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US-8,068,688 Device and method for estimating defocus blur size in an image
A method for estimating a defocus blur size (520) in a defocused blurred input image (14) includes the steps of removing at least a portion of any content...
US-8,068,687 Object recognizing apparatus and method
An object is identified by detecting an object area image of an object to be recognized from a degraded image, converting the object area image to a frequency...
US-8,068,686 Image recording apparatus, image recording method, image processing apparatus, image processing method and...
An image recording apparatus includes an imaging section which images a subject to obtain imaging data. An image quality information acquiring section acquires...
US-8,068,685 Method for resizing images using integer DCT coefficients
The present invention relates to a method of converting the size of an image, i.e., resolution of an image, and more specifically, to a method of reducing or...
US-8,068,684 Compression of digital images of scanned documents
A first aspect of the invention relates to a method for creating a binary mask image from an a inputted digital image of a scanned document, comprising the...
US-8,068,683 Video/audio transmission and display
The invention presents new methods of compression, transmission, and decompression of video signals providing increased speed and image quality and for...
US-8,068,682 Generating output pixels of an output image from one or more input images using a set of motion vectors having...
An image processing apparatus in which output pixels of an output image are generated from one or more input images using motion vectors having a sub-pixel...
US-8,068,681 Method and system for pipelined processing in an integrated embedded image and video accelerator
A method and system for pipelined processing in an integrated embedded image and video accelerator is described. Aspects of a system for pipelined processing in...
US-8,068,680 Processing methods for coded aperture imaging
The present invention relates to processing of coded aperture images. Multiple frames of data acquired by the coded aperture imaging system, each with a...
US-8,068,679 Audio and video signal processing
The present disclosure related generally to audio and video signal processing. Various arrangements are disclosed. One method recites: (a) obtaining data...
US-8,068,678 Electronic apparatus and image processing method
According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a grouping module, an attribute determination module, a grouping attribute setting module, a group...
US-8,068,677 System and method for hierarchical image processing
Video processing in general and image processing in particular is a very complex process. This is more so when the analysis is required to extract information...
US-8,068,676 Intelligent fashion exploration based on clothes recognition
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for recognizing and classifying clothes. During operation, the system captures at least one image of a...
US-8,068,675 Devices and methods for identifying and monitoring changes of a suspect area of a patient
A device for acquiring first and subsequent images of a suspect area on a patient and methods for monitoring or detecting changes of the suspect area over time...
US-8,068,674 UPC substitution fraud prevention
A system and method for detecting fraudulent identification tags, such as Universal Product Codes (UPC) applied to goods to be purchased is disclosed. Images of...
US-8,068,673 Rapid and high precision centroiding method and system for spots image
The disclosure relates to a rapid and high precision centroiding method for spots image comprising the following steps. First, the method requires convoluting...
US-8,068,672 Image processing apparatus and method, data recording medium, program recording medium, and program therefor
An image processing apparatus includes a feature value extractor configured to extract a feature value from an image; a setting unit configured to set setting...
US-8,068,671 Optical character readers for reading characters printed on wires or wire sleeves
A scanning system for scanning a wire to determine the characters provided on the wire.
US-8,068,670 Image analysis of biological objects
Systems and methods are described for performing image analysis. A computer-implemented method for analyzing images may include quantitatively analyzing image...
US-8,068,669 Text and graphic separation method and text enhancement method
The present invention provides a text and graphic separation method and a text enhancement method. The text and graphic separation method is used for separating...
US-8,068,668 Device and method for estimating if an image is blurred
A method for estimating if an image (14) is either blurred or sharp includes the steps of (i) determining an image gradient histogram distribution (410) of at...
US-8,068,667 Systems and methods for color data compression
Systems and methods are provided for reducing data size of at least one bitmap image comprising at least one block, wherein the block comprises a plurality of...
US-8,068,666 Method for reading test strips
There is provided a method for identifying the color intensities of red lines on a white test strip. The method comprises the following steps: (A) attaching the...
US-8,068,665 3D-image processing apparatus, 3D-image processing method, storage medium, and program
A 3D-image processing apparatus includes a storage unit which stores data of a first 3D image together with data of a second 3D image as a combining target with...
US-8,068,664 Component sensor for pick and place machine using improved shadow imaging
A method of sensing a component held by a nozzle of a pick and place machine is provided. The method includes engaging a source of illumination and recording a...
US-8,068,663 Simulation method of optical image intensity distribution, program, and method of manufacturing semiconductor...
The intensity distribution of an optical image in a resist film is calculated (S1); the intensity distribution of the optical image is transformed through a...
