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Jun Yonemitsu, Yoichi Yagasaki: Methods and devices for encoding and decoding frame signals and recording medium therefor. Sony Corporation, Charles P Sammut, Limbach & Limbach, April 23, 1996: US05510840 (175 worldwide citation)

A motion vector detection circuit detects the motion vector for each macro-block between an odd field and an even field. An encoding system decision circuit decides the type of the encoding system, that is if the encoding system is a field-based encoding system or a frame-based encoding system, base ...


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Hidekazu Tanaka: Apparatus and method for inputting data. Sony Corporation, Philip M Shaw Jr, Charles P Sammut, November 30, 1993: US05266931 (118 worldwide citation)

A data input apparatus comprising a pen for selectively indicating and inputting desired data; a display unit for displaying an image of the input data; a tablet for obtaining coordinate data by indicating with the pen the position corresponding to a predetermined portion of a pattern displayed on t ...


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George D Hermann, Kenneth H Mollenauer, Michelle Y Monfort: Vessel deposit shearing apparatus. Thomas J Fogarty, Charles P Sammut, Limbach & Limbach, June 18, 1996: US05527326 (99 worldwide citation)

An apparatus formed of a flexible coil concentrically disposed around a flexible wire includes one or more radially expansible, helically configured wire loops. The loops grip deposits within a vessel and allow the deposits to be sheared from the interior wall of the vessel when the apparatus is wit ...


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Jun Yonemitsu, Katsumi Tahara, Tomoyuki Sato: Layer encoding apparatus and layer decoding apparatus for input non-interlace video signal. Sony Corporation, Charles P Sammut, Limbach & Limbach, December 12, 1995: US05475435 (81 worldwide citation)

In an encoder, an input picture of a non-interlace structure is sampled by down sampling to form an interlace picture, and the interlace picture is encoded. The encoded data are decoded to form an interlace decoded picture, and the interlace decoded picture is sampled by up sampling and utilized as ...


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Kyriakos Christou: Droplet generator for an ink jet printer. Burroughs Corporation, Charles P Sammut, Robert C J Tuttle, Carl Fissell Jr, December 26, 1978: US04131899 (76 worldwide citation)

An ink jet printer having a piezoelectric capillary injector-type droplet generator. The droplet generator includes an integral body having formed within it a single chamber that receives and holds ink under capillary action. A nozzle defined by one or more continuous apertures is formed in the body ...


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Naohiko Iwakiri, Katsuya Yamamoto: Viterbi decoding apparatus and methods. Sony Corporation, Charles P Sammut, Limbach & Limbach, April 16, 1996: US05509020 (71 worldwide citation)

A received data decoding apparatus receives and decodes transmitted convolutional code data. The received data is formed of a first channel whose data rate is fixed and a second channel whose data rate is variable. The received data decoding apparatus includes a most likelihood decoder for decoding ...


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Osamu Shimoyoshi, Kenzo Akagiri, Miki Abe, Takahiro Watanabe: Digital signal decoding apparatus. Sony Corporation, Charles P Sammut, Limbach & Limbach, October 24, 1995: US05461378 (38 worldwide citation)

There is provided a decoding apparatus adapted for decoding a coded signal from a coding apparatus adapted to divide an input, digital signal into signals in frequency bands by using at least one filter to divide respective filter outputs into blocks every plural words to carry out a first block flo ...


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Thomas J Fogarty, Thomas A Howell: Implantable defibrillator electrodes. Sony Corporation, Charles P Sammut, Limbach & Limbach, November 7, 1995: US05464447 (36 worldwide citation)

Improved implantable defibrillator electrodes and methods of implanting such electrodes are disclosed. One embodiment of the defibrillator electrodes includes a flexible conductive mesh and non-conductive mesh. Another embodiment of the defibrillator electrodes includes a flexible conductive mesh, a ...


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Hidekazu Tanaka: Character inputting apparatus. Sony Corporation, Charles P Sammut, April 19, 1994: US05305394 (35 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for recognizing handwritten trace and inputting document information is disclosed which comprises trace means for inputting handwritten characters, coordinate information detection means for detecting locus information provided by said trace means as coordinate information, a display su ...


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Hiroyuki Ino, Takashi Sato, Toshiyuki Nakagawa: Modulating method, modulating device and demodulating device. Sony Corporation, Charles P Sammut, Limbach & Limbach, April 9, 1996: US05506581 (34 worldwide citation)

A modulating method, a modulating device and a demodulating device, in which it is possible to improve the digital sum value (DSV) of the coded information, modulated for transmission or recording on the recording medium, are disclosed. An encoding circuit 11 translates a sequence of input data into ...