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Image analysis

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09/18/2014 > 247 patent applications in 79 patent subcategories.

20140270332 - Atmospheric compensation in satellite imagery: Techniques for atmospheric compensation in satellite imagery that include converting an image including an array of radiance values to an array of surface reflectance values. The conversion is performed in an automated fashion by identifying one or more portions of the image for which the surface reflectance can be estimated... Agent: Digitalglobe, Inc.

20140270331 - Content watermarking: In an embodiment, a method of watermarking a video includes generating three or more pilot signals. The method also includes generating a watermark. The method also includes embedding the three or more of the pilot signals in first frames of the video. The method also includes embedding the watermark in... Agent: Rimage Corporation

20140270334 - Covert marking system based on multiple latent characteristics: Described are systems for combining multiple latent characteristics within a pigment such that with certain specialized knowledge and tools the specific pigment can be uniquely authenticated. The system takes advantage of the rapid proliferation of artificial light sources that are characterized by combinations of narrow band light sources that combine... Agent: Laserlock Technologies Inc.

20140270329 - Extraction of financial account information from a digital image of a card: Capturing information from payment instruments comprises receiving, using one or more computer devices, an image of a back side of a payment instrument, the payment instrument comprising information imprinted thereon such that the imprinted information protrudes from a front side of the payment instrument and the imprinted information is indented... Agent: Google Inc.

20140270339 - Graphic data alteration to enhance online privacy: A computer alters at least one recognizable metric or text in a digitally-encoded photographic image by operating an alteration algorithm in response to user input data while preserving an overall aesthetic quality of the image and obscuring an identity of at least one individual or geographic location appearing in the... Agent:

20140270330 - Method and apparatus for embedding and detecting watermark: A method of embedding a watermark in video data includes generating a watermark to be embedded in the video data, generating a bit string based on a generated watermark, and embedding a watermark in the video data by changing a quantization parameter of the video data by a predetermined value... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140270335 - System and method for embedding and retrieving covert data in overt media: A system and method for embedding and retrieving covert data in overt media. The covert data is imperceptibly embedded into overt media, such as an image, using techniques such as time domain and frequency domain embedding, to generate embedded media The embedded media may be decoded by capturing an image... Agent: Vor Data Systems, Inc.

20140270336 - System and method for transaction authentication: Some implementations provide a method that includes: receiving, from a user on the mobile device, a request for a mobile transaction; inspecting, at the mobile device, a government-issued identification document presented by the user to obtain a digital watermark, the government-issued identification document documenting an identity of a subject; validating... Agent: Morphotrust Usa, Inc.

20140270337 - Transactional video marking system: Methods, devices, systems and computer program products facilitate embedding and extraction of transactional watermarks into and from a video content. One such method includes selecting a first number of frames from a video content and performing temporal and a spatial psychovisual analysis on the selected frames. For each selected frame,... Agent: Verance Corporation

20140270338 - Transactional video marking system: Methods, devices, systems and computer program products facilitate embedding and extraction of transactional watermarks into and from a video content. One method for selecting an area for watermark insertion includes selecting a candidate area within a frame of the video content that is smaller in size that the frame itself,... Agent: Verance Corporation

20140270333 - Verifying a slider tray map: A hard disk drive manufacture process may use a database to track the sliders stored within a slider tray. Instead of requiring an operator to visually inspect each tray to confirm that the database information is accurate, the trays may be sent to a detection system that uses a computer... Agent: Hgst Netherlands B.v.

20140270340 - Watermark detection with payload: A method for detecting a payload embedded using watermarking in a content stream, the payload being different in a first and a second segment of the content stream, a payload in the second segment having a predetermined relationship with a payload in the first segment, is described. The method selects... Agent:

20140270341 - Document fingerprinting: An automated document processing machine may comprise an electro-mechanical transport subsystem configured to convey a document through the machine, and a camera arranged adjacent the transport and configured to capture an image of a front side of the document. A fingerprinting software component may be configured for processing the captured... Agent: Raf Technology, Inc.

20140270363 - 3d visual proxemics: recognizing human interactions in 3d from a single image: A unified framework detects and classifies people interactions in unconstrained user generated images. Previous approaches directly map people/face locations in two-dimensional image space into features for classification. Among other things, the disclosed framework estimates a camera viewpoint and people positions in 3D space and then extracts spatial configuration features from... Agent:

20140270368 - Associating signal intelligence to objects via residual reduction: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses that are configured to and techniques for associating a SIGnal INTelligence (SIGINT) signal with an object or tracklet. According to an example a technique can include estimating Times of Arrival (ToAs) at each of a plurality of collectors of a first signal from... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140270369 - Associating signal intelligence to objects via residual reduction: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses that are configured to and techniques for associating a SIGINT signal with an object or tracklet. According to an example, a technique can include (1) estimating a first set of times, each time of the first set of times can indicate how much... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140270351 - Center of mass state vector for analyzing user motion in 3d images: Techniques described herein determine a center of mass state vector based on a body model. The body model may be formed by analyzing a depth image of a user who is performing some motion. The center of mass state vector may include, for example, center-of-mass position, center-of-mass velocity, center-of-mass acceleration,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140270361 - Computer-based method and system of dynamic category object recognition: A computer-based method/system of dynamic category object recognition for estimating pose and/or positioning of target objects and target object's parts. The method/system may recognize a target object and the target object's parts. The method/system may segment and extract data corresponding to the target object and the target object's parts, and... Agent:

20140270350 - Data driven localization using task-dependent representations: A computer implemented method for localization of an object, such as a license plate, in an input image includes generating a task-dependent representation of the input image based on relevance scores for the object to be localized. The relevance scores are output by a classifier for a plurality of locations... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270353 - Dictionary design for computationally efficient video anomaly detection via sparse reconstruction techniques: Methods, systems, and processor-readable media for pruning a training dictionary for use in detecting anomalous events from surveillance video. Training samples can be received, which correspond to normal events. A dictionary can then be constructed, which includes two or more classes of normal events from the training samples. Sparse codes... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270366 - Dimension-wise spatial layout importance selection: an alternative way to handle object deformation: Systems and methods are disclosed for object detection by receiving an image; segmenting the image; extracting features from the image; and performing a dimension-wise spatial layout selection to pick up dimensions inside a discriminative spatial region for classification.... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20140270360 - Edgel sampling for edge-based tracking: Embodiments include selecting edgels for edge based tracking by dividing a reference image frame (RF) into N×M bins of pixels and projecting a subset of the edgels per bin into a current image frame (CF) using an estimated pose to identify valid bins of the RF as bins having their... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140270343 - Efficient 360 degree video processing: In accordance with the present disclosure, systems and method for efficient 360 degree video processing are described herein. A first image within a first frame of a video stream may be detected. The first frame may be partitioned into a first portion containing the first image and a second portion.... Agent:

20140270373 - Electronic device and method for synthesizing continuously taken images: An operation method of an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting motion objects in each of two or more continuously captured images, determining whether the detected motion objects are synthesizable for use as wallpaper, and providing feedback according to whether the detected motion objects are synthesizable for use... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140270372 - Electronic device and method of operating the same: A method and apparatus for image processing includes receiving images, detecting non-stationary objects in the images, displaying a first image that includes a non-stationary object, selecting a frame region including the non-stationary object in the first image, selecting a second image based on a low similarity with the first image,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140270376 - Facial expression recognition apparatus, image sensing apparatus, facial expression recognition method, and computer-readable storage medium: A facial expression recognition apparatus (10) detects a face image of a person from an input image, calculates a facial expression evaluation value corresponding to each facial expression from the detected face image, updates, based on the face image, the relationship between the calculated facial expression evaluation value and a... Agent:

20140270362 - Fast edge-based object relocalization and detection using contextual filtering: Embodiments include detection or relocalization of an object in a current image from a reference image, such as using a simple and relatively fast and invariant edge orientation based edge feature extraction, then a weak initial matching combined with a strong contextual filtering framework, and then a pose estimation framework... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140270347 - Hierarchical image classification system: A technique for image processing that includes receiving a model image, an input image, and registering the input image with the model image. A modified input image is determined that includes a first component that is substantially free of error components with respect to the model image and a second... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20140270377 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording device: An image processing apparatus includes an abnormal portion candidate region detection unit configured to detect a candidate region of an abnormal portion based on color information of each pixel constituting an image obtained by capturing an image of an inside of a lumen of a subject, a border neighboring pixel... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140270365 - Image processing of images that include marker images: An image processing method, includes: obtaining an image, the image having marker images and a background image; identifying presence of an object in the background image using a processor; and providing a signal for stopping a procedure if the presence of the object is identified. An image processing apparatus, includes:... Agent: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

