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Mobile 3d wireless ultrasound image acquisition device and ultrasound imaging system

Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Mobile 3d wireless ultrasound image acquisition device and ultrasound imaging system

Image inspection device, image inspection system, and recording medium storing image inspection program

Ricoh

Image inspection device, image inspection system, and recording medium storing image inspection program


Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
08/27/15
20150244928 
 Camera control method, and camera control device for same patent thumbnailnew patent Camera control method, and camera control device for same
A camera control apparatus includes a database to store camera installation information of the cameras including a main camera and one or more sub-cameras; an image acquisition unit to acquire at least one image from the cameras; and a camera controller to convert image center coordinates of the image acquired by the main camera to three-dimensional coordinates on a three-dimensional reference coordinate system, by using the camera installation information, select at least one new main camera from among the one or more sub-cameras that include the three-dimensional coordinates as field-of-view information, and calculate a control value of the newly selected main camera for controlling the newly selected main camera to gaze the three-dimensional coordinates.. .
Sk Telecom Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150244925 
 Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and computer readable medium patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and computer readable medium
The image acquisition section acquires a first image and a second image output from an image pick-up device. A parallax computation section computes parallax indicating the amount of displacement between each of the pixels in the first image and corresponding pixels in the second image acquired by the image acquisition section.
Fujifilm Corporation


08/27/15
20150243010 
 Image inspection device, image inspection system, and recording medium storing image inspection program patent thumbnailnew patent Image inspection device, image inspection system, and recording medium storing image inspection program
An image inspection device, an image inspection system, and a recording medium storing an image inspection program are provided. Each of the image inspection device and the inspection program includes generating a plurality of inspection images for inspecting a read image obtained by reading an output image formed and output by an image forming apparatus, and determining whether the read image is defective based on a difference image indicating a difference between the read image and at least one of the plurality of generated inspection images.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


08/27/15
20150238978 
 Specimen container detection patent thumbnailnew patent Specimen container detection
A system is disclosed. The system includes at least one image acquisition device configured to obtain one or more images of sample containers in a sample container holder.
Beckman Coulter, Inc.


08/27/15
20150238168 
 Mobile 3d wireless ultrasound image acquisition device and ultrasound imaging system patent thumbnailnew patent Mobile 3d wireless ultrasound image acquisition device and ultrasound imaging system
The present invention relates to a three-dimensional ultrasound imaging system (10) comprising an ultrasound image acquisition device (46) and a mobile console (18), which are both connected in a wireless manner. In particular, the ultrasound acquisition device has a battery powered probe (14) having a probe housing (20), and the transducer array (32) and an image acquisition hardware assembly (37) comprising at least a beam former (34) and a signal processor (36) are located within the probe housing (16).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/20/15
20150237252 
 Portable digital video camera configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing patent thumbnailPortable digital video camera configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing
A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera.
Contour, Llc


08/20/15
20150235800 
 High-speed multiframe dynamic transmission electron microscope image acquisition system with arbitrary timing patent thumbnailHigh-speed multiframe dynamic transmission electron microscope image acquisition system with arbitrary timing
An electron microscope is disclosed which has a laser-driven photocathode and an arbitrary waveform generator (awg) laser system (“laser”). The laser produces a train of temporally-shaped laser pulses of a predefined pulse duration and waveform, and directs the laser pulses to the laser-driven photocathode to produce a train of electron pulses.
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


08/20/15
20150235378 
 Apparatus and  estimating camera pose patent thumbnailApparatus and estimating camera pose
An apparatus for estimating a camera pose includes an image acquisition unit to acquire a photographed image, a motion sensor to acquire motion information of the apparatus for estimating the camera pose, a static area detector to detect a static area of the photographed image based on the photographed image and the motion information, and a pose estimator to estimate a camera pose based on the detected static area.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/20/15
20150235078 
 Information processing method, system and electronic device patent thumbnailInformation processing method, system and electronic device
An information processing method, system and an electronic device are provided according to the embodiments of the disclosure, and applied to an electronic device having at least a first panel, with a first surface of the first panel being provided with a display unit and at least one image acquisition apparatus, where the at least one image acquisition apparatus is positioned below the display unit in the case that the first panel stands on a plane. After an image for a to-be-recognized object and the plane is acquired by the image acquisition apparatus, whether the object contacts the plane is determined based on the acquired image, and information about position change on the object is detected in the case that it is determined that the object contacts the plane..
Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd


08/20/15
20150230701 
 Image processing apparatus and image processing method patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus includes: a planar image acquisition unit configured to acquire a planar image showing a polarization state of a subject, a tomographic image acquisition unit configured to acquire a three-dimensional tomographic image including a plurality of two-dimensional tomographic image of the subject, a display control unit configured to display, on the display unit, an index indicating a position of a tomographic image to be displayed on the display unit among a plurality of two-dimensional tomographic images, by superimposing it on a planar image showing the polarization state, and an instruction unit configured to give an instruction to change a position of the index on a planar image showing the polarization state.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/13/15
20150229910 

Method and stereoscopic imaging


A device is disclosed that utilizes color or polarization to generate two separate images of the same object taken from the two perspectives that correspond to the left and right eyes of an observer. The two separate images are captured through a single camera objective (e.g., a single shutter camera), resulting in a single image with 3d information encoded in the color or polarization.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


08/13/15
20150229835 

Image processing system, image processing method, and program


Provided are an image processing system, an image processing method, and a program capable of improving the user-friendliness upon implementing the operation input for controlling the imaging device. Provided are an image acquisition unit for receiving an image captured by a video camera, a display control unit for displaying the image on a display device, an input control unit for receiving an operation input for changing at least one of an image-capture direction and magnification of the video camera, and a camera control unit for changing at least one of the image-capture direction and magnification of the video camera according to the operation input.
Nec Corporation


