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ApplicationNo. 952434 filed on 09/28/1992
US Classes:379/93.25, Having remote database (e.g., videotex system)348/468, Including teletext decoder or display348/552, COMBINED WITH DIVERSE ART DEVICE (E.G., COMPUTER, TELEPHONE)379/93.12, Sales, ordering, or banking system379/93.19, Having pressure or position sensitive surface (e.g., touch-screen, light pen)725/37, OPERATOR INTERFACE725/109Having link to external network (e.g., interconnected computer network)
ExaminersPrimary: Chan, Wing F.
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International ClassH04M 011/00
AbstractAn electronic device and method for accessing remote electronic facilities and displaying associated information on a conventional television set. The electronic device self-configures itself upon power-up or reset by initiating a data call to a configuring facility. Information related to available facilities and programming, autonomous mail checking is downloaded to the electronic device. The electronic device displays a menu including several user selectable facilities on the display for a user. The user chooses one of the options from the menu by use of a remote keypad control, similar to a conventional television remote control. The options available include printing, electronic mail and other news and information services. Interfacing the electronic device with a stylus-type pointing device permits sketching and drawing on the television, including superposition of images on captured television images. Captured images of graphics or text are optionally stored or forwarded to a user through a mail facility accessed through operation of the system.
Field of SearchProgram control