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X-ray imaging controlling the same
An x-ray imaging apparatus includes an image comparator configured to compare a first frame image obtained by scanning an object at a particular point of time, and one or more second frame images obtained by scanning the object before the particular point of time, and an image restorer configured to restore a background region of the first frame image based on a result of the comparison between the first frame image and the one or more second frame images.. .
Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.


Sony Corporation
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Fujifilm Corporation
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Seiko Epson Corporation
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Methods and apparatus to detect people
Example apparatus disclosed herein include processor circuitry and memory including machine executable instructions which, when executed, cause the processor circuitry to generate a first presence indication based on a threshold number of portions of an image including a first human pulse waveform. The example instructions, when executed, also cause the processor circuitry to identify a first location associated with a face in the image based on thermal imaging data, and adjust a first count based on a comparison of the first location associated with the face and a second location associated with the first presence indication..
The Nielsen Company (us), Llc


System and three dimensional imaging
A system for three dimensional imaging includes: a light source; a modulator connected with the light source and configured to modulate output of the light source with a frequency sweep signal; an optical circuitry connected to the light source; a light sensor circuitry connected with the optical circuitry and configured to sense optical output of the optical circuitry and convert the optical output into a plurality of electrical signals; and a signal processing circuit connected with the light sensor circuitry and configured to extract 3d information of the object from the electrical signals. A mobile phone having the system and a method for three dimensional imaging are also provided..

Flicker-free remoting support for server-rendered stereoscopic imaging
A system includes a memory, one or more processors, a guest virtual machine, a hypervisor, and a client. The hypervisor receives, from the client, a first notification of stereoscopic capability.
Red Hat Israel, Ltd.


Satellite imaging system with edge processing
In one embodiment, a satellite imaging system with edge processing includes, but is not limited to, at least one first imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a first field of view; at least one second imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a second field of view that is proximate to and larger than a size of the first field of view; and a hub processing unit linked to the at least one first imaging unit and the at least one second imaging unit.. .
Elwha Llc


Solid-state imaging device
A solid-state imaging device includes n first photoelectric conversion elements configured to photoelectrically convert incident light, n first reading circuits configured to output corresponding first pixel signals, m second photoelectric conversion elements configured to photoelectrically convert incident light, m second reading circuits configured to sequentially output corresponding second pixel signals, and a reading control circuit, wherein each of the second reading circuits includes a detection circuit configured to output an event signal when a change in a second charge signal is detected and a pixel signal generation circuit configured to add address information to an event signal, and the reading control circuit causes the first pixel signal to be output by determining a reading region corresponding to address information, and n and m are natural numbers greater than or equal to 2.. .
Olympus Corporation


Solid-state imaging device and producing the same, and electronic apparatus
Provided is a solid-state imaging device including: an effective pixel region of a substrate, effective pixels being arranged in the effective pixel region; an interconnection region around the effective pixel region, electrodes or interconnects being provided in the interconnection region; a peripheral region outside the interconnection region; and a film formed on the substrate. A cross-sectional height of the film in the effective pixel region is smaller than a cross-sectional height of the film in the interconnection region, and a cross-sectional height of the film in the peripheral region and a cross-sectional height of the film in at least a portion of a middle region between the effective pixel region and the interconnection region, the portion being closer to the interconnection region, are between the cross-sectional height of the film in the effective pixel region and the cross-sectional height of the film in the interconnection region..
Sony Corporation


Imaging device and electronic apparatus

An upper substrate and a lower substrate are stacked. A pixel and a comparing unit that compares the voltage of a signal from the pixel with the ramp voltage are provided on the upper substrate, the ramp voltage varying with time.

Imaging apparatus and image synthesis method

Imaging apparatus includes imaging unit that captures a subject image while changing an in-focus position to generate a plurality of pieces of image data, image processor that synthesizes the plurality of pieces of image data generated by the imaging unit to generate still image data having a deeper depth of field than a depth of field of each of the plurality of pieces of image data, and controller that controls the image processor. Controller causes image processor to detect a main subject from an image indicated by one image data in the plurality of pieces of image data, determine a range for synthesizing the plurality of pieces of image data based on a position of the detected main subject, and synthesize pieces of image data focused within the determined range to generate the still image data..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus including image sensor, optical system, control circuit, and signal processing circuit

An imaging apparatus includes an image sensor, an optical system, a control circuit, and a signal processing circuit. The image sensor includes a light-shielding film in which light-transmitting regions and light-shielding regions are alternately arranged in at least a first direction within a plane, a photodetector disposed opposite the light-shielding film, and an optically-coupled layer disposed between the light-shielding film and the photodetector.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Solid-state imaging device

A plurality of pixels of a solid-state imaging device include: a photoelectric converter which receives light from an object and converts the light into charge; a plurality of readers which read the charge from the photoelectric converter; a plurality of charge accumulators each of which accumulates the charge of the photoelectric converter read from the plurality of readers; and a transfer controller which performs a transfer control including controlling whether the charge accumulated in one of the plurality of charge accumulators is transferred or blocked from being transferred to another one of the plurality of charge accumulators. The transfer controller is disposed between the plurality of charge accumulators..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Structured illumination system for increased dynamic range in quantitative imaging

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for the measurement of signal intensity across a large dynamic range. The systems disclosed herein employ an iterative image collection strategy that utilizes structured illumination to achieve greater than 1,000,000-fold dynamic range measurements, representing a dramatic improvement over the prior art..
Carnegie Mellon University

Imaging module and electronic device

An imaging module and an electronic device including the imaging module are provided. The imaging module includes a flexible printed circuit board and an imaging unit including two cameras arranged side by side and connected to the flexible printed circuit board.
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.

Wearable camera

A wearable camera includes a casing that hoses an imaging unit and includes a front surface in which a lens is exposed, and a rear surface in a direction along a vertical surface serving as a surface on a mounting side, an attachment surface that is formed on the rear surface and on which a casing holding member is detachably attached without screwing, and a protrusion that comes in contact with a magnet protruding from the casing near an upper end of the attachment surface and attached to the attachment surface to restrict downward movement of the casing with respect to the magnet.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Magnetic keys having a plurality of magnetic plates

Magnetic keys having a plurality of magnetic plates are disclosed. The location and orientation of the magnetic plates are controlled to generate magnetic fields that are of sufficient strength to be reliably read and sufficient complexity to be difficult to counterfeit.
Lexmark International, Inc.

Encryption and decryption of visible codes for real time augmented reality views

A method of decrypting an encrypted message. The method comprises storing a wearer decryption code in a memory of a wearable mobile device having a head-worn augmented display which generates an augmented reality view for a wearer of the wearable mobile device, capturing using the wearable mobile device a video sequence including at least one frame imaging a visible code using an image sensor of the wearable mobile device, processing the video sequence to identify the visible code, decrypting the visible code using the wearer decryption code to create an decrypted content, and presenting the decrypted content on top of at least some of the visible code in the augmented reality view..

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging device including: a laminated semiconductor chip configured to be obtained by bonding two or more semiconductor chip sections to each other and be obtained by bonding at least a first semiconductor chip section in which a pixel array and a multilayer wiring layer are formed and a second semiconductor chip section in which a logic circuit and a multilayer wiring layer are formed to each other in such a manner that the multilayer wiring layers are opposed to each other and are electrically connected to each other; and a light blocking layer configured to be formed by an electrically-conductive film of the same layer as a layer of a connected interconnect of one or both of the first and second semiconductor chip sections near bonding between the first and second semiconductor chip sections. The solid-state imaging device is a back-illuminated solid-state imaging device..
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate, a second substrate, a plurality of first connectors, and a plurality of second connectors. The plurality of first connectors are configured to transmit a first signal.
Olympus Corporation

Semiconductor device, electronic device, and manufacturing method

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor device, an electronic device, and a manufacturing method that can maintain the mounting reliability of an underfill. A chip is formed by a circuit of an imaging element being produced on a si substrate that is a first substrate and a second substrate being produced on an adhesive formed on the circuit.
Sony Corporation

Imaging device, manufacturing method, and electronic device

There is provided an imaging device including: a first semiconductor substrate (21) having a first region (22, r11) that includes a photoelectric conversion section (67) and a via portion (51), a second region (r12) adjacent to the first region, a connection portion (53, 84, 85) disposed at the second region, and a second semiconductor substrate (81), wherein the connection portion electrically couples the first semiconductor substrate to the second semiconductor substrate in a stacked configuration, and wherein a width of the connection portion is greater than a width of the via portion.. .
Sony Corporation

Imaging device

An imaging device includes: a modulator with a first pantoscopic grating pattern, which is configured to modulate light intensity by passage through the first pantoscopic grating pattern; an image sensor configured to convert light passing through the modulator, to image data, and output the image data; and an image processing unit configured to conduct image processing of restoring an image with the use of the image date output from the image sensor, and the imaging device is characterized in that: the first pantoscopic grating pattern is configured to include multiple basic patterns; and each of the basic patterns has the shape of a concentric circle.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.

Image sensor and electronic device

The present technology relates to an image sensor and an electronic device capable of performing imaging in which mixed color is reduced. Photoelectric conversion layers including photoelectric conversion units separated in units of pixels are stacked in two or more layers, the image sensor is configured to include a state in which light incident on one pixel in a first photoelectric conversion layer closer to an optical lens is received by the photoelectric conversion unit in a second photoelectric conversion layer distant from the optical lens, the image sensor includes a light-shielding layer configured to shield light transmitted through the first photoelectric conversion layer, between the first photoelectric conversion layer and the second photoelectric conversion layer, the light-shielding layer has an opening to transmit the light from the first photoelectric conversion layer to the second photoelectric conversion layer, and the openings are made to be asymmetric with respect to the pixel in the first photoelectric conversion layer.
Sony Corporation

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

Image plane phase difference pixels that can handle incident light at two or more chief ray angles are realized. A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel, the pixel including a microlens that condenses light from a subject, a photoelectric conversion unit that receives the subject light condensed by the microlens to generate an electrical signal according to an amount of received light, and a light shielding portion provided between the photoelectric conversion unit and the microlens.
Sony Corporation

Electronic component and imaging device

To provide an imaging device and an electronic component for the imaging device that are capable of achieving both electromagnetic wave shielding and heat radiation. An external connection connector of a rear housing includes a resin holding portion, and the holding portion includes a case portion connection portion that holds a metal case portion, and a shielding member connection portion that holds a metal shielding member.
Iriso Electronics Co., Ltd.

Solid-state imaging apparatus and electronic device

Disclosed herein is a solid-state imaging apparatus including: a semiconductor base; a photodiode created on the semiconductor base and used for carrying out photoelectric conversion; a pixel section provided with pixels each having the photodiode; a first wire created by being electrically connected to the semiconductor base for the pixel section through a contact section and being extended in a first direction to the outside of the pixel section; a second wire made from a wiring layer different from the first wire and created by being extended in a second direction different from the first direction to the outside of the pixel section; and a contact section for electrically connecting the first and second wires to each other.. .
Sony Corporation

Imaging device including unit pixel cell

An imaging device includes a unit pixel cell including: a photoelectric converter that generates a signal charge through photoelectric conversion of incident light, and a signal detection circuit that detects an electric signal according to an amount of the signal charge, wherein the signal detection circuit includes: a first transistor that amplifies the electric signal, a gate of the first transistor being connected to the photoelectric converter, a second transistor having a source and a drain, one of the source and the drain being connected to the photoelectric converter, and a first capacitor having a first end and a second end, the first end being connected to the other of the source and the drain of the second transistor, the second end being connected to a first voltage source.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Method and alignment of optical and charged-particle beams in an electron microscope

Apparatus and methods for the alignment of a charged-particle beam with an optical beam within a charged-particle beam microscope, and to the focusing of the optical beam are disclosed. An embodiment includes a charged-particle beam microscope having one or more charged-particle beams, such as an electron beam, and one or more optical beams provided by an optical-beam accessory that is mounted in or on the charged-particle beam microscope.
Waviks, Inc.

Driving techniques for phased-array systems

Various techniques for driving phased array systems are described, specifically intended for acoustic phased arrays with applications to mid-air haptics, parametric audio, acoustic levitation and acoustic imaging, including a system: 1) that is capable of mitigating the effect of the changes in the air to provide a consistent haptic experience; 2) that produces trap points in air; 3) that defines phased-array optimization in terms of vectors for the production of more consistent haptic effects; 4) that defines one or more control points or regions in space via a controlled acoustic field; 5) that uses a reduced representation method for the construction of acoustic basis functions; 6) that performs efficient evaluation of complex-valued functions for a large quantity of throughput; 7) that generates a krylov sub-space of a matrix; and 8) that maximizes an objective described by different control points and/or regions to those used to create the acoustic basis functions.. .
Ultrahaptics Ip Ltd

Drone alerting and reporting system

A system and method to alter pilots of the presence of drone aircraft and to document or report errant drone flight operations, in particular to alert and report drone aircraft which may present a hazard to a piloted aircraft and/or are operating outside governing regulations. In one embodiment, the system comprises a surveillance subsystem configured to identify a drone operating in an airspace adjacent the aircraft; an imaging subsystem configured to acquire at least one image of the drone; a triggering subsystem interconnected with the surveillance subsystem and configured to activate the imaging subsystem; a navigational subsystem configured to provide aircraft state data associated with the at least one image; and a communication subsystem configured to transmit the at least one image and the associated aircraft state data to a receiving station; wherein the at least one image and the associated aircraft state data are transmitted to the receiving station..

Graphics renderer and rendering 3d scene in computer graphics using object pointers and depth values

An apparatus and a method for generating 3-dimensional computer graphic images. The image is first sub-divided into a plurality of rectangular areas.
Imagination Technologies Limited

Intra-sensor relative positioning

An example system for determining relative position information includes a plurality of positioning devices for determining relative position data within a three-dimensional space, each positioning device having a line of sight. The relative position data determined via each positioning device includes relative position data with respect to the positioning device for each other positioning device within its line of sight.
The Boeing Company

Advanced lensless light-field imaging enabling a wide range of entirely new applications

Continuing a sequence of lensless light-field imaging camera patents beginning 1999, the present invention adds light-use efficiency, predictive-model design, distance-parameterized interpolation, computational efficiency, arbitrary shaped surface-of-focus, angular diversity/redundancy, distributed image sensing, plasmon surface propagation, and other fundamentally enabling features. Embodiments can be fabricated entirely by printing, transparent/semi-transparent, layered, of arbitrary size/curvature, flexible/bendable, emit light, focus and self-illuminate at zero-separation distance between (planar or curved) sensing and observed surfaces, robust against damage/occulation, implement color sensing without use of filters or diffraction, overlay on provided surfaces, provided color and enhanced multi-wavelength color sensing, wavelength-selective imaging of near-infrared/near-ultraviolet, and comprise many other fundamentally enabling features.

Device and processing computer tomography imaging data

The invention relates to a device for processing ct imaging data, comprising a processing unit, which is configured to receive a plurality of sets of ct imaging data recorded at different imaging positions and at different points in time. Furthermore, the processing device is configured to provide a plurality of auxiliary sets of ct imaging data, each auxiliary set of ct imaging data comprising processed image data allocated to spatial positions inside a respective spatial section of the object space, wherein a given one of the spatial sections contains those spatial positions which are covered by those sets of ct imaging data acquired at a respective one of the imaging positions, and to generate the processed image data for a given spatial position using those of the sets of ct imaging data acquired at the respective one of the imaging positions..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Methods and systems for registering multiple dental imageries

A method for registering imageries of a tooth includes integrating imageries to roughly register two imageries. The method includes cross-sectioning the imageries through the tooth and moving one imagery relative to another one.
Ormco Corporation

Method and motion tracking of an object and acquisition of three-dimensional data over large areas

A multi-dimensional solution directed to employment of a low-resolution motion tracking technique to estimate a homogeneous transformation matrix that is further adapted to accurately characterize movement/motion between successive positions of an object through time. Low-resolution tracking is first used to estimate a homogeneous transformation matrix that describes the motion between successive positions of an object as that object moves over time.
Seikowave, Inc.

System to detect features using multiple reconstructions

Systems and methods to acquire first two-dimensional projection images of a patient volume using first imaging parameters, acquire second two-dimensional projection images of the patient volume acquired using second imaging parameters, generate, using a first image reconstruction technique, a first three-dimensional image based on the first two-dimensional projection images, receive one or more indications of features of the patient volume identified by an operator in the first three-dimensional image, generate, using a second image reconstruction technique, a second three-dimensional image based on the second two-dimensional projection images, perform automated feature extraction on the second three-dimensional image to automatically extract information associated with features of the patient volume, and generate a feature report of the patient volume based on the one or more indications of features and the information associated with features.. .
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Imaging sequence control using automated determination of findings

A system includes acquisition of an image of a patient volume, automatic determination of medical findings based on the image of the patient volume, automatic determination to assign the medical findings to a priority review queue, the priority review queue including medical findings to be reviewed while the patient remains proximate to the medical imaging scanner, reception of an authorization to acquire a second image of the patient volume based on the medical findings while the patient remains proximate to the medical imaging scanner, and acquisition of the second image of the patient volume while the patient remains proximate to the medical imaging scanner.. .
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Magnetic keys having a plurality of magnet layers with holes

Magnetic keys having a plurality of magnetic layers having holes are disclosed. The location and orientation of the holes are controlled to generate magnetic fields that are of sufficient strength to be reliably read and sufficient complexity to be difficult to counterfeit.
Lexmark International, Inc.

Quantifying computer vision algorithm performance in the presence of system uncertainty

A method of quantifying computer vision algorithm performance. The method includes receiving a first image and a second image from an imaging system.
Government Of The United States As Represented By The Secretary Of The Air Force

Image processing device, stereo camera device, vehicle, and image processing method

Provided is an image processing device including: an input interface, which is configured to acquire a first captured image and a second captured image that are captured by a plurality of imaging units and; and a controller, which is configured to calculate parallax by performing a one-dimensional matching based on pixel values of the first captured image and pixel values of the second captured image, extracts one or more first feature points from a region in the first captured image that includes continuous pixels having a difference in parallax which is within a predetermined range, extract one or more second feature points corresponding respectively to the first feature points by performing a two-dimensional matching with the first feature points, and calibrate the imaging unit based on positions of the first feature points and positions of the second feature points.. .
Kyocera Corporation

Systems and methods for autonomous perpendicular imaging of test squares

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) assessment and reporting system may utilize one or more scanning techniques to provide useful assessments and/or reports for structures and other objects. The scanning techniques may be performed in sequence and optionally used to further fine tune each subsequent scan.
Loveland Innovations, Llc

Systems and methods for autonomous perpendicular imaging with a target field of view

An unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) assessment and reporting system may utilize one or more scanning techniques to provide useful assessments and/or reports for structures and other objects. The scanning techniques may be performed in sequence and optionally used to further fine tune each subsequent scan.
Loveland Innovations, Llc

Flat panel display embedding optical imaging sensor

The present disclosure relates to a flat panel display embedding an optical imaging sensor such as a fingerprint image sensor. The present disclosure provides a flat panel display embedding an image sensor comprising: a display panel including a display area and a non-display area; and a directional optical unit having a length and a width corresponding to the display panel and a thickness, and attached on a top surface of the display panel, wherein the directional optical unit includes: a first cover plate and a second cover plate having a size corresponding to the length and the width and joining each other by a first low refractive layer between the first cover plate and the second cover plate; a light radiating film corresponding to the display area under the second cover plate; a light incident film disposed outside of the display area at one lateral side of the light radiating film, under the second cover plate; a second low refractive layer disposed under the light radiating film and the light incident film, and attached on the top surface of the display panel; and a light source disposed at the lateral side of the display panel as facing with the light incident film..
Lg Display Co. , Ltd.

Imaging reader with low stray visibility illumination

A data reading system and method, such as for reading optical codes on objects being passed through a read zone, including one or more imagers and at least one illumination module having a reflector housing that includes a baffle structure with a first inner surface and a second inner surface, and a light source disposed at the rear end of the reflector housing and operative to generate illumination out through the baffle structure along an outgoing illumination path, wherein at least one of the inner surfaces of the baffle structure comprises a dielectric material operative to exhibit high reflectivity to light rays from the light source impinging at a high incidence angle and to exhibit low reflectivity to light rays from the light source impinging at a low incidence angle, thereby minimizing stray light impinging on the eyes of the operator while maximizing on-target illumination.. .
Datalogic Usa, Inc.

System and presenting a user interface

Methods and systems are provided for presenting a user interface element for both unlocking an imaging system and initiating a selected operation of the imaging system via a single user input. In one embodiment, an imaging system comprises a touch-sensitive display device, a controller, and a storage device storing instructions executable by the controller to display, via the touch-sensitive display device, a user interface comprising a central user interface element and a plurality of operation indicators positioned around a periphery of the central user interface element and, responsive to user input moving the central user interface element in a direction toward a first indicator of the operation indicators, executing an application or operation associated with the first indicator upon intersecting a selection region for the first indicator..
General Electric Company

Customized user-controlled media overlays

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by enabling users to generate customized media overlays that can he shared with other users. For example, media overlays can be generated by the system and displayed in conjunction with media content (e.g., images and/or video) generated by an image-capturing device (e.g., a digital camera).
Snap Inc.

Remote control apparatus, remote control method, remote control system, and program

A plurality of imaging units capture images of a space in which an eye and a hand of a user and an operation target device are present. Positions of the eye and the hand of the user and the operation target device are specified on the basis of the captured images.

Common media redrive system for both belt and hot roll fuser assemblies in an imaging device

A common media redrive system for use with either a hot roll fuser assembly and a belt roll fuser assembly installed an imaging device. The redrive systems includes an access door movable between a raised closed and a lowered open position.
Lexmark International, Inc.

Imaging optical unit for euv projection lithography

An imaging optical unit for euv projection lithography serves to image an object field into an image field. Mirrors guide imaging light from the object field to the image field.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

Coloring photosensitive composition, cured film, color filter, light-shielding film, solid-state imaging device, image display device, and producing cured film

Provided are a coloring photosensitive composition that is curable in a low-temperature environment, as well as a cured film, a color filter, a light-shielding film, a solid-state imaging device, an image display device, and a method for producing a cured film, in which the coloring photosensitive composition is used. The coloring photosensitive composition contains a coloring agent, a polymerizable compound, and a photopolymerization initiator, in which the photopolymerization initiator in the form of a solution in which 0.001% by mass of the photopolymerization initiator is dissolved in acetonitrile has an absorbance of 0.45 or more at a wavelength of 340 nm..
Fujifilm Corporation

Information processing apparatus and method, and projection imaging apparatus and information processing method

There is provided an information processing apparatus and method, and a projection imaging apparatus and an information processing method capable of suppressing an increase in processing amount of processing related to update of correction information used for geometric correction and the like, the information processing apparatus detecting, in regard to projection imaging apparatuses each having a projection unit that projects an image on a projection surface and an imaging unit that images the projection surface, a corresponding point between a pixel of the projection unit and a pixel of the imaging unit for a relation between one of the projection imaging apparatuses whose posture has changed and one of the projection imaging apparatuses whose posture has not changed, and estimating a relative posture of the projection imaging apparatus whose posture has changed with respect to the projection imaging apparatus whose posture has not changed.. .
Sony Corporation

Grip belt and imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus has a body portion and a grip belt. The body portion has an imaging element.
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

Imaging device and camera grip, and imaging system

A mount section 35 on which a camera grip 60 is mounted in an attachable and detachable manner is provided in an imaging device 30, and a mount section 65 that is mounted on the imaging device 30 in an attachable and detachable manner is provided in the camera grip. The attachment and detachment of the camera grip 60 can be easily performed and manipulability can be improved by providing the mount sections 35 and 65 provided in the imaging device and the camera grip with a bayonet mechanism.
Sony Corporation

Flat panel display embedding optical imaging sensor

The present disclosure relates to a flat panel display embedding an optical imaging sensor such as a fingerprint image sensor. The present disclosure provides a flat panel display embedding an image sensor comprising: a display panel including a display area and a non-display area; and a directional optical unit having a length and a width corresponding to the display panel and a thickness, and attached on a top surface of the display panel, wherein the directional optical unit includes: a cover plate; a light radiating film corresponding to the display area under the cover plate; a light incident film disposed under the cover plate; a low refractive layer disposed under the light radiating film and the light incident film, and attached on the top surface of the display panel; a reflecting layer covering one upper edge side of the cover plate facing the light incident film and one vertical side connecting to the one upper edge side; and a light source disposed at the lateral side of the display panel..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.

Diffractive devices based on cholesteric liquid crystal

Examples of diffractive devices comprise a cholesteric liquid crystal (clc) layer comprising a plurality of chiral structures, wherein each chiral structure comprises a plurality of liquid crystal molecules that extend in a layer depth direction by at least a helical pitch and are successively rotated in a first rotation direction. Arrangements of the liquid crystal molecules of the chiral structures vary periodically in a lateral direction perpendicular to the layer depth direction to provide a diffraction grating.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Imaging lens and imaging device

According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided an imaging lens including: an image shake correcting action unit provided movably in a direction perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens; a stationary unit for supporting the image shake correcting action unit; a permanent magnet provided on one of the image shake correcting action unit and the stationary unit and a coil provided on an other; a drive circuit for moving the image shake correcting action unit relative to the stationary unit; a mount section for being connected to an imaging unit; and a conductive member which is nonmagnetically conductive and disposed between the coil and the mount section so as to include a facing surface facing a surface formed by a winding wire of the coil and having a larger area than a surface formed by an inner periphery of the coil.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

System for imaging in the air

A system for imaging in the air including an image source, a transflector, and an retroreflective element. Light rays emitted by the image source are reflected by the transflector to irradiate on the retroreflective element, and are subjected to reflection on the retroreflective element, before being emitted along an original incident path in an opposite direction and being transmitted through the transflector to form a real image.
Futurus Technology Co., Ltd.

Short-range optical amplification module, spectacles, helmet and vr system

The present invention discloses a short-range optical amplification module, spectacles, a helmet and a vr system. The amplification module includes a reflective polarizing plate, a first phase delay plate, a second lens and a second phase delay plate that are arranged in turn, and a first lens is further set on either side of any one of the reflective polarizing plate, the first phase delay plate, the second lens and the second phase delay plate; in the second lens, the optical surface adjacent to the second phase delay plate is a transflective optical surface; the first focal length f2 of the second lens meets the condition: 1.2f≤f2≤2f, wherein f is the system focal length of the optical amplification module.
Shenzhen Dlodlo New Technology Co., Ltd.

Optical micro mirror arrays

Embodiments include techniques and configurations for apparatuses and methods for making an optical imaging device based on a micro mirror array. The method may include forming an array of trenches in a substrate.
Intel Corporation

Structured illumination microscopy system, method, and non-transitory storage medium storing program

A structured illumination microscopy system including an illumination optical system illuminating excitation light to excite a fluorescent material contained in a sample on the sample with an interference fringe; a controlling part controlling a direction, a phase, and a spatial frequency of the interference fringe; an image-forming optical system forming an image of the sample which is modulated by illumination of the interference fringe; an imaging sensor capturing the image formed by the image-forming optical system; and a demodulating part performing demodulation processing by using a plurality of images captured by the imaging sensor in which the controlling part controls the spatial frequency of the interference fringe in accordance with an illuminating position of the interference fringe.. .
Nikon Corporation

Trans-illumination imaging with an array of light sources

Method and system for trans-illumination imaging. In an exemplary method, a sample is irradiated in a well.
Molecular Devices, Llc

Low-noise spectroscopic imaging system using substantially coherent illumination

A spectral imaging device (12) includes an image sensor (28), a tunable light source (14), an optical assembly (17), and a control system (30). The optical assembly (17) includes a first refractive element (24a) and a second refractive element (24b) that are spaced apart from one another by a first separation distance.
Daylight Solutions, Inc.

Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system includes a first lens including a positive refractive power, a concave object-side surface, and a convex image-side surface. The optical imaging system also includes a second lens including a positive refractive power, a convex object-side surface, and a concave image-side surface.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens and imaging apparatus

The imaging lens consists of, in order from the object side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group, and a third lens group. In the second lens group, a first focus lens group having a negative refractive power is disposed to be closest to the object side, and a second focus lens group having a positive refractive power is disposed to be closest to the image side.
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging lens

An imaging lens including a lens group, a lens barrel and at least one light shading plate; the lens barrel includes first barrel wall forming light aperture, second barrel wall which is bended and extends from first barrel wall, internal wall and external wall, n clamping positions are provided in circumferential direction on internal wall, each clamping position includes m equally spaced bosses on internal wall; surface of boss toward first barrel wall is supporting surface, horizontal height of boss in same clamping position are identical but different from horizontal heights of bosses in other clamping positions; m clamping slots configured to fit bosses in any clamping position at the same time and avoiding slots configured to accommodate bosses in remaining clamping positions, which are equally spaced, are provided in circumferential direction on light shading plate spaced from adjacent lens located at a side of first barrel wall.. .
Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.

Lens and lens module

The present disclosure provides a lens, including a body portion which serves as an imaging region, a peripheral portion which extends outward from the body portion and a groove. The peripheral portion includes a top surface, a bottom surface arranged opposite to the top surface and a side wall which connects the top surface with the bottom surface, the groove is arranged at the side wall, the groove is formed in a manner that an external surface of the side wall sinks toward an optical axis of the lens, and the groove is filled with a black material.
Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.

Optical lens

The present disclosure provides an optical lens including a lens barrel, a lens group and a metal light shading component accommodated in the lens barrel, the lens barrel includes a first barrel wall and a second barrel wall which is bended and extends from the first barrel wall, the first barrel wall has a first light aperture, the lens barrel has an adhesive accommodating slot, which is filled with a magnetic adhesive for absorbing the metal light shading components. Based on an optical lens of the prior art, the metal light shading component is provided, and further the adhesive accommodating filled with a magnetic adhesive is provided to fix the metal light shading component via magnetic force.
Aac Technologies Pte. Ltd.

Array imaging module and molded photosensitive assembly and manufacturing method thereof for electronic device

An array imaging module includes a molded photosensitive assembly which includes a supporting member, at least a circuit board, at least two photosensitive units, at least two lead wires, and a mold sealer. The photosensitive units are coupled at the chip coupling area of the circuit board.
Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co., Ltd.

Electronic component and imaging device

To provide an electronic component and an imaging device including the electronic component, which can readily integrate the connector portion to the housing. The shielding member includes a screw portion.
Iriso Electronics Co., Ltd.

Interferometer based on a tilted mmi

An optical interferometer based on multi-mode interference (mmi) devices includes an input port, an output port, a first mmi device connected to the input port at an input face of the first mmi device, a second mmi device connected to the first output port at an output face of the second mmi device. In the optical interferometer, an output face of the first mmi device and an input face of the second mmi device are directly connected, the first mmi device includes a first and a second self-imaging points at an interface between the first mmi device and the second mmi device, and a propagation axis of the second mmi device is tilted with respect to a propagation axis of the first mmi device, causing a path length difference between an upper optical path via the first self-imaging point and a lower optical path via the second self-imaging point..
Ciena Corporation

Thin ceramic imaging screen for camera systems

An apparatus and a camera system are provided. The apparatus includes an imaging screen configured to diffuse incoming light, and a lens system coupled to the imaging screen and configured to focus light from the imaging screen onto a cmos image sensor.
Google Inc.

Combining multiple energy x-ray imaging and well data to obtain high-resolution rock, mechanical, and elastic property profiles

A method is provided for evaluating a geological formation which integrates well data and high resolution computed tomography of rock samples thereof. Relationships are determined for a formation between a formation property, such as an elastic property, and at least one of photoelectric effect index (pef), effective atomic number (zeff), and bulk density (rhob), using well data, and tomographic imaging is used to determine at least one of the latter mentioned properties (pef, zeff, rhob) at higher resolution, which can be used in the relationship to determine a corresponding formation property.
Ingrain, Inc.

Correction of x-ray images

The invention relates to a method for correcting image errors in a radiographic image (b1, b2, b3) that has been generated by means of an inspection apparatus (200) that is configured for continuously transporting inspection objects (o1, o2, o3) through the inspection apparatus (200) in order to carry out an imaging inspection method for the nondestructive inspection of the inspection objects (o1, o2, o3) and to generate radiographic images (b1, b2, b3) of the inspection objects (o1, o2, o3). The invention further relates to a corresponding computer program, a data medium, and a data stream.
Smiths Heimann Gmbh

Radiation detection apparatus and method, data processing method and processor

This disclosure provides a radiation detection apparatus and a method, a data processing method and a processor, which relates to the field of radiation detection technology. Wherein, the radiation detection apparatus of this disclosure comprises: a radiation detector which generates an electrical signal by interacting with x-rays; an analog-to-digital converter (adc) which is coupled to the radiation detector and transmits the electrical signal to a waveform data; and a data processor which receives the waveform data from the adc, determines the number of single photon signals according to the waveform data, and determines whether an integral signal and/or a count signal of the waveform data will be used for imaging according to the number of the single photon signals..
Tsinghua University

Methods and three-dimensional (3d) imaging

A method of imaging a scene includes estimating multiple three-dimensional (3d) representations, each of which corresponds to a respective portion of the scene. Neighboring portions of the scene area are at least partially overlapping.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

System and ultrasound imaging

A method of ultrasonically imaging an object includes providing a 2d array of bias-sensitive ultrasound transducer elements. Each ultrasound transducer element has first and second electrodes on first and second sides of the ultrasound transducer connected in plural first and second electrode strips.
The Governors Of The University Of Alberta

Method of error correction for 3d imaging device

A method is presented for correcting errors in a 3d scanner. Measurement errors in the 3d scanner are determined by scanning each of a plurality of calibration objects in each of a plurality of sectors in the 3d scanner's field of view.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

Lidar based 3-d imaging with far-field illumination overlap

Methods and systems for performing 3-d lidar measurements of objects simultaneously illuminated by two or more beams of light in the far field are described herein. A 3-d lidar based measurement device simultaneously emits at least two beams of light into a three dimensional environment from different locations.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc.

Method and accelerated magnetic resonance imaging

In a method for controlling a radio-frequency transmitter of a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus to apply an inversion pulse to a sample magnetization, in a multi-shot readout phase, a gradient system of the magnetic resonance imaging apparatus is controlled to apply a steady-state gradient echo readout sequence having at least one first phase-encoding gradient along a first direction, at least one second phase-encoding gradient along a second direction, and a sequence of readout gradients along a readout direction. In the multi-shot readout phase, the gradient system is controlled to apply first ac gradients along the first direction and at least partly contemporaneously with readout gradients of the sequence of readout gradients, and the gradient system is controlled to apply second ac gradients along the second direction and at least partly contemporaneously with the readout gradients of the sequence of readout gradients..
The General Hospital Corporation

System and removing gibbs artifact in medical imaging system

A method and system for image reconstruction are provided. A k-space including a first part and a second part may be set.
Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Ph-weighted mri using fast amine chemical exchange saturation transfer (cest) imaging

A ph-weighted chemical exchange saturation transfer (cest) magnetic resonance imaging (mri) method and system are provided that works by indirectly measuring the nmr signal from amine protons found on the backbones of amino acids and other metabolites, which resonate at a frequency of +2.8-3.2 ppm with respect to bulk water protons. The technique uses a modified magnetization transfer radiofrequency saturation pulse for the generation of image contrast.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and controlling method thereof

A magnetic resonance imaging (mri) apparatus may be provided. The mri apparatus may include: a magnet assembly configured to generate a magnetic field in an inner space of the magnet assembly; a radiofrequency (rf) reception coil configured to receive a magnetic resonance (mr) signal excited from an object to which the magnetic field is applied; a magnetic sensor disposed at the rf reception coil and configured to detect a voltage value indicating a static field generated by the magnet assembly; and a processor configured to determine whether the rf reception coil is placed in a normal position based on the voltage value transmitted from the magnetic sensor when the rf reception coil enters the inner space of the magnetic assembly..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Extendable radiofrequency shield for magnetic resonance imaging device

A radiofrequency (rf) shielding channel for a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) device is provided. The rf shielding channel can include at least one conductive layer having a proximal end and a distal end.
Aspect Imaging Ltd.

Electromagnetic shielding for magnetic resonance imaging methods and apparatus

According to some aspects, a portable magnetic resonance imaging system is provided, comprising a b0 magnet configured to produce a b0 magnetic field for an imaging region of the magnetic resonance imaging system, a noise reduction system configured to detect and suppress at least some electromagnetic noise in an operating environment of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system, and electromagnetic shielding provided to attenuate at least some of the electromagnetic noise in the operating environment of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system, the electromagnetic shielding arranged to shield a fraction of the imaging region of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system. According to some aspects, the electromagnetic shield comprises at least one electromagnetic shield structure adjustably coupled to the housing to provide electromagnetic shielding for the imaging region in an amount that can be varied.
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Extendable radiofrequency shield for magnetic resonance imaging device

A radiofrequency (rf) shielding channel for a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) device is provided. The rf shielding channel can include at least one conductive layer having a proximal end and a distal end.
Aspect Imaging Ltd.

4,4-disubstituted cyclohexyl bridged heptamethine cyanine dyes and uses thereof

The invention relates to a family of compounds that comprise fluorescent cyanine dyes. The compounds are near infrared absorbing heptamethine cyanine dyes with a 4,4-disubstituted cyclohexyl ring as part of the polymethine chromophore.
Visen Medical, Inc.

Light microscopy chips and data analysis methodology for quantitative localzied surface plasmon resonance (lspr) biosensing and imaging

A chip for localized surface plasmon resonance (lspr) biosensing and imaging having a glass coverslip compatible for use in a standard microscope and at least one array of functionalized plasmonic nanostructures patterned onto the glass coverslip with electron beam nanolithography. The nanostructures can be regenerated allowing the chip to be used multiple times.
The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Methods for multiplex imaging using labeled nucleic acid imaging agents

The present application provides certain advantageous ways of conducting multiplexed imaging.. .
Ultivue, Inc.

Dual-energy microfocus radiographic imaging meat inspection

A system and method for foreign object detection in meat processing is provided. The system and method combine microfocus x-ray tubes with dual energy x-rays to detect foreign objects in meat products.
Batelle Memorial Institute

Raman probe and methods of imaging

The present disclosure provides for a raman probes and methods of imaging including a raman probe. The raman probes include a raman detection system configured to illuminate an area of a subject or a sample with a light source and to receive raman scattered light energy from the area.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Raman topography system and methods of imaging

The present disclosure describes a raman topography system, which includes a container with at least one raman probe positioned within. Also described are methods of imaging which include the raman topography system..
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Photo-detection apparatus including light-shielding film, optically-coupled layer, photodetector, and optical system

A photo-detection apparatus includes a light-shielding film, an optically-coupled layer, a photodetector, and an optical system. In the light-shielding film, light-transmitting regions and light-shielding regions are alternately arranged in at least a first direction within a plane.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for converting, delaying, and measuring electromagnetic energy or wave(s) input within a first frequency range to one or more frequencies within a second frequency range with predetermined time delay(s) for use in applications including data collection, imaging or astronomy

An electromagnetic (em) energy conversion and measurement system and related methods are provided for converting a first em energy (e.g., infrared) to a second em energy (e.g., visible light) having at least a different wavelength or frequency than the first em energy then using a detector to detect or measure the second em energy. An array of conversion and detector assemblies each include a first section and a second section.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Imaging array for bird or bat detection and identification

An automated system for mitigating risk from a wind farm. The automated system may include an array of a plurality of image capturing devices independently mounted in a wind farm.
Identiflight International, Llc

Bird or bat detection and identification for wind turbine risk mitigation

An automated system for mitigating risk from a wind turbine includes a plurality of optical imaging sensors. A controller receives and analyzes images from the optical imaging sensors to automatically send a signal to curtail operation of the wind turbine to a predetermined risk mitigating level when the controller determines from images received from the optical imaging sensors that an airborne animal is at risk from the wind turbine..
Identiflight International, Llc

Coloring composition, cured film, color filter, manufacturing color filter, solid-state imaging device, image display device, and polymer

The coloring composition includes a polymer tp consisting only of a repeating unit a having a triarylmethane structure and a repeating unit b having an acid group, and a polymerizable compound, in which the polymer tp contain the repeating unit b in the amount of 12% to 60% by mass with respect to all the repeating units of the polymer tp.. .

Drug delivery and imaging chemical conjugate, formulations and methods of use thereof

The present invention relates to compounds, and methods of use thereof, capable of entering macrophages. The invention further relates to compounds capable of modulating (for example inhibiting) the activity of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mtor), treating mtor-associated diseases, in particular, but not limited to, related to mtor in macrophages.
Nanophagix Llc

Conjugates derived from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and methods of use thereof in imaging

Conjugates derived from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) and methods of use thereof are disclosed, useful for, inter alia, identifying and localizing the site of pathology and/or inflammation responsible for the sensation of pain in a patient; for identifying the sites of primary, secondary, benign, or malignant tumors; and for diagnosing infection or confirming or ruling out suspected infection. The nsaid-based conjugates contain an imaging moiety.
Reiley Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Driving assistance device and driving assistance method

In a driving assistance device, a distance information is acquired based on an image acquired by an imaging device mounted on a vehicle. The distance information includes a relative distance of a preceding vehicle in a travelling direction of the own vehicle, relative velocity thereof, and acceleration information thereof including relative acceleration.
Denso Corporation

Stalling operation of imaging devices

Examples of stalling of operation of imaging devices are described herein. In an example, the imaging device includes an input roller assembly to transport a medium in the imaging device and a line feed roller assembly disengagably coupled to the input roller assembly to selectively drive the input roller assembly.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Electric shaver with imaging capability

System and method for improving the shaving experience by providing improved visibility of the skin shaving area. A digital camera is integrated with the electric shaver for close image capturing of shaving area, and displaying it on a display unit.
May Patents Ltd.

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device, which controls a robot having a movable unit including an arm provided with an imaging unit, includes a processor that obtains a posture of the imaging unit by translating the arm. The processor obtains the posture of the imaging unit, based on a direction of translating the arm and a movement direction in a coordinate system of the imaging unit in response to the translation of the arm..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device, which controls a robot having a movable unit including a plurality of arms, includes a processor that performs calibration between a coordinate system of an imaging unit disposed in an arm different from an arm positioned on a most distal side of the movable unit and a coordinate system of the robot. The processor performs the calibration, based on a captured image obtained by causing the imaging unit to image a marker..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Smart power tool

The present disclosure discloses a drive tool. The drive tool comprising a handle, a bit movably coupled to the handle through a mechanism.
Wipro Limited

Radiation therapy systems and methods

A system including a diagnostic-quality ct scanner for imaging a patient, the diagnostic-quality ct scanner having an imaging isocenter and a radiation therapy device positioned adjacent the diagnostic-quality ct scanner, the radiation therapy device including a gantry carrying a radiation therapy beam source and having a radiation therapy isocenter separate from the imaging isocenter of the diagnostic-quality ct scanner. The system including a couch configured to position the patient for imaging and for radiation therapy by translating the patient between the diagnostic quality ct scanner and the radiation therapy device..
Viewray Technologies, Inc.

Automated cancer therapy treatment beam / scanning apparatus and use thereof

The invention comprises a method and apparatus for proton treatment of a tumor, comprising the steps of a central control system: (1) receiving an initial cancer treatment irradiation plan; (2) directing a treatment of the tumor using the positively charged particles; (3) during a treatment session and after the step of directing the treatment of the tumor, receiving imaging input from an imaging system; (4) generating an updated cancer treatment irradiation plan using the imaging input; (5) continuing the treatment session using the updated cancer treatment irradiation plan; and (6) optionally, while the patient remains in the treatment room and under approval of a medical professional not in line of sight of the patient, repeating at least three times the steps of: receiving imaging input from the imaging system; generating an updated cancer treatment irradiation plan; and continuing the treatment session using the updated cancer treatment irradiation plan.. .

Mri-ct compatible dynamic motion phantom

Mri for radiotherapy simulation, planning and/or treatment guidance requires accurate motion assessment and real-time tumor monitoring. Clinical image-guided radiotherapy requires precise quality assurance of targeted tumor geometry and motion phase and amplitudes for both mri and ct images.
Cedars-sinai Medical Center

Systems and methods for radiographically identifying an access port

An access port for subcutaneous implantation is disclosed. Such an access port may comprise a body for capturing a septum for repeatedly inserting a needle therethrough into a cavity defined within the body.
Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.

Radiolabeled anti-pd-l1 antibodies for immuno-pet imaging

Radiolabeled anti-pd-l1 antibodies and their use in immuno-pet imaging are provided herein. Included are methods of detecting the presence of pd-l1 proteins in a patient or sample..
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Diagnostic imaging agent for early bone metastasis from cancer

There is provided a diagnostic imaging agent for early bone metastasis from cancer, containing trans-1-amino-[18f]fluorocyclobutanecarboxylic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as an active ingredient.. .
Nihon Medi-physics Co., Ltd.

Rare earth oxide particles and use thereof in particular in imaging

The present application concerns multimodal composite products for imaging, in particular for diagnostic imaging, and optionally for therapy, in particular composite products which are capable of being used as contrast agents, in particular in magnetic resonance imaging (mri), and/or in imaging techniques such as, for example, in optical imaging, in the optical detection of oxidants, in positron emission tomography (pet), in tomodensitometry (tdm) and/or in ultrasound imaging, and optionally simultaneously for use in therapy. These products are based on a particle comprising or consisting of a portion provided with a contrast agent activity and/or a paramagnetic activity, and a portion provided with a luminescent activity and optionally an oxidant detection activity..
Ecole Polytechnique

Molecular probes for chemiluminescence imaging and in vivo detection of target molecules

Chemiluminescence imaging probes for in vivo detection of biological molecules, events, or processes. The cli probes may feature a portion of a fluorescein molecule and a portion of a luminol molecule.
The Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona

Liposomal nanoconstructs and methods of making and using the same

Provided herein is a liposome comprising: a) a conjugate comprising a lysophospholipid and a photosensitizer; b) a first derivatized phospholipid comprising a first phospholipid and a strained cyclooctyne moiety; c) a second derivatized phospholipid comprising a second phospholipid and a polyethylene glycol polymer; and d) a cationic or anionic lipid. Also provided herein is a liposome comprising: a) a conjugate comprising a lysophospholipid and a photosensitizer; b) a first derivatized phospholipid comprising a first phospholipid and a targeting moiety; c) a second derivatized phospholipid comprising a second phospholipid and a polyethylene glycol polymer; and d) a cationic or anionic lipid.
The General Hospital Corporation

Method and virtual endoscopy

A surgical instrument navigation system is provided that visually simulates a virtual volumetric scene of a body cavity of a patient from a point of view of a surgical instrument residing in the cavity of the patient. The surgical instrument navigation system includes: a surgical instrument; an imaging device which is operable to capture scan data representative of an internal region of interest within a given patient; a tracking subsystem that employs electro-magnetic sensing to capture in real-time position data indicative of the position of the surgical instrument; a data processor which is operable to render a volumetric perspective image of the internal region of interest from a point of view of the surgical instrument; and a display which is operable to display the volumetric perspective image of the patient..
Medtronic Navigation, Inc.

