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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
08/18/16
20160241799 
 Systems and methods for lensless image acquisition patent thumbnailSystems and methods for lensless image acquisition
Image-sensing devices include odd-symmetry gratings that cast interference patterns over a photodetector array. Grating features offer considerable insensitivity to the wavelength of incident light, and also to the manufactured distance between the grating and the photodetector array.
Rambus Inc.


08/18/16
20160241797 
 Devices, systems, and methods for single-shot high-resolution multispectral image acquisition patent thumbnailDevices, systems, and methods for single-shot high-resolution multispectral image acquisition
Systems, methods, and devices for generating high-resolution multispectral light-field images are described. The systems and devices a main lens include a microlens array, a multispectral-filter array that comprises spectral filters that filter light in different wavelengths, and a sensor that is configured to detect incident light.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/18/16
20160239726 
 Vision sensor, system, and  image processing, and vision based interactive device patent thumbnailVision sensor, system, and image processing, and vision based interactive device
A vision based sensor, image processing method and system, and an interactive device including the same are provided. The sensor includes an optical lens, an image acquisition chip that captures image resolution below a first threshold, and a micro-controller.
Morpx Inc.


08/18/16
20160239702 
 Image processing device, image display device, image processing method, and medium patent thumbnailImage processing device, image display device, image processing method, and medium
The purpose of the present invention is to make a facial expression when the eyes are moved more natural. An image processing device (100) is provided with the following: an image acquisition unit (5a) for acquiring an image that includes the eyes; an iris detection unit (5c) for detecting from the acquired image the iris region of the eyes; and an eye image generation unit (5f) for supplementing a deficient portion of the iris region so that the shape of the detected iris region becomes substantially circular..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


08/18/16
20160238488 
 Image acquisition device for the visual inspection of the inner surface of a tire, and associated method patent thumbnailImage acquisition device for the visual inspection of the inner surface of a tire, and associated method
An apparatus for acquiring images of an interior surface of a tire includes at least one image acquisition module. Each image acquisition module is provided with a lighting source, an image acquisition device, and a reflector.
Michelin Recherche Techique S.a.


08/11/16
20160232665 
 Disease analysis apparatus, control method, and program patent thumbnailDisease analysis apparatus, control method, and program
An image acquisition unit (2020) acquires an analysis image. The analysis image is an image in which a plurality of cell nuclei in a lesion of a target person are captured.
Keio University


08/11/16
20160228080 
 Supply device and  a mobile imaging device patent thumbnailSupply device and a mobile imaging device
A device and method are provided for supplying a medium to an object of interest, such as a patient to be scanned for image acquisition. The device comprises an arc-shaped member and a support for said arc-shaped member, wherein the arc-shaped member is configured to support a radiation source on one end and a detector on another end to scan the object of interest, and the support comprises a gantry with a rotatable support arm supporting the arc-shaped member.
General Electric Company


08/11/16
20160228008 
 Image diagnosis device for photographing breast by using matching of tactile image and near-infrared image and  aquiring breast tissue image patent thumbnailImage diagnosis device for photographing breast by using matching of tactile image and near-infrared image and aquiring breast tissue image
According to an image diagnosis device for photographing a breast by using the matching of a tactile image and a near-infrared image and a method for acquiring a breast tissue image, provided in the present invention, a tactile image and a near-infrared image are simultaneously acquired through a tactile image acquisition unit and a near-infrared image acquisition unit, the acquired images are mapped to a pre-stored breast model so as to match the two images, and a simple, economic and accurate early diagnosis for a breast cancer is enabled without any help from a doctor by simultaneously deriving an elasticity distribution and a hemoglobin distribution of the breast.. .
Dg Tech Holdings Co.,ltd


08/04/16
20160227633 
 Smart lighting device, and smart lighting control system and method patent thumbnailSmart lighting device, and smart lighting control system and method
The present disclosure provides a smart lighting device, and a smart lighting control system and method. The smart lighting device includes a wireless communication module, a control module, an image acquisition module configured to collect images/videos near the smart lighting device in real-time and to send the images/videos to the control module for analysis, and a microphone module configured to have operation modes including a sleep mode and a monitor mode to receive a control signal from the control module to switch between the operation modes, and to collect audio signals in the surrounding area of the smart lighting device when operated at the monitor mode.
Sengled Optoelectronics Co., Ltd


08/04/16
20160227194 
 Optical imaging system for 3d image acquisition apparatus and 3d image acquisition apparatus including the optical imaging system patent thumbnailOptical imaging system for 3d image acquisition apparatus and 3d image acquisition apparatus including the optical imaging system
An optical imaging system for a three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus includes an object lens which focuses light, a first image sensor which senses light in a visible light band of the light focused by the object lens, and a second image sensor which senses light in an infrared ray band of light transmitted through the first image sensor. A three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus includes the optical imaging system for a three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160227140 

Low-power imager with autosensing function


An imager includes a flat panel configured to collect charges when the imager operates in a full-power charge integration mode. The imager switches to a low-power standby mode immediately after each image acquisition in the full-power charge integration mode.
Varian Medical Systems, Inc


08/04/16
20160227133 

In-time registration of temporally separated image acquisition


Embodiments facilitate in-time registration of temporally separated image acquisition sessions to obtain highly comparable images without physical restraint of the camera and/or subject. For example, while displaying a live view being acquired of a subject in real time in a viewfinder window of an image acquisition system, a live position of the system can be measured, a real-time offset can be computed between the live position and a guide position (corresponding to a position from which a prior image of the subject was acquired at a prior acquisition time), and a guide can be overlaid on the viewfinder window to indicate a real-time positional offset between the live view and the prior image according to the real-time offset.

