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David L McLaren: Encoding system and method for scrolling encoded MPEG stills in an interactive television application. Sun Microsystems, Thompson Consumer Electronics, Jeffrey C Hood, Louis H Iselin, Conley Rose & Tayon, February 2, 1999: US05867208 (166 worldwide citation)

A system and method for scrolling in a picture which is larger than MPEG standard in length or width or both in a video system, such as an interactive television system. In the preferred embodiment, the interactive television system comprises a video delivery system for providing video content, and ...


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Douglas M Keenan: Multi-brand universal remote control. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, September 12, 1989: US04866434 (164 worldwide citation)

A multi-brand universal remote control handunit stores compressed device control codes to make efficient use of the available memory space. In addition to storing data pointers to pairs of pulse off and pulse burst components of a transmission, the memory also stores data indicative of several chara ...


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Ludo A Bertsch: Programmable distributed appliance control system. Ludo A Bertsch, Weingarten Schurgin Gagnebin & Hayes, October 29, 1996: US05570085 (162 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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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 (162 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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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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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 (161 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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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 (158 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 (153 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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Dean R DeVolpi: Multi-speed multi-direction analog pointing device. William J Quinn, Cornelius P Quinn, Quinn & Quinn P C, June 15, 1999: US05912612 (153 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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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 (150 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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