub-unit according to the corresponding bit to produce a modified image file. The message can be decoded from... Agent:

20150003666 - Extracting card data from multiple cards: Extracting financial card information with relaxed alignment comprises a method to receive an image of a card, determine one or more edge finder zones in locations of the image, and identify lines in the one or more edge finder zones. The method further identifies one or more quadrilaterals formed by... Agent:

20150003667 - Extracting card data with wear patterns: Embodiments herein provide computer-implemented techniques for allowing a user computing device to extract financial card information using optical character recognition (“OCR”). Extracting financial card information may be improved by applying various classifiers and other transformations to the image data. For example, applying a linear classifier to the image to determine... Agent: Google Inc.

20150003665 - Metering information collection: A computing device configured to gather utility metering information. In embodiments, the computing device may comprise a transceiver and an image processing module. The image processing module may be coupled to the transceiver and configured to receive an image utilizing the transceiver. The image may include one or more utility... Agent: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.

20150003669 - 3d object shape and pose estimation and tracking method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for estimating and tracking a 3D object shape and pose estimation is disclosed A plurality of 3D object models of related objects varying in size and shape are obtained, aligned and scaled, and voxelized to create a 2D height map of the 3D models to train... Agent:

20150003671 - Anomalous object interaction detection and reporting: Techniques are disclosed for analyzing a scene depicted in an input stream of video frames captured by a video camera. The techniques include evaluating sequence pairs representing segments of object trajectories. Assuming the objects interact, each of the sequences of the sequence pair may be mapped to a sequence cluster... Agent:

20150003677 - Apparatus and method for detecting lesion: An apparatus and method for detecting a lesion, which enables to adaptively determine a parameter value of a lesion detection process using a feature value extracted from a received medical image and a parameter prediction model to improve accuracy in lesion detection and lesion diagnosis. The apparatus and the method... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150003672 - Deformable expression detector: A method for deformable expression detection is disclosed. For each pixel in a preprocessed image, a sign of a first directional gradient component and a sign of a second directional gradient component are combined to produce a combined sign. Each combined sign is coded into a coded value. An expression... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150003673 - Dimensioning system: An object-analysis system includes a sensor and a processor. The sensor detects the movement and positioning of a user's hands within a three-dimensional space. The processor is communicatively connected to the sensor, and receives the movement and positioning information from the sensor. The processor determines the dimensions of the object... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.

20150003682 - Gesture recognition apparatus using vehicle steering wheel, and method for recognizing hand: A gesture recognition apparatus capable of recognizing a hand by means of a binary image regardless of direction of light contacting the hand. A binarizing processing section binarizes an input image from a camera to a hand recognizing section to prepare a first binary image by a predetermined method. A... Agent:

20150003681 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An apparatus includes an obtaining unit, a setting unit, and an image processing unit. The obtaining unit obtains information representing a face direction in a face region of an image that includes a face. The setting unit sets a processing region for executing imaging processing on the image based on... Agent:

20150003675 - Image processing apparatus and method: A background image holding unit is configured to hold a background image. A threshold table holding unit is configured to hold a threshold. A previous frame image holding unit is configured to hold a previous frame image. An object extraction unit is configured to perform a background subtraction process of... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation

20150003679 - Image processing apparatus and method for processing image for detecting an image area including a defective color tone: The invention includes: specifying a face direction in an image including a face; detecting a red-eye area in the face included in the image; and correcting the detected red-eye area in accordance with a correction standard depending on the specified face direction. Alternatively, the invention includes specifying a face direction... Agent:

20150003676 - Image processing apparatus for performing object recognition focusing on object motion, and image processing method therefor: An image processing apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect areas that have changed between a plurality of images, a calculation unit configured to calculate movement vectors for respective areas on the plurality of images, an estimation unit configured to estimate areas where a moving object exists in the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150003678 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus of the present invention correctly determines in advance whether interference occurs between an object around a target workpiece to be grasped, and a hand. The information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain a range image of a space including a plurality of workpieces,... Agent:

20150003680 - Information processing apparatus, method for processing information, and program: Positional information regarding a target region in an image obtained by a first detection unit is obtained from a holding unit, and positional information regarding a target region in the image is obtained by a second detection unit whose detection characteristics are different from those of the first detection unit.... Agent:

