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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
04/07/16
20160096298 
 Injection molding system patent thumbnailInjection molding system
Types of molded articles carried by a carrier are identified and the molded articles are sorted based on image-related information for the molded articles molded based on set operating conditions for injection molding machines and molded article images acquired by an image acquisition unit. It is thus possible to narrow down candidate images in processing in a molded article identification unit, thereby making it possible to construct an injection molding system that has excellent production efficiency with a reduced load on processing in the molded article identification unit..
Fanuc Corporation


04/07/16
20160095581 
 Ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus patent thumbnailUltrasonic diagnosis apparatus
An ultrasonic diagnosis apparatus of an embodiment includes: an ultrasonic image generation section that generates an ultrasonic image based on a reception signal from an ultrasonic probe; a position information acquisition section that acquires position information on a three-dimensional space of the ultrasonic probe; an image acquisition section that obtains image data and acquires a reference image corresponding to the ultrasonic image based on the image data; a reference image forming section that identifies a to-be-displayed cross section orientation of the acquired reference image and forms a reference image which a cross section orientation is identified; and a display section that displays a formed reference image by the reference image forming section and ultrasonic image formed by the ultrasonic image generation section.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


03/31/16
20160094817 
 Image processing device and image processing method patent thumbnailImage processing device and image processing method
An image processing device includes a processor including hardware. The processor is configured to implement an image acquisition process that acquires an image captured by an image sensor that includes a first-color filter having first transmittance characteristics, a second-color filter having second transmittance characteristics, and a third-color filter having third transmittance characteristics, and a correction process that multiplies a pixel value that corresponds to a second color by a first coefficient to calculate a component value that corresponds to the overlapping region of the first transmittance characteristics and the third transmittance characteristics, and corrects a pixel value that corresponds to a first color, the pixel value that corresponds to the second color, and a pixel value that corresponds to a third color based on the component value that corresponds to the overlapping region.
Olympus Corporation


03/31/16
20160094774 
 Mobile device image acquisition using objects of interest recognition patent thumbnailMobile device image acquisition using objects of interest recognition
An approach is provided for acquiring images with camera-enabled mobile devices using objects of interest recognition. A mobile device is configured to acquire an image represented by image data and process the image data to identify a plurality of candidate objects of interest in the image.
Yahoo! Inc.


03/31/16
20160093049 
 Image processing apparatus,  controlling image processing apparatus, program, and storage medium patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, controlling image processing apparatus, program, and storage medium
An image processing apparatus and method are disclosed, which processes an image of a target object. The image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit which acquires a series of first images and a series of second images of the target object which are scanned at a first pull-back speed and at a second pull-back speed faster than the first pull-back speed, a correlation unit which correlates first images, which are scanned at the first pull-back speed, with first images, which are scanned at the second pull-back speed, and a control unit which correlates a series of the first images which are scanned at the first pull-back speed and a series of the second images which are scanned at the second pull-back speed so as to display the images on a display apparatus, based on the result of the correlation..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha


03/31/16
20160093030 
 Radiographic image processing device, radiographic image processing method, and recording medium patent thumbnailRadiographic image processing device, radiographic image processing method, and recording medium
A radiographic image processing device includes: an image acquisition section that acquires a subject image detected by a shielded detection portion and a non-shielded detection portion; an area information acquisition section that acquires area information which is information for specifying a non-shielded image area and a shielded image area; and a scattered ray suppression section that estimates spreading of scattered rays generated in a non-shielded subject portion, estimates that scattered rays that spread to the non-shielded image area from a shielded subject portion are not present, calculates a scattered ray component in each position in the non-shielded image area as the estimated scattered rays reach each position in the non-shielded image area, and suppresses the scattered ray component in each position in the non-shielded image area according to the calculated scattered ray component.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


03/31/16
20160092752 
 Image recognition apparatus patent thumbnailImage recognition apparatus
An image recognition apparatus includes a storage unit which stores a plurality of pieces of identical recognition reference data which are used as references for recognizing a specific object from an image, an image recognition unit which recognizes the specific object by alternately making a switch between the plurality of pieces of recognition reference data, on a frame basis, stored in the storage unit, for consecutive frames of the image acquired by an image acquisition unit, and a recognition determining unit which, on condition that recognition results obtained by the image recognition unit by using the plurality of pieces of recognition reference data meet a predetermined matching condition, outputs the recognition results as effective recognition results.. .
Denso Corporation


03/31/16
20160092731 
 Optical system for an image acquisition device patent thumbnailOptical system for an image acquisition device
An optical system for an image acquisition device comprises a filter comprising a central aperture arranged to transmit both visible and selected near infra-red (nir) wavelengths and a peripheral aperture arranged to block visible wavelengths and to transmit the nir wavelengths. An image sensor comprises an array of pixels including pixels sensitive to visible wavelengths and corresponding pixels sensitive to the nir wavelengths.
Fotonation Limited


03/31/16
20160091423 
 Apparatus and  measuring hemoglobin concentration within blood using light and heat light scattering patent thumbnailApparatus and measuring hemoglobin concentration within blood using light and heat light scattering
An apparatus for measuring a hemoglobin concentration includes a reference light source unit, a light and heat light source unit configured to emit a light and heat beam for generating a light and heat effect, an accommodation unit configured to accommodate obtained blood samples, an image acquisition unit configured to write a primary pattern formed after the reference beam emitted by the reference light source unit is incident on the accommodation unit and a secondary pattern formed under an influence of a light and heat effect after the light and heat beam emitted by the light and heat light source unit is incident on the accommodation unit, and a concentration calculation unit electrically connected to the image acquisition unit and configured to calculate a hemoglobin concentration based on a difference between the primary pattern and the secondary pattern.. .
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University


