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Image analysis platform for identifying artifacts in samples and laboratory consumables

Mirror unit and image acquisition unit

Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition system

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
08/21/14
20140236010
 Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and medical image processing apparatus patent thumbnailUltrasonic diagnostic apparatus and medical image processing apparatus
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image acquisition unit, a measurement unit, an estimation unit, and a display unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an ultrasonic image representing information inside an object.
08/21/14
20140233797
 Image analysis platform for identifying artifacts in samples and laboratory consumables patent thumbnailImage analysis platform for identifying artifacts in samples and laboratory consumables
A high-resolution image acquisition and processing instrument (hiapi) performs at least five simultaneous measurements in a noninvasive fashion, namely: (a) determining the volume of a liquid sample in welh (or microtubes) containing liquid sample, (b) detection of precipitate, objects of artifacts within microliter plate wells, (c) classification of colored samples in microliter plate wells or microtubes; (dl determination of contaminant (e.g. Wafer concentration}; (e) air bubbles; (f) problems with the actual plate.
08/21/14
20140232847
 Mirror unit and image acquisition unit patent thumbnailMirror unit and image acquisition unit
A deformable mirror unit 7a including a plurality of segment mirrors 71 each having a surface 71a, a flexible member 72 configured to connect the plurality of segment mirrors 71 to each other, a driver 74 configured to apply a driving force to at least one of the segment mirror 71 and the flexible member 72 so as to change at least one of a position and a tilt of the reflection surface 71a of each of the plurality of segment mirrors 71, and a connector 73 configured to connect the driver 74 to at least one of the segment mirror 71 and the flexible member 72 and to be rotatable so as to change a light reflecting direction by the at least one reflection surface 71a is provided.. .
08/21/14
20140232846
 Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition system patent thumbnailImage acquisition apparatus and image acquisition system
An image acquisition apparatus includes an imaging optical system configured to form an image of an object, a re-imaging optical system configured to re-form the image of the object formed by the imaging optical system, a reflecting member arranged on an optical path between the imaging optical system and the re-imaging optical system, an image sensor configured to capture the image of the object re-formed by the re-imaging optical system to output image data, a first driving unit configured to change a tilt of the reflecting member with respect to an optical axis of the imaging optical system, a control unit configured to control the first driving unit according to a shape of the object, and a correction unit configured to correct a positional displacement of the image in an in-plane direction according to the change in the tilt of the reflecting member.. .
08/21/14
20140232832
 Surgical illumination device patent thumbnailSurgical illumination device
A surgical illumination device (1) having illuminating means (2) distributed over an area (a) and a stereoscopic image acquisition device (10) having two optical channels (10a, 10b) which each generate a monoscopic image of an illuminated object (6). At least three optical channels can be present, each of which may be arranged with its object-side channel end (d1, d2, d3; c1, c2, c3, c4, c5; ol, or, ul, ur) inside the area (a) at its periphery.
08/21/14
20140232830
 Stereoscopic imaging apparatus patent thumbnailStereoscopic imaging apparatus
In order to provide a stereoscopic imaging apparatus that can acquire, in a case in which a brightness different is large, parallax information containing a parallax image in all image capturing frames, provided are an image acquisition unit that acquires a first image and a second image different from the first image in exposure time, a gain and offset correction unit 102 that corrects brightness of one of the acquired first and second images, a parallax calculation unit 103 that calculates parallax from one of the images corrected by the brightness correction unit and the other of the images and outputs a parallax image and parallax information, and a combination image generation unit 105 that combines the acquired first and second images together to generate a combination image and outputs the generated combination image.. .
08/14/14
20140227682
 System and method for the detection of abnormalities in a biological sample patent thumbnailSystem and method for the detection of abnormalities in a biological sample
The present invention is related to a method or system for the detection of abnormalities in a biological sample comprising cells. Said method or system comprises at least the following steps, or is capable to carry out, and/or comprises means capable to carry out, at least the following steps, respectively: a) acquiring an image of said sample by digital image acquisition, b) optionally, carrying out digital image processing, c) selecting a field of view, d) determining, by digital image processing, whether or not, in said field of view, cell aggregates exist, and e1) selecting a new field of view and carrying on with step c) if, in step d), it turns out that, in said field of view, the determination of cell aggregates is negative, or e2) carrying out further process steps if in step d), it turns out that, in said field of view, the determination of cell aggregates is affirmative..
