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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
05/26/16
20160150219 
 Methods circuits devices assemblies systems and functionally associated computer executable code for image acquisition with depth estimation patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailImage 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 patent thumbnailImage 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 patent thumbnailImage 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.


05/12/16
20160134791 

Apparatus and multiple mode image acquisition for iris imaging


The invention comprises an imaging apparatus housed within a mobile device housing, and configured to enable multiple image acquisition modes. The apparatus includes an image sensor, a first optical assembly, a second optical assembly and a controller.
Delta Id Inc.


05/12/16
20160134739 

Terminal and image file processing method


The present invention provides a terminal which includes an image acquisition unit configured to start a second image acquisition device to acquire a characteristic image of at least one photographer when it is detected that the terminal uses a first image acquisition device to acquire an image, an information acquisition unit configured to recognize and process the characteristic image acquired by the second acquisition device so as to acquire a recognition information list, and a processing unit configured to execute a preset operation on the image file acquired by the first image acquisition device according to the recognition information list. Accordingly, the present invention further provides an image file processing method.
Dongguan Yulong Telecommunication Tech Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160133434 

Image evaluation method and charged particle beam device


An image evaluation method includes: a template image acquisition step that designates part of a reference image to acquire a template image; a first comparative image acquisition step that acquires a first comparative image in which the position of the template image is moved in a first direction by a first moving amount relative to the reference image; a first evaluation step that performs a pattern matching process on the template image and the first comparative image and evaluates the template image; a second comparative image acquisition step that acquires a second comparative image in which the position of the template image is moved in a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction by a second moving amount relative to the reference image; and a second evaluation step that performs the pattern matching process on the template image and the second comparative image and evaluates the template image.. .
Jeol Ltd.


05/12/16
20160132724 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


An image processing device combines an image of a medium exposed to visible light and an image of the medium exposed to ultraviolet light so that parts printed with uv ink can be easily identified. A control device (image processing device) has an image acquisition unit that drives an image sensor -and acquires a first image by imaging the face a check when exposed to a visible first light, and acquires a second image by imaging the face of the check when exposed to an ultraviolet second light; a reverse image generating unit that generates a reversed second image by reversing light and dark in the second image; and a second synthesizing unit that generates a second synthesized image by combining the first image and the reversed second image.
Seiko Epson Corporation


05/12/16
20160128627 

Imaging enhanced visualization of near surface vascular structures


A sub-dermal structure visualization system and method is disclosed. The system may use an illumination module including: a near-infrared (nir) light source adapted to substantially uniformly illuminate an imaged area including sub-dermal regions thereof with nir light; and a first optical system including at least one optical element for controlling at least one of spectral and polarization properties of the nir light prior to illuminating the imaged area.
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


05/12/16
20160128545 

Endoscope controlling endoscope apparatus


An endoscope apparatus includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process that acquires a plurality of in vivo images; an in-focus evaluation value calculation process that calculates an in-focus evaluation value that represents a degree of in-focus corresponding to each of the plurality of in vivo images; a focus control process that controls a focus operation of an imaging optics by performing a control process that switches a position of a focus adjustment lens included in the imaging optics between a plurality of discrete positions based on the in-focus evaluation value; and a freeze image setting process that selects at least one in vivo image from the plurality of in vivo images based on the degree of in-focus represented by the in-focus evaluation value, and sets the selected at least one in vivo image to be a freeze image..
Olympus Corporation


05/05/16
20160125273 

Machine learning device and classification device for accurately classifying into category to which content belongs


An image acquisition unit of a machine learning device acquires n learning images assigned with labels to be used for categorization (n is a natural number larger than or equal to 2). A feature vector acquisition unit acquires a feature vector representing a feature from each of the n learning images.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125243 

Human body part detection system and human body part detection method


A human body part detection system includes: a learning mode storing unit storing a learning model; a depth image acquisition unit acquiring a depth image; a foreground human extraction unit extracting a human area; and a human body part detection unit detecting the human body part based on the human area and the learning model. The detection unit calculates a direction of a geodesic path at a first point based on a shortest geodesic path from a base point to a first point, selects a pixel pair at positions obtained after rotating positions of a pixel pair for calculation of the feature in the learning model in accordance with the direction, calculates a feature at the first point based on depth of the selected pair, and determines a label corresponding to the human body part based on the feature at the first point and learning model..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125230 

Method and device for recognizing image


An image recognition method and device are disclosed. The disclosed device may include: a reference image storage unit configured to convert reference images into 1-dimensional vectors and store the converted 1-dimensional vectors; an image acquisition unit configured to obtain an input image; an image converter unit configured to convert the input image into a 1-dimensional vector, apply dimension reduction, and calculate coefficients for expressing the input image as a linear sum of vectors forming a reference image for each of the reference images; and a determiner unit configured to determine a reference image corresponding to the input image by performing a subtraction computation of subtracting a value obtained by applying the coefficients calculated for each reference image to a relevant reference image from the converted input image.
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University


