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Carl W Schlack, J Terrence Flynn, Jay B Soper, Kenneth G Corl, Roger S Gaborski, Robert H Philbrick: Image-based electronic pocket organizer with integral scanning unit. Eastman Kodak Compay, Dennis R Arndt, February 21, 1995: US05392447 (242 worldwide citation)

An electronic organizer is provided that incorporates an internal electronic scanner and a touch sensitive display screen to enter text and image data. The internal electronic scanner permits both machine generated text and image data to be scanned and directly entered into the electronic organizer. ...


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Roger S Gaborski: Neural network with back propagation controlled through an output confidence measure. Eastman Kodak Company, Dennis R Arndt, September 24, 1991: US05052043 (119 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, and an accompanying method, for a neural network, particularly one suited for use in optical character recognition (OCR) systems, which through controlling back propagation and adjustment of neural weight and bias values through an output confidence measure, smoothly, rapidly and accurate ...


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John P Spence: Technique for use in conjunction with an imaging system for providing an appearance match between two images and for calibrating the system thereto. Eastman Kodak Company, Dennis R Arndt, July 26, 1994: US05333069 (105 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, and associated methods employed therein, for objectively providing an accurate appearance match between two depictions of a common images produced by two imaging systems (e.g. a target image (170) produced by one such system (160), e.g. a press sheet (178) generated by a printing press (1 ...


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Hin Leong Tan: Hybrid feature-based and template matching optical character recognition system. Eastman Kodak Company, Dennis R Arndt, December 31, 1991: US05077805 (102 worldwide citation)

A feature-based character recognition identification and confidence level are determined for an unknown symbol. If the confidence level is within an intermediate range, the feature-based identification is confirmed by matching the unknown character with a reference template corresponding to the feat ...


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Peter Rudak: Method for identifying unrecognizable characters in optical character recognition machines. Eastman Kodak Company, Dennis R Arndt, April 3, 1990: US04914709 (83 worldwide citation)

A method for identifying a character which cannot be machine read so that the operator may observe and hopefully recognize the character in question. A bit-map video image of the unrecognized character(s) is inserted in the ASCII data line of neighboring characters to create an impression of the ori ...


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James R Sullivan, Rodney L Miller, Thomas J Wetzel: Color digital halftoning with vector error diffusion. Eastman Kodak Company, Dennis R Arndt, December 3, 1991: US05070413 (75 worldwide citation)

A halftoning method for creating a color binary image from a continuous tone color image or computer generated graphics signal is improved by diffusing color vector error and by including the visual color blur functions in the recursive error propagation algorithm so that perceived color vector rath ...


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Juan G Menendez, William P Caterisano, John Ball: High speed raster image processor particularly suited for use in an image management system. Eastman Kodak Company, Dennis R Arndt, May 12, 1992: US05113494 (74 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for a pipe-lined raster image processor (RIP), that is capable of driving a printing engine at a high rate illustratively for use in an image management system. Specifically, this RIP contains a bus and a number of separate image processing components such as a scaler, a decompressor and v ...


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Yongchun Lee: Polygon-based technique for the automatic classification of text and graphics components from digitized paper-based forms. Eastman Kodak Company, Dennis R Arndt, September 17, 1991: US05050222 (70 worldwide citation)

A polygon-based graphics/text separation method is comprised of two sequential processes. First a raster to contour vector conversion step is used to convert a digitized bitmap into a collection of simple polygons. Next a component classification process is used to extract six particularly defined f ...


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Edward M Granger, John F Hamilton Jr, Larry G Wash: Electronic graphic arts screener. Eastman Kodak Company, Dennis R Arndt, April 17, 1990: US04918622 (67 worldwide citation)

A digital screener for digitally converting a continuous tone color separation into a corresponding high resolution, bit-mapped, raster scanned halftone separation of an original artwork which utilizes a contone line buffer (913), an image handler (930), a screen handler (950), and a font memory (97 ...


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Lori L Barski, Roger S Gaborski: Document recognition and automatic indexing for optical character recognition. Eastman Kodak Company, Dennis R Arndt, August 14, 1990: US04949392 (66 worldwide citation)

A library of templates defining the spacings between pre-printed lines and the corresponding line lengths for a plurality of different business forms is compared with the image data of an unknown document to determine the known business form (template) to which the document corresponds. Once the for ...