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9042661 Object classification using two-dimensional projection  
One or more systems and/or techniques are provided to identify objects comprised in a compound object without segmenting three-dimensional image data of the potential compound object....
9042650 Rule-based segmentation for objects with frontal view in color images  
A method of labeling pixels in an image in which pixels in the image that represent human skin of one or more people are detected and one or more regions in the image are identified, where each...
9042648 Salient object segmentation  
Techniques for identifying a salient object with respect to its context are described. A process receives an input image that includes a salient object. The process segments the input image into...
9036083 Text detection in video  
Techniques of detecting text in video are disclosed. In some embodiments, a portion of video content can be identified as having text. Text within the identified portion of the video content can...
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...
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...
9025905 Image processing apparatus, recording medium storing image processing program, and method of image processing  
An image processing apparatus including a first image processing unit and a second image processing unit. The first image processing unit is configured to calculate a parameter for image...
9025871 Image processing apparatus and method of providing high sensitive color images  
An image processing apparatus and method for generating high-sensitive, high-brightness color images are disclosed. A second image having a wider band and higher-sensitivity than those of a first...
9020273 Image processing method, image processor, integrated circuit, and program  
An image processing method capable of appropriately increasing a resolution of an input image in which an edge direction that is a direction along an edge included in the input image is...
9020193 Method and apparatus for searching images  
Disclosed are methods and apparatuses for searching images. An image is received and a first search path is defined for the image. The first search path may be a straight line, horizontal, and/or...
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...
9020184 Apparatus and method for rapid and precise application of cosmetics  
A method for selectively applying a reflectance modifying agent (RMA) to an area of skin, the method comprising receiving an image of the area of skin, identifying, using the image, a nominated...
9013770 Image processing device determining whether image is chromatic color image or achromatic color image  
In an image processing device, the control device identifies a background color of the image. The control device classifies each of the pixels into either one of a background color pixel group or...
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...
9013555 Method and apparatus for ultrahigh sensitive optical microangiography  
Embodiments herein provide an ultrahigh sensitive optical microangiography (OMAG) system that provides high sensitivity to slow flow information, such as that found in blood flow in capillaries,...
9008914 Driving support system for a vehicle  
In the present invention, when a solid object is recognized in the direction of movement of an own vehicle, in a system which carries out driving support of a vehicle, turning control of the...
9007647 Methods and apparatus to identify images in print advertisements  
Methods and apparatus to methods and apparatus to identify images in print advertisements are disclosed. An example method comprises computing a first image feature vector for a first presented...
9008437 Information processing apparatus, information processing method and storage medium  
An information processing apparatus sets a plurality of reference locations of data in information as one reference location pattern and acquires a feature amount obtained from a value of data of...
9008460 Automatic adjustment of images using a homography  
Techniques and apparatus for automatic upright adjustment of digital images. An automatic upright adjustment technique is described that may provide an automated approach for straightening up...
9007395 Bit resolution enhancement  
Devices, systems, apparatuses, methods, and other embodiments associated with bit resolution enhancement are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes logic configured to produce a...
9008441 Boundary extraction method  
A computer-implemented method for creating an ordered set of boundary data by transforming data from remotely sensed imagery of shorelines is provided. A feature data set and an edge data set are...
9008356 Perceptually-driven representation for object recognition  
Methods and systems for processing an image to facilitate automated object recognition are disclosed. More particularly, an image is processed based on a perceptual grouping for the image (e.g.,...
9008440 Component recognizing apparatus and component recognizing method  
Disclosed are a component recognizing apparatus and a component recognizing method. The component recognizing apparatus includes: an image preprocessing unit configured to extract component edges...
9002118 Image feature extraction device, image feature extraction method, and image recognition device  
An image feature extraction device according to an embodiment includes a gradient image calculator generates intensity gradient data with respect to two different directions based on intensity...
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...
9002136 Denoising apparatus, system and method  
A denoising apparatus comprising an image input unit which receives pixel data including color information of pixels included in a correction target image, a denoising unit which denoises the...
9002119 Device method and program for human hand posture estimation  
The objective is to provide a finger shape estimating device that can estimate the image most similar to a finger image quickly and with high precision, and that can facilitate construction of a...
