Geometric Transformation Patents (Class 348/580)
  • Patent number: 8577178
    Abstract: An image processing device includes: a transformation ratio calculation unit which calculates transformation ratio of an image after transformation, the image after transformation being obtained by transforming an original image under predetermined rule; a filter coefficient calculation unit which calculates filter coefficients based on the transformation ratio; and a pixel value calculation unit which calculates the pixel value of each pixel in the image after transformation using the filter coefficients and outputs the pixel value of the image after transformation as image data after transformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Tamura
  • Publication number: 20130235221
    Abstract: To correct for the motion a perspective transform of a pair of matrices can be applied to an input image to provide an output frame. The first matrix can represent a transform to be applied to the input frame and the second matrix can represent an identity matrix. Each matrix can contribute to the output frame according to a respective weighting factor. The weighting factors for the two matrices can be determined based on an estimate of the overscan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Jianping Zhou
  • Patent number: 8503534
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a multi-bus architecture within a video codec that discretely and efficiently transports video components within the codec. This multi-bus architecture provides a relatively more efficient transport mechanism because the various buses are designed to specifically address unique characteristics of the video components or parameters being processed within the codec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jorge Rubinstein, Albert Rooyakkers
  • Patent number: 8488910
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for providing a basis for registering a three-dimensional model of an anatomical region with two-dimensional projection images, by deriving a three-dimensional model of an anatomical region at a phase of a periodic signal; deriving two-dimensional projection images of a region which overlaps with the anatomical region re-constructed as the three-dimensional model; pre-5 selecting a subset of projection images out of the derived two-dimensional projection images, which are closest to the phase; and selecting a reference image for the registration from the subset of pre-selected projection images by choosing the projection image with the most contrast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Daniel Simon Anna Ruijters
  • Patent number: 8451381
    Abstract: A image distortion correction unit which corrects a distortion of a projected image includes: a switching unit which operates in response to an operation signal from a Keystone remote controller button to switch correction by a trapezoidal distortion correction process and correction by a corner distortion correction process back and forth; a determination unit which determines whether any one of the correction by the trapezoidal distortion correction process and the correction by the corner distortion correction process has been performed; and a prohibition unit which prohibits switching the trapezoidal distortion correction process and the corner distortion correction process back and forth if the determination unit determines that any one of the correction by the trapezoidal distortion correction process and the correction by the corner distortion correction process has been performed and the operation signal is also received from the Keystone remote controller button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Kaise, Kazunori Kodama, Toshiyuki Watanabe, Takeshi Fujisaki
  • Patent number: 8385686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an image processing method, image processing device and program which make it possible to shorten the processing time, and which also make it possible to set tile regions in appropriate ranges, by dividing one image into a plurality of regions and performing a transformation for each of these regions. The post-transformation image is divided into a plurality of tile regions, and transformation processing and the like are successively performed, with each of these tile regions as the object. In cases where a given tile region that is the object of processing contains a central axis that passes through the origin of the post-transformation image, the tile size of this region is altered by the tile size determining part 41 so that this region does not contain a central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Nikon Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Sano
  • Patent number: 8363981
    Abstract: On conversion of a distorted circular image photographed by use of a fisheye lens to a planar regular image, parameter setting is performed by a user's intuitive manipulation to relieve the operation load. A dome-shaped virtual sphere H is defined on a distorted circular image S on the XY plane, and a user is allowed to designate a cut-out center point P (x0, y0) and an auxiliary point Q (x1, y1) on the distorted circular image S. An intersecting point G (x0, y0, z0) immediately above the point P is determined, and a UV plane is defined on a tangent plane S2 with respect to the virtual sphere H. An angle ? formed between the U axis and the X axis is determined on the basis of an angle ? formed between a reference straight line J passing through two points P, Q and the X axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Motonobu Tonomura
  • Patent number: 8331697
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and a method for a computerized automatic placement of objects in media files in post-production. Embodiments of the present invention enable the automatic placement of objects which appear in a media file, such as a digital video file. According to one embodiment of the present invention, the disclosed system and method allow the replacement of a specific pattern which appears in a given video file with a new image, in a fully transparent manner. According to embodiments of the present invention the makers of the media file place a designated pattern in the media file, such as a sticker on an object. Embodiments of the present invention enable the replacing of a new image on the designated pattern on the sticker with a new image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventors: Jacob Samboursky, Uri Rotshtein
  • Publication number: 20120307155
    Abstract: Video data is processed with region-based warping. In accordance with various example embodiments, video data having a plurality of source video frames is processed as follows, for each source video frame. Pixels representing the source video frame and at least one temporally-adjacent video frame are used to generate a motion history map, based upon frame-to-frame movement of at least one region in the source video frame and temporally-adjacent video frames. At least one salient region is identified in the source video frame based upon the motion history map and static image saliency data. Weighting data is determined for warping pixels corresponding to background regions of the source video frame differently than pixels corresponding to the at least one salient region in the source video frame. Using the weighting data, the pixels representing the source video frame are warped to generate pixels representing a warped video frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Gleicher, Feng Liu, Yuzhen Niu
  • Patent number: 8311674
    Abstract: An Autonomous robot, that is for example, suitable for operations such as vacuuming and surface cleaning includes a payload configured for vacuum cleaning, a drive system including a steering system, a navigation system, and a control system for integrating operations of the aforementioned systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: F Robotics Acquisitions Ltd.
