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US-6,718,068 Noise reduction method utilizing statistical weighting, apparatus, and program for digital image processing
A method of processing a digital image channel to remove noise, includes the steps of: identifying a pixel of interest; identifying at least two sampled local...
US-6,717,966 Calibration focus position
The present invention is for a ceramic calibration filter, in one embodiment a ceramic attenuator (410), for attenuating radiation between a light source (402)...
US-6,717,714 Method and system for generating enhanced gray levels in an electromechanical grating display
A method for actuating an electromechanical grating device that has ribbon elements. The method includes the steps of: providing a data stream, generating a...
US-6,717,698 Tone scale processing based on image modulation activity
A method for generating an image-dependent tone scale curve includes (a) computing an image activity histogram for an input image value as a function of the...
US-6,717,676 Method for measuring magnification of an afocal optical system
A method is taught for measuring magnification of an afocal optical system. The method comprises the steps of directing a collimated light beam through the...
US-6,717,649 Detection of pitch variations in lenticular material
A method of sensing the pitch or relative location of a lenticular lens on a sheet of transparent lenticular material of the type having a repeating pattern of...
US-6,717,603 Preventing crease formation in donor web in dye transfer printer that can cause line artifact on print
A dye transfer printer uses a dye donor web that is capable of developing a crease-causing wave-like or ripple distortion across the donor web when the donor web...
US-6,717,601 Printing apparatus with dot-gain compensation using spatial filter
An apparatus and method for applying dot-gain (110) compensation to halftone bitmap files used in printing a digital halftone image. Dot-gain is added by...
US-6,717,560 Self-illuminating imaging device
A self-illuminating solid-state color image capture device, includes: an array of light emitting elements and light sensing elements formed on a common...
US-6,717,358 Cascaded organic electroluminescent devices with improved voltage stability
A cascaded organic electroluminescent device with connecting units having improved voltage stability is disclosed. The device comprises an anode, a cathode, a...
US-6,716,997 Systems and methods for generation of ascorbic acid with reduced color
The present invention describes the synthesis of ascorbic acid with reduced color. The present invention employs palladium catalysts for the synthesis of...
US-6,716,898 Amber polyester compositions for packaging food and beverages
Disclosed are amber polyester compositions suitable for packaging food and beverages wherein the compositions significantly absorbs light of wavelengths shorter...
US-6,715,949 Medium-handling in printer for donor and receiver mediums
A printer includes a print head for printing from a donor medium to a receiver medium, a platen member for holding the donor medium in a printing relation with...
US-6,715,942 Photographic processing drum having a circular drying cylinder
A photographic processor includes a circular processing drum and a circular drying cylinder. A transfer arm is utilized to transfer processed photographic media...
US-6,715,869 Ink set for ink jet printing
A pigment-based ink set for ink jet printing is described, wherein each ink in the ink set has a normalized differential specular reflectance, N.DELTA.R.sub.S...
US-6,715,864 Disposable ink supply bag having connector-fitting
A fitting is attached to a disposable ink supply bag and has an ink egress snout for discharging an ink supply from the bag. The fitting is configured to engage...
US-6,715,704 Drop-on-demand liquid emission using asymmetrical electrostatic device
A liquid emission device includes a chamber having a nozzle orifice. Separately addressable dual electrodes are positioned on opposite sides of a central...
US-D488,165 Review device
US-6,714,736 System and method for communication of digital images generated from photographic film
A photographic system includes a photographic film having a film ID number thereon; a receipt provided with the photographic film, the receipt being imprinted...
US-6,714,727 Camera capable of having alternatively positioned mode indicator
A camera is capable of being assembled with an alternately positioned mode indicator. The camera includes the following in order to achieve this objective. A...
US-6,714,688 Method and apparatus for enhancing the edge contrast of an interpolated digital image
A method for enhancing a digital image channel, the method comprising the following steps: (a) providing a digital image channel having image pixels; (b)...
US-6,714,350 Double sided wire grid polarizer
A wire grid polarizer (100) for polarizing an incident light beam (130), comprising a substrate (505) having a first surface (410) and a second surface (510);...
US-6,714,249 Producing panoramic digital images by digital camera systems
A panoramic digital image is produced by providing a digital camera having a memory and which is operable in a first mode for producing individual still digital...
US-6,714,239 Active pixel sensor with programmable color balance
A semiconductor based image sensor comprising a plurality of pixels formed upon a major surface of a semiconductor substrate, a majority of the pixels having a...
US-6,714,232 Image producing process and apparatus with magnetic load roller
An image processing apparatus (10) includes: a) a rotatable, magnet-attracting imaging drum (300) arranged to mount a receiver sheet (32) and a donor sheet (36)...
US-6,713,641 Reactive anthraquinone colorant compounds and polymeric materials reacted therewith
Disclosed are blue, diol anthraquinone blue colorant compounds having excellent thermal stability and which can be reacted into or copolymerized with polyester...
