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James L Faulkerson, Raymond L Picard, Edward J Menard, Sanford M Bennett, Timothy J McCarthy, Edwin S Foden, Michael A Gipe, Allan A Moluf, Michael W Jacobs, Bruce E Boatner: Adaptive image acquisition system. Everex Ti Corporation, Roberts and Quiogue, August 14, 1990: US04949391 (180 worldwide citation)

An adaptive image acquisition system employing a hand-held optical scanner or camera is disclosed. The system includes an adaptive camera exposure control system to adjust the camera exposure time to the media's reflectivity characteristics. The system assembles a "filmstrip" of images from compress ...


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Matthias C Krantz: Conventional and confocal multi-spot scanning optical microscope. KLA Tencor Corporation, Eric B Meyertons, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, June 19, 2001: US06248988 (150 worldwide citation)

A multispot scanning optical microscope image acquisition system for confocal and conventional imaging, metrology, real-time viewing, inspection and review of an object features an array of multiple separate focused light spots illuminating the object and a corresponding array detector detecting lig ...


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Timothy D Telymonde: Method and apparatus for image acquisition from a plurality of cameras. Patrick J Pinto, December 14, 1999: US06002743 (141 worldwide citation)

An image acquisition system that uses multiple cameras or image sensors in a redundant camera array. The cameras or sensors are arrayed in rows and columns so that a viewing area of each camera overlaps a viewing area of an adjacent camera. At least one camera is positioned in the array so that all ...


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Franc J Camara, Richard S Turner Jr, Mark R Enstrom, Reed K Bement, Andrew S Ivory: Computer-implemented image acquistion system. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 16, 2002: US06373507 (125 worldwide citation)

An image acquisition system has a computer and one or more imaging devices coupled to the computer. Each imaging device has a device memory and is capable of capturing a digital image and storing the image in its memory. An image device manager is implemented in software on the computer to control o ...


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Eric J Seibel, Quinn Y J Smithwick, Thomas A Furness III: Image acquisition with depth enhancement. University of Washington, Steven P Koda, May 13, 2003: US06563105 (99 worldwide citation)

A minimally invasive, medical, image acquisition system outputs a light beam or pulse which illuminates a precise spot size. A plurality of photon detector detect returning photons from the object, including the spot. Pixel resolution is determined by the area of the illumination spot (and thus the ...


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David R King: Methods and apparatus for charge coupled device image acquisition with independent integration and readout. Cognex Corporation, David J Powsner, August 19, 2003: US06608647 (88 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for image acquisition utilize a charge coupled device having a photosensitive region that responds to an applied transfer signal by transferring charge accumulated on the collection sites to the corresponding readout sites. The non-photosensitive region responds to a read signa ...


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John Mario Monti: Multi-mode camera and method therefor. Pixim, Joe Zheng, January 20, 2004: US06680748 (85 worldwide citation)

An image acquisition system that is used to acquire digital images of objects or scenes is disclosed. The image acquisition system supports multiple modes of operation. The image acquisition system can be used to acquire and store not only video images but also still images. The image acquisition sy ...


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T Eric Hopkins: Image acquisition system. Metrovideo, Lahive & Cockfield, August 28, 2001: US06282462 (78 worldwide citation)

An image acquisition system for machine vision systems decouples image acquisition from the transmission of the image to a host processor by using a programmable imager controller to selectively disable and enable the transmission of data to the host and by using a system of buffers to temporarily s ...


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Sol Nudelman, Donald R Ouimette: Lateral effect imaging system. The University of Connecticut, Chilton Alix & Van Kirk, April 6, 1993: US05200838 (74 worldwide citation)

An image acquisition system employs spaced lateral effect diodes for acquiring signals which are processed to generate signals indicative of a three dimensional image of an object. An endoscope is adapted for operation in association with an optical scanner which generates a beam of radiation tracin ...


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Sol Nudelman, Donald R Ouimette: Multi-dimensional multi-spectral imaging system. The University of Connecticut, Chilton Alix & Van Kirk, April 28, 1992: US05109276 (73 worldwide citation)

An image acquisition system employs elemental and/or lateral effect detectors in conjunction with an optical scanner which provides a beam of radiation tracing out a raster to illuminate an object. The system generates an electrical signal which is processed to generate data indicative of a two or t ...