Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bryce Bayer Died

Imaging Resource: Bryce Bayer, the Eastman Kodak scientist who invented the almost standard color filter pattern that bears his name, has passed away. Bayer, 83, died on November 13th in Bath, Maine. The Bayer Filter array was patented in 1976, U.S. Patent No. 3,971,065. Bayer is also known for his recursively defined matrix used in ordered dithering.


Update: SR kindly sent me a photo of Bryce Bayer's notebook describing his RGB pattern idea for the first time:

10 comments:

  1. Is Bruce Bayer the inventor of BAYER pattern?

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  2. Vlad, thanks for posting. His patent is a nice read for those that have not read it, as is the prior art patent of Banning (you can call Banning sort of the father of the RGBW concept). As reported here in Nov 2009, Bayer received the Royal Photographic Society Progress Medal for his invention.

    Search this blog for "Bayer" for other interesting reading on recent variations on the Bayer filter pattern.

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  3. We have a copy of Bayer's original notebook page on a wall here in my office (a CMOS image sensor company). By coincidence someone mentioned it just yesterday.

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  4. I just noticed that the internet mini icon in front of this cite (Image Sensor World) internet address is a Bayer pattern.

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  5. Wow that notebook page is epic!

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  6. Notice how the word "CCD" is struck off?
    RPK

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  7. May he rest in colorful heaven

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  8. RIP.
    Now Kodak is in ruins ... thanks to incompetent managers..

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