08/04/16
20160227098 

Information presentation system


An information presentation system comprising a control device is provided. The control device executes an image acquisition function to acquire a captured image around a vehicle captured by an onboard camera, a delay state determination function to determine a delay state using a delay time of wireless communication between an onboard apparatus and a terminal apparatus, a predicted image generation function to calculate a position of the vehicle after the delay time on a basis of state information of the vehicle and generate a predicted image using the captured image that has been acquired so as to predict the predicted image to be captured by the camera at the calculated position of the vehicle and a presentation function to present the predicted image..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160227094 

Automated extended depth of field imaging apparatus and method


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


08/04/16
20160227053 

Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and image processing method


A document image reading section is configured to read, among documents constituting a book, an image of a document of one page of the book. A document image checking section is configured to check the read image of the read document against registered images of documents stored in a server to determine whether or not the registered image matching the read image exists.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


08/04/16
20160225158 

Information presentation device, stereo camera system, and information presentation method


The information presentation device has an image acquisition unit, a parameter deriving unit, an abnormality detection unit, and the presentation unit. The image acquisition unit acquires a first image which is captured by a first imaging device and a second image which is captured by a second imaging device.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


08/04/16
20160225155 

System and image-based structural health monitoring suitable for structures having uncertain load conditions and support conditions


An image-based structural health monitoring system and method are disclosed herein. The image-based structural health monitoring system includes a marker image acquisition unit, a marker coordinate calculation unit, a shape function determination unit, and a structural health evaluation unit.
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University


08/04/16
20160225151 

Intra-oral image acquisition alignment


Systems and methods are presented for assisting in providing consistent alignment of a handheld intra-oral imaging device for a series of images. Live image data of the patient is received from the intra-oral image capture device and displayed on the display.
Dental Imaging Technologies Corporation


08/04/16
20160225147 

System and context-aware imaging


A method generates images based on context-aware imaging. The method includes acquiring a first image of a patient using first image acquisition parameters.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


08/04/16
20160225128 

Inspection method and inspection line for tires


A tire inspection line includes first and second inspection posts and a transfer apparatus. The first post is for macroscopic inspection and includes a driver for rotating a tire, a macro-image acquisition device for acquiring a macroscopic image of the tire, and a first processor for analyzing the macroscopic image by digital image processing, comparing the macroscopic image with a reference image, and detecting deviations in shape.
Michelin Recherche Et Technique S.a.


08/04/16
20160220108 

Ophthalmologic apparatus, image processing method, and medium


A disclosed ophthalmologic apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a fundus image of an eye to be examined on the basis of returning light from a fundus that is obtained by irradiating the fundus of the eye with light; and a correction unit configured to correct the fundus image in accordance with a degree of clouding of a clouded portion of the eye such that, among color components contained in the fundus image, a ratio of a color component, in the fundus image, that is scattered by a clouded portion of the eye at a higher rate increases against a ratio of another color component.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


07/28/16
20160219201 

Method, transmission unit, system and computer program for wireless communication between a camera and at least one remote flash device


The present invention generally relates to the field of communication between electronic devices used for photography. In particular, the invention relates to a method, transmission unit, system and computer program for wireless communication between a camera and at least one remote flash device, such as photoflash units and related equipment.
Profoto Ab


07/28/16
20160217595 

Three dimensional localization of a moving target for adaptive radiation therapy


The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for segmenting medical image. Embodiments of the present disclosure may locate a target in a three-dimensional (3d) volume.
Impac Medical Systems, Inc.


07/28/16
20160217569 

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.


07/28/16
20160217347 

Medical image classification system, medical image classification method, and medical image classification apparatus


A medical image classification system includes an acceptance apparatus, a medical image acquisition apparatus, and a medical image classification apparatus. The acceptance apparatus includes an acceptor that accepts the input of patient identification information and medium identification information, and a first storage that stores first association information.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160216503 

Array level fourier ptychographic imaging


In one aspect an imaging system includes: an illumination system including an array of light sources; an optical system including one or more lens arrays, each of the lens arrays including an array of lenses, each of the lenses in each of the one or more lens arrays in alignment with a corresponding set of light sources of the array of light sources; an imaging system including an array of image sensors, each of the image sensors in alignment with a corresponding lens or set of lenses of the one or more lens arrays, each of the image sensors configured to acquire image data based on the light received from the corresponding lens or set of lenses; a plate receiver system capable of receiving a multi-well plate including an array of wells, the plate receiver system configured to align each of the wells with a corresponding one of the image sensors; and a controller configured to control the illumination of the light sources and the acquisition of image data by the image sensors, the controller further configured to perform: an image acquisition process including a plurality of scans, each scan associated with a unique pattern of illumination, each of the image sensors configured to generate an image for a respective one of the wells during each scan; and an image reconstruction process during which the controller performs a fourier ptychographic operation to generate a reconstructed image for each of the wells based on the image data captured for the respective well during each of the scans.. .
California Institute Of Technology


07/28/16
20160216128 

Estimated route presentation apparatus and estimated route presentation method


An estimated route presentation apparatus including a control device is provided. The control device executes an image acquisition function to acquire a captured image captured by a camera provided on the vehicle, an estimated route calculation function to: detect an end part of a diagram displayed on a road surface from an image of the road surface included in the captured image; obtain a center of gyration of the vehicle traveling, on the basis of changes in the direction and distance of the movement of the end part as the vehicle travels; and calculate an estimated route of the vehicle with reference to the center of gyration, and a presentation control function to present the calculated estimated route..
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


07/28/16
20160213947 

Three dimensional localization and tracking for adaptive radiation therapy


The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for segmenting medical image. Embodiments of the present disclosure may locate and track a moving, three-dimensional (3d) target in a patient undergoing image-guided radiation therapy.
Impac Medical Systems, Inc.


