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


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Image acquisition device capable of acquiring images regardless of communication state, image acquisition method, recording medium, image acquisition system, imaging device, and imaging method
The present invention is to surely acquire an image of a part according to an instruction from a video regardless of presence or absence of communication connection and a communication state. A controller unit acquires instruction information (log) as instruction information to acquire an image, where the instruction information corresponds to time information related to time to acquire the image, and acquires an image of a temporal part indicated by the time information corresponding to the instruction information, from each of plural videos recorded continuously in terms of time, synchronized with the time information corresponding to the acquired instruction information, and different in content from one another..

Methods and system for generating three-dimensional spatial images
The disclosure is directed to a 3d imaging system that generates a three-dimensional (3d) spatial image of a source content, e.g., images or videos. The source content is a two-dimensional (2d) color-encoded content in which different portions of the source content are encoded with different colors based on a depth at which the corresponding portion is to be formed relative to the other portions in the 3d spatial image.

Systems and methods for interleaving multiple active camera frames
A system for three-dimensional imaging includes a plurality of three-dimensional imaging cameras. A first camera and a second camera may have integration times that are interleaved with the readout time of the other camera to limit interference while increasing framerate and throughput..

Object detection system
A three-dimensional imaging system for imaging an object of interest present in an area about a vehicle. The system includes a camera and a control module.

Medical imaging device and medical observation system
A medical imaging device includes: a left eye imaging element including a left eye light receiving surface configured to receive left eye observation light from an observed region of a subject; and a right eye imaging element including a right eye light receiving surface configured to receive right eye observation light being an observation light from the observed region and having a parallax from the left eye observation light. The left eye imaging element and the right eye imaging element are arranged such that: short sides of the left eye light receiving surface and the right eye light receiving surface are along a direction in which an optical axes of the left eye observation light and the right eye observation light are juxtaposed with each other; and long sides of the left eye light receiving surface and long sides of the right eye light receiving surface oppose each other..

Real-time color preview generation for plenoptic imaging systems
A color preview image is generated, preferably in real-time, for a plenoptic imaging system. The raw plenoptic image has a structure containing superpixels and also contains different color channels.

Imaging apparatus and control method thereof
An imaging element captures an optical image incident through an imaging lens. A finder device is configured to be capable of observing the optical image.

Imaging system having four image sensors

An imaging system having four image sensors comprises a first dichroic filter, a second dichroic filter, and a third dichroic filter. The first dichroic filter reflects light having a first wavelength band and a second wavelength band toward a second dichroic filter, and transmits light having a third wavelength band and a fourth wavelength band toward the third dichroic filter.

System for determining device location data in a data center

A system to record equipment location in an equipment rack is disclosed. The system includes a support frame having at least one slot.

Observation device, communication cable, and imaging device

An observation device observes a sample. The observation device includes an imaging unit, a first moving mechanism, and a cooling unit.

Method and managing provisioning of an imaging system

Embodiments of the present disclosure include a system and a method of accessing a system. An embodiment is a system including an imaging system including a controller and a first camera, the controller having a communication connection configured to transmit or receive content or control signals, and a mobile device including a second camera, the mobile device having a communication interface configured to transmit or receive content or control signals with the controller, the controller being configured to compare images from the first and second cameras to allow access to the controller from the mobile device..

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program

An information processing apparatus according to the present disclosure includes: a reception unit configured to receive image-capturing information from each of a plurality of imaging apparatuses; and a color conversion information calculation unit configured to calculate, on a basis of the received image-capturing information, color conversion information for matching hues of the plurality of imaging apparatuses. With this arrangement, it is possible to prevent, in the case where a specific target entity is recognized from images captured by a plurality of cameras, variation in image information acquired between the cameras.

Imaging device and imaging system

Provided is an imaging device that performs multiple ad conversions including a first ad conversion and a second ad conversion for one pixel signal. A first memory has a bit width of n+1 bits (n is a natural number) and holds the least significant bit to the n+1th bit of a digital value obtained by the first ad conversion, and second memory has a bit width of m bits (m is a natural number) greater than n+1 bits and holds the least significant bit to the mth bit of a digital value obtained by the second ad conversion..

Full field visual-mid-infrared imaging system

An apparatus and method for generating images of specimens is disclosed. The apparatus includes an imaging system, controller, and user interface.

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: an imaging apparatus that includes an imaging element configured to capture a subject image of inside of a subject, the imaging apparatus outputting an image signal obtained by capturing the subject image by the imaging element; a control apparatus configured to process the image signal to generate a video signal for display; and a signal transmission path configured to transmit the image signal from the imaging apparatus to the control apparatus. The imaging apparatus outputs, as the image signal, pixel signals of respective pixels in a specified pixel area out of a whole pixel area of the imaging element, the specified pixel area being smaller than the whole pixel area and containing the entire subject image..

Imaging device and control method therefor

A finder is configured to be capable of observing a subject image through a finder lens. A finder information display section performs display of information in a state where the information is superimposed on the subject image, and displays first to third angle-of-view frames.

Image display device displaying partial areas and positional relationship therebetween

For example, in an operation of determining a composition while zooming in a plurality of areas and confirming positional relationship of mutual images such as, for example, a case of horizontal leveling and the like performed when a construction is photographed, it has been necessary to perform a complicated operation of repeating designation and release of zoom-in areas among the plurality of the areas. Therefore, an imaging apparatus is provided, the imaging apparatus being provided with a display unit that displays an image, and a display control unit that zooms in and displays a plurality of partial areas within the image, and also displays on the display unit positional information representing positions of the plurality of partial areas within the image..

Imaging apparatus capable of detecting and displaying information with respect to an incline thereof

An imaging apparatus including an incline detection device configured to detect an incline of the imaging apparatus, an image display device configured to display an image based on the image information, an incline computation device configured to compute an incline information that corresponds to a magnitude of the incline, an information storage device configured to store the incline information that is computed by the incline computation device, and a display processing device configured to display the image and an incline guide display corresponding to the incline information upon a screen of the image display device. The display processing device is configured to change a display format of the incline guide display in accordance with the magnitude of the incline..

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit and a transmission unit. The imaging unit is configured to capture two images that are different from each other by a predetermined amount of an optical distance (focus) between an objective lens and an imaging device having a first resolution.

Device and reducing the set of exposure times for high dynamic range video/imaging

The disclosure proposes a method for obtaining a high dynamic range (hdr) image. The method comprises storing a main set of selectable exposure times and a plurality of candidate reduced sets being respective subsets of the main set, controlling a capture of calibration images at respectively each exposure time of the main set, for each candidate reduced set, selecting the calibration images captured with the exposure times of the candidate reduced set and computing a score value depending on intensities of the selected calibration images, selecting a candidate reduced set from the candidate reduced sets on the basis of the computed score values, and controlling the capture of the plurality of images at respectively each exposure time of the selected candidate reduced set for obtaining the hdr image..

Systems and methods for improved focus tracking using a hybrid mode light source

Systems and methods disclosed herein include an imaging system that may include a laser diode source; an objective lens positioned to direct a focus tracking beam from the light source onto a location in a sample container and to receive the focus tracking beam reflected from the sample; and an image sensor that may include a plurality of pixel locations to receive focus tracking beam that is reflected off of the location in the sample container, where the reflected focus tracking beam may create a spot on the image sensor. Some examples may further include a laser diode light source that may be operated at a power level that is above a power level for operation at an amplified spontaneous emission (“ase”) mode, but below a power level for single mode operation..

Image capturing controlling the same, image stabilization controlling the same, and lens unit

An image capturing apparatus comprising: an image sensor that shoots a subject image that is incident thereon via an imaging optical system; a setting unit that sets a background flow amount in panning shooting; a calculation unit that calculates, in panning shooting, an exposure period of exposing the image sensor from the background flow amount, an angular velocity detected by a detection unit that detects an angular velocity of vibration, and a focal length of the imaging optical system, so as to obtain the background flow amount set by the setting unit; and a limitation unit that, if the exposure period calculated by the calculation unit is greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold value, limits the exposure period to the threshold value.. .

Image capturing device and manufacturing image capturing device

An image capturing device includes an imaging device, a board on which the imaging device is mounted, an optical unit that forms an image of a target object onto the imaging device, and mounting units that is used to mount the optical unit on the board. The mounting units include a first mounting unit and a second mounting unit and the board includes an attachment portion having a smooth surface.

Camera head for endoscope

A camera head for an endoscope includes a casing that forms exterior, and an imaging unit that is housed in the casing and images a subject image. The casing includes a metal exterior unit that forms at least a part of the exterior and is formed by hydroforming..

Smart non-uniformity correction systems and methods

Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an imaging device configured to determine appropriate conditions for updating non-uniformity correction (nuc) terms. In certain embodiments, the imaging device may determine when the imaging device is likely not in use and update nuc terms during the times when the imaging device is likely not in use.

Illuminated outdoor luminescence imaging of photovoltaic modules

The present disclosure relates to a method that includes applying a first condition to a photovoltaic (pv) device, and applying a second condition to the pv device, where the first condition results in a first luminescing of a surface of the pv device at a first intensity, the second condition results in a second luminescing of the surface at a second intensity, measuring the first intensity using a detector to create a first representation of the surface, measuring the second intensity using the detector to create a second representation of the surface, and comparing the first representation with the second representation to create a third representation of the surface that identifies a defect in the surface, if present.. .

Imaging apparatus and manufacturing method

The present technology relates to an imaging apparatus and a manufacturing method which enables sensitivity of an imaging apparatus using infrared rays to be improved. The imaging apparatus includes: a light-receiving element array in which a plurality of light-receiving elements including a compound semiconductor having light-receiving sensitivity in an infrared range are arrayed; a signal processing circuit that processes a signal from the light-receiving element; an upper electrode formed on a light-receiving surface side of the light-receiving element; and a lower electrode that is paired with the upper electrode, in which the light-receiving element array and the signal processing circuit are joined to each other with a film of a predetermined material, the upper electrode and the signal processing circuit are connected to each other through a through-via-hole penetrating a part of the light-receiving element, and the lower electrode is made as an electrode common to the light-receiving elements arrayed in the light-receiving element array.

Method of producing solid-state imaging device, solid-state imaging device, producing color filter, and color filter

A method of producing a color filter includes applying, on a semiconductor substrate, a first color filter material including a first resin dispersion including a first pigment and a resin material, curing the first color filter material such that a first color filter film is formed and serves as a precursor of a first color filter including the first pigment, forming a photosensitive resin mask material layer on the first color filter film, forming openings by photolithography in portions of the photosensitive resin mask material layer such that second and subsequent color filters including pigments of colors different from the first pigment are to be formed in the openings, and that portions of the first color filter film are exposed by the openings, dry-etching the portions of the first color filter film by using a dry etching gas and the photosensitive resin mask material layer as an etching mask, removing the etching mask such that the first color filter is formed, and forming the second and subsequent color filters.. .

Solid-state imaging apparatus, manufacturing the same, and imaging system

A solid-state imaging apparatus, comprising a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type provided on a substrate by an epitaxial growth method, a second semiconductor region of the first conductivity type provided on the first semiconductor region, and a third semiconductor region of a second conductivity type provided in the second semiconductor region so as to form a pn junction with the second semiconductor region, wherein the first semiconductor region is formed such that an impurity concentration decreases from a side of the substrate to a side of the third semiconductor region, and an impurity concentration distribution in the second semiconductor region is formed by an ion implantation method.. .

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

Provided is a solid-state imaging device including a lamination-type backside illumination cmos (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) image sensor having a global shutter function. The solid-state imaging device includes a separation film including one of a light blocking film and a light absorbing film between a memory and a photo diode..

X-ray microscope

To provide an x-ray microscope that has a size small enough to be brought into a room by shortening the path length, an x-ray microscope including at least one of each of an x-ray source 1, a sample holding part 3, a concave kb mirror 4, a convex kb mirror 5, and a light receiving part 8 located at a position in an imaging relation to a position of the sample holding part 3 in this order along an optical axis is fabricated.. .

Apparatus and preparing, storing, transmitting and displaying images

An imaging and display apparatus for passive displays evaluates the illumination of an input scene and incorporates data representative of such input scene within a transfer media. The transfer media may be a broadcast or transmission of image data, illumination data and gamma information that can be received by a display system, which includes a passive display illuminated by incident light, to display images while adjusting the incident light and/or gamma based on the received data.

Techniques for operating a display in the perceptual code space

A handheld imaging device has a data receiver that is configured to receive reference encoded image data. The data includes reference code values, which are encoded by an external coding system.

Method for obtaining a numerical model associating an objective measurement to a subjective sensation using ultrasound imaging technique and associated device

The invention relates to a method for obtaining a numerical model, the numerical model associating at least one objective measurement to a subjective sensation, the method comprising the steps of: a) imaging the at least one area of the brain by using unfocused waves produced by a transcranial ultrasound probe (20), to obtain at least one acquired image of the activity of the area, b) evaluating a physical quantity representative of the activity of the at least one area based on the acquired images, to obtain at least one objective measurement, c) obtaining from the subject at least one numerical value representative of a subjective sensation, and d) determining the numerical model by using the obtained objective measurement and the obtained numerical value.. .

Smart necklace for social awareness

A device for providing feedback includes an imaging device configured to capture an image of a subject, a feedback device, and a controller communicatively coupled to the imaging device and the feedback device. The controller includes at least one processor and at least one memory storing computer readable and executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the controller to determine one or more identifying characteristics of the subject, set one or more parameters for determining a facial expression of the subject in the image based on the one or more identifying characteristics of the subject, determine the facial expression of the subject in the image based on the one or more parameters, and provide the feedback with the feedback device based on the determined facial expression..

System and limiting processing by a 3d reconstruction system of an environment in a 3d reconstruction of an event occurring in an event space

A method of limiting processing by a 3d reconstruction system of an environment in a 3d reconstruction of an event includes dividing by the subdivision module the volume into sub-volumes; projecting from each camera each of the sub-volumes to create a set of sub-volumes masks relative to each camera; creating an imaging mask for each camera; comparing for each camera by the subdivision module the respective imaging mask to the respective subvolume mask and extracting at least one feature from at least one imaging mask; saving by the subdivision module the at least one feature to a subspace division mask; cropping the at least one feature from the imaging frames using the subspace division mask; and processing only the at least one feature for a 3d reconstruction. The system includes cameras for recording the event in imaging frames; and a subdivision module for dividing the volume into sub-volumes..

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An image processing apparatus generates intermediate volume data from a plurality of volume data segments obtained as time passes so as to implement high-speed volume data. A medical imaging apparatus that includes the image processing apparatus, an ultrasonic imaging apparatus, an image processing method, and a medical image generation method are disclosed.

Consistent 3d rendering in medical imaging

For three-dimensional rendering, a machine-learnt model is trained to generate representation vectors for rendered images formed with different rendering parameter settings. The distances between representation vectors of the images to a reference are used to select the rendered image and corresponding rendering parameters that provides a consistency with the reference.

Registration-based motion tracking for motion-robust imaging

System and method for processing magnetic resonance imaging (mri) data of an object to perform motion correction. The method comprises estimating, for each slice of the mri data, parameters for a state space model using a filter that predicts the location of the object for temporally adjacent slices, wherein the state space model represents motion dynamics of the object throughout acquisition of a three-dimensional volume, registering the slices to a reference image based, at least in part, on the estimated parameters, reconstructing an image based, at least in part, on the registered two-dimensional slices, and outputting the reconstructed image..

System and reconstructing an object via tomography

A method for reconstructing an object via tomography is provided. The method includes: acquiring a plurality of projections of the object at different angles via an imaging system; backprojecting each projection of the plurality to generate an intermediate image of each projection via at least one processor of the imaging system; and applying a filter to each intermediate image via the at least one processor.

Vehicular imaging system with blockage determination and misalignment correction

A vehicular imaging system includes an imaging device having a single imaging sensor capturing image data within a field of view. A control within the vehicle includes an image processor and receives image data captured by the single imaging sensor and receives vehicle data via a communication bus of the vehicle.

Dot-based time of flight

A system for three-dimensional imaging includes a structured light illuminator, an imaging sensor, and a time-of-flight controller in data communication with the structured light illuminator and the imaging sensor. The structured light illuminator provides an output light in a structured light pattern and the imaging sensor receives a reflected portion of the output light.

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

Provided is a radiation imaging apparatus including: a radiation detector configured to generate a first radiographic image and a second radiographic image based on a radiation; a scattered radiation reduction unit configured to reduce a scattered radiation component from the first radiographic image and the second radiographic image; a position alignment unit configured to perform position alignment on the first radiographic image and the second radiographic image, using the first radiographic image and the second radiographic image from which the scattered radiation component has been reduced; and a combining unit configured to combine the first radiographic image and the second radiographic image that have been subjected to the position alignment.. .

Dynamic analysis system

A dynamic analysis system includes a hardware processor and an output device. The hardware processor obtains a cycle of temporal change in a feature amount relevant to a function to be diagnosed from each of dynamic images obtained by imaging of a dynamic state of a living body with radiation.

Methods and systems for model driven multi-modal medical imaging

Systems and methods are provided for a visualization of a multi-modal medical image for diagnostic medical imaging. The systems and methods receive first and second image data sets of an anatomical structure of interest, register the first and second image data sets to a geometrical model of the anatomical structure of interest to form a registered image.

Automatic key frame detection

Apparatus and associated methods relate to estimating the key image degree of adequacy of a captured image as a function of tissue image features and a degree of abnormality based on the tissue image features for each image of a real-time series of images captured by an imaging system, and automatically identifying key images based on the key image degree of adequacy. In an illustrative example, the image may be captured by an ultrasound imaging device.

Optical distortion correction for imaged samples

Techniques are described for dynamically correcting image distortion during imaging of a patterned sample having repeating spots. Different sets of image distortion correction coefficients may be calculated for different regions of a sample during a first imaging cycle of a multicycle imaging run and subsequently applied in real time to image data generated during subsequent cycles.

Systems and methods for avoiding redundant pixel computations in an image processing pipeline

Systems and methods for processing pixels of an image at an imaging hardware device are provided. The method comprises receiving a first pixel.

Imaging device and imaging method

An imaging device includes an imaging unit, a display controller, a first selector, a second selector, and a record controller. The imaging unit acquires a plurality of items of image data captured by repeatedly imaging an object.

System and vehicle occupant identification and monitoring

An imaging system and method are provided herein. A first light source is configured to project a first illumination onto a vehicle occupant.

Method, image analyzation, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

A method performed by a computer for image analyzation includes: receiving, by a processor of the computer, an image captured by an imaging device; specifying, by the processor of the computer, first and second areas in the image; detecting, by the processor of the computer, a target object from the image in accordance with a certain pattern indicating a range of color saturation in an analysis of a color of the target object; and extending, by the processor of the computer, the range of color saturation in processing of the detecting the target object, when luminance of the first area in the image is lower than a first threshold and luminance of the second area in the image is equal to or higher than a second threshold.. .

Object tracking

Methods and systems are provided for tracking an object. The system includes a data receiving module configured to receive three dimensional imaging data and two dimensional imaging data.

Adjustable fingerprint capturing device

An adjustable fingerprint capturing device is configured to stabilize a finger of a subject. The adjustable fingerprint capturing device comprises an imaging device(s) configured to capture an image(s) of the finger.

System and document processing

Embodiments of the present invention are directed to document processing, and more particularly to systems and methods that can utilize relative positions between the content of the document and a decodable indicia affixed to the document. In one embodiment, indicia reading terminals are provided that include an imaging module for capturing a frame of image data of a document.

Systems and methods for multi-dimensional fluid modeling of an organism or organ

A multiple fluid model tool for multi-dimensional fluid modeling of a biological structure is presented. For example, a system includes a modeling component, a machine learning component, and a three-dimensional health assessment component.

Autonomous mobile robot, and method and program for controlling the same

An autonomous mobile robot includes a target acquisition unit which acquires a target by using an image obtained by an imaging unit whose field of view is able to be changed, a target movement prediction unit which predicts the destination of the target by using the image of the target, an obstacle movement prediction unit which predicts the destination of an obstacle by using an image of the obstacle, an occlusion determination unit which determines whether or not the target is occluded by the obstacle from result of the prediction by the target movement prediction unit and result of the prediction by the obstacle movement prediction unit, and a target tracking unit which changes the field of view of the imaging unit so that the area of the target coming into the field of view increases in the case where it is determined that at least a part of the target is occluded by the obstacle.. .

Holographic-like imaging devices and systems

Imaging devices or systems for providing a perception of a holographic-like or 3-dimensional image from a 2-dimensional image is provided to include: a lens having a lens axis and operating to receive a light reflecting from an object in a first direction and reflect the received light in a second direction, the object located on or around the lens axis; and a recording device arranged to receive the reflected light from the lens and records an image of an object, the image of the object having distortion information that provide a holographic-like effects.. .

Hotspot aware dose correction

A method for improving a lithographic process for imaging a portion of a design layout onto a substrate using a lithographic apparatus, the method including: obtaining a relationship of a characteristic of one or more features in the portion with respect to dose; obtaining a value of the characteristic; and obtaining a target dose based on the value of the characteristic and the relationship.. .

Continuous spherical aberration correction tube lens

Tube lenses for imaging instruments are described herein. The tube lenses may be implemented with imaging instruments that include an objective lens that is not entirely infinitely corrected.

Microscope system

A microscope system includes: a stage on which a specimen is mounted; one or more light sources configured to emit light irradiating the specimen; an illumination optical system configured to irradiate the specimen with the light; an operating unit configured to receive selection of the light sources and setting of the state and/or an amount of light; a focusing unit configured to move in a direction orthogonal to a mounting surface and adjust the distance between the stage and an objective lens; an imaging unit configured to image the observation image of the specimen and generate image data; and a combined image generating unit configured to combine the image data and generate combined image data. The microscope system enables selection of the state of optical elements constituting the illumination optical system and selection of the type, the state, and an amount of light of the light source..

Method and imaging unsectioned tissue specimens

An apparatus and method for real-time optical imaging of a tissue specimen. The apparatus comprises a primary imaging system configured to use an illumination source to acquire images of a tissue specimen through one or more spectrally separated channels, and configured to perform optical depth sectioning; an auxiliary imaging system, configured to acquire an auxiliary image of the tissue specimen; a specimen holder having a transparent window therewithin, window, the specimen holder comprising one or more position sensors, wherein the specimen holder is configured to be translatable in the specimen plane; a user input device configured to accept user input, wherein the specimen holder is configured to translate in response to the user input in real-time; a processing unit configured to execute a sequence of instructions on the sequence of images acquired by the primary imaging system, the auxiliary image, and at least one specimen holder position to generate a composite representation of the tissue specimen that includes a representation of cell nuclei in the specimen; and a display device configured to display the composite representation of the tissue specimen in real-time..

Systems and methods for improved focus tracking using a light source configuration

Provided herein is an imaging system including a light source; a first focusing lens positioned to focus a beam from the light source to a beam waist at a predetermined location along an optical path of the beam in the imaging system; a beam splitter positioned relative to the first focusing lens to receive the beam from the first focusing lens and to create first and second beams; a second focusing lens positioned to receive the first and second beams output by the beam splitter, to focus the received first and second beams to a spot sized dimensioned to fall within a sample to be image, and further positioned to receive first and second beams reflected from the sample; an image sensor positioned to receive the light beams reflected from the sample; and a roof prism positioned in the optical path between the second focusing lens and the image sensor.. .

Zoom lens and imaging apparatus

The zoom lens consisting of, in order from an object side: a first lens group that has a positive refractive power; a second lens group that has a negative refractive power; a third lens group that has a negative refractive power; an intermediate part; and a final lens group that has a positive refractive power. The first lens group consists of three lenses, and has a cemented lens which is formed by cementing at least one positive lens and at least one negative lens.

Variable magnification optical system, optical apparatus, imaging manufacturing variable magnification optical system

Comprising a positive first lens group g1 disposed at a most object side, a negative intermediate group g2 disposed at an image side of the first lens group g1, a positive focusing group g3 disposed at an image side of the intermediate group g2, the focusing group g3 being moved upon focusing, and a positive image side group g4 disposed at an image side of the focusing group g3; upon varying magnification, a distance between the first lens group g1 and the intermediate group g2, a distance between the intermediate group g2 and the focusing group g3 and a distance between the focusing group g3 and the image side group g4 being varied; and a predetermined conditional expression being satisfied. Whereby a variable magnification optical system having excellent optical performance and a focusing lens group reduced in weight in order to attain high speed focusing operation, and others are provided..

Zoom lens and imaging apparatus

The zoom lens includes, in order from the object side, a first lens group that has a positive refractive power, a second lens group that has a negative refractive power, a third lens group that has a positive refractive power, a fourth lens group that has a positive refractive power and has a stop disposed to be closest to the object side. During zooming, the second lens group and the third lens group move, and the other lens groups remain stationary.

Variable magnification optical system, optical apparatus, imaging manufacturing variable magnification optical system

Comprising a positive first lens group g1 disposed at a most object side, a negative intermediate group g2 disposed at an image side of the first lens group g1, a positive focusing group g3 disposed at an image side of the intermediate group g2, the focusing group g3 being moved upon focusing, and a positive image side group g4 disposed at an image side of the focusing group g3; upon varying magnification, a distance between the first lens group g1 and the intermediate group g2, a distance between the intermediate group g2 and the focusing group g3 and a distance between the focusing group g3 and the image side group g4 being varied; and the image side group g4 comprising, in order from an object side, a positive a group g4a, a negative b group g4b satisfying a predetermined conditional expression with respect to the a group g4a, and a c group g4c, whereby a variable magnification optical system having excellent optical performance and a focusing lens group reduced in weight in order to attain high speed focusing operation, and others are provided.. .

Optical system, imaging device, and manufacturing the optical system

In an optical system (zl) capable of imaging in a plurality of object side media (for instance, air and water) whose refractive indexes are different from each other, the optical system is composed of, in order from an object, a front lens group (g1) whose position in an optical axis fixed, and a rear lens group (for instance, g2 to g4), and the rear lens group comprises at least two moving lens groups (for instance, g2 and g3), and at least two moving lens groups in the rear lens group are moved along the optical axis upon changing between object side media.. .

Imaging optical lens system, image capturing apparatus and electronic device

An imaging optical lens system includes six lens elements, the six lens elements being, 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 has positive refractive power.

Imaging lens

νd5: abbe number at d-ray of the fifth lens.. .

Annular optical element, imaging lens assembly, imaging apparatus and electronic device

An annular optical element includes a first side surface, a second side surface, an outer annular surface and an inner annular surface. The outer annular surface connects the first side surface and the second side surface, and surrounds a central axis of the annular optical element.

Lens barrel and imaging device

A lens barrel includes a movable device to adjust an optical system, an operation section, and a display section. The operation section has a coupling section to be coupled with the movable device to control movement of the movable device.

Method for manufacturing optical lens with frosted interface

Provided is a method for manufacturing an optical lens with a frosted interface. The frosted interface is formed by laser marking between an optically effective portion and an outer portion on the optical lens.

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a stage, an imaging element, a plurality of lenses, a plurality of diaphragms, an adjuster, and a controller. Light passing through each of the plurality of lenses passes through any one of the plurality of diaphragms.

System and earth imaging using near field hydrophone data

A method is described for processing near field hydrophone (nfh) data including time or depth imaging for 3d and 4d high resolution geological interpretation. The method may include various combinations of source-nfh configurations, such as one or more nfh's mounted on both firing and or non-firing source arrays and source energy generated by cumulative air guns or air gun clusters firing on the active source array and/or individual air guns or air gun clusters firing on the active source array, whether fired simultaneously or non-simultaneously.

Systems and methods for image quality enhancement for out of focus regions for multi-head camera

A nuclear medicine (nm) multi-head imaging system is provided that includes a gantry, plural detector units mounted to the gantry, and at least one processor. Each detector unit defines a detector unit position and corresponding view oriented toward a center of the bore, and is configured to acquire imaging information over a sweep range.

A method and a system for single photon emission computed tomography (spect) imaging capable of performing a rapid acquisition of imaging data. The spect imaging system, placed at a fixed radial distance from the center of an object being imaged, includes a gamma detector and a collimator.

Imaging device and solid-state imaging element used in same

An imaging device includes: a controller which generates a light emission signal and an exposure signal; a light source unit which receives the light emission signal and emits light; a light receiver which obtains the exposure amount of reflected light at a timing in accordance with the exposure signal; and a calculator which outputs a distance signal (distance image) by calculation on the basis of the amount of signals included in imaging signals received from the light receiver. The controller generates two or more patterns of varying phase relationships between the light emission signal and the exposure signal, and outputs the light emission signal and the exposure signal in a cycle that is different between at least two of the patterns..

Accurate photo detector measurements for lidar

A light ranging system can include a laser device and an imaging device having photosensors. The laser device illuminates a scene with laser pulse radiation that reflects off of objects in the scene.

Systems and methods for performing synthetic aperture radar imaging using superchirps

Synthetic aperture radar (sar) imaging systems that transmit repeated waveforms based upon pseudonoise sequences to generate sar imaging data in accordance with various embodiments of the invention are disclosed. A synthetic aperture radar in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes: a transmitter configured to transmit superchirps, where the superchirp is generated by convolving a kernel with a pseudonoise modulated impulse sequence having a flat power spectrum; a receiver configured to receive backscatters of transmitted superchirps and digitize the received backscatters; and signal processing circuitry configured to perform matched filtering on digitized backscatters..

Time of flight imaging apparatuses and a adjusting a reference frequency

A time of flight imaging apparatus includes a plurality of sensor pixels configured to receive an external light signal modulated with an external modulation frequency. The time of flight imaging apparatus further includes pixel circuitry configured to generate a sensor pixels output signal based on the external light signal and a reference signal having a reference frequency.

Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, program, and object detection system

The present disclosure relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, a program, and an object detection system that enable an object detection to be accurately performed. A stereo camera performs imaging by a right camera and a left camera to thereby acquire a stereo image and a millimeter wave radar acquires a radar image in which a position of an object is detected in a radiation range of millimeter waves by using millimeter waves that are radio waves of a millimeter wave band.

Techniques for imaging wireless power delivery environments and tracking objects therein

Techniques are described herein for imaging static or semi-static objects in a wireless power delivery environment and tracking non-static objects contained therein. More specifically, embodiments of the present disclosure describe techniques for determining the relative locations and movement of non-static objects in a wireless power delivery environment.

Method for dixon mri, multi-contrast imaging and multi-parametric mapping with a single multi-echo gradient-recalled echo acquisition

To perform dixon mri, generate multi-contrast images, and extract multi-parametric maps, this invention presents a multi-echo gradient echo protocol with two sets of echo trains. An example implementation of the invention at 3 t acquires a short-te train (Δte˜1.2 ms, te <10 ms), which is used to map b0 inhomogeneity and proton density fat fraction (ff), and a second—susceptibility sensitive—long-te train (16 ms<te<45 ms) will enable quantification of local frequency shift (lfs) and susceptibility.

Fat suppression by combining fat saturation with fat inversion

A method of fat suppression during magnetic resonance imaging includes applying a fat suppression module to a region of interest within a subject. The fat suppression module comprises a fat-selective saturation pulse; a first spoiler gradient applied following the fat-selective saturation pulse; a fat-selective inversion pulse applied to the region of interest following a time delay; and a second spoiler gradient applied following the fat-selective inversion pulse.

Method and magnetic resonance quiet echo-planar imaging

In a method and magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus for echo-planar acquisition of mr images using multiple reception coils, an rf excitation pulse is radiated to generate transverse magnetization, and a temporal sequence of a readout gradient is activated with alternating positive and negative values, thereby producing mr signal echoes. Multiple phase-encoding gradients are activated in a temporal sequence with a value of the phase-encoding gradients being maximum when a value of the readout gradients is minimum, and vice versa.

Low field magnetic resonance imaging (mri) scanner for cardiac imaging

A low-cost magnetic resonance imaging (mri) apparatus that may be used for, e.g., cardiac mri (cmr). Cmr is a clinical imaging tool that can investigate a wide range of cardiac conditions by exploring changes in the anatomy, physiology, or dynamics of the heart.

Cable loop detection mechanism for improved mri safety

The following relates generally to ensuring patient safety while operating a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) machine. Many mri systems operate using: fiber optic cables to carry signals, electrically conductive cables to carry other signals, and radio frequency (rf) coils to create an electromagnetic field.

Magnetic pressure sensors system for measurement and imaging of steel mass

The present invention uses a magnetic source and pressure sensors mounted against a surface. Based on the mass of metal inside a volume, the magnetic source is attracted to the surface and exerts pressure on the pressure sensor that is proportional to the mass of metal being detected.

Method and system for enhancing hydrocarbon operations

A method and system are described for imaging core samples associated with a subsurface region. The imaging results may be used to create or update a subsurface model and using the subsurface model and/or imaging results in hydrocarbon operations.

Pressurized nmr core analyzer

Core samples may been collected in a subterranean formation, preserved downhole in a pressurized nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) core holder (1) comprising components for nmr imaging and (2) capable of maintaining the core samples at downhole fluid saturation state. For example, a pressurized nmr core holder may comprise a housing capable of containing downhole fluid pressures; a coil holder lining an inside of the housing and defining a core chamber; and one or more nmr coils maintained in a longitudinal position along the housing by the coil holder.

Method for manufacturing high aspect ratio structure, a manufacturing ultrasonic probe, high aspect ratio structure, and x-ray imaging apparatus

In respective methods for manufacturing a high aspect ratio structure and an ultrasonic probe, a plurality of holes extending in a direction crossing a main surface of a substrate are formed, a plurality of first regions and second regions excluding the first regions from the main surface are periodically defined, and partition walls between the plurality of holes formed in the substrate corresponding to the first regions are removed by etching so that part of each of the partition walls within a predetermined range excluding a bottom portion is left. A high aspect ratio structure and an x-ray imaging apparatus include, over a side wall, a porous member including a plurality of holes extending in a direction crossing a grating surface within a predetermined range excluding a bottom portion in each of a plurality of recesses in a grating..

Methods and fluorescence lifetime imaging with pulsed light

A light source may illuminate a scene with pulsed light that is pulsed non-periodically. The scene may include fluorescent material that fluoresces in response to the pulsed light.

Methods and fluorescence lifetime imaging with periodically modulated light

A light source may illuminate a scene with amplitude-modulated light. The scene may include fluorescent material.

Leak detection for fluid distribution networks using hyperspectral imaging

Implementations are directed to detecting a fluid leak by performing operations including: capturing, by one or more digital cameras, at least one image, the one or more digital cameras being included in an imaging system attached to a vehicle moving between geographical locations, and the at least one image corresponding to a geographical location, generating, by one or more fluid detectors, spectral data indicative of at least one fluid at the geographical location, receiving from the one or more digital cameras the at least one image, and from the one or more fluid detectors, the spectral data of the fluid at the geographical location, and providing an output signal based on the at least one image and the spectral data, the output signal indicating a fluid leak.. .

Color measurement apparatus and color information processing apparatus

A color measurement apparatus includes at least one illuminator, an imager, and circuitry. The circuitry is configured to normalize each pixel included in an imaging region of one of the spectral reflectance images of the measurement target irradiated with light at a specific illumination angle of the plurality of illumination angles, with one of the spectral reflectance images of the reference object irradiated with light at the specific illumination angle, for each of the plurality of illumination angles so as to generate normalized spectral reflectance images of the measurement target.

Vehicle display device, display method and display program

A vehicle display device includes a video acquisition unit configured to acquire videos obtained by imaging the surroundings of a vehicle; a bird's-eye view video generator configured to generate a bird's-eye view video that is obtained by performing viewpoint conversion on the videos acquired by the video acquisition unit to realize a view from above the vehicle and synthesizing a virtual vehicle video representing a positon of the vehicle; an object specifying unit configured to specify a direction-indicated object as a specified object; a positional information acquisition unit configured to acquire positional information about the specified object; a vehicle information acquisition unit configured to acquire a current position and a travel direction of the vehicle; a direction specifying unit configured to specify a direction of the specified object radially from the vehicle; and a display controller.. .

Video sensor fusion and model based virtual and augmented reality systems and methods

Techniques are disclosed for systems and methods for video based sensor fusion with respect to mobile structures. A mobile structure may include at least one imaging module and multiple navigational sensors and/or receive navigational data from various sources.

Apparatus and methods for mirror tunnel imaging device and for providing pseudobessel beams in a miniaturized optical system for imaging

Exemplary apparatus and method are provided for illuminating a sample. With such exemplary apparatus and/or method, it is possible to, using at least one source arrangement, provide at least one first electro-magnetic radiation.

Method and system for enhancing hydrocarbon operations

A method and system are described for imaging core samples associated with a subsurface region. The imaging results may be used to create or update a subsurface model and using the subsurface model and/or imaging results in hydrocarbon operations.

Acoustic imaging agent

An imaging agent, a method of production of the imaging agent, and the use of the imaging agent for microseismic monitoring of subterranean formations such as those generated during hydraulic fracturing. The acoustic emitting agent is tailorable for emission delay to ensure placement and frequency emission profiles for well region differentiation.

Laser line illuminator for high throughput sequencing

Imaging systems including an objective lens and a line generation module are described herein. The objective lens may focus a first light beam emitted by the line generation module and a second light beam emitted by the line generation module at a focal point external to a sample so as to adjust line width.

Therapeutic and imaging compositions and uses thereof

Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to polyrotaxanes comprising a poloxamer core and at least one cyclodextrin and methods for treating niemann-pick type c (npc) and imaging (e.g., mri) using the polyrotaxanes various embodiments of the present invention.. .

Humanized anti-tf-antigen antibodies

Provided are humanized monoclonal antibodies (mabs) or fragments thereof that bind with specificity to the thomsen-friedenreich (tf) human tumor antigen. Three distinct variable heavy and three variable light chains are provided, and can be combined to make a total of twenty-five distinct heavy and light chain combinations.

Psma imaging agents

Compounds for targeting and agents for imaging, prostate-specific membrane antigen (psma) are disclosed. Methods of synthesizing compounds and imaging agents, as well as methods for imaging psma are also disclosed.

Acene-based transmitter molecules for photon upconversion

Provided herein are transmitter ligands that improve photon upconversion of near infrared light (nir) to visible light. The presently provided ligands are complexed to semiconductor nanocrystals and improve triplet energy transfer from semiconductor nanocrystal to annihilator in triplet-triplet annihilation.

Imaging agents for neural flux

Provided herein are radiolabeled compounds useful for non-invasive imaging techniques. An exemplary radiolabeled compound provided herein is useful as a radiotracer for positron emission tomography.

Systems and methods for tool-less manufacturing of thermoplastic parts

A system for manufacturing a thermoplastic object may include a robotic arm configured to dispense thermoplastic material, a support apparatus, a computing device and an imaging system. The imaging system may scan thermoplastic material dispensed by the first robotic arm and create a three-dimensional scan model.

End effector, hand device and robot equipped with the same

A hand section 40 includes a hand base section 40a attached to a link section, a first finger section 40b provided to extend in a direction non-parallel with a direction toward a tip end portion from a base end portion of the hand base section 40a, from the tip end portion of the hand base section 40a, and a camera 40f provided at a side surface of the hand base section 40a, and capable of imaging a sideward of the hand base section 40a.. .

Manipulator system

A manipulator system configured to perform a work to a workpiece being moved by a moving device, includes a robotic arm, having one or more joints and to which a tool configured to perform the work to the workpiece is attached, an operating device configured to operate the robotic arm, a first imaging means configured to image the workpiece, while following the movement of the workpiece, a second imaging means fixedly provided in a work area to image a situation of the work to the workpiece, a displaying means configured to display an image imaged by the first imaging means and an image imaged by the second imaging means, and a control device configured to control the operation of the robotic arm based on an operating instruction of the operating device, while detecting a moving amount of the workpiece being moved by the moving device and carrying out a tracking control of the robotic arm according to the moving amount of the workpiece.. .

Systems and deep brain stimulation therapy

A system and method for performing deep brain stimulation (dbs) therapy are provided. The method and system include pre-operatively acquiring at least one pre-operative image of the brain with at least one imaging sub-system and determining a location of a nucleus basalls of meynert (nbm) for therapy in the at least one pre-operative image, and intra-operatively acquiring at least one intra-operative image of the brain after obtaining an access opening through the skull.

Droplet measurement system, droplet measurement method and computer readable recording device

A droplet measurement system is provided with: an imaging device placed to locate a tip part of a nozzle and the entire liquid hanging down from the nozzle within a field of view; an image generation unit that generates a plurality of images that capture the state in which droplets are dripping down from the nozzle based on image data output from the imaging device; a dripping detection unit that detects, from the plurality of images, a dripping-detected image in which the fact that a droplet has departed from the nozzle is detected; and a volume calculation unit that calculates the volume of the droplet based, at least, on an image-before-dripping, which is generated a predetermined number of frames before the dripping-detected image and capturing liquid hanging down from the nozzle and on a reference image that captures at least the tip part of the nozzle.. .

Dab-4 linked nitroxide citrate, useful as mri contrast agent

A method of imaging a joint of a subject comprises administering to the subject an amount of a salt of dab-4 linked nitroxide citrate effective to enhance an mri image of the joint and taking an mri image of said joint.. .

Coated plant virus imaging agents

An imaging nanoparticle comprising a plant virus particle having an interior surface and an exterior surface, an imaging agent that is linked to the interior and/or exterior surface, and a layer of biocompatible mineral such as silica coated over the exterior surface, is described. The imaging nanoparticle can be used in method of generating an image of a tissue region of a subject, by administering to the subject a diagnostically effective amount of an imaging nanoparticle and generating an image of the tissue region of the subject to which the imaging nanoparticle has been distributed..

Core-satellite nanocomposites for mri and photothermal therapy

The present invention provides methods, compositions, systems, and kits comprising core-satellite nanocomposites useful for photothermal and/or mri applications (e.g., tumor treatment and/or imaging). In certain embodiments, the core-satellite nanocomposites comprise: i) a core nanoparticle complex comprising a biocompatible coating surrounding a nanoparticle core, and ii) at least one satellite component attached to, or absorbed to, the biocompatible coating.

Conjugates for treating diseases caused by psma expressing cells

The invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of pathogenic cell populations. In particular, the invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of diseases caused by psma expressing cells, such as prostate cancer cells, using compounds capable of targeting psma expressing cells..

Conjugates for treating diseases caused by psma expressing cells

The invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of pathogenic cell populations. In particular, the invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of diseases caused by psma expressing cells, such as prostate cancer cells, using compounds capable of targeting psma expressing cells..

Conjugates for treating diseases caused by psma expressing cells

The invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of pathogenic cell populations. In particular, the invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of diseases caused by psma expressing cells, such as prostate cancer cells, using compounds capable of targeting psma expressing cells..

Conjugates for treating diseases caused by psma expressing cells

The invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of pathogenic cell populations. In particular, the invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of diseases caused by psma expressing cells, such as prostate cancer cells, using compounds capable of targeting psma expressing cells..

Conjugates for treating diseases caused by psma expressing cells

The invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of pathogenic cell populations. In particular, the invention described herein pertains to the diagnosis, imaging, and/or treatment of diseases caused by psma expressing cells, such as prostate cancer cells, using compounds capable of targeting psma expressing cells..

Use of glucocorticoid receptor modulators in the treatment of catecholamine-secreting tumors

Novel methods of treating tumors, including neuroendocrine tumors (net), such as a catecholamine-secreting tumor (cst), are disclosed. The methods include treating cushing's syndrome in a cushing's syndrome patient having a net, such as a cst.

Nanocrystals, compositions, and methods that aid particle transport in mucus

Nanocrystals, compositions, and methods that aid particle transport in mucus are provided. In some embodiments, the compositions and methods involve making mucus-penetrating particles (mpp) without any polymeric carriers, or with minimal use of polymeric carriers.

Compositions and methods for ophthalmic and/or other applications

Particles, compositions, and methods that aid particle transport in mucus are provided. The particles, compositions, and methods may be used, in some instances, for ophthalmic and/or other applications.

Depth-encoded fiducial marker for intraoperative surgical registration

Methods and systems of performing intraoperative image registration during a medical procedure are described. A depth-encoded marker is provided to an object of interest.

Virtual surgery planning system and method

Systems and methods are disclosed herein. According to one example, the method can comprise imaging a target location of an anatomy of a patient to collect image data regarding at least one of a bone size, a bone orientation and a bone shape of the patient, displaying based upon the collected image data one or more patient-specific characteristics of the anatomy of the patient, and determining one or more of a size, a shape and an orientation for at least one bone graft based at least in part upon the one or more patient-specific characteristics of the anatomy of the patient.

Handles for needle assemblies

An impact or extension handle for a needle assembly such as a jamshidi needle can include an attachment portion and a handle portion. The impact or extension handle can also include an impact strikeplate.

Handles for needle assemblies

An impact or extension handle for a needle assembly such as a jamshidi needle can include an attachment portion and a handle portion. The impact or extension handle can also include an impact strikeplate.

Medical image capturing control device, method, and program

An imaging conditions acquisition unit acquires imaging conditions relevant to the positioning of an irradiation device and a radiation detector for acquiring a medical image. An imaging control unit controls the irradiation device and the like so as to acquire a pre-shot image or the medical image of the subject.

Motion artifact suppression for three-dimensional parametric ultrasound imaging

Motion artifacts are suppressed for three-dimensional parametric ultrasound imaging. Motion tracking is performed so that the parameter values derived over time are based on return from the same locations.

System and method to find improved views in transcatheter valve replacement with combined optical shape sensing and ultrasound image guidance

A system for finding improved views includes a shape sensing optical fiber system (104) disposed on or in a prosthesis (102) to track the prosthesis in a volume. A real-time imaging system (110) employs a non-ionizing radiation source to image the volume having the prosthesis and reference positions in the volume.

Image displaying device, image processing device, radiographic imaging system, sectional image displaying method, and non-transitory computer readable medium

The present invention provides an image displaying device including: a display section that displays a pair of mutually related sectional images; a reception section that, for one of the sectional image pair, receives a successive change instruction for a slice position; a generation section that generates a combined sectional image, corresponding to the slice position of the one sectional image, from the other sectional image of the pair; and a controller that, in cases in which the reception section has received the successive change instruction, effects control to switch display of the one sectional image from the one sectional image being displayed to the one sectional image that corresponds to the slice position indicated in the instruction, and, in conjunction with switching, to successively switch display of the other sectional image from the other sectional image that is being displayed to the combined sectional image.. .

X-ray fluoroscopic imaging apparatus

An x-ray fluoroscopic imaging apparatus includes an operation element that includes a motion axis selection switch and a plurality of direction switches; and a control element that controls a shifting of a relative location between an imaging element and a table relative to a motion-axis by the motion-axis selection switch to a shiftable predetermined motion-axis mode.. .

Guidance system for localization and cannulation of the coronary sinus

A high contrast instrument, such as a radiopaque portion, can be captured and/or viewed in an image that is acquired with an imaging system, such as with a fluoroscopic imaging system. A statistical model can be used to assist in identifying a possible or probable location of a target.

Method for identifying human joint characteristics

A method for identifying human joint characteristics, the method including the steps of: placing an item with a known characteristic near the joint, using a mobile imaging device, taking at least one image of the joint, and using the image and the known characteristic of the item to determine a joint characteristic of the joint.. .

Method for identifying human joint characteristics

A method for identifying human joint characteristics, the method including the steps of: using a mobile imaging device, taking at least one image of the joint, and then identifying a joint pain location by identifying three different locations in the image near the joint, so that a center point between the locations can be triangulated.. .

