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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 (234 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 (233 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 (230 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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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 (226 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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Richard Humpleman: Home multimedia network architecture. Samsung Electronics, Kenneth L Sherman & Sherman Sherman Esq, Jeffrey P Aiello Esq, December 21, 1999: US06005861 (213 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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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 (166 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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Daniel P Lopresti, Yue Ma, Andrew Tomkins, Jian Zhou: Video users environment. Matsushita Electric Industrial, Harness Dickey & Pierce, March 30, 1999: US05889506 (165 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 (157 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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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 (147 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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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 (147 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 ...