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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 (190 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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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 (181 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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Douglass A Wistendahl, Leighton K Chong: System for converting media content for interactive TV use. Ostrager Chong & Flaherty, December 17, 2002: US06496981 (177 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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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 (173 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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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 (172 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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Feng: Method and system for updating device identification and status information after a local bus reset within a home audio/video network. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, December 12, 2000: US06160796 (170 worldwide citation)

A method and system for updating device identification and status information in response to a local bus reset within a home audio/video network. Several consumer electronics products, e.g., television, VCR, tuner, set-top box (e.g., intelligent receiver/decoder, IRD), DVTRs, PCs, DVD players (digit ...


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Shue Yu Kwan: Remote channel switching for video on demand service. AT&T Bell Laboratories, R B Anderson, April 27, 1993: US05206722 (170 worldwide citation)

VOD services are provided by providing at each subscriber location a switching apparatus (e.g., 23 of FIG. 2) which is remotely controlled from the head end (12) of the system. A set top box of each subscriber is provided with a single channel designation (X) for VOD reception. In response to a requ ...


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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 (168 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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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 (168 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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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 (167 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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