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Automated vehicle parking management system

Automated vehicle parking management system

Cognex

Image module including mounting and decoder for mobile devices

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
06/25/15
20150181112
 Preprocessing  recognizing user patent thumbnailnew patent Preprocessing recognizing user
A preprocessing apparatus of recognizing a user. The preprocessing apparatus may include an image acquisition controller to compare a received filmed image and a pre-registered background image, and update the pre-registered background image based on whether light is changed; a modified census transform (mct) transformer to transform the pre-registered background image or the updated background image through an mct method to generate an mct background image, and transform the received filmed image through the mct method to generate an mct filmed image; and a difference image processor to differentiate the mct filmed image and the mct background image to generate a difference image..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
06/25/15
20150178916
 Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, phantom,  and medical image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, phantom, and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition part and a data processing part. The image acquisition part is configured to obtain x-ray image data of an object including not less than three phantoms whose x-ray absorption factors are different from each other.
Fujita Health University
06/25/15
20150178640
 Automated vehicle parking management system patent thumbnailnew patent Automated vehicle parking management system
An automated vehicle parking management system, including at least one image acquisition means configured to acquire a series of images over time of at least one parking bay having a designated parking rule; at least one sensor configured to detect presence of a vehicle parked in said at least one parking bay; a sensor module configured to derive arrival and departure triggers for the vehicle parked in the at least one parking bay from information from the at least one sensor indicative of the presence of said vehicle parked in said at least one parking bay; an image acquisition module configured to acquire a buffer of said images of the at least one parking bay upon receipt of said arrival trigger and/or said departure trigger from the sensor module for the vehicle parked in the at least one parking bay, whereby the buffer extends for an allocated series of said images acquired immediately before the arrival trigger and/or the departure trigger to a further allocated series of said images acquired immediately after the arrival trigger and/or the departure trigger, respectively; and a citation module configured to determine whether the vehicle parked in said at least one parking bay contravenes the designated parking rule based on the arrival and the departure triggers received from the sensor module, whereby a parking infringement notice can be issued to a registered owner of the vehicle based on a registration plate of the vehicle recognised from the buffer if the vehicle has been determined as contravening the designated parking rule.. .
06/25/15
20150178539
 Image module including mounting and decoder for mobile devices patent thumbnailnew patent Image module including mounting and decoder for mobile devices
This invention provides a module for a handheld device. The module includes an imager with optics and image acquisition/processing processors that provide high speed acquisition and handling of acquired image data—such as ids.
Cognex Corporation
06/25/15
20150178538
 Image module including mounting and decoder for mobile devices patent thumbnailnew patent Image module including mounting and decoder for mobile devices
This invention provides a module for a handheld device. The module includes an imager with optics and image acquisition/processing processors that provide high speed acquisition and handling of acquired image data—such as ids.
Cognex Corporation
06/18/15
20150172582
 Vehicle surroundings monitoring device patent thumbnailVehicle surroundings monitoring device
A vehicle surroundings monitoring device includes: a captured image acquisition unit that acquires an image of surroundings of a vehicle by an image capturing unit mounted on the vehicle; an attachment detection unit that decides a state in which foreign matter adheres to a lens of the image capturing unit; a state decision unit that decides that the lens is in a lens state in which performance of image recognition is reduced in case that the attachment detection unit decides that the foreign matter adheres to the lens; a lens state recording unit that records the lens state in a recording unit upon termination of a system; and a lens state read-out unit that reads out the lens state recorded in the recording unit upon start of the system.. .
Clarion Co., Ltd.
06/18/15
20150172556
 Solid state imaging device and image acquisition method patent thumbnailSolid state imaging device and image acquisition method
A solid state imaging device includes: solid state imaging elements having a first electrode, a ferroelectric layer, and a transparent second electrode laminated together, and a pn junction between the ferroelectric layer and the first or second electrode; a controller acquiring brightness information of an imaging target, and determining whether each solid state imaging element is set to operate in a high or low sensitivity mode based on the brightness information; and a circuit applying a voltage to the solid state imaging element based on the determination, and setting the solid state imaging element to operate in the high or low sensitivity mode, in which a photovoltaic current from the solid state imaging element which is set to operate in the high or low sensitivity mode is detected, and an image is acquired based on the detection result.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
06/18/15
20150170351
 Image evaluation device and image evaluation program patent thumbnailImage evaluation device and image evaluation program
An image evaluation device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an input image to be evaluated, a noise image generation section that generates a noise image that emphasizes noise included in the input image and having a particular spatial frequency that correlates with human perception, a statistic value acquisition section that acquires a predetermined type statistic value from the noise image, and a noise amount specification section that specifies an amount of noise in the input image on the basis of the statistic value.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
06/18/15
20150169941
 Face searching and detection in a digital image acquisition device patent thumbnailFace 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.
Fotonation Limited
06/18/15
20150164334
 Optical speculum patent thumbnailOptical 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.
Illumigyn Ltd.
06/11/15
20150161953