08/14/14
20140226872
 Apparatus and method for biometric authentication patent thumbnailApparatus and method for biometric authentication
A biometric authentication system includes: an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of a living body; a light source with a predetermined wavelength band; an authentication information storage unit for, if light is emitted by the light source, setting a predetermined distance for a first distance to a first image acquired by the image acquisition unit in a depth direction so that quality of the first image is improved, extracting a first feature to be used to perform biometric authentication from the first image whose quality has been improved, and storing authentication information regarding the first feature; a feature extraction unit for, if light is emitted by the light source when performing authentication, setting the predetermined distance for a second distance to a second image acquired by the image acquisition unit in the depth direction so that quality of the second image is improved, and extracting a second feature for biometric authentication from the second image whose quality has been improved; and a comparison unit for comparing the authentication information regarding the first feature and authentication information regarding the second feature.. .
08/14/14
20140225998
 Synchronization of image acquisition in multiple image sensors with a synchronization clock signal patent thumbnailSynchronization of image acquisition in multiple image sensors with a synchronization clock signal
A multiple image sensor image acquisition system includes a clock control unit to generate a synchronization clock signal. The synchronization clock signal has a prolonged constant cycle during which the synchronization clock signal is held at a constant level for a period of time corresponding to multiple clock cycles.
08/07/14
20140221844
 Synchronization of illumination source and sensor for improved visualization of subcutaneous structures patent thumbnailSynchronization of illumination source and sensor for improved visualization of subcutaneous structures
System and method are described for synchronizing a pulsed source of the near infrared illumination used in visualizing subcutaneous structures with the background illumination normally extant in medical treatment settings that allow both enhanced image acquisition and use of higher power pulsed infrared illumination sources.. .
08/07/14
20140219546
Method and apparatus for reviewing defect
A method for reviewing defect, comprising the steps of: as an image acquisition step, imaging a surface of a sample using arbitrary image acquisition condition selected from a plurality of image acquisition conditions and obtaining a defect image; as a defect position calculation step, proceeding the defect image obtained by the image acquisition step and calculating a defect position on the surface of the sample; as a defect detection accuracy calculation step, obtaining a defect detection accuracy of the defect position calculated by the defect position calculation step; and as a conclusion determination step, determinating whether the defect detection accuracy obtained by the defect detection accuracy calculation step meets a predetermined requirement or not; wherein until it is determined that the defect detection accuracy obtained by the defect detection accuracy calculation step meets a predetermined in the conclusion determination step, the image acquisition condition is selected from the plurality of image acquisition conditions once again and the image acquisition step, the defect position calculation step, the defect detection accuracy calculation step and the conclusion determination step are repeated.. .
08/07/14
20140219539
Image diagnostic device and image assessment method
Provided is an image diagnostic device with which the start and end of the in-flow of a contrast medium are automatically assessed. An image diagnostic device assesses the start and end times of the in-flow of a contrast medium into organs in a lifeform which is a subject.
08/07/14
20140218743
Wavelength-tunable light source apparatus, driving method thereof, optical tomographic image acquisition apparatus including wavelength-tunable light source apparatus, and optical tomographic image acquisition method
A control unit configured to control the plurality of the variable-wavelength light generation units to emit the light with different wavelength simultaneously in at least part of time, and control optical intensity such that wavelength dependence of the optical intensity generated from the plurality of variable-wavelength light generation units becomes unimodal.. .
08/07/14
20140218467
3d video-teleconferencing apparatus capable of eye contact and method using the same
Disclosed herein is a 3d teleconferencing apparatus and method enabling eye contact. The 3d teleconferencing apparatus enabling eye contact according to the present invention includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring depth images and color images by manipulating cameras in real time in consideration of images obtained by capturing a subject that is a teleconference participant and images received over a network and corresponding to a counterpart involved in the teleconference; a full face generation unit for generating a final depth image and a final color image corresponding to a full face of the participant for eye contact using the depth images and the color images; and a 3d image generation unit for generating a 3d image corresponding to the counterpart and displaying the 3d image on a display device..
08/07/14
20140218363
User interface for efficiently displaying relevant oct imaging data
The present invention is an oct imaging system user interface for efficiently providing relevant image displays to the user. These displays are used during image acquisition to align patients and verify acquisition image quality.
