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1. USRE041708 - System and method for user-server telecommunication in accordance with performance capabilities of a controller

Office United States of America
Application Number 11342236
Application Date 26.01.2006
Publication Number RE041708
Publication Date 14.09.2010
Grant Number RE041708
Grant Date 14.09.2010
Publication Kind E
IPC
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7
Television systems
16
Analogue secrecy systems; Analogue subscription systems
H04N 7/16
Applicants Sony Europe (Belgium) N.V.
Inventors Barraud Claude Georges
Agents Frommer Lawrence &; Haug LLP
Frommer William S.
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.