06101289 is referenced by 343 patents and cites 9 patents.

A system and method are disclosed for providing an unencumbered capture by a computer system of an object in real-time. An object is placed in a displayer having an appropriate blue-screen surface which is positioned in the view of a camera connected to a computer. The camera captures a frame of an input image which included the object within the displayer being held by a user and possibly other background items. The system identifies a reduced-noise image of the input image and begins isolating the object. Any background items are filled out thereby recognizing the existence of the displayer. The displayer is then filled out leaving the object to be captured and entered into the computer for further manipulation and augmentation. The process is done with minimal human intervention and relies entirely on real-time visual input.

Title
Method and apparatus for unencumbered capture of an object
Application Number
8/951087
Publication Number
6101289
Application Date
October 15, 1997
Publication Date
August 8, 2000
Inventor
Charles R Kellner
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Hickman Stephens Coleman Hughes
Assignee
Electric Planet
CA, US
IPC
G06K 9/36
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