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 Control device, control method, and program patent thumbnailControl device, control method, and program
There is provided a control device, a control method, and a program through which it is possible to implement a more suitable imaging environment even under a situation in which auxiliary light is emitted from a plurality of light sources, the control device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a light emission state of a first light source; and a control unit configured to control an operation of light emission of a second light source that is different from the first light source according to the acquired light emission state of the first light source.. .
Sony Corporation


 Image encoding apparatus, method and imaging apparatus patent thumbnailImage encoding apparatus, method and imaging apparatus
The present invention can generate lines whose spatial correlation is high from a bayer array imaging element, and can raise the coding efficiency of a captured image thereby. A read out controller reads two lines of pixel data from the bayer array imaging element, generates two new lines by sorting, in accordance with a rule set in advance, pixel data included in the two lines that are read out, and outputs the result; a first encoder that inputs and encodes one of the two new lines obtained by the read out controller; and a second encoder that inputs and encodes the other of the two new lines obtained by the read out controller.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Determination method and determination apparatus patent thumbnailDetermination method and determination apparatus
An image processing apparatus includes an acquiring unit and a determining unit. For example, the acquiring unit acquires an imaging image captured by a camera mounted on a vehicle and registers the acquired imaging image in drive recorder information.
Fujitsu Limited


 Calibration of hybrid auto focus (af) imaging systems patent thumbnailCalibration of hybrid auto focus (af) imaging systems
Methods and apparatuses for calibration of hybrid auto focus (af) imaging systems are disclosed. In one aspect, a method is operable by an imaging device including a hybrid auto focus (af) system comprising a lens.
Qualcomm Incorporated


 Night vision imagining system acuity verification test fixture patent thumbnailNight vision imagining system acuity verification test fixture
Method and apparatus for testing visual acuity of a night vision imaging system using a visual target. A fixture arranges a mirror a first distance from the night vision imaging system and arranges the visual target a second distance from the mirror.
The Boeing Company


 Stereoscopic video imaging display system and a stereo slide or stereo slide print patent thumbnailStereoscopic video imaging display system and a stereo slide or stereo slide print
A stereoscopic imaging display. A virtual field-of-view frame or reference window is set in a field of view of a stereo camera.

 Stereoscopic video imaging display system having a predetermined width of a viewing field angle patent thumbnailStereoscopic video imaging display system having a predetermined width of a viewing field angle
A stereoscopic video imaging display. A virtual field-of-view frame or reference window is set in a field of view of a stereo camera.

 Depth measurement techniques for a multi-aperture imaging system patent thumbnailDepth measurement techniques for a multi-aperture imaging system
A multi-aperture imaging system determines depth map information. A series of image frames of a scene are captured.
Dual Aperture International Co. Ltd.


 Imaging system for fuel tank analysis patent thumbnailImaging system for fuel tank analysis
A method can include illuminating an interior of a fuel tank with one or more light pulses, and receiving reflected returns of the one or more light pulses at a light sensor array. The method can further include producing, by a processing device, three-dimensional image data of the interior of the fuel tank based on the received reflected returns, producing, by the processing device, a fuel measurement value representing an amount of fuel contained in the fuel tank based on the three-dimensional image data, and outputting, by the processing device, an indication of the fuel measurement value..
Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.


 Device for and  corneal imaging patent thumbnailDevice for and corneal imaging
A device for corneal imaging is disclosed. The device comprises a first camera and processing means.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


Solid state image sensor and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid state image sensor and an electronic apparatus capable of performing a gain transition at high speed. A ramp generation circuit includes sample hold circuits and ramp generation dacs, the number of which depends on kinds of required gains (for example, two kinds, i.e.
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device, producing solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus

A solid state imaging device has: a photosensitive part containing a plurality of charge transfer parts that transfer, in column units, the signal charges of a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements disposed in a matrix; a conversion/output unit that converts, to an electrical signal, the signal charges forwarded by the charge transfer parts; a peripheral circuit part that performs a predetermined process with respect to the electrical signals from the conversion/output part; a relay part that relays the forwarding to the peripheral circuit part of the electrical signal from the conversion/output part; a first substrate where a photosensitive part and the conversion/output part are formed; and a second substrate where the peripheral circuit part is formed. The first and second substrates are stacked together, and the relay part electrically connects the conversion/output part formed at the first substrate to the peripheral circuit part formed at the second substrate..
Brillnics Inc.

Methods and true high dynamic range (thdr) time-delay-and-integrate (tdi) imaging

In time-delay-and-integrate (tdi) imaging, a charge-couple device (ccd) integrates and transfers charge across its columns. Unfortunately, the limited well depth of the ccd limits the dynamic range of the resulting image.

Imaging device, imaging method, and image processing program

The imaging device includes a multiple-property lens that includes a first area having a first property and a second area having a second property different from the first property, an image sensor in which a first light receiving element 25a and a second light receiving element 25b having a different opening size of a light receiving section from the first light receiving element 25a are two-dimensionally arranged, and a crosstalk removal processing unit that removes a crosstalk component from each of a first crosstalk image acquired from the first light receiving element 25a of the image sensor and a second crosstalk image acquired from the second light receiving element to generate a first image and a second image respectively having the first property and the second property of the multiple-property lens.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging device and control method therefor

The type of lens attached to the lens attaching portion is determined. In a case of the multiple-property lens being attached to the lens attaching portion, a plurality of images corresponding to the plurality of areas is generated.
Fujifilm Corporation

Solid state imaging apparatus, signal reading method, and electronic apparatus

There is provided a solid state imaging apparatus including a pixel array in which a plurality of unit pixels are arranged two-dimensionally. Each pixel includes a photoelectric conversion element, a transfer transistor which transfers a charge accumulated in the photoelectric conversion element to floating diffusion, a reset transistor which resets the charge of the floating diffusion, and an output transistor which outputs the charge of the floating diffusion.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Method and system for output of dual video stream via a single parallel digital video interface

A method of operating a video camera includes capturing a scene of imaging data using the video camera, wherein the imaging data is characterized by a first bit depth and processing the imaging data to provide display data characterized by a second bit depth less than the first bit depth. The method also includes framing the imaging data and the display data and outputting the framed imaging and display data..
Drs Network & Imaging Systems, Llc

Weak target detection-oriented multi-modal infrared imaging system and method

A weak target detection-oriented multi-modal infrared imaging system includes an infrared optical window, a large-field of view (fov) two-dimensional scanning mirror, a cassegrain reflector group, a broadband spectrum relay mirror, a first lens group, a space-adjustable and transmittance-variable lens, a second lens group, a focal plane array (fpa) module, a data processing module and a space addressable transmittance modulation module. The data processing module generates a transmittance modulation control signal and an imaging integration time modulation signal according to an image data signal output by the fpa module, and the space-adjustable and transmittance-variable lens dynamically adjust an optical field transmittance under the effect of the transmittance modulation control signal.
Nanjing Huatu Information Technology Co., Ltd

Electronic device and controlling the same

An electronic device comprises an imaging unit configured to capture image and an operation unit configured to receive a first operation to adjust a shooting setting for capturing image and a second operation to capture image based on the shooting parameter and write data based on the captured image in a recording medium. The electronic device displays, on a screen, image review based on the captured image after capturing image in response to the second operation and then displays live view which is generated by continuously capturing image.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program

An image processing system includes circuitry that determine whether a focus operation is performed on an image, and processes the image in a high resolution mode when the focus operation is determined to be performed. The circuitry processes the image in a low resolution mode when the focus operation is determined not to be performed.
Sony Corporation

Systems and methods for improving resolution in lensless imaging

An imaging device uses a grating to produce an interference pattern for capture by a photodetector array. Digital photographs and other image information can then be extracted from the pattern.
Rambus Inc.

Super resolution and color motion artifact correction in a pulsed color imaging system

The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for producing an image in light deficient environments and associated structures, methods and features. The features of the systems and methods described herein may include providing improved resolution and color reproduction..
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Imaging device, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging device includes: an optical system; an imaging element that continuously generates image data of an object; a position changing unit that changes a relative positional relationship between the optical system and the imaging element; a touch panel that detects a contact position thereon, and periodically outputs a position signal according to the contact position; a position controller that controls the position changing unit based on duration of maintaining the contact position to change the positional relationship; a trimming unit that generates pieces of trimming image data by sequentially cutting out an area including a touch position corresponding to the position signal from an image corresponding to the image data each time the positional relationship is changed; and a super-resolution processer that performs pixel interpolation using the pieces of trimming image data to generate super-resolution image data having a higher resolution than that of each trimming image data.. .
Olympus Corporation

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

An image pickup apparatus is capable of executing automatic focus detection of an imaging optical system, and includes a first acquisition unit configured to acquire aberration information of the imaging optical system, a second acquisition unit configured to acquire object information of an object in a focus detecting area, a calculation unit configured to calculate, based on the aberration information of the imaging optical system and the object information, a correction value used to correct a difference between a focus state of a captured image and a result of the automatic focus detection, caused by the aberration of the imaging optical system, and a correction unit configured to correct the result of the automatic focus detection using the correction value.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a unit pixel cell. The unit pixel cell captures first data in a first exposure period and captures second data in a second exposure period different from the first exposure period, the first exposure period and the second exposure period being included in a frame period.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Methods, systems, and media for high dynamic range imaging

Systems, methods, and media for high dynamic range imaging are provided, the systems comprising: an image sensor; and a hardware processor configured to: cause the image sensor to capture first image data having a first exposure time, second image data having a second exposure time, and third image data having a third exposure time that is substantially equal to the sum of the first exposure time and the second exposure time; generate combined image data using the first image data and the second image data.. .
Sony Corporation

Imaging device

An imaging device includes an image acquisition unit that acquires an original image in which pixels with different exposure periods coexist; a corrected-image generating unit that generates corrected images individually for a plurality of pixel groups formed by classifying the pixels according to the exposure periods, the corrected images being generated by interpolating pixel values and executing exposure correction; and an hdr combining unit that combines the corrected images, wherein, in a case where the difference between the pixel value of a pixel belonging to one of the pixel groups, acquired by exposure, and the pixel value of a pixel belonging to another one of the pixel groups, generated by interpolation at the same position as the aforementioned pixel, is greater than a predetermined threshold, the hdr combining unit increases the combining ratio of the pixel in the corrected image belonging to the one of the pixel group.. .
Olympus Corporation

Exposure control an image capture device

Improved exposure control processes, devices, and systems are provided for wide angle lens imaging systems that suffer from image distortion. The exposure control uses a model of the wide angle lens distortion that estimates the weights that respective pixels of the image would have when producing an undistorted version of the image signal, and then scales pixel intensity values by the respective weights to produce weighted pixel values.
Karl Storz, Imaging, Inc.

Imaging apparatus and image sensor

To increase the space efficiency of an imaging apparatus which deals with a speckle pattern. An imaging apparatus includes a first image sensor and a second image sensor.
Sony Corporation

Imaging system for identifying a boundary between active and inactive portions of a digital image

An imaging system includes an imaging scope, a camera, an image processor, and a system controller. The imaging scope is configured to illuminate an object and capture light reflected from the object.
Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.

