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 Component mounting device patent thumbnailComponent mounting device
A component mounting machine moves a mounting head from a supply position p1 to each of mounting positions p3 and p4 of a circuit board cb via an imaging position p2. Further, the component mounting machine performs control such that the mounting head moves in a direction of movement at the time of imaging that is either of an x-axis direction or a y-axis direction when passing through the imaging position p2.
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.


 Image sensor, imaging method, and electronic apparatus patent thumbnailImage sensor, imaging method, and electronic apparatus
The present technology relates to an image sensor, an imaging method, and an electronic apparatus that are capable of improving the image quality. It includes a plurality of signal lines for reading signals from pixels including a photoelectric conversion element, each of the plurality of signal lines being provided for one column of pixels, and a fixing unit configured to fix the potential of the plurality of signal lines to a predetermined potential, is started.
Sony Corporation


 Photoelectric conversion device and imaging system patent thumbnailPhotoelectric conversion device and imaging system
A photoelectric conversion device according to an exemplary embodiment includes a pixel which includes a photoelectric conversion unit, a reset transistor, and an amplifier transistor that outputs a signal from the photoelectric conversion unit. The photoelectric conversion unit includes a first electrode, a second electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and an insulating layer disposed between the photoelectric conversion layer and the second electrode.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


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


 Method and device for generating a microscopy panoramic representation patent thumbnailMethod and device for generating a microscopy panoramic representation
Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for generating a microscopy representation of a three-dimensional sample having a lateral extension in the x and y directions. The method has the following steps: a) arranging the flat three-dimensional sample on a positioner; b) recording the sample by means of an imaging device to obtain a first microscopy picture of the sample having a first section; c) altering the perspective onto the two-dimensional sample in the z direction; d) recording the sample by means of the imaging device to obtain a second microscopy picture of the sample having a second section; e) determining change information which allows drawing conclusions as to the change in perspective in the z direction, using a difference between the first and second microscopy pictures; and f) merging the first and second microscopy pictures while considering the change information to obtain the microscopy panoramic representation..
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.


 Imaging apparatus patent thumbnailImaging apparatus
An apparatus is described. An embodiment of an apparatus comprises a stationary first camera; a second camera; and a mechanical coupling enabling a first and a second camera position, wherein the mechanical coupling enables the rotation of the second camera with respect to the stationary first camera; wherein in the first camera position the first camera and the second camera are orientated in substantially opposite directions, and in the second camera position the second camera is orientated in substantially the same direction as the stationary first camera..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


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


 Method and  adjusting a photo-taking direction, mobile terminal patent thumbnailMethod and adjusting a photo-taking direction, mobile terminal
Disclosure includes a method and apparatus for adjusting a photo-taking direction, including: starting a back camera of a mobile terminal, and entering a photo-taking mode; determining that the mobile terminal is in a horizontal posture, and starting a front camera of the mobile terminal to obtain a human face image of a user; extracting a corresponding first feature point, a corresponding second feature point, and a corresponding third feature point respectively from a first human face organ, a second human face organ, and a third human face organ in the human face image; and determining whether an imaging direction of an image obtained by the back camera agrees with a target photo-taking direction of the back camera, and adjusting the imaging direction of the image obtained by the back camera to the target photo-taking direction of the back camera in the event that they do not agree with each other.. .
Hisense Mobile Communications Technology Co., Ltd.


 Imaging apparatus and imaging method patent thumbnailImaging apparatus and imaging method
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging circuit, a display, an operation interface, and a controller. The imaging circuit acquires image data from a subject image.
Olympus Corporation


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


Imaging device, imaging system and control method thereof

An imaging device adapted to be detachably disposed on an electronic device is provided. The imaging device includes a shell, an imaging module, a communication module and a touch element.
Wistron Corporation

Information communication method

A method is provided for obtaining information from a transmission device using an image sensor that includes a plurality of exposure lines. The method includes obtaining image data by starting exposure sequentially for the plurality of exposure lines each at a different time, starting exposure of a next exposure line before exposure of one exposure line ends, and imaging for a predetermined exposure time.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation Of America

