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John D Buhr, Robert M Goodwin, Frederick R Koeng, Jose E Rivera: Digital photofinishing system including scene balance, contrast normalization, and image sharpening digital image processing. Eastman Kodak Company, William F Noval, August 1, 2000: US06097470 (118 worldwide citation)

A method of digital photofinishing comprising the steps of: producing a digital color image in optical printing densities of a color image captured on photographic media; processing the digital image with a scene balance algorithm to produce a balanced digital color image; using a contrast normaliza ...


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George A Greenberg: Interactive video production system. Combined Logic Company, Hubbell Cohen Stiefel & Gross, November 2, 1982: US04357624 (109 worldwide citation)

An improved interactive image processing system (200,300) is provided which is capable of simultaneous processing of at least two different digitized composite color images to provide a displayable resultant composite color image. Each of the digitized composite color images have separate digitized ...


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Shoupu Chen, Lawrence A Ray: Method for face orientation determination in digital color images. Eastman Kodak Company, David M Woods, October 10, 2006: US07120279 (104 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing method for determining an orientation of a face in a digital color image generates a mean grid pattern element image from a plurality of sample face images and an integral image from the digital color image. A face is located in the color digital image by using the integra ...


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Kenneth A Parulski, Timothy J Tredwell: Electronic camera for initiating capture of still images while previewing motion images. Eastman Kodak Company, Pamela R Crocker, September 18, 2001: US06292218 (98 worldwide citation)

An electronic camera uses a relatively more complex digital image processing technique in a still image mode to produce high quality still images, and a relatively more simple image processing technique in a motion preview mode to produce preview images of acceptable quality prior to initiation of t ...


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Mary Deshon, Allan Green: Digital image processing circuitry. Polaroid Corporation, Ralph R Veseli, Edward S Roman, August 17, 1993: US05237402 (97 worldwide citation)

Improved digital image processing circuitry for sharpening edges and details of a recorded image digitally while minimizing the amplification of noise in the input recorded image provides an output recorded image which is the sum of chrominance signals processed by color processing circuitry and lum ...


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Shoupu Chen, Lawrence A Ray: Method for locating faces in digital color images. Eastman Kodak Company, Thomas H Close, September 19, 2006: US07110575 (97 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing method for locating faces in a digital color image includes the steps of: generating a mean grid pattern element (MGPe) image from a plurality of sample face images; generating an integral image from the digital color image; and locating faces in the color digital image by ...


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Sherif Makram Ebeid: Digital image processing method for automatic extraction of strip-shaped objects. U S Philips Corporation, Dwight H Renfrew Jr, October 17, 2000: US06134353 (96 worldwide citation)

A digital image (J.sub.o) processing method for automatic extraction of strip-shaped objects, includes a skeletonization operation with steps for forming smoothed images (J.sub.i) at several scales (.sigma..sub.i), and, in each smoothed image (J.sub.i), extracting boundaries of objects, extracting p ...


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Karl M Fant: Nonaliasing real-time spatial transform image processing system. Honeywell, C G Mersereau, W B Easton, May 30, 1989: US04835532 (93 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to a computer controlled imaging system involving a digital image processing and display system which has the ability to compose and construct a display scene from a library of images with sufficient processing speed to permit real-time or near real time analysis of the images ...


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Kathleen A Duncan, William S Jacobs, Robert G Taylor: Programmable image transform processor for digital image processing. Pictos Technologies, Farjami & Farjami, July 22, 2003: US06597394 (93 worldwide citation)

A programmable image transform processor has a programmable addressing and arithmetic blocks. In the programmable addressing block, an input address generator has an input addressing microsequencer and an input addressing memory that stores an input addressing procedure. The microsequencer executes ...


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Hwa Young Michael Yeh, Jyh Shyan Lin, Yuan Ming Fleming Lure, Xin Wei Xu, Ruiping Li, Rong Feng Zhuang: Divide-and-conquer method and system for the detection of lung nodule in radiological images. Deus Technologies, Jeffrey W Gluck, Robert Kinberg, Venable, April 15, 2003: US06549646 (91 worldwide citation)

A divide-and-conquer (DAC) method and system improve the detection of abnormalities, like lung nodules, in radiological images via the use of zone-based digital image processing and artificial neural networks. The DAC method and system divide the lung zone into different zones in order to enhance th ...



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