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Image processing apparatus and image processing method

Image processing apparatus, rotation control method for motor, and computer-readable recording medium

Image processing apparatus, method and imaging apparatus

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07/24/14
20140207905
 Plug-in distribution system, image processing apparatus, plug-in distribution control method patent thumbnailPlug-in distribution system, image processing apparatus, plug-in distribution control method
A plug-in distribution system includes a distribution server and an image processing apparatus. The distribution server distributes a plug-in.
07/24/14
20140205813
 Image processing apparatus and image processing method patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus and image processing method
One objective of the present invention is to provide an image processing apparatus and an image processing method, whereby a difference of gloss at irregular, very small portions can be appropriately reproduced. The image processing apparatus determines, based on image data for an image to be printed on a print medium, amounts of a color printing material for printing the image on the print medium and an image quality control material for adjusting glossiness of the image, and obtains information on an unevenness level of a surface of the image based on the image data.
07/24/14
20140205340
 Image processing apparatus, rotation control method for motor, and computer-readable recording medium patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, rotation control method for motor, and computer-readable recording medium
An image processing apparatus includes: a transport roller for transporting a sheet subjected to image processing; a motor that drives the transport roller to rotate; and a speed reduction unit that performs a speed reduction control on the motor to temporarily stop the sheet, the speed reduction control being performed in a manner that a stopping time and a stopping distance each satisfy a corresponding target range, wherein the speed reduction control includes: a first control that is a control of reducing a rotation speed of the motor to a reference speed through at least two operations from among a braking operation, a powering operation, and a free running operation; and a second control that is a control of, after a rotation amount of the motor from the start of the speed reduction control reaches a reference value, continuously performing the braking operation until the stop of the motor.. .
07/24/14
20140205193
 Image processing apparatus, method and imaging apparatus patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, method and imaging apparatus
An image processing apparatus includes a histogram computation section that for a plurality of images with different light exposure amounts captured, computes for each of the images a histogram of the number of pixels a light exposure amount ratio computation section that, based on a degree of similarity between a profile of a first histogram computed from a first image out of the plurality of images and a profile of a second histogram computed from a second image out of the plurality of images, computes as a light exposure amount ratio a ratio between a light exposure amount for the first image and a light exposure amount for the second image, and a pixel value adjustment section that adjusts the pixel values of pixels contained in one image out of the first image and the second image based on the light exposure amount ratio.. .
07/24/14
20140205185
 Image processing device, image pickup device, and image display device patent thumbnailImage processing device, image pickup device, and image display device
With an image processing device of the present invention, the image processing device, an image pickup device, and an image display device are provided which can correct a spatial distortion generated in taking and displaying a stereoscopic image, and which can present a high-quality image with a stereoscopic feel. The image processing device comprises an information acquisition unit (20) that obtains disparity information calculated from a stereoscopic image, image-pickup condition information when the stereoscopic image is taken, and display condition information of a display unit that displays the stereoscopic image, and an image processing unit (30) that converts a disparity of the stereoscopic image.
07/24/14
20140205184
 Method for representing surroundings patent thumbnailMethod for representing surroundings
A method for environmental representation, in which two images of an environment (u) are taken respectively and a disparity image is determined by means of stereo image processing. An unobstructed free space (f) is identified in the disparity image, in that each pixel of the disparity image is allocated either to the unobstructed ground surface (b) or to one of several segments (s11 to snu) depending on disparity values of the respective pixel.
07/24/14
20140205182
 Stereoscopic image processing apparatus, stereoscopic image processing method, and stereoscopic image processing program patent thumbnailStereoscopic image processing apparatus, stereoscopic image processing method, and stereoscopic image processing program
An apparatus including: an acquiring unit operable to acquire a stereoscopic view image which includes a left eye image and a right eye image, the stereoscopic view image representing a stereoscopic image by means of parallax between the left eye image and the right eye image; an extracting unit operable to extract a subject region from the acquired stereoscopic view image, the subject region giving a stereoscopic image of a specific subject; a calculating unit operable to calculate a length of the extracted subject region in a parallax direction; and an image correcting unit operable to adjust parallax at an edge of the subject region based on the calculated length of the subject region in the parallax direction.. .
