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9041807 Image processing device and image processing method  
An image processing device configured to be installed in a vehicle includes an image acquirer, an image selector, a first luminance adjuster, a synthetic image generator, and an image provider....
9041714 Apparatus and method for compass intelligent lighting for user interfaces  
An apparatus and method for depicting one or more objects are provided. The method includes determining a geolocation of one or more objects, determining a vector from the objects to a light...
9042603 Method and apparatus for estimating the distance from trailer axle to tongue  
A system includes a processor configured to receive a trailer image. The processor is also configured to identify an axle in the trailer image and identify a tongue-end in the trailer image....
9042604 Acquisition scheduler  
An image pickup device that acquires images is controlled by an image pickup device controller that accepts image acquisition requests from multiple application programs, and an application...
9042600 Vehicle detection apparatus  
A vehicle detection apparatus comprises an other-vehicle detection module configured to detect points of light in an image captured by a vehicle to which the vehicle detection module is mounted...
9037343 Light distribution control apparatus and light distribution control method  
In a case where a light distribution control apparatus judges that there is a possibility that a driver's own vehicle and an animal will contact each other if it is assumed that the animal remains...
9025827 Controlling truck forks based on identifying and tracking multiple objects in an image scene  
A method is provided for controlling forks of a vehicle. The method may comprise: while the forks of the vehicle are moving vertically, acquiring a series of images of a scene of a physical...
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...
9020700 Lane tracking apparatus and method using camera direction control  
A lane tracking apparatus and method using camera direction control is provided. The lane tracking apparatus using camera direction control includes a lane recognition unit for obtaining lane...
9020747 Method for recognizing a turn-off maneuver  
A driver assistance system of an observing vehicle uses a method that includes, but is not limited to recognizing a turn-off maneuver of a vehicle preceding the observing vehicle and further...
9014904 Driver assistance system for vehicle  
A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes an imaging device disposed at an exterior portion of a vehicle. With the imaging device disposed at the exterior portion of the vehicle, the...
9013762 Method for scanning documents and automatically controlling the further processing of the documents  
In a method for scanning documents, in particular printed sheets of paper, and automatically controlling the further processing of the scanned documents, the following steps are carried out:...
9007462 Driving assist apparatus, driving assist system, and driving assist camera unit  
A driving assist apparatus acquires vehicle information which includes a gear state and speed of a vehicle; judges a state of preparing for movement, a state of starting movement, and a state...
9008369 Vision system for vehicle  
A vehicular vision system includes a forward facing camera at a windshield of a vehicle with a forward field of view through the vehicle windshield. The camera is operable to capture image data...
9008359 Detection of static object on thoroughfare crossings  
Foreground object image features are extracted from input video via application of a background subtraction mask, and optical flow image features from a region of the input video image data...
9008998 Systems and methods for processing mapping and modeling data  
A method for post-processing georeferenced mapping data includes providing positioning data indicating a position of a data acquisition system in a defined space at specific moments in time,...
9008368 Method for identifying and defining basic patterns forming the tread pattern of a tyre  
A method for inspecting tire tread, having circumferentially juxtaposed elements separated by identically shaped boundaries and having patterns arranged in a predetermined sequence, includes:...
9002055 Methods and systems for matching keypoints and tracking regions between frames of video data  
A method (100) and system (300) is described for processing video data comprising a plurality of images. The method (100) comprising obtaining (104, 106), for each of the plurality of images, a...
9002060 Object retrieval in video data using complementary detectors  
Automatic object retrieval from input video is based on learned, complementary detectors created for each of a plurality of different motionlet clusters. The motionlet clusters are partitioned...
9001393 Program for reading characters, and character reader as well as method for reading characters  
A character reading method performed by a computer connected to an imaging unit includes repeating processing of recognizing the character included in one-frame image input latest in parallel to...
8995723 Detecting and recognizing traffic signs  
A computerized system mountable on a moving vehicle. The computerized system includes a camera. The camera captures in real time image frames of the environment in the field of view of the camera...
8993951 Driver assistance system for a vehicle  
A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes an imager disposed in a housing and a control. The imager includes a CMOS photosensor array of photosensor elements and a lens. With the housing...
8983136 Traffic sign detecting method and traffic sign detecting device  
Disclosed are a method and a device for detecting traffic signs in an input image camera. The method comprises a color space converting step of converting the input image into a HSV color space...
8983137 Personalized advertising at a point of sale unit  
Methods and apparatuses are provided to deliver advertisements personalized for customers proximate a point of sale unit, e.g., a fuel dispenser. A visual information capturing unit captures...
8983126 Method and system for detecting vehicle position by employing polarization image  
Disclosed are a method and a system for detecting a vehicle position by employing a polarization image. The method comprises a step of capturing a polarization image by using a polarization...
