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9013714 Method of analyzing video or image data of an absorbent article  
A method for determining the proper placement of an absorbent article on an undergarment is provided. The method includes receiving a still or video image of the absorbent article in the...
9014441 Caliper for measuring objects in an image  
The invention relates to a system (300) for performing and visualizing a measurement of an object viewed in an image computed from image data, the system comprising an image unit (310) for...
9014461 Image processing apparatus, image processing method and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus that processes a radiation image obtained from a detector in which a plurality of pixels are two-dimensionally arranged includes: an obtainment unit that obtains a...
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...
9008408 Method and system for determining the quality of pharmaceutical products  
Thermographic imaging is used to monitor quality parameters of pharmaceutical products in a manufacturing process.
9008409 Method and system for digital image analysis of ear traits  
A method of evaluating one or more kernels of an ear of maize using digital imagery includes acquiring a digital image of the one or more kernels of the ear of maize, processing the digital image...
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:...
9002094 Image processing device and image processing method  
A reference image to serve as a reference for a non-defective determination is previously stored in association with identification information for identifying an inspection object. An image of the...
9002095 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...
9002130 Method for determining elements in relief on the surface of a tyre  
A method of determining relief elements on a tire surface includes capturing a three-dimensional image of the surface and assigning to each pixel (i, j) of the image a grey-level value proportional...
9002093 Method of monitoring the appearance of the surface of a tire  
Method for detecting an anomaly on the surface of a tire comprising the following steps in the course of which: A—the image of a given anomaly present on the surface of at least one tire is p...
9002063 Method for identifying and defining basic patterns forming the tread pattern of a tyre  
A tire tread, having circumferentially juxtaposed elements separated from one another by identically shaped boundaries and having a least one basic pattern, is inspected by: producing an image of...
8995744 Cart inspection for suspicious items  
Methods and apparatus provide for a Cart Inspector to create a suspicion level for a transaction when a video image of the transaction portrays an item(s) left in a shopping cart. Specifically, the...
8995715 Face or other object detection including template matching  
A template matching module is configured to program a processor to apply multiple differently-tuned object detection classifier sets in parallel to a digital image to determine one or more of an...
8995742 Systems and methods for evaluation of a superabrasive material  
Embodiments of systems and methods are disclosed for evaluating a superabrasive material by a three-dimensional model generated using a computed tomography scanner. The model is analyzed to...
8995773 Image measurement apparatus and method of measuring works using edge detection tools  
An image measurement apparatus includes: an imager section, an obtainment section, an outline detection section, a setting section, and a measurement section. The imager section takes an image of a...
8995743 Identifying and locating possible lines corresponding to pallet structure in an image  
A computer-implemented method is provided for finding a Ro image providing data corresponding to possible orthogonal distances to possible lines on a pallet in an image. The method comprises:...
8989466 Systems and methods for monitoring the amplification and dissociation behavior of DNA molecules  
The present invention relates to systems and methods for monitoring the amplification of DNA molecules and the dissociation behavior of the DNA molecules.
8989477 Process monitoring device and process monitoring method in semiconductor manufacturing apparatus and semiconductor manufacturing apparatus  
Provide is a process monitoring device in a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus that can readily and reliably monitor the process in the semiconductor manufacturing apparatus. The process...
8983171 System and method for inspecting structures formed of composite materials during the fabrication thereof  
A method for inspecting structures formed of composite materials during the fabrication thereof including imaging multiple individual plies of a structure, whereby the locations and orientations of...
8983172 Visual inspection apparatus, secure one-way data transfer device and methods therefor  
A visual inspection system includes a database storing a wireframe model of an object and a portable electronic device equipped with an imaging device and a display. The portable electronic device...
8983173 Portable composable machine vision system for identifying projectiles  
A machine vision system for automatically identifying and inspecting objects is disclosed, including composable vision-based recognition modules and a decision algorithm to perform the final...
8977033 System and method for automatically measuring the dimensions of and identifying the type of exterior siding  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media are disclosed for determining a pixel-to-length ratio between a number of pixels disposed over a predetermined length of a reference object within an...
8977032 Identifying and evaluating multiple rectangles that may correspond to a pallet in an image scene  
A method is provided for evaluating a possible pallet structure. The method comprises: providing a gray scale image comprising one or more possible lines; providing respective pixel locations in...
8971629 User interface system based on pointing device  
The user interaction system comprises a portable pointing device (101) connected to a camera (102) and sending pictures to a digital signal processor (120), capable of recognizing an object (130)...
8971658 Edge contrast adjustment filter  
Disclosed herein is a method that includes a classifier that distinguishes objects based on their color shades. A moving window based operator looks at the color class of the adjacent objects and...
8965100 Ultrasonic modeling for inspection of composite irregularities  
A first simulated inspection is conducted to provide a first waveform data set associated with the at least one irregularity parameter. The first simulated inspection is conducted using a first...
