US Patent No: 7,836,480

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Signal processing apparatus and methods

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A unified system of programming communication. The system encompasses the prior art (television, radio, broadcast hardcopy, computer communications, etc.) and new user specific mass media. Within the unified system, parallel processing computer systems, each having an input (e.g., 77) controlling a plurality of computers (e.g., 205), generate and output user information at receiver stations. Under broadcast control, local computers (73, 205), combine user information selectively into prior art communications to exhibit personalized mass media programming at video monitors (202), speakers (263), printers (221), etc. At intermediate transmission stations (e.g., cable television stations), signals in network broadcasts and from local inputs (74, 77, 97, 98) cause control processors (71) and computers (73) to selectively automate connection and operation of receivers (53), recorder/players (76), computers (73), generators (82), strippers (81), etc. At receiver stations, signals in received transmissions and from local inputs (225, 218, 22) cause control processors (200) and computers (205) to automate connection and operation of converters (201), tuners (215), decryptors (224), recorder/players (217), computers (205), furnaces (206), etc. Processors (71, 200) meter and monitor availability and usage of programming.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.NEW YORK, NY91

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cuddihy, James William New York, US 85 310
Harvey, John Christopher New York, US 87 313

Cited Art Landscape

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4,390,901 Method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a television signal receiver 266 1980
4,489,316 Method and apparatus for minority view reduction 97 1980
4,316,217 Method and apparatus for connecting a cable television system to a video cassette recorder 97 1980
4,484,328 Television line multiplexed data communication system 148 1981
4,420,656 Interactive telephone answering system 171 1981
4,467,356 Transmitting two television signals through one channel 112 1981
* 4,450,477 Television information system 240 1982
4,528,588 Method and apparatus for marking the information content of an information carrying signal 474 1982
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4,449,249 Televison programming information system 195 1982
4,496,171 Media guide 162 1982
4,591,664 Multichannel interactive telephone answering apparatus 170 1982
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4,591,248 Dynamic audience responsive movie system 121 1983
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4,695,879 Television viewer meter 184 1986
4,695,953 TV animation interactively controlled by the viewer 381 1986
4,750,213 Method and system for editing unwanted program material from broadcast signals 240 1986
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5,047,928 Billing system for computer software 379 1989
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5,152,012 Broadcast receiver capable of automatically updating location and performing spiral searching 128 1990
5,152,011 Broadcast receiver capable of automatic station identification and format-scanning based on an internal database updatable via data reception over the airwaves 162 1990
5,108,115 Interactive game show and method for achieving interactive communication therewith 145 1990
5,367,330 Pay-per-view television delivery system 185 1991
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SOUNDVIEW TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (1)
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4,599,611 Interactive computer-based information display system 209 1982
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (14)
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4,454,594 Method and apparatus to secure proprietary operation of computer equipment 270 1981
4,635,121 Arrangement for the programmable control of a radio and/or television receiver 203 1983
4,636,854 Transmission system 87 1984
4,701,794 Television receiver comprising a teletext decoding circuit and a page number memory 195 1985
4,712,105 Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules 306 1985
4,706,109 Television transmission system 93 1985
4,744,080 Apparatus for receiving digital sound/data information 102 1986
4,931,877 Method and apparatus for producing a test signal for use in a video recorder 89 1988
5,047,867 Interface for a TV-VCR system 521 1989
5,430,552 Device for programming a video recorder and video recorder comprising the device 97 1992
5,223,924 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with a T.V. program information database 622 1992
 
CPT, Ltd. (1)
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HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY (1)
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BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED (1)
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A T & E Corporation (1)
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ITT CORPORATION (1)
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BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
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TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC (2)
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The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (2)
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5,062,136 Telecommunications system and method 175 1990
 
Readtronics (1)
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NORTHERN TELECOM LIMITED (2)
* 4,396,946 Transmission of data with a video signal 98 1981
4,388,643 Method of controlling scrambling and unscrambling in a pay TV system 146 1981
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (17)
4,374,395 Video system with picture information and logic signal multiplexing 92 1980
RE31977 Digital computing system having auto-incrementing memory 88 1983
4,639,890 Video display system using memory with parallel and serial access employing selectable cascaded serial shift registers 136 1983
4,663,735 Random/serial access mode selection circuit for a video memory system 171 1983
4,688,197 Control of data access to memory for improved video system 116 1983
4,720,819 Method and apparatus for clearing the memory of a video computer 104 1983
4,747,081 Video display system using memory with parallel and serial access employing serial shift registers selected by column address 142 1983
4,814,756 Video display control system having improved storage of alphanumeric and graphic display data 127 1987
5,072,418 Series maxium/minimum function computing devices, systems and methods 217 1989
5,142,677 Context switching devices, systems and methods 167 1989
5,155,812 Devices and method for generating and using systems, software waitstates on address boundaries in data processing 181 1989
5,163,024 Video display system using memory with parallel and serial access employing serial shift registers selected by column address 111 1990
5,319,789 Electromechanical apparatus having first and second registers enabling both to concurrently receive identical information in one context and disabling one to retain the information in a next context 142 1992
5,313,648 Signal processing apparatus having first and second registers enabling both to concurrently receive identical information in one context and disabling one to retain the information in a next context 156 1992
5,319,792 Modem having first and second registers enabling both to concurrently receive identical information in one context and disabling one to retain the information in a next context 139 1992
5,349,687 Speech recognition system having first and second registers enabling both to concurrently receive identical information in one context and disabling one to retain the information in a next context 142 1992
5,335,276 Communication system and methods for enhanced information transfer 698 1992
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (3)
5,109,414 Signal processing apparatus and methods 364 1990
5,233,654 Signal processing apparatus and methods 377 1992
5,335,277 Signal processing appparatus and methods 551 1993
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
5,204,768 Remote controlled electronic presentation system 214 1991
 
Warner Amex Cable Communications Inc. (1)
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AMPEX CORPORATION (3)
4,532,547 Video device synchronization system 172 1982
4,731,679 Method and apparatus for transporting a recording medium with an adaptive velocity change profile 94 1984
4,692,819 Method and apparatus for controlling the position of a transported web 105 1986
 