05/05/16
20160124524 

Wearable touch device and wearable touch method


A wearable touch device comprising a carrier, a pattern emitting unit, an image acquisition unit, an image monitoring unit and a processing unit, the carrier is wearable, the pattern emitting unit emits a scanning pattern to a touch surface capable of being touched by a touch end, the image acquisition unit is used for acquiring an image formed by projecting the scanning pattern on the touch surface and sending image information of the acquired image to the processing unit, the image monitoring unit is used for monitoring current light energy of the scanning pattern in regions of the touch surface and sending current light energy information to the processing unit, and the processing unit is used for processing the image information of the acquired image and the current light energy information to determine a touch position of the touch end on the touch surface and generate corresponding command information.. .
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160124204 

Sample retaining member insertion-removal mechanism and image acquisition device


A sample retaining member insertion-removal mechanism is configured so that a receiver is driven to an advance position by a receiver driving unit to project out through an opening of a stage so that a receiving surface makes a downward slope toward a receiving surface positioning portion. Because of this, the sample retaining member insertion-removal mechanism can position the sample retaining member by the receiving surface positioning portion through the use of the downward slope of the receiving surface by simply placing the sample retaining member on the receiving surface.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


05/05/16
20160124203 

Microscope and microscope image acquisition method


To prevent unwanted exposure of a specimen with excitation light despite magnification switching, a microscope of the present invention includes: a detection optical system that detects fluorescence emitted from the specimen; a light-sheet illumination optical system, serving as an excitation light source, that causes planar excitation light to be incident along a direction intersecting an optical axis of the detection optical system; and a control section that, when the magnification of the detection optical system is raised, controls the light-sheet illumination optical system so as to reduce a radiation width of the excitation light made incident on the specimen by the light-sheet illumination optical system.. .
Olympus Corporation


05/05/16
20160123742 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


To provide navigation to a destination to a user even in a state in which acquisition of a current position via a positioning module is difficult. There is provided an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image onto which a real object including a visual recognition target is projected; a recognition unit configured to recognize relative arrangement of a terminal that has captured the image to the real object by executing image recognition of the recognition target; and a control unit configured to display a display object indicating a direction toward a destination of a user on a screen of the terminal on the basis of the relative arrangement of the terminal recognized by the recognition unit..
Sony Corporation


05/05/16
20160121215 

Non-transitory computer-readable medium storing game program, control computer, information processing apparatus, image output apparatus, image output method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing image output program


Provided is an image output device including image acquisition means for acquiring an image related to a subject captured by a user, position information acquisition means for acquiring position information indicating a position where the image is captured, generation means for generating a landscape image in which an image based on the image acquired by the image acquisition means is superimposed on an image obtained by capturing the landscape, when displaying the image obtained by capturing the landscape of position information acquired by the position information acquisition means, and image output means for outputting the landscape image.. .
Tyffon Inc.


05/05/16
20160121141 

Automatic correlation modeling of an internal target


A method and apparatus to automatically control the timing of an image acquisition by an imaging system in developing a correlation model of movement of a target within a patient.. .
Accuray Incorporated


05/05/16
20160121140 

Automatic correlation modeling of an internal target


A method and apparatus to automatically control the timing of an image acquisition by an imaging system in developing a correlation model of movement of a target within a patient.. .
Accuray Incorporated


05/05/16
20160120759 

Assistance device for medication compliance


An assistance device for medication compliance is provided. The assistance device includes an image acquisition module, a process module, and an alarming module.
I Home Smart Technology Company


05/05/16
20160120524 

Apparatus and supporting biopsy


A control unit configured to control the ultrasonic unit and the optical-image acquisition unit. The control unit calculates the positional relationship between the biopsy probe and the target by aligning a feature portion in the ultrasonic image and a feature portion corresponding thereto in the optical image and controls the puncture state of the biopsy probe on the basis of the positional relationship..

