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3-d Or Stereo Imaging Analysis

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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...

Method and system for analyzing images from satellites
10/23/14 - 20140314307 - Various embodiments provide a method for analyzing images generated from at least one imaging system on at least one satellite. The method comprises providing at least three images of an area of interest from the at least one imaging system, the provided images being provided from at least three different...

Three-dimensional point cloud position data processing device, three-dimensional point cloud position data processing system, and three-dimensional point cloud position data processing method and program
10/23/14 - - A technique is provided for efficiently process three-dimensional point cloud position data that are obtained at different viewpoints. A projecting plane is set in a measurement space as a parameter for characterizing a target plane contained in plural planes that form an object. The target plane and other planes are...

Preprocessing apparatus in stereo matching system
10/23/14 - 20140314309 - A preprocessing apparatus in a stereo matching system is provided. In the preprocessing apparatus, coordinate information of a stereo camera is received, a new address of a pixel of an image is specified in real time, and left and right images are interpolated, using the new address of the pixel...

Image deblurring
10/16/14 - 20140307950 - Image deblurring is described, for example, to remove blur from digital photographs captured at a handheld camera phone and which are blurred due to camera shake. In various embodiments an estimate of blur in an image is available from a blur estimator and a trained machine learning system is available...

Light estimation from video
10/16/14 - 20140307951 - Embodiments of the invention include a method and/or system for determining the relative location of light sources in a video clip. The relative location of a light source can be determined from information found within the video clip. This can be determined from specular reflection on a planar surface within...

Mixing infrared and color component data point clouds
10/16/14 - 20140307952 - The subject disclosure is directed towards mixing RGB data with infrared data so as to provide depth-related data in regions where infrared data are sparse. Infrared data, such as corresponding to point cloud data, are processed to determine sparse regions therein. For any such sparse regions, RGB data corresponding to...

Active stereo with satellite device or devices
10/16/14 - 20140307953 - The subject disclosure is directed towards communicating image-related data between a base station and/or one or more satellite computing devices, e.g., tablet computers and/or smartphones. A satellite device captures image data and communicates image-related data (such as the images or depth data processed therefrom) to another device, such as a...

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and electronic appliance
10/16/14 - 20140307954 - There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image processing unit configured to carry out adjustment that makes disparity larger than disparity corresponding to processed images, which are moving images to be processed, based on an amount of change over time in a magnitude of the disparity corresponding to...

Apparatus and method for detecting body parts from user image
10/16/14 - 20140307955 - An apparatus for detecting a body part from a user image may include an image acquirer to acquire a depth image, an extractor to extract the user image from a foreground of the acquired depth image, and a body part detector to detect the body part from the user image,...

System and method for floorplan reconstruction and three-dimensional modeling
10/09/14 - 20140301633 - Systems and methods for reconstructing a floorplan of a building for generating a three-dimensional model are provided. One aspect of the present disclosure is directed to a computer-implemented method for generating a three-dimensional model of a building. The method includes estimating a floor height and a ceiling height of the...

Low-complexity method of converting image/video into 3d from 2d
10/02/14 - 20140294287 - A low-complexity method of converting 2D images/videos into 3D ones includes the steps of identifying whether each pixel in one of the frames is an edge feature point; locating at least two vanishing lines in the frame according to the edge feature point; categorizing the frame into the one of...

System for background subtraction with 3d camera
10/02/14 - 20140294288 - A system for background image subtraction includes a computing device coupled with a 3D video camera, a processor of the device programmed to receive a video feed from the camera containing images of one or more subject that include depth information. The processor, for an image: segments pixels and corresponding...

Image processing apparatus and image processing method
10/02/14 - 20140294289 - There is provided an image processing apparatus including a stereo matching unit configured to obtain right and left disparity images by using stereo matching, based on a pair of images captured by right and left cameras, respectively, a filter processing unit configured to perform filter processing on the disparity images,...

