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Marc S Levoy, Yi Ren Ng, Mark A Horowitz: Microscopy arrangements and approaches. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Crawford Maunu PLLC, May 25, 2010: US07723662 (178 worldwide citation)

Light-field microscopy is facilitated using an approach to image computation. In connection with an example embodiment, a subject (e.g., 105) is imaged by passing light from the subject through a microlens array (e.g., 120) to a photosensor array (e.g., 130) to simultaneously detect light from the s ...


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Colvin Pitts, Yi Ren Ng: System and method for acquiring, editing, generating and outputting video data. Lytro, Raubvogel Law Office, October 2, 2012: US08279325 (109 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods directed to acquiring, generating, manipulating and/or editing refocusable video data/frames. The refocusable video frames may be light field video frames that may be focused and/or re-focused after acquisition or recording of such video frames. In one aspect, method comprises: s ...


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Timothy J Knight, Yi Ren Ng, Colvin Pitts: Light field data acquisition devices, and methods of using and manufacturing same. Lytro, Raubvogel Law Office, October 16, 2012: US08289440 (108 worldwide citation)

A light field data acquisition device includes optics and a sensor to acquire light field image data of a scene. In at least one embodiment, the sensor is located at a substantially fixed, predetermined location relative to the focal point of the optics. The device determines a first virtual focus d ...


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Yi Ren Ng, Patrick M Hanrahan, Marc S Levoy, Mark A Horowitz: Imaging arrangements and methods therefor. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Courtney IP Law, May 3, 2011: US07936392 (81 worldwide citation)

Image data is processed to facilitate focusing and/or optical correction. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an imaging arrangement collects light data corresponding to light passing through a particular focal plane. The light data is collected using an approach that facili ...


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Yi Ren Ng, Chia Kai Liang, Kurt Barton Akeley, Bennett Wilburn: Capturing and relighting images using multiple devices. Lytro, Raubvogel Law Office, April 7, 2015: US09001226 (45 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for coordinating image capture using multiple devices, including for example multiple image capture devices (cameras), multiple lighting devices (flash), and/or the like. In at least one embodiment, the system of the present invention is configured to collect image i ...


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Colvin Pitts, Timothy James Knight, Chia Kai Liang, Yi Ren Ng: Extended depth of field and variable center of perspective in light-field processing. Lytro, Raubvogel Law Office, August 19, 2014: US08811769 (22 worldwide citation)

According to various embodiments, the system and method of the present invention process light-field image data in a manner that reduces artifacts and that yields 2-D images with extended depth of field, and with variable placement of the center of perspective. Center of perspective can be varied ba ...


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Yi Ren Ng, Patrick M Hanrahan, Mark A Horowitz, Marc S Levoy: Variable imaging arrangements and methods therefor. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Courtney IP Law, Barbara B Courtney, August 21, 2012: US08248515 (20 worldwide citation)

Various approaches to imaging involve selecting directional and spatial resolution. According to an example embodiment, images are computed using an imaging arrangement to facilitate selective directional and spatial aspects of the detection and processing of light data. Light passed through a main ...


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Yi Ren Ng: Interactive refocusing of electronic images. Lytro, Raubvogel Law Office, October 15, 2013: US08559705 (18 worldwide citation)

A method is performed to refocus a digital photographic image comprising a plurality of pixels. In the method, a set of images is computed corresponding to the digital photographic image and focused at different depths. Refocus depths for at least a subset of the pixels are identified and stored in ...


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Yi Ren Ng, Colvin Pitts, Timothy Knight: Light field data acquisition. Lytro, Raubvogel Law Office, May 13, 2014: US08724014 (17 worldwide citation)

A light field data acquisition device includes optics and a light field sensor to acquire light field image data of a scene. In at least one embodiment, the light field sensor is located at a substantially fixed, predetermined distance relative to the focal point of the optics. In response to user i ...


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Yi Ren Ng, Patrick M Hanrahan, Mark A Horowitz, Marc S Levoy: Correction of optical aberrations. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Courtney IP Law, Barbara B Courtney, August 14, 2012: US08243157 (16 worldwide citation)

Digital images are computed using an approach for correcting lens aberration. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, a digital imaging arrangement implements microlenses to direct light to photosensors that detect the light and generate data corresponding to the detected light. ...