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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Analysi-related patents
02/04/16
20160037194 
 Adaptive video streaming patent thumbnailAdaptive video streaming
A method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission are provided. A link aggregation method involves identifying controller network ports to a source connected to the same subnetwork; producing packets associating corresponding controller network ports selected by the source cpu for substantially uniform selection; and transmitting the packets to their corresponding network ports.
Avigilon Corporation


02/04/16
20160037165 
 Image data generation and analysis for network transmission patent thumbnailImage data generation and analysis for network transmission
A method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission are provided. A link aggregation method involves identifying controller network ports to a source connected to the same subnetwork; producing packets associating corresponding controller network ports selected by the source cpu for substantially uniform selection; and transmitting the packets to their corresponding network ports.
Avigilon Corporation


02/04/16
20160037154 
 Image processing system and method patent thumbnailImage processing system and method
The present invention provides an image processing system and method, the image processing system uses at least two cameras, and the location of the cameras can be changed due to the easiness of installation onto a vehicle and number of the cameras around the vehicle. The present invention uses the image analysis method to evaluate the depth of objects around the vehicle, and then generate a 3d model with depth information to reduce the distortion of the image.
National Taiwan University


02/04/16
20160035108 
 Systems, devices, and methods for tracking and compensating for patient motion during a medical imaging scan patent thumbnailSystems, devices, and methods for tracking and compensating for patient motion during a medical imaging scan
A motion tracking system for dynamic tracking of and compensation for motion of a patient during a magnetic resonance scan comprises a first camera positioned to view an optical marker along a first line of sight; a second camera positioned to view the optical marker along a second line of sight; and a computer system configured to analyze images generated by the first and second cameras to determine changes in position of the optical marker, and to generate tracking data for use by a magnetic resonance scanner to dynamically adjust scans to compensate for the changes in position of the optical marker, wherein the computer system is configured to dynamically adapt its image analysis to utilize images from all cameras that are currently viewing the optical marker.. .
Kineticor, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035105 
 Movement indication patent thumbnailMovement indication
A method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission are provided. A link aggregation method involves identifying controller network ports to a source connected to the same subnetwork; producing packets associating corresponding controller network ports selected by the source cpu for substantially uniform selection; and transmitting the packets to their corresponding network ports.
Avigilon Corporation


02/04/16
20160035101 
 Real-time, interactive image analysis patent thumbnailReal-time, interactive image analysis
Systems and methods for real-time, interactive image analysis are disclosed. An example system includes a computing device configured to: generate a segmentation of the image in real-time based on a position of a movable pointer on the display and update the segmentation based on a change to the position of the pointer on the display; generate a representation of the object based on the segmentation, wherein the representation is simplified from the image of the object and includes an outline of the object based on the generated segmentation including the first center and the first significant axis; calculate measurements for the object based on the segmentation including the first center and the first significant axis; and display the representation and the measurements via the display..
General Electric Company


02/04/16
20160034763 
 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, moving image publishing system, moving image publishing method, and recording medium patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, image processing method, moving image publishing system, moving image publishing method, and recording medium
A plurality of frame images are extracted from a moving image, and image analysis is performed to determine a scene of each frame image. The plurality of frame images are divided into divided frame image groups according to a replay order of the moving image while taking one frame image different from the scenes of preceding and following frame images in the replay order of the moving image, or two or more frame images, in which the same scene is consecutive, as a divided frame image group.
Fujifilm Corporation


02/04/16
20160034559 
 Method and device for classifying content patent thumbnailMethod and device for classifying content
A device configured to classify images, includes a user interface configured to receive an input of selecting an image from the images, and a controller configured to determine attribute information of the selected image or image analysis information of the selected image, and classify the images based on the attribute information or the image analysis information.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160027208 
 Image analysis method patent thumbnailImage analysis method
Determining geometric information of the points located within a region, by identifying the highest level tree nodes where all of the descendent leaf nodes are contained within the region and selecting the leaf nodes for the points where no sub-tree is entirely contained within the region, such that such that the points falling within the region are represented by the smallest number of nodes and performing statistical operations on the nodes representing the points in the region, the statistical measures being determined from the moments of the properties stored within the identified tree nodes.. .

01/28/16
20160027174 
 Image processing apparatus and method patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus and method
An image processing techniques and apparatuses providing image analysis that calculates a feature value of an input frame image; compares the feature value of the frame image with a feature value of a previous frame image or standard frame image to determine an area corresponding to a change of the feature value and a degree of the change of the feature value in the input frame image. A color-coded display of the corresponding area may be generated based on the degree of change..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160025727 

Automated imaging and analysis of the hemagglutination inhibition assay (hai)


A system and method provide for high through put determination of agglutination states. The system includes a rotating table and multiple plate tilting stations.
Sanofi Pasteur Vaxdesign Corporation


01/28/16
20160025481 

In vitro determination of sunscreen protection based on image analysis of sunscreens applied to skin


