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James E Wicks, Kazuto Mugura, Toshiya Fujii: User interface and rule processing for a personal communications routing system. Sony Corporation, Sony Corp of America, Pasquale Musacchio, Jerry A Miller, August 18, 1998: US05796394 (276 worldwide citation)

A user interface provides a uniform control scheme among different devices in a personal communications routing system. The system allows devices such as a personal computer, personal information communicator, pager, fax machine and base station to be operated with a standard twelve key telephone ke ...


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Carl J Yankowski: Compact disc changer utilizing disc database. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Jerry A Miller, Peter C Toto, Pasquale Musacchio, May 12, 1998: US05751672 (188 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for updating a memory in a Compact Disc changer. Information identifying discs stored in a CD changer is stored in a memory. The memory is updated when a CD is loaded which does not have identifying features which are recognized by the CD changer. Updating is carried out via a ...


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Hiroaki Nakano, Takashi Sugiyama, Halil Bakoglu, George Cossey: Background image with a continuously rotating and functional 3D icon. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Jerry A Miller, Pasquale Musacchio, March 28, 2000: US06043818 (132 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface displays a three-dimensional icon with a background image. The 3D icon is selectable by a user to carry out a corresponding function. The icon is continuously rotated and having a shadow. A graphical user interface also displays a first menu image on a display for an opera ...


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Atsushi Ichise: Back light control apparatus and method for a flat display system. Sony Corporation, Sony Transcom, Pasquale Musacchio, Jerry A Miller, July 28, 1998: US05786801 (117 worldwide citation)

A backlight control method and apparatus adapted for use in, for example, aircraft passenger entertainment systems are described. The apparatus includes a present brightness/pre-determined brightness and comparator, and a brightness controller which limits present brightness to a selected level in a ...


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Hiroaki Nakano, Takashi Sugiyama, Brian Bakoglu, George Cossey: Menu display interface with miniature windows corresponding to each page. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Pasquale Musacchio Esq, Jerry A Miller, April 28, 1998: US05745109 (108 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the present invention, there is provided a graphical user interface which displays a window on a display where the window comprises plural pages. Only one of the pages can be displayed at one time and each of the pages has at least one icon therein selectable by a user to carry ou ...


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Albert Faz, Rodolfo U Coronado: Turntable for rotating a wafer carrier. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Pasquale Musacchio, Jerry A Miller, September 23, 1997: US05669316 (99 worldwide citation)

A turntable for rotating a wafer carrier in order to enable the attachment of a handle to the wafer carrier. The turntable includes a platform rotatably mounted to a baseplate. In addition, the turntable includes stops which are positioned to enable 180.degree. clockwise and counterclockwise rotatio ...


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Takashi Sugiyama, Brian Bakoglu, Hiroaki Nakano, George Cossey: Graphical navigation control for selecting applications on visual walls. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Jerry A Miller, Pasquale Musacchio, December 14, 1999: US06002403 (97 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface displays a first menu image on a display for an operating system on a computer. The first menu image includes a taskbar image which carries button images selectable by the user to carry out a function. The GUI also displays a second menu image on the display for a navigato ...


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Peter Shintani: Apparatus and method for an electronic device control system. Sony Corporation, Charles M Fish Esq, Pasquale Musacchio Esq, Jerry A Miller, July 8, 1997: US05646608 (91 worldwide citation)

Each of plural electronic devices, e.g., a television receiver, a video disc player, a video tape recorder, an audio amplifier, and a compact disc player which are placed in an audiovisual room has a light emitter and a light detector. Identification signals corresponding to the respective electroni ...


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Toshihide Hayashi: Device for controlling power supplied to a satellite broadcast receiver in a television. Sony Corporation, Jerry A Miller, Pasquale Musacchio, May 17, 1994: US05313282 (84 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for controlling electrical power to a satellite broadcast receiver forming a part of a television device. The television device receives a command receiving a command (e.g. from a remote controller) to turn off electrical power. The television device determines if broadcast sa ...


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Masaaki Akahane: Portable voice message terminal capable of transmitting pre-set text-based information. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Lise A Rode Esq, Pasquale Musacchio Esq, Jerry A Miller, December 9, 1997: US05697060 (69 worldwide citation)

A portable wireless voice message transmitter over packet switched network for transmitting a voice message is provided. The transmitter is capable of transmitting a voice message and text-based information when a user makes an emergency call to a special address with which the text-based informatio ...