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Bevel-axial auto-focusing microscopic system and method thereof

U&u Engineering

Bevel-axial auto-focusing microscopic system and method thereof


Date/App# patent app List of recent Image Analysi-related patents
07/23/15
20150205396 
 Information processing device, information terminal, information processing system and calibration method patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing device, information terminal, information processing system and calibration method
An information processing device includes: an operation region acquisition unit 14 that performs image analysis to a screen of a touch panel display 13 on which a screen of a portable terminal 2 is displayed by a display control unit 12, and acquires operation region information for identifying a touch operation region corresponding to the screen of the terminal 2; a touch operation information acquisition unit 16 that detects a touch operation to the display 13 and acquires position information of touch operation detected based on the region information; and a coordinate transformation unit 17 that transforms, based on the region information, position information of the touch operation acquired by the unit 16 into position information corresponding to the screen of the terminal 2, thereby remotely operating the terminal 2 by an operation/control information communication unit 18 sending the transformed position information to the terminal 2 as remote operation information.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/23/15
20150205088 
 Bevel-axial auto-focusing microscopic system and method thereof patent thumbnailnew patent Bevel-axial auto-focusing microscopic system and method thereof
An embodiment disclosed bevel-axial auto-focusing method for a microscopic system, including: capturing full-frame bevel-axial input image; using image analysis to read image information and transmitting grayscale information to a statistic analysis module; the statistic module extracting image statistic characteristics and performing curve fitting with probability function; and estimating the optimal focus point based on the post-fitting characteristic parameters. A preferred embodiment combines image with gaussian curve fitting and kalman filter, and analyzes the in-focus position based on image quality so as to directly determine the optimal rectification value of the in-focus position on the object surface.
U&u Engineering Inc.


07/23/15
20150204788 
 Image analysis and measurement of biological samples patent thumbnailnew patent Image analysis and measurement of biological samples
Methods, devices, systems, and apparatuses are provided for the image analysis of measurement of biological samples.. .
Theranos, Inc.


07/16/15
20150201117 
 Device and  characterizing a sample using localized measurements patent thumbnailDevice and characterizing a sample using localized measurements
Device for characterizing a sample includes a measuring instrument for determining a physical characteristic of the sample at one point thereof; a positioning system for positioning the measuring instrument relative to the sample, to obtain a measurement at a point localized on the sample. The positioning system includes: a locating target connected to the sample and defining a reference system linked thereto; elements for acquiring and analyzing images, including lighting elements for illuminating the target; an optical imaging system connected to the measuring instrument for acquiring an image of at least one portion of the target; and image analysis elements for analyzing the image to determine the position and orientation of the optical imaging system relative to the target; calibration elements for determining the position of the measuring instrument relative to the optical imaging system; and processing elements for processing the results of the image analysis and of the calibration..
Horiba Jobin Yvon Sas


07/16/15
20150199570 
 Interactive object and track array based image analysis method patent thumbnailInteractive object and track array based image analysis method
A computerized interactive image analysis method that generates a displayed object region, track region or object sequence array to enable efficient interactive analysis to verify, edit and create a subpopulation of objects, tracks or object region sequences. It enables statistical test applying to a single or a plurality of subpopulation data acquired from a single or a plurality of input images and a single or a plurality of interactive analysis steps..
Drvision Technologies Llc


07/16/15
20150198591 
 Methods for detecting and measuring aggregation patent thumbnailMethods for detecting and measuring aggregation
Methods, compositions, systems, and devices are provided for performing and analyzing agglutination assays. In one aspect, methods for image analysis of agglutination assays are provided.
Theranos, Inc.


07/16/15
20150198515 
 Rapid measurement of formed blood component sedimentation rate from small sample volumes patent thumbnailRapid measurement of formed blood component sedimentation rate from small sample volumes
Devices and methods are described for measuring formed blood component sedimentation rate. Some of the methods may use (1) centrifugal techniques for separating red blood cells from plasma and (2) video and/or still imaging capability.
Theranos, Inc.


07/09/15
20150194075 
 Apparatus,  microsurgical suture training patent thumbnailApparatus, microsurgical suture training
Systems and methods of microsuture training include receiving an image or video of a suture; extracting features of the suture from the image or video; scoring the suture based on the extracted features of the suture and based on a rating and complexity of the suture to determine a quality of the suture in an objective manner. A suture training system includes a suture training apparatus configurable with a plurality of orientations of simulated or actual tissue to simulate natural anatomical orientations encountered in actual surgery, wherein the plurality of simulated tissue orientations are objective based on fiducial markings on the suture training apparatus; and an image analysis system configured to receive an image or video of a suture performed on the suture training apparatus; extract features of the suture from the image or video; score the suture..
Digital Surgicals Pte. Ltd.


07/02/15
20150182726 
 Simultaneous dual catheter control  controlling an imaging catheter to enable treatment by another catheter patent thumbnailSimultaneous dual catheter control controlling an imaging catheter to enable treatment by another catheter
Systems, devices, methods, and non-transitory processor-readable storage media for a computing device to generate repositioning instructions for a remotely-controlled catheter positioning system to position a first catheter co-located with a second catheter within a patient's organ, including performing image analysis on imagery generated based on data from the first catheter, calculating positioning corrections based on the performed image analysis, generating repositioning instructions based on the calculated positioning correction information, and transmitting control signals based on the generated repositioning instructions to the remotely-controlled catheter positioning device. The computing device may also determine whether a representation of the second catheter is within the imagery based on the performed image analysis and whether a representation of a tip of the second catheter is at a desired location within the imagery.
Catheter Robotics, Inc.


