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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/09/2013 > 68 patent applications in 37 patent subcategories.
20130114848 - Efficient extraction of embedded watermarks in the presence of host content distortions: Methods, devices and computer program products facilitate the extraction of embedded watermarks in the presence of content distortions. Coarse estimates of a distortion or combination of distortions, present in the host content are obtained by detecting a tentative watermark, or a portion thereof, utilizing coarse pre-distorted watermark templates. Supplementary pre-distorted... Agent: Verance Corporation
20130114847 - Extraction of embedded watermarks from a host content using a plurality of tentative watermarks: Methods, devices and computer program products facilitate the extraction of embedded watermarks in the presence of content distortions. Distortion of the content is estimated using two or more detected watermarks with an associated probability of false detection that is above a desired level. The estimated content distortion is used to... Agent: Verance Corporation
20130114852 - Human face recognition method and apparatus: A human face recognition method and apparatus are provided. A processor of the human face recognition apparatus calculates red, green, and blue component statistic information for each of a plurality of human face images. The processor uses an independent component analysis algorithm to analyze component statistic information of two colors... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.
20130114859 - Image information acquiring apparatus, image information acquiring method and image information acquiring program: An image information acquiring apparatus of the present invention includes an acoustic wave detector having, disposed on a reception surface thereof, a plurality of elements that detect acoustic waves generated by an object corresponding to a reconstruction area; an acoustic signal generator that generates acoustic signals that are used in... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130114857 - Image processing device and method, image processing system, and image processing program: An image processing device includes: an entire image display control portion that performs control to display an entire image of a predetermined region in an entire image display window; and a cutout image display control portion that performs control to enlarge a plurality of tracking subjects included in the entire... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130114853 - Low-light face detection: A face is detected within a camera's field despite inadequate illumination. In various embodiments, multiple images of the inadequately illuminated field of view are obtained and summed into a composite image. The composite image is tone-mapped based on a facial lighting model, and a bounded group of pixels in the... Agent:
20130114858 - Method for detecting a target in stereoscopic images by learning and statistical classification on the basis of a probability law: A method for the detection of a target present in at least two images of the same scene acquired simultaneously by different cameras comprises, under development conditions, a prior target-learning step, said learning step including a step of modeling of the data X corresponding to an area of interest in... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20130114856 - Method for pose invariant fingerprinting: A computer-implemented method for matching objects is disclosed. At least two images where one of the at least two images has a first target object and a second of the at least two images has a second target object are received. At least one first patch from the first target... Agent: Sri International
20130114855 - Methods and systems for detection and identification of concealed materials: Methods and systems for efficiently and accurately detecting and identifying concealed materials. The system includes an analysis subsystem configured to process a number of pixelated images, the number of pixelated images obtained by repeatedly illuminating regions with a electromagnetic radiation source from a number of electromagnetic radiation sources, each repetition... Agent:
20130114851 - Relative pose estimation of non-overlapping cameras using the motion of subjects in the camera fields of view: A relative pose between two cameras is determined by using input data obtained from the motion of subjects, such as pedestrians, between the fields of view of two cameras, determining trajectory information for the subjects, and computing homographies relating lines obtained from trajectories in the first image data to lines... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
20130114849 - Server-assisted object recognition and tracking for mobile devices: Exemplary embodiments for performing server-assisted object recognition and tracking are disclosed herein. For example, in certain embodiments of the disclosed technology, one or more objects are efficiently recognized and tracked on a mobile device by using a remote server that can provide high capacity computing and storage resources. With the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130114850 - Systems and methods for high-resolution gaze tracking: A system is mounted within eyewear or headwear to unobtrusively produce and track reference locations on the surface of one or both eyes of an observer. The system utilizes multiple illumination sources and/or multiple cameras to generate and observe glints from multiple directions. The use of multiple illumination sources and... Agent: Eye-com Corporation
20130114854 - Tracking apparatus and tracking method: A tracking apparatus includes an image data acquisition unit, a tracking process unit, a contrast information acquisition unit, a contrast information similarity evaluation unit, and a control unit. The image data acquisition unit acquires image data. The tracking process unit detects a candidate position of a tracking target in image... Agent: Olympus Imaging Corp.
20130114860 - In-vehicle image processing device: An in-vehicle image processing device includes: movement distance detection units 2 and 73 which detect a movement distance of a vehicle; a movement distance determination unit 73 which determines whether or not the vehicle has moved a predetermined distance from an initial position based on the movement distance detected by... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20130114861 - Device and method for recognizing three-dimensional position and orientation of article: A recognition device and method capable of recognizing 3D position and orientation of an article at low calculation cost. A 2D image of a region, where articles are randomly located, is obtained by a camera, and 3D information of generally the same region is obtained by a range sensor. A... Agent: Fanuc Corporation
20130114862 - Image processing unit, image processing method, and image processing program: An image processing unit includes a memory unit in which continuously captured images including a reference image and a comparative image are stored, an image dividing unit to divide the reference image and the comparative image into image blocks of a predetermined size, a mean value calculator unit to calculate... Agent:
20130114863 - Registration program, registration apparatus, and method of registration: A registration apparatus acquires image information of a living body photographed by a sensor unit and distance information acquired when photographing the living body from the sensor unit, and extracts image information which is to serve as a template. The registration apparatus acquires a plurality of items of the image... Agent: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
20130114864 - Feature-extraction-based image scoring: Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to calculating a probability that a user or set of users will engage with a multimedia object for customizing content in a social networking system. In one embodiment, a generative model representing all users is utilized to calculate the probability that all users will interact... Agent:
20130114865 - System and method for providing secure access to an electronic device using facial biometrics: A facial biometric recognition system and method (100) for providing security for an electronic device (101) includes a digital camera (105) having a field of view for providing facial biometric images at a predetermined interval from a user of the electronic device (101). A processor (109) is associated with the... Agent: Sensible Vision, Inc.
20130114866 - Computer-aided planning with dual alpha angles in femoral acetabular impingement surgery: A method for determining a resection volume of a pathologic femur having a femoral head and a femoral neck is provided. The method may determine a first point of a desired contour based on a pathologic alpha angle of the pathologic femur, determine a second point of the desired contour... Agent: Mako Surgical Corporation
20130114869 - Foot-measuring method and device: The invention relates to a device that comprises: an element (1) for placement of a foot, which is provided with means (2-4, 7, 8) for positioning the foot (13) of a user and a mark (6) corresponding to a true measurement on the element (1); a camera (11) for capturing... Agent: Alu Group, S.l.
20130114868 - Hyperspectral imaging for detection of skin related conditions: A method of detecting a skin condition may include employing a multiband hyperspectral sensor to obtain multi-spectral data, employing the multi-spectral data to map constitutive skin parameters to corresponding spectral signatures via a forward model that enables generation of a set of samples including a plurality of parameters mapped to... Agent: The Johns Hopkins University
20130114867 - Similar case searching apparatus and similar case searching method: A similar case searching apparatus comprises: an image feature extracting unit; an image interpretation item fitting degree calculating unit which calculates the fitting degree of each image feature quantity to each of image interpretation items, based on first image interpretation knowledge indicating the range of values of image feature quantities... Agent:
20130114871 - Automatic correction method of couch-bending in sequence cbct reconstruction: An imaging method includes obtaining a first set of projection data when a patient support is at a first position, wherein the first set of projection data is usable to reconstruct a first volumetric image, obtaining a second set of projection data when the patient support is at a second... Agent: Varian Medical Systems International Ag
20130114872 - Compressed sensing using regional sparsity: A method for reconstructing an image includes acquiring raw image data during a scan of an area, estimating an image from the raw image data, separating the estimated image into a region of interest (ROI) and a background region, and applying compressed sensing to iteratively update only the ROI and... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130114870 - Medical imaging for drug application analysis: A system is presented that improves current medical imaging analysis systems. The system acquires medical image data of a patient and links the medical image data to the patient's personal information and the particular drugs a patient is using for treating a clinically diagnosed illness. The system can then associate... Agent: Patents Innovations, LLC
20130114873 - Method for automatically identifying the contours of a predefined bone, derived methods and corresponding computer program products: A method is provided for automatic identification of the contours of at least one portion of a predefined bone on the basis of a plurality of images representing parallel sections through a measurement volume including the portion of bone and which are obtained by a medical imaging technique. The method... Agent: Imascap
20130114875 - Methods and apparatus for image analysis using profile weighted intensity features: A new morphological feature referred to herein as profile weighted intensity feature is provided, useful for automated classification of objects, such as cells, that are depicted in digital images. In certain embodiments, the profile weighted intensity feature is determined by automatically identifying a border of a cell in an input... Agent:
20130114874 - Methods and apparatus for image analysis using threshold compactness features: A new family of morphological features, referred to herein as threshold compactness features, is provided, useful for automated classification of objects, such as cells, in images. In one embodiment, one or more thresholds and/or binary masks are applied to an image, and one or more provisional objects within a cell... Agent:
20130114876 - Method for generating a security bi-level image for a banknote: The present invention proposes a method for generating a security bi-level image used to form one of the inks of a banknote, said image comprising an original bi-level image and a security pattern, said security pattern being obtained in the spatial domain by the inverse Fourier transform of the combination... Agent:
20130114877 - Banking system operated responsive to data read from data bearing records: A banking system includes automated banking machines that operate responsive to data read from data bearing records. Transactions may also be carried out through communication with local and remote service providers. An automated banking machine is operative to conduct transactions including cash dispensing for users, responsive to data read from... Agent: Diebold, Incorporated
20130114878 - System and method for automated defect detection utilizing prior data: A system and method for performing automated defect detection by utilizing data from prior inspections is disclosed. The system and method may include providing a image capture device for capturing and transmitting at least one current image of an object and providing a database for storing at least one prior... Agent: Pratt & Whitney
20130114879 - Method and system for automated defect detection: A computer program product and method for performing automated defect detection of blades within an engine is disclosed. The method may include providing a storage medium for storing data and programs used in processing video images, providing a processing unit for processing images, receiving from a borescope an initial set... Agent: Pratt & Whitney
20130114880 - Method and apparatus for inspecting defect: In inspecting a substrate having a transparent oxide film or a metal film formed on a surface thereof by using a dark field type inspection apparatus installing a laser light source, an illuminating beam having a high coherence causes variations in reflection strength due to multiple interferences within the transparent... Agent:
20130114881 - Method and apparatus for reviewing defects: Disclosed is a method for reviewing defects in a large number of samples within a short period of time through the use of a defect review apparatus. To collect defect images steadily and at high throughput, a defect detection method is selected before imaging and set up for each of... Agent:
20130114882 - System, device, and method for assisting visual check operation of inspection result: With regard to a target (board) to which an automatic appearance inspection is completed, an image used in the inspection is stored, measurement data obtained by measurement processing in the inspection is stored in association with positional information of a measurement target region, and by using these pieces of stored... Agent: Omron Corporation
20130114883 - Apparatus for evaluating volume and method thereof: An apparatus for evaluating a volume of an object and a method thereof are provided. The provided apparatus and the method can precisely evaluate the volume of the object with a single camera, and the required evaluation time is short. Accordingly, shipping companies can utilize the most appropriate container or... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20130114885 - Method and apparatus for creating stereo image according to frequency characteristics of input image and method and apparatus for reproducing the created stereo image: A method and an apparatus for creating a stereo image adaptively according to the characteristic of an input image and a method and an apparatus for reproducing the created stereo image are provided. The method for creating a stereo image includes selecting one of a left view image and a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130114886 - Position and orientation measurement apparatus, position and orientation measurement method, and storage medium: A position and orientation measurement apparatus for measuring a position and orientation of a target object, comprising: storage means for storing a three-dimensional model representing three-dimensional shape information of the target object; obtaining means for obtaining a plurality of measurement data about the target object sensed by image sensing means;... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130114887 - Stereo distance measurement apparatus and stereo distance measurement method: Provided is a stereo distance measurement apparatus wherein a camera image itself is adjusted to correct the blur, thereby preventing the distance measurement time from being long, while improving the precision of disparity detection. In the apparatus (100), a blur adjusting unit (102) uses a filter to tailor the blur... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130114884 - Three-dimension image processing method and a three-dimension image display apparatus applying the same: A three-dimension (3D) image processing method is disclosed. A plurality of asymmetric filtering is performed on an input depth map to obtain a plurality of asymmetric filtering results. One among the asymmetric filtering results is selected as an output depth map. A two-dimension (2D) image is converted into a 3D... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20130114888 - Image processing apparatus, computer program product, and image processing method: According to an embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a feature data calculator, a generating unit, and an adding unit. The feature data calculator calculates feature data representing changes in pixel values within a first range of an input image. The generating unit obtains a weight of a predetermined image... Agent:
20130114890 - System and method for segmenting text lines in documents: Methods and systems of the present embodiment provide segmenting of connected components of markings found in document images. Segmenting includes detecting aligned text. From this detected material an aligned text mask is generated and used in processing of the images. The processing includes breaking connected components in the document images... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20130114892 - Method and device for generating a super-resolution image portion: A method for generating a super-resolution image from at least two input images, represented by digital samples. The super-resolution image having a final resolution higher than an initial resolution of one of at least two input images. The method including obtaining, for each input image of the at least two... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130114891 - Post processing for improved generation of intrinsic images: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image, in a computer memory, generating an intrinsic image corresponding to... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20130114893 - Image compression using sub-resolution images: Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for image compression and decompression using sub-resolution images are disclosed. Compressing of images includes, determining a plurality of entropy code sets based upon statistically similar regions in the input image, generating one or more sub-resolution images including a first sub-resolution image comprising the plurality... Agent: Google Inc.
