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Jeffrey B Sampsell: Image display and remote control system capable of displaying two distinct images. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, December 17, 2002: US06496122 (416 worldwide citation)

An image display system capable of displaying two distinct images at the same time. One image is shown on an image display device such as a television or computer monitor which is coupled to the image display system. The other image is shown on a remote control included in an image display system. A ...


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John Michael Kowalski, Atsushi Ishii: Multimedia wired/wireless content synchronization system and method. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, October 7, 2003: US06631410 (351 worldwide citation)

A system for synchronizing a multimedia content stream signal, emanating from at least one multimedia source, for play through a plurality of output devices, wherein the output devices are connected to the multimedia source by wired connections and wireless connections; the system including plural o ...


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Krishna Ratakonda: Method for hierarchical summarization and browsing of digital video. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, September 21, 1999: US05956026 (168 worldwide citation)

A method of hierarchical digital video summarization and browsing includes inputting a digital video signal for a digital video sequence and generating a hierarchical summary based on keyframes of the video sequence. Additional steps may include computing histograms for the digital video sequence; d ...


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Richard J Qian, Kristine E Matthews: Method for robust human face tracking in presence of multiple persons. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, June 11, 2002: US06404900 (157 worldwide citation)

A method for robust human face tracking in the presence of multiple facial images includes taking a frame from a color video sequence as a current input image; filtering the current input image to form a filtered image; estimating the locations and sizes of faces in the filtered image based on a pro ...


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Atsushi Ishii: Real-time media content synchronization and transmission in packet network apparatus and method. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, August 17, 2004: US06778493 (123 worldwide citation)

A system for transmitting and synchronizing real-time multimedia content includes a multimedia server for generating a multimedia packet; a packet-based communication network connected to the multimedia server for receiving multimedia packets therefrom; the network having multiple routers therein to ...


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Michael John Detlef: Method and apparatus for management of EMail originated by thin client devices. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, February 26, 2002: US06351523 (121 worldwide citation)

A system for providing a voice response to an EMail message, wherein the voice response is generated by a thin client device and transmitted to a cellular, or similar, service and then to a world-wide communications network, includes a conversion mechanism co-located with the cellular service for co ...


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Carl Mansfield: Method and apparatus for automatic adaptation of communications systems to regional spectrum variations. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, April 29, 2003: US06556825 (93 worldwide citation)

A method of configuring an RF transceiver to receive a geographic-region specific message within a RF signal from a communications network, includes detecting the geographic-region specific message in a first RF transceiver operating in a first RF frequency spectrum; associating the detected geograp ...


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Atsushi Ishii: Clock for mobile phones. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, April 27, 2004: US06728533 (91 worldwide citation)

In a mobile phone having a clock display therein, wherein the mobile phone is in wireless communication with a base station located in a time zone having a current local time (CLT), and wherein the base station transmits a control signal having carried therein at least a universal coordinated time ( ...


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Eric Thomas Olbricht: Browser interface to scanner. Sharp Laboratories Of America, Robert D Varitz P C, August 6, 2002: US06429952 (87 worldwide citation)

A system for interfacing a browser and a scanner includes a computer terminal having a browser loaded thereon; a communications network connected to the computer terminal; a HTTP server connected to the communications network; and a scanning device connected to the HTTP server, wherein the scanning ...


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Song Lin Young: Method and apparatus providing simultaneous dual mode operations for radios in the shared spectrum. Sharp Laboratories of America, Robert D Varitz P C, November 4, 2003: US06643522 (68 worldwide citation)

A dual mode RF radio includes a first transceiver operating under a first transmitter/receiver protocol, and having a first receiver portion and a first transmitter portion therein; and a second transceiver operating under a second transmitter/receiver protocol, and having a second receiver portion ...



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