Described herein are processes, apparati, and substrates for acquiring images of sunscreen films on human skin for in vitro determination of sunscreen protection factors (spf) incorporating image analyses.. .
Suncare Research Laboratories, Llc


01/21/16
20160019425 

Content playback system, server, mobile terminal, content playback method, and recording medium


Selected image data or specific information thereon is stored in association with moving image data as a management marker of a selected image. The selected image data is selected from among still image data extracted from the moving image data.
Fujifilm Corporation


01/21/16
20160017283 

Systems and methods for culturing epithelial cells


The present invention features assays for co-culturing primary cells while maintaining key biological activities specific to the primary cells. The invention is based, at least in part, on the discovery that compositions and methods for primary cells in a high-throughput co-culture platform, image analysis for distinguishing cells in co-cultures and assays that are suitable for screening of agents in epithelial cells, such as hepatocytes..
The Board Institute, Inc.


01/14/16
20160014540 

Soundbar audio content control using image analysis


A soundbar is described which includes a camera. The camera can be used to capture images of a listener as speakers of the soundbar output audio content to the listener.
Imagination Technologies Limited


01/14/16
20160012578 

Automatic image orientation and straightening through image analysis


Systems, methods, and computer readable media for adjusting the orientation of an image frame and a scene depicted in the image frame are described. In general, techniques are disclosed for analyzing an image with one or more feature detectors to identify features in the image.
Apple Inc.


01/14/16
20160012314 

Ensemble sparse models for image analysis and restoration


Methods and systems for recovering corrupted/degraded images using approximations obtained from an ensemble of multiple sparse models are disclosed. Sparse models may represent images parsimoniously using elementary patterns from a “dictionary” matrix.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State Uniiversity


01/14/16
20160012278 

Image analysis for making animal measurements including 3-d image analysis


A computer-implemented image analysis process including accessing image data and range data representing an image of an animal, measuring an object volume from the range data and estimating the animal's weight using the dimensions representing the animal's size. A database containing relative volume and weight information can then be used to accurately predict the animal's weight from calculating its volume..
Plf Agritech Pty Ltd


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
20160005171 

Image analysis device, image analysis system, and image analysis method


An image analysis device according to the present invention includes a storage unit storing an image and information of a detected object included in the image, an input unit receiving a target image serving as a target in which an object is detected, a similar image search unit searching for a similar image having a feature quantity similar to a feature quantity extracted from the target image and the information of the object included in the similar image from the storage unit, a parameter deciding unit deciding a parameter used in a detection process performed on the target image based on the information of the object included in the similar image, a detecting unit detecting an object from the target image according to the decided parameter, a registering unit accumulating the target image in the storage unit, and a data output unit outputting the information of the detected object.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.


01/07/16
20160005149 

Automated seamline construction for high-quality high-resolution orthomosaics


A system for semi-automated feature extraction comprising an image analysis server that receives and initializes a plurality of raster images, a feature extraction server that identifies and extracts image features, a mosaic server that assembles mosaics from multiple images, and a rendering engine that provides visual representations of images for review by a human user, and a method for generating a cost raster utilizing the system of the invention.. .
Digitalglobe, Inc.


01/07/16
20160001185 

Method and systems for sports simulations


A sports simulator calculates the rotational and translational velocity of a sports object. The rotational velocity is calculated using image analysis.
Full-swing Golf, Inc.


12/31/15
20150378102 

Feedback system for improving the stability of a co2 laser based splicing and tapering apparatus


An apparatus for splicing and tapering optical fibers employing a feedback system for stabilizing the laser output is disclosed. The apparatus may include a laser illuminating a target-area of one or more optical fibers by a laser beam; one or more cameras receiving light from one or more areas of the fibers and forming images of the one or more areas; a beam sampler detector sampling the beam power; and a controller receiving images from the camera and a signal from the power sampler.
Afl Telecommunications Llc


12/31/15
20150375679 

Apparatus and displaying vehicle information


A method for displaying vehicle information includes: photographing a front image of a driver's own vehicle at a time of driving with a cruise control feature activated; overlappingly matching the front image with an augmented reality display region of a head-up display; performing image analysis on the front image after the front image matches the augmented reality display region; determining a position of a preceding vehicle within the augmented reality display region according to the image analysis result; and controlling a display of the preceding vehicle information according to the position of the preceding vehicle.. .
Hyundai Motor Company


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.


12/24/15
20150373305 

Fast measurement of droplet parameters in industrial printing system


A droplet measurement system (dms) is used in concern with an industrial printer used to fabricate a thin film layer of a flat panel electronic device. A clear tape serves as a printing substrate to receive droplets from hundreds of nozzles simultaneously, while an optics system photographs the deposited droplets through the tape (i.e., through a side opposite the printhead).
Kateeva, Inc.


12/24/15
20150371377 

Method and system for inspection of a patterned structure


A method and a system for inspection of a patterned structure are provided. In various embodiments, the method for inspection of a patterned structure includes transferring the patterned structure into a microscope.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


12/17/15
20150363943 

Recommendations utilizing visual image analysis


Disclosed are various embodiments for generating recommendations utilizing visual image analysis. A digital image provided by a client device is analyzed to identify an empty region in a setting embodied in the digital image.
A9.com, Inc.


