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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 (279 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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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 (276 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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Atsushi Marugame: Object extraction method and system. NEC Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, May 1, 2001: US06226396 (274 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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Jin Gu: Creating 3D images of objects by illuminating with infrared patterns. GestureTek, Fish & Richardson P C, August 4, 2009: US07570805 (264 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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Keiji Saneyoshi: Distance detection system for vehicles. Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Beveridge DeGrandi Weilacher & Young, April 26, 1994: US05307136 (262 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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Chen Feng, Ynjiun P Wang: Imaging based slot dataform reader. Metanetics Corporation, Watts Hoffman Fisher & Heinke Co A, February 10, 1998: US05717195 (261 worldwide citation)

A fixed position dataform reader reads a dataform printed on a substrate and passed through a desired target area. The reader comprises a housing, a first camera assembly, image processing and decoder circuitry, and a mounting support. The housing has a base surface, a face surface, and at least one ...


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Joseph W Klingler, Clifton L Vaughan, Gregory M Millar: Desktop digital video processing system. Radius, Brooks & Kushman P C, October 28, 1997: US05682326 (256 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing system includes a microprocessor, random access memory, storage memory, input, display, and suitable logic to provide existing digital video image processing operations in a graphical user interface which allows the user to quickly and efficiently edit a movie. The system ...


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Raymond F Dinan, James F Dubil, Jerald R Malin, Robert R Rodite, Clair F Rohe, Gene D Rohrer: Document image processing system. International Business Machines Corporation, Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson, December 19, 1989: US04888812 (249 worldwide citation)

Documents, such as bank checks, are processed at a high rate of speed on an image processing system which optically scans the documents and converts optically perceptible data on the documents into video image data. The video image data from the scanner is compressed by data compression techniques a ...


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Haruko Kawakami, Hidekazu Sekizawa, Naofumi Yamamoto: Image processing apparatus using pattern generating circuits to process a color image. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, July 29, 1997: US05652626 (249 worldwide citation)

In the apparatus for processing a color image, a data signal representing another information differs from the color image is generated by a generating means. The another information is embedded into the color image by varying one of a color difference and a chroma of the color image in accordance w ...


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Salvatore J Stolfo: Method and apparatus for imaging, image processing and data compression merge/purge techniques for document image databases. Mitchell A Stein & Associates P C Stein, September 16, 1997: US05668897 (244 worldwide citation)

A method for processing an image, consisting of a foreground and a background, to produce a highly compressed and accurate representation of the image, including the steps of scanning the image to create a digital image of the image, comparing the digital image against a codebook of stored digital i ...



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