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Adrianus Ligtenberg: Image compression technique with regionally selective compression ratio. Storm Technology, Townsend and Townsend Khourie and Crew, July 26, 1994: US05333212 (168 worldwide citation)

An enhancement to a standard lossy image compression technique wherein a single set of side information is provided to allow decompression of the compressed file. Certain portions of the image are selected (either by the user or automatically) for more compression than other portions of the image. A ...


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James A Rinner, Michael A Jordan: Selective compression and distraction instrument. Beere Precision Medical Instruments, Arthur J Hansmann, April 22, 2003: US06551316 (101 worldwide citation)

A selective compression and distraction instrument useful in manipulating bone, such as a person's spine during surgery. There are two handle sections and one jaw section. One handle section produces a compression action and the other produces a distraction action. The user determines which act ...


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Michael R Harms, William Bedingham, Christopher R Kokaisel, Barry W Robole, Kenneth B Wood: Sample processing devices and carriers. 3M Innovative Properties Company, Christopher D Gram, Robert W Sprague, November 9, 2004: US06814935 (62 worldwide citation)

Methods and devices for thermal processing of multiple samples at the same time are disclosed. The assemblies include carriers and sample processing devices with process arrays that include conduits useful in distributing sample materials to a group pf process chambers located in fluid communication ...


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Michael L Spilo: Method for increasing the efficiency of a virtual memory system by selective compression of RAM memory contents. Helix Software Company, Schweitzer Cornman & Gross, September 24, 1996: US05559978 (53 worldwide citation)

A method and system for increasing the efficiency of a virtual memory operating system is provided. In hardware assisted virtual memory, paging systems the preferred embodiment reduces the need for paging to or from non-memory devices by compressing and concatenating inactive regions in place. The c ...


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Tom F Lue, Emil E Tanagho, Richard A Schmidt, Curtis A Gleason: The Regents of the University of California, Phillips Moore Lempio & Finley, January 8, 1991: US04982731 (49 worldwide citation)

A method and system for augmenting penile erection in a human male is disclosed. An inflatable cuff is placed circumferentially around the corpora carvernosa, the deep dorsal vein, and the cavernous veins, adjacent to the hilum of the penis. Selective compression of the cuff will function to restric ...


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Ofir Paz, Avishai Keren, Meir Feder, Maier Fenster: Selective compression. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, September 5, 2006: US07103099 (28 worldwide citation)

A method of generating a compressed video stream, comprising: providing a plurality of display commands which represents a display; generating a plurality of quantized transform coefficients from said display commands, wherein said quantization is different for different display commands; and creati ...


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Masahiro Murayama: Facsimile with user selective compression methods. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, January 30, 1996: US05488483 (24 worldwide citation)

An apparatus having the G4 method and the JPEG method allows for the selection of standard resolution (200 dpi.times.200 dp) or precision resolution (400 dpi.times.400 dpi) by using a resolution selection key of operation unit 26 in order to improve the operativity and extend the breadth of selectio ...


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Norman R Robinson: Filtration system. Terry M Crellin, B Deon Criddle, September 21, 1982: US04350590 (23 worldwide citation)

A liquid filter system capable of removing particles as small as one micron or less employing a novel electro-mechanical design in which layers of a fibrous filter media are alternated with electrically conductive porous sheets such as stainless steel screens. The conductive sheets are connected to ...


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Ernest Gerald Slautterback: Carpal tunnel device and method. FLA Orthopedics, Dougherty & Clements, February 11, 2003: US06517501 (23 worldwide citation)

A user wearable wrist support formed of low temperature moldable, formable plastic, normally closed-cell foam laminated between surface sheets of fabric. The wrist support comprises a curvate clasp having a generally self-supporting C shaped cross section, with the clasp encircling the wrist of the ...


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Harold D Cook: Cam actuated collet tool holder. Stetina and Brunda, February 28, 1989: US04808049 (20 worldwide citation)

An improved collet tool holder is disclosed characterized by use of formed cam surfaces upon the collet and tightening sleeve of the tool holder. Selective rotation of the sleeve relative to the collet causes selective, ramping, engagement of the complementary cam surfaces which causes selective com ...