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|Cross-section processing-and-observation method and cross-section processing-and-observation apparatus|
A cross-section processing-and-observation method includes: a cross-section exposure step of irradiating a sample with a focused ion beam to expose a cross-section of the sample; a cross-sectional image acquisition step of irradiating the cross-section with an electron beam to acquire a cross-sectional image of the cross-section; and a step of repeatedly performing the cross-section exposure step and the cross-sectional image acquisition step along a predetermined direction of the sample at a setting interval to acquire a plurality of cross-sectional images of the sample. In the cross-sectional image acquisition step, a cross-sectional image is acquired under different condition settings for a plurality of regions of the cross-section..
Hitachi High-tech Science Corporation
|Image acquisition and feature extraction apparatus, feature extraction and feature identification, and creating and providing advertisement content|
A system including: a computing device having a display and a memory, the memory is configured to store an image, and a server having a processor and a database. The processor is configured to: receive the image from the computing device, extract a feature from the image, compare an extracted feature of the image to an entry in the database, determine that the extracted feature matches the entry in the database, receive, from a partner server, a product listing associated with the extracted feature, and display the product listing on the display..
Status Quo Innovation, Llc
|Network system, device server, and network system control method|
Using a web browser, a client terminal accesses a web application server on which a web application operates and controls an image input device. A displayed web page from the server has an embedded image input control script that operates on the web browser and controls image input.
Seiko Epson Corporation
|Image acquisition device, image forming system, and image forming method|
An image acquisition device according to the present disclosure includes a lighting system and an irradiation direction decision section. In a module, a subject and an imaging element are integrally formed.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co.,ltd
|Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction|
A system and a method are disclosed that allow for generation of a model or reconstruction of a model of a subject based upon acquired image data. The image data can be acquired in a substantially mobile system that can be moved relative to a subject to allow for image acquisition from a plurality of orientations relative to the subject.
Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
|Systems and methods for video monitoring using linked devices|
A subject can be tracking using a plurality of physical video monitoring or image acquisition devices deployed in a delimited area. A map represents the delimited area.
Verint Systems Ltd.
|Charged-particle-beam device, specimen-image acquisition method, and program recording medium|
A charged-particle-beam device is provided with a data processing unit that removes, from a detector signal, the effect that scattering of a primary charged-particle beam before the primary charged-particle beam reaches a specimen has on the spot shape of the primary charged-particle beam. For example, when using an electron microscope to observe a specimen in a non-vacuum atmosphere, the effect that scattering of a primary charged-particle beam due to a barrier film or a gas present in a non-vacuum space has on the spot shape of the primary charged-particle beam is removed from a signal acquired by a detector.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
|Cell image evaluation device, method, and program|
There is provided a cell image evaluation device, method, and program to appropriately evaluate the state of a stem cell colony according to different changes in form of respective local regions of the cell colony. There are included a low magnification image acquisition unit 20 that acquires a cell image by imaging cells; a cell evaluation unit 23 that evaluates the cell image; and a local region information acquisition unit 21 that acquires the specific information of a local region in a colony region of the cells in the cell image.
|Iris recognition via plenoptic imaging|
Iris recognition can be accomplished for a wide variety of eye images by using plenoptic imaging. Using plenoptic technology, it is possible to correct focus after image acquisition.
|Face tracking for controlling imaging parameters|
A method of tracking faces in an image stream with a digital image acquisition device includes receiving images from an image stream including faces, calculating corresponding integral images, and applying different subsets of face detection rectangles to the integral images to provide sets of candidate regions. The different subsets include candidate face regions of different sizes and/or locations within the images.
Led lighting device, led lighting system, and controlling thereof
The present disclosure provides an led lighting device, and the related smart access control systems and methods. The led lighting device may be installed outside an entrance door and include an led light-emitting module, a lighting controller, an image acquisition module and a wireless communication module.
Sengled Optoelectronics Co., Ltd.
