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Maurizio Pilu, Guy de Warrenne Bruce Adams: Image capture device and method of selecting and capturing a desired portion of text. Hewlett Packard Development Company, November 21, 2006: US07139445 (55 worldwide citation)

An image capture device electronically captures and selects a desired text portion. A visible light image is projected onto text on a document to enable a user to position the light image relative to the desired text portion. At least some of the text is captured in accordance with a position of the ...


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Maurizio Pilu: Image processing scheme. Hewlett Packard Development Company, June 16, 2009: US07548256 (43 worldwide citation)

A method for processing an image sequence captured using an image capture device, wherein a captured sequence to be stabilized by estimating motion of the device, abstracting data from the image sequence, stabilizing the image sequence in response to the estimated motion of the device, and forming a ...


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Maurizio Pilu: Curled surface imaging system. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Foley & Lardner, April 26, 2005: US06885479 (27 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system for de-warping images of a developable surface, including developable curled surfaces, and in particular of images of curled documents (30). The system (1) includes a processor (25) linked to an image capture means (2) which: captures an image of the surface ...


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Maurizio Pilu: Self-calibration for an eye tracker. Hewlett Packard Development Company, February 2, 2010: US07657062 (26 worldwide citation)

Automatic calibration of an eye tracking system involves capturing a plurality of eye measurements, wherein each eye measurement relates to a corresponding eye gaze position of a human eye; determining a set of statistics data from the plurality of eye gaze measurements; comparing the set of statist ...


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Maurizio Pilu, Stephen Bernard Pollard: Method and apparatus for scanning oversized documents. Hewlett Packard Development Company, December 13, 2005: US06975434 (26 worldwide citation)

An image capture apparatus comprises a computer device, for example a personal computer, and a scanning device, for example a flat bed scanning device, configured to operate a two-scan image capture process followed by data processing for combining first and second images obtained in said two-step i ...


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Maurizio Pilu: Document imaging system. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Foley & Lardner, September 6, 2005: US06940664 (18 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the use of a camera and a structured light pattern in a platenless document imaging system (1) to capture the image of a page or of a bound book together with depth information that can be inferred from the light pattern. The imaging system (1) comprises a support su ...


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Maurizio Pilu, Stephen Pollard: Specular reflection in captured images. Hewlett Packard Development Company, Foley & Lardner, November 14, 2006: US07136537 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for selectively adjusting the amount of specular reflections appearing in the final image output by an image capturing device by blending two substantially perfectly overlapping images, one with natural specular reflections and one without specular reflections. In the combined image, the am ...


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Maurizio Pilu: Image stabilization. Hewlett Packard Development Company, November 18, 2008: US07453493 (13 worldwide citation)

A video stabilization scheme which uses a dynamic programming algorithm in order to determine a best path through a notional stabilization band defined in terms of a trajectory of an image capture element. The best path is used in order to produce an optimally stabilized video sequence within the bo ...


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Maurizio Pilu, David Arthur Grosvenor, Shane Dickson: Displaying digital images. Hewlett Packard Development Company, November 27, 2007: US07302113 (11 worldwide citation)

A method of displaying digital images comprises the steps of using a processor to determine an extent of similarity between a first image part and a second image part, displaying a first image part from a viewpoint and transitioning to displaying a second image part from a viewpoint, the second imag ...