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Systems and methods for shunting fluid

Systems and methods for shunting fluid

Ring laser for use with imaging probe as a safe margin indicator

Date/App# patent app List of recent Imaging-related patents
07/24/14
20140207286
 Interfacing with a mobile telepresence robot patent thumbnailInterfacing with a mobile telepresence robot
A telepresence robot may include a drive system, a control system, an imaging system, and a mapping module. The mapping module may access a plan view map of an area and tags associated with the area.
07/24/14
20140207045
 Systems and methods for shunting fluid patent thumbnailSystems and methods for shunting fluid
Systems and methods are provided herein that generally involve shunting fluid, e.g., shunting cerebrospinal fluid in the treatment of hydrocephalus. Self-cleaning catheters are provided which include split tips configured such that pulsatile flow of fluid in a cavity in which the catheter is inserted can cause the tips to strike one another and thereby clear obstructions.
07/24/14
20140207043
 Systems and methods for shunting fluid patent thumbnailSystems and methods for shunting fluid
Systems and methods are provided herein that generally involve shunting fluid, e.g., shunting cerebrospinal fluid in the treatment of hydrocephalus. Self-cleaning catheters are provided which include split tips configured such that pulsatile flow of fluid in a cavity in which the catheter is inserted can cause the tips to strike one another and thereby clear obstructions.
07/24/14
20140207002
 Ring laser for use with imaging probe as a safe margin indicator patent thumbnailRing laser for use with imaging probe as a safe margin indicator
A surgical imaging apparatus is disclosed, and includes an elongate body having a proximal portion and a distal portion and including at least one ultrasonic transducer. The surgical imaging apparatus also includes at least one light source being operatively coupled with the elongate body and configured to move relative to the elongate body.
07/24/14
20140206991
 Prediction of a likely contrast medium behavior patent thumbnailPrediction of a likely contrast medium behavior
A method is disclosed for the prediction of a likely contrast medium behavior for a contrast medium-assisted examination of an object under investigation. In an embodiment, the method includes detecting patient-specific blood flow behavior data in a pre-measurement making use of a defined examination protocol and determining an individual impulse response function from the blood flow behavior data; detecting a pre-measured heart rate signal associated with the pre-measurement; and predicting the likely contrast medium behavior based on the individual impulse response function, the pre-measured heart rate signal and a current examination protocol, and a currently detected heart rate signal.
07/24/14
20140206984
 Pericardial space imaging for cardiac support device implantation patent thumbnailPericardial space imaging for cardiac support device implantation
A method for implanting a cardiac support device (csd) on a patient's heart. An amount of contrast agent sufficient to cause structures on the heart to be visible upon fluoroscopic or other imaging is introduced into the pericardial space surrounding the heart.
07/24/14
20140206983
 Pet/mr scanners for simultaneous pet and mr imaging patent thumbnailPet/mr scanners for simultaneous pet and mr imaging
In a combined system, a magnetic resonance (mr) scanner includes a magnet configured to generate a static magnetic field at least in a mr examination region from which mr data are acquired. Radiation detectors are configured to detect gamma rays generated by positron-electron annihilation events in a positron emission tomography (pet) examination region.
07/24/14
20140206979
 Plenoptic otoscope patent thumbnailPlenoptic otoscope
A plenoptic otoscope enables three-dimensional and/or spectral imaging of the inside of the ear to assist in improved diagnosis of inflammations and infections. The plenoptic otoscope includes a primary imaging system and a plenoptic sensor.
07/24/14
20140206937
 Imaging system having a quick connect coupling interface patent thumbnailImaging system having a quick connect coupling interface
An imaging system can include a base unit and one or more imaging units. The base unit can include a main interface that has a plurality of main electrical connectors and one or more main mechanical connectors.
07/24/14
20140206870
 Fluorscent dyes with large stokes shifts patent thumbnailFluorscent dyes with large stokes shifts
Herein are disclosed fluorescent dyes based around a framework for a ligand comprising a pyridyl group linked to a diaryl anilido unit. A variety of ligands based on this framework are disclosed.
07/24/14
20140206862
Antioxidant small molecules aimed at targeting metal-based oxidative stress in neurogenerative disorders
Amine chelates capable of antioxidant capacity and amyloid disaggregation are shown which may be useful in targeting metal-based oxidative stress in neurodegenerative disorders. Pyclen, a backbone commonly investigated for contrast agent imaging, may be repurposed as an anti-oxidant chelator for disaggregating amyloid.