06/25/15
20150181093 
 Auto-exposure method using continuous video frames under controlled illumination patent thumbnailAuto-exposure method using continuous video frames under controlled illumination
An illumination control process for use in a digital image capture and processing system includes illuminating an object in the field of view with different pulses of illumination over a pair of image frames, detecting digital images of the illuminated object over these image frames, and decode processing the digital images. In an embodiment, upon failure to read a symbol in one of the first and second images, these digital images are analyzed in real-time, and based on the results of this real-time image analysis, the exposure time is adjusted during subsequent image frames.
Metrologic Instruments, Inc.


06/25/15
20150179218 

Novel transcoder and 3d video editor


A system and method for conducting 3d image analysis, generating a lossless stereoscopic master file, uploading the lossless stereoscopic master file to editing software, wherein the editing software generates a disparity map, analyzes a disparity map, analyzes cuts, and creates cut and disparity meta-information, and then scaling media, storing media and streaming the media for playback on a 3d capable viewer is provided.. .
3doo, Inc.


06/25/15
20150178932 

Image analysis of display content for dynamic adjustment of a continuous scan display


Various embodiments relating to reducing memory bandwidth consumed by a continuous scan display screen are provided. In one embodiment, scoring criteria are applied to a reference image of a first image format having a first bit depth to generate an image conversion score.
Nvidia Corporation


06/25/15
20150178596 

Label consistency for image analysis


Systems and techniques are disclosed for labeling objects within an image. The objects may be labeled by selecting an option from a plurality of options such that each option is a potential label for the object.
Google Inc.


06/25/15
20150178547 

Apparatus and iris image analysis


An apparatus including circuitry configured to receive a plurality of images and extract at least one iris image from each of the plurality of images. The circuitry is configured to receive a claimed identity iris image corresponding to an identity to be authenticated, normalize the iris images and the claimed identity iris image, and filter the normalized extracted iris images to select a subset of the normalized extracted iris images based on a similarity measurement relative to the normalized claimed identity iris image.

06/25/15
20150178467 

Method to determine a patient-specific injection profile for administering a therapeutic substance


In a method to determine a patient-specific injection profile for injection of a therapeutic active substance into a vascular system of a patient, which can be implemented by an image analysis device a model of the current flow of a bodily fluid located in the vascular system is determined using a provided 3d image data set of a sub-region of the vascular system, by segmentation of the 3d image data. Inflows and outflows are determined, as well as an inflow curve of the fluid in the sub-region.
Siemens Aktiengesellschaft


06/18/15
20150170377 

Systems, devices, and methods for image analysis


Embodiments of a method for performing image analysis include accessing a digital image of a subject, the digital image comprising a portion of a target substrate of the subject, the digital image comprising a portion of a calibration device; detecting a position of the calibration device by searching the digital image for a predetermined background color; detecting a plurality of color chips on the calibration device; mapping a position of the plurality of color chips on the digital image, each of the plurality of color chips comprising a predetermined chip color; comparing at least a portion of the plurality of color chips with a predetermined color standard; and altering the digital image, based on the comparison, to provide consistent image parameters with other images of the subject.. .
Canfield Scientific, Incorporated


06/18/15
20150170339 

Method and system for image analysis and interpretation


A method is provided that includes identifying a plurality of data sets, each data set is associated with a distribution model and each data set is associated with an image having a first noise level. The method includes partitioning the data sets into a plurality of groups and generating a best representative estimate for each group, the estimate is associated with a second noise level that is less than the first noise level.
Voxeleron, Llc


06/18/15
20150169754 

Online image analysis


Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for analyzing image search result relevance. In one aspect, a method includes receiving result data specifying a search query and responsive image search results that reference images that are responsive to the search query.
Google Inc.


06/18/15
20150164334 

Optical speculum


A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes a disposable optical speculum and an image acquisition system having the speculum assembled on and mechanically secured thereto. The image acquisition system is arranged to capture at least one of a single image or multiple images or video of cells within the target tissue using at least one of bright field or dark field ring illumination divided into independently operated segments to obtain a plurality of data sets.
Illumigyn Ltd.


06/18/15
20150164317 

Optical device for corneal measuring and corneal measuring


An optical device for corneal measuring includes a light source module, a first optical module, a second optical module including a reference mirror, a light splitter and an image analysis unit. The light of the light source module is transmitted to the first and second optical modules through the light splitter.
Crystalvue Medical Corporation


06/18/15
20150164316 

Optical device for corneal measuring and corneal measuring


An optical device for corneal measuring includes a light source module, a first optical module, a second optical module including a reference mirror, a light splitter and an image analysis unit. The light of the light source module is transmitted to the first and second optical modules through the light splitter.
Crystalvue Medical Corporation


06/11/15
20150161800 

Image analysis device and x-ray diagnostic apparatus


According to one embodiment, an image analysis device (24) includes a parameter value acquisition unit (24b), a color allocation unit (24c) and a time phase image generation unit (24d). The parameter value acquisition unit acquires a parameter value per pixel, on the basis of time variation of pixel values per pixel corresponding to the same region of an object in image data of a plurality of sequential dsa images.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


06/11/15
20150161788 

Image analysis device and control an image analysis device


In one embodiment, an image analysis device (65) includes an acquisition unit (66) and an analysis unit (67). The acquisition unit acquires image data of a plurality of images of an imaging region of an object respectively imaged by magnetic resonance imaging before and after administration of contrast medium.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


06/11/15
20150160461 

Eye reflection image analysis


Example methods and devices are disclosed for generating life-logs with point-of-view images. An example method may involve: receiving image-related data based on electromagnetic radiation reflected from a human eye, generating an eye reflection image based on the image-related data, generating a point-of-view image by filtering the eye reflection image, and storing the point-of-view image.
Google Inc.