Imaging apparatus

The imaging apparatus comprises a retractable structure with active and inactive positions. An outermost lens group and a lens group actuator are movable along an optical axis.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Audit logging for a secure, scalable and flexible internet fax architecture

Methods and systems for an auditing infrastructure for an internet fax service architecture are provided. According to one embodiment, information regarding an event, associated with a component of the internet fax service architecture, that is to be logged, is received by a centralized audit logging module of the internet fax service architecture.
Ec Data Systems Inc.

Linear image scanner and scanning method

A linear image scanner capable of digitizing three-dimensional surfaces according to the photometric stereo technique has a linear type imaging sensor, a scanning plane, an optical system, an optical axis, a scan line, a lighting system with at least four independently controllable light sources arranged so that each light source enlighten the scan line from a different direction. At least two first light sources are arranged symmetrically respect to the vision plane and at least two second light sources are arranged symmetrically respect to the moving plane and so that the at least two first and two second light sources radiate the scan line from at least four different directions with uniform light intensity and uniform incident angles of the light sources over the entire length of the scan line.

Photodiode, photodiode array, and solid-state imaging device

A photodiode that multiplies a charge generated by photoelectric conversion in an avalanche region includes: a p− type semiconductor layer having interfaces; an n+ type semiconductor region located inside the p− type semiconductor layer and in contact with the interface; an n+ type semiconductor region located inside the p− type semiconductor layer and connected to the n+ type semiconductor region; and a p type semiconductor region located between the n+ type semiconductor region and the interface, wherein the n+ type semiconductor region, the n+ type semiconductor region, and the p type semiconductor region each have a higher impurity concentration than the p− type semiconductor layer, the avalanche region is a region between the n+ type semiconductor region and the p type semiconductor region inside the p− type semiconductor layer, and the n+ type semiconductor region has a smaller area than the n+ type semiconductor region in planar view.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Amorphous lead oxide based energy detection devices and methods of manufacture thereof

Pbo-based photoconductive x-ray imaging devices are disclosed in which the pbo photoconductive layer exhibits an amorphous crystal structure. According to selected embodiments, the amorphous pbo photoconductive layer may be formed by providing a substrate inside an evacuated evaporation chamber and evaporating lead oxide to deposit a photoconductive lead oxide layer onto the substrate, while subjecting the photoconductive layer to ion bombardment with oxygen ions having an ion energy between 25 and 100 ev.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute

Solid-state imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a solid-state imaging device photoelectrically converting light taken by a lens; and a light shielding member shielding part of light incident on the solid-state imaging device from the lens, wherein an angle made between an edge surface of the light shielding member and an optical axis direction of the lens is larger than an incident angle of light to be incident on an edge portion of the light shielding member.. .
Sony Corporation

Method for manufacturing imaging apparatus, and imaging apparatus

A gate electrode of a field effect transistor is formed. Next, an offset spacer film with a double-layer structure including a silicon oxide film as a lower-layer film and a silicon nitride film as an upper-layer film is formed on a sidewall surface of the gate electrode.
Renesas Electronics Corporation

Solid-state imaging element and electronic device

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging element and an electronic device capable of improving image quality of the solid-state imaging element. The solid-state imaging element includes a photoelectric conversion unit adapted to photoelectrically convert incident light incident from a predetermined incident surface.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric converting units and a plurality of charge-accumulating units each accumulating a charge generated in the corresponding photoelectric converting unit. The photoelectric converting unit includes a photosensitive region that generates the charge in accordance with light incidence, and an electric potential gradient forming unit that accelerates migration of charge in a second direction in the photosensitive region.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

Pixel circuit and imaging apparatus

Dark current of fd is eliminated in an image sensor, and conversion efficiency of converting electric charge to voltage is improved. A pixel circuit includes a photoelectric conversion portion, a control transistor, and an electric charge accumulation portion.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Tunable ampere phase plate for charged particle imaging systems

A phase shifting device for a charged particle imaging system includes means for passing an electric current in a direction that has a nonzero component parallel to at least one section of the imaging beam. Preferably, the electric current is passed parallel along the section of the imaging beam.
Forschungszentrum JÜlich Gmbh

High voltage feedthrough assembly, time-resolved transmission electron microscope and electrode manipulation in a vacuum environment

A high voltage feedthrough assembly (100) for providing an electric potential in a vacuum environment comprises a flange connector (10) being adapted for a connection with a vacuum vessel (201), wherein the flange connector (10) has an inner side (11) facing to the vacuum vessel (201) and an outer side (12) facing to an environment of the vacuum vessel 201, a vacuumtight insulator tube (20) having a longitudinal extension with a first end (21) facing to the flange connector (10) and a second end (22) being adapted for projecting into the vacuum vessel (201), and an electrode device (30) coupled to the second end (22) of the insulator tube (20), wherein the electrode device (30) has a front electrode (31), including a photocathode or a field emitter tip and facing to the vacuum vessel (201) and a cable adapter (32) for receiving a high-voltage cable (214), wherein a flexible tube connector (40) is provided for a vacuum-tight coupling of the insulator tube (20) with the flange connector (10), and a manipulator device (50) is connected with the insulator tube (20) for adjusting a geometrical arrangement of the insulator tube (20) relative to the flange connector (10). Furthermore, an electron diffraction or imaging apparatus (transmission electron microscope, tem) 200 for static and/or time-resolved diffraction, including (nano-) crystallography, and real space imaging for structural investigations including the high voltage feedthrough assembly (100) and a method of manipulating an electrode device (30) in a vacuum environment are described..
Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E. V.

Image device, information processing device, and image system

An imaging device, including: a main body; a detector including: an imager that images an object; and a distance measurer that detects a distance from each point on a surface of the object; an information calculator that is provided in the main body and uses a detection result of the detector to calculate at least one of shape information or texture information on the object; and a communicator that transmits a calculation result of the information calculator.. .
Nikon Corporation

Mobile terminal device, method, and storage medium for displaying captured images

A positioning unit identifies first positional information of a mobile terminal device. A communication unit acquires second positional information identified in the other mobile terminal device.
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

Mobile terminal device, management device, storage medium for displaying captured images

An imaging unit captures an image. A communication unit communicates with a base station device and acquires ease information related to ease of communication with at least one base station device and associated with positional information.
Jvc Kenwood Corporation

Correction of beam hardening artifacts in microtomography for samples imaged in containers

Provided are improved referenceless multi-material beam hardening correction methods, with an emphasis on maintaining data quality for real-world imaging of geologic materials with a view towards automation. A referenceless post reconstruction (rpc) correction technique is provided that applies the corrections in integrated attenuation space.
Fei Company

Determination of toolpiece position

Tool tracking a system for determining the location of a toolpiece, wherein: the toolpiece is carried by a tool and the tool comprises an imaging device for capturing images of the environment around the tool; and the system comprises an image processor communicatively coupled to the imaging device for receiving images therefrom and having access to one or more reference images of an expected environment, the image processor being configured to compare an image captured by the imaging device with at least one reference image to identify a match therebetween and to determine in dependence on characteristics of that match the location of the toolpiece.. .
Ubisense Limited

Imaging system for fuel tank analysis

A method can include generating image data of an interior of a fuel tank disposed within a wing of an aircraft, and determining, by a processing device, an amount of wing bending of the wing of the aircraft based on the generated image data of the interior of the fuel tank. The method can further include producing, by the processing device, a fuel measurement value representing an amount of fuel contained in the fuel tank based on the amount of wing bending of the wing of the aircraft, and outputting, by the processing device, an indication of the fuel measurement value..
Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

Imaging system for fuel tank analysis

A method can include generating reference image data representing a field of view of an interior of a fuel tank, and generating active image data representing the field of view of the interior of the fuel tank when the fuel tank contains fuel. The method can further include producing, by a processing device, a fuel measurement value representing an amount of fuel contained in the fuel tank based on the reference image data and the active image data, and outputting, by the processing device, an indication of the fuel measurement value..
Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

Method and system for image georegistration

Image georegistration method and system. An imaging sensor acquires a sensor-image of a scene.
Elbit Systems Land And C4i Ltd.

System and image analysis of multi-dimensional data

A system and method for analyzing multi-dimensional images includes a high content imaging system that includes an image capture device. An image acquisition module receives a series of images of a biological sample captured by the image capture device, and the series of images includes a sequence of image planes.
Molecular Devices Llc

Portable electronic devices with integrated imaging capabilities

A portable electronic device (e.g., smart phone or tablet computer) is provided for generating and displaying images (e.g., 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional images) of an imaging target such as a human body. The portable electronic device may include imaging elements configured to receive radiation signals transmitted through and/or reflected by the imaging target, an imaging interface, and one or more processors.
Butterfly Network, Inc.

Dose estimation service system configured to support multiple computerized medical imaging scan providers

Techniques are disclosed for estimating patient radiation exposure during computerized tomography (ct) scans. More specifically, embodiments of the invention provide efficient approaches for generating a suitable patient model used to make such an estimate, to approaches for estimating patient dose by interpolating the results of multiple simulations, and to approaches for a service provider to host a dose estimation service made available to multiple ct scan providers..
Bayer Healthcare Llc

Transponders and sensors for implantable medical devices and methods of use thereof

Implantable transponders comprising no ferromagnetic parts for use in medical implants are disclosed herein. Such transponders may assist in preventing interference of transponders with medical imaging technologies.
Establishment Labs S.a.

