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STRONG STEPHEN: Satellite signal distribution. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES, Hemenway S Craig, December 23, 2010: WO/2010/147806 (103 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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Donald E Blahut: Initializing terminals in a signal distribution system. AT&T, Geoffrey D Green, David M Rosenblatt, December 13, 1994: US05373288 (102 worldwide citation)

Signal distribution systems, such as interactive cable television systems, have a central server that communicates with remote terminals wherein the server assigns a specific address to each newly-connected terminal for control messages and polls. In the case of an interactive cable television syste ...


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Toshiya Fujii: Method and apparatus for building a uniform resource locator menu in an Internet television system. Sony Corporation, Sony Electronics, Gregory J Koerner, Simon & Koerner, May 8, 2001: US06229532 (101 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a method and apparatus for building a URL menu to access Internet web sites. The URL menu is stored in a set top box after accessing from a server. A URL is divided into a plurality of fields, e.g. three. Discrete fields are stored in databases within a server, and may ...


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Joe F Britt Jr, Andrew T McFadden, Phillip Y Goldman, Bruce A Leak: Managing interruption while downloading data over a network. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, May 8, 2001: US06230319 (97 worldwide citation)

A World Wide 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 software allows a user to navigate using a remote control through World-Wide Web pages in which a ...


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Andy Proehl, Kim Mingo: Locally stored content previews. Representative of programming content in an electronic programming guide through a graphic image accessed from the hard drive of a set top box. Sony Corporation, SDI Development, Thomas F Lebens, Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, January 24, 2006: US06990676 (97 worldwide citation)

An integrated DSS/WebTV receiver is communicatively connected to an Internet service provider, a DSS service provider, and (optionally) a local broadcast station to provide a display of DSS programs, Internet web sites, and local broadcast channels in a seamless fashion. The DSS/WebTV receiver downl ...


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Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S Walker: Coaxial cable/twisted pair cable telecommunications network architecture. AT&T, Banner & Witcoff, April 8, 2003: US06546016 (97 worldwide citation)

A sysyem architecture for bypassing a local exchange carrier comprises an intelligent terminal, a residential gateway coupled to the terminal, a cable facility management platform terminating a twisted pair or coaxial cable facility and a network service platform. The twisted pair and/or coaxial cab ...


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Vincent Dureau: System and method for promoting viewer interaction in a television system. OpenTV, B Noël Kivlin, Rory D Rankin, January 28, 2003: US06513160 (96 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system configured to display an animated character which has an appearance indicative of a viewer's interaction and time spent watching a particular television program. In one embodiment, the character is a genie which appears more healthy when the viewer's watchi ...


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Christopher Mills, Christopher Adams: Processing system with pointer-based ATM segmentation and reassembly. C Cube Microsystems, Proskauer Rose, July 11, 2000: US06088355 (95 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for ATM segmentation and reassembly (SAR) which provide efficient transfer of ATM cell data between an ATM network and a set top box or other processing system. Reassembly operations are performed using a receive ring which stores an array of pointers. Each of the pointers spec ...


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Steven Reynolds, Joel Hassell, Thomas Lemmons, Ian Zenoni: System and method for providing an omnimedia package. Intellocity USA, Morrison & Foerster, March 28, 2006: US07020888 (94 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system that permits a variable number of disparate streams of data to be packaged together as content into a single distinct program referred to as an omnimedia package. A framework definition may be specified and created for the omnimedia package to allow a client set top box to deco ...


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Wayne R Howe, Fred Thomas Danner III, John R Mauney: System and method for providing television services. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Kilpatrick Stockton, December 31, 2002: US06502242 (94 worldwide citation)

A system and method are described for providing interactive television services and for switching between television programs, such as to an interactive program session from another program. An interactive server, capable of providing requested interactive video services to a set of subscribers in a ...



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