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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
06/23/16
20160182863 
 Vehicle circumference monitoring apparatus patent thumbnailVehicle circumference monitoring apparatus
A vehicle circumference monitoring apparatus includes: an image acquisition section that acquires captured image data output from an imaging section that is provided in a vehicle and images a circumference of the vehicle; a state acquisition section that acquires vehicle state data output from a vehicle state detection section that is provided in the vehicle and detects at least a roll state of the vehicle; a setting section that sets a center of rotation to rotate a display image depending on the roll state if the display image is displayed on a display device based on the captured image data; an image adjustment section that rotates a display state of the display image about the center of rotation that is set depending on the roll state; and an output section that outputs the display image to the display device.. .

06/23/16
20160182768 
 Method and device for acquiring stream of the precisely time-stamped images patent thumbnailMethod and device for acquiring stream of the precisely time-stamped images
Method and device for acquiring stream of the precisely time-stamped images, including the modulated light source, controlled by the absolute global real-time-base (e.g. Provided by global navigation satellite system (gnss) controller) and the image acquisition and processing unit, decoding the light modulation waveform and determining the time-stamp for every image frame.

06/23/16
20160180569 
 Image creation method, a computer-readable storage medium, and an image creation apparatus patent thumbnailImage creation method, a computer-readable storage medium, and an image creation apparatus
An image capture apparatus includes an original image acquisition unit, a facial image creation unit, a theme decision unit, a face part replacement unit, and an animation character image creation unit. The original image acquisition unit acquires an original image as a target for processing.

06/23/16
20160178332 
 Method and device for local stabilization of a radiation spot on a remote target object patent thumbnailMethod and device for local stabilization of a radiation spot on a remote target object
A method for local stabilization of a radiation spot on a remote target object, where the radiation spot is formed by a high energy laser beam that is aimed at the target object by a high energy radiation emitter, includes illuminating the target object by an illumination beam that is aimed at the target object by an illumination device. The method also includes receiving, by an image acquisition device, radiation reflected by the target object that is illuminated by the illumination beam, where the radiation reflected by the target object to the image acquisition device passes through the same optical path as the high energy laser beam.

06/23/16
20160174934 
 Method and system for guided ultrasound image acquisition patent thumbnailMethod and system for guided ultrasound image acquisition
An exemplary system includes a navigation system, an imaging system, and a data acquisition and analysis system. The exemplary system provides actively guidance for ultrasound image acquisition based on position information provided by the navigation system at different times (e.g., before and after an interventional procedure), to ensure that image data is collected at the same location within the object of interest (e.g., a target region of the interventional procedure) using the same probe posture (e.g., location and/or orientation)..

06/23/16
20160174847 
 Image acquisition apparatus, biological body information acquisition apparatus, and electronic apparatus patent thumbnailImage acquisition apparatus, biological body information acquisition apparatus, and electronic apparatus
An image acquisition apparatus includes an imaging section including a light receiving device and a light emitting section that is superimposed on the imaging section and illuminates a subject. The light emitting section includes a light transmissive first substrate, a light emitting device provided on the device substrate, a barrier section as a resin layer that defines a light emitting region in the light emitting device, and a light transmissive portion that transmits light reflected off the illuminated subject and guides the reflected light to the light receiving device, and the barrier section contains an insulating resin material and a light absorbing material.

06/23/16
20160174823 
 Image signal output apparatus and image signal transmission/reception system patent thumbnailImage signal output apparatus and image signal transmission/reception system
An image signal output apparatus includes: a stereoscopic image generation unit that is provided with a first image signal that represents a first image and a second image signal that represents a second image with a parallax relative to the first image and that generates a stereoscopic image signal, wherein the first image is provided from a first image acquisition unit that picks up an image of a subject, and the second image is provided from a second image acquisition unit; a two-dimensional image signal generation unit that generates a two-dimensional image signal based on the first image signal or the second image signal; and a switching unit that can switch, for each of a plurality of output units, which image signal of the stereoscopic image signal and the two-dimensional image signal is supplied to which of the plurality of output units.. .

06/16/16
20160173789 
 Image generation method and apparatus, and mobile terminal patent thumbnailImage generation method and apparatus, and mobile terminal
The embodiments of the present disclosure provide an image generation method and apparatus and a mobile terminal. The image generation method includes: acquiring an initial image by using an image acquisition member; generating at least two layers including a processing layer having an object to be processed and a background layer for background display, based on the initial image; processing the object to be processed to obtain a processed processing layer, and/or processing the background layer to obtain a processed background layer; and merging the at least two layers including the processed processing layer and/or the processed background layer to obtain an image.
Sony Corporation


06/16/16
20160171653 
 A  color image acquisition patent thumbnailA color image acquisition
An imaging system color image acquisition including: an image sensor; a tunable spectral filter arranged in an optical path of light propagation towards the image sensor; and a controller connected to the image sensor and to the tunable spectral filter. The controller is configured and operable for generating a colored image by sequentially operating the tunable spectral filter for sequentially filtering light passing towards the image sensor with three or more different spectral filtering curves during three or more corresponding integration time durations.
Technology Innovation Momentum Fund (israel) Limited Partnership


06/16/16
20160171319 
 Driver check apparatus patent thumbnailDriver check apparatus
A driver check apparatus includes: a face image acquisition portion that obtains a face image of a driver in a vehicle; an extraction portion that extracts a face orientation and/or a sight direction of the driver, based on the face image obtained by the face image acquisition portion while the vehicle is stopped; and a first determination portion that determines whether the face orientation and/or the sight direction extracted by the extraction portion is within a predetermined visual recognition range in which a passenger in the vehicle is visually recognized.. .
Denso Corporation


06/16/16
20160170001 

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method


The present invention obtains high-quality images even in a case of measurement with a radial sampling method. For this purpose, pre-measurement is performed to extract only a component different for each blade from among shift amounts from among echo signals, and a shift amount in k-space of an echo signal by the said component is reflected to a reconstruction process.
Hitachi Medical Corporation


