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3-d Or Stereo Imaging Analysis

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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;...

Auto-convergence system with active learning and related method and machine-readable medium thereof
09/11/14 - 20140254917 - An auto-convergence system includes a disparity unit, a convergence unit and an active learning unit. The disparity unit performs a disparity analysis upon an input stereo image pair, and accordingly obtains a disparity distribution of the input stereo image pair. The convergence unit adjusts the input stereo image pair adaptively...

Disparity estimation method of stereoscopic image
09/11/14 - 20140254918 - A disparity estimation method of stereoscopic image is provided. A matching cost computation is executed for a first image and a second image, and one extreme value is selected from cost values corresponding to estimating disparities for each pixel to obtain a matching point corresponding to each pixel. And a...

Device and method for image processing
09/11/14 - 20140254919 - A device and a method for image processing include an image processing device that may extract a foreground moving object from a depth map of a three-dimensional (3D) image that may include an image depth map acquirer to obtain the depth map of a successive 3D image over a period...

Method and apparatus for enhancing quality of 3d image
09/11/14 - 20140254920 - A method of enhancing a quality of a 3 dimensional (3D) image includes classifying an input 3D image into a plurality of sub-areas based on noise characteristics of the plurality of sub-areas of the input 3D image, denoising each of the plurality of sub-areas of the input 3D image by...

Procedural authoring
09/11/14 - 20140254921 - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates generating a model from a 3-dimensional (3D) object assembled from 2-dimensional (2D) content. A content aggregator can construct a 3D object from a collection of two or more 2D images each depicting a real entity in a physical...

Image analysis method and image analysis apparatus
09/04/14 - 20140247976 - An image analysis method includes acquiring an image of at least one frame that comprises pixels, setting at least one analytic region for the image of at least one frame, extracting data on the pixel corresponding to each analytic region, setting time intervals for data pairs for use in correlation...

Real time stereo matching
08/28/14 - 20140241612 - Real-time stereo matching is described, for example, to find depths of objects in an environment from an image capture device capturing a stream of stereo images of the objects. For example, the depths may be used to control augmented reality, robotics, natural user interface technology, gaming and other applications. Streams...

Coordinated stereo image acquisition and viewing system
08/28/14 - 20140241613 - An image processing apparatus is provided, which includes a first calculation unit to calculate a first position of at least one first point sampled from an actual 3-dimensional (3D) object to be acquired as stereo 3D images, a second calculation unit to calculate a second position of at least one...

System for 2d/3d spatial feature processing
08/28/14 - 20140241614 - An electronic device (100) includes a first processor (802) and a second processor (804) coupled to the first processor. The first processor (802) is to receive image data from a first imaging camera (114, 116) and to determine two-dimensional (2D) spatial feature data representing one or more 2D spatial features...

Design and optimization of plenoptic imaging systems
08/28/14 - 20140241615 - The spatial resolution of captured plenoptic images is enhanced. In one aspect, the plenoptic imaging process is modeled by a pupil image function (PIF), and a PIF inversion process is applied to the captured plenoptic image to produce a better resolution estimate of the object....

Automatic image rectification for visual search
08/21/14 - 20140233845 - Disclosed is a computing device that can perform automatic image rectification for a visual search. A method implemented at a computing device includes receiving one or more images from an image capture device, storing the one or more images with the computing device, building a three dimensional (3D) geometric model...

Method for auto-depicting trends in object contours
08/21/14 - 20140233846 - Disclosed herein is a method for auto-depicting trends in object contours (referred to as ADTOC). At the heart of ADTOC is a sifting process to determine a significant angular value via evaluating a plurality of angular values in a predefined range. ADTOC is characterized in that a probe-ahead concept is...

Networked capture and 3d display of localized, segmented images
08/21/14 - 20140233847 - Systems, devices and methods are described including receiving a source image having a foreground portion and a background portion, where the background portion includes image content of a three-dimensional (3D) environment. A camera pose of the source image may be determined by comparing features of the source image to image...

