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Follow up image acquisition planning and/or post processing

X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method

Ophthalmic apparatus and ophthalmic method

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
07/17/14
20140199649
 Autocapture for intra-oral imaging using inertial sensing patent thumbnailAutocapture for intra-oral imaging using inertial sensing
An intra-oral camera has a projector that is energizable to emit patterned illumination and an imaging sensor that is energizable to obtain image content. An inertial motion sensing element provides signals indicative of acceleration of the intra-oral imaging apparatus along at least one axis.
07/17/14
20140198964
 Follow up image acquisition planning and/or post processing patent thumbnailFollow up image acquisition planning and/or post processing
A method includes planning a follow up three dimensional image acquisition of tissue of interest of a patient based on first and second two dimensional surview projection images, wherein the first two dimensional surview projection image was used to plan a previously performed baseline three dimensional image acquisition of the tissue of interest of the patient, wherein the first two dimensional surview projection image includes information corresponding to at least one region of interest identified in the first two dimensional surview projection image for the previously performed baseline three dimensional image acquisition, wherein the first two dimensional surview projection image includes information corresponding to a z-axis scanning extent identified in the first two dimensional surview projection image for the previously performed baseline three dimensional baseline image acquisition, and wherein the second two dimensional surview projection image was acquired for planning the follow up three dimensional image acquisition.. .
07/17/14
20140198897
 X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method patent thumbnailX-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire x-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system.
07/17/14
20140198300
 Ophthalmic apparatus and ophthalmic method patent thumbnailOphthalmic apparatus and ophthalmic method
An ophthalmic apparatus includes a fundus image acquisition unit which acquires a plurality of fundus images acquired by imaging fundus of a subject's eye at different times and at least one fundus image that is fewer than the plurality of fundus images and acquired by imaging fundus of the subject's eye at a different time from those for the plurality of fundus images, a unit which generates a new fundus image by averaging the plurality of fundus images, an extraction unit which extracts a feature region from the generated new fundus image, and a unit which tracks the fundus such that positions of a first polarization tomographic image of the fundus corresponding to the new fundus image and a second polarization tomographic image of the fundus corresponding to the at least one fundus image may be corrected based on the extracted feature region and the at least one fundus image.. .
07/17/14
20140198238
 Red-eye filter method and apparatus patent thumbnailRed-eye filter method and apparatus
A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upon a comparison of the captured image and a reference image of nominally the same scene taken without flash. In the embodiment the reference image is a preview image of lower pixel resolution than the captured image, the filter matching the pixel resolutions of the captured and reference images by up-sampling the preview image and/or sub-sampling the captured image.
07/17/14
20140198199
 Image acquisition apparatus, image acquisition method, and information processing program patent thumbnailImage acquisition apparatus, image acquisition method, and information processing program
An image acquisition apparatus includes: a macro-photographing unit that performs macro-photographing of an image of at least a sample mounting area of a slide, on which a pathological sample is mounted, at a first magnification; a microscopic photographing unit that microscopically photographs a designated photographing area at a second magnification larger than the first magnification; a first judgment unit that judges whether there is an image of the pathological sample in each of a plurality of sectional areas sectioning the image obtained by the macro-photographing; a second judgment unit that judges, as a sample image area, a set of at least one of the plurality of sectional areas judged to be including the image of the pathological sample; and an area expansion unit that generates an expanded area by expanding the sample image area and causes the microscopic photographing unit to photograph the expanded area as the photographing area.. .
07/17/14
20140197940
 Obstacle alert device patent thumbnailObstacle alert device
An obstacle alert device is capable of indicating clearly presence of an obstacle approaching a vehicle to a driver, without impairing visibility of a peripheral situation of the vehicle. The device includes a photographed image acquisition section acquiring a photographed image photographing a scene in the periphery of the vehicle, a photographed-image-of-interest generation section generating a photographed image of interest based on the photographed image, a masked region setting section setting a masked region making undisplayed at least a portion of the scene of the vehicle periphery in the photographed image of interest, an object presence determination section determining whether an object is present or not in an outside region outside the photographed image of interest, and a masked-region highlighted-displaying section causing the masked region to be displayed with highlight when an object in the outside region has entered a region corresponding to the photographed image of interest..
