Method and apparatus for identifying objects depicted in a videostream

  • US 7,092,548 B2
  • Filed: 08/05/2003
  • Issued: 08/15/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/23/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of identifying whether a plurality of image frames may contain a common object of interest comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a plurality of image frames in an image processing apparatus wherein said plurality of image frames are generated by at least one imaging device;

    applying at least one filter to each of said plurality of image frames to generate a discrete output value, wherein each filter screens for a differentiable characteristic associated with an object of interest that is unique to that filter; and

    using said image processing apparatus to identify image portions from said plurality of image frames that exhibit said differentiable characteristic in response to a logical combination of said discrete output values for each of said at least one filter for said plurality of image frames as potentially having a region of interest representing the common object of interest.

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