Kodak scientist Bryce Bayer dies at age 83
BY Associated Press
Saturday, November 24, 2012
11/24/12 at 5:57 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Bryce Bayer, a retired Kodak scientist and the inventor of a widely used color filter array that bears his name, has died. He was 83.
Bayer, of Brunswick, Maine, died Nov. 13, a spokeswoman for Direct Cremation of Maine confirmed Friday.
His Bayer filter was patented in 1975 and is incorporated into nearly every digital camera and camera phone, Rochester, N.Y.-based Kodak said in a 2009 press release announcing Bayer's receipt that year of the Royal Photographic Society's Progress Award.
"The elegant color technology invented by Bryce Bayer is behind nearly every digital image captured today," Dr. Terry Taber, Kodak's chief technology officer, said at the time.
The filter allows devices to capture color images with a single sensor.
Bayer also developed widely cited processes for storing, improving and printing digital images before retiring from Kodak in the mid-1990s.
Longtime 'Sesame Street' director, writer dies at 71
NEW YORK - A longtime "Sesame Street" director who also worked on soap operas including "The Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns" has died. Emily Squires was 71.
She died Wednesday at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.
Squires directed the "Sesame Street" children's television series from 1982 to 2007 while also writing for the program.
She directed several "Sesame Street" TV specials as well as other children's programs such as the PBS show "Between the Lions," which promoted reading.