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1. US5733131 - Education and entertainment device with dynamic configuration and operation

Office United States of America
Application Number 08283276
Application Date 29.07.1994
Publication Number 5733131
Publication Date 31.03.1998
Grant Number 5733131
Grant Date 31.03.1998
Publication Kind A
IPC
A63H 3/00
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
HTOYS, e.g. TOPS, DOLLS, HOOPS OR BUILDING BLOCKS
3Dolls
G09B 5/00
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATING; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
5Electrically-operated educational appliances
G08B 5/22
GPHYSICS
08SIGNALLING
BSIGNALLING OR CALLING SYSTEMS; ORDER TELEGRAPHS; ALARM SYSTEMS
5Visible signalling systems, e.g. personal calling systems, remote indication of seats occupied
22using electric transmission; using electromagnetic transmission
G09B 5/06
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATING; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
5Electrically-operated educational appliances
06with both visual and audible presentation of the material to be studied
H04B 7/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
BTRANSMISSION
7Radio transmission systems, i.e. using radiation field
G09B 5/12
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATING; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
5Electrically-operated educational appliances
08providing for individual presentation of information to a plurality of student stations
12different stations being capable of presenting different information simultaneously
CPC
H04N 7/163
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7Television systems
16Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
162Authorising the user terminal, e.g. by paying; Registering the use of a subscription channel, e.g. billing
163by receiver means only
G09B 5/065
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
5Electrically-operated educational appliances
06with both visual and audible presentation of the material to be studied
065Combinations of audio and video presentations, e.g. videotapes, videodiscs, television systems
G09B 5/12
GPHYSICS
09EDUCATION; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
BEDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
5Electrically-operated educational appliances
08providing for individual presentation of information to a plurality of student stations
12different stations being capable of presenting different information simultaneously
H04N 21/4126
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
41Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
4104Peripherals receiving signals from specially adapted client devices
4126The peripheral being portable, e.g. PDAs or mobile phones
H04N 21/4331
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
43Processing of content or additional data, e.g. demultiplexing additional data from a digital video stream; Elementary client operations, e.g. monitoring of home network or synchronising decoder's clock; Client middleware
433Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request, caching operations
4331Caching operations, e.g. of an advertisement for later insertion during playback
H04N 21/4524
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
NPICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television or video on demand [VOD]
40Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of or interaction with content, e.g. set-top-box [STB]; Operations thereof
45Management operations performed by the client for facilitating the reception of or the interaction with the content or administrating data related to the end-user or to the client device itself, e.g. learning user preferences for recommending movies, resolving scheduling conflicts
4508Management of client data or end-user data
4524involving the geographical location of the client
Applicants Seiko Communications Holding N.V.
Inventors Park Michael C.
Agents Galbi Elmer
Title
(EN) Education and entertainment device with dynamic configuration and operation
Abstract
(EN)

A one-way individual or group addressable communication link by paging system protocol delivers to a small data terminal of an entertainment or education device command messages relevant to current real world information such as news or weather information, and also relevant to current television series storylines. The device provides a separate and independent mechanism augmenting educational or entertainment aspects of current events or television programming without requiring an expensive user interface mechanism in implementation of complex and robust control and configuration features.