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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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Robert M Lougheed: Neighborhood image processing stage for implementing filtering operations. Environmental Research Institute of MI, Krass & Young, September 10, 1985: US04541116 (80 worldwide citation)

A neighborhood transformation stage is designed to perform filtering operations on an image matrix. A group of pixel values in the image matrix are accessed. A series of comparators are used to compare the values of neighboring pixels with the value of a given pixel in the group. The outputs of the ...


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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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Stanley R Sternberg, Robert M Lougheed, William O Dargel: Dynamic data correction generator for an image analyzer system. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass & Young, August 7, 1984: US04464788 (32 worldwide citation)

Dynamic data generator circuitry is disclosed for use in an image analyzer system. The system includes a plurality of storage devices for temporarily storing a neighborhood in the image matrix comprised of a central data point and its surrounding points in the matrix. A transformation generator incl ...


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Robert M Lougheed, Trevor N Mudge: Design rule checking using serial neighborhood processors. The Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Krass & Young, April 9, 1985: US04510616 (32 worldwide citation)

A pipeline of programmable serial neighborhood stages is used to automatically check for adherence to a set of predetermined geometrical constraints or design rules used in the fabrication of electronic components such as integrated circuit devices. In a disclosed embodiment, bit-map representations ...


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Robert M Lougheed, Trevor N Mudge: Design rule checking using serial neighborhood processors. Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, Regents of the University of Michigan, Krass Young & Schivley, April 3, 1984: US04441207 (30 worldwide citation)

A pipeline of programmable serial neighborhood stages is used to automatically check for adherence to a set of predetermined geometrical constraints or design rules used in the fabrication of electronic components such as integrated circuit devices. In a disclosed embodiment, bit-map representations ...


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Robin A Rutenbar, Robert M Lougheed: Routing techniques using serial neighborhood image analyzing system. Research Environmental Institute of Michigan, Krass & Young, September 10, 1985: US04541114 (28 worldwide citation)

Serial neighborhood image processing stages, preferably arranged in a pipeline, are used to layout conductor paths on circuits such as printed circuit boards and integrated circuit devices. Pixels associated with areas on the circuit corresponding with source, target, free and blocked cells are enco ...


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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 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 ...