07/10/14
20140192997
 Sound collection method and electronic device patent thumbnailSound collection method and electronic device
A sound collection method and an electronic device are disclosed. The method is applicable to an electronic device that includes an image acquisition unit and an audio collection unit.
07/10/14
20140192960
 X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method patent thumbnailX-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit acquires x-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system.
07/10/14
20140192952
 Modulating gantry rotation speed and image acquisition in respiratory correlated (4d) cone beam ct images patent thumbnailModulating gantry rotation speed and image acquisition in respiratory correlated (4d) cone beam ct images
A method of optimizing 4d cone beam computed tomography (4dcbct) imaging is provided that includes using a scanner to generate projections of a target, where the projections are used to form a cone beam computed tomography (cbct) scan of the target, where the cbct includes a 3d image of the target, and using an appropriately programmed computer to control rotation speed of a gantry and projection acquisition of the cbct in real-time according to a measured patient respiratory signal, where the real-time acquisition of the cbct forms an optimized 4dcbct image set.. .
07/10/14
20140192193
Method for acquiring images from arbitrary perspectives with uavs equipped with fixed imagers
A method for acquiring images of a photographic target from arbitrary perspectives with an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) equipped with at least one image acquisition device having a fixed acquisition direction with respect to the vehicle, said uav having automatic navigation means allowing to reach an arbitrary location and automatic attitude control means allowing to transiently reach an arbitrary orientation in space, said photographic target being outside the current field of view of the acquisition device while the uav flies along a predefined flying path, this method comprising: computing a target uav position and an orientation in space required to acquire a desired image from a set of parameters, navigating to said target uav position, modifying an attitude of the uav in order to modify the acquisition direction to point toward the photographic target, acquiring images, and starting a recovery phase by controlling the uav back to cruise attitude and navigate back along the predefined flying path.. .
07/03/14
20140187946
Active ultrasound imaging for interventional procedures
A computer-implemented method for active control of ultrasound image acquisition includes accessing image data representing a series of ultrasound images acquired over a period of time from an ultrasound probe and identifying an object of interest in at least one of the images. The method further includes detecting changes in a position of the ultrasound probe and/or an orientation of the ultrasound probe over the period of time with respect to the object of interest, or changes in a position of the object of interest and/or an orientation of the object of interest over the period of time with respect to the ultrasound probe.
07/03/14
20140185881
Image analysis apparatus to analyze state of predetermined object in image
An image-capture device 1 includes: an image acquisition unit 111 that acquires a plurality of images that are successively captured; an identification unit 112 that identifies a golf ball b as a predetermined object in each of the plurality of images; a rotation calculation unit 113 that calculates the number of rotations of the predetermined object; a movement amount calculation unit 114 that calculates a total movement amount that the golf ball b has moved; and a slippage amount calculation unit 115 that calculates a slippage amount based on the number of rotations as well as the total movement amount.. .
07/03/14
20140185421
Optical information reproducing apparatus and optical information reproducing method
A method of calculating a reliability effective in a decoding process of hologram. An optical information reproducing apparatus that reproduces information with the use of the holography includes an image acquisition unit that reproduces two-dimensional data from a hologram disc, an image equalization unit that makes the two-dimensional data equal to target data having a target pr characteristic, a soft output decoding unit that decodes output data of the image equalization unit on the basis of the pr characteristic, and outputs a decoded result having a reliability, and an error correction unit that conducts an error correction of the data on the basis of the decoded result..
07/03/14
20140185009
Ophthalmological apparatus, alignment method, and non-transitory recording medium
An ophthalmological apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire images of different magnifications, a decision unit configured to decide, based on at least the acquired images or capture conditions of the acquired images, a method for capturing an image of an intermediate magnification that is between the magnifications of the acquired images, and an alignment unit configured to align the acquired images.. .
07/03/14
20140184853
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program
An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire image data, a distance information acquisition unit configured to acquire distance information from a plurality of areas of the image data, a detection unit configured to detect whether the distance information changes gradually in a certain direction within an image of the image data, and a blurring processing unit configured to perform blurring processing in a direction orthogonal to the certain direction if the detection unit has detected that the distance information changes gradually in the certain direction.. .
