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Hideo Terasawa, Tomohisa Shiga: Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, November 14, 2000: US06147714 (240 worldwide citation)

A desired program is selected speedily and reliably from a plurality of programs. Reduced-sized still pictures of typical frames of programs to be broadcast on the respective channels are divided by program category and displayed as an electronic program guide. A cursor is shifted in the left and ri ...


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Yoshimi Kubo, Kazuo Motoki: Portable communication device with camera interface for image transmission and reception. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, September 21, 2004: US06795715 (202 worldwide citation)

A portable telephone set includes an image pickup unit, an input terminal for inputting an image from the outside, a display unit for displaying an image, an image input switching key for performing a switching operation in which any one of an image photographed by the image pickup unit and the imag ...


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Takeshi Kanda: Edition system. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, July 27, 1999: US05930446 (186 worldwide citation)

As a recording and reproducing apparatus, synchronized recording and reproducing apparatus which can be simultaneously performed a recording operation for recording a video signal and/or an audio signal inputted via a transmission channel on a recording medium and a reproducing operation for reprodu ...


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Teruhiko Suzuki, Yoichi Yagasaki: Picture encoding and/or decoding apparatus and method for providing scalability of a video object whose position changes with time and a recording medium having the same recorded thereon. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, August 1, 2000: US06097842 (177 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for obtaining scalability of a video object (VO) whose position and/or size changes with time. The position of an upper layer picture and that of a lower layer picture in an absolute coordinate system are determined so that corresponding pixels in an enlarged picture and in t ...


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Farshad Khorrami, Nirod K Das: Integrated micro-strip antenna apparatus and a system utilizing the same for wireless communications for sensing and actuation purposes. Polytechnic University, Omnitek Research & Development, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, October 19, 1999: US05970393 (121 worldwide citation)

A system utilizing a number of micro-strip antenna apparatus embedded in or mounted on the surface of a structure for enabling wireless communication of sensed and actuation signals. The micro-strip antenna apparatus may include smart materials or other substrates. If only a sensed operation is desi ...


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Keiko Abe: Video editing apparatus and method. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 30, 2004: US06714216 (117 worldwide citation)

A video editing apparatus for setting an editing point for a video sequence comprising a device for successively extracting at least one vertical line from each of a plurality of video frames of the video sequence to produce vertical slits and successively arranging the vertical slits as a number of ...


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Motoki Kato: Method of coding and decoding motion vector and apparatus therefor, and method of coding and decoding picture signal and apparatus therefor. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 21, 2000: US06040863 (104 worldwide citation)

A difference vector determination element used in an apparatus for coding motion vector includes register memories (PMV) of which number is equal to sum of maximum transmission numbers N and M of forward predictive and backward predictive motion vectors. Motion vector counter counts the number of tr ...


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Yasushi Fujinami, Makoto Kawamura: Data recording method and apparatus, data recorded medium and data reproducing method and apparatus. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, February 20, 2001: US06192189 (102 worldwide citation)

A data recording method is provided in which video data and plural channels of language data are divided into packets as units, and the video data and the plural channels of language data are recorded on a record medium along with the control information containing a flag designating a reproducing c ...


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Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Soichi Sato, Jun Suzuki, Tetsuya Kohno, Tota Hasegawa, Yuichiro Ishii, Yoshifumi Ueno: Information processing method and apparatus and medium. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 23, 2004: US06710771 (99 worldwide citation)

An information processing method and apparatus free from a defect in a conventional system that complicated processing operations need to be executed before a user selects a desired application program on a task bar equipped with a start menu button and starts the selected program. A jog dial relate ...


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Norio Ebihara: Near video-on-demand system and broadcasting method therefor. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, May 15, 2001: US06233735 (97 worldwide citation)

A near video-on-demand (NVOD) system and method for incorporating and/or updating a commercial (CM) or promotion video program or the like in a video program. The NVOD system may include a controller, a high-speed digital reproducing device for reproducing at a high rate a plurality of video-on-dema ...