06393496 is referenced by 17 patents.

An application interface for an intelligent communication device. The intelligent communication device is connected to a network with at least one server connected thereto. The intelligent communication device includes an operating system. The application interface allows for application program to run on the intelligent communication device while be written independently of the operating system and the network. In a specific implementation, the application interface can be used in an interactive television system. The interactive television system includes a set top box decoder connected to a network with at least one server attached. The set top box decoder is a digital computer device which utilizes an operating system. The application interface includes an application program interface and a media control layer.

Title
Operating system and network independent application program interface for use in an intelligent communication device
Application Number
8/603790
Publication Number
6393496 (B1)
Application Date
February 20, 1996
Publication Date
May 21, 2002
Inventor
Brent A Thompson
6922 Northview Dr., Urbandale
IA, US
Eric B Miller
10154 NW. 80th La., Grimes
IA, US
Curtis A Schwaderer
2707 64th St., Des Moines
IA, US
Agent
Davis Brown Law Firm
US
Agent
Kent A Herink
US
Daniel A Rosenberg
US
IPC
G06F 9/54
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