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Jack A Segal, William Allen Yates, Steven B Branton, Jeff Mossontte: Remote control having touch pad to screen mapping. Interlink Electronics, Brooks Kushman P C, July 20, 2004: US06765557 (190 worldwide citation)

A remote control for controlling a home entertainment (HE) device such as an Interactive television having a display screen. The remote control includes a touch pad mapped to the display screen of the HE device as a function of the ratio of the areas of the touch pad and the display screen such that ...


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Edward H Frank, John T Holloway: Network protocol--based home entertainment network. Epigram, Christie Parker & Hale, February 15, 2000: US06026150 (185 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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William A McCarty, Jeff King Jr: Wireless and wired speaker hub for a home theater system. KSC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 27, 2009: US07483538 (164 worldwide citation)

A method and system for communicating audio, video, and/or control signals within a home entertainment system. A plurality of audio channels is communicated between a wireless transmitter and a wireless receiver. The wireless transmitter is located proximate to a speaker housing. In some embodiments ...


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Michael Ficco, Adrian Yap, Ernest Seah, Rajeshwari Karthikeyan: Device control via digitally stored program content. The DIRECTV Group, Georgann S Grunnbach, March 15, 2005: US06868292 (159 worldwide citation)

A method and system of controlling devices with digitally stored content. Devices such as home electronic appliances, lighting systems, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, home security systems and home entertainment systems are controlled from a single, centralized device. A ...


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William A McCarty, Yadir Rodriguez: Wired, wireless, infrared, and powerline audio entertainment systems. KSC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 14, 2010: US07853341 (157 worldwide citation)

A method and system for communicating audio, video, and/or control signals within a home entertainment system. One or more signals are communicated between an input device and one or more output devices via one or more networks. The output device can include loudspeakers, display devices, and headph ...


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Daniel P Lopresti, Yue Ma, Andrew Tomkins, Jian Zhou: Video users environment. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 30, 1999: US05889506 (156 worldwide citation)

The user communicates through a digitizing writing surface with the audio/video control apparatus. An on-screen display is generated, providing the user with a user environment in which a wide range of different tasks and functions can be performed. The digitizing writing surface can be incorporated ...


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Jeffrey Schindler, Bradley A Forrest: System for assigning multichannel audio signals to independent wireless audio output devices. Gateway 2000, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, February 2, 1999: US05867223 (147 worldwide citation)

A home entertainment and information system is provided which assigns and transmits audio programming to audio output devices. Digital and analog signals from a variety of program sources are received by the home entertainment and information system. The system assigns and transmits to an audio outp ...


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Jeffrey Schindler, David W Zyzda: Database navigation system for a home entertainment system. Gateway 2000, Anthony Claiborne, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, November 30, 1999: US05995155 (137 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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Edward Blaine Eytchison: Method of managing resources within a network of consumer electronic devices. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, March 26, 2002: US06363434 (134 worldwide citation)

A method of managing resources within a network for consumer electronic media devices. In one embodiment, the method is implemented as a software resource manager which provides a centralized resource allocation, reservation and access control functionalities for a home entertainment server. Particu ...


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Erich Geiger, Rolf Schiering: Television receiver with remote control system capable of controlling associated peripheral devices manufactured by different companies. Deutsche Thomson Brandt, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, January 14, 1992: US05081534 (131 worldwide citation)

A control arrangement for a home entertainment unit, including a television receiver and one or more peripheral devices, such as a video recorder, coupled to the television receiver, includes a single remote control transmitter for transmitting a remote control signal to the television receiver, whi ...



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