08/13/15
20150228057 

Method and generating disparity map


There is provided an apparatus for generating a disparity map. According to the apparatus, an image acquisition section acquires a right-camera image and a left-camera image which are picked up from mutually different viewpoints by cameras.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/13/15
20150227806 

Object information extraction apparatus, object information extraction program, and object information extraction method


An object information extraction apparatus (2000) includes an image acquisition unit (2020), a frequency determination unit (2040), and an information extraction unit (2060). The image acquisition unit (2020) acquires a plurality of images corresponding to a predetermined unit time of a video.
Nec Corporation


08/13/15
20150223773 

Method and image fusion based planning of c-arm angulation for structural heart disease


A method and system for determining an angulation of a c-arm image acquisition system for a cardiac intervention is disclosed. A 3d ultrasound image including a cardiac region is received.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


08/06/15
20150222873 

Dynamic stereo and holographic image display


A dynamic stereo and holographic image display includes: an image acquisition lattice, an encoder, a display panel, and a light shielding matrix. The image acquisition lattice acquires an image at each acquisition point.

08/06/15
20150222814 

Image acquisition method and apparatus


This application provides an image acquisition method and apparatus, where the method includes: receiving an input gesture performed on an image captured by a camera; determining a filter parameter according to a current filter type and the gesture; performing a filter operation corresponding to the filter type on the image according to the filter parameter; and displaying, in real time, the image processed through the filter operation.. .
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited


08/06/15
20150222813 

Camera parameter calculation device, navigation system and camera parameter calculation method


A device for calculating one or more camera parameters of a camera for converting a scenery image captured by the camera of a scenery including a road into an image for navigation, the one or more camera parameters representing a height of a mount position of the camera and a direction of the camera includes: a location information acquisition unit that acquires location information; a road width information acquisition unit that acquires road data corresponding to the current location based on the location information and acquires road width information at the current location from the road data; a scenery image acquisition unit that acquires the scenery image from the camera; and a camera parameter calibration unit that performs calibration calculation of the camera parameters based on the scenery image and the road width information.. .
Clarion Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150221471 

Charged particle beam apparatus and image forming method


In observation of a sample having a structure in its depth direction, a charged particle beam apparatus that can form an sem image reflecting a sample shape at a desired depth by a single image acquisition while avoiding enlargement of the apparatus is provided. The apparatus has: an irradiation optical system for irradiating and scanning a charged particle beam generated from a charged particle source on the sample; a detection optical system having a detector that detects charged particles generated from the sample by the irradiation of the charged particle beam, and converts them into an electric signal at a predetermined sampling period; and an image processing unit for forming an image based on the electric signal from the detector, in which the image processing unit detects a peak of wave height values for each pixel from the electric signal at each sampling time, and forms the image based on the peak of the detected wave height values..
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


08/06/15
20150220793 

Image processing device


An image processing device includes: an image acquisition unit that obtains a photographic image of an area outside of a vehicle captured and output by a camera; a sun decision unit that calculates a sun position which indicates, at least, a solar elevation and makes a decision as to whether or not the solar elevation is equal to or lower than a predetermined elevation; an opacity detection unit that detects clouding of a lens surface of the camera; a vehicle detection unit that detects another vehicle, different from the vehicle, based upon image information of a first image area in the photographic image; and a control unit that suspends detection of the other vehicle by the vehicle detection unit if the opacity detection unit detects opacity in, at least, the first image area and the sun decision unit decides that the solar elevation is equal to or lower than the predetermined elevation.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150219632 

Method and systematic single cell tracking of distinctive cellular events


A method and apparatus for quantitative identification of distinctive cellular events occurring in a cell population using a non-fluorescence approach. The apparatus and method comprises an image acquisition unit having a differential interference contrast microscope with a camera, a light source, an environmental chamber allowing carrying out cell culture of at least one cell in a cell population; the image acquisition unit acquiring images of the cell population, at predetermined time points; a cell tracker for individually tracking the at least one cell of the cell population in the images; a distinctive cellular event detector for detecting an occurrence of a distinctive cellular event; a report generator; wherein the distinctive cellular event is selected from the group consisting of: tripolar, tetrapolar, quadpolar cell division, cell fusion, cell death, impaired cell division, cell shape alteration, nuclear shape alteration, inner cellular material accumulation, cell enlargement, engulfing, hyper-mobilization, hypo-mobilization and prolonged doubling time..

08/06/15
20150216489 

Emergency activation of a medical x-ray imaging system


The present invention relates to emergency activation of a medical x-ray imaging system. In order to provide a facilitated way of visualizing a lost item inside a patient, a medical x-ray imaging system (10) is provided that comprises an x-ray image acquisition device (12) with an x-ray source (14) and an x-ray detector (16), a control device (18), an emergency activation interface device (22), and a display device (24).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/06/15
20150216403 

Cystoscopy system including a catheter endoscope and use


A system including catheter endoscope for deployment in the bladder of a patient to provide a visual display of the bladder's mucosal surface is disclosed. The catheter endoscope is an elongated member having an image acquisition component and an expandable positioning component.
Verathon Inc.


