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John William Chaney: Digital television system channel guide having a limited lifetime. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Robert D Shedd, November 24, 1998: US05841433 (101 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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Naccache David, Fremanteau Patrice, Hartnack Wolfgang: Card, card reader and method for protocol selection.. Thomson Consumer Electronics, February 23, 1994: EP0583723-A1 (100 worldwide citation)

In a lot of cases memory-cards or smart-cards operate with two protocols, whereby the first protocol informs the smart-card reader of the kind of the second protocol. If the smart-card reader is equipped with a sequence of light emitting diodes and photoreceptors, and holes (11) coding the protocol ...


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Philippe Compoint, Paul Louis Meunier, Alain Staron, Dietmar Uhde: Continuous television transmission reproduction and playback. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, April 29, 1997: US05625464 (99 worldwide citation)

A receiver/recorder of television transmissions is disclosed which operates automatically on a stand-by basis to record continuously television transmissions from at least one channel onto a reusable large capacity recording medium such as a magnetooptic disk. The recording is accomplished without u ...


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Jean Rene Menand, Alain Delpuch: Method for controlling execution of an audio video interactive program. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, October 8, 1996: US05563648 (99 worldwide citation)

In an audio video interactive (AVI) receiver receiving a packet stream including a directory and an AVI program having an associated identifier in the directory, a method is disclosed for controlling the execution of the AVI program comprises the following steps. First, loading the AVI program into ...


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Stephen G Perlman: System and method of interconnecting and using components of home entertainment system. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, January 2, 2001: US06169879 (99 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, systems, and methods for interconnecting multiple consumer electronics devices in a home entertainment system. The consumer electronics devices are connected in a hub and spoke configuration, with each one being directly connected to a central electronics device. The central electronics d ...


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David L Kechkaylo: Local oscillator phase noise cancelling modulation technique. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, August 29, 1995: US05446421 (99 worldwide citation)

A data transmission system includes a source of a data signal and a modulator, responsive to the data signal, producing a first modulated signal representing the data signal and a second modulated signal representing a signal 180 out-of-phase with the data signal. The first and second modulated sign ...


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Klaus Goken: Radio broadcast transmission system and receiver for incompatible signal formats, and method therefor. Thomson Consumer Electronics Sales, Joseph S Tripoli, Frederick A Wein, Peter M Emanuel, December 10, 1996: US05584051 (98 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for an analog and/or digital radio broadcast transmission system and radio receiver therefor, which includes a control signal having an item of control information concerning another, different type of transmission/receive system. The receiver is a hybrid receiver able ...


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Paul D Filliman, Nathaniel H Ersoz, Timothy W Saeger, David J Duffield, Karl F Horlander: Automatic letterbox detection. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, January 23, 1996: US05486871 (96 worldwide citation)

A video control system, comprises a deflection system having a dimensionally adjustable raster, a circuit for detecting a letterbox video signal source and a circuit for dimensionally controlling the raster of the deflection system responsive to the detecting circuit. The detecting circuit and the c ...


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Dora Plus: Shift register useful as a select line scanner for liquid crystal display. Thomson Consumer Electronics, J S Tripoli, D H Irlbeck, L L Hallacher, June 22, 1993: US05222082 (96 worldwide citation)

A select line scanner for a liquid crystal display includes a plurality of cascaded stages each having an input terminal and an output terminal. Each stage includes an output circuit which switches the output terminal between high and low states. A first node switches the output terminal in response ...


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Stephen G Perlman: Configuration for enhanced entertainment system control. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, March 4, 2003: US06530085 (96 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods that reduce the complexity of interconnecting various consumer electronics devices. One consumer electronics device, such as an Internet terminal, forms a central hub to which all other consumer electronics devices are connected. The Internet terminal has a plurality of identical ...



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