06/16/16
20160169662 

Location-based facility management system using mobile device


A location-based facility management system includes a database server configured to store object information on a management target facility acquired in advance as a database, an image acquisition module configured to acquire an object image and gps information, an auto calibration module provided with an auto calibration algorithm which decides an internal parameter for the image, a db input/output module configured to store the object information in the database server and to receive the object information from the database server, a position correction module provided with a position correction algorithm which corrects the gps information of the object image using the internal parameter decided by the auto calibration module and the object information received from the db input/output module, and a mobile device provided with a facility management application which detects a characterizing point of an object image acquired by a camera.. .
V & I Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160166137 

Dental apparatus, image acquisition method, and information processing apparatus


A dental apparatus includes a light irradiation unit for emitting a light to irradiate an oral cavity, an image capturing unit for image-capturing the oral cavity light irradiated by the light irradiation unit, and an output unit for outputting data for highlighting and displaying at least one of a plaque site and a calculus site on an image of the oral cavity based on an image captured result by the image capturing unit.. .
Sony Corporation


06/09/16
20160165214 

Image processing apparatus and mobile camera including the same


Disclosed is an image processing apparatus which includes a light projection unit for projecting infrared light having a predetermined pattern onto an object, an image acquisition unit for absorbing light having a visible-light band and transmitting light having an infrared wavelength band to acquire an image having a target pattern projected onto the object, and an image processing unit for obtaining information on 3d distance of the object using the light acquired by the image acquisition unit.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160165213 

Layered type color-depth sensor and three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus employing the same


Provided are a color-depth sensor and a three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus including the same. The color-depth sensor includes a color sensor that senses visible light and an infrared sensor that is stacked on the color sensor and senses infrared light.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160165140 

Method for camera motion estimation and correction


A motion estimation and correction system and methods are shown comprising: an image acquisition device configured to acquire an image via scanning an image frame over a period of time, an inertial measurement unit configured to measure at least one of a position, an orientation, and a movement of the image acquisition device during the period of time and output an indication of the movement as detected; and a state estimation module, operatively coupled to the inertial measurement unit and the image acquisition device, configured to estimate a state related to at least one of position and orientation of the image acquisition device based on the at least one of the position, the orientation, and the movement. In one example, systems and methods include using an inertial measurement unit along with an image acquisition device.
The Regents Of The University Of California


06/09/16
20160165119 

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.


06/09/16
20160163501 

Charged particle beam device and image acquisition method


A charged particle beam device includes: an image displacement vector calculation section that calculates an image displacement vector between a first local frame image and a second local frame image, the first local frame image including an area in a first frame image that is obtained by starting scanning at a timing that corresponds to a first phase of an alternating-current signal, and the area in the first frame image corresponds to a phase that undergoes a given phase shift from the first phase, and the second local frame image including an area in a second frame image that is obtained by starting scanning at a timing that corresponds to a second phase of the alternating-current signal that differs from the first phase, and the area in the second frame image corresponds to a phase that undergoes the given phase shift from the second phase; a scanning deflector that scans a charged particle beam (b) while deflecting the charged particle beam (b); a scanning correction signal generation section that generates a scanning correction signal that corrects the scanning of the charged particle beam (b) based on the image displacement vector; and a scanning signal supply section that supplies a scanning signal that is corrected based on the scanning correction signal to the scanning deflector in synchronization with the alternating-current signal.. .
Jeol Ltd.


06/09/16
20160163049 

Cell image evaluation device, method, and program


A cell image evaluation device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a cell, a cell evaluation unit that evaluates the cell image, and a maturity information acquisition unit that acquires information related to maturity of the cell. The cell evaluation unit determines a method for evaluating the cell image on the basis of the information related to the maturity..
Fujifilm Corporation


06/09/16
20160162740 

In-vehicle device


An in-vehicle device includes: an image acquisition unit that obtains a captured image from a camera that captures, via a camera lens, an image of a surrounding environment around a vehicle; an accumulation detection unit that individually detects a plurality of types of accumulation settled at the camera lens based upon the captured image; an image recognition unit that recognizes an object image, expressing a specific object present in the surrounding environment, in the captured image; a detection results integrating unit that calculates integrated detection results by integrating a plurality of sets of detection results based upon various sets of detection results pertaining to detection of the plurality of types of accumulation provided by the accumulation detection unit; and an operation control unit that controls operation executed by the image recognition unit based upon the integrated detection results.. .
Clarion Co., Ltd.


06/09/16
20160161464 

Stem cell differentiation determination device, method, and program


A stem cell differentiation determination device includes an observation image acquisition unit that captures an image of an observation region including a stem cell in time series to acquire at least two observation images, a feature amount acquisition unit that acquires at least one feature amount of the stem cell for each observation image, a determination unit that determines whether or not the stem cell has been differentiated, on the basis of the feature amount, a change information acquisition unit that acquires information about a change in the feature amount between the observation images captured in time series or information about a change in a determination result from undifferentiation to differentiation between the observation images, and an output unit that outputs the information about a change in the feature amount or the information about a change in the determination result.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


06/09/16
20160161394 

Observation image determination device, method, and program


An observation image determination device includes an observation image acquisition unit that captures an image of an observation region including a stem cell to be cultured to acquire an observation image and a determination unit that determines whether a living body of a different type from the stem cell is included in the observation region. The determination unit determines whether the different type of living body is included in the observation region, on the basis of at least one of form information of an observation target and information about a change in the observation target over time which are acquired from the observation image..
Fujifilm Corporation


06/09/16
20160157715 

System, method and computer accessible medium for determining eye motion by imaging retina and providing feedback for acquisition of signals from the retina


The human eye is constantly in motion. For many imaging applications in the eye, eye motion on the time scale of the image acquisition distorts the images.
The General Hospital Corporation


06/02/16
20160156832 

Image acquisition device and focusing image acquisition device


In an image acquisition device, an optical path difference generating member can form an optical path length difference of a second light image without splitting light in a second optical path. This can suppress the quantity of light required for the second optical path to obtain information of the focal position, whereby a quantity of light can be secured for a first imaging device to capture an image.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