08/07/14
20140218361
Information processing device, client device, information processing method, and program
There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a real space from an image capture device, a setting unit that sets, in association with the real space, an augmented reality space that virtually augments the real space by discretizing, in units of voxels, a real object within the real space depicted in the captured image, and a control unit that controls an action of a virtual object placed within the augmented reality space.. .
08/07/14
20140215778
Positioning and automatic adjusting device, and corresponding method, for one or more cleaning brushes in a fabric finishing machine, and finishing machine comprising said device
Positioning and adjusting device for at least a cleaning brush of a fabric finishing machine such as a teaseling machine, a fluffing machine or similar, which includes a plurality of rotating chocks having needles or pointed protuberances, where the cleaning brush has a plurality of fibers or filaments suitable to remove, during use, possible residues of fabric or other types of residue from the chocks, the device further including image acquisition means, disposed in proximity to the cleaning brush and suitable to acquire images of the zone of proximity and/or contact between the ends of the fibers and the ends of the needles in order to find the distance between the latter.. .
07/31/14
20140211986
Apparatus and method for monitoring and counting traffic
A method and apparatus to monitor and document movement of bodies along or through selected regions is described for the directional counting of such bodies. The reduction of the consideration to selected regions avoids excessive calculation and allows the use of an inexpensive image acquisition and processor.
07/31/14
20140211981
Image acquisition system for processing and tracking mail pieces
An image acquisition system for processing and tracking mail pieces in a mailing system (2) of the type comprising at least one mail piece processing machine (4, 6, 8) comprising at least one accumulation device (14, 16) for producing mail pieces and generating electronic processing and tracking details for these mail pieces, at least one imaging device (10, 12) for acquiring images of the mail pieces, and a computer (24) coupled to the at least one imaging device and the at least one mail piece processing machine, the at least one imaging device acquiring the images of mail pieces for simultaneously providing both these processing and tracking details and a filling level of the at least one accumulation device.. .
07/31/14
20140211918
Scintillator plate
This scintillator plate 1 is a scintillator plate which is a member of a flat plate shape to emit scintillation light according to incidence of radiation transmitted by an object a and which is used in an image acquisition device to condense and image the scintillation light, the scintillator plate comprising: a partition plate 2 of a planar shape which transmits radiation; a scintillator 3 of a flat plate shape which is arranged on one surface 2a of the partition plate 2 and which converts the radiation into scintillation light; and a scintillator 4 of a flat plate shape which is arranged on the other surface 2b of the partition plate 2 and which converts the radiation into scintillation light.. .
07/31/14
20140211044
Method and system for generating image knowledge contents based on crowdsourcing
A system for generating crowdsourcing-based image knowledge content, includes an image provision unit configured to provide image data; and an image crowdsourcing unit configured to generate, store, or manage image knowledge in order to provide an image-base knowledge service. Further, the system includes an image acquisition and processing unit configured to connect the image provision unit and the image crowdsourcing unit and actively or automatically provide a crowdsourcing technique..
07/31/14
20140210980
Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition method
An image acquisition apparatus includes a photographing unit, an af (auto focus) processing unit, and a calculation unit. The photographing unit is configured to photograph a pathological sample mounted on a slide glass using an objective lens.
07/31/14
20140210972
Focus control device, endoscope system, and focus control method
The focus control device includes a focus control section that controls an imaging optical system that is configured so that an in-focus object plane position is changed when an imaging magnification is changed, an image acquisition section that acquires a plurality of images captured through the imaging optical system at a different imaging magnification, and a change-in-magnification detection section that detects a change in magnification that is at least one of a change in the imaging magnification and a change in size of an object within an image among the plurality of images, the focus control section driving the imaging optical system based on an af evaluation value that indicates the focus state of the imaging optical system and calculated based on the image and the change in magnification to control focus of the imaging optical system.. .
07/31/14
20140210969
Video-frame data receiver with low frame capture rate
The present disclosure relates generally to a video frame data receiver that is capable of image acquisition at low frame rates. Such video frame data receivers may be used to capture images from diagnostic tests or assays in which lower frame capture rates are sufficient including, for example, lateral flow test strips..
