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Vittorio Castelli, Anant Deep Jhingran, Chung Sheng Li, John Timothy Robinson: System and method for generating multi-representations of a data cube. International Business Machines Corporation, Kevin M Jordan, November 2, 1999: US05978788 (139 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for approximating the data stored in a databases by generating multiple projections and representations from the database such that the OLAP queries for the original database (such as aggregation and histogram operations) may be applied to the approximated version of the data ...


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Peter Anthony Franaszek, John Timothy Robinson, Joy Aloysius Thomas: Parallel compression and decompression using a cooperative dictionary. International Business Machines, Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, March 17, 1998: US05729228 (135 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for compressing a block of data using a shared dictionary. Data to be compressed is divided into subblocks which are each provided to a respective compressor in a plurality of compressors. The compressors cooperatively construct a dynamic compression dictionary and compress th ...


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Peter Anthony Franaszek, John Timothy Robinson, Joy Aloysius Thomas: Adaptive multiple dictionary data compression. International Business Machines Corporation, Richard M Heslin & Rothenberg P C Ludwin, February 9, 1999: US05870036 (101 worldwide citation)

A system and method for compressing and decompressing data using a plurality of data compression mechanisms. Representative samples of each block of data are tested to select an appropriate one of the data compression mechanisms to apply to the block. The block is then compressed using the selected ...


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Gerald Parks Bozman, John Timothy Robinson, William Harold Tetzlaff: Managing an object store based on object replacement penalties and reference probabilities. International Business Machines Corporation, Gail H Zarick, Anne Vachon Dougherty, May 7, 2002: US06385699 (31 worldwide citation)

A computerized method, system and computer program product for managing an object store is disclosed. An exemplary method includes the the steps of: collecting performance statistics about storage repositories from which an object(s) can be retrieved; retrieving an object from a storage repository, ...


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Peter Anthony Franaszek, John Timothy Robinson: Method and apparatus using address and read head location information to provide optimal operation of a disk system. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert P Tassinari, January 12, 1999: US05860103 (27 worldwide citation)

Minimal random disk write latency is achieved by limiting the number of logical address blocks that can be serviced by a disk to less that the actual number of physically addressable blocks of the system and having a disk controller dynamically map logical data blocks to physical disk blocks in such ...


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Vittorio Castelli, Ioannis Kontoyiannis, John Timothy Robinson, John J E Turek: Multiresolution lossless/lossy compression and storage of data for efficient processing thereof. International Business Machines Corporation, Kevin M Heslin & Rothenberg P C Jordan Esq, February 1, 2000: US06021224 (18 worldwide citation)

Data representing, for instance, an image is lossily encoded, and a residual of the data is losslessly encoded. The lossily encoded data and the losslessly encoded residual provide a losslessly compressed data representation of the original data. The losslessly compressed data is then organized and ...


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Joshua Wilson Knight III, John Timothy Robinson: Multi-column windows. International Business Machines Corporation, Douglas W Cameron, April 7, 1998: US05737558 (17 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for displaying data on a computer display system. More specifically, with this invention location information of data from an application program is converted to location information for displaying data within a number of contours on a display device. With this invention displ ...


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Lawrence David Bergman, John Alan Gerth, John Timothy Robinson, Bernice Ellen Rogowitz: Method, system and program products for displaying multiple types of data in single images. International Business Machines Corporation, Kevin M Heslin & Rothenberg P C Jordan Esq, December 21, 1999: US06005971 (12 worldwide citation)

Production and processing of data representing digitized images are disclosed. The disclosure addresses the problem of providing an image which simultaneously represents both high spatial resolution information and low spatial resolution information which pertains to the high spatial resolution info ...


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Richard Orville Lamaire, John Timothy Robinson: Conserving storage space by means of low resolution objects. International Business Machines Corporation, Louis P Herzberg, April 23, 2002: US06378053 (12 worldwide citation)

The memory space (often in the form of cache) in a system (e.g., an Internet proxy or web browser) is conserved by saving low resolution versions of data objects when the full resolution version is removed (e.g., due to age, using a least recently used (LRU) replacement policy) in order to create sp ...


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Vittorio Castelli, Ioannis Kontoyiannis, John Timothy Robinson, John J E Turek: Multiresolution lossless/lossy compression and storage of data for efficient processing thereof. International Business Machines Corporation, Wayne L Heslin & Rothenberg P C Ellenbogen Esq, October 31, 2000: US06141445 (11 worldwide citation)

Data representing, for instance, an image is lossily encoded, and a residual of the data is losslessly encoded. The lossily encoded data and the losslessly encoded residual provide a losslessly compressed data representation of the original data. The losslessly compressed data is then organized and ...