Global Patent Index - EP 1062807 A1

EP 1062807 A1 2000-12-27 - PICTURE-IN-GUIDE GENERATOR

Title (en)

PICTURE-IN-GUIDE GENERATOR

Title (de)

GENERATOR EINES IN EINER PROGRAMMFÜHRUNG EINGEBLENDETEN BILDES

Title (fr)

GENERATEUR D'IMAGE INSEREE DANS UN GUIDE

Publication

EP 1062807 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99904407 A

Priority

  • US 9901906 W
  • US 7242898 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9938322A1] A picture-in-guide generator (21) has an output adapted to drive a display monitor (62) and an input adapted to receive a television signal. A display generator (34) feeds drive signals to the output in synchronism with the display monitor (62). EPG information is extracted from the television signal and stored in memory (26). The pixel size of the television signal is reduced. The reduced pixel size television signal is stored in memory (26). The EPG data and the television signal are retrieved from memory (26) and stored in the display generator (34). The EPG data and the television signal are fed from the display generator (34) to the output in a continuous data stream ordered to produce a picture-in-guide display (10) on the monitor (62). Preferably, the picture-in-guide generator (21) is implemented on a single integrated circuit chip.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04N 5/50; H04N 5/445

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04N 5/445 (2011.01); H04N 7/025 (2006.01); H04N 7/03 (2006.01); H04N 7/035 (2006.01); H04N 7/088 (2006.01); H04N 5/45 (2011.01); H04N 9/64 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04N 7/0884 (2013.01); H04N 5/44543 (2013.01); H04N 21/42692 (2013.01); H04N 21/4316 (2013.01); H04N 21/435 (2013.01); H04N 21/440263 (2013.01); H04N 21/482 (2013.01); H04N 5/44504 (2013.01); H04N 5/45 (2013.01); H04N 9/64 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9938322A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9938322 A1 19990729; AU 2481099 A 19990809; AU 746029 B2 20020411; BR 9907745 A 20010904; CA 2318867 A1 19990729; CA 2318867 C 20020625; CN 1299554 A 20010613; EP 1062807 A1 20001227; JP 2002503898 A 20020205; KR 100376171 B1 20030315

INPADOC legal status


2004-07-14 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040524

2000-12-27 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000808

2000-12-27 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE