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9041834 Systems and methods for reducing noise in video streams  
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for denoising a video stream of a camera. A current frame of the video stream and a temporally adjacent frame of the video stream that has been previously...
9036937 Fast repeated integral images  
A repeated integral images method filters image data in only two passes, e.g., the first pass filters horizontal rows of pixels and a second pass filters vertical columns of pixels, or in a single...
9031356 Applying perceptually correct 3D film noise  
Perceptually correct noises simulating a variety of noise patterns or textures may be applied to stereo image pairs each of which comprises a left eye (LE) image and a right eye (RE) image that...
9031297 Alternative noise map estimation methods for CT images  
Noise map for CT images have been estimated by generalizing the prior art even-and-odd views approach. One example is to estimate a noise map from images reconstructed from three sets of...
9031299 Low dose CT denoising  
A system includes a source that rotates about an examination region and emits radiation that traverses the examination region, a radiation sensitive detector array that detects radiation...
9031348 Edge-preserving filtering method and apparatus  
An edge-preserving filtering method and apparatus. The edge-preserving filtering method includes: acquiring an upper edge pixel P(x,y−n), a lower edge pixel P(x,y+m), (m+n) left edge pixels...
9031346 Method for converting input image data into output image data, image conversion unit for converting input image data into output image data, image processing apparatus, display device  
In a method and device for improving image rendition by contrast and/or sharpness enhancement the sharpness enhancement is made dependent on the local average luminance value. A mix is made of...
9025848 X-ray CT apparatus and control method for reconstructing X-ray CT images from filtered projection data  
In order to generate an X-ray CT image with optimal quality for each part and each region of an object when scanning the object across a plurality of parts using a plane detector, there is...
9025877 Local scale, rotation and position invariant word detection for optical character recognition  
A system and method using a text extraction application for identifying words with multiple orientations from an image are described. The text extraction application receives an input image,...
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...
9020303 Image magnification device and method  
An interpolation computation unit (3B) treats, as positions of interest, positions where pixels within a high-resolution image (D30) occupy when the high-resolution image (D30) is superimposed on...
9020202 Method for finding distance information from a linear sensor array  
A method for determining a position using digital pixel data includes receiving pixel data from a position sensor device at a controller, sorting the received pixel data into pixel banks using the...
9020302 Method for producing super-resolution images and nonlinear digital filter for implementing same  
A method and a digital filter, for use with photo and video images, includes using a camera or video camera equipped with sensors and an electronic shutter to capture a plurality of frames of low...
9014506 Image processing method, program, image processing apparatus, image-pickup optical apparatus, and network device  
An image processing method is configured to denoise three-dimensional image data. The image processing method includes an image transform step of performing a frequency transform for the...
9015241 Apparatus and method for video conferencing  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having a controller to capture one or more images of a conference room using a video camera,...
9014508 Multiplierless coprocessor for difference of Gaussian (DoG) calculation  
A hardware architecture is applied to the calculation of a Difference-of-Gaussian filter, which is typically employed in image processing algorithms. The architecture has a modular structure to...
9007391 Image color correction for an image by a graphical processing unit looking up color corrections in a lookup table  
A method for providing a LUT for changing color components of pixels of an image includes generating N two-dimensional slices from a three-dimensional LUT. The N two-dimensional slices are...
9008454 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and tangible computer readable medium for processing image  
An image processing apparatus includes: an image obtaining device; an image dividing device that divides the image through a fine structure retrieving filter and a basic structure retrieving...
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...
9008262 X-ray CT apparatus and image processing apparatus  
According to one embodiment, an X-ray CT apparatus includes an generation unit, detection unit, processing unit, and reconstruction unit. The generation unit irradiates an object with X-rays. The...
9007389 Texture map component optimization  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed towards increasing texture filtering performance for texel components represented by more than 8 bits. As the number of bits per component...
9008383 Enhancing quality of ultrasound image in ultrasound system  
There are provided embodiments for enhancing the quality of an ultrasound image are disclosed. In one embodiment, by way of non-limiting example, an ultrasound system comprises: an ultrasound data...
9002131 Method and system for enhancing image quality  
The present disclosure relates to image filtering techniques for enhancing image quality. In one embodiment, two filtering techniques are applied on an image. Firstly, an adaptive weighted median...
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...
9002129 Method and device for reducing temporal noise for image  
A temporal noise reduction method and a temporal noise reduction device are provided. The temporal noise reduction device includes a temporal filter unit that performs a temporal filtering...
