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Optical modulator and 3d image acquisition apparatus including an optical modulator

Samsung Electronics

Optical modulator and 3d image acquisition apparatus including an optical modulator

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
02/26/15
20150054926
 Image processing device and method, and image capturing device patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing device and method, and image capturing device
An image processing device comprising: an image acquisition device; a parallax acquisition device; a first data transform device; an operation processing device; and a second data transform device transforming third frequency component data and fourth frequency component data respectively corresponding to the third image and the fourth image calculated by the operation processing device into data on a real space and for respectively selecting pixels at positions corresponding to the target pixels as one pixel of the third image and one pixel of the fourth image.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
02/26/15
20150054925
 Optical modulator and 3d image acquisition apparatus including an optical modulator patent thumbnailnew patent Optical modulator and 3d image acquisition apparatus including an optical modulator
An optical modulator and a 3d image acquisition apparatus including an optical modulator are provided. The optical modulator is disposed in a multiple quantum well including a plurality of quantum wells and a plurality of quantum barriers, and includes at least one carrier block disposed in the multiple quantum well restricting the carrier movement between the multiple quantum wells..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
02/19/15
20150052479
 Information processing apparatus, display control method, and program patent thumbnailInformation processing apparatus, display control method, and program
There is provided an information processing apparatus, including an image acquisition unit which acquires an input image generated by imaging a real space using an image pickup apparatus, a display control unit which superimposes virtual objects, which are associated with one or more real objects shown in the input image, on the input image, and a selection unit which selects, after at least one real object from among the one or more real objects is designated by a user, the designated real object as an interested object across a plurality of frames. The display control unit changes displayed information, which is displayed by the virtual object associated with the interested object, according to a relative position or attitude between the interested object and the image pickup apparatus..
Sony Corporation
02/19/15
20150050624
 Makeup application assistance device, makeup application assistance method, and makeup application assistance program patent thumbnailMakeup application assistance device, makeup application assistance method, and makeup application assistance program
In order to appropriately assist with the application of makeup, including technical improvements in makeup techniques, a makeup application assistance device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image obtained by photographing a face to which makeup has been applied; an applied makeup technique acquisition unit that acquires applied makeup techniques, which are makeup application methods, from the image; a makeup technique evaluation unit that evaluates the applied makeup techniques by comparing the applied makeup techniques with reference makeup techniques that are to be referenced by a user who applied the makeup; and an evaluation presentation unit that presents the results of the evaluation to the user.. .
Panasonic Corporation
02/19/15
20150049909
 Information processing device, information processing method and program patent thumbnailInformation processing device, information processing method and program
Provided an information processing device including ail image acquisition configured to acquire a captured image, a change detection unit configured to detect a change in a state of a subject in a network service recognized from the captured image, and a depiction change unit configured to change a depiction of the subject shown in the captured image in a case where the change detection unit detects the change in the state.. .
Sony Corporation
02/19/15
20150049111
 Makeup application assistance device, makeup application assistance method, and makeup application assistance program patent thumbnailMakeup application assistance device, makeup application assistance method, and makeup application assistance program
A makeup application assistance device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image obtained by photographing a face; a face part acquisition unit that acquires, from the image, face part regions of the face; a face makeup technique selection unit that selects a face makeup technique, which is a face makeup application method, for each face part; a skin condition acquisition unit that acquires the skin condition of the face; a skin correction makeup technique selection unit that selects, on the basis of the skin condition, a skin correction makeup technique, which is a skin correction makeup application method; and a makeup technique presentation unit that presents the selected face makeup techniques associated with the corresponding face part regions, and presents the selected skin correction makeup technique, to a user.. .
Panasonic Corporation
02/12/15
20150043808
 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and imaging apparatus patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, image processing method, and imaging apparatus
An image processing apparatus comprising: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a depth map acquisition unit configured to acquire a depth map corresponding to the image; a refinement unit configured to detect a saliency region from the image and to refine the depth map on the basis of the saliency region, the saliency region being a region on which a person tends to focus; and an image processing unit configured to apply image processing to the image using the depth map refined by the refinement unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
02/12/15
20150043041
 Mobile terminal, symbol sheet, assistance tool, image processing program, and image processing method patent thumbnailMobile terminal, symbol sheet, assistance tool, image processing program, and image processing method
There is provided an imaging technology allowing easy acquisition/storing of image data drawn in an arbitrary area by a user, without the use of a dedicated document sheet, where a restriction is hardly imposed on a document sheet in terms of design. There are included a camera that images an imaging object to which a symbol sheet including a predetermined symbol is attached, a central processing unit that detects the predetermined symbol from an original image of the imaging object imaged by the camera, that recognizes a predetermined area calculated based on the predetermined symbol as an image acquisition area, and that extracts, and acquires as image data, an image in the image acquisition area, and image data storage unit that stores the image data..
King Jim Co., Ltd.
02/12/15
20150042983
 Multiple mode  evaluating a substrate patent thumbnailMultiple mode evaluating a substrate
A multiple mode evaluation system that includes a multiple mode imager that is arranged to perform a single scan of a substrate while alternating between different optical modes thereby producing different sets of images of areas of the substrate, each set of images being associated with a single optical mode of image acquisition; wherein the different optical modes differ from each other by at least one optical characteristic.. .
Camtek Ltd.
02/12/15
20150042980
 Device for detecting quality level of microelectronic packaging samples using photo-thermal imaging patent thumbnailDevice for detecting quality level of microelectronic packaging samples using photo-thermal imaging
An image acquisition device based on photo-thermal imaging, including a support beam, a translational electric motor, an imaging probe, and a light emitter. The translational electric motor is fixed to the lower side of the beam, and the imaging probe is perpendicularly fixed to a moving block in the translational electric motor.
Finemems Inc.
02/12/15
20150042871

