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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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Wehmeyer Keith Reynolds, Reavis Jeffrey Philip, Miller Robert Howard, Crosby Sheila Renee, Morrison Hugh Boyd, Brown Megan Louise: A scheduler apparatus for use in a television receiver. Thomson Consumer Electronics, May 21, 1997: EP0774866-A2 (150 worldwide citation)

In a television system in which at least program title information for programs which are to be transmitted in the future is transmitted in advance to form a channel guide listing, apparatus is provided for searching for specific television programs which satisfy certain criteria concerning a user's ...


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John William Chaney, Billy Wesley Beyers Jr, Michael Wayne Johnson, James Edwin Hailey, Kevin Elliott Bridgewater, Michael Scott Deiss, Raymond Scott Horton: Consumer interface for a digital television system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Robert D Shedd, June 24, 1997: US05642153 (150 worldwide citation)

A television system for receiving a plurality of digitally-encoded television programs includes circuitry for selecting a particular digital data transmission channel from a plurality of digital data transmission channels containing a desired digitally-encoded television program in response to a con ...


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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer: Accessing control method for identifying a recording medium in a jukebox. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Frank Y Liao, March 7, 2000: US06034925 (145 worldwide citation)

A controller and media-reader are used to identify various physical or logical characteristics of data stored on a pre-recorded medium. These characteristics may include, e.g., the kind of medium, the kind of data, the way the data is segmented or separated, the size of any data segments, the total ...


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Tristan Savatier, Alain Delpuch: Digital image coding using random scanning. Thomson Consumer Electronics, S J Stevens, August 4, 1992: US05136371 (145 worldwide citation)

In a video signal coder blocks of pixels are generated, scanned in a pseudo-random order and transformed blocks of coefficients which are stored in a buffer. The resulting blocks of coefficients are quantized individually by the use of a quantization level and the coefficients of each block are indi ...


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Sanford Eisenhandler, Tayyab Chaudhry, Xiaoyang Lee, Ping S Lam, Yosuke Fujita: Combination brouter and cluster controller. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, September 19, 1995: US05452291 (137 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for transmitting data from a first device to a second device is provided. The invention is suitable for use in a system having first and second communications media. The apparatus includes a network interface coupled to the first medium for receiving and examining data from the first de ...


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Douglas M Keenan: Favorite channel selection using extended keypress. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, May 31, 1994: US05317403 (137 worldwide citation)

A television receiver provides a "favorite channel" selection function for up to ten favorite channels without the addition of a dedicated array of keys. According to the present invention, a user holds-down a digit key for an extended period of time (preferably 3 seconds), and circuitry in the tele ...


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Douglas E Lankford, Michael S Deiss: Audio/video synchronization in a digital transmission system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, July 4, 1995: US05430485 (133 worldwide citation)

A receiver (FIG. 2 ) for decoding associated compressed video and audio information components transmitted in mutually exclusive "frames" of data with respective time stamps PTS.sub.vid and PTS.sub.aud respectively, includes a controller (216) which is responsive to the respective received time stam ...


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Kumar Ramaswamy: Apparatus and method for processing a Quadrature Amplitude Modulated (QAM) signal. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, October 12, 1999: US05966412 (132 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for receiving a QAM signal using a backward compatible hierarchical coding scheme to increase data transmission using finer constellations, while maintaining compatibility with existing Direct Broadcasting Satellite (DBS) systems. The apparatus employs multiple stages of decoder ...


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Michel Kerdranvat: Method and device for estimating and hierarchically coding the motion of sequences of images. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, September 27, 1994: US05351095 (132 worldwide citation)

A method for estimating motion which calculates a priori for a current image a first field of motion for blocks of a first level resulting from a partition of the image into blocks of a so-called maximum size, on the basis of a symmetric estimation algorithm, using the preceding and following images ...



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