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9041508 Image-based inventory control system and method  
Systems and methods for determining an inventory condition of objects based on captured images are described. An exemplary inventory control system or method utilizes a highly efficient and...
9025910 Image retargeting quality assessment  
A method of performing an image retargeting quality assessment comprising comparing an original image and a retargeted image in a frequency domain, wherein the retargeted image is obtained by...
9025822 Spatially coherent nearest neighbor fields  
In embodiments of spatially coherent nearest neighbor fields, initial matching patches of a nearest neighbor field can be determined at image grid locations of a first digital image and a second...
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...
9019201 Evolving universal gesture sets  
In a gesture-based system, gestures may control aspects of a computing environment or application, where the gestures may be derived from a user's position or movement in a physical space. Gesture...
9014484 Appliance control apparatus, method thereof and program therefor  
An appliance control apparatus recognizes image features of an target appliance from an obtained image, calculates a degree of similarity between the image features of the target appliance and...
9008429 Label-embedding for text recognition  
A system and method for comparing a text image and a character string are provided. The method includes embedding a character string into a vectorial space by extracting a set of features from the...
9002099 Learning-based estimation of hand and finger pose  
A method for processing data includes receiving a depth map of a scene containing a human hand, the depth map consisting of a matrix of pixels having respective pixel depth values. The method...
9002141 Image combining device, image combining method and program to implement image combining method  
An image combining device may include an image reading unit that reads an image of a first and second partial area which have a portion overlapping; a template area setting section that sets apart...
8995734 Image processing method and system  
A method of processing image data including performing a first mapping, of a first image dataset to a first reference, performing a second mapping, of a second image dataset to a second reference,...
8995719 Techniques for improved image disparity estimation  
Techniques for improved image disparity estimation are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a processor circuit and an imaging management module, and the imaging...
8977071 Image converting device and image converting system  
Means which enables image conversion in which a plurality of conversion results can be output without once saving all of video-image data, which has been input from image-pickup means, in a...
8965094 Magnetic resonance spectroscopy pulse sequence, acquisition, and processing system and method  
Systems and methods are provided for processing a set of multiple serially acquired magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) free induction decay (FID) frames from a multi-frame MRS acquisition...
8948446 Vision based zero velocity and zero attitude rate update  
A method comprises receiving a first frame from at least one imaging device, receiving a second frame from the at least one imaging device, analyzing at least a portion of the first frame and at...
8947585 Image capturing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium  
An image capturing apparatus includes: an imaging element; a main lens that condenses light from a subject toward the imaging element; a micro lens array that is configured by a plurality kinds of...
8948512 Methods, systems, and media for image processing using hierarchical expansion  
Methods, systems, and media for image processing using hierarchical expansion are provided. More particularly, the hierarchical expansion can include a merge expansion and/or a refine expansion....
8948458 Stationary target detection by exploiting changes in background model  
A computer-implemented method for processing one or more video frames may include obtaining one or more video frames; generating one or more blobs using the one or more video frames; classifying...
8947446 Methods and apparatus for image processing at pixel rate  
Embodiments of the present invention provide for improved timing control in 2-D image processing to maintain a constant rate of fetches and pixel outputs even when the processing operations...
8942469 Method for classification of videos  
A method for classifying a video regarding a subjective characteristic, the method comprising: measuring a plurality of basic features (11) per frame thus obtaining a plurality of basic features...
8941584 Apparatus, system, and method for simulating physical movement of a digital image  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for simulating physical movement of a digital image. The apparatus includes an input receiving module, a calculation module, and a output module. The...
8938130 Alignment of synthetic aperture images  
A method for the alignment of pairs of complex images of a region, such as may be produced by separate passes of a synthetic aperture radar, is disclosed. The method selects a subset of each image...
8928485 Charged corpuscular ray apparatus  
The present invention relates to the acquisition of tilted series images of a minute sample in a short time. The present invention relates to: measuring in advance the relation between an amount...
8929624 Systems and methods for comparing different medical images to analyze a structure-of-interest  
A method of analyzing a structure-of-interest (SOI) in a patient. The method includes obtaining a first medical image of a patient. The first medical image includes an identified...
8908993 Image analysis method and image analysis apparatus  
An image analysis method includes acquiring images of spatially different analysis regions. Each of the images of the analysis regions is constituted by pixels including a plurality of data...
8903139 Method of reconstructing three-dimensional facial shape  
A method of reconstructing a three-dimensional (3D) facial shape with super resolution even from a short moving picture having a front facial image by acquiring a super-resolution facial image by...
8897593 Determining image quality based on distribution of representative autocorrelation coefficients  
An image evaluation device includes: a partial area extracting section extracting plural partial areas from an original image; an extracted image generating section generating an extracted image...
