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Robert E Novak: System and method for providing conditional access to digital content. Digeo, Kory D Christensen, Stoel Rives, March 8, 2005: US06865555 (112 worldwide citation)

In response to a user request to view specific digital content, the user's set top box (STB) accesses a verification entity via a persistent network connection. The STB establishes the user's identity with the verification entity, for instance, by reading identity credentials from a smart card. In r ...


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William B Boyle, William P Price: Communicating a channel-change event from a set top box to a digital video recorder. Keen Personal Media, Jason T Evans Esq, Howard H Sheerin Esq, September 12, 2006: US07106947 (111 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 by tuning to at least one of a plurality of channels and comprises a DVR interface. The DVR comprises a local memory for storing the program data received from the STB, and a ...


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Wayne R Howe, Fred Thomas Danner III, John R Mauney: System and method for providing television services. BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation, Brenda O Holmes, Cynthia R Parks, Kilpatrick Stockton, May 20, 2003: US06567982 (111 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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William B Boyle: Set-top box that provides video data stream to a display device based on selection between recorded video signal received from the digital video recorder and a real-time video signal. Keen Personal Technologies, Keen Personal Media, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 5, 2006: US07146094 (110 worldwide citation)

A video system for presenting content from a content provider to a user includes a tuner to select a program from a plurality of programs. The tuner outputs the selected program at an analog output when the selected program is represented by an analog signal. An analog output port is coupled to the ...


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Henry R Williams Jr, David A Ferris, Maurice B Richard: Apparatus and method for providing computer display data from a computer system to a remote display device. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 16, 2001: US06175861 (109 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus are provided for enabling multiple users to concurrently access a PC-based server in a home local area network using conventional TVs as display devices. A client system includes a TV, conventional input devices, such as a keyboard and a mouse, and a set top box for interfacin ...


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Steven Mark Hoffberg: Intelligent electronic appliance system and method. Steven M Hoffberg, Ostrolenk Faber, July 5, 2011: US07974714 (108 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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Lida Nobakht, James R W Clymer: User terminal for channel-based internet network. Viaclix, Patrick T Bever, Bever Hoffman & Harms, June 1, 2004: US06745223 (107 worldwide citation)

A channel-based network user terminal including a set-top box, a display, and input devices. A non-volatile memory stores a semi-permanent copy of a channel table downloaded from a server via the Internet. The channel table includes a list of channel numbers, associated Internet site names, and asso ...


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Robert A Bednarek, Philip A Rubin: GPS TV set top box with regional restrictions. Philip A Rubin and Associates, William L Feeney, Kerkam Stowell Kondracki & Clarke P C, December 28, 1999: US06009116 (105 worldwide citation)

An integrated receiver decoder (IRD), commonly called a set-top box, has a global positioning system (GPS) receiver. The GPS receiver checks to see if the IRD is at an authorized location and allows descrambling of video signals only if the location is authorized. A central access control system, re ...


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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, June 15, 1999: US05912664 (105 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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Larry K Moreland, Charles L Brown: Apparatus and method for providing a telephone connection over a coax cable distribution system. Conifer Corporation, Zarley McKee Thomte Voorhees & Seas, April 20, 1999: US05896556 (105 worldwide citation)

An apparatus of the present invention is adapted to provide a telephone line connection over a coax cable distribution system. In a home having a plurality of set-top television boxes which each require a connection to a telephone line, the present invention allows a single telephone line connection ...



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