Resources Contact Us Home
Interactive entertainment and information system using television set-top box

Image Number 12 for United States Patent #6317885.

An interactive entertainment and information system using a television set-top box, wherein pages of information are periodically provided to the set-top box for user interaction therewith. The pages include associated meta-data defining active locations on each page. When a page is displayed, the user interacts with the active locations on the page by entering commands via a remote control device, whereby the system reads the meta-data and takes the action associated with the location. Actions include moving to other active locations, hyperlinking to other pages, entering user form data and submitting the data as a form into memory. The form data may be read from memory, and the pages may be related to a conventional television program, thereby providing significant user interactivity with the television.

  Recently Added Patents
Dynamic learning method and adaptive normal behavior profile (NBP) architecture for providing fast protection of enterprise applications
Communication terminal, communication system, server apparatus, and communication connecting method
Antimicrobial flush solutions
Lid for a container
System and method for receiving MBMS broadcasting service
Motor and disk drive apparatus
  Randomly Featured Patents
Differential comparator systems with enhanced dynamic range
Developing apparatus
System and method for using a data replication service to manage a configuration repository
Adaptive power battery charging apparatus
Dual disk transport mechanism processing two disks tilted toward each other
Process and apparatus for inflating airbags and remediating toxic waste gases
Method for producing catalyst for preparation of methacrylic acid and method for preparing methacrylic acid
Methods for fabricating a metal layer pattern
Computer with network detecting module and method for controlling computer when detecting network connection
Air spring system