Personalized computational modeling of atrial fibrosis to guide catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation

Methods, system, and media for identifying one or more ablation locations in an atrial tissue region in an atrial fibrillation (af) patient with atrial fibrosis are disclosed. Three-dimensional imaging data representing the atria of the patient may be received.
The Johns Hopkins University

Variable speed of sound beamforming based on automatic detection of tissue type in ultrasound imaging

Systems and methods are provided for variable speed of sound beamforming based on automatic detection of tissue type in ultrasound imaging.. .
General Electric Company

Ultrasonic ct apparatus

An error in a physical property value due to refraction of an ultrasonic wave is reduced, and thus the physical property value is calculated with high accuracy. A transducer of a transducer array transmits an ultrasonic beam to a subject placed in a predetermined imaging space, the transducer receives a transmission of the ultrasonic beam transmitted through the subject, and an image generating unit generates a transmission image based on the reception signal.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Computer-aided tracking and motion analysis with ultrasound for measuring joint kinematics

Disclosed are various embodiments for computer-aided tracking and motion analysis with ultrasound. A computing device is employed to access an ultrasound video generated by at least one ultrasonic imaging device and/or at least one motion sensing camera.
Oxford University Innovation Limited

Ultrasonic transducer array probe for shear wave imaging

An ultrasonic transducer array probe (10) for shear wave imaging has a number of transducer elements which exceeds the number of transmit channels of a shear wave diagnostic imaging system. The probe includes a switch matrix or multiplexer (60) which selectively couples channels of the transmit beamformer (18) to the transducer elements of multiple shear wave apertures of the array.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Apparatus and processing ultrasound image

Provided are an ultrasound image processing method and an ultrasound image processing apparatus. The ultrasound image processing apparatus includes: an ultrasonic probe configured to acquire ultrasound image data with respect to an object by transmitting ultrasound waves to the object; at least one processor configured to generate at least one ultrasound image based on the ultrasound image data, configured to determine, based on the at least one ultrasound image, whether at least one target region included in an imaging list has been imaged, and generate first imaging status information indicating whether the at least one target region has been imaged; and a display configured to display the first imaging status information..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Ultrasonic diagnosis of cardiac performance using heart model chamber segmentation with user control

An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system has a user control by which a user positions the user's selection of a heart chamber border in relation to two myocardial boundaries identified by a deformable heart model. The user's border is positioned by a single degree of freedom control which positions the border as a function of a single user- determined value.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

System and displaying medical images of an object within a patient

A system for displaying medical images of an object within a patient is provided. The system includes: a medical imaging apparatus operative to generate the medical images of the object; and a mobile electronic device having a front side and a rear side and operative to electronically communicate with the medical imaging apparatus so as to receive the medical images from the medical imaging apparatus.
General Electric Company

Diagnostic imaging system comprising a device for facilitating breast examinations

Diagnostic imaging system and method comprising a device for facilitating breast examinations, comprises: at least one hemispherical portion having a convex outer surface and a concave inner surface defining a containment chamber of a breast; means to wear said hemispherical portion positionable at least around the user's torso to hold the hemispherical portion on said breast; and a connecting tube associated with said hemispherical portion to put in fluid communication the containment chamber with a depressurisation source; the hemispherical portion being made of elastic material to be switchable between a compression condition of the breast and a release condition of the breast.. .
Novaura S.r.l.

Medical image processing apparatus, x-ray diagnostic apparatus, and medical image processing method

In one embodiment, a medical image processing apparatus used for a treatment using a device includes a memory configured to store a volume data of an object; and processing circuitry configured to acquire positional information of the device, set, in an x-ray image generated by imaging an object using x-ray, a region on which a volume-based 2d image generated from the volume data is to be superimposed, based on the positional information of the device, and generate a superimposed image by superimposing the volume-based 2d image on the set region in the x-ray image.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Systems and methods for planning and executing automated multi-axis motion in treatment

An apparatus for creating a radiation treatment plan for execution by a radiation treatment machine, includes: a waypoint module configured to obtain imaging waypoint data representing imaging waypoints, the imaging waypoints at least partially defining one or more positions for obtaining images of a patient during a treatment session; a treatment trajectory module configured to obtain treatment data at least partially defining a beam-on direction; a treatment plan generator configured to create the radiation treatment plan based at least in part on the imaging waypoint data and the treatment data.. .
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Mobile x-ray imaging apparatus

A mobile x-ray imaging apparatus has an angle sensor and a movement calculation circuit that controls the driving of drive wheels based on the turning angle of auxiliary wheels relative to a straight moving direction of the base unit when a fine movement switch instructs movement of the base unit in the fine movement mode. The turning angle of auxiliary wheels is detected by a turning angle sensor and the rotation of the pair of drive wheels is controlled by the movement calculation circuit as the auxiliary wheels turns to the straight moving direction..
Shimadzu Corporation

System and local three dimensional volume reconstruction using a standard fluoroscope

A system for constructing fluoroscopic-based three-dimensional volumetric data of a target area within a patient from two-dimensional fluoroscopic images including a structure of markers, a fluoroscopic imaging device configured to acquire a sequence of images of the target area and of the structure of markers, and a computing device. The computing device is configured to estimate a pose of the fluoroscopic imaging device for at least a plurality of images of the sequence of images based on detection of a possible and most probable projection of the structure of markers as a whole on each image of the plurality of images.
Covidien Lp

X-ray device with reduced pile-up

The invention relates to an x-ray device (1) for imaging an object (41). A radiation detector (3) of the x-ray device includes detector elements (21) for detecting radiation, each detector element (21) comprising an adjustable sensitive volume, where an x-ray photon entering the sensitive volume produces an electric signal used for generating the image data.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Fully automated image optimization based on automated organ recognition

Systems and methods are provided for fully automated image optimization based on automated organ recognition. In medical imaging systems, during medical imaging based on a particular imaging technique, an anatomical feature in an area being imaged may be automatically identifying, and based on the identifying of the anatomical feature, one or more imaging parameters or settings for optimizing imaging quality for the identified anatomical feature may be automatically determined.
General Electric Company

Systems and methods for an actively controlled optical imaging device

Systems and methods for a tethered optical imaging probe configured to be integrated into an optical system for medical diagnosis are provided. In one configuration, the present disclosure provides a tethered optical imaging probe including a motor arranged within a swallowable capsule.
The General Hospital Corporation

Multispectral medical imaging devices and methods thereof

A multispectral medical imaging device includes illumination devices arranged to illuminate target tissue. The illumination devices emit light of different near-infrared wavelength bands.
Christie Digital Systems Usa, Inc.

Magnetic resonance guidance of a shaft to a target zone

A medical apparatus (1100) comprising a magnetic resonance imaging system and an interventional device (300) comprising a shaft (302, 1014, 1120). The medical apparatus further comprises a toroidal magnetic resonance fiducial marker (306, 600, 800, 900, 1000, 1122) attached to the shaft.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Eye imaging apparatus with sequential illumination

An eye imaging apparatus can include a housing, an optical imaging system in the housing, and a light source in the housing to illuminate an eye. The optical imaging system can include an optical window at a front end of the housing with a concave front surface for receiving the eye as well as an imaging lens disposed rearward the optical window.
Visunex Medical Systems Co. Ltd.

Apparatus for capturing an image of the eye

The present invention relates to an apparatus including a base, a hollow receiving element joined to the base, and at least one positioning attachment that positions an imaging device received by the hollow receiving element to capture an image of at least one eye of a user. The present invention also relates to a method of capturing at least one image of at least one eye of a user using the above described apparatus..
Ora, Inc.

Ophthalmologic apparatus, and ophthalmologic imaging method

Provided is an ophthalmologic apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire tomographic information of an eye to be examined using information on interference light between return light from the eye to be examined, which is irradiated with measurement light, and reference light; and a vitreous structure detection unit configured to detect a vitreous structure of the eye to be examined using tomographic information of the eye to be examined that is acquired after at least one of the difference in optical path length between the measurement light and the reference light and the in-focus position is controlled, wherein the acquisition unit is configured to acquire tomographic information of the vitreous structure.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Radial imaging system and method

A radial imaging system is provided for capturing an image of an object which extends radially around an image sensor in an object plane. A reflector (42) is used for reflecting incident light (46) to a generally axial direction.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Imaging mini-scope for endoscope system

An imaging mini-scope for use with an endoscope system includes an elongated body having a first length. The elongated body includes at least one passage extending along the first length.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Systems and methods for throat imaging

A portable handheld system for imaging of a throat of a patient, including: a mouthpiece including at least one bite guide for stabilizing the mouthpiece with respect to teeth of the patient when the patient bites on the at least one bite guide; intraoral optics operable to collect light from the throat of the patient and to direct the light towards an imaging sensor; and an imaging sensor operable to capture light directed by the intraoral optics to provide an image of the throat; wherein a mechanical connection between the mouthpiece and the intraoral optics constrains a spatial relationship of the intraoral optics with respect to the mouthpiece so that when the patient bites on the at least one bite guide: the intraoral optics is stabilized by the mouthpiece inside a mouth of the patient having a fov which includes at least part of a tonsil of the patient.. .
Tyto Care Ltd.

Imaging apparatus with balloon and shaped tip

Exemplary imaging apparatuses are described. Various imaging apparatuses may implement optical coherence tomography (oct) and/or optical frequency domain imaging (ofdi) gastrointestinal tissue imaging methods and technologies.
Ninepoint Medical, Inc.

Sony Corporation

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Method for calibrating a camera and calibration system

A method for calibrating a camera. The method includes a step of reading in and a step of ascertaining, an imaging trajectory and a reference trajectory of a moving calibration object detected by using the camera being read in in the step of reading in, the imaging trajectory representing a trajectory imaged in image coordinates of the camera and the reference trajectory representing the trajectory in world coordinates, and at least one calibration parameter for the camera being ascertained in the step of ascertaining by using the imaging trajectory and the reference trajectory..
Robert Bosch Gmbh

Variable focal length lenses and illuminators on time of flight 3d sensing systems

A time-of-flight 3d imaging system includes a time-of-flight measurement device, an illuminator, and an imaging sensor. The illuminator and the imaging sensor have adjustable optics to vary the field of illumination of the illuminator and the field of view of the imaging sensor..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Imaging system and producing context and focus images

Disclosed is an imaging system and a method of producing a context image and a focus image for a display apparatus, via the imaging system. The imaging system includes at least one imaging sensor per eye of a user, and a processor coupled thereto.
Varjo Technologies Oy

Sub-diffraction limit image resolution in three dimensions

The present invention generally relates to sub-diffraction limit image resolution and other imaging techniques, including imaging in three dimensions. In one aspect, the invention is directed to determining and/or imaging light from two or more entities separated by a distance less than the diffraction limit of the incident light.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Instantaneous 180-degree 3d recording and playback systems

The term instantaneous in this invention means that the roughly 180° horizontal visual field of view that a human senses in real time. The major novelty of the instantaneous 180° (i180°) 3d technology includes (a) a combination of multiple binocular and monocular fields of view for image acquisition, (b) a combination of binocular and monocular fields of view in content playback, (c) a multi-resolution scheme for sensing, processing, transmission, and playback, (d) a realization of physical consistency of the line of sight with minimal distortion of all projection lines between imaging and display, and (e) a method for two-way compatibility for systems with conventional binocular 3d and monocular 2d systems.
Genisama, Llc

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method, and a program for reducing any drop in the accuracy of color correction, the information processing apparatus using a captured image captured by a calibrated imaging section imaging a projected image projected to a projection plane by a calibrated projection section in order to set color correction information as the information for correcting a color of each pixel of the projection section. This technology may be applied to electronic equipment having the functions of both a projector and a camera, or to a computer for controlling such electronic equipment..
Sony Corporation

Wide area intermittent video using non-orthorectified feature matching in long period aerial image capture with pixel-based georeferencing

This application relates to techniques for obtaining wide area intermittent video (waiv). Some embodiments disclosed herein include a method of obtaining waiv.
San Diego State University Research Foundation

Feature detection in compressive imaging

The present disclosure provides systems and methods that are configured for feature extraction or object recognition using compressive measurements that represent a compressed image of a scene. In various aspects, a compressive sensing matrix is constructed and used to acquire the compressive measurements, such that in the extraction phase, the compressive measurements can be processed to detect feature points and determine their feature vectors in the scene without using a pixel representation of the scene.
Alcatel -lucent Usa Inc.

Solid-state imaging device, signal processing method therefor, and electronic apparatus

The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel unit in which one microlens is formed for a plurality of pixels in a manner such that a boundary of the microlens coincides with boundaries of the pixels. The correction circuit corrects a sensitivity difference between the pixels inside the pixel unit based on a correction coefficient.

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus that are capable of validating data at the time of vertical addition even when special pixels exist. In a case of a, when, for example, a special pixel s in the second row and an imaging pixel gr in the fourth row are to be added and the special pixel s is selected, the addition of the imaging pixel gr is masked so that information on the special pixel s can be output.
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

Image quality can be improved. In a case where light is focused on the center of an opening, sensitivity can be decreased by extending any side of a light-shielding film to the center.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Infrared detector with increased image resolution

An apparatus for increasing the resolution of at least one portion of a cryogenically cooled and vacuum-sealed infrared imaging detector including a two-dimensional detector array having a fill factor value, the portion of the array successively exposed to an image scene to acquire multiple infrared imaging samples of the scene, a masking filter having a single pattern, disposed between the array and the image scene and operative to reduce the fill factor value of the portion of the array by a fill factor reduction amount (ffra), an optical element disposed between the masking filter and the image scene, a directional angle shifter for shifting an angle at which the imaging samples are directed onto the portion of the array thereby successively shifting the image scene relative to the portion of the array between each of the imaging samples by a shifting increment corresponding to the ffra and a processor.. .
Elbit Systems Electro-optics Elop Ltd.

Imaging system, and mobile system

An imaging system includes: a first imaging apparatus including a first imaging element and a first optical system; and a generator that generates an image based on image data acquired from the first imaging element. The first optical system includes a first free-form surface lens that has a shape that allows an image to be formed on the first imaging element such that a resolution is different between a portion of a predetermined region and another portion of the predetermined region, the resolution being defined as a total number of imaging pixels that capture an image within a unit field angle on a horizontal plane..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Automated local positioning system calibration using optically readable markers

An improved mechanism for calibrating a local positioning system through the use of passive or retro-reflective markers is described herein. A plurality of imaging targets with the passive or retro-reflective markers may be attached or affixed on a surface of an object.
The Boeing Company

Imaging system and producing images for display apparatus

An imaging system and a method of producing images for a display apparatus, via the imaging system includes at least one focusable camera for capturing at least one image of a given real-world scene; means for generating a depth map or a voxel map of the given real-world scene; and a processor coupled to the focusable camera and the aforesaid means. The processor is communicably coupled with the display apparatus.
Varjo Technologies Oy

Us

A device for three-dimensional imaging includes a structured light illuminator and an imaging sensor. The structured light illuminator has one or more movable illuminator lenses positioned proximate an output of the illuminator that are configured to vary a field of illumination of the illuminator.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Passive and active stereo vision 3d sensors with variable focal length lenses

A stereoscopic 3d imaging system includes multiple imaging sensors with adjustable optics. The adjustable optics are variable to alter the fov of each of the multiple imaging sensors to improve angular resolution of the imaging system..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

High resolution thin multi-aperture imaging systems

A multi-aperture imaging system comprising a first camera with a first sensor that captures a first image and a second camera with a second sensor that captures a second image, the two cameras having either identical or different fovs. The first sensor may have a standard color filter array (cfa) covering one sensor section and a non-standard color cfa covering another.
Corephotonics Ltd.

Imaging device, imaging method, and storage medium

An imaging device includes the following. A temporary storage cyclically stores images for a predetermined duration or number imaged in succession.
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Focus detection apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium for use therewith

Focus detection apparatuses, control methods, and storage mediums for use therewith are provided herein. In a focus detection apparatus, a difference amplification unit performs processing for amplifying a difference between an a-image signal and a b-image signal and a cpu determines whether or not a focus state is a false in-focus state on a basis of a result of a correlation calculation performed by a correlation calculation unit on the a-image signal and the b-image signal.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image sensor with in-pixel depth sensing

An imaging area in an image sensor includes a plurality of photo detectors. A light shield is disposed over a portion of two photo detectors to partially block light incident on the two photo detectors.
Apple Inc.

Camera cover and imaging system including the same

A camera cover configured to accommodates a camera lens is provided, which includes a case having an opening that opens upwardly, a lid body attached to the case, a lid body moving mechanism configured to move the lid body between an open position at which the opening is opened and a closed position at which the opening is closed, an air blow-off part provided in the case and configured to blow off air upwardly when the lid body is at the open position, and an air channel configured to lead air from an air supply source disposed outside the case to the air blow-off part.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems and methods for using imaging to authenticate online users

Systems and methods are disclosed for authenticating an identity of an online user. One method includes receiving from the user, through a first device, a request to access a web page associated with the user's online account; transmitting to the user an image that contains a unique id and a url of an authentication server; and receiving from the user, through the first device, an authentication request containing the unique id.
Oath Inc.

Radio frequency data downlink for a high revisit rate, near earth orbit satellite system

A satellite system operates at altitudes between 100 and 350 km relying on vehicles including a self-sustaining ion engine to counteract atmospheric drag to maintain near-constant orbit dynamics. The system operates at altitudes that are substantially lower than traditional satellites, reducing size, weight and cost of the vehicles and their constituent subsystems such as optical imagers, radars, and radio links.
Skeyeon, Inc.

Determining the condition of photovoltaic modules

Some examples include determining the condition of photovoltaic modules at one or more points in time, in particular using line-scanning luminescence imaging techniques. One or more photoluminescence and/or electroluminescence images of a module may be acquired and processed using one or more algorithms to provide module data, including the detection of defects that may cause or may have caused module failure.
Bt Imaging Pty Ltd

Determining the condition of photovoltaic modules

Some examples include determining the condition of photovoltaic modules at one or more points in time, in particular using line-scanning luminescence imaging techniques. One or more photoluminescence and/or electroluminescence images of a module may be acquired and processed using one or more algorithms to provide module data, including the detection of defects that may cause or may have caused module failure.
Bt Imaging Pty Ltd

Wavelength control system for pulse-by-pulse wavelength target tracking in duv light source

Wafer positioning errors in stepper-scanners contribute to imaging defects. Changing the wavelength of the light source's generated light can compensate for wafer positional errors in the z-direction.
Cymer, Llc

Electronic component and imaging device

In an imaging device, an electric connection is achieved in which a pressing force of a terminal of a substrate-side connector does not act on a substrate stored in a housing. Harness connection terminals have inner-surface contact pieces each shaped like a flat plate and extending along an inner peripheral surface of a cylindrical peripheral wall of a rear housing.
Iriso Electronics Co., Ltd.

Electronic component and imaging device

In an imaging device, an electric connection is achieved in which a pressing force of a terminal of a substrate-side connector does not act on a substrate stored in a housing. Harness connection terminals have plate-shaped contact pieces projecting from an inner peripheral surface of a cylindrical peripheral wall of a rear housing.
Iriso Electronics Co., Ltd.

Photoelectric conversion element, solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus

A photoelectric conversion element according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes a first electrode and a second electrode, and an organic semiconductor layer. The first electrode and the second electrode are disposed to face each other.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Photoelectric conversion element, imaging element, optical sensor, and compound

The present invention provides a photoelectric conversion element exhibiting excellent low dark current characteristics and heat resistance, an imaging element and an optical sensor which include the photoelectric conversion element, and a compound. The photoelectric conversion element of the present invention is a photoelectric conversion element photoelectric conversion element having a conductive film, a photoelectric conversion film, and a transparent conductive film in this order, in which the photoelectric conversion film contains a compound represented by general formula (1) and an organic n-type compound..
Fujifilm Corporation

Solid-state imaging sensor

The present technology relates to a solid state imaging sensor that is possible to suppress the reflection of incident light with a wide wavelength band. A reflectance adjusting layer is provided on the substrate in an incident direction of the incident light with respect to the substrate such as si and configured to adjust reflection of the incident light on the substrate.
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device, production the same, and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device in which a pixel circuit formed on the first surface side of a semiconductor substrate is shared by a plurality of light reception regions and second surface side of the semiconductor substrate is the light incident side of the light reception regions. The second surface side regions of the light reception regions are arranged at approximately even intervals and the first surface side regions of the light reception regions e are arranged at uneven intervals.
Sony Corporation

Determination of enhancing structures in an anatomical body part

A data processing method for determining an enhancing structure of interest within an anatomical body part, wherein the structure of interest exhibits an enhanced signal in an image of the anatomical body part generated by a medical imaging method using a contrast agent, said method being designed to be performed by a computer and comprising a region growing algorithm.. .
Brainlab Ag

Imaging device and playback device

An imaging device includes an imaging element that acquires a first image based on signal charge generated during a first accumulation time, and a second image based on signal charge generated during a second accumulation time relatively longer than the first accumulation time and synchronized with the first image during a synchronization period including the first accumulation time, and a moving image file generating unit that generates a moving image file including a first moving image based on the first image, a second moving image based on the second image, and synchronization information for synchronizing the first moving image and the second moving image frame by frame.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

System and identifying fraud attempt of an entrance control system

Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and a method for identifying a fraud attempt of an entrance control system. Some embodiments, may comprise obtaining by an imaging system a plurality of images of an entrance point to secured area, extracting image information from at least one of the plurality of images, to identify a person in the entrance point vicinity, retrieve from a memory of the entrance control system stored data associated with the identified person, apply a plurality of deception detection tools on the image information, assign a unique fraud grade by each deception detection tool, calculating a combined fraud grade, and comparing the combined fraud grade to a threshold value to determine likelihood of fraud..
Fst21 Ltd.

System and simulating user interaction with virtual objects in an interactive space

Systems and methods for simulating user interaction with virtual objects in an augmented reality environment are provided. Three-dimensional point cloud information from a three-dimensional volumetric imaging sensor may be obtained.
Meta Company

System, method and software for converting images captured by a light field camera into three-dimensional images that appear to extend vertically above or in front of a display medium

System, method and software for producing imagery with enhanced 3d effects that is viewed on a display medium. The imagery contains elements that appear, at least in part to extend vertically above, or in front of the surface of the display medium.
Maxx Media Group, Llc

Object creation using body gestures

An intuitive interface may allow users of a computing device (e.g., children, etc.) to create imaginary three dimensional (3d) objects of any shape using body gestures performed by the users as a primary or only input. A user may make motions while in front of an imaging device that senses movement of the user.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Medical imaging apparatus and operating the same

Provided is a computed tomography (ct) imaging apparatus, the ct imaging apparatus including a data obtainer configured to obtain first raw data from x-ray transmitted by an object; and a processor configured to interpolate a pixel value corresponding to a to-be-restored region within raw data, based on a pixel value of at least one line that penetrates through the to-be-restored region.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method for calibrating an imaging device and an imaging device

A method for calibrating an imaging device includes calculating attitude information of the imaging device relative to a screen based at least in part on an image captured by the imaging device. The image includes information of at least a portion of a checkerboard displayed on the screen.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Methods and single-chip multispectral object detection

An imaging system may include an array of pixel blocks that each have multiple pixels over which a single microlens is formed. A lens system may be formed over the multiple pixels.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc

Imaging device, imaging method, program, and non-transitory recording medium

An imaging device, an imaging method, a program, and a non-transitory recording medium capable of easily coping with interference and suppressing an increase in cost due to countermeasures for preventing the interference such as providing a light shielding band are provided. In an imaging device according to an aspect of the present invention, an imaging unit includes an imaging optical system including a first optical system and a second optical system provided in a different area and having different imaging characteristics, and a directivity sensor, and first and second true movement vectors in first and second images are extracted on the basis of first and second possibilities of movement vectors calculated according to first and second movement vectors that are detected movement vectors of a subject in first and second images obtained via the first and second optical systems..
Fujifilm Corporation

Data display and processing algorithms for 3d imaging systems

The present disclosure provides methods to process and/or display data collected using 3d imaging probes. The methods include: a) methods for mapping a single 2d frame onto a 3d representation of a volume; b) methods for dynamically updating portions of a 3d representation of a volume with a high temporal resolution, while leaving the remainder of the volume for contextual reference; c) methods for registering volumetric datasets acquired with high temporal resolution with volumetric datasets acquired with relatively low temporal resolution in order to estimate relative displacement between the datasets; and d) methods for identifying structures within a volume and applying visual cues to the structures in subsequent volumes containing the structures..
Sunnybrook Research Institute

Method and determining illumination intensity for inspection, and optical inspection

The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for determining an illumination intensity for inspection, and an method and apparatus optical inspection. The method for determining an illumination intensity for inspection comprises: acquiring images of a sample to be inspected taken by each of at least one imaging element at a plurality of illumination intensities; calculating, for each imaging element, a gray standard deviation of each of the images acquired at the plurality of illumination intensities; and determining the illumination intensity of each imaging element for inspection according to the gray standard deviation.
Chongqing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Methods for agronomic and agricultural monitoring using unmanned aerial systems

A method for agronomic and agricultural monitoring includes designating an area for imaging, determining a flight path above the designated area, operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) along the flight path, acquiring images of the area using a camera system attached to the uav, and processing the acquired images.. .
The Climate Corporation

Systems and methods for integrated cargo inspection

A system for integrated cargo inspection includes a non-invasive imaging system scanning a cargo container during an offload operation to obtain a digital image of its contents, a server including a control processor to control components of the system. The components including a computer vision system to perform vision system recognition techniques on the digital image and prepare a report having image icons representing the contents, a machine learning system analytically reviewing the report to generate heuristic analysis used to train the vision system, a computing device displaying at least one of a port plan, a scan view, a results list form dialog, and a results history log graphical displays.
Sap Se

Satellite constellation with image edge processing

In one embodiment, a satellite constellation includes, but is not limited to, an array of satellites that each include a satellite imaging system including at least: at least one first imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a first field of view; at least one second imaging unit configured to capture and process imagery of a second field of view that is proximate to and that is larger than a size of the first field of view; and a hub processing unit linked to the at least one first imaging unit and the at least one second imaging unit.. .
Elwha Llc

Optical coherence tomography array based subdermal imaging device

The invention teaches a multiple reference optical coherence tomography scanner that provides a subdermal fingerprint scan, covers an area of approximately 16 mm-17 mm×10 mm in less than a second, and fits into a slim profile of less than 6 mm in thickness, thereby fitting within the slim consumer electronics such as the iphone and similar consumer electronics. Various embodiments are taught..

Facial recognition system, facial recognition server, and facial recognition method

A statistical processing is performed without performing complicated determination, so as not to repetitively include the same person. A facial feature extractor (32) in a facial recognition server (30) extracts features of facial image data including a face which is shown in an image obtained by a camera device (10) imaging an imaging area.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

In-field data acquisition and formatting

Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for acquiring field device data (e.g., imaging data such as barcode readings), extracting patterns from the field device data, and formatting the extracted patterns—all directly from field devices (e.g., barcode readers) embedded with these capabilities. The information conveyed by the patterns extracted at the devices embedded with these capabilities may be synthesized and shown in a graphical way to end-users, for instance, by exploiting iot middleware platform services available at end-user side.
Datalogic Ip Tech S.r.l.

Methods and systems for user defined distributed learning models for medical imaging

Systems and methods are provided for user defined distributed learning models grouped based on user clusters for configuring settings of a medical diagnostic imaging system. The systems and methods are configured to maintain models with predetermined settings for at least one of system settings, image presentation settings, or anatomical structures.
General Electric Company

Systems and methods for tracking motion and gesture of heads and eyes

Apparatus, systems and methods configured for tracking head and eye movement are disclosed. In one example, an apparatus comprises an imaging sensor, a spatial orientation sensor and a computing device comprising a processor and a memory communicatively coupled with the processor.
Vuelosophy Inc.

Air spaced optical assembly with integrated eye tracking

A head-mounted display (hmd) includes a display, an optical assembly and an eye tracking system that determines user's eye tracking information. The optical assembly comprises a front optical element in series with a back optical element adjacent to the display.
Oculus Vr, Llc

Vehicle environment imaging systems and methods

A vehicle includes at least one image capture device and a user display configured to display images receive from the at least one image capture device. The vehicle also includes a controller programmed to generate a user prompt to set a home vehicle position in response the vehicle entering a first parked state.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Submersible inspection device and redundant wireless communicaiton with a base station

A submersible inspection device used for inspection of, for example, liquid cooled electrical transformers can include a number of separate cameras for imaging the internal structure of the transformer. The submersible can be configured to communicate to a base station using a number of wireless transmitters and receivers.
Abb Schweiz Ag

Lubricant metering for photoconductor in imaging device

An imaging device has a photoconductive drum with a surface that is selectively discharged to create a latent electrostatic image for attracting toner for transfer to a media moving in a process direction. The image is divided into multiple segments along the process direction and discharged pixels per segment are counted.
Lexmark International, Inc.

Systems and methods for remanufacturing imaging components

A drive gear for a generally cylindrical imaging component. The drive gear includes a body for engaging the generally cylindrical imaging component; a cylindrical shaft attached to the body, the cylindrical shaft having an end surface; and lobes extending longitudinally outward from the end surface..
Static Control Components, Inc.

Scanning optical apparatus and image forming apparatus

A scanning optical apparatus includes a light source, a deflector and an imaging optical system. The deflector deflects a beam emitted from the light source to scan a scanning surface with the beam in a main scanning direction.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Exposure device

An exposure device is disclosed, including: a light source (1), an illumination module (2), a mask stage (5), a projection objective module, an imaging position adjustment module (4) and a wafer stage (6), disposed sequentially along a direction of light propagation, the imaging position adjustment module (4) including a plurality of adjustment elements (410) arranged individually, the projection objective module including a plurality of projection objectives (3) each having an fov in positional correspondence with a respective one of the plurality of adjustment elements (410). The imaging position adjustment module (4) ensures satisfactory imaging quality and fov stitching quality of the projection objectives (3) by performing translation, magnification, focal plane and other adjustments on an image formed by the projection objective module.
Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment (group) Co., Ltd.

Projector with scanning array light engine

A projector assembly includes a light emitting diode (led) array, wherein the led array has an array axis, wherein the led array includes a plurality of leds arranged along the array axis, and wherein the plurality of leds are individually addressable. The projector assembly includes a rotatable actuator supporting the led array, wherein the rotatable actuator has a rotation axis, and wherein the rotation axis and the array axis are parallel.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Imaging platform, in particular for imaging people

Imaging platform assembly includes a platform having a transparent portion, and a support frame that supports the platform at an elevated level, a rotatable camera support coupled to the support frame adjacent to the platform, a camera arm extending from the camera support, and a camera arranged at a free end of the camera arm and having a field of view oriented toward the platform. The camera support is rotatable to cause the camera to move in a path between a position above the platform and a position below the transparent region of the platform and enables imaging of a subject on the platform from above and below the platform.

Liquid crystal lens, display device and driving display device

A liquid crystal lens is disclosed in embodiments of the present disclosure. A liquid crystal lens includes: a first substrate and a second substrate disposed opposite to each other; a first electrode layer and a second electrode layer between the first substrate and the second substrate, the second electrode layer including a plurality of second electrodes each of which is capable being applied independently with a voltage and forms a vertical electrical field with the first electrode layer; and blue phase liquid crystals between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, wherein, the blue phase liquid crystals in different positions have different degrees of deformation under the action of the vertical electrical field at different intensities, to enable an imaging distance of the liquid crystal lens to vary smoothly along a preset curve.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Wide-field of view (fov) imaging devices with active foveation capability

The present invention comprises a foveated imaging system capable of capturing a wide field of view image and a foveated image, where the foveated image is a controllable region of interest of the wide field of view image.. .
Magic Leap, Inc.

Systems and methods for stabilizing a sample stage in a structured illumination imaging system

An apparatus for generating composite confocal images, comprising: an imaging apparatus configured to generate illumination; a sample stage configured to hold a sample to be illuminated by the illumination, wherein the illumination causes the sample to generate emissions that can be detected and used to image the sample, the sample stage configured to move the sample to a plurality of positions during the imaging process; and a vibration mechanism coupled with the sample stage, the motor configured to vibrate the stage after the stage moves the sample for a vibration period.. .
Life Technologies Corporation

Systems and methods for calibrating a structured illumination imaging system and for capturing a structured illumination image

A method for calibrating an imaging system, comprising: illuminating a sample through a pinhole mask using an excitation light; capturing an image of the sample using a sensor; converting the image into data; in a processing module: filtering the data using known spacing of pinholes in the pinhole mask to obtain data that corresponds to the spacing, using a threshold to identify regions of the remaining data that are bright enough to be associated with a pinhole, calculating the centroids of the regions, and fitting a known pattern for the pinhole mask to the regions in order to identify the best fit for the data; and storing, in a storage medium, the best fit data for use in a subsequent confocal capture routine.. .
Life Technologies Corporation

Systems and methods for generating a structured illumination image

A method for generating a composite image obtained in a fluorescence imaging system, comprising: determining the physical locations of a pinhole mask relative to a sample required to construct a full composite confocal image; generating in a control module a randomized order for the determined physical locations; moving the photomask or the sample to the determined physical locations in the randomized order under control of the control module and using a translation stage; illuminating the sample through the photomask using an excitation light; capturing a plurality of images at each of the physical locations using a sensor in order to generate a set of data points; using the randomized order to generate a composite image based on the set of data points and measuring the brightness of at least some of the data points; and adjusting the brightness of some of the set of data points.. .
Life Technologies Corporation

Observation assisting device, information processing method, and program

Resolution means: provided are an imaging unit 104 that uses a light emitted from a second beam splitter 202 of a microscope 2 that can use an exciting light and an observation light, which is a light including a wavelength other than that of the exciting light, as a light source by switching there between and is provided with the second beam splitter 202 to image images of the same observation region of the microscope 2 in situations where the exciting light and the observation light are used as the light source and an output unit 106 that overlaps, synthesizes, and outputs the images imaged by the imaging unit 104 respectively using the exciting light and the observation light as the light source.. .

Imaging lens and optical apparatus

The imaging lens consists of, in order from a magnified side, a first lens having a positive refractive power, a second lens having a positive refractive power, a third lens having a negative refractive power, a fourth lens having a negative refractive power, a fifth lens having a positive refractive power, a sixth lens having a positive refractive power, and a seventh lens having a positive refractive power, and satisfies predetermined conditional expressions (1) and (2) relating to abbe numbers of the second lens to the fifth lens.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Infrared optical system, imaging optical device, and digital appliance

This infrared optical system using the wavelength range of 3 to 5 μm comprises, in the order from an object side, a first lens having a negative power and formed with a convex meniscus toward an object, a second lens that is convex on both sides, and a cold aperture. A bandpass filter is provided between the second lens and the image surface.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Lens system and imaging apparatus

There is provided a lens system includes a first optical system and forms an intermediate image, which has been formed inside the first optical system by light from an input side, into a final image. The first optical system includes a first subsystem, with the first subsystem including a first lens that is disposed at a position closest to the intermediate image on the input side and moves during focusing and a second lens that is disposed at a position closest to the intermediate image on the output side and moves during focusing..
Theia Technologies Llc

Optical imaging system

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

Imaging lens

An imaging lens includes a first lens group and a second lens group, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. The first lens group includes a first lens having positive refractive power, a second lens, and a third lens.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens, and a seventh lens, disposed in order from an object side to an imaging plane. One or any combination of the first lens to the seventh lens are formed of glass.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

System for producing remote sensing data from near earth orbit

A satellite system operates at altitudes between 180 km and 350 km relying on vehicles including an engine to counteract atmospheric drag to maintain near-constant orbit dynamics. The system operates at altitudes that are substantially lower than traditional satellites, reducing size, weight and cost of the vehicles and their constituent subsystems such as optical imagers, radars, and radio links.
Skeyeon, Inc.

Shear viscosity imaging with acoustic radiation force

Shear waves are generated and measured in viscoelastic phantoms by a single push beam. Using numerical simulations or an analytical function to describe the diffraction of the shear wave, the resulting shear wave motion induced by the applied push beam is calculated with different shear elasticity values and then convolved with a separate expression that describes the effects of viscosity value for the medium.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Method for driving solid-state imaging device

Provided is a method for driving a solid-state imaging device including a unit pixel which includes at least a first pixel including: a photoelectric converter which receives reflected light from an object and converts the reflected light into charge; an exposure resetter which switches between exposure and discharge of the charge in the photoelectric converter; and a plurality of readers which read the charge from the photoelectric converter and include at least a first reader and a second reader. The method includes: performing a first exposure as the exposure that is performed in a first period in which a gate of the first reader is on; and performing a second exposure as the exposure that is performed in a second period which is started in conjunction with the end of the first period and in which a gate of the second reader is on..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Solid-state imaging device

A plurality of pixels of a solid-state imaging device include: a photoelectric converter which receives light from an object and converts the light into charge; a plurality of readers which read the charge from the photoelectric converter; a plurality of charge accumulators which accumulate the charge of the photoelectric converter; and a transfer controller which performs a transfer control including controlling whether the charge is transferred or blocked from being transferred. The readers read the charge of the photoelectric converter to the charge accumulators, the plurality of pixels include at least a first pixel and a second pixel, and the transfer controller performs the transfer control to cause addition of the charge read from each of the first pixel and the second pixel..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Magnetic resonance echo-planar imaging with a zigzag-type trajectory in raw-data space

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for echo-planar mr imaging with which mr signals are entered in raw-data space with a zigzag-type trajectory, a sequence of readout gradients and phase-encoding gradients is applied such that a zigzag-type undersampled trajectory in raw-data space is filled, such that with the signal echoes being shifted by up to a quarter of the acquired raw-data space in the direction of the readout axis. Image data are reconstructed using a parallel-imaging reconstruction algorithm that operates on the raw data acquired in the zigzag-type trajectory, based on an interlaced fourier transform..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Systems and methods for automatic voxel positioning in magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Systems and methods for automated voxel positioning in magnetic resonance spectroscopy (“mrs”) are provided. In some aspects, a method includes receiving magnetic resonance (“mr”) imaging data acquired from a subject using an mr imaging system and registering the mr imaging data to an atlas having a pre-defined volume of interest (“voi”), or segmenting a region of interest (“roi”) directly from the mr data.
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

Electromagnetic shielding for magnetic resonance imaging methods and apparatus

According to some aspects, a portable magnetic resonance imaging system is provided, comprising a b0 magnet configured to produce a b0 magnetic field for an imaging region of the magnetic resonance imaging system, a noise reduction system configured to detect and suppress at least some electromagnetic noise in an operating environment of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system, and electromagnetic shielding provided to attenuate at least some of the electromagnetic noise in the operating environment of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system, the electromagnetic shielding arranged to shield a fraction of the imaging region of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system. According to some aspects, the electromagnetic shield comprises at least one electromagnetic shield structure adjustably coupled to the housing to provide electromagnetic shielding for the imaging region in an amount that can be varied.
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Method for the magnetic resonance examination of a measurement object and to a radio-frequency unit of a magnetic resonance imaging scanner

A method for the magnetic resonance examination of a measurement object is described, in which a measurement sequence is used in which the magnetic resonance response to the transmitted signal during transmission is measured. It is provided that a correction signal corresponding to the transmitted signal be generated and be used for correction of the response signal.
Albert-ludwigs-universitat Freiburg

Systems and methods for improved and efficient determination of the specific absorption rate (sar) in mri

Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) systems and methods to effect improved and more efficient determination of the specific absorption rate (sar) are described. The sar is calculated based upon a derived relationship between a body surface area (bsa) and a portion of the total radio frequency (rf) energy delivered to rf transmit coil that is deposited in the imaging subject, and the scanning is controlled in accordance with the calculated sar..
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Aie luminogens for visualization and treatment of cancer

The present subject matter relates to ate luminogens for visualization and treatment of cancer, particularly aie luminogenic probes for cancer cell visualization and discrimination, lysosome-targeting aiegens for imaging and autophagy visualization, highly fluorescent aie-active theranostic agents for monitoring drug distribution and having anti-tumor activity to specific cancer cells, probes comprising aie luminogens for cancer cell imaging and staining, aie luminogens having clusteroluminogenic features and applications thereof, and methods of preparing thereof.. .
The Hong Kong University Of Science And Technology

Method and high-resolution imaging of cell-cell communication

A vertical cell pairing (vcp) system comprising: a substrate having a top surface; at least one micropit formed in the top surface of the substrate, the at least one micropit being sized to seat a cell; and at least one microtrap positioned adjacent the top surface of the substrate, the at least one microtrap comprising a body having a vertical slot, wherein the vertical slot has an opening and an exit, the vertical slot being sized to pass fluid therethrough but to prevent a cell from passing therethrough; wherein the at least one microtrap is disposed relative to the at least one micropit so that a cell seated in the at least one micropit is in cell-cell communication with a cell disposed at the opening of the vertical slot.. .
The Methodist Hospital

Method for imaging biologic fluid samples using a predetermined distribution

A method for analyzing a biologic fluid sample includes the steps of: a) providing a spatially mapped chamber; b) providing a predetermined repeatable non-uniform spatial distribution of one or more constituents within the sample, which distribution indicates the presence or absence of a statistically significant number of constituents within the sample in each chamber sub-region; c) selecting one or more image techniques for each sub-region based on the presence or absence of the statistically significant number of one or more constituents in that sub-region as indicated by the distribution; d) creating image data representative of the biologic fluid sample in each sub-region, using the one or more image techniques selected for that sub-region; and e) analyzing the sample.. .
Abbott Point Of Care, Inc.

Nano-level evaluation of kerogen-rich reservoir rock

Examples of nano-level evaluation of kerogen-rich reservoir rock are described. A micro-scale beam is formed from kerogen-rich reservoir rock.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

X-ray imaging with a detector capable of resolving photon energy

The present teaching relates to methods, systems, and apparatus for x-ray imaging with a detector capable of resolving photon energy. In one example, an x-ray microscope is disclosed.
Shenzhen Xpectvision Technology Co., Ltd.

Substrate inspection method, computer storage medium and substrate inspection apparatus

A method of inspecting a substrate to be repeatedly treated along a predetermined transfer way in a plurality of kinds of different treatment apparatuses, includes: imaging a substrate that has been treated in one of the treatment apparatuses, to acquire a first substrate image; imaging a substrate that has been an object for imaging the first substrate image and further treated in another treatment apparatus different from the one treatment apparatus after treated in the one treatment apparatus, to acquire a second substrate image; then performing defect inspection, based on the first substrate image and the second substrate image; and identifying, depending on whether or not a defect detected from the second substrate image is not detected from the first substrate image, whether or not the defect is caused by a treatment after the first substrate image is acquired and a treatment before the second substrate image is acquired.. .
Tokyo Electron Limited

Apparatus and the optical detection of inner walls

An apparatus for the optical detection of inner walls includes at least one camera, an optical imaging arrangement, and an illumination arrangement. The apparatus is configured to record in a panoramic view by means of the camera a plurality of regions of an inner wall which are axially offset from one another.
Sac Sirius Advanced Cybernetics Gmbh

Colour measurement of gemstones

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus for measuring a colour parameter of a gemstone. The apparatus comprises a support structure for supporting the gemstone at a measurement location, an illumination system for illuminating the gemstone at the measurement location, an imaging device directed towards the measurement location for obtaining an image of the gemstone, and an image processor for analysing the image of the gemstone.
De Beers Uk Ltd

Method and system for thermal imaging with optical emissions from a device under test

A method for determining change in temperature of an electromagnetically radiating device between un-energized and energized states without contacting the device is disclosed. The method includes establishing a reference image form the device by illuminating the device with an optical signal having a first optical characteristic and capturing the reference image from the device in an un-energized state, establishing an on image form the device by illuminating the device in an energized state, and establishing a modified on image form the device by illuminating the device in the energized state with a modified optical signal having a third illuminating optical characteristic, and comparing the reference image, the on image, and the modified on image to establish changes in reflection as a result of changes in temperature of the device during energization..
Microsanj, Llc

Patterned focal plane arrays of carbon nanotube thin film bolometers with high temperature coefficient of resistance and improved detectivity for infrared imaging

A method of preparation of focal plane arrays of infrared bolometers includes processing carbon nanotubes to increase a temperature coefficient of resistance (tcr), followed by patterning to form focal plane arrays for infrared imaging.. .
Carbon Solutions, Inc.

Thermal imaging system

A thermal imaging system includes an infrared (ir) detector configured to detect ambient ir radiation in a surrounding environment of the ir detector and pulse sequences of mechanically-generated ir radiation in a status message emitted by a portable signaling device mounted on a wearer. The status message represents an operating status of the wearer and a processor operably connected to the ir detector analyzes the pulse sequences in the status message and generates a display message based on the pulse sequences.
Scott Technologies, Inc.

Distance sensor including adjustable focus imaging sensor

In one embodiment, a method for calculating a distance to an object includes simultaneously activating a first projection point and a second projection point of a distance sensor to collectively project a reference pattern into a field of view, activating a third projection point of the distance sensor to project a measurement pattern into the field of view, capturing an image of the field of view, wherein the object, the reference pattern, and the measurement pattern are visible in the image, calculating a distance from the distance sensor to the object based on an appearance of the measurement pattern in the image, detecting a movement of a lens of the distance sensor based on an appearance of the reference pattern in the image, and adjusting the distance as calculated based on the movement as detected.. .
Magik Eye Inc.

Thickness mapping using multispectral imaging

An example system includes a material transport system configured to transport a substantially planar material through a monitoring zone, an illumination source configured to illuminate at least a portion of the material that is within the monitoring zone with light, and a sensor configured to obtain a plurality of consecutive datasets. Datasets indicate, for locations of the material and for a specific wavelength of light, a respective intensity of the light that is of the wavelength and that is received from the location.
Alliance For Sustainable Energy, Llc

Agile imaging system

An agile optical imaging system for optical coherence tomography imaging using a tunable source comprising a wavelength tunable vcl laser is disclosed. The tunable source has long coherence length and is capable of high sweep repetition rate, as well as changing the sweep trajectory, sweep speed, sweep repetition rate, sweep linearity, and emission wavelength range on the fly to support multiple modes of oct imaging.
Praevium Research, Inc.

Method and obtaining a three-dimensional map of tympanic membrane thickness

Methods and apparatus for combining a low coherence interferometry (lci) technique for single-point thickness measurement with videootoscopy for recording the image of a tissue such as the tympanic membrane (tm). Tm thickness distribution maps are obtained by mapping the lci imaging sites onto an anatomically accurate wide-field image of the tm, generated by mosaicking a sequence of multiple small field-of-view video-otoscopy images..
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois

Scanning white-light interferometry system for characterization of patterned semiconductor features

A white light interferometric metrology device operates in the image plane and objective pupil plane. The interferometric metrology device extracts the electric field with complex parameters and that is a function of azimuth angle, angle of incidence and wavelength from interferometric data obtained from the pupil plane.
Nanometrics Incorporated

Sensing of the contents of a bore

An elongate component such as a drill string of drill pipes connected by joint sections inside a bore is sensed using at least one set of electromagnetic coils, the coils within the set being arranged at different angular positions around the bore facing the bore. There may be at least two sets of coils separated along the axial direction of the bore.
Salunda Limited

Ultrasonic imaging device and wells

Methods and devices for imaging wells using ultrasound is described. The devices include a modular imaging device having a telemetry module and a radial imaging module and/or forward imaging module.
Darkvision Technologies Inc.

Genomic alterations in the tumor and circulation of pancreatic cancer patients

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma has the worst overall mortality of any solid tumor, with only 7% of patients surviving after 5 years. To evaluate the clinical implications of genomic alterations in this low cellularity tumor type, we deeply sequenced the genomes of 101 enriched pancreatic adenocarcinomas from patients who underwent potentially curative resections and used non-invasive approaches to examine tumor specific mutations in the circulation of these patients.
The Johns Hopkins University

Cell-permeable probes for identification and imaging of sialidases

Provided herein are novel irreversible sialidase inhibitors. These compounds can be conjugated with a detectable tagging moiety such as azide-annexed biotin via cuaac for isolation and identification of sialidases.
Academina Sinica

Peptidomimetics for imaging the ghrelin receptor

The present invention concerns compositions comprising and methods of identification and use of imaging agents. The imaging agents comprise a growth hormone secretagogues having a conjugated fluoride.
London Health Sciences Centre Research Inc.

