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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 (172 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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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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Steven M Hoffberg: Intelligent electronic appliance system and method. Ostrolenk Faber, Steven M Hoffberg, October 12, 2010: US07813822 (170 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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Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S Walker: Coaxial cable/twisted pair fed, integrated residence gateway controlled, set-top box. AT&T, Banner & Witcoff, January 21, 2003: US06510152 (170 worldwide citation)

A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An i ...


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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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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 (168 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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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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Michael D Ellis, David B Lazarus: Compression of an electronic programming guide. News American Publishing, Telecommunications of Colorado, Weil Gotshal & Manges, August 20, 1996: US05548338 (161 worldwide citation)

Television programming information comprising an electronic programming guide is compressed by more than fifty percent, and decompressed in environments with only moderate processing power and storage space. The coding scheme of the present invention is based on Huffman coding of characters comprisi ...


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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 (161 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 (160 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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