Control method, control apparatus and electronic device


A control method, a control apparatus and an electronic device are provided. The control method is applicable to an electronic device including an image acquisition unit and a light source, an acquisition region of the image acquisition unit at least partially overlaps with an illumination region of the light source.
Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.
02/12/15
20150042790

Geodetic surveying device with a microlens array


Some embodiments relate to a geodetic surveying device, comprising a beam source for generating measurement radiation, a base defining a vertical axis, a support carrying a targeting unit and defining a tilt axis, the support being arranged on the base and rotatable relative to the base about the vertical axis, and the targeting unit being arranged rotatable relative to the support about the tilt axis, and an angle- and distance-measuring functionality. Moreover, provision is made for an image acquisition unit for acquiring images of an object in a field of view defined by the image acquisition unit, and a control and processing unit.
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh
02/12/15
20150041645

Image acquisition apparatus, image acquisition method and defect inspection apparatus


According to one embodiment, an image acquisition apparatus includes an electron beam source configured to generate an electron beam to be radiated onto an object to be measured, an image detecting unit configured to detect an electronic image of the object based on the electron beam radiated from the electron beam source onto the object, and a voltage modulating unit configured to modulate at least one of a voltage to be applied to the electron beam source and a voltage to be applied to the object.. .
Ebara Corporation
02/05/15
20150037751

Image acquisition device for dental handpiece, imaging apparatusf or dental handpiece, dental handpiece and dental handpiece system


Provided is an image acquisition device for dental handpiece capable of acquiring a clear image even though cooling water is supplied. An image acquisition device (11) detachable to a dental handpiece body (1), the device including a light inlet part having a light acquisition port capable of acquiring light, a holding member (14, 15) holding the light inlet part to the dental handpiece body, wherein the light acquisition port can be held to the dental handpiece body by means of the holding member in such a manner that it can be shifted to a side which is away from an instrument than a plane of an instrument-mounting surface of a head (2) of the dental handpiece body and in a region outside of an outer peripheral surface of the head..
Gc Corporation
02/05/15
20150036891

Object verification device, object verification program, and object verification method


There is provided an object verification device capable of detecting a fraudulent entry in an arbitrary area of an object without requiring a certification mark applied by a special material. An object verification device that verifies authenticity of an object includes: an image acquisition section that acquires an image of the object; a verification area identification section that identifies a verification area of the object for which authenticity is verified; an entry part detection section that detects a plurality of entry parts within the verification area in the image; and a verification section that verifies authenticity of the object by mutually comparing the plurality of entry parts in the image..
Panasonic Corporation
02/05/15
20150036041

System and controlling illumination in a vision system


This invention provides a system and method for enabling control of an illuminator having predetermined operating parameters by a vision system processor/core based upon stored information regarding parameters that are integrated with the illuminator. The parameters are retrieved by the processor, and are used to control the operation of the illuminator and/or the camera during image acquisition.
Cognex Corporation
02/05/15
20150035824

