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Pattern inspection apparatus and pattern inspection method

Pattern inspection apparatus and pattern inspection method

Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction

Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction

Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction

Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
10/23/14
20140314661
 Diagnostic system for the detection of skin cancer patent thumbnailDiagnostic system for the detection of skin cancer
Methods and compositions are provided for the analysis of skin surfaces to determine the presence of neoplastic tissue. In the methods of the invention, a composition comprising a florescent probe that binds to a specific neoplasia associated marker is applied topically to the area of interest.
10/23/14
20140314304
 Pattern inspection apparatus and pattern inspection method patent thumbnailPattern inspection apparatus and pattern inspection method
In accordance with one aspect of this invention, a pattern inspection apparatus includes an optical image acquisition unit configured to acquire optical images regarding dies of a target object to be inspected on which the dies having a same pattern formed therein is arranged; a sub-optical image division unit configured to divide an optical image of the optical images regarding a die of the dies positioned in a non-resolved pattern region into sub-optical images using non-resolved pattern region information capable of recognizing the non-resolved pattern region in which a non-resolved pattern that is not resolved is formed; a first comparison unit configured to compare the sub-optical images divided from the optical image of the same die regarding the non-resolved pattern region pixel by pixel; and a second comparison unit configured to compare optical images of the optical images regarding different dies of the dies pixel by pixel.. .
10/23/14
20140314296
 Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction patent thumbnailSelected 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.
10/23/14
20140314203
 Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction patent thumbnailSelected 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.
10/23/14
20140314199
 Hybrid multi-row detector and flat panel imaging system patent thumbnailHybrid multi-row detector and flat panel imaging system
A system and a method for acquiring image data of a subject with an imaging system are provided. The system can include a gantry that completely annularly encompasses at least a portion of the subject, and a source positioned within the gantry.
10/23/14
20140313359
 Camera assembly and image acquisition method using the same patent thumbnailCamera assembly and image acquisition method using the same
Disclosed is a camera assembly having a wide viewing angle using a variable mirror. The camera assembly includes a variable mirror located in front of an image sensor, a variable mirror controller to switch a mode of the variable mirror to one of a reflection mode to reflect light incident upon the variable mirror and a transmission mode to transmit light incident upon the variable mirror, an image sensor to sense the light reflected by the variable mirror to acquire first image data and to sense the light transmitted through the variable mirror to acquire second image data, and an image processing unit to register the first image data and the second image data acquired by the image sensor to generate a third image..
10/23/14
20140313334
 Technique for image acquisition and management patent thumbnailTechnique for image acquisition and management
A technique for image acquisition and management, by utilizing a mobile device equipped with a camera and a mobile software application. The software application enables a) providing guidance to an operator for making, by the camera, a set of one or more images of an object, so as to obtain them at one or more angles suggested by the software application for properly registering currently existing visible features of the object, b) obtaining the set of images, c) storing the set of obtained images as a current set, along with its related data, in at least one storage/processing location for further analysis.
10/23/14
20140313193
 Selected image acquisition technique to optimize patient model construction patent thumbnailSelected 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.
10/16/14
20140307957
 Classifier update device, information processing device, and classifier update method patent thumbnailClassifier update device, information processing device, and classifier update method
One aspect of the present invention provides a classifier update device that enhances accuracy of the determination made by a classifier with respect to a specific determination target. A feature quantity update unit updates a reference value of a predetermined criterion in the classifier based on target image data including a specific type of target acquired by an image acquisition unit..
10/16/14
20140307921
 Method for locating objects by resolution in the three-dimensional space of the scene patent thumbnailMethod for locating objects by resolution in the three-dimensional space of the scene
In the field of videosurveillance by calibrated cameras and locating objects of interest in images, a method uses, on the one hand, an initial presence map pcp1 modeling positions i in the scene and comprising, for each position i, a value pcp1(i) representative of the probability that an object is situated at position i considered, each value pcp1(i) being obtained a location criterion defined in an image space of the image acquisition system and, on the other hand, atoms ai predetermined for each position i of the presence map pcp1, the atom ai of a position i comprising, for each position j, a value ai(j) representative of overlap between projection m′(i) in the image space of a three-dimensional model m′(i) placed at the position i and projection m′(j) in the image space of a three-dimensional model m′(j) placed at position j, each three-dimensional model being representative of an object.. .
