Changing The Image Coordinates Patents (Class 382/293)
  • Patent number: 11223728
    Abstract: Method and apparatuses are provided in which it is determined whether a document is included in an image provided from a camera of the electronic device. When the document is not included in the image, a first user interface is provided to a display of the electronic device that includes the image and at least one first graphic object for photographing the image. When the document is included in the image, a second user interface is provided to the display for providing a function related to the document. The second user interface includes the image, the at least one first graphic object, a second graphic object indicating that the document exists in the image, and at least one third graphic object for performing the function related to the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Kyunghwa Kim, Minhee Kang
  • Patent number: 11218699
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for performing semi-global matching (SGM) path cost compression. In some examples, the techniques may perform disparity-dependent sub-sampling of a set of SGM path costs where the sub-sampling ratio is determined based on a candidate disparity level. The sub-sampled SGM path costs may be stored in a memory. When retrieved from memory, the sub-sampled SGM path costs may be interpolated to reconstruct the other path costs not stored in the memory. The reconstructed path costs may be used for further SGM processing. In further examples, the techniques may perform disparity-dependent quantization on the SGM path costs or the sub-sampled SGM path costs, and store the quantized SGM path costs in memory. The techniques of this disclosure may reduce bandwidth as well as reduce the memory footprint needed to implement an SGM algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Do-Kyoung Kwon, Jing-Fei Ren, Darnell Moore
  • Patent number: 11216943
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a two-dimensional whole image of a recording region captured by means of a plurality of individual images, each having its own viewing direction and its own distance, wherein a spatial orientation of a main image plane of each individual image relative to a main image plane of the respective further individual image is determined on the basis of an overlap of the respectively captured subregions, and at least a plurality of the individual images are combined in accordance with the spatial orientations to form the whole image. The whole image area is the surface of a torus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: DENTSPLY SIRONA INC.
    Inventors: Anders Adamson, Markus Erbacher, Steffen Hauth, Björn Voss
  • Patent number: 11210806
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for enhancing urban surface model with image data obtained from a satellite image. Three dimensional models of an urban cityscape obtained from digital surface models may comprise surface location information but lack image information associated with the cityscape, such as the color and texture of building facades. The location of the satellite at the time of recording the satellite image interest may be obtained from metadata associated with the satellite image. A 3D model of a cityscape corresponding to the satellite image may be subjected to a transformation operation to determine portions of the 3D model that are viewable from a location corresponding to the location of the satellite when taking the picture. Visible facades buildings of the 3D model ma be identified and mapped to portions of the satellite image which may then be used in rendering 2D images from the 3D model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: ObjectVideo Labs, LLC
    Inventors: Gang Qian, Yunxian Zhou, David Conger, Allison Beach
  • Patent number: 11127126
    Abstract: Disclosed is an image processing method, including: determining coordinate values of one or more target pixels in an image, wherein the target pixels are used for dividing the image; carrying out a mapping operation on the coordinate values of the one or more target pixels to obtain first pixel data; reading the image to obtain second pixel data; and combining the first pixel data and the second pixel data to obtain a combined image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignees: Beijing BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xi Li, Hao Zhang, Lili Chen, Yukun Sun, Jinghua Miao, Xuefeng Wang, Jinbao Peng, Bin Zhao, Jianwen Suo, Lixin Wang, Qingwen Fan, Wenyu Li, Yuanjie Lu
  • Patent number: 11122168
    Abstract: A document checking apparatus includes an image scanning device, a printing device, an output tray, and a controller. The image scanning device is configured to scan a document image sheet by sheet from a document including plural sheets. The output tray is as an output destination of both the document outputted from the image scanning device and a print sheet outputted from the printing device. The controller is configured to perform checking of the document image, and if an error is detected in the checking of the document image, control the printing device and thereby insert the print sheet as an interleaving sheet immediately before or immediately after a sheet where the error is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Harada, Shinji Hayashi, Atsushi Fujiki, Nozomu Inami, Shuichi Masui
  • Patent number: 11030420
    Abstract: Some implementations disclosed herein provide techniques and arrangements to enable translating language characters in media content. For example, some implementations receive a user selection of a first portion of media content. Some implementations disclosed herein may, based on the first portion, identify a second portion of the media content. The second portion of the media content may include one or more first characters of a first language. Some implementations disclosed herein may create an image that includes the second portion of the media content and may send the image to a server. Some implementations disclosed herein may receive one or more second characters of a second language corresponding to a translation of the one or more first characters of the first language from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jun Du, Lei Sun, Jian Sun, Qiang Huo