Imaging apparatus and controlling same


An imaging apparatus comprising: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a depth map acquisition unit configured to acquire a first depth map; a working range map generation unit configured to generate a working range map showing a working range in the image on the basis of the first depth map; a synthesizing unit configured to synthesize the image and the working range map and to generate a synthesized image; and a display unit configured to display the synthesized image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
02/05/15
20150035440

Detector controlled illuminating system


An illuminating device coupled with sensors or an image acquisition device and a logical controller allows illumination intensity and spectrum to be varied according to changing user needs. The system provides illumination to areas according to the principles of correct lighting practice for the optimal performance of visual tasks in the most efficient, cost effective manner.
01/29/15
20150030230

Substrate inspection method, substrate manufacturing method and substrate inspection device


A method for inspecting a substrate having a plurality of holes formed on a plate-shaped material so as to extend over front and rear surfaces thereof. The method comprises picking-up an image of a plurality of holes formed on the substrate by imaging from one surface side of the substrate and obtaining a hole image of each hole (s103).
Hoya Corporation
01/29/15
20150030125

Methods for improving processing speed for object inspection


The present specification describes methods and systems for inspecting objects by means of penetrating radiation where objects are conveyed through the penetrating radiation and subsequent images of objects are reviewed by an operator. Specifically, the present specification describes a system that decouples the synchronization between cessation of image generation on the display and image acquisition through conveyance of the article.
Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
01/29/15
20150029514

Method and system for on-line real-time measuring the surface topography and out-of-plane deformation by using phase-shifting shadow moire method


The present invention is directed to a system and method for on-line real-time measuring the surface topography and out-of-plane deformation by using phase-shifting shadow moiré method. Digital phase-shifting shadow moiré method is applied to a system, which receives the reflected images from the surface of transparent or non-transparent plate projected under a light beam passing through a grating.
National Tsing Hua University
01/29/15
20150029324

Substrate inspection method, substrate manufacturing method and substrate inspection device


There is provided a substrate inspection method for inspecting a substrate having a plurality of holes formed on a plate-shaped material, including: an image acquisition step (s103) of picking-up an image of the holes formed on the substrate via an optical system including a microscope having an objective lens of a specific magnification, from one surface side of the substrate; a super resolution image processing step (s104) of obtaining a super resolution image corresponding to a picked-up image via an optical system including a microscope having an objective lens of higher magnification than the specific magnification, by applying super resolution image processing to the image obtained in the image acquisition step (s103); and an inspection step (s108) of inspecting a proper or improper hole formed on the substrate using the super resolution image obtained in the super resolution image processing step (s104).. .
Hoya Corporation
01/29/15
20150029310

Optical active image acquisition


An active image acquisition system and method are introduced. The active image acquisition system retrieves light information of an object for creating an object model.
National Chiao Tung University
01/22/15
20150025546

Method and cochlear implant surgery


A system for cochlear implant surgery includes a reference device having at least a portion adapted to be arranged at a fixed position relative to a cochlea of a patient to provide a reference position, an image acquisition and processing system adapted to acquire an image of at least a portion of the cochlea relative to the reference position and to provide an implant plan based at least partially on the acquired image, and an implant system adapted for implanting a cochlear lead array using the reference position and the implant plan.. .
The Johns Hopkins University
01/22/15
20150023605

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium


An information processing apparatus includes a comparing target image acquisition unit that acquires a comparing target image that is to be compared with an original image, a difference detection unit that detects one or more difference information items by comparing the original image and the comparing target image, and an original image updating unit that updates the original image by reflecting a difference information item that is selected by a user among the difference information items, which are detected.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd
01/22/15
20150023558

System and face detection and recognition using locally evaluated zernike and similar moments


The present invention related to a system (1) and method can be used with the purpose of object, particularly face, detection and recognition in the general sense. The intensive system (1) comprises image acquisition unit (2), object detection unit(3), object image normalization unit (4), object recognition unit (5) and database (v)..
01/22/15
20150023464

Ct pilot image acquisition method and ct device


A ct pilot image acquisition method and a ct device are provided. The method may include: performing a helical scan on a predetermined area to be scanned, so as to obtain scanning data; reconstructing a tomographic image based on the scanning data; performing, at a predetermined positioning angle, a parallel beam projection on the tomographic image by using a virtual parallel x-ray beam, so as to obtain projection data; and re-binning a ct pilot image at the predetermined positioning angle based on the projection data.
Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150022824