07/24/14
20140206861
Antioxidant small molecules aimed at targeting metal-based oxidative stress in neurodegenerative disorders
Amine chelates capable of antioxidant capacity and amyloid disaggregation are shown which may be useful in targeting metal-based oxidative stress in neurodegenerative disorders. Pyclen, a backbone commonly investigated for contrast agent imaging, may be repurposed as an anti-oxidant chelator for disaggregating amyloid.
07/24/14
20140206837
Targeting vector-phospholipid conjugates
Peptide vectors having high kdr binding affinity and processes for making such vectors are provided. The peptide vectors may be conjugated to phospholipids and included in ultrasound contrast agent compositions.
07/24/14
20140206580
Protein microarray assay imager
An approach is described that combines distinct properties of a specialized porous nitrocellulose film (pnc) with quantum nanoparticles to create an improved assay and detection sensitivity, permitting the development of a camera-based imaging system for fluorescent detection of macromolecules in microarray format. The two properties of pnc that facilitate the approach are an extraordinarily high binding capacity and a newly observed internal scattering of light.
07/24/14
20140206568
Chemiluminescence compact imaging scanner
Systems, devices, and methods for accurately imaging chemiluminescence and other luminescence are disclosed. A compact, flat-bed scanner having a light-tight enclosure, one or more detector bars of linear charge-coupled device (ccd) or complementary metal oxide semiconductor (cmos) imaging chips, and high working numerical aperture (na) optics scans closely over a sample in one direction and then the opposite direction.
07/24/14
20140206389
Visual identifier of third party location
Aspects of determining a geographical state of a target through a user device are provided. One method includes identifying at least one target associated with a target device configured to provide position data in a standard reference frame along with corresponding time values, and sending a request for access to geographical state information for at least one target.
07/24/14
20140206128
Method for producing solid-state imaging device
The solid-state imaging device in which pixel electrodes, a photoelectric conversion portion having an organic film generating electric charge in response to incident light, a transparent counter electrode, and a sealing layer are formed on a substrate is produced by the method including causing a metal mask to come into close contact with a substrate surface, on which the pixel electrodes are disposed, by magnetic force; forming the organic film by vapor-depositing an organic substance to the substrate surface on which the pixel electrodes are disposed; removing the metal mask after the organic film is formed; forming the counter electrode on the organic film; and forming the sealing layer covering the counter electrode, wherein the metal mask has undergone half etching to have a half etching portion and comes into close contact with the substrate surface such that a lower surface of the half etching portion faces the pixel electrodes.. .
07/24/14
20140206101
Plasmon resonance imaging apparatus having nano-lycurgus-cup arrays and methods of use
Apparatus and methods are disclosed that are configured to permit nanoplasmonic spectroscopy sensing in the form of colorimetric sensing. An example apparatus involves: (a) an array layer having a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein a plurality of nanoholes are defined in the top surface of the array layer, wherein the plurality of nanoholes each have at least one sidewall surface and a bottom surface, (b) a thin metal film disposed on the top surface of the array layer and on the bottom surface of each of the plurality of nanoholes, and (c) a plurality of nanoparticles disposed on the at least one sidewall surface of the plurality of nanoholes..
07/24/14
20140206031
Systems and methods for high-resolution imaging
In one aspect, methods of imaging are described herein. In some embodiments, a method of imaging described herein comprises disposing a population of ultrasound-switchable fluorophores in a biological environment, the fluorophores having a switching threshold between an off state and an on state; exposing the biological environment to an ultrasound beam to create an activation region within the biological environment; switching at least one of the fluorophores within the activation region from the off state to the on state; exciting the at least one fluorophore with a beam of electromagnetic radiation; and detecting light emitted by the fluorophore.
07/24/14
20140206013
Split peroxidases and methods of use
An imaging method utilizing a split peroxidase is described herein. Imaging methods involve contacting a cell with a split peroxidase and a substrate thereof to allow conversion of a substrate into a product via an enzymatic reaction catalyzed by the reconstitute split peroxidase.
