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Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

Olympus

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

Ford Global Technologies

Color harmony verification system

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
04/23/15
20150112205
 Optical speculum patent thumbnailnew patent Optical speculum
A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes a disposable optical speculum and an image acquisition system having the speculum assembled on and mechanically secured thereto. The image acquisition system is arranged to capture at least one of a single image or multiple images or video of cells within the target tissue using at least one of bright field or dark field ring illumination divided into independently operated segments to obtain a plurality of data sets.
Illumigyn Ltd.
04/23/15
20150112135
 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium
An image processing apparatus performs positioning between a plurality of spectral band images obtained by capturing images inside a lumen using a plurality of rays of light having wavelength bands different from one another. The image processing apparatus includes: a spectral band image acquisition unit configured to acquire the spectral band images; a spatial frequency component extraction unit configured to extract feature data for each spatial frequency band from each pixel in at least one spectral band image of the spectral band images; a weight calculation unit configured to calculate weights for each spatial frequency band given to the at least one spectral band image, based on the feature data for each spatial frequency band extracted from each pixel in the at least one spectral band image; and a positioning unit configured to perform positioning between the spectral band images based on the weights for each spatial frequency band..
Olympus Corporation
04/23/15
20150109443
 Color harmony verification system patent thumbnailnew patent Color harmony verification system
A system for non-contact color harmony analysis is provided. The system may include an image acquisition system and an image analysis system.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
04/16/15
20150105907
 Robot controller, robot system, robot, robot control method, and program patent thumbnailRobot controller, robot system, robot, robot control method, and program
A robot includes a control unit that controls a movable unit of the robot to move an endpoint of the movable unit closer to a target position, and an image acquisition unit that acquires a target image as an image containing the end point when the end point is in the target position, and a current image as an image containing the end point when the end point is in a current position. The control unit controls movement of the movable unit based on the current image and the target image and output from a force detection unit that detects a force acting on the movable unit..
Seiko Epson Corporation
04/16/15
20150104097
 Image processing apparatus and image processing method patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit acquiring a plurality of images, a corresponding point acquisition unit, a first fundamental matrix estimation unit, an epipole coordinate deriving unit, an epipole coordinate determination unit, and a fundamental matrix determination unit. The corresponding point acquisition unit acquires first corresponding points.
Olympus Corporation
04/16/15
20150104063
 Cruising zone division line recognition apparatus patent thumbnailCruising zone division line recognition apparatus
A cruising zone division line recognition apparatus has an image acquisition device that acquires an image including a road surface ahead of a vehicle, and an image recognition device. The image recognition device adds blurring to an area including the road surface in the acquired image and recognizes a cruising zone division line from the image to which blurring has been added.
Denso Corporation
04/16/15
20150103216
 Image processing device and method and imaging apparatus patent thumbnailImage processing device and method and imaging apparatus
An image processing device according to the invention includes: a lens information acquisition unit; a color mixture information determination unit; mosaic image acquisition unit that, when the color mixture information determination unit determines that the color mixture information is unidentified, reads, from the color imaging element, a second mosaic image obtained by reducing the number of types of first pixels in the first mosaic image which includes a pixel of a first color formed by at least one color and a pixel of a second color formed by at least one color and in which the number of types of first pixels determined by the arrangement of pixels that are adjacent to a first pixel, which is the pixel of the first color, at a minimum pixel pitch in four directions is equal to or greater than 4; a color mixture correction unit; and a synchronization unit.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
04/16/15
20150103205
 Method of controlling digital apparatus and image capture method by recognition of hand shape, and apparatus therefor patent thumbnailMethod of controlling digital apparatus and image capture method by recognition of hand shape, and apparatus therefor
A digital apparatus is provided. The digital apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of a user and a controller configured to recognize a hand shape in the acquired image of the user and to perform a function corresponding to the recognized hand shape..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/16/15
20150103190
 Image acquisition method and apparatus with mems optical image stabilization (ois) patent thumbnailImage acquisition method and apparatus with mems optical image stabilization (ois)
An image acquisition sensor of a digital image acquisition apparatus is coupled to imaging optics for acquiring a sequence of images. Images acquired by the sensor are stored.
Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
04/16/15
20150103181
 Auto-flat field for image acquisition patent thumbnailAuto-flat field for image acquisition
Image correction may comprise acquiring a pixel value for each pixel in a raw image of a sample; obtaining a corresponding filtered pixel value for each pixel in the raw image by applying a filtering function to a subset of pixels in a window surrounding each pixel; obtaining pixel values for a final image by performing a pixel-by-pixel division of each pixel value of the raw image by the corresponding filtered pixel value; and displaying or storing the final image. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure.
Checkpoint Technologies Llc
04/16/15
20150103145

