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Image analysis

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12/04/2014 > 91 patent applications in 48 patent subcategories.

20140355818 - Method and apparatus for checking a security feature of a value document: A method includes checking a specified security feature of a value document which is present in a specified security-feature region of the value document. The security feature includes captured pixel data which describe spatially resolved with a specified optical spatial resolution, an optical image at least of the security-feature region... Agent:

20140355817 - Pre-processed information embedding system: Methods and devices are provided for reducing perceptible artifacts in a host content when the host contend is embedded with watermarks. In one method, a first segment of a host content that includes a first logical value is obtained. A second segment of the host content that includes a second... Agent: Verance Corporation

20140355827 - Ambient environment determination apparatus: In an ambient environment determination apparatus, an imager obtains a picture capturing an area ahead of a vehicle, and a street lamp is detected for each detection frame unit of the picture. Then, an urban area determination process is performed that determines whether or not the ambient environment of the... Agent: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140355822 - Apparatus and method for matching parking-lot outline: An apparatus and a method for tracing a parking-lot is provided that includes a controller configured to recognize at least one parking-lot from a previous image frame which photographed a surrounding of a vehicle and extract a template according to a type of a parking-lot line of the recognized parking-lot.... Agent: Kia Motors Corporation

20140355831 - Apparatus, method and computer-readable recording medium for detecting moving object using depth map: An apparatus, a method and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium for detecting a moving object using a depth map is provided. The apparatus includes a segment image generator unit that generates a segment image to distinguish each object using a depth image of a current input frame; a background image... Agent:

20140355826 - Detection device, learning device, detection method, learning method, and information storage device: A detection device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an image that has been captured by an imaging section, and includes an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on a distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20140355819 - Device and method for allocating data based on an arrangement of elements in an image: A host device may include an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a guest device, and a communication unit configured to communicate with the guest device. The host device may include circuitry configured to identify, in the image of the guest device, identification information corresponding to the guest... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140355820 - Estimating a pose of a camera for volume estimation: What is disclosed a system and method for estimating a position (or pose) of a camera relative to a surface upon which an object rests in an image captured by that camera such that a volume can be estimated for that object. In one embodiment, a matrix K is determined... Agent:

20140355833 - Image processing apparatus and method: A method and apparatus for localizing an area in relative movement and for determining the speed and direction thereof in real time is disclosed. Each pixel of an image is smoothed using its own time constant. A binary value corresponding to the existence of a significant variation in the amplitude... Agent:

20140355825 - Method and apparatus for estimating pose: A method and apparatus for estimating a pose that estimates a pose of a user using a depth image is provided, the method including, recognizing a pose of a user from a depth image, and tracking the pose of the user using a user model exclusively of one another to... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140355830 - Method and apparatus for protecting eyesight: A method and an apparatus for controlling a display in order to secure an appropriate viewing distance between a digital device and a user who is viewing the digital device is provided. Accordingly, the method determines whether an object exists within a hazardous viewing distance using a 3D camera function... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140355832 - Method and device for following an object in a sequence of at least two images: The present invention relates to a method for following an object in a sequence of at least two images termed previous and current. The said method comprises a step for forming a first set Ep of points Ep={Pp(1), . . . , Pp(i), . . . , Pp(N)} by extracting... Agent: Morpho

20140355821 - Object landmark detection in images: Techniques are provided to improve the performance and accuracy of landmark point detection using a Constrained Local Model. The accuracy of feature filters used by the model may be improved by supplying positive and negative sets of image data from training image regions of varying shapes and sizes to a... Agent:

20140355834 - Object-tracking systems and methods: A system and method for tracking, identifying, and labeling objects or features of interest, such as follicular units is provided. In some embodiments, tracking is accomplished using unique signature of the follicular unit and image stabilization techniques. According to some aspects pixel data of a region of interest in a... Agent: Restoration Robotics, Inc.

20140355829 - People detection apparatus and method and people counting apparatus and method: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a people counting apparatus including: a reception unit which receives a video of an area including an entrance captured by a video capture device; a line setting unit which sets an inline at the entrance and sets an outline... Agent: Samsung Sds Co., Ltd.

20140355828 - Setting apparatus, setting method, and storage medium: A setting apparatus which sets a detection region for a detection process of detecting a change of an image within a detection region corresponding to an object of detection inputs a first image in which the object of detection is present and a second image in which the object of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140355824 - Spectral image data processing apparatus and two-dimensional spectral apparatus: A spectral image data processing apparatus which conducts multivariate analysis on spectral image data of a sample, including: a region setting unit configured to set a region of interest for performing multivariate analysis in a sample in which a difference needs to be distinguished, the region of interest being set... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140355823 - Video search apparatus and method: The present invention relates to a video search apparatus and method, and more particularly, to a video search apparatus and method which can be used to search video data collected by a video capture apparatus, such as a closed circuit television (CCTV), for information desired by a user.... Agent: Samsung Sds Co., Ltd.

20140355836 - Dynamic adjustment of automatic license plate recognition processing based on vehicle class information: Methods and systems for improving automated license plate recognition performance. One or more images of a vehicle can be captured via an automated license plate recognition engine. Vehicle class information associated with the vehicle can be obtained using the automated license place recognition engine. Such vehicle class information can be... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140355837 - Electronic toll management and vehicle identification: Identifying a vehicle in a toll system includes accessing image data for a first vehicle and obtaining license plate data from the accessed image data for the first vehicle. A set of records is accessed. Each record includes license plate data for a vehicle. The license plate data for the... Agent:

20140355835 - System and method for ocr output verification: A system and method for computing confidence in an output of a text recognition system includes performing character recognition on an input text image with a text recognition system to generate a candidate string of characters. A first representation is generated, based on the candidate string of characters, and a... Agent:

20140355838 - Recognition dictionary creation apparatus and method for creating recognition dictionary by the same: A recognition dictionary creation apparatus photographs a commodity by an image capturing section to capture the image of the commodity; measures a distance from the image capturing section to the commodity photographed by the image capturing section; generates a quasi-commodity-image in a state in which the commodity is imaginarily moved... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20140355839 - Mobile pothole detection system and method: An exemplary apparatus and associated method are disclosed for analyzing surface degradation. The apparatus can include a sensor configured to acquire images of a surface; and a processing device configured to correlate the acquired images to a geo-coordinate, to extract at least one property of a surface abnormality identified in... Agent:

20140355840 - Apparatus and method for utilizing mammogram images for verification: A method and apparatus for utilizing mammogram images for verification, including obtaining one or more mammogram image of a patient; determining a first set of breast characteristics from the one or more mammogram image, wherein the first set of breast characteristics include breast landmark, breast tissue density, tissue pattern and... Agent:

20140355842 - Contact lenses: Apparatus, systems and methods for facilitating iris-scanning contact lenses and/or biometric identification employing iris scanning contact lenses are provided. In one implementation, the contact lens can include: a transparent substrate formed to cover at least a portion of an iris of an eye; and a circuit. The circuit can include:... Agent:

20140355841 - Frontal view reconstruction for iris recognition: Iris recognition can be accomplished for a wide variety of eye images by correcting input images with an off-angle gaze. A variety of techniques, from limbus modeling, corneal refraction modeling, optical flows, and genetic algorithms can be used. A variety of techniques, including aspherical eye modeling, corneal refraction modeling, ray... Agent:

20140355843 - 3d face recognition method based on intermediate frequency information in geometric image: A 3D face recognition method based on intermediate frequency information in a geometric image as follows: (1) preprocessing a library and test models of 3D faces, including 3D face area cutting, smoothing processing and point cloud thinning, and discarding the lower portion of the face; (2) mapping the remainder of... Agent:

20140355844 - Method of reconstructing a signal in medical imaging on the basis of perturbed experimental measurements, and medical imaging device implementing this method: A method is provided of reconstructing imaging signals in a biological medium on the basis of experimental measurements perturbed by movements, implementing measurements representative of the movements, at least one model of movement including movement parameters, and an imaging sampling grid, which method furthermore includes steps of (i) constructing a... Agent: Universite De Lorraine

20140355846 - Fingerprint sensing apparatus: The light refracting device can, for example, be a TFT light panel structure or an active matrix organic light emitting diode (AMOLED) panel structure with reverse current measurement and amplification circuitry, and includes an imaging surface and a viewing plane. Incident light from the light source is projected directly or... Agent:

20140355845 - Method and apparatus for fingerprint image reconstruction: An apparatus and method for obtaining a biometric image is disclosed, which may comprise: providing a biometric image sensor which may comprise one of a one dimensional swiped sensor array, a two dimensional swiped sensor array and a two dimensional placement sensor array, each of which may comprise a capacitive... Agent:

20140355848 - A method for identifying fingerprints through numeric representation: A method for searching a database comprising data related to a plurality of fingerprints. Two or more feature points in an image of an unknown fingerprint are identified. A plurality of properties are generated. The plurality of properties are based on the two or more feature points. A number comprising... Agent: Steria Biometrics Ab

20140355847 - Identifier investigation: A method of extracting data from a representation of an identifier, such as a fingerprint is provided. The method includes selecting a plurality of features, such as ridge ends or bifurcations, in the representation of an identifier, considering the positions of those features and generating a reference feature, such as... Agent: Forensic Science Service Ltd.

20140355851 - Automatic geometrical and mechanical analyzing method and system for tubular structures: A method and system for analyzing tubular structures, such as vascular bodies, with respect to their geometrical properties and mechanical loading conditions is disclosed. To this end, geometrical and structural models of vascular bodies are generated from standard sets of image data. The method or system works automatically and the... Agent:

20140355852 - Methods of predicting musculoskeletal disease: Methods of predicting bone or joint disease in a subject are disclosed. Methods of determining the effect of a candidate agent on any subject's risk of developing bone or joint disease are also disclosed. A method for generating a parameter map from a bone image of a subject includes obtaining... Agent:

20140355850 - Segmentation of a calcified blood vessel: A method is disclosed for segmentation of a calcified blood vessel in image data. An embodiment of the method includes providing a vesseltree representation of the blood vessel; providing a number of preliminary boundary representations of a number of cross-sections of the blood vessel; providing a number of intensity profiles... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140355849 - System and method of using imprint analysis in pill identification: A system and method for identifying a pill by its imprint. A digital pill imprint image for the pill is obtained and compared with one or more composite imprint images in a database. Each of the composite imprint images is a composite of two or more digital pill imprint images... Agent: Medsnap, LLC

20140355857 - Method and apparatus to automatically implement a selection procedure on image data to generate a selected image data set: In a method and apparatus to automatically generate a selected image data set from an entirety of medical measurement data of an examination subject, the entirety of the measurement data of the examination subject is received as input data, and at least a portion of the measurement data is automatically... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140355859 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20140355853 - Noise balance pre-reconstruction data decomposition in spectral ct: More than two acquired energy or spectral M bins are used for photon counting detectors in a CT system. In the pre-reconstruction data decomposition, the measured photo counts in the M acquired spectral bines are combined into a predetermined fewer number of processed or weighted spectral bines N, which is... Agent:

20140355856 - Reconstruction of optical coherent tomography (oct) images of morphological features: Imaging devices and processing techniques based on imaging information along the depth direction in an optical coherent tomography (OCT) image are disclosed to enhance observed morphological features. The methods and systems obtain different OCT images of the target object under different reference path lengths, process the different OCT images to... Agent: Suzhou Optoring Technology Co. Ltd.