Method providing for asymmetric pupil configuration for an extreme ultraviolet lithography process

A pattern of features of an integrated circuit is provided. A configuration of a pupil of an extreme ultraviolet wavelength radiation beam (also referred to as an illumination mode), is selected.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

Device comprising touchscreen and camera

A device comprising a touchscreen and a camera for imaging a reflection of the touchscreen by a cornea of a user operating the device is provided. The device is configured for displaying a user-interface element on the touchscreen and detecting an interaction by a finger of a hand with the user-interface element.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson

Methods and systems for performing medical procedures and for accessing and/or manipulating medically relevant information

A system permits a medical practitioner to interact with medically relevant information during a medical procedure. The system comprises: a projector for projecting a user interface menu image onto a projection surface; a three-dimensional optical imaging system for capturing three-dimensional location information for objects in a sensing volume which includes the projection surface; and a controller connected to receive the three-dimensional location information from the three-dimensional optical imaging system and configured to interpret one or more gestures made by the practitioner in a space between the three-dimensional optical imaging system and the projection surface based on a location of the gesture relative to the projected user interface menu image.
The University Of British Columbia

Camera devices with a large field of view for stereo imaging

The invention relates to a camera device. The camera device has a view direction and comprises a plurality of cameras, at least one central camera and at least two peripheral cameras.
Nokia Technologies Oy

Medical observation apparatus and medical observation system

Provided is a medical observation apparatus including: a columnar microscope unit configured to image a minute part of an object to be observed with magnification and thereby output an imaging signal; and a support unit including a first joint unit holding the microscope unit in a rotationally movable manner around a first axis parallel to a height direction of the microscope unit, a first arm unit holding the first joint unit and extending in a direction different from the height direction of the microscope unit, a second joint unit holding the first arm unit in a rotationally movable manner around a second axis orthogonal to the first axis, and a second arm unit holding the second joint unit. In a plane passing through the first and second axes, a cross section of the microscope unit, the first and second joint units, and the first and second arm units is included in a circle that has a center at a focus position of the microscope unit and passes through an end point of the first joint unit that is at the maximum distance from the focus position.
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

Mems-based zoom lens system

The present application provides a micromechanical (mems) based zoom lens system, for use in miniature device applications, such as miniature electronic imaging devices. The mems-based zoom lens system comprises at least four optical elements, or two alvarez or lohmann lenses, that are configured for passage of optical signals therethrough along an optical signal path.
National University Of Singgapore

Imaging lens and imaging apparatus

An imaging lens is constituted by, in order from the object side to the image side: a first lens group; a stop; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power. The first lens group is constituted by, in order from the object side to the image side: one or two negative meniscus lenses, a biconcave lens, and a biconvex lens.
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging lens and imaging apparatus

An imaging lens is constituted by, in order from the object side to the image side: a first lens group; a stop; and a second lens group having a positive refractive power. The first lens group is constituted by, in order from the object side to the image side: a 1-1 negative meniscus lens having a concave surface toward the image side; a 1-2 negative meniscus lens having a concave surface toward the image side; a 1-3 biconcave lens; and a 1-4 positive lens.
Fujifilm Corporation

Wide-angle imaging lens

Provided is a wide-angle imaging lens, including a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens and a fifth lens from an object side of the wide-angle imaging lens to an image side of the wide-angle imaging lens in turn. The first lens is of a focal power, an object side surface of the first lens close to an axis is concave; the second lens is of a focal power, an image side surface of the second lens is concave; the third lens is of a positive focal power, an image side surface of the third lens is convex; the fourth lens is of a negative focal power, an object side surface of the fourth lens is concave and in a meniscus shape; the fifth lens is of a focal power, an object side surface of the fifth lens close to the axis is convex..
Zhejiang Sunny Optics Co., Ltd.

Photographing module and electronic device

A photographing module includes an imaging lens assembly. The imaging lens assembly includes a plurality of lens elements, wherein one of the lens elements is a plastic lens element.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus

The imaging apparatus comprises a retractable structure with active and inactive positions. In the inactive position the lens group and the lens group actuator reside close to an image sensor.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Imaging sensor and manufacturing the same

An imaging sensor includes at least one fiber bragg grating for filtering an image from a subject for wavelength bands, and an imaging device for converting an image transmitted through the fiber bragg grating into a digital signal.. .
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

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

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

Method of imaging an object for tracking and documentation in transportation and storage

In a method of operating a dimensioning system with a plurality of laser scanners, a processor controls the operations of the scanners and processes the scanner signals, and further with memory for storing data delivered by the processor, the data acquired by the dimensioning system in its regular mode of operation are used to construct a three-dimensional model of surface points of the object including spatial coordinates and image intensity for each surface point. The three-dimensional model is stored in the memory.
Mettler-toledo Gmbh

Imaging device using a close proximity tag to configure a wireless local area network (lan) transceiver

Technology is described for imaging device (e.g., x-ray detector) that includes a tag reader. In one example, the imaging device includes a imaging matrix of pixel detector elements, a wireless local area network (lan) transceiver, a tag reader, and a controller.
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Sensor device and imaging system for detecting radiation signals

The present invention relates to a sensor device for detecting radiation signals. To enable high signal integrity and cost efficiency while maintaining the capability of being four-sidedly buttable, the proposed sensor device comprises a sensor array (22) comprising a plurality of detectors (11, 11a-d), a sensor element (14) for converting said received radiation signals (74, 74′) into a plurality of corresponding electric signals, an interposer element (16, 16a-d) extending laterally between a first side (28) and a second side (30), and an integrated circuit element (18, 18a-d).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Stereo range with lidar correction

An apparatus for determining a distance to a target area includes an imaging system configured to provide at least two images of a target area. The images are associated with different imaging axes.
Goodrich Corporation

Methods and systems for near-field microwave imaging

A multistatic array topology and image reconstruction process for fast 3d near field microwave imaging are presented. Together, the techniques allow for hardware efficient realization of an electrically large aperture and video-rate image reconstruction.

Object recognition apparatus using a plurality of object detecting means

A vehicle as a moving body is provided with an imaging device as first object detecting means and a radar apparatus as second object detecting means. The object recognition apparatus is provided with axis displacement learning means for learning an axis displacement of the reference axis x1 of the first object detecting means; axis displacement determining means for performing, based on an object detecting result of the first object detecting means and the second object detecting means, an axis displacement determination process for determining whether or not an axis displacement has occurred in the reference axis of the second object detecting means; and disabling means for disabling, based on a learning result of the axis displacement by the axis displacement learning means, information about an axis displacement of the second object detecting means acquired by the axis displacement determination process..
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method

In a sequence of emitting a plurality of refocus rf pulses after one excitation rf pulse, in order to suppress a cusp artifact at a known magnetic field distortion generation position regardless of an imaging condition, such as a slice thickness or an fov, between an excitation rf pulse and an initial refocus rf pulse, by generating a phase shift to transverse magnetization at the position, and by applying an extremely small dephase gradient magnetic field in the phase encoding direction and/or in the slice encoding direction, a signal value of an nmr signal (echo signal) is suppressed at the position, and the cusp artifact is deteriorated.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.

Image processing device and mri apparatus

In one embodiment, an image processing device includes memory circuitry configured to store a program; and processing circuitry configured, by executing the program, to extract an outer wall of a tubular structure by using a fat image obtained by a water/fat separation method of magnetic resonance imaging, and generate a tubular-structure wall image in which a wall of the tubular structure is distinguished, based on the outer wall.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Chemical exchange saturation transfer (cest) imaging of lactate (latest)

Cest imaging technique and mr scanning are used as an mri method for detecting levels of lactate in vivo by exploiting the exchange of —oh protons on lactate with bulk water. In accordance with this method, one first obtains a lactate cest mri map of a slice of the body of a patient.
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Method and manipulating electropermanent magnets for magnetic resonance imaging and image guided therapy

Disclosed embodiments provide an apparatus and method for creating or modifying a magnetic field in a region of interest including one or more arrays of magnetizable components in which at least one of the magnetizable components has a substantial remanent magnetization, the level of which being controllable and variable in space and/or time through imposition of electrical currents in electrically conductive components located in proximity to one or more of the magnetizable components.. .
Weinberg Medical Physics, Inc.

Ferromagnetic augmentation for magnetic resonance imaging

In some aspects, a magnetic system for use in a low-field mri system. The magnetic system comprises at least one electromagnet configured to, when operated, generate a magnetic field to contribute to a b0 field for the low-field mri system, and at least one permanent magnet to produce a magnetic field to contribute to the b0 field..
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Systems and methods for detection, analysis, isolation and/or harvesting of biological objects

Systems and methods provide for detection and controlled interaction with one or more objects. The system can include an imaging subsystem (20), a tool subsystem (26) containing one or more tools, a stage subsystem (16) and a control system (40).
Parker Hannifin Corporation

X-ray phase-contrast imaging system and imaging method

The present disclosure relates to x-ray imaging systems and methods. An exemplary system may comprise a distributed x-ray source arrangement, a fixed grating module, an x-ray detecting device, and a computer workstation.
Nuctech Company Limited

Imaging flow cytometer using spatial-temporal transformation

Methods, systems, and devices are disclosed for imaging particles and/or cells using flow cytometry. In one aspect, a method includes transmitting a light beam at a fluidic channel carrying a fluid sample containing particles; optically encoding scattered or fluorescently-emitted light at a spatial optical filter, the spatial optical filter including a surface having a plurality of apertures arranged in a pattern along a transverse direction opposite to particle flow and a longitudinal direction parallel to particle flow, such that different portions of a particle flowing over the pattern of the apertures pass different apertures at different times and scatter the light beam or emit fluorescent light at locations associated with the apertures; and producing image data associated with the particle flowing through the fluidic channel based on the encoded optical signal, in which the produced image data includes information of a physical characteristic of the particle..
The Regents Of The Unversity Of California

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

A speckle pattern is effectively utilized. An information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus including a light output unit and an acquisition unit.
Sony Corporation

Imaging system for fuel tank analysis

A method can include emitting, from a light source, directional light through fuel contained in a fuel tank, and determining a refraction angle of the directional light after the directional light passes through an interface with the fuel. The method can further include determining, by a processing device, an index of refraction of the fuel based on the determined refraction angle, and determining, by the processing device, a density of the fuel based on the determined index of refraction of the fuel..
Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

Imaging system for fuel tank analysis

A method can include transmitting, from a light source, light through a fuel tank ullage, and determining, by a processing device, an amount of absorption of at least one wavelength of the transmitted light. The method can further include determining, by the processing device based on the amount of absorption of the at least one wavelength of the transmitted light, a chemical composition of the fuel tank ullage..
Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.

Particle imaging apparatus and particle imaging method

A particle imaging apparatus comprises a flow path comprising a first flow path section, a second flow path section connected downstream of the first flow path section, and a third flow path section that is branched from the first flow path section, a particle detection unit comprising a light source and a light detector, a particle sorting unit configured to adjust a flow direction of the particle, and a particle imaging unit configured to take an image of a particle that flows in the second flow path section. The flow path is structured such that a cross-sectional area of the second flow path section is greater than a cross-sectional area of the first flow path section.
Sysmex Corporation

Parallel flow cytometer using radiofrequency multiplexing

An imaging flow cytometry apparatus and method which allows registering multiple locations across a cell, and/or across multiple flow channels, in parallel using radio-frequency-tagged emission (fire) coupled with a parallel optical detection scheme toward increasing analysis throughput. An optical source is modulated by multiple rf frequencies to produce an optical interrogation beam having a spatially distributed beat frequency.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Compositions and methods for clearing a biological sample

The disclosure provides improved materials and methods for optically clearing biological tissue that is subsequently used for deep tissue imaging analysis. Also provided is a description of a microscopic image acquisition methodology in which imagery of intact tissues are acquired to rapidly acquire microscopy data on a whole-organ scale to maximize cost effectiveness for biological microscopy and minimize time spent performing such analysis..
Wake Forest University Health Sciences

System and detection, characterization, and imaging of a stellar occultation

An asteroid characterization and imaging system comprising at least one light collecting aperture positioned to collect intensity time history data and a data analysis unit configured to detect an occultation event and process said intensity time history data. Embodiments according to the present invention include a method of detecting, characterizing and imaging a near-earth object comprising collecting intensity time history data by at least one light collecting aperture positioned to observe a star, detecting a stellar occultation event, recording said intensity time history data, processing said intensity time history data, predicting at least one of a set of object characteristics, and imaging said near-earth celestial object..

