Geometric Transformation Patents (Class 348/580)
  • Patent number: 10229492
    Abstract: A method for automatic segmentation of dermoscopy skin lesion images includes automating a Geodesic Active Contour (GAC) initialization to be sufficiently large to encompass the lesion yet lie near the actual lesion contour. In addition, a new image plane is found by transforming the original RGB image to a smoothed image that allows the GAC to move without sticking on the minimum local energy. This method can eliminate the need for separate hair or noise removal algorithms. The method may include extraction of designated color planes to improve the initial contour and to automatically correct false segmentations. The method includes an algorithm to correct false protuberances and/or false inlets that may be present in the GAC border. A method is given to increase likelihood of including more actual lesion area. The method yields multiple border choices which may be presented to a classifier for optimal border selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Stoecker & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Reda Kasmi
  • Patent number: 10217214
    Abstract: The present invention is capable of reducing a load of a processing operation of a user. That is, a console acquires an original image acquired from a radiographic image capturing device. The console performs image analysis process A to generate a purpose A image and performs image analysis process B to generate a purpose B image. The console detects a processing operation performed on the purpose A image by the user and performs image processing to generate the purpose A image, and sets, as handover processing, a processing operation corresponding to a definition of predetermined handover conditions. The console reflects the handover processing in the purpose B image. Further, the console detects a processing operation performed on the purpose B image by the user and performs image processing to generate a purpose B image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daiki Harada
  • Patent number: 10194105
    Abstract: A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array including a plurality of pixel circuits arranged in rows and columns; a vertical signal line that is provided for each of the columns and transmits pixel signals; a column AD circuit that is provided for each of the columns and AD converts the pixel signals from the vertical signal line; a column-switching circuit that is interposed in the vertical signal line between the pixel array and the column AD circuit and switches connection between the vertical signal line and the column AD circuit; a controller that causes the column-switching circuit to switch the connection for every horizontal scan period; and a restoration circuit that restores ordering of the AD converted signals so as to correspond to ordering in which the vertical signal lines are arranged in the pixel array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto Ikuma, Manabu Tsunoda, Kenji Watanabe, Kenichi Haga, Masaru Kato
  • Patent number: 10185880
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for augmenting a training data set. In a method, a first type of road sign is identified within an image, the orientation and scale of the first type of road sign within the image are estimated and stylistic content associated with the first type of road sign within the image is identified. The method transforms an image of a second, less common type of road sign based upon the orientation, scale and stylistic content of the first type of road sign. The method also creates a synthetic image in which the first type of road sign is replaced by a transformed representation of the second type of road sign and pixels are filled in the synthetic image about the second type of road sign that were previously occluded by the first type of road sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Anirudh Viswanathan, Vishal Jain
  • Patent number: 10152773
    Abstract: A processing device receives input representing a selection of a first area of a source image. The processing device sends a request to a server machine for a result image that corresponds to the source image. The processing device, responsive to determining that the server machine does not have the result image, creates a blurred area for the first area, the blurred area corresponding to a portion of the image that contains the first area. The portion of the image having a size that is greater than an aggregate size of the first area and less than the size of the image. The processing device also sends the blurred area to the server machine for storage of the blurred area as the result image. The processing device replaces the first area with the corresponding portion of the blurred area without blurring a remaining area of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Shiming Yuan, Qianjie Zhong, Ting Wang, Tianli Zhang
  • Patent number: 10139722
    Abstract: According to one implementation of the present invention, there is provided a radiation image capturing system. The system includes, a radiation source; a plurality of radiation image capturing devices; and a console. The console manages which of the radiation image capturing devices is in a state where image capturing is possible. The console registers image capturing order information including information of which radiation image capturing device is used in the image capturing, or obtains the registered image capturing order information. When there is a radiation image capturing device in a state where image capturing is possible, regardless of a predetermined order, the console displays the icon corresponding to the image capturing order information including information of the radiation image capturing device in a manner different from the other icons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takanori Ando, Chikako Tokuno, Koji Takemura, Akira Kurahashi
  • Patent number: 10121513