07/28/16
20160213335 

Medical imaging apparatus and control the same


The medical imaging apparatus includes a medical image acquisition unit acquiring medical image data of an object and a memory unit storing output image information of display device and display device information including the type of display device outputting a medical image of the object.. .

07/21/16
20160210509 

Lens system for high quality visible image acquisition and infra-red iris image acquisition


This disclosure is directed to systems and methods for acquiring ir light and visible light images. A lens may be configured to operate in at least a first configuration and a second configuration.
Eyelock Llc


07/21/16
20160210504 

Vehicle, controlling the same and gesture recognition apparatus therein


Provided is a vehicle including a storage unit that stores a vein pattern lookup table including a plurality of reference vein pattern images according to a rotation angle of a driver's hand. The vehicle also includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a driver's image including an image of the driver's hand.
Hyundai Motor Company


07/21/16
20160209836 

Verification methods and systems for use in computer directed assembly and manufacture


Verification methods, systems, and computer program products verify the completion of assembly instructions used in light-manufacturing. Using position guides in a user interface, an in-use component is aligned and ready for verification through a first set of images of the in-use component.
Paramit Corporation


07/21/16
20160206256 

Method and device for generating an energy-resolved x-ray image with adapted energy threshold


A method for generating an energy-resolved x-ray image is proposed, usable e.g. For mammography or ct applications.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


07/14/16
20160203606 

Image processing device and markers


An image processing device (10) comprises the following: an image acquisition unit (1) for acquiring an image in which markers for calibration are captured; an edge detection unit (2) for detecting the edges of the markers in the image; a polygon generating unit (3) for estimating a plurality of straight lines on the basis of the edges and generating a virtual polygon region that is surrounded by the plurality of straight lines, the generation being carried out in the image in a region thereof including regions other than those where markers are installed; and a camera parameter calculation unit (4) for calculating camera parameters on the basis of the characteristic amount, with respect to the image, of the virtual polygon region and the characteristic amount, with respect to real space, of the virtual polygon region.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203592 

Board production work method, board imaging conditions determination method, and board production work device


A board production work method which includes a position detection process which detects an arrangement position of a detection target provided on a printed circuit board, and a work executing process which subjects the printed circuit board to predetermined production work based on the detected arrangement position, in which the position detection process includes an image acquisition step of imaging the printed circuit board under multiple imaging conditions and acquiring multiple items of original image data containing luminance values of each pixel arranged in two-dimensional coordinates, a difference calculation step of using two of the multiple items of original image data as calculation targets, calculating differences between luminance values of pixels with same coordinate values, and acquiring difference image data which is formed of luminance difference values of each of the pixels, and a position determination step of determining the arrangement position based on the difference image data.. .
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203291 

Drug verification device, drug verification system and drug verification method


A drug collation device 10 includes a registered image acquisition unit 12 that acquires an image of a drug as a registered image on the basis of prescription information 22, a collation image acquisition unit 14 that acquires an image of a drug to be collated as a collation image, a similarity calculation unit 16 that calculates similarities between partial images in each corresponding divided region among a plurality of divided regions of the registered image acquired by the registered image acquisition unit 12 and a plurality of divided regions of the collation image acquired by the collation image acquisition unit 14, and a determination unit 18 that determines whether the drug indicated by the registered image and the drug indicated by the collation image are the same type, on the basis of the lowest similarity among a plurality of similarities calculated by the similarity calculation unit 16.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


07/07/16
20160198144 

Image acquisition device and image processing method and system


An image acquisition device and an image processing method and system are provided. The image acquisition device includes a first dual-camera device and a second dual-camera device.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160198078 

Method, transmission unit, system and computer program for wireless communication between a camera and at least one remote flash device


The present invention generally relates to the field of communication between electronic devices used for photography. In particular, the invention relates to a method, transmission unit, system and computer program for wireless communication between a camera and at least one remote flash device, such as photoflash units and related equipment.
Profoto Ab


07/07/16
20160196648 

Disease characterization from fused pathology and radiology data


Methods and apparatus associated with distinguishing invasive adenocarcinoma (ia) from in situ adenocarcinoma (ais) are described. One example apparatus includes a set of logics, and a data store that stores three dimensional (3d) radiological images of tissue demonstrating ia or ais.
Case Western Reserve University


07/07/16
20160196647 

Differential atlas for cancer assessment


Methods and apparatus associated with producing a quantification of differences associated with biochemical recurrence (bcr) in a region of tissue demonstrating prostate cancer (pca) are described. One example apparatus includes a set of logics, and a data store that stores a set of magnetic resonance (mr) images acquired from a population of subjects.
Case Western Reserve University


07/07/16
20160196477 

Method and system for filtering image noise out


The present invention discloses a method and system for filtering image noise; the system includes: an image acquisition unit, a judgment unit, a first filtering unit, a second filtering unit and a selecting unit; the steps includes: selecting a pixel in one of the color channels in yuv image to detect; according to all the pixels in the n*m matrix which centers on the pixel currently detected, judging whether the pixel is in a flat region; and if the pixel is in a flat region, according to the y-component of all the pixels inside the n*m matrix, calculating and outputting the filtering strength parameter of the pixel, and then filtering the pixel according to the filtering strength parameter; the positive effects of the mentioned technical scheme are: easy in calculation; retaining image details efficiently, restoring the original color of image and improving the quality of the filtered image after filtering.. .
Spreadtrum Communications (tianjin) Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160195926 