TELEMETRIC S.A. INTERNATIONAL GESELLSCHAFT FUR FERNSEHZUSCHAUERFORSCHUNG, A SWISS CORP. (1)
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GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION (29)
4,621,285 Protected television signal distribution system 113 1980
4,533,948 CATV Communication system 218 1982
4,546,387 Circuit for providing accurately spaced video and sound carriers 95 1982
4,562,465 Adaptive video descrambling system 97 1983
4,594,609 Scrambling system for television video signal 112 1983
4,574,305 Remote hub television and security systems 158 1983
4,599,647 Receiver with interface for interaction with controller-decoder 176 1983
4,815,129 Video encryption system 92 1985
4,685,131 Program blocking method for use in direct broadcast satellite system 259 1985
4,694,491 Cryptographic system using interchangeable key blocks and selectable key fragments 126 1985
* 4,862,268 Addressable cable television control system with video format data transmission 316 1985
4,982,430 Bootstrap channel security arrangement for communication network 210 1985
4,558,464 Address-programmable CATV converter 137 1985
* 4,710,955 Cable television system with two-way telephone communication path 209 1985
4,689,619 Method and apparatus for polling subscriber terminals 145 1985
4,712,239 Security arrangement for downloadable cable television converters 173 1986
4,771,456 Cable television channel selector/descrambler for use with cable-ready video applicances 95 1986
4,821,097 Apparatus and method for providing digital audio on the sound carrier of a standard television signal 153 1987
* 4,739,510 Direct broadcast satellite signal transmission system 289 1987
5,036,537 Geographic black-out method for direct broadcast satellite system 261 1987
4,803,725 Cryptographic system using interchangeable key blocks and selectable key fragments 162 1987
4,783,846 Switchable signal source module for use with cable television converter 98 1987
4,864,615 Reproduction of secure keys by using distributed key generation data 216 1988
* 4,860,379 Data communications system 234 1988
5,003,591 Functionally modifiable cable television converter system 257 1989
5,155,591 Method and apparatus for providing demographically targeted television commercials 672 1989
4,975,951 IPPV programming distribution control system 164 1990
5,260,778 Apparatus for selective distribution of messages over a communications network 466 1990
5,144,664 Apparatus and method for upgrading terminals to maintain a secure communication network 168 1990
 
ONLINE RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
5,220,501 Method and system for remote delivery of retail banking services 1406 1989
 
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TECHSEARCH, LLC (1)
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International Computers Limited (1)
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Compagnie Internationale pour l'Informatique CII-Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme) (1)
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Metalink Corporation (1)
5,313,618 Shared bus in-circuit emulator system and method 175 1992
 
NINTENDO CO., LTD. (2)
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4,333,152 TV Movies that talk back 261 1980
 
TCL GOVIDEO (1)
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Chaparral Communications, Inc. (2)
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FUJIFILM ELECTRONIC IMAGING LIMITED (1)
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STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (4)
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4,977,455 System and process for VCR scheduling 858 1988
5,151,789 System and method for automatic, unattended recording of cable television programs 637 1991
5,353,121 Television schedule system 882 1993
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (1)
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ZAXUS, INC. (1)
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WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
4,638,357 Audio scrambler 93 1984
 
UBS AG, STAMFORD BRANCH (1)
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U.S. WORKS-86, INC., FORT WORTH, TX (1)
4,816,905 Telecommunication system with video and audio frames 179 1987
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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L'ETAT FRANCIS, REPRESENTE PAR LE SECRETAIRE D'ETAT AUX POSTES ET TELECOMMUNICATIONS (CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES DES DES TELECOMMMUNICATIONS) (1)
4,323,921 System for transmitting information provided with means for controlling access to the information transmitted 369 1980
 
SOCIETE ANONYME DITE: VISIODIS (1)
4,329,675 System for automatically substituting television signals at a head station for a cable network 112 1980
 
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NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (8)
4,425,578 Monitoring system and method utilizing signal injection for determining channel reception of video receivers 158 1981
4,630,108 Preprogrammed over-the-air marketing research system 212 1984
4,677,466 Broadcast program identification method and apparatus 527 1985
4,639,779 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of television broadcast programs 292 1985
4,723,302 Method and apparatus for determining channel reception of a receiver 182 1986
4,805,020 Television program transmission verification method and apparatus 373 1987
4,876,736 Method and apparatus for determining channel reception of a receiver 217 1987
4,967,273 Television program transmission verification method and apparatus 341 1989
 
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Sperry Corporation (1)
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TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT CO., L.P. (1)
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INTERCABLE NETWORD INC A CA CORP (1)
4,507,680 One way interactive multisubscriber communication system 146 1982
 
DONALD, THOMAS CHRISTOPHER (1)
4,471,163 Software protection system 277 1981
 
BLONDER TONGUE LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
4,494,142 Method of and apparatus for scrambled television program addressable subscription selection and decoding 108 1981
 
Real Time Design, Inc. (1)
4,580,134 Color video system using data compression and decompression 171 1982
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
5,133,079 Method and apparatus for distribution of movies 407 1990
 
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4,750,036 Interactive television and data transmission system 284 1986
5,177,604 Interactive television and data transmission system 253 1988
 
AT & T TECHNOLOGIES, INC., (1)
4,306,289 Digital computer having code conversion apparatus for an encrypted program 200 1980
 
MAAST, INC., A CORP. OF DELAWARE (3)
4,398,216 Multiple signal transmission method and system, particularly for television 154 1980
4,410,911 Multiple signal transmission method and system, particularly for television 108 1982
4,600,942 Secure coding and decoding system and method for television program signals 100 1984
 
Atalla Technovations (1)
4,304,990 Multilevel security apparatus and method 136 1980
 
CII-HONEYWELL BULL (1)
4,395,757 Process synchronization utilizing semaphores 163 1981
 
Atalla Corporation (1)
4,588,991 File access security method and means 250 1983
 
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5,351,970 Methods and apparatus for playing bingo over a wide geographic area 454 1992
 
WIRELESS EQUIPMENT SALES & SERVICE COMPANY (1)
4,718,107 Parental control for CATV converters 301 1986
 
WD Media, Inc. (1)
8,002,901 Temperature dependent pull speeds for drying of a wet cleaned workpiece 76 2009
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (17)
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2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 26 2002
 
Bloom; Leonard (1)
4,782,401 Editing method and apparatus for commercials during video recording 164 1981
 
R. D. Percy & Company (1)
4,646,145 Television viewer reaction determining systems 180 1980
 
Solatrol, Inc. (2)
5,124,942 Machine interface with cyclically displayed hierarchical menus and user selection of menu items by actuation of a single switch 107 1988
5,187,797 Machine interface system with hierarchal menus allowing user sequencing and selection of menu items by actuation of three switches 176 1989
 
LEE, JOHN R. (1)
5,267,865 Interactive computer aided natural learning method and apparatus 423 1992
 
Transaction Security Corporation (1)
4,825,050 Security transaction system for financial data 148 1983
 
NEXT LEVEL SYSTEMS, INC. (NLS-1) (1)
4,613,901 Signal encryption and distribution system for controlling scrambling and selective remote descrambling of television signals 286 1983
 
VIDEO JUKEBOX NETWORK, A CORP. OF FL (1)
5,089,885 Telephone access display system with remote monitoring 195 1988
 
Independent Broadcasting Authority (3)
4,394,687 Apparatus for decoding digital information processed for inclusion in wide band T.V. video signal 98 1980
4,611,227 Decoder for digital information T.V. signal 106 1982
4,736,422 Encrypted broadcast television system 248 1985
 
HASHIMOTO CORPORATION (2)
4,745,549 Method of and apparatus for optimal scheduling of television programming to maximize customer satisfaction 205 1986
5,075,771 Method of and apparatus for optimal scheduling of television programming to maximize customer satisfaction 327 1990
 
Feature Film Services (1)
RE31735 Subscriber-limited reception television broadcast security encoder-decoder system 103 1982
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (5)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 40 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 40 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 40 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 40 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 40 2009
 
Standard Microsystems Corporation (2)
4,513,174 Software security method using partial fabrication of proprietary control word decoders and microinstruction memories 169 1981
4,866,706 Token-passing local area network with improved throughput 96 1987
 
