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9036907 Method and apparatus for extracting depth edges from images acquired of scenes by cameras with ring flashes forming hue circles  
A set of images is acquired of a scene while illuminating the scene with a set of colors with different hues. The set of colors is generated by a set of light sources arranged in a substantial...
9035964 Method and apparatus for obtaining lighting information and material information in image modeling system  
An apparatus and method for obtaining lighting information and material information in an image modeling system are provided. A material constant of a same material region and lighting information...
9031326 System and method for effectively performing an image categorization procedure  
A system for performing an image categorization procedure includes an image manager with a keypoint generator, a support region filter, an orientation filter, and a matching module. The keypoint...
9031318 Guidance device, guidance method, and guidance program  
A mark object that serves as a marker for a guidance point on a set route is specified, and coloration information related to a coloration of the mark object is acquired. Based on the coloration...
9025868 Method and system for image processing to determine a region of interest  
Various aspects of a system and method for image processing may include a computing device having one or more processors. The computing device may be operable to determine luminance values of...
9025820 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus includes: an image processing unit that executes image processing on an input image; a point light source detection unit that detects a point light source included in...
9024880 Interactive system capable of improving image processing  
An interactive system capable of improving image processing includes a reference device, a processing module and a controller. The reference device is used for transmitting and/or reflecting light...
9025833 System and method for video-assisted identification of mobile phone users  
Methods and systems for identifying and tracking individuals in a area-of-interest that may be covered by a video surveillance subsystem and by a communication location subsystem, and a...
9020955 Compositional balance driven content retrieval  
Respective models of visual weight in images are determined. An image query is generated from a determined visual weight distribution. At least one of the images is retrieved from a database based...
9020253 Systems and methods for identifying a colorbar/non-colorbar frame attribute  
Presently disclosed are systems and methods for identifying a colorbar/non-colorbar attribute of a current frame. One example embodiment takes the form of a frame-processing device including a...
9019562 Image forming apparatus that performs color conversion specific to a particular graphic form  
An image forming apparatus includes a specific graphic form storage section, an image determination section, and determination color conversion processing section. The specific graphic form...
9020250 Methods and systems for building a universal dress style learner  
This invention presents a universal framework for the discovery, understanding and matching of dress styles. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for building a universal dress style...
9020255 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus includes an emphasis map creation module configured to create an emphasis map indicating an emphasis region of image data and an emphasis level of the emphasis...
9020252 Image recognition method and image recognition system  
An image recognition method and an image recognition system can be applied to fetal ultrasound images. The image recognition method includes: (a) adjusting the image with a filter operator to...
9020246 Systems and methods for visual object matching  
Systems and methods for improving visual object recognition by analyzing query images are disclosed. In one example, a visual object recognition module may determine query images matching objects...
9020259 Method for detecting and adapting video processing for far-view scenes in sports video  
A method is disclosed for analyzing video to detect far-view scenes in sports video to determine when certain image processing algorithms should be applied. The method comprises analyzing and...
9020251 Image processing apparatus and method  
Provided is a method and apparatus for modeling a human body using a depth image and a color image. An image processing apparatus may extract a body area from a color image based on a depth value...
9014469 Color-mapping wand  
A device includes a freely manipulable color-mapping wand. The wand includes at least one color detector for measuring an intensity of light within at least one spectral range that is incident...
9014487 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An apparatus includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire main object information specifying a main object in generation of a layout image, a second acquisition unit configured to...
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...
9014471 Method of classifying a chroma downsampling error  
There is provided an apparatus and a method of evaluating an effect of chroma downsampling in a compression process of an input image. According to examples of the presently disclosed subject...
9014468 Image processing apparatus, computer-readable storage medium storing computer-readable instructions and associated method  
An image processing apparatus may create text image data representing a text image, based on target image data representing a target image including text. The image processing apparatus may...
9013772 Apparatus, system, and method of inspecting image, and computer-readable medium storing image inspection control program  
An information processing apparatus including a read image obtainer and a setting value calculator implemented by circuitry. The read image obtainer obtains a scanned determination image,...
9013757 Color conversion coefficient generating apparatus and method, color processing apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable medium  
A color conversion coefficient generating apparatus includes a color vision degree coefficient calculating unit and a color conversion coefficient calculating unit. The color vision degree...
9013497 Image aesthetic signatures  
An approach for determining transducer functions for mapping objective image attribute values to estimated subjective attribute values. The approach includes determining objective attribute values...
9008417 Dental color analyzing device and methof of use  
The invention relates to a dental color analyzing device comprising a housing, a computer device having a storage unit, and a display on which a reference object together with at least one tooth...
