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Bodin Dresevic, William Hill, Gregory Hitchcock, Leroy B Keely, John C Platt, J Turner Whitted: Method and apparatus for improving the quality of displayed images through the use of user reference information. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, September 23, 2003: US06624828 (110 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for increasing the perceived quality of displayed images. This is achieved in a variety of ways including the use of a plurality of device specific display characteristics when preparing images for display. It is also achieved through the monito ...


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Bodin Dresevic, William Hill, Gregory Hitchcock, Leroy B Keely, John C Platt, J Turner Whitted: Methods and apparatus for improving the quality of displayed images through the use of display device and display condition information. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, January 6, 2004: US06674436 (81 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for increasing the perceived quality of displayed images. This is achieved in a variety of ways including the use of a plurality of device specific display characteristics when preparing images for display. It is also achieved through the monito ...


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Daniel R Simon, Josh Benaloh, Donald D Chinn, Gregory Hitchcock, David Meltzer: System and method for secure font subset distribution. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 16, 2000: US06065008 (52 worldwide citation)

This invention concerns a system and method for securely distributing subsetted fonts from a distributor to a client. The system includes a signing module to construct an authentication tree having leaves formed of glyphs, one or more intermediate levels of nodes computed as one-way functions of the ...


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Beat Stamm, Gregory Hitchcock, Michael J Duggan: Composite characters font hinting. Microsoft Corporation, March 17, 2009: US07505040 (12 worldwide citation)

An auto hinting module defines typographically relevant control points and relative offset constraints for use in composite character generation. Control points in one or more dimensions are defined for each glyph component. The control points may be represented as control points on the outline of t ...


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Gregory Hitchcock, Faramarz Gordaninejad: Controllable compressible fluid damper. Klarquist Sparkman, September 9, 2008: US07422092 (11 worldwide citation)

A damper/strut that can provide variable damping and spring energy storage and dissipation. One embodiment includes an adjustable magnetorheological damper and a mechanically adjustable fluid spring in association with an internal accumulator. A combination of internal and external electromagnets ge ...


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Beat Stamm, Michael Duggan, Gregory Hitchcock, Paul Linnerud: Dropout control in subpixel rendering. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, May 17, 2005: US06894702 (9 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to dropout control in which one or more samples are added to adjacent samples that fall within an image outline. The samples are used in sub-pixel rendering to compensate for unnaturally thin or faint object stems. Horizontal dropout control operations are provided to a ...


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Bodin Dresevic, William Hill, Gregory Hitchcock, Leroy B Keely, John C Platt, J Turner Whitted: Quality of displayed images with user preference information. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, November 7, 2006: US07134091 (8 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for increasing the perceived quality of displayed images. This is achieved in a variety of ways including the use of a plurality of device specific display characteristics when preparing images for display. It is also achieved through the monito ...


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Beat Stamm, Gregory Hitchcock, Michael J Duggan: Stroke contrast in font hinting. Microsoft Corporation, September 1, 2009: US07583267 (8 worldwide citation)

Stroke contrast is preserved for a range of font sizes and display resolutions using programmatic constraints or “hints”. One implementation of a “font hinting” approach enforces a regularization of stroke weights such that stroke contrast is preserved for font sizes and display resolutions sufficie ...


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Faramarz Gordaninejad, Xiaojie Wang, Gregory Hitchcock, Barkan M Kavlicoglu, Krishna Kiran Bangrakulur: Controllable magneto-rheological fluid devices for motion-damping. University of Nevada, Klarquist Sparkman, April 29, 2008: US07364022 (4 worldwide citation)

Variably controllable motion-damping devices are disclosed that utilize a magneto-rheological fluid (MRF). One configuration of such a device includes a first valving region and a second valving region connected to the first valving region. Between the first and second valving regions is a plate hav ...


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David C Brown, John C Platt, Michael Duggan, Gregory Hitchcock, Beat Stamm: Type size dependent anti-aliasing in sub-pixel precision rendering systems. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, May 17, 2005: US06894701 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for selecting different anti-aliasing filters to be applied to objects of image data rendered with pixel sub-component precision based on the attributes of the objects of the graphics image. For example, when rendering a character traditional anti-aliasing applied in the directio ...