20140270345 - Method and apparatus for movement estimation: A method for estimating movement of a mobile device includes: obtaining images from a camera communicatively coupled to a processor of the mobile device; identifying a stationary light source using at least one image of the images; calculating a displacement of the stationary light source based on a first location... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140270355 - Methods and apparatus to estimate demography based on aerial images: Methods and apparatus to estimate demography based on aerial images are disclosed. An example method includes analyzing a first aerial image of a first geographic area to detect a first plurality of objects, and estimating a demographic characteristic of the first geographic area based on the first plurality of objects.... Agent:

20140270354 - Methods and apparatus to measure exposure to logos in vehicle races: Methods and apparatus to measure logo exposure in vehicle races are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a vehicle database containing first time-location data identifying a first set of physical locations of a first vehicle at corresponding points in time, the first vehicle to display a first logo; a camera database... Agent:

20140270359 - Methods and systems for automatic and semi-automatic geometric and geographic feature extraction: Methods and systems for facilitating detecting features in sensor data are described. One example method implemented by a computing device includes receiving a first set of sensor data about a geographical region, and generating a second set of sensor data. The first set of sensor data includes data in a... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140270342 - Methods and systems for detection and identification of concealed materials: Methods and systems for efficiently and accurately detecting and identifying concealed materials. The system includes an analysis subsystem configured to process a number of pixelated images, the number of pixelated images obtained by repeatedly illuminating regions with a electromagnetic radiation source from a number of electromagnetic radiation sources, each repetition... Agent:

20140270348 - Motion blur aware visual pose tracking: Various methods, apparatuses and/or articles of manufacture are provided which may be implemented for use by an electronic device to track objects across two or more digital images. For example, an electronic device may generate a plurality of warped patches corresponding to a reference patch of a reference image, and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140270358 - Online learning method for people detection and counting for retail stores: People detection can provide valuable metrics that can be used by businesses, such as retail stores. Such information can be used to influence any number of business decisions such a employment hiring and product orders. The business value of this data hinges upon its accuracy. Thus, a method according to... Agent:

20140270364 - Performing object detection operations via a graphics processing unit: In one embodiment of the present invention, a graphics processing unit (GPU) is configured to detect an object in an image using a random forest classifier that includes multiple, identically structured decision trees. Notably, the application of each of the decision trees is independent of the application of the other... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140270370 - Person recognition apparatus and person recognition method: A person recognition apparatus is disclosed that includes an image input unit, a face detection unit in which a face is expressed from the inputted image data, as a score which takes a value in accordance with facial likeness, a facial feature point detection unit, a feature extraction unit, a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140270371 - Real-time tracking and correlation of microspheres: Methods and apparatuses for tracking and correlating particles include an optical detector that captures a first and a second image of the particles. A video detector is used to capture a plurality of video frames of the particles. The video detector captures the video frames of the particles at a... Agent: Luminex Corporation

20140270344 - Reducing object detection time by utilizing space localization of features: In one example, a method for exiting an object detection pipeline includes determining, while in the object detection pipeline, a number of features within a first tile of an image, wherein the image consists of a plurality of tiles, performing a matching procedure using at least a subset of the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140270367 - Selective max-pooling for object detection: Systems and methods are disclosed for object detection by receiving an image and extracting features therefrom; applying a learning process to determine sub-regions and select predetermined pooling regions; and performing selective max-pooling to choose one or more feature regions without noises.... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20140270375 - System and method for identifying and interpreting repetitive motions: A motion tracking system monitors the motions performed by a user based on motion data received from one or more sensors. The motion tracking system may include a motion tracking device with one or more sensors, a smart device with one or more sensors and/or a server. As the user... Agent: Focus Ventures, Inc.

20140270349 - Systems and methods for classifying objects in digital images captured using mobile devices: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a digital image captured by a mobile device; and using a processor of the mobile device: generating a first representation of the digital image, the first representation being characterized by a reduced resolution; generating a first feature vector based on the first representation;... Agent: Kofax, Inc.

20140270356 - Systems, methods and devices for item processing: Methods, systems and devices for item processing. The systems can include a PASS module that can include features that receive inputs relating to an item for processing and provide those inputs to other components and/or modules of a PASS system and/or of another system. The PASS system can include a... Agent:

20140270374 - Systems, methods, and software for detecting an object in an image: In an exemplary embodiment, software made in accordance with the present invention allows for template building, template matching, facial point detection, fitting a 3D face model, and other related concepts. Such techniques can be utilized, for example, in a process for fitting a deformable 3D face model to an image... Agent:

20140270352 - Three dimensional fingertip tracking: Systems and methods for detecting, tracking the presence, location, orientation and/or motion of a hand or hand segments visible to an input source are disclosed herein. Hand, hand segment and fingertip location and tracking can be performed using ball fit methods. Analysis of hand, hand segment and fingertip location and... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140270346 - Tracking texture rich objects using rank order filtering: A method of real-time tracking of an object includes capturing a first and a second image of the object. The object is detected in the first image and movement of the object is tracked between the images. Tracking of the object includes obtaining an initial pose of the camera; projecting... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140270357 - User location system: A user location system (ULS) can use images, such as video or still images, captured from at least one camera of an electronic device, such as a mobile device, to determine, via at least edge detection and image uniformity analysis, location of a user in an environment, such as in... Agent: Harman International Industries, Incorporated

20140270378 - Vehicle vicinity monitoring device: When a pedestrian candidate and an animal candidate that are detected from an image imaged by an imaging device mounted in a vehicle are in a specified relationship in said image (such as existing nearby), the animal candidate is considered to be an item related to the pedestrian candidate, in... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140270379 - Automated camera wash for vehicles: A system to remove debris from a vehicle camera lens using washer fluid from the vehicle's washer system is disclosed. The system analyzes a captured image and determines if the image is obstructed by debris. If the image is determined to be obstructed, the system automatically sprays the camera lens... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140270383 - Intelligent observation and identification database system: An intelligent video/audio observation and identification database system may define a security zone or group of zones. The system may identify vehicles and individuals entering or exiting the zone through image recognition of the vehicle or individual as compared to prerecorded information stored in a database. The system may alert... Agent:

20140270381 - Methods and system for automated in-field hierarchical training of a vehicle detection system: Disclosed are methods and systems for detecting one or more vehicles in video captured from a deployed video camera directed at a parking region. According to one exemplary embodiment, disclosed is a method of training a deployed classifier associated with the video camera, where a generic classifier is initially used... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270384 - Methods for mobile image capture of vehicle identification numbers: Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to methods of capturing Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) from images captured by a mobile device. Capturing VIN data can be useful in several applications, for example, insurance data capture applications. There are at least two types of images supported by this technology: (1) images... Agent:

20140270385 - Methods for mobile image capture of vehicle identification numbers in a non-document: Various embodiments disclosed herein are directed to methods of capturing Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) from images captured by a mobile device. Capturing VIN data can be useful in several applications, for example, insurance data capture applications. There are at least two types of images supported by this technology: (1) images... Agent: Mitek Systems, Inc

20140270380 - System and method for heavy equipment navigation and working edge positioning using an image acquisition device that provides distance information: A system and method for automatically controlling working edges on a heavy equipment vehicle is provided. A GNSS/INS system determines a location of the vehicle. A vision system calculates a location of the working edge in a vision system coordinate system by obtaining images of a target connected to the... Agent: Novatel Inc.

20140270382 - System and method for identifying handwriting gestures in an in-vehicle information system: An in-vehicle information system includes a camera and a controller that accept gesture input. A controller receives frames of video data and generates trajectory data for a movement of a hand in the video data. The controller uses a first hidden Markov model (HMM) to decode a sequence of strokes... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140270386 - Method for reading vehicle identifications: A method is disclosed for reading license plate numbers in a road network, comprising: recording an image of a license plate number at a first location, OCR-reading a license plate character string in the image, and storing an OCR data set in a database; recording an image of a license... Agent: Kapsch Trafficcom Ag

20140270389 - Application system and method for measuring and compensating for optical distortion: Aspects of the present invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for measuring and compensating for optical distortion. The system includes a plurality of reference marks; a recording device configured to record a first orientation and a first position of a plurality of reference marks relative to a... Agent:

20140270388 - Methods and systems for measuring group behavior: Methods and systems for measuring group behavior are provided. Group behavior of different groups may be measured objectively and automatically in different environments including a dark environment. A uniform visible signal comprising images of members of a group may be obtained. Facial motion and body motions of each member may... Agent:

20140270387 - Signal analysis for repetition detection and analysis: Techniques described herein use signal analysis to detect and analyze repetitive user motion that is captured in a 3D image. The repetitive motion could be the user exercising. One embodiment includes analyzing image data that tracks a user performing a repetitive motion to determine data points for a parameter that... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140270390 - Analysis of the digital image of the internal surface of a tyre and processing of false measurement points: A method for processing an image of a surface of a tyre under inspection is described. A three-dimensional digital image of the surface is captured and, for each point of the captured image, a grey-level value corresponding to an elevation is assigned to the point. Utilizing a first morphological operator... Agent: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin

20140270392 - Apparatus and method for measuring road flatness: According to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, the apparatus and method for measuring road flatness are provided, the method comprising obtaining an image of a road, obtaining the road flatness by dividing the image of the road into a plurality of areas, calculating an average brightness from each of... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140270391 - System and method for evaluating the performance of a vehicle windshield/wiper combination: A system and method for evaluating the performance of a vehicle windshield wiper system includes a digital camera positioned to allow the camera to capture an image of the surface of the windshield, and a computer including logic for capturing a digital image of the surface of the soiled windshield,... Agent: Glasstech, Inc.

