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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 (156 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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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 (154 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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Michael Ficco: Broadcast advertisement adapting method and apparatus. The DIRECTV Group, October 29, 2013: US08572639 (151 worldwide citation)

Techniques of adapting an advertisement previously broadcast or in the process of being broadcast are disclosed. An advertisement selection factor is generated in order to adapt ads to a particular recipient. The advertisement selection factor can be derived from a database of information concerning ...


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Michael Kokernak, Madeleine Noland, Colin Campbell, Gordon Bechtel: Systems and methods for providing a network link between broadcast content and content located on a computer network. Backchannelmedia, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo PC, April 17, 2012: US08160064 (150 worldwide citation)

The invention relates, in various aspects, to systems and methods for linking content stored on a computer network with content broadcast over a television network. The system includes a database, a trigger mechanism, a communications interface, and a packet generator. The database stores tokens rep ...


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Douglas B Macrae, Thomas E Westberg: Systems and methods for capturing and storing an advertisement-related video clip. Index Systems, Ropes & Gray, July 29, 2014: US08793742 (148 worldwide citation)

In one embodiment, the present invention is a t-commerce platform, which is linked to the content from a video signal that the user is currently watching. At some point during the broadcast of the content, a close-up of the product is shown. Simultaneous with this, a VBI-based trigger is added to th ...


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Stephen Strong, Frederick R Tuck, Daniel Alexander Landreth: Satellite signal distribution. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, October 29, 2013: US08572661 (148 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a system and method for receiving satellite television signals. A centralized system component may be provided in association with the satellite antenna. The centralized system component includes at least one or more tuners and one or more demodulators. The centralized component may pro ...


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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 (147 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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Hélène Bouilloux Lafont, Oliver Bister, Franck Bachet, Axel Taldir: Selecting advertisement on a set top box in a television network. Thomson Licensing, Osha • Liang, December 29, 2009: US07640562 (146 worldwide citation)

A method for selecting advertisement in a Set Top Box (STB) of a television network comprises receiving advertisement selection information for one or a plurality of advertisement associations. Each advertisement association associates an advertisement space with an advertisement. The advertisement ...


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Murgesh S Navar: System and method for distributed storage and presentation of multimedia in a cable network environment. T Lester Wallace, July 18, 2006: US07080400 (145 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for distributing multimedia content (such as video, games, music, pictures), where the multimedia content is stored in a plurality of set-top boxes that are connected to a cable network. A controller unit located at a central cable station manages the multimedia content. The m ...


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Peter Kenneth Malkin, Robert Jeffrey Schloss, Edward Charles Snible, Marc Hubert Willebeek LeMair, Philip Shi Lung Yu: Dynamic modification of multimedia content. International Business Machines Corporation, F Chau & Associates, November 13, 2001: US06317795 (144 worldwide citation)

A method and system for manipulating or modifying identifiable objects in a standard broadcast or Internet-based multimedia stream according to a control specification and a content specification. Viewers and/or organizations can independently specify acceptable levels of content on multiple dimensi ...