20140355854 - Segmentation of a structure: A method and a segmentation system are disclosed. An embodiment of the method includes providing an image representation of the structure; providing a start surface model, including a mesh with a plurality of vertices connected by edges; defining for each vertex a ray normal to the surface model at the... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140355855 - System and method for magnetic resonance imaging based respiratory motion correction for pet/mri: A method and system for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based motion correction in position emission tomography (PET) images is disclosed. A static 3D magnetic resonance (MR) image of a patient is received. PET image data of the patient and a series of 2D MR images of the patient acquired simultaneous... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140355858 - Vascular anatomy modeling derived from 3-dimensional medical image processing: Systems and methods to develop a vascular model of vascular trees that are captured with 3-Dimensional medical imaging data of a subject. Image processing iteratively traverses vessel image segments within the imaging data and creates a vessel model defined within a data structure that defines branch segments and bifurcation points... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20140355860 - Radiographic imaging apparatus and control method thereof: A radiographic imaging control method includes combining a plurality of images by applying a first weight to the plurality of images, displaying a composite image, acquired by combining the plurality of images, newly receiving a second weight with respect to the composite image, recombining the plurality of images based on... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140355861 - Retinal encoder for machine vision: A method is disclosed including: receiving raw image data corresponding to a series of raw images; processing the raw image data with an encoder to generate encoded data, where the encoder is characterized by an input/output transformation that substantially mimics the input/output transformation of one or more retinal cells of... Agent: Cornell University

20140355862 - Systems and methods for volumetric tissue scanning microscopy: In accordance with preferred embodiments of the present invention, a method for imaging tissue, for example, includes the steps of mounting the tissue on a computer controlled stage of a microscope, determining volumetric imaging parameters, directing at least two photons into a region of interest, scanning the region of interest... Agent:

20140355863 - Image processing apparatus, method and medical image device: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes an input extraction unit, and a parameter estimation unit. The input extraction unit configured to extract, from time sequence images of medical images obtained by performing a blood perfusion imaging scan on a tissue, a region where a main vessel supplying... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140355864 - Method and apparatus for authentication of a coin or other manufactured item: A method includes: capturing an image of a coin, locating an acquisition area of the image using a landmark of the coin, the acquisition area comprising a feature unique to the coin and generating a digital representation of the acquisition area.... Agent: Monnaie Royale Canadienne/royal Canadian Mint

20140355865 - Image overlay for duplicate image detection: Embodiment for detecting duplicate images include systems for determining that two or more of the images have similar key attributes such as attributes related to certain data in the images or image quality. Further, the embodiments include superimposing at least a portion of a first image of the two or... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation

20140355866 - Method and apparatus for identifying root cause of defect using composite defect map: Provided are a method and apparatus for automatically determining defective equipment by using a sample defect map showing defect distribution in each cell of a defective sample and production history information of each product, wherein the defective sample is a set of products, each being divided into a plurality of... Agent: Samsung Sds Co., Ltd.

20140355867 - System and method for identifying systematic defects in wafer inspection using hierarchical grouping and filtering: A number of wafers of a same semiconductor device are inspected to generate a plurality of candidate defect lists for identifying systematic defects. Each candidate defect list comprises a plurality of candidate defects obtained from inspecting one of the wafers. Each candidate defect is represented by a plurality of defect... Agent:

20140355869 - System and method for preventing aircrafts from colliding with objects on the ground: A safety system for preventing aircraft collisions with objects on the ground is provided herein. The safety system may include gated imaging sensors attached to the aircraft that capture overlapping gated images which are images that allow estimating the range of the imaged objects. The overlap zones are utilized to... Agent: Elbit Systems Ltd.

20140355870 - Systems and methods for generating depth maps using a set of images containing a baseline image: Systems and methods for implementing array cameras configured to perform super-resolution processing to generate higher resolution super-resolved images using a plurality of captured images and lens stack arrays that can be utilized in array cameras are disclosed. An imaging device in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes at... Agent: Pelican Imaging Corporation

20140355868 - Techniques for stereo three dimensional image mapping: An apparatus may include processor to retrieve a stereo three dimensional (S3D) frame of an S3D game, the frame comprising a red-green-blue (RGB) frame and depth frame; and an interest aware disparity mapping component to: generate a depth edge frame from the depth frame; and to generate a depth distribution... Agent:

20140355871 - System and method for structuring a large scale object recognition engine to maximize recognition accuracy and emulate human visual cortex: An object recognition system and method is provided which uses automated algorithmically determined negative training Negative training with respect to a particular object classifier allows for more streamlined and efficient targeted negative training, enabling time and cost savings while simultaneously improving the accuracy of recognition based on the targeted negative... Agent:

20140355872 - Method for determining interpolating direction for color demosaicking: The invention provides a method for determining interpolating direction for color demosaicking. In the method, edge information of each pixel of an image captured by a color filter array is first obtained. Then, a highly horizontal level and a highly vertical level of each pixel are determined. An interpolating direction... Agent: Himax Imaging Limited

20140355874 - Image processing system, image processing device, image processing method, program, and information storage medium: A color information obtaining unit obtains color information of an attention point or an attention area within a target image. A similarity information obtaining unit obtains similarity information related to a level of similarity between color information of an image that is stored in a storage in advance and the... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.

20140355873 - Method and apparatus for detecting repetitive pattern in image: According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of detecting a repetitive pattern. The method includes: clustering a plurality of pixels that form an input image according to color and obtaining one or more color layers composed of pixels included in each cluster; selecting one... Agent: Samsung Sds Co., Ltd.

20140355875 - Method for carrying out a dynamic range compression in traffic photography: The invention relates to a method for carrying out a dynamic range compression in traffic photography for representation having greater detail fidelity in images created in connection with traffic monitoring installations. The problem addressed by the invention is that of finding a possibility for achieving, in the case of digitally... Agent: Jenoptik Robot Gmbh

20140355876 - Image signal processing device and method: A G interpolation method selector and an R/B interpolation method selector decide between a first case, which is not a monotonous increase or a monotonous decrease of pixel signals of three pixels in reference pixel signals used for producing an interpolation pixel signal, and a second case, which is the... Agent: Jvc Kenwood Corporation

20140355878 - Luma-based color matching: Some embodiments provide a computer program for performing a color matching operation. The computer program identifies first and second images. Each image includes several pixels. Each pixel includes a luma component value. Based on analysis of the luma component values of the pixels of the first and second images, the... Agent:

20140355877 - Method and apparatus for processing a gray image: A method and apparatus for processing a gray image, including: calculating a mean value and a standard difference of each edge pixel needing processing in an original gray image, and determining a predefined noise variance of each edge pixel according to the mean value and the standard difference; performing two-dimensional... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140355879 - Computationally efficient scene classification: The disclosure describes novel technology for inferring scenes from images. In one example, the technology includes a system that can determine partition regions from one or more factors that are independent of the image data, for an image depicting a scene; receive image data including pixels forming the image; classify... Agent:

20140355880 - Image retrieval and authentication using enhanced expectation maximization (eem): Technologies are generally presented for employing enhanced expectation maximization (EEM) in image retrieval and authentication. Using uniform distribution as initial condition, the EEM may converge iteratively to a global optimality. If a realization of the uniform distribution is used as the initial condition, the process may also be repeatable. In... Agent:

20140355881 - Evaluating image sharpness: A system may be configured to calculate and use image sharpness results. In some example embodiments, a content-aware image sharpness evaluation scheme is implemented by the system to calculate the degree of sharpness or blur of photographs taken of objects of interest. In certain example embodiments, a calculated sharpness score... Agent:

20140355882 - Image region extraction device, image region extraction method, and image region extraction program: An image region extraction device for extracting a target region on the basis of a designated region with high precision. An image region extraction device (100) extracts a target region from an image on the basis of a designated region and is provided with: a spatial change learning unit (180)... Agent: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

20140355883 - Method and system for recognizing information: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method for recognizing information, a system for recognizing information, and a computer program product for recognizing information. A method for recognizing information is provided. The method includes locating a card zone for each frame within a card image frame sequence comprising a... Agent:

20140355884 - Vector texturing for free-form drawing: Systems and methods for applying a vector texture to free-form drawing, writing, etc., and more particularly, for rendering a vector texture to touch-based, free-form drawing, writing, etc.... Agent: Prime Circa, Inc.

20140355885 - Retrieving apparatus, retrieving method, and computer program product: According to an embodiment, an apparatus includes an acquirer, a divider, an extractor, a calculator, and a retriever. The acquirer is configured to acquire a plurality of first point sequences. The divider is configured to divide each of the plurality of first point sequences into a plurality of second point... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140355886 - Image matching method, image matching device, model template generation method, model template generation device, and program: An image matching method performed by an image matching device, includes acquiring a model image, generating a plurality of variation images by applying to the model image variations that are different from each other, extracting features from each of the plurality of variation images, generating a model template based on... Agent: Omron Corporation

20140355887 - Image analysis device, image analysis method and program: Provided is an image processing device including a corresponding pixel computation unit configured to, with respect to image data containing an image data area and an ignored area, replace a pixel in the ignored area having influence on a spatial analysis process with a pixel having no influence on the... Agent:

20140355888 - Automatic detection of regular patterns of features: Methods for pattern recognition and corresponding systems and computer-readable mediums. A method includes receiving a set of two-dimensional (2D) points. The method includes identifying neighbor points for each of a plurality of points in the set and finding at least one indicated pattern between points in the set. The indicated... Agent: Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.

20140355889 - Tree-model-based stereo matching: Aspects of the present invention include feature point matching systems and methods. In embodiments, a tree model is used to find candidate matching features for query feature points. In embodiments, the tree model may be pre-learned using a set of sample images, or alternatively, the tree model may be constructed... Agent:

20140355890 - Candidate identification by image fingerprinting and model matching: Candidate identification utilizing fingerprint identification is disclosed. The method includes receiving a candidate image comprising a plurality of constituent elements arranged in a content pattern, compensating for rotation variation in the content pattern of the received candidate, analyzing each of the plurality of constituent elements comprising the content pattern of... Agent: Dst Technologies, Inc.