10/16/14
20140307855
Real-time feedback for preventing high dose c-arch geometry positions
The present invention relates to an apparatus for aiding operation of an interventional x-ray imager during image acquisition, to a method of aiding operation of an x-ray imager, to an interventional x-ray imager, to a computer program element and to a computer readable medium. The x-ray imager is capable of varying x-ray dosages depending on differences in x-ray attenuation levels across an object of interest to be imaged and is capable of assuming any one of a plurality of imaging geometry positions when acquiring an image.
10/16/14
20140307852
Enlarged angular gating window c-arm image acquisition
The present invention relates to c-arm x-ray imaging. In order to provide c-arm ct image acquisition with an enlarged gating window, a c-arm structure (12) for x-ray imaging is provided, comprising a c-arm (32), a movable c-arm support (34), an x-ray source (36), and an x-ray detector (38).
10/16/14
20140307074
Portable biometric identification device using a dorsal hand vein pattern
A portable device for personal identification using a dorsal hand vein-pattern in preferable configuration is disclosed. The mobile device utilizes an on-board camera operating in both visible and near infrared range, a memory unit, a processor and speeded-up robust features algorithm for image acquisition, processing and comparison against the existing database of hand vein-pattern images.
10/16/14
20140307072
Image processing device, image processing method, and information storage device
An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an image in time series, the image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an object, a distance acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from the imaging section to the object, and links the distance information to the image, an electronic zoom condition setting section that sets at least an electronic zoom magnification as an electronic zoom condition, and an electronic zoom processing section that performs an electronic zoom process on the image based on the electronic zoom condition, the electronic zoom condition setting section increasing the electronic zoom magnification as the distance indicated by the distance information decreases.. .
10/09/14
20140303499
Ultrasound diagnostic apparatus and method for controlling the same
An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus measures blood flow velocity by emitting ultrasound towards a measurement target and receiving a reflected wave, via an ultrasound probe. The ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes an ultrasound image acquisition unit, a vascular region detection unit, a measurement position determination unit, and a doppler gate setting unit.
10/09/14
20140302472
Lamaze breathing coach
A system for coaching breathing techniques includes a processor and storage device. An input receiver connected to the processor receives selection of a selected breathing technique.
10/09/14
20140301621
Image processing apparatus, image processing method and medical imaging device
An image processing apparatus, an image processing method and a medical imaging system are disclosed. The image processing apparatus comprises: an original image acquisition section configured to acquire the original image of an object; a parametric image acquisition section configured to acquire a parametric image corresponding to the original image; and an optical attribute value determination section configured to determine, based on the data value of a pixel of the original image and the parameter value of a corresponding pixel in the parametric image, optical attribute values for presenting the pixel of the original image according to a predetermined correspondence..
10/09/14
20140300726
System and method for obtaining images with offset utilized for enhanced edge resolution
A method in a machine vision inspection system for obtaining two images of a workpiece with a desired sub-pixel offset between the images. The images are acquired using a fast multiple image acquisition mode of operation of a camera in the machine vision inspection system.
10/09/14
20140300701
3d image acquisition apparatus and method of generating depth image in the 3d image acquisition apparatus
Provided are a three-dimensional (3d) image acquisition apparatus, and a method of generating a depth image in the 3d image acquisition apparatus. The method may include sequentially projecting a light transmission signal, which is generated from a light source, to a subject, modulating reflected light, which is reflected by the subject, using a light modulation signal, calculating a phase delay using a combination of a first plurality of images of two groups, from among a second plurality of images of all groups obtained by capturing the modulated reflected light, and generating a depth image based on the phase delay..
10/02/14
20140295490
Fetal red blood cell detection
A device for analyzing a maternal blood sample for quantification of the percentage of fetal red blood cells present with respect to the number of maternal red blood cells includes reagents for mixing with the biological sample, a microfluidic chip, 5 fluid reservoirs, a pumping system, an image acquisition system, an image analysis system, and an electronic control board. The microfluidic channel can confine the objects of interest to a monolayer, and may trap them in an organized array for analysis.