    Inventor: Shai Abramson
  • Patent number: 8295645
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus capable of executing filter processing with a desired blurring degree selected in accordance with an application from a multi-valued image captured an object surface, the image processing apparatus comprises: a first filter processing device for executing smoothing processing on the multi-valued image, a second filter processing device for creating a reduced image reduced from the multi-valued image with an image reduction ratio, executing smoothing processing on the reduced image, and creating an enlarged image of the smoothed image enlarged with an image enlargement ratio corresponding to the image reduction ratio, and an image display device for displaying a processed image by the first filter processing device or the second filter processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Shimodaira
  • Patent number: 8290305
    Abstract: Method and system for registration of a two dimensional image data set and a three-dimensional image comprising point cloud data. The method begins by cropping a three-dimensional volume of point cloud data comprising a three-dimensional image data to remove a portion of the point cloud data comprising a ground surface within a scene, and dividing the three-dimensional volume into a plurality of m sub-volumes. Thereafter, the method continues by edge-enhancing a two-dimensional image data. Then, for each qualifying sub-volume, creating a filtered density image, calculating a two-dimensional correlation surface based on the filtered density image and the two-dimensional image data that has been edge enhanced, finding a peak of the two-dimensional correlation surface, determining a corresponding location of the peak within the two-dimensional image, defining a correspondence point set; and storing the correspondence point set in a point set list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Harris Corporation
    Inventors: Kathleen Minear, Anthony O'Neil Smith
  • Publication number: 20120257112
    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 provide 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: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: STAR*CLUB LTD.
    Inventor: Bernhard Fritsch
  • Patent number: 8270769
    Abstract: The present invention provides a true-scale, coordinate-matched, linked in real-time, dual three-dimensional/two-dimensional visual display/viewer. The display simultaneously shows a 3D digital image and an associated 2D digital image of a selected drawing. The display of the present invention allows a user to visualize an asset's location, surrounding environment and hazards and true scale structural details for interior or external structural scenes. Using the display and associated tools, the user can obtain real-time information of an environment, true-scale measurement, plan ingress/egress paths, shortest paths between points and the number of doorways in a structure and track objects within the displayed environment. The intelligence gained using the tools and 3D/2D display may be used and further manipulated by a single user or may be distributed to other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Archaio, LLC
    Inventor: David N. Judelson
  • Patent number: 8265422
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for removing general geometric lens distortion from images. A geometric distortion removal algorithm is implemented according to a general 5-parameter distortion model that includes both radial and tangential lens distortion components. The algorithm may be implemented in a two-stage process in which one-dimensional elements in one planar dimension (rows or columns) of an input image with geometric distortion are rendered to generate an intermediate buffer, and then one-dimensional elements in the other planar dimension (columns or rows) of the intermediate buffer are rendered to generate an output image with geometric distortion reduced or removed. Thus, one-dimensional sampling is performed, and interpolation is performed in one planar dimension, rather than 2-D interpolation. An input row or column may be decimated, if necessary, before row or column interpolation is performed to generate an output row or column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Hailin Jin
  • Patent number: 8229247
    Abstract: A method is operable to receive an image, where the image includes an input scene, which in turn includes one or more objects. The method associates a non-regular distribution of pins with the input scene, wherein each pin is associated with a respective portion of the input scene, wherein said associating transforms the image into a first deformation domain. The method can receive input specifying symmetry between the one or more objects in the input scene. The method may receive input to deform the input scene, and using that input, map the input scene from the first deformation domain into a second deformation domain, generating a corresponding output scene, while preserving the symmetry. The method detects structural and/or local similarities between the first and the second domain, and transforms the output scene from the second deformation domain into an output image while preserving both the structural and the local similarities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Qi-xing Huang, Nathan A. Carr, Radomir Mech
  • Patent number: 8212927
