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9076032 Specularity determination from images  
Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to determine specularity of an object. As an example an object or area of geometry may be selected. A set of images that include the area of geometry may...
9043392 Screen data transfer device and a processing load reduction method  
A screen data transfer device that includes a processor that executes a procedure. The procedure includes: (a) receiving screen data having a changed portion compressed by first compression...
9041794 Pipe mapping system and methods  
In one embodiment, a pipe inspection system includes a push-cable, a sonde coupled to the push-cable, a locator configured to receive signals from the sonde and generate positional information...
9042657 Image-based georeferencing  
An image-based georeferencing system comprises an image receiver, an image identification processor, a reference feature determiner, and a feature locator. The image receiver is configured for...
9042596 Willpower watch (TM)—a wearable food consumption monitor  
This invention is a wearable, automatic, and tamper-resistant device and method for monitoring and measuring food consumption and caloric intake. It can help people to manage their energy balance...
9042598 Methods and apparatus to generate and use content-aware watermarks  
Methods and apparatus to generate and use content-aware watermarks are disclosed herein. In a disclosed example method, media composition data is received and at least one word present in an audio...
9042595 Annotative information applying apparatus, annotative information applying method, recording medium, and electronic proofreading system  
A proof information processing apparatus adds a plurality of types of annotative information to a proof image by use of a plurality of input modes for inputting respective different types of...
9036891 Intrinsic physical layer authentication of integrated circuits  
A system and method of generating and comparing a fingerprint for an integrated circuit is provided. A sensor module captures electromagnetic emissions from the integrated circuit. A feature...
9036861 Method and system for remotely inspecting bridges and other structures  
Spatially Integrated Small-Format Aerial Photography (SFAP) is one aspect of the present invention. It is a low-cost solution for bridge surface imaging and is proposed as a remote bridge...
9036860 Method for editing propagation of video and image content based on local feature structure preservation  
The invention discloses a method for editing propagation of video and image content based on local feature structure preservation, comprising: mapping all pixels in the input original image and/or...
9033901 System for determining individual user anthropometric characteristics related to mattress preference  
A measuring device to aid mattress selection has an upstanding frame with a plurality of vertically space-apart horizontal illuminated strips. A camera mounted in front of the frame takes front...
9036136 Systems and methods for detecting tape on a document according to a predetermined sequence using line images  
Systems and methods for detecting tape on a document are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes capturing a first image of a document. The first image is captured while at least a portion...
9036862 Object information derived from object images  
Search terms are derived automatically from images captured by a camera equipped cell phone, PDA, or other image capturing device, submitted to a search engine to obtain information of interest,...
9031330 Pictogram and ISO symbol decoder service  
This invention provides an instantaneous method for a user or traveler to obtain a meaning of a symbol that is unfamiliar to said user. The symbol is captured in a format that is easily...
9031278 Image capture and identification system and process  
A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access...
9030492 Method and device for determining optical overlaps with AR objects  
A method for overlaying AR objects on an environmental image representing the environment includes recording a depth image of the environment from a point of vision; modifying the representation...
9031277 Embedding and decoding three-dimensional watermarks into stereoscopic images  
Disclosed inventions relates to methods and systems for encoding at least one watermark into a stereoscopic conjugate pair of images. An example method comprises the step of encoding the at least...
9026474 Generating printable certificates to verify log authenticity  
A method and system for generating printable certificates to verify log authenticity. A logging module generates a compound document that includes metadata for changes made to pages in a document....
9026796 Virtual world embedded security watermarking  
A method, apparatus, and program product are provided for using watermarks to embed security features on avatars in a virtual world. A watermark engine receives security information for an avatar...
9025889 Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing pattern detection with unknown noise levels  
An apparatus for providing pattern detection may include a processor. The processor may be configured to iteratively test different models and corresponding scales for each of the models. The...
9025899 Region-based image compression  
A method for compressing an image includes decomposing the image into one or more regions. A region of the image is selected to be evaluated. The selected region is transformed and quantized if...
9025812 Methods, systems, and products for gesture-activation  
Methods, systems, and products are disclosed recognizing gestures. A sequence of images is captured by a camera and compared to a stored sequence of images in memory. A gesture is then recognized...
9025810 Interactive geo-referenced source imagery viewing system and method  
The present invention pertains to geographical image applications. A user may transition between nadir and street level imagery using unstitched oblique imagery. Oblique images offer a rich set of...
9025811 Performing image similarity operations using semantic classification  
Image similarity operations are performed in which a seed image is analyzed, and a set of semantic classifications are determined from analyzing the seed image. The set of semantic classifications...
9025815 System and method for multi-material correction of image data  
A method is provided. The method includes acquiring projection data of an object from a plurality of pixels, reconstructing the acquired projection data from the plurality of pixels into a...
9025813 Image capture and identification system and process  
A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access...