03/31/16
20160089103 
 Systems and methods for optimized image acquisition with image-guided decision support patent thumbnailSystems and methods for optimized image acquisition with image-guided decision support
A system for optimized image acquisition includes an user interface for receiving a first input indicating a selection of an anatomical region of a subject and receiving a second input indicating a selection of at least one feature of interest and at least one appropriate property of the at least one feature of interest. Further, the system includes a scanning unit for moving the subject to isocenter of a magnet and acquiring at least one image of the anatomical region of the subject.
General Electric Company


03/24/16
20160086769 

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


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

03/24/16
20160086238 

On-line video and image system


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


03/24/16
20160086024 

Object detection method, object detection apparatus, and program


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


03/24/16
20160081648 

Image analysis device, image analysis method, and program


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


03/17/16
20160080706 

Device for acquiring bimodal images


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


03/17/16
20160080632 

Image acquisition device and creating focus map for specimen


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


03/17/16
20160078598 

Image processor and image processing method


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


03/17/16
20160078318 

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


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


03/17/16
20160078311 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


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

03/17/16
20160078056 

Data processing method and data processing system


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


03/17/16
20160077322 

Image acquisition device and acquiring focusing information for specimen


In an image acquisition device, an optical path difference generating member can form an optical path length difference of a second optical 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.


03/17/16
20160077020 

Method and device for observing and analysing optical singularities in glass containers


For containers of high transmittance, taking the view of the container portion by the image acquisition device receiving light beams coming from a portion of the light-emitting surface (6) that is diametrically opposite relative to the container.. .

03/17/16
20160077007 

System and controlling depth of imaging in tissues using fluorescence microscopy under ultraviolet excitation following staining with fluorescing agents


The present disclosure relates to a method for analyzing tissue specimens. In one implementation the method involves obtaining a tissue sample and exposing the sample to one or more fluorophores as contrast agents to enhance contrast of subcellular compartments of the tissue sample.
The Regents Of The University Of California


03/17/16
20160074012 

Apparatus and ultrasound image acquisition, generation and display


A method of ultrasound image acquisition, generation and display includes the steps of: acquiring ultrasound image data corresponding to an anatomic region being examined using an ultrasound probe; generating an ultrasound image based on the image data; displaying the image on a display; generating a map of the outer surface of the anatomic region; detecting the position of the probe during image data acquisition; identifying on the map the point corresponding to the detected position of the probe; and displaying the map in which such point is marked, at the same time as the ultrasound image is displayed.. .
Medcom Gmbh


03/10/16
20160073020 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


[solution] provided is an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit that acquires taken images taken in chronological succession via a fisheye lens; a vector acquisition unit that acquires motion vectors from the taken images; and a point detection unit that detects a point of origin or a point of convergence of the motion vectors.. .

03/10/16
20160071321 

Image processing device, image processing system and storage medium


According to one embodiment, an image processing device includes a subject image acquisition module, a first clothing image acquisition module and a second clothing image generator. The subject image acquisition module is configured to acquire subject images which are images of a subject successively picked up by an image pickup module.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/10/16
20160070955 

Portrait generating device and portrait generating method


A portrait generating device has an image acquisition unit that acquires a facial image in which an object person is photographed, an image correction unit that generates a corrected facial image by performing correction processing on the facial image, at least a part of the face being corrected in the correction processing, and a portrait generator that generates a portrait of the object person using the corrected facial image.. .
Omron Corporation


03/10/16
20160070947 

Image acquisition device and image acquisition method


Light is emitted on one side of a paper sheet 100, which is being transported on a transport path, from a first light source 11, and light is emitted on other side of the paper sheet 100 from a second light source 21 and a fourth light source 22. A first light receiving sensor 14 receives a first reflected light, which is the light emitted by the first light source 11 and reflected from the one side of the paper sheet 100.
Glory Ltd.


03/10/16
20160069823 

Method and controlling fluence in computed x-ray imaging


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.
Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.


03/10/16
20160069786 

An optical system and a real-time analysis of a liquid sample


An optical system suitable for determining a characteristic as a function of time of at least a part of a liquid volume comprising a plurality of objects. The optical system provides a fast detection of a change in the liquid volume.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


03/10/16
20160066775 

Methods, systems, and imaging spectroscopy


Imaging spectrometers can be used to generate hyperspectral images for medical diagnoses, contaminant detection, and food safety inspections, among other applications. An exemplary imaging spectrometer includes an integrated position sensing array that measures the relative positions of the interferometer components based on an interference pattern generated by illuminating the interferometer with a reference beam.

03/03/16
20160065942 

Depth image acquisition apparatus and acquiring depth information


A depth image acquisition apparatus and a method of acquiring depth information are provided. The method of acquiring depth information includes: sequentially projecting, to a subject, n different beams of light emitted from a light source for a time period including an idle time for each of the n different beams of transmitted light, where n is a natural number that is equal to or greater than 3; modulating, using a light modulation signal, beams of reflected light that are obtained by reflection of the n different beams from the subject; obtaining n phase images corresponding to the n different beams of light by capturing, using a rolling shutter method, the modulated beams of reflected light; and obtaining depth information by using the obtained n phase images..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065937 

Assist visually impaired person and controlling the same


An assist apparatus for a visually impaired person is provided. The assist apparatus includes an image acquisition unit including a sensor unit, a gravity sensor, at least one retractable and extendable protrusion, a motor drive, and a processor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


03/03/16
20160065928 

Surround video playback


Methods and systems are disclosed including a computing device configured to allow a user to view a multi-stream video from a selected angle/direction with respect to the contents of the multi-stream video, under the user's control. The multi-stream video is generated using multiple image acquisition devices (iad), such as cameras, simultaneously, consecutively, or independently filming a scene, each iad having a different position with respect to each of the other iads.