04/28/16
20160119563 

Imaging device and image acquisition device


An imaging device comprises at least one unit pixel cell. Each of them comprises: a photoelectric conversion layer having a first and second surfaces; a pixel electrode and a shield electrode located on the first surface and separated from each other, a shield voltage being applied to the shield electrode; an upper electrode located on the second surface and opposing to the pixel electrode and the shield electrode, a counter voltage being applied to the upper electrode; a charge accumulation node electrically connected to the pixel electrode; and a charge detection circuit electrically connected to the charge accumulation node.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119562 

Imaging device and image acquisition device


An imaging device, comprising: at least one unit pixel cell; and a voltage application circuit that generates at least two different voltages, each of the at least one unit pixel cell comprising: a photoelectric conversion layer having a first surface and a second surface being on a side opposite to the first surface, a pixel electrode located on the first surface, an auxiliary electrode located on the first surface, the auxiliary electrode being separated from the pixel electrode and electrically connected to the voltage application circuit, an upper electrode located on the second surface, the upper electrode opposing to the pixel electrode and the auxiliary electrode, a charge storage node electrically connected to the pixel electrode, and a charge detection circuit electrically connected to the charge storage node.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117825 

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and allocation information generation method


An information processing apparatus includes a measurement information acquisition unit, an image acquisition unit, an image recognition unit, and a generation unit. The measurement information acquisition unit acquires measurement information obtained by measuring a space in which at least one device and at least one object are allocated.

04/28/16
20160117800 

Photographic image acquistion device and method


A photographic image acquisition device comprising a primary image sensor optically coupled to a primary imaging lens and at least one secondary image sensor optically to a secondary imaging lens, the optical axes of the primary and the secondary lenses set parallel to each other, both image sensors set in the same geometric plane, such that both focal plane arrays receive optical projections of the same scene.. .
Entropix, Inc.


04/28/16
20160113632 

Method and system for 3d acquisition of ultrasound images


The invention relates to a method for 3d ultrasound image acquisition as well as to a system for conducting the method. The proposed method checks whether the current ultrasound image (401, 402) has at least a pixel in the volume of interest (301), wherein in case the current image (401, 402) has no pixel in the volume of interest (301), the current image (401, 402) is discarded, wherein otherwise the current ultrasound image (401, 402) is segmented and compounded into said 3d model (403) to be generated which is displayed in real-time on the display (101) and particularly overlaid on the displayed pre-acquired image (305), wherein particularly in case a new current ultrasound image (401, 402) is compounded into the 3d model (403), the displayed 3d model (403) on the display (101) is updated.
Cascination Ag


04/28/16
20160113622 

Catheter for detection of ultrasound and photoacoustic signals and ultrasound/photoacoustic image acquisition system using the same


The catheter is configured so as to irradiate condensed light by using the lens optical fiber and to receive the photoacoustic signal or to receive and transmit the ultrasound signal. Accordingly, it is possible to simultaneously acquire an ultrasound image and a high-resolution photoacoustic image..

04/28/16
20160113607 

Apparatus and tomosynthesis image acquisition


A method for image acquisition includes selectively concealing and exposing an x-ray source to a target object while the x-ray source travels along a first path and moving an x-ray detector along a second path in a first direction while the x-ray source is exposed to the target object. The method further includes moving the x-ray detector along the second path in a second direction generally opposite the first direction while the x-ray source is concealed from the target object..
General Electric Company


04/28/16
20160113606 

Methods and systems for dynamically modifying acquisition parameter during image acquisition


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


04/21/16
20160110862 

Method for acquiring and processing medical images


Disclosed herein is a method for acquiring and processing a medical image, comprising obtaining the first to n-th sectional images of the first to n-th regions through non-sequential sectional-image acquisition starting from one of the first to n-th regions and sequentially arranging the obtained first to n-th sectional images.. .

04/21/16
20160110610 

Image processor, image processing method, and computer program


Disclosed herein is an image processor including: a depth image acquisition portion adapted to acquire a depth image for an image frame making up the movie, the depth image representing, as a pixel value on an image plane, a subject distance from an imaging device; an edge extraction portion adapted to generate an edge image for the image frame and identify a picture area of a tracked target in the depth image on the basis of an outline of the tracked target represented by tracking results for the image frame at a previous time so as to extract an edge in an area limited on the basis of the picture area; and a tracking section adapted to compare the extracted edge against an outline candidate for the tracked target to find a likelihood so as to estimate the outline of the tracked target and output the outline as tracking results.. .

04/21/16
20160108353 

Culture observation apparatus and culture observation system


An object is to lessen a troublesome checking task during cell culturing. A culture observation apparatus of the present invention includes: a light source unit that radiates illumination light onto the inside of a transparent culture vessel from a side surface of the culture vessel; an image acquisition unit that images, of the illumination light radiated from the light source unit, scattered light emitted from the inside of the culture vessel to acquire images; and a transmission unit that sends the images acquired by the image acquisition unit to the outside.

04/14/16
20160104032 

Face searching and detection in a digital image acquisition device


A method of detecting a face in an image includes performing face detection within a first window of the image at a first location. A confidence level is obtained from the face detection indicating a probability of the image including a face at or in the vicinity of the first location.