Electronic device, imaging device, and imaging element

An electronic device includes: an imaging unit including a region having a pixel group that has a plurality of first pixels, and second pixels that are fewer than the first pixels in the pixel group; and a control unit that reads out the signals based upon exposure of the second pixels during exposure of the plurality of first pixels.. .
Nikon Corporation

Imaging device, controlling imaging device, and control program

An imaging unit images an object in a state where first to third infrared lights are each selectively and sequentially projected so as to generate first to third frames. An electronic shutter controller controls a period and timing in which the imaging unit is exposed such that an interval between a first timing, which is the middle point of the period in which the imaging unit is exposed in the state where the second infrared light is projected, and a second timing, which is the middle point of the period in which the imaging unit is exposed in the state where the first or third infrared light is projected, is set shorter than an interval between the first timing and a third timing, which is the middle point of the one frame period of the first or third frame..
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes: a camera portion; a lens cover that includes a light receiving hole and covers the camera portion; a ring gear that is attached to the lens cover while surrounding the light receiving hole and is rotatable using the center of concentric circles formed by the ring gear; and a pair of light shielding plates that are attached to a cover outer surface, each of the pair of light shielding plates including an inclined rack, and opening and closing the light receiving hole with the inclined racks meshing with opposite ends in a radial direction of the ring gear.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Communication device with video caller authentication and methods for use therewith

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a communication device that includes a communication interface that facilitates a call from a user of the communication device to a communication device of a called party via a network, the call including voice communications of the user. An imaging sensor captures video of the user.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Photoelectric conversion device and imaging device

Rings a, b, c, and d in the formula (1) are pyridine rings. Each of r1 to r11 in the formula (1) is one selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a straight-chain alkyl group, a branched alkyl group, an aryl group, and an electron-withdrawing heteroaryl group..

Solid-state image sensor, imaging device, and electronic equipment

In a configuration in which a plurality of pixels are arranged with respect to at least either of one of the occfs or one of the ocls, a floating diffusion (fd) is shared by a sharing unit including a plurality of pixels, the plurality of pixels including pixels of at least either of different occfs or different ocls. The present technology is applicable to a cmos image sensor..

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels composed of a photoelectric conversion section and a pixel transistor is arranged; an on-chip color filter; an on-chip microlens; and a multilayer interconnection layer in which a plurality of layers of interconnections is formed through an interlayer insulating film. The solid-state imaging device further includes a light-shielding film formed through an insulating layer in a pixel boundary of a light receiving surface in which the photoelectric conversion section is arranged..
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging apparatus, manufacturing method therefor, and electronic apparatus

A charge accumulation section that is formed on a first semiconductor substrate and accumulates photoelectrically converted charges, a charge-retaining section that is formed on a second semiconductor substrate and retains charges accumulated in the charge accumulation section, and a transfer transistor that is formed on the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate and transfers charges accumulated in the charge accumulation section to the charge-retaining section are provided. A bonding interface between the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate is formed in a channel of the transfer transistor..

Vertical microbolometer contact systems and methods

Systems and methods are directed to vertical legs for an infrared detector. For example, an infrared imaging device may include a microbolometer array in which each microbolometer includes a bridge and a vertical leg structure that couples the bridge to a substrate such as a readout integrated circuit.
Flir Systems, Inc.

Solid state imaging element and electronic device

The present disclosure relates to a solid state imaging element and an electronic device that make it possible to improve sensitivity to light on a long wavelength side. A solid state imaging element according to a first aspect of the present disclosure has a solid state imaging element in which a large number of pixels are arranged vertically and horizontally, the solid state imaging element includes a periodic concave-convex pattern on a light receiving surface and an opposite surface to the light receiving surface of a light absorbing layer as a light detecting element.
Sony Corporation

Die mounting system and die mounting method

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

Augmented reality providing system and method, information processing device, and program

An augmented reality providing system and method, an information processing device, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium recorded with a program are provided. An augmented reality providing system includes a unit for acquiring three-dimensional data, a unit for generating three-dimensional shaping data of a first model from the three-dimensional data, a unit for shaping and outputting a shaped object on the basis of the three-dimensional shaping data, imaging a unit for imaging the shaped object, a unit for calculating a camera parameter from the captured image, a unit for generating a second model including a region of interest that is a non-shaping target from the three-dimensional data, and a unit for determining a depth relationship between the shaped object and the second three-dimensional model on the basis of the camera parameter, and a virtual object of the region of interest in front of the shaped object is displayed..
Fujifilm Corporation

