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| Image capture and transmission system|
An illustrative example embodiment of an image acquisition and communication device includes a programmable mask including a plurality of aperture elements. The aperture elements are controllable to establish a plurality of patterns for modulating signal energy associated with an image.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.
| Image acquisition apparatus, image obtaining method, image obtaining program, and storage medium|
An image acquisition apparatus includes: an image acquisition device that includes normal image-acquisition pixels and a phase-difference detection pixel; a shift unit that shifts the image acquisition device; a phase-difference-pixel correcting unit that corrects a pixel value obtained by the phase-difference detection pixel to a value equivalent to values obtained by the normal image-acquisition pixels; a pixel storage unit that arranges and stores the pixel values after the correction at storage areas; and a high-resolution-image compositing unit that composites the stored pixel values to generate a high-resolution image. The shift unit shifts the image acquisition device such that pixel values that correspond to a specific color and that include the pixel value of a normal image-acquisition pixel exist at the same pixel position as the phase-difference detection pixel in the high-resolution image.
| Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium|
An information processing apparatus configured to generate an image to be displayed on a display device including an image capturing unit includes, an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image obtained by the image capturing unit, an estimation unit configured to estimate a position and an orientation of the image capturing unit based on the captured image, a first generation unit configured to generate an image of a virtual object based on the estimated position and orientation of the image capturing unit, a moving velocity acquisition unit configured to acquire a moving velocity of the image capturing unit, a second generation unit configured to generate an image representing the moving velocity, and a display control unit configured to cause the display device to display a composite image obtained by combining the image of the virtual object and the image generated by the second generation unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
| Apparatus and acquiring image|
An image acquisition apparatus includes a color filter on which a plurality of types of color filter elements are arranged, an optical path modulation optical element configured to shift an incident position of an image on the color filter by electrically modulating an optical path of the image, and a photoelectric conversion cell array configured to acquire image information for each color by detecting, in pixel units, light which has passed through the color filter. A color image is obtained by acquiring, in a time division manner, the image information for each color of the image of which a position is changed by the optical path modulation optical element by using a detection signal of the photoelectric conversion cell array, and combining the acquired image information for each color..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
| Preview image acquisition user interface for linear panoramic image stitching|
A system and method that allows the capture of a series of images to create a single linear panoramic image is disclosed. The method includes capturing an image, dynamically comparing a previously captured image with a preview image on a display of a capture device until a predetermined overlap threshold is satisfied, generating a user interface to provide feedback on the display of the capture device to guide a movement of the capture device, and capturing the preview image with enough overlap with the previously captured image with little to no tilt for creating a linear panorama..
Ricoh Co., Ltd.
| Method for the determination of a spatial assignment or spatial distribution of magnetic particles|
A method related to magnetic particle imaging (mpi) includes a signal processing step in which mpi time signals are acquired and successive acquisition cycles are completed within one scanning period. From the scanning period, an image acquisition period is selected for which a composite time signal is generated by concatenating measured values acquired in immediate succession.
Bruker Biospin Mri Gmbh
| Methods and systems for maintaining optical transparency during particle image acquisition|
Fouling of or damage to an electromagnetic radiation-transparent window can preclude one from obtaining satisfactory images with an image acquisition unit, such as a camera. Certain types of environments may be particularly prone toward promoting fouling or damage, and manual cleaning or repair of an electromagnetic radiation-transparent window may be difficult in some circumstances.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
| Method for computing a ct scanner protocol|
A method and a system are disclosed for image acquisition, in which the protocol for controlling the ct scanner is computed automatically. The system includes a facility, which includes at least one ct scanner; a central pacs system in which image data and assigned metadata are stored as image data information, acquired with the facility; and an analysis unit, in terms of programming technology and/or circuit technology, for analyzing the captured image data information to automatically compute therefrom, the specific operating conditions and the facility-specific protocol parameters for the ct scanner protocol..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh
| Endoscope system|
An endoscope system includes an insertion portion, a support portion, a first subject image acquisition portion, a second subject image acquisition portion, a third subject image acquisition portion, an image generation section, and an image processing section. The image processing section can switch between a first mode of arranging lateral images around a forward image in a continuously connected state and a second mode of arranging the lateral images and the forward image in a separated.