Apparatus and method for recognizing object using depth image
08/21/14 - 20140233848 - An apparatus recognizes an object using a hole in a depth image. An apparatus may include a foreground extractor to extract a foreground from the depth image, a hole determiner to determine whether a hole is present in the depth image, based on the foreground and a color image, a...

Method for single-view hair modeling and portrait editing
08/21/14 - 20140233849 - The invention discloses a method for single-view hair modeling and portrait editing. The method is capable of 3D structure reconstruction for individual's hairstyle in an input image, and it requires only a small amount of user inputs to bring about a variety of portrait editing functions; after steps of image...

Feature point based robust three-dimensional rigid body registration
08/14/14 - 20140226895 - A method and system for registration of three-dimensional (3D) image frames is disclosed. The method includes receiving two point clouds representing two 3D image frames obtained at two time instances; locating the origins for the two point clouds; constructing two 2D grids for representing the two point clouds, wherein each...

Face impression analyzing method, aesthetic counseling method, and face image generating method
08/14/14 - 20140226896 - The face impression analyzing device (100) includes a facial form acquiring unit (10), a face component analyzing unit (50), a face impression determining unit (60), and a storage unit (70). The facial form acquiring unit (10) acquires facial form information representing a form of a face surface of a subject....

Device and method for measuring diameter of cylindrical object
08/14/14 - 20140226897 - Imaging a cylindrical object, left and right viewpoint images are stored to a data memory. To calculate a diameter D of the cylindrical object, a pair of measurement points designated on outlines of the left viewpoint image and corresponding points that are set on outlines of the right viewpoint image...

Variable-depth stereotactic surface projections
08/14/14 - 20140226898 - An implementation of SSP using variable depth for the vectors extending normal to the surface voxels of the brain so as to avoid white matter uptake extraction is provided. The implementation also provides the possibility to compare SSP for an individual amyloid imaging agent image to a SSP normal database...

Method and device for filtering a disparity map
08/14/14 - 20140226899 - The invention relates to a method for filtering a disparity map associated with one of the views of a stereoscopic image comprising the steps of identifying the pixels (xn) with which is associated an erroneous disparity value (d(xn)) by comparison with the disparity values of the neighbouring pixels (xn−1, xn+1)...

Method for increasing resolutions of depth images
08/07/14 - 20140219547 - A resolution of a low resolution depth image is increased by applying joint geodesic upsampling to a high resolution image to obtain a geodesic distance map. Depths in the low resolution depth image are interpolated using the geodesic distance map to obtain a high resolution depth image. The high resolution...

Method and system for on-site learning of landmark detection models for end user-specific diagnostic medical image reading
08/07/14 - 20140219548 - A method and system for on-line learning of landmark detection models for end-user specific diagnostic image reading is disclosed. A selection of a landmark to be detected in a 3D medical image is received. A current landmark detection result for the selected landmark in the 3D medical image is determined...

Method and apparatus for active stereo matching
08/07/14 - 20140219549 - An active stereo matching method includes extracting a pattern from a stereo image, generating a depth map through a stereo matching using the extracted pattern, calculating an aggregated cost for a corresponding disparity using a window kernel generated using the extracted pattern and a cost volume generated for the stereo...

Silhouette-based pose estimation
08/07/14 - 20140219550 - Estimating a pose of an articulated 3D object model (4) by a computer is done by •obtaining a sequence of source images (10) and therefrom corresponding source image segments (13) with objects (14) separated from the image background; •matching such a sequence (51) with sequences (52) of reference silhouettes (13′),...

3d photo creation system and method
08/07/14 - 20140219551 - The present application is directed to a 3D photo creation system and method, wherein the 3D photo creation system including: a stereo image input module configurated to input a stereo image; wherein the stereo image comprises a left eye image and a right eye image; a depth estimation module configurated...