03/03/16
20160065912 

Machine vision systems and methods with predictive motion control


Systems and methods trigger an image acquisition of an object using motion data communicated from a motion controller on a network, the motion controller coupled to a motion drive. Based upon motion data from the motion controller, a virtual axis application is used to plan the movement of a virtual axis for a motion cycle, the virtual axis allowing an acquisition trigger rate to be calculated to follow movement of the object caused by the motion drive.
Cognex Corporation


03/03/16
20160065861 

Modification of post-viewing parameters for digital images using image region or feature information


A method of generating one or more new digital images using an original digitally-acquired image including a selected image feature includes identifying within a digital image acquisition device one or more groups of pixels that correspond to the selected image feature based on information from one or more preview images. A portion of the original includes automatically generating values of pixels of one or more new images based on the selected portion in a manner which includes the selected image feature within the one or more new images..
Fotonation Limited


03/03/16
20160065849 

Iimage acquisition apparatus, controlling image acquisition apparatus, computer-readable recording medium non-transitorily storing control program of image acquisition apparatus, and image acquisition system


An image acquisition apparatus includes a display unit configured to display first display images corresponding to first sequential images generated by an imager unit by imaging simultaneously with second display images corresponding to range specifying sequential images received by a communication unit from at least another image acquisition apparatus, the range specifying sequential images respectively corresponding to second sequential images generated by imaging and being smaller in communication amount than the second sequential images. The image acquisition apparatus further includes an operation unit configured to receive a specified range which is a range in the second sequential images specified by a user operation based on the second display image displayed on the display unit, and a controller unit configured to cause the communication unit to receive the second sequential images including at least the specified range..
Olympus Corporation


03/03/16
20160065818 

Electronic device flash shutter


An electronic device may have a camera module for acquiring still and video digital images of a subject. A light source such as a light-emitting diode may serve as a flash for the camera module.
Apple Inc.


03/03/16
20160063340 

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, information processing method and storage medium


According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus includes an image acquisition module, an elevation-angle acquisition module, a character deformation specification module, a character detection dictionary storage, a character detection dictionary selector and a character detector. The elevation-angle acquisition module is configured to acquire an elevation angle of a photographic device assumed when the photographic device has obtained an acquired image.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


03/03/16
20160063333 

Image processing apparatus


An image processing apparatus includes: an image processor which: receives a captured-image from an image acquisition part acquiring the captured-image from a camera that captures an image of a vicinity of a vehicle; project data of the captured-image onto a virtual projection plane provided in the vicinity of the vehicle; and correct deformation of the captured-image caused by projection of the captured-image onto the virtual projection plane. In a case of presence of a command indicative of enlarging a portion of the captured-image, the image processor corrects the deformation of the captured-image by using a greater correction amount than that used in a case of absence of the input of the command indicative of enlarging the portion of the captured-image.
Fujitsu Ten Limited


03/03/16
20160063317 

Facial-expression assessment device, dance assessment device, karaoke device, and game device


The present invention provides a facial expression grading system that can achieve improved quantitative evaluation of expressiveness of a user by grading a facial expression of the user. The facial expression grading system (1) of the present invention includes: a face image acquisition unit (11) configured to acquire a face image of a target person subjected to grading; a facial expression estimation unit (12) configured to estimate a facial expression from the acquired face image; a facial expression grading unit (13) configured to grade the estimated facial expression of the face image with reference to a predetermined criterion; and a grading result display unit (14) configured to display a grading result..
Nec Solution Innovators, Ltd.


03/03/16
20160063310 

Bird detection device, bird detection system, bird detection method, and program


A bird detection device equipped with: a captured image acquisition unit that acquires a captured image; a bird candidate image extraction unit that extracts a bird candidate image, which is a candidate bird image, from the captured image; and a bird detection determination unit that, on the basis of the time required for the bird candidate image to move in accordance with the size of the bird candidate image in the captured image, determines whether a bird has been detected. The bird detection determination unit also can determine whether a bird has been detected on the basis of the degree of change in the shape of the bird candidate image for a prescribed time interval..
Nec Corporation


03/03/16
20160063307 

Image acquisition device and control method therefor


The image acquisition device has a stage that supports the sample, and an imaging unit that has an image forming optical system forming an image of the sample and captures the formed image. The image acquisition device further includes a specimen information acquisition unit that acquires information on presence or absence of a specimen included in the sample based on an imaging result of the imaging unit, and a control unit that moves the stage based on the information on the presence or absence of the specimen..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


03/03/16
20160063305 

Image processing device and image processing method


An image processing device for correcting at least a portion of a face image containing a person's face, includes an image acquisition unit that acquires a face image, a region extractor that extracts a pupil region containing a pupil from the face image, a determination unit that determines a presence or absence of halation in the pupil region, a first template acquisition unit that acquires a first template image which is a correction template image, a reference color acquisition unit that acquires a reference color corresponding to the person from the face image, a second template acquisition unit that generates a second template image using the first template image and the reference color, and a correction unit that composites the second template image with at least the region in the pupil region where the halation occurred to correct the halation.. .
Omron Corporation


03/03/16
20160061925 

Automated optimization of mri image acquisition parameters


Where p is a proportionality constant; and, determining optimal values of tr and te that yield a maximum value of cnrab(tr,te). In other embodiments of the invention, the method includes optimization of additional acquisition parameters.