07/03/14
20140184769
Fluorescence observation apparatus
Provided is a fluorescence observation apparatus including: a fluorescence image acquisition section and a reference image acquisition section that acquire a fluorescence image and a reference image of a subject, respectively; a division image generation section that generates a division image by dividing an image based on the fluorescence image by an image based on the reference image; a display section that displays a corrected fluorescence image based on the division image; a correction processing section that applies correction processing to at least one of the reference image and the fluorescence image and/or to the division image prior to the generation of the division image or prior to the display of the corrected fluorescence image; an observation condition determination section that determines observation conditions of the subject; and a correction condition setting section that sets parameters regarding the correction processing according to the observation conditions.. .
07/03/14
20140183374
X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a reference position acquisition part and a condition setting part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire frames of two dimensional x-ray image data corresponding to mutually different x-ray exposure directions using an imaging system.
06/26/14
20140177926
Information notification apparatus that notifies information of motion of a subject
An information notification apparatus (1) includes: an image acquisition unit (42) that acquires a plurality of moving images in which motions of subjects are captured, respectively; a first detection unit (44) that detects a specific state in the motions of the subject from respective moving images among the plurality of moving images acquired by the acquisition unit; a face detection unit (45) that detects an image corresponding to the specific state detected by the first detection unit from the respective moving images; a comparison unit (47) that compares images detected by the image detection unit; and a notification control unit (50) that notifies information based on a comparison result by the comparison unit.. .
06/26/14
20140177795
X-ray image acquisition system for differential phase contrast imaging of an examination object by way of phase stepping, and angiographic examination method
In an embodiment of an x-ray image acquisition system, an x-ray image detector includes a detector layer having a matrix composed of x total pixels structured in such a way that in a direction standing perpendicularly with respect to the grating lines of the diffraction or phase grating, the total pixels are subdivided into y subpixels which can be driven and/or read out in groups in a readout process such that, in a first phase step, n subpixels are effectively combined into groups, with m subpixels of a total pixel between the groups not being captured, and such that, in subsequent k−1 phase steps, n subpixels are in each case combined again into groups until all necessary combinations of subpixels have been captured, with the combined subpixels being shifted in the analysis direction by an increment of p subpixels in each case.. .
06/26/14
20140176777
Method for controlling electronic device and electronic device
A method for controlling an electronic device and an electronic device are provided, the method being applicable to an electronic device including a display unit, a first image acquisition unit and a second image acquisition unit, wherein the first image acquisition unit can determine a different acquisition region based upon a different focusing parameter, and the method includes: in the case where an image of a first acquisition region is acquired by the first image acquisition unit, obtaining by the second image acquisition unit a first line-of-sight focus of a first user observing a preview image displayed on the display unit; determining a first photographing focus of the first image acquisition unit based upon the first line-of-sight focus; and acquiring by the first image acquisition unit a first image of the first acquisition region based upon the first photographing focus.. .
06/26/14
20140176761
Image processing device and image processing method for executing image processing to detect object in image
An imaging command unit commands an imaging device to image an object projected with a shaded image where a predetermined shade value is set with respect to each pixel. An image acquisition unit acquires a shaded image imaged by the imaging device in accordance with a command of the imaging command unit.
06/26/14
20140176694
Imaging system
The invention provides an novel imaging system for microscopy including both continuous motion and stationary field image acquisition. More specifically, the invention provides a system that can translate a specimen relative to the field-of-view of an imager while synchronously acquiring image data.
06/26/14
20140175738
Sheet-type medium stacking and guiding device, as well as control system and method based on the same
Disclosed in the present invention is a sheet-type medium stacking and guiding device, also disclosed in the present invention are a control system and a method based on the same. The device comprises: a left limiting plate (14) and/or a right limiting plate (19), which locate at the outer end of a medium passage made up of a left and a right passage plate (301, 304); a driving mechanism (25), which is in transmission connection with the limiting plates and drives the limiting plates to move along the longitudinal direction of the medium.
