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Ramanujan K Valmiki, Sandeep Bhatia: Video and graphics system with a video transport processor. Broadcom Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, December 13, 2005: US06975324 (70 worldwide citation)

A video and graphics system includes a data transport processor for receiving compressed data streams, a video transport processor for extracting video data, and an audio decode processor for extracting audio data. The data transport processor provides PCRs to the video transport processor and the a ...


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Daniel Thomas Wetzel, Terry Wayne Lockridge, Michael F Barry: Method and apparatus for selecting a satellite signal. Thomson Licensing, Joseph S Tripoli, Robert D Shedd, Brian J Cromarty, September 13, 2005: US06944878 (23 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for ensuring a correct satellite signal connection. Specifically, a user selects a satellite signal via an integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) from at least one satellite, and the IRD sends a command signal to a selector switch to acquire and lock onto said satellite signal. The ...


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Jonathan K Kies: System and method for maintaining a video image in a wireless communication device. Qualcomm Incorporated, Philip Wadsworth, Charles D Brown, Howard H Seo, November 29, 2005: US06970580 (19 worldwide citation)

A wireless communication device (100) may include a video-input device (118), a signaling device (128), video-conferencing capabilities and other features. An image-recognition processor (126) selectively generates feedback signals based on characteristics of a face in an image received by the video ...


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Naoya Takao, Toshiya Mori, Akira Ishikawa, Kakuya Yamamoto: Transmission/reception system and method for data broadcast, and transmission apparatus for data broadcast. Matsushita Electric Industrial, October 11, 2005: US06954795 (12 worldwide citation)

A transmission/reception system for data broadcast comprising: a transmission apparatus transmitting audiovisual stream data for a series of plural programs and plural data broadcasting contents relating to programs, which are multiplexed to each other, and a receiving apparatus receiving the audiov ...


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Robert G Arsenault: Method and apparatus for determining the configuration of connections associated with a satellite receiver/decoder. The Directv Group, Georgann S Grunebach, December 27, 2005: US06980529 (9 worldwide citation)

A system for determining which of several satellites to tune an integrated receiver/decoder (IRD) to for receiving electronic program guide data is described. The system scans a plurality of multi-switch ports attempting to acquire a digital marker associated with a predetermined network identifier ...


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Douglas M Dillon, Vivek Gupta: Method and apparatus for selectively retrieving information from a source computer using a terrestrial or satellite interface. Hughes Electronics Corporation, John T Whelan, August 16, 2005: US06931512 (5 worldwide citation)

A requesting terminal includes an interface that allows a user to select whether data downloaded from a network (such as the Internet) is transmitted to the requesting terminal via a high-speed link, such as a satellite link, or a lower speed link, such as a terrestrial link. Preferably, the terrest ...


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Hiroshi Machida, Osamu Yoshida: Signal processor unit and digital information receiver with detachable card module. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, December 6, 2005: US06973022 (4 worldwide citation)

An attribute reading portion (43) reads attribute information (53, 73, 93, 113) stored in a plurality of second units (5, 7, 9, 11). A connection order deciding portion (45) decides optimum order of a plurality of second units in a daisy-chain connection relative to a first unit (3) based on the rea ...


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Kazuo Haraoka, Yoshihisa Gonno, Fumihiko Nishio, Yasuaki Yamagishi: Transmission apparatus and method, receiving apparatus and method, and distribution medium. Sony Corporation, Frommer Lawrence & Haug, Wiiliam S Frommer, Darren M Simon, May 24, 2005: US06898801 (4 worldwide citation)

In order to reduce the amount of data to be transmitted by a transmission apparatus, the transmission apparatus transmits control sub-information to a receiving apparatus separately from video data which is actually distributed, and eliminates redundant distribution of video data. The receiving appa ...


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Rajiv Ramaswami, Robert R Ward: Method and apparatus for regenerating optical signals in an all-optical cross-connect switch. Nortel Networks, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 13, 2005: US06944364 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods, apparatus and systems for regenerating, monitoring and bridging optical signals through an optical cross-connect switch to provide increased reliability. A self testing method, apparatus and system for an optical cross-connect switch. An optical-to-electrical-to-optical converter (O/E/O) is ...


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Wang Ta Chun, Ho Wen Jen: Set top box with video on demand function. Institute For Information, May 1, 2002: TW485735 (1 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a set top box with video on demand function, which is applicable to store the analog program signal from the cable TV station and play to the audio/video equipment. This box includes the first signal processing apparatus coupled to the cable TV station, which is used to rece ...