08/06/15
20150216392 

Observation apparatus, observation supporting device, observation supporting method and recording medium


A relative position information acquiring section acquires relative position information, in relation to an insertion subject, of a portion of an inserting section which becomes a position detection object. An image acquisition position calculating section calculates an image acquisition position that is at least one of an image acquisition region, a part of the image acquisition region and a point in the image acquisition region, by use of the relative position and shape information of the insertion subject.
Olympus Corporation


07/30/15
20150214690 

Q-switched oscillator seed-source for mopa laser illuminator apparatus and method


An apparatus, method and system that uses a q-switched laser or a q-seed source for a seed pulse signal having a controlled high-dynamic-range amplitude that avoids and/or compensates for pulse steepening in high-gain optical-fiber and/or optical-rod amplification of optical pulses. Optionally, the optical output is used for lidar or illumination purposes (e.g., for image acquisition).
Lockheed Martin Corporation


07/30/15
20150213649 

Three-dimensional environment sharing system and three-dimensional environment sharing method


A first image processing device includes a first image acquisition unit that acquires a first captured image from a first imaging unit, a detection unit that detects a known common real object from the first captured image, a setting unit that sets a three-dimensional coordinate space on the basis of the common real object, and a transmission unit that transmits three-dimensional position information of the three-dimensional coordinate space to a second image processing device, and a second image processing device includes an acquisition unit that acquires a second captured image from a second imaging unit, a detection unit that detects the known common real object from the second captured image, a setting unit that sets the same three-dimensional coordinate space as the three-dimensional coordinate space set by the first image processing device on the basis of the common real object, a reception unit that receives the three-dimensional position information from the first image processing device, and a processing unit that processes virtual three-dimensional object data to be synthesized with the second captured image by using the three-dimensional position information.. .
Nec Solutions Innovators, Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213599 

Automated histological diagnosis of bacterial infection using image analysis


The invention relates to an automated decision support system, method, and apparatus for analysis and detection of bacteria in histological sections from tissue biopsies in general, and more specifically, of helicobacter pylori (hp) in histological sections from gastric biopsies. The method includes image acquisition apparatus, data processing and support system conclusions, methods of transferring and storing the slide data, and pathologist diagnosis by reviewing and approving the images classified as containing bacteria, and more specifically hp findings..
Pangea Diagnostics Ltd.


07/30/15
20150213587 

Inspection apparatus and inspection method


An inspection apparatus includes an optical image acquisition unit to acquire an optical image of a photomask on which a plurality of figure patterns are formed, a first measurement unit to measure a first positional deviation amount in the horizontal direction at each position on the photomask accompanying deflection of the surface of the photomask generated by supporting the photomask using a support method which is used for acquiring the optical image, a second measurement unit to measure a second positional deviation amount of each of the plurality of figure patterns, by using the optical image, and a difference map generation unit to generate a difference map in which a difference value obtained by subtracting the first positional deviation amount from the second positional deviation amount is used as a map value, with respect to a region on the surface of the photomask.. .
Nuflare Technology, Inc.


07/30/15
20150212178 

Method and magnetic resonance imaging


In a method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging, an inverse recovery pulse is emitted and execution of an image acquisition sequence wherein, magnetic resonance image data are received is begun after a delayed recovery time of the inverse recovery pulse. A magnetic resonance image is reconstructed from the acquired magnetic resonance image data.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


07/30/15
20150209116 

Module for mirroring in data in a visualization apparatus


A module for a visualization apparatus includes an imaging optic accommodated in a base body for generating a viewing image of an object region with an optical viewing beam path. The module includes a display unit for visualizing an image superimposed on the viewed image of the object region with orientation information.
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag


07/30/15
20150209002 

Method and ultrasound image acquisition


Method for ultrasound image acquisition includes defining a fixed frame of reference, with an origin of coordinates within a transmitter of a tracking system; detecting position and orientation of a probe relative to the frame of reference with a probe sensor of the tracking system coupled to the probe; detecting position and orientation of a body relative to the frame of reference with a reference sensor of the tracking system coupled to the body; calculating position and orientation of the probe with respect to the body; acquiring a set of 2d images constituting a 3d by transmitting an ultrasonic beam into the body and receiving echographic signals with the probe; iterating for a predetermined number of 3d image acquisitions; generating a panoramic 3d image by combining the 2d images based on information of position and orientation of the probe relative to the body for each 2d image acquisition.. .
Esaote Spa


07/23/15
20150208060 

Apparatus and inputting and outputting stereo light field supporting generation of eye's moved point of sight


Provided are an apparatus and method for inputting and outputting a stereo light field supporting generation of an eye's moved point of sight. The apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire light field data of an object and transmit the acquired light field data, and an image output unit configured to receive the light field data transmitted by the image acquisition unit, generate images according to the points of sight of a viewer's both eyes using the received light field data, and output the generated images..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


07/23/15
20150207972 

Image acquisition apparatus


The image acquisition apparatus includes an imaging optical system configured to form an image of an object, multiple image sensors each configured to capture an image of the object through the imaging optical system, multiple variable angle prisms disposed between the imaging optical system and the image sensors, and the variable angle prisms each being paired with one of the image sensors. A controller is configured to control each variable angle prism to correct defocus of the imaging optical system on the image sensor paired with that variable angle prism..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150206018 

System and recognizing speed limit sign using front camera


Disclosed herein are a speed limit sign recognition system and method using a front camera which can track a traffic sign continuously appearing in images which are obtained by a photographing speed limit sign located in front of a driver using a camera mounted on the front of the vehicle, recognize an internal numeral of the traffic sign, and inform the driver of an actual limit speed through the recognized numeral, including: an image acquisition unit for acquiring a front image using a front camera; a traffic sign detector for detecting a traffic sign from the acquired front image; a recognition unit for recognizing an internal numeral in the detected traffic sign; a tracking unit for tracking a traffic sign continuously appearing in the front image, and eliminating a temporarily misrecognized object; and a decision unit for determining a result of speed limit recognition on the recognized traffic sign.. .

