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, CA25617

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bostrom, Vareck S Aloha, OR 1 55
Gorman, Walter L Portland, OR 2 71
Nguyen, Vu X Seattle, WA 5 82
Poulo, Richard J Beaverton, OR 2 71

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (2)
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SARNOFF CORPORATION (2)
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
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HARRIS CORPORATION (1)
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
6,018,349 Patch-based alignment method and apparatus for construction of image mosaics 50 1997

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ADOBE SYSTEMS INCORPORATED (9)
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7,006,707 Projecting images onto a surface 33 2001
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7,660,464 User interface for high dynamic range merge image selection 4 2005
7,386,188 Merging images to form a panoramic image 19 2006
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GOOGLE INC. (7)
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7,428,019 System and method for increasing space or time resolution in video 8 2002
 
YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM (1)
7,477,284 System and method for capturing and viewing stereoscopic panoramic images 9 2001

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