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Judson A Hofmann: Method and apparatus for managing multiple outside video service providers. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, March 16, 1999: US05883677 (235 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for receiving, organizing and presenting program information to a display device in a home from at least two outside sources such as CATV, telephone companies (TELCOs) and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is disclosed. A distribution network is established within the home usin ...


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Yosuke Fujita: Method and system for displayed menu activation using a matching distinctive arrangement of keypad actuators. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, January 28, 1997: US05598523 (162 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for controlling equipment from a remote location is disclosed. A control keypad having a distinctive key arrangement such as an array is used to interact with a display device (e.g. TV), located independently from the control keypad. A control menu is displayed on the display device whe ...


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Yosuke Fujita, Steve P Lam: Distribution system and method for menu-driven user interface. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, March 19, 1996: US05500794 (160 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for distributing control menus over a multi-channel distribution network such as a CEBus throughout a home is disclosed. The apparatus includes a controller such as a personal computer for centrally generating control menus as video information on available channels of the multi-channel ...


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Koji Taniguchi, Hiroyuki Tada, Junichi Sato, Takao Yamaguchi: Content processing apparatus and content display apparatus based on location information. Panasonic Corporation, Greenblum & Bernstein, December 9, 2008: US07461528 (140 worldwide citation)

The present invention receives list content providing location conditions in a list organized by location conditions in which a reference destination of location-dependent content, being content assigned correspondence to geographical location information, is compiled for each location condition, se ...


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Sanford Eisenhandler, Tayyab Chaudhry, Xiaoyang Lee, Ping S Lam, Yosuke Fujita: Combination brouter and cluster controller. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, September 19, 1995: US05452291 (139 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for transmitting data from a first device to a second device is provided. The invention is suitable for use in a system having first and second communications media. The apparatus includes a network interface coupled to the first medium for receiving and examining data from the first de ...


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Daniel Barbara, Ibrahim Kamel: Method and apparatus for similarity matching of handwritten data objects. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, January 20, 1998: US05710916 (132 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for determining a distance between two handwritten strings in a database. A processor extracts global features from each string. The processor divides the string into strokes, and identifies a plurality of bounding boxes. Each box contains a different stroke. The processor extracts global ...


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Nobutaka Kodama, Hisao Koga: Power-line carrier communication apparatus. Panasonic Corporation, Dickinson Wright PLLC, December 6, 2011: US08072323 (123 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a power-line carrier communication apparatus including a transmission unit with a signal point mapping device for mapping a plurality of bit streams produced from transmission data, a wavelet inverse transforming device for modulating the respective sub-carriers by wavelet wav ...


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Ryo Matsubara, Hirotsugu Fusayasu, Shinichi Tanimoto, Seiji Hamada: Differential transmission line connector. Panasonic Corporation, Wenderoth Lind & Ponack L, September 27, 2011: US08027391 (122 worldwide citation)

A differential transmission line connector with little unwanted radiation noise is provided. A connector connects a differential transmission pattern for multiple transmission of a group of three differential signals and a differential transmission cable. The differential transmission pattern is pro ...


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Philippe Morin, David Kryze, Luca Rigazio, Peter Veprek: Virtual keypad systems and methods. Panasonic Corporation, Harness Dickey & Pierce, November 22, 2011: US08065624 (121 worldwide citation)

Accordingly, a virtual keypad system for inputting text is provided. A virtual keypad system includes a remote controller having at least one touchpad incorporated therein and divided into a plurality of touch zones. A display device is in data communication with the remote controller and is operabl ...


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Walid Aref, Daniel Barbara: Trie structure based method and apparatus for indexing and searching handwritten databases with dynamic search sequencing. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, June 16, 1998: US05768423 (119 worldwide citation)

A method of searching for one of a plurality of objects that matches an input sequence of handwritten objects is provided. The objects are modeled by concatenating members of a set of component objects. A Trie structure representing the plurality of objects is generated. Component objects of each ob ...