Magnetic resonance projection for constructing four-dimensional image information

Apparatus and techniques are described herein for nuclear magnetic resonance (mr) projection imaging. Such projection imaging may be used for generating four-dimensional (4d) imaging information representative of a physiologic cycle of a subject, such as including generating two or more two-dimensional (2d) images, the 2d images comprising projection images representative of different projection angles, and the 2d images generated using imaging information obtained via nuclear magnetic resonance (mr) imaging, assigning the particular 2d images to bins at least in part using information indicative of temporal positions within the physiologic cycle corresponding to the particular 2d images, constructing three-dimensional (3d) images using the binned 2d images, and constructing the 4d imaging information, comprising aggregating the 3d images..

Medical imaging and efficient sharing of medical imaging information

An mri image processing and analysis system may identify instances of structure in mri flow data, e.g., coherency, derive contours and/or clinical markers based on the identified structures. The system may be remotely located from one or more mri acquisition systems, and perform: perform error detection and/or correction on mri data sets (e.g., phase error correction, phase aliasing, signal unwrapping, and/or on other artifacts); segmentation; visualization of flow (e.g., velocity, arterial versus venous flow, shunts) superimposed on anatomical structure, quantification; verification; and/or generation of patient specific 4-d flow protocols.

Medical imaging and efficient sharing of medical imaging information

An mri image processing and analysis system may identify instances of structure in mri flow data, e.g., coherency, derive contours and/or clinical markers based on the identified structures. The system may be remotely located from one or more mri acquisition systems, and perform: error detection and/or correction on mri data sets (e.g., phase error correction, phase aliasing, signal unwrapping, and/or on other artifacts); segmentation; visualization of flow (e.g., velocity, arterial versus venous flow, shunts) superimposed on anatomical structure, quantification; verification; and/or generation of patient specific 4-d flow protocols.

Chronic total occlusion crossing devices with imaging

An imaging device includes a hollow flexible shaft having a central longitudinal axis and an imaging window therein. An optical fiber extends within the hollow flexible shaft substantially along the central axis.

Systems and methods for swept-source optical coherence tomographic vibrography

Systems and methods are provided for performing oct vibrography based on the synchronization of components of the oct vibrography system. An a-scan trigger is employed to synchronize the operation of the scanning subsystem that scans the sample beam and an acoustic stimulus source that generates an acoustic stimulus for vibrographic measurements.

Devices, methods, and systems of functional optical coherence tomography

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for the determining a rate of change of one or more analyte concentrations in a target using non invasive non contact imaging techniques such as oct. Generally, oct data is acquired and optical information is extracted from oct scans to quantitatively determine both a flow rate of fluid in the target and a concentration of one or more analytes.

Methods for high sensitivity flow visualization

Various systems and methods for improved oct angiography imaging are described. An example method of identifying intraretinal fluid in optical coherence tomography (oct) image data of an eye includes collecting oct image data using an oct system.

Medical endoscope system

A medical endoscope system adapted to be inserted into a living body to image an interior of the living body includes: an imaging device that includes a distal end part inserted into the living body to illuminate the living body, and condenses light from the living body to generate two imaging signals having parallaxes; first and second light source units configured to generate first illumination light and second illumination light for illuminating the living body respectively, and supply the first illumination light and the second illumination light to the imaging device; and a display image generation unit configured to generate a display image signal based on the two imaging signals from the imaging device.. .

Otoscope

The present invention refers to an otoscope (10) comprising a handle portion (12) allowing a user to manipulate the otoscope (10) during its application; and a head portion (14) exhibiting a substantially tapering form extending along a longitudinal axis (a) of the head portion (14), wherein the head portion (14) has a proximal end (16) adjacent to the handle portion (12) and a smaller distal end (18) configured to be introduced in an ear canal of a patient's outer ear. The otoscope (10) further comprises an optical electronic imaging unit positioned at the distal end (18) of the head portion (14), especially at a distal tip (35) of the head portion (14), wherein the electronic imaging unit (40) exhibits at least one optical axis (x; x1, x2) which is positioned radially off-set from the longitudinal axis (a), and wherein the distal end (18) is configured for accommodating the electronic imaging unit (40) in such a way that the radial offset (r1) can be maximum with respect to the diameter of the distal end (18)..

Handheld surgical endoscope

A handheld surgical endoscope has a disposable, single-use portion that includes a fluid hub and cannula, and a re-usable portion that includes a handle and display module. The distal tip includes led illumination and an imaging module that feeds live video to the display module.

Systems and apparatuses to apply a material to a nail

Systems and apparatuses to apply a material to a nail are herein disclosed. In one aspect, embodiments of the present disclosure include apparatus having a receiving unit adapted to receive or hold an external device, an applicator unit to apply the material to the nail, and/or a position aiding unit operably coupled to the applicator unit.

Vision system with tail positioner

A system includes a robotic arm, an imaging device coupled to the robotic arm, a board coupled to the robotic arm, and a processor. The imaging device captures imaging data of a rearview of a dairy livestock through a field of view of the imaging device.

Sony Corporation

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Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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Devices and methods for an imaging system with a dual camera architecture

An electronic device can include a first image sensor configured to capture a first image of a field of view and a second image sensor configured to capture a second image of the field of view. The electronic device can include a color filter adjacent to the second image sensor such that the field of view is viewable by the second image sensor through the color filter.
Google Llc

3d imaging, ranging, and/or tracking using active illumination and point spread function engineering

Imaging systems and imaging methods are disclosed to estimate a three-dimensional position of an object at a scene and/or generate a three-dimensional image of the scene. The imaging system may include, for example, one or many light sources; an optical system configured to direct light from the one or more light sources into a pattern onto the scene; a mask; a detector array disposed to receive light from the scene through the mask; and at least one processor communicatively coupled with the detector and configured to estimate a depth of a particle within the scene..
The Regents Of The University Of Colorado, A Body Corporate

Filtering imaging system and applications thereof

The disclosure describes the use of image sensors in a variety of different imaging applications. In some implementations, the pixels of an image sensor may be configured (e.g., programmed) with one or more analog filters to sense a variety of things, including, for example: average intensity and color (like a standard camera), 3d depth (like a time of flight or structured light camera), changes and/or motion in an image (like an event based camera), spectral reflectance (like a spectroscopy camera), and many other features of an imaged scene or object.
Mems Start, Llc

Ruggedized modular marine display

An image module comprising: (a) an imaging device that graphically or pictorially captures images of underwater sea life (b) a module housing including one or more components that processing an image generated by the imaging device; wherein the image module is discrete from a marine display and is capable of being connected to the marine display so that the graphic or pictorial images of underwater seal life captured by the imaging device are displayed.. .
Electronic Technologies, Llc, D/b/a Versa Electronics

Imaging apparatus, imaging method, and program

An imaging apparatus can communicate with an external apparatus via a network. The imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image of a target object, a coding unit configured to compress a video captured by the imaging unit, and a reception unit configured to receive at least two types of coding method setting commands, which can be used to set a coding method to be used by the coding unit, via the network.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus that realize a high frame rate image capture without deteriorating an image quality. A floating diffusion holds a charge accumulated on one or more photoelectric conversion units.
Sony Corporation

Inspection device, image processing device, correction value calculating method, image processing method and computer readable recording medium

An inspection device includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire dark-time image data generated in a state where the imaging element is shielded from light; a first generation unit configured to generate average added image data by adding up the dark-time image data and dividing the added-up result by number of frames; a second generation unit configured to generate difference image data in which the average added image data is subtracted from the image data; a first calculation unit configured to calculate, as a lateral streak noise index, a statistical value of the difference image data; a second calculation unit configured to calculate the lateral streak noise indices; a third calculation unit configured to calculate, as the correction value, the correlation degree having a minimum value among the lateral streak noise indices; and a recording control unit configured to record the correction value in a recording unit.. .
Olympus Corporation

Signal processing device, imaging element, and electronic apparatus

A signal processing device of the present technology includes: a comparison unit configured to compare a signal level of an analog signal with a signal level of a reference signal; a selection unit configured to select, from a plurality of reference signals, the reference signal to be supplied to the comparison unit; and a switching unit capable of switching a signal line connected to an input terminal of the comparison unit such that a signal line via which the reference signal selected by the selection unit is transmitted is connected to the input terminal of the comparison unit, wherein the comparison unit includes a floating node as the input terminal, the selection unit includes a signal line in which a parasitic capacitance is caused between the signal line and the floating node as the input terminal of the comparison unit, and the signal line of the selection unit is configured to transmit an identical level of signal in multiple comparison processes performed by the comparison unit. The present technology is applicable to, e.g., an imaging element and an electronic apparatus..

Solid-state image sensor and imaging apparatus

A solid-state image sensor includes a pixel array including a plurality of pixel sub-arrays arranged in a main scanning direction, each of the pixel sub-arrays having a plurality of pixels two-dimensionally arranged to form a plurality of rows along the main scanning direction and a plurality of columns along the sub-scanning direction. The solid-state image sensor further includes control lines, signal lines, a pixel control circuit, and a read out circuit.

Image blur correction apparatus, control method, imaging apparatus, and lens apparatus

An imaging system includes an angular velocity sensor configured to detect shake, and controls driving of a shift lens group on the basis of a shake detection signal and corrects image blur. A motion vector detection unit detects a motion vector from a plurality of captured images.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Camera shooting information generation apparatus, camera shooting information generation method, imaging apparatus, frame data search apparatus, and automatic tracking camera shooting system

A camera shooting information generation apparatus generates extended umid data having basic umid data serving as a unique identifier identifying material data globally uniquely, and a source pack including information on altitude, longitude, and latitude, each of which is constituted of 8 nibbles, wherein first to fifth nibbles of the altitude indicate last 5 digits of a value of an altitude relative to the sea level of the local geoid, an eighth nibble of the altitude indicates whether the altitude relative to the sea level of the local geoid has a positive value or a negative value and a description target of the source pack, a seventh nibble of the altitude indicates: the number of gps satellites each serving as a transmission source of a signal received when a camera shooting position of an imaging apparatus is detected; a first flag indicating whether a supportive apparatus is used when the camera shooting position is detected; and a second flag indicating which one of the first digit of the value of the altitude relative to the sea level of the local geoid and a pdop value of the detected camera shooting position is specified at a sixth nibble of the altitude, and the sixth nibble of the altitude indicates either the first digit of the value of the altitude or the pdop value. The camera shooting information generation apparatus includes a fixed value setting unit configured to invalidate a value set as the pdop value at the sixth nibble by setting, at the seventh nibble, a first fixed value which indicates: the number of the gps satellites being no more than two; and the flag indicating the pdop value being specified at the sixth nibble, and which is unused in a format specification of the extended umid data, a camera shooting azimuth setting unit configured to set a value of a camera shooting azimuth of the imaging apparatus at the sixth nibble, an altitude setting unit configured to set a value of the altitude relative to the sea level of the local geoid, and an extended umid data generation unit configured to generate the extended umid data in which values are set by the fixed value setting unit, the camera shooting azimuth setting unit, and the altitude setting unit..
Soliton Systems, K.k.

Imaging apparatus, image processing device, imaging method, and computer-readable recording medium

An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit configured to continuously capture images to sequentially generate image data; a combining unit configured to combine a plurality of sets of the image data generated by the imaging unit to generate composite image data; a display unit configured to display a composite image corresponding to the composite image data generated by the combining unit; an operating unit configured to receive an operation for the image data to be left in the composite image selected from among a plurality of sets of the image data combined into the composite image displayed by the display unit; and a control unit configured to cause the combining unit to combine at least two sets of the image data selected in accordance with the operation of the operating unit to generate a new set of the composite image data.. .
Olympus Corporation

Control method, control device, and electronic apparatus

A control method of an electronic apparatus includes determining whether an imaging device is in focus when an imaging command is received; deciding a threshold of an imaging wait time based on a current frame rate of the imaging device and a preset focusing frame number when the imaging device is not in focus; controlling a focusing process of the imaging device when the imaging wait time is less than the threshold; and controlling the imaging device for imaging when the imaging wait time being greater than or equal to the threshold. A control device for carrying out the control method and an electronic apparatus having the control device are also provided..
Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus and control method therefor, and external device

An imaging apparatus includes a shake detection unit in the main body and detects an amount of the shaking. A system control unit acquires frequency information by communication from an external device mounted on the main body.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

High resolution turbulence free imaging

A camera and imaging method with nonclassical imaging resolution, for applications in long-distance imaging, such as satellite and aircraft-to-ground based distant imaging, utilizing an intensity-fluctuation correlation measurement of thermal light.. .
University Of Maryland Baltimore County

Spectrally shaped tunable short-cavity laser

A tunable source includes a short-cavity laser optimized for performance and reliability in ssoct imaging systems, spectroscopic detection systems, and other types of detection and sensing systems. The short cavity laser has a large free spectral range cavity, fast tuning response and single transverse, longitudinal and polarization mode operation, and includes embodiments for fast and wide tuning, and optimized spectral shaping.
Praevium Research, Inc.

Semiconductor ingot inspecting method and apparatus, and laser processing apparatus

Disclosed herein is an inspecting method for a semiconductor ingot in which modified layers parallel to an upper surface of the ingot and cracks extending from each modified layer are previously formed as a separation start point. The inspecting method includes a light applying step of applying light from a light source to the upper surface of the ingot, the light impinging on the upper surface at a predetermined incidence angle, a projected image forming step of reflecting the light on the upper surface of the ingot to obtain reflected light and then forming a projected image from the reflected light, the projected image showing the emphasis of asperities generated on the upper surface of the ingot due to the formation of the modified layers and the cracks inside the ingot, an imaging step of detecting the projected image to form a detected image, and a determining step of comparing the detected image with preset conditions to determine the condition of the modified layers and the cracks..
Disco Corporation

Patterned substrate imaging using multiple electron beams

A method for imaging a surface of a substrate using a multi-beam imaging system includes: modifying an electron beam using a multipole-field device; generating beamlets from the electron beam using a beam-splitting device having multiple apertures; in response to projecting foci of the beamlets onto the surface, driving the beamlets using a deflector set to scan a region of the surface for receiving signals based on electrons scattered from the region; and determining an image of the region for inspection based on the signals. The multi-beam imaging system includes: an electron source; a first multipole-field device for beam shaping and beam aberration correction; a beam-splitting device; a projection lens set; a deflector set; an objective lens set; a detector array; a second multipole-field device; a processor; and a memory storing instructions to determine an image of the region for inspection based on the signals..
Dongfang Jingyuan Electron Limited

Method and data processing unit for selecting a protocol for a medical imaging examination

A method is for selecting a protocol for a medical imaging examination. In an embodiment, the method includes providing a plurality of protocols; providing a classification system for medical imaging examinations having a plurality of hierarchically ordered categories; determining a node from the quantity of nodes belonging to the set of nodes by which the medical imaging examination can be identified, and to which one protocol respectively is assigned whose category relative to the categories of the other nodes of this quantity is lowest; and selecting the protocol, assigned to the determined node, for the medical imaging examination..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Temporal processes for aggregating multi dimensional data from discrete and distributed collectors to provide enhanced space-time perspective

At a central controlling system, a composite map is constructed based on a previous dataset that includes (a) images of a target obtained by imaging devices at a first time, and (b) respective meta data associated with the images. Imaging devices collect image data during a second time after the first time.
Galileo Group, Inc.

Information processing apparatus, method and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus configured to store a plurality of images captured by an imaging device, store first position information and first orientation information indicating positions and orientations of the imaging device in capturing of each of the plurality of images, identify, among from the plurality of images, a first image resembling a second image, identify a first area included in the first image, identify a second area, included in the second image, corresponding to the first area, identify second position information and second orientation information indicating a position and an orientation of the imaging device respectively in capturing of the second image, based on a comparison between a first luminance of a first pixel included in the first area and a second luminance of a second pixel included in the second area and the first position information and the first orientation information of the first image.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Display system and display method

A display system includes: an imaging unit that images a mold from below; and a display unit that displays an image taken by the imaging unit together with a carry-in range of the mold in order to transport the mold in place between the stationary platen and the moving platen.. .
Fanuc Corporation

Multi-spectrum illumination-and-sensor module for head tracking, gesture recognition and spatial mapping

A device and method use multiple light emitters with a single, multi-spectrum imaging sensor to perform multi-modal infrared light based depth sensing and visible light based simultaneous localization and mapping (slam). The multi-modal infrared based depth sensing may include, for example, any combination of infrared-based spatial mapping, infrared based hand tracking and/or infrared based semantic labeling.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Device, digitally modeling rock specimens

Disclosed is a device for capturing digital images of a rock specimen in a region of interest. The device includes an inner chamber having a wall surrounding the region of interest, the chamber having a specimen support structure at the bottom of the region of interest and an open top opposite the specimen support structure, the specimen support structure dimensioned to receive and support an elongate core sample in an upright orientation within the region of interest; an imaging system associated with the chamber and comprising multiple digital imaging devices spaced around the region of interest, each digital imaging device oriented to have a respective field of view encompassing the region of interest; an illumination system associated with the chamber and switchable between a first illumination state and a second illumination state and comprising a plurality of illumination sources spaced around the region of interest, the illumination sources operable to direct intersecting illumination patterns into the region of interest; and a control system coordinating the imaging system and the illumination system to capture a first set of digital images during the first illumination state and a second set of images during the second illumination state.
Vektore Exploration Consulting Corporation

Method for checking a medical image and adapting an examination protocol during a medical imaging examination

A method is for checking a medical image with regard to a processing of the medical image via an image processing module. The method includes providing at least one input requirement of the image processing module relating to at least one image parameter of the medical image; providing the at least one image parameter of the medical image; and checking whether the at least one image parameter fulfills the at least one input requirement..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Systems and methods for medical imaging of patients with medical implants for use in revision surgery planning

Systems and methods are provided for processing medical images to generate information useful for planning or guiding revision surgeries, designing implants for use in revisions surgeries, or generally evaluating the bone architecture of a subject. The medical images may be x-ray images, such as those acquired with a computed tomography (“ct”) system, magnetic resonance images, such as those acquired with a magnetic resonance imaging (“mri”) system, or ultrasound images, such as those acquired with an ultrasound imaging system.
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Imaging imaging objects with reduced image blur

An imaging device is presented for use in an imaging system capable of improving the image quality. The imaging device has one or more optical systems defining an effective aperture of the imaging device.
Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.

Systems and methods for noise reduction in imaging

Systems and methods are provided for the denoising of images in the presence of broadband noise based on the detection and/or estimation of in-band noise. According to various example embodiments, an estimate of broadband noise that lies within the imaging band is made by detecting or characterizing the out-of-band noise that lies outside of the imaging band.
Sunnybrook Research Institute

Image processing device, image processing method and computer readable medium

The present invention is provided with a boundary calculation unit (110) to calculate a boundary position (180) being a basis for dividing a common area into a side of the first imaging device (210) and a side of the second imaging device (220), a selection unit (130) to select a bird's-eye view image wherein distortion in an image of a three-dimensional object is less as a selected image (330), out of the first bird's-eye view image (311) and the second bird's-eye view image (321) based on the boundary position (180) and a position of the three-dimensional object, and an image generation unit (140) to generate an area image (340) based on an image other than the common area in the first bird's-eye view image (311), an image other than the common area in the second bird's-eye view image (321), and an image of the common area included in the selected image (330).. .
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Spacial flicker removal at low frame rates in fluoroscopy

An image processing module and related method. The module (ip) comprises—one or more input interfaces (in) configured for receiving i) a first input image (ii) acquired of an object by an imaging apparatus (im) at a first geometrical configuration of the x-ray imaging apparatus and ii) a specification of a change from said first geometrical configuration to a second geometrical configuration of the imaging apparatus.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

System and vehicle control based on red color and green color detection

A method for vehicle control includes receiving a color image from an imaging system. The color image includes a traffic indicator with a color portion.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Vision a motor vehicle

A vision system (10) for a motor vehicle including an imaging system (11) adapted to capture images from a surrounding of the motor vehicle and a data processing device (14) establishing an object detector (15) adapted to detect an object in images captured by the imaging system (11) through image processing. The object detector (15) includes a wheel detector (20) adapted to detect a wheel (22; 27), a wheel-like structure, or a characteristic part thereof, of another vehicle..
Autoliv Development Ab

Method of providing augmented reality content, and electronic device and system adapted to the method

The present disclosure relates to a technology related to a sensor network, machine to machine (m2m), machine type communication (mtc), and internet of things (iot). The present disclosure is applied to intelligent services, based on the technology, for example, smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail business, security, safety-related services, or the like.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for digital histopathological imaging for prescreened detection of cancer and other abnormalities

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for analyzing histopathology images to determine the presence of certain predetermined abnormalities. The system processes histopathology images to identify/highlight regions of interest (e.g., a region that may comprise parts of a tumor, cancerous cells, or other predetermined abnormality) for subsequent review by a pathologist or other trained professional.
Inspirata, Inc.

Anomaly detection for medical samples under multiple settings

Using multiple imaging modes in whole slide image screening is potentially useful to reduce false positives. To use multiple imaging modes, a method for locating anomalies on a medical sample from an image thereof uses an anomaly-detection process that comprises using plural base classifiers individually to classify an object-of-interest suspected to be an anomaly.
Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Company Limited

Adjustable fingerprint capturing device

An adjustable fingerprint capturing device is configured to stabilize a finger of a subject. The adjustable fingerprint capturing device comprises an imaging device(s) configured to capture an image(s) of the finger.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Reading device and mobile terminal

A reading device includes: an imaging unit that acquires an image by imaging an object; and a reading unit that emits a scanning light having a prescribed scanning angle range in a prescribed one-dimensional direction and that detects the scanning light reflected by the object so as to acquire a target information displayed on the object. The imaging unit and the reading unit are disposed such that a center line of the prescribed scanning angle range of the scanning light and an optical axis of the imaging unit intersect with each other at a point that is away from the reading device by at a prescribed distance..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Search and notification in response to a request

Disclosed are methods and systems for displaying a location of an item in a user interface. Some aspects include processing circuitry and hardware memory storing instructions that when executed cause the processing circuitry to perform operations.
Ebay Inc.

Projection display unit

A projection display unit (1) includes a projection optical system (10a), a polarization separation device (15), and a detection optical system (10b). The projection optical system includes an illuminator (11), a projection lens (16), and a light valve (12) that modulates illumination light supplied from the illuminator on the basis of an image signal, and outputs the modulated illumination light toward the projection lens.
Sony Corporation

Interchangeable lens, imaging apparatus, and camera system

Provided is a technology enabling an imaging apparatus and an interchangeable lens to appropriately perform initialization processes. An interchangeable lens includes a lens control unit configured to transmit lens-side initialization execution element information indicating a plurality of lens-side elements on which the lens control unit itself performs initialization to an imaging apparatus in response to reception of body-side initialization execution element information indicating body-side elements on which the imaging apparatus performs initialization from the imaging apparatus.
Sony Corporation

Imaging apparatus and blade-driving device

An imaging apparatus is provided, including a blade-driving device and a driving control unit which drives the front curtain actuator and the rear curtain actuator. The front curtain and the rear curtain are positioned at the open position at a time of start and termination of imaging, in which the front curtain moves from the closing position to the open position, and the rear curtain moves from the open position to the closing position, thereby performing an exposure operation.
Seiko Precision Inc.

Imaging apparatus and method

Imaging apparatus on a host platform having an external surface, the external surface comprising a first surface facing a first direction and a second surface facing a second direction, the second direction being different to the first, the apparatus comprising a first and second plurality of single pixel detectors (10) distributed about said external surface such that the first plurality of single pixel detectors are distributed over the first surface and the second plurality of single pixel detectors are distributed over the second surface, each single pixel detector being configured to receive radiation reflected by an object or region of interest (18) and generate two-dimensional image data representative thereof, the apparatus further comprising an image processing module (16) for receiving said two-dimensional image data from each of a plurality of single pixel detectors (10) and reconstructing a three-dimensional image of said object or region of interest (18) using a ghost imaging algorithm.. .
Bae Systems Plc

Eyeglass lens for an imaging optical system for producing a virtual image and producing such an eyeglass lens

In an eyeglass lens, an edge adjustment between an incoupling segment and an outcoupling structure can be provided by shaping of the inner surface. In the region of the eyeglass lens through which the eye looks for straight-ahead viewing, the inner surface substantially has a curvature that approximates the curvature of a typical inner surface of an eyeglass lens to such an extent that no perceptible optical imaging errors are induced by the inner surface when straight-ahead viewing.
Carl Zeiss Smart Optics Gmbh

Microscopy system and microscopy quantifying a fluorescence

A microscopy method for quantifying a fluorescence of protoporphyrin ix includes: imaging an object region onto a first detector field and a second detector field, wherein a first optical filter and a second optical filter, respectively, are arranged in the beam paths between the object region and the detector fields, the first optical filter and second optical filter respectively having a wavelength-dependent transmission characteristic; exciting at least a first fluorescence of protoporphyrin ix and a second fluorescence; recording first images and second images; and determining a spatially dependent fluorescence intensity of the first fluorescence in the object region by virtue of determining values representing a fluorescence intensity at locations in the object region, wherein the values are determined on the basis of the radiation intensities of the two detector fields detected in a spatially dependent manner and the spatially dependent wavelength-dependent detection efficiencies of the two detector fields.. .
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag

Imaging optical unit for imaging an object field into an image field, and projection exposure apparatus including such an imaging optical unit

An imaging optical unit for projection lithography has a plurality of mirrors for guiding imaging light from an object field into an image field. The object field is spanned by a first, larger object field dimension and along a second, smaller object field dimension.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

Imaging lens and imaging apparatus

The imaging lens consists of, in order from an object side, a first lens group having a negative refractive power, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, and a third lens group having a negative refractive power, and is configured such that, during focusing, the first lens group and the third lens group remain stationary with respect to an image plane, the second lens group moves in the direction of an optical axis, the first lens group includes a first-a negative lens and a first-b negative lens successively in order from a position closest to the object side, and that the second lens group includes an aperture stop that moves integrally with the second lens group during focusing.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Optical imaging lens system, image capturing unit and electronic device

An optical imaging lens system includes six lens elements which are, 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 has negative refractive power.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Imaging devices having autofocus control

The present disclosure describes imaging techniques and devices having improved autofocus capabilities. The imaging techniques can include actively illuminating a scene and determining distances over the entire scene and so that a respective distance to each object or point in the scene can be determined.
Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.

Coloring composition, color filter, pattern forming method, solid-state imaging device, and image display device

Provided are a coloring composition capable of producing a film having fewer defects generated, and the like even in a case where the coloring composition is stored for a long period of time in an environment with variations in temperature, a color filter, a pattern forming method, a solid-state imaging device, and an image display device. The coloring composition includes a heterocycle-containing coloring agent such as a compound represented by formula (1), a phthalimide compound, a solvent, and a resin.
Fujifilm Corporation

3d depth map

Machine learning is applied to both 2d images from an infrared imager imaging laser reflections from an object and to the 3d depth map of the object that is generated using the 2d images and time of flight (tof) information. In this way, the 3d depth map accuracy can be improved without increasing laser power or using high resolution imagers..
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Transmit/receive system for imaging devices

A transmit/receive system for an imaging device includes a transmit circuit configured to generate and output test pulses to a transducer of a probe to cause the probe to propagate an ultrasonic wave through an object. A receive circuit is configured to receive, from the transducer, a composite signal that includes the test pulses output by the transmit circuit and a reflected signal corresponding to reflected waves sensed by the transducer in response to the ultrasonic wave propagated through the object and filter the test pulses from the composite signal and output the reflected signal in accordance with a predetermined minimum frequency of the reflected signal..
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

A calibrating a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) phantom

It is an object of the invention to improve mri based treatment, especially mri based radiotherapy. This object is achieved by a method for calibrating a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) phantom having an expected geometry and comprising at least one mri detectable part with a position within the geometry which is known with a geometric inaccuracy.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Multi-echo spin-, asymmetric spin-, and gradient-echo echo-planar imaging mri pulse sequence

An echo planar imaging technique in which a quadruple echo gradient and spin echo echo-planar imaging pulse sequence is utilized. The pulse train includes generation of two echo trains between an excitation pulse (90) and a refocusing pulse (180) to achieve two gradient echo images (also called t2*-weighted images); with one echo train directly after the 180 pulse, leading to asymmetric spin echo images (t2′-weighted images); and a last echo train afterward that generates spin echo images (t2-weighted).
The Regents Of The University Of California

A designing pulse sequences for parallel-transmission magnetic resonance imaging, and a performing magnetic resonance imaging using such sequences

A method of designing a pulse sequence for parallel-transmission magnetic resonance imaging comprises: a) acquiring, for each member of a cohort, inhomogeneity maps of radio-frequency fields generated within the member; b) computing, for each member of the cohort, a spatial distribution of flip angles of nuclear spins obtained using the pulse sequences, and c) computing a single cost or merit function representative of a difference between the spatial distributions of flip angles and a target distribution, and iteratively adjusting design parameters of the pulse sequences to optimize the cost or merit function; the steps b) and c) being carried out iteratively using a computer. A method of performing parallel-transmission magnetic resonance imaging on a subject using a pulse sequence designed by such a method is provided..
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Al Ternatives

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus

A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus of an embodiment has a setting unit configured to set a pulse sequence having a pre-pulse for fat suppression and a pulse train for data acquisition for acquiring echo data for image reconstruction, the pulse sequence being provided with a plurality of dummy pulses between the pre-pulse for fat suppression and the head of the pulse train for data acquisition, a data acquisition unit configured to apply an rf pulse and a gradient magnetic field pulse based on the pulse sequence set by the setting unit to a test object so as to acquire the echo data, and an image generation unit configured to reconstruct an image of the test object from the acquired echo data, wherein an application time during which the plural dummy pulses are applied or flip angles of the plural dummy pulses can be adjusted.. .
Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Radio-frequency coil apparatus and base

Radio-frequency (rf) coil apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging has a base and an rf coil, wherein the base has a sliding base guide structure and a guide cavity, the rf coil has a sliding coil structure fitting the sliding base guide structure, and an electric cable of the rf coil is accommodated in the guide cavity and can move in the guide cavity. One end of the electric cable is fixed to the rf coil by a first fixing bracket, and another end of the electric cable is fixed to the base by a second fixing bracket so that a predetermined length of the cable projects from the base..
Siemens Shenzhen Magnetic Resonance Ltd.

Method and aligning electronic components

A method for automated alignment between a plurality of electronic components and at least one testing device for receiving the electronic components for testing which includes defining a fiducial marker and positioning a moveable imaging device relative to a stationary imaging device, such that the fiducial marker is within a field of view of the moveable imaging device and within a field of view of the stationary imaging device. The moveable imaging device determines, with respect to each of the at least one testing device, a first offset between the testing device and the fidicual marker.
Asm Technology Singapore Pte Ltd

Nanobubbles

The present invention provides oxygenized nanobubbles and their uses in imaging and cancer treatment when combined with therapeutic drugs and precise ultrasound beam steering.. .
Purdue Research Foundation

Spectroscopic tissue analysis apparatus and methods

An apparatus for spectroscopic tissue analysis is disclosed. The apparatus comprises: a light delivery system configured to direct an excitation signal on to a tissue sample; a light collection system configured to collect a backscattered signal comprising diffuse reflectance photons backscattered by the tissue sample; an imaging device; a spectrometer; an optical adaptor configured to direct a first portion of the backscattered signal to the imaging device and a second portion of the backscattered signal to the spectrometer; and an analysis system configured to apply polar decomposition to spectral image data of the tissue captured by the imaging device and the spectrometer and thereby derive polarization metrics for the tissue sample..
National University Of Singapore

System and spectral x-ray imaging

There is provided a method for processing a radiographic image acquired with at least two energy levels. A first step (s1) involves providing energy-resolved image data representative of the radiographic image with at least two energy levels, e.g.
Prismatic Sensors Ab

X-ray inspection apparatus

An x-ray inspection apparatus includes an x-ray source, an x-ray detector, and a stage. A dose rate calculation unit of a control section calculates a dose rate at any position in an inspection space, a stage face information storage unit 32 stores stage face information, an irradiation history monitoring unit monitors a movement locus, a stage face cumulative irradiation dose calculation unit calculates cumulative irradiation dose distribution data, a stage face imaging range calculation unit calculates a stage face imaging range of the x-ray detector, and a dose distribution image display control unit extracts the cumulative irradiation dose distribution data in an imaging range and displays an image thereof..
Shimadzu Corporation

System and monitoring hook wear in a gas turbine engine

A system and method for monitoring a gap size of a gap between a seal holder and an adjacent disk in a compressor section of a gas turbine. An imaging device is used to generate at least one image of the gap, wherein a calibration image of the gap is generated when the gas turbine is in a cold state to provide a calibration gap size.
Siemens Energy, Inc.

Spectral imaging method and system

An imaging system and method are presents for use in reconstructing spectral data of an object. The imaging system comprises: an optical unit; a pixel array of a detector; and a data processor for receiving and processing image data indicative of light detected by the pixel array and generating reconstructed spectral data of the object being imaged.
Ramot At Tel-aviv University Ltd.

Inspection system for alignment in restricted volumes

An inspection system is presented. The inspection system comprises a remotely controllable imaging assembly and a scale reticle.
The Boeing Company

Range-finder apparatus, methods, and applications

An imaging laser range finder including an objective lens having an optical axis, an object side, and an image side, a controllable pixelated light modulator disposed along the optical axis on the image side of the lens, and a detector disposed optically downstream from the pixelated light modulator on the image side of the lens. The controllable pixelated light modulator is advantageously a mems-based system such as a digital mirror device (dmd).
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona

Method and volumetric imaging of a three-dimensional nucleic acid containing matrix

Methods of volumetric imaging of a three-dimensional matrix of nucleic acids within a cell is provided. An automated apparatus for sequencing and volumetric imaging of a three-dimensional matrix of nucleic acids is provided..
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Epcam targeted polypeptides, conjugates thereof, and methods of use thereof

Certain embodiments of the invention provide epithelial cell adhesion molecule (epcam) binding polypeptides, as well as conjugates and csans comprising such polypeptides. Additionally, certain embodiments of the invention also provide methods of using such polypeptides and compounds for molecular imaging and molecularly targeted therapies..
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

Compounds as stimuli-responsive probes, methods and applications thereof

The present disclosure relates to the field of synthetic pharmaceutical chemistry and biology. The disclosure provides a compound of formula i and a process of preparation thereof.
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre For Advanced Scientific Research

Optical glass

Provided is an optical glass suitable for an imaging lens or the like used for a vehicle-mounted camera exposed to harsh environment, having a high refractive index and high strength. The optical glass has a strengthened layer at a surface layer, and a depth of the strengthened layer is 1 μm or more from a surface of the optical glass, and a refractive index (nd) of the optical glass is 1.73 to 2.10..
Asahi Glass Company, Limited

Cleaning digital offset printer

A viscosity control unit provides improved and efficient residual ink removal from an imaging member following the transfer of the majority of the ink from the imaging member to a substrate, and prior to the application of a subsequent ink application to the imaging member. The viscosity control unit hardens the residual ink on the imaging member to produce a hardened residual ink.
Xerox Corporation

Fine-grained object recognition in robotic systems

A method for fine-grained object recognition in a robotic system is disclosed that includes obtaining an image of an object from an imaging device. Based on the image, a deep category-level detection neural network is used to detect pre-defined categories of objects.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.

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

Systems and methods for determining beam asymmetry in a radiation treatment system using electronic portal imaging devices (epids) without implementation of elaborate and complex epid calibration procedures. The beam asymmetry is determined based on radiation scattered from different points in the radiation beam and measured with the same region of interest roi of the epid..
Varian Medical Systems International Ag

Radio-frequency coil for simultaneous imaging and dosimetry on an mri-linac

A method of monitoring a state of a linac beam in an mri-linac system for real-time in vivo patient dosimetry is provided that includes disposing a linac beam proximal to a pin diode of an imaging rf coil to induce rf noise in an mri image from an mri imager, and using the mri imager to monitor the induced rf noise in the mri image, where a change in a percentage of rf noise in the mri image is used to determine a state of the linac beam in the presence of a magnetic field of the mri imager, where the state of the linac beam includes an on state, an off state, or a relative intensity of the linac beam.. .
Ingham Institute For Applied Medical Research

Rapid exchange multiple catheter system

A multiple catheter system including an imaging scope having an elongated body having a first length and a first outer diameter. The elongated body including a first passage extending along the first length.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc

Ultrasound system with disinfecting feature

An ultrasound imaging system (100) including a disinfection system is disclosed. The disinfection system may include one or more ultraviolet light sources (115).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Contrast agents, methods for preparing contrast agents, and methods of imaging

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for contrast agents, methods of making contrast agents, and methods of using contrast agents, and the like.. .
Georgia State University Research Foundation

Trifunctional and completely clearable specific targeting agents and methods thereof

The invention provides a novel trifunctional targeting construct and related compositions and methods that are useful in therapeutic, diagnostic (including imaging) of various biological and/or pathological conditions and diseases such as cancers and diabetes. The trifunctional targeting construct of the invention provides enhanced clearing step and reduced non-specific background via complete clearance of undesired antibody conjugates..
University Of Massachusetts

Compositions and methods for treating cardiovascular related disorders

The present invention relates to nanoparticles complexed with therapeutic agents configured for treating cardiovascular related disorders, and methods of synthesizing the same. In particular, the present invention is directed to compositions comprising synthetic hdl (shdl) nanoparticles carrying therapeutic agents configured for treating cardiovascular related disorders, methods for synthesizing such shdl nanoparticles, as well as systems and methods utilizing such shdl nanoparticles (e.g., in diagnostic and/or therapeutic settings (e.g., for the delivery of therapeutic agents, imaging agents, and/or targeting agents (e.g., in cardiovascular disease diagnosis and/or therapy, etc.)))..
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

Compositions, combinations and related methods for photoimmunotherapy

Provided herein are conjugates, compositions and methods for use in photoimmunotherapy, such as photoimmunotherapy induced by activation of a phthalocyanine dye conjugated to a targeting molecule that binds a protein on cell, for example, an ir700-antibody conjugate. In some embodiments, the phthalocyanine-dye conjugate can be activated by irradiation with near-infrared light.
Aspyrian Therapeutics, Inc.

Methods of preparing stimuli-responsive multifunctional nanoparticles

Provided is a method of preparing a stimuli-responsive multifunctional nanoparticle, including in sequence the steps of: (a) conjugating covalently an active targeting moiety to a hydrophilic polymer to form a targeted polymer, (b) conjugating covalently a redox-responsive moiety to the hydrophilic polymer of the targeted polymer to form a targeted redox-responsive polymer, (c) conjugating covalently a ph-responsive moiety of a drug complex to the redox-responsive moiety of the targeted redox-responsive polymer to form a targeted stimuli-responsive polymer-drug conjugate, wherein the drug complex includes a hydrophobic drug covalently linked to the ph-responsive moiety, and (d) adding the targeted stimuli-responsive polymer-drug conjugate and optionally an imaging agent into an aqueous liquid to allow self-assembly into a stimuli-responsive multifunctional nanoparticle, wherein the hydrophobic drug of the stimuli-responsive multifunctional nanoparticle forms a hydrophobic core, and the imaging agent is incorporated within the hydrophobic core.. .
National Tsing Hua University

Medical observation apparatus and control method

There is provided a medical observation apparatus including: a control section configured to control, on a basis of a predetermined operation related to a movement of an imaging field of view, the movement of the imaging field of view in an imaging device supported by an arm including a plurality of links joined to each other by joint sections. The control section controls the movement of the imaging field of view by performing a cropping range control that crops an imaging range of the imaging device on the basis of the predetermined operation..
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

Systems and methods for guiding the insertion of a medical tool

A system and method for controlling the insertion of a medical tool, such as a needle, into a subject's body based on measurements of an interaction parameter associated with the interaction between the tool and a bodily tissue, such as the forces exerted on the tool during insertion. The system comprises an insertion device, at least one sensor configured to measure the interaction parameter and at least one processor configured to receive sensor measurements, detect one or more predefined patterns in the sensor measurements and control an operation of at least one of the insertion device and an imaging device, upon detecting the predefined patterns.
Xact Robotics Ltd.

Method and treating soft tissue injury

An apparatus for the treatment of a soft tissue injury (eg a soft tissue injury that may be the cause, or contributes to, acute or chronic pain such. As sciatica) comprising; a thermal imaging arrangement to scan, a least a portion of a patient to provide a n thermal image; a processing arrangement to review the thermal image to determine a point or region of thermal anomaly on the patient; a laser treatment device to provide a laser beam (eg for low-level laser treatment); and a guidance arrangement for the laser treatment device to guide the laser beam to the point or region of thermal anomaly on the patient as determined by the processing arrangement; to thereby treat the patient..

Method and device for uterine fibroid treatment

Methods and devices for both imaging and treating uterine fibroid tumors in one real-time system are provided. One minimally invasive method comprises introducing a sheath into a uterus and determining a location of a fibroid using a visualization element within or on the sheath.
Gynesonics, Inc.

System and fusing three dimensional image data from a plurality of different imaging systems for use in diagnostic imaging

A multi-modality cancer screening and diagnosis system is provided that allows cancer screening and diagnosis of a patient using at least two different and sequential three-dimensional imaging techniques without patient repositioning. The system includes a first three-dimensional image acquisition device, a second three-dimensional image acquisition device having a probe with a transmitter mounted thereon, and a positioning paddle for positioning and immobilizing an object to be imaged during the cancer screening and diagnosis procedure.
Hologic Inc.

Spectral imaging phantom and method

The present invention is directed towards spectral imaging, wherein a dedicated spectral imaging phantom is scanned with a spectral x-ray device to obtain spectral imaging data of the spectral imaging phantom. Said imaging data of the spectral imaging phantom is used as input for obtaining improved further imaging data of a subject of which a spectral scan is performed subsequent to or simultaneous with the spectral scan of the spectral imaging phantom.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Tracking system for imaging machines and related apparatus

An imaging system such as a medical c-arm x-ray fluoroscopy machine includes a tracking system that tracks a position of an x-ray source and an x-ray detector using sensors which monitor positions of joints which allow relative motions of segments in a support for the x-ray source and detector. Sensor readings are used in a kinematic chain.
Torus Biomedical Solutions Inc.

Portable medical imaging system with beam scanning collimator

A portable medical imaging system includes a movable station, a detector panel, an x-ray beam transmitter, and a controller. The movable station includes a c-arm having a first end and a second end that are movable along an arc relative to the movable station.
Globus Medical, Inc.

Skull pin artifact rotation for the use in image-guided neurosurgery procedures

An image control system has a table, a head frame, an imaging system, a rotation system, and a control system. The head frame includes at least one pin which immobilizes a select patient anatomy with respect to the table while the imaging system collects image data through a ct scan process.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Simultaneous ct-mri image reconstruction

Novel and advantageous systems and method for obtaining and/or reconstructing simultaneous computed tomography (ct)-magnetic resonance imaging (mri) images are provided. Structural coupling (sc) and compressive sensing (cs) techniques can be combined to unify and improve ct and mri reconstruction.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Apparatus and maintaining image quality while minimizing x-ray dosage of a patient

A system including initialization, imaging, alignment, processing, and setting modules. The initialization module obtains patient parameters for a patient and procedure and surgeon parameters.
Medtronic Navigation, Inc.

Transformable imaging system

A transformable imaging system configured to operate in at least two configurations. A first configuration may be open and a second configuration may be closed.
Medtronic Navigation, Inc.

System and auxiliary anatomy scanning utilizing a computed tomography (ct) system

A method is provided. The method includes partially supporting a subject to be imaged on a board extending from a mobile patient transport into a gantry bore of a stationary computed tomography (ct) imaging system while partially supporting both the subject and the board with a cradle extending from a table.
General Electric Company

Motion tracking system for real time adaptive imaging and spectroscopy

This invention relates to a system that adaptively compensates for subject motion in real-time in an imaging system. An object orientation marker (30), preferably a retro-grate reflector (rgr), is placed on the head or other body organ of interest of a patient (p) during a scan, such as an mri scan.
Uwm Research Foundation, Inc.

Fractional anisotropy in mri as an indicator of reversible pathology

The present invention concerns a method for determining whether brain regions of interest having reversible or irreversible pathology. The method includes acquiring over a predetermined period of time a plurality of magnetic resonance imaging (mri) images for each brain region of interest; analyzing the mri images to obtain quantitative measurements of the fractional anisotropy (fa) for each brain region of interest and determining that brain regions of interest have reversible pathology when the measured fa increases and then decreases over the predetermined period of time..
Stc.unm

Device and system for monitoring of pulse-related information of a subject

The present invention relates to a wearable device for obtaining signals from a subject for use in the monitoring of pulse-related information of the subject. To enable the use of such a device in the monitoring of pulse-related information of the subject, which provides for unobtrusive, reproducible, easy to use, and simple measurements, the device comprises a device body (20), a ppg signal sensing unit (21) for acquiring a first photoplethysmography, ppg, signal from a first body location of the subject's body, and an imaging unit (22) for acquiring a sequence of images from a second body location of the subject's body different from the first body location, said sequence of images being configured for deriving a second ppg signal for the second body location of the subject's body.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Opthalmoscope device

An example eye fundus imaging apparatus can include: a display device; an image capture device configured to capture at least one image of a fundus of an eye; and a control module programmed to: display a target, the target indicating a desired position for the image capture device to capture the at least one image of the fundus of the eye; monitor a relative position of the eye with respect to the target; and when the relative position of the eye corresponds to the target, automatically capture the at least one image of the fundus of the eye.. .
Welch Allyn, Inc.

Cable connection structure, imaging module, and endoscope

A cable connection structure includes: a substrate including a first core wire connection electrode, a second core wire connection electrode, and a shield connection electrode; a single-wire cable including a first core wire, and an insulant; at least two coaxial cables each including a second core wire, an inner insulant, a shield, and an outer insulant, wherein the second core wire, the inner insulant, and the shield are exposed in a step-by-step manner at a distal end portion, and the second core wire and the shield are respectively connected to the second core wire connection electrode and the shield connection electrode; and a conductive member connecting exposed portions of the shields. The conductive member is disposed directly on an upper surface of the insulant, and connects the shields on the shield connection electrode and/or a position closer to a proximal end side than the shield connection electrode..
Olympus Corporation

Endoscope system, processor device, and operating endoscope system

The endoscope system includes an image acquiring unit that acquires a first image and a second image, the first image being obtained by imaging an observation target by using first illumination light, the second image being obtained by imaging the observation target by using second illumination light that is different from the first illumination light at a different timing from the first image; an alignment unit that aligns the first image and the second image; and an accuracy changing unit that changes an accuracy of the alignment in accordance with at least a structure of interest to which an attention is paid in the observation target.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

System for determining feed consumption of at least one animal

The invention regards an animal monitoring system for determining feed consumption of one or more animals feeding at a feeding area, comprising an imaging unit for range imaging the feeding area, identification means configured to uniquely identify each feeding animal, and processing means configured for assessing the amount of feed consumed by each identified animal by determining the reduction of feed in subsequent images of the feeding area in front of each identified animal.. .
Viking Genetics Fmba

Zhongshan Hospital Fudan University

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Sony Corporation

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Cooking device

In a heating cooker, when an image of an inside of heating compartment (12) is captured by imaging unit (19) before heating, controller (100) determines whether or not the image can be recognized by recognition unit (103). When the image cannot be recognized by recognition unit (103), controller (100) determines that capturing cannot be performed due to existence of a blade portion of stirrer blade (14a) in front of imaging unit (19), and drives motor (15a) by controlling rotation controller (102) thus rotating stirrer blade (14a) by a predetermined angle..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Covariance matrix estimation with acoustic imaging

A computing device is provided, comprising a processor configured to receive a set of measurements of a vector x of acoustic data, including noise, interference, and a signal of interest. The processor may express x in a frequency domain discretized in a plurality of intervals.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Remote work assistance device, instruction terminal and onsite terminal

An instruction terminal includes a position direction estimating unit to estimate a position and direction of a worker from an image captured by an imaging unit, an onsite situation image generator to generate an image indicating an onsite situation including the position of the worker from the estimation result, a display to display a screen including the generated image; a work instruction accepting unit to accept information indicating a next work position input by a work instructor on the screen; and a direction calculator to calculate a direction to the next work position from the estimation result and the acceptance result. An onsite terminal includes a guide image generator to generate an image indicating the direction to the next work position from the calculation result, and a display to display a screen including the generated image..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Comparator, ad converter, solid-state imaging device, electronic apparatus, and controlling comparator

The comparator includes a comparison unit, a positive feedback circuit, and a current limiting unit. The comparison unit compares the voltage of an input signal and the voltage of a reference signal, and outputs a comparison result signal.

