06026150 is referenced by 247 patents and cites 9 patents.

An in-home network which includes a telephone line and a plurality of consumer electronic devices coupled to the telephone line. Each of the consumer electronic devices is assigned a unique address, such that each of the consumer electronics devices is individually addressable via the telephone line. The consumer electronic devices communicate using a packet-based protocol, wherein each of the consumer electronic devices transmits analog signal bursts on telephone line. Each of the consumer electronic devices can include a wireless signal receiver, such that a first consumer electronic device can receive control information from a remote control, and then control the operation of a second consumer electronic device by transmitting the control information to the second consumer electronic device via the telephone line.

Title
Network protocol--based home entertainment network
Application Number
8/960842
Publication Number
6026150
Application Date
October 30, 1997
Publication Date
February 15, 2000
Inventor
John T Holloway
Woodside
CA, US
Edward H Frank
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Christie Parker & Hale
Assignee
Epigram
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 9/08
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