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Number: 382/308
Name: Image analysis > Image transformation or preprocessing > General purpose image processor > Morphological operations (i.e., local neighborhood operations)
Description: Subject matter wherein the processing is limited to local neighborhood operations performed on an image and implemented by convolving the image with an image of a structuring element, typically a 3x3 or 5x5 pixel* object, kernel or window.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8666193 Geometric method of transforming a two-dimensional image Mar. 4, 2014
8620051 Registration of optical images of turbid media Dec. 31, 2013
8571343 Methods and systems for document-image correction Oct. 29, 2013
8553928 Image processing method and image inspecting method Oct. 8, 2013
8538205 Multi-function summing machine Sep. 17, 2013
8463054 Hierarchical OCR using decision tree and nonparametric classifier Jun. 11, 2013
8406491 Image registration method for medical image sequences Mar. 26, 2013
8331672 Method and apparatus for recognizing character in character recognizing apparatus Dec. 11, 2012
8270756 Method for estimating noise Sep. 18, 2012
8254676 Methods and systems for identifying a thin object Aug. 28, 2012
8238666 Recognition of parameterised shapes from document images Aug. 7, 2012
RE43479 Color interpolation method Jun. 19, 2012
8189960 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program and recording medium May. 29, 2012
8174611 Digital image segmentation using flash May. 8, 2012
8160382 Method of object recognition in image data using combined edge magnitude and edge direction analysis techniques Apr. 17, 2012
8160296 Change analyst Apr. 17, 2012
8120808 Apparatus, method, and program for laying out images Feb. 21, 2012
8073281 Generating a dilation image utilizing parallel pixel processing Dec. 6, 2011
8064723 Method and apparatus for fast volume rendering of 3D ultrasound image Nov. 22, 2011
8059862 Change analyst Nov. 15, 2011
8013910 Imaging apparatus, imaging circuit and imaging method Sep. 6, 2011
8009880 Recovering parameters from a sub-optimal image Aug. 30, 2011
8000555 Defective image detection method and storage medium storing program Aug. 16, 2011
7974499 Method and apparatus for efficient computation of morphology operations Jul. 5, 2011
7940982 Method and apparatus for color space conversion using per-color selection of look-up table density May. 10, 2011
7881508 Method, apparatus, and program for judging medical images Feb. 1, 2011
7873235 Fog isolation and rejection filter Jan. 18, 2011
7844107 Stereo image matching method and system using image multiple lines Nov. 30, 2010
7831099 Pattern matching device, image encoder, image decoder, image processing system, computer readable media storing programs, and computer data signal Nov. 9, 2010
7756363 System and method for image processing Jul. 13, 2010
7706625 Trilateral filter for medical diagnostic imaging Apr. 27, 2010
7697742 Lesion boundary detection Apr. 13, 2010
7684633 System and method for image file size control in scanning services Mar. 23, 2010
7672013 Methods and apparatus for electronically trapping digital images Mar. 2, 2010
7630558 Direction-sensitive line detection operator for image data Dec. 8, 2009
7606445 Methods and systems for ultrasound inspection Oct. 20, 2009
7573513 Image processing device and image processing method Aug. 11, 2009
7570794 System and method for evaluating a machined surface of a cast metal component Aug. 4, 2009
7529397 Automatic seeding points selection for DTI fiber tracking May. 5, 2009
7515764 Image processing apparatus using morphology Apr. 7, 2009
7496231 Color interpolation method Feb. 24, 2009
7493340 Image retrieval based on relevance feedback Feb. 17, 2009
7486838 Noise reduction apparatus Feb. 3, 2009
7471835 Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding image data Dec. 30, 2008
7382941 Apparatus and method of compressing dynamic range of image Jun. 3, 2008
7359542 Method and apparatus for detecting anomalous shadows Apr. 15, 2008
7359536 Automated method for image analysis of residual protein Apr. 15, 2008
7359567 Signal processing apparatus for eliminating ringing signal and method thereof, record medium, and program Apr. 15, 2008
7330609 MTF measuring method and system Feb. 12, 2008
7321676 Automatic determination of the long axis of the left ventricle in 3D cardiac imaging Jan. 22, 2008

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