04/14/16
20160103231 

Radiation image acquisition device


A radiation image acquisition device includes: a radiation source which emits radiation; a wavelength conversion member of a flat plate shape which generates scintillation light according to incidence of the radiation emitted from the radiation source and transmitted by an object; first imaging means which condenses and images the scintillation light emitted from an entrance surface for the radiation in the wavelength conversion member; and second imaging means which condenses and images the scintillation light emitted from a surface opposite to the entrance surface in the wavelength conversion member, wherein one of the first imaging means and the second imaging means condenses the scintillation light emitted from the entrance surface or the opposite surface in a direction of a normal thereto, and wherein the other of the first imaging means and the second imaging means condenses the scintillation light emitted from the entrance surface or the opposite surface in a direction inclined with respect to a direction of a normal thereto.. .

04/14/16
20160102977 

Surveying instrument


The invention provides a surveying instrument, which comprises a gnss device, a frame unit rotatable in a horizontal direction, a telescope unit as mounted rotatably in a vertical direction on the frame unit, an image acquiring unit installed on the telescope unit, a driving unit for rotating and driving the frame unit and the telescope unit, a horizontal angle measuring unit for detecting a horizontal angle of the frame unit, a vertical angle measuring unit for detecting a vertical angle of the telescope unit, and a control device having a reference clock signal generating unit for producing a reference clock signal, wherein the control device produces a time signal to indicate a standard time from a signal acquired from the gnss device, puts a time stamp on the time signal based on the reference clock signal, associates the time signal with the reference clock signal, measures a horizontal angle by the horizontal angle measuring unit at a moment when the telescope unit sights the sun and acquires an image signal by the image acquiring unit, puts a time stamp on the image signal based on the reference clock signal, calculates a standard time at a time of image acquisition based on a time stamp of the image signal and the reference clock signal, calculates an azimuth angle of the sun at the standard time based on a latitude and a longitude of a point where the surveying instrument is installed and a standard time at the time of image acquisition, and updates a horizontal angle as measured by the horizontal angle measuring unit by the azimuth angle.. .

04/14/16
20160100756 

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes a planar image acquisition unit configured to acquire a planar image of a subject, a tomographic image acquisition unit configured to acquire a tomographic image indicating a polarization state of the subject, and a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display the planar image and the tomographic image indicating the polarization state side by side.. .

04/07/16
20160096298 

Injection molding system


Types of molded articles carried by a carrier are identified and the molded articles are sorted based on image-related information for the molded articles molded based on set operating conditions for injection molding machines and molded article images acquired by an image acquisition unit. It is thus possible to narrow down candidate images in processing in a molded article identification unit, thereby making it possible to construct an injection molding system that has excellent production efficiency with a reduced load on processing in the molded article identification unit..
Fanuc Corporation


04/07/16
20160095581 

Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus


An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus of an embodiment includes: an ultrasonic image generation section that generates an ultrasonic image based on a reception signal from an ultrasonic probe; a position information acquisition section that acquires position information on a three-dimensional space of the ultrasonic probe; an image acquisition section that obtains image data and acquires a reference image corresponding to the ultrasonic image based on the image data; a reference image forming section that identifies a to-be-displayed cross section orientation of the acquired reference image and forms a reference image which a cross section orientation is identified; and a display section that displays a formed reference image by the reference image forming section and ultrasonic image formed by the ultrasonic image generation section.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


03/31/16
20160094817 

Image processing device and image processing method


An image processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process that acquires an image captured by an image sensor that includes a first-color filter having first transmittance characteristics, a second-color filter having second transmittance characteristics, and a third-color filter having third transmittance characteristics, and a correction process that multiplies a pixel value that corresponds to a second color by a first coefficient to calculate a component value that corresponds to the overlapping region of the first transmittance characteristics and the third transmittance characteristics, and corrects a pixel value that corresponds to a first color, the pixel value that corresponds to the second color, and a pixel value that corresponds to a third color based on the component value that corresponds to the overlapping region.
Olympus Corporation


03/31/16
20160094774 

Mobile device image acquisition using objects of interest recognition


An approach is provided for acquiring images with camera-enabled mobile devices using objects of interest recognition. A mobile device is configured to acquire an image represented by image data and process the image data to identify a plurality of candidate objects of interest in the image.
Yahoo! Inc.


03/31/16
20160093049 

Image processing apparatus, controlling image processing apparatus, program, and storage medium


An image processing apparatus and method are disclosed, which processes an image of a target object. The image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit which acquires a series of first images and a series of second images of the target object which are scanned at a first pull-back speed and at a second pull-back speed faster than the first pull-back speed, a correlation unit which correlates first images, which are scanned at the first pull-back speed, with first images, which are scanned at the second pull-back speed, and a control unit which correlates a series of the first images which are scanned at the first pull-back speed and a series of the second images which are scanned at the second pull-back speed so as to display the images on a display apparatus, based on the result of the correlation..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/31/16
20160093030 

Radiographic image processing device, radiographic image processing method, and recording medium