Image acquisition and display system and method using information derived from an area of interest in a video image implementing system synchronized brightness control and use of metadata


Method and apparatus for preparing and displaying images uses image characteristics of an area of interest of images to optimize or otherwise determine image characteristics of the entire image to be displayed. The area of interest information may be used in computing a system synchronized backlight control (“ssbc”) profile tor the area of interest, and the ssbc profile may be used to adjust the image signal to provide an image in which the image characteristics, e.g..
Fergason Patent Properties Llc
06/11/15
20150161455

Intersection recognition device and road type recognition device


An intersection recognition device installed in a vehicle includes an image acquisition unit that acquires images around the moving vehicle. The device includes an extraction unit that extracts, from the images acquired by the image acquisition unit, a type and a position of at least one traffic marking existing around the vehicle.
Denso Corporation
06/11/15
20150160481

Optical device having multiple quantum well structure lattice-matched to gaas substrate, and depth image acquisition apparatus and 3d image acquisition apparatus including the optical device


An optical device includes a gallium arsenide (gaas) substrate, and a multiple quantum well structure formed on the gaas substrate and having a quantum well layer and a quantum barrier layer. In the optical device, the quantum well layer is formed of a first semiconductor material that has a bandgap energy which is lower than that of the gaas substrate and receives a compressive strain from the gaas substrate, and the quantum barrier layer is formed of a second semiconductor material that has a bandgap energy which is higher than that of the gaas substrate and receives a tensile strain from the gaas substrate..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/11/15
20150160449

Image acquisition device and image acquisition method


There is provided an image acquisition device including a light source configured to emit laser light and to be capable of controlling a wavelength of the laser light, a measurement unit configured to scan a sample using the laser light and to measure an intensity of measurement target light from the sample by receiving the laser light, and a control unit configured to generate an image of the sample based on intensity distribution of the measured measurement target light. The control unit controls a wavelength of the laser light based on the intensity distribution of the measured measurement target light..
Sony Corporation
06/11/15
20150160319

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and control method thereof


An mri apparatus includes: a receive coil assembly including channels, and configured to receive an mr signal from an object; a data generator configured to generate undersampled image data on a k-space based on the mr signal; and a reconstructed image generator configured to generate a first reconstructed image from the undersampled image data using a parallel imaging method, and a second reconstructed image from the undersampled image data using compressed sensing. According to the mri apparatus, since image reconstruction is performed using random undersampled image data, a parallel imaging method, and compressed sensing, it is possible to increase a speed of image acquisition and, at the same time, to improve the quality of images..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/11/15
20150160260

Touch-screen based scanning probe microscopy (spm)


A scanning probe microscopy (spm) system includes a sample stage and one or more sample motion stages for actuating the sample stage, a spm probe and one or more probe motion stages for actuating the spm probe and for performing an spm scan of a sample on the sample stage, and a system controller. The system controller includes an image acquisition module to collect from an image acquisition device one or more images of the sample carried by the sample stage, a touch-screen control module to display the one or more images of the sample together with one or more tools on a touch-screen and to generate one or more control actions depending on the detection of a gesture of a user touching the touchscreen, and a control module to receive one or more control actions generated by the touch-screen control module and to control the spm system according to the received control actions..
06/11/15
20150157195

Medical system


By providing an in-vitro apparatus arranged outside a body of an examinee with a judgment section which judges whether a capsule endoscope is in a predetermined digestive tract or not by analysis of an image transmitted from the capsule endoscope and a signal control section which performs output control of a control signal for causing an image acquisition section (an illumination section and an image pickup section) and a wireless transmission section of the capsule endoscope to continuously operate or intermittently operate, according to a judgment result of the judgment section, exhaustion of the power source section of the capsule endoscope is suppressed and a desired image is obtained, without imposing a burden on an observer.. .
Olympus Corporation
06/04/15
20150156479

