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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 (153 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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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 (152 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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Steven M Hoffberg: Intelligent electronic appliance system and method. Ostrolenk Faber, Steven M Hoffberg, October 12, 2010: US07813822 (152 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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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 (151 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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John M Merjanian: Ergonomic fingerprint reader apparatus. The National Registry, Darby & Darby P C, August 13, 1996: US05546471 (150 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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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 (150 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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Christopher M White, Mark H Krueger, David R Anderson, Jeffrey D Yaksick, Joe F Britt Jr: User interface for controlling audio functions in a web browser. WebTV Networks, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, December 21, 1999: US06005563 (142 worldwide citation)

Web browser software is implemented in a processing system housed in a set-top box connected to a television and communicating over a wide-area network with one or more servers. The browser allows a user to use a remote control device to navigate between hypertext anchors in World-Wide Web pages dis ...


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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 (140 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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Annette Wagner, J Bret Simister: Interactive graphical user interface for television set-top box. Sun Microsystems, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, July 29, 2003: US06600496 (140 worldwide citation)

A graphical user interface (GUI) for a television set-top box which includes a web browser. The set-top box has an Internet data connection and is controlled from user inputs entered through a remote control device. The GUI generates menu screens that are superimposed over conventional television vi ...


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Timothy J Elliott, William B Boyle: SET-TOP BOX CONNECTABLE TO A DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER VIA AN AUXILIARY INTERFACE AND SELECTS BETWEEN A RECORDED VIDEO SIGNAL RECEIVED FROM THE DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER AND A REAL-TIME VIDEO SIGNAL TO PROVIDE VIDEO DATA STREAM TO A DISPLAY DEVICE. Keen Personal Media, Keen Personal Technologies, Milad G Shara Esq, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 15, 2004: US06751402 (132 worldwide citation)

A set-top box is connectable to a digital video recorder that includes at least one recorder interface that supports connection of the digital video recorder to the set-top box, and a disk that stores a selected video segment. The digital video recorder has a video data stream manager that, in respo ...



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