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.
Cadent, Ltd.
01/22/15
20150022708

Imaging apparatus, imaging method and imaging system


An imaging apparatus that performs focus control includes a signal conversion processing part that converts a subject image into a video signal, an image acquisition part that acquires the video signal output from the signal conversion processing part, a focusing area setting part that sets a focusing area as an evaluation value calculation area on an imaging screen acquired by the image acquisition part, an effective range selection part that obtains effective code density in an image of the focusing area with respect to each lens position while moving the lens and determines whether or not the lens position is in an effective range suitable for focusing based on the effective code density, and a focusing degree calculation part that obtains a focusing degree in the lens position when a determination that the lens position is located in the effective range is made in the effective range selection part.. .
Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.
01/22/15
20150022653

Image acquisition device


A image acquisition device including a connection section having an opening; an optical-path switching unit that changes an optical path of light entering from the opening; and two image acquisition elements. The optical-path switching unit includes two parallel reflective surfaces disposed with a distance therebetween and is swivelable about a swivel axis such that the reflective surface is insertable into and withdrawable from an incident optical axis.
Olympus Corporation
01/15/15
20150020181

Personal authentication method and personal authentication device


(solution) an authentication light source 11 irradiates light which contains at least red light in the visible light region toward a palm of human body. An authentication image acquisition unit 12 acquires at least one reflection image to form by the light which is irradiated from the authentication light source 11, and is reflected on the palm of human body.
01/15/15
20150018997

Antenna inspection system, antenna inspection apparatus and antenna inspection method


A pol-axis driving unit, an el-axis driving unit, a cross-el-axis driving unit and an az-axis driving unit of an antenna apparatus drive respective axis drive motors controlled by a control unit of a control apparatus, such that the antenna performs an origin detection operation for each axis. The camera control unit controls a camera so as to capture an image of the antenna at each timing before and after the origin detection for each axis.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
01/15/15
20150015733

Method for processing image and apparatus thereof


The present disclosure discloses a method for processing an image and an apparatus thereof, applicable to an electronic device including an image acquisition unit corresponding to an image acquisition area, wherein the method includes: generating a first image and a second image according to an object to be acquired in the image acquisition area at a first instance of time, wherein both the first image and the second image are images corresponding to the object to be acquired, and the amount of data of the first image is larger than the amount of data of the second image; and storing the first image and the second image and setting the second image as an associated image of the first image, to thereby improve the convenience and efficiency of processing the generated image in the electronic device.. .
Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.
01/15/15
20150015693

System and optical fiber based image acquisition suitable for use in turbine engines


A system and a method for image acquisition suitable for use in a turbine engine are disclosed. Light received from a field of view in an object plane is projected onto an image plane through an optical modulation device and is transferred through an image conduit to a sensor array.
01/15/15
20150015578

Creating and viewing three dimensional virtual slides


Systems and methods for creating and viewing three dimensional digital slides are provided. One or more microscope slides are positioned in an image acquisition device that scans the specimens on the slides and makes two dimensional images at a medium or high resolution.
Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc.
01/15/15
20150014527

Scanning charged particle microscope, image acquisition method, and electron detection method


A scanning charged particle microscope is offered which can selectively detect and image electrons. The scanning charged particle microscope (100) has: a source (1) of a charged particle beam (e1); an objective lens (6) for bringing the charged particle beam (e1) emitted from the source (1) into focus at a sample (s); a scanning deflector (4) for scanning the focused charged particle beam (e1) over the sample (s); a sorting portion (10) for sorting out electrons emitted at given emission angles from electrons released from the sample (s) in response to irradiation of the sample (s) by the charged particle beam (e1); an electron deflector (20) for producing a deflecting field to deflect the electrons (e2) sorted out according to their energy; a detection portion (30) for detecting the electrons (e2) deflected by the electron deflector (20); and an image creating portion (44) for creating an image, based on the results of the detection performed by the detection portion (30)..
Jeol Ltd.
01/08/15
20150010221

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


According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes a subtraction image acquisition part, a threshold processing part, an image processing part and an image operation part. The subtraction image acquisition part is configured to acquire subtraction image data between x-ray contrast image data and x-ray non-contrast image data of an object.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
01/08/15
20150009351

