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Image analysis

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07/10/2014 > 73 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20140193028 - Apparatus and method to embed searchable information into a file, encryption, transmission, storage and retrieval: A cell phone is disclosed for acquiring information to be transmitted to a receiving facility and for transmitting such thereto. A capture device captures information from an external source. A stamping device is provided for associating with the captured information a representation of the date and time of the capture... Agent: Myport Technologies, Inc.

20140193027 - Search and identification of video content: Methods and systems for searching for and retrieving video content via fingerprint matching are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access an index of reference fingerprints, such as quantized values associated with multiple values calculated from patches of a frame, that are associated with sequential frames of... Agent:

20140193031 - Compressive sensing with local geometric features: Methods and apparatuses for compressive sensing that enable efficient recovery of features in an input signal based on acquiring a few measurements corresponding to the input signal. One method of compressive sensing includes folding an image to generate first and second folds, and recovering a feature of the image based... Agent: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

20140193036 - Display device and method for adjusting observation distances thereof: A method for adjusting an observation distances between an user and a display device is provided. When the display device determines that the user is squinting and determines a distance value between the user and the display device is larger than a predetermined value, the display device controls a driving... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140193037 - Displaying an image on multiple dynamically located displays: Moving and/or still image(s) are aligned to multiple display devices. One or more display devices may be connected to a system using a variety of communicative connections. One or more imaging devices may be used to capture images of a plurality of display devices while the display devices display one... Agent:

20140193030 - Gesture pre-processing of video stream with hold-off period to reduce platform power: Techniques are disclosed for processing a video stream to reduce platform power by employing a stepped and distributed pipeline process, wherein CPU-intensive processing is selectively performed. In one example case, the techniques are implemented in a user's computer system wherein initial threshold detection (image disturbance) and optionally user presence (e.g.,... Agent:

20140193038 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An information processing system that acquires an image captured by an image pickup unit; acquires one or a plurality of templates each including one or a plurality of fields; compares the image to the one or plurality of templates; and outputs a result based on the comparison, the result indicating... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140193032 - Image super-resolution for dynamic rearview mirror: Method for applying super-resolution to images captured by a camera device of a vehicle includes receiving a plurality of image frames captured by the camera device. For each image frame, a region of interest is identified within the image frame requiring resolution related to detail per pixel to be increased.... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140193035 - Method and device for head tracking and computer-readable recording medium: The present disclosure is directed to performing head tracking. The method comprises: (a) receiving an input of an image including a facial area; and (b) tracking a movement of the facial area. The step (b) comprises: (b-1) if a rotation angle of a facial area is within a predetermined angle... Agent:

20140193033 - Method and device for road sign recognition: A method and a device are provided for recognizing road signs in image data. The method includes, but is not limited to segmenting an object in the image data that is a road sign for a predefined probability. A text mapped in the segmented image data is identified using a... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140193034 - Object detection device, object detection method and object detection program: The present invention accurately detects an object from a video image where large distortion of an image may be generated for covering a wide field of view. An object detection device 1 that detects an object from a camera image captured by a camera having a wide field of view... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140193029 - Text detection in images of graphical user interfaces: Systems and methods for text detection are provided. An image is received, and a set of connected components in the image are determined. For each connected component in the set, a bounding area is determined. A set of regions of the image are determined, based on the bounding area. Each... Agent:

20140193039 - System and method of measuring distances related to an object: A system and method for the measurement of distances related to an object depicted in an image. One aspect including delivery of supplemental materials for fenestration and for constructing insulating materials for fenestration. A digital image containing a primary object dimension and a reference object dimension in substantially the same... Agent:

20140193040 - Method and apparatus for determining location: A computer-implemented method and apparatus for determining location, the method comprising: receiving a first sequence of kinematic values related to a route of an image appearing in captured pictures; receiving a second sequence of kinematic values related to a series of readings from at least one inertial sensor received from... Agent: Omiimii Ltd.

20140193041 - System and method for resolution enhancement: The present invention relates to a system (1) and method (100) for resolution enhancement which enables the depth resolution to be enhanced without using gimbal, performs depth description independent from lighting conditions and camera parameters in high resolution.... Agent: Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

20140193042 - Surface contamination determination system: A computer receives a first set of spectral information for a first surface, wherein the first set of spectral information includes a pixel count for each color value of a range of color values, with regard to each color, measured at time one. The computer determines, with regard to the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140193043 - Apparatus and method for estimation of livestock weight: A digital image of a target object is received and the image includes a plurality of pixels. The target object is at least a portion of an animal, and the portion of the animal is disposed in the image according to a predetermined disposition. The weight of the animal is... Agent:

20140193044 - Page proofreading method and apparatus: The present invention discloses a method and apparatus for page proofreading, the method comprising: splitting a document before modification to at least one single page document file before modification and splitting a document after modification to at least one single page document file after modification; adding the at least one... Agent: Peking University Founder Group Co., Ltd.

20140193046 - Biometric authentication using the eye: An apparatus and method for authenticating a subject using the eye as an identifying biometric, in particular the shape of the cornea. An image projection device generates and projects an image of a pattern, of plural discrete points, onto at least a part of the cornea of the eye. An... Agent: Wavefront Biometric Technologies Pty Limited

20140193045 - Contact lenses: Apparatus, systems and methods for facilitating iris-scanning contact lenses and/or biometric identification employing iris scanning contact lenses are provided. In one implementation, the contact lens can include: a transparent substrate formed to cover at least a portion of an iris of an eye; and a circuit. The circuit can include:... Agent: Google Inc.

20140193048 - Retrieving visual media: Examples of the present disclosure may include methods, systems, and computer readable media with executable instructions. An example method for retrieving visual media can include receiving a text query associated with a target content. A first group of visual media is identified based on correspondence of metadata of the visual... Agent:

20140193047 - Systems and methods for generating autoflow of content based on image and user analysis as well as use case data for a media-based printable product: In some embodiments, a server for creating photo-based projects is disclosed. The server executes a method for establishing a client-server connection between the server and a user-operated computer connected to the network, receiving images from the computer and storing the images in the a data repository, receiving a use-case identifier,... Agent: Interactive Memories, Inc.

20140193049 - Portable biometric lighter: A portable biometric lighter device (100) generally involving a control unit (210), a biometric sensor, such as a fingerprint sensor (140), wherein the biometric sensor is configured to scan a biometric data of a user and is operably coupled to the control unit (210), and an ignition element, wherein the... Agent: John Gibson Enterprises, Inc.

20140193052 - Information processing system, information processing method, information processing apparatus, control method thereof and control program: Disclosed is an information processing apparatus that supports diagnosis based on a tissue sample image obtained from imaging a biological tissue, including: a tissue sample image cutting unit that individually cuts out the tissue sample image from a plurality of slides that includes the plurality of tissue sample images; and... Agent:

20140193051 - Lesion diagnosis apparatus and method: A lesion diagnosis apparatus and a lesion diagnosis method are provided. A lesion-surrounding area determination unit is configured to determine an existence of a lesion-surrounding area from continuous medical images. A feedback provision unit is configured to generate feedback information about a presence of a lesion in the lesion-surrounding area.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140193050 - Multispectral imaging systems and methods: The methods and systems disclosed herein include obtaining a first image of a sample, where the first image corresponds to light transmitted through the sample in a first plurality of distinct spectral bands, obtaining a second image of the sample, where the second image corresponds to light transmitted through the... Agent:

20140193054 - Apparatus and method for generating an attenuation correction map: The invention relates to an apparatus for generating an attenuation correction map. An image providing unit (5, 6) provides an image of an object comprising different element classes and a segmentation unit (11) applies a segmentation to the image for generating a segmented image comprising image regions corresponding to the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140193055 - Image reconstruction device and image reconstruction method: To provide an image reconstruction device capable of creating an image with image quality matching the operator's request when a cross-sectional image is reconstructed through a repeated calculation, the image reconstruction device which performs a repeated calculation on the basis of a difference between calculated projection data and measured projection... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20140193058 - Method to estimate interfractional and intrafractional organ motion for adaptive external beam radiotherapy: A therapy system (10) includes one or more processors (98, 100). The processors (98, 100) are programmed to receive one or more of: (1) dosimetric data from dosimeters (26, 28, 202, 204, 206, 208, 210, 212) implanted within a patient and/or positioned on a vest (200); and (2) motion data... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140193057 - Methods and systems for transforming luminal images: The invention provides methods and systems for correcting translational distortion in a medical image of a lumen of a biological structure. The method facilitates vessel visualization in intravascular images (e.g. IVUS, OCT) used to evaluate the cardiovascular health of a patient. Using the methods and systems described herein it is... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140193053 - System and method for automated initialization and registration of navigation system: A system and method for image registration includes tracking (508) a scanner probe in a position along a skin surface of a patient. Image planes corresponding to the position are acquired (510). A three-dimensional volume of a region of interest is reconstructed (512) from the image planes. A search of... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140193056 - Systems and methods for patient anatomical image volume data visualization using a portable processing device: A method for determining an internal anatomical image associated with a patient includes receiving, by a computer, an image of a portion of a patient surface. The computer identifies an anatomical location corresponding to the portion of the patient surface and an image orientation based on the acquired image. Next,... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20140193062 - Methods and apparatus for diagnosis and/or prognosis of cancer: The subject invention concerns methods for the detection, diagnosis, and/or prognosis of cancer by analyzing centrosomal features. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an image of one or more cells; selecting a region of interest in one cell; segmenting the region of interest to delineate at least one centrosomal;... Agent: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center And Research Institute, Inc.

20140193059 - Microparticle sorting device and method of optimizing fluid stream therein: There is provided a microparticle sorting device that includes a voltage supply unit that supplies a driving voltage to a vibratory element that applies vibration to an orifice that produces a fluid stream, a charge unit that imparts charge to at least some droplets ejected from the orifice, deflecting plates,... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140193060 - Reconstruction method of biological tissue image, apparatus therefor, and image display apparatus using the biological tissue image: The present invention provides a method for classifying biological tissues with high precision compared to a conventional method. When measuring a spectrum which has a two-dimensional distribution that is correlated with a slice of a biological tissue, and acquiring a biological tissue image from the two-dimensional measured spectrum, the method... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140193061 - Whole slide multispectral imaging systems and methods: The methods and systems disclosed herein include obtaining a first plurality of images of a sample, where each image in the first plurality of images corresponds to a different spectral band of illumination light incident on the sample or emission light from the sample, obtaining a second plurality of images... Agent:

20140193063 - Duplicate check image resolution: A system and method for comparing digital images, such as checks images used by banks, includes receiving and processing the images to be compared, including scaling the images to a common resolution, as well as filtering them to remove spot noise, background pels, and other non-information carrying elements. One or... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140193064 - Optical measurement method and apparatus for fuel cell components: Methods and systems for measuring a property of a component of a fuel cell system include performing a three-dimensional optical scan of at least a portion of a surface of the component to produce a three-dimensional representation of the topography of the at least a portion of the surface and... Agent: Bloom Energy Corporation

20140193065 - Detecting defects on a wafer using template image matching: Various embodiments for detecting defects on a wafer are provided. Some embodiments include matching a template image, in which at least some pixels are associated with regions in the device having different characteristics, to output of an electron beam inspection system and applying defect detection parameters to pixels in the... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140193066 - Contrast enhancement 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

20140193067 - Method for converting a full colour image to a monochrome image: A method for converting a full color image to a monochrome image is provided, wherein the color values of pixels are decomposed in a luminance and a chrominance component. Both components are converted to a grayscale value representing an intensity of a pixel. The luminance grayscale value is in a... Agent: Oce-technologies B.v.

