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System and method for face detection and recognition using locally evaluated zernike and similar moments

System and method for face detection and recognition using locally evaluated zernike and similar moments

Method and apparatus for colour imaging a three-dimensional structure

Cadent

Method and apparatus for colour imaging a three-dimensional structure

Method and apparatus for colour imaging a three-dimensional structure

Olympus

Image acquisition device

Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Acquisition-related patents
01/22/15
20150025546
 Method and  cochlear implant surgery patent thumbnailnew patent Method and cochlear implant surgery
A system for cochlear implant surgery includes a reference device having at least a portion adapted to be arranged at a fixed position relative to a cochlea of a patient to provide a reference position, an image acquisition and processing system adapted to acquire an image of at least a portion of the cochlea relative to the reference position and to provide an implant plan based at least partially on the acquired image, and an implant system adapted for implanting a cochlear lead array using the reference position and the implant plan.. .
The Johns Hopkins University
01/22/15
20150023605
 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
An information processing apparatus includes a comparing target image acquisition unit that acquires a comparing target image that is to be compared with an original image, a difference detection unit that detects one or more difference information items by comparing the original image and the comparing target image, and an original image updating unit that updates the original image by reflecting a difference information item that is selected by a user among the difference information items, which are detected.. .
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd
01/22/15
20150023558
 System and  face detection and recognition using locally evaluated zernike and similar moments patent thumbnailnew patent System and face detection and recognition using locally evaluated zernike and similar moments
The present invention related to a system (1) and method can be used with the purpose of object, particularly face, detection and recognition in the general sense. The intensive system (1) comprises image acquisition unit (2), object detection unit(3), object image normalization unit (4), object recognition unit (5) and database (v)..
01/22/15
20150023464
 Ct pilot image acquisition method and ct device patent thumbnailnew patent Ct pilot image acquisition method and ct device
A ct pilot image acquisition method and a ct device are provided. The method may include: performing a helical scan on a predetermined area to be scanned, so as to obtain scanning data; reconstructing a tomographic image based on the scanning data; performing, at a predetermined positioning angle, a parallel beam projection on the tomographic image by using a virtual parallel x-ray beam, so as to obtain projection data; and re-binning a ct pilot image at the predetermined positioning angle based on the projection data.
Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.
01/22/15
20150022824
 Method and  colour imaging a three-dimensional structure patent thumbnailnew patent Method and colour imaging a three-dimensional structure
A device for determining the surface topology and associated color of a structure, such as a teeth segment, includes a scanner for providing depth data for points along a two-dimensional array substantially orthogonal to the depth direction, and an image acquisition means for providing color data for each of the points of the array, while the spatial disposition of the device with respect to the structure is maintained substantially unchanged. A processor combines the color data and depth data for each point in the array, thereby providing a three-dimensional color virtual model of the surface of the structure.
Cadent, Ltd.
01/22/15
20150022708
 Imaging apparatus, imaging method and imaging system patent thumbnailnew patent Imaging apparatus, imaging method and imaging system
An imaging apparatus that performs focus control includes a signal conversion processing part that converts a subject image into a video signal, an image acquisition part that acquires the video signal output from the signal conversion processing part, a focusing area setting part that sets a focusing area as an evaluation value calculation area on an imaging screen acquired by the image acquisition part, an effective range selection part that obtains effective code density in an image of the focusing area with respect to each lens position while moving the lens and determines whether or not the lens position is in an effective range suitable for focusing based on the effective code density, and a focusing degree calculation part that obtains a focusing degree in the lens position when a determination that the lens position is located in the effective range is made in the effective range selection part.. .
Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd.
01/22/15
20150022653
 Image acquisition device patent thumbnailnew patent Image acquisition device
A image acquisition device including a connection section having an opening; an optical-path switching unit that changes an optical path of light entering from the opening; and two image acquisition elements. The optical-path switching unit includes two parallel reflective surfaces disposed with a distance therebetween and is swivelable about a swivel axis such that the reflective surface is insertable into and withdrawable from an incident optical axis.
Olympus Corporation
01/15/15
20150020181
 Personal authentication method and personal authentication device patent thumbnailPersonal authentication method and personal authentication device
(solution) an authentication light source 11 irradiates light which contains at least red light in the visible light region toward a palm of human body. An authentication image acquisition unit 12 acquires at least one reflection image to form by the light which is irradiated from the authentication light source 11, and is reflected on the palm of human body.
01/15/15
20150018997
 Antenna inspection system, antenna inspection apparatus and antenna inspection method patent thumbnailAntenna inspection system, antenna inspection apparatus and antenna inspection method
A pol-axis driving unit, an el-axis driving unit, a cross-el-axis driving unit and an az-axis driving unit of an antenna apparatus drive respective axis drive motors controlled by a control unit of a control apparatus, such that the antenna performs an origin detection operation for each axis. The camera control unit controls a camera so as to capture an image of the antenna at each timing before and after the origin detection for each axis.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
01/15/15
20150015733
 Method for processing image and apparatus thereof patent thumbnailMethod for processing image and apparatus thereof
The present disclosure discloses a method for processing an image and an apparatus thereof, applicable to an electronic device including an image acquisition unit corresponding to an image acquisition area, wherein the method includes: generating a first image and a second image according to an object to be acquired in the image acquisition area at a first instance of time, wherein both the first image and the second image are images corresponding to the object to be acquired, and the amount of data of the first image is larger than the amount of data of the second image; and storing the first image and the second image and setting the second image as an associated image of the first image, to thereby improve the convenience and efficiency of processing the generated image in the electronic device.. .
Beijing Lenovo Software Ltd.
01/15/15
20150015693

