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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 08/28/2014 > 81 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.
20140241568 - Digital watermark embedding method and digital watermark detection method: A digital watermark embedding system generates a watermarked image by providing one or more specific regions in an image, each specific region including two or more base regions symmetric with respect to the centroid, and by embedding a watermark in the image while avoiding the specific region. Further, a digital... Agent: Hitachi Solutions, Ltd.
20140241569 - Automatic examination of value labels: The invention relates to a method for the automatic verification of the authenticity of a postage indicium that has a value indication and that has a luminescent area, whereby the postage indicium has been applied onto the surface of a mailpiece, and whereby the surface of the mailpiece is illuminated... Agent: Deutsche Post Ag
20140241576 - Apparatus and method for camera tracking: A camera tracking apparatus including a sequence image input unit configured to obtain one or more image frames by decoding an input two-dimensional image, a two-dimensional feature point tracking unit configured to obtain a feature point track by extracting feature points from respective image frames obtained by the sequence image... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140241582 - Digital processing method and system for determination of object occlusion in an image sequence: A method and system for occlusion region detection and measurement between a pair of images are disclosed. A processing device receives a first image and a second image. The processing device estimates a field of motion vectors between the first image and the second image. The processing device motion compensates... Agent: SpinellaIPHoldings, Inc.
20140241572 - Identification of aircraft surface positions using camera images: A method and apparatus for identifying a position of a surface on an aircraft. Image data for an image of the surface on the aircraft is received. The image data is processed to determine whether the position of the surface on the aircraft is a desired position. A surface position... Agent: The Boeing Company
20140241581 - Method and system for automatically counting physical objects: A periphery band is around an excluded region. For automatically counting physical objects within the periphery band and the excluded region, an imaging sensor captures: a first image of the periphery band and the excluded region; and a second image of the periphery band and the excluded region. In response... Agent:
20140241577 - Method of tracking moving object, method of determining display state of moving object, and control apparatus for tracking moving object: A method of tracking a moving object includes measuring displacement of an object to be tracked, obtaining a particle of the object to be tracked using the measured displacement, and tracking the object using pose information of the object in an image thereof and the obtained particle. A control apparatus... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140241580 - Object detection apparatus: An object detection apparatus mounted in a vehicle for detecting a target object in various changing environmental conditions. In the apparatus, a storage prestores plural image recognition dictionaries each describing reference data for the target object, and plural image recognition techniques each used to detect the target object from an... Agent: Denso Corporation
20140241583 - Secure self-checkout: Various embodiments allow scanning by a shopper using a barcode reader (e.g., a scanner) attached to or positioned near the shopping receptacle. As items are scanned, they are identified based on their barcode and added to an item list. Item verification can then performed at checkout using imaging technology. For... Agent: Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions Holdings Corporation
20140241571 - System and method for contamination monitoring: A system for contamination monitoring includes a tracking component, a material identification component, a procedural component, and a notification component. The tracking component tracks an individual and one or more objects in a work area using a three-dimensional tracking system. The material identification component identifies a material of the one... Agent:
20140241573 - System for and method of tracking target area in a video clip: A system for and a method of tracking a target area in a video clip. In an embodiment, a video clip comprising a sequence of frames is obtained. The video clip includes a frame having an identified target area. A plane is identified in three-dimensional space for the target area,... Agent:
20140241574 - Tracking and recognition of faces using selected region classification: Methods, apparatuses, and articles associated with facial tracking and recognition are disclosed. In embodiments, facial images may be detected in video or still images and tracked. After normalization of the facial images, feature data may be extracted from selected regions of the faces to compare to associated feature data in... Agent:
20140241570 - Using a combination of 2d and 3d image data to determine hand features information: A method of determining hand features information using both two dimensional (2D) image data and three dimensional (3D) image data is described. In one implementation, a method includes: receiving a 2D image frame; receiving 3D image data corresponding to the 2D image frame; using the 3D image data corresponding to... Agent: Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
20140241578 - Vehicle-to-vehicle distance calculation apparatus and method: The distance to a target vehicle is calculated. To achieve this, a target vehicle traveling ahead is imaged and it is determined to what vehicle group, such as a light-duty vehicle group, standard passenger car group or heavy-duty vehicle group, the image of the target vehicle belongs. Representative vehicle widths... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140241579 - Vehicle-to-vehicle distance calculation apparatus and method: The distance to a target vehicle is calculated comparatively accurately. To achieve this, a target vehicle traveling ahead of one's own vehicle is imaged by a camera and it is determined to what vehicle group, such as a light-duty vehicle group, standard passenger car group or heavy-duty vehicle group, the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140241575 - Wearable display-based remote collaboration apparatus and method: Disclosed herein are a wearable display-based remote collaboration apparatus and method. The wearable display-based remote collaboration apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a recognition unit, an image processing unit, and a visualization unit. The image acquisition unit obtains image information associated with the present point of time of a worker.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140241584 - Method and apparatus for estimating the distance from trailer axle to tongue: A system includes a processor configured to receive a trailer image. The processor is also configured to identify an axle in the trailer image and identify a tongue-end in the trailer image. Further, the processor is configured to receive a tire image, including a wheel diameter provided on a tire.... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
20140241585 - Systems, methods, and apparatus for obtaining information from an object attached to a vehicle: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for obtaining information from objects attached to a vehicle. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for receiving one or more camera images from a front-facing camera attached to a vehicle; locating, from the... Agent:
20140241586 - Information retaining medium and information processing system: A prepaid card 2 retaining a prepaid code 31 has a marker 3a that is capable of determining a position and attitude relative to an imaging device 15 by being imaged by the imaging device. The prepaid code 31 is information that enables predetermined value or content to be acquired... Agent: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
20140241588 - Apparatus and method for detecting subjects on the basis of vital signs: An apparatus and a method for detecting different subjects on the basis of vital signs are disclosed. The proposed apparatus comprises an image detection unit for detecting radiation from a field of view and for providing image data from the field of view, a detection unit for defining image sections... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N. V.
20140241587 - Apparatus for estimating of vehicle movement using stereo matching: An apparatus for estimating movement of a vehicle using stereo image matching is provided, which divides the stereo image information into ground, background and object labels and measures information about rotation and movement of the vehicle using the label and background labels.... Agent:
20140241589 - Method and apparatus for the detection of visibility impairment of a pane: A method for determining a structural image of a pane, the structural image being suitable for the detection of a visibility impairment of the pane, especially raindrops. The method includes a step of removing a background brightness from an image of the pane, on which image a surface of the... Agent:
20140241590 - Method and apparatus for particle size determination: A computer-implemented method of determining particle size and a computer-readable medium storing instructions to execute such a method are presented. The method entails obtaining an image of at least one particle and a calibration mark, wherein the particle and the calibration mark were captured using the same lens, correcting the... Agent:
20140241591 - Information obtaining device, display control system, and biometric authentication system: An information obtaining device includes: an obtaining section configured to obtain biological information of a user and an information pattern formed in a display panel or on a paper surface; a collation section configured to collate the biological information of the user obtained by the obtaining section with pre-registered biological... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140241593 - Authentication apparatus, authentication method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An authentication apparatus includes a feature acquiring unit that acquires a feature of an authentication target; an extracting unit that extracts one or more registered persons having features similar to the acquired feature; a determining unit that determines whether any registered person having a feature similar to the feature of... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140241594 - Information processing apparatus and control method thereof: An information processing apparatus which communicates with an external apparatus having a face authentication function, comprises a unit which acquires a type of the authentication function of the external apparatus from the external apparatus; a unit which receives image data held in the external apparatus and a face feature amount... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140241592 - Systems and methods for automatic image editing: Various embodiments are disclosed for automatic image editing. One embodiment is a method for editing an image in an image editing device that comprises obtaining the image and analyzing attributes of the image, wherein the attributes correspond to facial attributes of at least one individual shown in the image. The... Agent: Cyberlink Corp.
20140241596 - Apparatus and method for capturing a vital vascular fingerprint: A method using optical coherence tomography to capture the microvascular network of the superficial layer of the finger skin for the purpose of fingerprint authentication and liveness detection. At the dermal papilla region, the vascular pattern follows the same pattern of the fingerprint and this vascular pattern forms a live... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20140241595 - Integrated finger print sensor: A fingerprint sensor and fingerprint sensor system especially for integration in a device having an overlay made of an insulating material comprises a plurality of sensing elements positioned on a first side of the overlay; a plurality of probes positioned in a predetermined pattern defining a fingerprint sensing area on... Agent: Idex Asa
20140241597 - Biometric authentication systems and methods: Biometric authentication devices, systems and methods are provided. The authentication device includes biometric reader configured for generating raw biometric data indicative of a physiological characteristic of a user; and processor operatively coupled to the biometric reader, the processor being configured for: receiving the raw biometric data, generating derivative biometric data... Agent: Qtech Systems Inc.
20140241598 - Method and apparatus for processing biometric images: A method and apparatus for applying gradient edge detection to detect features in a biometric, such as a fingerprint, based on data representing an image of at least a portion of the biometric. The image is modeled as a function of the features. Data representing an image of the biometric... Agent:
20140241600 - Combined surface reconstruction and registration for laparoscopic surgery: A computer-implemented method of performing a combined surface reconstruction and registration of stereo laparoscopic images includes a computer system generating an intraoperative three-dimensional model of an anatomical area of interest and receiving a plurality of stereo endoscopic images of the anatomical area of interest from a laparoscope. The computer system... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
20140241599 - Providing real-time marker detection for a stent in medical imaging: Real-time marker detection in medical imaging of a stent may be provided. A plurality of frames of image data may be obtained. A plurality of candidate markers for the stent may be determined in the plurality of frames of image data. One or more markers from the plurality of candidate... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20140241601 - System for analysis and imaging using perturbation feature quanta: A medical device comprises a processor programmed to detect and analyze perturbations of biologic particle densities and convert a set of features of the perturbations into a discreet set of quanta in relation to a phenotypic, baseline or expected range of the perturbation features. The processor is also programmed to... Agent:
20140241603 - System for generating motion images of feature sets of perturbations of biologic particle densities: A patient monitoring system detects perturbations and detects or determines features of the perturbations and generates image cells responsive to the perturbations, organelles within the cells responsive to the features, and clinical regions responsive to the cells, and visualizations responsive to the clinical regions. The system also generates time-lapsable motion... Agent:
20140241602 - System for presentation of sequential blood laboratory measurements to image recognition systems: A system for presenting data to an image recognition system is described herein, wherein the system comprises at least one processor programmed to receive time specific medical data comprising a plurality of lab values, particle concentrations, and/or physical measurements of blood of a patient collected at a series of points... Agent:
20140241606 - Apparatus and method for lesion segmentation in medical image: An apparatus and method are provided including a first segmenter and a second segmenter. The first segmenter is configured to generate a first segmentation result from a medical image using a first segmentation parameter for a candidate lesion. The second segmenter is configured to determine a target lesion to segment... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140241607 - Medical image processing apparatus and medical image processing method: A medical image processing apparatus is configured as follows. Namely the apparatus is provided with a first image generation unit which executes reconfiguration processing based on X-ray transmission data to generate a contrast blood vessel figure three-dimensional image data including a figure of a blood vessel in a subject having... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
20140241604 - Method for extracting arterial input function and application thereof to dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging: The present invention discloses a method for extracting AIF and an application thereof to DCE-MRI. The method comprises steps: contacting a target tissue with a contrast agent to obtain a plurality of images; using the plurality of images to work out the tissue concentration curve of the contrast agent in... Agent: Chang Gung University
20140241608 - Method of analyzing a medical image: A method of analyzing a medical image, where the medical image comprises one or more than one region of interest, and where the method comprises a) providing the medical image comprising a set of actual image values; b) rescaling the actual image values to produce corresponding rescaled image values and... Agent: Loma Linda University
20140241605 - Methods and computer program products for quantitative three-dimensional image correction and clinical parameter computation in optical coherence tomography: Methods and computer program products for quantitative three-dimensional (“3D”) image correction in optical coherence tomography. Using the methods and computer program products, index interface (refracting) surfaces from the raw optical coherence tomography (“OCT”) dataset from an OCT system can be segmented. Normal vectors or partial derivatives of the curvature at... Agent: Duke University
20140241609 - Mobile check issue capture system and method: A system and method is presented for assembling information contained within a financial instrument for subsequent verification of the financial instrument, wherein the financial instrument includes an identifier corresponding to a payee of the financial instrument. An imaging device, such as, for example, a mobile phone or the like, is... Agent: Bottomline Technologies (de) Inc.
