Patent Number: 7,787,678

Title: Devices, systems, and methods for processing images

Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can comprise a method, which can comprise, automatically determining a target object from an image via an application of an iterative minimization algorithm to an energy function. Each iteration of the iterative minimization algorithm can comprise a comparison of a model with an estimated contour of the target object.

Inventors: Unal; Gozde (West Windsor, NJ), Slabaugh; Gregory G. (Princeton, NJ), Fang; Tong (Morganville, NJ)

Assignee: Siemens Corporation

International Classification: G06K 9/00 (20060101); G06F 7/60 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018