12/17/15
20150361512 

Image analysis based process control of processes for production of sugar from lignocellulosic biomass


There is provided a method of producing a hydrolysate containing sugar from a lingocellulosic biomass, comprising the steps of: a) pretreating the lingocellulosic biomass in a pretreatment process to form a slurry comprising cellulosic particles; b) saccharification of the slurry obtained in step a) in the presence of hydrolytic enzymes in an enzymatic hydrolysis process to obtain a hydrolysate containing sugar; c) analyzing cellulosic particles present in the slurry obtained in step a) and/or cellulosic particles present in the enzymatic hydrolysis process during step b) using an image analysis method to obtain a data set; and d) controlling at least one process parameter of the pretreatment process in step a) and/or enzymatic hydrolysis process in step b) in response to the data set obtained in step c). A corresponding system is also provided..
Sekab E-technology Ab


12/10/15
20150358626 

Image encoding apparatus, image analyzing apparatus, image encoding method, and image analyzing method


According to an image encoding apparatus, an image analyzing apparatus, an image encoding method, and an image analyzing method, the image encoding apparatus, on carrying out encoding, outputs encoded data to which texture encoded data which is made by encoding an image and additional information encoded data which is made by encoding additional information including information necessary for analyzing the image data are multiplexed, and the image analyzing apparatus demultiplexes the additional information encoded data from the encoded data, decodes the additional information encoded data, and analyzes the additional information. The image analysis is performed without decoding the texture encoded data, and thus the computation quantity related to the decoding process of the encoded data can be reduced..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


12/10/15
20150358488 

Method for identifying print control elements for quality data acquisition and interface having a code for identifying print control elements


A method for identifying print control elements for quality data acquisition includes encoding position information in a human-readable identification code, encoding specific print job information and the human-readable identification code in a machine-readable data code, positioning the codes alongside their associated print control element on a printing substrate, photographing the printed print control element and adjacent machine-readable data code using information from adjacent identification code, and processing data with a mobile communication device having a camera function and communications interface. Image data produced are exporting to a support computer via the communications interface.
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Ag


12/10/15
20150356896 

Apparatus and image analysis and image display


Apparatuses and methods for image analysis and image display are provided. The image display apparatus includes a storage device, a thermo sensor, a processor, and a display.
Wistron Corporation


12/10/15
20150356736 

Edit guided processing time-lapse image analysis


A computerized mask edit guided processing method for time-lapse image analysis performs by a computer program an assisted mask editing on an input image sequence to generate mask edit data, and performs a mask edit guided processing using the image sequence and the mask edit data. A computerized track edit guided processing method for time-lapse image analysis performs by a computer program an assisted track editing on an input image sequence to generate track edit data, and performs a track edit guided processing using the image sequence and the track edit data.
Drvision Technologies Llc


12/03/15
20150348456 

Apparatus and image analysis and image display


An apparatus and a method for image analysis and image display are provided. The image display apparatus includes a storage device, a processor, and a display.
Wistron Corporation


12/03/15
20150348302 

Imaging device, image processing method, and recording medium


An imaging device includes an imaging unit that images a subject so as to obtain first image data, an image processing unit that performs image processing on the first image data so as to obtain second image data, a first storage unit in which image data including one or both of the first image data and the second image data is stored, an image analysis unit that analyzes a feature of the image data stored in the first storage unit, a scenario generation unit that generates scenario data on the basis of an analysis result of the image analysis unit, a scenario changing unit that performs setting so as to change the scenario data, and an image collage processing unit that combines the plural pieces of image data stored in the first storage unit on the basis of the scenario data so as to generate the image collage data.. .
Olympus Corporation


12/03/15
20150348204 

Method for assessing hail damage


A method comprises capturing a 3-dimensional image of a property damage. The image transferred to a processing system at least configured for image analysis.

12/03/15
20150348019 

Image analysis for account authorization


Payment devices have physical characteristics and these physical characteristic may change in predictable ways. Further, backgrounds may also have physical characteristics which may change in predictable ways.
Visa International Service Association


12/03/15
20150347702 

Image analysis for breast cancer prognosis


Heterogeneity for biomarkers in a tissue sample can be calculated. A heterogeneity score can be combined with an immunohistochemistry combination score to provide breast cancer recurrence prognosis.
The University Of Melbourne


12/03/15
20150346823 

System and selecting gesture controls based on a location of a device


An information handling system a memory, a camera, an image analysis module, and an action module. The memory is configured to store a mapping of a plurality gestures to a plurality of operations to be performed in the information handling system.
Dell Products, Lp


12/03/15
20150346344 

Ladar sensor for landing, docking and approach


A system for landing or docking a mobile platform is enabled by a flash ladar sensor having an adaptive controller with automatic gain control (agc). Range gating in the ladar sensor penetrates through diffuse reflectors.
Advanced Scientific Concepts, Inc.


