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Ttl photographic wireless communication system and method with exposure compensation value transfer to a remote lighting…

Ttl photographic wireless communication system and method with exposure compensation value transfer to a remote lighting…

Head wearable electronic device for augmented reality and method for generating augmented reality using the same

Head wearable electronic device for augmented reality and method for generating augmented reality using the same

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
12/18/14
20140372020
 Vision augmented navigation patent thumbnailnew patent Vision augmented navigation
A navigation system may include at least one processing device configured to determine, based on an output of one or more position sensors associated with the navigation system, a current location of at least one component associated with the navigation system and determine a destination location different from the current location. The navigation system may also acquire, from one or more image acquisition devices, a plurality of images representative of an environment of a user of the navigation system and derive, from the plurality of images, visual information associated with at least one object in the environment.
12/18/14
20140371590
 Biological optical measurement apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Biological optical measurement apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus
According to one embodiment, a biological optical measurement apparatus includes a light emission unit, plural detectors, an image acquisition unit, and a calculation unit. The light emission unit is arranged on a surface of a subject and configured to substantially vertically emit light from an emission surface of the light emission unit to the surface of the subject.
12/18/14
20140369673
 Ttl photographic wireless communication system and method with exposure compensation value transfer to a remote lighting device patent thumbnailnew patent Ttl photographic wireless communication system and method with exposure compensation value transfer to a remote lighting device
A system and method for synchronizing a remote lighting device to a camera using a hot shoe connection and an external device connected via the hot shoe connector. The external device receives ttl data and a synchronization signal from the camera via the hot shoe connector.
12/18/14
20140368542
 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, print medium, and print-media set patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, print medium, and print-media set
There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image that shows a real object including a primary recognition target and a secondary recognition target, and a control unit configured to set an augmented reality space associated with the image on the basis of image recognition of the primary recognition target, and configured to decide an augmented reality object to be arranged in the augmented reality space depending on the secondary recognition target that is recognized on the basis of the image recognition of the primary recognition target.. .
12/18/14
20140368539
 Head wearable electronic device for augmented reality and method for generating augmented reality using the same patent thumbnailnew patent Head wearable electronic device for augmented reality and method for generating augmented reality using the same
A head wearable electronic device has an image acquisition module, a physical characteristics recognition module, a see-through display module and a processing module, and a method for generating augmented reality is performed by the head wearable electronic device, and includes using the image acquisition module to acquire a first-person view (fpv) streaming video of a surrounding environment, using the processing module to calculate a stream of depth maps of an object and a body portion in the fpv streaming video of the surrounding environment according to the fpv streaming video, using the physical characteristics recognition module to keep track of the body portion and output motion data of the body portion, and using the processing module to display a virtual streaming video on the see-through display module according to the motion data and the stream of depth maps of the object and the body portion.. .
12/11/14
20140364730
 Multi-headed imaging probe and imaging system using same patent thumbnailMulti-headed imaging probe and imaging system using same
A diagnostic imaging system is provided that includes an image acquisition component, a transmitter operatively coupled to the image acquisition component to transmit a signal therefrom, and a beamformer operatively coupled to the image acquisition component to receive image data therefrom. Also included is a processor configured to assemble images from the acquired image data and a display configured to display the images.
12/11/14
20140364724
 Method and magnetic resonance apparatus for image acquisition control with administration of contrast agent patent thumbnailMethod and magnetic resonance apparatus for image acquisition control with administration of contrast agent
In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus to acquire diagnostic image data of a contrast agent-filled target area of a patient, a peak time of the test bolus in the target area is automatically determined, from which a wait period is then determined for administering the main bolus. After the main bolus has been administered to the patient, magnetic resonance images of the target area are acquired, and each is analyzed immediately after acquisition thereof to determine whether that image shows arrival of the contrast agent.
12/11/14
20140362203
 Structured illumination projection with enhanced exposure control patent thumbnailStructured illumination projection with enhanced exposure control
A method for controlling a structured illumination pattern generating portion is provided for illuminating a workpiece during an image acquisition by a camera in a precision machine vision inspection system. A controllable spatial light modulator (e.g., a digital light processing projector) is part of the generating portion for generating the structured illumination pattern.