20140193068 - Using infrared imaging to create digital images for use in product customization: Techniques for using infrared imaging to create digital images for use in product customization are described. In an embodiment, an infrared photograph of a product with imprinted markup is received and a visible light photograph of the product with the imprinted markup is received. The imprinted markup is visible in... Agent: Zazzle.com, Inc

20140193069 - Method and device for processing an image to remove color fringe: In image processing, a color fringe is removed. The processing includes selecting a maximum gradient magnitude among gradient magnitudes for each of color components in an image, calculating a boundary of a dilated near-saturation region in the image, detecting a transition region in the image according to the maximum gradient... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140193070 - Noise estimation apparatus and method thereof: A noise estimation apparatus for calculating a noise estimation value of a frame of an image is provided. The noise estimation apparatus includes a distribution calculation unit, a variance calculation unit, a distribution curve generation module and a noise estimation unit. The distribution calculation unit generates a pixel distribution according... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20140193071 - Method and apparatus for detecting and recognizing object using local binary patterns: A method and apparatus for detecting and recognizing an object using a vector histogram based on a local binary pattern are disclosed. The apparatus of detecting and recognizing an object using a local binary pattern includes: a feature map creator configured to extract an object area in which a moving... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140193072 - Adaptive background estimation: Various methods and systems are provided for adaptive background estimation. In one embodiment, among others, a signal processing device includes at least one processing unit and a memory storing a background estimation system executable in the at least one processing unit. The background estimation system, when executed, causes the signal... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20140193073 - Method and apparatus to highlight information in complex visual environments: An image processing system is described which is arranged to highlight information in image displays by selectively blurring less important areas of an image. By generating such displays comprising areas which are in focus and areas which are out of focus, a viewer's attention is preferentially drawn towards those areas... Agent: University Of Newcastle Upon Tyne

20140193074 - Image recognition device, image recognition method, and integrated circuit: An image recognition device that improves the accuracy of generic object recognition compared with conventional technologies by reducing the influence of the position, size, background clutter and the like of an object that is targeted to be recognized in the input image by the generic object recognition. The image recognition... Agent:

20140193075 - Local scale, rotation and position invariant word detection for optical character recognition: A system and method using a text extraction application for identifying words with multiple orientations from an image are described. The text extraction application receives an input image, generates progressively blurred images, detects blobs in the blurred images, outputs ellipses over the blobs, detects a word in the input image,... Agent: Ricoh Co., Ltd.

20140193076 - Compressive sensing with local geometric features: Methods and apparatuses for compressive sensing that enable efficient recovery of features in an input signal based on acquiring a few measurements corresponding to the input signal. One method of compressive sensing includes folding an image to generate first and second folds, and recovering a feature of the image based... Agent: The Charles Strak Draper Laboratory, Inc.

20140193077 - Image retrieval apparatus, image retrieval method, query image providing apparatus, query image providing method, and program: An image retrieval apparatus generates an image feature list having a high and/or a low discrimination capability against other images based on the number of stored image features. Based on the image feature list, the image retrieval apparatus selects feature points extracted from a query image.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140193078 - Optimized orthonormal system and method for reducing dimensionality of hyperspectral images: A method for reducing dimensionality of hyperspectral images includes receiving a hyperspectral image having a plurality of pixels. The method may further include establishing an orthonormal basis vector set comprising a plurality of mutually orthogonal normalized members. Each of the mutually orthogonal normalized members may be associated with one of... Agent:

20140193079 - Image correction method using approximately non-linear regression approach and related image correction circuit: An image correction method arranged for processing an original image to obtain a corrected image includes steps: receiving the original image from an image sensor; regarding each pixel of the original image, calculating a horizontal distance and a vertical distance between the pixel and a reference point in the original... Agent: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

20140193080 - Method of image denoising and method of generating motion vector data structure thereof: The present invention discloses a method of image denoising and method of generating motion vector data structure thereof. The method comprises: providing an image sequential capturing module to capture and to receive the plurality of images; generating a global motion vector based on the plurality of images in accordance with... Agent: Altek Semiconductor Corporation

20140193081 - Methods of and apparatus for encoding and decoding data: When encoding a set of texture data elements 30 for use in a graphics processing system, the direction along which the data values of the set of texture data elements in question exhibit the greatest variance in the colour space is estimated by using one or more infinite planes 41... Agent: Arm Limited

20140193082 - Image processing apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes following units. The selection unit selects a pixel from a target image. The first extraction unit extracts a first pixel region including the selected pixel. The second extraction unit extracts a second pixel region from a reference image. The determination unit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140193084 - Content validation analysis method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for verifying that information transmitted for display has been displayed. The method utilizes a plurality of algorithms to provide real-time monitoring of digital signage and displays.... Agent: Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc.

20140193085 - Image manipulating system and method: An image comparing system acquires a pixel value of each pixel in two images, and obtains two groups of relative values corresponding to the two images respectively. The two group of relative values is used for determining whether two images are the same.... Agent:

20140193083 - Method and apparatus for determining the relationship of an image to a set of images: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed to determine the relationship of an image to a set of images. In the context of a method, information about a set of images is received. The method also receives an image from the set of images. The method determines, by... Agent: Nokia Corporation

20140193086 - Image processing methods and apparatuses: Provided are image processing method and apparatus. The method includes selecting one of a plurality of images matched in structure as reference image, and select another of the images as subject image; for a subject pixel in the subject image, determining a pixel corresponding to the subject pixel in the... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140193087 - 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 determining appropriate actions responsive to different image inputs. Others relate to processing of image data. Still others... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20140193088 - Rapid auto-focus using classifier chains, mems and multiple object focusing: A smart-focusing technique includes identifying an object of interest, such as a face, in a digital image. A focus-generic classifier chain is applied that is trained to match both focused and unfocused faces and/or data from a face tracking module is accepted. Multiple focus-specific classifier chains are applied, including a... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited

20140193089 - Image processing device and method: An image processing device of the present disclosure includes: a transform unit that transforms the quantization parameter used in quantization of image data into parameters; and a transmission unit that transmits the parameters generated from the quantization parameter transformed by the transform unit. For example, at the time of encoding... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140193090 - Apparatus and methods for reducing common-mode noise in an imaging system: Apparatus and methods reduce common-mode error. An integrated circuit includes a plurality of signal channels, a first proxy channel, and a subtraction block. The signal channels are configured to receive a plurality of input signals and to generate a plurality of output signals, and each of the signal channels has... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20140193091 - Correction of over-focus in digital images using centered discrete imaginary-power fractional fourier transformations with high-accuracy orthonormal eigenvectors: A method for correcting overfocus of a digital image created from coherent imaging using centered fractional Fourier transforms or mathematical equivalents is described. A received image is presented to a numerical processor, and a first numerical value for an imaginary power variable is selected and used in an iterative algorithm,... Agent:

20140193092 - Superresolution image processing using an invertible sparse matrix: Superresolution image processing that can be applied when two image frames of the same scene are available so that image information from one frame can be used to enhance the image from the other frame. The superresolution image processing uses a sparse matrix generated based on a Markov random field... Agent: Lsi Corporation

20140193093 - Method and system for enhancing image quality: The present disclosure relates to image filtering techniques for enhancing image quality. In one embodiment, two filtering techniques are applied on an image. Firstly, an adaptive weighted median filtering operation is performed on an acquired low contrast image corrupted by impulsive noise. Subsequently, a guided image filtering on the image... Agent: Forus Health Pvt. Ltd.

20140193094 - Edge smoothing block filtering and blending: Aspects of an edge smoothing block filter and combinations of the filter with a motion compensated temporal filter are described. In one embodiment, edge smoothing block filtering includes selecting a current pixel to be filtered and selecting a candidate pixel within a search area about the current pixel. The edge... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140193095 - Method and apparatus for image correction: Image correcting methods and apparatuses for removing speckles from an image are provided. The image correcting method includes selecting a first region in an image; removing a speckle from a second region except for the first region from the image by using image information at a predetermined frequency band in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140193096 - Line segment and arc detection apparatus: An apparatus and method to detect a line segment or arc using Hough transform. A Hough transform unit performs contour extraction on brightness image data to generate contour image data, with pixels having a pixel value of 0 to 255, performs the Hough transform on points in the contour image... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20140193097 - Method and apparatus for blending images: A method and apparatus may include aligning a reference image and an input image through ROI-based image alignment; detecting an ROI associated with an incompletely aligned region in the aligned image; and blending the aligned reference image and input image by using a plurality of weights which are attenuated according... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140193098 - Image processing method and image processing device thereof for image alignment: An image processing method for image alignment, includes sequentially receiving a plurality of images; generating at least one threshold corresponding to each image according to a plurality of intensities of each image of the plurality of images; converting each image according to the thresholds of each image, for generating a... Agent:

20140193099 - Image diagnostic device and image correction method:

  
07/03/2014 > 101 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20140185862 - Messaging by writing an image into a spectrogram: A message is communicated between devices by passing a host signal, such as an audio signal, with the message written into the spectrogram of the host signal. For host audio signals, the message is authored, converted to an image format (if not already in suitable image form) and written into... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20140185861 - Method and apparatus for embedding auxiliary information within original data: This patent application is generally related to watermarking and steganography. One claim recites a method of transmarking an audio or video signal previously embedded with a first digital watermark using a first digital watermark embedding method. The method includes: utilizing a programmed electronic processor, decoding the first digital watermark from... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20140185860 - Video display method: A video display method which allows a visible light communication signal to be appropriately transmitted includes: Step SL21 of generating an image having a stripe pattern as a visible light communication image; Step SL22 of calculating average luminance of the visible light communication image; Step SL23 of generating a visible... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140185863 - Device and method for detecting a region of interest on a delivery object: A device and method for detecting a region of interest on a delivery object. In the method cluster identification data is stored. An item of the cluster identification data represents a cluster of image data items in a training set of image data items. A group of heat maps is... Agent: Syslore Oy

20140185867 - Analysis system and analysis method: An object of the present invention is to enable accurate classification of golf swings. A data processing apparatus computes a state of motion of a golf ball on the basis of still images captured by an imaging unit. The data processing apparatus divides a golf swing identified by swing data... Agent: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.

20140185879 - Apparatus and method for detecting traffic lane in real time: An apparatus and a method for detecting traffic lanes in real time are disclosed. The disclosed real-time lane detection apparatus may include: a candidate area establisher unit configured to establish as a candidate area for lane detection an area having an intensity value which corresponds to the intensity of a... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University

20140185868 - Gesture recognition module and gesture recognition method: A gesture recognition module for recognizing a gesture of a user, includes a detecting unit, including at least one image capture device, for capturing at least one image of a hand of the user, to obtain a first position and a second position of the hand sequentially; a computing unit,... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20140185870 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an object distance information acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding a distance to an object detected from acquired image data, a distance information acquisition unit configured to divide the image data into small areas and acquire object distance information for each of the small... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185877 - Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and filter setting method: Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including an image data acquisition section, a metadata acquisition section, a display section, a filter setting section, and a combination setting section. The image data acquisition section is configured to acquire image data from a camera. The metadata acquisition section is configured to... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140185865 - Implant identification system and method: Objects implanted in a being are identified by acquiring a first internal medical image of the object from a first perspective; acquiring a second internal medical image of the object from a second perspective different than the first perspective; and receiving descriptive information about the object that is in addition... Agent:

20140185871 - Information processing apparatus, content providing method, and computer program: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a trigger recognition unit configured to acquire a captured image of a trigger and recognize predetermined trigger information included in the captured image, and a content acquisition unit configured to acquire a content including augmented reality information which is based on a... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140185878 - Method and system for analyzing an image generated by at least one camera: A method for analyzing an image of a real object, generated by at least one camera includes the following steps: generating at least a first image by the camera capturing at least one real object, defining a first search domain comprising multiple data sets of the real object, each of... Agent: Metaio Gmbh

20140185872 - Method and system for recognizing hand gesture using selective illumination: A method and system that recognize a hand gesture using selective illumination that can reliably perform hand gesture recognition by effectively removing an unnecessary image and noise including static disturbance light and dynamic disturbance light are provided. The method of recognizing a hand gesture includes acquiring, by a controller from... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140185875 - Object area tracking apparatus, control method, and program of the same: An object area tracking apparatus has: a face detection unit for detecting a face area on the basis of a feature amount of a face from a supplied image; a person's body detection unit for detecting an area of a person's body on the basis of a feature amount of... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185876 - Object counter and method for counting objects: An object counter performs a method for estimating the number of objects crossing a counting boundary. The method comprising: capturing, during a time period, a plurality of images representing moving images; registering, from the captured images, motion region areas passing across the counting boundary; calculating the integral of the registered... Agent: Axis Ab

