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James Logan, Daniel Goessling: Time delayed digital video system using concurrent recording and playback. Allegretti & Witcoff, December 6, 1994: US05371551 (560 worldwide citation)

A broadcast recording and playback device employing a "circular buffer" which constantly records one or more incoming audio or video program signals and a microprocessor for accessing the memory to read a playback signal from the circular buffer to display programming material delayed from its recei ...


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Brett C Bilbrey, John M Brooks, Craig Fields, Jeffrey E Frederiksen, Thomas Jakobs: Programmable digital video processing system. Intelligent Resources Integrated Systems, Sitrick & Sitrick, July 13, 1993: US05227863 (296 worldwide citation)

Programmable apparatus for digital processing of video signals from multiple sources converted to digital format to provide real-time multiple simultaneous special video effects and suitable for direct interface to a conventional microcomputer bus such as an Apple Macintosh II NuBus. The apparatus i ...


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Shizuo Sakamoto: Red-eye detection/retouch apparatus. NEC Corporation, Foley & Lardner, November 23, 1999: US05990973 (241 worldwide citation)

In a red-eye detection/retouch apparatus, a first area extraction unit receives an image including a red eye and a signal representing a small area including the red eye and designated by a user and extracts a first area including the red eye. A first pixel selection unit detects the reddest pixel f ...


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Darrell L Schweppe, Hermann K Siegl: System for overlaying a computer generated video signal on an NTSC video signal. Corporation For Public Broadcasting, Staas & Halsey, January 10, 1984: US04425581 (241 worldwide citation)

A system for overlaying a computer generated video signal on an NTSC video signal includes horizontal and vertical pulse processor circuits for generating a horizontal start signal and a vertical reset signal, respectively, in accordance with NTSC standards, and a clocking system for receiving the v ...


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Thomas Woo: Electric service to record transmissions without recording commercials. Depromax, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, January 16, 1996: US05485219 (210 worldwide citation)

A central station monitors television broadcasts and issues control and informational broadcasts to receivers located in the homes of users. The information broadcasts include a TV program schedule table and recorder control data. In response to the control broadcasts, processors receiving the broad ...


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Nevenka Dimitrova, Thomas Mc Gee, Jan Hermanus Elenbaas, Eugene Leyvi, Carolyn Ramsey, David Berkowitz: Apparatus and method for locating a commercial disposed within a video data stream. U S Philips Corporation, Edward W Goodman, August 8, 2000: US06100941 (182 worldwide citation)

A commercial detection apparatus includes a frame grab thread which acquires frames from an input data stream to be analyzed by a cut detector thread and a filter thread. A commercial detection thread determines whether a commercial has occurred from data created by the cut detector thread and the f ...


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Richard J Taylor: Video processing system. Micro Consultants, William Anthony Drucker, April 3, 1979: US04148070 (180 worldwide citation)

A video processing system comprises an analogue to digital converter for receiving a video signal and converting the signal into digital form. A digital frame store receives and stores the converted video data. Store addressing means address locations within the frame store to write in and read out ...


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Michael L Reisch, Munib A Wober: Image reconstruction by use of discrete cosine and related transforms. Polaroid Corporation, Edward S Roman, December 1, 1992: US05168375 (178 worldwide citation)

A method for processing a field of image data samples to provide for one or more of the functions of decimation, interpolation, and sharpening is accomplished by use of an array transform processor such as that employed in a JPEG compression system. Blocks of data samples are transformed by the disc ...


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Brian F Walsh, David E Halpert: Low resolution raster images. Xerox Corporation, Ronald F Chapuran, March 13, 1984: US04437122 (177 worldwide citation)

The present invention enhances the resolution and quality of characters of a system receiving the information initially in the form of video display pixels and providing hard copy output. This is accomplished by storing at least three successive lines of video data in successive, parallel connected ...


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Philip J Branson: Managing information in an endoscopy system. Adams Law Firm P A, March 2, 1999: US05877819 (159 worldwide citation)

A system for acquiring images during a medical procedure and using the acquired images includes a storage device for storing, for each one of a plurality of users of the system, or for each one of a plurality of medical procedures, or for each one of a plurality of input or output devices, informati ...