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Jozsef Kiraly, Ervin Dobler: Method and system for gesture category recognition and training using a feature vector. Mindmaker, Wagner Murabito & Hao, June 19, 2001: US06249606 (358 worldwide citation)

A computer implemented method and system for gesture category recognition and training. Generally, a gesture is a hand or body initiated movement of a cursor directing device to outline a particular pattern in particular directions done in particular periods of time. The present invention allows a c ...


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Kikuo Fujimura, Youding Zhu: Pose estimation based on critical point analysis. Honda Motor, Fenwick & West, Mark Duell, January 8, 2008: US07317836 (319 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for estimating a pose of a subject. The subject can be a human, an animal, a robot, or the like. A camera receives depth information associated with a subject, a pose estimation module to determine a pose or action of the subject from images, and an interaction module to output a ...


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Niels Lobo, Young Kwon: Automatic feature detection and age classification of human faces in digital images. University of Central Florida, Brian S Steinberger, Law Offices of Brian S Steinberger, July 14, 1998: US05781650 (305 worldwide citation)

The invention includes a four step process for automatically finding facial images of a human face in an electronically digitized image (for example, taken by a video-camera), and classifying the age of the person (associated with the face) into an age category. For example three age categories: a b ...


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Dan S Bloomberg, Robert F Tow: Adaptive scaling for decoding spatially periodic self-clocking glyph shape codes. Xerox Corporation, February 25, 1992: US05091966 (288 worldwide citation)

Weighted and unweighted convolution filtering processes are provided for decoding bitmap image space representations of self-clocking glyph shape codes and for tracking the number and locations of the ambiquities or "errors" that are encountered during the decoding. This error detection may be linke ...


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Daozheng Lu, Simon W Lu: Identification card verification system. Daozheng Lu, Simon W Lu, David Kiewit, July 11, 1995: US05432864 (264 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatus and method for verifying the identity of a person by comparing that person's face (or selected facial features) with an image generated using data stored on an identification card, badge, tag or other escort memory carried by the person. Both automatic and ma ...


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Jiebo Luo, Stephen Etz, Amit Singhal: Method for automatic determination of main subjects in photographic images. Eastman Kodak Company, David M Woods, August 28, 2001: US06282317 (250 worldwide citation)

A method for detecting a main subject in an image, the method comprises: receiving a digital image; extracting regions of arbitrary shape and size defined by actual objects from the digital image; grouping the regions into larger segments corresponding to physically coherent objects; extracting for ...


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Jeffrey S Coffin, Darryl Ingram: Facial recognition system for security access and identification. Laubscher & Laubscher, November 23, 1999: US05991429 (241 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for identifying individuals for the purposes of determining clearance access or surveillance is characterized by enrolling an image of a person's face either voluntarily or secretly to be later used for comparison when the person voluntarily desires clearance or is covertly de ...


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Scott A Moskowitz: Multiple transform utilization and applications for secure digital watermarking. Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, March 20, 2001: US06205249 (237 worldwide citation)

Multiple transform utilization and applications for secure digital watermarking. In one embodiment of the present invention, digital blocks in digital information to be protected are transformed into the frequency domain using a fast Fourier transform. A plurality of frequencies and associated ampli ...


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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 (231 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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Clyde Musgrave, Robert S Dulude: System and method for authenticating electronic transactions using biometric certificates. GTE Service Corporation, Leonard Charles Suchyta, March 13, 2001: US06202151 (229 worldwide citation)

A technique for combining biometric identification with digital certificates for electronic authentication called biometric certificates. The technique includes the management of biometric certificates through the use of a biometric certificate management system. Biometric certificates may be used i ...



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