06/02/16
20160155240 

Multi-scale measuring the shape, movement and/or deformation of a structural part subjected to stresses by creating a plurality of colorimetric speckled patterns


Disclosed is a method for measuring movement and/or deformation of a study part subjected to an external stress, the method implementing a color digital image acquisition device and image correlation unit. The method includes: acquisition (250) of a plurality of color digital images of the surface of the study part by way of the color digital image acquisition device during the application of an external stress on the study part, and processing (260) of the color digital images acquired in the step of acquisition of a plurality of color digital images so as to highlight contrasting details on variable scales..
Ecole Normale SupÉrieure De Cachan


06/02/16
20160155239 

Cell tracking device and method, and storage medium non-transitory storing computer-readable cell tracking programs


A cell tracking device includes first and second image acquisition units, first and second tracking units and an interpolation unit. The first image acquisition unit picks up images of a cell under a short-time exposure condition at points in time to capture short-time exposure images.
Olympus Corporation


06/02/16
20160155228 

Medical image generation apparatus, method, and program


A medical image generation apparatus includes: a three-dimensional image acquisition unit that acquires a three-dimensional image in which a space including a patient is captured; an imparting unit that imparts, to each of voxels constituting the three-dimensional image, a living-body likelihood coefficient indicating a likelihood of being a living-body region of the patient; an updating unit that updates a luminance value of the voxel in which the imparted living-body likelihood coefficient shows a given value, through predetermined processing; a virtual viewpoint setting unit that sets a virtual viewpoint for transforming the three-dimensional image into a two-dimensional radiation image; and a radiation image generation unit that calculates a luminance value of a pixel constituting the radiation image based on the luminance value of the voxel existing along a line connecting each of the corresponding pixels and the virtual viewpoint.. .
National Institute Of Radiological Sciences


06/02/16
20160155225 

Textural analysis of lung nodules


Methods, apparatus, and other embodiments associated with classifying a region of tissue using textural analysis are described. One example apparatus includes an image acquisition logic that acquires an image of a region of tissue demonstrating ggo nodule pathology, a delineation logic that distinguishes ggo nodule tissue within the image from the background of the image, a texture logic that extracts a set of texture features from the image, a phenotype signature logic that computes a phenotypic signature from the image, a shape logic that extracts a set of shape features from the image, and a classification logic that classifies the ggo nodule tissue based, at least in part, on the set of texture features, the phenotypic signature, or the set of shape features.
Case Western Reserve University


06/02/16
20160155083 

Delivery management system, image forming apparatus, image acquisition apparatus, delivery management apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and delivery management method


A delivery management system includes a first image acquisition unit, a delivery information acquisition unit, an identification information acquisition unit, and a memory. The first image acquisition unit acquires, at an origin, an image of a delivery item to be delivered to a destination.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.


06/02/16
20160155013 

Marker recognition device, marker recognition method, and recognition program


A marker recognition device includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires an image including a marker having a predetermined feature value; a detection unit that generates scale-space image groups by applying a disturbance to the image including the marker acquired by the image acquisition unit, and detects a key point in the image including the marker by detecting the predetermined feature value based on a difference between the generated scale-space image groups; and a recognition unit that recognizes a position of the marker based on the key point detected by the detection unit.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


05/26/16
20160150219 

Methods circuits devices assemblies systems and functionally associated computer executable code for image acquisition with depth estimation


Disclosed are methods, circuits, devices, systems and functionally associated computer executable code for image acquisition with depth estimation. According to some embodiments, there may be provided an imaging device including: (a) one or more imaging assemblies with at least one image sensor; (b) at least one structured light projector adapted to project onto a scene a multiresolution structured light pattern, which patterns includes multiresolution symbols or codes; and (3) image processing circuitry, dedicated or programmed onto a processor, adapted to identify multiresolution structured light symbols/codes within an acquired image of the scene..
Mantisvision Ltd.


05/26/16
20160150138 

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, an image acquisition system comprises a hub with outwardly extending arms and supports for coupling to an upper support structure.
Sharp Cars Detailing & More, Llc


05/26/16
20160148117 

Attribute estimation system


The present invention provides an attribute estimation system capable of acquiring an image of a person whose attributes are to be estimated accurately and informing the person of an attribute estimation result. The attribute estimation system (1) includes: a mirror (11) equipped with an information display terminal (12); and an attribute estimation device (3).
Nec Solution Innovators, Ltd.


05/26/16
20160147083 

Focal length adjustment


A pair of spectacles comprises a pair of variable focal length lenses; an image acquisition system adapted to acquire images of each of a user's eyes; and a controller adapted to analyze the images to monitor the degree of vergence of the user's eyes, and to adjust a focal length of the variable focal length lenses to a value derived directly from the monitored degree of vergence.. .
Adlens Limited


05/26/16
20160147053 

Image acquisition device and image acquisition method


This image acquisition device comprises: a specimen stage on which a specimen as a target of image acquisition is to be mounted; a micro-use light source having a light emitting device and a heat dissipator for dissipating heat generated by the light emitting device, and emitting light to the specimen; an objective arranged so as to be opposed to the specimen on the stage, as a light-guide optical system for guiding an optical image of the specimen; a micro image acquisition unit configured to capture the optical image of the specimen thus guided; and a micro-use light source controller configured to control the light emitting device so as to implement the emission of light by the micro-use light source, during a standby period between image acquisition periods of capturing optical images of a plurality of specimens.. .
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


05/26/16
20160144978 

Drone equipped with an imaging device and with means of protecting the imaging device


A device for aerial image capture is provided, preferably for generating agronomic maps, and includes a remote-controlled aerodyne or drone that allows image acquisition. The present aerodyne includes a housing opening onto an exterior surface of the aerodyne via an opening, an imaging device positioned in the housing and arranged in such a way to be able to capture images through the opening, and a closure system including a hatch configured to adopt a closed position in which the opening is closed off, and an open position, in which the opening is uncovered, and an actuating member designed to position the hatch in either the closed or the open position..
Airnov


05/26/16
20160144325 

Analysis system in order to optimize power consuming of mixing carts according to the objective physical properties of the unifeed


The sensing means comprises at least an image acquisition device and the processing unit is configured to determine the degree of homogeneity of the feed mixture and/or configured to determine the length of the fibres included in the mixture.. .