20130114894 - Blending of exposure-bracketed images using weight distribution functions: Systems and methods are presented for generating a new digital output image by blending a plurality of digital input images capturing the same scene at different levels of exposure. Each new pixel for the new digital output image is derived from a group of corresponding aligned pixels from the digital... Agent:
20130114896 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and program: An image processing apparatus includes: a color discrimination section configured to discriminate a color of each pixel of an input image; a boundary region setting section configured to set a boundary region of a predetermined color based on a result of the color discrimination in the color discrimination section; and... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130114895 - Joint color channel image noise filtering and edge enhancement in the bayer domain: A method for image noise filtering is provided that includes receiving a Bayer domain image with four color channels, generating a hierarchical representation of the four color channels comprising a set of coefficient arrays at each level of the hierarchical representation, modifying the coefficient arrays of the color channels jointly... Agent:
20130114897 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: An image processing method includes inputting input image data captured by an imaging unit, generating an input histogram of the input image data based on the input image data, and correcting the input image data based on noise characteristics data and the input histogram, wherein the noise characteristics data includes... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130114898 - Template matching processing device and template matching processing program: The present invention is a template matching processing device capable of evaluating a similarity degree which supports even a case of intensive morphological change between a design image and a photographic image. In the template matching processing device, matching processing between the design image and the photographic image is performed,... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130114899 - Content descriptor: An apparatus, method, system and computer-readable medium are provided for generating one or more descriptors that may be associated with content. A teaser for the content may be identified based on contextual similarity between words and/or phrases in the segment and one or more other segments, such as a previous... Agent: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
20130114900 - Methods and apparatuses for mobile visual search: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are herein provided for providing a REVV system that is configured to provide an MVS that is operable on a mobile terminal. One example method may include causing a plurality of vector word residuals to be aggregated for at least one visual word using... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130114901 - Gesture recognition on computing device correlating input to a template: A computer-implemented user interface method and apparatus are disclosed. A user input signal corresponding to a drawn gesture is received and sampled. If the input signal is orientation invariant, the sampled, spaced points are rotated in accordance with an indicative angle to generate an input vector. If the input signal... Agent:
20130114902 - High-confidence labeling of video volumes in a video sharing service: c
20130114904 - Apparatus and method for detecting error in lesion contour, apparatus and method for correcting error in lesion contour, and apparatus for inspecting error in lesion contour: An apparatus for detecting an error in a contour of a lesion includes an extracting unit configured to extract a contour of a lesion in each of a plurality of two-dimensional image frames that form a three-dimensional image, and an error determining unit configured to determine a presence or an... Agent:
20130114906 - Detecting image impairments in an interpolated image: Some aspects include a method and apparatus for detecting image impairments caused by interpolation in an output image interpolated from two or more input images. The method comprises applying a substantially shift invariant transform to the interpolated image and to at least one of the input or adjacent images to... Agent: Imagination Technologies Limited
20130114907 - Methods and apparatus to identify images in print advertisements: Methods and apparatus to methods and apparatus to identify images in print advertisements are disclosed. An example method comprises computing a first image feature vector for a first presented image, comparing the first image feature vector to a second image feature vector, and when the first image feature vector matches... Agent:
20130114905 - Post processing for improved generation of intrinsic images: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image, in a computer memory, generating a material intrinsic image corresponding... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20130114908 - Image processing apparatus and control method capable of providing character information: An image processing apparatus and control method capable of providing character information are disclosed the apparatus includes a signal receiving unit which receives an image signal; an image processing unit which processes the received image signal so that an image based on the image signal can be displayed; a searching... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130114909 - Method and apparatus for image and video coding using hierarchical sample adaptive band offset: A method and apparatus for image coding using hierarchical sample adaptive band offset. The method includes decoding a signal of a portion of an image, determining a band offset type and offset of a portion of the image, utilizing the band offset type and offset to determine a sub-band, and... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130114910 - Method for compressing/decompressing a three-dimensional mesh: m
20130114911 - Post processing for improved generation of intrinsic images: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image, in a computer memory, generating an intrinsic image corresponding to... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20130114912 - Detection and/or enhancement of contrast differences in digital image data: A method for obtaining and/or enhancing local contrast differences (LD) in digital image input data (in), wherein a local contrast measure (SADap) approximating a two-dimensional sum of absolute difference (SAD) measure is obtained by obtaining a first-dimension sum of absolute difference measure (energyVk(m, n)) representing a sum of absolute difference... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130114913 - Stack objects order traversal and manipulation: Techniques for stack object order traversal and manipulation are described, including presenting an object preview panel having objects, each of the objects being associated with at least one stack object presented in a document panel, and performing an operation associated with at least one of the stack objects, the operation... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20130114914 - Signature mark detection: A system and method for detection of signature marks in documents are provided. The method includes selecting candidate text objects in document pages and identifying a sequence of elements therein. The sequence has a numbering pattern including an incremental part and optionally a fixed part. Missing elements between two detected... Agent: Xerox Corporation05/02/2013 > 87 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.
20130108101 - Efficient and secure forensic marking in compressed domain: Methods, devices, and computer program products enable the embedding of forensic marks in a host content that is in compressed domain. These and other features are achieved by preprocessing of a host content to provide a plurality of host content versions with different embedded watermarks that are subsequently compressed. A... Agent: Verance Corporation
20130108102 - Abandoned object recognition using pedestrian detection: Methods and apparatus are provided for improved abandoned object recognition using pedestrian detection. An abandoned object is detected in one or more images by determining if one or more detected objects in a foreground of the images comprises a potential abandoned object; applying a trained pedestrian detector to the potential... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130108105 - Apparatus and method for masking privacy region based on monitored video image: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for masking a privacy region based on a monitored video image. The method for masking a privacy region based on a monitored video image, includes: extracting a target object from the video input from an video collector to detect a privacy masking region... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130108103 - Image processing: An image processing method includes: capturing image data from a sequence of images of a scene from different but repeatable viewpoints; associating captured images with a respective viewpoint identification; tracking a region of interest in the sequence of images; performing an eigenspace projection for the respective images to calculate respective... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20130108108 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program: An information processing apparatus that executes processing for creating an environmental map includes a camera that photographs an image, a self-position detecting unit that detects a position and a posture of the camera on the basis of the image, an image-recognition processing unit that detects an object from the image,... Agent:
20130108104 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer-readable stroage medium: An information processing apparatus detects the reference line pattern and the line patterns from the captured image, and establishes correspondence between the information on the line patterns stored in the pattern light projection unit and the line patterns detected from the captured image in accordance with the topological positional relationship... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130108113 - Method and apparatus for controlling user equipment: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for controlling a user equipment. The method includes: obtaining a first static picture of the user equipment; obtaining, according to the first static picture, feature information of the first static picture; obtaining an equipment identity of the user equipment according to... Agent: Huawei Deivce Co., Ltd.
20130108109 - Method and device for the detection of moving objects in a video image sequence: Techniques for the detection of moving objects in a video image sequence are provided. Distinctive image variation points in a difference image are determined. An image variation threshold value is established and image variation points are determined as those points in the difference image in which the absolute image brightness... Agent:
20130108112 - Position and orientation measurement method and position and orientation measurement apparatus: Indices allocated or set on an object are detected from sensed images of frames, which are time-serially sensed by an image sensing device. In association with each index detected from the sensed image of the frame of interest, a detection condition from frames before the frame of interest is acquired.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130108106 - Shotspot system: A system for identifying a hit on a target. The system includes a digital camera. The system also includes a computing device configured to produce a reference image of a target prior to a shot occurring. The computing device is also configured to produce a comparison image of the target... Agent:
20130108110 - System and method for remotely monitoring and/or viewing images from a camera or video device: A system and method are provided for remotely monitoring images from an image capturing device. Image data from an image capturing component is received where image data represents images of a scene in a field of view of the image capturing component. The image data may be analyzed to determine... Agent: Orb Networks, Inc.
20130108111 - System and method for tracking moving objects: A method for tracking an object that is embedded within images of a scene, including: in a sensor unit, generating, storing and transmitting over a communication link a succession of images of a scene. In a remote control unit, receiving the images, receiving a command for selecting an object of... Agent: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
20130108107 - Vision recognition apparatus and method: Some of pixels in a general image sensor for image capturing are designated as vision pixels used for vision recognition. Optical information obtained only from the vision pixels is used to perform vision recognition in the vision recognition mode. Capturing image data is generated based on optical information obtained from... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130108114 - System and method for interception of ip traffic based on image processing: Methods and systems for monitoring communication traffic in communication networks, such as Internet Protocol (IP) traffic transferred over the Internet or over a wireless network. The disclosed techniques identify communication traffic that is associated with target individuals, by extracting digital images from the traffic and recognizing target individuals who appear... Agent: Verint Systems Ltd.
20130108115 - Camera ocr with context information: Embodiments of the invention describe methods and apparatus for performing context-sensitive OCR. A device obtains an image using a camera coupled to the device. The device identifies a portion of the image comprising a graphical object. The device infers a context associated with the image and selects a group of... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130108116 - Position/orientation measurement apparatus, measurement processing method thereof, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: A position/orientation measurement apparatus inputs the two-dimensional image of a measurement object captured by an image capturing apparatus, obtains the distance data of the measurement object measured by a distance sensor, detects an image feature of the measurement object from the two-dimensional image, determines the state of the measurement object,... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130108117 - Automatic point-wise validation of respiratory motion estimation: A system for validating motion estimation comprising a field unit (110) for obtaining a deformation vector field (DVF) estimating the motion by transforming a first image at a first phase of the motion into a second image at a second phase of the motion, a metric unit (120) for computing... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130108118 - Method and apparatus for determining surface roughness of metal foil within printed circuits: In one embodiment, a method includes capturing an image of a piece of a printed circuit board (PCB) that includes at least one inner layer having a metal foil portion. The piece of the PCB includes a cross-section of the inner layer having the metal foil portion. The method also... Agent: Cisco Technology, Inc.
