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 Image processing device and image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing device and image processing method
An image processing device including a decoding section configured to decode an image from an encoded stream, a horizontal filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a vertical block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, a vertical filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a horizontal block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, and a control section configured to cause the horizontal filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of vertical block boundaries included in a processing unit containing a plurality of coding units and cause the vertical filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of horizontal block boundaries included in the processing unit.. .
Sony Corporation


 Image processing device and image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing device and image processing method
An image processing device including a decoding section configured to decode an image from an encoded stream, a horizontal filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a vertical block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, a vertical filtering section configured to apply a deblocking filter to a horizontal block boundary within an image to be decoded by the decoding section, and a control section configured to cause the horizontal filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of vertical block boundaries included in a processing unit containing a plurality of coding units and cause the vertical filtering section to filter in parallel a plurality of horizontal block boundaries included in the processing unit.. .
Sony Corporation


 Image processing device for reducing data size of object in image data based on target value patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing device for reducing data size of object in image data based on target value
An image processing device includes a controller. The controller is configured to perform: acquiring image data having a plurality of objects; calculating an amount of characteristic of each of the objects, the amount of characteristic indicating a degree of change in pixel values; setting a process order based on the amount of the characteristic of each of the objects; setting a target value, the target value being a reference value to reduce a data size of the image data; reducing an object data size of at least one of the plurality of objects based on the process order in such a way that the data size of the image data becomes smaller than or equal to the target value, thereby generating a reduced object; and generating reduced image data having a data size smaller than the data size of the image data by using the reduced object..
Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, computer program, and image display system patent thumbnailnew patent Information processing apparatus, information processing method, computer program, and image display system
An image processing apparatus may include a control device configured to detect an abnormality in accordance with at least one of (i) position or orientation information of a display or (ii) information indicating movement of head motion an image of contents to be displayed to the display; and generate a free viewpoint image in accordance with the image of contents and the position or orientation information of the display.. .
Sony Corporation


 Method and  processing source image to generate target image patent thumbnailnew patent Method and processing source image to generate target image
An apparatus for processing a source image to generate a target image is provided. The target image includes a plurality of target pictures.
Novatek Microelectronics Corp.


 Image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method patent thumbnailnew patent Image pickup apparatus, image processing apparatus, and image processing method
An image pickup apparatus includes a comparison light composition section that composes a comparison light image from image data of a plurality of frames, a number-of-replacement-target-frames calculating section for performing, on the comparison light image, for each of partial regions, at least one of deviation correction for a black level attributable to dark random noise with respect to black level subtraction processing of an ob-value subtracting section and correction for deviation of a pixel value attributable to light random noise by a pixel-gain correcting section, a dark-random-noise-tendency determining section, and a light-random-noise-correction-amount calculating section.. .
Olympus Corporation


 Image processing method and camera patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing method and camera
An image processing method and a camera are provided to implement that a relative position of an intelligent analysis rule relative to a corresponding reference object can remain unchanged when a camera with a pan tilt zoom (ptz) function is rotated and/or zooms in/out. The method includes receiving an image operation instruction, where the image operation instruction includes performing at least one of a rotation operation or a zoom operation, performing an operation on an image according to the image operation instruction, where the image is overlaid with a rule which is a tripwire or a geometric region and includes a reference object, and displaying the rule on the image on which the operation has been performed such that a relative position of the rule relative to the reference object remains unchanged before and after the operation..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


 Image processing device and method, and program patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing device and method, and program
Provided is an image processing device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire information on an imaging position and an imaging direction in units of frame images that constitute a moving image obtained through capturing by an imaging unit, a converted image generation unit configured to generate converted images having different imaging directions for each frame image that constitutes the moving image based on the frame image itself and preceding and succeeding frame images of the frame image, an evaluation value calculation unit configured to calculate an evaluation value for each converted moving image constituted by combining the converted image and the original frame image, the evaluation value being used to evaluate a blur between the converted images or between the original frame images, and a selection unit configured to select a converted moving image with less blur based on an evaluation value calculated by the evaluation value calculation unit.. .
Sony Corporation


 Image processing apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing apparatus
According to one embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a display unit, an image acquiring unit, a reduction processor, a combining unit, and a display processor. The display unit displays images.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha


