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Richard T Brandle, Don L Goodliffe, Donald E Keith, Randy A Robinette, Robert C Sizemore, Garry J Smithwick, Anthony J Zappavigna: Remote procedure calls in heterogeneous systems. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, Paul W O Malley, Kenneth C Hill, June 8, 1993: US05218699 (167 worldwide citation)

A system for making procedure calls can be used with a network of computers. An application program on a local node calls a desired library procedure. The library procedure can be available on the local node or a remote node, and the location need not be known by the application. If the library proc ...


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Marc A Bloomfield: User-modifiable popup menus for object oriented behavior. International Business Machines Corporation, Bruce D Jobse, Paul W O Malley, Andrew J Dillon, September 6, 1994: US05345550 (126 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface for a data processing system includes a method of generating a popup menu of actions allowed on an object represented in the graphical user interface. The method includes the steps of interrogating extended attributes for an object and each elder object to the object. Inte ...


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Robert J Torres: Method for determining a user selected group of data objects for the propagation of attribute values. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, Paul W O Malley, August 31, 1993: US05241624 (92 worldwide citation)

Identification of a target object within an object hierarchy is made in response to user selection. The prior attribute values for the target object are then displayed on a display device. Upon user selection, new object attribute values are generated for the target object. A propagation group for t ...


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Arturo A Rodriquez, Mark A Pietras, Steven M Hancock, Robert F Kantner Jr, Charles T Rutherfoord, Leslie R Wilson: Scalable digital video decompressor. International Business Machines Corporation, Paul W O Malley, Andrew J Dillon, April 5, 1994: US05300949 (89 worldwide citation)

Decompression of video segments from a sequence of differential frames is done by selected scaling of frame resolution and color depth. A frame header indicates the computational complexity of decompression of a frame, allowing selection of scales for output resolution and color depth. Decompression ...


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Mark A Pietras, Arturo A Rodriguez, Andres J Saenz: System and method for frame-differencing based video compression/decompression with forward and reverse playback capability. International Business Machines Corporation, Andrew J Dillon, Paul W O Malley, March 29, 1994: US05298992 (80 worldwide citation)

A process for coding a plurality of compressed video data streams in a time ordered sequence. Each compressed data stream includes coding of frame to frame differences of a video segment, which are represented as a compressed M.times.N exclusive-OR plane of pixel change values and location displacem ...


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Arturo A Rodriguez, Charles T Rutherfoord, Steven M Hancock, Robert F Kantner Jr, Mark A Pietras: System and method for frame differencing video compression and decompression with frame rate scalability. International Business Machines Corporation, Bernard D Bogdon, Paul W O Malley, Andrew J Dillon, January 24, 1995: US05384598 (78 worldwide citation)

A system and method of compressing original video data expressed in a plurality of digitally coded frames which enable decompression and playback of resulting compressed video data at one of a plurality of frame rates while maintaining temporal fidelity of the frames displayed. Compression includes ...


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Estel P Devany, Jane R Garrison, Dwayne C Jacobs, Lloyd E Jordan II: System for reducing communications overhead in distributed database transactions by serializing in order related requests into single transmission message and receiving transmission response. International Business Machines Incorporated, Paul W O Malley, January 12, 1993: US05179660 (66 worldwide citation)

A system suitable for use on a computer network provides a user interface on a local node and an application to be run on a remote node. An application for accepting input from the user and translating it to appropriate commands for the remote application is divided, and located partially on the loc ...


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Robert J Torres: Method of representing a set of computer menu selections in a single graphical metaphor. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe, Paul W O Malley, Andrew J Dillon, May 31, 1994: US05317687 (59 worldwide citation)

A data processing system includes an operating system, a graphical user interface and a plurality of applications programs. The graphical user interface generates a window relating to an executing application programs. Menu items relating to an application program may be represented by an icon. A se ...


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Charles L McDowell: Method and device for regenerating cartilage in articulating. Susan L Firestone, Paul W O Malley, May 2, 2000: US06056777 (58 worldwide citation)

A prosthetic shield and its method of use are used to repair damaged joints and regenerate cartilage. The shield protects the articulating surfaces of the joint from compression and frictional stresses to protect the bone from further damage and allow cartilage to grow. The shield can be left in pla ...


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Raymond R Hayes, Lo Hsieh: Method for rolling back an expert system. International Business Machines Corporation, Paul W O Malley Jr, December 8, 1992: US05170464 (55 worldwide citation)

A system and method suitable for use with a rule-based expert system maintains a history of execution states through which the expert system progresses during execution. A user can select a previous execution state for roll back, and later states maintained in the history are undone in reverse order ...