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Joel Walter Zdepski, Howard Geza Page: Method and apparatus for operating a transactional server in a proprietary database environment. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Jeffrey D Carter, Bruce J Bowman, October 20, 1998: US05825884 (297 worldwide citation)

A transactional server system for transferring subscriber information requests to information service providers, and methods of operating the same result in discouraging reconstruction of the subscriber information. The transactional server system comprises a subscriber platform which transfers an e ...


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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Jeffrey Philip Reavis, Robert Howard Miller, Sheila Renee Crosby, Hugh Boyd Morrison, Megan Louise Brown: Scheduler employing a predictive agent for use in a television receiver. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Frank Y Liao, February 2, 1999: US05867226 (295 worldwide citation)

In a television system in which at least program title information for programs which are to be transmitted in the future is transmitted in advance to form a channel guide listing, apparatus is provided for searching for specific television programs which satisfy certain criteria concerning a user's ...


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Elliott Broadwin, Jon C Haass: Interactive television system and method for displaying web-like stills with hyperlinks. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Sun Microsystems, Jeffrey C Hood, Conley Rose & Tayon, May 11, 1999: US05903816 (278 worldwide citation)

A system and method for displaying still video images related to video content in an interactive broadcast television system. The system and method of the present invention may also be used for simulating an Internet home page on an interactive television system. The present invention thus supports ...


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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Robert Howard Miller: Consumer interface for programming device. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Robert D Shedd, October 28, 1997: US05682206 (247 worldwide citation)

A television system for receiving a plurality of television programs includes a programming unit for causing the television system to receive and record a particular television show aired on a given channel, at a particular time and date in accordance with schedule data entered by a user. The televi ...


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Harold Blatter, Kevin Elliott Bridgewater, Michael Scott Deiss, Thomas Edward Horlander: Processing and storage of digital data and program specific information. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Alexander J Burke, May 19, 1998: US05754651 (224 worldwide citation)

A program representative packetized datastream is generated from an input packetized datastream representing a plurality of programs. Program content packets comprising a desired program selected from the plurality of programs are identified. Condensed program specific information (CPSI) suitable fo ...


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Kenneth W Maze, Joseph W Forler: Television receiver using received channel guide information and a secondary video signal processor for displaying secondary channel information. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Thomas F Lenihan, Peter M Emanuel, September 17, 1996: US05557338 (222 worldwide citation)

A television receiver system having secondary picture display capability (such as PIP or POP) includes two tuners and signal processing arrangements, and circuitry for receiving a transmitted channel guide. In response to a "BROWSE" command, the receiver maintains the currently-tuned first channel a ...


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David J Duffield: Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, April 3, 1990: US04914517 (189 worldwide citation)

A tuning system is provided which allows a user to enter into a memory text labels associated with respective channels to be tuned so that, thereafter, a channel to be tuned may be selected by the user by entering its label. The time required to search the memory for a match with a previously stored ...


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Pankaj Rohatgi, Vincent Dureau: Apparatus and method for authenticating transmitting applications in an interactive TV system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, April 29, 1997: US05625693 (182 worldwide citation)

An executable interactive program is combined with audio/video data for transmission. The program is divided into modules, similar to computer files, and a Directory Module is created which links program modules. Security for the executable application is provided by attaching a signed certificate t ...


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David J Duffield, Gene H Johnson: Programmable picture-outside-picture display. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, March 14, 1995: US05398074 (182 worldwide citation)

A wide screen television apparatus comprises a memory for storing a set of video sources, a circuit for tuning to the set of video sources and a video signal processor. The video signal processor is coupled to the memory and to the tuning circuit, and develops a wide screen multiple picture display ...


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Harold Blatter, Thomas Edward Horlander, Kevin Elliott Bridgewater, Michael Scott Deiss: Decoding system and data format for processing and storing encrypted broadcast, cable or satellite video data. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Alexander J Burke, January 18, 2000: US06016348 (172 worldwide citation)

A decoder conditional access system incorporates different encryption systems for providing access to programs derived from different sources. A conditional access processor for processing encrypted program data and an associated encryption code includes a first algorithm means for decrypting the en ...



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