Wavelength separation device and 3-dimensional image acquisition apparatus including the same


Provided are a wavelength separation device and a 3-dimensional (3d) image acquisition apparatus including the same. The wavelength separation device includes a first prism having an inclined surface and a second prism bonded to a first region of the inclined surface of the first prism.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/04/15
20150154471

Image processing device and method, and computer readable medium


An image processing device and a method performed by a computer, the image processing device comprising: a processing unit configured to operate as an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a similarity map generator configured to calculate, with a region constructed with one or a plurality of pixels in the image as a constituent unit, a first similarity map based on a first algorithm, the first similarity map representing a degree of similarity between the region and a marginal region of the image, and calculate a second similarity map based on a second algorithm, the second similarity map representing a degree of similarity between the region and the marginal region of the image; and a saliency map generator configured to integrate the first similarity map and the second similarity map to generate a saliency map.. .
Omron Corporation
06/04/15
20150153559

Image processing apparatus, imaging system, and image processing system


An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire layer images obtained by imaging different positions of an object by using a microscope; an image generation unit for generating a plurality of observation images from the layer images. The image generation unit generates the observation images by performing combine processing for focus-stacking two or more layer images selected from among the layer images to generate a single observation image, for plural times..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
06/04/15
20150150458

Imaging interfaces for full finger and full hand optical tomography


Joint imaging devices methods and systems provide multiple sources and detectors around small accessible joints, such as fingers, to permit optical tomographic image acquisition and diagnosis of medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. In embodiments, transducers permit convenient arrangement of sources and detectors and the rapid acquisition of anatomical surface geometry..
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York
05/28/15
20150148678

Ultrasonic diagnosis device and ultrasonic image acquisition method


Provided is a technique that implements harmonic imaging in an ultrasound diagnostic apparatus, being unaffected by the voltage-dependent distortion and nonlinear characteristics of the transmit system in the ultrasound diagnostic apparatus that incorporates the transmit amplifier, the ultrasound probe, and the like, facilitating adjustment of the transmit voltage, and achieving a frame rate substantially equivalent to that of the conventional pi method. In the amplitude modulation method that synthesizes the transmit acoustic fields, thereby eliminating a basic wave component of an acoustic wave and creating an image from nonlinear component echoes being extracted, one transmit and receive out of plural transmits and receptions to obtain one scanning line also serves as the transmit and receive for obtaining other scanning line.
Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.
05/28/15
20150148670

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.
Hologic, Inc.
05/28/15
20150146969

Method for detecting a structure to be applied to a substrate with a plurality of optical image acquisition units and an apparatus therefor


A method and an apparatus are disclosed for detecting a structure to be applied to a substrate, such as an adhesive bead or a sealant track, with one or more optical acquisition apparatuses. The images from the optical acquisition apparatuses are combined to form a plan view such that a representation of the optical acquisition devices is output in a common image.
Quiss Qualitats-inspektionssysteme Und Service Ag
05/28/15
20150146843

Live 3d x-ray viewing


System for live 3d x-ray viewing comprising an x-ray source, an x-ray detector, a processing unit, a monitor and means for detecting viewer's eyes, wherein the x- ray source and the x-ray detector are arranged at a movable c-arm. The x-ray source comprises two focal spots, wherein a separation of the two focal spots is adjustable so that the image acquisition angle between the two focal spots matches the viewing angle between the two eyes..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.
05/28/15
20150145983

Image acquisition device, image acquisition method, and computer-readable storage medium


An image acquisition device acquires an image of a subject by capturing images of plural regions of the subject. The image acquisition device includes an image capturing device including an image formation optical unit and an image capturing unit, a temperature measurement unit that measures a temperature of the image capturing device, a selection unit that selects the temperature or an evaluation function by referring to an image of a first region from among the plural regions, the temperature or the evaluation function being selected as reference information for a second region adjacent to the first region, an information acquisition unit that acquires the temperature or the evaluation function, and a control unit that adjusts relative positions of a surface conjugated with a light reception surface of the image capturing unit and the subject, and causes the image capturing unit to capture an image of the second region..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
05/28/15
20150145963

