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System and method for selectively enabling or disabling an optical device
A system for selectively enabling or disabling an optical device. In an illustrative embodiment, the system implements an optical-device theft-prevention...
Winding electrode body, nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, and
method for manufacturing winding...
A winding electrode body is provided which includes a belt-shaped positive electrode, a belt-shaped negative electrode, and two belt-shaped separators. In the...
Device transfer method and display apparatus
A device transfer method and a display apparatus are provided. A device transfer method and a display apparatus are provided by or in which, in transferring...
Liquid discharge apparatus
An apparatus including nozzles that discharge liquid; a liquid discharge head including nozzle arrays where the nozzles are arranged in one direction; a liquid...
The present invention provides an antenna apparatus (60) for use in a non-contact type IC card into and from which data can be written and read by an electronic...
Plate-type heat transport device and electronic instrument
A plate-type heat transport device and electronic instrument are provided. The plate-type heat transport device includes a heat absorbing plane absorbing heat...
Content processing device, server device, communication method, and
storage medium containing computer program
When a PC 10 connects to a PD 20, the PC 10 decides whether or not the PD 20 holds a group ID and if the PC 10 decides PD 20 holds the group ID, PC 10 decides...
Software updating system, information processing apparatus and method,
recording medium and program
It is made possible to update software appropriately. When additional software is installed, update management data for the additional software is generated....
Signal processing apparatus, signal processing method, signal processing
system, program and medium
A signal processing apparatus and method for processing an input signal. A first signal processing unit processes the input signal, and an expansion unit adds a...
Communication network system, gateway, data communication method and
program providing medium
This invention relates to provide a communication network system, a gateway, and a data communication method, in which the gateway has an advanced...
Reception apparatus and method for reducing time delay in channel
A reception apparatus receiving a stream delivered by multicast through a network includes: a stream receiving a stream of a first channel as a viewing stream...
Information communication terminal, information distribution apparatus,
information distribution system,...
In a server serving as an information distribution apparatus and an information communication terminal, contents are managed by using content identifiers...
Information processing system and information processing apparatus
An information processing system and apparatus which have a plurality of actuators, a plurality of sensors, a signal processing unit, a control unit, and an...
Signal processing method and processor
A first signal of two signals to be compared for similarity is divided into small areas and one small area is selected for calculating the correlation with a...
Character input apparatus, character input assist method, and character
input assist program
Disclosed herein is a character input apparatus including: a display section having a screen capable of displaying at least characters; an operation section...
Device and method for handling messages
A device, method and system for handling received messages on a portable electronic device. The device includes a message handling section 12 to handle or route...
Method and arrangement relating to location based services for a
A system and method may include receiving information about a movement of a device from a motion detector of the device, receiving information about ambient...
Communications system and communications lighting apparatus
An optical-information transmitting, lighting apparatus 2 is installed in a place where a lighting apparatus of the existing type for applying light generally...
Image capturing device and activation method therefor
An image capturing device includes a first controller operable to control image capturing; an operation section including a switch; a detector operable to...
Information processing apparatus and data processing method and program
Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus including: a first data processing block configured by a virtual machine as a virtual hardware...
Subtitle generating apparatus and method
For generation of a subtitle in a digital movie screening system, it is essential to reduce the burden of processing the subtitle when screening a movie. There...
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
An image processing apparatus that converts an input image having first resolution into an output image having second resolution higher than the first...
A system for controlling effects performed on an image includes a digital camera having a display that displays the image. Masking tools position graphical...
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, program therefor, and
recording medium in which the...
In an image processing apparatus that processes image data containing a distortion of an image pickup optical section, which is obtained by picking up an...
Encoding device, encoding method, recording medium, and image processing
An encoding device includes: a color-difference signal encoding unit for encoding a color-difference signal for each processing block in multiple ...
Encoding device, encoding method, encoding program, decoding device,
decoding method, and decoding program in...
The present invention relates to an encoding apparatus, an encoding method, an encoding program, a decoding apparatus, a decoding method and a decoding program...
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and
An information processing apparatus that compares a query image and a model image and provides support information for discriminating a subject of the model...
Detection apparatus, detection method, and computer program
An apparatus for detecting a cut change based on a similarity between a first image and a second image, includes a unit for generating one of a luminance...
Image processing apparatus and method, and program
An image processing apparatus includes a holding unit configured to hold, for each combination of a first angle indicating a face direction of a first face...
Biometrics authentication system
A biometrics authentication system includes: a detection section; a light source section including a plurality of unit light sources capable of illuminating...
Image storage device, imaging device, image storage method, and program
An image storage device includes a facial-expression-correlation estimator configured to estimate a facial expression correlation representing a degree of...
A speaker apparatus includes a speaker, a tubular duct extended in order to make the sound generated in the inside of the cabinet of the speaker get to the...
Speaker apparatus and method for driving speaker
A speaker apparatus includes an acoustic vibration plate, and an actuator mounted to the acoustic vibration plate such that one end and the other end thereof,...
Disclosed herein is an in-vehicle apparatus having an apparatus body, a loading slot formed on the front surface of the apparatus body, a front panel arranged...
Apparatus for encoding and decoding header data in picture signal
A picture decoding method and apparatus for decoding a bit stream, the bit stream being compatible with MPEG 1 moving picture video standard. The method...
Communication apparatus and communication method, communication system,
and computer program
A communication system includes a plurality of communication stations arranged to respectively transmit a beacon on which beacon time information related to a...
Methods, systems and computer program products for suspending
packet-switched sessions to a wireless terminal
Methods, systems and computer program products are provided through which a wireless terminal participating in a packet-switched communications session may...
Receiver apparatus and method for releasing memory thereof
In a receiver apparatus of HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) data transmission scheme, it is achieved to minimize the occurrence of the system...
Driving device and method, program, and recording medium
A driving device includes: n pickups; n first control means for respectively controlling the pickups; and a second control means for controlling the n first...
Recording apparatus and method, and recording medium and program used
A recording apparatus includes an acquiring unit for acquiring, from an optical disc, disc-state information including at least information of an optical disc...
Disc-shaped recording medium, cutting apparatus for same, and disc drive
There is provided an optical disc having preformed thereon a spiral wobbled track as a grove and/or land along with data is to be recorded. The track is wobbled...
Optical drive device and tilt detection method
An optical drive device for performing information recording or reproduction of recorded information by formation of a mark by focusing a first light at a...
Circuit board laminated module and electronic equipment
A circuit board laminated module includes: a first circuit board having a multi-layer structure in which ground layers are provided in a plurality of layers; a...
Lens barrel and imaging apparatus
A lens barrel includes: a variable focal length lens system including at least three movable lens groups; and guiding means for moving the variable focal length...
Zoom lens and image-capture device
A zoom lens includes a plurality of lens groups having at least first, second and third lens groups arranged in order from an object side. The first lens group...
Optical element, illumination device and display device
An optical element for an illumination device, an illumination device, and a display device using the illumination device is capable of performing surface light...
Liquid crystal display device, backlight source and optical film
A liquid crystal display device according to the present invention includes a liquid crystal panel, a backlight source provided on a rear surface of the liquid...
Transmission system, transmission apparatus, and transmission method for
transmitting video data
An HDMI(R) source determines whether or not an HDMI(R) sink can receive a sub-signal based on VSDB of E-EDID. When the HDMI(R) sink can receive the sub-signal,...
Imaging apparatus, imaging apparatus control method, and computer program
product, with eye blink detection...
An imaging apparatus includes a focus control unit that sets an image area including eyes, which is included in an input image inputted in the imaging...