Codart, Inc. (1)
4,598,288 Apparatus for controlling the reception of transmitted programs 303 1983
 
Sangamo Weston, Inc. (1)
4,361,877 Billing recorder with non-volatile solid state memory 196 1980
 
SANGAMO ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
4,504,831 Utility usage data and event data acquisition system 169 1981
 
BARON, MARCI R. (2)
4,931,871 Method of and system for identification and verification of broadcasted program segments 232 1988
4,945,412 Method of and system for identification and verification of broadcasting television and radio program segments 343 1989
 
RESPONSE REWARDS SYSTEMS, L.C. (3)
5,128,752 System and method for generating and redeeming tokens 678 1990
5,283,734 System and method of communication with authenticated wagering participation 438 1991
5,227,874 Method for measuring the effectiveness of stimuli on decisions of shoppers 720 1991
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (19)
5,003,384 Set-top interface transactions in an impulse pay per view television system 254 1988
5,012,510 Dynamic callback technique 107 1988
* 4,890,321 Communications format for a subscription television system permitting transmission of individual text messages to subscribers 340 1988
4,991,011 Interactive television terminal with programmable background audio or video 303 1989
4,994,908 Interactive room status/time information system 240 1989
5,001,554 Terminal authorization method 257 1989
5,029,207 External security module for a television signal decoder 271 1990
5,155,590 System for data channel level control 238 1990
5,235,619 Cable television radio frequency subscriber data transmission apparatus and RF return method 251 1990
5,045,816 Binary phase shift key modulator with programmable level control 94 1990
5,142,690 Cable television radio frequency data processor 181 1990
5,255,086 Method and apparatus for RF data transfer in a CATV system 169 1990
5,058,160 In-band controller 188 1990
5,225,902 Automatic frequency selection in a bi-directional cable television system 212 1991
5,251,324 Method and apparatus for generating and collecting viewing statistics for remote terminals in a cable television system 315 1991
5,237,610 Independent external security module for a digitally upgradeable television signal decoder 322 1991
5,270,809 Data return for a television transmission system 177 1991
5,247,364 Method and apparatus for tuning data channels in a subscription television system having in-band data transmissions 322 1991
5,420,923 Addressed messaging in a cable television system 220 1993
 
THORN EMI FERGUSON LIMITED (1)
4,543,616 Video recording and display equipment 95 1982
 
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,414,773 CATV systems 250 1993
 
FDR INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES (1)
4,939,773 Multiple party telephone control system 173 1989
 
Grundig E.M.V. (1)
4,334,242 Remote control television with external data bus connection 134 1980
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5,351,130 Satellite receiver with improved memory back-up and loading capabilities 103 1993
 
FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
4,388,664 Apparatus for protecting vacuum interrupter type on-line tap changer 30 1981
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (6)
4,383,273 Large scale, single chip integrated circuit television receiver subsystems 88 1980
4,434,323 Scrambler key code synchronizer 163 1981
4,772,887 Individual simulcast station control decoder 83 1983
4,835,777 Radio paging receiver including duplicate page detection and error correction capability 102 1987
4,837,858 Subscriber unit for a trunked voice/data communication system 160 1987
5,222,137 Dynamic encryption key selection for encrypted radio transmissions 131 1991
 
INTERACTIVE NETWORKS, INC. (4)
4,592,546 Game of skill playable by remote participants in conjunction with a live event 434 1984
5,013,038 method of evaluating data relating to a common subject 151 1989
5,083,800 Game of skill or chance playable by several participants remote from each other in conjunction with a common event 398 1990
5,120,076 Method of evaluating data relating to a common subject 150 1991
 
CALOF, LAWRENCE, AGENT FOR NOLAN K. BUSHNELL (2)
4,573,072 Method for expanding interactive CATV displayable choices for a given channel capacity 407 1984
4,602,279 Method for providing targeted profile interactive CATV displays 555 1984
 
PELUGEOT OUTILLAGE ELECTRIQUE (1)
4,422,486 Trimming machine 92 1981
 
JDA SOFTWARE GROUP (2)
* 2002/0169,657 Supply chain demand forecasting and planning 67 2001
* 2002/0169,657 Supply chain demand forecasting and planning 67 2001
 
AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY (1)
4,887,172 Apparatus and method for cueing a video tape recorder 86 1987
 
VIDEO-ON-DEMAND VENTURES LLC (1)
4,949,187 Video communications system having a remotely controlled central source of video and audio data 818 1988
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
4,748,560 Occupancy control system for plural serial buses 112 1985
5,535,362 Data transfer control apparatus wherein a time value is compared to a clocked timer value with a comparison of the values causing the transfer of bus use right 92 1993
 
RAINBOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,593,353 Software protection method and apparatus 237 1981
 
TOCOM, INC. (1)
* 4,536,791 Addressable cable television control system with video format data transmission 398 1984
 
INTERACTIVE HEALTH NETWORK, INC. (1)
4,855,842 Dedicated programmable controller for interactive video disc system 162 1987
 
PENTA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, IN., A CORP OF MD (1)
4,458,315 Apparatus and method for preventing unauthorized use of computer programs 303 1982
 
Viewfacts, Inc. (1)
5,226,177 Real-time wireless audience response system 229 1992
 
H. LEE BROWNE D/B/A GREENWICH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,253,275 Audio and video transmission and receiving system 449 1992
 
Postron Corp. (1)
4,695,880 Electronic information dissemination system 282 1985
 
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
4,682,292 Fault tolerant flight data recorder 106 1984
 
Verbatim Corporation (1)
4,562,495 Multiple system disk 151 1984
 
TDK CORPORATION (1)
2004/0100,736 Head support mechanism and thin film piezoelectric actuator 0 2003
 
British Broadcasting Corporation (2)
4,329,684 Apparatus using a light sensing system for sensing time modulated information from a light emitting device 276 1980
4,885,579 Device for the remote control of a videorecorder or a videoreceiver 132 1988
 
NAGRA PLUS S.A. (1)
5,144,663 Method of interactive communication between a subscriber and a decoder of a system of pay-television and decoder thereof 275 1990
 
THOMSON-CSF (2)
4,318,128 Process and device for retrieving digital data in the presence of noise and distortions 111 1980
4,550,407 Method of analyzing broadcast data, a network analyzer implementing such a method, and receiver equipment using such an analyzer 93 1983
 
THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SALES GMBH (1)
4,728,949 Remote control device for controlling various functions of one or more appliances 188 1984
 
NOBELTECH SYSTEMS AB (1)
4,477,830 Picture display arrangement 154 1982
 
INTERACTIVE CABLE TECHNOLOGY, C/O TECHNOLOGY FUNDING INC., GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
4,509,073 Two-way cable-television system 136 1982
 
Thomson Consumer Electronics, Inc. (1)
5,475,754 Packet video signal inverse transport processor memory address circuitry 108 1994
 
NEXTLEVEL SYSTEM OF DELAWARE (1)
5,010,571 Metering retrieval of encrypted data stored in customer data retrieval terminal 405 1986
 
PEERS, JOHN (1)
4,689,022 System for control of a video storage means by a programmed processor 243 1984
 
