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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 (76 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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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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John D Young, Kristina H Hedengren, Donna C Hurley: Method and apparatus for a multi-channel multi-frequency data acquisition system for nondestructive eddy current inspection testing. General Electric Company, James R McDaniel, Paul R Webb II, January 26, 1993: US05182513 (71 worldwide citation)

The invention discloses an inspection system for detecting near surface flaws or defects in conductors using nondestructive eddy current testing suitable for industrial application. The system provides a method and apparatus for acquiring real time, synchronized, discrete eddy current measurement si ...


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Philippe Bamberger, Isaac Leichter, Scott Fields: System and method for diagnosis of living tissue diseases using digital image processing. Sophis View Technologies, Weil Gotshal & Manges, December 29, 1998: US05854851 (68 worldwide citation)

A system and method for diagnosis of living tissue diseases is described. The system includes a computer device for controlling its operation. An operator control device is coupled to the computer device. A viewing screen is coupled to the computer device for displaying digitized images of the livin ...


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Michael S Axman, Michael J Barry, Michael S Mathieu, Jozef Timmermans, Norman Richards: Storage and retrieval of digitized photographic images. Eastman Kodak Company, Edward Dugas, September 5, 1995: US05448372 (68 worldwide citation)

A storage and retrieval mechanism for a digital image processing system employs a reduced capacity frame store in the playback device. A plurality of photographic images captured on a photographic recording medium are digitized for processing and subsequent display. Digitized images are stored on a ...


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Leonard McMillan Jr, Lee A Westover: Method and apparatus for fast implementation of inverse discrete cosine transform in a digital image processing system using low cost accumulators. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, April 5, 1994: US05301136 (67 worldwide citation)

In a digital image processing system, a dedicated inverse discrete cosine transform (IDCT) processor comprising a controller and an array of accumulators is provided for performing n.times.n inverse discrete cosine transforms. The controller controls the computation of the output vector using a forw ...


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Jiebo Luo: Image processing method for detecting human figures in a digital image. Eastman Kodak Company, William F Noval, February 24, 2004: US06697502 (66 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing method for detecting human figures in a digital color image, comprising the steps of: providing a digital color image having pixels representing RGB values; segmenting the image into non-overlapping regions of homogeneous color or texture; detecting candidate regions of hu ...


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Jean Francois Rousseau, Bertrand Obriot: Digital image processing circuitry. Sagem, Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond, September 19, 1995: US05452375 (64 worldwide citation)

A programmable general purpose digital image processing circuit 30 incorporates pipeline image processing architecture including one or more pipeline processing chains 379 for making image processing computations, each chain comprising a serial connection of a convolution (CONVOL) unit 34, logic (LU ...


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Kenneth A Parulski, Scott A Brownstein, Holden R Caine, Michael S Axman: Storage and playback of digitized images in digital database together with presentation control file to define image orientation/aspect ratio. Eastman Kodak Company, Edward Dugas, December 14, 1993: US05270831 (63 worldwide citation)

A digital image processing system digitizes and stores photographic film images in their captured orientation on film, in order to obviate the need to physically rotate the film scanner relative to the film for vertical images, thereby significantly reducing the complexity and cost of the scanner. I ...


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Sherman H Tsao: Digital image processing algorithm for output devices with discrete halftone gray scale capability. Hubbard Thurman Turner & Tucker, March 17, 1987: US04651287 (61 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus relating to image reproduction by displays and printers capable of different dot size or different spot intensity generations. The reproduction is based upon scanned image data including gray scale values individually representing the image intensity at each picture element lo ...