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Stephen Strong, Frederick R Tuck, Daniel Alexander Landreth: Satellite signal distribution. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 29, 2013: US08572661 (110 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system and method for receiving satellite television signals. A centralized system component may be provided in association with the satellite antenna. The centralized system component includes at least one or more tuners and one or more demodulators. The centralized component may pro ...


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Douglas B Macrae, Thomas E Westberg: Systems and methods for capturing and storing an advertisement-related video clip. Index Systems, Ropes & Gray, July 29, 2014: US08793742 (109 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, the present invention is a t-commerce platform, which is linked to the content from a video signal that the user is currently watching. At some point during the broadcast of the content, a close-up of the product is shown. Simultaneous with this, a VBI-based trigger is added to th ...


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Lida Nobakht, James R W Clymer: User terminal for channel-based internet network. Viaclix, Patrick T Bever, Bever Hoffman & Harms, June 1, 2004: US06745223 (109 worldwide citation)

A channel-based network user terminal including a set-top box, a display, and input devices. A non-volatile memory stores a semi-permanent copy of a channel table downloaded from a server via the Internet. The channel table includes a list of channel numbers, associated Internet site names, and asso ...


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Hélène Bouilloux Lafont, Oliver Bister, Franck Bachet, Axel Taldir: Selecting advertisement on a set top box in a television network. Thomson Licensing, Osha • Liang, December 29, 2009: US07640562 (108 worldwide citation)

A method for selecting advertisement in a Set Top Box (STB) of a television network comprises receiving advertisement selection information for one or a plurality of advertisement associations. Each advertisement association associates an advertisement space with an advertisement. The advertisement ...


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Edward Anthony Ludvig, Daniel Danker, Gandhimathi Vaithilingam: Systems and methods to reference resources in a television-based entertainment system. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 8, 2007: US07216170 (107 worldwide citation)

The described implementations provide for referencing locally and remotely deployed resources in a television-based entertainment system. The entertainment system includes a content provider or network server. The network server accesses a digital broadcast network via any one of multiple different ...


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Larry K Moreland, Charles L Brown: Apparatus and method for providing a telephone connection over a coax cable distribution system. Conifer Corporation, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Seas, April 20, 1999: US05896556 (107 worldwide citation)

An apparatus of the present invention is adapted to provide a telephone line connection over a coax cable distribution system. In a home having a plurality of set-top television boxes which each require a connection to a telephone line, the present invention allows a single telephone line connection ...


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Haruo Oba: Remote control unit with keyboard cover and cover position detector. Sony Corporation, Jay H Maioli, July 20, 1999: US05926170 (107 worldwide citation)

An input apparatus capable of controlling a plurality of electronic devices including a set-top box includes comprises: a first operation key part having a plurality of operation keys; a second operation key part having a plurality of operation keys; a control key part having at least one control ke ...


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Christopher M White, Mark H Krueger, David R Anderson, Jeffrey D Yaksick, Joe F Britt Jr: User interface for controlling audio functions in a web browser. Webtv Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, December 17, 2002: US06496205 (107 worldwide citation)

Web browser software is implemented in a processing system housed in a set-top box connected to a television and communicating over a wide-area network with one or more servers. The browser allows a user to use a remote control device to navigate between hypertex, anchors in World-Wide Web pages dis ...


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Stephen Gregory Eick, Peter Andrew Mataga, Rebecca Anne Walpole: Program category selection with filtered data and displayed cascaded cards. Lucent Technologies, Jack R Penrod, June 15, 1999: US05912664 (105 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for presenting a viewer with an overall representation of the present number of entertainment programs available for selection given one week of program schedule data for 300 or more channels and one or more filtering criteria to limit the number of items represented in the o ...


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Patrick Ladd, George W Sarosi: Methods and apparatus for event logging in an information network. Time Warner Cable, Gazdinski & Associates, September 4, 2007: US07266726 (103 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for logging, analysis, and reporting of events such as reboots in a client device (e.g., consumer premises equipment in a cable network) using applications. In one aspect, an improved event logging and monitoring system is provided within the device with which the application(s ...



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