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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 (257 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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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 (256 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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Katsuhiro Kudoh: Obstacle-detecting apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, July 19, 1994: US05331312 (255 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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Shigeto Nakayama: Lane image processing system for vehicle. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Lyon & Lyon, August 4, 1998: US05790403 (254 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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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 (254 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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Michael A Ogrinc, Robert A Card, Chris R Burns, Charles P Clarke, Ronda L Collier, Kevin M Collins, Stephen E Crane, Clifford Hersh, Brian C Knittel, Steven T Mayer, Lawrence Stead, Andrew E Wade, Robert L Lay, Bradley G Stewart, Raymond Pon, Robert Leyland, John F Schlag, Sven Jensen: Real time video image processing system. New Microtime, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, January 24, 1995: US05384912 (242 worldwide citation)

A video digital signal processing and display system that allows real time processing of video images with extensive filtering and inter-pixel interpolation. The system includes a front end user and program interface supported by a personal computer, and also includes a microprocessor for controllin ...


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John E Jones, Paul A Jones, Ronald M Gafron, William J Jones, Douglas U Mennie: Network for transporting and processing images in real time. Cummins Allison, Jenkens & Gilchrist P C, December 9, 2003: US06661910 (237 worldwide citation)

An image processing network for processing image files and coupled to an outside data communication network comprising a plurality of remote image capture units, the units scanning documents and creating a plurality of image files of said documents; the image processing means is coupled to said plur ...


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Thomas Maurer, Egor Valerievich Elagin, Luciano Pasquale Agostino Nocera, Johannes Bernhard Steffens, Hartmut Neven: Wavelet-based facial motion capture for avatar animation. Eyematic Interfaces, Gray Cary Ware Freidenrich, August 7, 2001: US06272231 (233 worldwide citation)

The present invention is embodied in an apparatus, and related method, for sensing a person's facial movements, features and characteristics and the like to generate and animate an avatar image based on facial sensing. The avatar apparatus uses an image processing technique based on model graph ...


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Hiroki Yonezawa, Tomoaki Kawai, Masaaki Kotani, Kazuko Tsujimura: Communication apparatus image processing apparatus communication method and image processing method. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Morgan & Finnegan L, July 24, 2001: US06266082 (232 worldwide citation)

In order to freely select, locate and display an image from a remote place on a monitor to facilitate observer's use, disclosed are apparatus and methods arranged to perform operation of drag and drop of a symbol to a specific position on a map showing the symbol indicating information of the p ...



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