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Robert Loce, Zhigang Fan among Xerox researchers hitting patent milestones in 2012

27 December 2012

SPIE Fellows Robert Loce and Zhigang (Zeke) Fan are among 12 inventors at Xerox with a knack for turning ideas into practical customer solutions who recently hit patent milestones that rank them among the world's most inventive minds.

Loce surpassed the 150th patent milestone in 2012. As a principal scientist and technical manager at Xerox Research Center Webster (XRCW) in New York, his current research activities involve leading projects into new video technologies relevant to transportation and health care. Loce holds 159 patents in the areas of digital image processing, image enhancement, imaging systems, optics and halftoning.

Fan's 125th U.S. patent covers methods that allow customers to schedule print jobs automatically in order to increase efficiency and save energy. A principal scientist at XRCW, Fan's recent projects include work in video/image processing for transportation applications, mobile-based object recognition, and mobile communication systems.

Updates on work by both researchers' teams will be presented at IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging in February. Loce's team will present on "Vehicle-driven video compression/decompression for fast and efficient search in large video databases,"and Fan's team will present on "Dual resolution 2D color barcode."

"We are innovating every day to create new services and technology for our customers," said Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group. "Thinking outside the box and exploring the unknown are catalysts that drive innovation and motivate us to continually create new ways to help our customers succeed."

Read more in the Xerox press release.