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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.

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...

11/21/13 - 20130308864 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, computer program, and image display apparatus
There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image analysis unit to analyze image data, and a protagonist identification unit to identify a protagonist of an event including at least one set of image data. The protagonist identification unit identifies the protagonist of the event by using at least...

10/31/13 - 20130287301 - Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program
A feature analysis unit acquires feature data representing the features of each scene in image information. A group classification unit classifies a group composed of plural scenes to any one of a plurality of group types based on the feature data. A cut determination unit determines cuts from the scenes...

10/24/13 - 20130279807 - Image processing and analysis framework
A system and method for processing and analyzing virtual microscopy digital images (“digital slides”) is provided. The system comprises an algorithm server that accesses a plurality of image processing and analysis routines. The algorithm server additionally accesses a plurality of digital slides. The algorithm server executes a selected routine on...

10/10/13 - 20130266225 - Method for the pre-processing of a three-dimensional image of the surface of a tyre for use in the inspection of said surface
A method for inspecting a portion of a tyre surface involves comparison with an image of a three-dimensional (“3D”) reference surface. The method includes: extracting contours of graphic elements of an image of a 3D profile of a surface to be inspected; transforming the reference surface by establishing a correspondence...

10/03/13 - 20130259379 - Finding engaging media with initialized explore-exploit
Software for initialized explore-exploit creates a plurality of probability distributions. Each of these probability distributions is generated by inputting a quantitative description of one or more features associated with an image into a regression model that outputs a probability distribution for a measure of engagingness for the image. Each of...

09/26/13 - 20130251265 - Method and device for parallel processing of images
The present invention relates to the parallel calculation of convoluted data. In particular, the invention relates to Gaussian pyramid construction and parallel processing of image data, such as parallel calculation of repeatedly convoluted data for use in a SIFT algorithm. This is achieved by providing a method for obtaining a...

09/19/13 - 20130243327 - Image processor, image processing method, control program, and recording medium
A registration image including a desired target can easily be registered. A domain near an assigned position assigned by a user on a photographed image is extracted from the photographed image to generate a search image, a classifier performs the processing to the generated search image, and a processing domain...

09/12/13 - 20130236101 - Information processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and information processing method
An information processing apparatus includes an image receiving unit receiving an image including an information image which is an image indicating information, an extraction unit extracting image identification information for identifying the image and a position in the image from the information image in the image received by the image...

09/12/13 - 20130236102 - Method of facial image reproduction and related device
To modify a facial feature region in a video bitstream, the video bitstream is received and a feature region is extracted from the video bitstream. An audio characteristic, such as frequency, rhythm, or tempo is retrieved from an audio bitstream, and the feature region is modified according to the audio...

09/05/13 - - Method and system for analyzing lip conditions using digital images
Systems and methods are provided for analyzing lip conditions using digital images. The method comprises acquiring a white-light image and an ultraviolet (“UV”) image of the lips of a subject, each of the white-light and UV images including a plurality of pixels and each pixel in the UV image corresponding...

09/05/13 - 20130230250 - Systems and methods for efficient feature based image and video analysis
Systems (100) and methods (300) for efficient spatial feature data analysis. The methods involve simultaneously generating chip images using image data defining at least a first image and video chips using video data defining at least a first video stream. Thereafter, an array is displayed which comprises grid cells in...

09/05/13 - 20130230251 - Image generation apparatus and control method
An image generation apparatus stores a plurality of selection condition rows including a plurality of selection conditions used for selecting an image from a plurality of material images, selects at least one material image from the plurality of material images as a first material image, obtains a feature quantity of...

09/05/13 - 20130230252 - Method of facial image reproduction and related device
To modify a facial feature region in a video bitstream, the video bitstream is received and a feature region is extracted from the video bitstream. An audio characteristic, such as frequency, rhythm, or tempo is retrieved from an audio bitstream, and the feature region is modified according to the audio...

08/22/13 - 20130216135 - Visual search system architectures based on compressed or compact descriptors
An embodiment of a visual search system includes at least one imaging device, each imaging device operable to capture a corresponding image, a feature extraction device coupled to each imaging device, each feature extraction device operable to generate feature descriptors from the image received from the corresponding imaging device. A...

08/15/13 - 20130208984 - Content scene determination device
The content related data extraction element extracts first content related data from input content. The first scene determination element compares the first content related data with first reference content related data, and determines a primary object included in the input content and an area, in the input content, where the...

08/08/13 - 20130202209 - Image processing device, image processing method, computer program and computer-readable recording medium
There is provided an image processing device including an image quality configuring part configured to configure image quality on a per-recognizable scene of an image basis according to an instruction from a user, an image quality storage configured to store the image quality configured for each scene, an image recognition...

