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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. 11/28/2013 > 70 patent applications in 39 patent subcategories.
20130315438 - Method for guaranteeing watermark embedding by using bit stream corruption: A method for preventing the bypassing of watermark embedding in a bit-stream representative of audio/video data is disclosed. The method is remarkable in that it comprises a step of corrupting the bit-stream wherein original blocks in the bit-stream are replaced by corrupted blocks producing a non-compliant bit-stream; and a step... Agent: Thomas Licensing
20130315439 - Method for providing service using image recognition and electronic device thereof: A method for providing a service using an image recognition technology and an electronic device thereof are provided. The method for providing a service includes constructing a service screen, extracting an image from the service screen, determining personal information matching the extracted image, and executing an application program by using... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130315437 - Methods, systems and apparatus for automated authentication: The present disclosure is directed to an automated precious metal bullion authentication apparatus and system that, without human intervention, develops and disseminates information to enable a user to distinguish between genuine and non-genuine precious metals bullion items. The systems and devices may work together with third-party hardware or software and,... Agent: Security Pacific Capital Corporation
20130315440 - Fiducial tracking system: The present disclosure is directed to fiducial tracking system. The fiducial tracking system includes a first device having a fiducial pattern disposed thereon and a second device having an image capture device disposed thereon. The image capturing device is configured to obtain a fiducial image of the fiducial pattern. A... Agent: Vivant Medical, Inc.
20130315442 - Object detecting apparatus and object detecting method: According to an embodiment, an object detecting apparatus includes an image acquiring unit and a determining unit. The image acquiring unit is configured to acquire a target image within a second range included in a first range. The determining unit is configured to determine whether an object not captured in... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130315444 - Stationary target detection by exploiting changes in background model: A computer-implemented method for processing one or more video frames may include obtaining one or more video frames; generating one or more blobs using the one or more video frames; classifying the one or more blobs to produce one or more classified blobs, wherein the one or more classified blobs... Agent: Objectvideo, Inc.
20130315441 - System for extracting text from a document: A system including a data processing system, a network interface for communicating over a network, and a program memory storing instructions configured to cause the data processing system to implement a method for extracting textual information from images of a document containing text characters. The method includes receiving a plurality... Agent:
20130315445 - Systems, methods and apparatus for providing content based on a collection of images: Systems, methods, articles of manufacture and apparatus provide for an augmented media experience. In some embodiments, the recognition of an image (e.g., by a mobile device and/or a central server) results in providing at least one associated media file to a user (e.g., via a display device).... Agent:
20130315443 - Vehicular parking control system and vehicular parking control method using the same: Provided are a vehicular parking control system capable of removing temporary obstacles from an image of objects within a parking space so that an available parking space can be searched for, and a vehicular parking control method using the same. The vehicular parking control system includes: a camera configured to... Agent: Mando Corporation
20130315446 - Projecting location based elements over a heads up display: A method including the following steps is provided: generating a three dimensional (3D) model of a scene within a specified radius from a vehicle, based on a source of digital mapping of the scene; associating a position of at least one selected LAE contained within the scene, with a respective... Agent:
20130315447 - System and method for total internal reflection enhanced imaging flow cytometry: An imaging flow cytometry system and method which includes a flow chamber, fluorescence analysis and imaging optics, image capturing system, device to regulate fluid flow through the chamber, and backlighting generator. The flow cell is configured so as to enhance the fluorescence signal collection by the system with total internal... Agent: Fluid Imaging Technologies, Inc.
20130315448 - Systems and methods for measuring longitudinal brain change incorporating boundary-based analysis with tensor-based morphometry: Systems and methods are provided for computing a longitudinal change in a structure of a brain. The method may include receiving a first image of the brain, wherein the first image is captured at a first time; receiving a second image of the brain, wherein the second image is captured... Agent:
20130315449 - Electronic manifest of underground facility locate marks: A method performed by a device may include receiving information regarding a particular geographic area; retrieving an aerial image of the particular geographic area; displaying the aerial image; determining an approximate geographic location of a mark denoting an underground facility; overlaying, on the displayed aerial image, information concerning the approximate... Agent: Certusview Technologies, LLC
20130315450 - Biometric identification and verification: In real biometric systems, false match rates and false non-match rates of 0% do not exist. There is always some probability that a purported match is false, and that a genuine match is not identified. The performance of biometric systems is often expressed in part in terms of their false... Agent: Aware, Inc.
20130315451 - Finger biometric sensing device including error compensation circuitry and related methods: A finger biometric sensing device may include an array of finger biometric sensing pixel electrodes and a gain stage coupled to the array of finger biometric sensing pixel electrodes. The finger biometric sensing device may also include error compensation circuitry that may include a memory capable of storing error compensation... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130315454 - Automated crystal identification achieved via watershed segmentation: A nuclear imaging system includes a crystal identification system which receives a flood image which includes a plurality of peaks, each peak responsive to radiation detected by a corresponding scintillator crystal. A crystal identification processor partitions the flood image into a plurality of candidate regions with a watershed segmentator implementing... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130315456 - Information processing system, information processing method, information processing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor: This invention relates to an information processing apparatus which evaluates diagnosis based on the tissue sample image of a tissue. The information processing apparatus inputs a plurality of first regions selected as diagnosis targets from a tissue sample image obtained by capturing a tissue, a plurality of second regions selected... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130315455 - Medical image diagnosis apparatus, medical image display apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, and medical image processing program: An inner wall extractor extracts the inner wall of a vital tissue based on medical image data. An outer wall extractor extracts the outer wall of the vital tissue based on the medical image data. A first raised portion calculator obtains information including the presence of a first raised portion... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130315452 - Personalized anatomical diagnostics and simulations: Interfaces and other systems are provided to receive input corresponding to anatomical elements. The anatomical elements are rendered on the interfaces or other systems with visual, audio and/or haptic feedback. Simulations of the anatomical elements can reflect the impact of existing and anticipated conditions. Personalized conditions and other data can... Agent: Orca Health, Inc.
20130315453 - System and method for wide cone helical image reconstruction: A tomographic system includes a gantry having an opening for receiving an object to be scanned, a radiation source, a detector positioned to receive radiation from the source that passes through the object, and a computer programmed to acquire a plurality of helical projection datasets of the object, reconstruct a... Agent:
20130315457 - Vessel identification using shape and motion mapping for coronary angiogram sequences: Embodiments of the invention relate to a method, system, and computer program product to automate image classification with respect to coronary vessels in an angiography sequence. Two primary elements are employed, including training and recognition. Training pertains to the pre-processing images and extracting salient features that characterize the appearance of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130315458 - Vessel identification using shape and motion mapping for coronary angiogram sequences: Embodiments of the invention relate to automating image classification with respect to coronary vessels in an angiography sequence. Two primary elements are employed, including training and recognition. Training pertains to the pre-processing images and extracting salient features that characterize the appearance of coronary arteries under different viewpoints. Recognition pertains to... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130315459 - Method and apparatus for motion correcting medical images: A method for reducing, in an image, motion related imaging artifacts. The method includes obtaining a single image of a subject using a computed tomography (CT) imaging system, obtaining a plurality of images of the subject using a positron emission tomography (PET) imaging system, generating a plurality of consistency values,... Agent: General Electric Company
20130315460 - Methods and apparatus for estimating clinical measures: In a magnetic resonance imaging display system, the brain parenchymal fraction, a clinical measure for brain atrophy, is found by selection of white matter, grey matter, and/or cerebrospinal fluid based on quantitative magnetic resonance properties.... Agent: Syntheticmr Ab
20130315463 - Retrospective mri image distortion correction: The invention relates to a method for correcting MRI image distortion, in which a distortion correction procedure is carried out on an acquired MRI image data set (1) of a body region by graphical data processing, characterised in that: —after the MRI image data set (1) has been acquired, its... Agent: Brainlab Ag
20130315461 - Systems and methods for accelerated arterial spin labeling using compressed sensing: Systems and methods for accelerated arterial spin labeling (ASL) using compressed sensing are disclosed. In one aspect, in accordance with one example embodiment, a method includes acquiring magnetic resonance data associated with an area of interest of a subject, wherein the area of interest corresponds to one or more physiological... Agent: University Of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group
20130315462 - Use of a two-dimensional analytical signal in sonography: The invention relates to a use of a two-dimensional analytic signal in the field of sonography, whereby a sonography method is provided, comprising receiving of signals of reflected sound pulses from a sound source and processing of the received signals to generate an output signal, wherein the processing comprises calculating... Agent:
20130315464 - Material analysis based on imaging effective atomic numbers: Effective atomic numbers associated with pixels in a region are received. An effective atomic number is associated with each pixel in the region. X-ray data for the region is received, and an item within the region is identified from the x-ray data. Some of the pixels in the region are... Agent:
20130315466 - Automated detection, tracking and analysis of cell migration in a 3-d matrix system: A data processing system receives an image of a matrix including a plurality of living cells. The data processing system automatically locates a cell among the plurality of living cells in the image by performing image processing on the image. In response to locating the cell, the data processing system... Agent: Metavi Labs Inc.
20130315465 - Whole tissue classifier for histology biopsy slides: Disclosed is a computer implemented method for fully automated tissue diagnosis that trains a region of interest (ROI) classifier in a supervised manner, wherein labels are given only at a tissue level, the training using a multiple-instance learning variant of backpropagation, and trains a tissue classifier that uses the output... Agent: Nec Laboratories America, Inc.