12/03/15
20150344010 

Systems and methods for calculating trailer brake control parameters


Systems and vehicles for calculating trailer brake control parameters are disclosed. A system for calculating a trailer brake control parameter includes one or more processors, one or more memory modules communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, and machine readable instructions stored in the one or more memory modules.
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.


12/03/15
20150342563 

Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus


An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to an embodiment includes an ultrasonic image generating circuitry, an imaging circuitry, a body mark storage and a body mark selection circuitry. The ultrasonic image generating circuitry generates an ultrasonic image via a probe brought into contact with a surface of an object.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


11/26/15
20150339517 

Method and automated analysis and identification of a person in image and video content


A method, apparatus, and computer readable medium for identifying a person in an image includes an image analyzer. The image analyzer determines the content of an image such as a person, location, and object shown in the image.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


11/26/15
20150336547 

Systems and methods for braking a vehicle based on a detected object


Systems and methods are provided for detecting an object and causing a vehicle to brake based on the detection. In one implementation, an object detecting and braking system for a vehicle includes at least one image capture device configured to acquire a plurality of images of an area including an object in front of the vehicle.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


11/12/15
20150326799 

Reducing camera interference using image analysis


Various embodiments relating to reducing camera interference are disclosed. In one embodiment, an infrared image of a scene may be received from a camera that emits infrared light.
Microsoft Corporation


11/12/15
20150325000 

Method and motion detection


Image analysis techniques may be employed to identify moving and/or static object within a sequence of spatial data frames (102, 300). Attributes of interest may be identified within a sequence of spatial data frames (102, 300).
Arria Data2text Limited


11/12/15
20150324982 

Automated image system for scoring changes in quantitative interstitial lung disease


Automated image analysis systems and methods are disclosed to quantify change in fibrosis and interstitial lung disease. The system generates scoring changes in quantitative interstitial lung disease (qild) by filtering the uploaded images to minimize cross-site variability within images, sampling from a grid of pixels or voxels within the ct images, classifying individual pixels or voxels within downloaded images based on one or more selected texture features, generating a qild score for each image based on selected features within the image, and calculating a transition between qild scores within the plurality of ct images..
The Regents Of The University Of California


11/12/15
20150324644 

Method and image collection and analysis


A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a processor that can detect an event, access location information for a group of mobile communication devices that are each automatically capturing images, and identify a subset of the group of mobile communication devices that are in proximity to the event based on the location information. The processor can provide first image analysis criteria to the subset of the group of mobile communication devices without providing the first image analysis criteria to remaining devices of the group of mobile communication devices where the first image analysis criteria includes first characteristics associated with an object.
At&t Mobility Ii Llc


11/12/15
20150324614 

Image analysis


Provided is a method for performing analysis on an image. An image is provided to users, wherein contents of the image are hidden from the users.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


11/12/15
20150320339 

System and analyzing patient orientation, location and movement


Systems, devices and methods for analyzing the movement, orientation, and location of patients and other users within a hospital, nursing home, or other setting where patient monitoring is desired. One or more sensors or markers are positioned on the body of the user, and a plurality of readers or transceivers in known relative location within the patient care environment detect or communicate with the sensors or markers to identify user location.
Centauri Medical Inc.


11/12/15
20150320313 

Portable medical device and quantitative retinal image analysis through a smartphone


The present invention essentially consists of an integrated system that allows acquisition and quantitative analysis of high-resolution images of the retina. The integrated system includes an optical device and a software app.
Universita Della Calabria


11/05/15
20150317803 

Meat assessment device


A method for assessing the quality of a piece of meat may be described. The method may include creating a plurality of cross-sectional images through a piece of meat.
Empire Technology Development Llc


11/05/15
20150317509 

Interactive and automated tissue image analysis with global training database and variable-abstraction processing in cytological specimen classification and laser capture microdissection applications


A system and method for performing tissue image analysis and region of interest identification for further processing applications such as laser capture microdissection is provided. The invention provides three-stage processing with flexible state transition that allows image recognition to be performed at an appropriate level of abstraction.
Life Technologies Corporation


11/05/15
20150317504 

System for lightweight image processing


An embodiment in accordance with the present invention provides a system and method for image analysis and processing. The present invention provides a software package for processing afm data.
The Johns Hopkins University


11/05/15
20150314420 

Polycrystalline diamond construction and making same


A polycrystalline diamond construction comprising a body of polycrystalline diamond material is formed of a mass of diamond grains exhibiting inter-granular bonding and defining a plurality of interstitial regions therebetween, and a non-diamond phase at least partially filling a plurality of the interstitial regions to form non-diamond phase pools, the non-diamond phase pools each having an individual cross-sectional area. The percentage of non-diamond phase in the total area of a cross-section of the body of polycrystalline diamond material and the mean of the individual cross-sectional areas of the non-diamond phase pools in the image analysed using an image analysis technique at a selected magnification is less than 0.7, or less than 0.340 microns squared, or between around 0.005 to 0.340 microns squared depending on the percentage of non-diamond phase in the total area of the cross-section of the polycrystalline diamond construction.
Element Six Abrasives S.a.