Image acquisition apparatus


A stable combined image is generated from a plurality of image signals having parallax and obtained at different focal positions. An image acquisition apparatus includes an image-acquisition optical system that collects light from a subject; an image acquisition element that acquires an image of the light collected by the image-acquisition optical system; a micro-lens array having an array of multiple micro-lenses arranged such that each micro-lens covers multiple pixels of the image acquisition element; and a focal-length changing section that is disposed at a pupil position of the image-acquisition optical system and that spatially changes a focal length so as to focus light passing therethrough at a plurality of different focal positions..
Olympus Corporation
01/08/15
20150009347

Portable digital video camera configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing


A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera.
Contour, Llc
01/08/15
20150009311

Endoscope image recording apparatus, endoscope image acquisition assisting method and computer readable medium


Plural predetermined examination parts of a patient are imaged sequentially and still images of the respective examination parts are thereby acquired by inserting an endoscope insertion unit having an imaging optical system in its tip portion into the body cavity of the patient. To this end, the number of still images taken is counted every time one of the predetermined examination parts.
Fujifilm Corporation
01/08/15
20150009299

Image processing device, imaging device, and image processing method


The present invention includes an image acquisition device configured to acquiring multiple viewpoint images that are generated by pupil-division imaging and that are different in viewpoint, a parallax calculation device 40a for calculating a first parallax amount between viewpoint images for the multiple viewpoint images, a memory 48 in which parallax correction information indicating the relationship between the first parallax amount and the deviation amount in the parallax direction for the corresponding object images, which is a deviation amount between viewpoint images for the multiple viewpoint images and is caused by the pupil-division imaging, is stored, and a parallax correction device 40b for calculating a second parallax amount, which is an amount resulting from correcting the first parallax amount to the deviation amount in the parallax direction for the object images, based on the first parallax amount and the parallax correction information stored in the memory 48.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
01/08/15
20150009295

Three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus and image processing method using the same


Disclosed herein are a 3d image acquisition apparatus and an image processing method using the apparatus, which combine an infrared sensor-based camera with a binocular camera, and simultaneously perform zoom-in (close-up) photographing and zoom-out photographing while processing depth-based 3d images. The proposed 3d image acquisition apparatus includes photographing unit for capturing binocular images via a plurality of cameras and capturing an rgb image and a depth image based on an infrared sensor, and image acquisition unit for correcting at least one pair of images among the binocular images and the rgb image, based on whether to use the depth image captured by the photographing unit, and then acquiring images to be provided to a user..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
01/08/15
20150009294

Image processing device and method, and imaging device


An image processing device comprising: an image acquisition device; a parallax information acquisition device; and a calculation device configured to calculate a first pixel and a second pixel for each pixel of the acquired image, the first digital filter and the second digital filter corresponding to the parallax information for each pixel of the acquired image, the first digital filter group and the second digital filter group being digital filter groups for giving a parallax to the acquired image and having left-right symmetry to each other, and each of the first digital filter group and the second digital filter group having filter sizes that are different depending on a magnitude of the parallax to be given, wherein the left-right symmetry of the first and second digital filter groups is different between a central part and an edge part of the image.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
01/01/15
20150003742

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, and image processing method


An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image, the captured image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the captured image, a known characteristic information selection section that selects known characteristic information corresponding to a motion amount, and outputs the selected known characteristic information, the known characteristic information being information that indicates known characteristics relating to the structure of the object, and a concavity-convexity information extraction section that extracts information that indicates a concavity-convexity part of the object that meets the characteristics specified by the selected known characteristic information from the distance information as extracted concavity-convexity information.. .
Olympus Corporation
01/01/15
20150003700

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, and image processing method


An image processing device includes: an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image, the captured image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an image of an object; a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on a distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the captured image; a motion amount acquisition section that acquires a motion amount of the object; a known characteristic information selection section that selects known characteristic information corresponding to the motion amount, and outputs the selected known characteristic information, the known characteristic information being information that indicates known characteristics relating to a structure of the object; and a concavity-convexity information extraction section that extracts information that indicates a concavity-convexity part of the object that meets the characteristics specified by the selected known characteristic information from the distance information as extracted concavity-convexity information.. .
Olympus Corporation
01/01/15
20150002701