20150003670 - Measuring the range to an object, in an image, using size categorization: When determining a range of distance to an object or vehicle in front of or behind the host vehicle, image data of the object is captured and analyzed to determine the relative location of the object relative to the bottom of an image frame containing the object as well as... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC

20150003674 - Method and apparatus for providing information related to location of target object on medical apparatus: Provided is a method of providing location information regarding a location of a target object through a medical apparatus. The method includes setting photographing conditions about the target object, acquiring current location information of the target object, acquiring recommended location information of the target object according to the photographing conditions,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150003683 - Method for representing the surroundings of a vehicle: A method for representing the surroundings of a vehicle with at least two levels of resolution for a vehicle is specified. The vehicle comprises a sensor system for covering the surroundings and at least one driver assistance system. The model of the surroundings is designed as a probability grid having... Agent:

20150003685 - Information processing apparatus, assembly apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: There is provided with an information processing apparatus. A detection unit detects a first region and a second region from a captured image. The first region includes a first portion of the measurement target that reflects a larger amount of light toward an imaging unit. The second region includes a... Agent:

20150003684 - Structured light depth imaging under various lighting conditions: A method of image processing in a structured light imaging system is provided that includes receiving a captured image of a scene, wherein the captured image is captured by a camera of a projector-camera pair, and wherein the captured image includes a binary pattern projected into the scene by the... Agent:

20150003686 - Local binary pattern-based optical flow: In one embodiment, a method determines a first local binary pattern for a first image in a video and a second local binary pattern for a second image in the video. Then, the method determines an optical flow between the first image and the second image based on a distance... Agent: Hulu, LLC

20150003687 - Motion information processing apparatus: A motion information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an obtaining unit, a designating operation receiving unit, an analyzing unit, and a display controlling unit. The obtaining unit obtains motion information of a subject who performs a predetermined motion. The designating operation receiving unit receives an operation to designate... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20150003689 - Angle-dependent deghosting of seismic data: A method for generating a seismic image, comprising the steps of providing an input trace corresponding to seismic signals received at a receiver at a known receiver depth, using the input trace to generate a series of angle traces, each having a known time dip, for each angle trace, determining... Agent:

20150003688 - Slabbed core format for borehole image data: A method can include providing borehole data organized with respect to a cylindrical surface, defining one or more bedding planes based at least in part on the borehole data, and transforming at least a portion of the borehole data to a planar slab format for a plane interior to the... Agent:

20150003690 - Clothing image processing system, control method for clothing image processing system, clothing image processing device, control method for clothing image processing device, program, and information recording medium: A first size adjusting unit adjusts a size of a first clothing image which is an image of a first piece of clothing worn on an upper half of a body based on a width of a shoulder part of the first piece of clothing in the first clothing image.... Agent:

20150003691 - Method of operating an iris recognition portable device and iris recognition portable device: A proximity of a second user is sensed while a first user who is a registered user views an iris recognition portable device. Whether the second user is registered is checked according to whether an iris of the second user is recognized. The displayed screen may be altered when the... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20150003692 - 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:

20150003693 - Techniques for user authentication on a computing device via pattern recognition: Various embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus, method and other techniques for detecting one or more inputs on a back side of a housing an determining a pattern based on the detected one or more inputs on the back side of the housing. Once a pattern is determined, a... Agent:

20150003694 - Bidirectional blood vessel segmentation: Embodiments relate to segmenting blood vessels in angiogram images. An aspect includes a method that includes receiving and preprocessing at least one angiogram frame and preprocessing. In one embodiment, at least one angiogram frame is received and preprocessed. Bottom-up filtering of the preprocessed angiogram frame and top-down segmentation of the... Agent:

20150003697 - Bidirectional blood vessel segmentation: Embodiments relate to segmenting blood vessels in angiogram images. An aspect includes a method that includes receiving and preprocessing at least one angiogram frame and preprocessing. In one embodiment, at least one angiogram frame is received and preprocessed. Bottom-up filtering of the preprocessed angiogram frame and top-down segmentation of the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150003698 - Color correction arrangements for dermoscopy: Computer-aided dermatological analysis requires accurate color data. Color accuracy can be improved by compensating captured imagery based on reference color data. In one particular arrangement, reference color data is acquired from blood. In another arrangement, imagery captured from a banknote is used as reference data. A great variety of other... Agent:

20150003700 - Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing device includes: an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image, the captured image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an image of an object; a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on a distance from the imaging section to the... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150003704 - Information processing apparatus and control method and control program thereof, and communication terminal and control method and control program thereof: A medical article and m-number of first local features which are respectively constituted by a feature vector of 1 dimension to i dimensions of m-number of feature points in an image of the medical article are stored in association with each other, n-number of feature points are extracted from an... Agent:

20150003696 - Medical image processing: Certain embodiments provide a computer system for determining a registration mapping between a novel medical image and a reference medical image, the computer system comprising: a storage system adapted to store data representing the novel medical image and the reference medical image and variance data for a plurality of different... Agent:

20150003701 - Method and system for the automatic analysis of an image of a biological sample: Method for the automatic analysis of an image (1, 11, 12, 13) of a biological sample with respect to a pathological relevance, wherein fj local features of the image (1, 11, 12, 13) are aggregated to a global feature of the image (1, 11, 12, 13) using a bag of... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20150003695 - Methods and apparatus to generate three-dimensional spinal renderings: Methods and apparatus are disclosed to methods and apparatus to generate three-dimensional spinal renderings. An example computer-implemented method includes receiving initial user input identifying a vertebra on a spinal image. In response to receiving the initial user input, simultaneously detecting inter-vertebral discs and vertebral bodies. The computer-implemented method includes displaying... Agent:

20150003699 - Methods and arrangements for identifying dermatological diagnoses with clinically negligible probabilties: Reference imagery of dermatological conditions is compiled in a crowd-sourced database (contributed by clinicians and/or the lay public), together with associated diagnosis information. A user later submits a query image to the system (e.g., captured with a smartphone). Image-based derivatives for the query image are determined (e.g., color histograms, FFT-based... Agent:

20150003702 - Processing and displaying a breast image: A system for processing a breast image is described. A glandular tissue contour detector (1) is arranged for detecting a contour (407) of a glandular tissue (303) represented in the breast image (310), the glandular tissue detector (1) detecting the contour of a region within the image that comprises the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150003703 - Tumor segmentation and tissue classification in 3d multi-contrast: A medical imaging system (5) includes a workstation (20), a coarse segmenter (30), a fine segmenter (32), and an enclosed tissue identification module (34). The workstation (20) includes at least one input device (22) for receiving a selected location as a seed in a first contrasted tissue type and a... Agent:

20150003708 - Clinically driven image fusion: A medical imaging system includes a data store (16) of re-construction procedures, a selector (24), a reconstructor (14), a fuser (28), and a display (22). The data store (16) of reconstruction procedures identifies a plurality of reconstruction procedures. The selector (24) selects at least two reconstruction procedures from the data... Agent:

20150003705 - Image position compensation method and apparatus: A method and apparatus of image position compensation are provided. The method may include: measuring an actual height at Z position and a corresponding drop offset of a scanning table; adjusting, according to the drop offset of the scanning table, a vertical coordinate of an image center in the process... Agent: Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.

20150003710 - Image processing device, method and non-transitory storage medium: At least one of the common regions in time-sequence images is specified. Then, the time-sequence images are adjusted such that the position of that common region in at least one image among the time-sequence images is adjusted to the position of that common region in a different image. Then, the... Agent:

20150003707 - Pixel-prediction for compression of visual data: The embodiments relate to pixel-prediction methods and devices that are based on one of a selection of one out of at least two model functions that provide a prediction function and an adaptive model function that is capable to predict intensity characteristics of reference pixels used for prediction.... Agent:

20150003706 - Probability mapping for visualisation and analysis of biomedical images: The invention provides a method of image transformation of a biomedical image, said method comprising: for each voxel of said biomedical image, calculating a transform value indicative of the likelihood of that voxel representing a first tissue type (such as scar tissue); wherein calculating said transform value includes: applying at... Agent:

20150003709 - Spatially corrected nuclear image reconstruction: A medical imaging system (5) includes one or more processors and a display device (36). The one or more processors are programmed to receive (60) a first image (10) contrasting regions of tissue with a distinct radiotracer accumulation probability and generate (64) a constraint map (20) based on the regions... Agent:

20150003712 - Methods for the compensation of imaging technique in the processing of radiographic images: The present invention relates to methods and devices for analyzing x-ray images. In particular, devices, methods and algorithms are provided that allow for the accurate and reliable evaluation of bone structure and macro-anatomical parameters from x-ray images.... Agent:

20150003711 - Portal dosimetry system: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for evaluating treatment parameters for a patient undergoing radiotherapy. The method includes the step of generating a portal dosimetry image showing differences between a planning image obtained prior to a treatment session and a portal image obtained during the treatment session. A... Agent:

20150003716 - Histology recognition to automatically score and quantify cancer grades and individual user digital whole histological imaging device: Digital pathology is the concept of capturing digital images from glass microscope slides in order to record, visualize, analyze, manage, report, share and diagnose pathology specimens. The present disclosure is directed to a desktop slide scanner, which enables pathologists to scan slides at a touch of a button. Included is... Agent:

20150003715 - Image processing apparatus and method of operation of image procesisng appartus: An image processing apparatus includes a feature value calculating section that calculates a feature value from an image picked up of a living mucous membrane, an extraction section that extracts a structure corresponding to the feature value, and a region division section that divides the structure into partial regions according... Agent:

20150003713 - Method for analyzing tissue cells using hyperspectral imaging: A method and system are used to analyze the components of a tissue sample by using hyperspectral imaging. The system comprises an image capture module and a hyperspectral image analysis module. The image capture module generates an excitation light beam to illuminate the tissue sample, receives a spectral image induced... Agent: China Medical University

20150003714 - Tomographic bright field imaging (tbfi): Disclosed herein is a method of tomographic bright field imaging (TBFI): an optical imaging technique that enables the measurement of cellular refractive index and dry mass density using a standard transillumination optical microscope and software embodying said method.... Agent: Oregon Health & Science University

20150003717 - Method of identifying a counterfeit bill using a portable terminal: A method and a portable terminal for identifying a counterfeit bill. The method includes receiving, by the portable terminal, an image of a bill photographed using visible rays and an image of the bill photographed using infrared rays; determining a denomination of the bill by comparing the image photographed using... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150003718 - Paper sheet handling machine and paper sheet handling method: A paper sheet handling machine according to the present invention includes: an imaging unit configured to take an image of a paper sheet and generate a paper sheet image; an identification unit configured to identify a character of each digit position included in a serial number, from a serial number... Agent: Glory Ltd.

20150003719 - Extracting card data with card models: Embodiments herein provide computer-implemented techniques for allowing a user computing device to extract financial card information using optical character recognition (“OCR”). Extracting financial card information may be improved by applying various classifiers and other transformations to the image data. For example, applying a linear classifier to the image to determine... Agent:

20150003720 - Method of inspecting substrate: Provided is a method of inspecting a substrate. The method includes: receiving an image of a pad area of substrate; determining and registering a start point pixel; tracing pixels having the same gradation as the start point pixel; determining a boundary area; designating a direction code to next point pixel... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20150003722 - Defect observation method and device therefor: The present invention is detection of a defect signal which is small enough to be buried in a background noise, by a method that includes detecting a defect on a specimen which is detected by another inspection device by using a detection device equipped with an optical microscope, amending positional... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20150003721 - Method and system for improving wafer surface inspection sensitivity: Improvement of wafer surface inspection sensitivity includes acquiring a first inspection image from the surface of the wafer, generating a reference image by applying a thresholding function to the first image in order to isolate a speckle signal component of the first image induced by wafer surface roughness, acquiring one... Agent:

20150003725 - Depth constrained superpixel-based depth map refinement: A method of forming a refined depth map DR of an image I using a binary depth map DI of the image, said method comprising segmenting (315) the image into a superpixel image SREP, defining (330) a foreground and a background in the superpixel image SREP, to form a superpixel... Agent:

20150003724 - Picture processing apparatus, picture processing method, and picture processing program: A depth map generator generates a depth map of an input picture. A depth map correction unit corrects the generated depth map. A picture generator shifts pixels of the input picture, based on the corrected depth map, so as to generate a picture having a different viewpoint. A level difference... Agent:

20150003723 - System and method of detecting objects in scene point cloud: A system and method of detecting one or more objects in a three-dimensional point cloud scene are provided. The method includes receiving a three-dimensional point cloud scene, the three-dimensional point cloud scene comprising a plurality of points; classifying at least a portion of the plurality of points in the three-dimensional... Agent:

20150003726 - Semi-supervised method for training multiple pattern recognition and registration tool models: A system and method for training multiple pattern recognition and registration models commences with a first pattern model. The model is trained from multiple images. Composite models can be used to improve robustness or model small differences in appearance of a target region. Composite models combine data from noisy training... Agent: Cognex Corporation

20150003727 - Background detection as an optimization for gesture recognition: Methods and systems are provided allowing for background identification and gesture recognition 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 feast one processing circuit, a plurality of statistical models of the... Agent:

20150003729 - Article estimating system, article estimating method, and article estimating program: A server 2 includes an extraction unit 21, an analysis unit 22, a first estimating unit 24, an information acquisition unit 25 and a second estimating unit 26. The extraction unit 21 extracts an image area for each article. The analysis unit 22 analyzes the image area to acquire analysis... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.

20150003728 - Image processing apparatus: An edge image generating unit detects edges in an original image and generates an edge image from the edges. A connection pixel extracting unit extracts connection pixel sets in the edge image. A binary image generating unit classifies colors of the connection pixel sets into a predetermined number of achromatic... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions

20150003730 - Video camera: Embodiments provide a video camera that can be configured to highly compress video data in a visually lossless manner. The camera can be configured to transform blue and red image data in a manner that enhances the compressibility of the data. The data can then be compressed and stored in... Agent:

20150003731 - Digital video content fingerprinting based on scale invariant interest region detection with an array of anisotropic filters: Video sequence processing is described with various filtering rules applied to extract dominant features for content based video sequence identification. Active regions are determined in video frames of a video sequence. Video frames are selected in response to temporal statistical characteristics of the determined active regions. A two pass analysis... Agent: Zeitera, LLC

20150003732 - Extracting card data with linear and nonlinear transformations: Embodiments herein provide computer-implemented techniques for allowing a user computing device to extract financial card information using optical character recognition (“OCR”). Extracting financial card information may be improved by applying various classifiers and other transformations to the image data. For example, applying a linear classifier to the image to determine... Agent: Google Inc.

20150003733 - Payment card ocr with relaxed alignment: Extracting financial card information with relaxed alignment comprises a method to receive an image of a card, determine one or more edge finder zones in locations of the image, and identify lines in the one or more edge finder zones. The method further identifies one or more quadrilaterals formed by... Agent:

20150003734 - System and method for processing receipts and other records of users: A service can perform optical character recognition (OCR) on an image of a record to determine a first set of information items about the record. A second set of information items can be identified that are likely part of the record but not determinable from performing OCR on the image.... Agent:

20150003735 - Special input for general character inquiries for input to information handling device: An aspect provides a method, including: accepting, at an input surface of an information handling device, one or more inputs, the one or more inputs comprising handwriting inputs including a special handwriting input pre-associated with a request for assistance; determining, using one or more processors, a candidate list of inputs... Agent:

20150003736 - Method and apparatus for extracting pattern from image: An apparatus includes a noise removal block for removing image noise mixed with an input image, a Modified Census Transform (MCT) block for transforming the input image from which the image noise has been removed into a current MCT coefficient, a candidate pattern extraction block for calculating a Sum of... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150003738 - Adaptive quality image reconstruction via a compressed sensing framework: What is disclosed is a system and method which reconstructs an N-pixel image of a scene such that Q pixel locations associated with identified regions of interest in a scene have a higher image quality when rendered relative to other pixels in the image. Acquisition and adaptive-quality compression are performed... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150003739 - Advertisement detection system and method based on fingerprints: An advertisement detection system based on fingerprints, including a content stream storage unit storing broadcast content in real time, a section selection unit selecting a reference section and a test section from broadcast content stored by the storage unit, a fingerprint extraction unit extracting fingerprints from the reference section and... Agent: Enswers Co., Ltd.

