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Image analysis

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03/26/2015 > 70 patent applications in 36 patent subcategories.

20150086069 - Extracting card data using iin database: Extracting card data comprises receiving, by one or more computing devices, a digital image of a card; perform an image recognition process on the digital representation of the card; identifying an image in the digital representation of the card; comparing the identified image to an image database comprising a plurality... Agent:

20150086070 - Image recognition to support shelf auditing for consumer research: Image recognition methods, apparatus and articles or manufacture to support shelf auditing for consumer research are disclosed herein. Example methods disclosed herein include comparing a first image signature associated with an input image with a plurality of reference signatures associated with a plurality of reference images to identify a first... Agent:

20150086068 - Instrument and document authentication system: A method of creating a document whose authenticity can be confirmed comprises printing a character on the document using a combination of a printing medium having a first appearance and a contaminant having a second appearance distinct from the first appearance, and wherein a first portion of the character has... Agent:

20150086067 - Methods for scene based video watermarking and devices thereof: A method, device and non-transitory computer readable medium for scene based video watermarking. Methods are disclosed to detect the scenes inside the video. Disclosed devices and methods are capable of scene change detection for both, gradual and abrupt scenes. Methods are also disclosed to group logical scenes in a video.... Agent:

20150086076 - Face recognition performance using additional image features: A technique is provided for recognizing faces in an image stream using a digital image acquisition device. A first acquired image is received from an image stream. A first face region is detected within the first acquired image having a given size and a respective location within the first acquired... Agent:

20150086073 - Image frame processing including usage of acceleration data in assisting object location: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with computing, including processing of image frames, are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include an accelerometer and an image processing engine having an object tracking function. The object tracking function may be arranged to track an object from one image frame to... Agent:

20150086074 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: Provided is an information processing device including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image, a parameter acquisition unit configured to acquire a parameter associated with a user of a portable terminal, a specification unit configured to specify the user from the captured image on the basis of... Agent:

20150086071 - Methods and systems for efficiently monitoring parking occupancy: A system and method for determining parking occupancy by constructing a parking area model based on a parking area, receiving image frames from at least one video camera, selecting at least one region of interest from the image frames, performing vehicle detection on the region(s) of interest, determining that there... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150086072 - Methods and systems for monitoring a worker performing a crowdsourced task: The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for monitoring a worker performing a crowdsourced task being presented on a computing device. The method comprises performing at least one of a facial detection processing or an eye tracking processing, on a video stream captured by a camera of the computing device.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150086075 - System and method for face tracking: Improved face tracking is provided during determination of an image by an imaging device using a low power face tracking unit. In one embodiment, image data associated with a frame and one or more face detection windows from a face detection unit may be received by the face tracking unit.... Agent:

20150086078 - Method for estimating ego motion of an object: A method for estimating ego motion of an object moving on a surface, the method including generating at least two composite top view images of the surface on the basis of video frames provided by at least one onboard video camera of the object moving on the surface; performing a... Agent:

20150086080 - Road vertical contour detection: A driver assistance/control system includes a camera operatively connectible to a processor mountable in a host vehicle. A vertical deviation in road contour is detected while the host vehicle is moving. First, second and third images of the road are captured from the camera. By matching image points of the... Agent:

20150086077 - System and method of alerting a driver that visual perception of pedestrian may be difficult: A pedestrian perception alert system configured to issue a warning during real-time when a driver's visual detection of a pedestrian is difficult, and a method thereof is provided. The system includes a video camera, an alert for issuing a warning, a processor, and a Pedestrian Detection Unit (“PDU”). The PDU... Agent: Indiana University Research And Technology Corporation

20150086079 - Vehicle control system and image sensor: A vehicle control system includes a light-receiving section which has a plurality of filters having different pass bands, and a plurality of light-receiving elements, each of which receives incident light via any one of the filters; an image data generation section which, when receiving general image data which is an... Agent:

20150086081 - Vehicle identification based on an image: A machine may be configured as a vehicle identification machine to identify a model of a vehicle based on an image that depicts a dashboard of the vehicle. As configured, the machine may receive an image of the dashboard, where the image depicts a layout of instrumentation within the dashboard.... Agent:

20150086082 - Parallel correlation method and correlation apparatus using the same: A parallel correlation method and a correlation apparatus are provided, which can be adapted for an optical navigation device. The method includes: generating a reference array corresponding to a reference image and a compare array corresponding to a first compare image captured are generated; storing the reference array in a... Agent: Pixart Imaging Inc.

20150086083 - Structural hot spot and critical location monitoring system and method: A method for detecting a crack in a structural component includes receiving, with a processor, signals indicative of at least one image for a critical location in the structural component; determining, with the processor, at least one shape in the at least one image, the at least one shape being... Agent: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

20150086084 - Systems and methods for mapping: Systems and methods to generate maps or models of structures are disclosed. Features of the structure to be mapped may be determined for the purposes of generating the map or model based at least in part on images associated with the structure, sensor measurements associated with the structure, and phase... Agent:

20150086085 - Authentication system, and method for registering and matching authentication information: A certain amount of unique data of a target is extracted from image information that was read, and it is determined whether or not the target is valid on the basis of the extracted unique data. Processes are executed by means of an image reading unit which extracts an image... Agent:

20150086087 - Demographic analysis of facial landmarks: A set of training vectors may be identified. Each training vector may be mapped to either a male gender or a female gender, and each training vector may represent facial landmarks derived from a respective facial image. An input vector of facial landmarks may also be identified. The facial landmarks... Agent:

20150086086 - Image classification and information retrieval over wireless digital networks and the internet: A method and system for matching an unknown facial image of an individual with an image of a celebrity using facial recognition techniques and human perception is disclosed herein. The invention provides a internet hosted system to find, compare, contrast and identify similar characteristics among two or more individuals using... Agent:

20150086088 - System, method and computer program for verifying a signatory of a document: Systems and method for verifying a user signing a document are disclosed. In particular, certain disclosed embodiments relate to verifying that a user signing a document corresponds to a previously authenticated user, the user having been previously authenticated using a source of machine-readable identity data. The verifying may be made... Agent:

20150086089 - Personal security system and method: A system automatically verifies the authenticity of a manually handwritten symbol entered into a computer or other electronic device by a user writing on an electronic tablet or pad. After a symbol is entered, a logic device determines whether the sensing locations and points in time associated with sensing the... Agent:

20150086090 - Electronic device including fingerprint identification sensor, methods for performing user authentication and registering user's fingerprint in electronic device including fingerprint identification sensor, and recording medium recording program for e: A method for performing user authentication by using a fingerprint in an electronic device is provided. The method includes obtaining fingerprint image and fingerprint position information corresponding to an area of the user's finger, comparing the fingerprint image obtained by using fingerprint position information with a pre-registered fingerprint image corresponding... Agent:

20150086094 - Echogenicity quantification method and calibration method for ultrasonic device using echogenicity index: An echogenicity quantification method and a calibration method for ultrasonic device using echogenicity index are disclosed. The method includes: receiving an ultrasound image which comprises a plurality of grayscale pixels; choosing a region of interest (ROI); calculating the values of the grayscale pixels in ROI to obtain average value and... Agent:

20150086092 - Medical diagnostic imaging apparatus, medical image display apparatus, and medical image display method: A medical diagnostic imaging apparatus includes an execution unit configured to execute a plurality of imaging protocols included in an examination; and a display control unit configured to display a first screen and a second screen, where the first screen selectably displays a plurality of image datasets collected based on... Agent:

20150086091 - Method and apparatus for detecting anatomical elements: A method, apparatus and computer program product are hereby provided to detect anatomical elements in a medical image. In this regard, the method, apparatus, and computer program product may receive a test image and generate a classified image by applying an image classifier to the test image. The image classifier... Agent: Mckesson Financial Holdings

20150086093 - Methods and systems for assessing image quality in modeling of patient anatomic or blood flow characteristics: Systems and methods are disclosed for assessing the quality of medical images of at least a portion of a patient's anatomy, using a computer system. One method includes receiving one or more images of at least a portion of the patient's anatomy; determining, using a processor of the computer system,... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20150086095 - Quantification and imaging methods and system of the echo texture feature: The present invention provides quantification and imaging methods and a system of the echo-texture feature, comprising: obtaining an ultrasonic image; calculating all the pixel values in a selected ROI of the ultrasonic image to obtain a regional standard deviation; excluding pixels with a pixel value smaller than a multiple of... Agent:

20150086097 - Fast statistical imaging reconstruction via denoised ordered-subset statistically-penalized algebraic reconstruction technique: Described here are systems and methods for iteratively reconstructing images from data acquired using a medical imaging system. The image reconstruction is decomposed into separate linear sub-problems that can be more efficiently solved. A statistical image reconstruction process is decomposed into a statistically-weighted algebraic reconstruction update sequence. After this step,... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20150086101 - Method for organ localization: In some embodiments, a method for localizing organs in anatomical imaging may include: performing an anterior-posterior view scan and a lateral view scan to create an anterior-posterior view scan image and a lateral view scan image; creating a joint anatomical model based on the anterior-posterior scan image and the lateral... Agent:

20150086096 - Systems and methods for image segmentation using a deformable atlas: Systems and methods for image segmentation using a deformable atlas are provided. One method includes obtaining one or more target images, obtaining one or more propagated label probabilities for the one or more target images, and segmenting the one or more target images using a cost function of a deformable... Agent: General Electric Company

20150086098 - Systems and methods for producing intravascular images: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for producing composite intravascular images of multiple data types. In certain embodiments, systems and methods of the invention involve causing transducers of an intravascular ultrasound device to generate a plurality of different types of data, each type of data being based on... Agent: Volcano Corporation

20150086100 - Systems and methods for visualizing elongated structures and detecting branches therein: Computer implemented methods are disclosed for acquiring, using a processor, digital data of a portion of an elongate object, and identifying, using a processor, a centerline connecting a plurality of points within the portion of the elongate object. The methods also may include defining a first half-plane along the centerline,... Agent: Heartflow, Inc.

20150086099 - Visualization of dual energy computed tomography airways data: A method for depicting an airway tree of a patient includes: (a) generating an iodine map of the airway tree from dual energy computed tomography (DECT) imaging data acquired from the patient; (b) defining a region of interest of the airway tree from the DECT imaging data; (c) rendering at... Agent:

20150086103 - Medical image processor and storage medium: A medical image processor and a storage medium are shown. According to one implementation, the medical image processor includes the following. An input unit is used to input a cell shape image and a fluorescent image showing expression of a specific protein. A cell nucleus extracting unit extracts a cell... Agent:

20150086104 - Method and system for skin care consultation: Described herein are materials and methods for evaluating skin quality and providing customized, concierge skin consultation to consumers. In various aspects, the disclosure includes a method comprising detecting polymorphisms in MMP1, SOD2, and GPX1 from a biological sample, calculating a genetic skin score, comparing the genetic skin score to current... Agent:

20150086102 - Method for evaluating culture quality: A culture quality evaluation method comprises: a first step of culturing a pluripotent stem cell under a predetermined culture condition and creating a sample; a second step of imaging a proliferated cell colony in the sample and accordingly capturing an original image; a third step of dividing the original image... Agent: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.