  • Patent number: 11004183
    Abstract: A method for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) includes performing an echo planar imaging acquisition using inverted up/down phase encoding directions and reconstructing acquired images having geometric distortions along the phase encoding directions due to off-resonant spins; feed-forward estimating by a convolutional neural network (CNN) a phase distortion map from the acquired images; where the CNN is trained to minimize a similarity metric between un-warped up/down image pairs; and performing geometric distortion correction of the acquired images using the phase distortion map to unwarp the acquired images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Benjamin Zahneisen, Dominik Fleischmann, Kathrin Baeumler
  • Patent number: 10970576
    Abstract: A method for capturing image data of a user is provided that includes displaying, by a computing device, a perspective view of a virtual computing device. Moreover, the method includes changing, by the computing device, the perspective view of the virtual computing device while the computing device moves, changing, by the computing device, the display of the virtual computing device to provide notification that the computing device is in an acceptable position for capturing image data of a user, and capturing, by a camera included in the computing device, facial image data of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DAON HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Mircea Ionita, Michael Peirce
  • Patent number: 10969572
    Abstract: An electronic visual food probe for viewing the interior of a body of food being cooked. The probe has a food-safe, heat resistant and elongated stem designed for insertion into the body of food. A thermally insulated cavity formed in one end of the stem has a window that allows light into and out of the cavity. A light source illuminates the interior of the food exposed to the window. An electronic image sensor receives the light reflected from the interior surfaces of the food proximate the window and generates an elongated color image of the reflected light. An electronic display system receives the elongated color image from the image sensor and displays it on an electronic display for viewing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Douglas D. Churovich
  • Patent number: 10904426
    Abstract: A portable electronic device with a touch screen display for photo management is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a computer-implemented method in which the portable electronic device displays an array of thumbnail images corresponding to a set of photographic images. The device replaces the displayed array of thumbnail images with a user-selected photographic image upon detecting a user contact with a corresponding thumbnail image in the array. The user-selected photographic image is displayed at a larger scale than the corresponding thumbnail image. The portable device displays a different photographic image in replacement of the user-selected photographic image in accordance with a scrolling gesture. The scrolling gesture comprises a substantially horizontal movement of user contact with the touch screen display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Matas, Greg N. Christie, Paul D. Marcos, Scott Forstall, Marcel Van Os, Bas Ording, Imran Chaudhri
  • Patent number: 10887509
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can receive a selection to include at least a first media content item, out of a collection of media content items, for presentation in one or more collages. A set of layouts can be dynamically provided based on the selection of at least the first media content item. A preview of the set of layouts can be dynamically presented. The preview of the set of layouts can visually represent the one or one more collages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: John Samuel Barnett, Joshua Barton Dickens, Bryan Kenneth Summersett
  • Patent number: 10630911
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an image processing method and an image processing device. The method includes: retrieving a first image of a specific scene, and capturing a first subject from the first image; determining a first brightness based on the first subject; using the first brightness as a reference value of a bracketing mechanism, and performing the bracketing mechanism to capture a plurality of second images of the specific scene; synthesizing the second images as a first high dynamic range image; capturing a second subject from the first high dynamic range image, wherein the second subject has a second brightness; when the second brightness is lower than the first brightness by a predetermined threshold, optimizing the second subject; synthesizing the optimized second subject with the first high dynamic range image as a second high dynamic range image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ALTEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsu-Lien Huang, Kai-Lin Chan
  • Patent number: 10616578
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for performing semi-global matching (SGM) path cost compression. In some examples, the techniques may perform disparity-dependent sub-sampling of a set of SGM path costs where the sub-sampling ratio is determined based on a candidate disparity level. The sub-sampled SGM path costs may be stored in a memory. When retrieved from memory, the sub-sampled SGM path costs may be interpolated to reconstruct the other path costs not stored in the memory. The reconstructed path costs may be used for further SGM processing. In further examples, the techniques may perform disparity-dependent quantization on the SGM path costs or the sub-sampled SGM path costs, and store the quantized SGM path costs in memory. The techniques of this disclosure may reduce bandwidth as well as reduce the memory footprint needed to implement an SGM algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Do-Kyoung Kwon, Jing-Fei Ren, Darnell Moore
