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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...
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...
9031352 Auto-focus image system  
An auto focus image system that includes a pixel array coupled to a focus signal generator. The pixel array captures an image that has at least one edge. The focus signal generator may generate a...
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...
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...
9025903 Image processing device and image processing method  
An image processing device includes: a first edge strength calculation part that calculates a first edge strength for a focus pixel based on pixel values in a first region that includes the focus...
9008421 Image processing apparatus for performing color interpolation upon captured images and related method thereof  
An image processing method includes: receiving image data from a frame buffer, wherein each pixel of the image data has only one color information; estimating four second color information...
9008456 Image processing apparatus having a thinning unit and a smoothing unit, and image processing method  
An image processing apparatus includes a smoothing processing unit which performs smoothing processing, a thinning processing unit which performs thinning processing, an edge direction...
9002106 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus detects boundaries from an image; extracts straight-line segments from the boundaries; detects a region where differences between pixel values of near pixels located...
8994856 Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and image processing method for providing edge enhancement  
Edge enhancement processing is implemented on an image data, and distortion correction processing is implemented on the image data subjected to the edge enhancement processing to correct a...
8995784 Structure descriptors for image processing  
A structure descriptor for an m×n pixel block of an image may be determined. The m×n pixel block may contain a primary pixel having a primary pixel value and a plurality of secondary pixels having...
8995765 Digital image processing apparatus and method  
A digital image processing apparatus and method are provided. The digital image processing apparatus includes: a Y component processing unit receiving a Y component and performing edge enhancement...
8988450 Color palette maps for color-aware search  
Effective color-aware search of a collection of content associated with one or more images is enabled. Content and/or its associated images may be automatically associated with representative...
8983204 Image processing apparatus and method for controlling same  
A production unit of an image processing apparatus produces a contour signal of an image including a specific subject. A detection unit detects, on the basis of the contour signal, a...
8971587 Systems and methods for mobile image capture and processing  
In various embodiments, methods, systems, and computer program products for processing digital images captured by a mobile device are disclosed. Myriad features enable and/or facilitate processing...
8971637 Method and system for identifying an edge in an image  
A method and system for identifying an edge in a portion of an image, the portion having an associated intensity variation. An edge candidate is detected at a local extremum of the intensity...
8971658 Edge contrast adjustment filter  
Disclosed herein is a method that includes a classifier that distinguishes objects based on their color shades. A moving window based operator looks at the color class of the adjacent objects and...
8965054 Method and system for edge detection  
A method executed by a computer system for detecting edges comprises receiving an image comprising a plurality of pixels, determining a phase congruency value for a pixel, where the phase...
8965091 Method and image-reconstruction apparatus for reconstructing image data  
A method and an image-reconstruction apparatus are disclosed for reconstructing image data on the basis of measurement data from an imaging system. In at least one embodiment of the process,...
8964243 Image forming apparatus capable of enhancing resolution of image data in high quality  
MFP matches low-resolution binary image data received by facsimile with a dot pattern showing a jaggy. If there is any matching region, the image data is converted into multivalued image data by...
8957999 Method of selective aperture sharpening and halo suppression using chroma zones in CMOS imagers  
A method of suppressing a dark halo in an imager includes the steps of: extracting an edge value from an image; determining a chroma zone associated with the edge value extracted from the image;...
8958656 Contour correction device  
A contour correction device is provided having a video image judging unit which executes an edge detection process to detect a change of a signal in a video image as an edge portion, and a texture...
8938129 Display system with edge map conversion mechanism and method of operation thereof  
A method of operation of a display system includes: receiving an input image having input pixels; identifying input edge pixels from the input pixels; calculating an edge pixel sum for one of the...
8938128 Weighted image enhancement method  
A weighted image enhancement method includes receiving an original image. The original image includes several original pixels. The original image is sharpened to generate a sharpened image. The...
8928690 Methods and systems for enhanced quality anti-aliasing  
Provided herein is a method for implementing antialiasing including independently operating different portions of a graphics pipeline at different sampling rates in accordance with pixel color...
8928783 Imaging apparatus including switchable edge extraction  
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging lens configured to form a target optical image of a target, an imaging device configured to acquire a captured image by converting the target optical image...
8929678 Method for automatic contour filter positioning for medical X-ray imaging  
A method is provided for automatic contour filter positioning for medical X-ray imaging in an X-ray apparatus comprising a collimator and at least one movable contour filter actuated by a motor...