06/19/14
20140171808
Optical speculum
A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes a disposable optical speculum and an image acquisition system having the speculum assembled on and mechanically secured thereto. The image acquisition system is arranged to capture at least one of a single image or multiple images or video of cells within the target tissue using at least one of bright field or dark field ring illumination divided into independently operated segments to obtain a plurality of data sets.
06/19/14
20140169653
Frequency dependent combination of x-ray images of different modalities
The present invention relates to x-ray imaging technology. In phase-contrast imaging, different types of image information, e.g.
06/19/14
20140169652
Scan plan field of view adjustor, determiner, and/or quality assessor
A method includes using a pre-scan image to define a scan field of view for a region of interest of a patient to be scanned for at least one image acquisition of a series of image acquisitions of a scan plan, performing an image acquisition of the series based on a corresponding scan field of view for the image acquisition, and determining, via a processor (120), a next field of view for a next image acquisition of the series based on available image related data.. .
06/19/14
20140168502
Optical focus of an image acquisition system
A method for characterizing an optical focusing defect of an image capture instrument is based on contrast values. Said contrast values are calculated for two images of a same scene portion, captured in respective overlapping length segments of two image sensors.
06/19/14
20140168402
Continuous-scanning image acquisition in automated microscopy using reflective autofocus
Continuous-scanning image acquisition in an automated microscopy system uses an image reflected off of an object that supports a specimen being imaged to automatically focus the microscopy system.. .
06/19/14
20140168387
Imaging device and imaging method
An imaging device includes: an image acquisition unit configured to receive light fluxes passing through different regions in a single imaging optical system and acquire two images; a ghost detection unit configured to detect a ghost from the two acquired images; a first determination unit configured to determine whether the ghost is detected from any of the two acquired images; and a control unit configured to perform at least one of an automatic focus control, an automatic exposure control and an automatic white balance control based on an image for which it is not determined that the ghost is caused out of the two images in a case where the first determination unit determines that the ghost is detected from any of the two images.. .
06/19/14
20140168072
Processing method and electronic device
A processing method and an electronic device are provided. The processing method includes: acquiring a first image which contains an instruction object by the image acquisition unit, wherein the instruction object is directional; analyzing the first image and acquiring first parameter information represented by the instruction object, where the first parameter information indicates a direction of the instruction object; generating a first instruction based on the first parameter information; and executing, in response to the first instruction, an operation corresponding to the instruction object..
06/19/14
20140166855
Image acquisition apparatus and microscope system
This image acquisition apparatus is provided with an imaging device that can output acquired image signals from a plurality of output portions; a timing generator that drives the output portions of the imaging device; and a system control portion that acquires observation conditions, wherein, based on the observation conditions acquired by the system control portion, the timing generator switches between parallel outputting of the image signals from the plurality of output portions of the imaging device and single outputting of the image signal from any one of the output portions.. .
06/12/14
20140163353
Handheld device and method for volumetric real-time optoacoustic imaging of an object
In order to facilitate three-dimensional multispectral imaging in real-time, which allows not only imaging of dynamic anatomical, functional and molecular phenomena in the object but also avoids multiple motion- and limited-view-related image artifacts and thus facilitates quantitative image acquisition, in some embodiments, the detector unit comprises a two-dimensional array of a plurality of detector elements which may be arranged along a first surface.. .
06/12/14
20140160163
Display method and display device
A display device includes a first display unit, a second display unit, and a first image acquisition unit, a second image acquisition unit, an image processing unit, and an image output unit. A display method includes acquiring a first image and a second image by first image acquisition unit and second image acquisition unit respectively, both of the first image and the second image include the target image; determining a display information in accordance with the target image; determining a first display position in the first image and a second display position in the second image in accordance with the target image; displaying the first display image corresponding to the display information at the first display position and the second display image corresponding to the display information at the second display position..