07/24/14
20140205966
Human body information extraction device, human body imaging information reference plane conversion method, and cross section information detection device
There is provided a human body information extraction device for extracting human body information including position information from a reference position, from 3d information on the human body elements obtained from a ct information or the like in which the position information from the reference position with respect to a human body element is unknown. In the human body information extraction device, a reference plane for positioning is detected by detecting information on a common positioning member contained in both of the 3d human body information from the ct information and a 3d model information from a human body model.
07/24/14
20140205880
Battery loading and unloading mechanism
Erroneous insertion of a battery into an imaging device resulting from downsizing of the battery is prevented. In a battery loading and unloading mechanism for loading and unloading a battery 2 formed in a flat rectangular parallelepiped and having an almost square main surface to and from a device (an imaging device 1) to be detachably equipped with the battery 2, the battery 2 is formed with projecting portions 26, 27 at longitudinal both ends of a back surface thereof and along the back surface, the back surface being a surface opposite to an insertion surface of the battery inserted into the device, whereby even the battery formed in a flat rectangular parallelepiped and having the almost-square main surface can be prevented from being erroneously inserted into the device.
07/24/14
20140205575
In vivo iron labeling of stem cells and tracking these labeled stem cells after their transplantation
Intravenous ferumoxytol is used to effectively label mesenchymal stem cells (mscs) in vivo and is used for in vivo tracking of stem cell transplants with magnetic resonance (mr) imaging. The method eliminates risk of contamination and biologic alteration of mscs associated with ex-vivo-labeling procedures..
07/24/14
20140205543
Method for diagnosing or treating tumors using sphingomyelin containing liposomes
The invention provides compositions and methods for diagnosing tumors and augmentic therapeutic intervention and measuring response to cell stress using sphingomyelin containing liposomes. The liposomes can include radiotracers, contrast agents, chromophores, dyes, enzyme substrates, therapeutic agents, chemotherapeutic agents or dna segments.
07/24/14
20140205541
Method for detection of characteristics of organ fibrosis
The disclosed invention is a method for detecting indications of the presence of liver disease and other fibrotic diseases using a magnetic-resonance based technique for measuring fine tissue and bone textures. Specifically, the invention focuses on adaptations to this prior art to facilitate assessment of the presence and severity of liver disease, lung disease, and other fibrotic disease by measuring spatial wavelengths characteristic of the specific disease process across an areal cross-section through an organ.
07/24/14
20140205201
Cyclic noise removal in borehole imaging
A method for removing cyclic noise from a borehole image includes transforming the image into the frequency domain using a two-dimensional (2-d) transform (e.g., using a discrete cosine transform). The cyclic noise components (peaks) are removed from the transformed image which is then inverse transformed back into the spatial domain using an inverse 2-d transform to obtain a corrected image.
07/24/14
20140205193
Image 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
20140205170
Fast iterative image reconstruction method for 3d computed tomography
This invention relates to a high resolution and low dosage tomographic imaging in three dimensions, and more particularly, to a fully analytical fast iterative statistical algorithm for image reconstruction from projections obtained in a spiral cone-beam x-ray scanner is described. The presented method allows to improve the resolution of the reconstructed images and/or to decrease the x-ray intensity while maintaining the quality of the obtained ct images, because the signals obtained are adapted to the specific statistics for this imaging technique.
07/24/14
20140205168
Image 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
20140205167
Method for interactive manual matching and real-time projection calculation in imaging
Methods and systems are proposed herein for performing manual matching of generated digitally reconstructed radiographs with acquired verification images efficiently without intensive processing and/or memory consumption or hardware requirements. According to one aspect of the claimed subject matter, a system is provided that includes a computing workstation, communicatively coupled to both a data storage device and an image acquisition device.
07/24/14
20140205164
Medical 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
20140205074
Systems and methods for imaging large field-of-view objects
An imaging apparatus and related method comprising a detector located a distance from a source and positioned to receive a beam of radiation in a trajectory; a detector positioner that translates the detector to an alternate position in a direction that is substantially normal to the trajectory; and a beam positioner that alters the trajectory of the radiation beam to direct the beam onto the detector located at the alternate position.. .
07/24/14
20140205070
Systems and methods for fast kilovolt switching in an x-ray system
Various of the disclosed embodiments contemplate systems and methods in an x-ray imaging system, such as a ct system, facilitating more crisp switching between high and low voltages at an x-ray tube. Certain embodiments circuits which store and discharge energy to improve voltage rise and fall times.
