09235900 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 632 patents.

Systems in accordance with embodiments of the invention can perform parallax detection and correction in images captured using array cameras. Due to the different viewpoints of the cameras, parallax results in variations in the position of objects within the captured images of the scene. Methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention provide an accurate account of the pixel disparity due to parallax between the different cameras in the array, so that appropriate scene-dependent geometric shifts can be applied to the pixels of the captured images when performing super-resolution processing. In a number of embodiments, generating depth estimates considers the similarity of pixels in multiple spectral channels. In certain embodiments, generating depth estimates involves generating a confidence map indicating the reliability of depth estimates.

Title
Systems and methods for estimating depth and visibility from a reference viewpoint for pixels in a set of images captured from different viewpoints
Application Number
14/526392
Publication Number
9235900 (B2)
Application Date
October 28, 2014
Publication Date
January 12, 2016
Inventor
Dan Lelescu
Morgan Hill
CA, US
Gabriel Molina
Palo Alto
CA, US
Kartik Venkataraman
San Jose
CA, US
Florian Ciurea
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
KPPB
Assignee
Pelican Imaging Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G02B 27/00
H04N 9/097
H04N 13/02
H04N 13/00
G06T 15/20
G06T 7/00
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