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04/17/14
20140109239
 Collaborative cloud-based sharing of medical imaging studies with or without automated removal of protected health information patent thumbnailnew patent Collaborative cloud-based sharing of medical imaging studies with or without automated removal of protected health information
The present invention teaches a method wherein medical imaging studies are transformed from identifiable imaging studies into cleared imaging studies that can be legally and securely shared, either by automated removal of protected health information (phi) or by verification that the studies belong to a patient or patient's legal representative and that a valid effective waiver, such as a hipaa waiver, is on file. Cleared imaging studies are shared by cloud-based storage and transmission to one or more third parties using one or more network-enabled devices.
04/17/14
20140108850
 Abnormal clock rate detection in imaging sensor arrays patent thumbnailnew patent Abnormal clock rate detection in imaging sensor arrays
Various techniques are provided to detect abnormal clock rates in devices such as imaging sensor devices (e.g., infrared and/or visible light imaging devices). In one example, a device may include a clock rate detection circuit that may be readily integrated as part of the device to provide effective detection of an abnormal clock rate.
04/17/14
20140108456
 Image triggered transactions patent thumbnailnew patent Image triggered transactions
In one example, a method for image triggered transactions includes capturing an image of a document with an imaging device and searching a database for a template matching the captured image. If a matching template is found for the captured image, then retrieving pre-authored tasks associated with the captured image, extracting fields from the image related to the tasks, processing the extracted fields to obtain content to complete the tasks; and executing the selected task.
04/17/14
20140107635
 Aesthetic treatment device and method patent thumbnailnew patent Aesthetic treatment device and method
An aesthetic treatment device including: a multi illumination system having at least one source in the visible region, disposed around a periphery of a predetermined area of skin; an imaging device, sensitive to the illumination system, to discern features on or in the skin within the predetermined area of skin to be treated; multiple treatment light sources mounted on an optical bench and aimed and focused to a point of treatment in the predetermined area of skin; a mechanical guidance system to guide the multiple treatment light sources; and a pulse generator to control power output of the multiple treatment light sources based upon the treatment to be applied to the predetermined area of skin.. .
04/17/14
20140107492
 Mechanical scanning ultrasound transducer with micromotor patent thumbnailnew patent Mechanical scanning ultrasound transducer with micromotor
A system for use with ultrasound procedures including an ultrasound control and/or imaging system which has a microminiature motor, a rotatable reflector and a stationary ultrasound transducer. The transducer may be placed between the motor and the reflector, so as to eliminate the need for placement of wires or other artifact-creating items in the path of ultrasound signals.
04/17/14
20140107491
 Devices and methods for three-dimensional internal ultrasound usage patent thumbnailnew patent Devices and methods for three-dimensional internal ultrasound usage
There are disclosed embodiments of devices and methods for imaging the inside of a body part, particularly a blood vessel. In particular embodiments, a catheter has a tip chamber, within which is an ultrasound transducer mounted on a pivot mechanism, a motor for turning the transducer, and an implement for pivoting the transducer.
04/17/14
20140107490
 Feedback/registration mechanism for ultrasound devices patent thumbnailnew patent Feedback/registration mechanism for ultrasound devices
Among other things, there is disclosed structure and methods for registering images obtained through internal (e.g. Intravascular) ultrasound devices.
04/17/14
20140107488
 Internal transducer assembly with slip ring patent thumbnailnew patent Internal transducer assembly with slip ring
A device for internal ultrasound imaging including a micro-motor rotates a drive shaft and ultrasound transducer. Conductors attach between the transducer and slip ring assemblies.
04/17/14
20140107486
 Ultrasound imaging system apparatus and method with adc saturation monitor patent thumbnailnew patent Ultrasound imaging system apparatus and method with adc saturation monitor
An ultrasound imaging system and method employs hardware and/or software to monitor values indicative of analog-to-digital converter (adc) saturation for each channel as a function of depth. Any of a number of actions may be performed based on the monitored values.
04/17/14
20140107482
 Method and apparatus for non-invasive treatment of hypertension through ultrasound renal denervation patent thumbnailnew patent Method and apparatus for non-invasive treatment of hypertension through ultrasound renal denervation
Non-invasive inactivation of nerve conduction in a treatment region of a mammalian subject as, for example, a region encompassing a renal artery. A therapeutic ultrasound transducer (31) is engaged with the body of the subject outside of the treatment region, preferably with the skin of the subject in proximity to the treatment region (10).
04/17/14
20140107476
new patent Spatial sampling improvement for list-mode pet acquisition using planned table/gantry movement
A pet apparatus includes a detector array including individual detectors which receive radiation events from an imaging region. A movement controller controls at least one of relative longitudinal movement between a subject support and the detector array and circumferential movement between the detector array and the subject.
04/17/14
20140107475
new patent Apparatus for use with needle insertion guidance system
A guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology. In one embodiment, the guidance system includes an imaging device including a probe for producing an image of an internal body portion target, such as a vessel.
04/17/14
20140107473
new patent Laser guidance system for interventions
An instrument guide apparatus for use with a surgical or other guided intervention of a patient utilizing a guided instrument is disclosed. The instrument guide apparatus includes at least two line lasers mounted above the patient and generating intersecting planar laser lines along an instrument axis of entry in three-dimensional space above the patient.
