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9025897 Methods and apparatus for adaptive auto image binarization  
Bi-level pixel values are generated from a set of input pixel values corresponding to an image. Various described methods and apparatus are well suited for applications with limited computational...
8995780 Compression of digital images of scanned documents  
A method for creating a binary mask image from an inputted digital image of a scanned document, including the steps of creating a binarized image by binarizing the inputted digital image,...
8977065 Inheritance in a tiered signal quality hierarchy  
A first set of reconstruction data includes a symbol specifying an attribute setting of a parent element in a rendition of the signal at a first level of quality. The attribute setting can be one...
8958653 Image coding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding method and image decoding apparatus  
An apparatus is provided for decoding last position information indicating a horizontal position and a vertical position of a last non-zero coefficient in a predetermined order within a current...
8950872 Image projecting device, image processing device, image projecting method, and computer-readable recording medium  
Disclosed is an image projecting device, including a projecting part configured to project an image for calibration onto a projection object, an image capturing part configured to capture an image...
8934669 Self-adaptive image-based obstacle detection method  
A self-adaptive image-based obstacle detection method comprises steps: capturing an original image; transforming the original image to an HSV color space, and retrieving a hue component (H) and a...
8923634 Image coding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding method and image decoding apparatus  
A decoding method decodes last position information indicating horizontal and vertical positions of a last non-zero coefficient in a predetermined order within a current block to be decoded, the...
8903194 Image processing apparatus, method for reshaping threshold matrix, and computer-readable medium  
An image processing apparatus includes a probability conversion unit, a processor, and a threshold conversion unit. The probability conversion unit receives an initial pattern and converts it into...
8885221 Image processing apparatus and method thereof  
Error diffusion processing is performed for each pixel in each region of an image divided into a plurality of regions, by scanning in both the first and second directions different to each other....
8872841 Generating and merging two halftoned images  
A method of producing a bit-map including rendering a bit-map of a first image using a first stochastic half-tone screen set, rendering a bit-map of a second image using a second stochastic...
8861878 Image processing method and device for performing grayscale conversion, and image processing program  
Disclosed are an image processing method and device and an image processing program that are able to perform gradation conversion—that achieves a favorable saturation reproduction when exchanging...
8855206 Method and device for encoding a sequence of images implementing a temporal prediction, corresponding signal, data storage medium, method and decoding device and computer program products  
A method and apparatus are provided for coding a sequence of images. The method includes a step of coding at least one block of a current image of the sequence, implementing a prediction...
8842922 Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding coding unit of picture boundary  
A method and apparatus for encoding an image is provided. An image coding unit, including a region that deviates from a boundary of a current picture, is divided to obtain a coding unit having a...
8842925 Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding coding unit of picture boundary  
A method and apparatus for encoding an image is provided. An image coding unit, including a region that deviates from a boundary of a current picture, is divided to obtain a coding unit having a...
8842926 Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding coding unit of picture boundary  
A method and apparatus for encoding an image is provided. An image coding unit, including a region that deviates from a boundary of a current picture, is divided to obtain a coding unit having a...
8837844 Image processing method and image processing apparatus using least significant bits  
Provided are an image processing method and image processing apparatus using least significant bits (LSBs). The image processing method includes generating first binary codes by converting pixel...
8837593 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program  
An image processing apparatus for processing an input moving image including a plurality of access units arranged every first period. The image processing apparatus includes a motion vector...
8811758 Lossy compression of data points using point-wise error constraints  
A method for compressing a cloud of points with imposed error constraints at each point is disclosed. Surfaces are constructed that approach each point to within the constraint specified at that...
8805103 Device and method for processing digital images captured by a binary image sensor  
A method for processing image data comprises determining a set of parameters based on a binary digital image) such that said set of parameters comprises information about the density of white...
8804835 Fast motion estimation in scalable video coding  
Scalable Video Coding is recently attracting attentions due to its high flexibility. The current H.264/AVC scalable extension has adopted the Motion Compensated Temporal Filter (MCTF) framework to...
8797599 Image processing device and image processing method  
There is provided an image processing device which converts multi-gradation pixels configuring a multi-gradation image of image data to be used in a color image forming apparatus, into unit dither...
8787690 Binarizing an image  
The invention provides various methods and techniques for binarizing an image, generally in advance of further processing such as optical character recognition (OCR). One step includes...
8781229 System and method for localizing data fields on structured and semi-structured forms  
A method and system to localize data fields of a form. An image of a form is received, where the form includes data fields. Word boxes of the image are identified. The word boxes are grouped into...
8780413 Error propagation during error diffusion halftoning  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method comprising processing a first pixel of a continuous tone image to generate a first error, the first error representative of a difference...
8723881 Method and electronic device for tactile feedback  
A method and an electronic device for tactile feedback are provided. An original image is input and converted to a binary image which includes a first grayscale value and a second grayscale value....
