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Stephen E Carlsen, Stephen N Schiller, Lars U Borg: Blending image data using layers. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, October 15, 2002: US06466210 (75 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for blending graphics data that includes a plurality of objects. In one aspect, objects are grouped into two layers; objects associated with a first layer are drawn; objects associated with a second layer are drawn; and data drawn into the first and second layers is blended. A ...


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Stephen N Schiller, Daniel J Clark: Blending with planar maps. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, April 11, 2000: US06049339 (74 worldwide citation)

A system for blending graphical objects using planar map representations is described. A page description representation of an input document's graphical objects is converted, at least in part, into a planar map representation. A color is assigned to each region in the planar map as a function of th ...


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Perry A Caro, Joseph Pasqua, Daniel C Brotsky: Computer generation of documents using layout elements and content elements. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, July 19, 2011: US07984374 (73 worldwide citation)

Bindings are used to describe a document (and a different document) by associating content elements with layout elements, the layout elements defining layout features or placement information to be applied to the associated content elements in the document, the bindings being stored separately from ...


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Michael Schuster: Sketch-based editing of curves. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, March 27, 2001: US06208355 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus implementing a technique for editing an existing curve in a computer graphics system. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a sketch curve as input. The sketch curve has a first modification end point and a second modification end point. A target section of the existing c ...


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Todor G Georgiev, Andrew Lumsdaine: Focused plenoptic camera employing different apertures or filtering at different microlenses. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, July 24, 2012: US08228417 (72 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for capturing and rendering images with focused plenoptic cameras employing different filtering at different microlenses. In a focused plenoptic camera, the main lens creates an image at the focal plane. That image is re-imaged on the sensor multiple times by an array of microl ...


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Todor Georgiev: 3D graphics based on images and morphing. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, July 31, 2001: US06268846 (72 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method generates a new view of a three-dimensional scene by receiving three or more pictures representing three or more different view points on a plane, each picture taken from a viewing direction perpendicular to the plane; selecting a new point on the plane; and generating ...


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Gregg D Wilensky: Modifying a stylistic property of a vector-based path. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, September 30, 2003: US06628295 (72 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for locally modifying a stylistic property of at least one path in an electronic document. All or a portion of an electronic document and at least one brush tool is displayed to a user. The electronic docum ...


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Todor G Georgiev: Plenoptic camera with large depth of field. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, May 24, 2011: US07949252 (71 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for light-field capture with large depth of field. A design methodology is described in which the relationships among various plenoptic camera parameters, including inverse magnification, F-number, focal length, wavelength, and pixel size, may be analyzed to design plenoptic ca ...


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Dennis G Nicholson, James C King: Method and apparatus for producing a hybrid data structure for displaying a raster image. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, April 29, 1997: US05625711 (70 worldwide citation)

A system for producing a raster image derived from coded and non-coded portions of a hybrid data structure from an input bitmap including (1) a data processing apparatus, (2) a recognizer which performs recognition on an input bitmap to the data processing apparatus to detect identifiable objects wi ...


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James D Pravetz, Richard L Sites: Filter file system. Adobe Systems Incorporated, Fish & Richardson P C, November 29, 2005: US06970866 (70 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus implementing a technique for retrieving requested data. In general, in one aspect, the technique includes receiving a request from an application to read a portion of an application file and consulting a filter-system file. The filter-system file contains processed data that co ...