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Yoshio Aoki, Hideyoshi Horimai: Recording apparatus having a partially exchangeable disk array, a loading/unloading device, and a control device and which uses a disk-like recording medium. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, May 15, 2001: US06233654 (93 worldwide citation)

When a plurality of magneto-optic disks are inserted via a mail slot provided in a front panel block, a controller controls a manipulator of a robotics block so as to load magneto-optic (MO) disks in MO disk arrays constituted by connecting a plurality of MO drives and one Redundant Array of Inexpen ...


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Motoki Kato: Macroblock coding including difference between motion vectors. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, August 31, 1999: US05946042 (92 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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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, July 30, 2002: US06427027 (91 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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Toshio Narushima: System and method for printing image data in a reduced time. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 23, 2004: US06710892 (86 worldwide citation)

A printer system is provided which comprises an image data input to convert a data or signal to a digital image data, a data processor for edition process of the digital image data, a printout processor to convert the digital image data to a print data, an image printer to print an image and a human ...


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Tamotsu Ikeda: Apparatus and method for detecting signal points using signal point-mapping. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 21, 2000: US06041432 (79 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for detecting signal points transmitted over a transmission line. A data transmitter encodes input data and maps this data in accordance with a Trellis Code Modulation technique. The mapped data is then modulated onto a particular carrier wave, and transmitted to a data recei ...


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Naofumi Yanagihara, Mari Horiguchi: Apparatus for transmitting data in isochronous and asynchronous manners, an apparatus for receiving the same, and a system and method for such transmitting and receiving of such data. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, May 15, 2001: US06233393 (78 worldwide citation)

In a system having a digital video disc (DVD) player and a number of presentation devices (such as a television receiver, video cassette recorder/reproducer, and so forth), the DVD player may transmit presentation data and a portion of control or navigation data obtained from a digital video disc (D ...


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Katsumi Tahara, Yoshihiro Murakami: Encoding device, encoding method, decoding device, decoding method, coding system and coding method. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, December 30, 2003: US06671323 (75 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an encoding system for encoding input video data and a decoding system for decoding the encoded streams. More particularly, it proposes a system and method for sending the ancillary data added to video data and the information inherent to the video data together with ...


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Tadashi Ezaki, Jun Hirai: Apparatus and method for effectively inhibiting unauthorized copying of picture signals which does not interfere with an authorized display thereof. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, July 24, 2001: US06266480 (74 worldwide citation)

A digital satellite broadcasting system for providing copy protection or so-called macrovision signals which hinder the recording of designated picture signals and which do not adversely affect the performance of a television receiver. Such satellite broadcasting system may include a broadcasting st ...


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Yasutomo Nishina, Tomoyuki Hanai: Apparatus and method for controlling display of electrical program guide. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, June 1, 1999: US05909212 (72 worldwide citation)

An improved apparatus is provided to attain enhanced convenience in controlling display of an electrical program guide with a smaller number of manipulating keys. An EPN mode for displaying the electrical program guide includes a main mode to display program information in a main window, a command m ...


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Makoto Kawamura, Yasushi Fujinami: Method and apparatus for recording programs formed of picture and audio data, data recording medium having programs formed of picture and audio data recorded thereon, and method and apparatus for reproducing programs having picture and audio data. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 6, 2001: US06198877 (63 worldwide citation)

A data recording technique in which a file for a computer system is arranged on a recording medium between the TOC and video or audio data, thereby enabling the video or audio data to be readout at a high speed and reproduced either by the computer system or by a relatively inexpensive reproducing a ...