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of images, a corresponding point acquisition unit, a first fundamental matrix calculation unit, a depth calculation unit, a corresponding point extraction unit, and a fundamental matrix determination unit. The corresponding point acquisition unit acquires a plurality of first corresponding points of the images.
Olympus Corporation
04/09/15
20150101064

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program


There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a photographed image, an image transmission unit configured to transmit the photographed image as a shared image, an instruction information reception unit configured to receive instruction information on operation of a user who performs imaging, which is acquired as a response to the shared image, and an instruction information output unit configured to output the instruction information to the user.. .
Sony Corporation
04/09/15
20150100149

System and calibrating a laser scanning system


A system and method for calibrating a laser scanning system is provided. Various embodiments involve the use of a calibration plate with reference markings which is positioned to receive a directed beam in a set of known laser scanner positions.
Nv Materialise
04/09/15
20150098624

Parking support apparatus


A parking support apparatus includes: a captured image acquisition unit acquiring a captured image from an image capturing unit which images surrounding scenery of a vehicle; a target destination section setting unit setting a target destination section which is located around the vehicle and at which the vehicle arrives, based on the image; a vertex coordinates calculation unit calculating coordinates of a vertex of the section; an intersection coordinates calculation unit calculating coordinates of the vehicle at an intersection between a parallel line parallel to the vehicle in a width direction and frame lines configuring the section in a top view when the vertex is closer to a center side of the vehicle than the parallel line; and a destination frame superposition unit superposing a destination frame onto the image by linearly connecting positions in the image corresponding to the vertex on a side separated farther from the vehicle than the parallel line among the vertexes, and the intersection.. .
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
04/09/15
20150097987

Automated extended depth of field imaging apparatus and method


An imaging apparatus and method enables an automated extended depth of field capability that automates and simplifies the process of creating extended depth of field images. An embodiment automates the acquisition of an image “stack” or sequence and stores metadata at the time of image acquisition that facilitates production of a composite image having an extended depth of field from at least a portion of the images in the acquired sequence.
Applied Minds, Llc
04/09/15
20150097924

Mobile inspection system


A front-end image acquisition component acquires photographs and/or videos of various goods, vehicles, vessels, and/or real estate fixtures. In one aspect, a mobile image acquisition apparatus comprises a camera affixed to a support cord, a computer for displaying acquired images and receiving control commands, a wireless communications transceiver for transmitting the acquired images to a database, a cable for transmitting electrical power to the apparatus, and a cable for transmitting electrical signals between components of the apparatus..
Sharp Cars Detailing & More, Llc
04/02/15
20150095844

Method of recognizing multi-gaze and apparatus therefor


A multi-gaze recognition device according to one embodiment of the present specification includes a display module configured to display a display area containing a visual content capable of being scrolled, an input module configured to receive an input of a touch gesture signal to scroll the visual content, an image acquisition module configured to acquire an image in front of a device, and an analysis module configured to scroll the visual content using a first gaze and a second gaze detected from the image acquired in front of the device. The first gaze determines a maximum amount of a scroll area to scroll the visual content, the second gaze determines whether an event initiating the scroll occurs..
Lg Electronics Inc.
04/02/15
20150092995

Image processing specifying an image relating to a predetermined moment from among a plurality of images


