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Program guide providing system, program guide providing apparatus, program
guide providing method, and program...
Disclosed herein is a program guide providing system including: a terminal; a content providing server including a service providing section for providing...
Door opening and closing mechanism provided at the front of an apparatus
A door opening and closing mechanism includes an apparatus body, a door configured to open and close a side face of the apparatus body, a closing mechanism...
An information retrieval system in which a set of distinct information items map to respective nodes in an array of nodes by mutual similarity of the...
Graphical user interface for an information mediation system
A graphical user interface for an information mediation system is provided for assisting the user to discover an information source that matches a sense of...
Electronic apparatus, disk switching method and computer program
There is provided an electronic apparatus including a plurality of hard disk drives having a standby state and an active state as power application state. The...
Interface circuit and video apparatus
An interface circuit includes: a first transmitting section transmitting a first signal as an in-phase signal to an external device through a transmission path;...
Network management in a media network environment
Methods and apparatus for managing devices and content in a network environment. In one implementation, a method of adding a client as a member of a hub network...
Information processing apparatus, information communication system,
information processing method, and computer...
A configuration is provided in which a device in a home network receives content from a server outside the home network and plays the content. A home IMS...
Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and
An information processing apparatus displays image data and plays back music data such that background music (BGM) is applied to a collection of content such as...
Withdrawal processing apparatus and withdrawal processing method
A withdrawal processing apparatus is arranged with a storage unit for storing deposit balances of respective yen account and foreign currency account; an...
Methods, apparatuses and computer programs for media content distribution
Methods for distributing media content between portable electronic devices enabled for media acquisition and wireless communication are disclosed. The methods...
Position estimation of a wireless terminal in a structure using base
station signal information
An information processing device is provided that includes: a storage portion associating and storing section information indicating one section of a building...
Demodulation apparatus and receiving apparatus
A portable phone device comprises a telephone unit for base band processing of a receiving signal and audio conversion processing, as well as a global...
Mobile communication terminal, method, and radio communication system
A mobile communications terminal divides a plurality of multipath signals associated with radio signals transmitted from a plurality of base stations using an...
Communication terminals, systems, methods, and computer program products
for publishing, sharing and accessing...
A method for publishing and sharing media files includes: making a published media file available to other wireless communication terminals from a publisher...
Generic parser for electronic devices
Electronic device, comprising a memory for storing data files, and means for accessing information in a data file stored in the memory, including a computer...
Methods, devices and computer program products for tracking usage of a
network by a plurality of users of a...
Methods for tracking usage of a network by a plurality of users of a mobile phone include associating a plurality of user accounts with the mobile phone, where...
To provide a center device for accommodating a variety of situations which may occur when a home-use game machine, or the like, is used, in which a plurality of...
Wireless processing system, wireless processing method, and wireless
A power supply system 100 according to the present invention includes, as shown in FIG. 2, a power supply device 1 that includes an antenna coil 113 having a...
Data transmitting apparatus and method
A ground station multiplexes audio digital data of a plurality of audio broadcasts, GUI data, and download audio data and transmits the multiplexed signal to a...
Recording apparatus, recording method, recording program,
A recording apparatus for compression-coding video data and recording the compression-coded video data, including an encoder compression-coding video data using...
Portfolios in disc authoring
Authoring a Blu-ray Disc including: defining an initial project and exporting portfolios from the initial project, where the portfolios include portions of the...
Recording-and-reproducing apparatus and recording-and-reproducing method
A recording-and-reproducing apparatus for reproducibly controlling data recorded on a recording medium includes: a device configured to acquire control...
An imaging apparatus includes at least two living-body detecting units, a imaging unit, and a drive unit. The living-body detecting units are provided at a...
Finger vein authentication apparatus and finger vein authentication method
A finger vein authentication apparatus includes an image pickup device that creates two kinds of picked-up images by performing line scanning in both of a...