20140185866 - Optical navigation method and device using same: The invention provides an optical navigation method, which includes: sequentially obtaining plural images including a first image, a second image, and a third image; choosing a main reference block in the first image; comparing the main reference block and the second image by block matching comparison to determine a first... Agent: Chip Goal Electronics Corporation

20140185864 - Probabilistic identification of solid materials in hyperspectral imagery: Systems, methods and computer program products, for identification of materials based on hyperspectral imagery, are disclosed. An example system comprises one or more processors, a memory, a library of spectral signatures, a receiver, a model generator, and a material identifier. The receiver module is configured to receive a first spectral... Agent: The Mitre Corporation

20140185869 - Scene correlation: A method for maintaining north comprising the steps of locating north with a north finding gyroscope, tying north to a feature in a scene, correlating the feature to a target in the field of regard of a plurality of cameras, and determining a north factor and translating the north factor... Agent: Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

20140185873 - Three-dimensional data processing and recognizing method: A three-dimensional data processing and recognizing method including scanning and re-constructing an object to be detected so as to obtain three-dimensional data for recognition of the object to be detected; and extracting data matching to features from the three-dimensional data, so that the extracted data constitutes an interested target in... Agent: Nuctech Company Limited

20140185874 - Three-dimensional data processing and recognizing method: A three-dimensional data processing and recognizing method including scanning and re-constructing objects to be detected so as to obtain three-dimensional data for recognition of the objects to be detected; extracting data matching to features from the three-dimensional data, so that the extracted data constitutes an interested target; with respect to... Agent: Nuctech Company Limited

20140185880 - Traffic signal mapping and detection: A system and method provides maps identifying the 3D location of traffic lights. The position, location, and orientation of a traffic light may be automatically extrapolated from two or more images. The maps may then be used to assist robotic vehicles or human drivers to identify the location and status... Agent: Google Inc.

20140185881 - Image analysis apparatus to analyze state of predetermined object in image: An image-capture device 1 includes: an image acquisition unit 111 that acquires a plurality of images that are successively captured; an identification unit 112 that identifies a golf ball B as a predetermined object in each of the plurality of images; a rotation calculation unit 113 that calculates the number... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20140185882 - Image processing device, image processing method, image device, electronic equipment, and program: The image processing device includes: an image segmentation unit configured to make an image to be processed into plural divided images; a divided image selection unit configured to select a divided image, in which reliability of a motion search process is equal to or greater than a threshold value or... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140185883 - Analysis of the digital image of the surface of a tyre and processing of non-measurement points: In a method for processing an image of a surface of a tyre, a 3D digital image of the surface is captured, and each pixel of the captured image is assigned a grey level value proportional to an elevation of a corresponding point with respect to the surface. The pixels... Agent: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin

20140185884 - System and method for estimating ages of forests from remotely sensed images: A programmed computer system estimates the age of trees from a number of remotely sensed images of an area of interest. Vegetation Index (V.I.) values are determined for pixel locations in the number of images. The V.I. values are analyzed to find a V.I. value that correlates with a known... Agent: Weyerhaeuser Nr Company

20140185885 - Multi-biometric authentication apparatus, and multi-biometric authentication system: An authentication apparatus for authenticating using biometric information of a plurality of kinds including first information related to a first body part input into a first information inputting area and second information related to a second body part input into a second information inputting area includes an information existence detecting... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140185890 - Analyzing medical image data: A system for analyzing a medical image data is provided. The medical image data includes data related to at least a candidate blood vessel affected due to change in blood perfusion behavior through the candidate blood vessel and related to various proximal blood vessels in proximity to the candidate blood... Agent:

20140185891 - Generating image-based diagnostic tests by optimizing image analysis and data mining of co-registered images: A method for generating an image-based test improves diagnostic accuracy by iteratively modifying rule sets governing image and data analysis of coregistered image tiles. Digital images of stained tissue slices are divided into tiles, and tiles from different images are coregistered. First image objects are linked to selected pixels of... Agent: Definiens Ag

20140185889 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes an alignment unit configured to align a first fundus oculi image that is an aberration-corrected image of an eye being examined and a second fundus oculi image having a larger view angle and a lower resolution than the first fundus oculi image, by using a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185888 - Method and system for lesion candidate detection: An embodiment of the method is disclosed for non-invasive lesion candidate detection in a patient's body includes generating a number of first medical images of the patient's body. The method further includes identifying lesion-like geometrical regions inside the first medical images of the patient's body by applying image processing methods,... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140185892 - Method for quantifying caries: A method for quantifying caries, executed at least in part on data processing hardware, the method comprising generating a digital image of a tooth, the image comprising intensity values for a region of pixels corresponding to the tooth, gum, and background; extracting a lesion area from sound tooth regions by... Agent: Carestream Health, Inc.

20140185886 - Method of selecting a stent based on stress of a blood vessel: A method of selecting a stent for placing in an occluded segment of a blood vessel is presented. The method uses a diastolic and a systolic image of the blood vessel. In the method a first area is selected in a region on the diastolic image. The first area includes... Agent:

20140185887 - Systems, methods, and media for detecting an anatomical object in a medical device image: Systems, methods, and media for detecting an anatomical object in a medical device image are provided. In some embodiments, system for detecting an anatomical object in a medical device image are provided, the systems comprising: at least one hardware processor that: applies the medical device image to a classifier having... Agent:

20140185900 - Apparatus and method for supporting acquisition of multi-parametric images: An apparatus and a method for supporting acquisition of a multi-parametric image are provided. An apparatus for supporting acquisition of a multi-parametric image includes: a disease selector configured to select a suspected disease of a patient based on patient information; and an image selector configured to determine a set of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185893 - Axially varying truncation completion for mr-based attenuation correction for pet/mr: An apparatus and method for a PET/MR system having a PET scanner and an MR scanner. A patient may be advanced through the system in sequential stations, with multiple transverse slices defined within at least one of the stations in which each slice is offset a distance Δz from the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185894 - Complex reconstruction of q-space for simultaneous detection of coherent and incoherent motion: A magnetic resonance (MR) imaging method includes acquiring MR signals having phase and magnitude at q-space locations using a diffusion sensitizing pulse sequence performed on a tissue of interest, wherein the acquired signals each include a set of complex Fourier encodings representing a three-dimensional displacement distribution of the spins in... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185897 - Computed tomography method, computer software, computing device and computed tomography system for determining a volumetric representation of a sample: A method of using computed tomography for determining a volumetric representation of a sample, involving a first reconstruction for reconstructing first reconstructed volume data of the sample from first x-ray projection data of the sample taken by an x-ray system, a second reconstruction for reconstructing second reconstructed volume data of... Agent: Ge Sensing & Inspection Technologies Gmbh

20140185896 - Conditional likelihood material decomposition and methods of using the same: Embodiments of methods and apparatus are disclosed for obtaining a radiographic phase-contrast digital computed tomography imaging system and methods for same that can include obtaining a first and second plurality of 2D projection images over a range of scan angles, generating at least two statistically independent reconstructed images of an... Agent:

20140185898 - Image generation method and apparatus: An image generation method includes classifying data according to a motion period of an object; generating respective sinograms from the classified data; updating an intermediate sinogram for an intermediate image using the sinograms; generating an updated intermediate image by performing a back projection on the updated intermediate sinogram; and generating... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185895 - Methods and systems for automated soft tissue segmentation, circumference estimation and plane guidance in fetal abdominal ultrasound images: A computer-implemented method for analyzing a fetal ultrasound image includes accessing a first statistical model calculated from training data representing shapes of conforming fetal abdominal tissue exemplars and accessing image data representing a scan plane in an ultrasound image. The method further includes identifying a region of interest including an... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185899 - System and method for acquiring optoacoustic data and producing parametric maps using interframe persistent artifact removal: The quality of a parametric map is improved based upon information contained in optoacoustic images. Frames are acquired by a multi-wavelength optoacoustic imaging system. A first sub-set including uncorrelated frames from a first wavelength is generated. A first interframe artifact estimate is generated. The first artifact estimate is applied to... Agent:

20140185902 - Estimating risk of future bone fracture utilizing three-dimensional bone density model: A novel approach for analyzing a patient's body part of interest to assess bone strength and/or risk of future fracture includes obtaining a priori information regarding the body part of interest, performing X-ray absorptiometric scans of the patient's body part of interest and collecting X-ray absorptiometry data from the scans,... Agent: Hologic, Inc.

20140185903 - Image processing device: An image processing device for executing a concentration correction process on an obtained radiograph by using a recording plate capable of accumulating radiographic information, wherein the radiograph contains a valid image region corresponding to a region in which the recording plate is present, and an invalid image region corresponding to... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140185901 - Systems and methods for x-ray imaging: An energy-sensitive system includes one or more processors configured to determine spectral attenuation curves for a first basis material and a second basis material, respectively. The one or more processors are configured to substitute a k-edge feature in the determined spectral attenuation curves with an approximation of the determined spectral... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185905 - Analyzing the expression of biomarkers in cells with clusters: A data set of cell profile data is stored. The cell profile data includes multiplexed biometric image data describing the expression of a plurality of biomarkers. Cell profile data is generated from tissue samples drawn from a cohort of patients having an assessment related to the commonality. Multiple sets of... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185904 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: Provided is an image processing apparatus to easily identify an image acquiring position of an image by an adaptive optics SLO. The image processing apparatus analyzes an image of an eye to be inspected shot by an adaptive optics SLO, and includes a frequency conversion portion to frequency-convert the image... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185906 - Device and method for erythrocyte morphology analysis: The disclosure provides a device and a method for performing morphological analysis for erythrocytes, wherein the method for performing morphological analysis for erythrocytes comprises: collecting a morphological image of each of cells in a sample through a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) after amplifying the sample through an automatic microscope; segmenting... Agent: Changsha High-tech Industrial Development Zone Ave Science & Technology Industry Co., Ltd.

20140185907 - Diagnostic system: A diagnostic system comprises a spectral image pickup means that picks up a spectral image in a predetermined wavelength region in a body cavity and obtains spectral image data, an image processing means that obtains, from the spectral image data, an index-value for discriminating between a diseased portion and a... Agent: Hoya Corporation

20140185908 - Identification control method and system for valuable document: An identification control method and system for a valuable document. The system comprises a collection part, an identification part, a control part, a transmission part and an upper computer. In the identification part, complete identification information about a valuable document is split into basic identification information and high-grade identification information.... Agent: Grg Banking Equipment Co., Ltd.

20140185909 - Device and method of binarization for payment or accounting documents: A binarization device for payment or accounting documents including sensitive data located in respective data window provides a primary binarized document file of the document; a memory stores identification files including identifying images and location information associated to given types of documents; the data window can be identified and localized... Agent: Cts Electronics S.p.a.

