US Patent No: 7,810,116

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Apparatus and method for combining realtime and non-realtime encoded content

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A terminal for decoding and presenting encoded realtime and non-realtime interactive program guide (IPG) content including a realtime video portion and a non-realtime guide graphics portion. The terminal includes a demodulator operative to receive and demodulate a modulated signal to provide a transport stream, and a transport demultiplexer coupled to the demodulator and operative to receive and process the transport stream to provide a sequence of transport packets re-timestamped to synchronize encoded realtime content and encoded non-realtime content included therein. At least one video decoder is coupled to the transport demultiplexer and operative to receive and decode the encoded realtime and non-realtime contents to recover the realtime and non-realtime contents for the user interface.

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COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLCPHILADELPHIA, PA187

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bayrakeri, Sadik Foster City, US 57 1421
Comito, John P Redwood City, US 42 794
Edmonds, Jeremy S Castro Valley, US 44 1090
Gershtein, Eugene Redwood City, US 35 716
Gordon, Donald F Los Altos, US 77 2136
Ludvig, Edward A Redwood City, US 60 1481

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PANASONIC CORPORATION (1)
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