07/04/13 - 20130170753 - Apparatus and method of content retrieval and program
A metadata extracting unit 22 extracts metadata such as information of a representative image from content which is supplied from a content input unit 21 and stores the metadata in a metadata database 24. An image feature quantity extracting unit 23 extracts image feature quantity from content and stores the...

06/27/13 - 20130163874 - Determining correspondence between image regions
Determining correspondence between image regions can include: selecting first and second regions of visual content including pixels in a computer system, the first region comprising a first patch to be mapped to the second region; selecting at least two heuristics for use in mapping the first patch to the second...

06/27/13 - - Image recognition method and computer program product thereof
First, the image recognition method of the present invention transforms a first Cartesian coordinate value of a first image and a second Cartesian coordinate value of a second image in the Cartesian coordinate system into a first polar coordinate value and a second polar coordinate value in a polar coordinate...

06/27/13 - 20130163876 - Methods and apparatus for one-dimensional signal extraction
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for extracting a one-dimensional digital signal from a two-dimensional digital image along a projection line. In some embodiments a repeating sequence of pixel weight templates, and a sequence of relative positions, are selected in response to the orientation of a projection line and used to...

06/27/13 - 20130163877 - Mirror controller and computer readable storage medium
A mirror controller includes: a face position detector for, analyzing a face image of a driver, and for detecting face position information; an angle calculator for calculating an optimum angle of a mirror of a vehicle according to the face position information so that the driver looks at a predetermined...

06/20/13 - 20130156318 - Techniques for capturing and generating lmages and reports with lmage elements and live data
Techniques for efficiently capturing, generating and distributing realistic images and dynamic reports with live sources are provided. Among other aspects, the system includes a user interface with identifier tags to create and manipulate dynamic and fixed representational image elements to create high resolution, seamless composite images or image streams with...

06/20/13 - 20130156319 - Feature vector classifier and recognition device using the same
Provided are a feature vector extractor and a recognition device using the same. The feature vector classifier includes a feature vector extractor configured to generate a feature vector and a normalized value from an input image and output the feature vector and the normalized value; and a feature vector classifier...

06/20/13 - 20130156320 - Method, apparatus and system for determining a saliency map for an input image
A method of determining a saliency map (e.g., 900) for an input image (e.g., 600) is disclosed. Pre-determined data defining relative salience of image features is accessed. The input image (600) is decomposed according to the predetermined data to identify features of the input image (600) corresponding to the image...

06/20/13 - 20130156321 - Video processing apparatus and method
In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for performing a video processing. The method can extract one or more common video segments. The method can select a common summarization segment based on a first summarization score. The method can extract one or more individual video segments in which the number...

06/13/13 - 20130148891 - Usage of visual reader as an input provider in portals
The present disclosure involves computer-implemented methods, software, and systems for providing information to a business application using captured image information. A computer-implemented method includes receiving, using at least one computer, image information, wherein the image information contains business object identifying data, analyzing the received image information to retrieve the business...

06/13/13 - 20130148892 - Image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium storing program, and image processing method
Provided is an image processing apparatus including a first specifying unit that specifies second feature point candidates, a second specifying unit that specifies second feature point candidates, an evaluating unit that generates evaluation information on evaluation of the second feature point candidate of a target first feature point based on...

06/13/13 - 20130148893 - Image processing method
An image-processing method comprising convolving a selected feature of interest (FOI) within the image with a mask of a first size, repeating the convolution with a mask of a second size, and calculating the ratio of the convolution responses, as an indication of the size of the FOI. Preferably the...

06/13/13 - 20130148894 - Image reconstruction method and device
An objective is to enable calculation of a distribution of a physical property such as a density inside a measurement object, even when the distribution of the physical property value is non-uniform, within a feasible period of time without causing image deterioration due to phenomena such as refraction and multiple-reflections...

06/06/13 - 20130142431 - Metadata based alignment of distorted images
A method for aligning and unwarping distorted images in which lens profiles for a variety of lens and camera combinations are precomputed. Metadata stored with images is used to automatically determine if a set of component images include an excessive amount of distortion, and if so the metadata is used...

05/30/13 - 20130136361 - Mixed code, and method and apparatus for generating the same
A mixed code, and a method and apparatus for encoding the same are provided. The mixed code includes a first code image region storing a first code image obtained by encoding first information using color, shading, or a combination thereof, and a second code image region storing a second code...

05/30/13 - 20130136362 - Image processing method
An image processing method for processing an interleaved image is disclosed. A reference window and direction windows matched to the reference window are set with respect to known pixel rows in the interleaved image. First parameters along candidate directions of the reference window is calculated, wherein the first parameters denote...

05/30/13 - 20130136363 - Integrated image searching system and service method thereof
The present disclosure relates to an image searching system and method for searching by using images of objects. Images of objects which it is desired to search are input via a PC-based terminal equipped with a webcam or a smart phone and then the input object images are analyzed using...