System and acquiring multimodal biometric information
Methods, systems, and programming for user identification are presented. In one example, a system for acquiring biometric information is disclosed.
Dongguan Zkteco Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.
Camera system for a vehicle
A camera system for a vehicle has an image acquisition unit (2) having an image sensor (4), an optical element (3) and at least one ir-blocking filter (5) for acquiring image data of an object, a processing unit processing the image data acquired from the image acquisition unit (2) for displaying the object (7) on a display unit (9), and at least one illumination unit (10) for illuminating the object (7) with light (12) having a wavelength at least partly within the upper region (13) of sensitivity of the human eye and at least partly below the blocking limit of the ir-blocking filter (5).. .
Mekra Lang Gmbh & Co. Kg
Test system having laser treatment function
Provided is an inspection system having a laser treatment function, including: a first oscillator configured to generate a laser for image acquisition; a second oscillator configured to generate a laser for treatment; an irradiation device configured to irradiate the lasers generated from the first oscillator and the second oscillator to an inspection target, collect lasers reflected from the inspection target, and adjust a direction of a laser to be irradiated to the inspection target; a photo-sensor configured to receive the collected lasers and output an electrical signal; and a controller configured to visualize the output of the photo-sensor on a visualization device and control the first oscillator, the second oscillator, and the irradiation device in response to an input signal.. .
Auto-tracking imaging apparatus
An auto-tracking imaging apparatus according to a preferred aspect of the invention includes: an imaging optical system that is formed of a central optical system, which is a wide-angle optical system disposed on a common optical axis, and an annular optical system which is a telephoto optical system disposed on the common optical axis; a directional sensor that respectively pupil-divides rays incident through the wide-angle and telephoto optical systems so as to selectively receive the rays; a panning/tilting mechanism; an object detection section that detects a tracking target object on the basis of at least a wide-angle image in wide-angle and telephoto images acquired from the directional sensor by an image acquisition section; and a panning/tilting control section that controls the panning/tilting mechanism on the basis of information about a position of the object, which is detected by the object detection section, in the image.. .
Method and confirmation of relevant white inner circle in environment of circular traffic sign recognition
The present invention relates to an apparatus for confirming circular traffic sign recognition including: an image acquisition unit configured to photograph a front of a vehicle using a camera to acquire a front image; a sign recognition unit configured to detect circular shapes indicating circles of objects in the front image, classify traffic sign circles indicating a traffic sign for the circles, and recognize the circular traffic sign; and a control unit configured to confirm the circular traffic sign recognition using a white inner circle and inform a driver of contents of the confirmed circular traffic sign.. .
System and detecting a region of interest about tilted line
The present invention relates to a system for detecting a region of interest about a tilted line including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a front image by photographing a front of a vehicle; an image processing unit configured to divide the front image in a pixel unit of a row and a column and shift the front image by one pixel in a left or right direction in each row or in an upper or lower direction in each column until a region of interest (roi) appears in a straight line in one direction; and a control unit configured to calculate coordinate values of the pixels forming the straight line in one direction to determine the tilted line of the region of interest, when the straight line in one direction appears in the region of interest as the shifted result.. .
Automatic ultrasound beam steering and needle artifact suppression
A classification-based medical image segmentation apparatus includes an ultrasound image acquisition device configured for acquiring, from ultrasound, an image depicting a medical instrument such as needle; and machine-learning-based-classification circuitry configured for using machine-learning-based-classification to, dynamically responsive to the acquiring, segment the instrument by operating on information (212) derived from the image. The segmenting can be accomplished via statistical boosting (220) of parameters of wavelet features.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
Method of imaging multiple retinal structures
Methods and apparatus for imaging multiple retinal structures and montaging of multiple retinal images are provided. The method involves cross-correlating images from different imaging channels to compensate for intra-frame distortion due to retinal movement during image acquisition, and conducting a second cross-correlation to filter out any motion artifacts in the images.
