US Pat. No. 9,596,511

RECEIVING DEVICE, RECEIVING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

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1. A receiving device for receiving an audio/video (AV) content broadcast, comprising:
processing circuitry configured
to obtain, using a uniform resource identifier (URI), a description document described in a predetermined computer language
for displaying another content different from the AV content;

to determine, based on the URI, whether the obtained description document is managed by a broadcaster which broadcasts the
AV content or is managed by a different operator other than the broadcaster; and

to control execution of the obtained description document according to a management mode that is set based on the determination
of whether the obtained description document is managed by the broadcaster or is managed by the different operator.

US Pat. No. 9,602,945

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING

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1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
circuitry configured to
receive a measurement result from one or more wireless nodes that measure a signal output from each of a plurality of client
devices;

detect a region in which each of the plurality of client devices is positioned within a target area divided into a plurality
of regions, on a basis of the received measurement result, wherein each of the plurality of regions has a set of corresponding
parameter values for controlling at least one of a sound signal and a video signal;

determine whether all of the plurality of client device are positioned within a same region;
when the plurality of client devices are positioned within the same region convert the at least one of the sound signal and
the video signal using the parameter values corresponding to the region in which the plurality of client devices are positioned;

when the plurality of client devices are not positioned within the same region, convert the at least one of the sound signal
and the video signal using parameter values; and

output the converted at least one of the sound signal and the video signal.

US Pat. No. 9,584,841

CONTENTS RECEPTION DEVICE AND METHOD, CONTENTS TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

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12. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having embodied thereon a program, which when executed by a computer causes
the computer to perform a method, the method comprising:
receiving control information relating to broadcasting of a content with a transmission rate unsynchronized with a playback
rate, based on a signal to be transmitted as a broadcast wave;

generating a downloading schedule that is reserved information for receiving and recording contents to be broadcasted with
a logical channel corresponding to registration information set beforehand, based on said control information;

receiving each of said contents and recording in a recording medium, based on said downloading schedule; and
playing a content recorded in said recording medium with said playback rate;
wherein said control information relating to broadcasting of contents includes
predetermined descriptive data in which, in the event of taking the transmission path of said broadcast wave signal of said
frequency band as a physical channel, information relating to a logical channel obtained by dividing said physical channel
into a plurality of transmission paths using a predetermined method is described, and

meta data in which information relating to a content to be transmitted with each of said logical channels is described,
wherein said registration information set beforehand comprises information for determining a logical channel of a registered
Push-type service and also comprises information that indicates a user desired contents group that the user is interested
in downloading, wherein the user desired contents group is associated with a type of service corresponding to the registered
Push-type service, and the user desired contents group is taken as a unit and represents programs to be broadcasted in series
together,

wherein each one of said logical channels is assigned to a different respective Push-type NRT broadcasting service, and
wherein selected ones of the content having the logical channel corresponding to the registration information and matching
the user desired contents group are automatically downloaded and recorded.

US Pat. No. 9,432,628

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

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1. An information processing device to execute a content storing process via a network to a server having a CDS (Content Directory
Service) function of executing content management by using a content managing directory having a hierarchical structure, the
information processing device comprising:
a communication unit to execute data communication;
a processor, and
a memory coupled to the processor,
wherein the memory is encoded with one or more instructions that, when executed by the processor, define
a control unit to execute a process of receiving, from the server via the communication unit, storage means information including
a plurality of storage destination identifiers, each storage destination identifier specifying a separate storage means from
a plurality of storage means included in the server, and to transmit a content storage request including one storage destination
identifier that includes a content storage destination that specifies a selected storage means and content to be stored to
the specified storage means on the server;

wherein the CDS holds a content list having a hierarchical structure based on metadata corresponding to content type; and
wherein the plurality of storage means comprise a plurality of different types of non-transitory storage media.

US Pat. No. 9,774,819

REPRODUCTION DEVICE, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

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1. A reproduction device, comprising:
a readout unit configured to read out, from a recording medium that has recorded coded data of an extended video that is a
video having a second brightness range that is wider than a first brightness range, brightness characteristic information
that represents a brightness characteristic of the extended video, and brightness conversion definition information used when
performing a brightness conversion of the extended video to a standard video that is a video having the first brightness range,
and the coded data;

a decoding unit configured to decode the coded data;
a conversion unit configured to convert the extended video obtained by decoding the coded data to the standard video on a
basis of the brightness conversion definition information; and

an output unit configured to output data of the extended video and the brightness characteristic information to a display
device that is capable of displaying the extended video and configured to output data of the standard video to a display device
that is not capable of displaying the extended video,

wherein the readout unit, the decoding unit, the conversion unit, and the output unit are each implemented via at least one
processor.

US Pat. No. 9,674,488

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

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1. An information processing apparatus comprising:
a processing circuit configured to (i) recognize a user in a captured image, (ii) establish a network connection, (iii) generate
display information; (iv) receive content image data of a content image, and (iv) transmit, via the network connection, the
display information for display on a display; and

wherein the processing circuit is configured, when the network connection is established and at least one user in the captured
image is recognized, to transmit, via the network connection, the display information, in which the display information includes
the content image data and user image data of the captured image, for display as a plurality of display screens displayed
one after another on the display such that

the content image is shifted from a first side of the display to a second side of the display opposite the first side so as
to appear on the display, and

a user image corresponding to the user image data is shifted to the second side of the display to fade out of the display.

