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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
02/04/16
20160037141 
 Spectral image acquisition apparatus and light reception wavelength acquisition method patent thumbnailnew patent Spectral image acquisition apparatus and light reception wavelength acquisition method
A spectral camera includes a wavelength variable interference filter, an imaging unit having a plurality of light receiving elements arranged in a two-dimensional array configuration, and a wavelength acquisition unit which acquires center wavelengths of light beams received by the light receiving elements in accordance with signal values output from the light receiving elements when reference light is received by the imaging unit. Light amounts of the reference light corresponding to different wavelength components in a certain wavelength range are uniform in a plane, and different signal values are acquired when light beams of the different wavelength components are received by the light receiving elements..
Seiko Epson Corporation


02/04/16
20160034787 
 Detection device, learning device, detection method, learning method, and information storage device patent thumbnailnew patent 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 about the distance from the imaging section to the object, a feature quantity calculation section that calculates a feature quantity from the image, a learning feature quantity storage section that stores a learning feature quantity calculated by a learning process corresponding to each of a plurality of distance ranges that are set corresponding to the distance from the imaging section to the object, and a detection section that determines a distance range that corresponds to the feature quantity based on the distance information, and detects the target area based on the learning feature quantity that corresponds to the determined distance range, and the feature quantity calculated by the feature quantity calculation section.. .
Olympus Corporation


02/04/16
20160034037 
 Display device and control method thereof, gesture recognition method, and head-mounted display device patent thumbnailnew patent Display device and control method thereof, gesture recognition method, and head-mounted display device
The present invention provides a display device and a control method thereof, a gesture recognition method and a head-mounted display device. The display device of the present invention comprises a display unit, an open type head-mounted display, an image acquisition unit and a gesture recognition unit.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033102 
 Illumination system patent thumbnailnew patent Illumination system
An illumination system includes: a light irradiation unit that projects light toward a predetermined illumination area; an image acquisition unit that acquires an image of the illumination area; an object detecting unit that detects a shading object based on image information of the illumination area, acquired by the image acquisition unit; an information generating unit that generates the control information for setting each of the plurality of reflecting mirrors to an on state or an off state such that a plurality of irradiation patterns are alternately irradiated, each of the plurality of irradiation patterns having different arrangement of the dark pixels and the light pixels from each other; and an irradiation control unit that controls the light irradiation unit based on the generated control information.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160031371 
 In-vehicle apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent In-vehicle apparatus
An in-vehicle apparatus acquires an image around a vehicle. The apparatus includes an image acquisition section having first and second capturing sections acquiring an image, a storage section storing a first picked up image acquired by the first capturing section and a second picked up image acquired by the second capturing section in different storage areas, an abnormality determination section determining presence/absence of an abnormality of the image acquisition section and a communication section based on whether or not there is a match between the first and second picked up images, an image processing section processing, if the absence of an abnormality is determined, at least one of the first and second picked up images or a combined image generated by combining the first and second picked up images to detect identification information around the vehicle, and a vehicle control section outputting a command signal based on the identification information..
Denso Corporation


01/28/16
20160027153 
 Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method patent thumbnailMagnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method
A magnetic resonance imaging (mri) apparatus and an mri method are provided. The mri apparatus includes a data acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image by performing an mri scan on an object.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160026852 
 Imaging blood cells patent thumbnailImaging blood cells
This document describes methods, systems and computer program products directed to imaging blood cells. The subject matter described in this document can be embodied in a method of classifying white blood cells (wbcs) in a biological sample on a substrate.
Roche Diagnostics Hematology, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025832 
 System and  magnetic resonance image acquisition patent thumbnailSystem and magnetic resonance image acquisition
A method of data acquisition at a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system is provided. The system receives at least a portion of raw data for an image, and detects anomalies in the portion of raw data received.

01/28/16
20160022241 
 System and  use in mapping a radiation dose applied in an angiography imaging procedure of a patient patent thumbnailSystem and use in mapping a radiation dose applied in an angiography imaging procedure of a patient
A system and method for use in mapping a radiation dose applied in an angiography imaging procedure is provided. The system can include an image acquisition system, a table in support of the patient, and a computer processor that calculates an angulation of a radiation beam to the patient in the angiography imaging procedure relative to the table; calculating an angulation of the table; calculating an intersection of the radiation beam relative to a two-dimensional grid; calculating the radiation dose applied at the intersection of the radiation beam to each of the predefined areas of the two-dimensional grid; calculating an orientation of the patient relative to the two-dimensional grid of predefined areas; and creating a graphic display illustrative of an aggregation of the radiation dose applied to each of the predefined areas of the two-dimensional grid for viewing by a user..
General Electric Company


01/28/16
20160022107 
 Robot cleaner and  controlling the same patent thumbnailRobot cleaner and controlling the same
A method of controlling a robot cleaner includes recognizing information on a monitoring standby position by a robot cleaner, moving to the monitoring standby position at a monitoring start time by the robot cleaner, acquiring an image, by an image acquisition unit of the robot cleaner, at the monitoring standby position, determining whether an event has occurred, by the robot cleaner, based on the image acquired by the image acquisition unit, transmitting the image acquired by the image acquisition unit to an external remote terminal when it is determined that the event occurred.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


01/21/16
20160021313 

Image processing apparatus


An image processing apparatus that processes an image includes: an image acquisition portion that acquires a captured image from an imaging apparatus which captures an image of a vicinity of a vehicle; and an image generator that generates a display image in which a support image for supporting driving is superimposed on the acquired captured image captured by the imaging apparatus, the image generator being configured to (i) make a determination as to whether the vehicle is in a stopped state or a moving state, and (ii) select a type of the support image to be superimposed on the acquired captured image in the display image based on the determination as to whether the vehicle is in the stopped state or the moving state.. .
Fujitsu Ten Limited


01/21/16
20160018332 

Measuring apparatus and fluorescence measuring method


A low-noise fluorescence image and a low-noise luminescence image are acquired even if a luminescent substance having a high luminescence level is used. Provided is a measuring apparatus including an illumination optical system that radiates excitation light coming from an excitation light source onto a specimen a, an image acquisition portion that acquires an image by measuring light generated at the specimen, and an image processing portion that, based on a first image, which is acquired by the image acquisition portion without radiating the excitation light, and a second image, which is acquired by the image acquisition portion while radiating the excitation light, generates a fluorescence image by removing a luminescence component from the second image..
Olympus Corporation


