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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 (192 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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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 (163 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 ...


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Thomas P Newberry, Timothy W Saeger, Enrique Rodriguez Cavazos: Unified program guide interface. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, April 29, 1997: US05625406 (134 worldwide citation)

Analog and digital video signals are each representative of a picture and each may carry program guide information. A demultiplexer has the digital video signal as an input and the program guide information as an output. A demodulator has at least a luminance component of the analog video signal as ...


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Nathaniel H Ersoz, Karl F Horlander, Timothy W Saeger: Luminance processing system for compressing and expanding video data. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, May 10, 1994: US05311309 (133 worldwide citation)

A circuit for compressing and expanding video data comprises a FIFO line memory and an interpolator. A timing circuit generates control signals for writing data into the line memory and for reading data from the line memory to compress and expand the data. The interpolator smooths the data expanded ...


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Scott A Libert, Robert J Woolridge, Baochun Jin, Alex C Tran, P Murugavel, Mark S Hillebrandt, Suhas Joshi, Sridhar Krishnamurthy, Rajagopal Govindakrishnan: Associative management of multimedia assets and associated resources using multi-domain agent-based communication between heterogeneous peers. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Harvey D Fried, Francis A Davenport, June 3, 2003: US06574655 (132 worldwide citation)

Associative management of distributed multimedia assets and associated resources using multi-domain agent-based communication between heterogeneous peers is achieved using an Asset/Resource Management (ARM) platform architecture that has an ARM Framework that is used by Asset Management Agents. The ...


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Todd J Christopher, Karl F Horlander, Timothy W Saeger: Two stage interpolation system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, September 27, 1994: US05351087 (124 worldwide citation)

A two stage interpolation system provides greater bandwidth for signals compressed and expanded by interpolation, for example video signals displayed in a zoom or enlarged mode. A finite impulse response filter generates from a first signal of digital samples a second signal of digital samples repre ...


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Paul D Filliman, Nathaniel H Ersoz, Timothy W Saeger, David J Duffield, Karl F Horlander: Automatic letterbox detection. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, January 23, 1996: US05486871 (105 worldwide citation)

A video control system, comprises a deflection system having a dimensionally adjustable raster, a circuit for detecting a letterbox video signal source and a circuit for dimensionally controlling the raster of the deflection system responsive to the detecting circuit. The detecting circuit and the c ...


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Nathaniel H Ersoz, Timothy W Saeger, James H Doty II, Greg A Kranawetter: Delay matching for video data during expansion and compression. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, September 6, 1994: US05345272 (95 worldwide citation)

Video luminance data from a video signal is selectably compressed and expanded in a first signal path including a first line memory. A second line memory in a parallel signal path processes video chrominance data from the video signal. A control circuit generates respective timing signals for writin ...


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Eric D Romesburg, Nathaniel H Ersoz, Karl F Horlander, Timothy W Saeger: Chrominance processing system for compressing and expanding video data. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, May 30, 1995: US05420643 (89 worldwide citation)

A circuit for compressing and expanding video color component data comprises a FIFO line memory and a delay circuit. A timing circuit generates control signals for writing data into the line memory and for reading data from the line memory to compress and expand the data. The delay circuit matches t ...


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James Edwin Hailey, Michael Wayne Johnson: System for processing and decoding MPEG compatible data and internet information. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, Joel M Fogelson, July 22, 2008: US07404200 (82 worldwide citation)

A video decoder system operates in different configurations to request and acquire information using one or more communication links and different communication protocols. A method for acquiring information requested by a User via a program guide selection involves retrieving access data from memory ...