07/24/14
20140205066
Radiation imaging system and operating method thereof, and radiation image detecting device
A measurement area selection circuit has an irradiation field determination unit, an object area determination unit, and a measurement area determination unit. The irradiation field determination unit determines an irradiation field of an imaging surface of an fpd.
07/24/14
20140205065
Radiation generator, anti-scatter grid, and radiation imaging apparatus including at least one of the same
A radiation generator, an anti-scatter grid, and a radiation imaging apparatus including at least one of the radiation generator and the anti-scatter grid are provided. The radiation generator includes: a radiation source which includes a radioisotope and is configured to generate radiation; a first opening configured to pass radiation among the generated radiation irradiated in a specified direction; and a converger configured to converge the radiation irradiated from the radiation source into the first opening..
07/24/14
20140205062
System and method for imaging defects
The invention is directed to a defect imaging device that has an energy beam that is directed at a device under test. The energy beam creates positrons deep within the material of the device under test.
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
20140205059
Imaging system gantry tilt support
An imaging system (500) includes an annular shaped rotating gantry (504) having an aperture (501) and configured to support at least a radiation source, wherein the rotating gantry rotates about a rotation axis (508) around an examination region, and wherein the rotation axis is located within the aperture in a center region (508) of the examination region. The imaging system further includes a stationary gantry (502), configured to rotatably support the rotating gantry.
07/24/14
20140205057
Differential phase contrast imaging with energy sensitive detection
For correcting differential phase image data 52, differential phase image data 52 acquired with radiation at different energy levels is received, wherein the differential phase image data 52 comprises pixels 60, each pixel 60 having a phase gradient value 62a, 62b, 62c for each energy level. After that an energy dependent behavior of phase gradient values 62a, 62b, 62c of a pixel 60 is determined and a corrected phase gradient value 68 for the pixel 60 is determined from the phase gradient values 62a, 62b, 62c of the pixel 60 and a model for the energy dependence of the phase gradient values 62a, 62b, 62c..
07/24/14
20140204699
Ultrasound imaging system
An ultrasound imaging system includes a probe with a transducer array with at least one transducer element that transmits ultrasound signal and receives echo signals produced in response thereto. The system further includes a console with a controller that controls the at least one element to transmit the ultrasound signals and receive the echo signals, and an echo processor that processes the received echoes and generates images indicative thereof.
07/24/14
20140204662
Apparatus for initializing perpendicular mram device
The present invention is directed to an apparatus for initializing perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction. The apparatus comprises a permanent magnet for generating a magnetic flux; a flux concentrator made of a soft ferromagnetic material and having a base area in contact with the permanent magnet and an tip area that is smaller than the base area, thereby funneling and concentrating the magnetic flux to the tip area for emitting a magnetic field therefrom; and a means for supporting and conveying a substrate with an arrays of magnetic tunnel junctions formed therein to traverse the magnetic field in close proximity to the tip area.
07/24/14
20140204604
Imaging system and related techniques
A method and apparatus for imaging using a double-clad fiber is described.. .
07/24/14
20140204482
Lens barrel and imaging apparatus
The lens barrel includes a stationary tube, a cam ring, and a rectilinear motion tube. The rectilinear motion tube is moved by the rotation of the cam ring in the optical axis direction.
07/24/14
20140204479
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus
An imaging lens substantially consists of six lenses of a negative first lens, a negative second lens, a positive third lens, a positive fourth lens, a negative fifth lens and a positive sixth lens in this order from an object side. An object-side surface of the second lens has a shape having negative refractive power at a center, and including a part having positive refractive power in an area between the center and an effective diameter edge, and having negative refractive power at the effective diameter edge (concave shape facing the object side), and the refractive power at the effective diameter edge being weaker than the refractive power at the center.
07/24/14
20140204478
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus
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07/24/14
20140204477
Imaging lens and imaging apparatus
An imaging lens substantially consists of six lenses of a negative first lens, a negative second lens, a positive third lens, a positive fourth lens, a negative fifth lens and a positive sixth lens in this order from an object side. An object-side surface of the second lens is concave, and an object-side surface of the third lens is concave.
07/24/14
20140204474
Imaging element array and image forming apparatus
An imaging element array includes a plurality of imaging elements that are arranged side by side. Each imaging element is integrally molded and includes an incident surface, an emission surface, and a plurality of reflective surfaces which is provided between the incident surface and the emission surface.
