US Patent No: 6,104,334

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Portable internet-enabled controller and information browser for consumer devices

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A remote control uses IR (infrared) commands to control various consumer appliances made by various manufactures. The remote control is low-cost, consumer-friendly, programmable, has its own graphical display so it does not interfere with a TV or other viewing screen, and is capable of interacting with the internet or other data source to provide a rich set of functionality.

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RESEARCH INVESTMENT NETWORK, INC.IRVINE, CA96

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Allport, David E Palo Alto, CA 16 1545

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KIMEX ELECTRONICS CO. (1)
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SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (4)
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SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, INC. (2)
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ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (1)
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APPLE INC. (2)
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UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (2)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
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GARNET DIGITAL, LLC (1)
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RCA LICENSING CORPORATION, TWO INDEPENDENCE WAY, PRINCETON, NJ 08540, A CORP. OF DE (1)
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Viscorp (1)
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TRANSNET CAPITAL FUND LLC (1)
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UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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Net Game Limited (1)
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PREH-WERKE GMBH & CO. KG (1)
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U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (2)
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CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
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NSM MUSIC GROUP LIMITED (1)
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Pioneer Electronic Corporation (1)
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ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (3)
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CHICAGO VENTURES, INC. OF LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (1)
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WISTRON CORPORATION (1)
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North American Philips Consumer Electronics Corp. (1)
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MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (14)
* 6,539,335 Data collection and analysis aid 27 2000
* 7,797,276 Integrated database data editing system 13 2000
* 7,245,291 System and method for internet appliance data entry and navigation 24 2001
* 8,111,335 Television listing remote control 2 2007
7,827,583 Web television having a two-way communication bus interconnecting a television controller and an internet module 12 2008
9,037,502 Media delivery platform 0 2009
7,823,181 Web television having a two-way communication bus interconnecting a television controller and an internet module 14 2009
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8,682,457 Wireless control of an adjustable bed 0 2011
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9,031,673 System of adjustable bed control via a home network 0 2012
 
ZAMTEC LIMITED (1)
7,703,875 Printing nozzle arrangement having movement sensor 0 2008
 
SPOTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
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MEDIATEK INC. (2)
6,889,224 Method for storing, accessing embedded web pages during manufacturing phase on personal digital device 1 2001
6,757,530 System and method for providing wireless device access to scheduling applications 76 2001
 
SONY CORPORATION (14)
7,552,463 Television receiver, receiver and program execution method 0 2001
7,512,087 Communication system, apparatus and methods employing multiple communication networks 3 2001
* 7,890,982 Information processing apparatus and method, and program storage medium 1 2001
* 8,156,525 Information-processing system, information-processing device, and information-processing method 0 2003
* 8,352,986 Image display system, image display method and display unit 2 2003
* 8,201,212 Receiving apparatus, receiving method, and transmitting/receiving apparatus 0 2004
* 8,351,845 Control method, control apparatus, data receiving and recording method, data receiver and receiving method 0 2006
* 8,046,807 Information-processing system, information-processing apparatus, and information-processing method 0 2006
* 8,001,573 Information-processing system, information-processing apparatus, and information-processing method 0 2006
7,733,295 Bi-directional communication system, display apparatus, base apparatus and bi-directional communication method 1 2006
8,606,172 Control method, control apparatus, data receiving and recording method, data receiver and receiving method 0 2010
8,588,678 Control method, control apparatus, data receiving and recording method, data receiver and receiving method 0 2010
8,479,235 Information processing apparatus and method, and program storage medium 0 2010
8,561,124 Information-processing system, information-processing apparatus, and information-processing method 0 2012
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (7)
* 6,587,053 Wireless key input processing apparatus for a display apparatus using a universal serial bus 12 1999
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8,260,843 Apparatus and method for providing remote user interface 1 2006
* 2010/0315,563 REMOTE CONTROLLER AND DISPLAYING METHOD THEREOF 0 2010
* 9,030,611 Method for controlling bidirectional remote controller and bidirectional remote controller implementing the method 0 2013
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SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (7)
7,062,528 Method and system for identifying a time specific event 28 2001
7,127,454 E-marker find music 33 2001
7,107,234 Electronic music marker device delayed notification 23 2001
6,972,698 GPS e-marker 76 2002
* 7,653,928 Remote user interface for media player 2 2002
7,895,265 Method and system for identifying a time specific event 1 2006
8,271,354 Electronic music marker device delayed notification 2006
 