  • Patent number: 10614636
    Abstract: Techniques for providing local geo-positioning using three-dimensional (3D) augmented reality (AR) markers are disclosed. A 3D AR marker located within an occupied space of a user can be displayed on a display of a computing device when the AR marker is within a field of view of the computing device. The 3D AR marker can be identified based on information stored in a storage device of the computing device. Physical attribute information of the 3D AR marker and location information for the 3D AR marker can be retrieved. A distance between the computing device and the 3D AR marker based can be determined based on the physical attribute information. A location of the computing device can then be determined based on the determined distance between the computing device and the 3D AR marker and the location information of the 3D AR marker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Qiaochu Tang, Geoffrey Dagley, Micah Price, Jason Hoover, Stephen Wylie
  • Patent number: 10599936
    Abstract: A method for correcting the distortion of a first imaging optical unit of a first measurement system is provided, wherein the first imaging optical unit has a first measurement accuracy and the method comprises the steps of: a) providing a first sample with first marks, b) measuring the positions of the first marks by use of a second measurement system comprising a second imaging optical unit, which has a second measurement accuracy that is better than the first measurement accuracy, c) establishing on the basis of the positions measured in step b) and predetermined intended positions of the first marks position errors of the first marks on the first sample produced during the manufacture of the first sample, d) measuring the positions of the first marks by use of the first measurement system, e) establishing the measurement error of the first imaging optical unit when determining the position of each first mark on the basis of the positions measured in step d), the position errors established in step c) a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Seidel, Carsten Schmidt, Michael Himmelhaus
  • Patent number: 10582085
    Abstract: Method, device, and storage medium for image processing, and apparatus for image formation are provided. The method includes obtaining original image data and detecting a tilt angle of an image according to the original image data. The method also includes performing a binarization processing on the original image data to obtain binarized image data. The binarization processing and detecting the tilt angle are performed in parallel. Further, the method includes performing a rotation correction on the binarized image data according to the detected tilt angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ZHUHAI SEINE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yangxiao Ma
  • Patent number: 10489893
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for performing image rectification using a single image and information identified from the single image. An image recognition application receives an input image, identifies a plurality of objects in the input image, estimates rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, identifies a plurality of candidate rectification parameters using a voting procedure on the rectification parameters for the plurality of objects, estimates final rectification parameters based on the plurality of candidate rectification parameters, computes a global transformation matrix using the final rectification parameters, and performs image rectification on the input image using the global transformation matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jorge Moraleda, Ekta Prashnani, Michael J. Gormish, Kathrin Berkner, Silvio Savarese
  • Patent number: 10417740
    Abstract: Method of processing a digital image comprising increasing the sample resolution of the digital image from a predetermined resolution including neighboring sample points to an increased resolution including intermediate sample points between adjacent of the neighboring sample points, and populating each of the intermediate sample points depending on the influence of a predetermined number of the neighboring sample points, wherein the influence of the predetermined number of neighboring points are weighted substantially proportional to the proximity of the neighboring sample points relative to the respective intermediate sample points. Also a computer or device-readable medium and a computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Lachlan Barratt
  • Patent number: 10242057
    Abstract: A distributed database system (or federated database system) where a catalog is used to store metadata descriptive of data containers for the constituent database system(s) and/or accelerator system(s) of the federated database. In response to the generation of the trigger signal corresponding to a database definition language (DDL) statement, the accelerator system updates metadata in the catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Bendel, Oliver Benke, Oliver Draese, Namik Hrle, Ruiping Li, Roland Seiffert, Knut Stolze, Maryela E. Weihrauch
  • Patent number: 10217033
    Abstract: A method for generating a graph includes receiving GPS data points for a plurality of GPS tracks. Thereafter, points of greater curvature in the GPS tracks are identified. The method further includes determining a plurality of nodes for the graph based on the identified points of greater curvature in the GPS tracks. Additionally, the method includes determining a plurality of connections between the nodes, the plurality of nodes and the plurality of connections defining the graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyler Maxwell Eastman
  • Patent number: 10039527