 Image processing apparatus, method, and medium for extracting feature amount of image patent thumbnailnew patent Image processing apparatus, method, and medium for extracting feature amount of image
An image processing apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image, an extraction unit configured to extract a feature amount in each image region of a plurality of objects from the captured image, a determination unit configured to determine, based on the extracted feature amount, a type of a feature amount used for discriminating each of the plurality of objects and a resolution of an image used for extracting a feature amount of the determined type, an imaging control unit configured to control the imaging unit to output an image at the determined resolution, and an extraction control unit configured to control the extraction unit to extract a feature amount of the determined type from the image output at the determined resolution from the imaging unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


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Background separated images for print and on-line use

In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for producing background separated product images for print and on-line display. An image formation system provides lighting of a product to facilitate acquiring images that can be automatically processed to generate high resolution item-only images free of quality defects and imaging artifacts.
Pc Connection, Inc.

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Optically connectable closed-circuit television camera apparatus using passive optical devices and closed-circuit television system

An optical connectable closed-circuit television (cctv) camera apparatus and a cctv system are disclosed herein. The cctv camera apparatus includes an optical splitter, an optical combiner, an optical reception unit, an optical transmission unit, a communication control unit, a camera function control unit, and an image processing unit.
Hyundai Infracore, Inc.

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Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention performs a first correction for an image based on a correction value corresponding to a step designated by an operator among a plurality of steps corresponding to a plurality of correction values used for correcting the image. The image processing apparatus stores information used for specifying a change amount of a correction value corresponding to a change of one step of the plurality of steps in a memory.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Image processing system and information synchronizing method

An image processing system includes a main unit of an image processing apparatus and an operational unit. The operational unit includes a request receiver that receives a request to modify operational unit administrative information, an administrative information modifying unit that modifies the operational unit administrative information in response to the received request to modify, and an administrative information reporting unit that reports modified content of the operational unit administrative information to the main unit of the image processing apparatus.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

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Display device for controlling display panel, image processing apparatus including display device, and power feeding method

This display device includes a display control portion, a first power supply, a second power supply, and a connection control portion. The display control portion is capable of controlling display of a display panel and is configured to execute a predetermined control finish process before display control for the display panel is finished.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

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Real-time processing of video streams captured using mobile devices

The presently disclosed inventive concepts encompass capturing video data using a mobile device, streaming the captured video data to a server for processing of the video data in real-time or near-real time, and providing the server's processing result to the mobile device for additional analysis and/or processing of the captured video data, the processing result, or both. In one embodiment an image processing server is configured to: process, in real time, input streamed to the server from a mobile device, the input comprising one or more frames of digital video data; and output a result of processing the input to the mobile device.
Kofax, Inc.

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Die mounting system and die mounting method

A die mounting system in which die supply device is set on component mounter and dies supplied from die supply device are mounted on circuit board by mounting head of component mounter, determines the next die transfer position is determined such that the longer of time required for die transfer preparation operation (die imaging and image processing, die pickup operation, and movement and vertical inverting operation of a supply head) of die supply device and time required for die mounting operation (movement and vertical motion at the mounting position of mounting head) of component mounter is made shorter, and the difference (which corresponds to the waiting time at the die transfer position) between the two times decreased, such that the cycle time is shortened.. .
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

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Display panel with a timing controller embedded data driver and display apparatus including the same

A display panel includes a timing controller embedded data driver and a first data driver. The timing controller embedded data driver includes an image processing part and an internal data driving part.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

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Image processing program, image processing terminal, image processing system, image processing method

An image processing program for causing a computer to execute: a procedure for obtaining a first image; a procedure for obtaining a second image; a procedure for changing at least a part of the second image in accordance with a signal; and a procedure for processing the first image using the changed second image. The second image is at least one of a handwritten image, a letter image, and a selected image, and the signal is used in a process which splashes the second image in a procedure which changes at least a part of the second image..
Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.

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Method for reduction of artifacts and preservation of soft tissue contrast and conspicuity of iodinated materials on computed tomography images by means of adaptive fusion of input images obtained from dual-energy ct scans, and use of differences in voxel intensities between high and low-energy images in estimation of artifact magnitude

image processing method is presented along with reference source code and sample outputs. This method processes 2 (or more) input images which were obtained at different photon energies (or differing in another parameter), and produces an output image that emphasizes the best characteristics of each of the input images, while suppressing the undesired characteristics of each input image.