07/24/14
20140205168
 Image processing apparatus, ultrasonic imaging apparatus, and imaging processing method for the same patent thumbnailImage processing apparatus, ultrasonic imaging apparatus, and imaging processing method for the same
Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus collects volume data which relates to an object, generates volume-rendered image data from the collected volume data, acquires a projection image of the object at a position at which virtual illumination is emitted toward the object, based on the volume-rendered image data, and corrects the projection image by using at least one conversion function, thereby obtaining a result image..
07/24/14
20140205164
 Medical image diagnosis apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, and medical image processing method patent thumbnailMedical image diagnosis apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, and medical image processing method
A medical image diagnosis apparatus of an embodiment includes: an image generation unit configured to generate a first image which is an original image, from a medical image taken by a medical imaging unit; an image conversion unit configured to process the first image to output a second image where a color tone of a predetermined region in the first image is kept and a color tone of a region other than the predetermined region is converted; and an image output unit configured to supply the second image to an output apparatus.. .
07/24/14
20140205157
 Image processing device, method for processing image patent thumbnailImage processing device, method for processing image
An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute: obtaining a first image and a second image; determining a first direction of a certain first reference point of a first region of a user included in the first image and a second direction of a certain second reference point of a second region of the user included in the second image; extracting a first feature quantity from the first region and a second feature quantity from the second region; generating a third feature quantity from the first feature quantity or a fourth feature quantity from the second feature quantity on the basis of the first direction or the second direction; and authenticating the user on the basis of similarity between the first feature quantity or the third feature quantity.. .
07/24/14
20140205154
System for mapping and identification of plants using digital image processing and route generation
The present invention relates to a system and method for mapping of plants. Homogenous and heterogeneous flora areas called clusters are identified in remote sensing images and routes to the plant clusters are generated.
07/24/14
20140205061
X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire x-ray image data of an object using at least one imaging system.
07/24/14
20140205058
Radiographic apparatus and an image processing method therefore
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07/24/14
20140205018
Image processing apparatus, image encoding apparatus, and image processing method
According to an embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a first decoding unit, a selection unit and a generation unit. The first decoding unit generates a first decoded image by decoding first encoded data.
07/24/14
20140205007
Image processing devices and methods
The present technique relates to image processing devices and methods that enable quantization processes or inverse quantization processes more suited to the content of each image. An image processing device of the present disclosure includes: a quantization value setter that sets a quantization value of a depth image independently of a texture image, the depth image being multiplexed with the texture image; a quantizer that generates quantized data by quantizing coefficient data of the depth image, using the quantization value of the depth image set by the quantization value setter; and an encoder that generates an encoded stream by encoding the quantized data generated by the quantizer.
07/24/14
20140204428
Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and program
When processing image data by referring to at least one of reference image data and correction data, an image is processed in a unit of band area by dividing image data of a target image in a plurality of band areas. In this case, the minimum transfer unit of the image data is set.
07/24/14
20140204406
Image forming apparatus, host apparatus, image forming method, print control method, and computer-readable recording medium
An image forming apparatus, a method, and a computer-readable recording medium are provided. The image forming apparatus includes an input unit which receives image data, a detection unit which detects a printing concentration of the received image data, an image processing unit which composes a copy protection pattern and the image data so that the copy protection pattern is printed with a concentration corresponding to the detected printing concentration, and an image forming unit which prints image data composed with the copy protection pattern..
07/24/14
20140204342
Image processing apparatus
An image processing apparatus configured to process a tomographic image of an object to be examined, includes: a processor; and memory storing computer readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the image processing apparatus to: set a reference line, which is used as a reference for setting a cross sectional position, on a front image of the object, the cross sectional position being one of a position where a two-dimensional tomographic image is acquired from three-dimensional data of the object, and a position where measurement light for generating a tomographic image is scanned; and set the cross sectional position having a predetermined angle as an angle relative to the set reference line.. .
07/24/14
20140204340
Apparatus for imaging an eye
A slit lamp mounted eye imaging a slit lamp integrated, a handheld, oct integrated, or attached to a separate chinrest-joystick assembly apparatus for producing a wide field and/or magnified views of the posterior or the anterior segments of an eye through an undilated or dilated pupil. The apparatus images sections and focal planes and utilizes an illumination system that uses one or more leds, shifting optical elements, flipping masks, and/or aperture stops where the light can be delivered into the optical system on optical axis or off axis from center of optical system and return imaging path from the eye, creating artifacts in different locations on the eye image.
