Patent Number: 6,307,977

Title: Set of run-length codewords containing printing hints

Abstract: A run length codeword system which has a set of codewords, each codeword being one byte. The first codeword of a run is divided into a 4-bit code part and 4 bits of printing hints. The code part specifies the source of the data, and the format of the remaining bytes in the run. The remaining one or two codewords specify the number of remaining data bytes in the run, or color values.

Inventors: Eldridge; George L. (Long Beach, CA), Rumph; David E. (Pasadena, CA), Blurfrushan; Farzin (Redondo Beach, CA), Rider; Ronald E. (Menlo Park, CA)

Assignee: Xerox Corporation

International Classification: H04N 1/41 (20060101); G06K 009/36 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018