20150086105 - Persistent feature detection: Methods are presented for improved detection of persistent or systematic defects induced during the manufacture of a product. In particular, the methods are directed to the detection of defects induced systematically in the manufacture of photovoltaic cells and modules. Images acquired from a number of samples are combined, enhancing the... Agent:

20150086108 - Identification using depth-based head-detection data: A candidate human head is found in depth video using a head detector. A head region of light intensity video is spatially resolved with a three-dimensional location of the candidate human head in the depth video. Facial recognition is performed on the head region of the light intensity video using... Agent:

20150086106 - Image-data processing device and image-data processing method: The application discloses an image data processing device for generating output image data which represents an output image including a first region image to be displayed in a first region and a second region image to be displayed in a second region adjacent to the first region. The image data... Agent:

20150086107 - Use of three-dimensional top-down views for business analytics: A method of analyzing a depth image in a digital system is provided that includes detecting a foreground object in a depth image, wherein the depth image is a top-down perspective of a scene, and performing data extraction and classification on the foreground object using depth information in the depth... Agent:

20150086110 - Person attribute estimation system and learning-use data generation device: There is provided a person attribute estimation system capable of accurately estimating an attribute of a person according to an environment in which a person who is the target of attribute estimation is to be captured. The person attribute estimation system includes a camera, an attribute estimation unit for estimating... Agent:

20150086109 - Using machine learning to define user controls for photo adjustments: In various example embodiments, a system and method for using machine learning to define user controls for image adjustment is provided. In example embodiments, a new image to be adjusted is received. A weight is applied to reference images of a reference dataset based on a comparison of content of... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20150086111 - Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and image processing program: In the image processing apparatus, Input transform into an input color space is performed on input image data; After the input transform, transform processing of transforming chroma or chromaticity of the input image data or chroma or chromaticity in the input color space is performed so as to reduce a... Agent:

20150086112 - Color document image segmentation and binarization using automatic inpainting: A method for separating foreground and background contents in a document image is provided. The method first computes a pixel-wise map of maximal local features (e.g., local variance, local contrast, etc.), which is binarized to generate a mask for potential foreground. In order to utilize color information effectively, the local... Agent: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

20150086113 - System and method for detection and segmentation of touching characters for ocr: The present disclosure relates to a system and a method for detection of touching characters in a media, characterized by segmentation of adjoining character spaces. In the very first step, an aspect ratio is calculated for each connected component. A candidate touching position of each character is determined by calculating... Agent:

20150086114 - Augmented-reality signature capture: A method for acquiring a person's signature includes handwriting a signature by projecting movements of light. Signature information with respect to the projected light movements is concurrently acquired. The signature information is compiled to create a signature image.... Agent: Hand Held Products, Inc.

20150086116 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium: In an image processing apparatus, an image acquiring section acquires a group of candidate images for use in creating a recommended composite image to be proposed to a user; an image analysis information acquiring section acquires image analysis information on each image of the group of candidate images; a theme... Agent:

20150086115 - Screenshot database for application verification: A method may include receiving an image where the image may depict a screenshot of results of an application test. The method may also include comparing the image to a plurality of reference images and selecting a reference image that is the most similar to the image. The method may... Agent: Oracle International Corporation

20150086117 - Hyperspectral detector systems and methods using context-image fusion: Hyperspectral detector systems and methods for spectrally analyzing a scene are disclosed. The methods include capturing a context image and a single-column spectral image that falls within the context image. The spectral image is panned over the scene and within the context image to capture spectral signatures within the scene.... Agent:

20150086119 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium: An image processing apparatus includes: an obtaining member to obtain an image; a copying member to copy the image obtained by the obtaining member; a detecting member to detect a face area from the copied image or the obtained image; a correcting member to perform correction to adjust a brightness... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20150086120 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium: In an image processing apparatus, an image acquiring section acquires one or more images. An image analysis information acquiring section acquires image analysis information on each of the one or more images. A theme determining section determines a main theme representing a theme of each group of images related to... Agent:

20150086118 - Method for recognizing a visual context of an image and corresponding device: A method for recognizing a visual context in an image includes at least one step of extracting features from the image and including at least one step of coding the plurality of local descriptors developing a coding matrix by associating each local descriptor with one or a plurality of visual... Agent:

20150086121 - Information processing device, information processing method, and program: An information processing device and method can detect facial feature point positions with high accuracy. The information processing device includes: a facial image input unit receiving a facial image; a facial feature point reliability generation unit generating, based on a plurality of classifiers for computing the suitability of feature points... Agent:

20150086122 - Image processing system, image processing method, and medium: There is provided an image processing system for performing image processing on input image. The image processing system includes an input data determination unit configured to determine a device that has input image data that is input, an image processing unit configured to selectively perform image processing on the input... Agent:

20150086123 - Photo grouping system, photo grouping method- and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium: A photo grouping system includes a photo database, a photo operating module, a photo grouping module, a landmark searching module, and a landmark determining module. The photo database saves a plurality of photos. The photo operating module converts the photos into a plurality of reference codes. The photo grouping module... Agent: Institute For Information Industry

20150086124 - Method and apparatus for determining offset values using human visual characteristics: A method of determining an offset includes dividing a current image into a plurality of blocks, determining a category of pixels in each of the plurality of blocks based on values of neighboring pixels, determining an offset value for pixels belonging to the category, and adjusting the offset value based... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150086125 - Adaptive weighted-local-difference order statistics filters: A novel modification to the order statistics filters called the Adaptive Weighted-Local-Difference Order Statistics is shown that will act as a generic framework for the design of adaptive filters suitable for specific signal processing applications. To demonstrate the design of filters using this framework two implementations were defined and evaluated:... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20150086126 - Image processing method, image processing system, image processing device, and image processing device: Disclosed is an image processing method including: generating an initial denoised image with a reduced noise while preserving an edge in an input image; controlling an iterative operation performed based on energy defined in advance based on an initial residual component calculated from the input image and the initial denoised... Agent: Nec Corporation

20150086128 - Method and apparatus for filtering an image: A method and an apparatus for filtering an image using a guided image filter are described. A filter computes a filtering output using a guidance image. For calculating the filtering output confidence values associated to a filter input are taken into account. A confidence-weighted averaging is performed using the confidence... Agent:

20150086127 - Method and image capturing device for generating artificially defocused blurred image: A method and an image capturing device configured to generate a defocused image from a reference image and one or more of focal bracketed images to provide an artificially defocused blurred image. The artificially defocused blurred image is a fusion image composed by processing the reference image and one or... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

20150086129 - Image processing method and image processing device: The method includes: calculating a pixel statistical value and edge of pixels for each of areas of a multi-layer, the areas each containing a target pixel and having a successively decreased range; correcting the edge based on a pixel statistical value of an area that is wider than a specific... Agent:

20150086130 - Image processing method and image processing device: A method includes: calculating a pixel statistical value and edge of pixels for each of areas of a multi-layer, the areas each containing a target pixel and having a successively decreased range; correcting the edge based on a pixel statistical value of an area that is wider than an area... Agent:

20150086132 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: The imaging device 1 includes an imaging unit 16 for taking an image, an image determination unit 54 for determining a position of a specific subject in the image, and a correction processing unit 55 for correcting the image such that, if the image determination unit 54 determines that the... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20150086131 - Single-image super resolution and denoising using multiple wavelet domain sparsity: A computer-implemented method of enhancing images includes receiving one or more observed images, identifying wavelet bases, and determining a downsampling operator. A noise variance value is estimated and used to select a tuning parameter. A blurring kernel is estimated based on one or more system calibration parameter and used to... Agent:

20150086133 - Systems and methods for controlling user repeatability and reproducibility of automated image annotation correction: Systems and methods are disclosed for controlling image annotation. One method includes acquiring a digital representation of image data and generating a set of image annotations for the digital representation of the image data. The method also may include determining an association between members of the set of image annotations... Agent:

20150086134 - Low power programmable image processor: A convolution image processor includes a load and store unit, a shift register unit, and a mapping unit. The load and store unit is configured to load and store image pixel data and allow for unaligned access of the image pixel data. The shift register is configured to load and... Agent:

20150086135 - Method for image recombination of a plurality of images and image identification and system for image acquiring and identification: The present invention provides a method for image recombination of a plurality of images and image identification and a system for image acquiring and identification. Features with respect to the plurality of images are recombined and enhanced so as to form a recombined image. After that, the recombined image is... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20150086136 - Image scaling processor and image scaling processing method: An image scaling processor includes: a coefficient computing circuit that calculates interpolation coefficients to be used in an image scaling process; a multiplier that multiplies input image data by the interpolation coefficients provided from the coefficient computing circuit such that the interpolation coefficients respectively correspond to input pixels constituting the... Agent: Megachips Corporation

  
03/19/2015 > 70 patent applications in 34 patent subcategories.

20150078620 - Aircraft, methods for providing optical information, method for transmission of acoustic information and method for observing or tracking an object: Provided is an aircraft having a spherical body which generates buoyancy or which may generate buoyancy when filled with gas, wherein the aircraft further comprises four actuation units arranged on the surface of the body for movement of the aircraft in a translation and/or rotation through air, and at least... Agent: Eth Zurich

20150078621 - Apparatus and method for providing content experience service: A method and apparatus for providing content experience service are disclosed. The apparatus includes a camera device tracking unit, a user behavior tracking unit, a real image acquisition unit, a motion information processing unit, a virtual space control unit, and a virtual multi-image generation unit. The camera device tracking unit... Agent:

20150078613 - Context-sensitive gesture classification: Various arrangements for recognizing a gesture are presented. User input may be received that causes a gesture classification context to be applied from a plurality of gesture classification contexts. This gesture classification context may be applied, such as to a gesture analysis engine. After applying the gesture classification context, data... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150078623 - Enhanced face recognition in video: The computational resources needed to perform processes such as image recognition can be reduced by determining appropriate frames of image information to use for the processing. In some embodiments, infrared imaging can be used to determine when a person is looking substantially towards a device, such that an image frame... Agent:

20150078615 - Marking and tracking an area of interest during endoscopy: An area of interest of a patient's organ may be identified based on the presence of a possible lesion during an endoscopic procedure. The location of the area of interest may then be tracked relative to the camera view being displayed to the endoscopist in real-time or near real-time during... Agent: Cerner Innovation, Inc.

