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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 (80 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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Gordon A Charles: Processing system with memory arbitrating between memory access requests in a set top box. C Cube Microsystems, Proskauer Rose, March 30, 1999: US05889949 (80 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing memory arbitration which allows multiple hardware functions implemented in a single ASIC to utilize a single shared memory unit or multiple shared memory units. The memory arbitration technique establishes a priority among multiple memory access requesters and is ...


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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 (79 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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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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Jussi Asikainen: Apparatus, and associated method, for remotely effectuating a transaction service. Nokia Corporation, November 9, 2004: US06816724 (79 worldwide citation)

A set-top box is equipped with a television and a mobile terminal as well as a bank server connection all connected to each other via Internet, GSM networks, BlueTooth networks or the like. Users can request bank services via mobile phones. After security checks are completed, the user is granted pe ...


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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 (78 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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Masahiro Sone: System and method for continuous delivery schedule including automated customer notification. Fujitsu, Christie Parker & Hale, May 22, 2007: US07222081 (78 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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John Louis Tomich, Matthew Michael Tomich: Photonic home area network. Kevin L Winstead Sechrest and Minick P C Smith, November 9, 1999: US05983068 (77 worldwide citation)

The invention is a photonic home area network for interfacing an external communications data network with a plurality of buildings, residential or commercial, in a neighborhood. The external communications network has a plurality of user data bandwidth segments with at least television programming ...


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Felix Freimann: System and method for information filtering. Open TV, Madan Mossman & Sriram P C, August 5, 2003: US06604243 (77 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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Petri Lähdesmäki: User interface display for set-top box device. Nokia Corporation, Banner & Witcoff, March 16, 2010: US07681149 (76 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 ...