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 Electronic component mounting apparatus patent thumbnailElectronic component mounting apparatus
An electronic component mounting apparatus includes: a mounting head including a holder for extracting an electronic component and mounting the electronic component onto a substrate, the mounting head being movable in a horizontal direction; an imaging camera disposed on the mounting head for imaging a component extraction position, when the holder is at the component extraction position; a recognition unit for recognizing, based on an image captured by the imaging camera, a positional deviation between the component extraction position and a position of a housing portion where a component is stored in a component feeding unit or a position of the component in the housing portion; and a controller for correcting the component extraction position to a position shifted by a positional deviation recognized by the recognition unit before the component feeding unit extracts a subsequent component, and causing the mounting head to move to the corrected position.. .
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha


 Surgical stereoscopic observation apparatus patent thumbnailSurgical stereoscopic observation apparatus
A surgical stereoscopic observation apparatus has a pair of main optical paths a and a pair of secondary optical paths b, an aligning direction of the paths b differing by 90 degrees from that of the paths a. The main and secondary optical paths involve imaging elements d1 and d2, respectively.
Mitaka Kohki Co., Ltd.


 Imaging  controlling same patent thumbnailImaging controlling same
An imaging element includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion units that output an image signal for each pixel through a micro lens. An imaging signal processing circuit separates image signals output from the imaging element into a left-eye image signal and a right-eye image signal.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Rgb-rwb dual images by multi-layer sensors towards better image quality patent thumbnailRgb-rwb dual images by multi-layer sensors towards better image quality
Using improved image signal processing (isp) along with a multi-layer color filter array (cfa) architecture to capture both the red-green-blue (rgb) as well as the red-x-blue (rxb) images substantially simultaneously on the same complementary metal oxide semiconductor (cmos) image sensor chip in a single shot so that subsequent image processing stage(s) can choose between rgb and rxb images to improve the quality of the final image. The color “x” in the rxb image may be a white color, a yellow color, or a cyan color.

 Underwater surveys patent thumbnailUnderwater surveys
Provided is a method of carrying out an underwater video survey of a scene, the method operating in an underwater imaging system comprising a first camera module, a second camera module and a lighting module to provide a plurality of illumination profiles, wherein the method comprises repeating the following steps at a desired frame rate: the first camera module capturing a first image of the scene, where the scene is illuminated according to a first illumination profile; and the second camera module capturing a second image of the scene, where the scene is illuminated according to a second illumination profile; characterised in that the first camera module is a hd colour camera module and the first illumination profile provides white light suitable for capturing a hd image; and the second camera module is a low light camera module, and the second illumination profile is suitable for use with the low light camera module.. .
Cathx Research Ltd


 Imaging apparatus and imaging system patent thumbnailImaging apparatus and imaging system
An imaging apparatus includes a pixel configured to generate a signal in accordance with an incident light by a photoelectric conversion; a differential amplifier including a first input terminal to which a voltage based on the signal from the pixel is input, and a second input terminal to which a reference voltage is input; a current supply unit configured to supply a bias current to the differential amplifier; and a comparing unit configured to compare the voltage of the first input terminal of the differential amplifier with a threshold voltage, and configured to output a control signal based on a comparison result to the current supply unit, and the current supply unit changes a magnitude of the bias current supplied to the differential amplifier in accordance with the control signal input from the comparing unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Solid-state imaging device patent thumbnailSolid-state imaging device
A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels, a reference signal supply unit configured to output a reference signal, and a comparison unit configured to output a signal depending on the reference signal and a signal from the pixel. The comparison unit includes a comparator circuit including an input terminal and an output terminal, a first switch configured to connect the input terminal and the output terminal of the comparator circuit, a clamp capacitor including a first terminal connected to the input terminal of the comparator circuit, a second switch connected to a second terminal of the clamp capacitor, and configured to select one of the signal from the pixel and the reference signal and to input the selected signal to the second terminal, and a clipping circuit arranged in an electrical path through which the reference signal is input to the comparator circuit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Method of detector gain and offset level estimation by means of a variable aperture stop mechanism patent thumbnailMethod of detector gain and offset level estimation by means of a variable aperture stop mechanism
The basis of the invention is an apparatus and a process by which a variable aperture stop mechanism coupled with imaging optics and detector processing electronics achieves measurements of detector pixel gain and level offsets without temporarily blocking the scene from the detector, and without the addition of any other exterior calibration equipment.. .
United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army


