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US-8,098,326 Electronic device and accessory device
A connector on an electronic device includes a pair of locking plates, a guide groove, and a space. Each locking plate has, on its edge, a first concave...
US-8,098,324 Imaging device, GPS control method, and computer program
An imaging device includes an imaging unit configured to execute processing to capture image data, a global positioning system (GPS) device configured to...
US-8,098,322 Image pickup device and image pickup apparatus
An image pickup device includes a group of photoelectric conversion cells that output distance-measurement signals for phase difference detection. Each...
US-8,098,321 Image pickup element for performing focus detection based on phase-difference detecting and image pickup device...
An image pickup element includes a light receiver having a matrix arrangement formed by disposing first-direction arrays, each having photoelectric converters...
US-8,098,319 Portable electronic device having high-resolution camera with tunable sensor auto focus
To improve the consumer experience with portable electronic devices, a high-resolution digital camera function is incorporated into a multifunction portable...
US-8,098,315 Solid state imaging apparatus, solid state imaging device driving method and camera
A solid state imaging apparatus includes a solid state imaging device and a control circuit for performing control such that a first clock signal applied to...
US-8,098,311 Solid-state imaging device, signal processing method of solid-state imaging device, and electronic apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel array section and a signal processing section. The pixel array section is configured to include a plurality of...
US-8,098,309 Solid-state imaging apparatus and camera using the same
At least a solid-state imaging device and one or a plurality of bare ICs that are disposed on the back face or on the back face side of the solid-state imaging...
US-8,098,301 Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus
Provided is a zoom lens including a first lens group, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive...
US-8,098,297 Pre- and post-shutter signal image capture and sort for digital camera
A camera system includes an image sensor and a processing apparatus receiving image frames from the sensor before and after receipt of a user picture signal....
US-8,098,293 Image extraction device, image extraction method, image processing device, image processing method, and imaging...
An image extracting apparatus is provided which can automatically finish a captured image of a person to provide an easy-to-view picture. It includes an image...
US-8,098,291 Image pickup apparatus, control method, and control program, and data processing apparatus, method, and program...
An image pickup apparatus performing moving-image data processing and still-image data processing in parallel includes an image pickup unit converting a ray...
US-8,098,268 Thermal head and printing device
A thermal head includes a glass layer provided with a groove section formed inside the glass layer, a heat generating resistor disposed outside the glass layer,...
US-8,098,259 Image display device
An image display device having an image generation unit for generating an image according to an instruction, a display unit able to display in color the image...
US-8,098,241 Display device, electronic device, and method of driving display device
A display device is provided having improved reliability compared with the related art. The display device includes, for each pixel: a photo-emission element...
US-8,098,053 Charger for lithium ion secondary battery, and method of charging the same
A charger for a lithium ion secondary battery includes a series circuit of a reverse-current preventive switch, a charging switch and a current-detecting...
US-8,098,052 Battery charger
A batter charger for charging a secondary batter using a power supply circuit which converts an AC input into a DC output, includes a first resistor for...
US-8,097,928 Solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus
A solid-state imaging device having a light-receiving section that photoelectrically converts incident light includes an insulating film formed on a...
US-8,097,914 Semiconductor device and manufacturing method of the same
Disclosed herein is a semiconductor device including: a main body transistor region; and an electrostatic discharge protection element region, wherein the main...
US-8,097,488 Method for forming pattern, method for manufacturing semiconductor apparatus, and method for manufacturing display
A method for forming a pattern includes the steps of forming a resin pattern through printing on a substrate, forming a water-repellent pattern in such a way...
US-8,097,486 Method for producing a solid-state imaging element
There is provided a solid-state imaging element having a light receiving part generating charges by light irradiation, and a source/drain region of a...
US-8,097,365 Electrode current collector and method for inspecting the same, electrode for battery and method for producing...
A current collector forming an electrode for battery. The electrode current collector is made of copper or a copper alloy, and has a front surface color and a...
US-8,097,189 Method for manufacturing optical disc master and method for manufacturing optical disc
A method for manufacturing an optical disc master using an existing exposure system, and a method for manufacturing an optical disc having higher recording...
US-8,096,863 Emotion-based game character manipulation
Methods and systems for emotion-based game character manipulation are provided. Each character is associated with a table of quantified attributes including...
