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Systems and methods for generating depth maps and corresponding confidence maps indicating depth estimation reliability
02/19/15 - 20150049915 - Systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention can perform parallax detection and correction in images captured using array cameras. Due to the different viewpoints of the cameras, parallax results in variations in the position of objects within the captured images of the scene. Methods in accordance with embodiments of...

Systems and methods for estimating depth and visibility from a reference viewpoint for pixels in a set of images captured from different viewpoints
02/19/15 - 20150049916 - Systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention can perform parallax detection and correction in images captured using array cameras. Due to the different viewpoints of the cameras, parallax results in variations in the position of objects within the captured images of the scene. Methods in accordance with embodiments of...

Systems and methods for measuring depth in the presence of occlusions using a subset of images
02/19/15 - 20150049917 - Systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention can perform parallax detection and correction in images captured using array cameras. Due to the different viewpoints of the cameras, parallax results in variations in the position of objects within the captured images of the scene. Methods in accordance with embodiments of...

Depth calculation device, imaging apparatus, and depth calculation method
02/12/15 - 20150043783 - A depth calculation device for calculating depth information on an object from captured first image and second image with different blur, the depth calculation device comprising: an extraction unit configured to extract a first frequency component and a second frequency component from each of the first image and the second...

Visual-based inertial navigation
02/12/15 - 20150043784 - A method includes: receiving sensor measurements from a pre-processing module, in which the sensor measurements include image data and inertial data for a device; transferring, using a processor, information derived from the sensor measurements, from a first set of variables associated with a first window of time to a second...

Distance calculator and distance calculation method
02/05/15 - 20150036886 - In order to be able to measure a distance with disparity resolution of a stereo camera or less and precisely measure a relative distance to a target even in the event of degradation of the imaging condition, a distance calculator includes a monocular distance calculation section 203, a stereo distance...

Method of determining a ground plane on the basis of a depth image
02/05/15 - 20150036887 - A method of determining a triplet of parameters defining a ground plane based on a depth image includes determining a plurality of triplets of parameters, each defining a ground plane, spatial filtering of the parameters, and temporal filtering of the parameters. The temporal filtering is dependent on an indicator of...

Hybrid multi-camera based positioning
01/22/15 - 20150023562 - A positioning server is connected to a collection of access points, base stations, NFC stations, and image or video cameras and the collected data is used for positioning objects. A plurality of electronic devices are paired with an object by tracking the position of the object based on imaging and...

Depth sensor data with real-time processing of scene sensor data
01/22/15 - 20150023563 - A method of improving depth sensor data in real-time based on scene sensor data is provided that includes aligning depth images of depth-scene image pairs generated by a depth-scene image sensor pair with corresponding scene images wherein, for each depth-scene image pair, the depth image is warped such that locations...

Pitch determination systems and methods for aerial roof estimation
01/15/15 - 20150016689 - User interface systems and methods for roof estimation are described. Example embodiments include a roof estimation system that provides a user interface configured to facilitate roof model generation based on one or more aerial images of a building roof. In one embodiment, roof model generation includes image registration, image lean...

Image surveillance system and image surveillance method
01/08/15 - 20150010213 - An image surveillance system and an image surveillance method are provided. The image surveillance method includes following steps. An image is captured, and at least one reference target is defined in the captured image. A monitored object in the image is identified. A distance between the monitored object and each...

Information processing device, communication counterpart decision method and storage medium
01/08/15 - 20150010214 - An information processing device includes an imaging unit, a storage unit that stores face images of at least two persons, including an owner of the information processing device, in association with a communication device owned by each of the at least two persons, an identification unit that identifies, based on...

Structured light depth imaging under various lighting conditions
01/01/15 - 20150003684 - A method of image processing in a structured light imaging system is provided that includes receiving a captured image of a scene, wherein the captured image is captured by a camera of a projector-camera pair, and wherein the captured image includes a binary pattern projected into the scene by the...

Information processing apparatus, assembly apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium
01/01/15 - 20150003685 - There is provided with an information processing apparatus. A detection unit detects a first region and a second region from a captured image. The first region includes a first portion of the measurement target that reflects a larger amount of light toward an imaging unit. The second region includes a...

