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David S Taubman: Method for providing motion-compensated multi-field enhancement of still images from video. Hewlett Packard Company, April 30, 2002: US06381279 (77 worldwide citation)

Motion between two video fields is estimated by obtaining a two-bit representation of each sample in the bandpass filtered fields; determining an initial coarse motion estimate by comparing the two-bit representations which are associated with relatively displaced regions from the two fields; and re ...


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Mark Holtzapple, Richard R Davison, Earnest D Stuart: Biomass refining process. Afex Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, December 15, 1992: US05171592 (76 worldwide citation)

An improved biomass refining process is disclosed which is considerably more efficient and cost effective than conventional refining processes. The apparatus and method of the present invention employs superheated steam to dry the solid components and uses the excess steam generated in the drying st ...


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Osamu Nakamura, Teruo Kodama, Isao Ogino, Yoshizo Miyake: Proton permselective solid-state member and apparatus utilizing said permselective member. Agency of Industrial Science & Technology, Oblon Fisher Spivak McClelland & Maier, May 17, 1977: US04024036 (75 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a proton permselective solid-state member which is formed of a heteropoly acid represented by the generic formula, H.sub.m [X.sub.x.sup.. Y.sub.y.sup.. O.sub.z ].sup.. nH.sub.2 O, or a salt thereof. Said permselective member can be used as an electrolyte in the fuel cell and as a permse ...


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Hai Feng Wang, Chang Ning Huang, Kai Fu Lee, Shuo Di, Jianfeng Gao, Dong Feng Cai, Lee Feng Chien: System and iterative method for lexicon, segmentation and language model joint optimization. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft, June 7, 2005: US06904402 (75 worldwide citation)

A method for optimizing a language model is presented comprising developing an initial language model from a lexicon and segmentation derived from a received corpus using a maximum match technique, and iteratively refining the initial language model by dynamically updating the lexicon and re-segment ...


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Vincent C Harradine, Clive H Gillard: Motion vector estimation in television images. Sony, Alvin Sinderbrand, September 5, 1989: US04864393 (75 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for motion vector estimation in a television image using a digitized signal representing the image, comprises a vector filter and a vector calculator for determining motion in the image at points spaced a predetermined number of pixels horizontally and a predetermined number of pixels vert ...


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Keith P Thompson, Yung S Liu, Seth R Banks, Raymond P Gailitis: Apparatus and process for application and adjustable reprofiling of synthetic lenticules for vision correction. March 23, 1993: US05196027 (73 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and process for applying a synthetic lenticule to the cornea of a human eye is disclosed, the process also contemplating selective reprofiling of the lenticule while it is in place over the cornea. The process involves securing the lenticule over the cornea with an adhesive, thus leavin ...


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Eric J Horvitz, Carl M Kadie: System and method for defining, refining, and personalizing communications policies in a notification platform. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, June 1, 2004: US06745193 (73 worldwide citation)

A system and method is provided for personalizing and refining policies within a general notification platform. The system includes a profile definition and selection system that receives contextual information relating to a user state. The profile definition and selection system generates and/or re ...


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Jean Manuel Van Thong, Pedro Moreno: Method for refining time alignments of closed captions. Compaq Information Technologies Group, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, August 27, 2002: US06442518 (73 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for refining time alignments of closed captions. The method automatically aligns closed caption data with associated audio data such that the closed caption data can be more precisely indexed to a requested keyword by a search engine. Further, with such a structur ...


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David E Johnson, Lawrence J Mann, Scott M Mevissen, Richard M Pihl, David C Roeker: Molded abrasive brush. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, James J Trussell, October 21, 1997: US05679067 (72 worldwide citation)

A molded abrasive brush having a backing with a plurality of bristles extending therefrom. The backing and bristles are preferably integrally molded. The brush is molded from a moldable polymer such a thermoset polymer, thermoplastic polymer, or thermoplastic elastomer. The moldable polymer includes ...


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Michel Decary, Jonathan Stern, Kosmas Karadimitriou, Jeremy W Rothman Shore: Computer method and apparatus for extracting data from web pages. Zoom Information, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, June 20, 2006: US07065483 (72 worldwide citation)

Computer method and apparatus for extracting information from a Web page is disclosed. The invention apparatus is formed of an extractor coupled to receive Web pages from a source. The extractor uses natural language processing to extract desired information from the Web page. A storage subsystem re ...



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