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David E Allport: System for dual-display interaction with integrated television and internet content. eRemote, Neal M Cohen, August 1, 2000: US06097441 (587 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are disclosed for using two or more cooperating but physically independent displays for enhanced viewing of data streams, where the viewing on one display does not interfere with the viewing on the other displays. The type of data streams may be complex streams such as multiple t ...


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David E Allport: Portable internet-enabled controller and information browser for consumer devices. eRemote, Neal M Cohen, August 15, 2000: US06104334 (580 worldwide citation)

A remote control uses IR (infrared) commands to control various consumer appliances made by various manufactures. The remote control is low-cost, consumer-friendly, programmable, has its own graphical display so it does not interfere with a TV or other viewing screen, and is capable of interacting w ...


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David E Allport: System for viewing multiple data streams simultaneously. Research Investment Network, Kevin Masaki, Steven Wong, Caroline T Do, May 20, 2003: US06567984 (321 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods of viewing multiple data streams are disclosed. A base station receives a first data stream and a second data stream. The first data stream is transmitted to a first device. The first device is capable of displaying motion video. The first data stream is displayed on the first de ...


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David E Allport: Methods of using a controller for controlling multi-user access to the functionality of consumer devices. eRemote, Neal M Cohen, July 3, 2001: US06256019 (199 worldwide citation)

Methods are described whereby multiple users can swap a controller of consumer devices between themselves frequently, while each retains the ability to reinstate their own customized controller interface through a quick and simple yet secure log-on procedure. Stored data accessible to the controller ...


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David E Allport: Portable internet-enabled controller and information browser for consumer devices. Research Investment Network, Keiji Masaki, Steve A Wong, Micah P Goldsmith, April 19, 2005: US06882299 (128 worldwide citation)

A remote control uses IR (infrared) commands to control various consumer appliances made by various manufactures. The remote control is low-cost, consumer-friendly, programmable, has its own graphical display so it does not interfere with a TV or other viewing screen, and is capable of interacting w ...


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David E Allport: Method of data display for electronic program guides (EPGs). Research Investment Network, Keiji Masaki, Steve A Wong, November 19, 2002: US06483548 (81 worldwide citation)

A method of displaying Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data in substantially a grid format, without using “channel” information as an axis. Instead of being presented by channel and time, the data is presented only by time. Thus, program information from multiple channels may be displayed in a single ...


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David E Allport: Method of controlling multi-user access to the functionality of consumer devices. Research Investment Network, Kelli Masaki, Steven A Wong, Micah P Goldsmith, June 14, 2005: US06906696 (30 worldwide citation)

Methods are described whereby multiple users can swap a controller of consumer devices between themselves frequently, whilst each retains the ability to reinstate their own customized controller interface through a quick and simple yet secure log-on procedure. Stored data accessible to the controlle ...


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David E Allport: Grid-based system and method for interacting with electronic program guide grid. Research Investment Network, Steve A Wong, Caroline T Do, October 3, 2006: US07117441 (15 worldwide citation)

An embodiment of the invention is a technique to navigate a user interface for program selection. Program information of a plurality of program cells is displayed in a visible window. The plurality of program cells is in an electronic program guide (EPG) grid. A visual indicator is moved in the visi ...


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David E Allport: Method of using physical buttons in association with a display to access and execute functions available through associated hardware and software. Research Investment Network, Kelli Masaki, Steve A Wong, Micah P Goldsmith, June 29, 2004: US06757001 (11 worldwide citation)

In response to a display activation motion performed upon one button of a plurality of buttons, a description of a function associated with each button is displayed. In response to an execution activation motion performed upon any one button of the plurality of buttons, the function associated with ...


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David E Allport: Method of data display for electronic program guides (EPGs) on a remote control. Research Investment Network, Steven A Wong, Caroline T Do, April 21, 2009: US07523475 (5 worldwide citation)

A method of displaying Electronic Program Guide (EPG) data on a remote control in substantially a grid format, without using “channel” information as an axis. Instead of being presented by channel and time, the data is presented only by time. Thus, program information from multiple channels may be d ...