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic image content overlaying are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method comprises analyzing one or more digital image frames for the presence of a placeholder, wherein the placeholder overlays a dynamic image space on a display object and includes a content identifier and a contour mesh; determining the content identifier; retrieving select image content based on the content identifier; determining an orientation of the dynamic image space; transforming the select image content to produce transformed image content that matches the contour mesh and the orientation of the dynamic image space; and replacing the placeholder with the transformed image content to produce a set of one or more embedded image frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anthony E. Martinez, Vanessa V. Michelini, Vishwa Persaud
  • Patent number: 10115193
    Abstract: The present invention is capable of reducing a load of a processing operation of a user. Namely, a console first acquires an original image of a radiographic image acquired from a radiographic image capturing device, in order to perform common processing operations. The console detects common processing operations performed on an original image by the user and stores processing content of the common processing operations and the original image in association with each other. In a case in which processing transitions to individual processing (purpose A) for generating a purpose A image, the console performs image analysis process A on the acquired original image and reflects the common processing to generate an image for purpose A. Further, the console detects individual processing operations performed on the image for purpose A by the user, and performs image processing corresponding to the individual processing operations to generate a purpose A image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Daiki Harada
  • Patent number: 10109043
    Abstract: An image generation device generates an output image based on input images captured by three cameras. An input image portion corresponding to an overlap region of imaging ranges of the cameras forms a lattice pattern in the output image. The lattice pattern uses, as a unit pattern, lattice points divided by circles drawn by waves around two cameras. Pixel values of the unit pattern are obtained by weight-averaging pixel values of first and second input images. A weighted average value of pixel values of the first input image is equal to or larger than a weighted average value of pixel values of the second input image in one of two unit patterns through which an abdominal line and a nodal line pass, and is equal to or smaller than the weighted average value of the pixel values of the second input image in the other one thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Kiyota, Tomoko Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10098545
    Abstract: Provided are a system and method for surface condition measurement and analysis to effectively utilize image data photographed when a surface as an object is photographed regularly and continuously. When a surface as an object is sequentially photographed as time passes and the photographed image data is sequentially stored, the sequentially stored images are compared and the presence or absence of image regions among the images that nearly coincide with each other is determined. When there are images with image regions that nearly coincide with each other, a coordinate system having one image as a reference is set, and a position of the other image in the coordinate system is determined. When an image with an undetermined position overlaps with an image with a determined position, including images photographed subsequent thereto, the position of the image is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MAXELL HOLDINGS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroe Nakajima, Masashi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10102181
    Abstract: Interpolation logic described herein provides a good approximation to a bicubic interpolation, which is generally smoother than bilinear interpolation, without performing all the calculations normally needed for a bicubic interpolation. This allows an approximation of smooth bicubic interpolation to be performed on devices (e.g. mobile devices) which have limited processing resources. At each of a set of predetermined interpolation positions within an array of data points, a set of predetermined weights represent a bicubic interpolation which can be applied to the data points. For a plurality of the predetermined interpolation positions which surround the sampling position, the corresponding sets of predetermined weights and the data points are used to determine a plurality of surrounding interpolated values which represent results of performing the bicubic interpolation at the surrounding predetermined interpolation positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Simon Fenney
  • Patent number: 10015531
    Abstract: A system and method of occlusionless virtual insertion is disclosed that uses an animation of the image. The animation has a full image frame, a null frame, and a number of intervening video frames. When the animation is run, the image appears to be physically moved behind an edge of the animation video frames. An event video-stream is duplicated, and the duplicate delayed to provide a delayed event video-stream. The animation, stopped at the full image frame, is mixed into the delayed event video-stream steam at a selected location using video match moving algorithms. The resultant video-stream is broadcast. The un-delayed, event video-stream is monitored in the region corresponding to where the virtual insertion is occurring in the delayed event video-stream. When this corresponding region begins to become occluded by a foreground object, the animation is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Samuel Chenillo
  • Patent number: 10003831