20140241610 - Generalized virtual inspector: Generalized virtual inspectors are provided. One system includes two or more actual systems configured to perform one or more processes on specimen(s) while the specimen(s) are disposed within the actual systems. The system also includes one or more virtual systems coupled to the actual systems to thereby receive output generated... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20140241611 - Pattern inspection method and pattern inspection apparatus: A pattern inspection method includes acquiring an image of a pattern in a stripe region concerned, regarding each of stripe regions of the first group each not including an adjacent stripe region in plural stripe regions obtained by virtually dividing an inspection region of a target object on which patterns... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.
20140241613 - Coordinated stereo image acquisition and viewing system: An image processing apparatus is provided, which includes a first calculation unit to calculate a first position of at least one first point sampled from an actual 3-dimensional (3D) object to be acquired as stereo 3D images, a second calculation unit to calculate a second position of at least one... Agent: Korea University Research And Business Foundation
20140241615 - Design and optimization of plenoptic imaging systems: The spatial resolution of captured plenoptic images is enhanced. In one aspect, the plenoptic imaging process is modeled by a pupil image function (PIF), and a PIF inversion process is applied to the captured plenoptic image to produce a better resolution estimate of the object.... Agent: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
20140241612 - Real time stereo matching: Real-time stereo matching is described, for example, to find depths of objects in an environment from an image capture device capturing a stream of stereo images of the objects. For example, the depths may be used to control augmented reality, robotics, natural user interface technology, gaming and other applications. Streams... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140241614 - System for 2d/3d spatial feature processing: An electronic device (100) includes a first processor (802) and a second processor (804) coupled to the first processor. The first processor (802) is to receive image data from a first imaging camera (114, 116) and to determine two-dimensional (2D) spatial feature data representing one or more 2D spatial features... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC
20140241616 - Matching users across identifiable services based on images: A method for determining that a user associated with a first identifiable device or identifiable service is also associated with a second identifiable device or identifiable service by a) generating one or more first image descriptors for one or more first images stored on the first identifiable service associated with... Agent: Adience Ser Ltd
20140241617 - Camera/object pose from predicted coordinates: Camera or object pose calculation is described, for example, to relocalize a mobile camera (such as on a smart phone) in a known environment or to compute the pose of an object moving relative to a fixed camera. The pose information is useful for robotics, augmented reality, navigation and other... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20140241618 - Combining region based image classifiers: Examples disclosed herein relate to combining region based image classifiers. In one implementation, a processor measures correct classification and misclassification levels associated with a first image classifier related to a first image feature region and measures correct classification and misclassification levels associated with a second image classifier related to a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20140241621 - Generating user insights from user images and other data: A method of generating user insights based on one or more user images and one or more other data is provided, including receiving one or more image files on an identifiable device or service, receiving at least one of image metadata or identifiable device or service metadata, analyzing features of... Agent: Adience Ser Ltd
20140241620 - Illumination estimation using natural scene statistics: A method for estimating illumination of an image captured by a digital system is provided that includes computing a feature vector for the image, identifying at least one best reference illumination class for the image from a plurality of predetermined reference illumination classes using the feature vector, an illumination classifier,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20140241622 - Image type classifier for improved remote presentation session compression: An invention is disclosed for classifying a graphic—e.g. as text or non-text. In embodiments, machine learning is used to generate a solution for classifying graphics of a graphic based on providing the machine learning system a plurality of graphics that are already classified. The way to determine a classification is... Agent: Microsoft Corpotation
20140241619 - Method and apparatus for detecting abnormal movement: Provided are a method and apparatus for detecting an abnormal movement. The apparatus includes a feature tracing unit configured to extract features of a moving object in an input image, trace a variation in position of the extracted features according to time, and ascertain trajectories of the extracted features; a... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
20140241623 - Window dependent feature regions and strict spatial layout for object detection: Systems and methods for object detection by receiving an image; segmenting the image and identifying candidate bounding boxes which may contain an object; for each candidate bounding box, dividing the box into overlapped small patches, and extracting dense features from the patches; during a training phase, applying a learning process... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20140241625 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and computer program product: According to an aspect of the present invention, an image processing method for extracting a pixel having a specific feature includes: extracting pixels representing an object, to which the pixel having the specific feature belongs, from a given input image based on an image feature other than color; extracting principal... Agent:
20140241624 - Method and system for image processing: Various aspects of a system and method for image processing may include a computing device having one or more processors. The computing device may be operable to determine luminance values of multiple pixels in a subset of a frame of a two-dimensional image. The computing device may be operable to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20140241627 - Environment evaluation apparatus, method and program: According to one embodiment, an environment evaluation apparatus includes a generation unit, a storage and a comparison unit. The generation unit generates a feeling index representing a feeling toward a target image to be processed. The storage stores a plurality of comparative images and corresponding comparative feeling indexes, according to... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140241626 - Method and apparatus for analyzing video based on spatiotemporal patterns: A video analysis apparatus may include a generating unit to generate at least one spatiotemporal pattern by performing pixel sampling on a plurality of frames in an input video, an extracting unit to extract at least one region of interest having a sinusoidal pattern from the at least one spatiotemporal... Agent: Korea University Research And Business Foundation
20140241630 - Indexed color history in image coding: An encoder may implement an indexed color history that stores color values for previously encoded pixels. The encoder may obtain a current pixel or current group of pixels for encoding and determine whether to encode the current pixel using the indexed color history. In doing so, the encoder may compare... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20140241629 - Methods and systems for differentiating synthetic and non-synthetic images: The techniques introduced here include a system and method for transcoding multimedia content based on the results of content analysis. The determination of specific transcoding parameters, used for transcoding multimedia content, can be performed by utilizing the results of content analysis of the multimedia content. One of the results of... Agent:
20140241628 - Toner limit processing mechanism: A method is disclosed. The method includes analyzing each tile of a sheetside image to determine if one or more color values of a tile exceeds a predetermined maximum value.... Agent:
20140241631 - Systems and methods for tax data capture and use: A computer-implemented method of acquiring tax data for use in tax preparation application includes acquiring an image of at least one document containing tax data therein with an imaging device. A computer extracts one or more features from the acquired image of the at least one document and compares the... Agent: Intuit Inc.
20140241632 - Imaging apparatus and image processing method: Disclosed is an imaging apparatus for generating data of a phase image based on an interference pattern acquired by a shearing interferometer, including: a differential phase data calculating unit that calculates first differential phase data expressing a change of a phase in a first direction and second differential phase data... Agent:
20140241633 - Rapid detection: In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a detecting engine for detecting targets/materials in hyperspectral scenes is disclosed. The detecting engine combines data partitioning and dimensionality reduction to reduce the number of computations needed to identify in which pixels in a hyperspectral scene a given material is present. Computation... Agent: Raytheon Company
20140241634 - Contour detection and image classification: Systems and methods are provided for creating contour images that represent the contour of objects reflected in images, calculating contour histogram descriptors of the contour images, and classifying images based in part on the histogram descriptors of the contour images. For example, a contour image of an image is created.... Agent: A9.com, Inc.
20140241635 - Screenshot orientation detection: A method and/or system for screenshot orientation detection may include performing an initial optical character recognition (OCR) and/or an initial face recognition technique on a screenshot of an application. A determination of whether the screenshot orientation is correct may be made based on, for example, the initial OCR and/or the... Agent: Google Inc.
20140241636 - System and method for removing image noise: A system and method for removing noise from images are disclosed herein. An exemplary system includes an edge-detection-based adaptive filter that identifies edge pixels and non-edge pixels in an image and selects a filtering technique for at least one non-edge pixel based on a comparison of the at least one... Agent: Analog Devices Technology
20140241637 - Apparatus and method for real-time capable disparity estimation for virtual view rendering suitable for multi-threaded execution: An apparatus for estimating a disparity map based on at least two images is provided. The apparatus includes at least two processing units, which include a pixel recursion unit configured to determine a disparity value as a pixel recursion disparity candidate based on a plurality of pixel values of the... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20140241638 - Visual information processing allocation between a mobile device and a network: An illustrative mobile device includes a data storage configured to at least temporarily store visual information and at least one processor that is configured to determine whether to request visual information processing from a network with which the mobile device may communicate. The processor is configured to determine a mobile... Agent:
20140241639 - Reduction of cfar false alarms via classification and segmentation of sar image clutter: The classification and segmentation system of the current invention makes use of information from pixels of an image, namely the magnitude of the pixels, to run specific analytics to classify and segment the image pixels into different groups. This invention includes a system for processing an image, the system including... Agent: Raytheon Company
20140241640 - Bitmap processing mechanism: A method is disclosed. The method includes retrieving one or more compressed objects and inserting the compressed objects directly into a compressed bitmap during compression of a sheetside image.... Agent:
20140241641 - Method and apparatus for image encoding/decoding: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for image encoding/decoding. The method for image decoding includes comparing whether a size of a current transform block and a size of a smallest transform block (smallest transform unit (STU)) are the same as each other, and decoding information indicating whether transformation is... Agent: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
20140241643 - Image processing using a bilateral grid: A method of processing a digital image. The method comprises: populating (100) a bilateral grid (10) comprising a plurality of cells (20), based on information obtained from the image, each cell comprising at least one value; then cumulatively integrating (110) the at least one value over the bilateral grid to... Agent: Entropic Communications, Inc.
20140241644 - Method, medium, and apparatus of filtering depth noise using depth information: A depth noise filtering method and apparatus is provided. The depth noise filtering method may perform spatial filtering or temporal filtering according to depth information. In order to perform spatial filtering, the depth noise filtering method may determine a characteristic of a spatial filter based on depth information. Also, in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140241642 - Multi layered image enhancement technique: A system for enhancing an input image including receiving an input image and filtering the input image with a plurality of non-linear smoothing filters providing a respective plurality of filtered outputs. The system processes a plurality of the filtered outputs with respect to at least one of another of the... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20140241645 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and memory device in which image processing program is stored: Provided is an image processing apparatus including an edge identifying portion that generates an edge image in which an edge is identified at each pixel in an input image; a mask-image generating portion that distinguishes an edge direction at a pixel of interest in the input image, that calculates a... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20140241646 - Multi layered image enhancement technique: A system for enhancing an input image including receiving an input image and filtering the input image with a plurality of non-linear smoothing filters providing a respective plurality of filtered outputs. The system processes a plurality of the filtered outputs with respect to at least one of another of the... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20140241647 - Method of creating compound file and data storage device having the compound file: A method for creating a compound file where additional data is inserted into an image file and a data storage device having the compound file recorded therein is provided. The method includes receiving, by a compound file creating apparatus, the image file and the additional data, and creating, by the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140241648 - Photographing device, photographing method, and playback method: A photographing device according to the present invention comprises: an imaging section that captures a subject image and outputs image data; a motion picture recording section that records a motion picture based on the image data; a parameter setting section that sets a photographing parameter to change a photographing state;... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.08/21/2014 > 78 patent applications in 32 patent subcategories.