IXYS CH GMBH (6)
* 7,436,345 Script instruction for jumping to a location, interpreting a predetermined number of instructions and then jumping back 1 2004
* 7,362,256 Loading a machine code API onto an 8-bit virtual machine to enable new functionality 4 2004
* 7,339,513 Interpreting a script to generate an operational signal on a remote control device 5 2004
* 7,230,562 Sending a script to a virtual machine for immediate interpreting 3 2004
* 7,227,492 Interpreting a common script block to output various forms of data according to a common protocol 2 2004
8,952,840 Loading a machine code API onto an 8-bit virtual machine to enable new functionality 0 2008
 
Clemens Croy (1)
* 6,476,825 Hand-held video viewer and remote control device 119 1999
 
OPENGLOBE (1)
6,983,289 Automatic identification of DVD title using internet technologies and fuzzy matching techniques 10 2001
 
UEI Electronics Inc. (1)
8,176,432 Hand held remote control device having an improved user interface 3 2002
 
TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC. (1)
7,441,192 Programming, selecting, and playing multimedia files 3 2002
 
UI EVOLUTION, INC. (1)
* 7,095,456 Field extensible controllee sourced universal remote control method and apparatus 10 2001
 
VIVIANA RESEARCH LLC (2)
* 7,130,616 System and method for providing content, management, and interactivity for client devices 101 2001
7,937,450 System for providing content, management, and interactivity for thin client devices 4 2004
 
SBC KNOWLEDGE VENTURES, L.P. (1)
* 2008/0007,621 System and method of controlling access to an entrance 4 2006
 
BROADCOM CORPORATION (4)
* 7,671,735 Access, monitoring, and control of appliances via a media processing system 6 2006
* 8,063,772 Access, monitoring, and control of appliances via a media processing system 1 2010
8,387,885 Laptop based television remote control 1 2010
8,844,824 Laptop based television remote control 0 2013
 
PENDRAGON WIRELESS LLC (1)
6,901,272 Ergonomic system for control of devices through portable wireless terminals 6 2000
 
CHOPIN ACQUISITION COMPANY, INC. (1)
8,026,789 State-based remote control system 13 2004
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
7,143,141 System for providing internet-related services in response to a handheld device that is not required to be internet-enabled 7 2000
* 8,804,332 Handheld computer 0 2007
 
HOME BOX OFFICE, INC. (1)
8,082,563 System and method for content access control through default profiles and metadata pointers 1 2003
 
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION (2)
* 7,653,926 Remote control device with event notifier 5 2000
* 8,069,351 Remote control device 0 2009
 
CREATOR TECHNOLOGY B.V. (1)
* 2010/0033,435 USER INPUT ON ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE 5 2007
 
HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED (1)
7,877,588 System for transmitting control commands to electronic devices 0 2002
 
VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
7,233,779 Radio human-machine interface using knobs and menu picks 9 2003
 
Navispace, Inc. (1)
* 6,437,836 Extended functionally remote control system and method therefore 267 1998
 
BLACKBERRY LIMITED (1)
* 2011/0199,322 GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR DEVICES THAT PRESENT MEDIA CONTENT 1 2010
 
THE DIRECTV GROUP, INC. (2)
7,773,860 Video data recorder with personal channels 10 2003
* 2013/0212,616 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING A USER INTERFACE OF A RECEIVING UNIT FOR AN AUXILIARY REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE 0 2012
 
OMNITEK PARTNERS LLC (1)
* 2012/0033,135 Method and Apparatus For Listening to audio Corresponding to a PIP Display 0 2011
 
NIKON PHOTO PRODUCTS INC (1)
8,073,831 Electronic shop providing method, site search method, and bulletin board providing method for searching a plurality of content registered onto a website 1 2008
 
TERADATA US, INC. (1)
7,216,300 Method and apparatus for an applet to display multiple windows 14 2001
 
FREEDOM WAVE LLC (1)
* 6,719,633 Wireless game control units 11 2000
 
ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED (2)
8,121,891 Personalized product report 3 1998
* 7,076,504 Sharing a centralized profile 80 1998
 