12/11/14
20140362084
 Information processing device, authoring method, and program patent thumbnailInformation processing device, authoring method, and program
There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an input image of a real space captured with an imaging device, a user interface unit configured to display the input image on a screen of a display device and detect a designated position designated by a user on the screen, a computation unit configured to compute a three-dimensional position of a virtual object in an augmented reality space from the designated position detected by the user interface unit, and an authoring unit configured to associate the three-dimensional position of the virtual object computed by the computation unit with the virtual object to store the three-dimensional position in a storage medium.. .
12/11/14
20140361771
 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and reconstructed image acquisition method patent thumbnailMagnetic resonance imaging apparatus and reconstructed image acquisition method
In order to improve contrast and image quality in non-orthogonal measurement without sacrificing speed, in imaging which combines a fast imaging sequence for acquiring a plurality of echo signals in one shot with non-orthogonal system measurement, the shape of a blade in which an echo train of each shot is arranged includes a fan-shaped region having the radius and the arc of a circle centered on the origin of the k space, and a region overlapping an adjacent blade. During measurement, control is performed such that an echo signal for desired te of each blade is arranged in a low spatial frequency region of a k space, and during image reconstruction, body motion between the blades is corrected using data of the overlapping regions..
12/04/14
20140358011
Single shot high resolution conjunctival small vessel perfusion method for evaluating microvasculature in systemic and ocular vascular diseases
A system and method for generating high-resolution, small vessel perfusion maps (ncpms) of the ocular conjunctival microvasculature. Unlike current systems and methods, the present invention allows for the generation of ncpms using only a single raw image obtained in a single image acquisition step.
12/04/14
20140355826
Detection device, learning device, detection method, learning method, and information storage device
A detection device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an image that has been captured by an imaging section, and includes an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on a distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the image, a feature quantity calculation section that calculates a feature quantity from the acquired image, the feature quantity relating to at least one of a color, a brightness, a color difference, and a spectrum of the object, a learning feature quantity storage section that stores a learning feature quantity calculated by a learning process based on the distance from the imaging section to the object, and a detection section that detects a target area from the image based on the learning feature quantity, the distance information, and the feature quantity.. .
12/04/14
20140355729
Nuclear plant manipulator system
A nuclear plant manipulator system is disclosed which can include a manipulator with an image acquisition device and remote-control drive, a remote-operating device, as well as an analysis device for analyzing image data of the image acquisition device. The analysis device can be configured in such a way that when the manipulator moves along a path of movement based on image data, respective known objects that are found along the path of movement are automatically identified, and when such an object is passed, depending on the direction, an object counter is incremented or decremented, whereby the current value of the object counter is provided to the remote-operating device.
12/04/14
20140354835
System and method for stabilizing digital image sequences
The present invention relates to the field of image processing and image stabilization methodologies used on image acquisition and processing systems. A method and apparatus to generate an image sequence output that is stable and free of any sudden jumps from an image sequence input acquired with an imaging system whose line of sight is fixed but may drift in time, and by efficiently updating the reference frames that are used in the image stabilization, the method can be optimized..
12/04/14
20140354799
Pattern inspection method and pattern inspection apparatus
According to one embodiment, a pattern inspection method includes acquiring a first image using a first condition by irradiating an electron beam onto a pattern to be inspected, acquiring a second image using a second condition by irradiating the electron beam onto the pattern, the second condition being different from the first condition, and judging the existence/absence of defects of the pattern by comparing the first image and the second image. A pattern inspection apparatus includes an electron source, a converging part, a stage, an image acquisition part, a controller and a judgment part.
12/04/14
20140354792
Assistive device for positioning a medical instrument relative to an internal organ of a patient
The invention relates to an assistive device for positioning a medical instrument (2) inserted into a natural duct (100) or an artificial duct of a patient relative to an internal organ (p) of a patient, wherein the device comprises a support (1) that is to be inserted at least in part into the body of the patient and supports the medical instrument, means for moving the support, wherein said movement means comprise an articulated arm (9) that includes a plurality of degrees of freedom for moving a proximal end (1a) of the support, means for acquiring images of the internal organ for positioning the medical instrument relative to the internal organ, wherein the image acquisition means comprise a probe (5) supported by the support such that the medical instrument and the probe are rigidly connected, and a control unit (10) for controlling the movement means, which is connected to the image acquisition means and comprises image analyzing means (11) for generating control commands for the articulated arm in order to control at least one movement of the medical instrument relative to the internal organ. The invention further relates to a method for controlling such a device..
