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new patent 3d scanning control apparatus based on fpga and control method and system thereof
The present invention discloses a 3d scanning control apparatus based on fpga, for controlling a 3d scanner to scan. The apparatus comprises: a first projection control module, for controlling a structured light generation unit to project to an object; a first image acquisition control module, for controlling a shooting unit to capture a projection image of the object when the first projection control module is projecting; a second projection control module, for controlling another structured light generation unit to project to the object for one more time; a second image acquisition control module, for controlling a corresponding shooting unit to capture the projection image of the object for one more time when the second projection control module is projecting; and a data processing module, for processing the captured projection images with at least one of the bayer color rendition, color space conversion and phase unwrapping, by using algorithm in the fpga..
Shenzhen Esun Display Co., Ltd


new patent Medical image diagnosis assistance device, magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and medical image diagnosis assistance method
To provide a technique for supporting diagnosis by reducing a user's time and effort in quantitative diagnosis using a quantitative value acquired by a medical image acquisition apparatus. A user is allowed in advance to select only desired diagnostic information from vast amounts of diagnostic information such as images and numerical values.
Hitachi, Ltd.


new patent Card registration payment service and mobile electronic device implementing the same
An electronic device having a processor configured to execute a payment application program stored on a memory, receive at least a part of information on a transaction card or an account, which is used to perform payment using the payment application program, through an image acquisition device or a user interface, transmit at least the part of the information to an outside through a communication circuit, receive an indication, which is selected on the basis of at least the part of the information from the outside, through the communication circuit, to request selected input items through the user interface on the basis of at least a part of the indication, to receive information that corresponds to the selected input items through the user interface, and to transmit the information to the outside through the communication circuit.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


new patent Mobile terminal iris recognition having human-computer interaction mechanism
A mobile terminal iris recognition device having a human-computer interaction mechanism, the device includes a human-computer interaction module, an image acquisition module, an iris image analysis and processing module, a feedback control module and a power supply module. Also provided is an iris recognition method utilizing the device.
Beijing Irisking Co., Ltd


new patent Passenger counting system, passenger counting method and passenger counting program
A passenger counting system that can count correctly the number of persons present in a vehicle, including persons sitting on the back seat, is provided. The passenger counting system includes an image capturing device 11 which is arranged outside the vehicle and which captures an image of the vehicle from the lateral direction of the vehicle, an image acquisition unit 31 that controls the image capturing device 11 and acquires an image in which the inside of the vehicle is captured as an input image, a profile detection unit 32 that detects a profile of a person from a partial image obtained from the input image based on an image feature amount calculated by using the partial image and outputs a detection result, and a passenger number determination unit 33 that determines the number of persons present in the vehicle based on the detection result..
Nec Corporation


A image acquisition using supervised high quality imaging
An image capture system and method for imaging biological samples disposed in culture media supported by a plate. The system has a calibration module, an image acquisition module and an image presentation module.
Bd Kiestra B.v.


Low-vision reading vision assisting system based on ocr and tts
A low-vision reading vision assisting system based on ocr and tts, having an image acquisition module, a processing module and an output module. The image acquisition module is used for scanning a read object and acquiring and outputting an image.
Aumed Corporation


Image processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus and method can combine images, while maintaining continuity without causing discomfort, that capture the surrounding area of an automobile. An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires first and second images respectively capturing surrounding areas of an automobile including first and second areas, an outline detector that performs outline detection on the first and second images and generates first and second outlines respectively, a determiner that determines whether the first and second outlines each include an outline of the same object, and a area selector that performs area setting and perspective conversion on the first or second image when the first and second outlines are determined to include an outline of the same object, so that in a combined image generated by combining at least the first and second images, the first and second outlines are continuous at the same object..
Kyocera Corporation


Image acquisition device sub-module
An image acquisition device sub-module comprising a linear light source assembly, a lens array, and a sub-module housing is disclosed. Conductive spring pins of a light emitting diode (led) light source module of the linear light source assembly provide a conductive electrical pathway between the leds and a printed circuit board (pcb) of the sub-module housing.
Pixon Technologies Corp.


Method and device for automatic identification of measurement item and ultrasound imaging apparatus
A method for automatic identification of a measurement item is provided. The method comprises acquiring, via an image acquisition module, gray values of pixels of a specified section image corresponding to ultrasonic echoes generated by reflection of ultrasound waves by a tissue under examination; identifying, via an identification module, at least one measurement item corresponding to the specified section image based on the gray values of the pixels; and measuring, via a measuring module, a measurement item parameter of the specified section image based on the measurement item identified.
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.


