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John M Van Ryzin: Automobile navigation system. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, William S Frommer, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, December 1, 1998: US05844505 (364 worldwide citation)

Automobile navigation system utilizes a wide angle CCD camera that is coupled to the vehicle to receive video images of signs being approached by the vehicle. The user (e.g., the driver) of the system supplies via an input keyboard the desired destination of the vehicle and by using, e.g., a digital ...


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Andrew M Proehl, Kimberly Mingo, Rich Gioscia: Graphic user interface that is usable as a PC interface and an A/V interface. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, William S Frommer, Gordon Kessler, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, September 12, 2000: US06118450 (346 worldwide citation)

A graphic user interface for use with a multi-recording media storage apparatus includes a determiner for determining the identity of at least one of a plurality of recording media retained within the apparatus and an accumulator for accumulating statistical information regarding the identity of tha ...


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Hiroshi Osawa, Naoyasu Hosonuma: Charging system for mobile robot, method for searching charging station, mobile robot, connector, and electrical connection structure. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Darren M Simon, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, July 20, 2004: US06764373 (299 worldwide citation)

A charging system for a mobile robot includes the mobile robot that is battery-driven and moves in a self-controlled way within a work space, and a charging station for accommodating the mobile robot for a battery charging operation. The charging system includes visible recognition data arranged in ...


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Tomohisa Shiga, Hideo Terasawa, Yasuaki Yamagishi: Electronic program guide system using images of reduced size to identify respective programs. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, December 21, 1999: US06005562 (250 worldwide citation)

A technique for transmitting and receiving an electronic program guide which identifies programs that are to be transmitted. Electronic program guide (EPG) data includes image data representing images of reduced, less than normal, size to identify respective programs which are to be transmitted. The ...


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Hideo Terasawa, Tomohisa Shiga: Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Dennis M Smid, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, November 14, 2000: US06147714 (237 worldwide citation)

A desired program is selected speedily and reliably from a plurality of programs. Reduced-sized still pictures of typical frames of programs to be broadcast on the respective channels are divided by program category and displayed as an electronic program guide. A cursor is shifted in the left and ri ...


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Hiroaki Kitano, Junichi Rekimoto: Information retrieval apparatus and method. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, July 20, 1999: US05926116 (237 worldwide citation)

The invention provides an information retrieval apparatus and an information retrieval method by which information can be retrieved in an improved operability. A CPU controls a video camera to fetch an image and controls a GPS to detect a current position. The CPU reads out, from within image data s ...


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John M Van Ryzin: Automatic update of file versions for files shared by several computers which record in respective file directories temporal information for indicating when the files have been created. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, William S Frommer, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, June 1, 1999: US05909689 (228 worldwide citation)

A computer program/software determines the latest version for one or more data files used by several interconnected computers or workstations, and selectively updates each file version stored in individual directories on the computers or workstations. The program allows sharing of the data files amo ...


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John M Van Ryzin: Remote control device with a graphical user interface. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, William S Frommer, Bruno Polito, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, October 3, 2000: US06127941 (223 worldwide citation)

A two-way remote control unit with a graphical user interface controls various audio/video devices interconnected in a multimedia system. The remote control unit includes a transceiver for transmitting and receiving control commands to/from multimedia components, which are displayed in the user-frie ...


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Thomas G Schultz, Andrew Gross, Barbara Pappas, George D Shifrin, Lois Mack: Apparatus and method of distributing documents to remote terminals with different formats. Express Communications, Fred A Keire, William S Frommer, June 28, 1988: US04754428 (212 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are described for the electronic delivery of a document, originated at a local site by a source which has a printer output that normally is connected to a printer, to one or more remote locations having printers or display devices which may differ from the printer normally con ...


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Eduardo Agusto Sciammarella, Junichi Rekimoto, Haruo Oba, Makoto Imamura, Hideyuki Agata, Masakazu Hayashi, Masato Kuninori: System for managing data objects. Sony Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, William S Frommer, Thomas F Presson, May 23, 2006: US07051291 (204 worldwide citation)

A device for managing image and audio files displays thumbnails, which are representative of the files, on a screen in different arrangements, depending on the selected layout and order. When the user enters input to indicates that he or she wishes to browse through the thumbnails, the thumbnails mo ...