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Francoise Le Bolzer, Corinne Nicolas, Delia Cormos, Raphael Gillard, Alexandre Laisne: Dielectric resonator type antennas. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Robert D Shedd, Brian J Cromarty, March 27, 2007: US07196663 (145 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a dielectric resonator antenna comprising a block (10) of dielectric material of which a first face intended to be mounted on an earth plane is covered with a metallic layer (11). According to the invention, at least one second face perpendicular to the first face is ...


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Patrice Hirtzlin, Ali Louzir, Jean François Pintos, Franck Thudor: Source-antennas for transmitting/receiving electromagnetic waves. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Robert D Shedd, Brian J Cromarty, May 6, 2008: US07369095 (93 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a source-antenna for transmitting/receiving electromagnetic waves comprising an array of n radiating elements (113, 114) operating in a first frequency band, means (20) with longitudinal radiation operating in a second frequency band, the array and the means with lon ...


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David Johnston Lynch: Close captioning system in windows based graphics system. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Joseph J Opalach, Brian J Cromarty, March 31, 2009: US07511761 (33 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for correcting distortion of characters included in an auxiliary data signal received with a video signal. The distortion is corrected by generating a signal representing a background and foreground of both a first character and a second subsequent character. The background an ...


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Mike Xing: Method for processing auxiliary information in a video system. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Robert D Shedd, Brian J Cromarty, May 6, 2008: US07369180 (32 worldwide citation)

A method for processing auxiliary information, such as closed caption or teletext data, in a video system enables an increased number of characters to be displayed per line. According to an exemplary embodiment, a video system (100) includes a tuner (10) operative to receive a video signal including ...


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Khelan M Modi, Joseph Wayne Forter, Charu Aneja, Aaron Hal Dinwiddie: Digital/analog closed caption display system in a television signal receiver. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Joseph J Opalach, Brian J Cromarty, February 16, 2010: US07663696 (31 worldwide citation)

A digital television signal receiver (20) processes a digital television signal and auxiliary information contained in the digital television signal regardless of whether the auxiliary information is analog auxiliary information (36) or digital auxiliary information (34) and produces a television di ...


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Daniel Thomas Wetzel, Terry Wayne Lockridge, Michael F Barry: Method and apparatus for selecting a satellite signal. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Robert D Shedd, Brian J Cromarty, September 13, 2005: US06944878 (23 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for ensuring a correct satellite signal connection. Specifically, a user selects a satellite signal via an integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) from at least one satellite, and the IRD sends a command signal to a selector switch to acquire and lock onto said satellite signal. The ...


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Brian David Bajgrowicz, John Joseph Curtis III: Multiple RF signal switching apparatus. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Lake, Robert D Shedd, Brian J Cromarty, August 28, 2007: US07263469 (18 worldwide citation)

An RF multiple switching apparatus, such as one included in or coupled to a broadcast satellite signal receiver, having a plurality of multiple RF signal input ports for receiving respective ones of a plurality of RF signals, such as broadcast satellite television signals, utilizes a relative signal ...


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Barry Jay Weber: Method and system for sharing information with users in a network. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Robert D Shedd, Brian J Cromarty, October 16, 2007: US07284032 (15 worldwide citation)

A method for sharing information in a network includes steps of enabling a user to define a data segment, recording the defined data segment, transmitting first information associated with the defined data segment to a remote location, and receiving second information associated with the defined dat ...


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Ali Louzir, Philippe Minard, Dominique Lo Hine Tong: Dual-band antenna with twin port. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Robert D Shedd, Brian J Cromarty, June 6, 2006: US07057568 (15 worldwide citation)

The invention proposes an antenna operating in two frequency bands and having two separate ports. The invention is a printed antenna with slot produced on a ground plane. Said antenna consisting of a slot 1, said antenna having a first port produced by a first microstrip line 2, the coupling between ...


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Laurent Chatelier, Stéphane Allie, Pierre Mauclair, Nicolas Marce, Jean Luc Jumpertz, René Gauthier: Method and apparatus for automatic channel search. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Lake, Robert D Shedd, Brian J Cromarty, February 6, 2007: US07174145 (14 worldwide citation)

The invention reduces the time required for automatically searching for channels on a device receiving channels of various widths. The invention proposes a channel detection process which carries out successive passes with frequency spacings corresponding to channels of a specific width. During each ...