Electronic device for extracting distance of object and displaying information and method thereof
12/25/14 - 20140376779 - An electronic device for extracting a distance of an object and displaying information and a method thereof. The method includes extracting relative distance information of at least two or more objects using a pixel distribution diagram sensed using a sensor of the electronic device and displaying information on an object...

Method for estimating direction of person standing still
12/25/14 - 20140376780 - The invention is directed to detecting a boundary position between a foot and a lower leg of a person in an image acquired by an imaging unit, the boundary position being a substantial boundary part, in a lower limb, between the foot, which is a part from a malleolus to...

Image processing device, method of controlling image processing device, and program for causing computer to execute the same method
12/25/14 - 20140376781 - There is provided an image processing device including a depth acquisition unit and a smoothing processing unit. The depth acquisition unit acquires a depth to a subject in correlation with a pixel in a captured image of the subject, and the smoothing processing unit designates a pixel in a region...

Recognition dictionary creation apparatus and method for creating recognition dictionary by the same
12/04/14 - 20140355838 - A recognition dictionary creation apparatus photographs a commodity by an image capturing section to capture the image of the commodity; measures a distance from the image capturing section to the commodity photographed by the image capturing section; generates a quasi-commodity-image in a state in which the commodity is imaginarily moved...

Systems and methods for performing depth estimation using image data from multiple spectral channels
10/30/14 - 20140321712 - Systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention can perform parallax detection and correction in images captured using array cameras. Due to the different viewpoints of the cameras, parallax results in variations in the position of objects within the captured images of the scene. Methods in accordance with embodiments of...

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
10/16/14 - 20140307925 - An image processing apparatus includes an attention area detection unit, a luminance parallax conversion unit, and a parallax estimation unit. The attention area detection unit is configured to detect an attention area including a desired subject from a standard image. The luminance parallax conversion unit is configured to perform a...

Gap/height difference measurement module for vehicle and control method thereof
10/02/14 - 20140294243 - A gap and height difference measurement module may include a mounting frame with a flange mounted on a first end thereof and a connecting frame mounted on a second end of the mounting frame, first and second housings mounted on both sides of the connecting frame respectively, a first light...

Systems and methods for gesture recognition for input device applications
10/02/14 - 20140294244 - Systems and methods for gesture recognition for input device applications are described. In one embodiment, a system for gesture recognition includes a pair of IR LED emitters, an imaging module such as a camera or other imaging device, an LED emitter control module and a processing module. The IR LEDs...

Position and orientation determination in 6-dof
09/25/14 - 20140286536 - A method for a six degree of freedom position and orientation determination of a known shape in a scenery is disclosed. The method includes taking a range image with a range imaging camera and a visual picture with a digital camera. The range imaging camera includes a sensor array with...

Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture to monitor environments
09/11/14 - 20140254880 - Methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to monitor environments are disclosed. An example method includes analyzing a first depth value corresponding to a coordinate of an object of an image captured by a depth sensor, the first depth value having been captured with the depth sensor positioned at a first...

Information retaining medium and information processing system
08/28/14 - 20140241586 - A prepaid card 2 retaining a prepaid code 31 has a marker 3a that is capable of determining a position and attitude relative to an imaging device 15 by being imaged by the imaging device. The prepaid code 31 is information that enables predetermined value or content to be acquired...

Determining a viewing distance for a computing device
08/21/14 - 20140233806 - A method, computer readable storage device, and apparatus for determining the distance a computing device is located from a user's face. An image of an individual is obtained. A first pupil location and a second pupil location are identified based on the obtained image. A first distance between the identified...

Object detecting method and object detecting device
08/21/14 - 20140233807 - In an object detecting method according to an embodiment, external reference points are set in external space of a model of an object and an internal reference point is set in internal space of the model. A table is stored in which feature quantities on a local surface of the...

System for forming an image on flexographic media
08/14/14 - 20140226862 - A system for forming an image on a flexographic media includes a digital front end that provides a screened image; locating transition points from data regions to non-data regions in said screened image; determining a distance between pixels in adjacent data and non-data regions; if the distance is greater than...

Projection of a plurality of structured light patterns
08/14/14 - 20140226863 - Systems and methods may provide for projection of a plurality of structured light patterns. In one example, the method may include generating a low-resolution pattern image utilizing a returned image, wherein the low-resolution pattern image is an approximation of an image that would have been generated utilizing a low-resolution pattern...

