|| List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
|System and method for saving time and dose in computed tomography|
The present invention pertains to a system and method for x-ray imaging wherein a targeted fluence at the detector for projection images can be achieved at a plurality of projection angles around the imaging subject by control of exposure times implemented during image acquisition. Exposure time for a second projection image may be determined by the fluence in a first projection image, and in a third projection image by the fluence in a second projection image, where projection images are acquired within two degrees of one another.
An image acquisition technique includes obtaining information regarding a client ticket within a document of a twain-compliant application and determining if a status associated with the client ticket is complete or incomplete based at least in part on server ticket information associated with the client ticket. An image may then be received for the client ticket if the status associated with the client ticket is complete and the client ticket may be replaced in the document of the twain-compliant application with the image..
|Portable apparatus displaying apparatus information on electronic apparatus|
A portable apparatus includes an image capturing device, a display device, an indoor image acquisition unit, an apparatus position acquisition unit, an apparatus information acquisition unit, and a display control unit. The indoor image acquisition unit acquires an indoor image of a building having a plurality of floors.
|Image acquisition method and system|
A method of acquiring an image of a scene illuminated by a first beam, by means of a sensor including at least two pixels, including the steps of: a) for each pixel, reading a first output value of the pixel representative of the intensity of the radiation received by the pixel during a first integration period during which the sensor is illuminated by a second beam coherent with the first beam; and b) for each pixel, reading a second output value of the pixel representative of the intensity of the radiation received by the pixel during a second integration period during which the sensor is not illuminated by the second beam, wherein steps a) and b) are repeated a plurality of times by changing, between two successive iterations, the angle of incidence or a phase parameter of the second beam.. .
|Image processing device, image processing method, image processing program and computer-readable recording medium storing the program|
An image processing device includes a pierced earring image acquisition unit that acquires a pierced earring image showing a pierced earring including a hook part, a head image acquisition unit that acquires a head image at least including a region where an ear is shown, a pierced earring image specifying unit that specifies an end direction of the hook part in the pierced earring image, a head image specifying unit that specifies a rear of a head in the head image, a superimposition unit that superimposes the pierced earring image onto the head image so that the end direction in the pierced earring image faces to the rear of the head in the head image, and an output unit that outputs the image on which the pierced earring image is superimposed. An image closer to the state where the pierced earring is actually worn in the ear is thereby output..
|Scanner-shredder combination unit with media speed detection and image correction based on media speed.|
A scanner system used in conjunction with a shredder apparatus incorporates plurality of a scanning element, media speed detection sensors, internal processing unit, and optionally media feed device. Such system performs image acquisition from the scanner element, measures the speed of the media through the device as it is pulled by the shredding apparatus and corrects the image acquired based on the speed measured.
|Surgical drape with separable elements|
The present disclosure relates to a novel surgical drape to be used in a surgical setting, and more specifically to a drape that includes one or more of the following: (1) a patient drape for use with a standalone non-draped image acquisition device; (2) a patient drape for use with a standalone non-draped image acquisition device with image guidance navigation technology; (3) the means to provide temporary sterile coverage of an underlying sterile field; (4) the means to provide sterile separation of at least a portion, if not the entire temporary sterile coverage; and (5) the means to provide covering of the undersurface of the operating surface and enclosing any suspended medical devices, wires, cables, tubes, etc.. .
|Photographic synchronization optimization system and method|
A system and method for synchronizing a photographic lighting device to image acquisition by a camera using light emission profile information to position a light emission profile at a desired location in an image acquisition window. A light energy balance point of a light emission profile can be used to position the balance point at a desired location in an image acquisition window..
|Coordinated stereo image acquisition and viewing system|
An image processing apparatus is provided, which includes a first calculation unit to calculate a first position of at least one first point sampled from an actual 3-dimensional (3d) object to be acquired as stereo 3d images, a second calculation unit to calculate a second position of at least one second point of a receiving end corresponding to the first point, using at least one second parameter related to the receiving end provided with the stereo 3d images, and a determination unit to determine at least one first parameter related to a transmission end to acquire and provide the stereo 3d images to the receiving end so that a difference between the first position and the second position is minimized.. .