Information processing apparatus and information processing method


There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image of users, a determination unit configured to determine an operator from among the users included in the acquired captured image, and a processing unit configured to conduct a process based on information about user line of sight corresponding to the determined operator.. .
Sony Corporation


07/07/16
20160192893 

Blood flow control in-vivo imaging and other applications


A method of and device for acquiring in-vivo images or quantitative/qualitative data (perfusion, blood flow, vascularization, contrast enhancement, selective blood supply management) of interior parts of the human body (20) is described, using an imaging system (21) and including the steps of positioning the body (20) relatively to the imaging system (21), applying a respiratory resistance device (10) to the respiratory system of the body (20), and performing an image acquisition step during or concomitantly an inhalation/inspiration/suction or exhalation/valsalva/expiration phase, during which the body provides suction or exhalation against a resistance as provided by the respiratory resistance device (10).. .

06/30/16
20160191905 

Adaptive image acquisition and display using multi-focal display


Multiframe reconstruction combines a set of acquired images into a reconstructed image. Here, which images to acquire are selected based at least in part on the content of previously acquired images.

06/30/16
20160191801 

Real time assessment of picture quality


A computerized method for computing the photo quality of a captured image in a device image acquisition system, comprising on-board combining of a plurality of quality indicators computed from said captured image and its previous image frames quality indicators and a confidence level for at least one of said quality indicators, and using a processor to determine, based on said combining, whether photo quality is acceptable and taking differential action depending on whether quality is or is not acceptable.. .

06/30/16
20160191784 

Imaging device


Provided is an imaging device, including: an image acquisition unit for acquiring a plurality of images having different focal positions; an orientation acquisition unit for acquiring orientation information of the image acquisition unit; and an image processing unit for generating, from the plurality of images, an image having a depth of field which is enlarged compared to a depth of field of one of the plurality of images, in which a focal position setting value by which the focal position is determined is provided, and the focal position setting value is corrected based on the orientation information.. .

06/30/16
20160191766 

Microlens array imaging device and imaging method


A microlens array imaging device includes a main lens, a microlens array containing a plurality of microlenses, and an image acquisition unit. The main lens projects a first image of an object for the plurality of microlenses, each of which projects a second image of the first image on the image acquisition unit.

06/30/16
20160189547 

Driving safety system and barrier screening method thereof


A driving safety system mounted in a vehicle includes an image acquisition module and a distance detection module connected to a vehicle-mounted computer and respectively acquiring at least one piece of barrier information and at least one frame of image information. The vehicle-mounted computer analyzes the barrier information and the image information, constantly receives barrier information in the course of driving, and performs a screen and analysis algorithm to screen out noise from the surrounding environment and a comparison analysis algorithm to eliminate noise reflected from objects on the ground, to accurately acquire front target information.

06/30/16
20160189357 

Information processing device that implements image processing, and image processing method


The present invention provides an information processing device in which a degradation process of an input image is accurately estimated and a dictionary necessary for generating a desired restored image from the input image can be obtained. The information processing device is provided with: an image acquisition means that acquires a plurality of study images and an input image; and an estimation means that, on the basis of similarity between an arbitrary region of the input image and each of a plurality of degradation images in a case where regions of the study images corresponding to the arbitrary region are degraded on the basis of each of the plurality of degradation processes, outputs an estimated degradation process corresponding to the degradation process corresponding to the region of the input image..

06/30/16
20160189122 

Internet payment system using credit card imaging


A system and a method for conducting credit card transactions through a mobile device of a user. The mobile device comprises an image acquisition unit and a mobile application operated by the mobile device.

06/30/16
20160187655 

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


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

06/30/16
20160184924 

Method and device for local stabilization of a radiation spot on a remote target object


A method for local stabilization of a radiation spot on a remote target object, where the radiation spot is formed by a high energy laser beam that is aimed at the target object by a high energy radiation emitter, the includes illuminating the target object is illuminated by an illumination beam that is aimed at the target object by an illumination device. The method also includes receiving, by an image acquisition device, radiation reflected by the target object that is illuminated by the illumination beam, where the radiation reflected by the target object to the image acquisition device passes through the same optical path as the high energy laser beam.

06/30/16
20160183802 

Fluorescent image acquisition and projection real-time visualization of invisible fluorescent signal


A fluorescent image acquisition and projection method includes the steps of generating, by a plurality of light sources, invisible fluorescence under control of a control device and obtaining, by a detection unit, a signal of an invisible fluorescent image from a target object. The method further includes the steps of receiving from the detection unit and processing the invisible fluorescent image signal of the target object into a visible fluorescent signal, transmitting the visible fluorescent signal to a projector unit, and projecting, by the projector unit, the visible fluorescent signal onto the target object..

06/30/16
20160183787 

Apparatus and determining the orientation of anatomical cornea structures


An apparatus for determining an orientation of anatomical cornea structures includes: a lighting device, configured to direct a first luminous radiation, polarized with an orientable polarization direction, towards a cornea, when the cornea is in an observation seat; a control device, configured to modify an orientation of the polarization direction; an image acquisition device, arranged so as to receive a second luminous radiation, transmitted through the cornea arranged in the observation seat and illuminated by the first luminous radiation; and an acquisition polarizing filter, arranged so as to intercept the second luminous radiation directed towards the image acquisition device.. .