An imaging device according to an aspect of the invention includes an imaging optical system (12) having a wide-angle optical system and a telephoto optical system which are provided in different regions, a directional sensor (17) that has a plurality of pixels including photoelectric conversion elements which are two-dimensionally arranged, pupil-divides light beams which are incident through the wide-angle optical system and the telephoto optical system, and selectively receives the beams, a pan/tilt mechanism (32) that moves a direction of an imaging optical axis of the telephoto optical system with respect to a direction of an imaging optical axis of the wide-angle optical system, and an image acquisition unit (22) that acquires a wide-angle image received from the directional sensor (17) through the wide-angle optical system and a telephoto image received from the directional sensor (17) through the telephoto optical system.. .
Method for acquiring images of a moving object and corresponding device
At least one image of a moving object is acquired using an image acquisition device equipped with an automatic focussing system. A distance between the object and the device when the effective acquisition of the image occurs is estimated based on the estimated speed and on the period of time separating a time of actuation triggering the process for acquiring the at least one image from the time of acquisition of the said effective acquisition, and the taking into account of the said distance by the automatic focussing system..
Stmicroelectronics (grenoble 2) Sas
Vehicle-mounted display device, controlling vehicle-mounted display device, and program
A vehicle-mounted display device includes an input unit, a foreground image acquisition unit, a brightness value calculation unit, a background image conversion unit, a combining unit, and a display unit. The foreground image acquisition unit acquires a foreground image including vehicle information.
Pansonic Intellectual Property Manamagement Co., Ltd.
Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, and computer-readable storage medium
An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit adapted to acquire a radiation image capturing an object, a function acquisition unit adapted to acquire a point spread function from the radiation image, and a determination unit adapted to determine, based on a state of the point spread function, presence/absence of a movement of the object in the radiation image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Medical equipment system and operation medical equipment system
A medical equipment system includes an image pickup information storage unit configured to store images and image pickup position information by associating the images and the image pickup position information with each other; a unit configured to calculate an image pickup position in 3d information on a luminal organ during image acquisition; a control unit configured to calculate a current image pickup position or image pickup area of the image pickup system in the 3d information; and an image processing unit configured to acquire images at image pickup positions overlapping the current image pickup position or image pickup area from storage results of the image pickup information storage unit and arrange the images based on a predetermined criterion on a region by region basis.. .
In a preferred aspect of the invention, an imaging optical system having a wide-angle optical system and a telephoto optical system which are provided in different regions is provided. A directional sensor that has a plurality of pixels including photoelectric conversion elements which are two-dimensionally arranged pupil-divides light beams which are incident through the wide-angle optical system and the telephoto optical system, and selectively receives the light beams.
Voice recognition method and system
The present disclosure provides a voice recognition method, when receiving a voice signal, an image acquisition device is controlled to acquire images, and when the voice signal being over, the image acquisition device is controlled to stop acquiring the image; the received voice signal is recognized to obtain a voice signal recognition result; accuracies of the voice signal recognition result and the lip-reading recognition result is calculated, the recognition result with a higher accuracy is taken as a current voice recognition result. The present disclosure also provides a voice recognition system.
Shenzhen Skyworth-rgb Electronic Co., Ltd.
A medical apparatus includes: an information acquisition section configured to acquire position information and visual line information in an endoscope inserted into a predetermined organ; an image acquisition section configured to acquire an image obtained by observing inside of the predetermined organ from a predetermined viewpoint; an alignment section configured to convert the position information and the visual line information to a coordinate system of a model of the predetermined organ; a position calculation section configured to calculate position information of an inner wall of the predetermined organ opposing in a visual line direction from the predetermined viewpoint; an index generation section configured to generate an index defined based on a predetermined feature; and an image generation section configured to generate an image in which the index and position information of the inner wall are associated, for the image acquired by the image acquisition section.. .
Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and image processing program
An image processing device includes a first image acquisition unit that acquires each of a first imaging signal indicating a flash emission image and a second imaging signal indicating a flash non-emission image, a second image acquisition unit that acquires a third imaging signal indicating a difference between the first imaging signal and the second imaging signal that have been acquired, a third image acquisition unit that acquires a fourth imaging signal obtained by multiplying the acquired third imaging signal by a white balance gain for a flash for removing an influence due to color of the flash light, a color signal acquisition unit that acquires a color signal indicating a first color of each area in an imaging screen on the basis of the acquired fourth imaging signal, and a first white balance gain calculation unit.. .
System optical magnification change without image quality deterioration or reduction
In an implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a digital signal from an image acquisition sensor, the digital signal encoded with an initial resolution. A video image is constructed from the digital signal to display on a micro display of an optical system, an initial linear dimension of the video image smaller than a linear dimension of an active area of the micro display.
Jsc Yukon Advanced Optics Worldwide
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program, recording medium, and information processing system
Provided is an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image that includes a target a user is paying attention to, an access information acquisition unit for acquiring access information assigned with a time-limited access right to public information that is associated with the target in the image, a public information acquisition unit for acquiring the public information using the access information, and a display control unit for controlling display of the public information.. .
Image registration device, method, and program
There is provided an image registration device, method, and program capable of performing registration between two images obtained by imaging a subject configured to include parts of a plurality of bones, such as the vertebral column, with high accuracy. The image registration device includes: a medical image acquisition unit that acquires first and second three-dimensional images by imaging a subject configured to include parts of a plurality of bones at different points in time; an identification unit that identifies the parts of the plurality of bones included in each of the first and second three-dimensional images; a matching unit that matches a part of each bone included in the first three-dimensional image with a part of each bone included in the second three-dimensional image; and a registration processing unit that performs registration processing between images of the matched parts of the bones..
Microscope device and image acquisition method
A microscope apparatus includes an objective lens; a light source for outputting light with which a biological sample is irradiated via the objective lens; a shape acquisition unit for acquiring information on at least one of a surface shape of the biological sample and a structure directly under the surface of the biological sample; a hologram generation unit for generating aberration correction hologram data for correcting an aberration caused by the at least one on the basis of the information acquired by the shape acquisition unit; a spatial light modulator to which a hologram based on the aberration correction hologram data is presented and for modulating the light output from the light source; a photodetector for detecting an intensity of light generated in the biological sample and outputs a detection signal.. .
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.
Driving assistance apparatus
A driving assistance apparatus includes a proximity detection section that detects an obstacle within a set distance, a behavior regulation section that performs a forced braking of a vehicle when the obstacle is detected by the proximity detection section, an arrangement memory that stores a past captured image around a target parking region, a captured image acquisition section, that acquires a present captured image around the target parking region at parking or departing with respect to the target parking region, and an obstacle specification section that specifies a non-stationary obstacle around the target parking region, based on a difference between the past captured image stored in the arrangement memory and the present captured image acquired by the arrangement acquisition section. The proximity detection section assigns a stationary object with the set distance that is smaller than the set distance assigned to a non-stationary object..
Control of the movement and image acquisition of an x-ray system for a 3d/4d co-registered rendering of a target anatomy
A method and system for producing a model of an anatomical target area includes determining a position and/or an orientation of a medical device 134 according to an output of a medical device sensor, and controlling an imager 102 based on the position and/or orientation of the medical device.. .
St. Jude Medical International Holding S.à R.l.
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.
Panoramic image acquisition device
A panoramic image acquisition device includes: fish-eye lens modules, an image sensor and a signal cable, wherein: there are two sets of the fish-eye lens modules, and optic axes thereof coincide with each other; the fish-eye lens modules are arranged at two ends of the optic axes; a prism is provided at a center of a line connecting two optic center of the fish-eye lens modules; and the image sensor is provided below the prism for acquiring images of the fish-eye lens modules. The panoramic image acquisition device of the present invention achieves complete image quality unification and full image synchronization of different view fields in a panoramic image.