System and optical fiber based image acquisition suitable for use in turbine engines


A system and a method for image acquisition suitable for use in a turbine engine are disclosed. Light received from a field of view in an object plane is projected onto an image plane through an optical modulation device and is transferred through an image conduit to a sensor array.
01/15/15
20150015578

Creating and viewing three dimensional virtual slides


Systems and methods for creating and viewing three dimensional digital slides are provided. One or more microscope slides are positioned in an image acquisition device that scans the specimens on the slides and makes two dimensional images at a medium or high resolution.
Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc.
01/15/15
20150014527

Scanning charged particle microscope, image acquisition method, and electron detection method


A scanning charged particle microscope is offered which can selectively detect and image electrons. The scanning charged particle microscope (100) has: a source (1) of a charged particle beam (e1); an objective lens (6) for bringing the charged particle beam (e1) emitted from the source (1) into focus at a sample (s); a scanning deflector (4) for scanning the focused charged particle beam (e1) over the sample (s); a sorting portion (10) for sorting out electrons emitted at given emission angles from electrons released from the sample (s) in response to irradiation of the sample (s) by the charged particle beam (e1); an electron deflector (20) for producing a deflecting field to deflect the electrons (e2) sorted out according to their energy; a detection portion (30) for detecting the electrons (e2) deflected by the electron deflector (20); and an image creating portion (44) for creating an image, based on the results of the detection performed by the detection portion (30)..
Jeol Ltd.
01/08/15
20150010221

Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, medical image processing method and x-ray diagnostic method


According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes a subtraction image acquisition part, a threshold processing part, an image processing part and an image operation part. The subtraction image acquisition part is configured to acquire subtraction image data between x-ray contrast image data and x-ray non-contrast image data of an object.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
01/08/15
20150009351

Image acquisition apparatus


A stable combined image is generated from a plurality of image signals having parallax and obtained at different focal positions. An image acquisition apparatus includes an image-acquisition optical system that collects light from a subject; an image acquisition element that acquires an image of the light collected by the image-acquisition optical system; a micro-lens array having an array of multiple micro-lenses arranged such that each micro-lens covers multiple pixels of the image acquisition element; and a focal-length changing section that is disposed at a pupil position of the image-acquisition optical system and that spatially changes a focal length so as to focus light passing therethrough at a plurality of different focal positions..
Olympus Corporation
01/08/15
20150009347

Portable digital video camera configured for remote image acquisition control and viewing


A wearable digital video camera (10) is equipped with wireless connection protocol and global navigation and location positioning system technology to provide remote image acquisition control and viewing. The bluetooth® packet-based open wireless technology standard protocol (400) is preferred for use in providing control signals or streaming data to the digital video camera and for accessing image content stored on or streaming from the digital video camera.
Contour, Llc
01/08/15
20150009311

Endoscope image recording apparatus, endoscope image acquisition assisting method and computer readable medium


Plural predetermined examination parts of a patient are imaged sequentially and still images of the respective examination parts are thereby acquired by inserting an endoscope insertion unit having an imaging optical system in its tip portion into the body cavity of the patient. To this end, the number of still images taken is counted every time one of the predetermined examination parts.
Fujifilm Corporation
01/08/15
20150009299

