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Kurt Keipert, Adam Schafer: Automatic muting. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, April 25, 2017: US09632746 (23 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for altering a volume level of an electronic device may include receiving a user input indicative of triggering a remote find operation to locate a remote control, and in response to the user input, sending a remote find instruction to the remote control. The remote find instruct ...


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Adam Schafer, Joseph Tomko, Jeremy Mickelsen: Audible feedback for input activation of a remote control device. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, January 14, 2014: US08629754 (3 worldwide citation)

A method of informing a user of an identity of an input of a remote control device is presented. In the method, user activation of one of the inputs of the remote control device is detected. An audible signal associated with the activated input is determined. Each of the inputs of the remote control ...


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Chia Hong Jan, Tracey Scherban, Ying Zhou, Adam Schafer, Brett Robert Schroeder: Enhancing adhesion of silicon nitride films to carbon-containing oxide films. Intel Corporation, Trop Pruner & Hu P C, July 4, 2006: US07071129 (1 worldwide citation)

Adhesion between silicon nitride etch-stop layers and carbon doped oxide films may be improved by using plasma argon densification treatments of the carbon doped oxide films. The resulting surface layer of the carbon doped oxide films may be carbon-depleted and may include a relatively rough interfa ...


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Jeremy Mickelsen, Adam Schafer, Bradley Wolf: Enhanced experience from standard program content. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, March 17, 2015: US08984568 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for enhancing the viewing experience of video content by analyzing the content to determine where enhanced sensory experience events may be appropriate, by identifying devices at the viewing location and devices personal to the viewer that can be controlled to pro ...


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Adam Schafer, Joseph Tomko, Jeremy Mickelsen: Audible feedback for input activation of a remote control device. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L L C, Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, Raymond Armentrout, January 15, 2019: US10181260

A method of informing a user of an identity of an input of a remote control device is presented. In the method, user activation of one of the inputs of the remote control device is detected. An audible signal associated with the activated input is determined. Each of the inputs of the remote control ...


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Jeremy Mickelsen, Adam Schafer: Video processing using concurrent outcome simulation threads. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz P C, September 6, 2016: US09433863

A method of processing video information is presented here. The method may begin by executing, with at least one processor, a plurality of concurrent simulation threads for an interactive video application, wherein each of the concurrent simulation threads corresponds to a predicted outcome of the v ...


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Adam Schafer, Eric Hieb: Apparatus, systems, and methods for notification of remote control device modes. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Seed IP Law Group, June 20, 2017: US09686496

Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed for the current mode of one or more remote control devices to be displayed or played as an audio message either continuously or at various opportune times on other devices such as a presentation device (e.g., a television set). In this way, a user is abl ...


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Jeremy Mickelsen, Adam Schafer: Apparatus, systems and methods for video output brightness adjustment. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Lowe Graham Jones PLLC, May 1, 2018: US09961408

Systems and methods are operable to increase brightness output from a display. An exemplary embodiment detects a predefined user action of a remote control, and then increases brightness of a currently presented image that is being presented on the display in response to detecting the predefined use ...


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Christopher Burns, Adam Schafer: Methods and apparatus for dynamic volume punch-through. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, October 28, 2014: US08875216

Methods and apparatus for dynamic volume punch through in a home entertainment system that includes a client device that receives programming signals coupled to an audio/video amplifier, and a television coupled to the audio/video amplifier. A remote control that communicates over a radio frequency ...


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Nathan Hale, Adam Schafer, Jeremy Mickelsen, David Innes, William Reams: Easy RF remote control pairing for networked set top boxes. Echostar Technologies L L C, Seed IP Law Group PLLC, January 27, 2015: US08941784

A television service provider system includes a first set top box, a second set top box, and a remote control. The remote control transmits an infrared pairing signal which is only received by one of the set top boxes. The receiving set top box pairs itself to the remote control. The non receiving s ...