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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 (175 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 (174 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 (173 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 (172 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 (168 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 (167 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 (163 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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Michael Ficco, Adrian Yap, Ernest Seah, Rajeshwari Karthikeyan: Device control via digitally stored program content. The DIRECTV Group, Georgann S Grunnbach, March 15, 2005: US06868292 (162 worldwide citation)

A method and system of controlling devices with digitally stored content. Devices such as home electronic appliances, lighting systems, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, home security systems and home entertainment systems are controlled from a single, centralized device. A ...


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Thomas R Lemmons, Donald W Allison, Jerry D Henshaw, Connie T Marshall: Methods and systems for presenting program schedule information corresponding to a day selection. United Video Properties, Matthew T Byrne, Fish & Neave, July 24, 2001: US06266814 (161 worldwide citation)

Interactive program guide systems and related processes are provided which can automatically tune a television, or program a VCR, based on program selections made from program schedule information displayed on a television or other suitable video monitor. The interactive program guide is preferably ...



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