8885945 Method for improving repeatability in edge location results of a machine vision inspection system  
A method for improving repeatability in edge location measurement results of a machine vision inspection system comprises: placing a workpiece in a field of view of the machine vision inspection...
8878923 System and method for enhanced predictive autofocusing  
In an imaging device having an objective and a stage for holding a sample to be imaged, a method for autofocusing is presented. The method includes determining a measured focus value corresponding...
RE45231 Taken-image signal-distortion compensation method, taken-image signal-distortion compensation apparatus, image taking method and image-taking apparatus  
Disclosed herein is a method of compensating a signal of an image of one screen for distortions in the horizontal and/or vertical directions of a screen of the image. The method includes the steps...
8873809 Global and dense motion estimation  
The invention relates to a method which uses a series of images sensed by an image sensor including at least one preceding image and one following image to estimate movement. A first estimated...
8873835 Methods and apparatus for correcting disparity maps using statistical analysis on local neighborhoods  
Methods and apparatus for disparity map correction through statistical analysis on local neighborhoods. A disparity map correction technique may be used to correct mistakes in a disparity or depth...
8867800 Method of designing and fabricating patient-specific restorations from intra-oral scanning of a digital impression  
Taking a digital implant or abutment level digital impression by means of intra-oral, computed tomography or other imaging method provides the restorative doctor and laboratory accurate and...
8867862 Self-optimizing analysis window sizing method  
A method of selecting an optimal window length in a digital processing system includes receiving a digital signal and analyzing the signal with a group of Hanning windows having different sizes....
8867781 Two level cross-correlation based system for watermarking continuous digital media  
A two level cross-correlation based system for watermarking continuous digital media at the system application level. It is a post-compression process for watermarking where no a priori knowledge...
8867798 Method and apparatus for photograph finding  
Digital image data including discrete photographic images of a variety of different subjects, times, and so forth, are collected and analyzed to identify specific features in the photographs. In...
8867848 Display test device, display test method, and storage medium  
A display test apparatus includes a determination information storage unit that stores a determination information for use in determining correctness of content displaying, a file acquisition unit...
8858442 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and ultrasonic image processing apparatus  
A speckle pattern is removed from each image such that each image obtained by a multi-resolution decomposition is decomposed into a low-band signal component, a high-band signal horizontal...
8861828 Shift compensation in medical image processing  
The invention relates to a method for positionally correlating, with computer assistance, patient image information included in image data generated by a magnetic resonance scanner and fiducial...
8842882 Individualizing generic communications  
A method of making individualized communications includes providing one or more images including each of a plurality of individuals, automatically extracting one or more individual appearance...
8837839 Method for recognition and pose estimation of multiple occurrences of multiple objects in visual images  
Described is a system for multiple-object recognition in visual images. The system is configured to receive an input test image comprising at least one object. Keypoints representing the object...
8831337 Method, system and computer program product for identifying locations of detected objects  
First and second objects are detected within an image. The first object includes first pixel columns, and the second object includes second pixel columns. A rightmost one of the first pixel...
8831382 Method of creating a composite image  
The method of creating image mosaics, comprising performing following operations: component elements of images are analyzed and descriptors of matching points are revealed; pair-wise comparison of...
8811749 Determining correspondence between image regions  
Determining correspondence between image regions includes identifying first and second regions of visual content including pixels in a computer system. The first region includes a first patch of...
8798393 Removing illumination variation from images  
An image comprising varying illumination is selected. Patches of pixels from among the plurality of pixels with the image are identified. Similarities between pairs of patches of pixels based on...
8798360 Method for stitching image in digital image processing apparatus  
A method of stitching an image to combine at least a first image and a second image in a digital image processing apparatus includes obtaining matching areas of the first image and the second...
8798341 Method and device for reading an emulsion  
A method for reading an emulsion (3) including droplets and a continuous phase surrounding the droplets, the method includes: two-dimensional scanning of the emulsion (3), andconstruction of a...
8787620 Automated crystal identification achieved via watershed segmentation  
A nuclear imaging system includes a crystal identification system which receives a flood image which includes a plurality of peaks, each peak responsive to radiation detected by a corresponding...
8768065 System and method for visual recognition  
A method for visual recognition of an object in an electronic image includes extracting unique points of an object to be learned and/or a target object. The unique points are obtained by...
8766992 Methods and apparatus for image processing at pixel rate  
Embodiments of the present invention provide for improved timing control in 2-D image processing to maintain a constant rate of memory fetches and pixel outputs even when the processing operations...
8768018 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium  
An information processing apparatus and an information processing method including a deformation shape model generation unit configured to generate, from information about a first shape and a...