8995749 Enhanced edge detection tool for edges of irregular surfaces  
A method is provided for enhancing edge detection for edges of irregular surfaces in a machine vision inspection system. The inspection system comprises an edge feature video tool configured 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...
8995784 Structure descriptors for image processing  
A structure descriptor for an m×n pixel block of an image may be determined. The m×n pixel block may contain a primary pixel having a primary pixel value and a plurality of secondary pixels having...
8989487 Apparatus and method for combining images  
Provided are an image composition apparatus for composing color images with black-and-white images including infrared components, and an image composition method thereof. The image composition...
8990877 Interface for use with a video compression system and method using differencing and clustering  
The disclosure relates to a system and method having a common interface to manage and integrate secure information traversing a network with disparate domains. The system and method are capable of...
8983204 Image processing apparatus and method for controlling same  
A production unit of an image processing apparatus produces a contour signal of an image including a specific subject. A detection unit detects, on the basis of the contour signal, a...
8983235 Pupil detection device and pupil detection method  
Disclosed is a pupil detection device capable improving the pupil detection accuracy even if a detection target image is a low-resolution image. In a pupil detection device (100), an eye area...
8983203 Face-tracking method with high accuracy  
A face-tracking method with high accuracy is provided. The face-tracking method includes generating an initial face shape according to the detected face region of an input image and a learned data...
8983205 Method for auto-depicting trends in object contours  
Disclosed herein is a method for auto-depicting trends in object contours (referred to as ADTOC). At the heart of ADTOC is a sifting process to determine a significant angular value via evaluating...
8971614 Extracting object edges from images  
A computer system may elicit from a human observer ground truth data useful in automatically detecting one or more features in images. The elicitation may include presenting an image to a human...
8971611 Image process device, image process method, and image process program  
A mask correcting unit corrects an externally set mask pattern. A depth map processing unit processes a depth map of an input image for each of a plurality of regions designated by a plurality of...
8971637 Method and system for identifying an edge in an image  
A method and system for identifying an edge in a portion of an image, the portion having an associated intensity variation. An edge candidate is detected at a local extremum of the intensity...
8965132 Edge tracing with hysteresis thresholding  
A method for tracing edges of an image using hysteresis thresholding includes: (i) receiving an edge map of the image, (ii) scanning one row of the input edge map, (iii) assigning a label to each...
8958648 Method for recognition of a predetermined pattern in an image data set  
A method for recognition of a predetermined pattern in an image data set recorded by a device for recording of at least two electromagnetic frequency spectra is provided. A first difference value...
8957907 Fill-volume techniques for use in a hair/fur pipeline  
A surface definition module of a hair/fur pipeline may be used to generate a shape defining a surface and an associated volume. A control hair module may be used to fill the volume with control...
8959022 System for media correlation based on latent evidences of audio  
A method for determining a relatedness between a query video and a database video is provided. A processor extracts an audio stream from the query video to produce a query audio stream, extracts...
8953877 Noise estimation for images  
Implementations relate to estimating noise in images. In some implementations, a method includes extracting a plurality of sample blocks of pixels from a received image, where each sample block...
8953855 Edge detection technique and charged particle radiation equipment  
An object of the present invention is to provide an edge detection technique and equipment which are capable of stably detecting an edge by suppressing the influence of noise even in the case...
8952979 Wave fill  
A method, system, apparatus, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to fill pixels of an image. An area of the image is obtained and one of the pixels is...
8942427 Method and an apparatus for displaying a 3-dimensional image  
A three-dimensional (3D) image display device may display a perceived 3D image. A location tracking unit may determine a viewing distance from a screen to a viewer. An image processing unit may...
8942441 Optimizing the initialization and convergence of active contours for segmentation of cell nuclei in histological sections  
A computer-implemented segmentation method is used to process an image representing a plurality of nuclei. The method is implemented in a computer having a processor and a physical memory. A set...
8938129 Display system with edge map conversion mechanism and method of operation thereof  
A method of operation of a display system includes: receiving an input image having input pixels; identifying input edge pixels from the input pixels; calculating an edge pixel sum for one of the...
8938128 Weighted image enhancement method  
A weighted image enhancement method includes receiving an original image. The original image includes several original pixels. The original image is sharpened to generate a sharpened image. The...