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Richard Humpleman: Crossbar/hub arrangement for multimedia network. Samsung Electronics, November 26, 1996: US05579308 (88 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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Jeffrey Schindler, David W Zyzda: Database navigation system for a home entertainment system. Gateway, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, May 28, 2002: US06396544 (88 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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William Allen Yates, Jack A Segal, Eric Paul Rose: Transformer remote control. Interlink Electronics, Brooks Kushman P C, June 15, 2004: US06750803 (87 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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Herbert E Seymour, Michael S Robbins: Current sensing device. Xantech Corporation, Wm Bruce Day, June 27, 2000: US06081109 (86 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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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 (86 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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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 (85 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 (83 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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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 (81 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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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 (80 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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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 (72 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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