8724697 Locating motion vectors for video data units  
An apparatus performs efficient coding techniques to more efficiently locate motion vector data within neighboring video data units. The apparatus comprises a motion vector (MV) location unit that...
8711436 Tint block image generation program and tint block image generation device  
A image generation device generates, on a print medium, an image including a first image portion and a second image portion. The device has a first screen processing unit which generates image...
8693058 Image forming apparatus and image forming method to provide multi-bit data by combining a plurality of successive binary data  
An image forming apparatus is provided. The image forming apparatus includes a communication interface unit which receives print data, a rendering unit which converts the received print data into...
8670625 Image coding method, image coding apparatus, image decoding method and image decoding apparatus  
An image coding method including: binarizing a first component and a second component which are included in last position information, to generate a first binary signal and a second binary signal,...
8666185 Compression of digital images of scanned documents  
A first aspect of the invention relates to a method for creating a binary mask image from an a inputted digital image of a scanned document, comprising the steps of creating a binarized image by...
8660176 Resolving geometric relationships among video data units  
An apparatus performs efficient coding techniques to more efficiently resolve geometric relationships between video data units and thereby determine neighboring video data units for a current...
8659790 Image reading apparatus and image forming apparatus that determines scanning resolution based on continuous, same-kind pixels  
A manuscript reading apparatus capable of reading manuscript through a proper scan resolution without performing troublesome operation by user is supplied. In the image reading apparatus, a...
8605820 Method of transmitting data in wireless communication system  
The method includes generating coded bits by encoding information bits, dividing the coded bits into a first bit-stream and a second bit-stream, generating a first data symbol by performing...
8605787 Image processing system, image processing method, and recording medium storing image processing program  
Provided is an image processing system that can uniquely identify a motion vector for each pixel of an interpolation frame and accurately identify a motion vector. A motion vector candidate...
8600158 Method and system operative to process color image data  
A method and system operative to process color image data are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method can comprise the steps of receiving color image data, determining the color ranges to be...
8594187 Efficient video block mode changes in second pass video coding  
This disclosure describes techniques for second pass video coding in a multi-pass video coding scenario. The coding modes for some video blocks encoded during a second pass may be changed relative...
8588540 Arithmetic encoding apparatus executing normalization and control method  
The number of times of processing to increment the number of reserved bits in arithmetic coding processing is reduced. For this purpose, upon inputting a binary symbol, a zone is divided into two...
8576447 Error diffusion halftoning with bandpass noise shaping  
Error diffusion halftoning includes using a quantizer having an input and an output; and using a system having a bandpass characteristic to modify the quantizer input without feeding the quantizer...
8576456 Secondary scan to ensure transient document erasure  
Systems and methods of ensuring the erasure of transient documents are disclosed. The systems and methods include an imaging device that sends a transient document with a pre-printed image into an...
8577162 Output apparatus and output method  
An output apparatus determines pixels that form an area equal to or greater than a predetermined size and whose pixel values are not different from pixel values of neighboring pixels, and pixels...
8576916 Method and apparatus for reducing bus traffic of a texture decoding module in a video decoder  
Techniques for reducing bus traffic during texture decoding of a video bitstream are provided. In one configuration, a wireless communication device (e.g., cellular phone, etc.) comprises a...
8571329 System and method for searching digital images  
A method and system for automatically analyzing and searching a database of digital content items includes a process for analyzing digital content items to identify portions capable of receiving...
8571307 Method and system operative to process monochrome image data  
A method and system operative to process monochrome image data are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method can comprise the steps of receiving monochrome image data, segmenting the input pixel...
8559082 Image processing apparatus for gamma conversion of image data  
An image processing apparatus includes an integer-part converting unit configured to convert multi-level image data into integer image data by referring to a first conversion table, a threshold...
8553286 Halftoning method and apparatus using templates indexed by code  
Techniques are provided that use one or more templates to improve the printing of non-saturated colored text and lines. Such templates are predetermined, fixed patterns which can be indexed or...
8553134 Imager processing a captured image  
An endoscope is provided having an imaging sensor, a focusing lens, and an image processor. The imaging sensor converts an optical image to an output image signal. The focusing lens focuses on an...
8537412 Printing control device  
A printing control device includes an input image data acquiring unit, a threshold acquiring unit, a determining unit, and a generating unit. The input image data acquiring unit acquires input...
8537898 Compression with doppler enhancement  
Methods, medium, and machines which compress, enhance, encode, transmit, decode, decompress and display digital video images. Real time compression is achieved by sub-sampling each frame of a...
8515062 Image encryption/decryption apparatus, method and program  
An image encryption apparatus encrypts a digital image by specifying a partial region from the digital image, converting the selected partial region into a processing image based on an encryption...
8457425 Embedded graphics coding for images with sparse histograms  
Processes for compressing images with sparse histograms are disclosed. The image is divided into blocks, and a bit budget is assigned for each block. The pixels of a block are converted and coded...

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