William A McCarty, Jeff King Jr: Wireless and wired speaker hub for a home theater system. KSC, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 27, 2009: US07483538 (128 worldwide citation)

A method and system for communicating audio, video, and/or control signals within a home entertainment system. A plurality of audio channels is communicated between a wireless transmitter and a wireless receiver. The wireless transmitter is located proximate to a speaker housing. In some embodiments ...

Jan van Ee, Paul S Moore, Guy J Roberts: GUI of remote control facilitates user-friendly editing of macros. U S Philips Corporation, Peter Verdonk, March 27, 2001: US06208341 (116 worldwide citation)

A remote control device for a home theater has a macro creation/editing mode with authoring tools on the remote's GUI. One of the editing tools lets the user move a selected macro step visibly up or down the list of steps on the GUI.

Michael Stein: System and method for providing modular control and for managing energy consumption. Intellinet, George T Kilpatrick Stockton Marcou, February 22, 2000: US06029092 (111 worldwide citation)

A control system is extremely flexible and modular and can be equipped or upgraded to have any number or combination of features, such as security, home theater/audio, HVAC, energy management, and lighting with each feature having a separate task unit. The task units can be added or removed from a c ...

Lovell Brent Ivie, Daniel Gilstrap, R Brent Howard, Grant Bowden, David Johnson: Information communication systems. IES Technologies, Thorpe North & Western L, March 10, 1998: US05727055 (42 worldwide citation)

A system for distributing electronic information signals throughout a structure, particularly a residential dwelling, which adapts a plurality of electronic information signals into a signal which can be received by one or more information utilizing devices which are located throughout a structure. ...

Herbert I Gefvert: Multi-dimensional sound reproduction system. Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery, July 2, 1996: US05533129 (40 worldwide citation)

A unified loudspeaker system and method for use with a home theater stereo surround sound receiver. A plurality of binaural (dual) loudspeakers are housed in a single loudspeaker enclosure having a multiply-segmented face portion. Left and right loudspeakers are canted away from a center loudspeaker ...

Michael Holland: Compression ring for coaxial cable connector. Laura Tunnell, Michael Petit, April 29, 2008: US07364462 (36 worldwide citation)

The present invention discloses an improvement in coaxial compression connectors used in, inter alia, CATV, satellite, and home theater electronics. The present connectors accept a large range of cable sizes, allow replacement of the holding or compression element to accommodate a range of sizes, an ...

Steven J Eberbach: Surround sound loudspeaker system. James M Deimen, September 15, 1998: US05809150 (34 worldwide citation)

The generation of skewed hypercardioid sound energy fields (in polar diagrams) from right front and left front "surround" loudspeakers with the principal nulls directed at the expected listener location produces the effect of sidewall and rearwall loudspeakers in a home theater setting without any a ...

Juha Kuusama, Minna Juhola, Juha Laaksonen: Bass management system for home theater equipment. Flextronics Design Finland Oy, Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis L, December 18, 2001: US06332026 (29 worldwide citation)

A setup to be used in a home theater or sound reproduction system for handling low frequency sound signals with a signal source providing several full bandwidth digital sound channels and at least one digital low frequency subwoofer channel includes a delay-and level control unit at least for each f ...

James A Moorer: Multi-channel surround sound mastering and reproduction techniques that preserve spatial harmonics. Sonic Solutions, Majestic Parsons Siebert & Hsue, June 6, 2000: US06072878 (27 worldwide citation)

Techniques of making a recording of or transmitting a sound field from either multiple monaural or directional sound signals that reproduce through multiple discrete loud speakers a sound field with spatial harmonics that substantially exactly match those of the original sound field. Monaural sound ...

Oh Ennmi, Kim Miyoung, Kim Sangwook, Kim Dohyung, Kim Junghoe: Multichannel audio data encoding/decoding method and apparatus. Samsung Electronics, January 18, 2006: EP1617413-A2 (25 worldwide citation)

A multichannel audio data encoding and/or decoding method and apparatus are provided. The encoding method includes: encoding mono and/or stereo audio data; and encoding extended multichannel audio data other than the mono and/or stereo audio data. The decoding method includes: decoding mono and/or s ...

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