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new patent Inspection apparatus and quality control system for surface mounting line
An inspection apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures an image of a board having a land on which a solder piece has been printed, an image of the board having a component mounted on the solder piece, or an image of the board having the component soldered to the land, a land determination unit that determines a position of an element on the board other than the land from the image of the board captured by the imaging unit, and determines a position of the land in the image based on the determined position of the element, and an inspection unit that inspects the solder piece or component on the land using the position of the land determined by the land determination unit as a reference.. .
Omron Corporation


new patent Binocular display with digital light path length modulation
A near-eye display system comprising a image source, a modulation stack, and an imaging assembly. The modulation stack, in one embodiment, comprises one or more digital light path length modulators..
Avegant Corp.


new patent Near-eye display system including a modulation stack
A near-eye display system comprising a image source, a modulation stack, and an imaging assembly. The modulation stack, in one embodiment, comprises one or more digital light path length modulators..
Avegant Corp.


new patent Multiple emitter illumination source for depth information determination
A depth camera assembly (dca) that captures data describing depth information in a local area. The dca includes an imaging device, a controller, and an illumination source.
Oculus Vr, Llc


new patent Systems and methods for estimating depth using stereo array cameras
Systems and methods for stereo imaging with camera arrays in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of generating depth information for an object using two or more array cameras that each include a plurality of imagers includes obtaining a first set of image data captured from a first set of viewpoints, identifying an object in the first set of image data, determining a first depth measurement, determining whether the first depth measurement is above a threshold, and when the depth is above the threshold: obtaining a second set of image data of the same scene from a second set of viewpoints located known distances from one viewpoint in the first set of viewpoints, identifying the object in the second set of image data, and determining a second depth measurement using the first set of image data and the second set of image data..
Fotonation Cayman Limited


new patent Projection systems and methods
Image display apparatus and methods may use a single imaging element such as a digital mirror device (dmd) to spatially modulate plural color channels. A color channel may include a light steering element such as a phase modulator.
Mtt Innovation Incorporated


new patent Solid-state imaging device, driving method, and electronic device
Provided is a solid-state imaging device including: a pixel section configured to include a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, the plurality of pixels performing photoelectric conversion; column signal lines configured to transmit pixel signals output from the pixels in units of columns; an ad converting section configured to include a comparator that compares a reference signal serving as a ramp wave with the pixel signals transmitted via the column signal line and convert a reference level and a signal level of the pixel signals into digital signals independently based on a comparison result of the comparator; a switch configured to be connected with the column signal lines; and a control section configured to turn on the switch only during a certain period of time in a period of time in which the comparator is reset and cause the column signal lines to be short-circuited.. .
Sony Corporation


new patent Methods and devices for increasing the spectral response of an image sensor
Various embodiments of the present technology may comprise methods and devices for improving the spectral response of an imaging device. The methods and devices may operate in conjunction with a pixel array and color filter array.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc


new patent Image pickup element and image pickup device
An imaging element includes: an imaging unit in which a plurality of pixel groups including a plurality of pixels that output pixel signals according to incident light are formed, and on which incident light corresponding to mutually different pieces of image information is incident; a control unit that controls, for each of the pixel groups, a period of accumulating in the plurality of pixels included in the pixel group; and a readout unit that is provided to each of the pixel groups, and reads out the pixel signals from the plurality of pixels included in the pixel group.. .
Nikon Corporation


new patent Imaging element and imaging apparatus
An imaging element includes a laminated plurality of photoelectric conversion units, and an input light reflecting unit which reflects light beams input from the plurality of photoelectric conversion units toward directions of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units.. .
Sony Corporation


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Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device according to the present disclosure includes pixels arranged two-dimensionally, each of the pixels including: a metal electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer that is on the metal electrode and converts light into an electrical signal; a transparent electrode on the photoelectric conversion layer; an electric charge accumulation region that is electrically connected to the metal electrode and accumulates electric charges from the photoelectric conversion layer; an amplifier transistor that applies a signal voltage according to an amount of the electric charges in the electric charge accumulation region; and a reset transistor that resets electrical potential of the electric charge accumulation region, in which the reset transistor includes a gate oxide film thicker than a gate oxide film of the amplifier transistor.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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Solid-state imaging device, driving method, and electronic apparatus

The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array region in which a plurality of pixels that photoelectrically converts incident light is provided. A first pixel group and a second pixel group having different output characteristics are provided in the pixel array region, and the second pixel group is arranged in a position displaced from the first pixel group in a horizontal direction and in a vertical direction by half a pixel.

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Capturing and processing of images including occlusions focused on an image sensor by a lens stack array

Systems and methods for implementing array cameras configured to perform super-resolution processing to generate higher resolution super-resolved images using a plurality of captured images and lens stack arrays that can be utilized in array cameras are disclosed. An imaging device in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes at least one imager array, and each imager in the array comprises a plurality of light sensing elements and a lens stack including at least one lens surface, where the lens stack is configured to form an image on the light sensing elements, control circuitry configured to capture images formed on the light sensing elements of each of the imagers, and a super-resolution processing module configured to generate at least one higher resolution super-resolved image using a plurality of the captured images..
Fotonation Cayman Limited

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Low complexity auto-exposure control for computer vision and imaging systems

Methods, apparatuses, computer-readable medium, and systems are disclosed for performing automatic exposure control (aec). In one embodiment, a first digital image is captured while applying a first set of values to one or more exposure control parameters.
Qualcomm Incorporated

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Method and using motion information and image data to correct blurred images

A method and apparatus for use in a digital imaging device for correcting image blur in digital images by combining plurality of images. The plurality of images that are combined include a main subject that can be selected by user input or automatically by the digital imaging device.

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Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and non-transitory storage medium storing imaging program

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit, an image processor, and a controller. The imaging unit images a subject field to generate an image in a set imaging drive mode of a first imaging drive mode for live-view display and a second imaging drive mode for still image shooting.
Olympus Corporation

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Systems and methods for reduced power consumption via multi-stage static region detection

Methods and apparatus improve static region detection in an imaging pipeline. An imaging pipeline may perform detection of static regions of an image at multiple stages of the pipeline.
Qualcomm Incorporated

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Image signal processing device, image signal processing method and imaging device

A filtering unit extracts an edge detection signal of a high frequency band from an image signal obtained from imaging, and a band control unit controls the high frequency band on the basis of lens information. For example, the filtering unit includes a first high-pass filter with a first cutoff frequency, a second high-pass filter with a second cutoff frequency that is lower than the first cutoff frequency, and an α blending unit that performs α blending on output of the first high-pass filter and output of the second high-pass filter.

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Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes: an image comparing unit that compares a shot image shot by a photographer with a sample image selected by the photographer; an operation comparing unit that compares an operation performed when the shot image was shot with an operation performed when the sample image was shot; and an advising unit that gives the photographer advice on an image shooting method to make the shot image close to the sample image according to comparison results provided by the image comparing unit and the operation comparing unit.. .
Olympus Corporation

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Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus of the present disclosure includes an imaging element that sequentially resets accumulated electric charges in a first direction to start exposure, and captures, during the exposure, a subject image entered via an optical system to generate an image signal an image processor that performs predetermined processing on the image signal generated by the imaging element to generate image data, a focal plane shutter including a rear curtain for covering the imaging element to end the exposure, and a controller that sets, when photographing, an electric charge resetting time, for the imaging element, from start of resetting of the electric charges to end of the resetting, and a covering time, for the focal plane shutter, from start of covering of the imaging element by the rear curtain to end of the covering, so that an exposure value (ev) for the imaging element has a predetermined inclination in the first direction, and that outputs an instruction on a flash start timing at which a flash device is caused to start flashing.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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Imaging lens, and electronic apparatus including the same

An imaging lens includes first to sixth lens elements arranged from an object side to an image side in the given order. Through designs of surfaces of the lens elements and relevant optical parameters, a short system length of the imaging lens may be achieved while maintaining good optical performance..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

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Imaging device

An imaging device of the present invention includes: a first case having an opening; a substrate on which a first terminal electrically connected to an imaging element is mounted, the substrate being provided in the first case; a second case covering the opening of the first case; and a connector. A first terminal accommodation portion accommodating the first terminal is fixed to the substrate.
J.s.t. Mfg. Co., Ltd.

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Image reflecting and capturing assembly

An image reflecting and capturing assembly for self-imaging includes a frame that defines an inner field. The inner field is reflective.

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Imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

An imaging device includes: an image sensor including a plurality of pixels; a transmission cable configured to transmit power to the image sensor; a power source provided on a proximal end side of the transmission cable and configured to supply a voltage to the image sensor; a pulse signal superimposing unit provided on the proximal end side of the transmission cable and configured to superimpose a pulse signal on the voltage; a separator connected between the image sensor and the transmission cable and configured to separate an offset voltage and a pulse voltage from the voltage; a pulse signal detector connected between the separator and the transmission cable on a distal end side of the transmission cable and configured to detect the pulse signal superimposed on the offset voltage; and a timing generator configured to generate a driving signal based on the detected pulse signal.. .
Olympus Corporation

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Method and system for encryption

There is described a validation and authentication system and method for authenticating and validating messages. The system comprises a data store storing one or more digital fingerprints associated with user imaging devices.
Cryptomathic Ltd.

