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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 (242 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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Bailochan Behera: Archival document image processing and printing system. Unisys Corporation, Alfred W Kozak, Mark T Starr, February 16, 1993: US05187750 (237 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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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 (232 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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Brett Bilbrey, Lawrence A Gust: Video composition and position system and media signal communication system. George S Sheng, Foley & Lardner, February 1, 2000: US06020931 (229 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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Nobuhiko Yasui, Atsushi Iisaka: Parking assistance system. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, November 19, 2002: US06483429 (228 worldwide citation)

A parking assistance system is mounted in a vehicle, and has an image pick-up with a single camera, an image processing device, a display, a steering angle sensor, a wheel speed sensor, and a pulse counter. An A/D converter subjects two analog images picked up by the image pick-up at different locat ...


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Yanbin Yu, Zhongxuan Zhang: Digital cameras using multiple sensors with multiple lenses. Joe Zheng, August 26, 2003: US06611289 (228 worldwide citation)

An improved digital camera that produces digital images of high qualities without using expensive image sensors and optics is disclosed. The disclosed digital cameras use multiple image sensors with multiple lenses. One of the multiple image sensors is made to be responsive to all intensity informat ...


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Joseph S Stam, Mark W Pierce, Harold C Ockerse: Image processing system to control vehicle headlamps or other vehicle equipment. Gentex Corporation, Price Heneveld Cooper Dewitt & Litton, James E Shultz Jr, December 12, 2006: US07149613 (227 worldwide citation)

An imaging system of the invention includes an image array sensor including a plurality of pixels. Each of the pixels generates a signal indicative of the amount of light received on the pixel. The imaging system further includes an analog to digital converter for quantizing the signals from the pix ...


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John M Evans Jr, Carl F R Weiman, Steven J King: Visual navigation and obstacle avoidance structured light system. Transitions Research Corporation, Perman & Green, August 13, 1991: US05040116 (222 worldwide citation)

A vision system for a vehicle, such as a mobile robot (10) includes at least one radiation projector (14, 16) which projects a structured beam of radiation into the robot's environment. The structured beam of radiation (14a, 16a) preferably has a substantially planar pattern of sufficient width to e ...


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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 (222 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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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 (222 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 ...