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Eric Mohr, Paul B Trevithick, Costas Kitsos, David E Hollingsworth, Stephanie L Houde, Jeffrey L Caruso: Apparatus, methods, programming for automatically laying out documents. Bitstream, Edward W Porter, November 30, 2004: US06826727 (326 worldwide citation)

A computerized system lays out document templates represented as a tree of text and shape elements, including variable elements. The user can define a shape element to have a maximize or minimize property in one or more dimensions. The layout makes the minimized dimensions of a shape as small as its ...


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Sampo J Kaasila, Edward W Porter: Innovations for the display of web pages. Bitstream, Edward W Porter, May 15, 2007: US07219309 (135 worldwide citation)

Web pages are displayed with a simultaneous overview and magnified view. An indicator can show the portion of the overview in the magnified view. Both views can be shown, one above the other, across the full width of the same screen. A user can select between such a split view and another view, incl ...


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Sampo J Kaasila, John S Collins: Methods, systems, and programming for computer display of images, text, and/or digital content. Bitstream, Edward W Porter, May 22, 2007: US07222306 (123 worldwide citation)

A bitmap of a shape, such as a font, can be subpixel optimized by producing for each of a display's subpixels a coverage value representing the percent of its area covered by the shape being represented and by distributing, to prevent color imbalance, an amount of a given subpixel's coverage value t ...


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John S Collins, Mark H Goldwater: Apparatus and methods for creating and using portable fonts. Bitstream, Edward W Porter, July 14, 1998: US05781714 (80 worldwide citation)

A computer system includes a requesting computer which asks a responding computer, such as an Internet server, for one or more portions of text. The responding computer reacts by sending the requested text. The requesting computer can either render the requested text without the text's font shapes, ...


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Charles Ying, John S Collins: System for selecting, distributing, and selling fonts. Bitstream, Edward W Porter, February 8, 2005: US06853980 (49 worldwide citation)

A computerized system, such as one practiced with an e-commerce font server, enables a user to select one or more fonts. According to one aspect, a user can select a font from a multi-dimensional font space defined by the attribute values of a plurality of fonts. The system repeatedly 1) enables the ...


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John S Collins, Michael Yudis, Philip G Apley: Method and apparatus for conversion of outline characters to bitmap characters. Bitstream, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, March 24, 1992: US05099435 (43 worldwide citation)

An outline representation of a character or symbol is treated as being composed of a set of zones formed in both the horizontal and vertical directions. The zones are completely character-specific. Each zone defines the extent of some feature of the character. The boundaries of the zones are mapped ...


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Phillip G Apley, David A Berlow, John S Collins: Automated bitmap character generation from outlines. Bitstream, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, November 15, 1988: US04785391 (41 worldwide citation)

An outline representation of a character or symbol is treated as being composed of a hierarchy of zones formed in both the horizontal and vertical directions. The zones are completely character-specific. Each zone defines the extent of some feature of the character. The boundaries of the zones are m ...


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Sampo J Kaasila: System for rapidly performing scan conversion with anti-aliasing upon outline fonts and other graphic elements. Bitstream, Edward W Porter, August 20, 2002: US06437793 (32 worldwide citation)

A system rapidly rasterizes high resolution shapes, such as outline fonts, for use in a lower resolution pixel image. For individual pixels a line coverage value is determined for each of at least two sampling lines running in different directions, such as at right angles, within the pixel. The pixe ...


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John S Collins, Mark H Goldwater: Apparatuses and methods for creating and using portable fonted texts with embedded automatically-created font descriptions. Bitstream, Edward W Porter, December 10, 1996: US05583978 (30 worldwide citation)

A computerized system inputs fonted text and outputs corresponding fonted text containing new, automatically created, font descriptions. The new font descriptions make the output a portable document which can be rendered at any magnification by a machine of any output resolution, even if that machin ...


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Sampo J Kaasila, Robert J Eggers, Edward W Porter: Methods and systems for displaying media in a scaled manner and/or orientation. Bitstream, Edward W Porter, October 23, 2007: US07287220 (29 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to methods, systems, and programming for displaying media in a scaled manner and/or in an orientation other than an operating system displays its graphical user interface. Some embodiments lay out digital content at a virtual pixel resolution and then display a portion of the l ...



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