04/17/14
20140107469
new patent Dynamic mr imaging of patients with breast cancer -- establishment and comparison of different analytical methods for tissue perfusion and capillary permeability
The present invention encompasses methods, apparatus, and computer based systems for identifying benign and malignant tumors in tissues such as soft tissues and particularly breast tissue using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imagining (dce-mri) and dynamic susceptibility contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (dsc) imagining of the tumors. Some embodiments encompass the use of two dynamic mri pulse sequences in intercalating mode during parenteral administration of an mr contrast substance, wherein one of said pulse sequences is optimized for spatial information and the other pulse sequence is adjusted for high temporal solution, the high-temporal dissolved sequence further comprising a double echo-collection sensitive towards both dce and dsc for generating a number of different biomarker data such as pharmacokinetic biomarker data, descriptive dce biomarkers and descriptive dsc biomarkers, and subsequently normalizing and comparing said data with corresponding data from corresponding benign and malign tumors, respectively..
04/17/14
20140107467
new patent System and method for improved efficiency in magnetic resonance elastography
A system and method for generating a magnetic resonance elastography (mre) report includes a) acquiring mre data from a subject including positively motion encoded medical imaging data and negatively motion encoded medical imaging data and b) deriving uncorrected difference medical imaging data from the mre data for a given slice. The method also includes c) filtering the uncorrected difference medical imaging data to create filtered medical imaging data corrected for errors associated with phase ramps occurring during gradient switching used to derive the positively motion encoded medical imaging data and negatively motion encoded medical imaging data, d) generating a corrected difference image for the given slice from the filtered medical imaging data and the uncorrected difference medical imaging data, e) repeating steps b) through d) for each slice reflected in the mre data, and f) generating a report of elastic properties of the subject from the corrected difference image..
04/17/14
20140107431
new patent Systems and method for health screening for vascular disease
An angiography system and method comprising of an imaging system for imaging arteries, a processor for processing image data for at least one artery of a participant and an output comprising the image of the artery, a reference image for the artery and physiological data and indexes of the participant.. .
04/17/14
20140107417
new patent Cannula with integrated camera and illumination
A cannula assembly includes a tubular element forming a lumen, a deployable element of a subassembly, and an electronic component mounted to the deployable element. The tubular element has a proximal end and a distal end adapted to be inserted into a body cavity.
04/17/14
20140107416
new patent Detachable shaft flexible endoscope
A flexible endoscope includes a handle, a flexible shaft having a distal end and a proximal end, a coupling mechanism releasably attaching the handle to the distal end of the flexible shaft, an illumination unit disposed in the flexible shaft, the illumination unit providing light to an area in front of the distal end of the flexible shaft, and an imaging unit disposed in the flexible shaft, the imaging unit generating image data of the area in front of the distal end of the flexible shaft, wherein the coupling mechanism includes an electrical channel for transmitting electrical power to the illumination unit and the imaging unit, and a data channel for transmitting the image data from the imaging unit.. .
04/17/14
20140107415
new patent Auto zoom for video camera
An endoscope, endoscopic system and method for filling a medical display with a medical image involving sizing the medical image so that it covers at least one of the dimensions of the medical display. Automatically sizing the medical image to fit either the vertical, horizontal, or corner-to-corner dimensions of the surgical display, the sizing of the image involving adjusting the image size to account for changing zoom factors, endoscopes and imaging conditions..
04/17/14
20140107413
new patent Endoscopic instrument having reduced diameter flexible shaft
A medical instrument comprising a flexible, filamentous shaft slideably disposed in a sheath, the instrument including an electronic imaging system comprising an image sensor carried on a distal end portion of the instrument. The shaft may be used as a guidewire for a complementary guided device, or it may be used to carry a functional element for performing a procedure at a target site in a patient's body.
04/17/14
20140106495
new patent Solid state imaging device, method of producing solid state imaging device, and electronic apparatus
A solid state imaging device includes: a substrate; a photoelectric conversion unit that is formed on the substrate to generate and accumulate signal charges according to light quantity of incident light; a vertical transmission gate electrode that is formed to be embedded in a groove portion formed in a depth direction from one side face of the substrate according to a depth of the photoelectric conversion unit; and an overflow path that is formed on a bottom portion of the transmission gate to overflow the signal charges accumulated in the photoelectric conversion unit.. .
04/17/14
20140106389
new patent Apparatus, method, and system for the automated imaging and evaluation of embryos, oocytes and stem cells
Apparatuses, methods, and systems for the automated imaging and evaluation of human embryos, oocytes, or pluripotent cells are described. An apparatus and method for automated dish detection and well occupancy determination are described.
04/17/14
20140106274
new patent Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane toner resins
The present disclosure provides a toner resin comprising a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane moiety that may be used in manufacturing an emulsion aggregation (ea) toner for imaging devices.. .
04/17/14
20140106263
new patent Euv mask set and methods of manufacturing euv masks and integrated circuits
An euv mask set and method of manufacturing is disclosed. In one embodiment, a set of euv mask blanks is inspected to obtain information about defects in each of the euv mask blanks.
04/17/14
20140106068
new patent System and method for component material addition
A system is disclosed for depositing material on a component. The system includes a deposition device operatively coupled to a fiber optic nd:yag laser.
04/17/14
20140105829
new patent Therapeutic nanoemulsion formulation for the targeted delivery of docetaxel and methods of making and using the same
A novel nanoemulsion formulation useful for the delivery of docetaxel chemotherapeutic agents is provided, as well as methods of their preparation and use in cancer patients and for cancer imaging.. .
04/17/14
20140105827
new patent Method of screening for colon cancer using biomarkers
The present invention relates to biomarkers for colon cancers, specifically adenomas and adenocarcinomas in the gi tract. The inventors have discovered that the expression and/or overexpression of biomarkers such as cldn1, gpr56, grm8, ly6g6d, tlr4 and slco1b3 are indicative of adenomas and adenocarcinomas.