06/12/14
20140160082
Apparatus and method for providing tactile sensation for virtual image
An apparatus and a method for providing a tactile sensation for a virtual image are disclosed. The disclosed apparatus includes: a display unit for displaying an image including a virtual image; an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of a user body; a determiner unit for determining whether or not a user attempts an interaction with the virtual image by using an image acquired by the image acquisition unit; a content analyzer unit for acquiring a time at which a virtual image is shown and position information of the shown virtual image from a displayed content; a tactile-sensation provider unit for providing a tactile sensation to a preset body part of the user based on a determination result of the determiner unit; and a tactile-sensation provision controller for adjusting an ejector nozzle of the tactile-sensation provider unit based on a virtual image showing time and position acquired by the content analyzer unit.
06/12/14
20140158862
Micro-image acquisition and transmission system
A micro-image acquisition and transmission system is provided. In a preferred embodiment, the system is comprised of an image acquisition chip comprising an electronic imager, control electronics and a micro powered rotary stage comprising a transceiver array that acts as a hub to optically link a group of distributed image acquisition chips.
06/05/14
20140153796
Medical imaging system and method for acquiring image using a remotely accessible medical imaging device infrastructure
A medical imaging system capable of acquiring image using a remotely accessible medical imaging device infrastructure. The medical imaging system includes an imaging client communicably coupled to an image acquisition unit.
06/05/14
20140153780
Face searching and detection in a digital image acquisition device
A method of detecting a face in an image includes performing face detection within a first window of the image at a first location. A confidence level is obtained from the face detection indicating a probability of the image including a face at or in the vicinity of the first location.
06/05/14
20140153358
Medical imaging system and method for providing imaging assitance
A medical imaging system capable of providing assistance to a user for acquiring medical images. The medical imaging system includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a live medical image of an object in a scanning plane.
06/05/14
20140152800
Image quality optimization of biological imaging
Microscopy system for biological imaging, comprising an image quality optimizer for optimizing image quality of an image of a biological sample, allowing a user to select an optimization mode from a list of functionally defined optimization modes, and wherein the system is arranged to automatically set one or more image acquisition parameters to achieve optimal imaging for the selected optimization mode based on at least one image quality parameter derived from one or more biological reference objects (bro) in the image of the biological sample selected by the user or automatically by the system.. .
06/05/14
20140152799
Light measurement device, light measurement method, and light measurement program
The light measurement device is provided with a moving-image acquisition part and an analysis processing part. The analysis processing part includes: a luminance-value-data acquisition part for acquiring the luminance value data; a luminance-value extraction part for extracting a peak value and a bottom value of the luminance value, from the luminance value data; a pixel extraction part for extracting a target pixel configuring an image of a predetermined cell from a plurality of pixels, on the basis of the evaluation value.
06/05/14
20140152798
Light measurement device, light measurement method, and light measurement program
A light measurement device is a light measurement device for measuring light coming from a sample, and is provided with a moving-image acquisition part for acquiring moving image data, and an analysis processing part for performing analysis processing on moving image data. The analysis processing part includes: a luminance-value-data acquisition part for acquiring luminance value data indicating a chronological change in a luminance value; a luminance-value extraction part for extracting a peak value and a bottom value of the luminance value, from the luminance value data; and a pixel specifying part for calculating an evaluation value evaluating a state of a change in a luminance value on the basis of the peak value and the bottom value and specifying a target pixel that is to be analyzed from a plurality of pixels on the basis of a repeat state of the evaluation value..
06/05/14
20140152771
Method and apparatus of profile measurement
A system and method for profile measurement based on triangulation involves arrangement of an image acquisition assembly relative to an illumination assembly such that an imaging plane is parallel to a light plane (measurement plane defined by where the light plane impinges on the object), which supports uniform pixel resolution in the imaging plane. The image acquisition assembly includes an imaging sensor having a sensor axis and a lens having a principal axis, wherein the lens axis is offset from the imaging axis..
05/29/14
20140149910
Method of displaying medical image acquisition information and medical image display apparatus
A method of displaying information relating to medical image acquisition includes: identifying execution procedures for acquiring medical images of an object; generating a state display bar including buttons relating to the execution procedures; and displaying the state display bar on a screen. The buttons are arranged on the state display bar and one of the buttons corresponding to one of the execution procedures has a length that is different from lengths of all or some of other buttons corresponding to other execution procedures..