05/19/16
20160142667 

Image acquisition device, image acquisition method and recording medium


A cpu sets an exposure value to conform to the entire imaging range acquired by an imaging section, and acquires an entire range image captured with this exposure value, at first acquisition timing for an entire-range-image movie. Also, the cpu sets an exposure value for a frame to conform to a main subject image or a predetermined area in the entire range image acquired by the imaging section, and acquires a cut-out image formed by trimming an image area including the main subject image or the predetermined area from an entire range image captured with this exposure value, at second acquisition timing for a partial-range-image movie..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142637 

Image acquisition and management


A reference image of one or more objects is displayed on the display of a mobile device in a manner that allows a user of the mobile device to simultaneously view the reference image and a preview image of the one or more objects currently in a field of view of a camera of the mobile device. An indication is provided to the user of the mobile device whether the camera of the mobile device is currently located within a specified amount of a distance at which the reference image was acquired.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160142617 

Image acquisition device and image acquisition device focusing method


In an image acquisition device, an optical path length difference in a second light figure can be formed by arrangement of an optical path difference generating member, without need for splitting light in a second optical path for focus control. Therefore, it reduces the quantity of light into the second optical path necessary for acquisition of information of focal position while ensuring the quantity of light enough for execution of imaging by a first imaging device.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


05/19/16
20160142611 

Image acquisition and management


A reference image of one or more objects is displayed on the display of a mobile device in a manner that allows a user of the mobile device to simultaneously view the reference image and a preview image of the one or more objects currently in a field of view of a camera of the mobile device. An indication is provided to the user of the mobile device whether the camera of the mobile device is currently located within a specified amount of a distance at which the reference image was acquired.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


05/19/16
20160140718 

Vehicle position estimation device, method and computer readable recording medium


Sensor information acquisition section acquires surrounding information including three dimensional information of respective surrounding positions of subject vehicle, and positional information of subject vehicle. Road surface information extraction section generates road surface image in which acquired surrounding information is projected onto road surface on which subject vehicle is travelling.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Chuo Kenkyusho


05/19/16
20160140536 

Mobile phone payment system using integrated camera credit card reader


A system and a method for conducting credit card transactions through a mobile device of a user. The mobile device comprises an image acquisition unit and a mobile application operated by the mobile device.
Jumio Inc.


05/19/16
20160140410 

Image acquisition using a level-indication icon


During an information-extraction technique, visual suitability indicators may be displayed to a user of the electronic device to assist the user in acquiring an image of a document that is suitable for subsequent extraction of textual information. For example, an imaging application executed by the electronic device may display, in a window associated with the imaging application, a visual suitability indicator of a tilt orientation of the electronic device relative to a plane of the document.
Intuit Inc.


05/19/16
20160139389 

Microscope system


A microscope system includes a virtual-slide microscope that acquires a virtual-slide image of a specimen when mounted on a first stage, and a fluorescence microscope that acquires a fluorescence image of the specimen when mounted on a second stage. The virtual-slide microscope includes a display and an image-capturing-condition setting portion that sets image capturing conditions, including a fluorescence-image acquisition position, on the virtual-slide image.
Olympus Corporation


05/19/16
20160139225 

Method and multi-slice imaging of t2-relaxation time


An mri method includes performing a first image acquisition module of a pulse sequence to acquire a first mr data from slices disposed at different locations in a region of interest (roi) of an object; performing a second image acquisition module of the pulse sequence, to acquire a second mr data from the slices disposed at the different locations of the roi, with a t2 preparation time different than that of the first image acquisition module; and generating a t2 map based on the acquired first mr data and the acquired second mr data.. .
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.


05/19/16
20160137128 

Wireless reception device, vehicle rear sensor including the same and sensing rear image


A vehicle rear sensor includes an imaging device including an image acquisition unit, an encoder configured to encode image information captured by the image acquisition unit and a first transmitter configured to transmit the encoded signal, and a wireless reception device including a receiver configured to wirelessly receive a signal, a controller configured to determine whether the received signal is an event signal and a second transmitter configured to send the event signal and the received signal to a display device. The event signal has at least one byte for identifying a mode..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160134791 

Apparatus and multiple mode image acquisition for iris imaging


The invention comprises an imaging apparatus housed within a mobile device housing, and configured to enable multiple image acquisition modes. The apparatus includes an image sensor, a first optical assembly, a second optical assembly and a controller.
Delta Id Inc.


05/12/16
20160134739 

Terminal and image file processing method


The present invention provides a terminal which includes an image acquisition unit configured to start a second image acquisition device to acquire a characteristic image of at least one photographer when it is detected that the terminal uses a first image acquisition device to acquire an image, an information acquisition unit configured to recognize and process the characteristic image acquired by the second acquisition device so as to acquire a recognition information list, and a processing unit configured to execute a preset operation on the image file acquired by the first image acquisition device according to the recognition information list. Accordingly, the present invention further provides an image file processing method.
Dongguan Yulong Telecommunication Tech Co., Ltd.


05/12/16
20160133434 

Image evaluation method and charged particle beam device


An image evaluation method includes: a template image acquisition step that designates part of a reference image to acquire a template image; a first comparative image acquisition step that acquires a first comparative image in which the position of the template image is moved in a first direction by a first moving amount relative to the reference image; a first evaluation step that performs a pattern matching process on the template image and the first comparative image and evaluates the template image; a second comparative image acquisition step that acquires a second comparative image in which the position of the template image is moved in a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction by a second moving amount relative to the reference image; and a second evaluation step that performs the pattern matching process on the template image and the second comparative image and evaluates the template image.. .
Jeol Ltd.


