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Gregg Jørgen Suaning: Retinal stimulator. Alston & Bird, October 1, 2002: US06458157 (362 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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Kurtis J Ritchey: Panoramic display system. July 14, 1992: US05130794 (360 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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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 (354 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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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 (351 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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Eric P Batterman, Donald G Chandler: Hand-held bar code reader with laser scanning and 2D image capture. Omniplanar, Allan Jacobson, May 1, 2001: US06223988 (346 worldwide citation)

A hand-held bar code reader includes a laser scanning module and a two dimensional image sensor and processing for reading a bar code. The laser scanner assists the 2D image processing by providing information on location, type, range, reflectivity, and presence of bar code for 2D reading. Additiona ...


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Rabbani Majid Eastman Kodak Co, Melnychuck Paul W Eastman Koda, Axman Michael Stuart Eastman K, Baradar Ali R Eastman Kodak Co: Method and apparatus for the addition and removal of digital watermarks in a hierarchical image storage and retrieval system.. Eastman Kodak Co, May 3, 1995: EP0651554-A1 (339 worldwide citation)

An image processing technique is described in the context of a hierarchical image storage and retrieval system. The method allows for the controlled addition and removal of digital watermarks from selected image components in the hierarchy. The method adds a digital watermark in a selected image res ...


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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 (332 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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Surender K Kenue: Vision method of detecting lane boundaries and obstacles. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, November 13, 1990: US04970653 (332 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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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 (331 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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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 (317 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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