8983135 System and method for controlling vehicle equipment responsive to a multi-stage village detection  
A system for controlling equipment of a vehicle is provided. The system is configured to image a scene external and forward of the controlled vehicle and to generate image data corresponding to...
8977007 Detecting a vehicle signal through image differencing and filtering  
Methods and systems for detecting a vehicle signal through image differencing and filtering are described. A computing device may be configured to receive a sequence of images of an identified...
8977008 Driver assistance system for vehicle  
A driver assistance system for a vehicle includes an imager disposed in the vehicle and viewing forward of the vehicle through the vehicle windshield. The imager has a field of view exterior the...
8977384 Method for crane control and stock management  
The invention relates to a method for crane control and stock management, the method includes attaching to the goods to be stored an identifier associated with a code, such as number or name,...
8971578 Driving support apparatus  
There is provided a driving support apparatus. A recognition controller determines whether an object detected by processing a captured image by an object detection unit is a smoke-like object or...
8971581 Methods and system for automated in-field hierarchical training of a vehicle detection system  
Disclosed are methods and systems for detecting one or more vehicles in video captured from a deployed video camera directed at a parking region. According to one exemplary embodiment, disclosed...
8971579 Windshield localization for occupancy detection  
A system and method to capture an image of an oncoming target vehicle and localize the windshield of the target vehicle. Upon capturing an image, it is then analyzed to detect certain features of...
8970696 Hand and indicating-point positioning method and hand gesture determining method used in human-computer interaction system  
Disclosed are a hand positioning method and a human-computer interaction system. The method comprises a step of continuously capturing a current image so as to obtain a sequence of video images; a...
8970357 Vehicle-mounted surrounding object recognizing apparatus and drive support apparatus using the same  
A vehicle-mounted surrounding object recognizing apparatus, comprising: a camera that captures an environment surrounding an own vehicle; and an image processing device; wherein the image...
8972093 Lane-based localization  
A system, device, and methods for autonomous navigation using lane-based localization. Once example computer-implemented method includes receiving, from one or more sensors disposed on a vehicle,...
8970920 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
The apparatus of the present invention totalizes a frequency distribution while switching frequency distributions as targets, for each region having a set width, by using a sensor which captures...
8965142 Method and device for classifying a light object located ahead of a vehicle  
A method for classifying a light object located ahead of a vehicle, the method including a determination of a brightness curve assigned to the light object via at least two images which depict the...
8965044 Rotorcraft threat detection system  
A method, system, and computer program product for detecting objects. Members of a general class of objects are searched for in a number of images. Members of a specific class of objects are...
8965056 Vehicle surroundings monitoring device  
When it is determined that a type of a physical body in real space corresponding to an image portion is a crossing pedestrian, a distance calculating unit 13 performs a first distance calculating...
8958970 Vehicle control device and vehicle control system  
A vehicle control system and a vehicle control device can switch control of a supporting device for support a drive of a vehicle between an ordinary travel in which the vehicle travels in a state...
8957788 Vehicle reverse detection method and system via video acquisition and processing  
This disclosure provides a video camera and video processing alert system for detecting a vehicle in reverse. According to one exemplary embodiment, the system operates according to the following...
8948519 Linear mark detection system, linear mark detection method, and non-transitory computer readable medium storing linear mark detecting program  
A linear mark detection system includes a filter value calculation unit, a filter value threshold processing unit, and a feature value output unit. The filter value calculation unit calculates,...
8948449 Selecting visible regions in nighttime images for performing clear path detection  
A method provides for determining visible regions in a captured image during a nighttime lighting condition. An image is captured from an image capture device mounted to a vehicle. An intensity...
8948448 Method and apparatus for trajectory estimation, and method for segmentation  
A trajectory estimation apparatus includes: an image acceptance unit which accepts images that are temporally sequential and included in the video; a hierarchical subregion generating unit which...
8942880 Method and device for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle  
A method for operating a driver assistance system of a vehicle is described, together with a corresponding device, a corresponding vehicle, and a corresponding computer program. The driver...
8942426 On-train rail track monitoring system  
An automatic inspection system is provided for monitoring rail track for detecting and generating alerts for certain hazards to the operation of trains that may cause various safety concerns and...
8942508 Movement control apparatus, movement control method and program  
There is provided a movement control apparatus including a feature value calculation part calculating, on a basis of a movement direction of a region of interest defined based on input for moving...
8938098 Faulty cart wheel detection  
A system and method of identifying carts exhibiting tendencies that are indicative of damaged or defective wheels. A shopping cart may be identified and tracked visually through one or more...
8937558 Image generating apparatus and image display system  
A technology that does not require complicated operation to select a display mode is provided. In an image display system, a back mode stores a display mode that has been recently set as a current...
8937559 Vehicle identification, tracking and enforcement system  
A surveillance system for monitoring a plurality of vehicle license plates comprising a portable license plate reader including a camera for automatically imaging a license plate and extracting a...