Shooting apparatus and shooting method


A shooting apparatus includes an image pickup unit, a frame setting unit that sets frames for arranging a plurality of still images obtained from the picked-up image as a combination photograph before the still images are shot, an object determination unit that determines an object from the picked-up image before the still images are shot, a still image acquisition unit that acquires the still images including the object determined by the object determination unit while the image pickup unit is shooting a moving image, an arrangement unit that arranges the still images acquired by the still image acquisition unit in the frames set by the frame setting unit, and a combining unit that combines the still images acquired by the still image acquisition unit according to the arrangement by the arrangement unit to generate the combination photograph.. .
Olympus Corporation
01/01/15
20150002651

Scanning-electron-microscope image processing device and scanning method


The image processing device has: a scanning direction decision unit which divides an captured image into a plurality of scanning regions and deciding a scanning direction of each scanning region based on a pattern edge captured in each scanning region in the captured image, a scanning order decision unit which performs a raster scan per pixel constituting each scanning region such that the scanning direction of each of the decided scanning region is directed to a horizontal direction of the raster scan, and a scanning image acquisition unit which acquires a scanning image by capturing each scanning region by the scanning-electron-microscope based on the decided scanning order.. .
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
01/01/15
20150002494

Apparatus and performing network connection in portable terminal


An apparatus and method for establishing a network connection in a portable terminal. The apparatus includes a controller, an image acquisition unit, and a code image analyzer.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140376087

Image processing apparatus, microscope system, and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires image information representing a fluorescence observation image of a specimen stained with hematoxylin-eosin, a spectrum generation unit that generates a plurality of spectra each representing a wavelength distribution of fluorescence intensity in a plurality of pixels in the fluorescence observation image, a pixel extraction unit that extracts at least two pixel groups with a feature of a particular spectrum from the plurality of pixels, and an image generation unit that generates an image based on the extracted pixel groups.. .
Olympus Corporation
12/18/14
20140372020

Vision augmented navigation


A navigation system may include at least one processing device configured to determine, based on an output of one or more position sensors associated with the navigation system, a current location of at least one component associated with the navigation system and determine a destination location different from the current location. The navigation system may also acquire, from one or more image acquisition devices, a plurality of images representative of an environment of a user of the navigation system and derive, from the plurality of images, visual information associated with at least one object in the environment.
12/18/14
20140371590

Biological optical measurement apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus


According to one embodiment, a biological optical measurement apparatus includes a light emission unit, plural detectors, an image acquisition unit, and a calculation unit. The light emission unit is arranged on a surface of a subject and configured to substantially vertically emit light from an emission surface of the light emission unit to the surface of the subject.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
12/18/14
20140369673

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


A system and method for synchronizing a remote lighting device to a camera using a hot shoe connection and an external device connected via the hot shoe connector. The external device receives ttl data and a synchronization signal from the camera via the hot shoe connector.
Lab Partners Associates, Inc.
12/18/14
20140368542

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, print medium, and print-media set


There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image that shows a real object including a primary recognition target and a secondary recognition target, and a control unit configured to set an augmented reality space associated with the image on the basis of image recognition of the primary recognition target, and configured to decide an augmented reality object to be arranged in the augmented reality space depending on the secondary recognition target that is recognized on the basis of the image recognition of the primary recognition target.. .
Sony Corporation
12/18/14
20140368539

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


A head wearable electronic device has an image acquisition module, a physical characteristics recognition module, a see-through display module and a processing module, and a method for generating augmented reality is performed by the head wearable electronic device, and includes using the image acquisition module to acquire a first-person view (fpv) streaming video of a surrounding environment, using the processing module to calculate a stream of depth maps of an object and a body portion in the fpv streaming video of the surrounding environment according to the fpv streaming video, using the physical characteristics recognition module to keep track of the body portion and output motion data of the body portion, and using the processing module to display a virtual streaming video on the see-through display module according to the motion data and the stream of depth maps of the object and the body portion.. .
Arsenz Co., Ltd.
12/11/14
20140364730

Multi-headed imaging probe and imaging system using same


A diagnostic imaging system is provided that includes an image acquisition component, a transmitter operatively coupled to the image acquisition component to transmit a signal therefrom, and a beamformer operatively coupled to the image acquisition component to receive image data therefrom. Also included is a processor configured to assemble images from the acquired image data and a display configured to display the images.
12/11/14
20140364724