20140270393 - Systems and methods for improving direct numerical simulation of material properties from rock samples and determining uncertainty in the material properties: A testing system can analyze a 3D digital volume of a material sample. The testing system can define several test volumes with each test volume including a different numbers of voxels. The test volumes can define the size of portions of the 3D digital volume to analyze. For each test... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.

20140270394 - Systems and methods for improving direct numerical simulation of material properties from rock samples and determining uncertainty in the material properties: A testing system for analyzing a 3D digital volume of a material sample. The testing system defines several test volume sizes with each test volume size including a different numbers of voxels, defining the size of portions of the 3D digital volume to analyze. For each test volume size, the... Agent: Bp Corporation North America Inc.

20140270395 - Methods and apparatus for determining information about objects from object images: Methods and apparatus for determining information about an object are provided. An image of an object is acquired, dimensional information about the object are estimated based on the image data, and weight information is determined about the object using the estimated dimensional information. The image may be displayed with the... Agent: Propel Lp

20140270397 - Apparatus, system, and method of inspecting image, and recording medium storing image inspection control program: An image inspection apparatus for inspecting an image output on a recording medium by scanning the recording medium as a scanned image. The inspection apparatus having a display controller that controls display of a normal read image, which includes only permissible defects for each type of defect, in the normal... Agent:

20140270396 - Image test apparatus and image test system: An image test apparatus acquires a result of determination on a defect in a read image obtained by reading an image formed and output on a recording medium, based on a difference between the read image and a test image, acquires a sheet type of a sheet from which the... Agent:

20140270398 - Systems and methods for audibly presenting textual information included in image data: An apparatus and method are provided for identifying and audibly presenting textual information within captured image data. In one implementation, a method is provided for audibly presenting text retrieved from a captured image. According to the method, at least one image of text is received from an image sensor, and... Agent: Orcam Technologies Ltd.

20140270400 - Expedited international flight online check-in: A user may check-in to an international flight and receive an electronic boarding pass using captured travel document information. If the travel document information has not been captured, the travel document information may be captured from a travel document by one of visual image capture or wireless communication. Visual image... Agent: United Air Lines, Inc.

20140270402 - Gait recognition methods and systems: A method of producing a gait representation for a subject, comprising the steps of: acquiring a sequence of images of the subject representing the gait of said subject; analysing each image of said sequence to identify one or more regions having a certain thickness based on a thickness characteristic function... Agent: University Of Ulster

20140270403 - Method of host-directed illumination and system for conducting host-directed illumination: A method of host-directed illumination for verifying the validity of biometric data of a user is provided that includes capturing biometric data from a user with an authentication device during authentication and directing illumination of the biometric data from a host authentication system during the capturing operation. Moreover, the method... Agent: Daon Holdings Limited

20140270401 - System and method of identity verification: A system and method of verifying the identity of a user or registrant. The user or registrant provides identification information and registration information. The identification information may be a visual representation of an identifying item associated with location information. In some embodiments, the identification information may be a visual representation... Agent: United States Postal Service

20140270399 - Use of unknown user data for identifying known users: A device may receive an image of a user. The device may compare the image to an image of a known user and an image of an unknown user. The device may select, based comparing the image to the image of a known user and the image of an unknown... Agent: Google Inc.

20140270404 - Efficient prevention of fraud: This disclosure is directed to methods and systems for managing risk in a transaction with a user, which presents to the user, with sufficient detail for inspection, an image of the user blended with information about the transaction. A processor of a biometric device may blend an acquired image of... Agent: Eyelock, Inc.

20140270405 - Texture features for biometric authentication: In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include obtaining one or more image regions from a first image of an eye. Each of the image regions may include a view of a respective portion of the white of the... Agent: Eyeverify LLC

20140270407 - Associating metadata with images in a personal image collection: Various technologies pertaining to assigning metadata to images in a personal image collection of a user based upon images and associated metadata assigned thereto that are accessible to the user by way of a social network application are described. An account of the user in a social network application is... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140270409 - Efficient prevention of fraud: This disclosure is directed to methods and systems for selective identification of biometric data for efficient compression. An evaluation module operating on a biometric device may determine if a set of acquired biometric data satisfies a quality threshold for subsequent automatic or manual recognition, while satisfying a set of predefined... Agent: Eyelock, Inc.

20140270410 - Facial capture managing access to resources by a device: Disclosed are various embodiments for controlling access to resources by a client device. Methods may include receiving a user request to access a resource on the device and determining whether the resource requires a facial capture. If the resource requires a facial capture, a camera of the device may be... Agent: Sky Socket, LLC

20140270412 - Liveness detection system based on face behavior: A liveness detection method comprising: receiving plural pictures of a video stream comprising a face and an adjacent background; determining motion of the face and the background, the motion determined over the plural pictures; comparing the motion between the face and the background; and determining whether the face corresponds to... Agent: Cyberlink Corp.

20140270408 - Method and apparatus for requesting and providing access to information associated with an image: A device may request, and a server may provide, access to information associated with an image based on trusted face recognition. The server may receive a first image, registration, and associated information from a first device. The first image may include feature data, which the server may extract to create... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140270406 - Suja's aesthetic grading sag - check pattern: Techniques have been developed to measure and/or quantify beauty for facial aesthetic grading and for ‘Biometrics in facial aesthetics’. The ‘check pattern for aesthetic grading’ may be considered as another milestone towards an ideal proportion for facial aesthetics; this is a proof for the fact that in their respective spheres—space... Agent:

20140270411 - Verification of user photo ids: The presence of a target object within a query image may be identified based on the spatial consistency of feature points matched between the query image and a template image describing the target object. A query image and a template image describing a target object to be sought in a... Agent:

20140270413 - Auxiliary device functionality augmented with fingerprint sensor: A sensor structure (110) for a device includes both a fingerprint sensor (112) and one or more touch sensors (114). The fingerprint sensor and the touch sensors can sense a user's finger touching the sensor structure, and the fingerprint sensor can also sense fingerprint data identifying a fingerprint pattern on... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140270414 - Auxiliary functionality control and fingerprint authentication based on a same user input: A sensor structure (110) for a device includes both a fingerprint sensor (112) and one or more touch sensors (114). As a user input of the user moving his or her finger across the sensor structure is received, an appropriate auxiliary functionality operation as indicated by the pattern of movement... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140270416 - Electronic device including interleaved biometric spoof detection data acquisition and related methods: An electronic device may include an array of finger sensing pixels and data acquisition circuitry coupled to the array. The data acquisition circuitry may be capable of acquiring finger biometric data from each sub-array of the array, and acquiring spoof detection data from at least one of the sub-arrays in... Agent:

20140270419 - Multi-resolutional texture analysis fingerprint liveness systems and methods: Various systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer-readable mediums are provided for fingerprint liveness detection. In one embodiment, a method for determining fingerprint liveness is provided that comprises receiving a plurality of image analysis data of a fingerprint image; condensing the plurality of image analysis data; and determining liveness of... Agent: West Virginia University

20140270418 - Portable device having fingerprint recognition function: A portable device having fingerprint recognition function includes an image sensing unit, a microprocessor, a signal transmitting unit, a carrying member, a cleaning unit, and a housing. It is characterized that the cleaning unit removes residual fingerprint from the image sensing unit while the carrying member moves in and out... Agent: Sunasic Technologies, Inc.

20140270417 - Portable fingerprint device with enhanced security: A portable fingerprint device is disclosed. The device includes an image sensing unit for capturing fingerprint images of a finger; a microprocessor, linked to the image sensing unit, for recording the fingerprint images of the finger, identifying the fingerprint images of the finger from a fingerprint database, receiving a command... Agent: Sunasic Technologies, Inc.