Utilizing depth from ultrasound volume rendering for 3d printing

Systems and methods are provided for utilizing depth from volume rendering for 3d printing. Three-dimensional (3d) mesh data may be generated based on one or more volume rendered images and/or volumetric datasets corresponding thereto, obtained during medical imaging (e.g., based on echo ultrasound signals during ultrasound imaging).
General Electric Company

Line-of-sight measurement system, line-of-sight measurement method and program thereof

A system of measuring a line-of-sight of an observer including an user imaging unit which is wearable by an observer of an object in a display space and captures a field view image in front of the observer, an user measurement unit which is wearable by the observer and obtains line-of-sight measurement data showing a line-of-sight direction of the observer relative to a coordinate system of the field view image, and a line-of-sight measurement apparatus which obtains a gaze point of the observer based on a coordinate position where 3d shape data of the display space including the object intersect a vector of the line-of-sight direction of the observer.. .
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

System and processing images

A method of processing a plurality of time separated images comprises selecting a plurality of imaging units in each image; measuring a temporal difference in each imaging unit; and selecting temporal differences above a threshold limit.. .
The University Of Western Ontario

Method, apparatus, and terminal for obtaining vital sign data of target object

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for obtaining vital sign data of a target object, including: obtaining a 3d depth image of a target object; obtaining, according to depth values of pixels in the 3d depth image of the target object, framework parameters of the target object and a graphic contour of the target object, where the depth value, is obtained according to the distance information, indicates a distance between a point on the target object and the imaging device; retrieving a 3d model matching the framework parameters of the target object and the graphic contour of the target object from a 3d model library, and obtaining a parameter ratio of the 3d model; obtaining at least one real size of the target object; and obtaining vital sign data of the target object according to the parameter ratio of the 3d model and the at least one real size.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Multi energy x-ray microscope data acquisition and image reconstruction system and method

An x-ray imaging system data acquisition and image reconstruction system and method are disclosed which enable optimizing the image parameters based on multiple tomographic volumes of the sample that have been captured using an x-ray microscopy system. This enables the operator to control the image contrast, for example, of selected slices, and apply the information associated with optimizing the contrast of the selected slice to all slices in two or more tomographic volume data sets.
Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, Inc.

Automated segmentation of organ chambers using deep learning methods from medical imaging

Systems and methods are disclosed for automatically segmenting a heart chamber from medical images of a patient. The system may include one or more hardware processors configured to: obtain image data including at least a representation of the patient's heart; obtain a region of interest from the image data; organize the region of interest into an input vector; apply the input vector through a trained graph; obtain an output vector representing a refined region of interest corresponding to the heart based on the application of the input vector through the trained graph; apply a deformable model on the obtained output vector representing the refined region of interest; and identify a segment of a heart chamber from the application of the deformable model on the obtained output vector..
The Regents Of The University Of California

System and blood vessel analysis and quantification in highly multiplexed fluorescence imaging

Disclosed are novel computer-implemented methods for creating a blood vessel map of a biological tissue. The methods comprise the steps of, accessing image data corresponding to multi-channel multiplexed image of a fluorescently stained biological tissue manifesting expression levels of a primary marker and at least one auxiliary marker of blood vasculature, and extracting features of blood vessels using the primary marker as an input to create a single channel segmentation of the blood vessels.
General Electric Company

Imaging for quality control in an electronic cigarette

Assembly and quality of an electronic cigarette (“e-cig”) may be tested and verified using imaging techniques. Infrared (“ir”) imaging may identify whether a temperature is uniform in an e-cig during usage.
Sis Resources Ltd.

Electronic device and method in an electronic device for processing image data

The invention relates to an electronic device for performing imaging, including a camera for creating image data (id) from an imaging target (it), the imaging target (it) including at least one primary image object (i1) and at least one secondary image object (i2), an image-processing chain arranged in connection with the camera, for processing the image data created from the imaging target, and a focussing unit for focussing the camera on at least the primary image object. In addition, a blurring unit is arranged in the image-processing chain, to blur at least some of the said secondary image objects in the image data, and arranged to use the information produced by the focussing unit..
Nokia Technologies Oy

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

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

Real-time diet assessment and food identification using thermal imaging

Systems and methods are described for automatically identifying a food item. A color image and a thermal image are received by an electronic processor with a first food item in the field of view of both the color image and the thermal image.

