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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 (404 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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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 (401 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 (392 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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Kurtis J Ritchey: Panoramic display system. July 14, 1992: US05130794 (387 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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Surender K Kenue: Vision method of detecting lane boundaries and obstacles. General Motors Corporation, Howard N Conkey, November 13, 1990: US04970653 (376 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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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 (375 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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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 (368 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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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 (367 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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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 (349 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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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 (343 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 ...



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