Image processing device, imaging device, and image processing method


The present invention includes an image acquisition device configured to acquiring multiple viewpoint images that are generated by pupil-division imaging and that are different in viewpoint, a parallax calculation device 40a for calculating a first parallax amount between viewpoint images for the multiple viewpoint images, a memory 48 in which parallax correction information indicating the relationship between the first parallax amount and the deviation amount in the parallax direction for the corresponding object images, which is a deviation amount between viewpoint images for the multiple viewpoint images and is caused by the pupil-division imaging, is stored, and a parallax correction device 40b for calculating a second parallax amount, which is an amount resulting from correcting the first parallax amount to the deviation amount in the parallax direction for the object images, based on the first parallax amount and the parallax correction information stored in the memory 48.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
01/08/15
20150009295

Three-dimensional image acquisition apparatus and image processing method using the same


Disclosed herein are a 3d image acquisition apparatus and an image processing method using the apparatus, which combine an infrared sensor-based camera with a binocular camera, and simultaneously perform zoom-in (close-up) photographing and zoom-out photographing while processing depth-based 3d images. The proposed 3d image acquisition apparatus includes photographing unit for capturing binocular images via a plurality of cameras and capturing an rgb image and a depth image based on an infrared sensor, and image acquisition unit for correcting at least one pair of images among the binocular images and the rgb image, based on whether to use the depth image captured by the photographing unit, and then acquiring images to be provided to a user..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
01/08/15
20150009294

Image processing device and method, and imaging device


An image processing device comprising: an image acquisition device; a parallax information acquisition device; and a calculation device configured to calculate a first pixel and a second pixel for each pixel of the acquired image, the first digital filter and the second digital filter corresponding to the parallax information for each pixel of the acquired image, the first digital filter group and the second digital filter group being digital filter groups for giving a parallax to the acquired image and having left-right symmetry to each other, and each of the first digital filter group and the second digital filter group having filter sizes that are different depending on a magnitude of the parallax to be given, wherein the left-right symmetry of the first and second digital filter groups is different between a central part and an edge part of the image.. .
Fujifilm Corporation
01/01/15
20150003742

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, and image processing method


An image processing device includes an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image, the captured image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an image of an object, a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on the distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the captured image, a known characteristic information selection section that selects known characteristic information corresponding to a motion amount, and outputs the selected known characteristic information, the known characteristic information being information that indicates known characteristics relating to the structure of the object, and a concavity-convexity information extraction section that extracts information that indicates a concavity-convexity part of the object that meets the characteristics specified by the selected known characteristic information from the distance information as extracted concavity-convexity information.. .
Olympus Corporation
01/01/15
20150003700

Image processing device, endoscope apparatus, and image processing method


An image processing device includes: an image acquisition section that acquires a captured image, the captured image having been captured by an imaging section, and including an image of an object; a distance information acquisition section that acquires distance information based on a distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the captured image; a motion amount acquisition section that acquires a motion amount of the object; a known characteristic information selection section that selects known characteristic information corresponding to the motion amount, and outputs the selected known characteristic information, the known characteristic information being information that indicates known characteristics relating to a structure of the object; and a concavity-convexity information extraction section that extracts information that indicates a concavity-convexity part of the object that meets the characteristics specified by the selected known characteristic information from the distance information as extracted concavity-convexity information.. .
Olympus Corporation
01/01/15
20150002701

Shooting apparatus and shooting method


A shooting apparatus includes an image pickup unit, a frame setting unit that sets frames for arranging a plurality of still images obtained from the picked-up image as a combination photograph before the still images are shot, an object determination unit that determines an object from the picked-up image before the still images are shot, a still image acquisition unit that acquires the still images including the object determined by the object determination unit while the image pickup unit is shooting a moving image, an arrangement unit that arranges the still images acquired by the still image acquisition unit in the frames set by the frame setting unit, and a combining unit that combines the still images acquired by the still image acquisition unit according to the arrangement by the arrangement unit to generate the combination photograph.. .
Olympus Corporation
01/01/15
20150002651

