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Nebojsa Jojic, Matthew A Turk: System and method for visually tracking occluded objects in real time. Microsoft Corporation, Craig S Fischer, Lyon & Harr L, January 6, 2004: US06674877 (347 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in a system and method for digitally tracking objects in real time. The present invention visually tracks three-dimensional (3-D) objects in dense disparity maps in real time. Tracking of the human body is achieved by digitally segmenting and modeling different body ...


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Jeremy De Bonet, Gary J Sullivan: System and method for layered video coding enhancement. Microsoft Corporation, Craig S Fischer, Lyon & Harr, January 21, 2003: US06510177 (250 worldwide citation)

A system and a method for encoding, transmitting, decoding and storing a high-resolution video sequence using a low-resolution base layer and a higher-resolution enhancement layer. The base layer contains low-resolution video information and is compressed in a manner such that it can be decoded inde ...


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Henrique S Malvar: System and method for partially whitening and quantizing weighting functions of audio signals. Microsoft Corporation, Edmond A DeFrank, Craig S Fischer, Lyon Harr & Defrank L, May 29, 2001: US06240380 (131 worldwide citation)

The coder/decoder (codec) system of the present invention includes a coder and a decoder. The coder includes a multi-resolution transform processor, such as a modulated lapped transform (MLT) transform processor, a weighting processor, a uniform quantizer, a masking threshold spectrum processor, an ...


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Henrique S Malvar: System and method for progessively transform coding digital data. Microsoft Corporation, Craig S Fischer, Lyon & Harr L, August 3, 2004: US06771828 (124 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in a system and method for compressing image data using a lapped biorthogonal transform (LBT). The present invention encodes data by generating coefficients using a hierarchical LBT, reorders the coefficients in a data-independent manner into groups of similar data, ...


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Kentaro Toyama: System and method for face detection through geometric distribution of a non-intensity image property. Microsoft Corporation, Craig S Fischer, Lyon & Harr L, September 14, 2004: US06792135 (112 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in a system and method for detecting a face within an image using a relational template over a geometric distribution of a non-intensity image property. In general, the system of the present invention includes a hypothesis module for defining a sub-region in which t ...


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Barrett L Brumitt: System and process for locating and tracking a person or object in a scene using a series of range images. Microsoft Corporation, Richard T Lyon, Craig S Fischer, Lyon & Harr L, December 2, 2003: US06658136 (85 worldwide citation)

A system and method for locating and tracking people and non-stationary objects of interest in a scene using a series of range images of the scene taken over time. The system and process generally entails first generating the series of range images which are preferably a continuous temporal sequence ...


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Matthew T Uyttendaele, Richard S Szeliski, Ashley Michelle Eden: Method and system for combining multiple exposure images having scene and camera motion. Microsoft Corporation, Lyon & Harr L, Craig S Fischer, July 3, 2007: US07239805 (78 worldwide citation)

A panoramic high-dynamic range (HDR) image method and system of combining multiple images having different exposures and at least partial spatial overlap wherein each of the images may have scene motion, camera motion, or both. The major part of the panoramic HDR image method and system is a two-pas ...


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Henrique S Malvar, Li wei He, Ross Cutler: High-quality gradient-corrected linear interpolation for demosaicing of color images. Microsoft Corporation, Lyon & Harr L, Craig S Fischer, March 10, 2009: US07502505 (77 worldwide citation)

A gradient-corrected linear interpolation method and system for the demosaicing of color images. The method and system compute an interpolation using some a current technique (preferably a bilinear interpolation technique to reduce computational complexity), compute a correction term (such as a grad ...


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Henrique S Malvar: System and method for modeling probability distribution functions of transform coefficients of encoded signal. Microsoft Corporation, Edmond A DeFrank, Craig S Fischer, Lyon Harr & DeFrank L, June 26, 2001: US06253165 (76 worldwide citation)

The coder/decoder (codec) system of the present invention includes a coder and a decoder. The coder includes a multi-resolution transform processor, such as a modulated lapped transform (MLT) transform processor, a weighting processor, a uniform quantizer, a masking threshold spectrum processor, an ...


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Henrique S Malvar: System and method for entropy encoding quantized transform coefficients of a signal. Microsoa Corporation, Edmond A DeFrank, Craig S Fischer, Lyon Harr & DeFrank, July 3, 2001: US06256608 (72 worldwide citation)

The coder/decoder (codec) system of the present invention includes a coder and a decoder. The coder includes a multi-resolution transform processor, such as a modulated lapped transform (MLT) transform processor, a weighting processor, a uniform quantizer, a masking threshold spectrum processor, an ...