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Bryce Bayer; invented color filter for Kodak

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bryce Bayer, a retired Kodak scientist and the inventor of a widely used color filter array that bears his name, died Nov. 13, a spokeswoman for Direct Cremation of Maine confirmed Friday.

Mr. Bayer, of Brunswick, Maine, was 83.

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The cause of death was not released.

His Bayer filter was patented in 1975 and is incorporated ­into nearly every digital camera and camera phone, Kodak said in a 2009 press release ­announcing that the Royal ­Photographic Society’s Progress Award was given to Mr. Bayer.

‘‘The elegant color technology invented by Bryce Bayer is behind nearly every digital image captured today,’’ Terry Taber, Kodak’s chief technology officer, said then.

The filter allows devices to capture color images with a single sensor.

Mr. Bayer also developed widely cited processes for storing, improving, and printing digital images.

He retired from Kodak in the mid-1990s.

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