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a technology of appropriately improving image resolution. According to an image signal processing method of the present invention, an input video signal contains an image signal whose pixel size is converted at a specified magnification scale. The input image signal is used to calculate sampling frequencies for image signals before and after the pixel size conversion. A ratio of sampling frequencies before and after the pixel size conversion is used to determine the specified magnification scale. A sampling phase for the image signal before the pixel size conversion is calculated from the input image signal after the pixel size conversion. A sampling carrier for the image signal before the pixel size conversion is generated from the sampling frequency and the sampling phase both before the pixel size conversion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kageyama, Koichi Hamada, Kenichi Yoneji
  • Patent number: 8155469
    Abstract: A filter circuit includes: an adder/subtractor that performs at least addition; and a shifter that performs multiplication/division by a power of two through a shift operation. The adder/subtractors and the shifter are configured to obtain a first calculation result representing a pixel value of a target pixel included in image data multiplied by a first filter coefficient. At least the adder/subtractors and the shifter is configured to obtain a second calculation result representing pixel values of a plurality of peripheral pixels adjacent to the target pixel, with each of the pixel values being multiplied by a second filter coefficient. The adder/subtractor is configured obtain a third calculation result by adding the first and second calculation results. The shifter configured to divide the third calculation result by a power of two which is equivalent to a sum of the first and second filter coefficients, so as to output the division result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Ono
  • Patent number: 8121371
    Abstract: A first and a second image are expressed in a common coordinate system by applying a geometric transformation to the second image so as to map a structure in the second image onto a corresponding structure in the first image in a common coordinate system. Starting from initial values, the parameters of the geometric transformation are updated taking into account the result of an evaluation of a cost function. Measurements are performed in the common coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Agfa Healthcare
    Inventor: Piet Dewaele
  • Patent number: 8121370
    Abstract: A first and a second image are expressed in a common coordinate system by applying a geometric transformation to the second image so as to map a structure in the second image onto a corresponding structure in the first image in a common coordinate system. Starting from initial values, the parameters of the geometric transformation are updated taking into account the result of an evaluation of a cost function. Measurements are performed in the common coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Agfa Healthcare
    Inventor: Piet Dewaele
  • Publication number: 20120019722
    Abstract: A display apparatus comprises a display on which first video content of a video signal is presented. In addition, second video content is simultaneously presented e.g. superimposed on the first video content. A presentation processor (209) determines a first characteristic for the presentation of the first video content and a characteristics processor (211) determines a presentation characteristic for the second video content from the first characteristic. A transmitter (213) transmits the presentation characteristic to an external source of the second video content. A single device (401) may generate the video signal comprising both the first and second video content. In this case a characteristic of the overlaying is adjusted in response to the presentation characteristic. The invention may provide an advantageous adaptation of secondary (overlay) information to the current characteristics experienced when presenting primary video content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Wilhelmus Kwisthout, Guido Theodorus Gerardus Volleberg, Roel Reusens, Leendert Teunis Rozendaal, Mark Jozef Willem Mertens
  • Patent number: 8098954
    Abstract: A distorted aberration correction processing apparatus includes DRAM and SRAM for storing an object image from an optical system. Further, the distorted aberration correction processing apparatus includes: a first address control circuit for reading out a pixel in the DRAM on a unit basis of an area including a plurality of the pixels along a curve corresponding to a distorted aberration of an optical system and writing the read-out pixel in SRAM; and a second address control circuit for reading out a pixel in the SRAM on a pixel basis and outputting the pixel read out on a pixel basis to an output portion so as to suppress the distorted aberration of the optical system. The first address control circuit effects control so that the signal of the areas is sequentially read out in a predetermined order, and the second address control circuit effects random access control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takayuki Hara
  • Patent number: 8014625
    Abstract: A first and a second image are expressed in a common coordinate system by applying a geometric transformation to the second image so as to map a structure in the second image onto a corresponding structure in the first image in a common coordinate system. Starting from initial values, the parameters of the geometric transformation are updated taking into account the result of an evaluation of a cost function. Measurements are performed in the common coordinate system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Agfa Healthcare
