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Target Tracking Or Detecting

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Deformable surface tracking in augmented reality applications
04/09/15 - 20150098607 - and applying adaptive thresholds on the key-point matching scores in determining successful matches of the image-key-points; performing motion detection of the marker in the video-captured scene and halting the application of the key-point matching score filter and suspending the restriction on the image-key-point searching if the marker is in significant...

Management of electronic racks
04/09/15 - 20150098608 - Computer program product and method for determining a location and identity of an electronic rack by a remote electronic device is disclosed. The method may include capturing an image of the electronic rack with a camera attached to the remote electronic device. The method may further include determining a visual...

Real-time multiclass driver action recognition using random forests
04/09/15 - 20150098609 - An action recognition system recognizes driver actions by using a random forest model to classify images of the driver. A plurality of predictions is generated using the random forest model. Each prediction is generated by one of the plurality of decision trees and each prediction comprises a predicted driver action...

Information processing system, information processing method, information processing device and control method and control program thereof, and communication terminal and control method and control program thereof
04/09/15 - 20150098610 - Merchandise management is implemented by recognizing a piece of merchandise in an image on a video in real time. A piece of merchandise and m-number of first local feature which are respectively 1-dimensional to i-dimensional feature vectors are stored after being associated with each other, n-number of feature points are...

Determination method, determination device, determination system, and computer program
04/09/15 - 20150098611 - A determination method for determining reliability of a selective binding amount of a substance to be examined obtained as detection intensity of a label when a labeled substance to be examined binds to a selective binding substance fixed as a spot on a carrier includes: determining a position of the...

Method and apparatus for detecting light source of vehicle
04/09/15 - 20150098612 - In a light control system, a captured image of a cruising direction of a vehicle is acquired, and a light source is extracted from the captured image. A probability for estimating a light source to be a vehicle light source originating from a vehicle is calculated based on light source...

Apparatus and methods for video alarm verification
04/09/15 - 20150098613 - A method for verification of alarms is disclosed. The method involves receiving an alarm signal trigger associated with an alarm signal, receiving video data from a premise associated with the alarm signal, rapidly analyzing the video data to test for the existence a significant event, and when a significant event...

Object tracking based on dynamically built environment map data
04/09/15 - 20150098614 - A computer-implemented method of tracking a target object in an object recognition system includes acquiring a plurality of images with a camera. The method further includes simultaneously tracking the target object and dynamically building environment map data from the plurality of images. The tracking of the target object includes attempting...

Dynamic extension of map data for object detection and tracking
04/09/15 - 20150098615 - A computer-implemented method of tracking a target object in an object recognition system includes acquiring a plurality of images with a camera and simultaneously tracking the target object and dynamically building online map data from the plurality of images. Tracking of the target object is based on the online map...

Object recognition and map generation with environment references
04/09/15 - 20150098616 - Exemplary methods, apparatuses, and systems for performing object detection on a mobile device are disclosed. A reference dataset comprising a set of reference keyframes for an object captured in a plurality of different lighting environments is obtained. An image of the object in a current lighting environment is captured. Reference...

Method and apparatus for establishing a north reference for inertial measurement units using scene correlation
04/09/15 - 20150098617 - A scene correlation-based target system and related methods are provided. A reference image depicts a remotely-positioned object having identifiable characteristics, wherein a reference directional vector is established relative to the reference image. A target image of a general vicinity of the remotely-positioned object has an unknown directional vector, the target...

Method and apparatus for estimating orientation of body, and computer readable storage medium of recording the method
04/09/15 - 20150098618 - A method of estimating an orientation of a body is provided. The method includes determining a reference point based on a first region of a body, calculating a translation matrix of a world coordinate system based on the reference point; determining a first vector based on the reference point and...

Methods and systems for determining and tracking extremities of a target
04/09/15 - 20150098619 - An image such as a depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. A grid of voxels may then be generated based on the depth image such that the depth image may be downsampled. A background included in the grid of voxels may also...

Position estimation
04/09/15 - 20150098620 - Methods and systems are described for determining eye position and/or for determining eye movement based on glints. An exemplary computer-implemented method involves: (a) causing a camera that is attached to a head-mounted display (HMD) to record a video of the eye; (b) while the video of the eye is being...

Method and system for recognition of abnormal behavior
04/02/15 - 20150092978 - A method for recognizing abnormal behavior is disclosed, the method includes: capturing at least one video stream of data on one or more subjects; extracting body skeleton data from the at least one video stream of data; classifying the extracted body skeleton data as normal behavior or abnormal behavior; and...

Method and apparatus for image collection and analysis
04/02/15 - 20150092979 - A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processor that can detect an event, access location information for a group of mobile communication devices that are each automatically capturing images, and identify a subset of the group of mobile communication devices that are in...

