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US20110299776 Systems and methods for segmenting human hairs and faces in color images  
Systems for segmenting human hairs and faces in color images are disclosed, with methods and processes for making and using the same. The image may be cropped around the face area and roughly...
US20120269433 UNAUTHORIZED TEXT ALTERATION PREVENTION WITH CONTOUR FOLLOWING BACKGROUND PATTERNS  
Described herein is a level I (overt) feature for security printing intended to deter unauthorized modification of text documents. The exemplary method includes generating a textured background...
US20110033110 BUILDING ROOF OUTLINE RECOGNIZING DEVICE, BUILDING ROOF OUTLINE RECOGNIZING METHOD, AND BUILDING ROOF OUTLINE RECOGNIZING PROGRAM  
Provided is a building roof outline recognition device which facilitates automation. A small-building candidate region is extracted based on normalized DSM data using a region segmentation method....
US20130089259 SPACE SEGMENTATION METHOD FOR 3D POINT CLOUDS  
A space segmentation method for 3D point clouds is disclosed. A space segmentation method for 3D point clouds includes equally segmenting a space of the 3D point clouds into a plurality of grid...
US20100315500 ADAPTIVE IRIS MATCHING USING DATABASE INDEXING  
An adaptive iris matching approach for processing images of irises having a quality not sufficient for conventional non-adaptive matching approaches. Visible regions in a radial direction on an...
US20150023596 PERSON CLOTHING FEATURE EXTRACTION DEVICE, PERSON SEARCH DEVICE, AND PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF  
A person's region is detected from input video of a surveillance camera; a person's direction in the person's region is determined; the separability of person's clothes is determined to generate...
US20120314948 MULTIPLE DESCRIPTION CODING WITH PLURAL COMBINED DIVERSITY  
An apparatus, system, and method utilizing multi-description coding (MDC) for multimedia content with a plurality of forms of diversity. A source scene can be fragmented into one or more region of...
US20130094725 Reproducible Segmentation of Elliptical Boundaries in Medical Imaging  
A boundary in a medical image is segmented. To increase reproducibility, a multi-level segmentation approach is used. A boundary is detected based on a seed point. The boundary is used to...
US20100329560 Human pose estimation in visual computing  
The present invention discloses a method of estimating human pose comprising: modeling a human body as a tree structure; optimizing said tree structure through importance proposal probabilities...
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...
US20090208106 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEMANTICALLY CLASSIFYING SHOTS IN VIDEO  
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for classifying videos based on video content. For a given video file including a plurality of frames, a subset of frames is extracted for...
US20110026826 PRECISE BOUNDARY SEGMENT INTERSECTION FOR BOUNDARY REPRESENTATION MODELING  
Precise boundary segment intersection methods and systems for boundary representation are described. For example, in one embodiment, a method includes computing a plurality of intersections of a...
US20120014601 HANDWRITING RECOGNITION METHOD AND DEVICE  
A handwriting recognition method and a handwriting recognition device are provided to recognize a character sequence continuously inputted by a user for convenience. The present method comprises...
US20150213612 Cropping Boundary Simplicity  
Cropping boundary simplicity techniques are described. In one or more implementations, multiple candidate croppings of a scene are generated. For each of the candidate croppings, a score is...
US20120230586 SHAPE PARAMETERISATION FOR EDITABLE DOCUMENT GENERATION  
Disclosed is a method of forming an output shape parameterised by control points from an input shape. An input shape is received formed by a plurality of segments. The shape is classified as one...
US20110299755 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EXTENDED ULTRASOUND IMAGING  
An ultrasound imaging system and method provides for extended imaging.
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A method for segmenting an anatomical structure of interest within an image is disclosed. The anatomical structure of interest is compared to a database of images of like anatomical structures....
US20140126818 METHOD OF OCCLUSION-BASED BACKGROUND MOTION ESTIMATION  
A technique for estimating background motion in monocular video sequences is described herein. The technique is based on occlusion information contained in video sequences. Two algorithms are...
US20150248579 METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND POSITIONING BUILDING USING OUTLINE REGION RESTRAINT OF MOUNTAIN  
A method for identifying and positioning a building using mountain-based outline region restraint, including steps of: (1) obtaining a real-time image, detecting a mountain-based outline of the...
US20140321746 Systems and Methods for Semantically Classifying and Extracting Shots in Video  
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for classifying videos based on video content. For a given video file including a plurality of frames, a subset of frames is extracted for...
US20130259375 Systems and Methods for Semantically Classifying and Extracting Shots in Video  
The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for classifying videos based on video content. For a given video file including a plurality of frames, a subset of frames is extracted for...
US20060107216 Video segmentation combining similarity analysis and classification  
Techniques for media segmentation are disclosed. A number of measures used to generate similarity values are compared. Two different approaches to calculate feature vectors based on pairwise frame...
US20110311137 HIERARCHICAL FILTERED MOTION FIELD FOR ACTION RECOGNITION  
Described is a hierarchical filtered motion field technology such as for use in recognizing actions in videos with crowded backgrounds. Interest points are detected, e.g., as 2D Harris corners...
US20110150274 METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC SEGMENTATION AND TEMPORAL TRACKING  
In one embodiment, a method of detecting centerline of a vessel is provided. The method comprises steps of acquiring a 3D image volume, initializing a centerline, initializing a Kalman filter,...
US20130294692 ENCODING OF RASTERISED GRAPHIC OBJECTS  
A method of encoding an edge of a graphical object. The edge is segmented into a plurality of straight segments. A sequence of offset values representing one of the plurality of segments from a...