Mounting device

A mounting device includes a control device. The control device images an imaging range which includes an illuminant of a light emitting component and acquires a light emitting component image when mounting the light emitting component which includes the illuminant onto a board.
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Vehicle imaging device, vehicle imaging display system, and vehicle

A vehicle imaging device for displaying an image of the outside of a vehicle on a display unit used in the vehicle includes an imaging unit that is attached to the vehicle, images of the outside of the vehicle, and outputs an imaging signal; an image signal generation unit that performs a generation process of generating an image signal indicating an image to be displayed in each line of the display unit based on the imaging signal, and outputs the image signal to the display unit; and a timing control unit that controls a timing when the image signal generation unit outputs the image signal to the display unit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Printing apparatus and printing method

A printing apparatus includes a transporting device that transports a medium and a printing unit that prints onto the medium. In addition, the printing apparatus includes an image sensor that images the medium and a controller that detects a displacement amount of the medium in an intersecting direction which intersects a surface to be printed of the medium based on a plurality of images obtained by imaging the medium by the sensor at different times and that controls the transporting device and the printing unit according to the displacement amount..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Encryption of fluid cartridges for use with imaging devices

Encryption of fluid cartridges for use with imaging devices is disclosed herein. One disclosed apparatus includes a memory of a fluid cartridge comprising a plurality of sequential bits, where the plurality of sequential bits are written to the memory after the plurality of sequential bits are transformed based on scrambling bits of the plurality of sequential bits, and a memory interface of the fluid cartridge to enable access to the memory to authenticate the fluid cartridge..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Tunable surfactants in dampening fluids for digital offset ink printing applications

A dampening fluid useful in offset ink printing applications contains water and a surfactant whose structure can be altered. The alteration in structure aids in reducing accumulation of the surfactant on the surface of an imaging member.
Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

Game operating device

A game operating device (controller) includes a longitudinal housing, and a holding portion held by hand to be wrapped by its palm it is formed in the housing. A direction switch is provided on an upper surface at a position where it can be operated by thumb of the hand holding the holding portion, and a start switch and a select switch are provided backward thereof.
Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Systems, methods, and devices for radiation beam alignment and radiation beam measurements using electronic portal imaging devices

Systems and methods for using electronic portal imaging devices (epids) as absolute radiation beam measuring devices and as radiation beam alignment devices without implementation of elaborate and complex calibration procedures.. .
Varian Medical Systems International Ag

Integrated strontium-rubidium radioisotope infusion systems

Methods for setting up, maintaining and operating a radiopharmaceutical infusion system, that includes a radioisotope generator, are facilitated by a computer of the system. The computer may include pre-programmed instructions and a computer interface, for interaction with a user of the system, for example, in order to track contained volumes of eluant and/or eluate, and/or to track time from completion of an elution performed by the system, and/or to calculate one or more system and/or injection parameters for quality control, and/or to perform purges of the system, and/or to facilitate diagnostic imaging..
Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

Benzazepin-1-ol-derived pet ligands with high in vivo nmda specificity

The present invention is directed to benzazepin-1-ol-derived compounds for use in the diagnosis of nmda receptor-associated diseases or disorders by positron emission tomography (pet). The invention also relates to a method for the diagnosis of nmda-receptor-associated diseases or disorders by administering to a patient in need of such diagnosis a radioactively labelled compound of the invention in an amount effective for pet imaging of nmda receptors, recording at least one pet scan, and diagnosing an nmda-receptor-associated disease or disorder from an abnormal nmda receptor expression pattern on the pet scan.
University Of Zurich

Compound or salt thereof and contrast agent for optical imaging

A compound having a high tumor accumulation rate, or a salt thereof, and a contrast agent for optical imaging are provided. A compound having at least one specific organic dye covalently bound to polyethylene glycol, or a salt thereof is provided..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Self-assembling molecules that accumulate in acidic tumor microenvironments

Disclosed are compositions that contain a plurality of biocompatible self-assembling molecules that transform from isolated molecules or spherical micelles while in blood serum into cylindrical nanofibers in the acidic extracellular environment of tumors, which can be used to achieve a higher relative concentration of imaging drug delivery, or radiotherapeutic agents at the tumor site compared to non-tumor tissues. This transition is rapid and reversible, indicating the system is in thermodynamic equilibrium..
Ohio State Innovation Foundation

Methods for killing cancer cells and cellular imaging using magneto-electric nano-particles and external magnetic field

This invention provides methods for achieving high-specificity killing of targeted cells using magneto-electric nano-particles (menps). Embodiments comprise injecting into a patients body manufactured menps that have a higher tendency to accumulate near or attach to targeted cells through one or more physical forces and/or biological mechanisms; and applying a magnetic field to the menps to generate actions that are sufficient to cause death of the targeted cells..
Rf Dsp Inc.

Methods and devices for transcatheter cerclage annuloplasty

Devices, apparatus, and methods for catheter-based repair of cardiac valves, including transcatheter-mitral-valve-cerclage annuloplasty and transcatheter-mitral-valve reapposition. In particular, a target and capture device is provided for guiding a cerclage traversal catheter system through a cerclage trajectory, particularly through a reentry site of the cerclage trajectory.
The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Health & Human

Catheter delivery system for stent valve

A delivery catheter for a stent. The delivery catheter may comprise a distal end and a proximal end.
Symetis Sa

Method for processing morphology information and elasticity information of tissue and device for elasticity detection

Provided is a device for elasticity detection, comprising a processor (1), an imaging device (2), an ultrasonic transducer (3) and a puncturing device (4). The ultrasonic transducer (3) is connected to the processor (1) and is configured to detect and obtain morphology characteristic information and elasticity characteristic information of a tissue.
Wuxi Hisky Medical Technologies Co., Ltd.

Seam elimination and motion compensation in imaging data

imaging devices, systems, and methods are provided. Some embodiments of the present disclosure are particularly directed to removing artifacts caused by longitudinal motion of a sensor during imaging.
Volcano Corporation

Sound speed imaging using shear waves

Shear wave propagation is used to estimate the speed of sound in a patient. An ultrasound scanner detects a time of occurrence of a shear wave at each of multiple locations.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Methods, systems, and devices for analyzing lung imaging data

Devices, methods, and systems are provided for analyzing lung imaging data. A server computing device receives imaging data of a lung over a network from a client computing device and analyzes the imaging data to identify lung, airways, and blood vessels, segment the lung into lobes, subtract airways, calculate volumes, calculate emphysema scores, identify fissure locations, calculate fissure completeness scores.
Pulmonx Corporation

Control of the positioning of a scanning region of a medical imaging system

A method and a device are disclosed for controlling a scanning region of a medical imaging system for subsequent recording of a region of interest of an examination object. Depth image data of the examination object are captured.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Intra-oral imaging

One or more light sources; one or more light sensors; an x-ray detector configured to detect, using at least one of the one or more light sensors, light from a scintillator for converting extra-orally applied x-rays to light; and a lower energy light detector configured to detect, using at least one of the one or more light sensors, light from an object illuminated by at least one of the one or more light sources.. .

X-ray imaging generating panoramic image using the same

An x-ray imaging apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes an x-ray generator that irradiates an object with x-rays during an exposure period; an x-ray detector that detects x-rays transmitted through the object; and a movement unit that moves the x-ray generator and the x-ray detector, wherein the x-ray generator is moved along an arc having a radius of curvature within a range with respect to a rotational axis, wherein the motion along the arc starts at a first time point and ends at a second time point, wherein the x-ray detector is moved in a linear direction having an angle with respect to a plane of the arc during at least a partial period of a period between the first time point and the second time point, wherein the motion in a linear direction starts at a third time point that is the same as or later than the first time point and ends at a fourth time point that is the same as or earlier than the second time point, and a first difference between the first time point and the second time point is larger than or equal to a second difference between the third time point and the fourth time point.. .
Genoray Co., Ltd.

Radiation imaging apparatus and control radiation imaging apparatus

An x-ray imaging apparatus including a sensor unit with a sensor array configured to generate a signal corresponding to x-rays and a sound-production unit configured to make a notification by sound production causes the sound-production unit to execute sound production in response to detection of an event. If an event including a sound-production request occurs during a period including a period of reading out a signal from the sensor array, the x-ray imaging apparatus restricts execution of sound production by the sound-production unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems and methods for cardiovascular-dynamics correlated imaging

A method for cardiovascular-dynamics correlated imaging includes receiving a time series of images of at least a portion of a patient, receiving a time series of cardiovascular data for the patient, evaluating correlation between the time series of images and the time series of cardiovascular data, and determining a property of the at least a portion of a patient, based upon the correlation. A system for cardiovascular-dynamics correlated imaging includes a processing device having: a processor, a memory communicatively coupled therewith, and a correlation module including machine-readable instructions stored in the memory that, when executed by the processor, perform the function of correlating a time series of images of at least a portion of a patient with a time series of cardiovascular data of the patient to determine a property of the at least a portion of a patient..
The Trustees Of Dartmouth College

Tomographic image forming apparatus and control method

A tomographic image forming apparatus is disclosed, which divides light output from a light source inside the apparatus into measurement light and reference light, and which generates a cross-sectional image of an imaging target, based on light intensity of interference light obtained from reflected light obtained by emitting the measurement light to the imaging target and the reference light. A second image is generated by converting a first image in which line data generated based on the light intensity and having information in a direction of a first axis which serves as a depth direction of the imaging target is arranged in a direction of a second axis, into a frequency domain.
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Methods, systems and computer program products for visualizing anatomical structures and blood flow and perfusion physiology using imaging techniques

Methods for combining anatomical data and physiological data on a single image are provided. The methods include obtaining an image, for example, a raw near-infrared (nir) image or a visible image, of a sample.
East Carolina University

Dental surface imaging apparatus using laser projection

An intra-oral imaging apparatus for obtaining a contour image of a tooth has a fringe pattern generator energizable to emit a fringe pattern illumination. The fringe pattern generator has (i) at least one structured light source that is energizable to emit a patterned light beam; (ii) at least one reflective element in the path of the emitted patterned light beam and actuable to rotate about an axis to scan the emitted patterned light beam along a tooth surface as fringe pattern illumination.
Carestream Health, Inc.

