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Hugo J Strubbe: System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with a T.V. program information database. North American Philips Corporation, Michael E Marion, June 29, 1993: US05223924 (736 worldwide citation)

A user interface which can access downloaded TV program information, which can be continually updated and provided either "over the air", over cable or satellite transmission paths or other "fast data" paths, and automatically correlate this information with the preferences of the user, to create an ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Ijsbrand J Aalbersberg: System and method for finding a movie of interest in a large movie database. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Michael E Marion, January 9, 1996: US05483278 (445 worldwide citation)

A system comprising a user interface which can access downloaded electronic programs (e.g. pay per view movies) and information records related to said programs, which can be continually updated and provided over cable or satellite transmission paths or other "fast data" paths, and which can automat ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Robert McFarlane: System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with electronic shopping information. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Michael E Marion, November 21, 1995: US05469206 (311 worldwide citation)

A system comprising a user interface which can access downloaded electronic shopping information, which can be continually updated and provided either "over the air", over cable or satellite transmission paths or other "fast data" paths, and automatically correlate this information with the preferen ...


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Timothy I P Trew, Gabriele C Seeling: Method and apparatus for tracking a moving object. U S Philips Corporation, Michael E Marion, January 18, 1994: US05280530 (220 worldwide citation)

A method of tracking a moving object in a scene, for example the face of a person in videophone applications, comprises forming an initial template of the face, extracting a mask outlining the face, dividing the template into a plurality (for example sixteen) sub-templates, searching the next frame ...


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Samir N Hulyalkar, David A Bryan, Carlo Basile: Method and apparatus for transmission and reception of a digital television signal using multicarrier modulation. North American Philips Corporation, Michael E Marion, March 1, 1994: US05291289 (192 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for modulating and demodulating an MCM television signal is described which is particularly useful in proposed "simulcast" HDTV terrestrial broadcasting. The MCM spectrum of the television signal is shaped using weighting coefficients which are derived from either an idealized ...


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Hugo J Strubbe: System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected. North American Philips Corporation, Laurie Gathman, Michael E Marion, July 11, 1995: US05432561 (175 worldwide citation)

A television receiver comprising an improved interface circuit which automatically activates a PIP display of an auxiliary input (for example a videocassette or videodisc) when such an input is detected.


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Robert J Sluijter, Cornelis M Huizer, Hendrik Dijkstra, Gerrit A Slavenburg: Data processing module and video processing system incorporating same. U S Philips Corporation, Michael E Marion, April 7, 1992: US05103311 (158 worldwide citation)

The invention describes a processor system suitable for processing video signal samples on a real-time basis. Signals are derived from the samples for driving an imaging unit. For this purpose, one or more processor modules are provided with processor elements, operating in parallel in time, which a ...


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Carlo Basile, Aldo G Cugnini, Alan P Cavallerano, David A Bryan, Faramarz Azadegan, Mikhail Tsinberg, Yo Sung Ho: Method and apparatus for the transmission and reception of a multicarrier digital television signal. North American Philips Corporation, Michael E Marion, July 28, 1992: US05134464 (158 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for encoding a television source signal having a first bandwidth, into a frequency multiplexed signal having a narrower bandwidth and comprising a plurality of subcarriers modulated with digital information. Each of said subcarriers has an amplitude, bandwidth and coding chara ...


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Robert J Sluijter, Cornelis M Huizer, Hendrik Dijkstra: System with plurality of processing elememts each generates respective instruction based upon portions of individual word received from a crossbar switch. U S Philips Corporation, Michael E Marion, October 8, 1991: US05055997 (155 worldwide citation)

A data processor system having at least one arithmetic/logic processor element and at least one memory processor element which can be coupled in circuit using a crossbar switch. The arithmetic/logic processor element is provided with an ALU and a program memory. The ALU has an input for instructions ...


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Takashi Sato, Imran A Shah: MPEG information signal conversion system. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Michael E Marion, October 15, 1996: US05566174 (138 worldwide citation)

A method of transmitting timing critical data via an asynchronous channel. The timing critical data can be an MPEG transport stream of packets. The asynchronous channel can be a computer or telephone network, a digital storage media such as a digital VCR, or a digital interface. The packets are proc ...



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