Patent Number: 6,310,970

Title: Defining surfaces in border string sequences representing a raster image

Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for converting a raster image comprising a plurality of pixels into a plurality of data tags representing at least one shape in the raster image. The apparatus comprises a computer program, or an integrated circuit implementing the steps of the computer program, wherein the computer program comprises: (a) a border definer for generating a border string sequence representing a color border in the raster image, wherein: (b) the border string sequence comprises a plurality of surface strings; and (c) a surface string comprises a receive slope and a send slope representing a slope of the border passing through a predetermined area of the raster image; and (d) a surface string sequencer for converting the border string sequence into one or more surfaces, wherein a surface comprises one or more surface string sequences representing a section of the border string sequence.

Inventors: Doll; Joseph (Broomfield, CO)

Assignee: Colorcom, Ltd.

International Classification: G06T 5/00 (20060101); G06T 5/20 (20060101); G06K 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018