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Adi Ofer, William P Powers Jr, Gilad Sade, Amit Kumar, Stephen R Ives, Ran Margalit, Daniel E Rabinovich, Peng Yin: Device selection by a disk adapter scheduler. EMC Corporation, Daly Crowley Mofford & Durkee, June 7, 2005: US06904470 (56 worldwide citation)

A scheduler for selecting a logical volume for scheduling pending I/O tasks for job generation. The scheduler includes a main scheduler that selects from among multiple sub-schedulers that operate according to different scheduling approaches, e.g., high priority read I/O request scheduling, urgency ...


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Oscar Divorra Escoda, Peng Yin: Method and apparatus for reduced resolution partitioning. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Guy H Eriksen, January 29, 2013: US08363936 (37 worldwide citation)

There are provided methods and apparatus for reduced resolution partitioning. An apparatus includes an encoder for encoding video data using adaptive tree-based frame partitioning, wherein partitions are obtained from a combination of top-down tree partitioning and bottom-up tree joining.


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Anthony Vetro, Huifang Sun, Peng Yin, Bede Liu, Tommy C Poon: Video transcoder with spatial resolution reduction. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Andrew Curtin, December 30, 2003: US06671322 (34 worldwide citation)

A method transcodes groups of macroblocks of a partially decoded input bitstream. The groups of macroblocks include intra-mode and inter-mode macroblocks. Each macroblock includes DCT coefficients, and at least one motion vector. The modes of each group of macroblocks are mapped to be identical only ...


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Peng Yin, Jill MacDonald Boyce: Method and apparatus for weighted prediction estimation using a displaced frame differential. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Paul P Kiel, Guy H Eriksen, October 5, 2010: US07809059 (31 worldwide citation)

A video encoder and corresponding methods are provided for weighted prediction estimation using a displaced frame difference or differential, the encoder embodying a method for receiving a substantially uncompressed image block, assigning a weighting factor for the image block corresponding to a par ...


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Mary Lynne Hedley, Robert G Urban, Nazneen Aziz, Hongmin Chen, Bijan Etemad Moghadam, Peng Yin: α-MSH related compounds and methods of use. MGI Pharma Biologics, Fish & Richardson P C, January 30, 2007: US07169603 (29 worldwide citation)

The invention provides polypeptides containing α-MSH that can be used to treat diseases characterized by inflammation and/or autoimmunity. Also included in the invention are α-MSH analogs and nucleic acids encoding polypeptides containing α-MSH and α-MSH analogs optionally linked to heterologous seq ...


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Alexandros Tourapis, Jill MacDonald Boyce, Peng Yin: Method and apparatus for encoding hybrid intra-inter coded blocks. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Paul P Kiel, Guy H Eriksen, December 27, 2011: US08085845 (27 worldwide citation)

A hybrid intra-inter bi-predictive (or multi-predictive) coding mode allows both intraframe (intra) and interframe (inter) predictions to be combined together for hybrid-encoding a current macroblock or a subblock. Bi-prediction may be used also in I-pictures, combining two intra predictions that us ...


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Alexandros Tourapis, Jill MacDonald Boyce, Peng Yin: Method and apparatus for decoding hybrid intra-inter coded blocks. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Paul P Kiel, Guy H Eriksen, December 27, 2011: US08085846 (21 worldwide citation)

A hybrid intra-inter bi-predictive (or multi-predictive) coding mode allows both intraframe (intra) and interframe (inter) predictions to be combined together for hybrid-encoding a current macroblock or a subblock. Bi-prediction may be used also in I-pictures, combining two intra predictions that us ...


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Peng Yin, Robert S Mason Jr: Four way support for dynamic mirror service policy. EMC Corporation, Choate Hall & Stewart, October 14, 2003: US06633955 (20 worldwide citation)

Described are techniques for use in determining a dynamic mirror service policy (DMSP) for a plurality of mirror devices. The DMSP determines which of the plurality of mirror devices services I/O operations associated with a logical volume (LV), such as a read operation, at a particular point in tim ...


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Jill MacDonald Boyce, Cristina Gomila, Joan Llach, Alexandros Michael Tourapis, Jeffrey Allen Cooper, Peng Yin: Technique for bit-accurate comfort noise addition. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Robert B Levy, March 16, 2010: US07680356 (19 worldwide citation)

The addition of comfort noise to an image serves to hide compression artifacts. To facilitate comfort noise addition, supplemental information accompanying a video image contains at least one parameter that specifies an attribute regarding comfort noise. Typically, the supplemental information inclu ...


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Yechiel Yochai, Peng Yin, Rong Yu, Bing Liu: Methods and systems for scheduling write destages based on a target. EMC Corporation, Muirhead and Saturnelli, August 18, 2009: US07577787 (16 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are disclosed that relate to scheduling the processing of I/O requests in a cache for a plurality of logical devices associated with the cache. An exemplary method includes identifying a minimum target number of write destages to be performed with respect to a logical device per ...