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Jin Li: System and method for receiver-driven streaming in a peer-to-peer network. Microsoft Corporation, Lyon & Harr, Mark A Watson, February 6, 2007: US07174385 (214 worldwide citation)

A “PeerStreamer” provides receiver-driven peer-to-peer (P2P) media streaming for loosely coupled P2P networks. Peers in the network perform only simple operations, may cache all or part of the streaming media, do not collaborate with other peers, may be unreliable, and may drop offline or come onlin ...


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Jin Li, Shaw Min Lei: Embedded image coder with rate-distortion optimization. Sharp Laboratories of America, Marger Johnson & McCollom, September 23, 2003: US06625321 (69 worldwide citation)

A rate-distortion optimized embedding (RDE) coder optimizes rate-distortion performance by coding information bits in the order of their R-D slope. RDE allocates the available coding bits first to the information bit with the steepest R-D slope, which indicates the largest distortion decrease per co ...


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Jin Li, Li Wei He, Jian Liang: Distributed data storage using erasure resilient coding. Microsoft Corporation, Lyon & Harr L, Craig S Fischer, November 1, 2011: US08051362 (59 worldwide citation)

An erasure resilient coding (ERC) distributed data storage system and method for storing data in a reliable and survivable fashion while minimizing hardware and associated costs. The system and method includes forming multiple protection groups both within and across storage nodes of the storage sys ...


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Jin Li: Method of visual progressive coding. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz PC, December 4, 2001: US06327392 (57 worldwide citation)

A method of visual progressive coding for an image includes transforming the image into a set of transform coefficients; dividing the set of transform coefficients into bands, wherein each band includes a group of transform coefficients having the same visual characteristics; assigning a set of acti ...


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Jin Li, Philip A Chou, Cha Zhang: Efficient one-to-many content distribution in a peer-to-peer computer network. Microsoft Corporation, Lyon & Harr L, Craig S Fischer, September 22, 2009: US07593333 (54 worldwide citation)

A content distribution method and system for distributing content over a peer-to-peer network such that the full potential throughput of the network is achieved. The content distribution method divides the content to be distributed into many small blocks. Each of the content blocks then is assigned ...


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Ulrich C Boettiger, Jin Li: Gapless microlens array and method of fabrication. Micron Technology, Dickstein Shapiro, April 3, 2007: US07199931 (51 worldwide citation)

A microlens array with reduced or no empty space between individual microlenses and a method for forming the same. The microlens array is formed by patterning a first set of microlens precursors in a checkerboard pattern on a substrate. The first set of microlens precursors is reflowed and cured int ...


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Jin Li, Jianping Zhou: System and method for delivery of dynamically scalable audio/video content over a network. Microsoft Corporation, Mark A Watson, Lyon & Harr, September 7, 2004: US06789123 (43 worldwide citation)

A system and process for streaming delivery of dynamically scalable media content over a network, such as, for example, the Internet or a wireless network, while automatically accounting for both fluctuating network bandwidth and packet loss. A system of rate-distortion based packet selection and or ...


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Ulrich C Boettiger, Jin Li: Ellipsoidal gapless micro lenses for imagers. Aptina Imaging Corporation, Dickstein Shapiro, January 5, 2010: US07643213 (41 worldwide citation)

Ellipse-shaped microlenses focus light onto unbalanced photosensitive areas, increase area coverage for a gapless layout of microlenses, and allow pair-wise or other individual shifts of the microlenses to account for asymmetrical pixels and pixel layout architectures. The microlenses may be fabrica ...


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Ulrich C Boettiger, Jin Li: Controlling lens shape in a microlens array. Micron Technology, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, June 27, 2006: US07068432 (41 worldwide citation)

A semi-conductor based imager includes a microlens array having microlenses with modified focal characteristics. The microlenses are made of a microlens material, the melting properties of which are selectively modified to obtain different shapes after a reflow process. Selected microlenses, or port ...


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Cha Zhang, Jin Li, Yunnan Wu: Rebinning methods and arrangements for use in compressing image-based rendering (IBR) data. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 20, 2006: US07065260 (40 worldwide citation)

Rebinning methods and arrangements are provided that significantly improve the 3D wavelet compression performance of the image based rendering data, such as, e.g., concentric mosaic image data. Through what is essentially a selective cutting and pasting process the image data is divided into stripes ...