Solid state imaging device, control solid state imaging device, imaging system, and mobile apparatus

Provided is a solid state imaging device including: a pixel unit; row drive circuits respectively corresponding to rows of the pixel unit, each including a first and a second signal generation units; drive signal generation unit configured to generate a readout scan signal and a shutter scan signal, as drive signals for driving pixels, based on signals output from the first and the second signal generation units; and a switching unit configured to switch the row drive circuit between: a first state in which the first signal generation unit generates the readout scan signal and the second signal generation unit generates the shutter scan signal and a second state in which the first signal generation unit generates the shutter scan signal and the second signal generation unit generates the readout scan signal.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device, a method for driving the solid-state imaging device, and an electronic apparatus, the solid-state imaging device being capable of expanding the dynamic range without deteriorating the image quality. The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array section having a plurality of unit pixels and a drive section.
Sony Corporation

Imaging device and imaging module

An imaging device includes a pixel cell including a photoelectric conversion layer having first and second surfaces, a pixel electrode on the first surface, an auxiliary electrode on the first surface, the auxiliary electrode surrounding the pixel electrode and being electrically insulated from the pixel electrode, a counter electrode on the second surface, and a charge detection circuit connected to the pixel electrode; a voltage supply circuit; a first switch switching between electrical connection and disconnection; a first capacitor having one end connected to the auxiliary electrode and the other end held to a predetermined voltage; and a first control circuit connected to the first switch, the first control circuit causing the first switch to switch between electrical connection and disconnection. The voltage supply circuit is connected, through the first switch, to the auxiliary electrode of the first pixel cell and to the one end of the first capacitor..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging device and image processing method

There is provided an imaging device including: an image processing unit; a face recognition processing unit; a storage unit; and a composition processing unit for generating composite data by a composition process so that persons photographed in each of a plurality of image data are included in one image data. The face recognition processing unit recognizes a first person by performing a face recognition process on first image data.
Maxell, Ltd.

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and controlling image processing apparatus

An accelerated processing unit (apu) serving as an image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire a first image captured through first imaging and a second image captured through second imaging performed subsequent to the first imaging; a first determination unit configured to determine an image used for calculating a motion vector from the first image and/or the second image in accordance with a result of photometry based on the first image; and a calculation unit configured to calculate the motion vector on the basis of the determined image.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Focusing adjustment apparatus and focusing adjustment method

A focusing adjustment apparatus includes a focusing unit, a first acquisition unit, a second acquisition unit, and a control unit. The focusing unit outputs a first signal for a focusing operation.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Device comprising a multi-aperture imaging device, producing same and capturing a total field of view

A device described here includes a housing and a multi-aperture imaging device. The multi-aperture imaging device includes an array of optical channels arranged next to one another and a beam-deflector for deflecting an optical path of the optical channels.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and storage medium

An image processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire position information indicating a position of a light source for irradiating an object with light, an acquisition unit configured to acquire position information indicating a position where a normal is acquired in the object, an acquisition unit configured to acquire position information indicating a position of an image capturing apparatus for imaging the object irradiated with the light by the light source, a calculation unit configured to, based on the position information, calculate a normal at the position where a normal is acquired, and a correction unit configured to, according to a predetermined condition, correct the position where a normal is acquired, wherein in a case where the correction unit corrects the position where a normal is acquired, the calculation unit calculates a normal at the corrected position where a normal is acquired.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Measuring apparatus and printing apparatus

A measuring apparatus includes a carriage on which an imaging control section that controls imaging of an object is mounted, a movement control section that moves the carriage relative to the object, an image processing section that acquires image information, a first signal line that connects the imaging control section and the movement control section to each other, and a second signal line that connects the imaging control section and the image processing section to each other. A control signal is transmitted over the first signal line, and a data signal is transmitted over the second signal line..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Systems and methods for detecting passive intermodulation sources using thermal imaging

Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to systems and methods for detecting a passive intermodulation (pim) source in a radio frequency (rf) device through analysis of a thermal image of the rf device.. .
Commscope Technologies Llc

Phase-error correction in a synthetic aperture imaging system with local oscillator time delay adjustment

A method is for phase-error correction in a synthetic aperture (sa) imaging system. A transmission signal and a local oscillator (lo) signal are generated with a relative time delay, which can be adjusted in real-time to match a range to a target region to be imaged.
Institut National D'optique

Electronic device and solid state imaging apparatus

Disclosed herein is an electronic device including a first electrode 21, a second electrode 22, and a photoelectric conversion layer 23 held between the first electrode 21 and the second electrode 22. The first electrode 21 is formed from a transparent conductive material having a work function ranging from 5.2 to 5.9 ev, preferably from 5.5 to 5.9 ev, more preferably 5.8 to 5.9 ev..
Sony Corporation

Imaging element and manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a back surface irradiation type imaging element having an organic photoelectric conversion film capable of preventing color mixing and securing dynamic range, a method of manufacturing the same, and an electronic apparatus. An imaging element according to an aspect of the present technology includes a photoelectric conversion film provided on one side of a semiconductor substrate, a pixel separation section formed in an inter-pixel region, and a through electrode that transmits a signal, corresponding to an electric charge obtained by photoelectric conversion in the photoelectric conversion film, to a wiring layer formed on the other side of the semiconductor substrate, the through electrode being formed in the inter-pixel region.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Photon counting cone-beam ct apparatus with monolithic cmos integrated pixel detectors

Cbct including monolithic photon counting fpd for medical applications requiring real-time 3d imaging, like mammography, interventional guided procedures or external beam radiotherapy, includes cmos processed readout electronics monolithically integrated with a single crystalline x-ray absorber by covalent wafer bonding near room temperature and adapted for single photon counting providing high energy, temporal and spatial resolution.. .
G-ray Switzerland Sa

Solid-state imaging apparatus, and electronic apparatus

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging apparatus and an electronic apparatus that makes it possible to improve coloration and improve image quality. The solid-state imaging apparatus is formed so that, in a pixel array unit in which combinations of a first pixel corresponding to a color component of a plurality of color components and a second pixel having higher sensitivity to incident light as compared with the first pixel are two-dimensionally arrayed, a first electrical barrier formed between a first photoelectric conversion unit and a first unnecessary electric charge drain unit in the first pixel, and a second electrical barrier formed between a second photoelectric conversion unit and a second unnecessary electric charge drain unit in the second pixel have different heights, respectively.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Semiconductor element, manufacturing semiconductor element, and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a semiconductor element, a manufacturing method of a semiconductor element, and an electronic apparatus, which enable suppression of crack occurrences and leaks. The present technology has a laminated structure including an insulating film having a cte value between those of metal and si and disposed under a metal wiring, and p—sio (1 μm) having good coverage and disposed as a via inner insulating film in a tsv side wall portion.
Sony Corporation

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

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

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging element, a manufacturing method, and an electronic device capable of further improving quality. A flattening film is formed so as to fill a recessed portion of a semiconductor substrate having a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels is arranged in an array, a recessed region is formed in the flattening film by hollowing out a region corresponding to the pixel region, and a color filter layer is formed in the recessed region.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and electronic device

The present invention relates to a solid-state imaging device. In a pixel array section in the solid-state imaging device, a vertical signal line is provided right under power supply wiring apart from a floating diffusion region in order to reduce load capacitance of the vertical signal line.
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging element and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging element and an electronic apparatus, in which the number of wires controlling readout can be reduced in a case where a pixel signal of each pixel is read out in a predetermined order for each unit pixel region. The unit pixel region is configured by a plurality of pixels arranged in an array.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Load lock system for charged particle beam imaging

A load lock system for charged particle beam imaging with a particle shielding plate, a bottom seal plate and a plurality of sensor units is provided. The sensor units are located above the wafer, the shield plate is designed to have a few number of screws, and the bottom seal plate contains no cable, no contact sensors and fewer screws used.
Hermes Microvision Inc.

Electron energy loss spectrometer using direct detection sensor

An electron energy loss spectrometer is described having a direct detection sensor, a high speed shutter and a sensor processor wherein the sensor processor combines images from individual sensor read-outs and converts a two dimensional image from said sensor into a one dimensional spectrum and wherein the one dimensional spectrum is output to a computer and operation of the high speed shutter is integrated with timing of imaging the sensor. The shutter is controlled to allow reduction in exposure of images corresponding to the individual sensor readouts.
Gatan, Inc.

Methods and systems for hierarchical machine learning models for medical imaging

Systems and methods are provided relating to hierarchical machine learning models to identify an anatomical structure of interest and perform diagnostic procedures for a medical diagnostic imaging system. The systems and methods organize a plurality of models into a hierarchical structure based on anatomical structures.
General Electric Company

Perceptual luminance nonlinearity-based image data exchange across different display capabilities

A handheld imaging device has a data receiver that is configured to receive reference encoded image data. The data includes reference code values, which are encoded by an external coding system.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

Systems and methods for depth-assisted perspective distortion correction

Systems and methods for automatically correcting apparent distortions in close range photographs that are captured using an imaging system capable of capturing images and depth maps are disclosed. In many embodiments, faces are automatically detected and segmented from images using a depth-assisted alpha matting.
Fotonation Cayman Limited

Imaging system, object detection device and operating same

First object candidate region extraction means extracts a first object candidate region where an object is expected to be present from an infrared light image captured by an infrared light imaging device. Second object candidate region extraction means extracts a second object candidate region where the object is expected to be present from a visible light image captured by a visible light imaging device.
Fujifilm Corporation

Deep convolutional encoder-decoder for prostate cancer detection and classification

A method and apparatus for automated prostate tumor detection and classification in multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mri) is disclosed. A multi-parametric mri image set of a patient, including a plurality of different types of mri images, is received.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Sample observation device and sample observation method

A sample observation device images a sample placed on a movable table by irradiating and scanning the sample with a charged particle beam of a microscope. A degraded image having poor image quality and a high quality image having satisfactory image quality which are acquired at the same location of the sample by causing the charged particle microscope to change an imaging condition for imaging the sample are stored.
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation

Energy subtraction processing apparatus, method, and program

In an energy subtraction processing apparatus, method, and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing program, a high-quality image is generated by acquiring an absorption coefficient suitable for a subject. A subject information acquisition unit acquires the thickness information of a breast and a mammary gland content rate, as subject information, based on a low voltage image acquired by energy subtraction imaging.
Fujifilm Corporation

Anonymization digital images

Disclosed is a method of anonymization of digital images through elimination of the photo-response non uniformity noise pattern which is unique to the imaging sensor and latent in all digital images taken by digital cameras or devices with imaging sensors.. .
Uludag Üniversitesi Tto

Contextually aware customer item entry for autonomous shopping applications

A system and method for contextually aware customer item entry for autonomous shopping applications that includes an environmental sensing system distributed through a shopping environment that is configured to collect contextual data of customer activity in the environment; the environmental sensing system comprising at least a computer vision monitoring system, the computer vision monitoring system comprising a set of imaging devices distributed through the environment; a customer-managed item entry system that is movable through the environment by the customer and that is configured to collect item selection input; a virtual cart management module configured to manage a virtual cart with the item selection input and augmented at least in part by the contextual data, wherein the virtual cart is used in execution of an autonomous checkout process.. .
Grabango Co.

Information processing apparatus and information processing method

In one embodiment, an information processing apparatus has an imaging device, a memory, a display and a processor. The processor extracts, based on similarities of an imaged image by the imaging device and reference images of a plurality of commodities which are previously stored in the memory, at least one commodity from the plurality of commodities as a candidate for the commodity imaged by the imaging device.
Toshiba Tec Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging processing system and method and management apparatus

An imaging processing system includes one or more image capturing apparatuses, a reading unit configured to read biometric information from an authentication object person, a similarity calculation unit configured to calculate similarity based on a result of comparing biometric information read by the reading unit with true biometric information of the authentication object person, an authentication unit configured to perform authentication based on a comparison between the similarity calculated by the similarity calculation unit and a preliminarily set threshold, and a control unit configured to control, if the authentication performed by the authentication unit is successful, imaging processing, which is performed by the image capturing apparatus, based on the similarity calculated by the similarity calculation unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Occupant position tracking using imaging sensors

Techniques are disclosed for locating an occupant within an area. The system includes a first sensor including a first plurality of pixels for receiving a thermal energy input from the occupant within a first field of view (fov) and a second sensor including a second plurality of pixels for receiving the input within a second fov.
Osram Sylvania Inc.

E-paper imager

An imager includes an ion-emitting unit and a conveying structure to move a passive e-paper display medium in a first orientation along a travel path and to releasably support the display medium in spaced relation to receive airborne ions from the ion-emitting unit for imaging operations.. .
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Non-linear imaging assisted reproductive technologies

The present invention generally relates to non-linear imaging systems and methods for use in various assisted reproductive technologies and other applications. In one aspect, the present invention is generally directed to two-photon and other non-linear microscope techniques that can be used to determine the status or maturity state of eggs or egg follicles, for example by determining the presence of polar bodies within the egg follicles.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Cell imaging and analysis to differentiate clinically relevant sub-populations of cells

Methods, systems, and devices are provided for evaluating the status of cells in a sample involving imaging of cells, transformation of cell images into biophysical metrics, and transformation of the biophysical metrics into prognostic indications on the cellular and subject levels. Automated apparatus, processes, and analyses are provided according to present disclosure..
Cellanyx Diagnostics, Llc

Methods, systems, and devices for optical sectioning

Methods, systems, and devices described herein enable single-image optical sectioning, even at depth within turbid media, such as human skin or other tissue. Embodiments can eliminate the need for multiple image samples or raster scans, making in-vivo or live biological imaging easier and faster than multi-image sectioning techniques.
Northeastern University

Under display optical fingerprint sensor arrangement for mitigating moirÉ effects

A system and method for an electronic device for imaging a biometric object having structural features of interest is disclosed. The electronic device includes a display including rows of pixel elements, the rows of pixel elements being parallel a first primary direction along a first axis and an optical sensor mounted underneath the display, the optical sensor being parallel to a second primary direction along a second axis.
Synaptics Incorporated

Optical information reading device

[object] to enhance accuracy at the time of setting with consideration of a cell size of a code when an exposure time is automatically set. [means to solve the problems] an upper limit of an exposure time of an imaging part as a restriction condition for reading a code attached to a workpiece is calculated based on a moving speed of the workpiece, which is inputted by an input part, and a cell size, which is calculated by a cell size calculation part.
Keyence Corporation

Optical information reading device

[object] to enhance a reading accuracy of a code even when a light amount, which can be received by an imaging element, varies greatly. [means to solve the problems] a plurality of second images in response to a plurality of different conversion characteristics is generated by using the first image obtained at the time of setting of an optical information reading device.
Keyence Corporation

Storing data from a sensor device into a neighboring device

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer system, and a computer program product for routing an image file from an imaging device to a storage device via a near-field communication network. The present invention may include receiving a device search signal from the storage device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Storing data from a sensor device into a neighboring device

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer system, and a computer program product for routing an image file from an imaging device to a storage device via a near-field communication network. The present invention may include receiving a device search signal from the storage device.
International Business Machines Corporation

Image retrieval and processing systems and methods

A method and an image processing system of processing thermal images captured using a thermal imaging system. The processing comprises determining a reference image depicting a scene and retrieving, from a number of thermal images comprised in a data storage, a set of one or more thermal images based on a predetermined similarity measure.
Flir Systems Ab

Automatic hardware zlw insertion for ipu image streams

A system for automatic hardware zlw insertion for ipu image streams is described herein. The system includes a memory and a processor.
Intel Corporation

Intelligent user mode selection in an eye-tracking system

A personal computer system comprises a visual display, an imaging device adapted to provide eye-tracking data by imaging at least one eye of a viewer of the visual display, and identifying means for recognizing the viewer with reference to one of a plurality of predefined personal profiles. The personal computer system further comprises an eye-tracking processor for processing the eye-tracking data.
Tobii Ab

Lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method

An immersion lithography apparatus is disclosed in which liquid is supplied to a space between a projection system and a substrate, and a plate structure is provided to divide the space into two parts. The plate structure has an aperture to allow transmission of the projection beam, has through holes in it to reduce the damping effect of the presence of the plate and optionally has one or more inlets and outlets to provide various flows around the aperture in the plate.
Asml Netherlands B.v.

Panoramic camera support

A support for an imaging device includes a first rotatable assembly supportable by a support that rotates in a generally horizontal plane and a horizontal locking member. The imaging device includes a second rotatable assembly that rotates in a generally vertical plane imaging device includes an interconnection structure that interconnects the first rotatable assembly to the second rotatable assembly such that the second rotatable assembly is rotatable around the first rotatable assembly at an elevation higher than the first rotatable assembly and offset laterally from the first rotatable assembly.
Really Right Stuff, Llc

Virtual curved surface display panel and display device

A virtual curved surface display panel and a display device are provided. By using the light splitting principle of the grating structure, the imaging heights of the grating structures are designed to be symmetrically distributed with respect to a vertical symmetry axis of a display surface of the flat display panel.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Method and device for checking refractive power distribution and centering

A device for checking the refractive power distribution and/or centering of a spectacle lens is disclosed. The device includes a holder for arranging the spectacle lens in a measuring position, a display device for displaying a test structure, and an image capture device for capturing an actual image of the test structure for an imaging beam passing through the spectacle lens arranged in the measurement position.
Carl Zeiss Vision International Gmbh

Optical eyeglasses lens and frame selecting and fitting system and method

An optical eyeglasses and frame selection system and method is disclosed. Aspects of the invention assist in eyeglasses lens configurations and frame selection.

Vehicle equipped with head-up display system and operation head-up display system thereof

A vehicle equipped with a head-up display system is provided. The head-up display system includes an image source, a mechanically adjustable optic element, at least one reflector, and a control unit.
Chao Long Motor Parts Corp.

Hollow light integrator for light emitting diode digital micromirror device illuminator

Described are optical systems for a digital micromirror device (dmd) illuminator. The optical systems include a led array, a tapered non-imaging collection optic, a reflective stop and a telecentric lens system.
Innovations In Optics, Inc.

Zoom lens and imaging apparatus

The zoom lens consists of, in order from the object side, a first lens group that has a positive refractive power and remains stationary during zooming, a second lens group that moves during zooming, and a subsequent lens group. The first lens group has a negative lens at a position closest to the object side.
Fujifilm Corporation

Image capturing optical system, imaging apparatus and electronic device

An image capturing optical system includes seven lens elements, the seven lens elements being, 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, a sixth lens element and a seventh lens element. An image-side surface of the fifth lens element is convex in a paraxial region thereof.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Optical lens assembly

Present embodiments provide for an optical lens assembly. The optical lens assembly includes a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, and a fifth lens element positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

Dual focal length lens design

An optical zoom in a small form factor suitable for use in mobile devices such as cell phones, security cameras, and other small-scale imaging systems. The zoom design comprises a zoom submodule and a focusing sub-module.
Dynaoptics Ltd

Optical imaging lens and electronic device comprising the same

An optical imaging lens set includes a first lens element with an object-side surface of a convex part in a vicinity of the optical axis, a second lens element with an image-side surface of a concave part in a vicinity of its periphery, the first lens element being glued to the second lens element to eliminate an air gap, a third lens element with an object-side surface of a concave part in a vicinity of its periphery, a fourth lens element and a fifth lens element of plastic material, alt being the total thickness of the five lens elements and gmax being the max value of the air gap from the first lens element to the fifth lens element so that alt/gmax≤2.2.. .
Genius Electronic Optical (xiamen) Co., Ltd.

Annular optical element assembly, imaging lens set and electronic device

An annular optical element assembly having a central axis includes a first annular optical element, a second annular optical element and a light blocking sheet. The first annular optical element includes a first central opening, a first axial connecting structure and a first inner receiving surface.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Mounting of optical elements for imaging in air vehicles

An optical assembly comprises a mounting structure, a plurality of optical elements, and a conformal filler material. The mounting structure has a plurality of axially spaced circumferentially recessed undercuts formed into an inner surface of the mounting structure.
Rosemount Aerospace Inc.

Tray conveyor baggage handling and imaging system

An imaging system includes a conveyor duct including a first wall and an opposing second wall, a gantry coupled to one end of the conveyor duct, an imaging assembly associated with the gantry, and a conveyor assembly coupled to the conveyor duct. The conveyor assembly includes a first rail coupled to the first wall of the conveyor duct and a second rail coupled to the second wall of the conveyor duct, the first rail and the second rail defining a channel therebetween.
Morpho Detection, Llc

Generating geophysical images using directional oriented wavefield imaging

The present disclosure describes methods and systems, including computer-implemented methods, computer program products, and computer systems, for generating geophysical images. One computer-implemented method includes receiving a set of seismic data associated with a subsurface region; generating source analytic wavefields and receiver analytic wavefields based on the set of seismic data; decomposing the source analytic wavefields and receiver analytic wavefields; computing directions of propagations for the source analytic wavefields and receiver analytic wavefields; computing, for a plurality of subsurface points, an azimuth angle and a reflection angle for a respective subsurface point based on the directions of propagations; generating for each of the plurality of subsurface points, a weighting function for a respective subsurface point based on the azimuth angle and the reflection angle of the respective subsurface point; and generating a subsurface image using the weighting functions of the plurality of subsurface points..
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Radiation imaging apparatus and photon counting method

A radiation imaging apparatus comprising a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels are arrayed and a processor configured to generate a radiation image based on radio-photons which have entered the pixel array, wherein the processor performs a first process of obtaining a value of a signal from each of the plurality of pixels as a pixel value, a second process of selecting at least one of the plurality of pixels as a reference pixel, and a third process of specifying a detection area of a radio-photon in the pixel array by sequentially referring to pixel values of pixels around the reference pixel as a starting point.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Coupled radar

A method of imaging within an absorptive object comprising: placing transmit and receive antennas in close proximity to a surface of said object; transmitting electromagnetic pulses from the transmit antenna into the object; and receiving a receive signal at the receive antenna simultaneously with the transmit antenna transmitting said pulses; wherein the transmitting and receiving comprises the following steps: a) setting a threshold level for the receive signal strength; b) transmitting one or more pulses; c) comparing the receive signal for said one or more pulses with the threshold level; d) changing the threshold level; e) repeating steps b), c) and optionally d) one or more times. This arrangement can operate at extremely high speed due to the absence of any slow multi-bit adcs..
Novelda As

Method for performing imaging polarimetry, transponder, and system for performing imaging polarimetry

A method serves for imaging polarimetry. A chipless, passive transponder which has a plurality of surface regions with different polarimetric properties is illuminated fully polarimetrically by radar radiation.
Friederich-alexander-universitaet Erlangen-nuernberg

Integrated image reconstruction and gradient non-linearity correction with spatial support constraints for magnetic resonance imaging

A system and method for simultaneously reconstructing magnetic resonance images and correcting those imaged for gradient nonlinearity effects are provided. As opposed to conventional methods for gradient nonlinearity correction where distortion is corrected after image reconstruction is performed, the model-based method described here prospectively accounts for the effects of gradient nonlinearity during reconstruction and implements a spatial support constraint to reduce noise amplification effects..
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Parallel mr imaging with nyquist ghost correction for epi

The invention relates to a method of parallel mr imaging. The method comprises the steps of: a) subjecting the portion of the body (10) to an imaging sequence of at least one rf pulse and a plurality of switched magnetic field gradients, wherein mr signals are acquired in parallel via a plurality of rf coils (11, 12, 13) having different spatial sensitivity profiles within the examination volume, b) deriving an estimated ghost level map from the acquired mr signals and from spatial sensitivity maps of the rf coils (11, 12, 13), c) reconstructing a mr image from the acquired mr signals, the spatial sensitivity maps, and the estimated ghost level map.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Low-field magnetic resonance imaging methods and apparatus

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

Low-field magnetic resonance imaging methods and apparatus

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

Method and magnetic resonance shimming the basic magnetic field by operation of a shim device

In a magnetic resonance apparatus having a scanner that generates a basic magnetic field in an imaging volume, and an operating method to acquire data from an entirety of a recording volume, wherein the scanner has a global shim coil acting on the entire imaging volume, and a local shim coil acting, with the global shim coil, on a sub-volume containing a region of interest, a first adjustment volume is established that contains the recording volume. A smaller, second adjustment volume is established containing the region of interest, and at most, the sub-volume.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Rotatable magnet methods and a magnetic resonance imaging system

According to some aspects, a magnetic resonance imaging system comprising a b0 magnet configured to produce a b0 magnetic field for the magnetic resonance imaging system, the b0 magnet comprising at least one first b0 magnet to produce a magnetic field to contribute to the b0 magnetic field for the magnetic resonance imaging system, at least one second b0 magnet to produce a magnetic field to contribute to the b0 magnetic field for the magnetic resonance imaging system, wherein the at least one first b0 magnet and the at least one second b0 magnet are arranged relative to one another so that an imaging region is provided there between, a surface configured to support a patient anatomy within the imaging region, and a positioning member coupled to the b0 magnet and configured to allow the b0 magnet to be tilted to position the planar surface at a corresponding incline.. .
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Method for measuring electromagnetic field, electromagnetic field measurement device, and phase imaging device

An electromagnetic field measurement device includes a first probe and a second probe arranged in a space to measure an electric field, a reference signal generator that generates a reference signal, a first multiplier that multiplies the reference signal by a signal obtained via the first probe, a second multiplier that multiplies a signal obtained via the second probe by the signal output from the first multiplier, and a synchronous detector that extracts a signal component that is synchronous with the reference signal from the signal output from the second multiplier.. .
Osaka University

Neurodegenerative disorders

An amyloidogenic peptide biospecific agent comprises a nanoparticle which is visible under near infrared (nir) and/or using magnetic resonance imaging (mri) and/or computed tomography (ct). The biospecific agent further comprises at least one antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof, which is immunospecific for a transferrin receptor and an amyloidogenic peptide..
Kran Life Sciences Llp

Novel glucose derivative, and cell imaging method and imaging agent using said derivative

Provided is a glucose derivative, which is taken into cells via a membrane sugar transport system and is represented by formula (1). Also provided are an imaging agent and an imaging method for a cell or intracellular molecule using said glucose derivative.
Hirosaki University

Selective near-infrared optical imaging of necrotic cells and simultaneous cell fixing and counter staining with metallacrown complexes

In an example of a method for simultaneously fixing and staining cells, the cells are initially incubated in a solution including a ln(iii)zn16(ha ligand)16 metallacrown complex, wherein the ha ligand is a hydroximate ligand. The incubating cells are exposed to ultraviolet (uv) light.
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

Electric-field imager for assays

This disclosure describes an electric-field imaging system and method of use. In accordance with implementations of the electric-field imaging system, a fluid sample can be placed on top of a pixel-based impedance sensor.
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Fiber-coupled metal-tip near-field chemical imaging spectroscopy

The present disclosure provides a system and method for a fiber-coupled, metal-tip chemical imaging spectroscopy. The system couples the electromagnetic radiation (emr), such as laser light, through an optical fiber to a conductive tip for both emr excitation to the sample through the conductive tip and emr signal collection from the sample through the conductive tip.
Baylor University

Methods of high-resolution imaging a structure of a sample, the structure being marked with fluorescence markers

In methods of high-resolution imaging a structure of a sample, the structure being marked with fluorescence markers, the sample is subjected to a light intensity distribution including an intensity maximum of focused fluorescence excitation light to selectively scan partial areas of interest of the sample. Fluorescence light emitted out of the sample is registered and allocated to a respective location of the light intensity distribution in the sample.
Abberior Instruments Gmbh

Structured illumination microscope, observation method, and storage medium

A structured illumination microscope includes: a brancher that includes a first substrate on which a plurality of pixel electrodes are provided; a second substrate opposed to the first substrate; and a ferroelectric liquid crystal disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and branches light from a light source into diffracted light beams; an illumination optical system that illuminates a sample with interference fringes formed by at least some of the diffracted light beams; an imaging device that forms an image of the sample irradiated with the interference fringes; a demodulator; and a controller that controls a direction and a phase of the interference fringes. In one frame period during which the imaging device takes the image, the controller applies a first voltage pattern and a second voltage pattern obtained by inverting the first voltage pattern to at least some of the pixel electrodes..
Nikon Corporation

Methods, systems and apparatuses for testing and calibrating fluorescent scanners

Disclosed are calibration apparatuses for fluorescent microscopy instruments and methods of making and using them. Specifically, disclosed are calibration apparatuses with a fluorescent layer, such as photoresist, deposited on a substrate, with an optional layer of a reflective material, such as chrome.
Affymetrix, Inc.

Radiometric correction and alignment techniques for thermal imager with non-contact temperature sensor

Various techniques are provided for calibrating a thermal imaging device using a non-contact temperature sensor. In one example, a method includes capturing a thermal image of a scene.
Flir Systems, Inc.

Resonant stimulated raman scattering microscope

A nonlinear optical process on increasing the signal in srs microscope by resonant stimulated raman scattering (rsrs) combines both rrs and srs nonlinear processes, in absorber and host such a β-carotene-methanol solution, flavins, or other key absorbers in tissues. The observed effect of enhanced rsrs in small signal gain is attributed to rr process in absorber β-carotene that transferring excess vibrations to host methanol from anharmonic vibrational interactions between the solute β-carotene in resonance with the solvent methanol vibrations.

Flow imaging and monitoring for synchronized management of wide area drainage

A flow imaging and monitoring system for synchronized management of wide area drainage that includes an interposer for supporting monitoring and management equipment in a manhole, a module for illuminating water flowing in pipes at the base of the manhole, a module for monitoring responses to reflected light, a sealed and rechargeable battery pack, and a data analysis and management system to interpret data streams in real time. The interposer can be adjusted to fit the diameter of the manhole and can be adjusted to be placed under the manhole cover.
Urbanalta Corp

Stellar-landscape/horizon image navigation

An image-based navigation system is arranged to obtain a terrain image of a target terrain from one or more image sensors at a low altitude imaging location. The terrain image includes at least one celestial image feature and at least one terrain feature.
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.

Surveying instrument for scanning an object and image acquisition of the object

A surveying device including a base defining a base axis, a support structure rotatable around the base axis and defining a rotation axis, a light emitting unit emitting light and a light receiving unit for detecting reflected light. A rotation unit is mounted on the support structure for emitting and receiving light in defined directions, wherein the rotation unit comprises a rotation body rotatable around the rotation axis including a scanning mirror arranged tilted relative to the rotation axis.
Hexagon Technology Center Gmbh

Method, kit and target for multimode 3d imaging systems

A technique for acquiring target's coordinates for industrial dimensional metrology involves a target that serves both as a 2d contrast target and a 3d contact target, and a metrology tool. The target has proximal and distal surfaces, at least some of which being primarily flat and facing a common normal direction.
National Research Council Of Canada

Step-scanning sensing beam for imaging interferometer

In interferometer imaging signal acquisition using a movable optical beam to sample a target with specular or non specular reflecting surfaces or internal features, beam moving during interferometer signal acquisition can generate unwanted phase error due to shifting speckle field. Examples include coherent lidar, interferometry doppler sensing and optical coherence tomography.

Transmission mechanism, follow focus, follow focus actuator, and imaging device

A transmission mechanism includes an adaptor configured to be connected to a power device, an output member engaged with the adaptor through a relative movement along an axial direction of the output member and configured to output a power of the power device transmitted by the adaptor to the output member, and a locking member rotatably provided on the output member and passing through the output member along the axial direction of the output member. The locking member includes an operating portion configured to connect the locking member with the adaptor to limit the relative movement along the axial direction or disconnect the locking member from the adaptor.
Sz Dji Osmo Technology Co., Ltd.

Focal gene expression profiling of stained ffpe tissues with spatial correlation to morphology

Expression profiling of ffpe sample areas smaller than 2 mm2 with single-cell sensitivity, correlated with tissue microenvironment morphology and neoplastic grade. An automated digital molecular pathology instrument for integrated imaging, immunohistochemical assessment, and processing samples for sequence detection assays.
Biospyder Technologies, Inc.

Method of osteogenic differentiation in microfluidic tissue culture systems

Microfluidic “organ-on-a-chip” devices have been developed with the aim to replicate human tissues in vitro. However, there is no option to quantitatively monitor biological processes that take place within the chip, over time.
Cedars-sinai Medical Center

A transparent or semi-transparent nanostructured latex film for flexible and semi-transparent electronics for monitoring and manipulating cellular processes

Functionalized substrates with properties that can control cell-substrate interactions, induce cellular processes and decisions by means of passive and active control to enhance cell proliferation, cell migration and wound healing are provided. By including a sensing electrode on the substrate, it is possible to measure the metabolites of cells or follow the migration of additives like drug molecules in real-time.
Åbo Akademi

Radioisotope 18f substituted thiamine, and synthesis method and use thereof

The synthesis method comprises radiochemical synthesis by using existing precursors. In the present invention, the hydroxyl in the hydroxyethyl on the thiazole cycle of thiamine is replaced by radioisotope 18f, to prepare a pet tracer.

Teaching apparatus and robot system

A teaching apparatus for a robot which moves a work object so that the work object is aligned at a predetermined position and attitude, includes a display section that displays a screen for setting the predetermined position and attitude, an operation section that allows the screen to be operated, and a computation section that computes the predetermined position and attitude, in which the screen includes a first screen for operating the robot so as to move the work object into an imaging range of an imaging device, and a second screen for moving the work object so that the work object is aligned at a target position and attitude, and in which the computation section computes the predetermined position and attitude by using a captured image obtained by the imaging device imaging the work object, and the target position and attitude.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Laser machining device and laser machining method

A laser processing device includes: a support table configured to support an object to be processed; a laser light source configured to emit laser light; a converging optical system configured to converge the laser light at the object; an imaging unit configured to image a front surface of the object; a candidate line setting unit configured to set a plurality of candidate lines; an operation controller configured to control operation of at least one of the support table, the laser light source, and the converging optical system such that a modified region is formed inside the substrate along each of the plurality of candidate lines, and a crack reaches the front surface of the object from the modified region; and a reference line setting unit configured to set a reference line determined as a line indicating a crystal orientation of the substrate on the basis of an image of the crack.. .
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.

Ablative production device and a periodic line structure on a workpiece

The invention relates to an ablative production device and method for a periodic line structure on a workpiece. The device comprises a pulsed laser for generating ablative light, a phase mask arranged in the beam path of the ablative light, imaging optics arranged on an optical axis and a holder to hold the workpiece in an image plane.
Laser-laboratorium Goettingen E.v.

System and noninvasive skin tightening

A method and system for noninvasive face lifts and deep tissue tightening are disclosed. An exemplary method and treatment system are configured for the imaging, monitoring, and thermal injury to treat the smas region.
Guided Therapy Systems, Llc

Image guided focused ultrasound treatment device and aiming apparatus

Apparatus, methods and kits are provided for x-ray guided focused ultrasound treatment that simplify focused ultrasound treatment. The apparatus comprises an arm, a cradle, a focused ultrasound (fus) transducer having a central axis that is affixed in to the cradle and configured to transmit an ultrasound therapeutic energy beam to a treatment location within a patient and an imaging workstation connected to an x-ray imaging unit.
Fusmobile Inc.

Methods and systems for image-guided radiation therapy

A radiation therapy system is equipped with a combined imaging system, such as an imaging system combining computed tomography (ct), spectral ct, and single photon emission tomography imaging (spect), for guidance of radiation beams providing radiotherapy. The system can include at least one x-ray source that emits an x-ray beam at a low energy level for imaging and/or an x-ray beam at a high energy level for radiation therapy.
The Board Of Regents Of The Nevada System Of Higher Education On Behalf Of The University Of Ne

Optical displacement sensor for infusion devices

An optical sensor for a delivery device having a piston that displaces a substance, such as a fluid, from a reservoir. The optical sensor has a light source and a detector array for imaging encoding features disposed along a plunger rod coupled to the piston.
Deka Products Limited Partnership

Homomultivalent and heteromultivalent inhibitors of prostate specific membrane antigen (psma) and uses thereof

The present invention provides bivalent and multivalent ligands with a view to improving the affinity and pharmacokinetic properties of a urea class of psma inhibitors. The compounds and their synthesis can be generalized to multivalent compounds of other target antigens.
The Johns Hopkins University

Small molecule imaging of fungi by positron emission tomography scanning

Wherein r1 is an amine, a hydroxyl group, a sulfide, a carboxylic acid, an amide, an alkyl, or aryl; r2 is —nhc(o)—r3-l or —c(o)nh—r3-l, wherein r3 is an aryl or an aliphatic group (such as alkyl); each r4 independently may be selected from halogen, aliphatic (such as alkyl), aryl, amine, hydroxyl, haloalkyl, carboxylic acid, amide, aralkyl, cyano, ester, thiol, thioether, or alkoxy; each r5 independently may be selected from hydrogen, aralkyl, alkyl, or aryl, with any one of the aralkyl, alkyl, or aryl groups optionally being substituted with any one of the substituents provided for r4; each n independently is 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5; and l is 18f or a chelator capable of chelating a radiolabel (such as chelators for [18f]alf, 64cu, 68ga), 1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-tetraacetic acid (dota) or 1,4,7-triazacyclononane-triacetic acid (nota).. .

Psma-binding agents and uses thereof

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (psma) binding compounds having radioisotope substituents are described, as well as chemical precursors thereof. Compounds include pyridine containing compounds, compounds having phenylhydrazine structures, and acylated lysine compounds.
The Johns Hopkins University

Pain tracking by pet-imaging (pain-trap)

Subject matter of the present invention is psma binding molecules for use in diagnosis and/or imaging of pain. Diagnosis or imaging of pain may be the visualization of the location of the origin of pain and/or the determination of the etiology of pain and/or the determination of the pain intensity and/or the stratification of subjects suffering from pain..
Universitat Zu Koln

Composition for use in medical imaging and a preparing thereof

The present invention relates to a composition for use as a contrast agent in medical imaging. The composition comprises a metal ion containing compound comprises at least one metal ion adapted to bind with one or more metal ion chelating agents; wherein said one or more metal ion chelating agents comprise at least one first chelating agent adapted to target a region of interest being imaged, and at least one second chelating agent having at least one functional group adapted to dissociate in an aqueous medium to thereby allow or enhance contrast of the region of interest under the medical imaging.
Jacobson Research Laboratory Limited

Particle composition for use in medical imaging and a preparing thereof

The present invention relates to a particle composition for use as a contrasting agent in medical imaging such as magnetic resonance imaging (mri), the particle composition comprising: a metal containing compound comprises at least one metal complexed with at least one metal chelating agent; wherein the metal chelating agent is adapted to bind to one or more protein molecules to thereby allow or enhance visibility of the protein molecules under the medical imaging. The present invention further relates to a diagnostic agent for use in magnetic resonance imaging (mri) comprising the above described particle composition; and a method of preparing thereof..
Jacobson Research Labortory Limited

Radiographic nanoparticle contrast agents for dual-energy x-ray imaging and computed tomography scanning and methods of using thereof

Nanoparticles and nanoprobes for use as a contrast agent for x-ray imaging techniques, ct scanning techniques, mri and optical imaging are disclosed. The nanoparticles and nanoprobes include a core having a contrast element characterized by a k-edge value ranging from about 17 to about 49 kev, and a stabilizing element which minimizes one or both of cytotoxicity and immunoreactivity of the contrast element.
The Trustees Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Radiation emitting peptide nucleic acid conjugates and uses thereof for diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of diseases, conditions and disorders

Provided is a conjugate including at least one radiation emitting probe and at least one gene complementary component for use in highly sensitive diagnosis, imaging, and treatment of conditions, diseases and disorders, including compositions including said conjugates and kits thereof.. .
Yissum Research Development Company Of The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem Ltd.

Methods and compositions for improving antiangiogenic therapy with anti-integrins

Described here are methods and compositions for treating tumors and metastases that improve anti-angiogenesis therapy. By inhibiting these mechanisms in a biological system with an anti-beta one integrin composition in combination with an antiangiogenic composition, tumors and metastases may be deprived of an adequate blood supply, thereby resulting in tumor cell growth arrest and possibly regression, including tumor cell death.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Liposomes useful for drug delivery

The present invention provides liposome compositions containing substituted ammonium and/or polyanion, and optionally with a desired therapeutic or imaging entity. The present invention also provide methods of making the liposome compositions provided by the present invention..
Lpsen Biopharm Ltd.

Two-part prosthetic socket and making same

A two-part prosthetic socket which includes an inner socket component having an inner profile substantially complementary to a profile of a residual limb of a patient, and an outer socket component configured to releasably attach about an outer surface of the inner socket component is disclosed. The inner profile of the inner socket component may be determined from digital data output from a medical imaging scan of the residual limb, which provides a three-dimensional digital profile of the residual limb that includes information on the size and location of at least bone and bone spurs, muscle, scar tissue, and neuroma.

Guidewire navigation system with direct visualization feature

Disclosed is a navigation system with a remote visualization element for navigating in remote spaces in medical and non-medical applications using multiple imaging modalities, including direct visualization.. .
Cardioguidance Biomedical, Llc

Systems and methods for intervention guidance using pre-operative planning with ultrasound

Methods and systems are provided for multi-modality imaging. In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving planning annotations of a pre-operative three-dimensional (3d) image of a subject; during an ultrasound scan of the subject, registering an ultrasound image with the 3d image; overlaying the planning annotations on the ultrasound image; and displaying the ultrasound image with the overlaid planning annotations.
General Electric Company

Methods and systems for spatial color flow for diagnostic medical imaging

The systems and methods described herein relate to providing spatial color flow imaging for diagnostic medical imaging. The systems and methods acquire ultrasound data along a first two-dimensional (2d) plane and at least a second 2d plane from a matrix array probe for a region of interest roi), calculate a first flow velocity based on the ultrasound data along the first 2d plane, calculate a second flow velocity based on the ultrasound data along the second 2d plane, and generate a first color flow image based on the first flow velocity.
General Electric Company

Systems and methods for intervention guidance using a combination of ultrasound and x-ray imaging

Methods and systems are provided for multi-modality imaging. In one embodiment, a method comprises: during an ultrasound scan of a patient, co-aligning an ultrasound image received during the ultrasound scan with a three-dimensional (3d) image of the patient acquired with an imaging modality prior to the ultrasound scan; calculating an angle for an x-ray source based on position information in the 3d image to align the x-ray source with the ultrasound image; and adjusting a position of the x-ray source based on the calculated angle.
General Electric Company

Device and intravascular imaging and sensing

An intravascular sensor device can be used to guide treatment of a diseased blood vessel in the body of a patient. In some examples, the intravascular sensor device includes a pressure sensor and an ultrasound transducer.

Device and intravascular imaging and sensing

An intravascular sensor device can be used to guide treatment of a diseased blood vessel in the body of a patient. In some examples, the intravascular sensor device includes a pressure sensor and an ultrasound transducer.

X-ray imaging unit for medical imaging

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

Variable sid imaging

A system for imaging includes a gantry movable relative to a subject. A source is configured to emit radiation during an imaging procedure.
General Electric Company

Radioimaging using low dose isotope

Radioimaging methods, devices and radiopharmaceuticals therefor.. .
Spectrum Dynamics Medical Limited

Patient-specific restraining device and integrated dosimetry system

A patient-specific, restraining device is fabricated directly from the patient's diagnostic images, (e.g. Computed tomography (ct), magnetic resonance imaging (mri), and ultrasound) fabricated by additive manufacturing techniques, also known as 3d printing, using an algorithm that directly translates the medical images into instructions for the 3d printer.

System and detecting organ motion

A system and method of imaging a patient are provided. The system may include an acquisition configured to obtain a pet dataset relating to a target organ of a patient.
Uih America, Inc.

Device

A hand held imaging device for measuring characteristics of hair and scalp, comprising a housing with a high magnification optic for obtaining magnified images of surface characteristics of hair fibres, said high magnification optic comprising a first lens and a first light source, and a low magnification optic for obtaining magnified images of the scalp and hair, said low magnification optic comprising a second lens and a second light source, wherein the high magnification optic has a fixed focal length and a slot for locating hair fibres in frame such that the hair fibres are in focus and wherein the device further comprises a viewing means, selected from an integral viewing means, an external viewing means and a combination thereof.. .
Conopco, Inc., D/b/a Unilever

Endoscope system, processor device, and operation endoscope system

An endoscope system has an oxygen saturation calculation unit that calculates the oxygen saturation of an observation target using an lut. The endoscope system includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a correction image obtained by imaging the observation target before calculating the oxygen saturation; an image correction amount calculation unit that calculates an image correction amount for an oxygen saturation calculation image using the correction image; an image correction unit that corrects the oxygen saturation calculation image according to the image correction amount; and a storage unit that stores the correction image and an oxygen saturation image, which shows the oxygen saturation calculated by the oxygen saturation calculation unit using the oxygen saturation calculation image after correction, so as to be associated with each other..
Fujifilm Corporation

Photoacoustic imaging

A photoacoustic imaging method is provided that can prevent the surface of the subject from appearing in an image when a part to be observed at a position deeper than the surface of the subject is imaged. The photoacoustic imaging device includes a unit for outputting pulsed light toward the subject, and generating photoacoustic data by detecting photoacoustic waves emitted from the subject exposed to the light.
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging system for generating vibration region caused by ultrasound wave thereby to obtain optically-sectioned images

An imaging system is configured for generating vibration region caused by ultrasound wave thereby to obtain a plurality of optically-sectioned images. In the imaging system, a stage is operable to be moved along a plurality of scanning imaging positions, and applied to deposit an object with at least one scattering material.
National Taiwan University

System, method and processor for monitoring a vital sign of a subject

The present invention relates to a system (10) for monitoring a vital sign of a first subject (12), for example, a neonate, which is in proximity or in contact with a second subject (14), for example, a parent. The system comprises an imaging unit (16) for monitoring the first subject (12) from a distance, to obtain an imaging signal related to a first vital sign of the first subject (12), this imaging unit (16) might be, for example, a camera.
Koninklijke Philips N.v

Endoscope apparatus

An endoscope apparatus includes: a first endoscope that includes a first observation optical system; a second endoscope that includes a second observation optical system different from the first observation optical system, an exit pupil diameter of the second endoscope being larger than an exit pupil diameter of the first endoscope; an imaging device that is connected to one of the first and the second endoscopes, and includes an aperture diaphragm configured to pass light output from the connected one of the first and the second endoscopes, and an imaging unit configured to receive the light passed through the aperture diaphragm and convert the received light into an electric signal; and an image processing device configured to generate an image by using the electric signal generated by the imaging device. A minimum aperture diameter of the aperture diaphragm is larger than the exit pupil diameter of the first endoscope..
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

Imaging device and endoscope system

An imaging device includes: an optical device; a movable frame configured to support and move the optical device in a predetermined direction; a supporting frame configured to support the movable frame; a voice coil motor configured to move the movable frame relative to the supporting frame in the predetermined direction; a position detecting unit configured to detect a position of the movable frame relative to the supporting frame and generate a position signal; a signal processing unit configured to generate a drive signal and determine whether the position signal is normal; an imaging device; an image processing unit; a first drive controller configured to drive the movable frame; a second drive controller configured to drive the movable frame; and a selector configured to select a drive controller that controls driving of the movable frame from the first drive controller and the second drive controller.. .
Olympus Corporation

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

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Hd Lifesciences Llc

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Measurement device

A measurement device that can improve measurement accuracy and increase the number of times of service of a measurement jig. The measurement device includes a movement control section that positions the measurement jig at an instructed position in the transfer direction, an imaging control section that images the positioned measurement jig by the measurement camera and acquires an image data, an image processing section that calculates an actual position of the measurement jig based on multiple measurement marks which are included in the image data, and an error measurement section that measures a positioning error in the transfer direction due to the driving device based on the instructed position and the actual position..
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and driving imaging apparatus

A pixel array has a plurality of output units arranged in matrix form and a plurality of a/d conversion units corresponds to the output units. Each of the output units outputs an electric signal based on incident electromagnetic waves.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid-state imaging element, driving the same, and camera system

A solid-state imaging element including pixel signal read lines, and a pixel signal reading unit for reading pixel signals from a pixel unit via the pixel signal read line. The pixel unit includes a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix form, each pixel including a photoelectric conversion element.
Sony Corporation

Optical sensor, signal reading method therefor, solid-state imaging device, and signal reading method therefor

One problem addressed by the present invention is to provide an optical sensor, a solid-state imaging device, and methods for reading the signals therefrom, which contribute greatly to the development of industry and the realization of a safer and more secure society. One solution according to the present invention is an optical sensor having a light-receiving element, storage capacitors that store a charge, and a transfer switch for transferring to the storage capacitors a charge generated by light input to the light-receiving element, wherein the storage capacitors are a floating diffusion capacitor and a lateral overflow integration capacitor, and the transfer switch is a non-ldd/mos transistor, that is, a non-ldd/mos transistor for which the impurity concentration of the drain region is reduced by 50%..
Tohoku University

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state image sensor, an imaging device, and an electronic device capable of switching fd conversion efficiency in all pixels of a solid-state image sensor. A photodiode performs photoelectric conversion on incident light.
Sony Corporation

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

The solid-state imaging device includes a pixel section including a plurality of unit pixels disposed for photoelectric transduction, a power supply noise detector detecting a noise component from a power supply used to energize the unit pixels and outputting a single-ended canceling signal including a canceling component for canceling the noise component, a sample and hold section configured to sample single-ended pixel signals output from the unit pixels and hold and output pixel signals representing the sampled pixel signals from which the noise component has been removed on the basis of the canceling signal, and an a/d converter performing a/d conversion on the pixel signals that have been held. The present technology is applicable to a cmos image sensor, for example..