An image capture apparatus includes an image acquisition unit 5a, an area setting unit 5b, and an image specifying unit 5c. The image acquisition unit 5a acquires a first image group including plural images, the plural images obtained by sequentially photographing motion of an object.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150092185

Method for estimating the rotational speed of a tool mounted on a rotating spindle of a machine tool and such a machine tool


In a machine tool (1) comprising a rotating spindle (2) and a vision system (7) for acquiring images of a tool (3) mounted on the spindle, for each value (vc) of an interval (icn) of preselected rotational speed values centred on a nominal rotational speed value (vn) of the spindle, an image acquisition period (ta) is determined, that is a multiple of the rotational period (tr) of the spindle calculated for that preselected speed value and compatible with the vision system, and, while the spindle is rotating at the nominal rotational speed, a representative couple of tool images that are temporally spaced apart from one another of the image acquisition period is obtained, in order to obtain an estimated speed value (vs), associated to the nominal speed value, by selecting that preselected speed value to which the representative couple of images that are the most similar to each other on the basis of a similarity rule corresponds.. .
Marposs Societa' Per Azioni
04/02/15
20150092084

Image acquisition method and apparatus


A method and an apparatus for acquiring an image of a subject are provided. The method for acquiring the image of the subject includes acquiring a first preliminary image and a second preliminary image of the subject through an image sensor operatively coupled to an electronic device, determining a candidate emission time relating to an acquisition of an output image of the subject, based on a difference between state information of at least part of the first preliminary image and state information of at least part of the second preliminary image, comparing the candidate emission time with a time corresponding to a synchronization period where a plurality of lines of the image sensor simultaneously acquires the output image, and acquiring the output image of the subject based on the comparison..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150092078

Face tracking for controlling imaging parameters


A method of tracking faces in an image stream with a digital image acquisition device includes receiving images from an image stream including faces, calculating corresponding integral images, and applying different subsets of face detection rectangles to the integral images to provide sets of candidate regions. The different subsets include candidate face regions of different sizes and/or locations within the images.
Fotonation Limited
04/02/15
20150092072

Data acquiring method and electronic device thereof


The disclosure discloses a data acquiring method and an electronic device thereof. The electronic device comprises an image acquisition unit, the image acquisition unit comprises a light-transparent module and a sensing module, and there is a first position relationship between the light-transparent module and the sensing module.
Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150088637

Information processing system, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium


An information processing system includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image corresponding to a field of view of a user. The information processing system includes an advertisement detection unit that detects an advertisement viewed by the user from the captured image.
Yahoo Japan Corporation
03/26/15
20150087881

Radiotherapy control apparatus and radiotherapy control program


The present invention includes a fluoroscopic image acquisition unit 41 adapted to acquire a fluoroscopic image of three or more markers from a single fluoroscopic imaging device 12, a projection line calculation unit 38 adapted to calculate equations of respective projection lines, an inter-marker distance acquisition unit 42 adapted to acquire each distance between each pair of the markers, a marker position calculation unit 43 adapted to calculate current positions of the respective markers, and a therapeutic radiation emission determination unit 44 adapted to determine whether to emit therapeutic radiation.. .
03/26/15
20150086076

Face recognition performance using additional image features


A technique is provided for recognizing faces in an image stream using a digital image acquisition device. A first acquired image is received from an image stream.
Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
03/26/15
20150086074

Information processing device, information processing method, and program


Provided is an information processing device including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image, a parameter acquisition unit configured to acquire a parameter associated with a user of a portable terminal, a specification unit configured to specify the user from the captured image on the basis of the parameter, and a display control unit configured to perform control in a manner that, in a case where the user is not specified by the specification unit, information indicating a movement of the user necessary to specify the user is displayed in the portable terminal.. .
Sony Corporation
03/26/15
20150085981

Method of image registration in a multi-source/single detector radiographic imaging system, and image acquisition apparatus


A method, an imaging apparatus and a computer readable medium are enabled for automatically registering medical images. The imaging apparatus may be an amended c-arm.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
03/26/15
20150085356

