Patents Assigned to Zheng J. Geng
  • Patent number: 6028672
    Abstract: The target of the present invention is to provide a high speed, low-cost, multi-mode three-dimensional (3D) surface profile measurement method. The proposed Rainbow Stereo 3D Camera exploits the projected color light with a spatially distributed wavelength spectrum on the surface of objects in the scene. Multiple color imaging sensors separated by a baseline distance are used to capture stereo pair images of the scene at camera's frame rate. The 3D depth values are calculated using triangulation principle by finding pixels corresponding to a common color feature in both images. Unlike conventional stereo correspondence matching algorithms, which requires the feature extraction from a group of pixels, the proposed method utilizes a projected rainbow color pattern as unique landmarks of each pixel for correspondence registration. Essentially, the colors of pixels in a pair of stereo images are used as a "token" to perform the stereo match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Assignee: Zheng J. Geng
    Inventor: Zheng Jason Geng