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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
07/14/16
20160203606 
 Image processing device and markers patent thumbnailImage processing device and markers
An image processing device (10) comprises the following: an image acquisition unit (1) for acquiring an image in which markers for calibration are captured; an edge detection unit (2) for detecting the edges of the markers in the image; a polygon generating unit (3) for estimating a plurality of straight lines on the basis of the edges and generating a virtual polygon region that is surrounded by the plurality of straight lines, the generation being carried out in the image in a region thereof including regions other than those where markers are installed; and a camera parameter calculation unit (4) for calculating camera parameters on the basis of the characteristic amount, with respect to the image, of the virtual polygon region and the characteristic amount, with respect to real space, of the virtual polygon region.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203592 
 Board production work method, board imaging conditions determination method, and board production work device patent thumbnailBoard production work method, board imaging conditions determination method, and board production work device
A board production work method which includes a position detection process which detects an arrangement position of a detection target provided on a printed circuit board, and a work executing process which subjects the printed circuit board to predetermined production work based on the detected arrangement position, in which the position detection process includes an image acquisition step of imaging the printed circuit board under multiple imaging conditions and acquiring multiple items of original image data containing luminance values of each pixel arranged in two-dimensional coordinates, a difference calculation step of using two of the multiple items of original image data as calculation targets, calculating differences between luminance values of pixels with same coordinate values, and acquiring difference image data which is formed of luminance difference values of each of the pixels, and a position determination step of determining the arrangement position based on the difference image data.. .
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160203291 
 Drug verification device, drug verification system and drug verification method patent thumbnailDrug verification device, drug verification system and drug verification method
A drug collation device 10 includes a registered image acquisition unit 12 that acquires an image of a drug as a registered image on the basis of prescription information 22, a collation image acquisition unit 14 that acquires an image of a drug to be collated as a collation image, a similarity calculation unit 16 that calculates similarities between partial images in each corresponding divided region among a plurality of divided regions of the registered image acquired by the registered image acquisition unit 12 and a plurality of divided regions of the collation image acquired by the collation image acquisition unit 14, and a determination unit 18 that determines whether the drug indicated by the registered image and the drug indicated by the collation image are the same type, on the basis of the lowest similarity among a plurality of similarities calculated by the similarity calculation unit 16.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


07/07/16
20160198144 
 Image acquisition device and image processing method and system patent thumbnailImage acquisition device and image processing method and system
An image acquisition device and an image processing method and system are provided. The image acquisition device includes a first dual-camera device and a second dual-camera device.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160198078 
 Method, transmission unit, system and computer program for wireless communication between a camera and at least one remote flash device patent thumbnailMethod, transmission unit, system and computer program for wireless communication between a camera and at least one remote flash device
The present invention generally relates to the field of communication between electronic devices used for photography. In particular, the invention relates to a method, transmission unit, system and computer program for wireless communication between a camera and at least one remote flash device, such as photoflash units and related equipment.
Profoto Ab


07/07/16
20160196648 
 Disease characterization from fused pathology and radiology data patent thumbnailDisease characterization from fused pathology and radiology data
Methods and apparatus associated with distinguishing invasive adenocarcinoma (ia) from in situ adenocarcinoma (ais) are described. One example apparatus includes a set of logics, and a data store that stores three dimensional (3d) radiological images of tissue demonstrating ia or ais.
Case Western Reserve University


07/07/16
20160196647 
 Differential atlas for cancer assessment patent thumbnailDifferential atlas for cancer assessment
Methods and apparatus associated with producing a quantification of differences associated with biochemical recurrence (bcr) in a region of tissue demonstrating prostate cancer (pca) are described. One example apparatus includes a set of logics, and a data store that stores a set of magnetic resonance (mr) images acquired from a population of subjects.
Case Western Reserve University


07/07/16
20160196477 
 Method and system for filtering image noise out patent thumbnailMethod and system for filtering image noise out
The present invention discloses a method and system for filtering image noise; the system includes: an image acquisition unit, a judgment unit, a first filtering unit, a second filtering unit and a selecting unit; the steps includes: selecting a pixel in one of the color channels in yuv image to detect; according to all the pixels in the n*m matrix which centers on the pixel currently detected, judging whether the pixel is in a flat region; and if the pixel is in a flat region, according to the y-component of all the pixels inside the n*m matrix, calculating and outputting the filtering strength parameter of the pixel, and then filtering the pixel according to the filtering strength parameter; the positive effects of the mentioned technical scheme are: easy in calculation; retaining image details efficiently, restoring the original color of image and improving the quality of the filtered image after filtering.. .
Spreadtrum Communications (tianjin) Co., Ltd.


