07974714 is referenced by 125 patents and cites 1019 patents.

An intelligent electronic appliance preferably includes a user interface, data input and/or output port, and an intelligent processor. A preferred embodiment comprises a set top box for interacting with broadband media streams, with an adaptive user interface, content-based media processing and/or media metadata processing, and telecommunications integration. An adaptive user interface models the user, by observation, feedback, and/or explicit input, and presents a user interface and/or executes functions based on the user model. A content-based media processing system analyzes media content, for example audio and video, to understand the content, for example to generate content-descriptive metadata. A media metadata processing system operates on locally or remotely generated metadata to process the media in accordance with the metadata, which may be, for example, an electronic program guide, MPEG 7 data, and/or automatically generated format. A set top box preferably includes digital trick play effects, and incorporated digital rights management features.

Intelligent electronic appliance system and method
Application Number
Publication Number
7974714 (B2)
Application Date
August 29, 2006
Publication Date
July 5, 2011
Steven Mark Hoffberg
West Harrison
Ostrolenk Faber
Steven M Hoffberg
H04N 5/78
G11B 21/02
H04R 3/02
G06F 17/00
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