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Slade Mitchell: System and method to subscribe to channel URL addresses and to provide non-programming-related URL addresses in an interactive video casting system. Diego, Darby & Darby P C, Bruce E Black, April 15, 2008: US07360232 (79 worldwide citation)

A remote device is capable to receive network address information, such as uniform resource locator (URL) addresses, and other supplemental content that are available along with television signal. A set top box coupled to a television receives the network address information via triggers. The set to ...


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John M Parchem, Robert M Fries: Compositing digital information on a display screen based on screen descriptor. Microsoft Corporation, Ronald M Anderson, April 28, 1998: US05745095 (79 worldwide citation)

A method and system for producing a composite image of two or more graphic objects. In a set top box (44) designed to be used with a television receiver or video monitor (40), an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) (76) is provided that includes a dynamic composition engine (DCE) (84), wh ...


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Arturo A Rodriguez, Ramesh Nallur: Channel buffering and display management system for multi-tuner set-top box. Scientific Atlanta, August 5, 2008: US07409140 (78 worldwide citation)

A system is provided that resources media content of multiple display channels. The system includes a memory with logic, tuning resources to receive media content of a plurality of display channels, buffering resources for buffering the media content, display resources for displaying the media conte ...


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Steven O Markel: System and method for distribution of interactive content to multiple targeted presentation platforms. Intellocity USA, Morrison & Foerster, January 9, 2007: US07162697 (77 worldwide citation)

A text based script file describing enhancements is parsed to produce platform dependent enhancement files that may be employed to produce enhancements on a set top box, enhanced television, or computer display. A script file may be of XML format and a parser may be an XSL translator. A parser may i ...


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Alexander G MacInnis, Chengfuh Jeffrey Tang, Xiaodong Xie, James T Patterson, Greg A Kranawetter: Apparatus and method for blending graphics and video surfaces. Broadcom Corporation, Christie Parker & Hale, March 2, 2004: US06700588 (76 worldwide citation)

A graphics integrated circuit chip is used in a set-top box for controlling a television display. The graphics chip processes analog video input, digital video input, and graphics input. The chip blends graphics and video information by various graphics windows using alpha values for the windows, al ...


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Felix Freimann: System and method for information filtering. Open TV, Madan Mossman & Sriram P C, August 5, 2003: US06604243 (76 worldwide citation)

According to an embodiment of the present invention, a fast matching algorithm uses a memory space efficient data structure to accomplish information filtering in a system receiving information, such as a set top box used in conjunction with a television set. The data structure, according to an embo ...


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G Colby Conkwright, Michael J Vinson, Frank S Foster IV: Content attribute impact invalidation method. erinMedia, Ronald E Prass Jr, Irvine Prass & Stelacone, March 20, 2007: US07194421 (75 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns a method of determining the effect of content attributes on content ratings. The method may include obtaining content attributes, recording set-top box events as content is experienced without knowing individual-specific demographic information, correlating set-top box events ...


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Henry R Williams Jr: Method and apparatus for enabling multiple users to concurrently access a remote server using set-top boxes. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 10, 2001: US06259443 (75 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for enabling multiple users to concurrently access a PC-based server in a home local area network using conventional TVs as display devices. A client system includes a TV, conventional input devices, such as a keyboard and a mouse, and a set top box for interfacin ...


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Petri Lähdesmäki: User interface display for set-top box device. Nokia Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, March 16, 2010: US07681149 (75 worldwide citation)

User interface systems and methods are disclosed. The user interfaces include at least one focus pointer that allow a user to quickly access the elements contained in a plurality of folders. A fixed focus pointer selects one of a plurality of elements of a main folder in response to interaction of a ...


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Masahiro Sone: System and method for continuous delivery schedule including automated customer notification. Fujitsu, Christie Parker & Hale, May 22, 2007: US07222081 (75 worldwide citation)

A system and method for continuously monitoring and updating delivery schedules based on completed deliveries and customer modifications. A delivery scheduling computer stores and updates delivery schedule information, notifying the customer prior to a scheduled delivery of an estimated time of deli ...



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