Patents by Inventor Azriel Rosenfeld

Azriel Rosenfeld has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5189711
    Abstract: A method is described for automatic detection of a large class of industrial parts, whch is faster and more reliable than current methods. Many industrial parts have visible outlines which are either circular or elliptical or contain segments of these. Circles are seen as ellipses unless viewed head-on. Thus the ability to detect ellipses in an image of an industrial part, quickly and reliably, can be of great help in identification of this part by a robotic assembly process. In our method one first scans the image electronically by a video camera. When a scan line goes through an image of some object one can detect the edges of this image by detecting changes in the light intensity at these edges. For an object of the shape of a conic section (e.g. an ellipse), generally two edges will appear on each scan line and the midpoints between them will all lie on one straight line. This straight line can be detected with Hough's method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 1991
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1993
    Inventors: Isaac Weiss, Azriel Rosenfeld