10/29/15
20150310683 

Identification device, portable key device, lock device, and identifying a portable key device


An identification device includes a portable key device which has a first memory device for storing an associated identifier and a projector device which is configured to project an optical code matrix, which is based on the identifier, as an image, and a lock device which is configured to detect the image of the optical code matrix projected by the projector device via a sensor device, and to carry out an image analysis of the detected image of the optical code matrix via an identification device, and on the basis thereof, to identify the portable key device with the aid of a comparison of the identifier analyzed from the optical code matrix with identifiers stored in a second memory device of the lock device.. .

10/29/15
20150310313 

Visibility estimation device, visibility estimation method, and safe driving support system


A device to estimate visibility change of surroundings, including: an image recognition unit that detects a landmark by analyzing an image; an information storage unit that records, as a detection history in the past, an image analysis result of the landmark detected by the image recognition unit and a detection position when the landmark is detected by the image recognition unit; and a visibility judgment unit that estimates, when the landmark corresponding to the detection history recorded in the information storage unit is detected again by the image recognition unit, change in visibility on the basis of comparison between a detection position when detected again and the detection position in the past recorded in the information storage unit.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


10/22/15
20150302239 

Information processor and information processing method


An image storage section 48 stores shot image data with a plurality of resolutions transmitted from an imaging device. Depth images 152 with a plurality of resolutions are generated using stereo images with a plurality of resolution levels from the shot image data (s10).
Sony Computer Entrtainment Inc.


10/22/15
20150301179 

Method and device for determining an orientation of an object


The invention relates to a method for determining a spatial orientation of an auxiliary measurement object for a laser tracker, said measurement object having reference features which provide points of light. The tracker has a base, a support which can be pivoted in a motorized manner, a pivoting unit which can be rotated about a tilting axis in a motorized manner and which comprises an image capturing unit for capturing an image of the points of light, and a beam source for emitting a laser beam.
Leica Geosystems Ag


10/22/15
20150301174 

Security system using ladar-based sensors


A security sensor system comprises one or more laser detection and ranging (ladar) sensors configured for accumulation of three-dimensional image data. In one embodiment, the one or more ladar sensors each comprise a ladar device, such as a mems device, configured to transmit a plurality of laser pulses, and a microprocessor operatively coupled to the ladar device.
Honeywell International Inc.


10/22/15
20150300941 

Method for characterising particles by image analysis


A method for characterizing particles including: producing at least one image of the particles of a sample with a scanning electron microscope, capturing and processing the image. The processing includes: for each usable particle, measuring maximum feret length and minimum feret width of same; defining a geometric model of the particle from the maximum feret length and minimum feret width of same; calculating a projected area of the particle from the geometric model and the minimum feret width of same; calculating a volume of the particle from the geometric model, the projected area and the maximum feret length of same; calculating a characteristic particle size on the basis of the geometric model, the minimum feret width and maximum feret length; calculating a volume shape factor from the volume and characteristic size..
Commissariat à L'énergie Atomique Et Aux énergies Alternatives


10/22/15
20150298205 

Hoisting type continuous casting device, hoisting type continuous casting method, and solidification interface detection device


A hoisting type continuous casting device includes a keeping furnace, a first shape regulating member, an imaging section, an image analysis section, and a casting control section. The keeping furnace keeps a melt.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


10/15/15
20150294480 

Control device for communicating visual information


Methods and systems for processing input by a computing device are presented. One method includes operations for receiving images of a control device that includes an object section, and for determining a location of the control device utilizing image analysis for each captured image.

10/15/15
20150294453 

Image analysis apparatus mounted to vehicle


An image of a region in front of a vehicle is picked up by a camera and analyzed by a control unit to learn a focus-of-expansion position. The control unit controls learning of a focus-of-expansion position based on outputs of a wheel-speed sensor and an acceleration sensor.

10/15/15
20150289805 

Performing and monitoring drug delivery


An opto-mechanical system for operation with a container containing a fluid to be administered in an eye or a container such as a syringe for example to administer an insulin injection. The mount of the system is equipped with an optical system and a processing/recording means configured to receive optical data, from light (visual or infra-red) reflected by an area in the vicinity of the eye, which data represents temporal and spatial characteristics of a process of administering drops of the fluid from the container into the eye.

10/08/15
20150287578 

Apparatus and sub-micrometer elemental image analysis by mass spectrometry


A mass spectrometer system for elemental analysis of a planar sample is provided. In some embodiments, the mass spectrometer system comprises: a primary ion source capable of irradiating a segment on planar sample with a beam of primary ions that is less than 1 mm in diameter, c) an orthogonal ion mass-to-charge ratio analyzer positioned downstream of sample interface, the analyzer being configured to separate secondary elemental atomic ions according to their mass-to-charge ratio by time of flight; d) an ion detector for detecting the secondary elemental atomic ions and producing mass spectra measurements; and e) a synchronizer, wherein the system is configured so that so that the beam of primary ions scans across the planar sample in two dimensions and the synchronizer associates the mass spectra measurements with positions on the planar sample..

