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Number: 382/257
Name: Image analysis > Image enhancement or restoration > Object boundary expansion or contraction > Dilation or erosion (e.g., opening or closing)
Description: Subject matter in which pixel*s are added or deleted by a specific morphological operation that passes a structuring element over the entire image.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8666185 Compression of digital images of scanned documents Mar. 4, 2014
8666190 Local black points in aerial imagery Mar. 4, 2014
8594722 Wireless image distribution system and method Nov. 26, 2013
8577162 Output apparatus and output method Nov. 5, 2013
8553928 Image processing method and image inspecting method Oct. 8, 2013
8538163 Method and system for detecting edges within an image Sep. 17, 2013
8463054 Hierarchical OCR using decision tree and nonparametric classifier Jun. 11, 2013
8437570 Geodesic image and video processing May. 7, 2013
8437797 Wireless image distribution system and method May. 7, 2013
8433104 Image processing method for background removal Apr. 30, 2013
8411997 Image capture device and program storage medium Apr. 2, 2013
8374349 Image encryption apparatus and image decryption apparatus Feb. 12, 2013
8374456 Method for synthesizing a virtual image from a reduced resolution depth image Feb. 12, 2013
8369614 Edge control in a digital color image via tone and size dependent dilation of pixels Feb. 5, 2013
8355599 Methods and devices for detecting changes in background of images using multiple binary images thereof and hough transformation Jan. 15, 2013
8340457 Image analysis method, image analysis program and pixel evaluation system having the sames Dec. 25, 2012
8331687 Image processing device and method for extracting a gloss region Dec. 11, 2012
8331706 Compression of digital images of scanned documents Dec. 11, 2012
8264730 Image processing apparatus and image forming apparatus Sep. 11, 2012
8237991 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program Aug. 7, 2012
8189943 Method for up-sampling depth images May. 29, 2012
8180154 Method and apparatus for region-based segmentation image processing using region mapping May. 15, 2012
8150193 Generating an erosion image utilizing parallel pixel processing Apr. 3, 2012
8139859 Method for automatic detection of data in in-vivo images Mar. 20, 2012
8135174 Automatic image object identification using threshold gradient magnitude based on terrain type Mar. 13, 2012
8126268 Edge-guided morphological closing in segmentation of video sequences Feb. 28, 2012
8098907 Method and system for local adaptive detection of microaneurysms in digital fundus images Jan. 17, 2012
8090018 Image processing apparatus and method of the same Jan. 3, 2012
8072472 System and method for scaling overlay images Dec. 6, 2011
8073281 Generating a dilation image utilizing parallel pixel processing Dec. 6, 2011
8068684 Compression of digital images of scanned documents Nov. 29, 2011
8023737 Method and device for the segmentation of regions and related computer program product Sep. 20, 2011
8000555 Defective image detection method and storage medium storing program Aug. 16, 2011
7991229 Reducing compression artifacts in multi-layer images Aug. 2, 2011
7978898 Image acquiring apparatus, image acquiring method, and image acquiring program Jul. 12, 2011
7974499 Method and apparatus for efficient computation of morphology operations Jul. 5, 2011
7940420 Color image forming apparatus and method and image processing program May. 10, 2011
7924469 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program Apr. 12, 2011
7903899 Method of geometric coarsening and segmenting of still images Mar. 8, 2011
7889395 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program Feb. 15, 2011
7873235 Fog isolation and rejection filter Jan. 18, 2011
7840054 Ultrasound image enhancement and speckle mitigation method Nov. 23, 2010
7831099 Pattern matching device, image encoder, image decoder, image processing system, computer readable media storing programs, and computer data signal Nov. 9, 2010
7826675 Feature-aware image defect removal Nov. 2, 2010
7813580 Method for adaptive image region partition and morphologic processing Oct. 12, 2010
7801352 Image acquiring apparatus, image acquiring method, and image acquiring program Sep. 21, 2010
7787664 Recomposing photographs from multiple frames Aug. 31, 2010
7769244 Automatic digital film and video restoration Aug. 3, 2010
7764840 System, method and apparatus for clustering features using an expansion shape Jul. 27, 2010
7760941 Method and apparatus of segmenting an object in a data set and of determination of the volume of segmented object Jul. 20, 2010

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