20140355891 - Techniques for improving stereo block matching with the pyramid method: Techniques to determine a search range for a stereo based matching pyramid. A first disparity estimation value for a first level in a stereo based matching pyramid based on an image may be received. A search range for a second level may be determined using the first disparity estimation value.... Agent:

20140355892 - Image processing method and apparatus: An image processing method includes searching for areas matching each other between a plurality of input images, the plurality of input images comprising a reference image and a target image, generating hierarchical image structures formed of a plurality of hierarchical images having different resolutions with respect to the matching areas... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140355894 - Image capture and identification system and process: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20140355893 - Vector processor calculation of local binary patterns: A method (and system) of determining a local binary pattern in an image includes selecting an orientation. For each pixel in the image, the method further includes determining a binary decision for each such pixel relative to one neighboring pixel of the orientation, selecting a new orientation, and repeating the... Agent:

20140355895 - Adaptive motion instability detection in video: m

20140355896 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: According to an embodiment, an image processing apparatus selects as an output image a candidate character component, from which a non-character component is removed, in a gradation having the largest number of pixels when there is a significant difference between the number of character pixels in the gradation having the... Agent:

20140355897 - Adaptive color space transform coding: An encoder system may include an analyzer that analyzes a current image area in an input video to select a transform. A selectable residue transformer, controlled by the analyzer, may perform the selectable transform on a residue image generated from the current image area and a predicted current image area,... Agent:

20140355898 - Method and device for encoding a block of an image and corresponding reconstructing method and device: The invention relates to image block encoding and decoding. More precisely, the invention relates to block prediction using reference blocks of the image. It is proposed a method which comprises using processing means for using at least the block for determining one reference block in an already encoded part of... Agent:

20140355899 - Video enhancement using related content: A method and systems of enhancing a video using a related image are provided. One or more patches are identified in the video, with each patch identifying a region that is present in one of the frames of the video that can be mapped to a similar region in at... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140355901 - Algorithm for minimizing latent sharp image cost function and point spread function cost function with a spatial mask in a regularization term: A method for deblurring a blurry image (18) includes utilizing a spatial mask and a variable splitting technique in the latent sharp image estimation cost function. Additionally or alternatively, the method can include the utilizing a spatial mask and a variable splitting technique in the PSF estimation cost function. The... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140355900 - Degradation restoration system, degradation restoration method and program: For each pixel of an input image, a direction toward which variation in pixel value between the relevant pixel and its peripheral pixels is largest and an amount of the variation in pixel value are computed, where a direction unit vector that indicates the direction toward which the variation is... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140355902 - Image processing method with detail-enhancing filter with adaptive filter core: One or more embodiments of the invention relate to an image processing system and method for filtering with an adaptive filter core size, the method including: an original image is created, an information measure is calculated on the basis of the original image, a filter core size is calculated on... Agent:

20140355903 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: To remove components, such as fog, from a captured image while suppressing a reduction in image quality. An image processing apparatus includes a unit configured to derive parameters for image quality improving processing based on the transmittance of light incident on each pixel of captured image data including a fine... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140355904 - Image processing method for detail enhancement and noise reduction: One or more embodiments of the invention relate to an image processing system and method for detail enhancement and noise reduction, in which the method includes: (a) an original image is created, (b) an information measure is calculated on the basis of the original image, (c) a weighting measure is... Agent:

20140355906 - Image editing apparatus, image editing method, and non-transitory storage medium: A first object cluster is generated by laying out a greatest number of objects along an arraying direction such that the objects do not exceed the length of one side of the imposition area which is set, based on the profile shape of the objects. A greatest number of first... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140355905 - Photo mosaic systems and methods: Systems and methods for creating a photo mosaic are disclosed. The system and methods may generate a photo mosaic from user generated/submitted content. The system has an image collection module, an image processing module, an image placement module, and a display module. The photo mosaics created by the system and... Agent:

20140355907 - Photo and video search: In one embodiment, a set of tags that has been generated by performing computer vision analysis of image content of a visual media item may be obtained, where each tag of the set of tags has a corresponding probability. In addition, a set of information that is independent from the... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.

11/27/2014 > 68 patent applications in 35 patent subcategories.

20140348376 - Forensic verification utilizing forensic markings inside halftones: A forensic verification system (1100) extracts a print signature via a print signature extractor (1110) from an interior of a halftone contained in an image. The system (1100) utilizes a comparator (1120) to compare the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry to determine differences between the... Agent:

20140348375 - Forensic verification utilizing halftone boundaries: A forensic verification system (700) extracts a print signature via print signature extractor 710 from the boundary of a halftone contained in an image. The system (700) compares the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry via comparator 720 to determine differences between the print signature and... Agent:

20140348385 - Computer vision collision avoidance in drilling operations: A system and method for automatically preventing a collision between objects is described. One or more images of a working space may be collected, and a first object may be identified based on the one or more images. Three-dimensional coordinates of the first object may be determined, and a virtual... Agent: Transocean Sedco Forex Ventures Limited

20140348377 - Field of vision capture: A system includes at least one sensor, and a computing device coupled to the at least one sensor. The computing device includes a processor, and a computer-readable storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon. When executed by at least one processor, the computer-executable instructions cause the processor to identifying a... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140348381 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing apparatus includes a detection unit which detects an object which is included in an image; and a determination unit which determines a positional relationship between a detected object and a protective barrier region in a depth direction of the image based on a feature amount relating to... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140348387 - Lesion classification apparatus, and method of modifying lesion classification data: A method of and apparatus for changing lesion classification data, the method including determining whether at least one mass is included in an image of an object, determining whether the at least one mass corresponds to a lesion by using first data including at least one first information, selecting a... Agent: Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

20140348386 - Method and a system for occupancy location: A method for occupancy location includes capturing a spatially coded image of a scene, identifying a region of interest in the image, generating a pixel plausibility index for each image pixel in the region of interest, and classifying pixels as relating to occupancy responsive to the pixel plausibility index.... Agent: Osram Gmbh

20140348378 - Method and apparatus for detecting traffic video information: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for detecting traffic video information. The method includes: acquiring a traffic video stream; determining color features of each frame of image in the traffic video stream; calculating the inter-frame distance between adjacent frames according to the color features; calculating the boundary... Agent: Peking University

20140348380 - Method and appratus for tracking objects: A method for tracking an object in an object tracking apparatus includes receiving an image frame of an image; and detecting a target, a depth analogous obstacle and an appearance analogous obstacle; tracking the target, the depth analogous obstacle and the appearance analogous obstacle; when the detected target overlaps the... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140348388 - Method for verifying a surveying instrument's external orientation: Verifying surveying instrument's external orientation during a measurement process, comprising directing the imaging means onto a reference object and detecting a first photographing direction of the imaging means, taking a first image of the reference object in the first photographing direction, memorizing the first image and the first photographing direction... Agent:

20140348383 - Object detection apparatus: An object detection apparatus for detecting a target object in an input image. The apparatus includes a storage storing, for each of a plurality of part areas forming an area subject to image recognition processing, image recognition dictionaries used to recognize a target object and typed according to variations in... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140348382 - People counting device and people trajectory analysis device: The people counting device includes an image acquisition unit to acquire an image from an imaging device, a head coordinate detection unit to detect a head coordinate of a target person from the image, a foot coordinate estimation unit to estimate a foot coordinate of the target person from the... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140348379 - Position determination of an object by sensing a position pattern by an optical sensor: An apparatus for determining a position of an object relative to a representation of an image to be represented includes a position pattern generator for generating a position pattern subdivided into a plurality of pattern portions, each of the pattern portions having an unambiguous bit pattern of a plurality of... Agent:

20140348384 - System for managing locations of items: This document discloses a solution for maintaining information on locations of consumer products in a location tracking area. Customers are provided with personal electronic devices comprising a camera sensor arranged to capture images of consumer products provided in the location tracking area. The locations of the customers are also tracked... Agent:

20140348390 - Method and apparatus for detecting traffic monitoring video: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for detecting a traffic monitoring video. The method comprises: determining a background reference model; determining a target area image in the traffic monitoring video according to the background reference model; updating the background reference model by using the target area image;... Agent: Beijing Founder Apabi Technology Ltd.

20140348389 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling devices based on a detected gaze: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for controlling devices based on a detected gaze. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for executing computer executable instructions by one or more processors for controlling one or more devices attached to a... Agent:

20140348392 - Method and system for automatically determining the issuing state of a license plate: Methods and systems for automatically determining the issuing state of a license plate. An image of a license plate acquired by an ALPR engine can be processed via one or more OCR engines such that each OCR engine among the OCR engines is tuned to a particular state. Confidence data... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140348391 - Snow classifier context window reduction using class t-scores and mean differences: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for determining, post training, which locations of a classifier window are most significant in discriminating between class and non-class objects. The important locations can be determined by calculating the mean and standard deviation of every pixel location in the classifier context for both the positive... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140348393 - Detecting printing effects: A method for detecting printing defects includes, with a physical computing system, creating a matched reference image from a digital image, colors of said matched reference image being closer matched to a scanned image of said digital image. The method further includes, with said physical computing system, determining a color... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140348395 - Forensic verification from halftone images: A forensic verification system (900) extracts a print signature via a print signature extractor (910) from a captured image of a printed halftone. The system (900) utilizes a comparator (920) to compare the print signature to a reference signature stored in a registry to determine differences between the print signature... Agent:

20140348394 - Photograph digitization through the use of video photography and computer vision technology: Systems, methods, and computer readable storage mediums are provided for photograph digitization through the use of video photography and computer vision technology in accordance with various embodiments. A number of video frames are received. Each video frame includes a respective image of a physical print (or a portion thereof). For... Agent:

20140348396 - Extracting data from semi-structured electronic documents: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that processes data. During operation, the system obtains a first electronic document associated with a user. Next, the system obtains one or more locations of data elements in the first electronic document from the user and uses the one or more locations to extract... Agent: Intuit Inc.

20140348397 - Use of relatively permanent pigmented or vascular skin mark patterns in images for personal identification: Embodiments include methods, devices, software, and systems for identifying a person based on relatively permanent pigmented or vascular skin mark (RPPVSM) patterns in images. Locations of RPPVSMs in different images of people are point matched, and a correspondence probability that the point matched RPPVSMs are from different people is calculated.... Agent:

20140348400 - Computer-readable recording medium storing program for character input: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium storing a program for character input which has an input predicting function for presenting, to a user, a candidate group for a phrase predicted to be input by the user, the program causing a computer to execute: an image recognizing step of recognizing a person... Agent: Omron Corporation

20140348398 - Electronic apparatus and display control method: According to at least one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a detector, a classifier and a display controller. The detector detects face images in images. The classifier classifies, based on the face images, one or more images corresponding to a first face into a first group and one or more... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140348399 - Image processing system and method of improving human face recognition: An image processing method includes following steps; capturing an image including a human face; executing a face detection in a predetermined area of the image; adjusting an exposure value of the predetermined area to an expected value when the face detection does not recognize the human face; executing the face... Agent: Asustek Computer Inc.