Cancer cell-targeting peptide and use thereof

The present invention relates to a peptide targeting a tumor cell and use of the peptide, and more particularly, to a peptide consisting of seq id no: 1 to seq id no: 4 and specifically binding to a tumor cell, a composition including the peptide as an effective ingredient for detecting a tumor cell, a composition including the peptide as an effective ingredient for delivering a drug, and a composition including the peptide as an effective ingredient for imaging. The peptide of the present invention can be used for detection or imaging of a tumor cell in vitro and in vivo by specifically binding to a tumor cell..
Kyungpook National University Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

Elevator shaft dimensions measurement device and elevator shaft dimensions measurement method

Provided is an elevator shaft dimensions measurement device including: a plurality of 3-d distance image sensors which are arranged on a circumference of the same circle, facing the direction of the center of the circle and inclined at an elevation angle with respect to a horizontal plane, and which output measurement data by capturing an image of a pattern irradiated onto the inner walls of an elevator shaft that are imaging objects; and a computer which integrates the measurement data output from the plurality of 3-d distance image sensors at a plurality of height positions in the elevator shaft, generates first integrated measurement data covering 360 degrees in the horizontal direction, aligns the first integrated measurement data to create second integrated measurement data after the alignment, and calculates the dimensions of the elevator shaft on the basis of the second integrated measurement data after the alignment.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

Satellite system

A satellite system operates at altitudes between 100 and 350 km relying on vehicles including a self-sustaining ion engine to counteract atmospheric drag to maintain near-constant orbit dynamics. The system operates at altitudes that are substantially lower than traditional satellites, reducing size, weight and cost of the vehicles and their constituent subsystems such as optical imagers, radars, and radio links.
Skeyeon, Inc.

Configurable ultrasonic imager

An imaging device includes a two dimensional array of piezoelectric elements. Each piezoelectric element includes: a piezoelectric layer; a bottom electrode disposed on a bottom side of the piezoelectric layer and configured to receive a transmit signal during a transmit mode and develop an electrical charge during a receive mode; and a first top electrode disposed on a top side of the piezoelectric layer; and a first conductor, wherein the first top electrodes of a portion of the piezoelectric elements in a first column of the two dimensional array are electrically coupled to the first conductor..
Exo Imaging Inc.

Magnetic imaging guided treatment

Devices and method for magnetic resonance guided rotation of an object positioned within a bore of a magnetic resonance device are provided. The devices and method involve obtaining magnetic resonance measurements and rotating the object based on at least one magnetic resonance measurement.
Aspect Imaging Ltd.

Microfluidic intravital window

A microfluidic intravital window includes an intravital imaging window adapted for implantation adjacent target tissue of a live animal, and a microfluidic fluid source and delivery system physically integrated into the window for controlled delivery of fluids to target tissue via the window. The microfluidic fluid source and delivery system is self-contained and completely located within the intravital imaging window, and includes at least one preloaded fluid reservoir, at least one fluid port in fluidic communication with both the at least one preloaded fluid reservoir and the target tissue, and at least one light activated fluid flow control device situated between the at least one preloaded fluid reservoir and at least one fluid port, to facilitate simultaneous in vivo viewing and remotely controlled fluid delivery to the target tissue..
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, Inc.

Hydrophilic fluorinated molecules for liposomal 19f mri probes with unique mr signatures

Readily available hydrophilic and small organofluorine moieties were condensed via “click chemistry” to generate nonionic hydrophilic fluorinated molecules with unique 19f mr signatures. These were used to fabricate stable liposome formulations for imaging various tissue types.
Texas Children's Hospital

Ligand ionophore conjugates

The invention described herein pertains to ligand-ionophore conjugates, that may also comprise a linked therapeutic agent or imaging agent, and pharmaceutical compositions containing the conjugates. Also described are methods of using the conjugates for increasing the endosomal accumulation and escape of a therapeutic agent, or an imaging agent..
Purdue Research Foundation

System and methods for intraoperative guidance feedbac

Systems and methods for surgical guidance and image registration are provided, in which three-dimensional image data associated with an object or patient is registered to topological image data obtained using a surface topology imaging device. The surface topology imaging device may be rigidly attached to an optical position measurement system that also tracks fiducial markers on a movable instrument.
Ryerson University

Systems and methods for patient-based computer assisted surgical procedures

Surgical systems and methods are disclosed for creating a 3d model of a patient's affected area using an imaging device, using the model to determine an implant orientation and position, creating patient-matched instrumentation, placing the patient-matched instrumentation on the patient's anatomy, registering a computer-assisted surgical tool, and acquiring registration information. The methods and systems also include associating the surgical tool with a computer to perform a computer assisted surgery.
Smith & Nephew, Inc.

Spinal navigation method, spinal navigation system and computer program product

The invention relates to a spinal navigation method. The method comprises the steps of providing a mri, x-ray or ct based two-dimensional image of the spine of a subject and generating an ultrasound two-dimensional image using an ultrasound imaging device on the spine of said subject.
Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam

Ultrasound imaging transducer electrical noise compensation

An ultrasound imaging system (300) includes one or more transducing elements (304). The ultrasound imaging system further includes a system controller (330) configured to control the one or more transducing elements to receive for a predetermined time duration without first transmitting and produce a noise only signal.
B-k Medical Aps

Sparse tracking in acoustic radiation force impulse imaging

Sparse tracking is used in acoustic radiation force impulse imaging. The tracking is performed sparsely.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Localization of imaging target regions and associated systems, devices and methods

Handheld ultrasound imaging devices for identification of target regions are generally described. Medical ultrasound is a popular medical imaging modality primarily used for diagnostic imaging of soft tissue but also for interventional procedures such as guidance of a needle or catheter placement.
Rivanna Medical Llc

Imaging devices having piezoelectric transducers

An imaging system includes: a transceiver cell for generating a pressure wave and converting an external pressure wave into an electrical signal; and a control unit for controlling an operation of the transceiver cell. The transceiver cell includes: a substrate; at least one membrane suspending from the substrate; and a plurality of transducer elements mounted on the at least one membrane.
Exo Imaging Inc.

Ultrasound imaging using apparent point-source transmt transducer

An apparent point-source transmit transducers comprises a substantially constant-thickness shell of piezoelectric material in a shape of a spherical-section. Such transducers may be sized such that a single apparent point-source transmit transducer may produce ultrasound waveforms with substantial energy in a medium to be imaged.

Ultrasound imaging with small-angle adjustment

Methods and systems are provided for an ultrasound probe including a small-angle adjustment element. In one embodiment, the small-angle adjustment element includes a piezoelectric actuator configured to rotate a transducer array of the ultrasound probe in response to electrical signals transmitted to the piezoelectric actuator.
General Electric Company

Guided navigation of an ultrasound probe

Embodiments of the invention provide for the guided navigation of an ultrasound probe. In an embodiment of the invention, an ultrasound navigation assistance method includes acquiring an image by an ultrasound probe of a target organ of a body.
Bay Labs, Inc.

3d ultrasound imaging, associated methods, devices, and systems

Methods, system, and devices that are adapted to restrict the movement of an ultrasound transducer about at least one axis or point, and tag a plurality of frames of electronic signals indicative of information received by the ultrasound transducer with information sensed by an orientation sensor. The methods, system, and devices can generate a 3d ultrasound volume image of the patient by positioning the plurality of tagged frames of electronic signals at their respective orientations relative to the axis or point..
Duke University

Method and visualizing a medical instrument under ultrasound guidance

Systems and methods of facilitating the viewing of interventional instruments (e.g., needles, catheters, guidewires, vascular filters, biopsy probes) are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a portable, handheld or cart-based ultrasound imaging machine is connected to an external laser light source that transmits laser light to a tip of an interventional instrument via one or more optical fibers.
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc.

Operation device and x-ray imaging unit

An operation device (200) for remotely operating an x-ray imaging device (1) includes an operation unit (280), a grip detection unit (240), which determines whether an operation received by the operation unit (280) is a normal operation or an erroneous operation, and a control unit (230), which transmits an operation signal corresponding to the operation to the x-ray imaging device (1). The control unit (230) transmits the signal when the grip detection unit (240) determines that the operation is a normal operation.
Omron Corporation

Fiber-optical realshape sensing for fluoroscopic surgical navigation

A fluoroscopic surgical system employing a fors sensor (40), a navigation controller (70), a fluoroscopic imager (30) and a mechanical connector (50) adjoined to the fluoroscopic imager (30). In operation, mechanical connector (50) is utilized to detachably attach fors senor to fluoroscopic imager (30), whereby navigation controller (70) processes a shape reconstruction of fors sensor (40) relative to a reference point fixed or movable within an operating space (20) for controlling a tracking of fluoroscopic imager (30) within the operating space (20).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Imaging capsule location detection

An imaging capsule configured to be swallowed to scan the gastrointestinal tract of a person from the inside, including a radiation source providing x-ray and gamma radiation for scanning the gastrointestinal tract, a pressure sensor for measuring the internal pressure in the imaging capsule; and wherein the imaging capsule is configured to control the emission of radiation from within the imaging capsule responsive to the measurements of the pressure sensor.. .
Check-cap Ltd.

Control radiographic system

In a radiographic system in which long length imaging is performed by combining a plurality of radiographic apparatuses whose preparatory periods from a request of radiation exposure to start of accumulation are different, a control apparatus controls the plurality of radiographic apparatuses and a radiation generation apparatus so that an exposure period of the radiation generation apparatus is included in a period in which accumulation periods of all the radiographic apparatuses overlap.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Synthetic data-driven hemodynamic determination in medical imaging

In hemodynamic determination in medical imaging, the classifier is trained from synthetic data rather than relying on training data from other patients. A computer model (in silico) may be perturbed in many different ways to generate many different examples.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Vessel cross-sectional area measurement using ct angiography

A method of measuring vessel cross-sectional area includes imaging the cross-sectional area of the vessel, wherein the imaging includes: a central calibration region of interest (roi) of the vessel to obtain a true hounsfield unit (hu); an object roi that includes a vessel area affected by a partial volume effect to obtain an object hu; a ring roi that is outside the object roi to obtain a background hu; and integrating the true hu, the object hu, and the background hu to calculate the cross-sectional area.. .
The Regents Of The University Of California

Multi-energy spectrum x-ray imaging recognizing article using multi-energy spectrum x-ray imaging system

The present disclosure provides a method for recognizing an article using a multi-energy spectrum x-ray imaging system and a multi-energy spectrum x-ray imaging system. The method comprises: recognizing an application scenario and/or priori information of the article; selecting a parameter mode suitable for the article from a plurality of parameter modes stored in the multi-energy spectrum x-ray imaging system based on the recognized application scenario and/or priori information; and recognizing the article using the selected parameter mode, wherein the plurality of parameter modes are obtained by optimizing system parameters of the multi-energy spectrum x-ray imaging system under a specific condition using a training sample library for various articles..
Nuctech Company Limited

X-ray reduction system

A multiple frame x-ray imaging system is disclosed with capability of differential x-ray exposure of different input areas of an image intensifier or other x-ray detector. Collimators are provided to control the amount of radiation in various regions of the image and image processing is provided to provide the display of images of different qualities..
Controlrad Systems Inc.

Mobile imaging system and method

A mobile fluoroscopic imaging system having a portable radiation source capable of emitting radiation in both single and, alternatively, pulse emissions and adapted to move in all degrees of freedom; a portable detector operable to detect radiation from the radiation source, wherein the detector is adapted to move independently of the radiation source in all degrees of freedom; the radiation source and detector each comprises an alignment sensor in communication with a computer; the computer is in communication with the radiation source and the detector; the position, distance and orientation of the radiation source and the detector are established by the computer; and the computer sends an activation signal to the radiation source to indicate when radiation may be emitted. Preferably, the radiation source is prevented from emission of radiation until the detector and the radiation source have achieved predetermined alignment conditions..

Mobile fluoroscopic imaging system

Disclosed herein is a mobile fluoroscopic imaging system, and methods of use. A table top imaging system can include a support, an x-ray source carried by the support, an x-ray detector carried by the support and positionable at a distance from the source; a primary x-ray propagation axis extending between the source and the detector.
Orthoscan, Inc.

Dual energy differential phase contrast imaging

A grating based interferometric x-ray imaging apparatus having an interferometer (if). The interferometer comprises at least one grating (g1).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Dental image collection device providing optical alignment features and related system and methods

A dental imaging system may include an x-ray source, a first optical alignment device, and a dental image collection device. The dental image collection device may include a mouthpiece, at least one electronic x-ray sensor carried by the mouthpiece, and a second optical alignment device carried by the mouthpiece and cooperating with the first optical alignment device to facilitate optically aligning the mouthpiece with the x-ray source.
Harris Corporation

Devices and methods for a neonate incubator, capsule and cart

Systems and method for positioning a neonate within an imaging device are provided. A capsule incubator, a cart, and a docking incubator are used to move a baby between an imaging device and a incubator, such that a baby can be imagined without having to move the baby from its environment..
Aspect Imaging Ltd.

Multi-phase flow decomposition using electrical capacitance volume tomography sensors

The present invention provides a system and method for multi-phase flow decomposition using electrical capacitance imaging techniques. The present invention provides a system and method to obtain permittivity distributions at a plurality of frequency markers using volume tomography image reconstruction to determine volume fraction of each phase and to produce images of the volume fraction for each phase..
Tech4imaging Llc

Biological information detection apparatus that includes a light source projecting a near-infrared pattern onto an object and an imaging system including first photodetector cells detecting near-infrared wavelength light and second photodetector cells detecting visible wavelength light

A biological information detection apparatus includes: a light source which projects a pattern of near-infrared light onto an object including a living body; an imaging system which includes first photodetector cells detecting light in a near-infrared wavelength range and second photodetector cells detecting light in a visible wavelength range, and generates a first image signal representing a first image, which is an image taken in the near-infrared wavelength range, of the object on which the pattern is projected, and a second image signal representing a second image of the object taken in the visible wavelength range; and a calculator which calculates biological information concerning the living body using at least one selected from the group consisting of the first and second image signals.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Near-infrared lasers for non-invasive monitoring of glucose, ketones, hba1c, and other blood constituents

An imaging device includes laser diodes (lds) generating near-infrared wavelength light, lenses configured to deliver the light to tissue, a first receiver having one or more detectors, and a first part with at least one of the lds capable of being pulsed. The first receiver receives light reflected from the tissue and is synchronized to the pulsed light and configured to perform a time-of-flight measurement.
Omni Medsci, Inc.

Multispectral synchronized imaging

A multispectral synchronized imaging system is provided. A multispectral light source of the system includes: blue, green and red leds, and one or more non-visible light sources, each being independently addressable and configured to emit, in a sequence: at least visible white light, and non-visible light in one or more given non-visible frequency ranges.

Methods, systems, and devices for imaging microscopic tumors

The disclosed apparatus, systems and methods relate to interventional magnetic resonance imaging (imri). More specifically, clinical applications of the disclosed include magnetic resonance (mr) guided procedures such as endovascular interventions, percutaneous biopsies or deep brain stimulation.
Regents Of The University Of California

Image-assisted diagnostic evaluation

Disclosed herein is a framework for facilitating image-assisted diagnostic evaluation. In accordance with one aspect of the framework, imaging parameters used in acquiring a treatment image of a portion of patient anatomy are automatically recorded during an imaging examination.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Ophthalmic apparatus

An ophthalmic apparatus includes: an imaging optical system that includes a light projecting optical system for projecting light to an aca region of a subject's eye, and a light receiving optical system including a light receiving element for receiving reflected light from the aca region; an alignment driver configured to change a positional relationship between the subject's eye and the imaging optical system; an imaging processor configured to generate an aca image based on a signal output from the light receiving element; and a controller configured to detect a feature point in an aca of the subject's eye from the aca image, and that adjust the positional relationship in accordance with a position of the feature point in the aca image.. .
Nidek Co., Ltd.

Smartphone-based handheld ophthalmic examination devices

Various examples of methods, systems and devices are provided for ophthalmic examination. In one example, a handheld system includes an optical imaging assembly coupled to a user device that includes a camera aligned with optics of the optical imaging assembly.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, image processing method, and computer readable storage medium

An image processing apparatus including: a measurement signal acquiring unit configured to acquire measurement signals obtained by performing optical coherence tomography on the subject; a base signal acquiring unit configured to acquire a base signal based on the measurement signals; a calculating unit configured to calculate phase shifts between the measurement signals and the base signal; a smoothing unit configured to smooth the phase shifts; an adjusting unit configured to adjust phases of the measurement signals corresponding to the smoothed phase shifts based on the smoothed phase shifts; a generating unit configured to generate a background signal corresponding to a noise component based on the phase-adjusted measurement signals; a subtracting unit configured to subtract the background signal from the phase-adjusted measurement signals; and an image generation unit configured to generate a tomographic image of the subject based on the phase-adjusted measurement signals from which the background signal is subtracted.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical imaging system and device

A patient monitoring, feeding, and mechanical breathing system, the system including an endotracheal probe including a first longitudinal member connected to a first camera and a semi-rigid longitudinal member inserted in an et tube such that the first camera is aligned with a tip of the et tube; an og probe including a second longitudinal member configured to be inserted in an oral gastro (og) tube, the second longitudinal member including a side camera, configured to be placed facing a window of the og tube, wherein the side camera includes a tapered side; an enhanced og probe, including a second camera and a motion sensor placed at the tip of the enhanced og tube; a device communicatively coupled to the endotracheal, og and enhanced og probes, and having a screen configured to display images from any of the first camera, the side camera, and the second camera.. .

Direct vision cryosurgical probe and methods of use

A direct vision cryosurgical and methods of use are described herein where the device may generally comprise an elongated rigid structure with a distal end, a proximal end, and a central lumen. The distal end may comprise a non-coring optically transparent needle tip with at least one lateral fenestration in communication with the central lumen.
Arrinex, Inc.

Imaging and forming method using projection operation and back projection method

A method of the present invention comprises: manufacturing a two-dimensional or three-dimensional real image using a projection operation and back projection method, and also comprises: completing two-dimensional display, three-dimensional display, two-dimensional printing and three-dimensional printing using the real image. The present invention belongs to the field of flat-panel display, the field of 3d stereographic display, the technical field of printing, the field of rapid prototyping, the field of additive manufacturing, and the field of 3d printing.

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

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Hitachi, Ltd.

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Component mounting device and component mounting method

A component mounting device includes a mounting head that mounts a component at a mounting position on a substrate, an imaging section capable of imaging the mounting position on the substrate, and a controller that determines a mounting state by comparing images of the mounting position before and after mounting of the component captured by the imaging section. The controller is configured to determine the mounting state by comparing the images before and after mounting of the component during operation from completion of mounting of the component to completion of mounting of a subsequent component..
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

Heating cooker

Provided are a heating unit, an imaging unit that captures an image of an interior of a heating chamber, a setting unit that sets heating control details, and a storage that registers the captured image and the set heating control details in association with each other. Further provided area plural-article determination unit that determines whether a plurality of types of foods are present, a similarity determination unit that determines a degree of similarity of a plurality of images, a control detail identification unit that identifies heating control details corresponding to a food included in a captured image in accordance with a determination result obtained by the similarity determination unit, and a controller.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Head mounted display device and providing visual aid using same

An external scene image captured by an external scene imaging electronic camera attached to a head mounted display (hmd) is projected and displayed onto an image display screen arranged in front of the eyes of the user as a virtual image with a suitable viewing distance corresponding to the visual acuity of the user. At this time, for each object image presented in the virtual image of the external scene image, the virtual image is processed and formatted to add a predetermined degree of binocular disparity and image blur to the virtual image projected and displayed on the right and the left image display screen on the basis of a predetermined converted distance calculated from the real distance of each object.
Maxell, Ltd.

Image processing method, imaging apparatus, and method performed thereby

An image processing method includes determining whether a color of a current pixel of a first imitating image is same as a color of a related pixel of a color block image; when the same, using a pixel value of the related pixel as a pixel value of the current pixel; and when not the same, using pixel values of a related pixel unit to calculate the pixel value of the current pixel through interpolation. A color of the related pixel unit is same as the current pixel.
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Lt D.

Projection system

A projection system includes an invisible light projector, a background member, an imaging unit, an image generator, and a visible light projector. The invisible light projector projects a predetermined invisible light image onto the object via invisible light.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging apparatus, a manufacturing method of the same and an electronic device which can make an apparatus size further smaller. A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a laminate of a first structure in which a pixel array unit in which pixels that perform photoelectric conversion are two-dimensionally arranged is formed and a second structure in which an output circuit unit configured to output pixel signals output from the pixels to an outside of an apparatus is formed.
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device

Provided is a solid-state imaging device capable of increasing the speed of an a/d converter. The solid-state imaging device includes a successive approximation a/d converter that performs a/d conversion on an analog pixel signal.
Renesas Electronics Corporation

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array unit in which a plurality of imaging pixels configured to generate an image, and a plurality of phase difference detection pixels configured to perform phase difference detection are arranged, each of the plurality of phase difference detection pixels including a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a plurality of floating diffusions configured to convert charges stored in the plurality of photoelectric conversion units into voltage, and a plurality of amplification transistors configured to amplify the converted voltage in the plurality of floating diffusions.. .
Sony Corporation

Image sensor, imaging method, and electronic apparatus

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

Photoelectric conversion device and imaging system

A photoelectric conversion device includes a voltage supply portion configured to set a bias state of a photoelectric conversion layer to each of a reverse bias state and a forward bias state by supplying a plurality of voltages having respective different values to at least one of a first electrode portion and a second electrode portion, wherein, during the forward bias state, a current flows between the first electrode portion and the second electrode portion.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a first semiconductor substrate to which light is incident; a second semiconductor substrate stacked to the first semiconductor substrate; n first photoelectric conversion devices periodically arranged in the first semiconductor substrate and generating first electric charge signals; n first reading circuits arranged in correspondence with the n first photoelectric conversion devices in the first semiconductor substrate, respectively, each of the n first reading circuits accumulating the first electric charge signal outputting a signal voltage corresponding to the accumulated first electric charge signal as a first pixel signal; a driving circuit sequentially outputting the first pixel signal; m second photoelectric conversion devices periodically arranged in one of the first/second semiconductor substrates and generating second electric charge signals; and m second reading circuits sequentially outputting a second pixel signal, wherein m and n are natural numbers equal to 2 or more than 2.. .
Olympus Corporation

Dual aperture zoom digital camera

A dual-aperture zoom digital camera operable in both still and video modes. The camera includes wide and tele imaging sections with respective lens/sensor combinations and image signal processors and a camera controller operatively coupled to the wide and tele imaging sections.
Corephotonics Ltd.

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program

An image processing apparatus including an interface that receives an input identifying a subject, and a processor that generates a panoramic image based on captured image data so that the subject is positioned in a reference position in the panoramic image.. .
Sony Corporation

Imaging device and electronic device

The present disclosure provides an imaging device including a wide-angle camera and a telephoto camera. A field of view of the telephoto camera is located in a field of view of the wide-angle camera, the telephoto camera includes a telephoto lens.
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a plurality of operating parts and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to invalidate an operation input with respect to a specific function among a plurality of functions assigned to the plurality of operating parts, according to a prescribed operation made by a user..

Imaging apparatus, control imaging apparatus, and storage medium storing control program of imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit and a control unit. The imaging unit accumulates electric charges synchronously with an imaging control signal to generate an imaging signal.
Olympus Corporatoin

Imaging device remotely controllable from external device, controlling imaging device, and recording medium

An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a control unit that controls an imaging process that uses the imaging unit, a communication unit that communicates with an external device, and a communication control unit that, upon receipt of a press state of an image capture command button on the external device, provides the control unit with the press state. If the image capture command button is indicated as being pressed, the communication control unit provides the control unit with the press state in response to receipt of the press state.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Underwater imaging apparatus, controlling an underwater imaging apparatus, and program for controlling an underwater imaging apparatus

An imaging unit is configured to capture an image of a subject in the water. A lighting unit is configured to illuminate the subject.
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

Imaging device, control method thereof, and recording medium

An imaging device includes an image sensor that converts a subject image formed by a photographing lens into an electrical signal and outputs the electrical signal, a mechanical shutter that controls the image sensor to be in a light-shielding state or in an exposed state, and a display device that performs a live-view display according to an output of the image sensor. The imaging device causes the image sensor to start imaging of a live view after photographing a still image, detects that the mechanical shutter is in a fully open state, after the start of the imaging, and performs a ranging operation or the like according to the output of the image sensor obtained by imaging the live view, after the detection..
Olympus Corporation

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus comprises: an imaging optical-system that includes a first optical-system and a second optical-system having imaging characteristics different from each other and being arranged concentrically; and an image sensor that has a plurality of pixels composed of photoelectric conversion elements two-dimensionally arranged, respectively pupil-divides light incident through the optical-systems, and selectively receives the light by the pixels. With the imaging apparatus, the light amount of the light incident on the image sensor through each of the optical-systems is adjusted, and interference is prevented.
Fujifilm Corporation

Vehicle vision system with color correction

A method for processing color image data captured by a vehicular camera to correct for color error includes providing a color camera with an imaging array having a plurality of photosensors, disposing one or more spectral filters at or in front of photosensors of the imaging array, and disposing the color camera at a vehicle so as to have a field of view exterior of the vehicle. An image processor is provided that processes image data captured by the color camera.
Magna Electronics Inc.

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging apparatus for use with a subject may include a light source structured to irradiate the subject with a yellow light, a magenta light and a cyan light at a delayed illumination timing; and a plurality of photodetectors structured to detect the intensity of the light coming from the subject when the yellow light is irradiated, the intensity of the light coming from the subject when the magenta light is irradiated, and the intensity of the light coming from the subject when the cyan light is irradiated.. .
Nidec Sankyo Corporation

Reading module and image reading device and image forming apparatus therewith

A reading module has a light source, an optical system imaging, as image light, reflected light of light radiated from the light source to a document, a sensor where a plurality of imaging regions for converting the image light imaged by the optical system into an electrical signal are arranged next to each other in the main scanning direction, and a housing the light source, the optical system, and the sensor. The optical system has a mirror array where a plurality of reflection mirrors whose reflection surfaces are aspherical concave surfaces are coupled together in an array in the main scanning direction, and an aperture stop portion adjusting the amount of the image light reflected from the reflection mirror.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Reading module and image reading device and image forming apparatus therewith

A reading module has a light source, an optical system imaging, as image light, reflected light of the light radiated from the light source to the document, and a sensor converting the image light imaged by the optical system into an electrical signal. The optical system has a mirror array in which reflection mirrors are coupled together in an array in the main scanning direction and an aperture stop portion having a first aperture adjusting the amount of image light reflected from a reflection mirror and a second aperture shielding stray light that enters the first aperture from an adjacent reflection mirror.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

System for distributing image scanning tasks to networked devices

A scan task system includes a plurality of imaging devices, including mfds, dedicated scanners, or mobile phones with scanning or camera functions. The system notifies a user or a number of users when a particular document needs to be scanned and transmitted to a specific destination.
Y Soft Scanning Solutions S.r.o.

Masking latency in usb photo capture

Methods and devices for masking latency may include detecting a pause in receiving an image stream from an imaging device and generating one or more virtual image frames, each including a status indicator to indicate a status of the imaging device when the pause in receiving the image stream is detected. The methods and devices may also include generating, at the operating system, a data stream with the one or more virtual image frames inserted after a last image frame of the received image stream.
Microsoft Technology Licensing , Llc

Photoelectric conversion device, drive photoelectric conversion device, and imaging system

A photoelectric conversion device includes: a first electrode; a second electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer arranged between the first electrode and the second electrode; a floating gate electrode connected to the second electrode and adapted to accumulate signal charges generated in the photoelectric conversion layer; an amplification transistor adapted to output a signal corresponding to a potential of the floating gate electrode; and a charge injection portion arranged between the first electrode and the photoelectric conversion layer and adapted to inject opposite polarity charges of signal charges from the first electrode to the photoelectric conversion layer to reset signal charges accumulated in the floating gate electrode.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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

A solid-state imaging element including: a sensor substrate in which a photoelectric conversion section is arranged and formed; a circuit substrate in which a circuit for driving the photoelectric conversion section is formed, the circuit substrate being laminated to the sensor substrate; a sensor side electrode drawn out to a surface of the sensor substrate on a side of the circuit substrate and formed as one of a projection electrode and a depression electrode; and a circuit side electrode drawn out to a surface of the circuit substrate on a side of the sensor substrate, formed as one of the depression electrode and the projection electrode, and joined to the sensor side electrode in a state of the circuit side electrode and the sensor side electrode being fitted together.. .
Sony Corporation

Solid-state image sensor, photoelectric conversion film, electron blocking layer, imaging apparatus, and electronic device

The present technology can be applied to a solid-state image sensor.. .

Photoelectric conversion element and solid-state imaging device

A photoelectric conversion element according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes: a first electrode and a second electrode facing each other; and a photoelectric conversion layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, and including a first organic semiconductor material, a second organic semiconductor material, and a third organic semiconductor material that have mother skeletons different from one another. The first organic semiconductor material is one of fullerenes and fullerene derivatives.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Imaging device

Provided is an imaging device including a substrate; a pixel array in which pixels are arranged in a two-dimensional manner on the substrate, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit that accumulates charges generated from an incident light, a charge holding unit that holds the charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit, and an amplification unit that receives the charges transferred from the charge holding unit; and a light-shielding portion arranged to cover at least the charge holding unit. The photoelectric conversion unit and the charge holding unit in each pixel are aligned in a first direction in a top view orthogonal to the substrate.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Photoelectric conversion device and imaging system

A photoelectric conversion device includes a blocking unit located between a photoelectric conversion layer and a second electrode unit and configured to cause electric charge having a first polarity to be injected from the photoelectric conversion layer into the second electrode unit and to prevent electric charge having a second polarity opposite to the first polarity from being injected from the photoelectric conversion layer into the second electrode unit, and a voltage supply unit configured to supply a second voltage to one of a first electrode unit and the second electrode unit such that electric charge having the first polarity is prevented from being injected from the photoelectric conversion layer into the second electrode unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Metamaterial photocathode for detection and imaging of infrared radiation

Exemplary metamaterial photocathodes enable detection of light from visible through long wave infrared wavelengths. Metamaterial stacks, comprising gold, silicon, and cesium-oxide, coupled to a semiconductor allow hot electrons to efficiently enter a vacuum.
The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

Display control device, display system, and display control method

A display control device includes: a detector that detects an operating state of a light emitting device that is provided to a vehicle and blinks; and an output controller that, when the detector detects an operation of the light emitting device, outputs a peripheral image captured by an imaging device that images a periphery of the vehicle at timing at which the light emitting device is off, and outputs notification information representing that the light emitting device is operating.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Aircraft flight plan systems

In accordance with at least one aspect of this disclosure, a computer implemented method includes receiving imaging data from an imaging system of an aircraft, and creating a new flight plan or a modified flight plan of the aircraft based on the imaging data. The method can include transmitting the new flight plan or the modified flight plan to a control system of the aircraft..
American Robotics, Inc.

Light field light source orientation augmented reality and virtual reality and front-end device

The present invention relates to a light field light source orientation method for augmented reality and virtual reality and a front-end device. The method comprises: a: identifying a target marker; b.
Pacific Future Limited

System, method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating 3-dimensional video images

A computer system for displaying spherical video images is described. The computer system includes a user computing device including a display device and a processor coupled to the display device.
Adcor Magnet Systems, Llc

Method for modelling an image device, corresponding computer program product and computer-readable carrier medium

A method for modelling an imaging device including an image sensor and an optical system is disclosed. The optical system has an aperture iris diaphragm defining an entrance pupil of the optical system.
Thomson Licensing

Methods and bone segmentation in magnetic resonance images

Methods and apparatus for processing magnetic resonance imaging (mri) data to perform bone segmentation. Mri data comprising a set of gradient-echo images acquired throughout a spin echo is processed to generate a bone segmentation image.
Children's Medical Center Corporation

Bonded wafer metrology

Wafer edge profile images are analyzed at locations around a bonded wafer, which may have a top wafer and a carrier wafer. An offset curve is generated based on the wafer edge profile images.
Kla-tencor Corporation

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, image processing method, image processing program, and recording medium

One or more image processing apparatuses, imaging apparatuses, image processing methods, image processing programs, and recording mediums are provided herein. At least one image processing apparatus includes a hue obtaining unit configured to perform a noise reduction process on an input image or a first hue of the input image so as to obtain a second hue having reduced noise, an extraction unit configured to extract a plurality of pixels from the input image based on the second hue having the reduced noise, and an estimation unit configured to estimate diffuse reflection components based on the plurality of extracted pixels..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing method and apparatus, and electronic device

An image processing method and apparatus, and an electronic device are provided. The image sensor is controlled to output the compositing image.
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.

Passenger information detection device and program

A passenger information detection device includes: an acquisition unit that acquires an image imaged by an imaging device that is provided in an interior space of a vehicle to image a passenger seated on a seat and a detection value of a load sensor provided on the seat; a first calculation unit that calculates first information that is information on a face of the passenger from the image; and a second calculation unit that calculates second information that is information on a body size of the passenger based on the first information and the detection value.. .
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

Object recognition device

An object recognition device according to an embodiment includes a camera that captures an image of an imaging area. A storage device stores, for each of a plurality of registered objects, dictionary feature information for identifying the corresponding object and dictionary boundary information for identifying an actual boundary area of the corresponding object.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Biological information detection device and biological information detection method

A biological information detection device includes an imaging unit that images reflected light from a target object and outputs a video signal including a plurality of wavelength components, a reflected light analysis unit that obtains a wavelength and an intensity of the reflected light from the video signal, a wavelength fluctuation detection unit that detects difference between the wavelength of the reflected light of each time and the wavelength of the reflected light of a time before each of the time, and a pulse detecting unit that detects a change in accordance with a time of the detected difference as a pulse.. .

Method of detecting gas-producing microbial colonies

A first method comprises using an imaging device to produce a plurality of images of a culture device, analyzing a first image to identify a microorganism colony at a first location, analyzing a second image to identify a gas bubble at a second location, and determining whether the first location is proximate the second location. A second method comprises analyzing an image of a culture device to detect gas bubbles and classifying the gas bubbles according to a size parameter associated with each of the gas bubbles.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Thin flat type optical imaging sensor and flat panel display embedding the same

The present disclosure relates to a flat panel display embedding an optical imaging sensor such as a fingerprint image sensor. The present disclosure suggests a flat panel type optical image sensor comprising: a cover plate having a sensing area; a light incident film disposed at a side under the cover plate; a light radiating film disposed under the cover plate corresponding to the sensing area; a low refractive layer under the light incident film and the light radiating film; a light source disposed under the light incident film; and a light sensor disposed under the light incident film..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.

Methods and systems for compliance accreditation for medical diagnostic imaging

Methods and systems are provided for automatically determining compliance of industry standard protocols and/or accreditation standards for medical diagnostic imaging, such as for ultrasound imaging systems. The systems and methods select a first medical image from a set of medical images, and identify a structure of interest based on a diagnostic selection.
General Electric Company

Head-mounted display device, computer program, and control head-mounted display device

An hmd includes an image display section configured to display an image in a display region to be transmitted through an outside scene and recognizable together with the outside scene, a camera and an imaging control section configured to detect a pointer associated with a motion of the user in a region including at least a range in which the image is transmitted through the image display section, and a display control section configured to cause the image display section to display, in the display region, an image indicating a detection state of the pointer by the camera and the imaging control section and cause the display section to display a candidate of input content corresponding to at least any one of a movement, a shape, and a position of the pointer detected by the camera and the imaging control section.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Fuser architecture for enabling interchangeability in an imaging device

An imaging device having a fuser and print engine architecture that enables complete interchangeability between fuser types with a common print engine. The imaging device has a frame configured to separately receive a first fuser assembly of a first fuser type and a second fuser assembly of a second fuser type different from the first fuser type.
Lexmark International, Inc.

Image reading device and image forming apparatus therewith

An image reading device has a reading module including a light source, an optical system having a mirror array where reflection mirrors are coupled together in the main scanning direction and an aperture stop portion, a sensor where imaging regions for converting the image light imaged by the optical system into an electrical signal are arranged, and a housing, and has a reference drawing pattern determining connection positions between the imaging regions. The reference drawing pattern is composed of a plurality of pixel cut lines arranged to correspond to boundary lines between the reflection mirrors.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Multifocal stabilization of optical systems

Methods and apparatus for deep microscopic super resolution imaging use two independent and variable focal planes. Movements of fiducial markers imaged using one focal plane are monitored and used to provide real-time or near real-time correction for sample drift.
The University Of British Columbia

Confocal imaging of an object utilising a pinhole array

A confocal imaging apparatus for inspecting an object comprises a light source operative to project light to illuminate the object, and an imaging device for receiving light reflected from the object along a lighting path located between the object and the imaging device. A pinhole array comprising a plurality of pinholes is positioned along the lighting path such that light reflected from the object is passed through the pinhole array.
Asm Technology Singapore Pte Ltd

Systems and methods for an interchangeable illumination filter set for use in a structured illumination imaging system

An apparatus for generating structured illumination images, comprising a housing; imaging optics mounted within the housing, the imaging optics configured to focus illumination from an illumination source such that an in-focus pattern of light corresponding to a pattern on a photomask is projected onto a sample; a reflector mounted within the housing and configured to reflect the illumination to a sample; a filter apparatus, comprising one or more filters mounted within the housing, the filter apparatus configured to allow only emissions from the illuminated sample to pass through to the sensor; and mounting features on the housing, the mounting features configured to allow the apparatus to be installed within an imaging system.. .
Life Technologies Corporation

Imaging lens

An imaging lens includes a first lens group and a second lens group, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. The first lens group includes a positive first lens, a second lens, and a third lens.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

An imaging lens includes a first lens group and a second lens group, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. The first lens group includes a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

An imaging lens includes a first lens group and a second lens group, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. The first lens group includes a positive first lens, a positive second lens, and a negative third lens.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Imaging optical system

An imaging optical system includes a positive or negative first lens group, a diaphragm and a positive second lens group. The first lens group includes a positive lens element, provided closest to the object side, that has an aspherical surface on the object side thereof, the aspherical surface including a paraxial convex surface convexing toward the object side.
Hoya Corporation

Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system includes a first lens having a convex image-side surface, a second lens having a convex object-side surface, a third lens having a concave image-side surface, a fourth lens having a concave object-side surface, a fifth lens having a concave image-side surface, a sixth lens having a concave object-side surface, and a seventh lens having refractive power. The first to seventh lenses are sequentially disposed to be spaced apart from each other by an interval in a direction from an object side toward an imaging plane..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system is described including first to sixth lenses sequentially disposed from an object side to an image side, and an image sensor configured to convert incident light reflected from a subject, having passed through the first to sixth lenses, into an electrical signal. One of the first to sixth lenses includes a spherical object-side surface and another of the first to sixth lenses includes corresponding aspherical object-side surfaces.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system includes a first lens having a concave image-side surface, a second lens having a concave image-side surface, and a third lens having a positive refractive power. The optical imaging system includes a fourth lens having a positive refractive power and a concave object-side surface, a fifth lens, a sixth lens having a positive refractive power, and a seventh lens having a concave object-side surface.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Aspheric apochromatic optical system

The invention provides an optical imaging lens assembly comprising two lens elements (a positive optical power lens element and a negative optical power lens element) separated by an air gap. The positive lens element of the system may comprise fluorite crystal (caf2) or other material with similar optical properties.

Flat panel display embedding optical imaging sensor

The present disclosure relates to a flat panel display embedding an optical imaging sensor such as a fingerprint image sensor. The present disclosure suggests a flat panel display embedding an image sensor comprising: a display panel including a display area and a non-display area; and a directional optical unit having a length and a width corresponding to the display panel and a thickness, and attached on a top surface of the display panel, wherein the directional optical unit provides a sensing light to the display area, and wherein the sensing light is collimated and directionized to a predetermined direction..
Lg Display Co., Ltd.

X-ray scanning for inspection of packages on ground

A portable scanner is presented that is especially suited for x-ray inspection of packages that are left behind on rough terrain. An x-ray source and a linear detector are used to implement a transmissive x-ray imaging of an object or a package.

Radiation imaging apparatus and radiation imaging system

An apparatus includes a controller and a power supply circuit. The controller performs first control for resetting a plurality of sensors before start of radiation irradiation, second control to accumulate charges in the plurality of sensors after the start of the radiation irradiation, and third control to output the signal read out from the plurality of sensors after the second control..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus and imaging control method

The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and an imaging control method, which can change a distance measuring accuracy according to a distance from the imaging apparatus to an object. The imaging apparatus includes a control unit that controls outputs of an irradiation signal including an irradiation code and a reference signal including a reference code, and an imaging unit that includes a photoelectric conversion element, generates a pixel signal indicating correlation between reception light incident into the photoelectric conversion element and the reference signal, and generates a distance pixel signal based on a distance to an object on the basis of a ratio between a first pixel signal in a case where a first combination of the irradiation signal and the reference signal is used and a second pixel signal in a case where a second combination of the irradiation signal and the reference signal is used.
Sony Corporation

Distance-measuring imaging device and solid-state imaging device

A distance-measuring imaging device includes: a drive controller that outputs a light emission signal and an exposure signal; a light source; a solid-state imager that performs exposure to reflected light; and a tof calculator that calculates a distance to an object using an imaging signal. The drive controller: cyclically outputs a first exposure signal group in which, before an exposure period of one exposure signal ends, an exposure period of at least one other exposure signal starts; and outputs a second exposure signal group having a dead zone period during which all exposure signals are in a non-exposure period.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging system and method using improved modulated excitation

An imaging system that utilizes deterministic bit sequences modulated onto an in-phase component of a carrier frequency and continuously transmitted via a transducer and received for imaging a medium and/or environment is provided. The received signal is demodulated by an in-phase demodulator and a quadrature demodulator and the demodulated components are processed to provide a spatial mapping of a medium or environment being imaged..
8517401 Canada Inc.

Object detection apparatus and object detection method

An object detection apparatus includes a fusion target generation section that generates a fusion target by combining first target information, which is acquired as a reflected wave of a carrier wave, of an object present ahead of an own vehicle and second target information, which is acquired by image processing by an imaging unit, of the object present ahead of the own vehicle, and that detects the object by using the fusion target. The apparatus includes a first lateral position acquisition means that acquires a first lateral position indicating a position of the object with respect to a width direction of the own vehicle by using the fusion target, a second lateral position acquisition means that acquires a second lateral position indicating a position of the object with respect to the width direction of the own vehicle by using the second target information, and a lateral position selection means that selects, as a lateral position of the object, the lateral position closest to the own vehicle between the first lateral position and the second lateral position..
Denso Corporation

Adaptive post beamformation synthetic aperture for ultrasound imaging

Coherent combination of ultrasound data for collinear receive beams adapts to the ultrasound data. Beam-to-beam coherence metrics, such as correlation coefficient and/or phase change or functions of these parameters, are used to adapt weighting of the ultrasound data for the receive beams prior to combination or to adapt the results of the combination..
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus

In one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes memory circuitry configured to store a predetermined program; and processing circuitry configured, by executing the predetermined program, to set an fse type pulse sequence in which an excitation pulse is followed by a plurality of refocusing pulses, the plurality of the refocusing being divided into at least a first pulse group subsequent to the excitation pulse and a second pulse group subsequent to the first pulse group, the first pulse group including refocusing pulses having a predetermined high flip angle, and the second pulse group including refocusing pulses having flip angles decreased from the predetermined high flip angle toward a flip angle of zero, and generate an image of an object from respective mr signals corresponding to the plurality of refocusing pulses acquired by applying the fast spin echo type pulse sequence to the object.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Time-domain mri

A system for performing time-domain magnetic resonance imaging comprises an excitation device for transiently exciting a sample thereby causing the sample to emit an mri signal. A receiving coil receives the mri signal.
Umc Utrecht Holding B.v.

Mr imaging using a stack-of stars acquisition

The invention relates to a method of mr imaging of at least an object (10) placed in an examination volume of a mr device (1). It is an object of the invention to enable fast mr imaging using the stack-of-stars acquisition scheme with a reduced level of streaking artifacts.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Circuits for magnetic resonance imaging systems for integrated parallel reception, excitation, and shimming

Systems, methods and devices are configured for integrated parallel reception, excitation, and shimming (ipres). Parallel transmit/receive (which can include b1 shimming and/or parallel imaging capabilities) and b0 shimming employ the same set of localized coils or transverse electromagnetic (tem) coil elements, with each coil or tem element working in both an rf mode (for transmit/receive and b1 shimming) and a direct current (dc) mode (for b0 shimming) simultaneously.
Duke University

Methods and kits for cancer antigen and heparan sulfate imaging

An in vitro method of imaging a cancer antigen includes providing a cell sample including a cancer antigen selected from the group consisting of a tn antigen, a t antigen, a sialylated-tn antigen, and a sialylated-t antigen, treating the sample with a glycosyltransferase to incorporate a carbohydrate with a click chemistry moiety into the cancer antigen, adding a label to the sample that includes a click chemistry moiety that reacts to the click chemistry moiety of the carbohydrate such that the label attaches to the carbohydrate to form a labeled cancer antigen, and imaging the sample with a camera.. .
Bio-techne Corporation

Near-infrared fluorescent probe for detecting alkaline phosphatase and manufacturing method thereof

A near-infrared fluorescent probe for detecting alp is represented by chemical 1. The fluorescent probe capable of detecting alp can selectively detect alp only quickly and accurately.
Korea Research Institute Of Bioscience And Bioscience And Biotechnology

Flowcell particle analysis in blood samples

The present disclosure relates to apparatus, systems, compositions, and methods for analyzing a sample containing particles. In some aspects the system comprises an analyzer which may be a visual analyzer.
Iris International, Inc.

Method and examination system for examining and processing a microscopic sample

A method for examining and processing a microscopic sample arranged on a slide includes producing reference markings on the slide by a laser beam of a laser microdissection system. A digital image of the sample and the reference markings on the slide is produced by a digital optical imaging device.
Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

Mobile device for food identification and quantification using spectroscopy and imaging

This invention can be embodied in a mobile device for food identification and quantification with both a spectroscopic sensor and a camera. It can be a handheld food scanner, food probe, smart food utensil, utensil attachment, removable component of a smart watch or wrist band, phone component, or phone accessory.
Medibotics Llc

Method and apparauts for quantum measurement via mode matched photon conversion

The present disclosure relates to a generally-applicable measurement technique based on coherent quantum enhancement effects and provides embodiments with nonlinear optics. The technique utilizes parametric nonlinear processes where the information-carrying electromagnetic quanta in a number of electromagnetic modes are converted phase coherently to signature quanta in a single mode or a few modes.
The Trustees Of The Stevens Institute Of Technology

Code-modulated phased-array interferometric imaging

Embodiments of a code modulated phased-array interferometer are described. In one embodiment, a code modulated phased-array interferometer includes a phased array having a plurality of receiver elements that receive a plurality of received signals.
North Carolina State University

Method of manufacturing vehicular camera with flexible connectors

A method of assembling a camera for mounting at a vehicle for a vehicle vision system includes providing front and rear housings and providing a set of first electrical connectors at a circuit board of the front housing and providing a set of second electrical connectors at the rear housing. One of the first and second electrical connectors includes male connectors and the other of the first and second electrical connectors includes female connectors.
Magna Electronics Inc.