Apparatus, systems, and methods for tissue oximetry and perfusion imaging

A compact perfusion scanner and method of characterizing tissue health status are disclosed that incorporate pressure sensing components in conjunction with the optical sensors to monitor the level of applied pressure on target tissue for precise skin/tissue blood perfusion measurements and oximetry. The systems and methods allow perfusion imaging and perfusion mapping (geometric and temporal), signal processing and pattern recognition, noise cancelling and data fusion of perfusion data, scanner position and pressure readings..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Magnetic resonance imaging method to non-invasively measure blood oxygen saturation

Methods for data acquisition and processing of magnetic resonance (mr) imaging to obtain the oxygen saturation (o2sat) of blood using a relationship between transverse relaxation time (t2) of blood and oxygen saturation. The method includes obtaining multiple images at various t2 preparation times.
Ohio State Innovation Foundation

Magnetic resonance imaging system for infants and children and imaging method thereof

A magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system for infants and children and imaging method thereof are disclosed. The system includes: a base; a housing, with a bottom fixed to the base; a monitoring shield, pivotably connected to the top of the housing; a pair of open magnets, which are spaced apart from each other and fixed to the base by a magnet holder such that an imaging area is defined between them; an operating table, fixed in the imaging area; an incubator, movably connected to the operating table and configured to house an infant or child and to adjust the position of the infant or child in the imaging area.
Jiangsu Magspin Instrument Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for magnetic resonance black-blood thrombus imaging in detection of cerebral venous thrombosis

In various embodiments, the present invention teaches systems and methods for using t1-weighted black-blood mr imaging, with which a cvt can be well isolated from the surrounding tissues due to the signal suppression of flowing blood. In some embodiments, the invention teaches using black-blood imaging (3d variable-flip-angle turbo spin-echo acquisition) to directly visualize thrombi.
Cedars-sinai Medical Center

Ophthalmic apparatus

An embodiment provides a technology for preventing a situation in which a subject's eye is imaged in an inappropriate imaging mode. An ophthalmic apparatus according to one embodiment is capable of selectively performing a first imaging mode and a second imaging mode.
Kabushiki Kaisha Topcon

Adaptive camera and illuminator eyetracker

An eye tracker comprising at least one illuminator for illuminating an eye, at least two cameras for imaging the eye and a controller is disclosed. The configuration of the reference illuminator(s) and cameras is such that, at least one camera is coaxial with a reference illuminator and at least one camera is non-coaxial with a reference illuminator.
Tobii Ab

Light endoscope system for imaging, light delivery, and therapy response monitoring

An endoscopic imaging system is disclosed that includes an endoscope having a first channel and a second channel, a high-power, multi-wavelength led array, a digital micro-mirror device that receives light directed from the high-power, multi-wavelength led array and generates spatial frequency patterns, and dichroic mirror that separates reflectance and fluorescence images.. .
Wright State University

Touch-based lighting control using thermal imaging

In various embodiments, a lighting control apparatus (100) may include logic such as a controller (102, 202, 302, 502) and a thermal imaging sensor (108, 208, 308, 408a-b, 508) operably coupled with the controller. The thermal imaging sensor may have at least one field of view (110, 210, 310, 410a-b, 510) pointed at a surface (112, 212, 312, 412a-b, 512, 612).
Philips Lighting Holding B.v.

Heating device for cooking

A heating cooker includes a heating chamber in which an object to be heated is stored, a heating unit heating the object to be heated stored in the heating chamber, an imaging unit imaging an inside of the heating chamber, and a reading unit extracting a character of heating control information from an attachment attached to the object to be heated and reading that character. The heating cooker further includes a heating control unit controlling the heating unit based on the heating control information read by the reading unit.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Data distribution device and imaging apparatus

A data distribution device for stably distributing specific data such as video data is provided. Video distribution device as a data distribution device includes video distribution unit as a specific data distribution unit, video distribution determining unit as a specific data distribution determining unit, and routing setting unit.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Depth imaging correction apparatus, imaging apparatus, and depth image correction method

Provided is a depth image correction apparatus to correct depth information in a depth image, which acquires a depth image and correction information, and corrects the depth values of the depth image based on the correction information and generates a corrected depth image. The apparatus acquires, as the correction information, first confidence indicating reliability in the depth values, and second confidence indicating reliability in position in an in-plane direction vertical to the depth direction.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, imaging method, and recording medium

An imaging apparatus includes an optical imaging system that converges light from an object; an imaging device that includes a plurality of pixels, receives the converged light, and converts the received light to an electric signal; a filter unit that is disposed between the optical imaging system and the imaging device and includes a plurality of color filters having different light transmission rate characteristics; and a transmission data compressing circuit that codes the electric signal. An overall light transmission rate characteristic of the filter unit differs randomly in different pixels of the imaging device, and the transmission data compressing circuit weights and codes the electric signal of each of the pixels by using a reciprocal of a proportion of the overall light transmission rate characteristic of the filter unit corresponding to each of the plurality of pixels of the imaging device relative to a wavelength characteristic common among the pixels..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Input/output device, input/output method, and computer-readable recording medium

An input/output device includes a projection unit that projects projected images on a projection surface and an imaging unit that captures the projection surface. In switching an execution between the projection unit and the imaging unit, in a case where an indicator is included in captured images captured by the imaging unit, the input/output device suppresses projection of the projected images by the projection unit and prioritizes imaging by the imaging unit.
Fujitsu Limited

Projection image adjustment system and projection image adjustment method

The projection image adjustment system includes: projection display apparatuses for projecting projection images; a first and a second imaging apparatus for shooting the projection images; and a controller. The controller includes: an imaging-apparatus selecting unit, a shooting-region setting unit, a pattern projection unit, and a shot-image display unit.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

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

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

Rapid multi-spectral imaging methods and apparatus and applications for cancer detection and localization

Methods and apparatus for video rate or near video rate quantitative imaging of tissue physiological and morphological properties from visible/nir light spectral images obtain rapid multi-spectral reflectance images by illuminating with a series of spectra containing multiple narrow wavelength bands. An iterative light-transport based inversion algorithm may be applied for correcting the intensity of the spectral images from the geometry/coupling effect as well as from the scattering amplitude distortions.

Imaging apparatus, image processing apparatus, and imaging display apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures an image of a subject and outputs imaging signals; an image signal generation unit that generates image signals indicative of images to be displayed in respective lines of a display unit based on the imaging signals, and outputs the generated image signals to the display unit; and a timing control unit that controls timings, in which the image signal generation unit outputs the image signals, based on an output completion signals indicative of lines corresponding to the image signals, which are completely output from the image signal generation unit to the display unit, and write completion signals indicative of lines corresponding to the image signals which are generated by the image signal generation unit.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Solid state imaging device, controlling solid state imaging device, and program for controlling solid state imaging device

A solid state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit that has a plurality of pixels 2-dimensionally arranged in a matrix and a plurality of signal lines arranged along a column direction; a/d conversion units that are provided corresponding to the respective signal lines and convert an analog signal output from a pixel through the signal line into a digital signal; and a switching unit that switches or converts the analog signal output through each signal line into a digital signal using any of an a/d conversion unit provided corresponding to the signal line through which the analog signal is transmitted, and an a/d conversion unit provided corresponding to a signal line other than the signal line through which the analog signal is transmitted.. .
Sony Corporation

Solid-state image sensor, controlling the same, electronic device, and storage medium

A stacked-type solid-state image sensor including a first semiconductor layer in which an imaging pixel portion is implemented, and a second semiconductor layer in which a digital signal processing unit is implemented, comprises a first timing control unit configured to generate a drive timing signal of the imaging pixel portion, an a/d converter configured to convert an analog signal output from each pixel of the imaging pixel portion into a digital signal, a second timing control unit configured to generate a drive timing signal of the a/d converter; and a status generation unit configured to receive an event signal generated by at least one of the first timing control unit and the second timing control unit and generate a status signal to restrict an operation of the digital signal processing unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid-state imaging device and electronic camera

A solid-state imaging device includes a second image sensor having an organic photoelectric conversion film transmitting a specific light, and a first image sensor which is stacked in layers on a same semiconductor substrate as that of the second image sensor and which receives the specific light having transmitted the second image sensor, in which a pixel for focus detection is provided in the second image sensor or the first image sensor. Therefore, an af method can be realized independently of a pixel for imaging..
Nikon Corporation

Solid-state imaging device, ad converter, and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device, an ad converter, and an electronic apparatus that improve a crosstalk characteristic. The ad converter includes a comparator that compares the pixel signal with the reference signal, a pixel signal side capacitor, and a reference signal side capacitor.
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes: an r pixel provided with an r filter for transmitting red-color light; a b pixel provided with a b filter for transmitting blue-color light; an s1 pixel which is provided with an s1 filter with a visible light transmittance independent of wavelengths in a visible light region and has a sensitivity higher than that of the r pixel; and an s2 pixel which is provided with an s2 filter with a visible light transmittance independent of wavelengths in the visible light region and lower than the visible light transmittance of the s1 filter and has a sensitivity lower than the sensitivity of the s1 pixel.. .
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

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

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel including a photoelectric conversion element, a floating diffusion layer, a transfer transistor, a reset transistor, and an amplifier transistor, and a control unit configured to supply a first voltage to a gate of the reset transistor when the charges are accumulated in the photoelectric conversion element, the first voltage being set between a second voltage and a third voltage; subsequently supply the second voltage to the gate of the reset transistor when the reset transistor is turned on in order to reset the potential of the floating diffusion layer, and subsequently supply the third voltage to the gate of the reset transistor when the amplifier transistor outputs the signal based on the potential of the floating diffusion layer.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Automotive imaging system including an electronic image sensor having a sparse color filter array

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an automotive imaging system including an electronic image sensor having a sparse color filter array (cfa). The use of a sparse cfa results in: (1) improved image quality; and/or (2) cost savings by enabling use of a less complex, cheaper lens without any or any substantial reduction in image quality..
Ford Global Technologies, Llc

Augmenting functionality of a computing device

An image capture system includes a first computing device, a second computing device communicatively coupled to the first computing device, and an imaging device communicatively coupled to the first computing device. An image captured by the imaging device is displayed on the second display of the second computing device..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Camera-based side mirror function of a motor vehicle

A motor vehicle includes a motor vehicle body having an interior forming a passenger compartment. At least one camera is arranged on the outside of the motor vehicle body for imaging an area to the side and behind of the motor vehicle.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Information processing device, program, and information processing method

[solution] the information processing device includes: a display control unit configured to control display of a slider on a display unit, the slider being configured such that a display object is movable between predetermined positions; and a process control unit configured to instruct an imaging unit to control photography in a predetermined mode when the process control unit receives an operation of moving the display object.. .

Focusing method

A method and system are provided for focusing an imaging device on a liquid sample flowing through a field of view of the imaging device. Objects are segmented in the captured frames and used to account for the fact that the sample is flowing.
Biosurfit S.a.