US-6,713,530 Ink jet ink composition
An ink jet ink composition of water, a dye, a humectant and a hyperbranched polymer.
US-6,713,241 Thermally developable emulsions and imaging materials containing binder mixture
Aqueous-based thermally sensitive emulsions and imaging materials include a mixture of binders in at least one imaging layer. These binder mixtures include from...
US-6,713,240 Black-and-white aqueous photothermographic materials containing mercaptotriazole toners
Aqueous-based photothermographic materials comprise a hydrophilic binder, preformed silver halides, an organic silver salt other than a silver carboxylate, a...
US-6,713,226 High contrast photographic element containing a polyhydrazide nucleating agent
The present invention relates to an ultrahigh contrast photographic material comprising a support bearing a silver halide emulsion layer, containing at least one...
US-6,713,224 Sound recording film
A black and white silver halide motion picture sound recording film is disclosed comprising a transparent support bearing at least one silver halide emulsion...
US-6,712,892 Ink jet printing process
An ink jet printing process having the steps of: A) providing an ink jet printer that is responsive to digital data signals; B) loading the printer with ink jet...
US-6,712,891 Ink jet composition
An ink jet ink composition including water, humectant and a metallized, phthalocyanine colorant, the metallized, phthalocyanine colorant having the formula:...
US-6,712,459 Ink cartridge having shielded pocket for memory chip
An ink cartridge includes a housing with an integral pocket, an ink supply bag contained in the housing, and a memory chip supported in a wall opening of the...
US-6,712,451 Printhead assembly with shift register stages facilitating cleaning of printhead nozzles
An inkjet printhead assembly (50) for an inkjet printer having a printhead (10) with a plurality of nozzles (24) and data path and control electronics circuitry...
US-6,711,355 Camera having rotary optical encoder
A camera, used with photographic film, has a body having an exposure support surrounding an exposure opening. The body defines an encoder light path. An encoder...
US-6,711,349 Camera assembly having a traveler and pivotable turret driven by an over-center mechanism
A camera assembly has a support that defines an optical axis. A traveler is movable along the optical axis between first and second positions relative to the...
US-6,711,306 Automatic bright window detection
A method for automatically processing a digital image to locate one or more windows that are substantially brighter than their surroundings begins by processing...
US-6,711,303 Method and computer program for detecting rotation and magnification of images
An improved method and computer program product for detecting an amount of rotation or magnification in a modified image, of the type including the steps of: a)...
US-6,711,302 Method and system for altering defects in digital image
One aspect of the invention is a method for correcting a digital image representative of a tangible image. A first corrected intensity value for a first pixel of...
US-6,711,291 Method for automatic text placement in digital images
A method for placing a human understandable item, such as a caption, text or a figurative element, in a digital image includes the steps of (a) digitally...
US-6,711,286 Method for blond-hair-pixel removal in image skin-color detection
A computer vision/image processing method of removing blond hair color pixels in digital image skin detection for a variety of imaging related applications, such...
US-6,711,277 Method of controlling the reproduction of copyrighted images
A method of controlling the reproduction of copyrighted images, includes the steps of: a) providing an image medium having a predetermined pattern of micro-dots;...
US-6,710,891 Sheet media system having radio-frequency identification transponder
A sheet media system comprising an apparatus for utilizing sheet media; and a radio-frequency identification transceiver associated with said apparatus for...
US-6,710,804 CMOS active pixel image sensor with extended dynamic range and sensitivity
A semiconductor based X-Y addressable imager having an imaging array with a plurality of the pixels within the X-Y addressable imager, a photodetector within...
US-6,710,795 Tuning a printer by printing patterns which beat against a spatial frequency of a component within the printer
A method of tuning a printer by printing a pattern, which beats against a component within the printer includes designing a first pattern, which has a spatial...
US-6,710,760 Unipolar drive for cholesteric liquid crystal displays
A reflective memory display is disclosed which includes: a flexible polymeric substrate; a patterned first conductor disposed over the substrate; and a layer...
US-6,710,329 Light integrator for film scanning with enhanced suppression of artifacts due to scratches and debris
A light integrator produces diffuse illumination from a beam of light wherein image artifacts due to debris within the integrator are suppressed. The light...
US-6,710,206 Poly(3-cyclopropyl-3-hydroxypropionate) and processes for its preparation and derivatives thereof
Poly(3-cyclopropyl-3-hydroxypropionates) (I) which are useful for the preparation of vinylcyclopropane and cyclopropylacetylene are disclosed. Methods for the...
US-6,710,128 Process to produce an aqueous composition
A process is provided to produce an aqueous composition. The process comprises shearing a mixture to produce a mini-emulsion and polymerizing said mini-emulsion...
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