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9041712 Slice view  
A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer program product display multiple slices of a three-dimensional body in a computer drawing application. A first view of a 3D body is...
9035945 Spatial derivative-based ray tracing for volume rendering  
A machine-implemented display method that, with respect to a volume dataset being rendered, enables a user to navigate to any position in space and look in any direction. Preferably, the volume...
9030466 Generation of depth data based on spatial light pattern  
Technologies are generally described for generating depth data based on a spatial light pattern. In some examples, a method of generating depth data includes obtaining an image of one or more...
9027218 Opto-mechanical postion finder  
An apparatus and method for finding part position relations of parts of mechanical and opto-mechanical machining and quality control systems, and for recognizing these parts, is disclosed. The...
9024948 System and method for generating an outer layer representation of an object  
A system and method for generating a representation of an outer layer of a three-dimensional object is disclosed. The object may be represented by a data structure that defines a plurality of...
9019272 Curved planar reformation  
Curved Planar Reformation (CPR), producing a Curved Planar Reformat, is a technique to provide a representation of an anatomical structure which is curved through a 3D volume. This reformation...
9014835 Semi-automatic customization of plates for internal fracture fixation  
A method on a processor customizes a fixation plate for repairing a bone fracture. A digital CAD model of an implant contains smooth analytic geometry representations including NURBS. The CAD...
9007369 Photogrammetric texture mapping using casual images  
A method for photogrammetric texture mapping using casual images is provided. The method may include the following steps: estimating, for each vertex of at least a portion of a three dimensional...
8988427 Management of a history of a meeting  
Provenance techniques are disclosed for managing a history of a meeting. For example, a method for managing a history associated with a meeting comprises the following steps. Data associated with...
8988431 Conservative cell and portal graph generation  
Embodiments presented herein provide techniques for creating and simplifying a cell and portal graph. The simplified cell and portal graph may be used to make a conservative determination of...
8982123 Reducing the number of vertices in a clustered delaunay mesh  
What is disclosed is a system and method for reducing the number of vertices obtained when building an image gamut from a large number of image pixels. In one embodiment, a color image comprising...
8976190 Method and system for rule based display of sets of images  
The invention provides, in some aspects, a system for implementing a rule derived basis to display image sets. In various embodiments of the invention, the selection of the images to be displayed,...
8970592 Simulating an arbitrary number of particles  
A system includes a computing device that includes a memory configured to store instructions. The computing device also includes a processor configured to execute the instructions to perform a...
8963919 System and method for four dimensional angiography and fluoroscopy  
A method for generating time-resolved 3D medical images of a subject by imparting temporal information from a time-series of 2D medical images into 3D images of the subject. Generally speaking,...
8963958 Apparatus and methods for adjusting a texture wrapped onto the surface of a virtual object  
Techniques for wrapping a two-dimensional texture conformally onto a surface of a three dimensional virtual object within an arbitrarily-shaped, user-defined region. The techniques provide minimum...
8952960 Method for visualizing an atrium of the heart in a patient  
In a method for visualizing at least one section of a wall of an atrium of the heart in a patient after an ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation, a volume data record of at least the...
8952963 Computer hardware architecture and data structures for a grid traversal unit to support incoherent ray traversal  
A new hardware architecture defines an indexing and encoding method for accelerating incoherent ray traversal. Accelerating multiple ray traversal may be accomplished by organizing the rays for...
8933926 Image processing apparatus, method, and program  
When generating a projection image by setting a plurality of search points in an intended display area of a three-dimensional image along a plurality of visual lines, each connecting each pixel on...
8922554 Three-dimensional reconstruction for irregular ultrasound sampling grids  
An irregular ultrasound sampling grid is reconstructed to a three-dimensional grid for imaging. Volume data acquired with a helix transducer includes a fractional offset of data spaced along one...
8922549 Method and apparatus for the progressive loading of medical, multidimensional images into a medical application  
A method includes a) loading a first number n of image sets with an image size ky, the ky images of which are distributed in a regular manner over a volume, which is to be loaded in its entirety...
8917924 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program  
An image processing apparatus includes a correlating unit configured to acquire correlation information that correlates a first three-dimensional image of a target object with a second...
8917941 System and method for shape measurements on thick MPR images  
A method for measuring shapes in thick multi-planar reformatted (MPR) digital images, including identifying a shape in a digital MPR image, scan-converting points corresponding to the identified...
8913061 Automatic tracing algorithm for quantitative analysis of continuous structures  
This invention provides an automatic tracing algorithm for quantitative analysis of continuous structures, such as the images of tree-like or network-like structures. The algorithm includes the...
8913060 Systems and methods for extracting a curve-skeleton from a volumetric image of a vessel  
An accurate analysis of the spatial distribution and intravascular pattern of blood flow in any organ must be based on detailed morphometry (diameters, lengths, vessel numbers, branching pattern,...
8907949 Image display apparatus, method and program  
A projection image is generated from a three-dimensional image by projecting an observation target in a predetermined projection direction. The generated projection image is displayed at a center...
8907952 Reparametrized bull's eye plots  
The invention relates to a system for visualizing, in a first bull's eye plot, results of a first quantitative analysis of an object represented in first image data, in particular for cardiac...