05/29/14
20140146182
Device and method for detecting moving objects
A moving object detection apparatus comprising: an image acquisition device; a first moving object detection device; a difference image generation device; a second moving object detection device for detecting existence/nonexistence of the moving object based on the difference image generated by the difference image generation device; and an integration device for integrating a detection result by the first moving object detection device and a detection result by the second moving object detection device and determining that the moving object is detected in a case where the moving object is not detected by at least the first moving object detection device and the moving object is detected by the second moving object detection device.. .
05/22/14
20140142900
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program
There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition section which acquires a series of input images projecting processes in which individual elements are removed from a real model constructed from a plurality of elements, a recognition section which recognizes an element configuration of the real model by using the input images acquired by the image acquisition section, and a determination section which determines a construction procedure for constructing the real model based on the element configuration recognized by the recognition section.. .
05/22/14
20140142433
Optical speculum
A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes an image acquisition system comprising a plurality of independently movable optical elements. 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 source divided into independently operated segments to obtain a plurality of data sets.
05/22/14
20140139624
Image processing system, information processing device, information storage device, and image processing method
An image processing system includes an image acquisition section that consecutively acquires still images, a direction determination section that determines a camera moving direction, a slit image generation section that generates slit images based on the consecutively acquired still images, and a panoramic image generation section that performs a synthesis process of the slit images to generate a panoramic image. The direction determination section determines whether the camera moving direction is a first camera moving direction or a second camera moving direction when the imaging section is moved during capture.
05/22/14
20140139621
Image processing system, information processing device, information storage device, and image processing method
An image processing system includes an image acquisition section that consecutively acquires still images, a direction determination section that determines a camera moving direction that is a moving direction of an imaging section during capture, and a panoramic image generation section that performs a synthesis process of the consecutively acquired still images to generate a panoramic image. The direction determination section determines whether the camera moving direction is a first camera moving direction or a second camera moving direction that differs from the first camera moving direction when the imaging section is moved during capture.
05/22/14
20140138551
X-ray imaging detector, method for manufacturing a photosensitive element and an x-ray imaging detector
The invention relates to the area of x-ray engineering, medical diagnostic and nondestructive methods of testing which deal with x-ray visualization and image acquisition and, can be used for x-ray flat panel imaging detectors. The detector includes a sensor array of photosensitive elements arranged on a common substrate.
05/15/14
20140133622
Multi-sector computed tomography image acquisition
An approach is disclosed for acquiring multi-sector computed tomography scan data. The approach includes activating an x-ray source during heartbeats of a patient to acquire projection data over a limited angular range for each heartbeat.
05/15/14
20140132485
Open-type head mount display device and display method thereof
The present invention provides an open-type head mount display device and a display method thereof. The open-type head mount display device according to the present invention comprises a display unit for generating display images; a focusing lens unit for adjusting the object distance of a display image from a user's eye; an image acquisition unit for acquiring the image of the two eyes of the user; a focal distance analyzing unit for obtaining the focal distance of the user's eye according to the image of the two eyes of the user; and a lens adjusting unit for adjusting the position of the focusing lens unit in the light ray propagation direction of the display image according to a control command from the analyzing unit, so that the object distance of the display image is matched with the current focal distance of the user's eye..
05/08/14
20140126696
System and method for x-ray image acquisition and processing
An imaging system is provided. The imaging system includes an x-ray radiation source.
05/01/14
20140121496
Automatic system for timing in imaging
An imaging system automatically determines a cardiac timing parameter for acquiring a cardiac image in a heart phase. An interface receives data identifying a heart image orientation for image acquisition.
05/01/14
20140119661
Mark reader configured to prioritize images
Systems and methods for use with a mark reader that reduce the trigger-to-decode response time by prioritizing images to be decoded based on the likelihood of a successful decode are provided. A reader attempts to decode a priority image(s) first to avoid attempting to decode images that are less likely than other images to be successfully decoded.
