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Jocelyn Cloutier: FPGA-based processor. Lucent Technologies, April 6, 1999: US05892962 (312 worldwide citation)

A multiprocessor having an input/output controller, a process controller, and a multidimensional arrays of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), each FPGA having its own local memory. The multiprocessor may be programmed to function as a single-instruction, multiple-data (SIMD) parallel processor ...


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Atsushi Marugame: Object extraction method and system. NEC Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, May 1, 2001: US06226396 (305 worldwide citation)

In an image processing system having a primary image pickup device and a plurality of reference image pickup devices, a feature region consisting of a plurality of feature segments each defined by a pair of feature points is extracted from a primary image. Subsequently, a correspondence point candid ...


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Katsuhiro Kudoh: Obstacle-detecting apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, July 19, 1994: US05331312 (304 worldwide citation)

This device can detect an obstacle in a railroad crossing or similar setting by way of image processing independently of a height and a width of an obstacle. The image data read from a video, camera 11 into a multi-valued image memory 13 is compared with background data stored in a background-data c ...


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John H Kamei, Cathy L Boon, Phillip F Stevens: Automotive occupant sensing device. Rockwell International Corporation, George A Montanye, David J Arthur, Susie H Oh, June 18, 1996: US05528698 (304 worldwide citation)

A vehicle occupant safety system includes an image sensor and processor that provides a classification of the occupancy status of the passenger seat area to determine whether an airbag should be deployed. The image processing system includes a photodetector array sensor and lens assembly with image ...


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Jin Gu: Creating 3D images of objects by illuminating with infrared patterns. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, August 4, 2009: US07570805 (300 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 C Anderson: Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image. Apple Computer, Carr & Ferrell, January 4, 2000: US06011585 (296 worldwide citation)

The apparatus of the present invention preferably comprises an image sensor, an orientation sensor, a memory and a processing unit. The image sensor is used for generating captured image data. The orientation sensor is coupled to the image sensor, and is used for generating signals relating to the p ...


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Alexander R Roustaei: Optical scanner and image reader for reading images and decoding optical information including one and two dimensional symbologies at variable depth of field. Baker & McKenzie, September 26, 2000: US06123261 (295 worldwide citation)

An integrated system and method for reading image data. An optical scanner/image reader is provided for reading images and decoding optical information or code, including one and two dimensional symbologies at variable depth of field, including memory and image processing for high speed applications ...


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Joseph W Klingler, Lee T Andrews, Clifton L Vaughan: Desktop digital video processing system. Spectra Group, Brooks & Kushman, April 4, 1995: US05404316 (294 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing system including a microprocessor, random access memory, storage memory, input means, display means, and suitable logic to provide existing digital image processing operations in a conventional graphical user interface, such as a windows environment, which allows the user ...


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Mark P Heilbrun, Paul McDonald, J Clayton Wiker, Spencer Koehler, William Peters: Apparatus and method for photogrammetric surgical localization. University of Utah, Trask Britt & Rossa, February 14, 1995: US05389101 (293 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for defining the location of a medical instrument relative to features of a medical workspace including a patient's body region are described. Pairs of two-dimensional images are obtained, preferably by means of two video cameras making images of the workspace along different ...


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Dan S Bloomberg, Robert F Tow: Adaptive scaling for decoding spatially periodic self-clocking glyph shape codes. Xerox Corporation, February 25, 1992: US05091966 (288 worldwide citation)

Weighted and unweighted convolution filtering processes are provided for decoding bitmap image space representations of self-clocking glyph shape codes and for tracking the number and locations of the ambiquities or "errors" that are encountered during the decoding. This error detection may be linke ...