8965101 Seed sorter  
A seed sorter system is operable to sort seeds based on one or more characteristics of the seeds. The system includes a seed loading station operable to isolate individual seeds from a plurality of...
8965116 Computer-aided assignment of ratings to digital samples of a manufactured web product  
A computerized rating tool is described that assists a user in efficiently and consistently assigning expert ratings (i.e., labels) to a large collection of training images representing samples of...
8958898 Method and apparatus to monitor and control sheet characteristics on a creping process  
The invention embodies methods and apparatuses to monitor and control the characteristics of a creping process. The method involves measuring optical properties of various points along a creped...
8958627 System and method of distributed processing for machine-vision analysis  
A computer-implemented method for designating a portion of a machine-vision analysis to be performed on a worker. A set of machine-vision algorithms is obtained for analyzing a digital image of a...
8953869 Apparatus and methods for inspecting extreme ultra violet reticles  
Disclosed are methods and apparatus for inspecting an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) reticle is disclosed. An optical inspection tool is used to obtain a phase defect map for the EUV reticle before a...
8953868 Defect inspection method and defect inspection apparatus  
A defect inspection method comprising: picking up an image of a subject under inspection to thereby acquire an inspection image; extracting multiple templates corresponding to multiple regions,...
8948492 Quality control method for a machine for producing packaging  
A quality control method for a machine for processing flat objects for producing packaging: A prepress file for packaging is used to define, in an extremely simple and quick way, masked zones which...
8948491 Method and apparatus for detecting surface unevenness of object under inspection  
Minute surface unevenness formed on the surface of an object under inspection is detected, thereby improving the accuracy of an appearance inspection. A target surface in the sidewall region (21)...
8942463 Harmonic resist model for use in a lithographic apparatus and a device manufacturing method  
A method for determining an image of a mask pattern in a resist coated on a substrate, the method including determining an aerial image of the mask pattern at substrate level; and convolving the...
8942462 Method for automatic quantification of dendrite arm spacing in dendritic microstructures  
A method to automatically quantify dendrite arm spacing in dendritic microstructures. Once a location of interest in a cast material specimen has been identified, the information contained in it is...
8934704 Visual inspection device, visual inspection method, and computer program  
Inputs of a plurality of images constituting a group of images of items regarded as non-defective items are accepted and stored, and a defect threshold for detecting a defective portion of an...
8934703 Determination assist system of ultrasonic testing, determination assist method of ultrasonic testing, determination assist program of ultrasonic testing, and computer-readable storage medium for storing determination assist program of ultrasonic testing  
A determination assist system including a first image generating section for generating a first planar image based on data of a first test index; a second image generating section for generating a...
8934706 Wafer center finding with kalman filter  
A device is provided having a robotic arm for handling a wafer, the robotic arm including one or more encoders that provide encoder data identifying a position of one or more components of the...
8934702 System and method for determining cumulative tow gap width  
A system for determining cumulative tow gap width includes an in-process vision system having at least one camera adapted to record images of a composite material and a data analysis computer...
8934705 Persistent feature detection  
Methods are presented for improved detection of persistent or systematic defects induced during the manufacture of a product. In particular, the methods are directed to the detection of defects...
8929661 System and method for measuring camber on a surface  
The disclosed embodiment relates to methods for measuring camber on a surface. The method preferably comprises receiving, by a computing device, a plurality of images of a surface, identifying, by...
8922643 Apparatus for inspecting light emitting diode and inspecting method using said apparatus  
A light emitting diode (LED) inspection apparatus includes at least one LED including a phosphor applied on an emission surface, a first lighting unit to emit visible light to the LED, a second...
8921733 Methods and systems for trimming circuits  
Removing material from the surface of a first circuit comprises generating a first laser pulse using a pulse generator; targeting a spot on the first circuit using a focusing component; delivering...
8923599 Method and arrangement in a measuring system  
The present invention relates to a method and an arrangement for representing the characteristics of an object with a measuring system, in which either the measuring system or the object is...
8917312 System and method for detecting optical defects in transparencies  
An optical defect detection system is provided for recording an image of a transparency for detecting optical defects therein. The transparency may be formed with a contour. The defect detection...
8917900 Measurement apparatus  
In a measurement apparatus, higher-quality measurement is realized in measurement of measurement object displacement or imaging of a two-dimensional image. In a controller, a light receiving signal...
8908956 Method for inspecting surface defect of metal balls by image recognition  
A method for inspecting surface defect of metal balls by image recognition includes the steps of feeding metal ball, capturing image for a first time, making metal ball rotate, capturing image for...
8908919 Tactical object finder  
A detection system includes processing circuitry configured to receive overhead image data divided into a plurality of image chips and receive metadata associated with the image data. The metadata...