20140270415 - Sensing characteristics of adjacent fingers for user authentication: To authenticate a user, fingerprint data for multiple fingers of the user fingers is sensed by a fingerprint sensor (504). Each of these multiple fingers is situated adjacent to at least one other of these multiple fingers while the fingerprint data is being sensed by the fingerprint sensor. Various characteristics... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140270420 - Finger biometric sensor providing coarse matching of ridge flow data using histograms and related methods: An electronic device may include a finger biometric sensor and a processor cooperating with the finger biometric sensor. The processor may be capable of determining enrollment finger ridge flow angles over an enrollment area for an enrolled finger, and determining match finger ridge flow angles over a match area for... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140270421 - Multi-layer biometric matching system: The systems and methods of the present invention for multi-layer feature based biometric matching comprise of distributed acquisition sites for acquiring the biometric features and central processing servers, where the biometric matching may be performed. The proposed systems and methods may be run at the central processing servers of any... Agent:

20140270431 - Characterizing pathology images with statistical analysis of local neural network responses: For digital pathology imaging, intelligent processing, such as automatic recognition or content-based retrieval, is one significant benefit that drives the wide application of this technology. Before any intelligent processing on pathology images, every image is converted into a feature vector which quantitatively capture its visual characteristics. An algorithm characterizing pathology... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140270432 - Combining information of different levels for content-based retrieval of digital pathology images: Content-based retrieval of digital pathology images (DPI) is a fundamental component in an intelligent DPI processing and management system. One key issue of content-based DPI retrieval is how to represent an image as a feature vector, capturing its key information that is most relevant to the goal of retrieval. A... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140270426 - Constructive anatomic geometry: A method involving an image of an anatomy, includes: obtaining an image of an anatomy; obtaining a program instruction from a user for creating an object in the image; and executing the program instruction to create the object in the image, wherein the act of executing the program instruction is... Agent: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

20140270423 - Generating a patient-specific orthopaedic surgical plan from medical image data: Technologies for generating a patient-specific surgical plan from medical image data include receiving an orthopaedic surgical plan request from a computing device of a healthcare facility via a network, receiving a medical image of bony anatomy of a patient, and receiving constraint data corresponding to an orthopaedic surgical procedure to... Agent:

20140270428 - Image processing device, radiography apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory storage medium: An image processing device and a radiography apparatus each include a pixel selection unit configured to select pixels of an image based on pixel values of pixels of the image obtained by capturing an image of a subject, and a subtraction processing unit configured to subtract, from the image, a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270425 - Image quality assessment of microscopy images: Automated assessment of registration quality, focus, and area defects in sequentially acquired images, such as images acquired by a digital microscope, is disclosed. In one embodiment, acquired images are registered and whole-image defects are automatically detected based on a figure of merit generated by the registration process. In related implementations,... Agent: General Electric Company

20140270427 - Methods and systems for assessing image quality in modeling of patient anatomic or blood flow characteristics: Systems and methods are disclosed for assessing the quality of medical images of at least a portion of a patient's anatomy, using a computer system. One method includes receiving one or more images of at least a portion of the patient's anatomy; determining, using a processor of the computer system,... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20140270422 - Methods and systems for hair transplantation using time constrained image processing: Methods and systems are described for hair transplantation and other surgical procedures on a body surface. Specifically, methods and systems for computer-implemented and/or robotic hair transplantation and other surgical procedures, using time constrained image processing techniques are described. In various examples, multiple images of a body surface may be divided... Agent: Restoration Robotics, Inc.

20140270429 - Parallelized tree-based pattern recognition for tissue characterization: Systems and methods for tissue characterization using multiple independent pattern recognition models are provided. Some embodiments are particularly directed to analyzing medical imaging data. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a set of medical imaging data and receiving a set of independent tissue characterization models. Each of the set... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140270424 - Population-guided deformable registration: A registration technique is provided that can combine one or more related registrations to enhance accuracy of a registration of image volumes. A registration relationship between a first source volume and a target volume and a registration relationship between the first source volume and a second source volume are concatenated... Agent: Mim Software Inc.

20140270433 - System and method for automatic planning of two-dimensional views in 3d medical images: Provided is medical equipment and a technique for analyzing medical images. A method for automatically planning views in three-dimensional (3D) medical images includes: estimating a statistical model indicating positions of anatomical points, the statistical model having parameters calculated by minimizing energy of a loss function; training an anatomical point detector... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140270434 - System and method for automatic planning of views in 3d images of brain: A method of automatic planning of a view in a 3D image of a brain includes A method of automatic planning a view in a three-dimensional (3D) image of a brain includes selecting a plurality of axial working sections and a plurality of coronal working sections in the 3D scout... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140270430 - System and method of adventitial tissue characterization: Disclosed herein is a system and method for characterizing adventitial tissue. In one aspect, a system and method is disclosed that characterizes tissue types within the adventitial tissue including nerve bundles and blood vessels. In a further aspect, the adventitia is imaged and characterized to provide guidance for crossing lesions... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140270435 - Spacial sequencing/gene expression camera: Methods, articles and systems that provide imagewise mapping or display of gene expression of a biosample, by contacting the biosample, such as a tissue slice or metacommunity, to a detector which captures material from the biosample and processes the captured material. In one embodiment the detector has an array of... Agent: Brown University

20140270437 - Method for efficient digital subtraction angiography: A system and method for performing DSA (digital subtraction angiography), which does not require a non-enhanced or “mask” image to be obtained.... Agent:

20140270438 - Method for localization of an epileptic focus in neuroimaging: In a method for localizing a candidate foci in neuroimaging, two images are acquired, one being a baseline (interictal) image and another being an intervention (ictal) image. The two images are aligned and the intensities of the images are normalized. A difference image is calculated by subtracting the baseline (interictal)... Agent:

20140270436 - Vascular data processing and image registration systems, methods, and apparatuses: In part, the invention relates to processing, tracking and registering angiography images and elements in such images relative to images from an intravascular imaging modality such as, for example, optical coherence tomography (OCT). Registration between such imaging modalities is facilitated by tracking of a marker of the intravascular imaging probe... Agent: Lightlab Imaging, Inc.

20140270443 - Error estimates in quantitative functional imaging: Systematic error is estimated as a function of location in quantitative functional imaging. The systematic error is estimated by perturbing the system matrix. The values of one or more variables of the system matrix are altered, and the reconstruction repeated. The differences in the resulting object or image data of... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20140270452 - Image data processing: An image data processor (116) includes a high resolution restorer (218) configured to restore a voxel neighborhood of a voxel in first image data to a higher resolution, generating restored higher resolution image data, based on a corresponding voxel neighborhood of second higher resolution image data, wherein the second higher... Agent:

20140270449 - Interactive method to assess joint space narrowing: A system is configured to assess joint space narrowing and includes a processor communicatively coupled to a display, non-transitory memory and a user input. The processor is configured for receiving at least two images and designating one image as a reference image and another image as a target image. Then,... Agent:

20140270451 - Magnetic resonance maps for analyzing tissue: Apparatus for analyzing brain MRI, is disclosed. The apparatus comprises an input for receiving a first and a second MRI scans at the beginning and end of a predetermined time interval post contrast administration; a subtraction map former for forming a subtraction map from said first and said second MRI... Agent: Tel Hashomer Medical Research Infrastructure And Services Ltd.

20140270446 - Method and apparatus for registration of multimodal imaging data using constraints: First and second images obtained from first and second imaging modalities, respectively, are set as a target image and an object image, respectively. The object image is segmented into one or more anatomic segments. Each segment is associated with a respective anatomic class. At least one attribute is assigned to... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20140270450 - Motion compensated second pass metal artifact correction for ct slice images: An apparatus and a method for correcting a CT slice image for an image artifact (330) caused by the motion of a high attenuation part (140) in an object (135) of interest. The CT slice image is based on projection images (310a,b). The apparatus and method uses a footprint (315a,b)... Agent:

20140270444 - Optic disc image segmentation method and apparatus: Provided is a method of processing image data and detecting a region of an image represented by the image data to be excluded from an analysis of the image. According to the method, image data captured by a medical modality is received. An evaluation of a portion of the image... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon

20140270441 - Pathway planning system and method: A system and method for planning a pathway through an anatomical luminal network of a patient including memory storing a computer program configured to analyze and manipulate CT images, a processor configured to execute the computer program, and a display device configured to display a user interface of the computer... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140270448 - System and method for attenuation correction in emission computed tomography: The present invention relates to systems and methods for attenuation correction to improve reconstructed image quality and quantitative accuracy and reduce radiation dose in emission computed tomography. In one embodiment, the present invention provides an interpolated average CT (IACT) method and breathing control devices.... Agent: University Of Macau

20140270445 - System and method for oct depth calibration: The invention generally relates to methods for calibrating an OCT image by comparing a detected location of a feature within the image to an expected location of the feature, calculating a calibration value, and transforming the location of pixels within the image to provide a calibrated image.... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140270439 - System and method for simulataneous image artifact reduction and tomographic reconstruction: Described here is a system and method for image reconstruction that can automatically and iteratively produce multiple images from one set of acquired data, in which each of these multiple images corresponds to a subset of the acquired data that is self-consistent, but inconsistent with other subsets of the acquired... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20140270447 - Systems, methods and computer readable storage media storing instructions for automatically segmenting images of a region of interest: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media relate to segmenting an image series of at least one image of a region of interest of a subject. The methods, systems, and computer readable storage media can automatically segment interior and exterior boundaries relative to the region of interest (e.g., epicardial and endocardial... Agent: Emory University