Imaging apparatus

In an imaging apparatus for mounting to a windshield of a vehicle, a cover includes a bottom wall arranged to cover the opening bottom wall of a camera-module case member and the opening bottom wall of a board case member, and a rear wall arranged to cover the opening rear wall of the camera-module case member. At least one of the bottom wall and the rear wall has fastening portions at which the case and the cover are closely fastened to each other.
Denso Corporation

Method for controlling a light scanner in a headlamp for vehicles

The invention relates to a method for controlling a light scanner (7) in a headlight for vehicles, wherein the laser beam of at least one modulated laser light source (1) is directed in a scanning manner, by way of the light scanner, onto a light conversion means (8) so as to generate a light image (11) thereon, which is projected via an imaging system (12) as a light image (11′) onto the roadway, a micromirror (10) of the light scanner is pivoted according to defined characteristic control curves in at least one coordinate direction, the desired light image (11) is divided into a pixel set having n rows and/or m columns, the horizontal and/or vertical characteristic control curves for the micromirror (10) are adapted to at least one selected row and/or column in terms of the required optical power of the pixels, and the adapted horizontal and/or vertical characteristic control curves are used to control the micromirror.. .
Zkw Group Gmbh

Passenger detection device and passenger detection program

A passenger detection device includes: an input unit that receives a captured image of an interior space of a vehicle imaged by an imaging device and a load measured by a load sensor provided on a seat provided in the interior space of the vehicle; a determination unit that determines that a passenger is seated on the seat, in a case where the load is equal to or more than a predetermined threshold value; a detection unit that obtains a face determination degree indicating a certainty of a face of the passenger in the captured image from the captured image; and a threshold value changing unit that changes the threshold value according to the face determination degree.. .
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

Image forming calculating actual distance of deviation

An image forming apparatus includes an image forming device; an imaging device; and at least one processor including a pattern forming unit to cause a recording head to form a pair of first marks, with first and second nozzles disposed at a first distance from each other in a direction of conveyance of a recording medium, while the recording head moves in a first direction and cause the recording head to form a second mark while the recording head moves in a second direction, a position detector to detect positions of the first and second marks in a captured image, a ratio calculator to calculate a ratio between a distance between the first marks in the captured image and a deviation of the second mark in the captured image, and distance calculator to calculate a distance of the deviation based on the first distance and the ratio.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Inkjet printing assembly and inkjet printing method

An inkjet printing assembly is configured for providing an imaging liquid on a recording medium. The inkjet printing assembly comprises a transport path for transporting an intermediate medium and the inkjet printing assembly has arranged along said transport path a first inkjet print station for ejecting a process liquid on an intermediate medium prior to ejecting the imaging liquid on the intermediate medium; a second inkjet print station for ejecting the imaging liquid on the intermediate medium; a spreading treatment station arranged between the first print station and the second print station for treating the process liquid on the intermediate medium before receiving the imaging liquid on the intermediate medium; and a transfer station for transferring at least the imaging liquid from the intermediate medium to the recording medium..
Océ Holding B.v.

Calculating a calibration parameter for a robot tool

A method calculates a calibration parameter for a robot tool. The method is based on the reception of an image dataset from medical imaging of an image volume via a first interface.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Ultrasound guided radiotherapy system

It is an object of the invention to provide for a system, method and computer program product enabling monitoring of effects of intrafraction motion during the radio therapy treatment. According to a first aspect of the invention this object is achieved by an ultrasound guided radiotherapy system, comprising a radiotherapy system configured for providing a radiation treatment by means of a radiation beam to a treatment target.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Risk stratification

The present invention relates to a method of in vivo imaging with meta-[123i]iodobenzylguanidine ([123i]mibg) and more particularly wherein said method is used to stratify a defined subset of subjects with heart failure into particular treatment regimens.. .
Ge Healthcare Limited

Risk stratification

The present invention relates to a method of in vivo imaging with meta-[123i]iodobenzylguanidine ([123i]mibg) and more particularly wherein said method is used to stratify a defined subset of subjects with heart failure into particular treatment regimens.. .
Ge Healthcare Limited

Multivalent targeting fluorescent tracer in the near infrared range for optical imaging

A fluorescent tracer for targeting tumors, comprises: at least one first fluorophore fluorescing in a range of wavelengths of between 700 and 1000 nm, a targeting assembly comprising at least two identical targeting molecules, and a cyclic oligopeptide: configured so as to define a mean plane defining a first upper face and a second lower face, comprising at least one first lysine amino acid residue on the second lower face, the targeting molecules being fixed to the first upper face of the mean plane, the fluorophore being fixed to the second lower face of the mean plane via a spacer arm connecting a carbon of the sequence of the at least three double bonds and the lysine amino acid residue of the oligopeptide.. .
Fluoptics

Ultrasound diagnostic controlling ultrasound diagnostic apparatus

An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe; an imaging unit that transmits and receives an ultrasound beam to and from a subject using the ultrasound probe and converts a received signal output from the ultrasound probe into an image to generate an ultrasound image of the subject, according to set imaging conditions; a part determination unit that determines an imaging part of the subject using the ultrasound image generated by the imaging unit; a determination result storage unit that stores determination results corresponding to a plurality of frames obtained by the part determination unit; and a determination result integration unit that integrates the determination results corresponding to the plurality of frames stored in the determination result storage unit and outputs an integrated determination result.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

System and motion compensation in medical procedures

A system for fusing images to account for motion compensation includes an imaging modality (110) configured to obtain a baseline image and current images. A live tracking system (115) is configured to track an imaging instrument for capturing the baseline image and the current images, the live tracking system having a coordinate system registered with the baseline image and the current images.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Ultrasonic blood flow imaging display method and ultrasonic imaging system

An ultrasonic blood flow imaging display method and an ultrasonic imaging system. The system comprises: a probe (1); a transmitting circuit (2), configured to excite the probe (1) to transmit an ultrasonic beam to a scanning target; a receiving circuit (4) and a beam forming module (5), configured to receive an echo of the ultrasonic beam to obtain an ultrasonic echo signal; a data processing module (9), configured to obtain, according to the ultrasonic echo signal, blood flow velocity vector information and doppler blood flow velocity information about a target point in the scanning target and at least part of ultrasonic images of the scanning target, and superposing the ultrasonic images and the doppler blood flow velocity information to form a doppler color blood flow graph; and a display (8), configured to contrastively display the blood flow velocity vector information and the doppler color blood flow graph.
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

Dynamic image processing apparatus

A dynamic image processing apparatus includes a hardware processor. The hardware processor obtains a frequency characteristic of density change of a dynamic image in a time direction.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Radiation imaging apparatus, radiation imaging system, radiation imaging method, and computer-readable medium

A radiation imaging apparatus is provided that includes: a radiation detection unit arranged to detect radiation; a generation unit configured to generate a radiation image based on the detected radiation; a storage configured to store a plurality of radiation images; a detection unit configured to detect one of a failure in and impossibility of one of taking of the radiation image and storing of the radiation image in the storage; and a communication unit configured to establish communication with an external apparatus when one of the failure and the impossibility is detected.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Detector supporting apparatus and an x-ray imaging device

A detector support device is described comprising a bracket, slide and detector trays, a connector and a cable. The connector comprises detector and cable interfaces, wherein the detector interface is installed on the detector tray to connect to the detector, and an accommodation cavity, in which the cable interface is located, is opened from an upper surface of the slide tray.
General Electric Company

Method and x-ray scan of occlusal dental casts

An extra-oral imaging apparatus can obtain a 3d volume image of a portion of a head of a patient. Exemplary dental apparatus and/or method embodiments can provide 3d mesh models of surfaces of the maxillary dental arch and the mandibular dental arch in a 3d volume image obtained from a single extraoral scan of physical casts of the maxillary dental arch and the mandibular dental arch in an occlusal relationship.
Trophy

System with a gantry and a radiation protection booth and operating a medical imaging apparatus

A system includes a gantry of a medical imaging apparatus. In an embodiment, the gantry includes an x-ray source, and a radiation protection booth, which can be installed or suspended relative to the gantry..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Computerized tomography image correction

Methods, apparatuses and computer program products implement embodiments of the present invention that include receiving, from an imaging system operating in an image coordinate system, a three-dimensional image of a body cavity including open space and body tissue, and receiving, from a medical probe having a location sensor and inserted into the body cavity, a signal indicating a location of a distal tip of the medical probe in a sensor coordinate system. The image coordinate system is registered with the sensor coordinate system so as to identify one or more voxels in the three-dimensional image at the indicated location, and when the identified voxels have density values in the received three-dimensional image that do not correspond to the open space, the density values of the identified voxels are updated to correspond to the open space..
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

Multi-modality dynamic chemical imaging of fresh and live biological tissue

This device and platform seeks to provide a point-of-care diagnostic tool to assess tissue quality. The handheld probe that interfaces with the tissue will have multiple components including fibers that deliver laser light, fibers that detect spectra, fibers that transmit acoustic signals and fibers that conduct force displacement data electronically.
Ispectrom Llc

Molecular imaging methods for diagnosis and evaluation of ocular and systemic diseases

This invention relates generally to minimally-invasive, in vivo methods of detecting one or more ligands on an intraluminal surface of a blood vessel using microparticles coated with one or more ligand binding partners. More particularly, in certain embodiments, the invention relates to minimally-invasive, in vivo methods of detecting endothelial and leukocyte antigens that are predictive of diabetic retinopathy (dr) and/or other conditions using protein-conjugated microparticles detectable by a non-invasive detection system, for example, a scanning laser ophthalmoscope.
Massachusetts Eye And Ear Infirmary

Ocular metrology employing spectral wavefront analysis of reflected light

Method and systems are presented for analysing a wavefront using a spectral wavefront analyser to extract optical phase and spectral information at a two dimensional array of sampling points across the wavefront, wherein the relative phase information between the sampling points is maintained. Methods and systems are also presented for measuring an eye by reflecting a wavefront of an eye and measuring the wavefront at a plurality of angles to provide a map of the off-axis relative wavefront curvature and aberration of the eye.
Cylite Pty Ltd

Image processing device, imaging system, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

An image processing device includes: an absorbance calculating unit configured to calculate absorbances at wavelengths based on pixel values of a plurality of pixels constituting an image; a component amount estimating unit configured to estimate amounts of two or more kinds of light absorbing components contained respectively in two or more kinds of tissue including specified tissue by using an absorbance in a first wavelength band among the absorbances at the wavelengths calculated by the absorbance calculating unit, the first wavelength band being a part of the wavelengths; an estimation error calculating unit configured to calculate estimation errors caused by the component amount estimating unit; and a depth estimating unit configured to estimate a depth at which the specified tissue is present in the object based on an estimation error in a second wavelength band with shorter wavelength than the first wavelength band among the estimation errors.. .
Olympus Corporation

Medical imaging apparatus, imaging method, and imaging apparatus

There is provided a medical imaging apparatus including a solid-state image sensor that includes a photoelectric converter having at least two photoelectric conversion layers stacked with respect to a light-receiving surface and separating received light into light of different wavelength bands and circuitry configured to control a light source device that illuminates a subject.. .
Sony Corporation

Medical observation device and medical observation method

[solution] a medical observation device includes: a computation section that applies, to an imaging signal corresponding to each of a plurality of different spectral components based on a light receiving result regarding observation target light from a subject in vivo from an image sensor, weights of the plurality of spectral components corresponding to a band targeted for observation from among bands in the observation target light, and computes an evaluation value indicating a degree of being in-focus on a basis of the imaging signal to which the weights are applied; and a control section that controls, on a basis of the evaluation value, a position of at least one optical member in an optical system that forms an image of the observation target light from the subject onto the image sensor, and thereby controls a focal position of the optical system.. .

Method for installing water potential detectors in plant stems and methods and systems for evaluationg crop irrigation condition using thermal imaging

A method for installing a water potential detector in a plant stem comprising the steps of: providing a water potential detector comprising a compartment with an osmoticum therein, the detector being configured for measuring water potential through direct contact with plant tissue adjacent to the vascular conduit of the plant stem via the selective barrier; forming a bore through the plant stem by drilling therein, using a first type of drill bit; smoothening the inner walls of the bore by using a second type of drill bit; inserting the water potential detector into the smoothened bore such that the selective harrier thereof is in direct contact with the stem tissue of the plant; and filling the gap between the water potential detector and the stem tissue with a fluid conducting material. The selective harrier and the drilled inner stem tissue is kept wet throughout the delivery and installation process..
Saturas Ltd

Witec Wissenschaftliche Instrumente Und Technologie Gmbh

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Extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus

An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus may include: a chamber including a plasma generation region to which a target is supplied, the target being turned into plasma so that extreme ultraviolet light is generated in the chamber; a target supply part configured to supply the target to the plasma generation region by outputting the target as a droplet into the chamber; a droplet detector configured to detect the droplet traveling from the target supply part to the plasma generation region; an imaging part configured to capture an image of an imaging region containing the plasma generation region in the chamber; and a controller configured to control an imaging timing at which the imaging part captures the image of the imaging region, based on a detection timing at which the droplet detector detects the droplet.. .
Gigaphoton Inc.

Detection of x-ray radiation

An x-ray detector is disclosed, including a detection unit to generate a detection signal for incident x-ray radiation; a signal analysis module to determine a set of count rates for incident x-ray radiation based upon the detection signal and signal analysis parameters for x-ray radiation; and a switchover control unit for switching between first signal analysis parameters and second signal analysis parameters. When an amount of x-ray radiation is incident on the detection module, a first set of count rates is generated for a first time interval based upon first signal analysis parameters and a second set of count rates is generated for a second time interval based upon second signal analysis parameters, different from the first signal analysis parameters.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Active illumination 3d imaging system

An active illumination range camera operable to determine distances to features in a scene, and comprising an illumination system and imaging system simultaneously controllable to provide a foi and a fov that coincide at, and are substantially coextensive with, a region of interest (roi) in a portion of the scene and track the roi as it moves.. .
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc.

Projection system

A projection system includes an invisible light projector, an imaging unit, an image generator, and a visible light projector. The invisible light projector projects a predetermined invisible light image onto the object via invisible light.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Color measurement and calibration

Embodiments described herein disclose a color measurement device and method for use with cameras or other imaging devices. The color measurement device may be configured to determine many different colors via a commonly owned device.
Color Match, Llc

Method and a wearable imaging device

An embodiment of an image recording apparatus includes an eyeglass frame, at least one first optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing a main scene image, and at least one second optical unit disposed on the eyeglass frame for capturing an auxiliary scene image. The first and the second field of view of the user at least partially overlap.

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel region in which shared pixels which share pixel transistors in a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions are two-dimensionally arranged. The shared pixel transistors are divisionally arranged in a column direction of the shared pixels, the pixel transistors shared between neighboring shared pixels are arranged so as to be horizontally reversed or/and vertically crossed, and connection wirings connected to a floating diffusion portion, a source of a reset transistor and a gate of an amplification transistor in the shared pixels are arranged along the column direction..
Sony Corporation

Imaging device and endoscope system

An imaging device includes a plurality of pixels, a reference current generation circuit, a differential current generation circuit, a reference voltage generation circuit, a conversion circuit, and an output circuit. The differential current generation circuit generates a differential current according to a difference between a pixel current and a reference current.
Olympus Corporation

Imaging device

An imaging device having unit pixel cells including a first unit pixel cell, the first unit pixel cell including a first electrode, a second electrode, a first photoelectric conversion layer for generating a first signal charge, and a first signal detection circuit connected to the first electrode for detecting the first signal charge. The imaging device further includes a voltage supply circuit which supplies a first voltage to the second electrode in a first period when the first unit pixel cell accumulates the first signal charge, a voltage of the second electrode on the basis of a voltage of the first electrode being positive in the first period, and the voltage supply circuit supplies a second voltage to at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode in a second period, the second period including a third period when a voltage of the second electrode is negative..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Photoelectric conversion device, image forming apparatus, photoelectric conversion method, and non-transitory recording medium

A photoelectric conversion device having plural photoelectric conversion pixels includes an imaging unit, a position identifying unit, an interpolation determining unit, and an interpolation processing unit. The imaging unit generates image data for each of plural colors based on light received in the photoelectric conversion pixels.

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and moving object

An imaging apparatus includes first and second substrates respectively including first pixels and second pixels arranged thereon. The first pixels each includes a first photoelectric conversion unit and a first transistor configured to output a first signal based on a charge generated in the first photoelectric conversion unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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

The present disclosure relates to an image processing device, an image processing method, a program, and an imaging device, which are capable of improving the quality of an image generated using an image obtained in a state in which infrared light is radiated and an image obtained in a state in which infrared light is not radiated. A modulation coefficient setting unit sets a first modulation coefficient used for correction of infrared luminance information, which is luminance information of an infrared image obtained in a state in which infrared light is radiated, on the basis of a ratio between the infrared luminance information and visible luminance information, which is luminance information of a visible image obtained in a state in which the infrared light is not radiated.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Imaging apparatus and control method

An imaging apparatus is provided that includes a correction unit configured to optically correct image shake by moving a lens or an imaging element; a first detector configured to detect an angular velocity of the imaging apparatus; a second detector configured to detect a motion vector from a captured image; a calculator configured to calculate an object angular velocity on the basis of the angular velocity of imaging apparatus and the motion vector; a third detection unit configured to detect a cycle of a motion of the object on the basis of the object angular velocity; and a processor configured to detect a cycle of a motion of the object on the basis of the object angular velocity and set an exposure timing at the time of panning on the basis of the cycle of the motion of the object and correct image shake of the object by driving the correction unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging device, imaging method, and recording medium

An imaging device includes: an area setting unit which sets a first area and a second area other than the first area on the captured image acquired by an imaging unit; a main subject setting unit which sets a main subject based on the captured image acquired by the imaging unit or another image; a subject tracking unit which periodically detects the position of the main subject on the captured image acquired by the imaging unit; a variable power unit which zooms on a zoom-up side or a wide angle side; and a control unit which directs the variable power unit to zoom on a wide angle side when a zoom state of the variable power unit is on a zoom-up side and the main subject exists in the second area, wherein the variable power unit zooms according to the direction of the control unit.. .
Olympus Corporation

Full-spherical video imaging system and computer-readable recording medium

A full-spherical video imaging system includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire tilt angles relative to a vertical direction from an image sensor with a second cycle time being shorter than a first cycle time with which the acquisition unit acquires original image data from the image sensor, a calculator configured to calculate an average tilt angle from a tilt angle of the image sensor relative to the vertical direction acquired simultaneously with acquisition of the original image data and a tilt angle of the image sensor relative to the vertical direction acquired in a period straddling the acquisition of the original image data, and a generator configured to generate corrected image data by correcting the original image data based on the average tilt angle.. .

Image processing apparatus and method

A control block selects a local focus area from information of a taken image and supplies designated focus position information indicative of the selected local focus area to an image processing block. The image processing block executes a control operation related with focusing on the basis of object area information indicative of an area corresponding to two or more objects within an image and designated focus position information indicative of a designated focus position in this image.

Image forming system with external apparatus, image forming apparatus and projector

Provided is an image forming system that simply and securely protects printed matter that is not so important, but that the user does not wish others to view. An external apparatus receives a simple-security setting for image data for which there is a printing instruction, includes the simple-security setting in the printing instruction, and transmits the printing instruction to an image forming apparatus.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Optoelectronic arrangement and depth measuring system

An optoelectronic arrangement that produces a light pattern includes a light-emitting diode chip configured to emit electromagnetic radiation on its upper side and forming a first two-dimensional pattern on the upper side of the light-emitting diode chip, and an optically imaging element configured to project electromagnetic radiation emitted by the light-emitting diode chip into an environment of the optoelectronic arrangement.. .
Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh

Distributed nanowire sensor for single photon imaging

An integrated, superconducting imaging sensor may be formed from a single, meandering nanowire. The sensor is capable of single-photon (or single-event) detection and imaging with ˜10 micron spatial resolution and sub-100-picosecond temporal resolution.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Three-dimensional integrated multispectral imaging sensor

A three-dimensional multispectral imaging sensor and method for forming a three-dimensional multispectral imaging sensor are provided. The three-dimensional multispectral imaging sensor includes a monolithic structure having a plurality of layers.
International Business Machines Corporation

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device, a manufacturing method of a solid-state imaging device, and an electronic device, in which degradation of transfer characteristics of a photo diode can be suppressed. A floating diffusion is formed to reach the same depth as a layer of a photo diode formed on a silicon substrate, and a transfer transistor gate is formed therebetween.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Imaging protocl manager pushing systems and methods

A cloud-based imaging protocol manager pushes standard imaging protocols from the cloud to imaging devices registered with the protocol manager. The protocol manager maintains a library storing standard imaging protocols, determines whether an imaging device is compatible with the standard protocol(s) to be pushed, creates a push command which requests pushing the standard protocol(s) to a compatible imaging device, stores the push command in a command queue, converts the standard protocol(s) to raw protocol(s) usable by the imaging device.
General Electric Company

Method and computer for mapping a medical imaging protocol to a lexicon

A method and apparatus for mapping an acquisition protocol, for operating a medical imaging apparatus, to an acquisition protocol lexicon include extracting multiple tags from the acquisition protocol, performing text pre-processing in a computer on the extracted tags, converting the pre-processed text in the computer into an input feature set for a classifier, and applying the classifier to associate the input feature set with one or more entries of the acquisition protocol lexicon. The one or more entries of the acquisition protocol lexicon, with which the classifier associates the input feature set, are presented to a user as an output from the computer so as to inform a viewer (user) of those entries in the acquisition protocol lexicon that correspond to the input feature set..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Image positioning and stitching method and image detection system of cell detection chip

An image positioning and stitching method and an image detection system of a cell detection chip are provided. In the method, a moving path of an image capturing device for capturing images of the cell detection chip is planned according to a size of an imaging region of the image capturing device and a size of a detection region of the cell detection chip, wherein a plurality of marks for positioning the images are disposed in the detection region.
National Tsing Hua University

Geometry correction for computed tomography

Disclosed are apparatus and methods determining a center offset distance for computed tomography (ct) imaging. A specimen is positioned between an emission source for outputting radiation towards the specimen while the specimen rotates with respect to a detector for receiving radiation that has passed through the specimen.
The Boeing Company

Systems and methods for real-time imaging

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a system for generating three-dimensional images of a target region of a patient. The system may include at least one computer system.
Elekta Limited

Information processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, device control system, moving object, information processing method, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus includes an obtaining unit configured to obtain information in which positions of an object in a vertical direction, positions in a horizontal direction, and positions in a depth direction at multiple points in time are associated with each other; a prediction unit configured to, based on a position of a predetermined object in the information previously obtained by the obtaining unit, predict a position of the predetermined object in the information currently obtained by the obtaining unit; and an extraction unit configured to extract, from the current information, multiple objects that satisfy a predetermined condition corresponding to the position of the predetermined object, and extract, based on a degree of similarity between each image of the multiple objects and an image of the predetermined object, a same object, of the multiple objects in the current information, as the predetermined object in the previous information.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Information processing apparatus, method, and program

In order to shorten the time required for a setting operation of features, an information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire features used for deriving a positional attitude of an imaging device from an image captured by the imaging device, a setting unit configured to set a plurality of partial regions included in the image as a plurality of candidate regions to which a feature is to be added, an evaluation unit configured to evaluate the plurality of set candidate regions, a determination unit configured to determine a position and/or an orientation of a feature to be newly added based on the plurality of evaluated candidate regions, and an output unit configured to output the determined position and/or the orientation.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Method, a system and a computer program for determining data defining an estimate of the thickness and density of a cortical bone tissue structure of interest from imaging data

Provided are methods for determining data defining an estimate of the thickness and density of a cortical bone tissue structure of interest from imaging data. The methods can include modelling measured variations of an imaging parameter along a line crossing a cortical bone tissue structure of interest as a function having a thickness parameter, a first density parameter, and a blur parameter; determining a thickness-density relationship between bone tissue structure density and bone tissue structure thickness from multiple thickness and density measurements made on a reference cortical bone tissue structure of a subject which is not the patient; and fitting the function to the measured variations while ensuring the first density parameter and thickness parameter follow the thickness-density relationship, to search for optimal values that include data defining an estimate of the thickness and density of the cortical bone tissue structure of interest.
Galgo Medical, S.l.

Systems and methods for automated detection in magnetic resonance images

Some aspects include a method of determining change in size of an abnormality in a brain of a patient positioned within a low-field magnetic resonance imaging (mri) device. The method comprises, while the patient remains positioned within the low-field mri device, acquiring first and second magnetic resonance (mr) image data of the patient's brain; providing the first and second mr image data as input to a trained statistical classifier to obtain corresponding first and second output; identifying, using the first output, at least one initial value of at least one feature indicative of a size of the abnormality; identifying, using the second output, at least one updated value of the at least one feature; determining the change in the size of the abnormality using the at least one initial value of the at least one feature and the at least one updated value of the at least one feature..
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Deep learning medical image acquisition

Methods and apparatus for improved deep learning for image acquisition are provided. An imaging system configuration apparatus includes a training learning device including a first processor to implement a first deep learning network (dln) to learn a first set of imaging system configuration parameters based on a first set of inputs from a plurality of prior image acquisitions to configure at least one imaging system for image acquisition, the training learning device to receive and process feedback including operational data from the plurality of image acquisitions by the at least one imaging system.
General Electric Company

Deep learning medical medical procedures

Methods and apparatus for monitoring and improving imaging system operation are provided. An example apparatus includes a first deployed deep learning network (dln) which operates with an acquisition engine to generate an imaging device configuration.
General Electric Company

Geometry correction for computed tomography

Disclosed are apparatus and methods determining a center offset distance for computed tomography imaging. A specimen is positioned between an emission source for outputting radiation towards the specimen while the specimen rotates with respect to a detector for receiving radiation that has passed through the specimen.
The Boeing Company

Radiation imaging system and image processing device

A radiation imaging system includes a radiation imaging device, a reconstruction unit and a detection unit. The reconstruction unit generates at least two of a differential phase image, an absorption image and a small-angle scattering image based on periodic pattern images of a subject obtained by the imaging device.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Medical signal processing apparatus and medical observation system

A medical signal processing apparatus processes image signals input from an imaging device. The image signals corresponds to a result of examining a subject, and the imaging device sequentially outputs the image signals from multiple pixels arrayed in a matrix according to a raster to the medical signal processing apparatus.
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

Distributed clinical workflow training of deep learning neural networks

Techniques for training a deep neural network from user interaction workflow activities occurring among distributed computing devices are disclosed herein. In an example, processing of input data (such as input medical imaging data) is performed at a client computing device with the execution of an algorithm of a deep neural network.
Vital Images, Inc.

Method and system for three-dimensional print oriented image segmentation

A system and method for converting imaging data, for example, medical imaging data, to three-dimensional printer data. Imaging data may be received describing for example a three-dimensional volume of a subject or patient.
Simbionix Ltd.

Stocking level indication apparatus and method

In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses, and methods are described herein including a shelf assembly that utilizes the accumulated weight of products stocked thereon to compress a compression member disposed within the assembly. An electronic imaging device can be mounted proximate to the assembly and can be oriented to capture an image of the compression member to determine whether a particular shelf needs to be restocked and avoid having to manipulate or remove products from a shelf to determine a current stock level..
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Combination of fingerprint and device orientation to enhance security

A portable electronic system that includes a biometric imaging device, such as for a fingerprint verification against a trusted pattern template. Security is a factor of a matching process and a quality of the trusted pattern template.
Idex Asa

Integrated circuit imaging, rendering and layout editing system and method

Described are various embodiments of a system and method for verifying extracted integrated circuit (ic) features representative of a source ic and stored in a feature dataset structure. Generally, a set of extracted ic features imaged within a designated ic area is converted into a static tile image.
Techinsights Inc.

Incoherent fluorescence digital holographic microscopy using transmission liquid crystal lens

A new optical arrangement that creates high efficiency, high quality fresnel incoherent correlation holography (finch) holograms using transmission liquid crystal grin (tlcgrin) diffractive lenses has been invented. This is in contrast to the universal practice in the field of using a reflective spatial light modulator (slm) to separate sample and reference beams.
Celloptic, Inc.

Portable radiographic imaging apparatus

A portable radiographic imaging apparatus includes a sensor and a case that houses sensor panel. Radiation detector elements are arrayed two-dimensionally in the sensor panel.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Spherical omnipolar imaging

The present disclosure relates to omnipolar imaging for generating a substantially 360 degree by 180 degree stereo spherical view. The omnipolar imaging device comprises at least three wide angle lenses facing in a first direction and at least three wide angle lenses facing in a second direction opposite to the first direction, each lens connected to an image sensor.
Valorisation-recherche, Limited Partnership

Projection apparatus and illumination system

The invention provides a projection apparatus and an illumination system. The projection apparatus includes an illumination system, a light valve, and a projection lens.
Coretronic Corporation

Pre-capture de-identification (pcdi) imaging system and pcdi optics assembly

A de-identification assembly comprising an object tracking sensor (435) to track features of an object; and a mask generator (432) to produce rays of light in response to the tracked features of the object, the rays of light representing a de-identification mask of the object. The assembly includes a beamsplitter (422) having a first side configured to receive rays of light representing the object and a second side configured to receive the rays of light of the mask from the mask generator (432).
University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

Lens system

A lens system comprises a first lens group and a second lens group, and is configured to form an image at a first magnification and at a second magnification. The lens system has a common optical axis in both magnifications.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Variable focal length lens system with multi-level extended depth of field image processing

An imaging system including a tunable acoustic gradient (tag) lens is associated with a user interface including a live display of an extended depth of field (edof) image. The tag lens is utilized to produce a raw edof image, which may include defocus blur (e.g., resulting in part from the periodically modulated optical power variation of the tag lens).
Mitutoyo Corporation

Device for imaging a sample surface

A second light source, wherein the first laser light source emits radiation in a first wavelength range and the second light source emits radiation in a second wavelength range, wherein the first wavelength range and the second wavelength range do not overlap.. .

Imaging lens system, imaging apparatus and projector

An imaging lens system (imaging lens) having a focal length f is formed of a first lens group formed of three negative lenses and a single positive lens or a cemented lens and a second lens group having a positive focal length with the first lens group and the second lens group sequentially arranged from the enlargement side and employs the stereographic projection method that satisfies a condition of y=a·f·tan(θ/2) (α: 1.8≤α≤2.2). The thus configured imaging lens system readily allows distortion to be reduced at each image height y and the degree of compression to be also reduced for sufficient resolution at the periphery..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Device and imaging an object

A device for taking images of an article, the device including: a reflective optical system extending around an axis of symmetry, including a recess centered on the axis of symmetry and including at least one reflecting surface facing towards the axis of symmetry; and at least one imager arranged to capture at least one image of at least a portion of the article as reflected by the reflecting surface(s) substantially parallel to the axis of symmetry when the reflective optical system is arranged around the portion of the article.. .
Shakti

Imaging apparatus and position detection method

An imaging apparatus, comprising a detection element that outputs analog signals in accordance with position of the operation member, an a/d converter that converts the analog signals to digital values, and a controller that detects position of the operation member, wherein the controller, when it is determined that the operation member is stopped, compares an average value of a first number of digital values with a first threshold value, and determines that the operation member is moving if it has been determined that the average value is greater than the first threshold value, and when it is determined that the operation member is moving, compares a difference between a newest digital value and a digital value that was acquired a second number previously with a second threshold value, and determines that the operation member has stopped if it is determined that the difference is smaller than the second threshold value.. .
Olympus Corporation

Method for assembling camera device and assembling lens unit

A method for assembling a camera device includes: preparing a lens group composed of a plurality of lenses each having an outer shape not having the area that is not used by an imaging element; sequentially inserting the plurality of lenses from above into a cylindrical holding member having a lens accommodating inner wall face conforming to the outer shape of the lens group and for holding the lens group inside the holding member; and in a state in which the upper face of the upper lens of the lens group provided at the upper end of the holding member is exposed, mounting a retainer having an opening on the upper end of the holding member so as to enclose the outer peripheral edge of the upper lens.. .
Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.

Anti-glare head-up display system

An anti-glare head-up display system for vehicles includes a projection imaging unit and a curved mirror. The projection imaging unit is in an upper region of a cabin of the vehicle.
Mega 1 Company Limited

Geo-fusion between imaging device and mobile device

Various methods and apparatus relating to synchronizing location information between two or more devices are described. In some embodiments, the devices are both configured to generate gnss receiver data that is synchronized to achieve greater location accuracy.
Faraday&future Inc.

System and methods for three dimensional modeling of an object using a radio frequency device

A system for generating a three dimension (3d) imaging of an object, the system comprising: an electromagnetic transducer array such as an rf (radio-frequency) antenna array surrounding the object said array comprising: a plurality of electromagnetic transducers; a transmitter unit for applying rf signals to said electromagnetic transducer array; and a receiver unit for receiving a plurality of rf signals affected by said object from said electromagnetic transducers array; a radio frequency signals measurement unit (rfsmu) configured to receive and measure said plurality of plurality of affected rf signals and provide rf data of the object; and at least one processing unit, configured to process said rf data to identify the dielectric properties of said object and construct a 3d image of said object.. .
Vayyar Imaging Ltd

Method and computational ghost imaging

A computational ghost imaging apparatus comprising a first electromagnetic radiation source (100) and a control system configured to cause electromagnetic radiation from said first source to be applied to a selected plurality of three-dimensional portions of an atmospheric volume between a second electromagnetic radiation source (110) and object or region of interest (106) so as to heat or ionise the air within said selected portions and create an atmospheric spatial radiation modulator (108) of a specified pattern for causing said object or region of interest to be irradiated with spatially modulated electromagnetic radiation in said specified pattern, the apparatus further comprising a detector for receiving electromagnetic radiation reflected from said object or region of interest (106), and a processing module for reconstructing an image of said object or region of interest using data output by said detector.. .
Bae Systems Plc

Medical imaging

The present invention relates to methods of assessing or obtaining an indication of the presence of a cognitive disorder by analysing microstructural changes in regions of the brain. The invention particularly relates to methods of assessing or obtaining an indication of the presence of types of dementia, for example alzheimer's disease, by analysing changes in minicolumns in regions or layers of the cortex of the brain or of the whole brain..
Isis Innovation Limited

Systems and methods for automated detection in magnetic resonance images

Some aspects include a method of detecting change in degree of midline shift in a brain of a patient. The method comprises, while the patient remains positioned within the low-field magnetic resonance imaging device, acquiring first magnetic resonance (mr) image data and second mr image data of the patient's brain; providing the first and second mr data as input to a trained statistical classifier to obtain corresponding first and second output, identifying, from the first output, at least one initial location of at least one landmark associated with at least one midline structure of the patient's brain; identifying, from the second output, at least one updated location of the at least one landmark; and determining a degree of change in the midline shift using the at least one initial location of the at least one landmark and the at least one updated location of the at least one landmark..
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Low-field magnetic resonance imaging methods and apparatus

According to some aspects, a portable magnetic resonance imaging system is provided. The portable magnetic resonance imaging system comprises a b0 magnet configured to produce a b0 magnetic field for an imaging region of the magnetic resonance imaging system, a noise reduction system configured to detect and suppress at least some electromagnetic noise in an operating environment of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system, and electromagnetic shielding provided to attenuate at least some of the electromagnetic noise in the operating environment of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system, the electromagnetic shielding arranged to shield a fraction of the imaging region of the portable magnetic resonance imaging system.
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Quantitative [fe]-mri (femri) of anti-psma-conjugated spions based on psma expression levels

A method of measuring the concentration of a magnetic material in an object using magnetic resonance imaging comprising administering magnetic material to the object; obtaining a set of t1-weighted and t2-weighted images of the object in order to determine a background magnetic resonance imaging signal intensity and measurements of the background nuclear magnetic relaxation times (t1, t2) of the object without magnetic material; and obtaining a set of t1-weighted and t2-weighted magnetic resonance images of the object with magnetic materials added; measuring effect of magnetic material on the relaxation times; and converting the t1-weighted and t2-weighted images into a set of contrast images which are subtracted from each other to yield a contrast difference image proportional to the concentration of the magnetic material.. .
Stc.unm

System and performing wave-encoded magnetic resonance imaging of an object

A method for performing wave-encoded magnetic resonance imaging of an object is provided. The method includes applying one or more wave-encoded magnetic gradients to the object, and acquiring mr signals from the object.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) systems and methods using adiabatic tip-down and matched adiabatic flip-back pulses

Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) systems and methods using adiabatic tip-down and matched adiabatic flip-back pulses are disclosed. According to an aspect, a system includes a signal generator configured to generate a pulse sequence for on-resonance magnetization transfer preparation.
Duke University

Systems and methods for automated detection in magnetic resonance images

Some aspects include a method of detecting change in biological subject matter of a patient positioned within a low-field magnetic resonance imaging device, the method comprising: while the patient remains positioned within the low-field magnetic resonance device: acquiring first magnetic resonance image data of a portion of the patient; acquiring second magnetic resonance image data of the portion of the patient subsequent to acquiring the first magnetic resonance image data; aligning the first magnetic resonance image data and the second magnetic resonance image data; and comparing the aligned first magnetic resonance image data and second magnetic resonance image data to detect at least one change in the biological subject matter of the portion of the patient.. .
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Low-field magnetic resonance imaging methods and apparatus

According to some aspects, a low-field magnetic resonance imaging system is provided. The low-field magnetic resonance imaging system comprises a magnetics system having a plurality of magnetics components configured to produce magnetic fields for performing magnetic resonance imaging, the magnetics system comprising, a b0 magnet configured to produce a b0 field for the magnetic resonance imaging system at a low-field strength of less than 0.2 tesla (t), a plurality of gradient coils configured to, when operated, generate magnetic fields to provide spatial encoding of magnetic resonance signals, and at least one radio frequency coil configured to, when operated, transmit radio frequency signals to a field of view of the magnetic resonance imaging system and to respond to magnetic resonance signals emitted from the field of view, a power system comprising one or more power components configured to provide power to the magnetics system to operate the magnetic resonance imaging system to perform image acquisition, and a power connection configured to connect to a single-phase outlet to receive mains electricity and deliver the mains electricity to the power system to provide power needed to operate the magnetic resonance imaging system.
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Method and magnetic resonance imaging with rf noise

Embodiment of the present invention provides a method for cancelling environment noise of a magnetic resonance image (mri) system that includes a receive antenna. The method comprises acquiring magnetic resonance (mr) data including a noise rf ingredient via the receive antenna, acquiring noise rf data indicative of the environment noise of the mri system, calculating a compensation factor based on the noise rf data and a part of the mr data limited to a peripheral portion of k-space storing the mr data, estimating the noise rf ingredient of the mr data as a multiplication of the noise rf data and the calculated compensation factor, and generating corrected mr data by subtracting the estimated noise rf ingredient from the mr data..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Magnetic resonance transmitting coil and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus

A magnetic resonance transmitting coil and a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus are provided. In one aspect, a magnetic resonance transmitting coil includes a base, a coil shield fixed on the base, a transmitting coil arranged in the coil shield and a regulator connected with the transmitting coil.
Shanghai Neusoft Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

Imaging a gap between sample and probe of a scanning probe microscope in a substantially horizontal side view

A scanning probe microscope analyses a sample by moving a probe and the sample relative to one another. The scanning probe microscope includes a detection unit for detecting an image of a gap between the sample and the probe in a substantially horizontal side view..
Anton Paar Gmbh

Slide management system

An apparatus including a first and a second imaging module; a storage module; an automated transport module operable to transport at least one slide; and a controller operable to direct transport of the at least one slide by the transport module into the first imaging module and into the second imaging module. A method and a machine-readable medium including program instructions to cause a controller to perform a method including transporting at least one slide to a first imaging module using an automated transport module; capturing by the first imaging module of an image of a specimen on the at least one slide; transporting the at least one slide to a storage module using the automated transport module; and transporting the at least one slide to a second imaging module in response to a request for capturing an image in addition to the image captured by the first imaging module..
Sakura Finetek U.s.a., Inc.

Methods of identifying glioblastoma patients as susceptible to anti-angiogenic therapy using quantitative imaging features and molecular profiling

The present invention provides methods to predict the treatment response of brain tumors such as glioblastoma multiforme to anti-angiogenic therapy based on quantitative perfusion-weighted mri that can optionally be combined with intra-tumor specific molecular profiling. Since only a subset of brain cancer patients will benefit from anti-angiogenic therapy, identification of this subset is critical so that the effectiveness of the patient's current anti-cancer treatment regimen and the patient's survival likelihood can be increased by the inclusion of an anti-angiogenic agent..
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Flowcell, sheath fluid, and autofocus particle analysis in urine samples

The present disclosure relates to apparatus, systems, compositions, and methods for analyzing a sample containing particles. A particle imaging system or analyzer can include a flowcell through which a urine sample containing particles is caused to flow, and a high optical resolution imaging device which captures images for image analysis.
Iris International, Inc.

System and determining tumor invasiveness

A method of determining invasion potential of a tumor cell includes exposing a tumor cell to an activity sensor; after exposing the tumor cell to the activity sensor, stimulating the tumor cell to cause a response in the cell that is reported by the activity sensor; detecting the level of response after stimulation of the tumor cell; and determining the invasion potential of the tumor cell based on the response. A system for determining the invasion potential of a tumor cell includes a sample stage that supports the tumor cell; a stimulator that focuses energy on the tumor cell to stimulate the tumor cell; and an imaging apparatus that observes an effect of the beam on the tumor cell..
University Of Southern California

Typing and imaging of biological and non-biological materials using quantitative ultrasound

An ultrasonic material-evaluation or classification method using spectral and envelope-statistics variables from backscattered ultrasound echo signals using an adaptive-bandwidth and combined with global variables. This classification method can be applied to any organ or tissue among biological materials and any non-biological material that produces backscattered signals as a result of microscopic internal in homogeneities such as a crystalline structure..
Riverside Research Institute

Substrate inspection method, substrate treatment system, and computer storage medium

A substrate inspection method in a substrate treatment system including a plurality of treatment apparatuses each performing a predetermined treatment on a substrate, includes: imaging a surface of a substrate before being treated in the treatment apparatuses to acquire a first substrate image; extracting a predetermined feature amount from the first substrate image; selecting an inspection recipe corresponding to the feature amount extracted from the first substrate image, from a storage unit in which a plurality of inspection recipes each set corresponding to the feature amount in a different range are stored; imaging the surface of the substrate after being treated in the treatment apparatuses to acquire a second substrate image; and determining presence or absence of a defect of the substrate, based on the selected inspection recipe and the second substrate image.. .
Tokyo Electron Limited

Method for simultaneous spectrally resolved detection or imaging of items in multiple flowing streams

A method to simultaneously detect emission intensity or images at multiple distinct emission wavelengths in the analysis of parallel sample streams in a flow-based analysis system and apparatus for performing the described method.. .
Stc.unm

System and sizing and imaging analytes in microfluidics by multimode electromagnetic resonators

A method and apparatus for sizing and imaging an analyte. The apparatus including an electromagnetic resonator, an input port, an output port, a microfluidic substrate, and a microfluidic channel having a first fluid port and a second fluid port wherein a first analyte species is manipulated and analyzed within the microfluidic channel.

Polarization selective, frequency selective, and wide dynamic range detectors, imaging arrays, readout integrated circuits, and sensor systems

This relates to sensor systems, detectors, imagers, and readout integrated circuits (roics) configured to selectively detect one or more frequencies or polarizations of light, capable of operating with a wide dynamic range, or any combination thereof. In some examples, the detector can include one or more light absorbers; the patterns and/or properties of a light absorber can be configured based on the desired measurement wavelength range and/or polarization direction.
Apple Inc.

Shape inspection method, shape inspection apparatus, and program

[solution] a shape inspection method according to the present invention includes: a light-section image generation step in which linear laser light is applied to an object surface from a laser light source and a light-section line based on the laser light on the object surface is imaged by an imaging apparatus, and thereby a light-section image that is a captured image used for a light-section method is generated; an indicator value calculation step in which a thickness indicator value indicating a thickness of the light-section line and a brightness indicator value indicating a brightness of the light-section line in the light-section image are calculated; a setting changing step in which setting of at least one of the laser light source and the imaging apparatus is changed so that each of the calculated thickness indicator value and the calculated brightness indicator value is within a prescribed range uniquely set in advance; and a shape inspection step in which image processing is performed on the light-section image after each of the thickness indicator value and the brightness indicator value is brought within the prescribed range, and thereby a shape of the object surface is inspected.. .

Gradient light interference microscopy for 3d imaging of unlabeled specimens

A system and methods for quantitative optical phase imaging of a sample. First second replica field of an image field are generated, characterized by a respective optical phase, cross-polarized and shifted in a shift direction transverse to a normal to the surface of the sample.
The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Illinois

Headlight for vehicles

A headlight for vehicles, said headlight comprising at least one light source (1) together with a focusing optical unit (6), a micromirror array (7), and an imaging optical unit (9), wherein a central computing unit (4) comprising a light source control (3) and an array control (12) is associated with the light source and with the micromirror array, and the central computing unit is configured to switch the position of the micromirrors between an off state and an on state periodically with a predefined control frequency and a predefined duty cycle by means of the array control, and the formed light ray (2) from the at least one light source is directed at the micromirror array, and the light beam structured and reflected thereby is projected onto the road (11) as a light pattern (10) via the imaging optical unit (9), wherein the computing unit (4) is configured to suppress the focused light ray (2) directed at the micromirror array (7) at predefinable times and synchronously with the control frequency of the micromirror array by means of the light source control (3) and/or the array control (12).. .
Zkw Group Gmbh

Recording and mapping lineage information and molecular events in individual cells

Methods and systems for recording and mapping lineage information and molecular events in individual cells are provided. Molecular changes, which may result from random or specific molecular events, are introduced to defined regions in cells over multiple cell cycle generations.
California Institute Of Technology

Luminogenic transition metal-based pyridyl complex and its use

The present invention provides a luminogenic, in particular a phosphorogenic transition metal-based pyridyl complex containing a nitrone moiety, which nitrone moiety acts as a bioorthogonal functional group and an emission quencher, and can undergo cycloaddition reaction with a complementary bioorthogonal functional group coupled to a substrate. The transition metal is can be selected from iridium or ruthenium.
City University Of Hong Kong

Quinoline derivatives for diagnosis and treatment of alzheimer's disease

A new class of quinoline compounds is useful for the detection and treatment of alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases such as amyloidoses and tauopathies. The compounds can be synthesized in radiolabeled form for use as imaging agents, which can be used for early detection of aggregates in the brain or other tissues prior to onset of symptoms, allowing early therapeutic intervention.
Northeastern University

Aircraft and deployable vision systems for aircraft

Aircraft, vision sensor systems, and methods of operating deployable vision systems are provided. An aircraft includes a fuselage and a vision sensor system.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Vehicle-mounted imaging device

The present invention provides a vehicle-mounted imaging device that can notify a user of contamination, at a facility, a home or the vicinity thereof in which the user tends to easily eliminate the contamination on a lens or a protective glass of the lens of a camera. The vehicle-mounted imaging device includes: an accretion diagnosis unit 22 that diagnoses a state of the contamination that has been accreted on a lens of camera sections 11a, 11b, 11c, and 11d or on a protective glass of the lens; and a contamination notification determination unit 23 that determines the presence or absence of a notification of the contamination, on the basis of positional information on a predetermined type of facility that is obtained from a navigation device 31 having a database 31b containing a gps 31a, a map and peripheral facility information, and of a vehicle, wherein when it has been determined by the accretion diagnosis unit 22 that a contamination level is a threshold value or higher, a route to a destination has been set by the navigation device 31, and it has been determined by the contamination notification determination unit 23 that the facility exists in a predetermined distance range from the route, the vehicle-mounted imaging device notifies the user that there is the contamination, by the display device 32 and/or a speaker device 33 provided in the vehicle..
Clarion Co., Ltd.

