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1. (WO1996012259) HOME DIGITAL AUDIOVISUAL INFORMATION RECORDING AND PLAYBACK APPARATUS
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Pub. No.: WO/1996/012259 International Application No.: PCT/FR1995/001336
Publication Date: 25.04.1996 International Filing Date: 12.10.1995
Chapter 2 Demand Filed: 10.05.1996
IPC:
G07F 17/30 (2006.01) ,G06F 13/00 (2006.01) ,G06F 3/00 (2006.01) ,G06F 3/0484 (2013.01) ,G06F 3/16 (2006.01) ,G07F 17/00 (2006.01) ,G07F 17/16 (2006.01) ,G07F 7/00 (2006.01) ,G10H 1/00 (2006.01) ,G10H 1/36 (2006.01) ,G10K 15/04 (2006.01) ,G11B 20/10 (2006.01) ,G11B 27/00 (2006.01) ,G11B 27/034 (2006.01) ,G11B 27/34 (2006.01) ,H04H 20/40 (2008.01) ,H04H 20/79 (2008.01) ,H04N 21/2543 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/258 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/418 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/431 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/433 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/436 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/443 (2011.01) ,H04N 21/81 (2011.01) ,H04N 7/173 (2011.01) ,G11B 27/032 (2006.01) ,H04H 20/38 (2008.01) ,H04H 60/21 (2008.01) ,H04H 60/94 (2008.01)
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
F
COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
17
Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
30
for musical instruments
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
13
Interconnection of, or transfer of information or other signals between, memories, input/output devices or central processing units
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
01
Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
048
Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUIs]
0484
for the control of specific functions or operations, e.g. selecting or manipulating an object or an image, setting a parameter value or selecting a range
G PHYSICS
06
COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
F
ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3
Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
16
Sound input; Sound output
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
F
COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
17
Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
F
COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
17
Coin-freed apparatus for hiring articles; Coin-freed facilities or services
16
for devices exhibiting advertisements, announcements, pictures, or the like
G PHYSICS
07
CHECKING-DEVICES
F
COIN-FREED OR LIKE APPARATUS
7
Mechanisms actuated by objects other than coins to free or to actuate vending, hiring, coin or paper currency dispensing or refunding apparatus
G PHYSICS
10
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
H
ELECTROPHONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; INSTRUMENTS IN WHICH THE TONES ARE GENERATED BY ELECTROMECHANICAL MEANS OR ELECTRONIC GENERATORS, OR IN WHICH THE TONES ARE SYNTHESISED FROM A DATA STORE
1
Details of electrophonic musical instruments
G PHYSICS
10
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
H
ELECTROPHONIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; INSTRUMENTS IN WHICH THE TONES ARE GENERATED BY ELECTROMECHANICAL MEANS OR ELECTRONIC GENERATORS, OR IN WHICH THE TONES ARE SYNTHESISED FROM A DATA STORE
1
Details of electrophonic musical instruments
36
Accompaniment arrangements
G PHYSICS
10
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
K
SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES;  METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
15
Acoustics not otherwise provided for
04
Sound-producing devices
G PHYSICS
11
INFORMATION STORAGE
B
INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
20
Signal processing not specific to the method of recording or reproducing; Circuits therefor
10
Digital recording or reproducing
G PHYSICS
11
INFORMATION STORAGE
B
INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
27
Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
G PHYSICS
11
INFORMATION STORAGE
B
INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
27
Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
02
Editing, e.g. varying the order of information signals recorded on, or reproduced from, record carriers
031
Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals
034
on discs
G PHYSICS
11
INFORMATION STORAGE
B
INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
27
Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
10
Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Measuring tape travel
34
Indicating arrangements
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
H
BROADCAST COMMUNICATION
20
Arrangements for broadcast or for distribution combined with broadcast
40
Arrangements for broadcast specially adapted for accumulation-type receivers
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
H
BROADCAST COMMUNICATION
20
Arrangements for broadcast or for distribution combined with broadcast
65
Arrangements characterised by transmission systems for broadcast
76
Wired systems
77
using carrier waves
78
CATV [Community Antenna Television] systems
79
using downlink of the CATV systems, e.g. audio broadcast via CATV network
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
20
Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
25
Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
254
Management at additional data server, e.g. shopping server or rights management server
2543
Billing
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
20
Servers specifically adapted for the distribution of content, e.g. VOD servers; Operations thereof
25
Management operations performed by the server for facilitating the content distribution or administrating data related to end-users or client devices, e.g. end-user or client device authentication or learning user preferences for recommending movies
258
Client or end-user data management, e.g. managing client capabilities, user preferences or demographics or processing of multiple end-users preferences to derive collaborative data