20150003740 - Image processing device, method of controlling image processing device, and program for enabling computer to execute same method: There is provided an image processing device including a focus area setting section, a depth acquisition section, and a blur processing section. The focus area setting section sets each of a plurality of areas as a focus area, and the each of the plurality of areas is intended to be... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150003737 - Methods and apparatus for identifying subject matter in view data: In one aspect, a method and apparatus for detecting subject matter of interest in view data obtained by scanning an object including generating a filter adapted to respond to the subject matter of interest, splatting the filter onto a portion of the view data to provide a filter splat, and... Agent: Brown University

20150003741 - Occlusion resistant image template matching using distance transform: A computing device performs matching between a target image and one or more template images. The computing device receives image data and performs an edge detection algorithm on the image data. The edge detection algorithm includes a distance metric based on angles between gradient vectors in the image data and... Agent:

20150003742 - Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, and image processing method: An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image, the captured image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from the imaging section to the... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150003743 - Object detection device and object detection method: An object detection device includes: a binary difference image generation unit for generating a binary difference image C by binarizing a difference value between a background image B, which is an image as a reference for the absence of a detection target object in the detection area, and a detection... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150003744 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium: There is provided an information processing apparatus capable of recognizing a plurality of movable contents, obtaining movement history information about positions of the recognized contents, determining a relationship between the contents from the movement history information about the positions, and facilitating explanation of the contents by using the relationship. To... Agent:

20150003745 - Method and apparatus for recognizing characters: A method and an apparatus for recognizing characters using an image are provided. A camera is activated according to a character recognition request and a preview mode is set for displaying an image photographed through the camera in real time. An auto focus of the camera is controlled and an... Agent:

20150003746 - Computing device and file verifying method: A computing device recognizes text data from an image file using an optical character recognition (OCR). The computing device processes the recognized text data using a fault-tolerant lexicon to extract key text. The computing device verifies that text data of a text file match the text data of the image... Agent:

20150003747 - Image capture and identification system and process: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20150003748 - Hierarchical classification in credit card data extraction: Embodiments herein provide computer-implemented techniques for allowing a user computing device to extract financial card information using optical character recognition (“OCR”). Extracting financial card information may be improved by applying various classifiers and other transformations to the image data. For example, applying a linear classifier to the image to determine... Agent: Google Inc.

20150003749 - Image processing device and image processing method: Disclosed are a display device for processing and displaying an image signal. The display device includes an image receiver configured to receive packetized image data of an encoded image signal or a bit stream of image data of the encoded image signal, a decoder configured to parse metadata from the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150003751 - Picture coding apparatus, picture coding program, picture decoding apparatus, and picture decoding program: A temporary prediction mode determining unit temporarily determines a prediction mode used to code a coding target pixel, based on a relation between the decoded value of a locally decoded pixel neighboring at least one line above the coding target pixel and the decoded values of locally decoded pixels surrounding... Agent:

20150003750 - Reconstructing an image of a scene captured using a compressed sensing device: A method for reconstructing an image of a scene captured using a compressed sensing device. A mask is received which identifies at least one region of interest in an image of a scene. Measurements are then obtained of the scene using a compressed sensing device comprising, at least in part,... Agent:

20150003752 - Systems and methods for decoding refocusable light field image files: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention are configured to render images using light field image files containing an image synthesized from light field image data and metadata describing the image that includes a depth map. One embodiment of the invention includes a processor and memory containing... Agent:

20150003753 - Systems and methods for encoding refocusable light field image files: Systems and methods configured to store images synthesized from light field image data and metadata describing the images in electronic files and render images using the stored image and the metadata in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. One embodiment includes a processor and memory containing an encoding... Agent: Pelican Imaging Corporation

20150003754 - Signal processing method for producing interpolated signal values in an image signal: The signal processing method of the present invention produces interpolated signal values in an image signal by an inverse discrete cosine transformation with a set of frequency coefficients by decreasing an interval for reproduction of pixel signal values, wherein a set of frequency coefficients is provided by a discrete cosine... Agent:

20150003755 - Method for creating coefficient table and image scaling processor: An image scaling processor includes a coefficient table storing interpolation coefficients, a multiplier that multiplies each of pieces of pixel data constituting input image data and each of the interpolation coefficients stored in the coefficient table, an adder that repeatedly adds pieces of multiplied data output from the multiplier and... Agent: Megachips Corporation

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