20140233793 - Differentiating abandoned and removed object using temporal edge information: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method for classifying a detected region of change of a video frame as indicating an abandoned object or a removed object, the detected region of change is classified as an removed object if the temporal change of the edge consistency is from a more consistent state... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233795 - Driver assistance system, driver assistance method and information storage medium: A driver assistance system includes a mobile terminal provided on an automobile, and a detection server capable of communicating with the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes an image capture apparatus which captures images around the automobile, and an image transmission unit which transmits the captured image to the detection... Agent: Nec Corporation
20140233798 - Electronic device and method of operating electronic device: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store a plurality of digital images and a processor, wherein the processor tracks movement of an object recognized in the plurality of digital images, and the processor detects an amount of movement between the plurality of digital... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233799 - Electronic device and object recognition method in electronic device: An electronic device for fast object recognition is provided. The electronic device includes a first storage unit configured to store digital image data, and a processor configured to recognize an object in first image data, to receive a second object related to the first object in the first image data... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233797 - Image analysis platform for identifying artifacts in samples and laboratory consumables: A High-resolution Image Acquisition and Processing Instrument (HIAPI) performs at least five simultaneous measurements in a noninvasive fashion, namely: (a) determining the volume of a liquid sample in welh (or microtubes) containing liquid sample, (b) detection of precipitate, objects of artifacts within microliter plate wells, (c) classification of colored samples... Agent: The Scripps Research Institute
20140233796 - Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing device has a first image input unit that inputs a visible light image of a target area imaged by a first camera, a second image input unit that inputs a temperature distribution image of the target area imaged by a second camera, a first image processing section... Agent: Omron Corporation
20140233802 - Increased quality of image objects based on depth in scene: Systems, methods, and software for operating an image processing system are provided herein. In a first example, a method of operating an image processing system is provided. The method includes identifying object pixels associated with an object of interest in a scene, identifying additional pixels to associate with the object... Agent: Verint Systems Ltd.
20140233803 - Increased quality of image objects based on depth in scene: Systems, methods, and software for operating an image processing system are provided herein. In a first example, a method of operating an image processing system is provided. The method includes identifying object pixels associated with an object of interest in a scene, identifying additional pixels to associate with the object... Agent: Verint Systems Ltd.
20140233804 - Method and apparatus for finding stick-up height of a pipe or finding a joint between two pipes in a drilling environment: The present invention generally relates to a method, apparatus, a computer program and computer for automated detection of pipe (2) in a drilling operation, where the method comprising: using one or a plurality of sensors (41) to obtain one ore a plurality of data sets and/or images representing the pipe... Agent: Voca As
20140233801 - Method and electronic device for processing object: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes tracking at least one object included in a plurality of digital images including at least a first image and a second image. The tracking of the object includes determining values of phase correlation between a part of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233800 - Method of tracking object and electronic device supporting the same: A method of tracking an object and an electronic device supporting the same are provided. The method includes predicting a movement of a tracked object, comparing features of current image information based on predicted information with features of each of key frames, selecting a particular key frame from the key... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233794 - Method, apparatus and medical imaging system for tracking motion of organ: A method of tracking motion of an organ, includes receiving organ shape data that includes a shape of an organ of an examinee at a moment of motion of the examinee, and loading first to Nth interpolation curves that represent spatiotemporal motion of respective organs of other examinees, the organs... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233790 - Motion estimation systems and methods: A motion estimation system is disclosed. The motion estimation system may include one or more memories storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to receive, from a scanning device, scan data representing at least one object obtained by a scan over at least one of... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.
20140233787 - Object detection using difference of image frames: Object detection using a difference between image frames may include receiving a first image of a field of view, receiving a second image of the field of view, determining a difference between portions of the first image and corresponding portions of the second image, and declaring based on the difference... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab
20140233791 - Synthetic aperture radar map aperture annealing and interpolation: A method for repairing, bridging, or extrapolating an existing aperture to improve image interpretability in synthetic aperture radar images.... Agent: Raytheon Company
20140233792 - System and method for detecting motion in compressed video: A method and apparatus wherein the method includes the steps of parsing a stream of compressed video, obtaining macroblock size information from the parsed stream, computing factors derived from the macroblock size, wherein the factors include a normalized bit size, a bit size ratio and a neighbor score, computing corresponding... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20140233788 - System, method, and software for optical device recognition association: A system including an image capturing unit configured to capture an image of at least one medical device monitoring a patient, a database including images of a plurality of medical devices, where each image corresponds to a particular medical device, and a data collection server configured to receive the at... Agent: Covidien Lp
20140233789 - Systems and methods for implementing and using off-center embedded media markers: Provided is an off-center embedded media marker, which may have a form of an iconic marker printed outside the boundary of a region of interest in a document or other article and indicating an available media object or a function associated with the aforesaid region of interest. This marker is... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140233805 - Method and control unit for recognizing a weather condition in the surroundings of a vehicle: A method for recognizing a weather condition in the surroundings of a vehicle. The method includes a step of ascertaining at least one imaging feature in image information. The image information represents a depiction of at least a portion of the surroundings, and the imaging feature represents a light effect... Agent:
20140233806 - Determining a viewing distance for a computing device: A method, computer readable storage device, and apparatus for determining the distance a computing device is located from a user's face. An image of an individual is obtained. A first pupil location and a second pupil location are identified based on the obtained image. A first distance between the identified... Agent: Google Inc.
20140233807 - Object detecting method and object detecting device: In an object detecting method according to an embodiment, external reference points are set in external space of a model of an object and an internal reference point is set in internal space of the model. A table is stored in which feature quantities on a local surface of the... Agent: Kyushu Institute Of Technology
20140233808 - Method of measuring road markings: A method of measuring road markings. The steps of which include first projecting a red laser line onto the road including a portion on the road surface and a portion on the road markings. Second, filter out all colours except red and convert to a grayscale image. Thirdly, separate image... Agent:
20140233809 - Method and device for processing geological information: Disclosed in the disclosure are a method and a device for processing geological information. The method for processing the geological information comprises: acquiring multiple geological image graphs; determining the relation between the image coordinate and the ground coordinate of each of the multiple geological image graphs by an imaging mode... Agent: State Grid Beijing Electric Power Company
20140233810 - Dermatoglyphic hand sensor: Methods and systems are disclosed for performing a biometric function. A means is provided for positioning a hand of an individual in a substantially repeatable manner. An optical direct-imaging sensor is disposed relative to the means for positioning to image a portion of the hand when the hand is positioned... Agent: Lumidigm, Inc.
20140233811 - Summarizing a photo album: Embodiments generally relate to summarizing a photo album. In one embodiment, a method includes grouping photos into a plurality of groups of photos, and selecting a plurality of representative photos, where each representative photo represents a respective group from the plurality of groups, where the selecting is based on a... Agent:
20140233812 - Method of matching, biometric matching apparatus, and computer program: A method of matching fingerprints is disclosed. The method comprises, for a first minutia point, being assigned as a planet minutia point a) determining pairs including the planet minutia point and a satellite minutia point, respectively, such that a cluster is formed; b) comparing the clusters of the respective sets... Agent: Precise Biometrics Ab
20140233814 - Medical diagnostic image processing apparatus: The invention improves the quality of image diagnosis by a user. An image processing unit compares each pixel value of a perfusion image with a threshold, and extracts a lesion candidate region as a collateral circulation candidate or bypass blood vessel candidate from the perfusion image based on a comparison... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140233815 - Medical image information system and medical image processing server: A medical image information system of an embodiment includes: a terminal device and a medical image processing server connected via a network, wherein the medical image processing server includes a medical image storage unit in which a medical image is stored, and an image processing unit that generates, from the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140233813 - Method and apparatus for obtaining a magnetic resonance spectrum of a voxel in a magnetic resonance image: A method obtains a magnetic resonance (MR) spectrum of a voxel in a magnetic resonance (MR) image obtained from a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) apparatus. The method includes configuring a sampling pattern of k-space data; sampling predetermined data from the k-space data based on the configured sampling pattern; and obtaining... Agent:
20140233816 - Methods and systems for background subtraction in an image: A method for improving image quality is provided. The method includes receiving image data of a substrate, wherein the image data is generated by imaging the substrate, and an image is generated from the image data. The method further includes generating a background representation from a background noise portion of... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation
20140233824 - Anterior commissure and posterior commissure segmentation system and method: A computer-implemented system and method of determining anterior commissure (AC) and posterior commissure (PC) points in a volumetric neuroradiological image. The method includes determining, by a computer, a mid-sagittal plane estimate to extract a mid-sagittal plane image from the volumetric neuroradiological image, and AC and PC point estimates in the... Agent: Cedara Software Corp.
20140233825 - Image analysis device, image analysis method, and image analysis programme: An image analysis device for analyzing a magnetic resonance image obtained from a living body includes a phase difference distribution creating unit configured to create a phase difference distribution of a magnetic resonance image obtained from a predetermined area of the living body, a fitting unit configured to fit the... Agent:
20140233819 - Method and apparatus for acquiring nerve fiber structure information of object by using mri system: A method of obtaining fiber structure information of a nerve fiber in an object by using an MRI system includes: obtaining image information of voxels of the object; setting a tracking start area including at least one voxel of the object; setting at least one voxel adjacent to the tracking... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233822 - Method for combining multiple image data sets into one multi-fused image: In a method and an apparatus to visualize nuclear medicine data from different modalities in a single image, image data sets acquired with different modalities are aligned with a data set representing corresponding anatomical data. The image data in each data set are segmented into separate regions, representing respective structures... Agent:
20140233821 - Method for frame averaging post-filter optimization: In a method to generate a nuclear medicine image reconstructed from an average of multiple subsets of acquired counts of a dataset, having an image quality characteristic aligned with that of a corresponding image obtained from a reconstruction of all counts of the dataset, a phantom data acquisition is used... Agent:
20140233818 - Methods and systems for segmentation in echocardiography: Methods and systems for segmentation in echocardiography are provided. One method includes obtaining echocardiographic images and defining a search space within the echocardiographic images using a pair of one-dimensional (1D) profiles. The method also includes using an energy based function constrained by non-local temporal priors within the defined search space... Agent: General Electric Company
20140233823 - Ophthalmologic image display apparatus, ophthalmologic image display method, program, and storage medium: An ophthalmologic image display apparatus for displaying information about an eye includes an input unit configured to input a tomographic image of the eye, an acquisition unit configured to acquire diagnostic supporting information associated with positional information about the tomographic image of the eye, a processing unit configured to perform... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140233820 - Segmentation and fracture detection in ct images: Provided is a new hierarchical methodology having a series of computational steps such as adaptive window creation, 2-D SWT application, masking, and boundary tracing is proposed. The techniques and systems are able to detect and quantify fracture as well as to generate recommendations for decision-making and treatment planning in traumatic... Agent: Virginia Commonweath University
20140233817 - System and method for magnetic resonance imaging parametric mapping using confidence maps: A method for producing parametric maps using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system is provided. The MRI system is used to acquire k-space data from a field-of-view. A series of images is reconstructed from the acquired k-space data, and a confidence map is produced using the k-space data. The confidence... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
20140233826 - Systems and methods for automated screening and prognosis of cancer from whole-slide biopsy images: The invention provides systems and methods for detection, grading, scoring and tele-screening of cancerous lesions. A complete scheme for automated quantitative analysis and assessment of human and animal tissue images of several types of cancers is presented. Various aspects of the invention are directed to the detection, grading, prediction and... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
20140233827 - Identification method for valuable file and identification device thereof: An identification method for a valuable file and an identification device thereof. The method includes the following steps: (1) acquiring an original infrared image, type, denomination and orientation data of a current valuable file; (2) obtaining size data and infrared characteristic data of a corresponding standard valuable file; (3) applying... Agent: Grg Banking Equipmetn Co., Ltd.