US Pat. No. 9,621,936

INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

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9. A method, comprising:
acquiring log information, wherein the log information identifies content watched or recorded by a user, the content having
attribute values in plural attribute categories;

displaying, using circuitry, the plural attribute categories;
receiving an input to select one of the plural attribute categories;
searching the log information for content having attribute values for the selected attribute category;
displaying the attribute values for the selected attribute category in a descending order of appearance count of each attribute
value found in the log information;

receiving an input to select an attribute value from the displayed attribute values; and
displaying detailed information for recorded and broadcast content having the selected attribute value, wherein the detailed
information includes a list of recorded content and a list of content scheduled to be broadcast.

US Pat. No. 9,613,584

DISPLAY DEVICE, CMOS OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER, AND DRIVING METHOD OF DISPLAY DEVICE

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1. A display device comprising:
a display unit which includes a plurality of pixels and a plurality of driving lines for driving the plurality of pixels;
a driving circuit which drives the plurality of pixels through the plurality of driving lines, the driving circuit including
an amplifier with an output selectively coupled to any number of the driving lines; and

a control unit which adjusts a driving capability of the driving circuit according to the number of simultaneous driving lines
of the driving circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,805,132

APPARATUS, METHOD AND SYSTEM TO SELECT CONTENT FROM HISTORY INFORMATION REPRESENTING PREVIOUSLY REPRODUCED CONTENT

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1. An information processing apparatus connectable to a contents supply server, in which data of a plurality of contents classified
into a plurality of classifications in accordance with a predetermined standard is stored in the contents supply server and
acquirable via a network for reproduction by each of a plurality of renderers, said apparatus comprising:
a storage to associate, as history information, type information indicating classification of identification information identifying
one or more contents reproduced by a respective renderer of the plurality of renders, and the one or more contents, and to
store the history information;

an input unit to receive an input of a reproduction request for a desired renderer which includes a desired type information,
to search the history information for the desired renderer based on the desired type information, and to determine content
of a reproduction object based on the search;

an instruction transmission unit to transmit an instruction to acquire the determined content, and reproduce the determined
content to the desired renderer, via the network; and

an updating unit to update the history information stored by the storage to indicate, for the determined content reproduced
by the desired renderer, the desired renderer and classification information for the determined content.

US Pat. No. 9,774,921

CONTENT TRANSFER DEVICE AND CONTENT TRANSFER METHOD, CONTENT REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND CONTENT REPRODUCTION METHOD, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

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1. An apparatus comprising:
a reception unit to receive a reproduction control command transmitted as a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request for
a video stream realized and issued by an application executed by a browser at a client device and indicating an interaction
detected by the application at the client device; and

a control unit to control transmission of a transformed video stream over a network in response to the reproduction control
command received by the reception unit, in which, when a selected content stream is from speed varied transfer of content
in accordance with the reproduction control command, in which the selected content stream has a first format protocol as exported
from a server, the control unit converts the selected content stream from the first format protocol to a second format protocol
to obtain the transformed video stream, the second format protocol having a format protocol such that a player operating on
the client device can reproduce the transformed video stream having the second format protocol by performing a same reproduction
processing that the player performs to reproduce the transformed video stream obtained from conversion by the control unit
of a format protocol of the content transferred at a speed without variation as the selected content stream exported from
the server,

in which the second format protocol is Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) pseudo streaming protocol, and
in which the first format protocol is different from (i) the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and (ii) the HTTP pseudo streaming
protocol,

such that the control unit is configured (i) to convert the protocol of the received reproduction control command from the
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol to the first format protocol and to cause the reproduction control command having the first format
to be outputted for receipt by the server, and (ii) to convert the protocol of the selected content stream from the first
format protocol to the HTTP pseudo streaming protocol to obtain the transformed video stream and to cause the transformed
video stream to be outputted for receipt by the player operating on the client device.

US Pat. No. 9,690,787

CONTENTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, CONTENTS MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

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1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a contents management system configured to, when executed, cause
a processor to manage multiple contents stored in one or more apparatuses, the contents management system comprising:
a command input unit configured to receive, using the processor, a search condition and a viewing style for guiding a user
to desired contents, in which the search condition is selected from a number of search conditions and the viewing style is
selected from a number of viewing styles;

a screen format generating unit configured to generate, using the processor, a screen format according to the selected viewing
style from the command input unit;

a contents search unit configured to acquire, using the processor, contents from the one or more apparatuses according to
the selected search condition; and

a contents presenting unit configured to cause, using the processor, at least part of the acquired contents to be displayed
on a screen in the format generated by the screen format generating unit,

the number of viewing styles includes (i) a map view wherein the screen format associated therewith is based on a map of a
geographical area with time information provided therewith, such that when the map view is the selected viewing style the
at least part of the acquired contents are represented on the map according to one or more geographical locations and the
time information associated with the at least part of the acquired contents is provided on the screen, and (ii) a calendar
view wherein the screen format associated therewith generated by the screen format generating unit is a calendar divided up
into multiple areas, each area representing a respective day, and

the command input unit is further configured to receive a switch viewing style command in which a currently selected one of
the map view or the calendar view is changed to the other one of the map view or the calendar view wherein a current screen
format is caused to be changed accordingly.

US Pat. No. 9,674,572

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAMMING FOR CATEGORIZING BROADCAST PROGRAM INFORMATION

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1. An information processing device, comprising:
a genre word table having a plurality of genres and a plurality of genre feature words indicating features of the plurality
of genres, wherein each genre is associated with a predetermined group of genre feature words; and

one or more processor configured to
extract genre feature words from program information of a plurality of programs included in a predetermined broadcast period
of a channel, and classifying the extracted genre feature words based on programs and genres, the genre feature words being
extracted at least from a program title, the name of a channel, and a program summary included in the program information
of programs on channels available for selection during a predetermined time period;

identify the channel by genre based on the genre feature words extracted from the program information;
acquire a command from a remote controller that indicates an operation of a program by a user;
assign a value to a respective genre feature word based on an operation history of a program whose program information is
used to extract that respective genre feature word and calculating a total value of all genre feature words extracted from
a respective channel as a user's degree of preference of the respective channel,

wherein the operation history of a program includes displaying, recording, dubbing and erasing of the program, and a higher
value is assigned to a genre feature word extracted from a displayed program than an erased program;

the one or more processors being further configured to display channels corresponding to the plurality of genres.

