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Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Analysi-related patents
04/07/16
20160098703 
 Analyzing digital images captured by a mobile communications device patent thumbnailAnalyzing digital images captured by a mobile communications device
Aspects of the disclosure describe systems and methods for analyzing images captured by a mobile communications device. A server may transmit a request for a digital image to the mobile communications device.
Bank Of America Corporation


04/07/16
20160098610 
 System, device, and  geo-locating objects patent thumbnailSystem, device, and geo-locating objects
A method, system, and device for analyzing images captured by a vehicle-based camera includes establishing a communication connection between a mobile communication device and an in-vehicle computing system. Scanning data may be retrieved from a scanning data server by the mobile communication device and, in some embodiments, forwarded to the in-vehicle computing system.
Intel Corporation


03/31/16
20160094824 
 Image processing method, image processing apparatus and electronic device patent thumbnailImage processing method, image processing apparatus and electronic device
The embodiments of the present application provide an image processing method, an image processing apparatus and an electronic device. The image processing apparatus includes: a shoot scene determination portion configured to determine a shoot scene of an image; an image analysis portion configured to analyze the image to determine a degree of influence of the shoot scene on the shoot quality of the image; and an image processing portion configured to perform a correction processing of the image according to the degree of influence.
Sony Corporation


03/31/16
20160092722 
 Image quality for diagnostic resolution digital slide images patent thumbnailImage quality for diagnostic resolution digital slide images
An improved diagnostic resolution of digital slide images is obtained by scanning a first digital slide image at diagnostic resolution that is then deconvolved into separate images with one stain per image. The single stain images are then enhanced with image adjustments and/or processed with image analysis algorithms.
Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc.


03/31/16
20160089104 
 Radiation image analysis device, method, and program patent thumbnailRadiation image analysis device, method, and program
The distance between the radiation source and an object (sod value) is acquired, distance dependent information which is obtained from a radiation image and changes with the distance between a radiation source and a radiation detector (sid value) is acquired, a temporary thickness of the object is determined by a first function representing the correspondence relationship of first information having at least one piece of the distance dependent information, the sid value, and the thickness of the object, and the temporary sid value is determined by adding the sod value to the determined value. The thickness of the object is determined by a second function representing the correspondence relationship of second information having at least one piece of the distance dependent information, the sid value, and the thickness of the object, and the sid value is determined by adding the sod value to the determined value..
Fujifilm Corporation


03/24/16
20160086467 
 Device and  controlling activation of crime prevention equipment patent thumbnailDevice and controlling activation of crime prevention equipment
Provided is a device and method for controlling the activation of crime prevention equipment, which are capable of fundamentally blocking the accidental use of the crime prevention equipment and varying operation modes of the crime prevention equipment in response to dangerous situations. The provided device may include: an image analysis unit extracting an image of another person from an image from a user terminal and analyzing a motion of the other person based on the extracted image of the other person; a voice analysis unit analyzing a frequency of voice from the user terminal and extracting a preset search word from the voice; a danger identification unit identifying a level of danger of a user based on results of the image analysis unit and the voice analysis; and an operation mode determination unit determining an operation mode in which crime prevention equipment possessed by the user is activated according to the level of danger identified by the danger identification unit, and transmitting a signal corresponding to the operation mode to the user terminal..

03/24/16
20160081648 
 Image analysis device, image analysis method, and program patent thumbnailImage analysis device, image analysis method, and program
In an image analysis device, an image analysis method, and a non-transitory computer-readable recording medium, it is determined whether a radiographic image is captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid. The image analysis device includes: a radiographic image acquisition section; a dosage data acquisition section that acquires dosage data indicating, in a time-series manner, a dosage of radiation rays exposed to a specific position in an imaging area in a specific period; and a determining section that determines whether the dosage data has a first feature indicating a dosage variation as a plurality of radiation absorbing bodies and a radiation transmitting body disposed between adjacent radiation absorbing bodies pass through a space between the specific position and a radiation source, and determines that the radiographic image corresponding to the dosage data determined to have the first feature is a rocking grid use image captured by rocking a rocking imaging grid..
Fujifilm Corporation


