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, CA137

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Allport, David E Palo Alto, CA 16 1358

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SLING MEDIA INC. (29)
6,263,503 Method for effectively implementing a wireless television system 286 1999
7,725,912 Method for implementing a remote display system with transcoding 10 2001
8,266,657 Method for effectively implementing a multi-room television system 3 2005
7,877,776 Personal media broadcasting system 18 2005
7,707,614 Personal media broadcasting system with output buffer 51 2005
7,647,614 Fast-start streaming and buffering of streaming content for personal media player 26 2005
7,702,952 Firmware update for consumer electronic device 3 2006
8,346,605 Management of shared media content 2 2007
7,975,062 Capturing and sharing media content 28 2007
7,769,756 Selection and presentation of context-relevant supplemental content and advertising 7 2007
7,917,932 Personal video recorder functionality for placeshifting systems 10 2007
8,667,279 Systems and methods for securely place shifting media content 0 2008
8,477,793 Media streaming device with gateway functionality 0 2008
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8,060,609 Systems and methods for determining attributes of media items accessed via a personal media broadcaster 3 2008
8,438,602 Systems and methods for linking media content 0 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 2 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 2 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 5 2010
8,041,988 Firmware update for consumer electronic device 2 2010
7,992,176 Apparatus and method for effectively implementing a wireless television system 2 2010
8,060,909 Personal media broadcasting system 4 2010
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UNIVERSAL ELECTRONICS INC. (25)
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7,218,243 System and method for automatically setting up a universal remote control 36 2002
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6,747,591 System and method for retrieving information while commanding operation of an appliance 30 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 17 2002
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8,255,968 System and method for adaptively controlling the recording of program material using a program guide 2 2004
7,143,214 Hand held device having a browser application 32 2004
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7,877,705 System and methods for interacting with a control environment 23 2007
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UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (23)
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8,046,801 Interactive television program guide with remote access 27 2004
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8,806,533 System and method for using television information codes 0 2005
8,006,263 Interactive television program guide with remote access 5 2005
8,832,742 Systems and methods for acquiring, categorizing and delivering media in interactive media guidance applications 0 2006
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 4 2007
7,913,278 Interactive television program guide with remote access 11 2007
8,578,423 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2007
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8,352,978 Systems and methods for advertising television networks, channels, and programs 0 2009
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8,528,032 Client-server based interactive television program guide system with remote server recording 1 2010
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8,578,413 Interactive television program guide with remote access 0 2011
8,565,797 Cross-platform messaging 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
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (17)
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7,634,794 Broadcasting service system using mobile communication terminal 11 2000
RE42764 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2005
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RE42838 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2006
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8,799,818 Content search method and mobile terminal having content search function 0 2007
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RE44514 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2010
RE44495 Apparatus and method for providing, retrieving, and using data guide information supplied in a digital vestigial sideband signal 0 2010
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RE43578 Apparatus and method for downloading and storing data from a digital receiver 2 2010
8,443,405 Broadcasting service system using mobile communication terminal 0 2011
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LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. (15)
7,283,059 Remote control multimedia content listing system 20 2001
7,612,685 Online remote control configuration system 14 2004
7,436,319 Method and apparatus for uploading and downloading remote control codes 15 2005
7,944,370 Configuration method for a remote control via model number entry for a controlled device 10 2005
8,509,400 System and method for adaptive programming of a remote control 1 2006
8,531,276 State-based remote control system 1 2006
8,674,814 State-based remote control system 0 2007
8,330,582 Online remote control configuration system 2 2007
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 11 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
8,797,149 State-based control systems and methods 0 2012
8,674,815 Configuration method for a remote 0 2012
 
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 1 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 0 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
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CONVERGENT MEDIA SOLUTIONS LLC (10)
7,987,491 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 36 2003
7,899,915 Method and apparatus for browsing using multiple coordinated device sets 59 2003
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8,813,125 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 0 2011
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8,646,020 Method and apparatus for browsing using alternative linkbases 1 2012
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PROXENSE, LLC (10)
7,472,280 Digital rights management 7 2002
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7,305,560 Digital content security system 9 2004
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8,433,919 Two-level authentication for secure transactions 0 2007
8,412,949 Personal digital key initialization and registration for secure transactions 0 2007
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7,883,003 Tracking system using personal digital key groups 2 2007
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AFFINITY LABS OF TEXAS, LLC (9)
7,634,228 Content delivery system and method 30 2007
7,778,595 Method for managing media 25 2008
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8,688,085 System and method to communicate targeted information 0 2013
 
SILVERBROOK RESEARCH PTY LTD (8)
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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (7)
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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 73 2000
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SONY ELECTRONICS INC. (7)
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SLING MEDIA PVT LTD (6)
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ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (5)
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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (5)
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STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (5)
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