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1. WO2003003710 - METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PROVIDE A HOME STYLE USER INTERFACE TO AN INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEM

Publication Number WO/2003/003710
Publication Date 09.01.2003
International Application No. PCT/US2002/007145
International Filing Date 05.03.2002
IPC
G06F 3/00 2006.1
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
3Input 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
CPC
H04N 21/4131
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
4131home appliance, e.g. lighting, air conditioning system, metering devices
H04N 21/42204
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
422Input-only peripherals ; , i.e. input devices connected to specially adapted client devices; , e.g. global positioning system [GPS]
42204User interfaces specially adapted for controlling a client device through a remote control device; Remote control devices therefor
H04N 21/43615
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
436Interfacing a local distribution network, e.g. communicating with another STB ; or one or more peripheral devices; inside the home
43615Interfacing a Home Network, e.g. for connecting the client to a plurality of peripherals
H04N 21/4438
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
443OS processes, e.g. booting an STB, implementing a Java virtual machine in an STB or power management in an STB
4438Window management, e.g. event handling following interaction with the user interface
H04N 21/4532
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
4532involving end-user characteristics, e.g. viewer profile, preferences
H04N 21/4622
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
462Content or additional data management, e.g. creating a master electronic program guide from data received from the Internet and a Head-end, controlling the complexity of a video stream by scaling the resolution or bit-rate based on the client capabilities
4622Retrieving content or additional data from different sources, e.g. from a broadcast channel and the Internet
Applicants
  • DIGEO, INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • CHANG, Glen, C.
Agents
  • CHRISTENSEN, Kory
Priority Data
09/893,35326.06.2001US
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PROVIDE A HOME STYLE USER INTERFACE TO AN INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEM
(FR) PROCEDE ET SYSTEME FOURNISSANT UNE INTERFACE UTILISATEUR MAISON A UN SYSTEME DE TELEVISION INTERACTIVE
Abstract
(EN) A method of executing an event in an interactive television system, includes: associating a function with a location in an environment of the interactive television system; and in response to a selection of the function, enabling an event associated with the function. An apparatus for enabling a user interface in an interactive television system, includes: a set top box (120) communicatively coupled to a display device (122) and capable to transmit television signals to the display device (122), the set top box including a user interface engine capable to display a function associated with a location in an environment of the interactive television system; the set top box (120) further including a controller (104) capable to execute the user interface engine and to enable an event in response to a selection of the function.
(FR) L'invention concerne un procédé permettant de mettre en oeuvre un événement dans un système de télévision interactive. Ce procédé consiste: à associer une fonction à un emplacement dans un environnement de ce système de télévision interactive; et à permettre un événement associé à cette fonction, en réponse au choix de la fonction. L'invention concerne également un appareil établissant une interface utilisateur dans un système de télévision interactive. Cet appareil comprend: un boîtier décodeur en communication avec le dispositif d'affichage, ce boîtier décodeur pouvant transmettre des signaux télévisés à un dispositif d'affichage et comprenant un moteur d'interface utilisateur pouvant afficher une fonction associée à un emplacement dans un environnement du système de télévision interactive. Ce boîtier décodeur comprend également une unité de commande pouvant exploiter ledit moteur d'interface utilisateur et permettre un événement en réponse au choix de la fonction.
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