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Number: 382/173
Name: Image analysis > Image segmentation
Description: Subject matter wherein operations are carried out on an image so that certain meaningful regions of pattern*s of interest, as defined by an observer, are distinguishable from other regions or pattern*s.

Sub-classes under this class:

Class Number Class Name Patents
382/176 Distinguishing text from other regions 891
382/180 Region labeling (e.g., page description language) 452
382/177 Segmenting individual characters or words 407
382/175 Separating document regions using preprinted guides or markings 316
382/174 Using projections (i.e., shadow or profile of characters) 233

Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8712154 Image processing system and method Apr. 29, 2014
8712153 Subpixel-based image down-sampling Apr. 29, 2014
8712139 Methods and systems for automated segmentation of dense cell populations Apr. 29, 2014
8712137 Methods and system for displaying segmented images Apr. 29, 2014
8711419 Preserving user applied markings made to a hardcopy original document Apr. 29, 2014
8705934 Moving picture processing apparatus, moving picture processing method, and program Apr. 22, 2014
8705879 Image compression acceleration using multiple processors Apr. 22, 2014
8705877 Method and apparatus for fast computational stereo Apr. 22, 2014
8705870 Image searching by approximate .kappa.-NN graph Apr. 22, 2014
8705861 Context processor for video analysis system Apr. 22, 2014
8705860 Grouping variables for fast image labeling Apr. 22, 2014
8705834 Methods and apparatus for image analysis using threshold compactness features Apr. 22, 2014
8693790 Form template definition method and form template definition apparatus Apr. 8, 2014
8693744 Systems and methods for generating a contour for a medical image Apr. 8, 2014
8687918 Image processing method, image processing system, and computer program Apr. 1, 2014
8687889 Form image managing system and form image managing method Apr. 1, 2014
8687888 Region specification method, region specification apparatus, recording medium, server, and system Apr. 1, 2014
8687887 Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and image processing program Apr. 1, 2014
8682079 Automatic extraction of built-up footprints from high resolution overhead imagery through manipulation of alpha-tree data structures Mar. 25, 2014
8682074 Method for checking the segmentation of a structure in image data Mar. 25, 2014
8682073 Method of pupil segmentation Mar. 25, 2014
8682072 Image segmentation Mar. 25, 2014
8682063 Methods and apparatus for dynamic color flow modeling Mar. 25, 2014
8682029 Rule-based segmentation for objects with frontal view in color images Mar. 25, 2014
8681222 Adaptation for clear path detection with additional classifiers Mar. 25, 2014
8676552 Methods and apparatus for simulation of fluid motion using procedural shape growth Mar. 18, 2014
8675914 Method and system for needle tracking in fluoroscopic image sequences Mar. 18, 2014
8670649 Scene detection using weighting function Mar. 11, 2014
8670616 Region specification method, region specification apparatus, recording medium, server, and system Mar. 11, 2014
8670615 Refinement of segmentation markup Mar. 11, 2014
8670609 Systems and methods for evaluating images Mar. 11, 2014
8666220 Recording/reproducing apparatus and method of controlling the apparatus Mar. 4, 2014
8666193 Geometric method of transforming a two-dimensional image Mar. 4, 2014
8666164 System and method for modeling a region segmented image Mar. 4, 2014
8666145 System and method for identifying a region of interest in a digital image Mar. 4, 2014
8666114 System and method for geospatial partitioning of a geographical region Mar. 4, 2014
8665307 Augmenting a video conference Mar. 4, 2014
8660353 Function-based representation of N-dimensional structures Feb. 25, 2014
8660352 Quality assessment of images with extended dynamic range Feb. 25, 2014
8660351 Auto-cropping images using saliency maps Feb. 25, 2014
8660350 Image segmentation devices and methods based on sequential frame image of static scene Feb. 25, 2014
8660349 Screen area detection method and screen area detection system Feb. 25, 2014
8660305 Method and apparatus for removing a visual object from a visual data stream Feb. 25, 2014
8656253 Storing portions of data in a dispersed storage network Feb. 18, 2014
8655073 System and method for converting source image data to tile data Feb. 18, 2014
8655072 Medical image processing apparatus and medical image processing program Feb. 18, 2014
8655071 Methods and systems for determining a document region-of-interest in an image Feb. 18, 2014
8655070 Tree detection form aerial imagery Feb. 18, 2014
8655069 Updating image segmentation following user input Feb. 18, 2014
8650635 Pressure sensitive multi-layer passwords Feb. 11, 2014

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