US Patent No: 5,768,539

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Downloading applications software through a broadcast channel

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Set-top terminals utilized in broadband broadcast networks are becoming increasingly intelligent (programmable). However, transmitting executable code, data and interactive audio/video materials through a selectively dedicated link requires an extensive, broadband point-to-point broadband network, which is prohibitively expensive to implement for large numbers of customers. The present invention provides for downloading application software and transmitting audio/video information through one channel of a digital broadcast network. The network also provides two-way, low-speed data communications capacity, e.g. for signaling and/or interactive text services. Signaling via data communication with a text server controls downloading of executable code from the digital broadcast channel into a programmable digital set-top terminal. Execution of the downloaded code in turn controls selective capture and presentation of audio and video segments received over one of the digital broadcast channels. Resident operating system and application software in the terminal provides all communication with nodes of the network. The downloaded code forms a non-resident application having a set of predetermined function calls for activating communication functions of the resident software.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.BASKING RIDGE, NJ4294

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Darr, Jr John W Great Falls, VA 4 1385
deSa, Colin Joseph Burtonsville, MD 14 750
Erdely, Jr Laszlo Crofton, MD 2 588
Hudson, Jr Henry G Annapolis, MD 5 1801
Metz, Erik Christopher Bowie, MD 3 606
Zimmerman, Jr Paul Andrew Silver Spring, MD 2 588

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Banbury Technologies LLC (3)
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7,120,250 Content distribution for multiple digital rights management 117 2002
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7,151,833 Selective encryption to enable trick play 42 2003
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7,286,667 Decryption system 18 2003
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7,711,115 Descrambler 2 2003
7,508,942 Multi-process descrambler 8 2003
7,302,058 Method and apparatus for securing control words 5 2004
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7,565,546 System, method and apparatus for secure digital content transmission 12 2004
7,292,692 Content scrambling with minimal impact on legacy devices 35 2004
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7,346,163 Dynamic composition of pre-encrypted video on demand content 8 2004
7,747,853 IP delivery of secure digital content 11 2004
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7,343,013 Composite session-based encryption of video on demand content 1 2004
7,263,187 Batch mode session-based encryption of video on demand content 12 2004
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8,818,896 Selective encryption with coverage encryption 0 2005
8,041,190 System and method for the creation, synchronization and delivery of alternate content 1 2005
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8,185,921 Parental control of displayed content using closed captioning 3 2006
7,555,464 Multiple DRM management 40 2006
8,667,525 Targeted advertisement selection from a digital stream 0 2006
8,645,988 Content personalization for digital content 0 2006
7,751,560 Time division partial encryption 0 2006
7,287,168 Partial encryption and PID mapping 12 2006
7,567,939 Method and apparatus for implementing revocation in broadcast networks 0 2006
7,925,016 Method and apparatus for descrambling content 1 2007
7,920,703 Descrambler 1 2009
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7,703,117 Method and apparatus for controlling time-scale modification during multi-media broadcasts 0 2006
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COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (25)
6,253,375 System for interactively distributing information services 159 1997
* 6,754,905 Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide 82 1999
6,614,843 Stream indexing for delivery of interactive program guide 23 1999
6,704,359 Efficient encoding algorithms for delivery of server-centric interactive program guide 26 2000
* 6,754,271 Temporal slice persistence method and apparatus for delivery of interactive program guide 27 2000
7,657,918 System for interactively distributing information services 1 2000
* 2001/0004,767 System for interactively distributing information services 13 2000
9,286,294 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content suggestion engine 0 2001
8,739,218 Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide 0 2003
* 2004/0133,910 Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide 47 2003
7,433,406 Efficient encoding algorithms for delivery of server-centric interactive program guide 3 2003
* 2004/0086,040 Efficient encoding algorithms for delivery of server-centric interactive program guide 0 2003
7,738,560 Temporal slice persistence method and apparatus for delivery of interactive program guide 0 2004
* 2004/0196,906 Temporal slice persistence method and apparatus for delivery of interactive program guide 4 2004
8,578,419 Server-centric customized interactive program guide in an interactive television environment 1 2005
7,865,926 System for interactively distributing information services 0 2009
* 2010/0095,322 System for Interactively Distributing Information Services 4 2009
9,042,446 Temporal slice persistence method and apparatus for delivery of interactive program guide 0 2010
* 2010/0146,554 Temporal Slice Persistence Method and Apparatus for Delivery of Interactive Program Guide 0 2010
8,661,465 Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content 1 2010
8,522,277 Interactive user interface 0 2010
8,683,508 System for interactively distributing information services using randomization 0 2010
* 2011/0072,454 SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVELY DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION SERVICES 1 2010
8,930,998 Method and system for providing a program guide and multiple video streams using slice-based encoding 0 2011
9,264,711 Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content 0 2014
 
