04665554 is referenced by 21 patents and cites 18 patents.

The specification discloses a system and a method for processing digital representations of images to produce dilations and erosions at unparalleled speeds and efficiencies. The system includes digital circuitry for effecting a dilation by repetitively delaying the serialized digital image and ORing the delayed digital image back into the serial signal stream.

Title
Apparatus and method for implementing dilation and erosion transformations in digital image processing
Application Number
6/513448
Publication Number
4665554
Application Date
July 13, 1983
Publication Date
May 12, 1987
Inventor
Stanley R Sternberg
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Agent
Price Heneveld Cooper DeWitt & Litton
Assignee
Machine Vision International Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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