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Johannes Bernhard Steffens, Egor Valerievich Elagin, Luciano Pasquale Agostino Nocera, Thomas Maurer, Hartmut Neven: Face recognition from video images. Eyematic Interfaces, Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich, October 9, 2001: US06301370 (348 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in an apparatus, and related method, for detecting and recognizing an object in an image frame. The object may be, for example, a head having particular facial characteristics. The object detection process uses robust and computationally efficient techniques. The ob ...


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Thomas Maurer, Egor Valerievich Elagin, Luciano Pasquale Agostino Nocera, Johannes Bernhard Steffens, Hartmut Neven: Wavelet-based facial motion capture for avatar animation. Eyematic Interfaces, Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich, August 7, 2001: US06272231 (230 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in an apparatus, and related method, for sensing a person's facial movements, features and characteristics and the like to generate and animate an avatar image based on facial sensing. The avatar apparatus uses an image processing technique based on model graph ...


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Hartmut Neven Sr, Hartmut Neven: Image-based search engine for mobile phones with camera. Google, Fenwick & West, July 21, 2009: US07565139 (170 worldwide citation)

An image-based information retrieval system is disclosed that includes a mobile telephone and a remote server. The mobile telephone has a built-in camera and a communication link for transmitting an image from the built-in camera to the remote server. The remote server has an optical character recog ...


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Hartmut Neven, Orang Dialameh, Charles L Blanchard: Communication system and method including rich media tools. Vidiator Enterprises, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, September 20, 2005: US06948131 (127 worldwide citation)

The rich media communication system of the present invention provides a user with a three-dimensional communication space or theater having rich media functions. The user may be represented in the theater as a segmented video image or as an avatar. The user is also able to communicate by presenting ...


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Thomas Maurer, Egor Valerievich Elagin, Luciano Pasquale Agostino Nocera, Johannes Bernhard Steffens, Hartmut Neven: Wavelet-based facial motion capture for avatar animation. Eyematic Interfaces, Terrance A Meador, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich, June 17, 2003: US06580811 (125 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in an apparatus, and related method, for sensing a person's facial movements, features and characteristics and the like to generate and animate an avatar image based on facial sensing. The avatar apparatus uses an image processing technique based on model graph ...


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Hartmut Neven, Hartmut Neven Sr: Mobile image-based information retrieval system. Google, Fenwick & West, July 6, 2010: US07751805 (110 worldwide citation)

An image-based information retrieval system, including a mobile telephone, a remote recognition server, and a remote media server, the mobile telephone having a built-in camera and a communication link for transmitting an image from the built-in camera to the remote recognition server and for receiv ...


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John Flynn, Ulrich Buddemeier, Henrik Stewenius, Hartmut Neven, Fernando Brucher, Hartwig Adam: Matching an approximately located query image against a reference image set. Google, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, May 29, 2012: US08189964 (77 worldwide citation)

Aspects of the invention pertain to matching a selected image/photograph against a database of reference images having location information. The image of interest may include some location information itself, such as latitude/longitude coordinates and orientation. However, the location information p ...


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Orang Dialameh, Hartmut Neven: System and method for feature location and tracking in multiple dimensions including depth. Nevengineering, Robroy R Fawcett, May 23, 2006: US07050624 (40 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a method and related system for determining a feature location in multiple dimensions including depth. The method includes providing left and right camera images of the feature and locating the feature in the left camera image and in the right camera image using ...


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Ulrich F Buddenmeier, Hartmut Neven: Method and system for customizing facial feature tracking using precise landmark finding on a neutral face image. Nevengineering, Robroy R Fawcett, March 30, 2004: US06714661 (38 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in a method and system for customizing a visual sensor for facial feature tracking using a neutral face image of an actor. The method may include generating a corrector graph to improve the sensor's performance in tracking an actor's facial features.


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Hartmut Neven, Hartmut Neven Sr: Mobile image-based information retrieval system. Google, Fenwick & West, June 14, 2011: US07962128 (36 worldwide citation)

An image-based information retrieval system, including a mobile telephone, a remote recognition server, and a remote media server, the mobile telephone having a built-in camera and a communication link for transmitting an image from the built-in camera to the remote recognition server and for receiv ...



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