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Richard H Cavallaro, Jerry N Gepner, James R Gloudemans, Stanley K Honey, William F Squadron, Marvin S White: System for determining the position of an object. Sportvision, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 17, 2000: US06133946 (94 worldwide citation)

A system determines the vertical position of an object and report that vertical position in a format suitable for use on a television broadcast, a radio broadcast, the Internet or another medium. One example of a suitable use for the system includes determining the height that a basketball player ju ...


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James R Gloudemans, Richard H Cavallaro, Stanley K Honey, Marvin S White: Blending a graphic. Sportvision, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, May 8, 2001: US06229550 (87 worldwide citation)

A graphic and video are blended by controlling the relative transparency of corresponding pixels in the graphic and the video through the use of blending coefficients. One example of a blending coefficient is an alpha signal used in conjunction with a keyer. The value of a blending coefficient for a ...


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Richard H Cavallaro, James R Gloudemans, Stanley K Honey, Terence J O&apos Brien, Alan C Phillips, William F Squadron, Marvin S White: System for determining the end of a path for a moving object. Sportvision, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, October 16, 2001: US06304665 (61 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed that can determine the distance a baseball would have traveled after being hit if its path was not interrupted. Thus, when a player hits a home run and the ball collides with an obstruction such as the seating area of a stadium or a wall, the present invention can determine how ...


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Kenneth A Milnes, Stanley K Honey, James O McGuffin, Matthew T Lazar, Roberto J Peon, James R Gloudemans II: GPS based tracking system. Sportvision, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, June 1, 2004: US06744403 (61 worldwide citation)

A system uses GPS receivers and other sensors to acquire data about one or more objects at an event. The data acquired by the GPS receivers and the sensors is used to determine various statistics about the objects and/or enhance a video presentation of the objects. In one embodiment, the acquired da ...


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Marvin S White, Stanley K Honey, Walter Hsiao, James R Gloudemans, Kevin R Meier, James McGuffin, Richard H Cavallaro: Video compositor. Sportvision, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, June 21, 2005: US06909438 (57 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for blending two image that makes use of a color map which indicates colors in a foreground can be mixed with the background and how much of each source to mix. One embodiment of the invention restricts the use of the color map to only pixels in the foreground that correspond t ...


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Stanley K Honey, Richard H Cavallaro, Timothy P Heidmann, Patrick W Olsen, James R Gloudemans: System for re-registering a sensor during a live event. Fox Sports Productions, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, January 19, 1999: US05862517 (38 worldwide citation)

Although sensors are typically registered before the live event, a sensor's location, orientation and/or field of view can be altered during the event. A system for re-registering a sensor during a live event allows for the determination that a sensor is not properly registered. If such a determinat ...


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Richard H Cavallaro, James R Gloudemans, Matthew T Lazar, Kevin R Meier, Alon Mozes, Roberto J Peon, Eric M Steinberg: Enhancing video using a virtual surface. SportVision, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, March 8, 2005: US06864886 (37 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for enhancing video by use of a virtual surface. One or more positions are identified in a first image. These one or more positions are transformed to one or more locations in relation to the virtual surface. In subsequent video images (e.g. fields, frames, or other units), the ...


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James R Gloudemans, Richard H Cavallaro, Jerry N Gepner, Stanley K Honey, Walter Hsiao, Terence J O&apos Brien, Marvin S White: System for enhancing a video presentation of a live event. Sportvision, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, July 24, 2001: US06266100 (31 worldwide citation)

A three-dimensional model is created to represent an environment to be captured on video. A camera is fitted with pan, tilt and/or zoom sensors. An operator selects a location in the environment. The three-dimensional model is used to determine the three-dimensional coordinates of the location selec ...


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Stanley K Honey, Richard H Cavallaro, Jerry N Gepner, James R Gloudemans, Marvin S White: Enhancing a video of an event at a remote location using data acquired at the event. Sportvision, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, October 15, 2002: US06466275 (28 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed that can be used to enhance a video of an event. Sensors are used at the event to acquire information. For example, the system can include pan, tilt and zoom sensors to acquire camera view information. This information can be added to the video signal from a camera (e.g. in the ...


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Kevin R Meier, Walter Hsiao, James R Gloudemans, Marvin S White, Richard H Cavallaro, Stanley K Honey: Telestrator system. Sportvision, Vierra Magen Marcus Harmon & DeNiro, July 11, 2006: US07075556 (26 worldwide citation)

A telestrator system is disclosed that allows a broadcaster to annotate video during or after an event. For example, while televising a sporting event, an announcer (or other user) can use the present invention to draw over the video of the event to highlight one or more actions, features, etc. In o ...



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