20140233829 - Method for checking the production quality of an optical security feature of a value document: A method for checking the production quality of a prescribed optical security feature in or on a prescribed portion of a value document on the basis of pixel data of pixels of an image of the prescribed portion which are respectively associated with places in or on the portion and... Agent: Giesecke & Devrient Gmbh
20140233828 - Mobile communication device and method for identifying a counterfeit bill: An apparatus for identifying a counterfeit bill is provided. The apparatus includes a camera module configured to receive a captured IR image of a bill; a binary image generator configured to generate a binary image of the bill, based on the IR image; a distance value calculator configured to compare... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233833 - Bulk image retrieval: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for capturing, processing, storing, and generating images of a check. In some embodiments, a system is configured to: receive, from a second apparatus, at least one request to retrieve an image of a first check and a... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20140233831 - Customer activity driven storage: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for determining a storage location for an image of a check. In some embodiments, a system is configured to: receive an image of a check, the image being associated with an account associated with a user; analyze... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20140233834 - Image recreation using image lift data: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for providing recreated image documents using image lift data. In this way, an entity may store limited amounts of image data from an original document and subsequently recreate the document image using image lift data. As such, the invention may... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20140233836 - Image recreation using templates: Embodiments of the invention include systems, methods, and computer-program products for providing recreated image documents using templates or generic control documents. In this way, an entity may store limited amounts of image data from an original document and subsequently recreate the document image using document templates. As such, the invention... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20140233830 - Reducing image size at point of capture: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for capturing, processing, storing, and generating images of a check. In some embodiments, a system is configured to: receive an image of a check; generate a thumbnail version of the image, wherein the thumbnail version of the... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20140233832 - Store images at point of capture: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods, and computer program products for capturing, processing, storing, and generating images of a check. In some embodiments, a system is configured to: receive an unprocessed image of a check; store the unprocessed image, wherein the unprocessed image is accessible to an... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20140233835 - Systems and methods for recreating an image using white space and check element capture: Embodiments of the present invention relates to systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products for capturing and storing elements of a negotiable instrument for use in image recreation. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes: (a) receive an image of the negotiable instrument, wherein the image of the... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20140233837 - Systems and methods for storing image properties for recreating an image: Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products for capturing elements of a negotiable instrument and generating a thumbnail image of the negotiable instrument for use in image recreation. In some embodiments, a method is provided that includes: (a) receiving an image of the... Agent: Bank Of America Corporation
20140233839 - Interference checking device and numerical control apparatus: An interference checking device includes a contour shape analyzing unit that extracts a contour shape of a tool cross section and a tool length by analyzing a two-dimensional image of a rotating tool, a rotation center analyzing unit that obtains a rotation center of the rotating tool by analyzing the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electronic Corporation
20140233841 - Method of chekcing the appearance of the surface of a tyre:
20140233838 - Method, system, and computer program product for detection of defects based on multiple references: A defect detection system for computerized detection of defects in an inspected object based on processing of an inspection image generated by collecting signals arriving from the inspected object, the system including: an interface for obtaining an inspected noise-indicative value and multiple reference noise-indicative values, the inspected noise-indicative value representative... Agent: Applied Materials Israel Ltd.
20140233840 - Methods for analyzing absorbent articles: A method for analyzing an absorbent article may include providing a three-dimensional computed tomography data set comprising a mannequin image and an article image. The article image may be constructed from projections collected while the absorbent article is fitted to a mannequin. An outer surface of the mannequin image may... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20140233842 - Characteristic verification system: Described is a characteristic verification system that includes security marks, devices, systems and methods that may be used to authenticate a material good and to provide strong brand protection. A device, such as a smartphone, that includes a software application, a camera and a light source, may be used to... Agent: Laserlock Technologies Inc.
20140233843 - Systems, devices and methods for the quality assessment of oled stack films: This disclosure provides techniques for assessing quality of a deposited film layer of an organic light emitting diode (“OLED”) device. An image is captured and filtered to identify a deposited layer that is to be analyzed. Image data representing this layer can be optionally converted to brightness (grayscale) data. A... Agent: Kateeva, Inc.
20140233844 - System, method and computer program product for defect detection based on multiple references: A defect detection system for computerized detection of defects, the system including: an interface for receiving inspection image data including information of an analyzed pixel and of a plurality of reference pixels; and a processor, including: a differences analysis module, configured to: (a) calculate differences based on an inspected value... Agent: Applied Materials Israel Ltd.
20140233848 - Apparatus and method for recognizing object using depth image: An apparatus recognizes an object using a hole in a depth image. An apparatus may include a foreground extractor to extract a foreground from the depth image, a hole determiner to determine whether a hole is present in the depth image, based on the foreground and a color image, a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233845 - Automatic image rectification for visual search: Disclosed is a computing device that can perform automatic image rectification for a visual search. A method implemented at a computing device includes receiving one or more images from an image capture device, storing the one or more images with the computing device, building a three dimensional (3D) geometric model... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140233846 - Method for auto-depicting trends in object contours: Disclosed herein is a method for auto-depicting trends in object contours (referred to as ADTOC). At the heart of ADTOC is a sifting process to determine a significant angular value via evaluating a plurality of angular values in a predefined range. ADTOC is characterized in that a probe-ahead concept is... Agent: Iei Integration Corp.
20140233849 - Method for single-view hair modeling and portrait editing: The invention discloses a method for single-view hair modeling and portrait editing. The method is capable of 3D structure reconstruction for individual's hairstyle in an input image, and it requires only a small amount of user inputs to bring about a variety of portrait editing functions; after steps of image... Agent: Zhejiang University
20140233847 - Networked capture and 3d display of localized, segmented images: Systems, devices and methods are described including receiving a source image having a foreground portion and a background portion, where the background portion includes image content of a three-dimensional (3D) environment. A camera pose of the source image may be determined by comparing features of the source image to image... Agent:
20140233850 - Method for determining the luminance of traffic signs and device for implementing same: The method of the invention comprises: obtaining a sequence of at least two images, with different levels of illumination; extracting the region containing the sign in the image; calculating the luminance values of the signs; and obtaining the difference in luminance of the sign corresponding to the two levels of... Agent: Dbi/cidaut Technologies, LLC
20140233852 - Detecting objects in images using color histograms: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for detecting objects in images using color histograms are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein include determining differences between bin values of a first color histogram corresponding to an object and respective adjusted bin values of a second color histogram corresponding to a first subregion... Agent: The Nielsen Company (us), LLC
20140233851 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and non-transitory computer-readable medium: An aspect of the present invention provides an image processing apparatus including: a people detecting unit that detects image portions of faces of a plurality of people in an image; and an image converting unit that enlarges a portion below a horizontal line segment of the image in a manner... Agent:
20140233853 - Method and system for generating shallow depth of field effect: Methods and systems for generating a shallow depth of field effect for a digitally captured image are provided. At least one region of interest (ROI) and at least one non-interest region are defined in the captured image. A difference in focus or object distance is calculated between the ROI and... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20140233856 - Method for constructing a composite image incorporating a hidden authentication image: A method is provided for constructing a composite image having an authentication image formed therein. The authentication image is viewable using a decoder lens having one or more decoder lens frequencies. The method includes generating two gray-scale component images having tonal areas that are tonally balanced around at least one... Agent:
20140233854 - Real time object scanning using a mobile phone and cloud-based visual search engine: A system for tagging an object comprises and interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive an image. The processor is configured to determine a key frame. Determining a key frame comprises determining that the image is stable. The processor is configured to determine a tag for an... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20140233855 - Verifying vendor identification and organization affiliation of an individual arriving at a threshold location: A client captures at least one identification indicator of an individual arriving at a threshold representing themself as a vendor of an organization. The client extracts vendor indicia and organization indicia from the captured identification. The client sends a query comprising the organization indicia to an identification service. Responsive to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140233857 - Hyperspectral image dimension reduction system and method: Provided is a method of hyperspectral image dimension reduction. The method includes receiving a hyperspectral image having a plurality of pixels. A set of basis vectors is established at least in part with respect to the spectral vectors of the initial hyperspectral image. For each pixel of the hyperspectral image,... Agent:
20140233858 - Image creating device, image creating method and recording medium storing program: Disclosed is an image creating device including an extraction section which extracts a plurality of feature parts of a face in an image and a creating section which creates a portrait image of the face on a basis of the feature parts extracted by the extraction section. The device further... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20140233859 - Electronic device and method of determining descriptor thereof: An electronic device and a method of determining brightness gradients of an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store a digital image, and a processor configured to process the digital image, wherein the processor is configured to recognize at least one object of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233860 - Electronic device, electronic device operating method, and computer readable recording medium recording the method: A method for operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting a plurality of feature points in at least a partial region in a digital image, selecting at least two feature points from the detected plurality of feature points, determining whether there is a probability that an object... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140233861 - Method for locating an electronic apparatus: A method for locating an electronic apparatus, the method includes identifying a mobile communication device that is proximate the electronic apparatus; receiving location information embedded in an image file by the mobile communication device and transferred from the mobile communication device; and storing the location information in the electronic apparatus.... Agent:
20140233862 - Local area processing using packed distribution functions: Described herein are devices and techniques for providing adaptable Local Area Processing (LAP) contrast enhancement of imagery by redistributing pixel intensity values in a dynamic range of an imaging device according to a packed statistical distribution function, wherein the redistribution is achieved according to a recursive packing factor.... Agent: Raytheon Company
20140233863 - Crowdsourced search and locate platform: A crowdsourced search and locate platform, comprising an application server and a client interface application. The application server: receives connections from crowdsourcing participants; navigates a first crowdsourcing participant to a specific geospatial location; sends an image corresponding to the geospatial location to the first crowdsourcing participant; receives tagging data from... Agent: Digitalglobe, Inc.
20140233864 - Autogenerating video from text: A method of converting user-selected printed text to a synthesized image sequence is provided. The method includes capturing a first image of printed text and generating a model information associated with the text.... Agent: Elwha LLC08/14/2014 > 68 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.
20140226853 - Enhanceed object detection method using image discontinuousness: An enhanced object detection method uses image discontinuousness for enhancing performance of identifying objects of a specific class in an image data. The method includes retrieving an image data; computing the an image discontinuousness value between a first area and other areas surrounding of the first area, which is with... Agent: Qnap Systems, Inc.
