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9041843 Imaging apparatus and camera  
An imaging apparatus including a pixel, a current source, and a signal processing circuit. The pixel outputs signal charge, obtained by imaging, as a pixel signal. The current source is connected...
9036040 Vehicle identification number capture  
An image processing system may process an image of indicia positioned behind a reflective surface. The indicia may be a vehicle identification number and the reflective surface may be a windshield...
9030579 Image processing apparatus and control method that corrects a signal level of a defective pixel  
A direction being across the defective pixel and along which pixels used to calculate a signal level of a defective pixel are located, is determined. A ratio between signal levels of pixels that...
9025055 Image processing apparatus, image processing method and radiation system  
An image processing apparatus for a radiation image obtains radiation image data obtained using a radiation detector, and dark current data based on a signal obtained from the radiation detector...
9025074 Image capturing apparatus and method for controlling the same  
An image capturing apparatus comprises: an image sensor that includes a plurality of pixels, each including a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements; a readout unit that reads out a signal...
9007478 Methods to compensate manufacturing variations and design imperfections in a capsule camera  
A method characterizes manufacturing imperfections in a camera and variations in its operating environment to allow images captured by the camera to be compensated for these defects. The method...
9007496 Solid-state imaging device and camera module  
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes a signal level comparing circuit. The signal level comparing circuit compares the levels among the signals of first peripheral...
9007495 Image processing  
One example configuration as discussed herein includes a multi-stage image processing system. A first stage image processor in the multi-stage image processing system analyzes a first window of...
8988562 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
Defective pixels are to be selected so as not to cause image degradation. A defective pixel correction unit 13 in an image processing apparatus 1 obtains an imaging signal a12 from an imaging...
8988563 Dual parallel processing of frames of raw image data  
Systems, methods, and devices for dual processing of raw image data by main image processing and alternative image processing capabilities of an electronic device are provided. According to an...
8976222 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus includes an image processing command input section to receive image processing commands for image data written into a memory by units of one line, a line number...
8970742 Image processing apparatus and method capable of performing correction process speedily and easily  
An image processing apparatus capable of performing a correction process by filtering speedily and easily. A digital signal processor captures image data including effective area data from within...
8971659 Bad pixel cluster detection  
Systems and methods of bad pixel cluster detection are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a system is disclosed that includes a bad pixel correction module coupled to receive image data and...
8970747 Imaging device  
In a color filter array of a color imaging element 26, a G filter 34G to which other G filters 34G are adjacent in horizontal and vertical directions and a G filter 34G to which another G filter...
8964069 Image processing device and solid-state imaging device including a defect correcting function  
According to one embodiment, an image processing device includes a defect correcting unit, a noise-reduction processing unit, and a selecting unit. The defect correcting unit executes defect...
8957997 Image sensor and image data processing method using the same  
An image sensor includes a storage unit configured to store at least a portion of image data, a homogeneous pixel determination unit configured to determine whether dead pixels exist in...
8953068 Imaging device  
An imaging device includes: an image sensor that outputs pixel signals by capturing a subject image, the image sensor including a plurality of pixels disposed in a matrix pattern and; a...
8953058 Axial chromatic aberration correction  
A 9 pixel-by-9 pixel working window slides over an input Bayer image. For each such window, a demosaicing operation is performed. For each such window, corrective processing is performed relative...
8941760 Image processing apparatus, image processing method and electronic camera  
An image processing apparatus includes a clip part and an incremental processing part. The clip part sets a threshold value as an output luminance value of a process object pixel when a luminance...
8937626 Information processing apparatus, information processing system, information processing method, and recording medium for storing program  
An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine whether or not a region having at least one pixel of an image includes a predetermined number of anomalous...
8937644 Stereoscopic image capture  
Stereoscopic image capture is provided. A blur value expected for multiple pixels in left and right images is predicted. The blur value is predicted based on designated capture settings. A...
8929651 System and method for the repair of anomalies in images  
The present invention concerns a method and associated apparatus for improving the quality of digital imagery by detecting and correcting erroneous pixel values from image sensors, such as those...
8922680 Image processing apparatus and control method for image processing apparatus  
The present invention provides an image processing apparatus for detecting, from image data generated by an image sensor constituted by a plurality of pixels, a signal from a defective pixel of...
8922681 Image processing device that performs image processing to correct target pixels in a region surrounding a defective pixel  
A digital camera (1) includes: an imaging unit (16) having an imaging element that includes a plurality of pixels, and generates a pixel value for each of the plurality of pixels as image data; a...
8913163 Method for detecting/correcting bad pixel in image sensor  
Provided is a method for correcting a bad pixel in an image sensor. The method includes a first step of creating and storing a plurality of image frames of an object; a second step of scanning...
8902336 Dynamic, local edge preserving defect pixel correction for image sensors with spatially arranged exposures  
Various technologies described herein pertain to defect pixel correction for image data collected by a pixel array of an image sensor with spatially arranged exposures. The pixel array includes a...
