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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Robert Howard Miller: Consumer interface for programming device. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Robert D Shedd, October 28, 1997: US05682206 (257 worldwide citation)

A television system for receiving a plurality of television programs includes a programming unit for causing the television system to receive and record a particular television show aired on a given channel, at a particular time and date in accordance with schedule data entered by a user. The televi ...


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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer: System and method for customizing program guide information to include reminder item or local identifier. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Robert D Shedd, Frank Y Liao, January 2, 2001: US06169543 (229 worldwide citation)

An interface and a method for customizing program guide information containing program descriptions is provided. The program guide information is downloaded and stored in a memory, preferably in a generic manner. A menu is generated based on the program guide information. The menu includes program i ...


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John William Chaney, Billy Wesley Beyers Jr, Michael Wayne Johnson, James Edwin Hailey, Kevin Elliott Bridgewater, Michael Scott Deiss, Raymond Scott Horton: Consumer interface for a digital television system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Robert D Shedd, June 24, 1997: US05642153 (146 worldwide citation)

A television system for receiving a plurality of digitally-encoded television programs includes circuitry for selecting a particular digital data transmission channel from a plurality of digital data transmission channels containing a desired digitally-encoded television program in response to a con ...


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John William Chaney: Digital television system channel guide having a limited lifetime. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Robert D Shedd, November 24, 1998: US05841433 (100 worldwide citation)

A television system for receiving a plurality of digitally-encoded television programs includes circuitry for selecting a particular digital data transmission channel from a plurality of digital data transmission channels containing a desired digitally-encoded television program in response to a con ...


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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 (85 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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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 (77 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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Mark Sheridan Westlake, Robert Joseph Logan: Method and interface for linking terms in an electronic message to program information. Thomson Licensing, Joseph J Laks, Robert D Shedd, Reitseng Lin, April 11, 2006: US07028326 (73 worldwide citation)

The method of linking terms in an electronic message to program information in an electronic program guide (EPG) comprises the steps of receiving an electronic message, comparing terms in the electronic message to terms in the program information of the EPG, and displaying the electronic message so ...


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Joseph W Forler, John F Teskey, Michael D Landis: Automatic display of closed caption information during audio muting. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Robert D Shedd, July 5, 1994: US05327176 (69 worldwide citation)

A system for processing audio and video components of a television signal provides for automatic control of closed caption signal display in response to the status of an audio muting feature. The system includes an operating mode in which enabling audio muting also enables the closed caption display ...


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Jino Nguyen, Yves Maetz: System for automatically controlling the tuning of television receiver receiving channels. Thomson multimedia, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Robert D Shedd, September 21, 1999: US05956097 (64 worldwide citation)

A video receiving device (A) that includes a circuit for receiving first video signals from a remote transmitter, a circuit for receiving second video signals from another video receiver (TVS), a circuit (TU1) for automatic searching for transmission channels, and a circuit (PC) for phase comparison ...


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James Edwin Hailey, Michael Wayne Johnson, Hugh Boyd Morrison, Robert Joseph Logan, Robert Skipworth Comer, Sheila Renee Crosby: System for automatically forming a program guide from information derived from multiple sources. Thomson Licensing, Robert D Shedd, Harvey D Fried, Joel M Fogelson, May 12, 2009: US07533400 (61 worldwide citation)

A video decoder system automatically acquires program guide information from local and remote peripheral devices to form a composite program guide. Program guide information is received from a first source and access data is retrieved from memory. The access data is used to initiate communication au ...



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