    Inventor: Piet Dewaele
  • Patent number: 7996863
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for display of a digital video signal includes a demodulator capable of receiving a major channel of the digital video signal. The major channel of the digital video signal includes one or more minor channels, wherein the minor channels are specific and separate channels of broadcast information. The method and apparatus for display of a digital video signal further includes decoders coupled to the demodulator, wherein the decoders receive the minor channels disposed within the major channel. The decoders thereupon generate minor channel video signals, wherein the minor channel video signal includes the video information for each associated channel. The method and apparatus further includes receiving the incoming video signals and format the video signals for simultaneous display of active video from multiple channels. A display configurator provides the minor channel video signals to an output display, to actively display the minor channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventor: Matthew Wiltheiler
  • Patent number: 7965340
    Abstract: A LCD apparatus includes a liquid crystal panel, a circuit board having a mounting surface and circuit elements mounted on the mounting surface to constitute a drive circuit for driving the LCD apparatus, and a case for holding the liquid crystal panel and the circuit board. The circuit board is positioned approximately in a vertical direction during normal use of the LCD apparatus. The circuit elements include a first element having a first projecting length from the mounting surface and a second element having a second projecting length from the mounting surface. The first projecting length is greater than a projecting length of any other element of the circuit elements. The second projecting length is slightly smaller than the first projecting length. The first and the second elements are arranged on the mounting surface approximately in a line in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Kazumasa Kurokawa, Yoshimi Kondo, Hirokazu Shibata
  • Patent number: 7961253
    Abstract: A display controller capable of detecting data line similarity is provided. The display controller includes a buffer for temporarily storing a plurality of data lines of a target field, a data line similarity detector, coupled to the buffer, for detecting a similarity of each data line of the target field, a data line state recorder for recording the similarity of each data line of the target field, a de-interlacer coupled to the buffer, and a scaler coupled to the de-interlacer, wherein the de-interlacer selectively de-interlaces the target field according to the content stored in the data line state recorder in order to generate a de-interlaced output, and the scaler generates a scaling output according to the de-interlaced output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: MStar Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Jen
  • Patent number: 7911533
    Abstract: In a television set, image quality is adjusted in accordance with parameters calculated on the basis of adjustment values used in the past, depending on a feature of an image and an environmental status. A weight calculator determines a weight depending on the manner in which a user performs a volume control operation. A cumulative weight memory outputs a cumulative weight corresponding to the feature value. Output volume values used in past are stored in a volume value generator. The volume value generator calculates output volume values corresponding to a feature value on the basis of parameters indicating final adjustment values, the feature value, the weight, and the cumulative weight. The calculated volume values are stored in the volume value generator. Under the control of a system controller, the volume values stored in the volume value generator are output to a coefficient generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsujiro Kondo, Naoki Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20110043689
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for detecting a field-of-view change for a video feed. These techniques differentiate between a new or changed scene and a temporary variation in the scene to accurately detect field-of-view changes for the video feed. A field-of-view change is detected when the position of a camera providing the video feed changes, the video feed is switched to a different camera, the video feed is disconnected, or the camera providing the video feed is obscured. A false-positive field-of-view change is not detected when the scene changes due to a sudden variation in illumination, obstruction of a portion of the camera providing the video feed, blurred images due to an out-of-focus camera, or a transition between bright and dark light when the video feed transitions between color and near infrared capture modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventors: Wesley Kenneth Cobb, Dennis Gene Urech, Bobby Ernest Blythe, Rajkiran Kumar Gottumukkal, Kishor Adinath Saitwal, Tao Yang, Lon William Risinger
  • Patent number: 7873241
    Abstract: A method for superimposing optical information in a scanning microscope includes determining a transformation matrix, and superimposing first optical information of a CCD image and second optical information of at least one piece of second image information using the transformation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