Stereo camera


In order to provide a small, stereo camera with stable errors of distance measurement, there are provided: an image acquisition unit that acquires plural images imaged by plural imaging units; a first region processing unit that divides each of the plural images acquired by the image acquisition unit into first regions composed of predetermined plural pixels, and measures a distance for each of the divided first regions to generate a first distance image; a target object extraction unit that extracts a target object from the distance image or the image, and extracts a second region composed of the plural first regions including the extracted target object; an error factor identification unit that extracts a predetermined representative value from the inside of the second region, compares the brightness value of an arbitrary pixel in the second region with that in a correspondence region up to the position moved from the arbitrary pixel by a disparity represented by the representative value, and determines an error factor on the basis of the comparison result; and a second region processing unit that determines a weight value on the basis of the error factor, and measures a distance for each second region using the weight value to generate a second distance image.. .
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
05/21/15
20150139494

Slow change detection system


A slow change detection system includes: an image acquisition unit adapted to acquire a photographed image including consecutive images of a monitored object; a reference image acquisition unit adapted to acquire a reference image corresponding to the photographed image of the monitored object; a reference image area extraction unit adapted to extract, from the reference image, a reference image area that is an area corresponding to a photographed area of the photographed image; a change detection unit adapted to acquire a change area that is an area of the photographed image which is different from the reference image area and acquire a slow change area by excluding, from the acquired change area, a sudden change area derived from a history of the change area; and a display control unit adapted to superimpose and display information indicating the slow change area on the photographed image.. .
Yokogawa Electric Corporation
05/21/15
20150138088

Apparatus and recognizing spatial gesture


The present invention relates to an apparatus for recognizing a gesture in a space. In accordance with an embodiment, a spatial gesture recognition apparatus includes a pattern formation unit for radiating light onto a surface of an object required to input a gesture in a virtual air bounce, and forming a predetermined pattern on the surface of the object, an image acquisition unit for acquiring a motion image of the object, and a processing unit for recognizing a gesture input by the object based on the pattern formed on the surface of the object using the acquired image.
Center Of Human-centered Interaction For Coexistence
05/21/15
20150136980

Image acquisition method and transmission electron microscope


An image acquisition method and system for use in transmission electron microscopy and capable of providing information about a wide range of frequency range. The method is initiated with setting at least one of the spherical aberration coefficient and chromatic aberration coefficient of the imaging system of the microscope to suppress attenuation of a contrast transfer function due to an envelope function.
Jeol Ltd.
05/14/15
20150131925

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


The image processing apparatus includes a candidate image acquisition unit acquiring candidate images for use in creating a composite image, a processed image determination unit determining about whether candidate images are unprocessed original images or processed images, an image count determination unit determining about whether or not the number of original images included in the candidate images is equal to or greater than a threshold value set in advance based on the determination result by the processed image determination unit, and a use image determination unit which determines when the number of original images is equal to or greater than the threshold value, only the original images are used in creating the composite image and determines when the number of original images is less than the threshold value, the original images and the processed images are used in creating the composite image or stops the creation of the composite image.. .
05/14/15
20150131855

Gesture recognition device and control the same


A gesture recognition device configured to detect a gesture from acquired image and generate command issued to a control target instrument according to the gesture, the gesture recognition device comprising: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image; a gesture acquisition unit configured to detect a target region performing a gesture from the acquired image, and acquire the gesture based on motion or a shape of the detected target region; a face detection unit configured to detect a face comprised in the acquired image; a correlation unit configured to correlate the detected target region with the detected face using a human body model representing a shape of a human body; a personal identification unit configured to identify a user corresponding to the detected face; and a command generation unit configured to generate a command issued to the control target instrument based on the identified user and the acquired gesture.. .
05/14/15
20150131849

Mobile image acquisition


A set of conditions associated with monitoring a given environment is received. One or more locations in the given environment are determined, based on at least a portion of the received set of conditions, for which data is to be acquired.
05/14/15
20150130922