Tracking program and method
04/02/15 - 20150092980 - In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a computer implemented method of determining energy expenditure associated with a user's movement. A plurality of video images of a subject are obtained. From the plurality of video images, a first location is determined of a first joint of the subject at a...

Apparatus and method for providing activity recognition based application service
04/02/15 - 20150092981 - An apparatus includes an image receiving module configured to collect a depth image provided from a camera, a human body detection module configured to detect a human body from the collected depth image, and an activity recognition module configured to recognize an action of the human body on the basis...

Image processing apparatus and control method thereof
04/02/15 - 20150092982 - An image processing apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes: a processor configured to process an image according to a preset process in response to receiving the image; and a controller configured to control the processor in order to detect a figure of a human within a video frame based on...

Method for calibration free gaze tracking using low cost camera
04/02/15 - 20150092983 - A method and device for eye gaze estimation with regard to a sequence of images. The method comprises receiving a sequence of first video images and a corresponding sequence of first eye images of a user watching at the first video images; determining first saliency maps associated with at least...

Filtering device and environment recognition system
04/02/15 - 20150092984 - A filtering device includes an evaluation value deriving module that derives, for a pair of generated images having mutual relevance, multiple evaluation values indicative of correlations between any one of blocks extracted from one of the images and multiple blocks extracted from the other image, respectively, a reference waveform part...

Updating filter parameters of a system
04/02/15 - 20150092985 - Techniques are disclosed for estimating one or more parameters in a system. A device obtains measurements corresponding to a first set of features and a second set of features. The device estimates the parameters using an extended Kalman filter based on the measurements corresponding to the first set of features...

Face recognition using depth based tracking
04/02/15 - 20150092986 - Face recognition training database generation technique embodiments are presented that generally involve collecting characterizations of a person's face that are captured over time and as the person moves through an environment, to create a training database of facial characterizations for that person. As the facial characterizations are captured over time,...

Method of providing a descriptor for at least one feature of an image and method of matching features
04/02/15 - 20150092987 - A method of providing a descriptor for at least one feature of an image comprises the steps of providing an image captured by a capturing device and extracting at least one feature from the image, and assigning a descriptor to the at least one feature, the descriptor depending on at...

Methods and systems for efficiently monitoring parking occupancy
03/26/15 - 20150086071 - 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...

Methods and systems for monitoring a worker performing a crowdsourced task
03/26/15 - 20150086072 - 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....

Image frame processing including usage of acceleration data in assisting object location
03/26/15 - 20150086073 - 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...

Information processing device, information processing method, and program
03/26/15 - 20150086074 - 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...

System and method for face tracking
03/26/15 - 20150086075 - 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....

Face recognition performance using additional image features
03/26/15 - 20150086076 - 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...

Context-sensitive gesture classification
03/19/15 - 20150078613 - 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...

Methods and systems for scene recognition
03/19/15 - 20150078614 - 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...

Marking and tracking an area of interest during endoscopy
03/19/15 - 20150078615 - 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...

Methods systems apparatuses circuits and associated computer executable code for video based subject characterization, categorization, identification and/or presence response
03/19/15 - 20150078616 - 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...

Mobile terminal and method for generating control command using marker attached to finger
03/19/15 - 20150078617 - 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,...

System for tracking dangerous situation in cooperation with mobile device and method thereof
03/19/15 - 20150078618 - 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...

System and method for detecting obstacles using a single camera
03/19/15 - 20150078619 - 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...

Aircraft, methods for providing optical information, method for transmission of acoustic information and method for observing or tracking an object
03/19/15 - 20150078620 - 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...

Apparatus and method for providing content experience service
03/19/15 - 20150078621 - 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...

Systems and methods for image based tamper detection
03/19/15 - 20150078622 - 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....

Enhanced face recognition in video
03/19/15 - 20150078623 - 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...

Dynamic learning for object tracking
03/12/15 - 20150071487 - 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...

Imaging system with vanishing point detection using camera metadata and method of operation thereof
03/12/15 - 20150071488 - 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...

Isotropic feature matching
03/12/15 - 20150071489 - 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...

Three-dimensional object detection device and three-dimensional object detection method
03/12/15 - 20150071490 - 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...

Method and device for optically determining a position and/or orientation of an object in space
03/12/15 - 20150071491 - 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...

Abnormal behaviour detection
03/12/15 - 20150071492 - 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...

Information processing apparatus, control method of the information processing apparatus, and storage medium
03/12/15 - 20150071493 - 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...

Method and apparatus for processing images
03/12/15 - 20150071494 - 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...

