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Gregory C Smith, Thomas J Quinn, James J Leftwich: Multimedia user interface. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Vincent E Duffy, Michael A Pugel, June 19, 2007: US07233316 (249 worldwide citation)

A user interface for multimedia centers advantageously utilizes hand-held inertial-sensing user input devices to select channels and quickly navigate the dense menus of options. Extensive use of the high resolution and bandwidth of such user input devices is combined with strategies to avoid uninten ...


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Hongjin Kim: Select line driver for a display matrix with toggling backplane. Thomson Multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, September 7, 1999: US05949398 (216 worldwide citation)

When a given row in an array of a liquid crystal display having a toggling backplane voltage is de-selected, the row select line voltage also toggles to prevent capacitive current in the pixel capacitance. The row select line driver includes a pair of transistors coupled in a push-pull configuration ...


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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 (194 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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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 (169 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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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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Paul D Filliman: Teletext decoder using a common memory. RCA Corporation, Eugene M Whitacre, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, June 17, 1986: US04595951 (162 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 (155 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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Ruquiya Ismat Ara Huq: Bi-directional shift register. Thomson multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, January 12, 1999: US05859630 (140 worldwide citation)

A bi-directional shift register for scanning a liquid crystal display includes cascaded stages. A given stage includes an output transistor having a clock signal coupled thereto. A first input section is responsive to an output pulse of a second stage for generating a control signal that is coupled ...


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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 (136 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 ...