US Pat. No. 9,635,439

METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND RECEPTION APPARATUS FOR DELIVERY OF SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT

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1. A method of a reception apparatus for processing a trigger, comprising:
receiving content included in a transport stream from a content source, the transport stream including a trigger associated
with the content;

retrieving the trigger from the transport stream, the trigger including a resource location of a trigger parameters table
(TPT);

retrieving the TPT based on the resource location in the trigger; and
executing an interactive event corresponding to the received content based on the retrieved trigger and the retrieved TPT,
wherein timing of the execution of the interactive event is indicated in at least one of the retrieved trigger and the retrieved
TPT.

US Pat. No. 9,826,654

DISPLAY

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1. A display, comprising:
a plate member having flexibility and including a first face and a second face that face each other;
a plurality of frame members, each frame member provided on the first face of the plate member and extending in a first direction
of the first face; and

a liquid crystal panel having a light source, a heat releasing plate, an optical sheet, a light guide plate and a reflection
plate, said liquid crystal panel having flexibility and disposed on a side of the plate member on which the second face is
provided,

the plurality of frame members include a first frame member arranged at an upper side of the plate member, a second frame
member arranged at a lower side of the plate member, and a third frame member arranged at an intermediate location between
the upper side of the plate member and the lower side of the plate member,

the plate member includes a protrusion extending in a second direction which is orthogonal to the first direction, said protrusion
having a recessed portion located between the second face of the plate member and the liquid crystal panel,

the plate member having a first end and a second end located at opposite ends of the plate member in the first direction,
and said protrusion being provided at a location other than the first end or the second end, and

the heat releasing plate (i) arranged within the recessed portion of said protrusion and configured to extend in the second
direction and (ii) configured to dissipate heat generated by the light source and to provide structural reinforcement for
the plate member.

US Pat. No. 9,729,812

DISPLAY DEVICE

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1. A display device, comprising:
a front side unit that includes a display and a bezel, the display being configured to allow an image to be displayed on a
display screen, and the bezel supporting the display from a peripheral side and including an attached protrusion; and

a rear side unit that includes a back chassis and an attachment frame, the back chassis being disposed on an opposite surface
side to the display screen of the display, and the attachment frame being attached to a surface on a display side of the back
chassis and including an attaching protrusion,

wherein the front side unit is configured to be butted against the rear side unit and slid with respect to the rear side unit
in a surface direction of the display screen, allowing the attached protrusion to be engaged with the attaching protrusion
to allow the front side unit to be connected to the rear side unit.

US Pat. No. 9,722,835

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTERLEAVING AND DEINTERLEAVING DATA

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1. A data processing apparatus configured to map data symbols received from a number of sub-carrier signals of Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbols into an output data stream, wherein the OFDM symbols comprise preamble symbols,
the number of sub-carrier signals are determined in accordance with one of a plurality of operating modes, and the data symbols
are divided into first sets of data symbols and second sets of data symbols, the data processing apparatus comprising:
demodulator circuitry configured to detect an indication of the operating mode;
a deinterleaver configured to perform an odd deinterleaving process that deinterleaves the first sets of data symbols from
the sub-carrier signals of first OFDM symbols into an output data stream and an even deinterleaving process that deinterleaves
the second sets of data symbols from the sub-carrier signals of second OFDM symbols into the output data stream; and

a deinterleaver memory,
the odd deinterleaving process including
writing the first sets of data symbols recovered from the sub-carrier signals of the first OFDM symbols into the deinterleaver
memory in accordance with an order defined by a permutation code, and

reading out the first sets of data symbols from the deinterleaver memory in a accordance with a sequential order into the
output data stream,

the even deinterleaving process including
writing the second sets of data symbols recovered from the sub-carrier signals of the second OFDM symbols into the deinterleaver
memory in accordance with a sequential order, and

reading out the second sets of data symbols from the deinterleaver memory in accordance with an order defined by the permutation
code into the output data stream, such that the odd and even interleaving processes together operate such that while data
symbols from the first set are being read from locations in the deinterleaver memory, data symbols from the second set can
be written to the locations just read from and when data symbols from the second set are being read from the locations in
the deinterleaver memory, the data symbols from a following first set can be written to the locations just read from,

wherein when the number of data symbols which can be carried by the sub-carriers of an OFDM symbol in one or more of the plurality
of operating modes is half or less than half of the number of data symbols, which can be carried in an operating mode which
provides the most number of data bearing sub-carrier signals per OFDM symbol, the data processing apparatus is configured
to deinterleave the data symbols from both the first and second sets in accordance with the odd deinterleaving process from
the first and second OFDM symbols.

