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Fred Thomas
Arias Salvador Luis, Comer Edward Irby, Dunn Roy Curtis, Frerking Melvin Duane, Danner Fred Thomas Iii, Bergen Richard Sammis Jr, Elliott Sidney Walker, Evans Thomas Franklin, Chambers Craig Brent: Asymmetric data communications system. Bellsouth, March 18, 1998: EP0829167-A1 (3 worldwide citation)


An asymmetrical data communications system (ADCS) provides point-to-multipoint television programming including conventional television programming, near video-on-demand (NVoD) or video-on-demand (VoD), and the full variety of available programming, via a compressed, digitized UHF transmission. A pr ...


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Mike L LaJoie, Joseph G Buehl, Haig H Krakirian, Stephen M Johnson, Ralph W Brown: Inter-active program guide with default selection control. Time Warner Entertainment Company, Robert R Jackson, Garry J Tuma, Fish & Neave, December 15, 1998: US05850218 (967 worldwide citation)


A system and method are provided for providing a full service cable television system. The cable system incorporates a digital and analog transmission architecture capable of delivering a high number of high quality television programs, advanced cable services, and online services to a subscriber's ...


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David B Lett, William M Raley Jr, Michael T Hayashi: Method and apparatus for providing interactive electronic programming guide. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Allegretti, January 7, 1997: US05592551 (829 worldwide citation)


A subscription television system is provided that transmits a plurality of television signals to a plurality of subscribers. The television signals include pay-per-view programs (purchased by feature) or near-video-on-demand programs (purchased for a period of time for unlimited viewing) that are pr ...


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Larry A Litteral, Jeffrey B Gold, Donald C Klika Jr, Daniel B Konkle, Carl D Coddington, James M McHenry, Arthur A Richard III: PSTN architecture for video-on-demand services. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, September 21, 1993: US05247347 (826 worldwide citation)


A public switched telephone network (PSTN) provides digital video signals from a video information provider to one or more of a plurality of subscriber premises. A subscriber uses either a standard telephone instrument over the PSTN or a dedicated control device over an ISDN packet network to order ...


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Robert O Banker, Jeffrey B Huppertz, Michael T Hayashi, David B Lett, Voytek E Godlewski, Michael W Raley: Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions. Scientific Atlanta, Frederick W Powers III, Steven C Stewart, October 18, 1994: US05357276 (785 worldwide citation)


A near video on demand time shifting feature for a subscriber terminal emulates the video cassette recorder functions of pause, fast forward, and rewind for a NVOD service subscription. The subscriber terminal stores global transactions concerning NVOD events in an event portion of memory. The subsc ...


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Carl D Coddington, Bernard J Craig, Larry A Litteral, Arthur A Richard III, Jeffrey B Gold, Donald C Klika Jr, Daniel B Konkle, James M McHenry: Video-on-demand services using public switched telephone network. Bell Atlantic Network Services, Lowe Price LeBlanc & Becker, April 25, 1995: US05410343 (592 worldwide citation)


A public switched telephone network (PSTN) provides digital video signals from a video information provider or digital service bureau to one or more of a plurality of subscriber premises. Administration of orders from subscribers is carried out by a video gateway and file servers at the central offi ...


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Michel Girard, Keith Rowe, Joseph H Matthews III, Frank Lawler: System and method for calling video on demand using an electronic programming guide. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, May 12, 1998: US05751282 (555 worldwide citation)


An interactive television system has a centrally located head end server coupled to service multiple, remotely located set-top boxes. Each set-top box runs an electronic programming guide that provides an on-screen program grid listing program titles in relation to their scheduled viewing times and ...


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Charles H Clanton III, Emilie Young, Joseph M Palrang, Marcel D Janssens: Graphical user interface for interactive television with an animated agent. Sun Microsystems, Irell & Manella, June 4, 1996: US05524195 (533 worldwide citation)


A graphical user interface for displaying and selecting video programs, such as video on demand, includes a video on demand server coupled to a communication medium. A plurality of settop box receivers are coupled to the communication medium for receiving digitized programming in the form of movies ...


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Donald F Hooper, Matthew S Goldman, Peter C Bixby, Suban Krishnamoorthy: Segmented video on demand system. Digital Equipment Corporation, Arthur W Fisher, Barry N Young, May 9, 1995: US05414455 (507 worldwide citation)


In a system for distributing videos, a plurality of videos are stored on a mass storage device. Each video includes a plurality of frames of digitized video data for play-back on a viewing device. The system includes a memory buffer for storing a segment of a selected one of the videos. The segment ...


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John S Hendricks, Richard E Wunderlich: Operations center with video storage for a television program packaging and delivery system. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, February 4, 1997: US05600573 (503 worldwide citation)


The present invention is an operations center that organizes and packages television programs for transmission in a television delivery system. The center is capable of receiving, storing, packaging and delivering countless programs in various signal formats. The center is a particularly useful inve ...



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