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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 (423 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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Roberto Cipolla, Yasukazu Okamoto, Yoshinori Kuno: 3D human interface apparatus using motion recognition based on dynamic image processing. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Foley & Lardner, December 3, 1996: US05581276 (410 worldwide citation)

A 3D human interface apparatus using a motion recognition based on a dynamic image processing in which the motion of an operator operated object as an imaging target can be recognized accurately and stably. The apparatus includes: an image input unit for entering a plurality of time series images of ...


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Kurtis J Ritchey: Panoramic display system. July 14, 1992: US05130794 (407 worldwide citation)

A panoramic image based virtual reality display system includes a panoramic optical assembly, preferably of substantially spherical coverage, feeding composite optical images to a light sensitive surface of a video camera for storage or further processing in image processing circuitry. Such image pr ...


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Pierre Lelong, Govert Dalm, Jan Klijn: Image processing method and device for constructing an image from adjacent images. U S Philips Corporation, Edward W Goodman, August 22, 1995: US05444478 (407 worldwide citation)

A method of processing images for constructing a target image (Io) from adjacent images having a fixed frame line and referred to as source images (I1, . . . , Ii, Ij, . . . , In), the source and target images having substantially common view points. This method includes the steps of: digitizing the ...


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Surender K Kenue: Vision method of detecting lane boundaries and obstacles. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, November 13, 1990: US04970653 (407 worldwide citation)

An image processing method operates on an image from a ccd camera viewing a roadway scene in front of a vehicle to detect lane markers and determine the relationship of the vehicle to the lane. Obstacles in the lane near the vehicle are detected and a warning is given to the driver. The method uses ...


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Don Rutledge Day, Rabindranath Dutta: Using video image analysis to automatically transmit gestures over a network in a chat or instant messaging session. International Business Machines Corporation, Marilyn Smith Dawkins, May 2, 2006: US07039676 (402 worldwide citation)

The system, method, and program of the invention captures actual physical gestures made by a participant during a chat room or instant messaging session or other real time communication session between participants over a network and automatically transmits a representation of the gestures to the ot ...


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Johannes Bernhard Steffens, Egor Valerievich Elagin, Luciano Pasquale Agostino Nocera, Thomas Maurer, Hartmut Neven: Face recognition from video images. Eyematic Interfaces, Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich, October 9, 2001: US06301370 (378 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in an apparatus, and related method, for detecting and recognizing an object in an image frame. The object may be, for example, a head having particular facial characteristics. The object detection process uses robust and computationally efficient techniques. The ob ...


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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 (377 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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Xiaoxun Zhu, Yong Liu, Ka Man Au, Rui Hou, Hongpeng Yu, Xi Tao, Liang Liu, Wenhua Zhang, Anatoly Kotlarsky, Sankar Ghosh, Michael Schnee, Pasqual Spatafore, Thomas Amundsen, Sung Byun, Mark Schmidt, Garrett Russell, John Bonanno, C Harry Knowles: Hand-supportable digital imaging-based bar code symbol reader supporting narrow-area and wide-area modes of illumination and image capture. Metrologic Instruments, Thomas J Perkowski Esq P C, October 31, 2006: US07128266 (363 worldwide citation)

A hand-supportable digital imaging-based bar code symbol reading device comprises: an ir-based object presence and range detection subsystem; a multi-mode area-type image formation and detection subsystem having narrow-area and wide area image capture modes of operation; a multi-mode LED-based illum ...


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Glen William Auty, Peter Ian Corke, Paul Alexander Dunn, Ian Barry MacIntyre, Dennis Charles Mills, Benjamin Francis Simons, Murray John Jensen, Rodney Lavis Knight, David Stuart Pierce, Ponnampalam Balakumar: Vehicle monitoring system. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Telstra Corporation, Thomas J Engellenner, Anthony A Lahive & Cockfield Laurentano, September 15, 1998: US05809161 (353 worldwide citation)

An object monitoring system includes a camera node (2) for monitoring movement of an object (18) to determine an acquisition time when an image of the object (18) is to be acquired and acquiring the image at the predetermined time. The system includes a camera (6) which is able to monitor moving obj ...