|Wearable display-based remote collaboration apparatus and method|
Disclosed herein are a wearable display-based remote collaboration apparatus and method. The wearable display-based remote collaboration apparatus includes an image acquisition unit, a recognition unit, an image processing unit, and a visualization unit.
|Ocular fundus information acquisition device, method and program|
An ocular fundus information acquisition device includes: a fixation target provision section configured to provide a continuously moving fixation target; an ocular fundus image acquisition section configured to acquire an image of an ocular fundus in a subject's eye while the subject is closely watching the continuously moving fixation target; and an ocular fundus information acquisition section configured to acquire ocular fundus information from the acquired ocular fundus image.. .
|Method for measuring morpho-geometric parameters of a spectacle wearing individual|
The invention relates to a method for measuring at least one geo-morphometric parameter of an individual wearing glasses (10), said method involving a stand-alone computing device (1) comprising: a screen (8); a target (12); a compact image acquisition system (7) comprising a means for determining its inclination and connected to said screen (8); and a processing unit allowing the image acquisition system (7) to be controlled and the images obtained to be processed. The main feature of a method according to the invention is that it comprises the following steps: adjusting the inclination of the image acquisition system (7) so that it lies in an acceptable angular range; adjusting the height of the image acquisition system (7) so that the individual can see the target (12) along a substantially horizontal line of sight; observation of the target (12), by the individual, in a comfortable position subject to no positional constraints; acquiring at least one image of the eyes of the individual and of the frame (10), in said observation position; processing said at least one image using the processing unit in order to determine each geo-morphometric parameter of the individual from the position of their pupils and the inclination of their glasses (10); and returning the result of the measurements..
|Portable digital video camera configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing|
A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera.
|Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and medical image processing apparatus|
An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an image acquisition unit, a measurement unit, an estimation unit, and a display unit. The image acquisition unit acquires an ultrasonic image representing information inside an object.
|Image analysis platform for identifying artifacts in samples and laboratory consumables|
A high-resolution image acquisition and processing instrument (hiapi) performs at least five simultaneous measurements in a noninvasive fashion, namely: (a) determining the volume of a liquid sample in welh (or microtubes) containing liquid sample, (b) detection of precipitate, objects of artifacts within microliter plate wells, (c) classification of colored samples in microliter plate wells or microtubes; (dl determination of contaminant (e.g. Wafer concentration}; (e) air bubbles; (f) problems with the actual plate.
|Mirror unit and image acquisition unit|
A deformable mirror unit 7a including a plurality of segment mirrors 71 each having a surface 71a, a flexible member 72 configured to connect the plurality of segment mirrors 71 to each other, a driver 74 configured to apply a driving force to at least one of the segment mirror 71 and the flexible member 72 so as to change at least one of a position and a tilt of the reflection surface 71a of each of the plurality of segment mirrors 71, and a connector 73 configured to connect the driver 74 to at least one of the segment mirror 71 and the flexible member 72 and to be rotatable so as to change a light reflecting direction by the at least one reflection surface 71a is provided.. .
|Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition system|
An image acquisition apparatus includes an imaging optical system configured to form an image of an object, a re-imaging optical system configured to re-form the image of the object formed by the imaging optical system, a reflecting member arranged on an optical path between the imaging optical system and the re-imaging optical system, an image sensor configured to capture the image of the object re-formed by the re-imaging optical system to output image data, a first driving unit configured to change a tilt of the reflecting member with respect to an optical axis of the imaging optical system, a control unit configured to control the first driving unit according to a shape of the object, and a correction unit configured to correct a positional displacement of the image in an in-plane direction according to the change in the tilt of the reflecting member.. .
|Surgical illumination device|
A surgical illumination device (1) having illuminating means (2) distributed over an area (a) and a stereoscopic image acquisition device (10) having two optical channels (10a, 10b) which each generate a monoscopic image of an illuminated object (6). At least three optical channels can be present, each of which may be arranged with its object-side channel end (d1, d2, d3; c1, c2, c3, c4, c5; ol, or, ul, ur) inside the area (a) at its periphery.