US20120106843 FIGURE PROCESSING APPARATUS, FIGURE PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM  
When an image including a composite figure made of a predefined figure and a free-form figure is scanned, the position and shape of the free-form figure and the predefined figure are appropriately...
US20070058849 Region delineation in computer tomographic angiography  
The semi-automatic extraction and delineation of the cardiac region of interest in computer tomographic angiography images is time consuming and requires an experienced operator. According to the...
US20120106782 Detector for chemical, biological and/or radiological attacks  
This specification generally relates to methods and algorithms for detection of chemical, biological, and/or radiological attacks. The methods use one or more sensors that can have visual, audio,...
US20110280480 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING SECURITY PRINTING  
A system for enhancing security printing includes a segmentation system, a secure database in operative communication with the segmentation system, a secure registry in selective operative...
US20090154806 TEMPORAL SEGMENT BASED EXTRACTION AND ROBUST MATCHING OF VIDEO FINGERPRINTS  
A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product code for temporal, event-based video fingerprinting. In one embodiment, events in video content are detected. The video...
US20120321186 EFFICIENT MCMC SAMPLING WITH IMPLICIT SHAPE REPRESENTATIONS  
In an approach for sampling a distribution of segmentations of an image, the segmentations are based on a level set function. For each sample of the distribution, the sampling includes the...
US20150023595 Method for Rendering Paths without Outlining Artifacts  
A method for outlining a two-dimensional input path defined according to a nonzero winding rule is described. Degenerate segments and degenerate contours of the input path are removed....
US20110095941 CELL CLUSTERING AND OPTIMIZATION FOR SPACE PARTITIONING  
A partitioning system includes a decomposer module, a supply and cell commonality computation module, a network structure setup module, a seed selection module, an optimization setup module, a...
US20150254521 Region Extraction From Occupancy Grids  
Systems and methods for extracting regions from occupancy grids are provided. One example method includes performing a plurality of assignment iterations. Each assignment iteration includes...
US20080181498 DYNAMIC CLIENT-SERVER VIDEO TILING STREAMING  
A system and a method for communicating video data associated with content across a network are disclosed. A server partitions the content into a plurality of tiles where each tile includes a...
US20140023240 IRIS RECOGNITION USING LOCALIZED ZERNIKE MOMENTS  
A system receives an iris image and segments the iris region. The segmented iris region is mapped to a unit disk and partitioned into local iris regions (or sectors) as a function of the radius...
US20130230245 PEOPLE COUNTING DEVICE, PEOPLE COUNTING METHOD AND PEOPLE COUNTING PROGRAM  
A people counting device includes: a person presence region extraction unit which extracts a region in which a person is present by performing person detection in relation to an input image; a...
US20100091035 Combined Segmentation And Registration Framework For Parametric Shapes  
Progress monitoring of lesions is done automatically by segmentation and registration of lesions in multi-phase medical images. A parametric level-set framework includes a model optimization for...
US20080123959 Computer-implemented method for automated object recognition and classification in scenes using segment-based object extraction  
One embodiment relates to a computer-implemented method for automated object recognition and classification in scenes using segment-based object extraction. The method includes automated...
US20100322516 CROWD CONGESTION ANALYSIS  
Embodiments of the present invention relate to automated methods and systems for analysing crowd congestion in a physical space. Video images are used to define a region of interest (205) in the...
US20140328536 Automatic Analysis of Individual Preferences For Attractiveness  
A method facilitates selection of candidate matches for an individual from a database of potential applicants. A filter is calculated for the individual by processing images of people in...
US20110075926 Systems and methods for refinement of segmentation using spray-paint markup  
Systems for refinement of a segmentation of an image using spray-paint markup are disclosed, with methods and processes for making and using the same. Spray-paint markup allows for easy markup of...
US20080123955 METHOD FOR ESTIMATING BOUNDARY OF VIDEO SEGMENT IN VIDEO STREAMS  
A method for estimating a boundary of a video segment transmitted via an input multimedia stream includes utilizing a sliding window to calculate shots occurring in the input video stream for...
US20070003147 Grammatical parsing of document visual structures  
A two-dimensional representation of a document is leveraged to extract a hierarchical structure that facilitates recognition of the document. The visual structure is grammatically parsed utilizing...
US20100086208 ALMOST RECTANGULAR TRIANGULATIONS  
Triangulating quadrilaterals. A method includes accessing an irregular grid comprising a plurality of irregular quadrilaterals. A determination is made that each of the irregular quadrilaterals in...
US20110058061 SIMULTANEOUS MODEL-BASED SEGMENTATION OF OBJECTS SATISFYING PRE-DEFINED SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS  
The invention relates to a system (100) for segmenting a plurality of objects in image data using simultaneous model-based image segmentation. A surface mesh is adapted to each object to be...
US20060210158 Object-specific segmentation  
The invention relates to the field of efficient segmentation of collections of anatomical structures in medical imaging. For example, in radiotherapy planning, the segmentation of a collection of...
US20150043809 Automatic Segmentation of Articulated Structures  
Disclosed herein is a framework for segmenting articulated structures. In accordance with one aspect, the framework receives a target image, a reference image, statistical shape models, local...
US20060034513 View assistance in three-dimensional ultrasound imaging  
Standardized or preset views for a given application are used to assist in volumetric scanning and diagnosis. By displaying one or more images of a standard view during acquisition, the scan is...
US20140153829 SUPERPIXEL-BASED REFINEMENT OF LOW-RESOLUTION FOREGROUND SEGMENTATION  
A computer-implemented method performs foreground segmentation of an input image. The method receives a first foreground segmentation at a first resolution of the input image and determines a...