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Michael T MacKay, Robert J Berger, Robert Duffy, Ted E Langford: Multi-dimensional user interface. Sony Corporation of America, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 15, 1992: US05148154 (598 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides apparatus and methods for a multi-dimensional user interface for use in audio visual production. A display system including a central processing unit (CPU) is coupled through appropriate input/output (I/O) circuitry to input devices, such as a keyboard, digital pad and ...


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Michael T MacKay: Integrated multi-media production and authoring system. Sony Electronics, Jeffrey J Blatt, April 26, 1994: US05307456 (429 worldwide citation)

A network multi-media production and authoring system. A real-time network referred to as an "AV LAN" is defined. Coupled to the AV LAN are a number of shared multi-media production resource devices. These multi-media production resource devices include video tape recorders, audio tape recorders, vi ...


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Michael T MacKay, Donald Morgan, Matthew R Adams: Video storage, processing, and distribution system using recording format independent hierarchical storages and processors. Sony Electronics, Jeffrey J Blatt, April 19, 1994: US05305438 (111 worldwide citation)

A video image storage, processing, and distribution system is provided with a processing and a distribution subsystem. The processing subsystem comprises at least one high performance video signal input device, one recording format independent hierarchy of storage, at least one recording format and ...


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Michael T MacKay: Variable scale input device. Sony Corporation of America, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, March 2, 1993: US05191320 (43 worldwide citation)

A variable scale device for providing signals indicating selection of an input value from a program controlled range of permissible values is disclosed. The device comprises of a belt, a first and second rollers, a rotary encoder, an interface for sending and receiving signals, a metering module hav ...


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Michael T MacKay, Robert Duffy, Lee A Cotterill, William Herz, Joe McArdle: Multi-parameter variable scale rotary switch. Sony Corporation of America, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 16, 1993: US05187630 (40 worldwide citation)

A switch that can vary at least two controllable parameters and can vary the upper, lower and any intermediary limits of the switch. The switch has a pair of nested coaxial rotary knobs each attached by shafts to sensors that determine the radial position of a reference point on each knob. The knobs ...


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Michael T MacKay: Method and apparatus for stabilizing an image produced in a video camera. Sony Corporation of America, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 12, 1993: US05253071 (38 worldwide citation)

An electronic image stabilization method and apparatus has application for use in hand-held video camcorders. The electronic image stabilization apparatus, contained within the camcorder, comprises a definition television (HDTV) image sensor with photosensitive cells, a gimbaled lens configuration a ...


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Michael T MacKay, Robert Duffy, Lee A Cotterill, William Herz, Joe McArdle: Variable scale rotary switch. Sony Electronics, Irell & Manella, September 27, 1994: US05351161 (27 worldwide citation)

A switch assembly that can vary at least two controllable parameters and can vary the upper, lower and any intermediary limits of the switch assembly. The switch assembly has a pair of nested coaxial rotary knobs each attached by shafts to sensors that determine the radial position of a reference po ...


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Michael T MacKay: Camera lens and filter adapter assembly. Sony Corporation of America, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 4, 1993: US05208624 (23 worldwide citation)

An improved camera lens and filter adapter assembly has application for use in video and photographic cameras, and in particular, cameras using filters or special effects equipment. Camera lenses are housed in a helical mount located on the lens and filter adapter assembly and focusing of the lens w ...


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Michael T MacKay: Ultra low volume processing of and cartridge for photographic fixer solution to recover silver therefrom. B R MacKay & Sons, Lynn G Foster, December 23, 1980: US04240617 (16 worldwide citation)

A small tubular cartridge for processing of ultra low volumes of gravity flow spent photographic fixer solution to recover residual silver therefrom. The tube cartridge comprises a hollow transparent or light transmitting flexible plastic tube of synthetic resinous material such as vinyl. The transp ...


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Michael T MacKay: Replaceable core silver recovery equipment and method of making and using. Pioneer Refining Services, Lynn G Foster, May 12, 1992: US05112390 (8 worldwide citation)

Equipment and methods for an efficient, low cost silver recovery apparatus for recovering silver from a silver-containing solution. The apparatus comprises a replaceable silver recovery subassembly, stackable container, lid, lock ring which is locked or sealed to make the container tamperproof, and ...