US Patent No: 6,535,650

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Creating high resolution images

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A digital imaging system includes a camera to capture a plurality of images representing a scene. A program is executable on the processor to align the images with respect to a reference image and to combine the images into a composite image that represents the scene. The camera may include a low resolution camera, and the composite image may be a high resolution, digitized image.

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INTEL CORPORATIONSANTA CLARA, CA25597

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bostrom, Vareck S Aloha, OR 1 58
Gorman, Walter L Portland, OR 2 74
Nguyen, Vu X Hillsboro, OR 4 88
Poulo, Richard J Beaverton, OR 3 74

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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
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HARRIS CORPORATION (1)
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (2)
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