US Pat. No. 9,722,836

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

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1. A data processing apparatus configured to map symbols received from sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol into an output symbol stream and configured to recover an estimate of source data, the data processing
apparatus, comprising:
a de-interleaver configured to read into a memory data symbols from the OFDM sub-carrier signals, and to read out of the memory
the data symbols into the output symbol stream to effect the mapping, the read out being in a different order than the read
in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are de-interleaved from the
OFDM sub-carrier signals;

an address generator configured to generate the set of addresses, an address being generated for each of the received data
symbols to indicate the OFDM sub-carrier signal from which the received data symbol is to be mapped into the output symbol
stream, the address generator including a linear feedback shift register including a predetermined number of register stages
and being configured to generate a pseudo-random bit sequence in accordance with a generator polynomial, and an address check
circuit configured to re-generate an address when a generated address exceeds a predetermined maximum valid address; and

circuitry configured to recover the estimate of the source data from the output symbol stream,
wherein the predetermined maximum valid address is approximately eight thousand, and
the linear feedback shift register has twelve register stages with a generator polynomial for the linear feedback shift register
of R?i[11]=R?i-1[0]?R?i-1[1]?R?i-1[4]?R?i-1[6], that is configured to form, with an additional bit, a thirteen bit address Ri[n] for the i-th data symbol from the bit present in the n-th register stage Ri[n] and wherein the address generator comprises an offset generator configured to add an offset to the formed 13 bit address.

US Pat. No. 9,723,360

INTERESTS AND DEMOGRAPHICS PROFILE FOR ADVANCED BROADCAST SERVICES

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1. A computer-implemented method for a digital broadcast system, the method comprising:
receiving and storing, by circuitry of a receiver, a plurality of questionnaires, each of the plurality of questionnaires
being associated with, and broadcast over-the-air by, a different one of a plurality of service providers of the digital broadcast
system, wherein each of the plurality of questionnaires comprises a data structure common to the plurality of service providers;

acquiring answers to the plurality of questionnaires;
storing the acquired answers to the plurality of questionnaires in a memory of the receiver;
downloading a plurality of different triggered declarative objects (TDOs) associated with the plurality of service providers;
executing one of the plurality of different TDOs; and
interfacing, by the circuitry, a script in the one of the plurality of different TDOs with at least one of the answers to
the plurality of questionnaires via an Application Programming Interface (API) implemented at the receiver, the API being
configured to interface scripts in the plurality of different TDOs with the at least one of the answers to the plurality of
questionnaires, each of the different TDOs being associated with a different one of the plurality of service providers, wherein

the one of the plurality of the different TDOs includes the script which is configured to perform a function conditioned on
the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires stored in the memory of the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,723,376

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, SERVER APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, SERVER PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

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5. An information processing apparatus, comprising:
a broadcast interface to receive a broadcast signal from a broadcast facility, said broadcast signal having broadcast content
and information of an application;

a demultiplexer to obtain the information of the application from the received broadcast signal;
a communication interface to communicate with an external server by way of an Internet network; and
a controller to (i) obtain from the information of the application location information indicative of a location in the external
server whereat an application is stored, (ii) validate an electronic signature provided with the information of the application,
and (iii) acquire the application from the external server by way of the Internet network based on the location information
when validation of the electronic signature is successful,

in which application mode information is associated with the application, the application mode information representing a
first mode or a second mode, the first mode being indicative of a broadcast linking type application which is capable of using
a broadcast function and the second mode being indicative of a broadcast non-linking type application which is incapable of
using the broadcast function,

in which the controller is configured to determine whether validation of the electronic signature is required or not based
whether the mode information represents the first mode or the second mode, such that the controller determines that the validation
of the electronic signature is not required when the application mode information represents the first mode and the controller
determines that the validation of the electronic signature is required when the application mode information represents the
second mode,

in which the broadcast facility is separate from the external server, and
in which the information processing apparatus is separate from the broadcast facility and the external server.

US Pat. No. 9,712,873

RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

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1. A reception apparatus comprising:
a memory; and
circuitry that
receives audio/video content;
downloads a correlation table based on control information, the correlation table including commands to be executed for an
application that is associated with the audio/video content and application information associated with the application;

downloads and stores the application associated with the audio/video content in the memory;
executes the commands corresponding to different entries of the correlation table; and
deletes the application from the memory based on the application information included in the downloaded correlation table,
wherein

the application information is provided in one or more dedicated fields for the application that precede the commands in the
correlation table.

US Pat. No. 9,699,505

SERVICE USAGE REPORTING DATA TRANSPORT

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1. A reception apparatus, comprising:
circuitry configured to
receive audio/video content and closed caption service data from a service provider;
when the closed caption service data includes a uniform resource identifier (URI), determine whether a command identifier
associated with the URI indicates the URI is a location of a server to which service usage information is to be sent,

when the command identifier indicates the URI is the location of the server to which the service usage information is to be
sent, associate the URI with the service provider; and

provide the service-usage information to the server according to the associated URI.

US Pat. No. 9,691,331

BACKLIGHT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE SUPPLIED WITH VARYING GRADATION VOLTAGES AT FREQUENCIES CORRESPONDING TO THE VIDEO SIGNAL FREQUENCY

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1. A liquid crystal video display device supplied with a video signal of varying amplitude exhibiting a video signal frequency,
comprising:
a first liquid crystal panel formed by disposing a liquid crystal layer between two transparent substrates arranged so as
to be opposed to each other;

a second liquid crystal panel formed by disposing a liquid crystal layer between two transparent substrates arranged so as
to be opposed to each other;

a single backlight disposed on a side of one of either said first liquid crystal panel or said second liquid crystal panel;
a first driving unit that supplies in successive frames a repeated varying gradation voltage irrespective of the video signal
amplitude, the supplied gradation voltage varies from relatively high to relatively low levels having a first frequency of
variation corresponding to said video signal frequency to drive said first liquid crystal panel on a side of said backlight
by a first speed corresponding to said video signal frequency and in which one frame period is divided into n fields of alternating
positive-going and negative-going gradations; and

a second driving unit that supplies the video signal and having a second frequency of variation different from the first frequency
to drive said second liquid crystal panel on a display surface side by a second speed different from said first speed and
concurrently with the driving by the first driving circuit of the first liquid crystal panel, such that the second liquid
crystal panel exhibits a transient response characteristic in said one frame period in response to the varying gradation voltage
supplied by the second driving unit and the first liquid crystal panel exhibits a sawtooth response characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,657,920

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

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1. An illumination device comprising:
a light source that is configured to generate light of a first wavelength;
a luminescent body that is configured to wavelength-convert the light of the first wavelength to light of a second wavelength,
the second wavelength being different from the first wavelength;

a container that accommodates the luminescent body; and
a wavelength selective filter that is provided on a portion of an outer surface of the container, the portion includes a light-incident
side of the container and at least part of one or more sides of the container which are adjacent to the light-incident side
of the container so as to be in direct contact therewith such that a side of the container which is opposite to the light-incident
side is not included in the portion, the wavelength selective filter being configured to transmit the light of the first wavelength
and to reflect the light of the second wavelength.