Objective optical system and image acquisition apparatus


The objective optical system includes a first optical system configured to collimate a divergent light flux from an object, a second optical system configured to converge the light flux from the first optical system, a beam splitter disposed between the first optical system and the second optical system, a reflector disposed on a side where the light flux from the second optical system is condensed and configured to reflect the light flux, and a third optical system configured to converge the light flux reflected by the reflector and then passing through the second optical system and the beam splitter. When a direction in which the light flux travels in the objective optical system is defined as an optical axis direction, positions of respective portions of the reflector in the optician axis direction are each changeable..
05/14/15
20150130921

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a visual field information generation unit, and a display controller. The image acquisition unit is configured to acquire an input image having a first resolution, the input image being generated by capturing an observation image of an observation target of a user.
05/07/15
20150124155

Quick automatic focusing method and image acquisition apparatus


A method that includes: detecting, by the image acquisition apparatus, image data of a photographed subject in the case of current photographing parameters, where the photographing parameters include a photographing focal length and a focus, and the image data includes a position of the photographed subject in a formed image and an image size; adjusting the image acquisition apparatus based on the position of the photographed subject in the formed image, so that the position of the photographed subject in the formed image is a first position; determining a target value of the photographing focal length based on a photographing parameter-image data-photographing distance correspondence and according to a current photographing focal length, the image data, and a preset image size; and adjusting a photographing focal length of the image acquisition apparatus to the target value of the photographing focal length.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
05/07/15
20150124119

Method for correcting images acquired via asynchronously triggered acquisition


A method for correcting images acquired via an asynchronous triggered acquisition, wherein image acquisition is triggered by a trigger signal based on the motion and/or position of the sample to be imaged by an image sensor, the method including: measurement of the motion and/or position of the sample; determination of an exposure time based on the aforementioned measurement; and correction of an acquired image based on the determined exposure time and a desired exposure time.. .
Thorlabs, Inc.
05/07/15
20150124078

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


An image acquisition unit provided in the information processing apparatus acquires a first partial image and a second partial image each formed by imaging a part of an observation target area, and a stitching position adjustment unit adjusts a stitching position of the second partial image with respect to the first partial image. The image acquisition unit controls drive of the microscope such that a partial image including a specimen is acquired as the second partial image when the first partial image includes a foreign matter..
05/07/15
20150124074

Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition method


An image acquisition apparatus includes first and second imaging elements, an image formation optical system, a subject stage that supports a subject, and a control unit. The image formation optical system forms an image of the subject on light-receiving surfaces of the first and second imaging elements.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
05/07/15
20150123893

Remote controller for motion recognition


The present invention relates to a method for enabling motion recognition without recognizing a hand and a remote controller for motion recognition which can suggest an efficient motion and can be implemented at a low cost in a more stable manner. The remote controller for motion recognition, according to the present invention, comprises: an image acquisition unit for acquiring consecutive images of a hand; a difference image configuration unit for obtaining difference images of the acquired consecutive images; a hand trajectory analysis unit for analyzing a moving trajectory of the hand from the difference images; a motion recognition unit for recognizing a hand motion by analyzing the hand trajectory; and a remote signal transmitter for transmitting a remote signal corresponding to the recognized hand motion such that a device to be controlled can be controlled..
Macron Co., Ltd.
04/30/15
20150120055

Robot control device, robot system, and robot


An image acquisition unit acquires an image including an object, and a controller starts a visual servo using the acquired image, on the basis of at least one of an error in calibration, an error in installation of a robot, an error resulting from the rigidity of the robot, an error of a position where the robot has gripped the object, an error regarding imaging, and an error regarding a work environment. Additionally, the controller starts the visual servo when the distance between one point of a working unit of the robot and the object is equal to or greater than 2 mm..
Seiko Epson Corporation
04/30/15
20150117613

Radiation measurement apparatus


A radiation measurement apparatus 10 includes a visible image acquisition unit 11 that takes a visible image, a radiation intensity acquisition unit 12 that measures intensity distribution of radiation incoming from a direction being substantially equal to an image picking up direction of the visible image acquisition unit, and an intensity display unit 15a that displays an image acquired by overlaying the intensity distribution of radiation, which is represented by using a plurality of colors being allocated to the intensity distribution of radiation on the visible image.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
04/30/15
20150116733