11/27/14
20140349004
Dtpa derivative, metal complex, mr and ct contrast agent and method for manufacturing same
The present invention relates to dtpa derivatives capable of forming complexes by combining with metals and the like, metal complexes formed by combining with the dtpa derivatives, mr and ct contrast agents including gold (au) nano-particles of which surfaces are coated with the metal complexes, and a method for manufacturing the same. The mr and ct contrast agents according to the present invention have a high magnetic relaxation rate, thereby providing an excellent contrast enforcement effect and a long image acquisition time.
11/27/14
20140348401
Image processing apparatus, medical imaging device and image processing method
An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a scanning protocol creation unit, an image acquisition unit, a post-processing unit, and a storage unit. The scanning protocol creation unit creates a scanning protocol for a particular part of body of an object.
11/27/14
20140348382
People counting device and people trajectory analysis device
The people counting device includes an image acquisition unit to acquire an image from an imaging device, a head coordinate detection unit to detect a head coordinate of a target person from the image, a foot coordinate estimation unit to estimate a foot coordinate of the target person from the detected head coordinate, an individual region detection unit to perform region segmentation of the image and to give an attribute to each of regions, a foot coordinate correction unit to determine whether the target person overlaps another person based on the given attribute and to correct the foot coordinate of the target person estimated by the foot coordinate estimation unit when the persons are determined to overlap each other, a foot coordinate region inside/outside determination unit to determine whether the foot coordinate exists in a detection region set in the image, and a people counting unit to count foot coordinates.. .
11/27/14
20140348296
X-ray imaging guiding system for positioning a patient
The present invention relates to guiding in positioning a region of interest of a patient for x-ray image acquisition. In order to improve and facilitate positioning of a patient for x-ray image acquisitions, an x-ray imaging guiding system (10) for positioning a patient for x-ray image acquisitions is provided, comprising an x-ray detector arrangement (12), and adaptable graphical positioning information (14).
11/27/14
20140347665
Device and method for measuring phase retardation distribution and fast axis azimuth angle distribution in real time
Device and method for measuring phase retardation distribution and fast axis azimuth angle distribution of birefringence sample in real time. The device consists of a collimating light source, a circular polarizer, a diffractive beam-splitting component, a quarter-wave plate, an analyzer array, a charge coupled device (ccd) image sensor and a computer with an image acquisition card.
11/27/14
20140347508
Zero delay photographic synchronization system and method
A method of synchronizing a remote device to image acquisition by a camera body including detecting a predictor signal of the camera body that occurs a known time prior to shutter opening. The detected predictor signal is used to determine a time to synchronize the remote device to image acquisition via wireless communication.
11/27/14
20140347447
Optical sectioning of a sample and detection of particles in a sample
An apparatus for obtaining a plurality of images of a sample includes a sample device suitable for holding a liquid sample; a first optical detection assembly including a first image acquisition device, the first optical detection assembly having an optical axis and an object plane, the object plane including an image acquisition area from which electromagnetic waves can be detected as an image by the first image acquisition device; one translation unit arranged to move the sample device and the first optical detection assembly relative to each other; and an image illumination device, wherein the apparatus is arranged to move the sample device and the first optical detection assembly relative to each other along a scanning path, which defines an angle theta relative to the optical axis, wherein theta is in the range of about 0.3 to about 89.7 degrees.. .
11/27/14
20140347445
3d image acquisition apparatus and method of driving the same
Provided is a 3-dimensional (3d) image acquisition apparatus and a method of driving the same. The 3d image acquisition apparatus includes a light source, an optical shutter, an image sensor, an image signal processor, and a controller.
11/20/14
20140343424
System and method for electromechanical wave imaging of body structures
A system and method for detecting electromechanical wave propagation within a body structure of a patient in a series of image frames representing movement the body structure. Image data is acquired comprising a series of image frames corresponding to the movement of a body structure.