A radiographic image processing device includes: an image acquisition section that acquires a subject image detected by a shielded detection portion and a non-shielded detection portion; an area information acquisition section that acquires area information which is information for specifying a non-shielded image area and a shielded image area; and a scattered ray suppression section that estimates spreading of scattered rays generated in a non-shielded subject portion, estimates that scattered rays that spread to the non-shielded image area from a shielded subject portion are not present, calculates a scattered ray component in each position in the non-shielded image area as the estimated scattered rays reach each position in the non-shielded image area, and suppresses the scattered ray component in each position in the non-shielded image area according to the calculated scattered ray component.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


03/31/16
20160092752 

Image recognition apparatus


An image recognition apparatus includes a storage unit which stores a plurality of pieces of identical recognition reference data which are used as references for recognizing a specific object from an image, an image recognition unit which recognizes the specific object by alternately making a switch between the plurality of pieces of recognition reference data, on a frame basis, stored in the storage unit, for consecutive frames of the image acquired by an image acquisition unit, and a recognition determining unit which, on condition that recognition results obtained by the image recognition unit by using the plurality of pieces of recognition reference data meet a predetermined matching condition, outputs the recognition results as effective recognition results.. .
Denso Corporation


03/31/16
20160092731 

Optical system for an image acquisition device


An optical system for an image acquisition device comprises a filter comprising a central aperture arranged to transmit both visible and selected near infra-red (nir) wavelengths and a peripheral aperture arranged to block visible wavelengths and to transmit the nir wavelengths. An image sensor comprises an array of pixels including pixels sensitive to visible wavelengths and corresponding pixels sensitive to the nir wavelengths.
Fotonation Limited


03/31/16
20160091423 

Apparatus and measuring hemoglobin concentration within blood using light and heat light scattering


An apparatus for measuring a hemoglobin concentration includes a reference light source unit, a light and heat light source unit configured to emit a light and heat beam for generating a light and heat effect, an accommodation unit configured to accommodate obtained blood samples, an image acquisition unit configured to write a primary pattern formed after the reference beam emitted by the reference light source unit is incident on the accommodation unit and a secondary pattern formed under an influence of a light and heat effect after the light and heat beam emitted by the light and heat light source unit is incident on the accommodation unit, and a concentration calculation unit electrically connected to the image acquisition unit and configured to calculate a hemoglobin concentration based on a difference between the primary pattern and the secondary pattern.. .
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University


03/31/16
20160089103 

Systems and methods for optimized image acquisition with image-guided decision support


A system for optimized image acquisition includes an user interface for receiving a first input indicating a selection of an anatomical region of a subject and receiving a second input indicating a selection of at least one feature of interest and at least one appropriate property of the at least one feature of interest. Further, the system includes a scanning unit for moving the subject to isocenter of a magnet and acquiring at least one image of the anatomical region of the subject.
General Electric Company


03/24/16
20160086769 

Semiconductor inspection system and methods of inspecting a semiconductor device using the same


A semiconductor inspection system including an ion beam milling unit configured to irradiate at least one cluster-ion beam onto a surface of a sample wafer and etch the surface of the sample wafer and an image acquisition unit configured to irradiate an electron beam onto the etched surface of the sample wafer and acquire an image of the etched surface may be provided.. .

03/24/16
20160086238 

On-line video and image system


A handheld computing device for editing images and a method thereof the handheld computing device can include a screen, a memory for storing an application for at least one of image acquisition, image uploading, and image editing, and a processor. The handheld computing device can receive a notification message from a first external device over a communication network, the notification message containing location information for accessing a specific image, the location information indicating an internet-address of the specific image, access the specific image by using the location information, display the specific image on the screen, and perform an image editing option on the screen to edit the displayed specific image based on the application stored in the memory.
Lg Electronics Inc.


03/24/16
20160086024 

Object detection method, object detection apparatus, and program


An object detection method includes an image acquisition step of acquiring an image including a target object, a layer image generation step of generating a plurality of layer images by one or both of enlarging and reducing the image at a plurality of different scales, a first detection step of detecting a region of at least a part of the target object as a first detected region from each of the layer images, a selection step of selecting at least one of the layer images based on the detected first detected region and learning data learned in advance, a second detection step of detecting a region of at least a part of the target object in the selected layer image as a second detected region, and an integration step of integrating a detection result detected in the first detection step and a detection result detected in the second detection step.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/24/16
20160081648 

Image analysis device, image analysis method, and program


In an image analysis device, an image analysis method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium, it is determined whether a radiographic image is captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid. The image analysis device includes: a radiographic image acquisition section; a dosage data acquisition section that acquires dosage data indicating, in a time-series manner, a dosage of radiation rays exposed to a specific position in an imaging area in a specific period; and a determining section that determines whether the dosage data has a first feature indicating a dosage variation as a plurality of radiation absorbing bodies and a radiation transmitting body disposed between adjacent radiation absorbing bodies pass through a space between the specific position and a radiation source, and determines that the radiographic image corresponding to the dosage data determined to have the first feature is a rocking grid use image captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid..
Fujifilm Corporation