03/03/16
20160058362 

Acquiring cervical images


The invention provides a system (100) for acquiring cervical images which comprises an image acquisition subsystem (120) for acquiring cervical images (122) of a cervical region of a patient during a colposcopy procedure, and a display subsystem (160) for displaying the cervical images on a display (060) by providing image data (162) of the cervical images to the display. According to the invention, the image acquisition subsystem (120) is arranged for, when operating in an interval mode, acquiring the cervical images (122) at predetermined time intervals to obtain a time-series of cervical images showing changes in the cervical region over time, and reporting a progress of said acquiring to the display subsystem.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


02/25/16
20160057406 

Three-dimensional image acquisition system


A three-dimensional image acquisition system including: at least two projectors aligned in a direction and suitable for illuminating a scene, the projection axes of the projectors defining a plane for each projector, and being turned toward the scene. A first and second camera are placed on one side of said plane, and a third and fourth camera placed on the other side of said plane.
Vit


02/25/16
20160057343 

Medical imaging obtaining medical image


A medical imaging system is disclosed in the present invention, including a medical image acquisition device and medical image processing system. Said medical image acquisition device includes: an acquisition apparatus for acquiring image signals in a medical process from a first viewing angle of a doctor; and a signal processing apparatus for performing a first processing on the acquired image signals and then sending digital image signals in the form of data stream.

02/25/16
20160055382 

Vehicle discrimination apparatus


A vehicle discrimination apparatus specifies a vehicle area in which a vehicle is photographed from an image including the vehicle and discriminates a vehicle passing through a road based on an image which a photographing device such as a camera installed at a side of the road or above the road photographs. The vehicle discrimination apparatus includes an image acquisition section, a first search window setting section, a feature amount calculation section, a likelihood calculation section, a vehicle area determination section, a template creation section, a template storage section, a tracking area setting section, a second search window setting section, a candidate area determination section, a selection section, and a detection section..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


02/25/16
20160055373 

Image processing system, image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program


There is provided an image processing apparatus including: a communication unit receiving first feature amounts, which include coordinates of feature points in an image acquired by another image processing apparatus, and position data showing a position in the image of a pointer that points at a location in a real space; an input image acquisition unit acquiring an input image by image pickup of the real space; a feature amount generating unit generating second feature amounts including coordinates of feature points set in the acquired input image; a specifying unit comparing the first feature amounts and the second feature amounts and specifying, based on a comparison result and the position data, a position in the input image of the location in the real space being pointed at by the pointer; and an output image generating unit generating an output image displaying an indicator indicating the specified position.. .
C/o Sony Corporation


02/25/16
20160054733 

Video enabled inspection using unmanned aerial vehicles


An unmanned vehicle control system is provided. In one embodiment, the control system comprises an image acquisition device configured to capture an image.
Innovative Signal Analysis, Inc.


02/25/16
20160054138 

Traffic signal recognition apparatus


A traffic signal recognition apparatus includes a control device that executes: a captured image acquisition function which acquires a captured image around an own vehicle; an own vehicle position acquisition function which acquires a current position of the own vehicle; a target traffic signal specifying function which refers to map information to specify a traffic signal to be targeted in a traveling link for the own vehicle, the traffic signal data including position information about the traffic signal related to the traveling link; a traffic signal image area extraction function which extracts an image area of the traffic signal on the basis of the position information about the traffic signal and image capturing property information about the camera; and a traffic signal content recognition function which recognizes a traffic signal content of the traffic signal on the basis of an image of the traffic signal in the image area.. .
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.


02/25/16
20160051217 

Method and creation and display of artifact-corrected three dimensional (3d) volumetric data from biplane fluoroscopic image acquisition


A method and apparatus for creation and display of artifact-corrected three dimensional (3d) volumetric data from biplane fluoroscopic image acquisition is disclosed. Orthogonal images of a patient are obtained during an interventional medical procedure, the orthogonal images including an anterior-posterior (ap) image and a lateral image.

02/25/16
20160051200 

Medical imaging system, medical imaging method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium which stores a medical imaging program


There is provided a medical imaging system, a medical imaging method, and a medical imaging program capable of easily checking the imaging timing of an image and the injection timing of a contrast agent. The medical imaging system includes: a slice image acquisition unit that acquires a set of slice images of a subject with an image management information for managing the slice images; an injection information acquisition unit that acquires contrast agent injection information that is information regarding a contrast agent; an injection progress imaging unit that generates an injection progress image showing an injection progress of the contrast agent based on the contrast agent injection information; an association constructing unit that associates the contrast agent injection information with the slice image based on the contrast agent injection information and the image management information; and an output unit that outputs an slice image from the set of slice images and that outputs the contrast agent injection information associated with the slice image, the injection progress image generated based on the contrast agent injection information, and the image management information corresponding to the slice image, so as to be superimposed on each other..
Ziosoft, Inc.


02/18/16
20160048969 

Image acquisition system, image acquisition method, and inspection system


The invention relates to an image acquisition system and an image acquisition method, as well as to an inspection system having at least one such image acquisition system. A projector projects a pattern on a surface of a sample, a camera records light intensity information from within at least two detection fields defined by the camera on the surface of the sample.
Kla-tencor Corporation


02/18/16
20160048731 

Mobile identity platform


The present disclosure is directed towards a compact, mobile apparatus for iris image acquisition, adapted to address effects of ocular dominance in the subject and to guide positioning of the subject's iris for the image acquisition. The apparatus may include a sensor for acquiring an iris image from a subject.
Eyelock, Inc.