07/23/15
20150203304 

Vision-assisted robotized depalletizer


A vision-assisted robotized depalletizer receives at a pallet station a pallet loaded with products and outputs on a conveyor unitized products aligned in a desired orientation. Such depalletizers include a vision system having one or more image acquisition sensors that are positioned relative to the pallet station so as to have a field of view covering a top portion of the pallet.
Axium Inc.


07/16/15
20150201133 

System and acquiring virtual and augmented reality scenes by a user


A preferred method of acquiring virtual or augmented reality (var) scenes can include at a plurality of locations of interest, providing one or more users with a predetermined pattern for image acquisition with an image capture device and for each of the one or more users, in response to a user input, acquiring at least one image at the location of interest. The method of the preferred embodiment can also include for each of the one or more users, in response to the acquisition of at least one image, providing the user with feedback to ensure a complete acquisition of the virtual or augmented reality scene; and receiving at a remote database, from each of the one or more users, one or more var scenes.
Dropbox, Inc.


07/16/15
20150199478 

Systems and methods for identifying medical image acquisition parameters


Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying image acquisition parameters. One method includes receiving a patient data set including one or more reconstructions, one or more preliminary scans or patient information, and one or more acquisition parameters; computing one or more patient characteristics based on one or both of one or more preliminary scans and the patient information; computing one or more image characteristics associated with the one or more reconstructions; grouping the patient data set with one or more other patient data sets using the one or more patient characteristics; and identifying one or more image acquisition parameters suitable for the patient data set using the one or more image characteristics, the grouping of the patient data set with one or more other patient data sets, or a combination thereof..
Heartflow, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198822 

Method for measuring the geometric morphometric parameteres of a person wearing glasses


The invention relates to a method for measuring the geometric morphometric parameters of a person wearing glasses (21), said method implementing an independent computing device (1, 10) comprising a screen, a target (8, 18), a compact image acquisition system (7, 17) which is provided with a means of determining the inclination thereof, said system (7, 17) being connected to said screen, and a computer for controlling the image acquisition system (7, 17) and processing the images obtained. The main feature of a measuring method according to the invention is that it comprises a step in which the person observes the target (8, 18) placed in a position known to the image acquisition system (7, 17), by rolling his or her head in an upward direction while keeping his or her eyes fixed on the target (8, 18)..
Essilor International (compagnie Generale D'optique)


07/16/15
20150198730 

Seismic image acquisition using ghost compensation in kirchhoff migration


Methods and systems for ghost compensation of seismic data in conjunction with kirchhoff migration are described. Input traces are deghosted by applying a deghost operator thereto across a range of ray parameters, which ray parameters are associated with the kirchhoff migration.
Cgg Services Sa


07/09/15
20150195449 

Device and measuring distances to multiple subjects


A device for measuring distances to multiple subjects includes an imaging optical system, a pupil orientation sensor having multiple pixels including photoelectric conversion elements arranged two-dimensionally, the pupil orientation sensor selectively receiving a light flux passed through any of the multiple regions, an image acquisition device configured to simultaneously acquire each of multiple images corresponding to the multiple regions from the pupil orientation sensor, a focusing control device configured to independently drive the physically-separated multiple lenses of the imaging optical system on the basis of the multiple images acquired by the image acquisition device to control the lenses to be focused on multiple subjects each having a different focusing distance, and a first calculation device configured to calculate each of the focusing distances to the multiple subjects respectively subjected to focusing control by the focusing control device.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


07/09/15
20150194025 

Information processing apparatus, store recognizing object


In accordance with one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises an image acquisition module, a detection module, a determination module and a display control module. The image acquisition module acquires an image captured by an image capturing section which photographs an object held to the image capturing section.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


07/09/15
20150193940 

Image synthesis device, image synthesis system, image synthesis method and program


An image synthesis device includes a real image acquisition unit configured to acquire a real image, a post-substitution object image acquisition unit configured to acquire a post-substitution object image that is substituted for a pre-substitution object image included in the real image and synthesized with the real image, a masking object image region detection unit configured to detect a region of a masking object image that masks the pre-substitution object image in the real image, a masked portion cut-out unit configured to cut out a portion corresponding to the region of the masking object image from the post-substitution object image, and a synthesis execution unit configured to perform the synthesis of the post-substitution object image which the portion corresponding to the region of the masking object image has been cut out from the real image.. .
National University Corporation Yokohama National University


07/09/15
20150190204 

C-arm trajectory planning for optimal image acquisition in endoscopic surgery


An image acquisition system includes a first imaging modality device (102) configured to acquire images from a subject from a position. A second imaging modality device (124) is configured to acquire images of the subject from a plurality of poses selected based upon the position of the first imaging modality device and in accordance with criteria to provide a best pose or poses.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/09/15
20150190102 

Method and adjusting technical exposure factors during radiographic acquisition


A method and apparatus for acquiring a radiographic image of a patient includes using an x-ray source and at least a x-ray detector supported in opposed positions, the area under investigation being positioned between the x-ray source and detector in the propagation bundle of the radiation emitted by the x-ray source, the x-ray source and detector being movable along a pre-set trajectory due to at least two movements. The x-ray dose administered to a patient can be adjusted automatically, dispensing the minimum dose necessary to achieve a radiographic image of good quality.
Cefla SocietÁ Cooperativa


07/02/15
20150187306 

System and poor display repair for liquid crystal display panel


The present disclosure provides a system and method for repairing poor display in a liquid crystal display panel. The system comprises: an image acquisition device for acquiring image data of the liquid crystal display panel containing poor display areas; a lossless compression module for calculating difference values between the acquired image data to perform lossless compression; a storage for storing data after the lossless compression; and a mura repair module for decompressing the data in the storage, and repairing mura of the decompressed original image data to generate information feed to the liquid crystal display panel.
Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150186862 

