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Shigeru Nishimura, Toshihisa Kuroda: Video monitoring apparatus. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Cushman Darby & Cushman, December 15, 1987: US04713685 (252 worldwide citation)

A video signal which is provided up by a conventional video camera is converted into a digital signal, and a necessary part of the digital signal is selected, is memorized and is displayed, and furthermore, two video images are picked up by two video cameras are connected in the shape of video signa ...


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Robert J Gove, Jeffrey B Sampsell, Vishal Markandey: Method and device for multi-format television. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, October 29, 1996: US05570135 (250 worldwide citation)

A multi-format display system including hardware and algorithms for digital and High Definition Television. The system includes a light source (120), a tuner/preprocessor unit (114), a processor unit (116), a spatial light modulator (118), and a display surface (128). The processor unit can scale an ...


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Robert J Gove, Vishal Markandey: Pixel data processing for spatial light modulator having staggered pixels. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, June 25, 1996: US05530482 (247 worldwide citation)

Methods of processing pixel data for display on a spatial light modulator (SLM) (15) having staggered pixels. An analog image signal in interlaced field format is sampled to provide staggered pixel data in field format, where pixel values in odd lines are offset from pixel values in even lines. This ...


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P Robert Hsu: Television/internet system having multiple data stream connections. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, February 27, 2001: US06195692 (174 worldwide citation)

An internet on-demand system for television presents internet content and traditional television programming as part of a single coherent interface. The system includes a server and a client capable of providing a dynamic graphical user interface. The server queries tLe client regarding its availabl ...


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Kinya Washino, Barry H Schwab: Multi-format audio/video production system. Kinya Washino, Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Patmore Anderson & Citkowski, July 16, 1996: US05537157 (172 worldwide citation)

An audio/video production system facilitates professional quality image manipulation and editing using an enhanced general-purpose hardware. A program input may be translated into any of a variety of graphics or television formats, including NTSC, PAL, SECAM and HDTV, and stored as data-compressed i ...


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Jae S Lim: Television system with multiple transmission formats. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Fish & Richardson, August 22, 1995: US05444491 (143 worldwide citation)

A television receiver for receiving and decoding a transmitted television signal, wherein the television signal comprises a succession of encoded image frames encoded in transmission formats selected from a set of transmission formats, the set comprising at least two transmission formats that differ ...


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Richard M Bird, Houston F Byrd: Identification system for broadcast program segments. Concord Media Systems, Pretty Schroeder Brueggemann & Clark, October 11, 1994: US05355161 (137 worldwide citation)

An automated program/commercial identification system that encodes and decodes an encoded data frame, which is added to an original program segment before it is broadcast. Within each encoded data frame, data is encoded to identify the original program segment and its prescribed time duration. A plu ...


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Robert J Gove, Richard C Meyer, Stephen W Marshall: Film-to-video format detection for digital television. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Julie L Reed, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, March 14, 1995: US05398071 (129 worldwide citation)

A film-to-video format detector (24) for a digital television receiver (10). The detector (24) receives pixel data from a current field and a second preceding field. It determines a set of pixel difference values, sums them to obtain a field difference value, and compares the field difference value ...


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Jelena Kovacevic, Robert James Safranek, Edmund Meng Yeh: Method and apparatus for converting an interlaced video frame sequence into a progressively-scanned sequence. Lucent Technologies, August 26, 1997: US05661525 (125 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus are disclosed for deinterlacing of an interlaced video frame sequence using interpolation estimations, such as spatial and temporal interpolations. Interpolations requiring a less accurate estimation of missing pixel values in the frames being deinterlaced, such that an interpol ...


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Todd J Christopher, Karl F Horlander, Timothy W Saeger: Two stage interpolation system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, September 27, 1994: US05351087 (124 worldwide citation)

A two stage interpolation system provides greater bandwidth for signals compressed and expanded by interpolation, for example video signals displayed in a zoom or enlarged mode. A finite impulse response filter generates from a first signal of digital samples a second signal of digital samples repre ...