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Labeeb K Ismail, Amar N Gogoi, Manu Mehta: Method and apparatus for delivery of targeted video programming. Metabyte Networks, Kenneth L Sherman Esq, Myers Dawes Andras & Sherman, December 5, 2006: US07146627 (208 worldwide citation)

A system residing preferably in a television set-top box monitors the television watching habits of one or more viewers and creates one or more profiles for each viewers descriptive of various characteristics of each viewers, including television watching preferences and demographics. The set-top bo ...


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Timo A Bruck, Bruce A Leak, Steven C Wasserman: Method and apparatus for adjusting television display control using a browser. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, December 28, 1999: US06008836 (206 worldwide citation)

Web browser software implemented in a set-top box as part of a client system communicating over the Internet with one or more servers allows a user to adjust the picture quality of a monitor through World-Wide Web pages displayed on the monitor. The web browser software provides picture adjustment s ...


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Douglass A Wistendahl, Leighton K Chong: System for converting media content for interactive TV use. Ostrager Chong & Flaherty, December 17, 2002: US06496981 (202 worldwide citation)

A system for allowing media content to be used as an interactive media program comprises: (a) media content in the form of successive image display frames indexed in a time sequence; (b) object mapping data specifying the locations of objects appearing in the display of media content which are to be ...


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Donald F Hooper, Dave M Tongel, Michael B Evans: Distributed interactive multimedia service system. Digital Equipment Corporation, A Sidney Johnston, Dirk Brinkman, Ronald C Hudgens, September 23, 1997: US05671225 (200 worldwide citation)

In a distributed interactive multimedia service system, a client application of a set-top box located at a customer premises generates an attach request. A session manager, in response to receiving the attach request via a network, generates an allocation request and a create request. A resource man ...


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Steven M Hoffberg: Intelligent electronic appliance system and method. Ostrolenk Faber, Steven M Hoffberg, October 12, 2010: US07813822 (197 worldwide citation)

An intelligent electronic appliance preferably includes a user interface, data input and/or output port, and an intelligent processor. A preferred embodiment comprises a set top box for interacting with broadband media streams, with an adaptive user interface, content-based media processing and/or m ...


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Masood Garahi, Connie T Marshall, William L Thomas: Systems and methods for cross-platform access to a wagering interface. ODS Properties, Fish & Neave, Evelyn C Mak, Adam M Saltzman, January 4, 2005: US06837789 (187 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for providing a consistent wagering interface to a variety of platforms are presented. A wagerer may access wagering information using a set-top box, computer, wireless device, or telephone. A central database can be used to store and maintain the wagerer's preferences for the wa ...


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Dan Kikinis: Simulcast WEB page delivery using a 3D user interface system. Lextron Systems, Donald R Boys, Central Coast Patent Agency, March 20, 2001: US06205485 (185 worldwide citation)

A multimedia broadcast system provides program schedule information simulcast as a Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) data stream including commands and displayable, selectable indicia associated with the commands, along with programs for display. A set top box is adapted to separate the HTML data st ...


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Christopher J Schultheiss, Michael A McCafferty, Todd D Cutler, Sreekrishna V Sunkavalli: Methods and systems for providing television related services via a networked personal computer. Douglas G Brown, Christopher J Schultheiss, Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, April 8, 2003: US06545722 (185 worldwide citation)

A set top box is provides that interfaces a television and a personal computer that is connected to the Internet. The set top box includes a wireless remote control receiver that receives user commands from a wireless remote control unit. A radio frequency transceiver that transmits computer command ...


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Venkata C Majeti, Mowaffak T Midani, Richard J Watson, Kenneth A Zabriskie: Apparatus and method for diplaying an alert to an individual personal computer user via the users television connected to a cable television system. AT&T, Charles L Warren, April 30, 1996: US05512935 (183 worldwide citation)

A user's personal computer is coupled to a home controller which is, in turn connected to the input cable from a cable television system and to a set top box which determines the channel to be delivered to an associated television. The service provider transmits over a conventional modem communicati ...


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Joe F Britt Jr, Andrew T McFadden, Phillip Y Goldman, Bruce A Leak: Remote upgrade of software over a network. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, August 17, 1999: US05940074 (181 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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