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US-8,204,319 Image compression apparatus and image compression method
An image compression apparatus includes: first and second imaging sections for capturing an image of a subject to generate first and second image signals,...
US-8,204,308 Image processing apparatus, method, and program
An image processing apparatus generates a 3-value image from a 2-value image, wherein the first and second values from the 2-value image indicate foreground and...
US-8,204,272 Lighting control of a user environment via a display device
A system and method for controlling lighting conditions in a user environment in the context of an image capture device are disclosed. An inner frame area and...
US-8,204,270 Apparatus, method, program, and mobile terminal device with person image extracting and linking
Face images are extracted from still image content and linked to communication address information. When a person is selected from the still image content the...
US-8,204,256 System and method for muting TV speakers when headphones in use
An audio source (TV, stereo) detects, through a wireless signal from a headphone or from its cradle, when the headphone has been disengaged from the cradle. In...
US-8,204,241 Sound outputting apparatus, sound outputting method, sound output processing program and sound outputting system
The present invention provides a sound outputting apparatus, including: a housing; an electro-acoustic conversion section provided in the housing and configured...
US-8,204,239 Audio processing method and audio processing apparatus
Samples of a component having a frequency less than a predetermined frequency in an input audio signal that is a digital signal having a predetermined sampling...
US-8,204,220 Simulcrypt key sharing with hashed keys
A method of sharing keys among a plurality of conditional access (CA) vendors having differing CA systems used at a distribution headend involves receiving a CA...
US-8,204,124 Image processing apparatus, method thereof, and program
An image processing apparatus includes a unit configured to calculate a sum of absolute differences between pixel values of pixels in a block of interest and...
US-8,204,104 Frame rate conversion system, method of converting frame rate, transmitter, and receiver
A frame rate conversion system includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter includes a decoding unit decoding a compressed video signal encoded by an...
US-8,204,030 Communication method and communication terminal device
A communication method includes the steps of: establishing a session with one or two or more other communication terminals according to a set content before it...
US-8,203,990 Wireless-communication system, wireless-communication device, wireless-communication method, and program
A wireless-communication device configured to communicate with a different wireless-communication device provided outside a wireless-communication range through...
US-8,203,929 Frame and data pattern structure for multi-carrier systems
The present invention relates to a transmitting apparatus (82) for transmitting signals in a multi carrier system on the basis of a frame structure, each frame...
US-8,203,914 Disc storage apparatus and disc storage method
A disc storage apparatus includes a disc changer mechanism including a disc slot through which a disc is insertable, a storage section having storage locations...
US-8,203,913 Recording/reproduction apparatus and recording/reproduction system
A recording/reproduction apparatus includes: a light source; and a near-field light production section that includes two conductor sections disposed opposite...
US-8,203,730 Information processing device, information recording medium manufacturing device, information recording medium,...
An information processing device for executing content reproduction processing includes: a content reproduction processing unit for executing data...
US-8,203,711 Light irradiation method, light irradiation device, and fine particle analyzing apparatus
A light irradiation method of irradiating a specimen in a flow channel with directional light includes the step of irradiating the specimen with the directional...
US-8,203,683 Electro-optic device having terminal section and pixel section with particular multilayer structures
An electro-optic device includes a pixel section and a terminal section through which a semiconductor circuit or a wiring board is mounted around the pixel...
US-8,203,677 Polarizing plate, display, and electronic apparatus
The present invention provides a polarizing plate including: a layer of polarizer for polarizing incident light and emitting the polarized light; and a coating...
US-8,203,642 Selection of an auto focusing method in an imaging apparatus
An imaging apparatus includes an imaging device receiving light from an object through an imaging lens at a predetermined imaging plane and performing...
US-8,203,634 Physical quantity detecting device, solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus
A physical quantity detecting device includes a pixel array and a vertical driving circuit. In the pixel array, pixels each for converting a physical quantity...
US-8,203,631 Solid-state imaging device
A solid-state imaging device includes: a pixel array section having a two-dimensional array of pixels each having a photoelectric conversion section; a memory...
US-8,203,624 Image-data processing apparatus and image pickup apparatus
An image-data processing apparatus includes an operation unit; a correcting unit multiplying image data generated by an image pickup device by a correction...
US-8,203,619 Target bit rate decision method for wavelet-based image compression
A method of deciding a target bit rate for wavelet-based image encoding based on the wavelet coefficients is described. The target bit rate is used for...