    Inventors: Rafael Storz, Volker Seyfried
  • Patent number: 7787062
    Abstract: A circuit for adjusting image is adapted for rear projection display. The circuit for adjusting image includes a parameter input unit, a data buffer unit, and a geometry transfer unit. The parameter input unit is used to provide a vertical and a horizontal axis amendment parameters. The data buffer unit couples the parameter input unit to buffer the vertical axis amendment parameter and the horizontal axis amendment parameter. The geometry transfer unit is used to receive input frame data with a plurality of pixels, and then every pixel's vertical axis coordinates multiply the vertical axis amendment parameter to transfer every pixel to a new vertical axis coordinate, and every pixel's horizontal axis coordinates multiply the horizontal axis amendment parameter to transfer every pixel to a new horizontal axis coordinate. Finally, the transferred new vertical and horizontal axis coordinates are transmitted to a display for displaying images for users to watch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Chunghwa Picture Tubes, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Chih Tai, Shian-Jun Chiou, Chia-Lin Liu, Chi-Neng Mo
  • Patent number: 7777811
    Abstract: An enlarged image is displayed using a plurality of television sets. A television set serving as a master device and television sets serving as slave devices convert an input image into partial enlarged images and display the resultant partial enlarged images so that the partial enlarged images displayed on the respective television sets form, as a whole, a complete enlarged full image. The master device and slave devices perform mutual authentication with each other. If the authentication is successfully passed, the operation mode is set so that displaying of an enlarged image is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Patent number: 7768576
    Abstract: There is provided a multi-screen synthesis apparatus that can execute display of video data and update of an OSD image without causing a user to feel a visual sense of incongruity, and reduce system costs. Periodic video source data and aperiodic OSD image data are written into a unified memory reserved for planes. The video source data and the OSD image data are read from the unified memory, based on a synthesis layout, for simultaneous display on a single display in a synthesized state. Video data to be written into the unified memory is decimated in units of a frame on an input video source-by-input video source basis. The decimation of the data is controlled based on display priority of the video data determined based on a multi-screen display layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Yui, Takashi Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 7769247
    Abstract: A method and method and apparatus for data re-arrangement includes the steps of receiving output pixel coordinates (X, Y) and obtaining an input pixel offset value (?S, ?T), wherein the output pixel coordinate represents a location for a two dimensional matrix. The input pixel offset value is obtained in reference to initial input pixel coordinates (S, T) which may be received with the output pixel coordinates or calculated based on the input and/or output pixel coordinates. The input pixel offset value may be any type of representation that provides for a delta value, for example, (?S, ?T) may represent a shift representation for the offset within a matrix array. The method and apparatus for data re-arrangement further includes retrieving an input pixel based on the initial input pixel coordinates and the offset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: ATI Technologies ULC
    Inventors: Daniel Wong, Henry Law
  • Patent number: 7760270
    Abstract: A video processor card stores tap generation information for determining a predetermined tap coefficient when the tap generation information is used together with tap generation information stored in another video processor card, and supplies a video processing interface with the tap generation information. The video processing interface generates the tap coefficient from the tap generation information of the one video processor card and the other video processor card loaded therein. The video processing interface extracts video data having a predictive tap used to predict a target pixel and video data having a class tap used to classify the target data, and class classifies the target data based on the class tap. The video processing interface determine the target pixel based on the tap coefficient and the predictive tap of the class of the target pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2010
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tetsujiro Kondo
  • Publication number: 20100177246
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new method, apparatus and software product for implementing algorithms for improving a frame rate by reducing a size and resolution of selected versus unselected image frames captured by a sensor in an image processing pipeline before displaying (or before encoding) in electronic devices (e.g., cameras, wireless camera phones, etc.), according to various embodiments of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Sinhung Yong, Juha Rautiainen, Martti Ilmoniemi
  • Patent number: 7710434