Projector-camera misalignment correction for structured light systems
10/02/14 - 20140294290 - A method of misalignment correction in a structured light device is provided that includes extracting features from a first captured image of a scene, wherein the first captured image is captured by an imaging sensor component of the structured light device, and wherein the first captured image includes a pattern...

Cooperative photography
09/25/14 - 20140286566 - Imagery from two or more users' different smartphones is streamed to a cloud processor, enabling creation of 3D model information about a scene being imaged. From this model, arbitrary views and streams can be synthesized. In one arrangement, a user of such a system is at a sports arena, and...

Image processing method and associated apparatus
09/25/14 - 20140286567 - An image processing method includes: receiving a plurality of images, the images being captured under different view points; and performing image alignment for the plurality of images by warping the plurality of images, where the plurality of images are warped according to a set of parameters, and the set of...

Method for 3d object identification and pose detection using phase congruency and fractal analysis
09/18/14 - 20140270476 - Method for identifying objects within a three-dimensional point cloud data set. The method includes a fractal analysis (108) on a data set where the data set is comprised of data points (404) having positions distributed in three-dimensions. The fractal analysis facilitates identification of one or more object classes. The object...

Systems and methods for displaying a three-dimensional model from a photogrammetric scan
09/18/14 - 20140270477 - A computer-implemented method for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) model from a photogrammetric scan. An image of an object and a scan marker may be obtained at a first location. A relationship between the image of the object and the image of the scan marker at the first location may be...

Image mosaicking using a virtual grid
09/18/14 - 20140270478 - Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with generating a mosaic image using a virtual grid are described. In one embodiment, a method includes analyzing, by a processor of an apparatus, a boundary of a requested image to determine source images that collectively form an area that includes the requested image....

Systems and methods for parameter estimation of images
09/18/14 - 20140270479 - Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying the vanishing point, vanishing direction and road width of an image using scene identification algorithms and a new edge-scoring technique....

Determining object volume from mobile device images
09/18/14 - 20140270480 - Techniques are described for analyzing images acquired via mobile devices in various ways, including to estimate measurements for one or more attributes of one or more objects in the images. For example, the described techniques may be used to measure the volume of a stockpile of material or other large...

System for determining alignment of a user-marked document and method thereof
09/18/14 - 20140270481 - A system for evaluating a user-marked document including a user-marked response sheet having a response area and at least one image marker, a means for obtaining a digital image of the user-marked response sheet, a computer having programming to perform steps which include identifying three-dimensional position information of the at...

Recognizing entity interactions in visual media
09/18/14 - 20140270482 - An entity interaction recognition system algorithmically recognizes a variety of different types of entity interactions that may be captured in two-dimensional images. In some embodiments, the system estimates the three-dimensional spatial configuration or arrangement of entities depicted in the image. In some embodiments, the system applies a proxemics-based analysis to...

Methods and systems for measuring group behavior
09/18/14 - 20140270483 - Methods and systems for measuring group behavior are provided. Group behavior of different groups may be measured objectively and automatically in different environments including a dark environment. A uniform visible signal comprising images of members of a group may be obtained. Facial motion and body motions of each member may...

Moving object localization in 3d using a single camera
09/18/14 - 20140270484 - Systems and methods are disclosed for autonomous driving with only a single camera by moving object localization in 3D with a real-time framework that harnesses object detection and monocular structure from motion (SFM) through the ground plane estimation; tracking feature points on moving cars a real-time framework to and use...

Spatio-temporal disparity-map smoothing by joint multilateral filtering
09/18/14 - 20140270485 - A filter structure for filtering a disparity map includes a first filter, a second filter, and a filter selector. The first filter is for filtering a contemplated section of the disparity map according to a first measure of central tendency. The second filter is for filtering the contemplated section of...

Hybrid recursive analysis of spatio-temporal objects
09/18/14 - 20140270486 - A method for generating 3D-information from multiple images showing a 3D scene from multiple perspectives has: providing at least two hypotheses for the 3D-information; performing a multi-hypotheses test by matching the at least two hypotheses to the multiple images and determining a test-result hypothesis that fulfills a particular matching criterion;...