20130108120 - Device for weighing chicks: Device for determining the weight and number of chicks or other poultry, whereby the device contains detection and transport means to guide the chicks past the detection means, whereby the detection means enable an outline of the passing chick to be determined, characterised in that these detection means enable two... Agent: Innovatec Bv
20130108119 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computer system identifies one or more regions in a digital image that includes a human face and digitally defining a combined padded region comprising one or more of the individual padded regions that overlap. A minimum overlap amount can also be set as a trigger as well as social... Agent:
20130108121 - Method for remotely determining clothes dimensions: Method for remotely ordering clothing for a person (1), the person sends two profile images of himself/herself to the processing means (11), which determines there from two person profiles. The processing means determines the requested clothes size or clothes dimensions, by using a data set (12) with representations of virtual... Agent: Suit Supply B.v.
20130108123 - Face recognition apparatus and method for controlling the same: A face recognition apparatus and face recognition method perform face recognition of a face by comparing an image of the face to be identified with target images for identification. The face recognition apparatus includes an image input unit to receive an image of a face to be identified, a sub-image... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130108122 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computing system for automatically identifying individual regions in a digital image that include a human face, forming combined padded regions and automatically evaluating each of the regions including calculating a fitness score for each of the combined padded regions and ignoring at least one of the combined padded regions... Agent:
20130108125 - Biometric verification device and method: The invention relates to a biometric device (1) for capturing fingerprint information and for extracting significant data from a partial fingerprint area, comprising processing means (8), a line sensor (2) for consecutively capturing fractional fingerprint images from fractional areas of a finger through a relative sliding movement between the finger... Agent: Fingerprint Cards Ab
20130108124 - Electronic device packages and methods: Electronic devices are described which are adapted and configured to incorporate a fingerprint sensor within a recess or aperture, formed or molded in the housing, such that the fingerprint sensor interface is within 500 microns of an exterior surface of the device. Methods of use and manufacture are also described.... Agent:
20130108126 - Multi-image viewer for multi-sourced images: The systems, methods, and GUIs of the present invention not only have the ability to display DICOM and non-DICOM images simultaneously, side-by-side in a single viewer, but also display a timeline corresponding to more than one healthcare study. A selection of more than one healthcare study from different sources, without... Agent: Cerner Innovation, Inc.
20130108129 - Image processing device and method, recording medium and program: There is provided an image processing device including a motion vector detection portion that performs comparison of a substantially spherical photographic subject such that, among a plurality of captured images including the photographic subject, an image as a processing target and another image as a comparison target are compared using... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130108127 - Management of patient model data: In order to increase efficiency, an image processing system may create a template identifying volumes of interest to be segmented based on user-specified data relating to a type of treatment and an anatomical site to be treated. The user of the image processing system may create, arrange, view, and manage... Agent:
20130108133 - Medical image processing apparatus, method and program: A continuous-region-extraction unit extracts a continuous-region having a voxel value corresponding to an air-region in bronchi from a three-dimensional-medical-image. A tree-structure-construction unit constructs a tree-structure corresponding to the continuous-region. A linear-structure-extraction unit extracts plural linear-structures representing fragments of small-bronchi by analyzing a local density structure in a neighborhood of each... Agent: Fujifilm Corporaion
20130108128 - Method and apparatus for iterative reconstruction: A method for reconstructing an image of an object that includes a plurality of image elements. The method includes accessing image data associated with a plurality of image elements, and reconstructing an image of the object by optimizing an objective function, where the objective function is optimized by iteratively solving... Agent:
20130108131 - Methods and systems for determining optimal features for classifying patterns or objects in images: Provided are methods for determining optimal features for classifying patterns or objects. Also provided are methods for image analysis. Further provided are methods for image searching.... Agent: University Of Iowa Research Foundation
20130108132 - System, method and computer-accessible medium for performing attenuation-corrected multispectral luminescenece tomography of cerenkov and bioluminescent light sources: The present disclosure can provide apparatus, system, methods, and computer-accessible medium for generating particular information which is at least one of three-dimensional information or intensity information of a tissue portion which can include at least one of a tissue surface or a tissue volume. For example, the exemplary method can... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York
20130108130 - X-ray computed tomography scanner, dose calculation method, and program: An X-ray CT apparatus is provided. The X-ray CT apparatus includes an estimation device configured to estimate a feature quantity that relates to one of image quality and a pixel value of an image obtained by performing an X-ray CT scan on a imaging target under a predetermined scan condition,... Agent: Ge Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
20130108137 - Device, method and computer readable recording medium containing program for separating image components: A problem inherent to radiographic images, which may occur when an independent component analysis technique is applied to energy subtraction carried out on radiographic images, is solved to achieve separation of image components to be separated with higher accuracy. As preprocessing before the independent component analysis, a spatial frequency band... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130108136 - Marker identification and processing in x-ray images: A mechanism for rapidly detecting and localizing external markers placed on a patient in projection images. Markers can be detected even in the presence of dense surrounding anatomy and extensive patient motion. Once the positions of the marker points on the projection images are extracted, the marker points can be... Agent: Dental Imaging Technologies Corporation
20130108134 - Method for pelvic image analysis: A method for obtaining information about a patient's anatomy from a radiography image. The method includes positioning one or more anatomy models with respect to image features, with the image in a predetermined orientation. One or more search regions within the image is defined according to the one or more... Agent:
20130108138 - Radiological image radiographing display method and system thereof: Targeting of a lesion which is performed by a stereoscopic biopsy device or the like is performed simply and highly accurately. Designation of a predetermined position in the stereoscopic image is received to acquire position information when a stereoscopic image is displayed, radiological images of radiographing directions are displayed as... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130108135 - Rib suppression in radiographic images: A method for rib suppression in a chest x-ray image detects and labels one or more ribs in a region of interest and detects rib edges of the one or more detected ribs. Cross rib profiles are generated along the detected ribs. The original x-ray image is conditioned according to... Agent:
20130108139 - Biomarker evaluation through image analysis: A method for determining whether a test biomarker is a stain for a type of cell component, such as membrane or nucleus, involves performing various segmentation processes on an image of tissue stained with the test biomarker. One segmentation process searches for a first cell component type, and another segmentation... Agent: Definiens Ag
20130108140 - Molecular block-matching method for gel image analysis: A method for analysis of 2-D gel images obtained using electrophoresis. More particularly, a molecular block-matching method for establishing the correspondence between protein spots in a diagnostic-test image and protein spots in a reference image. Individual protein spot matching is performed, thereby removing the need for alignment of the entire... Agent: Sergas
20130108141 - Image processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus comprises a storage unit, a specifying unit, a calculation unit, and a display unit. The storage unit stores a three-dimensional image associated with a cardiac region of a subject. The specifying unit specifies a plurality of cardiac valves from a vascular region... Agent:
20130108142 - Method and device for tracing bank notes: The invention relates to a method for tracing bank notes, wherein bank notes are inserted into an automated teller machine having a deposit function and are checked for authenticity, wherein a serial number of the bank note is detected and is stored as text together with transaction data. In addition,... Agent: Wincor Nixdorf International Gmbh
20130108143 - Computing device and method for analyzing profile tolerances of products: A computing device reads pixels of an image of a product along an x-direction and a y-direction of the image. In response to reading two neighboring pixels having different color values, the device regards one pixel having a predetermined color value from the two neighboring pixels as a profile point... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130108144 - Electronic device and method for locating marked number in image of object: A method for locating marked numbers in a two dimensional (2D) image of an object, a rectangular frame enclosing the 2D image is determined. The method divides a boundary of the rectangular frame into a plurality of segments, assigns an index number to each segment along a horizontal direction and... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130108145 - Intrinsic physical layer authentication of integrated circuits: A system and method of generating and comparing a fingerprint for an integrated circuit is provided. A sensor module captures electromagnetic emissions from the integrated circuit. A feature extraction module extracts discriminating features from the captured electromagnetic emissions. A classifier training module generates a plurality of authentication fingerprints of the... Agent: Government Of The United States, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Air Force
20130108146 - Method and system for optical inspection using known acceptable dies: A method includes (a) creating a plurality of patterns on a plurality of dies, the plurality of dies being formed upon a semiconductor wafer, the plurality of patterns being formed so that each of the dies has a different focus and exposure energy value, (b) selecting at least one known... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
20130108147 - Inspection method and device therefor: Disclosed is a method of inspecting an object to be inspected in a semiconductor manufacturing process, for resolving the problem to increase defect detection sensitivity. An image capture means is used to image capture a designated area of the object to be inspected; a defect is detected in the captured... Agent:
20130108148 - Automated building detecting: In one aspect, a computerized method to automatically detect buildings includes determining if each point of a set of filtered points is on a line by processing the set of filtered points in one pass including a) locating a first point of the set of filter points nearest to a... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130108149 - Processing method for a pair of stereo images: A processing method for a pair of stereo images is provided. The method includes: extracting a pair of edge images from the stereo images, each edge image having edge pixels, each edge pixel of one of the edge images being associated with an overlap record and a disparity record; providing... Agent: Mstar Semiconductor, Inc.
20130108151 - Recovering 3d structure using blur and parallax: A system and method for generating a focused image of an object is provided. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of images of an object, estimating an initial depth profile of the object, estimating a parallax parameter and a blur parameter for each pixel in of the plurality of images... Agent:
20130108150 - Stereoscopic measurement system and method: A stereoscopic measurement system captures stereo images and determines measurement information for user-designated points within stereo images. The system comprises an image capture device for capturing stereo images of an object. A processing system communicates with the capture device to receive stereo images. The processing system communicates with the capture... Agent:
20130108154 - Image processing learning device, image processing learning method, and image processing learning program: The image processing learning device comprises: a face direction identification unit that identifies whether a face direction is already known; a position conversion unit that converts information regarding the face direction to a position on a manifold, when already known; a position estimation unit that estimates the position on the... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130108152 - Image quality analysis for searches: Image analysis includes: determining, using one or more processors, an image quality score associated with an image, including: determining a foreground and a background in the image; calculating a set of one or more characteristic parameters of the image based on the determined foreground and background; calculating the image quality... Agent: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
20130108153 - Methods and apparatus to perform image classification based on pseudorandom features: Example methods and apparatus to perform image classification based on pseudorandom features are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes generating first and second pseudorandom numbers, extracting a first feature of an image based on the first and second pseudorandom numbers, and determining a classification for the image based on the... Agent:
20130108155 - Computer-readable recording medium and image processing apparatus: A computer-readable recording medium has stored therein an image processing program for causing a computer to execute a process including identifying, on a taken image of a jig having a plurality of first color regions and a plurality of second color regions different in color from the first color regions,... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130108156 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes a convertor configured to convert a photographic image into a first image with a specific tone, and a synthesizer configured to synthesize the photographic image on the first image converted by the convertor, at a predetermined transmittance to generate a second image.... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130108157 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computing system storing a digital image and identifying a region in the digital image that includes a human face. A padding amount is determined based on a size of the individual region. The padding amount can be determined based on a width of the individual region and a size... Agent:
20130108158 - Techniques including url recognition and applications: Methods are systems are provided that include obtaining a digital image from a digital photograph, such as may be taken by a digital camera or a camera phone. The digital image includes, for example, a URI or URL, which may be contained within a visible frame. A character recognition technique,... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20130108160 - Character recognition device, character recognition method, character recognition system, and character recognition program: A character recognition device includes image input unit that receives an image, character region detection unit that detects a character region in the image, character region separation unit that separates the character region on a character-by-character basis, character recognition unit that performs character-by-character recognition on the characters present in separated... Agent: Ntt Docomo, Inc.