ALCATEL BELL-SDT S.A. (1)
4,413,281 Method for simultaneous teletext and analog signal transmission 151 1981
 
WAVE SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
5,247,575 Information distribution system 866 1992
 
NEC CORPORATION (2)
4,658,292 Enciphering key distribution system for subscription TV broadcast or catv system 97 1983
5,534,883 Video signal interface 151 1993
 
Signal Security Technologies (1)
4,696,034 High security pay television system 180 1984
 
INTERACITIVE CHANNEL TECHNOLOGIES (2)
4,941,040 Cable television system selectively distributing pre-recorded video and audio messages 215 1988
5,014,125 Television system for the interactive distribution of selectable video presentations 594 1989
 
SALT LAKE COMMUNICATIONS INC. (1)
* 4,492,820 Telephone alarm system 143 1980
 
GARNET DIGITAL, LLC (1)
5,327,554 Interactive terminal for the access of remote database information 262 1990
 
Communications Patents Limited (2)
4,302,771 Wire broadcasting system with subscriber controlled switched program selection 128 1980
4,538,174 Two-way subscriber TV system with multiple subscriber's sets 221 1983
 
FAST-TRAX INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INC. (2)
4,426,698 Television digital data frame with error detection 88 1981
* 4,422,093 Television burst service 100 1983
 
VTRAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
4,890,320 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 254 1988
4,995,078 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 307 1989
 
RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA (1)
4,689,661 Method of simultaneously transmitting a plurality of television signals on a single radio link and apparatus adapted to carry out said method 141 1981
 
Le Materiel Telephonique Thomson-CSF (1)
4,314,367 Switching circuit for digital packet switching network 134 1980
 
INFORMATION RESOURCES, INC. (5)
4,331,973 Panelist response scanning system 158 1980
* 4,331,974 Cable television with controlled signal substitution 311 1980
4,404,589 Cable television with multi-event signal substitution 177 1980
RE33808 Cable television with multi-event signal substitution 112 1985
4,733,301 Signal matching signal substitution 123 1987
 
ACACIA MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5,132,992 Audio and video transmission and receiving system 701 1991
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,394,762 Pulse-code modulation signal processing circuit 98 1981
 
ROCHE, CHRISTIAN (1)
4,303,941 Videotex system 134 1980
 
Hokuryo Denko Co., Ltd. (1)
4,486,773 CATV Pay system 110 1982
 
FNN (1)
5,045,848 Method of encoding market data and transmitting by radio to a plurality of receivers 158 1987
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
5,459,789 Packet TV program component detector 108 1994
 
INFO TELECOM (1)
5,252,077 Process for materializing virtual interactivity between an individual and a data support 84 1991
 
DIGITAL CHOICE OF TEXAS, L.L.C., A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,172,111 Stored media screening device 260 1989
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
4,680,581 Local area network special function frames 114 1985
 
Pioneer Electronic Corporation (10)
4,322,745 Television signal scrambling method for CATV system 123 1980
4,408,345 Remote line monitoring method and device for CATV system 109 1980
4,361,903 Data transmission process in a CATV system 98 1980
4,439,784 Power cutting device for terminal units of CATV system 213 1980
4,365,249 Line monitoring device in two-way data communication system 99 1980
4,365,267 Passive data monitor for use with polling pattern generator in CATV system 101 1981
* 4,455,570 CATV System 147 1981
4,454,538 Data communication in CATV system 125 1982
4,644,396 Gate circuit for central control of CATV system 78 1985
5,465,385 CATV system with an easy program reservation 243 1994
 
World Video Library, Inc. (3)
4,590,516 Recorded program communication system 147 1982
4,521,806 Recorded program communication system 151 1982
4,567,512 Recorded program communication system 240 1983
 
IRD, Inc. (1)
* RE32326 Row grabbing system 94 1983
 
TELEVISION ANALOG COMPRESSION CORPORATION (1)
4,375,650 System for processing video signals 109 1981
 
Measuronics Corporation (1)
4,315,282 Write and edit circuitry for electronic marking of displayed TV signal images 104 1980
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (2)
4,461,002 Digital signal receiver 88 1982
4,879,611 Record mode setting apparatus responsive to transmitted code containing time-start information 189 1987
 
Goldstar Co., Ltd. (1)
5,181,113 Method of storing and editing data in a television system and apparatus therefor 142 1991
 
PARENTAL GUIDE COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
4,888,796 Program material screening device 214 1987
 
ACTV, INC. (3)
4,847,698 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays 282 1987
4,847,699 Method for providing an interactive full motion synched compatible audio/visual television display 187 1987
4,847,700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 292 1987
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
4,621,259 Consumer electronics equipment combination consisting of a television receiver and of a video recording and/or reproducing apparatus 272 1983
 
Club Theatre Network, Inc. (1)
4,974,252 Interactive commercial/entertainment network 190 1988
 
PREVIEW SOFTWARE (1)
4,658,093 Software distribution system 799 1983
 
MANITOBA TELEPHONE SYSTEM, THE (2)
* 4,430,731 Video and data distribution module with subscriber terminal 173 1981
* 4,484,218 Video distribution control system 211 1981
 
Colorado Video, Incorporated (1)
4,400,717 Color slow-scan TV system and method 115 1981
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
5,213,337 System for communication using a broadcast audio signal 361 1988
 
PROHS, JOHN RICHARD (4)
4,837,799 Telephone line communications control system 178 1988
4,907,260 Telephone line communications control system 104 1989
5,067,149 Telephone line communications control system with dynamic call streaming 107 1989
5,267,305 Transparent inband signaling 105 1991
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 384 1983
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (7)
4,318,127 Multiplexed television signal processing system 86 1980
4,434,438 Low cost automatic equalizer 106 1981
4,424,533 Phase distortion detection circuitry for low cost automatic equalizer 99 1981
4,450,442 Display processor for superimposed-picture display system 128 1981
4,614,971 Error eliminating system for teletext 89 1983
4,833,710 Pay television system 193 1987
5,552,833 Transmission system and receiver using teletext information for programming video recorder 155 1992
 
BROWN BOVERI CORPORATION, A NY CORP ( MERGED INTO) (1)
4,360,881 Energy consumption control system and method 137 1980
 
INTERTECH HOLDINGS, LLC (5)
* 4,745,468 System for evaluation and recording of responses to broadcast transmissions 420 1986
4,876,592 System for merchandising and the evaluation of responses to broadcast transmissions 428 1988
4,926,255 System for evaluation of response to broadcast transmissions 444 1988
5,034,807 System for evaluation and rewarding of responses and predictions 585 1989
5,057,915 System and method for attracting shoppers to sales outlets 407 1990
 
Merrill; Bruce (1)
4,434,436 Addressable premium channel obfuscation device for cable television systems 123 1981
 
MEDIATEK INC. (1)
4,813,011 Data processing peripheral subsystems having a controller and a plurality of peripheral devices 99 1985
 
SONY CORPORATION (18)
4,288,809 Television receiver apparatus for selectively displaying a video picture or alphanumeric data information 210 1980
4,340,903 Television camera 124 1980
4,364,081 Method and apparatus for processing a digital color video signal 110 1981
4,394,691 Remote control system 149 1981
4,475,153 Method and apparatus for automatic control of electronic equipment 154 1981
4,385,324 Wide screen image projection apparatus 97 1981
4,533,949 Subscription television system 113 1982
4,626,909 Video signal recording and reproducing system with automatic channel and time selection 91 1983
4,656,629 Digital signal transmitting and/or receiving system 109 1984
4,620,229 Picture display device 202 1985
4,691,351 Television signal receiving apparatus 247 1985
4,821,032 Communication system for video information apparatus 88 1985
4,787,085 Digital signal transmitting system 161 1987
4,821,102 Video display system with selective display of operating conditions 202 1987
4,805,014 Signal transmission system for a CATV system 164 1987
5,237,417 Apparatus for displaying television receiver operational parameters in a separate area of the screen 172 1991
5,195,134 Transmitting, receiving, and automatic recording system for programs with time and channel information 200 1991
5,212,553 Television receiver with selective menu display 184 1991
 
PIONEER VIDEO CORPORATION (1)
4,580,779 Picture information processing system 57 1982
 
HOME VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC., A CORP. OF PA (1)
5,016,272 Home video system 217 1989
 
COMVERGE, INC. (2)
4,780,910 Display for a remote receiver in an electrical utility load management system 127 1985
5,099,348 Display for remote receiver in a utility management system 126 1988
 
OCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
4,353,088 Coding and decoding system for video and audio signals 109 1980
 
Telemet American, Inc. (1)
4,486,853 Apparatus for receiving and displaying continuously updated data 159 1981
 
GFK GmbH (1)
5,055,924 Remote-controlled substitution of a defined program part of a TV program by a separately transmitted program part for defined, selected receivers, household terminal for executing the method and method for operating a household terminal 170 1990
 
Sterling Television Presentations Inc. Video Data Systems Division (1)
* 4,367,488 Data encoding for television 244 1981
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4,494,156 Selectable format computer disk copier machine 171 1982
5,432,558 Circuit and method for transmitting/receiving a code-inserted video signal 105 1993
* 2003/0193,657 Range finder device and camera 16 2003
 
TOVAR, JOSEPH L. (1)
4,722,526 Game method and apparatus for use while viewing a sporting event 137 1987
 
Fernseh Inc. (1)
4,646,075 System and method for a data processing pipeline 120 1983
 
L'Etat Francais, represente par le Ministre des P.T.A. (Centre National d'Et (1)
4,496,975 One-way data transmission systems 94 1982
 
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
4,375,579 Database encryption and decryption circuit and method using subkeys 189 1980
 
The TeleMine Company, Inc. (1)
4,358,672 Pay per view television control device 210 1980
 
GTE AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC LABORATORIES INCORPORATED (1)
4,330,794 Multichannel subscription television system 99 1980
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 396 1988
 
EXCEL BANK (1)
4,789,863 Pay per view entertainment system 214 1988
 
TIMES FIBER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
4,491,983 Information distribution system 203 1982
 
UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
2001/0001,008 Transmitter/receiver for GMSK and Offset-QAM 13 2000
 
OCLC ONLINE COMPUTER LIBRARY CENTER, INC. (1)
4,451,701 Viewdata system and apparatus 215 1983
 
COLORGRAPHICS SYSTEMS, INC., A CORP. OF WI (1)
4,710,800 Apparatus for allowing operator selection of a color region of a video image for receiving color corrections 106 1985
 
NOKIA UNTERHALTUNGSELEKTRONIK (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 223 1990
 
SISVEL S.P.A., ROME, VIA 4 FONTANE NO. 20 (1)
4,600,918 Equipment for reproduction of alphanumerical data 103 1982
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 276 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 293 1993
 
Technical Communications Corporation (1)
4,433,211 Privacy communication system employing time/frequency transformation 130 1981
 
TELEGENICS, INC. (2)
5,485,509 Telemetry device including a dynamic off-hook detector 93 1993
5,488,654 Telemetry device including a dynamic off-hook detector capable of operationg in a pulse-dialing environment 92 1993
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1)
4,734,907 Broadcast packet switching network 191 1985
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
4,742,516 Method for transmitting voice information 136 1986
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (2)
4,707,828 Multiaccess communication system 104 1985
4,887,296 Cryptographic system for direct broadcast satellite system 213 1987
 
Joyce Communications Systems, Inc. (2)
4,785,420 Audio/telephone communication system for verbally handicapped 117 1986
4,908,845 Audio/telephone communication system for verbally handicapped 115 1988
 
MARTIN, JOHN R. (2)
4,405,942 Method and system for secure transmission and reception of video information, particularly for television 132 1982
4,528,589 Method and system for subscription television billing and access 214 1984
 
Nippon Electric Co., Ltd. (3)
4,392,135 Paging receivers 121 1980
4,382,256 Paging receiver with display 133 1980
4,500,987 Loop transmission system 190 1982
 
CTBA Associates (1)
* 4,566,030 Television viewer data collection system 291 1983
 
ROSE, DAVID W. (2)
4,489,220 Test set 100 1983
4,540,849 Meter interface unit for utility meter reading system 117 1983
 
TIME WARNER CABLE PROGRAMMING (1)
5,251,909 Secured high throughput data channel for public broadcast system 133 1991
 
ARBITRON INC. (2)
4,816,904 Television and market research data collection system and method 378 1987
4,912,552 Distributed monitoring system 233 1988
 
MACROVISION CORPORATION (1)
* 4,506,387 Programming-on-demand cable system and method 415 1983
 
SPECTRUM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,697,281 Cellular telephone data communication system and method 309 1986
 
NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED (2)
4,378,470 Interface circuits for connection to non-dedicated telephone lines 162 1981
* 4,782,387 Two-channel coding of digital signals 110 1986
 
TELECONFERENCING TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A DE CORP. (1)
4,360,827 Method and means for interactive audio and video conferencing 174 1981
 
VARI-LITE, INC. (1)
5,010,459 Console/lamp unit coordination and communication in lighting systems 213 1990
 
BETTER EDUCATION INC. (1)
5,002,491 Electronic classroom system enabling interactive self-paced learning 421 1989
 
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION (3)
* 4,625,235 Remote control switching of television sources 160 1983
4,638,359 Remote control switching of television sources 132 1983
4,775,935 Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order 509 1986
 
OPTA SYSTEMS LLC (1)
4,768,110 Video cassette recorder having dual decks for selective simultaneous functions 195 1987
 
Corban International, Ltd. (1)
4,446,519 Method and apparatus for providing security for computer software 287 1981
 
SMITH ENGINEERING, A SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (1)
4,462,076 Video game cartridge recognition and security system 241 1982
 
GENERAL COMPANY LIMITEDA CORP OF JAPAN (1)
4,580,165 Graphic video overlay system providing stable computer graphics overlayed with video image 133 1984
 
DALLAS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (2)
4,319,079 Crypto microprocessor using block cipher 261 1980
4,433,207 Cryptographic decoder for computer programs 266 1981
 
POLYMETERS RESPONSE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
4,351,028 Meters for measuring electrical energy consumption 113 1980
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (1)
* 2002/0172,293 Non-zero complex weighted space-time code for multiple antenna transmission 25 2001
 