|Stereoscopic imaging apparatus|
In order to provide a stereoscopic imaging apparatus that can acquire, in a case in which a brightness different is large, parallax information containing a parallax image in all image capturing frames, provided are an image acquisition unit that acquires a first image and a second image different from the first image in exposure time, a gain and offset correction unit 102 that corrects brightness of one of the acquired first and second images, a parallax calculation unit 103 that calculates parallax from one of the images corrected by the brightness correction unit and the other of the images and outputs a parallax image and parallax information, and a combination image generation unit 105 that combines the acquired first and second images together to generate a combination image and outputs the generated combination image.. .
|System and method for the detection of abnormalities in a biological sample|
The present invention is related to a method or system for the detection of abnormalities in a biological sample comprising cells. Said method or system comprises at least the following steps, or is capable to carry out, and/or comprises means capable to carry out, at least the following steps, respectively: a) acquiring an image of said sample by digital image acquisition, b) optionally, carrying out digital image processing, c) selecting a field of view, d) determining, by digital image processing, whether or not, in said field of view, cell aggregates exist, and e1) selecting a new field of view and carrying on with step c) if, in step d), it turns out that, in said field of view, the determination of cell aggregates is negative, or e2) carrying out further process steps if in step d), it turns out that, in said field of view, the determination of cell aggregates is affirmative..
|Apparatus and method for biometric authentication|
A biometric authentication system includes: an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of a living body; a light source with a predetermined wavelength band; an authentication information storage unit for, if light is emitted by the light source, setting a predetermined distance for a first distance to a first image acquired by the image acquisition unit in a depth direction so that quality of the first image is improved, extracting a first feature to be used to perform biometric authentication from the first image whose quality has been improved, and storing authentication information regarding the first feature; a feature extraction unit for, if light is emitted by the light source when performing authentication, setting the predetermined distance for a second distance to a second image acquired by the image acquisition unit in the depth direction so that quality of the second image is improved, and extracting a second feature for biometric authentication from the second image whose quality has been improved; and a comparison unit for comparing the authentication information regarding the first feature and authentication information regarding the second feature.. .
|Synchronization of image acquisition in multiple image sensors with a synchronization clock signal|
A multiple image sensor image acquisition system includes a clock control unit to generate a synchronization clock signal. The synchronization clock signal has a prolonged constant cycle during which the synchronization clock signal is held at a constant level for a period of time corresponding to multiple clock cycles.
|Synchronization of illumination source and sensor for improved visualization of subcutaneous structures|
System and method are described for synchronizing a pulsed source of the near infrared illumination used in visualizing subcutaneous structures with the background illumination normally extant in medical treatment settings that allow both enhanced image acquisition and use of higher power pulsed infrared illumination sources.. .
|Method and apparatus for reviewing defect|
A method for reviewing defect, comprising the steps of: as an image acquisition step, imaging a surface of a sample using arbitrary image acquisition condition selected from a plurality of image acquisition conditions and obtaining a defect image; as a defect position calculation step, proceeding the defect image obtained by the image acquisition step and calculating a defect position on the surface of the sample; as a defect detection accuracy calculation step, obtaining a defect detection accuracy of the defect position calculated by the defect position calculation step; and as a conclusion determination step, determinating whether the defect detection accuracy obtained by the defect detection accuracy calculation step meets a predetermined requirement or not; wherein until it is determined that the defect detection accuracy obtained by the defect detection accuracy calculation step meets a predetermined in the conclusion determination step, the image acquisition condition is selected from the plurality of image acquisition conditions once again and the image acquisition step, the defect position calculation step, the defect detection accuracy calculation step and the conclusion determination step are repeated.. .
|Image diagnostic device and image assessment method|
Provided is an image diagnostic device with which the start and end of the in-flow of a contrast medium are automatically assessed. An image diagnostic device assesses the start and end times of the in-flow of a contrast medium into organs in a lifeform which is a subject.
|Wavelength-tunable light source apparatus, driving method thereof, optical tomographic image acquisition apparatus including wavelength-tunable light source apparatus, and optical tomographic image acquisition method|
A control unit configured to control the plurality of the variable-wavelength light generation units to emit the light with different wavelength simultaneously in at least part of time, and control optical intensity such that wavelength dependence of the optical intensity generated from the plurality of variable-wavelength light generation units becomes unimodal.. .
