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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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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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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 (17 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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Michael John Crabtree: Electronic appliance status notification via a home entertainment system. EchoStar UK Holdings, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 21, 2017: US09599981 (16 worldwide citation)

A method of notifying a user of a status of an electronic appliance is presented. Examples of the electronic appliance may include, but are not limited to, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, ovens, and clothes washers and dryers. In the method, an entertainment system device receives a message fr ...


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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 ...


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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 (16 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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Alexander Vasilevsky, Carlton J Sparrell, Sergio Parise, John Watlington, Peter A Kaczowka: Centralized digital video recording and playback system accessible to multiple reproduction and control units via a home area network. Ucentric Systems, Brian G Brannon, February 14, 2012: US08116612 (16 worldwide citation)

A centralized Digital Video Recording (DVR) and reproduction system links several reproduction and control units (such as television receivers, etc.) and a centralized server via a home area network. This allows programming to be distributed throughout the premises, and novelly allows live-pause rec ...


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Thomas Poslinski, Eric Hsiao: Data management method for recorded programs stored on a digital recording device. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, August 10, 2004: US06775461 (16 worldwide citation)

A data management method for recorded programs stored on a digital recording device. A portion of a first recorded program is rendered to an audio/video device. A user command is received for releasing memory associated with a rendered portion of the first recorded program. In response to the user c ...