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Jill MacDonald Boyce, Alan Jay Stein: Motion estimation with weighting prediction. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Paul P Kiel, Guy H Eriksen, May 20, 2008: US07376186 (99 worldwide citation)

A video encoder and decoder are provided for encoding and decoding video signal data for an image block and a particular reference picture index to predict the image block, where the encoder includes a reference picture weighting factor selector having an output indicative of a weighting factor corr ...


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Eric Stephen Carlsgaard, Mark Francis Rumreich, John Sidney Stewart: Digital and analog television signal digitization and processing device. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Robert D Shedd, Paul P Kiel, September 5, 2006: US07102692 (92 worldwide citation)

A digital and analog television signal digitization and processing device that performs the digitization and processing functions using a common reference frequency source that is used to generate multiple subclock signals, wherein the reference frequency source is independent of any synchronizing c ...


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Dirk Adolph, Carsten Herpel, Ingo Huetter: Apparatus for the remote control of electronic devices with key allocation. Deutsche Thomson Brandt, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Paul P Kiel, September 28, 1999: US05959539 (89 worldwide citation)

A method for the remote control of at least one electronic device (10 to 25) is proposed in which the control data are transmitted from a remote control device (27) to the electronic device (10 to 25). In the method, information data at least regarding the remote control functions of the electronic ...


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Ahmet Mursit Eskicioglu, Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, David Emery Virag: Conditional access system for set-top boxes. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Robert D Shedd, Paul P Kiel, May 2, 2006: US07039802 (86 worldwide citation)

A system conditionally establishes a communication channel between two devices only if one device is authenticated by the other device. Authentication of the second device by the first device involves sending a message to the second device; receiving, from the second device, the message encrypted us ...


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Debbie Indira Lewis, Pratish Ratilal Desai, Robert Howard Miller: Digital video apparatus user interface. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Paul P Kiel, May 7, 2002: US06385388 (86 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for processing information stored on a storage medium, such as a digital video disk, involves accessing information stored on the medium and determining whether information stored on the storage medium includes unrated program information. If so, a user is given the opportunit ...


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Hirohito Takagi, Richard Rutschmann: Vibration-resistant playback device. Deutsche Thomson Brandt, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Paul P Kiel, November 30, 1999: US05995460 (83 worldwide citation)

A method and an arrangement for a vibration-resistant playback device, in which uninterrupted and undisturbed reproduction of information is assured despite vibrations, by use of a "shock-proof memory" by arrangement of a buffer between an EFM demodulator, and a de-interleaving and error correction ...


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René Louis Baron: Automatic music generating method and device. Medal Sarl, Joseph S Tripoli, Paul P Kiel, January 14, 2003: US06506969 (82 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns a music generating method which consists in: an operation defining musical moments during which at least four notes are capable of being played, for example, bars or half-bars; an operation defining two families of note pitches, for each musical moment, the second family of no ...


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Karl Francis Horlander, Michael Francis Kvintus Jr, Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Robert Howard Miller: System and method for interfacing multiple electronic devices. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Paul P Kiel, January 14, 2003: US06507953 (72 worldwide citation)

A method for scheduling events between first and second video processing devices coupled together wherein each device having at least one event timer for storing a scheduled event. The method involves programming first event information into the first device, comparing the first event information to ...


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Thomas Anthony Stahl, Steven Charles Rhoads, Mike Arthur Derrenberger, Izzat Hekmat Izzat, Saban Kurugay, Amit Kumar Chatterjee, Sanjeev Nagpal: Digital television apparatus for controlling a peripheral device via a digital bus. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Paul P Kiel, December 16, 2003: US06665020 (68 worldwide citation)

A minimal level of interoperability for exchanging audio/video (A/V) content and associated control between common consumer electronic (CE) devices is defined. This interoperability is based on the IEEE 1394 serial bus for the physical and link layers and makes use of AV/C or CAL as the control lang ...


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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Robert Joseph Logan, Robert Skipworth Comer, Sheila Renee Crosby: System for collating data from multiple sources to form a composite program guide for display. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Paul P Kiel, Brian J Dorini, February 24, 2009: US07496946 (67 worldwide citation)

A video decoder system collates program guide information acquired from a variety of local and remote sources. Program guide information is received from a first source and a selectable program guide menu icon is displayed. A category of program guide information items from the first source is colla ...