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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 (142 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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Eric A Voit, Larry W Sours, Lance S Liptak, Kenneth E DePaul: Method of altering the destination telephone number of an incoming call. Bell Atlantic Network Services, McDermott Will & Emery, October 20, 1998: US05825862 (141 worldwide citation)

An advanced intelligent network (AIN) comprises a services control point providing fully integrated service logic for both narrowband and broadband communications. When a terminating trigger of a switch on the phone number of the line serving a customer detects an incoming telephone call, the switch ...


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Wayne R Howe, Fred Thomas Danner III, John R Mauney: System and method for providing television services. BellSouth Corporation, Marcus Delgado Esq, James L Kilpatrick Stockton Ewing IV Esq, April 6, 1999: US05892508 (140 worldwide citation)

A system and method are described for providing interactive television services and for switching between television programs, such as to an interactive program session from another program. An interactive server, capable of providing requested interactive video services to a set of subscribers in a ...


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Harold Aaron Ludtke: Method and system for defining and discovering proxy functionality on a distributed audio video network. Sony Corporation of Japan, Sony Electronics, Wagner Murabito & Hao, May 22, 2001: US06237049 (137 worldwide citation)

A method and system for defining and discovering proxy functionality on a distributed audio video network. The present invention operates within a network of consumer electronic media devices (e.g., television, set-top-box, video cassette recorder, compact disc device, personal computer system, etc. ...


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Elliott Broadwin, Jon C Haass: Interactive television system and method for displaying web-like stills with hyperlinks. Opentv, Jeffrey C Hood, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, August 14, 2001: US06275989 (137 worldwide citation)

A system and method for displaying still video images related to video content in an interactive broadcast television system. The system and method of the present invention may also be used for simulating an Internet home page on an interactive television system. The present invention thus supports ...


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STRONG STEPHEN: Satellite signal distribution. ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES, Hemenway S Craig, December 23, 2010: WO/2010/147806 (137 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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Henry C Yuen: Two-way interactive television system incorporating pager transmitter and receiver for conducting messaging with information provider. Christie Parker & Hale, September 22, 1998: US05812931 (133 worldwide citation)

A system for two-way communication between a television viewer operating a remote control unit to control a television and a television signal or other information provider located at a central site. A set-top box coupled to the television includes an infrared receiver to receive command signals fro ...


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Suban Krishnamoorthy, Ronald A Faccenda: System for downloading computer software programs. Digital Equipment Corporation, Dirk Brinkman, August 4, 1998: US05790753 (133 worldwide citation)

In a video-on-demand system, a disk-less set-top box is configured to download software programs from a video server via a network. The set-top box includes a read-only memory storing a boot program, a control protocol stack, and a video protocol stack. The control protocol stack is connected to a b ...


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Kenneth L Naiff: Personal computer-based set-top converter for television services. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, November 9, 1999: US05982363 (132 worldwide citation)

A peripheral device is provided for a personal computer enabling the PC to provide the functions of a set-top box for television reception. Communication of television and control signals between the television and PC can be provided over the cable wiring already provided in the subscriber premises. ...


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Anne P McClard: Method and system for selecting television programs based on the past selection history of an identified user. MediaOne Group, Brooks Kushman P C, August 20, 2002: US06438752 (131 worldwide citation)

A system and method for selecting programs based on the past selection history of an identified user that allows the identified user to “surf” directly between desired programs. The system includes a head-end server operable to receive program signals from a programming source, and a user input appa ...