STREAM THEORY, INC. (4)
8,359,591 Streaming from a media device 9 2005
* 2006/0168,294 Hybrid local/remote streaming 45 2005
* 2006/0230,175 System and method for tracking changes to files in streaming applications 51 2006
8,949,820 Streaming from a media device 0 2012
 
McAfee, Inc. (1)
* 6,782,527 System and method for efficient distribution of application services to a plurality of computing appliances organized as subnets 59 2000
 
HITACHI MAXELL, LTD. (6)
7,173,674 Digital broadcast receiver unit 5 2003
* 7,436,458 Digital broadcast receiver unit 5 2004
* 2005/0110,905 Digital broadcast receiver unit 0 2004
7,889,281 Digital broadcast receiver unit 2 2008
8,345,168 Digital broadcast receiver unit 2 2011
8,913,197 Digital broadcast receiver unit 0 2012
 
PANASONIC CORPORATION (8)
7,516,197 Control content transmission method and storage-based broadcasting system 0 2000
8,104,068 Program replacing method 2 2004
* 2004/0226,049 Program replacing method 8 2004
* 2007/0011,357 RECORDING AND REPRODUCTION APPARATUS 5 2006
8,458,762 Program replacing method 0 2011
8,453,195 Program replacing method 0 2011
* 8,773,584 Playback apparatus, playback method, integrated circuit, broadcast system, and broadcast method using a broadcast video and additional video 0 2012
8,850,511 Program replacing method 0 2013
 
FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 6,940,921 Multimodule device with static behavior 0 2001
 
Prasara Technologies, Inc. (1)
6,678,891 Navigational user interface for interactive television 247 1998
 
PINE VALLEY INVESTMENTS, INC. (1)
7,869,801 Method for terminal configuration over a radio control channel 4 2006
 
NUMECENT HOLDINGS, INC. (18)
* 2005/0193,139 Software streaming system and method 58 2005
8,438,298 Intelligent network streaming and execution system for conventionally coded applications 20 2006
8,261,345 Rule-based application access management 6 2007
* 2008/0109,876 Rule-based application access management 19 2007
8,892,738 Deriving component statistics for a stream enabled application 0 2008
8,024,523 Opportunistic block transmission with time constraints 5 2008
8,509,230 Software streaming system and method 3 2009
8,527,706 Opportunistic block transmission with time constraints 2 2011
8,661,197 Opportunistic block transmission with time constraints 0 2012
8,782,778 Rule-based application access management 0 2012
8,752,128 Rule-based application access management 0 2012
8,893,249 Intelligent network streaming and execution system for conventionally coded applications 0 2012
9,094,480 Software streaming system and method 0 2013
8,898,391 Opportunistic block transmission with time constraints 0 2013
9,054,962 Rule-based application access management 0 2014
9,054,963 Rule-based application access management 0 2014
9,130,953 Intelligent network streaming and execution system for conventionally coded applications 0 2014
9,300,752 Opportunistic block transmission with time constraints 0 2014
 
ORACLE AMERICA, INC. (2)
* 6,338,138 Network-based authentication of computer user 43 1998
6,460,086 Method and apparatus for delivery of a bytecode embedded within a transport stream 42 1998
 
