Patents by Inventor Piet Dewaele

Piet Dewaele has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5461655
    Abstract: A noise reducing method and associated apparatus for use in a medical radiographic imaging system wherein an image represented by an array of pixels is processed and the processed image is recorded on a recording medium or visualized on a display monitor. The processing comprises the steps ofa) decomposing an original image into a sequence of detail images or into an array of coefficients representing detail strength at multiple resolution levels and a residual image,b) pixelwise attenuating the detail images or the coefficient arrays according to the locally estimated amount of relevant signal present and in accordance with an estimated noise level,c) reconstructing a processed image by accumulating detail obtained from the attenuated detail images or from the attenuated detail coefficients, and further adding the residual image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: Agfa-Gevaert
    Inventors: Pieter Vuylsteke, Piet Dewaele