11/20/14
20140341461
Image processing apparatus, distortion-corrected map creation apparatus, and semiconductor measurement apparatus
Image processing apparatus includes: interpolation process image acquisition means for acquiring an interpolation process image of prescribed size which includes an interpolation point of an inputted image; fourier transform means for subjecting the interpolation process image which is acquired with the interpolation process image acquisition means to fourier transform; phase change means for changing, a phase of each value of the transformed interpolation process image which has been subjected to fourier transform by the fourier transform means, such that the interpolation point migrates to a desired nearby integer coordinate position; inverse fourier transform means for subjecting the interpolation process image whose phase has been changed by the phase change means, to inverse fourier transform; interpolation value determination means for adopting an interpolation point, a value of a pixel at the integer coordinate position, from the transformed interpolation process image subjected to inverse fourier transform by the inverse fourier transform means.. .
11/20/14
20140341337
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.
11/20/14
20140340571
Illuminator for an image acquisition system
An illuminator includes: a body with an opening, for receiving optical means; illuminating means arranged around the opening in a frontal face of this body and commandable to illuminate a space in front of the frontal face, electronic control means of the illuminator; heat dissipating means; connecting means for removably fixing the illuminator at least to the optical apparatus. The body of the illuminator includes a rear face opposite the frontal face which includes a plurality of distinct functional case elements positioned around the opening for receiving at least the electronic control means and/or which defines the heat dissipating means and/or the connecting means, in such a manner as to enable an operator, when the optical apparatus is associated with the illuminator, to access the optical means to dismantle the optical means from the apparatus and/or adjust optical adjusting means of the optical means..
11/20/14
20140340504
Microscope system
A microscope system including: an observation optical system acquiring an image of an observation position of a sample; a stimulation optical system irradiating the sample with stimulation light; an observation position setting section setting the observation positions; a stimulation position setting section setting a common stimulation position; a stage switching the observation positions; a synchronization condition setting section setting a common synchronization condition in which the timing of the image acquisition is associated with the timing of the irradiation with stimulation light; an observation condition registration section registering the common stimulation position and the common synchronization condition as observation conditions associated with each of the observation positions; and a control section, according to the registered conditions, switching the observation positions, making the observation optical system acquire an image of each of the observation positions, and making the stimulation optical system irradiate each of the stimulation positions with stimulation light.. .
11/13/14
20140336502
Device with simultaneous x-ray and infrared image acquisition and processing system for enhanced breast imaging
The embodiments herein discloses a device with simultaneous x-ray and infrared acquisition and processing systems for an enhance breast imaging. The device has a positioning assembly housed inside a closed chamber and provided with the infrared and x-ray imaging systems to simultaneously capture an infra red image and an x-ray image of the breast under examination.
11/13/14
20140335794
System and method for automated testing of mobile computing devices
Methods and systems are disclosed that determine a device's operational characteristics, and then self-adjusts to the device's capabilities. Operational characteristics of the device can provide use cases, which can include, without limitation, voice calls, email (push or manual), bluetooth, wifi, wimax or other near-range or midrange wireless protocol communication (synchronized, idle or active), video or audio playback (streaming over a network or local from a local memory store), global positioning system (gps) communication, web browsing, short messaging service (sms), camera (image acquisition, manipulation, editing and storage), and other use cases..
11/13/14
20140334671
Object recognition apparatus and method
An object recognition apparatus and method are disclosed. The object recognition apparatus includes: a skin color db storing skin color information; a pattern light generator that irradiates a pattern light onto an object, which is a part of a human body; an image acquisition unit that receives the pattern light reflected from the object and generates a pattern light image of the object; and an operation unit that recognizes the object based on the skin color information and the pattern light image..
11/13/14
20140333840
Video output apparatus and video input determination method
A video output apparatus outputs one of image information items received from external storage units. The video output apparatus includes input interfaces, an image information acquisition unit that acquires the image information items from the external storage units through the input interfaces, an output object management unit that manages one of the image information items as an output object among the image information items, an image information presence determination unit that sends a notification of presence or absence of image information to the output object management unit for each of the input interfaces based on whether image acquisition information for acquiring image information has been acquired, and an output unit that outputs an image information item acquired through one of the input interfaces associated with the notification of the presence of image information received from the image information presence determination unit..