01/21/16
20160015368 

Multi-purpose ultrasound image acquisition device


The present invention relates to an ultrasound image acquisition device (46) for use together with a console device (16, 18) to form an ultrasound imaging system (10) and a corresponding method. The ultrasound image acquisition device (46) particularly comprises a recognition device for recognizing an operating mode of the ultrasound image acquisition device, wherein the recognition device is configured to recognize the operating mode depending on a type of the console device (16, 18) and/or an applicable communication standard of the interface (50).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/14/16
20160014354 

Image processing device, imaging device, and image processing method


An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a plurality of images captured while sequentially shifting the relative positions of a light-receiving plane of an image sensor and an image formed in the light-receiving plane, and an estimation calculation section that estimates a high-resolution image based on the plurality of images, the high-resolution image having a number of pixels larger than that of each of the plurality of images. The estimation calculation section estimates the pixel values of the high-resolution image corresponding to a first color based on the pixel values of the plurality of images corresponding to a second color when the estimation calculation section has determined that the pixel values of the plurality of images corresponding to the first color and the pixel values of the plurality of images corresponding to the second color have a high correlation..
Olympus Corporation


01/14/16
20160014328 

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, information storage device, and image processing method


An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image that includes an image of the object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from an imaging section to the object when the imaging section captured the captured image, an in-focus determination section that determines whether or not the object is in focus within a pixel or an area within the captured image based on the distance information, a classification section that performs a classification process that classifies the structure of the object, and controls the target of the classification process corresponding to the results of the determination as to whether or not the object is in focus within the pixel or the area, and an enhancement processing section that performs an enhancement process on the captured image based on the results of the classification process.. .
Olympus Corporation


01/14/16
20160012851 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


To be able to manage images showing motions of subjects more easily. Provided is an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a series of object images showing an object moving in a series of frame images; an image selection unit configured to select a plurality of display object images according to a predetermined criterion from among the series of object images; and an image output unit configured to generate an output image including the plurality of display object images..
Sony Corporation


01/14/16
20160012644 

Augmented reality system and method


Disclosed is an augmented reality system, including: an augmented reality apparatus including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of an augmented reality 3d marker attached to a real object; a marker analysis unit configured to analyze the image and obtain a 3d feature of the augmented reality 3d marker based on a predetermined image parameter of the image; and an augment process unit configured to perform a corresponding augmented reality process based on the 3d feature. An augmented reality method is also disclosed.
Senmedia Limited


01/14/16
20160012580 

Medical image measurement device and method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium


The medical image measurement device includes a medical image acquisition unit which acquires a first medical image and a second medical image obtained by photographing the same object of interest of the same patient at different time points, a measurement parameter acquisition unit which acquires a first measurement parameter set for measuring the features of the shape of the object of interest in the first medical image and a second measurement parameter set for measuring the features of the shape of the object of interest in the second medical image, an evaluation value acquisition unit which acquires an evaluation value indicating a change between the first measurement parameter and the second measurement parameter, and a determination unit which determines whether or not the change is equal to or greater than a preset amount of change based on the evaluation value.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


01/14/16
20160011409 

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and information processing program


This information processing apparatus includes: a search image acquisition unit that acquires enlarged images at focal positions different from each other; a first feature amount calculation unit that obtains, for each of the multiple captured enlarged images, a first feature amount based on a direct current component and a dynamic range of an alternating current component of pixel values for each of blocks forming each of the enlarged images; and an in-focus position determination unit that determines an in-focus position of each enlarged image based on the first feature amount.. .
Sony Corporation


01/14/16
20160011285 

Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) scan plane control device


Example devices, apparatus, and methods concern intervention-independent imaging control for an mri system. A hand wearable device (e.g., glove) that can be manipulated independently of an interventional device (e.g., catheter) in use to treat a patient transmits position signals describing an orientation of the device to an mri system.
Case Western Reserve University


01/14/16
20160007970 

Segmentation of large objects from multiple three-dimensional views


The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system (10) for inspecting an object (33) in a volume (32). The ultra-sound imaging system comprises an ultrasound image acquisition probe (14) for acquiring three-dimensional ultrasound images and providing three-dimensional ultrasound image data, comprising a tracking device (25, 27) for tracking a position of the ultrasound image acquisition probe (14) and providing a viewpoint position (128, 130) of the three-dimensional ultrasound images.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/07/16
20160007068 

Wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus


A wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus includes a video module and a wireless module. The video module includes a hub unit, an image processing unit, an image acquisition unit, a microphone unit, an expansion interface and a transmission interface.

01/07/16
20160007015 

Open head mount display device and display method thereof


The present invention provides an open head mount display device and a display method thereof, relates to the field of head mount display technology, and can solve technical problems (such as a tedious operation, a poor display effect, an inaccurate position of the display image or the like) of the open head mount display device in the prior art. The open head mount display device of the present invention comprises: a display unit for providing a display image to user's eyes; an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of an external object; an image analysis unit for analyzing and determining a position of the external object relative to the user's eyes in accordance with the image acquired by the image acquisition unit; and an image adjusting unit for adjusting the display image in accordance with an analysis result of the image analysis unit..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160006916 

Lensless compressive image acquisition


Systems, structures, devices and methods for lensless compressive image acquisition are disclosed herein with which images may be obtained from a single detection element while performing fewer times than a number of pixels associated with the image. Advantageously such systems, structures, devices and methods may be adapted to acquiring images at wavelengths that are difficult or impossible with contemporary ccd or cmos imagers..
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


01/07/16
20160005567 

High-speed multiframe dynamic transmission electron microscope image acquisition system with arbitrary timing


An electron microscope is disclosed which has a laser-driven photocathode and an arbitrary waveform generator (awg) laser system (“laser”). The laser produces a train of temporally-shaped laser pulses of a predefined pulse duration and waveform, and directs the laser pulses to the laser-driven photocathode to produce a train of electron pulses.
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


01/07/16
20160005194 

Method and large field of view imaging and detection and compensation of motion artifacts


A method and apparatus are provided to improve large field of view ct image acquisition by using at least two scanning procedures: (i) one with the radiation source and detector centered and (ii) one in an offset configuration. The imaging data obtained from both of the scanning procedures is used in the reconstruction of the image.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/07/16
20160004662 

Wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus


A wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus includes a hub module, a video module and a wireless module. The hub module includes a hub unit, a first expansion interface, a second expansion interface and a transmission interface.