Microscope phase image acquisition


A microscope apparatus includes an electromagnetic wave source configured to generate an illuminating electromagnetic wave, a first beam splitter configured to split the illuminating electromagnetic wave into a first component along a first path and a second component along a second path, a movable reflector module configured to adjust a portion of the second path, and a second beam splitter configured to recombine the first component and the second component. An observing device is configured to receive the recombined first component and second component and the microscope apparatus is configured acquire a phase image from the observing device based on positioning of the movable reflector module and representative of an electric field distribution near an object located along the first path between the first beam splitter and the second beam splitter..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
03/26/15
20150085147

Stabilization of a line of sight of an on-board satellite imaging system


A method for stabilizing a line of sight of an imaging system on board a satellite uses windows selected within an image sensor. Variations of the line of sight can be characterized at a frequency that is greater than that of a sequential mode of image acquisition by the sensor.
Astrium Sas
03/26/15
20150083801

Unique identification information from marked features


A system for verifying the authenticity of a printed mark includes an image acquisition device that acquires an image of a printed mark. In one implementation, the printed mark includes coded information associated with a verified original item.
Sys-tech Solutions, Inc.
03/19/15
20150082498

Scanning probe microscope with improved feature location capabilities


An spm assembly includes an spm and a wide field image acquisition device that can be used to rapidly locate a region of interest and position that region within a spm scan range of 100 microns or less. The wide field image acquisition device may include a low resolution camera having wide field of view in excess of 12 mm, and a high magnification camera having a field of view in the single mm range.
Bruker Nano, Inc.
03/19/15
20150078632

Feeling monitoring system


A feeling monitoring system includes a facial image acquisition portion, a feeling information acquisition section, and a feeling display generation section. The facial image acquisition portion is capable of acquiring a facial image of an occupant individually sitting in each seating position of two or more seating positions in a vehicle.
Denso Corporation
03/19/15
20150078621

Apparatus and providing content experience service


A method and apparatus for providing content experience service are disclosed. The apparatus includes a camera device tracking unit, a user behavior tracking unit, a real image acquisition unit, a motion information processing unit, a virtual space control unit, and a virtual multi-image generation unit.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
03/19/15
20150077817

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable, non-transitory medium


The image processing apparatus includes an input image acquisition module for acquiring an input image generated by reading a document, a character string information calculator for calculating character string density or character string variance in the input image, and a document type identification module for identifying a type of the document based on the character string density or the character string variance.. .
Pfu Limited
03/19/15
20150077540

System and determining gas permeability of polymer films by means of image acquisition


System for determining gas permeability (o2, co2, n2, air) in films, especially edible films, wherein the system comprises a receptacle (a) containing a liquid of low solubility to the gas that is not reactive to it or dissolves the film; gas bubble generating means comprising a cylinder that contains the gas (g); a driver (e) that regulates gas flow and drives the syringe plunger (f); an image acquisition system comprising a high resolution camera (c); lighting (b) that uses a lighting means; and image processing means, preferably a computer program (d); and a method that comprises placing the liquid in an receptacle and letting the gas (g) flow, generating uniform bubbles in the liquid, and placing the film over the liquid; taking photographs or images for a determined time range and frequency and with an auxiliary lighting means; processing photographs or images in an image processing means, and determining variation in the bubbles volume at different times, wherein the bubble volume is determined based on the pixels corresponding to the bubble maximum diameter (dmax), the diameter of the contact area between bubble and film (abp) and the bubble height (h); correlating the number of pixels with a determined length measuring unit and calculating the variation in the gas bubble volume, (Δvb), the contact area between bubble and film (abp), and the pressure inside the bubble (Δp); constructing the linear relationship of variation in the bubble volume in the course of time and from the slope of said linear relationship, calculating gas transmission rate, and then, permeability to gas.. .
Universidad De Santiago De Chile
03/19/15
20150077528

Surgical navigation system and method


A surgical guidance system and method for assisting a surgeon in a surgical procedure performed on a patient is disclosed. The system comprises an image acquisition device configured to generate substantially real-time digital video data representing patient images of an eye of the patient.
Nanophthalmos, Llc
03/19/15
20150077503

