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Masayuki Demura, Hironobu Nagura, Tetsuya Tamura, Keisuke Tanaka: Method and apparatus for detecting and correcting errors and erasures in product ECC-coded data arrays for DVD and similar storage subsystems. International Business Machines Corporation, R Bruce Brodie, Marc D McSwain, April 22, 2003: US06553533 (86 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for detecting and correcting errors and erasures in product-coded data arrays by iterative syndrome processing array data in row major order and column major order. A first dense map is formed for classifying each row containing location indicia of random errors, their correct ...


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Hajime Morito, Hiroshi Yoshiura, Michael Roe: Copy protection apparatus and method. Hitachi, Mattingly Stanger & Malur P C, October 30, 2001: US06310956 (85 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method of copy protection for use in digital data recorders such as DVD-RAM recorders, which includes embedding transmission time information into a digital data stream by digital watermarking and comparing the transmission time with the current time at the data recorder (


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Derrill L Sturgeon, Donald K Zickefoose: Customization schemes for content presentation in a device with converged functionality. Compaq Computer Corporation, Sharp Comfort & Merrett P C, August 6, 2002: US06429879 (85 worldwide citation)

Schemes for customization of content presentation relating to a Digital Versatile/Video Disc source, which source is preferably integrated into a convergence device system. A user preferences or settings database is provided that is automatically maintained or supported by a computer subsystem, wher ...


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Kamran Ahmed, Alexandre Lahaise, Gilles Forest, Yves Tremblay, Lorne Trottier: Multiple display device display controller with video overlay and full screen video outputs. Matrox Graphics, James Anglehart, Alexandra Daoud, Ogilvy Renault, August 10, 2004: US06774912 (85 worldwide citation)

Multiple independent displays from one graphics controller can be driven in a wide variety of modes using multiple display controllers. This invention incorporates a unique combination of enhancement building on a generic single multi-display graphics subsystem. Digital video is gaining vast popular ...


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Michael F Angelo, Daniel J Driscoll: Copy protection for recorded media. Compaq Computer Corporation, Jenkens & Gilchrist, July 13, 1999: US05923754 (83 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for securely transferring an encrypted-data key and a medium key, from a media storage such as a DVD disk to an output device in a computer system, using a randomly generated first secure transfer key generated by a disk drive of the computer system, the first key having a uni ...


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Viktors Berstis: Multi-user video hard disk recorder. International Business Machines Corporation, Leslie A Van Leeuwen, May 13, 2003: US06564005 (82 worldwide citation)

A multi-user system, method, and computer-usable medium facilitate time-shifting of television program viewing for users. Each user is identified by an associated user profile, and a program schedule, including a list of desired programs to be recorded, is maintained for each user. The television pr ...


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Geoff Chatterton: System and method for processing subpicture data. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, March 27, 2007: US07197234 (82 worldwide citation)

A method is described for rendering subpicture images comprising: reading a subpicture image from a digital versatile disk (“DVD”); identifying regions within the subpicture image for which α is below a specified threshold value; and rendering on a video screen only those regions of the subpicture i ...


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Koyu Yamanoi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Futoshi Fujinara: Wide capture range circuitry. Texas Instruments Incorporated, W Daniel Swayze Jr, W James Brady, Frederick J Telecky Jr, July 31, 2001: US06269058 (80 worldwide citation)

Circuitry and method for synchronizing operating speeds of signal processing devices to the data rate of a signal. It applies in particular to Compact Disk (CD) and Digital Versatile Disk (DVD) drives to be used with portable devices. The circuitry does not require clock synchronization speeds in ex ...


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Christopher P Zook: Concurrent generation of ECC error syndromes and CRC validation syndromes in a DVD storage device. Cirrus Logic, Howard H Sheerin, Dan A Shifrin, November 23, 1999: US05991911 (79 worldwide citation)

A compact disk (CD) and digital video disk (DVD) error correction system is disclosed which generates a CRC validation syndrome on-the-fly while correcting the CD/DVD product code, thereby reducing the overall access latency as compared to the prior art. For the DVD product code, which comprises mul ...


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