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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 (224 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, Steve P Lam: Distribution system and method for menu-driven user interface. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, March 19, 1996: US05500794 (155 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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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 (145 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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Sanford Eisenhandler, Tayyab Chaudhry, Xiaoyang Lee, Ping S Lam, Yosuke Fujita: Combination brouter and cluster controller. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, September 19, 1995: US05452291 (129 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 (128 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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Abdelkrim Tatah, Akira Fukumoto: 3-dimensional micromachining with femtosecond laser pulses. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, July 28, 1998: US05786560 (115 worldwide citation)

A method of treating a material by generating an ultraviolet wavelength laser beam having femtosecond pulses; splitting the ultraviolet wavelength laser beam into a plurality of separate laser beams having femtosecond pulses; directing the separate laser beams onto a target point within a sample suc ...


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Daniel Barbara, Tomasz Imielinski: System for maintaining data coherency in cache memory by periodically broadcasting a single invalidation report from server to clients. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, January 6, 1998: US05706435 (113 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for maintaining coherency between a server processor and a client processor that has a cache memory. The server may, for example, be a fixed location mobile unit support station. The client may, for example, be a palmtop computer. The server stores a plurality of dat ...


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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 (111 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 ...


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Walid G Aref: Trie based method for indexing handwritten databases. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, June 18, 1996: US05528701 (107 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for matching input data representing a continuous combination of input objects to a plurality of objects in a trie database structure. This data structure has a plurality of nodes partitioned into a plurality of levels. Each node in the Trie includes a plurality of elements whe ...


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Daniel Lopresti, Jeffrey Esakov, Jiangying Zhou: System and method for archiving digital versions of documents and for generating quality printed documents therefrom. Panasonic Technologies, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, May 19, 1998: US05754308 (100 worldwide citation)

An inventive page encoding, printing, retrieval and archiving system and method wherein document information designators are encoded for pages. The designator includes information regarding the location of the digital representation of the page and optionally includes page generation and reproductio ...



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