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1. US20090290796 - Image processing apparatus and image processing method

Office United States of America
Application Number 12453500
Application Date 13.05.2009
Publication Number 20090290796
Publication Date 26.11.2009
Grant Number 08488896
Grant Date 16.07.2013
Publication Kind B2
IPC
G06T 3/4038
G06T 5/001
G06T 7/0081
H04N 5/272
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5Details of television systems
222Studio circuitry; Studio devices; Studio equipment
262Studio circuits, e.g. for mixing, switching-over, change of character of image, other special effects
272Means for inserting a foreground image in a background image, i.e. inlay, outlay
Applicants Shi Zhongchao
Ricoh Company, Ltd.
Du Cheng
Li Tao
Wang Gang
Inventors Shi Zhongchao
Du Cheng
Li Tao
Wang Gang
Agents Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C.
Title
(EN) Image processing apparatus and image processing method
Abstract
(EN)

An image processing apparatus and an image processing method blurs a background portion of an image. The image processing apparatus includes an image acquiring unit for acquiring original image data; an image processing unit for separating background pixels from foreground pixels in the original image; an image filtering unit for filtering the background pixels; and an image merging unit for merging the foreground pixels with the filtered background pixels in order to generate a new image having a blurred background.