Measurement apparatus and program
07/24/14 - 20140205150 - A region-setting unit sets, in an image, a region based on one reference point designated by a user in the image or a predetermined region as an extraction region. An edge extraction unit extracts an edge of the subject based on an image of the extraction region. When a plurality...

Information processing device, system, and information processing method
07/24/14 - 20140205151 - An information processing device according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a detection unit, a calculation unit, a determination unit, and an estimation unit. The detection unit detects each three-dimensional position of a plurality of parts of an instruction object for indicating an image output surface. The calculation...

Position and orientation measurement apparatus, position and orientation measurement method, and program
07/24/14 - 20140205152 - A position and orientation measurement apparatus for measuring the position and orientation of a target object includes a first search unit which searches a geometric model for a lost model region corresponding to a lost image region in a range image, a determination unit which determines whether or not a...

System and method of measuring distances related to an object
07/10/14 - 20140193039 - A system and method for the measurement of distances related to an object depicted in an image. One aspect including delivery of supplemental materials for fenestration and for constructing insulating materials for fenestration. A digital image containing a primary object dimension and a reference object dimension in substantially the same...

Distance measurement apparatus and distance measurement method
06/19/14 - 20140169635 - A distance measurement apparatus which outputs a plurality of spot beams in a grid-like pattern from a laser device to a target object and measures a distance to the target object based on image data of the plurality of spot beams, the apparatus includes a distance measurement unit configured to...

Method and system for estimating attitude of camera
06/19/14 - 20140169636 - In a method of estimating a camera attitude, based on the past-detected position of a marker and an appropriate camera attitude provided during current frame imaging, the position of the maker to the current frame is approximately predicted. Through extraction of points which are near the predicted marker position (marker...

Method for self-calibration of a microscope apparatus
06/19/14 - 20140169637 - A method for calibrating a microscope apparatus (1) having a variable optical magnification system (13) and a detector device (12) is disclosed. First, a calibrating mode is performed, wherein an image (50) of an object (10) is captured at a known reference magnification value, two characteristic reference points (32a, 32b)...

Method for finding distance information from a linear sensor array
06/12/14 - 20140161321 - A method for determining a position using digital pixel data includes receiving pixel data from a position sensor device at a controller, sorting the received pixel data into pixel banks using the controller, identifying a maximum bank, a close bank, and a far bank using the controller, calculating a close...

Depth estimation using normalized displacement of image pairs
06/05/14 - 20140153783 - Systems and methods are provided for depth map estimation using normalized displacement of image pairs. In one embodiment, an image manipulation application identifies image pairs from an input image. Each of the image pairs includes an image portion from a first perspective and the image portion from a second perspective....

System and method for measuring features of plant by plant images and recording medium
05/29/14 - 20140147009 - A system for measuring features of plant by plant images is provided, which includes an image display module, a measurement specifying module and a computing module. The image display module is used for displaying at least one plant image. The measurement specifying module is used for specifying at least two...

Determining proximity of a camera to a subject based on shadow analysis
05/29/14 - 20140147010 - The present disclosure relates generally to cell phones and cameras, and to shadow analysis in images captured by such cell phones and cameras. One claim recites a smart phone comprising: a camera; and one or more processors programmed for: i) identifying a shadow cast by the smart phone or camera...

Image processing apparatus capable of generating object distance data, image processing method, and storage medium
05/22/14 - 20140140579 - An image processing apparatus includes a distance measuring unit configured to measure a distance from a target object and generate a distance image, a camera configured to acquire a captured image including the target object, a reliability calculating unit configured to calculate a reliability level with respect to a measurement...

Image recognizing apparatus and method
05/01/14 - 20140119609 - An image recognizing apparatus includes a sample image acquiring unit configured to acquire a sample image having one or more target objects therein from a camera; and a reference range setting unit configured to calculate image locations and image heights for the respective target objects from the sample image and...

Distance measurement method and system, and processing software thereof
04/17/14 - 20140105465 - A distance measurement system and method are provided. The distance measurement method first projects a light beam with a speckle pattern to reference planes and an object to allow the reference planes and a surface of the object each have an image of the speckle pattern, the speckle pattern having...

Apparatus and method for processing color image using depth image
03/20/14 - 20140079288 - An image processing apparatus and method using a depth image are provided. The image processing apparatus may include a region determination unit to determine a foreground region and a background region in a color image using a depth image, and a color compensation unit to compensate a color with respect...