10/02/14
20140294272
Discriminatively weighted multi-scale local binary patterns
Apparatus and methods associated with detecting prostate cancer (cap) in a magnetic resonance (mr) image of a prostate of a cap patient are described. One example apparatus includes logics that acquire an image of a prostate, learn a weighted vector, detect salient features in the image of the prostate, and generate a heatmap that facilitates detecting cap.
10/02/14
20140294271
Image similarity-based finite element model registration
Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with evaluating global deformations and local deformations in a prostate are described. One example apparatus includes logics that evaluate global and local deformations in a prostate and register a pre-external beam radiation treatment (ebrt) three dimensional (3d) magnetic resonance (mr) image with a post-ebrt 3d mr image.
10/02/14
20140294248
Image processing device and method of detecting missing dots in an image processing device
An image processing device for detecting a large number of missing dots. The image processing device comprises a print data image acquisition unit that acquires a print data image; an inkjet printer unit that prints on the back of a check; a back cis unit that scans the back of the printed check; a print area extraction unit that extracts a print area r from the scanned image of the back of the check as an extracted image; and a missing dot detection unit determines if there are missing dots based on the print data image and the extracted image extracted by the print area extraction unit..
10/02/14
20140294139
Method and apparatus for adaptive x-ray filtration
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.
10/02/14
20140293307
Print control apparatus and print control program
A print control apparatus including an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image file including on one page a plurality of sets of image data of a raster format for representing an object, a compression processing unit for selecting methods of compression to apply to each of the plurality of sets of image data from among a plurality of methods of compression, in accordance with the properties of the image data, and compressing each of the plurality of sets of image data by the respectively selected methods of compression, a pdl data generation unit for generating pdl data, which is pdl data in which a command to print the image file is described by a page description language and which includes the plurality of sets of compressed image data, and a transfer unit for transferring the generated pdl data to a print unit. .
10/02/14
20140293092
Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer program product
According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes a first image acquisition unit, a first information acquisition unit, a reception unit, a generation unit, and a writing unit. The first image acquisition unit is configured to acquire a first image obtained by imaging by an imaging unit.
10/02/14
20140293077
Machine vision system editing environment for a part program in which a continuous stream of image acquisition operations are performed during a run mode
In a machine vision system editing environment for a part program, a continuous stream of image acquisition operations are performed during a run mode. Previously, a continuous stream of image acquisition operations was achieved by utilizing different programming representations and syntax for programming and grouping image acquisition operations together in the part program.
10/02/14
20140293007
Method and image acquisition system for rendering stereoscopic images from monoscopic images
A method and an image acquisition system for rendering stereoscopic images from monoscopic images are provided. In the present method, an imaging unit of the image acquisition system is moved laterally back and forth to capture a plurality of images.
10/02/14
20140292809
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and recording medium
There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition part configured to acquire an image captured by an imaging part, and a display controller configured to cause a virtual object to be displayed in accordance with a recognition result of a real object shown in the image. The display controller controls the virtual object on a basis of a size of the real object in a real space..
09/25/14
20140289628
Notification control apparatus for identifying predetermined frame in moving image
A notification control apparatus is provided with a moving image acquisition unit 41 that acquires a moving image, an identification unit 44 that identifies a frame according to forwarding operation, out of a plurality of frames constituting the moving image, a determination unit 46 that determines whether or not the identified frame is a predetermined frame, and a notification control unit 49 that notifies determination result by the determination unit 46.. .
09/25/14
20140288434
Optical speculum
A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes a disposable optical speculum and an image acquisition system having the speculum assembled on and mechanically secured thereto. The image acquisition system is arranged to capture at least one of a single image or multiple images or video of cells within the target tissue using at least one of bright field or dark field ring illumination divided into independently operated segments to obtain a plurality of data sets.