07/24/14
20140204274
Display device and color adjustment method thereof, and method for displaying video signal
A device for image processing includes a video signal receiver, for receiving at least one video signal, wherein an image frame of the at least one video signal includes: a plurality of pixel groups; a color engine; and an output stage, coupled to the color engine, for outputting the adjusted at least one video signal. The color engine includes: a local adjusting unit, configured to locally adjust at least one of color hue, luminance factor and saturation of a specific pixel group of the pixel groups without adjusting any other pixel group of the pixel groups, wherein the specific pixel group has color hue in a predetermined range that is a part of a full range of color hue; and a global adjusting unit, configured to globally adjust at least one of color hue, luminance factor and saturation of each of the pixels of the image frame..
07/24/14
20140204269
Conversion circuit, image processing device, and conversion method
A conversion circuit includes: a conversion section configured to convert each of analog pixel signals into digital pixel data; a timing acquisition section configured to acquire specified timing, in which the specified timing defines a display period during which display of each of the analog pixel signals is performed in a cycle of a synchronization signal; a timing setting section configured to set timing that defines an extension period that is longer than the display period, in which the timing is other than the specified timing; an enable signal generation section configured to generate an enable signal, in which the enable signal indicates the extension period as a period during which the digital pixel data is valid; and an output section configured to output the digital pixel data that is valid, in accordance with the enable signal.. .
07/24/14
20140204250
Image sensor, operating method thereof, and system including same
A method of operating an image processing system includes storing differences between first analog pixel signals and second analog pixel signals and converting the stored differences to one-bit digital signals, the first analog pixel signals being output from a plurality of pixels and corresponding to a previous frame, and the second analog pixel signals being output from the plurality of pixels and corresponding to a current frame.. .
07/24/14
20140204248
Apparatus and method for image processing and storage medium, and image pickup apparatus
An image processing method includes: acquiring a mosaic image photographed by image pickup means including an image pickup element in which a basic array pattern is repeatedly arranged in horizontal and vertical directions, storing first correction data containing a coordinate of a defective pixel and correction information associated with a position of the defective pixel in the basic array pattern, and second correction data containing a correction pattern corresponding to the correction information and indicating positions, relative to the defective pixel, of plural peripheral pixels that have a same color as the defective pixel, reading the correction pattern based on the correction information, calculating coordinates of the peripheral pixels based on the first correction data and the read correction pattern, extracting pixel values corresponding to the peripheral pixels at the calculated coordinates from the mosaic image, and calculating the pixel value of the defective pixel.. .
07/24/14
20140204246
Image processing device and program
An image processing device includes: an identifying unit that identifies an image area where gradations are lost in a first captured image obtained by capturing a subject image; an image texture image generation unit that generates an image texture image by aligning a second captured image, obtained by capturing an image of a subject matching the subject of the first captured image, with the first captured image and extracting an image texture corresponding to the image area having been identified by the identifying unit; and an interpolation unit that executes interpolation for the image area in the first captured image by synthetically incorporating the image texture image having been generated by the image texture image generation unit with the first captured image.. .
07/24/14
20140204240
Image processing apparatus and method
An image processing apparatus inputs captured image data that has been read from an image capturing unit in accordance with a reading mode, and processes the input captured image data so as to enable identification of the reading mode used in reading the captured image data from the image capturing unit.. .
07/24/14
20140204238
Feature extraction apparatus, feature extraction program, and image processing apparatus
Provided is a feature extraction device including a sub region setting unit (433) which sets a plurality of sub regions with respect to a pixel of interest, and a binary pattern generation unit (434) which generates a local binary pattern indicating pixel value comparison results relative to each sub region with respect to each pixel of interest. The sub region setting unit (433) sets (436) a region constituted by a plurality of pixels including a pixel separated from the pixel of interest as a sub region, and the binary pattern generation unit (434) calculates (437) a representative value for each sub region and generates (439) a local binary pattern indicating whether or not the difference (438) between the representative value and the value of the pixel of interest is equal to or larger than a predetermined threshold value..
