Patent Number: 6,490,364

Title: Apparatus for enhancing images using flow estimation

Abstract: A method and apparatus for accurately computing parallax information as captured by imagery of a scene. The method computes the parallax information of each point in an image by computing the parallax within windows that are offset with respect to the point for which the parallax is being computed. Additionally, parallax computations are performed over multiple frames of imagery to ensure accuracy of the parallax computation and to facilitate correction of occluded imagery.

Inventors: Hanna; Keith James (Princeton, NJ), Kumar; Rakesh (Monmouth Junction, NJ), Bergen; James Russell (Hopewell, NJ), Sawhney; Harpreet Singh (W. Windsor, NJ), Lubin; Jeffrey (New York, NY)

Assignee: Sarnoff Corporation

International Classification: G06T 7/00 (20060101); G06T 5/50 (20060101); H04N 13/00 (20060101); G06K 009/36 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2019