University Of Rochester
Microorganism evaluation system
A microorganism evaluation system comprising a viewing section for image acquisition, the viewing section comprising a viewing port configured to accommodate a fluid flow, at least one independently controlled imaging light source operably installed in the viewing section and configured to selectively illuminate the viewing port, and at least one independently controlled light stimulation device operably installed in the viewing section and configured to selectively emit light for invoking a motile response in a microorganism within the fluid flow in the viewing port, whereby the system synchronizes illumination of the at least one imaging light source and the at least one light stimulation device of the viewing section.. .
Sobru Solutions, Inc.
Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and control method therefor
Disclosed herein is an ultrasonic imaging apparatus. The ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes an image restoration unit to perform image restoration on at least one beamformed ultrasound image, an image restoration performance estimation unit to estimate an image restoration performance based on the beamformed ultrasound image and setting information regarding ultrasound image acquisition, and an adaptive postprocessing unit to perform adaptive postprocessing on a result image acquired by the image restoration based on the estimated image restoration performance and thus resolution of a restored image and signal-to-noise ratio (snr) may be enhanced..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Scanning x-ray imaging device with variable shield plates and operating same
A scanning x-ray imaging device (100) is proposed. The device may be specifically adapted for mammography applications.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
Systems and methods of image acquisition for four dimensional magnetic resonance imaging
An example magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system includes a sensor that detects a characteristic amplitude associated with a patient characteristic of a subject, a receiver that receive magnetic resonance data, a memory device, and a processor. The processor is programmed to determine when the characteristic amplitude of the subject reaches a first characteristic amplitude of a plurality of sequential characteristic amplitudes defined for a cycle of the patient characteristic, determine if a predetermined number of mri images have been acquired for the first characteristic amplitude, capture magnetic resonance data with the receiver if the number of mri images have not been acquired for the first characteristic amplitude and without regard for a location of the first characteristic amplitude in the sequence of the sequential characteristic amplitudes, and process the magnetic resonance data as an mri image associated with the first characteristic amplitude..
Telescoping monopod system
A telescoping monopod system including an image acquisition module having a field of vision, an attachment member configured to contact the image acquisition module, a body housing a processor, a memory, an electromechanical component, and a plurality of shafts. The body contacts the attachment member.
Intellectual Fortress, Llc
Image acquisition method and apparatus
An image acquisition method operates in a hand held image acquisition device with a camera. A first image of a scene is obtained with the camera at a nominal exposure level.
Light guided image plane tiled arrays with dense fiber optic bundles for light-field and high resolution image acquisition
A camera may have two or more image sensors, including a first image sensor and a second image sensor. The camera may have a main lens that directs incoming light along an optical path, and microlens array positioned within the optical path.
Surrounding environment recognition device
A surrounding environment recognition device includes: an image acquisition unit that obtains a photographic image from a camera for capturing, via a camera lens, an image of a surrounding environment around a mobile object; an image recognition unit that recognizes an object image of an object present in the surrounding environment based upon the photographic image obtained by the image acquisition unit; an accumulation detection unit that detects accumulation settled on the camera lens based upon the photographic image obtained by the image acquisition unit; a suspension decision-making unit that makes a decision, based upon detection results provided by the accumulation detection unit, whether or not to suspend operation of the image recognition unit; a tracking unit that detects a characteristic quantity in a tracking target image from a specific area in an image captured by the image acquisition unit for a reference frame, determines through calculation an estimated area where the characteristic quantity should be detected in an image captured by the image acquisition unit for a later frame relative to the reference frame and makes a decision as to whether or not the characteristic quantity for the tracking target image is also present in the estimated area; and a resumption decision-making unit that makes a decision, based upon at least decision-making results provided by the tracking unit and indicating whether or not the characteristic quantity for the tracking target image is present, as to whether or not to resume the operation of the image recognition unit currently in a suspended state.. .
