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1. US6684403 - System and method for user-server telecommunication in accordance with performance capabilities of a controller

Office United States of America
Application Number 09685122
Application Date 10.10.2000
Publication Number 6684403
Publication Date 27.01.2004
Grant Number 6684403
Grant Date 27.01.2004
Publication Kind B1
IPC
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7
Television systems
16
Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7
Television systems
16
Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
173
with two-way working, e.g. subscriber sending a programme selection signal
H04N 7/16
H04N 7/173
CPC
H04N 7/10
H04N 7/173
H04N 7/17309
H04N 7/17318
H04N 21/43615
H04N 21/6156
Applicants Sony Europa B.V.
Inventors Barraud, Claude George
Agents Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP
Frommer, William S.
Kessler, Gordon
Priority Data 9401262 01.08.1994 NL
Title
(EN) System and method for user-server telecommunication in accordance with performance capabilities of a controller
Abstract
(EN)

A user terminal exchanges information with a server through a transmission medium. A coupling unit couples the user terminal to the transmission medium in accordance with information from the server. Likewise, the server is controlled in accordance with information from the user terminal. In this manner, communication is created and performed between the server and the user terminal. The user terminal may be a Set-Top Unit which may be adjusted to the transmission medium by, for example, a physical medium converter or the communication itself between the Set-Top Unit and the server may be adjusted as directed by programs installed in the Set-Top Unit which may originate from the server.