01/07/16
20160004056 

Scanning microscope apparatus


It is possible to easily acquire an original image of a specimen that satisfies necessary conditions for generating a super-resolution image. The present invention provides a scanning microscope apparatus that includes an objective lens that irradiates a specimen with laser light emitted from a laser light source; a scanning portion that scans the laser light irradiated onto the specimen via the objective lens; and a pc that acquires an original image of the specimen, calculates, from the magnification of the objective lens, information about the number of pixels of the original image or information about the zoom magnification of the original image that achieves the per-pixel pixel resolution needed to generate a super-resolution image, and controls the scanning portion or image acquisition according to the calculated information about the number of pixels or information about the zoom magnification..
Olympus Corporation


01/07/16
20160003936 

Target recognition apparatus


A target recognition apparatus of one embodiment is installed in a vehicle, and includes a data acquisition means which acquires received data from a transceiver having a plurality of transmission and receiving channels which transmit and receive radar waves; an image acquisition means which acquires image data from an image sensor which picks up an image of a state around an own vehicle; and a detection means which detects a target which has reflected the radar waves based on the received data and the image data.. .
Denso Corporation


01/07/16
20160000401 

Method and systems for adjusting an imaging protocol


Various methods and systems are provided for imaging a fetus. One example method for imaging a fetus includes obtaining genetic analysis information of the fetus, and adjusting an ultrasound image acquisition protocol based on the information..
General Electric Company


12/31/15
20150379707 

Mask inspection apparatus, mask evaluation method and mask evaluation system


A mask inspection apparatus includes an optical image acquisition unit configured to acquire an optical image by irradiating light on a mask, a reference image generation unit configured to generate a reference image from design data of the mask, a comparison circuit configured to compare the optical image with the reference image, a pattern data extraction unit configured to obtain coordinates of a defective portion determined to be defective by the comparison unit and to extract, from the design data, pattern data of a predetermined dimension range including the coordinates, and an interface unit configured to supply an aerial image measurement apparatus with information associated with the defect, the information including the defect coordinates and the extracted pattern data.. .
Nuflare Technology, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379332 

Face authentication device and face authentication method


A face authentication device has a face image acquisition unit that continuously acquires face images of a user, a user identification unit that identifies the user based on a first face image acquired by the face image acquisition unit, a parameter acquisition unit that acquires a face parameter based on a second face image acquired by the face image acquisition unit, the face parameter being a parameter associated with a facial expression or a face direction of the user, a tracking unit that extracts a region of a part of a face included in the first face image, and to track the region between the plurality of continuously-acquired face images, and an authentication unit that makes a determination of successful authentication when the user identified by the user identification unit is a registered user, when the acquired face parameter satisfies a predetermined condition.. .
Omron Corporation


12/31/15
20150379321 

Methods and a system for verifying the authenticity of a mark


In one implantation, a processor: (1) receives an image of a candidate mark from an image acquisition device, (2) uses the image to measure one or more characteristics at a plurality of locations on the candidate mark, resulting in a first set of metrics, (3) removes, from the first set of metrics, a metric having a dominant amplitude, resulting in a trimmed first set of metrics, (4) retrieves, from a computer-readable memory, a second set of metrics that represents one or more characteristics measured at a plurality of locations on an original mark, (5) removes, from the second set of metrics, a metric corresponding to the metric removed from the first set of metrics, resulting in a trimmed second set of metrics, (6) compares the trimmed first set of metrics with the trimmed second set of metrics, and (7) determines whether the candidate mark is genuine based on the comparison.. .
Sys-tech Solutions, Inc.


12/31/15
20150374442 

Surgical drape with separable elements


The present disclosure relates to a surgical drape to be used in conjunction with a surgical procedure, and more specifically to a surgical 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.. .

12/31/15
20150374343 

Ultrasound imaging system and method


The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system (100) comprising: an ultrasound probe (10) that comprises a single element ultrasound transducer (16) for transmitting an receiving ultrasound signals; a movement sensor (18) for sensing a displacement-over-time signal x(t) of a displacement (x) of the ultrasound probe (10) relative to an examination object (24) during signal acquisition; an image acquisition hardware (26) that is configured to reconstruct an m-mode ultrasound image from the received ultrasound signals, said reconstructed m-mode ultrasound image being a two-dimensional image i(t,y) comprising multiple one-dimensional depth signals of substantially constant depth (y) in the examination object (24) illustrated over time (t), wherein the image acquisition hardware (26) is further configured to map said m-mode ultra-sound image i(t,y) to a two-dimensional second image i(x,y) comprising the depth signals illustrated over the displacement (x) by using the displacement-over-time signal x(t) that is sensed with the movement sensor (18); and an image analysis unit (48) that is configured to analyse said second image and to detect at least one tissue layer boundary of the examination object (24) in said second image.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


12/31/15
20150374314 

X-ray collimator size and postion adjustment based on pre-shot


An x-ray apparatus for image acquisition and a related method. The apparatus comprises a field-of-view corrector (cs) configured to receive a scout image (si) acquired by the imager with a tentative collimator setting in a pre-shot imaging phase where said imager operates with a low dosage radiation cone causing the detector to register the scout image.
Philips Gmbh


12/31/15
20150374237 

Method for accurate and robust cardiac motion self-gating in magnetic resonance imaging


Self-gating methods and systems are provided for cardiac imaging analysis. In particular, non-phased coded self-gating data are collected separately from imaging data.
The Regents Of The University Of California


12/24/15
20150371816 

Sample observation device


A sample observation device of the invention includes: a charged particle optical column for irradiating a sample with charged particle beams at a first acceleration voltage, the sample having a target part to be observed which is a concave part; an image acquisition part for acquiring an image including the target part to be observed on the basis of signals obtained by irradiation with the charged particle beams; a memory part for memorizing in advance, at each of a plurality of acceleration voltages, information indicating a relationship between a brightness ratio of a concave part to a periphery part of the concave part in a standard sample and a value indicating a structure of the concave part in the standard sample; and an operation part for obtaining a brightness ratio of the concave part to a periphery part of the concave part in the image. The operation part judges appropriateness/inappropriateness of the first acceleration voltage with the use of the information indicating the relationship and the brightness ratio in the image..
Hitachi High- Technologies Corporation


