US Patent No: 7,567,697

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Single-camera tracking of an object

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A method and system for determining the position and orientation of an object is disclosed. A set of markers attached or associated with the object is optically tracked and geometric translation is performed to use the coordinates of the set of markers to determine the location and orientation of their associated object.

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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC.PALO ALTO, CA441

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Mostafavi, Hassan Los Altos, US 58 1281

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