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
41
Structure of client; Structure of client peripherals
418
External card to be used in combination with the client device, e.g. for conditional access
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing 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 synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
431
Generation of visual interfaces; Content or additional data rendering
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing 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 synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
433
Content storage operation, e.g. storage operation in response to a pause request or caching operations
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing 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 synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
436
Interfacing a local distribution network, e.g. communicating with another STB or inside the home
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
40
Client devices specifically adapted for the reception of, or interaction with, content, e.g. STB [set-top-box]; Operations thereof
43
Processing 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 synchronizing decoder's clock; Client middleware
443
OS processes, e.g. booting a STB, implementing a Java virtual machine in a STB or power management in a STB
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
21
Selective content distribution, e.g. interactive television, VOD [Video On Demand]
80
Generation or processing of content or additional data by content creator independently of the distribution process; Content per se
81
Monomedia components thereof
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
G PHYSICS
11
INFORMATION STORAGE
B
INFORMATION STORAGE BASED ON RELATIVE MOVEMENT BETWEEN RECORD CARRIER AND TRANSDUCER
27
Editing; Indexing; Addressing; Timing or synchronising; Monitoring; Measuring tape travel
02
Editing, e.g. varying the order of information signals recorded on, or reproduced from, record carriers
031
Electronic editing of digitised analogue information signals, e.g. audio or video signals
032
on tapes
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
H
BROADCAST COMMUNICATION
20
Arrangements for broadcast or for distribution combined with broadcast
38
Arrangements for distribution where lower stations, e.g. receivers, interact with the broadcast
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
H
BROADCAST COMMUNICATION
60
Arrangements for broadcast applications with a direct linkage to broadcast information or to broadcast space-time; Broadcast-related systems
09
Arrangements for device control with a direct linkage to broadcast information or to broadcast space-time; Arrangements for control of broadcast-related services
14
Arrangements for conditional access to broadcast information or to broadcast-related services
21
Billing for the use of broadcast information or broadcast-related information
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
H
BROADCAST COMMUNICATION
60
Arrangements for broadcast applications with a direct linkage to broadcast information or to broadcast space-time; Broadcast-related systems
76
Arrangements characterised by transmission systems other than for broadcast, e.g. the Internet
81
characterised by the transmission system itself
93
Wired transmission systems
94
Telephonic networks
Applicants:
TECHNICAL MAINTENANCE CORPORATION [US/US]; Suite 107 1800 East Sahara Las Vegas, NV 89104, US (AllExceptUS)
NATHAN, Guy [FR/FR]; FR (UsOnly)
MASTRONARDI, Tony [CA/CA]; CA (UsOnly)
Inventors:
NATHAN, Guy; FR
MASTRONARDI, Tony; CA
Agent:
DEBAY, Yves; Cabinet Debay 122, Elysée 2 F-78170 La Celle-Saint-Cloud, FR
Priority Data:
PCT/FR/94/118512.10.1994FR
Title (EN) HOME DIGITAL AUDIOVISUAL INFORMATION RECORDING AND PLAYBACK APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DOMESTIQUE D'ENREGISTREMENT ET DE RESTITUTION D'INFORMATIONS AUDIOVISUELLES NUMERIQUES
Abstract:
(EN) Digital home audiovisual information recording and playback apparatus comprising a microprocessor associated, through a digital interface, with display means, through another interface with sound playback means and through a telecommunications interface with means for loadind audio selection or visual selection digital information. The invention is characterized by control means (1021 to 1025) for controlling display means, enabling an operating mode to be selected from a menu of three modes, in which the device either plays back information stored in its mass memory, records new digitalized information in its mass memory or combines analog information from a microphone with digitalized information received from the mass memory.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un appareil domestique d'acquisition et de restitution de l'information numérique audiovisuelle élaboré autour d'un dispositif à microprocesseur associé par l'intermédiaire d'interface numérique à des moyens de visualisation et par une autre interface à des moyens de reproduction sonore et par une interface de télécommunication de charger les informations numériques constituant la sélection audio ou la sélection visuelle, caractérisé en ce qu'il comporte des moyens de commande (1021 à 1025) permettant de contrôler un dispositif d'affichage et de sélectionner par l'intermédiaire d'un menu, un mode de fonctionnement parmi trois dans lesquels le dispositif, soit restitue une information mémorisée dans sa mémoire de masse, soit permet l'enregistrement dans sa mémoire de masse d'une nouvelle information numérisée, soit mixe aux informations numérisées délivrées par la mémoire de masse une information analogique délivrée par un microphone.
Designated States: CA, JP, US
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, DK, ES, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: French (FR)
Filing Language: French (FR)
Also published as:
EP0786125US6182126JP3907206 JPH10507545 CA2201916