09/25/14
20140288348
Radiotherapy treatment device comprising image acquisition device and irradiation device, and radiotherapy method
A radiotherapy treatment device comprising an image acquisition device, in particular a magnetic resonance device, an irradiation device comprising in particular a linear accelerator, and a patient positioning device having a patient positioning platform, wherein a movement device is provided for jointly moving the image acquisition device and the irradiation device between an irradiation position, in which a radiotherapeutic treatment of a patient located on the patient positioning platform is possible by means of the irradiation device, and an image acquisition position, in which an image acquisition of the patient located on the patient positioning platform is possible by means of the image acquisition device is provided. A radiotherapy method for treating an irradiation target in a patient by means of such a radiotherapy treatment device is also disclosed..
09/25/14
20140286593

There is provided an image processing device including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image obtained using a motion vector indicating motion between frames and a second image used as a reference image to obtain the motion vector; and an image generator configured to generate a third image by blending the first image with the second image by a predetermined blending ratio.. .
09/25/14
20140286537
Measurement device, measurement method, and computer program product
According to an embodiment, a measurement device includes an image acquisition unit, a time acquisition unit, and first and second calculators. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire a reference image that is of an object captured at a first viewpoint as well as a plurality of asynchronous images of the object each captured at a second viewpoint at a time different from when the reference image is captured.
09/25/14
20140285690
Image acquisition method
A method of acquiring images of an object arranged on a supporting surface includes providing at least one optical image acquisition apparatus of the object provided with an optical axis; in a work step of the optical apparatus an acquired image is processed to correct a possible perspective distortion of the image and at least one feature of the object is extracted from the processed image. The method further includes associating a known reference plane with the object and, in a configuration step of the optical apparatus preceding the work step, obtaining a corresponding inclination between the reference plane and the optical axis; processing the acquired image in fact comprises identifying a processing mode determined as a function of the corresponding inclination and applying this preset processing mode to correct the possible perspective distortion..
09/25/14
20140285649
Image acquisition apparatus that stops acquisition of images
An image acquisition apparatus 1 includes: an image acquisition unit 43 that sequentially acquires images consecutively captured by an image capture unit 16; a face detection unit 44 that detects a predetermined subject in the acquired image each time an image is acquired; and an image acquisition stop unit 46 that stops the acquisition of target images for composition when the predetermined subject is detected.. .
09/25/14
20140285647
Portable terminal apparatus and medical image display method
A portable terminal apparatus for imaging diagnosis includes an object recognition unit for selectively specifying one object (body part or anatomical region) in a body, so as to output object information. A region of the object is changeable according to a terminal position or terminal orientation relative to the body.
09/25/14
20140285625
Machine vision 3d line scan image acquisition and processing
A machine vision system may perform compressive sensing by aggregating signals from multiple pixels. The aggregation of signals may be based on a sampling function.
09/25/14
20140285428
Resource-responsive motion capture
The technology disclosed relates to operating a motion-capture system responsive to available computational resources. In particular, it relates to assessing a level of image acquisition and image-analysis resources available using benchmarking of system components.
09/18/14
20140279519
Method and system for obtaining and using identification information
A method of identifying a user for transactions includes receiving an image of an identification document of the user during a first transaction with a first party, wherein the image is obtained using an image acquisition module of a device of the user, receiving a device id of the user's device, extracting identification credentials of the user from the image, storing the identification credentials of the user and the device id of the user's device on a server, wherein the device id is associated with the identification credentials of the user, during a subsequent transaction with a second party, receiving the device id of the user's device, retrieving the identification credentials of the user based on the device id, and transmitting the retrieved identification credentials to the second party to identify the user for the subsequent transaction.. .
09/18/14
20140278697
Building materials estimation
Using remote image acquisition, image processing, and computational systems and methods, it has become possible to obtain actual building dimensions that can be used to generate construction estimates for repairing or maintaining buildings. For example, actual roof dimensions can be used to provide a computer-based estimate of materials and/or materials overage needed.
09/18/14
20140276958
System and method for determining the position of a hair tail on a body surface
System and method are provided for determining hair tail positions. An image containing hair which is received from an image acquisition device is processed to find a coarse hair tail position.
09/18/14
20140276092
Method and apparatus for determining a change in tension of a body surface
A method of detecting a change in tension of a body surface during a medical procedure is provided. In some embodiments the method may be carried out without additional invasive devices or procedures being required.