10/08/15
20150286896 

Image analysis device, image analysis system, and image analysis method


The purpose of the present invention is to provide an image analysis technique enabling a detection subject to be rapidly detected from image data. This image analysis device generates metadata for a query image containing the detection subject, and using the metadata, narrows down the image data serving as the search subject beforehand and then conducts object detection..

10/01/15
20150281569 

Information processing system, information device, and wearable information device


A wearable information device is configured to store device identifying information used for identifying the information device registered in advance, to confirm whether or not a taken image, in which an object in a direction of line of vision of a user is taken, shows the information, by image analysis based on the stored device identifying information, and to notify the information device of a result of the confirmation. The information device is configured to execute a predetermined function on the basis of the result of the confirmation of the information device notified from the wearable information device..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.


10/01/15
20150279037 

System and video wall setup and adjustment using automated image analysis


A system is disclosed for identifying, placing and configuring a physical arrangement of a plurality of displays via image analysis of captured digital camera images depicting unique configuration images output to said displays to facilitate uniform operation of said plurality of displays as a single display area for example as a video wall. The system pairs and configures displays depicted in the captured images to individual displays within the physical arrangement through controlling and analyzing of the output of said displays captured in said images.
Userful Corporation


10/01/15
20150278630 

Method and recognizing a character based on a photographed image


An apparatus and a method for recognizing a character based on an input image is provided. The apparatus includes an input unit configured to receive the input image and a controller configured to select, from the input image, a region of image analysis to be used for image analysis, and to analyze the selected region of image analysis to determine a type of the input image, to apply, to the input image, an image effect for distinguishing a character region and a background region in the input image if the type of the input image indicates that the input image is obtained by photographing a display screen, to binarize output of the image effect according to the determined type of the input image, and to recognize a character from the binarized output of the image effect..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


10/01/15
20150276603 

Method of analyzing image of cell in laminated structure and evaluating laminated structure for corneal transplantation


A method of analyzing an image of a cell in a laminated structure may include the steps of: (a) fluorescently labeling a cell nucleus in the laminated structure having at least one cell layer and one or more other types of biomolecules; (b) acquiring a plurality of planar tomographic fluorescent labeled images in different height directions from the laminated structure for each type of fluorescently labeled biomolecules after the step (a); (c) superimposing a planar tomographic fluorescent labeled image group acquired in the step (b) to construct a three-dimensional tomographic image; (d) dividing the three-dimensional tomographic image constructed in the step (c) into one or two or more cell regions; (e) producing one planar stacked image for each divided cell region after the step (d); and (f) performing image analysis on each planar stacked image produced in the step (e) to analyze cells in the laminated structure.. .
Olympus Corporation


09/24/15
20150269731 

Device, image analysis and computer-readable medium


A device, method for image analysis and a computer-readable medium are provided. The method includes loading a first video stream having a first resolution, and selecting one first video frame of the first video stream.
Vivotek Inc.


09/24/15
20150269730 

Recipe based time-lapse image analysis


A computerized recipe station for time-lapse image analysis method includes the steps of inputting an image sequence and an initial recipe to a computer storage; performing by a computer program an incremental apply using the image sequence and the initial recipe to generate an incremental output; pausing the incremental apply; using the incremental output to perform an incremental output assurance operation, which may be an intermediate result analysis to generate an analysis output, a recipe update to generate an updated recipe, or a result editing to generate an edited incremental output; and continuing the incremental apply until pausing or completion to generate a processing output. The analysis output generated by the intermediate result analysis may be used to guide the recipe update step or used to guide the result editing step..
Drvision Technologies Llc


09/24/15
20150269726 

Image analysis device, imaging system, and non-transitory recording medium


An image analysis device includes: an acquiring unit configured to acquire a moving image showing a variation of a respiratory status, the moving image being formed with frame images including an image of a heart; an image analyzing unit configured to generate a first index indicating a cardiac status with respect to each of the frame images; and an index analyzing unit configured to derive a second index indicating lung function from a change caused in the first indexes by the respiratory status.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


09/24/15
20150269143 

Image processing system and method


An image processing system and an image processing method. The image processing system includes: an image analysis engine configured to analyze an input image and generate metadata about the input image; an indexing engine configured to structuralize and organize the metadata and generate index data based on the metadata; a search engine configured to extract index data matching a search condition and image data corresponding to the index data matching the search condition, from the input image; and a browsing engine configured to generate a heatmap based on the extracted index data and image data and display the heatmap and an image matching the search condition on a screen..
Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.


09/24/15
20150267262 

Application of quantum dots for nuclear staining


Embodiments of a system, method, and kit for visualizing a nucleus are disclosed. A tissue sample is pretreated with a protease to permeabilize the nucleus, and then incubated with a nanoparticle/dna-binding moiety conjugate.
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.