    Abstract: An ultrasound probe is equipped with a transducer element array and an internally located position marker trackable by a position sensing system or the like. The position marker is supported by a movement and rotation constraining fixture. The fixture is rigidly connected to the transducer element array of the probe. The fixture constrains the position and orientation of the position marker to match a spatial reference relationship with the transducer element array in the position marker's constrained degrees of freedom. The position marker may moved along and rotated in its unconstrained degrees of freedom to match the spatial reference relationship with the transducer element array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Analogic Canada Corporation
    Inventors: Laurent Pelissier, Kris Dickie, Corina Leung, Bo Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10018691
    Abstract: In a method, by a magnetic resonance device, a transmit B1 field map is determined for a region, a plurality of MR images of at least one part of the region are acquired using transmitter settings differing from each other, and signal intensities of individual pixels measured by the MR images are interpolated by the transmit B1 field map. A correction of the signal intensities may also be effected by carrying out a receive B1 correction by a spatial mirroring of the transmit B1 field map on a symmetry plane of a measured object. A magnetic resonance device is used to carry out the method. The method may be applied, for example, in medical diagnostics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Köhler, Wilfried Landschütz, Jürgen Nistler, Markus Vester
  • Patent number: 10013024
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to permit a user to interact with a head mounted display, such as with the information presented upon a head mounted display. In the context of a method, a first input is received from a first touch sensor positioned upon a first portion of a head mounted display. The method also receives a second input from a second touch sensor positioned upon a second portion of the head mounted display. The second portion of the head mounted display is configured to be opposite the first portion relative to a user's head. The method also includes causing performance of an operation related to the head mounted display based upon a combination of both the first and second inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: David H. Nguyen, Daniel L. Ashbrook, Shigeyuki Seko
  • Patent number: 9940557
    Abstract: A system prints a document by generating a device-dependent font that is appropriate for the document and the print device. The system does this by identifying a font for the document, identifying an affine transformation matrix for the font, using the device resolution and current page location of the print device to modify the affine transformation matrix to yield a current transformation matrix, adding a reverse of the current transformation matrix to the affine transformation matrix to yield a modified font matrix, and generate a print file using the modified font matrix. The print device then uses the print file print the document with a font corresponding to the modified font matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Edward N. Chapman, Reiner Eschbach
  • Patent number: 9894227
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a reading unit, an edge extraction unit, a feature point search unit, a document area size calculation unit, a user operation unit, and a multi-feed determination unit. The reading unit optically reads a document to generate image data. The edge extraction unit extracts an edge of the document from the image data. The feature point search unit searches edge data of the edge extracted by the edge extraction unit for a feature point. The document area size calculation unit calculates a document area size from the feature point found by the feature point search unit. The user operation unit is used by a user to specify a document size. The multi-feed determination unit compares the document area size calculated by the document area size calculation unit with the user-specified document size so as to determine whether multi-feed of the document has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Akiyama
  • Patent number: 9875533
    Abstract: Image processing for productivity applications is provided. An image may be received by a computing device. The computing device may detect the edges comprising the received image and adjust the image based on a skew state of the detected edges. The computing device may then process the adjusted image to correct imbalances. The computing device may then assign an image classification to the processed image. The computing device may then adjust the processed image based on the assigned image classification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Seiichi Kato, Yasufumi Shiraishi, Daniel J. Moffitt, Kenji Nikaido, Daniel Eduardo Martinez, Lu Yuan, Jiangyu Liu, Aleksandar B. Tomic, Ivan Stojiljkovic, Zhengyou Zhang
  • Patent number: 9843831
    Abstract: Embodiments utilize a camera on a universal remote control to automatically detect which device the remote is pointed at by the user. The image captured by the camera is compared to a database of images of known or preconfigured devices that can be controlled by the universal remote control. If the image captured by the camera matches an image in the database, then the universal remote control loads a specific key map for the preconfigured device from the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Mayank Mangla, Venkat Ramana Peddigari
  • Patent number: 9754237
    Abstract: A system and method that computes a quality score for an index image is disclosed. The method includes receiving an index image, computing a blurriness score of the index image based on variance associated with the index image, computing an image resolution score of the index image based on an area of the index image and a threshold area, computing a feature spread score for the index image using a first plurality of features associated with the index image, computing a feature uniqueness score for the index image using a description associated with each of a second plurality of features and determining a quality score for the index image using the blurriness score, the image resolution score, the feature spread score, and the feature uniqueness score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Srikrishna Bhat, Sri Kaushik Pavani, Anshul Garg
