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9025883 Adaptive quality image reconstruction via a compressed sensing framework  
What is disclosed is a system and method which reconstructs an N-pixel image of a scene such that Q pixel locations associated with identified regions of interest in a scene have a higher image...
8872824 System, method, and computer program product for performing shadowing utilizing shadow maps and ray tracing  
A system, method, and computer program product are provided for performing shadowing utilizing shadow maps and ray tracing. In operation, one or more shadow maps are rendered for at least one...
8849053 Parametric loop filter  
A parametric loop filter uses a set of fixed filters to remove or reduce noise and artifacts introduced during video coding. The filters are pre-trained offline and hardwired into encoder and...
8643714 Test device and method for testing display parameters  
A test device is for testing display parameters of an electronic product with a page browsing function. The electronic product stores display times of a number of standard frames which selected...
8542439 Method and device for scanning-microscopy imaging of a specimen  
A method and a device for scanning-microscopy imaging of a specimen (28) are described. Provision is made that a plurality of specimen points are scanned by means of a scanning beam (14) in...
8532398 Methods and apparatus for optical segmentation of biological samples  
A method for the imaging of protein expression and location in biological samples using optical segmentation is provided. The steps comprise acquiring a fluorescent image of a biological sample,...
8373862 Extended range optical imaging system for use in turbid media  
An extended range optical imaging system and method for use in turbid media generates a beam of coherent light, modulates the beam of coherent light to encode scan information, directs the...
8331687 Image processing device and method for extracting a gloss region  
An image processing device includes a detecting unit configured to detect an external light reflection region from an input image, and a determining unit configured to determine the glossiness of...
8213740 Coherent image correlation  
Systems and methods for coherent image correlation are provided. The systems include sonars with overlapping frequencies that observe terrain from overlapping aspects to form sonar images. First...
8115776 Mechanism to mitigate color breakup artifacts in field sequential color display systems  
A mechanism for mitigating undesired color image breakup artifacts arising in display systems that exploit the principle of field sequential color generation. By suitably reducing the time...
8077185 Mechanism to mitigate color breakup artifacts in field sequential color display systems  
A system and method for displaying video images in response to each frame of field-sequential video signals. The system comprises a backlight comprising first, second and third primary color light...
8073276 De-ringing filter for decompressed video data  
A post processing apparatus of a graphics controller to filter decompressed video data. An embodiment of the apparatus includes a buffer and a de-ringing filter. The buffer is configured to read a...
8022344 Optical wavefront control pattern generating apparatus and optical wavefront control pattern generating method  
An optical wavefront control pattern generating apparatus (1) relating to the present invention includes: a target image detector unit (60) configured to detect spatial information of the object...
7988297 Non-rigidly coupled, overlapping, non-feedback, optical systems for spatial filtering of fourier transform optical patterns and image shape content characterization  
Non-rigidly coupled, overlapping, non-feedback optical systems for spatial filtering of Fourier transform optical patterns and image shape characterization comprises a first optical subsystem that...
7986321 System and method for generating structured light for 3-dimensional image rendering  
A system and method for illuminating an object in preparation for three-dimensional rendering includes a projection device configured to project at least three two-dimensional structured light...
7925096 Method and apparatus for validating holograms  
A method and apparatus that validates a hologram by scanning the hologram at multiple angles is disclosed. The method may include scanning a document containing the hologram at a first angle to...
RE42070 Apparatus and method for radial and angular or rotational analysis of images for shape content and matching  
A segmented radial spatial light modulator has an active optic area comprising a plurality of radially extending active optic modulators disposed at various angular orientations with respect to a...
7800035 Optical wavefront control pattern generating apparatus and optical wavefront control pattern generating method  
An optical wavefront control pattern generating apparatus includes: a reconstructed image detector unit configured to detect a reconstructed image displayed on the reconstructed image display; and...
7738736 Methods and systems for holographic data recovery  
A method for holographic storage data recovery in a holographic storage system is presented. One exemplary method includes detecting a stored image at a detector such that the image is...
7697191 Generation of a desired three-dimensional electromagnetic field  
The present invention relates to a method and a system for synthesizing a prescribed three-dimensional electromagnetic field based on generalized phase contrast imaging. Such a method and...
7492948 Generation of a desired wavefront with a plurality of phase contrast filters  
The present invention relates to a method and a system for synthesizing an intensity pattern based on generalized phase contrast imaging. The phase filter contains a plurality of phase shifting...
7483571 Apparatus and method for the construction of spatial representations  
A method and apparatus for constructing spatial representations of referents is provided. The method and apparatus have application in any area where a spatial representation of a referent is...
7317814 Authentication system and method  
An authentication system using a correlator that correlates an input with a reference wherein at least one of the input and reference comprises a phase volume mask having structures, preferably...
7302100 Method for increasing detectable light energy without changing shape content in radial and angular or rotational analysis of images for shape content and matching  
A segmented radial spatial light modulator has an active optic area comprising a plurality of radially extending active optic modulators disposed at various angular orientations with respect to a...
7298908 Method and apparatus for detecting the presence of one or more images of a known predetermined kind of scene  
An apparatus for detecting the presence of one or more images of a known kind in a scene is disclosed which comprises a digital input means and an optical output means. The digital input means...
