Infineon Technologies, Applera, SurroMed, Affymetrix | GenomeWeb

Infineon Technologies of Munich,Germany, received US Patent No. 6,580,831, “Compression of optical readout biomolecular sensory data.” The patent covers a system for compressing image data while preserving usable information while eliminating or reducing associated noise in the image data. The image data is transformed using a multiscale technique (such as the pyramidal median transform) such that the image data is represented as transform coefficients each having a corresponding weight.

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