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3-d Or Stereo Imaging Analysis

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Methods and apparatus for determining field of view dependent depth map correction values
04/09/15 - 20150098644 - determining (34) on the basis of the determined depth of the received image at least one depth map correction value on the basis of the relative depth information....

Method, apparatus and system for selecting a frame
04/09/15 - 20150098645 - A method of selecting a frame from a plurality of video frames captured by a camera (120). The method determines features to which map points in a three dimensional space are projected. A histogram of the determined features for a plurality of regions in the frame is created. One of...

Visual-experience-optimized super-resolution frame generator
04/02/15 - 20150093015 - An image processor generates a Super-Resolution (SR) frame by upscaling. A Human Visual Preference Model (HVPM) helps detect random texture regions, where visual artifacts and errors are tolerated to allow for more image details, and immaculate regions having flat areas, corners, or regular structures, where details may be sacrificed to...

Digital watermarking based method for objectively evaluating quality of stereo image
04/02/15 - 20150093016 - A digital watermarking based method for objectively evaluating quality of stereo image includes: at transmitting terminal, extracting characteristics of the left-view image and the right-view image of an undistorted stereo image in DCT domain and embedding digital watermarking obtained by processing quantization coding on the characteristics into the DCT domain;...

Method and system for creating depth signatures
04/02/15 - 20150093017 - A method and system for creating a depth signature from plural images for providing watermark information related to the images. The method comprises analysing a pair of images, each image containing a plurality of elements, identifying a first element in one of the pair of images, identifying plural elements in...

Systems and methods for three dimensional geometric reconstruction of captured image data
04/02/15 - 20150093018 - In various embodiments, methods, systems, and computer program products for processing digital images captured by a mobile device are disclosed. Myriad features enable and/or facilitate processing of such digital images using a mobile device that would otherwise be technically impossible or impractical, and furthermore address unique challenges presented by images...

Method and apparatus for generating temporally consistent depth maps
04/02/15 - 20150093019 - A method and an apparatus for generating temporally consistent depth maps for an image are described. A first retrieving unit retrieves a representation of an image from the sequence of images by segmentation regions resulting from a temporally consistent over-segmentation. In addition, a second retrieving unit retrieves a depth map...

Method, device and system for restoring resized depth frame into original depth frame
04/02/15 - 20150093020 - A method, a device and a system for restoring a resized depth frame into an original depth frame are disclosed. The method for restoring a resized depth frame into an original depth frame includes the steps of: obtaining a first sub-pixel value from one pixel of the resized depth frame;...

Image-data processing device and image-data processing method
03/26/15 - 20150086106 - 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...

Use of three-dimensional top-down views for business analytics
03/26/15 - 20150086107 - 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...

Identification using depth-based head-detection data
03/26/15 - 20150086108 - 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...

Device and method for measuring surfaces
03/19/15 - 20150078651 - A device for executing a respective method is provided....

Method and system for determining a relation between a first scene and a second scene
03/19/15 - 20150078652 - 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...

Method and apparatus for performing a fragmentation assessment of a material
03/19/15 - 20150078653 - 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...

3d feature descriptors with camera pose information
03/12/15 - 20150071524 - 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...

Processing 3d image sequences
03/12/15 - 20150071525 - 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...

Sampling-based multi-lateral filter method for depth map enhancement and codec
03/12/15 - 20150071526 - 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...

Patient monitor and method
03/12/15 - 20150071527 - 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...

Systems and methods for generating a 3-d model of a user using a rear-facing camera
03/05/15 - 20150063678 - 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...

System, method, and computer program product for a stereoscopic image lasso
03/05/15 - 20150063679 - 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...

Disparity calculating method and stereo matching device thereof
03/05/15 - 20150063680 - 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...

Estimating depth from a single image
03/05/15 - 20150063681 - 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...

Video disparity estimate space-time refinement method and codec
03/05/15 - 20150063682 - 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...

Building datum extraction from laser scanning data
03/05/15 - 20150063683 - 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...

Method, system and apparatus for determining a property of an image
03/05/15 - 20150063684 - 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...

Method and system for providing three-dimensional and range inter-planar estimation
02/26/15 - 20150055853 - A system, apparatus and method of performing 3-D object profile inter-planar estimation and/or range inter-planar estimation of objects within a scene, including: providing a predefined finite set of distinct types of features, resulting in feature types, each feature type being distinguishable according to a unique bi-dimensional formation; providing a coded...

Method and apparatus for processing images
02/19/15 - 20150049937 - Provided is an image processing method including: receiving a depth map and a color image with respect to a predetermined scene; projecting a plurality of points included in the depth map, onto the color image; segmenting the color image, onto which the depth map is projected, by using at least...

