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David L McCubbrey, Robert M Lougheed: High speed cellular processing system. Environmental Research Inst of Michigan, Krass & Young, August 22, 1989: US04860375 (140 worldwide citation)

A cellular processing system for analyzing an image comprising a matrix of points employs an image memory for storing digital data signals representative of each of the points, a plurality of special function processing units, each adapted to perform a specific operation on one or more images, and d ...


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David L McCubbrey: Automated system for designing and developing field programmable gate arrays. Pixel Velocity, Jeffrey Schox, July 4, 2006: US07073158 (114 worldwide citation)

An automated system and method for programming field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) is disclosed for implementing user-defined algorithms specified in a high level language. The system is particularly suited for use with image processing algorithms and can speed up the process of implementing and ...


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David L McCubbrey: Parallel pipeline image processor. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass & Young, November 20, 1984: US04484349 (71 worldwide citation)

A plurality of serial neighborhood transformation pipelines are provided for simultaneously operating on adjacent segments of a partitioned image matrix. Techniques are disclosed for bi-directionally transferring pixel data on the edges of adjoining segments of the image matrix between adjacent proc ...


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Stanley R Sternberg, William O Dargel, Robert M Lougheed, David L McCubbrey, Ralph E Richardson: Neighborhood transformation logic circuitry for an image analyzer system. Krass & Young, November 20, 1984: US04484346 (45 worldwide citation)

A system for analyzing images represented by a serial stream of digital electrical signals corresponding to values of pixels in a matrix of points constituting an image. The system includes a pipeline of substantially identical neighborhood transformation stages. Each stage includes a processor port ...


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Stanley R Sternberg, William O Dargel, Robert M Lougheed, David L McCubbrey, Ralph E Richardson: Neighborhood transformation logic circuitry for an image analyzer system. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass Young & Schivley, July 26, 1983: US04395698 (36 worldwide citation)

An image analyzer system employs one or more neighborhood transformation stages. The stage operates to access groups of neighboring pixels in an image matrix, analyzes them and generates a transformation output as a result of the analysis. The stage includes a logic circuit which is programmable fro ...


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David L McCubbrey, Ralph E Richardson: Image analyzer with variable line storage. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass Young & Schivley, July 26, 1983: US04395700 (32 worldwide citation)

A system for analyzing images represented by a plurality of raster scan lines of pixel values employs at least one neighborhood transformation stage. The stage includes a processor portion for analyzing windows of neighboring pixel values and providing a transformation output as a function of the pi ...


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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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William O Dargel, Robert M Lougheed, David L McCubbrey, Ralph E Richardson: Off-image detection circuit for an image analyzer. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass Young & Schivley, July 26, 1983: US04395697 (19 worldwide citation)

An image analyzer system and a method of analyzing image information contained in serial scan lines of pixels in which some of the pixels have valid data values representing image information while other pixels have invalid data values not representing characteristics of the image to be analyzed. Of ...


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David L McCubbrey: Apparatus and method for separating handwritten characters by line and word. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski P C, August 6, 1996: US05544259 (13 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 ...