09/18/14
20140270404
Efficient prevention of fraud
This disclosure is directed to methods and systems for managing risk in a transaction with a user, which presents to the user, with sufficient detail for inspection, an image of the user blended with information about the transaction. A processor of a biometric device may blend an acquired image of a user of the device during a transaction with information about the transaction.
09/18/14
20140270380
System and method for heavy equipment navigation and working edge positioning using an image acquisition device that provides distance information
A system and method for automatically controlling working edges on a heavy equipment vehicle is provided. A gnss/ins system determines a location of the vehicle.
09/18/14
20140270074
Image acquisition optimization
A system and a method for acquiring image data of a subject with an imaging system is provided. The system can include a gantry that completely annularly encompasses at least a portion of the subject, with a source positioned within and movable relative to the gantry.
09/18/14
20140267888
Thermal dissipating device for image acquisition unit
A thermal dissipating device for image acquisition unit is provided. The thermal dissipating device comprises a base plate, at least one image acquisition unit and at least one heat sink.
09/18/14
20140267886
Image generation system, method, and medium, generating plurality of images with different resolution and brightness from single image
Provided is an image generation system and method, more particularly, an image generation system and method which can generate a high dynamic range image from a plurality of images acquired in a single short exposure. The image generation system to includes an image generation system having an image acquisition unit to acquire an image, an image generation unit to generate, from the acquired image, a plurality of images with different resolution and brightness, and an image synthesis unit to synthesize the generated images..
09/18/14
20140267863
Electronic device and imaging method thereof
An electronic device and an imaging method thereof are described. The electronic device includes at least one display unit and at least one image acquisition unit.
09/18/14
20140267678
Photography system
A photography system includes: an observation scope inserted into a hole of a case in which a plurality of subjects, which are cyclically disposed around a rotary shaft and rotate around the rotary shaft, are housed along with the rotary shaft and the hole is formed to penetrate through the case, the observation scope being configured to sequentially acquire light from the plurality of subjects; an imaging section configured to generate an image by continuously imaging light acquired by the observation scope; a sensor configured to continuously detect states of the plurality of subjects which rotate and sequentially output detection values; and an image acquisition section configured to detect a position of the subject based on cyclic variation of the detection value and acquire the image including the subject at the detected position which is a predetermined position.. .
09/18/14
20140267671
Referencing in multi-acquisition slide imaging
Referencing of image acquired in multiple rounds of imaging is disclosed. In certain implementations, a baseline round of images are acquired and registered to one another to establish a global transformation matrix.
09/18/14
20140267670
Mobile microscopy device and method therefor
A mobile microscopy apparatus usable in connection with a mobile computing device comprising a memory unit and camera, the mobile microscopy apparatus comprising: an illumination module for illuminating a removable media with an illuminating light, an image acquisition optics for creating an image of the sample for acquisition by the camera of the mobile computing device, and a mounting frame assembly for detachably mounting the illumination module and the image acquisition optics to the mobile computing device and for holding the removable media in a predetermined position. In various implementations, the illumination module may provide either backside or frontside illumination of the removable media using the light generated by a light source of the mobile computing device.
09/18/14
20140267028
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and image processing system
There is provided an image processing apparatus including: an input image acquisition unit for obtaining an input image generated by taking an image of a real space; an image recognition unit for recognizing, when a first user-input representing a start of manipulation is detected, a manipulator used for manipulating a virtual object, wherein the manipulator appears in the input image; a calculation unit for calculating, according to a result of the recognition of the manipulator provided by the image recognition unit, a position on a screen of a display device at which the virtual object is to be displayed; a display control unit for displaying the virtual object at the position of the screen of the display device calculated by the calculation unit; and a communication unit for transmitting, when the first user-input is detected, a first notification signal for notifying the start of manipulation to another apparatus displaying the same virtual object.. .
09/11/14
20140254748
System and method for saving time and dose in computed tomography
The present invention pertains to a system and method for x-ray imaging wherein a targeted fluence at the detector for projection images can be achieved at a plurality of projection angles around the imaging subject by control of exposure times implemented during image acquisition. Exposure time for a second projection image may be determined by the fluence in a first projection image, and in a third projection image by the fluence in a second projection image, where projection images are acquired within two degrees of one another.