02/18/16
20160048212 

Display device and control method thereof, and gesture recognition method


The present invention provides a display device and a control method thereof, and a gesture recognition method. The control method comprises steps of: displaying a control picture by a display unit, converting the control picture into a virtual 3d control picture and providing the virtual 3d control picture to a user, wherein a distance between the virtual 3d control picture and eyes of the user is a first distance, and the first distance is less than a distance between the display unit and the eyes of the user; acquiring, by the image acquisition unit, an image of action of touching the virtual 3d control picture by the user; judging a touch position of the user in the virtual 3d control picture according to the image acquired by the image acquisition unit, and sending a control instruction corresponding to the touch position to a corresponding execution unit..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


02/18/16
20160045175 

Method and variable x-ray filtration


The present invention pertains to a system and method for adaptive x-ray filtration comprising a volume of x-ray attenuating material with a central less attenuating three-dimensional region. The volume of x-ray attenuating material can be positioned within 10 cm from an x-ray source and rotated around an internal axis of rotation.
Triple Ring Technologies, Inc.


02/11/16
20160044253 

Optical system for an image acquisition device


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


02/11/16
20160042537 

Enhancements for displaying and viewing tomosynthesis images


Systems and methods of enhanced display and viewing of three dimensional (3d) tomographic data acquired in tomosynthesis or tomography. A set of projection data is acquired with an image acquisition system and used to reconstruct enhanced 3d volume renderings that are viewed with motion, advanced image processing or stereotactically to assist in medical diagnosis.
Real Time Tomography, Llc


02/11/16
20160042505 

Mask inspection apparatus and mask inspection method


In a mask inspection apparatus, an optical image acquisition unit acquires an optical image of a pattern in a mask by irradiating light. A reference image generation unit generates a corresponding reference image.
Nuflare Technology, Inc.


02/11/16
20160041632 

Contact detection system, information processing method, and information processing apparatus


A contact detection system includes a display, an object detection unit disposed at periphery of the display to detect a contact of an object on the display, a device detector to detect a first light emitted from an input device to detect a contact of the input device on the display, and an information processing apparatus. The object detection unit includes a light source to emit a second light to an object.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


02/11/16
20160041616 

Display device and control method thereof, and gesture recognition method


The present invention provides a display device and a control method thereof, and a gesture recognition method. The control method comprises steps of: displaying a virtual 3d control picture by a glasses-free 3d display unit, wherein a distance between the virtual 3d control picture and eyes of the user is a first distance, and the first distance is less than a distance between the glasses-free 3d display unit and the eyes of the user; acquiring, by an image acquisition unit, an image of action of touching the virtual 3d control picture by the user; judging, by a gesture recognition unit, a touch position of the user in the virtual 3d control picture according to the image acquired by the image acquisition unit, and sending a control instruction corresponding to the touch position to a corresponding execution unit..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160041144 

Cell analyzer system, cell analyzer program, and cell analyzing method


[solving means] a cell analyzer system according to the present technology includes an image acquisition unit, a vibration information extraction unit, and a vibration characteristics calculation unit. The image acquisition unit acquires a cell image by capturing cells at elapsed time.

02/11/16
20160041098 

Fluorescence viewing device and fluorescence viewing method


A fluorescence viewing device is configured to take a difference between one of an image of a first frame and an image of a second frame output from an imaging device and the other of the first frame image and the second frame image stored in an image storage means, whereby clear observed images can be obtained without influence of background light. In the fluorescence viewing device, an exposure time of a fluorescence image acquisition period and an exposure time of a background image acquisition period are different from each other.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k


02/11/16
20160039618 

Depalletiser for trays of eggs


Described is a depalletiser for trays of eggs, comprising a head movable in space and comprising a plurality of elements for forking a tray of eggs and a unit for controlling means for moving the head designed to control the movement of the head in space. More specifically, the depalletiser comprises image acquisition means which are facing the tray of eggs and designed to acquire at least an image of a predetermined side of the tray to be depalletised.
Sanovo Technology Italia S.r.i


02/04/16
20160037141 

Spectral image acquisition apparatus and light reception wavelength acquisition method


A spectral camera includes a wavelength variable interference filter, an imaging unit having a plurality of light receiving elements arranged in a two-dimensional array configuration, and a wavelength acquisition unit which acquires center wavelengths of light beams received by the light receiving elements in accordance with signal values output from the light receiving elements when reference light is received by the imaging unit. Light amounts of the reference light corresponding to different wavelength components in a certain wavelength range are uniform in a plane, and different signal values are acquired when light beams of the different wavelength components are received by the light receiving elements..
Seiko Epson Corporation


02/04/16
20160034787 

Detection device, learning device, detection method, learning method, and information storage device


A detection device includes an image acquisition section that acquires an image that has been captured by an imaging section, and includes an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information about the distance from the imaging section to the object, a feature quantity calculation section that calculates a feature quantity from the image, a learning feature quantity storage section that stores a learning feature quantity calculated by a learning process corresponding to each of a plurality of distance ranges that are set corresponding to the distance from the imaging section to the object, and a detection section that determines a distance range that corresponds to the feature quantity based on the distance information, and detects the target area based on the learning feature quantity that corresponds to the determined distance range, and the feature quantity calculated by the feature quantity calculation section.. .
Olympus Corporation


02/04/16
20160034037 

Display device and control method thereof, gesture recognition method, and head-mounted display device


