Patents by Inventor Vito Brugliera

Vito Brugliera has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 4910767
    Abstract: One version of a microprocessor based auto dialer for a PPV television system includes an IR receiver for receiving impulse "buy" decisions, in the form of one or more key pad entries from a portable IR transmitter, and a number generator for adding the appropriate digits to a partial ANI telephone number stored in memory. In another version, the auto dialer is connected to the serial port of a PM type CATV decoder and a PPV identifier and telephone number may be downloaded to the ANI auto dialer to eliminate the permanent storage of the telephone number and to simplify subscriber interaction. The auto dialer dials the telephone number of the cable head end. Further embodiments include carrier current interfaces between the IR receiver/detector and the auto dialer, and between the decoder and the auto dialer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Vito Brugliera, Barry Hardek, Michael E. Long, Paul A. Snopko
  • Patent number: 4631601
    Abstract: A television signal converter includes ON/OFF means and channel selection means responsive to remotely transmitted infra-red command signals. The signal channel frequency output of the converter is coupled to the input of a VCR having program means enabling a user to determine a recording time schedule. A microprocessor driven programmable remote command signal transmitter supplied ON/OFF and channel selection command signals to the converter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Zenith Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Vito Brugliera, George R. J. Green, Michael E. Long