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1. (WO1993023957) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC CONTROL AND MONITORING OF THE OPERATION OF CONSUMER ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS
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Pub. No.: WO/1993/023957 International Application No.: PCT/US1993/004508
Publication Date: 25.11.1993 International Filing Date: 12.05.1993
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 13.12.1993
IPC:
H04B 1/20 (2006.01) ,H04N 5/765 (2006.01) ,H04N 5/782 (2006.01) ,H04N 5/92 (2006.01)
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
B
TRANSMISSION
1
Details of transmission systems, not covered by a single one of groups H04B3/-H04B13/123; Details of transmission systems not characterised by the medium used for transmission
06
Receivers
16
Circuits
20
for coupling gramophone pick-up, recorder output, or microphone to receiver
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5
Details of television systems
76
Television signal recording
765
Interface circuits between an apparatus for recording and another apparatus
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5
Details of television systems
76
Television signal recording
78
using magnetic recording
782
on tape
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
5
Details of television systems
76
Television signal recording
91
Television signal processing therefor
92
Transformation of the television signal for recording, e.g. modulation, frequency changing; Inverse transformation for playback
Applicants:
MANKOVITZ, Roy, J. [US/US]; US
Inventors:
MANKOVITZ, Roy, J.; US
Agent:
RAHN, LeRoy, T.; Christie, Parker & Hale Suite 500 350 West Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105, US
Priority Data:
07/882,29113.05.1992US
Title (EN) APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC CONTROL AND MONITORING OF THE OPERATION OF CONSUMER ELECTRONIC PRODUCTS
(FR) APPAREIL ET PROCEDE DE COMMANDE ET DE CONTROLE DE PRODUITS ELECTRONIQUES GRAND PUBLIC
Abstract:
(EN) A method and apparatus for providing items of information viewable on an electronic display from an information provider. An information provider provides printed material and a portable memory (62) containing information related to the printed material to a user. The information is read from the memory (62) and displayed to the user. The user selects at least one item of information. A record of the user selections is stored in the memory (62). In the preferred embodiment, the information is a program listing for television programs. By selecting information, the user is able to program a controller (28) to automatically turn on electronic devices for either viewing or recording the selected television programs.
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé et un appareil conçus pour fournir des éléments d'information visualisables sur un écran électronique en provenance d'un producteur d'informations. Un producteur d'informations fournit à l'utilisateur un document imprimé et une unité de mémoire portative (62) contenant des informations relatives au document imprimé. Les informations sont extraites de la mémoire (62) et visualisées. L'utilisateur sélectionne au moins un élément d'information. Un enregistrement des sélections de l'utilisateur est mis en mémoire (62). Dans un mode préféré de réalisation, les informations consistent en une grille de programmes de télévision. Par cette sélection d'informations, l'utilisateur est capable de programmer une unité de commande (28) afin qu'elle mette en marche certains appareils électroniques pour visualiser ou enregistrer les programmes de télévision sélectionnés.
Designated States: AT, AU, BB, BG, BR, CA, CH, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FI, GB, HU, JP, KP, KR, LK, LU, MG, MN, MW, NL, NO, NZ, PL, PT, RO, RU, SD, SE, SK, UA, VN
European Patent Office (EPO) (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)