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Laura HorcajadaLaura Horcajada

Data acquisition apparatus using vision camera

The present invention relates to a data acquisition apparatus using a vision camera, which photographs, by the vision camera, measurement values displayed on one or more displays, acquires data for the measurement values from the photographed image, and then stores the data on a computer. A data acquisition apparatus using a vision camera according to the present invention comprises: a display for converting a measurement signal of a sensor into a digital value and displaying a measurement value; a display panel to which one or more displays are attached; a vision camera which is installed apart from the display panel to photograph the measurement values displayed on each of the displays; and a computer having a first program and a second program installed thereon, in which the first program processes images photographed by the vision camera and recognizes the measurement values displayed on each of the displays, and the second program stores each of the recognized measurement values as a data file.

Publication number: WO2016039554A1 | Search similar patents

A method of recognizing an object in a digital image, corresponding computer program product, and device therefor

The invention concerns a method of recognizing an object in a digital image, the method comprising the steps of acquiring (101) the digital image, deriving (102) image data representative of the digital image, extracting (103) an image feature from the image data, receiving (104) a characteristic from a transmitter associated with the object, comparing (105) the image feature to the characteristic, and, based on the image feature, identifying (107) an instance of the object depicted in the digital image by establishing a match (106) between the im age feature and the characteristic. The invention further concerns a computer program product and a device therefor.

Publication number: EP2328112A1 | Search similar patents

System and method to view crash dump information using a 2-d barcode

In some embodiments, the invention involves a system and method for the generation and use of a compact crash dump that can be viewed and/or captured as a two-dimensional (2-D) high contrast graphical barcode. When an error is detected, machine context and other relevant information is formatted for entry to a barcode generator unit. The barcode generator unit received formatted text or codes, and outputs a 2-D barcode for visible capture. The barcode image is ultimately transformed into an electronic image which may be sent to an error reporting site, or individual. The error reporting site uses a decoding unit to decode the high contrast graphical image of the 2-D barcode. The resulting decoded information provides an analyst, or automated system with information relevant to debugging the error. Other embodiments are described and claimed.

Publication number: EP2267599A1 | Search similar patents

Video coding system for images and video from air or satellite platform assisted by sensors and by a geometric model of the scene


The described system simultaneously uses an estimation of position and orientation of an image sensor and a geometric model of the scene, made available from a geographic database, to generate a coded flow of bits starting from a video sequence. Camera position and orientation data and geometric model of the scene are used by the video coding system to initialize the movement estimation. In particular, in the ground transmission scenario of video or images from air or satellite platforms, the estimation of camera position and attitude can be made available by the on-board navigation system.

Publication number: WO2015079470A2 | Search similar patents

Method of generating an animated video sequence


A method for generating an animated video sequence comprises obtaining (100) a photographic image of a scene and determining (102) a projection function of the photographic image, wherein the projection function maps the three-dimensional scene onto the two-dimensional photographic image. A three-dimensional model of an animated object is obtained (104) and the animated object is transformed (106) into a series of two-dimensional object images based on the obtained projection function. The two-dimensional object images are then merged (108) with the photographic image.

Publication number: EP2779102A1 | Search similar patents

Augmented reality system

The invention is directed to a method and system for generating augmented reality images for display on a computing device. The invention includes acquiring at least one visual scene using a camera device of the computing device, the acquired visual scene including at least a first reference marker having predetermined characteristics. Once the scene is acquired, graphical content is generated having parameters derived from the first reference marker. The graphical content is superimposed on the acquired at least one visual scene for display on the computing device. A further step of iteratively repeating the steps for display of a plurality of augmented reality images as an image stream on the computing device may also be disclosed. An augmented reality device and a system for generating augmented reality images on a computer device are also disclosed.

Publication number: WO2016005948A2 | Search similar patents

Digital photograph frame

A digital photograph frame (100) displays photographic data shot by a digital camera on a flat display (122) and functions as a photograph stand. The frame (100) can also upload an appropriate photograph to a server (22) via the Internet for storing on the server (22), and download it at a desired time for displaying on the display (122), whereby, digital photograph data can be displayed on the photograph frame for a decorating purpose. Even a user not having a personal computer can effectively manage data of many photographs.

Publication number: WO0122390A1 | Search similar patents

Using photographer identity to classify images

A method of identifying at least one particular person of interest in a collection of digital images taken over time, includes providing the collection of digital images with each digital image containing one or more persons; storing in a digital database an appearance model having a set of features associated with the particular person of interest and a prior probability of the person of interest appearing in images by a particular photographer; and comparing the appearance model with features extracted from the digital images in the collection of digital images and using the prior probability and the appearance model to determine if the particular person of interest is in one or more digital images in the collection of digital images.