03/17/16
20160080706 

Device for acquiring bimodal images


The invention relates to an image acquisition device comprising a sensor composed of an array of photosensitive pixels, and an array of elementary filters covering the sensor. Pixels may be of three different types: panchromatic pixels, primary colour pixels and infrared pixels.
Photonis France


03/17/16
20160080632 

Image acquisition device and creating focus map for specimen


An image acquisition device reciprocates a focal position of an objective lens with respect to a sample in the optical axis direction of the objective lens, while moving a field position of the objective lens with respect to the sample. This makes it possible to acquire contrast information of image data at the field position of the objective lens sequentially as the field position moves with respect to the sample.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


03/17/16
20160078598 

Image processor and image processing method


An image processor has an image acquisition unit to acquire a plurality of image data items obtained by imaging an identical subject, a distance estimator to estimate a distance from a reference position to predetermined pixels, a threshold value determining unit to determine a threshold value of the distance, a plurality of foreground/background separators to separate the common image in the image data items into the foreground image and the background image, a plurality of image clipping units to generate a partial background image, a plurality of image enlargers to generate an enlarged partial background image from the image data items, a occlusion interpolator to generate an interpolated occlusion image by interpolating lacking pixels, and a composite image generator to generate a composite image based on the foreground image and the interpolated occlusion image.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/17/16
20160078318 

Terminal device, information processing device, object identifying method, program, and object identifying system


A device, apparatus, and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, a device may include an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image, and a transmission unit configured to transmit information associated with the image to an information processing apparatus, such as a server.
Sony Corporation


03/17/16
20160078311 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


[solution] provided is an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit that acquires a 360° image; and a rotational angle computation unit that computes a rotational angle of the 360° image in a manner that a reference point included in the 360° image is positioned in a designated orientation with respect to a center of the 360° image.. .

03/17/16
20160078056 

Data processing method and data processing system


The invention provides a data processing method, comprising: a first terminal performs image acquisition on at least one photographic object entity, and encodes the image and corresponding recognition information to form video data which is sent to a second terminal; the second terminal performs data separation on the video data to obtain a video file and recognition information associated with at least one photographic object in the video file; the second terminal recognizes at least one photographic object in the video file according to the recognition information, and forms a corresponding operation area in the video file; and when the video file is played, the second terminal performs an associated operation function according to a detected operation action on a designated operation area.. .
Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.


03/17/16
20160077322 

Image acquisition device and acquiring focusing information for specimen


In an image acquisition device, an optical path difference generating member can form an optical path length difference of a second optical 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.


03/17/16
20160077020 

Method and device for observing and analysing optical singularities in glass containers


For containers of high transmittance, taking the view of the container portion by the image acquisition device receiving light beams coming from a portion of the light-emitting surface (6) that is diametrically opposite relative to the container.. .

03/17/16
20160077007 

System and controlling depth of imaging in tissues using fluorescence microscopy under ultraviolet excitation following staining with fluorescing agents


The present disclosure relates to a method for analyzing tissue specimens. In one implementation the method involves obtaining a tissue sample and exposing the sample to one or more fluorophores as contrast agents to enhance contrast of subcellular compartments of the tissue sample.
The Regents Of The University Of California


03/17/16
20160074012 

Apparatus and ultrasound image acquisition, generation and display


A method of ultrasound image acquisition, generation and display includes the steps of: acquiring ultrasound image data corresponding to an anatomic region being examined using an ultrasound probe; generating an ultrasound image based on the image data; displaying the image on a display; generating a map of the outer surface of the anatomic region; detecting the position of the probe during image data acquisition; identifying on the map the point corresponding to the detected position of the probe; and displaying the map in which such point is marked, at the same time as the ultrasound image is displayed.. .
Medcom Gmbh


03/10/16
20160073020 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


[solution] provided is an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit that acquires taken images taken in chronological succession via a fisheye lens; a vector acquisition unit that acquires motion vectors from the taken images; and a point detection unit that detects a point of origin or a point of convergence of the motion vectors.. .