8885077 Dynamic, local edge preserving defect pixel correction for image sensors  
Various technologies described herein pertain to defect pixel correction for image data collected by a pixel array of an image sensor. Neighborhood statistics for a given pixel from the image data...
8885076 Camera sensor defect correction and noise reduction  
Systems and methods for camera sensor defect correction and noise reduction are disclosed. In an exemplary implementation, a method may include comparing a pixel in a digital image to neighboring...
8866940 Image pickup apparatus  
An image pickup apparatus includes: an image pickup device that outputs pixel signals picked up by a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional manner for picking up an image of an object;...
8854508 Adaptive image processing method and related device  
An adaptive image processing method includes: defining a pixel zone involving a target pixel according to a color corresponding to the target pixel; selecting a plurality of adjacent pixels from...
8854509 Image pickup apparatus, method of performing image compensation, and computer readable recording medium  
An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup unit to continuously pick up a plurality of images having mutual displacement using an image pickup device, a storage unit to store a position of...
8837851 Method of median filtering  
A median filtering method makes a plurality of pixel data into a block of fixed unit area which includes a central pixel and a plurality of ambient pixels adjacent to the central pixel. Pixel data...
8836826 Image signal processing apparatus and image signal processing method  
An image signal processing apparatus includes an imaging unit having an imaging element to conduct photoelectric conversion on incident light from a subject and output an electric signal, a...
8823839 Image system and denoising method thereof  
There is provided a denoising method of an image system that detects a brightness variation cycle of ambient light sources, records a brightness variation of at least one noise area within the...
8823843 Image processing device, image capturing device, image processing method, and program for compensating for a defective pixel in an imaging device  
An image processing device includes: a detection unit detecting a movement amount of an image between first image data constituting image data generated by an image capturing element provided with...
8817137 Image processing device, storage medium storing image processing program, and electronic camera  
An image processing device includes an image input part inputting image data formed of a first type pixel in which a first color element is known, a second type pixel in which a second color...
8817136 Image processing utilizing spatially-displaced image data  
According to certain embodiments, alpha image data of an alpha frame corresponding to an alpha portion of a scene is accessed. Beta image data of a beta frame corresponding to a beta portion of...
8817135 Correction of cluster defects in imagers  
A method and apparatus that allows for the correction of multiple defective pixels in an imager device. In one exemplary embodiment, the method includes the steps of selecting a correction kernel...
8804011 Imaging device  
An imaging device includes an imaging unit having an imaging element to conduct photoelectric conversion on incident light from a subject and output an electric signal, a signal gain control unit...
8804012 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program for executing sensitivity difference correction processing  
Provided are an apparatus and method for executing sensitivity difference correction processing of an image signal, which is generated by a single plate-type image sensor through a color filter....
8797428 Maximum and minimum filter in mosaic image  
An image processing device that corrects a pixel value in image data, includes: an input unit that inputs image data having a plurality of color components and including a plurality of pixels each...
8797429 Camera blemish defects detection  
A digital image captured by a digital camera module is scaled to a smaller size, and separately horizontal direction filtered and vertical direction filtered using one-dimensional spatial filters....
8792020 Method and apparatuses for pedestal level compensation of active signal generated from an output signal of a pixel in an image sensor  
A pedestal level compensation method includes calculating a dark level difference error depending on temperature, calculating a pedestal level offset depending on an analog gain, and compensating...
8792024 Imaging system and method for error-reduction processing  
An imaging apparatus is provided, which improves correction accuracy at the time of pixel addition reading and scarcely deteriorates in resolution of the image data. This apparatus comprises: a...
8792025 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and solid-state imaging apparatus  
According to embodiments, an image processing apparatus includes an image signal holding unit. The image processing apparatus uses an image signal passing through the common image signal holding...
8792021 Image capturing apparatus and control method for the same  
An image capturing apparatus includes an image sensor having an effective pixel area composed of effective pixels that photoelectrically convert an object image and a reference pixel area composed...
8786747 Imaging apparatus and camera  
An imaging apparatus including a pixel, a current source, and a signal processing circuit. The pixel outputs signal charge, obtained by imaging, as a pixel signal. The current source is connected...
8787625 Use of relatively permanent pigmented or vascular skin mark patterns in images for personal identification  
Embodiments include methods, devices, software, and systems for identifying a person based on relatively permanent pigmented or vascular skin mark (RPPVSM) patterns in images. Locations of RPPVSMs...
8780236 Imaging apparatus for correcting noise when a quantity of pixels in an invalid pixel area is small  
Provided is an imaging apparatus including an image sensor. In the image sensor that includes a valid pixel area in which a plurality of valid pixels each having a photoelectric conversion unit is...
8767098 Method and apparatus for reducing noise in analog image data of a CMOS image sensor  
A method for preprocessing analog image data to reduce noise in the analog image data that is readout from a pixel array of an image sensor during a sampling time is disclosed. The method includes...