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Brett Bilbrey, Lawrence A Gust: Video composition and position system and media signal communication system. George S Sheng, Foley & Lardner, February 1, 2000: US06020931 (217 worldwide citation)

A video signal compositing system uses advanced communication techniques to make compositing with virtual studio, blue screen, multi-color compositing, dynamic blue screen, add insertion, synthetic transfiguration, or panoramic displays more economical. A data communication system comprises a number ...


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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 Research Foundation, Trask Britt & Rossa, February 18, 1997: US05603318 (215 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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Rudolf M Bolle, Jonathan H Connell, Norman Haas, Rakesh Mohan, Gabriel Taubin: Produce recognition system. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis J Percello, August 13, 1996: US05546475 (213 worldwide citation)

The present system and apparatus uses image processing to recognize objects within a scene. The system includes an illumination source for illuminating the scene. By controlling the illumination source, an image processing system can take a first digitize image of the scene with the object illuminat ...


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Nathan P Myhrvold, James T Kajiya, Jerome E Lengyel, Russell Schick: Method and system for generating images using Gsprites. Microsoft Corporation, Klarquist Sparkman Campbell Leigh & Whinston, February 2, 1999: US05867166 (211 worldwide citation)

In an image processing system, a method for generating a images includes rendering graphical models comprising a scene to separate image layers called "gsprites," and then compositing these image layers to generate an image. An image processor can retrieve gsprites from memory, transform them, and c ...


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Dan S Bloomberg: Binary image processing for decoding self-clocking glyph shape codes. Xerox Corporation, December 1, 1992: US05168147 (210 worldwide citation)

Binary image processing techniques are provided for decoding bitmap image space representations of self-clocking glyph shape codes of various types (e.g., codes presented as original or degraded images, with one or a plurality of bits encoded in each glyph, while preserving the discriminability of g ...


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William M Benton, William Mee: Method of and system for electronic funds transfer via facsimile with image processing verification. Moneyfax, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, November 23, 1993: US05265008 (208 worldwide citation)

In a system for carrying out financial transactions via facsimile machines, account customized transaction vouchers are completed by at least one party to a transaction. The transaction vouchers issued to that party contain thereon in bar code format a series of pseudo random alphanumeric characters ...


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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 (207 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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Peter Corcoran, Eran Steinberg, Stefan Petrescu, Alexandru Drimbarean, Florin Nanu, Alexei Pososin, Petronel Biglol: Real-time face tracking in a digital image acquisition device. FotoNation Vision, Jackson & Co, Andrew V Smith, January 1, 2008: US07315631 (206 worldwide citation)

An image processing apparatus for tracking faces in an image stream iteratively receives an acquired image from the image stream potentially including one or more face regions. The acquired image is sub-sampled at a specified resolution to provide a sub-sampled image. An integral image is then calcu ...


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David M Pfeiffer, David T Stoner, John P Norsworthy, Dwight D Dipert, Jay A Thompson, James A Fontaine, Michael K Corry: High speed image processing computer with overlapping windows-div. Visual Information Technologies, Baker & Botts, September 8, 1992: US05146592 (204 worldwide citation)

An image processor having an image algorithm processor (66) operating under control of a writable control store (94), and a number of parallel image processors (72) operating under control of instruction words from a writable control store (100). An image memory controller (68) receives memory addre ...


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Rudolf M Bolle, Jonathan H Connell, Arun Hampapur, Andrew W Senior: System and method for automatically setting image acquisition controls. International Business Machines, Louis J Percello, McGuireWoods, October 9, 2001: US06301440 (202 worldwide citation)

A system and method use computer image processing for setting the parameters for an image acquisition device of a camera. The image parameters are set automatically by analyzing the image to be taken, and setting the controls according to the subject matter, in the same manner as an expert photograp ...



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