Method and magnetic resonance image acquisition control with administration of contrast agent


In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus to acquire diagnostic image data of a contrast agent-filled target area of a patient, a peak time of the test bolus in the target area is automatically determined, from which a wait period is then determined for administering the main bolus. After the main bolus has been administered to the patient, magnetic resonance images of the target area are acquired, and each is analyzed immediately after acquisition thereof to determine whether that image shows arrival of the contrast agent.
12/11/14
20140362203

Structured illumination projection with enhanced exposure control


A method for controlling a structured illumination pattern generating portion is provided for illuminating a workpiece during an image acquisition by a camera in a precision machine vision inspection system. A controllable spatial light modulator (e.g., a digital light processing projector) is part of the generating portion for generating the structured illumination pattern.
12/11/14
20140362084

Information processing device, authoring method, and program


There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an input image of a real space captured with an imaging device, a user interface unit configured to display the input image on a screen of a display device and detect a designated position designated by a user on the screen, a computation unit configured to compute a three-dimensional position of a virtual object in an augmented reality space from the designated position detected by the user interface unit, and an authoring unit configured to associate the three-dimensional position of the virtual object computed by the computation unit with the virtual object to store the three-dimensional position in a storage medium.. .
12/11/14
20140361771

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and reconstructed image acquisition method


In order to improve contrast and image quality in non-orthogonal measurement without sacrificing speed, in imaging which combines a fast imaging sequence for acquiring a plurality of echo signals in one shot with non-orthogonal system measurement, the shape of a blade in which an echo train of each shot is arranged includes a fan-shaped region having the radius and the arc of a circle centered on the origin of the k space, and a region overlapping an adjacent blade. During measurement, control is performed such that an echo signal for desired te of each blade is arranged in a low spatial frequency region of a k space, and during image reconstruction, body motion between the blades is corrected using data of the overlapping regions..
12/04/14
20140358011

Single shot high resolution conjunctival small vessel perfusion evaluating microvasculature in systemic and ocular vascular diseases


A system and method for generating high-resolution, small vessel perfusion maps (ncpms) of the ocular conjunctival microvasculature. Unlike current systems and methods, the present invention allows for the generation of ncpms using only a single raw image obtained in a single image acquisition step.
12/04/14
20140355826

Detection device, learning device, detection method, learning method, and information storage device


A detection device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an image that has been captured by an imaging section, and includes an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on a distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the image, a feature quantity calculation section that calculates a feature quantity from the acquired image, the feature quantity relating to at least one of a color, a brightness, a color difference, and a spectrum of the object, a learning feature quantity storage section that stores a learning feature quantity calculated by a learning process based on the distance from the imaging section to the object, and a detection section that detects a target area from the image based on the learning feature quantity, the distance information, and the feature quantity.. .
12/04/14
20140355729

Nuclear plant manipulator system


A nuclear plant manipulator system is disclosed which can include a manipulator with an image acquisition device and remote-control drive, a remote-operating device, as well as an analysis device for analyzing image data of the image acquisition device. The analysis device can be configured in such a way that when the manipulator moves along a path of movement based on image data, respective known objects that are found along the path of movement are automatically identified, and when such an object is passed, depending on the direction, an object counter is incremented or decremented, whereby the current value of the object counter is provided to the remote-operating device.
12/04/14
20140354835

System and stabilizing digital image sequences


The present invention relates to the field of image processing and image stabilization methodologies used on image acquisition and processing systems. A method and apparatus to generate an image sequence output that is stable and free of any sudden jumps from an image sequence input acquired with an imaging system whose line of sight is fixed but may drift in time, and by efficiently updating the reference frames that are used in the image stabilization, the method can be optimized..
12/04/14
20140354799

Pattern inspection method and pattern inspection apparatus


According to one embodiment, a pattern inspection method includes acquiring a first image using a first condition by irradiating an electron beam onto a pattern to be inspected, acquiring a second image using a second condition by irradiating the electron beam onto the pattern, the second condition being different from the first condition, and judging the existence/absence of defects of the pattern by comparing the first image and the second image. A pattern inspection apparatus includes an electron source, a converging part, a stage, an image acquisition part, a controller and a judgment part.
12/04/14
20140354792

Assistive device for positioning a medical instrument relative to an internal organ of a patient