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Ultrasonic device, manufacturing the same, electronic device and ultrasonic imaging device

An ultrasonic device includes a substrate having a first opening, a second opening and a wall part partitioning the first opening and the second opening; a first vibration film and a second vibration film which close the first opening and the second opening respectively; a first piezoelectric element and a second piezoelectric element which are formed on surfaces of the first vibration film and the second vibration film opposite to the substrate; an acoustic matching layer which is disposed within the first opening and the second opening so as to come into contact with the first vibration film and the second vibration film.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

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

A solid state imaging device that includes a substrate having oppositely facing first and second surfaces and a photoelectric conversion unit layer having a light incident side facing away from the substrate. The substrate includes a first photoelectric conversion unit and a second photoelectric conversion and the photoelectric conversion layer includes a third photoelectric conversion unit..
Sony Corporation

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Imaging device

An imaging device includes: pixels arranged one-dimensionally or two-dimensionally, each of the pixels including an electrode that is electrically connected to the other pixels, a charge capturing unit that is separated from the other pixels, and a photoelectric conversion layer that is located between the electrode and the charge capturing unit, the photoelectric conversion layer being continuous among the pixels. The photoelectric conversion layer contains semiconductor carbon nanotubes, and one of a first substance and a second substance, the first substance having an electron affinity larger than that of the semiconducting carbon nanotubes, the second substance having a ionization energy smaller than that of the semiconductor carbon nanotubes..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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

Disclosed is a solid-state imaging device including a plurality of pixels and a plurality of on-chip lenses. The plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix pattern.
Sony Corporation

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Solid-state imaging element, imaging device, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging element, an imaging device, and an electronic apparatus which enable enhancement of focusing accuracy and sensitivity and suppression of color mixing, in a high image height portion. Incident light is condensed by a main lens, and the condensed light is condensed by a plurality of on-chip lenses.
Sony Corporation

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Imaging device

In an imaging device, a plurality of first photoelectric conversion units generate a first signal based on first visible light and infrared light. A plurality of second photoelectric conversion units generate a second signal based on only second visible light.
Olympus Corporation

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Semiconductor device and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device and an electronic apparatus which is capable of reducing variations and deterioration of transistor characteristics. A first connection pad connected with a first wiring and a first floating metal greater than the first connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a first substrate, whereas a second connection pad connected with a second wiring and a second floating metal greater than the second connection pad are formed at a bonding surface of a second substrate.
Sony Corporation

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Apparatus and measurement of the thermal performance of an electrostatic wafer chuck

An apparatus and method are described for measuring the thermal performance of a wafer chuck, such as an electrostatic chuck. In one example, the apparatus ha a chamber, a base to support a wafer chuck in the chamber, a heater to heat the chuck, a window through the exterior of the chamber, and an infrared imaging system to measure the temperature of the chuck while the chuck is heated..
Applied Materials, Inc.

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Method of fabricating a semiconductor structure

A method of making a semiconductor structure, the method including forming a conductive layer over a substrate. The method further includes forming a first imaging layer over the conductive layer, where the first imaging layer comprises a plurality of layers.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

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Imaging guided ambient ionisation mass spectrometry

A method is disclosed comprising obtaining or acquiring image or other data from one or more regions of a target using an imaging sensor. The image or other data may then be used to determine one or more regions of interest of the target.
Micromass Uk Limited

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Ambient ionization mass spectrometry imaging platform for direct mapping from bulk tissue

A method of ion imaging is disclosed that includes automatically sampling a plurality of different locations on a sample using a front device which is arranged and adapted to generate aerosol, smoke or vapour from the sample. Mass spectral data and/or ion mobility data corresponding to each location is obtained and the obtained mass spectral data and/or ion mobility data is used to construct, train or improved a sample classification model..
Micromass Uk Limited

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Imaging phantom for radiation based equipment

A versatile phantom provides image quality control on multiple different types of medical x-ray imaging equipment. The phantom has a radiolucent housing including a first series of elements of the same shape and size wherein each element has a different electron density such that grey scale can be evaluated.
Stellenbosch University

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Management system, server, management device, and management method

Provided is a management system in which required capacity of a storage device can be reduced even when the number of events that occur increases and in which the required capacity can be clearly understood. A management system 100 includes: an information storage member 110 that stores individual identification information i of a management target 200; an information reading device 120 that reads individual identification information i from the information storage member 110 located within a predetermined distance from the information reading device 120; an imaging device 130 that generates continuous image data v by continuously capturing images of at least an area where the information reading device 120 can read the individual identification information i from the information storage member 110; a storage device 140 that stores the continuous image data v; a control device 150 that acquires an event occurrence time at which an event related to the individual identification information i read by the information reading device 120 has occurred, and sets in the continuous image data v a playback start time corresponding to the event occurrence time; and a display device 160 capable of displaying an image g based on the continuous image data v..

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Colour contrast enhancement of images by non-linear colour mapping

An image enhancement system and method for enhancing medical images from a surgical imaging system. Each image pixel has a value in a first three-dimensional colour space.
Synaptive Medical (barbados) Inc.

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Image processing processing images captured by a plurality of imaging units, image processing method, and storage medium storing program therefor

An image processing apparatus includes a detection unit configured to detect positions of an index of which an arrangement is sequentially changed from respective images captured by two imaging devices, a calibration unit configured to calibrate a position of at least one of the two imaging devices based on the positions of the index arranged at an identical position detected from the respective images captured by the two imaging devices, a determination unit configured to determine a candidate position where the index is to be newly arranged based on the positions where the index has already been detected, and a presentation unit configured to present the candidate position.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Recognition device

With a recognition device of the present invention, when a target component that is an imaging target is moved in a direction from one to another of an upper limit imaging position and a lower limit imaging position, a protruding section of the target component is imaged at each of a predetermined pitch (0.1 mm). Then, it is determined whether it is possible to recognize the position of the protruding section of the target component based on image data of each pitch (o: recognition possible, x: recognition not possible).
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co. Ltd.

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Recognition device and recognition method

A leaded component held by suction nozzle is imaged under three types of imaging conditions, imaging in a state illuminated by laser illumination, imaging in a state illuminated by incident illumination, and imaging in a state illuminated by side illumination and in illumination 114. In a case in which it is not possible to appropriately recognize a position of a lead by recognition processing using image data of the first set of imaging conditions, recognition processing is performed again using image data of a second set of imaging conditions different to the first set of imaging conditions.
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

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Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

An image processing apparatus includes: a luminal shooting situation analysis unit configured to analyze a luminal shooting situation determined based on a relationship between a subject and an imaging unit that shoots the subject in a luminal image obtained by shooting an inside of a lumen; and a specific region detection unit configured to detect a specific region in accordance with the luminal shooting situation.. .
Olympus Corporation

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Multi-spectral three dimensional imaging system and method

A processor receives a first image of a first section of a specimen contacted with at least one first fluorophore having an emission spectrum in the range of approximately 200 nm to 1000 nm, the first image created using a first wavelength of invisible light. The processor receives a second image of a second section of the specimen, the second section adjacent to the first section and the second image created using the first wavelength of invisible light.
Invicro Llc

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Weapon fire detection and localization algorithm for electro-optical sensors

A method is disclosed for detecting and locating a blast, including muzzle flash, created by the launch of a projectile from a gun barrel, rocket tube or similar device, generally associated with weapons fire. The method is used in conjunction with electro-optical imaging sensors and provides the azimuth and elevation from the detecting sensor to the launch location of the blast and also provides the weapon classification..
United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

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Imaging device, image processing device, image processing method, program, and recording medium

An optical system has the entire angle of view at a wide-angle end of not smaller than 90 degrees. A spatial frequency at which an mtf of the optical system acquired using an evaluation wavelength in a region of an image formation plane in which the distance from the center of the image formation plane is not less than 80% and less than 95% of half of the length of a diagonal line of an imaging surface of an imaging element image is not more than 30% is higher at the wide-angle end than at a telephoto end.
Fujifilm Corporation

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Imaging device, image processing device, image processing method, program, and recording medium

A restoration processing unit performs a restoration process based on an optical transfer function of an optical system for a target image. The entire angle of view of the optical system is greater than 90 degrees.
Fujifilm Corporation

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Image processing device, image display device, image processing system, and image processing method

An image processing device for generating a single image based on a plurality of images captured by a plurality of imaging devices having different pointing directions from each other includes a memory and a controller. The memory is configured to store information containing at least the pointing directions and fields of view of the plurality of imaging devices.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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Event-driven authentication of physical objects

A system may include an event trigger processor (etp) configured to receive signals from sensors or another system (fig. 11).
Alitheon, Inc.

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High security key scanning system

A high security key scanning system and method is provided. The scanning system may comprise a sensing device configured to determine information and characteristics of a master high security key, and a digital logic to analyze the information and characteristics of the master key.
Hy-ko Products Company

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Detecting device, detecting method, and program

To detect a distant object that may become an obstacle to a traveling destination of a moving vehicle or the like more accurately than the conventional, there is provided a detecting device, a program used in the detecting device, and a detecting method using the detecting device, where the detecting device includes: an acquisition section for acquiring two or more images captured in two or more imaging devices provided at different heights; and a detection section for detecting a rising portion of an identical object toward the imaging devices based on a difference between the lengths of the identical object in the height direction in the two or more images.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

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Systems and methods for predicting lung cancer immune therapy responsiveness using quantitative textural analysis

Methods and apparatus for predicting responsiveness to immune therapy in lung cancer. The method includes the steps of: identifying a first population of known responders and a second population of known non-responders; processing imaging data for the first and second populations using quantitative textural analysis (qta); generating, for each member of both populations, quantitative metrics using the qta; performing logistical regression on the quantitative metrics for both populations to yield a predictive signature expressed in the form of y=mx+b where x comprises mean pixel density; performing qta on a lung cancer scan for a subsequent patient; comparing the predictive signature to one or more relevant metrics associated with the subsequent patient; and predicting responsiveness to immune therapy for the subsequent patient based on the comparison..
Imaging Endpoints Ii Llc

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Information processing system, information processing device, workpiece position identifying method, and workpiece position identifying program

An information processing system for identifying a position of a workpiece conveyed on a conveyor is provided. A counter measures a movement amount of a conveyor a plurality of times at intervals shorter than a cycle of communication with a controller, and transmits measured movement amounts and respective measurement timings to the controller.
Omron Corporation

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Lens-free imaging

Embodiments described herein relate to lens-free imaging. One example embodiment may include a lens-free imaging device for imaging a moving sample.
Imec Vzw

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Stereoscopic display device

A stereoscopic display device includes an image display device to display, for each imaging point inside a space region, an image of an object to be projected to the space region at the relevant imaging point in a block corresponding to the relevant imaging point on a display region, a lens to direct light beams given out from the respective blocks to mutually different directions, a light guide plate having first deflectors provided in any of an emission surface and a surface opposed to the emission surface, each of the first deflectors directing the light beams entering the light guide plate to mutually different directions to emit the light beams from the emission surface, and a second deflector configured to direct, for each of the first deflectors, the light beam from each of the blocks emitted from the emission surface through the first deflector to the corresponding imaging point.. .
Omron Corporation

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Imaging lens, camera module and digital device comprising same

One embodiment provides an imaging lens comprising at least a first lens to a fourth lens which have refractive power and are disposed in order from an object-side to an image formation-side, wherein a protection lens is disposed on the front surface of a first surface of the first lens, the first surface being in the direction of the object-side, wherein the protection lens has a thickness of 1.2 millimeters or less and an effective size of 22 millimeters or more; the diameter thereof in the direction of the object-side is greater than the diameter thereof in the direction of the image formation-side; and the protection lens is disposed within 3 millimeters from the first lens.. .
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

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Monocular microscope for producing 3d image

Disclosed is a monocular microscope for producing a 3d image of a target having fine size. The monocular microscope includes a first imaging lens assembly; a half mirror (h) reflecting some of beams passing through the first imaging lens assembly, and transmitting remaining thereof; a first camera including a third imaging lens assembly forming an image by using the beams reflected by the half mirror (h); and a second camera including an additional third imaging lens assembly forming an image by using the beams transmitted through the half mirror (h).
Yeon Systems Co., Ltd.