Communication method and electronic apparatus


The present disclosure relates to a communication method and an electronic apparatus using the communication method. The communication method is used for a first electronic apparatus including a first image acquisition unit, and the communication method comprises monitoring a running state of the first electronic apparatus; displaying a first picture that includes a first image acquired by the first image acquisition unit when the running state satisfies a first predetermined state; and establishing a communication connection with a second electronic apparatus and displaying a second picture when the running state is switched from the first predetermined state to a second predetermined state, the second picture including a second image acquired by a second image acquisition unit of the second electronic apparatus and received via the communication connection..
Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.
03/12/15
20150071405

Direct control of x-ray focal spot movement


The present invention relates to providing spatial information of a volume of interest of an object. In order to reduce complexity of a work flow in a hospital environment when x-ray imaging is used, an x-ray imaging system (10) for providing spatial information of a volume of interest (20) of an object is provided, wherein the system comprises an x-ray image acquisition unit (12), a display unit (14), an input unit (16), and adapting means (18).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
03/12/15
20150070714

Image forming device, printing method, and computer-readable recording medium


An image forming device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image including a marker used for an augmented reality process; an information acquisition unit that acquires first information which is embedded in the marker from the marker and is related to a size of the marker in a real world before the image is printed; a calculation unit that calculates, on the basis of the first information and a printing magnification of the image, the size of the marker in the real world after the image is printed; a replacement unit that replaces the first information embedded in the marker with second information related to the calculated size; and a printing unit that prints, at the printing magnification, the image including the marker in which the second information is embedded.. .
03/12/15
20150070558

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program


There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition part configured to acquire a captured image including at least a part of a pattern projected by a projector on a projection plane, a projectable area determination part configured to determine a projectable area on the projection plane on the basis of the captured image, and a projector controller configured to control the projector in a manner that an image is projected in the projectable area.. .
Sony Corporation
03/12/15
20150070533

Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and information storage device


An image processing device includes: an image acquisition section that acquires captured image data captured using an image sensor including color filters corresponding to bands, and corresponding to a plurality of frames; an alignment processing section that performs an alignment process on the captured image data to generate integrated captured image data; a reference band selection section that selects a reference band from the bands using an output image in a preceding frame; a reference image generation section that performs an interpolation process on image data included in the integrated captured image data and corresponding to the color filter corresponding to the reference band; and an interpolated image generation section that performs an interpolation process on image data included in the integrated captured image data and corresponding to the color filter corresponding to a band differing from the reference band based on a reference image to generate an interpolated image.. .
Olympus Corporation
03/12/15
20150070394

Vehicle surrounding image display control device, vehicle surrounding image display control method, non-transitory tangible computer-readable medium comprising command including the method, and image processing method executing top view conversion and display of image of vehicle surroundings


A vehicle surrounding image display control device includes: a vehicle surrounding image acquisition device; a bird's-eye view image creating device; a division storage device storing a and b bird's-eye view images; a shadow determination device; a vehicle movement amount calculation device; a first history image configuration device updating a c bird's-eye view image with the b bird's-eye view image, and updating a b history bird's-eye view image with the a bird's-eye view image when the shadow is not present in the b bird's-eye view image; a second history image configuration device updating the c bird's-eye view image using the b history bird's-eye view image, and updating the b history bird's-eye view image using the a bird's-eye view image when the shadow is present in the b bird's-eye view image; and a display control device.. .
Denso Corporation
03/12/15
20150070391

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing system


An image acquisition unit acquires an image captured by a first imaging device provided in a hmd for presenting an image observed when a three-dimensional image in a virtual three-dimensional space is projected onto a real-world setting, the first imaging device being configured to visualize an area including a field of view of a user wearing the hmd. A marker detection unit detects a marker included in the image captured by the first imaging device and acquired by the image acquisition unit.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
03/12/15
20150070016

Medical image processing apparatus, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, medical image processing method and magnetic resonance imaging method


