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David Chen, Weidong Mao: Splicing compressed packetized digital video streams. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, June 29, 1999: US05917830 (444 worldwide citation)

A secondary packetized data stream, such as a commercial, is spliced with a primary packetized data stream, such as a network television program. The system does not require decompression of the data in the primary data stream, and is particularly suitable for use at a cable system headend to allow ...


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David J Duffield, Billy W Beyers Jr: Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability. RCA Licensing Corporation, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, September 25, 1990: US04959720 (333 worldwide citation)

A tuning system is provided which allows a user to enter text labels associated with respective channels or television programs to be tuned so that, thereafter, a channel or program to be tuned may be selected by the user by entering its label. Scheduling of television programs by label is also prov ...


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Brett C Bilbrey, John M Brooks, Craig Fields, Jeffrey E Frederiksen, Thomas Jakobs: Programmable digital video processing system. Intelligent Resources Integrated Systems, Sitrick & Sitrick, July 13, 1993: US05227863 (296 worldwide citation)

Programmable apparatus for digital processing of video signals from multiple sources converted to digital format to provide real-time multiple simultaneous special video effects and suitable for direct interface to a conventional microcomputer bus such as an Apple Macintosh II NuBus. The apparatus i ...


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Cosmo T DeNicola, Mark E Handzlik, John D Kelliher, William M Fantini, Gary Weber: System and method for live interactive distance learning. Corrugated Services, Caesar Rivise Bernstein Cohen & Pokotilow, September 11, 2001: US06288753 (289 worldwide citation)

A system and method for an interactive, Internet-based videoconferencing multicast operation which utilizes a video production studio with a live instructor giving lectures in real-time to multiple participating students. The videoconference multicasting permits the students to interact with the ins ...


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Connie T Marshall, Thomas R Lemmons, Donald W Allison: Video mix program guide. Prevue Networks, Fish & Neave, October 27, 1998: US05828420 (280 worldwide citation)

A system interactively controlled by a TV viewer remote superimposes portions of a scroll program guide over a basic programming signal for display on the viewer's display screen. A tuner has an input for receiving TV signals in a plurality of cable channels and an output for passing a signal of any ...


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Connie T Marshall, Thomas R Lemmons, Donald W Allison: Video mix program guide. Prevue Networks, Frank J Catalano, Scott R Zingerman, March 26, 1996: US05502504 (279 worldwide citation)

A system interactively controlled by a TV viewer remote superimposes portions of a scroll program guide over a basic programming signal for display on the viewer's display screen. A tuner has an input for receiving TV signals in a plurality of cable channels and an output for passing a signal of any ...


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Kenneth A Parulski, Jiebo Luo, Edward B Gindele: Method and apparatus for generating a composite image using the difference of two images. Eastman Kodak Company, David M Woods, June 22, 1999: US05914748 (257 worldwide citation)

An electronic imaging system useful for compositing images includes an electronic camera for capturing multiple images, including a first image of a subject plus background and a second image of the background only. The first and second images are subtracted to generate a difference image, and the d ...


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Brett Bilbrey, Lawrence A Gust: Video composition and position system and media signal communication system. George S Sheng, Foley & Lardner, February 1, 2000: US06020931 (240 worldwide citation)

A video signal compositing system uses advanced communication techniques to make compositing with virtual studio, blue screen, multi-color compositing, dynamic blue screen, add insertion, synthetic transfiguration, or panoramic displays more economical. A data communication system comprises a number ...


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Giora Yahav, Gavriel Iddan: Optical ranging camera. 3DV Systems, Fenster & Company Patent Attorneys, May 2, 2000: US06057909 (233 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for creating an image indicating distances to objects in a scene, comprising: a modulated source of radiation, having a first modulation function, which directs radiation toward a scene; a detector, which detects radiation reflected from the scene, modulated by a second modulation function ...


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Kazuhisa Maruoka: Television receiver with selective menu display. Sony Corporation, Lewis H Eslinger, Jay H Maioli, May 18, 1993: US05212553 (208 worldwide citation)

A television receiver with a menu display function has a BS tuner for producing a video signal and a sound signal from a received television signal that is broadcast from a satellite. The television receiver has a microcomputer for adding a menu display signal to the video signal so that menu inform ...