09/11/14
20140253747
Image acquisition
An image acquisition technique includes obtaining information regarding a client ticket within a document of a twain-compliant application and determining if a status associated with the client ticket is complete or incomplete based at least in part on server ticket information associated with the client ticket. An image may then be received for the client ticket if the status associated with the client ticket is complete and the client ticket may be replaced in the document of the twain-compliant application with the image..
09/11/14
20140253744
Portable apparatus displaying apparatus information on electronic apparatus
A portable apparatus includes an image capturing device, a display device, an indoor image acquisition unit, an apparatus position acquisition unit, an apparatus information acquisition unit, and a display control unit. The indoor image acquisition unit acquires an indoor image of a building having a plurality of floors.
09/11/14
20140253734
Image acquisition method and system
A method of acquiring an image of a scene illuminated by a first beam, by means of a sensor including at least two pixels, including the steps of: a) for each pixel, reading a first output value of the pixel representative of the intensity of the radiation received by the pixel during a first integration period during which the sensor is illuminated by a second beam coherent with the first beam; and b) for each pixel, reading a second output value of the pixel representative of the intensity of the radiation received by the pixel during a second integration period during which the sensor is not illuminated by the second beam, wherein steps a) and b) are repeated a plurality of times by changing, between two successive iterations, the angle of incidence or a phase parameter of the second beam.. .
09/11/14
20140253593
Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program and computer-readable recording medium storing the program
An image processing device includes a pierced earring image acquisition unit that acquires a pierced earring image showing a pierced earring including a hook part, a head image acquisition unit that acquires a head image at least including a region where an ear is shown, a pierced earring image specifying unit that specifies an end direction of the hook part in the pierced earring image, a head image specifying unit that specifies a rear of a head in the head image, a superimposition unit that superimposes the pierced earring image onto the head image so that the end direction in the pierced earring image faces to the rear of the head in the head image, and an output unit that outputs the image on which the pierced earring image is superimposed. An image closer to the state where the pierced earring is actually worn in the ear is thereby output..
09/11/14
20140252145
Scanner-shredder combination unit with media speed detection and image correction based on media speed.
A scanner system used in conjunction with a shredder apparatus incorporates plurality of a scanning element, media speed detection sensors, internal processing unit, and optionally media feed device. Such system performs image acquisition from the scanner element, measures the speed of the media through the device as it is pulled by the shredding apparatus and corrects the image acquired based on the speed measured.
09/11/14
20140251346
Surgical drape with separable elements
The present disclosure relates to a novel surgical drape to be used in a surgical setting, and more specifically to a drape that includes one or more of the following: (1) a patient drape for use with a standalone non-draped image acquisition device; (2) a patient drape for use with a standalone non-draped image acquisition device with image guidance navigation technology; (3) the means to provide temporary sterile coverage of an underlying sterile field; (4) the means to provide sterile separation of at least a portion, if not the entire temporary sterile coverage; and (5) the means to provide covering of the undersurface of the operating surface and enclosing any suspended medical devices, wires, cables, tubes, etc.. .
08/28/14
20140241710
Photographic synchronization optimization system and method
A system and method for synchronizing a photographic lighting device to image acquisition by a camera using light emission profile information to position a light emission profile at a desired location in an image acquisition window. A light energy balance point of a light emission profile can be used to position the balance point at a desired location in an image acquisition window..
08/28/14
20140241613
Coordinated stereo image acquisition and viewing system
An image processing apparatus is provided, which includes a first calculation unit to calculate a first position of at least one first point sampled from an actual 3-dimensional (3d) object to be acquired as stereo 3d images, a second calculation unit to calculate a second position of at least one second point of a receiving end corresponding to the first point, using at least one second parameter related to the receiving end provided with the stereo 3d images, and a determination unit to determine at least one first parameter related to a transmission end to acquire and provide the stereo 3d images to the receiving end so that a difference between the first position and the second position is minimized.. .
08/28/14
20140241575
Wearable display-based remote collaboration apparatus and method
Disclosed herein are a wearable display-based remote collaboration apparatus and method. The wearable display-based remote collaboration apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a recognition unit, an image processing unit, and a visualization unit.


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