20130315467 - System and method for processing checks and check transactions with thresholds for adjustments to ach transactions: A system and method of processing paper checks that divides into two independent paths the processing of a data file representing a check and the digital image of the check. The data files and image files are separated both in time and in space, with the data files being used... Agent:
20130315468 - Pattern generating apparatus and pattern shape evaluating apparatus: Although there has been a method for evaluating pattern shapes of electronic devices by using, as a reference pattern, design data or a non-defective pattern, the conventional method has a problem that the pattern shape cannot be evaluated with high accuracy because of the difficulty in defining an exact shape... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130315470 - Body measurement: A method of generating three dimensional body data of a subject is described. The method includes capturing one or more images of the subject using a digital imaging device and generating three dimensional body data of the subject based on the one or more images.... Agent: Poikos Limited
20130315475 - Body shape analysis method and system: A method for categorizing body shape is provided comprising the steps of providing a data set of body shape-defining measurements of a portion of the body of interest from a plurality of subjects' bodies, wherein the measurements define a silhouette and profile (front and side) perspectives of the portion of... Agent: Cornell University
20130315471 - Concave surface modeling in image-based visual hull: Apparatus and methods disclosed herein provide for a set of reference images obtained from a camera and a reference image obtained from a viewpoint to capture an entire concave region of an object; a silhouette processing module for obtaining a silhouette image of the concave region of the object; and... Agent: Peking University
20130315472 - Image processing device and image processing method: A parallax image resolution increasing unit increases the resolution of each of the parallax images of auxiliary images having half the resolution of a compatible image. A parallax image warping unit generates parallax images of virtual viewpoints by performing a warping operation on the parallax images of the auxiliary images... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130315473 - Image processing device and image processing method: The present technique relates to an image processing device and an image processing method that enable generation of high-quality color images and depth images of the viewpoints other than the reference point on the receiving end even if the precision of the reference-point depth image is low when the occlusion... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130315469 - Method for 3d inspection of an object using x-rays: A x-ray system for inspection of objects, utilizing two or more views has been presented. The system allows to compute the 3D spatial coordinates of certain features or object points within the object. The method used consists of first identifying feature points on the images, back tracing the ray paths... Agent:
20130315474 - Method for generating, transmitting and receiving stereoscopic images, and related devices: A method for generating a composite image of a stereoscopic video stream includes a pair of a right image and a left image of a scene, the right image and the left image being such that, when viewed by a spectator's right eye and left eye, respectively, they cause the... Agent: S.i.sv.el Societa Italiana Per Lo Sviluppo Dell'elettronica S.p.a.
20130315476 - Automatic image adjustment parameter correction: Techniques are disclosed relating to modifying an automatically predicted adjustment. In one embodiment, the automatically predicted adjustment may be adjusted, for example, based on a rule. The automatically predicted adjustment may be based on a machine learning prediction. A new image may be globally adjusted based on the modified automatically... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20130315479 - Automatic adaptation to image processing pipeline: Techniques are disclosed relating to generating generic labels, translating generic labels to image pipeline-specific labels, and automatically adjusting images. In one embodiment, generic labels may be generated. Generic algorithm parameters may be generated based on training a regression algorithm with the generic labels. The generic labels may be translated to... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20130315478 - Classifying blur state of digital image pixels: A blur classification module may compute the probability that a given pixel in a digital image was blurred using a given two-dimensional blur kernel, and may store the computed probability in a blur classification probability matrix that stores probability values for all combinations of image pixels and the blur kernels... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated
20130315477 - Image selection based on photographic style: A system and method are disclosed for image selection based on photographic style in which photographic style annotations are learned using a data-driven approach. The method includes assigning a style value for each of a set of photographic style categories to each of a set of database images with a... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130315480 - Matching text to images: Text in web pages or other text documents may be classified based on the images or other objects within the webpage. A system for identifying and classifying text related to an object may identify one or more web pages containing the image or similar images, determine topics from the text... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20130315481 - Method and apparatus for block based image compression with multiple non-uniform block encodings: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and apparatus for block based image compression with multiple non-uniform block encodings. In one embodiment, an image is divided into blocks of pixels. In one embodiment the blocks are four pixels by four pixels, but other block sizes are used... Agent: Ati Technologies Ulc
20130315482 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes an image input unit for inputting color image data, a first color conversion unit for converting the inputted color image data into first image data of the L*a*b color space having independently brightness component and chromaticity component, a background detection unit for detecting a background... Agent: Oki Data Corporation
20130315484 - Handwritten character retrieval apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, a handwritten character retrieval apparatus is provided with an acquisition unit, a feature extraction unit, an segmentation unit, a attribute append unit and a retrieval unit. The acquisition unit acquires a handwritten character string in units of a stroke. The feature extraction unit extracts a first... Agent:
20130315483 - Handwritten document retrieval apparatus and method: According to one embodiment, a handwritten character retrieval apparatus is provided with an acquisition unit, a separation unit, a feature extraction unit and a retrieval unit. The acquisition unit acquires a document including handwriting data. The separation unit separates the document into a plurality of parts. The feature extraction unit... Agent:
20130315485 - Textual information extraction method using multiple images: A method for extracting textual information from a document containing text characters using a digital image capture device. A plurality of digital images of the document are captured using the digital image capture device. Each of the captured digital images is automatically analyzed using an optical character recognition process to... Agent:
20130315486 - Method and apparatus for detecting foam on a liquid surface in a vessel: An apparatus and method for detecting foam on a liquid surface in a vessel is presented. The vessel has an upper opening surrounded by a border. The vessel can be a tube-shaped. At least one image is taken from a region suspected to contain foam in the vessel by using... Agent: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
20130315488 - Method of improving orientation and color balance of digital images using face detection information: A method of generating one or more new spatial and chromatic variation digital images uses an original digitally-acquired image which including a face or portions of a face. A group of pixels that correspond to a face within the original digitally-acquired image is identified. A portion of the original image... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20130315487 - Systems and methods for feature tracking: A computer-implemented method for processing, by a graphical processor unit (GPU), a plurality of images of a user. A plurality of features detected by the GPU in a first image of the plurality of images of the user is selected. Each selected feature includes one or more pixels. In a... Agent: 1-800 Contacts, Inc.
20130315489 - Pattern processing device, pattern processing method, and pattern processing program: A pattern processing device includes: an input unit to input an input image containing a plurality of pattern elements; an extraction unit that calculates edge intensities of pixels from the input image so as to extract edge pixels; an evaluation unit that obtains evaluation values for determining whether the pixels... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
20130315490 - Feature point matching device, feature point matching method, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing feature matching program: A feature point matching device includes a position feature generation unit for generating a position feature quantity for a feature point based on a position of the feature point included in an image, a pixel value feature generation unit for generating a pixel value feature quantity for the feature point... Agent:
20130315491 - Systems and methods for matching and imaging tissue characteristics: Systems and methods for matching a characteristic of multiple sectors of a moving tissue to verify an overlap thereof are disclosed herein. In an exemplary method, tissue data for at least a first sector and a second sector of a moving tissue is acquired. A characteristic of at least a... Agent:
20130315493 - Image processing apparatus and method: The present technology relates to an image processing apparatus and method that are capable of enhancing encoding efficiency while suppressing a decrease in the efficiency of encoding processing. The image processing apparatus includes an encoding mode setter that sets, in units of coding units having a hierarchical structure, whether a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130315492 - Predicting and generating a quantity of image clones: For predicting and generating a quantity of image clones, a provision module provisions a specified number of a specified image clone to an image pool. The specified number N1 is calculated as N1=N0+CEIL(SE). N0 is a number of the specified image clones provisioned during a previous provisioning operation. SE is... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130315494 - Systems and methods for decoding light field image files: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention are configured to render images using light field image files containing an image synthesized from light field image data and metadata describing the image that includes a depth map. One embodiment of the invention includes a processor and memory containing... Agent: Pelican Imaging Corporation
20130315495 - Picture coding method and picture decoding method: The method includes the following units: a coefficient number detecting unit (109) for detecting the number of coefficients which has a value other than 0 for each block according to the generated coefficient, a coefficient number storing unit (110) for storing the number of coefficients detected, a coefficient number coding... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130315496 - Image coding method, image decoding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding apparatus, and image coding and decoding apparatus: An image coding method of coding an image on a per coding unit basis, the method comprising: applying a frequency transform to luminance data and chrominance data of transform units in the coding unit including predetermined blocks each corresponding to one or more of the transform units; and coding the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130315497 - Image compression method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for image compression. The method includes: calculating a total bit length that is needed for compressing any one segment line and an ideal bit length that is needed for compressing any one segment; for each segment in any one segment line, acquiring a quantization parameter and... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130315498 - Method of and apparatus for local optimization texture synthesis 3-d inpainting: An apparatus, system, method, and article to continue border lines into an unknown region of an image from a known background; determine segments, based on the continued borders, for the unknown region of the image; and propagate pixels from a known area of the image to the unknown area based... Agent:
20130315499 - Content-adaptive image resizing method and related apparatus thereof: An image resizing method includes at least the following steps: receiving at least one input image; performing an image content analysis upon at least one image selected from the at least one input image to obtain an image content analysis result; and creating a target image with a target image... Agent: Mediatek Inc.
20130315500 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a vector detection unit which detects flow vectors of pixels in an inputted image, a vector-coherency calculation unit which calculates vector coherency based on the flow vectors detected by the vector detection unit, a deformation-characteristic computation unit which computes a deformation characteristic... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130315501 - Design of code in affine-invariant spatial mask: A method for generating codes for a code mask is provided. A plurality of symbols may be arranged into an n1 by n2 symbol structure, where n1 and n2 are integer values. A plurality of codewords may be defined from different overlapping k1 by k2 windows within the symbol structure,... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130315502 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: This apparatus obtains a mapped position (xo, yo) of (xi, yi), acquires (xi′, yi′) by performing inverse mapping for each reference position being based on (xo, yo), obtains (xi″, yi″) by performing inverse mapping for integer parts xoc and yoc of xo and yo respectively, and performs interpolation using fraction... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130315503 - Cut-line steering methods for forming a mosaic image of a geographical area: A method for automatically steering mosaic cut lines along preferred routes to form an output mosaic image includes creating an assignment map corresponding to the output mosaic image where each pixel has an initial designation of unassigned; marking each pixel of the assignment map that intersects the preferred routes as... Agent: Pictometry International Corp.
20130315504 - Method and apparatus for reconstructing an image: A method and apparatus for reconstructing a low-resolution image is provided. The method includes magnifying a low-resolution image; extracting a high frequency component and a texture component from the pre-magnification low-resolution image; and reconstructing an image by synthesizing the extracted high frequency component and texture component with the magnified low-resolution... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130315505 - Content creation using interpolation between content versions: One or more derived versions of image content may be obtained by interpolating two or more source versions of the same image content. A derived version may be targeted for a class of displays that differs from classes of displays targeted by the source versions. Source images in a source... Agent:
20130315506 - Image magnification device and method: An interpolation computation unit (3B) treats, as positions of interest, positions where pixels within a high-resolution image (D30) occupy when the high-resolution image (D30) is superimposed on a low-resolution image (D01), and for each position of interest, obtains a pixel value for a pixel assumed to exist at the position... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation11/21/2013 > 61 patent applications in 30 patent subcategories.