20130108159 - Method and apparatus for automatically identifying character segments for character recognition: A method and apparatus for automatically identifying character segments for character recognition is provided. The method involves receiving a plurality of words and a ground truth corresponding to each word of the plurality of words. The plurality of words may be received in a cursive script. Each word of the... Agent: King Abdul Aziz City For Science And Technology
20130108161 - Method and system of obtaining contact information for a person or an entity: A method of obtaining contact information for a person or an entity is disclosed. The method comprises detecting a name of the person or the entity in a frame from a screen of a device; determining a presence status for the detected name based on one or more connectivity status... Agent:
20130108162 - Information output device and information output method: An expression, for which complementary information can be outputted, is extracted from a document obtained by character recognition for an image. Complementary information related to the extracted expression is outputted when a character or a symbol adjacent to the beginning or the end of the extracted expression is not a... Agent:
20130108163 - Image evaluation apparatus, image evaluation method, and program: An image evaluation apparatus includes: a holding section configured to hold a plurality of visual characteristic functions in advance; an image-feature-quantity extraction section configured to extract an image feature quantity of an image to be evaluated; a frequency-characteristic extraction section configured to extract a frequency characteristic of the image to... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130108174 - Image pickup device, image processing method, and storage medium storing program: A method includes specifying an image area which is contained in the subject-present image taken and in which nonflatness is less than or equal to a predetermined value, determining whether or not a range of the specified image area in the subject-present image in which the nonflatness is less than... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
20130108164 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computer implemented method for modifying a digital image comprising identifying two or more individual regions in the digital image that each include a human face, and digitally defining at least one combined region that includes the two or more individual regions wherein at least one border of the at... Agent:
20130108165 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computer implemented method for modifying a digital image comprises padding two or more face regions in the image and digitally defining at least one combined padded region that includes the two or more face regions. At least one border of the combined padded region is collinear with a border... Agent:
20130108166 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computer implemented method for modifying a digital image comprises identifying two or more individual regions in the digital image that each include a human face, padding the regions, and digitally defining at least one combined padded region that includes the two or more individual regions, wherein at least one... Agent: Eastman Kodak Company
20130108167 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computer implemented method for modifying a digital image, comprising loading the digital image into an electronic memory accessible by the computer, identifying an individual region in the digital image that includes a human face, determining a padding amount based on a size of the individual region, digitally defining a... Agent:
20130108168 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computer implemented method for modifying a digital image comprises automatically identifying any individual regions in the digital image that each include a human face, automatically padding each of the regions, automatically digitally defining combined padded regions that each include one padded region, automatically evaluating each of the combined padded... Agent:
20130108169 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computer implemented method for identifying one or more individual regions in a digital image that each include a human face, padding each of the one or more individual regions to form individual padded regions, and digitally defining at least one combined padded region each comprising one or more of... Agent:
20130108170 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computing system for identifying regions in a digital image that each include a human face and for digitally defining at least one combined region that includes the two or more individual regions, wherein at least one border of the one combined region is collinear with a border of one... Agent:
20130108171 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computing system comprising an electronic memory for storing a digital image. A processor identifies two or more individual regions in the digital image that each include a human face and pads each of the individual regions. It also digitally defines an expanded combined padded region by extending at least... Agent:
20130108172 - Position estimation device, position estimation method, and program: Disclosed is a position estimation device including a feature extraction unit that extracts invariant features from an input image, a matching unit that obtains matching between an input image and a registered place by referring to a database containing each registered place and invariant features in association, a similarity calculation... Agent: Tokyo Institute Of Technology
20130108173 - Video entity recognition in compressed digital video streams: A method and system for detection of video segments in compressed digital video streams is presented. The compressed digital video stream is examine to determine synchronization points, and the compressed video signal is analyzed following detection of the synchronization points to create video fingerprints that are subsequently compared against a... Agent: Technology Patents & Licensing, Inc.
20130108175 - Image recomposition from face detection and facial features: A computing system comprising a processor for identifying two or more individual regions in a digital image that each include a human face, for padding each of the two or more individual regions, and for digitally defining at least one combined padded region that includes the two or more individual... Agent:
20130108176 - Image processing apparatus and control method therefor: An image processing apparatus to obtain highly reliable local feature point and local feature amount. With the number of local feature points as a factor of an image local feature amount description size, the reproducibility of the local feature point and local feature amount is estimated, and description is made... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130108177 - Image matching using motion manifolds: A motion manifold system analyzes a set of videos, identifying image patches within those videos corresponding to regions of interest and identifying patch trajectories by tracking the movement of the regions over time in the videos. Based on the patch identification and tracking, the system produces a motion manifold data... Agent: Google Inc.
20130108178 - Server and method for aligning part of product with reference object: In a method for aligning a part of a product (moving object) with a reference object, triangle data of the moving object is acquired, and feature elements of the moving object is fitted according to the triangle data. Feature elements of the reference object which match the feature elements of... Agent:
20130108179 - Personalized photo calendar generation system and method: A method for generating a personalized photo calendar includes providing a mapping between each of a plurality of discrete calendar time periods, such as months, and a set of seasonal themes, such as spring, summer, autumn, and winter. An image signature is computed for each of a set of user... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130108180 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: An information processing device includes: a clustering standard selection unit selecting a clustering standard, from clustering standards categorizing items into a plurality of clusters, including a first number or more known type clusters in which the probability that an item belonging to a cluster is known to a user is... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130108182 - Apparatus and method for encoding/decoding images for intra-prediction coding: A method of decoding an image includes the steps of restoring a residual value by performing inverse quantization and inverse transform on the residual value by entropy decoding a received bit stream, generating a prediction unit by performing intra prediction selectively using one of a plurality of prediction modes on... Agent: Humax Co., Ltd.
20130108183 - Generation of high dynamic range images from low dynamic range images in multiview video coding: Several approaches are disclosed for combining HDR and 3D image structure analysis and coding, in particular an encoding apparatus for encoding a first view high dynamic range image and a second view high dynamic range image comprising: first and second HDR image receivers (203, 1201) arranged to receive the first... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130108181 - Method and apparatus for encoding image and method and appartus for decoding image: A method and apparatus for encoding an image, and a method and apparatus for decoding an image are provided. In the image encoding method, an input image may be encoded hierarchically based on a unified image compression format, irrespective of whether the input image corresponds to a two-dimensional (2D) image,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130108184 - Method and apparatus for encoding images using template matching and method and apparatus for decoding images: Provided are a method and an apparatus for encoding images using template matching and a method and an apparatus for decoding images. The method for encoding the images can determine a template of an encoding target block and can determine a matching search target image for performing a matching search... Agent:
20130108185 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program: The present technology relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, and a program capable of reducing the amount of processing required for ROT and DCT or inverse DCT and inverse ROT. Image information obtained by decoding an encoded image is dequantized to obtain a low frequency component... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130108186 - Image processing method for boundary resolution enhancement: An image processing method for boundary resolution enhancement is disclosed. Firstly, an image is transferred into an image layer. Noise of the image layer is removed by a bilateral filter and crisp edges are retained at the same time. Moreover, the image layer is interpolated by an interpolation filter for... Agent: Corel Corporation
20130108187 - Image warping method and computer program product thereof: An image warping method and a computer program product thereof are provided. The image warping method comprises the following steps: defining a plurality of original feature points of an original image, wherein the original image corresponds to an original view angle; calculating a plurality of original pixel coordinates of the... Agent:04/25/2013 > 83 patent applications in 31 patent subcategories.
20130101153 - Insertion-hole blockage-rate evaluation system, insertion-hole blockage-rate evaluation method, and insertion-hole blockage-rate evaluation program: An insertion-hole blockage-rate evaluation system is applied to a heat exchanger that includes a heat transfer tube and a tube support plate having an insertion hole formed therein for inserting the heat transfer tube therethrough. The tube support plate is displayed in a three dimensional manner in an elliptical diagram... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20130101154 - Watermarking different areas of digital images with different intensities: An image is processed to encode a digital watermark, with different regions thereof processed using different levels of watermark intensity. In an image comprised of elements of differing sizes (e.g., halftone shapes of different sizes, or lines of different width), the different regions can be defined by reference to the... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20130101155 - Controller for an image stabilizing orthogonal transfer charge-coupled device: An apparatus includes a video sensing device, a velocity vector estimator (VVE) coupled to the video sensing device, a controller coupled to the velocity vector estimator, and an orthogonal transfer charge-coupled device (OTCCD) coupled to the controller. The video sensing device transmits a plurality of image frames to the velocity... Agent: Honeywell (china) Co., Ltd.
20130101158 - Determining dimensions associated with an object: Devices, methods, and systems for determining dimensions associated with an object are described herein. One system includes a range camera configured to produce a range image of an area in which the object is located, and a computing device configured to determine the dimensions of the object based, at least... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130101166 - Evaluating features in an image possibly corresponding to an intersection of a pallet stringer and a pallet board: A programmable computer-implemented method is provided for finding possible corners of a pallet in an image. The method may comprise: acquiring a grey scale image including one or more pallets; determining, using a computer, horizontal cross correlations between the image and a first step-edge template to generate a set of... Agent:
20130101160 - Generation of a disparity result with low latency: A system for generating disparity results comprises an interface, a first memory, a second memory, and a processor. The interface is for receiving a first element of a first set of image data and a first element of a second set of image data. The first memory is for storing... Agent: Tyzx, Inc.
20130101167 - Identifying, matching and tracking multiple objects in a sequence of images: A method of tracking scored candidate objects in a sequence of image frames acquired by a camera is provided. The scored candidate objects may comprise a set of existing scored candidate objects associated with a prior image frame and a set of new scored candidate objects associated with a next... Agent:
20130101159 - Image and video based pedestrian traffic estimation: Person detection and tracking techniques may be used to estimate pedestrian traffic in locations equipped with cameras. Persons detected in video data from the cameras may help determine existing pedestrian traffic data. Future pedestrian traffic estimation may be performed to estimate pedestrian traffic characteristics (such as volume, direction, etc.) Such... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130101169 - Image processing method and apparatus for detecting target: An image processing method for detecting a target, includes: an image acquiring unit for acquiring depth information of an image; a histogram creating unit for creating a histogram on the depth information of the image; a critical value setting unit for setting a critical value of the depth information for... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20130101168 - Information processing apparatus and information processing method: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an acquirement unit and a reporting unit. The acquirement unit is configured to acquire an image captured by a image capturing section. In a situation that a similarity representing a degree with which the image of an object captured by the... Agent: Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha
20130101156 - Method and apparatus pertaining to non-invasive identification of materials: A control circuit having access to information regarding a plurality of models for different materials along with feasibility criteria processes imaging information for an object (as provided, for example, by a non-invasive imaging apparatus) to facilitate identifying the materials as comprise that object by using the plurality of models to... Agent: Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
20130101161 - Method and device for distinguishing a self-luminous object from a reflecting object: A method and device for distinguishing a self-luminous object from a reflecting object in a detection range of a camera of a vehicle having at least one headlight, when the object is illuminated by the headlight, are described. The method includes a step of receiving a relative position of the... Agent:
20130101165 - Method and device for locating persons in a prescribed area: The invention relates to a method and device for locating persons (12, 14) in a prescribed area (10) monitored by at least one image acquisition device (3), wherein the image acquisition device (3) continuously generates images of the prescribed monitored area (10), said images being analyzed and evaluated by means... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130101163 - Method and/or apparatus for location context identifier disambiguation: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a method, apparatus, and/or system for obtaining one or more images captured at a mobile device and determining a location context identifier (LCI) identifying an area including a location of the mobile device based, at least in part, on the one or more... Agent:
20130101170 - Method of image processing and device therefore: Disclosed are an image processing method and an image processing apparatus. Disclosed are an image processing method and an image processing apparatus. The image processing method includes dividing the image into a plurality of regions; setting a portion of the divided regions to a first region of interest; detecting a... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20130101164 - Method of real-time cropping of a real entity recorded in a video sequence: A method of real-time cropping of a real entity in motion in a real environment and recorded in a video sequence, the real entity being associated with a virtual entity, the method comprising the following steps: extraction (S1, S1A) from the video sequence of an image comprising the real entity... Agent: Alcatel Lucent
20130101162 - Multimedia system with processing of multimedia data streams: A media system is disclosed that records and/or stores images, video, and/or audio representing a scene in its field of view into a multimedia data stream. The media system extracts and/or frames one or more particular objects from the images, video, and/or audio of the multimedia data stream and/or from... Agent: Broadcom Corporation
20130101157 - Optimizing the detection of objects in images: A system and method detect objects in a digital image. At least positional data associated with a vehicle is received. Geographical information associated with the positional data is received. A probability of detecting a target object within a corresponding geographic area associated with the vehicle is determined based on the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130101173 - Controlling truck forks based on identifying and tracking multiple objects in an image scene: A method is provided for controlling forks of a vehicle. The method may comprise: while the forks of the vehicle are moving vertically, acquiring a series of images of a scene of a physical environment in which a plurality of pallets are visible; identifying in each image, by a computer... Agent:
20130101174 - Method for combining a road sign recognition system and a lane detection system of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a method for combining a road sign recognition system (1) and a lane detection system (2) of a motor vehicle, wherein the road sign recognition system (1) generates road sign information from sensor data of a camera-based or video-based sensor system (4) and the lane detection... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh
20130101171 - System for and method of selective video frame compression and decompression for efficient event-driven searching in large databases: A method of, and system for, selective video frame compression and decompression is presented. The disclosed technique is particularly suited for efficient event-driven searching in large databases. The technique involves designating certain frames in a video sequence as reference frames, to be compressed using a first compression technique, where the... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130101172 - X-ray inspection system that integrates manifest data with imaging/detection processing: The present specification discloses systems and methods for integrating manifest data for cargo and light vehicles with their X-ray images generated during scanning Manifest data is automatically imported into the system for each shipment, and helps the security personnel to quickly determine the contents of cargo. In case of a... Agent:
20130101176 - 3d image acquisition apparatus and method of calculating depth information in the 3d image acquisition apparatus: A 3-dimensional (3D) image acquisition apparatus and a method of calculating depth information in the 3D image acquisition apparatus, the 3D image acquisition apparatus including: an optical modulator for modulating light reflected from a subject by sequentially projected N (N is 3 or a larger natural number) light beams; an... Agent: Samsung Electronic Co.,ltd.
