David A Simon, Kurt R Smith: System and methods for the reduction and elimination of image artifacts in the calibration of X-ray imagers. Surgical Navigation Technologies, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, September 12, 2000: US06118845 (191 worldwide citation)

Image processing operations are used to improve images that include visual artifacts generated by calibration markers used in intrinsic calibration of an x-ray image. Artifacts introduced by opaque or semi-transparent calibration markers may be completely or partially removed from the image. More pa ...

Shusaku Okamoto, Masamichi Nakagawa, Kunio Nobori, Atsushi Morimura: Image processing device and monitoring system. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, January 9, 2007: US07161616 (191 worldwide citation)

A synthetic image viewed from a virtual point of view above a vehicle is generated, using images captured by a plurality of cameras shooting surroundings of the vehicle. In the synthetic image, an illustration image or an actual image of the vehicle is displayed in a vehicle region in which the vehi ...

James L Taaffe, Maria Kaldis: Apparatus for retrieval and processing of selected archived images for display at workstation terminals. Massachusetts General Hospital, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, January 12, 1993: US05179651 (191 worldwide citation)

An image processing and display system employs a high speed image local area network (LAN) for transferring image data separate from control data. A general purpose LAN carries graphics data and control data of the system. One more image display controller than display monitor is used to provide off ...

Noriko Shimomura: Position measuring apparatus using a pair of electronic cameras. Nissan Motor, Foley & Lardner, November 5, 2002: US06477260 (189 worldwide citation)

A distance measuring apparatus applicable to a mobile body such as an automotive vehicle which detects a position of an obstacle (a target object) without influence of an ambient environment such as a white line and determines positions of lateral ends of the obstacle is disclosed. In the distance m ...

John M Evans Jr, Carl F R Weiman, Steven J King: Visual navigation and obstacle avoidance structured light system. Transitions Research Corporation, Perman & Green, September 4, 1990: US04954962 (188 worldwide citation)

A vision system for a vehicle, such as a mobile robot (10) includes at least one radiation projector (14, 16) which projects a structured beam of radiation into the robot's environment. The structured beam of radiation (14a, 16a) preferably has a substantially planar pattern of sufficient width to e ...

Earle W Jennings III: Non-volatile memory with embedded programmable controller. Hyundai Electronics America, Townsend & Townsend & Crew, October 17, 2000: US06134631 (188 worldwide citation)

Computer systems may be provided with additional performance for demanding applications while adding little additional hardware. For example, a slave device for a host computer system combines an embedded programmable controller with non-volatile memory, local RAM, and interface logic. The host comp ...

Mark R Rutenberg: Neural network based automated cytological specimen classification system and method. Nueromedical Systems, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, October 23, 1990: US04965725 (188 worldwide citation)

An automated screening system and method for cytological specimen classification in which a neural network is utilized in performance of the classification function. Also included is an automated microscope and associated image processing circuitry.

Richard G Stearns, David L Hecht, Dan S Bloomberg: Convolution filtering for decoding self-clocking glyph shape codes. Xerox Corporation, July 7, 1992: US05128525 (186 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 ...

Martin A Maurinus, Wilbert F Janson Jr: Interactive camera for network processing of captured images. Eastman Kodak Company, David M Woods, February 25, 1997: US05606365 (185 worldwide citation)

A digital still camera and interactive system and method for video display or reproduction of captured images employing an image processing system on an interactive network for receiving and converting a captured raw, digitized image information set into a display image format for display as a video ...

Takeshi Suzuki: Subordinate image processing apparatus. Olympus Optical, Cushman Darby & Cushman IP Group of Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, March 3, 1998: US05724579 (182 worldwide citation)

Subordinate images are produced by extracting parts of photographically obtained or externally supplied main image data of a predetermined image area for improving retrieval properties. First, subordinate image is produced by extracting part of photographically obtained or externally supplied main i ...