06133946 is referenced by 104 patents and cites 24 patents.

A system determines the vertical position of an object and report that vertical position in a format suitable for use on a television broadcast, a radio broadcast, the Internet or another medium. One example of a suitable use for the system includes determining the height that a basketball player jumped and adding a graphic to a television broadcast that displays the determined height. The system includes two or more cameras that capture a video image of the object being measured. The object's position in the video images is determined and is used to find the three dimensional location of the object. The three dimensional location includes a height coordinate. In some cases, the height coordinate is the desired vertical position. In other cases, the height or size of the object may be subtracted from the height coordinate to determined the vertical position.

Title
System for determining the position of an object
Application Number
9/41238
Publication Number
6133946
Application Date
March 11, 1998
Publication Date
October 17, 2000
Inventor
Marvin S White
San Carlos
CA, US
William F Squadron
Scarsdale
NY, US
Stanley K Honey
Palo Alto
CA, US
James R Gloudemans
San Mateo
CA, US
Jerry N Gepner
Langhorn
PA, US
Richard H Cavallaro
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy
Assignee
Sportvision
NY, US
IPC
H04N 7/18
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