07/31/14
20140210956
Image processing device, image processing method, recording medium, and imaging device
An image processing device comprising: an image acquisition unit; a display unit; a selection unit; a parallax acquisition unit; a parallax history information generator that generates continuously parallax history information on the basis of the parallax acquired by the parallax acquisition unit, the parallax history information indicating variation with time of the parallax for the specific subject image and including a current parallax for the specific subject image; and a controller that displays on the display unit the plural viewpoint images of the moving image acquired by the image acquisition unit together with the parallax history information generated by the parallax history information generator, the controller making the display cycle of displaying the parallax history longer than the cycle of acquiring the parallax by the parallax acquisition unit.. .
07/24/14
20140205167
Method for interactive manual matching and real-time projection calculation in imaging
Methods and systems are proposed herein for performing manual matching of generated digitally reconstructed radiographs with acquired verification images efficiently without intensive processing and/or memory consumption or hardware requirements. According to one aspect of the claimed subject matter, a system is provided that includes a computing workstation, communicatively coupled to both a data storage device and an image acquisition device.
07/24/14
20140205147
Obstacle alert device
An obstacle alert device is capable of indicating clearly presence of an obstacle approaching a vehicle to a driver, without impairing visibility of a peripheral situation of the vehicle. The device includes a photographed image acquisition section acquiring a photographed image photographing a scene in the periphery of the vehicle, a photographed-image-of-interest generation section generating a photographed image of interest based on the photographed image, a masked region setting section setting a masked region making un-displayed at least a portion of the scene of the vehicle periphery in the photographed image of interest, an object presence determination section determining whether an object is present or not in an outside region outside the photographed image of interest, a clear indication image outputting section outputting a clear indication image including a clear indication indicator clearly indicating presence of the object to be displayed at an end of the photographed image of interest on the side of the outside region where the object is present in case the object in the outside region moves to the side of a region corresponding to the photographed image of interest, and a motion image outputting section outputting an image in which the clear indication indicator becomes absorbed from the side of the masked region where the object is present in case the object in the outside region has entered the region corresponding to the photographed image of interest..
07/24/14
20140205061
X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire x-ray image data of an object using at least one imaging system.
07/24/14
20140205060
Mammography detector having multiple sensors, and mammography device capable of 3d image acquisition
The present invention relates to a mammography detector consisting of a mammography detector having multiple sensors, such as a high resolution sensor for detecting very small lesions, a high contrast sensor for detecting the exact size of a lesion, a mammography sensor, and a ct sensor; and to a mammography device capable of acquiring 3d images by rotating an x-ray emitting unit and the mammography detector by more than 185 degrees with respect to a breast to be examined. The mammography device includes a main body, a gantry connected to the main body so as to be capable of moving vertically, an x-ray emitting unit mounted on one end of the gantry, and an x-ray detector mounted on the opposite end of the gantry at a position opposite the x-ray emitting unit, and comprises: a first rotating means provided within the main body in order to rotate the gantry; and a pressing means for pressing the breast of a patient while the patient is standing, and including a supporting panel provided on a rotational axis of the first rotating means, and a pressing panel capable of vertical movement on the axis of rotation so as to press the breast on the supporting panel, and connected to the main body while physically separated state from the gantry.
07/24/14
20140204225
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and display device
There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image acquisition section configured to acquire a captured image including a plurality of two-dimensional codes and a plurality of images corresponding to each of the two-dimensional codes, an address information extraction section configured to recognize each of the two-dimensional codes from the captured image, and to extract information showing addresses on a network from each of the two-dimensional codes, an image extraction section configured to extract each of the images from the captured image, and a display control section configured to allow a display section to display a link to each of the addresses in association with each of the images.. .
07/24/14
20140204199
Wiring inspecting method, wiring inspecting apparatus, wiring inspecting program, and recording medium
A wiring inspecting method according to the present invention is a wiring inspecting method for inspecting presence/absence of a short-circuit portion of a wiring line formed on a substrate, including a heat generation process of generating, with voltage application means (5), heat in the short-circuit portion by applying a voltage to the wiring line; an image acquisition process of acquiring, with image capturing means (6), an infrared image of the substrate; a binarization process of generating, with image processing means (7), a binarized image from the infrared image by using a threshold; and a position specification process of specifying, with the image processing means (7), a position of the short-circuit portion by using the binarized image. In the binarization process, binarization processing is repeated by changing the threshold.
07/24/14
20140204195
Microscope, objective optical system, and image acquisition apparatus
A microscope includes an objective optical system including an imaging optical system configured to form an image of an object, a re-imaging optical system configured to re-form an image of the object image formed by the imaging optical system, and a reflection unit arranged on an optical path between the imaging optical system and the re-imaging optical system and configured to be locally changeable in at least one of a position thereof in an optical axis direction and an inclination thereof relative to an optical axis, and an image sensor configured to capture the image re-formed by the objective optical system.. .
