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9041689 Estimating fingertip position using image analysis  
A computing device and/or application executing on the device can utilize fingertip tracking using a camera. However, when the fingertip is in a dead zone (an area that is not viewable by the...
9033901 System for determining individual user anthropometric characteristics related to mattress preference  
A measuring device to aid mattress selection has an upstanding frame with a plurality of vertically space-apart horizontal illuminated strips. A camera mounted in front of the frame takes front...
9035952 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium  
An image processing apparatus comprises an anchor point candidate information extraction unit configured to decide coordinates of anchor point candidates and attributes of the anchor point...
9036883 System and methods for detecting liver disease  
A noninvasive, quantitative imaging technique is presented for detecting and diagnosing liver disease, such as cirrhosis. The technique includes: capturing scan data from a subject using computed...
9031327 Information processing device, method, and program that recognizes a predetermined part of a body  
An information processing device includes: a recognizer configured to recognize a predetermined part of a body of a person from an input image including the person; an evaluator configured to...
9025887 Area finding apparatus, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and method of finding area  
An apparatus extracts an area having a highest score or a lowest score that is calculated based on evaluation values of points from a target area including a set of a plurality of points that can...
9025879 Electronic apparatus and handwritten document processing method  
According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a line recognition module, a character recognition module and a generator. The line recognition module recognizes lines in a...
9020247 Landmarks from digital photo collections  
Methods and systems for automatic detection of landmarks in digital images and annotation of those images are disclosed. A method for detecting and annotating landmarks in digital images includes...
9020265 System and method of determining building numbers  
A system and method is provided for automatically recognizing building numbers in street level images. In one aspect, a processor selects a street level image that is likely to be near an address...
9014482 Elongation measuring apparatus, elongation measurement system, and non-transitory medium  
The present invention provides an elongation measuring apparatus, an elongation measurement system and a non-transitory medium recording a computer program, which enable measurement of an...
9008444 Image rectification using sparsely-distributed local features  
This invention is a method for rectifying an input digital image including warped textual information. The method includes analyzing the input digital image to locate a plurality of local...
9008443 System and method for identifying regular geometric structures in document pages  
A system and method for identifying regular geometric structures in a document page are disclosed. In the method, for a document page for which a set of page elements have been identified, the...
9002119 Device method and program for human hand posture estimation  
The objective is to provide a finger shape estimating device that can estimate the image most similar to a finger image quickly and with high precision, and that can facilitate construction of a...
8994790 Motion capture with low input data constraints  
Systems, devices, methods and arrangements are implemented in a variety of embodiments to facilitate motion capture of objects. Consistent with one such system, three-dimensional representations...
8983209 Method and system for classifying image elements  
A method, system, and machine-readable medium for classifying an image element as one of a plurality of categories, including assigning the image element based on a ratio between an unoccluded...
8982142 Parallel approximation of distance maps  
Method for parallel approximation of distance maps on a discrete representation of a manifold, the method comprising: for at least one Euclidean grid applied on the discrete representation of a...
8983203 Face-tracking method with high accuracy  
A face-tracking method with high accuracy is provided. The face-tracking method includes generating an initial face shape according to the detected face region of an input image and a learned data...
8977040 Method and apparatus to generate object descriptor using extended curvature gabor filter  
A method and apparatus to generate an object descriptor using extended curvature gabor filters. The method and apparatus may increase a recognition rate of even a relatively small image with use...
8977044 Image processing apparatus for area separation of images, image processing method, and computer readable medium  
An image processing apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives an image; a separating unit that separates a first area from the received image; an extracting unit that extracts a second...
8977031 Method and device for identifying multipotent stem cell colony, and method and device for automatically culturing multipotent stem cells  
A method and device achieves identification on whether a colony on a cultivation container is differentiated or undifferentiated on an occasion of cultivation of multipotent stem cell, and a...
8977052 Apparatus and method for detecting error in lesion contour, apparatus and method for correcting error in lesion contour, and apparatus for inspecting error in lesion contour  
An apparatus for detecting an error in a contour of a lesion includes an extracting unit configured to extract a contour of a lesion in each of a plurality of two-dimensional image frames that...
8971636 Image creating device, image creating method and recording medium  
Disclosed is an image creating device including a first obtaining unit which obtains an image including a face, a first extraction unit which extracts a face component image relating to main...
8971639 Semantic theme based shape collage representation for an image collection  
Examples disclosed herein relate to creating an image collage in a semantic theme based shape. For example, a processor may determine a semantic theme associated with an image collection, select a...
8972902 Compound gesture recognition  
One embodiment of the invention includes a method for executing and interpreting gesture inputs in a gesture recognition interface system. The method includes detecting and translating a first...
8965110 Device and method for measuring diameter of cylindrical object  
Imaging a cylindrical object, left and right viewpoint images are stored to a data memory. To calculate a diameter D of the cylindrical object, a pair of measurement points designated on outlines...