20150078614 - Methods and systems for scene recognition: Methods and systems for scene recognition are provided. At least one dark region from an image is searched, and color information for pixels of the at least one dark region is calculated. It is determined whether a proportion of low colorfulness pixels to the pixels of the at lest one... Agent: Htc Corporation

20150078616 - Methods systems apparatuses circuits and associated computer executable code for video based subject characterization, categorization, identification and/or presence response: Disclosed are methods, systems, apparatuses, circuits and associated computer executable code for providing video based subject characterization, categorization, identification and/or presence response. According to some embodiments, there is provided a system including a video acquisition module, a video analytics module to extract subject features and a subject presence response module... Agent:

20150078617 - Mobile terminal and method for generating control command using marker attached to finger: A mobile terminal 200 generating a control command using a marker attached to a finger includes a camera 210 configured to receive a target image including a finger region, a fingertip region detection module 220 configured to detect a finger region in the target image using an image processing technique,... Agent:

20150078619 - System and method for detecting obstacles using a single camera: The present application provides an obstacle detection system and method thereof. The obstacle detection method comprises: obtaining a first image captured by a camera at a first time point; identifying a vertical edge candidate in the first image, and measuring a first length of the vertical edge candidate based on... Agent:

20150078618 - System for tracking dangerous situation in cooperation with mobile device and method thereof: A system for tracking dangerous situation in cooperation with a mobile device and method thereof are provided. The system comprises: a first surveillance device installed in a predetermined surveillance area, obtaining image data relating to a target causing dangerous situation and providing the obtained image data; and a control center... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150078622 - Systems and methods for image based tamper detection: Various embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for monitoring movement, and in particular to systems and methods for monitoring monitor targets, and more particularly, to systems and methods for using images in relation to tamper detection.... Agent:

20150078624 - Parking assistance device and parking assistance method: A vehicle-in-question position detection unit (41) detects the position of the vehicle in question on the basis of GPS data acquired from a GPS receiver (3). An aerial photograph recording unit (43) records aerial photographs corresponding to the position of the vehicle in question. A peripheral object detection unit (42)... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150078625 - Lwd real-time borehole image transmission: Data transmission from a bottom hole assembly (BHA) includes obtaining a scan from multiple scans forming a downhole data log of a borehole within a subterranean formation. The scan includes a sequence of data items from a sensor in the BHA located in the borehole. Each data item corresponds to... Agent:

20150078626 - Animal / pet identification system and method based on biometrics: An animal identification system and method is provided. The system includes a biometric sensor configured to capture a biometric feature of an animal as a biometric representation of the animal and a biometric identification module configured to receive the biometric representation of the animal and compare said biometric representation of... Agent:

20150078627 - Image inspection result determination apparatus, image inspection system, method of determinating image inspection result, and storage medium: An apparatus for verifying an inspection result includes an inspection result obtaining unit to obtain inspection result indicating defect amount and defect position in a scanned image, from an inspection result of defect judgment of the scanned image with respect to an inspection reference image, the defect judgment being performed... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150078628 - Processing of images of a subject individual: Embodiments of techniques, apparatuses, systems and computer-readable media for processing images of a subject individual are disclosed. In some embodiments, a computing system may receive a plurality of candidate images of the subject individual, and may generate pose data for each of the candidate images. The pose data of a... Agent:

20150078630 - Biometric template security and key generation: Methods and systems for securing biometric templates and generating secret keys are provided. One or more images are received. Interest points are identified based on the received images, and a plurality of obfuscating data points are generated based on the interest points. An obfuscated template based on the interest points... Agent:

20150078629 - Template update for biometric authentication: An enrollment template can be a collection of interest points such as vascular points (VPD) and corresponding features such as Enhanced Multi-Radii Local Binary Patterns (EMR-LBP), Pattern Histograms of Enhanced Multi-Radii Local Binary Patterns (PH-EMR-LBP), Pattern histograms of Enhanced Multi-Radii Center-Symmetric Local Binary Patterns (PH-EMR-CS-LBP), and Enhanced Multi-Radii Center-Symmetric Local... Agent:

20150078632 - Feeling monitoring system: A feeling monitoring system includes a facial image acquisition portion, a feeling information acquisition section, and a feeling display generation section. The facial image acquisition portion is capable of acquiring a facial image of an occupant individually sitting in each seating position of two or more seating positions in a... Agent:

20150078631 - Method and system for localizing parts of an object in an image for computer vision applications: A system is provided for localizing parts of an object in an image by training local detectors using labeled image exemplars with fiducial points corresponding to parts within the image. Each local detector generates a detector score corresponding to the likelihood that a desired part is located at a given... Agent:

20150078636 - Fingerprint sensors: A sensor for detecting fingerprints is provided having first and second substrates, a two-dimensional array of sensing elements formed on the first substrate, and a plurality of thin-film transistors or TFTs for controlling the sensing elements at pixel location along the array. Each of the sensing elements detects one of... Agent:

20150078633 - Method for determining fingerprint authenticity and device for the same: A method capable of determining fingerprint authenticity is disclosed. The method includes capturing a fingerprint image, performing an analysis program when executed analyzing the fingerprint image using a first color model to obtain a first chromaticity coordinate corresponding to the fingerprint image, performing a conversion program when executed converting the... Agent: Gingy Technology Inc.

20150078634 - Multicolor biometric scanning user interface: A mobile computing device may include a biometric sensor in proximity with a color-controlled layer. Where the color of the color-controlled layer may be changed, a processor of the mobile computing device may control the color of the color-controlled layer responsive to sensing various conditions. For example, the color of... Agent: Blackberry Limited

20150078635 - Structure for multicolor biometric scanning user interface: A mobile computing device including a biometric scanning interface that changes color in response to a predetermined condition. The biometric scanning interface comprises a layer of heat-sensing elements and a multi-element layer comprising heating elements and thermochromic polymer elements. When the predetermined condition is detected, a driver is adapted to... Agent: Blackberry Limited

20150078638 - Method for determining right ventricle stroke volume: m

20150078639 - Method for evaluating an medical examination: A method is disclosed for evaluating an examination of an examination object using a medical imaging device by way of an evaluation unit. The method includes reading in an examination data set of the examination object; assigning a reference data set to the read-in examination data set, the reference data... Agent:

20150078637 - Smile designer: Various methods and systems for designing a restored smile are provided. One method includes receiving scan data of a patient's teeth, developing a digital model of the patient's teeth via a computing device, where the model represents the patient's teeth based upon the scan data, creating a dental treatment plan... Agent: Align Technology, Inc.

20150078643 - Method and device for automatic or semi-automatic segmentation of a 3d image data set: In a method and apparatus for automatic or semi-automatic segmentation of a 3D image data set, acquired by a medical imaging apparatus, of an examination region that includes an organ, the 3D image data set is provided to a computer/processor, which is also provided with information with designating the type... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20150078646 - Method and device for displaying an object with the aid of x-rays: A method and a device for displaying an object with the aid of X-rays include recording a multiplicity of X-ray projections from which a volume data set characterizing the density of the object is reconstructed. Subsequently, density values along a ray are determined on the basis of the volume data... Agent:

20150078642 - Method and system for non-invasive quantification of biologial sample physiology using a series of images: Method for providing external response based on changes in physiological status of biological sample determined by co-registration of sample images acquired in near-infrared and visible light, optionally by the user himself with a camera of a cell-phone cooperated with the data-processing unit. The NIR and visible image data are spatially... Agent:

20150078644 - Method of generating magnetic resonance image, method of acquiring phase information of phase contrast image, method of acquiring phase information of susceptibility weighted image, and apparatus for generating magnetic resonance image: Disclosed are a magnetic resonance (MR) image generating method and apparatus that perform imaging on an MR image by using a radio frequency (RF) multi-coil which includes a plurality of channel coils. The MR image generating method includes generating a plurality of pieces of K-space completion data which respectively correspond... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150078640 - Methods and systems for segmentation of organs and tumors and objects: Techniques for segmentation of organs and tumors and cells in image data include revising a position of a boundary by evaluating an evolution equation that includes differences of amplitude values for voxels on the boundary from a statistical metric of amplitude of voxels inside, and from a statistical metric of... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20150078645 - System and method for data driven editing of rib unfolding: A method and apparatus for data driven editing of rib centerlines is disclosed. A user input location indicating an inaccuracy in a rib centerline extracted from a medical image volume is received. A local correction of the rib centerline is performed. A portion of the rib surrounding a current centerline... Agent:

20150078641 - Techniques for segmentation of lymph nodes, lung lesions and other solid or part-solid objects: Techniques for segmentation include determining an edge of voxels in a range associated with a target object. A center voxel is determined. Target size is determined based on the center voxel. In some embodiments, edges near the center are suppressed, markers are determined based on the center, and an initial... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20150078647 - Automatic implant detection from image artifacts: A computer-implemented method of implant detection includes receiving a three-dimensional (3D) image of an anatomy portion of a patient from computed tomography (CT) projections of the patient in an image processing computing system. A cluster of voxels forming an implant candidate is identified on a CT slice of the 3D... Agent:

20150078649 - Cell analyzing apparatus and cell analyzing method: A cell analyzing apparatus includes: a first histogram acquiring section which is configured to acquire a first histogram of fluorescence intensities by using a result of a measurement of a number of nuclear stained cells; a second histogram acquiring section which is configured to acquire a second histogram that is... Agent: Nihon Kohden Corporation

20150078648 - Cell image segmentation method and a nuclear-to-cytoplasmic ratio evaluation method using the same: A cell image segmentation method includes receiving a cell image, performing a nuclei initialization step to find an internal marker and an external marker to obtain a potential nuclei and a potential cell boundary, calculating a gradient map of the received cell image, performing a filtering step on the gradient... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20150078650 - Block-to-block reticle inspection: Block-to-block reticle inspection includes acquiring a swath image of a portion of a reticle with a reticle inspection sub-system, identifying a first occurrence of a block in the swatch image and at least a second occurrence of the block in the swath image substantially similar to the first occurrence of... Agent:

20150078651 - Device and method for measuring surfaces: o

20150078653 - Method and apparatus for performing a fragmentation assessment of a material: A method and apparatus for performing a fragmentation assessment of a material including fragmented material portions is disclosed. The method involves receiving two-dimensional image data representing a region of interest of the material, and processing the 2D image data to identify features of the fragmented material portions. The method also... Agent:

20150078652 - Method and system for determining a relation between a first scene and a second scene: The present invention relates to a system (200) and method for determining a relation between a first scene and a second scene. The method comprises the steps of generating at least one sensor image of a first scene with at least one sensor; accessing information related to at least one... Agent: Saab Ab

20150078655 - Devices, systems, and methods for large-scale linear discriminant analysis of images: Systems, devices, and methods for generating hierarchical subspace maps obtain a training set of images, wherein the images in the training set of images are each associated with at least one category in a plurality of categories; organize the images in the training set of images into a category hierarchy... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20150078654 - Visual descriptors based video quality assessment using outlier model: System and method for identifying erroneous videos and assessing video quality is provided. Feature vectors are generated corresponding to a plurality of frames associated with the one or more videos. The feature vectors are subsequently subjected to anomaly detection to obtain first and second normalized path lengths and normalized anomaly... Agent: Interra Systems, Inc.

20150078656 - Visualizing and updating long-term memory percepts in a video surveillance system: Techniques are disclosed for visually conveying a percept. The percept may represent information learned by a video surveillance system. A request may be received to view a percept for a specified scene. The percept may have been derived from data streams generated from a sequence of video frames depicting the... Agent:

20150078657 - Color mode determination apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium storing color mode determination program: A color mode determination apparatus includes: a color mode determining section that obtains image data including a plurality of visualization objects, performs polychrome/monochrome determination on whether the visualization object is polychromic or monochromic, and performs color mode determination on whether the image data is polychromic image data or monochromic image... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation

20150078658 - Image comparison using color histograms: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for image comparison using color histograms are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein to compare images include adjusting a color histogram associated with an input image based on a first reference color histogram associated with a first reference image to determine a first adjusted color... Agent:

20150078659 - Video comparison using color histograms: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for video comparison using color histograms are disclosed. Example methods disclosed herein to compare video sequences include determining a color histogram corresponding to an input video sequence based on color values of pixels sampled from a plurality of video frames of the input video... Agent:

20150078661 - High dynamic range and tone mapping imaging techniques: Algorithms for improving the performance of conventional tone mapping operators (TMO) by calculating both a contrast waste score and a contrast loss score for a first tone-mapped image produced by the TMO. The two contrast scores can be used to optimize the performance of the TMO by reducing noise and... Agent:

20150078660 - Management method of color data of chromatic image: The invention discloses a method of managing color data based on color data in an HSaIn format in an HSaIn color space, comprising: acquiring color data in an XYZ format at an input device side; converting the acquired color data in the XYZ format at the input device side into... Agent:

20150078662 - Method for noise-robust color changes in digital images: A method for applying filters to digital images with minimal amplification of image noise, comprising filtering the digital image with an EPDR edge-preserving detail-reducing filter, determining a matrix from the filtered image as a result of one or more structure adaptive functions, and modifying the digital image using the filter,... Agent: Google Inc.