20130308818 - Content recognition and synchronization using local caching: A content fingerprint based recognition system employs local caching of portions of a fingerprint database to manage network services for identifying which programs a user's mobile device is exposed to and the timing of events within the program. The system enables background recognition and synchronization of network services in a... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20130308817 - Management of digital information using an individual digital watermark: The present invention provides, in at least one embodiment, a system and method for management of digital information using an individual digital watermark. The system facilitates and controls engagements between an individual and other individuals or businesses. The system uses processing software to register an individual. The system stores an... Agent:
20130308819 - System and method of detecting a blocked aperture in letter or flat mail image sensor: Embodiments include systems and methods of detecting a blocked aperture in an image device. In certain embodiments, the system and method is used in mail processing of letters and flats. In certain embodiments, the image sensor captures an image of the front of an item. If the aperture of the... Agent: United States Postal Service
20130308825 - Captured image recognition device, captured image recognition system, and captured image recognition method: Provided is a captured image recognition device that enables the performance of an image recognition function to be sufficiently evinced. A field-of-view splitting estimation unit (31) estimates the splitting of the field of view of a camera unit (20) using a captured image (S1). On the basis of the estimated... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130308824 - Detection of disease-related retinal nerve fiber layer thinning: Methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media for detecting abnormalities in a characteristic of an eye using eye-imaging methods are presented. A plurality of images of the eye are received over time. Each image includes a plurality of pixels, which can be partitioned into blocks of pixels with varying sizes, called... Agent:
20130308821 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing device includes a processor, and a memory which stores an instruction, which when executed by the processor, causes the processor to execute an operation including obtaining an image including information on a traveling direction of a vehicle and information of side regions of the image relative to... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130308822 - Method and system for calculating the geo-location of a personal device: The method comprises performing said calculation by using data provided by an image recognition process which identifies at least one geo-referenced image of an object located in the surroundings of said personal device. The system is arranged for implementing the method of the present invention.... Agent: Telefonica S.a.
20130308823 - Method for quantitatively determining eyelash clumping: A method for quantifying clumping in fibrous materials is disclosed herein. In some examples, the method may be utilized for quantifying clumping in keratinous materials such as eyelashes when a composition such as mascara is applied thereto.... Agent: The Procter & Gamble Company
20130308820 - Motion detection through stereo rectification: A motion detecting engine is provided. Given a pair of stereo rectified images in which the stereo rectified images are taken at different times from one or more sensors that are oriented perpendicular to a stereo baseline and parallel to each other, for each feature in one of the stereo... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130308826 - Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable recording medium, and image processing method: A technique that enables an image distortion caused on a pseudo image of an object to be reduced is provided. In order to achieve the object, an image processor includes a first obtaining section for obtaining a base image, a second obtaining section for obtaining first pieces of distance information,... Agent: Konica Minolta, Inc.
20130308828 - Collision warning system: A method of estimating a time to collision (TTC) of a vehicle with an object comprising: acquiring a plurality of images of the object; and determining a TTC from the images that is responsive to a relative velocity and relative acceleration between the vehicle and the object.... Agent: Mobileye Technologies Ltd.
20130308829 - Still image extraction apparatus: The present invention is a still image extraction apparatus for extracting a specific frame as a still image from a plurality of frames. The still image extraction apparatus includes: an extraction condition registration device, an extraction determination device, and an extraction device. The extraction condition registration device registers an extraction... Agent: Adc Technology Inc.
20130308827 - System and method for managing spatiotemporal uncertainty: Provided herein are methods and systems for managing spatiotemporal uncertainty in image processing. A method can comprise determining motion from a first image to a second image, determining a latency value, determining a precision value, generating an uncertainty element based upon the motion, the latency value, and the precision value,... Agent: Vipaar LLC
20130308830 - Computationally efficient method for image segmentation with intensity and texture discrimination: A computationally efficient image segmentation method is provided that processes a grayscale digital image to more clearly show textures in the underlying object shown in the digital image. A grayscale digital image is converted to an intensity matrix based on the brightness of the pixels in the image, where each... Agent: The Government Of The United States Of America, As Epresented By The Secretary Of The Navy
20130308831 - Method and system for estimating rock properties from rock samples using digital rock physics imaging: A method is provided for efficiently characterizing rock traversed while drilling a borehole for hydrocarbon reservoir development. A rock sample can be obtained having a provenance of collection linked to a specific region of the borehole, which is scanned to obtain a 2D digital image that is segmented to pixels... Agent: Ingrain, Inc.
20130308832 - Systems, methods and computer program products for determining document validity: A method according to one embodiment includes performing optical character recognition (OCR) on an image of a first document; and at least one of: correcting OCR errors in the first document using at least one of textual information from a complementary document and predefined business rules; normalizing data from the... Agent: Kofax, Inc.
20130308834 - Authentication apparatus, authentication program, and authentication method: An authentication apparatus performs identity authentication by comparing and matching image information of a palm captured by a sensor unit with a preliminarily registered template. A surface information correcting unit corrects concavity/convexity of a palm surface for surface information that allows the concavity/convexity thereof to be evaluated. The surface information... Agent: Fujitsu Frontech Limited
20130308833 - Omnigene software system: A software system which employs a special set of simulated electrical circuits to generate user-specific textured and signature color images based on DNA, speech, fingerprint and retinal scans. The output of the system can be used in a variety of applications including easy visual identification of different types of gene... Agent:
20130308837 - Information processor, information processing method, and program: An information processor includes: a face direction detecting section detecting directions of a face from images in which said face of a subject to registration becoming a subject of registration is photographed; a peripheral direction determination processing section determining the images for which the directions of the face detected by... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130308835 - Mobile communication device with image recognition and method of operation therefor: A disclosed mobile communication device includes control logic, operatively coupled to a proximity detector, at least one camera, and to at least one transceiver. A method of operation includes capturing an image using the mobile communication device camera, in response to determining that the mobile communication device is within a... Agent: Motorola Mobility, Inc.
20130308836 - Photo image managing method and photo image managing system: A photo image managing method includes the following steps. Firstly, a face recognizing operation is performed to acquire at least one target face image contained in a photo image. Then, the target face image is compared with plural face images stored in a face database, and thus plural resembling face... Agent: Primax Electronics Ltd.
20130308838 - Efficient texture comparison: A scannable object is sensed and scanned. A map is constructed based on the scan results. The map is compared to one or more stored templates. Results of the comparison are provided. In some implementations, a secured processor may construct the map and may provide reduced resolution (and/or other versions... Agent: Apple Inc.
20130308840 - Chemical entity search, for a collaboration and content management system: A method of obtaining chemical or molecular compound information from a document is provided. The method includes applying optical structure recognition to a document and extracting compound structure information from data obtained by applying the optical structure recognition. The method includes applying a text search module to a main body... Agent: Targacept, Inc.
20130308842 - Computer-implemented platform for automated fluorescence imaging and kinetic analysis: Automatically selecting time traces from a fluorescence experiment, in one aspect, may include capturing results of the fluorescence experiment in a moving image; localizing sources of fluorescence in the moving image; producing time traces of each fluorescent source by monitoring fluorescence intensity of said localized sources in the moving image... Agent: Cornell University
20130308839 - Integration of medical software and advanced image processing: According to one embodiment, at least a portion of medical information of a patient is displayed within MRCS executed within a local device, the medical information including medical treatment history of the patient. At least a portion of the displayed medical information of the patient is transmitted to a medical... Agent: Terarecon, Inc.
20130308843 - Method and analysis system for the geometrical analysis of scan data from oral structures: The invention describes a method for the geometrical analysis of scan data (D) from oral structures, comprising the steps of selecting a number of parameterized tooth models (M) of desired tooth types according to the scan data (D) to be analyzed, whereby the parameterization is performed on the basis of... Agent: Straumann Holding Ag
20130308841 - Method and apparatus for image processing: An image processing method and apparatus includes receiving a transmission image as an input image, obtaining a threshold which is applied to noise removal, based on at least one image information from among information related to a pixel intensity of the input image and an edge map, and removes noise... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130308844 - Medical imaging device for providing an image representation supporting the accurate positioning of an invention device in vessel intervention procedures: A medical imaging device and a method for providing an image representation supporting inaccurate positioning of an intervention device in a vessel intervention procedure is proposed. Therein, an anatomy representation (AR) of a vessel region of interest and at least one angiogram X-ray image (RA) and a live fluoroscopy X-ray... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130308848 - Detection values processing apparatus: The invention relates to a detection values processing apparatus. Energy-dependent detection values are provided, which are indicative of polychromatic radiation (4) after having traversed an examination zone (5). The radiation is filtered by a filter (15) which comprises K-edge filter material. A component decomposition technique is applied to the detection... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130308845 - Emission computed tomography for guidance of sampling and therapeutic delivery: Treatment for a variety of diseases often requires guidance for the delivery of either a drug or radiation to the disease site. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) can provide three dimensional positioning of the location of positron emitting radioisotopes that can mark a disease site. However, the inversion of the raw... Agent: The Texas A&m University System
20130308846 - Method for teeth segmentation and alignment detection in cbct volume: A method of automatic tooth segmentation, the method executed at least in part on a computer system acquires volume image data for either or both upper and lower jaw regions of a patient and identifies image content for a specified jaw from the acquired volume image data. For the specified... Agent:
20130308850 - Object information acquiring apparatus: There is used an object information acquiring apparatus including a probe for electrically scanning an object in first direction and mechanically scanning in second direction intersecting with the first direction, a first delay-and-sum unit for operating a delay-and-sum on a received signal, a memory for storing a first delay-and-sum signal... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130308847 - Spectral imaging: A method includes analyzing a spectral projection image of a portion of a subject, generating a value quantifying an amount of a target specific contrast material in a region of interest of the spectral projection image, and generating a signal indicative of a presence of the target in response to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130308849 - Systems, methods and computer readable storage mediums storing instructions for 3d registration of medical images: Systems, methods and computer-readable storage mediums relate to processing to segment ultrasound images of an object. The processing may be based on three different planes. The processing may include applying a wavelet transform to image data in each plane to extract the texture features; and applying a trained support vector... Agent: Emory University
20130308851 - Irradiation field recognition: A method to extract irradiation field areas in an X-ray image represented by a digital signal representation comprising the steps of segmenting the image in multiple regions of pixels which have similar local image characteristics, fitting line segments to the boundaries of these regions whereby said line segments correspond with... Agent: Agfa Healthcare Nv
20130308854 - Image processing device and method, learning device and method, and program: There is provided an image processing device including a weight calculation unit that calculates a weight corresponding to each of a plurality of pixel values centering on a pixel of interest of an input image based on a feature amount calculated based on the plurality of pixel values centering on... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130308855 - Smile detection techniques: Techniques are disclosed that involve the detection of smiles from images. Such techniques may employ local-binary pattern (LBP) features and/or multi-layer perceptrons (MLP) based classifiers. Such techniques can be extensively used on various devices, including (but not limited to) camera phones, digital cameras, gaming devices, personal computing platforms, and other... Agent:
20130308852 - System and method for robust estimation of color dependent measurements: Methods, devices, and computer program products for robust estimation of color-dependent measurements are described herein. In one aspect, a method for generating a reference color grid that may be placed beside a color-dependent measuring device is disclosed. The reference color grid may contain a number of colors which enable a... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130308853 - System and method for synthesizing portrait sketch from a photo: The present invention discloses a system and method for synthesizing a portrait sketch from a photo. The method includes: dividing the photo into a set of photo patches; determining first matching information between each of the photo patches and training photo patches pre-divided from a set of training photos; determining... Agent:
20130308856 - Background detection as an optimization for gesture recognition: Methods and systems are provided allowing for background identification and gesture recognition in video images. A computer-implemented image processing method includes: receiving, using at least one processing circuit, a plurality of image frames of a video; constructing, using at least one processing circuit, a plurality of statistical models of the... Agent: Google Inc.