09/24/15
20150265162 

Automated measurement coronary artery disease scoring


Automated image analysis used in vascular disease characterization. Coronary vasculature in particular is automatically characterized in some embodiments for lesion complexity and related anatomical and/or functional parameters related to disease state.
Cathworks Ltd.


09/24/15
20150265134 

Endoscope system and control endoscope system


An endoscope system includes: an endoscope including an insertion portion, an image pickup portion that acquires a plurality of images by time-sequentially picking up optical images of a subject by means of an objective optical system provided in a distal end portion of the insertion portion, and a channel that opens at the distal end portion of the insertion portion; a laser probe that is inserted through the channel; an image analysis portion that detects an area showing the laser probe with respect to each image; and a control portion that permits laser output only in a case where it is determined that the laser probe protrudes from the opening of the channel based on detection results with respect to the area showing the laser probe for a plurality of images that are time-sequentially consecutive.. .
Olympus Corporation


09/17/15
20150264558 

Method and use of smartphone camera to prevent distracted driving


A method and use are described for disabling certain wireless communication device functionalities based on input from the device's user-facing camera. More particularly, image data of the user is collected, image analysis is used to extract certain metrics about the user, and if those metrics are in violation of one or more thresholds one or more device functionalities are disabled.

09/17/15
20150264195 

Image forming device, image forming method and image forming system


An image forming device includes an image forming section, a sheet discharging section that discharges a sheet formed an image to outside of the device, a conveying path that conveys a sheet, a reading section that reads the image formed on the sheet on the conveying path leading from the image forming section to the sheet discharging section and outputs image data, and a control section that controls formation of the image to sequentially form images on sheets at a predetermined cycle, and the control section receives the image data, can execute a plurality of types of image analysis processes on the image data and can select and execute one or more types of image analysis processes which can be executed among the plurality of types of image analysis processes for a predetermined number of the sheets.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.


09/17/15
20150262387 

Method and system for image analysis


A computer-implemented method for analysing a sample comprising a first material and a second material of generally different densities and having a junction therebetween. The method comprises: defining automatically a plurality of regions of interest within an image of the sample, each of said regions of interest having a width of one or more voxels or pixels; determining respective density, intensity or attenuation profiles within the regions of interest; determining a location of said junction including defining a first reference point within one of said first and second materials and employing the first reference point as current reference point, and (i) determining a closest point to said current reference point that is on said respective profile and in the other of said first and second materials to that of the current reference point; (ii) locating a greatest difference in values of the respective profile between an adjacent peak and trough in a segment of the respective profile between said current reference point and said closest point; and (iii) locating a point of inflexion in said segment..
Straxcorp Pty Ltd


09/17/15
20150261969 

Image analysis and management


Systems, methods and apparatuses are described herein that allow an enterprise to analyze and manage work product images that are stored on a mobile device. Employees of an enterprise may use a mobile device to store both work product images (e.g., images of sensitive or proprietary information) and non-work product images (e.g., personal images).
Citrix Systems, Inc.


09/17/15
20150261316 

System and inputting user commands to a processor


A system for inputting commands to a processor. A processor detects an object in one or more images and extracts one or more image analysis parameters associated with the object.
Eyesight Mobile Technologies Ltd.


09/10/15
20150256835 

Video analysis apparatus, monitoring system, and video analysis method


A video analysis apparatus includes: an identification unit that identifies whether each divided group includes a difference frame with a data size of a predetermined threshold value or more, the group being configured from video data which is encoded video data received from an imaging device captured a monitored base and is divided in units of groups each including a plurality of frames in a chronological order; a decoding unit that performs a decoding process on the plurality of frames of the group identified by the identification unit to include the difference frame with the data size of the predetermined threshold value or more; and a detection unit that performs image analysis on the decoded each frame to detect a moving object.. .
Nec Corporation


09/10/15
20150254866 

Systems and methods for determining parameters for image analysis


Systems and methods for determining parameters for image analysis are provided. One method includes obtaining ultrasound data of an object, generating an image of the object, and identifying a region of interest in the image.
General Electric Company


09/10/15
20150254851 

Skin image analysis


Method of processing an image of the skin is disclosed. The method comprises the receipt of skin image data, the generation of simulated images with artificial transformation and the analysis of the simulated images to form a vector from extracted features..
Skin Analytics Ltd


09/10/15
20150254738 

Systems and methods for aerial imaging and analysis


Various of the disclosed embodiments concern aerial imaging platforms, systems and methods for image analysis, flight redirection, and order placement. In some embodiments, orders for aerial imaging and analysis may be placed by an online, browser-based system.
Terravion, Llc


09/03/15
20150249792 

Image processing device, imaging device, and program


An image processing device comprising an image input unit (102) for inputting an image, a comment creation unit (110) for carrying out an image analysis of the image and creates a comment, an image editing unit (112) for editing the image on the basis of the results of the analysis, and an image output unit (114) for outputting an output image including the comment and the edited image.. .
Nikon Corporation


09/03/15
20150248419 

Approach for managing access to electronic documents on network devices using document analysis, document retention policies and document security policies


An approach for managing access to electronic documents uses document retention and document security policies. In response to a request to access a particular electronic document, a document retention policy and a document security policy are applied to the particular electronic document.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


09/03/15
20150246427 

Superhard constructions and methods of making same


A superhard polycrystalline construction comprises a body of polycrystalline superhard material formed of a mass of superhard grains exhibiting inter-granular bonding and defining a plurality of interstitial regions therebetween, the superhard grains having an associated mean free path; and a non-superhard phase at least partially filling a plurality of the interstitial regions and having an associated mean free path. The average grain size of the superhard grains is less than or equal to 25 microns; and the ratio of the standard deviation in the mean free path associated with the non-superhard phase to the mean of the mean free path associated with the non-superhard phase is greater than or equal to 80% when measured using image analysis techniques at a magnification of 1000.
Element Six Abrasives S.a.


08/27/15
20150243324 

Image sequence enhancement and motion picture project management system


The system enables conversion of black and white images to color images and/or two-dimensional images into three-dimensional images based on adding color and/or depth to images using masks for regions in the images, as well as reshaping of masks to cover objects that have moved and changed shape as the objects move in a sequence of images. Also, includes motion picture project management system for reviewers, coordinators and artists.
Legend3d, Inc.


08/27/15
20150243011 

Apparatus, system, and process for determining characteristics of a surface of a papermaking fabric


A process of analyzing wear on a papermaking fabric includes forming a first representation of a portion of a surface of the fabric showing locations and sizes of knuckles and pockets in the surface of the fabric. A first image is generated based on the first representation.
Georgia-pacific Consumer Products Lp


08/27/15
20150243000 

Image processing apparatus and image processing method


An image processing apparatus includes an input unit to input image data. A first correction unit performs a first type of correction for the input image data, based on a result of analysis of the image data.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


08/27/15
20150242686 

Methods for assessing image change and devices thereof


A method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and an image analysis computing device that retrieves, based on a captured version of an object in a received image, training images which display related versions of the object and items of data related to the related versions of the object of the training images. Keypoints which are invariant to changes in scale and rotation in the captured version of the object in the received image and in the related versions of the object in the training images are determined.
Wipro Limited


08/27/15
20150242677 

Eyeglass wearing image analysis device, eyeglass wearing image analysis method, and storage medium having eyeglass wearing image analysis program stored


An eyeglass wearing image analysis device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires eyeglass frame type information; and a controller that performs a control operation based on the eyeglass frame type information.. .
Nidek Co., Ltd.


08/27/15
20150241591 

Systems, methods, and computer medium to produce efficient, consistent, and high-confidence image-based electrofacies analysis in stratigraphic interpretations across multiple wells


Embodiments of systems, computer-implemented methods, and non-transitory computer-readable medium having one or more computer programs stored therein are provided to enhance borehole image analysis associated with a hydrocarbon reservoir. A neural network mapping process can first be performed, responsive to openhole log data and core data, to thereby generate a material-type scheme.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company


08/27/15
20150241457 

Methods and ascertaining specimen and/or sample container characteristics while in transit


Methods of identifying a characteristic of a clinical analysis specimen or a sample container containing the specimen are disclosed. The methods include moving the sample container along a track while causing translation and rotation of the sample container, and capturing two or more images of the sample container during the translation and rotation.
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.


08/27/15
20150239181 

Machine for winding a fibrous material enabling alignment and off-centering control by image analysis


A winding machine for winding a fiber texture onto an impregnation mandrel, includes: a take-up mandrel for storing and unwinding a fiber texture, the take-up mandrel having a substantially horizontal axis of rotation; an impregnation mandrel for receiving superposed layers of the fiber texture unwound from the take-up mandrel, the impregnation mandrel having an axis of rotation that is substantially horizontal and parallel to the axis of rotation of the take-up mandrel; a camera directed towards the fiber texture and the impregnation mandrel to examine the passage of warp tracer yarns and weft tracer yarns present in the fiber texture; an image-analysis module for determining the positions of the intersections of warp tracer yarns with the successive weft tracer yarns and comparing these determined positions with corresponding positions for the intersections of reference warp and weft tracer yarns, and determining an offset value for the fiber texture for each of these intersections; electric motors for driving the mandrels in rotation about their respective axes of rotation; and a control unit for controlling the electric motors for driving rotation of the mandrels.. .
Snecma A Corporation


08/27/15
20150238978 

Specimen container detection


A system is disclosed. The system includes at least one image acquisition device configured to obtain one or more images of sample containers in a sample container holder.
Beckman Coulter, Inc.


08/27/15
20150238271 

Systems and methods for intra-operative image analysis


A system and method for analyzing images to optimize orthopaedic functionality at a site within a patient, including obtaining at least a first, reference image of the site, or a corresponding contralateral site, the first image including at least a first anatomical region or a corresponding anatomical region. At least a second, intra-operative results image of the site is obtained.
Jointpoint, Inc.






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