US Pat. No. 9,693,033

TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, TRANSMITTING METHOD, RECEIVING APPARATUS AND RECEIVING METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION OF IMAGE DATA FOR STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY USING MULTIVIEW CONFIGURATION AND CONTAINER WITH PREDETERMINED FORMAT

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1. A transmission device comprising:
a processing device configured to:
acquire image data of at least a left view and a right view, and image data of an intermediate view located between the left
view and the right view, among a plurality of views for stereoscopic image display;

transmit a container which has a predetermined format and includes a video stream obtained by coding the acquired image data;
insert view configuration information regarding image data in the video stream, into a layer of the video stream, in which
the view configuration information describes view allocation of views of the image data included in the video stream,

in which the view allocation indicates a first location of at least one first view of the views of the image data included
in the video stream relative to a center view for the image data included in the video stream; and

insert identification information for identifying whether or not the view configuration information is inserted into the layer
of the video stream into a layer of the container,

in which a first value is inserted as the identification information when the view configuration information is inserted into
the layer of the video stream, and in which a second value different from the first value is inserted as the identification
information when the view configuration information is not inserted into the layer of the video stream.

US Pat. No. 9,686,529

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

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1. An image processing apparatus comprising a computer programmed to invoke:
a subtitle information acquiring unit configured to acquire subtitle information to be combined with a main stereoscopic picture;
a parallax acquiring unit configured to acquire a parallax causing the subtitle information to be stereoscopically displayed;
a stereoscopic subtitle picture generating unit configured to generate a stereoscopic subtitle picture to be stereoscopically
displayed at a display position according to the parallax based on the subtitle information; and

an edge processing unit configured to change intensity of an edge in the stereoscopic subtitle picture according to the parallax,
wherein,
the edge processing unit increases the intensity of the edge according to the parallax when the display position is in front
of a certain reference position, and decreases the intensity of the edge according to the parallax when the display position
is behind the reference position.

US Pat. No. 9,667,934

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, METHOD OF TRANSMITTING IMAGE DATA IN HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE, RECEPTION APPARATUS, METHOD OF RECEIVING IMAGE DATA IN HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE, AND PROGRAM

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1. A reception apparatus comprising:
a data reception unit that receives image data in a high dynamic range for displaying an image in the high dynamic range from
an external apparatus over a transmission path;

an information reception unit that receives at least one of information on a transmission method for or information on gamma
correction for the image data in the high dynamic range that is received in the data reception unit, from the external apparatus;
and

a data processing unit that, based on the at least one of the information on the transmission method or the information on
the gamma correction that are received in the information reception unit, processes the image data in the high dynamic range
that is received in the data reception unit.

US Pat. No. 9,832,895

DISPLAY DEVICE

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7. A display device comprising
an assembly including:
a stand placed on an installation plane, and
a display section supported by the stand, the display section including:
a display; and
a weight object provided adjacent to a back face side of the display, the stand having a contact portion in contact with the
installation plane,

wherein, when viewed from a side of the display device, a footprint of the contact portion is within a footprint of the display
section.

US Pat. No. 9,787,968

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM USING AUDIO COMPRESSION DATA STREAM AS A CONTAINER OF OTHER INFORMATION

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15. A transmission/reception system comprising:
a transmission apparatus and a reception apparatus which are connected to each other through a transmission path,
wherein the transmission apparatus includes a first processing device configured to:
obtain an audio compression data stream having audio packets into which specific information is added as user data, in which
the audio compression data stream forms a multiplexed data stream from which the audio compression data stream is obtained,
the audio compression data stream used as a container of the specific information; and

transmit the audio compression data stream obtained to the reception apparatus through the transmission path, in which the
audio compression data stream obtained is transmitted without change through the transmission path, based on (i) a result
of a determination whether a first information included as flag information in a storage unit of the reception apparatus and
obtained from the reception apparatus indicates transmission of the audio compression data stream without change is requested
and (ii) a result of a second determination whether second information included in and obtained from the storage unit of the
reception apparatus, in which the second information indicates a compression format which can be managed in the reception
apparatus, indicates a compression format of the audio compression data obtained can be managed in the reception apparatus,
in which the first information and the second information are different from and external to each other, and in which the
first information and the second information are other than for direct selection by a user of the reception apparatus, and

wherein the reception apparatus includes a second processing device configured to:
receive the audio compression data stream into which the specific information is inserted through the transmission path, in
which in the transmission path the specific information is contained in the audio compression data stream; and

obtain non-compression audio data and the specific information by performing a decoding process on the audio compression data
stream received.

US Pat. No. 9,773,957

LIGHT SOURCE CIRCUIT UNIT, ILLUMINATOR, AND DISPLAY

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1. A light source circuit unit, comprising:
a plurality of circuit substrates, each of the circuit substrates having a wiring pattern on a surface thereof, the wiring
pattern having light reflectivity;

a plurality of pedestals on each of the circuit substrates;
a water-repelling region provided at least from a peripheral edge portion of each of the pedestals to a part of a side face
of the each pedestal;

one or more light-emitting device chips mounted on each of the pedestals, and driven by a current that flows through the wiring
pattern on the circuit substrate on which the each pedestal is provided; and

a lens on each of the pedestals.