11/13/14
20140333834
Multiple-sensor image acquisition system
Each of a first and second image acquisition device includes: a circuit for providing a primary clock signal and a frequency synthesizing circuit capable of generating at least one secondary clock signal from said primary clock signal. The frequency synthesizing circuit in each image acquisition device has a fractional phase-locked loop configuration.
11/13/14
20140333808
Customizable image acquisition sensor and processing system
An image sensor that includes a first imaging array and a fpga processor that processes images captured by the imaging array to provide information about the scene projected on the first imaging array is disclosed. The fpga processor is connected to the first imaging array and includes an interface for receiving images from the first imaging array and an interface to an image storage memory that stores a plurality of images.
11/13/14
20140333733
System and method for providing 3-dimensional images
Disclosed herein are a system and method for providing 3-dimensional (3d) images. The system includes: an image capturing apparatus that acquires an image of a subject; an accelerometer that measures acceleration; and a controller that synchronizes a series of images acquired by the image capturing apparatus with the respective locations of the images of the series.
11/13/14
20140333728
Method of enhanced depth image acquisition
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for depth image acquisition of an object wherein at least two time-of-flight cameras are provided and the object is illuminated with a plurality of different light emission states by emitting light signals from each camera. Measurements of the light reflected by the object during each light emission state are obtained at all the cameras wherein the measurements may then be used to optimise the depth images at each of the cameras..
11/13/14
20140333653
Method and system for providing access to image system services
A method and system according to the disclosure facilitates subscription based access to services for image systems including an image acquisition device configured to generate image data describing a target object in a target area of the image acquisition device and an image display device configured to generate a human perceptible rendering of the target object based on the image data.. .
11/13/14
20140333587
Interactive projection apparatus and the positioning method of the interactive pen
The invention discloses an interactive projection apparatus, which includes a control device, a projection device, an image acquisition device, and an interactive pen, wherein position identification unit of the control device employs a position identification image to identify installation mode of the projection device, and the position identification image is longitudinally asymmetric about its horizontal centerline, and is laterally asymmetric about the vertical centerline. The invention also discloses a positioning method of the interactive pen of the interactive projection apparatus: projecting the position identification image onto the projection plane; collecting the position identification projection image on the projection plane; identifying the installation mode of the projection device according to the relationship between the position identification projection image and the position identification image; collecting the coordinate of the position pointed by the interactive pen on the projection image, and calculating the corresponding coordinate on the image to be projected.
11/13/14
20140333467
Object detection device
An object detection device includes: a target information acquisition section that acquires information regarding a radar target detected by a radar and information regarding an image target detected by an image acquisition unit; and an object detection section that detects the presence of an object on the basis of whether or not each of a position of the radar target and a position of the image target are within a predetermined range. The object detection section determines whether or not the object is a pedestrian, and expands the predetermined range when it is determined that the object is a pedestrian from that when it is determined that the object is not a pedestrian..
11/13/14
20140331495
Terminal crimping machine with a terminal feed alignment aid
A terminal crimping machine includes an applicator having a movable ram and an anvil. The anvil is located in a crimping zone and configured to receive a terminal thereon.
11/06/14
20140330077
Surgical trocars and image acquisition method using the same
Surgical trocars, and image acquisition method using the same, include a body having a passage configured to receive at least one surgical instrument, and at least one camera movably coupled to an outer wall of the body.. .
11/06/14
20140328462
Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, medical image processing method, and x-ray diagnostic method
According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes an image storage part, an image acquisition part, an information addition part and an image composition part. The image storage part stores the first x-ray image data corresponding to different time phases and corresponding to a region including a roi.
11/06/14
20140327763
Image acquisition apparatus
An image acquisition apparatus includes: an image acquisition lens that focuses light from a subject; an imaging device that detects an image signal by capturing the light focused by the image acquisition lens; and a microlens array that is provided between the imaging device and the image acquisition lens so that there is a space, in the direction of the optical axis, between the microlens array and a focal plane of the image acquisition lens, in which the microlens array is formed by setting, in an array in a direction intersecting the optical axis, a plurality of microlenses that each focus incident light to form an image in an imaging plane of the imaging device and that are of two or more types having an identical focal distance and different effective diameters.. .
