US Patent No: 6,126,546

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Computer software delivery system

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Apparatus and method for sending and receiving subscriber video game computer data over a broadcast medium for use with video game players and which includes microprocessor controlled transmitter and receiver systems. The receiver system retrieves, demodulates, screens and selects computer data according to subscriber input. A receiver microprocessor signals a video game player to choose from a selection of games placed into a memory. The receiver microprocessor regains control of the memory and regulates flow of selected computer data to the memory. After checking for authorized use, the receiver microprocessor allows control of memory containing video game code to transfer to the video game player. The transmitter system stores, codes, and transmits the computer data over a public broadcast system.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P.NEW YORK, NY30
TCI TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT, LLCENGLEWOOD, CO3
TIME WARNER CABLE PROGRAMMINGENGLEWOOD, CO3

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Lavery, Michael F Austin, TX 5 298
Reed, Michael J London, GB 21 539

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Britcanus Corporation (1)
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CPT, Ltd. (1)
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ENPIRION, INC. (1)
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HITACHI, LTD. (1)
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KOZA, JOHN R. (1)
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Larse Corporation (1)
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THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, A BODY CORPORATE (1)
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TIME WARNER CABLE PROGRAMMING (1)
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TTI INVENTIONS C LLC (1)
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VTRAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (1)
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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (6)
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* Cited By Examiner

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
KONAMI GAMING, INC. (3)
7,303,470 System and method for assigning a voucher to a player in a player tracking system 54 2003
8,727,854 System and method for operating a matching game in conjunction with a transaction on a gaming machine 0 2007
8,545,322 Gaming machine with proximity sensing touchless display 0 2011
 
S.W. CALDWELL & COMPANY LLC (3)
6,941,353 E-commerce system and method relating to program objects 24 2000
* 6,866,587 Wide area real-time software environment 5 2000
8,516,473 Converting a limited program object to a complete program object 0 2005
 
IGT (2)
7,967,677 Gaming system and method for providing virtual drawings 0 2006
8,282,472 Gaming system and method for providing virtual drawings 0 2011
 
LOGITECH EUROPE S.A. (1)
* 7,224,801 Wireless secure device 21 2001
 
MATTEL, INC. (1)
8,651,953 Electronic game device and method of using the same 0 2010
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
* 7,231,404 Datacast file transmission with meta-data retention 9 2003
 
Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) (1)
7,465,231 Systems and methods for delivering content over a network 100 2004
* Cited By Examiner