20140185914 - Device for determining surface defects: A device for determining the existence or absence of surface defects of a product includes a base, a rotatable platform, a support member, an image capturing unit, a light source unit, and a processing unit. The rotatable platform includes a main body supporting the product and a driving unit rotating... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140185915 - Device for determining surface defects: A device for determining the existence or absence of surface defects includes a base, a movable platform, a support member, an image capturing unit, a light source unit, and a processing unit. The movable platform includes a main body for supporting the product, and a driving unit for moving the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140185910 - Method for improving repeatability in edge location results of a machine vision inspection system: A method for improving repeatability in edge location measurement results of a machine vision inspection system comprises: placing a workpiece in a field of view of the machine vision inspection system; providing an edge measurement video tool comprising an edge-referenced alignment compensation defining portion; operating the edge measurement video tool... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

20140185916 - Method of determining the appearance of losses of cohesion in a transparent ceramic coating layer formed on a substrate: A method of determining the appearance of losses of cohesion in a transparent ceramic coating layer (16) formed on a substrate (10), the method comprising the steps that consist firstly in looking for an image representative of a separation zone, if any, between the ceramic layer and the substrate, and... Agent: Snecma

20140185912 - Methods and systems for enhanced automated visual inspection of a physical asset: A computer-implemented system for enhanced automated visual inspection of a physical asset includes a visual inspection device capable of generating images of the physical asset and a computing device including a processor and a memory device coupled to the processor. The computing device includes a storage device coupled to the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185913 - Systems and methods for data entry in a non-destructive testing system: Systems and methods for entering data acquired from a non-destructive testing (NDT) system may include obtaining information related to an inspection using a non-destructive testing (NDT) inspection device. After obtaining the information, the method may include generating an inspection template, a report, metadata, or any combination thereof based on the... Agent: General Electric Company

20140185911 - Visual inspection apparatus, secure one-way data transfer device and methods therefor: A visual inspection system includes a database storing a wireframe model of an object and a portable electronic device equipped with an imaging device and a display. The portable electronic device is in communication with the database. The portable electronic device is configured to show on the display the wireframe... Agent: Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.

20140185917 - Dispensary embossed character container labeling: In a method and apparatus for identifying an embossed character, light of one color is directed in one direction across the embossed character to illuminate certain character parts and light of another color is directed in another direction across the embossed character to illuminate other character parts. Image data for... Agent:

20140185918 - Charged particle beam apparatus that performs image classification assistance: The present invention automatically judges the good or bad of an observation object on the basis of information obtained from an image of the observation object on a wafer; displays a judgment result on a screen; displays the observation object, extracted from the judgment result, that requires to be corrected... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140185919 - Detecting defects on a wafer: Methods and systems for detecting defects on a wafer are provided. One method includes identifying one or more characteristics of first raw output generated for a wafer that correspond to one or more geometrical characteristics of patterned features formed on the wafer and assigning individual output in second raw output... Agent: Kla-tencor Corporation

20140185921 - Apparatus and method for processing depth image: A method and apparatus for processing a depth image that removes noise of a depth image may include a noise estimating unit to estimate noise of a depth image using an amplitude image, a super-pixel generating unit to generate a planar super-pixel based on depth information of the depth image... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185922 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus comprises an image processing unit and a control unit. The image processing unit is configured to perform image processing enhancing a depth of an imaged image. The control unit is configured to acquire an imaging condition of the imaged image and perform... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140185920 - Image selection and masking using imported depth information: A method, process, and associated systems for automatically selecting and masking areas of a still image or video clip using imported depth information. An image-editing or video-editing application receives a set of depth values that are each associated with an area of a still image or video frame. Each depth... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140185923 - Methods for extracting shape feature, inspection methods and apparatuses: Methods for extracting a shape feature of an object and security inspection methods and apparatuses. Use is made of CT's capability of obtaining a 3D structure. The shape of an object in an inspected luggage is used as a feature of a suspicious object in combination with a material property... Agent: Tsinghua University

20140185925 - Boosting object detection performance in videos: A method and system for training a special object detector to distinguish a foreground object appearing in a sequence of frames for a target domain. The sequence of frames depicts motion of the foreground object in a non-uniform background. The foreground object is detected in a high-confidence subwindow of an... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140185926 - Demographic analysis of facial landmarks: A facial image may be annotated with the plurality of facial landmarks. These facial landmarks may be points or regions of the face that are indicative, either alone or in combination with other facial landmarks, of at least one demographic characteristic. Demographic characteristics include, for example, age, race, and/or gender.... Agent: University Of North Carolina At Wilmington

20140185924 - Face alignment by explicit shape regression: A two-level boosted regression function is learned using shape-indexed image features and correlation-based feature selection. The regression function is learned by explicitly minimizing the alignment errors over the training data. Image features are indexed based on a previous shape estimate, and features are selected based on correlation to a random... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140185927 - Measuring instrument, measurement system, measurement position positioning method and measurement position positioning program using the same: A measurement system is capable of accurately aligning the corresponding measurement points of a plurality of measurement targets to evaluate the measurement targets from measurement results. A measurement system includes a measuring instrument and a PC, the measuring instrument includes a spectroscopic unit that measures a measurement point of a... Agent: Prosper Creative Co., Ltd.

20140185928 - Hardware-supported huffman coding of images: Embodiments of the present invention may provide a apparatus and method for compressing image data by dividing the data into color components data streams, taking the differences between successive pixels in the data streams, and coding these differences into a compressed data stream using a Huffman coding scheme. The compressed... Agent:

20140185930 - Image prediction based on primary color grading model: Inter-color image prediction is based on color grading modeling. Prediction is applied to the efficient coding of images and video signals of high dynamic range. Prediction models may include a color transformation matrix that models hue and saturation color changes and a non-linear function modeling color correction changes. Under the... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

20140185929 - Method, medium, and system compressing and/or reconstructing image information with low complexity: A system, medium, and method compressing and/or restoring images. Such a data compression method may include selecting a mode from among a plurality of modes for compressing current data, according to predetermined criteria, and calculating a difference between the current data and reference data, according to the selected mode, and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185932 - Image processing apparatus and method for controlling the apparatus: An image processing apparatus and a method thereof for correcting image data in accordance with a feature of the image data, calculates a brightness component of image data and a color difference component of image data, determines whether the image data is a nightscape image or an underexposed image using... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140185931 - Image processing device, image processing method, and computer readable medium: An image processing device for performing image processing on a facial image including a mouth of a person is provided, comprising a first organ likelihood identification unit configured to identify, based on a difference between a color of a location and a first representative color which is a representative color... Agent: Omron Corporation

20140185933 - Document image compression method and its application in document authentication: A method for compressing a bi-level document image containing text is disclosed. The document image is segmented into symbol images each representing a letter, numeral, etc. in the document. The symbol images are classified into a plurality of classes, each class being associated with a template image and a class... Agent:

20140185934 - Process and system for authenticating ownership of a physical book to a third party via a mobile application: A user's mobile device has an application that, when employed, verifies and authenticates to a third party that the user has ownership of a physical book. Use of the application's process allows unique identification of each book by means of ISBN lookup in conjunction with a) signature image analysis or... Agent: Lightlibrary, Inc.

20140185935 - Product image processor, product image processing method, information recording medium, and program: In order to obtain feature images representing features of products from product images, in a product image processor (101), a receiver (102) receives product images each representing one product in a group of products with a common composition; a calculator (103) calculates a degree of scattering of pixel values at... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.

20140185938 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: There are provided an apparatus and a method for executing calculation of a global motion vector (GMV) with a high degree of reliability. Local motion vectors (LMV) corresponding to blocks and block weights as reliability indicators of the LMVs of the respective blocks are calculated, and the global motion vector... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140185936 - Method and device for automatically determining the ridge lines of a variable-height area: The invention relates to a device (1) comprising: means (3) for receiving an image of a pre-determined area, containing the heights of points therein; means (8) for determining the directions of flow; means (9) for finding source points that can be used to create a binary image; means (11) for... Agent: Mdba France

20140185937 - Semantic parsing of objects in video: Methods, systems, and computer program products for parsing objects in a video are provided herein. A method includes producing a plurality of versions of an image of an object, wherein each version has a different resolution of said image of said object, and computing an appearance score at each of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140185940 - Apparatus and method for calculating satellite navigation visibility: Provided is a satellite navigation visibility calculation apparatus. The satellite navigation visibility calculation apparatus includes a processing unit configured to binarize an input sky view image to create an binary image, an extraction unit configured to extract a plurality of feature points from the binary image, and a calculation unit... Agent: Korea Aerospace Research Institute

20140185939 - Image transformation apparatus and method: An image transformation apparatus includes a detection unit which is configured to detect, from each of a user image and a reference image, feature points of a face and angle information of the face, a feature points adjusting unit which is configured to adjust the feature points of the user... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140185941 - Robust keypoint feature selection for visual search with self matching score: To improve feature selection accuracy during a visual search, interest points within a query image are two-way matched to features in an affine transformed image or otherwise transformed version of the query image. A user device implements a method for selecting local descriptors in the visual search. The method includes:... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140185942 - Imaging system for determining multi-view alignment: A computer-implemented method which may be used with imaging systems is provided. The method may include receiving a first image from a first device configured to generate the first image based upon, at least in part, a first portion of an item. The method may further include receiving a second... Agent: Cognex Corporation

20140185943 - Distance-based image analysis: An image analyzer (120) aggregates image samples (140) into a cluster (170) based on the image samples (140) being classified from a subset of image metrics applied to a reference sample (130). The image analyzer (120) generates an image quality output (150) by analyzing a distance (180) from the cluster... Agent:

20140185944 - Gradient search for 2d/3d map compression: This disclosure is generally drawn to methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus related to compressing the size of engineering development maps. Specifically, some of the disclosed example methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus relate to compression of an engineering development map (e.g., kinematic map) based on a given fixed size and/or based... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140185946 - Image processing device and method: The present invention relates to an image processing device and method, which realize improvement in encoding efficiency for color difference signals and reduction in address calculations for memory access. In a case where a block size of orthogonal transform is 4×4, and a macroblock of luminance signals is configured of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140185945 - Modified dp search for 2d/3d map compression: This disclosure is generally drawn to methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus related to compressing the size of engineering development maps. Specifically, some of the disclosed example methods, systems, devices and/or apparatus relate to compression of an engineering development map (e.g., kinematic map) based on a given fixed size and/or based... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140185947 - Coder based partial image storage and retrieval: Systems, apparatus, articles, and methods are described including operations for coder based partial image storage and retrieval.... Agent:

20140185948 - Method for storing motion prediction-related information in inter prediction method, and method for obtaining motion prediction-related information in inter prediction method: Provided are methods for storing and obtaining motion prediction-related information in inter motion prediction method. The method for storing the motion prediction-related information may include obtaining size information of prediction unit of a picture, and adaptively storing motion prediction-related information of the picture on the basis of the obtained size... Agent: Humax Co., Ltd.

20140185949 - Efficient compact descriptors in visual search systems: Disclosed embodiments are directed to methods, systems, and circuits of generating compact descriptors for transmission over a communications network. A method according to one embodiment includes receiving an uncompressed descriptor, performing zero-thresholding on the uncompressed descriptor to generate a zero-threshold-delimited descriptor, quantizing the zero-threshold-delimited descriptor to generate a quantized descriptor,... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20140185950 - Progressive entropy encoding: A method for progressively encoding image tile data is disclosed. The method may include receiving indication that image tile data is to be updated. The method may further include dividing the image tile data into one or more parts and encoding an initial data part in a first pass. The... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140185951 - Summed area computation using ripmap of partial sums: Methods are provided to perform area summation of various subsections of data values in a regular input array of one or several dimensions and varying sizes. The summation is achieved by adding up values from a ripmap of partial sums, where the partial sums are computed from the input array... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140185952 - System, method, and computer program product for implementing a spatially varying unsharp mask noise reduction filter: A system, method, and computer program product for applying a spatially varying unsharp mask noise reduction filter is disclosed. The spatially varying unsharp mask noise reduction filter generates a low-pass filtered image by applying a low-pass filter to a digital image, generates a high-pass filtered image of the digital image,... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20140185953 - Weighted image enhancement method and system: A weighted image enhancement method includes receiving an original image. The original image includes several original pixels. The original image is sharpened to generate a sharpened image. The sharpened image includes several sharpened pixels. Edge detection is performed with respect to the original image to generate a probability of whether... Agent: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.