Scanning-electron-microscope image processing device and scanning method


The image processing device has: a scanning direction decision unit which divides an captured image into a plurality of scanning regions and deciding a scanning direction of each scanning region based on a pattern edge captured in each scanning region in the captured image, a scanning order decision unit which performs a raster scan per pixel constituting each scanning region such that the scanning direction of each of the decided scanning region is directed to a horizontal direction of the raster scan, and a scanning image acquisition unit which acquires a scanning image by capturing each scanning region by the scanning-electron-microscope based on the decided scanning order.. .
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
01/01/15
20150002494

Apparatus and performing network connection in portable terminal


An apparatus and method for establishing a network connection in a portable terminal. The apparatus includes a controller, an image acquisition unit, and a code image analyzer.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
12/25/14
20140376087

Image processing apparatus, microscope system, and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit that acquires image information representing a fluorescence observation image of a specimen stained with hematoxylin-eosin, a spectrum generation unit that generates a plurality of spectra each representing a wavelength distribution of fluorescence intensity in a plurality of pixels in the fluorescence observation image, a pixel extraction unit that extracts at least two pixel groups with a feature of a particular spectrum from the plurality of pixels, and an image generation unit that generates an image based on the extracted pixel groups.. .
Olympus Corporation
12/18/14
20140372020

Vision augmented navigation


A navigation system may include at least one processing device configured to determine, based on an output of one or more position sensors associated with the navigation system, a current location of at least one component associated with the navigation system and determine a destination location different from the current location. The navigation system may also acquire, from one or more image acquisition devices, a plurality of images representative of an environment of a user of the navigation system and derive, from the plurality of images, visual information associated with at least one object in the environment.
12/18/14
20140371590

Biological optical measurement apparatus and ultrasound diagnostic apparatus


According to one embodiment, a biological optical measurement apparatus includes a light emission unit, plural detectors, an image acquisition unit, and a calculation unit. The light emission unit is arranged on a surface of a subject and configured to substantially vertically emit light from an emission surface of the light emission unit to the surface of the subject.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
12/18/14
20140369673

Ttl photographic wireless communication system and method with exposure compensation value transfer to a remote lighting device


A system and method for synchronizing a remote lighting device to a camera using a hot shoe connection and an external device connected via the hot shoe connector. The external device receives ttl data and a synchronization signal from the camera via the hot shoe connector.
Lab Partners Associates, Inc.
12/18/14
20140368542

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, print medium, and print-media set


There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an image that shows a real object including a primary recognition target and a secondary recognition target, and a control unit configured to set an augmented reality space associated with the image on the basis of image recognition of the primary recognition target, and configured to decide an augmented reality object to be arranged in the augmented reality space depending on the secondary recognition target that is recognized on the basis of the image recognition of the primary recognition target.. .
Sony Corporation
12/18/14
20140368539

Head wearable electronic device for augmented reality and generating augmented reality using the same


A head wearable electronic device has an image acquisition module, a physical characteristics recognition module, a see-through display module and a processing module, and a method for generating augmented reality is performed by the head wearable electronic device, and includes using the image acquisition module to acquire a first-person view (fpv) streaming video of a surrounding environment, using the processing module to calculate a stream of depth maps of an object and a body portion in the fpv streaming video of the surrounding environment according to the fpv streaming video, using the physical characteristics recognition module to keep track of the body portion and output motion data of the body portion, and using the processing module to display a virtual streaming video on the see-through display module according to the motion data and the stream of depth maps of the object and the body portion.. .
Arsenz Co., Ltd.
12/11/14
20140364730

Multi-headed imaging probe and imaging system using same


A diagnostic imaging system is provided that includes an image acquisition component, a transmitter operatively coupled to the image acquisition component to transmit a signal therefrom, and a beamformer operatively coupled to the image acquisition component to receive image data therefrom. Also included is a processor configured to assemble images from the acquired image data and a display configured to display the images.
12/11/14
20140364724

Method and magnetic resonance image acquisition control with administration of contrast agent


In a method and magnetic resonance apparatus to acquire diagnostic image data of a contrast agent-filled target area of a patient, a peak time of the test bolus in the target area is automatically determined, from which a wait period is then determined for administering the main bolus. After the main bolus has been administered to the patient, magnetic resonance images of the target area are acquired, and each is analyzed immediately after acquisition thereof to determine whether that image shows arrival of the contrast agent.
12/11/14
20140362203

Structured illumination projection with enhanced exposure control


A method for controlling a structured illumination pattern generating portion is provided for illuminating a workpiece during an image acquisition by a camera in a precision machine vision inspection system. A controllable spatial light modulator (e.g., a digital light processing projector) is part of the generating portion for generating the structured illumination pattern.
12/11/14
20140362084

