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Number: 382/259
Name: Image analysis > Image enhancement or restoration > Object boundary expansion or contraction > Line thinning or thickening > Skeletonizing
Description: Subject matter wherein the objects which, for example, may be the strokes or lines forming an alpha-numeric character, are reduced to a one pixel* width while their connectedness is maintained.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8630017 Ink jet printing apparatus that identifies a region adjacent to a character for a thinning operation Jan. 14, 2014
8605978 Medical image processing apparatus and method, and computer readable recording medium on which is recorded program for the same Dec. 10, 2013
8578299 Method and computing device in a system for motion detection Nov. 5, 2013
8538188 Method and apparatus for transferring and reconstructing an image of a computer readable medium Sep. 17, 2013
8401325 Image processing method, image processing apparatus, and computer program for core line modification of a thinning figure in an image process Mar. 19, 2013
8374455 Method of analyzing an image of hydrides in a metal alloy, notably in a nuclear fuel cladding alloy Feb. 12, 2013
8340457 Image analysis method, image analysis program and pixel evaluation system having the sames Dec. 25, 2012
8295630 Image processing system and method Oct. 23, 2012
8274567 Image processing method, apparatus and system Sep. 25, 2012
8238682 Parallel processing for generating a thinned image Aug. 7, 2012
8189943 Method for up-sampling depth images May. 29, 2012
8170287 Real-time self collision and obstacle avoidance May. 1, 2012
8102912 Image processing device and computer terminal, and signal separation method Jan. 24, 2012
8041141 Method and software for shape representation with curve skeletons Oct. 18, 2011
8014565 Labeling used in motion capture Sep. 6, 2011
7876932 Method and apparatus for representing an area of a raster image by a centerline Jan. 25, 2011
7873235 Fog isolation and rejection filter Jan. 18, 2011
7835583 Method of separating vertical and horizontal components of a rasterized image Nov. 16, 2010
7756314 Methods and systems for computer aided targeting Jul. 13, 2010
7590268 Method and apparatus for representing an area of a raster image by a centerline Sep. 15, 2009
7468734 Apparatus for and method of graphic processing and computer-readable program Dec. 23, 2008
7447341 Methods and systems for computer aided targeting Nov. 4, 2008
7447344 System and method for visualization of pulmonary emboli from high-resolution computed tomography images Nov. 4, 2008
7412360 Method and apparatus for shape deformation and placement Aug. 12, 2008
7372983 Method for automatic branch labeling May. 13, 2008
7308112 Sign based human-machine interaction Dec. 11, 2007
7295714 Image processing circuit and image processing method that prevent problems occurring in image reduction Nov. 13, 2007
7295211 Method of automatic image processing Nov. 13, 2007
7280683 Method, code, and system for assaying joint deformity Oct. 9, 2007
7187785 Image processing method and apparatus Mar. 6, 2007
7177480 Graphic processing method and device Feb. 13, 2007
7023441 Shape descriptor extracting method Apr. 4, 2006
6901168 Method for segmenting and identifying a document, in particular a technical chart May. 31, 2005
6894694 Producing automatic "painting" effects in images May. 17, 2005
6882740 System and method for determining a seed vigor index from germinated seedlings by automatic separation of overlapped seedlings Apr. 19, 2005
6775418 Image processing device and processing method Aug. 10, 2004
6763127 Apparatus and method for fingerprint recognition system Jul. 13, 2004
6754396 Method of processing of a single raster element of a skeletonized binary image through the use of tiles Jun. 22, 2004
6504953 Method for the automatic removal of image errors Jan. 7, 2003
6393159 Multiscale characterization and analysis of shapes May. 21, 2002
6377710 Method and apparatus for extracting the skeleton of a binary figure by contour-based erosion Apr. 23, 2002
6259821 PDL operator overloading for line width management of lines that intersect filled objects Jul. 10, 2001
6252996 Systems and methods for image conversion useful in the transformation of photographic pictures into templates for painting Jun. 26, 2001
6175655 Medical imaging system for displaying, manipulating and analyzing three-dimensional images Jan. 16, 2001
6157750 Methods of transforming a basic shape element of a character Dec. 5, 2000
6134353 Digital image processing method for automatic extraction of strip-shaped objects Oct. 17, 2000
6130966 Image processing system and method for converting an input N-valued (N>or-Z) image into an M-valued (M>N) image Oct. 10, 2000
6058219 Method of skeletonizing a binary image using compressed run length data May. 2, 2000
6054998 Document display system for displaying documents set in fonts not native to a display device Apr. 25, 2000

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