12/24/15
20150371405 

Luminance-chrominance calibration production line of led display module


A luminance-chrominance calibration production line includes: a rail; multiple stations disposed along the rail and including multiple first darkroom stations; multiple image acquisition apparatuses respectively disposed in the first darkroom stations and for capturing different color images sequentially displayed by a to-be-calibrated led display module loaded on the rail to acquire color image data; and a rail computer system for controlling a transport movement on the rail and controlling the to-be-calibrated led display module to display the different color images, and being signally connected to the image acquisition apparatuses to obtain the color image data. By using multiple image acquisition apparatuses to collect various color image information of led display module in pipelined manner, calibration efficiency is improved, data collection is accurate, data collection error caused by using different image acquisition apparatuses to calibrate different led display modules is avoided and calibration manpower is reduced..
Xi'an Novastar Tech Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150371388 

Information processing device, computer-readable recording medium, and information processing method


An information processing device includes a range image acquisition unit that acquires at least two range images of an observation object, a color image acquisition unit that acquires color images of the observation object, which respectively correspond to the range images, a feature portion detection unit that detects feature portions from the acquired color images, a calibration unit that performs calibration processing that associates each pixel of the color image with each point of the range image, which corresponds to each pixel, and generates calibration information that indicates each point corresponding to each pixel, and an alignment processing unit that performs alignment of the range images so that the detected feature portions overlap with each other by using the detected feature portions and the calibration information.. .

12/24/15
20150371375 

Merchandise identification apparatus, recognizing discount of merchandise, and freshness degree label


A merchandise identification apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a first extraction unit, a second extraction unit, and a determination unit. The image acquisition unit acquires a merchandise image of a merchandise to be purchased.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


12/24/15
20150371368 

Sample observation generating observation image of sample


A good super-resolution image can be generated, while eliminating a troublesome task necessary for generating a raw image. Provided is a sample observation apparatus including a memory, which stores a first number of photoelectrons required in a raw image for generating a super-resolution image, and a main controller, which calculates the number of image data sets to be added together for generating the raw image based on the first number of photoelectrons stored in the memory and a predetermined image acquisition condition, which acquires multiple sets of image data of the same region of a sample by repeatedly detecting light from the same region based on the calculated number of image data sets, and which generates the raw image by adding together the acquired multiple sets of image data of the same region..
Olympus Corporation


12/24/15
20150369790 

Aggregated cell evaluation method and aggregated cell evaluation device


An aggregated cell evaluation apparatus includes a laser light source, a speckle image acquisition unit, an sc calculation unit, an evaluation unit, and a memory unit. The speckle image acquisition unit acquires a two-dimensional speckle image by forward scattered light generated in aggregated cells by irradiation of the aggregated cells with laser light output from the laser light source.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


12/24/15
20150369752 

Defect inspection device and defect inspection method


In an defect inspection method and device, in order to detect a minute defect present on a surface of a sample with a high degree of sensitivity, a defect inspection method includes imaging the same region of a sample in a plurality of image acquisition conditions and acquiring a plurality of images, processing the plurality of acquired images and extracting a defect candidate, clipping a partial image including the extracted defect candidate and a neighboring image of the defect candidate from the acquired images based on position information of the extracted defect candidate, obtaining feature quantities of the defect candidates in the plurality of clipped partial images, associating the defect candidates that have the same coordinates on the sample and are detected in different image acquisition condition, extracting a defect from among the associated defect candidates in a multi-dimensional feature quantity space, and outputting information of the extracted defect.. .
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


12/24/15
20150369588 

Optical measurement apparatus and controlling the same


According to example embodiments, an optical measurement apparatus may include: a station configured to support a measurement target; an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a one-dimensional (1d) line image of the measurement target; a driver configured to move the station and the image acquisition unit; and a controller. The controller may be configured to control the driver and the image acquisition unit to acquire a plurality of 1d line images of the measurement target while varying a distance between the image acquisition unit and the measurement target to generate a two-dimensional (2d) scan image from combining the plurality of 1d line images; and to detect a pattern of the measurement target based on comparing a plurality of 2d reference images and the 2d scan image.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


12/24/15
20150366487 

Portable biometric identification device using a dorsal hand vein pattern


A device for personal identification using a dorsal band vein-pattern in preferable configuration is disclosed. The device utilizes an on-board or external camera using wired or wireless communication 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.

12/24/15
20150366448 

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes a tomographic image acquisition unit configured to acquire a polarization-sensitive tomographic image of a subject, and an extraction unit configured to extract, from the polarization-sensitive tomographic image of the subject, a region in which a polarization state is scrambled.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


12/17/15
20150363946 

Systems and methods for data and model-driven image reconstruction and enhancement


Systems and methods are disclosed for image reconstruction and enhancement, using a computer system. One method includes acquiring a plurality of images associated with a target anatomy; determining, using a processor, one or more associations between subdivisions of localized anatomy of the target anatomy identified from the plurality of images, and local image regions identified from the plurality of images; performing an initial image reconstruction based on image acquisition information of the target anatomy; and updating the initial image reconstruction or generating a new image reconstruction based on the image acquisition information and the one or more determined associations..
Heartflow, Inc.


12/17/15
20150363942 

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, image processing method, and information storage device


An image processing device, an endoscope apparatus, an image processing method, an image processing program, and the like make it possible to perform an appropriate enhancement process corresponding to the observation state. The image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image that includes an image of an object, a motion amount acquisition section that acquires a motion amount of the object, a known characteristic information acquisition section that acquires known characteristic information that is information that represents known characteristics relating to the object, and an enhancement processing section that performs an enhancement process that corresponds to the motion amount based on the known characteristic information..
Olympus Corporation


12/17/15
20150363932 

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium


An image processing apparatus for processing an image acquired by imaging a living body includes: a narrow-band image acquisition unit configured to acquire at least three narrow-band images with different center wavelengths from one another; a depth feature data calculation unit configured to calculate depth feature data which is feature data correlated to a depth of a blood vessel in the living body based on a difference, between the narrow-band images different from one another, in variation of signal intensity due to an absorption variation of light with which the living body is irradiated; and an enhanced image creation unit configured to create, based on the depth feature data, an image in which the blood vessel is highlighted according to the depth of the blood vessel.. .
Olympus Corporation