Automatic geometry and lighting inference for realistic image editing
02/12/15 - 20150043806 - Image editing techniques are disclosed that support a number of physically-based image editing tasks, including object insertion and relighting. The techniques can be implemented, for example in an image editing application that is executable on a computing system. In one such embodiment, the editing application is configured to compute a...

Depth image compression and decompression utilizing depth and amplitude data
02/12/15 - 20150043807 - In one embodiment, an image processing system comprises an image processor configured to obtain depth and amplitude data associated with a depth image, to identify a region of interest based on the depth and amplitude data, to separately compress the depth and amplitude data based on the identified region of...

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and imaging apparatus
02/12/15 - 20150043808 - An image processing apparatus comprising: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a depth map acquisition unit configured to acquire a depth map corresponding to the image; a refinement unit configured to detect a saliency region from the image and to refine the depth map on the basis...

Stereo-motion method of three-dimensional (3-d) structure information extraction from a video for fusion with 3-d point cloud data
02/05/15 - 20150036916 - According to an embodiment, a method for generating a 3-D stereo structure comprises registering and rectifying a first image frame and a second image frame by local correction matching, extracting a first scan line from the first image frame, extracting a second scan line from the second image frame corresponding...

Stereo image processing device and stereo image processing method
02/05/15 - 20150036917 - Provided is a stereo image processing device, with which it is possible to compute disparity with high precision even for an object of a small image region size in a baseline length direction. With this device, an image matching unit (102) acquires a correspondence point of a reference image for...

Image processing method and system
02/05/15 - 20150036918 - s(X) and s(Y) are scalar functions representing the scale of the object poses X and Y respectively, R(X) and R(Y) are matrices expressing the rotation of object poses X and Y respectively, t(X) and t(Y) are vectors expressing the translation of object poses X and Y respectively, and σs, σr...

Method for data segmentation using laplacian graphs
01/29/15 - 20150030231 - A method segments n-dimensional by first determining prior information from the data. A fidelity term is determined from the prior information, and the data are represented as a graph. A graph Laplacian is determined from the graph from the graph, and a Laplacian spectrum constraint is determined from the graph...

Image processor configured for efficient estimation and elimination of background information in images
01/29/15 - 20150030232 - An image processing system comprises an image processor implemented using at least one processing device and adapted for coupling to an image source, such as a depth imager. The image processor is configured to compute a convergence matrix and a noise threshold matrix, to estimate background information of an image...

System and method for determining a depth map sequence for a two-dimensional video sequence
01/29/15 - 20150030233 - A system and method of determining a depth map sequence for a subject two-dimensional video sequence by: determining a plurality of monocular depth cues for each frame of the subject two-dimensional video sequence; and determining a depth map for each frame of the subject two-dimensional video sequence based on the...

Adaptive multi-dimensional data decomposition
01/29/15 - 20150030234 - A method of decomposing an image or video into a plurality of components. The method comprises: obtaining (10) an intensity signal of the image or video; and decomposing (30) the intensity signal into a component representing the three-dimensional structure shape of one or more objects in the scene and at...

Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program
01/29/15 - 20150030235 - Provided is an image processing device including a disparity detector configured to receive a plurality of 3D images and detect disparity of each of the 3D images, a disparity analyzer configured to generate statistical information about disparity of each 3D image using the disparity of each 3D image detected by...

Inferring spatial object descriptions from spatial gestures
01/29/15 - 20150030236 - Three-dimensional (3-D) spatial image data may be received that is associated with at least one arm motion of an actor based on free-form movements of at least one hand of the actor, based on natural gesture motions of the at least one hand. A plurality of sequential 3-D spatial representations...

Matching search method and system
01/22/15 - 20150023585 - A matching search method is utilized for performing a matching search from a first image block to a second image block in a stereo matching system. The matching search method includes obtaining a global offset of the first image block corresponding to the second image block according to an offset...

Depth map generation method, related system and computer program product
01/22/15 - 20150023586 - A depth map is generated from at least a first and a second image. A plurality of reference pixels in the first image are selected and associated with respective pixels in the second image. A disparity between each reference pixel and the respective pixel in said second image is determined,...

Method for generating a depth map, related system and computer program product
01/22/15 - 20150023587 - A depth map is generated from at least a first and a second image. Generally, a plurality of reference pixels are selected in the first image and associated with respective pixels in the second image. Next, the disparity between each reference pixel and the respective pixel in said second image...

