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Nguyen Hugh Phu, Wong Ping Wah: Dynamic generation of multi-resolution and tile-based images from flat compressed images. Hewlett Packard Co, December 29, 1999: EP0967788-A2 (169 worldwide citation)

The inventive mechanism (11) dynamically builds multi-resolution images from stored, compressed images (13). The inventive mechanism will operate with any type of compressed images, provided that the compressed files are in the transform domain, for example, JPEG images. The inventive mechanism uses ...


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Qian Richard J, Matthews Kristine E: Method for robust human face tracking in presence of multiple persons. Sharp, December 29, 1999: EP0967574-A2 (76 worldwide citation)

A method for robust human face tracking in the presence of multiple facial images includes taking a frame from a color video sequence as a current input image; filtering the current input image to form a filtered image; estimating the locations and sizes of faces in the filtered image based on a pro ...


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Pross Gerhard, Seher Jens Peter, Maile Markus: Optical display device using leds and its operating method. Hewlett Packard Co, December 29, 1999: EP0967590-A1 (70 worldwide citation)

Optical display device having a set of LEDs arranged in a matrix and having control circuit means which act as a controllable current source and as controllable voltage sources, so that a constant current can be applied for each LED, and the respective voltage is established accordingly. Due to the ...


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Habu Masayoshi: Flat image delivery server. Hewlett Packard Co, December 29, 1999: EP0967556-A2 (61 worldwide citation)

The inventive flat image delivery (FID) server (11) manages image conversion, paricularly the fetching of the image tiles and the stitching of the image tiles into the JPEG images. The FID server is part from the web server (12), and thus reduces the processing load of the web server. The image conv ...


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Courtney Jonathan D: Automatic video monitoring system. Texas Instruments, December 29, 1999: EP0967584-A2 (58 worldwide citation)

A system (10) for automatically monitoring an area includes a camera unit (12) having therein a video camera (23) and an image processing section (27). The image processing section saves a reference image from the video camera, compares subsequent images to the reference image, and detects and track ...


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Tuvin Lars, Kilstroem Lars, Petersson Stefan, Pastuhoff: Cyclone separator device for a vacuum cleaner. Electrolux, December 29, 1999: EP0966912-A1 (56 worldwide citation)

A vacuum cleaner cyclone separator having a cyclone with a first end wall, a second opposite end wall (36), and an intermediate part (38), which has the shape of either a cylinder or, at least partly, an up-side-down truncated cone. The intermediate part has an outlet opening (39) for particles thro ...


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Cox Ingemar J, Miller Matthew L, Oami Ryoma: Robust digital watermarking. Nippon Electric Co, December 29, 1999: EP0967803-A2 (49 worldwide citation)

A watermarking procedure that is applicable to images, audio, video and multimedia data to be watermarked divides the data to be watermarked into a set of nxn blocks, such as the 8x8 blocks of MPEG. The same watermark signal can be distributed throughout the set of blocks in a large variety of ways. ...


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Zahedi Mir Saeed, Lang Stephen Terry: A lower limb prosthesis. Blatchford & Sons, December 29, 1999: GB2338653-A (48 worldwide citation)

A lower limb prosthesis for an above-knee amputee which includes an hydraulic piston and cylinder assembly (18) for resisting flexion of a knee joint (10) of the prosthesis during the stance phase, further includes a stumble sensing member (14F) associated with the knee joint and arranged to execute ...


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Sampsell Jeffrey B: An image display and remote control system capable of displaying two distinct images. Sharp, December 29, 1999: EP0967797-A2 (45 worldwide citation)

An image display system capable of displaying two distinct images at the same time. One image is shown on an image display device such as a television or computer monitor which is coupled to the image display system. The other image is shown on a remote control (170) included in an image display sys ...


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Jansen Hubert, Gagnieux Samuel: Safety shield system for prefilled syringes. Becton Dickinson Co, December 29, 1999: EP0966983-A1 (45 worldwide citation)

A medical device is provided which includes a shield system and a syringe which is coupled to the shield system. The shield system includes a syringe holder and a shield which is slidably coupled to the holder. A spring resiliently urges the shield from a retracted position to an extended position. ...