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium stores one or more computer programs adapted to cause a processor based system to execute steps that include analyzing an image, identifying one or more faces in the image using a face recognition technique, designating at least one of the identified faces collectively as a first area of interest, and determining whether an insertion area exists in the image where additional content can be inserted without obstructing the first area of interest. Another computer program is adapted to cause a processor based system to execute steps that include determining whether the insertion area can be divided into two or more regions based on color. Methods and processor based apparatuses that perform one or more of these steps are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Interactvie Entertainment America LLC
    Inventor: Gary M. Zalewski
  • Patent number: 9978127
    Abstract: A processing device receives input representing a selection of a first area of a source image. The processing device identifies a result image that corresponds to the source image. The result image is previously created for the source image using a blur operation. The processing device aligns the selected first area of the source image with a corresponding portion in the result image. The processing device transforms, using the corresponding portion in the result image, the aligned first area in the source image to a blurred area without blurring a remaining area of the source image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Shiming Yuan, Qianjie Zhong, Ting Wang, Tianli Zhang
  • Patent number: 9934600
    Abstract: Techniques to configure device display are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise an image display routine operative to receive an image on a device, the device comprising a display device; receive a text segment on the device; and display a combined text segment image display; a color configuration routine operative to determine a background contrast color; and determine a background blend color based on the image; and a mixing routine operative to generate a color mixing gradient based on the background contrast color and the background blend color; and generate the combined text segment image display by positioning the text segment in a text segment display area of a mixed gradient overlay of the color mixing gradient on the image. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Randall Sarafa, Anton Borzov
  • Patent number: 9836842
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes: a base period extracting unit extracting a first target region period based on a first periodic change being a periodic change of a target region in a base moving image acquired by a base moving image acquiring unit; a reference period extracting unit extracting a second target region period based on a second periodic change being a periodic change of the target region in a reference moving image acquired by a reference moving image acquiring unit; a period adjusting unit performing period adjusting processing of synchronizing, for the first target region period or the second target region period, the first periodic change and the second periodic change with each other at a particular phase; and a display image generating unit generating a display image allowing for comparison between the base moving image and the reference moving image after the period adjusting processing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yamato, Kenta Shimamura, Osamu Toyama, Shintaro Muraoka, Sho Noji
  • Patent number: 9813659
    Abstract: A diversity receiver synchronizes and mixes multiple input signals. In one embodiment, the receiver demodulates the multiple input signals prior to synchronizing, converts the demodulated multiple input signals from analog signals to digital signals, synchronizes the demodulated digital signals, converts the synchronized demodulated digital signals to analog signals and mixes the synchronized demodulated analog signals based on a characteristic of the input signals existing prior to the demodulating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: DRONE RACING LEAGUE, INC.
    Inventors: Lucas J. Tholen, David A. Mitchell, Gregory Keith Anderson
  • Patent number: 9754359
    Abstract: A processing device receives input representing a selection of a first area of an image. The processing device determines whether the first selected area of the image corresponds to a blurred area previously created for a second selected area of the image. The blurred area is previously created for the second selected area of the image having a size that is less than a size of the image. The processing device replaces, responsive to determining that the first selected area of the image corresponds to the blurred area previously created for the second selected area of the image, the first selected area of the image with a corresponding portion of the blurred area previously created for the second selected area of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Shiming Yuan, Qianjie Zhong, Ting Wang, Tianli Zhang
  • Patent number: 9666117
    Abstract: To make it difficult to obtain an original image based on display data. An image display device includes an image set generating unit that generates a plurality of image sets S, each including a plurality of modified images Cj that are obtained by modifying an original image O, and an average of pixel values of corresponding pixels of the plurality of modified images Cj included in each of the image sets S corresponding to a value of a corresponding pixel of the original image O, and an image display unit for sequentially displaying the plurality of modified images Cj included in each of the image sets S by sequentially using the plurality of image sets S generated by the image set generating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventors: Alex Yong-Sang Chia, Udana Bandara, Hiromi Hirano
  • Patent number: 9646398
    Abstract: A processing device receives input representing a selection of one or more areas of an image and creates a blurred area for the one or more selected areas. The blurred area corresponds to a portion of the image that contains the one or more selected areas. The portion of the image has a size that is greater than an aggregate size of the one or more selected areas. The processing device replaces the one or more selected areas with the corresponding portion of the blurred area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Splunk Inc.