20130308857 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for compensating eye color defects: A red-eye detection and correction method comprises computing a first difference image based on a difference between red pixel intensity and green pixel intensity of a set of pixels (702). The set of pixels are associated with a first eye region of an image. The method further comprises processing the... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130308858 - Systems and methods for restoring color and non-color related integrity in an image: Methods and systems for restoring image integrity in an image are described. The described methods and systems are particularly applied against an image after determining whether the image has undergone at least one of a color mutation, a non-color mutation, or a combination of a color mutation and a non-color... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20130308859 - Image processing device: An image processing device having a brightness adjustment unit having a unit processing the brightness of each pixel and a frame buffer unfolding each brightness before and after processing, and a color adjustment unit having a unit processing the color of each pixel and a frame buffer unfolding each pixel... Agent:
20130308860 - Feature detection in numeric data:
20130308861 - Method and system for comparing images: A method for comparing a first image with a second image. The method identifies first keypoints in the first image and second keypoints in the second image and associates each first keypoint with a corresponding second keypoint to form a corresponding keypoint match. For each pair of first keypoints, the... Agent: Telecom Italia S.p.a.
20130308862 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable medium: An image processing apparatus includes an accepting unit, a recognizing unit, and a selecting unit. The accepting unit accepts character information about a character image in a character region in an image. The recognizing unit performs character recognition on the character image in the character region. The selecting unit selects... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130308863 - Method and device for implementing original handwriting, and electronic device: The present invention provides a method and device for implementing original handwriting trace, and an electronic device. The method comprises: continuously sampling handwriting trace in time order, and detecting location information and the actual stroke widths at the sampling points; for every two adjacent sampling points, determining the former point... Agent:
20130308864 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, computer program, and image display apparatus: There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image analysis unit to analyze image data, and a protagonist identification unit to identify a protagonist of an event including at least one set of image data. The protagonist identification unit identifies the protagonist of the event by using at least... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130308867 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes: a storage configured to store, for a plurality of areas in a target image, attributes and patterns associated with the attributes, each the attributes being assigned to each the plurality of areas, and each the pattern being created from areas having an identical attribute among... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130308865 - Information processing system, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium: An information processing system includes a business-card described information acquiring unit and an association unit. The business-card described information acquiring unit acquires business-card described information that is to be extracted from an image in which a document identification image with which a document is identifiable and an image of a... Agent: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
20130308866 - Method for estimating blur degree of image and method for evaluating image quality: A method for estimating blur degree of image and a method for evaluating image quality are revealed. First, an input image is transmitted to an image processing device for producing a synthesized blur image including a nonlinear image sensing function according to a pixel intensity distribution parameter of the input... Agent: National Chung Cheng University
20130308868 - Semantic parsing of objects in video: Methods, systems, and computer program products for parsing objects in a video are provided herein. A method includes producing a plurality of versions of an image of an object, wherein each version has a different resolution of said image of said object, and computing an appearance score at each of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130308869 - Method and device for correcting a shimming device: Disclosed in the present embodiments are a method and a device for correcting a shimming device. A phase image in a coronal plane direction of a phantom is used to make an estimation of a degree of symmetry of the phase image for each test position of the shimming device.... Agent:
20130308870 - Apparatus and method for correction of distortion in digital image data: An apparatus and method for correcting for distortion in distorted digital data for a distorted image to produce corrected digital data for a corrected image partitions the distorted digital data into a plurality of distorted data blocks. Each distorted data block is separately encoded into an encoded distorted data block.... Agent: Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
20130308871 - Method and system for image compression while encoding at least one extra bit: A method for encoding at least one extra bit in an image compression and decompression system. The method includes accessing an input image, and compressing the input image into a compressed image using an encoder system, wherein said encoding system implements an algorithm for encoding at least one extra bit.... Agent: Nvidia Corporation
20130308872 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for compression and decompression of an image dataset: A method for compression and/or decompression of bio-medical images such as DNA sequencing images is provided. The method comprises regeneration of a complete image using multiple distribution functions generated on the fly. The compression ratio achieved is in the order of 10 to 20 times, and is near lossless with... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.
20130308873 - Apparatus and method for smoothing random event data obtained from a positron emission tomography scanner: A method and apparatus for smoothing random event data obtained from a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner. The method includes obtaining initial random event data u(s, φ, t=0)=u0(s, φ), corresponding to t=0, calculating second-order central differences uss, uφφ with respect to s, φ, calculating a gradient ut, using ut=2(uss+uφφ)−λ(u−u0), where... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130308874 - Systems and methods for providing improved data communication: Systems and methods for communicating by a computing device over a communication network are disclosed. The computing device can receive, by a processor in the computing device, image data, apply, by the processor, a low-pass filter associated with a predetermined parameter on at least a portion of the image data... Agent:
20130308876 - Process and apparatus for data registration: The present invention relates to a process of bringing first (30) and second (32) data sets into registration or conformity with each other by electronic methods. Each of the first and second data sets (30, 32) is a representation of a particular physical object. The process comprises having a plurality... Agent: Blackford Analysis Limited
20130308875 - System and method for producing synthetic golden template image for vision system inspection of multi-layer patterns: A system and method for generating golden template images in a vision system to inspect an acquired runtime image of an object with a multi-layer printed pattern is provided. The system and method performs a registration process on runtime images using registration models each trained on respective canonical layer mask... Agent: Cognex Corporation
20130308877 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, computer program for processing images, and recording medium: An image processing device that, even when a degradation model differs from a real degradation process of an obtained low-resolution image, generates a high-resolution image while restricting noises from occurring due to differences between the degradation model and the real degradation process. The image processing device includes: an enlargement interpolation... Agent:11/14/2013 > 88 patent applications in 41 patent subcategories.
20130301871 - Architectures and methods for creating and representing time-dependent imagery: The present invention pertains to geographical image processing of time-dependent imagery. Various assets acquired at different times are stored and processing according to acquisition date in order to generate one or more image tiles for a geographical region of interest. The different image tiles are sorted based on asset acquisition... Agent:
20130301870 - Embedding visual information in a two-dimensional bar code: A two dimensional barcode containing encoded information can be embedded with an image with a high visual quality. The encoded information within the barcode is meaningful to machines, while the image is meaningful to humans. The two dimensional barcode embedded with the image is designed such that machines can decode... Agent:
20130301869 - Forensic marking apparatus and method for real-time content service: A forensic marking apparatus includes a preprocessing unit configured to selectively perform preprocessing for forensic processing on content to be provided to a user terminal; and a forensic processing unit configured to perform forensic marking on the content by combining content files preprocessed by the preprocessing unit or perform the... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130301872 - Hardware-enforced, always-on insertion of a watermark in a video processing path: A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for inserting a watermark in a media program is described. In an exemplary embodiment, the method comprises the steps of receiving data comprising the media program in the receiver disposed at a subscriber station, generating a watermark, the watermark generated... Agent:
20130301875 - Augmented reality virtual automotive x-ray having service information: A tool for providing a user with information on a particular object related to a position and an orientation of the tool with respect to the object includes an image capturing device configured to capture an image of the object. The tool further includes a position and orientation sensor configured... Agent:
20130301873 - Ballot adjudication in voting systems utilizing ballot images: Methods, systems, and devices are described for adjudicating votes made on voter-marked paper ballots. Voter-marked paper ballots may be scanned to obtain optical image data of the voter-marked paper ballots. The optical image may be analyzed to determine the votes contained in the ballot for tabulation purposes. One or more... Agent: Dominion Voting Systems, Inc.
20130301880 - Displacement detection apparatus and method: A displacement detection method includes the steps of: capturing a first frame and a second frame; selecting a first block with a predetermined size in the first frame and selecting a second block with the predetermined size in the second frame; determining a displacement according to the first block and... Agent:
20130301881 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: There is provided an image processing apparatus including a dynamic body detecting unit for detecting a dynamic body contained in a moving image, a dynamic body region setting unit for, during a predetermined time from a time point the dynamic body is detected by the dynamic body detecting unit, setting... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130301877 - Image reading out control apparatus, image reading out control method thereof and storage medium: An image reading out control apparatus comprises: a detection unit configured to detect an object on an image captured by an image capturing unit; and a control unit configured to control an interval to extract images of a region including the object from the image capturing unit, according to the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130301874 - Method and system for realtime de-duplication of objects in an entity-relationship graph: Method, system, and programs for realtime de-duplication of objects. A received object is hashed to generate a hashed object, which is then used to generate a query for an inverted index. Candidate matching objects are determined based on the query of the inverted index. From the candidate matching objects, a... Agent: Yahoo! Inc.
20130301879 - Operating a computing device by detecting rounded objects in an image: A method is disclosed for operating a computing device. One or more images of a scene captured by an image capturing device of the computing device is processed. The scene includes an object of interest that is in motion and that has a rounded shape. The one or more images... Agent: Orbotix, Inc.