03/17/16
20160079636 
 Systems and methods for selectively separating and separately processing portions of lead-acid batteries patent thumbnailSystems and methods for selectively separating and separately processing portions of lead-acid batteries
The present disclosure relates generally to systems and methods for recycling lead-acid batteries, and more specifically, relates to systems and methods for selectively separating and separately processing portions of lead-acid batteries to improve efficiency and reduce costs. A lead-acid battery processing system includes an imaging system configured to perform imaging of a lead-acid battery and perform image analysis to determine a break point that divides top lead from a remainder of the lead content of the lead-acid battery.
Johnson Controls Technology Company


03/17/16
20160078624 
 Method, system, software and medium for advanced intelligent image analysis and display of medical images and information patent thumbnailMethod, system, software and medium for advanced intelligent image analysis and display of medical images and information
Computerized interpretation of medical images for quantitative analysis of multi-modality breast images including analysis of ffdm, 2d/3d ultrasound, mri, or other breast imaging methods. Real-time characterization of tumors and background tissue, and calculation of image-based biomarkers is provided for breast cancer detection, diagnosis, prognosis, risk assessment, and therapy response.

03/17/16
20160078613 
 Method and system for determining a phenotype of a neoplasm in a human or animal body patent thumbnailMethod and system for determining a phenotype of a neoplasm in a human or animal body
The present invention relates to a decision support system and an image analysis method for providing information for enabling determination of a phenotype of a neoplasm in a human or animal body for enabling prognostication, comprising the steps of: receiving, by a processing unit, image data of the neoplasm; and deriving, by the processing unit, a plurality of image feature parameter values from the image data, said image parameter values relating to image features associated with the neoplasm; and deriving, by said processing unit using a signature model, one or more neoplasm signature model values associated with the neoplasm from said image feature parameter values, wherein said signature model includes a functional relation between or characteristic values of said image feature parameter values for deriving said neoplasm signature model values. .
Stichting Maastricht Radiation Oncology "maastro-clinic"


03/17/16
20160078322 

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and recording medium


In the image processing apparatus, the theme determiner determines a theme of the image group based on the image analysis information, and the preference analyzer analyzes a preference of the user based on the theme of the image group. The composite image generator uses a certain number of images corresponding to the preference of the user selected, respectively, from among the plurality of images to generate composite images of a plurality of patterns.
Fujifilm Corporation


03/17/16
20160078279 

Image analysis using a semiconductor processor for facial evaluation


Image analysis for facial evaluation is performed using logic encoded in a semiconductor processor. The semiconductor chip analyzes video images that are captured using one or more cameras and evaluates the videos to identify one or more persons in the videos.
Affectiva, Inc.


03/17/16
20160077019 

Machine for weaving or winding a fiber texture and enabling anomalies to be inspected by image analysis


A machine for weaving or winding a fiber preform on a mandrel having an axis of rotation that is substantially horizontal and that serves to receive the preform, the machine having a plurality of cameras pointing towards the underside of the fiber preform in order to scan the hidden face of the fiber preform and acquire images of the hidden face; an image analysis module for processing these images of the hidden face of the fiber preform in a plurality of adjacent scan windows, and for extracting weaving patterns therefrom and comparing them with reference weaving patterns previously stored in the module; a motor for driving the mandrel in rotation about its axis of rotation; and a control unit for stopping rotation of the mandrel if the result of the comparison reveals a difference of appearance between the two weaving patterns.. .
Snecma


03/17/16
20160073948 

Measure of disc degeneration and pathology


Systems, computer-readable media, and methods are described for assessing physiological condition of spinal intervertebral discs in a quantitative manner using magnetic resonance imaging (mri) data a simple, objective, continuous measurement of disc health or degeneration/pathology is provided, using routinely acquired or other digital magnetic resonance imaging (mri) sequences. The measurement includes calculation of a value based on one or more ratios from signal-based measurements of spinal disc structures or regions, which can be obtained either through manual tracing or automated through programming of image analysis software.

03/10/16
20160071111 

Image analysis for user authentication


A transaction is authorized using an authentication process that prompts the user to perform an action in view of a camera or sensor. The process identifies the user and verifies that the user requesting the transaction is a living human being.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.


