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Paul V Darbee, John R Thompson, Brandt J Thompson, Frank A O Donnell: Program guide on a remote control display. Evolve Products, Lyon & Lyon, October 10, 2000: US06130726 (444 worldwide citation)

A remote control for operating a consumer electronic device. The remote control device may comprise a housing providing a mounting for a visual display and a keyboard including a plurality of keys; electrical circuitry in the housing including a microprocessor, at least one of an IR or RF receiver c ...


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John R Thompson, Craig E Trivelpiece, Steve E Trivelpiece: Interactive video system. Prevue Interactive, Joseph M Guiliano, Fish & Neave, July 1, 1997: US05644354 (159 worldwide citation)

A method of transmitting data for video display in which a composite digital information signal is manipulated to produce an output signal including data code and object code, separately storing the data code and control data, processing the stored data in a dynamic gate array in response to the sto ...


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John R Thompson, C J Hunting, William L Phipps, Steven J Raynesford, Philip H Rittmueller: Digital data cryptographic system. NEC Home Electronics, Skjerven Morrill MacPherson Franklin & Friel, April 11, 1995: US05406627 (158 worldwide citation)

An audiovisual subscription system includes means for aperiodically inverting the lines of a transmitted video signal on a frame-by-frame basis and for decrypting encrypted PCM audio information which is transmitted along with the aperiodically inverted video information.


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John R Thompson: Subscription television apparatus and methods. American Television and Communications Corporation, Finngegan Henderson Farabow Garett and Dunner, September 9, 1980: US04222068 (153 worldwide citation)

Subscription apparatus and methods wherein an encoder begins inversion of a video signal during the last horizontal trace line of a randomly selected vertical interval and continues to invert trace lines in the following field of the video signal. The encoder also suppresses the amplitude of randoml ...


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John R Thompson, Curtis J Hunting, Ronald K Masson, Craig E Trivelpiece: Addressable subscription television system having multiple scrambling modes. Payview, Pollock Vande Sande & Priddy, December 29, 1987: US04716588 (122 worldwide citation)

A multimode scrambling system for video signal transmission systems is described. The system provides for baseband video scrambling controlled by a central originating computer facility. The scrambling of each field of a video changes on a per field basis. The video signal is scrambled in several mo ...


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John R Thompson, Craig E Trivelpiece, Steve E Trivelpiece: System and method for communicating data and objective code for an interactive video guide system. Prevue Interactive, Fish & Neave, September 8, 1998: US05805204 (119 worldwide citation)

An interactive video guide system is provided in which nationally generic guide data, local guide data, and interactive video guide object code are transmitted to set-top decoder units located in customers' homes. Initially, nationally generic data or program information from a variety of sources is ...


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John R Thompson: TV monitor. Control Data Corporation, Robert M Angus, November 15, 1977: US04058829 (72 worldwide citation)

A TV monitor includes an antenna coupler capable of selectively coupling the TV receiver being monitored to an antenna or an r.f. oscillator. The oscillator is selectively operated to impose an r.f. signal onto the antenna input of the receiver between successive horizontal blanking periods on an ac ...


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John R Thompson, Craig E Trivelpiece, Steve E Trivelpiece: Systems and methods for continually updating and retrieving interactive video information. United Video Properties, Richard M Feustel Jr, Fish & Neave, March 12, 2002: US06357046 (67 worldwide citation)

An interactive video system transmits a composite digital information signal consisting of a winnowed generic information signal and a local information signal manipulated to produce an output signal including both data code and object code. This output signal is formatted and transmitted via modula ...


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John R Thompson, C J Hunting, William L Phipps, Steven J Raynesford, Philip H Rittmueller: System and method for transmitting entertainment information to authorized ones of plural receivers. NEC Home Electronics, Guy W Shoup, Brian D Ogonowsky, February 25, 1992: US05091938 (62 worldwide citation)

An audiovisual subscription system includes means for aperiodically inverting the lines of a transmitted video signal on a frame-by-frame basis and for decrypting encrypted PCM audio information which is transmitted along with the aperiodically inverted video information.


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John R Thompson: Richard S Sciascia, Joseph M St Amand, March 3, 1981: US04253962 (49 worldwide citation)

Non-destructive vibratory cleaning of reverse osmosis and ultra filtration membranes is accomplished by strategically positioning a plurality of ultrasonic transducers and using a frequency modulating sweep system to vibrate various and different transducers for vibrating liquid adjacent the membran ...