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US20110022396 METHOD, SYSTEM AND USER INTERFACE FOR AUTOMATICALLY CREATING AN ATMOSPHERE, PARTICULARLY A LIGHTING ATMOSPHERE, BASED ON A KEYWORD INPUT  
The invention relates to the automatic creation of an atmosphere, particularly a lighting atmosphere, based on a keyword input such as a keyword typed or spoken by a user. A basic idea of the...
US20120242861 Red-Eye Removal Using Multiple Recognition Channels  
This disclosure pertains to apparatuses, methods, and computer readable media for red-eye removal techniques using multiple recognition channels. In the following examples, red, golden, and white...
US20120039529 Producing, Capturing and Using Visual Identification Tags for Moving Objects  
A visual Reference tag is formed from an array of cells, wherein each cell is visually distinct from all other cells in a given neighborhood and each of said cells contains a single visual cue,...
US20150023597 Feature Sensitive Captioning of Media Content  
There are provided methods and systems for use in performing feature sensitive captioning of media content. In one implementation, such a method includes detecting an aesthetically determinative...
US20100316288 Systems and methods for segmenation by removal of monochromatic background with limitied intensity variations  
A method for distinguishing a foreground object from a monochromatic background in a digital image depicting a foreground object in front of said monochromatic background. A outer edge intensity...
US20120195500 MOTION-BASED, MULTI-STAGE VIDEO SEGMENTATION WITH MOTION BOUNDARY REFINEMENT  
A motion-based, multi-stage segmentation of a video frame is provided. A first segmentation stage identifies motion boundaries in a plurality of sub-blocks of the video frame. The motion...
US20140003713 AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL FILTER IN A VIDEO ANALYSIS SYSTEM  
Techniques are disclosed for analyzing a scene depicted in an input stream of video frames captured by a video camera. Bounding boxes are determined for a set foreground patches identified in a...
US20130129205 Methods and Apparatus for Dynamic Color Flow Modeling  
Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable storage media for dynamic color flow modeling. A dynamic color flow model that incorporates motion estimation in a probabilistic fashion is described. By...
US20120269428 Mouth Corner Candidates  
A device to apply detection schemes to texture information of a face detected within an image to generate mouth corner candidates and identify best matching mouth corners by applying a geometric...
US20110311134 IMAGE MASKS GENERATED FROM LOCAL COLOR MODELS  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, feature receiving an image mask where the image mask identifies a first opacity value of pixels in a raster image. The first...
US20150063689 MULTI-CUE OBJECT DETECTION AND ANALYSIS  
Foreground objects of interest are distinguished from a background model by dividing a region of interest of a video data image into a grid array of individual cells. Each of the cells are labeled...
US20150016717 Opacity Measurement Using A Global Pixel Set  
A computing device is described herein that is configured to select a pixel pair including a foreground pixel of an image and a background pixel of the image from a global set of pixels based at...
US20120294519 Opacity Measurement Using a Global Pixel Set  
A computing device is described herein that is configured to select a pixel pair including a foreground pixel of an image and a background pixel of the image from a global set of pixels based at...
US20110262036 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ITEM IDENTIFICATION  
The disclosed method and the corresponding system for identifying an item on a production line according to the invention relies on color histograms established from a digital image of the item,...
US20130051663 Fast Adaptive Edge-Aware Matting  
Methods, apparatus, and computer-readable storage media for fast adaptive edge-aware matting in which a matting technique adaptively feathers selections, provides smooth color correspondence...
US20140147035 HAND GESTURE RECOGNITION SYSTEM  
A cost-effective and computationally efficient hand gesture recognition system for detecting and/or tracking a face region and/or a hand region in a series of images. A skin segmentation model is...
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A system including a video stream and a data stream. The system synchronizes the data stream to different portions of the video stream.
US20140334722 WILDCARD COLOR SEARCHING  
A method of extracting the dominant colors from a set of target images and storing those colors in a database is described. A method of comparing colors stored in a database with a set of colors...
US20110164814 FOREGROUND REGION EXTRACTION PROGRAM, FOREGROUND REGION EXTRACTION APPARATUS AND FOREGROUND REGION EXTRACTION METHOD  
There are provided a foreground region extraction program, a foreground region extraction apparatus, and a foreground region extraction method capable of clipping an object region (foreground...
US20130129206 Methods and Apparatus for Improved Display of Foreground Elements  
A set of pixels of a background element is identified according to a mask that defines a shape of a foreground element. A color value for a pixel of the foreground element is determined. The...
US20120328187 Text analysis and visualization  
The present invention is a method and system for providing a user with an interface for viewing patent data. In one aspect, certain terms in the patent text are automatically underlined with lines...
US20100220923 AUTOMATIC PAGE LAYOUT VALIDATION  
A method for validating the layout of webpages comprises receiving a webpage, transforming the webpage into a color-coded page, and determining based at least in part on detecting a color on the...
US20110194759 Mouth Removal Method For Red-Eye Detection And Correction  
An input image (e.g. a digital RGB color image) is subjected to an eye classifier that is targeted at discriminating a complete eye pattern from any non-eye patterns. The red-eye candidate list...
US20140219555 METHOD FOR DETECTING AND REMOVING SCROLLING TEXTS DURING VIDEO COMMUNICATION  
A method for detecting and removing scrolling texts comprising a step of using an adaptive transient difference processing of video communication to conduct frame calculation, wherein the adaptive...
