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Rudolf M Bolle, Jonathan H Connell, Norman Haas, Rakesh Mohan, Gabriel Taubin: Produce recognition system. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, August 13, 1996: US05546475 (237 worldwide citation)

The present system and apparatus uses image processing to recognize objects within a scene. The system includes an illumination source for illuminating the scene. By controlling the illumination source, an image processing system can take a first digitize image of the scene with the object illuminat ...


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Rudolf M Bolle, Jonathan H Connell, Arun Hampapur, Andrew W Senior: System and method for automatically setting image acquisition controls. International Business Machines, Louis J Percello, McGuireWoods, October 9, 2001: US06301440 (220 worldwide citation)

A system and method use computer image processing for setting the parameters for an image acquisition device of a camera. The image parameters are set automatically by analyzing the image to be taken, and setting the controls according to the subject matter, in the same manner as an expert photograp ...


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Rudolf M Bolle, Jonathan H Connell, Norman Haas, Rakesh Mohan, Gabriel Taubin: Object imaging system. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, May 20, 1997: US05631976 (126 worldwide citation)

An image processing system segments an object from the background of a scene by controlling a light source to illuminate the object more in one scene image than in another scene image. The two scene images are captured by an image input device and are then compared. The part of the image that experi ...


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Jonathan H Connell: Stereo vision system for counting items in a queue. International Business Machines Corporation, Wayne F Reinke, Heslin & Rothenberg P C, December 3, 1996: US05581625 (103 worldwide citation)

A number of items present in a substantially linear queue are counted by examining two images of a scene including the queue that are taken from vantage points offset relative to each other. Depth information for portions of the scene is obtained by correlating equal sized patches in the images at a ...


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Rudolf Maarten Bolle, Jonathan H Connell, Nalini K Ratha: System and method for distorting a biometric for transactions with enhanced security and privacy. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello Esq, December 28, 2004: US06836554 (93 worldwide citation)

Authentication methods are very important in several applications. Existing methods of authentication based on possessions or knowledge have several problems that can be overcome by using biometrics. Unfortunately biometrics-based authentication is unrevocable today and has many privacy concerns in ...


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Rudolf Maarten Bolle, Jonathan H Connell, Nalini K Ratha, Louis J Percello: Business system and method using a distorted biometrics. Lenovo, John L Rogitz, October 10, 2006: US07120607 (57 worldwide citation)

A method of doing business is disclosed that transforms a biometric used by a user in a transaction. The transformation creates a distorted biometric. The distorted biometric is used to identify the user to another party without requiring the user to provide actual physical or behavioral characteris ...


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Jonathan H Connell II, Myron D Flickner, Norman Haas, Arun Hampapur, Sharathchandra U Pankanti: Portable device-based shopping checkout. International Business Machines Corporation, Anne L Linne, Hoffman Warnick, August 2, 2011: US07988045 (36 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides portable-device based store checkout. Specifically, a portable device is configured for store checkout. When the shopper obtains an item, he/she scans its barcode and captures its image using the portable device. The identity of the item as determined based on the barc ...


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Rudolf M Bolle, Jonathan H Connell II, Nalini K Ratha: Projection of light patterns for liveness verification of biometrics. International Business Machines Corporation, Cantor Colburn, Joseph Jones, March 24, 2009: US07508960 (22 worldwide citation)

The biometric system disclosed herein comprises device for providing a pattern; the device having a source of light and a source for providing a pattern. The source of light is operative to illuminate an object with light. An imaging device is disposed at a different location from the source of ligh ...


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Lisa Marie Brown, Jonathan H Connell, Raymond A Cooke, Arun Hampapur, Sharathchandra UmapathiRao Pankanti, Andrew William Senior, Ying Li Tian: System and method for generating a viewable video index for low bandwidth applications. International Business Machines Corporation, Duke W Yee, Anne Dougherty, Brandon G Williams, November 4, 2008: US07447331 (18 worldwide citation)

A system and method for generating a viewable video index for low bandwidth applications are provided. The exemplary aspects of the present invention solve the problems with the prior art systems by incorporating information for generating a viewable representation of the video data into the index, ...


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Peter K Malkin, Jonathan H Connell, Wendy Anne Kellogg: Method for delivering information based on relative spatial position. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, January 29, 2008: US07324959 (14 worldwide citation)

A method for providing product information comprises establishing a local reference frame which defines a space including a product identifier and a portable display device, receiving a request for product information corresponding to the product identifier from the portable display device, determin ...