04/17/14
20140105825
new patent Systems, methods, and apparatus for imaging of diffuse media featuring cross-modality weighting of fluorescent and bioluminescent sources
In certain embodiments, the invention relates to systems and methods for in vivo tomographic imaging of fluorescent probes and/or bioluminescent reporters, wherein a fluorescent probe and a bioluminescent reporter are spatially co-localized (e.g., located at distances equivalent to or smaller than the scattering mean free path of light) in a diffusive medium (e.g., biological tissue). Measurements obtained from bioluminescent and fluorescent modalities are combined per methods described herein..
04/17/14
20140105822
new patent Nanospheres comprising tocopherol, an amphiphilic spacer and a therapeutic or imaging agent
This invention relates to a nanosphere comprising tocopherol, an amphiphilic spacer and a therapeutic agent, an imaging agent, a hydrophobic antioxidant, a hydrophobic nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid) derivative, a hydrophobic antioxidant and anti-inflammatory derivative of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid), a statin lactone derivative, an antioxidant derivative of camptothecin or camptothecin analog, or a combination thereof. Methods of synthesizing the nanospheres and their use in treating, detecting or diagnosing diseases are also provided..
04/17/14
20140105820
new patent Amyloid imaging as a surrogate marker for efficacy of anti-amyloid therapies
The present method for determining the efficacy of therapy in the treatment of amyloidosis involves administering to a patient in need thereof a compound of formula (i) or formula (ii) or structures 1-45 and imaging the patient. After said imaging, at least one anti-amyloid agent is administered to said patient.
04/17/14
20140105819
new patent In vivo copper-free click chemistry for delivery of therapeutic and/or diagnostic agents
The present application discloses compositions and methods of synthesis and use involving click chemistry reactions for in vivo or in vitro formation of therapeutic and/or diagnostic complexes. Preferably, the diagnostic complex is of use for 18f imaging, while the therapeutic complex is of use for targeted delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs or toxins.
04/17/14
20140105622
new patent Methods for providing a transferable page countdown for a toner cartridge between image forming devices
A method for providing a page countdown for a replaceable toner cartridge according to one embodiment includes, upon detecting a toner cartridge that is out of usable toner, determining a number of pages remaining for a page countdown associated with the toner cartridge. Whether a toner sump of an imaging unit positioned to receive toner from the toner cartridge contains sufficient toner to print the number of pages remaining is also determined.
04/17/14
20140105618
new patent Fuser assembly and method for controlling fuser operations based upon fuser component attributes
A fuser assembly for an electrophotographic imaging device, the fuser assembly including an integrated circuit chip having memory which has stored therein attribute data. The memory provides the attribute data for use in controlling the fuser assembly during fusing operations throughout the life of the fuser assembly.
04/17/14
20140105563
new patent Segmenting and playback of whiteboard video capture
The present invention discloses methods of archiving and optimizing lectures, presentations and other captured video for playback, particularly for blind and low vision individuals. A digital imaging device captures a preselected field of view that is subject to periodic change such as a whiteboard in a classroom.
04/17/14
20140105477
new patent Low dose cardiac ct imaging with time-adaptive filtration
A system and method for reducing image noise and artifacts in coronary computed tomography angiography includes acquisition of ct images at multiplicity of ct slices arranged in such a fashion throughout the phases of the cardiac cycle as to utilize the majority of the x-ray radiation to which the myocardium exposed during the cycle. The acquired imaging data is processed with the use of a taf filter to reduce the amount of noise and artifacts associated with the ct's system operating at low tube current.
04/17/14
20140105476
new patent Determining electrical properties of tissue using magnetic resonance imaging and least squared estimate
Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to estimating an electrical property of tissue using mr images. Complex values having real components and imaginary components are generated and are associated with pixels in one or more mr images that corresponding to a region of tissue for which the electrical property is constant.
04/17/14
20140105472
new patent Visualization and characterization of pulmonary lobar fissures
Systems and methods for visualizing pulmonary fissures including a processor and software instructions for creating a 3 dimensional model of the fissures. Creating the 3 dimensional model includes accessing volumetric imaging data of the patient's lungs, analyzing the volumetric imaging data to segment the lungs into lobes, using the segmented lobes to identify locations at which pulmonary fissures should be present where the lobes abut each other, analyzing the volumetric images to identify locations at which pulmonary fissures actually are present as existing fissure, comparing the locations at which pulmonary fissures should be present to the locations at which pulmonary fissures are present to identify locations of missing fissure, and creating a visual display comprising a 3 dimensional model of the pulmonary fissures including existing fissure portions and missing fissure portions, with the existing fissure portion visually distinct from the missing fissure portions..
04/17/14
20140105468
new patent Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer program
Provided is an image processing apparatus including an image display unit that displays an image in a predetermined position, an imaging unit that images a face of a person, and an image selection unit that selects, based on a state of the face imaged by the imaging unit, an image having face parameters concerning the state. The image display unit displays the image selected by the image selection unit in a manner that a face portion of the image selected by the image selection unit matches a face portion of the image displayed up to immediately..
04/17/14
20140105369
new patent Calibration apparatus and method
Provided are a calibration apparatus and method that may be used for setting a magnitude of an electric pulse based on a result obtained by imaging at least one imaging object, and that may be used for mapping and calibrating a photon energy corresponding to an absorption edge of at least one calibration object.. .
04/17/14
20140105362
new patent Portable orthovoltage radiotherapy
A portable orthovoltage radiotherapy system is described that is configured to deliver a therapeutic dose of radiation to a target structure in a patient. In some embodiments, inflammatory ocular disorders are treated, specifically macular degeneration.