20130301882 - Orientation state estimation device and orientation state estimation method: Disclosed is an orientation state estimation device capable of estimating with high accuracy the orientation state of a jointed body. An orientation state estimation device (100) estimates the orientation state of a body on the basis of image data of the body having multiple parts connected by joints. The device... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130301878 - System and method of book leaf tracking: A method of book leaf tracking comprises receiving a video image comprising a book, estimating the current position and orientation of the book within the video image in response to a fiduciary marker of the book visible in the image,estimating the visibility of one or more predetermined features of the... Agent: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited
20130301876 - Video analysis: A method (200) and an object analyzer (104) for analyzing objects in images captured by a monitoring camera (100) uses a first and a second sequence of image frames, wherein the first sequence of image frames covers a first image area (300) and has a first image resolution, and the... Agent: Axis Ab
20130301883 - Remote approval of print: Systems and methods for providing remote approval of an image for printing are provided. One system includes a processing circuit in communication with an image capturing device that is configured to capture an image of a printed product. The processing circuit is configured to process the captured image into a... Agent:
20130301886 - Authentication card, authentication system, guidance method, and program: The present invention is an authentication card having: an imaging means that images the face of a person to be authenticated; and a guidance means that performs guidance that leads the person to be authenticated in a manner so that it is possible to capture an image from which at... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130301885 - Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method: An image including a face is input (S201), a plurality of local features are detected from the input image, a region of a face in the image is specified using the plurality of detected local features (S202), and an expression of the face is determined on the basis of differences... Agent:
20130301884 - System and method for assisted maintenance in a gaming machine using a mobile device: A gaming system is disclosed for enabling a technician to open a door of a gaming machine without needing a physical key having a biometric controlled door lock. The system comprising: one or more gaming machines each having a door, a server connected to the one or more gaming machines... Agent: Bally Gaming, Inc.
20130301887 - Latent fingerprint detectors and fingerprint scanners therefrom: This document relates to systems and method for latent fingerprint detection using specular reflection (glare). An exemplary system may include a light source alignment portion configured to align a light source at an illumination angle relative to a sample surface such that the light source illuminates a sample surface so... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation
20130301888 - Methods and compositions for base calling nucleic acids: The invention provides methods and compositions, including, without limitation, algorithms, computer readable media, computer programs, apparatus, and systems for determining the identity of nucleic acids in nucleotide sequences using, for example, data obtained from sequencing by synthesis methods. The methods of the invention include correcting one or more phenomena that... Agent:
20130301889 - Optimal, user-friendly, object background separation: A method of identifying an object of interest can comprise obtaining first samples of an intensity distribution of one or more object of interest, obtaining second samples of an intensity distribution of confounder objects, transforming the first and second samples into an appropriate first space, performing dimension reduction on the... Agent: University Of Iowa Research Foundation
20130301895 - Automatic refernce selection for registration of medical imaging time series: A reference selection method includes receiving a plurality of volumes imaging an object of interest (211), determining a plurality of features of the plurality of volumes (212), receiving a set of weak learners for determining a threshold and polarity separating positive and negative features of the plurality of features (213),... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130301893 - Contour delineation for radiation therapy planning with real-time contour segment impact rendering: A contouring module (22, 24) iteratively adjusts contours delineating a radiation target region and risk regions in a planning image. An intensity modulation optimization module (30) generates a radiation therapy plan conforming with dosage or dosage constraints (26) for the radiation target region and the risk regions delineated by the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130301894 - Ct image reconstruction in the extended field of view: A method is disclosed for the reconstruction of image data of an object under examination from measured data, wherein the measured data has been acquired during a relative rotational movement between a radiation source of a computed tomography system and the object under examination. A delimited area between the radiation... Agent:
20130301896 - Efficient point spread function model for multi-channel collimator in photon imaging including extra-geometric photons: The point spread function of a multi-channel collimator is modeled in photon imaging. The geometric aperture used in the point spread function is expanded to account for penetration, scattering, and/or imperfections of the collimator. The aperture is broadened using a weight that is a function of the distance of the... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130301892 - Metallic object mr imaging quality control system: A system assesses quality of an image of human anatomical components in the presence of a metallic object. The system comprises an image processor for selecting an imaging protocol to use in imaging a test unit in response to data indicating a metal type employed in the test unit. The... Agent: Siemesn Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130301891 - Method and apparatus for generating magnetic resonance image: A method of generating a magnetic resonance image includes: generating pieces of first interpolation data by interpolating pieces of data obtained from each of the plurality of coils; generating pieces of weighted data by weighting the pieces of first interpolation data with respect to a plurality of frequency bands; and... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130301890 - Method and system for lossy compression and decompression of computed tomography data: A compressor and decompressor for CT scanner data first performs a lossless compression of individual CT sample value. After this compression, the compression ratio CR is calculated. This is compared to a target compression ratio. If the target compression ratio is larger or equal than the achieved compression ratio, and... Agent:
20130301897 - Method of deformable motion correction and image registration in x-ray stent imaging: A method (100) that provides image processing of X-ray images that is particularly effective for the alignment of stent images and that, ultimately, provides stent image quality enhancement.... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130301900 - Information processing system, information processing method, information processing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium storing control program therefor: This invention relates to an information processing apparatus which assists diagnosis based on a tissue sample image obtained by staining and capturing a tissue. The information processing apparatus receives and analyzes lower magnification image data among a plurality of image data obtained at different magnifications for an area image selected... Agent: Nec Corporation
20130301898 - Method and apparatus for image scoring and analysis: Methods and systems for image scoring and analysis are provided. Scored and analyzed images may include digital pathology images. Image scoring and analysis methods may include techniques to identify nuclei and determine membrane staining extent through the use of a priori models. Image scoring and analysis methods may include techniques... Agent:
20130301899 - Methods of chromogen separation-based image analysis: Methods for chromogen separation-based image analysis are provided, with such methods being directed to quantitative video-microscopy techniques in cellular biology and pathology applications.... Agent: Tripath Imaging, Inc.
20130301901 - System and method for estimating a quantity of a blood component in a fluid canister: A variation of a method for estimating a quantity of a blood component in a fluid canister includes: within an image of a canister, identifying a reference marker on the canister; selecting an area of the image based on the reference marker; correlating a portion of the selected area with... Agent: Gauss Surgical
20130301902 - System and method of distributed processing for machine-vision analysis: A computer-implemented method for designating a portion of a machine-vision analysis to be performed on a worker. A set of machine-vision algorithms is obtained for analyzing a digital image of a product. An overall time estimate is determined that represents the processing time to analyze the digital image using the... Agent:
20130301903 - Method of inspecting wafer: A method of inspecting a wafer includes performing a fabricating process on a wafer, irradiating broadband light on the wafer, such that the light is reflected from the wafer, generating a spectral cube by using the light reflected from the wafer, extracting a spectrum of a desired wafer inspection region... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130301904 - Visual inspection apparatus: A visual inspection apparatus photographs an inspection object using a camera to determine whether the inspection object is defective, and comprises: a stage part on which an inspection object is seated; a camera part including a lens and an image detection part, wherein the camera part photographs an image of... Agent: Mirtec Co., Ltd
20130301907 - Apparatus and method for processing 3d information: An apparatus and method for processing three-dimensional (3D) information is described. The 3D information processing apparatus may measure first depth information of an object using a sensor apparatus such as a depth camera, may estimate a foreground depth of the object, a background depth of a background, and a degree... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130301906 - Apparatus and method for reconstructing three dimensional faces based on multiple cameras: Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for reconstructing a three-dimensional (3D) face based on multiple cameras. The apparatus includes a multi-image analysis unit, a texture image separation unit, a reconstruction image automatic synchronization unit, a 3D appearance reconstruction unit, and a texture processing unit. The multi-image analysis unit determines... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130301908 - Method and apparatus for acquiring geometry of specular object based on depth sensor: A method of acquiring geometry of a specular object is provided. Based on a single-view depth image, the method may include receiving an input of a depth image, estimating a missing depth value based on connectivity with a neighboring value in a local area of the depth image, and correcting... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130301905 - System and method for determining an orientation and position of an object: A system includes a computation device having an input module adapted to receive data defining a single two dimensional image, an image analyzing module configured to receive the data and analyze the single two dimensional image to determine a two dimensional orientation representative of a three dimensional orientation and position,... Agent:
20130301909 - Three-dimensional shape measurement method and three-dimensional shape measurement device: This three-dimensional shape measurement method comprises: a projection step for projecting an interference fringe pattern (F) having a single spatial frequency (fi) onto an object surface; a recording step for recording the pattern (F) as a digital hologram; and a measurement step for generating a plurality of reconstructed images having... Agent: University Of Hyogo
20130301910 - Extracting object edges from images: A computer system may elicit from a human observer ground truth data useful in automatically detecting one or more features in images. The elicitation may include presenting an image to a human observer that has a visual indicator in an image, the visual indicator indicating having a location and orientation... Agent: University Of Southern California
20130301911 - Apparatus and method for detecting body parts: Provided is an apparatus and method for detecting body parts, the method including identifying a group of sub-images relevant to a body part in an image to be detected, assigning a reliability coefficient for the body part to the sub-images in the group of sub-images based on a basic vision... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20130301912 - Image enhancement using modulation strength map and modulation kernel: An image enhancement system may generate a net signed fractional modulation value at each location in an image using a modulation strength map (MSM) in combination with a modulation kernel F(θ). The system may scale an image value at each location using the net signed fractional modulation value at each... Agent: University Of Southern California
20130301914 - Method and system for image feature extraction: Image feature extraction includes extracting an cutout image that includes an object from an original image; filling borders of the cutout image with a single color as a background to generate a minimum square image; resizing the minimum square image into a resized square image having a first predetermined size;... Agent:
20130301913 - Selecting metrics for substrate classification: Methods for selecting metrics for substrate classification, and apparatus to perform such methods. The methods include determining a value of a metric from an image of a substrate sample for each substrate sample of a plurality of substrate samples, wherein the metric is indicative of a surface texture of each... Agent:
20130301917 - Image processing method and apparatus: An image processing technique includes acquiring a main image of a scene and determining one or more facial regions in the main image. The facial regions are analysed to determine if any of the facial regions includes a defect. A sequence of relatively low resolution images nominally of the same... Agent: Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
20130301916 - Image recognition of content: Techniques are described to employ image recognition techniques to content. In an implementation, one or more images are identified in content using a signature derived from the one or more images. Metadata associated with the content is then supplemented based on the identified one or more images.... Agent:
20130301915 - Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to measure geographical features using an image of a geographical location: Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to measure geographical features using an image of a geographical location are disclosed. An example method includes identifying first features of a first open market from a first image of a first geographic area, identifying second features of a second image of a second... Agent:
20130301918 - System, platform, application and method for automated video foreground and/or background replacement: A system, platform, application and method are provided to enable automated video and image background segmentation and replacement, wherein the platform includes a video background segmentation and replacement module including a segmentation and replacement engine and engine processing script(s); a program interface for allowing data provision to the segmentation and... Agent: Videostir Ltd.