Image acquisition method and image acquisition apparatus

Image processing technologies, an image acquisition method and an image acquisition apparatus are provided. A method comprises exposing an image sensor, reading a charge on the image sensor and performing analog-to-digital conversion, where a charge of pixels on a partial region of the photosensitive sensor is read by means of pixel binning according to data characteristics of an image of a target scene, and obtaining a target image of the target scene according to the read charge.
Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image of a real space, a position and orientation acquisition unit configured to acquire a position and orientation of each of a plurality of virtual objects, an interference determination unit configured to determine whether interference is present between the virtual objects based on the position and orientation of each of the plurality of virtual objects and model data of the plurality of virtual objects, an interference information recording unit configured to record an outline of an interference part where the virtual objects interfere with each other as interference information, based on a result of the interference determination unit, a generation unit configured to generate a composite image including the captured image, an image of the plurality of virtual objects, and an image representing the outline of the interference part.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Compressive plenoptic microscopy

A system and method for quantitative functional neuroimaging through thick brain tissue in live animals. A computational imaging method is disclosed that uses plenoptic image acquisition including a first initialization step that identifies individual neurons by their optical signature and provides a reliable estimate of their position in space and a second stimulation-based image processing step that used acquired calibration data to quickly quantify activity in each identified neuron at video frame-rate..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus, image processing method and storage medium

An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit (113) that acquires a plurality of images, an information acquisition unit (114) that acquires each image pickup condition information while imaging the plurality of images, a memory unit (108) that stores an optical transfer function corresponding to the image pickup condition information, a correction unit (111) that generates an image restoration filter from the optical transfer function on the basis of the image pickup condition information so as to correct the plurality of images using the image restoration filter, and a correction control unit (110) that causes the correction unit to correct the plurality of images acquired by the image acquisition unit in order based on the image pickup condition information.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Article recognition apparatus and image processing method

According to one embodiment, an article recognition apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a recognition unit, a region detection unit, a storage unit, and a determination unit. The recognition unit recognizes each of the articles.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

In-flight auto focus tunable liquid crystal optical element

An auto-focus system employing a tunable liquid crystal lens is provided that collects images at different optical power values as the liquid crystal molecules are excited between a ground state and a maximum optical power state tracking image focus scores. An image is acquired at a desired optical power value less than maximum optical power established with the liquid crystal molecules closer a fully excited state than the maximum optical power state having the same image focus score.
Lensvector Inc.

Device and detecting flatness of surface of display panel

Provided are a device and a method for detecting flatness of a surface of a display panel. The device comprises: a bearing platform for bearing a display panel; an image acquisition unit that moves in a detection plane parallel to a bearing surface of the bearing platform and is used for focusing detection points preset in a surface of the display panel facing the image acquisition unit in a direction perpendicular to the bearing surface of the bearing platform, and sending a focal length to a data processing unit; and a data processing unit used for calculating a distance of each of the detection points from the detection plane according to the focal length, and then determining the flatness of the surface of the display panel.
Hefei Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Ophthalmic apparatus

An ophthalmic apparatus capable of suppressing ghost, and securing a necessary amount of working distance even when an eye to be inspected has a diopter on a myopia side, includes: a large area image acquisition unit acquiring a large area image of a fundus of the eye to be inspected at a low resolution based on return light of first measuring light from the fundus; a small area image acquisition unit acquiring a small area image of the fundus at a high resolution based on return light of second measuring light from the fundus; and a dichroic prism combining the first measuring light and the second measuring light, and dividing the return light, in which the large area image acquisition unit includes an optical member having a positive optical power, which is arranged at a position opposite to the eye to be inspected with respect to the dichroic prism.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium storing program

An image processing apparatus includes: a tomographic image acquisition unit that acquires a first tomographic image of a subject's eye captured at a first time point that is a past time point; a tomographic image capturing unit that acquires a second tomographic image of the subject's eye captured at a second time point later than the first time point; and an image display control unit that, if one image capturing region of an image capturing region of the first tomographic image and an image capturing region of the second tomographic image is larger than the other image capturing region, performs control to provide, on an image display portion, a display of both a tomographic image of only a partial region of the one image capturing region which is a corresponding region corresponding to the other image capturing region and a tomographic image of the other image capturing region.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image sensors, image acquisition devices and electronic devices including the same

An image sensor can include a pixel array including a plurality of unit pixels and a row driver arranged in a matrix form that includes a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns. Respective ones of the unit pixels may convent an incident light to an electric signal and may store the electric signal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Image acquisition method and image acquisition apparatus

Image processing technologies and acquisition methods and apparatus are provided. A method comprises obtaining at least two images of different image quality of a target scene, and combining, according to data characteristics of the at least two images, the at least two images locally to obtain a target image.
Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd

Adjustable x-ray filter

The present invention pertains to a system and method for adaptive x-ray filtration comprising a volume of x-ray attenuating material with a central less attenuating three-dimensional region. The volume of x-ray attenuating material can be positioned within 10 cm from an x-ray source and rotated around an internal axis of rotation.
Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.