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Specimen observation apparatus and specimen observation method

A specimen observation apparatus includes: a light source; an illumination optical system; a stage; an imaging optical system; and a reflection member disposed at a position opposed to the imaging optical system across the stage. The illumination optical system is disposed so as to apply illumination light from the light source to a specimen.
Olympus Corporation

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Method and tiling light sheet selective plane illumination microscopy with real-time optimized light sheet

Disclosed are a method and apparatus for tiling light sheet selective plane illumination microscopy (tls-spim) with real-time light sheet optimization. The method and apparatus image multi-cellular specimens in 3d, with an improved 3d imaging ability of spim in resolving complex structures and optimizes spim live imaging performance by using a real-time adjustable tiling light sheet and creating a flexible compromise between spatial and temporal resolution.
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York

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High frame-rate multichannel beam-scanning microscopy

A beam-scanning optical design is described for achieving up to khz frame-rate optical imaging on multiple simultaneous data acquisition channels. In one embodiment, two fast-scan resonant mirrors direct the optical beam on a circuitous trajectory through the field of view, with the trajectory repeat-time given by the least common multiplier of the mirror periods.
Purdue Research Foundation

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Observation apparatus, controlling observation apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing control program for observation apparatus

An observation apparatus includes an imaging unit that includes an imaging section and an illumination section, a driving mechanism that moves the imaging unit, a position control section, a vessel position acquisition section, an illumination control section, an imaging control section that causes the imaging section to image a sample. The illumination section includes a plurality of emitting sections configured to emit illumination light and illuminates the sample.
Olympus Corporation

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Rear converter optical system and imaging apparatus including the same

Provided is a rear converter optical system which is detachably mounted on an image side of a main lens system to increase a focal length of the main lens system, in which an effective diameter Φim of an imaging area of the main lens system, an effective diameter Φcr of a lens surface closest to the image side of the rear converter optical system, a lateral magnification βc of the rear converter optical system in the case where the rear converter optical system is mounted on the main lens system, a backfocus skc in the case where the rear converter optical system is mounted on the main lens system are appropriately set.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Surgical microscope with integrated optical coherence tomography and display systems

An ophthalmic surgical microscope includes a beam coupler positioned along an optical path of the surgical microscope between a first eyepiece and magnifying/focusing optics, the beam coupler operable to direct the oct imaging beam along a first portion of the optical path of the surgical microscope between the beam coupler and a patient's eye (an oct image being generated based on a reflected portion of the oct imaging beam). The surgical microscope additionally includes a real-time data projection unit operable to project the oct image generated by the oct system and a beam splitter positioned along the optical path of the surgical microscope between a second eyepiece and the magnifying/focusing optics.
Novartis Ag

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Telephoto lens

A telephoto lens includes, from an object-side to an image-side: a first lens having a positive refractive power, wherein an object-side surface of the first lens is convex, an image-side surface of the first lens is convex; a second lens having a refractive power; a third lens having a refractive power, wherein the third lens includes plastic material, each of an object-side and an image-side surface of the third lens is aspheric; a fourth lens having a refractive power, wherein an object-side surface of the fourth lens is convex, the fourth lens includes plastic material, and each of the object-side and image-side surfaces of the fourth lens is aspheric; wherein, the telephoto lens satisfies: 0.7<ttl/f<0.95, and . .
f4/f

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Imaging lens and image capturing device

Tl denotes a total length of the imaging lens (pl) (a distance between a vertex of a lens surface closest to the object and an axial image point corresponding to an infinite distant object).. .

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Imaging lens

An imaging lens includes an aperture stop; a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens having negative refractive power; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens having negative refractive power; and a sixth lens, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. A surface of the first lens on the image plane side has a positive curvature radius.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

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Imaging lens and electronic apparatus having the same

An optical imaging lens includes first, second, third, fourth and fifth lens elements arranged sequentially from an object side to an image side along an optical axis. The image-side surface of the first lens element comprises a convex portion in a vicinity of its periphery.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

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Mobile device and optical imaging lens thereof

The optical imaging lens includes five lens elements from an object side to an image side. The optical imaging lens shows better optical characteristics through controlling the convex or concave shape of the surfaces of the lens elements to allow the thicknesses of the second and third lens elements and air gaps between the five lens elements along the optical axis satisfying the relations 1.715≦aag/(ag45)≦7.593 and 2.124≦alt/(t2+t3)≦3.937, where aag is the sum of all four air gaps from the first to the fifth lens element along the optical axis, ag45 is an air gap between the fourth and fifth lens elements along the optical axis, alt is the sum of thicknesses of the first to fifth lens elements along the optical axis, and t2 and t3 are the respective thickness of the second and third lens elements along the optical axis..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

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Zoom lens and imaging device

Provided is a zoom lens that may achieve satisfactory optical performance from a wide angle position to a telephoto position and may be miniaturized. The zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, and a subsequent group including a plurality of lens groups and having a positive refractive power, wherein the first lens group, the second lens group, and the subsequent group are sequentially arranged from an object side.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system includes a first lens having a positive refractive power, an image-side surface of the first lens being concave, a second lens, a third lens, an image-side surface of the third lens being concave, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, an image-side surface of the fifth lens being concave, and a sixth lens having a positive refractive power and having an inflection point formed on an image-side surface, wherein an f number of the optical imaging system is lower than 2.2.. .
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

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Image lens assembly, imaging apparatus and electronic device

The present disclosure provides an image lens assembly comprising, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof; a second lens element; a third lens element having an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region thereof; a fourth lens element; a fifth lens element with an image-side surface having at least one convex critical point in an off-axial region thereof, both of an object-side surface and the image-side surface thereof being aspheric; and a sixth lens element having an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof and at least one convex critical point in an off-axial region thereof, both of an object-side surface and the image-side surface thereof being aspheric.. .
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

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Methods for fusing a fiber termination

Aspects of the disclosure are drawn to methods for producing a fused connector termination. An exemplary method may include setting a specification requirement to be met by the fused connector termination and applying an amount of heat to a proximal region of an unfused connector termination.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

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Optical observation device and controlling optical observation device

The first polarizing element transmits a specific linear polarized component. The first polarizing element is rotatably disposed on a surface orthogonal to an optical axis of a first optical path, and is rotated and driven by the first rotation drive unit.
Fujifilm Corporation

new patent

Imaging device, image processing method and program for imaging device

For causing a near-infrared light image obtained through imaging in a second imaging mode to be easily viewed while suppressing an increase in size and number of components, in a case where an imaging unit is operating in the second imaging mode, a change region where there is a change is detected through comparison with the second image data that the imaging unit has acquired before the second image data, from within the second image data acquired by the imaging unit. Combination image data obtained by combining the change region image data corresponding to the change region within the second image data with background image data of a color image generated on the basis of first image data acquired in a first imaging mode immediately before the second imaging mode by the imaging unit and corresponding to a background region different from the change region within the second image data is generated on the basis of the detection result of the change region..
Fujifilm Corporation

new patent

Acoustic imaging with expandable microcapsules

The present disclosure relates generally to expandable microcapsules and their utilization for acoustic imaging within a geological formation. The present disclosure further relates to expandable microcapsules with a multicomponent core and disclosure to practical utilization of multicomponent cores for controlling the expansion properties (e.g., temperature and pressure of expansion, expansion volume ratio, and shell thickness) of the resulting microbubbles..
The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

new patent

Scan geometry planning mri or ct

The present invention relates to a method for scan geometry planning. The method comprises: providing at least one scanning imaging system (203a-n, 100) coupled to a computer server (201); controlling the server (201) to communicate with the at least one scanning imaging system (203a-n); building a database (400) from image data obtained from the at least one scanning imaging system, wherein the image data indicates scan 5 geometries in association with respective reference images acquired using the scan geometries; receiving at the server (201) a scan geometry request from a scanning imaging system (203a) of the at least one scanning imaging system, the request being indicative of a survey image, wherein the survey image is obtained during a calibration scan by imaging a patient by the requesting scanning imaging system (203a); comparing the survey image with 10 the reference images; sending the requesting scanning imaging system data indicative of a scan geometry associated with a reference image of the reference images that matches the survey image; controlling the requesting scanning imaging system (203a) to acquire imaging data during a clinical scan of the body volume using one of the submitted scan geometry and a modified scan geometry that results from the modification of the submitted scan geometry 15 at the requesting scanning imaging system; controlling the requesting scanning imaging system (203a) to send the modified scan geometry to the server (201) in case the modified scan geometry is used for the acquiring of imaging data..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

new patent

Methods and devices for optimizing magnetic resonance imaging protocols

Techniques for optimizing a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) protocols are described herein. An example method can include receiving one or more mri scanner settings for an imaging sequence; selecting at least one objective function from a plurality of objective functions; selecting an acquisition train length; selecting a k-space strategy; selecting one or more imaging parameters; and acquiring a magnetic resonance (mr) image using at least one of an optimized k-space strategy, an optimized acquisition train length, or optimized imaging parameters..
Research Institute At Nationwide Children's Hospital

new patent

Medical image imaging device for positioning an imaging slice

A technique in a medical imaging apparatus being capable of setting any plane in three-dimensional space as an imaging slice is provided, allowing an automatically-set imaging slice to be configured to suit user's preferences, and determine a position of the imaging slice being configured, with respect to an imaging target subject automatically with a high degree of accuracy. Reference information for specifying the imaging slice, set by the user for each imaging site, is associated with the anatomical feature of the imaging site, so as to generate an imaging slice parameter.
Hitachi, Ltd.

new patent

Superconducting scanning sensor for nanometer scale temperature imaging

A device and methods for use thereof in low-temperature thermal scanning microscopy, providing non-contact, non-invasive localized temperature and thermal conductivity measurements in nanometer scale ranges with a temperature resolution in the micro-kelvin order. A superconductive cap mounted on the tip of an elongated support probe is electrically-connected to superconductive leads for carrying electrical current through the cap.
Yeda Research And Development Co. Ltd.