Imaging device, image forming apparatus, and detecting deviation of landing position

An imaging device includes an imaging unit to obtain a captured image of a test pattern and a reference mark to locate the test pattern and at least one processor. The test pattern includes a pair of first marks and a second mark.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Image forming apparatus, calculating actual distance of deviation, and computer program product storing same

An image forming apparatus includes a conveyor to convey a recording medium; an image forming device including a recording head to form a test pattern including a first mark and a pair of second marks; an imaging device; and a processor. The processor includes a pattern forming unit to cause the image forming device to form one of the first and second marks and form the other after the conveyor conveys the recording medium by a predetermined conveyance amount, a position detector to detect positions of the first and second marks in the captured image, a ratio calculator to calculate a ratio between a distance between the second marks and deviation of the first mark in the captured image, and a distance calculator to calculate an actual distance of the deviation based on a theoretical distance between the second marks and the ratio..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Method and solid freeform fabrication of objects with improved resolution

A fabrication device includes a build surface for production of a 3-dimensional solid component, a material delivery system configured to deposit one or more build materials on the build surface, at least one of the one or more build materials being a photocurable material, a first imaging component having a first resolution, and a second imaging component having a second resolution different from the first resolution. In this configuration, the first imaging component and the second imaging component are operable individually and in combination together to selectively irradiate the photocurable material to at least partially solidify successive layers of the 3-dimensional solid component in one example, the lower resolution imaging component solidifies bulk interior regions and the higher resolution component solidifies detailed borders..
Trio Labs, Inc.

Laminating and shaping apparatus

A laminating and shaping apparatus includes a laser radiation unit configured to radiate a laser to a powder layer and form sintered sections, an imaging unit configured to image the sintered sections, a calculation device configured to calculate actual laser radiation positions from positions of the sintered sections and calculate a positional deviation of the laser radiation position at each of the sintered sections, and a correction device configured to correct the actual laser radiation position of each of the sintered sections to a target laser radiation position. The laser radiation unit forms sintered sections to surround the irradiation region by performing laser radiation on places including outermost positions in the irradiation region, and as the recoater head is moved in the horizontal uniaxial direction after imaging of the plurality of sintered sections by the imaging unit, at least a plurality of sintered sections are removed from the irradiation region..
Sodick Co., Ltd.

Charged particle – patient motion control system apparatus and use thereof

The invention comprises a system for controlling a charged particle beam shape and direction relative to a controlled and dynamically positioned patient and/or an imaging surface, such as a scintillation plate of a tomography system and/or a first two-dimensional imaging system coupled to a second two-dimensional imaging system. Multiple interlinked beam/patient/imaging control stations allow safe zone operation and clear interaction with the charged particle beam system and the patient.

Systems and methods for implantable automatic mri mode enabling

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for an active implantable medical device (aimd). The aimd includes a processor, a first magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a handheld magnet, and at least one second magnetic field sensor communicatively coupled to the processor and configured to detect magnetic fields generated by a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) scanner.
Pacesetter, Inc.

Imaging of tumor-associated macrophages

Presented herein are methods and compositions for non-invasive imaging of tams with discoidal high-density lipoproteins to assess prognosis and therapy outcome. Tams are increasingly investigated in cancer immunology, and are considered a promising target for better and tailored treatment of malignant growths.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Self assembling molecules for targeted drug delivery

Described herein are self-assembling protein molecules for delivering a payload, for example, a toxic anti-cancer agent, a cancer immunotherapy, a toxic anti-cancer agent and a cancer immunotherapy, or an imaging agent, to specific tissues. Examples of self-assembled proteins include clathrin and derivatives of clathrin..
The General Hospital Corporation

Serum-stable compositions and methods for light-triggered release of materials

Provided are serum-stable nanoparticles comprising porphyrin-phospholipid conjugates. Also provided are compositions comprising the nano-particles.
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York

Custom designed microbubble contrast agents and techniques of ultrasound delivery optimized for nucleic acid delivery to alter gene expression

The invention pertains to a lipid-based microbubble stably binding a plurality of nucleic acids, and a method of delivering the microbubble and nucleic acids to a specific target site using ultrasound. The delivered nucleic acids create transgenic cells (i.e., for example, a transgenic tumor cell), wherein the transgenic cell expresses the proteins encoded by the delivered nucleic acids.
University Of Pittsburgh - Of The Commonwealth System Of Higher Education

Medical diagnostic apparatus having height-adjustable table for animals

A medical diagnostic apparatus having a height-adjustable table for animals according to an embodiment of the present invention includes: a table where an animal is placed; a support stand supporting the table such that the table vertically moves and adjusting height of the table to move the table close to a floor; an x-ray detector disposed under the table and coupled to the support stand to move with the table; and an imaging stand spaced from the table, connected to the support stand, and having an x-ray tube for radiating x-rays to the x-ray detector.. .

Digital dental tray

A digital dental tray system is described including a dental tray shaped to at least partially surround a plurality of teeth and a plurality of three-dimensional (3d) optical imaging elements attached to the dental tray. Each of the 3d optical imaging elements comprises a structured light projector to project a light pattern onto one or more teeth of the plurality of teeth and a camera to capture an image of the one or more teeth..
Align Technology, Inc.

Method and arrangement for electromagnetic radiation based non-invasive monitoring of a performance of an anatomic object during an operation or medical intervention

An arrangement for electromagnetic radiation based non-invasive monitoring of an anatomic object during an operation includes at least one imaging device for obtaining at least two or more images of at least one surface point on a surface of the anatomic object over at least one fraction of a characteristic movement cycle from the surface of the anatomic object. In addition the arrangement includes an output for a display device or the display device, and a control unit for determining deformation based on movements of the at least one surface point over the at least one fraction of the cycle between the at least two or more images of the surface of the heart in function of time.
Tty-saatio Sr

Ultrasound diagnostic controlling ultrasound diagnostic apparatus

An ultrasound diagnostic apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe; an imaging unit that transmits and receives an ultrasound beam to and from a subject using the ultrasound probe and converts a received signal output from the ultrasound probe into an image to generate an ultrasound image of the subject, according to set imaging conditions; a probe state determination unit that determines whether the ultrasound probe is in an aerial emission state or a contact state with the subject; and an apparatus control unit that changes the imaging conditions in a case in which the probe state determination unit determines that the ultrasound probe has been changed from the contact state with the subject to the aerial emission state and controls the imaging unit such that the ultrasound image is generated using the changed imaging conditions.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Method and system for enhanced detection and visualization of a surgical needle in ultrasound data by performing shear wave elasticity imaging

An ultrasound system provides enhanced detection and visualization of a surgical needle in ultrasound data by performing shear wave elasticity imaging. A shear wave is induced in biological tissue having a surgical needle inserted therein.
General Electric Company

Transducer adapters for allowing multiple modes of ultrasound imaging using a single ultrasound transducer

The present embodiments relate generally to ultrasound imaging systems. The ultrasound imaging systems may include an ultrasound imaging transducer operable to acquire ultrasound image data and a transducer adapter configured to detachably couple to the ultrasound imaging transducer.
Clarius Mobile Health Corp.

Ultrasonic signal processing apparatus, ultrasonic imaging apparatus using same, and control method in ultrasonic signal processing apparatus

The ultrasonic signal processing apparatus includes a water tank having an opening portion, a measurement unit, and a moving unit. The measurement unit which is disposed on an outside of the water tank, includes a transducer array that transmits and receives an ultrasonic signal, and a space which is filled with a material for propagating the ultrasonic signal, and measures the ultrasonic signal.

Imaging protocol manager pulling systems and methods

Apparatus, systems, and methods for imaging protocol management are disclosed and described. An example imaging protocol manager includes an orchestrator, a baseliner, and a protocol application.
General Electric Company

Methods and systems for patient scan setup

Methods and systems are provided for automatically adjusting a position of a table configured to be positioned in a bore of a medical imaging device. The table may be adjusted according to one or more of a table elevation, an anatomical reference, and a start scan location.
General Electric Company

X-ray imaging

The intensity of an x-ray signal received at a detector after passing through an object of interest is a function of the attenuation, phase change, and scattering caused by the object of interest. In traditional x-ray systems, it was not possible to resolve these components.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Radiographic apparatus and radiographic system

A radiographic apparatus includes a plurality of notifying units, each including a different way to provide notification, and a switching unit that switches at least one of the notifying units to be used to provide notification based on an arrangement of or imaging mode of the radiographic apparatus.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

X-ray imaging unit for medical imaging

The application relates to an x-ray imaging unit for a medical imaging. The unit comprising a rotating part comprising a first x-ray source and an x-ray imaging detector unit configured to provide an image by means of at least a rotational movement (r) around a rotation axis of the rotating part, and an upper shelf for supporting the rotating part.
Palodex Group Oy

Radiation therapy system and methods of use thereof

One aspect of the invention provides a system for radiation treatment of a tumor allowing for imaging of the tumor and a surrounding region during radiation therapy and to methods of using such a system. In one embodiment, the system includes a number of radiation detectors positioned in an array to detect radiation scattered from the tumor and the surrounding region.
Uchicago Argonne, Llc, Operator Of Argonne National Laboratory

Radiographic imaging apparatus and radiographic imaging system

A radiographic imaging apparatus includes a pixel, a readout unit, and a signal processing unit. The pixel includes a switch configured to connect a conversion element configured to convert radiation into an electric signal to a signal line.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging beam positioning apparatus and use thereof

The invention comprises an alignment guide apparatus and a method of use thereof for aligning an imaging beam, longitudinally passing through an exit nozzle of an imaging system, to an imaging zone of a sample, includes the steps of: (1) providing an alignment guide, the alignment guide comprising: (a) a guide wall at least partially circumferentially enclosing an aperture, (b) a first laser element connected to the guide wall, and (c) a second laser element connected to the guide wall; (2) inserting the exit nozzle of the imaging system into the aperture; (3) projecting a first line from the first laser element onto the sample; (4) projecting a second line from the second laser element onto the sample; and (5) moving the sample relative to the exit nozzle of the imaging system to position an intersection of the first line and the second line at the imaging zone to align the imaging beam to the imaging zone.. .

Patient support medical imaging

A patient support system includes a support beam that may translocate along an axial axis of a medical imaging system. At least a portion of the support beam may be disposed within a central bore of the medical imaging system.
General Electric Company

Medical image processing apparatus, medical image processing method, computer-readable medical-image processing program, moving-object tracking apparatus, and radiation therapy system

A medical image processing apparatus comprising: a first input interface configured to acquire a three-dimensional volume image of an object which is provided with at least one marker, the three-dimensional volume image being generated by imaging the object using a medical examination apparatus; a second input interface configured to acquire geometry information of an imaging apparatus which is used for imaging the object to generate a fluoroscopic image of the object; and a specific-setting-information generator configured to generate specific setting information based on the three-dimensional volume image and the geometry information, the specific setting information being used for setting of imaging for generating an image depicting the at least one marker or setting of image processing of the image depicting the at least one marker.. .
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation

Systems and methods for identification and prediction of structural spine pain

Systems, computer-readable media, and methods for assessing morphometric measures of spinal vertebrae and inter-vertebral discs in a quantitative manner using imaging data and human body weight measures, for identification and prediction of structural spine pain, are described. The systems, media, and methods of the present disclosure utilize simple measurements of axial areas of vertebrae using endplate data of routinely acquired digital imaging pixels and body weight.

Capacitance measuring and imaging sensor system

Embodiments disclosed herein provide methods, apparatus and computer systems comprising an input unit for inputting one or more data sets to be processed comprising a capacitance measuring device configured to measure one or more conductive elements on a sensor plane and provide a corresponding data set of measurements obtained from the conductive elements. A computing unit is coupled to the input unit and for processing the data sets; the computing unit comprises at least one processor with non-transient memory.

Marker delivery device with releasable plug

A tissue marker delivery device includes a hollow cannula and a fibrous marker. The hollow cannula has a distal region.
Senorx, Inc.

Localization array position in treatment room coordinate system

Localization array position determination in a treatment room coordinate system is described. A method may include imaging, using an imaging system, a position of one or more markers integrated with a localization array in a treatment room and transforming the position of the one or more markers to a treatment room coordinate system.
Accuray Incorporated

System and generating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease activity score (nas) using magnetic resonance elastography

The present disclosure relates to a system and method for non-invasively determining nafld activity scores (nas) in patients using mechanical properties determined through magnetic resonance elastography (mre) imaging. The non-invasively determined nas score is then used to diagnose nfald and nash patients..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Method for recording diagnostic measurement data of a head of an examination object in head imaging via a magnetic resonance device

A method is proposed for recording diagnostic measurement data of a head of an examination object in head imaging via a magnetic resonance device. The method comprises performing an overview scan of the head of the examination object, wherein overview measurement data is acquired in the overview scan and performing various diagnostic scans of the head of the examination object based on the acquired overview measurement data, wherein diagnostic measurement data is acquired in the various diagnostic scans..
The General Hospital Corporation

Method and system for cardiac motion corrected mr exam using deformable registration

In various embodiments, the present invention teaches methods and related systems for imaging the coronary arteries in high spatiotemporal resolution for the assessment of coronary stenosis. In some embodiments, the method teaches the use of a 3d radial k-space trajectory, continuous acquisition, retrospective cardiac and respiratory self-gating, and non-rigid cardiac and respiratory motion correction to reconstruct any arbitrary cardiac phase with minimal motion artifacts and high image quality..
Cedars-sinai Medical Center

Photoacoustic wave detecting device and photoacoustic imaging device

The objective of the invention is to make it possible to provide a high-resolution photoacoustic imaging device at low cost. This photoacoustic wave detecting device includes: a beam splitter (111) which splits emitted light from a light source; an optical physical property shifting unit (120) which changes at least one physical property of the split lights in such a way that the split lights interfere with each other; a lens (140) into which each split lights enters parallel to the optical axis; and an acoustic detecting unit (150) which detects an acoustic wave generated in a region of an observation target at the focal point of the lens (140)..
Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Motion-adaptive interactive imaging method

Methods and systems are provided for the detecting and presenting of faint signals from a real-time interactive imager. A real-time view of a subject is controlled by a user by entering commands that move the subject or a camera used to record the real-time view.
Li-cor, Inc.

Apparatus for imaging skin

An apparatus for skin imaging is provided. The apparatus is used in conjunction with a mobile device to obtain digital images using a digital camera and a light source provided by the mobile device.
Metaoptima Technology Inc.

Imaging devices, systems, and methods of operation for acoustic-enhanced optical coherence tomography

The present invention provides imaging devices, systems, and methods of operation for acoustic-enhanced optical coherence tomography. The systems coordinate imaging devices, optical coherence tomography (oct), and pulsed ultrasound (fus) and or pulsed ultrasound (pus) to enhance the contrast of images.
Chang Gung University

Fundus imaging system

A fundus imaging system includes: an image sensor array, where the image sensor array includes monochrome photodiodes and global shutter control, an illumination unit with one or more light-emitting diodes that have one or more dies, a computing system including a processor and memory, one or more lenses, one or more reflective mirrors, and a display. In an example method of use, a clinician positions a patient, initiates a focal adjustment, initiates a retinal imaging process, and the same or a different clinician views the image.
Welch Allyn, Inc.

Eyeball observation device, eyewear terminal, line-of-sight detection method, and program

There is provided an eyeball observation device, which can stably detect a line of sight, the eyeball observation device including: at least one infrared light source configured to radiate polarized infrared light onto an eyeball of a user; and at least one imaging device configured to capture an image of the eyeball irradiated with the polarized infrared light and to be capable of simultaneously capturing a polarization image with at least three directions.. .
Sony Corporation

Imaging apparatus

An ss-oct apparatus includes a clock generator configured as an interferometer including an optical path through which part of light emitted from a light source passes, the optical path being split into a first optical path and a second optical path having an optical path length difference relative to the first optical path, to generate a clock used by a converter sampling an analog signal; a tomographic image obtaining unit configured to obtain a tomographic image of a fundus by using a digital signal converted from the analog signal sampled by the converter using the generated clock; and a scan unit configured to scan illumination light across the fundus at a scan angle of 47 degrees or more in air. The tomographic image obtaining unit is configured to obtain a tomographic image of the fundus at a distance of 4.0 mm more within an eyeball in a depth range..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging system and endoscope system

An imaging system includes an illumination portion, an imager, a reader, and an illumination controller configured to control an intensity of illumination light based on modulated illumination in a non-reading period. The modulated illumination has a first integrated light amount as a product of a variable intensity of a first pulse and an output period of the illumination light and a second integrated light amount as a product of a constant intensity of a second pulse and the output period.
Olympus Corporation

Apparatus, systems, and methods for biomedical imaging and stimulation

A multi-channel optical imaging and stimulation system includes a light source to deliver light beams into a light guide. Different light beams are coupled into different spatial modes supported by the light guide.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Method and machine for preparing insoles

The present invention relates to a method of preparing insoles and to a system for preparing insoles. The invention uses a machine for imaging the foot inserted in the footwear, designs an insole and produces the insole for instance with a three dimensional printer..
To-a-t Ip B.v.

Contrast agents for applications including perfusion imaging

The present invention is directed, in part, to compounds and methods for imaging the central nervous system or cancer, comprising administering to a subject a contrast agent which comprises a compound that binds mc-1, and an imaging moiety, and scanning the subject using diagnostic imaging.. .
Walters Gardens, Inc.

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Generating x-ray pulses during x-ray imaging

Systems and methods are provided for generating x-ray pulses during x-ray imaging. A high voltage of an x-ray tube is automatically switched off.

Medical imaging apparatus, medical image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium related to the medical image processing method

A medical imaging apparatus and a medical image processing method are provided. The medical imaging apparatus includes a data obtainer configured to obtain raw data by performing a tomography scan on an object.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Tracking support apparatus, tracking support system, and tracking support method

Tracking support apparatus includes: a tracking target setter that sets a moving object to be tracked by letting a monitoring person specify the moving object to be tracked on a video from a camera; a camera searcher that searches for a current tracing camera currently imaging the moving object to be tracked; a camera predictor that predicts a successive camera subsequently imaging the moving object to be tracked; a camera position presenter that displays a monitoring area map indicating a position of the current tracing camera; and a camera video presenter that displays a live video of each camera and highlights each live video of the current tracing camera and the successive camera. The camera position presentation unit and the camera video presentation unit display the monitoring area map and the live video of the camera in different display windows..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix, wherein one pixel of the plurality of pixels is arranged in one unit pixel region of a plurality of unit pixel regions, a plurality of sub vertical output lines, each of which outputs pixel signals from the plurality of pixels in the same pixel column, and a plurality of block select circuits provided in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of sub vertical output lines. A load capacitance connected to a main vertical output line is reduced by connecting the plurality of sub vertical output lines and the main vertical output line via the plurality of block select circuits.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus and imaging system

Provided is an imaging apparatus including a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arranged in a matrix, each of the pixels comprising a photoelectric conversion portion. The pixel array includes a first pixel configured to output an imaging signal in accordance with an incident light and a second pixel configured to output a correction signal used for correcting the imaging signal.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Ad converter, signal processing method, solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus

Provided is an ad converter including a first ad converting unit in which pixel columns of a pixel array are divided into at least two groups, and that compares a first ramp signal and a first pixel signal output from a first group of the pixel columns and performs ad conversion on the first pixel signal; and a second ad converting unit that compares a second ramp signal and a second pixel signal output from a second group of the pixel columns and performs ad conversion on the second pixel signal, in which the first ramp signal is a signal of which a level is decreased with a constant slope over time in a d-phase period for detecting a signal level of a pixel signal, and the second ramp signal is a signal of which a level is increased with a constant slope over time in the d-phase period.. .
Sony Corporation

Imaging device

According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided an imaging device including: a plurality of pixels, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion unit that photoelectrically converts received light, a read node in which a signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion unit is accumulated, and a first readout circuit that performs analog-to-digital conversion to convert a signal based on the signal charge accumulated in the read node into a digital signal; and a second readout circuit that reads a signal based on the signal charge, the signal having a smaller amplitude than a resolution of the analog-to-digital conversion of the first readout circuit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Extending a focus search range in an imaging system including a high speed variable focal length lens

A method for controlling an imaging system comprising a variable focal length (vfl) lens having first and second operating resonant frequencies, a lens controller, and a camera is disclosed. The first frequency provides a larger optical power variation and large focus range, at the expense of aberration in the imaging system.
Mitutoyo Corporation

Imaging apparatus and control method thereof

An imaging apparatus according to the present invention, includes: an imaging unit; a display unit; and a control unit configured, in a period of performing a repeated recording process to perform imaging by the imaging unit at every set interval time and record a captured image in a recording medium, to perform control such that a live-view display on the display unit is turned off and driving of the imaging unit is stopped in a case where the interval time is a specific time or longer, and such that the live-view display on the display unit is turned off, but the driving of the imaging unit is not stopped in a case where the interval time is less than the specific time.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Service system, information processing apparatus, and service providing method

A service system includes a mobile terminal and an information processing device capable of communication via a network. The mobile terminal includes a first transmission unit that transmits spherical images taken in respective imaging locations and positional information about the imaging locations to the information processing device.
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Image sensor and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to an image sensor and an electronic apparatus which enable higher-quality images to be obtained. Provided is an image sensor including a plurality of pixels, each pixel including one on-chip lens, and a plurality of photoelectric conversion layers formed below the on-chip lens.
Sony Corporation

Imaging device and automatic control system

According to one embodiment, an imaging device includes a first optical system configured to perform first image blurring and second image blurring to light from an object, an image capturing device configured to receive the light from the object through the first optical system and output a first image signal including first blur and a second image signal including second blur, and a data processor configured to generate distance information based on the first image signal and the second image signal.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Information processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, imaging system, control information processing apparatus, control imaging apparatus, and program

An imaging system includes an imaging apparatus and an information processing apparatus. The imaging apparatus has a control related to an imaging operation performed based on an operation input performed in the information processing apparatus by connecting to the information processing apparatus by using wireless communication.

Imaging apparatus and image processing system

In an imaging apparatus, at least one imaging unit performs a capturing task to capture image data in accordance with control data. An embedding unit embeds, into the image data, condition data indicative of an operating condition of the imaging unit, thus generating embedded image data.
Denso Corporation

Image processing device adjusting pixel-luminance characteristics

An image processing device is provided with an image acquiring unit that acquires the image from an imaging unit mounted on a vehicle, a light determining unit that determines a state of a light mounted on the vehicle, and an adjusting unit that adjusts a relationship between a luminance at an object to be captured by the imaging unit, and a pixel value in the image. The adjusting unit is configured to set, when the light determining unit determines the state of the light is in the low-beam state, the illuminance where the pixel value is at the lower limit, to be lower than that of a case when the light determining unit determines the state of the light is in the high-beam state..
Denso Corporation

System and light sheet microscope and clearing for tracing

An exemplary system and method for imaging tissue includes using an illumination objective, directing one or multi photon excitation lights onto a portion of a tissue from a position on top and at an oblique angle relative to the tissue while the tissue is mounted on a stage. The method further includes generating a tissue-penetrating light-sheet from the one or multi photon excitation lights.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Image forming apparatus

An image forming apparatus includes an illumination device, a beam splitter, an imaging device, and an image forming circuit. The illumination device includes first emitters emitting first light polarized at 30°, second emitters emitting second light polarized at 90°, and third emitters emitting third light polarized at 150°, and illuminates a subject with the first, second, and/or third light.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Dense field imaging

Dense field imagers are disclosed which are configured to provide fused and/or stitched light field data for a scene. A dense field imager can include a plurality of imaging elements configured to be joined into image blocks or facets that each provides light field data about a scene.
Red.com, Llc

Printer and mobile information processing apparatus

A printer includes an imaging unit, an imaging light unit, a transmitter, and a receiver. The transmitter transmits designation information via visible light communication by using the imaging light unit.
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Light blocking sheet, imaging lens module and electronic apparatus

A light blocking sheet includes a first outer layer, a second outer layer, an inner substrate layer and a central axis. The first outer layer includes a first opening.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a light-shielding layer that is disposed in a pixel region containing a pixel including a photoelectric conversion element and a charge holding portion and a peripheral region in which a signal from the pixel is processed and that is electrically connected to a substrate at a contact portion in the peripheral region, a first insulating layer that has an end portion between the charge holding portion and the contact portion in plan view and that is disposed between the substrate and the light-shielding layer, and a first insulating member that is disposed on a side surface of the end portion of the first insulating layer and that buffers a step due to the end portion. A portion of the light-shielding layer overlapping the first insulating member in the plan view has an upper surface having a shape following a shape of the first insulating member..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Semiconductor device and imaging device

To improve the joining strength between semiconductor chips. In a semiconductor device, a first semiconductor chip includes a first joining surface including a first insulating layer, a plurality of first pads to which a first inner layer circuit insulated by the first insulating layer is electrically connected, and a linear first metal layer arranged on an outside of the plurality of first pads.
Sony Corporation

Reduction of tft instability in digital x-ray detectors

A digital radiographic detector uses an igzo active layer in the switching element for each imaging pixel in a two-dimensional array of imaging pixels. Each imaging pixel has a photo-sensitive element and the switching element.
Kyung Hee University

Solid-state imaging device

An imaging device that includes a substrate, a photoelectric conversion section disposed in the substrate, an element isolation region disposed adjacent to the photoelectric conversion section, a floating diffusion electrically connected to the photoelectric conversion section, an amplification transistor having a gate electrode and an active region, and a contact section disposed on the gate electrode of the amplification transistor. The contact section overlaps the active region of the amplification transistor.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer on which a plurality of pixels are arranged along a light-receiving surface being a main surface of the semiconductor layer, photoelectric conversion units provided for the respective pixels in the semiconductor layer, and a trench element isolation area formed by providing an insulating layer in a trench pattern formed on a light-receiving surface side of the semiconductor layer, the trench element isolation area being provided at a position displaced from a pixel boundary between the pixels.. .
Sony Corporation

Trench structured vertical mosfet

The structure is proper for cmos digital and analog devices, imaging, signal processing, memory, and power devices and may replace many conventional planar structured devices because of its outstanding performances.. .

Enhanced via fill material and processing for dual damascene integration

A process comprises insulating a porous low k substrate with an organic polymer coating where the polymer does not penetrate or substantially penetrate the pores of the substrate, e.g., pores having a pore diameter of about one nm to about 5 nm, thereby completely or substantially mitigating the potential for capacitance increase of the substrate. The substrate comprises porous microcircuit substrate materials with surface pores optionally opening into subsurface pores.
International Business Machines Corporation

Passive beamformer

A passive beamformer for ultrasound imaging. An ultrasound probe includes a plurality of ultrasound transducers and beamforming circuitry.
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Methods and software for creating a 3d image from images of multiple histological sections and for mapping anatomical information from a reference atlas to a histological image

Methods and software assisting a user in working with images of histological sections to increase the user's productivity and decrease the need for extensive expertise in anatomy. In some embodiments, the methods include methods of assisting a user in creating a 3d volume image of a tissue block from a series of images of histological sections taken from the tissue block.
Microbrightfield, Inc.

Processing apparatus, imaging apparatus and automatic control system

According to one embodiment, a processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is electrically coupled to the memory and is configured to acquire a first image of an object and a second linage of the object, the first image including blur having a shape indicated by a symmetric first blur function, the second image including blur having a shape indicated by an asymmetric second blur function, calculate a distance to the object, based on correlation between the first blur function and the second blur function, and calculate reliability of the distance, based on a degree of the correlation..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Beam hardening correction for scanning dark field and phase contrast imaging

An apparatus and related method for processing image data supplied by a scanning phase contrast or dark-field imaging apparatus (ma). Beam hardening artifact in phase contrast and dark-field imaging can be reduced by applying a beam hardening processing operation by a beam hardening processing module (bhc) in respect of a plurality of detector readings that contribute signals to the same image pixel position or geometric ray of an imaging region of the apparatus (ma).
Koninklijke Philps N.v.

Automatic compensation for the light attenuation due to epidermal melanin in skin images

Melanin is an effective absorber of light and is able to dissipate the majority of light absorbed by the pigment. This can mask the absorbance of biomolecules of interest such as hemoglobin when imaging skin tissue.
Kent Imaging

Alignment of mixed-modality data sets for reduction and removal of imaging artifacts

Methods and systems are described for removing reflective artifacts from an imaging model. An x-ray detector captures x-ray images that include a structure and an imaging device captures a surface scan of the same structure.
Dental Imaging Technologies Corporation

Processing apparatus, imaging apparatus and automatic control system

According to one embodiment, a processing apparatus includes a memory and a processor. The processor is electrically coupled to the memory and is configured to acquire a first image of an object and a second image of the object, the first image including blur having a shape indicated by a symmetric first blur function, the second image including blur having a shape indicated by an asymmetric second blur function, calculate a distance to the object, based on correlation between the first blur function and the second blur function, and calculate reliability of the distance, based on a degree of the correlation..
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Onboard environment recognition device

An onboard environment recognition device is obtained with which it is possible to improve recognition performance within the headlight illumination range and outside the headlight illumination range of a vehicle with an onboard camera. This onboard environment recognition device has: an imaging unit 100 for imaging, using a camera installed in the vehicle, at a wider-angle range than the headlight illumination range; an in-illumination/out-of-illumination exposure adjustment unit for setting appropriate exposure conditions separately within the headlight illumination range and outside the headlight illumination range; and a recognition unit 500 for recognizing images on the basis of the acquired images.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Skin analyzer

A skin analyzer includes a base, an optical imaging system, a flash module, a circuit module, a computing module and a display module. The optical imaging system is disposed on the base for capturing an image of an imaging area.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Object detection device

Provided is an object detection device capable of reliably recognizing a vehicle. This object detection device detects multiple three-dimensional objects from a left image and a right image captured with a left imaging unit and a right imaging unit (s103), extracts, as combination candidates from among the multiple three-dimensional objects, two three-dimensional objects which exist with an interval to the left/right, and determines whether a sparse parallax region, which is a region having a smaller parallax density than left/right regions, exists in an intermediate region between the two three-dimensional objects extracted as combination candidates.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Reader for optical indicia presented under two or more imaging conditions within a single frame time

The present invention embraces an optical indicia reader, e.g., barcode scanner, that captures images of optical indicia under multiple imaging conditions within the span of a single frame. The reader includes an image sensor having selectively-addressable pixels that can be divided into groups having regions of interest (rois) within the reader field of view.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

Data reader with hybrid auto focus system

The present disclosure relates to data readers including an improved imaging system that optimizes active and passive autofocus techniques for improving data reading functions. In an example, the data reader initially uses active autofocus techniques to focus a lens system based on a measurement reading by a rangefinder and acquire an image of an item in the field-of-view of the data reader.
Datalogic Ip Tech S.r.l.

Method and system that provides access to custom and interactive content from an optical code

The present invention provides the method for users to access different content when users snap a picture of a single optical code. The present invention relates to a method and system that provides a single user or concurrently provides multiple users with controlled access to custom and interactive content.

Method and computer for scheduling the operation of an image acquisition apparatus

In a method and computer for creating a usage schedule during a usage phase of an image acquisition apparatus, time slots of the usage phase are assigned to examinations of a patient that use at least one measurement protocol. The scheduling is performed using examination durations associated with the examinations based on at least one examination parameter specifying the examination and/or at least one patient parameter specifying the patient, as input data, determined by an analysis algorithm using operating data that are recorded during the operation of the image acquisition apparatus and/or an image acquisition apparatus allocated to a group of image acquisition apparatuses of the same imaging modality..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Automated transfer of patient data to a medical imaging apparatus

In a method and components for automated transfer of patient data to a medical imaging apparatus, a communication connection between a patient and a communication module of the medical imaging apparatus is established automatically. It is then identified whether the patient has granted release of patient data, and if the patient has granted release, the patient data are transferred from a patient-data storage source to the medical imaging apparatus..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for operation of an industrial machine

A control system for monitoring operation of an industrial machine includes a processor and a tangible, non-transitory, computer-readable memory communicating with the processor. The tangible, non-transitory computer-readable memory includes instructions that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including: receiving image data from an imaging device that monitors an image zone around the industrial machine, analyzing the image data, generating, based upon the analyzing, operational data associated with the industrial machine, and transmitting the operational data to a display that is communicatively coupled to the control system..
Safe Tek, Llc

Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for operation of an industrial machine

A control system for operation of an industrial machine includes a processor and a tangible, non-transitory, computer-readable memory communicating with the processor. The tangible, non-transitory computer-readable memory includes instructions that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including: receiving image data from an imaging device that monitors an image zone around the industrial machine, and analyzing the image data.
Safe Tek, Llc

Process cartridge

A process cartridge configured to be detachably installed to a main body of the imaging device includes a housing, and a photosensitive drum arranged in the housing. A drive coupler configured to receive a driving force from a drive head of the main body of the imaging device is provided at an end of the photosensitive drum.
Zhuhai Fast Image Products Co., Ltd.

Semiconductive roller

A semiconductive roller is provided which includes a roller body including a tubular inner layer of an inner layer elastic material containing a softener, and an outer layer of an outer layer elastic material provided on an outer periphery of the inner layer. The outer layer elastic material has a swelling percentage of not higher than 1% as measured when the outer layer elastic material is immersed in the softener at 100° c.
Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Projection exposure method and projection exposure microlithography

A projection exposure method for exposing a radiation-sensitive substrate with at least one image of a pattern includes providing the pattern between an illumination system and a projection lens of a projection exposure apparatus so that the pattern is arranged in the region of an object plane of the projection lens and can be imaged via the projection lens into an image plane of the projection lens. The image plane is optically conjugate with respect to the object plane, and imaging-relevant properties of the pattern can be characterized by pattern data.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

Switchable mirror lens system for redirecting laser energy during periods of non-printing

A laser imaging system and method for printing includes a digital micromirror device and a switchable mirror element that acts as a clear lens element during the printing by the laser imaging system. A laser diode array provides a laser to the switchable mirror element in a laser path, wherein the switchable mirror element is located in the laser path between the laser diode array and the digital micromirror device to divert energy out of the system and away from the digital micromirror device during periods of non-laser imaging without reducing or powering down the laser system..
Xerox Corporation

Imaging apparatus, control the imaging apparatus, and storage medium

An imaging apparatus includes a controller configured to control a motor and an image sensor. The controller rotates the motor in a first direction as reading of a signal corresponding to first imaging starts for one frame using the image sensor, and charges the first urging member and the blade member.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Electrochromic element, optical filter using the same, lens unit, imaging device, window material, and driving electrochromic element

An electrochromic device of the present disclosure includes an electrochromic element including an anode, a cathode, and an electrochromic layer disposed between the anode and the cathode and a drive device connected to the electrochromic element. In the electrochromic device described above, the anode and the cathode include a plurality of pairs of electricity feeding portions, the pairs of electricity feeding portions are disposed so that straight lines which are drawn to pass through the pairs of electricity feeding portions are intersected with each other, and the drive device supplies different drive signals to the pairs of electricity feeding portions..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Switchable mirror system for reflecting laser input during printing

A switchable mirror system and method includes a laser imaging module including one or more lasers and one or more dmds (digital micromirror devices), and a switchable mirror component located in a path upstream from the dmd (or dmds) to direct a laser from the dmd when there is pause in a printing operation facilitated by said laser imaging module. A non-mechanical and electronic switchable mirror is thus located in the laser path between an lda (laser diode array) and a dmd to divert energy out of the system and away from the dmd during periods of non-laser imaging without reducing or power down the laser system..
Xerox Corporation

Illumination apparatus optimized for synthetic aperture optics imaging using minimum selective excitation patterns

A synthetic aperture optics (sao) imaging method minimizes the number of selective excitation patterns used to illuminate the imaging target, based on the objects' physical characteristics corresponding to spatial frequency content from the illuminated target and/or one or more parameters of the optical imaging system used for sao. With the minimized number of selective excitation patterns, the time required to perform sao is reduced dramatically, thereby allowing sao to be used with dna sequencing applications that require massive parallelization for cost reduction and high throughput.
Optical Biosystems, Inc.

Imaging apparatus

The cost and power consumption of an imaging apparatus are reduced by facilitating detection of an incident angle of a light beam transmitted through a grating substrate. An image sensor converts an optical image captured by pixels arranged on an imaging surface and outputs the converted image signal.
Maxell, Ltd.

Imaging apparatus and automatic control system

According to one embodiment an imaging apparatus includes a filter configured to transmit light and an image sensor configured to generate an image according to the light. The filter includes first to fourth filter regions.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Distributed light manipulation over imaging waveguide

In a stacked waveguide assembly, the waveguides can comprise color filters, distributed filters, and/or switch materials. Examples of color filters include dyes, tints, or stains.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Confocal microscope with positionable imaging head

A confocal microscope for imaging tissue having an imaging head for capturing optically formed microscopic sectional images of tissue samples, a platform upon which is disposed a linear stage for moving the imaging head along a vertical dimension, and a rotary stage to rotate the linear stage and imaging head about the vertical dimension. A mounting arm couples the imaging head to the linear stage to adjust tilt of the imaging head and to rotate the imaging head about a normal axis perpendicular to an optical axis of an objective lens of the imaging head.
Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics, Inc.

Lwir imaging lens, image capturing system having the same, and associated method

An imaging lens for use with an operational waveband over any subset of 7.5-13.5 μm may include a first optical element of a first high-index material and a second optical element of a second high-index material. At least two surfaces of the first and second optical elements may be optically powered surfaces.
Flir Systems Trading Belgium Bvba

Laminate, solid-state imaging device, producing laminate, and kit

Provided are a laminate having an antireflection layer including inorganic particles, and an infrared light reflecting layer, in which the infrared light reflecting layer includes a first selective reflection layer which is formed by fixing a liquid crystal phase having a helical axis which rotates in a right direction, and a second selective reflection layer which is formed by fixing a liquid crystal phase having a helical axis which rotates in a left direction, a method for producing the laminate, a solid-state imaging device including the laminate, and a kit used for producing the laminate.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Distributed solar energy prediction imaging

Concepts of distributed solar energy prediction imaging are described. In one embodiment, a solar forecast system includes a computing environment, a network, and an imaging device.
Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Structured detectors and detector systems for radiation imaging

Detector module designs for radiographic imaging include first and second layers of scintillator rods or pixel arrays oriented in first and second directions. The first and second directions are transversely oriented to define a light sharing region between the first and second layers.
Minnesota Imaging And Engineering Llc

Radiation imaging apparatus, control method thereof, and program

A radiation imaging apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a scintillator configured convert radiation into light, a sensor panel in which a plurality of pixels each comprising a light detector configured to detect the light is arranged in a two-dimensional array, and a processing unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Structured detectors and detector systems for radiation imaging

Detector module designs for radiographic imaging include first and second layers of scintillator rods or pixel arrays oriented in first and second directions. The first and second directions are transversely oriented to define a light sharing region between the first and second layers.
Minnesota Imaging And Engineering Llc

Method and device for imaging by magnetic resonance

A mri device includes: structure applying a main magnetic field on an axis z over a sample zone; structure emitting a magnetic field gradient and structure emitting a radiofrequency pulse, and a controller. The controller performs on the sample zone, a sequence including: a radiofrequency pulse and/or phase at each repetition; and a spatial gradient of the component along the z axis.
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

Production module and method, imaging device and method and mri and/or mrs programs

A supply output (632) for supplying of the mri and/or mrs reference signal (s0).. .

A determining a gradient impulse response function during execution of a magnetic resonance imaging or spectroscopy sequence

A method of determining an actual gradient impulse response function during execution of a magnetic resonance (mr) imaging or spectroscopy sequence, wherein a main magnetic field is generated in a sample region of an mr apparatus by means of a main magnet and wherein superimposed time dependent gradient fields and radiofrequency fields in a first rf band are generated in the sample region according to a first mr sequence for forming images or spectra, the gradient fields being generated by gradient forming means of the mr apparatus operated according to a gradient forming sequence part of said first mr sequence, the mr apparatus further comprising at least one magnetic field probe. The method comprises the steps of: —operating said at least one magnetic field probe according to a second sequence, whereby a time dependent probe signal is repeatedly acquired from each magnetic field probe during a probe acquisition time window, thus providing at least one time dependent probe signal; —obtaining said actual gradient impulse response function by calculating an impulse response function from said at least one time dependent probe signal and from said gradient forming sequence part..
Universitat Zurich

Systems and methods for diffusion-weighted multi-spectral magnetic resonance imaging

Systems and methods for performing diffusion-weighted multi-spectral imaging (“ms!”) with a magnetic resonance imaging (“mri”) system are provided, diffusion-weighted images can thus be acquired from a subject in which a metallic object, such as an implant or other device, is present. In general, a two-dimensional or three-dimensional diffusion-weighted propeller acquisition is performed to acquire data from multiple different spectral bins.
The Medical College Of Wisconsin, Inc.

Rf coil elements with split dc loops for magnetic resonance imaging systems for integrated parallel reception, excitation, and shimming and related methods and devices

Systems, methods and devices are configured for integrated parallel reception, excitation, and shimming (ipres) with rf coil elements with split dc loops. Parallel transmit/receive (which can include b1 shimming and/or parallel imaging capabilities) and b0 shimming employ the same set of localized coils or transverse electromagnetic (tem) coil elements, with each coil or tem element working in both an rf mode (for transmit/receive and b1 shimming) and a direct current (dc) mode (for b0 shimming) simultaneously.
Duke University

Method and the measurement, characterization and correction of geometric distortions in magnetic resonance imaging

Various embodiments are described herein for an apparatus and a method for measuring and characterizing geometric distortions for a region of interest in images obtained using magnetic resonance. The method comprises deriving a computed set of 3d distortion vectors for a set of points within a region of interest covered by a phantom by using harmonic analysis to solve an associated boundary value problem based on boundary conditions derived from a measured set of 3d distortion vectors.
University Health Network

A type of mr coil and electrical resonant circuitry comprised of the coil

An imaging coil used for magnetic resonance imaging, comprising at least one conductor (11), the conductor (11) comprising at least one carbon-based nano-material part (12), the conductor (11) also comprising at least one metal conductive part (13); the metal conductive part (13) is disposed on the end of the carbon-based nano-material part (12); and the carbon-based nano-material part (12) occupies 10% or below of the weight of the conductor (11). Using the present imaging coil, the signal to noise ratio of the imaging coil is higher, and the quality of images of a nuclear magnetic resonance imaging device provided with said imaging coil is more precise and accurate..
Medlion Healthcare Technologies Ltd.

Coil assembly for magnetic resonance imaging

A magnetic resonance imaging system is provided. The system includes a solenoid magnet configured to generate a static magnetic field and an annular coil assembly housed within at least a portion of the solenoid magnet.
Synaptive Medical (barbados) Inc.

Material characterization using ion channeling imaging

Detecting emissions from the work piece sample at each analysis point; and determining the composition or crystal structure of one or more grains based on the detected secondary emissions.. .

System and reconstructing the surface topography of an object embedded within a scattering medium

Methods of reconstructing the surface topography of an object embedded in a scattering medium are provided, with example methodologies including: imaging an object embedded in a signal scattering medium using a scattered signal detector; detecting changes in the magnitude of a plurality of scattered signals obtained from multiple fields of view within the medium; and constructing an image of the surface topography of the object based on said plurality of detected signal magnitude changes. A plurality of system, apparatus, control means, evaluation methods, and materials and components useful for practicing the methods are also disclosed..
Visuray Intech Ltd (bvi)

Method of correcting a fluorescence image

A method for correcting a fluorescence image of an object, for example a biological tissue that can include fluorescent agents. The distance between a fluorescence probe generating the fluorescence image and the object examined is measured.
Fluoptics

Systems and methods of identifying and/or tracking particles in a droplet, wherein the particle can be a cell

In accordance with embodiments herein, microfluidics systems and methods are described for identifying and/or tracking particles in a droplet. For example, the particle may be a bead, a cell, or any other type of particle.
Commissariat À L'Énergie Atomique Et Aux Énergies Alternatives

Device for measuring an imaging property of an optical system

A device for measuring the mtf or another imaging property of an optical system has a light pattern generating unit that generates a light pattern in a focal plane of the optical system. A reference axis of the device is oriented along an optical axis of the optical system.
Trioptics Gmbh

Gas detection, imaging and flow rate measurement system

A system analyzes radiation from a scene in a field of view that includes a gas cloud with absorption characteristics in a wavelength band. The system includes first and second devices.
Ci Systems (israel) Ltd.

Imaging spectrometer with freeform surfaces

Expanded performance opportunities for imaging spectrometers are described using φ-polynomial freeform surfaces in reflective and diffractive optics. The imaging spectrometers are generally of a type that include an entrance aperture for admitting radiation over a range of wavelengths, a detector array, a primary reflective optic with optical power, a secondary reflective diffractive optic, and a tertiary reflective optic with optical power for collectively imaging the entrance aperture onto the detector array through a range of dispersed positions.
University Of Rochester

Three-dimensional measurement device

A three-dimensional measurement device includes: a first irradiator that radiates a first light pattern from a first position toward an object; a first grid controller that controls a first grid to change phases of the first light pattern; a second irradiator that radiates a second light pattern from a second position toward the object; a second grid controller that controls the second grid to change phases of the second light pattern; a camera that takes an image of reflected light from the object; and a processor that: performs one of a first imaging process of imaging processes performed by radiation of the first light pattern and a second imaging process of imaging processes performed by radiation of the second light pattern; and subsequently performs the other imaging process without waiting for completion of the transfer or changeover of the first or the second grid involved in the one imaging process.. .
Ckd Corporation

Systems, apparatus, and methods for spectral imaging

A spectral imaging system includes an autocorrelator to generate different autocorrelations when the moving reflector in the autocorrelator is at different positions so as to reconstruct spectral images. The system also includes a position measurement system to measure the actual positions of the moving reflector when autocorrelations are taken.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Sensor

A sensor comprising a light component in support of a light source operable to direct a beam of light onto an imaging device having an image sensor, such as a ccd or cmos or n-type metal-oxide-semiconductor (nmos or live mos) sensor. The sensor can also comprise an imaging device positioned proximate to the light component and operable to receive the beam of light, and to convert this into an electric signal, wherein the light component and the imaging device are movable relative to one another, and wherein relative movement of the light component and the imaging device is determinable in multiple degrees of freedom.
Rememdia Lc

Polysaccharide nanoparticles

Polysaccharide nanoparticles that are particularly useful in for example drug and agent delivery, tissue-specific targeting, for medical imaging and diagnosis, as well as modifiers of physico-chemical properties. The nanoparticles can be highly-branched glucose homopolymers and can be characterized by a uniform spherical shape.
Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc.