Chengdu Eapil Technology. Ltd
Method and system for calibrating an image acquisition device and corresponding computer program product
A method of calibrating an image acquisition device is described. The method includes emitting at least one light source pattern in an object space of the image acquisition device, adjusting one of the source patterns until an image pattern of the source pattern formed on a sensor of the image acquisition device exhibit a shape which centroid corresponds to a centroid of a reference pixel of the sensor, called a target image pattern and analyzing the adjusted source pattern and estimating therefrom at least one characteristic of a pixel beam directed to the reference pixel from the adjusted source pattern..
Image processing device, endoscope system, and image processing method
An image processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor implements an image acquisition process that acquires time-series images that were captured in time series, and a process that detects a change position, the change position being a position at which an object captured within the time-series images changes from a first object to a second object.
Cell evaluation device, cell evaluation method, and cell evaluation program
Disclosed are a cell evaluation device, a cell evaluation method, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium recorded with a cell evaluation program capable of evaluating individual cells in a cell image obtained by imaging a cell group with high accuracy. The cell evaluation device includes an image acquisition unit 30 that acquires a cell image obtained by imaging a cell group; a cell evaluation unit 32 that specifies an evaluation target cell and peripheral cells around the evaluation target cell in the cell group and evaluates the evaluation target cell based on evaluation results of the peripheral cells..
Chromatic aberration correction in imaging system including variable focal length lens
An image acquisition system is operated to provide an image that is relatively free of the effect of longitudinal chromatic aberration. The system includes a variable focal length lens (e.g., a tunable acoustic gradient index of refraction lens) that is operated to periodically modulate a focus position.
Image processing apparatus, control method, and recording medium
A distance image acquisition unit captures a low-resolution image of an object placed on a document board, and an object detection unit corrects the low-resolution image and generates a low-resolution corrected image. A camera image acquisition unit captures a high-resolution image of the object placed on the document board, and an image processing unit corrects the high-resolution image and generates a high-resolution corrected image.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
Driving assistance apparatus
A driving assistance apparatus includes an arrangement memory that stores a past captured image around a target parking region, a captured image acquisition section that acquires a present captured image around the target parking region at parking or departing with respect to the target parking region, and an obstacle specification section that specifies a non-stationary obstacle around the target parking region, based on a difference between the past captured image stored in the arrangement memory, and the present captured image acquired by the arrangement acquisition section. A report section performs a report indicating presence of a non-stationary object when approaching closely the non-stationary object..
Device and three-dimensional reconstruction of a scene by image analysis
A device and method for three-dimensional reconstruction of a scene by image analysis is provided. This device comprises an image acquisition device to capture images of the scene, an analysis device to calculate a three-dimensional reconstruction of the scene from at least one image of the scene taken by the image acquisition device, and a projection device to project a first light pattern and a second light pattern, which are complementary, on the examined scene, the first light pattern and the second light pattern being projected along separate projection axes forming a non-zero angle between them, so as to be superimposed while forming a uniform image with homogenous intensity in a projection plane..
Apparatus and remote control using camera-based virtual touch
A remote control apparatus comprises an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of the body of a user by photographing the image, a location calculation unit for calculating coordinate data representing the locations of a first coordinate (eye) and a second coordinate (a finger or a pointer) of the body of the user by means of the image received from the image acquisition unit, and a match confirmation unit for checking whether the locations of the first and second coordinates of the body of the user match the extended connecting straight line, the coordinates having been confirmed on the basis of the camera lens-based coordinate data calculated in the location calculation unit, and if the match is confirmed, then concluding the setup intention of the user to be an affirmative.. .
Vtouch Co., Ltd.
