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David A Spooner, Sonny Chan, Christopher L Simmons: Methodology for 3D scene reconstruction from 2D image sequences. Intellectual Discovery, McDermott Will & Emery, February 18, 2014: US08655052 (110 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a system and method for interactive and iterative reconstruction in a manner that helps to reduce computational requirements by generating a model from a subset of the available data, and then refining that model using additional data. Example embodiments directe ...


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Danny D Lowe, David A Spooner, Gregory R Keech, Christopher L Simmons, Natascha Wallner, Steven Birtwistle, Jonathan Adelman: System and method for processing video images. Conversion Works, Fulbright & Jaworski, October 23, 2008: US20080259073-A1

Embodiments use point clouds to form a three dimensional image of an object. The point cloud of the object may be formed from analysis of two dimensional images of the object. Various techniques may be used on the point cloud to form a 3D model of the object which is then used to create a stereoscop ...


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Steven Birtwistle, Natascha Wallner, Gregory R Keech, Christopher L Simmons, David A Spooner, Danny D Lowe: Systems and methods for filling occluded information for 2-d to 3-d conversion. Conversion Works, Fulbright & Jaworski, September 18, 2008: US20080226123-A1

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for processing 2-D to 3-D image conversion. The system and method includes erode filling when an object has been removed from an image. In one embodiment, a target binary t image mask of the removed object is used for comparison with a binary ...


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Steven Birtwistle, Natascha Wallner, Gregory R Keech, Christopher L Simmons, David A Spooner, Danny D Lowe: System and method for using feature tracking techniques for the generation of masks in the conversion of two-dimensional images to three-dimensional images. Conversion Works, Fulbright & Jaworski, September 18, 2008: US20080226128-A1

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for controlling 2-D to 3-D image conversion and/or generation. The methods and systems use auto-fitting techniques to create a mask based upon tracking features from frame to frame. When features are determined to be missing they are added pri ...


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Steven Birtwistle, Natascha Wallner, Gregory R Keech, Christopher L Simmons, David A Spooner, Danny D Lowe: Systems and methods for filling light in frames during 2-d to 3-d image conversion. Conversion Works, Fulbright & Jaworski, September 18, 2008: US20080226160-A1

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for processing 2-D to 3-D image conversion. The systems and methods fill in light among image frames when object have been removed or otherwise changed. In one embodiment, light is treated as an object and can be removed during image processin ...


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Steven Birtwistle, Natascha Wallner, Gregory R Keech, Christopher L Simmons, David A Spooner, Danny D Lowe: Systems and methods for depth peeling using stereoscopic variables during the rendering of 2-d to 3-d images. Conversion Works, Fulbright & Jaworski, September 18, 2008: US20080226181-A1

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for processing 2-D to 3-D image conversion. Rendering of left and right eye images is performed by order independent depth peeling. For each image that is created a number of scene traversals are performed that peel off each depth layer based ...


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Steven Birtwistle, Natascha Wallner, Gregory R Keech, Christopher L Simmons, David A Spooner, Danny D Lowe: Systems and methods for treating occlusions in 2-d to 3-d image conversion. Conversion Works, Fulbright & Jaworski, September 18, 2008: US20080226194-A1

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for processing 2-D to 3-D images. The system and method includes a procedure for optimizing occlusion and/or texturing by creating tolerances in which such texturing need not occur.


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Danny D Lowe, Steven Birtwistle, Natascha Wallner, Christopher L Simmons, Gregory R Keech, Jonathan Adelman: System and method for using off-screen mask space to provide enhanced viewing. Conversion Works, Fulbright & Jaworski, September 18, 2008: US20080225059-A1

Methods and apparatuses for compensating for clipped portions of one or more objects in an image provide a boundary mask portion adjacent to one or more edges of an image display. The boundary mask portion is used to display information which will fill clipped portions of the objects in the image.


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Christopher L Simmons, Gregory R Keech, Danny D Lowe: System and method of treating semi-transparent features in the conversion of two-dimensional images to three-dimensional images. Conversion Works, Fulbright & Jaworski, September 18, 2008: US20080225040-A1

A two dimensional image which has a semitransparent object in the foreground of the image has three contributions to the final color shown in a pixel where the semitransparent object is present. Properties of a semitransparent object and background in the given two dimensional image are processed to ...


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Steven Birtwistle, Natascha Wallner, Gregory R Keech, Christopher L Simmons, David A Spooner, Danny D Lowe: Systems and methods for allowing a user to dynamically manipulate stereoscopic parameters. Conversion Works, Fulbright & Jaworski, September 18, 2008: US20080225042-A1

The present invention is directed to systems and methods for controlling 2-D to 3-D image conversion. In one embodiment, stereo visualization and rendering of the final image is performed by allowing a user to independently select inter-ocular and convergence distances on a frame by frame basis. The ...