Scale, encoder, lens apparatus, and image pickup system
03/06/14 - 20140064565 - A scale (20) has a plurality of patterns so as to spatially modulate an energy distribution, and the scale includes a first pattern having a first modulation period in a moving direction, and a second pattern having a second modulation period different from the first modulation period in the moving...

Dynamic focus for computational imaging
02/13/14 - 20140044314 - A method for all-in-focus image reconstruction and depth map generation in an imaging device is provided that includes capturing a multi-focus image by the imaging device, partitioning the multi-focus image into a plurality of blocks, determining, for each block of the plurality of blocks, a best inverse multi-focus point spread...

Automatic mob sensor timing adjustment
01/30/14 - 20140029805 - When reading calibration chevrons during mark-on-belt (MOB) sensor timing calibration, cyan portions or legs of printed chevrons are detected in order to determine a timing window offset adjustment. Depending on which of the six cyan legs on the left side of the chevrons are detected, a determination can be made...

Object searching apparatus, object searching method and computer-readable recording medium
01/30/14 - 20140029806 - In an object searching apparatus for searching through a database of objects, an image pickup unit repeatedly shoots a subject with the optical axis moved to obtain plural pieces of image data. A distance from the image pickup unit to the subject is calculated based on the plural pieces of...

Iris recognition using localized zernike moments
01/23/14 - 20140023240 - A system receives an iris image and segments the iris region. The segmented iris region is mapped to a unit disk and partitioned into local iris regions (or sectors) as a function of the radius and angle The system calculates localized Zernike moments for a plurality of regions of the...

Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program product
01/16/14 - 20140016827 - According to an embodiment, an image processing device includes a generator, a determinator, and a processor. The generator is configured to generate a refocused image focused at a predetermined distance from a plurality of unit images for which points on an object are imaged at different positions according to distances...

Identifying an area of interest in imagery
12/26/13 - 20130343612 - Among other things, one or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for identifying an area of interest comprising a desired object in imagery (e.g., so an image comprising the desired object may be altered in some manner). A determination can be made as to whether a capture event occurs within...

Camera-based method for determining distance in the case of a vehicle at standstill
12/26/13 - 20130343613 - Methods for distance determination, as are used, for example, in parking assistance systems are described. In a vehicle at standstill, the method involves detecting a first predefined event that occurs in connection with a pitching motion of the vehicle, and based on the detection of the first event, activating the...

Position estimation device, position estimation method, and computer program product
12/19/13 - 20130336539 - According to an embodiment, a position estimation device includes first and second obtaining units, first and second calculators, and an estimating unit. The first obtaining unit is configured to obtain first data about a size and a position of an object in a first image. The second obtaining unit is...

Displacement detection device
12/12/13 - 20130329962 - A displacement detection device includes a light source, an image sensor and a processing unit. The light source is configured to illuminate a work surface. The image sensor is configured to capture reflected light from the work surface and to output an image frame. The processing unit is configured to...

Storage media for computing position of object using speckle pattern
12/12/13 - 20130329963 - A storage media provided by the present invention, has a non-transitory processing software for computing a position of an object in a distance measurement system, the execution of the processing software comprising: receiving a plurality of reference image information contained in an image with a speckle pattern, wherein the image...

Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable recording medium, and image processing method
11/21/13 - 20130308826 - A technique that enables an image distortion caused on a pseudo image of an object to be reduced is provided. In order to achieve the object, an image processor includes a first obtaining section for obtaining a base image, a second obtaining section for obtaining first pieces of distance information,...

Optical overhead wire measurement
10/31/13 - 20130287262 - A method (20) is described for optically measuring the three-dimensional location of one or more wires W, in a group of wires W1-Wn, such a overhead power cables in an electric rail system. A first step (22) comprises obtaining stereoscopic image data for each of the wires W from the...

Location correction apparatus and method
10/24/13 - 20130279760 - Disclosed herein is a location correction apparatus and method. The location correction apparatus includes a reference object search unit for searching a pre-stored geographic object database (DB) for one or more objects corresponding to objects included in a captured image and setting a reference object to be used to correct...

Method and apparatus for solving position and orientation from correlated point features in images
10/17/13 - 20130272581 - A method and apparatus for determining a position and attitude of at least one camera by calculating and extracting estimated rotation and translation values from an estimated fundamental matrix based on information from at least a first and second 2D image. Variable substitution is utilized to strengthen derivatives and provide...

