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Taizo Yasutake: Graphical input controller and method with rear screen image detection. ITU Research, Fenwick & West, January 9, 1996: US05483261 (845 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 (549 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 (468 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 (455 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 (417 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 (415 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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Clifford J Owens, Thomas L Rutledge: Method and apparatus for electronic image processing of documents for accounting purposes. NCR Corporation, J T Cavender, Albert L Sessler Jr, Elmer Wargo, April 28, 1981: US04264808 (402 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for separating the information on documents involved in transactions such as accounting or banking transactions, for example, from the documents themselves and also for placing control of the processing of the transactions on this information instead of on the do ...


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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 (378 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 ...


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Chen Feng: Hand held dataform reader having strobing ultraviolet light illumination assembly for reading fluorescent dataforms. Meta Holdings Corporation, Watts Hoffmann Fisher & Heinke Co LPA, September 26, 2000: US06123263 (370 worldwide citation)

A portable data collection device having a modular imaging-based dataform reader. The dataform reader includes a two dimensional imaging assembly adapted to image and decode a dataform printed using ink that fluoresces when illuminated by ultraviolet light. The imaging assembly includes a two dimens ...



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