07/24/14
20140204237
User terminal and image processing method for recognizing user in user terminal
A user terminal includes: a first camera and a second camera photographing a subject; and a controller photographing a user using the second camera upon photographing through the first camera to thus recognize the user, and performing predetermined image processing on an image photographed through the first camera according to the result of the user recognition. Therefore, by recognizing a user and performing image processing on a photographed image based on the result of the user recognition, it is possible to protect a user's copyright for photographed images and also to use user information for various purposes by associating the user information with photographed images..
07/24/14
20140204232
Descriptor-based stream processor for image processing and method associated therewith
The present disclosure provides a stream processor, an associated stream controller and compiler, and associated methods for data processing, such as image processing. In some embodiments, a method includes defining a kernel pattern associated with an image frame, and processing the image frame using the defined kernel pattern.
07/24/14
20140204225
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program, and display device
There is provided an image processing apparatus including an image acquisition section configured to acquire a captured image including a plurality of two-dimensional codes and a plurality of images corresponding to each of the two-dimensional codes, an address information extraction section configured to recognize each of the two-dimensional codes from the captured image, and to extract information showing addresses on a network from each of the two-dimensional codes, an image extraction section configured to extract each of the images from the captured image, and a display control section configured to allow a display section to display a link to each of the addresses in association with each of the images.. .
07/24/14
20140204215
Image processing system using unified images
An image processing system has a plurality of cameras and a display that are mounted on a machine. The plurality of cameras are configured to generate image data for an environment of the machine.
07/24/14
20140204204
Image processing apparatus, projector and projector system including image processing apparatus, image processing method
An image processing apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to take an image of an area including an object on which an image is projected and to acquire image data; a distance measuring unit configured to calculate distance data relevant to a distance between the object and the imaging unit based on the image data; a plane estimating unit configured to estimate a plane corresponding to the object based on the distance data; and a correction information calculating unit configured to calculate correction information relevant to correction of an image to be projected based on the distance data and plane information relevant to the plane.. .
07/24/14
20140204199
Wiring inspecting method, wiring inspecting apparatus, wiring inspecting program, and recording medium
A wiring inspecting method according to the present invention is a wiring inspecting method for inspecting presence/absence of a short-circuit portion of a wiring line formed on a substrate, including a heat generation process of generating, with voltage application means (5), heat in the short-circuit portion by applying a voltage to the wiring line; an image acquisition process of acquiring, with image capturing means (6), an infrared image of the substrate; a binarization process of generating, with image processing means (7), a binarized image from the infrared image by using a threshold; and a position specification process of specifying, with the image processing means (7), a position of the short-circuit portion by using the binarized image. In the binarization process, binarization processing is repeated by changing the threshold.
07/24/14
20140204187
Endoscope image processing device, endoscope system, and image processing method
An endoscope image processing device includes an image acquisition section and a boundary region correction section. The image acquisition section acquires image signals that form a front image corresponding to a front field of view and a side image corresponding to a side field of view as a single acquired image.
07/24/14
20140204178
Imaging device and shading correction method
An image pick apparatus includes: an imaging element that includes a first pixel group and a second pixel group that respectively photo-electrically converts luminous fluxes that pass through different areas of a single imaging optical system, generates a first image formed by an output value of the first pixel group and a second image formed by an output value of the second pixel group, and is built therein with a pixel addition unit that adds a pixel value of the first pixel group and a pixel value of the second pixel group to generate a two-dimensional image; and an image processing section that matches a shading shape of the first image and a shading shape of the second image with a shading shape of the two-dimensional image by calculating correction coefficients stored in a memory for the output values of the first pixel group and the second pixel group.. .
07/24/14
20140204176
Method for reducing the size of a stereoscopic image
In an image processing method to display a stereoscopic image on a target screen, a disparity information (200) is associated with the stereoscopic image and is adapted for the display of the stereoscopic image on an original screen, the size of the original screen being different from the size of the target screen, the stereoscopic image comprising a first image (20) and a second image (21). In order to optimise the disparity of the stereoscopic image, the method comprises selecting a part of said first image according to at least one property associated with the first image; calculating a target disparity information associated with the selected part of the image according to the viewing conditions associated with the target screen and the original disparity information associated with the selected part of the first image..