INVENTEC CORPORATION (1)
* 7,202,799 Remote controller 2 2004
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES FUND 83 LLC (1)
* 7,008,288 Intelligent toy with internet connection capability 5 2001
 
CONTEC LLC (1)
* 7,324,168 Universal remote control unit 8 2002
 
GRACENOTE, INC. (2)
7,856,443 Automatic identification of DVD title using internet technologies and fuzzy matching techniques 0 2004
7,908,273 Method and system for media navigation 5 2007
 
GIBSON BRANDS, INC. (3)
7,249,147 Combination compact disc recorder and player system 8 2003
7,216,178 System and method for distributing music to customers over the internet using uniquely identified proprietary devices 12 2003
7,222,183 Authorized units music distribution system 4 2005
 
SLING MEDIA INC. (32)
* 6,263,503 Method for effectively implementing a wireless television system 327 1999
7,725,912 Method for implementing a remote display system with transcoding 16 2001
8,266,657 Method for effectively implementing a multi-room television system 8 2005
7,877,776 Personal media broadcasting system 31 2005
7,707,614 Personal media broadcasting system with output buffer 57 2005
7,647,614 Fast-start streaming and buffering of streaming content for personal media player 38 2005
7,702,952 Firmware update for consumer electronic device 6 2006
8,346,605 Management of shared media content 3 2007
7,975,062 Capturing and sharing media content 50 2007
7,769,756 Selection and presentation of context-relevant supplemental content and advertising 12 2007
7,917,932 Personal video recorder functionality for placeshifting systems 18 2007
8,667,279 Systems and methods for securely place shifting media content 1 2008
8,477,793 Media streaming device with gateway functionality 0 2008
8,350,971 Systems and methods for controlling media devices 3 2008
8,060,609 Systems and methods for determining attributes of media items accessed via a personal media broadcaster 7 2008
8,438,602 Systems and methods for linking media content 2 2009
8,667,163 Systems and methods for projecting images from a computer system 0 2009
8,171,148 Systems and methods for establishing connections between devices communicating over a network 5 2009
9,015,225 Systems and methods for delivering messages over a network 0 2009
8,799,485 Methods and apparatus for establishing network connections using an inter-mediating device 0 2009
7,921,446 Fast-start streaming and buffering of streaming content for personal media player 3 2009
8,626,879 Systems and methods for establishing network connections using local mediation services 1 2009
8,051,454 Personal media broadcasting system with output buffer 10 2010
8,041,988 Firmware update for consumer electronic device 6 2010
7,992,176 Apparatus and method for effectively implementing a wireless television system 6 2010
8,060,909 Personal media broadcasting system 5 2010
8,904,455 Personal video recorder functionality for placeshifting systems 0 2011
8,621,533 Fast-start streaming and buffering of streaming content for personal media player 0 2011
8,799,969 Capturing and sharing media content 0 2011
8,365,236 Personal media broadcasting system with output buffer 4 2011
8,819,750 Personal media broadcasting system with output buffer 0 2012
8,958,019 Systems and methods for controlling media devices 0 2012
 
UBIQUITOUS CONNECTIVITY, LP (2)
7,668,532 Ubiquitous connectivity and control system for remote locations 13 2006
7,643,823 Ubiquitous connectivity and control system for remote locations 36 2007
 
SLING MEDIA PVT LTD (9)
8,099,755 Systems and methods for controlling the encoding of a media stream 7 2008
8,406,431 Adaptive gain control for digital audio samples in a media stream 3 2009
8,966,101 Systems and methods for updating firmware over a network 0 2009
8,799,408 Localization systems and methods 0 2009
8,532,472 Methods and apparatus for fast seeking within a media stream buffer 0 2009
8,314,893 Remote control and method for automatically adjusting the volume output of an audio device 4 2009
8,381,310 Systems, methods, and program applications for selectively restricting the placeshifting of copy protected digital media content 4 2009
8,856,349 Connection priority services for data communication between two devices 0 2010
8,966,658 Systems, methods, and program applications for selectively restricting the placeshifting of copy protected digital media content 0 2013
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
7,227,529 System and method for accessing ubiquitous resources in an intelligent environment 7 2005
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
* 6,697,090 Device controller, method of displaying user interface, and recording medium in which computer program for displaying user interface is recorded 15 2000
 