9007666 Determining whether an image is color  
Erroneous determination of an image caused by color shift is prevented. Image data is divided in a sub-scanning direction into a first region where color shift hardly occurs and a second region...
9002103 Image processing apparatus and computer readable medium  
An image processing apparatus includes a definition reducing section, a color region extracting section, a concealing image generating section and an image combining section. The definition...
9002106 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus detects boundaries from an image; extracts straight-line segments from the boundaries; detects a region where differences between pixel values of near pixels located...
9002105 Automated contour detection methods, systems and processor-readable media  
A method and system for identifying existence and occurrence of a contour. The contour presence can be identified by taking a second derivative of a color space (e.g., L*, a*, and b*) value of a...
9002069 Social media event detection and content-based retrieval  
A system and article of manufacture for social media event detection and content-based retrieval include obtaining multiple images from at least one social media source, extracting at least one...
8995762 Image processing apparatus and non-transitory computer readable medium for obtaining similarity between a local color displacement distribution and an extracted color displacement  
An image processing apparatus includes a color displacement calculation unit, a distribution obtaining unit, and a similarity calculation unit. The color displacement calculation unit calculates...
8988735 Image processing apparatus, method, and computer-readable storage medium to eliminate unevenness due to misregistration correction by adjusting mixture status  
An image processing apparatus of one aspect of this invention detects a specific pattern corresponding to a fine pattern in the input image data, and detects pixels corresponding to the specific...
8989485 Detecting a junction in a text line of CJK characters  
A method for detecting a junction in a received image of the line of text to update a junction list with descriptive data is provided. The method includes creating a color histogram based on a...
8989437 Salient object detection by composition  
A computing device configured to determine, for each of a plurality of locations in an image, a saliency measure based at least on a cost of composing parts of the image in the location from parts...
8983148 Color segmentation  
A method of skin segmentation of a digital image is operable in an acquisition device. An image is acquired. A value indicative of a redness of a pixel of said image is compared with a face skin...
8983190 Dynamic service configuration during OCR capture  
Dynamically configuring OCR processing may include determining a device type and determining whether to perform optical character recognition (OCR) processing of the received image locally based...
8983184 Vision image information storage system and method thereof, and recording medium having recorded program for implementing method  
The present invention relates to a system for generating a vision image from the viewpoint of an agent in an augmented reality environment, a method thereof, and a recording medium in which a...
8983183 Spatially varying log-chromaticity normals for use in an image process  
In a first exemplary embodiment, an automated, computerized method is provided for processing an image. The method includes the steps of providing an image file depicting an image defined by image...
8983185 Image compression  
Disclosed is a method of compressing an image to be stored in a memory to satisfy a memory requirement. A size of a region having a uniform colour in the image is determined. The determined size...
8983115 Detecting alteration of an image based on pattern information of color filter array  
A CFA pattern is extracted from captured image data for each first unit region. A first altered region is detected from disturbance of the periodicity of the CFA pattern, and the first altered...
8977045 Recognition method and system for component images  
A recognition method includes: retrieving a component image from an image source; utilizing SVD (singular value decomposition) to decompose the component image; and utilizing the decomposed...
8977044 Image processing apparatus for area separation of images, image processing method, and computer readable medium  
An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives an image; a separating unit that separates a first area from the received image; an extracting unit that extracts a second...
8977046 Image processing device, image processing method, and storage medium storing image processing program with color to pattern correlation  
An image processing device includes a pattern type determination unit in which a predetermined pattern is determined corresponding to color information of an image; a region setting unit in which...
8977047 Systems and methods for note content extraction and management using segmented notes  
Techniques for creating and manipulating software notes representative of physical notes are described. A note management system comprises a note recognition module configured to receive image...
8971618 Measuring translucence  
A target and a method to use the target to determine the translucence of media is disclosed. The target has a first region and a second region. The first region comprises a color chart. The second...
8971619 Method and a device for extracting color features  
A method and device for extracting color features, relating to the field of image processing includes converting an original image into sub-images corresponding to channels in a color space,...
8971620 Detecting a label from an image  
Determining a label from an image is disclosed, including: obtaining an image; determining a first portion of the image associated with a special mark; determining a second portion of the image...
8965121 Image color matching and equalization devices and related methods  
Disclosed herein are image color matching and equalization devices and related methods. According to an aspect, a method may include determining overlapping portions of a scene within first and...
8965117 Image pre-processing for reducing consumption of resources  
Embodiments of the subject technology provide methods and systems of image pre-processing for improving the accuracy of optical character recognition (OCR) and reducing the power consumption on a...