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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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Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S Martin, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S Walker: Network server platform (NSP) for a hybrid coaxial/twisted pair local loop network service architecture. AT&T, April 1, 2003: US06542500 (162 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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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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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 (161 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 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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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 (160 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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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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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 (152 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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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 (150 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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