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US20130259397 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...
US20110317934 PROVIDING AN IMAGING OPERATOR FOR IMAGING A SUBTERRANEAN STRUCTURE  
To perform imaging of a subterranean structure, an imaging operator is generated through the design of a weight, where the weight is computed according to a design criterion, where the design...
US20150063717 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPATIO TEMPORAL VIDEO IMAGE ENHANCEMENT  
A method for improving quality of low light video images including: receiving a current video frame; temporally enhancing it by applying a first weight matrix including higher weight factors for...
US20110200241 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PULMONARY EMBOLI DETECTION FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY  
A system and method includes acquisition of a set of image data comprising a plurality of image voxels and isolation of a set of pulmonary emboli candidates from the plurality of image voxels. The...
US20150086125 Adaptive Weighted-Local-Difference Order Statistics Filters  
A novel modification to the order statistics filters called the Adaptive Weighted-Local-Difference Order Statistics is shown that will act as a generic framework for the design of adaptive filters...
US20110026850 CONTEXT-CLUSTER-LEVEL CONTROL OF FILTERING ITERATIONS IN AN ITERATIVE DISCRETE UNIVERSAL DENOISER  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to various enhanced discrete-universal denoisers that have been developed to denoise images and other one-dimensional, two-dimensional or...
US20110235937 DIGITAL IMAGE FILTER PROCESSING  
Filter processing is performed on an image, in which a filter kernel having coefficients corresponding to positions of pixels is applied at a target pixel position and to sample pixels positioned...
US20130089269 Scene Adaptive Filter Design for Improved Stereo Matching  
A method is provided that includes generating coefficients of a scene adaptive filter (SAF) based on differences between values of neighboring pixels in a representative two dimensional (2D)...
US20050180652 Structure characterization of images  
A method and system for characterizing structures in an image are presented. The method and system generates a structure checksum value based on a plurality of pixels in the image. The structure...
US20090268978 Adaptive Generation Of Irregular Spatial Sub-sampling For Images  
An adaptive filter is applied to samples in an initial pattern of samples. The samples in the initial pattern correspond to a subset of the image pixels which are to be predicted using the...
US20090290807 METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC ENHANCEMENT OF IMAGES CONTAINING SNOW  
A content-based image processing method and system are provided for images identified as having snow content. Images having dark snow content are identified and processed with a first enhancement...
US20100309378 Method And System For Motion Compensated Noise Level Detection And Measurement  
Two consecutive interlaced video pictures of the same polarity or two consecutive progressive video pictures are read by a video processing system. The video pictures may comprise a current...
US20090278953 PICTURE ENHANCING INCREASING PRECISION SMOOTH PROFILES  
The apparatus (100) for enhancing at least a region of an input picture (P_in) having input pixel values enabling inter alia the reduction of quantization banding artefacts, comprises: an...
US20150117793 RECURSIVE DE-BANDING FILTER FOR DIGITAL IMAGES  
A method and apparatus are provided for filtering banding noise in a signal representative of an image. The method includes detecting, by a banding noise detector, banding noise in a neighborhood...
US20120163726 NOISE FILTERING METHOD AND APPARATUS CONSIDERING NOISE VARIANCE AND MOTION DETECTION  
Provided herein are an apparatus and a method of performing image noise filtering with respect to an image obtained from an image sensor, the method including: applying a noise deviation with...
US20080240559 ADAPTIVE INTERPOLATION WITH ARTIFACT REDUCTION OF IMAGES  
An adaptive interpolation technique with artifact reduction is described that technique generates digital images with full-color RGB (red, green, blue) information, from raw pictures (e.g.,...
US20070071351 Television image filtering  
A digital image filtering method and system are provided. A first matrix of a plurality of pixels is selected from a digital image to be displayed. The luminosity values of each of the pixels in...
US20100040302 Image sharpening technique  
A sharpening technique for digital images for presentation on a display.
US20070236610 Recursive 3D super precision method for smoothly changing area  
An image processing system implements recursive 3D super precision for processing smoothly changing video image areas by performing temporal noise reduction and then 2D super precision. The...
US20090074320 IMAGE MAGNIFICATION DEVICE, IMAGE MAGNIFICATION METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING AN IMAGE MAGNIFICATION PROGRAM  
A high-definition magnified image is obtained by simple computation. A magnified image is obtained by obtaining a deteriorated image on the basis of an input original image, determining...
US20070172141 Image conversion device, image conversion method, and recording medium  
An image conversion device according to an example of the invention comprises a blur estimating unit which estimates a blur state of input image data, a blur changing unit which changes the blur...
US20100220939 Method and Apparatus for Edge-Based Spatio-Temporal Filtering  
There are provided methods and apparatus for edge-based spatio-temporal filtering. An apparatus for filtering a sequence of pictures includes a spatial filter, a motion compensator, a deblocking...
US20100239180 Depth Reconstruction Filter for Depth Coding Videos  
A method filters a depth image, wherein each depth image includes an array of pixels at locations (x, y), and wherein each pixel has a depth. A moving window is applied to the pixels in the depth...
US20090015682 Anti-glare device, method and accessory, and imaging system with increased brightness dynamics  
The invention relates to an anti-glare device comprising a camera, a visualisation means for reproducing a processed image, and an adaptable filter comprising a filtering image controlled by the...
US20110019934 BLOCK ARTIFACT REDUCER  
A block artifact reduction system is provided. An apparatus for reducing block artifact in an image sequence according to some embodiments of the present invention includes a motion detection unit...