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing apparatus includes an evaluation unit configured to evaluate whether a partial region of a photographing range of an imaging unit is a region suitable for analysis processing to be performed based on feature quantities of an object, with reference to a track of the object in an image captured by the imaging unit, and an output control unit configured to control the information processing apparatus to output information reflecting an evaluation result obtained by the evaluation unit. Accordingly, the information processing apparatus can support a user to improve the accuracy of the analysis processing to be performed based on the feature quantities of the object..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Harmonization of cross-vendor data

A data harmonization system including a data harmonization server; and one or more client devices configured to communicate with the data harmonization server. The one or more client devices may have a processor configured to transform, using a template, medical data having a first format to transformed medical data having a second format, determine whether the transformed medical data is harmonized medical data or un-harmonized medical data based on the transformed medical data and a medical imaging standard, and send the transformed medical data to a data harmonization server, if the processor determines that the medical data is un-harmonized medical data.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Systems and methods for target tracking

The present invention provides methods and systems of tracking a target with an imaging device onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle. The method may comprise identifying one or more targets in a first image captured by the imaging device, receiving a user selection of a target to be tracked from the one or more targets in the one or more images, generating target information for the target to be tracked based on the user selection of the target, detecting a deviation of a detected position and/or a detected size of the target in a second image captured by the imaging device from the selected position and/or the selected size of the target in the first image and adjusting at least one of the uav and the carrier, to reduce the determined deviation to maintain the target substantially within the field of view of the image device, based on the deviation..
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Driver assistance system with sensor offset correction

A driver assistance system of a vehicle includes a camera and a non-imaging sensor sensing forward of the equipped vehicle. The control, responsive to processing of captured image data and to processing of sensed sensor data, is operable to provide a driver assistance function.
Magna Electronics Inc.

System and environmental control system diagnosis and prognosis

A method to provide prognosis and diagnosis of environmental control system maintenance. The method including imaging, with at least one imaging unit, in real time at least one portion of an environmental control system in operation, wherein real time images register a dynamic feature of a dynamic predetermined characteristic of the at least one portion of the environmental control system, comparing, with a controller, the real time images of the at least one portion of the environmental control system with stored images of the at least one portion of the environmental control system in operation to identify a change in the dynamic feature of the dynamic predetermined characteristic of the at least one portion of the environmental control system, and determining, with the controller, whether an abnormality exists in the at least one portion of the environmental control system based on the identified change in the dynamic feature between the real time images and the stored images of the at least one portion of the environmental control system..
The Boeing Company

Gimbal

A gimbal includes a first support frame, a second support frame, a third support frame, and a center of gravity adjusting unit. The first support frame includes two first pillars and a guiding post connected between the two first pillars and approximately perpendicular to the two first pillars.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Light dimmer module, light dimmer system, and imaging device

There is provided a light dimmer module including a liquid crystal layer disposed between a pair of electrodes, and a transmittance sensor that detects light transmittance of the liquid crystal layer.. .
Sony Corporation

Optoelectronic modules including hybrid arrangements of beam shaping elements, and imaging devices incorporating the same

The present disclosure describes optoelectronic modules (e.g., hybrid lens array packages) that have multiple optical channels, each of which includes at least one beam shaping element (e.g., a lens) that is part of a laterally contiguous array. Each optical channel is associated with a respective light sensitive region of an image sensor.
Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.

Illumination balancing and solid state narrow band imaging utilizing fiber bundle design and assembly techniques in endoscopes

A semiconductor-based light source device for an endoscope that provides for an even power distribution and/or color distribution of light. The semiconductor-based light source device includes a plurality of semiconductor light sources and a plurality of fiber bundles, in which the respective fiber bundles are each segregated into a plurality of fiber sub-bundles for directing substantially the same amount of illumination from a respective semiconductor light source to each of a corresponding plurality of illumination windows disposed at a distal end of the endoscope.
Gyrus Acmi, Inc. Dba Olympus Surgical Technologies

Optical system for use with microscope

Embodiments include a spectral reflectance system comprising a detector and a light source coupled to a support member. The system includes a turret coupled to the support member.

