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Makoto Kawamura, Yasushi Fujinami: Method and apparatus for recording/ reproducing data and subcode information onto/from a recording medium. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, June 13, 2000: US06075920 (46 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides remarkably improved availability in a data recording method and apparatus, a data recording medium, and a data reproducing method and apparatus. By recording additional information for data reproduction in each sector on a data reproducing medium as a subcode separatel ...


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Kazuhiro Suzuki, Satoshi Mitsuhashi, Yuji Ando: Apparatus and method for adaptively encoding pictures in accordance with information quantity of respective pictures and inter-picture correlation. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 16, 1999: US05883672 (46 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for encoding a picture with improved prediction accuracy in predicting the basic quantization step. The apparatus for encoding a picture includes a picture data storage unit, a picture information evaluating unit, an inter-picture correlation detection unit, an orthogonal tran ...


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Masanori Terada, Masuko Nohara: Apparatus for reading and writing information from and to a time code track in a recording medium. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, August 8, 2000: US06101310 (45 worldwide citation)

An apparatus usable by a broadcasting station for reading and writing information from and to a time code track of a recording medium such as a magnetic tape. Such information may include identification (ID) information representative of a respective broadcasting station and control information util ...


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Peter Wardlow Shadwell, Adrian Charles Paskins: Digital receiver for receiving and demodulating a plurality of digital signals and method thereof. Sony United Kingdom, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, April 1, 2003: US06542203 (45 worldwide citation)

A method of receiving and demodulating a plurality of digital signals transmitted with different respective carrier frequencies and a digital receiver for receiving and demodulating a plurality of digital signals transmitted with different respective carrier frequencies wherein the carrier frequency ...


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Yoichiro Sako, Yoshitomo Osawa, Akira Kurihara, Isao Kawashima, Shozo Masuda, Hideo Owa: Data transmitting method, data recording apparatus, data record medium and data reproducing apparatus. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, December 21, 1999: US06005839 (44 worldwide citation)

A data transmitting method for preventing direct copying of digital bi-level signals. When processing input digital data from an input terminal 11 by circuits 13 to 16, modulating the data by a modulation circuit 17 and appending synchronization signals by a synchronization appendage circuit 18, the ...


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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, October 1, 2002: US06459812 (44 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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Kazuhiro Yamaguchi, Kuriko Takeshima: Electronic apparatus. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Dennis M Smid, April 19, 2005: US06883054 (43 worldwide citation)

An electronic apparatus according to the present invention comprises a main unit which stops operation when receiving an apparatus control signal S1 specifying a standby state while in a normal state, and then outputs an operating state signal S2 indicating that the main unit is in the standby state ...


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Jahangir Rastegar, Harry S Soroff: External counterpulsation cardiac assist device. PPT, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Dennis M Smid, January 25, 2005: US06846294 (42 worldwide citation)

The cardiac assist device includes a sealed tubular housing for externally applying positive and negative relative pressure to a limb in counterpulsation with heart function. The applicator is assembled, in situ, to provide customized fit. It includes a fabric or sponge-like inner layer cut to size ...


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Takashi Nomura, Hiroshi Takizuka: Data communication system and method, data transmission device and method. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, August 12, 2003: US06606320 (40 worldwide citation)

In a data transmission system, a data transmission method, a data transmitting apparatus and a data transmitting method according to this invention, in carrying out transmission of data at a predetermined transmit period from the server unit to the terminal equipment, an interrupt signal is generate ...


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Hiromi Yoshinari: System method and apparatus for seamlessly splicing data. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, May 20, 2003: US06567471 (40 worldwide citation)

A plurality of bit streams are seamlessly spliced. Separate decoders decode each bit stream. A controller selects the decoded pictures according to a re-encoding range in the vicinity of a splicing point of the bit streams. Pictures presenting a reordering of the streams are excluded in the selectio ...