FUJIFILM CORPORATION (1)
* 6,919,927 Camera with touchscreen 51 1999
 
MICRO-IMAGING SOLUTIONS, LLC (1)
8,885,034 Reduced area imaging device incorporated within endoscopic devices 0 2013
 
LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. (17)
7,283,059 Remote control multimedia content listing system 22 2001
7,612,685 Online remote control configuration system 16 2004
7,436,319 Method and apparatus for uploading and downloading remote control codes 18 2005
7,944,370 Configuration method for a remote control via model number entry for a controlled device 12 2005
8,509,400 System and method for adaptive programming of a remote control 1 2006
8,531,276 State-based remote control system 2 2006
8,674,814 State-based remote control system 0 2007
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* 8,742,905 Easy to use and intuitive user interface for a remote control 0 2007
8,704,643 Convenient and easy to use button layout for a remote control 0 2008
7,889,095 Method and apparatus for uploading and downloading remote control codes 13 2008
8,508,401 Delay fixing for command codes in a remote control system 0 2010
* 8,653,950 State-based remote control system 0 2011
8,918,544 Apparatus and method for configuration and operation of a remote-control system 0 2011
8,854,192 Configuration method for a remote 0 2011
8,797,149 State-based control systems and methods 1 2012
8,674,815 Configuration method for a remote 0 2012
 
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC. (4)
* 7,366,985 Text based markup language resource interface 2 1999
* 6,496,180 Mouse with slider control for computer scrolling 14 1999
7,503,002 Text based markup language resource interface 0 2006
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KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (4)
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TARQUIN CONSULTING CO., LLC (1)
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SEIKO INSTRUMENTS INC. (1)
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NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (3)
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6,885,362 System and method for accessing ubiquitous resources in an intelligent environment 56 2001
7,075,513 Zooming and panning content on a display screen 32 2001
 
KARGO, INC. (2)
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8,549,578 Video interaction with a mobile device and a video device 0 2010
 
SKKY INCORPORATED (3)
8,972,289 Media delivery platform 0 2013
8,908,567 Media delivery platform 0 2014
8,892,465 Media delivery platform 0 2014
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (4)
8,850,477 Systems and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 0 2001
8,205,232 Interactive computer system for providing television schedule information 2 2004
8,615,782 System and methods for linking television viewers with advertisers and broadcasters 0 2007
8,453,174 Method and system for displaying advertising, video, and program schedule listing 1 2010
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (20)
6,628,729 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 17 1999
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RE44321 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 0 2005
RE42838 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2006
RE42620 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 0 2007
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* 2008/0134,091 CONTENT SEARCH METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL HAVING CONTENT SEARCH FUNCTION 3 2007
7,945,931 Broadcastings service system using mobile communication terminal 1 2009
7,849,485 Broadcasting service system using mobile communication terminal 4 2009
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RE43578 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 4 2010
8,443,405 Broadcasting service system using mobile communication terminal 0 2011
RE43988 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 3 2011
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KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. (8)
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* 8,132,105 Control codes for programmable remote supplied in XML format 2 2000
* 6,462,664 Baby monitor, system, and method and control of remote devices 25 2000
* 6,677,966 Method of operating an appliance using a user interface having a state diagram representing operative states of the appliance 0 2000
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SIRIUS XM RADIO INC. (1)
* 7,263,329 Method and apparatus for navigating, previewing and selecting broadband channels via a receiving user interface 7 2002
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
* 7,167,418 Television including a timer 0 2004
 
OPENTV, INC. (2)
7,421,729 Generation and insertion of indicators using an address signal applied to a database 24 2002
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OPENPEAK INC. (1)
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GATEWAY, INC. (1)
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III HOLDINGS 1, LLC (4)
6,509,908 Personal navigator system 68 2000
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8,019,883 WiFi peripheral mode display system 2 2005
8,200,796 Graphics display system for multiple remote terminals 19 2006
 