07/24/14
20140204187
Endoscope image processing device, endoscope system, and image processing method
An endoscope image processing device includes an image acquisition section and a boundary region correction section. The image acquisition section acquires image signals that form a front image corresponding to a front field of view and a side image corresponding to a side field of view as a single acquired image.
07/17/14
20140199649
Autocapture for intra-oral imaging using inertial sensing
An intra-oral camera has a projector that is energizable to emit patterned illumination and an imaging sensor that is energizable to obtain image content. An inertial motion sensing element provides signals indicative of acceleration of the intra-oral imaging apparatus along at least one axis.
07/17/14
20140198964
Follow up image acquisition planning and/or post processing
A method includes planning a follow up three dimensional image acquisition of tissue of interest of a patient based on first and second two dimensional surview projection images, wherein the first two dimensional surview projection image was used to plan a previously performed baseline three dimensional image acquisition of the tissue of interest of the patient, wherein the first two dimensional surview projection image includes information corresponding to at least one region of interest identified in the first two dimensional surview projection image for the previously performed baseline three dimensional image acquisition, wherein the first two dimensional surview projection image includes information corresponding to a z-axis scanning extent identified in the first two dimensional surview projection image for the previously performed baseline three dimensional baseline image acquisition, and wherein the second two dimensional surview projection image was acquired for planning the follow up three dimensional image acquisition.. .
07/17/14
20140198897
X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire x-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system.
07/17/14
20140198300
Ophthalmic apparatus and ophthalmic method
An ophthalmic apparatus includes a fundus image acquisition unit which acquires a plurality of fundus images acquired by imaging fundus of a subject's eye at different times and at least one fundus image that is fewer than the plurality of fundus images and acquired by imaging fundus of the subject's eye at a different time from those for the plurality of fundus images, a unit which generates a new fundus image by averaging the plurality of fundus images, an extraction unit which extracts a feature region from the generated new fundus image, and a unit which tracks the fundus such that positions of a first polarization tomographic image of the fundus corresponding to the new fundus image and a second polarization tomographic image of the fundus corresponding to the at least one fundus image may be corrected based on the extracted feature region and the at least one fundus image.. .
07/17/14
20140198238
Red-eye filter method and apparatus
A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upon a comparison of the captured image and a reference image of nominally the same scene taken without flash. In the embodiment the reference image is a preview image of lower pixel resolution than the captured image, the filter matching the pixel resolutions of the captured and reference images by up-sampling the preview image and/or sub-sampling the captured image.
07/17/14
20140198199
Image acquisition apparatus, image acquisition method, and information processing program
An image acquisition apparatus includes: a macro-photographing unit that performs macro-photographing of an image of at least a sample mounting area of a slide, on which a pathological sample is mounted, at a first magnification; a microscopic photographing unit that microscopically photographs a designated photographing area at a second magnification larger than the first magnification; a first judgment unit that judges whether there is an image of the pathological sample in each of a plurality of sectional areas sectioning the image obtained by the macro-photographing; a second judgment unit that judges, as a sample image area, a set of at least one of the plurality of sectional areas judged to be including the image of the pathological sample; and an area expansion unit that generates an expanded area by expanding the sample image area and causes the microscopic photographing unit to photograph the expanded area as the photographing area.. .
07/17/14
20140197940
Obstacle alert device
An obstacle alert device is capable of indicating clearly presence of an obstacle approaching a vehicle to a driver, without impairing visibility of a peripheral situation of the vehicle. The device includes a photographed image acquisition section acquiring a photographed image photographing a scene in the periphery of the vehicle, a photographed-image-of-interest generation section generating a photographed image of interest based on the photographed image, a masked region setting section setting a masked region making undisplayed at least a portion of the scene of the vehicle periphery in the photographed image of interest, an object presence determination section determining whether an object is present or not in an outside region outside the photographed image of interest, and a masked-region highlighted-displaying section causing the masked region to be displayed with highlight when an object in the outside region has entered a region corresponding to the photographed image of interest..
07/10/14
20140192997
Sound collection method and electronic device
A sound collection method and an electronic device are disclosed. The method is applicable to an electronic device that includes an image acquisition unit and an audio collection unit.
