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John P Lappington, Susan K Marshall, Wayne Y Yamamoto, Cameron A Wilson: Transaction based interactive television system. Thomson Multimedia, Jeffrey D Carter, March 31, 1998: US05734413 (298 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system where interactive information is inserted in the vertical blanking interval of a standard television signal or some other appropriate medium. The signal is received and decoded by a settop device which sends the decoder signal, via an infrared signal, to a handheld d ...


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Max Artigalas, Paul Louis Meunier, Alain Staron: Method and device for recording and reading on a large-capacity medium. Thomson multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Frederick A Wein, July 18, 2000: US06091883 (267 worldwide citation)

The disclosure relates to a recording and reading apparatus constituting a kind of video reservoir in the home of the consumer. Thanks to a large-capacity storing technique with suitable technical device, broadcasters transmit numerous programs via specific channels and the consumer may control the ...


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Hongjin Kim: Select line driver for a display matrix with toggling backplane. Thomson Multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, September 7, 1999: US05949398 (224 worldwide citation)

When a given row in an array of a liquid crystal display having a toggling backplane voltage is de-selected, the row select line voltage also toggles to prevent capacitive current in the pixel capacitance. The row select line driver includes a pair of transistors coupled in a push-pull configuration ...


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Meunier Paul Louis, Artigalas Max, Staron Alain: Procedure and device for recording and reproducing, comprising a high capacity recording carrier. Thomson Multimedia, January 15, 1997: EP0753964-A1 (190 worldwide citation)

The procedure for recording and broadcasting audio and/or video information in the form of individual programmes includes the selection of one or more transmission channels to receive, and the coding the received signals in digital format. These are then recorded on a large capacity recording medium ...


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Laurent Chapuis, Nathalie Gonzales: Process for selecting programes, especially television programes and device and graphical interface implementing this process. Thomson multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Frank Y Liao, February 8, 2000: US06023267 (186 worldwide citation)

A process for selecting events, especially television programs and device and graphical interface implementing this process, including a transmission of service information. According to this process, at least two one-dimensional parallel lists of items are displayed, the first list of items (3) con ...


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Ruquiya Ismat Ara Huq: Bi-directional shift register. Thomson multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, January 12, 1999: US05859630 (141 worldwide citation)

A bi-directional shift register for scanning a liquid crystal display includes cascaded stages. A given stage includes an output transistor having a clock signal coupled thereto. A first input section is responsive to an output pulse of a second stage for generating a control signal that is coupled ...


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John P Lappington, Susan K Marshall, Wayne Y Yamamoto, Cameron A Wilson, Eric C Berkobin, Richard S Simons: Interactive television security through transaction time stamping. Thomson Multimedia, Jeffrey D Carter, June 9, 1998: US05764275 (135 worldwide citation)

A system for providing security on an interactive television system. Two sets of interactive data, with time stamps, are separately sent to a remote location. At the remote location, the time stamps are checked against a remote clock, a time difference being noted for both sets of data. The two time ...


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Boie Werner: Broadcast receiver adapted for analog and digital signals. Thomson Multimedia, February 14, 1996: EP0696854-A1 (119 worldwide citation)

Background: Digital satellite TV broadcasting systems use an analog IF input followed by an analog QPSK-demodulator and analog lowpass filters prior to A/D conversion. Normally, two A/D converters would be required for digital demodulation of the in phase and of the quadrature component. Gist of the ...


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John P Lappington, Susan K Marshall, Wayne Y Yamamoto, Cameron A Wilson: Transaction based interactive television system. Thomson Multimedia, Gregory P Gadson, June 10, 1997: US05638113 (110 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system where interactive information is inserted in the vertical blanking interval of a standard television signal or some other appropriate medium. The signal is received and decoded by a settop device which sends the decoder signal, via an infrared signal, to a handheld d ...


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Paul Wallace Lyons, Alfonse Anthony Acampora: Transport processor interface for a digital television system. Thomson Multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, May 11, 1999: US05903324 (103 worldwide citation)

A transmitted high definition television signal is represented by a packetized datastream configured as a sequence of data fields with a non-uniform data rate due to different types of different duration non-data overhead information. Each data field is prefaced by a Field Sync overhead segment foll ...