06094219 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 27 patents.

An electronic still camera comprising a lens, shutter, and exposure control system, a focus and range control circuit, a solid state imaging device incorporating a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) through which an image is focused, a digital control unit through which timing and control of an image for electronic processing is accomplished, an Analog-to-Digital (A/D) converter circuit to convert the analog picture signals into their digital equivalents, a pixel buffer for collecting a complete row of an image's digital equivalent, a frame buffer for collecting all rows of an image's digital equivalent, and a selectively adjustable digital image compression and decompression algorithm that compresses the size of a digital image and selectively formats the compressed digital image to a compatible format for either the IBM Personal Computer and related architectures or the Apple Macintosh PC architecture as selected by the operator so that the digital image can be directly read into most word processing, desktop publishing, and data base software packages including means for executing the appropriate selected decompression algorithm; and a memory input/output interface that provides both temporary storage of the digital image and controls the transmission and interface with a standard Personal Computer (PC) memory storage device such as a digital diskette. The digital diskette is removably inserted into the housing of the camera prior to use in recording digital image data.

Title
Electronic still video camera with direct personal computer (PC) compatible digital format output
Application Number
615848
Publication Number
6094219
Application Date
May 22, 1996
Publication Date
July 25, 2000
Inventor
Jerry A Speasl
Vienna
VA, US
Matthew A Chikosky
Springfield
VA, US
Marc K Roberts
Burke
VA, US
Agent
Harness Dickey & Pierce
Assignee
St Clair Intellectual Property Consultants
MI, US
IPC
H04N 5/225
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