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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 (167 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 (165 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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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 (165 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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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 (161 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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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 (159 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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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 (158 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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Christopher M White, Phillip Y Goldman, David R Anderson, Keith R Ohlfs, Bruce A Leak: Web browser allowing navigation between hypertext objects using remote control. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger Seeley, March 7, 2000: US06034689 (157 worldwide citation)

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 navigate using a remote control through World-Wide Web pages in which a plurality of hypertext anchors are displayed on a television. A user input entere ...


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Hiroshi Ogino, Feng: Method and system for providing a device identification mechanism within a consumer audio/video network. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, March 14, 2000: US06038625 (156 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing a device identification mechanism within a consumer electronics based 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 (digital video disk), etc., ...


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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 (154 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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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 (153 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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