03/10/16
20160071321 

Image processing device, image processing system and storage medium


According to one embodiment, an image processing device includes a subject image acquisition module, a first clothing image acquisition module and a second clothing image generator. The subject image acquisition module is configured to acquire subject images which are images of a subject successively picked up by an image pickup module.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/10/16
20160070955 

Portrait generating device and portrait generating method


A portrait generating device has an image acquisition unit that acquires a facial image in which an object person is photographed, an image correction unit that generates a corrected facial image by performing correction processing on the facial image, at least a part of the face being corrected in the correction processing, and a portrait generator that generates a portrait of the object person using the corrected facial image.. .
Omron Corporation


03/10/16
20160070947 

Image acquisition device and image acquisition method


Light is emitted on one side of a paper sheet 100, which is being transported on a transport path, from a first light source 11, and light is emitted on other side of the paper sheet 100 from a second light source 21 and a fourth light source 22. A first light receiving sensor 14 receives a first reflected light, which is the light emitted by the first light source 11 and reflected from the one side of the paper sheet 100.
Glory Ltd.


03/10/16
20160069823 

Method and controlling fluence in computed x-ray imaging


The present invention pertains to a system and method for x-ray imaging wherein a targeted fluence at the detector for projection images can be achieved at a plurality of projection angles around the imaging subject by control of exposure times implemented during image acquisition. Exposure time for a second projection image may be determined by the fluence in a first projection image, and in a third projection image by the fluence in a second projection image, where projection images are acquired within two degrees of one another.
Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.


03/10/16
20160069786 

An optical system and a real-time analysis of a liquid sample


An optical system suitable for determining a characteristic as a function of time of at least a part of a liquid volume comprising a plurality of objects. The optical system provides a fast detection of a change in the liquid volume.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/10/16
20160066775 

Methods, systems, and imaging spectroscopy


Imaging spectrometers can be used to generate hyperspectral images for medical diagnoses, contaminant detection, and food safety inspections, among other applications. An exemplary imaging spectrometer includes an integrated position sensing array that measures the relative positions of the interferometer components based on an interference pattern generated by illuminating the interferometer with a reference beam.

03/03/16
20160065942 

Depth image acquisition apparatus and acquiring depth information


A depth image acquisition apparatus and a method of acquiring depth information are provided. The method of acquiring depth information includes: sequentially projecting, to a subject, n different beams of light emitted from a light source for a time period including an idle time for each of the n different beams of transmitted light, where n is a natural number that is equal to or greater than 3; modulating, using a light modulation signal, beams of reflected light that are obtained by reflection of the n different beams from the subject; obtaining n phase images corresponding to the n different beams of light by capturing, using a rolling shutter method, the modulated beams of reflected light; and obtaining depth information by using the obtained n phase images..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065937 

Assist visually impaired person and controlling the same


An assist apparatus for a visually impaired person is provided. The assist apparatus includes an image acquisition unit including a sensor unit, a gravity sensor, at least one retractable and extendable protrusion, a motor drive, and a processor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065928 

Surround video playback


Methods and systems are disclosed including a computing device configured to allow a user to view a multi-stream video from a selected angle/direction with respect to the contents of the multi-stream video, under the user's control. The multi-stream video is generated using multiple image acquisition devices (iad), such as cameras, simultaneously, consecutively, or independently filming a scene, each iad having a different position with respect to each of the other iads.

03/03/16
20160065912 

Machine vision systems and methods with predictive motion control


Systems and methods trigger an image acquisition of an object using motion data communicated from a motion controller on a network, the motion controller coupled to a motion drive. Based upon motion data from the motion controller, a virtual axis application is used to plan the movement of a virtual axis for a motion cycle, the virtual axis allowing an acquisition trigger rate to be calculated to follow movement of the object caused by the motion drive.
Cognex Corporation


03/03/16
20160065861 

Modification of post-viewing parameters for digital images using image region or feature information


A method of generating one or more new digital images using an original digitally-acquired image including a selected image feature includes identifying within a digital image acquisition device one or more groups of pixels that correspond to the selected image feature based on information from one or more preview images. A portion of the original includes automatically generating values of pixels of one or more new images based on the selected portion in a manner which includes the selected image feature within the one or more new images..
Fotonation Limited


03/03/16
20160065849 

Iimage acquisition apparatus, controlling image acquisition apparatus, computer-readable recording medium non-transitorily storing control program of image acquisition apparatus, and image acquisition system


An image acquisition apparatus includes a display unit configured to display first display images corresponding to first sequential images generated by an imager unit by imaging simultaneously with second display images corresponding to range specifying sequential images received by a communication unit from at least another image acquisition apparatus, the range specifying sequential images respectively corresponding to second sequential images generated by imaging and being smaller in communication amount than the second sequential images. The image acquisition apparatus further includes an operation unit configured to receive a specified range which is a range in the second sequential images specified by a user operation based on the second display image displayed on the display unit, and a controller unit configured to cause the communication unit to receive the second sequential images including at least the specified range..
Olympus Corporation


03/03/16
20160065818 

Electronic device flash shutter


An electronic device may have a camera module for acquiring still and video digital images of a subject. A light source such as a light-emitting diode may serve as a flash for the camera module.
Apple Inc.


