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Edward H Frank, John T Holloway: Network protocol--based home entertainment network. Epigram, Christie Parker & Hale, February 15, 2000: US06026150 (202 worldwide citation)

An in-home network which includes a telephone line and a plurality of consumer electronic devices coupled to the telephone line. Each of the consumer electronic devices is assigned a unique address, such that each of the consumer electronics devices is individually addressable via the telephone line ...


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Carl Valiulis: Electronic identification, control, and security system and method for consumer electronics and the like. Electronic Security and Identification, Leydig Voit & Mayer, November 13, 2001: US06317028 (200 worldwide citation)

An electronic identification, control, and security system comprises a unique identification code associated with each manufactured article, a password code, communication circuitry capable of transmitting the password code to the manufactured articles, and appliance disabling circuitry. The applian ...


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Robin B Rumbolt, William R McIntyre, Larry E Goodson: Universal remote control unit with model identification capability. NAP Consumer Electronics, Thomas A Briody, William J Streeter, Marianne R Rich, October 27, 1987: US04703359 (199 worldwide citation)

A remote control unit responds to activation of a "identify" button by transmitting a sequence of command signals, each of the same command in a different format. Since the appliance to be controlled is turned on, it responds in a predetermined way (e.g. a channel change) when it receives the proper ...


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David J Duffield: Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, April 3, 1990: US04914517 (192 worldwide citation)

A tuning system is provided which allows a user to enter into a memory text labels associated with respective channels to be tuned so that, thereafter, a channel to be tuned may be selected by the user by entering its label. The time required to search the memory for a match with a previously stored ...


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David J Duffield, Gene H Johnson: Programmable picture-outside-picture display. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Joseph J Laks, Harvey D Fried, March 14, 1995: US05398074 (187 worldwide citation)

A wide screen television apparatus comprises a memory for storing a set of video sources, a circuit for tuning to the set of video sources and a video signal processor. The video signal processor is coupled to the memory and to the tuning circuit, and develops a wide screen multiple picture display ...


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Pankaj Rohatgi, Vincent Dureau: Apparatus and method for authenticating transmitting applications in an interactive TV system. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Eric P Herrmann, Ronald H Kurdyla, April 29, 1997: US05625693 (183 worldwide citation)

An executable interactive program is combined with audio/video data for transmission. The program is divided into modules, similar to computer files, and a Directory Module is created which links program modules. Security for the executable application is provided by attaching a signed certificate t ...


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Chris Moeller, Mike DeMoney, Rob Goedman: Video delivery system and method for displaying indexing slider bar on the subscriber video screen. Thompson Consumer Electronics, Sun Microsystems, Jeffrey C Hood, Conley Rose & Tayon, October 27, 1998: US05828370 (179 worldwide citation)

A system and method which displays a graphical icon, such as a slider bar, on a subscriber's television or display unit for indexing to different positions in a video stream in an interactive video delivery system. The interactive video delivery system preferably comprises at least one media server ...


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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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Harold Blatter, Thomas Edward Horlander, Kevin Elliott Bridgewater, Michael Scott Deiss: Decoding system and data format for processing and storing encrypted broadcast, cable or satellite video data. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Alexander J Burke, January 18, 2000: US06016348 (173 worldwide citation)

A decoder conditional access system incorporates different encryption systems for providing access to programs derived from different sources. A conditional access processor for processing encrypted program data and an associated encryption code includes a first algorithm means for decrypting the en ...


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Douglas M Keenan: Multi-brand universal remote control. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Thomas F Lenihan, September 12, 1989: US04866434 (164 worldwide citation)

A multi-brand universal remote control handunit stores compressed device control codes to make efficient use of the available memory space. In addition to storing data pointers to pairs of pulse off and pulse burst components of a transmission, the memory also stores data indicative of several chara ...



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