 Pixel cell having a reset device with asymmetric conduction patent thumbnailPixel cell having a reset device with asymmetric conduction
Embodiments of the disclosure provide a solution to carry out high dynamic range (hdr) imaging based on dynamic well capacity adjustment without incurring additional spatial-temporal noise and consequent signal-to-noise ratio (snr) dips caused by the sub-threshold operation of a cmos (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) reset transistor in a pixel cell. Embodiments of the disclosure employ realizations of transistors other than cmos, e.g.

 Imaging apparatus comprising 3d stacked global shutter patent thumbnailImaging apparatus comprising 3d stacked global shutter
The present invention relates to an imaging apparatus, which comprises: a pixel array, comprising a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns, wherein at least one of the pixels comprises: a first capacitor configured to store a reset signal, and a second capacitor configured to store a pixel signal; a plurality of column circuits, wherein at least one of the column circuits reads the reset signal from the first capacitor, reads the pixel signal from the second capacitor, and generates difference between the reset signal and the pixel signal, wherein the pixel is configured to store the pixel signal to the second capacitor after the reset signal is stored to the first capacitor.. .
Smartsens Technology (us) Inc.


Vehicle vision system camera with adjustable focus

A camera for a vision system of a vehicle includes a housing, an imager and a lens assembly. The imager is disposed in the housing and includes a pixelated imaging array having a plurality of photosensing elements.
Magna Electronics Inc.

Distance measurement device, distance measurement method, and distance measurement program

A distance measurement device includes an imaging optical system, an imaging unit, an emission unit, a derivation unit which performs a distance measurement to derive a distance to a subject based on a timing at which directional light is emitted by the emission unit and a timing at which reflected light is received by a light receiving unit, a shake correction unit which performs shake correction as correction of shake of the subject image caused by variation of an optical axis of the imaging optical system, and a control unit which performs control such that the shake correction unit does not perform shake correction or performs shake correction with a correction amount smaller than a normal correction amount determined in advance in a case of performing the distance measurement and performs shake correction with the normal correction amount in a case of not performing the distance measurement.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus of the disclosure includes a base that has a power transmitter for transmitting power wirelessly; and a movable unit that has a power receiver for receiving power wirelessly from the power transmitter, an imager operating on the basis of power received by the power receiver, and a first communicator transmitting image information acquired by the imager wirelessly. The movable unit is movable relative to the base.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Image pickup device and still picture generating method

An image pickup device includes an optical system, an imaging element, an image processor, an input unit, and a controller. The optical system includes a focus lens.
Pansonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

System and method to control an imaging process

An apparatus includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to perform operations including receiving a command to perform an image capture of an image including an object.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Wearable device, control apparatus, photographing control method and automatic imaging apparatus

There is provided a wearable device including an attachment unit, a motion sensor and a control unit. The attachment unit has a display and an imaging unit.
Sony Corporation

Imaging apparatus, client device, imaging system, control imaging apparatus, control client device, and control imaging system

An imaging apparatus is connected to a client device and has an infrared cut filter to cut infrared light, a toggling unit to toggle an infrared cut filter state between on and off, and reception, control, and transmission units. The reception unit receives automatic adjustment information relating to the state, along with an imaging setting command for the imaging apparatus to automatically control the state.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid-state imaging element and camera system