20140185954 - Influence-based social media interventions in healthcare: A method for matching social network participants includes receiving activity data pertaining to a plurality of participants in a social network. The activity data is parsed to generate activity pattern summaries for each of the participants. The participants are clustered into a plurality of groups according to the activity pattern... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140185955 - Blemish detection method: A blemish detection method includes the following steps: capturing a first image using an image sensor; adjusting the brightness of the first image to obtain a second image; calculating a brightness ratio of each pixel in the second image; marking the pixels of which the brightness ratios are greater than... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140185956 - Device and method of image processing: A device according to embodiments comprises an acquisition unit, a calculation unit, a selection unit, a generation unit, a projection unit, a denoising unit and a reconstruction unit. The acquisition unit may acquire a plurality of basis pattern for converting a first region and a second region in a target... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140185957 - Apparatus and method for processing image in device having camera: A method of cropping an image in an apparatus having a camera includes displaying an image, identifying a face area in the image if a crop mode is selected, setting and displaying a crop mark including the identified face area, and displaying a crop image by cropping an image in... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20140185958 - Mosaic generating platform methods, apparatuses and media: A group of images may be obtained. The number of images and dates associated with images in the group may be determined. Possible template configurations for the group of images may be determined based on the number of images and the dates associated with the images. A mosaic may be... Agent: Linea Photosharing LLC

20140185959 - Method and apparatus for image processing: A method for processing an image to generate a signature which is characteristic of a pattern within said image. The method comprising receiving an image; overlaying a window at multiple locations on said image to define a plurality of sub-images within said image, with each sub-image each having a plurality... Agent: Deepmind Technologies Limited

20140185960 - System and method for imaging an object: A system for imaging an object, the system including: a detection zone; a first unit adapted to selectively emit radiation of at least one first wavelength and radiation of at least one second, different wavelength for at least partly illuminating the object in the detection zone; a second unit adapted... Agent: Tomra Systems Asa

  
06/26/2014 > 77 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.

20140177903 - Belief propagation and affinity measures: Belief propagation and affinity measure techniques are described. In one or more implementations, beliefs may be formed to solve a labeling problem for a node, such as to perform image processing. An affinity measure may be calculated that describes how similar the node is to another node. This affinity measure... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140177904 - Recording medium and producing method thereof, reproducing method and reproducing apparatus, and copyright managing method: A GUID as title information and a global serial number are recorded in a BCA of a digital video disc. A hash value of the GUID is embedded as an electronic watermark in a data area. When content data is reproduced from the digital video disc, a match of information... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140177912 - Commodity reading apparatus, commodity sales data processing apparatus and commodity reading method: In accordance with one embodiment, a determination unit configured to determine whether or not the object discriminated by the discrimination unit passes through a second area specified different from a first area in a frame range during movement of the object to the first area specified in the frame range... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

20140177910 - Device, method, and computer program product for detecting object: According to one embodiment, a device for detecting an object includes a first detection processor, a determination module, an area setting module, and a second detection processor. The first detection processor is configured to detect an object to be detected with respect to a frame image that constitutes input moving... Agent:

20140177913 - Enhanced contrast for object detection and characterization by optical imaging: Enhanced contrast between an object of interest and background surfaces visible in an image is provided using controlled lighting directed at the object. Exploiting the falloff of light intensity with distance, a light source (or multiple light sources), such as an infrared light source, can be positioned near one or... Agent:

20140177907 - Faulty cart wheel detection: A system and method of identifying carts exhibiting tendencies that are indicative of damaged or defective wheels. A shopping cart may be identified and tracked visually through one or more surveillance cameras. By comparing the cart's tracked movement to known symptomatic movement patterns, the system may identify defective or damaged... Agent: Wal-mart Stroes, Inc.

20140177906 - Generating static scenes: Implementations generally relate to generating static scenes. In some implementations, a method includes collecting photos associated with objects in at least one location. The method also includes collecting attention information associated with one or more of the objects. The method also includes generating an attention map based on the attention... Agent:

20140177920 - Image capture and identification system and process: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20140177921 - Image capture and identification system and process: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20140177917 - Image processing device, object selection method and program: There is provided an image processing device including: a data storage unit that stores object identification data for identifying an object operable by a user and feature data indicating a feature of appearance of each object; an environment map storage unit that stores an environment map representing a position of... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140177915 - Method and apparatus for detecting object: A method and an apparatus for detecting an object are disclosed. The method comprises the steps of obtaining a plurality of depth images of the object; extracting foregrounds; fusing the foregrounds in a unified three-dimensional world coordinate system; calculating an appearance two-dimensional histogram from the fused foreground by the following... Agent:

20140177914 - Method and system for video-based road characterization, lane detection and departure prevention: A method and system for video-based road departure warning for a vehicle on a road, is provided. Road departure warning involves receiving an image of a road in front of the vehicle from a video imager, and detecting one or more road markings in the image corresponding to markings on... Agent:

20140177923 - Method for tracking multiple image objects based on a penalty graph for avoiding hijacking of a tracker: A method for tracking multiple image objects, includes resampling particles from each of the image objects tracked in a previous image, calculating respective weights of the resampled particles, and predicting and tracking locations of the image objects in a current image based on values obtained by multiplying the locations of... Agent: Industry Foundation Of Chonnam National University

20140177905 - Methods and systems for customizing a plenoptic media asset: Methods and systems are described for providing customized user experiences with media assets created using plenoptic content capture technology. The ability to increase the focus on different objects while the media asset is progressing may allow a user to more easily track the object. Conversely, the ability to decrease the... Agent: United Video Properties, Inc.

20140177916 - Object information derived from object images: Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, PDA, or other image capturing device, submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest, and at least a portion of the resulting information is transmitted back locally to, or nearby, the device that captured... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20140177918 - Object information derived from object images: Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, PDA, or other image capturing device, submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest, and at least a portion of the resulting information is transmitted back locally to, or nearby, the device that captured... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20140177922 - Object information derived from object images: Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, PDA, or other image capturing device, submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest, and at least a portion of the resulting information is transmitted back locally to, or nearby, the device that captured... Agent: Nant Holdings Ip, LLC

20140177911 - Real-time bicyclist detection with synthetic training data: A determination is made in real-time regarding whether a bicyclist is present in a target image. A target image is received. The target image is classified and an error value for the target image is determined using a linear classifier. If the error value does not exceed the threshold value,... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20140177908 - System of object detection: In a system of object detection, a color detector detects at least one image region in an input image having a color specifically pertinent to the object under detection, thereby obtaining an object width. A dynamic down-sampling unit adaptively performs down-sampling on the detected image region using a generated down-sampling... Agent: Ncku Research And Development Foundation

20140177919 - Systems and methods for multi-pass adaptive people counting: People are counted in a segment of video with a video processing system that is configured with a first set of parameters. This produces a first output. Based on this first output, a second set of parameters is chosen. People are then counted in the segment of video using the... Agent: Verint Systems Ltd.

20140177909 - Three-dimensional interactive device and operation method thereof: A three-dimensional (3D) interactive device and an operation method thereof are provided. The 3D interactive device includes a projection unit, an image capturing unit, and an image processing unit. The projection unit projects an interactive pattern to a surface of a body, so that a user performs an interactive trigger... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140177924 - Faulty cart wheel detection: A system and method of identifying carts exhibiting tendencies that are indicative of damaged or defective wheels. A shopping cart may be identified and tracked visually through one or more surveillance cameras. By comparing the cart's tracked movement to known symptomatic movement patterns, the system may identify defective or damaged... Agent: Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

20140177925 - License plate recognition system and method: A license plate recognition system and method recognizes a license plate attached to a vehicle and bears a license plate number. The system includes a database module, a reducing module, an image capturing unit, a sorting unit, and a recognizing module. The database module stores license plate position sample type-related... Agent: National Chiao Tung University

20140177926 - Information notification apparatus that notifies information of motion of a subject: An information notification apparatus (1) includes: an image acquisition unit (42) that acquires a plurality of moving images in which motions of subjects are captured, respectively; a first detection unit (44) that detects a specific state in the motions of the subject from respective moving images among the plurality of... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd

20140177927 - System of image stereo matching: A system of image stereo matching includes at least one stereo matching unit (SMU) each receives a first view and a second view of a view pair, according to which the SMU generates a first depth map for the first view. The system also includes a backward tracer operable to... Agent: Ncku Research And Development Foundation

20140177928 - Method and system for processing image data: The invention relates to a method and system for processing image data obtained from scanning a network infrastructure for the detection and analysis of specific objects of interest, such as powerlines and other overhead conductors, or similar structures. The image data comprises a plurality of co-ordinate points in three-dimensional space,... Agent:

20140177929 - System, device and method for securing a user device component by authenticating the user of a biometric sensor by performance of a replication of a portion of an authentication process performed at a remote computing location: A novel system, device and method of validation is provided for sensing a biometric such as a fingerprint, where biometric data corresponding to the biometric entity such as a fingerprint is then transmitted to a host configured to perform a plurality of authentication processes to authenticate the biometric data. At... Agent: Synaptics Incorporated

20140177930 - Artificial intelligence system for genetic analysis: The present invention provides a complete artificial intelligence system for the acquisition and analysis of nucleic acid array hybridization information. The system is divided into at least one central data processing facility and one or more user facilities, linked by encrypted network connections or similar links. Each user facility may... Agent: Iris Biotechnologies Inc.

20140177931 - Method for recording multiple three-dimensional images of a dental object: The invention relates to a method for recording several three-dimensional recordings of a dental object, wherein each of the three-dimensional images comprises 3D measured data and color data of a measured surface of the object, wherein the individual images are combined to form an overall image using a computer-assisted recording... Agent:

20140177932 - Methods and apparati for nondestructive detection of undissolved particles in a fluid: The apparati, methods, and computer program products disclosed herein can be used to nondestructively detect undissolved particles, such as glass flakes and/or protein aggregates, in a fluid in a vessel, such as, but not limited to, a fluid that contains a drug.... Agent: Amgen Inc.

20140177934 - Image diagnosis device and control method thereof: An image diagnosis device comprising: a positioning image collection unit configured to collect a positioning image for an object; a weight distribution estimation unit configured to estimate a weight distribution of the object from the collected positioning image; a top board sagging amount estimation unit configured to estimate an amount... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140177933 - Method and apparatus for mapping image information of target object onto interface of the target object in magnetic resonance imaging: A method and an apparatus map image information of a target object onto an interface of the target object in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The method includes obtaining the image information of the target object in a predetermined direction from the outside of the target object to the inside of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140177935 - Adaptive interface for a medical imaging system: Systems and methods for control of a medical data processing system are provided. Some embodiments are particularly directed to presenting a user interface for control of an IVUS imaging system. In one embodiment, a method comprises: presenting a set of mode options to a user at a user display device;... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20140177937 - Hardness tester and method for hardness test: The hardness tester includes a data obtainer obtaining sample shape data that can specify a shape of a sample; an image capture controller controlling a CCD camera to capture an image of the surface of the sample and obtaining image data of the sample; a matching performer associating the sample... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

20140177938 - System and method for identifying defects in a material: Described are computer-based methods and apparatuses, including computer program products, for identifying defects in a material. A set of features is identified based on an image of a material, wherein each feature in the set of features is a candidate portion of a defect in the material. A set of... Agent: Cognex Corporation

20140177936 - System and method for inspecting structures formed of composite materials during the fabrication thereof: A method for inspecting structures formed of composite materials during the fabrication thereof including imaging multiple individual plies of a structure, whereby the locations and orientations of edge joints between adjacent courses of each ply are recorded, ascertaining mutual offsets in the locations of mutually parallel ones of the edge... Agent: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

20140177939 - Method of final defect inspection: Disclosed is a method of final defect inspection, including preparing a final defect inspection apparatus which includes a host device, a microscope, a bar code scanner, a support tool and a signal transceiver, using the host device to calibrate an original point in an outline of the circuit board based... Agent: Kinsus Interconnect Technology Corp.

20140177940 - Recipe generation apparatus, inspection support apparatus, inspection system, and recording media: A desired area is extracted by directly analyzing information recorded in a design layout, an inspection recipe is generated by using this extraction method, and an efficient inspection is realized. The invention makes it easy to extract an area of a desired circuit module such as a memory mat by... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140177941 - Optimal patch ranking for coordinate transform estimation of microscope images from sparse patch shift estimates: A method of determining a coordinate transform between a first image and a second image, said method comprising the steps of: determining a rate of change of pixel values for locations on the first image to identify candidate alignment patches in the first image; specifying subsets of patches from the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140177945 - Aerial roof estimation systems and methods: Methods and systems for roof estimation are described. Example embodiments include a roof estimation system, which generates and provides roof estimate reports annotated with indications of the size, geometry, pitch and/or orientation of the roof sections of a building. Generating a roof estimate report may be based on one or... Agent: Eagle View Technologies, Inc.

