US Patent No: 5,347,620

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System and method for digital rendering of images and printed articulation

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A system and method to accurately simulate digitally the rendering of a printed articulation, stroke, or mark of a donor natural medium used in graphic arts, such paints, pencils, erasers, or other implements. Using a computer (1) or other hardware the system and method of the invention allows a digital representation of dye-concentration color mixing, receptor grain and variable grain penetration, and a smooth and continuous brush stroke without visible artifacts. Other objects of the system and method of this invention include methods for varying the shape of the tip of an implement across the stroke for the purpose of accurately simulating brushes and other donor-receptor articulations common to natural media, and for rendering a brush stroke in multiple strokes to accurately simulate digitally brush bristles.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
8324450 CANADA INC.TORONTO ONTARIO, CA169
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.NEW YORK, NY2419

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Zimmer, Mark A 2509 Huntington Dr., Aptos, CA 95003 4 51

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (1)
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LSI CORPORATION (1)
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1)
5,847,712 Method and system for generating graphic illustrations according to a stroke texture and a tone 65 1995
 
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