EMBARQ HOLDINGS COMPANY, LLC (2)
7,925,423 System and method for traffic condition detection 4 2007
8,126,450 System and method for key free access to a vehicle 5 2008
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (5)
8,365,218 Networked television and method thereof 7 2005
* 8,282,476 Multimedia-based video game distribution 9 2005
8,535,151 Multimedia-based video game distribution 0 2012
9,278,283 Networked television and method thereof 0 2012
8,839,314 Device, system, and method for managing television tuners 0 2013
 
WEGENER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
* 7,930,711 Apparatus and method for addressing control in a network for distributed data 2 2003
* 2004/0177,368 Apparatus and method for addressing control in a network for distributed data 4 2003
 
GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LLC (4)
* 5,867,230 System, device, and method for streaming a multimedia file encoded at a variable bitrate 79 1997
7,487,534 Application programming interface (API) for accessing and managing resources in digital television receiver 7 1999
* 7,120,926 Method and system of identifying software and firmware objects available for download over a network such as a cable television system 52 2000
6,813,778 Method and system for downloading and managing the enablement of a list of code objects 34 2000
 
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
* 2010/0153,997 INTERACTIVE TELEVISION SYSTEM WITH TEMPLATES FOR MANAGING VENDOR-SPECIFIC VIDEO-ON-DEMAND CONTENT 4 2009
 
LAKEVIEW CAPITAL TRUST (1)
* 2004/0032,486 Method and apparatus for interactive programming using captioning 28 2002
 
Ensequence, Inc. (1)
* 2006/0256,865 Flexible use of MPEG encoded images 11 2005
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
* 6,373,534 Intelligent digital television receiver 90 1998
 
DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC. (3)
* 2005/0021,552 Video playback image processing 4 2004
7,702,752 Method and apparatus for redirection of server external hyper-link references 9 2005
8,117,286 Method and apparatus for redirection of server external hyper-link references 1 2010
 
TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES LLC (1)
* 2009/0193,486 DIGITAL SET-TOP TERMINAL WITH PARTITIONED HARD DISK AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEM AND METHOD 29 2008
 
Sprint Communications Company L.P. (1)
* 8,214,520 Automated network source changes for real-time streaming media 1 2011
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (7)
* 7,017,179 Data receiving apparatus and method 35 1999
* 8,438,576 Generating and using constraints associated with software related products 2 2011
* 2011/0321,036 GENERATING AND USING CONSTRAINTS ASSOCIATED WITH SOFTWARE RELATED PRODUCTS 3 2011
* 8,918,796 Generating and using constraints associated with software related products 1 2013
* 2013/0198,735 METHOD FOR GENERATING AND USING CONSTRAINTS ASSOCIATED WITH SOFTWARE RELATED PRODUCTS 2 2013
* 9,146,724 Generating and using constraints associated with software related products 0 2014
* 9,298,441 Generating and using constraints associated with software related products 0 2015
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (3)
* 5,943,605 Arrangement for controlling extraction of data from a broadband digital stream employing a symbol table for translating symbolic program names to program and channel numbers 33 1997
* 6,151,144 Wavelength division multiplexing for unbundling downstream fiber-to-the-home 27 1998
* 6,144,472 Upgrading a power-splitting passive optical network using optical filtering 25 1998
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (11)
* 6,874,075 System and method for a communication terminal to manage memory and maintain a current application version for multiple applications 15 2003
7,752,648 Apparatus and methods for handling interactive applications in broadcast networks 6 2004
* 2006/0125,962 Apparatus and methods for handling interactive applications in broadcast networks 25 2004
* 7,539,834 System and method for a communication terminal to manage memory for downloadable applications 3 2005
* 2005/0172,326 System and method for a communication terminal to manage memory for downloadable applications 13 2005
7,810,131 Control system with global control stream for controlling a plurality of decoders 0 2005
7,805,750 Storage control system 0 2005
* 2006/0236,335 STORAGE CONTROL SYSTEM 0 2005
* 2010/0134,692 Displaying Video 0 2007
7,904,937 Uplink signaling for global decoder control 0 2010
8,370,892 Apparatus and methods for handling interactive applications in broadcast networks 1 2010
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (2)
* 7,502,367 Method for providing a program module in a communications system 8 2001
* 2004/0103,142 Method for providing a program module in a communications system 7 2003
 