Information processing device, authoring method, and program


There is provided an information processing device including an image acquisition unit configured to acquire an input image of a real space captured with an imaging device, a user interface unit configured to display the input image on a screen of a display device and detect a designated position designated by a user on the screen, a computation unit configured to compute a three-dimensional position of a virtual object in an augmented reality space from the designated position detected by the user interface unit, and an authoring unit configured to associate the three-dimensional position of the virtual object computed by the computation unit with the virtual object to store the three-dimensional position in a storage medium.. .
12/11/14
20140361771

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and reconstructed image acquisition method


In order to improve contrast and image quality in non-orthogonal measurement without sacrificing speed, in imaging which combines a fast imaging sequence for acquiring a plurality of echo signals in one shot with non-orthogonal system measurement, the shape of a blade in which an echo train of each shot is arranged includes a fan-shaped region having the radius and the arc of a circle centered on the origin of the k space, and a region overlapping an adjacent blade. During measurement, control is performed such that an echo signal for desired te of each blade is arranged in a low spatial frequency region of a k space, and during image reconstruction, body motion between the blades is corrected using data of the overlapping regions..
12/04/14
20140358011

Single shot high resolution conjunctival small vessel perfusion evaluating microvasculature in systemic and ocular vascular diseases


A system and method for generating high-resolution, small vessel perfusion maps (ncpms) of the ocular conjunctival microvasculature. Unlike current systems and methods, the present invention allows for the generation of ncpms using only a single raw image obtained in a single image acquisition step.
12/04/14
20140355826

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 based on a distance from the imaging section to the object when the imaging section has captured the image, a feature quantity calculation section that calculates a feature quantity from the acquired image, the feature quantity relating to at least one of a color, a brightness, a color difference, and a spectrum of the object, a learning feature quantity storage section that stores a learning feature quantity calculated by a learning process based on the distance from the imaging section to the object, and a detection section that detects a target area from the image based on the learning feature quantity, the distance information, and the feature quantity.. .
12/04/14
20140355729

Nuclear plant manipulator system


A nuclear plant manipulator system is disclosed which can include a manipulator with an image acquisition device and remote-control drive, a remote-operating device, as well as an analysis device for analyzing image data of the image acquisition device. The analysis device can be configured in such a way that when the manipulator moves along a path of movement based on image data, respective known objects that are found along the path of movement are automatically identified, and when such an object is passed, depending on the direction, an object counter is incremented or decremented, whereby the current value of the object counter is provided to the remote-operating device.
12/04/14
20140354835

System and stabilizing digital image sequences


The present invention relates to the field of image processing and image stabilization methodologies used on image acquisition and processing systems. A method and apparatus to generate an image sequence output that is stable and free of any sudden jumps from an image sequence input acquired with an imaging system whose line of sight is fixed but may drift in time, and by efficiently updating the reference frames that are used in the image stabilization, the method can be optimized..
12/04/14
20140354799

Pattern inspection method and pattern inspection apparatus


According to one embodiment, a pattern inspection method includes acquiring a first image using a first condition by irradiating an electron beam onto a pattern to be inspected, acquiring a second image using a second condition by irradiating the electron beam onto the pattern, the second condition being different from the first condition, and judging the existence/absence of defects of the pattern by comparing the first image and the second image. A pattern inspection apparatus includes an electron source, a converging part, a stage, an image acquisition part, a controller and a judgment part.
12/04/14
20140354792

Assistive device for positioning a medical instrument relative to an internal organ of a patient


The invention relates to an assistive device for positioning a medical instrument (2) inserted into a natural duct (100) or an artificial duct of a patient relative to an internal organ (p) of a patient, wherein the device comprises a support (1) that is to be inserted at least in part into the body of the patient and supports the medical instrument, means for moving the support, wherein said movement means comprise an articulated arm (9) that includes a plurality of degrees of freedom for moving a proximal end (1a) of the support, means for acquiring images of the internal organ for positioning the medical instrument relative to the internal organ, wherein the image acquisition means comprise a probe (5) supported by the support such that the medical instrument and the probe are rigidly connected, and a control unit (10) for controlling the movement means, which is connected to the image acquisition means and comprises image analyzing means (11) for generating control commands for the articulated arm in order to control at least one movement of the medical instrument relative to the internal organ. The invention further relates to a method for controlling such a device..
11/27/14
20140349004

