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Neal Margulis: Method for effectively implementing a wireless television system. Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, July 17, 2001: US06263503 (506 worldwide citation)

A method for effectively implementing a wireless television system comprises a wireless base station that processes and combines various program sources to produce a processed stream. A transmitter then responsively transmits the processed stream as a broadcast output stream to various portable wire ...


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Nobuyuki Fujiwara: System and method for creating a substitute registry when automatically installing an update program. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, October 9, 2001: US06301710 (129 worldwide citation)

A system and method for creating a substitute registry when automatically installing an update program preferably comprises a plurality of computer systems that are connected to a distributed network such as the Internet. Download modules on the computer systems automatically access and download upd ...


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Xavier Menéndez Pidal, Miyuki Tanaka, Ruxin Chen: Apparatus and method for noise attenuation in a speech recognition system. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, July 27, 2004: US06768979 (120 worldwide citation)

The noise suppressor utilizes statistical characteristics of the noise signal to attenuate amplitude values of the noisy speech signal that have a probability of containing noise. In one embodiment, the noise suppressor utilizes an attenuation function having a shape determined in part by a noise av ...


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Toshiya Fujii: Method and apparatus for building a uniform resource locator menu in an Internet television system. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, May 8, 2001: US06229532 (102 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for building a URL menu to access Internet web sites. The URL menu is stored in a set top box after accessing from a server. A URL is divided into a plurality of fields, e.g. three. Discrete fields are stored in databases within a server, and may ...


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Ted J Cooper, Michael W Blasgen, David G Longendyke: System and method for effectively implementing an electronic visual map device. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, September 16, 2003: US06621423 (78 worldwide citation)

A system and method for effectively implementing an electronic visual map device comprises a visual map application that provides selected route images for display upon a display device in an initial route mode. The visual map application may also provide selected destination images and related dest ...


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David S Wang: System and method for effectively implementing a personal channel for interactive television. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, August 3, 2004: US06772147 (69 worldwide citation)

A system and method for effectively implementing a personal channel for interactive television comprises a personal channel manager that may include a configuration module, a search module, and a content packaging module. A system user may utilize the configuration module to perform a personal chann ...


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Duanpei Wu, Lex Olorenshaw, Xavier Menendez Pidal, Ruxin Chen: System and method for speech verification using out-of-vocabulary models. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, August 17, 2004: US06778959 (54 worldwide citation)

A system and method for speech verification using out-of-vocabulary models includes a speech recognizer that has a model bank with system vocabulary word models, a garbage model, and one or more noise models. The model bank may reject an utterance or other sound as an invalid vocabulary word when th ...


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Duanpei Wu, Miyuki Tanaka, Ruxin Chen, Lex Olorenshaw: Method for implementing a speech recognition system to determine speech endpoints during conditions with background noise. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, April 10, 2001: US06216103 (46 worldwide citation)

A method for implementing a speech recognition system for use during conditions with background noise includes the steps of calculating, in real-time, sequential short-term delta energy parameters for speech energy from a spoken utterance, determining threshold values in the speech energy, and ident ...


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Nobuyuki Fujiwara: System and method for using a substitute directory to automatically install an update program. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, June 18, 2002: US06408434 (41 worldwide citation)

A system and method for using a substitute directory to automatically install an update program preferably comprises a plurality of computer systems that are connected to a distributed network such as the Internet. Download modules on the computer systems automatically access and download update pro ...


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Toshiya Fujii: System and method for a user interface to input URL addresses from captured video frames. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, March 20, 2001: US06204842 (36 worldwide citation)

A system and method for a user interface to input URL address data obtained from captured video frames while simultaneously viewing a television broadcast, the system having a television with associated television screen, a set-top box, and a remote control. The invention also includes means for ini ...