20130301920 - Method for processing optical character recognizer output: A method, a system, and a computer program product for processing the output of an OCR are disclosed. The system receives a first character sequence from the OCR. A first set of characters from the first character sequence are converted to a corresponding second set of characters to generate a... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130301919 - Selection features for image content: A method for serving content based on a selection feature for a campaign includes receiving an image associated with particular content and analyzing the image content of the image to derive a selection feature from the image. The selection feature is descriptive of image content. The method further includes identifying... Agent: Google Inc.
20130301922 - Data processing system, data processing method, and storage medium: According to one embodiment, a data processing system includes a touchscreen display, a recorder, and a processor. The recorder is configured to record a plurality of stroke data indicating loci handwritten on the touchscreen display and times respectively. The processor is configured to execute data processing using a first time... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130301921 - Electronic device and handwritten document search method: According to one embodiment, a device includes a search module configured to search handwriting information stored in a storage medium for a first handwriting information part whose degree of a similarity with a specific handwriting information part specified as a search key is greater than or equal to a reference... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130301923 - Accessory for attenuated total internal reflectance (atr) spectroscopy: An accessory for use with a microscope arranged to carry out ATR measurements has a support (40) which can be mounted on the moveable stage (20) of the microscope. A mounting (100) for an ATR crystal is carried on the support. The mounting (100) is preferably pivotally mounted on the... Agent:
20130301924 - Method of out-of-band correction for multispectral remote sensing: A method of image processing. A band-averaged spectral radiance is measured using at least one optical filter upon scanning a plurality of original radiances. The measured band-averaged spectral radiance includes a measured in-band-averaged spectral radiance and a measured band-gap-averaged spectral radiance. A multispectral radiance vector is generated from the measured... Agent:
20130301926 - Computer vision based tracking of a hand: A system and method for computer vision based tracking of a hand may include receiving a sequence of images, the images including at least one object having a shape of a hand. A first selected feature is tracked from within the hand shaped object. Shape recognition algorithms are applied at... Agent:
20130301925 - Image processing device, display control method and program: There is provided an image processing device including an input image acquisition portion that acquires an input image, a past image acquisition portion that acquires a past image of a photographic subject in the input image, a mode selection portion that selects one of modes, using the input image, from... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130301927 - Method of identifying anomalies in images: A method of identifying anomalies in images produced using an imaging device (70). The method comprises receiving (10), (12) first and second pluralities of candidate anomalies, the candidate anomalies being identified in subsequent images produced with an imaging device. A constellation match (14), (16), (18), (19) is carried out between... Agent: Optos PLC
20130301928 - Shift vector reliability determining apparatus and method: An apparatus for determining the reliability of shift vectors between two images comprises an image compensation unit for compensating local shifts between a first image and a second image and to obtain a compensated second image. A similarity estimation unit is provided for determining a similarity information by determining one... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130301929 - Method and device for measuring geometric characteristic of object: A measuring device has a first, second and third references, which correspond to a first, second and third edges of a target object. A geometric characteristic of the target object is estimated by acquiring an image of the measuring device and the target object, extracting comparative length information from the... Agent:
20130301930 - Hardware coprocessor for stripe-based interest point detection: A hardware coprocessor architecture calculates the Difference-of-Gaussian (DoG) pyramid of an input image and extracts from this the interest points to be used in several image detection algorithms. Advantages of the architecture include the possibility to process the image by stripes, namely by blocks having one dimension coincident with the... Agent:
20130301931 - Robust and efficient image identification: Apparatus for matching a query image against a catalog of images, comprises: a feature extraction unit operative for extracting principle features from said query image; a relationship unit operative for establishing relationships between a given principle feature and other features in the image, and adding said relationships as relationship information... Agent:
20130301932 - Method and apparatus for obtaining a symmetry invariant descriptor from a visual patch of an image: The present invention concerns a method for deriving from an arbitrary local image descriptor a descriptor that is invariant under arbitrary mirror symmetries. For a point of interest, pi, for which the descriptor is to be determined a direction, ODi is determined. The local patch from which the descriptor is... Agent: Ltu Technologies
20130301933 - Method and device for generating a super-resolution version of a low resolution input data structure: The invention relates to an improved robustness in upscaling the resolution of regularly sampled multi-dimensional signals, where a single low-resolution signal is available. These methods are referred to as example-based super-resolution or single-image super-resolution. A method for super-resolving a single image comprises three stages. First, an interpolation-based up-scaling of the... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130301937 - Comparison method and comparator for graphic comparison of targets: A method, a data network arrangement and a computer program product by which a comparator can be implemented in a data network. The user of the comparator stores his evaluation of the properties included in the targets to be evaluated in a database in the server in the data network... Agent: Zef Solutions Oy
20130301934 - Determining image-based product from digital image collection: A method of making an image-based product includes providing an image collection having a plurality of digital images, each digital image having an image type; providing one or more image-type distributions, each image-type distribution corresponding to a theme and including a distribution of image types related to the theme; using... Agent:
20130301935 - Method and apparatus of identifying similar images: A user may submit an image and request from a server one or more images that are similar to the submitted image. The server may generate an image signature based on the content of the submitted image. The server may conduct a Hash operation to the image signature to generate... Agent: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
20130301936 - Validation template for valuable media of multiple classes: A technique for use in automatic validation of a media item involves accessing a template that comprises multiple one-class classifiers, each corresponding to one of multiple classes to which the media item might belong, and then applying each of the one-class classifiers to an image of the media item to... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20130301938 - Human photo search system: A human photo search system is provided. A user can search for a human photo using a canvas interactive interface on a user device, such as a touch panel or a computer. The user composes his/her impression of a desired photo on a query canvas to generate query semantics, which... Agent: National Taiwan University
20130301939 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: There is provided an information processing apparatus, including an event information analyzing section which analyzes event information related to an event in which a person participates, a person image group analyzing section which analyzes, for the person participating in the event, a person image group including one or a plurality... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130301940 - Method for image data compression of image block: A method for image data compression of a to-be-encoded image block includes: determining one of a plurality of preset encoding modes as an encoding mode based upon attributes of pixels of the to-be-encoded image block; and compressing image data of the to-be-encoded image block according to the encoding mode thus... Agent: Ili Technology Corporation
20130301944 - Entropy coding method using an index mapping table, and image-encoding/decoding apparatus and method using said entropy coding method: Disclosed is an entropy coding method using an index mapping table, and an apparatus using the method. An imagedecoding method comprises: a step of mapping an inputted codeword to a code number with reference to an inverse codeword mapping table, and calculating the mapped code number in a table index;... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20130301943 - Image encoding method and image encoding apparatus: An image encoding method of encoding units that are included in a picture is provided. The image encoding method generates a first flag which indicates whether or not a removal time of encoded data from a buffer by a hypothetical decoder is set per unit. The buffer is for storing... Agent:
20130301941 - Image processing device and method: In the event that the optimal intra prediction mode is mode 0, adjacent pixels to be used for prediction of the current block are pixels A0, A1, A2, and A3. According to these pixels and a 6-tap FIR filter, pixels a−0.5, a+0.5, and so on with ½ pixel precision are... Agent:
20130301942 - Image processing device and method:
20130301945 - Image quality control techniques: A technique for controlling the quality of one or more compressed images. The technique allows, for example, the selection of a target quality metric(s) and the compression of the image(s) such the compressed image(s) meets the metric(s). Alternatively, a target quality metric can be specified, and the image(s) compressed using... Agent:
20130301946 - Encoding and decoding based on blending of sequences of samples along time: Computer processor hardware receives image data specifying element settings for each image of multiple original images in a sequence. The computer processor hardware analyzes the element settings across the multiple original images. The computer processor hardware then utilizes the element settings of the multiple original images in the sequence to... Agent:
20130301948 - Masking tool: A system for controlling effects performed on an image includes a digital camera having a display that displays the image. Masking tools position graphical representations on the display to define a portion of the image that is altered when the effects are subsequently applied to the image. The several masking... Agent:
20130301947 - Method and system for applying cosmetic and/or accessorial enhancements to digital images: A method for a creating a virtual makeover includes inputting an initial digital Image into and initiating a virtual makeover at a local processor. Instructions are transmitted from the main server to the local processor. Positions of facial features are isolated within the digital image at the local processor. Facial... Agent:
20130301949 - Image enhancement apparatus and method: An image enhancement apparatus for enhancing an input image of a sequence of input images of at least a first view and obtaining an enhanced output image of at least said first view comprises an unsharp masking unit configured to enhance the sharpness of the input image, a motion compensation... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130301951 - Method and apparatus for removing image noise: Provided are a method and apparatus for removing image noise. The method includes: separating an input image signal into a signal component and a noise component; converting the noise component into a decorrelated noise component that is spatiotemporally decorrelated from neighboring pixels; and generating an image signal by adding the... Agent:
20130301950 - Multiplierless coprocessor for difference of gaussian (dog) calculation: A hardware architecture is applied to the calculation of a Difference-of-Gaussian filter, which is typically employed in image processing algorithms. The architecture has a modular structure to easily allow the matching of the desired delay/area ratio as well as a high computational accuracy. A new solution is provided for the... Agent:
20130301952 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for alignment of frames: In an example embodiment a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes accessing feature points in a first frame of a content, and aligning a second frame to the first frame based on determining a transformation matrix between the second frame and the first frame based... Agent: Nokia Corporation
20130301953 - Rotatable object system for visual communication and analysis: Visually defining terminology in a paragraph by invoking a multi-media viewer to rotate a subject-object and zoom-in on the associated feature in response to clicking on the terminology; higher resolution, or a different image capture technique is then overlaid. Viewer re-positions near terminology clicked. Clicking on a feature answers a... Agent:
20130301954 - Charged particle beam device, and image analysis device: In a scanning electron microscope, if a failure is caused to occur in a SEM image by the influence of a disturbance such as magnetic field or vibration inside and from outside the device, the cause is identified simply and accurately using this SEM image. There is provided a measurement... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130301956 - Image distribution apparatus and image distribution method: The present invention enables image distribution while maintaining privacy, using a simple configuration. An image distribution apparatus which distributes image data to which location information has been added stores information specifying an inhibited area concerning the location information and determines whether or not a location indicated by the location information... Agent:
20130301955 - Information processing device: An information processing device includes: a characteristics information storing means for storing analysis characteristics information representing performance of each analysis method, and media characteristics information representing performance of each method of input of media data; a QoS calculating unit for calculating response performance and analysis accuracy when executing an analysis... Agent: Nec Corporation11/07/2013 > 70 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.