COMSAT CORPORATION (3)
4,484,027 Security system for SSTV encryption 173 1981
4,620,224 Video scrambling technique for multiplexed analog component formats 89 1985
RE33189 Security system for SSTV encryption 186 1989
 
INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,807,031 Interactive video method and apparatus 658 1987
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,093,718 Interactive home information system 442 1990
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5,093,921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 177 1989
 
Zing Systems, L.P. (1)
5,343,239 Transaction based interactive television system 434 1991
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (3)
4,400,587 Overflow and diversion to a foreign switch 173 1981
4,443,660 System and method for encrypting a voice signal 103 1982
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 207 1982
 
GBSB ASSOCIATES, A MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL PARTNERSHIP COMPRISING OF (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS) (1)
4,393,277 Remote tuner control system 158 1981
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (3)
4,885,775 Information display scheme for subscribers of a subscription television system 243 1984
4,642,688 Method and apparatus for creating encrypted and decrypted television signals 130 1985
* 4,829,569 Communication of individual messages to subscribers in a subscription television system 374 1986
 
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (2)
4,680,797 Secure digital speech communication 112 1984
4,636,858 Extracting digital data from a bus and multiplexing it with a video signal 121 1984
 
MAXIMUS, INC. (1)
4,641,253 Process for synchronizing computer video with independent audio 108 1984
 
RICHARDS MEDICAL COMPANY (1)
4,473,068 Trochanteric basket 107 1982
 
ONE TOUCH SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,303,042 Computer-implemented method and apparatus for remote educational instruction 236 1992
 
McGraw-Hill, Inc. (1)
* 4,868,866 Broadcast data distribution system 338 1988
 
STERLING TELEVISION PRESENTATIONS, INC. (1)
* 4,380,027 Data encoding for television 235 1980
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 484 1991
 
DEUTSCHE THOMSON-BRANDT GMBH (2)
4,841,386 Cassette recorder with recording programming 104 1987
4,991,025 Arrangement for automatically switching a videorecorder on and off in the absence of a code signal but in presence of a FBAS signal 90 1989
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 406 1981
 
Newspager Corporation of America (1)
4,845,491 Pager based information system 286 1987
 
SGS-Thomson Microelectronics, Inc. (1)
4,386,416 Data compression, encryption, and in-line transmission system 295 1980
 
FINANCIAL NEW NETWORK INC., A CORP. OF CALIFORNIA (2)
4,449,114 System for identifying and displaying data transmitted by way of unique identifying frequencies from multiple vehicles 114 1982
4,677,434 Access control system for transmitting data from a central station to a plurality of receiving stations and method therefor 268 1984
 
MAXTOR CORPORATION (1)
4,413,339 Multiple error detecting and correcting system employing Reed-Solomon codes 221 1981
 
ALPHANET HOSPITALITY SYSTEMS INC. (1)
4,713,837 Communication network 209 1985
 
ABB POWER T&D COMPANY INC. (1)
4,427,968 Distribution network communication system with flexible message routes 144 1981
 
GTE MAIN STREET INCORPORATED (1)
4,616,263 Video subsystem for a hybrid videotex facility 172 1985
 
Video Education, Inc. (1)
4,422,105 Interactive system and method for the control of video playback devices 209 1980
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (6)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 23 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 23 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 23 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 23 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 23 2002
2006/0200,258 Vehicular information system and method 14 2006
 
NESTRONIX ACQUISITION, LLC (1)
4,450,481 Tamper-resistant, expandable communications system 177 1981
 
ENSCO, INC. (1)
4,450,531 Broadcast signal recognition system and method 324 1982
 
PRS Corporation (1)
4,969,209 Broadcast receiver capable of selecting stations based upon geographical location and program format 138 1988
 
THE WEATHER CHANNEL, LLC (3)
* 4,725,886 Communications system having an addressable receiver 147 1983
4,916,539 Communications system having receivers which can be addressed in selected classes 127 1989
5,140,419 Communications system 235 1989
 
Software Concepts, Inc. (1)
4,740,890 Software protection system with trial period usage code and unlimited use unlocking code both recorded on program storage media 379 1983
 
ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING RESOURCES, INC. (3)
4,827,508 Database usage metering and protection system and method 954 1985
4,977,594 Database usage metering and protection system and method 763 1989
5,050,213 Database usage metering and protection system and method 666 1990
 
DISCOVISION ASSOCIATES (1)
4,495,623 Digital data storage in video format 94 1982
 
TELEDIFFUSION DE FRANCE S.A. (8)
4,352,011 Subscription card for a videotex receiver 96 1980
4,308,558 Page selection device for videotext system 102 1980
4,354,201 Television system with access control 132 1980
4,368,486 Television system using a marking code superimposed on the picture 110 1981
RE32187 System for digitally transmitting and displaying texts on television screen 124 1981
4,614,972 Teletext receiver 88 1984
5,235,415 Device for the intelligible consultation of data relating to the fees programs of a subscription television and/or radio service 176 1990
5,301,233 Process for the transmission and reception of personalized programs 110 1992
 
ROTIS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 4,473,824 Price quotation system 187 1983
 
U.S. Computer Systems (1)
4,768,228 Data acquisition device 162 1987
 
HITACHI, LTD. (3)
4,434,464 Memory protection system for effecting alteration of protection information without intervention of control program 168 1981
5,027,400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 719 1989
2005/0204,105 Remote copy system 2 2004
 
Millicom Incorporated (1)
4,383,257 Message communication system with message storage 152 1980
 
SOFTWARE SECURITY, INC. (1)
4,562,306 Method and apparatus for protecting computer software utilizing an active coded hardware device 225 1983
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (3)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 653 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 374 1986
4,965,825 Signal processing apparatus and methods 454 1987
 
Microdesign Limited (1)
4,535,355 Method and apparatus for scrambling and unscrambling data streams using encryption and decryption 192 1982
 
Hollyanne Corp. (1)
4,575,750 Communications apparatus for use with cable television systems 122 1984
 
HER MAJESTY IN RIGHT OF CANADA AS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS (1)
4,414,621 Interactive visual communications system 190 1981
 
PERKINS, JOHN D. (1)
4,849,817 Video system, method and apparatus for incorporating audio or data in video scan intervals 122 1988
 
Shelton Video Editors, Inc. (1)
4,752,834 Reciprocating recording method and apparatus for controlling a video recorder so as to edit commercial messages from a recorded television signal 163 1981
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
4,751,732 Broadcasting system 159 1985
4,954,899 Reception control apparatus for a television receiver 94 1988
4,891,703 Method and system for determining video program system signals 96 1988
 