  • Patent number: 9716801
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a display; a communication interface; and a controller. The controller is configured to perform: acquiring first map data from a server through the communication interface, the first map data being indicative of a first map image, a first zoom level indicating a first scale of the first map image; displaying the first map image based on the first map data on the display; setting a print area to the first map image; determining a second zoom level on the basis of the first zoom level, the second zoom level indicating a second scale of a second map image, the second map image including at least the print area in the first map image; and acquiring second map data from the server through the communication interface, the second map data being indicative of the second map image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Susumu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9715510
    Abstract: A system and method, which may be an offline method, extracts relevant image features about listing items in a network-based publication system for enabling image similarity searching of such listing items. When a seller lists an item, an image of the item is uploaded and may be sent to a picture processing service, which generates several digests. The digests are compressed data structures each representing a particular image feature such as edge, color, texture, or words. These digests are then stored in a search database, where the digests can be used to retrieve listings by image similarity at scale. A similar process can be performed for a query listing for searching the search database for items similar to the query listing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Naren Chittar, Sanjay Pundlkrao Ghatare, Ryan McDonald, John Roper, Michael Schmitz
  • Patent number: 9659230
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments illustrate methods and systems for estimating a skew angle of an image. The method includes identifying a set of measurable blocks from one or more blocks in said image. The method further includes dilating each measurable block, in said set of measurable blocks, with a predetermined regular structure to create a set of modified measurable blocks. The method further includes selecting a second set of measurable blocks from said set of modified measurable blocks based on a size of each modified measurable block in said set of modified measurable blocks. Thereafter, the method includes determining a slope of each measurable block in said second set of measurable blocks. Further, the slope is utilizable to estimate said skew angle of said image. The method is performed by one or more microprocessors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Sudhagar Subbaian, Sainarayanan Gopalakrishnan, Xing Li, Vignesh Doss, Clara Cuciurean-Zapan
  • Patent number: 9582911
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating one or more graphs corresponding to a data set are included. A computing system may receive user input data indicating a data set, the data set including one or more variables. Variable selection data indicating a subset of the one or more variables included in the data set may be obtained for the data set. An electronic representation of a graph selection structure may be generated based on the variable selection data. One or more graphs may be generated using the graph selection structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: SAS Institute Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Matange, Jyoti Yakowenko
  • Patent number: 9549710
    Abstract: Methods for updating a 2D/3D registration between a three-dimensional image data set corresponding to a target area subjected to a movement and a plurality of two-dimensional projection images of the target area include: selecting a plurality of contour points along a contour, the contour being visible in a first projection image and a three-dimensional image data set registered therewith, the plurality of contour points being associated with a rigid object in the target area; determining a displacement of each contour point of the plurality of contour points between the first projection image and a successively captured second projection image; obtaining movement information for each contour point of the plurality of contour points based on the determined displacement, the movement information describing a movement of the rigid object; and updating the registration based on the obtained movement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Anja Borsdorf, Benno Heigl, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 9405773
    Abstract: Using a processor, receiving, a query including a query image. A database is searched for a set of images similar to the query image, using a two-pass search. The results of the searching are then provided, the results including image members of the set of images similar to the query image. The first pass may be performed using a TF-IDF algorithm and the second pass ranks a predetermined number of results from the first pass by a best match algorithm or other type of algorithm. The type of second pass algorithm may be selectable by a user. If an end signal is not detected, a further two-pass search may be made based on a subsequent query having a subsequent query image. The subsequent query image may be one of the results of the previous two pass search. A subsequent query image may change from an image of a product of a first product category to an image of a product of a second product category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Naren Chittar, Sanjay Pundlkrao Ghatare, Richard D. Henderson, Ryan McDonald, John Roper
  • Patent number: 9324003
