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9042635 System and a method for inspecting an object using a hybrid sensor  
A system, that includes a hybrid sensor that comprises: a monochromatic portion that is arranged to obtain a monochromatic image of a first area of an object; a multiple-color portion that is...
9042634 Method system and computer product for non-destructive object analysis  
Aspects of the invention provide a solution for analyzing an object, such as a part of a turbo machine. A planar surface is generated using a curved reformat function based on a surface of a...
9036023 Method and system for monitoring and controlling a glass container forming process  
The present invention relates to a method and system for monitoring and controlling a glass container forming process. The radiation emitted by each hot glass container is measured with...
9036919 System and method for repairing composite parts  
A composite repair system and method for assisting in the repair of a cured composite part in which a damaged portion has been cut out and removed, exposing a plurality of composite plies and...
9036892 Systems and methods for data entry in a non-destructive testing system  
Systems and methods for entering data acquired from a non-destructive testing (NDT) system may include obtaining information related to an inspection using a non-destructive testing (NDT)...
9036896 Inspection system and method for inspecting line width and/or positional errors of a pattern  
A method and system for imaging an object to be inspected and obtaining an optical image; creating a reference image from design pattern data; preparing an inspection recipe including one or more...
9036893 Tire defect detection method  
Provided is a tire defect detection method capable of accurately detecting a thinly extending convex defect of a tire surface. Prior to the start of Step S1, two-dimensional images including a...
9036895 Method of inspecting wafer  
A method of inspecting a wafer includes performing a fabricating process on a wafer, irradiating broadband light on the wafer, such that the light is reflected from the wafer, generating a...
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...
9036916 Unique part identifiers  
A method of providing a unique identifier for a manufactured part includes defining a boundary area on at least one surface of the manufactured part, recording surface properties within a portion...
9031310 Conductive film manufacturing method, conductive film, and recording medium  
Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a conductive film in which a mesh pattern comprising a wire material is provided on a base material. Also disclosed are a conductive film and a recording...
9031314 Establishing coordinate systems for measurement  
In one aspect, in general, a measurement system includes a projector for illuminating a pattern on a surface of the object, at least two imaging devices for obtaining images of a portion of an...
9031313 Inspection system  
The entire surface of a photomask 101 is inspected after data and parameters of the lithography simulator are set in the operation setting screen of a control computer 110 and after the inspection...
9031312 Rapid processing and detection of non-uniformities in web-based materials  
A computerized inspection system is described for detecting the presence of non-uniformity defects and providing output indicative of a severity of each type of non-uniformity defect. Techniques...
9031311 Identification of aircraft surface positions using camera images  
A method and apparatus for identifying a position of a surface on an aircraft. Image data for an image of the surface on the aircraft is received. The image data is processed to determine whether...
9025853 Method for determining markings in relief on the outer surface of the sidewall of a tyre  
A method of determining relief markings on a tire's sidewall surface includes assigning, to each pixel of a three-dimensional image of the surface, a grey-level value proportional to an elevation...
9025852 Substrate inspection apparatus and method for operating the same  
In one embodiment, a substrate inspection apparatus performs, in its maintenance mode, operations including: guiding a light emitted from an illuminating unit to an imaging device via a...
9019362 Charged particle beam device and a method of improving image quality of the same  
The invention relates to a technique of improving a contrast of a lower-layer pattern in a multi layer by synthesizing detected signals from a plurality of detectors by using an appropriate...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...