US Pat. No. 9,772,441

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY UNIT

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1. A illumination device comprising:
a light source;
an optical component provided separately from the light source;
a holding member holding the light source and the optical component, wherein the holding member is divided into a plurality
of divided holding members in a longitudinal direction of the optical component, adjacent ones of the plurality of divided
holding members having end portions facing one another to define dividing parts and being joined at the dividing parts, each
of the end portions having a projection and a step part by which the adjacent ones of the plurality of divided holding members
are coupled with each other; and

a variable pressing member variably pressing the optical component against the holding member.

US Pat. No. 9,769,503

INFORMATION PROCESSOR, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM

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8. An information processing method of an information processor that makes up a home network system together with a terminal
device, the method comprising;
providing, to the terminal device, a command for the terminal device to send back to the information processor to cause an
identification function to be executed by circuitry of the information processor;

executing, by the circuitry of the information processor, the identification function that is configured to extract, from
content processed for display to a user, signature data indicating a feature of the content, generate a query including at
least the extracted signature data, and transmit the query to an identification server;

receiving a response indicating the identification result of the content returned from the identification server in response
to the query; and

transferring the response received from the identification server to the terminal device, wherein
the identification function is executed in response to receiving the command back from the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 9,769,526

TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS FOR FILTERING CONTENT

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1. A reception apparatus, comprising:
circuitry configured to
receive a digital broadcast signal, the digital broadcast signal being transmitted over a time period and including a question
and a predetermined answer to the question at different times, the predetermined answer to the question being associated with
content included in the digital broadcast signal,

extract the question from the received digital broadcast signal,
generate a user answer to the extracted question based on a user input,
store the user answer in a memory,
extract the predetermined answer to the question from the received digital broadcast signal,
determine whether the user answer and the predetermined answer to the question match, and
store or output for display the content included in the digital broadcast signal based on whether the user answer is determined
to match the predetermined answer to the question.

US Pat. No. 9,769,286

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD, RECEPTION APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SYSTEM

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1. A transmission system for distributing a content item to a client, the transmission system comprising:
circuitry configured to
receive or generate a script, the script being programmed to prompt a user to answer a question and cause the answer to be
stored in a preference, demographics, and interests (PDI) table on the client; and

transmit the content item and filter criteria associated with the content item.

US Pat. No. 9,767,743

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD PROVIDING BACKLIGHT CONTROL FOR SUB-FRAMES WITH IDENTICAL IMAGE CONTENTS

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1. A liquid crystal display apparatus comprising:
a liquid crystal display panel section including a liquid crystal display panel;
a backlight section placed on the rear of the liquid crystal display panel away from an image display surface, the backlight
section extending from end to end of the liquid crystal display panel in a horizontal scanning direction and including a plurality
of blocks arranged in a vertical scanning direction; and

a circuit section that performs control in a first sub-frame and a second sub-frame, wherein each of the first sub-frame and
the second sub-frame includes identical image contents to be displayed on the liquid crystal display panel, wherein performing
control in the first sub-frame comprises sequentially turning off blocks of the backlight section irradiating portions of
the liquid crystal display panel as image segments are being updated for the portions of the liquid crystal display panel
during the display of the first sub-frame, and wherein performing control in the second sub-frame-comprises sequentially turning
on blocks of the backlight section irradiating portions of the liquid crystal display panel as image segments are being updated
for the portions of the liquid crystal display panel during display of the second sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 9,729,258

TRANSMITTING DEVICE, TRANSMITTING METHOD, RECEIVING DEVICE, RECEIVING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND BROADCASTING SYSTEM

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1. A transmitting device comprising:
circuitry configured to generate an encoded audio stream in which control information relating to control of an application
to be executed in conjunction with content in a receiving device is embedded based on a size of the control information; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the generated encoded audio stream to the receiving device, wherein
the audio stream includes a plurality of audio frames, each of the audio frames including an audio data area and an additional
data area, and

when the size of the control information exceeds a size threshold, the control information is divided and embedded in the
additional data areas of a plurality of the audio frames in the encoded audio stream.

US Pat. No. 9,759,849

ALIGNMENT FILM, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ALIGNMENT FILM, RETARDATION FILM, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE RETARDATION FILM, AND DISPLAY

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1. An alignment film, comprising
an anchor layer and an alignment layer stacked in this order on a base,
wherein the alignment layer has a plurality of fine grooves of nanometer order scale on a surface thereof, the plurality of
fine grooves extending in a particular direction,

wherein the anchor layer is in contact with the base and with the alignment layer, and has a surface resistance of 1011 ohms per square centimeter or more and 1012 ohms per square centimeter or less,

wherein the anchor layer includes an anchor material including an acrylate monomer with three or more functional groups,
wherein the anchor material includes 50 parts by weight or more and 90 parts by weight or less of the acrylate monomer, a
conductive material, and a solvent in which the conductive material is to be dispersed, and

wherein the anchor layer has a thickness ranging from 0.5 ?m to 3.5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,705,669

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

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10. A signal processing device comprising:
clock width calculation circuitry configured to electronically obtain a valid section clock width that corresponds to a bit
rate of a valid section in which a transport stream packet exists; and

clock signal generation circuitry configured to combine clocks with different frequency dividing rates to generate a transport
stream clock signal, the clock signal generation circuitry being configured to use the valid section clock width to generate
the transport stream clock signal.

