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Stuart Ozer, Timothy F Park, Daniel J Zigmond, Michael A Killianey: Tracking viewing behavior of a home entertainment system. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger, March 9, 2004: US06704929 (94 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing and tracking viewing behavior of home entertainment systems. A viewer event such as tuning to a selected television channel, occurs at a home entertainment system. The event is coupled with information describing the programming viewed on the home entertainment syst ...


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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 (94 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 ...


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Lopresti Daniel P, Ma Yue, Tomkins Andrew, Zhou Jian: Video users environment. Matsushita Electric, April 29, 1998: EP0838945-A2 (93 worldwide citation)

The user (102) communicates through a digitizing writing surface (26) with the audio/video control apparatus (20). An on-screen display (32, 34) is generated, providing the user (102) with a user environment in which a wide range of different tasks and functions can be performed. The digitizing writ ...


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William Allen Yates, Jack A Segal, Eric Paul Rose: Transformer remote control. Interlink Electronics, Brooks Kushman P C, June 15, 2004: US06750803 (92 worldwide citation)

A remote control includes a touch pad operable in two or more touch pad modes and a switching mechanism for controlling devices having display screens such as home entertainment (HE) devices, slide projectors, and computers. The switching mechanism is operable with the touch pad for switching the to ...


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Jeffrey Schindler, David W Zyzda: Database navigation system for a home entertainment system. Gateway, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, May 28, 2002: US06396544 (92 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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Yevgeniy Eugene Shteyn: Method and apparatus for a low data-rate network to be represented on and controllable by high data-rate home audio/video interoperability (HAVi) network. U S Philips Corporation, Peter Verdonk, March 6, 2001: US06199136 (91 worldwide citation)

A PC-based home automation system uses a low data-rate transport layer and COM-based software components for control of devices in a home automation network. The home automation system is merged with a messaging-based HAVi-network that uses IEEE 1394 as a high data-rate transport layer. The HAVi-net ...


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Richard Humpleman: Crossbar/hub arrangement for multimedia network. Samsung Electronics, November 26, 1996: US05579308 (91 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 internal network. The network interface units are selectively directl ...


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Dennis S Burcher, David M Dickson, Jeffrey A Walters: Video signal actuated switch. Bell Telephone Laboratories Incorporated, H L Newman, August 28, 1984: US04468701 (91 worldwide citation)

A video signal actuated switch is disclosed having general application in the area of video home entertainment systems. The present video signal actuated switch comprises an impedance matching circuit (200) for matching the impedance of an incoming video signal (VS) for display. A high impedance amp ...


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Herbert E Seymour, Michael S Robbins: Current sensing device. Xantech Corporation, Wm Bruce Day, June 27, 2000: US06081109 (89 worldwide citation)

A current sensing wafer fits about the blades of an AC power cord and is connectible to peripheral equipment for sensing when current is being drawn through the power cord, and thereby indicating when a power consuming device using the power cord is operating. The wafer, in a preferred embodiment, c ...


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Selwyn D Simmons, Carl J Ludewig: Transaction system for transporting media files from content provider sources to home entertainment devices. Selvyn D Simmons, Freilich Hornbaker & Rosen, September 11, 2007: US07269854 (86 worldwide citation)

A system and method for enabling a user to request and download selected media files from distributed content provider sites via the Internet. The system includes a plurality of user sites each including a player/receiver housed in an enclosure having a simple user interface, a plurality of content ...



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