new patent

Core/shell-type fluorescent dye-containing nanoparticle and production the same

The present invention provides a method of producing core/shell-type fluorescent dye-containing nanoparticles for immunohistochemical staining or live cell imaging, the method including: the step 1 of polymerizing monomers for thermoplastic resin synthesis in the presence of a fluorescent dye and thereby preparing core particles composed of a thermoplastic resin containing the fluorescent dye; and the step 2 of coating the core particles each with a shell layer composed of a thermosetting resin. By the method of producing fluorescent dye-containing nanoparticles according to the present invention, fluorescent dye-containing nanoparticles having a high brightness, whose dye does not elutes into water, physiological saline, culture medium and the like, can be produced, and the fluorescent dye-containing nanoparticles can be effectively utilized in immunohistochemical staining and live cell imaging..
Konica Minolta, Inc.

new patent

Lateral flow device, assay device and kit and analyzing a fluid sample

The invention concerns a lateral flow device, system, kit and method for analyzing a fluid sample. The device comprises a support structure, a flow channel formed in the support structure, and an injection zone in fluidic connection with the flow channel for introducing the fluid sample into the flow channel.
Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy

new patent

Microwave imaging device and method

A microwave imaging device comprising a conductive enclosure defining an imaging region within it and an array of wideband resonators, each resonator located substantially in a plane defined by the conductive enclosure.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

new patent

Plate with wells for chemical or biological reactions, and multiple imaging of such a plate by means of an imaging system

The present disclosure provides a plate comprising an array of wells for chemical or biological reactions, wherein each of the wells comprises a reaction chamber with at least one opening on a surface of the plate. The array of wells consist of a plurality of adjacent blocks of wells, wherein each block of wells consists of a plurality of adjacent rows of wells, and wherein at least one void is provided in each block of wells in between the rows of wells.
Roche Molecular System, Inc.

new patent

Multiple beam and convergent light illumination crossed-beam imaging

Methods and apparatuses to image particles are described. A plurality of illuminating light beams propagating on multiple optical paths through a particle field are generated.
Artium Technologies, Inc.

new patent

Systems and methods for serial staining and imaging

The present invention relates to systems and methods for sequential operation of staining, imaging and sectioning of tissue samples by a processing system. After each layer of the sample is removed by the sectioning system, the system automatically stains the exposed surface of a sample to a depth to enable imaging of the remaining tissue.

new patent

Method and system for imaging and analysis of a biological specimen

The present disclosure provides methods of preparing a biological specimen for imaging analysis, comprising fixing and clearing the biological specimen and subsequently analyzing the cleared biological specimen using microscopy. Also included are methods of quantifying cells, for example, active populations of cells in response to a stimulant.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

new patent

Spectral imaging system

A spectral imaging system includes a spectrometer and an optics imaging system. The spectrometer is operable for generating spectral signatures of objects from a scene.
Spectral Insights Private Limited

new patent

Hyperspectral imaging spectroscopy method using kaleidoscope and system therefor

A method and a system for acquiring a hyperspectral image by using a kaleidoscope are provided. The method includes copying an input image to generate a specific number of images, generating coded-aperture passed images corresponding to the images by using at least one coded aperture, and acquiring a hyperspectral image for the input image based on the coded-aperture passed images..
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

new patent

Single device for gas and flame detection, imaging and measurement, and drift correction method thereof

Devices image radiation from a scene that includes two materials with spectral characteristics in two different wavelength regions. A lens forms an image of the scene on a detector that includes an array of elements.
Ci Systems (israel) Ltd.

new patent

Optical frequency-selective absorber-based infrared detector, methods, and applications

A subwavelength gold hole/disk array that when coupled with a ground plane induces extraordinary transmission through the hole/disk array and zero back reflection. The hole/disk array functions as a “light funnel” in couling incident radiation into the cavity with about 100% efficiency over a narrow resonant bandwidth, which results in frequency-selective perfect (˜100%) absorption of the incident radiation.
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

new patent

Film thickness measurement device and film thickness measurement method

A film thickness measurement device includes a light source, an imaging component, and a controller. The controller estimates unknown variables i1(j), i20(j), k(j), and t(i) based on the formula (1), where i represents an observation point number of an interference image captured by the imaging component, j represents a number for a type of wavelength of monochromatic light, λ(j) represents wavelength of the monochromatic light, n represents a.
Toray Engineering Co., Ltd.

new patent

Arrangement for, and , remotely dimensioning generally planar, target surfaces of objects

Spaced-apart light spots are projected in a light pattern on a target surface lying in a target plane. A range spot is projected at a position on the target surface to find a target distance to the target surface.
Symbol Technologies, Llc

new patent

Object dimension measurement method and apparatus

An object dimension measurement method and apparatus, where the object dimension measurement method includes obtaining a horizontal distance between a photographing terminal and a photographed object or a vertical distance between the photographing terminal and a horizontal plane, obtaining a camera imaging angle when the photographing terminal photographs the photographed object, calculating a deflection angle of a camera in a vertical direction when the photographing terminal photographs the photographed object, obtaining through calculation an imaging distance of the photographed object on a display screen of the photographing terminal according to a trigonometric relationship among the horizontal distance or the vertical distance, the camera imaging angle, the deflection angle, and the imaging distance, and obtaining through conversion an actual dimension of the photographed object according to the imaging distance. Hence, an object dimension can be accurately measured without using a special measuring tool..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

new patent

Coherence range imaging using common path interference

One or more devices, systems, methods and storage mediums for performing common path optical coherence tomography (oct) with a controlled reference signal and efficient geometric coupling are provided. Examples of such applications include imaging, evaluating and diagnosing biological objects, such as, but not limited to, for gastro-intestinal, cardio and/or ophthalmic applications, and being obtained via one or more optical instruments, such as, but not limited to, optical probes (e.g., common path probes), common path catheters, common path capsules and common path needles (e.g., a biopsy needle).
Canon U.s.a. Inc.

new patent

Container plasma treatment process comprising a thermal imaging phase

Disclosed is a process for treating a container with plasma, for depositing a barrier layer on an internal face of the container. This process includes: after the plasma has been extinguished, obtaining a thermal image of the container; comparing the thermal image of the container with a reference thermal image stored in memory; and, if the thermal image of the container differs from the reference thermal image, modifying at least one of the following parameters: internal pressure, external pressure, precursor gas flow rate, microwave frequency, microwave power, duration of the treatment..
Sidel Participations

new patent

Surface-modified macrophages for cell-based delivery

A population of isolated mammalian macrophages, the cell surface of which is chemically modified to comprise a molecule that comprises an imaging agent or a therapeutic agent or a molecule that binds to an imaging agent or a therapeutic agent, and methods of making and using the modified macrophages are provided.. .
University Of Massachusetts

new patent

Antigens associated with inflammatory bowel disease

Specific binding members that bind the ed-a isoform of fibronectin for use in methods of treatment, diagnosis, detection and/or imaging of inflammatory bowel disease (ibd), and/or for use in delivery to the ibd tissue of a molecule conjugated to the specific binding member. The specific binding member may, for example, be conjugated to an immunosupressive or anti-inflammatory molecule, such as interleukin-10..
Philogen S.p.a.

new patent

Flying underwater imager with multi-mode operation for locating and approaching underwater objects for imaging

A flying underwater imager device operates in two modes, a tow mode and a free fly mode. In the tow mode for locating underwater objects, the imager device opens foldable wings for remaining depressed below the surface when the wings generate a negative buoyancy.

new patent

Man overboard detection system

The present invention surveils a ship and automatically detects movement around a ship such as, for example, a man overboard condition. Detection is achieved using a continually scanning set of lasers that cooperate with long-wave infrared thermal imaging cameras that are used to classify the movement.

new patent

Vehicle control system for watercraft using a microchip based processor and control surfaces

The invention is a vehicle control system which is envisaged to be used in high speed planing watercraft which has a means of control about three axes where the invention controls the said watercraft about at least two axes by actuating control surfaces. The invention uses a microchip based processor (1) to actuate control surfaces based on input from various sensors (3).

new patent

Liquid droplet discharge apparatus

There is provided a printing apparatus (liquid droplet discharge apparatus) including a discharge portion that has a nozzle surface to which a nozzle that discharges ink on a medium is open, a reflecting mirror that reflects light, an imaging portion that images the reflecting mirror, a wiping portion that wipes the nozzle surface, and a movement mechanism that moves at least one out of the discharge portion, the reflecting mirror, and the imaging portion so as to switch a state of the nozzle between a state in which the nozzle surface faces the medium and a state in which the nozzle surface faces the imaging portion via the reflecting mirror.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

new patent

Information processing system, information processing device, workpiece position identifying method, and workpiece position identifying program

An information processing system for identifying a position of a workpiece conveyed on a conveyor is provided. A counter measures a movement amount of a conveyor a plurality of times at intervals shorter than a cycle of communication with a controller, and transmits measured movement amounts and respective measurement timings to the controller.
Omron Corporation

new patent

Methods for cell labeling and medical imaging

Methods of ex vivo labeling of a biological material for in vivo imaging, methods of labeling a biological material in vivo, methods for preparing a labeling agent, and methods for in vivo imaging of a subject using a biological material labeled with a labeling agent are disclosed. In one non-limiting example, the biological material is selected from cells and the labeling agent is a 89zr-desferrioxamine-ncs labeling agent..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

new patent

Imaging tumor glycolysis by non-invasive measurement of pyruvate kinase m2

The present disclosure provides a positron emission tomography (pet)-detectable 1-((2-fluoro-6-[18f]fluorophenyl)sulfonyl)-4-((4-methoxyphenyl)sulfonyl)piperazine ([18f]dasa-23) probe that can selectively bind to the pyruvate kinase variant m2 (pkm2) found in cancer cells, such as of human glioma. Given the importance of pkm2 in the regulation of tumor metabolism, there is an on-going need to non-invasively measure its expression through the development of pkm2-specific radiopharmaceuticals.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

new patent

Lipid-based nanoparticles

Lipid-based nanoparticle compositions are provided. The compositions generally comprise lipid-hydrophilic polymer-amyloid binding ligand conjugates, and may be liposomal compositions.
Alzeca Biosciences, Llc

new patent

Iron carbohydrate complex for treatment of restless leg syndrome (rls)