20140177943 - Method and apparatus for rendering hybrid multi-view: A method and apparatus for generating a multi-view image, the method including determining an input image for generating multi-view images, and selecting a total of stereo images or one of stereo images to be the input image based on a presence of a distortion between the stereo images.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140177944 - Method and system for modeling subjects from a depth map: A method for modeling and tracking a subject using image depth data includes locating the subject's trunk in the image depth data and creating a three-dimensional (3D) model of the subject's trunk. Further, the method includes locating the subject's head in the image depth data and creating a 3D model... Agent:

20140177942 - Three dimensional sensing method and three dimensional sensing apparatus: A three dimensional (3D) sensing method and an apparatus thereof are provided. The 3D sensing method includes the following steps. A resolution scaling process is performed on a first pending image and a second pending image so as to produce a first scaled image and a second scaled image. A... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140177946 - Human detection apparatus and method: Disclosed herein is an apparatus and method for detecting a person from an input video image with high reliability by using gradient-based feature vectors and a neural network. The human detection apparatus includes an image preprocessing unit for modeling a background image from an input image. A moving object area... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunicatidons Research Institute

20140177947 - System and method for generating training cases for image classification: A system and method for generating training images. An existing training image is associated with a classification. The system includes an image processing module that performs color-space deformation on each pixel of the existing training image and then associates the classification to the color-space deformed training image. The technique may... Agent: Google Inc.

20140177948 - Generating training documents: A method of generating training documents for training a classifying device comprises, with a processor, determining a number of sub-samples in a number of original documents, and creating a number of pseudo-documents from the sub-samples, the pseudo-documents comprising a portion of the number of sub-samples. A device for training a... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140177950 - Recognition device, method, and computer program product: According to an embodiment, a recognition device includes a storage unit, an acquiring unit, a first calculator, a second calculator, a determining unit, and an output unit. The storage unit stores multiple training patterns each belonging to any one of multiple categories. The acquiring unit acquires a recognition target pattern... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140177949 - Unsupervised adaptation method and automatic image classification method applying the same: An automatic image classification method applying an unsupervised adaptation method is provided. A plurality of non-manually-labeled observation data are grouped into a plurality of groups. A respectively hypothesis label is set to each of the groups according to a classifier. It is determined whether each member of the observation data... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140177951 - Method, apparatus, and storage medium having computer executable instructions for processing of an electronic document: In a method for processing an electronic document, a database which is used to extract information relating to the document is adapted using the electronic document, and in which the database is adapted using at least one item of feedback from a user. Furthermore, an apparatus, a computer program product... Agent: Docuware Gmbh

20140177952 - Color name determination device, color name determination method, information recording medium, and program: In a color name determination device, a color receiver receives input of a color, a document retriever retrieves for documents in which images relating to the received color are disposed, a key word extractor extracts key word character strings appearing in the retrieved documents, an image retriever retrieves for images... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.

20140177954 - Compression of digital images of scanned documents: A method for creating a binary mask image from an inputted digital image of a scanned document, including the steps of creating a binarized image by binarizing the inputted digital image, detecting first text regions representing light text on a dark background, and inverting the first text regions, such that... Agent: I.r.i.s.

20140177953 - Method and apparatus for embedding message into image data: A method of embedding and extracting a message into and from image data is provided. The method of embedding a message into image data includes: generating message data that is to be embedded into the image data; dividing the image data into a plurality of color channels, and embedding the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140177956 - Real time photometric edge description: Systems and methods are disclosed for describing and tracking edges within the field of view of one or more imaging devices. In one example, the present system defines a row of pixels taken across a width of the edge, and then determines a binary edge descriptor for the edge by... Agent:

20140177955 - System and method for adaptive skin tone detection: A system and method for detecting human skin tone in one or more images. The system includes an image processing module configured to receive an image and provide contrast enhancement of the image so as to compensate for background illumination in the image. The image processing module is further configured... Agent:

20140177959 - Decompression of block compressed images: A system, method, and computer program product that may use a cache in the decompression of block compressed image data. Each data entry in the cache may represent decompressed image data corresponding to a compressed block of an image. The indices of the cache are keys, where each key is... Agent:

20140177958 - Image processing apparatus: In an image processing apparatus, regarding plural character areas in the character image of each color, an image compressing unit 6 includes one of the character areas from which a distance to another one of the character areas is either equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value into... Agent: Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

20140177957 - Systems and methods for determining compression methods to use for an image: Systems and methods described herein facilitate determining compression methods to use on an image. A client is in communication with a server that is configured to separate an image into a plurality of regions. The server is also configured to determine a first data compression method for a first set... Agent: Vmware, Inc.

20140177960 - Apparatus and method of processing image: An image processing apparatus and method for restoring an image which is expected to be when there is no fog from a foggy image, the image processing method including: generating a pixel depth image of the foggy image by estimating a plurality of pixel depths of a plurality of pixels,... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20140177961 - Handwritten-information processing apparatus, handwritten-information processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium: A handwritten-information processing apparatus includes a handwritten-information acquisition unit and a handwritten-information insertion unit. The handwritten-information acquisition unit acquires a handwritten information item which has been handwritten by a user on a medium having a region inside a writing frame and a region outside the writing frame. The region inside... Agent:

20140177962 - Freehand system and method for creating, editing, and manipulating block diagrams: A method of integrating freehand user input into a block diagram environment is disclosed. The freehand user input is a user's approximation of a diagram component or feature of a component which is received by the block diagram environment and compared to multiple patterns stored in a storage location. The... Agent: The Mathworks, Inc.

20140177963 - Pixel object detection in digital images method and system: A user touches a touch sensitive display or otherwise provides input comprising “stroke” gestures to trace areas which are to be the subject of post-processing functions. The stroke area is highlighted and can be added to or corrected by additional stroke and “erase” gestures. Pixel objects are detected proximate to... Agent: Menschmaschine Publishing Gmbh

20140177964 - Video image search: Techniques disclosed herein provide for conducting an image search of video frames using a captured image of a display or a screen capture of a media item during playback. Results of the image search may be used to play back a corresponding video from the point in the video at... Agent: Unicorn Media, Inc.

20140177965 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program: There is provided an image processing device including a feature point extraction unit that extracts feature points from an input image, a feature amount calculation unit that calculates feature amounts of the feature points, an image processing unit that processes the marker image to transform the feature amounts of non-distinguishing... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140177966 - Discovering authoritative images of people entities: Systems, methods, and computer storage media for discovering authoritative images of people entities are provided. Selections of person entities are received. Authoritative URLs and authoritative images for the person entities are identified. Once the authoritative images are identified, features are extracted. Queries for the person entities are identified by mining... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140177967 - Emotion information conversion apparatus and method: An emotion information conversion apparatus and method is provided. The emotion information conversion apparatus includes a visual information extractor to extract visual information from an input image, an emotion information converter to analyze the extracted visual information and convert the visual information into emotion information, and a sensory effect information... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140177968 - Homography estimation apparatus and method: Disclosed are a homography estimation apparatus and method. A down-sampling unit reduces the reference image and the target image to the same size to generate down-sampled images. A feature point extraction unit extracts feature points from the reference image and the target image down-sampled to the same size, respectively. An... Agent: Chung-ang University Industry-academy Cooperation Foundation

20140177969 - Face and expression aligned movies: Systems, methods and articles of manufacture for generating sequences of face and expression aligned images are presented. An embodiment includes determining a plurality of candidate images, computing a similarity distance between an input image and each of the candidate images based on facial features in the input image and the... Agent: Google Inc.

20140177970 - Image subset determination and processing: Aspects of a device, system, and method for subset determination and processing are described. In certain aspects, a process for subset determination includes determining a reference for correlation with at least one image and identifying a set of images for comparison with the reference. The reference for correlation may be... Agent: Broadcom Corporation

20140177971 - Method and device for storing a compression ratio indication in a pixel value buffer in tile encoding: A tile of pixels is encoded by variable length encoding blocks of pixels constituting different subsets of the tile to form sequences of symbols as encoded representations of the pixel values. A respective size indication is determined for each set of at least block. A size indication is representative of... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)

20140177972 - Signal to noise improvement: Systems, methods, and processor executable code for high quality wide-range multi-layer image compression of a sequence of video images. A computer-implemented method of adding signal-to-noise improvement layers which are targeted to specific aspects of a sequence of images. The method comprises selecting one or more aspects of a coded image... Agent:

20140177973 - Method and device for correcting spatial response for imaging fourier transform spectrometers: A method for correcting spatial response for an imaging Fourier transform spectrometer comprises the following steps: a prior step of calculation of the equalization parameters comprising a gain and an offset from data forming calibration scenes; a step of determination of equalization coefficients at a so-called pseudo superpixel level determining... Agent:

20140177974 - Method and apparatus for exemplar-based inpainting in a multi-scaled space using laplacian pyramid: A method for exemplar-based inpainting using a Laplacian pyramid in a multi-scale space is provided, which is capable of reflecting structural features and texture features simultaneously every time inpainting is performed. The exemplar-based inpainting method using the Laplacian pyramid in the multi-scale space includes constructing a Laplacian pyramid image including... Agent: Chung-ang University Industry-academy Cooperation Foundation

20140177975 - Digital image manipulation: There is disclosed a method for seamlessly replacing areas in a digital image with corresponding data from temporally close digital images depicting substantially the same scene. The method uses localized image registration error minimization over a fixed preliminary boundary. A least cost closed path which constitutes a boundary for the... Agent: Mobile Imaging In Sweden Ab

20140177976 - Masking tool: A system for controlling effects performed on an image includes a digital camera having a display that displays the image. Masking tools position graphical representations on the display to define a portion of the image that is altered when the effects are subsequently applied to the image. The several masking... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140177977 - Image processing device and medium storing image processing program: An information interchange unit, a storage unit, and a display controller are configured such that, after a image selection unit selects a first image and a second image, the information interchange unit interchanges, automatically, first image information of the first image with second image information of the second image, or... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140177978 - Apparatus for simultaneously storing area selected in image and apparatus for creating an image file by automatically recording image information: An apparatus to collectively store areas selected in an image includes an image-editing unit to load a standard image file, to display a standard image based on the standard image file, and to enable a user to edit the standard image, a zooming unit to zoom into and away from... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140177979 - System, method and graphical user interface for displaying and controlling vision system operating parameters: A graphical user interface (GUI) display and GUI-based system for displaying and controlling vision system operating parameters of a contour sensor comprises an automated region of interest graphic image applied to a discrete region of a selected image in response to a single click by a user at the discrete... Agent: Cognex Corporation

  
06/19/2014 > 88 patent applications in 46 patent subcategories.

20140169617 - Forensic authentication system and method: A forensic authentication system includes an imaging device to capture an image of a printed mark and a non-printed area of a substrate directly adjacent to the printed mark, and a processor to run computer readable instructions. The processor can run computer readable instructions to utilize a model to define... Agent:

20140169618 - Method for retrieving associated information using an image: A method for retrieving associated information using an image (10), comprising: locating a spatial pattern (13) in an image (10) captured by an image capture device, the spatial pattern (13) providing an instruction (12, 14, 15) or a specification for further processing to occur; wherein if a first predetermined spatial... Agent:

20140169616 - Watermarking screen capture content: Information is displayed on a device by writing data to a buffer in memory, the content of the buffer describing a screen display of the device at a particular point in time. A watermarked version of the buffer content is generated by watermarking the content of the buffer with data,... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140169620 - Apparatus and methods for identifying and processing mail using an identification code: Apparatus and methods consistent with the present invention provide for identifying and processing mail using an identification code on a mailpiece as a redundant source of identification information in a mail sorting system. In one embodiment, this information is stored in a temporary database and used for the identification and... Agent: United States Postal Service

20140169619 - Mail run balancing using video capture: A method and system for mail run balancing of critical documents on a sorter machine that comingles both critical and non-critical documents. A plan identifying a set of critical documents to be processed as part of a mail run is received at the sorter. The plan includes an individual identifier... Agent: Pitney Bowes Inc..