    Abstract: A method for matching a region on an object of interest with a geolocation in a coordinate system is disclosed. In one embodiment, an image of a region on an object of interest is captured on an image capture device. The image is processed to detect a located feature using a feature detection algorithm. Further processing of the located feature is performed to derive a first feature descriptor using a feature descriptor extraction algorithm. The feature descriptor is stored in a memory. A database of feature descriptors having geolocation information associated with the feature descriptors is searched for a match to the first feature descriptor. The geolocation information is then made available for access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Trimble Navigation Limited
    Inventors: Peter G. France, Shawn D. Weisenburger
  • Patent number: 9286021
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying map layers in order. First vector data which defines one or more features of a first layer of a map is received from a server. Second vector data which defines one or more features of a second layer of the map is received from the server. A first order for displaying the one or more features of the first layer relative to the one more features of the second layer is received. The first vector data and the second vector data are rendered for display based on the received first order, to display the one or more features defined by the first layer relative to the one or more features defined by the second layer based on the received first order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Charles Appleton, James Brian McGill
  • Patent number: 9269131
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus which can increase processing speed, reduce memory access load, and enhance ease of control in image processing. Coordinate computations through different geometric deformations are performed on respective pixels of an input image, thus calculating post-geometric deformation coordinates and coordinate moving vectors. Geometric deformation parameters for geometric deformations are output to a plurality of coordinate computation units connected in series. The coordinate moving vectors are collectively combined together to generate combined coordinate moving vectors, based on which coordinates of pixels in an image to be output are converted into coordinates of the pixels of the input image. The coordinate computations are performed based on the coordinates of the pixels of the input image and the geometric deformation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Tsubaki, Ken Terasawa
  • Patent number: 9245313
    Abstract: A semiconductor device 1 includes an image input unit 11 and an image output unit 12. The image input unit 11 receives first image data from a camera 91 and outputs second image data to a memory unit 93 through a shared bus 130. The image output unit 12 receives the second image data stored in the memory unit 93 through the shared bus 130 and outputs third image data to a monitor 92. The third image data is generated by performing an affine-conversion on the first image data. Magnification processing in the affine-conversion is not performed in the image input unit 11. In this way, it is possible to provide an excellent semiconductor device suitable for image processing or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Renesas Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Akihiro Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Hamasaki
  • Patent number: 9244942
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first memory, a second memory, and a memory interface. The first memory may be configured to store an entire image. The second memory may be configured to store a portion of the image during an image processing operation. The memory interface may be configured to transfer the portion of the image (i) from a source area of the first memory to the second memory prior to the image processing operation and (ii) from the second memory to a destination area of the first memory following the image processing operation based upon how the source area and the destination area overlap in the first memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ambarella, Inc.
    Inventor: Melvyn Lim
  • Patent number: 9214011
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for estimating defocus direction from a single image obtained, such as in a digital camera apparatus, are presented. To determine defocus direction, point spread function (PSF) differences for the image are evaluated in the frequency domain, with frequency pairs being found having largest difference in their Fourier transform magnitudes, from which a direction estimate feature is extracted, and defocus direction estimated based on relation of estimated feature and statistics derived from camera image tests. The method can be applied for controlling autofocus mechanisms in cameras, or other applications requiring rapid determination of defocus directions, such as from a single image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jianing Wei, Alexander Berestov
  • Patent number: 9160994
    Abstract: A terminal device connected with a display device includes: an input unit to which operation information is inputted; an image generating unit which generates a configuration designation image including a position designation area corresponding to a display area of the display device and an icon arrangement area where an icon corresponding to an image that can be designated in relation to the position designation area is arranged; and a setting unit which designates an icon to be arranged in the icon arrangement area in relation to the position designation area, based on the operation information, and thereby sets an image corresponding to the icon as a display image in the display area. The icon includes a first icon corresponding to an image supplied from the terminal device connected with the display device and a second icon corresponding to a predetermined pattern image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Issei Yokoyama
  • Patent number: 9158968