20140270453 - T2 spectral analysis for myelin water imaging: Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with the spectral analysis of T2 spectral data are described. One example magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method includes accessing a data set comprising T2 spectral data associated with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal received from an object. The T2 spectral data is decomposed... Agent: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

20140270442 - Vascular territory segmentation using mutual clustering information from image space and label space: Methods, systems, computer programs, circuits and workstations are configured to generate at least one two-dimensional weighted CBF territory map of color-coded source artery locations using an automated vascular segmentation process to identify source locations using mutual connectivity in both image and label space.... Agent: Wake Forest University Health Sciences

20140270440 - Volume image reconstruction using data from multiple energy spectra: A method for forming a three-dimensional reconstructed image acquires two dimensional measured radiographic projection images over a set of projection angles, wherein the measured projection image data is obtained from an energy resolving detector that distinguishes first and second energy bands. A volume reconstruction has image voxel values representative of... Agent:

20140270454 - System and method for estimating a statistical noise map in x-ray imaging applications: Described here are a system and method for producing a statistical noise map that indicates the noise present in data acquired with an x-ray imaging system, such as an x-ray computed tomography system, an x-ray tomosynthesis system, a C-arm x-ray imaging system, and so on. In general, an image is... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20140270456 - Image recovery from single shot digital hologram: Techniques described herein are generally related to high resolution image recovery of objects from digital holograms. The various described techniques may be applied to methods, systems, devices or combinations thereof. Some described methods for recovering an image may include receiving reference beam data that corresponds to a reference interference pattern... Agent:

20140270457 - Stain-free histopathology by chemical imaging: The present disclosure provides methods, systems, and computer-readable storage media that can be used to image an unstained sample. Traditionally histopathology and immunohistochemistry methods use stains or dyes in combination with microscopy (or other detection methods) to detect cells and cellular structures, such as proteins. However, the disclosed methods do... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois

20140270455 - Using rnai imaging data for gene interaction network construction: Embodiments of the invention relate to a constructing a gene interaction network. Tools are provided to compute a gene relationship measure based upon cellular images, and to rank image collections having a similar morphology. The ranking is based upon capturing similarity within the ranked collection by modeling a three dimensional... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140270459 - Particle identification system, cartridge and associated methods: A method for determining fluorescently labeled particles within a sample in presence of sample movement includes determining spatial shift between sequentially captured first and second images of the sample by using a third image of the sample, wherein the spatial shift is at least partially induced by the sample movement;... Agent: Mbio Diagnostics, Inc.

20140270458 - Portable blood count monitor: Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for determining the number and type of blood cells in a blood sample. The blood sample is collected and held in a slide. In the slide, the blood sample is separated and channeled into at least two sampling chambers, one for red blood cells,... Agent: Tahoe Institute For Rural Health Research, LLC

20140270460 - Paper identifying method and related device: A paper identifying method and a related device, used for accurately identifying soilage conditions of paper according to the recency degree of the paper. The method in an embodiment of the present invention comprises: obtaining a pixel gray value group of an image of input paper, the pixel gray value... Agent: Grg Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.

20140270462 - Mobile device and application for remote deposit of check images received from payors: A check image generator application generates a remote deposit capture RDC compatible check image. The RDC compatible check image is sent from a sender mobile device to a recipient mobile device. The RDC compatible check image may pass through a server and may be encrypted. The recipient mobile device receives... Agent:

20140270461 - Remote deposit capture compatible check image generation: A check image generator application generates a remote deposit capture RDC compatible check image. The RDC compatible check image is sent from a sender mobile device to a recipient mobile device. The RDC compatible check image may pass through a server and may be encrypted. The recipient mobile device receives... Agent:

20140270463 - Remote deposit capture system with check image generation and storage: A check image generator application generates a remote deposit capture RDC compatible check image. The RDC compatible check image is sent from a sender mobile device to a recipient mobile device. The RDC compatible check image may pass through a server and may be encrypted. The recipient mobile device receives... Agent:

20140270464 - Systems and methods for assessing standards for mobile image quality: Methods are provided for defining and determining a formal and verifiable mobile document image quality and usability (MDIQU) standard, or Standard for short. The Standard ensures that a mobile image can be used in an appropriate mobile document processing application, for example an application for mobile check deposit. In order... Agent: Mitek Systems, Inc.

20140270465 - Systems and methods for recognizing information in objects using a mobile device: The systems and methods of the present disclosure use a mobile device equipped with a camera to capture and preprocess images of objects including financial documents, financial cards, and identification cards, and to recognize information in the images of the objects. The methods include detecting quadrangles in images of an... Agent: A2ia S.a.

20140270466 - System and methods for inspecting tire wheel assemblies: A system includes a tire inspection station configured to inspect a tire of a tire wheel assembly. The tire inspection station includes a lifting assembly configured to lift and rotate a tire wheel assembly disposed in the tire inspection station, movable centering arms adjustably positionable to center a hub of... Agent: Integro Technologies Corp.

20140270467 - System for anti-tamper parcel packaging, shipment, receipt, and storage: An apparatus and system for secure packaging, shipment, receipt and storage of mail, parcels and parcels is described. The apparatus includes an appliqué with a multitude of sensitized residue within that surround the parcel; the residue in the media forms a unique optical fingerprint, which is an exemplar image data... Agent:

20140270468 - Detection of weak points of a mask: An inspection system, and a computer program product that stores instructions for: obtaining an aerial image of an area of the mask; wherein the aerial image represents an expected image to be formed on a photoresist of an object during a lithography process that involves illuminating the area of the... Agent: Applied Materials Israel, Ltd.

20140270471 - Image synchronization of scanning wafer inspection system: An inspection system comprises a beam generator module for deflecting spots across scan portions of a specimen. The system also includes detection channels for sensing light emanating from a specimen in response to an incident beam directed towards such specimen and generating a detected image for each scan portion. The... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140270469 - Method and system for reference-based overlay measurement: The present invention may include acquiring a plurality of reference measurement images from a plurality of reference overlay target sites of a wafer via a reference image sampling process, wherein the reference image sampling process includes acquiring one or more images at each of a plurality of reference overlay target... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140270470 - System, method and computer readable medium for detecting edges of a pattern: A system, a non-transitory computer readable medium and a method for detecting a parameter of a pattern, the method comprises: obtaining an image of the pattern; wherein the image is generated by scanning the pattern with a charged particle beam; processing the image to provide an edge enhanced image; wherein... Agent: Applied Materials Israel, Ltd.

20140270472 - Tiered latency of access for content: A method substantially as shown and described in the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein. A device substantially as shown and described in the detailed description and/or drawings and/or elsewhere herein.... Agent:

20140270473 - Virtual assembly and product inspection control processes: A pick-and-place machine and method includes use of a passive component feeder cartridge including a feeder gear. Rotation of the feeder gear causes a component-bearing tape to be fed through the feeder cartridge. A pickup head includes a vacuum nozzle to pick up the components from the tape and a... Agent:

20140270474 - Detecting defects on a wafer: Methods and systems for detecting defects on a wafer are provided. One method includes determining difference values for pixels in first output for a wafer generated using a first optics mode of an inspection system and determining other values for pixels in second output for the wafer generated using a... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140270475 - Single die inspection on a dark field inspection tool: Systems and methods for detecting defects on a wafer are provided. One method includes generating output for a wafer by scanning the wafer with a dark field inspection system. The method also includes generating first image data for the wafer using the output and a first cell size and second... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140270480 - Determining object volume from mobile device images: Techniques are described for analyzing images acquired via mobile devices in various ways, including to estimate measurements for one or more attributes of one or more objects in the images. For example, the described techniques may be used to measure the volume of a stockpile of material or other large... Agent:

20140270486 - Hybrid recursive analysis of spatio-temporal objects: A method for generating 3D-information from multiple images showing a 3D scene from multiple perspectives has: providing at least two hypotheses for the 3D-information; performing a multi-hypotheses test by matching the at least two hypotheses to the multiple images and determining a test-result hypothesis that fulfills a particular matching criterion;... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20140270478 - Image mosaicking using a virtual grid: Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with generating a mosaic image using a virtual grid are described. In one embodiment, a method includes analyzing, by a processor of an apparatus, a boundary of a requested image to determine source images that collectively form an area that includes the requested image.... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20140270476 - Method for 3d object identification and pose detection using phase congruency and fractal analysis: Method for identifying objects within a three-dimensional point cloud data set. The method includes a fractal analysis (108) on a data set where the data set is comprised of data points (404) having positions distributed in three-dimensions. The fractal analysis facilitates identification of one or more object classes. The object... Agent: Harris Corporation

20140270483 - Methods and systems for measuring group behavior: Methods and systems for measuring group behavior are provided. Group behavior of different groups may be measured objectively and automatically in different environments including a dark environment. A uniform visible signal comprising images of members of a group may be obtained. Facial motion and body motions of each member may... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20140270484 - Moving object localization in 3d using a single camera: Systems and methods are disclosed for autonomous driving with only a single camera by moving object localization in 3D with a real-time framework that harnesses object detection and monocular structure from motion (SFM) through the ground plane estimation; tracking feature points on moving cars a real-time framework to and use... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.