20140348403 - Capturing data for individual physiological monitoring: A method for capturing images of an individual to determine wellness for such individual, including establishing baseline physiological data for the individual, and baseline capture condition data for the individual; detecting and identifying the presence of the individual in the image capture environment; providing semantic data associated with the individual;... Agent:

20140348401 - Image processing apparatus, medical imaging device and image processing method: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a scanning protocol creation unit, an image acquisition unit, a post-processing unit, and a storage unit. The scanning protocol creation unit creates a scanning protocol for a particular part of body of an object. The image acquisition unit acquires source image... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140348402 - Techniques for medical image retreival: A technique for searching for an image includes calculating wavelet features of a plurality of images. A keyword included in radiographic interpretation information is extracted for each of the stored images. The calculated wavelet features and the extracted keywords are stored in association with the respective stored images. A newly... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140348406 - Magnetic resonance method and tomography system for acquiring image data sets: In a method and a magnetic resonance tomography system, at least two temporally separate original data sets are acquired with one phase measurement value being acquired for each pixel in each original image data set. An optimization technique for the shared calculation of corrected phase values for the pixels in... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140348405 - Method and system for user interaction in 3-d cephalometric analysis: A method for 3-D cephalometric analysis acquires reconstructed volume image data from a computed tomographic scan of a patient's head. The acquired volume image data simultaneously displays from at least a first 2-D view and a second 2-D view. For an anatomical feature of the head, an operator instruction positions... Agent:

20140348407 - Method of image reconstruction for a filtered back projection in limited angle tomography: The present invention is directed to a limited angle tomography in combination with a filtered back projection using a special filter operator X. The filter operator X used within the present invention makes it possible to perform region of interest reconstructions although delivering high quality reconstruction images as generated by... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140348404 - Semantic navigation and lesion mapping from digital breast tomosynthesis: A method, a system, a computer program and a computer program product, as well as a computer-readable storage medium, enables navigating between different medical images and localizing dedicated positions in the images. The medical images may be digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) images, full-field digital mammography system (FFDM) images and magnetic... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140348408 - Flow diverter detection in medical imaging: A flow diverter is automatically detected from medical imaging data. The appearance of the flow diverter as represented in the data as well as the geometry or shape of the flow diverter is used in the detection. Using scoring for appearance relative to the centerline and cross-section of the centerline,... Agent: Siemens Corporation

20140348409 - Image guided protocol for cell generation: Computerized image guided control method uses image quantification to dynamically monitor and control the cell generation process. The method acquires images during the cell generation steps and uses computer image analysis to automatically quantify the results of the cell generation steps. In one embodiment, the quantified results from the image... Agent: Drvision Technologies LLC

20140348411 - Measurement apparatus, program, and measurement method: There is provided a measurement apparatus including an objective lens, a stage, a setting unit, and a controller. The stage is configured to support a sample vessel in which a plurality of wells each containing a sample are arranged and to define relative positions of the sample vessel and the... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140348410 - Methods for obtaining and analyzing images: Disclosed is a method and a system for obtaining and analyzing image pairs, obtained as sections of specimen. The invention facilitates registration of two corresponding images, one from each section of the specimen. The invention includes performing a registration process of the two images thereby obtaining a mathematical transformation rule... Agent: Visiopharm A/s

20140348412 - Method and system for patient-specific modeling of blood flow: Embodiments include a system for determining cardiovascular information for a patient. The system may include at least one computer system configured to receive patient-specific data regarding a geometry of the patient's heart, and create a three-dimensional model representing at least a portion of the patient's heart based on the patient-specific... Agent:

20140348413 - Method and apparatus for the determination of classification parameters for the classification of bank notes: A method for the determination of classification parameters or adaptation parameters for the classification of bank notes in different classes by means of a bank note processing apparatus includes: sensing measurement data for a plurality of reference bank notes having known properties by means of a sensor device of the... Agent:

20140348414 - Inspection sensitivity evaluation method: An inspection sensitivity evaluation method includes generating a reference design image where plural figure patterns are arranged, based on reference design data, generating plural position shift design images whose positional deviation amounts are mutually different such that positions of the plural figure patterns in the reference design image are uniformly... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.

20140348415 - System and method for identifying defects in welds by processing x-ray images: Disclosed is a system and method for identifying a defect in a weld joint through an X-Ray image. An image capturing module captures the X-Ray image of the weld joint. The X-Ray image comprises dark areas and bright areas. An image processing module executes a gamma correction algorithm on the... Agent: Thinksmart It Solutions Private Limited

20140348418 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: There is provided an image processing apparatus, including a virtual viewpoint interval determination section which determines virtual viewpoint intervals corresponding to an image to be processed based on a parallax corresponding to the image to be processed and an image feature amount for each pixel in the image to be... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140348416 - Stereo image rectification apparatus and method: A stereo image rectification apparatus includes: an input unit, for receiving a first image from a first camera and a second image from a second camera, wherein the first and the second camera are affine cameras; a feature point determination unit, for determining at least one first feature point on... Agent: Himax Media Solutions, Inc.

20140348417 - System and method to capture and process body measurements: The present invention is directed to system and method capture and process body measurement data including one or more body scanners, each body scanner configured to capture a plurality depth images of a user. A backend system, coupled to each body scanner, is configured to receive the plurality of depth... Agent: Fit3d, Inc.

20140348419 - Auto-maintained document classification: Machines, systems and methods for maintaining a representative data set in a document classification system, the method comprising: including an initial set of seed representative data in a representative data set (RDS) implemented for a knowledge base (KB), wherein the KB is trained to classify documents provided to a document... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140348420 - Method and system for automatic selection of one or more image processing algorithm: Disclosed is a method and system for automatic algorithm selection for image processing. The invention discloses the method and system for automatically selecting the correct algorithm(s) for a varying requirement of the image for processing. The selection of algorithm is completely automatic and guided by a plurality of machine learning... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited

20140348421 - Method and device for processing a picture: s

20140348422 - Segregation of handwritten information from typographic information on a document: A system for segregating handwritten information from typographic information on a document may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory stores an electronic document image of a document where the electronic document image includes pixels and each pixel has a characteristic. The processor may receive, via the... Agent: Dst Technologies, Inc.

20140348423 - Image sorting method: An image sorting method includes: inputting a two-dimensional distribution function of a color plane image; sequentially generating a high-frequency subband image from plural resolutions by filtering the color plane image, generating a high-frequency image by sequentially combining the high-frequency subband images from low resolution, preparing a two-dimensional distribution function of... Agent: Nikon Corporation

20140348424 - Segregation of handwritten information from typographic information on a document: A system for segregating handwritten information from typographic information on a document may include a memory, an interface, and a processor. The memory stores an electronic document image of a document where the electronic document image includes pixels and each pixel has a characteristic. The processor may receive, via the... Agent:

20140348427 - Automatic color correction: Methods, systems and computer program products for automatic color correction of image and video content are provided. A computer-implemented method may include generating an auto-level linear transform and a histogram equalization transform of a color distribution histogram for an original image among a set of sequential images. The auto-level linear... Agent:

20140348425 - Delta interpolation for upsampling imaging solution: An apparatus comprising one or more processors configured to process a first image at a first resolution to generate a first solved image at the first resolution, determine a difference between the first solved image and a function of the first image, and generate a second solved image at a... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140348426 - Spectral image processing: A substantially rectangular spectral representation is synthesized, which is adapted to produce either (a) image capture device sensor outputs if applied to an image capture device or (b) color values if applied to corresponding analysis functions. Spectral expansion, which can be used in various image processing methods, is achieved with... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20140348428 - Dynamic range-adjustment apparatuses and methods: A dynamic range-adjustment apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes: an input unit for receiving an original image; an histogram equalization unit, coupled to the input unit, for performing contrast enhancement on the original image to produce a contrast-enhanced image; a factor-determination unit, coupled to the input unit and the histogram... Agent: Himax Media Solutions, Inc.

20140348429 - Occupancy detection: A method for occupancy detection is disclosed. The method may include capturing an image, moving a sliding window over said image, determining features for intensity image and gradient image, generating a strong classifier, detecting shape of object; and determining occupancy.... Agent: Osram Gmbh

20140348430 - Log-image extracting apparatus for high security: An image forming system includes a target-log-image extracting unit and a relevant-log-image extracting unit. The target-log-image extracting unit is configured to extract a log image as a target log image likely to have been generated by use for a specific purpose of an image forming apparatus when text information extracted... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140348431 - Corner detection: The present application provides a method of corner detection and an image processing system for detecting corners in an image. The preferred implementation is in software using enabling and reusable hardware features in the underlying vector processor architecture. The advantage of this combined software and programmable processor datapath hardware is... Agent: Linear Algebra Technologies Limited

20140348432 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus which calculates a feature value of an image. The apparatus comprises first obtaining means for obtaining an image; calculation means for calculating a set of numerical values formed from degrees of contributions of each of a plurality of order, wherein the degree of... Agent:

20140348433 - Image recognition method and device: The invention relates to the field of image processing technology, in particular to an image recognition method and device, for the purpose of solving such a problem in the prior art that lower recognition accuracy is resulted from loss of key information (except a contour drawing) in the image due... Agent: Ningbo Huayi Jiye Information Technology Co., Ltd

20140348434 - Accelerated object detection filter using a video motion estimation module: Systems, apparatus and methods are described related to accelerated object detection filter using a video estimation module.... Agent:

20140348435 - Image processor: In a high-speed mode, a software processing unit notifies a hardware processing unit of settings information about output pictures before the hardware processing unit starts to encode an input picture, and the hardware processing unit performs continuous encoding for the output pictures, based on the settings information notified of by... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20140348437 - Data storage control apparatus, data storage apparatus, data readout control apparatus, data storage method, compression circuit, and compression method: A data storage control apparatus includes a compression part that performs lossless compression for reducing a data amount on image data that is in units of blocks, a determination element for determining whether lossless compression is possible or not, and a storage control part that performs storage control for, if... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20140348436 - Operation method of image codec circuit, method of encoding image data and method of decoding image data: The inventive concept relates to an encoding method of encoding image data of a frame including a plurality of image blocks. The encoding method includes selecting a first image block as the main image block of a first window, selecting a first window having to perform a plurality of loop... Agent:

20140348438 - System and method having transparent composite model for transform coefficients: To better handle the flat tail phenomenon commonly seen in transform coefficients such as DCT coefficients, a system and method having a model dubbed a transparent composite model (TCM) are described. Given a sequence of transform coefficients, a TCM first separates the tail of the sequence from the main body... Agent: En-hui Yang

20140348439 - System and method for compressing images and video: A system and method for image and video compression using compressive sensing is provided. An embodiment method for compressing an image having a plurality of image blocks includes selecting an image block from the plurality of image blocks to compress, computing a sum of sinusoidal signals at different frequencies and... Agent:

20140348440 - Automatic determination of regularization factor for iterative image reconstruction with regularization and/or image de-noising: A processing component (122) processes images based on an iterative reconstruction algorithm with regularization and/or de-noising algorithm. The processing component includes a set point determiner (224) that determines a quality set point (216) between predetermined lower and upper quality bounds (226) based on a quality variable (228) indicative of an... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140348441 - Algorithm for minimizing latent sharp image cost function and point spread function with a spatial mask in a fidelity term: A method for deblurring a blurry image (18) includes utilizing a spatial mask and a variable splitting technique in the latent sharp image estimation cost function. Additionally or alternatively, the method can include the utilizing a spatial mask and a variable splitting technique in the PSF estimation cost function. The... Agent:

20140348442 - Imaging or communications system utilizing multisample apodization and method: Methods, systems and system components for optimizing contrast resolution of an imaging or sensing system utilizing multiple channels of broadband data associated with an array of transducers. Channels of data are filtered by passing the channels of data through finite impulse response (FIR) filters on each channel. The filters each... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

11/20/2014 > 64 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.

