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Katerina H Nguyen: Method and apparatus for real-time gesture recognition. Electric Planet, Hickman Stephens & Coleman, June 6, 2000: US06072494 (686 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for providing a gesture recognition system for recognizing gestures made by a moving subject within an image and performing an operation based on the semantic meaning of the gesture. A subject, such as a human being, enters the viewing field of a camera connected to ...


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Katerina H Nguyen: Method and apparatus for real-time gesture recognition. Electric Planet, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, July 3, 2001: US06256033 (518 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for providing a gesture recognition system for recognizing gestures made by a moving subject within an image and performing an operation based on the semantic meaning of the gesture. A subject, such as a human being, enters the viewing field of a camera connected to ...


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Jeffrey L Edwards: Method and apparatus for performing a clean background subtraction. Electric Planet, Van Pelt & Yi, June 25, 2002: US06411744 (376 worldwide citation)

A background subtraction apparatus of the present invention includes a key point locator for locating key points on a known object type, a boundary point locator for locating boundary points of the known object that make up the edges of the known object, and an edge processor for processing the edge ...


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Charles R Kellner: Method and apparatus for unencumbered capture of an object. Electric Planet, Hickman Stephens Coleman Hughes, August 8, 2000: US06101289 (343 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Michele Covell, Subutai Ahmed: Method and system for estimating jointed-figure configurations. Electric Planet Interactive, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, October 31, 2000: US06141463 (331 worldwide citation)

To estimate the configuration of a figure in a captured image, a silhouette image of the figure is scanned to create a signed distance image. This image identifies the distance of each pixel in the image to the closest edge of the silhouette, and indicates whether the pixel is inside or outside of t ...


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Subutai Ahmad, G Scott France: Method for video enabled electronic commerce. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, September 26, 2006: US07113918 (299 worldwide citation)

A method is provided for conducting commerce over a network via vision-enabled content. First, content is encoded to convert it into vision-enabled content. Payment is received for vision-enabling the content. Also, a program to decode the vision-enabled content is provided. Finally, the vision-enab ...


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Andrew Kunz: Interactive computer vision system. Electric Planet, Hickman Stephens Coleman & Hughes, October 10, 2000: US06130677 (296 worldwide citation)

A system and method for permitting a subject to interact with an electronic image. In one embodiment, the present invention obtains a first electronic image of a scene including the subject. An alpha image of the subject is generated. From the alpha image a characteristic of the subject is determine ...


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Kevin L Hunter: System and method for generating an animatable character. Electric Planet, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, May 7, 2002: US06384819 (295 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for generating an animatable object. A skeleton of the desired character is constructed by the user utilizing various predetermined components. These predetermined components include a various selection of rods and joints. The rods are static components which remain ...


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Kevin L Hunter: System and method for generating an animatable character. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, February 27, 2007: US07184048 (287 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for generating an animatable object. A skeleton of the desired character is constructed by the user utilizing various predetermined components. These predetermined components include a various selection of rods and joints. The rods are static components which remain ...


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Jeffrey L Edwards, Katerina H Nguyen: System, method and article of manufacture for tracking a head of a camera-generated image of a person. Electric Planet, Van Pelt & Yi, April 8, 2003: US06545706 (117 worldwide citation)

A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for tracking a head portion of a person image in video images. Upon receiving video images, a first head tracking operation is executed for generating a first confidence value. Such first confidence value is representative of a confidence that ...