Dtpa derivative, metal complex, mr and ct contrast agent and manufacturing same


The present invention relates to dtpa derivatives capable of forming complexes by combining with metals and the like, metal complexes formed by combining with the dtpa derivatives, mr and ct contrast agents including gold (au) nano-particles of which surfaces are coated with the metal complexes, and a method for manufacturing the same. The mr and ct contrast agents according to the present invention have a high magnetic relaxation rate, thereby providing an excellent contrast enforcement effect and a long image acquisition time.
11/27/14
20140348401

Image processing apparatus, medical imaging device and image processing method


An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a scanning protocol creation unit, an image acquisition unit, a post-processing unit, and a storage unit. The scanning protocol creation unit creates a scanning protocol for a particular part of body of an object.
11/27/14
20140348382

People counting device and people trajectory analysis device


The people counting device includes an image acquisition unit to acquire an image from an imaging device, a head coordinate detection unit to detect a head coordinate of a target person from the image, a foot coordinate estimation unit to estimate a foot coordinate of the target person from the detected head coordinate, an individual region detection unit to perform region segmentation of the image and to give an attribute to each of regions, a foot coordinate correction unit to determine whether the target person overlaps another person based on the given attribute and to correct the foot coordinate of the target person estimated by the foot coordinate estimation unit when the persons are determined to overlap each other, a foot coordinate region inside/outside determination unit to determine whether the foot coordinate exists in a detection region set in the image, and a people counting unit to count foot coordinates.. .
11/27/14
20140348296

X-ray imaging guiding system for positioning a patient


The present invention relates to guiding in positioning a region of interest of a patient for x-ray image acquisition. In order to improve and facilitate positioning of a patient for x-ray image acquisitions, an x-ray imaging guiding system (10) for positioning a patient for x-ray image acquisitions is provided, comprising an x-ray detector arrangement (12), and adaptable graphical positioning information (14).
11/27/14
20140347665

Device and measuring phase retardation distribution and fast axis azimuth angle distribution in real time


Device and method for measuring phase retardation distribution and fast axis azimuth angle distribution of birefringence sample in real time. The device consists of a collimating light source, a circular polarizer, a diffractive beam-splitting component, a quarter-wave plate, an analyzer array, a charge coupled device (ccd) image sensor and a computer with an image acquisition card.
11/27/14
20140347508

Zero delay photographic synchronization system and method


A method of synchronizing a remote device to image acquisition by a camera body including detecting a predictor signal of the camera body that occurs a known time prior to shutter opening. The detected predictor signal is used to determine a time to synchronize the remote device to image acquisition via wireless communication.
11/27/14
20140347447

Optical sectioning of a sample and detection of particles in a sample


An apparatus for obtaining a plurality of images of a sample includes a sample device suitable for holding a liquid sample; a first optical detection assembly including a first image acquisition device, the first optical detection assembly having an optical axis and an object plane, the object plane including an image acquisition area from which electromagnetic waves can be detected as an image by the first image acquisition device; one translation unit arranged to move the sample device and the first optical detection assembly relative to each other; and an image illumination device, wherein the apparatus is arranged to move the sample device and the first optical detection assembly relative to each other along a scanning path, which defines an angle theta relative to the optical axis, wherein theta is in the range of about 0.3 to about 89.7 degrees.. .
11/27/14
20140347445

3d image acquisition apparatus and driving the same


Provided is a 3-dimensional (3d) image acquisition apparatus and a method of driving the same. The 3d image acquisition apparatus includes a light source, an optical shutter, an image sensor, an image signal processor, and a controller.
11/20/14
20140343424

System and electromechanical wave imaging of body structures


A system and method for detecting electromechanical wave propagation within a body structure of a patient in a series of image frames representing movement the body structure. Image data is acquired comprising a series of image frames corresponding to the movement of a body structure.
11/20/14
20140341461

Image processing apparatus, distortion-corrected map creation apparatus, and semiconductor measurement apparatus