20140341428 - Apparatus and method for recognizing human body in hybrid manner: An apparatus and a method for recognizing a human body in a hybrid manner are provided. The method includes calculating body information used for recognizing a human body from an input image, detecting a region of the human body in a learning-based human body recognition manner by using the calculated... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140341429 - Combining multi-sensory inputs for digital animation: Animating digital characters based on motion captured performances, including: receiving sensory data collected using a variety of collection techniques including optical video, electro-oculography, and at least one of optical, infrared, and inertial motion capture; and managing and combining the collected sensory data to aid cleaning, tracking, labeling, and re-targeting processes.... Agent: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

20140341426 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and medical imaging device: An image processing apparatus includes a storage unit, a slice image generating unit, a region extracting unit and a tubular structure extracting unit. The storage unit stores a volume image of a three-dimensional region of a subject. The slice image generating unit generates a plurality of slice images corresponding to... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140341430 - Method and device for detecting face, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium for executing the method: In the present disclosure, a plurality of frames of input images sequentially received for a predetermined time interval is obtained, and a face detecting operation is performed on a first frame if a full detecting mode is implemented. If a face is detected from a specific region of the first... Agent:

20140341421 - Method for detecting persons using 1d depths and 2d texture: A method detects an object in a scene by first determining an active set of window positions from depth data. Specifically, the object can be a person. The depth data are acquired by a depth sensor. For each window position perform the following steps. Assign a window size based on... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20140341433 - Method for finding paths in video: A system for detecting behavior of a target may include: a target detection engine, adapted to detect at least one target from one or more objects from a video surveillance system recording a scene; a path builder, adapted to create at least one mature path model from analysis of the... Agent:

20140341423 - Method for tracking and forecasting marine ice bodies: A near-real-time tracking and integrated forecasting of marine ice bodies observable on satellite imagery.... Agent: Conocophillips Company

20140341432 - Object recognition device and vehicle controller: An object recognition device includes a sensor (2) that detects a preceding vehicle (V) and a stationary object (O) on a road, a first locus calculating unit (11) that calculates a relative movement locus (Tv) of the preceding vehicle (V) to a vehicle (1) on the basis of a history... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140341431 - Passable security inspection system for person: The present invention discloses a through-type of millimetre wave person body security inspection system, wherein a person to be inspected passes through an inspect passage therein for performing a security inspection. The through-type of millimetre wave person body security inspection system provided in accordance with the present invention can make... Agent:

20140341425 - Providing visual effects for images: Implementations relate to providing visual effects for images. In some implementations, a method includes detecting one or more objects in an image. The method identifies one or more important objects of the objects, where the important objects are determined to have an importance measurement satisfying a predetermined threshold indicating their... Agent: Google Inc.

20140341427 - Surveillance camera system and surveillance camera control apparatus: A surveillance system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire motion information of an object detected from an image captured by an image capturing unit, an association unit configured to associate a recognition processing result of the object with the motion information, and a determination unit configured to determine, from... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140341422 - Systems and methods for facial property identification: Systems and methods are provided for facial property identification. For example, an image sample is acquired; a first effective area image of a face is acquired in the image sample; first textural features of the first effective area image are extracted: and the first textural features of the first effective... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140341424 - Tool tracking during surgical procedures: A system and method for tracking a surgical implement in a patient can have an imaging system configured to obtain sequential images of the patient, and an image recognition system coupled to the imaging system and configured to identify the surgical implement in individual images. The image recognition system can... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20140341435 - Displacement detecting apparatus for railroad rails: A displacement detecting apparatus is provided with a self-position detector for detecting a position and an orientation of the apparatus relative to a preset reference position and a preset reference orientation. Displacement of a rail at an upper surface reference point and a side surface reference point relative to a... Agent:

20140341434 - Dymanic fusion method and device of images: A dynamic fusion method of images includes: receiving broadcast information from surrounding vehicles of a host vehicle; determining whether at least one of the surrounding vehicles travels in the same lane as the host vehicle to become a neighboring vehicle of the host vehicle according to the broadcast information; determining... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140341436 - Classifying materials using texture: An unknown material is classified using texture. A database of predetermined images is accessed, each of a known material and each captured at a magnification factor that is relatively high. A query image of the unknown material is received. The query image is captured at a second magnification factor that... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140341437 - 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. The image inspection apparatus includes processing circuitry that obtains data of an output-target image used by an image forming apparatus to conduct an image forming operation, generates read data from the data of the output-target image, and... Agent:

20140341438 - Systems and methods for detecting tape on a document: Systems and methods for detecting tape on a document are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes capturing a first image of a document. The first image is captured while at least a portion of the document is subjected to a first electromagnetic radiation. The method includes capturing a second... Agent:

20140341439 - Identification of people using multiple skeleton recording devices: Method(s) and system(s) for identification of an unknown person are disclosed. The method includes receiving skeleton data comprises data of multiple skeleton joints of the unknown person from skeleton recording devices. The method further includes extracting G gait feature vectors from the skeleton data. Further, the method includes classifying each... Agent: Tata Consultancy Services Limited

20140341440 - Identity caddy: a tool for real-time determination of identity in the mobile environment: Identity caddy for real-time determination of identity in the mobile environment. The identity caddy offers a means for expanding protection beyond what a password can provide by establishing actual identity through biometric features and behavior characteristics. Furthermore, identity is established from multiple sources (including biometrics as well as locational and... Agent:

20140341441 - Wearable device user authentication: In embodiments, a wearable device includes an imager that captures eye feature images of one or both eyes of a user of the wearable device, such as while the user is wearing the wearable device. The user can then be authenticated based on a comparison of the eye feature images... Agent:

20140341442 - Image masks for face-related selection and processing in images: In some implementations, a method includes identifying one or more face regions of an image, the face regions including pixels that depict at least a portion of one or more faces of persons. The face regions are identified based on identifying facial landmarks of the faces. The method determines an... Agent:

20140341443 - Joint modeling for facial recognition: This disclosure describes a system for jointly modeling images for use in performing facial recognition. A facial recognition system may jointly model a first image and a second image using a face prior to generate a joint distribution. Conditional joint probabilities are determined based on the joint distribution. A log... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140341445 - System and method for identity authentication based on face recognition, and computer storage medium: The present disclosure relates to a method for identity authentication based on face recognition. The method comprises: initiating an interaction authentication request, which includes requested interaction tracks, and sending the interaction authentication request to an authentication client; receiving face interaction information sent by the authentication client; extracting face action tracks... Agent:

20140341444 - Systems and methods for user login: Systems and methods are provided for user login. For example, a login request from a first user is received, the login request being associated with fast login based on at least information associated with facial authentication; one or more first facial images of the first user are acquired; one or... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140341448 - Divergent sensing device and method of manufacturing the same: In a sensing device, sensing circuit cells are formed on a lower structure, an upper structure is disposed on the lower structure along a vertical direction, and divergent traces are formed in the upper structure and electrically connected to the sensing circuit cells, respectively. Each divergent trace comprises at least... Agent:

20140341447 - Portable device including a fingerprint scanner and method of controlling therefor: A method of controlling a portable device according to one embodiment of the present specification may be able to selectively activate the functions of a multifunctional control button. The method of controlling the portable device may include the steps of sensing a first control input for a control button configured... Agent:

20140341446 - Utilizing a touch screen as a biometric device: A method, system or computer usable program product for authenticating a fingerprint by aggregating samples on a digital touch screen including capturing multiple data samples of a finger swipe across the touch screen, wherein the touch screen is used both for fingerprint recognition and manipulation of a user interface; utilizing... Agent:

20140341449 - Computer system and method for atlas-based consensual and consistent contouring of medical images: A system and method are disclosed to provide a solution to automatically generate consensual and consistent segmentation results to reduce the effects of inter- and intra-observer variability in contouring medical images, respectively. The invention may be used by multiple users with access to an internal or external network or via... Agent:

20140341450 - Encoding high quality (medical) images using standard lower quality (web) image formats: A system for encoding web accessible high quality medical images (5) includes one or more processors (45) and one or more servers (14). The one or more processors a reprogrammed to divide (54) the high quality medical image into multiple 8 bit files (12) by bit location in each pixel... Agent:

20140341451 - Method and apparatus for automated placement of scanned laser capsulorhexis incisions: Systems and methods are described for cataract intervention. In one embodiment a system comprises a laser source configured to produce a treatment beam comprising a plurality of laser pulses; an integrated optical system comprising an imaging assembly operatively coupled to a treatment laser delivery assembly such that they share at... Agent:

20140341452 - System and method for efficient assessment of lesion development: In a method for calculating and displaying a summary of changes in image-derived measurements of one or more properties of one or more regions of interest whereby a representation is presented to a user indicating a change in the property of at least one of the regions-of-interest, with an indication... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20140341457 - Composite image generation and interactive display technology: Image processing, creation and analysis techniques include using computer technology to identify a plurality of structures of interest in an image, such as spinal discs in a medical diagnostic image. Such techniques can also be used to improve image creation through the use of localizers which can help identify portions... Agent: Absist LLC

20140341455 - Determining petrophysical properties using sodium nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) logs: The presence of hydrocarbons in a subsurface formation fluid may be inferred from a determined salt concentration. A sodium nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurement of a subsurface formation is obtained and a salt concentration of the fluid in the subsurface formation is determined from the sodium NMR measurement. Various operations... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140341456 - Fully automated localization of electroencephalography (eeg) electrodes: A method for fully automated localization and channel identification of electroencephalography (EEG) electrodes. The electrode locations are automatically identified from three dimensional images stored in an electronic format, wherein the images may be derived from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that render the electrodes visible and object shapes and properties are... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140341454 - Method and system for the three-dimensional reconstruction of structures: A system and method for the 3D reconstruction of a structure, the method comprising: obtaining at least two calibrated 2D bi-planar images of the structure, associating with each pixel each of the images a textural vector characterizing the distribution of the gradient texture and orientation in a window centered around... Agent:

20140341458 - Methods and systems for defining a voi in an ultrasound imaging space: An ultrasound imaging system provides for defining a VOI in an ultrasound imaging space. The system defines an initial frame of the VOI in the ultrasound imaging space, receives a selection of at least one reference point at an arbitrary location in the ultrasound imaging space, creates at least one... Agent: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140341459 - Methods, systems and computer program products for diagnosing conditions using unique codes generated from a multidimensional image of a sample: Methods of providing a diagnosis using a digital code associated with an image are provided including collecting a multidimensional image, the multidimensional image having at least two dimensions; extracting a two dimensional subset of the multidimensional image; reducing the multidimensional image to a first code that is unique to the... Agent:

20140341453 - Myocardial blood flow quantitation with dynamic spect or spect/ct imaging: A quantitative Single Photon Computed Emission Tomography (SPECT) reconstruction system for myocardial blood flow quantitation with SPECT or Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) dynamic imaging. The present invention solves the problems of physical interference and patient motions in dynamic SPECT imaging to enable the quantitative ability for myocardial... Agent:

20140341460 - Method for controlling the deposition of elementary semifinished products in a process for building tyres for vehicle wheels: A method and apparatus for controlling the deposition of elementary semifinished products in a process for building tyres for vehicle wheels includes: driving in rotation, around a rotation axis, at a rotation speed between about π/8 raft and about 6 π rad/s, a tyre being processed which tyre has a... Agent:

20140341461 - Image processing apparatus, distortion-corrected map creation apparatus, and semiconductor measurement apparatus: Image processing apparatus includes: interpolation process image acquisition means for acquiring an interpolation process image of prescribed size which includes an interpolation point of an inputted image; Fourier transform means for subjecting the interpolation process image which is acquired with the interpolation process image acquisition means to Fourier transform; phase... Agent: Hitachi, High-technologies Corporation

20140341462 - Machine learning method and apparatus for inspecting reticles: Apparatus and methods for inspecting a photolithographic reticle are disclosed. A reticle inspection tool is used at one or more operating modes to obtain images of a plurality of training regions of a reticle, and the training regions are identified as defect-free. Three or more basis training images are derived... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140341463 - Method for reconstructing 3d lines from 2d lines in an image: A method for reconstructing—three-dimensional (3D) lines in a 3D world coordinate system from two-dimensional (2D) lines in a single image of scene detects and clusters the 2D lines using vanishing points. A constraint graph of vertices and edges is generated, wherein the vertices represent the 2D lines, and the edges... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

20140341464 - Shadow detection method and device: Disclosed are a shadow detection method and device. The method includes a step of obtaining a depth/disparity map and color/grayscale image from a two-lens camera or stereo camera; a step of detecting and acquiring plural foreground points; a step of projecting the acquired plural foreground points into a 3-dimensional coordinate... Agent:

20140341465 - Real-time pose estimation system using inertial and feature measurements: A hybrid estimator system using visual and inertial sensors for real-time pose tracking on devices with limited processing power using at least one processor, a memory, a storage and communications through a protocol and one or more than one software module for a hybrid estimator, real-time algorithm selection to process... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140341466 - Noise estimation for images: Implementations relate to estimating noise in images. In some implementations, a method includes extracting a plurality of sample blocks of pixels from a received image, where each sample block includes a subset of pixels of the image. One or more of the sample blocks are examined for texture content based... Agent:

20140341467 - Method for brightness equalization of various images: The present invention provides a method for brightness equalization of a plurality of images to equalize brightness when composing, into a single image, a plurality of images acquired from a plurality of cameras.... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20140341468 - Methods and apparatus for tone mapping high dynamic range images: Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable storage media for tone mapping High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. An input HDR image is separated into luminance and color. Luminance is processed to obtain a base layer and a detail layer. The base layer is compressed according to a non-linear remapping function to reduce the... Agent:

20140341469 - Image processing method, image processor, imager, and computer program: A method of image processing is offered which can control the degree of application of histogram equalization. The method involves: creating a brightness histogram indicating the frequency values of brightness levels of image data having brightness information (S12); obtaining a parameter value (S14); raising the frequency values of the brightness... Agent: Jeol Ltd.

20140341470 - Method for minimizing scintillation in dynamic images: A method for reducing scintillation in an image of a scene includes receiving an input sequence of images of the scene and grouping a first plurality of images of the sequence of images into a first subset of images comprising a first number of images that occur in sequence within... Agent: Drs Rsta, Inc.

20140341471 - Medical image processing device, medical image processing method, program: Provided is a medical image processing device capable of notifying the diagnosis personnel that a segmentation error has occurred or may have occurred during tissue segmentation processing. This medical image processing device (1) specifies a gray matter image of a subject (S31), smoothes the gray matter image (S32), and, in... Agent:

20140341473 - Apparatus and method for enhancing user recognition: Disclosed is an apparatus for enhancing user recognition. The apparatus for enhancing user recognition comprises: a storage unit for storing content; a display unit for displaying the stored content; a scan path detection unit for detecting a scan path of a user on the content; an eye feature extraction unit... Agent:

20140341472 - Person detection device and person detection method: The purpose of the invention is to increase accuracy in detecting a person on the basis of the size of an object detection region in an omni-directional image. A height-and-width switching section for switching between the height and the width of the object detection region on the basis of the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140341474 - Motion stabilization and detection of articulated objects: The techniques and systems described herein are directed to isolating part-centric motion in a visual scene and stabilizing (e.g., removing) motion in the visual scene that is associated with camera-centric motion and/or object-centric motion. By removing the motion that is associated with the camera-centric motion and/or the object-centric motion, the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140341475 - Image matching: A method performed by a system. The method includes comparing at least one query image received from a mobile device with a plurality of planes stored in a memory, matching the query image with at least one of the plurality of planes, and determining a location based on the matching... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140341476 - Associating classifications with images: One or more devices may receive multiple images; determine one or more classifications for each of the multiple images; generate a confidence score for each classification of the one or more classifications for each of the multiple images. The confidence score may include a value between two numbers and may... Agent: Google Inc.

20140341477 - Method and system for compressing a data array with projections: A projective compression scheme for an n-dimensional data array makes use of at least n+1 compression maps in order to maximize the ability to resolve ambiguities. The invention also relates to hardware implementations of the projective compression scheme, and in particular to front end circuits that allow for a compressive... Agent:

20140341478 - Encoding method, decoding method, encoding apparatus, and decoding apparatus: An image encoding method including: a constraint information generating step of generating tile constraint information indicating whether or not there is a constraint in filtering on boundaries between adjacent tiles among a plurality of tiles obtained by dividing a picture, and storing the tile constraint information into a sequence parameter... Agent:

20140341479 - System, device, method, and program for setting correction information at an image capturing device: An information processing system is disclosed. The system includes a first information processing device; and a second information processing device, the first information processing device transmitting data to the second information processing device in response to a request from the second information processing device. The first information processing device includes... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140341480 - Image noise removing apparatus and image noise removing method: An image noise removing apparatus which removes, after removal of noise from a first image, noise included in a second image includes: a spatial noise removing unit executing an operation for removing the noise included in the second image using a pixel value included in the second image, thereby generating... Agent:

20140341481 - Methods and apparatus for image processing and analysis: Methods and apparatus to providing image fusion using a number of image processing approaches. In one embodiment, a single image is processed and image fusion is performed. In exemplary embodiments of the invention, image enhancement, denoising, edge detection, etc., can be provided.... Agent:

20140341482 - Generating compositions: Implementations generally relate to generating compositional media content. In some implementations, a method includes receiving a plurality of photos from a user, and determining one or more composition types from the photos. The method also includes generating compositions from the selected photos based on the one or more determined composition... Agent: Google Inc.

20140341483 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image processing unit which performs image processing on each of a plurality of images of a same subject having different resolutions, and an image combining unit which combines an image processing result of each of the plurality of images obtained by... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140341484 - Systems and methods for producing visual representations of objects: A system for producing a visual representation of an object includes a structure for at least partially circumscribing the object, a plurality of still cameras mounted in fixed relation to each other, and at least one computer processor. The one or more computer processors trigger the plurality of still cameras... Agent:

11/13/2014 > 84 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.

20140334663 - Encoding in two chrominance directions: The present disclosure relates generally signal processing. One claim recites an apparatus comprising: memory for storing a color video signal comprising first data and second data; and a processor. The processor is programmed for: modifying first color information and second color information of the first data by encoding a signal... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20140334664 - Method and system for identifying content: Disclosed is a method for identifying content, preferably media content for publishing including the steps of a) Providing a content element for a user, b) Marking the content element with a global mark, c) Marking the content element with a local mark, d) Presenting the marked content element, e) Detecting... Agent: Nec Europe Ltd.

20140334665 - System and method for creating an animation from a plurality of latent images encoded into a visible image: A computer-implemented method is provided for creating an animation from a plurality of latent images encoded into a visible image, where the encoded visible image is visually similar to the visible image when viewed with a naked eye. The method includes generating, via a processor, a first latent image having... Agent:

20140334667 - Aerial image segmentation for refineries: A system receives a two-dimensional digital image of an aerial industrial plant area. Based on requirements of image processing, the image is zoomed in to different sub-images, that are referred to as first images. The system identifies circular tanks, vegetation areas, process areas, and buildings in the first image. The... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140334675 - Apparatus and method for extracting movement path of mutual geometric relationship fixed camera group: Provided is an apparatus and method for extracting a movement path, the movement path extracting apparatus including an image receiver to receive an image from a camera group in which a mutual positional relationship among cameras is fixed, a geographic coordinates receiver to receive geographic coordinates of a moving object... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140334666 - Calibration free, motion tolerant eye-gaze direction detector with contextually aware computer interaction and communication methods: Eye tracking systems and methods include such exemplary features as a display device, at least one image capture device and a processing device. The display device displays a user interface including one or more interface elements to a user. The at least one image capture device detects a user's gaze... Agent: Dynavox Systems LLC

20140334673 - Commodity recognition apparatus and method for recognizing commodity by the same: A commodity recognition apparatus, which recognizes, from an image captured by an image capturing section and stored in a storage section, a commodity imaged in the image, identifies, for each image captured by the image capturing section, an image capturing condition of light source for the image. The commodity recognition... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20140334680 - Image processing apparatus: Image processing apparatus 110 for applying a mask to an object, comprising an input 120 for obtaining an image 122, a processor 130 for (i) detecting the object in the image, and (ii) applying the mask to the object in the image for obtaining an output image 60, and the... Agent:

20140334681 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: Provided is a an image processing apparatus including a candidate detection unit configured to detect each of candidate images serving as candidates for a main subject for a plurality of frames of image data, and a main subject determination unit configured to obtain a degree of stable presence of the... Agent:

20140334683 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium: Provided is an image processing apparatus including a distance information acquisition unit that acquires distance information on a distance up to an object imaged by an image sensor, a pixel value information acquisition unit that acquires pixel value information of an image corresponding to the object, and a tracking unit... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140334679 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program: An information processing apparatus that executes processing for creating an environmental map includes a camera that photographs an image, a self-position detecting unit that detects a position and a posture of the camera on the basis of the image, an image-recognition processing unit that detects an object from the image,... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140334669 - Location information determined from depth camera data: The subject disclosure is directed towards obtaining relatively precise location data with respect to a mapped space, based upon depth camera coordinates, for tracking a user or other object within the space. Also described are usage scenarios and user experiences that are based upon the current location data.... Agent:

20140334672 - Method for detecting pedestrians based on far infrared ray camera at night: The present invention relates to a method for detecting a pedestrian based on a far infrared ray (IR) camera at night, which provides a method of receiving a thermal image of a pedestrian from a far IR camera, setting a candidate using a DoG filter having a robust characteristic against... Agent: Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd.

