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Edwin Ho, Alison Joan Lennon: Face detection in digital images. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, December 9, 2003: US06661907 (142 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses the detection of faces in digital images. Rather than subjecting the entire image (


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Edwin Ho, Alison Joan Lennon, Andrew Peter Bradley: Face detection in digital images. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, May 15, 2007: US07218759 (128 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for the detection of faces in a digital image captured under a variety of lighting conditions are provided. Rather than subjecting an entire image to computationally intensive face detection analysis, the image is subjected to computationally simply analysis to identify candid ...


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Alison Joan Lennon, Michael Peter Anderson, Ernest Yiu Cheong Wan, Sue Ken Yap: Transferring a media browsing session from one device to a second device by transferring a session identifier and a session key to the second device. Canon Kabushiki Kaishsa, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, August 29, 2006: US07099946 (68 worldwide citation)

A system is described in which a media browser (101), operating as a software application on a user terminal or preferably a server for a number of users, provides a user with a single user interface that facilitates browsing and searching different metadata collections over the Internet (102). A me ...


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Alison Joan Lennon, Delphine Anh Dao Le: Automated video interpretation system. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, February 4, 2003: US06516090 (57 worldwide citation)

Digital image signal interpretation is the process of understanding the content of an image through the identification of significant objects or regions in the image and analysing their spatial arrangement. Traditionally the task of image interpretation required human analysis. This is expensive and ...


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Jing Wu, Alison Joan Lennon, Ernest Yiu Cheong Wan: Method of using recommendations to visually create new views of data across heterogeneous sources. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, January 5, 2010: US07644361 (41 worldwide citation)

A method of establishing at least one variable of a new view of data, is disclosed where the variable is obtained from at least one data source (150-153). The method identifies at least one display type (1202, FIG. 15, 17 18), each display type having at least one corresponding template of data to b ...


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Alison Joan Lennon: Browsing electronically-accessible resources. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, October 23, 2007: US07287018 (38 worldwide citation)

A method of browsing electronically-accessible resources using descriptions of the resources. These descriptions have descriptor components, which have attributes representative of at least two axes of access to the resources. These descriptions also have links to the corresponding resources. The me ...


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Delphine Anh Dao Le, Alison Joan Lennon, Mathieu Hitter: Method and apparatus for segmenting images. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, April 18, 2006: US07031517 (38 worldwide citation)

The method discloses a method of segmenting an image. The method firstly (304) allocates pixels as seeds in areas of an image as a function of the luminance of the pixels and the size of those areas. The method then grows (306) regions from said seeds so as to segment the image into a number of regi ...


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Alison Joan Lennon: Linking metadata with a time-sequential digital signal. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, March 23, 2004: US06711590 (36 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for generating a metadata object having links to temporal and spatial extents in a time-sequential digital signal is disclosed. The method includes the following steps. Firstly, identifying an object of interest in the time-sequential digital signal. Secondly, defining a link ...


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Delphine Anh Dao Le, Mathieu Hitter, Alison Joan Lennon: Segmenting moving objects and determining their motion. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, July 20, 2004: US06766037 (34 worldwide citation)

The method discloses a method of segmenting moving objects and determining their motion from video data. The method generates (