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6259487 Method and apparatus for enabling a user to access data network applications from a television system  
A television system (TV) which enables a user to view display represented by a television signal as well as to access data network applications. The TV includes an on-screen-display (OSD)...
6249322 TV receiver, method of setting reception channel, and picture display method  
When an automatic programming process for searching receivable channels and presetting the receivable channels is executed or when an automatic erasing/adding process for adding or erasing a set...
6243645 Audio-video output device and car navigation system  
To provide an audio-video output device that can simultaneously output video and audio information from multiple input sources and which can constantly display the video or audio information from...
6243142 Method and apparatus for displaying time and program status in an electronic program guide  
A method and apparatus for displaying graphic images to indicate a status of programs in an electronic program guide are provided. A multiple channel broadcasting system generates an electronic...
6243145 Method and apparatus for browsing television channel information by category  
A cable television system (100) includes a display (235) for displaying program information, a terminal (120) for controlling the presentation of the program information, a memory (240) for storing...
6230321 Method of simultaneous display of two pictures for internet-functional television receiver  
A method of simultaneously displaying two pictures on a screen of an Internet-functional television receiver (TV) capable of improving the information utility of the Internet-functional TV and...
6229573 Synchronization control circuit  
In a synchronization control circuit according to the present invention, an image can smoothly be switched to another without distortion due to switching between sync signals to be displayed. The...
6219042 Selective reestablishment of internet connectivity based on duration of user inactivity  
An Internet access terminal automatically manages telephone communication with an Internet service provider to reduce inactive telephone line usage when the user toggles from the Internet mode to...
6211921 User interface for television  
A user interface for a screen oriented electronic device includes a rotating menu of options. Options are highlighted and therefore selectable as they rotate past a fixed position on the screen. A...
6211922 Color video apparatus for displaying hue control states on screen  
A color video apparatus for displaying on-screen a hue control state of a color video signal. The apparatus includes a key input portion for inputting a hue control command of the color video...
6208376 Communication system and method and storage medium for storing programs in communication system  
A communication system easy to be operated upon as to the display method of images generated by image generating units of a plurality of communication terminals and as to the control of each image...
6208383 Soft scrolling method and apparatus of closed-caption words  
A soft scrolling method and apparatus of closed-caption words whereby caption information which is encoded in a horizontal line of each field of a television broadcasting signal which does not...
6204886 TV receiver having recording/reproducing functions and method of recording/reproducing TV signals  
A received television broadcasting signal is always recorded to a hard disk. In the hard disk, by time-divisionally processing the recording and reproduction, they are executed in parallel. In the...
6191781 Television graphical user interface that combines electronic program guide with graphical channel changer  
A graphical user interface (GUI) for a TV receiver combines a graphical channel changer with an electronic program guide to enable a user to quickly and seamlessly go from a TV channel selection...
6188442 Multiviewer display system for television monitors  
A display monitor (12) operates in a time-multiplexed fashion to display a plurality of viewer-selected video channels on a single display screen. A visual apparatus (22) worn by the viewers is...
6184877 System and method for interactively accessing program information on a television  
The present invention relates to a system and method for accessing television program information, particularly context sensitive information, some of which may be found through the Internet.A...
6181333 Television graphical user interface having channel and program sorting capabilities  
A TV graphical user interface is provided with a graphical channel changer for enabling a user to select a required TV channel among about 1000 channels offered by a satellite TV system. The...
6172715 Picture-in-picture control method and apparatus for video television system  
A picture-in-picture (PIP) control method and apparatus for use in a video television system (TVCR) selectively controls the operation of a video cassette recorder (VCR) according to a PIP control...
6169541 Method, apparatus and system for integrating television signals with internet access  
A method, computer program product and system are provided for integrating television signals with internet access. A television signal is received and divided into images and universal resource...
6169568 Liquid crystal display device and entertainment system  
An entertainment system wherein a video image and an image containing icons, both having an aspect ratio of 4:3, are displayed on a display screen with an aspect ratio of 16:9 in such a manner that...
6169543 System and method for customizing program guide information to include reminder item or local identifier  
An interface and a method for customizing program guide information containing program descriptions is provided. The program guide information is downloaded and stored in a memory, preferably in a...
6163345 Method and apparatus for providing station and programming information in a multiple station broadcast system  
An innovative but easy to use on-line guide is provided to provide the user of a multiple channel television broadcast system a wealth of programming information in a simple format that is easy to...
6147714 Control apparatus and control method for displaying electronic program guide  
A desired program is selected speedily and reliably from a plurality of programs. Reduced-sized still pictures of typical frames of programs to be broadcast on the respective channels are divided...
6147717 Display service for displaying video images of multiple channels on a screen  
A display device includes a plurality of input timing control circuits for generating a plurality of first clock signals in synchronization with a corresponding plurality of horizontal...
6144414 Image recording and reproduction apparatus  
In a digital still camera, a character font readout control circuit (20) has the character constituted by 46 lines read out from a font memory (23) into a display memory (8) when the monitor device...
6141058 Television receiver having a user-editable telephone system caller-ID feature  
A television receiver includes telephone network interface circuitry which allows the receiver to receive and process Caller-ID signals for display during the ringing period of the telephone set....