10/30/14
20140323850
Method and ekg trigger device for correcting an ekg signal in magnetic resonance image acquisition
In a method to correct an ekg signal, the ekg signal is acquired, and used for r-spike triggering, during a magnetic resonance (mr) image acquisition sequence that produces interference signals in the ekg signal generated by gradient jumps, wherein the gradient jumps repeat at a fixed time interval, and wherein the duration of a cardiac cycle measured via the ekg signal is at least five times the time interval. During at least a first cardiac cycle, immediately after detection of the r-spike in the ekg signal no detection of the r-spike for triggering takes place for a dead time that is shorter than the duration of the cardiac cycle and during which the mr sequence is already running, and the ekg signal is acquired in that dead time as a reference signal.
10/30/14
20140321726
Method and apparatus for image registration
An image registering method includes extracting a first cross-section image from first volume data about a target object, which is acquired via a first image acquisition modality; displaying the first cross-section image; acquiring second volume data about the target object, the second volume data including a second cross-section image corresponding to the first cross-section image and position information of a probe, via a second image acquisition modality using the probe; and registering the first volume data with the second volume data, based on the first cross-section image, the second cross-section image, and the position information of the probe.. .
10/30/14
20140320919
Electronic device for displaying a print preview
An electronic device in the present disclosure includes the following: an imaging device configured to scan a paper sheet, wherein the paper sheet comprises a first side and a second side, wherein scanning the paper sheet produces an image; a display device; a printing image acquisition unit configured to acquire a printing image; an image forming apparatus configured to print the printing image; and a display control unit configured to control the display device to display, if the produced image includes an image of a paper sheet, a composite image that combines the acquired printing image and the image of the paper sheet within the produced image.. .
10/30/14
20140320595
System for extending a field-of-view of an image acquisition device
Systems and methods for detecting moving objects are provided. Systems illustratively include an image acquisition component, an image processing component, and a display component.
10/30/14
20140319341
Charged particle microscope apparatus and image acquisition method of charged particle microscope apparatus
A charged particle microscope apparatus includes a radiation optical system that radiates a focused charged particle beam to an upper side of a sample provided with a pattern and scans the sample; a detection optical system that detects charged particles generated from the sample to which the charged particle beam has been radiated by the radiation optical system; and a processing unit that processes the charged particles detected by the detection optical system to obtain a charged particle image of the sample, estimates diffusion of the charged particles at any depth of the pattern of the sample, on the basis of information on a depth or a material of the pattern of the sample or radiation energy of the charged particle beam in the radiation optical system; corrects the obtained charged particle image using the estimated diffusion of the charged particles; and processes the corrected charged particle image.. .
10/23/14
20140314661
Diagnostic system for the detection of skin cancer
Methods and compositions are provided for the analysis of skin surfaces to determine the presence of neoplastic tissue. In the methods of the invention, a composition comprising a florescent probe that binds to a specific neoplasia associated marker is applied topically to the area of interest.
10/23/14
20140314304
Pattern inspection apparatus and pattern inspection method
In accordance with one aspect of this invention, a pattern inspection apparatus includes an optical image acquisition unit configured to acquire optical images regarding dies of a target object to be inspected on which the dies having a same pattern formed therein is arranged; a sub-optical image division unit configured to divide an optical image of the optical images regarding a die of the dies positioned in a non-resolved pattern region into sub-optical images using non-resolved pattern region information capable of recognizing the non-resolved pattern region in which a non-resolved pattern that is not resolved is formed; a first comparison unit configured to compare the sub-optical images divided from the optical image of the same die regarding the non-resolved pattern region pixel by pixel; and a second comparison unit configured to compare optical images of the optical images regarding different dies of the dies pixel by pixel.. .
10/23/14
20140314296
Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction
A system and a method are disclosed that allow for generation of a model or reconstruction of a model of a subject based upon acquired image data. The image data can be acquired in a substantially mobile system that can be moved relative to a subject to allow for image acquisition from a plurality of orientations relative to the subject.