20140169623 - Action recognition based on depth maps: A plurality of depth maps corresponding to respective depth measurements determined over a respective plurality of time frames may be obtained. A plurality of skeleton representations respectively corresponding to the respective time frames may be obtained. Each skeleton representation may include joints associated with an observed entity. Local feature descriptors... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140169622 - Apparatus and method for monitoring hand washing: A method and apparatus to monitor and document that proper hygienic procedures are followed by food service providers consisting of a camera, a processor controlling the camera, and software to accomplish the hand washing monitoring. The criteria for identifying the start and end of a hand washing event by monitoring... Agent:

20140169630 - Driving assistance apparatus and driving assistance method: A driving assistance device is provided with a turning state detection unit, an imaging unit, a solid object detection unit and a detection region modification unit. When the turning state detection unit detects that a host vehicle is in a turning state, the detection region modification unit alters a position... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20140169621 - Gesture pre-processing of video stream to reduce platform power: Techniques are disclosed for processing a video stream to reduce platform power by employing a stepped and distributed pipeline process, wherein CPU-intensive processing is selectively performed. The techniques are particularly well-suited for efficient hand-based navigational gesture processing of a video stream, in accordance with some embodiments. The stepped and distributed... Agent: Intel Corporation

20140169624 - Image based pedestrian sensing apparatus and method: An image based pedestrian sensing apparatus and method that rapidly senses a pedestrian within an image by setting a region of interest (ROI) corresponding to a size of an object in a front image of a vehicle (i.e., an image taken from in front of the vehicle), extracting pedestrian candidates... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140169625 - Image processing apparatus, method, and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes: a processor configured to: store information on a reference area that has been extracted from a first image not including a target object by using a condition regarding color, generate, by using the condition, information on a target area in a second image that has... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140169627 - Image processing method for detecting objects using relative motion: An image based obstacle detection method. A camera mounted on a vehicle provides a set of image frames whilst the vehicle is in motion. The image frames define an image plane having a vertical aspect and a horizontal aspect. The relevancy of an object is determined by (i) selecting first... Agent: Magna International Inc.

20140169631 - Image recognition apparatus: An image recognition apparatus determines whether an image of a pedestrian is captured in a frame of video data captured by a vehicle mounted camera. A pre-processing unit determines a detection block from within a frame, and cuts out block image data corresponding to the detection block from the frame.... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20140169632 - Inspecting apparatus and inspecting method of absorbent sheet-like member related to absorbent article: An inspecting apparatus is provided which inspects whether or not a liquid absorbent particulate is deposited with a predetermined deposition pattern on an absorbent sheet-like member, the absorbent sheet-like member having a continuous web and a plurality of absorbent bodies, the continuous web being transported along a transport direction, the... Agent:

20140169628 - Method and device for detecting the gait of a pedestrian for a portable terminal: A method and system for recognizing a pedestrian's step is provided for a portable terminal. The portable terminal has an acquisition unit. In an image of a sequence of images acquired by the acquisition unit, an object is, in each case, detected which represents at least a part of a... Agent: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

20140169626 - System and method for effective section detecting of hand gesture: A system is provided for detecting an effective section of a gesture by recognizing the gesture, pose information and motion information included in the gesture from an acquired image. In addition, a controller determines whether a pose has been recognized based on the pose information and when the pose has... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140169629 - System to determine product characteristics, counts, and per unit weight details: A system for determining the characteristics of a volume of preferable small fungible products within an acceptable size range. The system differentiates among products even if in close contact to identify acceptable product. The system may store data for later review or for dispensing of product in real time. The... Agent: Satake Usa, Inc.

20140169633 - Emergency rescue vehicle video based violation enforcement method and system: Disclosed are methods and systems for monitoring and reporting road violations of vehicles sharing roads with responding emergency vehicles. According to an exemplary method video is captured from a forward and/or rear facing camera mounted to an emergency vehicle, and the video is processed to identify any vehicles in violation... Agent:

20140169634 - System, device, and method for detecting and locating wanted vehicles: A method, system, and device for analyzing images captured by a vehicle-based camera includes establishing a communication connection between a mobile communication device and an in-vehicle computing system. Scanning data may be retrieved from a scanning data server by the mobile communication device and, in some embodiments, forwarded to the... Agent:

20140169635 - Distance measurement apparatus and distance measurement method: A distance measurement apparatus which outputs a plurality of spot beams in a grid-like pattern from a laser device to a target object and measures a distance to the target object based on image data of the plurality of spot beams, the apparatus includes a distance measurement unit configured to... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited

20140169636 - Method and system for estimating attitude of camera: In a method of estimating a camera attitude, based on the past-detected position of a marker and an appropriate camera attitude provided during current frame imaging, the position of the maker to the current frame is approximately predicted. Through extraction of points which are near the predicted marker position (marker... Agent: Denso Wave Incorporated

20140169637 - Method for self-calibration of a microscope apparatus: A method for calibrating a microscope apparatus (1) having a variable optical magnification system (13) and a detector device (12) is disclosed. First, a calibrating mode is performed, wherein an image (50) of an object (10) is captured at a known reference magnification value, two characteristic reference points (32a, 32b)... Agent: Leica Microsystems (schweiz) Ag

20140169639 - Image detection method and device: A method and device for detecting images are used to improve a detection rate and accuracy rate of the image moving target detection, so that moving targets also can be accurately detected in a scenario with complicated illumination changes. The method for detecting the images includes: collecting an image, performing... Agent: Zte Corporation

20140169638 - Spot search device and spot search method: A spot search device which searches, based on image data of pattern light, a moved spotlight representing any of the plurality of spotlights that has moved, the spot search device includes, a first movement amount generating unit which detects the moved spotlight and calculates a first movement amount based on... Agent: Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited

20140169640 - Electric product: An electric product which includes a recognition device obtaining information about a food item to be added to a storage compartment, and a display unit displaying information about a food item stored in the storage compartment. The electric product further includes a memory unit storing the information about the food... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140169641 - Mobile device having face recognition function using additional component and method for controlling the mobile device: A method and a mobile device having a face recognition function using an additional component. The method includes determining whether the face recognition function has been activated in a first state of the mobile device, acquiring an image if the face recognition function has been activated, extracting a facial figure... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140169642 - System and method for passive live person verification using real-time eye reflection: Systems, methods, and apparatus for detecting a live human face in an image are disclosed. The methods, systems, and apparatus are capable of capturing an image of a verification pattern that has been reflected from a defined region of interest of a user's eye. The captured image can be compared... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140169643 - Face authentication system, face authentication method, and face authentication program: Provided is a face authentication system (100) including a reflectance image generating unit (107) for generating a blurred image of an input image based on the input image including a face of a person and generating an input reflectance image by separating each corresponding pixel value of the blurred image... Agent:

20140169644 - Photo importance determination: In embodiments of photo importance determination, a photo analyzer is implemented to analyze the image content of each photo in a set of digital photos, and determine similar photos based on the image content and metadata of the digital photos. The photo analyzer can then create stacks of the similar... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140169646 - Contact area diffusion factor for quantifying fat contents of liquid: The present invention provides a method for determining the presence of fats in the body fluid by photographing a body fluid droplet and calculating the change of the contact area of the body fluid droplet and the contact area diffusion factor. In addition, according to the present invention, fats may... Agent:

20140169647 - Method and a system for processing an image comprising dendritic spines: A computer-implemented method for processing an image comprising dendritic spines, the method comprising the steps of obtaining the image comprising at least one dendritic spine (110), obtaining the coordinates of the tip point (311) and the base point (312), detecting the skeleton (317) of the dendritic spine (110) by analyzing... Agent: Instytut Biologii Doswiadczalnej Im. M. Nenckiego Pan

20140169645 - Method and system for medical imaging data management: A method and a corresponding system and medical data repository for medical imaging data management including: receiving medical images associated with an exam of a patient; storing the medical images; receiving clinical information derived from the medical images; arranging the clinical information in a database structured to allow retrieval of... Agent: Advanced Medical Imaging Development S.r.l.

20140169649 - Ct image reconstruction with edge-maintaining filtering: A method is disclosed for reconstructing image data of an examination object from measurement data, wherein the measurement data were captured previously during a relative rotational movement between a radiation source of a computed tomography system and the examination object. Filtered measurement data are calculated from the measurement data. First... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20140169648 - Integration of intra-oral imagery and volumetric imagery: Shape data of a patient's crown and volumetric imagery of the patient's tooth are received. A determination is made of elements that represent one or more crowns in the shape data. A computational device is used to register the elements with corresponding voxels of the volumetric imagery. A tooth shape... Agent: Ormco Corporation

20140169650 - Radiation tomographic image generating method, and radiation tomographic image generating program: An area of an extraneous substance (e.g. area of metal or the like) in images (pre-interpolation projection data in the embodiment) of the extraneous substance (e.g. high-density substance such as metal) extracted and separated by extraction separation in step S1 is interpolated by area interpolation in step S2. Therefore, artifacts... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20140169652 - Scan plan field of view adjustor, determiner, and/or quality assessor: A method includes using a pre-scan image to define a scan field of view for a region of interest of a patient to be scanned for at least one image acquisition of a series of image acquisitions of a scan plan, performing an image acquisition of the series based on... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140169651 - Shape-extraction method and shape-extraction system: An unknown surface shape of a physical object can be extracted with good precision. Image data of a projective image that has been acquired by radiation projection to an object is acquired. Next, a predetermined mesh structure is used to acquire cross-sectional images of the subject from image data of... Agent: The University Of Tokyo

20140169653 - Frequency dependent combination of x-ray images of different modalities: The present invention relates to X-ray imaging technology. In phase-contrast imaging, different types of image information, e.g. absorption image information and differential phase-contrast image information, may be obtained by a single image acquisition process. Individual types of image information comprise different image properties. The present invention relates to a frequency... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140169654 - Gleason grading by segmenting and combining co-registered images of differently stained tissue slices: An improved histopathological score is obtained by generating image objects from images of tissue containing stained epithelial cells. First objects are generated that correspond to basal cells stained with a first stain, such as p63. Second objects are generated that correspond to luminal cells stained with a second stain, such... Agent: Definiens Ag

20140169655 - Method for automatically adjusting a focal plane of a digital pathology image: The present invention provides for an intelligent autofocus method and device for a digital pathology image, method are device are able to couple a feedback from the behaviour of the user, for example by gaze tracking arrangement, to the actually focal representation of an image and adjust the imaging setup... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140169656 - Illumination apparatus, image sensor unit, and paper sheet distinguishing apparatus: An illumination apparatus includes: a light source that emits light at a plurality of wavelengths; and a rod-like light guide that shapes light emitted by the light source into a line, wherein the light guide is made of a material including a region in which transmittance of wavelengths is not... Agent: Canon Components, Inc.