Method and apparatus for locating information from surroundings
03/12/15 - 20150071495 - 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...

Methods and apparatus to identify components from images of the components
03/05/15 - 20150063627 - 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...

Robust and computationally efficient video-based object tracking in regularized motion environments
03/05/15 - 20150063628 - 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...

Generation of high resolution population density estimation cells through exploitation of high resolution satellite image data and low resolution population density data sets
03/05/15 - 20150063629 - 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...

Apparatus and method for detecting obstacle
03/05/15 - 20150063630 - 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...

Dynamic image analyzing system and operating method thereof
03/05/15 - 20150063631 - 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...

Systems, devices and methods for tracking objects on a display
03/05/15 - 20150063632 - 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...

Sensor location and logical mapping system
03/05/15 - 20150063633 - 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...

System and method for detecting cargo container seals
03/05/15 - 20150063634 - 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...

Method and apparatus for evaluating results of gaze detection
03/05/15 - 20150063635 - 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...

Method and apparatus for processing digital images
03/05/15 - 20150063636 - 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...

Image recognition method and robot
03/05/15 - 20150063637 - 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...

Commodity registration apparatus and commodity registration method
03/05/15 - 20150063638 - 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,...

Commodity registration apparatus and commodity registration method
03/05/15 - 20150063639 - 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...

Image processing apparatus and image processing method
03/05/15 - 20150063640 - 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...

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording device
03/05/15 - 20150063641 - 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...

Computer-vision-assisted location check-in
03/05/15 - 20150063642 - 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...

Automated, remotely-verified alarm system with intrusion and video surveillance and digitial video recording
03/05/15 - 20150063643 - 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...

Image capture and identification system and process
03/05/15 - 20150063644 - 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....

Image capture and identification system and process
03/05/15 - 20150063645 - 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....

Model for mapping settlements
02/26/15 - 20150055820 - A programmable media includes a graphical processing unit in communication with a memory element. The graphical processing unit is configured to detect one or more settlement regions from a high resolution remote sensed image based on the execution of programming code. The graphical processing unit identifies one or more settlements...

Multi-tracker object tracking
02/26/15 - 20150055821 - Systems and approaches are provided for tracking an object using multiple tracking processes. By combining multiple lightweight tracking processes, object tracking can be robust, use a limited amount of power, and enable a computing device to respond to input corresponding to the motion of the object in real time. The...

Method and apparatus for user recognition
02/26/15 - 20150055822 - A method for user recognition, comprising receiving user information from an information unit of a user; detecting the user face in a captured user image; and recognizing the user identity in the captured image according to a predetermined gesture associated with the user information and performed by the user....

Image inspection method and inspection region setting method
02/26/15 - 20150055823 - An image inspection method executed by an image inspection apparatus includes an acquisition step of acquiring an inspection target object image obtained by capturing an image of an inspection target object, a setting reading step of reading, from a storage device that stores inspection region defining information in advance, the...

Method of detecting a main subject in an image
02/26/15 - 20150055824 - A method for detecting a main subject in an image comprises the steps of: (i) computing a plurality of saliency features from the image (14) with a control system (20); (ii) generating a spatial weight map for each of a plurality of image segments of the image (14) with the...

Object detection apparatus and storage medium
02/26/15 - 20150055825 - 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 by performing processing in accordance with the position of a target pixel. The...

Dust removal technology for driver vision leverage
02/26/15 - 20150055826 - A system includes a way of improving an image obscured by airborne particles. The system includes a decomposition processor and an image generation processor. The decomposition processor decomposes an object of interest moving in a first image at a first rate of speed into at least one first subspace vector....

Motion capture while fishing
02/26/15 - 20150055827 - Various implementations described herein are directed to a non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions which, when executed by a computer, may cause the computer to automatically receive motion capture data recorded by one or more cameras. The computer may analyze the motion capture data to detect a...

Moving object detection method and system
02/26/15 - 20150055828 - A moving object detection method includes acquiring two depth image frames including depth information, which are obtained by continuously taking images of a moving object, the two depth image frames including a present depth image frame and at least one past depth image frame; dividing each of the two depth...

Method and apparatus for tracking object
02/26/15 - 20150055829 - A method and an apparatus for tracking an object are disclosed. The method includes determining a first position by a first tracking template and determining a second position by a second tracking template, the first and second tracking templates being formed based on first and second feature sets, respectively, the...

Automatically determining field of view overlap among multiple cameras
02/26/15 - 20150055830 - Field of view overlap among multiple cameras are automatically determined as a function of the temporal overlap of object tracks determined within their fields-of-view. Object tracks with the highest similarity value are assigned into pairs, and portions of the assigned object track pairs having a temporally overlapping period of time...