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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 (243 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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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 (243 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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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 (237 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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Eric C Anderson: Apparatus and method for rotating the display orientation of a captured image. Apple Computer, Carr & Ferrell, January 4, 2000: US06011585 (235 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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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 (231 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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Katsuhiro Kudoh: Obstacle-detecting apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Stevens Davis Miller & Mosher, July 19, 1994: US05331312 (228 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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Bailochan Behera: Archival document image processing and printing system. Unisys Corporation, Alfred W Kozak, Mark T Starr, February 16, 1993: US05187750 (228 worldwide citation)

A document processing, archival storage and printout system such as for handling customer checking accounts. Original checks/documents are processed into digital image data then stored temporarily in magnetic media and transferred to optical long-term archival storage. The system retrieves and accum ...


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Shigeto Nakayama: Lane image processing system for vehicle. Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Lyon & Lyon, August 4, 1998: US05790403 (219 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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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 (218 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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Eric C Anderson, Gary Chin, George W Dalke: Modular digital image processing via an image processing chain. Apple Computer, Sawyer & Associates, February 22, 2000: US06028611 (218 worldwide citation)

A method for manipulating image data in a digital image capture device includes forming two or more image processors, and providing the two or more image processors in the digital image capture device. The method further includes linking the two or more image processors to form an image processing c ...



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