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Feature Extraction

Feature Extraction patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

09/18/14 - 20140270530 - Duplicate/near duplicate detection and image registration
Embodiments are disclosed for detecting duplicate and near duplicate images. An exemplary method includes receiving an original image, preparing the image for fingerprinting, and calculating an image fingerprint, the fingerprint expressed as a sequence of numbers. The method further includes comparing the image fingerprint thus obtained with a set of...

08/28/14 - 20140241632 - Imaging apparatus and image processing method
Disclosed is an imaging apparatus for generating data of a phase image based on an interference pattern acquired by a shearing interferometer, including: a differential phase data calculating unit that calculates first differential phase data expressing a change of a phase in a first direction and second differential phase data...

08/21/14 - 20140233854 - Real time object scanning using a mobile phone and cloud-based visual search engine
A system for tagging an object comprises and interface and a processor. The interface is configured to receive an image. The processor is configured to determine a key frame. Determining a key frame comprises determining that the image is stable. The processor is configured to determine a tag for an...

08/21/14 - 20140233855 - Verifying vendor identification and organization affiliation of an individual arriving at a threshold location
A client captures at least one identification indicator of an individual arriving at a threshold representing themself as a vendor of an organization. The client extracts vendor indicia and organization indicia from the captured identification. The client sends a query comprising the organization indicia to an identification service. Responsive to...

08/21/14 - 20140233856 - Method for constructing a composite image incorporating a hidden authentication image
A method is provided for constructing a composite image having an authentication image formed therein. The authentication image is viewable using a decoder lens having one or more decoder lens frequencies. The method includes generating two gray-scale component images having tonal areas that are tonally balanced around at least one...

08/07/14 - 20140219566 - Methods and systems for content processing
Cell phones and other portable devices are equipped with a variety of technologies by which existing functionality can be improved, and new functionality can be provided. Some relate to visual search capabilities, and responding to different image inputs and different contexts. Others relate to processing of image data. Still others...

08/07/14 - 20140219567 - Keypoint descriptor generation by complex wavelet analysis
The present application relates to a method of generating a keypoint descriptor for identifying an object in an image or a sequence of images, the keypoint descriptor being substantially invariant to a transformation of the object in the image. The method includes receiving object data representing an object for identification...

08/07/14 - 20140219568 - Automated user information provision using images
A method for automated user information provision using an image includes requesting at least one user information image in response to receiving a user information form from a requesting entity over a network. The at least one user information image is received from a camera. The at least one user...

07/31/14 - 20140212044 - Image matching using subspace-based discrete transform encoded local binary patterns
Determining a match between the subjects of first and second images as a function of decimal-number representations of regions of the first and second images. The decimal-number representations are generated by performing discrete transforms on the regions so as to obtain discrete-transform coefficients, performing local-bit-pattern encoding of the coefficients to...

07/31/14 - 20140212045 - Characteristic point coordination system, characteristic point coordination method, and recording medium
Provided is a characteristic point associating system including: a set creating unit to receive a plurality of characteristic point groups to be compared, and to create a plurality of characteristic point pair sets by grouping together characteristic point pairs that are close to one another in terms of local conversion...

07/24/14 - 20140205194 - Information processing apparatus and computer-readable medium
An information processing apparatus includes a feature extraction unit, and a storage unit. The feature extraction unit extracts an extracted feature value indicating a characteristic of a target image, from a feature extraction area set by a user. The storage unit stores the extracted feature value in a database and...

07/17/14 - 20140198986 - System and method for image selection using multivariate time series analysis
An image selection method includes receiving a collection of images and optionally, filtering the collection of images. The filtering may include removing images that are near-duplicates of other images in the collection. A plurality of features is extracted from each of the images in the optionally-filtered collection. The optionally-filtered collection...

07/10/14 - 20140193076 - Compressive sensing with local geometric features
Methods and apparatuses for compressive sensing that enable efficient recovery of features in an input signal based on acquiring a few measurements corresponding to the input signal. One method of compressive sensing includes folding an image to generate first and second folds, and recovering a feature of the image based...

07/10/14 - 20140193077 - Image retrieval apparatus, image retrieval method, query image providing apparatus, query image providing method, and program
An image retrieval apparatus generates an image feature list having a high and/or a low discrimination capability against other images based on the number of stored image features. Based on the image feature list, the image retrieval apparatus selects feature points extracted from a query image....

07/03/14 - 20140185935 - Product image processor, product image processing method, information recording medium, and program
In order to obtain feature images representing features of products from product images, in a product image processor (101), a receiver (102) receives product images each representing one product in a group of products with a common composition; a calculator (103) calculates a degree of scattering of pixel values at...

06/26/14 - 20140177963 - Pixel object detection in digital images method and system
A user touches a touch sensitive display or otherwise provides input comprising “stroke” gestures to trace areas which are to be the subject of post-processing functions. The stroke area is highlighted and can be added to or corrected by additional stroke and “erase” gestures. Pixel objects are detected proximate to...