04/17/14
20140105360
new patent Mobile x-ray generation apparatus and mobile x-ray imaging system
A mobile x-ray generation apparatus includes an x-ray tube unit configured to generate an x-ray beam, a collimator configured to shape the generated x-ray beam, a positioning member configured to arrange the x-ray tube unit and the collimator at respective specific positions, at least one switch provided on each of the x-ray tube unit and the collimator and configured to control an operation of the positioning member, and a control unit configured to control the positioning member to perform a first operation when either of the at least one switch provided on each of the x-ray tube unit and the collimator is pressed and to perform a second operation different from the first operation when the first switch and a second switch different from the first switch are simultaneously pressed.. .
04/17/14
20140105359
new patent Method and system for quantitative imaging
A system and method for digital x-ray imaging. The method includes emitting a first and second collimated x-ray beam from an x-ray source disposed in a first and second position, respectively.
04/17/14
20140105358
new patent Mobile x-ray generation apparatus and mobile x-ray imaging system
A mobile x-ray generation apparatus includes an x-ray tube unit, a collimator configured to shape an x-ray bundle generated by the x-ray tube unit, a positioning member configured to arrange the x-ray tube unit and the collimator at respective specific positions, a cart configured to support the positioning member, a first handle fixed to the x-ray tube unit, a second handle fixed to a side surface of the collimator, and a storage portion provided in the cart and configured to protect an exit surface and the side surfaces of the collimator when the x-ray tube unit and the collimator in a stored state in which the x-ray tube unit and the collimator are brought into the storage portion.. .
04/17/14
20140105357
new patent X-ray apparatus and method of obtaining x-ray image
An x-ray apparatus includes: a source for emitting x-rays to an object; a detector for detecting the x-rays penetrating the object; an arm for connecting the source to the detector and moving the detector up and down according to a rotation of the source; and a controller for controlling an imaging of the object by driving the arm.. .
04/17/14
20140105356
new patent X-ray dose estimation technique
Embodiments of the disclosure relate to projection-based dose estimation for x-ray systems, such as x-ray imaging systems. For example, in one embodiment, an x-ray system is capable of estimating an x-ray dose based on an intensity profile of the detected x-rays that have passed through a scanned object and an estimated mass of the object.
04/17/14
20140105354
new patent Sparse and energy discriminating collimated detector elements to assist scatter evaluation in ct imaging
A computed-tomography apparatus that includes a ct scanner including an x-ray source and a detector covering respective angle ranges in the axial and transaxial planes of the ct scanner. The ct detector includes first detector elements disposed on a first surface to capture incident x-ray photons emitted from the x-ray source, and second detector elements sparsely disposed on a second surface different from the first surface, the second surface being farther away from the scanner than the first surface, the second detector elements being smaller in number than the first detector elements.
04/17/14
20140105242
new patent Device and methods for temperature and humidity measurements using a nanocomposite film sensor
Devices and methods are provided for a nanocomposite having a phase change polymer matrix and conductive nanoparticles to provide greatly enhanced responsivity to temperature and/or humidity. A sensing film includes carbon nanotubes (cnts) and the polymer.
04/17/14
20140104978
new patent Televiewer image wood-grain reduction techniques
Measurements made by a transducer assembly for downhole imaging are affected by reverberations between the transducer and the window on the outside of the assembly. The reverberations result in a stationary noise on the image.
04/17/14
20140104742
new patent Image pickup apparatus effective for reducing false operation due to static electricity
An image pickup apparatus includes a metal body, a metallic lens barrel provided movably in an optical axis direction of an imaging optical system, and a metallic exterior casing having an opening that exposes the lens barrel from inside to outside the image pickup apparatus. The metal body includes a cut-and-raised portion formed by cutting and raising a part of the metal body, and the cut-and-raised portion is electrically connected with the exterior casing or inductively coupled with the exterior casing.
04/17/14
20140104709
new patent Imaging lens unit
Disclosed herein is an imaging lens unit, including: a first lens having a positive (+) power; a second lens having a negative (−) power; a third lens selectively having one of a positive (+) and negative (−) power; a fourth lens having a negative (−) power; and a fifth lens having a negative (−) power, wherein the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens, and fifth lens are arranged in order from an object to be formed as an image, and the fourth lens is concave toward an image side.. .
04/17/14
20140104703
new patent Imaging lens
Disclosed herein is an imaging lens, including: a first lens having positive (+) power and being biconvex; a second lens having negative (−) power and being concave toward an image side; a third lens having positive (+) power and being biconvex; a fourth lens having positive (+) power and being convex toward the image side; and a fifth lens having negative (−) power and being concave toward the image side, wherein the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens, and the fifth lens are sequentially disposed from an object side.. .
04/17/14
20140104702
new patent Imaging lens and imaging apparatus
An imaging lens substantially consists of five lenses of a first lens having a meniscus shape with its convex surface facing an object side and negative refractive power, a second lens having negative refractive power, and the image-side surface of which has a convex shape facing an image side in the vicinity of an optical axis, a third lens having positive refractive power, a stop, a fourth lens having positive refractive power, and a fifth lens having negative refractive power. At least one of the surfaces of the first lens through the fifth lens is aspherical.
04/17/14
20140104700
new patent Mobile device and optical imaging lens thereof
Present embodiments provide for a mobile device and an optical imaging lens thereof. The optical imaging lens comprises five lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side.
