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Stanley K Honey, Richard H Cavallaro, David Blyth Hill, Andrew G Setos, Jerry Neil Gepner, Timothy Paul Heidmann, Patrick Wade Olsen, Fred Judson Heinzmann, Alan C Phillips, Harold Guthart, Alan Alexander Burns, Charles Lawrence Rino, Philip Calvin Evans: System for enhancing the television presentation of an object at a sporting event. Fox Sports Productions, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, June 15, 1999: US05912700 (183 worldwide citation)

A system for enhancing the television presentation of an object at a sporting event includes one or more sensors which are used to determine the location of the object. Based on the location of the object and the field of view of a broadcast camera, a processor determines the position of the object ...


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Stanley K Honey, Richard H Cavallaro, David B Hill, Fred J Heinzmann, Alan C Phillips, Harold Guthart, Alan A Burns, Charles L Rino, Philip C Evans: Electromagnetic transmitting hockey puck. Fox Sports Productions, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 15, 1996: US05564698 (110 worldwide citation)

A hockey puck with an electromagnetic transmitter. The electromagnetic transmitter could include an infrared transmitter, ultraviolet transmitter, radar repeater, RF transmitter or other device for transmitting electromagnetic waves outside of the visible spectrum. The electromagnetic transmitter is ...


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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 (105 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 (92 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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Stanley K Honey, Richard H Cavallaro, Jerry Neil Gepner, Edward Gerald Goren, David Blyth Hill: Method and apparatus for enhancing the broadcast of a live event. Fox Sports Productions, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, June 29, 1999: US05917553 (76 worldwide citation)

Pan, tilt and zoom sensors are coupled to a broadcast camera in order to determine the field of view of the broadcast camera and to make a rough estimate of a target's location in the broadcast camera's field of view. Pattern recognition techniques can be used to determine the exact location of the ...


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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 (68 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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William F Squadron, Richard H Cavallaro, Stanley K Honey, Nicholas R Kalayjian, Terence J O Brien, Marvin S White: System for measuring a jump. Sportvision, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, December 26, 2000: US06167356 (61 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed that can measure the vertical height and/or the hang time of a jump. The system includes an acceleration detector, a controller, a display, a power source and a case that houses the components in a manner that allows the device to be worn or held by a person or object. The acce ...


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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 (59 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, Jerry Neil Gepner, Edward Gerald Goren, David Blyth Hill: Method and apparatus for adding a graphic indication of a first down to a live video of a football game. Fox Sports Productions, Fliesler Dubb Meyer & Lovejoy, October 31, 2000: US06141060 (50 worldwide citation)

Pan, tilt and zoom sensors are coupled to a broadcast camera in order to determine the field of view of the broadcast camera and to make a rough estimate of a target's location in the broadcast camera's field of view. Pattern recognition techniques can be used to determine the exact location of the ...


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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 (39 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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