Image processing apparatus includes: interpolation process image acquisition means for acquiring an interpolation process image of prescribed size which includes an interpolation point of an inputted image; fourier transform means for subjecting the interpolation process image which is acquired with the interpolation process image acquisition means to fourier transform; phase change means for changing, a phase of each value of the transformed interpolation process image which has been subjected to fourier transform by the fourier transform means, such that the interpolation point migrates to a desired nearby integer coordinate position; inverse fourier transform means for subjecting the interpolation process image whose phase has been changed by the phase change means, to inverse fourier transform; interpolation value determination means for adopting an interpolation point, a value of a pixel at the integer coordinate position, from the transformed interpolation process image subjected to inverse fourier transform by the inverse fourier transform means.. .
11/20/14
20140341337

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.
11/20/14
20140340571

Illuminator for an image acquisition system


An illuminator includes: a body with an opening, for receiving optical means; illuminating means arranged around the opening in a frontal face of this body and commandable to illuminate a space in front of the frontal face, electronic control means of the illuminator; heat dissipating means; connecting means for removably fixing the illuminator at least to the optical apparatus. The body of the illuminator includes a rear face opposite the frontal face which includes a plurality of distinct functional case elements positioned around the opening for receiving at least the electronic control means and/or which defines the heat dissipating means and/or the connecting means, in such a manner as to enable an operator, when the optical apparatus is associated with the illuminator, to access the optical means to dismantle the optical means from the apparatus and/or adjust optical adjusting means of the optical means..
11/20/14
20140340504

Microscope system


A microscope system including: an observation optical system acquiring an image of an observation position of a sample; a stimulation optical system irradiating the sample with stimulation light; an observation position setting section setting the observation positions; a stimulation position setting section setting a common stimulation position; a stage switching the observation positions; a synchronization condition setting section setting a common synchronization condition in which the timing of the image acquisition is associated with the timing of the irradiation with stimulation light; an observation condition registration section registering the common stimulation position and the common synchronization condition as observation conditions associated with each of the observation positions; and a control section, according to the registered conditions, switching the observation positions, making the observation optical system acquire an image of each of the observation positions, and making the stimulation optical system irradiate each of the stimulation positions with stimulation light.. .
11/13/14
20140336502

Device with simultaneous x-ray and infrared image acquisition and processing system for enhanced breast imaging


The embodiments herein discloses a device with simultaneous x-ray and infrared acquisition and processing systems for an enhance breast imaging. The device has a positioning assembly housed inside a closed chamber and provided with the infrared and x-ray imaging systems to simultaneously capture an infra red image and an x-ray image of the breast under examination.
11/13/14
20140335794

System and automated testing of mobile computing devices


Methods and systems are disclosed that determine a device's operational characteristics, and then self-adjusts to the device's capabilities. Operational characteristics of the device can provide use cases, which can include, without limitation, voice calls, email (push or manual), bluetooth, wifi, wimax or other near-range or midrange wireless protocol communication (synchronized, idle or active), video or audio playback (streaming over a network or local from a local memory store), global positioning system (gps) communication, web browsing, short messaging service (sms), camera (image acquisition, manipulation, editing and storage), and other use cases..
11/13/14
20140334671

Object recognition apparatus and method


An object recognition apparatus and method are disclosed. The object recognition apparatus includes: a skin color db storing skin color information; a pattern light generator that irradiates a pattern light onto an object, which is a part of a human body; an image acquisition unit that receives the pattern light reflected from the object and generates a pattern light image of the object; and an operation unit that recognizes the object based on the skin color information and the pattern light image..
11/13/14
20140333840

Video output apparatus and video input determination method


A video output apparatus outputs one of image information items received from external storage units. The video output apparatus includes input interfaces, an image information acquisition unit that acquires the image information items from the external storage units through the input interfaces, an output object management unit that manages one of the image information items as an output object among the image information items, an image information presence determination unit that sends a notification of presence or absence of image information to the output object management unit for each of the input interfaces based on whether image acquisition information for acquiring image information has been acquired, and an output unit that outputs an image information item acquired through one of the input interfaces associated with the notification of the presence of image information received from the image information presence determination unit..
11/13/14
20140333834

Multiple-sensor image acquisition system


Each of a first and second image acquisition device includes: a circuit for providing a primary clock signal and a frequency synthesizing circuit capable of generating at least one secondary clock signal from said primary clock signal. The frequency synthesizing circuit in each image acquisition device has a fractional phase-locked loop configuration.
11/13/14
20140333808

Customizable image acquisition sensor and processing system


An image sensor that includes a first imaging array and a fpga processor that processes images captured by the imaging array to provide information about the scene projected on the first imaging array is disclosed. The fpga processor is connected to the first imaging array and includes an interface for receiving images from the first imaging array and an interface to an image storage memory that stores a plurality of images.
11/13/14
20140333733