Systems and methods for protecting against high-radiant-flux light based on time-of-flight

Systems and methods for preventing high-radiant-flux light, such as laser light or a nuclear flash, from causing harm to imaging devices, such as a camera or telescope. In response to detection of high-radiant-flux light, the proposed systems have the feature in common that a shutter is closed sufficiently fast that light from the source will be blocked from reaching the image sensor of the imaging device.
The Boeing Company

Stabilizing platform

The present invention provides an apparatus and related methods for stabilizing a payload device such an imaging device. The methods and apparatus provide fast response time for posture adjustment of the payload device while reducing the energy used..
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Lens unit, imaging device, and control method

There is provided a lens unit equipped with multiple focus lenses provided inside a lens barrel, multiple actuators corresponding to the respective multiple focus lenses and configured to move each of the multiple focus lenses inside the lens barrel, and a control circuit configured to control movement of the multiple focus lenses according to different rules between a case of a position of each of the multiple focus lenses being inside a designated range of satisfactory optical performance, and a case of being outside the range.. .
Sony Corporation

Imaging apparatus, optical device, electronic device, vehicle, and imaging-device manufacturing method

An imaging device having a lens group having lenses; a lens frame that holds said lens group; a base that holds said lens frame; an imaging element that has an imaging area; and a compression coil spring that prescribes the position of the lens frame relative to the imaging element so as to keep the optical axis of the lens group perpendicular to the imaging area of the imaging element. The imaging-element side of the lens frame has an orthogonal surface that is orthogonal to the optical axis of the lens group.
Nidec Copal Corporation

Interchangeable lens and communication method thereof, and imaging device and communication method thereof

Provided is an interchangeable lens including: at least one shared communication terminal configured to be shared and used in synchronous communication that is communication performed synchronously with a synchronization signal and in asynchronous communication that is communication performed asynchronously with the synchronization signal.. .
Sony Corporation

Optical device and imaging device with mechanism for reducing condensation

In an optical device, a lens assembly includes a lens for receiving light and a holder for holding the lens. A circuit board performs at least one process based on the received light.
Denso Corporation

Presence-based content control

Presence based content access control techniques are described in which presence of users is used as a basis for enforcing content restrictions. In an implementation, applications are registered to receive feedback regarding users' presence in relation to a presentation of content via a computing device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Systems and methods for decrypting digital art and imaging for display of the same

System and method for displaying digital content on a display device, comprising a display screen, a structural assembly, secured to the rear face of the display screen, and a processing controller within the structural assembly, comprising a memory, display processor, and power distribution and adaptation module. An external power assembly configured to connect to an external power supply, a connector cord configured to connect the power assembly and the power distribution and adaptation module, and a case for the display device, configured to couple to the display screen to provide structural rigidity during shipping, are also presented.
Videri Inc.

Systems and methods for distributing, displaying, viewing, and controlling digital art and imaging

System and method for displaying digital content on a display device, comprising a display screen, a structural assembly, secured to the rear face of the display screen, and a processing controller within the structural assembly, comprising a memory, display processor, and power distribution and adaptation module. An external power assembly configured to connect to an external power supply, a connector cord configured to connect the power assembly and the power distribution and adaptation module, and a case for the display device, configured to couple to the display screen to provide structural rigidity during shipping, are also presented.
Videri Inc.

Systems for recovery communications via airborne platforms

A communications system for providing recovery communication service to users in a coverage area affected by an emergency disruption of normal communication services. The system comprises a ground hub serving as a gateway to terrestrial networks including a dispatch center and configured to communicate with at least three mobile airborne platforms roving over the coverage area via respective feeder-links in a ku or ka band.
Spatial Digital Systems, Inc.

Imaging device and electronic apparatus

An imaging device includes: a photoelectric conversion region that generates photovoltaic power for each pixel depending on irradiation light; and a first element isolation region that is provided between adjacent photoelectric conversion regions in a state of surrounding the photoelectric conversion region.. .
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device has a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate has a plurality of first photoelectric conversion units.
Olympus Corporation

Semiconductor integrated circuit, electronic device, solid-state imaging apparatus, and imaging apparatus

A semiconductor integrated circuit includes a first semiconductor substrate in which a part of an analog circuit is formed between the analog circuit and a digital circuit which subjects an analog output signal output from the analog circuit to digital conversion; a second semiconductor substrate in which the remaining part of the analog circuit and the digital circuit are formed; and a substrate connection portion which connects the first and second semiconductor substrates to each other. The substrate connection portion transmits an analog signal which is generated by a part of the analog circuit of the first semiconductor substrate to the second semiconductor substrate..
Sony Corporation

Imaging device

In one general aspect, the techniques disclosed here feature an imaging device that includes: a semiconductor substrate; a first pixel cell including a first photoelectric converter in the semiconductor substrate, and a first capacitive element one end of which is electrically connected to the first photoelectric converter; and a second pixel cell including a second photoelectric converter in the semiconductor substrate. An area of the second photoelectric converter is larger than an area of the first photoelectric converter in a plan view..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

System and sub-column parallel digitizers for hybrid stacked image sensor using vertical interconnects

Embodiments of a hybrid imaging sensor and methods for pixel sub-column data read from the within a pixel array.. .
Depuy Synthes Products, Inc.

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes: pixels arranged in a matrix; a vertical signal line provided for each column, conveying a pixel signal; a power line provided for each column, proving a power supply voltage; and a feedback signal line provided for each column, conveying a signal from a peripheral circuit to a pixel, in which each of the pixels includes: an n-type diffusion layer; a photoelectric conversion element above the n-type diffusion layer; and a charge accumulation node between the n-type diffusion layer and the photoelectric conversion element, accumulating signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion element, the feedback signal line, a metal line which is a part of the charge accumulation node, the vertical signal line, and the power line are disposed in a second interconnect layer, and the vertical signal line and the power line are disposed between the feedback signal line and the metal line.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging device and electronic device

A three-dimensionally integrated imaging device is provided. The imaging device includes a first layer that includes a first transistor including a metal oxide in a channel formation region, a first insulating layer, and a second insulating layer, and a second layer that includes a photodiode.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Nanoparticulate assisted nanoscale molecular imaging by mass spectrometry

Methods and devices for mass spectrometry are described, specifically the use of nanoparticulate implantation as a matrix for secondary ion and more generally secondary particles. A photon beam source or a nanoparticulate beam source can be used a desorption source or a primary ion/primary particle source..
Ionwerks, Inc.

Method for characterising a sample by mass spectrometry imaging

Disclosed is a method for characterizing a sample by mass spectrometry imaging (msi) according to which a spatial arrangement of at least one ion in the sample is characterized from imaging data associated with the ion, in terms of morphology and/or texture.. .
Imabiotech

Normalization of mass spectra acquired by mass spectrometric imaging

Mass spectra acquired by imaging mass spectrometry (ims), in particular maldi imaging of tissue sections, are each normalized by one of: the p-norm of the mass spectrum transformed by applying an exclusion list, the p-norm of the mass spectrum transformed by square rooting the intensity values, the median of the mass spectrum, and the median absolute deviation of the noise level of the mass spectrum.. .
Bruker Daltonik Gmbh

Method for inspecting a sample using an assembly comprising a scanning electron microscope and a light microscope

The invention relates to a method for inspecting a sample with an assembly comprising a scanning electron microscope (sem) and a light microscope (lm). The assembly comprises a sample holder for holding the sample.
Delmic B.v.

Audio processing apparatus and audio processing method

An audio processing apparatus includes a noise component extraction unit, a removal unit, and a detection unit. The noise component extraction unit performs noise component extraction processing for extracting a noise component from sound data picked up by a sound pickup apparatus corresponding to an imaging apparatus.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Personalized, real-time audio processing

An apparatus and method for real-time audio processing employs a gaze detection sensor to detect a direction of a user's gaze and output a gaze signal corresponding to the detected direction of the user's gaze. A digital signal processing unit responds to a plurality of signals corresponding to a plurality of sounds received at the apparatus, and the determined direction of gaze to identify a signal of interest from the plurality of signals using the gaze signal.
Ebay Inc.

Medical imaging system

Provided is a medical imaging system including medical equipment, a wall-plate converter, and a mobile near-source converter (nsc). The wall-plate converter supplies direct current (dc) power to the mobile nsc via a connection cable interposed between the mobile nsc and the wall-plate converter..
Opticis Co., Ltd.

Image processing to identify conditions of interest within self-service terminals

Various embodiments herein each include at least one of devices, methods, and software for image processing to identifying conditions of interest within ssts, such as atms and self-checkout pos terminals. Conditions of interest may include media misalignment within media cassettes, such as currency, and items within an sst reject bin that have not been removed when the sst is being serviced.

Image processing device, image processing method, non-transitory computer readable recording medium and photographing assist equipment

An image processing device for stitching a plurality of input images together so as to generate a panoramic composite image is provided. An imaging control section sets a guide for photographing a photographing subject from different imaging directions as a guide information for obtaining a plurality of input images suitable for the image composition.
Morpho, Inc.

System, generating building maps

A system for generating a map for a building includes an unmanned aerial vehicle carrying at least one imaging device; and a computing device connected to the unmanned aerial vehicle. The computing device obtains building parameters defining a portion of the building to be mapped according to a frame of reference; obtains flight parameters defining a flight path for the unmanned aerial vehicle; obtains imaging parameters defining a plurality of image capture operations for the imaging device of the unmanned aerial vehicle; and deploys the flight path parameters and the imaging parameters to the unmanned aerial vehicle.
8681384 Canada Inc.

System and denoising medical images by enforcing low rank spatial-temporal or spatial-spectral image matrices

Systems and methods for generating one or more denoised images from a series of noisy images acquired with a medical imaging system are described. In general, the systems and methods described here implement techniques whereby the series of noisy images are formed into a spatial-temporal or spatial-spectral image matrix in which each column represents a different noisy image.
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and image processing method

There is provided an image processing apparatus including a distance information generation portion configured to generate first distance information about an object to be measured based on a phase difference between images provided by a plurality of first cameras having a first base length, and generate second distance information about the object to be measured based on a phase difference between images provided by a plurality of second cameras having a second base length that is different from the first base length; and a distance extraction portion configured to extract distance information from an imaging position and the object to be measured based on the first distance information and the second distance information.. .
Sony Corporation

Camera calibration

Systems, methods, and devices for calibrating one or more imaging devices are provided. In one aspect, a method comprises: receiving, from each of the one or more imaging devices, a plurality of images of a calibration target comprising a plurality of features and one or more reference markers; determining a spatial relationship between the one or more reference markers in each image of the plurality of images and the one or more reference markers on the calibration target; formulating, based on the spatial relationship, a correspondence between image coordinates of features in each image of the plurality of images and global coordinates for corresponding features on the calibration target; and determining, based on the correspondence, calibration parameters for the one or more imaging devices..
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Method and surveillance using location-tracking imaging devices

Provided is a security management device for tracking a terminal located indoors. The security management device display on a map a position of the at least one wireless network camera and information about a terminal located in a range capable of wireless communication with the at least one wireless network camera, control a wireless network camera to track a position of the terminal based on the information about the terminal while the terminal is in a range capable of wireless communication with the wireless network camera, and control the wireless network camera to send identification information of the terminal to a neighboring wireless network camera when the terminal moves out of the range capable of wireless communication with the wireless network camera..
Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.

Imaging-based interface sensor and control device for mining machines

Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium containing instructions for controlling mining machines. One system includes an image sensor for capturing an image of a cutting face of a mine and interface sensing and control system for obtaining the image, identifying an anomaly in the image, calculating a distance between the anomaly and a reference, and using the distance to automatically instruct a mining machine control system to keep a cutter head of the mining machine within a seam..
Joy Mm Delaware, Inc.