Microscope system with transillumination-based autofocusing for photoluminescense imaging

Microscope system for, and methods of, imaging a sample including biological cells. In an exemplary method, light transmitted through the sample may be detected for a first set of focal positions to collect a first stack of images.
Molecular Devices, Llc

Imaging optical system and optical apparatus including the same

An imaging optical system includes, a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, a third lens unit having a negative refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power, the first lens unit includes a first negative lens and a first cemented lens, the second lens unit g2 includes a second cemented lens, one or more positive lens components, and a third cemented lens, and the first cemented lens includes a negative lens and has a surface having a concave surface facing toward the reduction side, the second cemented lens has a positive refractive power and has a surface having a concave surface facing toward the enlargement side, and the third cemented lens has a positive refractive power and includes a negative lens on the reduction side.. .
Olympus Corporation

Imaging optical system and optical apparatus including the same

An imaging optical system includes an aperture stop, a first cemented lens, a second cemented lens, and a third cemented lens, and the first cemented lens is positioned closer to the enlargement side than the aperture stop is, the second cemented lens is positioned on the reduction side and adjacent to a predetermined lens unit is, and the third cemented lens is positioned closer to the reduction side than the aperture stop is, the predetermined lens unit has a negative refractive power and includes all of lenses located from a lens positioned closest to the enlargement side to the first cemented lens, the first cemented lens includes a positive lens and a negative lens, the second cemented lens includes a negative lens and a positive lens, and the third cemented lens includes a positive lens and a negative lens.. .
Olympus Corporation

Imaging optical system and optical apparatus including the same

An imaging optical system includes a first lens unit having a negative refractive power, a second lens unit having a positive refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens unit, and a fifth lens unit, and the first lens unit includes a first negative lens and a first cemented lens, the second lens unit includes a second cemented lens and one or more positive lens components, the third lens unit includes one or more positive lens components and a third cemented lens, and the first cemented lens includes a negative lens closest to the reduction side and has a concave surface facing the reduction side, the second cemented lens has a positive refractive power and has a concave surface facing the enlargement side, the third cemented lens has a positive refractive power and has a negative lens on the reduction side.. .
Olympus Corporation

Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system includes lenses. A prism is disposed adjacent to a first lens of the lenses and a second lens of the lenses, and is configured to refract light from the first lens to the second lens.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system

There is provided an optical imaging system including a prism, a first fixed lens group, a first movable lens group, a second movable lens group, and a second fixed lens group. The prism is configured to refract light reflected from an object side toward an imaging plane and a reflecting member.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

A compact high-resolution imaging lens which provides a wide field of view of 80 degrees or more and corrects various aberrations properly. Designed for a solid-state image sensor, the imaging lens includes constituent lenses arranged in the following order from an object side to an image side: a first positive (refractive power) lens having a convex object-side surface; a second negative lens having a concave image-side surface; a third positive lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a convex object-side surface; a fourth positive lens having a convex image-side surface; a fifth lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a concave image-side surface; and a sixth negative lens having a concave image-side surface.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

A compact high-resolution imaging lens which provides a wide field of view of 80 degrees or more and corrects various aberrations properly. Designed for a solid-state image sensor, the imaging lens includes constituent lenses arranged in the following order from an object side to an image side: a first positive (refractive power) lens having a convex object-side surface; a second negative lens having a concave image-side surface; a third positive lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a convex object-side surface; a fourth positive lens having a convex image-side surface; a fifth lens as a double-sided aspheric lens having a concave image-side surface; and a sixth negative lens having a concave image-side surface.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system

There is provided an optical imaging system including a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, and a sixth lens. The first lens includes a negative refractive power and a concave object-side surface.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

An imaging lens which uses a larger number of constituent lenses for higher performance and features a low f-value, low-profile design and a wide field of view. Designed for a solid-state image sensor, the imaging lens includes constituent lenses arranged in order from an object side to an image side: a first positive refractive power lens; a second negative refractive power lens; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; a sixth lens having a concave image-side surface near an optical axis; and a seventh negative refractive power lens..
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