07/24/14
20140204147
Printhead color density correction in printing systems
A printing system includes a linehead that jets ink onto a moving print media to print a test block and an integrated imaging system positioned downstream of the linehead with respect to a media transport direction. The integrated imaging system includes an opening in a housing for receiving light reflected from a moving print media.
07/24/14
20140204120
Image processing device and image processing method
An image processing device includes a processor; and a memory which stores a plurality of instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute: acquiring an image including a first object captured by an image sensor; computing, from the image, flatness information on flatness of a projection plane of the first object on which a superimposed image is displayed; and defining a display position of the superimposed image on the basis of the flatness information.. .
07/24/14
20140204108
Pixel cache, method of operating pixel cache, and image processing device including pixel cache
A method of operating a pixel cache having a plurality of linefill units and configured to fetch an image stored in a main memory includes receiving a request for data of one or more image planes from a processor, and if the request for at least one image plane is determined as a “hit”, outputting the requested data of the at least one image plane and fetching the requested data from main memory of at one other image plane determined as not a “hit”. A “hit” is determined for each image plane of the one or more image planes based on whether data of the image plane is stored in one of the plurality of linefill units.
07/24/14
20140204092
Classification of high dimensional data
A method for classification of high dimensional data on graphs based on the ginzburg-landau functional. The method applies l2 gradient flow minimization of the ginzburg-landau diffuse interface energy functional to the case of functions defined on graphs.
07/24/14
20140203490
Image processing apparatus, printing control apparatus, information processing apparatus, control method, and storage medium
An image processing apparatus, which is configured to print an image on a sheet and perform binding processing for binding a plurality of sheets, includes a specifying unit configured to specify a sheet to be used for printing, and a notification unit configured to notify a user of a sheet for which a maximum number of sheets that are bindable by the binding processing is greater than or equal to that for the sheet specified by the specifying unit.. .
07/17/14
20140201393
Image processing apparatus and method
An information processing apparatus comprises a connection section capable of connecting an input/output device; a communication section capable of communicating with an external apparatus; a receiving section configured to receive a request from the external apparatus through the communication section; and a control section configured to enable the input/output device connected to the connection section to execute the processing indicated by the request received by the receiving section.. .
07/17/14
20140201023
System and method for virtual fitting and consumer interaction
In a multimedia device, a method, apparatus, and system for presenting product information to user, provide the means and methods for user to virtually try on the products with user specific image/photo through user interaction, graphical image processing and generation, loading and switching images to generate a continuous virtual fitting experience. Collect and manage user input data and facilitate interaction between consumer and vendor..
07/17/14
20140200896
Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, and image processing system
An image processing apparatus includes an image processor; an audio input to input a user's speech; a storage to store at least one simple sentence voice command and an operation corresponding to the simple sentence voice command; a communication device to communicate with a server that analyzes a descriptive sentence voice command and determine an operation corresponding to the descriptive sentence voice command; an audio processor to process a first voice command corresponding to the speech and conduct the operation corresponding to the simple sentence voice command if the first voice command is the simple sentence voice command, and to transmit the first voice command to the communication device if the first voice command is not the simple sentence voice command; and a controller configured to display a first guide image which recommends the simple sentence voice command stored in the storage if the corresponding operation for the first voice command determined by the server is identical to one of the at least one simple sentence voice command stored in the storage.. .
07/17/14
20140198992
Linear transform-based image processing techniques
Signal processing techniques utilize operations performed in linear transform domains to perform operations including noise reduction, noise shaping, and gradient integration. The standard wavelet shrinkage method may be altered to constrain the modification of wavelet coefficients towards an initial estimate of the adjusted coefficients.
07/17/14
20140198991
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable medium
An image processing apparatus includes an accepting unit, a calculation unit, a coefficient setting unit, and a processor. The accepting unit accepts a set of feeling expressions representing texture factors.
07/17/14
20140198988
Image processing device and image processing method
An image processing device includes a control unit which controls a read out of a reference image which is referred to when performing motion compensation on an image, with a range based on a maximum value of a motion amount in a vertical direction of a motion vector of the image as a target; and a motion compensation processing unit which performs motion compensation on the image using the motion vector and the reference image which is read out according to the control by the control unit.. .