    Inventors: Shiming Yuan, Qianjie Zhong, Ting Wang, Tianli Zhang
  • Patent number: 9479747
    Abstract: The present invention provides a guide image generation device including a database unit which stores parameters representing the structure of a multi-projection theater and a guide image generation unit which generates a guide image that will be used in an image correction process of the multi-projection theater using the parameters stored in the database unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: CJ CGV CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hwan Chul Kim, Su Ryeon Kang, Jihyung Kang
  • Patent number: 9451229
    Abstract: A recording apparatus, including: a photographing unit which picks up a moving picture and a still picture; a first encoder which encodes the moving picture and the still picture by a first encoding method; a second encoder which encodes the still picture by a second encoding method which is different from the first encoding method; and a recorder which records a file of the moving picture encoded by the first encoding method, a file of the still picture encoded by the first encoding method and a file of the still picture encoded by the second encoding method, on a recording medium, wherein both of the file of the still picture encoded by the first encoding method and the file of the still picture encoded by the second encoding method, are based on one still picture picked up with a single photographing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaru Takahashi, Junji Shiokawa
  • Patent number: 9443555
    Abstract: Multi-stage production pipeline system that may be utilized in conjunction with a motion picture project management system. The multi-stage production pipeline system includes a computer and a database. The database includes metadata associated with at least one shot or associated with regions within the plurality of images in the at least one shot, or both. The computer includes a grouping tool interface for presenting user interface elements and accepting input of the metadata associated with the at least one shot or regions within the plurality of images in the at least one shot, or both. The system enables a large studio workforce to work non-linearly on a film while maintaining a unified vision driven by key creative figures, allowing for more consistent, higher quality, faster, less expensive work product and more efficient project management techniques. The system also enables reuse of project files, masks and other production elements across projects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: LEGEND3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Sandrew, Jared Sandrew, Nancy Wang, Craig Cesareo, James Prola, Jill Hunt, Anthony Lopez
  • Patent number: 9400917
    Abstract: A dynamic reference range image generation method comprises providing a reference range image, to be dynamically updated, composed of pixels, each of which contains a reference range value. An acquired range image is provided, the pixels of which contain each a measured range value, the measured range values being updated at a predetermined rate. Pixels of the acquired range image containing an invalid measured range value are accordingly marked. The measured range value of each pixel of the acquired range image not marked as containing an invalid measured range value is compared with the reference range value of the corresponding pixel of the reference range image. The reference range value of that pixel of the reference range image is updated e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: IEE International Electronics & Engineering S.A.
    Inventors: Frédéric Grandidier, Bruno Mirbach, Thomas Solignac
  • Patent number: 9398349
    Abstract: A comment information generation device includes: a video input section, to which a video is input; an information input section, to which positional information is input to display a comment to track an object in the video; an initial trajectory acquisition section that acquires an initial trajectory that is a trajectory of the object corresponding to the positional information; a trajectory extending section that acquires an extended trajectory by acquiring a following trajectory that is a trajectory having a starting point after an ending point of the initial trajectory, collecting a first comment assigned in a vicinity of the initial trajectory and a second comment assigned in a vicinity of the following trajectory, and connecting the following trajectory to the initial trajectory on a basis of the first comment and the second comment; and an output section that outputs the extended trajectory as comment information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayako Maruyama, Kunio Nobori
  • Patent number: 9311529
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes an extractor that receives sheet image data that is generated by reading an image on a medical record sheet onto which basic medical information and encoded information of the basic medical information are printed, and extracts, from the sheet image data, information image data representing a portion where the basic medical information is printed, an image generator that generates reference image data representing the basic medical information, based on the encoded information represented in the sheet image data, and a detector that detects a correction that is to be performed on the basic medical information printed on the medical record sheet, based on a difference between the information image data and the reference image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tetsuo Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 9270965
    Abstract: Multi-stage production pipeline system that may be utilized in conjunction with a motion picture project management system. The multi-stage production pipeline system includes a computer and a database. The database includes metadata associated with at least one shot or associated with regions within the plurality of images in the at least one shot, or both. The computer includes a grouping tool interface for presenting user interface elements and accepting input of the metadata associated with the at least one shot or regions within the plurality of images in the at least one shot, or both. The system enables a large studio workforce to work non-linearly on a film while maintaining a unified vision driven by key creative figures, allowing for more consistent, higher quality, faster, less expensive work product and more efficient project management techniques. The system also enables reuse of project files, masks and other production elements across projects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: LEGEND 3D, INC.