12/17/15
20150363929 

Endoscope apparatus, image processing method, and information storage device


The image processing device includes an image acquisition section, a distance information acquisition section, a known characteristic information acquisition section that acquires known characteristic information that is information that represents known characteristics relating to an object, and an enhancement processing section that performs an enhancement process that corresponds to distance information. The enhancement processing section performs a first enhancement process as the enhancement process on a concave-convex part of the object that agrees with the characteristics represented by the known characteristic information when the enhancement processing section has determined that an observation state is a screening observation state, and performs a second enhancement process as the enhancement process on the concave-convex part of the object that agrees with the characteristics represented by the known characteristic information when the enhancement processing section has determined that the observation state is a zoom observation state..
Olympus Corporation


12/17/15
20150363659 

Data processing apparatus, data processing method, and program


An aspect of the present invention provides a data processing apparatus, including: an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image depicting a road along which vehicles pass; a calibration section that computes a road parameter for converting coordinates in the captured image to coordinates in real space based on the captured image and road data related to the road; a vehicle lane region detection section that detects a vehicle lane region in the captured image based on the captured image and the road parameter; and a processing region setting section that, based on the vehicle lane region, sets a processing region in the vehicle lane region for detecting a vehicle passing.. .
Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.


12/17/15
20150362716 

Cell suction support system


A cell suction support system includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a microscopic image of a group of cells in a cell container; an image processor that uses the microscopic image to calculate a characteristic amount of each cell, and detects a cell having a characteristic amount that satisfies a predetermined condition; a display that displays information concerning the group of cells so that the detected cell is distinguishable; and a movement controller that moves the cell container so that a designated specific cell is placed at a predetermined suction position, while moving a suction tip to the suction position.. .
Yokogawa Electric Corporation


12/10/15
20150358561 

System and extraction of a dynamic range zone image


Optimization of image acquisition relative resource usage, particularly power, is accomplished by use of a beehive algorithm, inspired by observation of the way that bees communicate foraging information by a dance. Analysis of relative gain associated with captured pixels facilitates isolation of one or more areas of particular interest for focusing one or more subsequent image capture operations.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.


12/10/15
20150358531 

Apparatus and image acquisition


The present invention discloses an apparatus and a method for image acquisition. The apparatus includes: a main lens, a micro lens array, an image sensor, and a focal length control unit; the main lens, the micro lens array, and the image sensor are successively disposed alternately, and the image sensor is configured to: sense an optical signal that is transmitted from the main lens and the micro lens array, and convert the optical signal into an electrical signal; and the focal length control unit is configured to control a focal length of the main lens, a focal length of a micro lens in the micro lens array, or focal lengths of the main lens and the micro lens.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150356788 

Information processing device, client device, information processing method, and program


There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a real space from an image capture device, a setting unit that sets, in association with the real space, an augmented reality space that virtually augments the real space depicted in the captured image, and a control unit that determines a target position for an action executed within the augmented reality space, on a basis of a positional relationship between an object within the augmented reality space and an optical axis of the image capture device.. .
Sony Corporation


12/10/15
20150356787 

Information processing device, client device, information processing method, and program


There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a real space from an image capture device, a setting unit that sets, in association with the real space, an augmented reality space that virtually augments the real space depicted in the captured image, the augmented reality space differing according to related information that relates to the captured image, and a control unit that causes an image of a virtual object placed for each user within the augmented reality space to be displayed on a screen.. .
Sony Corporation


12/10/15
20150356748 

Method and sensing moving ball


Disclosed are an apparatus for sensing a moving golf ball and a method for sensing the moving golf ball using the apparatus. The apparatus includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring consecutive images of a ball, an image processing unit for extracting a feature portion of the ball from the acquired images, and a spin calculation unit for performing any one of forward operation analysis and inverse operation analysis to calculate spin of the ball..
Golfzon Co., Ltd.


12/10/15
20150356713 

Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium


A device includes: an image acquisition device acquiring a taken image in which a subject is imaged; a smoothing device generating a smoothed image by smoothing the taken image; a noise extraction device extracting a difference noise component from a difference between the taken image and the smoothed image; a noise addition device adding the difference noise component to the smoothed taken image; a map acquisition device acquiring a blurring strength map that represents a distribution of blurring strengths for the taken image; and an image combining device combining the taken image with the smoothed image on the basis of the blurring strength map, and generating an output image.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


12/10/15
20150356378 

Apparatus and establishing a network connection in a 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.


12/10/15
20150355462 

Head mounted display, detection device, control head mounted display, and computer program


A head mounted display for supporting improvement in an act of moving a body is provided. The head mounted display includes image display unit that transmits external scenery therethrough and forms an image, a body motion detection unit that detects motions of a body of a user and at least a part of a tool bundled with the body, a model moving image acquisition unit that accesses a model moving image storage unit which stores, as a model moving image, a moving image showing a motion of the body, used as a reference of the act and stores the model moving image for each type of act, and acquires one or a plurality of model moving images corresponding to a detection result from the body motion detection unit, and a display control unit that causes the image display unit to form the acquired model moving image..
Seiko Epson Corporation


12/10/15
20150355443 

Image acquisition apparatus


To acquire a pasted image having an enlarged dynamic range and having a high quality and a high angle of view, an image acquisition apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures an object, to acquire an image, an imaging control unit that controls the imaging unit, an hdr processing unit that combines a plurality of partial images acquired by capturing the same region of the object under different exposures, to generate an hdr image having an enlarged dynamic range, a pasting processing unit that pastes the plurality of hdr images generated for different regions of the object, to acquire a pasted image having a higher angle of view, and an exposure setting unit that sets an exposure condition in capturing all the partial images based on image information acquired by capturing a wider range than the single partial image included in the pasted image.. .
Olympus Corporation


12/03/15
20150350609 

Method and sensing moving ball


Provided are an apparatus and method for sensing a moving ball, which extract a feature portion such as a trademark, a logo, etc. Indicated on a ball from consecutive images of a moving ball, acquired by an image acquisition unit embodied by a predetermined camera device, and calculate a spin axis and spin amount of rotation the moving ball based on the feature portion and thus spin of the ball is simply, rapidly, and accurately calculated with low computational load, thereby achieving rapid and stable calculation of the ball in a relatively low performance system.
Golfzon Co., Ltd.