Clarion Co., Ltd
Image processing object tracking
A telescoping monopod apparatus including a holder configured to hold an image acquisition module having a field of vision, and a support holding a mirror to be in proximity to a lens of the image acquisition module, the mirror is configured to enable the image acquisition module to capture an image outside the field of vision, and a body housing a control component and an electronic component configured to actuate the telescoping monopod apparatus and the support. The body is operatively connected to the holder.
Imagine If, Llc
Medical viewing system with a viewing angle optimization function
An medical viewing system (10) adapted for acquiring a first set of x-ray fluoroscopy images of an ultrasonic probe (40) of an echocardiography imaging device at two different viewing angles, wherein a processing unit (30) of the system is adapted for registering live echocardiography and live x-ray images based on the first set of x-ray fluoroscopy images, localizing cusp nadirs positions of a set of characteristic features (42, 44, 46) in the x-ray subsequent frames, establishing a set of markers to match the localized positions of the cusp nadirs characteristic features (42, 44, 46), and determining an optimal viewing angle of the x-ray image acquisition device (12), in which the markers of the second set of markers lie on a single line and are equidistant from each other in the x-ray field of view. This enables a precise alignment of the x-ray imaging device, especially for tavr procedures..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
Image processing device, image pickup apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium
In an image processing device, an image transformation unit performs coordinate conversion on image data acquired by an image acquisition unit to perform a transformation process. A depth map generation unit generates information on a depth map from the image data acquired by the image acquisition unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Image processing method and apparatus
An image processing method operable in a hand held image acquisition device comprising at least one camera comprises obtaining an image with the camera and identifying at least one face region detected within the image. A mean intensity of intensity values for pixels of at least one identified face region is determined.
Driving support apparatus
A driving support apparatus includes an image acquisition that acquires a captured image, a calculator that calculates distance and relative speed between a subject vehicle and a following vehicle, and distances and relative speeds between following vehicles; an evaluator that evaluates a degree of risk caused when the subject vehicle changes a lane to the adjacent lane with respect to the following vehicles on a basis of the distances and the relative speeds; and a display controller that creates support information on the degree of risk associated with a lane change in association with road sections based on positions at which the following vehicles are present, and displays a support image in which a created support information is superimposed on the captured image at a corresponding position on the display portion.. .
Method and device for dynamic effects correction in medical imaging
A method for automatically and dynamically optimizing image acquisition parameters/commands of an imaging procedure performed by a medical imaging apparatus in order to mitigate or cancel dynamic effects perturbing the image acquisition process of an object to be imaged by the medical imaging apparatus. The method includes connecting a dynamic correction module (dcm) to the medical imaging apparatus, automatically acquiring by the dcm image acquisition parameters/commands and data about dynamic changes or effects, and automatically determining in real time, by the dcm, at least one new image acquisition parameter/command from the image acquisition parameters/commands defined in the imaging control system and the dynamic change data, while the image acquisition parameter/command defined in the imaging control system remains unchanged.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh
Microlens array, manufacturing method thereof, image acquisition device, and display device
The present invention provides a microlens array, a manufacturing method thereof, an image acquisition device, and a display device. The manufacturing method of a microlens array includes steps of: providing a substrate; forming a plurality of accommodation grooves on the substrate; instilling a colloidal prepolymer into each of the plurality of accommodation grooves, so that a top surface of the prepolymer forms a curved surface protruding outwards; and curing the prepolymer, so that the prepolymer in each of the plurality of accommodation groove is cured to form a microlens unit, thereby obtaining the microlens array.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.
Method of measuring transmission characteristics of optical transfer medium and image acquisition device using the same
A image acquisition device comprises a light source unit, a digital micro mirror, an optical transfer medium, an imaging unit, and a beam splitter, wherein a single focusing pattern light is formed to be focused on a single specific point when the focusing pattern light penetrates the optical transfer medium, and specific points focused by each of the plurality of focusing pattern lights scan the object to be measured such that the object to be measured is imaged. Therefore, when an image is obtained through an optical transfer medium such as an optical fiber, pixelation and abberration can be avoided regardless of the type of optical transfer medium and an image having high resolution can be obtained fast without a separate scanner..
