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David J Allard, Francis J Canova Jr, Debra A G Johnson, Charles S Lanier, James R Lewis, Byron K Tiller, William Villafana, Raymond L Yee: Personal communicator having improved zoom and pan functions for editing information on touch sensitive display. International Business Machines Corporation, George E Grosser, March 25, 1997: US05615384 (345 worldwide citation)

A mobile, hand-held personal communicator includes a casing for housing a cellular phone, modem, and data processing system. Graphics image files are stored and can be selectively displayed on a touchscreen display. A zoom function magnifies areas of a graphics image, such as a fax image, that has b ...


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Rick Sayre: Method and apparatus for non-affine image warping. Pixar, Hecker & Harriman, December 29, 1992: US05175808 (223 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for two-pass image transformation, providing a general solution to execute arbitrary warping of an image. A bicubic mesh is created, by splines or other suitable means, and is used to create displacement tables for X and Y displacement. Alternatively, the displacement tables c ...


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Keith E Diefendorff, William C Anderson: Method for executing graphics Z-compare and pixel merge instructions in a data processor. Motorola, Charlotte B Whitaker, December 7, 1993: US05268995 (211 worldwide citation)

A method for performing graphics Z-compare and pixel merge operations, for use in a Z-buffering system to remove hidden surfaces when displaying a three-dimensional image, is provided. The data processing system includes a main memory for storing data and instructions, and a graphics execution unit ...


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Mariko Kondo, Teruo Nakamura, Yumiko Mori, Toshiyuki Tsutsumi: System for managing and operating a network by physically imaging the network. Hitachi Software Engineering, Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee, December 17, 1996: US05586254 (189 worldwide citation)

A system for operating and managing the network equipment is so adapted as to operate and manage a network in which plural computers and network devices are connected to each other. The system is provided with database storing data corresponding to the computers and the network devices and with mean ...


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Galyn Susman: Computer controlled animation system based on definitional animated objects and methods of manipulating same. Apple Computer, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, November 9, 1993: US05261041 (185 worldwide citation)

A computer system and method for the generation and manipulation of animated objects in a computer-controlled environment. The animated objects include state data and methods defining the behavior of the object. The animated objects also have an associated affect volume and affect agents. An interac ...


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Ronald Norden Paul, John Brimm, Richard Shelton: Spreadsheet cell having multiple data fields. Emtek Health Care Systems, Harold C McGurk IV, Walter W Nielsen, Raymond Warren, September 21, 1993: US05247611 (173 worldwide citation)

A spreadsheet comprised of a plurality of cells is described wherein each cell is separately identified by one or more parameters. The cells are dynamically configured so that the size may be changed depending on the information to be displayed. Each cell has an accompanying form which contains info ...


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Pamela L Barber: Apparatus for making electronically-produced postcards and method of operating same. Imageware Software, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 30, 1994: US05343386 (159 worldwide citation)

An apparatus housed in a booth for automatically producing printed postcards incorporating a self-portrait of the user integrated into a pictorial background including a cash-receiving device, a computer triggered by cash received in the device, a video camera in the booth to view the user, a video ...


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Sanae Yabe: Image tracking apparatus. Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas PLLC, January 6, 1998: US05706362 (122 worldwide citation)

An image tracking apparatus includes a video camera 10 for forming an image of a target vehicle and for producing image signals at predetermined time intervals, a first memory 5A for storing image signals, a window setting switch 9 for setting a tracking window on the image signals which were stored ...


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Katsuhiro Kanamori, Osamu Yamada, Hideto Motomura, Rika Hashimoto, Teruo Fumoto, Hiroaki Kotera: Color converting apparatus for performing a three-dimensional color conversion of a colored picture in a color space with a small capacity of memory. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, April 2, 1996: US05504821 (119 worldwide citation)

A color converting apparatus is provided with a table memory for storing pieces of color converting data defined in an output color space at color converting addresses, and a signal receiving section for receiving three signals designating an input color in a lightness-color difference space. The co ...


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Donald P Greenberg, Michael F Cohen, Eric A Haines: System for deriving radiation images. Hewlett Packard Company, May 22, 1990: US04928250 (107 worldwide citation)

In an algorithm for deriving radiation images, where view independent radiation calculations are precomputed so that they do not need to be repeated for every view of the same environment. To find the form factors for radiosity techniques, a hemi-cube is constructed around the surface with grid cell ...