PROXENSE, LLC (12)
7,472,280 Digital rights management 12 2002
6,973,576 Digital content security system 17 2003
7,305,560 Digital content security system 12 2004
8,352,730 Biometric personal data key (PDK) authentication 2 2005
8,433,919 Two-level authentication for secure transactions 0 2007
8,412,949 Personal digital key initialization and registration for secure transactions 2 2007
7,904,718 Personal digital key differentiation for secure transactions 8 2007
7,883,003 Tracking system using personal digital key groups 2 2007
8,171,528 Hybrid device having a personal digital key and receiver-decoder circuit and methods of use 3 2008
8,646,042 Hybrid device having a personal digital key and receiver-decoder circuit and methods of use 0 2012
8,886,954 Biometric personal data key (PDK) authentication 0 2012
8,838,993 Personal digital key initialization and registration for secure transactions 0 2013
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (9)
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7,353,234 Customized user interface based on user record information 25 2002
8,464,157 Smart browsing providers 0 2008
8,868,542 Customized user interface based on user profile information 0 2008
8,407,601 Customized user interface 0 2009
8,943,055 Customizing user interfaces based on user activities 0 2012
8,805,816 Customizing user interfaces 0 2012
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STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (1)
8,892,495 Adaptive pattern recognition based controller apparatus and method and human-interface therefore 0 2013
 
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION (1)
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8,494,861 Movable barrier control system component with audible speech output apparatus and method 0 2004
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PANASONIC CORPORATION (2)
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DIEGO, INC. (1)
7,360,232 System and method to subscribe to channel URL addresses and to provide non-programming-related URL addresses in an interactive video casting system 48 2001
 
ABB SEMICONDUCTORS AG (1)
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CONVERGENT MEDIA SOLUTIONS LLC (15)
7,987,491 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 51 2003
7,899,915 Method and apparatus for browsing using multiple coordinated device sets 92 2003
8,527,640 Method and apparatus for browsing using multiple coordinated device sets 8 2009
8,161,172 Method and apparatus for browsing using multiple coordinated device sets 20 2009
8,813,125 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 0 2011
8,661,495 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 6 2012
8,646,020 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 6 2012
8,640,183 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 7 2012
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8,689,273 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 7 2012
8,914,840 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 0 2014
8,898,722 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 0 2014
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ZILOQ, INC. (1)
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SIGMA DESIGNS, INC. (1)
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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
* 2010/0050,270 Control of Access to Content Received from a Multimedia Content Distribution Network 7 2008
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (1)
6,970,127 Remote control for wireless control of system and displaying of compressed video on a display on the remote 61 2001
 
NISEL INVESTMENTS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (3)
6,722,984 Game controller with parental control functionality 30 2000
6,859,197 Universal remote control with display and printer 39 2001
6,788,241 System and method for using keystroke data to configure a remote control device 31 2002
 
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (14)
* 8,832,737 Smart channel entry system 0 2004
8,762,492 Electronic mail reminder for an internet television program guide 0 2004
8,806,533 System and method for using television information codes 0 2005
8,209,424 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 0 2006
8,087,047 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 7 2007
8,327,403 Systems and methods for providing remote program ordering on a user device via a web server 5 2007
8,107,977 Cross-platform messaging 0 2007
8,601,526 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information 2 2008
8,352,978 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 0 2009
8,555,315 Systems and methods for navigating a media guidance application with multiple perspective views 0 2009
8,117,564 Systems and methods for generating a media guidance application with multiple perspective views 9 2009
8,887,184 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 1 2011
8,904,441 Systems and methods for providing program suggestions in an interactive television program guide 0 2011
8,565,797 Cross-platform messaging 0 2011
 
UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC. (29)
* 7,102,688 System and method for using a hand held device to display a readable representation of an audio track 25 2001
6,938,101 Hand held device having a browser application 76 2001
6,947,101 Control device with easy lock feature 31 2001
* 7,218,243 System and method for automatically setting up a universal remote control 43 2002
* 7,093,003 System and method for upgrading the remote control functionality of a device 39 2002
6,747,591 System and method for retrieving information while commanding operation of an appliance 33 2002
8,063,923 System and method for updating information in an electronic portable device 4 2002
* 7,254,777 System and method for controlling the recording functionality of an appliance using a program guide 19 2002
7,831,930 System and method for displaying a user interface for a remote control application 18 2002
7,046,161 System and method for automatically setting up a universal remote control 62 2003
7,876,255 Controlling device using visual cues to indicate appliance and function key relationships 4 2003
* 7,586,398 System and method for setting up a universal remote control 30 2003
7,872,642 Controlling device having multiple user interfaces 3 2004
8,255,968 System and method for adaptively controlling the recording of program material using a program guide 3 2004
* 7,143,214 Hand held device having a browser application 36 2004
7,136,709 Home appliance control system and methods in a networked environment 86 2004
7,155,305 System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment 112 2005
7,895,532 User interface for a remote control application 12 2006
8,909,739 System and method for upgrading the remote control functionality of a device 0 2006
7,610,555 Hand held remote control device having an improved user interface 13 2006
7,379,778 System and methods for home appliance identification and control in a networked environment 27 2006
8,863,184 System and method for presenting program guide information in an electronic portable device 0 2007
8,997,020 System and methods for interacting with a control environment 0 2007
7,877,705 System and methods for interacting with a control environment 29 2007
* 2009/0292,375 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE CONFIGURATION OF A CONTROLLING DEVICE 0 2009
8,250,608 System and method for adaptively controlling the recording of program material using a program guide 1 2010
8,473,865 User interface for a remote control application 4 2010
8,447,841 System and method for upgrading the remote control functionality of a device 0 2010
8,049,655 Controlling device using visual cues to indicate appliance and function key relationships 2 2010
 
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY LTD. (2)
8,234,672 Method and system to control playback of digital media 4 2003
7,535,465 Method and system to display media content data 13 2003
 
DIGITAL ON-DEMAND, INC. (2)
* 6,480,188 Thumbwheel selection system 25 2000
6,674,428 Thumbwheel selection system 3 2002
 
RAKUTEN, INC. (2)
* 6,757,001 Method of using physical buttons in association with a display to access and execute functions available through associated hardware and software 8 1999
* 6,825,830 Information processing system, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium for executing information processing method on a computer 10 2000
 
CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA (4)
* 7,643,065 Image data processing system 2 2004
* 8,072,550 Remote control unit 1 2006
* 8,166,395 Information processing method and apparatus 7 2006
* 2006/0224,961 Information processing method and apparatus 2 2006
 
ADREA, LLC (1)
* 6,828,992 User interface with dynamic menu option organization 94 2000
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
* 8,972,533 Activating touch-sensitive keys utilizing configuration settings 0 2007
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (7)
* 6,388,682 Adaptive computer display screen window accommodating user or human factor input 27 1999
* 6,401,059 Method and system for using a personal digital assistant as a remote control 88 1999
8,112,544 System and method for providing customizable options on a wireless device 0 2000
6,983,310 System and method for providing search capabilties on a wireless device 90 2000
7,616,971 System and method for providing access to forms for displaying information on a wireless access device 4 2001
7,142,883 System and method for providing search capabilities and storing functions on a wireless access device 15 2001
7,506,030 System and method for providing wireless device access to e-mail applications 3 2005
 
UEI CAYMAN INC. (6)
6,956,496 Method and apparatus for updating universal remote databases through TV VBI processing 9 2000
* 7,259,696 Interactive web-based codeset selection and development tool 12 2004
* 7,668,197 Codeset communication format and related methods and structures 1 2006
7,936,287 Interactive web-based codeset selection and development tool 5 2007
7,895,301 Transmitting a codeset over a single-wire bus from a computer to a remote control device 0 2007
8,761,199 Codeset communication format and related methods and structures 0 2010
 
HANGZHOU BREMAX TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. (1)
7,639,170 System and method for providing operation of internet powered universal remote controller 2 2006
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
* 6,978,310 Media-on-demand catalog viewing preference system 51 2000
 
MATTEL, INC. (1)
8,382,567 Interactive DVD gaming systems 0 2005
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C. (5)
* 8,294,831 Set-top box receiver soft control system and method 2 2008
* 8,194,191 Graphically based programming for control devices 0 2009
* 8,730,406 Set-top box receiver soft control system and method 0 2012
* 2013/0044,262 SET-TOP BOX RECEIVER SOFT CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD 0 2012
* 9,013,637 Set-top box receiver soft control system and method 0 2014
 
LOT 3 ACQUISITION FOUNDATION, LLC (4)
8,493,442 Object location information 4 2001
* 7,920,626 Video surveillance visual recognition 7 2001
7,830,962 Monitoring remote patients 9 2006
8,335,254 Advertisements over a network 0 2006
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P. (3)
* 8,479,238 Method for content-based non-linear control of multimedia playback 3 2002
8,656,004 Method and apparatus for delivering selected multimedia content to a user in pervasive computing environments 0 2002
* 8,561,107 Method and apparatus for selecting customized multimedia content for a user in pervasive computing environments 0 2002
 