06/23/16
20160182863 

Vehicle circumference monitoring apparatus


A vehicle circumference monitoring apparatus includes: an image acquisition section that acquires captured image data output from an imaging section that is provided in a vehicle and images a circumference of the vehicle; a state acquisition section that acquires vehicle state data output from a vehicle state detection section that is provided in the vehicle and detects at least a roll state of the vehicle; a setting section that sets a center of rotation to rotate a display image depending on the roll state if the display image is displayed on a display device based on the captured image data; an image adjustment section that rotates a display state of the display image about the center of rotation that is set depending on the roll state; and an output section that outputs the display image to the display device.. .

06/23/16
20160182768 

Method and device for acquiring stream of the precisely time-stamped images


Method and device for acquiring stream of the precisely time-stamped images, including the modulated light source, controlled by the absolute global real-time-base (e.g. Provided by global navigation satellite system (gnss) controller) and the image acquisition and processing unit, decoding the light modulation waveform and determining the time-stamp for every image frame.

06/23/16
20160180569 

Image creation method, a computer-readable storage medium, and an image creation apparatus


An image capture apparatus includes an original image acquisition unit, a facial image creation unit, a theme decision unit, a face part replacement unit, and an animation character image creation unit. The original image acquisition unit acquires an original image as a target for processing.

06/23/16
20160178332 

Method and device for local stabilization of a radiation spot on a remote target object


A method for local stabilization of a radiation spot on a remote target object, where the radiation spot is formed by a high energy laser beam that is aimed at the target object by a high energy radiation emitter, includes illuminating the target object by an illumination beam that is aimed at the target object by an illumination device. The method also includes receiving, by an image acquisition device, radiation reflected by the target object that is illuminated by the illumination beam, where the radiation reflected by the target object to the image acquisition device passes through the same optical path as the high energy laser beam.

06/23/16
20160174934 

Method and system for guided ultrasound image acquisition


An exemplary system includes a navigation system, an imaging system, and a data acquisition and analysis system. The exemplary system provides actively guidance for ultrasound image acquisition based on position information provided by the navigation system at different times (e.g., before and after an interventional procedure), to ensure that image data is collected at the same location within the object of interest (e.g., a target region of the interventional procedure) using the same probe posture (e.g., location and/or orientation)..

06/23/16
20160174847 

Image acquisition apparatus, biological body information acquisition apparatus, and electronic apparatus


An image acquisition apparatus includes an imaging section including a light receiving device and a light emitting section that is superimposed on the imaging section and illuminates a subject. The light emitting section includes a light transmissive first substrate, a light emitting device provided on the device substrate, a barrier section as a resin layer that defines a light emitting region in the light emitting device, and a light transmissive portion that transmits light reflected off the illuminated subject and guides the reflected light to the light receiving device, and the barrier section contains an insulating resin material and a light absorbing material.

06/23/16
20160174823 

Image signal output apparatus and image signal transmission/reception system


An image signal output apparatus includes: a stereoscopic image generation unit that is provided with a first image signal that represents a first image and a second image signal that represents a second image with a parallax relative to the first image and that generates a stereoscopic image signal, wherein the first image is provided from a first image acquisition unit that picks up an image of a subject, and the second image is provided from a second image acquisition unit; a two-dimensional image signal generation unit that generates a two-dimensional image signal based on the first image signal or the second image signal; and a switching unit that can switch, for each of a plurality of output units, which image signal of the stereoscopic image signal and the two-dimensional image signal is supplied to which of the plurality of output units.. .

06/16/16
20160173789 

Image generation method and apparatus, and mobile terminal


The embodiments of the present disclosure provide an image generation method and apparatus and a mobile terminal. The image generation method includes: acquiring an initial image by using an image acquisition member; generating at least two layers including a processing layer having an object to be processed and a background layer for background display, based on the initial image; processing the object to be processed to obtain a processed processing layer, and/or processing the background layer to obtain a processed background layer; and merging the at least two layers including the processed processing layer and/or the processed background layer to obtain an image.
Sony Corporation


06/16/16
20160171653 

A color image acquisition


An imaging system color image acquisition including: an image sensor; a tunable spectral filter arranged in an optical path of light propagation towards the image sensor; and a controller connected to the image sensor and to the tunable spectral filter. The controller is configured and operable for generating a colored image by sequentially operating the tunable spectral filter for sequentially filtering light passing towards the image sensor with three or more different spectral filtering curves during three or more corresponding integration time durations.
Technology Innovation Momentum Fund (israel) Limited Partnership


06/16/16
20160171319 

Driver check apparatus


A driver check apparatus includes: a face image acquisition portion that obtains a face image of a driver in a vehicle; an extraction portion that extracts a face orientation and/or a sight direction of the driver, based on the face image obtained by the face image acquisition portion while the vehicle is stopped; and a first determination portion that determines whether the face orientation and/or the sight direction extracted by the extraction portion is within a predetermined visual recognition range in which a passenger in the vehicle is visually recognized.. .
Denso Corporation


06/16/16
20160170001 

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method


The present invention obtains high-quality images even in a case of measurement with a radial sampling method. For this purpose, pre-measurement is performed to extract only a component different for each blade from among shift amounts from among echo signals, and a shift amount in k-space of an echo signal by the said component is reflected to a reconstruction process.
Hitachi Medical Corporation