According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition part and a display processing part. The image acquisition part is configured to acquire plural series, each consisting of frames of medical image data corresponding to at least one of slice positions and time phases.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
03/05/15
20150063715

Method for processing image and electronic device thereof


An electronic device and a method for outputting an image in an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes an image acquisition module configured to acquire an image to apply an effect, a first filter manager configured to manage generation of a first image corresponding to an effect, a second filter manager configured to manage generation of at least one second image corresponding to an effect of an image, and a graphic processor configured to generate the first image and the second image according to a request of the first filter manager and the second filter manager..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
03/05/15
20150062410

Image stabilization method and electronic device therefor


An apparatus and method for reducing or preventing image degradation due to shaking of a camera upon image acquisition is provided. The method includes determining illuminance corresponding to a subject, automatically determining a capturing mode of an electronic device based on at least the illuminance, acquiring a first resulting image of the subject based on a first exposure time, if the capturing mode is a first capturing mode, and acquiring a plurality of images of the subject based on a second exposure time, if the capturing mode is a second capturing mode, and generating a second resulting image based on at least two images among the plurality of images..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
03/05/15
20150062384

Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium


A device includes: an image acquisition device acquiring a taken image in which a subject is imaged; a smoothing device generating a smoothed image by smoothing the taken image; a noise extraction device extracting a difference noise component from a difference between the taken image and the smoothed image; a noise addition device adding the difference noise component to the smoothed taken image; a map acquisition device acquiring a blurring strength map that represents a distribution of blurring strengths for the taken image; and an image combining device combining the taken image with the smoothed image on the basis of the blurring strength map, and generating an output image.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
03/05/15
20150062355

Information processing device, information processing method and program


According to an illustrative embodiment, an information processing device is provided. The information processing device includes an image acquisition unit configured to receive an image; a recognition unit configured to acquire a recognition result of a user based on the received image, wherein the recognition result includes a position of the user, the user being associated with a display terminal; an image determination unit configured to determine an object based on the recognition result; and a display control unit configured to control display of the object on the display terminal..
Sony Corporation
03/05/15
20150060664

Cross-section processing-and-observation method and cross-section processing-and-observation apparatus


A cross-section processing-and-observation method includes: a cross-section exposure step of irradiating a sample with a focused ion beam to expose a cross-section of the sample; a cross-sectional image acquisition step of irradiating the cross-section with an electron beam to acquire a cross-sectional image of the cross-section; and a step of repeatedly performing the cross-section exposure step and the cross-sectional image acquisition step along a predetermined direction of the sample at a setting interval to acquire a plurality of cross-sectional images of the sample. In the cross-sectional image acquisition step, a cross-sectional image is acquired under different condition settings for a plurality of regions of the cross-section..
Hitachi High-tech Science Corporation
02/26/15
20150054926

Image processing device and method, and image capturing device


An image processing device comprising: an image acquisition device; a parallax acquisition device; a first data transform device; an operation processing device; and a second data transform device transforming third frequency component data and fourth frequency component data respectively corresponding to the third image and the fourth image calculated by the operation processing device into data on a real space and for respectively selecting pixels at positions corresponding to the target pixels as one pixel of the third image and one pixel of the fourth image.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
02/26/15
20150054925

Optical modulator and 3d image acquisition apparatus including an optical modulator


An optical modulator and a 3d image acquisition apparatus including an optical modulator are provided. The optical modulator is disposed in a multiple quantum well including a plurality of quantum wells and a plurality of quantum barriers, and includes at least one carrier block disposed in the multiple quantum well restricting the carrier movement between the multiple quantum wells..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
02/19/15
20150052479

Information processing apparatus, display control method, and program


There is provided an information processing apparatus, including an image acquisition unit which acquires an input image generated by imaging a real space using an image pickup apparatus, a display control unit which superimposes virtual objects, which are associated with one or more real objects shown in the input image, on the input image, and a selection unit which selects, after at least one real object from among the one or more real objects is designated by a user, the designated real object as an interested object across a plurality of frames. The display control unit changes displayed information, which is displayed by the virtual object associated with the interested object, according to a relative position or attitude between the interested object and the image pickup apparatus..
Sony Corporation
02/19/15
20150050624