07/24/14
20140204463
Zone plate
Although, conventionally, there were two methods, (1) a wave was transmitted through a spiral phase plate and (2) a diffraction grating containing an edge dislocation was used, they incurred complication of a configuration and securement of a larger amount of space and were not efficient because each of the spiral wave generation methods needed an incident wave to be a plane wave and at least one time of imaging is necessary at the time of wave irradiation on an observation object. In order to efficiently generate the spiral wave having a sufficient intensity, a structure of edge dislocation is taken in into a pattern of the zone plate and a spiral pattern containing a discontinuous zone is formed.
07/24/14
20140204462
Zoom optical system and imaging device having the same
A zoom optical system has, in order from an object: a first lens group g1 having positive refractive power; a second lens group g2 having negative refractive power; a third lens group g3 having positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group g4 having negative refractive power, wherein the mutual distance between the lens groups g1 to g4 change upon zooming, and one of the third lens group g3 and the fourth lens group g4 includes at least one diffractive optical element pf.. .
07/24/14
20140204430
Imaging element array and image forming apparatus
An imaging element array includes a plurality of imaging elements that are arranged side by side. Each imaging element is integrally molded as a single piece element and includes an incident surface, an emission surface, and a plurality of reflective surfaces which are provided between the incident surface and the emission surface.
07/24/14
20140204397
Metrology method and apparatus, and device manufacturing method
Methods are disclosed for measuring target structures formed by a lithographic process on a substrate. A grating or other structure within the target is smaller than an illumination spot and field of view of a measurement optical system.
07/24/14
20140204385
Mems microdisplay optical imaging and sensor systems for underwater and other scattering environments
A sensing system is provided that includes a transmitter assembly with a light source and a microdisplay device, wherein the transmitter assembly defines an optical beam transmission path to provide illumination of a substantially one-dimensional (1d) region of a target area, the microdisplay device comprising a plurality of controllable elements for causing the illumination to be a substantially 1d pattern of light along the 1d region. The system further includes a receiver assembly for defining a return optical signal transmission path from the 1d region and collecting return optical signals from the 1d region.
07/24/14
20140204383
On-line, continuous monitoring in solar cell and fuel cell manufacturing using spectral reflectance imaging
A monitoring system 100 comprising a material transport system 104 providing for the transportation of a substantially planar material 102, 107 through the monitoring zone 103 of the monitoring system 100. The system 100 also includes a line camera 106 positioned to obtain multiple line images across a width of the material 102, 107 as it is transported through the monitoring zone 103.
07/24/14
20140204360
Optical guidance systems and methods using mutually distinct signal-modifying sensors
In an embodiment, a guidance system determines a location parameter of an object, and includes: at least one oscillating element located at the object for emitting modulated optical radiation; at least two mutually distinct signal-modifying electro-optical sensors, each of the electro-optical sensors having a detector and a demodulator for generating a demodulated electrical signal in response to detection of at least a portion of the modulated optical radiation; and a processor for determining the location parameter from the demodulated electrical signals. In another embodiment, a guidance system has aberration-corrected imaging and includes: a plurality of electro-optical sensors sharing a field of view and mutually distinctly providing a respective plurality of altered images therefrom; and an image generator module for linearly and non-linearly processing spatial frequency properties of the plurality of altered images to synthesize an aberration-corrected image for the imaging system..
07/24/14
20140204353
Exposure method, exposure apparatus, and device manufacturing method
Provided is an exposure method that includes setting a first exposure condition so as to calculate a coefficient for predicting the fluctuation in the imaging characteristics of the projection optical system under a certain exposure condition; determining the coefficient and a permissible value calculated from aberration measurement reproducibility based on a fluctuation characteristic model; calculating a predicted amount of the fluctuation in the imaging characteristics under the first exposure condition based on the coefficient; determining whether or not the predicted amount is less than the permissible value for each time instant; and starting calculation of the predicted amount of the fluctuation in the imaging characteristics under a second exposure condition at the time at which it is determined by the determining that the predicted amount is less than the permissible value.. .
07/24/14
20140204349
Illumination system and projection device comprising the same
An illumination system and a projection device comprising the same are provided. The projection device comprises an imaging system and the illumination system.