20140334674 - Method of detecting data relating to thermal energy radiated in a scene using the infrared radiation image processing: A method of detecting data relating to thermal energy radiated in a scene uses infrared radiation image processing. A sequential plurality of infrared radiation images of the scene are received that consist of at least two sequential series of images simultaneously detected from respective different points of sight (TC1, TC2),... Agent:

20140334682 - Monitoring device using selective attention model and method for monitoring same: A monitoring device is provided, which includes an inputter configured to receive an input of a plurality of images captured at separate positions and a plurality of sound sources heard at separate positions, a saliency map generator configured to generate a plurality of mono saliency maps for the plurality of... Agent: Industry-university Cooperation Foundation Sogang University

20140334676 - Monitoring method and camera: A method of monitoring a scene by a camera (7) comprises marking a part (14) of the scene with light having a predefined spectral content and a spatial verification pattern. An analysis image is captured of the scene by a sensor sensitive to the predefined spectral content. The analysis image... Agent: Axis Ab

20140334677 - Multi-computer vision recognition system for level crossing obstacle: A multi-computer vision recognition system for a level crossing obstacle is disclosed, comprising vision image systems, a position determination system, an obstacle determination resolution system and a power unit, where vision image systems which may operate all day long operate simultaneously, information of the single vision image systems is each... Agent: China Engineering Consultants, Inc.

20140334671 - Object recognition apparatus and method: An object recognition apparatus and method are disclosed. The object recognition apparatus includes: a skin color DB storing skin color information; a pattern light generator that irradiates a pattern light onto an object, which is a part of a human body; an image acquisition unit that receives the pattern light... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140334678 - System and derivation method: A system according to one embodiment includes a memory, an aneurysm identification device, a distortion-degree evaluation device, and a rupture risk derivation device. The memory stores medical image data. The aneurysm identification device identifies an aneurysm in the medical image data. The distortion-degree evaluation device quantitatively evaluates a distortion degree... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140334668 - System and method for visual motion based object segmentation and tracking: The PMP Growth algorithm described herein provides for image tracking, segmentation and processing in environments where the camera system moves around a great deal, i.e., causing image jumps from one image frame to the next. It also is operative in systems where the objects themselves are making quick movements that... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20140334670 - Three-dimensional object modelling fitting & tracking: Described herein is a method and system for marker-less three-dimensional modelling, fitting and tracking of a skeletal representation of an object in a three-dimensional point cloud. In particular, it concerns the tracking of a human user skeletal representation with respect to time. The method comprises inputting a three-dimensional point cloud... Agent:

20140334684 - System and method for neighborhood-scale vehicle monitoring: A system and method may include a station to identify a vehicle and to determine a characterizing feature of the vehicle. An imager that is located remotely from the station is configured to acquire an image of the vehicle that includes the characterizing feature. A processor is configured to detect... Agent:

20140334688 - Image processor: An image processor includes an LSRAM accessible with a higher speed than a frame memory and configured to hold a second image in a predetermined range of a first image, an image production unit configured to read an image in a predetermined range of the second image from the LSRAM... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20140334687 - Medical image analysis apparatus, method and medical imaging device: A medical image analysis apparatus according to an embodiment includes an area motion analysis section and an object motion analysis section. The area motion analysis section configured to carry out a motion analysis on an area including an adjacent tissue of an object in a dynamic image to obtain the... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140334686 - Misregistration correction: A method of misregistration correction in a line scanning imaging system includes: generating a model of scan motion over a focal plane of the imaging system, using a coupled system of scan equations with constant coefficients; estimating programmed motion positions across a plurality of detector junction overlap regions via a... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140334685 - Motion estimation system utilizing point cloud registration: A system and method of estimation motion of a machine is disclosed. The method may include determining a first point cloud and a second point cloud corresponding to an environment in a vicinity of the machine. The method may further include generating a first extended gaussian image (EGI) for the... Agent:

20140334689 - Infrastructure assessment via imaging sources: Embodiments relate to assessing a road by acquiring, by a computing device comprising a processor, one or more images of at least a segment of a surface of the road, analyzing, by the computing device, the one or more images to determine a quality associated with the road, predicting, by... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140334690 - Method for examining samples of unconsolidated porous media: A sample of an unconsolidated porous medium is frozen and at subzero temperature is placed into contact with a frozen solution of an X-ray contrast agent. Upon the end of saturation of the sample, X-ray computed microtomography of the sample is conducted at subzero temperatures and by means of analyzing... Agent:

20140334692 - Device and method for detecting a plant against a background: A device for detecting a plant against a background includes a provider for providing a plurality of different photographs of the plant leaf against the background, the photographs differing in that image points of the different photographs relating to the same location of the plant leaf are illuminated with different... Agent:

20140334691 - Method and system for providing cooking information about food: Provided are a method and system for providing cooking information about food. The method includes receiving, from a camera, an ingredients image of at least one ingredient on a plate; determining the at least one ingredient based on the ingredients image; determining a food recommendation list related to the at... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140334693 - System and method for authenticating a photograph: A novel method and a supporting system for authenticating a photograph are provided. The method for authenticating a photograph generally comprising steps for authenticating a photograph with a certifying server, typically including downloading a picture-taking software, taking at least two digital photographs of a user, comparing the at least two... Agent:

20140334694 - Method for determining eye location on a frontal face digital image to validate the frontal face and determine points of reference: A method is described for determining eye location on a frontal face digital image in order to validate the frontal face as such and determine points of reference. The method consists of the following steps: obtain a frontal face digital image that is W pixels wide and H pixels high... Agent:

20140334695 - System and method for identifying an individual: The present invention provides a system for identifying an individual provided with a portable communication device. In a system for identifying an individual using a portable communication device with a display, the display is a sensor-incorporated display, the sensor-incorporated display reads the biological information of a user, and, based on... Agent:

20140334696 - Cloud-based method and system for digital pathology: A digital pathology imaging method may comprise receiving a plurality of image sections on a cloud server, the plurality of image sections being a result of splitting an initial digital image; stitching the plurality of image sections on the cloud server into a reconstituted digital image; and providing access to... Agent: Optra Systems Inc.

20140334697 - Device for obtaining a vital sign of a subject: A device for obtaining a vital sign of a subject despite motion of the subject, in particular for discriminating a vital sign such as a respiratory information signal from noise in a projection based vital signs registration, comprises an interface that receives a set of image frames of a subject.... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140334699 - Diagnostic image change highlighter: Systems and methods are disclosed which enable more accurate examination of industrial diagnostic images, for example x-ray, ultrasound and terahertz camera images. The systems and methods highlight anomalies that have changed between the collection times of two or more diagnostic images, and can also provide objective scoring of the degree... Agent:

20140334698 - Medical image processing device: A medical image processing device includes an input section to which a biological mucous membrane image obtained by picking up an image of a biological mucous membrane is inputted, a region extracting section that extracts a mucous membrane microstructure region corresponding to a mucous membrane microstructure from the inputted biological... Agent: Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

20140334700 - Methods and apparatus for scatter correction for cbct system and cone-beam image reconstruction: Embodiments of methods and/or apparatus for 3-D volume image reconstruction of a subject, executed at least in part on a computer for use with a digital radiographic apparatus, can obtain image data for 2-D projection images over a range of scan angles. For each of the plurality of projection images,... Agent:

20140334708 - Image processing apparatus and x-ray ct apparatus: An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a generator, a selector, a first detector, and a second detector. The generator generates a group of frames corresponding to reconstructed images that correspond to a plurality of heartbeat phases of a heart. The selector specifies a corresponding frame that corresponds... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140334701 - Method and apparatus for convergence guaranteed image reconstruction: A convergence guaranteed image reconstruction method and apparatus that may compute an initial reconstruction image based on a plurality of sinograms, generate a patch-based low rank regularization image based on the initial reconstruction image, and generate a desired reconstruction image by updating the initial reconstruction image based on the patch-based... Agent: Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

20140334707 - Method and apparatus for image-based eye tracking for retinal diagnostic or surgery device: c

20140334704 - Method and system for analyzing optical coherence tomography (oct) results using color reflectivity discretization analysis: A method of analyzing an OCT image. An OCT image has many differently colored dots. The system detects the number of differently colored dots, quantifies them and performs statistical analyses to determine a likelihood of disease. The different colored dots correspond to different retina cell types and structures.... Agent:

20140334705 - Motion-tracking x-ray ct image processing method and motion-tracking x-ray ct image processing device: An x-ray CT image processing method which carries out a statistical estimate in prior knowledge relating to the movement and the x-ray absorption coefficient of a measurement subject comprises: a step of hypothesizing that the measurement subject changes smoothly over time, and defining a first probability model (prior knowledge of... Agent:

20140334703 - Segmentation and identification of layered structures in images: Disclosed herein are systems and method for segmentation and identification of structured features in images. According to an aspect, a method may include representing an image as a graph of nodes connected together by edges. For example, the image may be an ocular image showing layered structures or other features... Agent:

20140334702 - Systems and methods for motion correction in positron emission tomography imaging: Systems and methods for compensating motion artifacts in positron emission tomography (“PET”) imaging based on medical images acquired with a medical imaging system are provided. In some embodiments, the method includes acquiring PET data from a subject with a PET system during which at least a portion of the subject... Agent:

20140334706 - Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and contour extraction method: An ultrasound diagnostic device includes: a contour extraction unit extracting a first contour image from ultrasound images obtained from spatially-successive examination positions and each including an image of an organ, a contour image indicating a contour of the organ and extracted from the organ image; a specification unit receiving, from... Agent:

20140334709 - 3d-2d image registration for medical imaging: A method of 3D-2D registration for medical imaging includes the following steps: providing a first input interface for acquiring a three-dimensional image; providing a second input interface for acquiring a fixed two-dimensional image using an imaging system that includes a source and a detector and that has an unknown source-detector... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University

20140334710 - Particle image velocimetry suitable for x-ray projection imaging: A 2D or 3D velocity field is reconstructed from cross-correlation analysis of image pairs of a sample, without first reconstructing images of the sample spatial structure. The method can be implemented via computer tomographic X-ray particle image velocimetry, using multiple projection angles, with phase contrast images forming dynamic speckle patterns.... Agent: Monash University

20140334711 - Image processing: A system for processing an image comprises a region detector (1). The region detector comprises an artifact detector (7) for detecting a region comprising an artifact in the image. The system comprises a parameter determining unit (2) for determining a parameter, based on a portion of the image excluding the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v. A Corporation

20140334712 - Method and apparatus for determining hemoglobin based parameters in an unlysed blood sample: A method and apparatus for determining hemoglobin concentration is provided. A method aspect includes the steps of: a) depositing an unlysed, substantially undiluted blood sample into an analysis chamber adapted to quiescently hold the sample for analysis; b) imaging the sample in a region of the analysis chamber where the... Agent: Abbott Point Of Care, Inc.

