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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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Rudolf M Bolle, Norman Haas, Frank J Oles, Tong Zhang: Method and apparatus for inducing classifiers for multimedia based on unified representation of features reflecting disparate modalities. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello Esq, May 10, 2005: US06892193 (114 worldwide citation)

This invention is a system and method to perform categorization (classification) of multimedia items. These items are comprised of a multitude of disparate information sources, in particular, visual information and textual information. Classifiers are induced based on combining textual and visual fe ...


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Ying Li Tian, Rudolf M Bolle: System and method for automatically detecting neutral expressionless faces in digital images. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, April 12, 2005: US06879709 (114 worldwide citation)

A system and method for automatic detecting neutral expressionless faces in digital images and video is described. First a face detector is used to detect the pose and position of a face and find the facial components. Second, the detected face is normalized to a standard size face. Then a set of ge ...


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Rudolf M Bolle, Nalini K Ratha, Andrew Senior: To a combined fingerprint acquisition and control device. International Business Machines Corporation, Whitham Curtis & Christofferson P C, Louis J Percello, September 6, 2005: US06941001 (103 worldwide citation)

The present invention combines the functionality of a computer pointing device with a fingerprint authentication system, In the preferred embodiment, by regularly scanning fingerprints acquired from the pointing device touch pad, fingerprint features may be extracted and compared to stored data on a ...


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Rudolf M Bolle, Norman Haas, Frank J Oles, Tong Zhang: Business method and apparatus for employing induced multimedia classifiers based on unified representation of features reflecting disparate modalities. International Business Machines Corporation, Satheesh K Karra Esq, January 31, 2006: US06993535 (79 worldwide citation)

This invention is a business system and method to perform categorization (classification) of multimedia items and to make business decisions based on the categorization of the item. The multimedia items are comprised of a multitude of disparate information sources, in particular, visual information ...


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Rudolf M Bolle, Chitra Dorai, Sunil J Noronha, Nalini K Ratha: System and method for multi-party validation, authentication and/or authorization via biometrics. International Business Machines Corporation, Satheesh K Karra, Harrington & Smith, October 31, 2006: US07130452 (45 worldwide citation)

A system and method for multi-party authentication is described. The multi-party authentication process uses synchronous and persistent biometrics signals received from parties to a transaction, based on a policy, to approve a transaction request. The biometrics signals preferably are expressed as c ...


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Rudolf M Bolle, Jonathan Connell: System and method for selectable semantic codec pairs for very low data-rate video transmission. International Business Machines Corporation, May 15, 2007: US07219364 (39 worldwide citation)

A system and method for using computer image processing for selectable task-based digital video compression is described. The system is intended to reduce travel of experts and let these experts direct field agents in performing tasks remotely. The tasks to be performed in the remote field can be mo ...


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Rudolf M Bolle, Sugata Ghosal, Sarathchandra Pankanti, Nalini Ratha, Raghavendra U Udupa: System and method for fingerprint image enhancement using partitioned least-squared filters. Lenovo, John L Rogitz, July 4, 2006: US07072523 (28 worldwide citation)

In an automatic fingerprint authentication or identification system, the fingerprint image acquisition is severely effected by the limitations of the acquisition process. The two modes of input, viz. scanning inked fingerprints from paper records or directly from a finger using live-scan fingerprint ...