20140270482 - Recognizing entity interactions in visual media: An entity interaction recognition system algorithmically recognizes a variety of different types of entity interactions that may be captured in two-dimensional images. In some embodiments, the system estimates the three-dimensional spatial configuration or arrangement of entities depicted in the image. In some embodiments, the system applies a proxemics-based analysis to... Agent:

20140270485 - Spatio-temporal disparity-map smoothing by joint multilateral filtering: A filter structure for filtering a disparity map includes a first filter, a second filter, and a filter selector. The first filter is for filtering a contemplated section of the disparity map according to a first measure of central tendency. The second filter is for filtering the contemplated section of... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20140270481 - System for determining alignment of a user-marked document and method thereof: A system for evaluating a user-marked document including a user-marked response sheet having a response area and at least one image marker, a means for obtaining a digital image of the user-marked response sheet, a computer having programming to perform steps which include identifying three-dimensional position information of the at... Agent:

20140270477 - Systems and methods for displaying a three-dimensional model from a photogrammetric scan: A computer-implemented method for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) model from a photogrammetric scan. An image of an object and a scan marker may be obtained at a first location. A relationship between the image of the object and the image of the scan marker at the first location may be... Agent:

20140270479 - Systems and methods for parameter estimation of images: Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying the vanishing point, vanishing direction and road width of an image using scene identification algorithms and a new edge-scoring technique.... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140270487 - Method and apparatus for processing image: Provided are a monitoring system and an operating method thereof, and more particularly, an image processing method and apparatus for removing a motion blur of a wide dynamic range (WDR) image by using a machine learning algorithm. The image processing method includes: generating an overlap image by overlapping a first... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20140270488 - Method and apparatus for characterizing an image: The present invention relates to a method and system for characterizing an image. The characterization may then be used to conduct a search for similar images, for example using a learning system trained using previously characterized images. A face may be identified within the image and a subsection extracted from... Agent: Google Inc.

20140270491 - Acceleration of linear classifiers: In one embodiment, image detection is improved or accelerated using an approximate range query to classify images. A controller is trained on a set of training feature vectors. The training feature vectors represent an image. The feature vectors are normalized to a uniform length. The controller defines a matching space... Agent: Navteq B.v.

20140270493 - Adaptable classification method: An adaptable classification method is provided. The method performs the classification by using a classification standard having a plurality of categories. The classification standard is classified into different categories based on probability ranges. The adaptable classification method includes training a classifying device with a plurality of samples and using the... Agent: National Taiwan University

20140270492 - Automatic building assessment: Disclosed systems and methods automatically assess buildings and structures. A device may receive one or more images of a structure, such as a building or portion of the building, and then label and extract relevant data. The device may then train a system to automatically assess other data describing similar... Agent: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

20140270494 - Computer vision as a service: A computer vision service includes technologies to, among other things, analyze computer vision or learning tasks requested by computer applications, select computer vision or learning algorithms to execute the requested tasks based on one or more performance capabilities of the computer vision or learning algorithms, perform the computer vision or... Agent: Sri International

20140270489 - Learned mid-level representation for contour and object detection: Various technologies described herein pertain to constructing mid-level sketch tokens for use in tasks, such as object detection and contour detection. Sketch patches can be extracted from binary images that comprise hand-drawn contours. The hand-drawn contours in the binary images can correspond to contours in training images. The sketch patches... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140270490 - Real-time face detection using combinations of local and global features: An apparatus comprises a processor configured to: input an image; detect a skin area in the image to obtain an expanded rectangular facial candidate area; detect a face in the expanded rectangular facial candidate area to obtain an initial detected facial area; subject the initial detected facial area to a... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140270496 - Discriminative distance weighting for content-based retrieval of digital pathology images: Content-based retrieval of digital pathology images (DPI) is a fundamental component in an intelligent DPI processing and management system. The fundamental procedure of the retrieval is evaluating the similarity between the query image and every image in the database with some distance function, and sorting of the latter based on... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140270495 - Multiple cluster instance learning for image classification: The techniques and systems described herein create and train a multiple clustered instance learning (MCIL) model based on image features and patterns extracted from training images. The techniques and systems separate each of the training images into a plurality of instances (or patches), and then learn multiple instance-level classifiers based... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140270497 - Accurate text classification through selective use of image data: Product images are used in conjunction with textual descriptions to improve classifications of product offerings. By combining cues from both text and image descriptions associated with products, implementations enhance both the precision and recall of product description classifications within the context of web-based commerce search. Several implementations are directed to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140270498 - Content based systems and methods for conducting spectrum color based image search: A method for dynamically displaying results of simultaneous two dimensional image search comprises: maintaining a first database comprising a set of records, each record comprising an image and an associated set of annotations describing the image, receiving an annotation criterion and a color scheme from a user, generating a target... Agent: Shutterstock, Inc.

20140270499 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording device: An image processing apparatus includes: a color feature data calculation unit configured to calculate color feature data of each pixel in an intraluminal image or color feature data of each small region obtained by dividing the intraluminal image into a plurality of small regions; a residue candidate distribution determination unit... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140270501 - Detection of long shots in sports video: A method of identifying long shots of sports video comprising receiving a video frame comprising a plurality of pixels, classifying each of the plurality of pixels as a candidate field pixel or a candidate non-field pixel, determining whether at least a predefined percentage of the plurality of pixels are candidate... Agent: General Instrument Corporation

20140270505 - Legibility enhancement for a logo, text or other region of interest in video: A video processing system enhances quality of an overlay image, such as a logo, text, game scores, or other areas forming a region of interest (ROI) in a video stream. The system separately enhances the video quality of the ROI, particularly when screen size is reduced. The data enhancement can... Agent: General Instrument Corporation

20140270504 - Logo presence detection based on blending characteristics: A video processing system detects an overlay image, such as a logo, in a picture of a video stream, the overlay for example being a broadcaster's logo. The detection is based on evaluation of blending characteristics of a picture frame. The method of detection of an overlay defines first and... Agent: General Instrument Corporation

20140270508 - Methods and apparatus for automated true object-based image analysis and retrieval: The present invention is an automated and extensible system for the analysis and retrieval of images based on region-of-interest (ROI) analysis of one or more true objects depicted by an image. The system uses an ROI database that is a relational or analytical database containing searchable vectors that represent the... Agent: Google Inc.

20140270502 - Modeled atmospheric correction objects: Techniques for making, using and updating a Modeled Atmospheric Correction Object (MACO) cluster and the MACO sites that are selected from within a given MACO cluster. The MACO construct is a novel application of a Model of Reality (MOR) that provides synthetic ground truth essential to converting imagery from top-of-the-atmosphere... Agent: Digitalglobe, Inc.

20140270500 - Playfield detection and shot classification in sports video: A method of classifying the shot type of a video frame, comprising loading a frame, dividing the frame into field pixels and non-field pixels based on a first playfield detection criteria, determining an initial shot type classification using the number of the field pixels and the number of the non-field... Agent:

20140270506 - Segmentation of an image based on color and color differences: An input image is partitioned into a plurality of image regions based on color and color differences. The partitioning comprises assigning a color difference value to plurality of locations within the input image. The partitioning further comprises assigning each of the plurality of locations to an image region of the... Agent: Zazzle Inc.

20140270509 - System and process for automatically finding objects of a specific color: A computer implemented method, system and computer program product for identifying the Main Colors and the matching colors of a visual object, and then viewing on a mobile device select items comprising the matching colors, such as from a merchant's catalogue. A visual object is analyzed for color content, and... Agent:

20140270503 - System for and method of detecting strobe using spatial features in video frames: A video processing device includes a histogram generating component, an analyzing component, a comparator and an encoding component. The histogram generating component can generate a histogram for image data of an image frame. The analyzing component can analyze the histogram, can identify an isolated spike in the histogram and can... Agent: General Instrument Corporation

20140270507 - Videolens media engine: A system, method, and computer program product for automatically analyzing multimedia data are disclosed. Embodiments receive multimedia data, detect portions having specified features, and output a corresponding subset of the multimedia data. Content features from downloaded or streaming movies or video clips are identified as a human probably would do,... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140270510 - Color balanced compression in dynamic range mismatched color systems: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for color balanced compression in dynamic range mistmatched color environments. An input L* can be compensated based on L*min in a destination space with respect to shadow colors while configuring a perceptual LUT during a profile phase. Input opponent color components a* and b* can... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140270511 - Image fragmentation for distortion correction of color space encoded image: Embodiments of the present disclosure can include devices for storing and exchanging color space encoded images. The encoded images can store input data into high capacity multi-colored composite two-dimensional pictures having different symbols organized in specific order using sets in a color space. The encoding can include performing two-level error... Agent: Pictech Management Limited