The present invention relates to pharmaceutical composition comprising an iron carbohydrate complex for use in a method for treatment or prevention of restless leg syndrome (rls) of a human patient, wherein the human patient prior to treatment has a magnetic resonance phase imaging of 0.02 radians above the average value of a control group in the substantia nigra, thalamus, putamen, orpallidum. The invention provides a higher probability for a rls patient being treated to experience a relief in symptoms..
Pharmacosmos Holding A/s

new patent

Method of forming patient-specific implant

Methods and apparatus are provided for forming a patient-specific surgical implant based on mold system. The apparatus comprises a forming tool and a mold that may be generated using imaging and processing techniques and rapid prototyping methods.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

new patent

Augmented reality image projection system

The present disclosure relates to an augmented reality (ar) image projection system capable of simultaneously capturing a real image and projecting an ar image, and capable of applying same to a subject requiring precise work or in an environment having spatial restrictions. The present disclosure includes a real image capture device for capturing a real image illuminated by invisible rays without interference with visible rays, and an ar image projection device for projecting an ar image, wherein the real image capture device captures a real image and the ar image projection device projects an ar image through the same optical axis.
National Cancer Center

new patent

Methods and systems for ultrasound imaging

A system (e.g., an ultrasound imaging system) is provided. The system includes an ultrasound probe configured to acquire three dimensional (3d) ultrasound data of a volumetric region of interest (roi).
General Electric Company

new patent

Intravascular ultrasound system for co-registered imaging

An intravascular ultrasound imaging system comprises a catheter having an elongated body having a distal end and an imaging core arranged to be inserted into the elongated body. The imaging core is arranged to transmit ultrasonic energy pulses and to receive reflected ultrasonic energy pulses.
Acist Medical Systems, Inc.

new patent

Ultrasonic imaging apparatus and controlling ultrasonic imaging apparatus

An ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes a plurality of transducers aligned in an array, a select circuit configured to cause transducers selected from the plurality of transducers to transmit an ultrasonic pulse and receive received signals, respectively, and a digital signal processing circuit configured to perform a first operation of adding up an odd number of the received signals, arranged in an order corresponding to the aligned array, with delays that are symmetrical between two sides across a center that is a centrally located signal, and to perform a second operation of adding up an even number of the received signals, arranged in an order corresponding to the aligned array, with delays that are symmetrical between two sides across a center that is situated between two centrally located signals.. .
Socionext Inc.

new patent

Radiation phase difference imaging apparatus

Provided is a radiation phase difference imaging apparatus in which a separation distance between a phase grating and a radiation detector is optimized. The separation distance between the phase grating and a detection surface of an fpd is determined based on the magnitude of noise corruption in a self-image projected onto the detection surface.
Shimadzu Corporation

new patent

System and increasing the accuracy of a medical imaging device

A method for improving the accuracy of a digital medical model of a part of a patient, the method includes obtaining a set of at least 2 medical images of the patient, where an element comprising a predefined geometry and/or predefined information was attached to the patient during the recording of the medical images; obtaining at least 2 tracking images taken with at least one camera having a known positional relationship relative to the medical imaging device, said tracking images depicting at least part of the element; determining any movement of the element between acquisition of the at least 2 tracking images; and generating the digital medical model from the acquired medical images, wherein the determined movement of the element is used to compensate for any movement of the patient between the acquisition of the medical images.. .
3shape A/s

new patent

Medical-information processing apparatus and x-ray ct apparatus

A medical-information processing apparatus according to an embodiment includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry acquires medical image data that is obtained during imaging on the subject in a resting state in the time phase where the relationship between the volume of blood flow and the pressure in a blood vessel in the cardiac cycle of the subject indicates a proportional relationship.
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

new patent

Classifying views of an angiographic medical imaging system

Systems and methods are provided for acquiring a series of angiographic images and identifying the anatomical structures represented in the series of images using a machine learnt classifier. Additional series of images that would yield the optimal visualization of the structure of interest may be suggested..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

new patent

Data acquisition for computed tomography

There is provided a method and corresponding system for data acquisition, for computed tomography, ct, based on an x-ray imaging system (10) having a detector (12) with a plurality of pixels (13), wherein data sampling is performed with a temporal offset between measurements acquired by adjacent pixels of the detector.. .
Prismatic Sensors Ab

new patent

Method for recording diagnostic measurement data of a heart of an examination object in a heart imaging by means of a magnetic resonance device

A method is disclosed for recording diagnostic measurement data of a heart of an examination object in a heart imaging via a magnetic resonance device. In an embodiment, the method for recording diagnostic measurement data of a heart of an examination object in a heart imaging, via a magnetic resonance device, includes carrying out of at least two overview recordings of the heart of the examination object, wherein overview measurement data is acquired; and carrying out of at least two diagnostic recordings of the heart of the examination object based on the acquired overview measurement data.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

new patent

Systems and methods for hyperspectral imaging

A method, and corresponding system, can include identifying a plurality of wavelength spectral band components in hyperspectral image data, the spectral band components corresponding to mutually distinct sources of image contrast. An intensity image corresponding to each respective spectral band component can be calculated, followed by combining the respective intensity images to form an inter-band image based on the respective, mutually distinct sources of image contrast for each spectral band component.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

new patent

Handheld molecular imaging navigation system

A handheld molecular imaging navigation system comprises a multi-spectral light source module configured to provide light in a plurality of different spectrum bands in a time division control manner according to a control signal sequence to irradiate an inspected object; a time division control module configured to generate the control signal sequence; an optical signal acquisition module configured to acquire a near-infrared fluorescence image and a visible light image of the inspected object in a time division control manner according to the control signal sequence provided by the time division control module; and a processing module configured to perform image processing on the acquired near-infrared fluorescence image and visible light image according to the control signal sequence to fuse the visible light image and the fluorescence image and output the fused image, and output a feedback signal according to the acquired near-infrared fluorescence image and visible light image.. .
Institute Of Automation, Chinese Academy Of Sciences

new patent

Ophthalmoscope

The invention relates to an adapter for modifying a mobile communication device such as, but not limited to, a smartphone, tablet computers or webcam to create an ophthalmoscope or fundus camera for ophthalmoscopy or fundus imaging comprising an illumination device, including component parts thereof; and a method of testing eye function and producing images using said camera and associated illumination device. The invention has application in both the medical and veterinary practices.
Greater Glasgow And Clyde Health Board

new patent

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

There is provided an image processing apparatus, method, and program for an endoscope image having a high degree of freedom of color assignment according to the shape feature of a structure. A structure region image is generated by extracting one or more structure regions from an image signal obtained by imaging an observation target in the living body.
Fujifilm Corporation

new patent

Compact endoscope design for three-dimensional surgical guidance

The present invention is directed to endoscopic structure illumination to provide simple, inexpensive 3d endoscopic technique to conduct high resolution 3d imagery for use in surgical guidance system. The present invention is directed to an fpp endoscopic imaging setup which provides a wide field of view (fov) that addresses a quantitative depth information and can be integrated with commercially available endoscopes to provide tissue profilometry.
The Johns Hopkins University

new patent

Optical system, imaging apparatus, endoscope system, and rangefinder system

The optical system is characterized by a rotationally symmetric front group that is located on a single axis of rotational symmetry passing through the center of an image plane, a rotationally symmetric back group, and an aperture, wherein the front group includes two internal reflecting surfaces and two transmitting surfaces, a light beam incident from at least one object plane on the front group forms an optical path along which the light beam enters a first transmitting surface, is reflected off a first reflecting surface and then off a second reflecting surface, and exits out of a second transmitting surface, and the light beam passes through the back group and aperture and is imaged in a position of the image plane away from the axis of rotational symmetry without being intermediately imaged within a section including the axis of rotational symmetry.. .
Olympus Corporation

new patent

Medical tool with image enhancing features

A medical tool comprises: an elongate shaft comprising a wall and at least one inner core. The shaft is constructed and arranged to perform an image enhancing function selected from the group consisting of: minimize image distortion caused by the medical tool; reduce image scatter caused by the medical tool; reduce image noise caused by the medical tool; reduce image degradation caused by the medical tool; enhance visualization of the medical tool within the medical image; and combinations thereof.
Soundcore Technology, Llc.

new patent

Signal processing apparatus and endoscope system

A first signal processing apparatus, to which a first endoscope apparatus including a first image sensor is detachably attached and communicably connected with a second signal processing apparatus to which a second endoscope apparatus including a second image sensor is attached, the first signal processing apparatus being configured to process a first imaging signal generated by the first image sensor or a second image signal generated by the second image sensor, includes a control unit configured to control a process inside the first signal processing apparatus in accordance with communication with the second signal processing apparatus. The control unit processes the first imaging signal when a first command is received, and when a second command is received, the control unit controls the process inside the first signal processing apparatus to make the process of the second imaging signal to correspond to the second command..
Olympus Corporation

new patent

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging element that outputs a video signal and to which a processor drive clock is input from an external image processor. The imaging apparatus father includes a clock generation circuit and a memory.
Olympus Corporation

new patent

Method and stereo vision system for facilitating the unloading of agricultural material from a vehicle

A spout is operably connected to a transferring material for transferring the agricultural material to the receiving vehicle. An imaging device faces towards the storage portion of the receiving vehicle and collects image data.
Deere & Company

new patent

Systems, devices, and methods for monitoring and assessing characteristics of harvested specialty crops

A device for use in connection with monitoring and assessing characteristics of harvested specialty crops. The device comprises: an imaging sensor configured to capture an image of a set of harvested specialty crops; a depth sensor; processing circuitry configured to generate depth information at least in part by using data obtained by the depth sensor; and a transmitter configured to transmit the image and the depth information to at least one remote computing device via a communication network..
Raptor Maps, Inc.

Automated content selection for groups

Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system and method for selecting media content for a group of persons located at a venue. The system and method identify a plurality of viewers in a vicinity of a venue that has one or more display devices from location data and extracts a content viewing preference of each viewer from their profile data.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

Controlling lens misalignment in an imaging system

An imaging method includes imaging a scene using an imaging system, which includes an array of radiation sensing elements, including first sensing elements with symmetrical angular responses and second sensing elements with asymmetrical angular responses, interspersed among the first sensing elements, and optics configured to focus radiation from the scene onto the array. The method further includes processing first signals output by the first sensing elements in order to identify one or more areas of uniform irradiance on the array, and processing second signals output by the second sensing elements that are located in the identified areas, in order to detect a misalignment of the optics with the array..
Apple Inc.

Double-image projection device

A double-image projection device comprises: a laser projector, a semi-reflection mirror, and an ear canal model. The semi-reflection mirror is located in front of the laser projector; while the laser projector includes an mems (micro-electromechanical system) scanner for projecting scanning light beams, such that the scanning light beams is projected onto an imaging plane as a large image through transmitting through the semi-reflection mirror.
Megaforce Company Limited

Testing 3d imaging systems

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, relating to testing three-dimensional imaging systems. In some implementations, a system includes a mount for a three-dimensional camera, a mount for a calibration target, and a rail to which the mount for the calibration target is coupled.
Google Inc.