20130101175 - Reimaging based on depthmap information: One or more systems, devices, and/or methods for emphasizing objects in an image, such as a panoramic image, are disclosed. For example, a method includes receiving a depthmap generated from an optical distancing system, wherein the depthmap includes position data and depth data for each of a plurality of points.... Agent:
20130101178 - Digital processing method and system for determination of optical flow: A method and system for determining an optical flow field between a pair of images is disclosed. Each of the pair of images is decomposed into image pyramids using a non-octave pyramid factor. The pair of decomposed images is transformed at a first pyramid scale to second derivative representations under... Agent: SpinellaIPHoldings, Inc.
20130101177 - Motion estimation apparatus, depth estimation apparatus, and motion estimation method: A motion estimation apparatus according to an aspect of the present invention is a motion estimation apparatus for estimating, using a set of multi-focus images which correspond to a single scene and have different focuses, motion for each of the first regions included in the scene, including: a cost value... Agent:
20130101179 - Identification of texture connectivity: A method for identifying the connectivity of texture types represented in a digital image comprising pixels, each pixel having a texture value which is representative of texture at a respective position, the method comprising: partitioning the texture values into local neighbourhoods of texture values; determining a directionality for each neighbourhood;... Agent:
20130101180 - Searchable electronic records of underground facility locate marking operations: Methods and apparatus for generating a searchable electronic record of a locate operation in which a presence or an absence of at least one underground facility within a dig area may be identified using one or more physical locate marks. Source data representing one or more input images of a... Agent: Certusview Technologies, LLC
20130101182 - Method for discriminating between a real face and a two-dimensional image of the face in a biometric detection process: A method for discriminating between a real face and a two-dimensional reproduction of the face, in a biometric detection process, the method comprising: (a) making at least two digital recordings of the face or its reproduction in time sequence, one after the other; (b) dividing each of the recordings into... Agent: Bioid Ag
20130101181 - Photo sharing system with face recognition function: A photo sharing system with a face recognition function is provided. The photo sharing system includes a photo browser and a photo sharing platform. The photo browser has a photo classification module for classifying plural photos according to face image contained in the plural photos, thereby generating a photo classification... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.
20130101183 - Pre-record data storage device and pre-record data storage method: A pre-record data storage device includes: a first recording unit; a second recording unit having a capacitance larger than that of the first recording unit; a face comparison process executing unit that executes a face comparison process on a person's face detected from an image obtained by photographing the person;... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130101184 - Simultaneous acquisition of biometric data and nucleic acid: Systems, methods, and kits are disclosed for collection, labeling and analyzing biological samples containing nucleic acid in conjunction with collecting at least one ridge and valley signature of an individual. Such devices and methods are used in forensic, human identification, access control and screening technologies to rapidly process an individual's... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation
20130101185 - System and method for identifying a user through an object held in a hand: A system and method for identifying a user through an object held by a hand of the user, according to an image of the skin surface print of a portion of the hand of the user, which is optionally the skin surface print of at least a portion of the... Agent: Cisco Technology Inc.
20130101186 - Systems and methods for ridge-based fingerprint analysis: In an automated method of processing fingerprint images, identity information is extracted from prints typically classified as having “no identification value” because of sparse or missing minutiae by capturing ridge information. Bezier approximations of ridge curvature are used as Ridge Specific Markers. Control points arising from Bezier curves generate unique... Agent: Gannon Technologies Group, LLC
20130101187 - Coronary artery motion modeling: A method for tracking coronary artery motion includes constructing (11) a centerline model of a vascular structure in a base phase image in a sequence of 2D images of coronary arteries acquired over a cardiac phase, computing (12), for each pixel in a region-of-interest in each subsequent image, a velocity... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130101188 - Microscopy of several samples using optical microscopy and particle beam microscopy: A method for the microscopy of samples using optical microscopy and particle beam microscopy provides that the samples are divided into a partial quantity and a residual quantity and the samples of the partial quantity are prepared to contain registration marks. The samples of the partial quantity are imaged using... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh
20130101189 - System and method for medical image intensity standardization: Intensity standardization of MRI data sets aims at correcting scanner-dependent intensity variations. An automatic technique, called STI, which shares the simplicity and robustness of histogram-matching techniques, but also incorporates tissue spatial intensity information, has been discovered. The method comprises registering a medical image to a standard image; applying one or... Agent: Universite Laval
20130101190 - Combination weight applied to iterative reconstruction in image reconstruction: The image generation method and system generates an image using a predetermined iterative reconstruction technique, and an instance of the iteration process is weighted according to a predetermined combination of weights during the reconstruction. The predetermined combination of the weights includes weights based upon a predetermined noise model and a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130101194 - Filtered backprojection image reconstruction with characteristics of an iterative map algorithm: Systems and methods are provided which utilize a fast, efficient filtered backprojection algorithm that can provide noise suppression advantages of an iterative MAP reconstruction algorithm. In some embodiments novel filtered backprojection systems are able to provide an image which emulates an image from an iterative algorithm corresponding to a selected... Agent: University Of Utah Research Foundation
20130101195 - Image processing apparatus, program and image diagnostic apparatus: An image processing apparatus is provided. The image processing apparatus includes an acquiring device configured to acquire a typical pixel value corresponding to a noted region in an image, a calculating device configured to calculated index values of variances in pixel values in the noted region or in both the... Agent:
20130101198 - Method and apparatus for correction of artifacts in magnetic resonance images: In a method and apparatus for the correction of artifacts in magnetic resonance images (MR) acquired with an MR pulse sequence in which gradients are switched simultaneously during the radiation of at least one non-selective excitation pulse, measurement data acquired with the pulse sequence in k-space are loaded into a... Agent:
20130101197 - Method and apparatus for generating an enhanced image from medical imaging data: In a method and apparatus for generating an enhanced image for display from medical imaging data of a subject, a feature of interest in the imaging data elongated in at least one dimension is determined. A location of a line through the imaging data along the feature of interest is... Agent:
20130101192 - Method and system for substantially reducing artifacts in circular cone beam computer tomography (ct): Cone beam artifacts arise in circular CT reconstruction. The cone beam artifacts are substantially removed by reconstructing a reference image from measured data at circular source trajectory, generating synthetic data by forward projection of the reference image along a pre-determined source trajectory, which supplements the circular source trajectory to a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130101191 - Method and system for supplementing detail image in successive multi-scale reconstruction: The image reconstruction method and system reconstructs a multi-scale image using a set of predetermined nested 3D grids, and a zoomed image is reconstructed without losing details. The multiple steps uses a decreasing grid size to reconstruct an ultimately zoomed image in region of interest without degrading image quality.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130101196 - Navigating an interventional device: The present invention relates to navigating an interventional device. In particular, the invention relates to a system for navigating an interventional device within a tubular structure of an object, a method for navigating an interventional device within a tubular structure of an object as well as a computer program element... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130101193 - Positron emission tomography and method for correcting attenuation of pet image using magnetic resonance image: A positron emission tomography (PET) image attenuation correction method may be provided. The PET image attenuation correction method may include obtaining n three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance (MR) images and n 3D PET images classified based on a breathing state of an examined patient, generating attenuation correction maps with respect to... Agent:
20130101199 - Image analysis: A first aspect of the invention relates to an apparatus 100 for genotoxicological screening. The apparatus 100 comprises a processor 114 for analysing images. The processor 114 is configured to provide an identifier module 115 for identifying target cells in an image and a dynamically modifiable classifier module 116 for... Agent: Ge Healthcare Uk Limited
20130101200 - Comparison of optical and magnetic character data for identification of character defect type: A system for determining a plurality of PCS values for a document image representing a document having at least one area of interest on a surface of the physical item for containing critical data and a background image positioned on the surface, the document suitable for positioning in a digital... Agent:
20130101204 - Generating a composite score for a possible pallet in an image scene: A method is provided for evaluating a possible pallet object in a gray scale image including one or more pallets. The method may comprise: generating, by a computer, a first confidence score ScoreLowerLeftCorner for a lower left corner associated with the possible pallet object; generating, by the computer, a second... Agent:
20130101203 - Identifying and evaluating multiple rectangles that may correspond to a pallet in an image scene: A method is provided for evaluating a possible pallet structure. The method comprises: providing a gray scale image comprising one or more possible lines; providing respective pixel locations in the gray scale image for an estimated upper left corner and an estimated upper right corner; calculating, using a computer, a... Agent:
20130101201 - Identifying and locating possible lines corresponding to pallet structure in an image: A computer-implemented method is provided for finding a Ro image providing data corresponding to possible orthogonal distances to possible lines on a pallet in an image. The method comprises: acquiring a grey scale image including one or more pallets; determining, using a computer, a horizontal gradient image by convolving the... Agent:
20130101202 - Identifying, evaluating and selecting possible pallet board lines in an image scene: A method is provided for determining which of a plurality of possible lines is most likely to be an actual line passing through a possible corner of a pallet. The method may comprise: providing a Ro image comprising pixels valued to generally correspond to an orthogonal distance from an origin... Agent:
20130101205 - Label detecting system, apparatus and method thereof: The present disclosure provides a label detecting system, apparatus and a detecting label method for the label detecting system. The method includes steps whereby an image processing function for the image of the circuit board under test to obtain a binary image of the circuit board takes place, dividing the... Agent: Hon Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130101206 - Method, system and computer program product for segmenting an image: A first depth map is generated in response to a first stereoscopic image from a camera. The first depth map includes first pixels having valid depths and second pixels having invalid depths. A second depth map is generated in response to a second stereoscopic image from the camera. The second... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130101207 - Systems and methods for detecting a tilt angle from a depth image: A depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. A human target in the depth image may then be scanned for one or more body parts such as shoulders, hips, knees, or the like. A tilt angle may then be calculated based on the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130101208 - Background understanding in video data: Long-term understanding of background modeling includes determining first and second dimension gradient model derivatives of image brightness data of an image pixel along respective dimensions of two-dimensional, single channel image brightness data of a static image scene. The determined gradients are averaged with previous determined gradients of the image pixels,... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130101209 - Method and system for extraction and association of object of interest in video: The present disclosure relates to an image and video processing method, and in particular, to a two-phase-interaction-based extraction and association method for an object of interest in a video. In the method, a user performs coarse positioning interaction by an interactive method which is not limited to a normal manner... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20130101210 - Auto-cropping: A method for auto-cropping includes, creating a saliency map corresponding to a digital image, the saliency map indicating a relevance of pixels within the digital image with saliency values within a number range, a lower end of the number range being less than zero and an upper end of the... Agent:
20130101211 - Target location determination device: Provided is a target location determination device that is able to accurately recognize a color pattern as well as reducing the calculation load, even when using a color camera and a color target. The target location determination device is provided with a grayscaling profile storage portion that stores a grayscaling... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130101212 - Automatic sharpening of images: Various embodiments describe image sharpening techniques that automatically estimate a sharpening amount for an unsharp mask filter for image enhancement based upon a statistical correlation between detail coefficients at a first resolution and at a second resolution. In various embodiments, statistical deviation of absolute values of detail coefficients for both... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130101213 - Method for matching colors between two systems: A method for matching colors including comparing the appearance of a first white color associated with a first color imaging system and a second white color associated with a second color imaging system, wherein the tristimulus values of the first and second white color are similar; determining a fixed correction... Agent:
20130101216 - Method and device for image processing by image division: Disclosed are a method and a device for processing an image by using image division capable of simultaneously minimizing deterioration of an image quality due to an error in a transmission line and further improving compression efficiency in performing compression and restoration of an image signal by using multiple processors.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130101214 - System and method for converting source image data to tile data: System and method for converting source image data to tile data.... Agent:
20130101215 - System and method for storing and retrieving tiled image data: System and method for storing and retrieving tiled image data.... Agent:
20130101218 - Apparatus, method and program for image search: One or more representative images extracted from an image group comprising a plurality of images is/are displayed. A part or all of the representative image or images, such as a main subject region or a background region including a search target, is/are selected from the representative image or images, and... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130101217 - Method and apparatus for making personalized contents: A method for making personalized content by providing attributes to an object included in the electronic book content to reconfigure the electronic book content suited to tastes of a user and an apparatus thereof by executing electronic book content, extracting text information of the executed electronic book content, extracting keywords... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130101221 - Anomaly detection in images and videos: A system, method, and computer program product for detecting anomalies in an image. In an example embodiment the method includes partitioning each image of a set of images into a plurality of image local units. The method further includes clustering all local units in the image set into clusters, and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130101224 - Attribute determining method, attribute determining apparatus, program, recording medium, and attribute determining system: The attribute determining method of the present invention comprises: an image acquiring step (S11) of acquiring an image to be determined; a head region detecting step (S21) of detecting a head region from the image to be determined; and an attribute determining step (S22) of determining an attribute based on... Agent: Nec Soft, Ltd.