Method for on-line imaging of mesophase particles

On-line detection of mesophase particles employs a laser diode light source to illuminate a target area with a pulsed laser linearly or circularly polarized probe beam. Analysis of images determines extent of presence the birefringent mesophase particles, which are precursors to coking in catalytic hydrocracking processes.
Honeywell Limited

Compositions comprising chimeric antigen receptors, t cells comprising the same, and methods of using the same

Provided are isolated nucleic acid molecules encoding chimeric antigen receptors (cars) that bind to tumor antigens. Also provided are isolated polypeptides and cars encoded by the isolated nucleic acid molecules, vectors that include the isolated nucleic acid molecules, cells that include the isolated nucleic acid molecules, methods of making the same, and methods for using the same to generate a persisting population of genetically engineered t cells in a subject, expanding a population of genetically engineered t cells in a subject, modulating the amount of cytokine secreted by a t cell, reducing the amount of activation-induced calcium influx into a t cell, providing an anti-tumor immunity to a subject, treating a mammal having a muc1-associated disease or disorder, stimulating a t cell-mediated immune response to a target cell population or tissue in a subject, and imaging a muc1-associated tumor..
The University Of North Carolina At Charlotte

Benzocyanine compounds

Compounds useful as labels with properties comparable to known fluorescent compounds. The compounds are conjugated to proteins and nucleic acids for biological imaging and analysis.
Dyomics Gmbh

Lane division line recognition apparatus, lane division line recognition method, driving assist apparatus including lane division line recognition apparatus, and driving assist method including lane division line recognition method

The apparatus includes: a frontward imaging unit configured to capture an image ahead of the moving body; a frontward division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of a division line of a road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a frontward division line shape; a periphery imaging unit configured to capture an image of a periphery of the moving body; a periphery division line detection unit configured to detect a shape of the division line on the road surface, from the captured image, and calculate reliability of a periphery division line shape; and a division line shape determination unit configured to determine the shape of the division line on the road surface where the moving body moves, by selecting one from or combining the frontward division line shape and the periphery division line shape, based on first reliability and second reliability.. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

System for controlling a vehicle based on thermal profile tracking

A control system has at least one thermal imaging sensor configured to track a thermal profile of a wheel of a nearby vehicle and provide data indicative of the thermal profile. The control system also has a computing device including a processor and a memory.
Nextev Usa, Inc.

Vehicle vision system with blind zone display and alert system

A vision system for a vehicle includes an exterior structure mounted at an exterior portion of a body side of the equipped vehicle, with an imaging sensor disposed at the exterior structure and having a field of view exterior and sideward and rearward of the vehicle. A video display screen is disposed in an interior cabin of the equipped vehicle and operable to display video images.
Magna Mirrors Of America, Inc.

Improvements relating to printing

A method of roughening a surface of a printing form precursor. The method comprises subjecting at least a part of the surface to energy in the form of pulses of electromagnetic radiation to produce a uniformly hydrophilic roughened surface on at least a part of the printing form precursor and optionally converting the uniformly hydrophilic roughened surface of the printing form precursor to a uniformly hydrophobic roughened surface.
J P Imaging (wuhan) Limited

Method for preparing flexographic printing plates

Flexographic printing members are prepared from a flexographic printing plate precursor consisting essentially of: backing film, water- or water-dispersible photosensitive layer, and cover sheet in contact with the photosensitive layer. The cover sheet is removed and a mask element is laminated directly in contact with the photosensitive layer.
Eastman Kodak Company

Composite light blocking sheet, imaging lens assembly and electronic device

A composite light blocking sheet includes a first surface layer, a second surface layer, an inside substrate layer and a central axis. The first surface layer has a first opening and a first outer surface connected to the first opening.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Digital imaging method and apparatus

An apparatus and method for electronically creating combined, digital images of a person and incorporating them into a series of background images or film clips making it appear as if the user were actually a part of the original imaging sequence. The camera can move to take the images from different angles and in an alternative embodiment there are multiple cameras situated such that they sequentially capture and store a series of images to be incorporated into the product.

Treatment delivery control system and operation thereof

The invention relates to a method and apparatus for control of a charged particle cancer therapy system. A treatment delivery control system is used to directly control multiple subsystems of the cancer therapy system without direct communication between selected subsystems, which enhances safety, simplifies quality assurance and quality control, and facilitates programming.

Scintillation array apparatus and use thereof

A scintillation material is longitudinally packaged in a circumferentially surrounding sheath, where the sheath has a lower index of refraction than the scintillation material, to form a scintillation optic or scintillation fiber optic. The scintillation material yields secondary photons upon passage of a charged particle beam, such as a positively charged residual particle beam having transmitted through a sample.

Assessment and improvement of treatment using imaging of physiological responses to radiation therapy

Edema in tissue of a patient undergoing a course of radiation therapy or treatment can be estimated based on one or more mri measurements used to measure changes in fluid content of various tissues. A correlation between observed changes in edema and one or more delivered fractions of radiation can be used to drive one or more clinical actions.
Viewray Technologies, Inc.

Radiation therapy patient platform

Described here are systems, devices, and methods for imaging and radiotherapy procedures. Generally, a radiotherapy system may include a radiotransparent patient platform, a radiation source coupled to a multi-leaf collimator, and a detector facing the collimator.
Reflexion Medical, Inc.

System and using concomittant fields to control peripheral nerve stimulation (pns) in mri image encoding

A system and method for assessing peripheral nerve stimulation (pns). The system receives an imaging pulse sequence to be applied to at least a region of interest (roi) of a subject arranged in the imaging system, the imaging pulse sequence identifying coil parameters related to at least one coil.
The General Hospital Corporation

Injection protocol generating apparatus, injection apparatus and imaging system with generating apparatus, injection protocol generating method and injection protocol generating program

When imaging an imaging subject, a pixel value is maintained in a state of small fluctuation of the pixel value over an entire expected duration. A generation device includes: an imaging information acquiring unit acquiring information of an imaging site of an imaging subject; a subject information acquiring unit acquiring information of the imaging subject; and a protocol generation unit generating an injection protocol for a contrast medium based on the information of the imaging site and the information of the imaging subject, wherein the protocol generation unit generates the injection protocol including a first phase in which an injection rate decreases with a first acceleration, and a second phase which follows the first phase and in which the injection rate decreases with a second acceleration, and the injection rate at a start of the second phase is higher than the injection rate at an end of the first phase..
Nemoto Kyorindo Co., Ltd.

Radiolabeled grpr-antagonists for diagnostic imaging and treatment of grpr-positive cancer

The present invention relates to probes for use in the detection, imaging, diagnosis, targeting, treatment, etc. Of cancers expressing the gastrin releasing peptide receptor (grpr).
Advanced Accelerator Applications Usa, Inc.

Nuclear imaging and radiotherapeutics agents targeting carbonic anhydrase ix and uses thereof

Highly potent and selective radionuclide-based imaging and therapy agents targeting carbonic anhydrase ix with minimum non-specific organ uptake are disclosed. Methods of imaging and/or treating carbonic anhydrase ix-expressing cells or tumors also are disclosed..
The Johns Hopkins University

Patient support system

Embodiments of the invention thus define a system and methods for moving a patient into a medical treatment/imaging apparatus. By appropriate use of relatively narrow guides, a bed can be held securely both prior to movement onto the apparatus and while on the apparatus.
Medical Intelligence Medizintechnik Gmbh

Unique device identification through high data density structural encoding

An implant device identifiable after implantation comprises a main portion of the implant device and a coded portion of the implant device. The coded portion comprises a radiopaque element and indicia on the radiopaque element or indicia as a plurality of radiopaque elements disposed within the coded portion.
Semd Holdings, Llc

Multiple imaging mode tissue marker

An intracorporeal marker for marking a site within living tissue of a host having a body of porous hydroxyapatite whose physical properties permit the body to be distinguished from human soft tissue under visualization using ultrasonic and radiation imaging modalities.. .
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Catheter control mechanism with magnetic resonance imaging-compatible torque

Exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure can include for example, an apparatus, which can include a manipulating arrangement configured to cause a medical device to move, where a portion of the manipulating arrangement can be partly composed of a non-magnetic material, and a computer arrangement in a communication with the manipulating arrangement, and configured to remotely operate the manipulating arrangement. The computer arrangement can include a computer.
Memorial Sloan-kettering Cancer Center

Method and apparatus to measure tissue displacement and strain

A method for reconstructing displacement and strain maps of human tissue of a subject in vivo or other objects includes applying a mechanical deformation for a target area, imaging tissues while deformation is applied on the target area, measuring the axial and lateral displacements and axial, lateral, and shear strains of tissue in the target area, differentiating between tissues of different stiffness and strain responses, and labeling tissues of different stiffness and strain responses. In some embodiments, displacement and strain imaging are performed using a high-resolution, high-speed, highly-accuracy hierarchy recursive displacement tracking from conventional ultrasound brightness mode images.

Ultrasound imaging apparatus and controlling the same

In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, an ultrasound imaging apparatus comprising: a display portion configured to display an ultrasonic image of a heart of an object; an input portion configured to receive a command for setting a region of interest (roi) of the displayed ultrasonic image of the heart; and a controller configured to set the roi of the ultrasonic image of the heart based on the command for setting the roi input through the input portion and control at least one image of the set roi and the ultrasonic image of the heart to be displayed together on the display portion.. .
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

Ultrasound imaging apparatus and controlling the same

A method of controlling an ultrasound imaging apparatus includes setting a region of interest on a contrast-enhanced image or an ultrasound image that is registered and displayed; obtaining feature information of the contrast-enhanced image or the ultrasound image from the set region of interest; detecting at least one region, in which feature information similar to the feature information of the region of interest is obtained; and displaying the at least one region that is detected.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Imaging wire positioning

The imaging system includes a wire, a second signal transmission unit and a computer system. At least one first signal transmission unit is disposed on the wire which is configured to enter a blood vessel in a human body.
Metal Industries Research & Development Centre

X-ray irradiating device including motion sensor and x-ray imaging method using same

Disclosed are an x-ray irradiating device having a function of selecting an automatic radiographic mode and an x-ray imaging method using the same. The x-ray irradiating device includes an x-ray source, a motion sensor configured to detect an x-ray source pointing direction, and a controller configured to select any one of a plurality of radiographic modes according to a pointing angle signal received from the motion sensor.
Vatech Ewoo Holdings Co., Ltd.

Medical imaging apparatus and controlling the same

A medical imaging apparatus may include an image processor configured to generate an image based on data acquired by an x-ray detector, wherein the image processor determines a magnitude of a noise signal of a scout image of an object, determines a physical quantity of the object corresponding to the determined magnitude of the noise signal, determines an energy value of a monochromatic image by comparing the determined physical quantity of the object and a preset reference physical quantity, and generates the monochromatic image corresponding to the determined energy value.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

X-ray photographing device

The x-ray imaging apparatus to solve the above problem comprises a wire-ropes 17, 18 that hang and support an x-ray irradiation element 5 and have a different fatigue strength each other, wherein the different between the fatigue progressions of the wire-ropes 17, 18 takes place, the wire-rope 17 or the wire-rope 18 having a weaker fatigue strength breaks first and both wire-ropes 17, 18 never break simultaneously.. .

X-ray detector and x-ray imaging apparatus having the same

Disclosed herein is an x-ray detector having impact resistance and an x-ray imaging apparatus including the same. The x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray source configured to generate x-rays and emit the generated x-rays and an x-rays detector configured to detect the x-rays emitted by the x-ray source.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Radiation fluoroscopy apparatus

The control element 30 comprises: a detection rate calculation element 32 that respectively calculates the detection rate of the position of the marker in the first imaging system comprising the first x-ray tube 11 and the first flat panel detector 21, the second imaging system comprising the second x-ray tube 21 and the second flat panel detector 22, the third imaging system comprising the third x-ray tube 13 and the third flat panel detector 23, and the fourth imaging system comprising the fourth x-ray tube 11 and the fourth flat panel detector 21; and an imaging system selection element 33 that selects the two imaging systems, used for the x-ray fluoroscopy, out of the first imaging system, the second imaging system, the third imaging system, and the fourth imaging system based on the detection rate of the position of the marker calculated by the detection rate calculation element 32.. .

Patient positioning apparatus

A patient positioning apparatus for use with a medical imaging device, the patient positioning apparatus comprising a first element and a second element, the first element having a base part and an upper part to engage a knee joint of the patient, the second element comprising a lower leg engagement part to receive a lower leg of the patient to maintain the lower leg in a desired position.. .
Oxford University Innovation Limited

Systems and methods for reducing radiation dose in ct

A low-dose ct imaging system and method that operates according to a pulsed x-ray emission scheme according to a predefined sequence of rotation angles of the x-ray source, along with image reconstruction algorithms to achieve high spatial and temporal resolution for ct scans. The systems and methods involve high speed switching (on the order of milliseconds) to generate pulsed exposure of x-ray radiation to the patient, reducing radiation dose by 4-8 fold, or more..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Fat characterization method using mri images acquired with a multiple-gradient echo sequence

A method for post-processing images of a region of interest in a subject, the images being acquired with a magnetic resonance imaging technique, the method for post-processing comprising at least the step of: unwrapping the phase of each image, extracting a real signal over echo time for at least one pixel of the unwrapped images, and calculating fat characterization parameters by using a fitting technique applied on a model, the model being a function which associates to a plurality of parameters each extracted real signal, the plurality of parameters comprising at least two fat characterization parameters and at least one parameter obtained by a measurement, the fitting technique being a non-linear least-square fitting technique using pseudo-random initial conditions.. .
UniversitÉ De Versailles Saint-quentin-en-yvelines

Dry coupling photoacoustic computed tomography systems

An apparatus for holding an imaging subject, such as a whole animal, within a photoacoustic computed tomography system with dry acoustic coupling is disclosed. The apparatus includes a dry acoustic coupler with a tubular elastic membrane made of an optically and acoustically transmissive material.
Washington University

Imaging view steering using model-based segmentation

An imaging steering apparatus includes sensors and an imaging processor configured for: acquiring, via multiple ones of the sensors and from a current position (322), and current orientation (324), an image of an object of interest; based on a model, segmenting the acquired image; and determining, based on a result of the segmenting, a target position (318), and target orientation (320), with the target position and/or target orientation differing correspondingly from the current position and/or current orientation. An electronic steering parameter effective toward improving the current field of view may be computed, and a user may be provided instructional feedback (144) in navigating an imaging probe toward the improving.
Koninklijke Philips N.v,

Method, apparatus and system for complete examination of tissue with hand-held imaging devices

A scan completeness auditing system for screening a volume of tissue comprising a manual image scanning device having an imaging probe, a position tracking system configured to track and record the position of the imaging probe during use, and a controller in communication with the recording system and the manual image scanning device, the controller configured to electronically receive and record the scanned images from the manual image scanning device, and to measure an image-to-image spacing and a scan-to-scan spacing between the scanned images within scan sequence and between scan sequences respectively. The scan completeness auditing system is further adapted to provide an alert to the operator if the image-to-image or scan-to-scan spacing exceeds an acceptable value..

Ophthalmic system

An ophthalmic system and method for imaging an eye includes an eye guard, an objective lens, such that light passes through the objective lens along an illumination path that passes through the eye guard, a light source positioned to emit imaging light along the illumination path, a camera assembly positioned to receive emitted light that is emitted from a back surface of the eye. The light source and the objective lens are positioned such that, when the eye guard is positioned proximate the eye of the patient, the imaging light passes through a first portion of a pupil opening in the eye, and the emitted light passes through a second portion of the pupil opening of the eye that is different from the first portion, and wherein the camera assembly captures an image of the eye using the emitted light..
Eyenez, Llc

Server and simulating correction of human visual acuity

A process for simulating correction of human eyeball for better visual acuity includes a processor and coupled memory. The memory stores program for processor to obtain geometric data and a wave-front aberration of human eyeballs and simulate an eyeball model.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Image pickup device, microscope image pickup system, and endoscope image pickup system

Provided is a medical imaging device comprising: a color separation prism that has a dichroic film configured to split light into first light belonging to a visible light wavelength band and second light belonging to a fluorescence wavelength band; a fluorescence image sensor that is provided at an output side of the color separation prism and that is configured to image at least part of the second light belonging to the fluorescence wavelength band separated by the dichroic film; a visible light image sensor that is provided at the output side of the color separation prism and that is configured to image at least part of the first light belonging to the visible light wavelength band separated by the dichroic film; and a bandpass filter that is disposed between the color separation prism and the fluorescence image sensor, wherein the fluorescence image sensor and the visible light image sensor are arranged such that an optical path difference between an optical path length of a fluorescence optical path for the second light imaged on the fluorescence image sensor via the color separation prism and an optical path length of a visible light optical path for the first light imaged on the visible light image sensor via the color separation prism corresponds to an amount of a shift between a fluorescence imaging position and a visible light imaging position, the shift being generated by an imaging lens positioned at an input side of the color separation prism, and wherein the fluorescence imaging position is an imaging position of filtered second light, which results from passing the second light through the bandpass tiller, such that tlic amoiuu of shifl is based on the filtered second light.. .
Sony Corporation

Handheld surgical endoscope with wide field of view (fov) and illumination brightness adjusted by area within the fov

A handheld surgical endoscope has a disposable, single-use portion that includes a and a re-usable portion that includes a handle and display module. The distal tip includes led illumination and an imaging module that feeds live video to the display module.
Uro Viu Corporation

Tunable optical device, tunable liquid crystal lens assembly and imaging system using same

There is disclosed an imaging system for use in imaging a sample. The imaging system comprising a light source and a light detector.
UniversitÉ Laval

Sony Corporation

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Midiagnostics Nv

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Component mounter and mounting board manufacturing method

In a component press-bonding device that performs work related to component mounting on a board after a mark provided on a transparent end region of the board is recognized, an imaging camera provided with an imaging optical axis extending downwards, a light emitter that irradiates the end region with illumination light from above the board in a state where the mark is positioned within an imaging visual field of the imaging camera, and a light reflecting member that is provided below the imaging camera and reflects the illumination light, which is emitted by the light emitter and is transmitted downwards through the end region, back to the end region are included. The imaging camera images the mark under the illumination light, which is reflected by the light reflecting member and is transmitted upwards through the end region..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Three-dimensional volumetric display using photoluminescent materials

In various aspects, volumetric display systems are disclosed together with methods for forming images. The volumetric display systems herein described are designed to generate high-quality and three-dimensional images with multiple-degree angle views and user interface.

Solid-state imaging apparatus and imaging system

Provided is a solid-state imaging apparatus, including pixels each including: a photoelectric conversion unit; a charge accumulation unit; a transistor including a control electrode; a waveguide; and a light-shielding portion. The waveguide includes an incident portion and an output portion, the light-shielding portion includes a first portion that covers the control electrode of the transistor and a second portion that covers a part of the photoelectric conversion unit, the output portion and the photoelectric conversion unit are arranged with an interval therebetween, the interval between the output portion and the photoelectric conversion unit is larger than an interval between a lower end of the second portion of the light-shielding portion and the photoelectric conversion unit, and the interval between the output portion and the photoelectric conversion unit is smaller than an interval between an upper end of the second portion of the light-shielding portion and the photoelectric conversion unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and image processing method

To increase image quality of a moving image by suppressing a color afterimage while reducing color noise, provided is an imaging apparatus, including: an imaging device; and a signal processing unit, in which: the imaging device includes a first pixel group and a second pixel group each including a plurality of pixels each configured to output a pixel signal; and the signal processing unit is configured to perform weighted addition for a second pixel signal output from the second pixel group by inter-frame processing, and to change a weight on each frame in the weighted addition based on an inter-frame differential of a first pixel signal.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging method, image sensor, and imaging device

An image sensor includes: a filter array, a reading circuit, a controller, a converter and an image output interface, wherein: the controller is coupled to the reading circuit, the converter and the image output interface; the filter array comprises a plurality of color filter array patterns; each color filter array pattern comprises color filters and at least one infrared (ir) filter; the color filters are configured to capture visible rays; the ir filters are configured to capture ir rays; the reading circuit is configured to read out ir signals from the ir filters only or read out ir signals from the ir filters and color signals from a part of the color filters under control of the controller; the converter is configured to convert the ir signals into ir digital signals; the image output interface is configured to output the ir digital signals.. .
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Image display device for vehicle and image display program for vehicle

An image display device for a vehicle, the device includes an imaging unit capturing images of a periphery of a vehicle; first display unit displaying captured images by the imaging unit; second display unit; detecting unit detecting brightness of the periphery of the vehicle; and a control unit configured to carry out display control, in a case in which brightness that is greater than or equal to a predetermined luminance raising threshold value is detected by the detecting unit, so as to simultaneously raise respective luminances of the first display unit and the second display unit, and to carry out display control, in a case in which brightness that is less than a predetermined luminance lowering threshold value, which is less than or equal to the luminance raising threshold value, is detected, so as to simultaneously lower the respective luminances of the first display unit and the second display unit.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging unit and imaging apparatus

An imaging unit of the disclosure includes an imaging lens including a first lens group and a second lens group that are disposed in order from object side toward image side, and an imaging device that converts an optical image formed by the imaging lens into an electric signal. The second lens group and the imaging device are rotationally moved integrally to allow the second lens group and the imaging device to be tilted with respect to an optical axis of the first lens group..
Sony Corporation

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

An image processing apparatus, which captures and records a moving image and which can generate still image data from moving image data, evaluates validity of image capturing conditions related to imaging parameters such as focus, exposure, white balance, and image blur, generates a degree of appropriateness corresponding to each imaging parameter, and based on at least one of the degrees of appropriateness, changes characteristics of control of imaging parameters corresponding to the other degrees of appropriateness.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

System and image processing

A system for performing image processing determines one or more conditions of an imaging device positioned on an aerial vehicle or another mobile platform. Exemplary conditions include one or more of an ambient condition or a scenery content.
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus with display and image display apparatus

A digital camera is provided with a vertically long camera body having an approximately rectangular solid shape. An lcd panel provided in a rear surface of the camera body is arranged such that longitudinal directions of the display screen and the camera body correspond to each other.
Fujifilm Corporation

Image parameter-based spatial positioning

In an approach to spatial positioning using image parameters, a computer processor identifies one or more image parameters for an image subject. The processor identifies a first image of the image subject and determines whether the first image meets the one or more image parameters for the image subject.
International Business Machines Corporation

Image parameter-based spatial positioning

In an approach to spatial positioning using image parameters, a computer processor identifies one or more image parameters for an image subject. The processor identifies a first image of the image subject and determines whether the first image meets the one or more image parameters for the image subject.
International Business Machines Corporation

Image capture control methods and apparatuses

Various image capture control methods and apparatuses are disclosed. An image sensing unit can be inclined relative to an initial normal line, to change a ratio of pixels distributed along two directions in an effective region of the image sensing unit in which light through a lens that is in an imaging system and corresponds to the image sensing unit is imaged on the image sensing unit.
Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tech Co., Ltd

Image system device

Provided is an image system device comprising: a plurality of imaging units that captures a specific subject from different directions; a shooting signal transmitter that transmits, to the plurality of imaging units, a shooting signal for controlling a capturing timing of the plurality of imaging units; and a host that acquires location information indicating a physical location of each of the plurality of imaging units, and when receiving an image from each of the plurality of imaging units, stores the image with a file name based on the location information corresponding to each of the imaging units from which the image is received.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Method and system for multiple f-number lens

An imaging lens includes one or more lens elements configured to receive and focus light in a first wavelength range reflected off of one or more first objects onto an image plane, and to receive and focus light in a second wavelength range reflected off of one or more second objects onto the image plane. The imaging lens further includes an aperture stop and a filter positioned at the aperture stop.
Magic Leap, Inc.

Methods and optical fiber imaging

An open-ended, incoherent bundle of optical fibers transmits light from a nearby scene. A camera captures images of the back end of the fiber bundle.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Conversion apparatus, imaging apparatus, electronic apparatus, and conversion method

The conversion apparatus includes: a comparison unit that compares an input voltage of an input signal and a ramp voltage of a ramp signal that varies with time; and a storage unit that holds a code value when a comparison result from the comparison unit is inverted, the holding of the code value by the storage unit being repeated a plurality of times, to generate a digital signal having a predetermined bit number. The predetermined bit number is divided into high-order bits and low-order bits, the low-order bits are acquired earlier than the high-order bits, and the acquired low-order bits and the high-order bits are combined with each other, to generate the digital signal having the predetermined bit number.

Circuit board, imaging device, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a circuit board, an imaging device, and an electronic apparatus capable of suppressing the generation of a noise in a conductor loop according to a magnetic field on the periphery of a side end portion of a conductor group. A circuit board of the present technology includes: a conductor group, in which a conductor through which a current flows in a first direction and a conductor through which a current flows in a second direction are aligned in a third direction.
Sony Corporation

System and digital scanning and importing of documents

A method for digital file management and imaging in a system having a plurality of steps including activating a custom url with the workstation web browser and determining whether the workstation processor has a scanner interface software component. If the workstation does not have that component, loading code of that component into the workstation processor, registering a protocol handler of that component with the operating system and activating a local web component in the scanner interface software component.
Api, Llc

In-situ x-ray scatter imaging of battery electrodes

A method and apparatus for in-situ x-ray scatter imaging of battery electrodes. An apparatus includes an x-ray source, a grid, the grid comprising stainless steel wires with uniform spacing, and a cell, the x-ray source directing a beam of energy through the metal grid and components of the cell, the cell blurring a previously sharp projection of grid wires on an image detector.
Brown University

Imaging device and electronic apparatus

There is provided an imaging device that includes photovoltaic type pixels that have photoelectric conversion regions generating photovoltaic power for each pixel depending on irradiation light; and an element isolation region that is provided between the photoelectric conversion regions of adjacent pixels and in a state of substantially surrounding the photoelectric conversion region.. .
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes: a first semiconductor substrate including a photoelectric conversion element; and a second semiconductor substrate including at least a part of a peripheral circuit arranged in a main face of the second semiconductor substrate, the peripheral circuit generating a signal based on the charge of the photoelectric conversion element, a main face of the first semiconductor substrate and the main face of the second semiconductor substrate being opposed to each other with sandwiching a wiring structure therebetween; a pad to be connected to an external terminal; and a protection circuit electrically connected to the pad and to the peripheral circuit, wherein the protection circuit is arranged in the main face of the second semiconductor substrate.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging component and imaging module provided with same

An imaging component includes a laminated substrate formed of a resin material; a plurality of electrode pads disposed on an upper face of the laminated substrate, an imaging element being to be mounted on the plurality of electrode pads; and a plurality of conductor patterns which are belt-shaped and disposed between layers of the laminated substrate, the plurality of conductor patterns being connected to the plurality of electrode pads, respectively. A part of at least one of the plurality of conductor patterns has a widened portion, the widened portion being located immediately below any of electrode pads which are not connected to the at least one of the plurality of conductor patterns..
Kyocera Corporation

Electron microscope and image acquisition method

There is provided an electron microscope capable of recording images in a shorter time. The electron microscope (100) includes: an illumination system (4) for illuminating a sample (s) with an electron beam; an imaging system (6) for focusing electrons transmitted through the sample (s); an electron deflector (24) for deflecting the electrons transmitted through the sample (s); an imager (28) having a photosensitive surface (29) for detecting the electrons transmitted through the sample (s), the imager (28) being operative to record focused images formed by the electrons transmitted through the sample (s); and a controller (30) for controlling the electron deflector (24) such that an active electron incident region (2) of the photosensitive surface (29) currently hit by the beam is varied in response to variations in illumination conditions of the illumination system (4)..
Jeol Ltd.

Systems and methods for collecting medical images

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for collecting a plurality of medical images. A method includes displaying a list that includes an indication corresponding to each image of a plurality of medical images of a workflow, wherein the indications are listed based on a sequence defined by the workflow.
Shenzhen Mindray Bio-medical Electronics Co., Ltd.

Multi-layer imaging

For multi-layer imaging, an apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a transparent display having multiple liquid crystal display (lcd) layers.
International Business Machines Corporation

Enhanced imaging system for linear micro-displays

An optical system comprises a linear illumination source configured to emit light, a first scanning stage configured to receive the light and to scan the light, and a second scanning stage. The linear illumination source is configured to generate light forming a vertical field of view based on the one or more output signals received from a controller modulating the one or more output signals comprising image data defining content.

Image reconstruction system and method in magnetic resonance imaging

A method and system for image reconstruction are provided. Multiple coil images may be obtained.
Uih America, Inc.

Work support system and work method

According to one embodiment, a work support system includes an imager, a storage part, and a processor. The imager is configured to image a first transfer object after the first transfer object is transferred into a structural object and arranged inside the structural object.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Recognition apparatus, determination method, and article manufacturing method

A recognition apparatus that recognizes one of the position and the orientation of an object includes an acquisition unit that illuminates the object, images the illuminated object, and acquires image data of the object, and a processing unit that acquires one of the position and the orientation based on a first degree of correlation as a degree of correlation between the image data and reference data related to one of the position and the orientation. The processing unit determines a condition on one of the illumination and the imaging based on a second degree of correlation as a degree of correlation between the image data and the reference data..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Edge detection on images with correlated noise

An image processing system comprising: an input port (in) for receiving two input images acquired of an object. Respective contrast in said images encodes information on different physical properties of the object.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Interference mitigation via adaptive depth imaging

An illumination source is operated to illuminate an operating environment and an optical sensor is periodically operated for a detection period to detect illumination reflected from one or more subjects within the operating environment. Upon recognizing a source of interfering pulsed illumination within the operating environment, the timing of a subsequent detection period may be varied.

System and non-invasive tissue characterization and classification

The various embodiments herein disclose a system and method for non-invasive computational biopsy analysis. The system is configured to provide diagnosis of human tissue health by non-invasive medical imaging procedures.

Diagnosis assisting assisting diagnosis

A diagnosis assisting apparatus includes a display, an imaging unit configured to image a subject, a line of sight detecting unit configured to detect a line of sight direction of the subject from a picked-up image imaged by the imaging unit, a point of view detecting unit configured to detect a point of view of the subject in a display region of the display based on the line of sight direction, and an output controller configured to display a diagnostic image including a natural image and a geometrical image, and the point of view detecting unit detects the point of view of the subject in a case where the diagnostic image is displayed.. .
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

Diffusion ellipsoid mapping of tissue

Methods and devices for generating novel diffusion ellipsoid maps from diffusion tensor imaging (dti) scan data. One example method includes: (i) generating, from dti scan data, for each voxel in a plurality of voxels in one or more slabs of a target tissue, a respective diffusion tensor; (ii) generating, for each voxel, eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the respective diffusion tensor and a respective set of diffusion parameters; (iii) partitioning the voxels into two groups, wherein voxels, whose respective set of diffusion parameters is such that each element in the set is smaller than a corresponding element in a set of thresholds, are substantially all in a first group of the two groups; and (iv) providing a graphical representation of a diffusion ellipsoid map of at least one of the one or more slabs, wherein ellipsoids, associated with voxels in the first group, are displayed differently to the other ellipsoids.
Dde Mri Solutions Ltd.

Combined medical imaging

Systems and methods of imaging an organ of a patient include obtaining a plurality of two-dimensional (2d) tomosynthesis projection images of the organ. An x-ray image of the organ is obtained.
General Electric Company

Detection of 3d pose of a tee probe in x-ray medical imaging

Pose of a probe is detected in x-ray medical imaging. Since the tee probe is inserted through the esophagus of a patient, the pose is limited to being within the esophagus.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Modular optical inspection station

One variation of an optical inspection kit includes: an enclosure defining an imaging volume; an optical sensor adjacent the imaging volume and defining a field of view directed toward the imaging volume; a nest module defining a receptacle configured to locate a surface of interest on a first unit of a first part within the imaging volume at an image plane of the optical sensor; a dark-field lighting module adjacent and perpendicular to the nest module and including a dark-field light source configured to output light across a light plane and a directional light filter configured to pass light output by the dark-field light source normal to the light plane and to reject light output by the dark-field light source substantially nonparallel to the light plane; and a bright-field light source proximal the optical sensor and configured to output light toward the surface of interest.. .
Instrumental, Inc.

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

A first image and a second image with resolutions different from each other are generated from an image captured by an imaging unit, and the first image and the second image are subject to different types of image processing. A virtual image is generated by calculating a position and an orientation of the imaging unit based on the processed first image.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Real-time collimation and roi-filter positioning in x-ray imaging via automatic detection of the landmarks of interest

A method for real-time collimation and roi-filter positioning in x-ray imaging in interventional procedures includes acquiring an image of a region-of-interest (roi) at a beginning of a medical intervention procedure on a subject, classifying the image based on low-level features in the image to determine a type of procedure being performed, determining a list of landmarks in the image from the type of procedure being performed, and loading a pre-trained landmark model for each landmark in the list of landmarks, where landmarks include anatomical structures of the subject and medical devices being used in the medical intervention procedure, and computing collimator settings of an x-ray imaging device from roi filter margins and bounding boxes of the landmarks calculated using the landmark models.. .
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Augmented reality system and method

A system for providing augmented reality, the system including a client device having an imaging device that in use images a pattern associated with at least part of an object, a display and at least one electronic processing device that identifies the pattern using signals from the imaging device, identifies a visualisation associated with the pattern using a user profile defining visualisations associated with respective patterns and causes the display to display the object as imaged by the imaging device and the visualisation provided in conjunction with the object.. .
Metaverse Pty Ltd

Culture imaging system

A system for the characterization of a colony of microorganisms includes a coherent light source configured to provide coherent light of one or more wavelengths along a common optical path. A holder is configured to operationally arrange a substrate so that the colony of microorganisms on a surface of the substrate is positioned to receive the coherent light.
Purdue Research Foundation

Protection of confidential data being displayed or input in a mobile device

To protect confidential data, a mobile device determines whether the mobile device is at a location susceptible to visual capture of confidential data entered into the phone by external cameras. The mobile device determines whether focus of a display is on a field in which confidential data is entered.
Ca, Inc.

User targeted medical imaging and information packaging, compression and distribution system

A computer-based method and system of distributing biological sample data acquired as a digital image of a subject biological sample. The acquired digital image and image capture data are processed according to at least one user.
Corista Llc

Optical sensing performance of under-screen optical sensor module for on-screen fingerprint sensing

Devices and optical sensor modules are provided for provide on-screen optical sensing of fingerprints by using a under-screen optical sensor module that captures and detects returned light that is emitted by the display screen for displaying images and that is reflected back by the top surface of the screen assembly. Optical collimators are provided in the under-screen optical sensor module to enhance the optical imaging performance.
Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.

System and saving medical imaging data

Methods and systems are provided for tagging and selectively saving medical imaging data. One example method includes acquiring medical imaging data with a medical imaging device, tagging a subset of the medical imaging data with a tag based on one or more features of the imaging data, and saving the subset of the imaging data if the tag matches a designated tag..
General Electric Company

Method and system providing customizable user interface controls positionable at a medical imaging system

A custom user input module having an input functionality is selectively placed at and/or in communication range of a medical imaging system. A signal processor of the medical imaging system detects a presence of the custom user input module to establish a connection between the custom user input module and the medical imaging system.
General Electric Company

Wireless wrist computing and control device and 3d imaging, mapping, networking and interfacing

An apparatus and method for light and optical depth mapping, 3d imaging, modeling, networking, and interfacing on an autonomous, intelligent, wearable wireless wrist computing, display and control system for onboard and remote device and graphic user interface control. Embodiments of the invention enable augmentation of people, objects, devices and spaces into a virtual environment and augmentation of virtual objects and interfaces into the physical world through its wireless multimedia streaming and multi-interface display and projection systems..
Eyecam Llc

Systems and methods for soil modeling and automatic irrigation control

Systems and methods for automatic irrigation for a micro-climate areas and subterranean soil modeling are provided herein. Some methods include receiving collection of micro-climate data having weather data from a weather station that is proximate a target area, canopy imaging for the target area, depth-specific soil data for the target area, plant health data that includes stomatal conductance and evapotranspiration for plants in the target area, and selectively adjusting operation of an irrigation system so as to increase or decrease water applied to the target area based on analysis of the micro-climate data..
Farmx Inc.

Method and device for generating a reference image in the characterization of a mask for microlithography

The invention relates to a method and a device for generating a reference image in the characterization of a mask for microlithography, wherein the mask comprises a plurality of structures and wherein the reference image is generated by simulation of the imaging of said mask, said imaging being effected by a given optical system, both using a rigorous simulation and using a kirchhoff simulation, wherein the method comprises the following steps: assigning each structure of said plurality of structures either to a first category or to a second category, calculating a plurality of first partial spectra for structures of the first category with implementation of rigorous simulations, calculating a second partial spectrum for structures of the second category with implementation of a kirchhoff simulation, generating a hybrid spectrum on the basis of the first partial spectra and the second partial spectrum, and generating the reference image with implementation of an optical forward propagation of said hybrid spectrum in the optical system.. .
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

Radiation imaging apparatus and control method thereof

A radiation imaging apparatus that includes a plurality of sensors, a readout unit and a control unit, wherein the control unit performs a first control of reading out signals from sensors after radiation irradiation is started, and a second control of outputting a control signal to end the radiation irradiation when a calculated value calculated based on an output of the readout unit in the first control reaches a reference value, and the control unit, in the first control, reads out the signals from the sensors by changing a signal amplification ratio of the readout unit such that a value of an output of the readout unit is not saturated, and, in the second control, calculates the calculated value by accumulating the output of the readout unit in consideration of the signal amplification ratio.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Field curvature virtual image display system

A field curvature virtual image display system applicable to a projection lens set comprises: an image source disposed in a partial region of an objective plane of the projection lens set; a first imaging group having a front lens group and a back lens group; and a second imaging group having a partial reflection and partial transmission surface and an antireflection surface and functioning as an image combiner. In a field curvature virtual image display system system, the objective plane is imaged as a virtual image surface with a specific field curvature type to generate an including angle between the optical axis of the first imaging group and the optical axis of active virtual image..

Head-mounted display, head-up display and picture displaying method

A head-mounted display (101) includes: an imaging assembly (203) imaging scenery seen by a user to generate a source picture; a storage unit (202) storing color correction factors used for correcting brightness of each of a red, green and blue color components included in a picture; a correction picture generator (212) performing color correction processing for enhancing a color component with a relatively low color correction factor stored in the storage unit (202), of the red, green and blue color components forming the source picture, to generate a correction picture; a picture display assembly (207) displaying the correction picture in the field of view of the user under a condition where he/she is able to perceive the outside world; and a special picture processor (213) performing picture processing for overlaying the correction picture and the source picture on each other for display.. .
Maxell, Ltd.

Method and an imaging lens

The present invention is a method and apparatus projecting an image or series of images onto the retina. Furthermore, the present invention is neither cumbersome nor obstructive to the user.
Ep Global Communications, Inc.

Hologram focus accommodation

In implementations of hologram focus accommodation, a focus accommodation system is implemented for variable focus of a generated image, such as a hologram, that is displayed for viewing on a waveguide display. The focus accommodation system includes switchable polarization retarders that rotate a polarization of light of the generated image, where the light passes through the switchable polarization retarders along an imaging path in which the generated image is viewable.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Annular optical element, imaging lens module and electronic device

An annular optical element includes an outer annular surface, an inner annular surface, a first side surface, a second side surface and a plurality of strip-shaped wedge structures. The outer annular surface surrounds a central axis of the annular optical element and includes at least two shrunk portions.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus and method and imaging control program

An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging apparatus main body for imaging an observation target contained in a container; and a liquid droplet adhesion determination unit that acquires pattern information of liquid droplets adhering to a bottom surface on an outer side of the container based on an image of the observation target imaged by the imaging apparatus main body and determines whether or not the liquid droplets adhere to the bottom surface based on the pattern information. In a case where the liquid droplet adhesion determination unit determines that the liquid droplets adhere to the bottom surface on the outer side of the container, the imaging apparatus main body images the observation target again after performing liquid droplet removal processing..
Fujifilm Corporation

Mobile device and optical imaging lens thereof

An optical imaging lens includes six lens elements disposed sequentially from an object side to an image side. The image-side surface of the first lens element comprises a concave portion in a vicinity of an optical axis.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

Photographing optical lens system, imaging apparatus and electronic device

The present disclosure provides a photographing optical lens system comprising five lens elements, the five lens elements being, 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 having positive refractive power, a third lens element having negative refractive power, a fourth lens element having positive refractive power, and a fifth lens element with negative refractive power having an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof with 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.

Camera lens

A camera lens includes an open aperture; and a falcate first lens having a positive refractive power with a convex surface toward an imaging surface side. The camera lens satisfies specific conditions..
Aac Acoustic Technologies (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

Plastic optical lens assembly, imaging lens module and electronic device

A plastic optical lens assembly includes a first lens element, a second lens element and a cementing glue coating. A first spacing section is located between a first optical effective portion and a first engaging structure.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens module and electronic device

An imaging lens module includes a plastic barrel, an optical lens assembly and a glue material. The plastic barrel includes an outer object-end surface, an outer image-end surface and an inner tube surface.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

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.

Imaging device provided with lens having moth-eye structure

An imaging device mounted on a vehicle is provided. The imaging device includes an imaging element, a plurality of transparent members and a housing.
Denso Corporation

Work layer imaging and analysis for implement monitoring, control and operator feedback

A soil imaging system having a work layer sensor disposed on an agricultural implement to generate an electromagnetic field through a soil area of interest as the agricultural implement traverses a field. A monitor in communication with the work layer sensor is adapted to generate a work layer image of the soil layer of interest based on the generated electromagnetic field.
The Climate Corporation

Cellular interferometer for continuous earth remote observation (cicero)

A fleet of small spacecraft (“cells”) in low earth orbit combine to form an integrated earth observing system providing many observations previously requiring distinct sensing systems. Each cell performs a few relatively primitive functions, including emission, reception, sampling, and recording of radio and microwave signals.
Geooptics, Inc.

Multimode lidar system for detecting, tracking and engaging small unmanned air vehicles

The lidar system disclosed herein consists of a wide area search lidar subsystem and a narrow field of view 3d imaging lidar subsystem that detects, tracks, and recognizes small unmanned aerial vehicles at ranges that enable interference with the unmanned aerial vehicle mission if desired. The disclosed lidar system discriminates the detected small unmanned aerial vehicles from similar, but different, observed objects.
Irvine Sensors Corporation

Distance-measuring apparatus, mobile object, robot, three-dimensional measuring device, surveillance camera, and distance-measuring method

A distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object, a robot, a three-dimensional measuring device, a surveillance camera, and a distance-measuring method. The distance-measuring apparatus, a mobile object includes a light source to emit light, an imaging element to receive and photoelectrically convert the light into a plurality of electrical signals, and to obtain the electrical signals upon being sorted into a plurality of phase signals, and a computing unit to calculate distance to the object based on the phase signals.

Magnetic resonance imaging (mri) apparatus and obtaining magnetic resonance image

Provided are a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) apparatus and method for obtaining a plurality of mr images having different contrasts by using a single pulse sequence. The mri apparatus includes a controller configured to control a pulse sequence of one cycle to be applied to a plurality of slices of an object, wherein the one cycle includes a first obtaining section during which a first inversion radio frequency (rf) pulse is applied to a first slice of the object and a second obtaining section during which a second inversion rf pulse is applied to a second slice of the object adjacent to the first slice, and to sequentially obtain a first mr signal for capturing a first mr image of the first slice, a second mr signal for capturing at least one second mr image of the second slice adjacent to the first slice, and a third mr signal for capturing at least one third mr image of the first slice, during the first obtaining section..
Seoul National University R&db Foundation

System for converting audio signals to wireless audio signals in a medical imaging environment

An improved system for providing audio signals to a patient during medical imaging is disclosed. A converter device is operatively connected to a audio signal transmitter such as a pneumatic audio port commonly used for pneumatic headphones.
Neocoil, Llc

Metrology inspection apparatus

The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for apparatus for inspecting a semiconductor wafer for abnormalities by accurately measuring elemental concentration at a target area. The apparatus includes an x-ray imaging subsystem for measuring an elemental composition at the target area of the semiconductor wafer.
Xwinsys Ltd.

Radiation imaging apparatus, radiation imaging system, and radiation imaging method

A radiation imaging apparatus that obtains a radiation image by an energy subtraction method. Each pixel includes a conversion element that converts radiation into an electrical signal and a reset portion that resets the conversion element.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Apparatus and measuring concentration of materials in liquid or gas

An apparatus and method which measure the concentration of suspended, dispersed or dissolved materials in a fluid. The invention utilizes two light emitters, a light filter or dichroic mirror, a lens and an imaging sensor.

Method and device for high throughput cell deformability measurements

A system is disclosed that enables the automated measurement of cellular mechanical parameters at high throughputs. The microfluidic device uses intersecting flows to create an extensional flow region where the cells undergo controlled stretching.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Signal processing for tunable fabry-perot interferometer based hyperspectral imaging

A system for determining a calibrated spectral measurement includes a tunable fabry-perot etalon, a detector, and a processor. The tunable fabry-perot etalon has a settable gap.
Trutag Technologies, Inc.

Image processing device, imaging system, image processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

An image processing device estimates a depth of specified tissue included in an object based on an image obtained by capturing the object with light with wavelengths. The image processing device includes: an absorbance calculating unit configured to calculate absorbances at the wavelengths based on pixel values of pixels constituting the image; a component amount estimating unit configured to estimate each of component amounts by using reference spectra at different depths of tissue for each of two or more kinds of light absorbing components contained respectively in two or more kinds of tissue including the specified tissue based on the absorbances; a ratio calculating unit configured to calculate a ratio of component amounts estimated for a light absorbing component contained in at least the specified tissue; and a depth estimating unit configured to estimate at least a depth of the specified tissue in the object based on the ratio..
Olympus Corporation

Augmented reality assistance system for the visually impaired

An augmented reality assistance system can include a wearable augmented reality device. The augmented reality device can include an imaging device, a speaker, a microphone, and one or more sensors.

Profile measuring apparatus, structure manufacturing system, measuring profile, manufacturing structure, and non-transitory computer readable medium

There is provided a profile measuring apparatus, including: an irradiation section configured to irradiate a measurement light to a measurement area of the object; an imaging section configured to obtain an image of the measurement area; a table configured to place the object thereon; a coordinate calculation section configured to calculate a position of the measurement area based on an image detected by a detection section; and a positioning mechanism configured to drive and control a relative position of the imaging section and the table. The positioning mechanism calculates a relative position of the imaging section to the table, based on an information with respect to an edge line direction of a convex portion or an extending direction of a concave portion in the measurement area of the object having a repetitive concave-convex shape, to move at least one of the table and the imaging section..
Nikon Corporation

System and the removal of twin-image artifact in lens free imaging

Where n is the number of patches in the plurality of patches, xi is the ith patch of the plurality of patches, αi represents the coefficients encoding the ith patch, e(xi, d, αi) is a function measuring the squared error of the approximation of xi by the weighted combination of dictionary elements, and λr (αi) is sparsity term.. .

Lighting device for a motor vehicle headlamp

The invention relates to a lighting device (1) for a headlamp, in particular a motor-vehicle headlamp, comprising a plurality of light sources (100), a light-guiding device (10) with a plurality of light-guiding elements (11, 12, 13), and a downstream imaging optical element (200), wherein each light-guiding element (11, 12, 13) has a light infeed face and a light exit face, wherein the light-guiding elements (11, 12, 13) are arranged in at least one row, wherein the light-guiding elements of at least one row are configured as main beam light-guiding elements (11) and form a main beam row, wherein each main beam light-guiding element (11) comprises a lower light-guiding face (24), wherein the lower light-guiding face (24) has, at least in the region in which the light beams (52) are reflected, structures (25) at least in regions.. .
Zkw Group Gmbh

Photoprotective mixtures as imaging reagents in sequencing-by-synthesis

The invention relates to methods, compositions, devices, systems and kits as described including, without limitation, reagents and mixtures for determining the identity of nucleic acids in nucleotide sequences using, for example, sequencing by synthesis methods. In particular, the present invention contemplates the use of photoprotective mixture of compounds as imaging reagents to improve stability and storage of fluorescent compounds, including but not limited to, nucleotides with fluorescent labels..
Qiagen Waltham, Inc.