07/24/14
20140204341
Ophthalmic imaging apparatus
There is provided an ophthalmic imaging apparatus including an optical coherence tomography (oct) optical system for acquiring a tomographic image of a subject eye, an observation optical system configured to acquire a front image of the subject eye. The apparatus functions as an image generation unit which repeatedly generates the tomographic image based on an output signal from the oct optical system, and repeatedly generates the front image based on an output signal from the observation optical system, a determination unit which detects a positional deviation between a reference front image and each of front images generated by the image generation unit, and determines consecutiveness of the front images whose positional deviation satisfies a permissible range, and a selection process unit which selects one of multiple tomographic images generated by the image generation unit, based on a determination result by the determination unit..
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
20140204266
Focus adjustment unit and camera system
A focus adjustment unit according to the present invention has an imaging section configured to generate an image signal by forming and capturing an optical image on an image sensor by an optical system including a focusing lens, and performs focus adjustment based on a focus detection signal relating to a focus detection area set within an imaging area, the focus adjustment unit comprising a focusing lens position detection section configured to detect a position of the focusing lens, a storage section configured to store information on an image magnification change of the optical system along with movement of the focusing lens, and a focus detection area setting section configured to set a focus detection area within the imaging area, wherein the focus detection area setting section sets the focus detection area based on the position of the focusing lens and the information on an image magnification change.. .
07/24/14
20140204262
Imaging device, finder, and display method therefor
A display method for a finder includes, when at least one of a blown-out-highlight region and a blocked-up-shadow region is detected in an image signal indicating a subject image, setting a region corresponding to the detected region of a shutter unit placed in an optical path of an optical view finder in a non-light-shielding state, and setting regions other than the detected region in a light-shielding state; and superposing a subject image passing through the shutter unit and a subject image displayed on a display unit based on the image signal each other so that superposed subject images are made visible.. .
07/24/14
20140204259
Solid-state imaging device
The solid-state imaging device includes lower electrodes acting as pixel electrodes, an organic photoelectric conversion film formed on the lower electrodes and generating electric charge in response to received light, and a transparent upper electrode that are formed on a substrate having signal readout circuits. The organic photoelectric conversion film, a transition area having at least one of its film thickness and film quality undergone transition from a film thickness and film quality of an area corresponding to a pixel electrode area in which the lower electrodes have been formed is an area that starts from an outer edge of the organic photoelectric conversion film and ends at a point away from the outer edge by a distance of 200 μm or less..
07/24/14
20140204256
Solid-state imaging device, imaging method, and camera module
According to one embodiment, a solid-state imaging device includes an output level determining unit, a random number data generating unit, and an output selecting unit. The output level determining unit performs a level determination of a digital output signal by comparing a level of the digital output signal with a threshold value.
07/24/14
20140204255
Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel region in which shared pixels which share pixel transistors in a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions are two-dimensionally arranged. The shared pixel transistors are divisionally arranged in a column direction of the shared pixels, the pixel transistors shared between neighboring shared pixels are arranged so as to be horizontally reversed or/and vertically crossed, and connection wirings connected to a floating diffusion portion, a source of a reset transistor and a gate of an amplification transistor in the shared pixels are arranged along the column direction..
07/24/14
20140204253
Solid-state imaging device
According to one embodiment, a pixel array unit, an exposure period control unit, and a charge discharge control unit are provided. In the pixel array unit, pixels that accumulate photoelectrically converted charges are arranged in a matrix form.
07/24/14
20140204249
Color image pickup device
A color image pickup device is provided with four pixel groups i.e. First to fourth pixel groups.
07/24/14
20140204243
Imaging apparatus which performs development processing on captured image
In an imaging apparatus of the present invention, when an instruction to perform image capturing is made during a monitoring operation of waiting for an image capture instruction while causing a live view image to be displayed, development processing for generating a recording image for recording from a raw image captured by an image pickup element is started, and continuously performed concurrently with the monitoring operation. Then, after the development processing performed concurrently with the monitoring operation is completed, the recording image obtained by the development processing is recorded.
07/24/14
20140204241
Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus performs a focus detecting operation with an image sensor including a photoelectric conversion portion that has a pupil-dividing function. The imaging apparatus increases a line addition number according to a target exposure value corresponding to a pixel dynamic range that is variable depending on an exposure setting value.