04/17/14
20140104699
new patent Zoom lens and imaging apparatus
A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a negative refractive power provided in this order from an object side. All of the lens groups move along an optical axis such that the distance between the first lens group and the second group gradually becomes greater, the distance between the second lens group and the third lens group gradually becomes smaller, and the distance between the third lens group and the fourth lens group gradually becomes greater when changing magnification from a wide angle end to a telephoto end.
04/17/14
20140104698
new patent Zoom lens and imaging apparatus
A zoom lens includes: a first lens group having a positive power; a second lens group having a negative power; a third lens group having a positive power; and a fourth lens group having a negative power, in this order from an object side. All of the groups move along an optical axis such that the distance between the first group and the second group gradually becomes greater, the distance between the second group and the third group gradually becomes smaller, and the distance between the third group and the fourth group gradually becomes greater, when changing magnification from a wide angle to a telephoto end.
04/17/14
20140104697
new patent Zoom lens and imaging apparatus
A zoom lens substantially consists of, in order from the object side, a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, a positive fourth lens group, and a negative fifth lens group. When varying magnification, the distances between adjacent lens groups are changed, while all of the lens groups are moved with respect to an image formation position.
04/17/14
20140104691
new patent Imaging lens with enhancement of blocking stray light
An imaging lens includes a lens barrel having a base wall with a light incident hole around an optical axis, an imaging unit disposed in the lens barrel and including imaging components arranged along the optical axis, and a light shielding plate having an annular fixing portion for positioning the light shielding plate and a bent portion bent from an inner periphery of the fixing portion and extending slantingly toward the optical axis. The light shielding plate is disposed at one of a position between the base wall and one of the imaging components that is adjacent to the base wall, and a position between two adjacent ones of the imaging components..
04/17/14
20140104684
new patent Computer-readable storage medium having stored therein display control program, display control apparatus, display control system, and display control method
An image display apparatus includes a stereoscopic image display apparatus configured to display a stereoscopically visible image, and a planar image display apparatus configured to display a planar image. An adjustment section of the image display apparatus adjusts relative positions, relative sizes, and relative rotations of a left-eye image taken by a left-eye image imaging section and a right-eye image taken by a right-eye image imaging section.
04/17/14
20140104631
new patent Power-supply control device, image processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable medium, and power-supply control method
A power-supply control device includes a changing unit, a monitoring unit, a commanding unit, an imaging unit, and an individual recognition unit. The changing unit changes an operation mode of a controlled subject to a power supply mode or a power cutoff mode.
04/17/14
20140104621
new patent Three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus and robot system
A three-dimensional shape measuring apparatus according to the embodiment includes an irradiating unit, an imaging unit, a position detector, a changing unit. The irradiating unit applies a slit light beam while changing an irradiation position in an area under measurement.
04/17/14
20140104620
new patent Method and apparatus for imaging three-dimensional structure
An apparatus for determining surface topology of a portion of a three-dimensional structure is provided, that includes a probing member, an illumination unit, a light focusing optics, a translation mechanism, a detector and a processor.. .
04/17/14
20140104601
new patent Imaging based refractometers
Refractometers for simultaneously measuring refractive index of a sample over a range of wavelengths of light include dispersive and focusing optical systems. An optical beam including the range of wavelengths is spectrally spread along a first axis and focused along a second axis so as to be incident to an interface between the sample and a prism at a range of angles of incidence including a critical angle for at least one wavelength.
04/17/14
20140104595
new patent Device for measuring properties of scatterers
An apparatus for measuring properties of scatterers includes: a paraboloidal mirror or a paraboloidal screen; a specimen platform configured to support the scatterer on a focal point of the paraboloidal mirror or the paraboloidal screen; a generator operable to generate an electromagnetic wave having a predetermined wavelength distribution, wherein the generator is configured and positioned to direct the electromagnetic wave directly at the scatterer from all directions above a plane which includes the focal point; an imaging means for imaging, as planar images, scattering waves which are generated by the scatterer upon receiving the electromagnetic wave directly from the generator, and which are then reflected off the paraboloidal mirror or projected onto the paraboloidal screen; and a conversion means for converting the planar images into scattered light distribution information which includes both azimuth and elevation angle information of the scattering waves.. .
04/17/14
20140104593
new patent Three-dimensional tomographic imaging camera based on compressive sensing
A detection apparatus and method for fmcw lidar employ signals that are modified so that low-cost and low-speed photodetector arrays, such as ccd or cmos cameras, can be employed for range detection. The lidar is designed to measure the range to one or more targets and includes a single mode swept frequency laser (sfl), whose optical frequency is varied with time, as a result of which, a target beam which is reflected back by the one or more targets is shifted in frequency from a reference beam by an amount that is proportional to the relative range to the one or more targets.
04/17/14
20140104592
new patent Power efficient pulsed laser driver for time of flight cameras
A time of flight camera device comprises an light source for illuminating an environment including an object with light of a first wavelength; an image sensor for measuring time the light has taken to travel from the light source to the object and back; optics for gathering reflected light from the object and imaging the environment onto the image sensor; driver electronics for controlling the light source with a high speed signal at a clock frequency; and a controller for calculating the distance between the object and the illumination unit. To minimize power consumption and resulting heat dissipation requirements, the light source/driver electronics are operated at their resonant frequency.
04/17/14
20140104588
new patent Projection objective for microlithography
A projection objective for microlithography is used for imaging an object field in an object plane into an image field in an image plane. The projection objective comprises at least six mirrors of which at least one mirror has a freeform reflecting surface.
04/17/14
20140104587
new patent Projection arrangement
A projection arrangement for imaging lithographic structure information comprises: an optical element, which has at least partly a coating composed of an electrically conductive layer material. The coating comprises a continuous region, which has no elements that shade projection light.
