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Tommyca Freadman: Hybrid home-entertainment system. Altec Lansing Technologies, Graham & James, February 24, 1998: US05722041 (215 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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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 (202 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 (199 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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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 (162 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 (158 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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Martin Richard Wachter: Remote control of electronic devices. Openglobe, October 22, 2002: US06469633 (157 worldwide citation)

An apparatus controls electronic devices, via radio frequency (RF) transmitter and receiver for communication between the apparatus and a user, a central processing unit (CPU) executing software for handling the conversion of an RF signal from the user into a two dimensional location (an X, Y coordi ...


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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 (148 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 (139 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 (137 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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