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Rodger J Lea, Harold Aaron Ludke: Home audio/video network with two level device control. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, February 29, 2000: US06032202 (390 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing seamless interoperability and integration of a plurality of devices in a network. When a new device is coupled to a home audio video network, the device is queried to obtain a description of first level functions supported by the device. A first level control module ...


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Harold Aaron Ludtke: Method and system for collecting data over a 1394 network to support analysis of consumer behavior, marketing and customer support. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, March 13, 2001: US06202210 (221 worldwide citation)

A data collection system for use with a home AV network. The home AV network includes a plurality of consumer electronic devices communicatively coupled via an IEEE 1394 based network. A receiver device is included in the plurality of devices. The receiver device functions by receiving a broadcast d ...


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Feng: Method and system for updating device identification and status information after a local bus reset within a home audio/video network. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, December 12, 2000: US06160796 (176 worldwide citation)

A method and system for updating device identification and status information in response to a local bus reset within a home audio/video network. Several consumer electronics products, e.g., television, VCR, tuner, set-top box (e.g., intelligent receiver/decoder, IRD), DVTRs, PCs, DVD players (digit ...


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Hiroshi Ogino, Feng: Method and system for providing a device identification mechanism within a consumer audio/video network. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, March 14, 2000: US06038625 (161 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a device identification mechanism within a consumer electronics based audio/video network. Several consumer electronics products, e.g., television, VCR, tuner, set-top box (e.g., intelligent receiver/decoder, IRD), DVTRs, PCs, DVD players (digital video disk), etc., ...


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Rodger J Lea: Home audio/video network for generating default control parameters for devices coupled to the network, and replacing updated control parameters therewith. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, April 18, 2000: US06052750 (157 worldwide citation)

A method and system for ensuring future upgradability and expandabiliy of devices in a home audio video network. The system of the present invention generates a default control module for a first device coupled to the network by using a second device coupled to the network. The the default control m ...


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Rodger J Lea: Home audio video network with device control modules for incorporating legacy devices. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, July 4, 2000: US06085236 (145 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing seamless interoperability and integration between a plurality of devices in a network using a common protocol, wherein at least one of the devices is a legacy device which commmunicates with the network using a proprietary protocol. When a legacy device is coupled t ...


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Edward Blaine Eytchison: Method of managing resources within a network of consumer electronic devices. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, March 26, 2002: US06363434 (139 worldwide citation)

A method of managing resources within a network for consumer electronic media devices. In one embodiment, the method is implemented as a software resource manager which provides a centralized resource allocation, reservation and access control functionalities for a home entertainment server. Particu ...


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Harold Aaron Ludtke: Method and system for defining and discovering proxy functionality on a distributed audio video network. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, May 22, 2001: US06237049 (134 worldwide citation)

A method and system for defining and discovering proxy functionality on a distributed audio video network. The present invention operates within a network of consumer electronic media devices (e.g., television, set-top-box, video cassette recorder, compact disc device, personal computer system, etc. ...


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Harold Aaron Ludtke: Method and apparatus for distributed conditional access control on a serial communication network. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, November 28, 2000: US06154206 (134 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for distributed conditional access (CA) control on a serial communication network. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes a CA subsystem over a 1394 network, the CA subsystem comprising a receiver unit for receiving a digital broadcast signal (DBS) and OOB d ...


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Simon J Gibbs, Feng Zou, Rodger J Lea: Apparatus and method for restoration of internal connections in a home audio/video system. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, January 2, 2001: US06169725 (112 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for the restoration of internal connections of consumer electronic devices in a home audio/video network. The present invention automatically maintains and manages the internal connections for each of the devices on the network. In the currently preferred embodiment, each int ...



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