7103223 Apparatus and method for radial and angular or rotational analysis or images for shape content and matching  
A segmented radial spatial light modulator has an active optic area comprising a plurality of radially extending active optic modulators disposed at various angular orientations with respect to a...
6844947 All-optical holographic code division multiple access switch  
A technique for processing optical input signals to produce optical output signals using only a single hologram for a plurality of circularly shifted code words used to encode the input signals. A...
6717699 Method for hybrid printing  
The present invention relates to a system and method for ink-jet printing. More specifically, the present invention is directed to a system and method useful for ink-jet printing onto textiles....
6618138 Scanning fluorescent systems for various diagnostic  
An angularly multiplexed store contains filters derived from prior examination of input image reference samples, a spectrum analyzer produces spectral data representing the frequency spectrum of...
6480273 Multispectral imaging system and method  
A multispectral imaging system (1) and method utilize an optical processor (3) for simultaneously comparing an input wavelength spectrum observed in a single spatial pixel in a scene image from a...
6445822 Search method and apparatus for locating digitally stored content, such as visual images, music and sounds, text, or software, in storage devices on a computer network  
A method for searching for and comparing images includes allowing a user, software application, computer system, etc., to create, identify, select, provide, or otherwise produce one or more...
6415047 Optical feature extraction apparatus and encoding method for detection of DNA sequences  
The invention is an optical feature extraction apparatus which uses video display, spatial light modulation, and detection components in conjunction with microlenslet replicating optics, to...
6360012 In situ projection optic metrology method and apparatus  
Wavefront information for an optical system is calculated based on the intensity of an image of a plurality of gratings having different periods and orientations taken from at least two different...
6345127 Video data compression preprocessor using holographic optical correlation and feedback  
A method and apparatus for compressing video data images uses optical processing techniques. The method and apparatus perform holographic optical correlation and apply holographic optical...
6330361 Adaptively aligned optical correlator and method  
An improved optical correlator using a coherent light beam employs a method of adaptive alignment. A test pattern modulates an input spatial light modulator. The modulated beam propagates through...
6226391 Fingerprint classification via spatial frequency components  
The present invention is a method and apparatus for automatically placing a first unknown image, such as an unknown fingerprint image, into one of a plurality of categories. The invention includes...
6137896 Method of recognizing faces using range images  
Faces are one of the most commonly recognized features among people. According to the invention a system for recognizing intensity images of faces is provided. Intensity images of a face are...
6014219 Method and system for evaluating the quality of holograms  
The image quality of a hologram is evaluated by measuring the spacial distributions of luminance of an image reconstructed from the hologram and an object recorded thereon, normalizing the...
5943170 Adaptive or a priori filtering for detection of signals corrupted by noise  
A method for pattern recognition and localization using a joint transform correlator and joint transform correlator. The method includes providing a joint image of a reference image and an input...
5933530 Image recognition apparatus using image enhancement processing  
An image recognition apparatus which is capable of mounting many function such as an image enhancement and image recognition processes into one chip, for thus processing an image processing...
5862258 Method for distinguishing between objects using mace filters  
A pair of matched filters describing a pre-selected category of objects is ade, each of the filters having a center located at a unique place in the filter. When incorporated into a MACE filter...
5844709 Multiple quantum well electrically/optically addressed spatial light modulator  
A multiple quantum well spatial light modulator combines both optically addressed and electrically addressed portions on a single wafer. The electrically and optically addressed portions may be...
5841489 Phase-only optically-addressed type spatial light modulator  
In a spatial light modulator of the present invention, a photoconductive layer formed of photoconductive material receives write light having a spatial distribution in its intensity and changes...
5815598 Apparatus for identifying an individual based on a fingerprint image  
In an individual identification apparatus, a hologram 11 recorded on a card is irradiated with laser light to read out a fingerprint image of a specific person. A finger of an arbitrary person to...
5815597 Binary encoding of gray scale nonlinear joint transform correlators  
A joint Fourier transform optical correlator is disclosed which can have varying degrees of nonlinearity and yet employ a readily available binary spatial light modulator for producing the...
5790691 Method and apparatus for robust shape detection using a hit/miss transform  
An apparatus and method for detecting anomalies morphologically detecting regions of interest. The apparatus and method include a region of interest (ROI) detection unit which morphologically...
5740276 Holographic method for encrypting and decrypting information using a fingerprint  
A method using a fingerprint image as a cipher for optical encrypting and decrypting information which is presented in the form of an analogous signal. The method includes recording a Fourier...
5724447 Optical transform system for three-dimensional object recognition  
An image processing method and apparatus in which a range image of a three-dimensional object is obtained, and the inclination of a plane contained in the range image and an approximate area of...
5694495 Image sensing device and image sensing method  
In an image sensing apparatus, an array of two-dimensional matrix of photosensitive devices is used to detect an image. Each photosensitive device comprises a photosensor accumulating carriers...
5675670 Optical processor using an original display having pixels with an aperture ratio less than that for pixels in an operation pattern display  
A optical processor facilitates the alignment between an original image and transformation patterns, thus improving the operation accuracy, and, if a fixed transmission mask is to be used,...

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