12/03/15
20150350573 

Image acquisition device, and imaging device


An image acquisition system 1 includes: a light source 3 which outputs illumination light; an optical scanner 7 which scans a sample s with the illumination light; an optical scanner control unit 9; a detection optical system 15, 17 which focuses fluorescence from the sample s; an imaging device 19 which has a light receiving surface 19c in which a plurality of pixel rows 19d are arranged, and an imaging control section 19b, and which can perform signal readout of each of the plurality of pixel rows 19d from the light receiving surface 19c; and a calculation unit 21 which calculates an interval of signal readout between adjacent pixel rows 19d, based on a moving speed of an illuminated region on the light receiving surface 19c; the imaging control section 19b controls signal readout of each pixel row 19d, based on the interval of the signal readout thus calculated.. .
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


12/03/15
20150350526 

Imaging device, and control imaging device


An imaging device comprises an image data acquisition circuit for forming a subject image while shifting focus position by a given amount and acquiring a plurality of image data, an image selection circuit for selecting images to be combined based on shift amount of focus position when image data was acquired by the image acquisition circuit, and image data resolution, and an image combination circuit for combining the plurality of image data that was selected by the image selection circuit, to generate image data having a large depth of field.. .
Olympus Corporation


12/03/15
20150347889 

Information code, information code producing method, information code reader, and system which uses information code


There is provided a system that uses a two-dimensional information code. The system administers an information code which is provided with a data recording region and an image region.
Denso Wave Incorporated


12/03/15
20150347827 

Image capture, processing and delivery at group events


Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for image acquisition and distribution of individuals at large events. In one aspect, a method for providing an image of attendees at an event includes operating one or more image capturing devices to record images of attendees of an event situated at locations in an event venue, processing the images to form a processed image, and distributing the processed image to the individual.
Fanpics, Llc


12/03/15
20150347817 

System and classification of particles in a fluid sample


A particle classifier system and a method of training the system are described. The particle classifier system is suitable for classification of particles in a liquid sample, said particle classifier system comprises—an optical detection assembly comprising at least one image acquisition device with an optical axis, the image acquisition device is configured to acquire images of an image acquisition area perpendicular to said optical axis; —a sample device comprising at least one sample container suitable for holding a sample in liquid form; —a translating arrangement configured to translate said image acquisition area through at least a part of said sample container; —a control system configured to controlling said optical detection assembly and said translating unit to acquire images of a plurality of image acquisition areas; —an image analyzing processing system programmed to analyze said acquired images by a method comprising creating objects (sub-images) of individual particles captured by said acquired images, creating stacks of objects of each individual particle, identifying complete stacks of objects comprising at least one object wherein said particle is in-focus, and two objects wherein said particle is out-of-focus, and determining, for each of said complete stacks of objects, a set of values for a set of features of at least n features, wherein n is larger than or equal to 1, and wherein the determination of said values of said set of features involve data obtained from said at least one object wherein said particle is in-focus, and/or said at least two objects wherein said particle is out-of-focus; and —an artificial intelligent processing system programmed to associate said set of values for said determined set of features for each individual particle to a particle classification..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


12/03/15
20150347802 

Systems and methods for sorting image acquisition settings for pattern stitching and decoding using multiple captured images


Systems and methods are described for acquiring and decoding a plurality of images. First images are acquired and then processed to attempt to decode a symbol.

12/03/15
20150347270 

Automatic test system and test computer, record medium, and program product


An automatic test method for a computer includes the following steps: reading a keyboard signal or mouse signal and a delay time in an event file in a system test directory; sending the keyboard signal or mouse signal to a to-be-tested system according to the delay time; the to-be-tested system that operates according to the keyboard signal or mouse signal sending at least one response; and verifying the response by comparing the response, which is in the form of a character string, with a character string in a correct text file in the system test directory, or sending an image acquisition signal to the to-be-tested system according to the at least one response, to acquire a screenshot, converting the screenshot into a screenshot image file, and verifying the screenshot image file corresponding to the to-be-tested system by comparing the screenshot image file with a correct screenshot image file in the system test directory.. .
National Central University


12/03/15
20150343561 

Laser machining machining three-dimensional objects from a plurality of directions


A laser machining system for machining a work-piece includes a laser scanning head, external optical subsystems, and an image acquisition device. The external optical subsystems correspond to optical channels that include a first optical channel and a second optical channel.
Resonetics, Llc


12/03/15
20150342547 

Ceiling suspension system


The present invention relates to acquisition of medical image information of an object. In order to improve operating theatres and allow more effective use of equipment and staff during interventions, a medical x-ray system (10) is provided, comprising a patient support (12), an x-ray image acquisition arrangement (14), a support arrangement (16), and a rail arrangement (18).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


12/03/15
20150342495 

Visual electrophysiology device


To assess visual system function, a device monitors electrical response to a visual stimulus. Stimulus generation includes controlling the timing of component flashes comprising the visual stimulus and modulating the timing between the visual stimulus and other device operations, including image acquisition and infrared flashes.
Lkc Technologies, Inc.


11/26/15
20150341622 

Apparatus and displaying stereoscopic images


One aspect of the disclosed invention relates to a stereoscopic display apparatus comprising: a stereo image acquisition unit configured to acquire a first stereo image for a first image and a second stereo image for a second image; a border generation unit configured to generate a border for separating the first image from the second image; and a displaying unit configured to combine the second stereo image and the generated border with the first stereo image and display the combined stereo images.. .
Thomson Licensing


11/26/15
20150341356 

Login method and apparatus


A login method and a login apparatus are provided. A third party server receives a login request of a first client and returns an identification code, the first client displays the identification code, and the third party server receives an authentication request of a second client to obtain a user unique identifier of the second client, wherein, the authentication request is sent by the second client according to an address of the third party server contained in the identification code after performing image acquisition to the identification code, and the third party server performs login authentication to corresponding third party account information bound to the user unique identifier and returns a login authentication result.
Netease Information Technology(beijing) Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150340827 

Terminal crimping system with wire alignment aid


A terminal crimping system for a crimping machine includes an anvil, a movable ram, an image acquisition device, and a display device. The anvil is located in a crimping zone and configured to receive a terminal thereon.
Tyco Electronics Corporation