20140334714 - Collision detection system, robotic system, collision detection method and program: A collision detection system includes a processing section, a drawing section, and a depth buffer. Depth information of an object is set to the depth buffer as depth map information. The drawing section performs a first drawing process of performing a depth test, and drawing a primitive surface on a... Agent:

20140334713 - Method and apparatus for constructing map for mobile robot: A method and apparatus for constructing a map for a mobile robot to be able to reduce a data amount and increase an approach speed. The method includes: searching for a plurality of feature data occupying an arbitrary space by scanning a surrounding environment of the mobile robot; performing quadtree... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20140334716 - Apparatus and method for hierarchical stereo matching: An apparatus and a method for hierarchical stereo matching are provided. In the method, a reduced image is formed by reducing left and right images, and a first Trellis is performed on the reduced image. Then, a magnified image is generated by magnifying the size and the brightness of the... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140334715 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: There is provided an image processing apparatus that includes a coefficient setting section, and a processing section. The coefficient setting section is configured to set a filter coefficient based on a correlation value in a color image. The processing section is configured to perform filter processing on a disparity image... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140334717 - Method and apparatus for compressing texture information of three-dimensional (3d) models: A 3D model can be modeled using “pattern-instance?representation. To describe the vertices and triangles, properties of the instance, for example, texture, color, and normal, are adjusted to correspond to the order in the pattern. The texture of an instance is encoded depending on its similarity with the texture of a... Agent:

20140334718 - Human attribute estimation system, human attribute estimation apparatus and human attribute estimation method: To provide a human attribute estimation system capable of improving estimation accuracy irrespective of an environment-dependent attribute is provided. An age/gender estimation system as a human attribute estimation system is provided with: a monitoring camera photographing a human targeted by attribute estimation and generating an image; an age/gender estimating section... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140334720 - Image processing device, image processing method and computer readable medium: This image processing device is provided with: a provisional restoration image generation means that uses a dictionary for storing at least two sets of data having associated therein a blurred patch and a restoration patch, and that generates a provisional restoration image from restoration patches selected on the basis of... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140334719 - Object identification device: In an object identification device, each score calculator extracts a feature quantity from the image, and calculates a score using the extracted feature quantity and a model of the specified object. The score represents a reliability that the specified object is displayed in the image. A score-vector generator generates a... Agent: Denso Corporation

20140334721 - Methods and apparatus for capturing, processing, training, and detecting patterns using pattern recognition classifiers: A system, methods, and apparatus for generating pattern recognition classifiers are disclosed. An example method includes identifying graphical objects within an image of a card object, for each identified graphical object: i) creating a bounding region encompassing the graphical object such that a border of the bounding region is located... Agent:

20140334722 - Wildcard color searching: A method of extracting the dominant colors from a set of target images and storing those colors in a database is described. A method of comparing colors stored in a database with a set of colors extracted from a query image. Also, a method of comparing colors stored in the... Agent:

20140334723 - Identification mark with a predetermined color difference: An identification mark may have a calibration color, a predetermined authentication color, and a predetermined difference between the calibration color and the predetermined authentication color that is associated with a product; and a visual code with a mechanism that identifies the predetermined difference.... Agent:

20140334724 - Method and apparatus for residue transform: A method and apparatus for a multiple-channel image/video coding system are disclosed. A residue generation process is applied to the image/video data to generate residue data. A set of integer operations is applied to the residue data across the input channels to generate residue transformed data having multiple output channels.... Agent: Mediatek Inc.

20140334729 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a first conversion unit configured to convert captured image data based on light source information under shooting illumination, and a second conversion unit configured to convert captured image data that has been converted by the first conversion unit, based on white balance setting information and... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140334727 - Method and apparatus for describing image: A method and apparatus for describing an image are disclosed. The method for describing an image according to an embodiment of the invention includes: transforming an image from a BGR color space into a Gaussian derivative color model; and transforming the image from the Gaussian derivative color model into an... Agent: Beijing Founder Apabi Technology Ltd.

20140334725 - Method and apparatus for reconstructing indexed color spaces: A computer implemented method and apparatus for reconstructing indexed color spaces. The method comprises accessing a plurality of indexed color spaces, wherein each indexed color space comprises a bit depth; and creating one or more unions of two or more indexed color spaces from the plurality of indexed color spaces,... Agent:

20140334728 - Method and device of skin tone optimization in a color gamut mapping system: In a method of skin tone optimization in a color gamut mapping system, an image signal is first transformed from a predetermined color domain to an HSV color domain for generating an HSV image signal. Next, a skin tone optimization is performed on the HSV image signal for generating an... Agent: Orise Technology Co., Ltd.

20140334726 - Method for determining noise level: A method for determining noise levels in a subband of an image. The method comprises receiving the subband of the image, defining block regions in at least two space domains of the subband, for each defined block region, identifying first wavelet coefficients associated with coordinate values in the at least... Agent:

20140334730 - System and method for reading a two-dimensional array code: The present invention relates to a system and method for reading a two-dimensional array code. The two-dimensional array code comprises a plurality of equal-height code characters arranged into a two-dimensional array, wherein each of the code characters corresponds to a bit group representing information, and the adjacent code characters in... Agent: Beijing Sigone Venture Limited

20140334731 - Methods and systems for evaluating handwritten documents: A method, a system, and a computer program product for evaluating a handwritten document comprising one or more text fields are provided. The method includes identifying a character in each of the one or more text fields in a digital image by applying a character recognition technique. The character type... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140334732 - Portable terminal device using touch pen and handwriting input method thereof: A portable terminal device using a touch pen and a handwriting input method thereof are provided. The handwriting input method of the portable terminal device using a touch pen includes displaying an execution screen of an application on a touch screen in response to the application being executed, overlapping a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140334733 - Efficient image matching for large sets of images: A system and method to detect similarities between images. The system and method allow comparisons between a query image and one or more catalog images in a manner that is resilient to scanning, scaling, rotating, cropping and other distortions of the query image. The system includes an image processing module... Agent:

20140334736 - Face recognition method and device: The present invention provides a face recognition method and device. The method includes: performing down-sampling of different sizes on an original face image; performing block partition processing on a down-sampled image and the original face image; extracting feature of each image block; performing similarity matching between the extracted feature of... Agent:

20140334735 - Image registration via optimization over disjoint image regions: Technologies pertaining to registering a target image with a base image are described. In a general embodiment, the base image is selected from a set of images, and the target image is an image in the set of images that is to be registered to the base image. A set... Agent: Sandia Corporation

20140334734 - Systems and methods for facial age identification: Systems and methods are provided for acquiring classification functions for facial age identification. For example, a plurality of facial images associated with different ages are acquired; the facial images are assigned into a plurality of facial image collections based on at least information associated with a plurality of first age... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140334737 - Methods and systems for characterizing concept drawings and estimating three-dimensional information therefrom: Methods for characterizing two-dimensional concept drawings are disclosed. The concept drawings comprise cross-sections intersecting at cross-hairs. The method comprises: determining, for each cross-section: a plane on which the cross-section is located, the plane having a normal vector in a three-dimensional coordinate system; and, for each cross-hair on the cross-section, a... Agent:

20140334738 - Systems and methods for matching face shapes: Systems for matching face shapes may include a computer-readable non-transitory storage medium and an executing hardware unit. The storage medium may include a set of instructions for target object shape matching. The executing hardware unit may be in communication with the storage medium and may be configured to execute the... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

20140334739 - Methods of clustering computational event logs: Methods are presented suitable for clustering computational event logs (2) including a method for calculating a metric distance between characters of different event messages (4) by comparing both characters to a comparative set of characters. Methods are presented for calculating a metric distance between two event messages (4) comprising determining... Agent:

20140334740 - Content-adaptive pixel processing systems, methods and apparatus: Embodiments include methods and systems for context-adaptive pixel processing based, in part, on a respective weighting-value for each pixel or a group of pixels. The weighting-values provide an indication as to which pixels are more pertinent to pixel processing computations. Computational resources and effort can be focused on pixels with... Agent:

20140334741 - Apparatus and method for image processing: Disclosed is an apparatus for image processing including a first low pass filter (LPF) which removes high-frequency components from selection information about image data selection between a long-exposure image and a short-exposure image, a movement detector which obtains movement detection information by detecting movement from at least one of the... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20140334742 - Image enhancing device and image enhancement method: An image enhancing device 1 according to an embodiment of the present invention for generating an output image by sharpening an input image, includes: a filter unit 10 configured to generate a first signal by eliminating at least a direct current component of a frequency component included in an input... Agent:

20140334743 - Method for enhancing local contrast of an image: A method for enhancing local contrast of an image. The method comprises receiving a component of an image, computing a wavelets decomposition of the received component into wavelet coefficients, determining at least three subsets of wavelets coefficients based on a first threshold, a second threshold and computed wavelet coefficients, modifying... Agent:

20140334744 - Removal of artifacts from an em field generator from a 3d scan: A method, system, and program product are provided for removing artifacts from an EM field generator from a rotational 3D scan. The method comprises: preoperatively, characterizing the artifacts from the EM field generator over a range of rotational positions of an x-ray source and detector; intraoperatively, determining the position of... Agent:

20140334745 - Resolution light-field imaging: A relatively high-resolution image from a conventional camera can be computationally combined with a relatively low-resolution wavefront measurement from, for example, a Shack-Hartmann sensor in order to construct a relatively high-resolution light-field image.... Agent: Trustees Of Princeton University

20140334746 - Identifying matching canonical documents consistent with visual query structural information: A server system receives a visual query from a client system, performs optical character recognition (OCR) on the visual query to produce text recognition data representing textual characters, including a plurality of textual characters in a contiguous region of the visual query. The server system also produces structural information associated... Agent:

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