The invention relates to an assistive device for positioning a medical instrument (2) inserted into a natural duct (100) or an artificial duct of a patient relative to an internal organ (p) of a patient, wherein the device comprises a support (1) that is to be inserted at least in part into the body of the patient and supports the medical instrument, means for moving the support, wherein said movement means comprise an articulated arm (9) that includes a plurality of degrees of freedom for moving a proximal end (1a) of the support, means for acquiring images of the internal organ for positioning the medical instrument relative to the internal organ, wherein the image acquisition means comprise a probe (5) supported by the support such that the medical instrument and the probe are rigidly connected, and a control unit (10) for controlling the movement means, which is connected to the image acquisition means and comprises image analyzing means (11) for generating control commands for the articulated arm in order to control at least one movement of the medical instrument relative to the internal organ. The invention further relates to a method for controlling such a device..
11/27/14
20140349004

Dtpa derivative, metal complex, mr and ct contrast agent and manufacturing same


The present invention relates to dtpa derivatives capable of forming complexes by combining with metals and the like, metal complexes formed by combining with the dtpa derivatives, mr and ct contrast agents including gold (au) nano-particles of which surfaces are coated with the metal complexes, and a method for manufacturing the same. The mr and ct contrast agents according to the present invention have a high magnetic relaxation rate, thereby providing an excellent contrast enforcement effect and a long image acquisition time.
11/27/14
20140348401

Image processing apparatus, medical imaging device and image processing method


An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a scanning protocol creation unit, an image acquisition unit, a post-processing unit, and a storage unit. The scanning protocol creation unit creates a scanning protocol for a particular part of body of an object.
11/27/14
20140348382

People counting device and people trajectory analysis device


The people counting device includes an image acquisition unit to acquire an image from an imaging device, a head coordinate detection unit to detect a head coordinate of a target person from the image, a foot coordinate estimation unit to estimate a foot coordinate of the target person from the detected head coordinate, an individual region detection unit to perform region segmentation of the image and to give an attribute to each of regions, a foot coordinate correction unit to determine whether the target person overlaps another person based on the given attribute and to correct the foot coordinate of the target person estimated by the foot coordinate estimation unit when the persons are determined to overlap each other, a foot coordinate region inside/outside determination unit to determine whether the foot coordinate exists in a detection region set in the image, and a people counting unit to count foot coordinates.. .
11/27/14
20140348296

X-ray imaging guiding system for positioning a patient


The present invention relates to guiding in positioning a region of interest of a patient for x-ray image acquisition. In order to improve and facilitate positioning of a patient for x-ray image acquisitions, an x-ray imaging guiding system (10) for positioning a patient for x-ray image acquisitions is provided, comprising an x-ray detector arrangement (12), and adaptable graphical positioning information (14).
11/27/14
20140347665

Device and measuring phase retardation distribution and fast axis azimuth angle distribution in real time


Device and method for measuring phase retardation distribution and fast axis azimuth angle distribution of birefringence sample in real time. The device consists of a collimating light source, a circular polarizer, a diffractive beam-splitting component, a quarter-wave plate, an analyzer array, a charge coupled device (ccd) image sensor and a computer with an image acquisition card.
11/27/14
20140347508

Zero delay photographic synchronization system and method


A method of synchronizing a remote device to image acquisition by a camera body including detecting a predictor signal of the camera body that occurs a known time prior to shutter opening. The detected predictor signal is used to determine a time to synchronize the remote device to image acquisition via wireless communication.
11/27/14
20140347447

Optical sectioning of a sample and detection of particles in a sample


An apparatus for obtaining a plurality of images of a sample includes a sample device suitable for holding a liquid sample; a first optical detection assembly including a first image acquisition device, the first optical detection assembly having an optical axis and an object plane, the object plane including an image acquisition area from which electromagnetic waves can be detected as an image by the first image acquisition device; one translation unit arranged to move the sample device and the first optical detection assembly relative to each other; and an image illumination device, wherein the apparatus is arranged to move the sample device and the first optical detection assembly relative to each other along a scanning path, which defines an angle theta relative to the optical axis, wherein theta is in the range of about 0.3 to about 89.7 degrees.. .
11/27/14
20140347445

3d image acquisition apparatus and driving the same


Provided is a 3-dimensional (3d) image acquisition apparatus and a method of driving the same. The 3d image acquisition apparatus includes a light source, an optical shutter, an image sensor, an image signal processor, and a controller.


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