20140226850 - Imaging, object detection, and change detection with a polarized multistatic gpr array: A polarized detection system performs imaging, object detection, and change detection factoring in the orientation of an object relative to the orientation of transceivers. The polarized detection system may operate on one of several modes of operation based on whether the imaging, object detection, or change detection is performed separately... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20140226857 - Information processing system, information processing method and program: Provided are an information processing system, an information processing method and a program that can detect probability whether individuals contacted or not outside the imaging ranges of surveillance cameras. The invention includes: an image receiving unit that receives input of images captured by a plurality of imaging apparatuses including a... Agent: Nec Corporation
20140226856 - Method and apparatus for semi-automatic finger extraction: An image processing device includes: an inputting unit for performing a click on an object image contained in an image to obtain a clicked point; a calculating unit for calculating an edge map of the image; an estimating unit for estimating a color model of the object image based on... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20140226859 - Method of image processing: Disclosed embodiments relate to a systems and methods of identifying a target object in an image using image processing. Template data is stored which represents a template orientation field indicative of an orientation of each of a plurality of features of a template object. Image data may be received and... Agent: Cortexica Vision Systems Limited
20140226858 - Method of tracking object using camera and camera system for object tracking: Disclosed herein is a method of object tracking using a camera system. A preview image is displayed on a display unit of the camera system. A plurality of objects of interest is selected from the preview image. The plurality of objects of interest is tracked to determine respective priorities. Autofocus... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140226852 - Methods and systems for multimedia trajectory annotation: A system and method of providing annotated trajectories by receiving image frames from a video camera and determining a location based on the image frames from the video camera. The system and method can further include the steps of determining that the location is associated with a preexisting annotation and... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140226861 - Person-based video summarization by tracking and clustering temporal face sequences: A method for finding a temporal face sequence (412) includes, with a physical computing system (100), analyzing frames within a shot within a video, applying a face detection function to the frames, and in response to detecting a face within one of the frames, tracing a person associated with the... Agent:
20140226860 - Photonic fence: A system for tracking airborne organisms includes an imager, a backlight source (such as a retroreflective surface) in view of the imager, and a processor configured to analyze one or more images captured by the processor to identify a biological property of an organism.... Agent:
20140226855 - Subject sensing in an environment: A multimodal sensor network is designed to extract a plurality of fundamental properties associated with subject sensing. In one aspect, such network can combine cameras distributed in an environment with inertial sensors available in subjects' wearable devices. The network can permit anonymous detection, counting, and localization of one or more... Agent: Yale University
20140226851 - Systems, devices, and methods for mapping devices to realize building automation and energy management: The present disclosure is generally directed to systems and methods for mapping components of an automation system. More particularly, the present disclosure includes systems, devices, and methods for intelligently controlling one or more energy-consuming devices in a structure such as a residential, commercial, or industrial building. One embodiment includes a... Agent: Green Edge Technologies, Inc.
20140226854 - Three-dimensional region of interest tracking based on key frame matching: A method and system for key frame based region of interest (ROI) tracking is disclosed. The method includes storing a key ROI set in a key ROI buffer, the key ROI set including at least one key ROI; designating one of the key ROI in the key ROI set as... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20140226863 - Projection of a plurality of structured light patterns: Systems and methods may provide for projection of a plurality of structured light patterns. In one example, the method may include generating a low-resolution pattern image utilizing a returned image, wherein the low-resolution pattern image is an approximation of an image that would have been generated utilizing a low-resolution pattern... Agent:
20140226862 - System for forming an image on flexographic media: A system for forming an image on a flexographic media includes a digital front end that provides a screened image; locating transition points from data regions to non-data regions in said screened image; determining a distance between pixels in adjacent data and non-data regions; if the distance is greater than... Agent:
20140226864 - Camera aided motion direction and speed estimation: Methods and devices for camera aided motion direction and speed estimation are disclosed. The method of determining position characteristics of a mobile device comprises capturing a plurality of images that represent views from the mobile device, adjusting perspectives of the plurality of images based at least in part on an... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140226868 - Image matching system using topologically equivalent correspondences: A method, system and computer program product for matching images is provided. The images to be matched are represented by feature points and feature vectors and orientations associated with the feature points. First, putative correspondences are determined by using feature vectors. A subset of putative correspondences is selected and the... Agent: A9.com, Inc.
20140226865 - Object detection using motion estimation: Systems and methods of detecting an object using motion estimation may include a processor and motion estimation and object detection logic coupled to the processor. The motion estimation and object detection logic may be configured to include logic to detect an object in a frame of a video based on... Agent:
20140226866 - Standardizing fluorescence microscopy systems: Systems and methods for standardizing one or more fluorescence scanning instruments to a reference system by separating the effects of drift and normalization. In an embodiment, a drift image comprising an image of a drift reference slide is captured by a system to be standardized. A drift measurement is calculated... Agent: Aperio Technologies, Inc.
20140226869 - System and method for photographing moving subject by means of fixed camera, and acquiring projection image of actual movement trajectory of subject based on photographed image: The present invention relates to a system and method for photographing a moving subject by means of a fixed camera, and acquiring a projection image of the actual movement trajectory of the subject on the basis of the photographed image. One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for... Agent: Creatz Inc.
20140226867 - Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring and controlling a controlled space: A computer-implemented method for monitoring and controlling a controlled space. The method includes partitioning a controlled space into one or more regions; evaluating motion within the controlled space; determining occupancy within the one or more regions. The method may also include adjusting conditions within the controlled space based on whether... Agent: Utah State University
20140226870 - Device for treating and processing food products and food components: The present invention relates to a food processing device, for example but not exclusively, a gripper, a conveying hook, or a collection cup (1), having at least one processing surface portion of matt stainless steel having the following roughness characteristics:—a roughness value Ra, 0.2≦Ra≦1.2 (μm), and—a peak density value Rpc,... Agent: Moba Group B.v.
20140226871 - Method for the detection of egg yolk: The present invention relates to a method for the detection of egg yolk in albumen, for example, but not exclusively, at least one yolk spot, comprising,—breaking an egg,—separating albumen and yolk,—collecting albumen and yolk separately in a yolk cup and in an albumen cup,—imaging of the albumen cup substantially from... Agent: Moba Group B.v.
20140226872 - Apparatus and method for biometric authentication: A biometric authentication system includes: an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of a living body; a light source with a predetermined wavelength band; an authentication information storage unit for, if light is emitted by the light source, setting a predetermined distance for a first distance to a first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20140226873 - System and method for comparing documents: The present invention relates to a system and a method for comparing information contained on at least two documents belonging to an entity. The present invention includes at least one device configured to receive information from at least one first document and at least one second document; then, compare at... Agent: Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc.
20140226874 - Method and system to authenticate an object: The system and methods disclosed herein validate the authenticity of a document and an individual's claimed identity. The system and method use a validation facility that is configurable to compare and match characteristics of biometric and non-biometric data presented by an individual with biometric and non-biometric data received from a... Agent: Morphotrust Usa, Inc.
20140226875 - Method of searching for parameterized contours for comparing irises: A method for detecting outlines for iris comparison comprises a step of selecting N candidate outlines of circular form by applying a circle search technique to an image of edges of an iris. It also comprises a step of optimizing the form and the position of the N candidate outlines,... Agent: Thales
20140226876 - System and method for the long range acquisition of iris images from stationary and mobile subjects: Described is a system which is capable of capturing images of the iris up to distances of 11 meters with a resolution of 150-200 pixels across the diameter. The system incorporates velocity estimation and focus tracking modules such that that images may be acquired from moving subjects.... Agent:
20140226878 - Deconvolution of digital images: A method for deconvolution of digital images includes obtaining a degraded image from a digital sensor, a processor accepting output from the digital sensor and recognizing a distorted element within the image. The distorted element is compared with a true shape of the element to produce a degrading function. The... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140226877 - Method, apparatus and computer readable recording medium for managing a reference face database to improve face recognition performance under a restricted memory environment: Various embodiments of the present disclosure presents a method for managing a reference face database to improve face recognition performance under a restricted memory environment, said method comprising: acquiring a new input face image; determining a classification condition corresponding to the input face image with reference to classification conditions of... Agent:
20140226879 - Fingerprint imaging and quality characterization: A fingerprint processing system comprises a fingerprint sensor configured to generate an image of a fingerprint, and a processor configured to process the fingerprint image. The processor is operable to generate a ridge flow map comprising ridge flow vectors characterizing the fingerprint, and a multi-layer decomposition based on the ridge... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140226880 - Reorientation of cardiac images: In a method for estimating an orientation of a cardiac long axis from corresponding early frame and late frame images implemented in a computerized processor, a bounding box of the myocardium is defined in the late frame image and the bounding box is applied to the early frame image. A... Agent:
20140226882 - Simultaneous segmentation and grading of structures for state determination: Applicants have discovered a new low-cost and accessible method and apparatus that allowing for quicker and more precise state determinations based on medical images. The method and apparatus are non-intrusive and require providing a medical image of a subject and determining a state based on a comparison to a training... Agent: Mcgill University
20140226881 - Three-dimensional single-molecule fluorescence imaging beyond the diffraction limit using a double-helix point spread function: Embodiments of the present invention can resolve molecules beyond the optical diffraction limit in three dimensions. A double-helix point spread function can be used to in conjunction with a microscope to provide dual-lobed images of a molecule. Based on the rotation of the dual-lobed image, the axial position of the... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Colorado
20140226883 - Residual activity correction at reconstruction: In a method for correcting for residual activity due to an earlier tracer in a later PET or SPECT scan image at reconstruction, thereby generating a residual-corrected later image the residual activity is estimated by detecting the time of an introduction of a tracer for the later PET or SPECT... Agent:
20140226887 - Medical image processing device and medical image processing method: With respect to projection data covering a plurality of sites, in order to create a medical image in which a uniform noise reduction effect is achieved for all sites within the projection data, an arithmetic device (5) determines one or more of proper subsets on the basis of scanning conditions... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20140226891 - Method and device for correction of movement artifacts in a computed tomography image: A method for correction of movement artifacts in a computed tomography image that is reconstructed from a plurality of computed tomography projection images is provided. Using all projection images of the plurality of computed tomography projection images, an average position of an examination area of an examination object in the... Agent:
20140226884 - Method for simulating thoracic 4dct: Four-dimensional (4D) computed tomography (CT) is simulated by first generating a surface mesh from a single thoracic CT scan. Tetrahedralization is applied to the surface mesh to obtain a first volume mesh. Finite element analysis, using boundary constraints and load definitions, is applied to the first volume mesh to obtain... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20140226888 - Method, systems and computer program products for medical brian imaging analysis: A method for analyzing brain images includes receiving a plurality of three-dimensional image datasets comprising a plurality of voxels for a corresponding plurality of subjects; dividing the plurality of three-dimensional image datasets into at least a first and a second group; dividing the first group into A1 to An subgroups;... Agent:
20140226885 - Multiple image generation from a single patient scan: Methods and systems for generating images. One system includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive image generation settings, receive projection data generated by a CT scan of an object, and automatically generate a first three-dimensional data set based on the projection data, wherein the first three-dimensional data set... Agent: Dental Imaging Technologies Corporation
20140226886 - Registration method of images for surgery: In order for registration of images for surgery, first, a three-dimensional reference image of a surgical area of a patient before surgery is acquired. Then, a grating-pattern light is provided towards the surgical area to acquire a first measurement image. Thereafter, a preliminary registration is performed between the acquired first... Agent: Koh Young Technology Inc.