Radiation image processing device, radiation image processing method and program

It is possible to allow image processing on a radiation image such that the same effect of scattered radiation elimination as when imaging is actually performed using a grid is obtained. When performing processing for eliminating scattered radiation included in radiation transmitted through a subject m on a radiation image imaged by irradiating the subject m with radiation, a characteristic acquisition unit 32 acquires a virtual grid characteristic as a characteristic of a virtual grid assumed to be used to eliminate scattered radiation at the time of imaging of the radiation image.
Fujifilm Corporation

Methods for visualizing heart scar tissue

In a method for visualization of scar tissue in medical imaging data of a heart, medical imaging data representing a heart myocardium and scar tissue within the heart myocardium are obtained and provided to a computer. The computer deviates the thickness of the myocardium into a number of layers and calculates the presence and distribution of scar tissue within each of the layers.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and medical image processing apparatus

In one embodiment, an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes memory circuitry configured to store a program and processing circuitry configured, by executing the program, to perform alignment between one of live images and one of reference images. The live images include a fundamental image and a harmonic image both of which are acquired by contrast imaging, the reference images are acquired prior to the live images, and the alignment is performed by using the fundamental image as one of the live images..
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Method and installation for imaging a fragmentation pattern formed in a tempered glass panel

A method and installation of inspecting a fragmentation pattern of a tempered glass panel by deflectometry, following a fragmentation test, the method including: (i) positioning the tempered glass panel in contact with a support; (ii) projecting by a display device a structured light pattern on the surface of at least one portion of the tempered glass panel; (iii) capturing an image reflected by the surface of the first portion of the tempered glass panel using an image capture device; and (vi) processing the images to determine the fragmentation pattern by an image processing device.. .
Agc Glass Europe

System for actinic inspection of semiconductor masks

An apparatus and method are disclosed for actinic inspection of semiconductor masks intended for extended ultraviolet (euv) lithography, or similar objects, with feature sizes less than 100 nm. The approach uses a coherent light source with wavelength less than 120 nm.

Multi-optic vision device utilizing area-scanning for detecting defects

A multi-optic vision device includes a dark-vision lighting apparatus illuminating a defect on a subject and leaving regions that surround the defect dark. A bright-vision lighting apparatus illuminates the subject and the regions that surround the defect and leaving the defect dark.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

Imaging device

The present invention addresses the problem of providing an imaging device that prevents mismatching in image matching for parallax calculation even if the sharpnesses of an end part and center part of a processing area differ. An imaging device 1 according to the present invention is provided with a means for equalizing the sharpnesses of the processing areas of a reference image and a comparison image..
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Adaptive bilateral (bl) filtering for computer vision

A method for filtering noise for imaging includes receiving an image frame having position and range data. A filter size divides the frame into filter windows for processing each of the filter windows.
Texas Instruments Incorporated

Processing container images and identifiers using optical character recognition and geolocation

Embodiments include a system configured to process location information for objects in a site comprising an imaging device configured to take a picture of an object, the picture containing a unique identifier of the object; a global positioning system (gps) component associated with the imaging device and configured to tag the image of the object with gps location information of the object to generate a tagged image; a communications interface configured to transmit the tagged image to a server computer remote from the imaging device over an internet protocol (ip) network; and a processor of the server configured to perform optical character recognition (ocr) on the picture and to create an indicator code corresponding to the identifier of the object, wherein the processor is further configured to create a processed result containing the indicator code and the location to locate the object within the site.. .
Hki Systems And Service Llc

System, method and computer-accessible medium for diffusion imaging acquisition and analysis

Exemplary system, method and computer-accessible medium for determining a difference(s) between two sets of subjects, can be provided. Using such exemplary system, method and computer-accessible medium, it is possible to receive first imaging information related to a first set of subjects of the two sets of the subjects, receive second imaging information related to a second set of subjects of the two sets of subjects, generate third information by performing a decomposition procedure(s) on the first imaging information and the second information, and determine the difference(s) based on the third information..
New York University

System for interpretation of image patterns in terms of anatomical or curated patterns

imaging mass spectrometry (ims) has become a prime tool for studying the distribution of biomolecules in tissue. Although ims data sets can become very large, computational methods have made it practically feasible to search these experiments for relevant findings.
Vanderbilt University

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, authentication method, and recording medium

An information processing apparatus includes: a radio communication unit configured to start emission of radio waves for performing radio communication with a radio tag, and obtain specific information from the radio tag, at least after a time point at which a user in a predetermined range is detected by a detecting unit; a first authentication unit configured to execute first authentication for the radio tag, based on the specific information obtained by the radio communication unit; a second authentication unit configured to execute second authentication for a user included in an image acquired by an imaging unit, based on feature information of the image; and an apparatus authentication unit configured to authorize the user to use the information processing apparatus, if a user of the radio tag authenticated by the first authentication is the same as the user authenticated by the second authentication.. .
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Medical user interfaces and related methods of use

A medical system for use in a lithotripsy procedure may include a processor configured to receive input from a first imaging device, wherein the first imaging device may be configured to send image data representative of an image captured in a lumen of a kidney, bladder, or ureter to the processor. The processor may be configured to display the image on a display device coupled to the processor, and analyze the image to sense the presence of an object within the image.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Healthcare operations with passive network monitoring

Embodiments are directed to monitoring communication over a network using a network monitoring computer (nmc). If one or more flows include healthcare traffic provided by one or more healthcare services, the nmc may perform further actions.
Extrahop Networks, Inc.

Systems and methods for determining nucleic acids

The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for imaging or determining nucleic acids, for instance, within cells. In some embodiments, the transcriptome of a cell may be determined.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Software image provisioning and charging system

Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more centralized server computers communicatively coupled to a network and configured to: receive a request to update an image on a client device connected via the network. A software running on the central computer uses a usb signal conversion software, running on a kit computer and connected to the client device, to simulate the client device being directly connected to the server computer through the network for re-imaging of the client device.
Phoenix Children's Hospital, Inc.

Led/oled array approach to integrated display, focusing lensless light-field camera, and touch-screen user interface devices and associated processors

A system for implementing a display which also serves as one or more of a tactile user interface touchscreen, light-field sensor, proximate hand gesture sensor, and focusing lensless light-field imaging camera using image formation systems and methods such as those taught in the inventor's related patents as cited. In an implementation, an oled array or led array that can comprise photosensors that can be used for light sensing as well as light emission functions.

Position detection device, position detection system, and, position detection method

A position detection device includes an imaging unit that captures an image of light emitted by the spontaneous emission pointing element on the operation surface and generates a captured image; a detection unit that detects the pointing position based on the spontaneous emission pointing element on the basis of the captured image; and a correction unit that corrects the pointing position, using a correction value determined in accordance with a tip offset which is a distance between a contact position at which the spontaneous emission pointing element comes into contact with the operation surface and an emission position of the spontaneous emission pointing element. The correction unit corrects the pointing position using a correction value varying according to a position on the operation surface..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Use of transparent photosensor array to implement integrated combinations of touch screen tactile, touch gesture sensor, color image display, hand-image gesture sensor, document scanner, secure optical data exchange, and fingerprint processing capabilities

A system and method for implementing a display with a photosensor overlay, permitting the arrangement to also serve as one or more of a proximate hand gesture sensor, light field sensor, lensless imaging camera, document scanner, fingerprint scanner, and secure optical communications interface. The resulting arrangements are accordingly advantageous for use in handheld devices such as cellphone, smartphones, pdas, tablet computers, and other such devices..

System and utilization of multiple-camera network to capture static and/or motion scenes

Various aspects of a system and method for utilization of multiple-camera network to capture static and/or motion scenes are disclosed herein. The system comprises a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (uavs).
Sony Corporation

Device and iterative phase recovery based on pixel super-resolved on-chip holography

A method for lens-free imaging of a sample or objects within the sample uses multi-height iterative phase retrieval and rotational field transformations to perform wide fov imaging of pathology samples with clinically comparable image quality to a benchtop lens-based microscope. The solution of the transport-of-intensity (tie) equation is used as an initial guess in the phase recovery process to speed the image recovery process.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Compact digital holographic microscope for planetary imaging or endoscopy

In situ investigation of microbial life in extreme environments can be carried out with microscopes capable of imaging 3-dimensional volumes and tracking particle motion. A lensless digital holographic microscope is disclosed that provides roughly 1.5 micron resolution in a compact, robust package suitable for remote deployment.
California Institute Of Technology

Mask for euv lithography, euv lithography determining a contrast proportion caused by duv radiation

A mask (m) for euv lithography includes: a substrate (7), a first surface region (a1) formed by a surface (8a) of a multilayer coating (8) embodied to reflect euv radiation (27), said surface (8a) facing away from the substrate (7), and a second surface region (a2) formed by a surface (18a) of a further coating (18) embodied to reflect duv radiation (28) and to suppress the reflection of euv radiation (27), said surface (18a) facing away from the substrate (7). The further coating is a multilayer coating (18).
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

Camera module and electronic device

A camera module that does not make a rasping noise even when being subjected to a vibration by a source of vibration is provided. A hall element that detects a displacement of an imaging lens (1) is disposed therein.
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Interchangeable lens and driving method thereof, and electronic apparatus

Provided is an interchangeable lens including: a lens position detection unit configured to detect a position of a lens; a motor configured to move a movable lens frame to which the lens is fixed; a driving state detection unit configured to detect a driving state of the motor; and a control unit configured to decide a driving speed of the motor based on a difference between a target speed, which is based on a difference between a target position of the lens acquired from an imaging device and the position of the lens detected by the lens position detection unit, and a speed according to the driving state detected by the driving state detection unit.. .
Sony Corporation

Optical element and imaging device

There is provided an optical element which is an apodized filter capable of externally controlling an optical characteristic and stable over a long period. An optical element 100 is an optical element including: a transparent electrolyte layer 110; a pair of solid electrochromic layers which sandwiches the transparent electrolyte layer 110; and further a pair of transparent conductive films 140 which sandwiches a pair of the solid electrochromic layer, wherein a pair of the solid electrochromic layers is constituted by a reduction coloring-type solid electrochromic layer 120 and an oxidation coloring-type solid electrochromic layer 130 opposing each other, the optical element including: an apodized characteristic in which transmittance increases gradually from an outer periphery toward a center in a plane orthogonal to a thickness direction of the transparent electrolyte layer 110..
Asahi Glass Company, Limited

Color separation prism and imaging device

A color separation prism includes a filter, a first prism, a second prism, and a third prism. The first prism allows incidence of light transmitted through the filter, and the first reflective film reflects a first color component of the visible light and a part of the invisible light, among the light beams incident on the first prism.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging device and data eyeglasses

An imaging device includes at least one eyeglass lens to be worn in front of the eye and a display device arranged in the edge region of the eyeglass lens, said display device including an image generator and an imaging optics arranged between the image generator and the eyeglass lens. The image generator is the start point of an imaging beam path which generates the virtual image having an image distance on the basis of the output image and which penetrates into the eyeglass lens by means of the imaging optics via the edge region of the eyeglass lens.
Carl Zeiss Smart Optics Gmbh

