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Aggelos Katsaggelos
Taner Ozcelik, James C Brailean, Aggelos K Katsaggelos, Ozan Erdogan, Cheung Auyeung: Method and apparatus for spatially adaptive filtering for video encoding. Motorola, Northwestern University, Darleen J Stockley, June 9, 1998: US05764307 (27 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method (200) and an apparatus (100) for spatially adaptive filtering for video encoding. The apparatus filters a video sequence prior the encoding process. The apparatus comprises a noise variance determiner (102), a local variance determiner (104), a noise visibilit ...


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Aggelos Katsaggelos
Mark R Banham, James C Brailean, Stephen N Levine, Aggelos K Katsaggelos, Guido M Schuster: Method, device and microprocessor for selectively compressing video frames of a motion compensated prediction-based video codec. Motorola, Northwestern University, Darleen J Stockley, June 9, 1998: US05764921 (18 worldwide citation)

A method (100, 200), device (300) and microprocessor (400) are provided for selectively compressing video frames of a motion compensated prediction-based video codec based on a predetermined set of compression techniques. An energy estimate of the current displaced frame difference, DFD, is used to ...


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John S Erickson: System and method for managing copyrighted electronic media. Trustees of Dartmouth College, Curtis A Vock, June 9, 1998: US05765152 (1029 worldwide citation)

Copyrighted electronic media are packaged in a secure electronic format, and registered on associated registration server, which serves to provide on-line licensing and copyright management for that media. Users are connected to the server, e.g., through a computer network or the Internet, to enable ...


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Son Thanh Vuong, Xuyen Thanh Vuong, Binh Thanh Vuong, Phu Thanh Vuong, Vinh Thanh Vuong: Interactive real-time network gaming system. VT Tech, Craig E Shinners, June 9, 1998: US05762552 (837 worldwide citation)

The present invention is related to a network based gaming system that enables a plurality of players to place wagers on a real-time game of chance being conducted in a casino via a distributed network system or, alternatively, to place wagers on a game of chance using internally generated game sequ ...


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Lars R Chrisman, Scott H Heneveld, Stephen F Peters: Surgical instrument with improvement safety lockout mechanisms. Richard Allan Medical, Howard & Howard, June 9, 1998: US05762255 (684 worldwide citation)

This invention provides surgical instruments having improved lockout mechanisms. The surgical instruments are of the type which have an operating mechanism for repeatedly performing a surgical procedure and a control mechanism for manipulating the instrument between a neutral position and a ready po ...


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Dominick L Mastri, Frank J Viola, Thomas W Alesi Jr, Robert J Geiste: Surgical stapler. United States Surgical Corporation, June 9, 1998: US05762256 (678 worldwide citation)

A surgical device is described herein that can be used to fire different types and sizes of disposable loading units. In a preferred embodiment, the device applies parallel rows of surgical fasteners to body tissue and concomitantly forms an incision between the rows of staples during an endoscopic ...


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Donald D Crouse, Harriet G Coverston, Joseph M Cychosz: Archiving file system for data servers in a distributed network environment. LSC, Patterson & Keough P A, June 9, 1998: US05764972 (660 worldwide citation)

An archiving file system is specifically designed to support the storage of, and access to, remote files stored on high speed, large capacity network data servers. The archiving file system automatically archives remote files across multiple types of secondary storage media on such network data serv ...


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Matthew Edelstein, Samuel Bergman, Donald B Rubin: Universal electronic resource denotation, request and delivery system. Netword, Fulbright & Jaworski, June 9, 1998: US05764906 (547 worldwide citation)

A universal electronic resource denotation, request and delivery system allows a user to locate information on a distributed computer system or network such as the Internet by knowing or guessing a short mnemonic alias of an electronic resource without the user having to know the physical or other l ...


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Yulun Wang, Darrin R Uecker, Keith Phillip Laby, Jeff Wilson, Steve Jordan, James Wright: Method and apparatus for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. Computer Motion, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 9, 1998: US05762458 (476 worldwide citation)

A system for performing minimally invasive cardiac procedures. The system includes a pair of surgical instruments that are coupled to a pair of robotic arms. The instruments have end effectors that can be manipulated to hold and suture tissue. The robotic arms are coupled to a pair of master handles ...


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David Ferrin Pare Jr, Ned Hoffman, Jonathan Alexander Lee: Tokenless biometric ATM access system. SmartTouch, Ali Kamarei, June 9, 1998: US05764789 (420 worldwide citation)

The system provides system and method for having a customer register with a computer system a PIN, one or more registration biometric samples, and one or more of the customer's financial accounts. During an initiation step, the customer initiates an account access at an ATM or a PC or any other fina ...



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