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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 (147 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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Richard Humpleman: Home multimedia network architecture. Samsung Information Systems America, Kenneth L Sherman & Sherman Sherman Esq, August 17, 1999: US05940387 (138 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 Saib, Atsushi Suzuki: System and method for selection/deselection of timer recording. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 18, 2001: US06292624 (133 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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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 (128 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 (122 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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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 (105 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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Stephen G Perlman: System and method of interconnecting and using components of home entertainment system. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, January 2, 2001: US06169879 (104 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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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 (101 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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Jeffrey R Charles: Solid catadioptric omnidirectional optical system having central coverage means which is associated with a camera, projector, medical instrument, or similar article. September 10, 2002: US06449103 (100 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an omnidirectional wide angle optical system, which is associated with a sensor, camera, projector, medical instrument, surveillance system, flight control system, robotic command and control or sensing system, home entertainment system, conference area, virtual real ...