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Brian Hoffman
Wenyi Zhao, Chenyu Wu, David Hirvonen, Christopher J Hasser, Brian E Miller, Catherine J Mohr, Myriam J Curet, Tao Zhao, Simon Dimaio, Brian D Hoffman: Efficient 3-d telestration for local robotic proctoring. Intuitive Surgical, Patent Dept, Intuitive Surgical Operations, July 1, 2010: US20100164950-A1

An apparatus is configured to show telestration in 3-D to a surgeon in real time. A proctor is shown one side of a stereo image pair, such that the proctor can draw a telestration line on the one side with an input device. Points of interest are identified for matching to the other side of the stere ...


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Jin Gu: Creating 3D images of objects by illuminating with infrared patterns. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, September 30, 2008: US07430312 (352 worldwide citation)

According to a general aspect, processing images includes projecting an infra-red pattern onto a three-dimensional object and producing a first image, a second image, and a third image of the three-dimensional object while the pattern is projected on the three-dimensional object. The first image and ...


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Richard Marks: System and method for providing a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment. Sony Computer Entertainment, Martine Penilla Group, December 6, 2011: US08072470 (322 worldwide citation)

An invention is provided for affording a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment using a three-dimensional camera. The invention includes obtaining two-dimensional data values for a plurality of pixels representing a physical scene, and obtaining a depth value for each pixel of the plura ...


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Christopher Adam Crane, Tom J Bannon, Daniel Martin Donahue, Donald Wayne Adkins, Judd England Heape, Andrew Kendall Smith, Thomas M Siep: Method of modeling player position and movement in a virtual reality system. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Tammy L Williams, Wade James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, April 25, 2000: US06054991 (315 worldwide citation)

In a virtual reality system (20) an operator perceives being in a virtual reality world (74) of virtual reality images (62). The system (20) models the relative position and movement of objects (208 and 210) in a virtual reality world (74) by representing graphically a first (208) and second (210) o ...


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Jin Gu: Creating 3D images of objects by illuminating with infrared patterns. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, August 4, 2009: US07570805 (300 worldwide citation)

According to a general aspect, processing images includes projecting an infra-red pattern onto a three-dimensional object and producing a first image, a second image, and a third image of the three-dimensional object while the pattern is projected on the three-dimensional object. The first image and ...


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Redmann William G, Watson Scott F: Method and apparatus for providing enhanced graphics in a virtual world.. Walt Disney Prod, February 16, 1994: EP0583061-A2 (290 worldwide citation)

Method and sytems are provided for rendering and displaying in a real time 3-D computer graphic system a sequence of images of a subject using a plurality of time-sequenced textures such that at least a portion of the subject appears animated. The time-sequenced textures are derived from sources suc ...


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Kevin L Hunter: System and method for generating an animatable character. Workman Nydegger, June 29, 2010: US07746345 (288 worldwide citation)

A system and method are disclosed for generating an animatable object. A skeleton of the desired character is constructed by the user utilizing various predetermined components. These predetermined components include a various selection of rods and joints. The rods are static components which remain ...


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Sergey Antonov, Alexei I Antonov: Method and apparatus for 3-D data input to a personal computer with a multimedia oriented operating system. June 1, 2010: US07729530 (287 worldwide citation)

In this exciting time of increasingly powerful computer tools only few imaginable things are left to be invented. Recently issued PC multimedia operating system Vista supports speech and hand writing recognition, visual and data streaming and networking, as well as traditional computer powers. Prese ...


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Marc Levoy, Pat Hanrahan: Method and system for light field rendering. Board of Trustees Leland Stanford Jr University, Coudert Brothers, August 1, 2000: US06097394 (265 worldwide citation)

Described is a simple and robust method and system for generating new views from arbitrary camera positions without depth information or feature matching, simply by combining and resampling the available images. This technique interprets input images as two-dimensional slices of a four dimensional f ...


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Nathan P Myhrvold, James T Kajiya, Jerome E Lengyel, Russell Schick: Method and system for generating images using Gsprites. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, February 2, 1999: US05867166 (224 worldwide citation)

In an image processing system, a method for generating a images includes rendering graphical models comprising a scene to separate image layers called "gsprites," and then compositing these image layers to generate an image. An image processor can retrieve gsprites from memory, transform them, and c ...