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Shusaku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Atsushi Morimura: Image processing device and monitoring system. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 9, 2007: US07161616 (199 worldwide citation)

A synthetic image viewed from a virtual point of view above a vehicle is generated, using images captured by a plurality of cameras shooting surroundings of the vehicle. In the synthetic image, an illustration image or an actual image of the vehicle is displayed in a vehicle region in which the vehi ...


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Kenya Uomori, Masamichi Nakagawa, Atsushi Morimura: Stereoscopic CG image generating apparatus and stereoscopic TV apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Ratner & Prestia, January 16, 2001: US06175379 (149 worldwide citation)

The stereoscopic CG image generating apparatus and a stereoscopic TV apparatus, has a projection transformation section which, based on three-dimensional structural information describing a three-dimensional shape of an object, generates a plurality of two-dimensional projection models as viewed fro ...


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Kenya Uomori, Masamichi Nakagawa, Atsushi Morimura: Stereoscopic computer graphics image generating apparatus and stereoscopic TV apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Ratner & Prestia, December 21, 1999: US06005607 (144 worldwide citation)

The stereoscopic CG image generating apparatus and a stereoscopic TV apparatus, has a projection transformation section which, based on three-dimensional structural information describing a three-dimensional shape of an object, generates a plurality of two-dimensional projection models as viewed fro ...


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Yoshiyasu Kado, Masamichi Nakagawa, Fumio Maehara: Apparatus for extracting feature points from a facial image. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, May 18, 1999: US05905807 (134 worldwide citation)

A facial image picture data is processed by an edge extraction part, which performs edge extraction on the inputted image picture. The processed data is then converted by a binary level conversion part for each preestimated point of facial elements. An image picture arithmetic processing part perfor ...


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Toshihiko Munetsugu, Masamichi Nakagawa, Yoshiyasu Kado, Fumio Maehara: Image processing apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Ratner & Prestia, October 31, 2000: US06141431 (122 worldwide citation)

An image processing apparatus has a hair region selecting part 11 for selecting hair and shade of the hair in a front face image 13, as a removal region 15, on the basis of each pixel value of the front face image 13 which is a front image of a face, and a face surface model 14 showing structural in ...


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Kunio Nobori, Masamichi Nakagawa, Satoshi Sato, Mikiya Nakata: Vehicle surroundings monitoring device, and image production method/program. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, September 19, 2006: US07110021 (104 worldwide citation)

A synthesized image showing the situation around a vehicle is produced from images taken with cameras capturing the surroundings of the vehicle and presented to a display. A position computation section computes position information and the reliability of the position information, for a plurality of ...


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Kazufumi Mizusawa, Masamichi Nakagawa, Shusaku Okamoto, Atsushi Iisaka, Takashi Yoshida: Driving assistance display apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Pearne & Gordon, October 5, 2004: US06801127 (92 worldwide citation)

In correspondence with each face of a rectangular parallelepiped obtained when the inside of the rectangular parallelepiped is shot, a monitor screen is split into a plurality of sub-screen areas. An image shot by a vehicle-mounted camera is processed and the processed image is split correspondingly ...


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Shusaku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Atsushi Morimura: Method and apparatus for displaying a synthesized image viewed from a virtual point of view. Matsushita Electric Industrial, RatnerPrestia, December 11, 2007: US07307655 (84 worldwide citation)

An image generating apparatus comprising: a camera or a plurality of cameras; space reconstructing means for mapping the input image from said camera, into a predetermined space model of a predetermined three-dimensional space; point-of-view converting means of synthesizing an image viewed from an a ...


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Shusaku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Hirofumi Ishii, Kunio Nobori, Atsushi Morimura: Image processor and monitoring system. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, June 28, 2005: US06912001 (73 worldwide citation)

In an image processor for synthesizing images that have been taken by multiple cameras mounted on a vehicle, even if any movable part of the vehicle has changed its state, the synthesized image will have no unnatural part. A pixel synthesizer receives the images that have been captured by the camera ...


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Yoshiyasu Kado, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori: Apparatus for identifying person. Matsushita Electric Industrial, McDermott Will & Emery, November 30, 1999: US05995639 (50 worldwide citation)

The present invention inputs a face image through an image input section, extracts feature points of face components such as an eye, nose, mouth from the input face image, and divides the face image into many patches according to predetermined rules to describe the face image as a set of patches. Th ...