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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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Peter Shintani: Television receiver with caption display. Sony Corporation, Peter C Toto, Jerry A Miller, February 11, 1997: US05602598 (65 worldwide citation)

A television receiver selects an audio signal corresponding to one of a plurality of video signals and a caption signal respectively accompanying one of the plurality of video signals. At least one picture and the selected caption are displayed on a screen, the selected sound is output from a speake ...


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Masaaki Akahane: Wireless voice messaging device for use with cassette player. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Peter C Toto, Jerry A Miller, Pasquale Musacchio, August 5, 1997: US05654942 (61 worldwide citation)

A wireless voice messaging device including a cassette-shaped body adapted to be inserted into a cassette player in lieu of a cassette. A receiver for receiving incoming call signals including at least one incoming voice message, a memory for storing the incoming voice message and recalling the inco ...


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Peter Shintani: Television receiver with decoder for decoding coded data from a video signal. Sony Corporation, Jerry A Miller, Pasquale Musacchio, Peter C Toto, April 30, 1996: US05512954 (39 worldwide citation)

A television system which selectively receives additional information multiplexed in a video-signal source different from and other than a video-signal source currently being watched. A video signal V7 supplied to a CCD/EDS data extractor 7 is selected independently of a video signal V5 for a main s ...


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Takeshi Kanda: Matrix switcher apparatus for selectively outputting information signals in response to control signals in the form of various communication protocols. Sony Corporation, Peter C Toto, Jerry A Miller, June 25, 1996: US05530434 (36 worldwide citation)

A matrix switcher apparatus for selectively outputting information signals includes a first matrix switcher unit for selectively outputting an information signal according to control signals in the form of a first communication protocol, and a second matrix switcher unit for selectively outputting a ...


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Takehisa Ishida: Magnetic disk unit. Sony Corporation, Pasquale Musacchio Esq, Jerry A Miller, Peter C Toto Esq, December 31, 1996: US05590009 (33 worldwide citation)

A step h is provided between a recording region 2 including servo patterns Ps1, Ps2 and the recording track pattern Pw and a non-recording region 3 except the servo patterns Ps1, Ps2 and the recording track pattern Pw. A relation between a servo pattern width Ts and a track pitch Tp is set to be Tp( ...


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William S Herz: Variable speed playback of digital video stored in a non-tape media. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Peter C Toto, Jerry A Miller, August 6, 1996: US05543927 (27 worldwide citation)

A method for high speed playback of digital video data (e.g. D1 or D2 data) in which, at lower speeds, the frames of data to be played back are made of a mixture of consecutive frames of data. The frames of data are mixed by averaging the pixel values over consecutive frames to make up the output fr ...


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Kenichiro Toyoshima, Hirofumi Usui: TV receiver for receiving a broadcast signal and station information. Sony Corporation, Peter C Toto, Jerry A Miller, April 30, 1996: US05512955 (21 worldwide citation)

A method for entering channel representative information provided by a broadcasting signal that has been received by a television signal receiving apparatus and setting a plurality of channels in response thereto is disclosed. The method includes a first step for initiating channel setting by a CPU ...


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Glenn J Maenza, Edward W Morton: Direct to stamper/mother optical disk mastering. Sony Corporation, Sony Music Entertainment, Peter C Toto, Jerry Miller, February 27, 1996: US05494782 (19 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating an optical disk mother or stamper wherein the number of processing steps is greatly reduced from the prior art methods. In particular, the present invention involves directly forming a mother or stamper by direct laser ablation of a conductive metal substrate. Mor ...


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Thomas Hunt, Paul S Gilman: Sputtering target having a shrink fit mounting ring. Sony Corporation, Materials Research, Pasquale Musacchio Esq, Peter C Toto Esq, Jerry A Miller, October 7, 1997: US05674367 (14 worldwide citation)

A target assembly for use in a sputtering system used for forming a thin film on a substrate is disclosed. The target assembly includes a mounting element having an interior wall which defines an aperture. The target assembly further includes a target for providing material for forming the film on t ...