US-8,068,662 Method and system for determining a defect during charged particle beam inspection of a sample
A method for determining a defect during charged particle beam inspection of a sample locates at least one examination region within a charged particle...
US-8,068,661 LED inspection apparatus and LED inspection method using the same
Disclosed are a light emitting diode (LED) inspection apparatus, which can determine whether an LED has a defect such as leakage current, without making...
US-8,068,660 Characterizing vision systems
System and method for characterizing vision systems. A multi-dimensional condition space is provided, each dimension representing a respective condition axis,...
US-8,068,659 Method and system for determining cumulative foreign object characteristics during fabrication of a composite...
Method and system for determining cumulative foreign object characteristics during fabrication of a composite structure. Images of sequential segments of a...
US-8,068,658 Evaluation method for two-dimensional fluoroscopy images of an examination object with time-coded display of...
A computer receives a plurality of two-dimensional fluoroscopy images of an examination object, capture time points and projection parameters and combines the...
US-8,068,657 Method of microcalcification detection in mammography
A method of microcalcification detection in a digital mammographic image identifies one or more potential microcalcification sites in the mammographic image...
US-8,068,656 X-ray inspection apparatus
An x-ray inspection apparatus includes a sample image obtaining unit, an ideal curve generating unit, a curve adjustment unit, and a mass estimation unit as a...
US-8,068,655 Method and system for vessel enhancement and artifact reduction in TOF MR angiography of brain
A method and system for vessel enhancement and artifact reduction in a 3D time-of-flight (TOF) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography brain image. An ...
US-8,068,654 Method and system for detection and registration of 3D objects using incremental parameter learning
A method and system for detecting 3D objects in images is disclosed. In particular, a method and system for Ileo-Cecal Valve detection in 3D computed tomography...
US-8,068,653 Method and system for second bend plane detection of ear canal surfaces
A method and system for detecting the second bend plane of an ear canal surface is disclosed. A region of interest of the ear canal is defined between the first...
US-8,068,652 Semi-automated registration of data based on a hierarchical mesh
A registration image is aligned or registered with a reference image by user interaction. The registration image is segmented into a hierarchy of elements...
US-8,068,651 Medical imaging diagnosis apparatus
The medical imaging diagnosis apparatus includes: a region-of-interest setting unit configured to acquire an image of an examination target region in the body...
US-8,068,650 Lesion quantification and tracking using multiple modalities
A method for lesion detection includes acquiring pre-therapy medical image data from a first modality. Post-therapy medical image data is acquired from a second...
US-8,068,649 Method and apparatus for transforming coordinate systems in a telemanipulation system
In a telemanipulation system for manipulating objects located in a workspace at a remote worksite by an operator from an operator's station, such as in a remote...
US-8,068,648 Method and system for registering a bone of a patient with a computer assisted orthopaedic surgery system
A method and system for registering a bone of a patient with a computer assisted orthopaedic surgery system includes retrieving an image of the bone having...
US-8,068,647 Method and apparatus for real-time motion correction for ultrasound spatial compound imaging
Certain embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for real-time motion correction in compound ultrasound imaging. Certain embodiments...
US-8,068,646 System and method for implementing algorithmic correction of image distortion within a fingerprint imaging system
A software implemented system for algorithmic correction of systematic image distortions within fingerprint imaging systems. The system may implement a three...
US-8,068,645 Apparatus, method, and program for image processing
In order to cause a structure such as a human face in an image to become unidentifiable while causing the image to have a natural finish, a parameter...
US-8,068,644 System for seeing using auditory feedback
The invention is a system whereby a video image can be converted into an audio signal. A portable apparatus is described which allows a visually blind person to...
US-8,068,643 Method and apparatus for capturing, geolocating and measuring oblique images
A computerized system for displaying and making measurements based upon captured oblique images. The system includes a computer system executing image display...
US-8,068,642 System and method for remotely monitoring and/or viewing images from a camera or video device
A system and method are provided for remotely monitoring images from an image capturing device. Image data from an image capturing component is received where...
US-8,068,641 Interaction interface for controlling an application
Image sequences are accessed, the sequences each taken, from a different perspective, of a portion of a radiation region defined by projected electromagnetic...
US-8,068,640 Method for detecting image regions that are conspicuous in terms of the movement in them; apparatus and...
Video surveillance systems are used for monitoring such areas as streets, railroad stations, industrial plants, buildings, or squares with video cameras, and on...
US-8,068,639 Image pickup apparatus, control method therefor, and computer program for detecting image blur according to...
An image pickup apparatus includes: a face detection section configured to detect a face area from an image obtained by the image pickup apparatus; and a...
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