Makeup application assistance device, makeup application assistance method, and makeup application assistance program


In order to appropriately assist with the application of makeup, including technical improvements in makeup techniques, a makeup application assistance device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image obtained by photographing a face to which makeup has been applied; an applied makeup technique acquisition unit that acquires applied makeup techniques, which are makeup application methods, from the image; a makeup technique evaluation unit that evaluates the applied makeup techniques by comparing the applied makeup techniques with reference makeup techniques that are to be referenced by a user who applied the makeup; and an evaluation presentation unit that presents the results of the evaluation to the user.. .
Panasonic Corporation
02/19/15
20150049909

Information processing device, information processing method and program


Provided an information processing device including ail image acquisition configured to acquire a captured image, a change detection unit configured to detect a change in a state of a subject in a network service recognized from the captured image, and a depiction change unit configured to change a depiction of the subject shown in the captured image in a case where the change detection unit detects the change in the state.. .
Sony Corporation
02/19/15
20150049111

Makeup application assistance device, makeup application assistance method, and makeup application assistance program


A makeup application assistance device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image obtained by photographing a face; a face part acquisition unit that acquires, from the image, face part regions of the face; a face makeup technique selection unit that selects a face makeup technique, which is a face makeup application method, for each face part; a skin condition acquisition unit that acquires the skin condition of the face; a skin correction makeup technique selection unit that selects, on the basis of the skin condition, a skin correction makeup technique, which is a skin correction makeup application method; and a makeup technique presentation unit that presents the selected face makeup techniques associated with the corresponding face part regions, and presents the selected skin correction makeup technique, to a user.. .
Panasonic Corporation
02/12/15
20150043808

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and imaging apparatus


An image processing apparatus comprising: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a depth map acquisition unit configured to acquire a depth map corresponding to the image; a refinement unit configured to detect a saliency region from the image and to refine the depth map on the basis of the saliency region, the saliency region being a region on which a person tends to focus; and an image processing unit configured to apply image processing to the image using the depth map refined by the refinement unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
02/12/15
20150043041

Mobile terminal, symbol sheet, assistance tool, image processing program, and image processing method


There is provided an imaging technology allowing easy acquisition/storing of image data drawn in an arbitrary area by a user, without the use of a dedicated document sheet, where a restriction is hardly imposed on a document sheet in terms of design. There are included a camera that images an imaging object to which a symbol sheet including a predetermined symbol is attached, a central processing unit that detects the predetermined symbol from an original image of the imaging object imaged by the camera, that recognizes a predetermined area calculated based on the predetermined symbol as an image acquisition area, and that extracts, and acquires as image data, an image in the image acquisition area, and image data storage unit that stores the image data..
King Jim Co., Ltd.
02/12/15
20150042983

Multiple mode evaluating a substrate


A multiple mode evaluation system that includes a multiple mode imager that is arranged to perform a single scan of a substrate while alternating between different optical modes thereby producing different sets of images of areas of the substrate, each set of images being associated with a single optical mode of image acquisition; wherein the different optical modes differ from each other by at least one optical characteristic.. .
Camtek Ltd.
02/12/15
20150042980

Device for detecting quality level of microelectronic packaging samples using photo-thermal imaging


An image acquisition device based on photo-thermal imaging, including a support beam, a translational electric motor, an imaging probe, and a light emitter. The translational electric motor is fixed to the lower side of the beam, and the imaging probe is perpendicularly fixed to a moving block in the translational electric motor.
Finemems Inc.
02/12/15
20150042871

Control method, control apparatus and electronic device


A control method, a control apparatus and an electronic device are provided. The control method is applicable to an electronic device including an image acquisition unit and a light source, an acquisition region of the image acquisition unit at least partially overlaps with an illumination region of the light source.
Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.
02/12/15
20150042790