Correcting lag in imaging devices

A method of correcting lag in an imaging pixel includes receiving a current frame pixel value and determining a current filter coefficient using the current frame pixel value. A pixel output is determined from a product of the current frame pixel value and current frame filter coefficient.
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.

Endoscope apparatus, operating endoscope apparatus, and recording medium

An endoscope apparatus includes an imaging element, a video signal generating circuit, an illuminator, a light quantity detector, and one or more controllers. An imaging area in which a plurality of pixels are disposed includes a scanning area.
Olympus Corporation

Infrared imaging device, control method thereof, and vehicle

A first imaging unit detects far-infrared rays and captures a first image. A second imaging unit detects light having a wavelength range shorter than a wavelength range of the far-infrared rays and captures a second image.
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging system and imaging control method

An object of the invention is to provide an imaging system and an imaging control method that remove user discomfort in the display of an image associated with the adjustment of the direction of an optical axis of a pan tilt camera and improve visibility. The above-mentioned object is achieved by an imaging system including a camera that captures an image of an object to acquire object image data, pan/tilt means for rotating the camera in a pan direction and a tilt direction perpendicular to the pan direction, input means for enabling a user to desiplate a designation point at an arbitrary position of a display screen, designated position acquisition means for acquiring positional information of the designation point, pan/tilt control means for linearly moving an optical axis of the camera from a current position to a position of a designated object corresponding to the designation point to linearly move the designated object from the current position of the display screen to a center of the display screen, and image processing means for rotating the object image data displayed on the display screen on the optical axis of the camera and aligning a vertical direction after the movement of the optical axis with a vertical direction before the movement of the optical axis..
Fujifilm Corporation

Remote analyte testing system

A system has a test apparatus comprising a test medium having a machine-readable identifier, the medium enabled to accept an analyte for a specific test, a smart telephone or a pad device having imaging apparatus, a digital memory, input apparatus providing recording of contextual information associated with a specific test, and first coded instructions providing integration of images and contextual information associated with a specific test into a specific data structure, a network-connected server having a processor and coupled to at least one server-side data repository, and second coded instructions executing on the processor of the server from a non-transitory medium. A user applies the analyte, allows the test to proceed to conclusion, and initiates at least one image capture by the imaging apparatus..
Invent.ly Llc

Imaging apparatus, controlling the same, and storage medium

An imaging apparatus capable of adjusting an orientation guide with good accuracy includes an orientation detection unit configured to detect an orientation of the imaging apparatus, a control unit configured to perform control to display an orientation guide for indicating an orientation of the imaging apparatus based on the orientation detected by the orientation detection unit, a display control unit configured to perform control to perform 2-area enlargement display for displaying live view images captured in two different areas horizontally or vertically separated from each other by an imaging unit, side by side on a display unit, and an adjustment unit configured to, upon reception of a specific operation while the 2-area enlargement display is being performed, adjust a reference of the orientation guide based on the orientation detected by the orientation detection unit when the specific operation is received.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging apparatus, controlling the imaging apparatus, and storage medium

An imaging apparatus capable of restricting the possibility that, in imaging after the orientation of a camera is adjusted, imaging is performed with the camera orientation deviated from the adjusted orientation, includes a display control unit configured to perform control to perform 2-area enlargement display for displaying live view images captured in two different areas horizontally or vertically separated from each other by an imaging unit, side by side on a display unit, and a control unit configured to perform control, in a live view display in a state where the 2-area enlargement display is not performed, not to display a display item for receiving an imaging instruction through a touch operation, and in a case where the 2-area enlargement display is performed, to display the display item for receiving an imaging instruction.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Infrared imaging device and signal correction method using infrared imaging device

The infrared imaging device includes an optical system, an infrared detector that captures an infrared image, a correction unit that corrects an infrared image based on basic correction data and outputs a corrected image, and an offset value calculation unit. The offset value calculation unit detects a subject region from the corrected image, calculates a subject value indicating a pixel value of a subject region, and calculates a subject value change amount which is a change amount of a pixel value of the subject region based on the reference subject value and the calculated subject value, and calculates the subject value change amount, as a representative offset value indicating a change amount of each pixel value of a plurality of pixels caused by a temperature change..
Fujifilm Corporation

Display system for a machine

A display system for a machine includes multiple imaging devices configured to capture image data of an environment around the machine. The display system includes a position sensor configured to generate signals indicative of position of an operator seat.
Caterpillar Inc.

Auto-focusing systems and methods

A method of focusing an imaging device includes acquiring an image. A determination is made whether contrast difference between a pixel and one or more adjacent pixels is likely due to noise, or whether the contrast difference is due to the image being out-of-focus.
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.

Method and system for capturing images of a liquid sample

A method and system for capturing images of a liquid sample flowing through a field of view of an imaging device that can include stepping a focus mechanism of the imaging device through a plurality of focus values and capturing a plurality of images of the sample at each of the plurality of focus values as the sample flows through the field of view of the imaging device. In this way, image capture can proceed before a focus value has been determined and capture images that are in focus can be used for further processing subsequently..
Biosurfit, S.a.

Imaging element and imaging apparatus

An imaging element that outputs an image signal acquired by an imaging unit which has a plurality of pixel units is provided that includes a gain unit that sets gain with respect to an output signal of the imaging unit; a control unit that controls an accumulation time of the pixel units; and an arithmetic operation unit that receives a target luminance value and exposure control information, calculates the gain or the accumulation time by detecting a luminance value using an image signal read from the pixel units, and causes the gain unit or the control unit to perform exposure control of the imaging unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Open-field handheld flourescence imaging systems and methods

An imaging device having an imaging field of view, the imaging device including at least one illumination port configured to output light for illuminating a target; an imaging sensor to detect light traveling along an optical path to the imaging sensor; and a first movable window positioned upstream of the sensor with respect to a direction of travel of light along the optical path, wherein the first movable window is configured to move into the optical path in a deployed position for modifying light received from the target.. .
Novadaq Technologies Inc.

Ear canal modeling using pattern projection

Systems and methods are disclosed for making three-dimensional models of the inside of an ear canal using a projected pattern. A system comprises a probe adapted to be inserted into the ear canal.
Ototechnologies Corp.

Prioritizing vdi sessions and redirected devices in software defined networks

Vdi sessions and virtualized devices can be prioritized in software-defined networks. A server-side agent can communicate with a management server to provide vdi session details indicative of how the vdi session is being employed.
Wyse Technology L.l.c.

Mount, authentication device, authentication method, and program

A wearable article includes: an annular casing that surrounds a space into which a body of a user is to be inserted; a light-emitting element that is provided in the casing, the light-emitting element emitting light towards the space; an imaging element that is provided in the casing, the imaging element capturing and obtaining an image of the space when the light-emitting element emits light; and an authentication circuit that authenticates the user based on a vein pattern obtained in advance and the image.. .
Nec Corporation

Wireless charging system with inductance imaging

A wireless power transmission system has a wireless power receiving device that is located on a charging surface. The wireless power transmitting device has an array of wireless power transmitting coils that overlap the charging surface.
Apple Inc.

Photoelectric conversion element, imaging device, and electronic apparatus

A photoelectric conversion element according to one embodiment of the disclosure includes: a first electrode and a second electrode that are oppositely disposed; and a photoelectric conversion layer that is provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, and includes a high-molecular semiconductor material and a low-molecular material. The high-molecular semiconductor material has an absorption coefficient in a visible light region of 50000 cm−1 or less.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Imaging device and electronic device

An imaging device having a three-dimensional integration structure is provided. A first structure including a transistor including silicon in an active layer or an active region and a second structure including an oxide semiconductor in an active layer are fabricated.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.

Solid-state imaging manufacturing the solid-state imaging apparatus having sealing portion disposed in bonded members

A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a first substrate that includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion units, a second substrate that includes at least a part of a readout circuit configured to read signals based on electric charges of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units and a peripheral circuit including a control circuit, and a wiring structure that is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and includes a pad portion electrically connected to the peripheral circuit via a draw-out wiring and an insulating layer. The wiring structure has, at least at a part thereof, a seal ring disposed in such a way as to surround the photoelectric conversion units and the peripheral circuit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Systems and methods for automated microscopy

A method of locating a substrate within a field of view of an imaging system includes acquiring an image of a first marker on a substrate in the field of view. The first marker has a first spatial pattern representing a position of the first marker relative to the substrate.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

35mm automated video and data storage with remote access data retrieval

Systems and methods convert computer generated data and video into patterns of 0s and 1s for storage as a still image on camera film (e.g., 35 mm film). A system can include a user interface identifying computer generated data for conversion into a still image pattern of 0s and 1s for storage as a still image on a frame of film, a microprocessor programmed to convert the computer generated data into a still image pattern of 0s and 1s, and film imaging hardware for processing the frame of film with the still image pattern as a still image on the frame of film.
Nxtgen Technology, Inc.

Head mounted display device

The disclosure provides a head mounted display device, comprising a house and an optical glass, a telescope, an imaging lens assembly and a display screen located in the housing. The house further comprises a display window and a view window.
Shenzhen Royole Technologies Co. Ltd.

System for characterizing manual welding operations on pipe and other curved structures

A system for characterizing manual welding exercises and providing valuable training to welders that includes components for generating, capturing, and processing data. The data generating component further includes a fixture, workpiece, at least one calibration device having at least two point markers integral therewith, and a welding tool.
Lincoln Global, Inc.

Unmanned vehicle simulator

The presently disclosed subject matter includes a ux v system simulator. According to some examples synthetic images are display on the display device, the synthetic images showing an artificial representation of an environment in which operation of a ux v is being simulated, the images are shown as if viewed from a vantage point of an imaging payload located onboard the ux v; the images are processed to extract thereform values of one or more graphic image parameters; responsive to a command issued with respect to the synthetic images, the extracted values are compared with respective predefined reference values; a simulation of the issued command is executed only if the comparison between the extracted values and respective reference values complies with at least one predefined condition, thereby increasing similarity between the operation of the simulator and the operation of the real uav system being simulated..
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Methods and systems for content processing

Mobile phones and other portable devices are equipped with a variety of technologies by which existing functionality can be improved, and new functionality can be provided. Some aspects relate to visual search capabilities, and determining appropriate actions responsive to different image inputs.
Digimarc Corporation

Method, device, and computer-readable storage medium with instructions for controlling a display of an augmented reality head-up display device

A method, a device and a computer-readable storage medium with instructions for controlling a display of an augmented reality head-up display device for a motor vehicle as well as an augmented reality head-up display device for a motor vehicle. In a first step, the position for a representation of a virtual object in front of the motor vehicle is determined (20).
Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft

Magnetic resonance imaging with enhanced bone visualization

A system for bone imaging is disclosed. A processing unit is provided for processing an echo mri dataset.
Stichting Voor De Technische Wetenschappen

Detection of risky objects in image frames

System, method, and computer product for detection of objects. A plurality of image frames is extracted from an image data received from one or more imaging devices.
Seecure Systems, Inc.

Remote determination of containers in geographical region

Disclosed is a method and system for processing images from an aerial imaging device. The method includes receiving a first image of a geographical area having a first resolution.
Orbital Insight, Inc.

Information processing device, information processing method, and program

Provided is an information processing device including an acquisition unit that acquires a first captured image, a second captured image, and a distance to a subject, and a derivation unit that derives an imaging position distance which is a distance between the first imaging position and the second imaging position, on the basis of a plurality of pixel coordinates for specifying a plurality of pixels of more than three pixels which are present in the same planar region as an emission position irradiated with the directional light beam on the real space and correspond to the position on the real space in each of the first captured image and the second captured image which are acquired by the acquisition unit, emission position coordinates which are derived on the basis of the distance acquired by the acquisition unit, a focal length of an imaging lens, and dimensions of imaging pixels.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Method for accurately aligning and correcting images in high dynamic range video and image processing

An alignment method for high dynamic resolution imaging searches and detects features in an image and parameterizing the features. Then differently exposed images are compared by comparing the features.
Pinnacle Imaging Corporation

Calibration device, calibration method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for the same

A calibration device acquires an image of an imaging target located ahead of a vehicle. Images of the imaging targets behind the vehicle are acquired, which are different from the acquired images captured in the forward direction.
Denso Corporation

Systems & methods for computational pathology using points-of-interest

Systems, methods and devices for determination of disease class scores for patient tissue are disclosed. The disease class scores may be based on the probability or probability-like metric for a disease condition or outcome.

Contact lens inspection in a plastic shell

An inspection system and method to detect the presence or absence of ophthalmic lenses in a plastic shell just before the seal is applied comprising a high resolution imaging device suitably integrated with an optical module; a uv illumination module suitably mounted below the ophthalmic lens holder; a visible led based top lighting module suitably mounted on top of the ophthalmic lens holder; the inspection system which captures images of the lens immersed in a saline solution in a the plastic shell; analyzing the image and determining the characteristics of the lens perimeter and the optical center; making a decision to reject the inspected item if the analyzed image indicates the presence of a flipped, multiple and folded lens or the absence of the lens; making a decision to accept the inspected item, if the analyzed image indicates the presence of a single lens positioned in the correct orientation.. .
Emage Vision Pte. Ltd.

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

Provided is a radiation imaging apparatus, which is configured to acquire a radiographic image, the radiation imaging apparatus including: an evaluation unit configured to evaluate the radiographic image based on a plurality of evaluation indices; a determination unit configured to determine priorities of the plurality of evaluation indices; and an output unit configured to output propriety information regarding whether the radiographic image is proper based on evaluation results of the plurality of evaluation indices and the priorities.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image processing unit, image processing method, and projection system

An image processing unit of the disclosure includes an imaging section that acquires a plurality of partial images as a captured image, by imaging a projection screen provided by a projector through division of the projection screen into a plurality of regions to have partially overlapping imaging regions, and an estimation section that performs an operation a plurality of times on a basis of the captured image, the operation being performed to estimate a projection transformation matrix for linking of the partial images adjacent to each other.. .
Sony Corporation

Bowl-shaped imaging system

Technologies for utilizing a bowl-shaped image include a computing device to receive a first fisheye image capturing a first scene and a second fisheye image capturing a second scene overlapping with the first scene at an overlapping region. The computing device generates a combined image of the first fisheye image and the second fisheye image, performs object classification on a region of interest of at least one of the first fisheye image or the second fisheye image to classify an object within the region of interest, and generates a portion of a bowl-shaped image based on the combined image..
Intel Corporation

Method and system for inputting products into an inventory system

A method of characterizing inventory items to a planogram includes receiving images of view of a scene with inventory items and corresponding indicia using an imaging device; receiving utterances (such as spoken description of inventory items) from a user using a voice recognition system; identifying inventory items in the scene and a corresponding identification code based at least in part on the images and at least in part on the utterances; identifying a plurality of attributes corresponding to the inventory items; and characterizing the inventory items to a planogram based on the respective identification code and plurality of attributes.. .
Vocollect, Inc.

Method and system for identifying a vacant parking space in a parking lot

Disclosed herein are a method and a system for identifying a vacant parking space in a parking lot. The method includes receiving, by a parking space identifier, at least one image frame from an imaging device.
Wipro Limited

Mobile unit control device and mobile unit

A mobile unit control device includes an imaging unit, an identification unit, and a control unit. When installed on a mobile unit, the imaging unit captures at least a portion of the surroundings of the mobile unit to obtain an image thereof.
Nidec Corporation

Image writing device, image forming apparatus, and pitch unevenness suppressing method

Provided is an image writing device including a deflector having deflective reflection surfaces for deflecting light flux emitted from a light source and a scanning imaging optical system that condenses the light flux as a light spot on a scanned surface of a latent image carrier, and performing optical scanning on the scanned surface at a constant speed, the image writing device further including: a surface detector that detects a deflective reflection surface that deflects the light flux; a storage that prestores a beam irradiation position in a sub scanning direction corresponding to each main image height on each of the deflective reflection surfaces; and a hardware processor that controls, on the basis of a beam irradiation position in the sub scanning direction corresponding to each main image height on the deflective reflection surface a light quantity of the light flux to be irradiated to the beam irradiation position.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Electrostatic printing

According to one example, there is provided an electrostatic printer. The printer comprises a photoconductor member, an imaging unit to generate a latent electrostatic image on the photoconductor member, an interface to receive a developer unit comprising a colored toner, the developer unit to develop a colored toner image on the photoconductor member using an associated base developer voltage, and a controller.
Hp Indigo B.v.

Method of performing model-based scanner tuning

A model-based tuning method for tuning a first lithography system utilizing a reference lithography system, each of which has tunable parameters for controlling imaging performance. The method includes the steps of defining a test pattern and an imaging model; imaging the test pattern utilizing the reference lithography system and measuring the imaging results; imaging the test pattern utilizing the first lithography system and measuring the imaging results; calibrating the imaging model utilizing the imaging results corresponding to the reference lithography system, where the calibrated imaging model has a first set of parameter values; tuning the calibrated imaging model utilizing the imaging results corresponding to the first lithography system, where the tuned calibrated model has a second set of parameter values; and adjusting the parameters of the first lithography system based on a difference between the first set of parameter values and the second set of parameter values..
Asml Netherlands B. V.

Semi-submersible microscope objective with protective element and use of the same in multiphoton imaging method

A semi-submersible microscope objective includes a microscope objective having a protective barrel with an optical inlet and optical outlet, and a protective element affixed to the microscope objective, sealing the optical exit but not the optical inlet. A transparent portion of the protective element is aligned with the optical exit.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Virtual curved surface display panel and display device

A virtual curved surface display panel and a display device are provided. By using the imaging principle of the concave lens, the concave lens array is provided on the display surface of the flat display panel, and the focal lengths of the concave lenses are designed to be symmetrically distributed with respect to a vertical symmetry axis of the display surface.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

A vibration damping connector and use of the vibration damping connector

The present invention refers to a vibration damping connector (100) for reducing vibrations between a vibration prone system and an optical imaging system, said vibration damping connector comprising a first part (1) adapted to be connected to said optical imaging system, a second part (2) adapted to be connected to said vibration prone system, and at least one first shock absorbing element (3), a portion of said first part (1) is arranged inside a portion of said second part (2) along a central axis (a) or a portion of said second part (2) is arranged inside a portion of said first part (1) along a central axis (a) and said at least one flexible shock absorbing element (3) is arranged between said first part (1) and said second part (2), said vibration damping connector (100) further comprises at least one fastening device (4) for fastening said first part (1) to said second part (2) and said fastening device (2) presses said first part(1) to said second part (2) via a second shock absorbing element (5). Furthermore, use of the vibration damping.
Inl-international Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Low profile image combiner for near-eye displays

An image combiner, also referred to as a combiner optic, of a near-eye display system or the like transmits enough light so a user can see remote objects in a “world view”, while also reflecting enough light so the user can simultaneously see a projected image in a “projected” (augmented) view. The disclosed image combiners use two partial reflectors configured to form a wedged reflective cavity.
3m Innovative Properties Company

Optical display system for augmented reality and virtual reality

Optical display systems and methods for providing three-dimensional and two-dimensional convergence corrected images to a user are described. The optical display systems may include at least two image generators producing a plurality of rays forming a plurality of images.
Optecks, Llc

Optical imaging structure and virtual reality spectacles

The present disclosure provides an optical imaging structure and virtual reality spectacles. In one embodiment, an optical imaging structure includes: an eyeglass component; and at least one light guide wall distributed along an edge of the eyeglass component, wherein, two opposite end faces of the at least one light guide wall are respectively a light incoming face and a light outgoing face; wherein, an inner rim of the light outgoing face joins the edge of the eyeglass component and extends in an optical axis direction of the eyeglass component, and, the light outgoing face is gradually distanced from the eyeglass component from the inner rim to an outer rim of the light outgoing face; and wherein, the at least one light guide wall includes a first light guide wall and a second light guide wall respectively disposed at left and right sides of the eyeglass component..
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Enhanced resolution dlp projector apparatus and using same

A dlp projector apparatus is provided for projecting a monochromatic display from plurality of monochromatic light sources. The dlp projector is adapted to radiate from each micromirror of its dmd chip an image comprising a plurality of radiated locations which are shifted with respect to each other.
Stratasys Ltd.

Imaging system for counting and sizing particles in fluid-filled vessels

A system is described to facilitate the characterization of particles within a fluid contained in a vessel using an illumination system that directs source light through each vessel. One or more optical elements may be implemented to refract the source light and to illuminate the entire volume of the vessel.
Amgen Inc.

Dosimeters including lensless imaging systems

Among other things, a method comprises imaging a sample displaced between a sensor surface and a surface of a microscopy sample chamber to produce an image of at least a part of the sample. The image is produced using lensless optical microscopy, and the sample contains at least blood from a subject.
Alentic Microscience Inc.

Camera and specimen alignment to facilitate large area imaging in microscopy

A microscope system and method allow for a desired x′-direction scanning along a specimen to be angularly offset from an x-direction of the xy translation stage, and rotates an image sensor associated with the microscope to place the pixel rows of the image sensor substantially parallel to the desired x′-direction. The angle of offset of the x′-direction relative to the x-direction is determined and the xy translation stage is employed to move the specimen relative to the image sensor to different positions along the desired x′-direction without a substantial shift of the image sensor relative to the specimen in a y′-direction, the y′-direction being orthogonal to the x′ direction of the specimen.
Nanotronics Imaging, Inc.

Optical image capturing system

An optical image capturing system includes, along the optical axis in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, a fifth lens, a sixth lens, and a seventh lens. At least one lens among the first to the sixth lenses has positive refractive force.
Ability Opto-electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system, imaging apparatus and electronic device

An optical imaging system includes, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element having positive refractive power, a second lens element having negative refractive power, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, a fifth lens element having both an object-side surface and an image-side surface being aspheric, and a sixth lens element having both an object-side surface and an image-side surface being aspheric, wherein the optical imaging system has a total of six lens elements; at least one lens element among the first lens element, the second lens element, the third lens element, the fourth lens element, the fifth lens element, and the sixth lens element has at least one inflection point.. .
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system

An optical imaging system includes lenses sequentially disposed from an object side toward an imaging plane and including a refractive power in paraxial regions or edges of the paraxial regions. An object-side surface of a fifth lens of the lenses is planar in a paraxial region and the fifth lens includes a refractive power at an edge of the paraxial region..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

Lens apparatus and imaging apparatus including the same

A lens apparatus includes a first barrel including a first connection portion, a second barrel holding a lens, movable in an optical axis direction of the lens relative to the first barrel, and including a second connection portion, a flexible printed circuit board electrically connecting the first connection portion and the second connection portion, and a restricting portion provided in either one of the first barrel and the second barrel in the radial direction and restricting a portion of the flexible printed circuit board between the first and second connection portions from moving in the radial direction.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Micro-optical imaging film and imaging device

This application relates to the technical field of optical films, and discloses a micro-optical imaging film and an imaging apparatus. The micro-optical imaging film includes a body; focusing structures and pattern structures being formed on the body, the focusing structures and pattern structures being adapted to each other, so as to form an image; and e cover structures covering exterior surfaces of at least part of the focusing structures, wherein materials of the cover structures and the focusing structures are different, and a difference between a refractive index of the cover structures and a refractive index of the focusing structures is greater than or equal to 0.05.
Shine Optoelectronics (kunshan) Co., Ltd

Reservoir resistivity characterization incorporating flow dynamics

Systems and methods for reservoir resistivity characterization are provided. In various aspects, an integrated framework for the estimation of archie's parameters for a strongly heterogeneous reservoir utilizing the dynamics of the reservoir are provided.
King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology

Positron emission tomography imaging system

The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for heat transfer and cooling in pet. The system may include a gantry including a gantry forming a detection tunnel; a detector mounted to the gantry, and positioned in a circumference of the detection tunnel; a heat transfer device thermally coupled with the detector and configured to transfer heat generated by the detector; and a cooling device thermally coupled to the heat transfer device, and configured to cool the heat transfer device..
Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Radiation imaging apparatus and radiation detection system

A radiation imaging apparatus comprises a sensor portion including a pixel array configured to acquire an image signal corresponding to radiation, and a plurality of detection elements arranged in the pixel array and configured to detect the radiation, and a readout circuit configured to read out the image signal from the sensor portion, wherein the readout circuit includes a signal processing circuit arranged to combine and process signals from the plurality of detection elements if determining the presence or absence of radiation irradiation, and to process a signal for each detection element or combine and process signals from a number of detection elements from among the plurality of detection elements, the number being less than the number of detection elements that include the plurality of detection elements, if determining a radiation dose.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

High resolution, high frame rate, low power image sensor

An apparatus and method for determining a distance to an object using a binary, event-based image sensor. In one aspect, the image sensor includes memory circuitry and address decode circuitry.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Low-cost underwater acoustic system for real-time three-dimensional imaging

Examples described herein include an acoustic system for the imaging of underwater objects, comprising an underwater transceiver antenna of electro-acoustic type, and control and processing means configured to carry out an imaging step.. .
Leonardo S.p. A.

Using micro mirrors to improve the field of view of a 3d depth map

A micro mirror assembly widens the field of view (fov) of a 3d depth map sensor, alleviating the limitation of limited laser illumination power and limitations on the resolution of the available imaging device.. .
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

System and magnetic resonance imaging

A system and method for magnetic resonance imaging is provided. The method includes acquiring a plurality of echo signals relating to a region of interest of a subject at a number of echo times; generating a plurality of phase images based on the plurality of echo signals; generating an unwrapped phase map by performing a phase unwrapping correction to the plurality of phase images; generating a virtual phase map based on the unwrapped phase map; determining a phase mask based on the virtual phase map; obtaining magnitude information of the plurality of echo signals; and generating a susceptibility weighted image based on the phase mask and the magnitude information..
Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Open bore field free line magnetic particle imaging system

An open bore coil system enabling electronic steering and rotation of a field free line (ffl) inside a large volume. An ffl is generated by placing two parallel coil pairs (fed with alternating current directions) side by side.
Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.s.

Method and magnetic resonance imaging preview and establishing an mr model

In a method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging preview and establishing an mr model, an mri scanner is controlled so as to execute an mr model scan sequence to perform an mri scan of a designated patient, to obtain an mr model of the patient. One type of scan sequence is sequentially selected from all types of scan sequence supported by the mri device, and one parameter set is sequentially selected from at least one parameter set supported by this type of scan sequence.
Siemens Shenzhen Magnetic Resonance Ltd.

Systems and methods for magnetic resonance fingerprinting for quantitative breast imaging

Systems and methods for acquiring three-dimensional imaging data from a breast of a subject includes acquiring, with a nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) system, nmr data from a volume of interest (voi) including a breast by acquiring data in a series of variable sequence blocks. A sequence block includes one or more excitation phases, one or more readout phases, and one or more waiting phases, to cause one or more resonant species in the breast to simultaneously produce individual nmr signals.
Case Western Reserve University

Electromagnetic interference pattern recognition tomography

An electromagnetic interference pattern recognition tomography (emiprt) method for use in an image reconstruction system includes generating electromagnetic field data corresponding to an object in an imaging domain, via an electromagnetic tomography system, and using the generated electromagnetic field data, repeatedly, in recursive manner, forming an undisturbed electromagnetic interference image, forming a disturbed electromagnetic interface image based on the undisturbed electromagnetic interference image, recognizing electromagnetic interference patterns in the repeatedly formed disturbed electromagnetic interface images, and forming a superposition image by nullifying or diminishing the recognized electromagnetic interference patterns from the disturbed electromagnetic interface image. Forming a disturbed electromagnetic interface image is also based on an object factor that is a functional of the differences between experimentally electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic fields calculated during the step of forming an undisturbed electromagnetic interference image.
Emtensor Gmbh

Quality of immunological synapse predicts effectiveness of chimeric antigen receptor (car) t cells

Embodiments of the disclosure concern methods of determining the effectiveness of immune cells, such as t cells, with particular chimeric antigen receptors. In specific embodiments, a synapse between the car and the tumor antigen is measured for structure, signaling, and functionality by imaging.

Method and device for adjusting array structure of omnidirectional electromagnetic acoustic transducers for imaging defect profile of metal plate

A method for adjusting array of omnidirectional emats includes: uniformly arranging n emats in a detection region of a metal plate; calculating positions of scattering points according to amplitudes and travel times of guided wave scattering signals, and forming a first defect profile curve by performing three smooth spline interpolations on coordinate data of positions of scattering points; calculating curvatures of points on the first defect profile curve by solving a first and second derivatives of a function of the first defect profile curve; determining an array adjustment region by comparing the curvature with a preset threshold, adjusting the array and calculating a second defect profile curve; and performing data fusion on the first and second defect profile curves to form a defect profile image of the metal plate.. .
Tsinghua University

Imaging based on guided wave scattering of omni-directional magneto-acoustic transducers

An imaging method based on guided wave scattering of omni-directional emats includes: selecting an nth omni-directional emat from n omni-directional emats uniformly arranged in a detection region of a metal plate to be detected as an excitation emat; selecting m omni-directional emats as omni-directionally receiving emats to omni-directionally receive an ultrasonic guided wave signal, and calculating a travel time and intensity of the ultrasonic guided wave signal; judging whether the excitation emat and the omni-directionally receiving emats form a scattering group, if yes, calculating a position of a scattering point; judging whether the position of the scattering point is within a preset scattering region, if yes, determining the position of the scattering point as an effective scattering point; repeating the above steps until all n omni-directional emats have excited omni-directional ultrasonic guided waves, and performing curve fitting on all effective scattering points to obtain a defect profile image.. .
Tsinghua University

Electroanalytical imaging methods and devices involving a substrate with an array of electrodes

The electroanalytical imaging device generally has an electroanalytical cell having a substrate and an array of electrodes mounted on the substrate; an electroanalytical acquisition unit connected to the electrodes of the array and being configured for performing electroanalytical measurements between electrodes of the array; and a processor communicatively coupled to the electroanalytical acquisition unit. In some embodiments, the processor is configured for determining a proportion of the given electrode being covered by the analyte solution in a first electroanalytical measurement based on a first value of the first electroanalytical measurement and on a calibration value..
UniversitÉ Laval

Methods and systems for detecting defects in layered devices and other materials

Various methods of diagnosing defects and disbonds in devices and materials are disclosed. In some embodiments, the methods involve cooling a portion of a material or device, heating a portion of the material or device with a heating instrument, terminating the application of heat to the material or device, and imaging the material or device using a thermal imager after heat is removed.
Itt Manufacturing Enterprises Llc

Rock sample preparation method by using focused ion beam for minimizing curtain effect

A process for the preparation and imaging of a sample of rock from an oil and gas reservoir is provided. A sample of reservoir rock may be obtained, such as from a core sample obtained using a core sampling tool inserted in a wellbore extending into an oil and gas reservoir.
Saudi Arabian Oil Company

Apparatus and generating operation program of inspection system

An apparatus capable of quickly constructing an operation program that causes an inspection system to carry out an operation for imaging the surface to be inspected. This apparatus includes a drawing acquisition section configured to acquire drawing data of the workpiece, a designation receiving section configured to accept designation of the surface to be inspected in the drawing data, a target position acquisition section configured to acquire, as a target position, a position of the movement mechanism when the workpiece and the imaging section are positioned such that the surface to be inspected is within a field of view of the imaging section, and a program generation section configured to generate an operation program for controlling a movement operation of the movement mechanism and an imaging operation of the imaging section on the basis of the target position..
Fanuc Corporation

Image processing system

An image processing system for processing airborne acquired images provides at least one measurement data output. The system may include an airborne imaging device to capture image data, an interface coupled to receive information contemporaneous with the image data and a user interface coupled to receive an input.
Honeywell International Inc.

Imaging device, rotating device, distance measuring device, distance measuring system and distance measuring method

A distance measuring device coupled to a camera and a rotator for driving the camera to rotate. The camera includes a photo sensor and a lens.
Peking University

Depth mapping using structured light and time of flight

A depth camera assembly (dca) determines distances between the dca and objects in a local area within a field of view of the dca. The dca includes an illumination source that projects a known spatial pattern modulated with a temporal carrier signal into the local area.
Oculus Vr, Llc

Brake component monitoring

A solution for evaluating a component of a vehicle, such as a brake pad of a rail vehicle, is provided. An imaging component can acquire image data for a target area of the vehicle within which at least a portion of the component is visible.
International Electronic Machines Corp.

Fusogenic properties of saposin c and related proteins and peptides for application to transmembrane drug delivery systems

The present invention comprises a method for delivering pharmaceutical and/or imaging agents within and/or through the dermal, mucosal and other cellular membranes, and across the blood-brain barrier, utilizing a fusogenic protein. The fusogenic protein is associated with a phospholipid membrane, such as a liposome.
Children's Hospital Medical Center

Hyperpolarization of amino acid residues for producing hyperpolarized peptides

The invention relates to the field of magnetic resonance imaging (mri). More particularly, the invention relates to hyperpolarized peptides for use in mri..
Cedars-sinai Medical Center

Indolizino [3,2-c] quinoline-based fluorescent probe

Provided is a fluorescent probe composition including an indolizino[3,2-c]quinoline-based compound, and a nucleic acid/protein/cell imaging method using the same. Since the compound of the present invention demonstrates excellent environmental sensitivity, fluorescence intensity, photostability, nucleic acid/protein binding, intracellular permeability, etc., the compound may be effectively used for various studies of protein/cell functions and imaging technologies, such as nucleic acid/protein kinetics, drug-protein interactions, and intracellular protein imaging..
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University

Imaging agents

Provided herein is technology relating to imaging agents and particularly, but not exclusively, to methods of manufacturing fluorine-18-labeled phenethylguanidines and uses thereof.. .
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

Apparatus for presenting support images to a driver and method thereof

A display control apparatus mounted in a vehicle is provided with a viewpoint conversion unit, an image enhancement unit and an image outputting unit. The image recognition unit recognizes an object in images captured by a plurality of imaging devices, mounted on a vehicle to captures images surrounding the vehicle.
Denso Corporation

Vehicle environment imaging systems and methods

A vehicle includes a vision system configured to output a signal indicative of exterior conditions in a vicinity of the vehicle and a temperature sensor configured to output a signal indicative of an interior temperature of the vehicle. The vehicle also includes a plurality of articulable openings arranged to allow fluid flow communication between an interior and an exterior of the vehicle.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc

Ultrasonic image guidance of radiation therapy procedures

An ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system has a thin two dimensional array transducer probe which is taped or belted to a patient to image a target region during radiotherapy. The radiotherapy procedure is conducted based upon planning done based on images of the target region acquired prior to the procedure.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Dual localization of brachytherapy radioactive seeds

A brachytherapy seed localization system for localizing radioactive seeds within a diseased tissue, the brachytherapy seed localization system employs a tool tracking machine (50) for generating a tracked seed distribution map (51) of delivered locations of the radioactive seeds within the diseased tissue, and a tissue imaging machine (60) for generating a seed distribution image (61) of projected locations of the radioactive seeds within the diseased tissue including at least one false projected location. The brachytherapy seed localization system further employs a brachytherapy seed localizer (70) for generating a composite seed distribution map (71) of estimated locations of the radioactive seeds within the diseased tissue derived from a combination of the tracked seed distribution map (51) and the seed distribution image (61) excluding any false projected location(s) within the seed distribution image (61)..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Radiolabeled anti-lag3 antibodies for immuno-pet imaging

Radiolabeled anti-lag3 antibodies and their use in immuno-pet imaging are provided herein. Included are methods of detecting the presence of lag3 proteins in a patient or sample..
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Quantifying net axonal transport in motor neuron pathologies

Methods of monitoring and diagnosing subjects with motor neuron pathology such as motor neuron disorders (including but not limited to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als)) and neuropathies, based on imaging of a labeled fragment of tetanus toxin, e.g., tetanus toxin c fragment.. .
University Of Massachusetts

Methylsulfonamide derivatives and uses related thereto

This disclosure relates to methylsulfonamide derivatives and uses as imaging agents and other uses related to cxcr4 inhibition. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising compounds disclosed herein, derivatives, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts or prodrugs thereof.
Emory University

Fluorescent compounds for imaging of blood vessels and blood flow, and an in vivo screen for pro- and anti-angiogenic agents

The present invention discloses fluorescent compounds and a method for their use for selective imaging of blood vessels and blood flow. By applying these fluorescent compounds and the imaging process to a zebrafish model, the present invention further provides methods and procedures for the discovery, selection, and characterization of pro- and anti-angiogenic agents..
Colossus Biopharma Consultants Co., Ltd.

Polymer, and contrast agent for photoacoustic imaging, including the polymer

Wherein in the formula (p1), r0 represents any of a residue or a functional group derived from a cationic polymerization initiator; l represents a linker and l may not be present; n represents an integer of 1 or more; d represents a dye backbone of a dye having absorption in the near-infrared region.. .

Visualizing viral reservoirs and dissemination in vivo

A reporter gene that can be administered to an individual such as hiv-bal-eluc in order to detect the presence of a virus. A method of detecting the presence of virus in an individual, by administering a reporter gene to the individual, associating the reporter gene with the virus, imaging the individual, and detecting the presence of virus in the individual.
Excision Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Shielded targeting agents, methods, and in vivo diagnostic system

A system is provided which includes nanoparticle conjugates configured to bind with a tumor cell, the nanoparticle conjugate comprising a nanoparticle, at least one targeting entity bound to the nanoparticle, and at least one shielding entity that shields at the at least one targeting entity, the nanoparticle, or both; a body-mountable device mounted on an external surface of a living body and configured to detect a tumor cell binding response signal transmitted through the external surface, wherein the tumor cell binding response signal is related to binding of the nanoparticle conjugates with one or more tumor cells; and a processor configured to non-invasively detect the one or more tumor cells based on the tumor cell response signal. Nanoparticle conjugates and methods for use for treating or imaging tumor cells are also provided..
Verily Life Sciences Llc

Methods of designing high x-ray lucency lattice structures

The biocompatible lattice structures disclosed herein with an increased or optimized lucency are prepared according to multiple methods of design disclosed herein. The methods allow for the design of a metallic material with sufficient strength for use in an implant and that remains radiolucent for x-ray imaging..
Hd Lifesciences Llc

Variably x-ray lucent marker system

The variably lucent markers can be used in any implant that has some level of lucency when viewed through an imaging device. The variably lucent markers can be used in the lattice with increased or optimized lucency disclosed herein or in other structure known in the art..

Device and controlling a system comprising an imaging modality

A method is for controlling a system including an imaging modality. The method includes receiving an image and/or a series of images of a portion of a patient from the imaging modality, the field of view of the image and/or of the series of images covering at least a part of an instrument; determining whether the part of the instrument is located within a defined portion of the field of view and/or in a given state selected from a plurality of first states and/or the part of the instrument executes a given movement selected from a plurality of movements; and generating a control command for performing an action depending on whether the part of the instrument is located within the defined portion of the field of view and/or the part of the instrument is in the given state and/or the part of the instrument executes the given movement..
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Sensored surgical tool and surgical intraoperative tracking and imaging system incorporating same

Described are various embodiments of a sensored surgical tool, and surgical intraoperative tracking and imaging system incorporating same. In one embodiment, the surgical tool comprises a rigid elongate tool body having a substantially rigid tool tip to be displaced and tracked within the surgical cavity so to reproducibly locate the tool tip within the cavity.

Surgical cell, biologics and drug deposition in vivo, and real-time tissue modification with tomographic image guidance and methods of use

Provided herein are systems, methods and apparatuses for an in vivo surgical device that uses tomographic imaging to guide the process of surgical incisions for cell, biologics and drug delivery; the image guided system guides the process of delivery with comprehensive real-time processing with the ability to seal the location of delivery and offer laser-tissue modification via a co-aligned tissue modification beam on tissue without tissue damage to adjacent critical or delicate structures.. .
The Board Of Regents, The University Of Texas System

Ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus and control ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus

Provided is an ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus capable of automatically correcting and changing a first position of a doppler gate to a second position so that a user does not need to search for a position of a target. The ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus includes a probe; an image processor configured to generate a doppler flow imaging; an output portion configured to display the doppler flow imaging generated by the image processor; and a controller configured to control the probe so that the probe radiates a first ultrasonic signal based on a position of the doppler gate, and the probe radiates a second ultrasonic signal to a predetermined range based on the position of the doppler gate, and configured to move the position of the doppler gate on the doppler flow imaging based on the received first ultrasonic signal and second ultrasonic signal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Methods and systems for a display interface for diagnostic medical imaging

An ultrasound imaging system and method is provided that includes an ultrasound probe configured to acquire ultrasound data for a region of interest and a controller circuit communicatively coupled to the ultrasound probe configured to generate one or more ultrasound images from the ultrasound data. The ultrasound imaging system and method further provide a curved housing shaped to extend along a curvature angle, the curved housing includes a front panel having a curved touchscreen having at least a first interface section, a second interface section, and a third interface section formed integral with one another.
General Electric Company

Device, hemispheric array breast imaging

A device, system, and method for volumetric ultrasound imaging is described. The device and system include an array of transducer elements grouped in triangular planar facets and substantially configured in the shape of a hemisphere to form a cup-shaped volumetric imaging region within the cavity of the hemisphere.
University Of Rochester

Systems and methods for ultrasound-based medical device assessment

Systems and methods for assisting the placement of a catheter within the body of a patient through the use of an ultrasound imaging system are disclosed. In particular, the systems and methods described herein enable a clinician to determine, prior to insertion of the medical device, how much of the device will be disposed within the vessel, thus enabling the clinician to choose a catheter with suitable length.
C. R. Bard, Inc.

Ultrasound measuement using shear wave

The present invention proposes an ultrasound imaging system and method for measuring a property of a region of interest in a subject by using shear wave, wherein an ultrasound probe is configured to sequentially transmit, to each of a plurality of focal spots (320, 322, 324) in the region of interest, a push pulse (310, 312, 314) for generating a shear wave (330, 332, 334), each of the plurality of focal spots having a mutually different depth value (z1, z2, z3), and to receive ultrasound echo signals adjacent (350, 352, 354) to each of the plurality of focal spots; a shear wave detector is configured to derive, for each of the plurality of focal spots, a first parameter indicating a property of the generated shear wave, based on the received ultrasound echo signals; and a property estimator is configured to estimate a second parameter indicating the property of the region of interest 342 as a function of the derived first parameters.. .
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Radiographic image capturing apparatus, radiographic image capturing system, control radiographic image capturing apparatus, and control program of radiographic image capturing apparatus

Disclosed is a technique capable of enhancing usability of a radiographic image capturing apparatus, system, control method of the radiographic image capturing apparatus and a non-transitory computer readable recording medium recorded with a control program, for a user. A radiographic image capturing apparatus includes: an i/f unit and an imaging control unit that function as a communication unit that selectively performs communication with any one of a portable information terminal and a console which are plural control apparatuses that have different image processing capacities with respect to a radiographic image and respectively perform a control relating to capturing of the radiographic image; and an imaging control unit that functions as a selection unit that selects any one of plural imaging modes predetermined with respect to the capturing of the radiographic image according to the image processing capacity of the control apparatus that performs communication with the communication unit..
Fujifilm Corporation

Dynamic analysis system

A dynamic analysis system includes a hardware processor. A first plurality of frame images showing a dynamic state of a chest of an intubated first examinee is obtained by radiation imaging of the chest of the first examinee.
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Breast imaging system giving feedback information to the patient and method using thereof

An imaging system and related method are provided. The imaging system comprises a surface configured to support a portion of a patient's body, compression paddle configured to compress the portion of a patient's body against the surface, the compression paddle movable between an upper position and a lower position; and a compression control in direct or indirect communication with the compression paddle and configured to effectuate displacement of the compression paddle to any position between and including the upper position and the lower position upon receiving a patient input or command.
General Electric Company

Optimal energy weighting of dark field signal in differential phase contrast x-ray imaging

Apparatus and related method for dark-field imaging. The apparatus operates on projective intensities detected at a detector in different energy channels.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Adaptive x-ray filter using spatial exposure time modulation with dynamic collimators

Disclosed herein are adaptive filters, radiographic systems, and methods for controlling the radiation exposure of a target object during a radiographic imaging procedure. An adaptive filter can comprise first and second dynamic collimators that block or attenuate radiation that is incident upon the collimators, but allow radiation to pass between the collimators to reach the target object and radiation detector.
Human Service

Representative emulation of organ behavior

A method for emulating prerecorded images may comprise acquiring at least one organ timing signal reading representing an activity state of an organ with at least one organ timing signal detector, acquiring a plurality of images with a medical imaging system, associating each of the plurality of images with an organ timing signal reading, removing any of the organ timing signal readings and associated images that are not representative of a normal organ configuration, and outputting a sequence of the representative images for a display.. .
St. Jude Medical International Holding S.à R.l.