20150078663 - Image processing device for performing image segmentation processing: An image processing device of the present invention acquires the positional information of a boundary line for a case where a first image is segmented into a foreground and a background by a segmentation processing section that segments an image into a foreground and a background, and controls the segmentation... Agent: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

20150078664 - Detecting text using stroke width based text detection: Detecting text using stroke width based text detection. As a part of the text detection, a representation of an image is generated that includes pixels that are associated with the stroke widths of components of the image. Connected components of the image are identified by filtering out portions of the... Agent:

20150078665 - Handwritten signature detection, validation, and confirmation: Technologies may provide for detecting, validating, or confirming the validity of a handwritten signature. A logic architecture may be employed to detect a digital handwritten signature and validation data associated with a signature event, and to send the signature and the validation data to a trusted server. The logic architecture... Agent:

20150078666 - Object detection apparatus and storage medium: Important information about an object is detected using less arithmetic processing. An object detection unit generates an edge image from a color image. The object detection unit evaluates symmetry of an image included in the edge image. The object detection unit identifies a symmetry center pixel forming an object having... Agent: Megachips Corporation

20150078667 - Method and apparatus for selectively providing information on objects in a captured image: A method for providing object information for a scene in a wearable computer is disclosed. In this method, an image of the scene is captured. Further, the method includes determining a current location of the wearable computer and a view direction of an image sensor of the wearable computer and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150078668 - Systems and methods for processing images with edge detection and snap- to feature: A method for creating image products includes the following steps. Image data and positional data corresponding to the image data are captured and processed to create geo-referenced images. Edge detection procedures are performed on the geo-referenced images to identify edges and produce geo-referenced, edge-detected images. The geo-referenced, edge-detected images are... Agent:

20150078669 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for object detection and segmentation: In an example embodiment, a method, apparatus and computer program product are provided. The method includes facilitating receipt of a first image and a second image of a scene comprising one or more objects. The method includes detecting the objects in the first image by detecting object point of the... Agent:

20150078670 - Method and apparatus for generating quality estimators: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, sampling a variable effect distribution of viewing preference data to determine a first set of effects comprising a plurality of first distortion type effects associated with a first distortion type of a first image and to determine... Agent: 675 W. Peachtree Street

20150078671 - Automated document recognition, identification, and data extraction: A method for automated document recognition, identification, and data extraction is described herein. The method comprises receiving, by the processor, an image of a document associated with a user. The image is analyzed using optical character recognition to obtain image data, wherein the image data includes text zones. Based on... Agent:

20150078672 - Hardware-amenable connected components labeling: The subject disclosure is directed towards performing connected components in hardware, such as an FPGA, which is facilitated by a linked list structure that does not grow. During a connected components graph labeling process, when a merge is encountered, the data structure comprising labels and associated equivalency data swaps the... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20150078673 - Grouping and compressing similar photos: Systems and methods may provide for assigning a subset of a plurality of photos to a group and selecting a reference photo from the group. Additionally, the reference photo may be used to conduct a compression of one or more remaining photos assigned to the group. In one example, the... Agent:

20150078674 - Component sorting based encoding for 3d mesh compression: A method and an apparatus for 3D model compression are described. Correlation among the components of the 3D model are explored and utilized to increase the compression ratio. A principal parameter is selected and examined for determining a sorting dimension. Components are then sorted according to the sorting dimension. The... Agent:

20150078676 - Digital filter for image processing, image generating apparatus, superhybrid image generating apparatus, image generating method, digital filter creating method, superhybrid image generating method, printing medium manufacturing method, electronic medium: In the present invention, subband signals are obtained by performing multiresolution decomposition on image data by using a broad-sense pinwheel framelet that is a set of an approximate filter with no orientation and a plurality of detail filters with respective orientations, and that has a degree. When an image is... Agent: National Institute Of Japan Science And Technology Agency

20150078675 - Method and apparatus for image filtering: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, partitioning the image into a group of blocks, calculating principle bilateral filtered image components for a first subset of the group of blocks where the principle bilateral filtered image components are not calculated for a second subset of the... Agent: At & T Intellectual Property I, Lp

20150078677 - Image sharpening method and image processing device: An image sharpening method and an image processing device are provided. The method includes: obtaining a plurality of pixels in an image; calculating a first weight of a high pass filter and a second weight of a first filter according to the pixels, and the first filter is a convolution... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20150078679 - Method and system to perform dynamic layout of photographs: Disclosed is a layout software routine which automatically creates complex and aesthetically pleasing layouts without any user interaction, though user interaction is possible.... Agent:

20150078678 - Using narrow field of view monochrome camera for producing a zoomed image: Methods and electronic devices for producing a zoomed image using a narrow field of view monochrome camera are described. In one aspect, the method includes: receiving a color image that is captured by a color camera; receiving an achromatic image that is captured by a monochrome camera with the monochrome... Agent: Blackberry Limited

20150078680 - Grading images and video clips: Techniques apparatuses for grading images and video clips are described. These techniques and apparatuses enable highlights of these graded images and video clips to be more-quickly created, at a high quality, or using fewer resources.... Agent:

20150078682 - Medical image managing method and apparatus: A medical image managing method and medical image managing apparatus are provided. The medical image managing method includes transmitting a medical image, stored in the medical image managing apparatus, to a first external storage device which is selected from among a plurality of external storage devices by a user, storing... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150078681 - Method for performing face recognition in a radio access network: The present invention relates to a method for performing face recognition in a telecommunication system (1) comprising a central repository (10) in which Face Recognition profiles attached to subscribers signed up for face recognition have been stored. The method comprises steps like: Detecting proximity between a subscriber (5) of the... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (pulb)

  
03/12/2015 > 84 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20150071485 - Information coding and decoding in spectral differences: Information is encoded in an image signal by exploiting spectral differences between colors that appear the same when rendered. These spectral differences are detected using image sensing that discerns the spectral differences. Spectral difference detection methods include using sensor-synchronized spectrally-structured-light imaging, 3D sensors, imaging spectrophotometers, and higher resolution Bayer pattern... Agent:

20150071486 - Sensing data from physical objects: Directional albedo of a particular article, such as an identity card, is measured and stored. When the article is later presented, it can be confirmed to be the same particular article by re-measuring the albedo function, and checking for correspondence against the earlier-stored data. The re-measuring can be performed through... Agent:

20150071484 - Steganographic encoding and decoding: This patent document relates generally to steganography and digital watermarking. One claim recites, a method of encoding auxiliary information in an image or video. The method includes: determining a watermark tweak for an attribute of an image or video sample to encode auxiliary information in the image or video; and... Agent:

20150071492 - Abnormal behaviour detection: Methods and apparatus for determining whether a provided object track (24) is abnormal, an object track (24) being a set of values of a physical property of an object (2) measured over a period of time, the method comprising: providing a model comprising one or more functions (26), each function... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20150071487 - Dynamic learning for object tracking: Techniques described herein relate to mobile computing device technologies, such as systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for tracking an object from a plurality of objects. In one aspect, the plurality of objects may be similar. Techniques discussed herein propose dynamically learning information associated with each of the objects and... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150071488 - Imaging system with vanishing point detection using camera metadata and method of operation thereof: A system and method of operation of an imaging system includes: an image sensor for capturing a source image having image metadata; a segment image calculated from the source image; a compass angle calculated for producing a maximum value of an a posteriori probability of the compass angle, the a... Agent:

20150071493 - Information processing apparatus, control method of the information processing apparatus, and storage medium: An information processing apparatus includes a self-position/self-orientation calculation unit calculating self-position and/or self-orientation in the predetermined coordinate system based on a marker in acquired imaged image data when it is determined that the marker exists within a predetermined area and the marker is imaged in the imaged image data and... Agent:

20150071489 - Isotropic feature matching: A computer-implemented method and apparatus for detecting an object of interest. An edge image is generated from an image of a scene. A sectioned structure comprising a plurality of sections is generated for use in analyzing the edge image. The edge image is analyzed using the sectioned structure to detect... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150071495 - Method and apparatus for locating information from surroundings: An apparatus includes at least one a processor, and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to determine that an input defining a piece of information... Agent:

20150071494 - Method and apparatus for processing images: A method and apparatus for processing an image, whereby a 3-dimensional (3D) hand model corresponding to a hand image obtained may be generated by capturing an image of a hand of a person are provided. The method includes preparing a 3D hand model database, receiving a 2-dimensional (2D) hand image... Agent:

20150071491 - Method and device for optically determining a position and/or orientation of an object in space: The invention relates to a method for optically determining the position and/or orientation of an object in space on the basis of images from at least one camera (24a, 24b). At least one 2D image of the object is recorded; 2D contour information is extracted from the image. On the... Agent:

20150071490 - Three-dimensional object detection device and three-dimensional object detection method: A three-dimensional object detection device includes an image capturing unit, an image conversion unit, a three-dimensional object detection unit, a three-dimensional object assessment unit and a control unit. The image conversion unit converts images obtained by the image capturing unit to create bird's-eye view images. The three-dimensional object detection unit... Agent:

20150071496 - Method and control and recording device for the plausibility checking for the wrong-way travel of a motor vehicle: A method is described for the plausibility checking for wrong-way travel of a motor vehicle on a directional roadway of the road, at least one visual road feature being recorded and, with the aid of the visual road feature, it is determined whether the motor vehicle is located on a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150071497 - Method and arrangement for analysing the behaviour of a moving object: The detected movements of an object are analyzed. Each location record includes coordinates of a detected or assumed location of the object and time information. For a number of location records, there is calculated a location-record-specific descriptor value that becomes the more significant the more densely there are other location... Agent: Sensisto Oy

20150071498 - Stereo image processor and stereo image processing method: A stereo image processor (1) performs image matching, in an image matching section (6), on partial images of the same object included in a base image and a comparative image respectively and detects pixel-precision partial displacement between the base image and the comparative image based on a result of the... Agent:

20150071499 - System and method for filtering data captured by a 2d camera: A system comprises a memory operable to store light intensity information for a plurality of neighboring pixels of an image that includes a dairy livestock. The system further comprises a processor communicatively coupled to the memory. The processor determine that a difference between the light intensity information for a first... Agent:

20150071501 - 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:

20150071500 - Method and apparatus for generating structure of table included in image: A method of recognizing and generating a structure of a table included in an image is provided. The method includes extracting lines forming the table from among connection components forming an image, determining line intersections by using crossing functions matched with the lines, determining one of a plurality of crossing... Agent:

20150071502 - Noise reduction in biometric images: A system can include a processing device and a biometric sensing device operatively connected to the processing device. The processing device can be configured to remove noise from a biometric image captured by the biometric sensing device using at least two different calibration images. One calibration image characterizes noise of... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150071503 - Apparatuses and methods for iris based biometric recognition: The invention provides a method for iris based biometric recognition. The method includes receiving an image from an image sensor and determining whether the received image includes an iris. The steps of receiving and determining are repeated until the received image includes an iris. Responsive to determining that a received... Agent: Delta Id Inc.

