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Cheatle Stephen Philip: Automated image cropping using selected compositional rules.. Hewlett Packard Co, June 26, 2002: GB2370438-A (106 worldwide citation)

An image processing device (1, Figure 1) for cropping an electronic image (4) comprises image processing means (6), and an image memory (8). The image is processed to identify one or more features that are relevant to the composition of the electronic image, each feature having compositionally signi ...


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Cheatle Stephen Philip, Pollard Stephen Bernard, Pilu Maurizio: Virtual or augmented reality. Hewlett Packard Co, December 11, 2008: GB2376397-A (71 worldwide citation)

A portable head mounted display, HMD, (10) displays a virtual or augmented reality operating area e.g. for use in game playing. Two cameras (12, 14) placed on the HMD comprise a stereo vision depth sensing system to recognise and determine the distance to obstacles in the user's field of view. Real ...


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Kahn Richard Oliver, Cheatle Stephen Philip, Grosvenor David Arthur, Slatter David Neil, Hunter Andrew Arthur: Bispectral camera with target-locating ability. Hewlett Packard Co, November 27, 2002: GB2375913-A (25 worldwide citation)

A digital camera 2 provides an infra-red signal 10 and a visible signal 15 from sensors 8, 9, wherein the sensor fields of view overlap or share a common field of view. Analysis of the IR signal 10 provides the location of (20) and information from (13, 14) an active or passive target. Analyser 19 a ...


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Cheatle Stephen Philip: Generation of an image bounded by a frame or of overlapping images. Hewlett Packard Co, February 5, 2003: GB2378340-A (24 worldwide citation)

A method of analysing an image according to a compositional rule, in particular one which identifies "must include" areas 3, and "must exclude" areas 5, is used to select an image boundary which best fits the image, particularly which excludes the majority of "must exclude" regions. The image bounda ...


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Grosvenor David Arthur, Cheatle Stephen Philip: Synchronised digital devices for transmission to a central database. Hewlett Packard Co, February 26, 2003: GB2379116-A (11 worldwide citation)

A method of sharing a digital recording between a group of users of digital recording devices (e.g. digital cameras 40) present at a common event, comprising: (a) creating a digital recording (e.g. a digital photograph) using a digital recording device; (b) subjecting the users' digital recording de ...


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Hunter Andrew Arthur, Cheatle Stephen Philip: Monitoring system with motion-dependent resolution selection. Hewlett Packard Co, March 5, 2003: GB2379354-A (9 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling the operation of, for example, a surveillance system having a plurality of video cameras (10) mounted or otherwise placed in spaced apart relation within an area to be monitored. The cameras (10) are linked to an ethernet-based control unit (14) which includes ...


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Grosvenor David Arthur, Cheatle Stephen Philip: Method of sharing digital recording. Hewlett Packard Co &Lt Hp&Gt, April 11, 2003: JP2003-110999 (9 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method and device for easily sharing video images photographed by people taking part in a common event between the people.SOLUTION: The method includes a step of creating a digital recording using a digital recording device; a step E1 of subjecting the users' digit ...


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Kahn Richard Oliver, Cheatle Stephen Philip, Grosvenor David Arthur, Slatter David Neil, Hunter Andrew Arthur: Camera with correction for infra-red response. Hewlett Packard Co, December 24, 2003: GB2389989-A (8 worldwide citation)

A digital camera 2 is arranged to provide a first image signal corresponding to an infra-red field of view and a second image signal corresponding to a visible field of view, wherein the two fields of view overlap or share a common field of view. The output 18 of a monochrome or colour array 9 may b ...


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Cheatle Stephen Philip, Adams Guy de Warrenne Bruce, Porter Gary John, Grosvenor David Arthur: Image capture systems using motion detection. Hewlett Packard Co, May 5, 2004: GB2394852-A (7 worldwide citation)

An image capture system incorporates an image capture device (16) and head motion detection means (10) operable to detect motion of a user's head, wherein the image capture system is operable to move a field of view of the image capture device (16) based on a detected head motion to match the visual ...


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Cheatle Stephen Philip, Grosvenor David Arthur: A method of selectively storing images. Hewlett Packard Co, September 11, 2002: GB2373124-A (6 worldwide citation)

A camera 1 comprises first and second camera systems 3, 5. The first camera system 3 is a high resolution camera which captures images (so-called 'key frames') at a relatively low rate, whilst the second camera system 5 is a low resolution camera which captures images (so-called 'video frames') at a ...