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Taizo Yasutake: Graphical input controller and method with rear screen image detection. ITU Research, Fenwick & West, January 9, 1996: US05483261 (1106 worldwide citation)

An interactive graphics system includes a touch-sensitive controller having a number of semi-transparent light-diffusing panels imaged by a rear mounted imaging device such as a video camera. The imaging device is arranged to detect the shadows of objects, such as fingers, touching any of the panels ...


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Janez Funda, David A LaRose, Russell H Taylor: System and method for augmentation of endoscopic surgery. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, May 23, 1995: US05417210 (719 worldwide citation)

The present method and apparatus use image processing to determine information about the position of a designated object. The invention is particularly useful in applications where the object is difficult to view or locate. In particular, the invention is used in endoscopic surgery to determine posi ...


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Alexander R Roustaei, Roland L Lawrence, Ali Lebaschi, Long Xiang Bian, Donald Fisher: Optical scanner for reading and decoding one- and-two-dimensional symbologies at variable depths of field including memory efficient high speed image processing means and high accuracy image analysis means. Symbol Technologies, Brown Martin Haller & McClain, May 26, 1998: US05756981 (568 worldwide citation)

An optical device for reading one- and two-dimensional symbologies at variable depths of field. The device has a light source for projecting emitted light toward the symbol image to be reflected back to an optical assembly, or zoom lens. The zoom gives multiple field of view capability to a CCD dete ...


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Janez Funda, David A LaRose, Russell H Taylor: Robotic system for positioning a surgical instrument relative to a patients body. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, November 12, 1996: US05572999 (529 worldwide citation)

The present method and apparatus use image processing to determine information about the position of a designated object. The invention is particularly useful in applications where the object is difficult to view or locate. In particular, the invention is used in endoscopic surgery to determined pos ...


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Sentihil Kumar, Jakub Segen: Video hand image-three-dimensional computer interface with multiple degrees of freedom. Lucent Technologies, November 14, 2000: US06147678 (504 worldwide citation)

A video gesture-based three-dimensional computer interface system that uses images of hand gestures to control a computer and that tracks motion of the user's hand or a portion thereof in a three-dimensional coordinate system with ten degrees of freedom. The system includes a computer with image pro ...


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Philip Victor Harman: Image processing method and apparatus. Dynamic Digital Depth Research, Banner & Witcoff, December 17, 2002: US06496598 (466 worldwide citation)

An image conversion system for converting monoscopic images for viewing in three dimensions including: an input means adapted to receive the monoscopic images; a preliminary analysis means to determine if there is any continuity between a first image and a second image of the monoscopic image sequen ...


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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 (465 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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Gregg Jørgen Suaning: Retinal stimulator. Alston & Bird, October 1, 2002: US06458157 (464 worldwide citation)

An apparatus facilitating the delivery of electrical stimulation to physiologically excitable retinal nerve cells includes: (a), a receiver/decoder/stimulator comprising a semiconductor integrated circuit and other components hermetically sealed within a capsule, implanted and fixed within the eye o ...


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Joseph Scott Stam, Jon Harold Bechtel, John King Roberts: Control system to automatically dim vehicle head lamps. Gentex Corporation, Brian J Rees, November 17, 1998: US05837994 (451 worldwide citation)

An automatic vehicle head lamp dimming system which includes an optical system and an imaging processing system. The optical system is configured to discriminate between head lamps and tail lamps and focus the light rays from the head lamps and tail lamps on different portions of a pixel sensor arra ...


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Janez Funda, David Arthur LaRose, Russell Highsmith Taylor: Method of creating an image of an anatomical feature where the feature is within a patients body. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, Whitham Curtis Whitham & McGinn, May 12, 1998: US05749362 (424 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises an instrument which is placed in relation to the designated object and which is capable of sending information about the object to a computer. Image processing methods are used to generated images of the object and determine positional information about it. This information c ...