ROCHESTER -- 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.

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Bayer, of Brunswick, Maine, died Nov. 13, a Direct Cremation of Maine spokeswoman confirmed Friday. The cause of death wasn't released.

His Bayer filter was patented in 1975 and is incorporated into nearly every digital camera and camera phone, Rochester-based Kodak said in a 2009 news release. The filter allows devices to capture color images with a single sensor. -- AP