07/10/14
20140192960
X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit acquires x-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system.
07/10/14
20140192952
Modulating gantry rotation speed and image acquisition in respiratory correlated (4d) cone beam ct images
A method of optimizing 4d cone beam computed tomography (4dcbct) imaging is provided that includes using a scanner to generate projections of a target, where the projections are used to form a cone beam computed tomography (cbct) scan of the target, where the cbct includes a 3d image of the target, and using an appropriately programmed computer to control rotation speed of a gantry and projection acquisition of the cbct in real-time according to a measured patient respiratory signal, where the real-time acquisition of the cbct forms an optimized 4dcbct image set.. .
07/10/14
20140192193
Method for acquiring images from arbitrary perspectives with uavs equipped with fixed imagers
A method for acquiring images of a photographic target from arbitrary perspectives with an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) equipped with at least one image acquisition device having a fixed acquisition direction with respect to the vehicle, said uav having automatic navigation means allowing to reach an arbitrary location and automatic attitude control means allowing to transiently reach an arbitrary orientation in space, said photographic target being outside the current field of view of the acquisition device while the uav flies along a predefined flying path, this method comprising: computing a target uav position and an orientation in space required to acquire a desired image from a set of parameters, navigating to said target uav position, modifying an attitude of the uav in order to modify the acquisition direction to point toward the photographic target, acquiring images, and starting a recovery phase by controlling the uav back to cruise attitude and navigate back along the predefined flying path.. .
07/03/14
20140187946
Active ultrasound imaging for interventional procedures
A computer-implemented method for active control of ultrasound image acquisition includes accessing image data representing a series of ultrasound images acquired over a period of time from an ultrasound probe and identifying an object of interest in at least one of the images. The method further includes detecting changes in a position of the ultrasound probe and/or an orientation of the ultrasound probe over the period of time with respect to the object of interest, or changes in a position of the object of interest and/or an orientation of the object of interest over the period of time with respect to the ultrasound probe.
07/03/14
20140185881
Image analysis apparatus to analyze state of predetermined object in image
An image-capture device 1 includes: an image acquisition unit 111 that acquires a plurality of images that are successively captured; an identification unit 112 that identifies a golf ball b as a predetermined object in each of the plurality of images; a rotation calculation unit 113 that calculates the number of rotations of the predetermined object; a movement amount calculation unit 114 that calculates a total movement amount that the golf ball b has moved; and a slippage amount calculation unit 115 that calculates a slippage amount based on the number of rotations as well as the total movement amount.. .
07/03/14
20140185421
Optical information reproducing apparatus and optical information reproducing method
A method of calculating a reliability effective in a decoding process of hologram. An optical information reproducing apparatus that reproduces information with the use of the holography includes an image acquisition unit that reproduces two-dimensional data from a hologram disc, an image equalization unit that makes the two-dimensional data equal to target data having a target pr characteristic, a soft output decoding unit that decodes output data of the image equalization unit on the basis of the pr characteristic, and outputs a decoded result having a reliability, and an error correction unit that conducts an error correction of the data on the basis of the decoded result..
07/03/14
20140185009
Ophthalmological apparatus, alignment method, and non-transitory recording medium
An ophthalmological apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire images of different magnifications, a decision unit configured to decide, based on at least the acquired images or capture conditions of the acquired images, a method for capturing an image of an intermediate magnification that is between the magnifications of the acquired images, and an alignment unit configured to align the acquired images.. .
07/03/14
20140184853
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program
An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire image data, a distance information acquisition unit configured to acquire distance information from a plurality of areas of the image data, a detection unit configured to detect whether the distance information changes gradually in a certain direction within an image of the image data, and a blurring processing unit configured to perform blurring processing in a direction orthogonal to the certain direction if the detection unit has detected that the distance information changes gradually in the certain direction.. .
07/03/14
20140184769
Fluorescence observation apparatus
Provided is a fluorescence observation apparatus including: a fluorescence image acquisition section and a reference image acquisition section that acquire a fluorescence image and a reference image of a subject, respectively; a division image generation section that generates a division image by dividing an image based on the fluorescence image by an image based on the reference image; a display section that displays a corrected fluorescence image based on the division image; a correction processing section that applies correction processing to at least one of the reference image and the fluorescence image and/or to the division image prior to the generation of the division image or prior to the display of the corrected fluorescence image; an observation condition determination section that determines observation conditions of the subject; and a correction condition setting section that sets parameters regarding the correction processing according to the observation conditions.. .