Algorithms for estimating precise and relative object distances in a scene
A two picture matching curve information is able to be used to determine precise object distance or relative object distance in a scene. Acquiring two images...
The present invention provides a more excellent headphone device that is provided with the portability and operability as compared with that in the past. The...
Volume control circuits for use in electronic devices and related methods
and electronic devices
Volume control circuits for use in electronic devices are provided. Some embodiments of the present invention provide volume control circuits for use in...
Audio enhancement method and system
A method for transforming an audio signal and a system employing that method is disclosed. The method proceeds by extracting from the signal components that...
Information processing apparatus and method and program
An information processing apparatus configured to transfer encrypted information from a sending source to a sending destination, includes: a decryptor, an...
Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
An image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program are provided. The image processing apparatus of processing an image includes: means for...
Template matching scheme using multiple predictors as candidates for
An apparatus and method for spatial encoding of intra-predictions for a current block of a video sequence without the need to average across a number of best...
Encoding device, encoding method, decoding device, and decoding method
Continuous reproduction can be made possible. An encoding apparatus for executing an encoding process with an encoding system capable of at least B-pictures as...
Pseudo-echo cancellation processing apparatus, pseudo-echo cancellation
method and digital-broadcast receiving...
Disclosed herein is a pseudo-echo cancellation processing apparatus including: a correlator for computing a complex mutual-correlation value, that is, the value...
Laser device, laser display device, and laser irradiation device
The present invention provides a laser device having a high wavelength conversion efficiency and a wide wavelength width, and is suitable as a display light...
Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus, wireless
communication method, and computer...
Random access operation is performed under a communication environment in which a plurality of communication modes having different transmission rate coexist...
AC PLC to DC PLC transceiver
A device that provides an interface between alternating current powerline communication signals and direct current powerline communication signals. In one...
Synchronization circuit, synchronization method, wireless communication
apparatus, wireless communication...
A synchronization circuit includes a packet detecting unit that searches a received signal for a preamble that is added to the beginning of a packet and that...
Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus, wireless
communication method, and computer...
Disclosed is radar wave detection and DFS (dynamic frequency selection) with high efficiency while considering, for instance, the power consumption of each...
Communication unit, system and method for saving power therein
A communication unit comprises a receiver for receiving a message sent on an allocation channel, packet identifying logic, capable of identifying a data type of...
Objective lens, an optical pickup, and optical information
An objective lens has a numerical aperture of 0.8 or more and focusing a light beam of a wavelength .lamda. of at least 450 nm or less on an optical information...
Laser driving device and optical apparatus
A laser driving device includes a storage unit that stores signal patterns for recording-waveform control representing level information of each divided driving...
Recording/reproducing apparatus and recording/reproducing system
A recording/reproducing apparatus includes an optical source and a near-field light generating unit. The near-field light generating unit includes two...
Electronic apparatus including a cooling unit and a wall member
Provided is an electronic apparatus capable of also supplying sufficient air flow to a heat generating device other than the heat sink. An electronic apparatus...
Variable focal length lens system and image pickup device
Disclosed herein is a variable focal length lens system including a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group, a fourth lens group, and a fifth...
Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus
A zoom lens and an image pickup apparatus are disclosed. The zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens group having a...
Optical element laminate, backlight, and liquid crystal display apparatus
An optical element laminate is provided and includes a first optical element and a second optical element superimposed with the first optical element. The first...
Image synthesizing apparatus
An image synthesizing apparatus is provided. The image synthesizing apparatus includes: a key image selector, a background selector, a key processor, an image...
Enhanced metadata presented in a pop-up window on cross-media bar user
interface when a user hovers a screen...
When a user hovers a screen cursor over a TV channel icon on a cross-media bar (XMB) user interface (UI) for a threshold period, enhanced metadata from...
Picture processing device, method therefor, and program
A picture processing device is capable of performing a process of superposing a sub picture image on a moving picture image which forms a base. The device...