Microfluidic screening system

Provided is a microfluidic device comprising an incubation layer, the incubation layer including at least one dock, each of the at least one dock defines a stepped tank comprising an upper tank and a lower tank, an inflow channel in fluid communication with the stepped tank for supplying a fluid to the stepped tank, and an outflow channel in fluid communication with the stepped tank for draining the fluid from the stepped tank, wherein the geometry of the upper tank is configured to allow culturing of a fish larva therein, and wherein the geometry of the lower tank is configured to reversibly receive the fish larva from the upper tank and to dock the fish larva at a controlled orientation for imaging or observation.. .
University Of Macau

Automated wayside asset monitoring with optical imaging and visualization

The automated wayside asset monitoring system utilizes a camera-based optical imaging device and an image database to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance of environmental geographical information pertaining to railway transportation. Various components of the automated wayside asset monitoring system can provide features and functions that can facilitate the operation and improve the safety of transportation via a railway vehicle..

Display device for vehicle and display vehicle

A display device for a vehicle includes an imaging unit configured to capture a video around a vehicle, a generation unit configured to generate a bird's eye view video obtained by converting a viewpoint of the captured video so it seems as if the vehicle is seen from above, a horizontally long display unit disposed in front of a driver's seat in the vehicle, an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a steering angle of the vehicle, an orientation determination unit configured to determine as to whether a steering orientation of the vehicle is left or right based on the information on the steering angle of the vehicle, and a display control unit configured to perform control in such a way that a display mode of the bird's eye view video displayed on the display unit is changed according to the steering orientation of the vehicle.. .
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

Vehicle headlight

A vehicle headlight with a laser light source (1), having at least on laser diode branch (z) with at least one modulated laser diode (dl), wherein the laser beam (2) of the at least one laser diode can be directed in a scanning manner by means of a light scanner (7) onto a light conversion means (8) in order to generate a luminous image (11) on same, which is projected by means of an imaging system (12) as light image (11′) onto the road (13), as well as with a laser diode controller (3) and a processing unit (4) associated with same, which is supplied with sensor signals (s1 . .
Zkw Group Gmbh

System for adjusting relative positions between components of a bonding apparatus

A bonding apparatus comprises a movable bond head collet, a reference marker configured to move with the bond head collet, a flip head collet, first and second imaging devices and an adjusting mechanism. In use, the first imaging device captures one or more images of the reference marker and the flip head collet, and the second imaging device captures one or more images of the reference marker and the bond head collet.
Asm Technology Singapore Pte Ltd

Autonomous mobile object and storage medium for autonomous mobile object

An autonomous mobile object includes: a moving mechanism; a power-receiving terminal that is supplied with power from a power-supply terminal; an imaging unit configured to image the power-supply terminal at a position separated from the power-supply terminal by more than a distance at which the power-receiving terminal is capable of being supplied with power from the power-supply terminal; a determination unit configured to determine whether to remove contamination of the power-supply terminal based on an analysis result obtained by analyzing the image captured by the imaging unit and information on misalignment between the power-supply terminal and the power-receiving terminal, the misalignment being predicted when the autonomous mobile object moves to a position at which the power-receiving terminal is capable of being supplied with power from the power-supply terminal; and a removal unit configured to remove the contamination when the determination unit determines to remove the contamination.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Automatic playing card shuffler and other card-handling devices incorporating image capturing devices, non-imaging sensors, micro-vision systems and/or embedded systems to detect undesirable markings on playing cards

An automatic playing card shuffler incorporating cameras, non-imaging sensors, embedded systems and/or micro-vision systems for detecting anomalies and undesired markings on playing cards. Combinations of cameras, non-imaging sensors, embedded systems and/or micro-vision systems integrated in or proximate to automatic playing cards shufflers collect images and card information for analysis to determine if anomalies and undesired markings on playing cards are indicative of a scam or worn cards, or provide skilled players with an advantage to determine if anomalies and undesired markings on playing cards are indicative of a scam, unintentional, or the result of normal manufacturing variances, which could provide skilled players with an advantage..
Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems, Llc

Radiotherapeutic and companion imaging agents to target mc1r

The subject matter disclosed herein relates generally to cancer therapy and to anti-cancer compounds and imaging agents. More specifically, the subject matter disclosed herein relates to agents that target mc1r and their use in the treatment of cancer.
Wake Forest University

Conjugated porphyrin carbon quantum dots for targeted photodynamic therapy

The present disclosure relates to porphyrin containing carbon quantum dots useful for bioimaging and/or phytodynamic therapy.. .
Hong Kong Baptist University

Implantable nanochannel delivery devices

An implantable device comprising a nanochanneled membrane is described. The device uses nanofluidics to control the delivery of diagnostic and/or therapeutic agents intratumorally.
The Methodist Hospital System

Preventing instrument/tissue collisions

Collisions between a minimally invasive surgical instrument and patient tissue are prevented in various ways. A real time image of a surgical site is mosaiced over a previously recorded more distal image of the site.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

System and providing a contour video with a 3d surface in a medical navigation system

A medical navigation system for displaying a three dimensional (3d) surface video of a target is provided. The medical navigation system comprises a 3d imaging device, a camera, a display, and a controller electrically coupled to the 3d imaging device, the camera, and the display.

System and assisting with attachment of a stock implant to a patient tissue

A guide for assisting with attachment of a stock prosthetic implant to a patient tissue includes a lower guide surface configured to contact an upper implant surface of the stock prosthetic implant when a lower implant surface of the stock prosthetic implant contacts the patient tissue. An upper guide surface is accessible to a user when the lower guide surface is in contact with the upper implant surface.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Methods and systems for medical imaging systems

Methods and systems are provided for selecting a two dimensional (2d) scan plane. The methods and systems acquire ultrasound data along first and second 2d planes from a matrix array probe.
General Electric Company

Ultrasound probe and aligned needle guide system

A side-fire ultrasonic probe includes an alignment feature that, when used to connect the probe with a needle guide for intra-cavity medical procedures, enables alignment of a needle in an imaging plane of an ultrasonic transducer. The alignment feature is configured such that alignment of the needle within the imaging plane is accomplished when a protective sheath is disposed between the alignment feature and the needle guide.
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc.

Compressional sound speed imaging using ultrasound

For sound speed imaging, different receive apertures are used instead of multiple transmissions from different angles. Acoustic echoes from a same transmission are receive beamformed with different apertures of the transducer array.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Vascular targeting system

An embodiment of the invention provides a method including obtaining ultrasonic images of one or more vessel to be catheterized with an ultrasonic imaging device 212 and identifying the center(s) of the vessel(s) with the ultrasonic images. One of the vessels is punctured with a needle 220 based on the identifying of the center of the vessel.
U.s. Government, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army

Ultrasound imaging system with mechanical support structure

In at least some aspects, a handheld ultrasound imaging device comprises: a housing; an ultrasound imaging unit disposed at least in part within the housing, the ultrasound imaging unit including an ultrasound transducer; a display rotatably coupled to the housing; and a releasably engageable catch; wherein when the catch is releasably engaged, the catch restricts movement of the housing relative to the display. In at least some aspects, a method comprises: positioning a handheld ultrasound imaging device having a housing and a display on a surface with a screen of the display facing toward the surface; providing relative movement between the housing and display to position an ultrasonic transducer of the handheld ultrasound imaging device in an at least partially upright position; and applying a sterile cover on at least a portion of the ultrasonic transducer without touching the handheld ultrasound imaging device..
Rivanna Medical Llc

Ultrasound system for enhanced instrument visualization

An ultrasound imaging system includes a processor programmed to generate an anatomy image and a number of needle frames at different transmit beam angles. The system analyzes the data in the needle frames and selects segments therein that are identified as likely representing an interventional instrument.
Fujifilm Sonosite, Inc.

System and precision diagnosis and therapy augmented by cancer grade maps

An ultrasound system for performing cancer grade mapping includes an ultrasound imaging device (10) that acquires ultrasound imaging data. An electronic data processing device (30) is programmed to generate an ultrasound image (34) from the ultrasound imaging data, and to generate a cancer grade map (42) by (i) extracting sets of local features from the ultrasound imaging data that represent map pixels of the cancer grade map and (ii) classifying the sets of local features using a cancer grading classifier (46) to generate cancer grades for the map pixels of the cancer grade map.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Radiation imaging apparatus, radiation imaging system, radiation imaging method, and computer-readable medium

Provided is a radiation imaging apparatus, including: an information acquisition unit configured to acquire information on a radiation image from a detection apparatus configured to take the radiation image by detecting radiation; a transfer request unit configured to transmit to the detection apparatus, based on the information, a transfer request signal for requesting transfer of a radiation image untransferred and stored in the detection apparatus; and an image acquisition unit configured to acquire the radiation image from the detection apparatus.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Medical imaging system and methods

A mobile medical imaging device that allows for multiple support structures, such as a tabletop or a seat, to be attached, and in which the imaging gantry is indexed to the patient by translating up and down the patient axis. In one embodiment, the imaging gantry can translate, rotate and/or tilt with respect to a support base, enabling imaging in multiple orientations, and can also rotate in-line with the support base to facilitate easy transport and/or storage of the device.
Mobius Imaging, Llc

Radiographic imaging apparatus

A radiographic imaging apparatus in which a radiation source support unit supports a radiation source is adapted to be capable of being quickly carried to a use position in a small radius. A radiographic imaging apparatus includes a leg unit that includes three or more wheel units and is capable of traveling on an apparatus-placement surface by using wheels, a body unit that is held on the leg unit, an arm unit as a radiation source support unit that is connected to the body unit, a radiation source that is mounted on the arm unit, a battery that is received in the body unit and drives the radiation source, and a circuit that is received in the body unit and relates to the drive of the radiation source.
Fujifilm Corporation

Scattered radiation compensation for a medical imaging appliance

A method for operating a medical imaging apparatus includes acquiring an intensity distribution of an x-ray radiation by a first x-ray detector assigned to a first radiation source. A scattered radiation distribution of scattered radiation generated at the object is acquired by a second x-ray detector.

X-ray mammography and/or breast tomosynthesis using a compression paddle

An x-ray breast imaging system comprising a compression paddle in which the compression paddle comprises a front wall and a bottom wall. The front wall is configured to be adjacent and face a chest wall of a patient during imaging and the bottom wall configured to be adjacent a length of a top of a compressed breast.
Hologic Inc.

Simultaneous employment of different contrast media in ct imaging methods

A method is described for generating contrast medium-aided ct image data from an examination region of a patient. At least two sets of projection measurement data assigned to different x-ray energy spectra are acquired from the examination region.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

X-ray imaging device and method

The present invention provides an x-ray imaging device including an x-ray emitter and an x-ray detector rotating while facing each other with an imaging subject interposed therebetween, a device controller controlling the x-ray imaging device such that a first x-ray imaging is performed with a first dose in a partial section of a rotation locus of the x-ray emitter and the x-ray detector and a second x-ray imaging is performed with a second dose lower than the first dose in a remaining section, and an image processor producing an x-ray image by receiving first and second x-ray image data of the first and the second x-ray imaging from the x-ray detector.. .
Vatech Ewoo Holdings Co., Ltd.

Coordination of functional mri scanning and electrical stimulation therapy

Changes in electrical stimulation therapy delivered via a medical device are coordinated with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fmri) scans. In one example, a medical device delivers electrical stimulation therapy to a patient in an mri unit, where the medical device is configured to cycle electrical stimulation therapy between a plurality of stimulation states.
Medtronic, Inc.

Fluorescence based flow imaging and measurements

Fluorescence based tracking of a light-emitting marker in a bodily fluid stream is conducted by: providing a light-emitting marker into a fluid stream; establishing field of view monitoring by placement of a sensor, such as a high speed camera, at a region of interest; recording image data of light emitted by the marker at the region of interest; determining time characteristics of the light output of the marker traversing the field of view; and calculating flow characteristics based on the time characteristics. Furthermore generating a velocity vector map may be conducted using a cross correlation technique, leading and falling edge considerations, subtraction, and/or thresholding..
Scinovia, Corp

Micro-optic probes for neurology

An imaging system for a patient comprises an imaging probe. The imaging probe comprises: an elongate shaft for insertion into the patient and comprising a proximal end, a distal portion, and a lumen extending between the proximal end and the distal portion; a rotatable optical core comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the rotatable optical core configured to optically and mechanically connect with an interface unit; a probe connector positioned on the elongate shaft proximal end and surrounding at least a portion of the rotatable optical core and an optical assembly positioned in the elongate shaft distal portion and proximate the rotatable optical core distal end, the optical assembly configured to direct light to tissue and collect reflected light from the tissue.
Gentuity, Llc

Scanned laser vein contrast enhancer imaging in an alternating frame mode

The present invention is a miniature vein enhancer that includes a miniature projection head. The miniature projection head may be operated in one of three modes, afm, dbm, and rtm.
Accuvein, Inc.

System and automated total body imaging

An imaging station/booth for automated total body imaging having a small footprint and capable of quickly, efficiently, effectively, and consistently capturing multiple body images of a user or patient over time with minimal assistance from medical staff.. .
Dermspectra Llc

Mri thermography for cardiac lesion assessment

Described embodiments include an apparatus that includes an electrical interface and a processor. The processor is configured to receive via the electrical interface, from a plurality of sensors, a first signal that indicates a location of an intrabody tool inside a body of a subject, and a second signal that indicates a phase, of a physiological motion cycle of the subject, at which the first signal was acquired.
Biosense Webster (israel) Ltd.

Ophthalmologic imaging apparatus

An ophthalmologic imaging apparatus that includes a first optical system, a first driver, and a first focus controller. The first optical system includes a first focus lens and a diopter correction lens, and guides light from a subject's eye to a first light receiving element.
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon

Operating microscope

An operating microscope (2, 48) for observing an eye (77) is provided. The operating microscope (2, 48) comprises a main objective (5) and a fundus imaging system (71) that is positionable in the beam path (7) between the eye (77) and the main objective (5), said fundus imaging system having an ophthalmoscopy magnifier (73).
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag

Method and fiberscope employing single fiber bundle for co-propagation of image and illumination

An exemplary embodiment providing one or more improvements includes an endoscope which utilizes a single coherent fiber bundle for simultaneously carrying imaging and illumination light.. .
Research & Development International Inc.

Side-scan infrared imaging devices

Infrared imaging devices are provided which are configured to implement side-scan infrared imaging for, e.g., medical applications. For example, an imaging device includes a ring-shaped detector element comprising a circular array of infrared detectors configured to detect thermal infrared radiation, and a focusing element configured to focus incident infrared radiation towards the circular array of infrared detectors.
Digital Direct Ir, Inc.

Solid-state imaging device and endoscope system

The solid-state imaging device includes a semiconductor layer, an electrode, a wiring layer, a plurality of filters, an input terminal, and a voltage generation circuit. The voltage generation circuit generates a first voltage and a second voltage.
Olympus Corporation

Imaging unit, imaging module, and endoscope

An imaging unit includes: an optical system; a semiconductor package including an image sensor, and a connection electrode formed on a back surface; a cable; an electronic component; and a multi-layer substrate having a rectangular plate shape and including: a first electrode and a second electrode arranged side-by-side with each other on a front surface, the semiconductor package being mounted on the first electrode, and the cable being connected to the second electrode; and a third electrode on a back surface, the electronic component being mounted on the third electrode. The multi-layer substrate includes walls on at least two opposing sides of the back surface, and the semiconductor package is disposed such that a light receiving surface of the image sensor is arranged horizontally with respect to the multi-layer substrate..
Olympus Corporation

Luminaire disease vector attenuator and surveillance device

Provided is an insect monitoring device including a tube. An attractor is positioned at an entrance to the tube, and an imaging device is configured for producing data associated with a monitored insect, wherein the data being usable in machine learning..
Ge Lighting Solutions, Llc

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Method and system for fluorescent imaging with background surgical image composed of selective illumination spectra

A surgical site is simultaneously illuminated by less than all the visible color components that make up visible white light, and a fluorescence excitation illumination component by an illuminator in a minimally invasive surgical system. An image capture system acquires an image for each of the visible color components illuminating the surgical site and a fluorescence image, which is excited by the fluorescence excitation component from the illuminator.
Longwood Gardens, Inc.

Lltech Management

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Huron Technologies International Inc.

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Systems and methods for active depth imager with background subtract

An active depth imaging system and method of operating the same captures illuminator-on and illuminator-off image data with each of a first and second imager. The illuminator-on image data includes information representing an imaged scene and light emitted from an illuminator and reflected off of objects within the imaged scene.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

Solid-state imaging device, imaging device, and signal reading method

This solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate and a second substrate which have circuit elements constituting pixels disposed therein are electrically connected to each other. The pixels includes: a photoelectric conversion element disposed in the first substrate; an amplifier circuit that amplifies a signal generated in the photoelectric conversion element to output the amplified signal; a signal accumulation circuit which is disposed in the second substrate and accumulates the amplified signal which is output from the amplifier circuit; and an output circuit that outputs the amplified signal accumulated in the signal accumulation circuit from the pixel..
Olympus Corporation

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and driving an imaging system

Provided is an imaging apparatus, including: a vertical scanning circuit configured to output the reset signal and the image signal sequentially from each of a plurality of pixels by selecting the plurality of pixels sequentially; and an amplifier unit configured to output a plurality of image signals obtained by amplifying one image signal that is output from one of the plurality of pixels at a plurality of gains including a first gain and a second gain, in which, in a reading period, which is a period between selection of a first pixel by the vertical scanning circuit out of the plurality of pixels and subsequent selection of a second pixel out of the plurality of pixels, a number of times the amplifier unit is reset is less than a number of the plurality of amplified image signals.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging system with dynamic reconstruction workload allocation

Multiple image data subframes corresponding to respective portions of an exposure interval are generated within a sensor device of an image system. Depending on whether the exposure interval exceeds one or more exposure time thresholds, data representative multiple image data subframes are output from the image sensor device in one of at least two formats, including a first format in which each of the subframes of image data is output in its entirety, and a second format in which a logical combination of at least two of the subframes of image data is output instead of the at least two of the subframes of image data such that the total volume of image data output from the image sensor device is reduced relative to the first format..
Rambus Inc.

Active pushbroom scanning system and method

Aspects and embodiments are generally directed to active imaging systems and methods. In one example, an active imaging system includes a positioning system configured to detect a direction of motion of the imaging system relative to a scene, an optical source positioned to emit electromagnetic radiation, a non-mechanical beamsteering device positioned to receive the electromagnetic radiation from the optical source and configured to scan the electromagnetic radiation over at least a first portion of the scene within an instantaneous field-of-view of an optical receiver, and the optical receiver positioned to receive reflections of the electromagnetic radiation from at least the first portion of the scene within the instantaneous field-of-view, wherein the first portion of the scene is within a first edge region of the instantaneous field-of-view of the optical receiver, the first edge region being in the direction of motion of the imaging system..
Raytheon Company

Imaging devices for use with additive manufacturing systems and methods of imaging a build layer

An imaging device for an additive manufacturing system is provided. The additive manufacturing system includes a material.
General Electric Company

Imaging device

An imaging device which includes a counter electrode, a first pixel electrode facing the counter electrode, a second pixel electrode facing the counter electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer sandwiched between the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode, and the counter electrode, a first signal detection circuit electrically connected to the second pixel electrode, and a first switching element connected between the first pixel electrode and the first signal detection circuit.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Method for measurement and 3d reconstruction of precipitation particles based on orthogonal dual-view imaging

This invention discloses a method for measurement and 3d reconstruction of precipitation particles based on orthogonal dual-view imaging. An orthogonal 3d sampling space are formed by a pair of line camera and continuum light source, two pairs of planar cameras and pulse light sources placed orthogonally.
National University Of Defense Technology

Movable imaging device and movable imaging method

A movable imaging device includes a camera, a moving body, a definition calculation unit that calculates definition of an image for inspection, a determination unit that determines whether the definition is equal to or higher than required definition required for inspection accuracy of an object to be inspected, a pan/tilt control unit that operates a pan/tilt mechanism in a case in which the determination unit determines that the calculated definition is equal to or higher than the required definition, a moving body control unit that moves a moving body in a case in which the pan/tilt mechanism is operated and it is determined that the definition is lower than the required definition, and an imaging control unit that images the object to be inspected by the camera in a case in which it is determined that the definition is equal to or higher than the required definition.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Method and apparatus to correct digital video to counteract effect of camera shake

The effect of camera shake in digital video is corrected using signal processing techniques. The digital video is a sequence of digital images.

Image pickup apparatus and image pickup method

An image pickup apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture a plurality of images while changing a focus position of an optical system, a setting unit configured to set a plurality of focus positions, a shake detection unit configured to detect a shake of the imaging unit, and a combination unit configured to combine a plurality of images. The setting unit of the image pickup apparatus changes distances between the plurality of focus positions based on a shake amount detected by the shake detection unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for optimizing field of view

A method to maximize use of the field of view for an imaging system is provided herein. An imaging device can be part of the imaging system and include a detection unit and an alignment unit.
Pierce Biotechnology, Inc.

Imaging apparatus, control method therefor, and storage medium

An imaging apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a luminance range that allows gradation expression in an image to be captured, based on setting information when an image is generated, and a presentation unit configured to present a luminance range that allows gradation expression in an image to be captured.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus, accessory device, storage medium, and imaging system

An imaging apparatus, to which an accessory device is detachably mounted, which performs image capturing in synchronization with a vertical synchronization signal, and which performs communication with the accessory device in synchronization with the vertical synchronization signal, transmits, to the accessory device, a request command for requesting transmission of data from the accessory device to the imaging apparatus to cause the accessory device to transmit data corresponding to request command. The imaging apparatus is capable of transmitting, to the accessory device, a plurality of request commands each corresponding to the request command within one period of the vertical synchronization signal, and the request command includes a plurality of types of commands.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to generate an image at each of predetermined timings, wherein an exposure time is used at each of predetermined timings. The imaging apparatus includes at least one circuit which divides, according to whether or not a specific photography situation occurs, the exposure time, into a plurality of exposure times including a first exposure time for acquiring still image and a second exposure time for acquiring movie; and generates a still image, based on an image generated by photography with the first exposure time, and generates a movie frame constituting a movie, by using an image generated by photography with the second exposure time..
Olympus Corporation

Electronic device, imaging device, image reproduction method, image reproduction program, recording medium with image reproduction program recorded thereupon, and image reproduction device

An electronic device includes: a communication unit that performs communication with an external device; and a control unit that issues a command to the external device via the communication unit, on the basis of at least one of capacity of the external device, and capacity of the electronic device.. .
Nikon Corporation

Surface emitting laser, information obtaining apparatus, and imaging apparatus

The present invention provides a surface emitting laser the wavelength-tunable band of which is wide. The wavelength-tunable surface emitting laser includes a first reflector (101), an active layer (103) disposed on the first reflector (101), a beam portion (110) disposed over the active layer (103) with an air gap therebetween, and a second reflector (120) disposed on the beam portion (110).
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging element, solid-state imaging device, and electronic device

An imaging element has a laminated structure including a first electrode, a light-receiving layer formed on the first electrode, and a second electrode formed on the light-receiving layer. The second electrode is made of a transparent amorphous oxide having a conductive property..
Sony Corporation

Low noise ingaas photodiode array

A photodiode pixel structure for imaging short wave infrared (swir) and visible light built in a planar structure and may be used for one dimensional and two dimensional photodiode arrays. The photodiode arrays may be hybridized to a read out integrated circuit (roic), for example, a silicon complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (cmos) circuit.
Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc.

Semiconductor device, solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A semiconductor device including a first semiconductor section including a first wiring layer at one side thereof, the first semiconductor section further including a photodiode, a second semiconductor section including a second wiring layer at one side thereof, the first and second semiconductor sections being secured together, a third semiconductor section including a third wiring layer at one side thereof, the second and the third semiconductor sections being secured together such the first semiconductor section, second semiconductor section, and the third semiconductor section are stacked together, and a first conductive material electrically connecting at least two of (i) the first wiring layer, (ii) the second wiring layer, and (iii) the third wiring layer such that the electrically connected wiring layers are in electrical communication.. .
Sony Corporation

Systems and methods for imaging using single photon avalanche diodes

Single-photon avalanche diode includes a central junction having a central p+ area and a deep-n well in contact with the central p+ area, a p-type guard ring disposed between the central junction and the deep-n well, and a shallow trench isolation separated from the central p+ area. Imaging apparatus includes a plurality of pixels, each pixel comprising a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor-implemented single photon avalanche device and one or more signal converters electrically coupled thereto and configured to detect changes in output therefrom..
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

Imaging panel and x-ray imaging device including same

A shift of a threshold voltage of a thin film transistor upon x-ray irradiation is suppressed. An imaging panel having a plurality of pixels, for picking up scintillation light obtained by converting x-ray projected from an x-ray source, with use of a scintillator, includes photodiodes 15, tfts 14, and an organic film 43.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing alleviating tailing phenomenon and related imaging processing circuit and display apparatus

An image processing method includes detecting one or more edge regions in a plurality of input image frames; detecting movement of the edge region in the input image frames to generate a movement detecting result; and generating a plurality of output image frames by selectively smoothing at least a portion of the edge region at least according to the movement detecting result.. .
Himax Display, Inc.

Identifying a specially designated object to faciliate dynamic promotions related to use of the object

In accordance with some embodiments, a physical game element such as a wagering chip or a playing card may be utilized to implement a promotion scheme on an electronic card table (e.g., using rfid or optical imaging technology). During a game it may be determined whether the element is associated with special functionality (e.g., entitles the player to a payout multiplier, special payout table, bonus prize or other benefit).
Walker Digital Table Systems, Llc

Comparative analysis of anatomical items

A computer-implemented medical visualization method includes identifying a three-dimensional model of an anatomical item of a particular mammal; displaying a moving animation of the three-dimensional model, the moving animation created from multiple frames from imaging of the anatomical item over a short time period to capture movement of the anatomical item; displaying one or more non-moving views of the three-dimensional model while the moving animation is being displayed; and in response to receiving inputs from a user, changing the displayed moving animation and the one or more non-moving views automatically in coordination with each other.. .
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Display control device, display control method, and recording medium

There is provided a display control device including a display controller configured to place a virtual object within an augmented reality space corresponding to a real space in accordance with a recognition result of a real object shown in an image captured by an imaging part, and an operation acquisition part configured to acquire a user operation. When the user operation is a first operation, the display controller causes the virtual object to move within the augmented reality space..
Sony Corporation

Display apparatus, display system, and control display apparatus

A display apparatus includes an image acquisition unit to acquire a first image by imaging, an information acquisition unit to acquire first imaging range information including information on a first imaging, range of the imaging acquired by the image acquisition unit, and a communication unit, to perform communication to acquire, from an external device acquiring a second image by imaging, second imaging range information including information on a second imaging range of the imaging acquired by the external device. The display apparatus also includes a controller to acquire an area included in the first imaging range and the second imaging range as a corresponding range, and a display controller to generate display information indicative of the corresponding range, and a display to display the display information..
Olympus Corporation

Self imaging screen

An imaging station that includes: an imaging screen adapted to be integrated with an image of a user; a base, wherein the base supports the imaging screen; a camera, where the camera captures an image of the user and said image is manipulated for display on the imaging screen; and a means to integrate a pre-selected uniform onto the user image for display on the imaging screen. The imaging station may further including a media player..

Medical imaging apparatus and processing medical image

Various embodiments of this disclosure provide a medical imaging apparatus and a method of processing a medical image. The medical imaging apparatus includes a data obtainer configured to obtain raw data generated by performing a tomography scan on an object.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Method and providing panorama image data

A method and an apparatus for providing panoramic image data by reconstructing frame images captured by a panoramic imaging apparatus, are disclosed. In reconstruction of images with multiple image layers, sizes of images reconstructed with an image layer or images to be used for a reconstruction are scaled.
Vatech Ewoo Holdings Co., Ltd.

Method, apparatus and program for selective registration three-dimensional tooth image data to optical scanning tooth model

A method for registering a tooth image with a tooth structure according to an embodiment includes a first registering step for registering a tooth image model obtained from a medical image taken when an object bites a bite including a marker with a bite scanning model obtained by scanning the bite, a second registering step for registering the bite scanning model with a tooth scanning model obtained by scanning a tooth shape of the object, and a third registering step for registering the tooth image model with the tooth scanning model based on the results of the first registering step and the results of the second registering step. As a result, a model including an accurate shape of tooth part difficult to obtain from a medical imaging apparatus can be easily obtained..
Korea Institute Of Science And Technology

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program

A normal-line information generation block 30 generates normal-line information for a frame subject to detection. A data storage block 50 stores normal-line information and the like of a key frame.
Sony Corporation

Methods, systems and devices for spinal surgery position optimization

Three components are proposed, each having at its core a system for producing measurements of the relative motion of anatomical structures of mammals (the “measurement system”). The measurement system in this case would be comprised of an apparatus for imaging the joint of through a prescribed motion, and a process and mechanism for deriving quantitative measurement output data from the resulting images.
Ortho Kinematics, Inc.

System and extracting a periodic signal from video

What is disclosed is a system and method for processing a video to extract a periodic signal which was captured by the video imaging device. One embodiment involves the following.
Xerox Corporation

Digital color assessment

Assessing color digitally can include imaging digitally a custom color calibration chart under a set of lighting conditions; imaging digitally a workpiece under substantially identical lighting conditions; and comparing color measurement data from the custom color calibration chart to color measurement data from the workpiece to characterize the workpiece.. .
Graftek Imaging Inc.

Automated inspection protocol for composite components

A protocol-based inspection system that includes an illumination system, an imaging system configured to capture a surface image of a composite component based on illumination of the composite component using visible light, a component mount configured to rotate the composite component relative to at least the imaging system, and a computing device configured to perform an automated inspection protocol to cause the illumination system to illuminate the composite component using visible light, cause the imaging system to capture at least one surface image of the composite component in response to the illumination of the composite component using the visible light, perform a fuzzy logic analysis on the at least one surface image to detect a surface defect on the composite component that includes a fiber tow mis-weave, an exposed fiber tow, or a surface nodule, and output an indication of the surface defect via a user interface.. .
Rolls-royce Corporation

Managing identifiers of components of medical imaging apparatus

An identification device for a part of a medical imaging apparatus includes: an identifier carrier fixed to a shell of the part and storing information of an identifier of the part, a housing configured to cover the identifier carrier, an image capturing component provided on the housing, and a processor configured to control the image capturing component to capture an image and acquire the identifier of the part based on a captured image. The processor is configured to perform deviation check on a current image captured by the image capturing apparatus currently and an initial image captured by the image capturing component previously and determine whether the identifier of the part has been tampered with or replaced based on a result of the deviation check..
Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.

Selecting transfer functions for displaying medical images

System and related method to visualize image data. The system comprises an input port (in) for receiving i) image data comprising a range of intensity values converted from signals acquired by an imaging apparatus in respect of an imaged object, and ii) a definition of a first transfer function configured to map a data interval within said range of said intensity values to an image interval of image values.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Augmented x-ray imaging system for detection of threats

A pre-trained convolutional neural network is trained to accurately identify threats in x-ray images of luggage. The x-ray images are filtered according to a threshold to separate out the outlines of dense objects prior to the analysis by the trained convolutional neural network..

Image processing for scale zero validation

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of systems, devices, software, and methods that leverage images captured by imaging devices of product barcode scanners, which may include scanner-scale devices, and other imaging devices deployed at a point of sale (pos) terminal. One such embodiment, in the form of a method, includes identifying a scale-zero error condition and determining, based on a view of a scale surface provided by at least one imaging device, whether an item is present on the scale surface.
Ncr Corporation

System and recognizing vehicle license plate information

Provided is a technology for recognizing vehicle license plate information which includes detecting a position of a license plate from a vehicle image obtained by imaging a vehicle, extracting individual character images by separating a plurality of characters from a region of the detected license plate in the vehicle image and extracting a license plate type of the license plate according to a predetermined criterion, recognizing a license plate character string on the basis of the extracted individual character images and the license plate type and outputting the recognized license plate character string.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Biometric camera

Exemplary embodiments for a biometric camera system for a mobile device, comprise: a near infrared (nir) light source on the mobile device that flashes a user of the mobile device with near infrared light during image capture; a biometric camera located on the mobile device offset from the nir light source, the biometric camera comprising: an extended depth of field (edof) imaging lens; a bandpass filter located adjacent to the edof imaging lens to reject ambient light during image capture; and an imaging sensor located adjacent the bandpass filter that converts an optical image of an object into an electronic signal for image processing; and a processor configured to receive video images of an iris of a user from the image sensor, and attempt to match the video images of the iris with previously registered images stored in an iris database, wherein if a match is found, the user is authenticated.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

On-line oil and foreign matter detection system and method employing hyperspectral imaging

A method for removing foreign matter from an agricultural product stream of a manufacturing process. The method includes conveying a product stream past an inspection station; scanning a region of the agricultural product stream as it passes the inspection station using at least one light source of a single or different wavelengths; generating hyperspectral images from the scanned region; determining a spectral fingerprint for the agricultural product stream from the hyperspectral images; comparing the spectral fingerprint obtained in step (c) to a spectral fingerprint database containing a plurality of fingerprints using a computer processor to determine whether foreign matter is present and, if present, generating a signal in response thereto; and removing a portion of the conveyed product stream in response to the signal.
Altria Client Services Llc

Authentication apparatus and authentication method

The present invention is an authentication apparatus comprising: a prism of an approximately quadrangle-frustum shape, the prism of the approximately quadrangle-frustum shape is arranged so that a bottom side, out of two parallel surfaces of the prism of approximately quadrangle-frustum shape, is a placing surface side for a finger; a first imaging means is arranged below a top surface parallel to the bottom surface, the first imaging means that images an image of the finger transmitted through the top surface; a light source that radiates light to at least one side surface of a first set of side surfaces, out of two sets of side surfaces of the approximately quadrangle-frustum shape that face each other; and a second imaging means that images the image of the finger transmitted through a second set of side surfaces, out of the two sets of side surfaces.. .
Nec Corporation

Mobile, portable authenticating a security article and operating the portable authentication apparatus

A mobile, portable apparatus for authenticating, verification and certification of a security article, the apparatus comprising an enclosure securely housing components of the apparatus; an authentication device operable to authenticate the security article; a power source, preferably of solar type, different type of batteries, uninterruptable power supply, different type of charging facilities and/or any source of energy; an imaging device for simultaneously imaging in opposing and/or multiple directions; a programmable and configurable control panel; an information processing unit; and a printing device for printing and/or special marking on the security article, wherein the imaging device is portably coupled to the authentication device; and wherein the control panel is arranged as an interface command and control center connected to the information processing unit and the other components of the apparatus. The method involves determining whether a registered operator of the portable authentication apparatus is verified; and permitting access to an authentication device of the portable authentication apparatus if the registered operator is verified.
Sicpa Holding Sa

Optimized presentation of data related to imaging devices and users

In order to present medical information to a user in an easily consumed manner, a method and a system for identifying data to be displayed to a user are provided. Connections between users and devices are stored by a memory.

Fiducial rings in virtual reality

A virtual reality system enables a user to interact with virtual objects. The system includes a fiducial ring, an imaging device and a console.
Oculus Vr, Llc

Image-based system, having interchangeable vision elements, to observe and document eye responses

The image-based system is used to observe and document eye responses, which include eye gaze tracking, pupil size and reactivity, for either one or both eyes sequentially or simultaneously as well as eye lid movements, condition of the sclera, etc. That are recorded and evaluated by police officers.
Ocular Data Systems, Inc.

Eye tracking device and operating an eye tracking device

The invention relates to an eye tracking device (10a; 10b; 10c) comprising a processing unit (18) and an optical system (14), which comprises a capturing unit. The optical system (14) provides a first optical path (p; p1) with a first imaging property and a second optical path (p; p2) with a second imaging property and the capturing unit (c; c1, c2) captures a first image (24a) by capturing light that has passed along the first optical path (p; p1) and a second image (24b) by capturing light that has passed along the second optical path (p; p2), so that due to the difference of the first and second imaging property the first (24a) and the second image (24b) comprise a difference related to a characteristic of at least part of the first and the second image (24b), wherein the eye tracking device (10a; 10b; 10c) is configured to determine a property of the eye (12) on the basis of at least one of the first image (24a) and the second image (24b)..
Sensomotoric Instruments Gesellschaft FÜr Innovative Sensorik Mbh

Disassemblable imaging apparatus

A disassemblable imaging apparatus includes a photo sensing assembly and a toner cartridge. The photo sensing assembly has an accommodating space, a photosensitive side and a fastening side.
Avision Inc.

Disassemblable imaging apparatus

A disassemblable imaging apparatus includes a photo sensing assembly, a toner cartridge, and at least one torsion spring. The photo sensing assembly includes a casing and a photosensitive drum.
Avision Inc.

Imaging plate scanner

A device for reading out an exposed imaging plate, comprising having a light source producing a read-out light, a deflecting unit sequentially directing the read-out light at the imaging plate with a read-out spot in order to read out the imaging plate, whereby a traveling read-out spot can be produced there, a detector unit for fluorescent light, which is emitted by the imaging plate during the reading out by means of the read-out light, and a control device for controlling the light source, the deflecting unit, and the detector unit. The control device performs a preliminary read-out of the imaging plate in order to determine read-out parameters and to subsequently read out the imaging plates using the determined read-out parameters.
Duerr Dental Ag

Diffractive optical element, optical system having the same, and imaging apparatus

A diffractive optical element includes a first lens having a convex surface, a second lens having a concave surface, disposed in such a manner that the concave surface of the second lens faces the convex surface of the first lens, and a diffraction grating section formed between the first and the second lenses and having positive optical power through diffraction. The diffraction grating section includes a first diffraction grating and a second diffraction grating disposed in this order from a side closer to the first lens; the second diffraction grating has a refractive index larger than that of the first diffraction grating, and an inner diameter of a grating wall surface of the diffraction grating section decreases as approaching to the second lens from the first lens..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Devices, illuminating and imaging objects

An illumination system includes a surface configured to have an imaging target placed thereon, a light source, a beam splitter and at least a first mirror. The beam splitter is configured to split the beam of light from the light source and the first mirror is configured to reflect a first beam from the beam splitter onto the surface with the imaging target.
Life Technologies Holdings Pte Limited

Short range optical amplification module, spectacles, helmet and vr system

The present invention discloses a short-range optical amplification module, which includes a first phase delay plate, a transflective mirror, a second phase delay plate and a reflective polarizing plate that are arranged sequentially, wherein: the transflective mirror includes a first optical surface and a second optical surface; the first optical surface is adjacent to the second phase delay plate; the second optical surface is a transflective optical surface, and the second optical surface is adjacent to the first phase delay plate; the focal length fs2 of the reflection surface of the second optical surface meets the following condition: f≤fs2≤5f, wherein f is the system focal length of the short-range optical amplification module, and f meets the following condition: 10 mm≤f≤35 mm. By performing parameter refining on the fs2 that influences the optical amplification effect, the module can keep a small overall thickness while obtaining a large optical amplification effect, and it can be applied in a small-size vr device, so that the vr device can realize a wide field angle, a large eyebox and a high-quality imaging effect, and hence a better user experience..
Shenzhen Dlodlo New Technology Co., Ltd.

Scanning type image measuring apparatus and scanning type image measuring method

Provided is a scanning type image measuring apparatus capable of reducing an imaging time while suppressing an increase in power consumption. The scanning type image measuring apparatus includes an objective lens scanning mechanism for operating an objective lens in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, wherein, with respect to a resonance frequency related to a spring constant of a support member supporting a movable unit including the objective lens and a mass of the movable unit, the resonance frequency in the second direction is set to be higher than the resonance frequency in the first direction, and a scanning frequency of the objective lens in the second direction is set to be higher than the resonance frequency in the second direction..
Hitachi-lg Data Storage, Inc.

Image acquisition device

An image acquisition device including: an imaging optical system forming two images having parallax; and an element acquiring the parallax images, the imaging optical system includes: a first negative lens group having negative refractive power; a first positive lens group having positive refractive power; and a second positive lens group having positive refractive power, the first negative lens group includes two negative lens groups disposed side by side in the parallax direction and having central axes respectively, the first positive lens group is a common lens group having a single central axis, and light rays emitted from the negative lens groups pass therethrough, the second positive lens group includes two positive lens groups disposed side by side in the parallax direction and having central axes respectively and the first positive lens group includes a moving lens group moved along the central axis of the first positive lens group.. .
Olympus Corporation

Method and system for full-field interference microscopy imaging

A processing unit (220) configured to calculate an image (ib, ic) representing temporal variations in intensity between said n two-dimensional interferometric signals.. .

Distance measurement system and mobile object system

A distance measurement system includes: an imaging device including an imaging element where a plurality of imaging pixels are arranged in matrix, and an optical system forming an image of a predetermined region on an imaging surface of the imaging element; and a distance measurer determining a distance to a target object based on data of the image obtained from the imaging element, wherein the optical system includes a free-form surface lens having a rotationally asymmetric shape that forms the image on the imaging surface such that a resolution of a first region in front of the region is higher than that of a second region at a lateral side of the region, each of the resolutions being a ratio of the number of ones of the imaging pixels used to pick up an image included in per unit angle of view to a total number of the imaging pixels.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Optical image capturing system

A four-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image are provided. In the order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis includes a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lens elements are aspheric.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co.ltd.

Optical image capturing system

A four-piece optical lens for capturing image and a five-piece optical module for capturing image are provided. In the order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis includes a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; a third lens with refractive power; and a fourth lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the four lens elements are aspheric.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co.ltd.

Optical image capturing system

The invention discloses a three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a three-piece optical module for capturing image. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; and a third lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the three lens elements are aspheric.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Optical image capturing system

The invention discloses a three-piece optical lens for capturing image and a three-piece optical module for capturing image. In order from an object side to an image side, the optical lens along the optical axis comprises a first lens with positive refractive power; a second lens with refractive power; and a third lens with refractive power; and at least one of the image-side surface and object-side surface of each of the three lens elements are aspheric.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus and focus adjustment method

In a focus adjustment method for an imaging apparatus, that, in order to focus on a single or a plurality of point light sources, acquires plurality of image data while moving a focus lens in an optical axis direction and carries out focus adjustment based on the image data, brightness values of pixels within a given evaluation region are detected based on the image data, high brightness evaluation values are calculated based on the brightness values, symmetry of the high brightness evaluation values are calculated for movement of the focus lens, and focus adjustment is carried out based on an extreme value calculated based on the symmetry.. .
Olympus Corporation

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes a lens unit including an image sensor, and configured to be rotatable about a tilt rotation axis, a rotating unit configured to be rotatable about a pan rotation axis, a non-rotating unit to which the rotating unit is rotatably attached, and a flexible printed circuit configured to connect the lens unit with the non-rotating unit. The flexible printed circuit includes an arc-shaped first portion coaxial with the pan rotation axis in a plane perpendicular to the pan rotation axis, and an arc-shaped second portion coaxial with the tilt rotation axis in a plane perpendicular to the tilt rotation axis.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Methods and means for azimuthal neutron porosity imaging of formation and cement volumes surrounding a borehole

A first example azimuthal neutron porosity tool for imaging formation and cement volumes surrounding a borehole is provided, the tool including at least an internal length comprising a sonde section, wherein said sonde section further comprises one sonde-dependent electronics; a slip-ring and motor section; and a plurality of tool logic electronics and psus. An alternative azimuthal neutron porosity tool for imaging formation and cement volumes surrounding a borehole is also provided, the tool including at least a far space detector, a near space detector; and a source located within a moderator shield that rotates around an internal tool axis..

Apparatus and obtaining petrophysical images using electrical imager and multi-frequency dispersion measurements

Methods and systems for determining petrophysical parameters of a formation are provided. In one embodiment, a method includes acquiring formation data with a borehole imaging tool deployed in a well penetrating a formation and acquiring additional formation data with a dielectric logging tool deployed in the well.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Solving outside-field of view scatter correction problem in positron emission tomography via digital experimentation

Method and apparatus are disclosed for generating a scatter-corrected image from positron emission tomography (pet) or other radioemission imaging data (20) acquired of an object (12) in a field of view (14). A background portion (26b) of the pet imaging data is identified corresponding to a background region (14b) of the fov that is outside of the object.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Radiation detector with an intermediate layer

A radiation detector includes an intermediate layer, which is arranged between a detection layer with a number of detection elements and a number of readout units. In an example embodiment of this arrangement, the intermediate layer has a plurality of electrically-conductive connections between the detection elements and the readout units.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Elemental analysis of organic samples

A method of imaging analyte elements in an organic sample includes providing the sample as a layer on a substrate and reacting the sample on the substrate to produce one or more volatile products that leave the sample while the one or more elements remain in the sample. A majority of the sample layer by weight is removed from the substrate by the reaction and the remaining sample layer is enriched in the one or more elements which are not spatially disturbed by the reaction.
Thermo Fisher Scientific (bremen) Gmbh

Optical pointing a laser through the atmosphere

An optical system for laser-pointing a target through the atmosphere, with four optical channels: a passive imaging channel with an auxiliary camera linked to a coarse pointing control device; an illumination channel with a pulsed illumination source and temporal synchronization means, these channels including a first common optical coarse pointing device; an effector channel with a high-power laser source; an active imaging channel with: a high-speed camera synchronized with the illumination source by the synchronization means, and linked to a fine pointing control device; means for harmonizing the high-speed camera with the high-power laser source; the active imaging and effector channels form a pair and include a second common optical coarse pointing device, the coarse pointing devices controlled by the coarse pointing control device; a common optical fine pointing device, controlled by the fine pointing control device; and the coarse pointing control device is linked to the fine pointing control device.. .
Thales

Apparatus for detecting sea mines

An apparatus for detecting sea mines is disclosed. The apparatus includes a pulsed laser, a collection optics, a long-pass beam splitter, a short-pass beam splitter, a laser imaging, detection and ranging (lidar) channel imager, a raman channel imager and a florescence channel imager.
Bae Systems Information And Electronic Systems Integration Inc.