20140270513 - Moving image encoding apparatus and method for controlling the same: A technique is provided that can record moving images while not resulting in calculation load increase and maintaining a certain degree of image quality even when encoding corresponding to a 4:4:4 format. Provisional encoding is performed, by obtaining motion vectors in accordance with a plurality of mutually different search ranges... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140270512 - Two-level error correcting codes for color space encoded image: Embodiments of the present disclosure can include devices for storing and exchanging color space encoded images. The encoded images can store input data into high capacity multi-colored composite two-dimensional pictures having different symbols organized in specific order using sets in a color space. The encoding can include performing two-level error... Agent: Pictech Management Limited

20140270521 - Color enhancement for graphic images: A color enhancement system may enhance color components in an image. In one embodiment, the color enhancement system suppresses banding by combining an input color value with an enhanced colored value. In another embodiment, local variation in saturation values around a pixel may be used to determine a modification of... Agent:

20140270517 - Frame of color space encoded image for distortion correction: Embodiments of the present disclosure can include devices for storing and exchanging color space encoded images. The encoded images can store input data into high capacity multi-colored composite two-dimensional pictures having different symbols organized in specific order using sets in a color space. The encoding can include performing two-level error... Agent:

20140270516 - Image enhancement method for improving color perception of colorblind viewers: An image enhancement method for improving color perception of colorblind viewers has an image input step, an image difference area analyzing step, an image color distribution adjusting step, and an image output step. In such method, a normal image and a colorblindness-simulative image are input and calculated to produce a... Agent: Show Chwan Memorial Hospital

20140270519 - Image processing apparatus and method of providing high sensitive color images: An image processing apparatus and method for generating high-sensitive, high-brightness color images are disclosed. A second image having a wider band and higher-sensitivity than those of a first image which includes color information may be acquired, wherein the first and second images are images captured from a scene. A first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140270520 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: This image processing apparatus performs image processing on an image including image data with a negative value, and is provided with: a transformation unit that performs a nonlinear transformation processing on the image including image data with a negative value to transform the image into an image that does not... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140270518 - Image processing device, image processing method and storage medium storing image processing program: Among a plurality of CFA images obtained by shooting the same subject, one image is a standard image, and another image is a reference image, and the displacement amount calculation portion calculates the displacement amount of the reference image with respect to the standard image. A synthesis processing portion performs... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140270514 - Image processing method: An image processing method is adapted for color enhancement of an original image pixel. The original image pixel is composed of a plurality of pixel components each having a component value. The image processing method includes: determining a hue region to which the original image pixel belongs based directly on... Agent: Ili Technology Corporation

20140270515 - Image processing method: An image processing method is adapted for hue adjustment of an original image pixel. The original image pixel is composed of a plurality of pixel components each having a component value. The image processing method includes: determining a hue zone to which the original image pixel belongs based directly on... Agent: Ili Technology Corporation

20140270522 - Identifying regions characterized by labeled measurements: Briefly, the disclosure describes embodiments of methods or apparatuses for processing, such as smoothing, a set of labeled measurements at a variety of scale levels.... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

20140270523 - Multimedia copy source detection: The Embodiments provides a method for detecting leakage stage associated with a multimedia. The method includes storing histograms associated with various stages of the multimedia. Further, the method includes receiving candidate histograms associated with various stages of a candidate multimedia, matching the stored histograms with the candidate histograms, and detecting... Agent:

20140270524 - System and methods for generating quality, verified, and synthesized information: The present invention relates generally to an improved system and methods for identifying, assessing, obtaining, evaluating, processing and displaying information about specific topics of interest. In certain embodiments, information is processed with advanced computation and analytical techniques in which detailed statistical data is generated and refined to produce meaningful quantitative... Agent:

20140270525 - Forming regions characterized by labeled measurements: Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or apparatuses for processing, at a variety of scale levels, labeled measurements in sub-regions to form a region characterized by a set of labeled measurements is described.... Agent:

20140270526 - Method for segmenting text words in document images: A word segmentation method for processing a document image applies clustering analysis to the spacing segments of a line. The spacing segments are generated by thresholding a one-dimensional vertical projection profile of the line. Taking advantage of the bimodal distribution of spacing length distribution of text lines, a k-means clustering... Agent: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

20140270527 - Methods, systems, and media for image processing using hierarchical expansion: Methods, systems, and media for image processing using hierarchical expansion are provided. More particularly, the hierarchical expansion can include a merge expansion and/or a refine expansion. In some embodiments, a method for image processing, comprising: receiving a plurality of images, wherein each of the plurality of images has one of... Agent:

20140270528 - Local image enhancement for text recognition: Various embodiments enable regions of text to be identified in an image captured by a camera of a computing device for preprocessing before being analyzed by a visual recognition engine. For example, each of the identified regions can be analyzed or tested to determine whether a respective region contains a... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

20140270529 - Electronic device, method, and storage medium: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes an input controller and a processor. The input controller is configured to receive stroke data. The processor is configured to, when a first stroke data and a second stroke data input after the first stroke data at least partially overlap with each... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140270530 - Duplicate/near duplicate detection and image registration: Embodiments are disclosed for detecting duplicate and near duplicate images. An exemplary method includes receiving an original image, preparing the image for fingerprinting, and calculating an image fingerprint, the fingerprint expressed as a sequence of numbers. The method further includes comparing the image fingerprint thus obtained with a set of... Agent: Dropbox, Inc.

20140270531 - Video image feature generation system and video image feature generation method: A video image feature generation system includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute, extracting a frame feature value featuring a frame, which is a unit of an input video image, based on a pixel... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140270532 - Attached matter detector and vehicle equipment control apparatus: An attached matter detector includes a light source configured to irradiate light toward a plate-like transparent member from one surface thereof, an imaging device configured to image reflection light by attached matter on a surface of the plate-like transparent member, a memory configured to previously store flare information obtained by... Agent:

20140270537 - Apparatus and method for digital microscopy imaging: A microscopy imaging system and method for rendering a mosaic representation of an object from a series of image frames of the object are disclosed. A current image frame is processed to determine its relative location or position within the mosaic representation based on relative displacement of the current image... Agent: Viewsiq Inc.

20140270533 - Image cropping according to points of interest: In one embodiment, a computing device determines one or more points of interest in an image. The computing device selects a viewport position including a pre-determined number of the points of interest. The computing device crops the image based at least in part on the viewport position.... Agent:

20140270536 - Systems and methods for classifying objects in digital images captured using mobile devices: A method includes receiving or capturing a digital image using a mobile device, and using a processor of the mobile device to: determine whether an object depicted in the digital image belongs to a particular object class among a plurality of object classes; determine one or more object features of... Agent: Kofax, Inc.

20140270535 - Systems and methods for seamless patch matching: A method implemented in an image editing device comprises determining a source region in a source image and determining a target region in a target image. At least one image characteristic of each of the source region and a region outside the target region is analyzed. The content in the... Agent: Cyberlink Corp.

20140270534 - Video retargeting using seam carving: Aspects of the present disclosure provide improved image resizing techniques including seam craving and seam lining that consider image content in addition to geometric constraints. In one aspect of the disclosure, the energy for each of the pixels of an image is determined in accordance with an energy function. A... Agent: Qual Comm Incorporated

20140270538 - Moving image processing apparatus, moving image processing method, and computer product: A moving image processing apparatus cumulatively sums for each reference block and in a predetermined sequence, values representing differences between corresponding pixels in a first block of a reduced image of a given image and a reference block within a search range in a reduced reference image; detects a motion... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140270539 - Systems and methods for pattern stitching and decoding using multiple captured images: Systems and methods read machine readable symbols, the systems and methods capture multiple images of the symbol and can locate symbol data region(s) from an image even when the symbol data is corrupted and not decodable. Binary matrices are generated of the symbol data regions obtained from the multiple images... Agent:

20140270540 - Determining dimension of target object in an image using reference object: Systems and methods for determining one or more dimensions of an object using a digital image are described.... Agent: Mecommerce, Inc.

20140270541 - Apparatus and method for processing image based on feature point: An apparatus and method for processing an image based on feature points is provided, more specifically, provides a technology used in extracting feature points with high importance after determination of importance, searching images, and the like. Therefore, matching images can be effectively performed, and efficiency of time and memory can... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140270542 - Automated video campaign building: A method to automatically classify video content retrieved over the Internet and, in particular, to determine whether a candidate video is an instance of a source video. The method begins by sampling static image frames from each of the candidate video and the source video. Based on the sampled static... Agent:

20140270543 - Video generation with temporally-offset sampling: Various embodiments are directed to generating video data using temporally offset image data samples having disparate exposure times. Synthetic samples are generated for each of the pixels at a particular time period by computing, for each synthetic sample, a combined intensity of the captured samples that fall within the time... Agent:

20140270544 - Image editing method and system: In one embodiment, an image editing method, comprising: defining a region as a foreground object and a remaining region as background; applying an image warping process to a predefined object region, wherein a distortion to at least the remaining region occurs based on the image warping process applied to the... Agent: Cyberlink Corp.

