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An adaptive depth sensing system (ADSS) illuminates a scene with a pattern that is constructed based on an analysis of at least one prior-generated depth map. In one implementation, the pattern is a composite pattern that includes two or more component patterns associated with different depth regions in the depth map. The composite pattern may also include different illumination intensities associated with the different depth regions. By using this composite pattern, the ADSS can illuminate different objects in a scene with different component patterns and different illumination intensities, where those objects are located at different depths in the scene. This process, in turn, can reduce the occurrence of defocus blur, underexposure, and overexposure in the image information.

Title
Depth sensing with depth-adaptive illumination
Application Number
13/539362
Publication Number
8896594 (B2)
Application Date
June 30, 2012
Publication Date
November 25, 2014
Inventor
Pengyu Cong
Beijing
CN
Yueyi Zhang
Beijing
CN
Feng Wu
Beijing
CN
Zhiwei Xiong
Beijing
CN
Agent
Micky Minhas
Judy Yee
Dan Choi
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06T 15/00
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