9002093 Method of monitoring the appearance of the surface of a tire  
Method for detecting an anomaly on the surface of a tire comprising the following steps in the course of which: A—the image of a given anomaly present on the surface of at least one tire is...
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...
9002130 Method for determining elements in relief on the surface of a tyre  
A method of determining relief elements on a tire surface includes capturing a three-dimensional image of the surface and assigning to each pixel (i, j) of the image a grey-level value...
8995776 Image filter device, decoding apparatus, encoding apparatus, and data structure  
An adaptive filter includes: an edge direction detection section which discriminates directionality of an input image in each of a plurality of unit regions constituting the input image; a region...
8995779 Image processing device and method for generating a prediction image  
Generating a prediction image by performing motion compensation by using a motion vector of an encoded image, with a frame formed of a decoded image serving as a reference frame, to generate a...
8995787 Measurement of wave-front aberration in a small telescope remote imaging system using scene-based wave-front sensing  
Reference-free compensated imaging makes an estimation of the Fourier phase of a series of images of a target. The Fourier magnitude of the series of images is obtained by dividing the power...
8988732 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
In the image processing apparatus, image data is divided into large blocks of a prescribed size and the large blocks are subdivided into small blocks by the dividing unit. The number of isolated...
8990074 Noise-robust speech coding mode classification  
A method of noise-robust speech classification is disclosed. Classification parameters are input to a speech classifier from external components. Internal classification parameters are generated...
8989512 Symmetric filter arithmetic apparatus and symmetric filter arithmetic method  
A symmetric filter arithmetic apparatus includes a first data shuffling unit which reads a first data string that is a plurality of consecutive pieces of data from a register file and extract,...
8988730 Image forming apparatus and control method thereof  
When a recording agent amount limiting process is carried out, a color reproduction range is narrowed, and therefore gradation properties of dark areas are deteriorated and information originally...
8989469 Systems and methods for simultaneous acquisition of scatter and image projection data in computed tomography  
A method of acquiring scatter data and image projection data in computed tomography is provided that includes attenuating a radiation source using a pattern of blockers arranged to provide blocked...
8983222 Automated underwater image restoration via denoised deconvolution  
A computer-implemented method for automatically retrieving information regarding optical properties of a scattering medium including receiving a first digital image and a first image quality value...
8982146 Image acquisition and display system and method using information derived from an area of interest in a video image implementing system synchronized brightness control and use of metadata  
Method and apparatus for preparing and displaying images uses image characteristics of an area of interest of images to optimize or otherwise determine image characteristics of the entire image to...
8983223 Low-complexity bilateral filter (BF) implementation in a data processing device  
A method includes implementing, through a processor communicatively coupled to a memory and/or a hardware block, a Bilateral Filter (BF) including a spatial filter component and a range filter...
8983227 Perspective correction using a reflection  
Techniques and tools are described for performing perspective correction using a reflection. Reflective properties of a surface being photographed can be used to determine a rotation of the device...
8976259 Methods and systems for modified wavelength diversity image compensation  
Imaging methods and systems providing wavelength diversity compensation to images distorted by turbulence includes capturing a subject image set in a single image frame, with the images in the set...
8977069 Method and apparatus of obtaining high resolution image using multi-band combination filters  
Provided are an apparatus and method of obtaining a high resolution image using multi-band combination filters. The apparatus includes a high frequency extraction unit to extract a high frequency...
8976222 Image processing apparatus and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus includes an image processing command input section to receive image processing commands for image data written into a memory by units of one line, a line number...
8971659 Bad pixel cluster detection  
Systems and methods of bad pixel cluster detection are disclosed. In a particular embodiment, a system is disclosed that includes a bad pixel correction module coupled to receive image data and...
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...
8971419 Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding image information  
The present invention relates to a deblocking filtering method, a method for inducing bs (boundary strength) therefor, and a method and an apparatus for encoding/decoding using the same. The...
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...
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...
8957995 Image processing apparatus and control method thereof  
A black image captured in a light-shielded state is obtained, and the streak intensity is determined for each pixel of the black image from the absolute value of an AC component in a region...
8953875 Multiscale modulus filter bank and applications to pattern detection, clustering, classification and registration  
A digital filter bank having a number J≧1 of stages is disclosed. For each integer j such that 1≦j≦J, the j-th stage includes a plurality of filtering units (20, 21) each receiving an input signal...