Theodore D Wugofski: Method and system for peripheral device user interface construction. Gateway, Rodney Lacy, Mark S Walker, April 29, 2003: US06556219 (34 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods provide for the construction of graphical user interface objects representing peripheral devices of a computer-based home entertainment system. The method includes providing a database of device functionality and user interface build elements, retrieving information about specifi ...

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 (33 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 ...

George P Roegner, Richard Hawley, Howard Steen, Sig Biener: Discotheque simulating home entertainment system. Soundesign Corporation, Kirschstein Kirschstein Ottinger & Cobrin, February 10, 1981: US04250537 (33 worldwide citation)

A home entertainment system and lighting cabinet simulates the sound and lighting effects of a discotheque. Light rays from a bank of differently colored lights are directed both to a mirrored rotating globe and to a rear reflecting panel behind the globe. A plurality of reflecting part-spherical do ...

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 ...

Gates Jr William A: Automatic video and audio source selector for entertainment center. Lindsley Warren F B, November 25, 1975: US3922641 (30 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 ...

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 ...

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.

Michael Harmeyer: Telephone to stereo amplifier interface coupling. January 1, 1985: US04491694 (27 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 ...

Gregory Peter Carlsson, Steven Martin Richman, James R Milne: Distributed wireless speaker system. SONY CORPORATION, John L Rogitz, January 31, 2017: US09560449 (26 worldwide citation)

A user is guided through various setup routines to optimize speaker parameters and/or positions and/or frequency assignations for the particular space in which the speaker system is located and intended to be used. This can be done using an application downloaded from a cloud server to a smart phone ...

Mingcheng Xu, Yong Guo, Shing Wu P Tzeng: Protocol for uncompressed multimedia data transmission. OWLink Technology, Fenwick & West, June 10, 2008: US07386641 (26 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 ...