20150071504 - System and method for matching faces: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for matching faces. The method includes receiving an image of a face of a first person from a device of a second person, comparing the image of the face of the first person to a database of known faces in... Agent:

20150071505 - Method and apparatus for online signature vefication using proximity touch: A method and apparatus for verifying an input signature are provided. The method includes generating signature data based on a real touch event and a proximity touch event that occur on a touch input unit of and apparatus, extracting a feature of the input signature based on the signature data,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150071510 - Apparatus and method for recognizing fingerprint: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for recognizing a fingerprint, and an electronic device using the same. The electronic device includes: a key button, and a fingerprint recognition sensor unit that is installed at least one portion of the key button, wherein the fingerprint recognition sensor unit includes a... Agent:

20150071508 - Background enrollment and authentication of a user: An electronic device can include a processing device operatively connected to a biometric sensing device. The biometric sensing device may capture a biometric image each time a user interacts with the electronic device. When the user enters user identification data (UID) and a biometric image was recently captured, the biometric... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150071509 - Biometric sensor stack structure: Various structures and methods are disclosed for packaging a biometric sensor, such as a capacitive biometric sensor. Embodiments incorporate various placements of the biometric sensor, structure surrounding a biometric sensor, connection structures (electrical, physical, or both), and techniques for enhanced sensor imaging, sensor retention, and guiding a user's finger to... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150071506 - Finger biometric sensor for flagging as sufficient enrollment finger biometric data sets and related methods: A finger biometric sensor may include an array of finger biometric sensing pixels, and processing circuitry coupled to the array of finger biometric sensing pixels. The processing circuitry may be capable of collecting initial enrollment finger biometric data sets and generating an initial enrollment criteria based thereon, collecting at least... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150071511 - Finger detection device and method of fingerprint recognition integrated circuit: A finger detection device and method of a fingerprint recognition IC is disclosed. The device comprises sensing electrodes, a capacitive sensing layer, a signal processing circuit, a multiplexer module and a signal register. The sensing electrodes are defined as a fingerprint sensing zone. The capacitive sensing layer covers the sensing... Agent:

20150071507 - Reconstructing a biometric image: A biometric sensing device is operatively connected to a processing channel. The processing channel can include one or more variable gain amplifiers and/or one or more variable offset circuits. The signal levels associated with a section of a biometric image can be reconstructed using a digitized section of the biometric... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150071512 - Image display apparatus, display control method, and display control program: An image display apparatus includes a display section (display unit) that displays an image, an information acquisition section that acquires predominance levels of sympathetic nerves and parasympathetic nerves and an activity magnitude of the autonomic nerves based on the biological information, an image generation section that generates the biological state... Agent:

20150071513 - Method and apparatus for analyzing images: A method of determining an internal three-dimensional thermally distinguishable region in the living body is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining a synthesized thermospatial image defined over a three-dimensional spatial representation of the living body and having thermal data arranged gridwise over a surface of the three-dimensional spatial representation in a... Agent:

20150071516 - Image processing apparatus and imaging processing method: Disclosed herein are an imaging processing apparatus for representing an object realistically, and an imaging processing method thereof. The image processing apparatus includes: a volume data generator configured to generate volume data of an object; a volume renderer configured to project the volume data to a first plane with respect... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150071515 - Image reconstruction method and device for tilted helical scan: Image reconstruction method and device for tilted helical scan are provided. The method includes: acquiring data generated by the tilted helical scan; calculating a ray channel parameter and a slice number corresponding to each pixel position based on a geometric relationship that a ray of the tilted helical scan emitting... Agent: Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.

20150071517 - Method and apparatus for providing information about pulse sequence for magnetic resonance imaging: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for providing information about a point of interest (POI) with respect to at least one pulse sequence for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The method includes receiving information about a first POI and at least a second POI of the at least one pulse sequence,... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150071519 - Method and imaging apparatus to automatically display and/or measure bone variations in medical image data: In a method and apparatus to automatically display and/or measure bone variations in medical image data, an image data set of an examination region is acquired and the bone regions in the image data set are automatically segmented in a first segmentation followed by a second segmentation in which bone... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20150071518 - Method, device and system for obtaining a medical image data set: In a method, device and system for obtaining a medical image data set, a raw data stream is produced by a data acquisition device, the raw data stream including at least digital data of a medical raw data image set. The raw data stream is provided to a data compression... Agent: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

20150071514 - Methods and devices for optimization of magnetic resonance imaging protocols: MRI techniques are widely and successfully applied in medicine and biophysics because MRI provides good contrast between different soft tissues without ionizing radiation. MRI protocols are optimized in four aspects: imaging parameters, k-space strategies, RF system calibration and contrast inhomogeneity correction. The signal intensities of normal and disease tissues are... Agent: Ohio State Innovation Foundation

20150071520 - Image processing apparatus and x-ray diagnosis apparatus: An X-ray diagnosis apparatus includes: a reference value calculating unit that calculates a reference value used for normalizing a flow of a contrast material, on the basis of a chronological transition of a signal intensity of the contrast material in a predetermined region, for each of a plurality of groups... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20150071521 - Spiculated malignant mass detection and classification in a radiographic image: An image analysis embodiment comprises generating a bulge mask from a digital image, the bulge mask comprising potential convergence hubs for spiculated anomalies, detecting ridges in the digital image to generate a detected ridges map, projecting the detected ridges map onto a set of direction maps having different directional vectors... Agent:

20150071522 - System and method for analyzing and/or estimating state of banknote processing apparatus: There are provided a system and a method for analyzing and/or estimating a state of a banknote processing apparatus. The system includes an information detector configured to detect use information of the banknote processing apparatus in real time, a state estimating apparatus configured to produce statistical information based on the... Agent: Kisan Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150071523 - Method and apparatus for inspecting containers, such as bottles or similar containers: A method and apparatus for inspecting containers, such as bottles or similar containers. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably... Agent:

20150071524 - 3d feature descriptors with camera pose information: A method includes determining a first two-dimensional (2D) feature descriptor from a first image captured by an imaging camera in a first pose at a time of capture of the first image, the first pose including a first observation direction of the imaging camera. The method further includes storing, at... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20150071527 - Patient monitor and method: A patient monitoring system can include stereoscopic cameras connected to a computer which includes a 3D position determination module operable to process stereoscopic images of a patient to identify 3D positions of a plurality of points on the surface of an imaged patient. A target model store can store a... Agent:

20150071525 - Processing 3d image sequences: Various implementations provide techniques to prevent excessive parallax, depth, or disparity from being passed through to a viewer. In one particular implementation, it is determined that a depth indicator for an object in a stereoscopic image pair of a video sequence is outside of a target range. One or more... Agent:

20150071526 - Sampling-based multi-lateral filter method for depth map enhancement and codec: A preferred method receives a color image and a corresponding raw depth map from a sensor or system. Unreliable regions are determined in the raw depth map by calculating pixel reliabilities for pixels throughout the depth map. Information is collected from the color image, for corresponding pixels in the unreliable... Agent:

20150071528 - Classification of land based on analysis of remotely-sensed earth images: Land classification based on analysis of image data. Feature extraction techniques may be used to generate a feature stack corresponding to the image data to be classified. A user may identify training data from the image data from which a classification model may be generated using one or more machine... Agent: Digitalglobe, Inc.

20150071529 - Learning image collection apparatus, learning apparatus, and target object detection apparatus: A disclosure describes a learning image collection apparatus includes an acquisition unit, an extraction unit, a calculation unit, and a selection unit. The acquisition unit acquires an image including a target object. The extraction unit extracts, from the image, a plurality of candidate areas being candidates for the target object.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150071530 - Image processing apparatus and method, and program: A degree-of-blur detecting unit 21 detects the degree of blur of an input image. The selecting unit 22 selects an image processing operation to be performed on the input image on the basis of a detection result of the degree of blur, and supplies the input image to a block... Agent: Sony Corporation

20150071531 - Conversion of an image to a transparency retaining readability and clarity of detail while automatically maintaining color information of broad areas: The present invention converts an image into a transparency, or “foreground image”, on which the readability of text and other detail is preserved after compositing with a background, while maintaining color information of broad areas of the image.... Agent: Imatte, Inc.

20150071532 - Image processing device, computer-readable recording medium, and image processing method: Disclosed are an image processing device, an image processing method, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium that obtain a contour image in which noise edges are eliminated from local edge information and a contour of an important object is enhanced. The image processing device includes a local contour extraction unit which... Agent:

20150071533 - Guided image upsampling using bitmap tracing: A method of increasing resolution of an image includes generating vector contours associated with a first image and scaling the vector contours to a second resolution. The first image has a first resolution, and the second resolution is greater than the first resolution. The vector contours are rendered to generate... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20150071535 - Method and associated apparatus for correcting color artifact of image: A method for correcting color shading artifact of an image and associated apparatus is provided. The method comprises: providing a plurality of bases, calculating a plurality of coefficients respectively associated with the bases, generating a correction map by summing the bases respectively weighted by with the coefficients, and providing a... Agent:

20150071536 - Saturation varying color space: A first color component of a pixel or scene entity is modified using a color correction curve defined at least partly by a second color component of this pixel or entity. Each pixel or entity has its own separate color correction curve, independent of the color correction curves of other... Agent:

20150071534 - System, device and method for displaying a harmonized combined image: A method for harmonizing a combined image involves receiving a respective image or image frame from each of two or more cameras, the images from two of the cameras representing the same region in an overlap region, measuring pixel statistics of at least some of the pixels in the overlap... Agent:

20150071538 - Automated and scalable object and feature extraction from imagery: Feature extraction of image data using feature extraction modules. The feature extraction modules may be provided in an architecture that allows for modular, decoupled generation and/or operation of the feature extraction modules to generate feature data corresponding to image data. In this regard, the feature extraction modules may communicate with... Agent: Digitalglobe, Inc.

20150071537 - Image tone adjustment using local tone curve computation: Image tone adjustment using local tone curve computation may be utilized to adjust luminance ranges for images. Image tone adjustment using local tone curve computation may reduce the overall contrast of an image, while maintaining local contrast in smaller areas, such as in images capturing brightly lit scenes where the... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150071539 - Invariant relationship characterization for visual objects: Machines, systems and methods for object relationship characterization are provided. The method comprises providing a plurality of images, each having a plurality of pixels; selecting a pair of images from the plurality of images, the pair of images comprises a first image and a second image; characterizing at least one... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150071541 - Automated method for measuring, classifying, and matching the dynamics and information passing of single objects within one or more images: An apparatus, computer-readable medium, and computer-implemented method for identifying, classifying, and utilizing object information in one or more image includes receiving an image including a plurality of objects, segmenting the image to identify one or more objects in the plurality of objects, analyzing the one or more objects to determine... Agent:

20150071540 - Visual segmentation of lawn grass: Disclosed is a method for identifying lawn grass which includes capturing an image of the terrain in front of a mower, segmenting the image into neighborhoods, calculating at least two image statistics for each of the neighborhoods, generating a binary representation of each image statistic. The binary representation of each... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20150071542 - Automated redaction: In embodiments, one or more computer-readable media may have instructions stored thereon which, when executed by a processor of a computing device provide the computing device with a redaction module. The redaction module may be configured to receive a request to redact a selection of text from a document and... Agent: Lighthouse Document Technologies, Inc. (d/b/a Lighthouse Ediscovery)

20150071543 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and medium: The present invention is an image processing apparatus having: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of divided images; an extraction unit configured to extract a candidate region of a specific region in each of the plurality of images; a combining unit configured, in a case where candidate regions... Agent:

20150071544 - Apparatus and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions: An apparatus includes a processor and memory. The memory is configured to store computer-readable instructions, wherein the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the apparatus to perform processes that include acquiring type information indicating a type of a paper medium, acquiring line information indicating a plurality of positions... Agent:

20150071546 - Character-recognition method and character-recognition device and program using said method: A character-recognition device and method for imaging a character string, generating a grayscale image that corresponds to the character string, cutting out, from the grayscale image, individual characters in the character string, obtaining a coincidence of a character image that is being focused on for each of model images of... Agent:

20150071545 - Image enhancement using self-examples and external examples: Systems and methods are provided for image enhancement using self-examples in combination with external examples. In one embodiment, an image manipulation application receives an input image patch of an input image. The image manipulation application determines a first weight for an enhancement operation using self-examples and a second weight for... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20150071547 - Automated selection of keeper images from a burst photo captured set: Systems and methods for improving automatic selection of keeper images from a commonly captured set of images are described. A combination of image type identification and image quality metrics may be used to identify one or more images in the set as keeper images. Image type identification may be used... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150071548 - Image processing system, server device, image pickup device and image evaluation method: An image pickup device transmits to a server a transmission sample including a detection image detected by a first detection section from a transmitting/receiving section under the control of a transmission sample control section. The server performs detection processing that requires more resources than those of the first detection section... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20150071550 - Apparatus for detecting afterimage candidate region and apparatus including the same for preventing afterimage: An apparatus for detecting an afterimage candidate region includes: a comparison unit which compares gradation data of an n-th frame with integrated gradation data of an (n−1)-th frame and generates integrated gradation data of the n-th frame, where n is a natural number; a memory which provides the integrated gradation... Agent: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

20150071551 - Image compositing via multi-spectral detection:

20150071549 - Scanbox: Embodiments are provided for content item classification. In some embodiments, an image for classification is received, a compact representation for the image having values indicative of pixel values within the received image is generated, a plurality of angle measurements for possible edges of at least one potential document within the... Agent: Dropbox, Inc.