US-8,096,669 Surface light source device and image display apparatus
A surface light source device includes a light source facing a reflective surface of a reflecting member, and a light-controlling member composed of a...
US-8,096,421 Micro-fluidic chip, micro-particle sorting device and flow controlling method
A micro-fluidic chip including a channel through which a liquid containing micro-particles flows, and a gas jetting section configured to jet a gas toward the...
US-8,096,181 Inertial sensor
An inertial sensor includes a drive structure 11 which performs one reference oscillation in an XY plane, and force detecting structures 12 (12-1 to 12-4) which...
US-D652,414 Computer
US-RE43,111 Picture signal transmitting method and apparatus
A picture type identifier, indicating one of intra-picture coding (an I-picture), forward or backward predictive coding (a P-picture) and bi-directionally...
US-8,095,955 Methods and systems for improving network response during channel change
In response to a channel change command in a home network, to reduce latency a real time network bandwidth determination is made and if the determination...
US-8,095,948 System and method for billing for interactive television
A system and method for billing for interactive television (ITV) includes recording the content accessed by a consumer and the time of access to render an...
US-8,095,891 Smart menu apparatus
A smart search menu is displayed on a video display unit, wherein the menu includes an accumulated search criteria list and a results list. A user's selection...
US-8,095,864 Electronic apparatus, page display method, program, and storage medium
An electronic apparatus capable of displaying linked pages in turn by an easy operation for users is provided. In a <body> element in an SMIL document,...
US-8,095,790 Information processing apparatus and method, and computer program
A recording/playback apparatus for recording or playing back content is provided. For example, a playback unit plays back a medium on which an encrypted content...
US-8,095,784 Computer system and method for activating basic program therein
A computer system capable of executing a basic program for providing a program execution environment. The system has a storage device for storing data that is...
US-8,095,749 Application pre-launch to reduce user interface latency
A device stores a plurality of applications and a list of associations for those applications. The applications are preferably stored within a secondary memory...
US-8,095,718 Bridge, information processor, and access control method
A downstream port 22 of a bridge 20 connecting a processor unit and a peripheral device acknowledges access from the peripheral device via one of a plurality of...
US-8,095,664 Method, apparatus, and computer program for processing information
A switcher, residing in a memory, detects a connectable network when a terminal is powered on. When a network is detected, a communication unit issues a message...
US-8,095,646 Content ancillary to sensory work playback
An ancillary device is used to access content related to a sensory work during the playback of the sensory work. The ancillary device receives information...
US-8,095,578 Data processing system and method therefor
A data providing system for distributing content data from a data providing apparatus to a data processing apparatus and managing said data providing apparatus...
US-8,095,555 Information processing apparatus and method and information system
Disclosed herein is an information processing apparatus as a terminal apparatus with respect to a server which provides content data, including: a management...
US-8,095,527 Reproducing apparatus and method, information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program
The present invention is intended to automatically construct a database of contents data which are distributed over plural reproducing apparatuses and search...
US-8,095,493 Information processing apparatus, information processing method and computer program
An information processing apparatus that constructs an information analysis processing configuration to be applied to information analysis processing in a...
US-8,095,468 Method for providing protected audio/video content
A method for providing protected content, wherein content usage rights information and/or usage state information is embedded into obtained primary data that...
US-8,095,406 Content display method, a content display apparatus, and a recording medium on which a content display program...
A content display method is disclosed. The content display method includes the steps of: accepting an instruction input to create a target calendar; extracting...
US-8,095,178 Wireless intelligent switch engine
A wireless intelligent switch engine (WISE) is described. The wireless intelligent switch engine provides for automatic switching between different physical...
US-8,095,150 Method and apparatus for conveying location of lost or motionless mobile communication devices
Movement of a mobile communication device is monitored during any of its powered modes. Upon sensing lack of movement, the location of the device is identified....
US-8,095,148 Position information processing method, position information processing system, position information processing...
A position information processing method includes: measuring, at a communication apparatus, a signal intensity of a signal transmitted from a plurality of base...
US-8,095,147 Multi-device location monitoring system
A method and device are provided for receiving a wireless location tracking activation signal. Location monitoring in initiated based on the received wireless...
US-8,095,081 Device and method for hands-free push-to-talk functionality
A device for hands-free push-to-talk functionality may include a push-to-talk sensor or switch operable by at least one of a preset audible signal, a...
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