Patent 7706617 Issued on April 27, 2010. Estimated Expiration Date: March 30, 2025. Estimated Expiration Date is calculated based on simple USPTO term provisions. It does not account for terminal disclaimers, term adjustments, failure to pay maintenance fees, or other factors which might affect the term of a patent.
An image indexer for indexing a plurality of images that includes a first data structure for subsequent classification of the one or more images. The first data structure includes characteristics for at least one class. An image classifier classifies one or more individual images found in the plurality of images as classified images according to the first data structure. A second data structure performs subsequent clustering of the plurality of images, wherein the second data structure includes at least two sequential events in a set of known events. The classified images are clustered according to the second data structure, and a representative image is selected from each cluster of classified images.
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