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Philip M Allen, Joseph W Davis, Michael J Maslaney, Khanh Mai, Howard L Paulk, Ken Thompson: Flexible, configurable, hierarchical system for distributing programming. Digital Video Systems, Sawyer & Associates, April 6, 1999: US05892535 (301 worldwide citation)

A flexible and configurable system for distributing media (or programming) to one or more distribution networks. The system includes a media server, at least one server interface unit, a first communications path coupling the media server and a server interface unit, distribution network interface u ...


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Eric C Anderson, Gary Chin, George W Dalke: Modular digital image processing via an image processing chain. Apple Computer, Sawyer & Associates, February 22, 2000: US06028611 (219 worldwide citation)

A method for manipulating image data in a digital image capture device includes forming two or more image processors, and providing the two or more image processors in the digital image capture device. The method further includes linking the two or more image processors to form an image processing c ...


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Eric C Anderson: Method and system for acclerating a user interface of an image capture unit during play mode. Flashpoint Technology, Sawyer & Associates, August 3, 1999: US05933137 (164 worldwide citation)

A method and system for accelerating a user interface on a display of an image capture unit is disclosed. The image capture unit includes a plurality of image files for providing a plurality of images, the image capture unit further includes controls for allowing an image to be viewed on the display ...


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Eric C Anderson: Method and system for providing automatic focus control for a still digital camera. Flashpoint Technologies, Sawyer & Associates, April 28, 1998: US05745175 (151 worldwide citation)

A method and system for automatically focusing an image within a still camera is disclosed. The method and system comprises providing initial focus and exposure values of the image, calculating an exposure setting for the image, and determining a plurality of focus zones for the image. The method an ...


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John Philip Pettitt: Method and system for controlling distribution of software in a multitiered distribution chain. Cybersource Corporation, Sawyer & Associates, January 26, 1999: US05864620 (148 worldwide citation)

A system and method and system for controlling distribution of software to an user in a multitiered distribution chain. The system includes at least one entity that distributes the software in a locked software container, and includes means for receiving a request from the user to use the software. ...


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Jerome R Bellegarda, Yen Lu Chow: Method and system for deriving a large-span semantic language model for large-vocabulary recognition systems. Apple Computer, Sawyer & Associates, October 27, 1998: US05828999 (137 worldwide citation)

A system and method for deriving a large-span semantic language model for a large vocabulary recognition system is disclosed. The method and system maps words from a vocabulary into a vector space, where each word is represented by a vector. After the vectors are mapped to the space, the vectors are ...


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Kamil A Grajski, Yen Lu Chow: Automatic method for scoring and clustering prototypes of handwritten stroke-based data. Apple Computers, Sawyer & Associates, April 18, 2000: US06052481 (134 worldwide citation)

A system and method for processing stroke-based handwriting data for the purposes of automatically scoring and clustering the handwritten data to form letter prototypes. The present invention includes a method for processing digitized stroke-based handwriting data of known character strings, where e ...


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Eric C Anderson: Method and system for speculative decompression of compressed image data in an image capture unit. FlashPoint Technology, Sawyer & Associates, February 1, 2000: US06020920 (125 worldwide citation)

A method and system is disclosed for accelerating a user interface on a display of an image capture unit. The image capture unit includes a plurality of image files for providing a plurality of images. In a first aspect, the method and system comprise selecting an image based upon a scrolling method ...


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Joseph W Davis, Shawn M Hayes: Method and device for preprocessing streams of encoded data to facilitate decoding streams back-to back. Sawyer & Associates, November 17, 1998: US05838678 (109 worldwide citation)

A method and device for preprocessing streams of encoded data (e.g. compressed in accordance with an MPEG standard) to permit a decoder to decode the streams, back-to-back (i.e., one stream immediately following another), without being reset and without producing video artifacts. The present inventi ...


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Chung You Hu: Bias scheme of program inhibit for random programming in a nand flash memory. Advanced Micro Devices, Sawyer & Associates, February 3, 1998: US05715194 (108 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a system and method which allows random programming and avoids the problem with band-to-band tunneling current discussed above. In particular, the present invention applies a predetermined voltage along the wordlines adjacent to the programming wordline. A method of programm ...



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