03/03/16
20160063340 

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, information processing method and storage medium


According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition module, an elevation-angle acquisition module, a character deformation specification module, a character detection dictionary storage, a character detection dictionary selector and a character detector. The elevation-angle acquisition module is configured to acquire an elevation angle of a photographic device assumed when the photographic device has obtained an acquired image.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/03/16
20160063333 

Image processing apparatus


An image processing apparatus includes: an image processor which: receives a captured-image from an image acquisition part acquiring the captured-image from a camera that captures an image of a vicinity of a vehicle; project data of the captured-image onto a virtual projection plane provided in the vicinity of the vehicle; and correct deformation of the captured-image caused by projection of the captured-image onto the virtual projection plane. In a case of presence of a command indicative of enlarging a portion of the captured-image, the image processor corrects the deformation of the captured-image by using a greater correction amount than that used in a case of absence of the input of the command indicative of enlarging the portion of the captured-image.
Fujitsu Ten Limited


03/03/16
20160063317 

Facial-expression assessment device, dance assessment device, karaoke device, and game device


The present invention provides a facial expression grading system that can achieve improved quantitative evaluation of expressiveness of a user by grading a facial expression of the user. The facial expression grading system (1) of the present invention includes: a face image acquisition unit (11) configured to acquire a face image of a target person subjected to grading; a facial expression estimation unit (12) configured to estimate a facial expression from the acquired face image; a facial expression grading unit (13) configured to grade the estimated facial expression of the face image with reference to a predetermined criterion; and a grading result display unit (14) configured to display a grading result..
Nec Solution Innovators, Ltd.


03/03/16
20160063310 

Bird detection device, bird detection system, bird detection method, and program


A bird detection device equipped with: a captured image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image; a bird candidate image extraction unit that extracts a bird candidate image, which is a candidate bird image, from the captured image; and a bird detection determination unit that, on the basis of the time required for the bird candidate image to move in accordance with the size of the bird candidate image in the captured image, determines whether a bird has been detected. The bird detection determination unit also can determine whether a bird has been detected on the basis of the degree of change in the shape of the bird candidate image for a prescribed time interval..
Nec Corporation


03/03/16
20160063307 

Image acquisition device and control method therefor


The image acquisition device has a stage that supports the sample, and an imaging unit that has an image forming optical system forming an image of the sample and captures the formed image. The image acquisition device further includes a specimen information acquisition unit that acquires information on presence or absence of a specimen included in the sample based on an imaging result of the imaging unit, and a control unit that moves the stage based on the information on the presence or absence of the specimen..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/03/16
20160063305 

Image processing device and image processing method


An image processing device for correcting at least a portion of a face image containing a person's face, includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a face image, a region extractor that extracts a pupil region containing a pupil from the face image, a determination unit that determines a presence or absence of halation in the pupil region, a first template acquisition unit that acquires a first template image which is a correction template image, a reference color acquisition unit that acquires a reference color corresponding to the person from the face image, a second template acquisition unit that generates a second template image using the first template image and the reference color, and a correction unit that composites the second template image with at least the region in the pupil region where the halation occurred to correct the halation.. .
Omron Corporation


03/03/16
20160061925 

Automated optimization of mri image acquisition parameters


Where p is a proportionality constant; and, determining optimal values of tr and te that yield a maximum value of cnrab(tr,te). In other embodiments of the invention, the method includes optimization of additional acquisition parameters.

03/03/16
20160058362 

Acquiring cervical images


The invention provides a system (100) for acquiring cervical images which comprises an image acquisition subsystem (120) for acquiring cervical images (122) of a cervical region of a patient during a colposcopy procedure, and a display subsystem (160) for displaying the cervical images on a display (060) by providing image data (162) of the cervical images to the display. According to the invention, the image acquisition subsystem (120) is arranged for, when operating in an interval mode, acquiring the cervical images (122) at predetermined time intervals to obtain a time-series of cervical images showing changes in the cervical region over time, and reporting a progress of said acquiring to the display subsystem.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


02/25/16
20160057406 

Three-dimensional image acquisition system


A three-dimensional image acquisition system including: at least two projectors aligned in a direction and suitable for illuminating a scene, the projection axes of the projectors defining a plane for each projector, and being turned toward the scene. A first and second camera are placed on one side of said plane, and a third and fourth camera placed on the other side of said plane.
Vit


02/25/16
20160057343 

Medical imaging obtaining medical image


A medical imaging system is disclosed in the present invention, including a medical image acquisition device and medical image processing system. Said medical image acquisition device includes: an acquisition apparatus for acquiring image signals in a medical process from a first viewing angle of a doctor; and a signal processing apparatus for performing a first processing on the acquired image signals and then sending digital image signals in the form of data stream.





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