20140169657 - Defect inspection method and defect inspection device: A defect inspection method for inspecting a defect on a semiconductor wafer, using plural inspection methods includes: merging hot-spot coordinates as coordinates on the semiconductor wafer, designated by a user, or coordinates where a systematic defect can occur, with detected defect coordinates on the semiconductor wafer, acquired from inspection information,... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

20140169661 - Method of color correction of pair of colorful stereo microscope images: A method for color correction of a pair of colorful stereo microscope images is provided, which transmits the color information of the foreground areas and the background area of the reference image to the aberrated image separately for avoiding transmission error of the color information of the varied areas of... Agent: Ningbo University

20140169658 - Methods and apparatus for image fusion: Systems and methods configured to implement sliced source imaging to produce a plurality of overlapping in-focus images on the same location of a single imaging detector without using beamsplitters.... Agent: Raytheon Company

20140169660 - Stereo correspondence smoothness tool: Stereo correspondence smoothness tool techniques are described. In one or more implementations, an indication is received of a user-defined region in at least one of a plurality of stereoscopic images of an image scene. Stereo correspondence is calculated of image data of the plurality of stereoscopic images of the image... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140169659 - System and method for customizing figurines with a subject's face: A system and method of making an at least partially customized figure emulating a subject is disclosed which involves obtaining at least two two-dimensional images of the face of the subject from different perspectives; and processing the images of the face with a computer processor to create a three dimensional... Agent:

20140169662 - Image retargeting quality assessment: A method of performing an image retargeting quality assessment comprising comparing an original image and a retargeted image in a frequency domain, wherein the retargeted image is obtained by performing a retargeting algorithm on the original image. The disclosure also includes an apparatus comprising a processor configured to perform an... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140169664 - Apparatus and method for recognizing human in image: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for recognizing a human in an image. The apparatus includes a learning unit and a human recognition unit. The learning unit calculates a boundary value between a human and a non-human based on feature candidates extracted from a learning image, detects a feature... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140169663 - System and method for video detection and tracking: System and method embodiments are provided to enable features and functionalities for automatically detecting and localizing the position of an object in a video frame and tracking the moving object in the video over time. One method includes detecting a plurality of objects in a video frame using a combined... Agent: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

20140169665 - Automated processing of documents: A system and method for processing documents with automatic improvements to the processing. Documents are submitted to a processing system and data is extracted from the documents. The data may be extracted utilising OCR techniques. The data may be verified and interpreted utilising classifiers and predefined feature extraction rules which... Agent: Porta Holding Ltd.

20140169666 - Creating a blended image: Methods and systems are disclosed for creating a blended image by receiving an overlay image frame in a device (105) implemented by electronic circuitry, the overlay image frame having multiple pixels, and determining a blending factor with the device (105) for each pixel in the overlay image frame. The blending... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140169667 - Removing an object from an image: A method for removing an object from an image is described. The image is separated into a source region and a target region. The target region includes the object to be removed. A contour of the target region may be extracted. One or more filling candidate pixels are obtained. Multiple... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140169668 - Automatic classification and color enhancement of a markable surface: Architecture that automatically computes if a quadrangular object captured in a given image is or is not a markable board (e.g., a whiteboard, green board, chalkboard, etc.). The markable board has a surface on which marks can be applied using chalk, ink, dry ink, or any other suitable marking instrument... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140169670 - Method and apparatus for compressing and decompressing data: An example method includes interpreting compressed source data to produce a set of representative colors and modulation data. Portions of the modulation data are interpreted as a plurality of vectors. Each vector pertains to a respective region of the image, which has multiple portions, each with elements. Modulation data is... Agent: Imagination Technologies Limited

20140169669 - Tone mapping method of high dynamic range image/video: A tone mapping (TM) method of high dynamic range (HDR) image/video includes the steps of A) acquiring an HDR image/video; B) processing the HDR image/video via fast global TM where each of processed pixel outputs is denoted by PixelFG and then computing the HDR image/video via block-based GC algorithm where... Agent: National Chung Cheng University

20140169671 - Apparatus and method for color restoration: Provided is a method and apparatus for restoring color of an input image. The method includes: separating multiple band information of a near infrared (NIR) channel from information of the input image by using a correlation between a color channel and the NIR channel in the input image; obtaining estimated... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.

20140169672 - Image processing device and method for determining a similarity between two images: A computerized method determines a similarity between a first image and a second image. The first image is converted into a first grayscale image, and the second image is converted into a second grayscale image. A first feature vector of the first grayscale image and a second feature vector of... Agent: Fu Tai Hua Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140169673 - Incremental image clustering: Methods, systems, and computer readable media with executable instructions, and/or logic are provided for incremental image clustering. An example method for incremental image clustering can include identifying, via a computing device, a number of candidate nodes from among evaluated leaf image cluster (LIC) nodes on an image cluster tree (ICT)... Agent:

20140169674 - Method and system for a selection of a solution technique for a task: A method, system, and computer program product for selecting a solution technique from a plurality of solution techniques for accomplishing a task is provided. The plurality of solution techniques are ranked according to a set of parameters. A first set of solutions are then obtained based on each of the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20140169675 - Method and system for character recognition: Character recognition is described. In one embodiment, it may use matched sequences rather than character shape to determine a computer-legible result.... Agent: Google Inc.

20140169676 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable medium: An information processing apparatus includes a morphological analysis unit, a feature-value vector generation unit, and a degree-of-certainty calculation unit. The morphological analysis unit performs morphological analysis on a character recognition result. The feature-value vector generation unit generates a feature-value vector having elements, the number of which is P+1, for each... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

20140169677 - Perceptual bias level estimation for hand-drawn sketches in sketch-photo matching: This invention, which relates to retrieving an object from a video or a photo where the object matches a hand-drawn sketch, discloses a method for automatically estimating a perceptual bias level with respect to a feature of the sketch. The method allows estimation based on the sketch alone without involving... Agent: Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Company Limited

20140169678 - Method and system for text-image orientation: The current application is directed to a method and system for automatically determining the sense orientation of regions of scanned-document images that include symbols and characters of languages that are not written as simple sequential strings of alphabetic characters. In one implementation, the sense-orientation method and system to which the... Agent:

20140169679 - Video processing system, method of determining viewer preference, video processing apparatus, and control method: A video processing apparatus includes a first storage means unit which stores, in correspondence to a viewer, frame feature values to characterize each frame of scenes constituted by a series of frames in a video content viewed by the viewer; a second storage means unit which stores, as scene groups... Agent:

20140169682 - Determining quality of an image or video using a distortion classifier: Techniques and structures are disclosed in which one or more distortion categories are identified for an image or video, and a quality of the image or video is determined based on the one or more distortion categories. The image or video may be of a natural scene, and may be... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

20140169680 - Image object recognition based on a feature vector with context information: Examples disclosed herein relate to image object recognition based on a feature vector with context information. A processor may create an expanded feature vector related to a first area of an image including context information related to the first area. The processor may determine the presence of an object in... Agent:

20140169681 - Method, apparatus and system for generating a feature vector: A method of generating a feature vector for an image is disclosed. Values are determined from a plurality of points in a region of the image, each of the values being determined using at least two of the plurality of points. A periodic sequence of the determined values is determined... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140169683 - Image retrieval method, real-time drawing prompting method, and devices thereof: An image retrieval method is provided. The method includes detecting an outline of an image and obtaining an outline feature of the image, generating an index list in an image database according to the outline feature, and obtaining a sketch input by a user and retrieving images containing the sketch... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140169684 - Distance metric for image comparison: Systems and methods are provided for generating a distance metric. An image manipulation application receives first and second input images. The image manipulation application generates first and second sets of points corresponding to respective edges of a first object in the first input image and a second object in the... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20140169685 - Method of enhancing an image matching result using an image classification technique: A method of enhancing an image matching result using an image classification technique is disclosed, comprising the steps of acquiring relatively significantly hidden ones of a plurality of high overlapped close-range images; classifying each of the high overlapped close-range images to obtain a set of overall spectrum difference information over... Agent: National Central University

20140169686 - 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 determining appropriate actions responsive to different image inputs. Others relate to processing of image data. Still others... Agent: Digimarc Corporation

20140169687 - Image search systems and methods: Image search systems and methods are provided. The image search system includes a storage unit, a display unit, and a processing unit. The storage unit includes a plurality of image, each having a characteristic value. The processing unit receives a specifying of a target image, analyzes at least one content... Agent: Htc Corporation

20140169688 - Crosstalk cascades for use in object detection: Technologies pertaining to object detection are described herein. A cascaded classifier executes over subwindows of an image in a plurality of stages. A crosstalk cascade is employed to reject subwindows as being candidates for including an object that is desirably detected, where the crosstalk cascade is a combination of multiple... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140169689 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer program: An image processing apparatus groups distance measurement areas for every group of distances close to each other based on a photographing distance obtained for each distance measurement area and assigns the same distance number to the distance measurement areas belonging to the same group. The image processing apparatus further divides... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140169690 - Gaming scheme using general mood information: Technologies are generally described for an general mood adding scheme in a cloud-based game system. In some examples, a method performed under control of a computing device may include receiving from a raw database at least one set of facial expression data, each of the at least one set of... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC

20140169691 - Image processing apparatus and method for enhancing the quality of an image: An image processing apparatus and method for enhancing quality of image data are provided. The image processing apparatus includes an encoder which encodes source image data and outputs compressed image data, a first representative transform coefficient calculator which calculates a first representative transform coefficient by transforming the source image data... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140169692 - Client device and method for encoding and transmitting picture to client device: In a method for encoding and transmitting a picture to a client device, data of a picture is encoded by a progressive encoding method on a server and stored in a buffer of the server, and an amount of data of the picture transmitted to the client device at a... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140169693 - Streaming wavelet transform: In an embodiment, a compression unit is provided which may perform compression of a pixel stream. Similarly, a decompression unit may be provided which may decompress the compressed pixel stream. The compression and decompression units may include a streaming wavelet transform, which may perform the wavelet transform through a pipeline... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140169694 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a calculation section configured to calculate filtering coefficients of a filter with a first area in an image that is partitioned into multiple first areas including the first area, the image being partitioned differently into multiple second areas, each one of which being covered by... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140169695 - Method for in-image periodic noise pixel inpainting: A method for in-image periodic noise pixel inpainting is provided. It is determined whether a current frame includes periodic noise pixels, and locations of periodic noise pixels are identified. Non-periodic-noise pixels in a reference frame are utilized to inpaint the periodic noise pixels in the current frame.... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140169697 - Editor for assembled group images: An assembled group editor enables editing of an assembled group image. The assembled group image is automatically assembled from a plurality of individual subject images. A user interface is generated by the editor that includes a workspace. The assembled group image is displayed by the editor in the workspace to... Agent: Lifetouch Inc.

20140169696 - Generating an assembled group image from subject images: An assembled group image is generated from subject images. Each of the subject images is associated with height data for the subject in the image. The height data is used to position the subject images in the assembled group image to provide a natural appearance. Shadows can also be added... Agent: Lifetouch Inc.

20140169698 - Method for image fusion based on principal component analysis: An image fusion method combines absorption, differential phase contrast and dark-field (scattering) signals obtained with X-ray phase contrast sensitive techniques, such as an arrangement of gratings. The process fuses the absorption and dark-field signals by principal component analysis. Further the differential phase contrast is merged into the PCA fused image... Agent: Paul Scherrer Institut

20140169699 - Panoramic image viewer: A viewer relying on a conformal projection process to perserve local shapes is provided employing a rotated cylindriac mapping. In the image generation process, the source panoramic image, which can be elliptical, is placed on a sphere according to the angular location of pixels in the panomorph. The sphere is... Agent: Tamaggo Inc.

20140169700 - Bayesian approach to alignment-based image hallucination: Various technologies described herein pertain to enhancing a quality attribute of an input image. The input image can have a first level of the quality attribute. Dense correspondences between the input image and candidate exemplar images, which are included in an image database, can be computed utilizing a dense image... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20140169701 - Boundary-based high resolution depth mapping: Systems and methods which provide generation of high resolution depth maps from low resolution depth information using boundary-based processing techniques are disclosed. Boundary-based depth processing provided by embodiments implements boundary detection and boundary-based interpolation algorithms for providing high resolution depth information from low resolution depth information and high resolution image... Agent:

20140169703 - Consolidating information relating to duplicate images: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are described for resolving duplicate images. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining a selection of a single image from among a plurality of duplicate images. Each duplicate image has an associated set of metadata. The method... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140169702 - Photo chapters organization: In embodiments of photo chapters organization, a photo analyzer is implemented to receive a set of digital photos, and generate a photo sequence of the digital photos based on a respective timestamp of each photo. The photo sequence includes a first photo based on an earliest timestamp and a last... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

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