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9030610 High definition media content processing  
High definition media content processing techniques are described in which enhanced media content rendering techniques may be performed to output high definition media content. In an...
9007458 Method for monitoring the quality of the primer layer applied to a motor-vehicle body prior to painting  
A method for monitoring the quality of the primer layer applied to the body of a motor vehicle prior to painting (enamelling) envisages provision of at least one manipulator robot carrying a...
9007457 Acquisition of 3D topographic images of tool marks using non-linear photometric stereo method  
There is described a method and 3D image acquisition system for addressing the specular nature of metallic surfaces in general, and ballistic pieces of evidence in particular, using photometric...
8982207 Automated visual inspection system  
A method and apparatus for inspecting an object. In response to a presence of the object in an inspection area, a volume containing the object is identified. The volume has a plurality of...
8953870 Surface inspection device and surface inspection method  
A surface inspection device includes an image generator for generating a digital image achieved by imaging an inner surface of a bore which is subjected to a boring work, a line extraction...
8934007 Rail stress detection system and method  
A system for detecting stress in rails includes a railcar, having a rail temperature detector, and a rail imaging device oriented to produce images of rail joints and rail anchors. The imaging...
8922642 Device and method for controlling test material  
The invention relates to apparatus monitoring test media used in or applicable to magnetic testing, said apparatus comprising a test element fitted with an artificial defect and a test medium feed...
8917354 Motion detection in video fields  
A method for detecting motion in video fields of video data, comprises the steps of: calculating texture information for a pixel in the video fields; determining a threshold value as a function of...
8913126 Portable self powered line mounted high speed camera system for overhead electric power lines  
A device for attaching to an electric power line conductor includes an electrically conductive housing having an opening for accepting the power line conductor and configured to be grounded to the...
8878918 Creating a subsurface feature atlas of at least two subsurface features  
Described embodiments include a system, method, and computer program product. A described system includes a receiver circuit that receives at least two reference images that each includes a...
8786865 Asperity detection device for can  
Provided is an asperity detection device for a can which does not need an additional conveyance device for inspection, reduces increased inspection costs, and allows for quick detection of...
8760447 Method of determining the profile of a surface of an object  
A method of determining the profile of a surface of an object is disclosed that does not require that the video inspection device be at a certain angle relative to the surface when an image of the...
8698882 Sample and hold circuit  
A sample and hold circuit includes a plurality of capacitors, a network of switches and a control circuit. The control circuit is operable to control the network of switches so as to sample an...
8692887 Thermal imaging method and apparatus for evaluating coatings  
An apparatus is provided for determining variable thickness of a coating on a surface of a substrate using in part a flash-lamp source, capable of generating a thermal pulse at the coating...
8681220 Camera unit and sensing device  
A camera unit includes an image sensor, a circuit board in which a signal processor circuit to process an output signal of the image sensor is formed, a cable including a signal conductor element...
8648906 Precision solder resist registration inspection method  
A method is disclosed for operating a machine vision inspection system to determine a fluorescent imaging height for acquiring a fluorescent image for repeatably determining the location of a...
8643717 System and method for measuring irregular objects with a single camera  
An optical system for measuring an irregularly shaped object includes a dimensioning station having a base, a first wall extending from the base, and a second wall extending from the base. A...
8587650 Device for monitoring a web  
The invention relates to a device for monitoring a web. The device includes cameras imaging the web in order to take digital images of the web from a transverse area of the web at the imaging...
8581975 Infrared defect detection system and method for the evaluation of powdermetallic compacts  
A pulsed thermography defect detection apparatus including active and passive infrared (IR) thermography for non-destructive testing (NDT) of powdermetallic (P/M) components for on-line and...
8537215 Multi-camera skin inspection system for extruded ceramic honeycomb structures  
A multi-camera skin inspection system for inspecting the outer skin and the skin perimeter of extruded ceramic honeycomb structures is disclosed. The system has a camera that captures first...
8487992 Image processing device and image processing method  
The invention provides an image processing device and an image processing method which can efficiently make use of memory resources, and can also edit and simulate a registered image or the like...
8421863 In-vehicle image display device  
Provided is an in-vehicle image display device capable of providing, from among images of the peripheral area of a vehicle that can change in accordance with the driving state, an image of a part...
8400503 Method and apparatus for automatic application and monitoring of a structure to be applied onto a substrate  
A method and apparatus are provided for automatic application and monitoring of a structure to be applied onto substrate. A plurality of cameras positioned around an application facility are...
8400504 Contamination monitoring of high voltage insulators  
Contamination monitoring of high voltage insulators provides a system and method producing an early predictor for high voltage insulator failure, allowing repairmen to either already be on site...
8368747 Device for optical characterization  
A device for optical characterization of a sample is provided, the sample being accommodated in a receptacle container transparent to light. The device includes a camera, using which the sample...
8310536 Shape measurement apparatus and shape measurement method  
An apparatus and method are provided for measuring the end surface of a disk-shaped semiconductor wafer based on its projection image, without the influence of contaminants on the end surface. A...
