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3-d Or Stereo Imaging Analysis

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Spherical lighting device with backlighting coronal ring
05/28/15 - 20150146970 - A method for capturing three-dimensional photographic lighting of a spherical lighting device is described. Calculation of boundaries of the spherical lighting device based on lighting properties of at least one light source in a set location of the spherical lighting device is performed. A mapping of multitude points of the...

Mesh reconstruction from heterogeneous sources of data
05/28/15 - 20150146971 - A system, apparatus, method, computer program product, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to reconstruct a surface mesh. Photo image data is obtained from a set of overlapping photographic images. Scan data is obtained from a scanner. A point cloud is generated from a combination of the photo...

Camara tracking apparatus and method using reconstruction segments and volumetric surface
05/21/15 - 20150139532 - Provided are an apparatus and method for tracking a camera that reconstructs a real environment in three dimensions by using reconstruction segments and a volumetric surface. The camera tracking apparatus using reconstruction segments and a volumetric surface includes a reconstruction segment division unit configured to divide three-dimensional space reconstruction segments...

Method, electronic device and medium for adjusting depth values
05/21/15 - 20150139533 - A depth processing method, an electronic device and a medium are provided. The depth processing method includes: obtaining a color image and a depth map corresponding to the color image; extracting a plurality of regions from at least one of the depth map and the color image; obtaining region information...

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus and distance correction method
05/21/15 - 20150139534 - An image processing apparatus for correcting, on the basis of an image and a depth map corresponding to the image, the depth map, includes: a detection unit that detects an object included in the image; a determination unit that determines whether a size of the object detected by the detection...

Silhouette-based object and texture alignment, systems and methods
05/21/15 - 20150139535 - An object-image alignment data generating method for use in an object recognition system is presented. The method obtains a 3D model and a set of 2D images of the object. Each 2D image from the set is captured based on a particular camera point of view. The method then uses...

Method and apparatus for building surface representations of 3d objects from stereo images
05/14/15 - 20150131897 - A method and apparatus for extracting surface representation from images and video data for segmenting image plane according to the surface connectivity, and identifying areas of images taken by a moving camera according to the object surfaces wherefrom the areas of images are taken, are disclosed. The invention discloses a...

Method and optical system for determining a depth map of an image
05/07/15 - 20150125070 - A method and optical system for determining a depth map of an image, the method including: determining a first focus measure of a first color in at least one region of the image; determining a second focus measure of a second color in the at least one region of the...

Pre-segment point cloud data to run real-time shape extraction faster
05/07/15 - 20150125071 - A method, apparatus, system, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to pre-segment point cloud data. Point cloud data is obtained and segmented. The segment information is stored. An indexing structure is created and instantiated with the point cloud data and the segment information. Based on the segment information,...

Processing of light fields by transforming to scale and depth space
04/30/15 - 20150117756 - Light field images of a three-dimensional scene are transformed from an (image,view) domain to an (image,scale,depth) domain. Processing then occurs in the (image,scale,depth) domain....

Method for processing at least one disparity map, corresponding electronic device and computer program product
04/30/15 - 20150117757 - In one embodiment, it is proposed a method for processing at least one disparity map associated to at least one left view and one right view of stereovision images. Such method is remarkable in that it comprises determining at least one modified disparity map that comprises, for a given pixel...

Shape from camera motion for unknown material reflectance
04/30/15 - 20150117758 - A computer vision method that includes deriving a relationship of spatial and temporal image derivatives of an object to bidirectional reflectance distribution function (BRDF) derivatives under camera motion, and deriving with a processor a quasilinear partial differential equation for solving surfaced depth for orthographic projections using the relationship of spatial...

Photograph localization in a three-dimensional model
04/23/15 - 20150110385 - A photo localization application is configured to determine the location that an image depicts relative to a 3D representation of a structure. The 3D representation may be a 3D model, color range scan, or gray scale range scan of the structure. The image depicts a particular section of the structure....

3d object tracking
04/16/15 - 20150104096 - Embodiments relate to tracking a pose of a 3D object. In embodiments, a 3D computer model, consisting of geometry and joints, matching the 3D real-world object may be used for the tracking process. Processing the 3D model may be done using collision constraints generated from interpenetrating geometry detected in the...

Image processing apparatus and image processing method
04/16/15 - 20150104097 - An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit acquiring a plurality of images, a corresponding point acquisition unit, a first fundamental matrix estimation unit, an epipole coordinate deriving unit, an epipole coordinate determination unit, and a fundamental matrix determination unit. The corresponding point acquisition unit acquires first corresponding points....

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...

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