20130101223 - Image processing device: Provided is an image processing device for associating images with objects appearing in the images, while reducing burden on the user. The image processing device: stores, for each of events, a photographic attribute indicating a photographic condition predicted to be met with respect to an image photographed in the event;... Agent:
20130101222 - Image processing device, image processing method, and integrated circuit: An image processing device preventing the effect of noise from restricting the processing range of the super resolution process. The image processing device classifies each of a plurality of pieces of input pixel data that represent the input image into high-frequency region data or non-high-frequency region data, and generates, as... Agent:
20130101219 - Image selection from captured video sequence based on social components: In one embodiment, a mobile device analyzes frames before and after a particular frame of a real-time video to identify one or more social network objects, and selects one or more frames before and after the particular frame based on social network information for further storage in the mobile device.... Agent:
20130101220 - Preferred images from captured video sequence: In one embodiment, a computer system identifies a user in one or more frames of a video file, accesses a data store for image attitudinal data associated with the user, ranks the one or more frames based on the image attitudinal data associated with the user, and presents one or... Agent:
20130101225 - Eyelid detection device and program: An eyelid detection device that, based on first order differential values and second order differential values of vertical density change at an eyelid boundary in an eye image, shifts the second order differential values upwards by ¼ of the cycle of density change frequency of an eyelid boundary and combines... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130101226 - Feature descriptors: Methods, devices, and systems for determining feature descriptors are provided. An example includes defining a plurality of anchor points within a patch of pixels in a particular area that includes a detected feature in an image, defining a first set of subpatches and calculating an intensity of each of the... Agent:
20130101227 - Identifying and evaluating possible horizontal and vertical lines intersecting potential pallet features: A method is provided for tracing a line from a possible corner of a pallet. The method may comprise: providing a Ro image; identifying, using a computer, a possible pallet corner in the Ro image; positioning, using the computer, a J×K window over at least respective portions of a plurality... Agent:
20130101228 - Identifying and evaluating potential center stringers of a pallet in an image scene: A method is provided for evaluating a possible center stringer of a pallet. The method may comprise providing a first Ro image; providing a second Ro image comprising pixels that may generally correspond to an orthogonal distance from an origin point to one or more possible vertical right lines in... Agent:
20130101229 - Identifying and selecting objects that may correspond to pallets in an image scene: A method is provided for identifying one or more scored candidate objects that may correspond to one or more actual pallets in a gray scale image. The method may comprise: identifying, by a computer, a first plurality of scored candidate objects in the gray scale image; storing, by the computer,... Agent:
20130101230 - Selecting objects within a vertical range of one another corresponding to pallets in an image scene: A method is provided for identifying one or more scored candidate objects that may correspond to one or more actual pallets in a gray scale image. The method may comprise: identifying, by a computer, a first plurality of scored candidate objects in the gray scale image; storing, by the computer,... Agent:
20130101231 - Making image-based product from digitial image collection: A method of making an image-based product includes storing a plurality of digital images; providing one or more image distributions, each image distribution corresponding to a theme and including a distribution of image types related to the theme; selecting a theme having a corresponding image distribution, the image distribution having... Agent:
20130101232 - Coding images using intra prediction modes: A system and a method for decoding at least a portion of an image includes determining a current prediction mode based on a combination of a prediction mode residue and a function of at least one previous prediction mode and decoding the portion of the image using the current prediction... Agent:
20130101233 - Information processing apparatus, line noise reduction processing method, and computer-readable storage medium: An information processing apparatus performs first filter processing to combine pixels of an image along a predetermined direction. A line noise image is extracted by executing second filter processing for the processed image along a direction different from the predetermined direction. The extracted line noise image is subtracted from the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130101234 - Automated valuation model with customizable neighborhood determination: Automated valuation model with customizable neighborhood determination. A map image is displayed corresponding to a geographical area, and then user input accommodates definition of a particularly defined geographic area to provide custom identification of a neighborhood to be subject to automated valuation. Once the defined geographic area is established, the... Agent: Fannni Mae
20130101235 - System and method for determining tile size for a map view: System and method for determining the tile size for a particular virtualized map view.... Agent:04/18/2013 > 94 patent applications in 38 patent subcategories.
20130094690 - Methods and apparatus for embedding watermarks: Methods and apparatus for embedding a watermark are disclosed. An example method disclosed herein to embed a watermark in a compressed data stream comprises obtaining a set of transform coefficients included in the compressed data stream, the set of transform coefficients having a respective first set of mantissa codes and... Agent:
20130094691 - Processing data for encoding and decoding a message: Processing data for encoding and decoding a message transmitted through a communication channel having adjacent information known during the encoding, the encoding method comprising the construction of a surjective correcting code produced from a characterization of the adjacent information in a system of spherical coordinates.... Agent: France Telecom
20130094692 - Video watermarking method resistant to temporal desynchronization attacks: A video watermarking method resistant to temporal desynchronization attacks, of the type that comprises a watermark embedding, an attack stage and a watermark detection stage wherein during the watermarking embedding stage, the same watermark is hidden in a number of frames given by the mutual information between them; a temporal... Agent:
20130094693 - Systems, methods, and computer program products for processing a package for shipping with a common carrier on a wireless computing device: Various embodiments of present invention provide systems, methods, and computer-program products containing executable code for processing a package for shipping with a common carrier. Various embodiments include a wireless computing device that may be one of several types of devices such as smartphones, mobile telephones, mobile computers, portable digital assistants,... Agent: United Parcel Service Of America, Inc.
20130094701 - Adaptive cross partition for learning weak classifiers: Systems and methods are disclosed to perform object detection for images from an image sensor by reusing a 1-dimensional feature from a previously learned weak classifier and selecting a new feature to construct a 2-dimensional feature space; and cross partitioning the 2-dimensional space to learn optimal outputs for instances in... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20130094700 - Aerial survey video processing: An aerial survey video processing apparatus for analyzing aerial survey video. The apparatus includes a feature tracking section adapted to associate identified features with items in a list of features being tracked, based on a predicted location of the features being tracked. The tracking section updates the list of features... Agent:
20130094709 - Apparatus and method for detecting specific object pattern from image: A face area is detected from an image captured by an image pickup device, pixel values of the image are adjusted based on information concerning the detected face area, a person area is detected from the adjusted image, and the detected face area is integrated with the detected person area.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130094702 - Arrangements involving social graph data and image processing: This technology concerns, in one aspect, using a person's social network graph data as a virtual visual cortex—taking image input from a smartphone or the like, and processing it with the graph data to yield a personalized form of processing based on the imagery. The user's network graph data is... Agent:
20130094697 - Capturing, annotating, and sharing multimedia tips: Systems and methods are provided herein that can help people share tacit knowledge about how to operate and repair products in their environment. Systems and methods provided herein let users record video and improves the usefulness of recorded content by helping users add annotations and other meta-data to their videos... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130094699 - Forest fire smoke detection method using random forest classification: A forest fire smoke detection method using random forest classification is provided. In the method, a first reference value is set. For consecutively captured frames, images between the frames are compared, each block, in which a number of pixels, motions of which have been identified, is equal to or greater... Agent: Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation Keimyung University
20130094711 - Image processing apparatus and control method thereof: In an image included in a moving image, a specific area is registered as a reference area, and a specific hue range of the reference area is set as a first feature amount based on the distribution of hues of pixels in the reference area. When the occupation ratio of... Agent:
20130094706 - Information processing apparatus and processing method thereof: An information processing apparatus acquires a plurality of geometric features and normals at the respective geometric features from a target object arranged at the first position. The information processing apparatus also acquires a plurality of normals corresponding to the respective geometric features of the target object from a shape model... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130094696 - Integrated background and foreground tracking: Systems and methods for tracking the foreground and background objects in a video image sequence. The systems and methods providing for determining a camera model based on a first group of feature points extracted from a video frame, extracting three-dimensional (3D) information for the first group of feature points based... Agent:
20130094695 - Method and apparatus for auto-detecting orientation of free-form document using barcode: Method and apparatus of detecting orientation of document using a barcode decoding. The method includes (1) capturing an image of the document with an imaging arrangement having a solid-state imager; (2) determining a presence of a barcode in the captured image of the document; (3) decoding the barcode; (4) determining... Agent: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
20130094705 - Method and apparatus for projective volume monitoring: According to one aspect of the teachings presented herein, a projective volume monitoring apparatus is configured to detect objects intruding into a monitoring zone. The projective volume monitoring apparatus is configured to detect the intrusion of objects of a minimum object size relative to a protection boundary, based on an... Agent: Omron Corporation
20130094707 - Method for verifying a surveying instrument's external orientation: Verifying surveying instrument's external orientation during a measurement process, comprising directing the imaging means onto a reference object and detecting a first photographing direction of the imaging means, taking a first image of the reference object in the first photographing direction, memorizing the first image and the first photographing direction... Agent: Leica Geosystems Ag
20130094703 - Method for visualizing zones of higher activity in surveillance scenes: The invention relates to a method for visualizing zones of higher activity in a monitoring scene monitored by at least one monitoring device (111, 111′, 111″), wherein moving objects (112, 112′, 112″) are identified and/or tracked (102, 102′, 102″) by the at least one monitoring device. A spatial localization (113,... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130094708 - 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 HoldingsIPLLC
20130094710 - Positional locating system and method: A method and system are disclosed for locating or otherwise generating positional information for an object, such as but not limited generating positional coordinates for an object attached to an athlete engaging in an athletic event. The positional coordinates may be processed with other telemetry and biometrical information to provide... Agent: Avidasports, LLC
20130094704 - System for detecting bone cancer metastases: The invention relates to a detection system for automatic detection of bone cancer metastases from a set of isotope bone scan images of a patients skeleton, the system comprising a shape identifier unit, a hotspot detection unit, a hotspot feature extraction unit, a first artificial neural network unit, a patient... Agent: Exini Diagnostics Ab
20130094712 - Systems and methods for eye tracking using retroreflector-encoded information: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to eye tracking systems and methods that can be used in uncontrolled environments and under a variety of lighting conditions. In one aspect, an eye tracking system (200) includes a light source (204) configured to emit infrared (“IR”) light, and an optical sensor... Agent:
20130094694 - Three-frame difference moving target acquisition system and method for target track identification: Embodiments of a target-tracking system and method of determining an initial target track in a high-clutter environment are generally described herein. The target-tracking system may register image information of first and second warped images with image information of a reference image. Pixels of the warped images may be offset based... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130094698 - Video processing device for embedding time-coded metadata and methods for use therewith: A video processing device includes a content analyzer that receives a video signal and generates content recognition data based on the video signal, wherein the content recognition data is associated with at least one timestamp included in the video signal. A metadata search device generates time-coded metadata in response to... Agent: Vixs Systems, Inc.
