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Hugo J Strubbe: System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with a T.V. program information database. North American Philips Corporation, Michael E Marion, June 29, 1993: US05223924 (746 worldwide citation)

A user interface which can access downloaded TV program information, which can be continually updated and provided either "over the air", over cable or satellite transmission paths or other "fast data" paths, and automatically correlate this information with the preferences of the user, to create an ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Donald R Gentner: Interface for a TV-VCR system. North American Philips Corporation, Edward W Goodman, September 10, 1991: US05047867 (570 worldwide citation)

A system for integrating the operation and control of a television receiver and a video cassette recorder (vcr), the television receiver being capable of receiving and displaying various television channels as well as other video signals, and the vcr being capable of recording programs at least from ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Ijsbrand J Aalbersberg: System and method for finding a movie of interest in a large movie database. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Michael E Marion, January 9, 1996: US05483278 (449 worldwide citation)

A system comprising a user interface which can access downloaded electronic programs (e.g. pay per view movies) and information records related to said programs, which can be continually updated and provided over cable or satellite transmission paths or other "fast data" paths, and which can automat ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Robert McFarlane: System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with electronic shopping information. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Michael E Marion, November 21, 1995: US05469206 (316 worldwide citation)

A system comprising a user interface which can access downloaded electronic shopping information, which can be continually updated and provided either "over the air", over cable or satellite transmission paths or other "fast data" paths, and automatically correlate this information with the preferen ...


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Larry J Eshelman, Srinivas Gutta, Daniel Pelletier, Hugo J Strubbe, John Milanski: Automatic system for monitoring independent person requiring occasional assistance. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Gregory L Thorne, August 26, 2003: US06611206 (230 worldwide citation)

Briefly, an alarm system monitors conditions of an independent person, yet one requiring some supervision, such as an elderly person living alone at home. The system monitors a variety of independent signals and combines them to recognize subtle cues that may indicate there will be a need for interv ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Larry J Eshelman, Srinivas Gutta, John Milanski, Daniel Pelletier: User interface/entertainment device that simulates personal interaction and charges external database with relevant data. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Gregory L Thorne, September 21, 2004: US06795808 (211 worldwide citation)

An interaction simulator, such as a chatterbot, is connected with an external database, such as an electronic program guide. The information gathered during interaction, particularly conversational, is parsed and used to augment the database data. The interaction simulator may be guided by the data ...


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Hugo J Strubbe: System for automatically activating picture-in-picture when an auxiliary signal is detected. North American Philips Corporation, Laurie Gathman, Michael E Marion, July 11, 1995: US05432561 (177 worldwide citation)

A television receiver comprising an improved interface circuit which automatically activates a PIP display of an auxiliary input (for example a videocassette or videodisc) when such an input is detected.


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Hugo J Strubbe, Larry J Eshelman, Srinivas Gutta, John Milanski, Daniel Pelletier: Environment-responsive user interface/entertainment device that simulates personal interaction. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, Gregory L Thorne, April 13, 2004: US06721706 (176 worldwide citation)

An interaction simulator, such as a chatterbot, is enabled to simulate an awareness of the user to generate an interaction that is more natural and appropriate than prior art chatterbots. For example, the device may employ machine vision to detect the number of persons present or the activity of the ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Larry J Eshelman, Srinivas Gutta, John Milanski: User interface/entertainment device that simulates personal interaction and responds to user's mental state and/or personality. Koninklije Philips Electronics, Gregory L Thorne, May 4, 2004: US06731307 (154 worldwide citation)

An interaction simulator uses computer vision, and inputs of other modalities, to analyze the user's mental state and/or personality. The mental state and/or personality are classified and this information used to guide conversation and other interaction. In a chatterbot embodiment, the substan ...


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Hugo J Strubbe, Srinivas Gutta: Predictive calendar. Koninklijke Philips Electronics, August 5, 2003: US06604059 (144 worldwide citation)

A method and system for recommending future events or appointments are disclosed. The inventive system stores a repeat rate provided by users in the system, then recommends future events or appointments based on what the user has rated and the past frequency of those events or appointments which the ...