Depth map generation method, related system and computer program product
01/22/15 - 20150023588 - A depth map is generated from at least a first and a second image. A plurality of reference pixels are selected in the first image. A cost function is used to associate each reference pixel with a respective pixel in the second image. A masking operation is used to identify...

Image recording device, three-dimensional image reproducing device, image recording method, and three-dimensional image reproducing method
01/22/15 - 20150023589 - The image recording device includes: an image information obtaining unit obtaining a first image of the object viewed from a first viewpoint, a second image of the object viewed from a second viewpoint, and viewpoint positions each for one of the viewpoints; a depth information generating unit generating depth information...

Methods for object recognition and related arrangements
01/15/15 - 20150016712 - Methods and arrangements involving portable user devices such smartphones and wearable electronic devices are disclosed, as well as other devices and sensors distributed within an ambient environment. Some arrangements enable a user to perform an object recognition process in a computationally- and time-efficient manner. Other arrangements enable users and other...

Image processing device and image processing method
01/15/15 - 20150016713 - There is provided an image processing device including a depth generation unit configured to generate, based on an image of a current frame and an image of a preceding frame of the current frame, a depth image indicating a position of a subject in a depth direction in the image...

Tagging virtualized content
01/15/15 - 20150016714 - Techniques for tagging virtualized content are disclosed. In some embodiments, a modeled three-dimensional scene of objects representing abstracted source content is generated and analyzed to determine a contextual characteristic of the scene that is based on a plurality of objects comprising the scene. The modeled scene is tagged with a...

Image matching method and stereo matching system
01/08/15 - 20150010230 - An image matching method is utilized for performing a stereo matching from a first image block to a second image block in a stereo matching system. The image matching method includes performing a matching computation from the first image block to the second image block according to a first matching...

System and method of detecting objects in scene point cloud
01/01/15 - 20150003723 - A system and method of detecting one or more objects in a three-dimensional point cloud scene are provided. The method includes receiving a three-dimensional point cloud scene, the three-dimensional point cloud scene comprising a plurality of points; classifying at least a portion of the plurality of points in the three-dimensional...

Picture processing apparatus, picture processing method, and picture processing program
01/01/15 - 20150003724 - A depth map generator generates a depth map of an input picture. A depth map correction unit corrects the generated depth map. A picture generator shifts pixels of the input picture, based on the corrected depth map, so as to generate a picture having a different viewpoint. A level difference...

Depth constrained superpixel-based depth map refinement
01/01/15 - 20150003725 - A method of forming a refined depth map DR of an image I using a binary depth map DI of the image, said method comprising segmenting (315) the image into a superpixel image SREP, defining (330) a foreground and a background in the superpixel image SREP, to form a superpixel...

Method of storing a content of a three-dimensional image
12/25/14 - 20140376803 - A method of storing a content of a three-dimensional image includes a processor initializing a register and a maximum number; the processor utilizing a stereo comparison algorithm to generate a depth information map corresponding to each frame of a three-dimensional image signal; the processor obtaining a depth value corresponding to...

Method and apparatus for identifying local features
12/18/14 - 20140369594 - identifying local features (fp) based on at least some of said epipolar lines (108)....

Computer vision database platform for a three-dimensional mapping system
12/18/14 - 20140369595 - A system is provided including a database that ingests data from disparate image sources, with a variety of image metadata types and qualities, and manages images geospatially through the creation and continued refinement of camera solutions for each data object included. These camera solutions are calculated and refined by the...

High-performance plane detection with depth camera data
12/11/14 - 20140363073 - The subject disclosure is directed towards detecting planes in a scene using depth data of a scene image, based upon a relationship between pixel depths, row height and two constants. Samples of a depth image are processed to fit values for the constants to a plane formulation to determine which...

Techniques for stereo three dimensional image mapping
12/04/14 - 20140355868 - An apparatus may include processor to retrieve a stereo three dimensional (S3D) frame of an S3D game, the frame comprising a red-green-blue (RGB) frame and depth frame; and an interest aware disparity mapping component to: generate a depth edge frame from the depth frame; and to generate a depth distribution...

System and method for preventing aircrafts from colliding with objects on the ground
12/04/14 - 20140355869 - A safety system for preventing aircraft collisions with objects on the ground is provided herein. The safety system may include gated imaging sensors attached to the aircraft that capture overlapping gated images which are images that allow estimating the range of the imaged objects. The overlap zones are utilized to...

Systems and methods for generating depth maps using a set of images containing a baseline image
12/04/14 - 20140355870 - Systems and methods for implementing array cameras configured to perform super-resolution processing to generate higher resolution super-resolved images using a plurality of captured images and lens stack arrays that can be utilized in array cameras are disclosed. An imaging device in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes at...

