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John Iselin Woodfill, Henry Harlyn Baker, Brian Von Herzen, Robert Dale Alkire: Data processing system and method. Interval Research Corporation, Ritter VanPelt & Yi, April 10, 2001: US06215898 (424 worldwide citation)

A powerful, scaleable, and reconfigurable image processing system and method of processing data therein is described. This general purpose, reconfigurable engine with toroidal topology, distributed memory, and wide bandwidth I/O are capable of solving real applications at real-time speeds. The recon ...


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Gandhimathi Vaithilingam, Mohamed S Abdel Mottaleb: Using meta-descriptors to represent multimedia information. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Daniel J Piotrowski, June 25, 2002: US06411724 (133 worldwide citation)

Multimedia information retrieval is performed using meta-descriptors in addition to descriptors. A “descriptor” is a representation of a feature, a “feature” being a distinctive characteristic of multimedia information, while a “meta-descriptor” is information about the descriptor. Meta-descriptors ...


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YouLing Lin, A Kathleen Hennessey, Ramakrishna Pattikonda, Veera S Khaja, Rajasekar Reddy: Method and system for anomaly detection. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Robert L Troike, Richard L Donaldson, July 18, 2000: US06091846 (130 worldwide citation)

A system and method for detecting anomalies on a manufactured device includes or utilizes a moveable stage for holding and positioning the device, a camera for capturing an image of the device on the stage, a digitizer coupled to the camera for producing a digital-pixel-based representation of the i ...


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Ralph T Brunner, Peter Graffagnino: Rendering translucent layers in a display system. Apple Computer, Fenwick & West, April 9, 2002: US06369830 (125 worldwide citation)

A system and method of rendering overlapping layers in a computer display, such as a windowing system, employs front-to-back assembly of the displayed image. An arbitrary number of overlapping elements, such as windows, can be presented, without requiring temporary storage space or additional off-sc ...


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Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Mihai Ciuc, Stefanita Ciurel, Constantin Vertran: Classification and organization of consumer digital images using workflow, and face detection and recognition. FotoNation Vision, Andrew V Smith, June 23, 2009: US07551755 (117 worldwide citation)

A processor-based system operating according to digitally-embedded programming instructions includes a face detection module for identifying face regions within digital images. A normalization module generates a normalized version of the face region. A face recognition module extracts a set of face ...


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Geoffrey B Rhoads: Image processor and image processing method. Digimarc Corporation, Digimarc Corporation, January 2, 2007: US07158654 (98 worldwide citation)

A pattern signal is steganographically encoded in a content object to aid in identifying distortion (e.g., image rotation) to which the object may be subjected. The signal may include a feature that can be used to unambiguously identify correct orientation.


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GUTKOWICZ KRUSIN DINA, ELBAUM MAREK, GREENEBAUM MICHAEL, JACOBS ADAM, BOGDAN ALEXANDRU: [fr] Systèmes et procédés dimagerie multispectrale et de caractérisation de tissu cutané, [de] Anordnungen und Verfahren zur multispektralen Bildgebung und Charakterisierung von Hautgewebe, [en] Systems and methods for the multispectral imaging and characterization of skin tissue. MELA SCIENCES, December 22, 2010: EP2264669-A2 (91 worldwide citation)

[en] Systems and methods for the multispectral imaging of skin tissue enables automatic characterization of the condition of a region of interest of the skin, based on direct digital imaging of the region of interest (Figures 1a, 2) or the digitization of color photographic slides of the region of i ...


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Frederich N Tou, Stephen P Capps: Method and apparatus for inserting text on a pen-based computer system. Apple Computer, Hickman Beyer & Weaver, June 18, 1996: US05528743 (87 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus in accordance with the present invention comprises the process and means for receiving input strokes made with a stylus on a screen of a pen-based computer and determining if the strokes comprise a text object. When the strokes do form a text object, a rating for each existing ...


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Hirochika Matsuoka: Image processing apparatus and method. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, October 14, 2003: US06633667 (82 worldwide citation)

A process that prepares inverse conversion data in advance, and inversely converts a signal in a given color space into that in an original color space suffers conversion accuracy variations depending on the spatial intervals of color signals upon preparing the inverse conversion data, requires high ...


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Eran Steinberg, Peter Corcoran, Yury Prilutsky, Petronel Bigioi, Mihai Ciuc, Stefanita Ciurel, Constantin Vertran: Classification system for consumer digital images using automatic workflow and face detection and recognition. FotoNation Vision, Andrew V Smith, July 21, 2009: US07564994 (81 worldwide citation)

A processor-based system operating according to digitally-embedded programming instructions includes a face detection module for identifying face regions within digital images. A normalization module generates a normalized version of the face region. A face recognition module automatically extracts ...



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