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Chia Shen, Frédéric D Vernier, Clifton L Forlines: Multi-user collaborative graphical user interfaces. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, February 5, 2008: US07327376 (73 worldwide citation)

A multi-user collaborative graphical user interface has a display area with a horizontal orientation, the display surface is positioned between the multiple users. The display area also has a centroid and a circumference. The display area is partitioned into work areas so that there is one working a ...


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Daniel N Nikovski, Ajay Divakaran, Regunathan Radhakrishnan, Kadir A Peker: Detecting and diagnosing faults in HVAC equipment. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, October 28, 2008: US07444251 (72 worldwide citation)

A method and system detects and diagnoses faults in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. Internal state variables of the HVAC equipment are measured under external driving conditions. Expected internal state variables are predicted for the HVAC equipment operating under the ex ...


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Ramesh Raskar, Paul A Beardsley, Jeroen van Baar, Paul H Dietz: Interactive wireless tag location and identification system. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, December 26, 2006: US07154395 (42 worldwide citation)

A wireless location and identification system includes a controller and a tag. The controller has a projector configured to generate a unique temporal sequence of light intensities for each pixel in an output image of the projector and a wireless transceiver configured to emit an output signal and r ...


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Ramesh Raskar: Non-photorealistic camera. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, November 13, 2007: US07295720 (36 worldwide citation)

A camera has a single lens and multiple flash units distributed around the lens. A set of images is acquired of a scene with different controlled lighting applied by the flash units, one at the time. The images are stored in a memory, and then combined to produce a single stylized image of the scene ...


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Ramesh Raskar, Jingyi Yu: Stylized imaging using variable controlled illumination. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, May 15, 2007: US07218792 (36 worldwide citation)

A method generates a stylized image. First, a set of images is acquired of a scene. Each image is acquired under a different lighting condition. Silhouette edges are detected in the set of images. Texture regions are identified in the set of images according to the silhouette edges, and an output im ...


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Paul A Viola, Michael J Jones: Detecting pedestrians using patterns of motion and appearance in videos. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, May 1, 2007: US07212651 (35 worldwide citation)

A method detects a moving object in a temporal sequence of images. Images are selected from the temporally ordered sequence of images. A set of functions is applied to the selected images to generate a set of combined images. A linear combination of filters is applied to a detection window in the se ...


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Michael J Jones, Paul A Viola: Detecting arbitrarily oriented objects in images. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, March 27, 2007: US07197186 (29 worldwide citation)

A method for detects a specific object in an image. An orientation of an arbitrary object with respect to an image plane is determined and one of a plurality orientation and object specific classifiers is selected according to the orientation. The arbitrary object is classified as a specific object ...


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Jinho Lee, Baback Moghaddam, Hanspeter Pfister, Raghu Machiraju: Constructing heads from 3D models and 2D silhouettes. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, May 1, 2007: US07212664 (29 worldwide citation)

A method reconstructs or synthesizes heads from 3D models of heads and 2D silhouettes of heads. A 3D statistical model is generated from multiple real human heads. The 3D statistical model includes a model parameter in the form of basis vectors and corresponding coefficients. Multiple 2D silhouettes ...


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Paul A Beardsley, Jeroen van Baar: Motion-based text input. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboretories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, April 8, 2008: US07355583 (25 worldwide citation)

A method generates input text with a pointing device at a distance from a writing surface. Motion information of a mobile coordinate frame of the pointing device is sensed relative to a stationary coordinate frame of the writing surface using a motion sensor configured to track motion of the pointin ...


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Hao Song Kong, Anthony Vetro, Huifang Sun: Transcoding compressed videos to reducing resolution videos. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Clifton D Mueller, Gene V Vinokur, November 28, 2006: US07142601 (24 worldwide citation)

A method and system transcodes an input video to a lower spatial resolution. The input video is first decoded into pictures. Each picture includes a set of macroblocks. Each picture sub-sampled to a downscaled picture having a lower spatial resolution. A quantization scale is selected for each macro ...



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