06/26/14 - 20140177964 - Video image search
Techniques disclosed herein provide for conducting an image search of video frames using a captured image of a display or a screen capture of a media item during playback. Results of the image search may be used to play back a corresponding video from the point in the video at...

06/19/14 - 20140169677 - Perceptual bias level estimation for hand-drawn sketches in sketch-photo matching
This invention, which relates to retrieving an object from a video or a photo where the object matches a hand-drawn sketch, discloses a method for automatically estimating a perceptual bias level with respect to a feature of the sketch. The method allows estimation based on the sketch alone without involving...

06/12/14 - 20140161354 - Method and apparatus for semantic extraction and video remix creation
A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for extracting semantic information from user-generated media content to create a video remix which is semantically enriched. An exemplary method comprises extracting media content data and sensor data from a plurality of media content, wherein the sensor data comprises a plurality...

06/05/14 - 20140153830 - Systems, methods and computer program products for processing financial documents
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an image of a tender document; performing optical character recognition (OCR) on the image; extracting an identifier of the tender document from the image based at least in part on the OCR; comparing the extracted identifier with content from one or more data...

06/05/14 - 20140153831 - Collation/retrieval system, collation/retrieval server, image feature extraction apparatus, collation/retrieval method, and program
The present invention is a collation/retrieval system collating a product manufactured by or delivered from a producer or a distributor with a product to be collated comprising: a storage unit that stores an image feature of a predetermined collation area of the product determined in advance at a position relative...

05/29/14 - 20140147048 - Document quality measurement
Systems and methods are disclosed herein for ranking the quality of documents, such as documents shared or referenced in postings by users. For a first set of documents quality attributes that are indicative of quality or lack of quality are identified. Ratings of the quality of the first set of...

05/29/14 - 20140147049 - Corresponding point searching apparatus
A corresponding point candidate determiner (108) determines whether plural correlation peaks appear, based on a correlation value calculated by a corresponding point determiner (107). In the case where the corresponding point candidate determiner (108) determines that plural correlation peaks appear, the corresponding point determiner (107) calculates a ratio between the...

05/22/14 - 20140140623 - Feature searching based on feature quality information
Techniques for searching in an image for a particular block of pixels that represents a feature are described herein. The techniques may include generating feature quality information indicating a quality of the feature with respect to blocks of pixels of the image. The feature quality information may be utilized to...

05/15/14 - 20140133756 - Rank-based image piling
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for selectively providing images. In one aspect, a method includes receiving image data that specify feature values for a plurality of images. The image data include, for each image, location data that specify a geographic location for...

05/15/14 - 20140133757 - Creating social network groups
Embodiments generally relate to creating groups in a social network system. In one embodiment, a method includes recognizing at least one person in the at least one photo associated with a target user in a social network system, where the recognizing is based at least in part on social relevance....

05/08/14 - 20140126824 - Efficient inner product computation for image and video analysis
A computationally efficient approach to determining inner products between feature vectors is provided that eliminates or reduces the need for multiplication, and more specifically, provides an efficient and accurate basis selection for techniques such as Orthogonal Matching Pursuit....

05/08/14 - 20140126825 - Business card information exchange method combining character recognition and image matching
Provided in the present invention is a method for exchanging business card information by combining character recognition and image matching, and the method is applicable in a network system composed of a website server, a first client, and a second client. The method comprises at least: the first client uploading...

05/08/14 - 20140126826 - Image evaluation device, image evaluation method, program, and integrated circuit
An image evaluation device pertaining to the present invention aims to realize evaluations matching the needs of each individual user, with respect to images shared on a network. The image evaluation device includes: image feature extraction unit extracting image features from a plurality of images; evaluation information acquisition unit acquiring...

05/01/14 - 20140119661 - Mark reader configured to prioritize images
Systems and methods for use with a mark reader that reduce the trigger-to-decode response time by prioritizing images to be decoded based on the likelihood of a successful decode are provided. A reader attempts to decode a priority image(s) first to avoid attempting to decode images that are less likely...

05/01/14 - 20140119662 - Method for determining if business card about to be added is present in contact list
Provided in the present invention is a method for determining if a business card about to be added has been present in a contact list, and the method is applicable in an electronic device having a contact list used for storing business card information of contacts. The method comprises: the...

04/03/14 - 20140093174 - Systems and methods for image management
Systems and methods for organizing images extract low-level features from an image of a collection of images of a specified event, wherein the low-level features include visual characteristics calculated from the image pixel data, and wherein the specified event includes two or more sub-events; extract a high-level feature from the...

03/27/14 - 20140086490 - Techniques for improved feature detection
Techniques for improved feature detection are described. In one embodiment, for example, a device may include a processor circuit and a feature detection module, and the feature detection module may be operative on the processor circuit to perform a first feature detection iteration for a graphics information element using an...