07/17/14
20140198987
Structure descriptors for image processing
A structure descriptor for an m×n pixel block of an image may be determined. The m×n pixel block may contain a primary pixel having a primary pixel value and a plurality of secondary pixels having respective secondary pixel values.
07/17/14
20140198985
Image processing apparatus for performing color interpolation upon captured images and related method thereof
An image processing method includes: receiving image data from a frame buffer, wherein each pixel of the image data has only one color information; estimating four second color information corresponding to up, down, left, and right sides of the target pixel respectively according to a first color information of the target pixel per se and color information of the neighboring pixels for a target pixel of the image data; calculating four color difference gradients corresponding to up, down, left, and right sides of the target pixel respectively according to the four second color information of the target pixel; determining an edge texture characteristic of the target pixel according to the four color difference gradients of the target pixel; and determining whether to modify the bit value of the first color information of the target pixel stored in a frame buffer according to an edge texture characteristic of the target pixel.. .
07/17/14
20140198971
Failure detection system and failure detection method
A failure detection system that includes an image processing unit configured to acquire a morphological image illustrating a morphology of the absorbent article after processing of the absorbent article, in each of the plurality of steps, a failure detection unit configured to detect the existence of a failure location of the absorbent article after processing, based on the morphological image acquired by the image processing unit, and an image display unit configured to display an image of the absorbent article after processing, when a failure location of the absorbent article is detected by the failure detection unit.. .
07/17/14
20140198967
Paper sheet processing apparatus
A paper sheet processing apparatus that performs a recognizing process of a paper sheet includes: a paper sheet recognition sensor (11) that reads an image of a paper sheet; a number-attribute information memory (131) that stores number attribute information including number recognition conditions for recognizing a number given to a paper sheet; and an image processing unit (134) and a character recognizing unit (135) that recognize a number of a paper sheet from an image read by the paper sheet recognition sensor (11), based on number recognition conditions stored in the number-attribute information memory (131).. .
07/17/14
20140198955
System and method for distorted camera image correction
The invention provides an image processing method for processing a sequence of images, comprising the steps of: obtaining, from a visual sensor, at least two images of the sequence of images, detecting whether the images include a distortion, determining an image warping function at least partially compensating the distortion, applying the determined warping function to the image(s) including the distortion, and calculating by a processing unit, and outputting, an optical flow as a displacement vector field form the images.. .
07/17/14
20140198953
Image processing device, image processing method, control program, and recording medium
An image processing device configured to detect a detection target, which is all or a part of a predetermined main body on an image has a detection target detection unit that detects an estimated detection target that the image processing device assumes to be the detection target from the image, a heterogeneous target determination unit that determines whether the estimated detection target detected by the detection target detection unit is an estimated heterogeneous target that the image processing device assumes to be a heterogeneous target, which is all or a part of a main body different in class from the main body, and a detection target determination unit that determines whether the estimated detection target detected by the detection target detection unit is the detection target based on a determination result of the heterogeneous target determination unit.. .
07/17/14
20140198952
Image processing method
A method and apparatus for localizing an area in relative movement and for determining the speed and direction thereof in real time is disclosed. Each pixel of an image is smoothed using its own time constant.
07/17/14
20140198951
Image processing apparatus and image processing method
A dictionary for detection of an object is created from an image obtained by performing an image process, which depends on a first image process parameter, on the training image of the detection target object. The dictionary created based on the image process depending on the first image process parameter is determined, based on a result of detecting the object from an image obtained by performing an image process, which depends on the first image process parameter, on a photographed image based on the dictionary.
07/17/14
20140198950
Image processing device, image processing method, and computer readable medium
An image processing device is provided, the image processing device comprising: an image input unit configured to be input with a frame image of an imaging area imaged by a camera; an image processing unit configured to process the frame image input to the image input unit, and detect an object imaged in the frame image; and an operation frequency determination unit configured to determine a frequency of an operation clock of the image processing unit according to the number of objects detected by the image processing unit, wherein the operation frequency determination unit lowers the frequency of the operation clock of the image processing unit as the number of objects detected by the image processing unit becomes smaller.. .
07/17/14
20140198897
X-ray imaging apparatus, medical image processing apparatus, x-ray imaging method and medical image processing method
According to one embodiment, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray image acquisition unit, a control system and a display processing part. The x-ray image acquisition unit is configured to acquire x-ray image data of an object by using at least one imaging system.
