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Robert M Guidash: Variable collection of blooming charge to extend dynamic range. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, October 23, 2001: US06307195 (56 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus of employing an X-Y addressable MOS imager to obtain increased dynamic range wherein the X-Y addressable imager as a semiconductor based sensor having an array of pixels formed in rows and column, with a plurality of the pixels formed such that each pixel within the plurality ...


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Jiebo Luo, Robert T Gray: Method and system for locating objects in an image. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, June 6, 2000: US06072893 (55 worldwide citation)

A computer program product for locating first and second objects each having substantially the same physical characteristics, and the ratio of the distance between the first and second objects and the size of each object is substantially invariant, the computer program product comprises: a computer ...


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H Scott Gregory Jr, Robert Franklin Poe, Douglas George Walker: Characterization calibration. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, October 6, 1998: US05818960 (54 worldwide citation)

The output response of an image processing system having a color printer and a color printer characterization is linearized by printing a target image having target patches of differing color densities. After measuring printed patches, a calibration transform is generated that incorporates the relat ...


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Robert M Guidash: Photodiode active pixel sensor with shared reset signal row select. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, April 17, 2001: US06218656 (54 worldwide citation)

An active pixel sensor having a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns that are read out of the active pixel sensor in a sequential order of rows with each of the pixels having a photodiode as the photodetecting element. The row that is currently being read has an amplifier within each of ...


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Jan P Allebach, Charles A Bouman, Thyagarajan Balasubramanian: Sequential product code quantization of digital color image. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, August 6, 1996: US05544284 (52 worldwide citation)

A digital color image quantization mechanism employs sequential product code vector quantization, to sequentially extract chrominance and luminance values from the vectors and quantizes chrominance and luminance features based upon a conditional distribution of these features within partitioned regi ...


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Takanori Miki: White balance adjustment device and color identification device. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, June 2, 2009: US07542077 (48 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to improving the accuracy of white balance adjustment. An image input from an image capture device 10 is divided into blocks, and white balance gains are calculated from a representative value of each block. Prior to calculation of the representative value of each b ...


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Willem Johannes Kindt: Automatically balanced exposure time and gain in an image sensor. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, August 29, 2006: US07099056 (48 worldwide citation)

An automatic exposure system is arranged to dynamically adjust the exposure time and gain of a pixel array in an imaging system. A selected group of pixels from the pixel array are evaluated while the pixel array is exposed to light that is reflected from a scene. The signal levels associated with t ...


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James Warnick, Rajiv Mehrotra, Robert A Senn: Method and system for detection and characterization of open space in digital images. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, May 4, 1999: US05901245 (47 worldwide citation)

A method for detecting open space in a digital image, the method comprises the steps of creating an activity map for permitting determination of the activity of the digital image; determining which pixels in the activity map are below a threshold; and identifying open space as contiguous pixels of t ...


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Stephen L Shaffer, John K Mcbride, John R Squilla: System and method of constructing a photo album. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, August 13, 2002: US06434579 (45 worldwide citation)

A method of constructing a photo album including the steps of: providing a plurality of digital images; generating an sticker sheet of reduced resolution images from the digital images, the sticker sheet including a machine readable means for selecting one or more of images represented by the thumbn ...


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Paul P Lee: Image sensor pixel for global electronic shuttering. Eastman Kodak Company, Peyton C Watkins, October 31, 2006: US07129979 (44 worldwide citation)

A pixel design for CMOS image sensors that has a high frame rate potential and, therefore, provides motion capture capabilities. The pixel is designed for global electronic shuttering so every pixel is exposed simultaneously to images incident upon the pixel array plane. The present invention has th ...