Stereo image rectification apparatus and method
11/27/14 - 20140348416 - A stereo image rectification apparatus includes: an input unit, for receiving a first image from a first camera and a second image from a second camera, wherein the first and the second camera are affine cameras; a feature point determination unit, for determining at least one first feature point on...

System and method to capture and process body measurements
11/27/14 - 20140348417 - The present invention is directed to system and method capture and process body measurement data including one or more body scanners, each body scanner configured to capture a plurality depth images of a user. A backend system, coupled to each body scanner, is configured to receive the plurality of depth...

Image processing apparatus and image processing method
11/27/14 - 20140348418 - There is provided an image processing apparatus, including a virtual viewpoint interval determination section which determines virtual viewpoint intervals corresponding to an image to be processed based on a parallax corresponding to the image to be processed and an image feature amount for each pixel in the image to be...

Method for reconstructing 3d lines from 2d lines in an image
11/20/14 - 20140341463 - A method for reconstructing—three-dimensional (3D) lines in a 3D world coordinate system from two-dimensional (2D) lines in a single image of scene detects and clusters the 2D lines using vanishing points. A constraint graph of vertices and edges is generated, wherein the vertices represent the 2D lines, and the edges...

Shadow detection method and device
11/20/14 - 20140341464 - Disclosed are a shadow detection method and device. The method includes a step of obtaining a depth/disparity map and color/grayscale image from a two-lens camera or stereo camera; a step of detecting and acquiring plural foreground points; a step of projecting the acquired plural foreground points into a 3-dimensional coordinate...

Image processing apparatus and image processing method
11/13/14 - 20140334715 - There is provided an image processing apparatus that includes a coefficient setting section, and a processing section. The coefficient setting section is configured to set a filter coefficient based on a correlation value in a color image. The processing section is configured to perform filter processing on a disparity image...

Apparatus and method for hierarchical stereo matching
11/13/14 - 20140334716 - An apparatus and a method for hierarchical stereo matching are provided. In the method, a reduced image is formed by reducing left and right images, and a first Trellis is performed on the reduced image. Then, a magnified image is generated by magnifying the size and the brightness of the...

Method and apparatus for compressing texture information of three-dimensional (3d) models
11/13/14 - 20140334717 - A 3D model can be modeled using “pattern-instance?representation. To describe the vertices and triangles, properties of the instance, for example, texture, color, and normal, are adjusted to correspond to the order in the pattern. The texture of an instance is encoded depending on its similarity with the texture of a...

Sparse light field representation
11/06/14 - 20140328535 - The disclosure provides an approach for generating a sparse representation of a light field. In one configuration, a sparse representation application receives a light field constructed from multiple images, and samples and stores a set of line segments originating at various locations in epipolar-plane images (EPI), until the EPIs are...

Automatic detection of stereoscopic content in video/image data
10/30/14 - 20140321732 - A method includes calculating, through a processor of a computing device communicatively coupled to a memory, correlation between two portions of an image and/or a video frame on either side of a reference portion thereof. The method also includes determining, through the processor, whether content of the image and/or the...

Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media for projectional morphological analysis of n-dimensional signals
10/30/14 - 20140321733 - Embodiments discussed herein in the form of methods, systems, and computer-readable media deal with the application of advanced “projectional” morphological algorithms for solving a broad range of problems. In a method of performing projectional morphological analysis, an N-dimensional input signal is supplied. At least one N-dimensional form indicative of at...

Method and apparatus for remote sensing of objects utilizing radiation speckle
10/30/14 - 20140321734 - Disclosed are systems and methods to extract information about the size and shape of an object by observing variations of the radiation pattern caused by illuminating the object with coherent radiation sources and changing the wavelengths of the source. Sensing and image-reconstruction systems and methods are described for recovering the...

Method and computer program product of the simultaneous pose and points-correspondences determination from a planar model
10/30/14 - 20140321735 - A method and software for the simultaneous pose and points-correspondences determination from a planar model are disclosed. The method includes using a coarse pose estimation algorithm to obtain two possible coarse poses, and using each one of the two coarse poses as the initialization of the extended TsPose algorithm to...

Moving-image processing device, moving-image processing method, and information recording medium
10/30/14 - 20140321736 - Provided is a moving-image processing device for determining interference between objects. A moving-image processing device (101) determines whether a first object drawn in a first moving image clashes with a second object drawn in a second moving image. The first moving image is accompanied by a first anterior-surface depth for...