20150071552 - Efficient image matching for large sets of images: A system and method to detect similarities between images. The system and method allow comparisons between a query image and one or more catalog images in a manner that is resilient to scanning, scaling, rotating, cropping and other distortions of the query image. The system includes an image processing module... Agent:

20150071553 - Image processing device, method and program: An image processing device includes a candidate point extracting unit configured to extract a plurality of candidate points belonging to a predetermined structure from image data, a shape model storing unit configured to store a shape model representing a known shape of the predetermined structure, the shape model being formed... Agent:

20150071554 - Electronic device, equation computing system and method: An electronic device and an equation computing method are provided. The electronic device receives parameters and conversion equations for converting the input parameters to vectors input by a user, and then converts the parameters input by the user to vectors according to the equation. The electronic device further obtains a... Agent:

20150071555 - Managing access by applications to perceptual information: Functionality is described herein by which plural environment-sensing applications capture information from an environment in a fine-grained and least-privileged manner. By doing so, the functionality reduces the risk that private information that appears within the environment will be released to unauthorized parties. Among other aspects, the functionality provides an error... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20150071556 - Selecting classifier engines: Methods, and apparatus for performing methods, for selecting a classifier engine. Methods include, for two or more portions of a set of items of known classification, classifying members of each portion using a particular classifier engine; selecting a portion of the set of items whose classifications satisfy a first criteria;... Agent:

20150071557 - Spatial organization of images based on emotion face clouds: A collection of photos is organized by arranging a limited number of clusters of the photos on a predefined topology, so that similar photos are placed in the same cluster or a nearby cluster. Similarity is measured in attribute space. The attributes may include automatically recognized facial expression attributes.... Agent: Emotient

20150071558 - Entropy coding for recompression of images: A code is received. The code conveys data about a quantized coefficient that corresponds to a pixel of an image file. A decoding mode and a version of a code mapping format for decoding the received code is determined. The decoding mode and the version of the code mapping format... Agent:

20150071559 - Image coding device and image coding method: An image coding device includes a first block encoder and a second block encoder. The first block encoder compresses input pixel values including first and second input pixel values in a block. The first input pixel value is located at a first position of the block, and the second input... Agent:

20150071560 - Methods and apparatuses for image processing: Methods and apparatuses for image enhancement are provided, with which convolution operations can be carried out directly in a filter space, for example in a wavelet space, in particular directly on compressed data.... Agent: Carl Zeiss Ag

20150071562 - Image processing apparatus: An image processing apparatus includes: a first smoothing unit that outputs a first smoothed image by using a first edge-preserving smoothing filter to an input image; a second smoothing unit that outputs a second smoothed image by further using a second edge-preserving smoothing filter to the first smoothed image output... Agent: Ricoh Company, Limited.

20150071561 - Removing noise from an image via efficient patch distance computations: Systems and methods herein provide for reduced computations in image processing and a more efficient way of computing distances between patches in patch-based image denoising. One method is operable within a processing system to remove noise from a digital image by generating a plurality of lookup tables of pixel values... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20150071563 - Image-processing apparatus for removing haze contained in video, and method therefof: An image processing apparatus includes a haze brightness measurer to measure haze brightness in an image containing haze, a transmission estimator to estimate a blockwise transmission for generating a least final cost function value that is calculated by using a contrast, an image loss and a time loss of the... Agent:

20150071564 - Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, isolated point noise correction method, and information storage device: An image processing device includes an isolated point noise detection section, and an isolated point noise correction section. The isolated point noise detection section determines whether or not isolated point noise is included within a given area based on a first index value that represents the range of first to... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150071565 - Signal processors and methods for estimating transformations between signals with phase deviation: A phase deviation method determines an offset between a reference and suspect signal by analyzing a phase deviation surface created by computing a deviation metric for phase shift and then analyzing a surface formed from the deviation metrics for an array of offsets. The phase deviation method analyzes the deviation... Agent:

20150071566 - Pseudo-inverse using weiner-levinson deconvolution for gmapd ladar noise reduction and focusing: An apparatus and method for image processing of XYZ point clouds obtained from a GmAPD LADAR using low-pass filtering followed by high-pass filtering and deconvolution. Preferably, the low-pass filter parameters are developed numerically utilizing Weiner-Levinson Deconvolution (WLD).... Agent: Raytheon Company

20150071567 - Image processing device, image processing method and non-transitory computer readable medium: There is provided an image processing device including: a motion vector acquirer, a position generator, a weight calculator and an image generator. The acquirer acquires motion vectors with respect to a reference frame for pixels of an input frame. The position generator generates first position information indicating a position on... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

  
03/05/2015 > 102 patent applications in 45 patent subcategories.

20150063625 - Dynamic digital watermark: Some implementations may provide a computer-implemented method for validating a digital document, the method including: receiving, at a computing device, the digital document comprising at least two digital watermarks, the digital document issued by a central entity; retrieving a first digital watermark from the digital document, the first digital watermark... Agent: Morpho Trust Usa Inc.

20150063626 - Dynamic digital watermark: Some implementations may include a computer-implemented method for applying at least two digital watermarks to a digital document, the method including: receiving a digital document comprising visual contents; generating a first digital watermark to be visually presented at a first time point; generating a second digital watermark to be visually... Agent:

20150063630 - Apparatus and method for detecting obstacle: An apparatus and method for detecting an obstacle include a camera to photograph first and second images at different points in time successively. A calculator is configured to calculate a movement distance and a rotation amount of a vehicle by comparing the two images photographed by the camera with each... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150063643 - Automated, remotely-verified alarm system with intrusion and video surveillance and digitial video recording: An automated self-monitored alarm verification solution including at least a premises portion, a server portion, and an end user device portion. Alarm verification includes capturing by an image capture device at least one image in response to a detection event, and transmitting a first data signal including the image to... Agent: Checkvideo LLC

20150063638 - Commodity registration apparatus and commodity registration method: In accordance with one embodiment, a commodity registration apparatus recognizes and registers a commodity on the basis of a commodity image captured by an image capturing section, and detects whether or not there is a barcode in the captured commodity image. In a case in which a barcode is detected,... Agent:

20150063639 - Commodity registration apparatus and commodity registration method: A commodity is learnt and stored in an HDD on the basis of a commodity image captured by an image capturing section. Commodity registration is carried out through a key input. The commodity which is not stored in the HDD yet is stored in the HDD as commodity data when... Agent:

20150063642 - Computer-vision-assisted location check-in: In one embodiment, an uploaded multimedia object comprising a photo image or video is subjected to computer vision algorithms to detect and isolate objects within the multimedia object, and the isolated object is searched against a photographic location database containing images of a plurality of locations. Upon detecting a matching... Agent:

20150063631 - Dynamic image analyzing system and operating method thereof: A dynamic image analyzing system is provided, comprising: a photographing unit for taking pictures to acquire image, and a processing unit. The processing unit includes a space information analyzing module, a virtual frame forming module, and a transforming module. The space information analyzing module is used to acquire space information... Agent: Utechzone Co., Ltd.

20150063629 - Generation of high resolution population density estimation cells through exploitation of high resolution satellite image data and low resolution population density data sets: Utilities (e.g., systems, methods, etc.) for automatically generating high resolution population density estimation data sets through manipulation of low resolution population density estimation data sets with high resolution overhead imagery data (e.g., such as overhead imagery data acquired by satellites, aircrafts, etc. of celestial bodies). Stated differently, the present utilities... Agent: Digitalglobe, Inc.

20150063644 - Image capture and identification system and process: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.... Agent:

20150063645 - Image capture and identification system and process: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.... Agent:

20150063640 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A person detection unit in an image processing apparatus is input an image captured by an image capturing unit and detects a person from the input image. An observation target determination unit determines an observation target in the image captured by the image capturing unit according to an action taken... Agent:

20150063641 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording device: An image processing apparatus includes: an abnormality candidate region identifying unit configured to identify a candidate region for an abnormality from an image obtained by imaging inside of a lumen of a living body; a surrounding region determining unit configured to determine a surrounding region surrounding the candidate region; a... Agent: Olympus Corporation

20150063637 - Image recognition method and robot: An image recognition method according to one exemplary aspect of the present invention including the steps of: acquiring a shooting image generated by capturing an image of an object using an image generating device; acquiring subject distance information indicating a distance from the object to the image generating device at... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150063635 - Method and apparatus for evaluating results of gaze detection: The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for evaluating results of gaze detection, wherein these results are present or are obtained in the form of information which defines, for each of a multiplicity of successive times, a viewing direction detected at this time and a focal point identified... Agent: Sensomotoric Instruments Gesellschaft Fur Innovati Sensorik Mbh

20150063636 - Method and apparatus for processing digital images: A method and apparatus for processing digital images are provided. The method includes: recognizing faces from a plurality of images of a jumping subject; determining respective priorities for the plurality of images of the jumping subject, wherein an index of the priorities is based on face recognition information; and aligning... Agent:

20150063627 - Methods and apparatus to identify components from images of the components: Methods and apparatus to identify components from images of components are disclosed. An example method includes generating first keypoint signatures of an object from at least one image of the object and identifying the object using the first keypoint signatures. Identifying the object comprises: comparing the first keypoint signatures to... Agent:

20150063628 - Robust and computationally efficient video-based object tracking in regularized motion environments: A method and system for video-based object tracking includes detecting an initial instance of an object of interest in video captured of a scene being monitored and establishing a representation of a target object from the initial instance of the object. The dominant motion trajectory characteristic of the target object... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150063633 - Sensor location and logical mapping system: A system to locate and map a data collection device includes at least one image. The image may be included with a subsystem or a component monitored by the system. A data collection device, such as a smart sensor, is configured to detect a stimulus and to capture the at... Agent: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

20150063634 - System and method for detecting cargo container seals: Systems and methods are disclosed for detecting container seals. In one implementation, a processing device receives one or more images and processes the one or more images to identify one or more areas of interest within at least one of the one or more images, the one or more areas... Agent:

20150063632 - Systems, devices and methods for tracking objects on a display: Systems, devices and methods for improved tracking with an electronic device are disclosed. The disclosures employ advanced exposure compensation and/or stabilization techniques. The tracking features may therefore be used in an electronic device to improve tracking performance under dramatically changing lighting conditions and/or when exposed to destabilizing influences, such as... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150063647 - Apparatus and method for detecting obstacle: An apparatus and a method for detecting an obstacle are provided. The apparatus includes a memory configured to store program instructions and a processor that is configured to execute the program instructions. The program instructions when executed are configured to compensate a position of a second image based on a... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150063648 - Method and apparatus for recognizing road shape: A method and an apparatus are provided to recognize a shape of a road on which a vehicle is traveling. Road edge shapes on a left side and a right side of the vehicle are recognized, from positions of roadside objects detected based on detection information from an on-board radar.... Agent:

20150063646 - On-street parking management methods and systems for identifying a vehicle via a camera and mobile communications devices: Methods, systems and processor-readable media for identifying a vehicle for street parking management. An initial identification of one or more vehicles detected parked along a street can be generated based on one or more of a group of factors. The initial identification can be communicated to a user of the... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150063649 - Method and system for blood flow velocity reconstruction from medical images: A method and system for blood flow velocity reconstruction from medical image data is disclosed. Flow system geometry of a flow conduit is generated from medical image data. The flow system velocity includes an inlet, walls, and one or more outlets of the flow conduit. A measured velocity field is... Agent:

20150063650 - Identifying potential fracture treatment locations in a formation based on production potential: The present disclosure relates to identifying potential fracture treatment locations in a rock formation for oil and/or gas production based on production potential. One example method includes receiving internal imaging data of a core sample of a rock formation; generating a digital core sample model of the structure of the... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150063651 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method: A binarization processing unit generates a binary image by comparing the visual feature of each pixel of an input image with a predetermined binarization threshold and binarizing the value of each pixel of the input image based on the comparison result. The binarization processing unit performs this process while changing... Agent:

20150063652 - Pathogen determination in fluid: A computer-implemented method of identifying a pathogen likely causing an increased somatic cell count in a sample of fluid is described. An image of the sample of fluid is received. Pixels in the image are parsed to identify pixels representing somatic cells. The identified pixels are analysed to determine image... Agent:

20150063654 - Image inspection system, image inspection method, and recording medium storing image inspection program: An image inspection system, an image inspection method, and an image inspection program acquires a read image obtained by reading an output image, generates an inspection image for inspecting the read image based on data of a to-be-output image, acquires an inspection result including a determination whether the read image... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20150063653 - Method and system for providing efficient feedback regarding captured optical image quality: An optical image of a source document is captured. Two or more source document image test regions are then defined/determined. An optical image scan is performed on each source document image test region to determine if there are identifiable alpha-numeric characters or symbols present. If one or more of the... Agent: Intuit Inc.

20150063655 - Digital identification document: Some implementations may include a computer-assisted method for authenticating a person at a point of service, the method including: receiving a digital identification document including a digital biometric of the person and a digital watermark, the digital watermark encoding personally identifiable information of the person; retrieving the digital watermark from... Agent: Morphotrust Usa Inc.

20150063658 - System and method for digital watermarking: Some implementations may include a method for watermarking an identification document, the method including: modulating a spatial luminance pattern associated with a first digital watermark to encode a first portion of personally identifiable information; modulating a spatial chrominance distribution associated with a second digital watermark to encode a second portion... Agent:

20150063659 - System and method for digital watermarking: Some implementations may provide a method that includes: receiving, at a mobile device, data encoding a first digital watermark present on the identification document; extracting a first portion of personally identifiable information encoded by a spatial luminance pattern associated with the first digital watermark; receiving, at a mobile device, data... Agent:

20150063656 - System and method for digitally watermarking digital facial portraits: Some implementations may include a method for watermarking an identification document, the method including: receiving a digitally watermarked digital facial portrait of the person, the digital facial portrait embedded with at least one digital watermark identifying payload data linking the digital facial portrait to the person portrayed in the digital... Agent:

20150063657 - System and method for digitally watermarking digital facial portraits: Some implementations may include a method for watermarking an identification document, the method including: modulating a spatial luminance pattern associated with a first digital watermark to encode a first portion of personally identifiable information; modulating a spatial chrominance distribution associated with a second digital watermark to encode a second portion... Agent:

20150063664 - Biometric information processing apparatus, biometric information processing method, and program: A biometric information processing apparatus includes a processor; and a memory, wherein the processor is configured to extract auxiliary information representing a part of a body being captured together with biometric information from a plurality of images captured by an imaging unit; to trace the auxiliary information in a time... Agent:

20150063663 - Electronic device with fingerprint indentify function: An electronic device comprises a display module for displaying images, an indentify module and a substrate where the display module and the indentify module located on. When an object is pressed against the electronic device, the indentify module obtains a grayscale image of the object pressed against the electronic device... Agent:

20150063660 - Finger biometric sensor including sliding motion and static positioning based biometric data generation and related methods: A finger biometric sensor may include an array of finger biometric sensing pixels, and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry may be capable of acquiring finger biometric data from the array of finger biometric sensing pixels and generating image data from the finger biometric data. The image data may be generated... Agent: Apple Inc.

20150063662 - Function execution method based on a user input, and electronic device thereof: Provided is a method and apparatus for executing a function based on a user input. The method of executing a function in an electronic device includes: sensing a user input for selecting an object in a first area; recognizing a surface pattern of an input unit used for providing a... Agent:

20150063661 - Method and computer-readable recording medium for recognizing object using captured image: A system recognizes an object employed by an electronic device, by capturing an image using a camera module and transmitting information recognized from the captured image to an external electronic device connected with the electronic device via a communication network. The system receives information associated with the recognized information from... Agent:

20150063665 - Information processing device, specifying method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium: An information processing device includes an acquiring unit that acquires target information representing a shooting target shown in an image shot by a user and biological information acquired from the user when the image is shot for each plurality of images shot by the user. The information processing device includes... Agent: Yahoo Japan Corporation

20150063666 - Systems and methods for assessing images: Disclosed are systems and methods for assessing images in applications such as microscopic scanning of a slide having light emitting objects. In certain embodiments, such scanning can involve objects such as sequencing beads disposed on the slide to facilitate biological analysis such as nucleic acid sequencing. Also disclosed are certain... Agent:

20150063670 - Extraction of myocardial contour points: One of the preferred embodiments includes: (a) creating a summed 3D nuclear medicine imaging data by summing a plurality of 3D nuclear medicine imaging data pixel by pixel; (b) determining pixels corresponding to myocardial regions in the summed 3D nuclear medicine imaging data; (c) defining a plurality of tracing directions... Agent: Nihon Medi-physics Co., Ltd.

20150063667 - Methods and systems for evaluating bone lesions: Methods and systems for evaluating bone lesions include accessing a first dataset acquired from a patient with a first imaging modality and a second dataset acquired from the patient with a second imaging modality. A segmentation is performed on the first dataset to identify a subset of the first dataset... Agent: General Electric Company

20150063668 - Three-dimensionlal virtual liver surgery planning system: An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a three-dimensional virtual liver surgery planning system including: a digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) receiving module which receives an abdomen computer tomography (CT) volume data set from a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) server; a DICOM loading and noise... Agent: Industrial Cooperation Foundation Of Chonbuk National University

20150063669 - Visual suppression of selective tissue in image data: A method image data processor (318) includes a shape likelihood determiner (402) that processes voxels of image data and determines a likelihood that a voxel represents predetermined tissue of interest for a plurality of the voxels based on a shape of a tissue represented by the voxel, an opacity determiner... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20150063671 - Systems and methods for summing signals from an imaging detector: A system includes a detector and a processing module. The detector includes pixels configured to detect an event corresponding to energy from a radiopharmaceutical. The processing module is configured to receive a request for each pixel that detects energy during a reading cycle. The processing module is configured to determine... Agent: General Electric Company

20150063672 - Valuable document recognition system with qr code recognizability: A valuable document recognition system includes a main unit, and a circuit module including a microprocessor, a sensor unit for detecting the position of an inserted valuable document, a recognition module using an image pickup device and a bill recognition device for recognizing the authenticity, value and QR code of... Agent: International Currency Technologies Corporation

20150063673 - Ultraviolet anti-counterfeiting check verification method: The invention relates to a ultraviolet anti-counterfeiting check verification method which solves subjective defect and time consuming problems of the traditional verification methods, and comprises the following steps: a. collecting ultraviolet gray level image by a ultraviolet scanner; b. extracting a first binary image from the ultraviolet gray level image;... Agent: Chengdu Santai Electronic Industry Co., Ltd.

20150063675 - Method and apparatus for detecting defect of backlight module: According to embodiments of the invention, there are disclosed a method and an apparatus for detecting defect of a backlight module. Images that show components in the backlight module are acquired with a plurality of preset angles relative to a surface of the backlight module. The acquired images that show... Agent: Boe Optical Science And Technology Co. Lt.d

20150063674 - Profiling a manufactured part during its service life: Profiling a manufactured part during its service life, including capturing by an optical scanner images of the part, the part characterized by an expected service life and by attributes with specifications of design values, including capturing the images at more than one time during an actual service life of the... Agent: United Sciences, LLC

20150063676 - System and method for package dimensioning: A system and method for package dimensioning is provided. The package-dimensioning system includes an image capturing subsystem for acquiring information about an object within the image-capturing subsystem's field of view. A features-computation module analyzes object information and compiles a feature set describing the object's surface features. A classification module analyzes... Agent:

20150063677 - Scratch filter for wafer inspection: Methods and systems for filtering scratches from wafer inspection results are provided. One method includes generating a defect candidate map that includes image data for potential defect candidates as a function of position on the wafer and removing noise from the defect candidate map to generate a filtered defect candidate... Agent:

20150063683 - Building datum extraction from laser scanning data: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product provide the ability to extract level information and reference grid information from point cloud data. Point cloud data is obtained and organized into a three-dimensional structure of voxels. Potential boundary points are filtered from the boundary cells. Level information is extracted from... Agent: Autodesk, Inc.

20150063680 - Disparity calculating method and stereo matching device thereof: A disparity calculating method includes generating an energy matrix according to a first image-block and a second image-block, wherein the energy matrix includes a plurality of energies of a plurality of pixels corresponding to a plurality of disparity candidates; setting the energy corresponding to a starting pixel of the plurality... Agent: Novatek Microelectronics Corp.

20150063681 - Estimating depth from a single image: During a training phase, a machine accesses reference images with corresponding depth information. The machine calculates visual descriptors and corresponding depth descriptors from this information. The machine then generates a mapping that correlates these visual descriptors with their corresponding depth descriptors. After the training phase, the machine may perform depth... Agent: Ebay Inc.

20150063684 - Method, system and apparatus for determining a property of an image: A method of determining a property of an image (176) captured by a camera (127), is disclosed. Vanishing points (320, 330, 340) in the image (176). Each pixel of the image (176) is associated with one or more of the vanishing points (320, 330, 340) based on an orientation of... Agent:

20150063679 - System, method, and computer program product for a stereoscopic image lasso: A system, method, and computer program product for providing a lasso selection tool for a stereoscopic image is disclosed. The method includes the steps of obtaining a lasso region of a stereoscopic image pair based on a path defined by a user using a lasso selection tool. An object in... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20150063678 - Systems and methods for generating a 3-d model of a user using a rear-facing camera: A computer-implemented method for generating a three-dimensional (3-D) model of a user. A plurality of images of a user are captured via a rear-facing camera on a mobile device. A 3-D model of the user is generated using the plurality of images of the user captured using the rear-facing camera... Agent: 1-800 Contacts, Inc.