Cell image acquisition device, method, and program

There is provided a cell image acquisition device, method, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium recorded with a program to reduce the amount of data to be processed and stored by limiting a target region in a colony region when imaging a cell colony. There are included: a maturity information acquisition unit 22 that acquires information regarding the maturity of cells being cultured; a colony region specifying unit 21 that acquires a cell image by imaging the cells at a first magnification and specifies a colony region of the cells in the cell image; a target region determination unit 23 that determines a target region in the colony region of the cells based on the information regarding the maturity; and a high magnification image acquisition unit 24 that acquires a high magnification image by imaging the target region at a second magnification that is higher than the first magnification..
Fujifilm Corporation

Robotic device including machine vision

A machine vision system for a controllable robotic device proximal to a workspace includes an image acquisition sensor arranged to periodically capture vision signal inputs each including an image of a field of view including the workspace. A controller operatively couples to the robotic device and includes a non-transitory memory component including an executable vision perception routine.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Method and system to detect a light-emitting diode

A method of detecting light-emitting diode (led) light starts with a control circuitry generating a shutter signal that is transmitted to a pixel array to control image acquisition by the pixel array and to establish a set exposure time. The readout circuitry may then read out the image data from the pixel array that includes reading out the image data from a plurality of successive and overlapped frames having the set exposure time.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

Medical image acquisition system and medical imaging device

A medical image acquisition system includes an imaging device and an image processing device. The imaging device includes: an imaging unit configured to receive light and convert the light into an electric signal so as to generate the imaging signal; an optical unit including a focus mechanism moving one or a plurality of lenses so as to adjust a focal point position, and configured to form an optical image on the imaging unit; a memory configured to store therein unique information of the imaging device; and an auto focus controller configured to totally control the imaging device.
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

Image processing device, image processing method, and non-transitory storage medium storing image processing program

An imaging processing device includes an image acquisition unit, a character region estimation unit, and an output unit. The character region estimation unit determines a line indicating a direction in which characters are arranged with high probability in the acquired image and estimates a character region candidate in which characters are arranged with high probability.
Olympus Corporation

Integrated control apparatus of intelligent transportaion system (its) device and integrated control system of its device

An integrated control device of its device comprising an element device controller including a plurality of element device control modules, the element device control modules configured to perform an operation set in advance based on a traffic image signal provided from at least one image acquisition device; and an integrated controller configured to monitor the element device control modules and configured to generate a traffic management strategy to control a traffic flow in some areas based on the operation of the element device control modules.. .
Its Korea

Anisotropic conductive film cutting calibration system and method

An anisotropic conductive film (acf) cutting calibration system and method are disclosed, and the system includes: a cutter, configured to cut the acf; an image acquisition device, configured to collect a cutting mark image of the acf according to a predetermined period; a processing device, configured to compare the cutting mark image with a predetermined image, so as to determine an offset of a cutting mark in the cutting mark image with respect to a cutting mark in the predetermined image; and a drawing device, configured to draw the acf and adjust a speed of drawing the acf.. .
Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Polyfocal interferometric image acquisition

A microscope-based system and method for simultaneous imaging of several object planes, of a three-dimensional (3d) sample, associated with different depths throughout the sample. The system includes a polyfocal optical portion, adapted to create a plurality of optical channels each of which is associated with an image of a corresponding object plane, and a spectrally-selective portion, adapted to transform the spectral distribution of the image-forming beam of light to a corresponding spatial distribution.
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.

