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Eugene Huang, Peter Daley: Extended functionally remote control system and method therefore. Navispace, Greenberg Traurig, August 20, 2002: US06437836 (333 worldwide citation)


An extended functionality remote control (EFRC) provides a hardware/software implementation of an integrated interface for remote control emulation. A PDA or other portable computing device is used as a platform for the EFRC application software and peripheral hardware. The EFRC also merges informat ...


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Joel Walter Zdepski, Howard Geza Page: Method and apparatus for operating a transactional server in a proprietary database environment. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Jeffrey D Carter, Bruce J Bowman, October 20, 1998: US05825884 (303 worldwide citation)


A transactional server system for transferring subscriber information requests to information service providers, and methods of operating the same result in discouraging reconstruction of the subscriber information. The transactional server system comprises a subscriber platform which transfers an e ...


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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Jeffrey Philip Reavis, Robert Howard Miller, Sheila Renee Crosby, Hugh Boyd Morrison, Megan Louise Brown: Scheduler employing a predictive agent for use in a television receiver. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Frank Y Liao, February 2, 1999: US05867226 (297 worldwide citation)


In a television system in which at least program title information for programs which are to be transmitted in the future is transmitted in advance to form a channel guide listing, apparatus is provided for searching for specific television programs which satisfy certain criteria concerning a user's ...


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Elliott Broadwin, Jon C Haass: Interactive television system and method for displaying web-like stills with hyperlinks. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Sun Microsystems, Jeffrey C Hood, Conley Rose & Tayon, May 11, 1999: US05903816 (282 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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Keith Reynolds Wehmeyer, Robert Howard Miller: Consumer interface for programming device. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Peter M Emanuel, Robert D Shedd, October 28, 1997: US05682206 (255 worldwide citation)


A television system for receiving a plurality of television programs includes a programming unit for causing the television system to receive and record a particular television show aired on a given channel, at a particular time and date in accordance with schedule data entered by a user. The televi ...


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Charles Schepers, Wolfgang Schroder: Consumer electronics equipment combination consisting of a television receiver and of a video recording and/or reproducing apparatus. International Standard Electric Corporation, Donald J Lenkszus, November 4, 1986: US04621259 (248 worldwide citation)


In order to be able to use the combination of a commercially available type of television receiver (1) with a commercially available type of video tape recorder (3) or video disk recorder, additionally also as a home computer, a data and address bus (32) is provided for additionally in the televisio ...


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Harold Blatter, Kevin Elliott Bridgewater, Michael Scott Deiss, Thomas Edward Horlander: Processing and storage of digital data and program specific information. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Ronald H Kurdyla, Alexander J Burke, May 19, 1998: US05754651 (233 worldwide citation)


A program representative packetized datastream is generated from an input packetized datastream representing a plurality of programs. Program content packets comprising a desired program selected from the plurality of programs are identified. Condensed program specific information (CPSI) suitable fo ...


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Kenneth W Maze, Joseph W Forler: Television receiver using received channel guide information and a secondary video signal processor for displaying secondary channel information. Thomson Consumer Electronics, Joseph S Tripoli, Thomas F Lenihan, Peter M Emanuel, September 17, 1996: US05557338 (227 worldwide citation)


A television receiver system having secondary picture display capability (such as PIP or POP) includes two tuners and signal processing arrangements, and circuitry for receiving a transmitted channel guide. In response to a "BROWSE" command, the receiver maintains the currently-tuned first channel a ...


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Judson A Hofmann: Method and apparatus for managing multiple outside video service providers. Panasonic Technologies, Ratner & Prestia, March 16, 1999: US05883677 (226 worldwide citation)


A method and apparatus for receiving, organizing and presenting program information to a display device in a home from at least two outside sources such as CATV, telephone companies (TELCOs) and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) is disclosed. A distribution network is established within the home usin ...


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Wassef Haroun, George M Moore, Forrest Foltz, Edward L Stubbs, Felix Gerard Torquil Ifor Andrew: Digital interconnects of a PC with consumer electronics devices. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger & Seeley, July 28, 1998: US05787259 (212 worldwide citation)


A computer includes a housing, a processor positioned in the housing, and an external bus adapter configured to allow the processor to access consumer electronics devices positioned outside of the housing using an external bus. The processor is configured to produce a first digital audio signal, to ...



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