10/23/14
20140314203
Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction
A system and a method are disclosed that allow for generation of a model or reconstruction of a model of a subject based upon acquired image data. The image data can be acquired in a substantially mobile system that can be moved relative to a subject to allow for image acquisition from a plurality of orientations relative to the subject.
10/23/14
20140314199
Hybrid multi-row detector and flat panel imaging system
A system and a method for acquiring image data of a subject with an imaging system are provided. The system can include a gantry that completely annularly encompasses at least a portion of the subject, and a source positioned within the gantry.
10/23/14
20140313359
Camera assembly and image acquisition method using the same
Disclosed is a camera assembly having a wide viewing angle using a variable mirror. The camera assembly includes a variable mirror located in front of an image sensor, a variable mirror controller to switch a mode of the variable mirror to one of a reflection mode to reflect light incident upon the variable mirror and a transmission mode to transmit light incident upon the variable mirror, an image sensor to sense the light reflected by the variable mirror to acquire first image data and to sense the light transmitted through the variable mirror to acquire second image data, and an image processing unit to register the first image data and the second image data acquired by the image sensor to generate a third image..
10/23/14
20140313334
Technique for image acquisition and management
A technique for image acquisition and management, by utilizing a mobile device equipped with a camera and a mobile software application. The software application enables a) providing guidance to an operator for making, by the camera, a set of one or more images of an object, so as to obtain them at one or more angles suggested by the software application for properly registering currently existing visible features of the object, b) obtaining the set of images, c) storing the set of obtained images as a current set, along with its related data, in at least one storage/processing location for further analysis.
10/23/14
20140313193
Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction
A system and a method are disclosed that allow for generation of a model or reconstruction of a model of a subject based upon acquired image data. The image data can be acquired in a substantially mobile system that can be moved relative to a subject to allow for image acquisition from a plurality of orientations relative to the subject.
10/16/14
20140307957
Classifier update device, information processing device, and classifier update method
One aspect of the present invention provides a classifier update device that enhances accuracy of the determination made by a classifier with respect to a specific determination target. A feature quantity update unit updates a reference value of a predetermined criterion in the classifier based on target image data including a specific type of target acquired by an image acquisition unit..
10/16/14
20140307921
Method for locating objects by resolution in the three-dimensional space of the scene
In the field of videosurveillance by calibrated cameras and locating objects of interest in images, a method uses, on the one hand, an initial presence map pcp1 modeling positions i in the scene and comprising, for each position i, a value pcp1(i) representative of the probability that an object is situated at position i considered, each value pcp1(i) being obtained a location criterion defined in an image space of the image acquisition system and, on the other hand, atoms ai predetermined for each position i of the presence map pcp1, the atom ai of a position i comprising, for each position j, a value ai(j) representative of overlap between projection m′(i) in the image space of a three-dimensional model m′(i) placed at the position i and projection m′(j) in the image space of a three-dimensional model m′(j) placed at position j, each three-dimensional model being representative of an object.. .
10/16/14
20140307855
Real-time feedback for preventing high dose c-arch geometry positions
The present invention relates to an apparatus for aiding operation of an interventional x-ray imager during image acquisition, to a method of aiding operation of an x-ray imager, to an interventional x-ray imager, to a computer program element and to a computer readable medium. The x-ray imager is capable of varying x-ray dosages depending on differences in x-ray attenuation levels across an object of interest to be imaged and is capable of assuming any one of a plurality of imaging geometry positions when acquiring an image.
10/16/14
20140307852
Enlarged angular gating window c-arm image acquisition
The present invention relates to c-arm x-ray imaging. In order to provide c-arm ct image acquisition with an enlarged gating window, a c-arm structure (12) for x-ray imaging is provided, comprising a c-arm (32), a movable c-arm support (34), an x-ray source (36), and an x-ray detector (38).
10/16/14
20140307074
Portable biometric identification device using a dorsal hand vein pattern
A portable device for personal identification using a dorsal hand vein-pattern in preferable configuration is disclosed. The mobile device utilizes an on-board camera operating in both visible and near infrared range, a memory unit, a processor and speeded-up robust features algorithm for image acquisition, processing and comparison against the existing database of hand vein-pattern images.
