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Atsushi Marugame: Object extraction method and system. NEC Corporation, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, May 1, 2001: US06226396 (301 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 (294 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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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 (293 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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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 (286 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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Shigeto Nakayama: Lane image processing system for vehicle. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Lyon & Lyon, August 4, 1998: US05790403 (281 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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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 (279 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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Eric C Anderson: Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image. Apple Computer, Carr & Ferrell, January 4, 2000: US06011585 (276 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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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 (273 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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