Surgical microscope for generating an observation image of an object region

A surgical microscope for producing an observation image of an object region for an observer is provided. The surgical microscope includes an image acquisition device to acquire an image of the object region, a display device, an image processing and control device, a computer unit, a switchable imaging optical unit, an eyepiece and an optical observation beam path.
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag

Microscope

Disclosed herein is a microscope. The microscope includes: a lens system receiving light emitted from a light source and containing image information of an observation object; turbid media interposed between the observation object and the lens system; and an image acquisition device acquiring the image information, wherein the image acquisition device comprises: an image sensor acquiring information of light passing through the lens system; a transmission matrix storage unit previously storing a transmission matrix indicating a transmission state of various light components entering the light entrance portion; and an image recovery unit recovering the image information from the information of light acquired by the image sensor through compressed sensing using a sparse representation based on the transmission matrix.
Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology

Methods and systems for controlling a diagnostic medical imaging display interface

Methods and systems for a display interface are provided. The systems and methods receive ultrasound image acquisition settings for an ultrasound probe, and acquire ultrasound image data from the ultrasound probe based on the ultrasound image acquisition settings.
General Electric Company

Terminal, image processing method, and image acquisition method

The present invention discloses a terminal. The terminal includes: a first camera, a second camera, a processor, the processor is connected to both the first camera and the second camera, the first camera and the second camera are located on a same side of the terminal, the first camera is configured to acquire an image in a first region; the processor is configured to: analyze the image acquired by the first camera, determine, according to an analysis result, exposure used when the second camera acquires an image in a second region; the second camera acquires the image in the second region according to the exposure that is determined by the processor and is used when the second camera acquires the image in the second region; the processor is configured to synthesize the images into a high dynamic image..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.

Image process device and image forming system

An image process device includes an image acquisition part that acquires color image data as a first image data, a color space conversion part that converts the first image data to second image data of a color space, an information acquisition part that extracts a color feature quantity from the color component value for all pixels of the second image data and acquires information of the color feature quantity and the brightness component value about two adjacent pixels different in the color feature quantity among all pixels of the second image data, a derivation part that derives a brightness component value conversion parameter that differs for the color feature quantity based on the information of the acquired color feature quantity and the brightness component value, a conversion part that converts the brightness component value based on the color feature quantity of each pixel of the second image data using the brightness component value conversion parameter for the derived color feature quantity, and an image generation part that generates monochrome image data from the first image data based on the converted brightness component value.. .
Oki Data Corporation

Customized, wearable 3d printed articles and methods of manufacturing same

The present invention relates to three dimensional (3d) printed garments and any wearable article, as well as to processes and methods of manufacturing the same. Image information obtained from a subject, for example, images and information related to a subject's body or body part(s) is used to generate a garment or wearable object with a customized fit.
Printer Tailored, Llc.

Method of time-efficient 4d magnetic resonance imaging

A method of operating a respiratory-guided magnetic resonance imaging system (10) with regard to triggering of magnetic resonance image acquisition, the magnetic resonance imaging system (10) being connectable to a respiration monitoring device (46) which is configured to provide an output signal (48) whose level represents a respiration state of the subject of interest (20), the method comprising a step (56) of generating an interleaved acquisition scheme for acquiring magnetic resonance images, a step (60) of adapting, in case of an occurrence of an irregularity in the breathing of the subject of interest (20) in the output signal (48) obtained by the respiration monitoring device (46) in the course of executing magnetic resonance image acquisition, at least one parameter of the interleaved acquisition scheme, wherein the at least one adapted parameter is at least one of a next respiration state of the subject of interest (20) to trigger on for acquiring at least one magnetic resonance image, a radio frequency pulse sequence-inherent idle time, and the chronological order of at least one slice of the plurality of slices to be imaged of at least the portion of the subject of interest (20), a step (62) of halting execution of magnetic resonance image acquisition, and a step (64) of resuming execution of magnetic resonance image acquisition pursuant to the interleaved acquisition scheme using the adapted parameter; a respiratory-guided magnetic resonance imaging system (10) having a control unit (26) that is configured to carry out steps (56-64) of an embodiment of the disclosed method; and a software module (44) for carrying out an embodiment of the disclosed method, wherein the method steps (56-64) to be conducted are converted into a program code that is implementable in a memory unit (30) and is executable by a processor unit (32) of the respiratory-guided magnetic resonance imaging system (10).. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Endoscope

Disclosed herein is an endoscope. The endoscope includes a light source; an optical fiber having a light entrance portion and a light exit portion such that light containing image information on a site irradiated with light from the light source enters through the light entrance portion and light passing through the optical fiber exits through the light exit portion; and an image acquisition device acquiring the image information, wherein the image acquisition device includes: an image sensor acquiring information of light passing through the optical fiber; a transmission matrix storage unit previously storing a transmission matrix indicating a transmission state of various light components entering the light entrance portion; and an image recovery unit recovering the image information from the information of light acquired by the image sensor through compressed sensing using a sparse representation based on the transmission matrix..
Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology

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.
Fujifilm Corporation

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.
Ut-battelle, Llc

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.
Fotonation Limited

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





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