20140226890 - Simple method to denoise ratio images in magnetic resonance imaging: A simple method to denoise ratio images in magnetic resonance imaging, includes generating a MRI sequence provided for acquiring data from an object to be imaged, wherein the MRI sequence is configured for generating at least two different standard images, respectively a first standard image and a second standard image,... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschat
20140226889 - Systems and methods for image segmentation using target image intensity: The system and method of the invention combines target image intensity into a maximum likelihood estimate (MLE) framework as in STAPLE to take advantage of both intensity-based segmentation and statistical label fusion based on atlas consensus and performance level, abbreviated iSTAPLE. The MLE framework is then solved using a modified... Agent: General Electric Company
20140226892 - Method and device for visually inspecting objects to be tested during the production and/or packaging of cigarettes: A method and a device for the optical testing of objects during the production and/or packaging of cigarettes, in particular of cigarette packs and/or blanks for cigarette packs and/or overprints and/or print substrates on or for cigarette packs, with the aid of a suitable testing device. For at least one... Agent: Focke & Co. (gmbh & Co. Kg)
20140226894 - Measuring form changes of a substrate: m
20140226893 - Method and system for image-based defect alignment: The present disclosure provides one embodiment of a method for defect diagnosis to a semiconductor wafer. The method includes collecting raw data that include a defect image (IMG), defect coordinate-on-wafer (CW) and layout database (DB); performing an image-based defect alignment to IMG according to CW and DB; and compensating coordinate... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20140226897 - Device and method for measuring diameter of cylindrical object: Imaging a cylindrical object, left and right viewpoint images are stored to a data memory. To calculate a diameter D of the cylindrical object, a pair of measurement points designated on outlines of the left viewpoint image and corresponding points that are set on outlines of the right viewpoint image... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20140226896 - Face impression analyzing method, aesthetic counseling method, and face image generating method: The face impression analyzing device (100) includes a facial form acquiring unit (10), a face component analyzing unit (50), a face impression determining unit (60), and a storage unit (70). The facial form acquiring unit (10) acquires facial form information representing a form of a face surface of a subject.... Agent: Kao Corporation
20140226895 - Feature point based robust three-dimensional rigid body registration: A method and system for registration of three-dimensional (3D) image frames is disclosed. The method includes receiving two point clouds representing two 3D image frames obtained at two time instances; locating the origins for the two point clouds; constructing two 2D grids for representing the two point clouds, wherein each... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20140226899 - Method and device for filtering a disparity map: The invention relates to a method for filtering a disparity map associated with one of the views of a stereoscopic image comprising the steps of identifying the pixels (xn) with which is associated an erroneous disparity value (d(xn)) by comparison with the disparity values of the neighbouring pixels (xn−1, xn+1)... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20140226898 - Variable-depth stereotactic surface projections: An implementation of SSP using variable depth for the vectors extending normal to the surface voxels of the brain so as to avoid white matter uptake extraction is provided. The implementation also provides the possibility to compare SSP for an individual amyloid imaging agent image to a SSP normal database... Agent: Ge Healthcare Limited
20140226900 - Methods for extracting objects from digital images and for performing color change on the object: Computerized method for separating an object in a digital image and for performing color change on an object within a digital image. The steps include: obtaining a digital image; receiving a selection of an object within the digital image; selecting a plurality of representative pixels estimated to be within the... Agent: Eyesmatch Ltd.
20140226902 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: a reduced image generation unit configured to obtain a reduced image; a gain data generation unit configured to obtain gain data; and a determination unit configured to determine a control gain required to amplify the input image based on the generated gain data, and letting... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140226901 - Method and system for enhancing user experience for remoting technologies: The disclosure herein describes a client-side system that enhances user experience on a remoting client without consuming additional network bandwidth. During operation, the system receives a sequence of frame updates for a display screen, and determines a sequence of frames corresponding to the frame updates. The system further adaptively applies... Agent: Vmware, Inc.
20140226903 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus comprises a region discrimination unit configured to discriminate object regions included in an image; a first calculation unit configured to calculate representative luminance values of a plurality of object regions discriminated by the region discrimination unit; a second calculation unit configured to calculate luminance distribution information... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140226904 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes a network creating unit that creates a network in which respective characters of plural character recognition results are represented as nodes, and in which nodes of adjacent character images are connected with a link, a first determining unit that determines a first candidate boundary in... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20140226905 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: A non-local means method is insufficient in its noise reduction effect or edge retainability due to a perfect match between blocks in a case where a reference pixel matches a target pixel. Therefore, information on a target region and plural reference regions is obtained for the target pixel. Whether the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140226907 - Automated detection of distracting images: A system and method are disclosed for detecting when an image provided by a user for inclusion in a web page may be distracting to viewers of the web page. In one implementation, a computer system determines a measure of visual complexity of an image (e.g., a measure based on... Agent: Google Inc.
20140226906 - Image matching method and apparatus: Methods and apparatus are provided for image matching. A first image is received via an external input. One or more feature points are extracted from the first image. One or more descriptors are generated for the first image based on the one or more feature points. The first image is... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20140226908 - Object detection apparatus, object detection method, storage medium, and integrated circuit: An object detection apparatus, a program, and an integrated circuit enable the contour of an object to be detected in an appropriate manner in an image including an object and its background with almost no contrast between them in a predetermined direction of the image. A vertical direction edge extraction... Agent: Megachips Corporation
20140226909 - Method of automatic management of a collection of images and corresponding device: The proliferation of digital devices has favored an explosion of the amount of image data stored by a user, and it is quite easy for a user to end up with many image duplicates in the user's image library. Prior art solutions can still be optimized with regard to detection... Agent:
20140226910 - Identifying prohibited information within and item image: Techniques for identifying prohibited information within an image are described. For example, a machine accesses an image that depicts an item. The image may include prohibited information that is disallowed in accordance with a policy. The machine identifies the prohibited information within the image based on an analysis of the... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20140226911 - Image processing device: A decoder decodes compressed image data in units of blocks and writes the decoded data in the blocks into a decoded data memory. A progress notification unit generates a progress signal indicating a state of progress that data is being decoded or written into the decoded data memory by the... Agent: Renesas Electronics Corporation
20140226912 - Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding intra prediction mode: An image decoding method, according to the present invention, includes the steps of: deriving an MPM candidate mode from neighboring blocks adjacent to a target block to be decoded; generating an MPM list using the MPM candidate mode derived from the neighboring blocks; and deriving an intra prediction mode for... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140226913 - Method and system for matching an image using image patches: A method, system and computer program product for encoding an image is provided. The image that needs to be represented is represented in the form of a Gaussian pyramid which is a scale-space representation of the image and includes several pyramid images. The feature points in the pyramid images are... Agent: A9.com, Inc.
20140226914 - Method and apparatus for viewing images: A computer-implemented method for viewing images on an interactive computing device comprises displaying an image from a stack comprising a display image and at least one compressed sub-image of nominally the same scene, each of the sub-images of the stack having been acquired at respective focal distances. Responsive to a... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20140226915 - Image processing device, image processing method, image capturing device, computer program, and recording medium: An image processing device (21) is provided with: a noise suppression processor (23) for creating a noise-reduced image (NRs) by executing spatial filtering on a plurality of pixels, which fall within a reference range that includes a pixel of interest, in an input image (Is); and a distortion correction processor... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20140226916 - No-reference spatial aliasing measure for digital image resizing: A method includes identifying an area in an image that is associated with strong directional energy. The method further includes determining a first estimate of signal energy for the area and a second estimate of aliasing energy for the area. The method further includes estimating a severity of an aliasing... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20140226917 - Storing location information with metadata of visual media: A device to detect location data, store a first location of the device within metadata of visual media if the location data is available, and store a second location within the metadata of the visual media if the location data is unavailable.... Agent:08/07/2014 > 89 patent applications in 43 patent subcategories.
20140219495 - Method and system for adding and detecting watermark: A watermarking method and system are provided. The watermarking system includes a server and a client in communication with each other. At first, the client sends a login request to the server. The server authenticates an access right of the client to access specific multimedia data and generates an identification... Agent: Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited
20140219496 - Systems and methods for generating bookmark video fingerprints: Systems and methods for replacing original media bookmarks of at least a portion of a digital media file with replacement bookmarks is described. A media fingerprint engine detects the location of the original fingerprints associated with the portion of the digital media file and a region analysis algorithm characterizes regions... Agent:
20140219498 - Data acquisition method and device for motion recognition, motion recognition system and computer readable storage medium: A data acquisition method and device for motion recognition, a motion recognition system and a computer readable storage medium are disclosed. The data acquisition device for motion recognition comprises: an initial motion recognition module adapted to perform an initial recognition with respect to motion data collected by a sensor and... Agent:
20140219500 - Image reporting method: An image reporting method is provided. The image reporting method comprises the steps of retrieving an image representation of a sample structure from an image source; mapping a generic structure to the sample structure, the generic structure being related to the sample structure; determining a region of interest within the... Agent:
20140219504 - Object detection device: It's an object of the invention to provide an object detection device capable of detecting an object for detection in an input image with high precision. In an object detection device 1, a detection window setting unit 11 receives a photographic image 21 photographed by a camera. The detection window... Agent: Megachips Corporation
20140219505 - Pedestrian behavior predicting device and pedestrian behavior predicting method: According to the present invention, a pedestrian is detected from an imaged image and a partial image including the pedestrian is extracted, shape information of the pedestrian acquired from the extracted partial image is accumulated and the shape information of a predetermined time before and the current shape information are... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20140219502 - Position and orientation measuring apparatus, information processing apparatus and information processing method: There is provided a position and orientation measurement apparatus, information processing apparatus, and an information processing method, capable of performing robust measurement of a position and orientation. In order to achieve the apparatuses and method, at least one coarse position and orientation of a target object is acquired from an... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140219501 - Recognizing method of flaky or blocky prohibited articles, explosives or drugs: The present invention discloses recognizing methods of flaky or blocky prohibited articles, explosives or drugs. Specifically, the method for recognizing flaky prohibited articles, explosives or drugs comprises steps of: (1) reading in tomogram data of an object to be inspected for one tomogram; (2) pre-processing the tomogram data; (3) splitting... Agent:
20140219497 - Temporal winner takes all spiking neuron network sensory processing apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods for contrast enhancement and feature identification. In one implementation, an image processing apparatus utilizes latency coding and a spiking neuron network to encode image brightness into spike latency. The spike latency is compared to a saliency window in order to detect early responding neurons. Salient features of... Agent: Brain Corporation
20140219503 - Thronging determination device and thronging determination method: A thronging determination device for determining occurrence of a thronging state in which persons are gathered locally, includes an image receiving unit that receives a moving image, an image dividing unit that divides an input image received by the image receiving unit into local regions, and a degree-of-congestion estimating unit... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20140219499 - Visual tracking framework: A computer program product tangibly embodied in a computer-readable storage medium includes instructions that when executed by a processor perform a method. The method includes identifying a frame of a video sequence, transforming a model into an initial guess for how the region appears in the frame, performing an exhaustive... Agent: Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd.
