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US-8,160,415 High power fiber laser system with high quality beam
A high power fiber laser system has a combiner configured of a plurality of single mode (SM) fibers which are fused together so as to define an output end of...
US-8,160,414 Self forming waveguides for optical coupling and methodologies for making same
Systems and methods of forming an optical coupling between two optical waveguides where at least one of the optical waveguides is non-UV transmissive are...
US-8,160,413 Fiber optic coupler with variable coupling ratio and manufacturing method thereof
A fiber loop formed by bending of a connection section between the first fiber and the second fiber includes a coupling region and an upper taper region as well...
US-8,160,412 Microhole-structured long period fiber grating
An optical fiber with long period fiber gratings includes an optical fiber axis, a core region extending along the fiber axis, the core region having a core...
US-8,160,411 Device for expanding an exit pupil in two dimensions
A diffractive beam expander (50) comprises an input grating (10), a crossed grating (20), and an output grating (30) implemented on a planar transparent...
US-8,160,410 Bragg reflector grating
A Bragg reflector grating comprises a plurality of chirped grating sections (65-72), in which at least a first chirped grating section and a second chirped...
US-8,160,409 Flat-panel optical projection apparatus
A light guide of the tapered-waveguide type includes an input slab (30) for expanding a projected image between an input end and an output end, and an output...
US-8,160,408 Multi-channel optical rotary coupling of low reflectance
An optical rotary joint comprises a first collimator arrangement for coupling-on first light-waveguides, and a second collimator arrangement for coupling-on...
US-8,160,407 Computer having a casing and/or interior acting as a communication bus between electronic components
A computer including: a casing, at least a portion of which contains a potting material acting as an optical waveguide material; a transmitter for transmitting...
US-8,160,406 Acoustic sensor with at least one photonic crystal slab
An acoustic sensor includes at least one structure including at least one photonic crystal slab and an optical fiber optically coupled to the at least one...
US-8,160,405 Optical integrated circuit
Consistent with the present disclosure, a non-adiabatic polarization rotator is provided that can rotate the polarization of an incoming over a relatively short...
US-8,160,404 High speed and low loss GeSi/Si electro-absorption light modulator and method of fabrication using selective growth
An optoelectronic device includes an input waveguide structure that receives an input optical signal. A GeSi/Si waveguide structure receives from the input...
US-8,160,403 Image transmitting apparatus and image transmitting program
A game apparatus functioning as an image transmitting apparatus includes a CPU. The CPU performs an edit of at least one image with a controller according to an...
US-8,160,402 Document image processing apparatus
An image of a character string composed of M pieces of characters is clipped from a document image, and the image is divided character by character, and image...
US-8,160,401 Information storage medium storing graphic data and apparatus and method of processing the graphic data
An information storage medium including graphic data and presentation information, and an apparatus and method of processing the graphic data are provided. The...
US-8,160,400 Navigating images using image based geometric alignment and object based controls
Over the past few years there has been a dramatic proliferation of digital cameras, and it has become increasingly easy to share large numbers of photographs...
US-8,160,398 Independent resizing of multiple image regions
A system and method for expansion and reduction of images may apply resizing techniques independently to different regions of an input image to produce a...
US-8,160,397 Method for automatic alignment of raster data with vector data in a geographic information system
The present invention relates to methods for aligning raster and vector data. In an embodiment, a raster/vector aligner receives raster data and an approximate...
US-8,160,396 Method and apparatus for touching-up images
A method and camera apparatus touches up a source image to produce a target image. The source image is partitioned into non-overlapping tiles of pixels. Each...
US-8,160,395 Method and apparatus for synchronizing corresponding landmarks among a plurality of images
A method is provided for synchronizing corresponding landmarks among a plurality of images of an elastic object. The method includes identifying a plurality of...
US-8,160,394 Real-time capture and transformation of hemispherical video images to images in rectilinear coordinates
A method of transforming an input image from a hemispherical source to an output image in rectilinear coordinates is disclosed. The method includes receiving...
US-8,160,393 Method for image skew detection
A method for calculating a skew angle of an original image, executed at least in part on a computer system stores image data for the original image in an...
US-8,160,392 Automatic suggestion of image blending techniques
Methods and systems can allow a user to avoid the inconvenience of selecting which of several computational photography techniques to apply when blending...
US-8,160,391 Panoramic image fill
Systems and methods for filling panoramic images having valid and invalid pixel regions are provided. An invalid region is identified in an initial panoramic...
