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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 (86 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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Herbert E Seymour, Michael S Robbins: Current sensing device. Xantech Corporation, Wm Bruce Day, June 27, 2000: US06081109 (85 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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Martin Richard Wachter: Remote control of electronic devices. Openglobe, October 22, 2002: US06469633 (85 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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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 (84 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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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 (83 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 (81 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 (79 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 (75 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 (71 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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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, November 17, 1998: US05838384 (63 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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