US20090028426 Coloring picture, coloring picture generating apparatus, and coloring picture generating method  
A watercolor effect-added coloring picture 10 includes original image color areas 16 formed along linework areas 12 to be extended in a predetermined range from the linework areas 12 and filled...
US20110228124 CHARACTER RECOGNITION PREPROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS  
Disclosed is a character recognition preprocessing method and apparatus for correcting a nonlinear character string into a linear character string. A binarized character string region is divided...
US20140193068 USING INFRARED IMAGING TO CREATE DIGITAL IMAGES FOR USE IN PRODUCT CUSTOMIZATION  
Techniques for using infrared imaging to create digital images for use in product customization are described. In an embodiment, an infrared photograph of a product with imprinted markup is...
US20140348421 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING A PICTURE  
A method for processing a picture is disclosed. The method according to the invention comprises: segmenting the picture into a background layer and at least another layer;selecting a background...
US20130142425 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING ABNORMAL SEGMENTS OF VIDEO  
A system and a method of detecting abnormal or security-significant segments of a video are provided. The video is divided into several segments. A set of features of each segment of the video is...
US20070269108 Foreground / Background Separation in Digital Images  
A method for providing improved foreground/background separation in a digital image of a scene is disclosed. The method comprises providing a first map comprising one or more regions provisionally...
US20120038787 Color Segmentation  
A method of skin segmentation of a digital image is operable in an acquisition device. An image is acquired. A value indicative of a redness of a pixel of said image is compared with a face skin...
US20150117769 Blob-Encoding  
A method is directed to identifying spatially extensive image features that are not pixelwise contiguous in a two-dimensional digital image to be examined having pixels arranged in grid form in...
US20130243314 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME IMAGES FOREGROUND SEGMENTATION  
The method comprises: generating a set of cost functions for foreground, background and shadow segmentation classes or models, where the background and shadow segmentation costs are based on...
US20110273593 DIGITAL ZOOM ON BAYER  
A method and apparatus for performing a digital zoom operation on an input Bayer format image is provided, the output of the digital zoom operation being a second Bayer format image corresponding...
US20150139540 Mixed Media Reality Recognition Using Multiple Specialized Indexes  
An MMR system for searching across multiple indexes comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The...
US20140093163 PERCEPTUALLY LOSSLESS COLOR COMPRESSION  
A system and method of color data compression may perform variations of MRC compression including taking into consideration means and/or variances within k×k cells of an image, background texture,...
US20100046830 Automatic Video Image Segmentation  
A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium for automatic segmentation of a video sequence. A segmentation shape prediction and a segmentation color model are determined for a current...
US20130243313 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMAGES FOREGROUND SEGMENTATION IN REAL-TIME  
The method comprises: generating a set of cost functions for foreground, background and shadow segmentation classes or models, where the background and shadow segmentation models are a function of...
US20110206276 HYBRID GRAPH MODEL FOR UNSUPERVISED OBJECT SEGMENTATION  
This disclosure describes an integrated framework for class-unsupervised object segmentation. The class-unsupervised object segmentation occurs by integrating top-down constraints and bottom-up...
US20100316287 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBJECT RECOGNITION SEARCH  
A method for object recognition using shape and color features of the object to be recognized. An adaptive architecture is used to recognize and adapt the shape and color features for moving...
US20130071016 SHADOW DETECTION IN A SINGLE IMAGE  
A digital image is divided into patches of pixels, or “superpixels”, where each of the pixels in the patch has approximately the same color value and each of the patches is of approximately the...
US20080304735 Learning object cutout from a single example  
Systems and methods are described for learning visual object cutout from a single example. In one implementation, an exemplary system determines the color context near each block in a model image...
US20140003711 FOREGROUND EXTRACTION AND DEPTH INITIALIZATION FOR MULTI-VIEW BASELINE IMAGES  
Subject matter disclosed herein relates to foreground image extraction and image depth of video images.
US20130188864 Mixed Media Reality Recognition Using Multiple Specialized Indexes  
An MMR system for searching across multiple indexes comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The...
US20140072212 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BILAYER IMAGE SEGMENTATION  
A method and an apparatus for bilayer image segmentation are described. A set of segmentation seeds for the image is generated by analyzing a depth histogram of the image. Then a segmentation map...
US20060062453 Color highlighting document image processing  
A system and method are provided for processing a document image using color highlighting. The method comprises: scanning a document, creating a document image; searching the document image for a...
US20130101209 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTION AND ASSOCIATION OF OBJECT OF INTEREST IN VIDEO  
The present disclosure relates to an image and video processing method, and in particular, to a two-phase-interaction-based extraction and association method for an object of interest in a video....
US20140003714 GESTURE-BASED VISUAL SEARCH  
A user may perform an image search on an object shown in an image. The user may use a mobile device to display an image. In response to displaying the image, the client device may send the image...
US20120294520 GESTURE-BASED VISUAL SEARCH  
A user may perform an image search on an object shown in an image. The user may use a mobile device to display an image. In response to displaying the image, the client device may send the image...
US20110019912 Detecting And Correcting Peteye  
Peteye is the appearance of an unnatural coloration (not necessarily red) of the pupils in an animal appearing in an image captured by a camera with flash illumination. Systems and methods of...