07/17/14
20140198895
Medical imaging system
A medical imaging system includes a radiographing apparatus and an image processing apparatus. The radiographing apparatus is provided with a talbot or talbot-lau interferometer and includes an x-ray source, an x-ray detector, and a subject table.
07/17/14
20140198351
Method and system for performing image processing on a document based on a delayed determination of whether the document is monochrome or color
Embodiments include systems and methods for performing image processing on a document based on a delayed determination of whether the document is monochrome or color. The image reproduction system includes image processing hardware configured to receive a plurality of pixels corresponding to a scan document, perform color processing on the plurality of pixels to produce color-processed scan data, perform monochrome processing on the plurality of pixels to produce monochrome-processed scan data, produce color distribution data for the plurality of pixels, and determine from the color distribution data that the scan document is one of a color document or a monochrome document.
07/17/14
20140198349
Image processing apparatus and image processing method
An image processing apparatus performs a density adjustment process for generating an image containing a copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image for warning against the use of copy products. To help users to easily adjust the density of a latent image portion and a background portion in the copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image, the image processing apparatus determines a density relationship of the latent image portion and the background portion by performing a plurality of adjustment operations, in combination, different in the amount of adjustment relating to the range of variable density in at least one of the latent image portion and the background portion, and sets, based on the density relationship, the density data of each of the latent image portion and the background portion in the data of the copy-forgery-inhibited pattern image..
07/17/14
20140198256
Image processing apparatus and associated method
An image processing apparatus for processing multiple sets of first image data of an image in a first color space is provided. The first color space is defined by multiple color components excluding a saturation component.
07/17/14
20140198242
Image capturing apparatus and image processing method
An image capturing apparatus and an image processing method are disclosed. The image capturing apparatus includes an image capturing module, a micro processor, and a display module.
07/17/14
20140198234
Image processing apparatus, program, image processing method, and imaging apparatus
An image processing apparatus includes: a decision unit that determines a character having a predetermined meaning from a captured image; a determination unit that determines whether the captured image is a person image or the captured image is an image which is different from the person image; a storage unit that stores a first syntax which is a syntax of a sentence used for the person image and a second syntax which is a syntax of a sentence used for the image which is different from the person image; and an output unit that outputs a sentence of the first syntax using the character having a predetermined meaning when the determination unit determines that the captured image is the person image, and outputs a sentence of the second syntax using the character having a predetermined meaning when the determination unit determines that the captured image is the image which is different from the person image.. .
07/17/14
20140198231
Image processing apparatus, image pickup apparatus and image processing method
The image processing apparatus includes an image acquirer configured to acquire an input image produced by image capturing through a zoom lens whose magnification is variable, and a processor configured to perform an image restoration process using an image restoration filter produced on a basis of information on aberration of the zoom lens. The processor is configured to not perform the image restoration process on a central image area of the input image produced by the image capturing through the zoom lens set in a specific magnification state and to perform the image restoration process on a specific image area more outer than the central image area of that input image..
07/17/14
20140198230
Image processing apparatus, image capturing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium
By the conventional method, it is not possible to check whether or not a target subject is included in a range in which refocus can be performed at the time of image capturing or at the time of editing a captured image. An image processing apparatus includes a subject of interest specification unit configured to specify a subject of interest within a parallax image obtained by performing image capturing from a plurality of different viewpoints, and a notification unit configured to notify a user of a focused state of the specified subject of interest in an image to be generated by performing image combination processing using the parallax image..
07/17/14
20140198197
Image processing apparatus, microscope system, and recording medium
An image processing apparatus includes: a normalization unit that generates a plurality of normalized images by correcting, based on different imaging conditions, brightness of a plurality of images at different brightness obtained by imaging a same subject with the different imaging conditions; and an image combining unit that generates a combined image by combining the plurality of normalized images. When the normalized image corresponding to a reference image that is a brightest image among the plurality of images is defined as a reference normalized image, the image combining unit combines the reference normalized image and a non-reference normalized image that is the normalized image other than the reference normalized image to bring gradation of pixel of the combined image close to gradation of pixel of the reference normalized image if the gradation of pixel of the combined image is smaller than the gradation of pixel of the reference normalized image..
