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David J Duffield, Billy W Beyers Jr: Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability. RCA Licensing Corporation, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, September 25, 1990: US04959720 (324 worldwide citation)

A tuning system is provided which allows a user to enter text labels associated with respective channels or television programs to be tuned so that, thereafter, a channel or program to be tuned may be selected by the user by entering its label. Scheduling of television programs by label is also prov ...


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Edward H Adelson: Digital signal encoding and decoding apparatus. General Electric Company, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, July 3, 1990: US04939515 (273 worldwide citation)

Digital data is conveyed along with the analog signal by selectively quantizing the analog signal in response to the level of each of the digital bits to be sent. By determining which quantization function was used, a decoder may recover the embedded digital data.


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Kenneth W Maze, Joseph W Forler: Television receiver using received channel guide information and a secondary video signal processor for displaying secondary channel information. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Thomas F Lenihan, Peter M Emanuel, September 17, 1996: US05557338 (228 worldwide citation)

A television receiver system having secondary picture display capability (such as PIP or POP) includes two tuners and signal processing arrangements, and circuitry for receiving a transmitted channel guide. In response to a "BROWSE" command, the receiver maintains the currently-tuned first channel a ...


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David J Duffield: Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, April 3, 1990: US04914517 (192 worldwide citation)

A tuning system is provided which allows a user to enter into a memory text labels associated with respective channels to be tuned so that, thereafter, a channel to be tuned may be selected by the user by entering its label. The time required to search the memory for a match with a previously stored ...


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Douglas M Keenan: Multi-brand universal remote control. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, September 12, 1989: US04866434 (164 worldwide citation)

A multi-brand universal remote control handunit stores compressed device control codes to make efficient use of the available memory space. In addition to storing data pointers to pairs of pulse off and pulse burst components of a transmission, the memory also stores data indicative of several chara ...


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Akira Sogame: Programmable remote control transmitter. General Electric Company, Paul J Rasmussen, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, January 31, 1989: US04802114 (156 worldwide citation)

A programmable remote control transmitter receives, in a learning mode, remote control codes for remote-controlling various devices and remote-controls the devices according to the received remote control codes by emulating their respective transmitters. The transmitter includes a first repetition p ...


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Douglas M Keenan: Favorite channel selection using extended keypress. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, May 31, 1994: US05317403 (136 worldwide citation)

A television receiver provides a "favorite channel" selection function for up to ten favorite channels without the addition of a dedicated array of keys. According to the present invention, a user holds-down a digit key for an extended period of time (preferably 3 seconds), and circuitry in the tele ...


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Bruno E Hennig: Apparatus for providing TV program information. RCA Thomson Licensing Corporation, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, August 30, 1994: US05343300 (119 worldwide citation)

A known system derives information from the VPS- and Teletext signals and displays the title of the current program and the network name on screen for a few seconds, each time a new channel is selected. The VPS- and Teletext signals contain more program-related information than mentioned above. The ...


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Douglas M Keenan: Color-coded system for selection of RF input terminals and associated scan lists. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, April 7, 1992: US05103314 (114 worldwide citation)

In a television receiver including a plurality of RF input terminals, each of which having a respective scan list, the channel numbers of respective scan lists are displayed in respective colors to indicate to the viewer which RF input terminal and associated scan list is selected. In one embodiment ...


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David J Duffield, Robert D Altmanshofer: Signal swap apparatus for a television receiver having an HDTV main picture signal processor and an NTSC Pix-in-Pix signal processor. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, September 26, 1995: US05453796 (107 worldwide citation)

A television receiver system having PIP capability includes two NTSC tuners and signal processing arrangements, and an HDTV tuner and signal processing arrangement. In order to accomplish a CHANNEL SWAP function, a controller searches a table for data indicative of pairing of NTSC channels and HDTV ...



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