    Inventors: Barry Sandrew, Jared Sandrew, Nancy Wang, Craig Cesareo, James Prola, Jill Hunt, Anthony Lopez
  • Patent number: 9262670
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to adaptively determining and improving the quality of a region of interest in video content. A region inspection component inspects regions of an image. A detection component determines chroma values contained in the regions. A comparison component compares the chroma values against a set of predetermined chroma values, and determines, based on the comparison, a set of regions of interest in the frame. An encoder encodes the regions of interest in the image at a higher or better quality than a remainder of the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Sami Aleksi Pietilä
  • Patent number: 9180053
    Abstract: A method, system, and processor-readable medium for non-invasive visual compensation for a person suffering from central vision impairment. Digital images of a target field of view can he obtained and processed to generate processed images thereof, wherein central regions of the digital images that normally would reach an impaired portion of a retina of the person are moved to other regions of the target field of view. The processed images can be presented to the person such that the central regions are now directed at an unimpaired peripheral portion of the retina of the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edul N. Dalal, Wencheng Wu
  • Patent number: 9172871
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and a device for multi-camera image correction. The method for multi-camera image correction includes: acquiring information of independent images that are captured by each camera and have no overlap area or have an overlap area smaller than a threshold; acquiring, according to information of each independent image, an image correction parameter that corresponds to each camera and allows adjacent independent images to be corrected into a contiguous image; and performing, according to the image correction parameter, correction processing on video data of a camera that corresponds to the image correction parameter. In the embodiments of the present invention, maintenance manpower is saved, adjustment efficiency is improved, and remote maintenance may be performed in the case of no overlap area or of a small overlap area. In addition, images are corrected in a data processing manner, which efficiently ensures precision of image correction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Zhao, Yuan Liu, Jing Wang, Guangyao Zhao
  • Patent number: 9153007
    Abstract: Imaging systems may be provided with image sensors for capturing images. An image sensor may include storage and processing circuitry having a conformal image buffer to be used in performing various types of image transformations on captured input images. The storage and processing circuitry may perform the image transformations, in part, by storing a portion of a captured input image in the conformal image buffer. A conformal image buffer may include a buffer for storing input image pixel values specific to various types of image transformations and memory for storing a pixel buffer lookup table. The pixel buffer lookup table may be used by the storage and processing circuitry to determine which input image pixel values should be stored in the conformal image buffer for each type of image transformation and to provide random read access to the stored input image pixel values in the conformal image buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Kelly, Anthony R. Huggett
  • Patent number: 9113130
    Abstract: Multi-stage production pipeline system that may be utilized in conjunction with a motion picture project management system. The multi-stage production pipeline system includes a computer and a database. The database includes metadata associated with at least one shot or associated with regions within the plurality of images in the at least one shot, or both. The computer includes a grouping tool interface for presenting user interface elements and accepting input of the metadata associated with the at least one shot or regions within the plurality of images in the at least one shot, or both. The system enables a large studio workforce to work non-linearly on a film while maintaining a unified vision driven by key creative figures, allowing for more consistent, higher quality, faster, less expensive work product and more efficient project management techniques. The system also enables reuse of project files, masks and other production elements across projects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Legend3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Barry Sandrew, Jared Sandrew, Nancy Wang, Craig Cesareo, James Prola, Jill Hunt
  • Patent number: 9030539
    Abstract: This invention is to provide an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a display in which both of a secret image and a public image can be efficiently displayed with high picture quality without reducing contrast of the public image. One of output images is a secret image which displays an input secret image as one of input images in a partial area of a screen, all the output images including the secret image have a relationship to become, when a luminance value of each pixel thereof is totaled, an input public image as one of the input images; and during a period in which at least the secret image is being outputted, shutter glasses disposed between a display to which the image signals are inputted and user's eyes are set to a light transmission state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Daigo Miyasaka, Masao Imai, Fujio Okumura
  • Patent number: 8982286
    Abstract: A chart generation unit generates an adjustment chart, and a projection unit projects the adjustment chart onto a circular cylinder. A parameter acquiring unit acquires 12 parameters in total, relating to the positions of four corners and middle points of a top side and a bottom side of a chart and lateral expansion of the chart, the chart being input by a user through manipulations of an operation unit. A transform function determination unit calculates, from the total of 12 parameters, an accurate transform function for projecting an image onto the circular cylinder. An image conversion unit applies geometric transformation to the image based on the calculated transform function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Patent number: 8977071