DENNIS S. FERNANDEZ (1)
7,839,432 Detector selection for monitoring objects 12 2001
 
BOUNTOUR, LAZAROS (1)
* 8,060,908 Consumer access systems and methods for providing same 7 2006
 
INTEL CORPORATION (3)
* 6,539,437 Remote control inputs to java applications 19 1998
* 7,302,693 Remote control inputs to Java applications 1 2003
* 2008/0028,094 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SERVICING BGM REQUEST AND FOR PROVIDING SOUND SOURCE INFORMATION 0 2007
 
GENERATION 2 TECHNOLOGY, LLC (2)
* 6,989,763 Web-based universal remote control 13 2002
* RE41453 Web-based universal remote control 5 2008
 
MICROSOFT CORPORATION (1)
* 7,286,076 Generating a mark/space table and a string of timing information on a remote control device 5 2004
 
SONY NETWORK ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC (2)
* 8,863,202 System and method for voice driven cross service search using second display 0 2012
* 2013/0125,168 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VOICE DRIVEN CROSS SERVICE SEARCH USING SECOND DISPLAY 0 2012
 
MEMJET TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (2)
8,038,252 Method of detecting MEM device faults with single current pulse 0 2011
8,317,301 Printing nozzle arrangement having fault detector 0 2011
 
AVID TECHNOLOGY, INC. (2)
6,763,523 Intelligent transfer of multimedia data files from an editing system to a playback device 12 1998
* 6,766,357 Apparatus and method for efficient transfer of multimedia data for playback 54 1999
 
BLACK HILLS MEDIA, LLC (3)
8,918,480 Method, system, and device for the distribution of internet radio content 0 2007
8,792,850 Method and device for obtaining playlist content over a network 0 2011
8,755,763 Method and device for an internet radio capable of obtaining playlist content from a content server 0 2011
 
BRIGHT THINGS LIMITED (1)
7,003,598 Remote control for providing interactive DVD navigation based on user response 109 2002
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (7)
7,899,864 Multi-user terminal services accelerator 9 2005
8,112,513 Multi-user display proxy server 6 2005
7,460,725 System and method for effectively encoding and decoding electronic information 8 2006
* 8,032,918 Application gadgets 2 2008
* 2010/0134,418 OPPOSITE FACING DEVICE KEYPAD 0 2008
8,925,031 Application gadgets and electronic program guides 0 2011
* 2011/0283,317 APPLICATION GADGETS AND REMOTE CONTROL DEVICES 1 2011
 
ISURTV, INC. (1)
* 7,698,727 Method and apparatus for notifying users of interactive functions using a remote device 2 2001
 
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY LTD (8)
* 7,263,270 Video player with code sensor 14 2000
7,894,703 Retrieving video data via a coded surface 8 2005
7,864,360 Capture and link object 1 2005
8,180,193 Video player with code sensor and memory for video data retrieval 0 2007
* 7,580,764 Interactive apparatus with recording and playback capability usable with encoded writing medium 9 2007
7,533,816 Method of associating audio with a position on a surface 3 2007
7,934,654 Method of associating recorded audio with position 0 2009
7,938,514 Printing nozzle having fault sensor 0 2010
 
8X8, INC. (5)
8,498,725 Systems and methods for distributed conferencing 0 2009
8,914,734 Web-enabled conferencing and meeting implementations with a subscription-based model 0 2009
8,300,552 Network interface unit control system and method therefor 0 2010
8,817,801 Conferencing and meeting implementations with advanced features 1 2011
9,008,107 Conferencing and meeting implementations with advanced features 0 2014
 
LAPIS SEMICONDUCTOR CO., LTD. (1)
* 7,158,047 Remote control system 6 2004
 
QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (2)
* 7,843,437 Hand-held browser transcoding 1 2002
* 2013/0036,442 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUAL SELECTION OF ELEMENTS IN VIDEO CONTENT 0 2011
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (2)
* 8,487,885 Selectable options for graphic objects displayed on a touch-screen interface 0 2008
* 2010/0156,816 SELECTABLE OPTIONS FOR GRAPHIC OBJECTS DISPLAYED ON A TOUCH-SCREEN INTERFACE 1 2008
 
