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Mitsumasa Saitoh: Audio video apparatus with intelligence for learning a history of user control. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, August 22, 1995: US05444499 (367 worldwide citation)

A television receiver can output advice information to the viewer when the viewer risks missing a favorite broadcasting program. This television receiver includes in its control unit a timer for obtaining day and time data, a calculating circuit for compiling broadcasting station number currently be ...


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Toshio Amano, Mitsumasa Saitoh: Television receiver that automatically keeps track of favorite channels to facilitate tuning. Sony Corporation, Lewis H Eslinger, Jay H Maioli, June 21, 1994: US05323240 (230 worldwide citation)

A TV receiver has a tuner and a controller for controlling a tuning operation of the tuner. The controller includes a calculation unit for effecting a calculation of preferred stations using as parameters tuned channels and the times for which the channels are selected. A tuning frequency arrangemen ...


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Mitsumasa Saitoh, Katsumi Kuwabara: Remote commander. Sony Corporation, Lewis H Eslinger, Jay H Maioli, August 17, 1993: US05237327 (162 worldwide citation)

A remote commander wherein a user can confirm operation of an operation key after such operation has a touch panel operating section including a display device for displaying an image of a plurality of operation keys thereon and an operation detecting device for detecting, when one of the operation ...


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Mitsumasa Saitoh: Image display apparatus. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, September 19, 1995: US05452012 (103 worldwide citation)

An image display apparatus has a manually operable inputting device such as a remote controller. A predetermined function, for example, as a picture-in-picture is allocated to a predetermined area of a screen of a CRT display. When a cursor is located in the predetermined area by a mouse remote cont ...


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Mitsumasa Saitoh: Broadcast signal receiver with means for prioritizing broadcast signals based on previous selections thereof. Sony Corporation, William S Frommer, Alvin Sinderbrand, October 8, 1996: US05564088 (47 worldwide citation)

Broadcast signal channel selecting apparatus which receives and is tunable to different broadcast signals, assigns a priority to each as a function of the amount of time to which that broadcast signal had been previously tuned, selects a broadcast signal according to its priority, and tunes to the s ...


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Mitsumasa Saitoh, Shigeru Ohmuro, Susumu Tagawa, Kenichiro Kumamoto: Security monitor system. Sony Corporation, Ronald P Kananen, October 11, 1988: US04777526 (45 worldwide citation)

A security monitor system is designed to transmit video signals from a plurality of video information sources via a common transmission line. Video information from respective video information sources is scanned at given timings to check the monitoring areas in a given order. An automatic recogniti ...


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Mitsumasa Saitoh, Seiichi Ogawa, Miyuki Yamane, Hideki Fukasawa: Apparatus for defining an effective picture area of a high definition video signal when displayed on a screen with a different aspect ratio. Sony Corporation, Alvin Sinderbrand, August 28, 1990: US04953025 (31 worldwide citation)

In an apparatus for converting received video signals of a first format, which has a first number of horizontal lines in a field or frame and a picture display of a first aspect ratio, to video signals of a second format, which has a second number of horizontal lines in a field or frame and a pictur ...


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Mitsumasa Saitoh, Shigeyuki Sano, Katsumi Kuwabara: Movable cursor for selecting and exchanging main picture and sub picture in multi-picture display device. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, May 9, 1995: US05414471 (18 worldwide citation)

A picture selector includes a controller such as a mouse controller for controlling the movement of a cursor on a display screen of a display device capable of performing multi-picture display. The cursor on the display screen is moved onto a desired one of plural displayed picture frames by manipul ...


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Mitsumasa Saitoh: Channel selection in a digital television receiver. Sony Corporation, Limbach & Limbach, January 28, 1997: US05598228 (15 worldwide citation)

A channel selecting system for use in a television receiver arranged for receiving a television signal having digital data including digital video data and digital audio data. The broadcasting carrier of the received television signal is detected while changing a receive frequency. A check is made w ...


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Mitsumasa Saitoh, Naoyuki Sumi, Susumu Tagawa: Adaptor for a video monitoring system. Sony Corporation, Ronald P Kananen, August 23, 1988: US04766491 (4 worldwide citation)

A video monitoring system applicable to a security system is provided with a television camera, one or more television monitors, one or more AC adaptors equal in number to the television monitors, and one or more adaptors equal in number to the television monitors. Each adaptor connects the televisi ...