    Abstract: Image processing in mobile devices is optimized by combining at least two of the color conversion, rotation, and scaling operations. Received images, such as still images or frames of video stream, are subjected to a combined transformation after decoding, where each pixel is color converted (e.g. from YUV to RGB), rotated, and scaled as needed. By combining two or three of the processes into one, read/write operations consuming significant processing and memory resources are reduced enabling processing of higher resolution images and/or power and processing resource savings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Chuang Gu
  • Patent number: 7701518
    Abstract: Systems and methods which can shift video to the edge of the display screen. The user can electrically and mechanically roll up or down the projection screen to fit the opposite edge. Further, the electrically shifted position can be memorized in memory, which will be easily recalled during future use. Also, to avoid displaying visible noise near the top edge of the video, the video may be shifted to avoid such noise being visible. The shifted position may be stored in memory to be recalled for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Optoma Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Yau Wing Chung, Justin Halls
  • Patent number: 7684647
    Abstract: A method and apparatus compares in-treatment X-ray images of a volume with pre-treatment reference images of the volume and determines a combined similarity measure. A combined registration search space is searched to maximize the combined similarity measure and to jointly register the in-treatment X-ray images with the pre-treatment images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Assignee: Accuray Incorporated
    Inventors: Dongshan Fu, Gopinath Kuduvalli
  • Patent number: 7679689
    Abstract: A video camera picks up an image of an operator. The picked-up image is subjected to a mirror image conversion. An image for operation, including operation buttons and the operator's image that is subjected to the mirror image conversion are mixed and displayed on a screen of a television receiver. The operator selects a desired operation button by using a universal remote controller with light emitting portions, and executes the operation on the screen. A detecting portion in the television receiver detects which operation button is operated, and executes a control operation corresponding to the operated operation button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Victor Company of Japan, Limited
    Inventor: Masahiro Kitaura
  • Patent number: 7660486
    Abstract: A method of resizing an image having a plurality of data unit blocks is disclosed. Each data unit block is a pixel matrix. The method includes the steps of generating column pseudo-pixel matrix corresponding to a data unit block, decimating/interpolating the data unit block in column direction to generate a scaled column-pixel matrix, filtering the scaled column-pixel matrix and the column pseudo-pixel matrix to generate a filtered column-pixel matrix, storing the filtered column-pixel matrix in a first buffer, generating a row pseudo-pixel matrix corresponding to the filtered column-pixel matrix stored in the first buffer, decimating/interpolating each the filtered column-pixel matrix to generate a scaled row-pixel matrix, and filtering the scaled row-pixel matrix and the row pseudo-pixel matrix to generate a resized row-pixel matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: ATEN International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsu-mu Chang, Cheng-hung Lee
  • Patent number: 7623676
    Abstract: A method and/or system for tracking objects, such as humans, over a wide area (that is, over an area that is delineated by a large spatial domain and/or a long-duration temporal domain) is provided. Such tracking is facilitated by processing, in real-time, near real-time or otherwise contemporaneous with receiving, images captured by each of a plurality or network of slightly overlapping stereo sensors, such as stereo cameras. The method includes and the apparatus is adapted for obtaining a plurality of local-track segments, wherein the plurality of local-track segments correspond to an object captured in images taken by a respective plurality of stereo sensors; and combining the local-track segments to form a global track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation
    Inventors: Tao Zhao, Manoj Aggarwal, Rakesh Kumar, Harpreet Sawhney
  • Patent number: 7609275
    Abstract: A system and method for a mosaic rendering of a 3D model is provided. Textures are created using polygon information related to a vertex of each face of an inputted 3D model, a normal, and a face index, and the textures are one-to-one mapped on respective polygons of the 3D model, using a geometrical structure of the 3D mode, thereby rendering a mosaic image showing a volume and a crinkled effect of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Bo Youn Kim, Ji Hyung Lee, Sung Ye Kim, Hee Jeong Kim, Bon Ki Koo
  • Patent number: 7609325
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for calculating source image coordinates. In an embodiment, a variation rate of the source image coordinate with respect to a converted image coordinate is calculated by a recursive computation, and variation rates are accumulated to obtain the source image coordinate. Because the converted image coordinate sequentially increases one-by-one, the variation rate may be obtained by using adding operations of previously obtained source image coordinate, rather than multiplying operations with the all of the converted image coordinates. Therefore, the source image coordinates may simply and effectively be calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seok-Jun Park, Gwang-Sun Lee, Yong-In Han, Jung-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 7548260