|3d video-teleconferencing apparatus capable of eye contact and method using the same|
Disclosed herein is a 3d teleconferencing apparatus and method enabling eye contact. The 3d teleconferencing apparatus enabling eye contact according to the present invention includes an image acquisition unit for acquiring depth images and color images by manipulating cameras in real time in consideration of images obtained by capturing a subject that is a teleconference participant and images received over a network and corresponding to a counterpart involved in the teleconference; a full face generation unit for generating a final depth image and a final color image corresponding to a full face of the participant for eye contact using the depth images and the color images; and a 3d image generation unit for generating a 3d image corresponding to the counterpart and displaying the 3d image on a display device..
|User interface for efficiently displaying relevant oct imaging data|
The present invention is an oct imaging system user interface for efficiently providing relevant image displays to the user. These displays are used during image acquisition to align patients and verify acquisition image quality.
|Information processing device, client device, information processing method, and program|
There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image of a real space from an image capture device, a setting unit that sets, in association with the real space, an augmented reality space that virtually augments the real space by discretizing, in units of voxels, a real object within the real space depicted in the captured image, and a control unit that controls an action of a virtual object placed within the augmented reality space.. .
|Positioning and automatic adjusting device, and corresponding method, for one or more cleaning brushes in a fabric finishing machine, and finishing machine comprising said device|
Positioning and adjusting device for at least a cleaning brush of a fabric finishing machine such as a teaseling machine, a fluffing machine or similar, which includes a plurality of rotating chocks having needles or pointed protuberances, where the cleaning brush has a plurality of fibers or filaments suitable to remove, during use, possible residues of fabric or other types of residue from the chocks, the device further including image acquisition means, disposed in proximity to the cleaning brush and suitable to acquire images of the zone of proximity and/or contact between the ends of the fibers and the ends of the needles in order to find the distance between the latter.. .
|Apparatus and method for monitoring and counting traffic|
A method and apparatus to monitor and document movement of bodies along or through selected regions is described for the directional counting of such bodies. The reduction of the consideration to selected regions avoids excessive calculation and allows the use of an inexpensive image acquisition and processor.
|Image acquisition system for processing and tracking mail pieces|
An image acquisition system for processing and tracking mail pieces in a mailing system (2) of the type comprising at least one mail piece processing machine (4, 6, 8) comprising at least one accumulation device (14, 16) for producing mail pieces and generating electronic processing and tracking details for these mail pieces, at least one imaging device (10, 12) for acquiring images of the mail pieces, and a computer (24) coupled to the at least one imaging device and the at least one mail piece processing machine, the at least one imaging device acquiring the images of mail pieces for simultaneously providing both these processing and tracking details and a filling level of the at least one accumulation device.. .
This scintillator plate 1 is a scintillator plate which is a member of a flat plate shape to emit scintillation light according to incidence of radiation transmitted by an object a and which is used in an image acquisition device to condense and image the scintillation light, the scintillator plate comprising: a partition plate 2 of a planar shape which transmits radiation; a scintillator 3 of a flat plate shape which is arranged on one surface 2a of the partition plate 2 and which converts the radiation into scintillation light; and a scintillator 4 of a flat plate shape which is arranged on the other surface 2b of the partition plate 2 and which converts the radiation into scintillation light.. .
|Method and system for generating image knowledge contents based on crowdsourcing|
A system for generating crowdsourcing-based image knowledge content, includes an image provision unit configured to provide image data; and an image crowdsourcing unit configured to generate, store, or manage image knowledge in order to provide an image-base knowledge service. Further, the system includes an image acquisition and processing unit configured to connect the image provision unit and the image crowdsourcing unit and actively or automatically provide a crowdsourcing technique..
|Image acquisition apparatus and image acquisition method|
An image acquisition apparatus includes a photographing unit, an af (auto focus) processing unit, and a calculation unit. The photographing unit is configured to photograph a pathological sample mounted on a slide glass using an objective lens.
|Focus control device, endoscope system, and focus control method|
The focus control device includes a focus control section that controls an imaging optical system that is configured so that an in-focus object plane position is changed when an imaging magnification is changed, an image acquisition section that acquires a plurality of images captured through the imaging optical system at a different imaging magnification, and a change-in-magnification detection section that detects a change in magnification that is at least one of a change in the imaging magnification and a change in size of an object within an image among the plurality of images, the focus control section driving the imaging optical system based on an af evaluation value that indicates the focus state of the imaging optical system and calculated based on the image and the change in magnification to control focus of the imaging optical system.. .