05/01/14
20140119622
Method and apparatus for colour imaging a three-dimensional structure
A device for determining the surface topology and associated color of a structure, such as a teeth segment, includes a scanner for providing depth data for points along a two-dimensional array substantially orthogonal to the depth direction, and an image acquisition means for providing color data for each of the points of the array, while the spatial disposition of the device with respect to the structure is maintained substantially unchanged. A processor combines the color data and depth data for each point in the array, thereby providing a three-dimensional color virtual model of the surface of the structure.
05/01/14
20140119614
Information processing apparatus and information processing method
There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a dish image obtained by shooting a single or multiple dishes, and a first dish recognition unit configured to recognize the single or multiple dishes included in the dish image with reference to dish data selected, from dish data registered in advance, based on a condition regarding at least one of a person relating to the dish image, a shooting environment of the dish image, a shooting place of the dish image, and a shooting time of the dish image.. .
05/01/14
20140118797
Image processing device, image formation system and image processing method
An image processing device includes an image acquisition part acquiring first image data, a character detector detecting, based on the first image data, data of a character area in the first image data, a marking detector detecting, based on the first image data, data of a marking area in the first image data, an image adjustment area determination part determining, based on a detection result of the character detector and a detection result of the marking detector, data of an image adjustment area in the first image data, and an image processing part subjecting the data of the image adjustment area in the first image data to image processing to output second image data.. .
05/01/14
20140118694
Ophthalmologic photographing apparatus and ophthalmologic photographing method
An ophthalmologic photographing apparatus includes: a photographing optical system including an optical scanner for scanning an examinee's eye with measurement light and a detector for detecting a coherent state of reflected light of the measurement light from the examinee's eye and reference light, the photographing optical system being configured to capture a tomographic image of the examinee's eye in response to an output signal from the detector; a reference data setting unit for setting a photographing condition of a previously acquired captured image as reference data for a follow-up; an image capture data setting unit for setting the reference data set by the reference data setting unit as image capture data for the follow-up; and a tomographic image acquisition controller for acquiring a tomographic image of the examinee's eye by controlling the photographing optical system based on the reference data set as the image capture data.. .
05/01/14
20140118576
Method and device for acquiring image
The present application provides a method and device for acquiring an image, the method including determining at least a first focus and a second focus in an image acquisition area; acquiring first image information in the image acquisition area corresponding to the first focus; acquiring second image information in the image acquisition area corresponding to the second focus; and processing the first image information and the second image information to obtain third image information, so as to solve the technical problem in the prior art when a photo is taken by means of determining a single focus or multiple focuses, focuses in different planes cannot be determined, such that a mobile phone can merely process images in a single way and fails to record images corresponding to multiple focuses simultaneously, resulting in the processing capability of an electronic apparatus not being effectively improved.. .
05/01/14
20140118502
System and method for extracting a 3d shape of a hot metal surface
A system for extracting a 3d shape of a hot metal surface, includes: a light source unit emitting four types of light, i.e. Two types of light each having different wave bandwidths that are different from a wave bandwidth emitted by a hot target object, and two other types of light having the same wave bandwidths as the above-described two types of light, respectively, so that the types of light having the same bandwidths are polarized in different directions so as not to interfere with one another; an image acquisition unit simultaneously emitting the four types of light, polarized from the light source, onto the target object so as to acquire 2d images of the target object; and an image processing unit using a photometric stereo technique so as to combine the 2d images acquired by the image acquisition unit and extract a 3d shape of the surface of the target object..
04/24/14
20140114192
Non-contact measuring method and apparatus in pediatrics
A non-contact measuring method in pediatrics is disclosed. An infant model is established by acquiring a human image and a depth image of a subject infant; updating the infant model by acquiring a plurality of anthropometric characteristic points and finally obtaining an anthropometric data of the subject infant from the updated infant model.
04/24/14
20140111628
Focus control device, endoscope device, and focus control method
A focus control device, an endoscope system, a focus control method, and the like can implement an autofocus operation in an appropriate state by setting a focus mode of an imaging optical system. The focus control device includes a focus control section that controls a focus of an imaging optical system that includes at least a zoom lens that adjusts an optical magnification, and sets a focus mode of the imaging optical system, and an image acquisition section that acquires an image through the imaging optical system, the focus mode including a fixed focus mode and an autofocus (af) mode, and the focus control section switching the focus mode between the fixed focus mode and the af mode corresponding to whether the zoom lens is positioned on a wide-angle side or a telescopic side relative to a reference point that is situated between a wide-angle end and a telescopic end..
