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Kanji Mihara: Method and apparatus for controlling a target amount of code and for compressing video data. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, August 8, 2000: US06100931 (39 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for encoding input video data representative of a number of group of pictures (GOPs) each having a plurality of fields or frames. The apparatus includes a first encoder for processing received input video data so as to determine difficulty data of a field or frame which is in ...


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Kazuyasu Imahashi, Toshihiko Kitazawa: Encoded stream generating apparatus and method, data transmission system and method, and editing system and method. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, August 20, 2002: US06438317 (38 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for generating an encoded data stream representing a number of pictures or frames and having a number of layers including a picture layer in which time code information attached to the original data is described or inserted therein for each picture. Such time code information ...


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Yasushi Fujinami, Makoto Kawamura: Data recording method and apparatus data record medium and data reproducing method and apparatus. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 9, 1999: US05881203 (38 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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Kanji Mihara: Video data compression apparatus and method of same. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, December 10, 2002: US06493384 (38 worldwide citation)

When repeatedly performing compression and encoding of video data, automatically detecting a previous picture type at an encoder side and performing the compression and encoding by matching GOP phases.


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Masakazu Koyanagi, Tadafusa Tomitaka, Toshiyuki Iijima, Naoyasu Hosonuma, Ken Tamayama: Controller for photographing apparatus and photographing system. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, April 13, 2004: US06720987 (38 worldwide citation)

A picture photographed by a camera portion is sent to a video capturing portion of a computer. The picture is displayed in an operation area of a monitor. A panorama picture of which pictures in part or all moving range of a pan tiler are combined is displayed in a panorama operation area. A pan til ...


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Toru Eto: Editing apparatus, editing method and decoding apparatus for compressed video signal. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, June 29, 1999: US05917988 (37 worldwide citation)

Reproduction instruction and inherent address information from a control unit 3 are sent to drive units 1, 2. Thus, compressed video signals every groups of pictures to which inherent address information are respectively added are outputted from the drive units 1, 2. They are edited after undergone ...


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Toshiyuki Nakagawa, Yoshihide Shimpuku, Tatsuya Narahara: Method and apparatus for modulating and demodulating data into a variable length code and a providing medium for implementing the method. Sony Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, April 12, 2005: US06879637 (33 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for modulating data modulates data having a length of m-bits to a variable length code having a basic code length of n-bits. A SYNC but insertion section adds a sync signal to a train of codes, after a minimum run. The sync signal has a pattern that breaks a maximum run.


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Semyon Mizikovsky, Geoffrey Anderson, Gerard Wahl, Peter Douma, Masaaki Akahane: Tone generating apparatus for a cellular telephone to simulate tones normally sensed by a user of a land-line telephone. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, September 28, 1999: US05960363 (33 worldwide citation)

Tone generating apparatus for a cellular telephone simulates those tones normally sensed by a user of a conventional land-line telephone. The cellular telephone is adapted to communicate with a base station via a service provider which provides different types of service, such as HOME service, ROAM ...


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Tetsujiro Kondo, Takashi Horishi: Integrated circuit for processing digital signal. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, May 11, 1999: US05903481 (32 worldwide citation)

An integrated circuit formed on a single chip, such as a large-scale integration (LSI) chip, which enables a plurality of digital signal processing functions to be performed. A desired digital signal processing function may be selected from among the plurality of available processing functions by th ...