07/17/14
20140198196
System and method for determining engagement of audience members during a lecture
A system and method for determining engagement of members of an audience during a lecture. Speech by the lecturer is detected to initiate image processing, which is performed by first capturing the audience in multiple image frames using a video camera; performing edge detection on an image frame to generate a digital edge map of the frame; detecting an approximate facial region skeletal image candidate in the image frame including circular and elliptical shapes for iris, eye and face; extracting location information for a candidate face in the image frame, including eyes and irises in the skeletal image to generate approximate facial region location information; and determining, from the location information, whether required spatial relationships exist within a candidate, for that candidate to be considered as a face of one of the members.
07/17/14
20140198188
Image processing device, method and recording medium, stereoscopic image capture device, portable electronic apparatus, printer, and stereoscopic image player device
An image processing method includes: acquiring a first image and second image with a parallax, calculating a parallax indicating a shift amount of a corresponding pixel of the second image with respect to each pixel of the first image, deciding an image processing coefficient to perform edge emphasis or edge correction based on the parallax with respect to every image processing target pixel of the first image and the second image, and performing image processing on the first image and the second image using the image processing coefficient.. .
07/17/14
20140198186
3d image generating device
A 3d image generating device is provided and includes: a lenticular plate storage chamber for storing a plurality of lenticular plates; a picture-taking device for taking a picture of an object to generate an object image; an image processing unit for capturing and processing the object image of the object to generate a front-view object image and combining the front-view object image with a rear-view image to generate a synthetic 3d image; a lenticular plate conveying unit for moving the lenticular plates inside the lenticular plate storage chamber to a printing device; a memory unit for storing at least one rear-view image; the printing device for printing the synthetic 3d image on a flat surface of the lenticular plate; and a controlling unit for controlling operation of the picture-taking device, the image processing unit, the memory unit, the printing device, and the lenticular plate conveying unit.. .
07/17/14
20140198140
Display, image processing unit, image processing method, and electronic apparatus
An image processing method includes: obtaining, based on a plurality of pieces of first luminance information that correspond to fourth sub-pixels contained in a pixel region to which a focused pixel belongs and based on a relative positional relationship between a first sub-pixel and the fourth sub-pixel in a display pixel, second luminance information that corresponds to the fourth sub-pixel of the focused pixel, in which the focused pixel is a display pixel in a display section that includes a plurality of display pixels each having the first sub-pixel, a second sub-pixel, and a third sub-pixel that are configured to emit light of basic colors, and the fourth sub-pixel that is configured to emit light of a color other than the basic colors; and replacing the first luminance information that corresponds to the fourth sub-pixel of the focused pixel with the second luminance information.. .
07/17/14
20140198124
Transparency-based image processing method, device, and terminal
The present disclosure discloses a transparency-based image processing method, device, and terminal. The method includes steps of: acquiring first simulated pixel information representing a first pixel, and acquiring first transparency information; acquiring second simulated pixel information representing a second pixel, and acquiring second transparency information; calculating third simulated pixel information representing a third pixel as a sum of a product of the first simulated pixel information times the first transparency information and a product of the second simulated pixel information times the second transparency information; and acquiring a third actual pixel by narrowing the third simulated pixel information.
07/17/14
20140198115
Image processing apparatus and control method thereof
An image processing apparatus and its control method receives a drawing command including a moving image drawing command and a graphics drawing command and performs drawing processing. A drawing command is received, and the moving image drawing command is separated from the graphics drawing command.
07/17/14
20140198103
Method for polygon reduction
The present invention generally relates to computer graphics and more specifically to a computer implemented method allowing for improvements in the creation of a polygon reduced three-dimensional graphics image. The present invention also relates to a corresponding image processing apparatus and a computer program product..
07/17/14
20140198089
Image processing unit, image processing apparatus and image display system
An image processing unit including an always on circuit block and a non-always on circuit block is provided. When operating under a first operation mode, the non-always on circuit block receives a bias voltage from a power supply unit, so as to perform an image processing operation on an image input signal.
07/17/14
20140198056
Digital image processing method and computing device thereof
A computing device-implemented method and the computing device thereof are provided. A center area and an outer area of the picture displayed on the touch-sensitive screen are defined.


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