20130294641 - Multiple transform utilization and application for secure digital watermarking: Multiple transform utilization and applications for secure digital watermarking In one embodiment of the present invention, digital blocks in digital information to be protected are transformed into the frequency domain using a fast Fourier transform. A plurality of frequencies and associated amplitudes are identified for each of the transformed digital... Agent:
20130294642 - Augmenting video with facial recognition: A video segment including interactive links to information about an actor appearing in the segment may be prepared in an automatic or semi-automatic process. A computer may detect an actor's face appearing in a frame of digital video data by processing the video file with a facial detection algorithm. A... Agent: Hulu LLC
20130294650 - Image generation device: An image generation device includes: an object information obtaining unit which obtains a location of an object; an image information obtaining unit which obtains images captured from a moving object and locations of the moving object of a time when the respective images are captured; a traveling direction obtaining unit... Agent:
20130294648 - Intuitive computing methods and systems: A smart phone senses audio, imagery, and/or other stimulus from a user's environment, and acts autonomously to fulfill inferred or anticipated user desires. In one aspect, the detailed technology concerns phone-based cognition of a scene viewed by the phone's camera. The image processing tasks applied to the scene can be... Agent:
20130294645 - Method and apparatus for single-particle localization using wavelet analysis: Accurate localization of isolated particles is important in single particle based super-resolution microscopy. It allows the imaging of biological samples with nanometer-scale resolution using a simple fluorescence microscopy setup. Nevertheless, conventional techniques for localizing single particles can take minutes to hours of computation time because they require up to a... Agent:
20130294646 - Method and system for analyzing interactions: Techniques are provided for tracking different types of subjects and labeling the tracks according to subject type. In an implementation, the tracking includes tracking first and second subject types using video, and also tracking subjects of the first type using Wi-Fi tags provided to the subjects of the first type.... Agent:
20130294649 - Mobile image search and indexing system and method: A computer-implemented system and method are described for image searching and image indexing that may be incorporated in a mobile device that is part of an object identification system. A computer-implemented system and method relating to a MISIS client and MISIS server that may be associated with mobile pointing and... Agent:
20130294651 - System and method for gesture recognition: A system and method for gesture spotting and recognition are provided. Systems and methods are also provided employing Hidden Markov Models (HMM) and geometrical feature distributions of a hand trajectory of a user to achieve adaptive gesture recognition. The system and method provide for acquiring a sequence of input images... Agent: Thomson Licensing
20130294644 - System and method for repairing composite parts: A composite repair system and method for assisting in the repair of a cured composite part in which a damaged portion has been cut out and removed, exposing a plurality of composite plies and their cut edges, which are then taper sanded to expose a plurality of taper-sanded surfaces and... Agent: Spirit Aerosystems, Inc.
20130294643 - Tire detection for accurate vehicle speed estimation: In some aspects of the present application, a computer-implemented method for determining the speed of a motor vehicle in a vehicle speed detection system is disclosed. The method can include receiving a plurality of images of a motor vehicle traveling on a road, each of the images being separated in... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130294647 - Visual monitoring: Systems, methods, and computer program products for monitoring events. For example, a system for monitoring events, may comprise reporting and alerting tools operable to determine one or more values of one or more parameters associated with events, to attempt to match one or more accessible images to the one or... Agent: Enforcive Systems Ltd
20130294652 - License plate character segmentation using likelihood maximization: A method determines a license plate layout configuration. The method includes generating at least one model representing a license plate layout configuration. The generating includes segmenting training images each defining a license plate to extract characters and logos from the training images. The segmenting includes calculating values corresponding to parameters... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130294653 - Methods and systems for optimized parameter selection in automated license plate recognition: A system and method for automatically recognizing license plate information, the method comprising receiving an image of a license plate, and generating a plurality of image processing data sets, wherein each image processing data set of the plurality of image processing data sets is associated with a score of a... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130294654 - Robust character segmentation for license plate images: A method and system for achieving accurate segmentation of characters with respect to a license plate image within a tight bounding box image. A vehicle image can be captured by an image capturing unit and processed utilizing an ALPR unit. A vertical projection histogram can be calculated to produce an... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130294655 - Method and system for detecting matrix-based motion including frequency transform and filtering: A method and system for detecting motion are provided. The method includes: generating a time domain matrix including vectors corresponding to variation of pixel values as elements of the time domain matrix, of a video image including a plurality of frames; generating a motion matrix from which a low frequency... Agent: Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.
20130294656 - Seed holding device and seed classification system with seed holding device: A seed classification system is provided. The seed classification system includes a seed holding device and a seed spectral analysis system. The seed holding device includes a top surface and a plurality of wells disposed in the top surface. The plurality of wells are configured to hold a plurality of... Agent:
20130294657 - Computer based location identification using images: In the field of mobile computing, a user of a mobile device takes a picture of a nearby landmark or building or street and transmits that picture via his device's wireless link to a remote server. The server has the capability of identifying the location from the photo by matching... Agent:
20130294658 - Apparatus and method for acquiring biometric information: A biometric information acquisition apparatus acquires biometric information to be used for verification. The biometric information acquisition apparatus includes a blood flow increasing unit, a biometric information acquiring unit, a feature amount evaluating unit, and a reacquisition determining unit. The blood flow increasing unit increases blood flow of an object... Agent:
20130294659 - Methods for performing biometric recognition of a human eye and corroboration of same: A method of biometric recognition is provided. Multiple images of the face or other non-iris image and iris of an individual are acquired. If the multiple images are determined to form an expected sequence of images, the face and iris images are associated together. A single camera preferably acquires both... Agent:
20130294661 - Authorizing the use of a biometric card: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and method for authorizing the use of a biometric transaction card. Specifically, embodiments of the present invention provide a biometric card having a biometric sensor to determine whether the biometric information (fingerprint) is from human skin. In a typical embodiment, the cardholder... Agent:
20130294660 - Electronic device including finger sensor having orientation based authentication and related methods: An electronic device may include a housing, and a finger sensor carried by the housing to sense a user's finger placement at different rotational angles. The electronic device may also include an orientation sensor carried by the housing to sense an orientation thereof, and a processor coupled to the finger... Agent: Authentec, Inc.
20130294662 - Finger biometric sensing device including drive signal nulling circuitry and related methods: A finger biometric sensing device may include drive circuitry capable of generating a drive signal and an array of finger biometric sensing pixel electrodes cooperating with the drive circuitry and capable of generating a detected signal based upon placement of a finger adjacent the array of finger biometric sensing pixel... Agent:
20130294663 - Multi-resolutional texture analysis fingerprint liveness systems and methods: Various systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer-readable mediums are provided for fingerprint liveness detection. In one embodiment, a method for determining fingerprint liveness is provided that comprises receiving a plurality of image analysis data of a fingerprint image; condensing the plurality of image analysis data; and determining liveness of... Agent:
20130294664 - Visual indexing system for medical diagnostic data: The present invention is a system and method for visually indexing medical data about a patient by generating an image for presentation to a user depicting a subset of the patient's body parts, with body parts having associated diagnostic data highlighted. A user may then select a highlighted body part... Agent: Axon Medical Technologies Corp.
20130294670 - Apparatus and method for generating image in positron emission tomography: A method and apparatus generate an image in positron emission tomography (PET). The method and apparatus are configured to divide detected signals into sections at time intervals. The detected signals are emitted from tracers introduced into a target. The method and apparatus are also configured to generate unit signals for... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130294665 - Component frame enhancement for spatial compounding in ultrasound imaging: Steered spatial compounding is provided in ultrasound imaging. Component frames of data associated with different spatial response are processed to identify different sources of signals. Matched filtering and/or spatial variance with erosion distinguish between sources of signals, such as distinguishing between (1) anatomical structure and (2) soft tissue and/or noise.... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.
20130294673 - Data processor and radiation tomography apparatus provided with the same: Provided is a data processor used for imaging a plurality of subjects collectively. In the data processor, trimming is automatically performed to spatial data containing data on three-dimensional information for enhancing working efficiencies of experiments. Specifically, data on the subjects contained in the spatial data is divided into individual divisional... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20130294667 - Method and system for pericardium based model fusion of pre-operative and intra-operative image data for cardiac interventions: A method and system for model based fusion pre-operative image data, such as computed tomography (CT), and intra-operative C-arm CT is disclosed. A first pericardium model is segmented in the pre-operative image data and a second pericardium model is segmented in a C-arm CT volume. A deformation field is estimated... Agent: Siemens Corporation
20130294671 - Method of extracting contour of tomogram, and computer-readable storage medium and apparatus therefor: Contour information is extracted from nuclear medicine projection data on a subject not subjected to a scattering correction and an absorption correction by performing a pixel value binarization processing based on a threshold scheme. If necessary, an interpolation processing is performed before reconstructing an image through an image reconstruction processing.... Agent: National Cerebral And Cardiovascular Center
20130294672 - Perfusion imaging: A method includes determining a plausibility of one or more perfusion parameter maps generated based on perfusion image data and correcting at least one of the perfusion parameter maps when the plausibility for the at least one perfusion parameter map does not satisfy pre-set perfusion parameter plausibility criteria.... Agent:
20130294669 - Spatial-spectral analysis by augmented modeling of 3d image appearance characteristics with application to radio frequency tagged cardiovascular magnetic resonance: A computer aided image processing system and automated method to improve tagged magnetic resonance image data through modeling and analyzing the magnetic resonance image data using a linear combination of discrete Gaussians model and using a Markov-Gibbs random field model. The processed magnetic resonance images include reduced noise associated with... Agent: University Of Louisville Research Foundation, Inc.