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Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An image processing apparatus includes an attention area detection unit, a luminance parallax conversion unit, and a parallax estimation unit. The attention area detection unit is configured to detect an attention area including a desired subject from a standard image.
Sony Corporation

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Image processing apparatus, controlling image processing apparatus, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus comprising: an obtaining unit configured to obtain a contrast material-enhanced image of an object; a first region extraction unit configured to extract a first region representing a first anatomical portion of the object from the image; an estimation unit configured to estimate a state of the image concerning a temporal change in gray level from the first region; and a second region extraction unit configured to extract a second region representing a second anatomical portion of the object from the image based on an estimation result obtained by the estimation unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Image processing device

A device for removing haze from an image includes an image decomposer that decomposes a near-infrared (nir) image to generate an nir detail layer image and decomposes an rgb image to generate an rgb detail layer image and an rgb base layer image, a weight generator that generates a mixing weight value based on a similarity between high frequency (hf) components of the nir image and the rgb image, a detail layer mixer that mixes the nir detail layer image and the rgb detail layer image based on the mixing weight value to generate a mixed rgb detail layer image, a base layer dehazer that removes haze from the rgb base layer image to generate a compensated rgb base layer image, and an adder that adds the mixed rgb detail layer image and the compensated rgb base layer image to generate an output rgb image.. .
Sogang University Research Foundation

new patent

Camera array for performing non-local means image processing over multiple sequential images

Gathering a plurality of sequential image sets from a scene. The sets include a main sequential image set and one or more additional sequential image sets.
Motorola Mobility Llc

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Image processing apparatus, image processing system, imaging apparatus and image processing method

An imaging apparatus 12 acquires raw images 202a and 202b by left and right cameras and performs a demosaicing process for and stepwise reduction of the raw images 202a and 202b to generate and correct colored image groups 204a and 204b which represent picked up images with a plurality of resolutions (s10 and s12). Image process parameters 206 acquired in the course of the demosaicing process and the correction process are transmitted to a host terminal 20 together with part of colored images and data of a partial image 208 of the raw image 202a.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

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Image processing device, robot, robot system, and marker

An image processing device that detects a marker, in which the marker includes a first figure in which three or more figure centers are overlapped with each other and a data area provided on an internal or external portion of the first figure, and the image processing device detects the first figure and detects the data area based on the figure centers of the first figure.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

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Image processing apparatus and image processing system

An image processing apparatus includes a display to display an image, and circuitry to generate a duplication of the image displayed on the display when the image displayed on the display is selected, and display the generated duplication of the image on the display.. .

new patent

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An information processing system that controls a display to display an image generated based on a manipulation target image and an image based on a manipulation target region that is set based on a detection of an object included in acquired image data.. .
Sony Corporation

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Image processing two-photon structured illumination point scanning microscopy

An image processing method of two-photon structured illumination point scanning microscopy is disclosed. The image processing method includes the following steps: providing a laser light source; performing scanning and recording; and performing image reconstruction.
National Central University

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Method for the spectral analysis of samples by means of a graphite tube

A method for the spectral analysis of samples in a graphite tube, comprising the steps of: inserting a liquid sample into a graphite tube; drying the sample by heating the graphite tube; transferring the sample into a particle cloud by further heating up the graphite tube; and measuring one of the optical signals influenced or generated by the sample with a detector; wherein image sequences of the interior of the graphite tube are recorded with a two-dimensional camera having a plurality of image elements over selected periods of time during the spectral analysis; is characterized in that the images of the image sequences are automatically processed with image processing methods, wherein a reference image of the interior of the graphite tube is determined; and the condition of the graphite tube, of the sample and/or of a dosing means for inserting the sample into the graphite tube is determined by comparison of the images of the image sequences to the reference image.. .
Analytik Jena Ag

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Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and medical image processing apparatus

An ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus according to a present embodiment includes transceiver circuitry, image generating circuitry and processing circuitry. The transceiver circuitry is configured to transmit, to an ultrasonic probe, a transmission signal for transmitting ultrasonic waves, and to receive a received signal based on the ultrasonic waves.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

