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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...
8902464 Color processing apparatus and method for color processing using colorimetric data of a color chart  
Colorimetric values for generating a color separation table, which are obtained by measuring a plurality of color patches included in a color chart, are input, and measurement values corresponding...
8903122 Verifying a slider tray map  
A hard disk drive manufacture process may use a database to track the sliders stored within a slider tray. Instead of requiring an operator to visually inspect each tray to confirm that the...
8897540 Optical inspection method  
An optical inspection method including the following steps is disclosed. A tester is utilized to obtain an image of an inspection object. A target image region of the image is determined. Multiple...
8897537 Cloud-based digital pathology  
A method and systems for cloud-based digital pathology include scanning received slides that include a pathology sample to produce a sample image in a shared memory, analyzing the sample image...
8891852 Method and apparatus for configuring and testing a machine vision detector  
Disclosed are systems and methods for configuring a vision detector, wherein a training image is obtained from a production line operating in continuous motion so as to provide conditions...
8885915 Method for measuring and controlling distance between lower end surface of heat shielding member and surface of raw material melt and method for manufacturing silicon single crystal  
A method for measuring a distance between a lower end surface of a heat shielding member including a criterion reflector inside a concavity on the lower end surface and a surface of a raw material...
8885916 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...
8885914 Apparatus and method for reinspecting prescription drugs  
Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for reinspecting a prescription drug, which reinspect the defect state of a defective drug pack after the defect state of an individually packaged drug has...
8885918 System and method for inspecting a wafer  
A method for inspecting a wafer. The method comprises a training process for creating reference images. The training process comprises capturing a number of images of a first wafer of unknown...
8879820 Component image processing apparatus and component image processing method  
To image a component larger than the field of view of a camera, a range based on the shape and dimension of the component to be imaged and the field of view of the camera, a range of the component...
8867817 Display analysis using scanned images  
A method for analyzing a display is described. The method includes scanning the display to generate a scanned image of the display. The scanned image may be analyzed to determine a characteristic...
8867847 Method for fast, robust, multi-dimensional pattern recognition  
A method and system for probe-based pattern matching including an apparatus for synthetic training of a model of a pattern. The apparatus comprises a sensor for obtaining an image of the pattern...