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, unregistered product lookup method, and unregistered product lookup program


An information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit (104) that acquires a product image of a product which is captured by an imaging unit and is registered as a checkout target, a request transmitting unit (105) that transmits a product information request including the product image to a clerk terminal (30), and a response receiving unit (108) that receives response information including sale price information of the product which is transmitted from the clerk terminal (30) in response to the product information request.. .
Nec Corporation


07/02/15
20150186599 

Integrated orthopedic examination and image management system


Phoenix ortho, llc ahs created a wholly unique, integrated orthopedic examination, image acquisition storage, retrieval, and management and documentation solution. This solution creates workflow enhancements, patient record security, and image access, availability and provider efficiencies not previously available..

07/02/15
20150185165 

Radiation image acquisition system


A radiation image acquisition system of an aspect of the present invention includes a radiation source emitting radiation toward an object, a holding unit holding the object, a wavelength conversion member generating scintillation light in response to incidence of the radiation emitted from the radiation source and transmitted through the object, a first imaging means condensing and imaging scintillation light emitted from an incidence surface of the radiation of the wavelength conversion member, a second imaging means condensing and imaging scintillation light emitted from a surface opposite to the incidence surface of the wavelength conversion member, a holding unit position adjusting means adjusting the position of the holding unit between the radiation source and the wavelength conversion member, and an imaging position adjusting means adjusting the position of the first imaging means.. .
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


07/02/15
20150183371 

Image generating apparatus, image displaying system, parameter acquiring apparatus, image generating method and parameter acquiring method


There is provided an image generation apparatus used for a vehicle having side mirrors. An image acquisition unit is configured to acquire a plurality of captured images obtained by a plurality of cameras including side cameras provided in the side mirrors.
Fujitsu Ten Limited


06/25/15
20150181112 

Preprocessing recognizing user


A preprocessing apparatus of recognizing a user. The preprocessing apparatus may include an image acquisition controller to compare a received filmed image and a pre-registered background image, and update the pre-registered background image based on whether light is changed; a modified census transform (mct) transformer to transform the pre-registered background image or the updated background image through an mct method to generate an mct background image, and transform the received filmed image through the mct method to generate an mct filmed image; and a difference image processor to differentiate the mct filmed image and the mct background image to generate a difference image..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


06/25/15
20150178916 

Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, phantom, and medical image processing method


According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition part and a data processing part. The image acquisition part is configured to obtain x-ray image data of an object including not less than three phantoms whose x-ray absorption factors are different from each other.
Fujita Health University


06/25/15
20150178640 

Automated vehicle parking management system


An automated vehicle parking management system, including at least one image acquisition means configured to acquire a series of images over time of at least one parking bay having a designated parking rule; at least one sensor configured to detect presence of a vehicle parked in said at least one parking bay; a sensor module configured to derive arrival and departure triggers for the vehicle parked in the at least one parking bay from information from the at least one sensor indicative of the presence of said vehicle parked in said at least one parking bay; an image acquisition module configured to acquire a buffer of said images of the at least one parking bay upon receipt of said arrival trigger and/or said departure trigger from the sensor module for the vehicle parked in the at least one parking bay, whereby the buffer extends for an allocated series of said images acquired immediately before the arrival trigger and/or the departure trigger to a further allocated series of said images acquired immediately after the arrival trigger and/or the departure trigger, respectively; and a citation module configured to determine whether the vehicle parked in said at least one parking bay contravenes the designated parking rule based on the arrival and the departure triggers received from the sensor module, whereby a parking infringement notice can be issued to a registered owner of the vehicle based on a registration plate of the vehicle recognised from the buffer if the vehicle has been determined as contravening the designated parking rule.. .

06/25/15
20150178539 

Image module including mounting and decoder for mobile devices


This invention provides a module for a handheld device. The module includes an imager with optics and image acquisition/processing processors that provide high speed acquisition and handling of acquired image data—such as ids.
Cognex Corporation


06/25/15
20150178538 

Image module including mounting and decoder for mobile devices


This invention provides a module for a handheld device. The module includes an imager with optics and image acquisition/processing processors that provide high speed acquisition and handling of acquired image data—such as ids.
Cognex Corporation


06/18/15
20150172582 

Vehicle surroundings monitoring device


A vehicle surroundings monitoring device includes: a captured image acquisition unit that acquires an image of surroundings of a vehicle by an image capturing unit mounted on the vehicle; an attachment detection unit that decides a state in which foreign matter adheres to a lens of the image capturing unit; a state decision unit that decides that the lens is in a lens state in which performance of image recognition is reduced in case that the attachment detection unit decides that the foreign matter adheres to the lens; a lens state recording unit that records the lens state in a recording unit upon termination of a system; and a lens state read-out unit that reads out the lens state recorded in the recording unit upon start of the system.. .
Clarion Co., Ltd.


06/18/15
20150172556 

Solid state imaging device and image acquisition method


A solid state imaging device includes: solid state imaging elements having a first electrode, a ferroelectric layer, and a transparent second electrode laminated together, and a pn junction between the ferroelectric layer and the first or second electrode; a controller acquiring brightness information of an imaging target, and determining whether each solid state imaging element is set to operate in a high or low sensitivity mode based on the brightness information; and a circuit applying a voltage to the solid state imaging element based on the determination, and setting the solid state imaging element to operate in the high or low sensitivity mode, in which a photovoltaic current from the solid state imaging element which is set to operate in the high or low sensitivity mode is detected, and an image is acquired based on the detection result.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/18/15
20150170351 

Image evaluation device and image evaluation program


An image evaluation device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an input image to be evaluated, a noise image generation section that generates a noise image that emphasizes noise included in the input image and having a particular spatial frequency that correlates with human perception, a statistic value acquisition section that acquires a predetermined type statistic value from the noise image, and a noise amount specification section that specifies an amount of noise in the input image on the basis of the statistic value.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation


06/18/15
20150169941 

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.
Fotonation Limited


06/18/15
20150164334 

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.