06/11/15
20150160245 

Ppm quantification of iodate using paper device


A highly sensitive method that utilizes a paper analytical device (pad) which measures part per million (ppm) levels of iodate iodometric titration is provided. The pad quantifies concentrations of 0.6-15 parts per million (ppm) of iodine.

06/11/15
20150158513 

Aerial camera identifying route-related hazards


An aerial camera system includes an aerial device disposed onboard a non-aerial vehicle as the non-aerial vehicle moves along a route. The aerial device also can be configured to fly above the route during movement of the vehicle along the route.
General Electric Company


06/04/15
20150156462 

Method for measuring large components


A method for measuring large components, including providing a large component with markings on at least one outer surface at predefined and spaced-apart locations, providing a camera sensor system having at least one camera and one image analysis device for evaluating a camera image, wherein the position and orientation of the camera in relation to a reference point at a distance from the camera are determined, recording camera images of the individual markings using the camera and transmitting the camera images to the image analysis device, evaluating the camera images using the image analysis device, wherein the position of the individual markings in relation to the position of the camera is determined, and calculating the position of the markings in relation to the reference point from the position of the camera in relation to the reference point and the position of the markings in relation to the camera.. .
Airbus Operations Gmbh


06/04/15
20150153835 

Initializing predictive information for free space gesture control and communication


The technology disclosed relates generally to image analysis and, in particular embodiments, to identifying shapes and capturing motions of objects in three-dimensional space. This is accomplished by calculation of numerous span lengths between opposing sides of a control object wherein each control object can consist of a plurality of span modes, each span mode identified by a frequency distribution of a plurality of sample points.
Leap Motion, Inc.


06/04/15
20150150528 

Apparatus for generating x-ray image and method thereof


A method and apparatus for generating an x-ray image are provided. The method includes obtaining an x-ray image of an object, performing image analysis on a tissue of interest in an area other than an interference target region in the obtained x-ray image, and performing image processing on an entirety of the obtained x-ray image based on information on the analyzed tissue of interest and generating a final x-ray image..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/28/15
20150149000 

Unkown


The drone comprises: a vertical-view camera (132) pointing downward to pick up images of a scene of the ground overflown by the drone; gyrometer, magnetometer and accelerometer sensors (176); and an altimeter (174). Navigation means determine position coordinates (x, y, z) of the drone in an absolute coordinate system linked to the ground.
Parrot


05/28/15
20150146930 

Image analysis apparatus mounted to vehicle


An image analysis apparatus picks up an image of a region ahead of a vehicle using a camera, and allows a control unit to analyze picked-up image data generated by the camera to learn a focus-of-expansion position. The control unit controls the learning performance as follows.
Denso Corporation


05/21/15
20150143298 

Control system for governing and/or monitoring how an image data-stack is viewed


Image analysis systems components, devices, and methods are provided for viewing the image data stack in less time with less effort and less repetitive motions. The navigation device, for example, can include: (i) an indexing state selector for independently selecting a desired subset within the independently viewable subsets, the desired subset indexed for an efficient image selection with a single click of the indexing state selector; and, (ii) a scrolling state selector for scrolling through the desired subsest as a data series of the discrete images.
Maestro Devices, Llc


05/21/15
20150141837 

Ophthalmological image analyzer and ophthalmological image analysis method


Ophthalmological image analysis techniques that can present objective information about the state of distribution of the meibomian glands are provided. An ophthalmological image analyzer 1 comprises a designator 22, an extractor 23 and a calculator 24.
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon


05/21/15
20150141814 

Apparatus and processing a medical image of a body lumen


An apparatus includes an image analysis unit arranged to extract, from the medical image, brightness intensities of a first body lumen region of the medical image and brightness intensities of a second body lumen region of the medical image; and a measuring unit arranged to calculate a first body lumen value and a second body lumen value, each of the first body lumen value and a second body lumen value being calculated as a predetermined linear combination of the brightness intensities of the corresponding first body lumen region and second body lumen region, and to compare the first body lumen value with the second body lumen value.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


05/21/15
20150140562 

Lab on chip image analysis


An optical analyzer, configured to receiving a cartridge for biochemical analyses including a plurality of wells, and carrying out fluorescence analysis of the cartridge, in particular of the wells. The analyzer comprises a control unit (microprocessor and memory) configured to: (a) acquiring an image associated to the fluorescence emitted by the cartridge; (b) identifying, in the image, pixels belonging to boundary lines of the wells by generating a black and white binary image; (c) recognizing, between the geometrical shapes identified in step (b), the ones that best approximate a reference geometrical shape identifying an ideal well; (d) acquiring, from the starting image, values of light intensity only in portions of the image itself that in turn correspond to the regions recognized in step (c); and (e) evaluating a state of advance and/or a result of the biochemical analysis on the basis of the values of light intensity acquired in step (d)..
Stmicroelectronics, S.r.l.


