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Anthony F Istvan, Rod G Fleck, Robin Budd, Korina J B Stark, Marcellino Tanumihardja: Network-accessible control of one or more media devices. Vulcan, Perkins Coie, September 7, 2010: US07792920 (76 worldwide citation)

A content management (CM) system is provided to centrally control operation of one or more connected devices by issuing control requests and/or data requests. In some situations the connected device(s) include devices that control presentation of television programming-related content, such as digit ...


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Mai Ian Tomsen, Anthony F Istvan: Method and system to defer transactions conducted via interactive television. Digeo, Stoel Rives, Kory D Christensen, March 20, 2007: US07194754 (51 worldwide citation)

A viewer can initiate and then defer a transaction conducted via an interactive television system. The transaction can involve obtaining information or ordering goods or services available from a network, such as the Internet, that is accessible via the interactive television system. As an example, ...


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James A Billmaier, John M Kellum, Anthony F Istvan, Dewey M Reid, Philip A Rogan: System and method for focused navigation within a user interface. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, September 12, 2006: US07107532 (48 worldwide citation)

A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is ...


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Anthony F Istvan, James A Billmaier, John M Kellum, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan: System and method for capturing video frames for focused navigation within a user interface. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, July 18, 2006: US07080394 (48 worldwide citation)

A video frame is captured from a television broadcast on each of a plurality of channels. The captured video frames are provided to a display interface, which successively displays the captured video frames within a focus area of a user interface in response to an initiating action by a user. The di ...


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James A Billmaier, John M Kellum, Anthony F Istvan, Dewey M Reid, Philip A Rogan: System and method for focused navigation within a user interface. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, January 2, 2007: US07159177 (45 worldwide citation)

A sequence of cards is stored that graphically represents available options within an information system. In response to a single user action, the sequence of cards is successively displayed within a focus area of the user interface. In response to a subsequent user action, the successive display is ...


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Paul G Allen, James A Billmaier, John M Kellum, Anthony F Istvan, Dewey Reid, Philip Rogan: System and method for focused navigation within a user interface. Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, January 19, 2010: US07650569 (44 worldwide citation)

A method for navigation of television program listings within a user interface includes successively displaying a first set of visual cards in a first area of the user interface. Each visual card of the first set of visual cards represents a corresponding broadcast time slot associated with a graphi ...


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Robert E Novak, James A Billmaier, Anthony F Istvan: System and method for screening incoming video communications within an interactive television system. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, February 28, 2006: US07006613 (39 worldwide citation)

A video communication request from a caller to a recipient is screened by an unauthorized caller list, an authorized caller list, a recipient-specific caller list, third party authorization, and/or various combinations of these. Depending on which screening list, if any, an identifier of the caller ...


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Hubert E Kolde, Anthony F Istvan: System and method for providing a context-sensitive instructional user interface icon in an interactive television system. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, July 13, 2004: US06762773 (36 worldwide citation)

Icons representing a plurality of interactive options periodically available within an interactive television system are stored in an icon repository. Each interactive option corresponds to a button on a remote control. Furthermore, each icon shares a common visual characteristic with a correspondin ...


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Cary Coutant, William B Buzbee, Anthony F Istvan: Method and apparatus for the inter-operation of differing architectural and run time conventions. Hewlett Packard Company, March 6, 2001: US06199202 (35 worldwide citation)

The inventive mechanism allows an application to switch modes during its operation, between a compatibility or legacy mode for a previous architecture, and a native mode for a current architecture. The mechanism includes an official function descriptor which describes information for accessing a fun ...


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Robert E Novak, James A Billmaier, Anthony F Istvan: System and method for screening incoming and outgoing video communications within an interactive television system. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, November 28, 2006: US07142230 (25 worldwide citation)

Outgoing video communication requests are intercepted and screened by one or more unauthorized recipient lists, authorized recipient lists, caller-specific authorized/unauthorized recipient lists, and/or various combinations of these. The video communication requests may be blocked or forwarded to t ...



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