03/10/16
20160070988 

Method of image analysis


A method to analyze an image and determine whether to output image data associated with an area of the image is provided. An object detection algorithm using training image data to detect an object based at least in part on a similarity of appearance of image data to data derived from the training image data is provided.
Apical Ltd


03/03/16
20160063746 

Image combining apparatus, image combining method and non-transitory computer readable medium for storing image combining program


A template image is found and a target image is combined with a combining area of the found template image. The template image found has first template image analysis information, which is of a type identical with that of first target image analysis information in target image analysis information consisting of the brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, color balance and spatial frequency of the target image, and for which the degree of resemblance is equal to or greater than a first threshold value, and moreover has second template image analysis information, which is of a type identical with that of second target image analysis information in target image analysis information, and for which the degree of resemblance is less than a second threshold value..
Fujifilm Corporation


03/03/16
20160063730 

Posture detection system with retroreflector comprising a wire-meshing


The general field of the invention is that of systems for detecting the posture of a moving object. The system may include a fixed electro-optical device of known orientation comprising an emission source, an image sensor and image analysis means, and an optical assembly comprising an optical retroreflector arranged on the moving object.
Thales


03/03/16
20160063312 

Image analysis apparatus, image analysis method, and image analysis program


An image analysis apparatus that analyzes a skin condition from a video of the face of a subject captured with an imaging part includes a tracking part configured to track the amount of changes of multiple tracking points arranged in advance in an analysis region of the face based on a change in the expression of the face included in the video, and obtain the compression ratio of the skin in the analysis region based on the amount of changes, and a skin condition analysis part configured to analyze the skin condition of the subject based on the compression ratio obtained by the tracking part.. .
Shiseido Company, Ltd.


03/03/16
20160063308 

Learning pixel visual context from object characteristics to generate rich semantic images


Both object-oriented analysis and the faster pixel-oriented analysis are used to recognize patterns in an image of stained tissue. Object-oriented image analysis is used to segment a small portion of the image into object classes.
Definiens Ag


03/03/16
20160062298 

Image forming apparatus that corrects sheet curl by printing on the edges of the reverse side of the sheet


An image forming apparatus comprises a printer configured to print the display image on a first surface of paper in a case of simplex printing; a curl suppression image determination section configured to determine, in simplex printing case, a printing position and a printing pattern of a curl suppression image for suppressing the curl of the paper caused by the display image based on an analysis result of a display image analysis section which analyzes the printing range and the density of the display image for each page; and a curl-preventive image addition setting section configured to set image information of the printing position and the printing pattern of the curl suppression image which is determined by the curl suppression image determination section and is supposed to be printed on a second surface of the paper with color erasable material by the printer section.. .
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


03/03/16
20160061774 

Gel electrophoresis, imaging, and analysis methods, devices, systems, and materials


The present teachings provide methods, devices, systems, and materials for performing electrophoresis in an automated fashion. The electrophoresis system may simultaneously image gel during an electrophoresis run.
Life Technologies Corporation


02/25/16
20160055661 

Navigating using an indoor map representation


A method and system for providing an indoor map representation are provided herein. Aspects of this disclosure provide a representation of an indoor map environment whereby navigable areas are represented by a series of convex polygons in adjacency relationships with one another.
Google Inc.


02/25/16
20160055392 

Estimating degree of deterioration of road surface


Image analysis methods for quantifying cracks in a road surface from a road surface image recorded as a digital image, and quantify the degree of deterioration of the road surface. An object image is prepared, in which its region is divided into a plurality of pixels and the grayscale value of each of the pixels is inverted.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/25/16
20160054860 

Input device


A television (1) includes a projection position specifying unit (151, 156) that determines a position at which an image used for input, with which a user performs an input operation, is to be projected onto a projection surface of an object to be projected onto, based on an operation by the user, which indicates the position, or a physical change generated in conjunction with the operation, and an image analysis unit (154) that specifies a position instructed by the user with respect to the image used for input, which is projected onto the projection surface.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