05/21/15
20150139531 

Defect analysis assistance device, program executed by defect analysis assistance device, and defect analysis system


Conventionally, there was no method for automatically selecting the layers to be overlaid, so when the number of layers to be overlaid was large, there was a problem that much time was required for selecting the layers. It is an object of the present invention to provide a defect image analysis method capable of specifying patterns and layers in which a defect occurs by overlaying defect images to be analysis targets and design layout data, and a defect image analysis system capable of improving the efficiency to select the layers from the design layout data.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation


05/21/15
20150138385 

Digital annotation-based visual recognition book pronunciation system and related operation


A digital annotation-based visual recognition book pronunciation system and its method of operation are disclosed. In one embodiment, a mobile application program in the system extracts graphical feature points from a page image of a book captured by an integrated camera lens, transmits the graphical feature points to a digital annotation database executed in a cloud computing server, retrieves a book pronunciation content associated with the page image of the book, and superimposes an icon or a representation of the book pronunciation content on the page image of the book displayed as a real-time augmented application on the display panel of the mobile device.

05/21/15
20150138324 

Apparatus for detecting vehicle light and method thereof


In an image analysis apparatus, by control of a stereo camera, left and right cameras capture images of a common area ahead of an own vehicle, and generate pieces of image data (left and right image data) expressing the captured images. At this time, exposure timings of the left camera and the right camera are controlled so that the exposure timing of the left camera is shifted from that of the right camera.
Denso Corporation


05/14/15
20150131902 

Digital image analysis


The present invention provides a method for analyzing a digital image comprising a plurality of pixels representing a scene. The method comprising steps of obtaining pixel chromaticity information, providing, combinations each having a corresponding surface and a corresponding illuminant, performing a global scene surface-illuminant classification by determining hypothesis scores, accumulating hypothesis scores, thereby obtaining a global illuminant/surface statistic representing an estimate of a distribution of illuminants and/or surfaces in the scene as represented by the digital image.

05/14/15
20150130927 

Method and a device for the inspection of surfaces of an examined object


A method and a device for the inspection of surfaces of an examined object includes illuminating a the surface using an illumination unit and capturing an image of the surface using an area image sensor. The captured images are forwarded to an image analysis unit configured to ascertain surface anomalies as defect areas and delimit, if required, the defect areas in a segmentation relative to one another or against the image background, to summarize defect areas belonging together in a regional analysis, to derive characteristic defects from defect areas or defect regions in a feature extraction or both..

05/14/15
20150130899 

Display controlling display apparatus


A display apparatus (projector) includes an evaluating section (image analysis section) that evaluates the type of 3d format in accordance with which an inputted image signal is formatted, an osd data storage section (osd memory) that stores osd data, an osd data dividing section (osd processing section) that divides the osd data stored in the osd data storage section into columns or rows, a determining section (control unit 20) that determines, based on a result of the evaluation made by the evaluating section, whether to cause the osd data dividing section to divide the osd data into columns or rows, and a superimposing section (osd processing section) that causes the osd data dividing section to divide the osd data based on the division determined by the determining section and superimposes the divided osd data on a 3d formatted image.. .

05/14/15
20150130713 

Three-dimensional image display device, cursor display method therefor, and computer program


A three-dimensional image display device includes: a cursor drawing control unit controlling cursor drawing in a first mode in which a cursor is displayed on an image for one of left and right eyes and no cursor is displayed on an image for the other eye and cursor drawing in a second mode in which a cursor is displayed with a depth by using parallax of images for both left and right eyes; and an image analysis unit performing, when cursor drawing is switched from the first mode to the second mode, image matching on the basis of a position indicated by a cursor on an image for the one eye to search for a corresponding position on an image for the other eye and obtaining a cursor display position on the image for the other eye.. .

05/07/15
20150125053 

Image analysis useful for patterned objects


A method of registering features in a repeating pattern can include (a) providing an object having a repeating pattern of features and a fiducial; (b) obtaining a target image of the object, wherein the target image includes the repeating pattern of features and the fiducial; (c) comparing the fiducial in the target image to reference data, wherein the reference data includes xy coordinates for a virtual fiducial; and (d) determining locations for the features in the target image based on the comparison of the virtual fiducial in the reference data to the fiducial in the data from the target image. The fiducial can have at least concentric circles that produce three different signal levels.
Illumina, Inc.


04/30/15
20150119157 

Sports simulator and simulation method


A sports simulator calculates spin of a sports object using image analysis. A velocity vector is also calculated.
Full Swing Golf


04/30/15
20150117791 

Brightness region-based apparatuses and methods for hdr image encoding and decoding


The image encoder (549) for encoding an image of a high dynamic range scene, comprising: a pixel texture encoding unit (552), arranged to encode pixels colors of the image with an image representation (im 1) comprising n-bit code words; an image analysis unit (550) arranged to determine and output a region differentiator grey value (gts), which is a luma value demarcating below it lumas of all pixels of a first object in at least one block of the image, and above it lumas of all pixels of a second object in the at least one block of the image; and a formatter (554) arranged to co-encode in an output image signal (s(im—1, met(gts)) the image representation (im 1) and the region differentiator grey value (gts), makes highly versatile use of images encoding hdr scenes possible, in particular encoding them in image formats compatible with existing mpeg video coding standards.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


04/30/15
20150117789 

Image processing apparatus and method


An image analysis unit of an image processing apparatus acquires a distribution condition of feature points in an entire input image and in each of a plurality of small regions in the input image. A target point number setting unit sets a target point number for each small region based on the distribution condition of feature points in the entire input image.
Olympus Corporation


04/30/15
20150117759 

System for search and operating thereof


Provided are a system for search and a method for operating thereof. The system for search includes: a preliminary data analysis part which extracts a variety of attributes through analysis of images being input, analyzes a trend about a category as information requested by a client with the image analysis result, and stores the trend analysis result as metadata; an index part which stores the image analysis result, and structuralizes, organizes and stores the stored metadata in order to easily search the metadata; and a search part which extracts trend information matching a category input by a client, from the index part and provides the trend information in a predetermined format..
Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.