6137538 Bus system for a television signal processing device  
Bus system (1, 2, 3) for a television signal processing device for transferring video data (d8) of at least one video data source (8) and/or supplementary data (d10) of one or more...
6133911 Method for selecting menus displayed via television receiver  
A method for selecting menus in a television receiver is provided. In the method, a controller determines if a menu selection command is input by a user to enter a menu selection mode. If the menu...
6130720 Method and apparatus for providing a variety of information from an information server  
A method and apparatus for requesting, receiving, processing, and providing local information from a single local source to a television viewer. A local information provider is accessed via a...
6130722 Closed-caption broadcasting and displaying method and apparatus suitable for syllable characters  
A closed-caption broadcasting and displaying method and apparatus. According to the closed-caption broadcasting method and apparatus, a caption signal including character information and control...
6128045 Flat-panel display device and display method  
A liquid crystal display device is composed of a liquid crystal panel including a plurality of pixels and a plurality of data signal lines, and a panel control unit CNT for controlling the liquid...
6122011 Apparatus and method for creating or editing a channel map  
A channel map is created and/or edited with the aid of a PIP window in which a real time television program is displayed. The PIP window is displayed on a monitor screen at the same time as a...
6118493 Method and apparatus for selecting a channel from a multiple channel display  
A method and apparatus that allows a user to preview live audio and/or video of a channel displayed in a multiple channel selection display prior to making a complete selection is generally...
6115080 Channel selection methodology in an ATSC/NTSC television receiver  
The invention comprises a method of selecting for further processing (e.g., display) a desired television channel suitable for use in a television receiver capable of receiving both analog (e.g.,...
6097442 Method and apparatus for reformatting auxiliary information included in a television signal  
A method and apparatus for reformatting auxiliary information such as closed caption text that is extracted from a television signal. The apparatus reformats the text by removing redundant spaces,...
6094230 Apparatus and method for displaying images on a multiple screen DTV  
A system and method for generating the display of multiple screen digital television includes a size controller to adjust the image size by cutting or enlarging the outer portion of the image...
6094237 Channel selecting system  
A first channel selection signal generating circuit successively indicates selection of channels which can be received by the electronic tuner. A second channel selection signal generating circuit...
6091457 Method and apparatus for refreshing a display screen of a television system with images representing network application data  
A memory controller for controlling accesses to a memory storing display entities including network application data displayed on a display screen of a television system. For performing a display...
6088064 Method and apparatus for positioning auxiliary information proximate an auxiliary image in a multi-image display  
Method and apparatus for generating a signal representing a multi-image video display including a main image and an auxiliary image, e.g., a picture-in-picture (PIP) image, provides for positioning...
6081830 Automatic linking to program-specific computer chat rooms  
The automatic linking to program-specific computer chat rooms is disclosed. A computer detects the channel selected on a corresponding tuner. By referencing the channel and the time and date in...
6075567 Image code transform system for separating coded sequences of small screen moving image signals of large screen from coded sequence corresponding to data compression of large screen moving image signal  
An image code transform system for arranging and composing a plurality of small screens of moving images to a large screen image, compressing and encoding the large screen image to generate a large...
6075571 Composite image display device and service for video conferencing  
A network-based device creates composite video streams containing video images of users for display on video conferencing screens. Video image streams are cascaded through a series of quad boxes to...
6072460 Systems and methods for presenting a television program guide  
A system interactively controlled by a TV viewer remote control transmitter displays portions of a scroll program guide on the viewer's display screen. A tuner receives TV radio frequency or...
6069662 Apparatus for displaying a plurality of compressed images  
An apparatus for displaying a plurality of compressed images is disclosed, in which a high quality freeze display is made possible with a high vertical resolution and a multiplicity of compressed...
6057887 Method and apparatus for receiving a DTMF signal and displaying a figure based upon coordinate data obtained from the DTMF signal  
An information receiving apparatus and method are disclosed. According to such apparatus and method, a DTMF signal is received over a telephone line, and coordinate data corresponding to the...
6055023 Television apparatus for simultaneous decoding of auxiliary data included in multiple television signals  
Television apparatus includes first and second auxiliary data decoders for simultaneously extracting auxiliary data from respective first and second television signals to produce first and second...
6052154 Image processing device with expander minimizing memory requirements for obtaining multiple sub window image data  
An image processing device for displaying a sub window of second video data on one part of a main screen by switching first video data for the entire screen and the second video data for the sub...
6049333 System and method for providing an event database in a telecasting system  
A system and method are provided for presenting on a television, a combined display of information contained in an event database and television program video content. A set-top terminal receives...
6046778 Apparatus for generating sub-picture units for subtitles and storage medium storing sub-picture unit generation program  
To provide a sub-picture unit generation apparatus for generating a plurality of sub-picture units that compose a sub-picture stream which is interleaved with a video stream into a system stream,...
6038232 MPEG-2 multiplexer for ATM network adaptation  
A moving picture expert group (MPEG)-2 transport stream (TS) multiplexer for an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) network adaptation. The MPEG-2 multiplexer for ATM network adaption includes media...