03/27/14 - 20140086491 - Method and apparatus for providing sign information
A method and apparatus for proving sign information are disclosed. The sign information providing method includes: extracting a first sign from an input image, wherein the first sign is pre-defined; extracting a second sign representing information corresponding to the first sign around the location of the first sign, from the...

03/27/14 - 20140086492 - Storage method and storage device for database for approximate nearest neighbor search
The present application relates to a method whereby a plurality of characteristic vectors which are extracted from image data are logged in a database together with the image data for approximate nearest neighbor searching, and has as an objective reducing computation time and memory use. L groups of K hash...

03/20/14 - 20140079320 - Feature searching along a path of increasing similarity
Techniques for searching in an image for a particular block of pixels that represents a feature are described herein. The techniques may include searching within an expanding search area to find a block of pixels that has a threshold amount of similarity to a block of pixels of a preceding...

03/13/14 - 20140072226 - Searching and sorting image files
Organization of electronic images. Objects within an image are identified by analyzing search results responsive to a search employing search criteria and at least one image associated with the objects to be identified. Images are sorted responsive to the identified objects and sort criteria related to the identified objects. Images...

03/13/14 - 20140072227 - Searching and sorting image files
Organization of electronic images. Objects within an image are identified by analyzing search results responsive to a search employing search criteria and at least one image associated with the objects to be identified. Images are sorted responsive to the identified objects and sort criteria related to the identified objects. Images...

03/06/14 - 20140064621 - Automated field position linking of indexed data to digital images
According to one embodiment, a method of linking a document image with indexed data is provided. The method may be performed by providing a document image, which is a digitized document having various information. Indexed data is also provided, which is a record that includes information extracted from the document...

02/27/14 - 20140056524 - Image processing device, image processing method, and program
There is provided an image processing device including an image processing unit configured to divide an input image, to generate a plurality of divided images, and configured to generate an output image which includes the divided images, and a communication unit configured to output the output image to a second...

02/27/14 - 20140056525 - Server, server control method, program and recording medium
A request receiver (101) receives a request in which image ID information and a parameter for image processing are specified, from a terminal. An image processor (102) acquires an image based on the ID information that was specified in the received request, and by using the parameter that was specified...

02/20/14 - 20140050404 - Combining multiple image detectors
A technique for combining multiple individual feature detectors to identify a combined feature in a digital image is disclosed. A combined feature detection rule may specify multiple individual feature detectors with which an image is to be analyzed. The multiple individual feature detectors may identify constituent parts of the combined...

02/13/14 - 20140044358 - Intelligent cropping of images based on multiple interacting variables
Methods and systems for intelligently cropping images, including receiving, over a computer network, a source image, and then associating a first identifier tag with a first object in the source image. A cropped image is generated from the source image wherein the cropping is based on the first object. The...

01/30/14 - 20140029854 - Metadata supersets for matching images
A method for creating and using metadata supersets for matching images includes identify images from a first source of images and identify images from a second source of images. Images from the first source that match images from the second source are identified as matching images. Metadata associated with the...

01/23/14 - 20140023276 - Methods and systems for enabling vision based inventory management
Embodiments of the present invention relate to an inventory management method and system. The present invention addresses the foregoing need of an inventory management system through which all size and shape of components can tracked before and after an assembly process in a manufacturing facility. The invention address the challenges...

01/23/14 - 20140023277 - Image processor and image processing method
An image processor includes an image degradation measuring unit configured to compute a degradation level of block data with respect to each of blocks within an image, a degradation determining unit configured to select, with respect to each of the blocks within the image, the block data of a target...

01/09/14 - 20140010454 - Apparatus, method, and computer-readable storage medium
A method includes a state determination step of determining the quality of an object in image data, an extraction step of extracting feature information from the object, and a registration step of registering, in a dictionary, the feature information extracted in the extraction step. In the registration step, when the...

01/09/14 - 20140010455 - Imaging processing apparatus, image processing system and method for processing image
According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes an image block generator, a pixel extractor, a correction parameter calculator and a corrector. The image block generator enlarges an image block including a plurality of pixels to generate an enlarged image block. The pixel extractor extracts a maximum pixel with...

12/26/13 - 20130343653 - Pattern identifying apparatus
The present invention enables a pattern identifying apparatus that calculates a feature amount and identifies a predetermined pattern, such as a face, based on the calculated feature amount to perform processing for reading a large volume of data at a high speed. To achieve this, a coprime relationship is established...

12/12/13 - 20130330006 - Information processing apparatus and method for controlling the same
An information processing apparatus detects a moving member that moves in a background area and that includes an object other than a recognition target. The apparatus sets a partial area as a background undetermined area if the moving member is present in the background area and sets a partial area...

11/28/13 - 20130315486 - Method and apparatus for detecting foam on a liquid surface in a vessel
An apparatus and method for detecting foam on a liquid surface in a vessel is presented. The vessel has an upper opening surrounded by a border. The vessel can be a tube-shaped. At least one image is taken from a region suspected to contain foam in the vessel by using...