    Abstract: Means which enables image conversion in which a plurality of conversion results can be output without once saving all of video-image data, which has been input from image-pickup means, in a storage medium is provided. A single line memory having a plurality of lines is used while switching the role thereof for a reading use by a video-image converting means and a use for inputting image data from the image-pickup means. The image converting means obtains an input image, which is in the line memory, and carries out conversion of the input image based on a conversion specifying means interpreted by an instruction decoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Kido, Shoji Muramatsu, Hiroyuki Hamasaki, Akihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8928810
    Abstract: A system for controlling interaction with a social networking website is disclosed that provides control and editing features that place a branded participant in any on-line discussion in control of the content of the discussion. In addition, the system provides the ability of the branded participant to display various audio, visual or audio-visual clips on command or automatically so that advertising revenue may be attributed to the branded participant. When creating this branded channel, the system combines the incoming video feeds from participants into a single outgoing data feed in order to conserve bandwidth and to improve system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventor: Bernhard Fritsch
  • Patent number: 8917956
    Abstract: A method of enhancing spatial resolution of an image. An image is accessed. The image comprises a set of confident pixels and an unconfident pixel positioned adjacent to each confident pixel of the set of confident pixels. The set of confident pixels comprises four or fewer pixels and corresponds to a plurality of known depth values, the unconfident pixel comprises an unknown depth value. A best depth hypothesis for the unconfident pixel is determined using a filter module in which the plurality of known depth values are used as depth hypotheses. The unconfident pixel is updated as a confident pixel using the best depth hypothesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Qingxiong Yang, Kar-Han Tan
  • Patent number: 8878997
    Abstract: A visual display includes at least a first canvas configured to display a first session on the display and a second canvas configured to display a second session on the display. The first session includes first content received from a first content source and the second session includes second content having subject matter associated with the first content. The display includes a user agent configured to determine that the first content of the first session is associated with the second content of the second session and to pair the first and second canvases such that the first content and the second content are synchronized to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Graham Clift, Brant Candelore, Kazumoto Kondo, Steven Richman, Fred Zustak
  • Patent number: 8854553
    Abstract: Embodiments describe methods, apparatus and systems to provide video display correction to provide an on-axis view at an off-axis angle so that the display surface displays a rectangular video image. For instance, a device may receive a stream of video data to be displayed on a display surface of a display, the video data having a first rectangular aspect ratio to be viewed from an on-axis location with respect to the display surface. The device may also receive a user selection of an off-axis viewing angle with respect to the display surface. The device may then correct the first rectangular aspect ratio to a second, non-rectangular aspect ratio based on the off-axis viewing angle, so that from the off-axis angle, the display surface appears to display a rectangular video image. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Flex Creations, LLC
    Inventors: Abraham Chavez, Byun Kil Kang
  • Patent number: 8848044
    Abstract: This invention is to provide an image processing apparatus, an image processing method, a program, and a display in which both of a secret image and a public image can be efficiently displayed with high picture quality without reducing contrast of the public image. One of output images is a secret image which displays an input secret image as one of input images in a partial area of a screen, all the output images including the secret image have a relationship to become, when a luminance value of each pixel thereof is totaled, an input public image as one of the input images; and during a period in which at least the secret image is being outputted, shutter glasses disposed between a display to which the image signals are inputted and user's eyes are set to a light transmission state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Nec Corporation
    Inventors: Daigo Miyasaka, Masao Imai, Fujio Okumura
  • Patent number: 8823881
    Abstract: A control device controls a television. The control device includes a touch module. The control device displays a menu containing a number of soft keys on a screen. The soft keys are activated to control the television to carry out corresponding functions. All positions on the menu are associated with all positions on the touch module correspondingly. As a result, a user can select desired soft keys to carry out corresponding functions by viewing the menu on the television and touching the touch module, rather than viewing the touch module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Chun Chang
  • Patent number: 8797460
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes: a reception unit configured to receive a broadcast stream at least including a data stream for data broadcasting; a first style selector configured to select a display style for each of data broadcast content acquired from the broadcast stream received by the reception unit; a second style selector configured to select, when the data broadcast content corresponding to the style selected by the first style selector corresponds to a plurality of display styles, one display style out of the plurality of display styles; and a display unit configured to display the data broadcast content corresponding to the style selected by the first style selector or the second style selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Naohisa Kitazato, Yoshiharu Dewa, Izumi Hatakeyama, Masayuki Obayashi
  • Patent number: 8786673
    Abstract: A method implemented in a computing system for converting two-dimensional (2D) video to three-dimensional (3D) format comprises sampling the 2D video, wherein the sampling is performed non-linearly in one or more directions. The method further comprises determining depth information of one or more objects within the 2D video based on sampling information and transforming the 2D video to a 3D-compatible format according to the sampling and the depth information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cyberlink Corp.