05/12/16
20160132724 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


An image processing device combines an image of a medium exposed to visible light and an image of the medium exposed to ultraviolet light so that parts printed with uv ink can be easily identified. A control device (image processing device) has an image acquisition unit that drives an image sensor -and acquires a first image by imaging the face a check when exposed to a visible first light, and acquires a second image by imaging the face of the check when exposed to an ultraviolet second light; a reverse image generating unit that generates a reversed second image by reversing light and dark in the second image; and a second synthesizing unit that generates a second synthesized image by combining the first image and the reversed second image.
Seiko Epson Corporation


05/12/16
20160128627 

Imaging enhanced visualization of near surface vascular structures


A sub-dermal structure visualization system and method is disclosed. The system may use an illumination module including: a near-infrared (nir) light source adapted to substantially uniformly illuminate an imaged area including sub-dermal regions thereof with nir light; and a first optical system including at least one optical element for controlling at least one of spectral and polarization properties of the nir light prior to illuminating the imaged area.
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


05/12/16
20160128545 

Endoscope controlling endoscope apparatus


An endoscope apparatus includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process that acquires a plurality of in vivo images; an in-focus evaluation value calculation process that calculates an in-focus evaluation value that represents a degree of in-focus corresponding to each of the plurality of in vivo images; a focus control process that controls a focus operation of an imaging optics by performing a control process that switches a position of a focus adjustment lens included in the imaging optics between a plurality of discrete positions based on the in-focus evaluation value; and a freeze image setting process that selects at least one in vivo image from the plurality of in vivo images based on the degree of in-focus represented by the in-focus evaluation value, and sets the selected at least one in vivo image to be a freeze image..
Olympus Corporation


05/05/16
20160125273 

Machine learning device and classification device for accurately classifying into category to which content belongs


An image acquisition unit of a machine learning device acquires n learning images assigned with labels to be used for categorization (n is a natural number larger than or equal to 2). A feature vector acquisition unit acquires a feature vector representing a feature from each of the n learning images.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125243 

Human body part detection system and human body part detection method


A human body part detection system includes: a learning mode storing unit storing a learning model; a depth image acquisition unit acquiring a depth image; a foreground human extraction unit extracting a human area; and a human body part detection unit detecting the human body part based on the human area and the learning model. The detection unit calculates a direction of a geodesic path at a first point based on a shortest geodesic path from a base point to a first point, selects a pixel pair at positions obtained after rotating positions of a pixel pair for calculation of the feature in the learning model in accordance with the direction, calculates a feature at the first point based on depth of the selected pair, and determines a label corresponding to the human body part based on the feature at the first point and learning model..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160125230 

Method and device for recognizing image


An image recognition method and device are disclosed. The disclosed device may include: a reference image storage unit configured to convert reference images into 1-dimensional vectors and store the converted 1-dimensional vectors; an image acquisition unit configured to obtain an input image; an image converter unit configured to convert the input image into a 1-dimensional vector, apply dimension reduction, and calculate coefficients for expressing the input image as a linear sum of vectors forming a reference image for each of the reference images; and a determiner unit configured to determine a reference image corresponding to the input image by performing a subtraction computation of subtracting a value obtained by applying the coefficients calculated for each reference image to a relevant reference image from the converted input image.
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University


05/05/16
20160124524 

Wearable touch device and wearable touch method


A wearable touch device comprising a carrier, a pattern emitting unit, an image acquisition unit, an image monitoring unit and a processing unit, the carrier is wearable, the pattern emitting unit emits a scanning pattern to a touch surface capable of being touched by a touch end, the image acquisition unit is used for acquiring an image formed by projecting the scanning pattern on the touch surface and sending image information of the acquired image to the processing unit, the image monitoring unit is used for monitoring current light energy of the scanning pattern in regions of the touch surface and sending current light energy information to the processing unit, and the processing unit is used for processing the image information of the acquired image and the current light energy information to determine a touch position of the touch end on the touch surface and generate corresponding command information.. .
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


05/05/16
20160124204 

Sample retaining member insertion-removal mechanism and image acquisition device


A sample retaining member insertion-removal mechanism is configured so that a receiver is driven to an advance position by a receiver driving unit to project out through an opening of a stage so that a receiving surface makes a downward slope toward a receiving surface positioning portion. Because of this, the sample retaining member insertion-removal mechanism can position the sample retaining member by the receiving surface positioning portion through the use of the downward slope of the receiving surface by simply placing the sample retaining member on the receiving surface.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


05/05/16
20160124203 

Microscope and microscope image acquisition method


To prevent unwanted exposure of a specimen with excitation light despite magnification switching, a microscope of the present invention includes: a detection optical system that detects fluorescence emitted from the specimen; a light-sheet illumination optical system, serving as an excitation light source, that causes planar excitation light to be incident along a direction intersecting an optical axis of the detection optical system; and a control section that, when the magnification of the detection optical system is raised, controls the light-sheet illumination optical system so as to reduce a radiation width of the excitation light made incident on the specimen by the light-sheet illumination optical system.. .
Olympus Corporation


05/05/16
20160123742 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


To provide navigation to a destination to a user even in a state in which acquisition of a current position via a positioning module is difficult. There is provided an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image onto which a real object including a visual recognition target is projected; a recognition unit configured to recognize relative arrangement of a terminal that has captured the image to the real object by executing image recognition of the recognition target; and a control unit configured to display a display object indicating a direction toward a destination of a user on a screen of the terminal on the basis of the relative arrangement of the terminal recognized by the recognition unit..
Sony Corporation


05/05/16
20160121215 

Non-transitory computer-readable medium storing game program, control computer, information processing apparatus, image output apparatus, image output method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium storing image output program


Provided is an image output device including image acquisition means for acquiring an image related to a subject captured by a user, position information acquisition means for acquiring position information indicating a position where the image is captured, generation means for generating a landscape image in which an image based on the image acquired by the image acquisition means is superimposed on an image obtained by capturing the landscape, when displaying the image obtained by capturing the landscape of position information acquired by the position information acquisition means, and image output means for outputting the landscape image.. .
Tyffon Inc.