04/17/14
20140104580
new patent Projection device
The disclosure provides a projection device, including an image source, a light-splitting module, and an imaging lens. The image source provides an image beam.
04/17/14
20140104574
new patent Full-eye illumination ocular surface imaging of an ocular tear film for determining tear film thickness and/or providing ocular topography
Ocular surface interferometry (osi) devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for measuring a tear film layer thickness (tflt) of the ocular tear film, including the lipid layer thickness (llt) and/or the aqueous layer thickness (alt). The tflt can be used to diagnose dry eye syndrome (des).
04/17/14
20140104573
new patent Ophthalmic imaging apparatus and control method thereof
An ophthalmic imaging apparatus divides a frame image obtained by capturing a moving image into a plurality of regions grouping pixels, and acquires photometric values corresponding the plurality of the regions. Further, the ophthalmic imaging apparatus determines acknowledgement or dis-acknowledgement of capturing a still image based on temporal variation of the acquired photometric values or distribution of the acquired photometric values on a fundus image.
04/17/14
20140104572
new patent Tunable achromatizing optical apparatus, methods, and applications
A tunable, achromatizing optical system for use with a broadband imaging modality system for imaging objects having a range of longitudinal chromatic aberration (lca) values. The optical system includes an achromatizing component and a parfocal component, for example, a zoom system.
04/17/14
20140104571
new patent Ophthalmologic imaging method, imaging apparatus, and non-transitory tangible medium
In order to perform observation and imaging by the same image capture unit, an ophthalmologic imaging method includes illuminating a fundus of an eye to be inspected with light having a first wavelength, guiding return light from the fundus to an image capture unit through a focus lens so as to obtain an in-focus position of the focus lens in accordance with the light having the first wavelength, illuminating the fundus with light having a second wavelength different from the first wavelength, and guiding return light from the fundus to the image capture unit through the focus lens so as to obtain an image of the fundus. The focus lens is moved to an in-focus position for the light having the second wavelength based on a wavelength difference between the light having the first wavelength and the light having the second wavelength..
04/17/14
20140104570
new patent Ophthalmologic imaging apparatus, ophthalmologic imaging method, and program
A fundus camera, which does not take time for adjustment of illumination light amount and focusing even if brightness of the fundus is different for each eye to be inspected, includes an illumination unit for illuminating the fundus of the eye to be inspected, a photometry unit for performing photometry of reflection light from the fundus illuminated by the illumination unit, an illumination light amount control unit for controlling a light amount of the illumination unit, a focus detection area determining unit for determining a focus detection area with respect to a fundus image taken by an image pickup unit, and a focus detection unit for detecting a focus position in the area determined by the focus detection area determining unit. The photometry unit calculates a photometry value of the focus detection area, and the illumination light amount is controlled based on the photometry value..
04/17/14
20140104487
new patent Compensation of compressive imaging measurements based on measurements from power meter
An imaging system and method that captures compressive sensing (cs) measurements of a received light stream, and also obtains samples of background light level (bgll). The bgll samples may be used to compensate the cs measurements for variations in the bgll.
04/17/14
20140104485
new patent Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image, a subject detector configured to detect a subject from the image captured by the imaging unit, a setting unit configured to set, in accordance with a change of a position of the subject detected by the subject detector, an image region to be focused on for the changed position of the subject, a focus unit configured to perform a focus operation to the subject included in the set image region, and a controller configured to control a speed of the focus operation according to a moving speed of the subject detected by the subject detector.. .
04/17/14
20140104483
new patent Imaging device and imaging method
An imaging device of the present invention comprises a facial organ detection section for detecting eyes from a digital image, an eye-priority af section for setting an af region to a detected eye and focusing on the eye, and an image processing section for carrying out image processing on the digital image to feather the periphery of an eye that the eye-priority af section has focused on, wherein the facial organ detection section detects facial organs from a digital image that has been captured by the imaging section, and determines inclination of a face based on the detected facial organs, the eye-priority af section selects one eye based on the inclination of the face, and carries out focusing on the selected eye, and the image processing section carries out processing to feather eyes that have not been selected, and varies feathering strength in accordance with inclination of the face.. .
04/17/14
20140104482
new patent Imaging device
An imaging device includes an optical system including optical elements, an image sensor, a lens barrel movable relative to a device body to move the optical elements along an optical axis, a fixed element, a movable element on which the image sensor is mounted, a drive mechanism to generate a drive force by flowing an electric current into a magnetic field, to move the movable element relative to the fixed element, and movable connectors each including a bar element and a bearing provided in the fixed element and the movable element provided to movably support the bar element along the axis. The bar elements of the movable connectors are set to move in different directions along the plane orthogonal to the optical axis.
04/17/14
20140104481
new patent Imaging with polarization removal
An imaging system includes a projector, a camera and a filter set of polarization filters. The projector is to project light onto a surface.
04/17/14
20140104476
new patent Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus whose posture is easily adjustable is provided. The imaging apparatus is configured to include an inclination detector detecting a degree of inclination of one of the imaging apparatus and an image captured by the imaging apparatus relative to a horizontal direction orthogonal to a direction of gravity; a display unit; a first inclination indicator unit allowing the display unit to display an indicator to indicate the degree of inclination according to a detection result from the inclination detector; a second inclination indicator unit notifying via sound according to a detection result from the inclination detector that the degree of inclination is over a predetermined value; and a selector unit allowing at least one of the first and second inclination indicator units to operate..