Printing control device, program, and printing method


A printing control device, a program, and a printing method is provided for creating printed matter for which a user can easily identify a web page on which an image included in the printed matter is published. A printing control device accessible to a server for managing a web site through a network includes a specification receiving unit receiving specification of an image published on the web site, an image acquisition unit acquiring the specified image through the server, an access information acquisition unit acquiring access information for accessing a web page on which the image is published on the web site, a code information creation unit creating code information expressing the access information using text or an image, and a printing execution unit making a printer print a synthetic image in which the acquired image and the created code information are included..
Seiko Epson Corporation
04/30/15
20150116548

Maximizing perceptual quality and naturalness of captured images


A method, system and computer program product for improving the perceptual quality and naturalness of an image captured by an image acquisition device (e.g., digital camera). Statistical features of a scene being imaged by the image acquisition device are derived from models of natural images.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System
04/23/15
20150112205

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.
Illumigyn Ltd.
04/23/15
20150112135

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


An image processing apparatus performs positioning between a plurality of spectral band images obtained by capturing images inside a lumen using a plurality of rays of light having wavelength bands different from one another. The image processing apparatus includes: a spectral band image acquisition unit configured to acquire the spectral band images; a spatial frequency component extraction unit configured to extract feature data for each spatial frequency band from each pixel in at least one spectral band image of the spectral band images; a weight calculation unit configured to calculate weights for each spatial frequency band given to the at least one spectral band image, based on the feature data for each spatial frequency band extracted from each pixel in the at least one spectral band image; and a positioning unit configured to perform positioning between the spectral band images based on the weights for each spatial frequency band..
Olympus Corporation
04/23/15
20150109443

Color harmony verification system


A system for non-contact color harmony analysis is provided. The system may include an image acquisition system and an image analysis system.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
04/16/15
20150105907

Robot controller, robot system, robot, robot control method, and program


A robot includes a control unit that controls a movable unit of the robot to move an endpoint of the movable unit closer to a target position, and an image acquisition unit that acquires a target image as an image containing the end point when the end point is in the target position, and a current image as an image containing the end point when the end point is in a current position. The control unit controls movement of the movable unit based on the current image and the target image and output from a force detection unit that detects a force acting on the movable unit..
Seiko Epson Corporation
04/16/15
20150104097

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit acquiring a plurality of images, a corresponding point acquisition unit, a first fundamental matrix estimation unit, an epipole coordinate deriving unit, an epipole coordinate determination unit, and a fundamental matrix determination unit. The corresponding point acquisition unit acquires first corresponding points.
Olympus Corporation
04/16/15
20150104063

Cruising zone division line recognition apparatus


A cruising zone division line recognition apparatus has an image acquisition device that acquires an image including a road surface ahead of a vehicle, and an image recognition device. The image recognition device adds blurring to an area including the road surface in the acquired image and recognizes a cruising zone division line from the image to which blurring has been added.
Denso Corporation
04/16/15
20150103216

Image processing device and method and imaging apparatus


An image processing device according to the invention includes: a lens information acquisition unit; a color mixture information determination unit; mosaic image acquisition unit that, when the color mixture information determination unit determines that the color mixture information is unidentified, reads, from the color imaging element, a second mosaic image obtained by reducing the number of types of first pixels in the first mosaic image which includes a pixel of a first color formed by at least one color and a pixel of a second color formed by at least one color and in which the number of types of first pixels determined by the arrangement of pixels that are adjacent to a first pixel, which is the pixel of the first color, at a minimum pixel pitch in four directions is equal to or greater than 4; a color mixture correction unit; and a synchronization unit.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
04/16/15
20150103205

Method of controlling digital apparatus and image capture method by recognition of hand shape, and apparatus therefor


A digital apparatus is provided. The digital apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of a user and a controller configured to recognize a hand shape in the acquired image of the user and to perform a function corresponding to the recognized hand shape..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/16/15
20150103190

Image acquisition method and apparatus with mems optical image stabilization (ois)


An image acquisition sensor of a digital image acquisition apparatus is coupled to imaging optics for acquiring a sequence of images. Images acquired by the sensor are stored.
Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
04/16/15
20150103181

Auto-flat field for image acquisition


Image correction may comprise acquiring a pixel value for each pixel in a raw image of a sample; obtaining a corresponding filtered pixel value for each pixel in the raw image by applying a filtering function to a subset of pixels in a window surrounding each pixel; obtaining pixel values for a final image by performing a pixel-by-pixel division of each pixel value of the raw image by the corresponding filtered pixel value; and displaying or storing the final image. It is emphasized that this abstract is provided to comply with the rules requiring an abstract that will allow a searcher or other reader to quickly ascertain the subject matter of the technical disclosure.
Checkpoint Technologies Llc
04/16/15
20150103145