BELL TELEPHONE LABORATORIES INCORPORATED, 600 MOUNTAIN AVE., MURRAY HILL, NJ 07974-2070 A CORP. OF NY (15)
4,381,562 Broadcast type satellite communication systems 145 1980
* 4,439,761 Terminal generation of dynamically redefinable character sets 121 1981
4,468,701 Video signal actuated switch 91 1981
4,471,164 Stream cipher operation using public key cryptosystem 133 1981
4,425,664 Multiport programmable digital data set 131 1982
4,475,189 Automatic interactive conference arrangement 183 1982
4,488,289 Interface facility for a packet switching system 116 1982
4,491,945 Fast packet switch 234 1982
4,494,230 Fast packet switching system 192 1982
4,539,676 Bulk/interactive data switching system 124 1982
4,512,011 Duplicated network arrays and control facilities for packet switching 118 1982
4,472,801 Distributed prioritized concentrator 102 1983
4,570,930 System, method, and station interface arrangement for playing video game over telephone lines 180 1983
4,558,180 Programmable audio mixer 101 1983
4,763,317 Digital communication network architecture for providing universal information services 450 1985
 
M. A. Kempner, Inc. (1)
4,451,700 Automatic audience survey system 160 1982
 
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD. (1)
4,337,485 Broadcast teletext system 105 1980
 
SIEMENS CORPORATION;INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT (1)
4,458,109 Method and apparatus providing registered mail features in an electronic communication system 192 1982
 
Keycom Electronic Publishing (3)
4,649,533 Method and apparatus for retrieving remotely located information 188 1983
4,768,144 Method and apparatus for retrieving information distributed over nonconsecutive pages 134 1986
4,935,870 Apparatus for downloading macro programs and executing a downloaded macro program responding to activation of a single key 279 1988
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (8)
4,319,353 Priority threaded message burst mechanism for TDMA communication 130 1980
4,335,426 Remote processor initialization in a multi-station peer-to-peer intercommunication system 191 1980
4,418,425 Encryption using destination addresses in a TDMA satellite communications network 231 1981
4,577,289 Hardware key-on-disk system for copy-protecting magnetic storage media 211 1983
4,586,134 Computer network system and its use for information unit transmission 152 1984
4,630,262 Method and system for transmitting digitized voice signals as packets of bits 217 1985
4,751,665 Systolic super summation device 84 1986
4,761,646 Method and system for addressing and controlling a network of modems 179 1986
 
Prentice Corporation (1)
4,596,021 Modem for switching between voice and data communications on a single telephone call 117 1984
 
Electronic-Werke Deutschland GmbH (1)
4,993,003 Apparatus for updating time-of-day information in a signal 96 1989
 
ORION INVESTMENT CORPORATION (3)
4,839,917 Universal line status monitoring and response system 146 1987
5,202,916 Signal proessing circuit for use in telemetry devices 98 1990
5,235,634 Apparatus and method for activating an inbound telemetry device 160 1990
 
Kavouras; Stephen P. (1)
4,347,618 Apparatus for processing weather radar information 149 1980
 
Quantel Limited (1)
* 4,774,583 Video signal processing systems 104 1985
 
Midian Electronics, Inc. (1)
4,471,352 Programmable paging encoder 100 1981
 
TVWORKS, LLC (7)
* 4,734,764 Cable television system selectively distributing pre-recorded video and audio messages 297 1985
4,792,849 Digital interactive communication system 314 1987
* 4,829,372 Presentation player 294 1987
5,113,496 Bus interconnection structure with redundancy linking plurality of groups of processors, with servers for each group mounted on chassis 197 1989
5,191,410 Interactive multimedia presentation and communications system 451 1991
5,208,665 Presentation player for an interactive digital communication system 408 1991
5,195,092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system 405 1991
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (1)
5,548,338 Compression of an electronic programming guide 139 1995
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
4,589,064 System for controlling key storage unit which controls access to main storage 171 1983
4,809,267 Packet data communication system with ring type transmission line 99 1987
 
A.C. NIELSEN COMPANY (2)
4,943,963 Data collection and transmission system with real time clock 174 1988
4,888,638 System for substituting television programs transmitted via telephone lines 220 1988
 
TELDATA ACQUISITION, LLC (2)
4,578,536 Centerpoint automatic meter reading system 117 1983
4,710,919 Multiplex system for automatic meter reading 109 1983
 
ILLINOIS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, L.L.C. (1)
4,692,817 Programmed conversation recording system 114 1985
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
4,534,024 System and method for controlling a multiple access data communications system including both data packets and voice packets being communicated over a cable television system 191 1982
 
NATIONAL RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE (1)
4,893,248 Monitoring and reporting system for remote terminals 283 1987
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (5)
4,433,379 Microcomputer system with input/output unit connected to the remainder of the system by a single multibit bus and several sequential data lines 92 1980
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 523 1981
4,503,538 Method and system to recognize change in the storage characteristics of a programmable memory 97 1982
4,513,324 Television scanning of wide frame motion picture films 93 1982
4,786,979 Method and system for picture-correct transfer of motion picture film scenes to magnetic tape 93 1986
 
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (1)
* 4,518,989 Buffer memory dispersion type video/audio transmission system with spatially and timewise divided inter-office junction lines 139 1982
 
HARRIS CORPORATION (5)
4,367,548 Subscriber station for providing multiple services to a subscriber 220 1980
4,449,246 Orderwire communication system 106 1980
4,332,980 Multiple services system using telephone local loop 219 1980
4,449,247 Local orderwire facility for fiber optic communication system 139 1980
4,389,671 Digitally-controlled analog encrypton 224 1980
 
DISPLAY LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
5,216,504 Automatic precision video monitor alignment system 170 1991
 
AT&T LABS, INC. (1)
4,897,867 Method of and an arrangement for forwarding a customer order 212 1988
 
TELCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,060,140 Universal programmable data communication connection system 176 1986
 
NPD Research, Inc. (2)
4,355,372 Market survey data collection method 277 1980
4,603,232 Rapid market survey collection and dissemination method 277 1984
 
TV ANSWER, INC. (4)
4,591,906 Wireless transmission from the television set to the television station 173 1985
4,755,871 Control of rf answer pulses in a TV answer back system 134 1986
5,101,267 Wide area real-time T-V audience polling system with local area stations linked by satellite 161 1989
5,291,554 Shared-price custom video rentals via interactive TV 273 1992
 
ETAT FRANCAIS REPRESENTE PAR LE SECRETARIAT D'ETAT AUX POSTES ET TELECOMMUNICATIONS (CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS) (1)
4,748,619 Packet demultiplexing of a mac/packet broadcast signal 92 1987
 
TV/COM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
4,531,020 Multi-layer encryption system for the broadcast of encrypted information 319 1982
4,531,021 Two level encripting of RF signals 142 1984
 
TV/COM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
4,336,553 Method of coding audio and video signals 111 1980
4,340,906 Video signal coding by video signal polarity reversal on the basis of brightness level comparison 101 1980
4,425,579 Catv converter with keylock to favorite channels 245 1981
4,454,543 Dynamic video scrambling 91 1981
4,424,532 Coding and decoding system for video and audio signals 114 1983
4,688,247 Pay TV scrambling by audio encryption 91 1986
 
TELECABLE VIDEOTRON LTD. (1)
4,623,920 Cable network data transmission system 216 1983
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 394 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 324 1988
 