04/30/15
20150116479 

Information processing device, information processing method, program, and microscope system


Provided is an information processing device including an image analysis unit which divides an entire image in which an entire observation target region is imaged into a plurality of regions, and then judges whether an observation target is present in each region, and an imaging control unit which controls imaging of partial images with a magnification higher than a magnification of the entire image corresponding to the regions based on judgment results of the image analysis unit.. .
Sony Corporation


04/30/15
20150116451 

Panoramic video conference


In one embodiment, video is transmitted between a sending device and a receiving device. The sending device is configured to receive adjacent camera views and encode the adjacent camera views independently into video streams.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


04/23/15
20150112205 

Optical speculum


A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes a disposable optical speculum and an image acquisition system having the speculum assembled on and mechanically secured thereto. The image acquisition system is arranged to capture at least one of a single image or multiple images or video of cells within the target tissue using at least one of bright field or dark field ring illumination divided into independently operated segments to obtain a plurality of data sets.
Illumigyn Ltd.


04/23/15
20150111319 

Method and system for eliminating yellow ring occurring on white lihgt emitting diode


Disclosed are a method and system for eliminating yellow ring phenomenon occurring on the white light emitting diode (led) based on a blue light chip exciting yellow phosphor powders and having a packaging surface enclosing thereon. Lightspot images are repeatedly acquired outside the white led, and then each analyzed to see if the yellow ring still exists on a lightspot.
National Applied Research Laboratories


04/23/15
20150109509 

Augmented image display using a camera and a position and orientation sensor unit


An augmented image is generated by capturing a visual image of a site with a digital camera, generating a virtual image or associated information from a digital model of the site, and superimposing the virtual image or associated information on the visual image. To register the digital model with the visual image, a sensor pole is introduced into the field of view, and a combined visual image of the site and an optical target on the sensor pole is captured.
Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.


04/23/15
20150109443 

Color harmony verification system


A system for non-contact color harmony analysis is provided. The system may include an image acquisition system and an image analysis system.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc


04/23/15
20150109319 

Display device and color conversion method


The display device includes an image display unit including pixels each including first to third sub-pixels and a fourth sub-pixel for displaying an additional color component according to an amount of lighting of a self-emitting element; a conversion processing unit that performs, for all of pixels, an image analysis on first color information for display at a predetermined pixel, and if a predicted value of power consumption as a total amount of lighting of self-emitting elements is above a limit, outputs a second input signal through a color conversion process on a first input signal including the first color information at a color conversion rate associated with the predicted value; and a fourth sub-pixel signal processing unit that outputs, to the image display unit, a third input signal including third color information with converted red, green, blue, and additional color components.. .
Japan Display - Inc.


04/16/15
20150104110 

Method and system for image analysis


A method for processing an image includes: identifying a group of keypoints in the image; for each keypoint of the group; a) calculating a corresponding descriptor array including a plurality of array elements, each array element storing values taken by a corresponding color gradient histogram of a respective sub-region of the image in the neighborhood of the keypoint; b) generating at least one compressed descriptor array by compressing at least one portion of the descriptor array by vector quantization using a codebook including a plurality of codewords.. .
Telecom Italia S.p. A.


04/16/15
20150104104 

Methods and automated true object-based image analysis and retrieval


An automated and extensible system for analysis and retrieval of images based on region-of-interest (roi) analysis of one or more true objects depicted by an image is provided. The system uses a database that is a relational or analytical database containing searchable vectors that represent the images stored in a repository.
Google Inc.


04/16/15
20150103159 

Forward-facing multi-imaging system for navigating a vehicle


Systems and methods use cameras to provide autonomous navigation features. In one implementation, a driver-assist system is provided for a vehicle.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.


04/09/15
20150098655 

Method of defect image classification through integrating image analysis and data mining


A method for classifying defect images is provided. Defect images are processed through an automatic optical detection.
National Tsing Hua University


04/09/15
20150097932 

Digital cinema projection method, optimization device and projection system


Embodiments of the present invention provide a digital cinema projection method comprising the following steps: projecting images to a screen by a digital cinema projector, and acquiring the images on the screen by an image capture unit; performing digital analysis on the acquired images by an image analysis unit to obtain a plurality of parameters of the acquired images; according to each of the parameters, performing correction process on image signals input from the digital cinema server, and then outputting to the digital cinema projector; and projecting the differently corrected and improved images targeted to each of the digital cinema projectors.. .
China Film Digital Giant Screen (beijing Co., Ltd.


04/02/15
20150093026 

Conservative morphological anti-aliasing


Conservative morphological anti-aliasing may include four basic logical steps, (1) image analysis for color discontinuities (afterwards stored in a local compressed ‘edge’ buffer), (2) extracting locally dominant edges with a small kernel, (3) handling of simple shapes, and (4) handling of symmetrical long edge shape.. .

04/02/15
20150092979 

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


04/02/15
20150092052 

Image monitoring system and surveillance camera


An image monitoring system including a surveillance camera is provided. The surveillance camera includes: an image analyzer configured to analyze an input image; a sound source analyzer configured to analyze a sound source in the image or a sound source that is input separately; and a determiner configured to determine whether an abnormal image and an abnormal sound source exist, and when the abnormal image and the abnormal sound source are obtained, according to a result of the image analysis and the sound source analysis, to generate metadata and alarm information based on a result of the determination, wherein the abnormal image and the abnormal sound source are predefined..
Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd.