07/24/14
20140204231
Focus adjustment device and imaging apparatus
A focus adjustment device comprising an imaging unit that outputs image signals corresponding to images by an optical system; a focus detection unit that performs focus detection processes to detect focal states of the optical system; an aperture that restricts light beams to the imaging unit; an aperture drive unit; an initiation unit that initiates the focus detection process by the focus detection unit; a focused state determination unit that determines repeatedly whether the focal state of the optical system is a focused state or not based on a focus detection result when the initiation of the focus detection process is being performed; a mode set unit that sets motion picture imaging modes; and a control unit that controls the focused state determination when aperture is being driven, wherein the control unit allows the focused determination process when the aperture is driven if motion picture imaging mode is set.. .
07/24/14
20140204228
Information processing device, information processing method, and imaging device
An amplification detection unit detects an amplification of a motion of an image in a motion correction with respect to the motion of the image generated by the motion, according to motion information which indicates a motion detection result and a frame rate of the image. An information suppressing unit suppresses the motion indicated by the motion information based on the detection result of the amplification detection unit such that the motion of the image is not amplified in the motion correction, and generates corrected motion information used in the motion correction..
07/24/14
20140204221
Imaging unit, apparatus comprising an imaging unit, a system, and methods for calibrating an imaging apparatus optimization
Improved systems and techniques for calibrating an electronic imaging module are described. An electronic imaging module is subjected to a stimulus and properties of the stimulus are measured.
07/24/14
20140204220
System and method for determining an imaging deviation of a camera
A system is described for determining an imaging deviation of a camera having: the camera, which is focused on a first distance, having a target pattern unit, which is situated at a second distance from the camera in a field of view of the camera and which has a three-dimensional surface texture having calibration markings, having a lens unit which is situated at a third distance from the camera and between the target pattern unit and the camera and is developed so that the three-dimensional surface texture is able to be imaged by the camera, and having a control unit that is connected to the camera and which is developed so that the imaging deviation of the camera is determinable by evaluating an image taken of the calibration markings of the three-dimensional surface texture. Also described is a method for determining an imaging deviation of a camera..
07/24/14
20140204218
Rotatable optical device housing and mounting platform
A rotatable optical device housing and mounting platform is disclosed. The optical device housing includes a bezel, front housing and rear housing.
07/24/14
20140204217
Thermal imaging system capable of tracing specific portion in thermal image and method of tracing specific portion using the same
The present invention relates to a thermal imaging system capable of tracing a specific portion in a thermal image and a method of tracing a specific portion using thereof. The thermal imaging system includes a thermal imaging camera; an imaging camera installed to be adjacent to the thermal imaging camera; and a position measurement apparatus installed to be adjacent to the thermal imaging camera in order to measure photographing positions of the thermal imaging camera and the imaging camera.
07/24/14
20140204206
Line scan imaging from a raw video source
A line scan image is generated from a raw digital video source by receiving a digital video from a digital video camera configured to capture one or more moving objects of interest at a monitored location in the digital video, cropping the digital video or frames of the video around the monitored location, generating a plurality of cropped images from the cropped digital video, and assembling the plurality of cropped images in temporal order to generate the line scan image.. .
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
20140204203
Reflectometer, spectrophotometer, ellipsometer or polarimeter system including sample imaging system that simultaneously meets scheimpflug condition and overcomes keystone error
An imaging system, and method of its use, for viewing a sample surface at an inclined angle, preferably in functional combination with a sample investigating reflectometer, spectrophotometer, ellipsometer or polarimeter system; wherein the imaging system provides that a sample surface and multi-element imaging detector surface are oriented with respect to one another to meet the scheimpflug condition, and wherein a telecentric lens system is simultaneously positioned between the sample surface and the input surface of the multi-element imaging detector such that an image of the sample surface produced by said multi-element imaging detector is both substantially in focus over the extent thereof, and such that substantially no keystone error is demonstrated in said image.. .
07/24/14
20140204200
Methods and systems for speed calibration in spectral imaging systems
This disclosure generally relates to spectral imaging and, more particularly, to methods and systems for speed calibration in spectral imaging systems. In one embodiment, a spectral imaging system is disclosed, comprising: an imaging sensor configured to acquire image data for an imaged object; a multi-band wavelength filter disposed to filter light detected by the imaging sensor; and a motion stage configured to cause relative motion between the imaged object and the multi-band wavelength filter at a motion rate that is based on a frame rate of the imaging sensor and a number of wavelength bands of the wavelength filter utilized to filter light detected by the imaging sensor; wherein the motion rate is set such that light detected by the imaging sensor corresponding to a portion of the imaged object is filtered by successive wavelength bands of the wavelength filter for successive frames capturing the portion of the imaged object..