US Pat. No. 9,699,511

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

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1. An information processing apparatus, executed by a hardware processor, for processing content available on a network and
processing a broadcasted television program, the information processing apparatus comprising:
an acquisition section configured to acquire, from an information providing device via the network, or from a storage medium,
first operation button information, from an operation button list, for generating a first operation button, the first operation
button being operable to access a specific content via the network, each operation button of the operation button list being
operable to directly access a respective specific content via the network,

wherein the first operation button is set and changeable by a user of the information processing apparatus by selecting a
specific button from the operation button list, and downloading information of the specific button from the information providing
device, and

a display controlling section configured to generate a display signal, which simultaneously displays a broadcast icon button,
an Internet icon button, a setting icon button, and the first operation button set to the specific button downloaded by the
acquisition section, the first operation button being displayed without operating the Internet icon button and operable to
directly access the specific content at a site on the network without operating the Internet icon button, the broadcast icon
button being operable to cause the display of an operator-selected broadcasted television program,

wherein the information of the operation button list of the information providing device is provided by a plurality of content
managing devices via the network, and

wherein the first operation button and the broadcast icon button are displayed on the same display screen, and
wherein the first operation button is operable to access a channel having a plurality of streaming contents on the network,
each streaming content having a network address, and

wherein, when the first operation button is operated to access the channel, the acquisition section acquires the network addresses
of the plurality of streaming contents for selection of the respective streaming contents.

US Pat. No. 9,699,430

NETWORK SYSTEM, TERMINAL APPARATUS, RECORDING APPARATUS, METHOD OF DISPLAYING RECORD SCHEDULING STATE, COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR TERMINAL APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR RECORDING APPARATUS

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1. A network system, comprising:
a terminal apparatus;
a recording apparatus; and
a network, wherein
the recording apparatus includes:
a record-scheduling-state storing section that stores data of a record scheduling state of a program; and
a record-scheduling-state providing section that transmits the data of the record scheduling state stored in the record-scheduling-state
storing section through the network, and

the terminal apparatus includes:
a record-scheduling-state acquiring section that acquires the data of the record scheduling state of the recording apparatus
through the network;

an EPG data acquiring section that acquires EPG data;
a record-scheduling-state-display processing section that creates, on the basis of the data of the record scheduling state
acquired by the record-scheduling-state acquiring section and the EPG data acquired by the EPG data acquiring section, EPG
display data that reflects the record scheduling state; and

a display that displays the EPG display data created by the record-scheduling-state-display processing section,
wherein the record-scheduling-state acquiring section acquires data of record scheduling states of a plurality of the recording
apparatuses through the network, and

the record-scheduling-state-display processing section creates EPG display data that reflects a record scheduling state for
each of the recording apparatuses selected by a user.

US Pat. No. 9,660,839

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD USING PRE-DISTORTION

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1. A receiver apparatus for receiving data comprising:
reception circuitry configured to receive as an input second multi-carrier signals comprising components of two or more first
multi-carrier signals, each of the two or more first multi-carrier signals carrying same data, the same data having been encoded
and/or modulated a same way and transmitted using same transmission parameters, and having been distorted by a distortion
function applied using filters, the distortion function being different for each of the two or more first multi-carrier signals,
and the distortion function introducing a phase distortion by modulating a phase of subcarriers of the two or more first multi-carrier
signals; and

signal evaluation circuitry configured to evaluate the second multi-carrier signals to which distortion functions have been
artificially applied rendering the distortion functions invisible to the receiver apparatus, the signal evaluation circuitry
thereby retrieving the two or more first multi-carrier signals.

US Pat. No. 9,813,743

RECEIVING DEVICE, RECEIVING METHOD, PROVIDING DEVICE, PROVIDING METHOD, PROGRAMS, AND BROADCASTING SYSTEM

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1. A receiving device comprising:
circuitry; and
a memory storing a control program that, when executed by the circuitry, controls the circuitry to:
receive a broadcast signal including an application control descriptor,
wherein the application control descriptor includes an application control type that is one of
a first application control type that indicates whether an application can be acquired from a server based on the application
control type without command information from the broadcast signal or application control data from the server,

a second application control type that indicates whether the application is to be acquired based on the command information
from the broadcast signal, or

a third application control type that indicates whether the application is to be acquired based on the application control
data from the server;

acquire the application from the server based on the application control descriptor;
if the application control type is the second application control type, determine a command type of the command information
and perform a command on the application in accordance with the command type;

if the application control type is the third application control type, detect segment data within the application control
data that is synchronized with a progress of the broadcast signal and perform an operation in accordance with the segment
data; and

process a command in the receiving device based on the application control descriptor.

US Pat. No. 9,813,771

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM

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8. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium having a computer program stored thereon which when executed by a computer
cause the computer to execute processing including the steps of:
acquiring focused content information that relates to a selected content and comprises at least a genre and a title of the
selected content, wherein the selected content is selected by a user via a cursor that interacts with a program guide showing
a plurality of content items, the cursor being used to select one of the plurality of content items;

using content information about a plurality of other content, different from the selected content, to retrieve a content having
a high degree of relation to the focused content information acquired from the selected content;

generating specification information based on the result of retrieval; and
displaying, simultaneously, at least one of the genre and the title of the selected content of the focused content information
and the specification information, wherein the specification information is overlaid on the program guide and contains recommendations
for a plurality of content options.

US Pat. No. 9,741,314

IMAGE DATA PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

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1. An image data processing circuit comprising:
memory configured to store color code data during a previous time period, pixel information is electronically convertible
into the color code data prior to the color code data being stored in the memory; a region setting circuitry configured to
use synchronization data to set a boundary of an image; and

a correction processing circuitry configured to detect a tone difference between previous pixel data and current pixel data,
wherein the current pixel data is the pixel information during a current time period, the color code data in the memory is
electronically convertible into the previous pixel data during the current time period.

