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Scott E Klopfenstein: System for acquiring and processing broadcast programs, program guide and channel identification data. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Joel M Fogelson, April 4, 2006: US07024676 (174 worldwide citation)

A system for acquiring program guide information conveyed on one of a plurality of broadcast channels involves identifying an individual broadcast channel in response to user entry of either of, (a) a first channel identification number (e.g. a virtual channel identification number) and (b) a differ ...


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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 (165 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 Patrick Newberry, Liangzhone Wang, Glen Wakeman Ruch, Steven Charles Rhoads: Program guide information and processor for providing program and channel substitution. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Joel M Fogelson, January 31, 2006: US06993782 (140 worldwide citation)

A system of defining, creating and decoding composite virtual channels advantageously supports dynamic channel and event substitution. A method, for use in a decoder for acquiring a program conveyed on more than one broadcast channel, involves generating a program guide display. The program guide di ...


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Srinivasa Rao Datari: System for prioritizing bi-directional broadcast data. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Joel M Fogelson, July 9, 2002: US06418169 (109 worldwide citation)

A video decoder system processes packetized data including header information, payload information and attributes associated with the content of the payload information. The decoder system identifies and compares the attributes of the received packetized data with attributes in a predetermined hiera ...


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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 (87 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 ...


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Robert Norman Hurst Jr: Video decoding and channel acquisition system. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Joel M Fogelson, January 10, 2006: US06985188 (78 worldwide citation)

A digital video decoding system receives packetized video data representing programs conveyed on a plurality of video channels. The system includes a plurality of buffers for storing encoded video data representing images of video programs conveyed on a corresponding plurality of video channels. An ...


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Robert Howard Miller, Sheila Renee Crosby, Robert Joseph Logan: Hierarchical menu graphical user interface. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Joel M Fogelson, December 9, 2003: US06661437 (78 worldwide citation)

A disclosed processing device, including an on-screen User interface display, incorporates a means for generating a display of a plurality of hierarchically ordered menus. The menus include a current menu) and a preceding parent menu showing a selection path from the parent menu to the current menu. ...


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Nizar Allibhoy, L Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez Silva, Stephen M Johnson: Method and system for controlling and auditing content/service systems. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, Joel M Fogelson, June 10, 2008: US07386512 (74 worldwide citation)

An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this s ...


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Nizar Allibhoy, L Dane Elliott, Joaquin Fernandez Silva, Stephen M Johnson: Method and system for controlling and auditing content/service systems. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Harvey D Fried, Joel M Fogelson, October 20, 2009: US07606883 (71 worldwide citation)

An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this s ...