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Chao Ho Chen, Chi Ming Huang, Hui Pin Huang: Method of locating license plate of moving vehicle. Huper Laboratories, Winston Hsu, Scott Margo, October 16, 2012: US08290213 (18 worldwide citation)

While locating a license plate of a moving vehicle on consecutive images, motion detection is first performed on the consecutive images to detect a moving vehicle image, which is segmented using edge detection, and the segmented moving vehicle image is analyzed to retrieve characteristics for locati ...


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Kuriyama Noboru: Method for judging arc of glow discharger and high-frequency arc discharge suppressor. Shibaura Mechatronics, July 28, 2004: EP1441576-A1 (18 worldwide citation)

In a method of detecting arc discharge in a glow-discharge apparatus GD that has a high-frequency power source PS, a cutting pulse is output for time T1 to the high-frequency power source PS to stop a supply of power to the glow-discharge apparatus GD, when dVr/dt - dVf/dt increases over a first lev ...


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Thomas Day: Systems and methods for managing a status change of a multimedia asset in multimedia delivery systems. Rovi Guides, Ropes & Gray, July 3, 2012: US08214869 (17 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed which detect a change in the status of a multimedia asset in a multimedia delivery system, and take steps to make the multimedia asset available after the status change. The multimedia asset can then be locally recorded on the user's digital video recorder (DVR) bef ...


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Noboru Kuriyama: Method of detecting an arc in a glow-discharge device and apparatus for controlling a high-frequency arc discharge. Shibaura Mechatronics Corporation, Volpe and Koenig P C, November 27, 2007: US07301286 (17 worldwide citation)

In a method of detecting arc discharge in a glow-discharge apparatus GD that has a high-frequency power source PS, a cutting pulse is output for time T1 to the high-frequency power source PS to stop a supply of power to the glow-discharge apparatus GD, when dVr/dt−dVf/dt increases over a first level ...


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Hiroshi Okawa: Image pick-up device using an image signal of a variable frame-rate. Sony Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, William S Frommer, Thomas F Presson, July 7, 2009: US07557833 (17 worldwide citation)

A signal-recording-and-reproducing portion records an image signal DVb of a variable frame-rate picked-up image generated by an image signal generation portion. When instructed to reproduce the image signal, the recorded signal is reproduced and supplied to a frame rate conversion portion as an imag ...


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Tapani Otala, Eric Vannier: Method and apparatus for creating an expanded functionality digital video disc. TiVo, Kirk D Wong, Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker, April 3, 2007: US07200321 (17 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for creating an expanded functionality digital video disc (DVD) creates an enhanced DVD with index tables for the program streams on the DVD. Index tables point to key locations in an MPEG program stream with each entry in the index table set to point to a group of pictures (G ...


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Jason R Delker, John M Everson, Jarrod A Nichols: Digital rights management for mobile devices. Sprint Spectrum, October 12, 2010: US07812854 (17 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for digital rights management for mobile devices. An account is maintained for a subscriber. The account is associated with a mobile video player (MVP) and a digital video recorder (DVR). The MVP is served by a wireless carrier, and the DVR is connected to a packet-d ...


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ASHLEY ALEX, RAI PETE, SMITH TREVOR, TAYLOR RAY, WALKER JAMES GEOFFREY, MURRAY KEVIN: [en] Simultaneous recording of multiple broadcast programs on a digital video recorder. NDS, February 24, 2010: GB2462732-A (17 worldwide citation)

[en] A method of broadcasting content to facilitating simultaneous recording of multiple programs on a digital video recorder (DVR), including providing a plurality of content items, dividing each one of the plurality of content items 110, 120, 120, 140 into a multiplicity of chunks 10a, 110b, 110c, ...


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Phuc H Nguyen, Christopher William Bruhn: Television receiver and home automation system and methods to associate data with nearby people. Echostar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 18, 2017: US09628286 (16 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to systems and methods for identifying a person using a home automation system, and using data collected from a television distribution system and data collected by sensors in a home automation system to identify a person. An example method or system includes receiving televis ...


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Stephen P Dulac: Video on demand in a broadcast network. The DIRECTV Group, September 21, 2010: US07801303 (16 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a video on demand service enabled from a near video on demand service. A desired program is split into portions, or clips. The first clip is delivered a priori to the customer's Digital Video Recorder (DVR) using a hidden channel and it is made available for purchase on dema ...