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Garland Stern: Three dimensional animation. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, July 15, 1986: US04600919 (188 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is directed to an improved method and apparatus for generating a sequence of video frames representative of three-dimensional animation. A plurality of key frames are stored, each key frame including a common figure having one or more joints, and each joint having associated therewith ...


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William E Glenn: Ultrasonic scanning head with reduced geometrical distortion. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, April 20, 1982: US04325381 (103 worldwide citation)

An improved ultrasonic scanning head is disclosed for use in an apparatus for imaging sections of a body by transmitting ultrasonic energy into the body and determining the characteristics of the ultrasonic energy reflected therefrom. The scanning head includes a scanning window which comprises an a ...


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Maurice Halioua, Venugopal Srinivasan: Method and apparatus for surface profilometry. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, February 10, 1987: US04641972 (94 worldwide citation)

Phase measurements of deformed grating images are used in performing improved optical profilometry. In one embodiment, phase differences between images of an object and a reference plane are used to obtain a measure of the object height.


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William E Glenn: Matching region for damped piezoelectric ultrasonic apparatus. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, March 26, 1985: US04507582 (83 worldwide citation)

An acoustic impedance match between an ultrasonic transducer and an adjacent transmission medium is obtained, with performance over a relatively wide bandwidth, by providing a special matching region between the transducer and the transmission medium. The matching region includes a layer having a mu ...


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William E Glenn: Television camera and recording system for high definition television having imagers of different frame rate. New York Institute of Technology, Martin M Novack, March 24, 1987: US04652909 (79 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for generating video signals using an improved camera system is disclosed. Video recording techniques which save bandwidth, and a temporal filter which is tailored to the eye's temporal response are also disclosed. In the camera apparatus, an optical means directs light from ...


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Garland Stern: Apparatus for generating signals representing operator-selected portions of a scene. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, February 19, 1980: US04189744 (78 worldwide citation)

The disclosure is directed to an apparatus for generating video-representative signals which represent one or more operator-selected portions of an existing scene. In accordance with the invention, frame storage means are provided for storing an array of elemental pixel values representative of the ...


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Alexander Schure, Edwin Catmull, Alvy R Smith: Apparatus and method for automatic coloration and/or shading of images. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, February 19, 1980: US04189743 (78 worldwide citation)

The invention is an improved apparatus and method for the automatic coloration and/or shading of images, and especially images utilized for presenting animated motion pictures. Display means are provided, preferably at least one display for displaying monochrome line drawings and one for displaying ...


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William E Glenn, Anant K Nigam: Ultrasonic transducer. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, May 25, 1976: US03958559 (74 worldwide citation)

For use in ultrasound pulse-echo imaging and neurosurgery systems, a plano-concave lens of elliptical shape is positioned in front of a transducer for producing an extremely narrow ultrasonic beam, and at the same time provides a large aperture to maximize the ultrasound power output from the transd ...


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Anant K Nigam: Ultrasonic imaging system. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, April 18, 1978: US04084582 (73 worldwide citation)

The invention is utilized in an apparatus for imaging sections of a body by transmitting ultrasonic energy into the body and determining the characteristics of the ultrasonic energy reflected therefrom. Such an apparatus typically includes a timer for generating timing signals, an energizing/receivi ...


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Maurice Halioua: Apparatus and method for obtaining three dimensional surface contours. New York Institute of Technology, Martin Novack, April 14, 1987: US04657394 (65 worldwide citation)

Phase measurements of deformed grating images are used in performing improved optical profilometry. Individual line profiles are obtained at a series of rotational increments of a body. A full 360 degree surface profile, or a portion thereof, can then be generated.