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Joel Walter Zdepski, Howard Geza Page: Method and apparatus for operating a transactional server in a proprietary database environment. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Jeffrey D Carter, Bruce J Bowman, October 20, 1998: US05825884 (307 worldwide citation)

A transactional server system for transferring subscriber information requests to information service providers, and methods of operating the same result in discouraging reconstruction of the subscriber information. The transactional server system comprises a subscriber platform which transfers an e ...


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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 (288 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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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 (116 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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Rama Kalluri, Joel Zdepski: Protocol and system for transmitting triggers from a remote network and for controlling interactive program content at a broadcast station. Bruce J Bowman, Jeffrey D Carter, August 10, 1999: US05937331 (102 worldwide citation)

A digital broadcast station is configured to turn around and add interactive programming to a television signal originally conveyed by a remote network. The remote network inserts trigger commands within the vertical blanking intervals (VBIs) of the television signal to control the loading and playi ...


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Rajesh Kanungo, Richard K Motofuji: System and method for efficiently storing and quickly retrieving glyphs for large character set languages in a set top box. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Bruce J Bowman, Jeffrey D Carter, February 9, 1999: US05870084 (41 worldwide citation)

A system and method for receiving and rendering Unicode text in multiple languages on a set top box is disclosed. The system includes a set top box which receives an application program from a broadcast station. The set top box executes the application program. The application program includes Unico ...


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Thomas Edward Renk: Magnetically latchable device for electrically coupling a power source to a circuit. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Jeffrey D Carter, December 28, 1999: US06007363 (23 worldwide citation)

A magnetically latchable device embodied as a battery pack or a platform. The battery pack includes a case, a magnetic component engaging the case to latch the case to a portable device, an alignment member separate from the perimeter of the case to mate with the portable device when the case is mag ...


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Nicola John Fedele: HDTV to NTSC transcoder system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Jeffrey D Carter, July 6, 1999: US05920354 (9 worldwide citation)

Image signals are transcoded from a first format to a second format, by employing multi-tap horizontal and vertical filters. The first format has higher horizontal and vertical resolution than the second format. The multi-tap horizontal filter filters lines of the image signals to convert the horizo ...


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Aaron M Alpher: Method and system for displaying blended colors. Praxisoft, Jeffrey D Carter, September 3, 1996: US05552805 (8 worldwide citation)

A method for displaying blended colors on a variable visual display is performed within a system by selecting two or more base colors to be blended, displaying the base colors at edge portions of a geometic display region having a shape based on the number of colors being blended, choosing a given n ...


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Thomas T Medsker: Pull tab apparatus for slide fastener. Jeffrey D Carter, May 8, 2007: US07213306 (6 worldwide citation)

A pull tab apparatus may be easily connected to and disconnected from a slide fastener by a user. The pull tab apparatus includes a coil having a first end and a second end. The coil includes a first section and a second section. At least one of the first and second sections includes a plurality of ...


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Stefan Knappmann, Michael Krause, Sergey Khrushchev: Optical recording medium for retail activation. Thomson Licensing, Jeffrey D Carter, October 11, 2011: US08036096 (4 worldwide citation)

An optical recording medium to be used for a retail activation solution is proposed. The optical recording medium is a modified ROM disk that can only be played after the application of an activation process. For this purpose at least a part of a reflective layer of a read-only area of the optical r ...



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