04/17/14
20140104475
new patent Lensless imaging camera performing image formation in software employing micro-optic elements creating overlap of light from distant sources over multiple photosensor elements
A lensless camera with image formation performed by image processing software rather than by lens. Image formation operations are coordinated with a micro-optical element array that can comprise apertures, micro-optic layers, etc.
04/17/14
20140104470
new patent Data transfer circuit, imaging device and imaginapparatus
A data transfer circuit includes a plurality of data transfer sections which transfer pixel signals of pixel columns which are different from each other, wherein the plurality of data transfer sections include transfer lines which transfer the pixel signals read from the pixel columns of an image sensor; and amplifying sections which amplify the pixel signals output from the transfer lines, and wherein the plurality of data transfer sections are connected to each other in series.. .
04/17/14
20140104464
new patent Imaging using offsetting accumulations
An imaging system includes a sensor array of sensor elements and plural accumulator sets of accumulators. Switches alternatively route detections from a respective sensor element to different accumulators of the respective accumulator set.
04/17/14
20140104463
new patent Imaging with detection routing
An imaging system includes a sensor array of sensor elements to convert incident light to detections. Plural detection accumulators are provided to store detections.
04/17/14
20140104462
new patent Imaging apparatus and method of controlling the imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging section that captures an image of a subject; a detection section that detects flicker of a through-the-lens image as a moving image of the subject which is obtained by image capturing of the imaging section; and a control section that, when the detection section detects the flicker, controls an aperture, a shutter speed, and a gain on the basis of through-the-lens image control values as control values for controlling the aperture, the shutter speed, and the gain so as to preferentially suppress occurrence of flicker in the through-the-lens image.. .
04/17/14
20140104460
new patent Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus includes a solid-state image sensor that has a plurality of pixels arranged in a two-dimensional matrix form and outputs pixel signals according to subject light incident on each of the plurality of pixels in at least two or more drive modes, a first processing unit that performs, on the pixel signals output by the solid-state image sensor according to any one drive mode, the equal process to a first process performed when the solid-state image sensor outputs the pixel signals according to another drive mode and a pixel signal selection unit that selects any one of the pixel signals that are subject to the equal process to the first process performed by the first processing unit or the pixel signals that are subject to the first process performed by the solid-state image sensor according to the latter drive mode.. .
04/17/14
20140104459
new patent Imaging device, method for processing image, and program product for processing image
For pixel signals of a plurality of pixels arranged in a first pixel area arranged in a two dimensional matrix form, a size of the first pixel area is converted to output first image data, and for pixel signals of pixels arranged in a second pixel area smaller than the first pixel area, a size of the second pixel area is converted to output second image data, wherein an operating mode is changed in response to the size of the second pixel area.. .
04/17/14
20140104449
new patent Imaging adapter head for personal imaging devices
Some embodiments of an imaging adapter head are provided. The imaging adapter head can include a sensor module configured to detect levels of electromagnetic radiation within a field of view and output a corresponding digital or analog video signal.
04/17/14
20140104443
new patent Imaging apparatus and wireless system
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, a display unit, an antenna, an antenna control unit, a wireless unit, a reception strength detection unit, an identification information extraction unit, a recording control unit, a recording unit, a relative angle extraction unit, an estimated position calculation unit, a display control unit, an instruction input detection unit, and a wireless connection switching control unit.. .
04/17/14
20140104442
new patent Image information processing system
Provided is as one embodiment an imaging terminal characterized by: receiving, from a first memory card, first memory card id information identifying the first memory card; performing a calculation of the first memory card id information; transmitting, to the first memory card, a calculation result of the first memory card id information as second memory card id information uniquely identifying the first memory card within a network connecting an information terminal with the first memory card connected; receiving, from a second memory card, third memory card id information identifying the second memory card; performing the calculation of the third memory card id information; and transmitting, to the second memory card, a calculation result of the third memory card id information as fourth memory card id information uniquely identifying the second memory card within the network in which communication is performed via the information terminal with the second memory card connected.. .
04/17/14
20140104432
new patent Surveillance system control method and surveillance system adopting the method
A method of controlling a surveillance system having a visible imaging camera for obtaining a visible image of an object and a display apparatus, includes providing a color visible image, from the visible imaging camera, to the display apparatus and generating a color background image by extracting a background area from the color visible image when a current ambient illuminance belongs to a daytime illuminance range, and replacing a background area of a black and white visible image, from the visible imaging camera, with the color background image and providing a mixed image as a result of the replacement to the display apparatus when the current illuminance belongs to the nighttime illuminance range.. .
04/17/14
20140104424
new patent Imaging surface modeling for camera modeling and virtual view synthesis
A method for displaying a captured image on a display device. A real image is captured by a vision-based imaging device.
04/17/14
20140104418
new patent Image capturing apparatus, control method of image capturing apparatus, three-dimensional measurement apparatus, and storage medium
An image capturing apparatus comprising; projection means for projecting a first or second pattern each having a bright and dark portions onto a target object as a projection pattern; and image capturing means for imaging the target object on an image sensor as a luminance distribution. The luminance distribution has a first luminance value corresponding to the bright portion and a second luminance value corresponding to the dark portion, the first and second patterns have an overlapping portion where positions of the bright or dark portion overlap, a first luminance distribution corresponding to the first pattern and a second luminance distribution corresponding to the second pattern have an intersection at which the luminance distributions have the same luminance value, and the luminance value at the intersection differs from an average value of the first and second luminance values by a predetermined value..
04/17/14
20140104415
new patent Measurement device for electrical installations and related methods
Techniques are disclosed for measurement devices and methods to obtain various physical and/or electrical parameters in an integrated manner. For example, a measurement device may include a housing, an optical emitter, a sensor, a distance measurement circuit, a length measurement circuit, an electrical meter circuit, a display, an infrared imaging module, and/or a non-thermal imaging module.
