|| List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
|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. .
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.. .
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.
|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..
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.. .
|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.
|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..
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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..
|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.
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.. .
|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.
|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.
|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.. .
|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.
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..
|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.
|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.. .
|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..
|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.
|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.. .
|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..
|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.. .
|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.
|Ocular fundus information acquisition device, method and program|
An ocular fundus information acquisition device includes: a fixation target provision section configured to provide a continuously moving fixation target; an ocular fundus image acquisition section configured to acquire an image of an ocular fundus in a subject's eye while the subject is closely watching the continuously moving fixation target; and an ocular fundus information acquisition section configured to acquire ocular fundus information from the acquired ocular fundus image.. .
|Method for measuring morpho-geometric parameters of a spectacle wearing individual|
The invention relates to a method for measuring at least one geo-morphometric parameter of an individual wearing glasses (10), said method involving a stand-alone computing device (1) comprising: a screen (8); a target (12); a compact image acquisition system (7) comprising a means for determining its inclination and connected to said screen (8); and a processing unit allowing the image acquisition system (7) to be controlled and the images obtained to be processed. The main feature of a method according to the invention is that it comprises the following steps: adjusting the inclination of the image acquisition system (7) so that it lies in an acceptable angular range; adjusting the height of the image acquisition system (7) so that the individual can see the target (12) along a substantially horizontal line of sight; observation of the target (12), by the individual, in a comfortable position subject to no positional constraints; acquiring at least one image of the eyes of the individual and of the frame (10), in said observation position; processing said at least one image using the processing unit in order to determine each geo-morphometric parameter of the individual from the position of their pupils and the inclination of their glasses (10); and returning the result of the measurements..
|Portable digital video camera configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing|
A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera.
|Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and medical image processing apparatus|
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image acquisition unit, a measurement unit, an estimation unit, and a display unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an ultrasonic image representing information inside an object.
|Image analysis platform for identifying artifacts in samples and laboratory consumables|
A high-resolution image acquisition and processing instrument (hiapi) performs at least five simultaneous measurements in a noninvasive fashion, namely: (a) determining the volume of a liquid sample in welh (or microtubes) containing liquid sample, (b) detection of precipitate, objects of artifacts within microliter plate wells, (c) classification of colored samples in microliter plate wells or microtubes; (dl determination of contaminant (e.g. Wafer concentration}; (e) air bubbles; (f) problems with the actual plate.
|Mirror unit and image acquisition unit|
A deformable mirror unit 7a including a plurality of segment mirrors 71 each having a surface 71a, a flexible member 72 configured to connect the plurality of segment mirrors 71 to each other, a driver 74 configured to apply a driving force to at least one of the segment mirror 71 and the flexible member 72 so as to change at least one of a position and a tilt of the reflection surface 71a of each of the plurality of segment mirrors 71, and a connector 73 configured to connect the driver 74 to at least one of the segment mirror 71 and the flexible member 72 and to be rotatable so as to change a light reflecting direction by the at least one reflection surface 71a is provided.. .
|Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition system|
An image acquisition apparatus includes an imaging optical system configured to form an image of an object, a re-imaging optical system configured to re-form the image of the object formed by the imaging optical system, a reflecting member arranged on an optical path between the imaging optical system and the re-imaging optical system, an image sensor configured to capture the image of the object re-formed by the re-imaging optical system to output image data, a first driving unit configured to change a tilt of the reflecting member with respect to an optical axis of the imaging optical system, a control unit configured to control the first driving unit according to a shape of the object, and a correction unit configured to correct a positional displacement of the image in an in-plane direction according to the change in the tilt of the reflecting member.. .
|Surgical illumination device|
A surgical illumination device (1) having illuminating means (2) distributed over an area (a) and a stereoscopic image acquisition device (10) having two optical channels (10a, 10b) which each generate a monoscopic image of an illuminated object (6). At least three optical channels can be present, each of which may be arranged with its object-side channel end (d1, d2, d3; c1, c2, c3, c4, c5; ol, or, ul, ur) inside the area (a) at its periphery.
|Stereoscopic imaging apparatus|
In order to provide a stereoscopic imaging apparatus that can acquire, in a case in which a brightness different is large, parallax information containing a parallax image in all image capturing frames, provided are an image acquisition unit that acquires a first image and a second image different from the first image in exposure time, a gain and offset correction unit 102 that corrects brightness of one of the acquired first and second images, a parallax calculation unit 103 that calculates parallax from one of the images corrected by the brightness correction unit and the other of the images and outputs a parallax image and parallax information, and a combination image generation unit 105 that combines the acquired first and second images together to generate a combination image and outputs the generated combination image.. .
|System and method for the detection of abnormalities in a biological sample|
The present invention is related to a method or system for the detection of abnormalities in a biological sample comprising cells. Said method or system comprises at least the following steps, or is capable to carry out, and/or comprises means capable to carry out, at least the following steps, respectively: a) acquiring an image of said sample by digital image acquisition, b) optionally, carrying out digital image processing, c) selecting a field of view, d) determining, by digital image processing, whether or not, in said field of view, cell aggregates exist, and e1) selecting a new field of view and carrying on with step c) if, in step d), it turns out that, in said field of view, the determination of cell aggregates is negative, or e2) carrying out further process steps if in step d), it turns out that, in said field of view, the determination of cell aggregates is affirmative..
|Apparatus and method for biometric authentication|
A biometric authentication system includes: an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of a living body; a light source with a predetermined wavelength band; an authentication information storage unit for, if light is emitted by the light source, setting a predetermined distance for a first distance to a first image acquired by the image acquisition unit in a depth direction so that quality of the first image is improved, extracting a first feature to be used to perform biometric authentication from the first image whose quality has been improved, and storing authentication information regarding the first feature; a feature extraction unit for, if light is emitted by the light source when performing authentication, setting the predetermined distance for a second distance to a second image acquired by the image acquisition unit in the depth direction so that quality of the second image is improved, and extracting a second feature for biometric authentication from the second image whose quality has been improved; and a comparison unit for comparing the authentication information regarding the first feature and authentication information regarding the second feature.. .
|Synchronization of image acquisition in multiple image sensors with a synchronization clock signal|
A multiple image sensor image acquisition system includes a clock control unit to generate a synchronization clock signal. The synchronization clock signal has a prolonged constant cycle during which the synchronization clock signal is held at a constant level for a period of time corresponding to multiple clock cycles.