An imaging lens which uses a larger number of constituent lenses for higher performance and features a low f-value, low-profile design and a wide field of view. Designed for a solid-state image sensor, the imaging lens includes constituent lenses arranged in order from an object side to an image side: a first positive refractive power lens; a second negative refractive power lens; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; a sixth lens having a concave image-side surface near an optical axis; and a seventh negative refractive power lens..
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system includes a first lens group and a second lens group. The first lens group includes a first lens and a second lens.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Light blocking sheet, light blocking element, optical element, imaging lens assembly and lens module

A light blocking sheet includes a first surface, a second surface, an inner annular surface and an outer annular surface. The second surface is corresponding to the first surface.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Interactive image weighting by illumination in seismic imaging

A method for use in seismic imaging a subterranean geological formation, includes: displaying a gather of seismic images, the seismic images being generated from a set of seismic data representative of the geological formation; interactively selecting an illumination band based on the degree of signal and noise separation in the seismic images; decomposing each of the seismic images of the gather into a partial image, each partial image defined in the seismic image by the selected illumination band; interactively selecting at least a portion of one or more of the partial images based on a predominance of signal; interactively weighting the selected portions relative to the predominance of signal; stacking the selected, interactively weighted portions; and displaying an image of the stacked, weighted portions.. .
Bp Corporation North America Inc.

Radiographing system, control apparatus, radiation imaging apparatus, and controlling radiographing system

A radiographing system includes a plurality of radiation imaging apparatuses and a control apparatus. The control apparatus includes a memory, a processor, a shifting unit, a determining unit, and a disabling unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Device for determining three dimensional locations and energy of gamma incidence events and the same

A method for determining three dimensional locations and energy of gamma incidence events includes the steps of: providing a multi edge-read imaging probe, the multi edge-read imaging probe detecting scintillating photons generated by a gamma incidence event and obtaining a plurality of reaction locations corresponding to the scintillating photons; performing a location-judging process; performing a process for screening valid events; performing an energy-correction process upon the valid events; and, performing a process of energy calculation so as to obtain a total energy value for the gamma incidence event.. .
Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.o.c.

Method and null substraction ultrasound imaging

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, applying different apodization weights for ultrasound echoes to generate a plurality of images of a target where one of the apodization weights has a zero mean value across an aperture of a transducer array and generating a null subtracted image of the target by combining the plurality of images. Other embodiments are disclosed..
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois

Epi ghost correction involving sense

In an epi acquisition sequence for magnetic resonance signals k-space is scanned along sets of lines in k-space along opposite propagation directions, e.g. Odd and even lines in k-space.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Systems and methods for preserving phase information in diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging

Systems and methods for performing diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (“mri”), including reconstructing and analyzing images, while preserving phase information that is traditionally discarded in such applications, are provided. For instance, background phase variations are eliminated, which enables complex-valued data analysis without the usual noise bias.
The General Hospital Corporation

Magnetic resonance imaging with rf noise detection coils

The invention provides for a magnetic resonance imaging system (100) for acquiring magnetic resonance data (142, 144) from an imaging zone (108). Execution of the instructions causes a processor (133) controlling the mri system to: acquire (200) imaging magnetic resonance data (142) with radio frequency excitation of the radio frequency system enabled; acquire (202) noise radio frequency data (148) using at least one rf noise detection coil, wherein the noise radio frequency data is acquired simultaneously with the imaging magnetic resonance data; acquire (204) calibration magnetic resonance data (144) with radio frequency excitation of the radio frequency system disabled; acquire (206) reference radio frequency data (146) using the at least one rf noise detection coil, wherein the reference radio frequency data is acquired simultaneously with the calibration magnetic resonance data; and calculate (208) a noise calibration (150) using the reference radio frequency data and the calibration magnetic resonance data..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus

An mri apparatus includes a processing circuitry that executes a pulse sequence by which a data acquiring process is repeatedly performed multiple times where data is acguired every time each of waiting periods has elapsed since a tag pulse used for labeling a fluid flowing into an image taking region of a patient is applied, that acquires, at at least one time among the multiple times, data corresponding to one region by using a three-dimensional sequence, out of three-dimensional data acquired while being divided into regions, during each of the data acquiring processes corresponding to a first waiting period among the waiting periods, and that acquires data allocated to the one time by using a two-dimensional sequence, out of a slice of two-dimensional data corresponding to the entire three-dimensional data, during each of the data acquiring processes corresponding to a second waiting period different from the first waiting period.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Magnetic resonance simultaneous multi-contrast acquisition with simultaneous multislice imaging

A magnetic resonance (mr) method and apparatus use simultaneous multislice imaging, with different excitations being effective for different slices in respective iterations of a single scanning sequence, in order to acquire raw mr data from different multiple slices, with respectively different contrasts, in the single scanning sequence. Single band excitation of a first slice among the multiple slices takes place in a first iteration of the single scanning sequence, with multi-band excitation then occurring for all of the multiple slices.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and rf shimming method

The present invention provides an rf shimming method for a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging apparatus comprising: a transmission coil having a plurality of channels that respectively transmit high frequencies to an object and a calculation unit performing rf shimming calculation that determines at least one of amplitudes and phases of the high frequencies to be transmitted respectively to a plurality of the channels so as to improve homogeneity of a high-frequency magnetic field distribution generated by the transmission coil and reduce a specific absorption ratio of the object. Objective function parameters for setting the objective function are determined according to contribution to the sar for each of the channels during the rf shimming calculation based on the objective function and the restriction condition..
Hitachi, Ltd.

Air ventilation system with radio frequency shielding for use in magnetic resonance imaging systems

An air ventilation device for use in a magnetic resonance imaging system, the air ventilation device comprising: —an electric motor-driven fan (30), —a fan housing (34) having at least one air intake opening (36) and at least one air outlet opening (38), wherein the fan (30) is arranged inside the fan housing (34) between the at least one air intake opening (36) and the at least one air outlet opening (38), —at least one ventilation duct (40) connected to the at least one air outlet opening (38), wherein the fan housing (34) is designed as an open-ended waveguide (24) for conveying electromagnetic waves having a cutoff frequency (fc) that is larger than a largest frequency of the emission spectrum that exceeds a predefined amplitude-related parameter, and wherein one end of the waveguide (24) serves as the at least one air intake opening (36), and the opposite end of the waveguide (24) serves as the at least one air outlet opening (38); and a magnetic resonance imaging system comprising a scanner unit (10) that is configured for acquiring magnetic resonance images from a subject of some interest, and an embodiment of such air ventilation device.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Rf surface coil unit and magnetic resonance imaging system comprising same

A radio frequency (rf) surface coil unit and a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system including the same are provided. The rf surface coil unit includes multiple loop-shaped rf coil elements including at least one first rf coil element having a loop shape and at least one second rf coil element formed in the at least one first rf coil element.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method for the determination of a spatial assignment or spatial distribution of magnetic particles

A method related to magnetic particle imaging (mpi) includes a signal processing step in which mpi time signals are acquired and successive acquisition cycles are completed within one scanning period. From the scanning period, an image acquisition period is selected for which a composite time signal is generated by concatenating measured values acquired in immediate succession.
Bruker Biospin Mri Gmbh

Modified nucleic acid binding cyanine dyes for the detection of reactive oxygen species

Disclosed herein are compounds, compositions, methods, and kits for detecting reactive oxygen species (ros) by conventional fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, flow cytometry, and/or high content imaging. The compounds disclosed herein are novel reduced nucleic acid binding cyanine dyes, which dyes are probes for detecting ros and measuring oxidative stress in cells either in vitro and/or in vivo.
Life Technologies Corporation

Acetate complexes and methods for acetate quantification

The present invention is directed to methods of acetate quantification and acetate complexes useful in the methods of acetate quantification. Such methods and complexes are useful for any application where acetate quantification is desired, including measuring of concentration of 13c hyperpolarized acetate for imaging agent quality control in mri and nmr spectroscopy.
General Electric Company

Systems and methods for image reconstruction at high computed tomography pitch

Methodologies, systems, apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable media are described herein to facilitate acquisition of volumetric data and volumetric image reconstruction. An imaging system can be configured to transport an object at a speed relative to the scan path of an x-ray source such that insufficient measurement data is collected for classically complete geometrical coverage.
L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems, Inc.

