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Mitsumasa Saitoh: Audio video apparatus with intelligence for learning a history of user control. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, August 22, 1995: US05444499 (362 worldwide citation)

A television receiver can output advice information to the viewer when the viewer risks missing a favorite broadcasting program. This television receiver includes in its control unit a timer for obtaining day and time data, a calculating circuit for compiling broadcasting station number currently be ...


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Toshio Amano, Ai Hattori: Television broadcast receiver which selects programs by genre and past viewing habits. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, December 17, 1996: US05585865 (335 worldwide citation)

A television receiver for receiving a television broadcast signal and tuning in a desired channel to receive a television signal on which a broadcast program of a predetermined genre is broadcast, and that performs the steps of entering a first genre code of a desired program, extracting a second ge ...


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Hiroaki Nakano, Makoto Niijima, Yumie Sonoda, Yoshiaki Kumagai, Junichi Nagahara, Tatsushi Nashida: System and method for parent-controlled charging for on-line services. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, December 1, 1998: US05845260 (274 worldwide citation)

A charging method for use in an interactive on-line service where a server and terminals of users are mutually connected by a transmission medium, where a predetermined service is provided from the server to the terminals via the transmission medium, and where the fee for such service is collected f ...


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Seigo Ito: Position measuring apparatus, position measuring method, navigation apparatus, navigation method, information service method, automotive vehicle, and audio information transmitting and receiving method. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, December 7, 1999: US05999126 (235 worldwide citation)

A position measuring apparatus includes a first position measuring device for position measuring a first position by receiving a first radio wave, a second position measuring device for position measuring a second position by receiving a second radio wave, an evaluating unit for evaluating uncertain ...


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Toshio Amano, Mitsumasa Saitoh: Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning. Sony Corporation, Lewis H Eslinger, Jay H Maioli, June 21, 1994: US05323240 (227 worldwide citation)

A TV receiver has a tuner and a controller for controlling a tuning operation of the tuner. The controller includes a calculation unit for effecting a calculation of preferred stations using as parameters tuned channels and the times for which the channels are selected. A tuning frequency arrangemen ...


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Hirofumi Usui, Naomasa Takahashi, Peter Shintani: Electronic program guide system and electronic program guide displaying method. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, September 15, 1998: US05808694 (226 worldwide citation)

It is an object of the present invention to provide an electronic program guide system and an electronic program guide displaying method that allow a desired program to be selected in a short time and at a high degree of reliability. EPG data of programs received by an IRD 4 through a satellite and ...


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Kazuhisa Maruoka: Television receiver with selective menu display. Sony Corporation, Lewis H Eslinger, Jay H Maioli, May 18, 1993: US05212553 (206 worldwide citation)

A television receiver with a menu display function has a BS tuner for producing a video signal and a sound signal from a received television signal that is broadcast from a satellite. The television receiver has a microcomputer for adding a menu display signal to the video signal so that menu inform ...


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Makoto Niijima, Hiroaki Nakano, Yumie Sonoda, Yoshiaki Kumagai, Junichi Nagahara, Tatsushi Nashida, Hirofumi Tamori, Hiroyuki Hanaya: Electrical program guide system and method. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, July 20, 1999: US05926230 (198 worldwide citation)

An electrical program guide system and method by which a desired program can be selected rapidly with certainty, intuitively and directly from among a large number of programs, in which nine reduced screens reduced from nine screens of different programs are arranged in a 3.times.3 matrix to constru ...


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Masayoshi Abe, Tomoya Yamaura, Katsuyuki Oshiba: High-frequency amplifier, transmitting device and receiving device. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, May 11, 1999: US05903854 (192 worldwide citation)

A radio frequency amplifier, for amplifying a radio frequency signal, comprises a plurality of active element groups, each comprising one or more active elements for amplifying a signal, with input terminals of said one or more active elements being combined to form a single input terminal and outpu ...


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Hiroshi Kawamura: Portable data communication apparatus with rotatable display images for accomodating a wireless remote keyboard. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, May 26, 1998: US05757354 (186 worldwide citation)

A portable data communication apparatus of simple arrangement can use a wireless keyboard includes a data processor, a display for displaying data processed by the data processor, a display controller for controlling the display such that it displays the data in a first orientation or in a second or ...