Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 7,995,810

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

8-9-2011

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US) ; University of Notre Dame du Lac (Notre Dame, IN, US)

Application Number

11/474,070

Date Filed

2006-06-23

Total Pages

38 pages

Abstract

A system and methods for the efficient segmentation of globally optimal surfaces representing object boundaries in volumetric datasets is provided. An optical surface detection system and methods are provided that are capable of simultaneously detecting multiple interacting surfaces in which the optimality is controlled by the cost functions designed for individual surfaces and by several geometric constraints defining the surface smoothness and interrelations.

Share

COinS
 

URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/546