20140219509 - Device and method for measuring the characteristic angles and dimensions of wheels, steering system and chassis of vehicles in general: A device for measuring the characteristic angles and dimensions of wheels, steering system and chassis of vehicles in general, comprising a plurality of three-dimensional optical readers which are functionally connected to a computer and can be arranged peripherally to a vehicle whose dimensions and characteristic angles of wheels, steering system... Agent: Cemb S.p.a.
20140219510 - Driving assistance system: A vehicle (1) having a vehicle information acquisition unit (11) which acquires image captured by a vehicle mounted sensor (20) and a camera (21), a vehicle information transmission unit (13) which transmits vehicle information data indicating information acquired by the vehicle information acquisition unit (11) to a host computer (50),... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20140219507 - Machine vision based obstacle avoidance system: Machine vision based obstacle avoidance system is provided. The system utilizes a CCD camera to capture an image. A normalized image and dynamic masking is used in object detection.... Agent: Indian Institute Of Science
20140219506 - Method and control unit for transmitting data on a current vehicle environment to an headlight control unit of a vehicle: A method for transmitting data on a current vehicle environment to a headlight control unit of a vehicle. In this context, the data were taken using a camera, a plausibility check being able to take place via an additional sensor system. The method includes a step of reading in object... Agent:
20140219508 - Method for controlling a vehicle boot lid of a vehicle and associated vehicle: A method for controlling a vehicle lid of a vehicle includes the following steps: A user is identified in the vicinity of the lid; at least one image of the user is captured by a camera; the captured image is evaluated as to whether the lid needs to be opened;... Agent: Audi Ag
20140219511 - Derivative imaging for subsurface object detection: A series of scans is generated for a subsurface and a derivative image is created using the series of subsurface images. One or more tests are performed on the derivative image, and a subsurface object is detected based on the one or more tests. A sensor is configured to generate... Agent: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
20140219512 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: An information processing apparatus comprises a storage module configured to store feature amounts of standard commodities; an image capturing module configured to photograph a commodity to capture an image of the commodity; an extraction module configured to extract feature amount of the commodity from the image captured by the image... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20140219513 - Probability of accidental garment match: A digital image of a first garment having one or more first garment portions is received. A user has identified the first garment portions as matching one or more corresponding second garment portions of a second garment. The probability of accidental match of the first garment within the digital image... Agent: Quantum Signal, LLC
20140219514 - Automated metric information network: A Metric Information Network (MIN) with a plurality of Ground Control Points (GCPs) that are selected in an automated fashion. The GCP selection includes clustering algorithms as compared to prior art pair-wise matching algorithms. Further, the image processing that takes place in identifying interest points, clustering, and selecting tie points... Agent: Digitalglobe, Inc.
20140219515 - User identification by gesture recognition: A user can be identified and/or authenticated to an electronic device by analyzing aspects of a motion or gesture made by that user. At least one imaging element of the device can capture image information including the motion or gesture, and can determine time-dependent information about that motion or gesture... Agent: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
20140219516 - System and method for iris detection in digital images: A system and a method for iris detection in a face region of a digital image are disclosed. In one embodiment, iris is detected in the face region of the digital image using eye features, such as a shape of the iris and/or luminance values of a sclera region.... Agent: Ittiam Systems (p) Ltd.
20140219518 - Estimating apparatus, method thereof, and computer program product therefor: An estimating apparatus configured to estimate a correct attribute value is provided. The estimating apparatus extracts feature quantities from an image including a person, calculates a first likelihood of the feature quantity for respective attribute classes; calculating second likelihoods for the respective attribute classes from the first likelihoods for the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140219517 - Methods, apparatuses and computer program products for efficiently recognizing faces of images associated with various illumination conditions: An apparatus for recognizing faces with different illuminations may include a processor and memory storing executable computer program code causing the apparatus to at least perform operations including detecting and extracting face data of a first candidate face of a first image and a second candidate face of a second... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20140219519 - Traffic control apparatus, method thereof, and program therefor: There is provided a traffic control apparatus including: an image input unit configured to input an image including a face of a user; a face detecting unit configured to detect a face area of the user from the image; a generating unit configured to obtain a difference between a state... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140219523 - Apparatus and method for fingerprinting sensing: A biometric sensor apparatus and method are disclosed, which may comprise a flexible substrate comprising a first side surface and a second side surface opposing the first side surface; a biometric sensor portion comprising biometric image sensing elements formed on the second side surface forming at least part of a... Agent: Synaptics Incorporated
20140219521 - Biometric sensing device for three dimensional imaging of subcutaneous structures embedded within finger tissue: A system, apparatus and method for obtaining biometric data from characteristics of a fingerprint and obtaining characteristics of subcutaneous structures that are embedded within finger tissue and located in relation to the fingerprint.... Agent: Sonavation, Inc.
20140219520 - Intelligent matcher based on situational or spatial orientation: Predicting likely fingerprint information (most likely finger, orientation, or otherwise), responsive to situational information or spatial orientation, for matching with a function button. The device determines first, second, and further likely choices. Responsive to display orientation and an accelerometer, the device determines whether the function button is on the right... Agent: Apple Inc.
20140219522 - Method for identifying an individual and corresponding device: A method for identifying an individual having at least one physical print that includes at least one fingerprint. The method includes a print marking step by which at least one physical print is marked at at least one minutia. The print marking step comprises either affixing at least one material... Agent: Gemalto Sa
20140219526 - Device and method for classifying a condition based on image analysis: An image analysis device includes circuitry that receives one or more input images and detects a plurality of anatomical landmarks on the one or more input images using a pre-determined face model. The circuitry extracts a plurality of geometric and local texture features based on the plurality of anatomical landmarks.... Agent: Children's National Medical Center
20140219524 - Medical image processing apparatus and method thereof: [Solving Means] A medical image processing apparatus acquires volume data of a heat, detects a three-dimensional left ventricle coordinate system composed of three axes including at least a left ventricle long axis of the heart from the volume data; uses a boundary model expressed in the left ventricle coordinate system... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140219525 - Method to prepare an interventional and/or diagnostic imaging procedure with at least two different medical imaging modalitites: In a method and medical imaging system to prepare an interventional and/or diagnostic imaging procedure to be conducted with at least two different medical imaging modalities of the system, a patient is positioned on a patient support device and the patient support device, together with the patient, are moved into... Agent:
20140219528 - Methods and systems for image data processing: Methods, storage mediums, and systems for image data processing are provided. Embodiments for the methods, storage mediums, and systems include configurations to perform one or more of the following steps: background signal measurement, particle identification using classification dye emission and cluster rejection, inter-image alignment, inter-image particle correlation, fluorescence integration of... Agent: Luminex Corporation
20140219527 - System for frame selection for optimal registration of a multi-frame dataset: A system and method includes data representing a sequence of X-ray images of a portion of patient anatomy acquired over a time interval and signal data representing electrical activity of the heart of the patient over the time interval, determination of a score value for each image of said sequence... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20140219529 - Alterative noise map estimation methods for ct images: Noise map for CT images have been estimated by generalizing the prior art even-and-odd views approach. One example is to estimate a noise map from images reconstructed from three sets of independent views. A second example is to estimate a noise map from images reconstructed by using two sets of... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140219534 - Interactive live segmentation with automatic selection of optimal tomography slice: An apparatus for automatic selection of optimal tomography slices by executing a number of tentative segmentations using the same interactively provided in-slice seed point on some or all available tomography slices. The appropriate segmentation boundaries are then marked and the slice with the best segmentation goodness value (figure of merit)... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140219533 - Magnetic resonance imaging device, and method for generating magnetic susceptibility enhanced image: There is provided a technique for obtaining a magnetic susceptibility-weighted image in which contrast difference of a tissue of interest and a surrounding tissue can be emphasized regardless of the positional relationship of the B0 direction and the imaging slice. A phase image is converted into a susceptibility map not... Agent:
20140219530 - System and method for acquiring optoacoustic data and producing parametric maps using subband acoustic compensation: A method is disclosed for generating sinograms by sampling transducers acoustically coupled with a surface of a volume after a pulse of light, each transducer being associated with a channel in an optoacoustic imaging system, and processing at least two multi-channel sinograms, each corresponding to a different one of the... Agent: Seno Medical Instruments, Inc.
20140219532 - System and method for estimating a quantity of interest of a dynamic artery/tissue/vein system: The invention relates to a system and a method for estimating a quantity of interest of a dynamic artery/tissue/vein system of an elementary volume—referred to as a voxel—of an organ based on medical images according to the methods referred to as oSVD or cSVD. The invention discloses two embodiments which... Agent: Olea Medical
20140219531 - Systems and methods for accelerated dynamic magnetic resonance imaging: Some aspects of the present disclosure relate to systems and methods for accelerated dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In an example embodiment, a method includes acquiring undersampled MRI data corresponding to a set of images associated with an area of interest of a subject, and separating an image of the... Agent: University Of Virginia Licensing And Ventures Group
20140219535 - Systems and methods for detecting the presence of anomalous material within tissue: In one embodiment, the presence of anomalous material within tissue is detected by scanning a patient using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to obtain MRI data, identifying individual voxels of the MRI data, identifying multiple parameters of each voxel, and determining as to each voxel based upon the identified parameters the... Agent:
20140219536 - Image analysis apparatus, radiation imaging apparatus, image analysis method, and storage medium: An image analysis apparatus detects a periodic signal corresponding to an arrangement of a grid, which is required to reduce scattered radiation components from an object, from an image obtained by radiation imaging using the grid. The image analysis apparatus includes: a setting unit configured to set a plurality of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140219537 - Vascular outlining with ostia visualization: An apparatus and a related method of processing a 2D projection image (110a-b) taken of a tubular structure comprising two or more tubes. One of the tubes branches off from the other at a sidewall opening. The apparatus is configured to estimate a position of the sidewall opening. The estimation... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20140219538 - Method and software for analysing microbial growth: A method for analysing microbial growth on a solid culture medium, the method including obtaining image data of the solid culture medium and any microbial growth, generating an associated feature vector of values obtained by applying one or more filters to the image data, using a classifier to classify each... Agent:
20140219539 - Image diagnostic device and image assessment method: Provided is an image diagnostic device with which the start and end of the in-flow of a contrast medium are automatically assessed. An image diagnostic device assesses the start and end times of the in-flow of a contrast medium into organs in a lifeform which is a subject. The image... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20140219540 - Method and apparatus for ocr detection of valuable documents by means of a matrix camera: The invention relates to a method for OCR detection of valuable documents in a cash dispenser in the case of which an image of the valuable document is detected by means of a digital video or matrix camera. A Hough transformation is used to calculate edge lines of the valuable... Agent: Wincor Nixdorf International Gmbh
20140219541 - Method for determining markings in relief on the outer surface of the sidewall of a tyre: A method of determining relief markings on a tyre's sidewall surface includes assigning, to each pixel of a three-dimensional image of the surface, a grey-level value proportional to an elevation point corresponding to the pixel, to obtain a starting image. Using linear structuring elements of successively increasing sizes and oriented... Agent: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin
20140219542 - Method of generating height information in circuit board inspection apparatus: A method of generating height information in a circuit board inspection apparatus, first, obtaining a first image corresponding to a first area and a second image corresponding to a second area with partially overlapped to the first area of a test board. Next, the first image and the second image... Agent: Koh Young Technology Inc
20140219543 - Defect determination in integrated circuit manufacturing process: A method includes inspecting a wafer to find a first potential defect having a first wafer coordinate, and capturing a patch image of the first potential defect from the wafer. The patch image is compared with patterns of a wafer representation to find a first layout coordinate of a location... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20140219544 - Detecting defects on a wafer using defect-specific and multi-channel information: Methods and systems for detecting defects on a wafer using defect-specific and multi-channel information are provided. One method includes acquiring information for a target on a wafer. The target includes a pattern of interest (POI) formed on the wafer and a known defect of interest (DOI) occurring proximate to or... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation
20140219546 - Method and apparatus for reviewing defect: A method for reviewing defect, comprising the steps of: as an image acquisition step, imaging a surface of a sample using arbitrary image acquisition condition selected from a plurality of image acquisition conditions and obtaining a defect image; as a defect position calculation step, proceeding the defect image obtained by... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20140219545 - Semiconductor inspection system: When the lengths of FEM wafers are automatically measured, not only the sizes of targets, the lengths of which are to be measured, are often varied from those in registration, but also the patterns of the targets are often deformed. Therefore, it is difficult to automatically determine whether the length... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20140219551 - 3d photo creation system and method: The present application is directed to a 3D photo creation system and method, wherein the 3D photo creation system including: a stereo image input module configurated to input a stereo image; wherein the stereo image comprises a left eye image and a right eye image; a depth estimation module configurated... Agent: City Image Technology Ltd.