Methods and systems for modifying electrical currents in neuronal circuits

The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for providing ultrasound treatment to a patient. In one aspect, a method for adjusting a magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound (mrgfus) treatment plan with a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) system and an ultrasound system includes: (1) identifying a location in a subject that is to receive treatment; (2) applying pulses of focused ultrasound to the identified location with the ultrasound system in order to modulate a level of naturally occurring hormones; (3) concurrently with applying the pulses of focused ultrasound, acquiring with the mri system functional image data from the subject; (4) obtaining a series of functional images of the subject using the functional image data, the functional images indicative of the modified neuronal activity; and (5) adjusting one or more parameters of the mrgfus treatment plan using the reconstructed series of functional images..
The Brigham And Women's Hospital

Radiographic discernable sensors and orthopedic applications for same

Implantable sensors for determining bone health are described that can be utilized in conjunction with orthopedic implants. The sensors can include passive strain gauges or passive chemical sensors that can be read by radiographic imaging techniques.
Clemson University

Triple-fusion imaging device for sentinel lymphadenectomy during laparoscopic surgery

The present invention provides a triple fusion imaging device for sentinel lymphadenectomy for laparoscopic surgery including: a composite laparoscope for near infrared ray/gamma ray/visible ray acquisition configured to acquire triple images of a gamma ray from a gamma ray radioactive material injected to a diseased part, a visible ray, and a near infrared ray; an optical fiber configured to transmit the triple images acquired from the composite laparoscope; an optical source configured to generate a white light for acquiring a visible image through the optical fiber and a near infrared ray excitation light for acquiring a near infrared ray image by exciting a near infrared ray emitting fluorescence material at the disease part; an optical-to-electrical conversion module configured to separate individual images of the visible ray, near infrared ray and gamma ray from the triple images delivered through the optical fiber and then respectively convert the individual images to electrical signals; a matching unit configured to match a visible image signal, a near infrared image signal and a gamma ray image signal from the optical-to-electrical conversion module to one image; and an image display unit configured to display the image from the matching unit.. .
Korea Institute Of Radiological & Medical Science

Method and apparatus of assessment of access flow in hemodialysis patients by video imaging processing

Systems and methods are provided for assessing patient blood flow using video image processing. According to one aspect, a method of analyzing at least one blood flow characteristic of a patient includes capturing a video including a plurality of frames of an arterio-venous (av) fistula on the patient; amplifying motion in the video to produce a motion-amplified video; determining a difference in intensity between consecutive frames in the motion-amplified video to produce a time-function of an amplitude of the optic flow representing movement in an area of interest on the patient; and determining the at least one blood flow characteristic of the patient based on the time-function..
Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

Optical speculum

A system for direct imaging and diagnosing of abnormal cells in a target tissue includes a disposable optical speculum and an image acquisition system having the speculum assembled on and mechanically secured thereto. The image acquisition system is arranged to capture at least one of a single image or multiple images or video of cells within the target tissue using at least one of bright field or dark field ring illumination divided into independently operated segments to obtain a plurality of data sets.
Illumigyn Ltd.

Optics for apodizing an optical imaging probe beam

Optics for apodizing an optical imaging probe beam, and methods for fabricating optics for apodizing an optical imaging probe beam are provided. In some embodiments, optics for apodizing an electrical comprises: an optical fiber; a focusing element coaxially aligned with the optical fiber; an element having a cylindrical bore and an angled reflective surface, wherein a first portion of a beam focused by the focusing element enters the cylindrical bore and a second portion of the beam is reflected at an angle to produce a beam with a generally annular-shaped profile..
The General Hospital Corporation

Efficient modulated imaging

An apparatus for turbid sample measurement comprising a plurality of light sources for illuminating a turbid sample target area with non-spatial structured light, a projection system for illuminating the turbid sample target area with spatial structured light, a sensor for collecting light from the turbid sample target area, and a processor to analyze the data captured by the sensor to yield scattering and absorption coefficients of the turbid sample. A method comprises illuminating the sample with spatial structured light, collecting light reflected from the sample at a number of wavelengths, illuminating the sample with non-spatial structured light, collecting light reflected from the sample at a number of wavelengths, and combining the measurements of the collected light to obtain the optical properties of the sample and/or the concentration of absorbing or fluorescent molecules.
Modulated Imaging, Inc.

Wide-field retinal imaging system

A retinal imager for imaging a retina of an eye includes an illumination source operable to generate illumination light and a beam splitter operable to receive the illumination light and direct the illumination light along an optical axis. The retinal imager also includes a field lens disposed along the optical axis and an objective lens disposed along the optical axis and operable to contact a cornea of the eye.
Phoenix Technology Group

User interface for acquisition, display and analysis of ophthalmic diagnostic data

Improvements to user interfaces for ophthalmic imaging systems, in particular optical coherence tomography (oct) systems are described to improve how diagnostic data are displayed, analyzed and presented to the user. The improvements include user customization of display and reports, protocol driven work flow, bookmarking of particular b-scans, accessing information from a reference library, customized normative databases, and ordering of follow-up scans directly from a review screen.
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

High resolution 3-d spectral domain optical imaging apparatus and method

Methods and apparatus are presented for obtaining high-resolution 3-d images of a sample over a range of wavelengths, optionally with polarisation-sensitive detection. In preferred embodiments a spectral domain oct apparatus is used to sample the complex field of light reflected or scattered from a sample, providing full range imaging.
Cylite Pty Ltd

Cheek retractor and mobile device holder

The present disclosure provides methods, computing device readable medium, devices, and systems that utilize a cheek retractor and/or a mobile device holder for case assessment and/or dental treatments. One cheek retractor includes a first and a second lip holder, both including imaging markers of a predetermined size to determine a scale of teeth of a user, where each imaging marker is located a predefined distance from the remaining imaging markers, and where the lip holder is to hold a cheek away from a mouth of a user to expose teeth of the user.
Align Technology, Inc.

Control device for imaging system, imaging system, and controlling imaging system

A control device for an imaging system includes a video signal acquisition unit, a photometric unit, and a luminance control unit. The video signal acquisition unit is configured to acquire a video signal obtained by taking an image of fluorescence radiated from a subject under excitation by an excitation light that is emitted onto the subject.
Olympus Corporation

Endoscope system, processor device, and operation endoscope system

An endoscope system has an oxygen saturation calculation unit that calculates the oxygen saturation of an observation target using an lut. The endoscope system includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a correction image obtained by imaging the observation target before calculating the oxygen saturation; an oxygen saturation correction amount calculation unit that calculates an oxygen saturation correction amount with respect to the oxygen saturation using the correction image; an oxygen saturation correction unit that corrects the oxygen saturation calculated by the oxygen saturation calculation unit according to the oxygen saturation correction amount; and a storage unit that stores the correction image and an oxygen saturation image, which shows the oxygen saturation after correction, so as to be associated with each other..
Fujifilm Corporation

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

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Polarization illumination using acousto-optic structured light in 3d depth sensing

A depth camera assembly (dca) includes a polarized structured light generator, an imaging device and a controller. The structured light generator illuminates a local area with one or more polarized structured light patterns in accordance with emission instructions from the controller.
Oculus Vr, Llc

Variable field of view and directional sensors for mobile machine vision applications

A vehicle system includes a 3d imaging system having an illuminator and an imaging system. The illuminator and the imaging system each have adjustable optics with a movable illuminator lens and a movable imaging lens, respectively, to adjust a focal length of both the illuminator and the imaging sensor..
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Depth camera light leakage avoidance

Disclosed are a device and a method of depth sensing that handle light leakage issues. In some embodiments, the depth sensing device includes a light emitter that illuminates an environment of the depth sensing device.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Imaging device and camera system

An imaging device includes: a pixel array including first and second pixels, each pixel including a photoelectric converter converting light into charge and a detection circuit detecting the charge; a first voltage supply circuit supplying a first voltage to the first pixel such that an electric potential of the first electrode is set to a first electric potential at a point of time at which a charge accumulation period for the first pixel starts; a second voltage supply circuit supplying a second voltage to the second pixel such that an electric potential of the first electrode of the second pixel is set to a second electric potential different from the first electric potential at a point of time at which a charge accumulation period for the second pixel starts; and an addition circuit adding together signals generated in the first and second pixels.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Projection system and apparatus unit

A projection system of the disclosure includes an apparatus unit and a controller. The apparatus unit includes a speaker section, a projector section, and an imaging section.
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels and a pixel control circuit. The pixel control circuit is configured to control the signal transfer circuit so that an imaging operation is performed simultaneously in the plurality of pixel group units and a plurality of imaging operations are performed in each of the plurality of pixel group units.
Olympus Corporation

Imaging device

An imaging device, including: a semiconductor substrate; a first pixel including a first photoelectric converter that converts incident light into first charges, a first charge detection circuit on the semiconductor substrate, the first charge detection circuit electrically connected to the first photoelectric converter and detecting the first charges, and a first capacitive element electrically connected to the first photoelectric converter, the first capacitive element storing at least a part of the first charges; and a second pixel comprising a second photoelectric converter that converts incident light into second charges, and a second charge detection circuit on the semiconductor substrate, the second charge detection circuit electrically connected to the second photoelectric converter and detecting the second charges, wherein the first capacitive element is at least partially located between the first photoelectric converter and the second photoelectric converter when viewed from a normal direction of the semiconductor substrate.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging device

An imaging device of the present disclosure includes: a first and second imaging cells each including a photoelectric converter including a pixel electrode, an opposite electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer between the pixel electrode and the opposite electrode, the photoelectric converter generating signal charge by photoelectric conversion, and charge detection circuit connected to the pixel electrode, the charge detection circuit detecting the signal charge; and a voltage supply circuit supplying a voltage such that, in a frame period, a potential difference between the pixel electrode and the opposite electrode of the first imaging cell at a start time of a charge accumulation period of the first imaging cell is made different from a potential difference between the pixel electrode and the opposite electrode of the second imaging cell at a start time of a charge accumulation period of the second imaging cell.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging device

An imaging device of the present disclosure includes: an imaging cell including a photoelectric converter including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photoelectric conversion layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the photoelectric converter generating signal charge by photoelectric conversion, and a charge detection circuit connected to the first electrode, the charge detection circuit detecting the signal charge; a signal line electrically coupled to the first electrode; and a voltage supply circuit selectively supplying a first voltage and a second voltage different from the first voltage to the signal line.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus including unit pixel, counter electrode, photoelectric conversion layer, and voltage supply circuit

An imaging apparatus includes a unit pixel including a pixel electrode, a charge accumulation region electrically connected to the pixel electrode, and a signal detection circuit electrically connected to the charge accumulation region; a counter electrode facing the pixel electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the electrodes; and a voltage supply circuit configured to selectively apply any one of first, second, and third voltages between the electrodes. The photoelectric conversion layer exhibits first and second wavelength sensitivity characteristics in a wavelength range when the voltage supply circuit applies the first and second voltages between the electrodes, respectively, and becomes insensitive to light in the wavelength range when the voltage supply circuit applies the third voltage between the electrodes..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Pixel circuit with constant voltage biased photodiode and related imaging method

An example imaging system includes a plurality of pixel circuits each having a photodiode, a biasing circuit and a charge-to-voltage converter. The photodiode is configured to generate charges in response to light or radiation.
Varex Imaging Corporation

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

A first photoelectric conversion unit generates and accumulates signal charge by receiving light that has entered a pixel, and photoelectrically converting the light. A first charge retention unit retains the generated signal charge.

Imaging unit, imaging apparatus, and computer readable medium storing thereon an imaging control program

When the amplification ratio is low and strong incident light causes a large charge, the signal retrieved from regions where the incident light is weak is also weak, but when the amplification ratio is high in regions where the incident light is weak, the signal retrieved from regions where the incident light is strong becomes saturated. Therefore, the dynamic range of the imaging unit is narrow.
Nikon Corporation

Imaging apparatus including unit pixel, counter electrode, photoelectric conversion layer, and computing circuit

An imaging apparatus includes a unit pixel including a pixel electrode; a counter electrode facing the pixel electrode; a photoelectric conversion layer disposed between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode; and a computing circuit that acquires a first signal upon a first voltage being applied between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode, the first signal corresponding to an image captured with visible light and infrared light and a second signal upon a second voltage being applied between the pixel electrode and the counter electrode, the second signal corresponding to an image captured with visible light, and generates a third signal by performing a computation using the first signal and the second signal, the third signal corresponding to an image captured with infrared light.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Event-triggered imaging pixels

An imaging pixel includes a photodetector for generating a charge signal, an input buffer, a control device, and a switch. The input buffer is connected to the photodetector for amplifying the charge signal.
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.

Systems and methods for reduced power consumption in imaging pipelines

Methods and systems for reducing power in an image pipeline are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, by an electronic device, a first image stream from an imaging sensor at a first frame rate, receiving, by the electronic device, measurements from a motion sensor at a rate greater than or equal to the first frame rate, generating, by the electronic device, a second image stream from the first image stream, the second image stream having a second frame rate less than the first frame rate, modifying, via an imaging pipeline of the electronic device, the second image stream at the second frame rate, generating, by the imaging pipeline, new frames based on the measurements and the second image stream, and generating a third image stream by inserting the new frames into the second image stream so as to achieve a frame rate greater than the second frame rate..
Qualcomm Incorporated

Method for setting photographed image of ptz camera and apparatus therefor

The present disclosure in some embodiments provides a method of setting a captured image by a pan-tilt-zoom camera (ptz camera) and an apparatus therefor. A method of setting a captured image by a ptz camera and an apparatus therefor are disclosed for setting captured images of a plurality of image capturing areas, to enable prompt setting of multiple images with the ptz camera changing its targeted imaging areas while maintaining an on screen display setting mode (osd setting mode) for captured image setting..
Ynm Systems Inc.

Imaging device and control method therefor

The digital camera includes a finder section, an imaging optical system, a focus ring, an eye sensor, an imaging element, a main control section, a digital signal processing section, and a finder display control section. The imaging element outputs first and second imaging signals obtained by receiving the first and second rays formed by performing pupil division on the subject image.
Fujifilm Corporation

Method for controlling imaging device, and imaging device

A method is for controlling an imaging device that allows switching of an operation mode between a first mode to perform imaging in a first imaging wavelength band and a second mode to perform imaging in a second imaging wavelength band different from the first imaging wavelength band. The method includes: determining whether ambient light includes near-infrared light based on information obtained in the first mode and information obtained in the second mode; and maintaining or changing the operation mode..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, and control method

An imaging apparatus performs control to display first region information indicating a first region that is a region gazed at by a user and second region information indicating a second region that is a region of a main object within a region of a shot image region so as to be distinguishably superimposed on the shot image. In the above control, the imaging apparatus displays the first region information and the second region information based on the information on the identical position before the first instruction means is operated, and after the first instruction means is operated, the first region information and the second region information are displayed based on information of different positions corresponding to each region..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Method and selecting capture configuration based on scene analysis

A method of selecting capture configuration based on scene analysis and an image capturing device are provided. The method includes analyzing by a processor, a scene currently being captured by an image capturing device having a plurality of imaging sensors, identifying a current image capturing mode of the image capturing device, setting at least one capture parameter for the plurality of the imaging sensors, upon determining that the at least one capture parameter of the current image capturing mode has to be changed, and determining a timing sequence for triggering the plurality of imaging sensors to capture a plurality of image frames based on the set at least one capture parameter..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Image adjustment apparatus, image adjustment method, image adjustment program, and imaging apparatus

An image adjustment apparatus includes a boundary calculation unit that calculates a boundary between a follow light region and a back light region in an image based on a position of a light source and an image adjustment unit that adjusts a state of the follow light region or the back light region with the boundary being a reference.. .
Sony Corporation

Endoscope apparatus, operating endoscope apparatus, and recording medium

An endoscope apparatus includes an imaging element, a video signal generating circuit, an illuminator, and one or more controllers. An imaging area in which a plurality of pixels are disposed includes a scanning area.
Olympus Corporation

Imaging device, and solid-state imaging element used for same

An imaging device includes: a light source that applies light at a timing according to a light emission control signal; a light receiver that performs exposure to reflected light from an object at different timings according to an exposure control signal, and outputs exposure signals generated as a result of the exposure; a calculator that calculates a distance to the object; and a controller that outputs the light emission control signal and the exposure control signal for any of: modulating a length of a light emission period and an exposure period by increasing or decreasing the number of pulses of each of the light emission control signal and the exposure control signal; and modulating a repetition sequence of the light emission period and the exposure period while maintaining a phase relationship between the light emission control signal and the exposure control signal, randomly or in conformity with a specific rule.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Transmission control device and transmission control method

A transmission control device includes, a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to, transmit a first captured image to apparatus when acquiring the first captured image obtained by imaging by a camera, receive a request including range information from the apparatus after transmitting the first captured image, extract a first image from a second captured image in accordance with range information, the second captured image being obtained by imaging by the camera, and transmit the extracted first image and position information of a range corresponding to the range information in the second captured image to the apparatus.. .
Fujitsu Limited

Image processing apparatus, imaging apparatus, driver monitoring system, vehicle, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes an image acquiring unit and a controller. The image acquiring unit acquires a captured image capturing a subject illuminated by light from at least one light source.
Kyocera Corporation

Imaging-based automatic data extraction with security scheme

A system and method for secure data transfer between two secure computer systems via display-based transfer in geometric form. A first computer network stores alphanumeric data.
Hand Held Products, Inc.

Comparator, solid-state imaging device, electronic apparatus, and driving method

A comparator includes: a first amplifying unit that includes a differential pair configured with a pair of transistors which are first and second transistors, and amplifies a difference of signals input to each of the gate electrodes of the first and second transistors, to output; a second amplifying unit that amplifies the signal output from the first amplifying unit; a third transistor that connects the first transistor to a power source voltage; a fourth transistor that connects the second transistor to the power source voltage; a fifth transistor that connects a connection point of gate electrodes of the third transistor and the fourth transistor to a drain of the third transistor; and a sixth transistor that connects a connection point of gate electrodes of the third transistor and the fourth transistor to a drain of the fourth transistor.. .
Sony Corporation

Method and performing optical imaging using frequency-domain interferometry

An apparatus and method are provided. In particular, at least one first electro-magnetic radiation may be provided to a sample and at least one second electro-magnetic radiation can be provided to a non-reflective reference.
The General Hospital Corporation

Electromagnetic time reversal focusing of near field waves in metamaterials

Selective focusing of electromagnetic energy via the electromagnetic time reversal in the near field of a metamaterial. The disclosure begins with fundamental mathematics, and then is extended to the experimental realm where focusing in space and time of the magnetic fields in the near field of a 1-dimensional metamaterial is shown.
Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Insulating material, electronic device and imaging apparatus

An electronic device includes a first electrode 31, a light emitting/light receiving layer 20 formed on the first electrode 31, and a second electrode 32 formed on the light emitting/light receiving layer 20. The light emitting/light receiving layer 20 and/or the second electrode 32 is covered by an insulating layer 40 including a metal oxide that contains, as a main component, zinc oxide, while containing, as accessory components, at least two materials selected from the group consisting of aluminum oxide, magnesium oxide, niobium oxide, titanium oxide, molybdenum oxide and hafnium oxide..
Sony Corporation

Solid-state imaging apparatus and manufacturing the same

A solid-state imaging apparatus includes: an imaging section having a light-receiving portion for receiving light from an object to image the object; and a substrate on which the imaging section is disposed, wherein a predetermined member provided on the substrate in the neighborhood of the light receiving portion is partially or entirely coated in black.. .
Sony Corporation

Methods for high-dynamic-range color imaging

A method for manufacturing a high-dynamic-range color image sensor includes (a) depositing a color filter layer on a silicon substrate having a photosensitive pixel array with a plurality of first pixels and a plurality of second pixels, to form (i) a plurality of first color filters above a first subset of each of the plurality of first pixels and the plurality of second pixels and (ii) a plurality of second color filters above a second subset of each of the plurality of first pixels and the plurality of second pixels, wherein thickness of the second color filters exceeds thickness of the first color filters, and (b) depositing, on the color filter layer, a dynamic-range extending layer including grey filters above the second pixels to attenuate light propagating toward the second pixels, combined thickness of the color filter layer and the dynamic-range extending layer being uniform across the photosensitive pixel array.. .
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

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

A solid-state imaging device according to the present disclosure includes: a semiconductor base; a photoelectric conversion element provided in the semiconductor base; a photoelectric conversion film arranged on a light receiving surface side of the semiconductor base; a contact section to which a signal charge generated in the photoelectric conversion film is read, the contact section being provided in the semiconductor base; a first film member covering the photoelectric conversion element; and a second film member provided on the contact section.. .
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Solid state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a first semiconductor substrate including a pixel array unit, a second semiconductor substrate stacked on a surface of a side opposite to a side on which light is incident in the first semiconductor substrate and on which a pixel control circuit and a reading circuit are arranged, and a plurality of connection electrodes configured to electrically connect pixel control signal lines between the first semiconductor substrate and the second semiconductor substrate, wherein the connection electrodes electrically connect pixel control signal lines within a pixel immediate region which overlaps a region where the pixel array unit is arranged in the first semiconductor substrate, and the pixel control circuit is arranged along an edge of the pixels in either one of a row direction and a column direction arranged in the pixel array unit in the pixel immediate region.. .
Olympus Corporation

Solid-state imaging device

A plurality of pixels are two-dimensionally arranged on a semiconductor substrate. Each of the pixels includes: two photodiodes each generating charge by photoelectric conversion; first and second memories spaced apart from each other between the two photodiodes as viewed in cross section; a first readout gate reading charge from the two photodiodes to the first memory; and a second readout gate reading charge from the two photodiodes to the second memory..
Towerjazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

X-ray detector for phase contrast and/or dark-field imaging

The present invention relates to x-ray imaging. In order to reduce x-ray dose exposure during x-ray image acquisition, an x-ray detector is provided that is suitable for phase contrast and/or dark-field imaging.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Systems and methods for tissue sample processing

Tissue sample management systems include a central network, a medical professional system, and a pathology lab system for processing a tissue sample in a matrix having a sectionable code. At least the pathology lab system includes at least one imaging device, and the central network is configured to process images from the at least one imaging device to identify and record at least the sectionable code of the matrix.
Leavitt Medical, Inc.

Image display system and riding device

An imaging display system including an imaging unit that images an image of outside of a riding device and outputs a video signal that indicates the image, a video signal processing unit that receives the video signal from the imaging unit and outputs a digital video signal based on the video signal that has been received, a central signal processing unit that receives the digital video signal from the video signal processing unit via a transmission line in the riding device, a display control unit that receives the digital video signal from the video signal processing unit, generates a display signal from the digital video signal that has been received, and outputs the display signal, and a display unit that displays an image that is indicated by the display signal that has been received from the display control unit is configured.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Speed limit violation control system and speed limit violation control method

A speed limit violation control system of the present disclosure includes: imaging units (320, 330) which image a running vehicle; recorder (420) that records one of videos imaged by the imaging units (320, 330); and controller (360) that calculates a speed of the vehicle based on the videos of imaging units (320, 330) and determines a starting point and an ending point of the one of the videos, which is to be recorded in recorder (420), based on the calculated speed.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Systems and methods for image-based object modeling using multiple image acquisitions or reconstructions

Systems and methods are disclosed for integrating imaging data from multiple sources to create a single, accurate model of a patient's anatomy. One method includes receiving a representation of a target object for modeling; determining one or more first anatomical parameters of the target anatomical object from at least one of one or more first images of the target anatomical object; determining one or more second anatomical parameters of the target anatomical object from at least one of one or more second images of the target anatomical object; updating the one or more first anatomical parameters based at least on the one or more second anatomical parameters; and generating a model of the target anatomical object based on the updated first anatomical parameters..
Heartflow, Inc.

Visualization of surface-volume hybrid models in medical imaging

For visualization in medical imaging, a hybrid volume (22) and surface (24) renderer (16) uses unified ray tracing. Rather than separately rasterizing the surface (24) and ray tracing the volume (22), a same ray or set of rays is used for both the volume (22) and the surface (24).
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Dimension measurement device, dimension measurement system, and dimension measurement method

Provided are a reference scale and dimension measurement system that make it possible to maintain accurate measurement even if the reference scale is not disposed or projected on a measurement surface. A dimension measurement device according to the present invention is provided with: a reference scale extraction means for extracting, from photographed image data including a reference scale that includes a film that has a pattern for displaying a length reference formed on the surface thereof and a lens that is in contact with the film, an image in which an image of the length reference is formed on the basis of the relationship between a pattern function expressing the length reference projected onto the lens according to variation in a prescribed angle between the reference scale and the optical axis of a photography device and an image formation color function indicating the image of the length reference formed on the imaging device; an object of measurement extraction means for extracting an object of measurement image from photographed image data including the reference scale; and a dimension calculation means for calculating a dimension of the object of measurement on the basis of a dimension of the image in which the image of the length reference is formed and the image of the object of measurement..
Nec Corporation

Video processing device, video processing method, and program

The present technology relates to a video processing device, a video processing method, and a program for providing a bullet time video centering on a moving object. The video processing device acquires view point position information indicating the range of movement of a view point position for an object in an input image frame where the object is imaged in chronological order at multiple different view point positions.
Sony Corporation

Contrast flow imaging system

A system and method includes reception of a plurality of fill frames of a patient volume, each of the plurality of fill frames depicting a contrast medium within the patient volume at a respective time, identification, for each pixel location of the fill frames, of a fill frame whose pixel at the pixel location is associated with a pixel value which represents a greater level of contrast medium than the pixel values of pixels at the pixel location within the others of the plurality of fill frames, generation of a peak contrast fill frame corresponding to each fill frame, the peak contrast fill frame corresponding to a given fill frame including, at pixel locations for which the given fill frame was identified, pixels associated with pixel values of the given fill frame, and storage of the plurality of peak contrast fill frames.. .
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Hierarchical learning of weights of a neural network for performing multiple analyses

Systems and methods are provided for performing medical imaging analysis. Input medical imaging data is received for performing a particular one of a plurality of medical imaging analyses.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Measurement of tissue paper

A topographical imaging device is placable after a creping process which causes folds to the tissue sheet and the topographical imaging device provides image data having three-dimensional information on the tissue sheet. A data processing device determines, on the basis of a shape of a cross section of at least one fold of creping of the tissue sheet, at least one of the following: thickness of the tissue sheet, softness of the tissue sheet..
Valmet Automation Oy

Remote pharmaceutical verification

A pill verification system obtains a prescription filled at a pharmacy and gathers information of the pills being dispensed for a remote pharmacist to verify the prescription. As pills are dispensed to a pill vial to fill the prescription, a pill imaging system captures images of the pills, and a pill vial imaging system captures an image of the pill vial.
Perceptimed, Inc.

Apparatus for presenting support images to a driver and method thereof

An image recognition unit recognizes an object in each image captured by a plurality of imaging devices each imaging a partial overlapped imaging region surrounding a vehicle. An image synthesis unit generates a synthesized image by partially overlapping and joining converted images viewed from preset virtual viewpoints, when an imaging region including the recognized object is an overlapping region of which any one of two imaging devices performs imaging.
Denso Corporation

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

An image processing device includes: a high-resolution combining unit that generates a high-resolution combined image by combining a standard image with at least one reference image other than the standard image in a high-resolution image space having higher resolution than the standard image or the at least one reference image, the standard image and the at least one reference image being acquired by photographing a subject in a time-series manner by using an imaging element having a plurality of types of color filters arranged for each pixel; a moving-object detecting unit that determines at least one correlation amount by calculating a magnitude relationship between a plurality of correlation values within an arbitrary region of the high-resolution combined image generated by the high-resolution combining unit; and an image correcting unit that corrects the high-resolution combined image based on the correlation amount determined by the moving-object detecting unit.. .
Olympus Corporation

Mobile device multi-feed scanner

An imaging device provides a mobile device multi-feed scanner, which may utilize remote data capture for multi-sheet feed scanning by using mirrors to form a reflective path allowing the viewing of the reverse side of the check on a platform to capture the check image on a mobile device. A camera on the mobile device may either sequentially or simultaneously capture a picture of both the front and back sides of the check.
Capital One Services, Llc

Device and automatically detecting a surgical tool on an image provided by a medical imaging system

The invention concerns a method for detecting a surgical tool on a first image comprising the following steps: storing shape parameters of the surgical tool; determining a second image (i3) containing distinct pixel regions from the first image by means of a first processing operation comprising the segmentation of the first image; determining first windows (f), each first window surrounding one of the regions; selecting at least one second window from among the first windows, from the shape parameters; determining a third image from the first image by applying, to the first image, a second processing operation implementing frangi's algorithm; and determining lateral edges of the surgical tool on the part of the third image contained in said second window.. .
Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

Pixel-based event detection for tracking, hostile fire indication, glint suppression, and other applications

A method includes generating an intensity value based on illumination received at a pixel of an imaging system. The intensity value is generated by integrating values using a first counter of a detector during a first period of time.
Raytheon Company

Display integrated optical fingerprint sensor with angle limiting reflector

An optical sensor for imaging an input object, such as a fingerprint, on a sensing region of a display is disclosed. The sensor includes a transparent substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side.
Synaptics Incorporated

Optical assembly and fingerprint imaging system

An optical fingerprint imaging system (200) and an optical assembly (300, 400, 500, 600, 700) are provided. The optical fingerprint imaging system (200) includes: a sensor (203, 302, 402, 502, 602, 702) and a light source (202, 301, 401, 501, 601, 701); wherein the sensor (203, 302, 402, 502, 602, 702) comprises a substrate (2031, 3021, 4021, 5021, 6021, 7021) and a photosensitive layer (2032, 3022, 4022, 5022, 6022, 7022), the substrate (2031, 3021, 4021, 5021, 6021, 7021) has a first surface and a second surface which is opposite to and lower than the first surface, and the photosensitive layer (2032, 3022, 4022, 5022, 6022, 7022) is in contact with the first surface of the substrate (2031, 3021, 4021, 5021, 6021, 7021); and wherein the light source (202, 301, 401, 501, 601, 701) is disposed at a position lower than the first surface and higher than the second surface, and light emitted from the light source (202, 301, 401, 501, 601, 701) is adapted to be guided by the substrate (2031, 3021, 4021, 5021, 6021, 7021) to the first surface of the substrate (2031, 3021, 4021, 5021, 6021, 7021).
Shanghai Oxi Technology Co., Ltd.

Capacitive fingerprint sensor

On the basis of the physical principle that a capacitance value is inversely proportional to the distance between capacitive electrodes, the spatial structure of the surface of an object can be imaged by measuring a coupling capacitance between the surface of measured object and the electrode arrays on a surface of a sensor; for example, imaging may be performed to uneven spaces between ridge lines and valley lines of fingerprints. The present application provides a c-q-t type capacitive fingerprint sensor.
Microarray Microelectronics Corp., Ltd

Optical information reading device

Provided is an optical information reading device that can reduce an installation load on a user, and can accurately read a code provided to each of various workpieces. A polarized illumination light source includes light emitters that irradiate the workpiece with illumination light through a polarization filter.
Keyence Corporation

System, apparatus, method, program and recording medium for processing image

An image processing system may include an imaging device for capturing an image and an image processing apparatus for processing the image. The imaging device may include an imaging unit for capturing the image, a first recording unit for recording information relating to the image, the information being associated with the image, and a first transmission control unit for controlling transmission of the image to the image processing apparatus.
Sony Corporation

Method for managing data, imaging, and information computing in smart devices

A smart device receives applications from locales wherein the application is useful only within the locale or a designated portion of the locale. The smart device includes a processor.
Wove, Inc.

Radar-based system for sensing touch and in-the-air interactions

In one embodiment, a method includes processing user interactions with an electronic device based on different processing modules. The electronic device includes one or more radar-based transmitters and receivers.
Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.

Repair method and repair chip for regenerative ink cartridge, and regenerative ink cartridge

The application relates to the field of print imaging, in particular to a repair method and repair chip for a regenerative ink cartridge, and a regenerative ink cartridge. The repair chip does not need to monitor all lines of a printer and only needs to monitor an enable line, a data line and 0˜n−1 auxiliary lines of the printer, so that the number of pads, electrically connected with the printer, of an original chip is reduced, the welding difficulty and workload in the ink cartridge regeneration process are lowered accordingly, and the risk of ink cartridge scraping in the repair process is lowered from the source..
Hangzhou Chipjet Technology Co., Ltd.

Liquid electrophotographic printers

In certain examples, a liquid electrophotographic printer has a compressive element. The compressive element removes a portion of carrier liquid from an inked image on an imaging element.
Hp Indigo, B.v.amstelveen Startbaan 16

Electro-photographic printing

A method of electro-photographic printing comprises applying a background voltage to a photo imaging plate using a charge roller that moves relative to the photo imaging plate, and varying the applied background voltage as the roller moves relative to the photo imaging plate, wherein the background voltage is varied in a region of the photo imaging plate where no ink is to be transferred.. .
Hp Indigo B.v.

Long-range viewing apparatus

A long-range viewing apparatus is described, the long-range viewing apparatus arranged to provide an all-in-one solution to combining two videos streams obtained coaxially through a single imaging aperture. A long-range viewing apparatus comprising, a housing; a first camera within the housing; a second camera within the housing; and a processing element; wherein the processing element is arranged to combine images from the first and second cameras; wherein the processing element is further arranged to scale images from the first and second cameras; wherein the processing element is further arranged to crop images from the first and second cameras; characterised in that, the first camera is positioned coaxially in front of the second camera; and the housing comprises a single imaging aperture.
Sesanti Limited

Lens barrel and camera

In the present invention, an edge face of an diaphragm ring (4) has a part (a locked portion) wherein a plurality of depressions (62) are formed and a substantially flat surface wherein no depression (62) is formed, and by a simple operation of operating a link releaser (52) so as to rotate the diaphragm ring (4), it is possible to switch between a click mode and a non-click mode. When taking still images, a diaphragm value can be fixed by using the click mode, and when video is taken, the diaphragm value can be smoothly changed during imaging by using the non-click mode..
Kowa Company, Ltd.

Display device and display method

A display device and a display method are provided. The display device includes a plurality of transparent display units configured to emit imaging light along a same direction and arranged in sequence with spaces therebetween along a light-emitting direction of the imaging light; and a layer-by-layer scan circuit configured to respectively input a plurality of depth images of a same three-dimensional (3d) image into corresponding transparent display units in the plurality of transparent display units, wherein, the plurality of depth images have different depth ranges; and upon each transparent display unit displaying the inputted depth image, the layer-by-layer scan circuit is configured to control transparent display units on a display side of the each transparent display unit to be in a transparent state..
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Microscope apparatus and image forming method

The microscope apparatus includes: an illumination light irradiation unit that irradiates an object to be observed with illumination light for phase-contrast measurement; a transmission type display unit on which light, which is transmitted through the object to be observed due to irradiation with the illumination light for phase-contrast measurement, is incident; and an imaging unit that images the object to be observed by detecting the light transmitted through the transmission type display unit. The transmission type display unit displays patterns where transmission density varies for every light having a plurality of wavelengths included in the light transmitted through the object to be observed..
Fujifilm Corporation

Video-rate volumetric functional imaging of the brain at synaptic resolution

A scanning microscope includes a light source for generating a light beam having a wavelength, λ, and beam-forming optics configured for receiving the light beam and generating a quasi-bessel excitation beam that is directed into a sample. The quasi-bessel beam has a lateral fwhm and an axial fwhm that is greater than ten times the lateral fwhm, and the beam-forming optics include an excitation objective having an axis oriented in a first direction.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

All-reflective solar coronagraph sensor and thermal control subsystem

An all-reflective coronagraph optical system for continuously imaging a wide field of view. The optical system can comprise a fore-optics assembly comprising a plurality of mirrors that reflect light rays, about a wide field of view centered around the sun, to an aft-optics assembly that reflects the light rays to an image sensor.
Raytheon Company

Imaging lens

A compact low-cost imaging lens which provides brightness with an f-value of 2.5 or less and a wide field of view and corrects aberrations properly, meeting the demand for low-profileness. The imaging lens elements are arranged in the following order from an object side to an image side: a first lens with positive refractive power having a convex surface on the object side; a second lens with negative refractive power; a third lens with positive or negative refractive power having at least one aspheric surface; a fourth lens with positive refractive power; a fifth lens as a meniscus double-sided aspheric lens having a concave surface near an optical axis on the image side; and a sixth lens as a meniscus lens having a concave surface near the optical axis on the object side.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging system, imaging apparatus and electronic device

An optical imaging system includes five lens elements, the five lens elements being, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element having positive refractive power; a second lens element having negative refractive power; a third lens element having positive refractive power; a fourth lens element having positive refractive power; and a fifth lens element having negative refractive power.. .
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

The present invention relates to an imaging lens and the present invention comprises: a first lens having a positive (+) refractive power; a second lens having a negative (−) refractive power; an iris (aperture); a third lens having a negative (−) refractive power; a fourth lens having a negative (−) refractive power; and a fifth lens having a positive (+) refractive power or negative (−) refractive power, wherein the first lens, the second lens, the third lens, the fourth lens and the fifth lens can be sequentially arranged along an optical axis from a subject side. Since the length of an optical system is shorter than a focal distance, the present invention can be effectively used for an imaging lens of an optical system requiring a low telephoto ratio..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd

Focusing control device, focusing control method, focusing control program, lens device, and imaging device

A focusing control device includes: a sensor as defined herein; a first correlation value generation unit as defined herein; a second correlation value generation unit as defined herein; a first phase difference amount measurement unit as defined herein; a second phase difference amount measurement unit as defined herein; a target position determination unit as defined herein; and a lens driving control unit as defined herein, the target position determination unit calculates a temporary target position of the focus lens as defined herein, determines whether or not the target position of the focus lens based on the first phase difference amount falls within a predetermined depth range as defined herein, performs the first process in a case defined herein and performs the second process in a case defined herein, and, in the second process, the target position of the focus lens is determined as defined herein.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Method and calibrating low-light level optical imaging systems

Laboratory optical imaging systems for fluorescence and bioluminescence use a sensitive charge-coupled device (ccd) camera to produce quantitative measurements of very low light intensity, detecting signals from specimens labeled with optical fluorophores or luminescent emitters. Commercially available systems typically provide quantitative measurements of light output, in units of radiance (photons s−1 cm−2 sr−1) or intensity (photons s−1 cm−2).

Dual imaging device

A device for taking an image, including: a body including an image intensifier tube having an optical axis and interacting with an image sensor, and two interchangeable heads having a field of view defined around a viewing axis; one gamma head including a collimator and a scintillator for transforming a gamma ray coming from a gamma radiation source into an ultraviolet ray transmitted to the image intensifier tube; one alpha head including a lens for transmitting an ultraviolet ray generated by an alpha ray coming from an alpha contamination source to the image intensifier tube; and a mechanism for coupling the two heads to the body one at a time, the coupled head having a viewing axis coincident with the optical axis.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Compressed-sensing ultrafast photography (cup)

A system and method for compressed-sensing ultrafast photography for two-dimensional dynamic imaging is disclosed. The system and method may capture non-repetitive time-evolving events at up to about 100 billion frames per second.
Washington University

Hybrid pulse compression waveform for high resolution imaging

A hybrid pulse compression rf system is provided herein in which an enhanced noise waveform and a hybrid waveform are generated to detect a target. For example, the system includes a signal generator that generates an lfm waveform and an enhanced waveform in sequence such that a transmitter of the system transmits the waveforms in the generated sequence in a direction of a possible target.
Scidea Research, Inc.

Method and an adaptive ladar receiver

Disclosed herein are various embodiments of an adaptive ladar receiver and associated method whereby the active pixels in a photodetector array used for reception of ladar pulse returns can be adaptively controlled based at least in part on where the ladar pulses were targeted. Additional embodiments disclose improved imaging optics for use by the receiver and further adaptive control techniques for selecting which pixels of the photodetector array are used for sensing incident light..
Aeye, Inc.

Digital roic enhancement and repetition frequency decoding of asychronous laser pulses

A method includes acquiring a pulse detection bitmap from an imaging sensor array into a digital read out integrated circuit (droic), filtering the pulse detection bitmap within the droic to convert the pulse detection bitmap into a filtered pulse detection bitmap, and determining for a given pixel in the filtered pulse detection bitmap whether the pixel has a value that exceeds a threshold, indicating a true laser pulse return has been detected in the pixel.. .
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.

Pulsing laser spot tracking and decoding

A non-transitory computer readable medium including computer executable instructions for performing a method that includes locating a pulsing laser on an imaging array, defining a sub-region array smaller than the imaging array based on a location of the located pulsing laser such that the pulsing laser is at least partly within the sub-region, and sampling the sub-region array at a sub-region sampling rate that is higher than a remainder region sampling rate.. .
Sensors Unlimited, Inc.

Quantification of the relative amount of water in the tissue microcapillary network

The present invention discloses a method for magnetic resonance (mr) imaging comprising acquiring at least two mr images with different motion-weighting originating from a rf and gradient pulse sequence causing signal attenuation from diffusion but not flow (flow-compensated data); acquiring at least two mr images with different motion-weighting originating from a rf and gradient pulse sequence causing signal attenuation from diffusion and flow (non-compensated data); performing a model fit to the flow-compensated and non-compensated data in which at least one of the adjustable parameters are constrained to be the same for both sets of data; and obtaining quantitative information on microscopic flow by extracting at least one parameter of the intravoxel incoherent motion (ivim) effect from the model fit, said method being directed to diffusion-perfusion.. .
Cr Development Ab

Method and magnetic resonance generating a weighting matrix for reducing artifacts with parallel imaging

In a magnetic resonance (mr) apparatus and an operating method therefor, the mr apparatus has multiple reception coils each having an associated reception channel, a reference dataset is obtained from an examination volume of a subject, wherein the reference dataset completely fills a region of k-space. In a computer, a subregion of the examination volume is determined that has a lower homogeneity than other subregions of the examination volume, and the computer also determines at least one of the reception channels in which raw data signals are received that have a higher intensity in the determined subregion than others of the reception channels.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Portable magnetic resonance imaging methods and apparatus

According to some aspects, a portable magnetic resonance imaging system is provided, comprising a magnetics system having a plurality of magnetics components configured to produce magnetic fields for performing magnetic resonance imaging. The magnetics system comprises a permanent b0 magnet configured to produce a b0 field for the magnetic resonance imaging system, and a plurality of gradient coils configured to, when operated, generate magnetic fields to provide spatial encoding of emitted magnetic resonance signals, a power system comprising one or more power components configured to provide power to the magnetics system to operate the magnetic resonance imaging system to perform image acquisition, and a base that supports the magnetics system and houses the power system, the base comprising at least one conveyance mechanism allowing the portable magnetic resonance imaging system to be transported to different locations.
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Super resolution imaging of protein-protein interactions

This disclosure provides methods and compositions for detecting intramolecular and intermolecular interactions, such as protein-protein interactions. These methods detect such interactions at sub-diffraction distances, and thus are referred to as super-resolution detection and imaging methods..
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Smart capacitance sensors for use with electrical capacitance volume tomography and capacitance sensing applications

A stretchable capacitance sensor having multiple components for communicating signals to a data acquisition system for reconstructing an image of an area or object located in a subject being sensed, and for calculating the shape or conformity that it is in. The stretchable sensor consists of an inner layer of plates that provide the capacitance data, a middle layer of plates that provide the geometry-sensing data, and an outer layer of plates that serves as the shielding ground layer.
Tech4imaging Llc

Strain amount calculation system, strain amount calculation method, and storage medium

A strain amount calculation system includes an imaging unit, and a strain amount calculation device that acquires an image taken by the imaging unit, measures luminescent brightness from the acquired image, calculates an amount of strain on the object caused by a load on the object, based on a temporal change in the measured luminescent brightness, and outputs information on the calculated strain amount.. .
Toyota Production Engineering

Hyperspectral imaging apparatus and method

Various embodiments provide a hyperspectral imaging apparatus. The hyperspectral imaging apparatus includes a micro-lens array having a plurality of micro-lenses; and a filter array having a plurality of tunable filters.
Agency For Science, Technology And Research

Probe based rolling optic hyperspectral data collection system

A hyperspectral imaging system for imaging a patient or object is provided. In one embodiment, the hyperspectral imaging system includes a housing having a proximal end and a distal end.
Corning Incorporated

Image processing system and image processing method

An image processing system includes: an imaging device mounted in a vehicle and an information processing device. The vehicle includes an image acquiring unit configured to acquire a plurality of images captured by the imaging device.
Aisin Aw Co., Ltd.

Method for controlling a laser illumination device for a motor vehicle headlight

The invention relates to a method for controlling a laser illumination device for a motor vehicle headlight; wherein the laser illumination device comprises two or more adjustable laser light sources (11 to 18); wherein the number of laser light sources is designated as n, and each laser light source generates a laser beam (11p to 18p) and at least one optical attachment (21 to 28) is arranged downstream of each laser light source and at least one microscanner (51, 52) is assigned, mid each microscanner is arranged to guide two or more laser beams onto at least one light conversion means (60), wherein on the at least one light conversion means a luminous image is produced, and an imaging system (ps) is associated with the at least one light conversion means in order to project the luminous image as a light image onto the road, wherein the method includes the following steps: dividing at least a part of the luminous image into luminous strips, wherein the number of luminous strips is designated as n, determining the required luminous flux for each luminous strip, calculating a required width value for each luminous strip with regard to the required luminous flux, and using the calculated width values to change the width of the luminous strip in the light image by changing the luminous strip width on the light conversion means.. .
Zkw Group Gmbh

Metal halide scintillators with reduced hygroscopicity and making the same

The present disclosure discloses, in one arrangement, a scintillator material made of a metal halide with one or more additional group-13 elements. An example of such a compound is ce:labr3 with thallium (tl) added, either as a codopant or in a stoichiometric admixture and/or solid solution between labr3 and tlbr.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Radiofluorinated 7-amino-5-thio-thiazolo[4,5-d]pyrimidines for imaging fractalkine receptor (cx3cr1)

Radiofluorinated 7-amino-5-thio-thiazolo[4,5-d]pyrimidines targeting fractalkine receptor (cx3cr1) are disclosed. Methods of imaging cx3cr1-expressing tumors or cells also are disclosed..
The Johns Hopkins University

System and a assisting landing an aircraft, and a corresponding aircraft

A method that recommends capturing a stream of images of the landing zone, using a first imaging system to calculate position information for the landing zone on the basis of at least one real image of the stream, using an autopilot system to determine a current position of the landing zone at the current calculation instant, using a second imaging system to verify the presence of a landing zone at the current position in the real image, and generating an alarm if the presence is not found.. .
Airbus Helicopters

Method for assembling camera for vehicle vision system

A method for assembling a camera for a vehicle includes providing a camera housing portion, disposing an imaging sensor at a base portion of the camera housing portion, and disposing a lens system at a first portion of the camera housing portion. A first circuit board is provided that includes circuitry associated with the imaging sensor, which is disposed at a second circuit board that is in board-to-board electrical connection with the first circuit board.
Magna Electronics Inc.

Imaging device with translatable hinge pin

An imaging device including a housing, an access door, and a flap. The housing forms an interior and forms an access door opening and a slotted connection on a side of the access door opening.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

Printing apparatus

A printing apparatus includes a printing section, an imaging section, a color measurement section, and a discharge amount upper limit determining section. The imaging section is configured to capture an image of a test medium on which a test pattern has been printed.
Seiko Epson Corporation

Control device, robot, and robot system

A control device includes a processor that is configured to execute computer-executable instructions so as to control a robot, wherein the processor is configured to calculate an optical parameter related to an optical system imaging a target object, by using machine learning, detect the target object on the basis of an imaging result in the optical system by using the calculated optical parameter, and control a robot on the basis of a detection result of the target object.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Tool changing method and tool changer

This tool exchange device for a machine tool uses an exchange arm to exchange tools between a processing area and a tool accommodation area which are partitioned by a partition wall provided with an opening and a shutter capable of opening and closing the opening. In the tool exchange device, an imaging device is used to capture an image of a tool in the tool accommodation area, the length of the tool is calculated from the captured image of the tool, the opening width of the shutter is determined in accordance with the length of the tool, and the shutter is opened to the determined opening width..
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.

