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Akihiro Yamada: Onboard information processing apparatus and automobile. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, February 27, 2001: US06195597 (30 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an onboard information processing apparatus suitable for processing carried out by information handling equipment mounted on a movable body such as an automobile and relates to an automobile on which the information processing apparatus is mounted. The onboard inform ...


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Yuichi Hattori, Jinichi Yamaguchi: Robot moving on legs and control method therefor, and relative movement measuring sensor for robot moving on legs. Sony Corporation, Jinichi Yamaguchi, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, October 12, 2004: US06802382 (30 worldwide citation)

A legged mobile robot having having at least a plurality of movable legs. This robot includes, in addition to a road surface touching sensor for confirming the ground touching state between the foot part and the road surface, a relative movement measurement sensor for measuring the relative movement ...


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Makoto Kawamura, Yasushi Fujinami, Yoichi Yagasaki: Apparatus and methods for multiplexing, recording and controlling the display of image data, and recording medium therefor. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 18, 2003: US06535688 (30 worldwide citation)

Digital image data which has been compressed in accordance with the MPEG system and corrected for aspect ratio is multiplexed with correction data provided as PSM data for correcting the aspect ratio of such digital image data in the letterbox mode, squeeze mode or the like. The PSM data is detected ...


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Seisuke Oba, Takao Kumagai, Hitoshi Fukudome, Nobuyuki Minami, Nariyasu Hamahata: Stereoscopic image generation method and apparatus thereof. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, September 28, 1999: US05959663 (29 worldwide citation)

The transform arithmetic operations by spatial image transform matrixes and perspective transform matrixes to a screen surface thereon are executed on source video signal representing two-dimensional image so as to generate left-eye and right-eye video signals. It is possible to realize the stereosc ...


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Akira Kurihara: Information providing system and user terminal. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 16, 1999: US05884045 (29 worldwide citation)

An information providing system according to this invention comprises a center for providing information, and at least one user terminal connected to the center through a predetermined communication network and adapted for accepting offer of information from the center. The user terminal receives in ...


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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, November 27, 2001: US06324214 (29 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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Teruhiko Suzuki, Yoichi Yagasaki: Picture encoding and/or decoding apparatus and method for providing sacalability 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, May 14, 2002: US06389173 (29 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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Masakazu Koyanagi, Tadafusa Tomitaka: System and method for controlling exposure of a video camera by utilizing luminance values selected from a plurality of luminance values. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, March 9, 1999: US05880782 (28 worldwide citation)

A video camera system and method for automatically controlling the exposure of a desired object image. A plurality of average luminance values are respectively determined by a plurality of light measurement units. A plurality of reference luminance values are obtained from a plurality of reference v ...


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Peter Rae Shintani: System and method for aligning an antenna. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, May 8, 2001: US06229480 (28 worldwide citation)

A system and method for aligning an antenna. Signals broadcasted over a number of channels for each of a plurality of orientations of the antenna may be received. From such received signals, information pertaining to at least one of (i) an error rate, (ii) a signal level, (iii) equalizer tap coeffic ...