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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 (222 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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Michael D Landis, Joseph W Forler, Paul D Henry: Enabling a display of closed captioning status upon detecting a code of a proper subset of closed-caption data codes. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, June 27, 1995: US05428400 (92 worldwide citation)

In a television system including closed caption circuitry for receiving and decoding closed caption data, a controller continually monitors the closed caption circuitry for an indication of the presence of any of a plurality of predetermined valid closed caption data codes. Every time any of the pre ...


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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 (67 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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Mark A Nierzwick, William J Testin, Joseph W Forler: Method and appts. for remote control transmission. Thomson Licensing, ma ying shao eli, July 23, 2003: CN01810361

A remote control is operative to transmit a remote control signal composed of a first portion and a second portion. The first and second portions are typically a pulse and a space. The pulse has a pulse width of a given duration within a pulse width range, while the space has a space width of a give ...


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Joseph W Forler, Mark A Nierzwick, William J Testin: Watchdog arrangement. Thomson Licensing, wang zhisen huang xiaolin, April 7, 2004: CN01810628

A watchdog arrangement advantageously provides systems, such as television signal processing apparatus, with a reliable, cost effective means by which to maintain consistent, stable operation. According to at least one embodiment, a hardware watchdog circuit receives regular pulses from a software t ...



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