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Subutai Ahmad: Computer-implemented digital video object compositing. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, August 15, 2006: US07091993 (6 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for digitally compositing an object from an input image onto a destination image. The object is composited from an image having an arbitrary or non-uniform colored background containing some non-static elements onto a destination image with reduced effects from shad ...


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Nella Shapiro, Jeffrey L Edwards: System, method and article of manufacture for executing a video setup protocol. Electric Planet, Van Pelt & Yi, December 3, 2002: US06489989 (6 worldwide citation)

A system, method and article of manufacture are provided for executing a setup protocol. A camera and a visual display device are coupled to a computer. Images are generated by the camera upon activation of the camera. A series of setup tests are then conducted on the images generated by the camera ...


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Charles Kellner: System and method for visual chat. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, April 5, 2005: US06876754 (4 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an inventive method for providing visual chat. A character image is read into memory representing a character a user wishes to be for the duration of the visual chat. Continuous frames of video images are then received, typically using video camera, which include image data of a person. ...


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Charles Kellner: System and method for visual chat. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, January 23, 2007: US07167577 (1 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an inventive method for providing visual chat. A character image is read into memory representing a character a user wishes to be for the duration of the visual chat. Continuous frames of video images are then received, typically using video camera, which include image data of a person. ...


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Subutai Ahmad, G Scott France: Method for video enabled electronic commerce. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, December 14, 2006: US20060282387-A1

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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Kevin L Hunter: System and method for generating an animatable character. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, September 13, 2007: US20070211067-A1

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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Charles Kellner: System and method for visual chat. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, June 28, 2007: US20070150535-A1

Disclosed is an inventive method for providing visual chat. A character image is read into memory representing a character a user wishes to be for the duration of the visual chat. Continuous frames of video images are then received, typically using video camera, which include image data of a person. ...


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Jeffrey L Edwards: Method and apparatus for performing a clean background subtraction. Electric Planet, Ritter Van Pelt & Yi, November 21, 2002: US20020172433-A1

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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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 & James, August 25, 2005: US20050185054-A1

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 ...


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Subutai Ahmad: Model based compositing. Electric Planet, Van Pelt Yi & James, November 2, 2006: US20060244764-A1

Digitally compositing an object from an input image onto a destination image is disclosed. The object is composited from an image having an arbitrary or non-uniform colored background containing some non-static elements onto a destination image with reduced effects from shadows cast by the object an ...