ADVANCED DIGITAL BROADCAST POLSKA SP. Z O.O. (1)
* 2004/0162,908 Method of servicing reception of software broadcasted in a carousel of objects 0 2004
 
MediaIP, Inc. (7)
8,255,966 Method and apparatus for internet-based interactive programming 2 2006
7,937,740 Method and apparatus for interactive programming using captioning 1 2008
* 2009/0089,840 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING USING CAPTIONING 2 2008
8,402,504 Method and apparatus for interactive programming using captioning 3 2011
* 2011/0209,168 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING USING CAPTIONING 1 2011
8,661,490 Method and apparatus for internet-based interactive programming 0 2012
8,826,361 Method and apparatus for interactive programming using captioning 0 2013
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C. (2)
* 2009/0150,940 DOWNLOADING OF AN INTERACTIVE APPLICATION TO A BROADCAST PROGRAMMING RECEIVER 7 2007
9,288,425 Method and system for toasted video distribution 0 2010
 
SONY EUROPE LIMITED (3)
7,685,618 Data broadcast method 8 2000
7,996,866 Data broadcast method 0 2010
7,890,975 Data broadcast method 1 2010
 
CREDIT MANAGERS ASSSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA DOING BUSINESS AS CMA BUSINESS CREDIT SERVICES (2)
8,831,995 Optimized server for streamed applications 0 2001
* 2003/0004,882 Optimized server for streamed applications 122 2001
 
Stream Theory, Inc./Endeavors Technologies, Inc. (1)
* 7,577,751 Software streaming system and method 78 2005
 
INTEL CORPORATION (9)
* 6,157,411 Method and apparatus for compiling a repository of entertainment system data from multiple sources 120 1997
* 6,584,509 Recognizing audio and video streams over PPP links in the absence of an announcement protocol 47 1998
* 6,198,511 Identifying patterns in closed caption script 20 1998
7,062,765 System and method for updating information via a network 72 1999
6,996,627 System and method for providing update information 99 1999
7,650,423 System and method for providing update information 10 2006
* 2006/0206,607 System and method for providing update information 5 2006
* 8,181,204 Linking to video information 0 2007
* 2010/0121,983 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING UPDATE INFORMATION 1 2009
 
NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 6,519,714 Evaluating computer resources 17 1999
 
THE WEATHER CHANNEL, INC. (1)
* 2003/0142,129 Content processing and distribution systems and processes 17 2002
 
WI-LAN, INC. (1)
* 6,040,851 Small-format subsystem for broadband communication services 46 1998
 
CENTURYLINK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC (7)
8,418,194 System and method for dynamic bandwidth allocation 1 2007
8,819,182 System and method for updating vehicle media content 3 2008
8,224,313 System and method for controlling vehicle systems from a cell phone 2 2008
* 2010/0075,655 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE SYSTEMS FROM A CELL PHONE 28 2008
8,321,123 System and method for traffic condition communications 2 2011
8,538,408 System and method for controlling vehicle systems from a cell phone 0 2012
9,015,777 System and method for dynamic bandwidth allocation 0 2013
 
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
* 6,792,245 Information reproducing apparatus and broadcasting system 7 1999
 
EXABAND INDIA PVT, LTD. (1)
* 2002/0194,587 Enhanced communication, monitoring and control system 5 2002
 
DIGITAL-VENDING SERVICES INTERNATIONAL, LLC (2)
* 8,676,712 Computer architecture for managing courseware in a shared use operating environment 0 2003
* 2004/0073,601 Computer architecture for managing courseware in a shared use operating environment 14 2003
 
