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Thomas P Newberry, Timothy W Saeger, Enrique Rodriguez Cavazos: Unified program guide interface. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, April 29, 1997: US05625406 (122 worldwide citation)

Analog and digital video signals are each representative of a picture and each may carry program guide information. A demultiplexer has the digital video signal as an input and the program guide information as an output. A demodulator has at least a luminance component of the analog video signal as ...


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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 (114 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 ...


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Robin B Rumbolt, William R McIntyre Jr: Universal remote control unit. NAP Consumer Electronics, Thomas A Briody, Algy Tamoshunas, Marianne R Rich, September 27, 1988: US04774511 (111 worldwide citation)

The remote control unit has a selection mechanism for selecting any one of a number of categories of equipment to be controlled. The commands available for keyboard input in any given category are automatically displayed to the user upon selection of the category. Switches are provided for user sele ...


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Douglas M Keenan: Color-coded system for selection of RF input terminals and associated scan lists. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, April 7, 1992: US05103314 (111 worldwide citation)

In a television receiver including a plurality of RF input terminals, each of which having a respective scan list, the channel numbers of respective scan lists are displayed in respective colors to indicate to the viewer which RF input terminal and associated scan list is selected. In one embodiment ...


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John William Chaney: Smart-card based access control system with improved security. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, David T Shoneman, December 22, 1998: US05852290 (109 worldwide citation)

A smart card that includes a descrambler for descrambling entitlement information and data provides improved access control by controlling the manner in which the entitlement information portion of the data stream is passed through the smart card. Entitlement data that is descrambled and used in the ...


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Gerhard Eitz: Method for decoding image/sound data contained inteletext data of a digital television signal. Thomson Consumer Electronics Sales, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Sammy S Henig, July 22, 1997: US05650826 (109 worldwide citation)

A data stream is separated from a television signal during the reception of data transmitted in the television signal. The data associated with a given page are collected. The pages thus assembled are temporarily stored. One or more separated pages with lists are transmitted and processed by the dec ...


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Dennis R McCarthy: Out-of-range warning system for cordless telephone. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Frederick A Wein, December 13, 1994: US05373548 (108 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a cordless telephone unit having a handset and a base unit. The signal strength of a handset which is received by the base unit is examined to determine whether or not the handset is beyond a predetermined range from the base unit. If such determination of out-of-ran ...


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Tristan Savatier: Apparatus for video data quantization control. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, September 1, 1992: US05144424 (108 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for quantizing compressed viedo data arranged in macroblocks calculates a quantizing parameter independently for each macroblock. The apparatus determines the relative coding complexity of respective macroblocks, and then determines which of the more complex macroblocks can withstand relat ...


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John W Chaney: Method and apparatus for processing a conditional access program guide as for a satellite TV service. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, December 5, 1995: US05473609 (108 worldwide citation)

In an audio/video transmission system, a method of forming program guide information conducive to selective display at respective receivers includes arranging program guide information in different data blocks according to types of guide information. One such data block contains channel information ...


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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 (106 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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