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John M Keith, Stuart J Golin, Allen H Simon, Brian Astle: Digital video decompression system. Technology 64, Paul J Rasmussen, Eric P Herrmann, Kenneth N Nigon, November 15, 1988: US04785349 (215 worldwide citation)

A full motion color digital video signal is compressed, formatted for transmission, recorded on compact disc media and decoded at conventional video frame rates. During compression, regions of a frame are individually analyzed to select optimum fill coding methods specific to each region. Region dec ...


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Brian Astle: Cursor controlled page selection in a video display. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, May 6, 1986: US04587520 (156 worldwide citation)

A teletext system in which viewer function selection is accomplished by superposing a cursor on one of the displayed function words. The teletext/videotext receiver includes a ROM for storing page selection control symbols and a RAM for storing symbols and related addresses corresponding to all disp ...


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Brian Astle: Video database indexing and method of presenting video database index to a user. Intel Corporation, William H Murray, N Stephen Kinsella, January 16, 1996: US05485611 (154 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method for generating a video database index for indexing a video database comprising a plurality of video frames, the video database index comprising a plurality of index frames, wherein each video frame within the video database has a unique location within the video databas ...


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Brian Astle, Subhodev Das: System and method of real time insertions into video using adaptive occlusion with a synthetic reference image. Princeton Video Image, Woodbridge & Associates, September 14, 1999: US05953076 (137 worldwide citation)

A system and method for realtime occlusion processing for seamlessly and realistically blending an inserted image such as an advertisement into a region of a live broadcast image without obscuring the action of the live image. The average color and intensity of a synthetic reference image containing ...


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Brian Astle: Bit allocation in a coded video sequence. Intel Corporation, William H Murray Esq, N Stephan Kinsella Esq, November 10, 1998: US05835149 (130 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method and apparatus for encoding video pictures of a sequence of video pictures, wherein each picture is defined by one picture type of a plurality of picture types and each picture has a complexity. According to a preferred embodiment, the complexity of each picture type is ...


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Brian Astle: Video coding scheme with foreground/background separation. Intel Corporation, William H Murray Esq, N Stephan Kinsella Esq, September 22, 1998: US05812787 (121 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method and apparatus for encoding pictures of a sequence of pictures. According to a preferred embodiment, an encoding system determines a relatively fixed background of the sequence of pictures, and transmits the background to a decoding system. Foreground objects of a curren ...


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Brian Astle: Run-length encoding sequence for video signals. Intel Corporation, Steve Mendelsohn, William H Murray, September 3, 1996: US05552832 (120 worldwide citation)

Regions of a video frame are classified into different classes of regions (e.g., inter encoded blocks, intra encoded blocks, and skip blocks). The classes of regions are then run-length encoded using an encoding sequence that is a function of the content of the video frame. The run-length encoded si ...


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Allen H Simon, Stuart J Golin, Brian Astle, John M Keith, Suz H Wan: Digital video formatting and transmission system and method. Intel Corporation, Carl L Silverman, William H Murray, April 17, 1990: US04918523 (114 worldwide citation)

A full motion color digital video signal is compressed, formatted for transmission, recorded on compact disc media and decoded at conventional video frame rates. During compression, regions of a frame are individually analyzed to select optimum fill coding methods specific to each region. Region dec ...


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Brian Astle: Post-filtering for decoded video signals. Intel Corporation, Steve Mendelsohn, William H Murray, December 31, 1996: US05590064 (114 worldwide citation)

Encoded video signals comprise sets of transform coefficients (e.g., DCT coefficients) corresponding to different regions of a video frame. An inverse transform is applied to sets of transform coefficients to generate decoded regions of a decoded video frame. The discontinuities for boundaries betwe ...


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Allen H Simon, David L Sprague, John M Keith, Michael F Patti, Kevin Harney, Lawrence D Ryan, Nicola J Fedele, Brian Astle: Processor for expanding a compressed video signal. Technology 64, E M Whitacre, P J Rasmussen, E P Herrmann, April 18, 1989: US04823201 (89 worldwide citation)

A parallel-pipeline video signal processing system is disclosed which includes a statistical decoder, an arithmetic and logic unit and a pixel interpolator which operate in parallel under the control of sequencing circuitry to expand a compressed video signal. The video signal may have been develope ...