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Daniel J Zigmond, Phillip Y Goldman: Techniques for intelligent video ad insertion. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger, February 24, 2004: US06698020 (874 worldwide citation)

A system and method for selecting and inserting advertisements into a video programming feed at the household level. An advertisement insertion device in a home entertainment system receives a plurality of advertisements from an advertisement source. The advertisement insertion device selects one of ...


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Richard Humpleman: Set-top electronics and network interface unit arrangement. Samsung Information Systems America, March 23, 1999: US05886732 (366 worldwide citation)

A set-top electronics and network interface unit arrangement is connected to an internal digital network interconnecting devices in the home. Entertainment services are introduced into the network through network interface units that are coupled to an external network and to the internal network. Th ...


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Jeffrey Schindler, Theodore W Waitt, Randall Farwell: Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display. Gateway 2000, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 7, 1997: US05675390 (354 worldwide citation)

An entertainment system has a personal computer as the heart of the system with a large screen VGA quality monitor as the display of choice. The system has digital satellite broadcast reception, decompression and display capability with multiple radio frequency remote control devices which transmit ...


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Paul R Hickey: Audio-visual inventory and play-back control system. Research Design & Marketing, Sandra M Parker, December 12, 1995: US05475835 (310 worldwide citation)

An improved audio-visual computer-based home entertainment media inventory and control system is disclosed comprising a computer with associated software, for controlling any combination or number of video tape record-playback units, audio tape record-playback units, video disc record or playback un ...


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Jack A Segal, William Allen Yates, Steven B Branton, Jeff Mossontte: Home entertainment device remote control. Interlink Electronics, Brooks & Kushman P C, May 28, 2002: US06396523 (222 worldwide citation)

A remote control for controlling a home entertainment device having a display screen provided with a movable object includes a touch pad. The touch pad is operable with the display screen such that the display screen is mapped to the touch pad area. The touch pad generates a signal in response to an ...


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Lester Turner, Herbert F Primosch: System for monitoring and control of home entertainment electronic devices. Teleview Rating Corporation, Beehler & Pavitt, March 6, 1990: US04907079 (218 worldwide citation)

The invention networks a conventional and unmodified television receiver, television monitor, stereo amplifier, VCR's, video disc player, etc. and communicates via telephone lines with any remote central computer. The viewer provides channel selection commands or other programming commands to a micr ...


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Jeffrey Schindler, Robert Moore, David S Zyzda: Graphical user interface for control of a home entertainment system. Gateway, Kenneth J Cool, Rodney L Lacy, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth, March 19, 2002: US06359636 (215 worldwide citation)

An entertainment system has a personal computer as the heart of the system with a large screen VGA quality monitor as the display of choice. The system has digital satellite broadcast reception, decompression and display capability with multiple radio frequency remote control devices which transmit ...


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Tommyca Freadman: Hybrid home-entertainment system. Altec Lansing Technologies, Graham & James, February 24, 1998: US05722041 (212 worldwide citation)

Home entertainment center interface apparatus providing remote database access and access coordination is disclosed. The interface can, alternatively, be installed directly on the PCI bus in the computer. The interface provides remote access to the database in response to signals from an RF remote c ...


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Richard Humpleman: Home multimedia network architecture. Samsung Electronics, Kenneth L Sherman & Sherman Sherman Esq, Jeffrey P Aiello Esq, December 21, 1999: US06005861 (207 worldwide citation)

A home network architecture has an internal digital network interconnecting devices in the home. Entertainment services are introduced into the network through network interface units that are coupled to an external network and to the internal network. The network interface units perform the necessa ...


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Lorna Goulden, Jeffrey Alan Herman, Paul S Moore: Remote with 3D organized GUI for a home entertainment system. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, Peter Verdonk, September 21, 1999: US05956025 (205 worldwide citation)

A remote control device for a home entertainment system has a GUI with touch screen functionality. The visible part of the GUI is hierarchically organized in several control levels. All levels have consistent lay-outs with a first area for selectable items in a first location, a second area with con ...



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