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Stanley R Sternberg, Robert M Lougheed: Bit enable circuitry for an image analyzer system. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass Young & Schivley, November 17, 1981: US04301443 (27 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for analyzing patterns made up of a matrix of points, with each point being represented by a multi-bit digital electrical signal. The apparatus includes a chain of substantially identical serial neighborhood transformation stages. Each stage includes a plurality of input lines forming an i ...


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William M Brown: Three dimensional interferometric synthetic aperture radar terrain mapping employing altitude measurement and second order correction. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass & Young, February 23, 1993: US05189424 (26 worldwide citation)

Synthetic aperture radar data is used in conjunction with altimeter data to produce a terrain map corrected for platform roll angle. The technique uses two synthetic radar antennas and a ranging altimeter placed on an aircraft. The aircraft is moved in a set of substantially parallel flight paths wh ...


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Richard J Kauth: Image correspondence techniques using serial neighborhood processing. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass and Young, May 20, 1986: US04590607 (26 worldwide citation)

A serial neighborhood processing system, preferably employing a pipeline of individually programmable stages, is used to detect image correspondence between multiple frames of image data. Similar features in each frame are extracted utilizing a series of dilation and erosion sequences. In particular ...


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David L McCubbrey: Apparatus and method for separating handwritten characters by line and word. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass & Young, June 1, 1993: US05216725 (25 worldwide citation)

A computer system and a method for a mail sorting operation in which the computer system determines the location of the ZIP code within a digital image of an address block from a piece of mail. An interstroke distance is calculated for the image and the strokes of the image are thinned to enhance ve ...


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William O Dargel, Robert M Lougheed, David L McCubbrey: Image analyzer with common data/instruction bus. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass Young & Schivley, August 9, 1983: US04398176 (25 worldwide citation)

An image analyzer system includes a pipeline of individually programmable neighborhood transformation stages. Programming of the stages is accomplished by way of coded command signals which are either of a local or global type. Global commands propagate down the pipeline to all of the stages whereas ...


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Robert C Vogt III: Handwritten digit normalization method. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass & Young, June 28, 1994: US05325447 (25 worldwide citation)

A handwritten character image normalization technique provides predetermined pixel dimensions and a normalized skew. The skew slope of the input image is calculated. This skew slope is employed to determine the bounds of the smallest parallelogram which completely encloses all of the stroke pixels o ...


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Michael E Dobbs, Donald B Jones: Spacecraft payload exchange system. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Gifford Krass, July 4, 1995: US05429328 (25 worldwide citation)

A method of manufacturing in space and a spacecraft assembly to accomplish such manufacture. The spacecraft assembly includes a spacecraft including a plurality of canister compartments circumferentially spaced about the central axis of the spacecraft and opening in a docking face of the spacecraft, ...


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Cornelius C Perkins: Programmable silicon circuit board. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, February 6, 1996: US05490042 (25 worldwide citation)

A signal line network on a substrate for interconnecting IC chips is programmable after manufacture to define the desired connections. The signal lines comprise line segments arranged end-to-end in both horizontal and vertical directions and are connectible at their ends and the vertical and horizon ...


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Thomas R Crimmins, William M Brown: Method and apparatus for automatic shape recognition. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass & Young, February 17, 1987: US04644585 (25 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining whether a shape or pattern exists anywhere in a particular image represented by a matrix of digital data signals. In the preferred embodiment, a suitably programmed general purpose computer provides means for storing the matrix of data signals rep ...


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Robert Lougheed, James Beyer: Method for repairing images for optical character recognition performing different repair operations based on measured image characteristics. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass & Young, August 25, 1992: US05142589 (24 worldwide citation)

A computer system and method for repairing address blocks and ZIP codes numerical groups before segmentation of the ZIP code in an optical character recognizer. The system repairs the image based upon classification of the image as normal or otherwise. If the class is otherwise, background inclusion ...