Laser machining system including laser machining head and imaging device

A machining system includes a laser irradiation device, a camera that captures an image of a workpiece, and a display that displays the image captured by the camera. The machining system includes a robot control device that controls the camera and the display.
Fanuc Corporation

Nitroxide containing amyloid binding agents for imaging and therapeutic uses

The present invention provides methods of using nitroxide spin-labeled amyloid beta-binding compounds to image amyloid. The present invention also provides nitroxide spin-labeled amyloid beta-binding compounds.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Nir-conjugated tumor-specific antibodies and uses thereof

Disclosed is a tumor-specific antibody and fluorophore conjugate for detecting, localizing and imaging of various tumors. Also disclosed are methods for detecting, localizing and imaging a solid tumor before or during a tumor resection surgery using the antibody-fluorophore conjugate..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Ph-sensitive linkers for delivering a therapeutic agent

The invention provides a ph-sensitive linker that can simultaneously bind metallic nanoparticles and one or more agents with various molecular size. The linker of the invention can deliver the agents into cells involved in disease processes or close to cells so that the agents can selectively target and effect on the cells.
Gnt Biotech & Medicals Corporation

3d printer

A method of reproducing a biological object includes 3d-imaging the object and generating a mold using a 3d printer; obtaining cells from a donor site on the object; preparing a live cell suspension using the cells from the donor site; forming a scaffold in the mold with collagen and seeding the scaffold with live cells, growing the cells in the mold and curing the collagen; and surgically implanting the object into a living subject, where the cells continue to live in the living subject.. .

Protective cover and medical observation apparatus

There is provided a protective cover including: an installation section configured to be installed on an arm that supports an imaging device, the arm including a plurality of links joined to each other by one or a plurality of joint sections; and a protective section configured to cover the imaging device.. .
Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc.

Methods of using a robotic spine system

A method of using a robotic guidance system for performing surgery on a spine is provided. The method includes utilizing a computerized tomographic scan image of a location on a spinal column of a patient, such that the computerized tomographic scan image is connected to a computer and visible on a monitor connected to the computer.
P Tech, Llc

System and providing surgical guidance based on polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Systems and methods are provided for identifying a suitable surgical location and/or trajectory for proceeding with a surgical procedure based on local polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography imaging (ps-oct). Ps-oct images are obtained of a tissue region and are processed to provide a spatial map of anisotropic structure within the tissue region.
Synapative Medical (barbados) Inc.

Biopsy imaging rod with an egress port, with a biopsy marker and with a biased pushrod

A biopsy imaging rod (100) includes an elongated rod member (200) having a sharp distal end (210) and a channel extending from a proximal end to an egress port (220) near the distal end, and it also includes an onboard biopsy marker (400) positioned in the channel proximal to the egress port. The biopsy imaging rod also includes a pushrod (300) slideably positioned in the channel adjacent to the biopsy marker extending from the proximal end of the elongated rod member to the egress port, the pushrod biased to bend toward the biopsy marker.
Devicor Medical Products, Inc.

System and accelerated clutter filtering in ultrasound blood flow imaging using randomized ultrasound data

Described here are systems and methods for ultrasound clutter filtering to produce images of blood flow in a subject. In general, the clutter filtering is based on a singular value implementation, such as an accelerated singular value decomposition (“svd”).
Mayo Foundation For Medical Education And Research

Sensor coordinate calibration in an ultrasound system

A medical imaging apparatus includes: an ultrasound probe to transmit and receive an ultrasound signal to obtain an ultrasound image of an object; a sensor coupled to the ultrasound probe to provide a position information related to an ultrasound imaging position in the object; and a processor to extract a certain anatomical feature from the ultrasound image and the certain anatomical feature from a medical image, perform a first registration between the medical image and the ultrasound image by matching the certain anatomical feature in the ultrasound image the certain anatomical feature in the medical image, perform a second registration between the sensor and the medical image based on the position information and the first registration, and control a display to display a portion of the medical image corresponding to the ultrasound imaging position based on at least one of the first registration and the second registration.. .
Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.

Ultrasound optimizing multiple imaging parameters using a single user interface control

The present embodiments relate generally to ultrasound imaging systems and methods that provide a user interface on the touchscreen display. The user interface includes an ultrasound image feed and a single control for modifying imaging depth of the ultrasound image feed.
Clarius Mobile Health Corp.

Medical imaging methods and diagnosis and monitoring of diseases and uses therefor

Methods are disclosed for analyzing representations of one or more in situ structures in the body of a subject (e.g., a human subject or other animal subject) to glean information about the health of the subject. Methods are disclosed for diagnosing, staging, grading, and monitoring diseases.
Bio-tree Systems, Inc.

X-ray scatter reducing device for use with 2d mammography and tomosynthesis

Systems and methods for reducing x-ray scatter during breast imaging, and more specifically during tomosynthesis imaging. In one embodiment, an anti-scatter grid having a plurality of septa may be configured to he positioned relative to an x-ray imaging device such that each septum of the plurality of septa extends along a direction substantially parallel to a coronal plane of a subject during imaging of the subject using the x-ray imaging device.
Hologic, Inc.

Photon counting ct device and estimated exposure level computation method

Provided is a photon counting ct device for estimating an exposure dose to a subject, precisely in a simple configuration, irrespective of a spectrum shape of x-rays being applied. An exposure dose derived from the x-rays with predetermined intensity is obtained in every energy range provided in advance, and held as exposure per band data.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Medical procedure guidance system and operation

A system and method are provided for performing fluoroscopic procedures with assistance of a laser created guide line to reduce a reliance on radiation creating imaging devices during the procedure. The system and method reduce an amount of radiation exposure to patients and care providers during procedures that require assisted imaging.
Whale Imaging, Inc.

Imaging system and method

An imaging system constituted of: an imager; an imager translation mechanism arranged to translate the imager along a predetermined translation axis in each of a first direction and a second direction responsive to a provided electrical power, the second direction opposing the first direction, the predetermined translation axis exhibiting an imaging angle with a floor, the first direction being toward the floor along the translation axis, the imaging angle being less than 90 degrees and greater than 0 degrees; a piston translation mechanism; and a piston power mechanism arranged to provide motive power to the piston translation mechanism, wherein the piston translation mechanism is arranged to translate the imager in the second direction responsive to the provided motive power in the absence of the provided electrical power.. .
P-cure, Ltd.

Bladder mapping

Aspects of bladder mapping are described herein. According to one aspect, an exemplary method comprises: generating, with an imaging element, a video feed depicting a bladder wall; establishing, with a processor, markers on the bladder wall in the video feed; tracking, with the processor, relative movements between the markers; and/or identifying, with the processor, a location of a contraction of the bladder wall based on the relative movements.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

Determining a position of a subject under examination during implementation of a medical imaging procedure

A system and method are provided for determining a position of a subject under examination during implementation of a medical imaging procedure. A radiation generating unit generates optical radiation that is used to illuminate the subject under examination.

Three-dimensional electrical impedance tomography system

The present disclosure provides a method for improving imaging resolution of electrical impedance tomography (eit). More specifically, the present disclosure forms virtual electrode(s) using an electric current steering technique, which is used to improve imaging resolution of an eit system without physically increasing a number of conducting electrodes.
National Chiao Tung University

Non-contact tomographic imaging and thin film sensors for sensing permittivity changes

Systems and methods for monitoring a change to a region of interest over time are disclosed. Exemplary embodiments may: (a) apply one or more layers of a stress-sensitive material to an object of interest; (b) incorporate the object of interest into a region of interest; (c) insert the region of interest with stress-sensitive material into an electrical capacitance tomography (ect) device to interrogate the region of interest; (d) generate a first map of the region of interest based on captured information from the ect device; (e) after a first length of time, repeat steps (c)-(d) to generate a second map of the region of interest; and (f) compare the first map to the second map to determine changes to the region of interest based on changes to the stress-sensitive material..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Ecg waveform detecting apparatus and imaging apparatus

According to one embodiment, an ecg waveform detecting apparatus includes an input circuit and processing circuitry. The input circuit receives an ecg signal.
Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Apparatus and providing mesoscopic spectroscopy co-registered with optical frequency domain imaging

An apparatus can be provided according to certain exemplary embodiments. For example, the apparatus can include a waveguiding first arrangement providing at least one electromagnetic radiation.
The General Hospital Corporation

Assessment of microvascular dysfunction with spectral imaging

A method for quantifying microvascular function in a patient includes stabilizing a test portion of the patent to analyze. A microvascular blood flow parameter is measured using a first spectral imaging technique.
University Of Rochester

Device and capturing, analyzing, and sending still and video images of the fundus during examination using an ophthalmoscope

The present invention is directed to a medical imaging device attachment with onboard sensor array and computational processing unit, which can be adapted to and reversibly attached to multiple models of binocular indirect ophthalmoscopes (“bios”), enabling simultaneous or time-delayed viewing and collaborative review of photographs or videos from an eye examination. The invention also claims a method for photographing and integrating information associated with the images, videos, or other data generated from the eye examination..
Scanoptix, Inc.

Eye imaging apparatus

An eye imaging apparatus includes a lighting device including a fundus illuminator and a cornea illuminator; a half mirror; an imaging device including a camera having a first objective lens; and a first polarizer. The first polarizer is disposed between the half mirror and the camera.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Apparatus and non-contact examination of eye

An apparatus for non-contact examination of an eye comprises for illuminating and imaging the eye: an apparatus objective of a positive optical power and a positive spherical aberration which illuminates and images an angle wider than a cross section of the zone i of the retinal vasculature, the apparatus objective being common to the imaging and the illumination the optical paths of which are deviated from each other in the examination apparatus; and a secondary lens unit, which is located behind the apparatus objective in the optical path in a direction of the imaging, modifies at least one of the following optical features: lateral color aberration, astigmatism, field curvature and coma caused by the apparatus objective, and focuses the imaging radiation modified by the secondary lens unit on an image sensor for forming an image of a retina of the eye.. .
Optomed Oy

Surgical lamellar keratoplasty comprising an oct detection unit

The present invention relates to a surgical apparatus for dissecting a part of cornea during lamellar keratoplasty, which provides a surgical apparatus comprising: an injector unit including a hollow injection needle having a bevel structure at one end; a laser unit for emitting a laser for oct imaging; an oct detection unit for photographing a tomographic image of the cornea using the laser; a laser light sensor located on an inner surface of the bevel structure of the injection needle and connected to the laser unit and the oct detection unit through an optical fiber; and a depth adjusting unit for adjusting a depth of the injection needle in the cornea according to an operation of a user.. .
The Catholic University Of Korea Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation

Imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

An imaging device includes: plural pixels; a color filter including a blue filter having spectral characteristics where a maximum value of its transmission spectrum is in the blue wavelength band and transmittance of the wavelength band of a narrow band light is higher than the transmission spectrum in the red and green wavelength bands, a red and green filters having spectral characteristics where minimum values of their transmission spectra are near the maximum value of the transmission spectrum of the blue wavelength band, and having spectral characteristics where their transmission spectra gradually increase toward a short wavelength side from 440 nm; and a control unit configured to execute control of making an accumulation time of a pixel of the plural pixels shorter than accumulation times of pixels having other filters arranged thereon, the pixel having highest spectral sensitivity to the narrow band light.. .
Olympus Corporation

Image sensor, endoscope, and endoscope system

An image sensor includes: pixels; first transfer lines configured to transfer imaging signals of shared pixels that are present in a plurality of different rows and share a single column transfer line for each predetermined number of pixels adjacent in a row direction and; a constant current source configured to transfer the imaging signals; output units configured to externally output the imaging signals; and a control unit configured to simultaneously and externally outputs, by simultaneously driving the plurality of shared pixels present in a same single column transfer line in the plurality of different rows, each of the plurality of imaging signals, which are output from the shared pixels and are present in the same column in the plurality of different rows, and externally output all of the imaging signals of the shared pixels present in the plurality of different rows same number of times as the predetermined number.. .
Olympus Corporation

Imaging device, endoscope, and endoscope system

An imaging device includes: a first chip including a light receiving unit, and a read circuit; a second chip including a timing control circuit, an a/d conversion circuit, and a cable transmission circuit; and a connection unit configured to connect the first and the second chips. The read circuit includes a column read circuit and a horizontal selection circuit, and a vertical selection circuit.
Olympus Corporation

Disposable sheath for a miniature endoscope

An endoscopic has an fiber optic waveguide that transmits an image from a distal end to a proximal end, the waveguide having an outer diameter of less than 3 mm. A lens system is positioned at the distal end of the fiber optic waveguide.
Visionscope Technologies Llc

Stereo imaging miniature endoscope with single imaging and conjugated multi-bandpass filters

An endoscope includes a housing with a distal end insertable into a cavity; an image capture device at the distal end to obtain 3d images, and process them to form a video signal; and a folded substrate folded into a u-shape having first and second legs. The image capture device includes a detector and a lens system with right and left multi-band pass filters having right pass bands that are complements of left pass bands.

Sony Corporation

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Neurologica Corp.

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Video coding module and operating the same

A training operation is performed on the video coding module to generate a personal video parameter based on information on a sensitivity of a user and a preference of a user. An image is received through an imaging device.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Volumetric display

An apparatus for a volumetric display includes an imaging system having object and image planes, a source image generation apparatus for forming a source image in the object plane based on received image data, and a control apparatus for supplying image data to the source image generation apparatus. The source image generation apparatus includes a light source.

Method and system for robust and extended illumination waveforms for depth sensing in 3d imaging

The methods and systems disclosed herein improve upon previous 3d imaging techniques by making use of a longer illumination pulse to obtain the same or nearly the same range resolution as can be achieved by using a much shorter, conventional laser pulse. For example, a longer illumination pulse can be produced by one or more q-switched lasers that produce, for example, 5, 10, 20 ns or longer pulses.
Tetravue, Inc.

Camera imaging systems and methods

A method including providing a digital image from a camera imaging sensor wherein the image comprises both low resolution multispectral and panchromatic information; interpreting the digital image to obtain a low resolution multispectral digital image, interpreting the digital image to obtain a high resolution monochromatic digital, fusing the low resolution multispectral digital image and the high resolution monochromatic digital image to produce a high resolution colour image.. .
University Of New Brunswick

Projector

A projector includes a projection lens, a first imaging section that takes an image of a projection surface, a second imaging section that takes an image of the projection surface with a wider field angle than the first imaging section, a lens mount on which a first projection lens and a second projection lens are mountable in an exchangeable manner, a lens information acquisition section that obtains projection lens identification information used for identifying a projection lens mounted on the lens mount, and a control section. The control section makes the first imaging section take the image of the projection surface when the projection lens identification information indicates that the first projection lens is mounted on the lens mount, and makes the second imaging section take the image of the projection surface when the projection lens identification information indicates that the second projection lens is mounted on the lens mount..
Seiko Epson Corporation

Real-time satellite imaging system

Methods and apparatus for real-time satellite imaging system (10) are disclosed. More particularly, one embodiment of the present invention an imaging sensor (14) on a geostationary satellite having one or more co-collimated telescopes (18).

Systems and augmented reality ophthalmic surgical microscope projection

The disclosure provides a system including an augmented reality device communicatively coupled to an imaging system of an ophthalmic microscope. The augmented reality device may include a lens configured to project a digital image, a gaze control configured to detect a focus of an eye of an operator, and a dimming system communicatively coupled to the gaze control and the outer surface and including a processor that receives a digital image from the imaging system, projects the digital image on the lens, receives a signal from the gaze control regarding the focus of the eye of the operator, and transitions the outer surface of the augmented reality device between at least partially transparent to opaque based on the received signal.
Novartis Ag

Imaging apparatus, imaging system, and moving object

An embodiment provides an imaging apparatus including pixels arranged to form rows including first and second rows, first control lines connected to the pixels of the first row, second control lines connected to the pixels of the second row, and a scan unit including at least a first row drive unit generating first control signals supplied to the first control lines and a second row drive unit generating second control signals supplied to the second control lines, the scan unit being configured to drive the pixels in units of rows based on a scanning signal. The first control signals generated by the first row drive unit is input to the second row drive unit.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image sensor

According to one exemplary embodiment, an image sensor includes a first chip a and a second chip b configured to transmit and receive signals to and from the first chip through a micro-bump, the first chip being stacked on top of the second chip, wherein on the first chip, pixel circuits 31-3n are arranged in a lattice structure, each of the pixel circuits including a photoelectric conversion element 41, a transfer transistor 42, a reset transistor 43, and an amplification transistor 44, and on the second chip, at least an input stage circuit comp of an analog-to-digital converter circuit configured to convert a dark level signal and an imaging signal output from the pixel circuits 31-3n into a digital value is formed, and the number of input stage circuits comp is at least two times the number of lines of the pixel circuits.. .
Renesas Electronics Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

The present disclosure relates to a solid-state imaging device and an electronic apparatus which can accurately extract a noise component so as to appropriately remove the noise component caused by stray light. A solid-state imaging device according to one aspect of the present disclosure, includes: an accumulation unit which accumulates signal charges generated by a photoelectric conversion unit and converts the signal charges into electric signals; and a first holding unit and a second holding unit which are arranged in series between the photoelectric conversion unit and the accumulation unit, temporarily hold the signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, and then transfer the signal charges to the accumulation unit, in which one of the first holding unit and the second holding unit is used to hold a noise charge to be input while holding the signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion unit, and other of the first holding unit and the second holding unit is used to hold a noise charge to be input while not holding the signal charges generated by the photoelectric conversion unit.
Sony Corporation

Image sensor and image capturing apparatus

An image sensor in which at least a portion of an imaging plane thereof has a curved shape, wherein the imaging plane includes a plurality of pixels that are two-dimensionally arranged, each of the plurality of pixels having: a photoelectric conversion region that is provided with an impurity region of a first conductivity type that is formed in a semiconductor substrate; and an impurity region of a second conductivity type that is formed on a substrate surface side of the photoelectric conversion region, and impurity concentration in the impurity region of the second conductivity type varies depending on a position on the imaging plane.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid state imaging device

Provided is a solid state imaging device including: pixels arranged in a first direction and provided in a pixel well region, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion element and a pixel output unit configured to output a pixel signal based on a signal generated by the photoelectric conversion element; a first wiring connected to the pixel output unit of each of the pixels and arranged extending in the first direction; a second wiring arranged extending in a direction corresponding to the first direction; a third wiring connected to the second wiring at a connection portion located inside the pixel well region in a planar view; and a differential amplification circuit having two input terminals. The pixel signal is input to one of the input terminals via the first wiring, and a potential of the third wiring is input to the other of the input terminals..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Camera module and electronic apparatus

A camera module of the disclosure includes: an imaging unit that includes a plurality of pixels, acquires a first detection value in one of the pixels in a second term out of a first term, the second term, a third term, and a fourth term that are set in order, acquires a second detection value in the relevant one of the pixels in the fourth term, and obtains a pixel value of the relevant one of the pixels on the basis of a difference between the first and second detection values; a lens unit including a lens and an actuator that drives the lens; and a driver unit that generates a drive signal and drives the actuator using the drive signal, in which the drive signal makes a transition in each of the first and third terms.. .
Rohm Co., Ltd.

Motion encoder

Method and motion encoder for providing a measure indicative of motion of an object. The indicated motion is relative to an image sensing circuitry and in a direction that is perpendicular to an optical axis of the image sensing circuitry when the image sensing circuitry provides image frames sequentially imaging at least part of said object during the motion.
Sick Ivp Ab

Automated digital magnifier system with hand gesture controls

An imaging system includes one or more cameras, a display and processing system. The system can include a processor for receiving image data sets to generate combined images of the field of view and a magnified stabilized portion.
Epilog Imaging Systems

Image shake correction apparatus, lens apparatus, imaging apparatus, and control method

According to an aspect of the invention, an offset calculator calculates a first offset value from an angular velocity detection signal which is detected by an angular velocity sensor and determines a panning offset value as a second offset value. A camera shake correction controller controls driving of a shift lens group and performs camera shake correction on the basis of a signal obtained by subtracting the first offset value.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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

The plurality of captured images are stored as original linages in the image storage unit. A display region to be displayed in an enlarging manner in the panoramic images is set.
Fujifilm Corporation

Electronic apparatus, operating electronic apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

At least one processor detects a position of a moving object moving in a second imaging range based on an image signal from a second camera. If the at least one processor determines that there is the moving object outside a first imaging range and inside the second imaging range based on the position of the moving object, the at least one processor estimates an approach area through which the moving object passes at a time of entering the first imaging range in a periphery of the first imaging range based on the position of the moving object.
Kyocera Corporation

Intelligent manual adjustment of an image control element

An imaging system comprises an image capturing device, a viewer, a control element, and a processor. The control element controls or adjusts an image characteristic of one of the image capturing device and the viewer.
Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.

Focusing control device, focusing control method, focusing control program, lens device, and imaging device

A focusing control device includes: a plurality of signal detection sections that receives luminous fluxes passing through an imaging optical system including a focus lens capable of moving in an optical axis direction in a first range and detects signals corresponding to light reception amounts; a movement allowable range control unit that controls a movement allowable range in which movement of the focus lens set in the first range is allowed; and a lens driving control unit that moves the focus lens within the movement allowable range controlled by the movement allowable range control unit based on a signal group output from the plurality of signal detection sections.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging apparatus, image sensor, and image processor

An imaging apparatus according to a first aspect of the present disclosure includes: an image sensor adapted to output image data including pixel signals generated in accordance with incident light by photoelectric conversion elements vertically and horizontally arranged on an imaging surface, adapted to divide the imaging surface into a plurality of areas, and adapted to generate image recognition support information for each of the areas on the basis of the pixel signals generated by the photoelectric conversion elements belonging to the area; and an image processing unit adapted to apply predetermined image processing to the image data output from image sensor by using the image processing support information output from the image sensor. The present disclosure is applicable to, for example, a camera having a face detection function..

Exposure selector for high-dynamic range imaging and associated method

A method for generating an hdr image includes (i) generating, from a plurality of single-exposure images of a scene, having a respective one of a plurality of exposure values, a sharpness map of sharpness values of the single-exposure images, and (ii) generating, from the plurality of single-exposure images, an exposure-value map of composite exposure values of the single-exposure images. The method also includes (iii) determining an optimal exposure value from the sharpness map and the exposure-value map, and (iv) generating the hdr image by combining a reference image of the scene, captured with the optimal exposure value, and at least two of the plurality of single-exposure images.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

Processing device, processing method, system, and article manufacturing method

A processing device including an imaging unit for obtaining image data by imaging an object and a control unit for controlling the imaging unit, wherein the control unit configured to determine a condition for the imaging on the basis of a magnitude of a luminance distribution corresponding to the image data.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Temporal modulation of fluorescence imaging color channel for improved surgical discrimination

Improved fluoresced imaging (fi) and other sensor data imaging processes, devices, and systems are provided to enhance display of fi images and reflected light images together. Generally an imaging scope device observes white light (wl) and fi images, and sends them to a control module which processes them for display together in an fi modality.
Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.

System and correcting imaging errors for a telescope by referencing a field of view of the telescope

Disclosed is a method of correcting imaging errors for a telescope by referencing a field of view of the telescope.. .

Image forming system, image forming apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium storing guide program

Upon detecting an internal error, an image forming apparatus displays a 2-dimensional code obtained by encoding guide data corresponding to an error type of the detected internal error, the guide data indicating (a) a distance and a direction to a guide object and (b) a guide text. A mobile terminal apparatus (a) photographs the 2-dimensional code, (b) decodes the photographed 2-dimensional code to guide data, (c) detects a direction of the mobile terminal apparatus using a direction detecting device, and (d) displays a scene image being photographed by an imaging device and notifies a user of a location of the guide object by displaying a guide marker with the guide text onto the scene image, the guide marker corresponding to (dl) a difference between the detected direction of the mobile terminal apparatus and the direction to the guide object and (d2) the distance to the guide object..
Kyocera Document Solutions

Solid-state imaging device

Solid-state imaging devices, electronic apparatuses, and methods of forming image sensors are provided. A solid-state imaging device or an electronic apparatus incorporating a solid-state imaging device can include a substrate and at least a first photoelectric conversion element formed in the substrate.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate and a second substrate stacked on the first substrate. The first substrate has a first semiconductor layer including a plurality of first photoelectric conversion elements and a plurality of openings.
Olympus Corporation

Imaging device and manufacturing the same

An imaging device includes a plurality of light-receiving elements 10 arranged in a two-dimensional matrix shape. Each of the light-receiving elements 10 includes a first electrode 31, a photoelectric conversion layer 20, and a second electrode 32.
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels, a reference signal supply unit configured to output a reference signal, and a comparison unit configured to output a signal depending on the reference signal and a signal from the pixel. The comparison unit includes a comparator circuit including an input terminal and an output terminal, a first switch configured to connect the input terminal and the output terminal of the comparator circuit, a clamp capacitor including a first terminal connected to the input terminal of the comparator circuit, a second switch connected to a second terminal of the clamp capacitor, and configured to select one of the signal from the pixel and the reference signal and to input the selected signal to the second terminal, and a clipping circuit arranged in an electrical path through which the reference signal is input to the comparator circuit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid state imaging device and manufacturing same

In a solid state imaging device having a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix on a substrate, each of the plurality of pixels includes a photoelectric conversion region and an element separation region separating the photoelectric conversion region. The substrate includes a semiconductor substrate, a first epitaxial layer formed on the semiconductor substrate, and a second epitaxial layer formed on the first epitaxial layer.
Towerjazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

Solid state imaging device

A plurality of pixels which are two-dimensionally arranged on a semiconductor substrate includes: a photodiode generating charge by photoelectric conversion; two readout gates each reading charge from the photodiode; and two memories each receiving the charge from the photodiode through an associated one of the two readout gates and temporarily retaining the charge received. Two of the pixels adjacent to each other in a row direction share one of the two readout gates..
Towerjazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

Solid-state imaging device and imaging system

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric converter that generates charges by photoelectric conversion and a charge holding portion that holds charges transferred from the photoelectric converter. The photoelectric converter includes a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type provided in a surface portion of a semiconductor substrate, a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type provided under the first semiconductor region and configured to accumulate generated charges, a third semiconductor region of the first conductivity type provided under the second semiconductor region, and a fourth semiconductor region of the first conductivity type provided in a part of a portion between the first and second semiconductor regions.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Processing workpiece

A processing method for processing a workpiece includes a holding step of holding the front surface side of the workpiece on which an alignment mark is formed by a holding table having a holding surface that reflects a near-infrared ray and exposing the back surface side and an imaging step of emitting the near-infrared ray toward the back surface side of the workpiece held by the holding table and imaging the workpiece by an imaging unit that has sensitivity to the near-infrared ray and faces the back surface side of the workpiece to form a captured image. The processing method also includes an alignment mark detection step of detecting the alignment mark based on the captured image and a processing step of processing the workpiece held by the holding table by a processing unit based on the detected alignment mark..
Disco Corporation

Advanced dose-level quantization for multibeam-writers

In a charged-particle multi-beam writing method a desired pattern is written on a target using a beam of energetic electrically charged particles, by imaging apertures of a pattern definition device onto the target, as a pattern image which is moved over the target. Thus, exposure stripes are formed which cover the region to be exposed in sequential exposures, and the exposure stripes are mutually overlapping, such that each area of said region is exposed by at least two different areas of the pattern image at different transversal offsets (y1).
Ims Nanofabrication Gmbh

Enhanced fib-sem systems for large-volume 3d imaging

A microscopy system for imaging a sample can include a scanning electron microscope system configured for imaging a surface layer of the sample and a focused ion beam system configured for generating an ion beam for milling the surface layer away from a sample after it has been imaged. A movable mechanical shutter can be configured to be moved automatically into a position between the sample and the scanning electron microscope system, so that when the electron beam is not imaging the sample the movable mechanical shutter is positioned between the sample and the scanning electron microscope system..
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Imaging device for imaging an object and for imaging a structural unit in a particle beam apparatus

The system described herein relates to an imaging device for imaging an object in a particle beam apparatus and/or for imaging a structural unit of a particle beam apparatus, and to a particle beam apparatus having such an imaging device. The imaging device has an illumination unit having a first switching state and a second switching state for illuminating the object and/or the structural unit with illumination light, where, in the first switching state, the illumination light comprises only light of a first spectral range and where, in the second switching state, the illumination light comprises only light of a second spectral range.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

Quantification of blood loss on the basis of computed tomography with a directly converting detector

A system and a method are for quantifying blood loss on the basis of contrast-agent based computed tomography imaging of the torso of a patient. To this end, image data of a computed tomograph is firstly read in, in order thereupon to apply an image analysis method for automatically detecting accumulations of blood.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

An imaging device, comprising, an image sensor that acquires a plurality of images by repeatedly shooting an object at a first timing, a memory that stores the plurality of images, a second selection section that selects images at a second timing from among images stored in the memory, and a controller that has a movie candidate section that determines movie candidate frames from among the plurality of images in accordance with comparison results of images that have been selected or not selected at the second timing.. .
Olympus Corporation

Image display apparatus, image processing apparatus, image display method, image processing method, and storage medium

The present disclosure changes a position of a combined image relative to a display unit in at least one of a horizontal and a vertical direction of the display unit based on information about a position and an orientation at the time of combined image display on the display unit and information about a position and an orientation of an image display apparatus at the time of image capturing by an imaging unit. In this case, the present disclosure changes the position of the combined image such that a moving amount of the combined image falls within a predetermined range in at least one of the horizontal and the vertical directions of the display unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Display device

Disclosed is a display device for displaying a virtual image in front of an occupant of a vehicle. The display device includes an imaging unit configured to capture an image, a luminance adjusting unit configured to adjust luminance of an image to be displayed based on a luminance value of a target area that is a part of the image captured by the imaging unit, and an image display unit configured to display the image having the luminance adjusted by the luminance adjustment unit as a virtual image in a field of view of the occupant, where the target area includes at least a part of a virtual image displayable area..

Camera colorimeter system for display characterization

A camera colorimeter system simultaneously lights up one or more pixel units on a display panel, each pixel unit including colored subpixels, for characterization of the display panel. The system includes optical elements that directs the light emitted by the simultaneously lit one or more pixel units to a filter and a corresponding imaging device.
Oculus Vr, Llc

Devices and methods for providing tactile feedback

A device for providing a tactile feedback includes an imaging device configured to capture an image of a face of a subject, a tactile feedback device, and a controller communicatively coupled to the imaging device and the tactile feedback device. The controller comprising at least one processor and at least one memory storing computer readable and executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, causes the controller to: process the image, determine a type of a facial expression based on the processed image, determine a level of a facial expression of the type based on the processed image, determine a tactile feedback intensity of the tactile feedback device based on the level of the facial expression, and control the tactile feedback device to provide a tactile feedback having the tactile feedback intensity..
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.

Method and target relative guidance

A system and method for navigating a vehicle comprising an image sensor in the absence of global positioning information is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises accepting a user-selected target of an image produced by the imaging sensor, determining a difference between an optic flow due only to motion of the vehicle and the selected target of the image, determining a vehicle guidance command at least in part according to the difference between the optic flow of the selected target due to motion of the vehicle and the selected target of the image, and an estimate of a ground speed of the vehicle vg, and commanding the vehicle at least in part according to the vehicle guidance command.
Insitu, Inc.

Drawing creation apparatus and drawing creation method

An outer shape of an outline of a structure which is a creation target of a drawing is acquired from map information, and distance images of a plurality of portions including annex information indicating an imaging position and an imaging direction captured by dividing the structure by a plurality of times from a time of flight (tof) camera are acquired. A connection processing unit connects the acquired distance images of the plurality of portions with each other, by using the annex information on the distance images, however, connects the distance images so that the distance images correspond to the outer shape of the structure, by using the outer shape of the structure at the time of the connection.
Fujifilm Corporation

Pen-type medical fluorescent imaging device and system for aligning multiple fluorescent images using the same

The present invention relates to a pen-type medical fluorescent imaging device comprising: a probe which is elongated in the longitudinal direction and has an image capture unit at one end; a plurality of light source units surrounding the image capture unit; and a control unit for controlling the light source units, wherein the light source units comprise: a first light source for emitting light of a first wavelength range so that a blood vessel is marked by a first fluorescent material; and a second light source for emitting light of a second wavelength range so that a glioma is marked by a second fluorescent material, wherein the first and second light sources are selectively controlled by the control unit.. .
National Cancer Center

System and methods for image segmentation using convolutional neural network

The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, devices, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for segmenting three-dimensional images. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method for segmenting a three-dimensional image is provided.
Elekta, Inc.

Method and arrangements for identifying a pixel as a local extreme point

Method and an imaging and processing circuit for identifying a certain pixel as a local extreme point. The imaging and processing circuit generates, in a certain sensing element associated with said certain pixel and in two or more of its closest neighboring sensing elements, sensed signal levels, respectively, based on sensed light during an exposure to light.
Sick Ivp Ab

Foot and footwear analysis configuration

One embodiment is directed to system for analyzing the feet of a subject, wherein the subject may position and orient his feet in a capture configuration relative to a 3-dimensional camera, and the 3-dimensional camera may be utilized to capture a plurality of images about the subject's feet from a plurality of perspectives. A point cloud may be created based upon the captured images, and extraction procedures may be conducted to create individual, or discrete, point clouds for each of the feet from the overall superset point cloud created using the 3-dimensional imaging device.
Willow Garage, Inc.

Image analysis for user authentication

A user can be authenticated to any of a number of computing devices using an authentication process that recognizes the user and verifies that an actual human being is attempting to be authenticated, in order to minimize the ability of another person to spoof the authentication process. A model of a user can be generated and stored in the cloud, enabling that model to be synchronized across various devices.
Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Chip card imaging and verification system

A system includes a vision system, a database, a chip reader, and a computer system. The computer system accesses an image of a two-dimensional barcode captured by the vision system and determines barcode information for a group of cards.
Bank Of America Corporation

Image compensation for motorcycle banking

An imaging system for a vehicle is disclosed. The imaging system comprises an imager configured to capture image data in a forward directed field of view relative the vehicle and an inertial sensor configured to measure a bank angle of the vehicle.
Gentex Corporation

Apparatus and controlling vehicle

In an apparatus for controlling a vehicle equipped with a radar device and an imaging device to detect an object around the vehicle. In the apparatus, an identity determiner is configured to, based on a first predicted time to collision with a first target and a second predicted time to collision with a second target, perform an identity determination as to whether or not the first target and the second target correspond to the same object.
Denso Corporation

Imaging tracking objects

A first imager has a relatively high resolution and a relatively narrow first field-of-view. Information about objects in an environment is detected or captured, and used to steer the first field-of-view of the first imager.
Datalogic Adc, Inc.

Method for imaging a corn ear and implementing such method

Method for imaging a corn ear having an outer surface, the method implementing an imaging module having a field of view that enables an image of the outer surface of the corn ear to be acquired, the method comprising the step consisting in dropping the corn ear within the field of view of the imaging module and acquiring an image of the outer surface of the corn ear while the corn ear drops within the field of view of the imaging module.. .
Biogemma

Head-mounted display

Provided is a head-mounted display in which it is easy to photograph eyes of a user that wears the head-mounted display. The hmd that is worn by the user includes a display unit disposed in front of the eyes of the user, an optical system disposed between the display unit and eyes of the user, and an imaging unit disposed between the display unit and the optical system, the imaging unit imaging the display unit in which an image of the eyes of the user is reflected..
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Biometric imaging with hover detection

A method and system for fingerprint imaging in an electronic device having a display, a touch sensor with a touch interface and an optical fingerprint sensor with a sensing region is described. The method and system include placing the electronic device in a hover detect mode, the hover detect mode scanning for a hovering finger; detecting the hovering finger; initiating illumination in the sensing region to image a fingerprint of the finger; capturing an image of the fingerprint in the sensing region; and disabling the illumination in the sensing region..
Synaptics Incorporated

System and reading patterns using multiple image frames

This invention provides a system and method for decoding symbology that contains a respective data set using multiple image frames of the symbol, wherein at least some of those frames can have differing image parameters (for example orientation, lens zoom, aperture, etc.) so that combining the frames with an illustrative multiple image application allows the most-readable portions of each frame to be stitched together. And unlike prior systems which may select one “best” image, the illustrative system method allows this stitched image to form a complete, readable image of the underlying symbol.
Cognex Corporation

Systems and methods for linking unique identifiers embedded in machine verifiable marks

A method is provided. The method includes generating a label containing at least a first and a second unique identifier, associating, linked, or otherwise relating the first and second identifiers with each other.
Certirx Corporation

Authenticating application legitimacy

Facilities are provided herein to address application phishing by determining whether an application is a legitimate application it purports to be. Optical code(s) are displayed on a display device in association with an application to be authenticated for a user as being a legitimate application.
International Business Machines Corporation

Facial recognition authentication system including path parameters

Systems and methods for enrolling and authenticating a user in an authentication system via a user's camera of camera equipped mobile device include capturing and storing enrollment biometric information from at least one first image of the user taken via the camera of the mobile device, capturing authentication biometric information from at least one second image of the user, capturing, during imaging of the at least one second image, path parameters via at least one movement detecting sensor indicating an authentication movement of the mobile device, comparing the authentication biometric information to the stored enrollment biometric information, and comparing the authentication movement of the mobile device to an expected movement of the mobile device to determine whether the authentication movement sufficiently corresponds to the expected movement.. .
Facetec, Inc.

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

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

Charging elements in electrophotographic printers

In certain examples, a liquid electrophotographic printer has a charge erasing element and a charging element. The charge erasing element at least partially discharges a charged photo imaging plate and a charged layer of liquid toner and the charging element at least partially recharges the layer of liquid toner and the photo imaging plate..
Hp Indigo B.v.

Display device and controlling the same

A display device and a method of controlling the same realizes a virtual reality display and an augmented reality display. The display device includes a transparent display panel, an imaging device disposed at a light-exiting side of the transparent display panel, and a light adjusting cover disposed at a side of the transparent display panel away from the light-exiting side.
Beijing Boe Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Miniaturized imaging devices, systems and methods

The invention provides miniaturized devices, systems and methods for imaging of biological specimens. The devices and system provide accurate alignment and modular mounting of imaging components internally and in relation to the target subject.
Inscopix, Inc.

Zoom lens and imaging apparatus

The zoom lens consists of, in order from an object side: a first lens group that remains stationary during zooming and has a positive refractive power; at least two movable lens groups that are moved during zooming; and a final lens group that remains stationary during zooming and has a positive refractive power. The first lens group consists of, in order from the object side, a first-a lens group that remains stationary during focusing and has a negative refractive power, a first-b lens group that is moved during focusing and has a positive refractive power, and a first-c lens group that remains stationary during focusing and has a positive refractive power.
Fujifilm Corporation

Zoom lens and imaging apparatus

The zoom lens consists of, in order from an object side: a first lens group that remains stationary during zooming and has a positive refractive power; at least two movable lens groups that are moved during zooming; and a final lens group that remains stationary during zooming and has a positive refractive power. The final lens group consists of, in order from the object side, a front group and a rear group.
Fujifilm Corporation

Focusing control device, imaging device, focusing control method, and focusing control program

A focusing control device includes: an evaluation value calculation unit that causes an imaging element which images a subject through a focus lens to image the subject for each of positions of the focus lens while moving the focus lens movable in an optical axis direction, and calculates evaluation values for determining a focusing position of the focus lens based on signals acquired by performing any filtering process selected among a plurality of filtering processes in which passbands are different on captured image signals acquired through the imaging; a focusing position determination unit as defined herein; and a focusing control unit that performs focusing control to move the focus lens to the focusing position, and the focusing position determination unit increases number of the selected evaluation values as a lower frequency limit of the passband becomes lower, as the filtering process selected by the evaluation value calculation unit.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging device and control method therefor

The digital camera includes a finder section, an imaging optical system, a focus ring, an imaging element, a main control section, a digital signal processing section, and a finder display control section. The imaging element outputs first and second imaging signals obtained by receiving the first and second rays formed by performing pupil division on the subject image.
Fujifilm Corporation

Position detection device for movable lens, lens device, imaging device, position detection movable lens, and position detection program for movable lens

A position detection device for a movable lens includes: a first position detection unit as defined herein; a storage control unit as defined herein; a second position detection unit as defined herein; an output unit as defined herein; and a second sensor-state detection unit as defined herein, and the first position detection unit detects the first position based on a signal output from the first sensor at a timing determined in advance, and detects the first position again based on a signal output from the first sensor in an abnormality-recovery state in which the second sensor-state detection unit detects that the output signal of the second sensor is in the abnormal state and then detects that the output signal of the second sensor is in the normal state after the first position is stored in the storage unit.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Hydrophilic multilayer film and producing same, and imaging system

A hydrophilic multilayer film is provided on a substrate, the hydrophilic multilayer film having a multilayer film layer in which at least two kinds of layers having different refractive indices are laminated in order from the substrate side such that at least one or more of each kind of layer are laminated; and a hydrophilic thin film layer provided on the surface of the multilayer film layer. The multilayer film layer has one or more photocatalyst layers, and one layer of the photocatalyst layers is provided adjacently to the hydrophilic thin film layer.
Fujifilm Corporation

A measurement circuit for an x-ray detector, and a corresponding method and x-ray imaging system

There is provided a measurement circuit (30) for an x-ray detector (5). The measurement circuit (30) is configured to sample measurement data to generate data points and process the data points before read-out to produce new data points by combining two or more data points which have been acquired at different times such that the number of data points for read-out are less than the number of original data points..
Prismatic Sensors Ab

Imaging detector with improved spatial accuracy

A detector array (112) of an imaging system (100) includes a radiation sensitive detector (202/204/206) configured to detect radiation and generates a signal indicative thereof and electronics (208) in electrical communication with the radiation sensitive detector. The electronics include a current-to-frequency converter (300) configured to convert the signal into a pulse train having a frequency indicative of a charge collected during an integration period.
Koninklijke Philips N.v

Hybrid pet / ct imaging detector

An imaging system (102) includes a detector array (104) with a ring (106) with a first layer (110i) that detects gamma radiation and x-ray radiation and a second layer (110n) that detects only gamma radiation, wherein the first and second layers are concentric closed rings. A method includes detecting gamma radiation with a first layer of a dual layer detector in response to imaging in pet mode, detecting gamma radiation with a second layer of the dual layer detector in response to imaging in pet mode, and generating pet image data with the radiation detected with the first and second layers.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Radiation detector, tomography imaging apparatus thereof, and radiation detecting apparatus thereof

A radiation detector includes a plurality of pixels configured to detect radiation, and at least one of the plurality of pixels includes a radiation absorbing layer configured to convert photons incident on the radiation absorbing layer into a first electrical signal, and a photon processor including a plurality of storages configured to count and store the number of the photons based on the first electrical signal. At least one of the plurality of storages is configured to compare the first electrical signal with a first reference value to obtain a second electrical signal, and count and store the number of the photons based on a third electrical signal that is obtained based on a comparison of the second electrical signal with a second reference value..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Imaging system

An imaging system includes a light-emitting device, an image sensor, and a control circuit. The light-emitting device includes a light source, a first waveguide that propagates light from the light source by means of total reflection, a second waveguide, and a first adjustment element.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Frequency-scalable imaging radar

An imaging device includes an antenna configured to transmit millimeter waves, a connector adapted to connect a radio frequency (rf) signal source with the imaging device and a signal path connected between the connector and the antenna. A nonlinear transmission line (nltl)-based frequency multiplier is arranged along the signal path to receive an rf signal from the rf signal source and increase a frequency of the rf signal to millimeter frequency to produce a millimeter wave.
Anritsu Company

Method and system for detecting that an object of interest has re-entered a field of view of an imaging device

A mobile electronic device processes a sequence of images to identify and re-identify an object of interest in the sequence. An image sensor of the device, receives a sequence of images.
Xerox Corporation

Image reconstruction for mri using multiplexed sensitivity encoding

This invention provides an image processing method and apparatus for reconstructing an image of a site of a subject. The image processing method comprises: generating a first estimated phase of each shot of multiple shots of the site by sensitivity encoding based on shot data of the corresponding shot obtained for the site; reconstructing a first multiplexed sensitivity encoded image based on the first estimated phase of each shot and shot data of each shot; generating a second estimated phase of each shot of the multiple shots by regularized sensitivity encoding using the first multiplexed sensitivity encoded image; and reconstructing a second multiplexed sensitivity encoded image based on the second estimated phase of each shot and shot data of each shot.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

System and dynamic, cardiac phase-resolved quantitative longitudinal relaxation parameter mapping

Systems and methods for producing quantitative maps of a longitudinal relaxation parameter, such as a longitudinal relaxation time (“t1”), using magnetic resonance imaging (“mri”) are described. More particularly, a pulse sequence and imaging method for cardiac phase-resolved myocardial t1 mapping are provided..
Regents Of The University Of Minnesota

Competitive small molecule detection assays using arrayed imaging reflectometry

Understanding the amount of exposure individuals have had to common chemical pollutants critically requires the ability to detect those compounds in a simple, sensitive, and specific manner. Doing so using label-free biosensor technology has proven challenging, however, given the small molecular weight of many pollutants of interest.
Adarza Biosystems, Inc.

Virtual channels for eddy current array probes

Disclosed is an apparatus and method for generating virtual inspection channels mid-way between the physical inspection channels of an eddy current array probe, thereby reducing the coverage loss and improving defect sizing and imaging. The method is based upon a calibration to determine the mid-channel coverage loss for parallel defects having their long axis parallel to the scanning direction.
Olympus Scientific Solutions Americas Inc.