06/11/15
20150161953 

Image acquisition and display system and method using information derived from an area of interest in a video image implementing system synchronized brightness control and use of metadata


Method and apparatus for preparing and displaying images uses image characteristics of an area of interest of images to optimize or otherwise determine image characteristics of the entire image to be displayed. The area of interest information may be used in computing a system synchronized backlight control (“ssbc”) profile tor the area of interest, and the ssbc profile may be used to adjust the image signal to provide an image in which the image characteristics, e.g..
Fergason Patent Properties Llc


06/11/15
20150161455 

Intersection recognition device and road type recognition device


An intersection recognition device installed in a vehicle includes an image acquisition unit that acquires images around the moving vehicle. The device includes an extraction unit that extracts, from the images acquired by the image acquisition unit, a type and a position of at least one traffic marking existing around the vehicle.
Denso Corporation


06/11/15
20150160481 

Optical device having multiple quantum well structure lattice-matched to gaas substrate, and depth image acquisition apparatus and 3d image acquisition apparatus including the optical device


An optical device includes a gallium arsenide (gaas) substrate, and a multiple quantum well structure formed on the gaas substrate and having a quantum well layer and a quantum barrier layer. In the optical device, the quantum well layer is formed of a first semiconductor material that has a bandgap energy which is lower than that of the gaas substrate and receives a compressive strain from the gaas substrate, and the quantum barrier layer is formed of a second semiconductor material that has a bandgap energy which is higher than that of the gaas substrate and receives a tensile strain from the gaas substrate..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/11/15
20150160449 

Image acquisition device and image acquisition method


There is provided an image acquisition device including a light source configured to emit laser light and to be capable of controlling a wavelength of the laser light, a measurement unit configured to scan a sample using the laser light and to measure an intensity of measurement target light from the sample by receiving the laser light, and a control unit configured to generate an image of the sample based on intensity distribution of the measured measurement target light. The control unit controls a wavelength of the laser light based on the intensity distribution of the measured measurement target light..
Sony Corporation


06/11/15
20150160319 

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and control method thereof


An mri apparatus includes: a receive coil assembly including channels, and configured to receive an mr signal from an object; a data generator configured to generate undersampled image data on a k-space based on the mr signal; and a reconstructed image generator configured to generate a first reconstructed image from the undersampled image data using a parallel imaging method, and a second reconstructed image from the undersampled image data using compressed sensing. According to the mri apparatus, since image reconstruction is performed using random undersampled image data, a parallel imaging method, and compressed sensing, it is possible to increase a speed of image acquisition and, at the same time, to improve the quality of images..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/11/15
20150160260 

Touch-screen based scanning probe microscopy (spm)


A scanning probe microscopy (spm) system includes a sample stage and one or more sample motion stages for actuating the sample stage, a spm probe and one or more probe motion stages for actuating the spm probe and for performing an spm scan of a sample on the sample stage, and a system controller. The system controller includes an image acquisition module to collect from an image acquisition device one or more images of the sample carried by the sample stage, a touch-screen control module to display the one or more images of the sample together with one or more tools on a touch-screen and to generate one or more control actions depending on the detection of a gesture of a user touching the touchscreen, and a control module to receive one or more control actions generated by the touch-screen control module and to control the spm system according to the received control actions..

06/11/15
20150157195 

Medical system


By providing an in-vitro apparatus arranged outside a body of an examinee with a judgment section which judges whether a capsule endoscope is in a predetermined digestive tract or not by analysis of an image transmitted from the capsule endoscope and a signal control section which performs output control of a control signal for causing an image acquisition section (an illumination section and an image pickup section) and a wireless transmission section of the capsule endoscope to continuously operate or intermittently operate, according to a judgment result of the judgment section, exhaustion of the power source section of the capsule endoscope is suppressed and a desired image is obtained, without imposing a burden on an observer.. .
Olympus Corporation


06/04/15
20150156479 

Wavelength separation device and 3-dimensional image acquisition apparatus including the same


Provided are a wavelength separation device and a 3-dimensional (3d) image acquisition apparatus including the same. The wavelength separation device includes a first prism having an inclined surface and a second prism bonded to a first region of the inclined surface of the first prism.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/04/15
20150154471 

Image processing device and method, and computer readable medium


An image processing device and a method performed by a computer, the image processing device comprising: a processing unit configured to operate as an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a similarity map generator configured to calculate, with a region constructed with one or a plurality of pixels in the image as a constituent unit, a first similarity map based on a first algorithm, the first similarity map representing a degree of similarity between the region and a marginal region of the image, and calculate a second similarity map based on a second algorithm, the second similarity map representing a degree of similarity between the region and the marginal region of the image; and a saliency map generator configured to integrate the first similarity map and the second similarity map to generate a saliency map.. .
Omron Corporation


06/04/15
20150153559 

Image processing apparatus, imaging system, and image processing system


An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire layer images obtained by imaging different positions of an object by using a microscope; an image generation unit for generating a plurality of observation images from the layer images. The image generation unit generates the observation images by performing combine processing for focus-stacking two or more layer images selected from among the layer images to generate a single observation image, for plural times..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