System and providing 3-dimensional images


Disclosed herein are a system and method for providing 3-dimensional (3d) images. The system includes: an image capturing apparatus that acquires an image of a subject; an accelerometer that measures acceleration; and a controller that synchronizes a series of images acquired by the image capturing apparatus with the respective locations of the images of the series.
11/13/14
20140333728

Method of enhanced depth image acquisition


The present invention provides a method and apparatus for depth image acquisition of an object wherein at least two time-of-flight cameras are provided and the object is illuminated with a plurality of different light emission states by emitting light signals from each camera. Measurements of the light reflected by the object during each light emission state are obtained at all the cameras wherein the measurements may then be used to optimise the depth images at each of the cameras..
11/13/14
20140333653

Method and system for providing access to image system services


A method and system according to the disclosure facilitates subscription based access to services for image systems including an image acquisition device configured to generate image data describing a target object in a target area of the image acquisition device and an image display device configured to generate a human perceptible rendering of the target object based on the image data.. .
11/13/14
20140333587

Interactive projection apparatus and the positioning the interactive pen


The invention discloses an interactive projection apparatus, which includes a control device, a projection device, an image acquisition device, and an interactive pen, wherein position identification unit of the control device employs a position identification image to identify installation mode of the projection device, and the position identification image is longitudinally asymmetric about its horizontal centerline, and is laterally asymmetric about the vertical centerline. The invention also discloses a positioning method of the interactive pen of the interactive projection apparatus: projecting the position identification image onto the projection plane; collecting the position identification projection image on the projection plane; identifying the installation mode of the projection device according to the relationship between the position identification projection image and the position identification image; collecting the coordinate of the position pointed by the interactive pen on the projection image, and calculating the corresponding coordinate on the image to be projected.
11/13/14
20140333467

Object detection device


An object detection device includes: a target information acquisition section that acquires information regarding a radar target detected by a radar and information regarding an image target detected by an image acquisition unit; and an object detection section that detects the presence of an object on the basis of whether or not each of a position of the radar target and a position of the image target are within a predetermined range. The object detection section determines whether or not the object is a pedestrian, and expands the predetermined range when it is determined that the object is a pedestrian from that when it is determined that the object is not a pedestrian..
11/13/14
20140331495

Terminal crimping machine with a terminal feed alignment aid


A terminal crimping machine includes an applicator having a movable ram and an anvil. The anvil is located in a crimping zone and configured to receive a terminal thereon.
11/06/14
20140330077

Surgical trocars and image acquisition method using the same


Surgical trocars, and image acquisition method using the same, include a body having a passage configured to receive at least one surgical instrument, and at least one camera movably coupled to an outer wall of the body.. .
11/06/14
20140328462

Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, medical image processing method, and x-ray diagnostic method


According to one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus includes an image storage part, an image acquisition part, an information addition part and an image composition part. The image storage part stores the first x-ray image data corresponding to different time phases and corresponding to a region including a roi.
11/06/14
20140327763

Image acquisition apparatus


An image acquisition apparatus includes: an image acquisition lens that focuses light from a subject; an imaging device that detects an image signal by capturing the light focused by the image acquisition lens; and a microlens array that is provided between the imaging device and the image acquisition lens so that there is a space, in the direction of the optical axis, between the microlens array and a focal plane of the image acquisition lens, in which the microlens array is formed by setting, in an array in a direction intersecting the optical axis, a plurality of microlenses that each focus incident light to form an image in an imaging plane of the imaging device and that are of two or more types having an identical focal distance and different effective diameters.. .
10/30/14
20140323850

Method and ekg trigger device for correcting an ekg signal in magnetic resonance image acquisition


In a method to correct an ekg signal, the ekg signal is acquired, and used for r-spike triggering, during a magnetic resonance (mr) image acquisition sequence that produces interference signals in the ekg signal generated by gradient jumps, wherein the gradient jumps repeat at a fixed time interval, and wherein the duration of a cardiac cycle measured via the ekg signal is at least five times the time interval. During at least a first cardiac cycle, immediately after detection of the r-spike in the ekg signal no detection of the r-spike for triggering takes place for a dead time that is shorter than the duration of the cardiac cycle and during which the mr sequence is already running, and the ekg signal is acquired in that dead time as a reference signal.


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