US-8,160,390 Minimal artifact image sequence depth enhancement system and method
Motion picture scenes to be colorized/depth enhanced (2D.fwdarw.3D) are broken into separate elements, backgrounds/sets or motion/onscreen-action. Background...
US-8,160,389 Method for overlapping visual slices
Image editing tools are commonly used to assist with manipulating and saving visual compositions. Many image editing tools provide slicing functionality to...
US-8,160,388 Spatially selective transformation of a spatially varying optical characteristic of an image in an array of pixels
A method and system for selectively transforming a spatially varying optical characteristic (F) of an image in a pixel array. The pixel array is segmented into...
US-8,160,387 Image processing method and computer software for image processing
The invention provides a method of image correction processing which comprises altering area image intensity values of an image according to an dynamic range...
US-8,160,386 Reducing noise in digital images
A target digital image is received from an image sensor. The image is contaminated by noise of unknown magnitude that is represented by a reference digital...
US-8,160,385 Correction of blotches in component images
Blotches may be identified and processed to reduce or eliminate the blotch. The blotch may be in just one of several separations and multiple separations may be...
US-8,160,384 Methods of suppressing ringing artifact of decompressed images
A suppression method that provides adaptive (i.e., selective) processing of an input picture to generate an enhanced output picture with ringing-like areas of...
US-8,160,383 Tone correcting apparatus providing improved tone correction on image
A tone correcting apparatus includes: a first determination unit that determines which one of first brightness levels that are previously defined a focused...
US-8,160,382 Method of object recognition in image data using combined edge magnitude and edge direction analysis techniques
Methods for detecting areas of interest in an image using combined edge magnitude and edge direction analysis techniques are presented. One embodiment features...
US-8,160,381 Method and apparatus for image noise reduction using noise models
A method and apparatus for processing imager pixel signals to reduce noise. The processing includes receiving a target pixel signal, receiving at least one...
US-8,160,380 Bi-affinity filter: A bilateral type filter for color images
Application of an image filtering algorithm, which defines an algorithm window within which a center pixel is processed relative to the other pixels within the...
US-8,160,379 Methods and devices for image processing with higher harmonics of an illumination grating
A method that reconstructs an image function (r), which represents an object function (f) of an object imaged by periodically structured illumination with an...
US-8,160,378 Apparatus, method and system for image processing
An apparatus, method, and system for image processing are provided, each capable of consecutively capturing a plurality of images of an object, and selecting a...
US-8,160,377 Image compression apparatus
A symbol generation part serially inputs a data string of quantization data. If quantization data of non-zero coefficient is inputted, respective information on...
US-8,160,376 Image compression apparatus
An image compression apparatus performs quantization of DC component data, low-pass component data and high-pass component data which are generated by frequency...
US-8,160,375 Method, computer program product, and hardware product for implementing lossless image compression by...
Lossless image compression is performed by receiving and opening an original image file representing an image. A pixel path is determined in the image by...
US-8,160,374 Method and apparatus for realizing adaptive quantization in process of image coding
A method and apparatus for realizing adaptive quantization in the process of image/video coding, which includes the following steps: acquiring the parameter...
US-8,160,373 Recording medium having recorded thereon coded information using plus and/or minus rounding of images
Image decoder including: a memory to store a reference image which is a previously decoded image; and a synthesizer to receive an encoded bitstream including...
US-8,160,372 Optimized backward reference selection with reduced entropy for image compression
A system (and a method) are disclosed for optimizing lossless data compression in digital images systems. The system includes an optimized backward reference...
US-8,160,371 System for finding archived objects in video data
A system includes a motion detection processor, a motion tracking processor, a people detection processor, a controller, a fusion processor, an appearance model...
US-8,160,370 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
An image processing apparatus includes: an image pyramid forming section configured to form an image pyramid by hierarchically creating layered image data...
US-8,160,369 Image processing apparatus and method
An image processing apparatus for processing a previous image having first pixels and a present image having second pixels. The image processing apparatus...
US-8,160,368 Image feature extraction method and image compression method
The image feature extraction method of the present invention includes: the step of performing k.sup.2 dividing process at least once on a given image so as to...
US-8,160,367 Circular intensity distribution analysis for the detection of convex, concave and flat surfaces
A method for characterizing a shape of an object surface includes acquiring image data including the object. The image data is analyzed at a locus of points...
US-8,160,366 Object recognition device, object recognition method, program for object recognition method, and recording...
An object recognition device includes: a model image processing unit having a feature point set decision unit setting a feature point set in a model image, and...
US-8,160,365 Methods and systems for identifying digital image characteristics
Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and systems for determining image characteristics in a digital image.
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