8923575 Color image processing method, color image processing device, and color image processing program  
An object area detection means detects an object area which is an area to be subjected to image processing from an input image. A reflection component reconstruction means calculates color...
8913842 Image smoothing method based on content-dependent filtering  
A pattern matching processing unit 10 binarizes input image data 1, compares a binarized pattern with a pattern provided for each of groups, and outputs either first information indicating a group...
8913853 Image retrieval system and method  
An image retrieval method applies an application server, one or more calculating servers, and a sorting server to perform image retrieval. The application server extracts visual features of an...
8908988 Method and system for recovering a code image including blurring  
Error-function determining means makes use of a blur function serving as a function representing the degree of blurring of a blurred input image and a geometrical-deformation matrix serving as a...
RE45267 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, image processing program, and storage medium  
There is disclosed an image processing apparatus which applies an adjusting process to an image that includes a pixel to be processed. The image processing apparatus extracts an image area with a...
8896752 Illumination system for enhancing the appearance of an object and method thereof  
A system for enhancing the appearance of an object comprises an illumination device (5) for providing enhancement illumination and a light recording device (1) for recording the reflection by the...
8897538 Document image capturing and processing  
The present invention relates to the automated processing of documents and, more specifically, to methods and systems for aligning, capturing and processing document images using mobile and...
8891882 Image processing apparatus and method  
There is provided an image processing apparatus including a zero class detecting unit that detects a zero class in which an appearance frequency of a pixel value is zero from among a plurality of...
8891018 Edge detection in a video field  
A method for detecting edges in a video field, comprising the steps of: selecting edges for a pixel of the video field; determining sum of absolute differences (“SAD”) values for the selected...
8885965 Image denoising method  
An image denoising method includes the steps of: sequentially selecting a pixel in an image as a current pixel; dynamically determining a current search block and a strength parameter;...
8885967 Method and apparatus for content adaptive sharpness enhancement  
A method and apparatus are provided for adaptive sharpness enhancement of image data. In on embodiment, a method for sharpness enhancement includes receiving image data for a first frame,...
8885208 Progressive refinement of an edited image using secondary high resolution image processing  
The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to processing of high resolution images, such as digital painting on high resolution images. In general, one aspect of the subject...
8885895 Fingerprint authentication device and computer readable medium  
A fingerprint authentication device includes: a fingerprint acquisition section that acquires fingerprint image data; a fingerprint image correction processing section that corrects a pixel value...
8879120 Systems and methods for mobile image capture and processing  
In various embodiments, methods, systems, and computer program products for processing digital images captured by a mobile device are disclosed. Myriad features enable and/or facilitate processing...
8879000 Method and system for detecting analog noise in the presence of mosquito noise  
A method and system are provided in which a processor, such as a video processor, may determine a flatness value for a current video picture and may adjust a mosquito noise filtering of a...
8879839 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium  
An image processing apparatus includes a color intersection point determination and contour point extraction unit configured to raster-scan a multivalued image by using a pixel matrix having a...
8879002 Split edge enhancement architecture  
A system and method for enhancing the detail edges and transitions in an input video signal. This enhancement may be accomplished by enhancing small detail edges before up-scaling and enhancing...
8873864 Methods and systems for automatic content-boundary detection  
Aspects of the present invention are related to systems and methods for automatic content-boundary detection in a digital image. According to one aspect of the present invention a received image...
8873801 Identification of objects in a video  
Techniques related to identifying objects in a video are generally described. One example method for identifying a moving object in a video may include generating a background frame and a...
8867099 Image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a medium on which an image processing control program is recorded, an image evaluation device, an image evaluation method and a medium on which an image evaluation program is recorded  
A method for image processing image data having a plurality of picture elements. While scanning the image data, a scanned picture element is determined to be sampled or not according to a...
8866814 Systems and methods for photogrammetric rendering  
Systems and methods are provided for producing a rendered drawing or rendering from a detailed image of an object (e.g. photograph) resulting in a rendering that is photogrammetric and that...
8867831 Image enhancement using modulation strength map and modulation kernel  
An image enhancement system may generate a net signed fractional modulation value at each location in an image using a modulation strength map (MSM) in combination with a modulation kernel F(θ)....
8861885 Directional noise filtering  
Techniques in accordance with the following disclosure enable digital images to be filtered (smoothed) to reduce noise and, at the same time, preserve the image's underlying structure. In general,...