20140219549 - Method and apparatus for active stereo matching: An active stereo matching method includes extracting a pattern from a stereo image, generating a depth map through a stereo matching using the extracted pattern, calculating an aggregated cost for a corresponding disparity using a window kernel generated using the extracted pattern and a cost volume generated for the stereo... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20140219548 - Method and system for on-site learning of landmark detection models for end user-specific diagnostic medical image reading: A method and system for on-line learning of landmark detection models for end-user specific diagnostic image reading is disclosed. A selection of a landmark to be detected in a 3D medical image is received. A current landmark detection result for the selected landmark in the 3D medical image is determined... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20140219547 - Method for increasing resolutions of depth images: A resolution of a low resolution depth image is increased by applying joint geodesic upsampling to a high resolution image to obtain a geodesic distance map. Depths in the low resolution depth image are interpolated using the geodesic distance map to obtain a high resolution depth image. The high resolution... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc
20140219550 - Silhouette-based pose estimation: Estimating a pose of an articulated 3D object model (4) by a computer is done by •obtaining a sequence of source images (10) and therefrom corresponding source image segments (13) with objects (14) separated from the image background; •matching such a sequence (51) with sequences (52) of reference silhouettes (13′),... Agent: Liberovision Ag
20140219552 - Denoising of images with nonstationary noise: An input image is denoised by first constructing a pixel-wise noise variance map from the input image. The noise has spatially varying variances. The input image is partitioned into patches using the noise variance map. An intermediate image is determined from the patches. Collaborative filtering is applied to each patch... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
20140219553 - Method for improving classification results of a classifier: A method for improving classification results of a classifier including receiving classification results for a plurality of elements that have been classified by a classifier as one of a plurality of classes, constructing a graph having a plurality of nodes, each node corresponding to one of the elements, and a... Agent:
20140219554 - Pattern recognition apparatus, method thereof, and program product therefor: When a feature vector is converted to a reduced vector, a converting unit samples N components of interest from the M components of the feature vector, executes the process of calculating one component of the reduced vector from the N components of interest by d times to create the d-dimensional... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140219555 - Method for detecting and removing scrolling texts during video communication: A method for detecting and removing scrolling texts comprising a step of using an adaptive transient difference processing of video communication to conduct frame calculation, wherein the adaptive transient difference processing takes first N frames fjkt−N and a current frame fjkt, and subtracts them to obtain a frame difference; and... Agent: National Yunlin University Of Science And Technology
20140219556 - Generalized robust multichannel feature detector: A method can include performing a local search for a local optimal color within a local neighborhood of a multichannel image, projecting the local neighborhood of the multichannel image to a single-channel basis, and applying a single-channel detector to this projected local neighborhood.... Agent: Intel Corporation
20140219557 - Image identification method, electronic device, and computer program product: An image identification method, an electronic device with image identification function and a computer program product executing the image identification method with a software program are provided. The image identification method comprises steps of: proceeding texture feature extraction on a color source image to obtain a plurality of texture parameters;... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20140219558 - Mixed mode for frame buffer compression: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for compressing image data using mixed mode compression schemes. A mixed mode compression scheme can reduce the amount of data stored in a frame buffer to reduce power costs of an image display system. In some implementations, mixed mode compression can be suitable... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140219559 - Apparatus and method for segmenting an image: A method and system for segmenting a plurality of images. The method comprises the steps of segmenting the image through a novel clustering technique that is, generating a composite depth map including temporally stable segments of the image as well as segments in subsequent images that have changed. These changes... Agent:
20140219560 - Rule-based segmentation for objects with frontal view in color images: A method of labeling pixels in an image in which pixels in the image that represent human skin of one or more people are detected and one or more regions in the image are identified, where each region in the one or more regions includes all or a portion of... Agent: Flashfoto, Inc.
20140219561 - Character segmentation device and character segmentation method: A character segmentation section, for segmenting characters of a character line may include a minimum pixel-value curve creating section configured to extract a smallest pixel value in pixels composing a pixel line arranged in a direction orthogonal to a character line direction in said multi-level image data and create a... Agent: Nidec Sankyo Corporation
20140219562 - System and methods for arabic text recognition based on effective arabic text feature extraction: A method for automatically recognizing Arabic text includes building an Arabic corpus comprising Arabic text files written in different writing styles and ground truths corresponding to each of the Arabic text files, storing writing-style indices in association with the Arabic text files, digitizing an Arabic word to form an array... Agent: King Abdulaziz City For Science & Technology
20140219563 - Label-embedding for text recognition: A system and method for comparing a text image and a character string are provided. The method includes embedding a character string into a vectorial space by extracting a set of features from the character string and generating a character string representation based on the extracted features, such as a... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20140219564 - Electronic device and handwritten document processing method: According to one embodiment, an electronic device includes a display processor, a transmitter and a receiver. The display processor displays on a screen a handwritten document including a plurality of strokes described by handwriting. The transmitter transmits to a system a handwritten part designated by a select range on the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20140219565 - Multiple-input handwriting recognition system and measure thereof: Disclosed is a handwriting recognition system with a plurality of input modes, including a storage unit, a touch screen display unit, and a processing unit. The storage unit stores character fonts; each of the character fonts corresponds to at least one of the input modes. The touch screen display unit... Agent: Inventec Appliances Corp.
20140219568 - Automated user information provision using images: A method for automated user information provision using an image includes requesting at least one user information image in response to receiving a user information form from a requesting entity over a network. The at least one user information image is received from a camera. The at least one user... Agent: Ebay Inc.
20140219567 - Keypoint descriptor generation by complex wavelet analysis: The present application relates to a method of generating a keypoint descriptor for identifying an object in an image or a sequence of images, the keypoint descriptor being substantially invariant to a transformation of the object in the image. The method includes receiving object data representing an object for identification... Agent: Cortexica Vision Systems Limited
20140219566 - Methods and systems for content processing: Cell phones and other portable devices are equipped with a variety of technologies by which existing functionality can be improved, and new functionality can be provided. Some relate to visual search capabilities, and responding to different image inputs and different contexts. Others relate to processing of image data. Still others... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20140219570 - Automated analysis of a motion: Generating an analysis of a motion is disclosed. A first computing device receives image data that includes a set of user images. Each user image in the set corresponds to a stage of a plurality of consecutive stages of the motion and depicts a user at the corresponding stage. For... Agent: Coley Sports And Entertainment LLC
20140219569 - Image recognition system and method for identifying similarities in different images: Embodiments for determining the similarity of different images are generally described herein. In some embodiments, image features of different images are converted to clusters, the clusters from each image are sorted based on one or more attributes of the clusters, and a plurality of three-point sets are generated for each... Agent: Raytheon Company
20140219571 - Time-based sentiment analysis for product and service features: Provided are a method, computer program product and system for reporting time-based sentiment for a product. Text analysis is performed on at least one communication. At least one feature for the product is determined based on the text analysis. A sentiment value is generated for the at least one feature... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20140219572 - Enhanced video encoding using depth information: The invention is directed to systems, methods and computer program products for enhancing video encoding using depth information. An exemplary method comprises: determining, using a computing device, depth information associated with a first object in an image; determining, based on the depth information, that the first object is an object... Agent: Sony Mobile Communications Ab
20140219573 - Pattern mode for frame buffer compression: Certain aspects relate to systems and techniques for compressing image data using pattern mode compression schemes. A pattern mode compression scheme can reduce the amount of data stored in a frame buffer to reduce power costs of an image display system. In some implementations, pattern mode compression can be suitable... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20140219574 - System and method for digital image signal compression using intrinsic images: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image, in a computer memory, generating an intrinsic image corresponding to... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20140219576 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: An image processing apparatus comprises a captured image data acquisition unit configured to acquire captured image data, an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information of object distances of objects, a refocus image generation unit configured to generate a refocus image at a predetermined focus position in the captured image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20140219575 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for processing of images: In accordance with an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method comprises determining a plurality of first pixels having resemblance with a second pixel associated with an image based on a depth information of the image. The method further comprises replacing the second pixel... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20140219577 - Symmetric filter arithmetic apparatus and symmetric filter arithmetic method: A symmetric filter arithmetic apparatus includes a first data shuffling unit which reads a first data string that is a plurality of consecutive pieces of data from a register file and extract, from the first data string, a left-side data string that is a plurality of consecutive pieces of data... Agent:
20140219578 - Image processing method: An image processing method is provided and includes the following steps. A source image arranged in a Bayer pattern is captured. A first-order image process is performed on the source image to produce a first image in YCbCr format. A second-order image process is performed on the source image to... Agent:
20140219579 - Applying rapid numerical approximation of convolutions with filters for image processing purposes: A computer implemented method for A computer implemented method for applying a numerical approximation of a convolution of image I as represented by hierarchical signals al of level l with filter f, said method including the steps of: generating a forward transformation by applying a convolution between al and kernel... Agent: Yissum Research Development Compan
20140219580 - Systems and methods for performing object selection: Various embodiments are disclosed for selecting a region of interest within an object. One embodiment is a method for editing a digital image in an image editing device. The method comprises obtaining a first position within a digital image, the first position being specified by a pointer. The method further... Agent: Cyberlink Corp.
20140219582 - Image composition apparatus and method: Image composition apparatuses and methods are provided. The image composition method includes the steps of receiving a plurality of images having at least partial common scene, performing analysis on the plurality of images to determine at least one image feature of the plurality of images, determining at least two sub-regions... Agent: Htc Corporation
20140219581 - Method and electronic device for creating a combined image: The object is achieved by a method in an electronic device for creating a combined image. The method comprises obtaining (701) a first set of at least two sub-images recorded by an array camera. The method further comprises obtaining (702) a second set of at least two sub-images recorded by... Agent:
20140219583 - Personal information display system and associated method: A system for identification and/or authentication of a user in a travel terminal, the system comprising: a multiuser interactive screen having one or more interaction zones, with which a user can interact; an image generation system for generating information on the interaction zone to provide information to the user with... Agent: Amadeus S.a.s.Previous industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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