|Video-frame data receiver with low frame capture rate|
The present disclosure relates generally to a video frame data receiver that is capable of image acquisition at low frame rates. Such video frame data receivers may be used to capture images from diagnostic tests or assays in which lower frame capture rates are sufficient including, for example, lateral flow test strips..
|Image processing device, image processing method, recording medium, and imaging device|
An image processing device comprising: an image acquisition unit; a display unit; a selection unit; a parallax acquisition unit; a parallax history information generator that generates continuously parallax history information on the basis of the parallax acquired by the parallax acquisition unit, the parallax history information indicating variation with time of the parallax for the specific subject image and including a current parallax for the specific subject image; and a controller that displays on the display unit the plural viewpoint images of the moving image acquired by the image acquisition unit together with the parallax history information generated by the parallax history information generator, the controller making the display cycle of displaying the parallax history longer than the cycle of acquiring the parallax by the parallax acquisition unit.. .
|Method for interactive manual matching and real-time projection calculation in imaging|
Methods and systems are proposed herein for performing manual matching of generated digitally reconstructed radiographs with acquired verification images efficiently without intensive processing and/or memory consumption or hardware requirements. According to one aspect of the claimed subject matter, a system is provided that includes a computing workstation, communicatively coupled to both a data storage device and an image acquisition device.
|Obstacle alert device|
An obstacle alert device is capable of indicating clearly presence of an obstacle approaching a vehicle to a driver, without impairing visibility of a peripheral situation of the vehicle. The device includes a photographed image acquisition section acquiring a photographed image photographing a scene in the periphery of the vehicle, a photographed-image-of-interest generation section generating a photographed image of interest based on the photographed image, a masked region setting section setting a masked region making un-displayed at least a portion of the scene of the vehicle periphery in the photographed image of interest, an object presence determination section determining whether an object is present or not in an outside region outside the photographed image of interest, a clear indication image outputting section outputting a clear indication image including a clear indication indicator clearly indicating presence of the object to be displayed at an end of the photographed image of interest on the side of the outside region where the object is present in case the object in the outside region moves to the side of a region corresponding to the photographed image of interest, and a motion image outputting section outputting an image in which the clear indication indicator becomes absorbed from the side of the masked region where the object is present in case the object in the outside region has entered the region corresponding to the photographed image of interest..
|X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method|
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire x-ray image data of an object using at least one imaging system.
|Mammography detector having multiple sensors, and mammography device capable of 3d image acquisition|
The present invention relates to a mammography detector consisting of a mammography detector having multiple sensors, such as a high resolution sensor for detecting very small lesions, a high contrast sensor for detecting the exact size of a lesion, a mammography sensor, and a ct sensor; and to a mammography device capable of acquiring 3d images by rotating an x-ray emitting unit and the mammography detector by more than 185 degrees with respect to a breast to be examined. The mammography device includes a main body, a gantry connected to the main body so as to be capable of moving vertically, an x-ray emitting unit mounted on one end of the gantry, and an x-ray detector mounted on the opposite end of the gantry at a position opposite the x-ray emitting unit, and comprises: a first rotating means provided within the main body in order to rotate the gantry; and a pressing means for pressing the breast of a patient while the patient is standing, and including a supporting panel provided on a rotational axis of the first rotating means, and a pressing panel capable of vertical movement on the axis of rotation so as to press the breast on the supporting panel, and connected to the main body while physically separated state from the gantry.
|Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and display device|
There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image acquisition section configured to acquire a captured image including a plurality of two-dimensional codes and a plurality of images corresponding to each of the two-dimensional codes, an address information extraction section configured to recognize each of the two-dimensional codes from the captured image, and to extract information showing addresses on a network from each of the two-dimensional codes, an image extraction section configured to extract each of the images from the captured image, and a display control section configured to allow a display section to display a link to each of the addresses in association with each of the images.. .