06/04/15
20150150458 

Imaging interfaces for full finger and full hand optical tomography


Joint imaging devices methods and systems provide multiple sources and detectors around small accessible joints, such as fingers, to permit optical tomographic image acquisition and diagnosis of medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. In embodiments, transducers permit convenient arrangement of sources and detectors and the rapid acquisition of anatomical surface geometry..
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York


05/28/15
20150148678 

Ultrasonic diagnosis device and ultrasonic image acquisition method


Provided is a technique that implements harmonic imaging in an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, being unaffected by the voltage-dependent distortion and nonlinear characteristics of the transmit system in the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus that incorporates the transmit amplifier, the ultrasound probe, and the like, facilitating adjustment of the transmit voltage, and achieving a frame rate substantially equivalent to that of the conventional pi method. In the amplitude modulation method that synthesizes the transmit acoustic fields, thereby eliminating a basic wave component of an acoustic wave and creating an image from nonlinear component echoes being extracted, one transmit and receive out of plural transmits and receptions to obtain one scanning line also serves as the transmit and receive for obtaining other scanning line.
Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.


05/28/15
20150148670 

Methods and systems for dynamically modifying acquisition parameter during image acquisition


Systems and methods for automatically and dynamically modifying an image acquisition parameter for use in tomosynthesis breast imaging. A selected image acquisition parameter is modified in response to a measured characteristic of an imaged object such as a breast, and thus tailored to provide the highest quality image for the particular object.
Hologic, Inc.


05/28/15
20150146969 

Method for detecting a structure to be applied to a substrate with a plurality of optical image acquisition units and an apparatus therefor


A method and an apparatus are disclosed for detecting a structure to be applied to a substrate, such as an adhesive bead or a sealant track, with one or more optical acquisition apparatuses. The images from the optical acquisition apparatuses are combined to form a plan view such that a representation of the optical acquisition devices is output in a common image.
Quiss Qualitats-inspektionssysteme Und Service Ag


05/28/15
20150146843 

Live 3d x-ray viewing


System for live 3d x-ray viewing comprising an x-ray source, an x-ray detector, a processing unit, a monitor and means for detecting viewer's eyes, wherein the x- ray source and the x-ray detector are arranged at a movable c-arm. The x-ray source comprises two focal spots, wherein a separation of the two focal spots is adjustable so that the image acquisition angle between the two focal spots matches the viewing angle between the two eyes..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


05/28/15
20150145983 

Image acquisition device, image acquisition method, and computer-readable storage medium


An image acquisition device acquires an image of a subject by capturing images of plural regions of the subject. The image acquisition device includes an image capturing device including an image formation optical unit and an image capturing unit, a temperature measurement unit that measures a temperature of the image capturing device, a selection unit that selects the temperature or an evaluation function by referring to an image of a first region from among the plural regions, the temperature or the evaluation function being selected as reference information for a second region adjacent to the first region, an information acquisition unit that acquires the temperature or the evaluation function, and a control unit that adjusts relative positions of a surface conjugated with a light reception surface of the image capturing unit and the subject, and causes the image capturing unit to capture an image of the second region..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


05/28/15
20150145963 

Stereo camera


In order to provide a small, stereo camera with stable errors of distance measurement, there are provided: an image acquisition unit that acquires plural images imaged by plural imaging units; a first region processing unit that divides each of the plural images acquired by the image acquisition unit into first regions composed of predetermined plural pixels, and measures a distance for each of the divided first regions to generate a first distance image; a target object extraction unit that extracts a target object from the distance image or the image, and extracts a second region composed of the plural first regions including the extracted target object; an error factor identification unit that extracts a predetermined representative value from the inside of the second region, compares the brightness value of an arbitrary pixel in the second region with that in a correspondence region up to the position moved from the arbitrary pixel by a disparity represented by the representative value, and determines an error factor on the basis of the comparison result; and a second region processing unit that determines a weight value on the basis of the error factor, and measures a distance for each second region using the weight value to generate a second distance image.. .
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


05/21/15
20150139494 

Slow change detection system


A slow change detection system includes: an image acquisition unit adapted to acquire a photographed image including consecutive images of a monitored object; a reference image acquisition unit adapted to acquire a reference image corresponding to the photographed image of the monitored object; a reference image area extraction unit adapted to extract, from the reference image, a reference image area that is an area corresponding to a photographed area of the photographed image; a change detection unit adapted to acquire a change area that is an area of the photographed image which is different from the reference image area and acquire a slow change area by excluding, from the acquired change area, a sudden change area derived from a history of the change area; and a display control unit adapted to superimpose and display information indicating the slow change area on the photographed image.. .
Yokogawa Electric Corporation


05/21/15
20150138088 

Apparatus and recognizing spatial gesture


The present invention relates to an apparatus for recognizing a gesture in a space. In accordance with an embodiment, a spatial gesture recognition apparatus includes a pattern formation unit for radiating light onto a surface of an object required to input a gesture in a virtual air bounce, and forming a predetermined pattern on the surface of the object, an image acquisition unit for acquiring a motion image of the object, and a processing unit for recognizing a gesture input by the object based on the pattern formed on the surface of the object using the acquired image.
Center Of Human-centered Interaction For Coexistence


05/21/15
20150136980 

Image acquisition method and transmission electron microscope


An image acquisition method and system for use in transmission electron microscopy and capable of providing information about a wide range of frequency range. The method is initiated with setting at least one of the spherical aberration coefficient and chromatic aberration coefficient of the imaging system of the microscope to suppress attenuation of a contrast transfer function due to an envelope function.
Jeol Ltd.