Geodetic surveying device with a microlens array


Some embodiments relate to a geodetic surveying device, comprising a beam source for generating measurement radiation, a base defining a vertical axis, a support carrying a targeting unit and defining a tilt axis, the support being arranged on the base and rotatable relative to the base about the vertical axis, and the targeting unit being arranged rotatable relative to the support about the tilt axis, and an angle- and distance-measuring functionality. Moreover, provision is made for an image acquisition unit for acquiring images of an object in a field of view defined by the image acquisition unit, and a control and processing unit.
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh
02/12/15
20150041645

Image acquisition apparatus, image acquisition method and defect inspection apparatus


According to one embodiment, an image acquisition apparatus includes an electron beam source configured to generate an electron beam to be radiated onto an object to be measured, an image detecting unit configured to detect an electronic image of the object based on the electron beam radiated from the electron beam source onto the object, and a voltage modulating unit configured to modulate at least one of a voltage to be applied to the electron beam source and a voltage to be applied to the object.. .
Ebara Corporation
02/05/15
20150037751

Image acquisition device for dental handpiece, imaging apparatusf or dental handpiece, dental handpiece and dental handpiece system


Provided is an image acquisition device for dental handpiece capable of acquiring a clear image even though cooling water is supplied. An image acquisition device (11) detachable to a dental handpiece body (1), the device including a light inlet part having a light acquisition port capable of acquiring light, a holding member (14, 15) holding the light inlet part to the dental handpiece body, wherein the light acquisition port can be held to the dental handpiece body by means of the holding member in such a manner that it can be shifted to a side which is away from an instrument than a plane of an instrument-mounting surface of a head (2) of the dental handpiece body and in a region outside of an outer peripheral surface of the head..
Gc Corporation
02/05/15
20150036891

Object verification device, object verification program, and object verification method


There is provided an object verification device capable of detecting a fraudulent entry in an arbitrary area of an object without requiring a certification mark applied by a special material. An object verification device that verifies authenticity of an object includes: an image acquisition section that acquires an image of the object; a verification area identification section that identifies a verification area of the object for which authenticity is verified; an entry part detection section that detects a plurality of entry parts within the verification area in the image; and a verification section that verifies authenticity of the object by mutually comparing the plurality of entry parts in the image..
Panasonic Corporation
02/05/15
20150036041

System and controlling illumination in a vision system


This invention provides a system and method for enabling control of an illuminator having predetermined operating parameters by a vision system processor/core based upon stored information regarding parameters that are integrated with the illuminator. The parameters are retrieved by the processor, and are used to control the operation of the illuminator and/or the camera during image acquisition.
Cognex Corporation
02/05/15
20150035824

Imaging apparatus and controlling same


An imaging apparatus comprising: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a depth map acquisition unit configured to acquire a first depth map; a working range map generation unit configured to generate a working range map showing a working range in the image on the basis of the first depth map; a synthesizing unit configured to synthesize the image and the working range map and to generate a synthesized image; and a display unit configured to display the synthesized image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
02/05/15
20150035440

Detector controlled illuminating system


An illuminating device coupled with sensors or an image acquisition device and a logical controller allows illumination intensity and spectrum to be varied according to changing user needs. The system provides illumination to areas according to the principles of correct lighting practice for the optimal performance of visual tasks in the most efficient, cost effective manner.
01/29/15
20150030230

Substrate inspection method, substrate manufacturing method and substrate inspection device


A method for inspecting a substrate having a plurality of holes formed on a plate-shaped material so as to extend over front and rear surfaces thereof. The method comprises picking-up an image of a plurality of holes formed on the substrate by imaging from one surface side of the substrate and obtaining a hole image of each hole (s103).
Hoya Corporation
01/29/15
20150030125

Methods for improving processing speed for object inspection


The present specification describes methods and systems for inspecting objects by means of penetrating radiation where objects are conveyed through the penetrating radiation and subsequent images of objects are reviewed by an operator. Specifically, the present specification describes a system that decouples the synchronization between cessation of image generation on the display and image acquisition through conveyance of the article.
Rapiscan Systems, Inc.


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