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Michael Knee, Andreas Zipp, Andrew Hackett, Nelly Bruneau: Method and apparatus for ghost cancelling and/or equalizing. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, July 23, 1996: US05539773 (54 worldwide citation)

A method for signal equalization/ghost cancellation with an equalizing filter includes synthesizing a first equalizing filter function (LMS 1) with N (an integer) taps and associated coefficients. The respective coefficients are adjusted to minimize the error between a received reference signal outp ...


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Andrew Hackett, Michael Knee, Michel Kerdranvat, Nadine Bolender: Method and apparatus for forming a video signal using motion estimation and signal paths with different interpolation processing. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Richard G Coalter, August 13, 1996: US05546130 (29 worldwide citation)

Motion compensated video output signal (SO) produced by a soft switching or "fading" (SSW) between the a motion compensated interpolation (MCI) and a "fallback" mode (FFI) (e.g., intra-field), controlled by a "measure of confidence" (CF) in the reliability of the estimated motion vector. The confide ...


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Andrew Hackett, Michael Knee, Michel Kerdranvat, Nadine Bolender: Method and apparatus for motion compensated interpolation of intermediate fields or frames. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Frederick A Wein, June 24, 1997: US05642170 (28 worldwide citation)

An appearance of a double image around moving objects may be reduced or removed by generating motion compensated 100 Hz fields with the objects in correct positions. When, however, the results of this technique are applied to motion compensated upconversion, objects or parts of the picture which fal ...


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Michael Knee: Method and apparatus for adaptive progressive scan conversion. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Richard G Coalter, January 31, 1995: US05386237 (26 worldwide citation)

Extra lines (Yout) for display be progressive scanning are obtained by adaptive interpolation from the original (interlaced) lines. The original lines are left untouched. Each interpolated pixel is the result of a soft switch (456,461,462) between pure interframe interpolation (452), which is the mo ...


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Dean K Reidt, Darin J Meyertholen, Bruce R Broyles, Robert Lee, Robert M Biegler, Arno Hohmann, Marc Peuker, Michael Knee: Capsule for two-component materials. 3M Innovative Properties Company, 3M ESPE, February 8, 2011: US07882983 (17 worldwide citation)

Capsule (10) for two or more components of a material which are to be mixed together, comprising a cartridge (11) comprising an outlet (12), a first component chamber (13) for containing a first component, and a second component chamber (14) for containing a second component, the two chambers (13, 1 ...


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Michael Knee, Andrew Hackett, Michael Kerdranvat, Nadine Bolender: Method and apparatus for motion estimation using block matching. Thomson multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Frederick A Wein, October 13, 1998: US05822007 (17 worldwide citation)

Block matching is well known as a robust and intuitively simple method of motion estimation for television pictures. However, when the purpose of the motion estimation is to provide accurate interpolation between images, conventional block matching suffers from the problem that the blocks are situat ...


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Helmut Pauser, Michael Knee, Ingo W Wagner: Syringe for a multi-component paste. 3M ESPE, June 21, 2011: US07963937 (15 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a syringe for storage, mixing and dispensing of multi-component paste materials, and more precisely to a syringe for two or more components of a paste material which are to be mixed together. The syringe may be activated so that the chambers containing the components ...


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Michael Knee, Dominique Madeleine: Method and apparatus for field rate up-conversion. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Richard G Coalter, April 2, 1996: US05504531 (15 worldwide citation)

For improving motion portrayal and reducing undesirable artifacts, e.g., double images and "mouse teeth" structure, each pixel of intermediate fields in a field rate up-conversion system is determined from nearby pixels in the existing fields using an adaptive linear filtering method (or apparatus) ...


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Ingo Wagner, Michael Knee, Andreas Nitsch: Method of producing endodontic instruments. 3M ESPE, Crowell & Moring, May 10, 2005: US06890134 (13 worldwide citation)

Methods for manufacturing endodontic instruments are provided. Methods relate to milling a blank with a cutting process to shape the instrument. Instruments so produced are also provided.


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Catherine Heimburger, Michael Knee: Method and apparatus for noise reduction. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Richard G Coalter, February 6, 1996: US05490094 (13 worldwide citation)

A noisy input signal x is filtered with a restoration filter of median type to generate a filtered input signal y. The sum of the absolute differences between filtered and unfiltered signal is calculated for each position of a sliding window within the input signal representing a local estimate of t ...