US Pat. No. 9,762,968

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD, RECEPTION APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SYSTEM

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1. A method of a content reception apparatus for receiving non-real-time (NRT) content, the method comprising:
receiving a digital television broadcast signal from a service provider, the digital television broadcast signal including
a digital television program and NRT content;

extracting the digital television program from the received digital television broadcast signal;
outputting the digital television program for display to a user;
receiving an instruction from the user to access a setting screen that is configured to display questions received from a
plurality of different service providers and receive answers to the questions, each of the questions relating to a preference,
demographic, or interest of the user, and

outputting, by the content reception apparatus in response to the instruction from the user, the setting screen.

US Pat. No. 9,716,923

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROGRAM SYNCHRONIZED TRIGGERED DECLARATIVE OBJECTS

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16. An apparatus for implementing a pre-delivered application, comprising:
circuitry configured to:
receive the pre-delivered application at a television receiver device, the application including a programmed routine script
that is executed when user activated; and

receive one or more trigger objects associated with the application to the television receiver device, one of the one or more
trigger objects including data that defines a notification time at which an announcement of the application is to be made
to the user,

wherein the announcement is presented to the user before the application is executable by user activation,
wherein responsive to user input indicating that the user requests dismissal of the announcement, removing the announcement
from display.

US Pat. No. 9,706,158

RECEIVER AND METHOD FOR REPORTING THE USAGE OF ADVANCED TELEVISION SERVICES

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1. A receiver adapted to receive digital content from a service provider, the receiver comprising:
circuitry configured to
receive a digital television signal, the digital television signal including the digital content provided by the service provider
and destination information;

extract the destination information from the received digital television signal, the destination information being used to
identify a server associated with the service provider to which usage information is to be provided via a network connection,
the usage information being associated with one or more detected events that occur during playback of the digital content
provided by the service provider and included in the digital television signal;

record the usage information associated with the one or more detected events that occur during the playback of the digital
content provided by the service provider and included in the digital television signal; and

provide, via the network connection, the usage information to the server associated with the service provider, the server
being identified based on the destination information extracted from the digital television signal.

US Pat. No. 9,648,398

VIRTUAL CHANNEL DECLARATIVE SCRIPT BINDING

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1. A method, comprising:
receiving a triggerable declarative object (TDO) at a digital television receiver device that carries out a programmed function
upon execution;

determining an existence of a particular value for an operational parameter of the television receiver device, the operation
parameter of the television receiver device corresponding to capabilities of the television receiver device required by the
programmed function; and

executing the programmed function using processing circuitry of the digital television receiver device, wherein execution
of the programmed function is conditional upon the determined existence of the particular value for the operational parameter
of the television receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,664,952

MOISTURE-PROOF STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

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1. A moisture-proof structure comprising:
a sealing layer surrounding or covering a moisture-proof target between a first base material and a second base material;
a moisture-proof material provided in contact with an outer side of the sealing layer and in a peripheral section of the first
base material and the second base material, the peripheral section being located outside the sealing layer; and

an uneven structure provided in a part of the first base material that makes contact with the moisture-proof material and
in a part of the second base material that makes contact with the moisture-proof material,

in which the sealing layer is formed from a material different from the moisture-proof material, and
in which (i) the uneven structure extends from the part of the first base material that makes contact with the moisture-proof
material to a part of the first base material that makes contact with the material of the sealing layer which is different
from the moisture-proof material, and (ii) the uneven structure extends from the part of the second base material that makes
contact with the moisture-proof material to a part of the second base material that makes contact with the material of the
sealing layer which is different from the moisture-proof material.

US Pat. No. 9,628,320

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

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1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:
processing circuitry configured to:
transmit an HTTP HEAD request to a Web server, the HTTP HEAD request for a URL of a Web service to be accessed by an external
device separate from the information processing apparatus;

receive a response, from the Web server, including a header that indicates a character string of an application programming
interface (API) to request issuance of a one-time URL;

determine whether the header of the response further includes a value that indicates a request to issue a one-time URL;
transmit, when the response is determined to include the value, an HTTP GET request to the Web server, the HTTP GET request
including a cookie that indicates an authentication state of the information processing apparatus;

receive the one-time URL from the Web server when the Web server determines, according to the cookie included in the HTTP
GET request, that the information processing apparatus is authorized; and

transmit the one-time URL to the external device, wherein the external device uses the one-time URL to access the Web service.

US Pat. No. 9,788,070

INFORMATION PROCESSOR, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

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1. An apparatus for providing content recommendations to a first user, the apparatus comprising:
circuitry configured to
control display of a first list that includes recommended content programs that satisfy search terms input by the user, the
recommended content programs being in a descending order according to a total recording count of each respective recommended
content program by a plurality of users, the plurality of users not including the first user; and

control display of a second list that includes alternative content programs that do not satisfy the search terms input by
the user, the alternative content programs being in a descending order according to a total recording count of each respective
alternative content program by the plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 9,838,716

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

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1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
a decoding section configured to decode a difference from a previous value of a prediction parameter used when an image of
a second layer having a different color gamut from a first layer is predicted from an image of the first layer; and

a prediction section configured to predict the image of the second layer from the image of the first layer using a current
value of the prediction parameter calculated using the difference decoded by the decoding section,

wherein the decoding section further decodes a control parameter indicating whether bit shift at a time of the prediction
of the image of the second layer is performed simultaneously with color gamut conversion when a bit depth of the second layer
is deeper than a bit depth of the first layer, and

wherein the decoding section and the prediction section are each implemented via at least one processor.