Gregory C Smith, Thomas J Quinn, James J Leftwich: Multimedia user interface. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Vincent E Duffy, Michael A Pugel, June 19, 2007: US07233316 (253 worldwide citation)

A user interface for multimedia centers advantageously utilizes hand-held inertial-sensing user input devices to select channels and quickly navigate the dense menus of options. Extensive use of the high resolution and bandwidth of such user input devices is combined with strategies to avoid uninten ...

Kenneth Wayne Maze, Jeffrey Philip Reavis, Robert Howard Miller, Sheila Renee Crosby, Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Hugh Boyd Morrison, Megan Louise Brown: Scheduler apparatus employing a gopher agent. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Frank Y Liao, April 10, 2001: US06216264 (248 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 the listing for specific user-entered information, and upon successful conclusion t ...

Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer: System and method for customizing program guide information to include reminder item or local identifier. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Robert D Shedd, Frank Y Liao, January 2, 2001: US06169543 (243 worldwide citation)

An interface and a method for customizing program guide information containing program descriptions is provided. The program guide information is downloaded and stored in a memory, preferably in a generic manner. A menu is generated based on the program guide information. The menu includes program i ...

Sheau Bao Ng: Lower resolution HDTV receivers. RCA Thomson Licensing Corporation, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, November 16, 1993: US05262854 (204 worldwide citation)

A receiver for receiving block coded HDTV compressed digital video signals decimates the data in each block to produce NTSC resolution images but with a significant savings in receiver hardware.

Daniel Richard Schneidewend: System for processing programs and program content rating information derived from multiple broadcast sources. Thomson Licensing, J S Tripoli, R H Kurdyla, J M Navon, March 4, 2003: US06529526 (202 worldwide citation)

A system processes packetized program information, from different broadcast sources, containing programs and program specific information including associated content rating data. A program specific parameter of a desired program is selected based on its source from equivalent parameters from altern ...

Scott E Klopfenstein: System for acquiring and processing broadcast programs, program guide and channel identification data. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Joel M Fogelson, April 4, 2006: US07024676 (174 worldwide citation)

A system for acquiring program guide information conveyed on one of a plurality of broadcast channels involves identifying an individual broadcast channel in response to user entry of either of, (a) a first channel identification number (e.g. a virtual channel identification number) and (b) a differ ...

Christy R Martin, Bernard Agasse: Portal for a communications system. Thomson Licensing, Osha Liang, February 6, 2007: US07174512 (171 worldwide citation)

A portal for a communications system that includes a remote terminal connected via a communications network to a broadcast center. The portal includes a display connected to the remote terminal for displaying an arrangement of cells, each cell including a visual object and an underlying application. ...

Marco Winter, Dirk Adolph, Jobst Hörentrup: Method and apparatus for automatic detection of data types for data type dependent processing. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, Joel M Fogelson, April 15, 2008: US07359917 (165 worldwide citation)

A method for automatic detection of data types for data type dependent processing has two orthogonal classification systems defined, and determines for incoming data items a data type according to the first classification system and another data type according to the second classification system. Th ...

Daniel Richard Schneidewend, Aaron Hal Dinwiddie, Steven Charles Rhoads: Preferred service management system for a multimedia video decoder. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Alexander J Burke, January 30, 2001: US06182287 (163 worldwide citation)

A video decoder provides an interface enabling a User to create, manage and maintain favorite service lists for facilitating User navigation through a complex array of multimedia services. The on-screen display interface system generates an abbreviated menu list of favorite multimedia services avail ...

Sheau Bao Ng: Video signal decompression apparatus for independently compressed even and odd field data. RCA Thomson Licensing Corporation, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, September 8, 1992: US05146325 (161 worldwide citation)

In a video decompression system for decompressing compressed image data wherein odd and even fields of video signal are independently compressed in sequences of intraframe and interframe compression modes and interleaved for transmission, the odd and even fields are independently decompressed. Durin ...