10/16/14
20140307072
Image processing device, image processing method, and information storage device
An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an image in time series, the image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an object, a distance acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from the imaging section to the object, and links the distance information to the image, an electronic zoom condition setting section that sets at least an electronic zoom magnification as an electronic zoom condition, and an electronic zoom processing section that performs an electronic zoom process on the image based on the electronic zoom condition, the electronic zoom condition setting section increasing the electronic zoom magnification as the distance indicated by the distance information decreases.. .
10/09/14
20140303499
Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method for controlling the same
An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus measures blood flow velocity by emitting ultrasound towards a measurement target and receiving a reflected wave, via an ultrasound probe. The ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasound image acquisition unit, a vascular region detection unit, a measurement position determination unit, and a doppler gate setting unit.
10/09/14
20140302472
Lamaze breathing coach
A system for coaching breathing techniques includes a processor and storage device. An input receiver connected to the processor receives selection of a selected breathing technique.
10/09/14
20140301621
Image processing apparatus, image processing method and medical imaging device
An image processing apparatus, an image processing method and a medical imaging system are disclosed. The image processing apparatus comprises: an original image acquisition section configured to acquire the original image of an object; a parametric image acquisition section configured to acquire a parametric image corresponding to the original image; and an optical attribute value determination section configured to determine, based on the data value of a pixel of the original image and the parameter value of a corresponding pixel in the parametric image, optical attribute values for presenting the pixel of the original image according to a predetermined correspondence..
10/09/14
20140300726
System and method for obtaining images with offset utilized for enhanced edge resolution
A method in a machine vision inspection system for obtaining two images of a workpiece with a desired sub-pixel offset between the images. The images are acquired using a fast multiple image acquisition mode of operation of a camera in the machine vision inspection system.
10/09/14
20140300701
3d image acquisition apparatus and method of generating depth image in the 3d image acquisition apparatus
Provided are a three-dimensional (3d) image acquisition apparatus, and a method of generating a depth image in the 3d image acquisition apparatus. The method may include sequentially projecting a light transmission signal, which is generated from a light source, to a subject, modulating reflected light, which is reflected by the subject, using a light modulation signal, calculating a phase delay using a combination of a first plurality of images of two groups, from among a second plurality of images of all groups obtained by capturing the modulated reflected light, and generating a depth image based on the phase delay..
10/02/14
20140295490
Fetal red blood cell detection
A device for analyzing a maternal blood sample for quantification of the percentage of fetal red blood cells present with respect to the number of maternal red blood cells includes reagents for mixing with the biological sample, a microfluidic chip, 5 fluid reservoirs, a pumping system, an image acquisition system, an image analysis system, and an electronic control board. The microfluidic channel can confine the objects of interest to a monolayer, and may trap them in an organized array for analysis.
10/02/14
20140294272
Discriminatively weighted multi-scale local binary patterns
Apparatus and methods associated with detecting prostate cancer (cap) in a magnetic resonance (mr) image of a prostate of a cap patient are described. One example apparatus includes logics that acquire an image of a prostate, learn a weighted vector, detect salient features in the image of the prostate, and generate a heatmap that facilitates detecting cap.
10/02/14
20140294271
Image similarity-based finite element model registration
Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with evaluating global deformations and local deformations in a prostate are described. One example apparatus includes logics that evaluate global and local deformations in a prostate and register a pre-external beam radiation treatment (ebrt) three dimensional (3d) magnetic resonance (mr) image with a post-ebrt 3d mr image.
10/02/14
20140294248
Image processing device and method of detecting missing dots in an image processing device
An image processing device for detecting a large number of missing dots. The image processing device comprises a print data image acquisition unit that acquires a print data image; an inkjet printer unit that prints on the back of a check; a back cis unit that scans the back of the printed check; a print area extraction unit that extracts a print area r from the scanned image of the back of the check as an extracted image; and a missing dot detection unit determines if there are missing dots based on the print data image and the extracted image extracted by the print area extraction unit..
10/02/14
20140294139
Method and apparatus for adaptive x-ray filtration
The present invention pertains to a system and method for adaptive x-ray filtration comprising a volume of x-ray attenuating material with a central less attenuating three-dimensional region. The volume of x-ray attenuating material can be positioned within 10 cm from an x-ray source and rotated around an internal axis of rotation.


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