07/24/14
20140204196
Focus and imaging system and techniques using error signal
Systems and techniques for an optical scanning microscope and/or other appropriate imaging system includes components for scanning and collecting focused images of a tissue sample and/or other object disposed on a slide. The focusing system described herein provides for determining best focus for each snapshot as a snapshot is captured, which may be referred to as “on-the-fly focusing.” best focus may be determined using an error function generated according to movement of a dither focusing lens.
07/24/14
20140204195
Microscope, objective optical system, and image acquisition apparatus
A microscope includes an objective optical system including an imaging optical system configured to form an image of an object, a re-imaging optical system configured to re-form an image of the object image formed by the imaging optical system, and a reflection unit arranged on an optical path between the imaging optical system and the re-imaging optical system and configured to be locally changeable in at least one of a position thereof in an optical axis direction and an inclination thereof relative to an optical axis, and an image sensor configured to capture the image re-formed by the objective optical system.. .
07/24/14
20140204194
Defect observation method and device therefor
This invention relates to a method for performing an analysis of defective material and the refractive index, and a three-dimensional analysis of very small pattern shapes including the steps of imaging by a scanning electron microscope to acquire an image of the position of a defect under observation using information of inspection results obtained by an optical inspection device, creating a model of the defect by using the acquired image of the defect under observation, calculating the values detected by the detector when reflected and scattered light emitted from a defect model is received by the detector when light is irradiated onto the defect model thus created, comparing the detection values thus calculated and the values detected by the detector, which has received light actually reflected and scattered from the sample, to obtain information relating to the height of the defect under observation, the material, or the refractive index.. .
07/24/14
20140204184
Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor
Various approaches to imaging involve selecting directional and spatial resolution. According to an example embodiment, images are computed using an imaging arrangement to facilitate selective directional and spatial aspects of the detection and processing of light data.
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
20140204171
Apparatus and methods for ink-based digital printing using imaging plate having regular textured surface for reduced pullback
An ink-based digital printing apparatus includes an imaging member having a surface layer with regular texture. The regular texture includes an array of microstructures such as cavities.
07/24/14
20140204150
Release agent composition for solid inkjet imaging systems for improved coefficient of friction
A functional amine release agent displaying reduced coefficient of friction as compared to standard silicone oils, the release agent comprising a polydimethylsiloxane oil and a functional amine selected from the group consisting of pendant propylamines and pendant n-(2-aminoethyl)-3-aminopropyl; wherein the concentration of functional amine to polydimethylsiloxane oil is approximately less than 0.0006 meq/g. According to certain embodiments, the functional amine release agent is operable to impart a coefficient of friction of about 0.3 or more to the print media, resulting in improved finishing and converting equipment interaction..
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
20140204137
Printhead color density correction in printing systems
A method for color density correction in a printing system that includes a linehead, with one or more printheads, that jets ink onto a moving print media and an integrated imaging system that captures images of content printed on the moving print media is provided. One or more pixel data values and a measured density value trace for a printed test block are produced by scanning the test block and averaging pixel data in a print media transport direction.
07/24/14
20140204114
Spatio-temporal error diffusion for imaging devices
A method for reducing bit-depth of image data for an imaging device includes receiving an image frame for display to the imaging device. The method additionally includes applying temporal error diffusion for the image frame to produce a plurality of image subframes, wherein temporal errors generated in one subframe of the image frame are passed to a next subframe of the image frame for temporal error diffusion.
07/24/14
20140204086
Imaging apparatus capable of generating three-dimensional images, three-dimensional image generating method, and recording medium
An imaging apparatus generates a 3d model using a photographed image of a subject and generates a 3d image based on the 3d model. When a corresponding point corresponding to a point forming the 3d model does not form a 3d model generated using a photographed image photographed at a different photographing position, the imaging apparatus determines that the point is noise, and removes the point determined as noise from the 3d model.
07/24/14
20140204018
Input method, input device, and storage medium
An input method that is executed by a computer includes obtaining a first image of an object using an imaging device, detecting a first feature point of the object based on a shape of the object in the first image, calculating a first angle of the object with respect to a plane on which a pressing operation is performed based on the first feature point and information on a first area of the object in the first image, and selecting a first input item from a plurality of input items based on the first angle.. .


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