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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 (163 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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Walter R Klappert, William J Sequeira: Method and system for providing interactive look-and-feel in a digital broadcast via an X-Y protocol. Corporate Media Patners, Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, July 3, 2001: US06256785 (162 worldwide citation)

A system for providing an interactive look-and-feel in a digital video broadcast via an X-Y protocol is provided. At a head-end, video information is digitized and associated with private data, such as event identifications, X-Y coordinates, link event identification and synchronization data. This i ...


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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 (162 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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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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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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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 (160 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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David H Kaiser, Todd Lash, Jay C Weber: System for indexical triggers in enhanced video productions by redirecting request to newly generated URI based on extracted parameter of first URI. Grischa Corporation, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, October 29, 2002: US06473804 (159 worldwide citation)

Disclosed are a method apparatus and system for providing addressed network content in connection with a video production. A disclosed method includes receiving a first request from a reproducing apparatus, for example a set-top box, the first request having been extracted from a video production co ...


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Stephen Gregory Eick, Peter Andrew Mataga, Rebecca Anne Walpole: Program category selection with filtered data and displayed cascaded cards. Lucent Technologies, Jack R Penrod, September 22, 1998: US05812124 (157 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for presenting a viewer with an overall representation of the present number of entertainment programs available for selection given one week of program schedule data for 300 or more channels and one or more filtering criteria to limit the number of items represented in the o ...


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John M Merjanian: Ergonomic fingerprint reader apparatus. The National Registry, Darby & Darby P C, August 13, 1996: US05546471 (153 worldwide citation)

There is provided an ergonomic fingerprint acquisition device comprising a housing having first and second exterior surfaces, the housing enclosing: a platen; a light source for irradiating the platen and any digit thereon with light; a light conducting plate; and image sensing device. The platen is ...



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