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of images, a corresponding point acquisition unit, a first fundamental matrix calculation unit, a depth calculation unit, a corresponding point extraction unit, and a fundamental matrix determination unit. The corresponding point acquisition unit acquires a plurality of first corresponding points of the images.
Olympus Corporation
04/09/15
20150101064

Information processing apparatus, information processing method and program


There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a photographed image, an image transmission unit configured to transmit the photographed image as a shared image, an instruction information reception unit configured to receive instruction information on operation of a user who performs imaging, which is acquired as a response to the shared image, and an instruction information output unit configured to output the instruction information to the user.. .
Sony Corporation
04/09/15
20150100149

System and calibrating a laser scanning system


A system and method for calibrating a laser scanning system is provided. Various embodiments involve the use of a calibration plate with reference markings which is positioned to receive a directed beam in a set of known laser scanner positions.
Nv Materialise
04/09/15
20150098624

Parking support apparatus


A parking support apparatus includes: a captured image acquisition unit acquiring a captured image from an image capturing unit which images surrounding scenery of a vehicle; a target destination section setting unit setting a target destination section which is located around the vehicle and at which the vehicle arrives, based on the image; a vertex coordinates calculation unit calculating coordinates of a vertex of the section; an intersection coordinates calculation unit calculating coordinates of the vehicle at an intersection between a parallel line parallel to the vehicle in a width direction and frame lines configuring the section in a top view when the vertex is closer to a center side of the vehicle than the parallel line; and a destination frame superposition unit superposing a destination frame onto the image by linearly connecting positions in the image corresponding to the vertex on a side separated farther from the vehicle than the parallel line among the vertexes, and the intersection.. .
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
04/09/15
20150097987

Automated extended depth of field imaging apparatus and method


An imaging apparatus and method enables an automated extended depth of field capability that automates and simplifies the process of creating extended depth of field images. An embodiment automates the acquisition of an image “stack” or sequence and stores metadata at the time of image acquisition that facilitates production of a composite image having an extended depth of field from at least a portion of the images in the acquired sequence.
Applied Minds, Llc
04/09/15
20150097924

Mobile inspection system


A front-end image acquisition component acquires photographs and/or videos of various goods, vehicles, vessels, and/or real estate fixtures. In one aspect, a mobile image acquisition apparatus comprises a camera affixed to a support cord, a computer for displaying acquired images and receiving control commands, a wireless communications transceiver for transmitting the acquired images to a database, a cable for transmitting electrical power to the apparatus, and a cable for transmitting electrical signals between components of the apparatus..
Sharp Cars Detailing & More, Llc
04/02/15
20150095844

Method of recognizing multi-gaze and apparatus therefor


A multi-gaze recognition device according to one embodiment of the present specification includes a display module configured to display a display area containing a visual content capable of being scrolled, an input module configured to receive an input of a touch gesture signal to scroll the visual content, an image acquisition module configured to acquire an image in front of a device, and an analysis module configured to scroll the visual content using a first gaze and a second gaze detected from the image acquired in front of the device. The first gaze determines a maximum amount of a scroll area to scroll the visual content, the second gaze determines whether an event initiating the scroll occurs..
Lg Electronics Inc.
04/02/15
20150092995

Image processing specifying an image relating to a predetermined moment from among a plurality of images


An image capture apparatus includes an image acquisition unit 5a, an area setting unit 5b, and an image specifying unit 5c. The image acquisition unit 5a acquires a first image group including plural images, the plural images obtained by sequentially photographing motion of an object.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150092185

Method for estimating the rotational speed of a tool mounted on a rotating spindle of a machine tool and such a machine tool


In a machine tool (1) comprising a rotating spindle (2) and a vision system (7) for acquiring images of a tool (3) mounted on the spindle, for each value (vc) of an interval (icn) of preselected rotational speed values centred on a nominal rotational speed value (vn) of the spindle, an image acquisition period (ta) is determined, that is a multiple of the rotational period (tr) of the spindle calculated for that preselected speed value and compatible with the vision system, and, while the spindle is rotating at the nominal rotational speed, a representative couple of tool images that are temporally spaced apart from one another of the image acquisition period is obtained, in order to obtain an estimated speed value (vs), associated to the nominal speed value, by selecting that preselected speed value to which the representative couple of images that are the most similar to each other on the basis of a similarity rule corresponds.. .
Marposs Societa' Per Azioni
04/02/15
20150092084