ICEBOX, LLC (1)
* 6,490,726 Appliances with the internet access 3 1998
 
Akceil Inc. (1)
7,058,904 Operating method for miniature computing devices 0 2002
 
TRIBEAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
6,944,402 Extended range infrared communication (ERIC) for an infrared associated (IrDA) compliant portable device 37 2000
 
CELLECT LLC (3)
* 6,424,369 Hand-held computers incorporating reduced area imaging devices 117 2000
7,002,621 Communication devices incorporating reduced area imaging devices 9 2001
* 6,982,742 Hand-held computers incorporating reduced area imaging devices 19 2001
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
* 7,605,713 Method for controlling several apparatuses with the aid of a link attached device and said link attached device for carrying out said method 0 2003
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (20)
8,761,584 System and method for searching a database of television schedule information 0 2004
8,046,801 Interactive television program guide with remote access 46 2004
8,566,871 Multiple interactive electronic program guide system and methods 0 2005
8,006,263 Interactive television program guide with remote access 9 2005
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 2 2006
7,913,278 Interactive television program guide with remote access 15 2007
8,776,125 Method and system for displaying advertisements in an electronic program guide 0 2007
8,578,423 Interactive television program guide with remote access 1 2007
9,014,546 Systems and methods for automatically detecting users within detection regions of media devices 0 2009
9,003,451 Internet television program guide system 0 2010
8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2010
8,949,901 Methods and systems for customizing viewing environment preferences in a viewing environment control application 0 2011
8,584,172 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2011
8,578,413 Interactive television program guide with remote access 1 2011
8,959,547 Systems and methods for providing remote access to interactive media guidance applications 0 2011
8,776,126 Client-server based interactive television guide with server recording 0 2012
8,768,148 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2013
8,755,666 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2013
8,978,088 Systems and methods for displaying media content and media guidance information 0 2013
9,021,538 Client-server based interactive guide with server recording 0 2014
 
Shamoon, Deborah H. (3)
6,990,335 Ubiquitous connectivity and control system for remote locations 23 2005
7,257,397 Ubiquitous connectivity and control system for remote locations 33 2005
8,064,935 Ubiquitous connectivity and control system for remote locations 6 2007
 
Calister Technologies (1)
7,720,300 System and method for effectively performing an adaptive quantization procedure 1 2006
 
ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (5)
* 7,194,754 Method and system to defer transactions conducted via interactive television 33 2000
7,428,023 Remote control device with integrated display screen for controlling a digital video recorder 28 2001
* 7,111,320 System and method for personalized remote control of an interactive television system 36 2001
8,300,156 Remote control device with integrated display screen for controlling a digital video recorder 0 2011
8,823,880 Remote control device with integrated display screen for controlling a digital video recorder 0 2012
 
SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED (2)
* 8,560,947 Touch screen with user interface enhancement 1 2010
* 2010/0275,163 TOUCH SCREEN WITH USER INTERFACE ENHANCEMENT 9 2010
 
AFFINITY LABS OF TEXAS, LLC (9)
7,634,228 Content delivery system and method 38 2007
7,778,595 Method for managing media 31 2008
7,970,379 Providing broadcast content 2 2009
7,953,390 Method for content delivery 2 2009
8,359,007 System and method for communicating media center 6 2011
8,521,140 System and method for communicating media content 0 2011
8,554,191 System and method for managing media 0 2012
8,532,641 System and method for managing media 0 2012
8,688,085 System and method to communicate targeted information 0 2013
 
KOPLAR INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, L.L.C. (6)
7,213,254 Universal methods and device for hand-held promotional opportunities 18 2001
7,590,992 Universal methods and device for hand-held promotional opportunities 17 2007
7,627,879 Interactive optical cards and other hand-held devices with increased connectivity 5 2007
8,798,133 Dual channel encoding and detection 1 2008
8,715,083 Methods and systems for processing gaming data 0 2009
* 7,886,329 Universal methods and device for hand-held promotional opportunities 1 2009
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (1)
7,109,974 Remote control system including an on-screen display (OSD) 19 2002
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