20130294668 - System and method for creating a customized anatomical model of an eye: A system and method for creating a line recognition template that replicates an object is provided for use as a control reference during ophthalmic surgery on the object. Creation of the template first requires aligning a plurality of reference points along a central “z” axis, with anatomically measured lengths (Δ“z”n)... Agent:
20130294666 - Three-dimensional x-ray imaging techniques and devices: Embodiments of a system, device, and method used in connection with the capture, processing, and display of radiographic images for use in a three-dimensional radiographic image representation are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a digital x-ray unit is arranged to provide transmission of x-ray energy at a series of... Agent:
20130294674 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and storage medium: An image processing apparatus includes: a subtraction unit that generates subtraction images constituted by a plurality of frames from X-ray images of an object acquired before and after injecting a radiopaque dye; an evaluation unit that calculates evaluation values indicating states of the injection of the radiopaque dye for the... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130294675 - Automatic segmentation and characterization of cellular motion: The present techniques provide for the evaluation of cellular motion and/or cellular properties based on an analysis of motion for cluster of cells. In an exemplary technique, images of cells are acquired and the image is segmented into clusters. Motion data for each respective cluster is derived from the segmented... Agent: General Electric Company
20130294676 - Diagnostic and prognostic histopathology system using morphometric indices: Determining at least one of a prognosis or a therapy for a patient based on a stained tissue section of the patient. An image of a stained tissue section of a patient is processed by a processing device. A set of features values for a set of cell-based features is... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20130294677 - Defect inspection method and defect inspection device: There is provided a defect inspection method including the steps of: acquiring image data sets of a sample under a plurality of imaging conditions; storing a plurality of image data sets acquired under the plurality of imaging conditions in an image storage unit; acquiring a defect candidate from each of... Agent:
20130294678 - Auto-sequencing multi-directional inline processing method: A method for auto-sequencing of plasma processing system for concurrent processing of several substrates. The method autonomously sequence processing and move substrates in different directions as necessary. The method moves two substrate trays together into the processing chamber for substrate exchange, and remove the trays from the chamber one at... Agent: Orbotech Lt Solar, LLC.
20130294679 - Method for inspecting measurement object: An inspection method for inspecting a device mounted on a substrate, includes generating a shape template of the device, acquiring height information of each pixel by projecting grating pattern light onto the substrate through a projecting section, generating a contrast map corresponding to the height information of each pixel, and... Agent:
20130294680 - Image classification method and image classification apparatus: In an apparatus for automatically classifying an image picked up of a defect on a semiconductor wafer according to user defined class, when images picked up by a plurality of different observation apparatuses are inputted in a mixed manner, the defect image classification accuracy rate decreases due to image property... Agent: Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
20130294681 - Parallax calculating apparatus and parallax calculating method: A disparity calculating apparatus which calculates a disparity value from a stereo image including first and second images includes: an image dividing unit which divides the first image into segments; a reference point determining unit which sets reference points to the first image; a corresponding point detecting unit which (i)... Agent:
20130294684 - Stereoscopic image format with depth information: A multi-view distribution format is described for stereoscopic and autostereoscopic 3D displays. In general, it comprises multi-tile image compression with the inclusion of one or more depth maps. More specifically, it provides embodiments that utilize stereoscopic images with one or more depth maps typically in the form of a compressed... Agent:
20130294682 - Three-dimensional image processing apparatus and three-dimensional image processing method: In a three-dimensional image capturing apparatus (three-dimensional image processing apparatus), a depth obtainment unit obtains L depth information and R depth information from a three-dimensional image, and an image correction unit executes a smoothing process on an end part region of the subject based on the L depth information and... Agent:
20130294683 - Three-dimensional image processing apparatus, three-dimensional image processing method, and program: A three-dimensional image processing device for performing image correction processing on a three-dimensionally-viewed image includes a conversion unit and a composition unit. The conversion unit generates a converted image by performing tone conversion on a pixel value in an object included in the three-dimensionally-viewed image based on a relationship between... Agent:
20130294685 - Material recognition from an image: A method of operating a computer system to perform material recognition based on multiple features extracted from an image is described. A combination of low-level features extracted directly from the image and multiple novel mid-level features extracted from transformed versions of the image are selected and used to assign a... Agent:
20130294686 - Optimal gradient pursuit for image alignment: A method for image alignment is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes acquiring a facial image of a person and using a discriminative face alignment model to fit a generic facial mesh to the facial image to facilitate locating of facial features. The discriminative face alignment model may include... Agent:
20130294688 - Face detection method: A method for detecting faces in an image having a plurality of picture elements, each having a plurality of colour components in a predetermined colour space, includes determining an extended range for colour component values, in the colour space, in which a skin tone area is likely to be detected,... Agent: St-ericsson Sa
20130294687 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program: A pixel change amount calculation unit calculates first pixel change amounts and second pixel change amounts by using a pixel signal outputted by an image sensor. A boundary direction determination unit determines a boundary direction in which a boundary of adjacent pixels having pixel values largely different from each other... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130294689 - Encoding, decoding, and representing high dynamic range images: Techniques are provided to encode and decode image data comprising a tone mapped (TM) image with HDR reconstruction data in the form of luminance ratios and color residual values. In an example embodiment, luminance ratio values and residual values in color channels of a color space are generated on an... Agent:
20130294690 - Clustering of forms from large-scale scanned-document collection: Techniques for identifying documents sharing common underlying structures in a large collection of documents and processing the documents using the identified structures are disclosed. Images of the document collection are processed to detect occurrences of a predetermined set of image features that are common or similar among forms. The images... Agent:
20130294692 - Encoding of rasterised graphic objects: A method of encoding an edge of a graphical object. The edge is segmented into a plurality of straight segments. A sequence of offset values representing one of the plurality of segments from a starting position, is determined. At least one of the offset values in the sequence is modified... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130294691 - System and method for processing a digital image: A system and method for processing a digital image. A digital image and a definition of a segment therein may be obtained. A sampling area may be defined wherein the sampling area at least partly overlaps with the segment. A characteristic value for the sampling area may be determined The... Agent:
20130294693 - Noise removal from images containing text: The noise in an image having text is removed by convolving a shaped kernel centered on a pixel for each pixel in the image. The shaped kernel has a shape configured to identify pixels that are not part of the text. For example, the shaped kernel may be shaped with... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20130294696 - Image processing method and apparatus: An image processing method and apparatus is provided. The image processing method includes steps of: generating a first scale binary image from an image, wherein the first scale is smaller than the original scale of the image; detecting at least one text line in the image based on the first... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130294695 - Post optical character recognition determination of font size: A method and system are disclosed for post optical character recognition font size determination. Optical character recognition output from an optical character recognition engine that includes character and bounding box information is aggregated into character strings. Measurements are then collected from each character in each character string that correspond to... Agent: Xerox Corporation
20130294694 - Zone based scanning and optical character recognition for metadata acquisition: There is disclosed a method and apparatus for zone based scanning and optical character recognition for metadata acquisition comprising receiving user input identifying a first zone and a second zone on a visible representation of an electronic document and associating the first zone with a first database category and the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20130294698 - Image quality assessment: Methods and systems for image quality assessment are disclosed. A method includes accessing an image, identifying features of the image, assessing the features and generating subjective scores for the features based upon a mapping of the features to the subjective scores and based on the subjective scores, generating an image... Agent:
20130294697 - Systems and methods for processing mobile images to identify and extract content from forms: Systems and methods for matching a received image with a template image are disclosed herein. Such systems and methods can advantageously enable an image captured by a mobile device (such as a smartphone or digital camera) to be correctly identified by the processing application. In some embodiments, the received image... Agent:
20130294699 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: An image processing apparatus includes a storing unit that stores dictionary data including information on a feature area that indicates an area where a feature of a subject appears; and a subject determination unit that compares, when an input image is acquired, the feature area of the dictionary data with... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20130294700 - System and method for identification of printed matter in an image: A system and method of identifying a printed matter in an image that includes the printed matter by rectifying the image, identifying a series of pre-defined areas in the image relative to a frame or other form in the printed matter in the image, and comparing a characteristic of the... Agent:
20130294702 - Efficient location referencing method: A method of encoding a continuous path within a road network is described, the path being completely represented within a digital map and expressible as a path list of lines and/or segments existing in said digital map and consecutively ordered, wherein said lines and/or segments have one or more attributes... Agent:
20130294701 - Method and system for determining a quality measure for an image usinga variable number of multi-level decompositions: Method and system for determining a measure of quality for images are presented. Multi-level decomposition of images in the wavelet domain using a variable number of levels of decomposition and aggregation of selected subbands is performed to obtain an accurate measure of quality. The processing time is reduced in comparison... Agent:
20130294703 - Method and system for determining a quality measure for an image using multi-level decomposition of images: Method and system for determining a measure of quality for images by using multi-level decomposition are presented. Multi-level decomposition of images is performed in the wavelet domain producing subbands at each level of decomposition. Aggregation of subbands is performed across multiple levels to produce an accurate measure of image quality.... Agent:
20130294704 - Inheritance in a tiered signal quality hierarchy: A first set of reconstruction data includes a symbol specifying an attribute setting of a parent element in a rendition of the signal at a first level of quality. The attribute setting can be one of multiple attribute settings of the parent element indicating how to configure the parent element... Agent:
20130294705 - Image processing device, and image processing method: When a motion prediction/compensation unit 32 generates predicted image data by performing motion compensation using reference image data based on a motion vector detected through motion detection, a compensation control unit 3231 switches a filter coefficient supplied from a coefficient table 3232 to a filter unit 3233 according to a... Agent: Sony Corporation
20130294706 - Limited error raster compression: Embodiments of the invention relate to an image or raster compression method that includes receiving pixel data for a raster comprising a two dimensional (2D) array of pixels where each pixel is associated with a data value. The method further includes receiving a user defined parameter defining a maximum error... Agent: Environmental Systems Research Institute (esri)
20130294707 - Geometric modelization of images and applications: A method for processing images includes identifying empiric model elements (EMEs) in an original high resolution photo-realistic image, where each EME includes a straight central segment, a color profile, and a control area; and geometrically modeling the EMEs in vectorized forms to achieve a generally full visual quality for a... Agent: Yeda Research And Development Ltd
20130294708 - Object separating apparatus, image restoration apparatus, object separating method and image restoration method: An apparatus that can obtain a clear image by correcting blurs of respective object images even in a case where a plurality of objects with different blurs exists within an image. Local PSF estimating section estimates a PSF for each small region. PSF form identifying section identifies forms of the... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130294709 - Known good layout: A computer implemented method of generating a digital collage layout for a group of digital images is disclosed. A group of digital images is retrieved from a computer accessible memory. A determination is made whether to select the digital collage layout from a stored collection of digital collage layouts or... Agent:
20130294710 - Recovering dis-occluded areas using temporal information integration: A temporal information integration dis-occlusion system and method for using historical data to reconstruct a virtual view containing an occluded area. Embodiments of the system and method use temporal information of the scene captured previously to obtain a total history. This total history is warped onto information captured by a... Agent: Microsoft CorporationPrevious industry: Electrical audio signal processing systems and devices
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