High throughput methods of analyzing seed cotton using x-ray imaging

A system for analyzing intact cotton, wherein the system comprises an x-ray scanner system and a plurality of sample containers, wherein at least one seed cotton sample container is structured and operable to retain a respective one of a plurality of intact cotton samples. The system additionally comprises a sample support platform that is structured and operable to move the plurality of sample containers past an image data generation assembly of the x-ray scanner system.
Monsanto Technology Llc

X-ray imaging system and method

An x-ray imaging system and method are provided. The system may include: an x-ray source configured to irradiate x-ray beams; a first grating and a second grating arranged sequentially in an irradiation direction of the x-ray beams; a detector arranged at downstream of the second grating in the irradiation direction; and a controller and data processing device configured to control the x-ray source to irradiate the x-ray beams, to control the detector to receive x-ray beams passing through the first grating and the second grating to generate phase contrast information and/or dark field information, and to perform ct check on an object under check based on the phase contrast information and/or the dark field information to obtain a ct image.
Nuctech Company Limited

Segmented detector for a charged particle beam device

A detector for a charged particle beam device includes a substrate, a number of first sensor devices provided on the substrate, wherein the first sensor devices are structured to be sensitive to and generate a first signal in response to electrons ejected by a specimen, and a number of second sensor devices provided on the substrate, wherein the second sensor devices are structured to be sensitive to and generate a second signal in response to photons emitted by the specimen. Also, a photon detector wherein each of the photon sensor devices is structured to be sensitive to and generate a signal in response to photons emitted by the specimen, and wherein each of the photon sensor devices comprises a multipixel photon counter device.
Fei Company

Acoustic-optical imaging methods and systems

The invention relates to an acoustic-optical imaging method and system of a zone for observing an environment. The system includes an acquisition device comprising, a network of transducers for generating a plurality of non-focussed sound waves, a light-emitting device for emitting an incident light wave and generating marked light waves comprising an acoustic-optical component that is shifted in frequency by the non-focussed sound waves, and a detector for acquiring measurement signals.
Institut National De La SantÉ Et De La Recherche MÉdicale- Inserm

Kit, composition and preparing a specimen for imaging and diagnosing a disease

The present invention relates to an imagable specimen sample, particularly an imagable histological sample for imaging via techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (sem) and transmission electron microscopy (tem). The invention provides imaging preparation compositions, such as resin compositions, which can be embedded within a specimen sample and can also encapsulate the sample.
The University Of Manchester

Method and system for calibrating thermal imaging systems

A method for determining change in temperature of different parts of an electronic or optoelectronic device between un-energized and energized states without contacting the device. The method includes establishing a reference image form an unexcited device by illuminating the device with an optical signal and capturing the reference image from the device in an un-energized state, illuminating the device with an optical signal during an energization pulse having a predetermined pulse width and pulse magnitude and capturing a plurality of on images from the device at different time delays, determining a transient temperature profile, calibrating the temperature profile for one or more regions of the device with unknown thermoreflectance coefficient based on the determined transient temperature profile for the one or more regions of the device with known thermoreflectance coefficient..
Microsanj, Llc

Radiation imaging apparatus having function of detecting start of radiation irradiation and radiation imaging system

Apparatus includes: pixel array having bias line; readout circuit; bias circuit supplying bias voltage to the bias line and having detector to detect current of the bias line and having amplifier and adc; first power supply supplying voltage to the readout circuit; second power supply supplying voltage to the amplification circuit; and power supply supplying voltage to the first and second power supplies and the adc via voltage line and ground line. The ground line includes first ground line connecting ground terminals of the first and second reference power supplies and second ground line connected to the power supply and the first ground line.
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Field splitter for three-dimensional strain measurement

The present disclosure provides an apparatus and method which uses a field splitter or a beam splitter for the purpose combining two different views of a materials testing sample under materials testing into a single image. This allows for three-dimensional strain measurement in the context of material/compound testing.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Three dimensional imaging utilizing stacked imager devices and associated methods

Stacked imager devices that can determine distance and generate three dimensional representations of a subject and associated methods are provided. In one aspect, an imaging system can include a first imager array having a first light incident surface and a second imager array having a second light incident surface.
Sionyx, Llc

Laser multibeam differential interferometric sensor and methods for vibration imaging

A sensor for a vibration imaging system is provided. The sensor includes a transmitter configured to project an array of laser beams onto a surface of an object such that neighboring beams in the array of laser beams are frequency shifted relative to each other, an interferometer configured to mix radiations reflected from neighboring points on the surface of the object such that the radiations from neighboring points interfere with one another, a photodetector array configured to produce output signals representative of the interfering beams, a demodulator configured to demodulate the output signals, and a computing device configured to calculate a deformation profile for the object based on the demodulated output signals..
The University Of Mississippi

System for aligning target sensor and weapon

A system for aligning a weapon to a high-performance target sensor. A reference measurement sensor installed on the target sensor measures the direction and range to each of several references points on the weapon.
Raytheon Company

Construction machine and construction management system

A construction machine includes: a vehicle body; a plurality of imaging devices provided to the vehicle body; a data processing unit configured to perform image processing on each piece of two-dimensional image data acquired by the plurality of imaging devices to generate three-dimensional image data; and a data output unit configured to output the two-dimensional image data to a display device associated with the vehicle body.. .
Komatsu Ltd.

High-throughput and highly multiplexed imaging with programmable nucleic acid probes

The present invention provides, inter alia, methods and compositions for imaging, at high spatial resolution, targets of interest.. .
President And Fellows Of Harvard College

Methods and means for the modification of cell surfaces

The invention relates to the utilization of specific cell surface biomarkers (preferably cell specific receptors) to generate a reversible layer-by-layer scaffold for the functionalization of cells. The cells of the present invention can be used in a wide variety of distinct applications, including cellular targeting, imaging, drug delivery, purification, cell sensing, diagnosis and waste stream/body fluid purification..
Academisch Ziekenhuis Leiden (also Acting Under Th E Name Of Leiden University Medical Center)

Luminescent particle, ink formulation, polymer composition, optical device, fabrication of thereof, and use of the luminescent particle

The present invention relates to a luminescent particle, ink formulation, polymer composition, optical device and a preparation thereof. The invention further relates to use of a luminescent particle in a medium or biological imaging..
Merck Patent Gmbh

Two-dimensional structures from peptoid oligomers and methods of making

Materials and methods for forming self-assembled peptoid structures that are extremely stable, crystalline, free-standing and self-repairing are described. Based on the peptoid design, peptoid membranes in a 2d arrangement was able toroll into single-walled nanotubes with tunable sizes, diameters, thicknesses and stiffnesses as well as tailorable functions result.
Battelle Memorial Institute

Conjugates that are configured for targeted delivery of therapeutic compounds to senescent cells

Disclosed are agents (e.g., peptides, polypeptides, proteins, small molecules, antibodies, and antibody fragments that target senescent cells) and methods of their use for imaging senescent cells in vivo and for treating or preventing cancer, age-related disease, tobacco-related disease, or other diseases and disorders related to or caused by cellular senescence in a mammal. The methods include administering one or more of the agents of the invention to a mammal, e.g., a human.
Unity Biotechnology, Inc.

Complexes for intracellular imaging

The present disclosure relates to complexes for intracellular imaging and also to methods and kits for intracellular imaging or cell labelling. Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide a complex comprising a transition metal carbonyl compound, a conjugated bidentate ligand and a tetrazolato compound comprising a saccharide group..
Curtin University

Image acquisition system for wire group processing

An image acquisition system for wire group processing is a system for recognizing the wire group constituting the wire harness. This image acquisition system includes a first vision system (e.g.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Image processing device, robot control device, and robot

An image processing device includes a processor that specifies a template, based on first distance information obtained by causing an imaging unit to image a calibration plate disposed at a first position inside a work region where a robot carries out work, and that performs matching between the specified template and an image obtained by causing the imaging unit to image an object disposed inside the work region.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Robot and controlling the same

The robot includes a first arm having a first hand part provided to a tip end thereof, and at least one joint shaft provided between a pedestal and the first hand part, a first acting part configured to contact a given table-like body on which a plurality of workpieces are able to be placed, while the first acting part is provided to the first hand part, a controller, an imaging unit configured to two-dimensionally image a placement surface of the workpieces in the table-like body in a perpendicular direction to the placement surface, and a recognition part configured to recognize a position of the workpiece by performing a two-dimensional pattern matching based on an image two-dimensionally captured by the imaging unit. The controller vibrates the table-like body by controlling the first arm so that the first acting part acts on the table-like body..
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Tool exchange method and tool exchange device

This tool exchange device for a machine tool uses an exchange arm to exchange tools between a processing area and a tool accommodation area. In the tool exchange device, an imaging device is used to capture an image of a tool in the tool accommodation area, operation parameters for the exchange arm when the exchange arm is used to exchange the tools are determined from the captured image of the tool, and the exchange arm is operated on the basis of the operation parameters to exchange the tool..
Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.

Laser machining machines and methods for lap welding of workpieces

In a laser machining machine (1) for laser welding of workpieces, in particular for lap welding of dbc structures, comprising a laser beam generator for generating a laser beam and an optical imaging system for imaging the laser beam into a machining plane, according to the invention, the optical imaging system comprises an optical beam-shaping system, which images the laser beam in the machining plane with an imaging depth (Δd) of at least ±2 mm, preferably of at least ±5 mm, in such a way that the radial power density distribution (pr) of the laser beam is bell-shaped along the imaging depth (Δd) in each plane at right angles to the beam axis and the maximum values (pmax) of these bell-shaped power density distributions (pr) along the imaging depth (Δd) vary in relation to one another by less than 10%, preferably by less than 5%.. .
Trumpf Laser Gmbh

Laser processing apparatus

Disclosed herein is a laser processing apparatus for forming a separation layer inside an ingot by applying a laser beam to an end surface of the ingot in the condition where the focal point of the laser beam is set inside the ingot, the laser beam having a transmission wavelength to the ingot. The laser processing apparatus includes a holding unit for holding the ingot, a moving unit for moving the holding unit in a direction parallel to the end surface of the ingot held by the holding unit, a laser beam applying unit for applying the laser beam to the ingot held by the holding unit, an imaging unit for detecting the position of the ingot in the direction parallel to the end surface of the ingot, and a height detecting unit for detecting the height of the end surface of the ingot held by the holding unit..
Disco Corporation

Diagnostic imaging catheter

A diagnostic imaging catheter has flexibility at a distal end and has relatively high rigidity at a proximal end while avoiding an increase in outer diameter of a sheath. The diagnostic imaging catheter includes a rotatable drive shaft having a distal portion provided with an ultrasound transducer, a sheath in which the drive shaft is positioned and which extends in an axial direction, and a rigidity changing part provided inside the sheath and configured to make the rigidity of the drive shaft higher at the proximal end than at the distal end..
Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha

Method for diagnosing carcinomas using irgd and magentic resonance tomography (mrt)

The present invention relates to an imaging diagnostic method, comprising a contrast agent including a contrast enhancer in a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) assisted diagnosis of carcinoma diseases or carcinomas, in particular of hepatocellular carcinoma (hcc). The contrast agent is preferably a gadolinium compound, preferably gd-dtpa including irgd as a contrast enhancer, for the improved imaging of carcinomas, in particular hcc, in mri.
Albrecht Piiper

Sterile imaging protective system

Systems and methods for a sterile imaging protective system are described. The system preferably includes a first flexible drape with a cavity configured to surround an imaging intensifier and a second drape that is attached to an operating table or patient drape.
Tidi Products, Llc

Endoscope guidance from interactive planar slices of a volume image

An endoscopic imaging system (10) employing an endoscope (20) and an endoscope guidance controller (30). In operation, endoscope (20) generates an endoscopic video (23) of an anatomical structure within an anatomical region.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Workflow of needle tip identification for biopsy documentation

An interventional instrument (16) is inserted into a patient (14) to perform an interventional medical procedure guided by a medical imaging device (10). A trigger control (26) is activated.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Method of ultrasonic imaging

A method of ultrasonic imaging includes displaying a first ultrasonic image, receiving an operator's input defining a region of interest, creating a first time intensity curve for the region of interest in the first ultrasonic image, displaying the first time intensity curve on a display device with the first ultrasonic image, and storing information on a position of the region of interest in a non-transitory storage medium. The method includes displaying a second ultrasonic image, reading information on the position from the non-transitory storage medium, creating a second time intensity curve for the region of interest in the second ultrasonic image; and displaying the second time intensity curve on the display device with the second ultrasonic image..
General Electric Company

Compact fingertip-manipulated ultrasound imaging

Aspects of various examples described herein can include using a wearable ultrasound device (e.g., a device wearable or manipulated using a fingertip). The wearable ultrasound device can include an ultrasound transducer element array, and can have a housing providing circuitry to process signals to or from the array, such as digitizing such signals.
University Of Virginia Patent Foundation

Medical imaging apparatus

A medical imaging apparatus (10) for evaluating medical image data is disclosed. The medical imaging apparatus comprises an ultrasound acquisition unit including an ultrasound probe (14) for acquiring ultrasound image data of a patient (12) and an ultrasound segmentation unit (24) for segmenting anatomical features of the patient in the ultrasound image data and for providing ultrasound segmentation data (46).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Method and ultrasound imaging system for representing ultrasound data acquired with different imaging modes

A method and ultrasound imaging system for displaying ultrasound includes acquiring first ultrasound data for a plane while in a first ultrasound imaging mode and acquiring second ultrasound imaging data for the plane while in a second ultrasound imaging mode. The first ultrasound data comprises a first plurality of values and the second ultrasound data comprises a second plurality of values.
General Electric Company

Image processing apparatus, ultrasonic imaging apparatus, and imaging processing the same

Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus collects volume data which relates to an object, generates volume-rendered image data from the collected volume data, acquires a projection image of the object at a position at which virtual illumination is emitted toward the object, based on the volume-rendered image data, and corrects the projection image by using at least one conversion function, thereby obtaining a result image..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Ultrasonic imaging device and ultrasonic probe

In a sub-beam former which can control a plurality of capacitors (charge storage regions) of a delay circuit with a small number of signal lines, there is a restriction in the maximum delay amount according to the number of capacitors. An ultrasonic probe has a plurality of vibrators arranged in a two-dimensional manner, delay circuits respectively connected to the plurality of vibrators, and an in-probe beam former ic provided with a plurality of signal lines for setting delay amounts for the delay circuits, built thereinto.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Advanced concept mobile x-ray imaging device

A mobile x-ray system includes a movable base, a robotic arm mounted on the movable base, an x-ray source attached to the robotic arm, a radiation detector, one or more user interfaces, and a controller configured to determine a position of the x-ray source and a position of the detector and to automatically move the base and the robotic arm to align the x-ray source with the detector.. .
General Electric Company

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

A medical image-processing apparatus of embodiments includes processing circuitry. The processing circuitry extracts plural regions corresponding to at least one of a lobe and a subsegment forming a lung from three-dimensional medical-image data that is acquired by imaging in temporal order.
Canon Medical Systems Corporation

X-ray imaging apparatus and x-ray image analysis

An x-ray imaging apparatus includes an x-ray irradiation element, an x-ray detection element, an x-ray image generation element, and an image processing analysis element. The image processing analysis element reflects the analysis point on each frame based on a respective relative location between a characteristic point 10 of the x-ray image consisting of a plurality of frames.
Shimadzu Corporation

Scanning imaging device and animal carrying bed thereof

An animal carrying bed includes a tubular unit, an electrical connector and an end cover unit. The electrical connector is arranged on one end of the tubular unit, and the end cover unit is arranged at another end thereof.
Delta Electronics, Inc.

Breast tomosynthesis with flexible compression paddle

A method of breast image reconstruction includes positioning a breast on an imaging system support plate, compressing the breast with a flexible paddle, obtaining imaging data, estimating a breast thickness profile by at least one of placing markers on the breast, performing an image-based analysis of the obtained data, using an auxiliary system, and performing a model-based computation. The three-dimensional (3d) reconstruction including using a thickness profile of the breast surface in at least one of an iterative reconstruction, a filtered back-projection reconstruction, and a joint reconstruction performed using information obtained from an ultrasound scan.
General Electric Company

System and method breast cancer detection with x-ray imaging

For breast cancer detection with an x-ray scanner, a cascade of multiple classifiers is trained or used. One or more of the classifiers uses a deep-learnt network trained on non-x-ray data, at least initially, to extract features.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Nano particle detection with x-ray capsule

A colon imaging system, including an imaging capsule, having: a. A radiation source providing x-ray and gamma radiation with energies sufficient to induce x-ray fluorescence from nanoparticles that adhere to cancerous tissue, and which were administered to a patient in a solution prior to examining the colon with the imaging capsule; b.
Check-cap Ltd.

Arrangement for controlling image plate and its image information and a controlling the arrangement

A medical imaging system includes at least an image plate, x-ray device for producing an image of an object on said image plate, and a reading device for reading image information held by the image plate. In connection with the image plate there is a tag containing information for controlling the arrangement in such a manner that when the arrangement has read the information in the tag the arrangement is adapted to perform at least one operation controlled by the information read..
Palodex Group Oy

X-ray imaging apparatus

An x-ray imaging apparatus is configured so that an height-position composition element 15 sends a directive to an angle driving element 44 in an imaging element 4, and the height-position compensation element 15 corrects the height-position of the x-ray tube 42 by driving of the up-and-down driving element 44 in conjunction with the imaging region that the imaging region data recognition element 14 of the console element 1, the angle of the x-ray tube 42 is corrected so that the x-ray irradiation angle of the x-ray from the x-ray tube 42 faces downward; and when the height-position compensation element 15 corrects the height-position of the x-ray tube 42 downward, the angle of the x-ray tube 42 is corrected so that the x-ray irradiation angle of the x-ray from the x-ray tube 42 faces upward.. .
Shimadzu Corporation

Anatomical imaging system with centipede belt drive

Scanning the object while moving the scanner precisely relative to the object during scanning.. .

A medical placement alarm

Many medical procedures involve the implantation of an element in a vascular body. Current imaging techniques allow the positioning of such expandable elements to be checked, before and after implantation, using contrast bursts into the blood from a pigtail catheter.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Mammography system and method employing offset compression paddles, automatic collimation, and retractable anti-scatter grid

A mammographic imaging system is optimized for use with a single fixed size flat panel digital image receptor. It accommodates compression devices (paddles) of varying sizes, and positions them properly in a field of view of the image receptor.
Hologic, Inc.

Imaging with enhanced x-ray radiation

The invention relates to an x-ray imaging apparatus (2), comprising: a source (4) for generating x-ray radiation, an object receiving space (6) for arranging an object of interest for x-ray imaging, an x-ray collimator arrangement (8) arranged between the source (4) and the collimator arrangement (8), and an x-ray mirror arrangement (10). The mirror arrangement (10) comprises for example two tapered mirrors (22) facing each other and adapted for guiding x-ray radiation of the source (4) to the collimator arrangement (8).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Neuroimaging headset

There is described a neuroimaging apparatus in which a plurality of sensing devices, e.g. Squids, are accommodated in a temperature-controlled chamber e.g.
York Instruments Limited

System, methods and apparatuses for in situ electrochemical imaging

Systems, methods and apparatuses described herein generally provide a millimetre size package-free complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (“cmos”) chip (referred to as a “die”) for the in situ (on-site) measurement or imaging of electrochemically detectable analytes.. .
The Governing Council Of The University Of Toronto

Acoustic wave measuring apparatus and control method thereof

An acoustic wave measuring apparatus generates a characteristics information distribution of the inside of an object by using an acoustic wave propagating from the object, and includes a receiving unit that receives the acoustic wave, a first imaging unit that images a first area of the object from a first direction, and acquires an image of the first area, a second imaging unit that images a second area smaller than the first area of the object from a second direction different from the first direction, and acquires a local image, a designating unit that receives, from a user, designation of a position where the imaging is performed by the second imaging unit in the image of the first area captured by the first imaging unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Applications of hyperspectral laser speckle imaging

Systems and methods are provided for detecting the flow of blood or other fluids in biological tissue by illuminating the biological tissue with two or more beams of coherent light and detecting responsively emitted light. A difference in wavelength, coherence length, beam divergence, or some other property of the beams of illumination causes the beams to preferentially scatter from, be absorbed by, or otherwise interact with respective elements of the biological tissue.
Verily Life Sciences Llc

Optical imaging or spectroscopy systems and methods

Optical imaging or spectroscopy described can use laminar optical tomography (lot), diffuse correlation spectroscopy (dcs), or the like. An incident beam is scanned across a target.
The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

Optical coherence tomography device for characterization of atherosclerosis with a 1.7 micron swept laser source

An oct system with a swept light source centered around 1.7 μm for identifying atherosclerotic plaque and visualization of large lipid pool is provided. Advantages for using the 1.7 μm swept source laser include higher contrast between lipid and normal tissue and deeper penetration of the optical signals from the 1.7 μm swept source laser into the tissue.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Catheter with optical sensing

A catheter (12) has an image sensing system (s1-s5) for imaging the interior wall of a passageway in which the catheter is to be located. The catheter has a radial imaging system comprising a light source arrangement for generating a light output radially around the catheter and an image sensor for receiving the generally radial light after the light has been scattered back by the interior wall.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Image processing apparatus, endoscope system, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of endoscope images obtained by imaging an observation target at different times with an endoscope; a blood vessel extraction unit that extracts blood vessels from the plurality of endoscope images; a blood vessel index value calculation unit that calculates a blood vessel index value for each of the blood vessels extracted from the endoscope images; a temporal change calculation unit that calculates a temporal change of the blood vessel index value; a determination unit that determines a state of a mucous membrane of the observation target using the temporal change of the blood vessel index value; and a monitor that displays a determination result of the determination unit.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Handheld surgical endoscope

A handheld surgical endoscope has a disposable, single-use portion that includes a fluid hub, cannula, distal tip and an integrated needle and a re-usable portion that includes a handle and display module. The distal tip includes led illumination and an imaging module that feeds live video to the display module that is rotatable to allow viewing by the operator and others.
Walters Gardens, Inc.

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation

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Sound pickup device and imaging device using same

A sound pickup device includes a housing having a porous exterior surface, main microphones, a reference microphone disposed near the main microphones, a first support member, a second support member, a first blocking member that blocks between the inside of the housing and the insides of the main microphones, a second blocking member that blocks between the outside of housing and the inside of the reference microphone, and a third blocking member that blocks between the inside of the housing and the inside of the reference microphone.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Content-based client side video transcoding

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by automating the client-side transcoding of video data based on content. For example, an appropriate transcoding configuration can be selected for video data having complex motion or textures.
Snap Inc.

Imaging device with alignment analysis

Disclosed is an imaging device employing a measurement zone directed at a target, where the imaging device can be used in conjunction with a misalignment analysis feature. The imaging device can capture first and second images at different times.
Fluke Corporation

Camera testing apparatus and method

The invention is an apparatus designed to solve problems in camera evaluation, namely the selection of camera equipment based on tests that are different to the real world conditions under which the cameras will be used. This is a significant problem, particularly in law enforcement, security and medical imaging.

Solid-state imaging device, imaging system, and movable object

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel that outputs a pixel signal of an analog signal, a readout unit that converts the pixel signal into a digital signal to generate a digital pixel signal, a memory unit that stores the digital pixel signal, and a first inspection signal output unit that outputs a first inspection signal to the memory unit such that the memory unit stores the first inspection signal. The first inspection signal stored in the memory unit is output from the memory unit in a period after output of the digital pixel signal of a frame ends and before output of the digital pixel signal of a next frame starts..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Image sensors with hybrid three-dimensional imaging

Image sensors may include hybrid three-dimensional imaging pixel groups. The pixel groups may be capable of obtaining both phase detection information and time-of-flight information.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc

Video providing system, video providing method, and video providing program

A video providing system includes a predetermined space surrounded by surfaces with a single color; a video display apparatus mounted on the head of a user, and including two imaging devices disposed to be separated from each other by a gap corresponding to both of human eyes and perform imaging in a front direction of the user when the user wears the video display apparatus; and a specifying device that specifies a position and a direction of the video display apparatus in the predetermined space, wherein the video display apparatus displays a video prepared in advance at a location where the single color is imaged by the two imaging devices, and displays a video based on videos captured by the two imaging devices at a location where the single color is not imaged, according to a direction and a position in the predetermined space.. .
Tyffon Inc.

Aerial imaging of a region using above ground aerial camera platform

A system comprises an aerial imaging platform configured to rise to a height above ground. An apparatus allows an entity to move the aerial platform in a desired direction.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Low-cost, long-term aerial imagery

An imaging system that includes a camera mourned on an aerial platform, for example a balloon, allows a user to increase the longevity of the camera's battery by remote control. A user may capture imagery at a time scale of interest and desired power consumption by adjusting parameters for image capture by the camera.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Video management system and video management method

A video management system includes: an imaging device configured to generate a first image by capturing a surveillance area at a first resolution; and a video management server configured to store a second image by converting the first image, wherein the imaging device includes: a high-resolution image storage configured to store the first image; a processor configured to convert the first image into the second image having a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution; and to transmit the second image to the video management server, and the video management server includes: a low-resolution image storage configured to store the second image; and a processor configured to generate low-resolution image metadata and an index of the low-resolution image metadata by analyzing the second image.. .
Hanwha Techwin Co., Ltd.

Image obtaining method, controlled device, and server

Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for processing images. The method includes acquiring, by image generation circuitry of a device (e.g., imaging device), an image according to a preset time interval for acquiring images, storing the acquired image in first buffering circuitry of the device, receiving a recording instruction and copying the acquired image from the first buffering circuitry to second buffering circuitry of the device according to the recording instruction..
Tencent Technology (shenzhen) Company Limited

Image capturing device, image capturing method, and program

[object] to improve both trackability of a focus position and focusing accuracy with respect to a subject. [solution] an image capturing device includes: an imaging element having a light receiving surface including detection pixels that receive light passed through different regions of an exit pupil of an imaging optical system, and detect a phase difference between two images obtained by splitting the exit pupil; a first detection unit configured to execute at least any of first focus detection based on a phase detection autofocus (af) method and second focus detection based on a contrast detection af method; a focusing control unit configured to drive at least one optical member included in the imaging optical system toward a focusing position detected by the focus detection; and a second detection unit configured to detect a change in a subject image.
Sony Corporation

Imaging element, image sensor, and information processing apparatus

In an imaging element 28, a first light detecting layer 12 includes an organic photoelectric conversion film 38 that detects light of a predetermined wavelength band and carries out photoelectric conversion, and photoelectrically converts incident light on the imaging element and light reflected from a wire grid polarizer layer 14. The wire grid polarizer layer 14 includes polarizers 48 in which linear materials that do not allow transmission of light therethrough are arranged at intervals shorter than the wavelength of the incident light.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

Solid state imaging device

A disclosed embodiment includes: semiconductor substrate including a pixel region in which a plurality of pixels are arranged, each of the pixels including a photoelectric conversion unit configured to accumulate charges generated from an incident light, a charge holding portion configured to hold the charges transferred from the photoelectric conversion unit, and an amplification unit including an input node configured to receive the charges transferred from the charge holding portion; a light-shielding portion arranged so as to cover at least the charge holding portion and extending over at least two or more of the plurality of pixels; a contact plug connected to the light-shielding portion; and a wiring connected to the contact plug to supply a fixed potential to the light-shielding portion via the contact plug.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid state imaging device, imaging system, and manufacturing method of solid state imaging device

A solid state imaging device as an embodiment has a first transfer unit that includes a first gate and transfers charges from a photoelectric conversion portion to a holding portion; a second transfer unit that includes a second gate and transfers charges from the holding portion to a floating diffusion portion; and a third transfer unit that includes a third gate and drains charges from the photoelectric conversion portion to the charge draining portion. The impurity concentration of a second conductivity type in at least a part of a region under the first gate of the first transfer unit is lower than the impurity concentration of the second conductivity type in a region under the second gate of the second transfer unit and the impurity concentration of the second conductivity type in a region under the third gate of the third transfer unit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Solid-state imaging apparatus and electronic device

The present solid-state imaging apparatus includes: a light receiving element with a photoelectric conversion function; a readout circuit that reads out pixel information from the light receiving element, and outputs an output voltage; a cds circuit that is composed of three-stage common source circuits, and generates a pixel signal based on a difference between an output voltage output from the readout circuit at the time of reset and an output voltage output based on the readout of the pixel information, the three-stage common source circuits being connected in series to one another and provided with direct-current cut elements that are each disposed on a corresponding one of input paths of the three-stage common source circuits; and a bias voltage supply circuit that supplies a direct-current bias voltage to gates of transistors of the three-stage common source circuits.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

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

An image processing apparatus includes: a memory configured to acquire a plurality of visual point images; a visual point change processing unit configured to perform image processing on image data based on the plurality of visual point images to generate a combination image; an area designation unit configured to designate an area subjected to the image processing using the visual point change processing unit; and an adjustment unit configured to set an adjustable range of the image processing for each area designated by the area designation unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging system

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Imaging optical system and imaging apparatus

An imaging optical system according to the present invention is the imaging optical system composed by arranging a front group, a stop, and a rear group in order from an object side, a lens arranged closest to the stop in the front group is a positive lens, a lens arranged closest to the stop in the rear group is also a positive lens, and specific conditional expressions are satisfied. In addition, an imaging apparatus according to the present invention includes the imaging optical system..
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Control device, control method, computer program, and electronic device

[object] to provide a control device capable of effectively determining a lens position even in a case where a subject close to an image capturing device and a subject far from the image capturing device simultaneously exist in a region for detecting a phase difference between subject images. [solution] provided is the control device including: a calculation unit configured to calculate, on a basis of a result of capturing a subject image passed through a focus lens by using an imaging element including a plurality of phase difference detection regions, a focus position of each of the phase difference detection regions; and a determination unit configured to determine a position of the focus lens on a basis of an average value of the focus positions of the phase difference detection regions calculated by the calculation unit and falling within a predetermined range from the focus position on an infinity side or macro side..
Sony Corporation

Electronic device, imaging device, and imaging element

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

Non-canting vcm-actuated autofocus

Techniques and apparatuses are described that enable non-canting vcm-actuated autofocus. These techniques and apparatuses enable multiple focal distances that are substantially free of imaging errors caused by canting of a lens housing.
Google Llc

Imaging device, imaging optical system, manufacturing imaging device, and imaging method

An imaging device (10) is configured by being provided with an image pickup element (40) where an imaging surface (41) having a concave surface facing an object side is formed, an imaging optical system (20) which forms an image on the imaging surface (41) in a range smaller than the imaging surface (41), and an oscillating drive section (30) which oscillating-drives the imaging optical system (20) so that a direction of an optical axis z of the imaging optical system changes. The imaging element (40) captures a first formed by the imaging optical system (20) with a direction of the optical axis z set to a first direction and a 2nd formed by the imaging optical system (20) with a direction of the optical axis z set to a 2nd direction, in different regions in the imaging surfaces (41)..
Nikon Corporation

Image shooting adding information to image

According to an embodiment of the present invention, an image shooting apparatus includes an imaging unit, a transmission unit, and a processor that is configured to acquire an image captured by the imaging unit to generate a shot image and control the transmission unit to transmit, to an information acquiring apparatus, (i) the shot image, and (ii) instruction information for instructing the information acquiring apparatus to acquire supplementary information, with a shooting instruction. The supplementary information is information which is acquired by a sensor of the information acquiring apparatus and which is to be added to the transmitted shot image..
Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

Solid-state imaging element and imaging device

A solid-state imaging element includes a photodiode and a light collecting section. The photodiode includes a light receiving surface and an electrode placed on the light receiving surface, and that outputs an electrical signal in accordance with light incident on the light receiving surface in a state where a voltage exceeding a breakdown voltage is applied to the electrode.

Solid state imaging device

A solid state imaging device includes: a pixel array unit in which same-color pixels corresponding to each of a plurality of colors configured to convert received light into pixel signals are arranged along a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns; an arithmetic unit configured to read same-color pixel signals from the same-color pixels corresponding to respective same colors and calculate representative values of the plurality of read same-color pixel signals; and an output unit configured to output a set of the calculated representative values to an outside for each of the same colors.. .
Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha

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

The present technology relates to a solid-state imaging device and a driving method thereof, and an electronic apparatus that make it possible to improve the precision of phase difference detection while suppressing deterioration of resolution in a solid-state imaging device having a global shutter function and a phase difference af function. Provided is a solid-state imaging device including: a pixel array unit including, as pixels including an on-chip lens, a photoelectric conversion unit, and a charge accumulation unit, imaging pixels for generating a captured image and phase difference detection pixels for performing phase difference detection arrayed therein; and a driving control unit configured to control driving of the pixels.
Sony Corporation

Laser processing apparatus

A laser processing apparatus includes: a chuck table that holds a packaged wafer; a laser beam applying unit that applies a pulsed laser beam to the packaged wafer; x-axis moving unit for moving the chuck table in an x-axis direction; an imaging unit that images the packaged wafer; and a control unit. The chuck table has a transparent or semi-transparent holding member and a light emitting body.
Disco Corporation

Head-up display device and display control method

A head-up display device includes: a reflection member disposed in front of a driver who drives a vehicle; a projection unit configured to project light toward the reflection member and display a virtual image in a region superimposed on a superimposing display target when viewed by the driver; and an imaging unit configured to take an image of a region in front of the vehicle to generate a front image that is an image of the region in front of the vehicle. The projection unit adjusts a luminance distribution of a virtual image in accordance with a luminance distribution of a region of the superimposing display target in the front image..
Yazaki Corporation

Display driver panel device and driving same

A display driver panel device and a method therefor are disclosed. The device includes: an image sensor array consisting of pixel sensor elements arranged in m rows and n columns; and a display driver array consisting of display driver elements arranged in m rows and n columns.
Shanghai Jadic Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd

Trend dynamic sensor imaging using contour maps to visualize multiple trend data sets in a single view

A method and system for trend dynamic sensor imaging is described herein. The method includes receiving, from a plurality of sensors, a plurality of data sets, and comparing the plurality of data sets to reference data to generate, for each of the plurality of sensors, one or more corresponding comparison values.
Applied Materials, Inc.

Method, x-ray unit and computer program product for determining a three-dimensional image data set

A method for determining a three-dimensional image data set from a plurality of two-dimensional projection images of an object under examination applies at least one morphological operation to each projection image in order to provide a processing image associated with the respective projection image. At least one respective imaging segment is segmented, in which a highly absorbent region is mapped, depending on the associated processing image, and a respective mask image is generated in which pixels belonging to the imaging segment are marked.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Imaging computer tomographic system

An imaging method for computed tomographic system (1) includes following steps of: controlling a computed tomographic system (1) to receive a description operation for configuring description data; selecting one of a plurality of imaging parameter sets corresponding to different template data, wherein each imaging parameter set is used to maximize a contrast-to-noise ratio of the three-dimensional imaging data (34) matching with the corresponding template data; and, controlling the computed tomographic system (1) to execute a three-dimensional imaging operation according to the selected imaging parameter set for obtaining the three-dimensional imaging data (34). The present disclosed example has the ability of effectively reducing a technical threshold of operating the computed tomographic system (1) via automatically selecting the suitable one of the complex imaging parameter sets according to the comprehensible description operation..
Delta Electronics, Inc.

Systems and methods for object tracking and localization in videos with adaptive image representation

A system and method are provided for object tracking in a sequence of images of a scene acquired by an imaging device. The method includes generating a representation of an object and its surroundings; generating a tracking score based on the representation of the object and its surroundings, and a classification scheme; detecting a peak in the tracking score corresponding to a location of the object in the image; and adjusting the representation of the object and its surroundings and the classification scheme according to one or more new appearances of the object..
Sportlogiq Inc.

Coupled segmentation in 3d conventional ultrasound and contrast-ehhanced ultrasound images

The present invention relates to an ultrasound imaging system (10) for inspecting an object (97) in a volume (40). The ultrasound imaging system comprises an image processor (36) configured to conduct a segmentation (80) of the object (97) simultaneously out of three-dimensional ultrasound mage data (62) and contrast-enhanced three-dimensional ultrasound image data (60).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Image processing apparatus, endoscope system, and image processing method

An image processing apparatus includes: an image acquisition unit that acquires a plurality of endoscope images obtained by imaging an observation target at different times with an endoscope; a blood vessel extraction unit that extracts blood vessels of the observation target from the plurality of endoscope images; a blood vessel information calculation unit that calculates a plurality of pieces of blood vessel information for each of the blood vessels extracted from the endoscope images; a blood vessel parameter calculation unit that calculates a blood vessel parameter, which is relevant to the blood vessel extracted from each of the endoscope images, by calculation using the blood vessel information; and a blood vessel change index calculation unit that calculates a blood vessel change index, which indicates a temporal change of the blood vessel, using the blood vessel parameter.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Method and device for generating 2d medical image based on plate interpolation

Provided is an operating method of a medical imaging device. The method includes receiving a 3d medical image, generating a 2d medical image from the 3d medical image based in a plate interpolation, and displaying the 2d medical image by using plate interpolation based weight information and interest region information..
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

Classifying biological samples using automated image analysis

A system for imaging biological samples and analyzing images of the biological samples is provided. The system can automatically analyze images of biological samples to classify cells of interest using machine learning techniques.
Athelas Inc.

System and assessing wait times in a facility

Methods and systems for assessing wait times in a facility using imaging devices are discussed. The methods and systems can analyze images from the imaging devices to determine a waiting customer measurement, a cart fullness value, and a product category for at least one product in a cart, for each computing device in the facility.
Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

Information processing device, information processing method, and storage medium

An information processing device includes a first acquiring unit configured to acquire geometric information relating to a target object to be recognized, a decision unit configured to decide an imaging position and orientation at which the target object is imaged, based on the geometric information acquired by the first acquiring unit, a second acquiring unit configured to acquire an image of the target object which has been captured at the imaging position and orientation decided by the decision unit, and a generation unit configured to generate learning data, based on the geometric information acquired by the first acquiring unit and the image acquired by the second acquiring unit.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Electronic device localization based on imagery

An electronic device includes one or more imaging cameras. After a reset of the device or other specified event, the electronic device identifies an estimate of the device's pose based on location data such as global positioning system (gps) data, cellular tower triangulation data, wireless network address location data, and the like.
Google Llc

Facial authentication device

A facial authentication device (100) includes an image corrector (107) that estimates an orientation of a face based on a center position of the face and a position of imaging unit (101) to correct an image distortion including optical axis deviation with respect to visible light image data such that the orientation of the face coincides with an optical axis direction of imaging unit (101), and a feature amount calculator (105) that extracts a face portion from the image data captured by the imaging unit (101) and calculates a feature amount of the face to output to the image corrector (107), and calculates the feature amount of the face from the image data corrected by the image corrector (107) to output to a face collator (109).. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Process and device for colony counting

A device and a process to count a number of colonies present in a set of samples. The colony counting device has a storage device with plural storage locations.
Interscience

System and providing breast image data

A system and method for providing breast image data. A transmission request is transmitted from a workstation to an imaging server with identifying characteristics for a mammography image.
Agfa Healthcare Inc.

Method and ultrasound imaging system for adjusting an ultrasound image with a touch screen

An ultrasound imaging system and a method for controlling a diagnostic imaging system are disclosed. The system includes a probe, a main screen, a touch screen and a processor connected to the probe, the main screen and the touch screen.
General Electric Company

Three-dimensional interaction system

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of computer imaging software and systems by facilitating the manipulation of virtual content displayed in conjunction with images of real-world objects and environments. Embodiments of the present disclosure allow virtual objects to be moved relative to a real-world environment and manipulated in other ways..
Snap Inc.

Mapping a dig site diagram

This description provides an autonomous or semi-autonomous excavation vehicle that is capable of navigating through a dig site and carrying out an excavation routine using a system of sensors physically mounted to the excavation vehicle. The sensors collects any one or more of spatial, imaging, measurement, and location data representing the status of the excavation vehicle and its surrounding environment.
Built Robotics Inc.

Fault detection

According to some examples, an apparatus includes a monitoring module to determine a length of a portion of an imaging member as the imaging member rotates; and indicate a fault condition in response to the determined length being different from a reference length.. .
Hp Indigo B.v.

Methods for controlling lithographic apparatus, lithographic apparatus and device manufacturing method

A lithographic apparatus applies a device pattern at multiple fields across a substrate. A height map is decomposed into a plurality of components.
Asml Netherlands B.v.

Image-forming optical system, exposure apparatus, and device producing method

There is provided a reflective image-forming optical system which is applicable to an exposure apparatus using, for example, euv light and which is capable of increasing numerical aperture while enabling optical path separation of light fluxes. In a reflective imaging optical system (6) forming an image of a first plane (4) onto a second plane (7), the numerical aperture on a side of the second plane with respect to a first direction (x direction) on the second plane is greater than 1.1 times a numerical aperture on the side of the second plane with respect to a second direction (y direction) crossing the first direction on the second plane.
Nikon Corporation

Magnification-purpose external optical module external to portable terminal with camera, and magnification imageing device including the same

Provided is a magnification-purpose external optical module external to a portable terminal at which a camera is installed, and a magnification imaging device including the module. An external optical module of the present invention may use an led and a camera internal to a portable terminal such as a smart phone and thus capture a a high magnification image without a separate lighting source.

Low-glare fluorescent-powder led light device and imaging device comprising the same

A low-glare fluorescent-powder led light device includes a shell, a multi-frequency directional light source, a high-frequency directional light source, and an electrical control circuit. The shell has a surrounding wall, which defines a front opening and a rear opening and has an inner surface extending along a central axis.
Agieminds Micro Optics Co., Ltd.

Focusing control device, focusing control method, focusing control program, lens device, and imaging device

A focusing control device includes: a sensor as defined herein; a first correlation value generation unit as defined herein; a second correlation value generation unit as defined herein; a first phase difference amount measurement unit as defined herein; a second phase difference amount measurement unit as defined herein; a target position determination unit that selectively performs a first process of determining a target position of the focus lens based on the first phase difference amount and a second process of determining the target position of the focus lens based on the second phase difference amount, based on the correlation values acquired by the first correlation value generation unit and the correlation values acquired by the second correlation value generation unit; and a lens driving control unit that drives the focus lens to the target position determined through the first process or the second process.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Digital camera

To provide a digital camera that allows an imaged image to be easily checked by peeking through an electronic view finder regardless of the vertical and horizontal orientation of the digital camera when taking a photograph from a low angle. A digital camera 1 includes a camera main body 2 with an imaging lens 2a, and an electronic view finder 3 that allows a user to observe the image imaged by the imaging lens 2a.

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus includes: a main body having an imaging element; a rectangular display disposed along one surface of the main body; and a hinge unit that movably connects the display to the main body, the hinge unit includes a support portion connected to the main body so as to be rotationally movable about a first axis by a pair of first hinges on the first axis extending along one of two sides of the display which are at right angles to each other, the display is supported by the support portion so as to be rotationally movable about a second axis by a pair of second hinges on the second axis extending along other of the two sides of the display which are at right angles to each other, and one of the pair of first hinges is disposed between the pair of second hinges.. .
Fujifilm Corporation

Imaging device

An imaging device includes an illuminator, a stage, a plurality of microlenses, an imaging element, and a controller. The controller is configured to control at least one of an irradiation position of light beams from the illuminator, and the position of the plurality of microlenses to realize a first state and a second state.
Olympus Corporation

Glasses for spectral and 3d imaging

3d glasses include an absorptive layer in a single lens of the glasses. The absorptive layer may be specifically tailored for spectral separation characteristics of a 3d filter portion of the lens.
Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation

Head-mounted apparatus, and method thereof for generating 3d image information

Provided is a head-mounted display (hmd) apparatus, including a light modulator and eye lens, where the light modulator is configured to perform integral imaging on an image output from a 2d display panel, to form a light field image, the eye lens are configured to magnify the light field image formed by the light modulator.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Head-up display device and reflective optical system

A head-up display device includes an illumination optical system, an imaging optical system and a reflective optical system. The illumination optical system emits a source light indicating information.
Denso Corporation

Use of microparticle additives to simultaneously enable artifact-free image registration, auto-focusing, and chromatic aberration correction in microscopy

High-contrast, high-density cell-sized microparticles are introduced into a cell-containing solution prior to the solution being spread onto a planar substrate for imaging. The microparticles facilitate both the process of imager autofocusing and the subsequent registration of multiple images taken of regions of the substrate.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Optical system for field mapping and/or pupil mapping

An optical system for field imaging and/or pupil imaging has an optical axis, a stop plane and an image plane. The optical system includes a lens element system that has three lens element groups, each including at least one lens element.
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh

Simultaneous visible and fluorescence endoscopic imaging

An endoscope apparatus includes a fiber optic cable with a proximal end and a distal end opposite the proximal end. The endoscope apparatus also includes a light source optically coupled to the proximal end of the fiber optic cable to emit visible light and excitation light into the fiber optic cable for output from the distal end.
Verily Life Sciences Llc

Rapid three-dimensional microscopic imaging system

The three-dimensional microscopic imaging system includes: a microscope; a field diaphragm; a narrow-band filter, configured to perform narrow-band filtering; a beam-splitting grating, configured to duplicate a beam into beams with different angles; a lens array with different focal length, configured to perform different phase modulation to each beam with different angles; a micro lens array, configured to modulate the beams with different angles that pass through the lens array with different focal length respectively to different spatial locations at a back focal plane of the micro lens array respectively; and an image sensor configured to record an image corresponding to the modulated beams at the back focal plane of the micro lens array. The system has a simple structure, a cheap cost, and a relatively weak exciting light, and is suit for living samples, and has the adjustable intervals of imaging depths..
Tsinghua University

Bessel beam plane illumination microscope

A microscope has a light source for generating a light beam having a wavelength, λ, and beam-forming optics configured for receiving the light beam and generating a bessel-like beam that is directed into a sample. The beam-forming optics include an excitation objective having an axis oriented in a first direction.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Autofocus imaging

The present invention relates to the field of digital pathology and in particular to whole slide scanners. Autofocus imaging can be performed by sampling a first number of pixels of a primary image sensor which is a time delay integration (tdi) sensor, and sampling a second number of pixels of an autofocus image sensor, wherein the second number is between one quarter and three quarters of the first number.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Imaging lens and imaging apparatus

The imaging lens consists of a first lens group fixed to an image plane during focusing, an aperture stop, a second lens group having a positive refractive power which moves along an optical axis during focusing, and a third lens group fixed to the image plane during focusing, in order from an object side. The first lens group includes at least two negative lenses among three lenses from a lens closest to the object side to a third lens, a negative lens of the at least two negative lenses closest to the object side being a negative meniscus lens with its convex surface toward the object side, the second lens group includes at least three lenses, and the third lens group includes at least three lenses..
Fujifilm Corporation

Optical imaging lens system, image capturing unit and electronic device

An optical imaging lens system includes six lens elements which are, 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 has negative refractive power.
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging lens set

An optical lens set includes: a first, second, third, fourth and fifth lens element, an aperture stop disposed between said first and second lens element, said first lens element has negative refractive power, and has an object-side surface with a convex part in a vicinity of its periphery, said third lens element has an image-side surface with a concave part in a vicinity of its periphery, said fourth lens element has an object-side surface with a concave part in a vicinity of its periphery, said fifth element has aspherical object-side and image-side surfaces. T1, t2 and t5 are the thicknesses of said first, second and fifth lens element along the optical axis respectively, g12 and g23 are an air gaps between said first and second lens element, and between said second and third lens element along said optical axis respectively, the optical lens set satisfies the relationships: (g12+t2)/t1≤2.9 and (t1+t5+g23)/t2≤1.9..
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

Optical lens assembly

Present embodiments provide for an optical lens assembly. The optical lens assembly includes a first lens element, a second lens element, a third lens element, a fourth lens element, and a fifth lens element positioned in an order from an object side to an image side.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

An imaging lens includes a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; and a sixth lens, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. The fourth lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the image plane side is convex on an optical axis thereof.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

An imaging lens includes a first lens having positive refractive power; a second lens; a third lens; a fourth lens; a fifth lens; and a sixth lens, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side. The second lens is formed in a shape so that an entire surface thereof on the object side is convex.
Kantatsu Co., Ltd.

Imaging lens

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

Imaging lens

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

Imaging lens

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

Imaging apparatus and operating method

An imaging apparatus comprises a first detector configured to capture a two-dimensional image; a second detector configured to perform single-line imaging and spatially displaced with respect to the first detector; an objective common to the first detector and the second detector being located at the same optical distance from the first detector and the second detector; a directing arrangement configured to direct optical radiation from the common objective to the first detector and the second detector simultaneously or in turns; and a focus device common to the first detector and the second detector being configured to perform a focusing operation for finding a focusing state, where the two-dimensional image captured by the first detector is in focus, and the second detector being configured to capture a single-line image on the basis of the optical radiation directed thereto with said focusing state.. .
Specim, Spectral Imaging Oy Ltd

Optical lens

An optical lens including an assembling portion and an optical portion is provided. The assembling portion is configured to fix the optical lens.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

Object detection with spin-modulated light

A system and method for retro-reflective imaging transparent and/or shiny objects may include generating a light signal having a spin polarization. A magnetic field oscillating greater than about 1 ghz to cause the spin polarization of the light signal may be generated, where the light signal being retro-reflective imaged onto a transparent and/or shiny object so as to provide for determining presence of the transparent and/or shiny object..
Datalogic Ip Tech S.r.l.

Systems and methods for locating and imaging proppant in an induced fracture

Born scattering inversion (bsi) systems and methods are disclosed. A bsi system may be incorporated in a well system for accessing natural gas, oil and geothermal reserves in a geologic formation beneath the surface of the earth.
Sandia Corporation

Detector unit for detector array of radiation imaging modality

Among other things, a detector unit for a radiation detector array is provided. The detector unit includes a radiation detection sub-assembly including a scintillator and a photodetector array.
Analogic Corporation

High resolution dynamic detector for imaging and dosimetry in megavoltage radiation therapy

Disclosed herein are variations of megavoltage (mv) detectors that may be used for acquiring high resolution dynamic images and dose measurements in patients. One variation of a mv detector comprises a scintillating optical fiber plate, a photodiode array configured to receive light data from the optical fibers, and readout electronics.
Reflexion Medical, Inc.