Image acquisition method and apparatus


A method and an apparatus for acquiring an image of a subject are provided. The method for acquiring the image of the subject includes acquiring a first preliminary image and a second preliminary image of the subject through an image sensor operatively coupled to an electronic device, determining a candidate emission time relating to an acquisition of an output image of the subject, based on a difference between state information of at least part of the first preliminary image and state information of at least part of the second preliminary image, comparing the candidate emission time with a time corresponding to a synchronization period where a plurality of lines of the image sensor simultaneously acquires the output image, and acquiring the output image of the subject based on the comparison..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150092078

Face tracking for controlling imaging parameters


A method of tracking faces in an image stream with a digital image acquisition device includes receiving images from an image stream including faces, calculating corresponding integral images, and applying different subsets of face detection rectangles to the integral images to provide sets of candidate regions. The different subsets include candidate face regions of different sizes and/or locations within the images.
Fotonation Limited
04/02/15
20150092072

Data acquiring method and electronic device thereof


The disclosure discloses a data acquiring method and an electronic device thereof. The electronic device comprises an image acquisition unit, the image acquisition unit comprises a light-transparent module and a sensing module, and there is a first position relationship between the light-transparent module and the sensing module.
Lenovo (beijing) Co., Ltd.
03/26/15
20150088637

Information processing system, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium


An information processing system includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image corresponding to a field of view of a user. The information processing system includes an advertisement detection unit that detects an advertisement viewed by the user from the captured image.
Yahoo Japan Corporation
03/26/15
20150087881

Radiotherapy control apparatus and radiotherapy control program


The present invention includes a fluoroscopic image acquisition unit 41 adapted to acquire a fluoroscopic image of three or more markers from a single fluoroscopic imaging device 12, a projection line calculation unit 38 adapted to calculate equations of respective projection lines, an inter-marker distance acquisition unit 42 adapted to acquire each distance between each pair of the markers, a marker position calculation unit 43 adapted to calculate current positions of the respective markers, and a therapeutic radiation emission determination unit 44 adapted to determine whether to emit therapeutic radiation.. .
03/26/15
20150086076

Face recognition performance using additional image features


A technique is provided for recognizing faces in an image stream using a digital image acquisition device. A first acquired image is received from an image stream.
Digitaloptics Corporation Europe Limited
03/26/15
20150086074

Information processing device, information processing method, and program


Provided is an information processing device including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image, a parameter acquisition unit configured to acquire a parameter associated with a user of a portable terminal, a specification unit configured to specify the user from the captured image on the basis of the parameter, and a display control unit configured to perform control in a manner that, in a case where the user is not specified by the specification unit, information indicating a movement of the user necessary to specify the user is displayed in the portable terminal.. .
Sony Corporation
03/26/15
20150085981

Method of image registration in a multi-source/single detector radiographic imaging system, and image acquisition apparatus


A method, an imaging apparatus and a computer readable medium are enabled for automatically registering medical images. The imaging apparatus may be an amended c-arm.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
03/26/15
20150085356

Microscope phase image acquisition


A microscope apparatus includes an electromagnetic wave source configured to generate an illuminating electromagnetic wave, a first beam splitter configured to split the illuminating electromagnetic wave into a first component along a first path and a second component along a second path, a movable reflector module configured to adjust a portion of the second path, and a second beam splitter configured to recombine the first component and the second component. An observing device is configured to receive the recombined first component and second component and the microscope apparatus is configured acquire a phase image from the observing device based on positioning of the movable reflector module and representative of an electric field distribution near an object located along the first path between the first beam splitter and the second beam splitter..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
03/26/15
20150085147

Stabilization of a line of sight of an on-board satellite imaging system


A method for stabilizing a line of sight of an imaging system on board a satellite uses windows selected within an image sensor. Variations of the line of sight can be characterized at a frequency that is greater than that of a sequential mode of image acquisition by the sensor.
Astrium Sas


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