US Patent No: 8,144,259

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Broadcast receiving apparatus and method for minimizing program interruption by an emergency warning signal

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A broadcast receiving apparatus is equipped with a plurality of tuners that can respectively receive a control signal including region information identifying a region and channel designation information designating a program broadcast channel. A channel selection action of each tuner, display processing for a display unit, and recording processing for a storage unit are controlled based on a channel selection state of each tuner and the control signal. Furthermore, a tuner to select a channel designated by the channel designation information is determined based on a state of use of each tuner.

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Patent Owner(s)

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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHATOKYO55348

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ichihashi, Nobuharu Kawasaki, JP 23 86

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CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
8,830,404 Broadcast receiving apparatus and method for controlling broadcast receiving apparatus 0 2012

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