03/26/15
20150086855 

Aluminum alloy sheet material for lithium-ion battery and producing the same


An aluminum alloy sheet material for a lithium-ion battery can significantly reduce the number of welding defects (e.g., bead non-uniformity and underfill) that occur during laser welding. The aluminum alloy sheet material includes 0.8 to 1.5 mass % of mn, 0.6 mass % or less of si, 0.7 mass % or less of fe, 0.2 mass % or less of cu, and 0.2 mass % or less of zn, with the balance being al and unavoidable impurities, al—mn—si-based intermetallic compounds having a maximum length of less than 1.0 μm being distributed in a matrix of the aluminum alloy sheet material in a number equal to or larger than 0.25 per μm2, and the area ratio of the intermetallic compounds being 3.0% or more when a field of view having an area of 5000 μm2 is subjected to image analysis..
Uacj Corporation


03/26/15
20150086120 

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium


In an image processing apparatus, an image acquiring section acquires one or more images. An image analysis information acquiring section acquires image analysis information on each of the one or more images.
Fujifilm Corporation


03/26/15
20150086116 

Image processing apparatus, image processing method and recording medium


In an image processing apparatus, an image acquiring section acquires a group of candidate images for use in creating a recommended composite image to be proposed to a user; an image analysis information acquiring section acquires image analysis information on each image of the group of candidate images; a theme determining section determines a theme of the group of candidate images based on the image analysis information on each image of the group of candidate images; a template selecting section selects a template for use in creating a recommended composite image based on the theme of the group of candidate images; and a layout section creates a recommended composite image in which images of the group of candidate images are laid out in the template.. .
Fujifilm Corporation


03/19/15
20150082280 

Automatic verification by comparing user interface images


A method, apparatus and software related product (e.g., a computer readable memory) are presented for automatic testing of software products such as front-ends of computing devices. Various embodiments described herein can simplify the delivery and verification of software products and services across computing devices and screens by comparing user interface images using image analysis.
Yahoo! Inc.


03/12/15
20150073079 

Biodegradable polyester resin composition


This invention aims at improving the tear strength of a film and a sheet molded from a resin composition containing microorganism-produced aliphatic polyester. This invention relates to a biodegradable polyester resin composition containing polybutylene adipate terephthalate (pbat) in the proportion of 60 to 400 parts by weight and modified-glycerin in the proportion of 10 to 50 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of aliphatic polyester (p3ha) having a repeating unit represented by formula (1): [—chr—ch2—co—o—] (wherein r is an alkyl group represented by cnh2n+1 and n is an integer of 1 or more and 15 or lower) and a film or a sheet obtained by molding the biodegradable polyester resin composition in which the maximum major axis of phases containing the aliphatic polyester (p3ha) measured by a transmission electron microscopy analysis-image analysis method (tem method) is 18 μm or lower and the average value is 8 μm or lower..
Kaneka Corporation


03/12/15
20150071521 

Spiculated malignant mass detection and classification in a radiographic image


An image analysis embodiment comprises generating a bulge mask from a digital image, the bulge mask comprising potential convergence hubs for spiculated anomalies, detecting ridges in the digital image to generate a detected ridges map, projecting the detected ridges map onto a set of direction maps having different directional vectors to generate a set of ridge direction projection maps, determining wedge features for the potential convergence hubs from the set of ridge direction projection maps, selecting ridge convergence hubs from the potential convergence hubs having strongest wedge features, extracting classification features for each of the selected ridge convergence hubs, and classifying the selected ridge convergence hubs based on the extracted classification features.. .
Vucomp, Inc.


03/05/15
20150065803 

Apparatuses and methods for mobile imaging and analysis


Apparatuses and methods for mobile imaging and image analysis. In particular, described herein are methods and apparatuses for assisting in the acquisition and analysis of images of the tympanic membrane to provide information that may be helpful in the understanding and management of disease, such ear infection (acute otitis media).

02/26/15
20150057552 

Methodology for determining concentration of the types of melanin pigment in the skin


The present invention relates generally to a methodology of determining the concentration of the types of melanin, either eumelanin or pheomelanin, in the skin wherein the process for such determination is non-invasive and based on digital signal and image analysis of hyperspectral sensing and multi-spectral data.. .
Institute Of Technology Petronas Sdn Bhd


02/26/15
20150055745 

Phase contrast imaging using patterned illumination/detector and phase mask


A modified phase shifting mask is used to improve performance over traditional zernike phase contrast imaging. The configurations can lead to an improved imaging methodology potentially with reduced artifacts and more than one order of magnitude gain in photon efficiency, in some examples.
Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, Inc.


02/26/15
20150054984 

Image display apparatus and image display method


An image display apparatus includes: an image display unit that displays an image; a memory unit that stores, for each user, setting information related to the image display unit; an image capturing processing unit that generates image data based on a signal captured by an image capturing unit; an image analysis processing unit that extracts, from the image data generated by the image capturing processing unit, a determination image in which personal information for identifying a user is recorded, the image analysis processing unit reading the personal information from the extracted determination image; and a control unit that reads, from the memory unit, setting information corresponding to the user of the personal information read by the image analysis processing unit, the control unit controlling display of the image display unit based on the read setting information.. .
Nec Display Solutions, Ltd.