Publication number: EP1886255A1 | Search similar patents

System and method for machine vision analysis of an object using a reduced number of cameras

A system and method for analyzing an object using a reduced number of cameras and/or a reduced number of acquired images. The system and method may be utilized in a machine vision application, e.g., in order to inspect manufactured objects. The method may operate to acquire an image, or a plurality of images, of the object. In order to reduce the number of images that need to be acquired, at least one of the acquired images includes visual information for two or more sides of the object. Such an image may be acquired by a camera positioned in any of various ways such that the camera can capture visual information for multiple sides of the object. The acquired images of the object may then be received by computer systems connected to the cameras and analyzed using image processing software. For each image that includes visual information for multiple sides of the object, analyzing the image may comprise determining regions of interest within the image, wherein each region of interest corresponds to one side of the object. Each of these regions of interest may then be analyzed separately. In a machine vision manufacturing application, the results of the image analyses may be used to determine whether the object meets desired production standards. The images or ROIs may be analyzed using any of various techniques or algorithms designed to detect any of various characteristics or defects of the object.

Publication number: US6493079B1 | Search similar patents

A system and method for 3d space-dimension based image processing

Apparatus for 3D representation of image data, comprises: a structure identifier for identifying structures in motion within image data, and a skeleton insertion unit, which associates three-dimensional skeleton elements with the identified structures. The skeleton elements are able to move with the structures to provide a three-dimensional motion and structure understanding of said image data which can be projected back onto the input data. As well as individual elements, complex bodies can be modeled by complex skeletons having multiple elements. The skeleton elements themselves can be used to identify the complex objects.

Publication number: EP1789928A2 | Search similar patents

Machine vision analysis apparatus

A machine vision analysis apparatus and method for automatically checking objects for specified characteristics. A video camera is provided for producing an analog video input signal corresponding to an area having an object therein being observed by the video camera. A video timer and synchronizer is used for coordinating synchronous operation of the machine vision apparatus. A digital-to-analog converter is also provided for converting a digital threshold gray level into an analog threshold level corresponding to said digital threshold level, wherein an upper and a lower threshold level are produced. A comparator is used for digitizing the analog video input signal into a digitized video signal based on the analog threshold gray levels, wherein the video input gray level must fall between the lower threshold gray level and the upper threshold gray level for a pixel to be digitized into an ON state. A pixel counter is used for summing the number of ON pixels in the digitized video signal within a predetermined portion of said video signal and produces a binary digital count output corresponding to the number of ON pixels. A microprocessor based digital control is used for analyzing and comparing said digital count output with expected and desired count results, and a program is provided for controlling operation of the microprocessor.

Publication number: US5077806A | Search similar patents

Computer graphics for animation by time-sequenced textures

In a computer graphics system, wherein three-dimensional data is processed to produce dynamic displays, two-dimensional texture images are sequentially mapped onto objects in the display to form movable animated figures. Objects receiving two-dimensional texture maps may be transparent and take specific forms for certain effects, for example, intersecting planes, stamps, moving objects, and so on. Texture maps are composed utilizing a variety of source devices including: computer graphics systems, video cameras, two-dimensional scanners.

Publication number: US5561745A | Search similar patents

Model based image editing and correction

A system and method is described for automatically editing digital images. An image to be edited is selected and registered with a model that is an abstract of features and attributes common to a category of images to which the selected image belongs. In the illustrated embodiment, a human face is used as an example of an image to be edited and the matching model is a representation of features and attributes common to all human faces. Many other images of objects may also be edited using the techniques of the invention, as long as a general class of objects to which an image belongs is amenable to being represented by a model comprising a set of common features or attributes. A library of different models is available to the user for selecting the model matching the image to be edited. The library includes different models of the same object in different orientations and may also include models of different objects. After the appropriate model is selected, the user is prompted to register the details of the selected image with the generalized features and attributes of the selected model. Editing processes or tools, which are linked to the model, are then automatically appled to the image in order to perform a desired editing function. In addition to applying editing techniques to existing images in a larger image, the invention enables a user to paste and blend images into another, larger image--e.g., create a morphing effect by pasting one persons head over the head of another in an original image.

Publication number: US5990901A | Search similar patents

Three-dimensional photograph

A three-dimensional photographic technique comprises scanning the outside surface of the three-dimensional surface such as a human subject using a color digitizer which generates spatial and color data relating to the outside surface. The spatial data is used to generate a mold having a concave surface corresponding to the outside surface of the subject. A thin hollow shell of transparent plastics material is molded in the mold to define an outer surface of the shell which corresponds to the outer surface of the subject. The photographic material is applied on the inside surface of the hollow shell and is exposed using an image manipulation system and fiber optic transportation system which extracts the light from a screen and transmit it to a position adjacent the outside surface of the hollow shell to provide the required colored image on the photographic material for display through the transparent material of the hollow shell.

Publication number: US5363159A | Search similar patents

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