Defect observation and defect detection device

A defect observation method for observing a defect on a sample detected by another inspection device with a scanning electron microscope including the steps of: optically detecting the defect using the position information for the defect: illuminating the sample including the defect with an illumination intensity pattern having periodic intensity variation in two dimensions by irradiating a plurality of illumination light beams onto the surface of the sample while phase modulating the light beams in a single direction and successively moving the light beams in small movements in a direction different from the single direction, imaging the surface of the sample that is illuminated by the illumination intensity pattern having periodic intensity variation in two dimensions and includes the defect detected by the other inspection device, and detecting the defect detected by the other inspection device from the image obtained through the imaging of the surface of the sample.. .
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

Universal multidetection system for microplates

An apparatus for optically analyzing a sample may include an imaging subsystem that images the sample, one or more analyzing subsystems that analyze the sample, a temperature control subsystem that controls a temperature of the atmosphere within the apparatus, a gas control subsystem that controls a composition of the atmosphere within the apparatus, and a control module that controls the various subsystems of the apparatus.. .
Bti Holdings, Inc.

System and adjusting the light output of an optoacoustic imaging system

A system and method for adjusting the light output of an optoacoustic imaging system is presented. An optoacoustic imaging system includes a light source such as a laser, the light source having a light output control, a probe for delivering light to a volume, the probe being associated with one or more sensors, a light path operatively connected to the first light source, the light path providing light from the first light source to the probe.
Seno Medical Instruments, Inc.

Methods and systems for maintaining optical transparency during particle image acquisition

Fouling of or damage to an electromagnetic radiation-transparent window can preclude one from obtaining satisfactory images with an image acquisition unit, such as a camera. Certain types of environments may be particularly prone toward promoting fouling or damage, and manual cleaning or repair of an electromagnetic radiation-transparent window may be difficult in some circumstances.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

High-resolution three-dimensional imaging of mammalian hearts

Methods and materials for high-resolution three-dimensional imaging of mammalian tissues, such as heart and intestine, are described. Both methods of tissue preparation for imaging and methods of imaging are described, as well as kits comprising materials and media for use in the methods..
University Of Washington

Fiber grating demodulation system for enhancing spectral resolution by finely rotating light splitting grating

A fiber grating demodulation system for enhancing spectral resolution by finely adjusting a light splitting grating, includes a laser pump source, a wavelength division multiplexer, a fiber bragg grating, a diaphragm, a slit, a collimating mirror, a light splitting grating, an imaging focus mirror, and a linear array detector. The laser pump source, the wavelength division multiplexer, the fiber bragg grating are connected in sequence, the wavelength division multiplexer is connected to the diaphragm.
Beijing Information Science & Technology University

Fiber grating demodulation system for enhancing spectral resolution by finely shifting linear array detector

A fiber grating demodulation system for enhancing spectral resolution by finely adjusting a linear array detector, includes a laser pump source, a wavelength division multiplexer, a fiber bragg grating, a diaphragm, a slit, a collimating mirror, a light splitting grating, an imaging focus mirror, a linear array detector. The laser pump source, the wavelength division multiplexer, and the fiber bragg grating are connected in sequence, the wavelength division multiplexer is connected to the diaphragm.
Beijing Information Science & Technology University

Fiber grating demodulation system for enhancing spectral resolution by finely rotating imaging focus mirror

A fiber grating demodulation system for enhancing spectral resolution by finely adjusting an imaging focus mirror, includes a laser pump source, a wavelength division multiplexer, a fiber bragg grating, a diaphragm, a slit, a collimating mirror, a light splitting grating, an imaging focus mirror, a linear array detector. The laser pump source, the wavelength division multiplexer, the fiber bragg grating are connected in sequence, the wavelength division multiplexer is connected to the diaphragm.
Beijing Information Science & Technology University

Optical device utilizing ballistic zoom and methods for sighting a target

A method of sighting a target includes receiving an initial condition of an optical device. The initial condition includes a size of a ranging element and a range associated with the size of the ranging element.
Burris Company, Inc.





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