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

An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit which acquires a parallax image generated based on a signal of a photoelectric converter among a plurality of photoelectric converters which receive light beams passing through partial pupil regions of an imaging optical system different from each other, and acquires a captured image generated by combining signals of the plurality of photoelectric converters, and an image processing unit which performs correction process so as to reduce a defect included in the parallax image based on the captured image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus and camera

An imaging apparatus including a pixel, a current source, and a signal processing circuit. The pixel outputs signal charge, obtained by imaging, as a pixel signal.
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device is capable of simplifying the pixel structure to reduce the pixel size and capable of suppressing the variation in the characteristics between the pixels when a plurality of output systems is provided. A unit cell includes two pixels.
Sony Corporation

Circuits and techniques for noise control in digital imaging

A regulated supply voltage can be established using switching cycles defined at least in part according to a switching clock period. imaging information can be acquired from an imaging sensor and a discrete-time representation of the imaging information can be received.
Analog Devices, Inc.

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program

A luminance composition unit combines a luminance signal of a visible light component of a pixel signal of a captured image including an invisible light component and the visible light component with the pixel signal. A chroma gain amplifier attenuates a chrominance signal of the visible light component.

Hybrid imaging sensor for structured light object capture

A three dimensional imaging system includes a hybrid imaging sensor with infrared wavelength photoreceptors and visible wavelength photoreceptors integrated in one photoreceptor array. The three dimensional imaging system includes a bandpass filter to filter incoming light before the light is received at the hybrid imaging sensor to reduce crosstalk between the infrared wavelength photoreceptors and visible wavelength photoreceptors.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Imaging apparatus and control method therefor

An imaging apparatus that performs positioning of a plurality of images that has been continuously captured and combines the images comprises an imaging unit; a detection unit configured to detect a difference in position between the images captured by the imaging unit; a drive unit configured to drive a shake correction unit that optically corrects image blur of the image based on the difference in position detected by the detection unit; a coordinate transformation unit configured to perform positioning of the images in which the image blur has been corrected based on the difference in position detected by the detection unit; and an image combining unit configured to combine the images to which the positioning has been performed by the coordinate transformation unit and generate a combined image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Multiple streaming camera navigation interface system

A multiple streaming camera interface system includes a data processor and a network interface that establishes a data link to a streaming server. The streaming server is in communication with one or more camera streams generated by corresponding ones of imaging devices capturing footage from specific locations.
Adtile Technologies Inc.

Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and program

The present invention provides an image processing device, an imaging device, an image processing method, and a program which are capable of accurately correcting blurring caused in first image data of an image using a near-infrared ray as a light source and, accurately performing a point image restoration process on second image data of an image using visible light and a near-infrared ray as a light source. An image processing device according to an aspect of the present invention includes an image input unit, a determination unit that determines whether image data is first image data or second image data, a first restoration processing unit that performs a first restoration process using first restoration filters for performing phase correction and amplitude restoration on the determined first image data, and a second restoration processing unit that performs a second restoration process using second restoration filters for performing amplitude restoration without phase correction on the determined second image data..
Fujifilm Corporation

Image-blur correction apparatus, tilt correction apparatus, controlling image-blur correction apparatus, and controlling tilt correction apparatus

A tilt correction apparatus includes a manipulation unit configured to designate a level of an effect of first tilt correction of an imaging apparatus having an optical axis as a rotary axis and a level of an effect of second tilt correction of the imaging apparatus having an axis orthogonal to the optical axis as a rotary axis, an electronic correction unit configured to execute at least one of the first tilt correction and the second tilt correction by moving an image clipping range set within an imaging screen, and a calculation unit configured to vary a ratio of a first tilt-correctable range and a ratio of a second tilt-correctable range from the electronic correction unit according to the level of the effect of the first tilt correction and the level of the effect of the second tilt correction.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image shake correcting apparatus and its control method, lens barrel, optical equipment, and imaging apparatus

An image shake correcting apparatus in which a first calculating unit calculates a correction coefficient using information corresponding to an angular velocity from a first shake detecting unit and information corresponding to an acceleration output from a second shake detecting unit. A second calculating unit calculates a translational shake correction amount using the correction coefficient and the information corresponding to the angular velocity from the first shake detecting unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Compact wide field-of-view optical imaging method capable of electrically switching to a narrow field of view

An optical system that images a scene at two different fields of view, with switching between fields of view enabled by switchable mirrored surface is disclosed. A voltage change across the switchable mirror element generates a change in the reflection and transmission properties of the element, such that the element switches between a mirror state and a lens state.
United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

Imaging apparatus, imaging mode control method and storage medium

A still image mode for recording still images or a moving image mode for recording moving images is sequentially judged as to whether or not communication with a remote control device has been disconnected (wireless connection status). When the disconnection of the communication with the remote control device is detected, the current imaging mode is automatically switched to an interval imaging mode with its base imaging mode such as a still image mode or a moving image mode being maintained.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus, controlling imaging the same, and storage medium

A system control unit deactivates a self-timer imaging setting in a case where an imaging mode of panning imaging is set, an attitude detection unit has detected a movement of a main body corresponding to the panning imaging, or a panning imaging setting is on.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing apparatus and imaging apparatus

An image processing apparatus includes an image processor, a display unit, an operation unit, and a controller. The image processor combines data of a plurality of images to generate data of a still image deeper in depth of field, the plurality of the images that are generated by shooting an object image while changing a focus position.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus, external apparatus, imaging system, control imaging apparatus, control external apparatus, control imaging system, and program

An imaging apparatus which communicates with an external apparatus via a network, includes an imaging unit; a first image processing unit configured to change, by image processing, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a second image processing unit configured to change, by image processing that is different from the image processing by the first image processing unit, a brightness of a captured image output from the imaging unit; a receiving unit configured to receive, from the external apparatus via the network, a single command in which first image processing information for controlling an operation of the first image processing unit and second image processing information for controlling an operation of the second image processing unit may be described; and a control unit configured to control the first image processing unit and the second image processing unit in accordance with the command received by the receiving unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Transmitting settings in a digital imaging system

An approach is provided to control digital imaging system. In the approach, isolated camera settings pertaining to a first camera body are configured.
International Business Machines Corporation

Transmitting settings in a digital imaging system

An approach is provided to control digital imaging system. In the approach, isolated camera settings pertaining to a first camera body are configured.
International Business Machines Corporation

Telecentric illumination and photographing system for detection of marine microscopic organisms

A telecentric illumination and photographing system for detection of marine microscopic organisms includes an optical path module and an illumination drive module, where the optical path module includes: an led light source, a light homogenizing rod, a decoherence light homogenizing sheet, a diaphragm, a telecentric collimation camera, where a light beam emitted from the diaphragm is incident into a microscopic organism area with uniform illuminance after passing through the telecentric collimation camera; and a telecentric imaging camera, matching the telecentric collimation camera to receive an illumination beam passing through the microscopic organism area and output the illumination beam to an imaging unit, to obtain an imaging result of uniform illuminance. Further, the illumination drive module enables the led light source to work in a stable state in which light emitting intensity is constant, thereby improving current output accuracy..
Graduate School At Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

Image element, processing method, and electronic device

The present technology relates to an imaging element, a processing method, and an electronic device which are capable of reducing deterioration in an image quality of a captured image caused by power fluctuation. A counting unit includes a counting operation unit that performs a counting operation of counting the count value and a dummy operation unit that performs a dummy counting operation at a timing complementary to the counting operation of the counting operation unit.
Sony Corporation

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

A solid-state imaging device includes an si substrate in which a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts visible light incident from a back surface side is formed, and a lower substrate provided under the si substrate and configured to photoelectrically convert infrared light incident from the back surface side.. .
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, an electrode portion, a first substrate connecting portion, an electrostatic protection circuit, and a second substrate connecting portion. A photoelectric conversion element is disposed on the first substrate.
Olympus Corporation

Image sensor, imaging apparatus, and manufacturing image sensor

An image sensor, an imaging apparatus, and a method of manufacturing an image sensor with an improved heat dissipation effect. An image sensor includes a first layer having an imaging function, pixels being arranged in the first layer in at least a first direction, and a second layer joined to the first layer.
Kyocera Corporation

Solid-state imaging element and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging element and an electronic apparatus capable of suppressing color mixing and sensitivity reduction in each of pixels of a solid-state imaging element having a vertical spectral structure. A solid-state imaging element according to a first aspect of the present disclosure is a solid-state imaging element including a vertical spectral structure pixel containing a plurality of photoelectric conversion units stacked in layers.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Particle beam operating a particle optical unit

A method for operating a multi-beam particle optical unit comprises includes providing a first setting of effects of particle-optical components, wherein a particle-optical imaging is characterizable by at least two parameters. The method also includes determining a matrix a, and determining a matrix s.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

Signal processing device, signal processing system, signal processing method, and program

Reduction in reproduction quality is suppressed in an imaging device that images a sound and a moving image. A frame rate converter converts a frame rate of a frame captured outside a predetermined period among a plurality of frames captured at a predetermined frame rate to a low frame rate lower than the predetermined frame rate.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Human body cavity model

A human body cavity model comprises a first cavity and a second cavity. The first cavity includes a first cavity chamber, while a laser projector is disposed a first rear end of the first cavity chamber, and it includes an mems scanner for emitting scanning light beam.
Megaforce Company Limited

Active intruder mitigation system and method

A life safety system for mitigating injuries and fatalities to occupants of a multi-zone structure comprising a plurality of controllers, and coupled to said controller, a plurality of digital imaging devices, a plurality of locking mechanisms, a plurality of dispersion points for the dispersion of at least one dispersible substance, and a plurality of thermostatic members. The life safety system further comprises at least one monitoring location physically removed from at least one of said controllers and from at least one of said dispersion points and from at least one of said locking mechanisms and from at least one of said thermostatic members..
Intrusion Technologies, Llc

Symbol stitching imaging system

Systems and methods to reduce the overlap areas of the fields of view of multiple cameras when reading symbols (e.g., barcode symbols, text) disposed on moving objects using an imaging system which includes an array of cameras. Each of a plurality of cameras may have a field of view directed toward objects positioned on a conveyor which moves the objects in a longitudinal direction, and the field of view of each of the plurality of cameras may overlap with the field of view of at least one other camera in the plurality of cameras in one or both of the longitudinal direction and a lateral direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction..
Datalogic Ip Tech, S.r.l.