    Abstract: An apparatus for extracting a changed part of an image includes a separate graphic-element acquisition unit configured to acquire separate graphic-elements included in each of a first image and a second image and an integrative graphic-element acquisition unit configured to associate the separate graphic-elements with one another based on geometric relation thereamong, and to acquire integrative graphic-elements each including the separate graphic-elements associated with one another. The apparatus further includes a correspondence relation acquisition unit configured to acquire correspondence relation between the integrative graphic-element included in the first image and the integrative graphic-element included in the second image and a changed part extraction unit configured to extract a changed part between the first image and the second image based on the correspondence relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9147272
    Abstract: A computerized method for providing mapping, data management, and analysis. A user request for creation of a map with a desired Gaussian aggregation and desired color map parameters is received. Vector geographic data is loaded at the server. The vector geographic data comprises location data, and the location data comprises an attribute. The vector geographic data is rasterized to create image data composed of pixels. The image data is converted to a certain scale grayscale image data. A convolution operation is performed on the grayscale image data to provide an aggregation of the data using a kernel radius, wherein the kernel radius is adjusted in accordance with the desired zoom level. Convolution results are applied to a color ramp; the map for the location data is created based on the color ramp and the convolution results, and the map is provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Ingrassia, Pramukta Satya Kumar, Sean Gorman
  • Patent number: 9148595
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a solid state imaging device includes a first image sensor, a second image sensor, and an imaging processing circuit. A plurality of photoelectric conversion units are arranged in each of the first image sensor and the second image sensor. All of the photoelectric conversion units are configured to include pixels with different charge storage times. The imaging processing circuit includes an output combining unit. The output combining unit combines outputs by the pixels with different charge storage times with respect to each of the photoelectric conversion units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Shiroshi Kanemitsu, Tatsuji Ashitani, Miho Iizuka
  • Patent number: 9092909
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provide the ability to scale a diagram. An image is selected and utilized as a background image. Full geometry is obtained and is displayed with the background image. The full geometry is a first geometry and remaining second geometry. The first geometry is selected and a reference length for the selected first geometry is specified. The remaining second geometry is in the diagram is scaled based on the specified reference length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Autodesk, Inc.
    Inventors: Michal Hrcka, Lance Wilson Grow, David Obergries
  • Patent number: 9076063
    Abstract: A method of obtaining symmetry information of objects, the method includes: acquiring at least one second feature point matched to at least one first feature point of the objects, which are extracted from an ultrasound image of the objects, from a mirror image obtained by reversing the ultrasound image based on an arbitrary axis; acquiring a third feature point corresponding to a location of the second feature point in the mirror image from the ultrasound image; determining a symmetry axis of the objects by using a center point between the first feature point and the third feature point; and acquiring symmetry information indicating whether the objects are symmetrical about the determined symmetry axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang-hee Lee
  • Patent number: 9077926
    Abstract: An image processing method includes estimating corners of a contour of an object area in an obtained image, searching for contour lines of the object area between every two points which are offset from the estimated corners within a predetermined degree or distance along a direction away from the object area respectively, and determining intersection points of the contour lines as final corners of the contour of the object area, and determining contour lines between the final corners as a final contour of the object area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuan He, Jun Sun, Hao Yu, Satoshi Naoi
  • Patent number: 9071753
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes: an imaging unit that respectively generates, with imaging devices different from one another, a first captured image with a specific direction of a subject set in a longitudinal direction, a second captured image with an orthogonal direction orthogonal to the specific direction set in a longitudinal direction and including a subject adjacent to one side of the orthogonal direction of the subject included in the first captured image, and a third captured image with the orthogonal direction set in a longitudinal direction and including a subject adjacent to the other side of the orthogonal direction of the subject included in the first captured image; a detecting unit that detects a state of the imaging apparatus; and a control unit that determines, based on the detected state, a range of a target image as a target of display or recording among the first to third captured images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Minoru Ishida
  • Patent number: 9049387
    Abstract: A method of generating view-dependent compensated images is disclosed. A uniform image is projected on a reflective screen, resulting in a first captured image. The distribution of specular highlight is predicted according to the first captured image, thereby obtaining model parameters. Calibration images are estimated according to the model parameters and a viewing angle, and a compensated image is generated according to the calibration images at the viewing angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignees: National Taiwan University, Himax Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Chen-Tai Kao, Tai-Hsiang Huang, Homer H. Chen, Ling-Hsiu Huang