Electromagnetic wave imaging system and antenna array signal correction method

An electromagnetic wave imaging system and a method of correcting an antenna array signal are disclosed. In an example, the electromagnetic wave imaging system may include an antenna array, configured to receive electromagnetic wave from a target object and convert the electromagnetic wave into an electrical signal; a signal processing unit, configured to process the electrical signal to obtain an image of the target object; and a distance measuring device, configured to measure a distance of the target object from the antenna array, wherein the signal processing unit corrects the electrical signal based at least in part on the measured distance..
Tsinghua University

High speed ultrasonic thick slice imaging

An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system scans a plurality of planar slices in a volumetric region which are parallel to each other. Following detection of the image data of the slices the slice data is combined by projecting the data in the elevation dimension to produce a “thick slice” image.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Ultrasound testing

An apparatus for imaging structural features below the surface of an object, the apparatus comprising: a transmitter unit configured to transmit a sound pulse at the object; a receiver unit configured to receive reflections of sound pulses transmitted by the transmitter unit from the object; a signal processing unit configured to: analyse one or more signals received by the receiver unit from the object; recognise, in the one or more signals, a reflection that was caused by a first structural feature and a reflection that was caused by a second structural feature that is located, in the object, at least partly behind the first structural feature; and associate each recognised reflection with a relative depth in the object at which the reflection occurred; and an image generation unit configured to generate an image that includes a representation of the first and second structural features in dependence on the recognised reflections and their relative depths.. .
Dolphitech As

Magnetic resonance diffusion weighted imaging method and apparatus

In a magnetic resonance diffusion weighted imaging method and apparatus, an excitation pulse flips a magnetization intensity vector of nuclear spins, a subject from the z direction into the x-y plane; and a diffusion pulse is applied to the magnetization intensity vector flipped into the x-y plane in order to perform diffusion weighting. A flip pulse is applied to a magnetization intensity vector that does not meet carr-purcell-meiboom-gill conditions in the x-y plane after diffusion weighting in order to flip it back to the z direction.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Parallel mr imaging with rf coil sensitivity mapping

The invention relates to a method of mr imaging of an object (10). The problem of the invention is to provide an improved mr imaging technique that enables fast and robust determination of spatial sensitivity profiles of rf receiving antennas (11, 12, 13) used in parallel imaging as well as b1 and/or b0 mapping.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Methods for optimal gradient design and fast generic waveform switching

This disclosure provides a computer-implemented method for sequencing magnetic resonance imaging waveforms using a multistage sequencing hardware. The method comprises creating, with the aid of a computer processor, an active memory region that includes waveforms and schedules being played, and creating one or more buffer memory regions that contain waveforms and schedules not currently being played.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Processing mri data

A method of processing magnetic resonance imaging (mri) data is provided. According to an example of the method, after a set of mri data of a subject is obtained by an mri system, interpolation may be performed on real parts and imaginary parts of the set of mri data, respectively, to obtain real part interpolation results and imaginary part interpolation results.
Shanghai Neusoft Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

Method and correcting uniformity of a magnetic resonance imagine

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for correcting a uniformity of a magnetic resonance image, the method comprising: acquiring a first uniformity enhancement image by a phased-array uniformity enhancement method; and dividing the first uniformity enhancement image by a receiving sensitivity distribution value of a body coil in a magnetic resonance imaging device, so as to acquire a second uniformity enhancement image. The method may further comprise: dividing the second uniformity enhancement image by a spatial signal distribution value resulting from a field strength distribution of a transmitting radio-frequency field, so as to acquire a third uniformity enhancement image..
General Electric Company

Methods for mitigating local sar hotspots and flip angle uniformity in ultra high field simultaneous multisclice imaging using parallel transmission

Obtaining minimum duration parallel transmit pulses for simultaneous multislice imaging that includes minimizing specific absorption rate hotspots, using an impulse ptx optimization method to determine multiple spoke locations and multiple channel weights for multiple slices while enforcing a specified flip angle inhomogeneity tolerance over the multiple slices when excited, applying a control algorithm to conform a simultaneous multislice (sms) pulse to the excited multiple slices to minimize a cost function having terms corresponding to an excitation accuracy and a pulse power, where a regularization term in the cost function is configured by the control algorithm for excitation accuracy while limiting a peak pulse power, and applying a time-optimal variable rate selective excitation (verse) to enforce a peak power constraint with a minimum pulse duration by reshaping a rf waveform and a gradient waveform without altering an excitation profile if the peak power limit on a channel is exceeded.. .
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Magnetic resonance imaging thermometry using proton resonance frequency and t1 measurements

The invention provides for a method of operating a medical instrument (100, 400, 500, 600), with magnetic resonance imaging system (102). The method comprises acquiring (202) equilibrium magnetization magnetic resonance imaging data (148) by controlling the magnetic resonance imaging system according to a t1 measuring magnetic resonance imaging protocol and calculating an equilibrium magnetization baseline image (156).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Rf shield for reducing eddy current in a pet-mr imaging system

An imaging apparatus is disclosed that includes an mri system, either as a stand-alone system or hybrid pet-mri system. The mri system includes gradient coils positioned about a patient bore, an rf coil former comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, an rf shield positioned on the outer surface of the rf coil former so as to be formed about the rf coil former, and an rf coil positioned on the inner surface of the rf coil former and about the patient bore, with the rf coil coupled to a pulse generator to emit an rf pulse sequence and receive resulting mr signals from a subject of interest.
General Electric Company

System and magnetic resonance imaging one or more subjects

An mri system for imaging a subject is provided. The mri system includes a magnet assembly that includes a gradient coil having a hollow conducting wire.
General Electric Company

System and magnetic resonance imaging one or more subjects

An mri system for imaging one or more subjects is provided. The mri system includes a magnet assembly and an mri controller.
General Electric Company

Microfluidic devices for cells or organ based multimodal activation and monitoring system

Chip, system and method using microfluidic devices and instrumentation for multiple parameter stimulation and recording on cells or organs is presented. The chip consists of multilayer fluidic channels to organize cells or organs and to flow stimulant molecules or cells.

In-process quality assessment for additive manufacturing

Disclose is a system and method for real-time measurement and feedback of metrology and metallurgical data during additive manufacturing (am) part fabrication. This solution promises to provide higher performance, lower cost am parts.
Jentek Sensors, Inc.

X-ray diffraction imaging of material microstructures

Various examples are provided for x-ray imaging of the microstructure of materials. In one example, a system for non-destructive material testing includes an x-ray source configured to generate a beam spot on a test item; a grid detector configured to receive x-rays diffracted from the test object; and a computing device configured to determine a microstructure image based at least in part upon a diffraction pattern of the x-rays diffracted from the test object.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Deep water radiography

An apparatus having a submersible, hollow, closed container and an x-ray imaging system radiation source disposed within that container. The submersible container is configured to withstand at least 10 atmospheric pressure (atm) and hence to withstand being submerged at least 100 meters (m) in a liquid (such as an open body of water) without undergoing permanent deformation.
Varex Imaging Corporation

Natural jewelry authenticity identification method and system based on microscopic three-dimensional imaging technique

A natural jewelry authenticity identification method comprises: scanning the whole appearance of each jewel by three-dimensional microscopic scanning and completely recording appearance characteristics of the jewel; a three-dimensional imaging technique is used to generate a three-dimensional entity image of the jewel, and a digest algorithm is used to compress three-dimensional entity image information about the jewel into a unique digest code, wherein the three-dimensional entity image and the digest code are published as publishable archive information; and if a receiver is a dealer, the same method is adopted to generate a digest code of the natural jewel, and the digest code is compared with the published digest code; and if the receiver is an individual buyer, after the natural jewel is received, the actual object is magnified and compared with the published three-dimensional entity image, and if the comparison is matched, the natural jewel is identified as authentic.. .
Shenzhen University

Imaging a target fluorophore in a biological material in the presence of autofluorescence

Methods and systems are disclosed for extracting an image of a target fluorophore in a biological material, which involve inducing both autofluorescence of the biological material and fluorescence of the fluorophore, acquiring an image arising from both the autofluorescence of the biological material and the fluorophore, and an image arising only from the autofluorescence, subtracting the two images to produce an image representing only the fluorophore, wherein relative intensities of the excitation light used to induce the autofluorescence and the fluorescence are modulated prior to acquiring the images.. .
Novadaq Technologies Ulc

Devices, systems, and methods for fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy

The invention provides novel non-invasive in vitro methods for assessing the metabolic condition of oocytes and/or embryos with fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope, that can be used, for example, in assessment of oocytes and embryos in assisted reproductive technologies.. .
The Brigham And Women's Hospital, Inc.

Imaging systems and methods using fluorescent nanodiamonds

Imaging systems and methods using fluorescent nanodiamonds are disclosed. The imaging systems and methods including applying a time-varying magnetic field to a specimen containing fluorescent nanodiamonds and comparing the fluorescence obtained with different magnetic fields to provide an image of the specimen..
The United States Of America,as Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health And Human Service

Particle size measuring

To provide a particle size measuring device that enables simple in-line measurement of the particle size even in a case of nano-sized particles during dispersion. Provided is a particle size measuring device which measures the particle size of particles that perform brownian motion in a dispersion medium.
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology

Diagnostic spectrally encoded endoscopy apparatuses and use with same

One or more spectrally encoded endoscopy (see) devices, systems, methods and storage mediums for characterizing, examining and/or diagnosing, and/or measuring viscosity of, a sample or object using speckle detection 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.
Canon Usa, Inc.

Preparation of fluid samples for laser induced breakdown spectroscopy and/or imaging analysis

A method of analyzing, preferably by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (libs), fluid samples (e.g. Liquids, solutions, melts or slurries) that contain soluble and insoluble components of various elemental, molecular and biological components using a pre-characterized, preferably non-magnetic, membrane or plurality of membranes each having different characteristics, such as different porosities.
Dover Photonics Llc

Contact lens inspection method and system

A method for determining the inversion state of a soft contact lens (1), comprising imaging a soft contact lens having a convex surface (2, 3) and a concave surface (3, 2), a lens center and a lens edge (5) surrounding said soft contact lens (1), the method comprising using an optical coherence tomography system to obtain at least one sectional image of at least a part of the contact lens (1) comprising the lens edge (5), determining a cross-sectional edge geometry of the contact lens (1) extending from the lens edge (5) towards the lens center of the contact lens in the sectional image, the cross-sectional edge geometry corresponding to the convex and concave surface boundaries of the contact lens (1) in the sectional image, selecting a parameter defining the cross-sectional edge geometry of the contact lens (1) imaged and comparing the parameter defining the cross-sectional edge geometry of the contact lens (1) with a predetermined parameter defining a cross-sectional edge geometry of a non-inverted contact lens to determine whether said contact lens (1) is inverted.. .
Novartis Ag

Measuring individual data of spectacles

An apparatus and a method for measuring individual data of spectacles arranged in a measurement position are disclosed. The spectacles have a left and/or a right spectacle lens.
Carl Zeiss Vision International Gmbh

A snapshot-type polarized hyperspectral camera and an imaging method

Disclosed are a snapshot-type polarized hyperspectral camera and an imaging method. The camera comprises polarizers (11), an image sensor (12), and a spectra filter (13).
Institute Of Remote Sensing And Digital Earth, Chinese Academy Of Sciences

Real time ultraviolet light reflectance imaging

A method of monitoring ultraviolet radiation reflectance is provided for activating an ultraviolet radiation reflectance digital sensor and display monitor; capturing ultraviolet radiation reflectance passing through a lens onto the digital senor; analyzing ultraviolet radiation reflectance against a preloaded and predetermined color palate; generating a video image; and outputting the video image to the display monitor. A device is also provided for an ultraviolet radiation reflectance monitoring application which receives data from an ultraviolet radiation sensitive digital imaging plate installed on the device; wherein the application processes data received from the digital imaging plate and generates an output image of ultraviolet radiation reflectance to a video monitor communicatively connected to the device..

Process for non-destructive testing using direct strain imaging

A process for non-destructive testing includes applying a photo-curable dye to a surface of an article, selectively curing an array of dots of the photo-curable dye on the surface, removing the photo-curable dye that has not been selectively cured, mechanically testing the article, and direct strain imaging the article during the mechanical testing based on the array of dots.. .
Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

Optical positioning sensor

A sensor is disclosed that provides measurements in multiple degrees of freedom without significantly increasing size, complexity, or cost. The sensor can include a light component in support of a first light source operable to direct a first beam of light, and a second light source operable to direct a second beam of light.
Rememdia Lc

Photonic imaging array

A multi-beam optical phased array on a single planar waveguide layer or a small number of planar waveguide layers enables building an optical sensor that performs much like a significantly larger telescope. Imaging systems use planar waveguides created using micro-lithographic techniques.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Device for collecting solar energy by means of a concentrator of the nonimaging type

The present invention concerns a device for collecting solar energy by means of a concentrator of the nonimaging type and a receiver for the transfer of energy by heat exchange with a fluid which operates, independently, a thermodynamic cycle for the exploitation of energy, said concentrator comprising an inlet area, an underlying outlet area and an inner space between said inlet area and said outlet area; said receiver being positioned under said concentrator and said inner space of the concentrator and said receiver being connected by said outlet area, characterized in that said inner space of the concentrator and said receiver are in fluid communication through said outlet area, a plurality of solid particles are present inside said receiver, and said device for collecting solar energy comprises means apt to take a part of said solid particles from said receiver and to put them from below inside said inner space of said concentrator, said solid particles subsequently returning, by gravity, into said receiver, passing through said outlet area.. .
Ez-energies Gmbh

Spatial molecular analysis of tissue

Various methods and devices for spatial molecular analysis from tissue is provided. For example, a method of spatially mapping a tissue sample is provided with a microarray having a plurality of wells, wherein adjacent wells are separated by a shearing surface; overlaying said microarray with a tissue sample; applying a deformable substrate to an upper surface of said tissue sample; applying a force to the deformable substrate, thereby forcing underlying tissue sample into the plurality of wells; shearing the tissue sample along the shearing surface into a plurality of tissue sample islands, with each unique tissue sample island positioned in a unique well; and imaging or quantifying said plurality of tissue sample islands, thereby generating a spatial map of said tissue sample.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Fluorescent compounds

Compounds used as labels with properties comparable to known fluorescent compounds. The compounds can be conjugated to proteins and nucleic acids for biological imaging and analysis.
Dynomics Gmbh

Vehicle and control method thereof

Disclosed are a vehicle and a control method thereof, and more particularly, a technique for imaging a pedestrian near a vehicle, acquiring location information of the pedestrian in real time, and outputting warning sounds in a direction in which the pedestrian is located on the basis of the acquired location information of the pedestrian. The vehicle includes an imaging device configured to capture an image of a pedestrian and acquire location information of the pedestrian, a controller configured to generate a control signal for outputting warning sounds in a direction in which the pedestrian is located based on the acquired location information of the pedestrian when the pedestrian is located within a predetermined distance from the vehicle, and a speaker array configured to output the warning sounds in the direction in which the pedestrian is located based on the generated control signal..
Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle and control method thereof

Disclosed are a vehicle and a control method thereof, and more particularly, a technique for acquiring location information of a pedestrian near a vehicle, predicting a movement path of the pedestrian, and outputting warning sounds in a direction toward where the pedestrian is moving. The vehicle includes an imaging device configured to capture an image of a pedestrian near the vehicle, a detection sensor configured to acquire location information of the pedestrian, a controller configured to predict a movement route of the pedestrian based on the acquired location information of the pedestrian and generate a control signal for outputting warning sounds in a direction toward where the pedestrian is moving based on the predicted movement route of the pedestrian; and a speaker array configured to output the warning sounds in the direction toward where the pedestrian is moving based on the generated control signal..
Hyundai Motor Company

Apparatus and methods for controlling attention of a robot

A method includes receiving, from an imaging device associated with a robotic apparatus, an image signal; identifying an object of interest that is represented in the image signal, wherein the object of interest is identified by the robotic apparatus using the image signal based on irradiation of the object of interest by an external agent; receiving, by the robotic apparatus from the external agent, a task indication that is representative of a task to be performed by the robotic apparatus. Responsive to receipt of the task indication, the method further includes saving a robotic context including information associating the task to be performed with the object of interest, and causing the robotic apparatus to perform the task with respect to the object of interest..
Gopro, Inc.

Centrifuge having onboard imaging system

A centrifuge (1) includes: a motor (4) having a rotor (3); an imaging system (2) torsionally connected to the rotor; a sample holder torsionally connected to the imaging system; and a light source (7) for illuminating the sample holder. The imaging system includes: a image sensor in optical communication with the sample holder; and a data link for transmitting image data.
Weatherford Technology Holding, Llc

Band transducer ultrasound therapy

Embodiments of a dermatological cosmetic treatment and/or imaging system and method can include use of transducer to create a linear thermal treatment zone at a focal depth to form a band shaped treatment area. The system can include one or more ultrasound transducers, a cylindrical transduction element, an imaging element, a hand wand, a removable transducer module, a control module, and/or graphical user interface.
Ulthera, Inc.

Ion beam extraction apparatus and use thereof

The invention comprises an apparatus and method of use thereof for extracting ions from an ion source, such as for use in cancer treatment or tomographic imaging. The extraction apparatus uses a triode extraction system, with the ion source and/or first electrode held at a first potential; an extraction electrode held at a second potential; and a gating electrode, positioned between the ion source and the extraction electrode, oscillating and/or alternating between a first suppression potential proximate that of the ion source potential and a second extraction potential between the ion source potential and the extraction electrode potential.

Radiotherapy dose distribution measurement

A method for measurement of dose distribution in a radiotherapy apparatus includes providing a detector holder situated at least partially within a tank, the detector holder comprising a radio-opaque marker and a visual reference point, the marker and the reference point being separated and in a fixed spatial relationship to each other; locating the tank within a bore of the radiotherapy apparatus; rotating a gantry and monitoring the position of the detector holder with an imaging apparatus; vertically displacing the detector holder until the reference point is positioned at a desired level, and adding liquid to or removing liquid from the tank until the surface of the liquid is level with the reference point. Features of the detector holder and tank are also described..
Elekta Ab (publ)

Scaffold for skin tissue engineering and a synthesizing thereof

The embodiments herein disclose a method of fabricating composite scaffolds for skin tissue regeneration. The methacrylated hyaluronic acid (hama) and methacrylated gelatin (gelma) are synthesized.

Tin sulfide quantum dots for in vivo near infrared imaging

An aqueous approach to synthesize capped sns quantum dots (qds) followed by optional capping molecule extension by attaching one or more extending molecules to the capping molecule via peptide bond formation at elevated temperature. The capped sns qds may have a capping molecule:sn:s molar ratio of 16:3:1 to 16:12:1.
Drexel University

Magnetic particles for use in magnetic resonance imaging thermometry

The present invention provides doped ferrite particles or metallic compounds or alloys, which can be used as temperature-dependent sensors in magnetic resonance imaging. In certain embodiments, these particles have a curie temperature near that of living animals, allowing one to obtain spatial maps of temperature useful for thermal medical procedures or diagnostics.
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

Quantum dots for diagnostic imaging

Methods for detecting disease in a patient are disclosed. The methods involve administering to the patient a quantum dot-analyte conjugate, which includes an analyte that binds to a marker for the disease in the patient's gastrointestinal tract.
Nanoco Technologies, Ltd.

Thrombus imaging aptamers and methods of using same

Provided herein are imaging agents, antidotes to the imaging agents and methods of using the same to image a thrombus or blood clot or thrombin including sites of thrombin accumulation and to diagnose and treat thrombosis. The imaging agents include an aptamer capable of binding the thrombus or thrombin in particular linked to a reporter moiety.
Duke University

Methods and compositions for bowel cleansing before a medical procedure

Described are kits, food compositions and methods for cleaning the bowel, e.g., in preparation for a medical procedure, e.g., a diagnostic or treatment procedure, such as an endoscopic or surgical procedure, or radiologic imaging such as ct colography.. .
The General Hospital Corporation

Positioning system for an imaging device

A positioning system for an imaging device, in particular a mr imaging device to position an insertion element on or in the body of a subject, in particular an animal, wherein the imaging device comprises a bore, in which the subject is received, wherein the positioning system comprises a robot which can be at least partially arranged in the bore of the imaging device and comprises a holding element to hold the insertion element; wherein the robot further comprises at least one actuator acting on the holding element, such that an end portion of the insertion element is movable, wherein said at least one actuator is arranged with a distance d from the bore to minimize magnetic and/or electromagnetic interferences between the imaging device and the at least one actuator and said first actuator is coupled to the holding element in a form-fit- and/or a force-fit-manner.. .
Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Wissenschaften E.v.

Radiopaque procedure site marker and intraoperative medical imaging

An apparatus and method that provide an improved method of marking a patient requiring an endourologic procedure such as an ureteroscopy are disclosed. The apparatus is an adhesively-backed sheet with a radiopaque marking symbol designed to eliminate risk of a wrong site surgery by creating a visible, unambiguous marking symbol on an intraoperative medical image.
Target Tape Inc.

Methods and systems for optimizing perivascular neuromodulation therapy using computational fluid dynamics

Methods and systems for optimizing perivascular neuromodulation therapy using computational fluid dynamics. Digital data regarding three-dimensional imaging of a target blood vessel and corresponding hemodynamic data are inputs to generating a computational fluid dynamics (cfd) model.
Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.

Tgc controls for an ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system

The tgc slide switches which provide the tgc control of an ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system have leds mounted on the sliders of the slide switches so that the switches can be easily visualized in a darkened room. The light emitted by the led of a switch is changed to an indicative color or brightness when the slider of the switch is set in its default position for the application of a nominal gain to echo signals received from a given depth..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Ultrasound imaging apparatus

An ultrasound imaging apparatus (16) is disclosed for providing two-dimensional ultrasound images of a patient. The ultrasound imaging apparatus comprises an input interface (18) for receiving three-dimensional ultrasound data of a volume of the patient from an ultrasound acquisition unit as a continuous data stream and a motion detection unit (22) for determining a motion of an object in the three-dimensional ultrasound data and a direction of the motion in the three-dimensional ultrasound data.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Systems and methods for controlling visualization of ultrasound image data

The present embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for controlling visualization of ultrasound image data. The systems can be configured to display a live ultrasound image feed on a touchscreen and receive input via the touchscreen to adjust imaging parameters of the live ultrasound image feed, with the input having continuous contact with the touchscreen.
Clarius Mobile Health Corp.

Image guided catheters and methods of use

An interventional medical device is provided that incorporates a forward-directed ultrasound or optical coherence tomography imaging system that is replaceable depending on how close the device is to the target site for a given medical procedure, the device and system integrated into a single minimally invasive device comprising a first probe housing, needle guide assembly and sheath, a sleeve lock for closing a normally open needle channel of a needle guide of the first distal assembly and a second probe and cable housing assembly locked to the first distal probe housing, needle guide assembly and sheath by a locking tab. The probe and cable housing assembly may comprise a linear phased ultrasound array and an accelerometer for orienting an image produced by the device with the gravitational field of the earth.
Perceptive Navigation, Llc

Operation device, control method, and x-ray imaging unit

An operation device (200) for wirelessly operating an x-ray imaging device (1) is held in a removable manner in a holder (100) included in the x-ray imaging device (1). The operation device (200) includes a control unit (211) that provides a notification when detecting that a predetermined condition is satisfied while the operation device (200) remains removed from the holder (100).
Omron Corporation

Radiation emitting device, controlling radiation emitting device, and program

Provided are a radiation emitting device forming a radiography apparatus, a method for controlling the radiation emitting device, and a program which can reduce power consumption. A radiation emitting device includes a radiation source, a collimator that sets a radiation field region, imaging unit for capturing an image of an imaging target, a display unit that displays the image captured by the imaging unit, an exposure switch, and a control unit that issues a collimator driving command to direct the collimator to set the radiation field region determined from the captured image to the collimator in a case in which the exposure switch is operated..
Fujifilm Corporation

Automatic exposure control system for a digital x-ray imaging device and method thereof

The invention provides an automatic exposure control method for a digital x-ray imaging device. The automatic exposure control method for a digital x-ray imaging device includes the following the steps.
Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.o.c.

Selecting slice configuration of medical imaging apparatus

A method of selecting a slice configuration of a medical imaging apparatus is provided. The method includes: picking out two or more candidate slice configurations from available slice configurations of the medical imaging apparatus; determining a scan dose corresponding to each of the two or more candidate slice configurations; and selecting a candidate slice configuration corresponding to a minimum scan dose as a target slice configuration, where the target slice configuration is used for a current scan protocol..
Shenyang Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd.

Receiving device and x-ray imaging apparatus having the same

There are provided a receiving device in which detectors of different sizes can be stably accommodated and an x-ray imaging apparatus having the same. A receiving device having a receiving unit in which a first detecting device is accommodated, the receiving device including a fixer provided in the receiving unit and into which a part of a surface of the first detecting device is inserted in order to prevent movement of the first detecting device, and a guide disposed at an inner side surface of the receiving unit and including a detector support having a side that is connected to a rotating shaft to be rotatable and configured to support at least one surface of the first detecting device and at least one surface of a second detecting device having a different size from the first detecting device..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Radiographic imaging apparatus

A radiographic imaging apparatus comprises: a leg unit that is capable of traveling on an apparatus-placement surface by a wheel unit; a body unit that is held on the leg unit; an arm unit that is connected to the body unit and is capable of protruding upward from the body unit; and a radiation source that is mounted on the arm unit, wherein the arm unit includes a body-side part that is capable of extending and retracting in a direction of the protruding of the arm unit and is connected to the body unit, and a radiation source-side part on which the radiation source is mounted, the radiation source-side part is connected to a distal end side of the body-side part so as to be revolvable in a direction where an angle between the radiation source-side part and the body-side part changes, and revolution regulating unit.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

System and method to maintain engagement of gears for x-ray imaging system

An x-ray imaging system includes a gantry, rotatable about an axis of rotation, a radiation source mounted on the gantry and configured to emit radiation, and one or more detectors configured to detect the emitted radiation. The gantry includes a gear assembly coupled to a motor to enable rotation of the gantry, wherein the gear assembly comprises a gantry gear.
General Electric Company

Guiding system for positioning a patient for medical imaging

The present invention relates to positioning guidance for image acquisition. In order to facilitate positioning of a patient for medical image acquisition, a guiding system (14) is provided.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Respiratory motion estimation in projection domain in nuclear medical imaging

In nuclear medical imaging, respiratory motion is corrected. Rather than pairwise estimation of motion from projection views, a sequence-based technique is used to jointly estimate parameters for a motion model across many projection views.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Needles for use with system for guiding a medical instrument

A guidance system for assisting with the insertion of a needle into a patient body is disclosed. The guidance system utilizes ultrasound imaging or other suitable imaging technology.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Medical hyperspectral imaging for evaluation of tissue and tumor

Apparatus and methods for hyperspectral imaging analysis that assists in real and near-real time assessment of biological tissue condition, viability, and type, and monitoring the above overtime. Embodiments of the invention are particularly useful in surgery, clinical procedures, tissue assessment, diagnostic procedures, health monitoring, and medical evaluations, especially in the detection and treatment of cancer..
Hypermed Imaging, Inc.

Improvements related to ultrasound imaging

The present invention relates to ultrasound imaging, and in particular to a device for imaging bodily tissue under load. The device has a platform (10), for at least partially supporting a part of the body (2), at least one ultrasound device (20) for imaging of the part of the body (2) in contact with the platform (10), and means (32) for measuring the pressure exerted on the platform (10)..
Staffordshire University

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit and a signal processing unit. The imaging unit generates a first image signal on the basis of visible light from an object and generates a second image signal on the basis of excitation light and fluorescence from the object.
Olympus Corporation

Insert imaging device for surgical procedures

Insertable imaging devices, and methods of use thereof in minimally invasive medical procedures, are described. In some embodiments, insertable imaging devices are described that can be introduced and removed from an access port without disturbing or risking damage to internal tissue.
Synaptive Medical (barbados) Inc

Method and provision of preparatory information for magnetic resonance imaging

In a method and apparatus for provision of preparatory information for preparation of magnetic resonance imaging of an examination object, the examination object is supported on a patient support of the magnetic resonance apparatus, a depth map of the examination object supported on the patient support is acquired by a time-of-flight camera, preparatory information for the preparation of the magnetic resonance imaging is generated in a computer using the acquired depth map, and the preparatory information are provided from the computer.. .
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Ophthalmic imaging apparatus and control method thereof

Provided is a system includes: an image forming portion 161, which forms an image related to the imaging of the eye to be inspected e, based on return light of measuring light from the eye to be inspected e; a display control portion 162 which performs control to display the image formed by the image forming portion 161 on a display portion 180; and an area setting portion 163, which sets one of imaging areas, a first imaging area, which is a specified rectangular area, and a second imaging area, which is narrower than the specified rectangular area and includes a curved part based on a maximum imageable area determined based on the focus adjustment performed by the focus adjusting unit 134, as an imaging area of the eye to be inspected e, according to the maximum imageable area.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

High temporal resolution doppler oct imaging of retinal blood flow

Techniques are introduced to improve the ability of oct to determine more accurately the nature of the flow of fluids in the eye, including faster measurements of the flow and a method to reduce geometric uncertainties due to eye movements.. .
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

Improved objective phoropter

An objective phoropter utilizing an illuminated keratometric object projecting its illumination onto the subject's cornea, and imaging the reflection therefrom in an imaging camera. Image processing of these images is used to improve the focusing and centering of the cornea subject's eyes.
Visionix Ltd.

Ophthalmic image display device and ophthalmic imaging device

An ophthalmic image display device having, a display controller that displays a b mode image, a blood vessel enhanced image representing a same cross section as the b mode image, and one or more front images individually formed based on a three dimensional data set acquired by performing optical coherence tomography on a subject's eye in a predetermined layout. Further, the display controller displays a cross section position indicator that indicates a position of a cross section of the b mode image over at least one of the one or more front images.
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon

Molecular chemical imaging endoscopic imaging systems

Medical imaging systems for use in conjunction with an endoscope are described. Generally, the medical imaging system includes an illumination source configured to generate illuminating photons.
Chemimage Corporation

Medical observation device and medical observation method

To suppress sudden changes in brightness due to a disturbance in a captured image, provided is a medical observation device, including: an acquisition section that acquires a sensing result of a brightness of an image of a subject in a living organism; and a control section that decides, according to a first interval in which the brightness sensing result indicates a value inside a certain range, a second interval in which to maintain an exposure of an imaging section at an exposure corresponding to a value included in the range.. .
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

Scanning endoscope system

Provided is a scanning endoscope system including: an illumination-light emitting portion that is inserted into a body of a patient and that emits illumination light emitted from a light-source portion toward an imaging subject in the body in a spot-like manner; a light scanner that scans the illumination light on the imaging subject; and a light detector that is disposed at a body surface of the patient, and that detects reflected light coming from the scanning position in the imaging subject, at which the illumination light is scanned by the light scanner.. .
Olympus Corporation

Electronic adaptor for stereoscopic field of view through a port

An adaptor associated with a stereoscopic field of view through a port. The adaptor includes a housing, frame, and cables.
Aferzon Medical, Llc

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Mediso Medical Imaging Systems Kft.

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Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

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Sony Corporation

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X-ray inspection system

An x-ray inspection system that can simply and automatically perform aging without separately preparing a shutter moving member including a dedicated motor or a guide member for aging is provided. When power is supplied, a stage moves in x and y directions by activating a stage moving mechanism, and an x-ray source stops at an aging position below an x-ray shielding plate disposed beside a support plate on the stage.
Shimadzu Corporation

Systems and methods for directional loudspeaker control with facial detection

Systems and methods are proposed for adjusting the coverage pattern of a directional loudspeaker array. The methods may comprise adjusting a coverage pattern of a loudspeaker array based on a distribution of audience members.
Harman International Industries, Incorporated

Moving image compression device, moving image decoding device, image compression device, image decoding device, imaging device, and non-transitory medium storage program

A moving image compression device has an obtaining unit, an image conversion unit, and a compression processing unit. The obtaining unit obtains a raw moving image having plural frames associated in an order of imaging, the frames having pixels of three different color components which are disposed periodically according to a color array with two rows and two columns.
Nikon Corporation

Folded parallel-light-channel based stereo imaging system with disparity and convergence angle control

A stereo imaging system having convergence angle and disparity control includes a pair of pivoting folded-parallel-light-channel (fplc) units arranged to provide a virtual left side view and a virtual right side view of a scene. Each fplc unit includes a fixed lens unit adapted to focus reflected light comprising an image of a scene to an image sensor and a laterally translatable light-redirecting unit comprising a reflector adapted to define a parallel image reflection path to the fixed lens unit via a collimated light beam comprising substantially parallel light beams.
Amchael Visual Technology Corporation

Depth based modification of captured images

An imaging system processes images of a plurality of objects which have been captured by an image capture device for display. Normal processing of the images is modified as either a function of a depth corresponding to one or more of the plurality of objects appearing in the captured images relative to the image capture device or as a function of the depth and one or more image characteristics extracted from the captured images.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and signal processing method

A plurality of adjacent pixels is provided adjacently in a plurality of directions to a first pixel. A direction with a highest correlation is derived from signals of the plurality of pixels, and the direction with the highest correlation is reflected to interpolation processing to be performed on the signal of first pixel..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus and distance measuring apparatus using the same

An imaging apparatus in an embodiment includes lens optical systems each including a lens whose surface closest to the target object is shaped to be convex toward the target object, imaging regions which respectively face the lens optical systems and output a photoelectrically converted signal corresponding to an amount of light transmitting the lens optical systems and received by the imaging regions, and a light-transmissive cover which covers an exposed portion of the lens of each of the lens optical systems and a portion between the lens of one of the lens optical systems and the lens of another one of the lens optical systems adjacent to the one of the lens optical systems, the cover having a curved portion which is convex toward the target object. The optical axes of the lens optical systems are parallel to each other..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Display system utilizing vehicle and trailer dynamics

A vehicle and trailer display system is disclosed. The display system includes a plurality of imaging devices disposed on the vehicle, each having a field of view.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

There is provided a solid-state imaging device including an imaging unit including a plurality of image sensors, and an analog to digital (ad) conversion unit including a plurality of ad converters arranged in a row direction, each ad converter performing ad conversion of an electrical signal output by the image sensor. Each of the ad converters includes a comparator having a differential pair at an input stage, the differential pair including a first transistor and a second transistor, the first and second transistors are each divided into an equal number of a plurality of division transistors, and an arrangement pattern of the plurality of division transistors constituting the comparator in a predetermined column and an arrangement pattern of the plurality of division transistors constituting the comparator in an adjacent column adjacent to the predetermined column are different from each other..
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device, electronic apparatus, and ad converter

The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel section having a plurality of pixels, a comparator for comparing a pixel signal outputted from the pixels with a reference signal, and a counter for counting the time of comparison made by the comparator. The comparator includes a first amplifier for comparing the pixel signal with the reference signal, a second amplifier that has a first transistor and amplifies an output signal of the first amplifier, and a second transistor having the same polarity as the first transistor.

Solid-state imaging device, electronic apparatus, and ad converter

The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel section having a plurality of pixels, a comparator for comparing a pixel signal outputted from the pixels with a reference signal, and a counter for counting the time of comparison made by the comparator. The comparator includes a first amplifier for comparing the pixel signal with the reference signal, a second amplifier that has a first transistor and amplifies an output signal of the first amplifier, and a second transistor having the same polarity as the first transistor.

Thermal imaging system

A portable signaling device includes an infrared (ir) emitter held by housing that emits pulses of ir radiation. Processors are operably connected to the ir emitter and sensors monitor the operations of the wearer which receive data parameters from the sensors allowing the processors to generate a status message based on the data parameters that are received.
Scott Technologies, Inc.

Apparatus, system and modifying an image sensor to achieve hyperspectral imaging in low light

A method of modifying a stock image sensor to achieve hyperspectral imaging capability in low light. This method may including steps of disassembling a stock cmos image sensor; removing one or more ir filters disposed above a photodector array; adjusting a white balance profile to change the output from the image sensor; recalibrating the position of the photodetector array; and incorporating the image sensor into a night visions device (nvd) with a more appropriate or rugged housing..

Imaging apparatus and display control self-portrait photography

A display controller includes circuitry configured to cause a display device to display self-portrait photographing information in response to receiving an indication that the display device and an imaging unit are in a predetermined positional relationship.. .
Sony Corporation

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

Provided are an image processing device, an imaging device, an image processing method, and an image processing program which can instantly switch display between a chromatic image indicating an in-focus state and an achromatic image indicating an out-of-focus state. A control unit performs control such that a chromatic split image, which is obtained by giving a chromatic color included in a normal image to an achromatic split image, is displayed in a case in which the result of comparison between an output value of a first image signal and an output value of a second image signal is less than a threshold value.
Fujifilm Corporation

Uav panoramic imaging

A method for generating panoramic aerial images includes controlling a carrier to rotate an image capturing device by a predetermined angle of rotation around a first axis of the carrier. The image capturing device is coupled to an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) via the carrier and the carrier is configured to permit the image capturing device to rotate around at least the first axis and a second axis.
Sz Dji Osmo Technology Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus, image processing apparatus and image processing method

An imaging apparatus includes: an image generation section that generates at least one of a first captured image having a predetermined size and a second captured image having an aspect ratio different from that of the first captured image; a recording control section that, when an instruction operation to record the generated captured image is received, records the generated captured image based on the instruction operation; and a display control section that, when a captured image to be displayed at the time of displaying the recorded captured image on a display section is the second captured image, displays the second captured image and an enlarged image of a specific region in the second captured image are displayed on the display section in a correlated manner.. .
Sony Corporation

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

[solution] provided is an information processing device including an adjustment instruction specification unit configured to specify an instruction regarding adjustment by extracting or arranging elements of the adjustment in accordance with a level of priority of each of the elements for shifting current installation states of a plurality of imaging devices toward appropriate installation states of the plurality of imaging devices.. .

Wdr imaging with led flicker mitigation

A method of wdr imaging. Exposure times (ets) are set for first and second frames for an image sensor to avoid second frame saturating by setting a second et>1/a pwm frequency applied to an led illuminating a scene to generate second longer et pixel data (pd).
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Imaging apparatuses and enclosures

An enclosure having: a base face that is opaque or translucent to human eyes viewing from outside of the enclosure and transparent to infrared radiation; and at least two flat, orthogonal mounting faces configured to be overlaid respectively on at least two surfaces of walls and ceiling of a room. A thermal imaging apparatus configured to image based on infrared radiation and mounted within the enclosure with a predetermined orientation relative to the base face to have a designed imaging direction with respect to the room when the enclosure is mounted in the room to have the at least two orthogonal mounting faces overlaid respectively on the at least two surfaces..
Mp High Tech Solutions Pty Ltd

All digital multi-channel rf transmitter for paralel magnetic resonance imaging with ssb modulation

In the present invention, an all digital, multi channel rf transmitter is utilized for a parallel magnetic resonance imaging (mri) device, mri signal generation, modulation and amplification are employed entirely digitally in the proposed rf transmitter, which enables each transmit channel to be easily and individually reconfigured in both amplitude and phase. Individual channel control ensures a homogeneous magnetic field in the multi channel rf coil in mri besides the homogeneous magnetic field generation, multi-frequency mri signal generation is made easy by the present invention with very high frequency resolution.
Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

Imaging device

An imaging device which does not include a color filter and does not need arithmetic processing using an external processing circuit is provided. A first circuit includes a first photoelectric conversion element, a first transistor, and a second transistor; a second circuit includes a second photoelectric conversion element, a third transistor, and a fourth transistor; a third circuit includes a fifth transistor, a sixth transistor, a seventh transistor, and a second capacitor; the spectroscopic element is provided over the first photoelectric conversion element or the second photoelectric conversion element; and the first circuit and the second circuit is connected to the third circuit through a first capacitor..
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Organic photoelectric conversion element, optical area sensor, imaging device, and imaging apparatus

An organic photoelectric conversion element includes an anode, a cathode, and a photoelectric conversion portion between the anode and the cathode. The photoelectric conversion portion includes a first organic compound layer containing an organic compound.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device and method of making a solid-state imaging device are described herein. By way of example, the solid-state imaging device includes a first wiring layer formed on a sensor substrate and a second wiring layer formed on a circuit substrate.
Sony Corporation

Image rendering apparatus and method

A medical image rendering apparatus comprises processing circuitry configured to: display a first image rendered from a volumetric imaging data set, wherein the first image comprises a plurality of pixels; receive a changed value for a parameter associated with a volumetric region of the volumetric imaging data set; obtain a subset of the plurality of pixels, the subset comprising pixels corresponding to rays that intersect the volumetric region of the volumetric imaging data set; re-render each pixel of the subset of pixels by casting a respective ray into the volumetric imaging data set using the changed value for the parameter; and generate a second image in which pixels of the first image that are not part of the subset of pixels are retained, and pixels of the first image that are part of the subset of pixels are replaced by the re-rendered pixels.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Method for analyzing biological specimens by spectral imaging

A method for registering a visual image and a spectral image of a biological sample includes aligning a first set of coordinate positions of a plurality of reticles on a slide holder and a second set of coordinate positions of the plurality of reticles on the slide holder. The method further includes generating a registered image of a visual image of a biological sample and a spectral image of the biological sample based upon the alignment of the first and second set of coordinate positions..
Cireca Theranostics, Llc

Information processing device and information processing method

The disclosure relates to an information process device and an information processing method. The information processing device according to an embodiment includes a processing circuitry configured to acquire a depth image and information on an imaging characteristic of an image acquisition apparatus captured the depth image; determine, based on the information, an optimization model for processing the depth image; and process the depth image based on the optimization model..
Sony Corporation

Store shelf imaging system and method using a vertical lidar

This disclosure provides a retail environment robotic system including a vertically oriented/scanning lidar (light detection and ranging) unit mounted to a mobile base which travels along the aisles of a retail environment such as a store. According to an exemplary embodiment, the lidar unit vertically scans product display units along the aisles to generate a depth map associated with detected objects which is further processed to detect missing products, product/shelving tags, shelves, etc..
Conduent Business Services, Llc

Method, computer and imaging determining an imaging parameter for an imaging procedure

In a method and computer for determining an imaging parameter for an imaging procedure, a patient-specific imaging value for imaging an image data set is provided to a computer. An imaging parameter is determined in the computer by applying a trained imaging rule to the patient-specific imaging value.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Store shelf imaging system and method

A store profile generation system includes a mobile base and an image capture assembly mounted on the base. The assembly includes at least one image capture device for acquiring images of product display units in a retail environment.
Conduent Business Services, Llc

Radiographic imaging system and radiographic imaging method

A radiographic imaging system and imaging method that improves image quality of a combined image including a defective region caused by a structural object of a radiation detection apparatus are provided. The radiographic imaging system, which includes a plurality of radiation detection apparatuses that detect radiation and a combining processing unit that combines a plurality of radiographic images acquired from the plurality of radiation detection apparatuses to generate a combined image, corrects a pixel value of a correction target pixel of a region in which a structural object of a radiation detection apparatus is included in the combined image using a pixel value of a pixel in a range predetermined with reference to the correction target pixel of a region in which the structural object is not included in the combined image..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Ray casting visualization multi-user interaction processing method based on hadoop and cuda

The present invention relates to the technical field of visualization in scientific computing, and specifically discloses a ray casting visualization multi-user interaction processing method based on hadoop and cuda. On one hand, the method of the present invention employs the parallel processing capability of hadoop, mapreduce, and nvidia cuda for accelerated rendering, and, on the other hand, the present invention designs a method to avoid duplicate computation for a multi-user interaction environment, thereby reducing the time consumption of duplicate computation.
Shandong University Of Science And Technology

Store shelf imaging system and method

A store profile generation system includes a mobile base and an image capture assembly mounted on the base. The assembly includes at least one image capture device for acquiring images of product display units in a retail environment.
Conduent Business Services, Llc

Diagnostic deep learning models configured for semiconductor applications

Methods and systems for performing diagnostic functions for a deep learning model are provided. One system includes one or more components executed by one or more computer subsystems.
Kla-tencor Corporation

Information processing system and information processing method

An information processing apparatus for processing an image includes circuitry unit and a communication interface. The circuitry acquires identification information to identify a set of one or more objects to be imaged by an imaging device according to a predetermined imaging sequence.

Road marking recognition device

A road marking recognition device recognizes a road marking from an image acquired by imaging a road surface of a road on which a vehicle is traveling. The road marking recognition device includes: a storage unit configured to store a plurality of templates each of which corresponds to a corresponding one of plurality of feature portions of a road marking as a recognition target and between which a relative positional relationship is known; and a recognition unit configured to detect a second feature portion corresponding to a second template among the plurality of templates when the first feature portion is detected from the image..
National University Corporation Tokyo University Of Agriculture And Technology

Microform word search method and apparatus

A digital imaging system and method for searching for expressions that appear on a microform medium, the system having a computer including a processor and an input device, and a digital microform imaging apparatus having an area sensor generating a digital microform image of the microform medium. The computer is configured to receive a search expression from the input device, create an expression template representing a shape of the search expression, and search the digital microform image for instances of the expression template..
E-image Data Corporation

Human body detection apparatus, control human body detection apparatus

When detecting object areas, it is possible to appropriately evaluate each detection area regardless of the overlapping relationship and positional relationship between detection areas. A human body detection apparatus obtains an image captured by an imaging unit, detects, as detection areas, predetermined object areas from the captured image, and evaluates an evaluation target detection area by comparing, among the detection areas, the evaluation target detection area and other detection areas..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Hyperspectral imaging system for monitoring agricultural products during processing and manufacturing

Provided is a method for monitoring a manufacturing process of an agricultural product. The method utilizes hyperspectral imaging and comprises scanning at least one region along a sample of agricultural product using at least one light source of a single or different wavelengths; generating hyperspectral images from the at least one region; determining a spectral fingerprint for the sample of agricultural product from the hyperspectral images; and comparing the spectral fingerprint so obtained to a spectral fingerprint database containing a plurality of fingerprints obtained at various points of the manufacturing process, using a computer processor, to determine which point in the manufacturing process the sample has progressed to..
Altria Client Services Llc

System and generating a representation of variations in elevation of friction ridges in a friction ridge pattern

A representation of variations in elevation of friction ridges in a friction ridge pattern of a subject may be generated. A sequence of images captured over a time period may be obtained.
Identification International, Inc.

Method for phase retrieval to reduce a sampling requirement when imaging a dynamic process

A method for retrieving phase information in a coherent diffraction imaging process includes acquiring a plurality of 3d data sets, each 3d data set corresponding to one of a plurality of time states, and reconstructing a 3d image of the object at a given time state using the 3d data set from all of the time states. Each 3d data set is acquired by: illuminating an object positioned in a first position with a coherent beam; measuring a first 2d diffraction pattern using an area detector; rotating the object around a tilt axis thereof to a second position that is different from the first position; re-illuminating the object positioned in the second position with the coherent beam; re-measuring a second 2d diffraction pattern using the area detector; and repeating the rotating, re-illuminating and re-measuring steps such that each 3d data set includes a predetermined number of diffraction patterns..
Uchicago Argonne, Llc

Digital holographic imaging apparatus and illumination apparatus

Provided is a digital holographic imaging apparatus, comprising: an illumination portion (10) having an illumination light emission surface (32i) for emitting coherent light of a specific wavelength as illumination light toward an object (1) side relative to the illumination light emission surface (32i), and a reference light emission surface (32r) for emitting the coherent light, as reference light, in a direction opposite to the illumination light; and an image sensor (50) located on the reference light emission surface (32r) side of the illumination portion (10) and imaging an interference pattern between object light having been modulated by the object (1) and passed through the illumination portion (10) and the reference light of the illumination light, the image sensor (50) having a pixel array (51) comprising two-dimensionally aligned pixels.. .
Olympus Corporation

Document holder for mobile device

Disclosed is a document holder assembly for attachment to a mobile device or its enclosure. The document holder assembly has an imaging position in which the document is positioned in the line of sight of the device camera, and a folded position in which the assembly is conveniently stored close to the attachment face.

Imaging apparatus and mount adapter

A body of an imaging apparatus comprises a mount section on which an interchangeable lens and a mount adapter can be mounted. A contact unit is movable in the direction of the optical axis by a moving mechanical unit and has a first contact portion composed of a plurality of contact terminals.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Compressive imaging using structured illumination

A plurality of lighting elements is configured to selectively illuminate a scene during a plurality of time intervals. The plurality of lighting elements forms a different illumination pattern in each of the plurality of time intervals.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.