|Wiring inspecting method, wiring inspecting apparatus, wiring inspecting program, and recording medium|
A wiring inspecting method according to the present invention is a wiring inspecting method for inspecting presence/absence of a short-circuit portion of a wiring line formed on a substrate, including a heat generation process of generating, with voltage application means (5), heat in the short-circuit portion by applying a voltage to the wiring line; an image acquisition process of acquiring, with image capturing means (6), an infrared image of the substrate; a binarization process of generating, with image processing means (7), a binarized image from the infrared image by using a threshold; and a position specification process of specifying, with the image processing means (7), a position of the short-circuit portion by using the binarized image. In the binarization process, binarization processing is repeated by changing the threshold.
|Microscope, objective optical system, and image acquisition apparatus|
A microscope includes an objective optical system including an imaging optical system configured to form an image of an object, a re-imaging optical system configured to re-form an image of the object image formed by the imaging optical system, and a reflection unit arranged on an optical path between the imaging optical system and the re-imaging optical system and configured to be locally changeable in at least one of a position thereof in an optical axis direction and an inclination thereof relative to an optical axis, and an image sensor configured to capture the image re-formed by the objective optical system.. .
|Endoscope image processing device, endoscope system, and image processing method|
An endoscope image processing device includes an image acquisition section and a boundary region correction section. The image acquisition section acquires image signals that form a front image corresponding to a front field of view and a side image corresponding to a side field of view as a single acquired image.
|Autocapture for intra-oral imaging using inertial sensing|
An intra-oral camera has a projector that is energizable to emit patterned illumination and an imaging sensor that is energizable to obtain image content. An inertial motion sensing element provides signals indicative of acceleration of the intra-oral imaging apparatus along at least one axis.
|Follow up image acquisition planning and/or post processing|
A method includes planning a follow up three dimensional image acquisition of tissue of interest of a patient based on first and second two dimensional surview projection images, wherein the first two dimensional surview projection image was used to plan a previously performed baseline three dimensional image acquisition of the tissue of interest of the patient, wherein the first two dimensional surview projection image includes information corresponding to at least one region of interest identified in the first two dimensional surview projection image for the previously performed baseline three dimensional image acquisition, wherein the first two dimensional surview projection image includes information corresponding to a z-axis scanning extent identified in the first two dimensional surview projection image for the previously performed baseline three dimensional baseline image acquisition, and wherein the second two dimensional surview projection image was acquired for planning the follow up three dimensional image acquisition.. .
|X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method|
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire x-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system.
|Ophthalmic apparatus and ophthalmic method|
An ophthalmic apparatus includes a fundus image acquisition unit which acquires a plurality of fundus images acquired by imaging fundus of a subject's eye at different times and at least one fundus image that is fewer than the plurality of fundus images and acquired by imaging fundus of the subject's eye at a different time from those for the plurality of fundus images, a unit which generates a new fundus image by averaging the plurality of fundus images, an extraction unit which extracts a feature region from the generated new fundus image, and a unit which tracks the fundus such that positions of a first polarization tomographic image of the fundus corresponding to the new fundus image and a second polarization tomographic image of the fundus corresponding to the at least one fundus image may be corrected based on the extracted feature region and the at least one fundus image.. .
|Red-eye filter method and apparatus|
A digital image acquisition system having no photographic film, such as a digital camera, has a flash unit for providing illumination during image capture and a red-eye filter for detecting a region within a captured image indicative of a red-eye phenomenon, the detection being based upon a comparison of the captured image and a reference image of nominally the same scene taken without flash. In the embodiment the reference image is a preview image of lower pixel resolution than the captured image, the filter matching the pixel resolutions of the captured and reference images by up-sampling the preview image and/or sub-sampling the captured image.
|Image acquisition apparatus, image acquisition method, and information processing program|
An image acquisition apparatus includes: a macro-photographing unit that performs macro-photographing of an image of at least a sample mounting area of a slide, on which a pathological sample is mounted, at a first magnification; a microscopic photographing unit that microscopically photographs a designated photographing area at a second magnification larger than the first magnification; a first judgment unit that judges whether there is an image of the pathological sample in each of a plurality of sectional areas sectioning the image obtained by the macro-photographing; a second judgment unit that judges, as a sample image area, a set of at least one of the plurality of sectional areas judged to be including the image of the pathological sample; and an area expansion unit that generates an expanded area by expanding the sample image area and causes the microscopic photographing unit to photograph the expanded area as the photographing area.. .
