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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 (293 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 (291 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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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 ...


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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 (287 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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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 (284 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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Xiaoxun Zhu, Yong Liu, Ka Man Au, Rui Hou, Hongpeng Yu, Xi Tao, Liang Liu, Wenhua Zhang, Anatoly Kotlarsky, Sankar Ghosh, Michael Schnee, Pasqual Spatafore, Thomas Amundsen, Sung Byun, Mark Schmidt, Garrett Russell, John Bonanno, C Harry Knowles: Hand-supportable digital imaging-based bar code symbol reader supporting narrow-area and wide-area modes of illumination and image capture. Metrologic Instruments, Thomas J Perkowski Esq P C, October 31, 2006: US07128266 (278 worldwide citation)

A hand-supportable digital imaging-based bar code symbol reading device comprises: an ir-based object presence and range detection subsystem; a multi-mode area-type image formation and detection subsystem having narrow-area and wide area image capture modes of operation; a multi-mode LED-based illum ...


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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 (268 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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Shigeto Nakayama: Lane image processing system for vehicle. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Lyon & Lyon, August 4, 1998: US05790403 (266 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 ...


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Salvatore J Stolfo: Method and apparatus for imaging, image processing and data compression. Mitchell A Stein & Associates P C Stein, May 5, 1998: US05748780 (265 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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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 (265 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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