05/05/16
20160121141 

Automatic correlation modeling of an internal target


A method and apparatus to automatically control the timing of an image acquisition by an imaging system in developing a correlation model of movement of a target within a patient.. .
Accuray Incorporated


05/05/16
20160121140 

Automatic correlation modeling of an internal target


A method and apparatus to automatically control the timing of an image acquisition by an imaging system in developing a correlation model of movement of a target within a patient.. .
Accuray Incorporated


05/05/16
20160120759 

Assistance device for medication compliance


An assistance device for medication compliance is provided. The assistance device includes an image acquisition module, a process module, and an alarming module.
I Home Smart Technology Company


05/05/16
20160120524 

Apparatus and supporting biopsy


A control unit configured to control the ultrasonic unit and the optical-image acquisition unit. The control unit calculates the positional relationship between the biopsy probe and the target by aligning a feature portion in the ultrasonic image and a feature portion corresponding thereto in the optical image and controls the puncture state of the biopsy probe on the basis of the positional relationship..

04/28/16
20160119563 

Imaging device and image acquisition device


An imaging device comprises at least one unit pixel cell. Each of them comprises: a photoelectric conversion layer having a first and second surfaces; a pixel electrode and a shield electrode located on the first surface and separated from each other, a shield voltage being applied to the shield electrode; an upper electrode located on the second surface and opposing to the pixel electrode and the shield electrode, a counter voltage being applied to the upper electrode; a charge accumulation node electrically connected to the pixel electrode; and a charge detection circuit electrically connected to the charge accumulation node.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160119562 

Imaging device and image acquisition device


An imaging device, comprising: at least one unit pixel cell; and a voltage application circuit that generates at least two different voltages, each of the at least one unit pixel cell comprising: a photoelectric conversion layer having a first surface and a second surface being on a side opposite to the first surface, a pixel electrode located on the first surface, an auxiliary electrode located on the first surface, the auxiliary electrode being separated from the pixel electrode and electrically connected to the voltage application circuit, an upper electrode located on the second surface, the upper electrode opposing to the pixel electrode and the auxiliary electrode, a charge storage node electrically connected to the pixel electrode, and a charge detection circuit electrically connected to the charge storage node.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


04/28/16
20160117825 

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and allocation information generation method


An information processing apparatus includes a measurement information acquisition unit, an image acquisition unit, an image recognition unit, and a generation unit. The measurement information acquisition unit acquires measurement information obtained by measuring a space in which at least one device and at least one object are allocated.

04/28/16
20160117800 

Photographic image acquistion device and method


A photographic image acquisition device comprising a primary image sensor optically coupled to a primary imaging lens and at least one secondary image sensor optically to a secondary imaging lens, the optical axes of the primary and the secondary lenses set parallel to each other, both image sensors set in the same geometric plane, such that both focal plane arrays receive optical projections of the same scene.. .
Entropix, Inc.


04/28/16
20160113632 

Method and system for 3d acquisition of ultrasound images


The invention relates to a method for 3d ultrasound image acquisition as well as to a system for conducting the method. The proposed method checks whether the current ultrasound image (401, 402) has at least a pixel in the volume of interest (301), wherein in case the current image (401, 402) has no pixel in the volume of interest (301), the current image (401, 402) is discarded, wherein otherwise the current ultrasound image (401, 402) is segmented and compounded into said 3d model (403) to be generated which is displayed in real-time on the display (101) and particularly overlaid on the displayed pre-acquired image (305), wherein particularly in case a new current ultrasound image (401, 402) is compounded into the 3d model (403), the displayed 3d model (403) on the display (101) is updated.
Cascination Ag


04/28/16
20160113622 

Catheter for detection of ultrasound and photoacoustic signals and ultrasound/photoacoustic image acquisition system using the same


The catheter is configured so as to irradiate condensed light by using the lens optical fiber and to receive the photoacoustic signal or to receive and transmit the ultrasound signal. Accordingly, it is possible to simultaneously acquire an ultrasound image and a high-resolution photoacoustic image..

04/28/16
20160113607 

Apparatus and tomosynthesis image acquisition


A method for image acquisition includes selectively concealing and exposing an x-ray source to a target object while the x-ray source travels along a first path and moving an x-ray detector along a second path in a first direction while the x-ray source is exposed to the target object. The method further includes moving the x-ray detector along the second path in a second direction generally opposite the first direction while the x-ray source is concealed from the target object..
General Electric Company


04/28/16
20160113606 

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.


04/21/16
20160110862 

Method for acquiring and processing medical images


Disclosed herein is a method for acquiring and processing a medical image, comprising obtaining the first to n-th sectional images of the first to n-th regions through non-sequential sectional-image acquisition starting from one of the first to n-th regions and sequentially arranging the obtained first to n-th sectional images.. .

04/21/16
20160110610 

Image processor, image processing method, and computer program


Disclosed herein is an image processor including: a depth image acquisition portion adapted to acquire a depth image for an image frame making up the movie, the depth image representing, as a pixel value on an image plane, a subject distance from an imaging device; an edge extraction portion adapted to generate an edge image for the image frame and identify a picture area of a tracked target in the depth image on the basis of an outline of the tracked target represented by tracking results for the image frame at a previous time so as to extract an edge in an area limited on the basis of the picture area; and a tracking section adapted to compare the extracted edge against an outline candidate for the tracked target to find a likelihood so as to estimate the outline of the tracked target and output the outline as tracking results.. .

04/21/16
20160108353 

Culture observation apparatus and culture observation system


An object is to lessen a troublesome checking task during cell culturing. A culture observation apparatus of the present invention includes: a light source unit that radiates illumination light onto the inside of a transparent culture vessel from a side surface of the culture vessel; an image acquisition unit that images, of the illumination light radiated from the light source unit, scattered light emitted from the inside of the culture vessel to acquire images; and a transmission unit that sends the images acquired by the image acquisition unit to the outside.

04/14/16
20160104032 

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.