|Obstacle alert device|
An obstacle alert device is capable of indicating clearly presence of an obstacle approaching a vehicle to a driver, without impairing visibility of a peripheral situation of the vehicle. The device includes a photographed image acquisition section acquiring a photographed image photographing a scene in the periphery of the vehicle, a photographed-image-of-interest generation section generating a photographed image of interest based on the photographed image, a masked region setting section setting a masked region making undisplayed at least a portion of the scene of the vehicle periphery in the photographed image of interest, an object presence determination section determining whether an object is present or not in an outside region outside the photographed image of interest, and a masked-region highlighted-displaying section causing the masked region to be displayed with highlight when an object in the outside region has entered a region corresponding to the photographed image of interest..
|Sound collection method and electronic device|
A sound collection method and an electronic device are disclosed. The method is applicable to an electronic device that includes an image acquisition unit and an audio collection unit.
|X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method|
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit acquires x-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system.
|Modulating gantry rotation speed and image acquisition in respiratory correlated (4d) cone beam ct images|
A method of optimizing 4d cone beam computed tomography (4dcbct) imaging is provided that includes using a scanner to generate projections of a target, where the projections are used to form a cone beam computed tomography (cbct) scan of the target, where the cbct includes a 3d image of the target, and using an appropriately programmed computer to control rotation speed of a gantry and projection acquisition of the cbct in real-time according to a measured patient respiratory signal, where the real-time acquisition of the cbct forms an optimized 4dcbct image set.. .
|Method for acquiring images from arbitrary perspectives with uavs equipped with fixed imagers|
A method for acquiring images of a photographic target from arbitrary perspectives with an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) equipped with at least one image acquisition device having a fixed acquisition direction with respect to the vehicle, said uav having automatic navigation means allowing to reach an arbitrary location and automatic attitude control means allowing to transiently reach an arbitrary orientation in space, said photographic target being outside the current field of view of the acquisition device while the uav flies along a predefined flying path, this method comprising: computing a target uav position and an orientation in space required to acquire a desired image from a set of parameters, navigating to said target uav position, modifying an attitude of the uav in order to modify the acquisition direction to point toward the photographic target, acquiring images, and starting a recovery phase by controlling the uav back to cruise attitude and navigate back along the predefined flying path.. .
|Active ultrasound imaging for interventional procedures|
A computer-implemented method for active control of ultrasound image acquisition includes accessing image data representing a series of ultrasound images acquired over a period of time from an ultrasound probe and identifying an object of interest in at least one of the images. The method further includes detecting changes in a position of the ultrasound probe and/or an orientation of the ultrasound probe over the period of time with respect to the object of interest, or changes in a position of the object of interest and/or an orientation of the object of interest over the period of time with respect to the ultrasound probe.
|Image analysis apparatus to analyze state of predetermined object in image|
An image-capture device 1 includes: an image acquisition unit 111 that acquires a plurality of images that are successively captured; an identification unit 112 that identifies a golf ball b as a predetermined object in each of the plurality of images; a rotation calculation unit 113 that calculates the number of rotations of the predetermined object; a movement amount calculation unit 114 that calculates a total movement amount that the golf ball b has moved; and a slippage amount calculation unit 115 that calculates a slippage amount based on the number of rotations as well as the total movement amount.. .
|Optical information reproducing apparatus and optical information reproducing method|
A method of calculating a reliability effective in a decoding process of hologram. An optical information reproducing apparatus that reproduces information with the use of the holography includes an image acquisition unit that reproduces two-dimensional data from a hologram disc, an image equalization unit that makes the two-dimensional data equal to target data having a target pr characteristic, a soft output decoding unit that decodes output data of the image equalization unit on the basis of the pr characteristic, and outputs a decoded result having a reliability, and an error correction unit that conducts an error correction of the data on the basis of the decoded result..
|Ophthalmological apparatus, alignment method, and non-transitory recording medium|
An ophthalmological apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire images of different magnifications, a decision unit configured to decide, based on at least the acquired images or capture conditions of the acquired images, a method for capturing an image of an intermediate magnification that is between the magnifications of the acquired images, and an alignment unit configured to align the acquired images.. .
|Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and image processing program|
An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit configured to acquire image data, a distance information acquisition unit configured to acquire distance information from a plurality of areas of the image data, a detection unit configured to detect whether the distance information changes gradually in a certain direction within an image of the image data, and a blurring processing unit configured to perform blurring processing in a direction orthogonal to the certain direction if the detection unit has detected that the distance information changes gradually in the certain direction.. .
|Fluorescence observation apparatus|
Provided is a fluorescence observation apparatus including: a fluorescence image acquisition section and a reference image acquisition section that acquire a fluorescence image and a reference image of a subject, respectively; a division image generation section that generates a division image by dividing an image based on the fluorescence image by an image based on the reference image; a display section that displays a corrected fluorescence image based on the division image; a correction processing section that applies correction processing to at least one of the reference image and the fluorescence image and/or to the division image prior to the generation of the division image or prior to the display of the corrected fluorescence image; an observation condition determination section that determines observation conditions of the subject; and a correction condition setting section that sets parameters regarding the correction processing according to the observation conditions.. .
|X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method|
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a reference position acquisition part and a condition setting part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire frames of two dimensional x-ray image data corresponding to mutually different x-ray exposure directions using an imaging system.
|Information notification apparatus that notifies information of motion of a subject|
An information notification apparatus (1) includes: an image acquisition unit (42) that acquires a plurality of moving images in which motions of subjects are captured, respectively; a first detection unit (44) that detects a specific state in the motions of the subject from respective moving images among the plurality of moving images acquired by the acquisition unit; a face detection unit (45) that detects an image corresponding to the specific state detected by the first detection unit from the respective moving images; a comparison unit (47) that compares images detected by the image detection unit; and a notification control unit (50) that notifies information based on a comparison result by the comparison unit.. .
|X-ray image acquisition system for differential phase contrast imaging of an examination object by way of phase stepping, and angiographic examination method|
In an embodiment of an x-ray image acquisition system, an x-ray image detector includes a detector layer having a matrix composed of x total pixels structured in such a way that in a direction standing perpendicularly with respect to the grating lines of the diffraction or phase grating, the total pixels are subdivided into y subpixels which can be driven and/or read out in groups in a readout process such that, in a first phase step, n subpixels are effectively combined into groups, with m subpixels of a total pixel between the groups not being captured, and such that, in subsequent k−1 phase steps, n subpixels are in each case combined again into groups until all necessary combinations of subpixels have been captured, with the combined subpixels being shifted in the analysis direction by an increment of p subpixels in each case.. .
|Method for controlling electronic device and electronic device|
A method for controlling an electronic device and an electronic device are provided, the method being applicable to an electronic device including a display unit, a first image acquisition unit and a second image acquisition unit, wherein the first image acquisition unit can determine a different acquisition region based upon a different focusing parameter, and the method includes: in the case where an image of a first acquisition region is acquired by the first image acquisition unit, obtaining by the second image acquisition unit a first line-of-sight focus of a first user observing a preview image displayed on the display unit; determining a first photographing focus of the first image acquisition unit based upon the first line-of-sight focus; and acquiring by the first image acquisition unit a first image of the first acquisition region based upon the first photographing focus.. .
|Image processing device and image processing method for executing image processing to detect object in image|
An imaging command unit commands an imaging device to image an object projected with a shaded image where a predetermined shade value is set with respect to each pixel. An image acquisition unit acquires a shaded image imaged by the imaging device in accordance with a command of the imaging command unit.
The invention provides an novel imaging system for microscopy including both continuous motion and stationary field image acquisition. More specifically, the invention provides a system that can translate a specimen relative to the field-of-view of an imager while synchronously acquiring image data.
|Sheet-type medium stacking and guiding device, as well as control system and method based on the same|
Disclosed in the present invention is a sheet-type medium stacking and guiding device, also disclosed in the present invention are a control system and a method based on the same. The device comprises: a left limiting plate (14) and/or a right limiting plate (19), which locate at the outer end of a medium passage made up of a left and a right passage plate (301, 304); a driving mechanism (25), which is in transmission connection with the limiting plates and drives the limiting plates to move along the longitudinal direction of the medium.
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.