9025862 Range image pixel matching method  
A method for matching the pixels (10-1, 10-2) of a first range image of a scene (18) as seen from a first point of sight (14) with pixels (12-1, 12-2) of a second range image of the scene as seen...
9025814 Image capture and identification system and process  
A digital image of the object is captured and the object is recognized from plurality of objects in a database. An information address corresponding to the object is then used to access...
9025865 Methods and systems for reducing memory footprints associated with classifiers  
Methods and systems for reducing the required footprint of SNoW-based classifiers via optimization of classifier features. A compression technique involves two training cycles. The first cycle...
9020183 Tagging images with labels  
An image to be shared with other users based on input from a first user is received. A second user is identified from a tag of the image, and information is provided, based at least in part on the...
9020243 Image adjustment  
Techniques are disclosed relating to automatically adjusting images. In one embodiment, an image may be automatically adjusted based on a regression model trained with a database of raw and...
9020185 Systems and methods for non-contact heart rate sensing  
An embodiment generally relates to systems and methods for estimating heart rates of individuals using non-contact imaging. A processing module can process multi-spectral video images of...
9019567 Methods and apparatuses for creating authenticatable printed articles and subsequently verifying them  
A printer with integral scanner obtains a digital signature from an article as it is printed. The integral scanner has a coherent source which directs a light beam to illuminate the article and a...
9020184 Apparatus and method for rapid and precise application of cosmetics  
A method for selectively applying a reflectance modifying agent (RMA) to an area of skin, the method comprising receiving an image of the area of skin, identifying, using the image, a nominated...
9014460 Apparatus to measure blade vibration in a turbine engine based on series of images exposed by an imager in response to a sequence of illumination bursts  
Apparatus (12) to measure blade vibration in a gas turbine engine (8). An illumination source (20) generates a sequence of illumination bursts in a field of view capturing a passing rotating blade...
9014416 Sensory processing apparatus and methods  
Artificial retina may be implemented. A retinal apparatus may comprise an input pixel layer, hidden photoreceptive layer, an output neuron layer, and/or other components. Individual cones of the...
9014415 Spatially integrated aerial photography for bridge, structure, and environmental monitoring  
Spatially Integrated Small-Format Aerial Photography (SFAP) is one aspect of the present invention. It is a low-cost solution for bridge surface imaging and is proposed as a remote bridge...
9014417 Method and apparatus for themes using photo-active surface paint  
A method and apparatus for enabling themes using photo-active surface paint is described. The method may include capturing image data with at least a camera of a painted surface display system....
9013486 Methods and systems of graphically conveying a strength of communication between users  
An exemplary method includes at least one physical computing device 1) determining a first strength of communication metric representative of a strength of communications initiated by a first user...
9011607 Automated monitoring and control of cleaning in a production area  
An automated process for monitoring and controlling cleaning in a production area comprises tracking or identifying an object the production area, monitoring the movement of fluid in the...
9015241 Apparatus and method for video conferencing  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having a controller to capture one or more images of a conference room using a video camera,...
9014418 Digital watermark embedding apparatus and method, and digital watermark detecting apparatus and method  
A digital watermark embedding apparatus is disclosed. A first codeword including a bit sequence of digital watermark information is generated. A cyclic shift sequence is generated based on the...
9014419 Valuable document identification method and identification system thereof  
A valuable document identification method and an identification system thereof are provided. The method involves an information collecting module for identifying valuable documents starts, after a...
9014414 Information processing apparatus and information processing method for processing image information at an arbitrary viewpoint in a physical space or virtual space  
An information processing apparatus configured to generate an MR image displayed on a display apparatus includes a segmentation unit configured to segment the generated MR image into a plurality...
9009149 Systems and methods for mobile search using Bag of Hash Bits and boundary reranking  
Determining ranked candidate media in response to media query data corresponding to a query media includes receiving the media query data including feature data of the query media, coordinate...
9008352 Video display method  
A video display method which allows a visible light communication signal to be appropriately transmitted includes: Step SL21 of generating an image having a stripe pattern as a visible light...
9008351 Method and apparatus for processing image, and medical imaging system employing the apparatus  
A method of processing an image is provided. The method includes estimating a thickness of an object that includes at least two materials, from a radiation image taken with radiations of at least...
9008446 Interactive concept learning in image search  
An interactive concept learning image search technique that allows end-users to quickly create their own rules for re-ranking images based on the image characteristics of the images. The image...
9008362 Correlation of 3-D point images  
A method and system is disclosed for tracking object clusters. The method comprises obtaining a first sensor image and a second sensor image. Angular measurements between objects of the first...
9008353 Salient point-based arrangements  
A variety of methods and systems involving sensor-equipped portable devices, such as smartphones and tablet computers, are described. One particular embodiment decodes a digital watermark from...