US-8,203,598 Method and apparatus for capturing three-dimensional stereoscopic images
A method for capturing a three-dimensional image. The method comprises capturing a combined beam of light having first polarized beam of light and a second...
US-8,203,569 Graphics processor, graphics processing method, information processor and information processing method
Registers 32a-32d hold data for pixels interleaved. An operator 34 reads the pixel data from the registers and processes the pixel data in accordance with a...
US-8,203,560 Method for predictively splitting procedurally generated particle data into screen-space boxes
A method for use in rendering includes receiving an input particle system, an instancing program, and a number indicating a maximum number of particles to be...
US-8,203,537 Tactile and visual user interface device and personal digital assistant
A user interface device and a PDA include: a transparent panel unit possessing plural layers, each provided with plural transparent deformation sections...
US-8,203,528 Motion activated user interface for mobile communications device
Disclosed is a system for interpreting motion of a mobile communications device as input to the mobile communications device. The system includes a processor...
US-8,203,510 Display apparatus, driving method for display apparatus and electronic apparatus
A display apparatus, including: a pixel array section; and a driving section; the pixel array section including a plurality of scanning lines disposed along the...
US-8,203,505 Information presentation device
The present invention relates to a method and a device for presentation of content-rich information portions and content-poor information portions, such as list...
US-8,203,436 Remote controller for enabling an operation command to be obtained from an electronic apparatus and set into an...
A remote controller for operating another apparatus has: an operating unit having operation keys to which different key numbers have been allocated and with...
US-8,203,312 Battery pack and control method
A battery pack includes at least one secondary battery, a fuse, and a control section. The fuse is configured to cut off charge or discharge current of the...
US-8,203,306 Battery pack and control method therefor
A battery pack includes one or more cell blocks in which one or more secondary battery cells are connected in series and/or in parallel, and a control section...
US-8,203,175 Semiconductor device and method of manufacturing the same
A semiconductor device includes: diffusion layers formed at the front surface of a substrate; low-resistance parts formed at the front surfaces of the diffusion...
US-8,202,750 Method of manufacturing semiconductor device, semiconductor laser, optical pickup, and optical disk device with...
A method of manufacturing a semiconductor laser having an end face window structure, by growing over a substrate a nitride type Group III-V compound...
US-8,201,946 Projection image display apparatus and polarization converter with optimally aligned phase difference plates
Disclosed is a projection image display apparatus which includes a light source; and an illumination optics including a phase difference plate. The illumination...
US-8,201,920 Head cartridge and liquid ejection apparatus
A head cartridge and a liquid ejection apparatus in which cleaning is performed using a liquid absorbing force of a wiping member produced along with...
US-D662,108 Display panel or screen with computer generated image
US-D662,086 Earphone
US-8,201,263 Method and apparatus for enabling access to contact information
A method, an apparatus and a processor readable medium for enabling access to contact information. The contact information for contacting a recipient may be...
US-8,201,212 Receiving apparatus, receiving method, and transmitting/receiving apparatus
A signal from a tuner is outputted to a primary display. An analog signal from another tuner is digitally compressed, subjected to an encrypting process,...
US-8,201,209 Recording system, receiving apparatus, recording apparatus, recording control method, and program
Disclosed herein is a recording system including a receiving apparatus and a recording apparatus, wherein the receiving apparatus includes, a creation section,...
US-8,201,202 High quality video delivery via the internet
A method of providing improved quality of Internet Protocol (IP) video content over the Internet involves, for an item of content, calculating a score...
US-8,201,198 Information processing system, information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and computer program
An information processing system, an information processing apparatus and method, a recording medium, and a computer program can easily provide a user with...
US-8,201,162 Software updating system, software updating method, and software updating program
A user terminal obtains a version information file from a first server when activating its application software. If a version-up or updating of the existing...
US-8,201,104 Content player and method of displaying on-screen menu
Favorable visual appearance and ease of operation are required in the user interface of digital home appliances using a television screen. An array of function...
US-8,201,097 Information processing apparatus, display control method, and program
An information processing apparatus includes a detector and a display controller. The detector detects a user operation performed by using a first input...
US-8,201,092 Theme creator
A theme creator includes an input unit for selecting and/or activating the theme creator, and a control unit configured to control the theme creator. The...
US-8,200,882 Memory system, access control method therefor, and computer program
A memory system includes: a memory that has plural banks; a memory controller that includes a request queue and a bank monitor and controls access to the...
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