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and controlling the same

A method of controlling a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) apparatus including performing, by the mri apparatus, blipped-controlled aliasing parallel imaging (blipped-caipi) obtaining k-space data on a subject determining a phase error of a chemical shift component, wherein the phase error of the chemical shift component is proportional to a geometric error based on a resonant frequency difference between a main component and the chemical shift component in the subject comparing the k-space data with data in which the phase error of the chemical shift component is reflected, wherein the data in which the phase error of the chemical shift component is reflected is associated with data on the main component and data on the chemical shift component and determining final data for image restoration based on a result of the comparison.. .
Korea Advanced Institute Of Science And Technology

Mr imaging with motion detection

The invention relates to a method of mr imaging of an object (10) placed in the examination volume of a mr device (1). It is an object of the invention to provide a method that enables efficient motion-compensation and/or motion-correction and that is compatible with cartesian sampling of k-space.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

System and magnetic resonance imaging

The disclosure relates to a system and method for correcting inhomogeneity in an mri image. The method may include the steps of: acquiring a first set of k-space data, acquiring a second set of k-space data, generating the convolution kernel of the first set of k-space data based on the first set of k-space data and the second set of k-space data, performing inverse fourier transform on the convolution kernel of the first set of k-space data to obtain an inversely transformed convolution kernel of the first set of k-space data, and generating a corrector based on the inversely transformed convolution kernel of the first set of k-space data.
Shanghai United Imaging Healthcare Co., Ltd.

High spatial and temporal resolution dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging

A method for high spatial and temporal resolution dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging using a random subsampled cartesian k-space using a poisson-disk random pattern acquisition strategy and a compressed sensing reconstruction algorithm incorporating magnitude image subtraction is presented. One reconstruction uses a split-bregman minimization of the sum of the l1 norm of the pixel-wise magnitude difference between two successive temporal frames, a fidelity term and a total variation (tv) sparsity term..
The Regents Of The University Of California

Systems and methods for adaptive multi-resolution magnetic resonance imaging

Systems and methods for adaptive, multi-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (“mri”], in which an mri scan prescription is adaptively changed to acquire high-quality data from select regions-of-interest (“roi”] in a larger field-of-view (“fov”), are provided. The higher quality data can include data representing higher spatial resolution, higher signal-to-noise ratio (“snr”], increased diffusion encoding via repeated acquisition with a larger number of diffusion-encoding directions, and so on.
Synaptive Medical (barbados) Inc.

Positioning of a magnetic resonance imaging antenna within the homogeneous field zone

The invention provides for a magnetic resonance imaging system (100) comprising: a magnet (104) for generating a main magnetic field with a homogeneous field zone (108); an antenna (124, 900, 1000) with an imaging zone (126) that has a fixed geometric relationship with portion (119) of a subject (118); a radio frequency system (114, 116, 124) for generating a radio frequency pulse (602); a magnetic gradient field system (110, 112); and a patient support (120, 122) for automatically moving the antenna and the portion of the subject from outside of the homogeneous field zone to within the homogeneous field zone along a movement axis. Machine executable instructions (180, 182, 184, 186, 188) cause a processor (136) controlling the magnetic resonance imaging system to: move the antenna and the portion from outside of the homogeneous field zone to within the homogeneous field zone along the movement axis; control (402) the radio frequency system to repeatedly generate a radio frequency pulse; control (404) the magnetic gradient field system to generate a gradient magnetic field during movement of the subject support only along the movement axis; control (406) the radio frequency system to repeatedly measure the radio frequency signal from the portion of the subject using the antenna; determine (408) a current location (128) of the antenna or of the imaging zone using the radio frequency signal; and control (410) the patient support to decelerate and halt at a predetermined location (109) within the homogeneous field zone using the current location..
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Low power magnetic resonance imaging methods and apparatus

According to some aspects, a low power magnetic resonance imaging system is provided. The magnetic resonance imaging system comprises a magnetics system having a plurality of magnetics components configured to produce magnetic fields for performing magnetic resonance imaging.
Hyperfine Research, Inc.

Drive circuit of radio-frequency transmitting coil and magnetic resonance imaging device

A drive circuit of a radio-frequency (rf) transmitting coil and a magnetic resonance imaging (mri) device are provided. According to an example, the drive circuit includes a controller, a digital-to-analogue converter (dac) coupled with the controller, a rf amplifier coupled with the dac, a power divider coupled with the rf amplifier, and a plurality of phase shifters respectively coupled with at least three output ports of the power divider..
Shanghai Neusoft Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

End ring port structure of an atypical radio-frequency coil of a magnetic resonance imaging system

An end ring port structure of an atypical coil for a magnetic resonance imaging system, has an end ring, provided with multiple end ring capacitance positions for disposing equivalent capacitances, with a portion of the equivalent capacitances being formed by two or more split capacitors. A first port has a first leg and a second leg, which are each connected to the end ring.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Optical inspection system for printed circuit board or the like

An inspection system inspects points of interest on an item. A two-axis gimbal holds the item and is controlled to adjust an angle of incidence and angle of approach of a line of sight of an imaging device with respect to the point of interest.

Infrared ink print testing for manufacturing

An assembly for testing an infrared (ir) ink print quality of an ir ink print area on an optical component includes a light source including an illuminated periphery and a dark interior, an ir camera having a field of view positioned to image the dark interior without imaging at least a portion of the illuminated periphery, and a component holder configured to hold the optical component between the ir camera and the light source such that ir light emitted from the portion of the illuminated periphery that illuminates the ir ink print area on the optical component is deflected into the field of view of the ir camera if the ir ink print area has defects but is not deflected into the field of view of the ir camera if the ir ink print area does not have defects.. .
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Ph distribution measurement in a porous material micro-structure method and apparatus

A method and apparatus for ph distribution measurement in a porous material micro-structure is disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of measurement of ph distribution within the micro-structure of a porous material, such as cell, plant, fiber or cellulose material, paper or cultural object of porous materials (next material) is disclosed.

Devices and methods for imaging biomolecules

The present disclosure provides devices and methods enabling the analysis of biomolecules. In some embodiments, the biomolecules may be dna, rna, protein, peptide, small molecule, catalyst, precursor, nucleotide, antibodies, or other biomolecules of interest..
Azure Biosystems, Inc.

Vegetation index calculation method and vegetation index calculation device

A vegetation index calculation method is a method for calculating a vegetation index indicating a vegetation state in an earth's surface using an imaging unit and a flight vehicle, and the vegetation index calculation method includes an illumination spectrum acquisition step of acquiring a spectrum of illumination light with which the earth's surface is irradiated and a reflection spectrum acquisition step of acquiring a reflection spectrum of the earth's surface by the illumination light. The vegetation index calculation method also includes a calibration step of calibrating the reflection spectrum using the illumination spectrum and a step of calculating the vegetation index of the earth's surface based on a calibrated spectrum obtained through the calibration step..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Method and inspection of corrosion and other defects through insulation

Detection of corrosion and other defects in piping is needed to prevent catastrophic pipeline failure. Sensors, systems and methods are provided to enable detection of such defects.
Jentek Sensors, Inc.

Spectral imaging method and system

A hyperspectral imaging system and method are presented for use in reconstruction of spectral data of an object. The system comprises: a pixel matrix of a detector; a tunable dispersive unit in front of the pixel matrix; and a control system.
Technology Innovation Momentum Fund (israel) Limited Partnership

Encoder, robot, and printer

An encoder includes a base portion, a rotation portion that is provided to be rotatable about a rotation axis with respect to the base portion, a mark that is disposed around the rotation axis on the rotation portion, an imaging element that is disposed in the base portion and images the marks, a storage portion that stores a reference image, and a determination portion that performs template matching on the mark imaged by the imaging element by using the reference image, so as to determine a rotation state of the rotation portion with respect to the base portion.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation

Spot shape detection apparatus

A spot shape detection apparatus for detecting the spot shape of a laser beam oscillated from a laser oscillator includes: a focusing leans for focusing the laser beam oscillated by the oscillator; a rotary body (mirror holder) in which a plurality of mirrors for reflecting the laser beam having passed through the focusing lens are disposed on concentric circles; a drive source (motor) for rotating the rotary body at a predetermined period; a beam splitter for branching return beams of the laser beam reflected by the plurality of mirrors of the rotary body; an imaging unit which is disposed in a direction in which the return beams are branched by the beam splitter and which images spot shapes of the return beams; and a display unit for displaying images obtained by imaging by the imaging unit, in relation with the plurality of mirrors.. .
Disco Corporation

Flexible wire led string lights for festivals, production method thereof, and apparatus made therefrom

A flexible wire led string lights for festivals, comprising: led luminous flexible wire string lights, a control chip and a power supply; the led luminous flexible wire string lights including a first conducting wire and a second conducting wire disposed axially in parallel, light welding positions provided on the corresponding position on the first and second conducting wires, a smd led being located between the first and second conducting wires; the light welding positions of the smd led, first conducting wire, and second conducting wire being wrapped by light-transmitting colloid; the flexible wire led string lights utilizing an optical imaging structure to project the pattern of the film using an optical lens imaging principle and to illuminate to the outside through the second one-sided convex lens.. .
Dong Guan Shi Photoelectric Technology Co., Ltd

Resin composition, manufacturing semiconductor device using resin composition, and solid-state imaging element

A resin composition comprising (a) an acrylic polymer, (b) a compound having at least one (meth)acryloyl group and (c) a polymerization initiator, in which the absolute value of refractive index difference between the component (a) an acrylic polymer and the component (b) having at least one (meth)acryloyl group at 100° c. Is 0.031 or less..
Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.

Driving assistance device

There is provided a driving assistance device configured to be equipped in a subject vehicle. An imaging unit is configured to acquire an image of a preceding vehicle running in front of the subject vehicle equipped with the driving assistance device.
Suzuki Motor Corporation

Detection apparatus, imaging apparatus, vehicle, and detection method

A detection apparatus includes an image acquisition interface and a controller. The image acquisition interface acquires captured images from an imaging apparatus that is installed in a vehicle and captures images of an area surrounding the vehicle.
Kyocera Corporation

Electric shaver with imaging capability

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

System and mounting a robotic arm in a surgical robotic system

Systems and methods for mounting a robotic arm for use in robotic-assisted surgery, including a mobile shuttle that includes a support member for mounting the robotic arm that extends at least partially over a gantry of an imaging device. Further embodiments include a mounting apparatus for mounting a robotic arm to a base or support column of an imaging device, to a patient table, to a floor or ceiling of a room, or to a cart that extends over the top surface of the patient table..
Gys Tech, Llc D/b/a Cardan Robotics

Gear mechanism assembly apparatus and assembly method

This apparatus has first and second imaging devices for imaging first and second gears; a robot having the first imaging device; and an image processing system for acquiring a fitting position of a second gear and a phase of a first gear by processing an image of the first imaging device, and for acquiring a phase of the second gear and a position of a gear shaft of the second gear by processing an image of the second imaging device. A gear mechanism is assembled by controlling the robot based on the information acquired by the image processing system so as to position the gear shaft of the second gear held by the hand to a fitting position of the second gear and also position the phase of the second gear to the phase of the first gear.
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

Key duplication machine

Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with a key duplication machine are described. In one embodiment, an assembly for duplicating a master key includes an optical imaging device, a logic, a clamping assembly, and a cutting member.
Hy-ko Products Company

Screen baseball system using camera sensor and method thereof

The present invention provides a screen baseball system including a camera module (400) for photographing a struck ball. The camera module (400) includes a pair of cameras (410) including a right camera (411) and a left camera (412), and captures a plurality of images including an image of a struck ball or captures a plurality of images of the struck ball in one image, wherein the longitudinal lengths of the imaging ranges (fl and fr) of the pair of cameras (410) are longer than the transverse lengths thereof and the central axes of the horizontal angles of view of the pair of cameras (41) are angled inward with respect to a parallel line facing the front side.
Realyagu Zone Co., Ltd.

Gantry image guided radiotherapy system and related treatment delivery methods

Imaging guided radiation treatment apparatus and methods are described. A method includes processing a first population of x-ray cone beam projection images to compute therefrom a time sequence of sliding-window tomographic image volumes characterized in that each subsequent member of the time sequence is computed using at least one same x-ray cone beam projection image as used in computing at least one previous member of the time sequence.
Accuray Incorporated

Self-alignment mechanism for imaging catheter and drive assembly

A self-aligning system for coupling a catheter to a rotational drive assembly includes a catheter and a drive assembly. The catheter includes an elongate catheter body, a rotatable driveshaft extending within the elongate catheter body, a connector at a proximal end of the elongate catheter body, and a keyed feature extending from an outer diameter of the connector.
Avinger, Inc.

Chelated psma inhibitors

Compounds as defined herein are provided which are useful in (1) diagnostic methods for detecting and/or identifying cells presenting psma; (2) compositions comprising a compound of the invention together with a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent; and (3) methods for imaging prostate cancer cells.. .
Cancer Targeted Technology

Macromolecular delivery systems for non-invasive imaging, evaluation and treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases

This invention relates to biotechnology, more particularly, to water-soluble polymeric delivery systems for the imaging, evaluation and/or treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Using modern mr imaging techniques, the specific accumulation of macromolecules in arthritic joints in adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats is demonstrated.
University Of Utah Research Foundation

Thermally stable ich imaging device

A cannula system and method for accessing a blood mass in the brain. The system comprises a cannula with a camera mounted on the proximal end of the cannula with a view into the cannula lumen and the surgical field below the lumen.
Rebound Therapeutics Corporation

Systems and methods for imaging biological tissue structures

Combined transducer arrays for imaging features of tissue include a transducer array configured for transmit-receive ultrasound imaging, and a transducer array configured for receive-only thermoacoustic imaging. The transmit-receive transducer array includes a plurality of transmit-receive array elements, and the receive-only transducer array includes a plurality of receive-only array elements.
Endra, Inc.

Sheer speed imaging using coherence

To increase the signal-to-noise ratio for displacements used to estimate the shear speed in patient tissue, constructive interference from multiple shear waves is used. By transmitting acoustic radiation force impulses focused at different locations, the resulting shear waves may constructively interfere within a region of interest.
Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

Ultrasound apparatus and method

A method for ultrasound imaging generates an interleaved ultrasound beam pattern that alternates transmission between a focused ultrasound signal and a plane wave ultrasound signal during a scan. Reflected signal data from the focused ultrasound signal is directed to a first signal processing path that executes delay/sum processing and generates successive lines of image data.
Carestream Health, Inc.

Transducer array device, cardiac conditions

Techniques of this disclosure are for a transducer array device, method and system. An ultrasound wrap for securing an array of piezoelectric transducers at a thoracic cavity anterior for echocardiology imaging, the ultrasound wrap including a transducer portion having an array of piezoelectric transducers mounted to an inner concave surface of a semi-rigid structure, and a securing portion extending from the transducer portion and comprising flexible material securely fitting around the thorax of a patient limiting the movement of the transducer portion..

Coherent spread-spectrum coded waveforms in synthetic aperture image formation

Techniques, systems, and devices are disclosed for synthetic aperture ultrasound imaging using spread-spectrum, wide instantaneous band, coherent, coded waveforms. In one aspect, a method includes synthesizing a composite waveform formed of a plurality of individual orthogonal coded waveforms that are mutually orthogonal to each other, correspond to different frequency bands and including a unique frequency with a corresponding phase; transmitting an acoustic wave based on the composite waveform toward a target from one or more transmitting positions; and receiving at one or more receiving positions acoustic energy returned from at least part of the target corresponding to the transmitted acoustic waveforms, in which the transmitting and receiving positions each include one or both of spatial positions of an array of transducer elements relative to the target and beam phase center positions of the array, and the transmitted acoustic waveforms and the returned acoustic waveforms produce an enlarged effective aperture..
Decision Sciences International Corporation

X-ray ct apparatus and imaging management apparatus

An x-ray ct apparatus according to the embodiment executes an imaging according to an imaging protocol including one or more image elements corresponding to an imaging type. The x-ray ct apparatus includes an x-ray source, an x-ray detector and processing circuitry.
Canon Medical Systems Corporation

X-ray imaging apparatus and control method thereof

The present disclosure provides an x-ray imaging apparatus and control method thereof, by which the user's hand is photographed and information about a thickness of a subject, information about a photographed spot or information about a photographing angle may be easily obtained from the photographed image. According to an aspect of an example embodiment, there is an x-ray imaging apparatus comprising an x-ray source configured to generate and irradiate an x-ray; a photographing device equipped in the x-ray source for capturing a camera image; and a controller configured to detect a plurality of indicators from the camera image, calculate a thickness of an x-raying portion of a subject based on a distance between the plurality of indicators, and controlling an x-ray irradiation condition based on the thickness of the x-raying portion..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

X-ray fluoroscopy and imaging apparatus

An x-ray fluoroscopic imaging apparatus includes: an image generation element that generates the fluoroscopic images of the subject; an image processing element that executes an image processing to superimpose a plurality of fluoroscopic images that the image generation element continuously generates, and generates and displays the image denoting the movement locus of the marker that denotes the location of a stent introduced inside a body of the subject; and a region-of-interest setting element that set up the region-of-interest includes the movement locus relative to the superimposed image, in which the fluoroscopic images are superimposed one another.. .
Shimadzu Corporation

Method for operating an x-ray device with enhanced depiction of a medical component

A method is provided for operating a medical imaging x-ray device. The method records an earlier individual image of a series of images of a patient using a recording facility.

Independently rotatable detector plate for medical imaging device

A real-time fluoroscopic imaging system includes a collimator and a detector which are rotationally movable independent of the support assembly, e.g., c-arm, to which they are mounted. Rotational movement of the collimator and the detector are coordinated such that the orientation of the detector with respect to the collimator does not change.
Hologic, Inc.

Radiation detecting device and medical imaging device

There is provided a configuration that allows implementation of both photon measurement and current measurement with practical measuring performance and circuit area, where a plurality of detector elements constituting one detector pixel are connected to photon measuring circuits on a one-to-one basis, thereby counting current pulse signals outputted from the detector elements, and a current measuring unit incorporates an integrator, an adder, and a sample-hold circuit provided for every detector pixel, and a converter for converting analogue signals to digital signals, one converter being provided for a plurality of detector pixels. The integrator integrates and the adder adds current pulse signals respectively outputted from the plurality of detector elements constituting one detector pixel, the sample-hold circuit integrates outputs from the adder, and the converter selectively converts analogue outputs from the integration circuit of any of the plurality of detector pixels..
Hitachi, Ltd.

X-ray imaging apparatus and control method thereof

The present disclosure provides an x-ray imaging apparatus and control method thereof, for guiding the user to intuitively recognize an actual dose of x-rays and select a proper dose, ultimately a condition for low dose of x-ray irradiation by providing the user with information about an actual x-ray dose to which an x-ray filter effect is reflected. In accordance with an aspect of the disclosure, an x-ray imaging apparatus includes: an x-ray source configured to generate and irradiate x-rays according to an x-ray irradiation condition including at least one of a tube voltage, a tube current, or a filter; a display configured to provide a graphic user interface to receive a choice about the x-ray irradiation condition; and a controller configured to obtain a parameter that represents a dose of radiation, to which an influence of the filter is reflected, based on the selected x-ray irradiation condition and control the display to display the parameter..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

Medical imaging apparatus and method

A medical device is used to image a body cavity using a plurality of axially and angularly spaced imaging sensors. Each imaging sensor generates an image that is distinct from one another due to distinct fields of vision.
Headwater Partners Ii Llc

Hand held devices for magnetic induction tomography

Apparatus, systems, and methods for magnetic induction tomography imaging using a hand held device are provided. More particularly, a magnetic induction tomography imaging system can include a hand held magnetic induction tomography device having a housing and at least one sensing unit.
Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.

Magnetic particle imaging devices and methods

A magnetic particle imaging device is provided. The device includes a magnetic field source configured to produce a magnetic field having a non-saturating magnetic field region, an excitation signal source configured to produce an excitation signal in the non-saturating magnetic field region that produces a detectable signal from magnetic particles in the non-saturating magnetic field region, and a signal processor configured to convert a detected signal into an image of the magnetic particles.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Apparatus and imaging and analyzing hemodynamics

The present invention images a heartbeat strength representing the strength of pulsations (beats) on a map as a new dynamics index different from the conventional waveform numerical value. A computation section according to the present invention obtains, from time-course changes of the blood flow map obtained as a result of computation of blood flow speed, a signal intensity at a fundamental frequency determined from time-series blood flow data within a predetermined region, and calculates a heartbeat strength which represents the strength of heartbeats on the basis of the signal intensity.
Softcare Co., Ltd.

Devices and methods for optical pathology

Currently most cancers, including breast cancers, are removed without any intraoperative margin control. Post-operative methods inspect 1-2% of the surgical margin and are prone to sampling errors.
The University Of Massachusetts

Head-mounted indirect opthalmoscope camera

The present invention is directed to an indirect ophthalmoscopic system for imaging of the ocular fundus including a headband configured to hold a digital imaging device and a plus eyepiece lens in front of an eye of the examiner, with the plus eyepiece lens positioned in between the digital imaging device and the examiner's eye, such that the examiner is focused upon the display of the digital imaging device. The aperture of the digital imaging device receives light reflected from the ocular fundus of the patient's eye, emanating from the patient's pupil.
The Johns Hopkins University

Method for classifying the cataract of an eye

A method for classifying a cataract of an eye to determine parameters for pre-setting phaco-treatment instruments. Oct-based measurements are realized.
Carl Zeiss Meditec Ag

Teledyne Dalsa B.v.

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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Component mounting device

A component mounting device includes a controller that controls an imaging unit to image a predetermined region during a period from a time point at which a head finishes mounting a component at a mounting position to a time point at which the head completes upward movement from the mounting position, and acquires information about a height of the mounting position based on an imaging result of the predetermined region imaged by the imaging unit. The controller further determines whether or not the component has been successfully mounted at the mounting position based on the acquired information about the height of the mounting position..
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha

Time-of-flight depth sensing for eye tracking

A head-mounted display (hmd) includes an eye tracking system that determines user's eye tracking information based on depth information derived from time-of-flight methods. The eye tracking system includes an illumination source, an imaging device and a controller.
Oculus Vr, Llc

Plenoptic imaging device

A plenoptic imaging device includes an image multiplier for obtaining a multitude of optical images of an object or scene; and a diffuser screen. The image multiplier may be a kaleidoscope.
Max-planck-gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Wissenschaften E.v.

Methods and providing a frame packing arrangement for panoramic content

Apparatus and methods for providing a frame packing arrangement for the encoding/decoding of, for example, panoramic content. In one embodiment, an encoder apparatus is disclosed.
Gopro, Inc.

Multiview camera

A multiview camera and multiview imaging system provide a plurality of different cropped images corresponding to a virtual screen located in a scene. The multiview camera includes a plurality of cameras configured to capture different images of a scene that have an overlapping portion in common.
Leia Inc.

Multi-camera stereoscopic dynamic imaging systems and methods of capturing stereoscopic dynamic images

Aspects of present disclosure relates to multi-camera stereoscopic dynamic imaging systems and methods of capturing stereoscopic dynamic images. In certain embodiments, the multi-camera stereoscopic dynamic imaging system includes: a first camera assembly, a second camera assembly optically coupled to the first camera assembly via an optical medium, a stereoscopic dynamic imaging system, and a stereoscopic dynamic image display device.

Dual-camera stereoscopic dynamic imaging systems and methods of capturing stereoscopic dynamic images

Aspects of present disclosure relates to dual camera stereoscopic dynamic imaging systems and methods of capturing stereoscopic dynamic images. In certain embodiments, a dual camera stereoscopic dynamic imaging system includes: a first camera assembly, a second camera assembly optically coupled to the first camera assembly via an optical medium to form four optical paths, a stereoscopic dynamic imaging system, and a stereoscopic dynamic image display device.

Imaging system having dual image sensors

An imaging system for capturing an image of an object comprises a first lens, a dichroic beam splitter, which transmits light of a color band and reflects light of all colors outside the color band, a first image sensor for capturing an image formed by the transmitted light in the color band, a second image sensor for capturing an image formed by the reflected light outside the color band. The first image sensor is a monochrome image sensor and the second image sensor is a color image sensor having a color filter array disposed on pixels of the second image sensor.
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.

Image display system and image display method

In an image display system for viewing, by a user in a first space, an image of a second space remote from the first space, image data indicating an image acquired by an imaging device placed in the second space is received from the imaging device. A partial image of the image indicated by the received image data is displayed on a display screen in the first space, the partial image having a display size corresponding to the size of the display screen.
Sony Corporation

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

A solid-state imaging device having a pixel portion in which a plurality of pixels each including a photodiode are arranged in rows and columns, a reading part for reading pixel signals from the pixel portion, and a key generation part which generates a unique key by using, as the key generation-use data, at least one of fluctuation information of pixels and fluctuation information of the reading part, wherein the key generation part includes a tamper resistance enhancement processing part for processing the key generation-use data to enhance the tamper resistance making it difficult to break the unique key as tamper resistance enhancement processing. Due to this, a unique key having a high confidentiality can be generated.
The Ritsumeikan Trust

Image sensor, imaging apparatus and live body imaging apparatus

There is provided an image sensor including a pixel unit, the pixel unit including a photodiode, a first color filter and a second color filter each disposed in a different position on a plane above the photodiode, and a first on-chip lens disposed over the first color filter and a second on-chip lens disposed over the second color filter.. .
Sony Corporation

Imaging device and camera system

An imaging device includes: a first imaging cell including a first photoelectric converter that generates a first signal by photoelectric conversion, and a first signal processing circuit that is electrically connected to the first photoelectric converter and detects the first signal; and a second imaging cell including a second photoelectric converter that generates a second signal by photoelectric conversion, and a second signal processing circuit that is electrically connected to the second photoelectric converter and detects the second signal. Sensitivity of the first imaging cell is higher than sensitivity of the second imaging cell.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging apparatus and information processing system

The present disclosure relates to an imaging apparatus and an information processing system capable of decreasing the amount of data of a video or the like transmitted through a network and suppressing power consumption of the imaging apparatus. An imaging apparatus which is a first aspect of the present disclosure includes: an image sensor that includes an imaging surface in which many pixels are arranged vertically and horizontally; a pixel control unit that controls the image sensor, selects a pixel corresponding to a sampling function among pixels configuring a block by applying the sampling function for each block acquired by partitioning the imaging surface of the image sensor into a plurality of blocks, and outputs a sampling signal based on a pixel value of the selected pixel; and a reduced image generating unit that generates a reduced image on the basis of the sampling signal for each block output from the image sensor..
Sony Corporation

High dynamic range radiometric thermal video over low bitrate interface

Various embodiments of the present disclosure may include an imaging system that allows for the transfer of high dynamic range (hdr) radiometric thermal images over a low bitrate interface. The image system may capture hdr images and output the hdr images over a communications interface to be processed.
Flir Systems, Inc.

Multi-camera dynamic imaging systems and methods of capturing dynamic images

Aspects of present disclosure relates to multi-camera dynamic imaging systems and methods of capturing dynamic images. Multi-camera dynamic imaging system includes multiple cameras and a dynamic imaging system.

Single camera dynamic imaging systems and methods of capturing dynamic images

Aspects of present disclosure relates to single camera dynamic imaging systems and methods of capturing dynamic images. The single camera dynamic imaging system includes a camera, and a dynamic imaging system.

Apparatus and methods for the storage of overlapping regions of imaging data for the generation of optimized stitched images

Apparatus and methods for stitching images, or re-stitching previously stitched images. Specifically, the disclosed systems in one implementation save stitching information and/or original overlap source data during an original stitching process.
Gopro, Inc.

Capturing and viewing private photos and videos

In one example, a camera includes an imaging sensor to translate light into a digital image, a storage device to save the digital image in a digital format, and a privacy module. The privacy module is configured to set a privacy setting of the newly-captured digital image to indicate that the newly-captured digital image is a private digital image based at least on the privacy module being set to a privacy mode and to set the privacy setting to indicate that the newly-captured digital image is a non-private digital image based at least on the privacy module not being set to the privacy mode.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Imaging apparatus and imaging method

Provided are an imaging apparatus and an imaging method capable of relatively accurately focusing on a main object in a relatively short time. A movement region (40) of a main object oa is imaged in a camera apparatus a and a different camera apparatus b.
Fujifilm Corporation

Focus detection apparatus and method, and image capturing apparatus

A focus detection apparatus that performs phase difference focus detection based on signals of a plurality of colors obtained from an image sensor, which is covered by color filters of the plurality of colors, that performs photoelectric conversion on light incident on the image sensor via an imaging optical system and outputs electric signals, the apparatus comprising: an acquisition unit that acquires an addition coefficient indicating weights to be applied to the signals of the plurality of colors on the basis of characteristic of chromatic aberration of magnification of the imaging optical system; a generation unit that generates a pair of focus detection signals by performing weighted addition on the signals of the plurality of colors using the addition coefficient; and a detection unit that detects an image shift amount between the pair of focus detection signals.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Imaging device and image processing method

In a method for determining upper and lower limit values for a target brightness when image contrast is extended, an upper and lower limit value search processing unit establishes two adjacent areas in accordance with brightness of a grayscale histogram, and, while scanning the positions of those areas, compares the frequency of those areas to a threshold, and if one frequency value is greater than or equal to the threshold value and the other frequency value is lower than the threshold, performs upper and lower limit value search processing wherein a brightness value at the boundary of the two areas is determined as an upper or lower limit value. Thresholds for upper and lower limit value search start position and frequency are established based on the shape of the grayscale histogram of an image to be processed.
Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.

Imaging apparatus

An imaging apparatus is provided with an imager configured to image surroundings of a moving body, and configured to obtain a surrounding image; a position detector configured to detect a position of the moving body; a map device configured to store therein road map information; a setting device configured to estimate an area corresponding to a road in the obtained surrounding image on the basis of the detected position and the road map information, and configured to set a photometric area including, at least a part of the estimated area; a calculator configured to calculate an exposure condition of said, in on the basis of image information in the set photometric area in the obtained surrounding image; and a controller programmed to control said imager on the basis of the calculated, exposure condition.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

Mounting device, image processing method, and imaging unit

Mounting device 11 captures an image of reference mark 25 at a first position at which mounting head 22 is stopped under first imaging conditions, and captures an image of component 60 under second imaging conditions. Then, mounting device 11 moves mounting head 22 and captures an image of reference mark 25 at a second position at which mounting head 22 is stopped under the first imaging conditions, and captures a second image of component 60 under the second imaging conditions.
Fuji Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.

Optical scanning device, imaging device, and distance measurement device

An optical scanning device for displaying or capturing an image is used, the device including: an optical scanning unit configured to scan emitted light while drawing a spiral trajectory, wherein the unit includes: a light guide path configured to guide incident light to output the emitted light from an emission end; and a vibration unit configured to vibrate the emission end; a light emission control unit configured to control light emission of the emitted light; a polar coordinate generation unit configured to generate a radius and a deflection angle relating to the spiral trajectory; a driving signal generation unit configured to generate a driving signal for driving the vibration unit; an angle correction unit configured to perform calculation for correcting an angle based on information from the driving signal generation unit and output an corrected angle; and a coordinate calculation unit configured to calculate coordinates of an image.. .
Hitachi, Ltd.

Imaging apparatus, controlling the same, and imaging system

An imaging apparatus includes a usb connector compliant with a usb standard, and is configured to be electrically connectable to a device including an adaptor apparatus via the usb connector. The imaging apparatus includes a system control circuit that detects whether the adaptor apparatus is electrically connected via the usb connector, and a switch that performs processing for changing a signal group to be assigned to terminals of the usb connector, according to a result of detection by the system control circuit..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Customized contextual media content item generation

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by determining topics of electronic communications between users and generating customized media content items based on such topics. The media content can be generated for a variety of topics and shared with other users.
Snap Inc.

Optoelectronic modules and methods for manufacturing the same

Optoelectronic modules, such as imaging cameras, proximity sensors, range cameras, structured-light/pattern generators, and image projectors, and methods for their manufacture, are disclosed. The optoelectronic modules exhibit particularly small dimensions.
Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.

Imaging element, image sensor, imaging apparatus, and information processing apparatus

In an imaging element 28, a first light detecting layer 12 includes organic photoelectric conversion films 38a and 38b oriented in a prescribed axial direction so that it detects a polarized component of incident light which is directed parallel to the orientation axis. The first light detecting layer 12 also has an organic photoelectric conversion film oriented in another axial direction which is arranged in a prescribed pattern on a two-dimensional plane.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

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

There is provided solid-state imaging devices and methods of forming the same, the solid-state imaging devices including: a semiconductor substrate; a glass substrate; an adhesion layer provided between the semiconductor substrate and the glass substrate; and a warpage correction film provided adjacent to one of the semiconductor substrate and the glass substrate.. .
Sony Corporation

Semiconductor device, solid-state imaging device with tantalum oxide layer formed by diffusing a material of an electrode of necessity or a counter electrode

A semiconductor device including a semiconductor layer that includes an active region, semiconductor elements that are formed using the active region, connection regions that are obtained by metalizing parts of the semiconductor layer in an island shape isolated from the active region, an insulation film that is formed to cover one main surface side of the semiconductor layer, electrodes that are disposed to face the semiconductor elements and the connection regions via the insulation film, and contacts that penetrate through the insulation film to be selectively formed in portions according to necessity among portions that connect the semiconductor elements or the connection regions to the electrodes.. .
Sony Corporation

Solid state imaging device for reducing dark current, manufacturing the same, and imaging apparatus

A solid state imaging device having a light sensing section that performs photoelectric conversion of incident light includes: an insulating layer formed on a light receiving surface of the light sensing section; a layer having negative electric charges formed on the insulating layer; and a hole accumulation layer formed on the light receiving surface of the light sensing section.. .
Sony Corporation

Image sensor, an imaging device, an imaging system and a spectral imaging

The present invention relates to an image sensor for spectral imaging, said image sensor comprising: an array of light-detecting elements; and at least one filter arrangement being arranged on the array for defining a plurality of separate sensor blocks comprising at least: a first mosaic block associated with a first mosaic filter and comprising a first plurality of rows of the array to acquire a first sub-image in two spatial dimensions, wherein image points in the first sub-image has a spectral resolution defined by unique wavelength bands detected in sub-groups of the light-detecting elements; and a second block comprising a second plurality of rows of the array to acquire a second sub-image in two spatial dimensions wherein each image point in the second sub-image corresponds to a single light-detecting element.. .
Imec Vzw

Plasma parameters and skew characterization by high speed imaging

Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and an apparatus for monitoring plasma behavior inside a plasma processing chamber. In one example, a method for monitoring plasma behavior includes acquiring at least one image of a plasma, and determining a plasma parameter based on the at least one image..
Applied Materials, Inc.

Statistical analysis in x-ray imaging

Using these values s and σ2s to produce a map of mean x-ray photon energy e per pixel.. .

Scattered radiation grid with an amorphous material and its use in a scattered radiation grid

A scattered radiation grid for an x-ray imaging is disclosed. In an embodiment, the scattered radiation grid includes alternately arranged layers permeable to x-ray radiation and absorbing x-ray radiation.
Siemens Healthcare Gmbh

Method and generating medical data transmitted and received between equipments related to medical imaging

A method of generating medical data includes: determining a manipulation type based on an order of generating at least one medical image; selecting a first subject and a second subject from among a plurality of medical systems, based on the determined manipulation type; and generating link data for linking first medical data generated by the first subject with second medical data generated by the second subject.. .
Irm Inc.

High visibility overlay systems and methods

A highly visible overlay system may include a display system and contrasting visible element configuration components configured to define contrasting visible elements. An imaging component is configured to capture an image of a target scene for display.
Flir Systems, Inc.

Free-breathing and self-navigated mri deformable motion derivation

Systems and methods for producing motion-corrected mr images that include an mri scanner with a plurality of coils in which the plurality of coils is configured to detect a plurality of mr imaging datasets are provided. Each mr imaging dataset includes a plurality of mr signals detected by one coil of the plurality of coils.
Washington University

Image processing apparatus and image processing method

According to an embodiment, an image processing apparatus includes a matching unit configured to perform stereo matching processing on two images obtained through imaging using two cameras, an error map creating unit configured to create an error map indicating a displacement amount of the two images in a direction orthogonal to a search line for the two images subjected to the stereo matching processing, and a parallelization parameter error determining unit configured to determine whether or not there is an error of rectification which parallelizes the two images, based on the error map.. .
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Subject tracking systems for a movable imaging system

A method is provided for controlling a movable imaging assembly having a movable platform and an imaging device coupled to and movable relative to the movable platform. The method includes receiving user inputs that define an mia position relative to a target and a frame position of the target within image frames captured by the imaging device.
Gopro, Inc.

System and methods for determining a brain condition of a patient subject to multiple disease states

System and methods for identifying a brain condition of a patient subject to a plurality of disease states are provided, in some aspects, the method includes receiving imaging data associated with a patient's brain acquired using an imaging system, and constructing a classifier having signatures corresponding to a plurality of disease states. The method also includes applying the classifier to the imaging data to determine a degree to which the patient expresses at least one of the plurality of disease states, and determining a brain condition of the patient using the determined degree.
Adm Diagnostics, Llc

Dynamic image processing system

A dynamic image processing system including a hardware processor that extracts a heart region from a chest dynamic image which is obtained by radiation imaging of a dynamic state at a chest, extracts a density waveform for each pixel in the extracted heart region, determines an extraction target candidate region of blood flow information based on the extracted density waveform for each pixel, and sets an extraction target region of the blood flow information in the determined extraction target candidate region of the blood flow information.. .
Konica Minolta, Inc.

Medical evaluation machine learning workflows and processes

Systems and methods for processing electronic imaging data obtained from medical imaging procedures are disclosed herein. Some embodiments relate to data processing mechanisms for medical imaging and diagnostic workflows involving the use of machine learning techniques such as deep learning, artificial neural networks, and related algorithms that perform machine recognition of specific features and conditions in imaging data.
Virtual Radiologic Corporation

Impage processing device and image processing program

An image processing element 4 (image processing apparatus) of the present invention, the benchmark value calculation element 41 calculates a benchmark value indicating the unevenness level of the brightness value from the brightness distribution in the proximity of pixels and the area-dividing element 43 sets up the enhancement level (property of the filter or intensity of the filter) corresponding to the unevenness level of the benchmark value per se every divided divided-area, so that an adjustment corresponding to the level of the brightness value is unnecessary and the enhancement processing can be executed in high-accuracy from a low-brightness portion to a high-brightness portion. In addition, no setting depending on the brightness value is mandatory, so that a fine setting and a fine adjustment prior to imaging is unnecessary and a highly-accurate processing can be executed securely even when the imaging environment and an imaging condition change..
Shimadzu Corporation

Image processing device, image processing method, and program

The present invention provides an image processing device, an image processing method, and a program capable of suppressing the calculation load of processing of enhancing mutually different resolutions for each of a sagittal direction and a tangential direction of a lens. In the aspect of the present invention, the image processing device 35 includes: an image acquisition section 40 that acquires a first image which is acquired from an imaging element by imaging a subject image using an optical system; a second image generation section 41 that generates a second image which is developed as a panorama by performing polar coordinate transformation on the first image acquired by the image acquisition section; and a resolution enhancement processing section 42 that performs resolution enhancement processing on the second image asymmetrically in a horizontal direction and a vertical direction of the second image..
Fujifilm Corporation

X-ray imaging device for an object

The invention relates to an x-ray imaging device (10) for an object, an x-ray imaging system (100) for an object, an x-ray imaging method for an object, and a computer program element for controlling such device or system and a computer readable medium having stored such computer program element. The x-ray imaging device (10) comprises a receiving unit (11) and a processing unit (12).
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Method for providing product information and support services

A method for providing product information and support services is performed by: providing a medical imaging equipment with a qr code and identification data, manufacturer accounts, a user account, a secure server for managing the manufacturer accounts and the user account and a portable computing device with a qr code scanner; communicably linking the user account to the secure server through the portable computing device; receiving the identification data by scanning the qr code with the qr code scanner; comparing the identification data to the manufacturer accounts in order to identify a matching manufacturer account associated with the medical imaging equipment; communicably linking the user account and the matching manufacturer account through the secure server; generating a viewable profile for the medical imaging equipment on the secure server; and enabling the user account or the matching manufacturer account to update the viewable profile with a notification or a log.. .

Image forming system

An image forming system includes an image forming apparatus and a mobile terminal. The image forming apparatus forms an image on paper.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Method and medication identification

A system and method for recognizing a medication are provided. The method includes the steps of presenting a medication to a medication identification apparatus, the medication identification apparatus adapted to visually image the presented medication and visually imaging the presented medication.
Aic Innovations Group, Inc.

Key blank identification system with groove scanning

A key identification system is provided. The key identification system comprises an imaging system to capture an image of a master key, and a logic to analyze the captured image.
Hy-ko Products Company

Tailored illumination profile for articulated hand tracking

Disclosed are a device and a method of hand tracking based on a tailored illumination profile. In some embodiments, the hand tracking device includes an illumination module, an imaging sensor and a processor.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Method and device of determining position of target, tracking device and tracking system

A method for determining position of a target includes determining at least two measurement points of the target, obtaining vector data of at least two direction vectors based on an imaging position of the target on an imaging system and parameter data of the imaging system, and determining a distance between the target and the imaging system according to the vector data and a current vertical height of the imaging system. Each of the at least two direction vectors is a vector from the imaging system to a corresponding one of the at least two measurement points..
Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.

Method for safe control of gas delivery to an electron microscope sample holder

System and method for safely controlling the containment of gas within a manifold system and the delivery of gas to a sample holder for an electron microscope for imaging and analysis.. .
Protochips, Inc.

Lithographic apparatus, device manufacturing method and associated data processing apparatus and computer program product

A lithographic apparatus includes a number of sensors for measuring positions of features on a substrate prior to applying a pattern. Each sensor includes an imaging optical system.
Asml Netherlands B.v.

Lens barrel and imaging device

A lens barrel includes an imaging optical system, a diaphragm operation ring, and click-stop mechanisms. The click-stop mechanism includes a first spherical body, first fitting portions, and a first biasing member.
Fujifilm Corporation

Display device and display method

A display device and a display method are provided. The display device includes a display assembly and a refractive component.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Phase microscopy system and method

A phase microscopy system and method are provided in the present disclosure. The system includes: an optical source, configured to generate collimated light; an object arrangement component, configured to provide a mask and a sample; a microscopic imaging component, including a microscope and a sensor, the microscope being configured to project light that passes successively through the mask and the sample into the sensor to capture an image; and a control component, configured to reconstruct phase information of the sample based on the image through both the sample and the mash and a pre-stored reference image of the mask, in which the pre-stored reference image is pre-acquired by the phase microscopy system without providing the sample under a same light condition.
Tsinghua University

Autofocus imaging

The present invention relates to the field of digital pathology and in particular to whole slide scanners. Autofocus imaging can be performed by sampling a first number of pixels of an image sensor and sampling a second number of pixels of the image sensor, wherein the second number is between one quarter and three quarters of the first number.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.

Rapid three-dimensional multispectral microscopic imaging system

An imaging system is provided, which includes: a microscope; a field diaphragm; a one-dimensional beam-splitting grating, configured to duplicate a beam after passing through the first 4f system into beams with different angles; a phase modulation component, configured to perform different phase modulations to the beams with different angles respectively; a blazed grating, configured to perform dispersion to the beams with different angles passing through the phase modulation component at a dimension orthogonal to the beam-splitting grating; a micro lens array, configured to make the beams with different angles passing through the blazed grating to map to different locations on a back focal plane of the micro lens array; an image sensor, configured to image the back focal plane of the micro lens array. The system may recover three-dimensional information and multispectral information of the sample simultaneously from a single image..
Tsinghua University

Light sheet microscope for simultaneously imaging a plurality of object planes

A light sheet microscope for simultaneous imaging of several object planes illuminated by a light sheet includes a camera and a detection optic defining a detection light beam between the light sheet and the camera. The object planes are arranged around the focal plane of the detection optic.
Leica Microsystems Cms Gmbh

Terahertz-gigahertz fisheye lens system

Terahertz-gigahertz fisheye lens systems that may be implemented in or attached to many gigahertz/terahertz systems (such as imaging or security system) are proposed. Each proposed terahertz-gigahertz fisheye lens system includes three lens elements in which combined provides a fov of about 160°.
Archit Lens Technology Inc.

Imaging optical lens system, image capturing unit and electronic device

An imaging optical lens system 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 has negative refractive power.
Largan Precision Co.,ltd.

Image capturing lens assembly, imaging apparatus and electronic device

A image capturing lens assembly includes six lens elements, the six lens elements being, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens element with positive refractive power having an object-side surface being convex thereof; a second lens element having negative refractive power; a third lens element; a fourth lens element; a fifth lens element with positive refractive power having an object-side surface being convex and an image-side surface being convex thereof; and a sixth lens element having an image-side surface being concave in a paraxial region thereof, the image-side surface having at least one convex critical point in an off-axial region thereof, and an object-side surface and the image-side surface being aspheric.. .
Largan Precision Co., Ltd.

Optical imaging lens

Present embodiments provide for optical imaging lenses. An optical imaging lens may comprise six lens elements positioned sequentially from an object side to an image side.
Genius Electronic Optical Co., Ltd.

Lens barrel and imaging device

A lens barrel includes a lens barrel body, an imaging optical system, a focus ring, a diaphragm operation ring, and a sensor. The sensor includes a code board and first and second contact brushes.
Fujifilm Corporation

Methods for interpreting nmr data

Methods for improved interpretation of nmr data acquired from industrial samples by simultaneously detecting more than one resonant nucleus without removing the sample from the sensitive volume of the nmr magnet or radio frequency probe are disclosed. In other aspects, the present disclosure provides methods for robust imaging/analysis of spatial distribution of different fluids (e.g., 1h, 23na, 19f) within a core or reservoir rock.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Method and article for evaluating mud effect in imaging tool measurement

Method and articles for evaluating mud effect in imaging tool measurements are described. In an example, the method includes taking a plurality of measurements with a sensor positioned down a borehole, the sensor offset from a wall of the formation by a layer of mud, each measurement having an associated azimuth angle and depth.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

Interferometric microseismic imaging methods and apparatus

Methods and apparatus for interferometric seismic imaging and creation of a high-resolution three-dimensional seismic volume in proximity to a wellbore are described. In contrast to current methods that deliver positions of microseismic events using a small fraction of the microseismic wavefield, the present invention provides for the analysis of a full microseismic wavefield.
Optasense, Inc.

Methods and systems for adaptive scatter estimation

Methods and systems are provided for scatter correction in positron emission tomography (pet) imaging. In one embodiment, a method comprises performing an emission scan to acquire emission data, identifying outliers in a tail region of the emission data, discarding a portion of the outliers from the emission data, calculating a linear fit to remaining emission data in the tail region, and correcting the emission data based on the linear fit.
General Electric Company

X-ray imaging system, x-ray sensor, and manufacturing an x-ray sensor

According to the invention, the combination of a lower saturation dose and obtaining a plurality of image frames during a single exposure, can be used to form a final x-ray image having an improved dynamic range.. .

Low noise imaging detector and a manufacturing the same

An imaging detector, an imaging system having the imaging detector, and a method for manufacturing the imaging detector are disclosed. The imaging detector includes a substrate, a plurality of thin film transistors (tfts) disposed on the substrate, a data line disposed on the substrate electr