Korea University Research And Business Foundation
Image analysis device, image analysis method, program, and illumination device
The present disclosure relates to an image analysis device, an image analysis method, a program, and an illumination device to efficiently acquire an image to be suitably used to analyze skin. An image acquisition unit is included, the image acquisition unit including an illumination unit including a light emitting unit in which a plurality of light emitting elements including at least a light emitting element configured to emit visible light and a light emitting element configured to emit invisible light are packaged, and an image pickup unit configured to capture an image of reflection light generated by causing irradiation light emitted from the illumination unit to be reflected by an analysis target.
Method and colour imaging a three-dimensional structure
A device for determining the surface topology and associated color of a structure, such as a teeth segment, includes a scanner for providing depth data for points along a two-dimensional array substantially orthogonal to the depth direction, and an image acquisition means for providing color data for each of the points of the array, while the spatial disposition of the device with respect to the structure is maintained substantially unchanged. A processor combines the color data and depth data for each point in the array, thereby providing a three-dimensional color virtual model of the surface of the structure.
Align Technology, Inc.
Display control apparatus, display control method, and recording medium
[solution] provided is a display control apparatus including: an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image obtained by imaging an imaging range; and a display control section that controls a display section in such a way that a virtual object corresponding to an imaging subject reflecting on the captured image is displayed. The display control section displays the virtual object in such a way that a ratio of an amount of movement of the virtual object in a virtual image to an amount of movement of the imaging range in real space changes according to an imaging magnification of the captured image..
Image synthesis apparatus, image synthesis method, and recording medium
An image synthesis apparatus for generating a composite image by synthesizing a second image with a first image, includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire first group images including the first image and a plurality of different resolution images corresponding to the first image, and second group images including the second image and a plurality of different resolution images corresponding to the second image, a frequency component calculation unit configured to calculate low-frequency components and high-frequency components from the first group images and the second group images, and an image synthesis unit configured to generate the composite image on the basis of the low-frequency components of the first group images and the high-frequency components of the second group images.. .
Dual contrast vessel wall mri using phase sensitive polarity maps
Methods and systems for using magnetic resonance (mr) imaging include obtaining a t1-weighted mr image and a proton-density (pd) weighted mr image from a dual-image acquisition following an inversion-recovery (ir) pulse. The t1-weighted and pd-weighted images are used to obtain a polarity function describing a positive or negative polarity at individual voxels, which is used to reconstruct a polarity-enhanced pd-weighted image from the pd-weighted image.
University Of Washington
Distance measurement apparatus, distance measurement method, and storage medium
Even in a case where an amount-of-reflected-light distribution of a surface is locally different, in order to measure a distance with high accuracy, at least one embodiment of a distance measurement apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a first captured image obtained by capturing a measurement target object onto which a measurement pattern is projected, and a second captured image obtained by capturing the measurement target object irradiated with approximately uniform illumination, a smoothing filter determination unit configured to, based on the second captured image, determine a smoothing filter to be applied to the first captured image, a smoothing filter application unit configured to apply the smoothing filter determined by the smoothing filter determination unit to the first captured image, and a measurement unit configured to measure a distance from the measurement target object based on the first captured image to which the smoothing filter is applied.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Information processing apparatus and information processing method
There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a dish image obtained by shooting a single or multiple dishes, and a first dish recognition unit configured to recognize the single or multiple dishes included in the dish image with reference to dish data selected, from dish data registered in advance, based on a condition regarding at least one of a person relating to the dish image, a shooting environment of the dish image, a shooting place of the dish image, and a shooting time of the dish image.. .