07/03/14
20140183374
X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a reference position acquisition part and a condition setting part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire frames of two dimensional x-ray image data corresponding to mutually different x-ray exposure directions using an imaging system.
06/26/14
20140177926
Information notification apparatus that notifies information of motion of a subject
An information notification apparatus (1) includes: an image acquisition unit (42) that acquires a plurality of moving images in which motions of subjects are captured, respectively; a first detection unit (44) that detects a specific state in the motions of the subject from respective moving images among the plurality of moving images acquired by the acquisition unit; a face detection unit (45) that detects an image corresponding to the specific state detected by the first detection unit from the respective moving images; a comparison unit (47) that compares images detected by the image detection unit; and a notification control unit (50) that notifies information based on a comparison result by the comparison unit.. .
06/26/14
20140177795
X-ray image acquisition system for differential phase contrast imaging of an examination object by way of phase stepping, and angiographic examination method
In an embodiment of an x-ray image acquisition system, an x-ray image detector includes a detector layer having a matrix composed of x total pixels structured in such a way that in a direction standing perpendicularly with respect to the grating lines of the diffraction or phase grating, the total pixels are subdivided into y subpixels which can be driven and/or read out in groups in a readout process such that, in a first phase step, n subpixels are effectively combined into groups, with m subpixels of a total pixel between the groups not being captured, and such that, in subsequent k−1 phase steps, n subpixels are in each case combined again into groups until all necessary combinations of subpixels have been captured, with the combined subpixels being shifted in the analysis direction by an increment of p subpixels in each case.. .
06/26/14
20140176777
Method for controlling electronic device and electronic device
A method for controlling an electronic device and an electronic device are provided, the method being applicable to an electronic device including a display unit, a first image acquisition unit and a second image acquisition unit, wherein the first image acquisition unit can determine a different acquisition region based upon a different focusing parameter, and the method includes: in the case where an image of a first acquisition region is acquired by the first image acquisition unit, obtaining by the second image acquisition unit a first line-of-sight focus of a first user observing a preview image displayed on the display unit; determining a first photographing focus of the first image acquisition unit based upon the first line-of-sight focus; and acquiring by the first image acquisition unit a first image of the first acquisition region based upon the first photographing focus.. .
06/26/14
20140176761
Image processing device and image processing method for executing image processing to detect object in image
An imaging command unit commands an imaging device to image an object projected with a shaded image where a predetermined shade value is set with respect to each pixel. An image acquisition unit acquires a shaded image imaged by the imaging device in accordance with a command of the imaging command unit.
06/26/14
20140176694
Imaging system
The invention provides an novel imaging system for microscopy including both continuous motion and stationary field image acquisition. More specifically, the invention provides a system that can translate a specimen relative to the field-of-view of an imager while synchronously acquiring image data.
06/26/14
20140175738
Sheet-type medium stacking and guiding device, as well as control system and method based on the same
Disclosed in the present invention is a sheet-type medium stacking and guiding device, also disclosed in the present invention are a control system and a method based on the same. The device comprises: a left limiting plate (14) and/or a right limiting plate (19), which locate at the outer end of a medium passage made up of a left and a right passage plate (301, 304); a driving mechanism (25), which is in transmission connection with the limiting plates and drives the limiting plates to move along the longitudinal direction of the medium.
06/19/14
20140171808
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.
06/19/14
20140169653
Frequency dependent combination of x-ray images of different modalities
The present invention relates to x-ray imaging technology. In phase-contrast imaging, different types of image information, e.g.
06/19/14
20140169652
Scan plan field of view adjustor, determiner, and/or quality assessor
A method includes using a pre-scan image to define a scan field of view for a region of interest of a patient to be scanned for at least one image acquisition of a series of image acquisitions of a scan plan, performing an image acquisition of the series based on a corresponding scan field of view for the image acquisition, and determining, via a processor (120), a next field of view for a next image acquisition of the series based on available image related data.. .
06/19/14
20140168502
Optical focus of an image acquisition system
A method for characterizing an optical focusing defect of an image capture instrument is based on contrast values. Said contrast values are calculated for two images of a same scene portion, captured in respective overlapping length segments of two image sensors.
