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Steven M Schein, James J Leftwich, David M Folker, Keith Hunwick, Theresa Alba, Molly K King: System and method for using television schedule information. Starsight Telecast, Christie Parker & Hale, November 27, 2001: US06323911 (370 worldwide citation)

A television schedule system and method for displaying television schedule information on a television screen includes a program guide having a schedule information area that depicts the programs that are being presented on each channel at each time during the day. An input device allows the viewer ...


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Karl W McCalley, Steven D Wilson, James L Fischer: Digital interactive communication system. Telaction Corporation, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein, December 20, 1988: US04792849 (357 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a digital interactive communication system accessible to a plurality of subscribers who can select by means of their touch-tone telephones any of a plurality of pre-recorded video presentations representative of products and services for sale. In this system, the sub ...


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Etsurou Suzuki: Printer-built-in image-sensing apparatus and using strobe-light means electric-consumption control method thereof. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Morgan & Finnegan, December 8, 1998: US05847836 (270 worldwide citation)

A printer-built-in image-sensing apparatus including a camera which performs image sensing with film exposure, and a printer which prints an image sensed by the camera. After a shutter button has been pressed and image sensing with strobe light emission has been performed, if printing is instructed ...


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Ari Sonesh, Stephen Dellutri: Multimedia telecommunication automatic call distribution system. CosmoCom, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky, April 4, 2000: US06046762 (260 worldwide citation)

A multimedia telecommunication automatic call distribution center which allows access to the call center via a plurality of access means, including telephone and data networks to provide simultaneous voice, data, and video access, and ensures effective transparent spreading of agents over different ...


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Carl G Scarpa: Apparatus for NTSC signal interference cancellation through the use of digital recursive notch filters. Hitachi America, Kenyon & Kenyon, January 25, 1994: US05282023 (208 worldwide citation)

An NTSC interference canceler for eliminating NTSC signal interference from a HDTV signal uses recursive notch filters with independently adjustable gains and center frequencies to isolate an NTSC signal's major components, i.e. the picture carrier signal, the chrominance subcarrier signal and the a ...


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Carl G Scarpa: Narrowband interference cancellation through the use of digital recursive notch filters. Hitachi America, Kenyon & Kenyon, June 28, 1994: US05325204 (199 worldwide citation)

A digital notch filter apparatus for removing narrowband interference signals from a wideband communication signal. The apparatus includes a recursive digital passband interference acquisition filter, an acquisition mode center frequency control circuit, a recursive digital passband interference tra ...


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Ichiro Shiio, Makoto Kobayashi: Virtual conference system and terminal apparatus therefor. International Business Machines Corporation, Jonathan E Jobe Jr, Craig J Yudell, Andrew J Dillon, February 13, 1996: US05491743 (190 worldwide citation)

A terminal apparatus for a virtual conference system comprises: a display means for displaying a virtual conference room used for holding a virtual conference, and for displaying, in the virtual conference room, animated characters representing attendants at the virtual conference; an indication mea ...


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John Davidsohn, Anthony Cinotti: Videophone interactive mailbox facility system and method of processing information. Ezra Sutton, February 25, 1997: US05606361 (163 worldwide citation)

A videophone interactive mailbox facility system for processing of information to conduct a transaction which includes a user station, a vendor station, and a central data center. The user station has a videophone for viewing information sent or received to conduct a transaction; an encryption encod ...


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Tetsujiro Kondo, Michio Nagai, Norihisa Shirota: Highly efficient coding apparatus. Sony Corporation, Alvin Sinderbrand, Willian S Frommer, June 11, 1991: US05023710 (158 worldwide citation)

A highly efficient coding apparatus is configured to divide a digital picture signal into picture blocks and, based on a signal from a coding circuit for performing variable-length coding of each picture block, generate an output signal in the form of serial sync blocks. By inserting the most signif ...


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Douglas B Macrae, Thomas E Westberg: Systems and methods for capturing and storing an advertisement-related video clip. Index Systems, Ropes & Gray, July 29, 2014: US08793742 (148 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, the present invention is a t-commerce platform, which is linked to the content from a video signal that the user is currently watching. At some point during the broadcast of the content, a close-up of the product is shown. Simultaneous with this, a VBI-based trigger is added to th ...