Driving assistant system of vehicle and controlling the same
Disclosed herein are a driving assistant system of a vehicle and a driving assistant method. The driving assistant system includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a front image of the vehicle, an obstacle detection unit that detects an obstacle at lateral and rear sides of the vehicle, a determination unit that determines whether a current vehicle is located at a junction road based on the acquired image, and a control unit that automatically changes a lane of the vehicle when it is determined that the current vehicle is located at the junction road and the obstacle is not detected at the lateral or rear side of the vehicle..
Cone-beam computed tomography imaging devices, systems, and methods
Cone-beam computer tomography systems, devices, and methods for image acquisition of large target volumes using partial scans.. .
Varian Medical Systems International Ag
Provided is an apparatus for acquiring and projecting a broadband image, the apparatus including: a probe unit provided, on a probe housing of the probe unit, with a white light source unit configured to emit white light for acquiring a visible light image to a subject, a fluorescence excitation light source unit configured to emit fluorescence excitation light for acquiring an invisible light fluorescence image, and an image acquisition unit configured to receive an invisible light fluorescence image signal for the subject, and an image projection unit configured to project an image onto the subject; and an image processing unit configured to process an image received from the image acquisition unit. According to the apparatus for acquiring and projecting a broadband image, the visible light image and the invisible light fluorescence image may be simultaneously acquired and then displayed, and the acquired fluorescence image is projected onto a position where a fluorescence signal may be revealed, thus visually providing a position and shape in which the fluorescence signal is generated..
Korea Photonics Technology Institute
Information processing apparatus and information processing system
An information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires an initial image to be output by an image output apparatus; an image determining unit that determines, based on an output condition to be implemented by the image output apparatus upon outputting the initial image and image data of the initial image, whether to change the initial image to a substitute image having a higher image quality than the initial image; an image searching unit that searches for the substitute image in a case where a determination is made by the image determining unit to change the initial image to the substitute image; an output data generating unit that generates output data including image data of the substitute image found by the image searching unit; and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the output data to the image output apparatus.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Information processing controlling the same
An information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a first control unit, a second control unit, and a power control unit. The first control unit performs a process for detecting a moving object using image data acquired by the image acquisition unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Vehicle, server and vehicle monitoring system having the same
A vehicle includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image about a surrounding of the vehicle, a travelling information acquisition unit for acquiring travelling information about the vehicle, a communication unit for transmitting the information acquired from the travelling information acquisition unit to a server and receiving information about an event related to the travelling of the vehicle from the server, and a control unit for notifying a driver of a possible change in a travelling environment of the vehicle according to the event based on the information about the event received from the communication unit.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
Systems and methods for image-based object modeling using multiple image acquisitions or reconstructions
Systems and methods are disclosed for integrating imaging data from multiple sources to create a single, accurate model of a patient's anatomy. One method includes receiving a representation of a target object for modeling; determining one or more first anatomical parameters of the target anatomical object from at least one of one or more first images of the target anatomical object; determining one or more second anatomical parameters of the target anatomical object from at least one of one or more second images of the target anatomical object; updating the one or more first anatomical parameters based at least on the one or more second anatomical parameters; and generating a model of the target anatomical object based on the updated first anatomical parameters..
Information processing apparatus and image processing system
An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition control unit that acquires a plurality of image data sets of an image to be displayed in a plurality of different data formats using an image acquisition unit that acquires image data, and a determination unit that determines one image data set to be displayed by an image display unit from among the plurality of image data sets acquired in the plurality of different data formats by the acquisition control unit based on the image display unit that will display the image.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
A microscope system including an optical microscope for observing a specimen, an image-acquisition portion that performs image acquisition of an image of the specimen obtained by the optical microscope, a monitor that displays the image of the specimen acquired by the image-acquisition portion, a region-of-interest setting portion that sets, in the image of the specimen, a region-of-interest that is being observed by the observer on the monitor, and an exposure control portion that controls the exposure level of the image-acquisition portion based on the brightness of the region-of-interest set in the image of the specimen by the region-of-interest setting portion.. .