20130094714 - Shape measuring device, shape measuring method, and method for manufacturing glass plate: The present invention provides a technology capable of measuring three-dimensional shapes by applying a stereo method even in the case that an object has a specular surface. A shape measuring apparatus 1 is equipped with a pattern position specification section 20 (before-movement pattern position specification section, after-movement pattern position specification... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited
20130094713 - Stereo image processing apparatus and method of processing stereo image: Provided is a stereo image processing apparatus and a method of processing a stereo image, wherein calculation precision of disparity is improved, while maintaining a processing amount equal to the SAD method. In the stereo image processing apparatus (200), a data deletion unit (201) is installed in a stage prior... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130094715 - System for determining the motion of a fingerprint surface with respect to a sensor surface: A fingerprint motion tracking method and system is provided for sensing features of a fingerprint along an axis of finger motion, where a linear sensor array has a plurality of substantially contiguous sensing elements configured to capture substantially contiguous overlapping segments of image data. A processing element is configured to... Agent: Validity Sensors, Inc.
20130094716 - Dual image method and system for generating a multi-dimensional image of a sample: The present invention relates in part to a method for generating a multi-dimensional image of a sample which combines different image capturing modalities with data analysis capability for identifying and integrating the higher accuracy image features captured by each respective modality to yield reconciled image data of higher accuracy and... Agent: Ingrain, Inc.
20130094717 - Automatic detection of object pixels for hyperspectral analysis: A method is provided for automatically discerning between object and non-object pixels in a hyperspectral image data cube. In particular embodiments, the object of the method is a plant, plant part, plant trait, plant phenotype, plant pot or a plant medium. The method comprises a first step of providing a... Agent: Pioneer Hi-bred International, Inc.
20130094718 - Area search device and area search method: A dynamic area search device includes: a search condition obtainment unit that obtains information on search objects and a condition for a search scope for searching for the search objects; an on-map operation detection unit that detects a first user-specified point on a map displayed on a display; a content... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130094719 - Biometric apparatus and method for touch-sensitive devices: A touch sensor is configured to sense a contact event occurring between a body part of a user and the touch sensor. The touch sensor is configured to produce contact data in response to the sensed contact event. A processor is coupled to the touch sensor and memory. The processor... Agent:
20130094720 - Non-linear projections of 3-d medical imaging data: The present invention improves projection displays of volume data. Using the Minimum Intensity Projection (MinIP), fluid filled regions or other regions of hyporeflective tissue are displayed. By limiting the projection to partial volumes within the volume, differences in the scattering intensity within specific regions are isolated. In this way, hyperreflectivity... Agent: Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.
20130094722 - Facial coding for emotional interaction analysis: Various systems and techniques using facial coding for emotional interaction analysis are described herein. Machine-readable facial observations of a subject while the subject is exposed to a stimulus can be received. The machine readable observations can include a stimulus synchronization element. An emotional component of an emotional state of the... Agent: Sensory Logic, Inc.
20130094721 - Information processing apparatus, image selection method, album creation system, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus for selecting images used in an album indicating a group of a plurality of images includes a person setting unit configured to set a person appearing in an image included in the album, an image evaluation unit configured to evaluate an image based on a composition... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130094723 - System and method for fingerprint recognition and collection at points-of-sale and points-of-entry: A method of apprehending a criminal, including scanning fingerprint images from a contact area of at least one item at a point-of-sale (POS) location and/or point-of-entry (POE) location and transmitting the fingerprint images to a local or remote electronic device to identify the criminal is presented. A fingerprint recognition and... Agent:
20130094724 - Method of performing fingerprint matching: The method of performing fingerprint matching includes a matching algorithm that combines affine moment invariants (AMIs) and translation, rotation and scaling invariants (TRS) based on moments analysis without requiring minutiae detection. Preprocessing normalizes the fingerprint image using the Federal Bureau of Investigation's wavelet scalar quantification (WSQ) compression standard definition. Analysis... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals
20130094726 - Image processing device, image processing method, and computer readable storage device: An image processing device includes: a candidate abnormal region determining unit that determines a candidate abnormal region from an image using a first determination criterion; a bubble region determining unit that determines a bubble region from the image; a bubble inside determining unit that determines whether the candidate abnormal region... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130094731 - Medical image processing apparatus: According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes at least a vascular region extracting unit, a vascular shape image generating unit, a perfusion analyzing unit, a perfusion image generating unit, an image composition unit. The vascular region extracting unit extracts a vascular region based on a three-dimensional medical... Agent:
20130094727 - Method and apparatus for correcting medical imaging data: In a method and apparatus for correcting image data from a medical imaging scan of a subject, into which subject a specified amount of an imaging substance has been introduced, a region of the image data, containing an anomalous proportion of the imaging substance introduced, is identified. For the identified... Agent:
20130094732 - Method and system of automatic determination of geometric elements from a 3d medical image of a bone: The invention relates to an automated method for precise determination of the head center and radius and the neck axis of an articulated bone from acquired 3D medical image of an articulation, comprising the following steps: i) determining, from a 3D image of the bone, an approximate sphere (SFO) of... Agent: A2 Surgical
20130094730 - Optical sensor device and image processing unit for measuring chemical concentrations, chemical saturations and biophysical parameters: Optical sensor devices, image processing devices, methods and computer readable code computer-readable storage media for detecting biophysical parameters, chemical concentrations, chemical saturations and blood count. In some embodiments, the image processing device receives a live still or video electronic image. Exemplary physiological parameters include but are not limited to a... Agent: Cnoga Holdings Ltd.
20130094733 - Region segmented image data creating system and feature extracting system for histopathological images: A region segmented image data creating system for histopathological images is provided. The region segmented image data creating system is capable of creating region segmented image data required to generating a region segmented image. A first bi-level image data creating section 12 creates first bi-level image data, in which nucleus... Agent:
20130094725 - Reproducible segmentation of elliptical boundaries in medical imaging: A boundary in a medical image is segmented. To increase reproducibility, a multi-level segmentation approach is used. A boundary is detected based on a seed point. The boundary is used to construct a banded graph. Local segmentation is performed using the banded graph. Based on the local segmentation, a new... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130094729 - Singular value filter for imaging or detection: Apparatus or techniques can include obtaining information indicative of energy, such as ultrasonic energy, reflected from a tissue region, forming respective input matrices representative of the obtained information, the input matrices respectively comprising an ensemble-of-interest and at least one ensemble corresponding to a spatial location nearby a spatial location corresponding... Agent: University Of Virginia Patent Foundation
20130094728 - Systems and methods for independent assessment of image data: Systems and methods for managing at least one medical image that includes image data and metadata. One method includes generating, at a processor, a number of copies of the at least one medical image, wherein the number of copies is equal to a number of independent reviewers associated with the... Agent: Merge Healthcare Incorporated
20130094734 - System for comparison of medical images: A system automatically processes different medical image sequences facilitating comparison of the sequences in adjacent respective display areas. An image data processor, identifies first and second mask images of first and second image sequences respectively as images preceding introduction of contrast agent and determines a translational shift between the first... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130094741 - Apparatus and method for non-rotational computer tomography: A multi-dimensional representation of an object is obtained in that first and second pictures of the object illuminated using an X-ray source are created using a sensor that is located, in relation to the X-ray source, behind the object in a preferential direction defined by the relative positions of the... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20130094737 - Method and apparatus for identifying regions of interest in medical imaging data: In a method and apparatus for identifying a region of interest in medical imaging data of a subject is described, an intensity projection image is generated from the medical imaging data. The medical imaging data is then processed to find one or more maxima in the medical imaging data. The... Agent:
20130094743 - Method and device for evaluating evolution of tumoural lesions: A new method (100) for evaluating evolution of tumoural lesions includes: —providing (101) a first image of the tumoural lesions, the first image being made at a first time instant; —providing (102) a second image of the tumoural lesions, the second image being made at a second time instant that... Agent:
20130094742 - Method and system for determining an imaging direction and calibration of an imaging apparatus: The present invention relates to a method for determining an imaging direction of an imaging apparatus (10), such as an x-ray apparatus, with a radiation source or an imaging source (12) that emits an imaging beam (14) to an imaging detector (16) along a beam path, comprising the steps of... Agent:
20130094735 - Method and system for expanding axial coverage in iterative reconstruction in computer tomography (ct): The image generation method and system generates an image using a predetermined iterative reconstruction technique from cone beam data that has been expanded by adding additional data, and an instance of the iteration process is weighted according to a corresponding validation weight during the reconstruction. Optionally, an instance of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130094736 - Method and system for substantially reducing streak artifacts in helical cone beam computer tomography (ct): Streak artifacts arise in helical CT reconstruction with cone beam weighting (CBW) with helical pitch ratio between 0.5 and 1.0 in a prevalent 2PI mode. The sreak artifacts are substantially removed by applying upsampling to the measured data in the segment direction before weighting. Furthermore, by making the upsampling adaptive... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130094740 - Method for quantifying local bone changes: A method and system for volumetric quantification of local bone changes includes the steps of loading at least a first and second (cone-beam) computed tomography three dimensional image, registering the first three dimensional image and second three dimensional image to one coordinate system, selecting a region of interest in one... Agent:
20130094738 - Methods and apparatus for aligning sets of medical imaging data: In a method and apparatus for aligning two sets of medical imaging data, first and second sets of image data are obtained respectively, using first and second different medical imaging modalities, of an anatomical feature of a subject. For each set, an axis of the anatomical feature and a landmark... Agent:
20130094739 - X-ray ct apparatus and control method thereof: In order to generate an X-ray CT image with optimal quality for each part and each region of an object when scanning the object across a plurality of parts using a plane detector, there is provided an X-ray CT apparatus including smoothing means 230 and filtering means 250 for generating... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation
20130094748 - Dental imaging using segmentation and an arch: A method and a system for generating an image by obtaining x-ray image data, segmenting the x-ray image data into a first portion above a vertical threshold and a second portion below the vertical threshold. Further, the method and the system include generating an arch for the second plurality of... Agent: Dental Imaging Technologies Corporation
20130094744 - Image processing device: The provision of a feature extracting portion for obtaining sequentially images captured by an x-ray imaging device and for extracting features relating to the densities of the images; an image classifying portion for dividing the images into groups based on the features extracted by the feature extracting portion; a memory... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20130094746 - Noise suppression in cone beam ct projection data: A method for suppressing noise in a diagnostic 3-D image, executed at least in part on a logic processor, captures, at each of a number of projection angles, 2-D image projection data, wherein each 2-D image projection has a central pixel and arranges the 2-D image projection data to form... Agent:
20130094747 - Noise suppression in cone beam ct projection data: A method for suppressing noise in a diagnostic 3-D image, executed at least in part on a logic processor, captures, at each of a number of projection angles, 2-D image projection data, wherein each 2-D image projection has a central pixel and arranges the 2-D image projection data to form... Agent:
20130094745 - Non-rigid 2d/3d registration of coronary artery models with live fluoroscopy images: A method for non-rigid registration of digital 3D coronary artery models with 2D fluoroscopic images during a cardiac intervention includes providing a digitized 3D centerline representation of a coronary artery tree that comprises a set of S segments composed of QS 3D control points, globally aligning the 3D centerline to... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130094749 - Model-based coronary artery calcium scoring: A system and method are provided for model-based coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring. A model image of a heart region is aligned with an image of a patient's heart region in order to more easily identify the coronary arteries and other relevant anatomical features in the image. Once the images... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20130094750 - Methods and systems for segmentation of cells for an automated differential counting system: A method of identifying individual cells in an image of a cytological preparation. The method includes the steps of obtaining an image of a cytological preparation including a plurality of cells; identifying a first region of the image, the first region having a region boundary encompassing at least one lobe,... Agent:
20130094751 - Methods for mobile image capture and processing of documents: The present invention relates to automated document processing and more particularly, to methods and systems for document image capture and processing using mobile devices. In accordance with various embodiments, methods and systems for document image capture on a mobile communication device are provided such that the image is optimized and... Agent: Mitek Systems
20130094752 - Defect estimation device and method and inspection system and method: Acquired mask data of a defect portion is sent to a simulated repair circuit 300 to be simulated. The simulation of the acquired mask data 204 is returned to the mask inspection results 205 and thereafter sent to a wafer transfer simulator 400 along with a reference image at the... Agent: Nuflare Technology, Inc.