8884958 Image processing system and method thereof  
An image processing system according to an embodiment includes a first image creating unit, a second image creating unit, and a display controller. The first image creating unit creates a first...
8878870 Graphic processing techniques and configurations  
Embodiments of the present invention provide graphic processing techniques and configurations including an apparatus comprising a storage medium having stored therein a table comprising...
8872822 Visualization of temporal data  
Temporal data is analyzed and visualized with medical images. Visualizing temporal data includes providing a set of temporal data, detecting the number of distinct regions (40, 41) in the temporal...
8860724 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program storage medium  
An apparatus includes a calculation unit configured to calculate, based on data on gradation included in two-dimensional graphics data, position information about color reference points of the...
8860733 Device for displaying cutting simulation, method for displaying cutting simulation, and program for displaying cutting simulation  
In order to reduce the amount of computation required for ray tracing and facilitate simulating of changes in workpiece shape even on an inexpensive, low-performance computer, a device for...
8847959 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Computer hardware architecture and data structures for a grid traversal unit to support incoherent ray traversal
 
A new hardware architecture defines an indexing and encoding method for accelerating incoherent ray traversal. Accelerating multiple ray traversal may be accomplished by organizing the rays for...
8847954 Methods and systems to compute 3D surfaces  
Systems, methods and computer apparatuses for computing three dimensional (3D) surfaces are described herein. An embodiment includes constructing a slanted voxel grid oriented in a direction...
8842117 Computer hardware architecture and data structures for lookahead flags to support incoherent ray traversal  
A new hardware architecture defines an indexing and encoding method for accelerating incoherent ray traversal. Accelerating multiple ray traversal may be accomplished by organizing the rays for...
8836702 Ray tracing core and method for processing ray tracing  
A ray tracing core comprises a ray tracing unit (RTU), a control unit, and a tree build unit (TBU). The ray tracing unit performs ray tracing based on a spatial partitioning structure. The control...
8824759 Correcting axial tilt based on object positions in axial slices of three dimensional image  
A computer-implemented process is provided for reorienting a three-dimensional (3D) scan image of an object. The object has a generally flat surface. The image is constructed from image data...
8823700 Object operation device, method, and computer-readable storage medium storing object operation program  
An object operation device for operating an object displayed on a display device, the object operation device includes a coordinate system generation unit that generates a local coordinate system...
8817025 Efficiently implementing and displaying independent 3-dimensional interactive viewports of a virtual world on multiple client devices  
Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to efficiently circumventing the limitations of client side rendering of virtual worlds. In a particular implementation, a proposed system renders each...
8810582 Hair caching optimization techniques for use in a hair/fur pipeline  
A lighting module of a hair/fur pipeline may be used to produce lighting effects in a lighting phase for a shot and an optimization module may be used to: determine if a cache hair state file...
8805625 Three-dimensional visualization and analysis method and system for non-destructive examination of a rotor bore using ultrasound  
A method and apparatus for three-dimensional (3D) visualization and analysis for automatic non-destructive examination of a rotor bore using ultrasound. Data is acquired by scanning the rotor bore...
8805073 Image segmentation by assigning classes to adaptive mesh primitives  
Quantification of metric or functional parameters often requires image segmentation. A crucial part of such method is the model of the surface characteristics of the object of interest (features),...
8803878 Visualizing region growing in three dimensional voxel volumes  
Visualizing region growing in 3D voxel volumes relates to generating a 3D scene having a plurality of voxels for representing a volume data set of seismic data collected from the oilfield,...
8797319 Systems and methods for visualizing multiple volumetric data sets in real time  
Systems and methods for visualizing multiple volumes of three-dimensional data. A graphics card is used for voxel intermixing, pixel intermixing and image intermixing, which produces a...
8797316 Method for defining fluid/solid boundary for computational fluid dynamics simulations  
A method for defining a fluid/solid boundary for computational fluid dynamics simulations making use of a coordinate system mesh and a solid object model, which includes the steps of defining...
8786594 Method and system for rendering a medical image  
At least one embodiment of the present invention provides a fast method and system for rendering a medical image. At least one embodiment of the method includes providing a 3D voxel dataset of the...
8786597 Management of a history of a meeting  
Provenance techniques are disclosed for managing a history of a meeting. For example, a method for managing a history associated with a meeting comprises the following steps. Data associated with...
8781806 Determining elastic and fluid flow properties of a fractured reservoir  
A technique includes identifying a fracture polygon intersecting a voxel of a three-dimensional grid of voxels representing a region of interest of a hydrocarbon-bearing reservoir based on data...
8773459 3-D clipping in a graphics processing unit  
A graphics processing unit (GPU) efficiently performs 3-dimensional (3-D) clipping using processing units used for other graphics functions. The GPU includes first and second hardware units and at...
8766934 Method for displaying a menu in mobile terminal and mobile terminal thereof  
A mobile terminal includes at least a display unit, a sensing unit, and a controller. The display unit includes a touch screen and displays at least two three-dimensional (3D) menu icons and each...
RE44958 Primitive culling apparatus and method  
A method and apparatus for processing a primitive for potential display on a display device (having a plurality of pixels) determines if the primitive intersects at least a predetermined number of...