8957907 Fill-volume techniques for use in a hair/fur pipeline  
A surface definition module of a hair/fur pipeline may be used to generate a shape defining a surface and an associated volume. A control hair module may be used to fill the volume with control...
8948486 Method to process radiological images  
A method to process radiological images is provided. The method comprises partitioning a radiological image of a region to be treated into a superimposition of layers, the region to be treated...
8948958 Estimating road lane geometry using lane marker observations  
Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to detecting the edges of lane lines. Specifically, a vehicle driving on a roadway may use a laser to collect data for the roadway. A computer may...
8942486 Apparatus and method for identifying objects and activities based upon at least one of shape, position or movement  
Elements of an electronic image are organized into groups to obtain descriptive data associated with the electronic image. A wide field view of the electronic image is obtained from a first...
8942441 Optimizing the initialization and convergence of active contours for segmentation of cell nuclei in histological sections  
A computer-implemented segmentation method is used to process an image representing a plurality of nuclei. The method is implemented in a computer having a processor and a physical memory. A set...
8938122 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording device  
An image processing apparatus includes a small area divider that divides, on the basis of edge information of an image, the image into multiple small areas each including multiple pixels; an...
8937628 Mapping of a contour shape to an X and Y coordinate system  
A method for determining geometric properties of a target shape such as a shape of a perimeter of a strut shield (36) for use in a gas turbine (10). The method includes obtaining a digital image...
8928816 Activity recognition method  
An activity recognition method, for recognizing continuous activities of several moving objects in the foreground of a video, includes: capturing and processing a training video to get a contour...
8929656 Method and apparatus for detecting important information from moving picture  
Provided is a method of detecting important information from a moving picture. The method includes: detecting first candidate areas that are presumed to include important information in a...
8929664 Shape detection using chain code states  
A method for identifying objects in a digital image includes tracing chain codes associated with the contour of the object; a series of states is maintained, and the next chain codes in the...
8923624 Arc detecting apparatus and recording medium storing arc detecting program  
An arc detecting apparatus includes an input unit that inputs an image; a line-segment detector that detects line segments from the image; a determiner that determines whether two of the line...
8923655 Using senses of a query to rank images associated with the query  
A server device determines a plurality of images for a query. One or more images, of the plurality of images, are associated with one or more senses of the query. The server device maps the...
8917917 Cardiac view recognition and disease recognition  
A method for recognizing heart diseases in a cardiac echo video of a heart with an unknown disease using a spatio-temporal disease model derived from a training echo video, comprising the steps...
8917927 Portable backscatter advanced imaging technology scanner with automated target recognition  
A portable backscatter advanced imaging technology scanner with automated threat or target recognition including: a floor assembly having a cantilever drive assembly for rotating the floor...
8917941 System and method for shape measurements on thick MPR images  
A method for measuring shapes in thick multi-planar reformatted (MPR) digital images, including identifying a shape in a digital MPR image, scan-converting points corresponding to the identified...
8917942 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program  
An information processing apparatus for matching a position and/or orientation of a measurement object with that of a model of the measurement object includes an acquisition unit configured to...
8913816 Medical image dianostic device, region-of-interest setting method, and medical image processing device  
The medical image diagnosis device of the invention includes image generating means configured to obtain image data of a tissue of an object and generate an image of the tissue of the object based...
8909563 Methods, systems, and programming for annotating an image including scoring using a plurality of trained classifiers corresponding to a plurality of clustered image groups associated with a set of weighted labels  
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for annotating of an image are disclosed. These include scoring the image using a plurality of trained classifiers, wherein each of the trained...
8908996 Methods and apparatus for automated true object-based image analysis and retrieval  
An automated and extensible system is provided for the analysis and retrieval of images based on region-of-interest (ROI) analysis of one or more true objects depicted by an image. The system uses...
8908997 Methods and apparatus for automated true object-based image analysis and retrieval  
The present invention is an automated and extensible system for the analysis and retrieval of images based on region-of-interest (ROI) analysis of one or more true objects depicted by an image....
8903163 Using gravity measurements within a photogrammetric adjustment  
A method for determining a location of a target includes, at a first location, determining first location coordinates of a measuring device using one or more GNSS signals, determining a first...
8903146 Image diagnosis apparatus  
According to one embodiment, an image diagnosis apparatus includes a line shape information generating unit and a comparing unit. The line shape information generating unit is configured to...
8896721 Environment and/or target segmentation  
A depth image of a scene may be observed or captured by a capture device. The depth image may include a human target and an environment. One or more pixels of the depth image may be analyzed to...
8897499 Position detection system, position detection method, program, object determination system and object determination method  
There is provided a position detection system including an imaging unit to capture an image of a projection plane of an electromagnetic wave, an electromagnetic wave emission unit to emit the...
8891877 Data processing apparatus and control method thereof  
A data processing apparatus that executes determining processing, using a plurality of stages, for determining whether or not a partial image sequentially extracted from an image of each frame of...