02/26/15
20150054938 

Image analysis method and image analysis apparatus


An image analysis method includes acquiring images of spatially different analysis regions. Each of the images of the analysis regions is constituted by pixels including a plurality of data acquired simultaneously or time-serially.
Olympus Corporation


02/19/15
20150049939 

Metric-based recognition, systems and methods


Apparatus, methods and systems of object recognition are disclosed. Embodiments of the inventive subject matter generates map-altered image data according to an object-specific metric map, derives a metric-based descriptor set by executing an image analysis algorithm on the map-altered image data, and retrieves digital content associated with a target object as a function of the metric-based descriptor set..
Nant Holdings Ip, Llc


02/19/15
20150049187 

Method, device and computer programme for extracting information about one or more spatial objects


A computer programme for the extraction of information about one or more spatial objects by a person, which programme is designed for analysing the sequence of images in real time, using image analysis techniques, and extracting information about said one or more objects, and communicating at least part of said information to the person in real time via the output means; wherein the information about said one or more objects comprises at least: the spatial position of said one or more objects; the spatial distance between two objects; the spatial relative angle between two essentially linear objects; and/or an indication regarding the realised accuracy of the extracted information.. .
Otto Ooms B.v.


02/12/15
20150046474 

Image analysis


Mechanisms for displaying an ordered sequence of images are provided. The mechanisms receive a search query as input from a user.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/12/15
20150043810 

Image quality analysis for searches


Image analysis includes: determining, using one or more processors, an image quality score associated with an image, including: determining a foreground and a background in the image; calculating a set of one or more characteristic parameters of the image based on the determined foreground and background; calculating the image quality score based at least in part on the set of characteristic parameters, wherein calculating the image quality score comprises using an image quality computation model that has been pre-trained; and in response to a search query, generating a set of search results that includes a set the images, wherein inclusion of the images or ranking of the search results is based at least in part on image quality scores associated with the set of images.. .
Alibaba Group Holding Limited


02/05/15
20150036936 

Image analysis


A method for processing an image including: identifying a first group of keypoints in the image; for each keypoint of the first group, identifying at least one corresponding keypoint local feature related to the each keypoint; for the at least one keypoint local feature, calculating a corresponding local feature relevance probability; calculating a keypoint relevance probability based on the local feature relevance probabilities of the at least one local feature; selecting keypoints, among the keypoints of the first group, having the highest keypoint relevance probabilities to form a second group of keypoints, and exploiting the keypoints of the second group for analyzing the image. The local feature relevance probability calculated for a local feature of a keypoint is obtained by comparing the value assumed by the local feature with a corresponding reference statistical distribution of values of the local feature..
Telecom Italia S.p.a.


01/29/15
20150031051 

Image analysis and measurement of biological samples


Methods, devices, apparatus, and systems are provided for image analysis. Methods of image analysis may include observation, measurement, and analysis of images of biological and other samples; devices, apparatus, and systems provided herein are useful for observation, measurement, and analysis of images of such samples.
Theranos, Inc.


01/22/15
20150024395 

Method and system for automated image analysis in cancer cells


A method of screening for the presence and/or extent of a pathology in a subject, the pathology characterized by an abnormal chromosomal component in a cell of the subject, comprising the steps of: contacting a biological sample comprising cell nuclei from said subject with, one or more distinguishable labeled probes directed to at least one chromosomal sequence that characterizes the abnormality under conditions that promote hybridization of the one or more probes to the at least one sequence, automatically obtaining a representation of the one or more distinguishable labels hybridized to the chromosomal sequences, automatically analyzing the distribution and intensity of binding of the one or more labels in the representation to determine the presence and/or extent of an abnormal chromosomal component; and automatically reporting results of the analysis; wherein the steps are carried out without intervention by a human.. .
Neodiagnostix Inc


01/22/15
20150024394 

Method and system for automated image analysis in cancer cells


A method of screening for the presence and/or extent of a pathology in a subject, the pathology characterized by an abnormal chromosomal component in a cell of the subject, comprising the steps of: contacting a biological sample comprising cell nuclei from said subject with, one or more distinguishable labeled probes directed to at least one chromosomal sequence that characterizes the abnormality under conditions that promote hybridization of the one or more probes to the at least one sequence, automatically obtaining a representation of the one or more distinguishable labels hybridized to the chromosomal sequences, automatically analyzing the distribution and intensity of binding of the one or more labels in the representation to determine the presence and/or extent of an abnormal chromosomal component; and automatically reporting results of the analysis; wherein the steps are carried out without intervention by a human.. .
Neodiagnostix, Inc.


01/22/15
20150024393 

Method and system for automated image analysis in cancer cells


A method of screening for the presence and/or extent of a pathology in a subject, the pathology characterized by an abnormal chromosomal component in a cell of the subject, comprising the steps of: contacting a biological sample comprising cell nuclei from said subject with, one or more distinguishable labeled probes directed to at least one chromosomal sequence that characterizes the abnormality under conditions that promote hybridization of the one or more probes to the at least one sequence, automatically obtaining a representation of the one or more distinguishable labels hybridized to the chromosomal sequences, automatically analyzing the distribution and intensity of binding of the one or more labels in the representation to determine the presence and/or extent of an abnormal chromosomal component; and automatically reporting results of the analysis; wherein the steps are carried out without intervention by a human.. .
Neodiagnostix Inc


01/22/15
20150023592 

Lifeform image analysis system, lifeform image analysis method, and lifeform image analysis program


A image input means 81 inputs a lifeform image which is a captured image of a lifeform sample. A structure standard color storage means 82 stores a standard color of a structure included in the lifeform image.
Nec Corporation


01/22/15
20150023551 

Method and device for detecting falls by image analysis


Detection of a fall (33) when the determined instantaneous velocity is above a predefined threshold velocity and the instantaneous acceleration is above a predefined threshold acceleration.. .