11/26/15
20150339874 

Paper sheets processing system and a paper sheets processing apparatus


According to one embodiment, a paper sheets processing system includes an image acquisition unit, an event information acquisition unit, an operation unit, and an image retrieval unit. The image acquisition unit acquires a plurality of images by at least one camera scanning a predetermined position of a paper sheets processing apparatus.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


11/26/15
20150339817 

Endoscope image processing device, endoscope apparatus, image processing method, and information storage device


An endoscope image processing device includes an image acquisition section, a distance information acquisition section, a concavity-convexity determination section that performs a concavity-convexity determination process that determines a concavity-convexity part of an object that agrees with characteristics specified by known characteristic information based on distance information and the known characteristic information that represents known characteristics relating to a structure of the object, a mucous membrane determination section that determines a mucous membrane area within the captured image, and an enhancement processing section that performs an enhancement process on the mucous membrane area based on information about the concavity-convexity part determined by the concavity-convexity determination process. The concavity-convexity determination section excludes a structure that is more global than a local concavity-convexity structure having a desired size from the distance information based on the known characteristic information to extract the local concavity-convexity structure having the desired size as the concavity-convexity part..
Olympus Corporation


11/26/15
20150339550 

Image processing apparatus, print information generating apparatus, image forming apparatus, image forming system, image processing method, print information generating method, and non-transitory computer readable medium


An image processing apparatus includes a print information acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of print information of each print job to be performed on an image forming unit configured to form an image on a recording material, the plurality of pieces of print information divided by a predetermined number of parallel processes and arranged in ascending or descending discrete page order, a command analyzing unit that command-analyzes the acquired print information, a rasterizing unit that rasterizes the command-analyzed print information to generate raster data, and a concatenating unit that concatinates the generated raster data in a consecutive page order. The print image acquisition unit, the command analyzing unit, and the rasterizing unit perform parallel processes thereof on the print information..
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


11/26/15
20150335219 

Cleaner


Disclosed herein is a cleaner including a main body for sucking dust on the floor in a cleaning region while actively traveling, and a marker indication device for indicating a marker on the floor in the cleaning region while moving independently of the main body, wherein the main body includes an image acquisition unit acquiring a front image thereof, and a controller to track a movement trajectory of the marker on the acquired image, set a traveling path, in an actual space, corresponding to the movement trajectory, and control the main body such that the main body travels along the set traveling path.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


11/19/15
20150334304 

Image acquisition


The invention relates to a method wherein at least one output signal of a movement sensor (105; 505) is taken into account for the potential division of an integrating period (t; t″) of an image sensor (101; 501) into a plurality of sub-periods (ti; ti′).. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


11/19/15
20150332888 

High-speed multi-frame dynamic transmission electron microscope image acquisition system with arbitrary timing


An electron microscope is disclosed which has a laser-driven photocathode and an arbitrary waveform generator (awg) laser system (“laser”). The laser produces a train of temporally-shaped laser pulses each being of a programmable pulse duration, and directs the laser pulses to the laser-driven photocathode to produce a train of electron pulses.
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


11/19/15
20150332081 

Hyperspectral image acquisition system and method


A system for acquiring a hyperspectral image, including: a grey level image sensor; and a diffuser and dispersive element placed on the optical path between the sensor and a scene, this element including an array of individually-controllable liquid crystal cells, where each cell can receive a control voltage selected from among a series of at least three different control voltages.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


11/19/15
20150330833 

Measuring and adjusting system and method on uniformity of light intensity of light source


A measuring and adjusting system and method on uniformity of light intensity of a light source. The measuring and adjusting system on uniformity of light intensity of a light source includes: a light intensity measuring plate; a light source, irradiating light to the light intensity measuring plate; an image acquisition module, acquiring color difference variation image on the light intensity measuring plate; a microprocessor, connected with the image acquisition module and connected with the light source through a control module, wherein the microprocessor compares the color difference variation image with colorimetric criterion internally stored, and obtains the light intensity distribution on the whole surface of the light intensity measuring plate, so as to judge the uniformity situation, and performs adjustment on the light intensity of the light source..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


11/19/15
20150328503 

Apparatus and system for automatic collection and delivery of spherical game elements


A collection apparatus including an autonomous power supply means and an image acquisition means for acquiring image sequences of at least one area of surveillance is disclosed. The collection apparatus may further include control means connected to the image acquisition means for receiving and processing the acquired sequences of images, to detect the presence and position of said game elements, and to send a control command to move the collection apparatus to collect a detected spherical game element.
Foxtenn Bgreen, S.l.


11/19/15
20150327949 

A brachytherapy instrument, an imaging system and a image acquisition


The invention relates to a brachytherapy instrument comprising a body, wherein the body is provided with at least one marker comprising a material suitable to be visualized using an ultrasonic and/or magnetic resonance imaging technique. The invention further relates to an image acquisition system and a method of image acquisition..
Nucletron Operation B.v.


11/12/15
20150326764 

Extendable-reach imaging apparatus with memory


Disclosed are embodiments of an image acquisition apparatus with an extendable arm on which an image sensor is located and is easily manipulated to reach hard-to-reach places and transmit captured images to the user. In one embodiment, the combination of a telescopic sensor mount and an image sensor can be an integral part of or an add-on accessory for cell phones, cameras, ipads, ipods, etc.

11/12/15
20150326739 

Electronic device for displaying a print preview


An electronic device in the present disclosure includes the following: an imaging device configured to scan a paper sheet, wherein the paper sheet comprises a first side and a second side, wherein scanning the paper sheet produces an image; a display device; a printing image acquisition unit configured to acquire a printing image; an image forming apparatus configured to print the printing image; and a display control unit configured to control the display device to display, if the produced image includes an image of a paper sheet, a composite image that combines the acquired printing image and the image of the paper sheet within the produced image.. .
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.