Digital image remapping

The present invention relates to production of 2d digital images suitable for use in medical imaging. The invention particularly relates to remapping x-ray images taken from a first viewpoint so that they present the same image as seen from a second viewpoint.
Cydar Limited

A the reconstruction of quantitative iodine maps using energy resolved tomography

An image processing system (ips) and related method for image reconstruction operations, in particular for spectral computed tomography imaging. The image reconstruction operation is based on optimizing a regularized objective or cost function.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Motion estimation method and apparatus

A medical imaging data processing apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to: obtain a first data set representative of at least some measurements of a measurement volume obtained by rotation of a medical scanner relative to the measurement volume during a first scanning time period; obtain a second data set representative of at least some measurements of the measurement volume obtained by rotation of the medical scanner relative to the measurement volume during a second scanning time period that overlaps the first scanning time period; and perform a procedure to obtain an estimate of motion between the first scanning time period and second scanning time period based on the first data set and second data set; wherein the obtaining is such as to exclude from the first data set and from the second data set at least some of the data representative of said measurements obtained during an overlap between the first scanning time period and second scanning time period; and wherein a data set representative of measurements obtained during at least one of the first scanning time period and second scanning time period is suitable for use in reconstructing a medical imaging data set representative of at least part of the measurement volume.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Remote detecting and tracking of objects

The presently disclosed subject matter includes a method and system configured for enabling using a high resolution imaging assembly for surveying large areas as well as for tracking objects within the surveyed area, notwithstanding the bandwidth limitation of the communication link.. .
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Method for determining the offset between the central and optical axes of an endoscope

Disclosed is a method for determining the offset or misalignment between the central or rotational axis and the optical axis of a rigid endoscope or a similar imaging device including a rigid body having an outer casing cylindrically-shaped in the direction of the optical axis, or including at least one segment having a rigid end with such a casing. The method includes taking a plurality of images with a field of view limited by a contour, the positioning of which relative to the central axis is, for each image, physically defined and specific, a relative angular rotation between the contour and the endoscope taking place between two successive images, and of determining a point or a pixel in the successively acquired images whose position remains unchanged, the point corresponding to the projection in the image plane of the central or rotational axis of the rigid body of the endoscope..
Institut Hospitalo-universitaire De Chirurgie Mini-invasive Guidee Par L'image

System and methods for calibration of an array camera

Systems and methods for calibrating an array camera are disclosed. Systems and methods for calibrating an array camera in accordance with embodiments of this invention include the detecting of defects in the imaging components of the array camera and determining whether the detected defects may be tolerated by image processing algorithms.
Fotonation Cayman Limited

Image processing device, image processing method, and computer program product thereon

An image processing device includes at least one processor having hardware. The processor is configured to implement analyzing, in an intraductal image which is an image of inside of a duct, an intraductal imaging situation based on a position of a subject relative to a part that captures an image of the subject.
Olympus Corporation

Method and device for examining or imaging an interior surface of a cavity

A method for examining an interior surface of a cavity includes the steps of capturing partial images of an interior surface of a cavity; joining the captured partial images to form a complete image of said interior surface of the cavity; and providing an warning if the joined partial images does not form a complete image of said interior surface of the cavity.. .
Avantis Medical Systems, Inc.

Method, system and quantitative surgical image registration

A method in a computing device for quantitative surgical image registration includes: prior to a surgical procedure, obtaining, using a first imaging modality, a preoperative image of patient tissue and a plurality of preoperative measurements of a material property of the patient tissue. The preoperative measurements correspond to respective points in the preoperative image.

Mobile processing device system for patient monitoring data acquisition

A mobile processing device system for patient monitoring data acquisition includes a repository of information. The information associates a particular patient monitoring device type for displaying a particular patient parameter with a particular text label identifying the particular patient parameter.
Cerner Innovation, Inc.

Method and system for automatic tube current modulation

A method for generating a modulation tube current waveform acquires reflectance images of a subject and generates a surface contour characterization of the subject according to the reflectance images. The surface contour is registered to the imaged field of view.
Carestream Health, Inc.

System and integrated laser scanning and signal processing

There is provided systems and methods for laser scanning of one or more surfaces; in a particular embodiment, laser scanning of concrete. The system includes: at least one laser scanning module for acquiring imaging data comprising one or more distance measurements between the laser scanning module and each of the surfaces, according to a laser scanning modality; and a computing module, including one or more processors, in communication with the laser scanning module, for: aggregating the imaging data; processing and denoising the imaging data; and determining the presence or absence of a condition on each of the surfaces based on the imaging data..
Sightline Innovation Inc.

Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and image processing program

An image processing device and an image processing method capable of satisfactorily performing a point image restoration process of a visible light image and a point image restoration process of a near-infrared light image are provided. A point image restoration process is performed on luminance data y indicating a visible light image and ir data indicating a near-infrared light image using a first point image restoration filter based on a first point spread function with respect to visible light of an optical system and a second point image restoration filter based on a second point spread function with respect to near-infrared light of the optical system.
Fujifilm Corporation

Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and image processing program

In a case where ir data of a near-infrared light image is data in which a visible light component and a near-infrared light component coexist, a point image restoration process is performed on the ir data using a first point image restoration filter based on a first point spread function for visible light of the optical system and a second point image restoration filter based on a second point spread function for near-infrared light of the optical system. An appropriate point image restoration process is performed on the ir data that is captured in a time zone of twilight or dawn by performing weighted averaging on a point image restoration process using the first point image restoration filter and a point image restoration process using the second point image restoration filter using a first gain α and a second gain β according to a light amount ratio between visible light and near-infrared light at the time of capturing the ir data..
Fujifilm Corporation

Image processing device, imaging device, image processing method, and program

The present invention provides an image processing device, an imaging device, an image processing method, and a program capable of effectively performing a point image restoration process on a visible light image and a near-infrared ray image, and improving accuracy of a point image restoration process. An image processing device according to an aspect of the present invention includes an image input unit that receives first image data indicating a visible light image imaged with sensitivity to a visible light wavelength band by using an optical system and second image data indicating a near-infrared ray image imaged with sensitivity to a near-infrared ray wavelength band by using the optical system, a first restoration processing unit that performs a first restoration process of performing phase correction and amplitude restoration on the first image data, and a second restoration processing unit that performs a second restoration process of performing amplitude restoration without phase correction on the second image data..
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging device, imaging module, electronic device, and imaging system

An imaging device connected to a neural network is provided. An imaging device having a neuron in a neural network includes a plurality of first pixels, a first circuit, a second circuit, and a third circuit.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus and method, operation apparatus and method, and program and recording medium

A luminance variation (di) pertaining to each pixel is calculated (21) using a plurality of captured images obtained by image capturing under different illumination conditions, a texture variation (df) pertaining to each pixel is calculated (22) using a plurality of captured images obtained by image capturing at different time points, and a subject region is extracted (23) based on the luminance variation (di) and the texture variation (df). A variation in the texture feature (f) pertaining to each pixel between the images is calculated as the texture variation (df).
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Glare reduction

A system and method are provided for actively illuminating and capturing images of an object, such as a driver of a vehicle to reduce glare. The system includes a video imaging camera orientated to generate images of the subject object (e.g., eye(s)) in successive video frames.
Seeing Machines Limited

Detecting device, detecting method, and program

To detect a distant object that may become an obstacle to a traveling destination of a moving vehicle or the like more accurately than the conventional, there is provided a detecting device, a program used in the detecting device, and a detecting method using the detecting device, where the detecting device includes: an acquisition section for acquiring two or more images captured in two or more imaging devices provided at different heights; and a detection section for detecting a rising portion of an identical object toward the imaging devices based on a difference between the lengths of the identical object in the height direction in the two or more images.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Image determining device to determine the state of a subject

To determine the state of a subject person with a simple structure, an image determining device includes: an imaging unit that captures an image from a first direction, the image including the subject person; a first detector that detects size information from the image, the size information being about the subject person in the first direction; a second detector that detects position-related information, the position-related information being different from the information detected by the first detector; and a determining unit that determines the state of the subject person, based on a result of the detection performed by the first detector and a result of the detection performed by the second detector.. .
Nikon Corporation

Combination dental imaging system and dental practice management and charting system with a bi-directional communication interface

A combination dental imaging system and dental practice management and charting system includes a dental imaging device, a dental practice management and charting system and a bi-directional communication interface which couples the dental imaging system to the dental practice management and charting system. The combination dental imaging system and dental practice management and charting system also includes a code generator, a translator and a correlator.

Coordinate detection apparatus, electronic blackboard, image display system, and coordinate detection method

A coordinate detection apparatus for detecting coordinates of a light-emitting pointer and a non-light-emitting pointer on a display surface, includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image of at least one of the light-emitting pointer and the non-light-emitting pointer in a predetermined range from the display surface; and a detection unit configured to detect a quantity of light generated by the light-emitting pointer emitting light in the predetermined range so as to detect the coordinates of the light-emitting pointer, and to detect a quantity of light emitted on the display surface and cut off by the non-light-emitting pointer in the predetermined range so as to detect the coordinates of the non-light-emitting pointer.. .

Automatic radiology reading session detection

A system and method selects a user interface. The method is performed by an imaging device including a gaze tracker.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Midair tethering of an unmanned aerial vehicle with a docking station

Unmanned aerial vehicle docking systems and methods are presented herein. A uav may hover in a hovering position above a docking pad of the uav docking system based on positioning measurements.
Echostar Technologies L.l.c.

Projection exposure system for microlithography and monitoring a lateral imaging stability

A projection exposure system (10) for microlithography includes projection optics (12) configured to image mask structures into a substrate plane (16), an input diffraction element (28) configured to convert irradiated measurement radiation (21) into at least two test waves (30) directed onto the projection optics (12) with differing propagation directions, a detection diffraction element (34; 28) disposed in the optical path of the test waves (30) after they have passed through the projection optics (12) and configured to produce a detection beam (36) from the test waves (30) which has a mixture of radiation portions of both test waves (30), a photo detector (38) disposed in the optical path of the detection beam (36) configured to record the radiation intensity of the detection beam (36), time resolved, and an evaluation unit configured to determine the lateral imaging stability of the projection optics (12) from the radiation intensity recorded.. .
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

Optical magnifying combination lens, head-mounted optical display system and virtual reality display device

An optical magnifying combination lens, a head-mounted optical display system and a virtual reality display device are provided, wherein the optical magnifying combination lens is for utilization in a head-mounted virtual reality display device, comprising: a central area (a) and a peripheral area (b), wherein the central area (a) is a convex lens or a combination convex lens, and the peripheral area (b) is a focusing thin optical element; the central area (a) corresponds to main visual field imaging, and the peripheral area (b) corresponds to peripheral visual field imaging. The optical magnifying combination lens guarantees center image quality and enlarges edge view of human eyes, so as to enhance user immersion feelings..
Idealens Technology (chengdu) Co., Ltd.