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Endoscope system

An endoscope system includes an insertion portion, a support portion, a first subject image acquisition portion, a second subject image acquisition portion, a third subject image acquisition portion, an image generation section, and an image processing section. The image processing section can switch between a first mode of arranging lateral images around a forward image in a continuously connected state and a second mode of arranging the lateral images and the forward image in a separated.
Olympus Corporation

Solid state imaging device, drive control method therefor, image processing method, and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid state imaging device, a drive control method therefor, an image processing method, and an electronic apparatus capable of achieving both generation of a pixel signal with a high dynamic range and generation of phase difference information. A pixel array unit of the solid state imaging device is configured such that a plurality of pixels each having the same light receiving region is arranged in a matrix, and light that has entered a single microlens enters the plurality of pixels adjacent to each other.
Sony Corporation

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program that can correct distortion generated in frames caused by a rolling shutter to a degree to which the frames may be viewed. Provided is an image processing apparatus that corrects distortion generated in a frame constituting a moving image, the image processing apparatus including: a first detection unit configured to detect distorted high-frequency components corresponding to high-frequency components of distortion of the frame; a second detection unit configured to detect distorted low-frequency components corresponding to low-frequency components of distortion of the frame; a correction determination unit configured to determine an amount of correction of the distorted high-frequency components; and a correction unit configured to correct the distorted low-frequency components generated in the frame on the basis of the detected distorted low-frequency components and correct the distorted high-frequency components generated in the frame according to the determined amount of correction.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus of the embodiments includes: an input unit configured to input a hue signal representing a hue of an image and an image quality signal representing a texture of the image; a conversion unit configured to convert the image quality signal into a physical quantity signal indicating at least one physical quantity of a refractive index of a color material, surface roughness of an image, an area ratio of dots on an image surface, and a layer thickness of a color material in an image corresponding to the image quality signal; and a dot arrangement determination unit configured to determine a color material dot arrangement for outputting the image based on the hue signal and the physical quantity signal.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable medium

An image processing apparatus for processing image data to be used for image formation, comprises: a black background area determination unit configured to determine a black background area formed from a plurality of black lines using the number of consecutive black lines and the number of consecutive lines adjacent to the black lines and other than the black lines out of the image data; and a thinning processing unit configured to perform thinning processing for the black background area by switching a thinning pattern to convert a value of a pixel based on the number of lines included in the black background area determined by the black background area determination unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes: an image processing unit configured to execute image processing including skew correction that deforms an image so as to cancel distortion on the image; and a control unit configured to control the image processing on the image processing unit, wherein, in a case where a margin amount available for correcting the distortion is defined as a first correction margin amount and a margin amount used for correction other than skew correction is defined as a second correction margin amount, the control unit calculates a third correction margin amount obtained by subtracting the second correction margin amount from the first correction margin amount, and controls such that the image processing unit executes the image processing including the skew correction toward a first image and a second image such that the skew correction amount to be corrected falls within a range of the third correction margin amount.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes: an image processing unit configured to execute, in forming an image on both surfaces of a sheet, image processing including skew correction to deform the image in advance to offset distortion to be caused in the image to be formed on the sheet, wherein, the image processing unit receives specification of any of one side, two sides, and an external form of the sheet, as a reference position of the image processing for the image to be formed on the both surfaces of the sheet, and executes the image processing including the skew correction based on the specification.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Image processing apparatus, controlling the same, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus which makes it possible to realize easy accessing of registered information of any function and provide a user interface having high operability. The image processing apparatus stores setting information configured via an operating section and access information for use in accessing the setting information in association with each other.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

The present disclosure relates to an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and a program which can suppress degradation of image quality when power consumption of a display unit is reduced by reducing luminance of an image. A determining unit determines a reduction amount of luminance of a pixel based on characteristics of each pixel of an input image.
Sony Corporation

Integrated circuit for nonlinear data encoding

A method of image processing, the method including performing linear processing of an input data signal encoded with a nonlinear function to generate a linear representation of the input data signal including linearized image data, and using an integrated circuit to generate a processed linear image by nonlinearly quantizing the linearized image data to generate nonlinear quantized data, generating a memory address based on the nonlinear quantized data, and accessing a lookup table based on the generated memory address.. .
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

Method of monitoring load carried by machine

A method of monitoring a loading status of a machine includes receiving signals indicative of a load carried by a dump body of the machine from a perception sensor and receiving point cloud, derived based on the signals received from the perception sensor, corresponding to a profile of the load from an image processing module. A three dimensional polygonal layout corresponding to the profile of the load is generated based on the signals received from the perception sensor and the point cloud.
Caterpillar Inc.