20130094753 - Filtering image data: Systems, methods, and machine-readable and executable instructions are provided for filtering image data. Filtering image data can include determining a desired depth of field of an image, determining a distance between a pixel of the image and the desired depth of field. Filtering image data can also include adjusting a... Agent:
20130094754 - Image output apparatus and method for outputting image thereof: An image output apparatus and a method for outputting an image thereof are provided. The method of the image output apparatus determines whether a difference in grayscale values between a current image frame and a previous image frame is greater than or equal to a pre-set value, if the difference... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130094755 - Method for the microscopic three-dimensional reproduction of a sample: A method for the three-dimensional imaging of a sample in which image information from different depth planes of the sample is stored in a spatially resolved manner, and the three-dimensional image of the sample is subsequently reconstructed from this stored image information is provided. A reference structure is applied to... Agent: Carl Zeiss Microlmaging Gmbh
20130094756 - Method and system for personalized advertisement push based on user interest learning: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and a system for personalized advertisement push based on user interest learning. The method may include: obtaining multiple user interest models through multitask sorting learning; extracting an object of interest in a video according to the user interest models; and extracting... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
20130094757 - Dot templates for object detection in images: Dot templates are used for detecting objects within images. A computer-implemented method is performed for each of a number of dot templates corresponding to the object to be detected within an image. Each dot template is defined as a collection of points. At each position within the image, a value... Agent: Quantum Signal, LLC
20130094758 - Color saturation-modulated blending of exposure-bracketed images: Systems and methods are presented for generating a new digital output image by blending a plurality of digital input images capturing the same scene at different levels of exposure. Each new pixel for the new digital output image is derived from a group of corresponding aligned pixels from the digital... Agent:
20130094759 - Moving object detection device: A moving object detection device includes a window setting unit configured to set a window having a predetermined volume in a video, an orientation of spatial intensity gradient calculation unit configured to calculate, for each pixel included in the window, an orientation of spatial intensity gradient, a spatial histogram calculation... Agent: Osaka University
20130094760 - Automatic identification of digital content related to a block of text, such as a blog entry: A system for identifying digital content related to a portion of a block of text receives, automatically or via input by a user, an indication of one or more words included in the block of text. The system searches a database of digital content based on the one or more... Agent: Getty Images, Inc.
20130094761 - Electronic device and method for creating measurement codes: A method for creating measurement codes automatically using an electronic device. In the method, a directory tree is created to display a plurality of feature elements. A selected feature element in the directory tree is determined; and output axes of the selected feature element are determined, according to an attribute... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
20130094762 - System and method for identifying complex tokens in an image: In a first exemplary embodiment of the present invention, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. According to a feature of the present invention, the method comprises the steps of providing an image file depicting an image, in a computer memory, determining log chromaticity representations for the... Agent: Tandent Vision Science, Inc.
20130094763 - Image processing device, image processing system and image processing method: According to one embodiment, an image processing system includes a decoder, a corresponding area detector and an image corrector. The decoder is configured to decode an input image signal obtained by encoding a plurality of images viewed from a plurality of viewing points different from each other, to generate a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130094766 - Apparatus and method for correcting lesion in image frame: An apparatus for extracting a candidate image frame includes a generating unit configured to generate at least one lesion value that represents a characteristic of a lesion included in each of a plurality of 2-dimensional image frames that form a 3-dimensional image, and an extracting unit configured to extract, from... Agent:
20130094768 - Face-tracking method with high accuracy: A face-tracking method with high accuracy is provided. The face-tracking method includes generating an initial face shape according to the detected face region of an input image and a learned data base, wherein the initial face shape comprises an initial inner shape and an initial outer shape; generating a refined... Agent:
20130094767 - Method and system for calculating breakpoints in a data visualization system: In a data visualization computing system, a computer implemented method of determining transition boundaries from data values in a data set for the generation of a graphical heatmap representation of the data values, the method including the steps of the data visualization computing system: retrieving the data values in the... Agent: Business Intelligence Solutions Safe B.v.
20130094769 - Method and system for determining structural similarity between images: Method and system for low complexity assessment of quality of an image are presented. By performing multiresolution decomposition of images using, for example, a discrete wavelet transform, and determining a metric based on a structural similarity index or a structural similarity map, a structural similarity score, characterizing similarity between images... Agent: Ecole De Technologie Superieure
20130094765 - Method for detecting black rim of image frame and image processing apparatus using the same: A method for detecting a black rim of an image frame is provided. The method includes following steps. Rim brightness information of a rim region of a current image frame is calculated. Frame brightness information of a frame region of the current image frame is obtained. A brightness threshold is... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
20130094764 - Methods, systems and apparatus for correcting perspective distortion in a document image: Aspects of the present invention are related to systems, methods and apparatus for correcting artifacts in a camera-captured document image and, in particular, to methods, systems and apparatus for correcting perspective distortion in the camera-captured document image. Multiple rectification hypothesis may be generated and verified based on a plurality of... Agent:
20130094770 - System and method for dynamically unlocking mobile device: A system and a method for dynamically unlocking a mobile device are provided. The method includes displaying various lock images, where at least one of the parts is altered, when an attempt is made to unlock the mobile device, determining whether a lock image, detected according to a user input,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20130094771 - System for creating a capsule representation of an instructional video: A method is provided that creates a lecture video capsule containing highlights of an original instructional video based on visual quality and content. The method includes segmenting and recognizing activities in the instructional video using a hidden Markov model (HMM). The activities are classified into three categories: talking head, writing... Agent: Indian Institute Of Technology Bombay
20130094777 - Image compression device, image compression method, integrated circuit, program, and picture display apparatus: Degradation in image quality of color difference components is to be suppressed. Provided is an image compression device that performs fixed length compression of data to be compressed composed of a plurality of components including a luminance component. The image compression device includes a code amount allocation unit configured to... Agent:
20130094776 - Method for coding and an apparatus: The disclosure relates to encoding and decoding image information. The encoding comprises receiving a block of pixels; determining a set of potential reference samples for the block of pixels; selecting a subset of the set of potential reference samples to be used as reference samples for the block of pixels;... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130094775 - Region-based image compression: A method for compressing an image includes decomposing the image into one or more regions. A region of the image is selected to be evaluated. The selected region is transformed and quantized if the region does not meet a predetermined compression acceptability criteria. The predetermined compression acceptability criteria may include... Agent: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
20130094772 - Tracking a reference picture based on a designated picture on an electronic device: A method for tracking a reference picture on an electronic device is described. The method includes receiving a bitstream. The method also includes decoding a portion of the bitstream to produce a decoded reference picture. The method further includes tracking the decoded reference picture in a decoded picture buffer (DPB)... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20130094773 - Tracking a reference picture based on a designated picture on an electronic device: A method for tracking a reference picture on an electronic device is described. The method includes receiving a bitstream. The method also includes decoding a portion of the bitstream to produce a decoded reference picture. The method further includes tracking the decoded reference picture in a decoded picture buffer (DPB)... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20130094774 - Tracking a reference picture based on a designated picture on an electronic device: A method for tracking a reference picture on an electronic device is described. The method includes receiving a bitstream. The method also includes decoding a portion of the bitstream to produce a decoded reference picture. The method further includes tracking the decoded reference picture in a decoded picture buffer (DPB)... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.
20130094778 - System and method for quality-aware selection of parameters in transcoding of digital images: A method for quality-aware transcoding of an input image into an output image for display on a terminal having device file size and image size constraints are disclosed. The method extracts features of the input image including dimensions and file size of the input image, predicts a file size of... Agent: Ecole De Technologie Superieure
20130094779 - Method and apparatus for prediction unit size dependent motion compensation filtering order: A motion compensation method and apparatus. The method includes retrieving data relating to a reference bock, performing a transpose on the retrieved data, performing vertical filtering on the transposed retrieved data, performing one or more transpose on the vertically filtered data, performing horizontal filtering on the transposed vertically filtered dad,... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130094780 - Replacement of a person or object in an image: Disclosed herein are a system and a method that use a background model to determine and to segment target content from an image and replace them with different content to provide a composite image. The background model can be generated based on image data representing images of a predetermined area... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.
20130094781 - Image processing apparatus: The image processing apparatus of the present invention comprises a processing unit for computing displacement amounts between a basis image and each reference image, a processing unit for generating a plurality of deformed images based on the displacement amounts, the basis image and a plurality of reference images, a processing... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130094782 - Re-sampling method and apparatus: An image or other sample processor has a resampling filter adapted to provide output samples at an output sampling frequency which can be selected to be higher or lower than the input sampling frequency. The width of the resampling filter aperture is scaled according to either the input sampling frequency... Agent: Snell Limited
20130094783 - Method, apparatus, and system for displaying pictures: The present invention discloses a method, an apparatus, and a system for displaying picture, and relates to the field of communication technologies. The method includes: establishing synchronous browsing sessions with terminals performing synchronous browsing; when receiving, from any of the terminals performing synchronous browsing, a request for clicking any picture,... Agent: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.Previous industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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