A solid-state imaging element that includes a plurality of semiconductor layers stacked, a plurality of stack-connecting parts for electrically connecting the plurality of semiconductor layers, a pixel array part in which pixel cells that include a photoelectric conversion part and a signal output part are arrayed in a two-dimensional shape, and an output signal line through which signals from the signal output part of the pixel cells are propagated, in which the plurality of semiconductor layers includes at least a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer, and, in the first semiconductor layer, the plurality of pixel cells are arrayed in a two-dimensional shape, the signal output part of a pixel group formed with the plurality of pixel cells shares an output signal line wired from the stack-connecting parts, and the output signal line has a separation part which can separate each output signal line.. .
Sony Corporation

Color mapping

A method for color mapping is disclosed. A color mapping is generated based on an imaging model and a color model for an imaging device.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Color mapping

A method for color mapping is disclosed based on obtaining a measurement of one or more characteristics of an imaging system. A set of color mappings are provided and the color mapping is selected based on the measurement.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Protocol for communications between platforms and image devices

In accordance with some embodiments, a protocol permits communications between platforms and image devices. This allows, for example, the platform to specify particular types of information that the platform may want, the format of information the platform may prefer, and other information that may reduce the amount of processing in the platform.
Intel Corporation

Imager calibration via modeled responses to importance-weighted color sample data

Calibration of a target imager. Responses of the target imager and a reference imager to predetermined importance-weighted color sample data are modeled using a predetermined target and reference imaging attributes.
Hewlett Packard Development Company, L.p.

Imaging system, imaging device, information processing device, method, and program

An imaging system includes a control unit. Also, an imaging device and an information processing device with a cellular phone function include a fixed state in which the devices are fixed to each other, and a separated state in which the devices are separated from each other.
Sony Corporation

Solid state imaging apparatus, production method thereof and electronic device

A solid state imaging apparatus includes an insulation structure formed of an insulation substance penetrating through at least a silicon layer at a light receiving surface side, the insulation structure having a forward tapered shape where a top diameter at an upper portion of the light receiving surface side of the silicon layer is greater than a bottom diameter at a bottom portion of the silicon layer. Also, there are provided a method of producing the solid state imaging apparatus and an electronic device including the solid state imaging apparatus..
Sony Corporation

Imaging device and manufacturing the same

In an imaging device having a waveguide, a surface of an insulating film covering a seal ring is prevented from getting rough. A pixel region, a peripheral circuit region, and a seal region are defined over a semiconductor substrate.
Renesas Electronics Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and electronic device

A solid-state imaging device includes a first-conductivity-type semiconductor well region, a plurality of pixels each of which is formed on the semiconductor well region and is composed of a photoelectric conversion portion and a pixel transistor, an element isolation region provided between the pixels and in the pixels, and an element isolation region being free from an insulation film and being provided between desired pixel transistors.. .
Sony Corporation

Charged particle beam device and inspecting and/or imaging a sample

A charged particle beam device for imaging and/or inspecting a sample is described. The charged particle beam device includes a beam emitter for emitting a primary charged particle beam; and a retarding field device for retarding the primary beam before impinging on the sample, the retarding field device including a magnetic-electrostatic objective lens and a proxy electrode.
Ict Integrated Circuit Testing Gesellschaft Für Halbleiterprüftechnik Mbh

Information processor, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processor including circuitry configured to identify a part of a moving image in response to an audible sound input of a user, wherein the moving image is generated by a capturing of an imaging unit which is attached to the user.. .
Sony Corporation

Image recording apparatus and method, and image playback apparatus and method

An image recording apparatus having an image sensing unit and a particular operation unit controls so as to start or to stop, in a case where the first recording mode is set, in accordance with an operation on the particular operation unit, a recording to a recording medium of a moving image captured by the imaging unit, and to control so as to record, in a case where the second recording mode is set, in accordance with an operation on the particular operation unit, while continuing recording to the recording medium of a moving image captured by the imaging unit, information indicating a start of a scene which is a portion of the moving image being recorded, or information indicating an end of a scene which is a portion of the moving image being recorded.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems and methods for viewing medical 3d imaging volumes

A method of automatically tracking the portions of a 3d medical imaging volume, such as the voxels, that have already been displayed according to use-defined display parameters, notating those portions, and providing the user with information indicating what portions of the imaging volume have been displayed at full resolution.. .
D.r. Systems, Inc.