WORLD GATE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC (1)
* 5,999,970 Access system and method for providing interactive access to an information source through a television distribution system 161 1996
 
INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (2)
* 8,550,917 System for downloading real-time interaction data through mobile and broadcast converged networks and method thereof 3 2008
* 2009/0170,607 SYSTEM FOR DOWNLOADING REAL-TIME INTERACTION DATA THROUGH MOBILE AND BROADCAST CONVERGED NETWORKS AND METHOD THEREOF 14 2008
 
R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY (2)
8,687,947 Systems and methods for variable video production, distribution and presentation 1 2012
8,989,560 Systems and methods for variable video production, distribution and presentation 0 2014
 
WorldGate Communications (1)
* 2004/0078,824 Access system and method for providing interactive access to an information source through a television distribution system 17 2003
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (11)
* 6,094,679 Distribution of software in a computer network environment 102 1998
7,168,086 Proxy for video on demand server control 36 1998
* 6,901,453 Modularization of broadcast receiver driver components 24 2000
* 2002/0133,398 System and method for delivering media 26 2001
7,392,532 Interactive video programming methods 62 2003
7,486,692 Modularization of broadcast receiver driver components 0 2004
* 2005/0089,056 Modularization of broadcast receiver driver components 0 2004
* 7,882,269 Modularization of broadcast receiver driver components 1 2004
* 2005/0097,227 Modularization of broadcast receiver driver components 0 2004
7,865,919 Proxy for video on demand server control 1 2005
* 2006/0095,945 Proxy for video on demand server control 11 2005
 
PHANTOM GAME SERVICE, INC. (1)
* 2006/0069,796 Method for automatic patching of a sparsely streamed application 11 2004
 
MIND OPTICS LLC (1)
* 2011/0151,972 METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT TO A GAMING ACCOUNT AND APPARATUSES THEREOF 0 2010
 
ROVI SOLUTIONS CORPORATION (2)
* 7,904,923 Applications registry for a television environment 1 2005
* 2011/0126,240 APPLICATIONS REGISTRY FOR A TELEVISION ENVIRONMENT 1 2011
 
THOMSON LICENSING (10)
* 7,150,029 System for formatting and processing multimedia program data and program guide information 85 1998
7,668,189 Adaptive transport protocol 0 1999
7,568,208 Method and apparatus for using a single password set in an integrated television system 3 2000
8,918,830 Method for downloading data preceded by information signals 0 2000
* 2002/0184,643 TANSMISSION OF A COMMAND TO A RECEIVER OR TO A DECODER 17 2002
* 2003/0041,335 Method for downloading data preceded by information signals 5 2002
* 2003/0110,487 Computerised method for operating an interactive digital television broadcast 0 2002
7,774,800 Applications manager with variable management instruction set 0 2005
7,770,187 Applications manager with variable management instruction set 1 2005
8,528,038 Process for downloading data preceded by announcement signals 0 2012
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (7)
6,442,755 Electronic program guide using markup language 266 1999
7,073,188 Electronic program guide using markup language 5 2002
* 2003/0051,243 Electronic program guide using markup language 10 2002
8,793,738 Television system with downloadable features 0 2003
* 2003/0167,473 Television system with downloadable features 17 2003
8,010,979 Electronic program guide using markup language 4 2006
9,172,987 Methods and systems for updating functionality of a set-top box using markup language 0 2011
 
HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
* 2007/0263,716 Digital video broadcasting method for updating firmware image of digital set-top box or digital television 2 2006
 
DELL PRODUCTS L.P. (2)
* 7,426,571 Providing files to an information handling system using a remote access controller 2 2005
* 2006/0150,014 Providing files to an information handling system using a remote access controller 2 2005
 