The present invention provides a display device and a control method thereof, a gesture recognition method and a head-mounted display device. The display device of the present invention comprises a display unit, an open type head-mounted display, an image acquisition unit and a gesture recognition unit.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160033102 

Illumination system


An illumination system includes: a light irradiation unit that projects light toward a predetermined illumination area; an image acquisition unit that acquires an image of the illumination area; an object detecting unit that detects a shading object based on image information of the illumination area, acquired by the image acquisition unit; an information generating unit that generates the control information for setting each of the plurality of reflecting mirrors to an on state or an off state such that a plurality of irradiation patterns are alternately irradiated, each of the plurality of irradiation patterns having different arrangement of the dark pixels and the light pixels from each other; and an irradiation control unit that controls the light irradiation unit based on the generated control information.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160031371 

In-vehicle apparatus


An in-vehicle apparatus acquires an image around a vehicle. The apparatus includes an image acquisition section having first and second capturing sections acquiring an image, a storage section storing a first picked up image acquired by the first capturing section and a second picked up image acquired by the second capturing section in different storage areas, an abnormality determination section determining presence/absence of an abnormality of the image acquisition section and a communication section based on whether or not there is a match between the first and second picked up images, an image processing section processing, if the absence of an abnormality is determined, at least one of the first and second picked up images or a combined image generated by combining the first and second picked up images to detect identification information around the vehicle, and a vehicle control section outputting a command signal based on the identification information..
Denso Corporation


01/28/16
20160027153 

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method


A magnetic resonance imaging (mri) apparatus and an mri method are provided. The mri apparatus includes a data acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image by performing an mri scan on an object.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160026852 

Imaging blood cells


This document describes methods, systems and computer program products directed to imaging blood cells. The subject matter described in this document can be embodied in a method of classifying white blood cells (wbcs) in a biological sample on a substrate.
Roche Diagnostics Hematology, Inc.


01/28/16
20160025832 

System and magnetic resonance image acquisition


A method of data acquisition at a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system is provided. The system receives at least a portion of raw data for an image, and detects anomalies in the portion of raw data received.

01/28/16
20160022241 

System and use in mapping a radiation dose applied in an angiography imaging procedure of a patient


A system and method for use in mapping a radiation dose applied in an angiography imaging procedure is provided. The system can include an image acquisition system, a table in support of the patient, and a computer processor that calculates an angulation of a radiation beam to the patient in the angiography imaging procedure relative to the table; calculating an angulation of the table; calculating an intersection of the radiation beam relative to a two-dimensional grid; calculating the radiation dose applied at the intersection of the radiation beam to each of the predefined areas of the two-dimensional grid; calculating an orientation of the patient relative to the two-dimensional grid of predefined areas; and creating a graphic display illustrative of an aggregation of the radiation dose applied to each of the predefined areas of the two-dimensional grid for viewing by a user..
General Electric Company


01/28/16
20160022107 

Robot cleaner and controlling the same


A method of controlling a robot cleaner includes recognizing information on a monitoring standby position by a robot cleaner, moving to the monitoring standby position at a monitoring start time by the robot cleaner, acquiring an image, by an image acquisition unit of the robot cleaner, at the monitoring standby position, determining whether an event has occurred, by the robot cleaner, based on the image acquired by the image acquisition unit, transmitting the image acquired by the image acquisition unit to an external remote terminal when it is determined that the event occurred.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


01/21/16
20160021313 

Image processing apparatus


An image processing apparatus that processes an image includes: an image acquisition portion that acquires a captured image from an imaging apparatus which captures an image of a vicinity of a vehicle; and an image generator that generates a display image in which a support image for supporting driving is superimposed on the acquired captured image captured by the imaging apparatus, the image generator being configured to (i) make a determination as to whether the vehicle is in a stopped state or a moving state, and (ii) select a type of the support image to be superimposed on the acquired captured image in the display image based on the determination as to whether the vehicle is in the stopped state or the moving state.. .
Fujitsu Ten Limited


01/21/16
20160018332 

Measuring apparatus and fluorescence measuring method


A low-noise fluorescence image and a low-noise luminescence image are acquired even if a luminescent substance having a high luminescence level is used. Provided is a measuring apparatus including an illumination optical system that radiates excitation light coming from an excitation light source onto a specimen a, an image acquisition portion that acquires an image by measuring light generated at the specimen, and an image processing portion that, based on a first image, which is acquired by the image acquisition portion without radiating the excitation light, and a second image, which is acquired by the image acquisition portion while radiating the excitation light, generates a fluorescence image by removing a luminescence component from the second image..
Olympus Corporation


01/21/16
20160015368 

Multi-purpose ultrasound image acquisition device


The present invention relates to an ultrasound image acquisition device (46) for use together with a console device (16, 18) to form an ultrasound imaging system (10) and a corresponding method. The ultrasound image acquisition device (46) particularly comprises a recognition device for recognizing an operating mode of the ultrasound image acquisition device, wherein the recognition device is configured to recognize the operating mode depending on a type of the console device (16, 18) and/or an applicable communication standard of the interface (50).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/14/16
20160014354 

Image processing device, imaging device, and image processing method


An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a plurality of images captured while sequentially shifting the relative positions of a light-receiving plane of an image sensor and an image formed in the light-receiving plane, and an estimation calculation section that estimates a high-resolution image based on the plurality of images, the high-resolution image having a number of pixels larger than that of each of the plurality of images. The estimation calculation section estimates the pixel values of the high-resolution image corresponding to a first color based on the pixel values of the plurality of images corresponding to a second color when the estimation calculation section has determined that the pixel values of the plurality of images corresponding to the first color and the pixel values of the plurality of images corresponding to the second color have a high correlation..
Olympus Corporation