Pet random coincidence correction

A positron emission tomography (pet) imaging system (10) includes a singles unit (24), a delay unit (26), a scaling unit (28), and a reconstruction unit (30). The singles unit (24) is configured to generate a correction sinogram of random coincidences defined by a coincidence time window tw and a time period t based on rij=2 t si sj where rij is an estimate of the random coincidences in the time period t between singles at detector locations si and sj.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Radiotherapy apparatus and radiotherapy method

A radiotherapy apparatus includes an receiver receiving a first projection image of a calibration object under x-ray imaging; a storing portion storing an ideal projection image of the calibration object, the ideal projection image generated based on design information of an x-ray imaging structure, positional information of the calibration object, and volume data of the calibration object; a calculator calculating a transformation parameter for transforming the first projection image into an ideal projection image; a transformed image generator generating a transformed projection image of the patient by transforming a second projection image of a patient obtained under x-ray imaging with the transformation parameter; a reconstructed image generator generating a reconstructed projection image based on volume data of the patient, positional information of the patient, and the design information; and a matching image generator generating a matching reference image used for matching between the transformed projection image and the reconstructed projection image.. .
National Institutes For Quantum And Radiological Science And Technology

System and image reconstruction user interface

A system and method for an image reconstruction user interface is provided. An imaging system may be used to scan a subject and provide reconstructed images of the subject.
General Electric Company

Segmentation of magnetic resonance imaging data

There is described herein an image segmentation technique using an iterative process. A contour, which begins with a single point that expands into a hollow shape, is iteratively deformed into a defined structure.
Laboratoires Bodycad Inc.

Workstation, medical imaging apparatus including the same, and control the same

A workstation, a medical imaging apparatus including the same, and a control method for the same includes an input unit that receives information about a contour of an organ in a medical image obtained by imaging a subject and a control unit that corrects the contour of the organ in such a manner that the contour of the organ does not cross contours of one or more other organs located inside or outside the organ.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

A medical imaging apparatus including a controller including circuitry configured to control display on a display area of a medical image, control display on the display area of a superimposed image corresponding to the medical image such that the superimposed image is displayed overlapped on the medical image, detect a position of an important element within the medical image, and determine a position of the superimposed image within the display area, based on the detected position of the important element, such that the superimposed image does not overlap on the important element within the medical image.. .
Sony Corporation

Systems and methods for analyzing pathologies utilizing quantitative imaging

Systems and methods for analyzing pathologies utilizing quantitative imaging are presented herein. Advantageously, the systems and methods of the present disclosure utilize a hierarchical analytics framework that identifies and quantify biological properties/analytes from imaging data and then identifies and characterizes one or more pathologies based on the quantified biological properties/analytes.
Elucid Bioimaging Inc.

Real-time endoscopic image enhancement

There is provided a method for enhancing endoscopic image data, comprising the steps of: (a) receiving a plurality of image frames from an imaging section of an endoscope apparatus at a predetermined frame rate; (b) converting said plurality of image frames into a plurality of digital image frames at said predetermined frame rate; (c) applying at least one active look-up-table, comprising at least one first transform, to at least part of said plurality of digital image frames at said predetermined frame rate, so as to generate a plurality of enhanced digital image frames; (d) providing said enhanced digital image frames to a display at said predetermined frame rate; (e) generating at least one optimised look-up-table, comprising at least one second transform that is optimised utilizing at least one image parameter of a predetermined quantity of said plurality of digital image frames; (f) updating said at least one active look-up-table with said at least one second transform; (g) executing step (c) for said predetermined quantity of a subsequent plurality of digital image frames; (h) repeating steps (e) to (g) for successive integer multiples of said predetermined quantity of said plurality of digital image frames, and wherein steps (e) to (h) are executed in parallel to steps (a) to (d).. .
Biosignatures Limited

