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IDENTIFICATION OF UNCOMMON OBJECTS IN CONTAINERS

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20160335524
9,760,801
A1
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A system for identifying in an image an object that is commonly found in a collection of images and for identifying a portion of an image that represents an object based on a consensus analysis of segmentations of the image. The system collects images of containers that contain objects for generating a collection of common objects within the containers. To process the images, the system generates a segmentation of each image. The image analysis system may also generate multiple segmentations for each image by introducing variations in the selection of voxels to be merged into a segment. The system then generates clusters of the segments based on similarity among the segments. Each cluster represents a common object found in the containers. Once the clustering is complete, the system may be used to identify common objects in images of new containers based on similarity between segments of images and the clusters.
Bremer, Peer-Timo (Livermore, CA), Kim, Hyojin (Livermore, CA), Thiagarajan, Jayaraman J. (Livermore, WA)
14/ 709,741
May 12, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] The United States government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.