01/14/16
20160014328 

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, information storage device, and image processing method


An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image that includes an image of the object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from an imaging section to the object when the imaging section captured the captured image, an in-focus determination section that determines whether or not the object is in focus within a pixel or an area within the captured image based on the distance information, a classification section that performs a classification process that classifies the structure of the object, and controls the target of the classification process corresponding to the results of the determination as to whether or not the object is in focus within the pixel or the area, and an enhancement processing section that performs an enhancement process on the captured image based on the results of the classification process.. .
Olympus Corporation


01/14/16
20160012851 

Image processing device, image processing method, and program


To be able to manage images showing motions of subjects more easily. Provided is an image processing device including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire a series of object images showing an object moving in a series of frame images; an image selection unit configured to select a plurality of display object images according to a predetermined criterion from among the series of object images; and an image output unit configured to generate an output image including the plurality of display object images..
Sony Corporation


01/14/16
20160012644 

Augmented reality system and method


Disclosed is an augmented reality system, including: an augmented reality apparatus including: an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image of an augmented reality 3d marker attached to a real object; a marker analysis unit configured to analyze the image and obtain a 3d feature of the augmented reality 3d marker based on a predetermined image parameter of the image; and an augment process unit configured to perform a corresponding augmented reality process based on the 3d feature. An augmented reality method is also disclosed.
Senmedia Limited


01/14/16
20160012580 

Medical image measurement device and method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium


The medical image measurement device includes a medical image acquisition unit which acquires a first medical image and a second medical image obtained by photographing the same object of interest of the same patient at different time points, a measurement parameter acquisition unit which acquires a first measurement parameter set for measuring the features of the shape of the object of interest in the first medical image and a second measurement parameter set for measuring the features of the shape of the object of interest in the second medical image, an evaluation value acquisition unit which acquires an evaluation value indicating a change between the first measurement parameter and the second measurement parameter, and a determination unit which determines whether or not the change is equal to or greater than a preset amount of change based on the evaluation value.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


01/14/16
20160011409 

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


This information processing apparatus includes: a search image acquisition unit that acquires enlarged images at focal positions different from each other; a first feature amount calculation unit that obtains, for each of the multiple captured enlarged images, a first feature amount based on a direct current component and a dynamic range of an alternating current component of pixel values for each of blocks forming each of the enlarged images; and an in-focus position determination unit that determines an in-focus position of each enlarged image based on the first feature amount.. .
Sony Corporation


01/14/16
20160011285 

Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) scan plane control device


Example devices, apparatus, and methods concern intervention-independent imaging control for an mri system. A hand wearable device (e.g., glove) that can be manipulated independently of an interventional device (e.g., catheter) in use to treat a patient transmits position signals describing an orientation of the device to an mri system.
Case Western Reserve University


01/14/16
20160007970 

Segmentation of large objects from multiple three-dimensional views


The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system (10) for inspecting an object (33) in a volume (32). The ultra-sound imaging system comprises an ultrasound image acquisition probe (14) for acquiring three-dimensional ultrasound images and providing three-dimensional ultrasound image data, comprising a tracking device (25, 27) for tracking a position of the ultrasound image acquisition probe (14) and providing a viewpoint position (128, 130) of the three-dimensional ultrasound images.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/07/16
20160007068 

Wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus


A wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus includes a video module and a wireless module. The video module includes a hub unit, an image processing unit, an image acquisition unit, a microphone unit, an expansion interface and a transmission interface.

01/07/16
20160007015 

Open head mount display device and display method thereof


The present invention provides an open head mount display device and a display method thereof, relates to the field of head mount display technology, and can solve technical problems (such as a tedious operation, a poor display effect, an inaccurate position of the display image or the like) of the open head mount display device in the prior art. The open head mount display device of the present invention comprises: a display unit for providing a display image to user's eyes; an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of an external object; an image analysis unit for analyzing and determining a position of the external object relative to the user's eyes in accordance with the image acquired by the image acquisition unit; and an image adjusting unit for adjusting the display image in accordance with an analysis result of the image analysis unit..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.


01/07/16
20160006916 

Lensless compressive image acquisition


Systems, structures, devices and methods for lensless compressive image acquisition are disclosed herein with which images may be obtained from a single detection element while performing fewer times than a number of pixels associated with the image. Advantageously such systems, structures, devices and methods may be adapted to acquiring images at wavelengths that are difficult or impossible with contemporary ccd or cmos imagers..
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


01/07/16
20160005567 

High-speed multiframe dynamic transmission electron microscope image acquisition system with arbitrary timing


An electron microscope is disclosed which has a laser-driven photocathode and an arbitrary waveform generator (awg) laser system (“laser”). The laser produces a train of temporally-shaped laser pulses of a predefined pulse duration and waveform, and directs the laser pulses to the laser-driven photocathode to produce a train of electron pulses.
Lawrence Livermore National Security, Llc


01/07/16
20160005194 

Method and large field of view imaging and detection and compensation of motion artifacts


A method and apparatus are provided to improve large field of view ct image acquisition by using at least two scanning procedures: (i) one with the radiation source and detector centered and (ii) one in an offset configuration. The imaging data obtained from both of the scanning procedures is used in the reconstruction of the image.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


01/07/16
20160004662 

Wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus


A wireless transmission and video integrated apparatus includes a hub module, a video module and a wireless module. The hub module includes a hub unit, a first expansion interface, a second expansion interface and a transmission interface.

