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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 (143 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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Joseph Saib, Atsushi Suzuki: System and method for selection/deselection of timer recording. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 18, 2001: US06292624 (131 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a home entertainment system and method for selectively recording or purchasing a show broadcast for receipt by the home entertainment system to perform selective recording or purchasing an electronic guide screen is initially produced. Upon viewing the electronic gui ...


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Richard Humpleman: Home multimedia network architecture. Samsung Information Systems America, Kenneth L Sherman & Sherman Sherman Esq, August 17, 1999: US05940387 (126 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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Joseph Alexander Dara Abrams, Harold Aaron Ludtke, Thomas Edward Birmingham, Neil David Matthews, Yoshifumi Yanagawa, Wim Bronnenberg: Data driven interaction for networked control of a DDI target device over a home entertainment network. Sony Electronics, Sony Corporation, Wagner Murabito & Hao, September 24, 2002: US06456892 (126 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a user interface for a networked target device within a home audio/visual network. The DDI allows any DDI target to describe its physical appearance including controls and displays, etc., to a DDI controller. The controller can be a remote physical device or can be ...


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Michael Sprauve, Manish Thakur, Ravi Verma, Brent Bilger: Home entertainment system and method. Home Director, DLA Piper US, June 19, 2007: US07234115 (123 worldwide citation)

An entertainment system and method including controllable components dispersed among a plurality of locations and each having attributes associated therewith, a plurality of interconnections between the controllable components, a plurality of user interface devices, and a controller that generates g ...


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Paul Darbee, Menno Buys: Direct entry remote control with channel scan. Universal Electronics, Thomas R Vigil, Larry J Chapa, January 2, 1996: US05481256 (121 worldwide citation)

The remote control comprises a microprocessor including a CPU and memory, a keypad including keys for operating the remote control coupled to the microprocessor, lamp driver circuitry coupled to the microprocessor, hardware and software, including the microprocessor, for generating infrared (IR) sig ...


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Stephen G Perlman: System and method of interconnecting and using components of home entertainment system. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, January 2, 2001: US06169879 (103 worldwide citation)

Apparatus, systems, and methods for interconnecting multiple consumer electronics devices in a home entertainment system. The consumer electronics devices are connected in a hub and spoke configuration, with each one being directly connected to a central electronics device. The central electronics d ...


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Akio Ikeda, Kuniaki Ito, Ryoji Kuroda, Genyo Takeda, Masahiro Urata: Video game system with wireless modular handheld controller. Nintendo, Nixon & Vanderhye P C, April 19, 2011: US07927216 (99 worldwide citation)

A home entertainment system for video games and other applications includes a main unit and handheld controllers. The handheld controllers sense their own orientation by detecting illumination emitted by emitters positioned at either side of a display. The controllers can be plugged into expansion u ...


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Larry A Lincoln, Kent A Fritz, Robert M Russ Jr, Denis C Ruffo: System and method for serial communication between a central unit and a plurality of remote units. Diablo Research Corporation, Dick & Harris, August 22, 2000: US06108614 (97 worldwide citation)

A user-responsive system has a controller and a plurality of remotes. Each remote typically has a corresponding sensor and/or actuator. Applications for this system include, but are not limited to heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, lighting systems, security systems, energy manageme ...


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Stuart Ozer, Timothy F Park, Daniel J Zigmond, Michael A Killianey: Tracking viewing behavior of advertisements on a home entertainment system. Webtv Networks, Workman Nydegger, March 16, 2004: US06708335 (94 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for tracking viewing behavior of advertisements on home entertainment systems. A processing device associated with the home entertainment system determines that an advertisement is being displayed. For example, the processing device can recognize an identifying marker embedded in ...



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