Frederick J Zustak, Greg Gudorf, Aaron Dew, Anthony Lionel Creed, Matthew Chang, William Hausch: System and method for controlling a home entertainment system. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, John L Rogitz, November 22, 2005: US06967588 (30 worldwide citation)

A system and method for controlling a home entertainment system includes a television having one more peripheral electronic entertainment devices connected thereto. Also, the system includes a single remote control unit for controlling all of the system components. The television, the peripheral dev ...

Joshua D Staller: Remote control for activating household video products and services. Qwest Communications International, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, July 6, 2004: US06759967 (29 worldwide citation)

A remote control, particularly for a home entertainment system, includes a display screen generating a query regarding the status of the components. The status may include whether the component is on or off or whether media is in a media player. The remote control receives user input indicating the ...

Phil Seiflein, Dawud Davis: Multimedia platform synchronizer. Klarquist Sparkman, September 6, 2011: US08015200 (28 worldwide citation)

A karaoke home entertainment center for streamlining karaoke show; reduce stress, problems and time pressure on the KJ & to prevent piracy. The inventive device includes Ultimate Karaoke Book, Karaoke Rental Systems, ProPlayer, Karaoke Shoppe Download Center, Karaoke Burning Station, Downloadable Ka ...

Miloslav Novak: Remote control unit holder assembly. B Deon Criddle, August 15, 1989: US04856658 (28 worldwide citation)

A holder assembly for remote control units used with television sets, recorders, stereos, home entertainment centers and the like and comprising an adjustably sized control unit holder adapted to be interconnected with other similarly constructed holders.

Gates Jr William A: Automatic video and audio source selector for entertainment center. Lindsley Warren F B, November 25, 1975: US3922641 (28 worldwide citation)

An automatic electronic control system for a home entertainment center, the system utilizing audio or video signal sensors for the preferential selection of a video tape reader as a signal source but with provision for returning to a video receiver upon the cessation of the signal from the preferred ...

Michael Harmeyer: Telephone to stereo amplifier interface coupling. January 1, 1985: US04491694 (26 worldwide citation)

A telephone-stereo "speakerphone" telephone amplifier apparatus is disclosed, the apparatus comprises a standard telephone, a home entertainment variety stereo amplifier, two loudspeakers and microphone mixer (including signal sources) connected by an interface coupler which serves as a junction loc ...

Mingcheng Xu, Yong Guo, Shing Wu P Tzeng: Protocol for uncompressed multimedia data transmission. OWLink Technology, Fenwick & West, June 10, 2008: US07386641 (25 worldwide citation)

A serial transmission protocol and architecture are provided that can be used to transmit uncompressed multimedia (e.g., video/audio/control data) over a high speed serial forward communication channel. A backward channel is also provided, for communicating control data. The protocol is implemented ...

Shinji Akatsu, Fernando Masami Matsubara, Shin Miura: Address mapping in home entertainment network. Mitsubish Electric Research Laboratories, Dirk Brinkman, Andrew J Curtin, April 23, 2002: US06378000 (24 worldwide citation)

A method for address mapping in a home entertainment network system includes receiving a self identification packet; extracting a bus identifier and a physical identifier from the self identification packet; adding a new row to an address mapping table, the new row comprising a bus identifier field, ...

C Douglass Thomas, Albert S Penilla, Joseph A Nguyen: Methods for remote monitoring and control of appliances over a computer network. Advanced Technology Company, December 6, 2011: US08073921 (23 worldwide citation)

The remote monitoring and controlling of controllable devices is provided by sending control information to and receiving status information from information appliances over a network. A user is able to monitor the information appliances from a remote location, and control the information appliances ...

William J Stendardo: Apparatus for remote control of volume and power on electronic equipment possessing an audio output. Alan H MacPherson, Richard Franklin, Steven F Caserza, October 22, 1985: US04549179 (22 worldwide citation)

A self-contained remote control unit for use on electronic equipment processing on audio output such as home entertainment equipment (i.e. a television receiver, whether black and white or color, an AM radio, an FM radio, an AM/FM radio, or an audio magnetic tape player) comprises an externally moun ...

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