Medical imaging system capable of preventing unintended x-ray radiation to an object
A medical imaging system having an x-ray image acquisition device, a plurality of proximity sensors located at components of the x-ray image acquisition device and a processing unit is able to prevent unintended x-ray radiation to an object in a field of irradiation. For this purpose, the processing unit is configured for determining temporal differences of distance information delivered by the proximity sensors, for generating reference distance information based on acquired distance information with an x-ray source, an x-ray detector and the patient support in fixed positions, for filtering out reference distance information from the acquired distance information and for generating a signal in case temporal differences are determined exceeding a predetermined threshold..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
Two-dimensional code generation device and two-dimensional code generation program product
A two-dimensional code generation device includes a determination unit, an image acquisition unit, and a code generation unit. The determination unit determines whether point information is included in coding information, which is information for generating a two-dimensional code.
Methods and systems for dynamically modifying acquisition parameter during image acquisition
Systems and methods for automatically and dynamically modifying an image acquisition parameter for use in tomosynthesis breast imaging. A selected image acquisition parameter is modified in response to a measured characteristic of an imaged object such as a breast, and thus tailored to provide the highest quality image for the particular object.
Cell evaluation device, cell evaluation method, and cell evaluation program
The present invention provides a cell evaluation device, a cell evaluation method and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing a cell evaluation program capable of evaluating an evaluation target cell. The cell evaluation device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a cell image obtained by imaging a cell group; a cell evaluation unit that specifies an evaluation target cell and peripheral cells around the evaluation target cell in the cell group, and evaluates the evaluation target cell based on evaluation results of the peripheral cells; and a boundary setting unit that sets a boundary in the cell image based on a state of the cell group, in which when specifying the peripheral cells, the cell evaluation unit specifies only cells that are present in a divided region where the evaluation target cell is present among plural divided regions divided by the boundary, as the peripheral cells..
Apparatus and processing magnetic resonance (mr) images
Provided is an apparatus for processing a magnetic resonance (mr) image, including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a plurality of mr images by performing mr imaging on a moving object during temporally consecutive time intervals; a controller configured to sequentially compare two adjacent mr images from among the plurality of mr images to thereby detect an interval during which motion occurs; an image processor configured to calculate a transformation matrix for performing motion correction on at least one mr image corresponding to the detected interval and obtain a motion-corrected mr image by applying the transformation matrix to the at least one mr image; and an output unit configured to display the motion-corrected mr image.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Image output device, image transmission device, image ireception device, image output method, and non-transitory recording medium
An image output device according to the present disclosure includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image with a first resolution; a high-resolution image acquisition unit that acquires an image with a second resolution, being an image of higher resolution than the image with the first resolution; an enlargement input unit that accepts input of an enlargement ratio; a determination unit that determines whether or not an evaluation score determined based on the accepted enlargement ratio is higher than a certain value; and a transmission unit that transmits the image with the second resolution if the evaluation score is determined to be higher than the certain value, and does not transmit the image with the second resolution if the evaluation score is determined not to be higher than the certain value.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
Injection molding system
In an injection molding system, a compression ratio of an image acquired by a molded article image acquisition means is changed based on a physical quantity related to injection molding and stored in a storage means. Thus, an image of a molded article is compressed and stored according to the compression ratio obtained based on the physical quantity..
Systems and methods of image acquisition for surgical instrument reconstruction
Systems and methods of object reconstruction from x-ray imaging include receiving an input of a first angulation for a first x-ray image. A first score representative of a quality of a reconstruction of an object from an x-ray image acquired at the first angulation is calculated.
General Electric Company
Method and augmented-reality rendering on mirror display based on motion of augmented-reality target
Method and apparatus for augmented-reality rendering on a mirror display based on motion of an augmented-reality target. The apparatus includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring a sensor image corresponding to at least one of a user and an augmented-reality target, a user viewpoint perception unit for acquiring coordinates of eyes of the user using the sensor image, an augmented-reality target recognition unit for recognizing an augmented-reality target, to which augmented reality is to be applied, a motion analysis unit for calculating a speed of motion corresponding to the augmented-reality target based on multiple frames, and a rendering unit for performing rendering by adjusting a transparency of virtual content to be applied to the augmented-reality target according to the speed of motion and by determining a position where the virtual content is to be rendered, based on the coordinates of the eyes..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
Posture estimation device, posture estimation system, posture estimation method, posture estimation program, and computer-readable recording medium on which posture estimation program is recorded
An image acquisition part acquires image data from an image sensor provided in a room. A storage stores information indicating a transition model of a human body posture and test information indicating a test area of the image data in each posture of the transition model.