Non-destructive inspection apparatus

A non-destructive inspection apparatus is configured to perform non-destructive inspection of a bonded place between a base material and a bonding material of a gas turbine engine part formed by bonding the bonding material formed of a metal material to the base material formed of a fiber-strengthened material, and includes a moving apparatus configured to move the gas turbine engine part, a light source apparatus configured to emit a laser beam, an infrared imaging apparatus configured to image the gas turbine engine part to which the laser beam is radiated, and a control and arithmetic processing apparatus configured to store form data of the gas turbine engine part, control the moving apparatus such that the laser beam is radiated to the bonded place based on the form data, and obtain a result showing a state of the bonded place based on imaging data obtained by the infrared imaging apparatus.. .
Ken Automation, Inc.

Imaging methods and computer-readable media

One aspect of the invention provides an imaging method including: (a) acquiring a first fluorescent image of an object of interest impregnated with fluorescent nanodiamonds; (b) applying a magnetic field to the fluorescent nanodiamonds in order to decrease fluorescence of the fluorescent nanodiamonds; (c) acquiring a second fluorescent linage of the object of interest; and (d) subtracting the second fluorescent linage from the first fluorescent image to produce a resulting image. Another aspect of the invention provides an imaging method including: (a) applying a time-varying magnetic field to an object of interest impregnated with fluorescent nanodiamonds to modulate the fluorescence of the fluorescent nanodiamonds; (b) acquiring a plurality of fluorescent images of the object of interest; and (c) for each corresponding pixel in the plurality of fluorescent images, calculating a fluorescence intensity using a lock-in technique..
The U.s.a As Represented By The Secretary Of The Department Of Health And Human Services

Image processing device and method

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device and method, which are capable of reproducing optical information processing of a lens. A viewpoint psf calculating unit converts each disparity map into a map of a depth z.
Sony Corporation

Association method and association apparatus

An association relating to the field of communications is enabled. A method comprises: acquiring image data in a view area of an imaging device; dividing the view area into sub-view areas; acquiring an attribute information set of an object in any one of the sub-view areas through beam scanning; in response to that the attribute information set comprises attribute information of multiple objects, dividing the one sub-view area or the view area into secondary sub-view areas; acquiring attribute information of at least one object in any one of the secondary sub-view areas through beam scanning; and establishing a correspondence between the attribute information of the object in the one secondary sub-view area and image data corresponding to the one secondary sub-view area.
Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd

Imaging workflow using facial and non-facial features

A method for determining an impact score for a digital image includes providing the digital image wherein the digital image includes faces; using a processor to determine an image feature for the faces; using the processor to compute an object impact score for the faces, wherein the object impact score is based at least upon one of the determined image features; weighting the object impact score for the faces based on one of the determined image features for a face; using the processor to compute an impact score for the digital image by combining the weighted object impact scores for the faces in the image; and storing the computed impact score in a processor accessible memory.. .
Kodak Alaris Inc.

Methods and systems for representing, storing, and accessing computable medical imaging-derived quantities

Methods and systems for making image-derived information available by performing analyses with semantic annotations accessible using semantic web technology for personalized medicine and discovery science are disclosed. Individual cases are identified according to an identification scheme.

A medical imaging system for scan queue management

A medical imaging system for scan queue management is provided, comprising: a computing device; a display device; and, an imaging device; the computing device configured to: render: a graphical scan queue comprising a first graphical representation of a type of each respective digital image series of a plurality of digital image series, in an order corresponding to an order in which the series are to be acquired; and, a graphical indication of respective total estimated times for acquiring each of the series; render, at the display, a respective graphical timer on each respective first graphical representation as the series are acquired, the respective graphical timer indicating acquisition progress; receive, from the imaging device, the respective series as they are acquired; store the respective series; and, when acquisition of the respective series occurs, render a graphical indicator of a next respective series to be acquired in the scan queue.. .





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