07/07/16
20160195926 
 Information processing apparatus and information processing method patent thumbnailInformation processing apparatus and information processing method
There is provided an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a captured image of users, a determination unit configured to determine an operator from among the users included in the acquired captured image, and a processing unit configured to conduct a process based on information about user line of sight corresponding to the determined operator.. .
Sony Corporation


07/07/16
20160192893 
 Blood flow control  in-vivo imaging and other applications patent thumbnailBlood flow control in-vivo imaging and other applications
A method of and device for acquiring in-vivo images or quantitative/qualitative data (perfusion, blood flow, vascularization, contrast enhancement, selective blood supply management) of interior parts of the human body (20) is described, using an imaging system (21) and including the steps of positioning the body (20) relatively to the imaging system (21), applying a respiratory resistance device (10) to the respiratory system of the body (20), and performing an image acquisition step during or concomitantly an inhalation/inspiration/suction or exhalation/valsalva/expiration phase, during which the body provides suction or exhalation against a resistance as provided by the respiratory resistance device (10).. .

06/30/16
20160191905 

Adaptive image acquisition and display using multi-focal display


Multiframe reconstruction combines a set of acquired images into a reconstructed image. Here, which images to acquire are selected based at least in part on the content of previously acquired images.

06/30/16
20160191801 

Real time assessment of picture quality


A computerized method for computing the photo quality of a captured image in a device image acquisition system, comprising on-board combining of a plurality of quality indicators computed from said captured image and its previous image frames quality indicators and a confidence level for at least one of said quality indicators, and using a processor to determine, based on said combining, whether photo quality is acceptable and taking differential action depending on whether quality is or is not acceptable.. .

06/30/16
20160191784 

Imaging device


Provided is an imaging device, including: an image acquisition unit for acquiring a plurality of images having different focal positions; an orientation acquisition unit for acquiring orientation information of the image acquisition unit; and an image processing unit for generating, from the plurality of images, an image having a depth of field which is enlarged compared to a depth of field of one of the plurality of images, in which a focal position setting value by which the focal position is determined is provided, and the focal position setting value is corrected based on the orientation information.. .

06/30/16
20160191766 

Microlens array imaging device and imaging method


A microlens array imaging device includes a main lens, a microlens array containing a plurality of microlenses, and an image acquisition unit. The main lens projects a first image of an object for the plurality of microlenses, each of which projects a second image of the first image on the image acquisition unit.

06/30/16
20160189547 

Driving safety system and barrier screening method thereof


A driving safety system mounted in a vehicle includes an image acquisition module and a distance detection module connected to a vehicle-mounted computer and respectively acquiring at least one piece of barrier information and at least one frame of image information. The vehicle-mounted computer analyzes the barrier information and the image information, constantly receives barrier information in the course of driving, and performs a screen and analysis algorithm to screen out noise from the surrounding environment and a comparison analysis algorithm to eliminate noise reflected from objects on the ground, to accurately acquire front target information.

06/30/16
20160189357 

Information processing device that implements image processing, and image processing method


The present invention provides an information processing device in which a degradation process of an input image is accurately estimated and a dictionary necessary for generating a desired restored image from the input image can be obtained. The information processing device is provided with: an image acquisition means that acquires a plurality of study images and an input image; and an estimation means that, on the basis of similarity between an arbitrary region of the input image and each of a plurality of degradation images in a case where regions of the study images corresponding to the arbitrary region are degraded on the basis of each of the plurality of degradation processes, outputs an estimated degradation process corresponding to the degradation process corresponding to the region of the input image..

06/30/16
20160189122 

Internet payment system using credit card imaging


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.

06/30/16
20160187655 

Image processing device, image processing method, and image processing system


An image acquisition unit acquires an image captured by a first imaging device provided in a hmd for presenting an image observed when a three-dimensional image in a virtual three-dimensional space is projected onto a real-world setting, the first imaging device being configured to visualize an area including a field of view of a user wearing the hmd. A marker detection unit detects a marker included in the image captured by the first imaging device and acquired by the image acquisition unit.

06/30/16
20160184924 

Method 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, the includes illuminating the target object is illuminated 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.

06/30/16
20160183802 

Fluorescent image acquisition and projection real-time visualization of invisible fluorescent signal


A fluorescent image acquisition and projection method includes the steps of generating, by a plurality of light sources, invisible fluorescence under control of a control device and obtaining, by a detection unit, a signal of an invisible fluorescent image from a target object. The method further includes the steps of receiving from the detection unit and processing the invisible fluorescent image signal of the target object into a visible fluorescent signal, transmitting the visible fluorescent signal to a projector unit, and projecting, by the projector unit, the visible fluorescent signal onto the target object..

06/30/16
20160183787 

Apparatus and determining the orientation of anatomical cornea structures


An apparatus for determining an orientation of anatomical cornea structures includes: a lighting device, configured to direct a first luminous radiation, polarized with an orientable polarization direction, towards a cornea, when the cornea is in an observation seat; a control device, configured to modify an orientation of the polarization direction; an image acquisition device, arranged so as to receive a second luminous radiation, transmitted through the cornea arranged in the observation seat and illuminated by the first luminous radiation; and an acquisition polarizing filter, arranged so as to intercept the second luminous radiation directed towards the image acquisition device.. .

06/23/16
20160182863 

Vehicle 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.





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