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Katsumasa Onda: Method of matching stereo images and method of measuring disparity between these image. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Lowe Hauptman Gopstein Gilman & Berner, February 2, 1999: US05867591 (199 worldwide citation)

In the image pickup phase (A), right and left images are taken in through two image-pickup devices (S101, S102). Then, in the next feature extraction phase (B), right and left images are respectively subjected to feature extraction (S103, S104). Thereafter, in the succeeding matching phase (C), the ...


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Katsumasa Onda: Stereo matching method and disparity measuring method. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Watson Cole Stevens Davis P L L C, February 17, 1998: US05719954 (63 worldwide citation)

A method for measuring stereo image disparity between right and left stereo images for each of two-dimensional blocks having a rectangular shape. In particular, the method includes the steps of deciding a level of each pixel in the right and left stereo images according to a ternary value, sequentia ...


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Yasuyuki Michimoto, Katsumasa Onda, Masato Nishizawa: Object detecting apparatus in which the position of a planar object is estimated by using hough transform. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger, October 20, 1998: US05825915 (54 worldwide citation)

Based on left and right images that have been taken by image pickup devices, a correlation processing section obtains parallax data as three-dimensional data of objects. At processing start time, a plane estimating section estimates the position of a planar object such as a road or a floor by utiliz ...


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Katsumasa Onda: Method of matching stereo images and method of measuring disparity between these items. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Lowe Hauptman Gopstein Gilman & Berner, September 26, 2000: US06125198 (51 worldwide citation)

In the image pickup phase (A), right and left images are taken in through two image-pickup devices (S101, S102). Then, in the next feature extraction phase (B), right and left images are respectively subjected to feature extraction (S103, S104). Thereafter, in the succeeding matching phase (C), the ...


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Tsuyoshi Okada, Ryosuke Iida, Masato Nishizawa, Katsumasa Onda, Michio Miwa: Picture composing apparatus and method. Matsushita Electric Industrial, McDermott Will & Emery, April 25, 2006: US07034861 (18 worldwide citation)

A picture composing apparatus designed to combine a plurality of images taken by a plurality of image pickup devices. In the apparatus, a first projecting unit projects the plurality of images taken by the image pickup devices onto a projection section in accordance with an image pickup situation of ...


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Katsumasa Onda: Video signal motion detecting method and noise reducer utilizing the motion. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Spencer Frank & Schneider, January 4, 1994: US05276512 (11 worldwide citation)

A first motion detection is performed for determining a motion or a still condition by comparing a difference signal .DELTA. between an input video signal of a current frame and a video signal of a previous frame with a preset threshold value. A second motion detection is performed for determining a ...


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Tsuyoshi Okada, Ryosuke Iida, Masato Nishizawa, Katsumasa Onda, Michio Miwa: Picture composing apparatus and method. Matsushita Electric Industrial, McDERMOTT WILL & EMERY, February 14, 2002: US20020018047-A1

A picture composing apparatus designed to combine a plurality of images taken by a plurality of image pickup devices. In the apparatus, a first projecting unit projects the plurality of images taken by the image pickup devices onto a projection section in accordance with an image pickup situation of ...