Methods for generating stereoscopic views from monoscopic endoscope images and systems using the same
10/03/13 - 20130259315 - Methods for generating stereoscopic views from monoscopic endoscope images and systems using the same are provided. First, monoscopic images are obtained by capturing images of organs in an operating field via an endoscope. A back-ground depth map of the operating field is obtained for each image. An instrument depth map...

Image processing apparatus and method for vehicle
09/26/13 - 20130251209 - Embodiments of the invention relate to an image processing apparatus and method of a black box system for vehicles, which can simplify an analysis stage without causing any Doppler effect by directly analyzing an image of a camera basically mounted to the black box for vehicles, and which includes a...

Vehicle surroundings monitoring device
09/19/13 - 20130243261 - When it is determined that a type of a physical body in real space corresponding to an image portion is a crossing pedestrian, a distance calculating unit 13 performs a first distance calculating process of calculating a distance between a vehicle 1 and the physical body, on the basis of...

Method for quantifying the effective height of fibers emanating from a surface
09/05/13 - 20130230213 - The present disclosure provides a method for counting the number of fibers emanating from the surface of a web substrate....

Computing high dynamic range photographs
08/29/13 - 20130223690 - Computing high dynamic range photographs is described for example, to enable high ranges of intensities to be represented in a single image. In various embodiments two or more photographs of the same scene taken at different exposure levels are combined in a way which takes into account intensity or other...

Systems and methods for sketching designs in context
08/29/13 - 20130223691 - A method, a system, and a computer program product for graphically representing physical objects in a contextual setting are disclosed. A first data for a predetermined location, at least one distance measurement between at least two location points at the predetermined location, and at least one image of at least...

Systems and methods for estimation of building wall area
08/08/13 - 20130202157 - A wall area estimation system generates an estimated wall area measurement of a building based on the received roof measurements (e.g., those generated by, received from or found in a three dimensional model of the roof) and a reference distance. The reference distance is a measurement indicative of a distance...

Method and system for measuring bumps based on phase and amplitude information
07/04/13 - 20130170712 - A device for measuring a height of a microscopic structure, the device may include: a storage circuit arranged to store information that comprises amplitude information and phase information, wherein the information is indicative of a shape and a size of the microscopic structure; a mask generation circuit arranged to threshold...

Method and device for detecting distance, identifying positions of targets, and identifying current position in smart portable device
06/27/13 - 20130163824 - An electronic device for recognizing a position of a target object in a smart portable device includes a distance detection device for determining a distance between the smart portable device and the target object according to an image of the target object, a direction determination unit for acquiring a direction...

Image information processing apparatus and method for controlling the same
06/20/13 - 20130156268 - An image information processing apparatus performs three-dimensional measurement of an object using a captured image obtained by projecting onto the object a projection pattern containing a two-dimensional symbol sequence that is obtained by assigning a predetermined symbol to each code in a projection code string in which a plurality of...

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, display apparatus, display method, and computer readable recording medium
06/13/13 - 20130148859 - The perspective in the captured image is enhanced. Provided is an image processing apparatus including: a detecting section that detects a subject distance in each region of a captured image; and an image processing section that changes a distance perspective of an image of the region depending on the subject...

System and method for performing depth estimation utilizing defocused pillbox images
06/06/13 - 20130142394 - A system and method for performing a depth estimation procedure utilizing defocused pillbox images includes a camera device with a sensor device for capturing pillbox blur images of a photographic target. The camera utilizes a depth estimator for performing a Gaussianization procedure that transforms the pillbox blur images into corresponding...

Distance measurement apparatus and method
06/06/13 - 20130142395 - A distance measurement apparatus and a distance measurement method are provided. The apparatus includes a line-shaped laser transmitter, an image sensing device and a processing unit. The line-shaped laser transmitter transmits a line-shaped laser, and the image sensing device senses the line-shaped laser to output a line-shaped laser image. The...

Estimation of shift and small image distortion
06/06/13 - 20130142396 - Disclosed is method of measuring the displacement between a reference region of a reference image and a sample region of a sample image. The method spatially varies the reference region using a one-dimensional filter having complex kernel values, wherein a length (radius) and direction (angle or tangent segment) of the...