04/17/14
20140104408
new patent Vehicle driving assistance system using image information
A vehicle driving assistance system not using a high performance computer mounted in a vehicle. In the system, an imaging unit mounted in the vehicle captures an image of surroundings of the vehicle.
04/17/14
20140104403
new patent Imaging system
An imaging system includes: an illumination unit that emits illumination light to illuminate a subject; a light receiving unit in which pixels that receive light and photoelectrically convert the received light to generate an electric signal are two-dimensionally arranged; a read unit that sequentially reads the electric signal from the pixels for each horizontal line; and an illumination controller that controls the illumination unit to emit a pulse of the illumination light during a period straddling a read period of the read unit for a first horizontal line and a read period for a second horizontal line which is adjacent to the first horizontal line and which is read immediately after the first horizontal line.. .
04/17/14
20140104398
new patent System and method for analysis of surface features
Disclosed is a system and method for documenting and analyzing a tire tread using a guidance dolly for use in creating a three-dimensional image file of a target object from a plurality of two-dimensional image files including: a first dolly surface adapted to enable placement of the guidance dolly into physical contact with the target object; a second dolly surface generally conforming to the shape of the first dolly surface; and a guide channel for guiding a digital imaging device along a specified path so as to acquire the plurality of two-dimensional image files of the target object.. .
04/17/14
20140104395
new patent Methods of and systems for three-dimensional digital impression and visualization of objects through an elastomer
Methods of and systems for three-dimensional digital impression and visualization of objects through an elastomer are disclosed. A method of estimating optical correction parameters for an imaging system include pressing an object of known surface topography against an elastomer and imaging a plurality of views of the surface topography of the object through the elastomer.
04/17/14
20140104394
new patent System and method for combining data from multiple depth cameras
A system and method for combining depth images taken from multiple depth cameras into a composite image are described. The volume of space captured in the composite image is configurable in size and shape depending upon the number of depth cameras used and the shape of the cameras' imaging sensors.
04/17/14
20140104390
new patent Single-lens, single-sensor 3-d imaging device with a central aperture for obtaining camera position
A device and method for three-dimensional (3-d) imaging using a defocusing technique is disclosed. The device comprises a lens, a central aperture located along an optical axis for projecting an entire image of a target object, at least one defocusing aperture located off of the optical axis, a sensor operable for capturing electromagnetic radiation transmitted from an object through the lens and the central aperture and the at least one defocusing aperture, and a processor communicatively connected with the sensor for processing the sensor information and producing a 3-d image of the object.
04/17/14
20140104388
new patent Optical lens module assembly with auto focus and 3-d imaging function
Further, these optical lens module assemblies can be also used in conventional 3d cameras, which use two separate camera modules. Also, these optical lens module assemblies can be used to replace the standard auto focus optical assemblies in all camera applications..
04/17/14
20140104377
new patent Imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus includes a first detector configured to detect an elapsed time after starting to shoot an image in a specific shooting mode for shooting the image by moving the imaging apparatus in a predetermined shooting direction, a second detector configured to detect amount of movement of the imaging apparatus, and a controller configured to control display of a display unit to display, in the specific shooting mode, a first indicator fixedly positioned on the display unit and a second indicator movably positioned on the display unit. The controller decides a first amount of movement in the predetermined shooting direction according to the detected elapsed time and a second amount of movement in an opposite direction according to the detected amount of movement of the imaging apparatus, and controls a display position of the second indicator based on the first and second amounts of movement..
04/17/14
20140104332
new patent Motion quality improvement by feed-forward torque control of imaging drum
A printer having an imaging drum rotatable around its longitudinal axis, receives a pattern of ink corresponding to an image to be printed. A transfix roller rotates around its longitudinal axis, and is selectively held against the imaging drum by a transfix force, the interface of the imaging drum and the transfix roll forms a transfix nip.
04/17/14
20140104300
new patent Image processing apparatus and image processing method, and computer-readable storage medium storage image processing program
Provided are an image processing program and an image processing apparatus that support imaging setting in an imaging apparatus. In a focus value display window, temporal change of a focus value (index value) in an input image is outputted.
04/17/14
20140104250
new patent Electronic imaging device and driving method therefor
An electronic imaging device includes a display unit and a barrier layer. The display unit includes scan lines for transferring select signals, data lines for transferring data signals corresponding to first and second images formed according to one or more input signals, and pixels connected with the scan and data lines.
04/17/14
20140104104
new patent Simultaneous imaging and precision alignment of two millimeter wave antennas based on polarization-selective machine vision
A system and method for imaging and aligning antennas that includes an overlay imaging aligner composed of two or more antennas in association with a polarization gate, a polarization beam splitter, a non-polarizing beam splitter, a beam dump, one or more imaging lens and a common detector array. The overlay imaging aligner aligns the antennas by overlaying simultaneous digital images associated with the antennas on the common detector array.
04/17/14
20140104051
new patent Vehicular anticipatory sensor system
System and method for preventing collisions between a vehicle and objects in a path of the vehicle includes a laser system arranged to direct at least one laser beam outward therefrom and which is in an eye-safe portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, an imaging receiver for receiving at least one laser beam reflected from objects in the path of the laser beam, a processor coupled to the receiver and arranged to receive signals derived from the received laser beam and process the signals to determine a distance between the laser system and the objects from which the laser beam has been reflected, and one or more reactive systems coupled to the processor. The processor controls the reactive system to indicate the presence of objects at specific distances from the vehicle.


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