01/07/16
20160004056 

Scanning microscope apparatus


It is possible to easily acquire an original image of a specimen that satisfies necessary conditions for generating a super-resolution image. The present invention provides a scanning microscope apparatus that includes an objective lens that irradiates a specimen with laser light emitted from a laser light source; a scanning portion that scans the laser light irradiated onto the specimen via the objective lens; and a pc that acquires an original image of the specimen, calculates, from the magnification of the objective lens, information about the number of pixels of the original image or information about the zoom magnification of the original image that achieves the per-pixel pixel resolution needed to generate a super-resolution image, and controls the scanning portion or image acquisition according to the calculated information about the number of pixels or information about the zoom magnification..
Olympus Corporation


01/07/16
20160003936 

Target recognition apparatus


A target recognition apparatus of one embodiment is installed in a vehicle, and includes a data acquisition means which acquires received data from a transceiver having a plurality of transmission and receiving channels which transmit and receive radar waves; an image acquisition means which acquires image data from an image sensor which picks up an image of a state around an own vehicle; and a detection means which detects a target which has reflected the radar waves based on the received data and the image data.. .
Denso Corporation


01/07/16
20160000401 

Method and systems for adjusting an imaging protocol


Various methods and systems are provided for imaging a fetus. One example method for imaging a fetus includes obtaining genetic analysis information of the fetus, and adjusting an ultrasound image acquisition protocol based on the information..
General Electric Company


12/31/15
20150379707 

Mask inspection apparatus, mask evaluation method and mask evaluation system


A mask inspection apparatus includes an optical image acquisition unit configured to acquire an optical image by irradiating light on a mask, a reference image generation unit configured to generate a reference image from design data of the mask, a comparison circuit configured to compare the optical image with the reference image, a pattern data extraction unit configured to obtain coordinates of a defective portion determined to be defective by the comparison unit and to extract, from the design data, pattern data of a predetermined dimension range including the coordinates, and an interface unit configured to supply an aerial image measurement apparatus with information associated with the defect, the information including the defect coordinates and the extracted pattern data.. .
Nuflare Technology, Inc.


12/31/15
20150379332 

Face authentication device and face authentication method


A face authentication device has a face image acquisition unit that continuously acquires face images of a user, a user identification unit that identifies the user based on a first face image acquired by the face image acquisition unit, a parameter acquisition unit that acquires a face parameter based on a second face image acquired by the face image acquisition unit, the face parameter being a parameter associated with a facial expression or a face direction of the user, a tracking unit that extracts a region of a part of a face included in the first face image, and to track the region between the plurality of continuously-acquired face images, and an authentication unit that makes a determination of successful authentication when the user identified by the user identification unit is a registered user, when the acquired face parameter satisfies a predetermined condition.. .
Omron Corporation


12/31/15
20150379321 

Methods and a system for verifying the authenticity of a mark


In one implantation, a processor: (1) receives an image of a candidate mark from an image acquisition device, (2) uses the image to measure one or more characteristics at a plurality of locations on the candidate mark, resulting in a first set of metrics, (3) removes, from the first set of metrics, a metric having a dominant amplitude, resulting in a trimmed first set of metrics, (4) retrieves, from a computer-readable memory, a second set of metrics that represents one or more characteristics measured at a plurality of locations on an original mark, (5) removes, from the second set of metrics, a metric corresponding to the metric removed from the first set of metrics, resulting in a trimmed second set of metrics, (6) compares the trimmed first set of metrics with the trimmed second set of metrics, and (7) determines whether the candidate mark is genuine based on the comparison.. .
Sys-tech Solutions, Inc.


12/31/15
20150374442 

Surgical drape with separable elements


The present disclosure relates to a surgical drape to be used in conjunction with a surgical procedure, and more specifically to a surgical 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.. .

12/31/15
20150374343 

Ultrasound imaging system and method


The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system (100) comprising: an ultrasound probe (10) that comprises a single element ultrasound transducer (16) for transmitting an receiving ultrasound signals; a movement sensor (18) for sensing a displacement-over-time signal x(t) of a displacement (x) of the ultrasound probe (10) relative to an examination object (24) during signal acquisition; an image acquisition hardware (26) that is configured to reconstruct an m-mode ultrasound image from the received ultrasound signals, said reconstructed m-mode ultrasound image being a two-dimensional image i(t,y) comprising multiple one-dimensional depth signals of substantially constant depth (y) in the examination object (24) illustrated over time (t), wherein the image acquisition hardware (26) is further configured to map said m-mode ultra-sound image i(t,y) to a two-dimensional second image i(x,y) comprising the depth signals illustrated over the displacement (x) by using the displacement-over-time signal x(t) that is sensed with the movement sensor (18); and an image analysis unit (48) that is configured to analyse said second image and to detect at least one tissue layer boundary of the examination object (24) in said second image.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


12/31/15
20150374314 

X-ray collimator size and postion adjustment based on pre-shot


An x-ray apparatus for image acquisition and a related method. The apparatus comprises a field-of-view corrector (cs) configured to receive a scout image (si) acquired by the imager with a tentative collimator setting in a pre-shot imaging phase where said imager operates with a low dosage radiation cone causing the detector to register the scout image.
Philips Gmbh


12/31/15
20150374237 

Method for accurate and robust cardiac motion self-gating in magnetic resonance imaging


Self-gating methods and systems are provided for cardiac imaging analysis. In particular, non-phased coded self-gating data are collected separately from imaging data.
The Regents Of The University Of California






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