06/19/14
20140168402
Continuous-scanning image acquisition in automated microscopy using reflective autofocus
Continuous-scanning image acquisition in an automated microscopy system uses an image reflected off of an object that supports a specimen being imaged to automatically focus the microscopy system.. .
06/19/14
20140168387
Imaging device and imaging method
An imaging device includes: an image acquisition unit configured to receive light fluxes passing through different regions in a single imaging optical system and acquire two images; a ghost detection unit configured to detect a ghost from the two acquired images; a first determination unit configured to determine whether the ghost is detected from any of the two acquired images; and a control unit configured to perform at least one of an automatic focus control, an automatic exposure control and an automatic white balance control based on an image for which it is not determined that the ghost is caused out of the two images in a case where the first determination unit determines that the ghost is detected from any of the two images.. .
06/19/14
20140168072
Processing method and electronic device
A processing method and an electronic device are provided. The processing method includes: acquiring a first image which contains an instruction object by the image acquisition unit, wherein the instruction object is directional; analyzing the first image and acquiring first parameter information represented by the instruction object, where the first parameter information indicates a direction of the instruction object; generating a first instruction based on the first parameter information; and executing, in response to the first instruction, an operation corresponding to the instruction object..
06/19/14
20140166855
Image acquisition apparatus and microscope system
This image acquisition apparatus is provided with an imaging device that can output acquired image signals from a plurality of output portions; a timing generator that drives the output portions of the imaging device; and a system control portion that acquires observation conditions, wherein, based on the observation conditions acquired by the system control portion, the timing generator switches between parallel outputting of the image signals from the plurality of output portions of the imaging device and single outputting of the image signal from any one of the output portions.. .
06/12/14
20140163353
Handheld device and method for volumetric real-time optoacoustic imaging of an object
In order to facilitate three-dimensional multispectral imaging in real-time, which allows not only imaging of dynamic anatomical, functional and molecular phenomena in the object but also avoids multiple motion- and limited-view-related image artifacts and thus facilitates quantitative image acquisition, in some embodiments, the detector unit comprises a two-dimensional array of a plurality of detector elements which may be arranged along a first surface.. .
06/12/14
20140160163
Display method and display device
A display device includes a first display unit, a second display unit, and a first image acquisition unit, a second image acquisition unit, an image processing unit, and an image output unit. A display method includes acquiring a first image and a second image by first image acquisition unit and second image acquisition unit respectively, both of the first image and the second image include the target image; determining a display information in accordance with the target image; determining a first display position in the first image and a second display position in the second image in accordance with the target image; displaying the first display image corresponding to the display information at the first display position and the second display image corresponding to the display information at the second display position..
06/12/14
20140160082
Apparatus and method for providing tactile sensation for virtual image
An apparatus and a method for providing a tactile sensation for a virtual image are disclosed. The disclosed apparatus includes: a display unit for displaying an image including a virtual image; an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of a user body; a determiner unit for determining whether or not a user attempts an interaction with the virtual image by using an image acquired by the image acquisition unit; a content analyzer unit for acquiring a time at which a virtual image is shown and position information of the shown virtual image from a displayed content; a tactile-sensation provider unit for providing a tactile sensation to a preset body part of the user based on a determination result of the determiner unit; and a tactile-sensation provision controller for adjusting an ejector nozzle of the tactile-sensation provider unit based on a virtual image showing time and position acquired by the content analyzer unit.
06/12/14
20140158862
Micro-image acquisition and transmission system
A micro-image acquisition and transmission system is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the system is comprised of an image acquisition chip comprising an electronic imager, control electronics and a micro powered rotary stage comprising a transceiver array that acts as a hub to optically link a group of distributed image acquisition chips.
06/05/14
20140153796
Medical imaging system and method for acquiring image using a remotely accessible medical imaging device infrastructure
A medical imaging system capable of acquiring image using a remotely accessible medical imaging device infrastructure. The medical imaging system includes an imaging client communicably coupled to an image acquisition unit.
06/05/14
20140153780
Face searching and detection in a digital image acquisition device
A method of detecting a face in an image includes performing face detection within a first window of the image at a first location. A confidence level is obtained from the face detection indicating a probability of the image including a face at or in the vicinity of the first location.
06/05/14
20140153358
Medical imaging system and method for providing imaging assitance
A medical imaging system capable of providing assistance to a user for acquiring medical images. The medical imaging system includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a live medical image of an object in a scanning plane.


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