ROVI TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (11)
7,383,564 Video on demand methods and systems 11 2001
7,386,874 Video on demand methods and systems 16 2004
* 2005/0028,197 Video on demand methods and systems 6 2004
7,363,646 Video on demand methods and systems 3 2004
* 2005/0034,162 Video on demand methods and systems 14 2004
7,913,283 Video on demand methods and systems 3 2004
* 2005/0044,568 Video on demand methods and systems 10 2004
7,493,647 Video on demand 9 2005
7,793,325 Video on demand methods and systems 1 2008
* 2008/0148,323 VIDEO ON DEMAND METHODS AND SYSTEMS 13 2008
* 2008/0196,070 VIDEO ON DEMAND METHODS AND SYSTEMS 15 2008
 
WORLDGATE SERVICES, INC. (1)
* 5,961,603 Access system and method for providing interactive access to an information source through a networked distribution system 462 1997
 
RPX-LV ACQUISITION LLC (1)
8,069,098 Input device for allowing interface to a web site in association with a unique input code 0 2008
 
ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (3)
* 7,181,759 System and method for providing interactivity for end-users over digital broadcast channels 11 2001
* 2002/0059,638 System and method for providing interactivity for end-users over digital broadcast channels 11 2001
6,915,528 System and method for managing television programs within an entertainment system 46 2001
 
RPX CORPORATION (17)
* 7,370,114 Software downloading using a television broadcast channel 25 1999
7,870,189 Input device having positional and scanning capabilities 18 2005
7,912,961 Input device for allowing input of unique digital code to a user's computer to control access thereof to a web site 4 2006
7,596,786 Method and apparatus for utilizing an existing product code to issue a match to a predetermined location on a global network 9 2007
7,925,780 Method for connecting a wireless device to a remote location on a network 9 2007
7,908,467 Automatic configuration of equipment software 9 2007
7,819,316 Portable scanner for enabling automatic commerce transactions 7 2007
7,636,788 Method and apparatus for matching a user's use profile in commerce with a broadcast 7 2007
7,536,478 Method and apparatus for opening and launching a web browser in response to an audible signal 7 2007
7,904,344 Accessing a vendor web site using personal account information retrieved from a credit card company web site 4 2008
7,548,988 Software downloading using a television broadcast channel 17 2008
7,739,353 Launching a web site using a personal device 9 2008
7,822,829 Method for interfacing scanned product information with a source for the product over a global network 14 2008
8,005,985 Method and apparatus for utilizing an audibly coded signal to conduct commerce over the internet 1 2008
7,979,576 Method and apparatus for connecting a user location to one of a plurality of destination locations on a network 10 2008
7,912,760 Method and apparatus for utilizing a unique transaction code to update a magazine subscription over the internet 4 2009
8,296,440 Method and apparatus for accessing a remote location with an optical reader having a programmable memory system 6 2009
 
M.G. DIGITAL, LLC (1)
* 2002/0184,642 Method and apparatus for opportunistically broadcasting rich media digital content 42 2002
 
ALCATEL (2)
* 6,259,471 Apparatus and service for transmitting video data 27 1997
* 6,836,793 Method of distributing data packets of system software where the receiving units acknowledge only proper reception 10 1998
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (6)
* 6,266,810 Remote program downloading system and apparatus 134 1998
* 6,525,775 Method for updating software in a digital television receiver using recorded data 26 1998
* 6,470,496 Control program downloading method for replacing control program in digital broadcast receiving apparatus with new control program sent from digital broadcast transmitting apparatus 120 1999
* 2002/0163,925 Data broadcast schedule system, and apparatus, method, recording medium or program thereabout 0 2002
* 2003/0135,868 Method and apparatus for programming the memory of NTSC capable devices using data contained in a video stream 5 2002
* 2008/0209,492 DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, DATA RECEPTION PROCESSING METHOD, EVENT-DRIVEN TYPE FILE CREATING APPARATUS, EVENT-DRIVEN TYPE FILE READING APPARATUS, DATA STORING METHOD, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM RECORDING MEDIUM, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEIVING METHOD, AND APPARATUSES FOR THE SAME 4 2008
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