University Of Hyogo
Treatment planning and evaluation for rectal cancer via image analytics
Methods and apparatus associated with predicting colorectal cancer tumor invasiveness are described. One example apparatus includes a set of circuits, and a data store that stores radiological images of tissue demonstrating colorectal cancer.
Case Western Reserve University
Diagnostic system for the detection of skin cancer
Methods and compositions are provided for the analysis of skin surfaces to determine the presence of neoplastic tissue. In the methods of the invention, a composition comprising a florescent probe that binds to a specific neoplasia associated marker is applied topically to the area of interest.
Method for controlling an image acquisition device, and a bicycle
Embodiments of the invention provide a method for controlling an image acquisition device, and a bicycle including a bicycle body, wherein the bicycle further includes: a main control apparatus, a button arranged on the bicycle body, and an image acquisition device fixed on the bicycle body, wherein the main control apparatus is connected with the button and the image acquisition device so that the main control apparatus is configured to control the image acquisition device as a result of the button being triggered. In the invention, the image acquisition device is fixed on the bicycle body, and the button is arranged on the bicycle body, so that if a bicycler triggers the button while bicycling, then the main control apparatus can control the image acquisition device as a result of the button being triggered..
Letv Sports Culture Develop(beijing) Co., Ltd.
Illuminating device, control illuminating device, and image acquisition system
To propose a novel and improved illuminating device, control method for an illuminating device, and image acquisition system that can adjust each of the light amounts of a plurality of light sources on the basis of the correlation between luminance acquired from a light receiving unit and the light amounts of the emission light beams, and accurately adjust the color temperature of the light receiving unit. The illuminating device includes a plurality of light sources capable of adjusting light amounts of emission light beams, a light monitor unit configured to detect each of light amounts of emission light beams; and a control unit configured to control the light amounts of the emission light beams on the basis of a correlation between luminance acquired from a light receiving unit and the light amounts of the emission light beams..
Status determination system
Provided is a status determination system which can easily and reliably acquire status information on a monitor screen from the monitor screen. A status determination system 1 includes: image acquisition unit 10 which captures a screen of a monitor x via an adapter device w and acquires the screen as an image; image determination unit 20 which determines whether or not the image is an image from which status information is to be acquired; color information acquisition unit 30 which acquires color information at a specific point on the image when it is determined that the image is an image front which status information is to be acquired; and status conversion unit 40 which converts the acquired color information at the specific point to the status information..
Biclick Co., Ltd.
Image processing system and microscope system including the same
An image processing system includes an image acquisition unit, a candidate value estimation unit, a band characteristics evaluation unit, an effective frequency determination unit and a candidate value modification unit. The acquisition unit acquires images.
Image processing apparatus and image acquisition apparatus
Provided is an image processing apparatus including a transformation unit that is configured to deform images so that corresponding points in a plurality of images obtained from several viewpoints with respect to the same subject are matched; a separating unit that is configured to separate specular-reflection components from the plurality of images transformed by the transformation unit and create an image from which the specular-reflection component is removed; and an image reconstructing unit that is configured to combine at least one of the specular-reflection components of the plurality of images, separated by the separating unit, and the image from which the specular-reflection component is removed.. .
National University Corporation Chiba University
Image acquisition for medical dose preparation system
Use of improved image acquisition for a medical dose preparation system. The medical dose preparation system may include a work station for capturing medical dose preparation images (e.g., to document preparation of a mediation dose).
Baxter Corporation Englewood