Patents by Inventor Gordon M. Drury

Gordon M. Drury has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4748496
    Abstract: In a method of transmitting and receiving Multiplexed Analog Component (MAC) television signals by producing first chrominance component and luminance component signals representing lines of a television signal capable of reconstruction in a conventional MAC television receiver to produce a first television picture having a first aspect ratio and a first number of lines and wherein the component signals for each line are time-compressed and placed sequentially at times appropriate to allow reconstruction of the television picture but occupying less than the whole line time, the improvement whereby further luminance component and chrominance component signals are generated and added to portions of the television signal not containing the first signals such that the further component signals are capable of being reproduced together with the first signals to produce an extended definition picture with the further component signals not interfering with the picture reproduction from the first chrominance and lumin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1988
    Assignee: Independent Broadcasting Authority
    Inventors: Gordon M. Drury, Michael D. Windram
  • Patent number: 4636851
    Abstract: A multiplexed analogue component (MAC) television signal is encrypted for transmission and reception by authorized recipients only by dividing the signal into blocks and reordering the blocks prior to transmission. The signal within each block remains in its original order. Preferably, the signal representing one line of video is split into blocks which are reordered within the line time to cause translation or rotation of analogue components. Alternatively a group of lines may be processed as a group to cause reordering of the analogue components between lines. The preferred arrangement does not split the blocks of analogue signals already present in the MAC signal. The receiver is arranged to receive information regarding the encryption technique with the television signal and to reorder the blocks constituting the received signal whereby to reconstruct the original signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Independent Broadcasting Authority
    Inventors: Gordon M. Drury, Arthur G. Mason, Nicolas K. Lodge, Barry A. Flannaghan