02/25/16
20160051133 

Endoscope system and operation endoscope system


An endoscope system includes: an insertion portion; an illumination portion that emits a plurality of illuminating lights of different hues to each other; an image pickup portion that picks up an optical image formed by an objective optical system in a distal end portion of the insertion portion; a channel that opens in a distal end portion of the insertion portion; a laser probe that is inserted through the channel and has an irradiation portion in a distal end region; a hue range setting portion that sets a hue range of the laser probe in accordance with a hue of an illuminating light; an image analysis portion that detects a hue range portion in a color image obtained from the image pickup portion; and a control portion that permits laser output only in a case where the hue range portion is detected.. .
Olympus Corporation


02/25/16
20160050888 

Automated monitoring of animal nutriment ingestion


The present invention relates to a system and method for monitoring in real time the nutriment intake (feed and/or water) of farm animals, including but not limited to poultry, turkeys, pigs and cows, based on the measurement and identification of the nutriment uptake sounds and/or the working of the nutriment supply system, while the presence and eating position of the animals is monitored by using real-time image analysis. .
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven


02/18/16
20160048956 

System and medical image analysis and probabilistic diagnosis


Methods and systems for obtaining a probabilistic diagnosis based on medical images of a patient are disclosed. In exemplary embodiments, such methods include the steps of scanning some or all of a patient to obtain a medical image; evaluating the medical image for one or more designated key features; assigning discrete values to the one or more designated key features to form a patient scan key feature pattern; and transmitting the values of the one or more designated key features to a processor programmed to match the patient scan key feature pattern to one or more known disease-specific key feature patterns to create a probabilistic diagnosis and transmit the probabilistic diagnosis to a user.
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania


02/18/16
20160048737 

Apparatus and adaptive computer-aided diagnosis


An apparatus and method for adaptive computer-aided diagnosis (cad) are provided. The adaptive cad apparatus includes an image analysis algorithm selector configured to select an image analysis algorithm based on a speed of a probe or a resolution of a current image frame obtained by the probe; and an image analyzer configured to detect and classify a region of interest (roi) in the current image frame using the selected image analysis algorithm..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/18/16
20160045186 

Ultrasonic image analysis systems and analysis methods thereof


Embodiments of the present disclosure provides an ultrasonic image analysis system which includes an image collection unit which receives and transmits an ultrasonic waveform and obtains two sets of three-dimensional ultrasonic image data; an image analysis unit which registers the two sets of three-dimensional ultrasonic image data to obtain a registration mapping relationship between the two sets of three-dimensional ultrasonic image data; a user interface unit which responds to a treatment done on the two sets of three-dimensional ultrasonic image data by a user through an external hardware device; an image display unit which displays the two sets of three-dimensional ultrasonic image data according to the registration mapping relationship and a result of the treatment of the user interface unit; and an image store unit for storing the two sets of three-dimensional ultrasonic image data and the registration mapping relationship. Embodiments of the present disclosure also provides an ultrasonic image analysis method.
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/11/16
20160042511 

Tissue object-based machine learning system for automated scoring of digital whole slides


A facility includes systems and methods for providing a learning-based image analysis approach for the automated detection, classification, and counting of objects (e.g., cell nuclei) within digitized pathology tissue slides. The facility trains an object classifier using a plurality of reference sample slides.
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.


02/11/16
20160042249 

Event-based image classification and scoring


Embodiments of the present invention analyze and score each image associated with a group to determine representative image or images for the group. Such analysis can include detecting objects shown in the images, determining the quality of the images, and/or contextually analyzing the images as a group.
Dropbox, Inc.


02/11/16
20160042123 

Device and methods for mobile monitoring and assessment of clinical function through sensors and interactive patient responses


Methods and systems are disclosed for sensing and assessing a patients responses to tests using a device that may include tactile input, voice input, still image analysis, and responses to visual and auditory stimuli. In one example, a method includes obtaining interactive clinical assessment data using a remote client device and a computer-based control device, the method including providing on a display of a remote client device one or more test prompts for conducting an interactive clinical assessment, each displayed test prompt instructing a user to perform an action using the remote client device in response to the test prompt, and providing on the display of the remote client device one or more potential responses of actions that may be performed in response to the test prompt..
Integrated Deficit Examinations, Llc


02/04/16
20160037194 

Adaptive 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.





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