20150063682 - Video disparity estimate space-time refinement method and codec: A method for disparity estimation of stereo video data receives a sequence of frames of stereo video data. Image-based disparity estimation is initially conducted on a frame-by-frame basis to produce initial disparity estimates. A plurality of initial disparity estimates is grouped into a space-time volume. Disparity error is reduced in... Agent:

20150063685 - Image distortion correction method and image distortion correction device using the same: An image distortion correction method and an image distortion correction device are provided. The image distortion correction method uses a neural network model to perform a correcting operation on an original image so as to obtain a correction image with plural correction points. Firstly, a position coordinate of the correction... Agent: National Central University

20150063686 - Image recognition device, image recognition method, and recording medium: A delivery device according to the present invention includes a learning image storage unit, a first recognition unit, a second recognition unit, and a registration unit. The learning image storage unit stores at least one piece of learning image. The first recognition unit recognizes a recognition target image using the... Agent: Yahoo Japan Corporation

20150063687 - Robust subspace recovery via dual sparsity pursuit: A computer-implemented method of detecting a foreground data in an image sequence using a dual sparse model framework includes creating an image matrix based on a continuous image sequence and initializing three matrices: a background matrix, a foreground matrix, and a coefficient matrix. Next, a subspace recovery process is performed... Agent:

20150063688 - System and method for scene text recognition: Apparatus and method for performing accurate text recognition of non-simplistic images (e.g., images with clutter backgrounds, lighting variations, font variations, non-standard perspectives, and the like) may employ a machine-learning approach to identify a discriminative feature set selected from among features computed for a plurality of irregularly positioned, sized, and/or shaped... Agent:

20150063689 - Multi-cue object detection and analysis: Foreground objects of interest are distinguished from a background model by dividing a region of interest of a video data image into a grid array of individual cells. Each of the cells are labeled as foreground if accumulated edge energy within the cell meets an edge energy threshold, or if... Agent:

20150063692 - Image capture device with contemporaneous reference image capture mechanism: A hand-held or otherwise portable or spatial or temporal performance-based image capture device includes one or more lenses, an aperture and a main sensor for capturing an original main image. A secondary sensor and optical system are for capturing a reference image that has temporal and spatial overlap with the... Agent:

20150063690 - Method and device for detecting glare pixels of image: The present disclosure proposes a method and an electronic device for detecting glare pixels of an image including an object and an electronic device using the same. The method includes the following steps. First, the image is processed to remove overexposed pixels from the image to generate a first image.... Agent: Htc Corporation

20150063691 - Method and device for processing of non-aligned images and corresponding computer programme: e

20150063693 - Controlling a compression of an image according to a degree of photo-realism: A method of controlling a compression of an image according to a degree of photo-realism in the image, comprising computing a value indicating a degree of photo-realism for an input image based on a distribution of pixel luminance values within the image, calculating a configuration parameter based on the photo-realism... Agent: I.c.v.t. Ltd.

20150063694 - Techniques for combining images with varying brightness degrees: Techniques are described for combining two or more images that are taken with varying brightness degrees to generate a composite image. In one embodiment, at least two weight masks are generated based on one or more characteristics of the two or more images. A first image A first weight mask... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150063696 - Determining images of article for extraction: A content application determines images of an article for extraction. The content application identifies an initial image associated with a content of the article. A caption and a credit line associated with the initial image is detected and the initial image is extracted along with the caption and the credit... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20150063697 - Method and apparatus for segmenting object in image: A method and apparatus are provided for segmenting an object in an image. The method includes obtaining a first image including the object; receiving an input signal including information about a predetermined position in the first image; selecting at least one pixel included in the first image, based on the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150063695 - Technique for deblurring images: An image capture application captures a sequence of images via a digital camera. The sequence of images may have undesirable levels of blurriness due to the motion of objects in the field of view of the digital camera or due to movement of the digital camera itself. A deblur engine... Agent: Nvidia Corporation

20150063698 - Assisted ocr: A method including determining a position of each glyph in an image of a text document, identifying word boundaries in the document thereby implying the existence of a first plurality of words, preparing a first array of word lengths based on the first plurality of words, preparing a second array... Agent:

20150063699 - Line segmentation method applicable to document images containing handwriting and printed text characters or skewed text lines: A text line segmentation method for a document image containing printed text and handwriting, or document image containing skewed lines or printed text. Connected component (CC) are obtained for the document, and their bounding boxes and centroids are calculated. The CCs are categorized into three categories based on bounding box... Agent: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.s.a., Inc.

20150063700 - Multiple hypothesis testing for word detection: Embodiments disclosed pertain to Optical Character Recognition using Multiple Hypothesis Testing based techniques on images occurring in a variety of settings, including images captured by mobile stations. In some embodiments, a set of bifurcation points for a character cluster in an image may be determined. The character cluster may comprise... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20150063701 - Electronic device: According to at least one embodiment, an electronic device includes a display processor and a first processor. The display processor displays an electronic document and a plurality of handwritten strokes on the electronic document. The strokes include a linear first stroke having one end near an element in the electronic... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20150063703 - Mobile terminal and code recognition method thereof: A code recognition method for adjusting a User Interface (UI) rotation angle of a code recognition application depending on the direction of a recognition code or text entered through a camera is provided. The code recognition method includes detecting at least a portion of the recognition code from an image... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150063702 - Video alignment system: A video alignment system is described in which the location of a modulated spot in a video scene is estimated with correlation techniques including tracking multiple camera phase shift candidates and normalizing correlation sums with a voting system.... Agent: Trimble Navigation Limited

20150063704 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method and information processing program: Information corresponding to a face image preferred by a user as a whole is presented while considering a face element preferred by the user. An information processing apparatus identifies a priority of each of a plurality of elements included in a face in a reference face image. The priority is... Agent: Rakuten, Inc.

20150063705 - Method and apparatus, computer-readable medium for content aware multimedia resizing: A method for content aware multimedia resizing includes selecting at least one Region Of Interest (ROI) in an input multimedia, resizing the at least one ROI, and generating an output multimedia with the resized at least one ROI. An electronic device for content aware multimedia resizing includes a processor configured... Agent:

20150063706 - Alignment of start and end of dashed curves: Disclosed is a computer-implemented method of vectorizing a curve. The method determines a reference point distanced from the curve and a first point on the curve associated with the reference point, and a line running through the reference point from a tangent to the curve at the first point, where... Agent:

20150063710 - Conversion of digital images into digital line drawings: Techniques described herein convert digital images into images suitable for use as coloring book pages and the like. The techniques include applying a smoothing operator to at least one channel image of a digital input image to form at least one smoothed image. A scaling operator is then applied to... Agent:

20150063708 - Facial detection: In one aspect, there is disclosed a digital signal processor and method performed by the same for performing object detection, including facial detection, in a reduced number of clock cycles. The method comprises using Sobel edge detection to identify regions with many edges, and classifying those regions as foreground candidates.... Agent: Analog Devices Technology

20150063709 - Methods and systems of detecting object boundaries: Methods and systems described herein detect object boundaries of videos. A window around the pixel may be followed in adjacent image frames of the image frame to determine object boundaries. Inconsistencies in image patches over a temporal window are detected, and each pixel of the image frame of a video... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

20150063707 - Outline approximation for point cloud of building: A method, apparatus, system, and computer program product provide the ability to model a polyline boundary from point cloud data. Point cloud data is obtained and boundary cells are extracted. Potential boundary points are filtered from the boundary cells. Line segments are extracted from the potential boundary points and refined.... Agent: Autodesk, Inc.

20150063711 - Locating objects using images from portable devices: A method and/or computer program product assists in locating objects using a local physical device and one or more remote physical devices having image capture capability. A local physical device captures one or more reference images of an object, and shares identification metrics associated with one or more reference images... Agent:

20150063712 - Image capture and identification system and process: A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access information and initiate communication pertinent to the object.... Agent:

20150063713 - Generating a hierarchy of visual pattern classes: A hierarchy machine may be configured as a clustering machine that utilizes local feature embedding to organize visual patterns into nodes that each represent one or more visual patterns. These nodes may be arranged as a hierarchy in which a node may have a parent-child relationship with one or more... Agent: Adobe Systems Incorporated

20150063714 - Capturing text from rendered documents using supplemental information: A system for processing a text capture operation is described. The system receives text captured from a rendered document in the text capture operation. The system also receives supplemental information distinct from the captured text. The system determines an action to perform in response to the text capture operation based... Agent:

20150063716 - De-noising image content using directional filters for image deblurring: Systems and methods are provided for providing improved de-noising image content by using directional noise filters to accurately estimate a blur kernel from a noisy blurry image. In one embodiment, an image manipulation application applies multiple directional noise filters to an input image to generate multiple filtered images. Each of... Agent:

20150063715 - Method for processing image and electronic device thereof: An electronic device and a method for outputting an image in an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes an image acquisition module configured to acquire an image to apply an effect, a first filter manager configured to manage generation of a first image corresponding to an effect, a... Agent:

20150063717 - System and method for spatio temporal video image enhancement: A method for improving quality of low light video images including: receiving a current video frame; temporally enhancing it by applying a first weight matrix including higher weight factors for stationary regions and lower weight factors for moving regions to the received frame and a reference frame to generate an... Agent: Arecont Vision, LLC.

20150063719 - Image processing apparatus for removing haze contained in still image and method thereof: An image processing apparatus for removing haze from an image includes a haze brightness measurer, a transmission estimator and an image reconstructor. The haze brightness measurer is configured to measure haze brightness in the image. The transmission estimator is configured to estimate a blockwise transmission based on a final cost... Agent:

20150063718 - Techniques for enhancing low-light images: Techniques are described for enhancing quality of a first image that is captured in a low-light environment. In one embodiment, a second image is generated by brightening a plurality of pixels in the first image based on a predefined criteria. A third image is generated using an edge-preserving noise reduction... Agent: Qualcomm Incorported

20150063720 - Flash/no-flash imaging for binarization: Provided are methods and systems for generating a binarized representation of a document using a mobile device configured to provide a Flashed and No-flashed image of the document. According to an exemplary method, the Flash and No-flash images are aligned and blended, where the resulting image includes the No-flash image... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20150063721 - Efficient visual surface finding: A structure for determining a plane in a depth image includes dividing a portion of a depth image into a plurality of areas, fitting a two-dimensional line to depth points in each of the plurality of areas, and combining two or more of the plurality of two-dimensional lines to form... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150063722 - Efficient visual surface finding: A method and non-transitory program for determining a plane in a depth image includes dividing a portion of a depth image into a plurality of areas, fitting a two-dimensional line to depth points in each of the plurality of areas, and combining two or more of the plurality of two-dimensional... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20150063724 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium: An image group including at least one image is acquired, a layout candidate is created, by laying out images included in an acquired image group, and the created layout candidate is evaluated. Evaluation of the layout candidate is performed based on evaluation of each image laid out within a layout,... Agent:

20150063723 - Medical imaging apparatus and medical image management method: A medical imaging apparatus and a medical image management method provide information regarding image deletion to a user upon deleting stored images, thus allowing the user to intuitively recognize a storage capacity and to select a data capacity to be deleted. The medical imaging apparatus includes a storage unit storing... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20150063725 - Related image searching method and user interface controlling method: A related image searching method suitable for searching image files within a database is disclosed. The related image searching method includes steps of: selecting a context-of-interest from a displayed image according to a touch input event; analyzing a content characteristic in the context-of-interest area; determining an implication attribute of the... Agent: Htc Corporation

20150063726 - Image processing method and image processing apparatus: An image processing method includes: (a) reducing an original image to a reduced image; (b) generating a first correction value for each of pixels in the reduced image; (c) generating a second correction value for each of pixels in an intermediate image, using information on the pixel and the first... Agent:

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