05/14/15
20150131925 

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


The image processing apparatus includes a candidate image acquisition unit acquiring candidate images for use in creating a composite image, a processed image determination unit determining about whether candidate images are unprocessed original images or processed images, an image count determination unit determining about whether or not the number of original images included in the candidate images is equal to or greater than a threshold value set in advance based on the determination result by the processed image determination unit, and a use image determination unit which determines when the number of original images is equal to or greater than the threshold value, only the original images are used in creating the composite image and determines when the number of original images is less than the threshold value, the original images and the processed images are used in creating the composite image or stops the creation of the composite image.. .

05/14/15
20150131855 

Gesture recognition device and control the same


A gesture recognition device configured to detect a gesture from acquired image and generate command issued to a control target instrument according to the gesture, the gesture recognition device comprising: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a gesture acquisition unit configured to detect a target region performing a gesture from the acquired image, and acquire the gesture based on motion or a shape of the detected target region; a face detection unit configured to detect a face comprised in the acquired image; a correlation unit configured to correlate the detected target region with the detected face using a human body model representing a shape of a human body; a personal identification unit configured to identify a user corresponding to the detected face; and a command generation unit configured to generate a command issued to the control target instrument based on the identified user and the acquired gesture.. .

05/14/15
20150131849 

Mobile image acquisition


A set of conditions associated with monitoring a given environment is received. One or more locations in the given environment are determined, based on at least a portion of the received set of conditions, for which data is to be acquired.

05/14/15
20150130922 

Objective optical system and image acquisition apparatus


The objective optical system includes a first optical system configured to collimate a divergent light flux from an object, a second optical system configured to converge the light flux from the first optical system, a beam splitter disposed between the first optical system and the second optical system, a reflector disposed on a side where the light flux from the second optical system is condensed and configured to reflect the light flux, and a third optical system configured to converge the light flux reflected by the reflector and then passing through the second optical system and the beam splitter. When a direction in which the light flux travels in the objective optical system is defined as an optical axis direction, positions of respective portions of the reflector in the optician axis direction are each changeable..

05/14/15
20150130921 

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a visual field information generation unit, and a display controller. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire an input image having a first resolution, the input image being generated by capturing an observation image of an observation target of a user.

05/07/15
20150124155 

Quick automatic focusing method and image acquisition apparatus


A method that includes: detecting, by the image acquisition apparatus, image data of a photographed subject in the case of current photographing parameters, where the photographing parameters include a photographing focal length and a focus, and the image data includes a position of the photographed subject in a formed image and an image size; adjusting the image acquisition apparatus based on the position of the photographed subject in the formed image, so that the position of the photographed subject in the formed image is a first position; determining a target value of the photographing focal length based on a photographing parameter-image data-photographing distance correspondence and according to a current photographing focal length, the image data, and a preset image size; and adjusting a photographing focal length of the image acquisition apparatus to the target value of the photographing focal length.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


05/07/15
20150124119 

Method for correcting images acquired via asynchronously triggered acquisition


A method for correcting images acquired via an asynchronous triggered acquisition, wherein image acquisition is triggered by a trigger signal based on the motion and/or position of the sample to be imaged by an image sensor, the method including: measurement of the motion and/or position of the sample; determination of an exposure time based on the aforementioned measurement; and correction of an acquired image based on the determined exposure time and a desired exposure time.. .
Thorlabs, Inc.


05/07/15
20150124078 

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, and microscope system


An image acquisition unit provided in the information processing apparatus acquires a first partial image and a second partial image each formed by imaging a part of an observation target area, and a stitching position adjustment unit adjusts a stitching position of the second partial image with respect to the first partial image. The image acquisition unit controls drive of the microscope such that a partial image including a specimen is acquired as the second partial image when the first partial image includes a foreign matter..

05/07/15
20150124074 

Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition method


An image acquisition apparatus includes first and second imaging elements, an image formation optical system, a subject stage that supports a subject, and a control unit. The image formation optical system forms an image of the subject on light-receiving surfaces of the first and second imaging elements.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


05/07/15
20150123893 

Remote controller for motion recognition


The present invention relates to a method for enabling motion recognition without recognizing a hand and a remote controller for motion recognition which can suggest an efficient motion and can be implemented at a low cost in a more stable manner. The remote controller for motion recognition, according to the present invention, comprises: an image acquisition unit for acquiring consecutive images of a hand; a difference image configuration unit for obtaining difference images of the acquired consecutive images; a hand trajectory analysis unit for analyzing a moving trajectory of the hand from the difference images; a motion recognition unit for recognizing a hand motion by analyzing the hand trajectory; and a remote signal transmitter for transmitting a remote signal corresponding to the recognized hand motion such that a device to be controlled can be controlled..
Macron Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150120055 

Robot control device, robot system, and robot


An image acquisition unit acquires an image including an object, and a controller starts a visual servo using the acquired image, on the basis of at least one of an error in calibration, an error in installation of a robot, an error resulting from the rigidity of the robot, an error of a position where the robot has gripped the object, an error regarding imaging, and an error regarding a work environment. Additionally, the controller starts the visual servo when the distance between one point of a working unit of the robot and the object is equal to or greater than 2 mm..
Seiko Epson Corporation


04/30/15
20150117613 

Radiation measurement apparatus


A radiation measurement apparatus 10 includes a visible image acquisition unit 11 that takes a visible image, a radiation intensity acquisition unit 12 that measures intensity distribution of radiation incoming from a direction being substantially equal to an image picking up direction of the visible image acquisition unit, and an intensity display unit 15a that displays an image acquired by overlaying the intensity distribution of radiation, which is represented by using a plurality of colors being allocated to the intensity distribution of radiation on the visible image.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba




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