TV data capture device

  • US 5,121,476 A
  • Filed: 01/25/1991
  • Issued: 06/09/1992
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/1988
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A digital data capture apparatus used by a receiving party and capable of operating in combination with a TV set or monitor and an extraction circuit for extracting portions of digital data selected by said receiving party from a composite video-digital signal comprising:

  • receiving means for receiving said composite video-digital signal, said signal including video and digital data having no addresses associated therewith,storage means for storing said portions of digital data under control of instructions directed to a microprocessor, said portions of digital data being selectively extracted from said composite signal under control of said receiving party,memory means communications with said microprocessor for storing programs and said selected digital data, anda microprocessor for receiving said selected digital data from said extraction circuit, said microprocessor communicating with said memory means and with said storage means for controlling the selected storage, retrieval, erasure and display of said selected digital data.

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