06/16/16
20160169662 

Location-based facility management system using mobile device


A location-based facility management system includes a database server configured to store object information on a management target facility acquired in advance as a database, an image acquisition module configured to acquire an object image and gps information, an auto calibration module provided with an auto calibration algorithm which decides an internal parameter for the image, a db input/output module configured to store the object information in the database server and to receive the object information from the database server, a position correction module provided with a position correction algorithm which corrects the gps information of the object image using the internal parameter decided by the auto calibration module and the object information received from the db input/output module, and a mobile device provided with a facility management application which detects a characterizing point of an object image acquired by a camera.. .
V & I Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160166137 

Dental apparatus, image acquisition method, and information processing apparatus


A dental apparatus includes a light irradiation unit for emitting a light to irradiate an oral cavity, an image capturing unit for image-capturing the oral cavity light irradiated by the light irradiation unit, and an output unit for outputting data for highlighting and displaying at least one of a plaque site and a calculus site on an image of the oral cavity based on an image captured result by the image capturing unit.. .
Sony Corporation


06/09/16
20160165214 

Image processing apparatus and mobile camera including the same


Disclosed is an image processing apparatus which includes a light projection unit for projecting infrared light having a predetermined pattern onto an object, an image acquisition unit for absorbing light having a visible-light band and transmitting light having an infrared wavelength band to acquire an image having a target pattern projected onto the object, and an image processing unit for obtaining information on 3d distance of the object using the light acquired by the image acquisition unit.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160165213 

Layered type color-depth sensor and three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus employing the same


Provided are a color-depth sensor and a three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus including the same. The color-depth sensor includes a color sensor that senses visible light and an infrared sensor that is stacked on the color sensor and senses infrared light.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160165140 

Method for camera motion estimation and correction


A motion estimation and correction system and methods are shown comprising: an image acquisition device configured to acquire an image via scanning an image frame over a period of time, an inertial measurement unit configured to measure at least one of a position, an orientation, and a movement of the image acquisition device during the period of time and output an indication of the movement as detected; and a state estimation module, operatively coupled to the inertial measurement unit and the image acquisition device, configured to estimate a state related to at least one of position and orientation of the image acquisition device based on the at least one of the position, the orientation, and the movement. In one example, systems and methods include using an inertial measurement unit along with an image acquisition device.
The Regents Of The University Of California


06/09/16
20160165119 

Image acquisition method and apparatus


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


06/09/16
20160163501 

Charged particle beam device and image acquisition method


A charged particle beam device includes: an image displacement vector calculation section that calculates an image displacement vector between a first local frame image and a second local frame image, the first local frame image including an area in a first frame image that is obtained by starting scanning at a timing that corresponds to a first phase of an alternating-current signal, and the area in the first frame image corresponds to a phase that undergoes a given phase shift from the first phase, and the second local frame image including an area in a second frame image that is obtained by starting scanning at a timing that corresponds to a second phase of the alternating-current signal that differs from the first phase, and the area in the second frame image corresponds to a phase that undergoes the given phase shift from the second phase; a scanning deflector that scans a charged particle beam (b) while deflecting the charged particle beam (b); a scanning correction signal generation section that generates a scanning correction signal that corrects the scanning of the charged particle beam (b) based on the image displacement vector; and a scanning signal supply section that supplies a scanning signal that is corrected based on the scanning correction signal to the scanning deflector in synchronization with the alternating-current signal.. .
Jeol Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163049 

Cell image evaluation device, method, and program


A cell image evaluation device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a cell, a cell evaluation unit that evaluates the cell image, and a maturity information acquisition unit that acquires information related to maturity of the cell. The cell evaluation unit determines a method for evaluating the cell image on the basis of the information related to the maturity..
Fujifilm Corporation


06/09/16
20160162740 

In-vehicle device


An in-vehicle device includes: an image acquisition unit that obtains a captured image from a camera that captures, via a camera lens, an image of a surrounding environment around a vehicle; an accumulation detection unit that individually detects a plurality of types of accumulation settled at the camera lens based upon the captured image; an image recognition unit that recognizes an object image, expressing a specific object present in the surrounding environment, in the captured image; a detection results integrating unit that calculates integrated detection results by integrating a plurality of sets of detection results based upon various sets of detection results pertaining to detection of the plurality of types of accumulation provided by the accumulation detection unit; and an operation control unit that controls operation executed by the image recognition unit based upon the integrated detection results.. .
Clarion Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161464 

Stem cell differentiation determination device, method, and program


A stem cell differentiation determination device includes an observation image acquisition unit that captures an image of an observation region including a stem cell in time series to acquire at least two observation images, a feature amount acquisition unit that acquires at least one feature amount of the stem cell for each observation image, a determination unit that determines whether or not the stem cell has been differentiated, on the basis of the feature amount, a change information acquisition unit that acquires information about a change in the feature amount between the observation images captured in time series or information about a change in a determination result from undifferentiation to differentiation between the observation images, and an output unit that outputs the information about a change in the feature amount or the information about a change in the determination result.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


06/09/16
20160161394 

Observation image determination device, method, and program


An observation image determination device includes an observation image acquisition unit that captures an image of an observation region including a stem cell to be cultured to acquire an observation image and a determination unit that determines whether a living body of a different type from the stem cell is included in the observation region. The determination unit determines whether the different type of living body is included in the observation region, on the basis of at least one of form information of an observation target and information about a change in the observation target over time which are acquired from the observation image..
Fujifilm Corporation


06/09/16
20160157715 

System, method and computer accessible medium for determining eye motion by imaging retina and providing feedback for acquisition of signals from the retina


The human eye is constantly in motion. For many imaging applications in the eye, eye motion on the time scale of the image acquisition distorts the images.
The General Hospital Corporation


06/02/16
20160156832 

Image acquisition device and focusing image acquisition device


In an image acquisition device, an optical path difference generating member can form an optical path length difference of a second light image without splitting light in a second optical path. This can suppress the quantity of light required for the second optical path to obtain information of the focal position, whereby a quantity of light can be secured for a first imaging device to capture an image.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


06/02/16
20160155240 

Multi-scale measuring the shape, movement and/or deformation of a structural part subjected to stresses by creating a plurality of colorimetric speckled patterns


Disclosed is a method for measuring movement and/or deformation of a study part subjected to an external stress, the method implementing a color digital image acquisition device and image correlation unit. The method includes: acquisition (250) of a plurality of color digital images of the surface of the study part by way of the color digital image acquisition device during the application of an external stress on the study part, and processing (260) of the color digital images acquired in the step of acquisition of a plurality of color digital images so as to highlight contrasting details on variable scales..
Ecole Normale SupÉrieure De Cachan


06/02/16
20160155239 

Cell tracking device and method, and storage medium non-transitory storing computer-readable cell tracking programs


A cell tracking device includes first and second image acquisition units, first and second tracking units and an interpolation unit. The first image acquisition unit picks up images of a cell under a short-time exposure condition at points in time to capture short-time exposure images.
Olympus Corporation


06/02/16
20160155228 

Medical image generation apparatus, method, and program


A medical image generation apparatus includes: a three-dimensional image acquisition unit that acquires a three-dimensional image in which a space including a patient is captured; an imparting unit that imparts, to each of voxels constituting the three-dimensional image, a living-body likelihood coefficient indicating a likelihood of being a living-body region of the patient; an updating unit that updates a luminance value of the voxel in which the imparted living-body likelihood coefficient shows a given value, through predetermined processing; a virtual viewpoint setting unit that sets a virtual viewpoint for transforming the three-dimensional image into a two-dimensional radiation image; and a radiation image generation unit that calculates a luminance value of a pixel constituting the radiation image based on the luminance value of the voxel existing along a line connecting each of the corresponding pixels and the virtual viewpoint.. .
National Institute Of Radiological Sciences


06/02/16
20160155225 

Textural analysis of lung nodules


Methods, apparatus, and other embodiments associated with classifying a region of tissue using textural analysis are described. One example apparatus includes an image acquisition logic that acquires an image of a region of tissue demonstrating ggo nodule pathology, a delineation logic that distinguishes ggo nodule tissue within the image from the background of the image, a texture logic that extracts a set of texture features from the image, a phenotype signature logic that computes a phenotypic signature from the image, a shape logic that extracts a set of shape features from the image, and a classification logic that classifies the ggo nodule tissue based, at least in part, on the set of texture features, the phenotypic signature, or the set of shape features.
Case Western Reserve University


06/02/16
20160155083 

Delivery management system, image forming apparatus, image acquisition apparatus, delivery management apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and delivery management method


A delivery management system includes a first image acquisition unit, a delivery information acquisition unit, an identification information acquisition unit, and a memory. The first image acquisition unit acquires, at an origin, an image of a delivery item to be delivered to a destination.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


06/02/16
20160155013 

Marker recognition device, marker recognition method, and recognition program


A marker recognition device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image including a marker having a predetermined feature value; a detection unit that generates scale-space image groups by applying a disturbance to the image including the marker acquired by the image acquisition unit, and detects a key point in the image including the marker by detecting the predetermined feature value based on a difference between the generated scale-space image groups; and a recognition unit that recognizes a position of the marker based on the key point detected by the detection unit.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


05/26/16
20160150219 

Methods circuits devices assemblies systems and functionally associated computer executable code for image acquisition with depth estimation


Disclosed are methods, circuits, devices, systems and functionally associated computer executable code for image acquisition with depth estimation. According to some embodiments, there may be provided an imaging device including: (a) one or more imaging assemblies with at least one image sensor; (b) at least one structured light projector adapted to project onto a scene a multiresolution structured light pattern, which patterns includes multiresolution symbols or codes; and (3) image processing circuitry, dedicated or programmed onto a processor, adapted to identify multiresolution structured light symbols/codes within an acquired image of the scene..
Mantisvision Ltd.


05/26/16
20160150138 

Inspection system


A front-end image acquisition component acquires photographs and/or videos of various goods, vehicles, vessels, and/or real estate fixtures. In one aspect, an image acquisition system comprises a hub with outwardly extending arms and supports for coupling to an upper support structure.
Sharp Cars Detailing & More, Llc


05/26/16
20160148117 

Attribute estimation system


The present invention provides an attribute estimation system capable of acquiring an image of a person whose attributes are to be estimated accurately and informing the person of an attribute estimation result. The attribute estimation system (1) includes: a mirror (11) equipped with an information display terminal (12); and an attribute estimation device (3).
Nec Solution Innovators, Ltd.


