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Alan E J Jones: Universal memory card interface apparatus. Shuttle Technology Group, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, July 27, 1999: US05928347 (162 worldwide citation)

A removable memory card interface apparatus enables a removable memory card to communicate with a number of peripheral devices directly without the need for the memory card's host or a host computer. The interface apparatus includes a micro-controller operating with an internal bus to control, proce ...


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Tristan Savatier: Adaptive variable length encoder/decoder. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, March 21, 1995: US05400075 (161 worldwide citation)

A variable length encoding/decoding system for use with a layered signal format, and for adaptively providing VLC changes without additional signal overhead, includes a plurality of VLC encoding tables, respective ones of the tables being preprogrammed with VLC codes associated with anticipated sign ...


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Hiroshi Ogino, Feng: Method and system for providing a device identification mechanism within a consumer audio/video network. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, March 14, 2000: US06038625 (161 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a device identification mechanism within a consumer electronics based audio/video network. Several consumer electronics products, e.g., television, VCR, tuner, set-top box (e.g., intelligent receiver/decoder, IRD), DVTRs, PCs, DVD players (digital video disk), etc., ...


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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 (158 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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Ludo A Bertsch: Programmable distributed appliance control system. Ludo A Bertsch, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, October 29, 1996: US05570085 (157 worldwide citation)

A device for incorporation into a variety of consumer appliances for use in a home automation environment. The invention comprises an electronic hardware module having software resident on the module, providing an interface between an appliance and other elements on a communications system employing ...


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Alain Delpuch, Jean Rene Menand: System of transmitting an interactive TV signal. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, September 5, 1995: US05448568 (157 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and a method for formatting executable codes and data, defining interactive applications, with video and audio program material, for reliable and convenient access includes compressing (18, 21) audio and video programs according to a protocol such as MPEG. The compressed audio and video (A ...


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Kuriacose Joseph, Ansley Wayne Jessup Jr, Vincent Dureau, Alain Delpuch: Apparatus for transmitting and receiving executable applications as for a multimedia system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, October 6, 1998: US05819034 (150 worldwide citation)

A distributed computer system, as for transmitting and receiving executable multimedia applications, includes a source of a continuous data stream repetitively transfering data representing a distributed computing application and a client computer, receiving the data stream, for extracting the distr ...


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Harold Blatter, Thomas Edward Horlander, Kevin Elliott Bridgewater, Michael Scott Deiss: Adaptive decoding system for processing encrypted and non-encrypted broadcast, cable or satellite video data. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Alexander J Burke, August 3, 1999: US05933500 (150 worldwide citation)

An adaptive decoder generates a program representative datastream, in selectable, encrypted or decrypted form. A method for adaptively processing input encrypted program data with an associated encryption code provides either an encrypted or a decrypted program output. In an encrypted mode, encrypte ...


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Kuriacose Joseph, Ansley Wayne Jessup Jr, Vincent Dureau, Alain Delpuch: Apparatus for transmitting a distributed computing application on a broadcast television system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, June 22, 1999: US05915090 (149 worldwide citation)

A distributed computer system is disclosed which comprises a source of a continuous data stream repetitively including data representing a distributed computing application and a client computer, receiving the data stream, for extracting the distributed computing application representative data from ...


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Dean R DeVolpi: Multi-speed multi-direction analog pointing device. William J Quinn, Cornelius P Quinn, Quinn & Quinn P C, June 15, 1999: US05912612 (145 worldwide citation)

A low-cost pad pointing device with improved performance, reliability and durability, that can be used as a cursor pointing device for computers, remote controls, web TV, TV guide browsers, video games, consumer electronics, industrial controllers, medical, automotive and other applications. A protr ...



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