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William M Silver, Robert A Wolff, Ronald E Dynneson: Digital image processing system. Cognex Corporation, Lahive & Cockfield, November 20, 1990: US04972359 (89 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing system provides convolution, correlation and normalized correlation functions, without per-pixel multiplication operations, utilizing factorization and moment generation. A first memory array is addressed by image pixel values, and a second memory array is addressed by tem ...


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Yasukuni Yamane, Noritoshi Kako, Yoji Noguchi, Masaki Takakura: Device for editing and displaying data recorded on specialized sheets or records. Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, Flehr Hohbach Test Albritton & Herbert, October 16, 1990: US04964066 (89 worldwide citation)

A device for editing and displaying an image uses a medium such as a transparent film or a magnetic card on which are recorded both display data and commands for specifying how the display data should be processed. Such data are received by the device through a camera, a magnetic record reader and/o ...


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Daryl T Lawton, Mahmood G Qadir: Automated removal of narrow, elongated distortions from a digital image. Microsoft Corporation, Leydig Voit & Mayer, July 24, 2001: US06266054 (87 worldwide citation)

An apparatus including a method of digital image processing which allows a user to remove narrow, elongated areas of image distortion from a digitized image. According to the method, the user selects a portion of an image to be edited and, once the portion has been identified, the image distortion w ...


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Kenneth A Parulski, David L Funston: Method and apparatus for controlling rapid display of multiple images from a digital image database. Eastman Kodak Company, David M Woods, May 9, 1995: US05414811 (81 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing system for displaying digitized images on a screen of a display unit includes a data base such as a compact disc on which the digitized images are stored, a plurality of image memories for holding the digitized images for display, and a display unit having a screen includi ...


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Shoupu Chen, Mark R Bolin: Method and computer program product for locating facial features. Eastman Kodak Company, David M Woods, June 6, 2006: US07058209 (75 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing method detects facial features in a digital image. This method includes the steps of detecting iris pixels in the image, clustering the iris pixels, and selecting at least one of the following schemes to identify eye positions: applying geometric reasoning to detect eye po ...


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James W Bacus: Analysis method and apparatus for biological specimens. Cell Analysis Systems, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, May 21, 1991: US05018209 (74 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for selecting and analyzing a subpopulation of cells or cell objects for a certain parameter such as DNA, estrogen, and then measuring the selected cells. The observer in real time views a field of cells and then gates for selection based on the morphological crit ...


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Edward B Gindele: Digital image processing method and apparatus for brightness adjustment of digital images. Eastman Kodak Company, Robert Luke Walker, October 30, 2007: US07289154 (74 worldwide citation)

A method of calculating a brightness balance value for a digital image including a plurality of pixels, comprising the steps of: calculating a spatial activity measure in a plurality of local neighborhoods of pixels of the digital image, each local neighborhood including a plurality of pixels; gener ...


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Heinz Baier, Peter Kopp, Martin Schneiderhan, Hans Peter Reimann, Hans Rosch, Erwin Pfeffer: Method for automatic optical inspection. International Business Machines Corporation, Barbara A McDowell, Joseph F Villella, Mark Levy, February 11, 1986: US04570180 (74 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for automatic optical inspection of a substantially two-dimensional pattern using digital image processing techniques are described. In a first processing step, all regions of a digitized stored image derived from the two-dimensional pattern are scanned for edges or lines, that ...


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Tomita Kenji, Hashi Kiyokazu: System and method for measuring amount of relative displacement. Railway Technical Res Inst, Buttan Service, October 5, 2001: JP2001-272228 (74 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To surely measure amount of relative displacement of an object to be measured at a distance from the reference point of measurement and to eliminate the need for periodic maintenance and inspections on wires and cables. SOLUTION: A measurement target 4 is arranged at an object ...



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