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

An information processing system that acquires image data captured by an image capturing device; identifies a density of distribution of a plurality of feature points in the acquired image data; and controls a display to display guidance information based on the density of the distribution of the plurality of feature points.. .
Sony Corporation

Image processing method and electronic apparatus with image processing mechanism

An image processing method comprising: (a) acquiring a first depth value for a first object in a first image; and (b) altering image effect for the first object according the first depth value when the first object is pasted onto a second image.. .
Mediatek Inc.

Determining image features for analytical models using s-transform

An image processing device and methods for performing an s-transform (st) are provided herein. An example method of generating a compressed form of values of a one-dimensional st for a time series and generating an approximate form of st is provided herein.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Medical image processing apparatus and medical image processing method

A medical image processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain a chronological transition of signal intensities for each of the pixels in a plurality of x-ray images chronologically acquired by using a contrast media.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Image processing apparatus, control method thereof, and computer-readable storage medium

An image processing apparatus includes an image acquisition unit adapted to acquire a radiation image capturing an object, a function acquisition unit adapted to acquire a point spread function from the radiation image, and a determination unit adapted to determine, based on a state of the point spread function, presence/absence of a movement of the object in the radiation image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical image processing apparatus and method

A medical image processing apparatus comprises a memory configured to store medical image data representative of a tissue structure and a processing circuitry configured to operationally connect to the memory, extract regions from the medical image data by performing threshold processing of the medical image data using each of a plurality of threshold values, select regions meeting at least one predetermined condition from among the extracted regions, and determine a region representative of the tissue structure in the medical image data based on the selected regions.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Image processing method

A setting circuit sets a quantization value per input image on the basis of a noise value of the whole input image, and a quantization circuit performs quantization on first image data to generate second image data. Quantization value based on the noise value the whole input image can realize appropriate denoising depending on the noise level of the whole input image..
Megachips Corporation

System on chip with image processing capabilities

A multi-core processor configured to improve processing performance in certain computing contexts is provided. The multi-core processor includes multiple processing cores that implement barrel threading to execute multiple instruction threads in parallel while ensuring that the effects of an idle instruction or thread upon the performance of the processor is minimized.
Mobileye Vision Technologies Ltd.

Image processing apparatus, registration, and information processing system

An image processing apparatus executes a print process by a processor, in response to a print request from a terminal apparatus. The processor receives the print request including electronic data; executes the print process based on the electronic data included in the print request; and executes a registration process for associating the electronic data with information about a conference in which displaying the electronic data is shared among terminal apparatuses participating in the conference.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Image forming apparatus and image forming method

The image forming apparatus includes an image processing section that converts image data into pixel data, an image forming section that forms a toner image based on the pixel data, and a fixing section that fixes the toner image to the recording material by heating the recording material with the toner image formed thereon while conveying the recording material through a nip portion, wherein the image processing section divides the pixel data corresponding to one recording material into a plurality of areas each formed of a predetermined number of pixels and acquires density information on some of the pixels within each of the areas as representative values, wherein the fixing section carries out a process of fixing the toner image for which the density information has been acquired, under a fixing condition according to a maximum value of the representative values.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image forming apparatus, image forming apparatus control method, image processing apparatus, image processing method and storage medium

An image forming apparatus according to the present invention is an electrophotographic image forming apparatus that forms an image onto a print medium based on input image data. The image forming apparatus includes a setting unit configured to set, based on component values of multiple colors acquired for each pixel of the image data, a limiting value on a toner amount to use in the image formation for each pixel, and an image forming unit configured to form an image onto the print medium with an amount of toner less than or equal to the set limiting value..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems, methods, and tracking an object

Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for tracking an object moving along and above a ground surface. The object may comprise, affixed thereto or contained therein, a satellite-based location tracking apparatus to provide a first set of position coordinate pairs for the object as well as an inertial measurement unit to provide a plurality of heading direction values for the object and/or a velocity/distance sensor to provide a second set of position coordinate pairs based on, for example, optical flow image processing of a plurality of images of the ground surface.
Certusview Technologies, Llc





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