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Sidney D Miller, Peter Smidth, Charles H Coleman: Data compression using a feedforward quantization estimator. Ampex Corporation, George B Almeida, September 8, 1992: US05146324 (125 worldwide citation)

An image data compression technique is described which utilizes calculating means and a selected series of bit calculating stages having delays, to estimate one or more quantization parameters for such data. The estimation process preferably is iterated a number of times, with the values found throu ...


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Paul J Rudnick, Alastair M Heaslett: Method and apparatus employing an improved format for recording and reproducing digital audio. Ampex Corporation, Robert G Clay, George B Almeida, July 8, 1980: US04211997 (113 worldwide citation)

An audio signal is sampled, quantized and the values are stored in a specific digital data block/sub-block format on alternate tracks of a recording medium. The block/sub-block format provides an inherent simplification of error correction techniques, and consists of dividing the digital audio data ...


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Richard A Corrington, Steve M Buu, Alan B Gordon: User configurable raid system with multiple data bus segments and removable electrical bridges. Ampex Corporation, John G Mesaros, George B Almeida, June 13, 2000: US06076142 (89 worldwide citation)

A user configurable RAID system designed to provide RAID functions as well as mass storage functions in a non-RAID mode. Flexibility is built into the system to allow the user to configure the SCSI bus to which removable drive modules are connected into one or more channels to define some of the dri ...


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Robert B Steele: Apparatus and method for cueing a video tape recorder. Ampex Corporation, Bradley Perkins, George B Almeida, Richard P Lange, December 12, 1989: US04887172 (86 worldwide citation)

To position a cue location on a video tape to a scanner so that the information stored at the cue location can read by a transducer. The video tape is transported so that when the cue location arrives at the scanner, the tape is moving at a selectable desired velocity. A synchronous cueing function ...


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Charles H Coleman, Sidney D Miller, Peter Smidth: Method and apparatus for image data compression using combined luminance/chrominance coding. Ampex Corporation, John G Mesaros, George B Almeida, July 18, 1995: US05434623 (70 worldwide citation)

A technique is provided for a color imaging system having a luminance component and two color difference (chrominance) components, which allots more space in the compressed data stream to the signal component of greater information content or complexity; that is, which combines the encoding of the c ...


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John H Babbel, William A Russell, Robert B Steele: Audio/video system having touch responsive function display screen. Ampex Corporation, George B Almeida, Joel D Talcott, June 4, 1985: US04521870 (62 worldwide citation)

An audio/video editing system presents different menus of editing functions on a display screen and changes the menus as well as performing different editing functions in response to the touching of selected areas of the display screen by an operator. An arrangement of light emitting diodes and phot ...


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Daniel A Beaulier: Electronic still store with high speed sorting and method of operation. Ampex Corporation, Bradley A Perkins, Ronald C Fish, George B Almeida, April 11, 1989: US04821121 (62 worldwide citation)

An electronic still store system stores and selectively outputs video image data defining a plurality of signal frame still images. The simultaneous display of up to 16 or more quarter sized images for scanning or sorting by an operator is facilitated by generating a quarter sized copy of each newly ...


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Eric F Morrison, Anthony E Zank: Total raster error correction apparatus and method for the automatic set up of television cameras and the like. Ampex Corporation, Robert G Clay, George B Almeida, August 18, 1981: US04285004 (55 worldwide citation)

A total raster error measurement and correction circuitry, using digital memory means in the camera head for the storage of correction data, corrects spatial scan, shading, etc., errors in a television picture in two dimensions. The basic spatial error correction circuit effectively synthesizes hori ...


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Steven D Wagner: Method and apparatus for buffering a user application from the timing requirements of a DRAM. Ampex Corporation, John G Mesaros, James M Thomson, George B Almeida, March 25, 1997: US05615355 (42 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for data storage and retrieval including first and second banks of refreshable memory, such as DRAMs. The user application provides a write clock and a read clock, the read clock being independent of the write clock. FIFO buffers are provided between the user application and t ...


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Dennis A Lindholm: Video special effects system with graphical operator interface. Ampex Corporation, John G Mesaros, Gregory L Roth, George B Almeida, January 7, 1997: US05592599 (40 worldwide citation)

A video special effects system and method includes at least one signal system operating in real time to transform one or more input video signals to generate an output video in response thereto, a work station, an operator control panel and a control system communicating with the signal systems, the ...