05/26/16
20160147083 

Focal length adjustment


A pair of spectacles comprises a pair of variable focal length lenses; an image acquisition system adapted to acquire images of each of a user's eyes; and a controller adapted to analyze the images to monitor the degree of vergence of the user's eyes, and to adjust a focal length of the variable focal length lenses to a value derived directly from the monitored degree of vergence.. .
Adlens Limited


05/26/16
20160147053 

Image acquisition device and image acquisition method


This image acquisition device comprises: a specimen stage on which a specimen as a target of image acquisition is to be mounted; a micro-use light source having a light emitting device and a heat dissipator for dissipating heat generated by the light emitting device, and emitting light to the specimen; an objective arranged so as to be opposed to the specimen on the stage, as a light-guide optical system for guiding an optical image of the specimen; a micro image acquisition unit configured to capture the optical image of the specimen thus guided; and a micro-use light source controller configured to control the light emitting device so as to implement the emission of light by the micro-use light source, during a standby period between image acquisition periods of capturing optical images of a plurality of specimens.. .
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


05/26/16
20160144978 

Drone equipped with an imaging device and with means of protecting the imaging device


A device for aerial image capture is provided, preferably for generating agronomic maps, and includes a remote-controlled aerodyne or drone that allows image acquisition. The present aerodyne includes a housing opening onto an exterior surface of the aerodyne via an opening, an imaging device positioned in the housing and arranged in such a way to be able to capture images through the opening, and a closure system including a hatch configured to adopt a closed position in which the opening is closed off, and an open position, in which the opening is uncovered, and an actuating member designed to position the hatch in either the closed or the open position..
Airnov


05/26/16
20160144325 

Analysis system in order to optimize power consuming of mixing carts according to the objective physical properties of the unifeed


The sensing means comprises at least an image acquisition device and the processing unit is configured to determine the degree of homogeneity of the feed mixture and/or configured to determine the length of the fibres included in the mixture.. .

05/19/16
20160142667 

Image acquisition device, image acquisition method and recording medium


A cpu sets an exposure value to conform to the entire imaging range acquired by an imaging section, and acquires an entire range image captured with this exposure value, at first acquisition timing for an entire-range-image movie. Also, the cpu sets an exposure value for a frame to conform to a main subject image or a predetermined area in the entire range image acquired by the imaging section, and acquires a cut-out image formed by trimming an image area including the main subject image or the predetermined area from an entire range image captured with this exposure value, at second acquisition timing for a partial-range-image movie..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142637 

Image acquisition and management


A reference image of one or more objects is displayed on the display of a mobile device in a manner that allows a user of the mobile device to simultaneously view the reference image and a preview image of the one or more objects currently in a field of view of a camera of the mobile device. An indication is provided to the user of the mobile device whether the camera of the mobile device is currently located within a specified amount of a distance at which the reference image was acquired.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142617 

Image acquisition device and image acquisition device focusing method


In an image acquisition device, an optical path length difference in a second light figure can be formed by arrangement of an optical path difference generating member, without need for splitting light in a second optical path for focus control. Therefore, it reduces the quantity of light into the second optical path necessary for acquisition of information of focal position while ensuring the quantity of light enough for execution of imaging by a first imaging device.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


05/19/16
20160142611 

Image acquisition and management


A reference image of one or more objects is displayed on the display of a mobile device in a manner that allows a user of the mobile device to simultaneously view the reference image and a preview image of the one or more objects currently in a field of view of a camera of the mobile device. An indication is provided to the user of the mobile device whether the camera of the mobile device is currently located within a specified amount of a distance at which the reference image was acquired.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160140718 

Vehicle position estimation device, method and computer readable recording medium


Sensor information acquisition section acquires surrounding information including three dimensional information of respective surrounding positions of subject vehicle, and positional information of subject vehicle. Road surface information extraction section generates road surface image in which acquired surrounding information is projected onto road surface on which subject vehicle is travelling.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho


05/19/16
20160140536 

Mobile phone payment system using integrated camera credit card reader


A system and a method for conducting credit card transactions through a mobile device of a user. The mobile device comprises an image acquisition unit and a mobile application operated by the mobile device.
Jumio Inc.


05/19/16
20160140410 

Image acquisition using a level-indication icon


During an information-extraction technique, visual suitability indicators may be displayed to a user of the electronic device to assist the user in acquiring an image of a document that is suitable for subsequent extraction of textual information. For example, an imaging application executed by the electronic device may display, in a window associated with the imaging application, a visual suitability indicator of a tilt orientation of the electronic device relative to a plane of the document.
Intuit Inc.


05/19/16
20160139389 

Microscope system


A microscope system includes a virtual-slide microscope that acquires a virtual-slide image of a specimen when mounted on a first stage, and a fluorescence microscope that acquires a fluorescence image of the specimen when mounted on a second stage. The virtual-slide microscope includes a display and an image-capturing-condition setting portion that sets image capturing conditions, including a fluorescence-image acquisition position, on the virtual-slide image.
Olympus Corporation


05/19/16
20160139225 

Method and multi-slice imaging of t2-relaxation time


An mri method includes performing a first image acquisition module of a pulse sequence to acquire a first mr data from slices disposed at different locations in a region of interest (roi) of an object; performing a second image acquisition module of the pulse sequence, to acquire a second mr data from the slices disposed at the different locations of the roi, with a t2 preparation time different than that of the first image acquisition module; and generating a t2 map based on the acquired first mr data and the acquired second mr data.. .
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.


05/19/16
20160137128 

Wireless reception device, vehicle rear sensor including the same and sensing rear image


A vehicle rear sensor includes an imaging device including an image acquisition unit, an encoder configured to encode image information captured by the image acquisition unit and a first transmitter configured to transmit the encoded signal, and a wireless reception device including a receiver configured to wirelessly receive a signal, a controller configured to determine whether the received signal is an event signal and a second transmitter configured to send the event signal and the received signal to a display device. The event signal has at least one byte for identifying a mode..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.






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