04/24/14
20140111620
Imaging optical system for 3d image acquisition apparatus, and 3d image acquisition apparatus including the imaging optical system
An imaging optical system and a three-dimensional (3d) image acquisition apparatus which includes the imaging optical system are provided. The imaging optical system includes an object lens configured to transmit light; first and second image sensors having different sizes from each other; a beamsplitter on which the light transmitted by the object lens is incident, the beamsplitter being configured to split the light incident thereon into light of a first wavelength band and light of a second wavelength band, and to direct the light of the first wavelength band to the first image sensor and the light of the second wavelength band to the second image sensor; and at least one optical element, disposed between the beamsplitter and the second image sensor, configured to reduce an image that is incident on the second image sensor, the optical element including at least one of a fresnel lens and a diffractive optical element..
04/24/14
20140111619
Device and method for acquiring image
An image acquisition device is provided. The image acquisition device includes: a pattern generator that generates a plurality of incident light patterns using a plurality of light sources and that projects the generated plurality of incident light patterns to a target object; a pattern acquisition unit that acquires a pattern image that is formed in the target object by the plurality of incident light patterns; and an operation unit that generates a three-dimensional image of the target object using the pattern image..
04/17/14
20140107834
Process and apparatus for aligning objects
The invention relates to a process for aligning an object such as a hollow body in which the object is fed to an aligning and/or positioning device by means of a conveyor system such as a conveyor belt, wherein the actual orientation and actual position of the object is determined by means of an image acquisition system comprising a camera and software run on a computer for evaluating a camera picture of the object, and the orientation and/or positioning device is controlled in response to said evaluation in order to change the actual orientation and actual position of the object to a desired orientation and/or desired position. The invention also relates to an apparatus for carrying out such a process..
04/17/14
20140105520
Image processing apparatus that generates omnifocal image, image processing method, and storage medium
The captured image acquisition unit 52 acquires the data of the subject focusing image p1 and the non-subject focusing image p2 with different focal points. The image depth map generation unit 91 generates the subject depth map dmp1 and the non-subject depth map dmp2 that represent a distance relationship of a subject in an image for every pixel for each of the subject focusing image p1 and the non-subject focusing image p2 acquired.
04/17/14
20140104311
Medical image display method using virtual patient model and apparatus thereof
Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for displaying medical images using a virtual patient model. The apparatus includes a processor, the processor includes an image acquisition unit, a captured body part determination unit, a determination unit, and a display (control) unit.
04/17/14
20140103928
Method and magnetic resonance device for image acquisition
In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus for acquiring image data using a sequence in which k-space corresponding to the imaging area is scanned in a first region of k-space, which does not include the center of k-space, radially along spokes emanating from the center of k-space, with at least two phase coding gradients being completely ramped up before the excitation pulse, and in a second central region of k-space, which remains without the first region, in a cartesian manner. For contrast increase, a pre-pulse is provided before a predetermined number of individual measurements.
04/10/14
20140099091
Methods and apparatus for flash intensity value management based on a ttl value
Methods for providing a flash management feature (“fmf”) in a camera system include obtaining a flash intensity value calculated for a flash device by a camera, saving the calculated flash intensity value in memory, accepting a user-provided adjustment of the calculated value, saving the adjusted flash intensity value in a memory, and providing, when the camera transmits the calculated value to the flash device for use during image acquisition, the adjusted value to the flash device instead of the calculated value. A communication device to provide a fmf includes a microprocessor configured to obtain a calculated flash intensity value from a camera, a memory, and a user interface configured to display and allow a user to adjust the calculated value.
04/10/14
20140099035
Systems and methods for relating images to each other by determining transforms without using image acquisition metadata
Systems and methods for relating images to each other by determining transform functions between the images and the three-dimensional world coordinate system of the object depicted in the image, without using image acquisition metadata are disclosed. Points of interest are independently selected on each image.


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