Neal Margulis, Chad Fogg: System and method for using temporal gamma and reverse super-resolution to process images for use in digital display systems. Pixonics, Wells St John Roberts Gregory & Matkin, January 22, 2002: US06340994 (182 worldwide citation)

An image processing system including a display output processor using Temporal Gamma Processing (TGP) and Reverse Super-resolution (RSR) techniques to process images. TGP assures that the time-related representation of an image is as accurate as possible, and thus, based on a previous frame value an ...

Monte Andre Dickson, Bingcheng Ni, Shufeng Han, John F Reid: Trajectory path planner for a vision guidance system. Case Corporation, Foley & Lardner, May 7, 2002: US06385515 (181 worldwide citation)

An automatic vision guidance system for an agricultural vehicle is disclosed and described. The vision guidance system uses a K-means clustering algorithm in image processing to distinguish between crop and non-crop features. The vision guidance system utilizes moment algorithms to determine the loc ...

Salih Burak Gokturk, Carlo Tomasi, Fahri Sürücü: Optical methods for remotely measuring objects. Canesta, December 18, 2007: US07310431 (180 worldwide citation)

A class of measurement devices can be made available using a family of projection patterns and image processing and computer vision algorithms. The proposed system involves a camera system, one or more structured light source, or a special pattern that is already drawn on the object under measuremen ...

Timothy Edwards, Jochen Heinzmann, Sebastien Rougeaux, Alex Zelinsky: Facial image processing system. Seeing Machines, St Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, May 9, 2006: US07043056 (179 worldwide citation)

A method of determining an eye gaze direction of an observer is disclosed comprising the steps of: (a) capturing at least one image of the observer and determining a head pose angle of the observer; (b) utilizing the head pose angle to locate an expected eye position of the observer, and (c) analyzi ...

Charles S Palm: Methods and apparatus for using image data to determine camera location and orientation. Synthonics Incorporated, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, December 16, 1997: US05699444 (177 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for accurately surveying and determining the physical location of objects in a scene are disclosed which use image data captured by one or more cameras and three points from the scene which may either be measured after the images are captured or may be included in the calibrate ...

John T Hooks Jr: Image processing system. Vought Corporation, James M Cate, Stephen S Sadacca, July 31, 1984: US04463380 (177 worldwide citation)

An image processing system is disclosed wherein information corresponding to a selected geographical region or geometric system is stored and selectively retrieved and processed to reproduce images corresponding to selected portions of the geographical or geometric system. In a preferred embodiment, ...

Mark R Rutenberg, Thomas L Hall, Robert Domes, Richard Chaban, Thomas Dulak, James M Herriman, John Porzio, Randall L Luck, James Knapp: Automated cytological specimen classification system and method. Neuromedical Systems, Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, February 15, 1994: US05287272 (176 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.

John Ellenby, Thomas William Ellenby, Peter Malcolm Ellenby, Kenyon E B McGuire: Electro-optic vision systems. GeoVector Corporation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, May 16, 2000: US06064398 (176 worldwide citation)

An image processing system for producing an augmented image of a real world scene uses an image capturing device that captures a digital image of the real world scene and uses a database of real world scene information. The system includes the storage resources that locate the selected real world sc ...

Kenneth Schofield, Mark L Larson, Keith J Vadas: Vehicle headlight control using imaging sensor. Donnelly Corporation, Van Dyke Gardner Linn & Burkhart, December 14, 2004: US06831261 (176 worldwide citation)

A headlamp control system for a vehicle includes an imaging array sensor, which has a field of view forward of the vehicle, and a control that processes images captured by the imagine array sensor. The control is operable to detect light sources in the field of view and to determine an activity leve ...

Mark Peter Heilbrun, Paul McDonald, J Clayton Wiker, Spencer Koehler, William Peters: Apparatus and method for photogrammetric surgical localization. Sofamor Danek Holdings, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L, December 26, 2000: US06165181 (173 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for defining the location of a medical instrument relative to features of a medical workspace including a patient's body region are described. Pairs of two-dimensional images are obtained, preferably by means of two video cameras making images of the workspace along different ...