20140270545 - System and method for document alignment, correction, and classification: A template document and a reference document that contains objects (e.g. text objects) are received, for example, from a scanner. A plurality of common objects between the template document and the reference document are identified. Locations of the plurality of common objects in the template document and the reference document... Agent: Digitech Systems Private Reserve, LLC

20140270546 - Unified data collection and reporting interface for equipment: A method and system for comparing measurements of a device under test (DUT) to measurements taken of similar equipment are provided. The method includes communicatively connecting a mobile computing device to one or more measurement devices, and receiving measurement data from the one or more measurement devices. The mobile computing... Agent: Fluke Corporation

20140270548 - Object detection apparatus: An object detection apparatus mounted in a system for detecting a target object in various changing environmental conditions. In the apparatus, an acquirer acquires either or both of information indicative of an external environment around the system and information indicative of an operating state of the system. A determiner determines... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140270547 - Presentation and organization of content: Embodiments are provided for organization and presentation of content. In some embodiments, a plurality of images and a plurality of similarity rules for image categorization are received. For each image in the plurality of images, the image from the plurality and each remaining image from the plurality is compared by:... Agent: Dropbox, Inc.

20140270549 - Using extracted image text: Methods, systems, and apparatus including computer program products for using extracted image text are provided. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided. The method includes receiving an input of one or more image search terms and identifying keywords from the received one or more image search terms. The method... Agent: Google Inc.

20140270550 - Presentation and organization of content: Embodiments are provided for organization and presentation of content. In some embodiments, a plurality of images and a plurality of similarity rules for image categorization are received. For each image in the plurality of images, that image and each remaining image from the plurality is compared by: applying each similarity... Agent: Dropbox, Inc.

20140270551 - Performing object detection operations via a graphics processing unit: In one embodiment of the present invention, a graphics processing unit (GPU) is configured to detect an object in an image using a random forest classifier that includes multiple, identically structured decision trees. Notably, the application of each of the decision trees is independent of the application of the other... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140270552 - Data backup using color space encoded image: Embodiments of the present disclosure can include systems, methods, and non-transitory computer program products for using color space encoded images to publish an entire book including text and images onto a single piece of paper, or onto few pieces of paper. In certain aspects, the present systems and methods allow... Agent:

20140270553 - Content-aware image compression method: Methods for content-aware image compression are disclosed. One method comprises the steps of non-uniformly downscaling an original input image according to a saliency map, creating a residual image, encoding the residual image and downscaled input image, and transmitting the residual image and downscaled input image. The encoded image components are... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20140270554 - Image encoding apparatus and image decoding apparatus: According to an embodiment, an image encoding apparatus includes a parameter selector and an output selector. The parameter selector selects a coding parameter controlling the first encoder. The coding parameter makes a first code amount generated by the first encoder smaller than a target code amount if the coding parameter... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140270555 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding an image by using an adaptive search range decision for motion estimation: An encoding and decoding method and apparatus are disclosed. whereby, According to the disclosed method, in response to a current frame including a current block being a P frame, a motion vector and an intra-mode-to-inter mode ratio of a frame encoded and decoded previously to the current frame are analyzed... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140270556 - System and method for using pattern vectors for video and image coding and decoding: An exemplary embodiment of the invention relates to a method of using pattern vectors for image coding and decoding. The method comprises converting a block of image data into a set of transform coefficients, quantizing the transform coefficients such that a number of the coefficients become zero, constructing a single... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

20140270557 - Efficient screen image transfer: A system including a source display, externally updatable, an image compression algorithm database, a network connection, and a frame transfer engine. The algorithm database comprises a plurality of image compression algorithms. The frame transfer engine is configured to receive a plurality of updates made to the source display, store at... Agent: Ologn Technologies Ag

20140270558 - Image coding apparatus and image coding method: First coded data are generated from a target block by a first coding mode. Second coded data having predetermined amount are generated from the target block by a second coding mode. Whether to encode by the first coding mode or the second coding mode is decided. Based on the decision... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

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20140270560 - Method and system for dynamic compression of images: The embodiment provides a method for temporal compression of one or more images. The method includes receiving the one or more images, performing temporal compression on the one or more images, and generating one or more compressed images using the temporal compression.... Agent:

20140270561 - Compressing data representing computer animated hair: Data representing animated hair in a computer generated imagery (CGI) scene may be compressed by treating hair data as arrays of parameters. Hair data parameters may include control vertices, hair color, hair radius, and the like. A principal component analysis (PCA) may be performed on the arrays of hair data.... Agent: Dreamworks Animation LLC

20140270564 - Creating details in an image with frequency lifting: Input image information is received. Enhancement information is determined based on frequency characteristics of the input image information. The enhancement information is mixed with the input image information to generate an enhanced image.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140270562 - Method and system for adaptive pixel replacement: A system and method of image processing is provided, including implementing adaptive pixel replacement techniques or reducing noise. The method includes obtaining a data map of an image frame, wherein the data map comprises good pixels and bad pixels at locations associated with the data map. The method also includes... Agent: Drs Rsta, Inc.

20140270563 - Method of shutterless non-uniformity correction for infrared imagers: A method of correcting an infrared image is provided. The method includes receiving an image from a camera comprising a first pixel with a first pixel value and a neighbor pixel with a neighbor pixel value. The first pixel and the neighbor pixel can be assumed to view the same... Agent: Drs Rsta, Inc.

20140270565 - Measurement of wave-front aberration in a small telescope remote imaging system using scene-based wave-front sensing: Reference-free compensated imaging makes an estimation of the Fourier phase of a series of images of a target. The Fourier magnitude of the series of images is obtained by dividing the power spectral density of the series of images by an estimate of the power spectral density of atmospheric turbulence... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC

20140270566 - Creating details in an image with adaptive frequency strength controlled transform: Input image information is received. A processor device is used for determining enhancement information based on frequency characteristics and edge information of the input image information. The enhancement information is mixed with the input image information to generate an enhanced image.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140270568 - Method and system for noise reduction in video systems: A system and method of image processing is provided, including implementing adaptive pixel replacement techniques or reducing noise. The method includes obtaining a data map of an image frame, wherein the data map comprises good pixels and bad pixels at locations associated with the data map. The method also includes... Agent:

20140270567 - Selective perceptual masking via scale separation in the spatial and temporal domains using intrinsic images for use in data compression: An automated, computerized method for processing a video is provided. The method includes providing a video file depicting a video, in a computer memory; providing a video file depicting a video, in a computer memory; scale separating the video file by applying an edge-preserving blurring filter to generate a detail... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.

20140270569 - Automated geospatial image mosaic generation: Automatic generation of a mosaic comprising a plurality of geospatial images. An embodiment of the automatic mosaic generation may include automated source image selection that includes comparison of source images to base layer image to determine radiometric similar source images. Additionally, an embodiment of an automatic cutline generator may be... Agent:

20140270570 - Techniques for image sensor pixel correction: Techniques for image sensor pixel correction are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a processor circuit and an imaging management module, and the imaging management module may be operable by the processor circuit to determine an intensity value for a pixel in an image sensor pixel... Agent:

20140270571 - Shuffle algorithm and navigation: Embodiments are disclosed for randomly and pseudo-randomly presenting images to a user. An exemplary method includes receiving a first set of images from a user, receiving a second set of conditions that an image must satisfy, creating a subset of the first set of images that satisfies the second set... Agent: Dropbox, Inc.

20140270572 - Signal processing apparatus and method for detecting/correcting eclipse phenomenon, and related correlated double sampling apparatus: A correlated double sampling apparatus includes a first processing unit and a second processing unit. The first processing unit is arranged for receiving a reset signal, a data signal, and a predetermined signal; obtaining a reset level of the reset signal and a first data level of the data signal... Agent: Himax Imaging, Inc.

20140270574 - Image data processing apparatus, image data processing method, and computer-readable, non-transitory medium: An image data processing including a storage unit for storing a first pixel block and a second pixel block taken from image data in which pixels are arranged in a first direction and a second direction, and a writing module for writing the first pixel block and the second pixel... Agent: Pfu Limited

20140270573 - Method for background removal in binary document image by estimating linearity of image components: A method of processing a binary document image to remove non-text elements including long straight lines. The method uses a least squares method to fit the pixels of an image component to a line, and then use the coefficient of determination as a measure of linearity of the image component.... Agent: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

20140270575 - Methods and systems for capture processing: Systems and methods may perform processing associated with receiving, with a capture module in communication with a processor, data. Processing may be performed associated with converting, with an optical character recognition (OCR) module in communication with the capture module and the processor, the data into machine readable data. Processing may... Agent: Concur Technologies, Inc.

  
  
  
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