US20100033494 GAMUT MAPPING  
A color mapping system comprises a detail detector (1) to generate a control signal (CS) which indicates local detail in an input image signal (IS). The system further comprises a color mapper (2)...
US20100239164 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING SPATIAL NOISE OF IMAGES  
A method for reducing spatial noise of images includes the following steps. A target pixel is obtained and an operating block is built accordingly. Pixel values of the target pixel and multiple...
US20090161979 IMAGE ACQUIRING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF  
An image acquiring apparatus includes: an image sensor which senses light reflected from an object to be read, and which detects an analog pixel value corresponding to the sensed reflected light;...
US20050196066 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOVING BLOCKING ARTIFACTS OF VIDEO PICTURE VIA LOOP FILTERING USING PERCEPTUAL THRESHOLDS  
A video processing method and a related device for processing blocking artifacts between two blocks within a video picture uses loop filtering and compares two boundary edge pixels at both sides...
US20080095238 SCALABLE VIDEO CODING WITH FILTERING OF LOWER LAYERS  
A First Improvement is Described for Prediction of Motion Vectors to be Used in Prediction of video data for enhancement layer data. Arbitrary pixelblock partitioning between base layer data and...
US20080219582 Apparatus for Filtering an Image Obtained by Block Based Image Decompression  
Block-wise compressed image data is decompressed and the decompressed data is subjected to a cascade of low pas filtering operations, in order to remove block edge artefacts and/or ringing...
US20070098292 Digital Camera and Method  
Deblurring of digital camera images by estimating the blur function from an image extracted from a video sequence taken about the time of an image capture. The extracted image is selected to be...
US20100111431 INTRA PREDICTION WITH ADAPTIVE INTERPOLATION FILTERING FOR IMAGE COMPRESSION  
A method and apparatus for adaptive interpolation filtering for image compression is disclosed. The method includes determining an activity measure associated with a set of pixels neighboring a...
US20070071312 Method and system for signal processing, for instance for mobile 3D graphic pipelines, and computer program product therefor  
A system renders a primitive of an image to be displayed, for instance in a mobile 3D graphic pipeline, the primitive including a set of pixels. The system locates the pixels in the area of the...
US20050024651 Adaptive complexity scalable post-processing method  
The invention provides a system and a method suitable for adaptive post-processing of media data in an electronic device. The system comprises one or more post-processing modules...
US20060262989 Image enhacement  
A method of converting an input image into an enhanced output image is disclosed. The method comprises: detecting (606) whether a particular pixel of the input image corresponds to an edge in the...
US20060078219 Image viewing and method for generating filters for filtering image feaures according to their orientation  
Image processing system for generating a multidimensional adaptive oriented filter to process image data in a number d of dimensions, comprising product means for producing weighted scalar...
US20080159644 CONDITION DEPENDENT SHARPENING IN AN IMAGING DEVICE  
Blur is reduced in an image generated by an imaging device by determining values of one or more atmospheric variables for the image, the one or more atmospheric variables characterizing conditions...
US20100067821 System and method for denoising using signal dependent adaptive weights  
A system and method for denoising using signal dependent adaptive weights includes an imaging device that captures image data corresponding to a photographic target. A denoising manager identifies...
US20090040398 Apparatus and method for projection image  
When it is estimated that first average brightness of image information of a projection image is under second average brightness of image information of a source image having a single spatial...
US20090154828 METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE IMAGE ENHANCEMENT  
A filtering system and method are disclosed, to perform simultaneous, de-noising, and details enhancement tasks of a video image. The efficient filtering system includes multiple filters, which...
US20080069469 LOCALIZED CONTENT ADAPTIVE FILTER FOR LOW POWER SCALABLE IMAGE PROCESSING  
A localized content adaptive filter system including a tile buffer having an output providing first image information, a frequency analyzer providing a frequency information signal based on...
US20100134496 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...
US20080063295 Imaging Device  
An imaging device comprising: pixel value obtaining means for obtaining pixel values of a target pixel and adjacent pixels; weighting coefficient determining means for determining a weighting...
US20100027905 System and method for image and video encoding artifacts reduction and quality improvement  
Reducing artifacts and improving quality for image and video encoding is performed in one pass to preserve natural edge smoothness and sharpness. To reduce artifacts and improve quality, several...
US20090060369 Systems and Methods for Determination of a Camera Imperfection for an Image  
Methods and systems for creating an image filter is described. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first plurality of images captured by an at least one camera with a same setting as...
US20080285881 Adaptive Image De-Noising by Pixels Relation Maximization  
A method is disclosed for adaptive filtering of at least one pixel having an initial value of an image composed of pixels. The method comprises: calculating local expected value for the pixel;...
US20120257840 IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS INCLUDING ERROR DIFFUSION PROCESSING WHICH ADDS GREEN NOISE CHARACTERISTICS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD INCLUDING ERROR DIFFUSION PROCESSING WHICH ADDS GREEN NOISE CHARACTERISTICS AND A COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREOF  
An image processing apparatus including an input unit which inputs a pixel value of a multi-level notice pixel, a first add unit which acids an error value to the input value, a second add unit...
US20070116373 Multi-resolution adaptive filtering  
Systems and methods which analyze an image and extract features of the image therefrom for use in filtering are shown. Based on the features and structures, embodiments determine how to filter at...
US20090060368 Method and System for an Adaptive HVS Filter  
Methods and systems for an adaptive HVS filter are disclosed. Aspects of one method may include generating standard quantized coefficients and filtering coefficients during processing of video...

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