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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 (176 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 (175 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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Ralph W Brown, Robert Keller, Milo S Medin, David Temkin: Method and system for restricting access to user resources. At Home Corporation, Fenwick & West, May 4, 2004: US06732179 (175 worldwide citation)

A user's set top box (STB), or other client, executes a shell and has an application programming interface (API) by which certain features of the client can be controlled. The client is in communication with a walled garden proxy server (WGPS), which controls access to a walled garden. The wall ...


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Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S Walker: Set top integrated visionphone user interface having multiple menu hierarchies. AT&plus T, Banner & Witcoff, May 28, 2002: US06396531 (173 worldwide citation)

A system 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 platform serves both a cable he ...


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Arturo A Rodriguez, Dean F Jerding, Neilesh R Patel, Timothy W Simerly, Luis A Rovira, Xin Li: Method and apparatus for implementing a user interface for a videophone in a cable television network. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, Hubert J Barnhardt III, Kelly A Gardner, December 7, 1999: US05999207 (171 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface for a videophone in a cable television system allows the user to access the videophone functionalities with an input control device and a television monitor. The user can place a call, receive a call and store/access/call addresses using a remote in conjunction with the gr ...


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Samuel J Bendinelli, Venkatesh Krishnaswamy: Synchronized presentation of television programming and web content. Lucent Technologies, May 9, 2000: US06061719 (170 worldwide citation)

Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) or other network information identifiers are transmitted with television signals in order to permit web content to be displayed in synchronization with television programming. In an illustrative embodiment, URLs are embedded in a closed caption portion of a transmitt ...


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Stephen R McClellan, Eric B Miller: Operating system for interactive television system set top box utilizing dynamic system upgrades. Microware Systems Corporation, Henderson & Sturm, April 8, 1997: US05619250 (169 worldwide citation)

A set top box for digital audio/video interactive decoding in an interactive television system is disclosed. The set top box includes means for connecting to an interactive television system as well as means for connecting to a television set. The set top box includes a CPU on which is run a real ti ...


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William B Boyle, William P Price: Communicating between a digital video recorder (DVR) and a set top box (STB) to coordinate the display of a graphical user interface. Keen Personal Media, Howard H Sheerin Esq, April 11, 2006: US07027716 (165 worldwide citation)

A digital video recorder (DVR) for use with a monitor and a set top box (STB) is disclosed. The STB demodulates program data from a program signal received over a communication channel and generates a STB graphical user interface (GUI). The DVR comprises a local memory for storing the program data r ...


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Timothy J Elliott, William B Boyle: Digital video recorder connectable to an auxiliary interface of a set-top box that provides video data stream to a display device based on selection between recorded video signal received from the dig. Keen Personal Media, Keen Personal Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, August 27, 2002: US06442328 (164 worldwide citation)

The present invention may be regarded as a digital video recorder connectable to a set-top box. The digital video recorder receives a real-time video signal from the set-top box and provides a recorded video signal to the set-top box during a playback interval. The digital video recorder includes a ...


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Jerrell Wilson: Set top box for receiving and decryption and descrambling a plurality of satellite television signals. E Star, Myers Liniak & Berenato, April 21, 1998: US05742680 (162 worldwide citation)

A system and corresponding method are provided for selecting one of a plurality of simultaneously received encrypted direct broadcast satellite (DBS) signals for decryption and viewing. A converter box or decrypting device is provided with a plurality of different decrypting smart cards, all of whic ...



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