01/15/15
20150016699 

Phantom image classification


A computing device uses image metadata to perform a first sub-classification of an image, wherein the first sub-classification is deterministic, then uses a combination of image data and the image metadata to perform a second sub-classification, further in a third sub-classification, uses image data to make a probabilistic classification of an image according to a likely phantom type. Alternatively or additionally, a computing device receives a set of image analysis data, identifies an image analysis model to be trained, using the image analysis data, determines that the image analysis model can include an image permutation, and trains a new image analysis model including the image permutation..
Radiological Imaging Technology, Inc.


01/15/15
20150015253 

Automated image analysis for magnetic resonance imaging


A magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system, comprising: a magnetic resonance imaging scanner configured to generate a plurality of signals for forming at least one magnetic resonance image of a soft tissue region from a subject under observation, wherein the at least one magnetic resonance image provides at least one integrating feature to facilitate automatic segmentation; a signal processing system in communication with the magnetic resonance imaging scanner to receive the plurality of signals; and a data storage unit in communication with the signal processing system, wherein the data storage unit contains at least one template corresponding to the soft tissue region, wherein the signal processing system is adapted to process the plurality of signals received from the magnetic resonance imaging scanner to automatically perform segmentation for the soft tissue region of the subject under observation by utilizing the at least one template and the at least one integrating feature.. .

01/08/15
20150009328 

Agricultural harvesting machine


An agricultural harvesting machine has a control arrangement including an optical sensor device for recording image series of a continuous main crop stream, an evaluation device for ascertaining a portion of damaged grain, a portion of non-grain in the main crop stream or both, on the basis of an image analysis of the recorded image series and a visualization device for displaying the portion of damaged grain and/or the portion of non-grain. The control arrangement cyclically records image series of the continuous main crop stream and, within a predetermined processing time after an image series has been recorded, displays a current portion of damaged grain, a current portion of non-grain or both, based on the image series..
Claas Selbstfahrende Erntemaschinen Gmbh


01/01/15
20150005659 

Image analysis apparatus, method, and program


The region extraction unit extracts lung regions from three-dimensional images of a plurality of time phases, the alignment unit aligns pixel position in the lung region extracted from each three-dimensional image between the three-dimensional images. This calculates a displacement vector field at each time phase of the three-dimensional images.
Fujifilm Corporation


01/01/15
20150003713 

Method for analyzing tissue cells using hyperspectral imaging


A method and system are used to analyze the components of a tissue sample by using hyperspectral imaging. The system comprises an image capture module and a hyperspectral image analysis module.
China Medical University


01/01/15
20150001087 

Electroplating and post-electrofill systems with integrated process edge imaging and metrology systems


Disclosed herein are electroplating systems for forming a layer of metal on a wafer which include an electroplating module and a wafer edge imaging system. The electroplating module may include a cell for containing an anode and an electroplating solution during electroplating, and a wafer holder for holding the wafer in the electroplating solution and rotating the wafer during electroplating.
Novellus Systems, Inc.


12/25/14
20140378810 

Physiologic data acquisition and analysis


The availability of high quality imagers on smartphones and other portable devices facilitates creation of a large, crowd-sourced, image reference library that depicts skin rashes and other dermatological conditions. Some of the images are uploaded with, or later annotated with, associated diagnoses or other information (e.g., “this rash went away when i stopped drinking milk”).
Digimarc Corporation


12/25/14
20140376774 

Electronic equipment with image analysis function and related method


An electronic equipment for analyzing an image inside a light-proof container having a portable electronic device with a display screen therein is provided. The electronic equipment analyzes the gray values of each two adjacent pixels of the image to determine a number of boundary points of an area which is illumined by the display screen, linearly fits a number of straight-lines based on the boundary points in different directions, and determines an area bound by the intersections formed by the straight-lines..
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


12/18/14
20140371579 

Rapid image analysis - fleming harrington redistribution wash-in washout differentiation of inflammatory vascular disease (ivd) and tissue viability


The present invention provides a method for detecting abnormal coronary blood flow by “quantifying” emissions of radiopharmaceuticals after stressing the heart under “same state” conditions for detection of inflammatory vascular (ivd) disease and differentiation of (a) ischemic heart disease due reduced lumen responsiveness to demand for more coronary blood flow and (b) vulnerable inflammatory plaque disease with reduced lumen responsiveness. The present invention also provides a method for detection of myocyte viability by using the “quantitative” method to differentiate “normal” functioning cardiac tissue from non-viable “infarcted” cardiac tissue, from “stunned/hibernating” myocytes.

12/18/14
20140370620 

Multimer type discrimination and detection multimer-forming polypeptide


The present invention relates to a method for selectively detecting a multimer type multimer-forming polypeptide in a biological sample, the method comprising: (a) bringing the biological sample into contact with an agglutination reaction inducing agent to induce the formation of an aggregate in an analysis target, the agglutination reaction inducing agent being a particle in which a specific antibody is surface-bonded with the multimer-forming polypeptide; (b) obtaining an image with respect to the aggregate of step (a); and (c) analyzing a size or a shape of the aggregate by using the image. Step (a), step (b), or steps (a) and (b) are performed on a microchip having a microchannel.
Nanoentek, Inc.


12/18/14
20140369583 

Ultrasound diagnostic device, ultrasound diagnostic method, and computer-readable medium having recorded program therein


An ultrasound diagnostic device processes ultrasound images obtained by ultrasound scanning on a diagnostic target. The ultrasound images include a set of material images for analyzing shape of the diagnostic target and a diagnostic image for analyzing a diagnostic value of a specific part of the diagnostic target.
Konica Minolta, Inc.




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