    Abstract: An automatic correcting device of an identification photo system comprises a skin pigmentation area abstracting device that abstracts a skin pigmentation area from an image of a person, a skin pigmentation correction value calculating device that calculates skin pigmentation correction values according to colors of the skin pigmentation area abstracted by the skin pigmentation area abstracting device and a predetermined skin pigmentation correction target value, and a color correcting device that corrects colors of the skin pigmentation area according to the skin pigmentation correction values calculated by the skin pigmentation correction value calculating device. Thus, the skin pigmentation of the person in the photo can be corrected to the person's true pigmentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20090128700
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus includes a geometric converter configured to perform a geometric conversion process to a first frame image among frame images that are sequentially generated through imaging, based on motion information obtained by using a motion detector sensor, a motion vector detector configured to detect a motion vector between a geometric conversion image obtained through the geometric conversion process and a second frame image that has not undergone the geometric conversion process, an image stabilization parameter calculator configured to calculate an image stabilization parameter for different motions by using the motion information and the motion vector, and a stabilized image generator configured to generate a stabilized image through a deformation process to the second frame image or a frame image generated subsequent to the second frame image by utilizing the image stabilization parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Oshino, Hidetoshi Tsubaki, Mitsuhiro Saito
  • Patent number: 7515073
    Abstract: Embodiments of an apparatus for sample rate conversion are described. Various embodiments include an interpolator configured to interpolate a digital input data stream by using values of an interpolation phase shift control quantity to generate a digital output data stream, a computing stage configured to compute values of the interpolation phase shift control quantity, and an enabling/disabling stage configured to selectively disable the interpolator while keeping the computing stage enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Thorsten Tracht, Guenther Hackl
  • Patent number: 7437018
    Abstract: An approach to resampling a first image that is sampled on a first sample grid. A filter for applying to the first image is computed. This involves computing a spatially quantized representation of the filter for which a degree of spatial quantization of the filter depends on factors including a measure of scale relating the first sample grid and a desired sample grid. The measure of scale can be computed based on a geometric transformation relating the first sample grid and the desired sample. The filter can be computed by selecting the number of spatial samples of the spatially quantized representation of the filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: Sohrab Amirghodsi
  • Patent number: 7400782
    Abstract: A method for creating a 360 degree panoramic image from multiple images includes (1) computing a gross rotation error ?R between a first image and a calculated first image rotated to be stitched to a last image, and (2) spreading the gross rotation error ?R to each pixel on the panoramic image. Spreading the gross rotation error ?R includes (1) computing a rotation angle ?0 and rotational axis n0 from the gross rotational error ?R, (2) determining an angle ? of each pixel, and (3) determining a compensation matrix Rc for each pixel using the following formula: Rc(?)=R(?/2??0).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2008
    Assignee: ArcSoft, Inc.
    Inventors: Lingxiang Zhou, Yushan Huang
  • Patent number: 7394946
    Abstract: A method of mapping geometrical objects to a digital image. At least one anchor point in a model is selected and mapped to the digital image. A geometric transformation is computed on the basis of at least one correspondence between an anchor object and a corresponding mapped object, and the calculated geometric transformation is applied to at least one geometric object thereby mapping it from the model image to a corresponding mapped position in the digital image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Assignee: Agfa Healthcare
    Inventor: Piet Dewaele
  • Patent number: 7379623
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that facilitate rapidly warping a two-dimensional image using integer math. A warping table can contain two-dimensional floating point output pixel offset values that are mapped to respective input pixel locations in a captured image. The warping table values can be pre-converted to integer offset values and integer grid values mapped to a sub-pixel grid. During warping, each output pixel can be looked up via its integer offset value, and a one-dimensional table lookup for each pixel can be performed to interpolate pixel data based at least in part on the integer grid value of the pixel. Due to the small size of the lookup tables, lookups can potentially be stored in and retrieved from a CPU cache, which stores most recent instructions to facilitate extremely rapid warping and fast table lookups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Eric Rudolph