    Inventors: Chih-Yu Cheng, Ho Chao Huang, Wei-Hsin Tseng
  • Patent number: 8760578
    Abstract: Assessing a visual quality characteristic includes accessing and processing at least a first image or video signal and a second image or video signal and processing the accessed images or video signals. Based at least in part on processing the accessed images or video signals, a difference is measured between the processed at least first and second images or video signals. The visual quality characteristic relates to a magnitude of the measured difference between the processed at least first and second images or video signals. The at least first and second images or video signals include a high or visual dynamic range and/or a wide color gamut. The visual quality characteristic is assessed based, at least in part, on the measured difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Zhen Li
  • Patent number: 8749713
    Abstract: There are provided a video processing apparatus and a video processing method. The video processing apparatus includes: a buffer for storing data of an image frame inputted from the outside in the unit of line; a memory unit for randomly writing and reading data; a video processing unit for processing and outputting the image frame; and a central processing unit for inverting the image frame left-side right and/or upside down when writing the image frame stored in the buffer in the memory unit and/or reading the image frame from in the memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jea-hee Han
  • Patent number: 8736774
    Abstract: A chart generation unit generates an adjustment chart, and a projection unit projects the adjustment chart onto a circular cylinder. A parameter acquiring unit acquires 12 parameters in total, relating to the positions of four corners and middle points of a top side and a bottom side of a chart and lateral expansion of the chart, the chart being input by a user through manipulations of an operation unit. A transform function determination unit calculates, from the total of 12 parameters, an accurate transform function for projecting an image onto the circular cylinder. An image conversion unit applies geometric transformation to the image based on the calculated transform function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuro Narikawa
  • Patent number: 8724923
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus may include a distortion correcting unit performing distortion correction processing on input image data to generate output image data. The distortion correcting unit may include a distortion correction coordinate transforming unit that obtains coordinates indicating a position of the input image data corresponding to a position of the output image data, a range calculating unit that calculates a range of the input image data to be used in the distortion correction processing based on the coordinates of the input image data obtained by the distortion correction coordinate transforming unit, a correction information storage unit, an input image data storage unit, and an interpolation calculating unit that checks an amount of the input image data stored in the input image data storage unit based on the information regarding the range of the input image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Nakazono, Yoshinobu Tanaka, Akira Ueno
  • Publication number: 20140098296
    Abstract: A method and apparatus provides for changing a perspective of a video such as a display perspective of an object displayed in the video. In one example, the method and apparatus changes the display perspective of an object displayed in the video based on information indicating an orientation and/or position of the recording device that captures the object on the video. To do so, the method and apparatus may determine a current display perspective for an object displayed in the video based on information indicating an orientation and/or position of the recording device. By comparing the current display perspective to a desired display perspective for the object, the method and apparatus determines an amount of display perspective adjustment for the object and selects appropriate perspective adjustment methods to carry out the adjustment. Accordingly, the display perspective adjustment is made to the video automatically for the object displayed in the video without user intervention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Jitesh Arora, Cheng He, Jianfei Ye, Mir Ahsan
  • Publication number: 20130329133
    Abstract: An output image obtained by executing an image deformation process for an input image is stored in a memory. In the output image in the memory, a partial image within an effective area set in the memory is specified, and an area including the specified partial image is calculated as a readout area. The partial image is read out by executing a readout process for the readout area in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Tetsurou Kitashou
  • Patent number: 8587726
    Abstract: Provided are a digital video rescaling system, a method of rescaling video images, and a chip comprising a computer executable medium embedded therein computer executable instructions for rescaling video images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd., STMicroelectronics SA
    Inventors: Yong Huang, Lucas Hui, Haiyun Wang, Fritz Lebowsky