04/14/16
20160103231 

Radiation image acquisition device


A radiation image acquisition device includes: a radiation source which emits radiation; a wavelength conversion member of a flat plate shape which generates scintillation light according to incidence of the radiation emitted from the radiation source and transmitted by an object; first imaging means which condenses and images the scintillation light emitted from an entrance surface for the radiation in the wavelength conversion member; and second imaging means which condenses and images the scintillation light emitted from a surface opposite to the entrance surface in the wavelength conversion member, wherein one of the first imaging means and the second imaging means condenses the scintillation light emitted from the entrance surface or the opposite surface in a direction of a normal thereto, and wherein the other of the first imaging means and the second imaging means condenses the scintillation light emitted from the entrance surface or the opposite surface in a direction inclined with respect to a direction of a normal thereto.. .

04/14/16
20160102977 

Surveying instrument


The invention provides a surveying instrument, which comprises a gnss device, a frame unit rotatable in a horizontal direction, a telescope unit as mounted rotatably in a vertical direction on the frame unit, an image acquiring unit installed on the telescope unit, a driving unit for rotating and driving the frame unit and the telescope unit, a horizontal angle measuring unit for detecting a horizontal angle of the frame unit, a vertical angle measuring unit for detecting a vertical angle of the telescope unit, and a control device having a reference clock signal generating unit for producing a reference clock signal, wherein the control device produces a time signal to indicate a standard time from a signal acquired from the gnss device, puts a time stamp on the time signal based on the reference clock signal, associates the time signal with the reference clock signal, measures a horizontal angle by the horizontal angle measuring unit at a moment when the telescope unit sights the sun and acquires an image signal by the image acquiring unit, puts a time stamp on the image signal based on the reference clock signal, calculates a standard time at a time of image acquisition based on a time stamp of the image signal and the reference clock signal, calculates an azimuth angle of the sun at the standard time based on a latitude and a longitude of a point where the surveying instrument is installed and a standard time at the time of image acquisition, and updates a horizontal angle as measured by the horizontal angle measuring unit by the azimuth angle.. .

04/14/16
20160100756 

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes a planar image acquisition unit configured to acquire a planar image of a subject, a tomographic image acquisition unit configured to acquire a tomographic image indicating a polarization state of the subject, and a display control unit configured to cause a display unit to display the planar image and the tomographic image indicating the polarization state side by side.. .

04/07/16
20160096298 

Injection molding system


Types of molded articles carried by a carrier are identified and the molded articles are sorted based on image-related information for the molded articles molded based on set operating conditions for injection molding machines and molded article images acquired by an image acquisition unit. It is thus possible to narrow down candidate images in processing in a molded article identification unit, thereby making it possible to construct an injection molding system that has excellent production efficiency with a reduced load on processing in the molded article identification unit..
Fanuc Corporation


04/07/16
20160095581 

Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus


An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus of an embodiment includes: an ultrasonic image generation section that generates an ultrasonic image based on a reception signal from an ultrasonic probe; a position information acquisition section that acquires position information on a three-dimensional space of the ultrasonic probe; an image acquisition section that obtains image data and acquires a reference image corresponding to the ultrasonic image based on the image data; a reference image forming section that identifies a to-be-displayed cross section orientation of the acquired reference image and forms a reference image which a cross section orientation is identified; and a display section that displays a formed reference image by the reference image forming section and ultrasonic image formed by the ultrasonic image generation section.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


03/31/16
20160094817 

Image processing device and image processing method


An image processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process that acquires an image captured by an image sensor that includes a first-color filter having first transmittance characteristics, a second-color filter having second transmittance characteristics, and a third-color filter having third transmittance characteristics, and a correction process that multiplies a pixel value that corresponds to a second color by a first coefficient to calculate a component value that corresponds to the overlapping region of the first transmittance characteristics and the third transmittance characteristics, and corrects a pixel value that corresponds to a first color, the pixel value that corresponds to the second color, and a pixel value that corresponds to a third color based on the component value that corresponds to the overlapping region.
Olympus Corporation


03/31/16
20160094774 

Mobile device image acquisition using objects of interest recognition


An approach is provided for acquiring images with camera-enabled mobile devices using objects of interest recognition. A mobile device is configured to acquire an image represented by image data and process the image data to identify a plurality of candidate objects of interest in the image.
Yahoo! Inc.


03/31/16
20160093049 

Image processing apparatus, controlling image processing apparatus, program, and storage medium


An image processing apparatus and method are disclosed, which processes an image of a target object. The image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit which acquires a series of first images and a series of second images of the target object which are scanned at a first pull-back speed and at a second pull-back speed faster than the first pull-back speed, a correlation unit which correlates first images, which are scanned at the first pull-back speed, with first images, which are scanned at the second pull-back speed, and a control unit which correlates a series of the first images which are scanned at the first pull-back speed and a series of the second images which are scanned at the second pull-back speed so as to display the images on a display apparatus, based on the result of the correlation..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/31/16
20160093030 

Radiographic image processing device, radiographic image processing method, and recording medium


A radiographic image processing device includes: an image acquisition section that acquires a subject image detected by a shielded detection portion and a non-shielded detection portion; an area information acquisition section that acquires area information which is information for specifying a non-shielded image area and a shielded image area; and a scattered ray suppression section that estimates spreading of scattered rays generated in a non-shielded subject portion, estimates that scattered rays that spread to the non-shielded image area from a shielded subject portion are not present, calculates a scattered ray component in each position in the non-shielded image area as the estimated scattered rays reach each position in the non-shielded image area, and suppresses the scattered ray component in each position in the non-shielded image area according to the calculated scattered ray component.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


03/31/16
20160092752 

Image recognition apparatus


An image recognition apparatus includes a storage unit which stores a plurality of pieces of identical recognition reference data which are used as references for recognizing a specific object from an image, an image recognition unit which recognizes the specific object by alternately making a switch between the plurality of pieces of recognition reference data, on a frame basis, stored in the storage unit, for consecutive frames of the image acquired by an image acquisition unit, and a recognition determining unit which, on condition that recognition results obtained by the image recognition unit by using the plurality of pieces of recognition reference data meet a predetermined matching condition, outputs the recognition results as effective recognition results.. .
Denso Corporation


