Patent Number: 6,169,840

Title: Image-modification methods

Abstract: Methods for recording, reproducing, modifying, and displaying image information. An electro-optical scanner, such as a camera, scans an image field and generates signals that vary in accordance with variations in the optical characteristics of the matter and objects in the image field scanned. Bit codes define the locations on a recording member of groups of the output electrical signals, such as a frame of image information or an object in the scanned image field. Further codes define desired modifications to be made to such groups of signals, such as alteration of intensity or superimposition. The location codes and the modification codes are applied to the signals representing image information to modify those signals, and the modified groups of information signals are applied to generate a modified image on an electronic viewing screen.

Inventors: Lemelson; Jerome H. (Incline Village, NV)


International Classification: B07C 5/04 (20060101); B07C 5/10 (20060101); G01B 11/02 (20060101); G07D 7/12 (20060101); G07D 7/00 (20060101); G06T 1/00 (20060101); G08B 13/194 (20060101); G07D 7/20 (20060101); H04N 5/7822 (20060101); H04N 5/782 (20060101); H04N 5/7824 (20060101); H04N 5/765 (20060101); H04N 5/77 (20060101); H04N 5/92 (20060101); H04N 5/7826 (20060101); H04N 005/76 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018