11/12/15
20150325053 

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing system


An image acquisition unit acquires an image captured by a first imaging device provided in a hmd for presenting an image observed when a three-dimensional image in a virtual three-dimensional space is projected onto a real-world setting, the first imaging device being configured to visualize an area including a field of view of a user wearing the hmd. A marker detection unit detects a marker included in the image captured by the first imaging device and acquired by the image acquisition unit.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


11/12/15
20150320296 

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, information storage device, and image processing method


An image processing device includes an image acquisition section, a distance information acquisition section, a motion detection section that detects motion information about a local motion of an object, a classification section that performs a classification process that classifies a structure of the object based on a distance information, and an enhancement processing section that. Excludes a pixel or an area within the captured image for which it has been determined that the motion amount of the object is larger than a threshold value based on the motion information from the target of the enhancement process based on a classification result, or decreases the enhancement level of the enhancement process applied to the pixel or the area within the captured image as the motion amount of the object within the pixel or the area increases based on the motion information..
Olympus Corporation


11/05/15
20150317830 

Endoscopic surgery assisting system and image control method


An endoscopic system according to an embodiment of the present technology includes a head-mounted display, a detector, and a controller. The head-mounted display is worn by an operator.
Sony Corporation


11/05/15
20150317811 

Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program and computer-readable recording medium storing the program


An image processing device includes an item image acquisition unit that acquires an item image, a model image acquisition unit that acquires a model image, a correction unit that corrects a tilt of a correction target region being at least a part of an item region being a region where an item is shown in the item image so that a direction of a center of gravity position of the correction target region with respect to a support position of the correction target region is along a direction of gravity in the model image, and an output unit that outputs the model image and the item region so that the item region is displayed superimposed on the model image. A composite image closer to the state where the item is actually worn on the human body is thereby provided..
Rakuten, Inc.


11/05/15
20150313432 

Cleaner


A cleaner is disclosed. The cleaner method includes a movable body configured to be movable for suctioning dust and a following body for collecting the dust suctioned by the movable body, the following body being mobile, wherein the following body includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image for a view around the following body and a controller for controlling the following body to travel while following the movable body based on the acquired image..
Lg Electronics Inc.


10/29/15
20150312183 

Variable image acquisition and processing techniques based on image data type


A server device may receive file data from a user device via a web browser application associated with the user device. The file data may be extracted by an application, different from the web browser application, associated with the user device.
Cellco Partnership D/b/a Verizon Wireless


10/29/15
20150310454 

Device and detection of counterfeit pharmaceuticals and/or drug packaging


One aspect of the invention provides a device for detecting a counterfeit product. The device includes: a plurality of light sources configured to emit light at a plurality of different wavelengths onto an object potentially including a suspect product; at least one image acquisition device adapted and configured to acquire image data; and a communications interface adapted and configured to transmit the image data to a computing device selected from the group consisting of: a tablet computer and a smartphone..
The United States Of Amarican, As Represented By The Secretary, Deparment Of Health & Human Ser...


10/29/15
20150310285 

Vehicle-mounted image processing device


Provided is a vehicle-mounted image processing device capable of recognizing the outside of a vehicle based on an image taken by a vehicle-mounted camera more precisely. A vehicle-mounted image processing device of the present invention includes: an image acquisition unit (12) that acquires through-images (21) to (24) taken by cameras (1) to (4) disposed on front, rear and sides of a vehicle (10); a bird's eye view image generation unit (13) that converts the acquired through images (21) to (24) to generate a bird's eye view image (25); a parking line recognition unit (15) that performs parking line recognition processing to recognize a parking line wl based on at least one of the through-images (21) to (24) and the bird's eye view image (25).
Clarion Co., Ltd.


10/29/15
20150309567 

Device and tracking gaze


A gaze tracking device includes a first image acquisition unit installed at a right side of a face of a user to acquire a side image of a right eye, a second image acquisition unit installed at a left side of the face of the user to acquire a side image of a left eye, a fixing unit to fix the first image acquisition unit and the second image acquisition unit, and a gaze tracking unit to track a gaze position of the user by deriving a pupil and iris area, a sclera area, and an angle between eyelids from the side image of the right eye and the side image of the left eye. Accordingly, accurate gaze tracking is ensured while realizing a compact and lightweight gaze tracking device..
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology


10/29/15
20150309174 

Method and handheld distance measuring device for creating a spatial model


Some embodiment include a handheld distance measuring device having a laser distance meter for measuring distances to target points in an environment and an image acquisition unit for acquiring images of the environment, characterized by a control unit having program code for controlling a spatial modeling functionality having a measurement sequence, in the scope of which images of a region of the environment are acquired from different positions of the distance measuring device, these images having a shared image region, wherein the image acquisition unit assumes different, which represent the respective position and alignment of the distance measuring device, during the acquisition of the first image and the second image.. .
Leica Geosystems Ag


10/29/15
20150309144 

Systems and methods for self-calibrated, nonlinear phase contrast correction of magnetic resonance images


A system and method of self-calibrated correction for residual phase in phase-contrast magnetic resonance (pcmr) imaging data. The method includes receiving pcmr image data from an mr scanner system, segmenting static tissue from non-static cardiovascular elements of the image data, calculating a non-linear fitted-phase basis function, the non-linear fitted-phase basis function based on system artifacts of the pcmr system, adding the non-linear fitted-phase basis function to linear fit terms, and subtracting the result of the adding step from the pcmr imaging data.
General Electric Company


10/29/15
20150305607 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


An image processing device includes a normal light image acquisition section that acquires a normal light image that includes an object image and includes information within a wavelength band of white light, a special light image acquisition section that acquires a special light image that includes an object image and includes information within a specific wavelength band, a correction section that performs a correction process on the special light image, and a blending section that performs a blending process that blends the normal light image and a corrected special light image that is the special light image corrected by the correction section. The blending section blends a component g of the normal light image and a component g of the corrected special light image, and blends a component b of the normal light image and a component b of the corrected special light image..
Olympus Corporation


10/22/15
20150304637 

Polarization independent optical shutter using cholesteric liquid crystals and three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus employing the same


Example embodiments relate to an optical shutter including a first polarization filter having a nanopore-cholesteric liquid crystal layer, which includes a cholesteric liquid crystal matrix and a plurality of liquid crystal nanopores embedded in the cholesteric liquid crystal matrix, and having a reflective wavelength band that varies according to electrical control, and a second polarization filter that is parallel to the first polarization filter, includes a nanopore-cholesteric liquid crystal layer, which includes a cholesteric liquid crystal matrix and a plurality of liquid crystal nanopores embedded in the cholesteric liquid crystal matrix, and has a reflective wavelength band that varies according to electrical control.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.






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