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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...
US-8,095,073 Method and apparatus for improved mobile station and hearing aid compatibility
A mobile station includes an adjustable member for increasing a separation distance between an audio signal output device and an electronic circuit to reduce...
US-8,095,072 System and method for managing wireless connections in computer
A Wireless Connection Utility (WCU) provides a unified user experience for managing various types of wireless connections, including Wireless WANs, Wireless...
US-8,094,996 Recording apparatus, recording method, recording program, image pickup apparatus, image pickup method, and...
Recording of video data is enabled by a management structure of a clip which is compatible with a BD-ROM standard. In accordance with the recording starting...
US-8,094,992 Information recording device and method, program storage medium, and program
The present invention relates to an information recording device and method, a program storage medium, and a program, wherein updated file system information...
US-8,094,891 Generating music playlist based on facial expression
A method may include playing a first song on a device, capturing an image of a user, performing facial expression recognition of the user based on the image,...
US-8,094,853 Speaker system and fitting device
A speaker system includes a cabinet, a front baffle, a speaker unit, a rear baffle, and a fitting member fitted in the rear baffle. The front baffle includes a...
US-8,094,852 Headset
A headset for using an electronic device worn on a head, includes an ear clip formed to have a shape conforming to and wearable on a root of auricle. The ear...
US-8,094,843 Low-profile piezoelectric speaker assembly
A low-profile speaker assembly comprises a substrate and a substantially plan piezoelectric element disposed in a plane substantially parallel to the substrate...
US-8,094,835 Signal processing apparatus
A signal processing apparatus includes first and second extracting units extracting frequency components having a first frequency band and a second frequency...
US-8,094,822 Broadcast encryption key distribution system
Each terminal in a wireless ad-hoc communication system includes an encryption-key management list table 660. The encryption-key management list table 660...
US-8,094,807 Information processing system, information processing apparatus, methods, program and recording medium
A true person can be verified with ease and a high degree of reliability. An ATM communicates with a server installed in a data center to carry out a...
US-8,094,714 Speculative start point selection for motion estimation iterative search
A speculative start point selection for motion estimation iterative search improves the efficiency and quality of the integer-pel motion estimation iterative...
US-8,094,693 Laser control method and laser control circuit
A laser control method includes the steps of: using a laser control circuit which includes a constant current circuit that maintains a constant current flowing...
US-8,094,678 Method of and apparatus for providing reserved bandwidth to ethernet devices over switched ethernet including a...
A combined IEEE 1394-2000 and ethernet network allows devices to operate according to both the IEEE 1394-2000 protocol and the ethernet protocol. The devices...
US-8,094,588 Information transmission method, information transmission apparatus, information recording or reproducing...
An information transmission method capable of reproducing the atmosphere of a concert hall or a live performance hall, wherein bio-information of a speaker,...
US-8,094,548 Transmission format, communication control apparatus and method, recording medium, and program
JPEG-2000 data is formatted into RTP packets for transmission through the Internet. A priority field is provided in the format, and a value indicating the...
US-8,094,525 Information recording method and information recording apparatus
In an information recording method, information is recorded to semiconductor memory when at least a specified amount of free space exists in the semiconductor...
US-8,094,491 Semiconductor device
A semiconductor device includes a memory cell including a thyristor element with a gate having a pnpn structure formed in a semiconductor substrate, and a...
US-8,094,385 Image pickup lens and image pickup apparatus
An image pickup lens includes: a first lens group including a single negative lens and a single positive lens disposed in order from the object side to the...
US-8,094,283 Liquid crystal display
A liquid crystal display including a polarizing plate having a linear polarization axis slanted in relation to a scan line, a transparent pixel electrode, an...
US-8,094,267 Liquid crystal display device, methods for manufacturing the same, and electronic apparatus
A liquid crystal display device whose sub-pixel region has a reflective display region that displays an image in a reflective mode and a transmissive display...
US-8,094,261 Display unit and processing system each having a wiring board in substantially the same plane as a liquid...
Disclosed are a display unit and a data processing system equipped therewith. The display unit includes a liquid crystal module, a rear panel covering the back...
US-8,094,253 Display device, driving method of display device, and driving method of display element
Disclosed herein is a driving method of a display device. The display device includes display elements arranged in a form of a two-dimensional matrix and each...
US-8,094,252 Display apparatus and method for driving the same
A method of driving a display apparatus formed by arranging display devices each having a driving circuit and a current-driven type light emitting portion, the...
US-8,094,230 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program
The present invention is an image processing apparatus for converting an original image into an enlarged image on which enlargement processing has been...
US-8,094,213 Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and program in which an original image is modified with...
An image processing apparatus, an image processing method, and an image processing program in which a special effect that allows a subject to be modified so...
US-8,094,210 Image synthesis apparatus, image pickup apparatus, image synthesis method, and program
An image synthesis apparatus is provided. The image synthesis apparatus includes a synthesis control block configured to determine a synthesized gain from a...
US-8,094,204 Image movement based device control method, program, and apparatus
An information processing apparatus of the present invention includes a shot image obtaining portion, an image processing portion, a data conversion portion and...
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