Imaging lens and imaging apparatus

Provided are an imaging lens and an imaging apparatus which includes this imaging lens. The imaging lens consists of, in order from an object side: a front group gf; a diaphragm st; and a rear group gr.
Fujifilm Corporation

Microscope and optically examining and/or manipulating a microscopic sample

A method for optically examining or manipulating a microscopic sample includes positioning the sample in front of a lens which is arranged both in an observation beam path and in an illumination beam path of a microscope which has a main beam splitter which separates the paths. An illumination device is selected depending on the type of sample or examination, or a manipulation of the sample to be carried out.
Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

Wafer defect inspection and review systems

imaging objectives and inspection systems equipped with such imaging objectives are disclosed. The imaging objective may include a front objective configured to produce a diffraction limited intermediate image.
Kla-tencor Corporation

Optical lens

An optical lens includes a first lens (l1), a second lens (l2), a third lens (l3), and a fourth lens (l4), which are successively coaxially arranged along the transmission direction of incident light, wherein the first lens (l1) and the fourth lens (l4) are negative meniscus lenses, the second lens (l2) is a positive meniscus lens, and the third lens (l3) is a positive plano-convex lens. The optical lens can be applied to an optical system of a laser processing device, when a utilized processing wavelength is different from a monitoring wavelength, the imaging chromatic aberration in a monitoring system may be eliminated, particularly when a wavelength of the far infrared region is utilized as a wavelength for laser processing.
Han's Laser Technology Industry Group Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging lens assembly, image capturing unit and electronic device

An optical imaging lens assembly includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element and a sixth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has a convex object-side surface.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Photographing optical lens assembly, imaging device and electronic device

A photographing optical lens assembly includes, in order form an object side to an image side, a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, and a fourth lens element. The first lens element with positive refractive power has an object-side surface being convex in a paraxial region.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system includes first through seventh lenses. The first lens includes positive refractive power, the second lens includes a positive refractive power, the third lens includes a negative refractive power, an object-side surface thereof being convex, the fourth lens includes a positive refractive power, the fifth lens includes a negative refractive power, the sixth lens includes a negative refractive power, and the seventh lens includes a negative refractive power and having an inflection point formed on an image-side surface thereof.
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Semiconductor detector for x-ray single-photon detection

A detector for detecting a single x-ray photon with high temporal resolution and high efficiency includes a semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor substrate including element(s) from each of groups iii and v of the periodic table of elements, and pixels on the substrate. Each pixel includes a semiconductor transistor including an epitaxial layer having element(s) from each of groups iii and v of the periodic table of elements, an anode electrically connected to a gate of the semiconductor transistor, and a cathode electrically connected to a drain of the semiconductor transistor.
The Research Foundation For The State University Of New York

Radiation detector for imaging applications with stabilized light output

A radiation detection system may include a detector. The detector may include a scintillator to convert ionizing radiation, which originates externally to the detector, into visible light, a sensor configured to detect the visible light from the scintillator, and a light source.
Siemens Medical Solutions U.s.a., Inc.

Network-based ultrasound imaging system

Systems and methods for network-based ultrasound imaging are provided, which can include a number of features. In some embodiments, an ultrasound imaging system images an object with three-dimensional unfocused pings and obtains digital sample sets from a plurality of receiver elements.
Maui Imaging, Inc.

Multiple pulse, lidar based 3-d imaging

Methods and systems for performing multiple pulse lidar measurements are presented herein. In one aspect, each lidar measurement beam illuminates a location in a three dimensional environment with a sequence of multiple pulses of illumination light.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc.

System and magnetic resonance imaging with prospective motion control

A system and method for directing an mri system to form echo signals from spins in a volume-of-interest (voi) includes creating an integrated pulse sequence that integrates a volume navigator pulse sequence with an imaging pulse sequence by coordinating a navigator tr with an imaging tr to preserve a steady state of magnetization in the voi associated with the imaging pulse sequence. The integrated pulse sequence includes performing the imaging pulse sequence to acquire imaging data from the voi, performing the navigator pulse sequence to acquire navigator data voi, processing the navigator data to generate motion estimates of motion in the voi, creating an updated imaging pulse sequence that prospectively corrects for the motion in the voi using the motion estimates, and repeating these steps using the updated imaging pulse sequence..
The General Hospital Corporation

Prospective respiratory triggering with retrospective validation for 4d-magnetic resonance imaging

A method of operating a magnetic resonance imaging system (10) being connectable to a respiration monitoring means (46) which is configured to provide an output signal (48) whose level represents a respiration state of the subject of interest (20), the method comprising: —a step (54) of providing a prospective acquisition scheme for acquiring magnetic resonance images at each respiration state of a set of selected respiration states of the subject of interest (20), the triggering on the selected respiration states being based on predetermined threshold output signal levels of the respiration monitoring means (46), and, during executing magnetic resonance image acquisition pursuant to the prospective acquisition scheme, a step (58) of comparing actual respiration states at which magnetic resonance images were actually acquired, with the selected respiration states according to the prospective acquisition scheme and predetermined ranges of tolerance (52) of the selected respiration states, —a step (60) of modifying the prospective acquisition scheme, if one of the actual respiration states lies outside the predetermined range of tolerance (52) of the selected respiration state, and a step (62) of proceeding execution of magnetic resonance imaging acquisition pursuant to the modified prospective acquisition scheme; and a magnetic resonance imaging system (10) comprising a control unit (26) that is configured to carry out steps of an embodiment of such a method.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Magnetic resonance imaging method

A magnetic resonance imaging method executed in a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to an embodiment comprises: applying an inversion pulse; executing a subsequent imaging sequence including an rf (radio frequency) pulse and a gradient magnetic field concurrently applied with the rf pulse in a slice direction and performing, for a slice position selected by the rf pulse and the gradient magnetic field and during a time period including a null point, data acquisition in a plurality of orientations including a center of a two-dimensional k-space.. .
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus

According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes control circuitry. The control circuitry executes, by a single protocol, acquisition of a distribution of a t1 relaxation time with a first slice as a target, and acquisition of a different kind from the distribution of the t1 relaxation time with a second slice as a target which neither overlaps nor crosses a region of interest of the first slice..
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

System and manufacturing magnetic resonance imaging gradient coil assemblies

A method of manufacturing includes producing a gradient coil assembly having one or more cooling channels for a magnetic resonance imaging system by a process that includes printing a cooling channel template having a first end, a second end, and a hollow passage extending between the first end and the second end, disposing a dielectric material over at least a portion of the cooling channel template to generate a dielectric layer having the cooling channel template, and removing the cooling channel template from the dielectric layer to thereby produce the one or more cooling channels within the dielectric layer such that the one or more cooling channels have a pattern corresponding to a geometry of the cooling channel template.. .
General Electric Company

Position accuracy inspecting method, position accuracy inspecting apparatus, and position inspecting unit

A contact position of a probe needle with respect to electrode pads 71 to 75 of a semiconductor device is inspected in advance when performing an inspection by a prober on the semiconductor device formed on a wafer w placed on a stage 11. A reticle 31 on which shapes 61 to 65 indicating positions of the probe needles are formed is placed instead of the probe needles at a position where the probe needles are arranged.
Tokyo Electron Limited

Biomarkers and methods relating to alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia in older individuals, is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure. In the past, ad could only be definitively diagnosed by brain biopsy or upon autopsy after a patient died.
King's College London

Probes for quantitative imaging of thiols in various environments

Embodiments of the present disclosure pertain to methods of detecting a thiol in an environment by exposing the environment to a probe molecule that contains a marker and a thiol responsive group. The thiol responsive group reversibly reacts with the thiol in the environment to form a probe-thiol adduct.
Baylor College Of Medicine

A protein tagging system for in vivo single molecule imaging and control of gene transcription

Methods, compositions, and kits are provided for imaging a polypeptide of interest. Methods, compositions, and kits are also provided for site-specific transcriptional regulation of one or more genetic elements..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Apparatus and x-ray phase contrast imaging

An x-ray phase contrast imaging apparatus and method of operating the same. The apparatus passes x-rays generated by an x-ray source through, in succession, a source grating, an object of interest, a phase grating, and an analyzer grating.
University Of Massachusetts

Optical geometry calibration devices, systems, and related methods for three dimensional x-ray imaging

Optical geometry calibration devices, systems, and related methods for x-ray imaging are disclosed. An optical-based geometry calibration device is configured to interface with a two-dimensional (2d) imaging device to perform three-dimensional (3d) imaging.
The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

System and hyperspectral imaging metrology

A metrology system includes an illumination source configured to generate an illumination beam, one or more illumination optics configured to direct the illumination beam to a sample, one or more collection optics configured to collect illumination emanating from the sample, a detector, and a hyperspectral imaging sub-system. The hyperspectral imaging sub-system includes a dispersive element positioned at a pupil plane of the set of collection optics configured to spectrally disperse the collected illumination, a lens array including an array of focusing elements, and one or more imaging optics.
Kla-tencor Corporation

Optical tomographic imaging method, optical tomographic imaging apparatus, and program

In a measurement by means of oct, when dispersion is present in a measured target or an optical system in the vicinity of the measured target, resolution of the measurement is degraded. One spectral interference fringe intensity is acquired when a phase difference between measurement light and reference light is not introduced, two spectral interference fringe intensities are acquired in a time-series manner when a phase difference of π is introduced, a required calculation is performed based on the intensity, and a tomographic image not having reduced resolution due to dispersion is acquired..
National Institute Of Advanced Industrial Science And Technology

Device and measurement of dispersed objects using fluorescent and non-fluorescent imaging with laser

Measuring devices and methods are described for generating microscopic fluorescence and excitation light images of dispersed objects in liquid or gas, and for analyzing the images to determine the volume fractions of dispersed objects and distinguish different types of objects by comparing the images.. .

Device, determining particle size distribution

An imaging device for determining particle size distribution including a sample receptacle containing a sample and an imager capable of capturing a plurality of images of the sample in a region of observation. The imaging device further includes a radiation source provided linearly opposite to the imager and a base platform that supports the imager and the radiation source..

Method for monitoring the filling of railway tank cars

The invention relates to the field of measurement technology, and specifically to methods for monitoring the filling of railway tanks with liquid products, petroleum, petroleum products, petrochemical products, and food products, and may be used for monitoring the level to which railway tank cars are filled during the loading of liquid products itself in order to avoid (prevent) the overfilling or underfilling of tank cars. A method for monitoring the level to which railway lank cars are filled during the loading of liquid products is characterized in that, prior to beginning to fill a tank, a calculated tank loading level (h1) is determined on the basis of the calculated temperature (t°calculated) of a product to be loaded, the calculated loading level (h1) is marked with the help of a load level monitoring device, which device includes a rod having a bar which is mounted at the calculated loading level (h1), and which device is positioned within the tank.
Zakrytoe Aktcionernoe Obschestvo "petroleum Analists"





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