03/31/16
20160092731 

Optical system for an image acquisition device


An optical system for an image acquisition device comprises a filter comprising a central aperture arranged to transmit both visible and selected near infra-red (nir) wavelengths and a peripheral aperture arranged to block visible wavelengths and to transmit the nir wavelengths. An image sensor comprises an array of pixels including pixels sensitive to visible wavelengths and corresponding pixels sensitive to the nir wavelengths.
Fotonation Limited


03/31/16
20160091423 

Apparatus and measuring hemoglobin concentration within blood using light and heat light scattering


An apparatus for measuring a hemoglobin concentration includes a reference light source unit, a light and heat light source unit configured to emit a light and heat beam for generating a light and heat effect, an accommodation unit configured to accommodate obtained blood samples, an image acquisition unit configured to write a primary pattern formed after the reference beam emitted by the reference light source unit is incident on the accommodation unit and a secondary pattern formed under an influence of a light and heat effect after the light and heat beam emitted by the light and heat light source unit is incident on the accommodation unit, and a concentration calculation unit electrically connected to the image acquisition unit and configured to calculate a hemoglobin concentration based on a difference between the primary pattern and the secondary pattern.. .
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University


03/31/16
20160089103 

Systems and methods for optimized image acquisition with image-guided decision support


A system for optimized image acquisition includes an user interface for receiving a first input indicating a selection of an anatomical region of a subject and receiving a second input indicating a selection of at least one feature of interest and at least one appropriate property of the at least one feature of interest. Further, the system includes a scanning unit for moving the subject to isocenter of a magnet and acquiring at least one image of the anatomical region of the subject.
General Electric Company


03/24/16
20160086769 

Semiconductor inspection system and methods of inspecting a semiconductor device using the same


A semiconductor inspection system including an ion beam milling unit configured to irradiate at least one cluster-ion beam onto a surface of a sample wafer and etch the surface of the sample wafer and an image acquisition unit configured to irradiate an electron beam onto the etched surface of the sample wafer and acquire an image of the etched surface may be provided.. .

03/24/16
20160086238 

On-line video and image system


A handheld computing device for editing images and a method thereof the handheld computing device can include a screen, a memory for storing an application for at least one of image acquisition, image uploading, and image editing, and a processor. The handheld computing device can receive a notification message from a first external device over a communication network, the notification message containing location information for accessing a specific image, the location information indicating an internet-address of the specific image, access the specific image by using the location information, display the specific image on the screen, and perform an image editing option on the screen to edit the displayed specific image based on the application stored in the memory.
Lg Electronics Inc.


03/24/16
20160086024 

Object detection method, object detection apparatus, and program


An object detection method includes an image acquisition step of acquiring an image including a target object, a layer image generation step of generating a plurality of layer images by one or both of enlarging and reducing the image at a plurality of different scales, a first detection step of detecting a region of at least a part of the target object as a first detected region from each of the layer images, a selection step of selecting at least one of the layer images based on the detected first detected region and learning data learned in advance, a second detection step of detecting a region of at least a part of the target object in the selected layer image as a second detected region, and an integration step of integrating a detection result detected in the first detection step and a detection result detected in the second detection step.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/24/16
20160081648 

Image analysis device, image analysis method, and program


In an image analysis device, an image analysis method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium, it is determined whether a radiographic image is captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid. The image analysis device includes: a radiographic image acquisition section; a dosage data acquisition section that acquires dosage data indicating, in a time-series manner, a dosage of radiation rays exposed to a specific position in an imaging area in a specific period; and a determining section that determines whether the dosage data has a first feature indicating a dosage variation as a plurality of radiation absorbing bodies and a radiation transmitting body disposed between adjacent radiation absorbing bodies pass through a space between the specific position and a radiation source, and determines that the radiographic image corresponding to the dosage data determined to have the first feature is a rocking grid use image captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid..
Fujifilm Corporation


03/17/16
20160080706 

Device for acquiring bimodal images


The invention relates to an image acquisition device comprising a sensor composed of an array of photosensitive pixels, and an array of elementary filters covering the sensor. Pixels may be of three different types: panchromatic pixels, primary colour pixels and infrared pixels.
Photonis France


03/17/16
20160080632 

Image acquisition device and creating focus map for specimen


An image acquisition device reciprocates a focal position of an objective lens with respect to a sample in the optical axis direction of the objective lens, while moving a field position of the objective lens with respect to the sample. This makes it possible to acquire contrast information of image data at the field position of the objective lens sequentially as the field position moves with respect to the sample.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


03/17/16
20160078598 

Image processor and image processing method


An image processor has an image acquisition unit to acquire a plurality of image data items obtained by imaging an identical subject, a distance estimator to estimate a distance from a reference position to predetermined pixels, a threshold value determining unit to determine a threshold value of the distance, a plurality of foreground/background separators to separate the common image in the image data items into the foreground image and the background image, a plurality of image clipping units to generate a partial background image, a plurality of image enlargers to generate an enlarged partial background image from the image data items, a occlusion interpolator to generate an interpolated occlusion image by interpolating lacking pixels, and a composite image generator to generate a composite image based on the foreground image and the interpolated occlusion image.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/17/16
20160078318 

Terminal device, information processing device, object identifying method, program, and object identifying system


A device, apparatus, and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, a device may include an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image, and a transmission unit configured to transmit information associated with the image to an information processing apparatus, such as a server.
Sony Corporation


03/17/16
20160078311 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


[solution] provided is an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit that acquires a 360° image; and a rotational angle computation unit that computes a rotational angle of the 360° image in a manner that a reference point included in the 360° image is positioned in a designated orientation with respect to a center of the 360° image.. .

03/17/16
20160078056 

Data processing method and data processing system


The invention provides a data processing method, comprising: a first terminal performs image acquisition on at least one photographic object entity, and encodes the image and corresponding recognition information to form video data which is sent to a second terminal; the second terminal performs data separation on the video data to obtain a video file and recognition information associated with at least one photographic object in the video file; the second terminal recognizes at least one photographic object in the video file according to the recognition information, and forms a corresponding operation area in the video file; and when the video file is played, the second terminal performs an associated operation function according to a detected operation action on a designated operation area.. .
Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.






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