8300919 Apparatus for data analysis  
Edge points are extracted by specifying a height (values indicating a distance from a substrate) on a pattern when edges of the pattern are extracted from a CD-SEM image. Further, LER values...
8294761 Apparatus for inspecting a vehicle brake component and method for performing such inspection  
An apparatus for the inspection a vehicle component to detect the presence of a part defect and a method for performing the inspection. According to one embodiment, the apparatus for inspecting...
8284251 Tire type determination method and vehicle inspection method and system using the same  
In a tire type determination method, a surface image of a tread portion of a tire mounted on a vehicle is captured by a camera fixed at a predetermined position in a tilted hanger conveyor line,...
8259168 Optical fingerprint recognition system  
An optical fingerprint recognition system has a finger board. The finger board has a plurality of micro-structures, and a plate face of the finger board is to be in contact with a finger, and the...
8237848 Image sensing apparatus and method for sensing target that has a defective portion region  
This invention is directed to easily set the image sensing conditions of an image sensing apparatus. The image sensing apparatus includes a first control means for controlling to change the image...
8203606 Gradient image processing  
A method of assessing the quality of metal parts, for example through detection of defects in a metal part induced by processing the metal part, comprises acquiring a thermal image of the metal...
8203608 Dynamic image recording system with superimposition movement during scanning movement for momentary image stopping and method  
In a measuring system comprising an optical image recording system and a relative movement between the measured object and the image recording system, it is provided that the focal point (F) of...
8179433 Microscopic imaging apparatus and microscopic imaging method  
The microscopic imaging apparatus includes a system controlling unit for obtaining a VD time setting value, and for obtaining the number of electric charge subtracting pulses, a synchronization...
8154593 Appearance inspection device  
An appearance inspection device, which inspects an appearance of test objects, includes a first and second conveying means 21 and 22a conveying the test objects, a back/front reversal means 23...
8009188 Video data processing apparatus utilizing viewer influence, picture reproducing apparatus, and computer programs related thereto  
Every prescribed unit of video data is analyzed to estimate a degree of influence of pictures represented by every prescribed unit of video data on a viewer. For example, every prescribed unit of...
7801638 Systems and methods of identifying and manipulating objects  
Systems and methods of identifying and manipulating objects are disclosed. One system disclosed comprises a light source adapted to emit a collimated light beam onto a contoured surface, a sensor...
7760930 Translation engine of defect pattern recognition  
The present disclosure provides a system and method for recognizing a defect image associated with a semiconductor substrate. In one example, the method includes collecting defect data of the...
7705877 Method and system for display of facial features on nonplanar surfaces  
A method for displaying facial features includes generating an image with facial features on a nonplanar surface and positioning the image on the nonplanar surface to indicate a direction of gaze...
7701481 Video magnifer with irradiating pointer  
A video magnifier includes a body including a base, a table on which an object to be read is placed, the table being disposed on the base, a video camera disposed over the table, an illumination...
7672485 Method and device for measuring at least a geometric quantity of an optically reflecting surface  
A quick, reliable and accurate method and device for measuring an optically reflecting surface, enabling quantifying of the curvatures and/or slopes and raised parts of the optically reflecting...
7640073 Systems and methods of identifying and manipulating objects  
Systems and methods of identifying and manipulating objects are disclosed. One system disclosed comprises a light source adapted to emit a collimated light beam onto a contoured surface, a sensor...
7616805 Pattern defect inspection method and apparatus  
The pattern defect inspection apparatus is operable to detect defects by comparing a detection image, which is obtained through scanning by an image sensor those patterns that have the identical...
7580055 Device for inspecting apparatus of a rod-like article  
An appearance inspection device for a rod-like article comprises a rotatable main drum (20) interposed as a feeding drum in a drum train that defines a feeding path in a filter cigarette...
7570794 System and method for evaluating a machined surface of a cast metal component  
A method and system are provided for non-contact evaluation of a machined surface of a cast-metal part, including a vision-based porosity inspection station. A digital image of the machined...
7505619 System and method for conducting adaptive fourier filtering to detect defects in dense logic areas of an inspection surface  
A dark field surface inspection tool and system are disclosed herein. The tool includes an illumination source capable of scanning a light beam onto an inspection surface. Light scattered by each...
7369703 Method and apparatus for circuit pattern inspection  
A system for measuring a pattern on a sample, including: a data processing system that processes a set of two-dimensional distribution data of intensities from the sample, to calculate: a set of...
7266232 Apparatus and method for inspecting pattern  
An inspection apparatus (1) has an image pickup part (2) for performing an image pickup of a substrate (9), an operation part (4) to which an image signal is inputted from said image pickup part...
6958769 High resolution sheet metal scanner with independent tracking light source  
A high resolution sheet metal scanner employs machine vision to check a sheet metal part or the like for accuracy of punched or drilled holes or other structure. A high-resolution line-scanning...
6909791 Method of measuring a line edge roughness of micro objects in scanning microscopes  
A line edge roughness of micro objects is determined in a microscope by corresponding scanning and determination of deviations of points of the edge from a straight line.

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