Apparatus and methods to generate images and display data using optical device

Apparatus and methods are disclosed to share images observed through an optical device and display data through the optical device. An input/output device may be positioned in an optical path of the optical device.
Viuw, Inc.

Microscope for the spherically corrected imaging of three-dimensional objects

The invention relates to a system for spherically correcting imaging of a three-dimensional object, comprising a microscope comprising an immersion medium and an embedding medium for holding the three-dimensional object separated from the immersion medium of the microscope by a boundary surface or a cover slip. According to the invention, the thickness (Δs) of the immersion medium and the position (Δs′) of the primary intermediate image of the three-dimensional object can be variably modified..
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

Panoramic stereoscopic imaging systems

An optical system for panoramic stereoscopic imaging can include an outer reflector and an inner reflector, which can both be configured to reflect light to a camera. The outer reflector can include striations or other reflection elements to turn the light that is reflected to the camera such that first and second light rays that are parallel and offset from each other (e.g., suitable for stereoscopic 3d viewing) can be reflected by the respective outer and inner reflectors to the camera.
Arkive Corporation

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 module and mobile terminal

An imaging lens module includes an imaging lens assembly and a first optical component. The imaging lens assembly has an optical axis and includes a lens element.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens and camera module having same

An embodiment provides an imaging lens comprising first to fourth lenses that are sequentially arranged from an object side towards an image side and satisfying mathematical formula 1, wherein the first lens has negative refractive power, the second lens and the third lens have positive refractive power, and the fourth lens has negative refractive power. −40.0<r1+r2<−20.0 where r1 is the curvature radius of the object side surface of the first lens, and r2 is the curvature radius of the image side surface of the first lens..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Lens barrel and imaging device

A number of lenses are provided in a lens barrel along the optical axis direction, and two lenses, among the multiple lenses, are structured so that their inclination can be adjusted independently. Tilt adjustments for a lens frame of one lens, which is arranged on the opening side of the lens barrel in the optical axis direction, can be made through an opening of the lens barrel.
Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.

Lens assembly with light blocking member and imaging lens including the same

A light blocking member includes a first surface, a second surface, an outside surface and an inside surface. The first surface includes a first asymmetric opening.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Seismic source installation/anchoring system and method

A vehicle hitch or tow bar can be used as an attachment point to a vehicle to provide weight to a seismic source system which includes at least one vibratory seismic source mounted to a shaft of pole and a mechanism for raising and/or lowering the shaft or pole for use in coupling a seismic source to the earth in conjunction with acoustic receivers for determining the lithology and for acoustic imaging of the subsurface of the earth.. .
Greenpowerusa Inc

Methods for optimizing imaging technique parameters for photon-counting computed tomography

Described here are systems and methods for optimization techniques for automatically selecting x-ray beam spectra, energy threshold, energy bin settings, and other imaging technique parameters for photon-counting detector computed tomography (“pcct”). The techniques described here are generally based on subject or object size, material of interest, and location of the target material.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Positron-emission tomography detector systems based on low-density liquid scintillators and precise time-resolving photodetectors

Tof-pet detector systems, and methods for imaging photon-emitting samples using the detector systems, are provided. The tof-pet detector systems use large-area photodetectors with extremely high time-resolution and an approach to data collection and analysis that allows for the use of inexpensive low-density scintillator materials.
Brookhaven Science Associates, Llc

Apparatus, sparse detector

An apparatus, system, and method involving one or more sparse detectors are provided. A sparse detector may include an array of scintillator crystals generating scintillation in response to radiation and an array of photodetectors generating an electrical signal in response to the scintillation.
Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Ultrasound imaging flow vector velocity estimation with directional transverse oscillation

An ultrasound imaging system (100) includes a transducer array (102) with plurality of transducer elements (200) configured to transmit an ultrasound signal and receive echoes. Transmit circuitry (104) is configured to excite the transducer elements to transmit the ultrasound signal along a propagation direction.
B-k Medical Aps

Clutter suppression in ultrasonic imaging systems

Methods of ultrasound imaging, some of which comprise: generating one or more transmit beams, wherein the boresight of each of the transmit beams points to a direction associated with a target region generating one or more receive beams using a probe (26) comprising a transducer array (30); for each receive beam or group of receive beams, sampling the received signal one or more times, wherein each sample is associated with a certain volume within the target region (“volume-gate”), and wherein multiple space-dependent samples are taken over the probe for each volume-gate; and processing the space-dependent samples, said processing comprising: applying beamforming sample alignment such that each space-dependent sample associated with a volume-gate is aligned; for each aligned volume-gate, computing one or more clutter suppression features, wherein a clutter suppression feature is dependent on the signal variability of the space-dependent samples; for each aligned volume-gate, computing a metric value wherein the metric value depends on values of one or more of the one or more clutter suppression features for the aligned volume-gate, and performing a beamforming summation step in accordance with the metric value.. .
Crystalview Medical Imaging Limited

Single spad array ranging system

One or more embodiments are directed to imaging devices and methods for determining a distance to a target object utilizing a single sensor array. One embodiment is directed to an imaging device that includes a light-emitting device, a driving circuit, a return single-photon avalanche diode (spad) array and readout circuitry.
Stmicroelectronics (research & Development) Limited

System and acquiring both t2*-weighted and t1-weighted data in a single acquisition using a single dose of contrast agent

Described here are systems and methods for obtaining measurements of both tissue perfusion and permeability with a magnetic resonance imaging (“mri”) system after the administration of a single dose of contrast agent. To this end, the mri system is directed to acquire t2-weighted or t2*-weighted data, during which the acquired signal values are monitored for a trigger event.
Northwestern University

Noise suppression methods and apparatus

According to some aspects, a method of suppressing noise in an environment of a magnetic resonance imaging system is provided. The method comprising estimating a transfer function based on multiple calibration measurements obtained from the environment by at least one primary coil and at least one auxiliary sensor, respectively, estimating noise present in a magnetic resonance signal received by the at least one primary coil based at least in part on the transfer function, and suppressing noise in the magnetic resonance signal using the noise estimate..
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Magnetic resonance t2 preparatory pulses for magnetic field inhomogeneity robustness and contrast optimization

Methods and systems to obtain and apply t2 preparatory radiofrequency (rf) pulse sequences for magnetic resonance imaging (mri) are provided. The iterative methods may employ propagation of the magnetization state of the object being imaged and a comparison with a target magnetization state.
General Electric Company

Means and magnetic resonance imaging of samples and processes at high temperatures and high pressures

Mri/nmr systems, devices and modules thereof for t1/t2 analysis; ft spectroscopy; cw spectroscopy and 2d/3d imaging of samples, process and reactions at high temperatures and/or high pressures, comprising active and/or passive thermal insulating means as described in the description and figures.. .
Aspect Imaging Ltd.

Gas-filled structures and related compositions, methods and systems for magnetic resonance imaging

Gas vesicle protein structures and related compositions, methods, and systems for singleplexed and/or multiplexed magnetic resonance imaging of a target site alone or in combination with ultrasound are described, in which the gas vesicle protein structures provide contrast for the imaging.. .
California Institute Of Technology

Autonomously mobile backscatter detection apparatus and method, and positioning the apparatus

An autonomously mobile backscatter detection apparatus and method is disclosed. In one aspect, the apparatus includes a mobile platform configured to move freely in a horizontal plane.
Nuctech Company Limited

Method and system for reconstructing 3-dimensional images from spatially and temporally overlapping x-rays

An x-ray imaging system and method for reconstructing three-dimensional images of a region of interest from spatially and temporally overlapping x-rays using novel reconstruction techniques.. .
Adaptix Ltd.

Surface defect inspection with large particle monitoring and laser power control

Methods and systems for reducing illumination intensity while scanning over large particles are presented herein. A surface inspection system determines the presence of a large particle in the inspection path of a primary measurement spot using a separate leading measurement spot.
Kla-tencor Corporation

Double light path molecule image navigation system with switchable field of view and imaging method

A dual-mode optical molecular imaging navigation apparatus with a switchable field of view, and an imaging method thereof, are provided in the embodiments of the disclosure, the apparatus including: a camera module configured to perform a color imaging and a fluorescence imaging; a switching module configured to switch between an open imaging mode and an endoscopic imaging mode as per imaging requirements; an open imaging module configured to perform observation and imaging with a large field of view; an endoscopic imaging module configured to perform observation and imaging with a deep field of view; a data processing module configured to provide a camera control software and image capturing, processing and display method; and a support module configured to support and connect the navigation apparatus.. .
Institute Of Automation, Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Nanoplasmonic imaging technique for the spatio-temporal mapping of single cell secretions in real time

A label-free method for the spatio-temporal mapping of protein secretions from individual cells in real time by using a chip for localized surface plasmon resonance (lspr) imaging. The chip is a glass coverslip compatible for use in a standard microscope having at least one array of functionalized plasmonic nanostructures patterned onto it.
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Virtual testing model for use in simulated aerodynamic testing

A method for developing a virtual testing model of a subject for use in simulated aerodynamic testing comprises providing a computer generated generic 3d mesh of the subject, identifying a dimension of the subject and at least one reference point on the subject, imaging the subject to develop point cloud data representing at least the subject's outer surface and adapting the generic 3d mesh to the subject. The generic 3d mesh is adapted by modifying it to have a corresponding dimension and at least one corresponding reference point, and applying at least a portion of the point cloud data from the imaged subject's outer surface at selected locations to scale the generic 3d mesh to correspond to the subject, thereby developing the virtual testing model specific to the subject..

Data processing system

An object is to provide a novel data processing system. The data processing system includes a portable terminal, a network, a server, and a database.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Object detection device

The purpose of the present invention is to provide an object detection device conducive to carrying out control in an appropriate manner according to the surrounding environment, with consideration to the accuracy of locations of detected objects. The device is characterized by being provided with: a parallax information generation unit for generating parallax information from a plurality of parallax images acquired from a plurality of imaging units; an object detection unit for detecting objects contained in the parallax images; a location information generation unit for generating location information about the objects, on the basis of the parallax information; and a location accuracy information generation unit for generating location accuracy information pertaining to the accuracy of the location information, on the basis of the condition of generation of the parallax information..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Determination assistance device, determination assistance method, and program

A determination assistance device includes an infrared image acquirer that acquires an infrared image by imaging an area including an air outlet of an air conditioner, a communicator that communicates with the air conditioner, an inputter that accepts data inputs, imaging switch operations, and the like performed by user, a display that displays image data and the like, a controller that controls overall operations of the determination assistance, and a storage that stores various data, a program, and the like. A display controller of the controller displays on the display the infrared image and whether or not abnormality, determined by the infrared image, is present in the air conditioner..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation





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