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John W Chaney, Kevin E Bridgewater: Method and apparatus for transmitting/receiving a program guide for television services. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, May 7, 1996: US05515106 (161 worldwide citation)

In a packet audio/video signal transmission system, program guide information is formed as a master guide and a special guide. The master guide contains programming information for the period of the current several hours. The special guide contains programming information for the next thirty days, f ...


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Kevin E Bridgewater, Michael S Deiss: Packet video signal inverse transport processor memory address circuitry. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, December 12, 1995: US05475754 (103 worldwide citation)

In an inverse transport processor, program component packet payloads of respective program components are directed to select areas of random access memory (RAM) (18) in accordance with a plurality of start and end pointers which are stored in a first plurality (86, 89) of registers, one for each pro ...


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Eric D Romesburg, Kenneth W Maze, David J Duffield, Michael S Deiss, Billy W Beyers Jr, Kevin E Bridgewater: Data transfer from an external computer to a television receiver having picture-in-picture capability. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, May 12, 1992: US05113259 (93 worldwide citation)

The digitized video image data stored in a video RAM in a pix-in-pix television receiver is modified by the addition of digital data from an external computer via a computer interface circuit under control of the pix-in-pix controller. The computer interface circuit is coupled to the internal contro ...


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David J Duffield, Michael S Deiss, Billy W Beyers Jr, Kevin E Bridgewater: Data transfer from a television receiver having picture-in-picture capability to an external computer. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, May 5, 1992: US05111296 (60 worldwide citation)

The stored digitized video image data stored in a video RAM is transferred from the video RAM in a pix-in-pix television receiver to an external computer via a computer interface circuit under control of the pix-in-pix controller. The computer interface circuit is coupled to the internal controller ...


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John W Chaney, Bill W Beyers Jr, Michael W Johnson, James E Hailey, Kevin E Bridgewater, Michael S Deiss, Raymond S Horton: Program guide in a digital video system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Robert D Shedd, Paul P Kiel, May 16, 2000: US06064378 (26 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for acquiring a program from a packetized signal in response to ancillary information included in the packetized signal. The packetized signal includes a plurality of program signals and ancillary information associated with the plurality of program signals. The apparatus includ ...


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Kevin E Bridgewater, Michael S Deiss, Gregory G Tamer: Media error code generation as for a video inverse transport processor. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, December 12, 1995: US05475688 (19 worldwide citation)

In an inverse transport processor of the type which directs video payloads of a packet signal to buffer memory space, apparatus is included for writing a media error codes at sequential first memory address locations in the memory ahead of each packet payload. Concurrently a processor examines the c ...


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Kevin E Bridgewater, Michael S Deiss: Packet video signal inverse transport processor memory address circuitry. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, March 18, 1997: US05613003 (4 worldwide citation)

In an inverse transport processor, program component packet payloads of respective program components are multiplexed to a memory data input port and directed to mutually exclusive areas of random access memory (RAM). The processor includes multiple direct memory access circuitry for writing the pay ...


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John W Chaney, Bill W Beyers Jr, Michael W Johnson, James E Hailey, Kevin E Bridgewater, Michael S Deiss, Raymond S Horton: Apparatus and method for processing a program guide in a digital video system. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Robert D Shedd, Paul P Kiel, December 13, 2005: US06976266 (3 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus for processing packetized signal having a plurality of channels carrying program information. The packetized signal also includes program guide information that includes channel identifier data. The program guide information comprises a sequence of data blocks including a s ...



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