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Billy W Beyers Jr: Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Paul J Rasmussen, Peter M Emanuel, February 3, 1987: US04641205 (340 worldwide citation)

Programming apparatus for a scheduler of a television receiver or VCR for automatically tuning the system to channels corresponding to future programs requires, in its simplest form, only a single programming key for initiating the programming operation and digit keys for normally entering channel n ...


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Michael S Deiss: Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Paul J Rasmussen, Peter M Emanuel, January 22, 1985: US04495654 (284 worldwide citation)

A remote control system for a television receiver includes a remote control transmitter with keys for initiating a scan type channel selection operation and a memory for storing a list of preferred channels and non-preferred channels. During a scanning operation the non-preferred channels are passed ...


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Theodor E Bart, Ronald A Mills: TV Graphics and mixing control. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, W H Meagher, Ronald H Kurdyla, August 19, 1980: US04218698 (263 worldwide citation)

A system employed in a television receiver for decoding and displaying graphics information such as may be encoded on a broadcast video signal. The system includes a graphics signal decoder supplied with the encoded video signal, and a plurality of transmission gates responsive to logic control sign ...


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Mark A Harger, Joseph E Amaral, Harold Blatter: Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Paul J Rasmussen, Peter M Emanuel, January 21, 1986: US04566034 (235 worldwide citation)

A microprocessor for use in individual remote control transmitters for controlling respective different devices and for a unified remote control transmitter for controlling all the devices is programmed in the same manner for each in order to reduce inventory and testing costs to the manufacturer an ...


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Billy W Beyers Jr, Adam J Suchko: Television system scheduler. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Paul J Rasmussen, Peter M Emanuel, July 24, 1979: US04162513 (223 worldwide citation)

A television receiver includes a chassis having a digital tuner for generating local oscillator signals for tuning the receiver to respective channels in response to binary signals representing corresponding channel numbers and a signal processing unit for controlling at least one characteristic of ...


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Paul D Filliman: Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, June 17, 1986: US04595952 (168 worldwide citation)

A teletext decoder extracts digital information from a video signal for displaying graphics and textual information embedded in the video signal. The decoder includes a prefix processor responding to user supplied commands for selecting and storing the pertinent embedded information into a memory. T ...


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Laurence Joseph Thorpe: Television studio control apparatus. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Mason DeCamillis, February 3, 1976: US03936868 (166 worldwide citation)

This disclosure describes television studio control apparatus which permits caption or title information to be automatically faded into a video program signal and which further permits that information to be colored, if desired.


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Paul D Filliman: Teletext decoder using a common memory. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, June 17, 1986: US04595951 (161 worldwide citation)

A teletext decoder extracts digital information from a video signal for displaying graphics and textual information embedded in the video signal. The decoder includes a prefix processor responding to user supplied commands for selecting and storing the pertinent embedded information. The decoder inc ...


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Brian Astle: Cursor controlled page selection in a video display. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, May 6, 1986: US04587520 (154 worldwide citation)

A teletext system in which viewer function selection is accomplished by superposing a cursor on one of the displayed function words. The teletext/videotext receiver includes a ROM for storing page selection control symbols and a RAM for storing symbols and related addresses corresponding to all disp ...


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Kevin E Nortrup, Billy W Beyers Jr, Jack S Fuhrer: Television system with menu like function control selection. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Paul J Rasmussen, Peter M Emanuel, December 2, 1986: US04626892 (154 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for controlling various functions of a television receiver such as the picture and audio responses includes a keyboard with numbered keys which are normally used for selecting channels and a program key. When the program key is pressed, an on-screen character generator is caused to display ...