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Jin Gu: Creating 3D images of objects by illuminating with infrared patterns. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, September 30, 2008: US07430312 (352 worldwide citation)

According to a general aspect, processing images includes projecting an infra-red pattern onto a three-dimensional object and producing a first image, a second image, and a third image of the three-dimensional object while the pattern is projected on the three-dimensional object. The first image and ...


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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 (351 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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Keiji Saneyoshi: Distance detection system for vehicles. Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Beveridge DeGrandi Weilacher & Young, April 26, 1994: US05307136 (344 worldwide citation)

An automobile distance detection system includes an image camera system which photographs an object which exists in a required range external to an automobile, from a plurality of different directions and obtains a plurality of pictures, and a picture processing unit which processes the plural numbe ...


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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 (344 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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Panos G Michalopoulos, Richard A Fundakowski, Meletios Geokezas, Robert C Fitch: Vehicle detection through image processing for traffic surveillance and control. Regents of the University of Minnesota, Kinney & Lange, July 11, 1989: US04847772 (341 worldwide citation)

A vehicle detection system for providing data characteristic of traffic conditions includes a camera overlooking a roadway section for providing video signals representative of the field (traffic scene), and a digitizer for digitizing these signals and providing successive arrays of pixels (picture ...


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Peter J Burt: Dynamic method for recognizing objects and image processing system therefor. David Sarnoff Research Center, William J Burke, November 5, 1991: US05063603 (335 worldwide citation)

A time series of successive relatively high-resolution frames of image data, any frame of which may or may not include a graphical representation of one or more predetermined specific members (e.g., particular known persons) of a given generic class (e.g. human beings), is examined in order to recog ...


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Larry Sitka: Hierarchical data storage management. Imation, William D Bauer, December 11, 2001: US06330572 (328 worldwide citation)

A system and method for managing the storage of files within an HSM system incorporate an architecture and methodology that facilitate the storage and retrieval of large image files as part of an overall image processing workflow. In particular, the system and method may find ready application in a ...


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Charles J Jacobus, Jennifer Lynn Griffin: Method and system for simulating medical procedures including virtual reality and control method and system for use therein. Cybernet Systems Corporation, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson&Citkowski, June 23, 1998: US05769640 (322 worldwide citation)

A method and system for simulating medical procedures is presented. During an actual medical procedure, the actions of a medical instrument are measured and recorded. These actions are generated on a member representative of the medical instrument to simulate the actual medical procedure. Forces act ...


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Seth Rosenthal, John R Anderson, Steve Sullivan: Method and apparatus for using captured high density motion for animation. Irell & Manella, October 14, 2003: US06633294 (320 worldwide citation)

A technique for high-resolution motion capture according to the present invention includes a high-resolution makeup scheme and calibration object to optimize data capture. Data reduction and processing techniques reduce noise in the raw data and result in sufficient captured data to permit the use o ...


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Shigeto Nakayama: Lane image processing system for vehicle. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Lyon & Lyon, August 4, 1998: US05790403 (319 worldwide citation)

A lane image processing system for a vehicle to recognize the lane on which the vehicle travels. The system has a CCD camera mounted on the vehicle for viewing a roadway scene ahead of the vehicle to output image data of the roadway scene including the lane on which the vehicle travels. Obstacles su ...