DUPLITRONICS, INC. (1)
4,410,917 Method of and apparatus for recording information from a master medium onto a slave medium employing digital techniques 146 1981
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (8)
4,563,702 Video signal scrambling and descrambling systems 134 1983
4,608,456 Digital audio scrambling system with error conditioning 121 1983
4,634,808 Descrambler subscriber key production system utilizing key seeds stored in descrambler 171 1984
4,712,238 Selective-subscription descrambling 244 1984
4,736,420 Video scrambling by segmenting video information lines 99 1986
4,809,274 Digital audio companding and error conditioning 110 1987
4,792,973 Selective enablement of descramblers 104 1987
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 144 1988
 
ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (19)
4,333,109 Intelligent teletext decoder 90 1980
4,303,940 Raster manipulated television receiver 95 1980
4,374,437 Variable ramp speed TV tuning system for rapid channel tuning 93 1980
4,393,404 Special services teletext communications system 110 1981
* 4,388,645 Teletext communication system with timed multipage local memory 180 1981
4,393,376 Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator 140 1981
4,375,651 Selective video reception control system 208 1981
4,460,922 Memory select system for an STV decoder 105 1981
4,458,268 Sync displacement scrambling 97 1982
* 4,461,032 CATV Service controller 119 1982
4,514,761 Data encryption technique for subscription television system 95 1982
4,456,925 Television/telephone system with automatic dialing 273 1982
4,520,392 Teletext reception indicator 85 1983
4,527,194 Channel assignment for CATV system 208 1983
4,600,921 Full-field teletext system with dynamic addressability 196 1983
4,611,242 Two mode scrambling system using identifier pulse in vertical blanking interval 95 1984
4,633,297 Television receiver having teletext processor with ROM for on-screen message 156 1985
4,677,685 Method and apparatus for downloading a code defining the channel transmission format employed in an addressable CATV system 119 1985
4,768,229 Restrictive access control system 227 1986
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
5,148,482 Layered session data unit frame 88 1991
5,185,796 Encryption synchronization combined with encryption key identification 131 1991
 
LICENTIA PATENT-VERWALTUNGS-GMBH (1)
* 4,402,009 Method and apparatus for enhancing an incomplete, limited bandwidth picture generated by an image sensor 88 1981
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (3)
5,327,421 Apparatus for interfacing between telecommunications call signals and broadband signals 345 1992
5,345,445 Establishing telecommunications calls in a broadband network 299 1992
5,345,446 Establishing telecommunications call paths in broadband communication networks 320 1992
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, AS COLLATERAL AGENT (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 435 1990
 
Payview Limited (3)
4,396,947 Apparatus for encoding of information 110 1980
* 4,430,669 Transmitting and receiving apparatus for permitting the transmission and reception of multi-tier subscription programs 166 1981
4,716,588 Addressable subscription television system having multiple scrambling modes 122 1985
 
The Chubb Corporation (1)
4,831,526 Computerized insurance premium quote request and policy issuance system 588 1986
 
RCA Licensing Corporation (19)
4,355,415 Tuning mode arrangement useful for restricting channel selection to certain channels 227 1980
4,357,548 Circuit arrangement using emitter coupled logic and integrated injection logic 91 1980
4,386,436 Television remote control system for selectively controlling external apparatus through the AC power line 203 1981
* 4,464,679 Method and apparatus for operating a microprocessor in synchronism with a video signal 101 1981
4,412,244 Switching circuit for television receiver on-screen display 139 1981
4,405,946 Television signal converting apparatus providing an on-screen tuning display 172 1982
4,510,623 Television channel lockout 211 1982
4,495,654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 251 1983
4,566,034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 217 1983
4,595,951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 146 1983
4,595,952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 151 1983
4,626,892 Television system with menu like function control selection 161 1984
4,641,205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 324 1984
* 4,631,585 Apparatus for synchronizing the operation of a microprocessor with a television synchronization signal useful in generating an on-screen character display 90 1984
4,638,181 Signal source selector 97 1984
4,802,114 Programmable remote control transmitter 156 1986
4,737,993 Cable broadcast TV receiver with automatic channel search responsive to mode change 138 1987
4,914,517 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage 177 1989
4,959,720 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability 283 1989
 
ARVIS CORPORATION, INC. (1)
4,724,491 Inserting television advertising spots automatically 185 1984
 
RCA CORPORATION, A CORP. OF DE (5)
4,335,402 Information transmission during first-equalizing pulse interval in television 94 1980
* 4,368,483 Video signal defect replacement circuitry 99 1981
4,419,699 Digital on video recording and playback system 105 1981
4,532,540 Teletext set-top converter with transparent mode 94 1983
4,647,974 Station signature system 198 1985
 
BELL & HOWELL COMPANY (1)
4,578,718 Control arrangement and method for video tape recorder 113 1983
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 380 1983
 
SHORT TAKES, INC. (1)
* 4,688,105 Video recording system 269 1985
 
RCA Thomson Licensing Corporation (1)
5,343,300 Apparatus for providing TV program information 122 1991
 
JAMES N. ROTHBARTH (1)
4,945,563 Video system and method for controlled viewing and videotaping 220 1988
 
TOY, WILLIAM W. (1)
4,554,418 Information monitoring and notification method and apparatus 292 1983
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
* 4,396,915 Automatic meter reading and control system 208 1980
4,745,598 Method and apparatus for maintaining a dynamic logical ring in a token passing LAN 96 1985
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
5,345,501 Telephone central office based method of and system for processing customer orders 186 1991
 
Blaupunkt-Werke GmbH (1)
4,476,573 Radio link remote control signaling system, and method 98 1982
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (4)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 555 1988
5,307,173 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for television program record scheduling 353 1992
5,420,647 T.V. viewing and recording system 165 1993
5,532,754 Background television schedule system 588 1994
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 261 1982
 
PLESSEY TELECOMMUNICATIONS & OFFICE SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
4,573,151 Interface unit for telephone system having remote units 88 1984
 
LOSHING'S CLEMENT T. (1)
4,476,535 System for monitoring, transmitting and conditioning of information gathered at selected locations 115 1981
 
SILENT RADIO, INC. (1)
4,620,227 Data decoder 95 1984
 
E-SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 4,388,644 Apparatus for monitoring a multichannel receiver 114 1980
 
AGB Television Research (1)
4,885,632 System and methods for monitoring TV viewing system including a VCR and/or a cable converter 245 1988
 
National Information Utilities Corporation (1)
4,768,087 Education utility 255 1985
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
4,583,128 Continuous tone recording system incorporating feedback control circuit 104 1984
 
AMTOTE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
D302178 Video self-service terminal 89 1986
 
MLMC, LTD. (1)
4,411,017 Secure mobile telephone system 140 1980
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION, THE (3)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 675 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 673 1989
5,293,357 Method and apparatus for controlling a television program recording device 345 1990
 
SASKTEL (1)
5,172,413 Secure hierarchial video delivery system and method 644 1990
 
Clarion Co., Inc. (1)
4,369,462 Coding system for pay television 95 1980
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
* 4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 451 1983
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TIME WARNER, INC. (1)
* 8,196,168 Method and apparatus for exchanging preferences for replaying a program on a personal video recorder 4 2004
 
CODMAN NEURO SCIENCES SARL (1)
* 2007/0245,258 Graphical user interface of an external control device for controlling an implantable medical device while minimizing human error 1 2006
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (5)
8,620,113 Laser diode modes 4 2011
8,760,395 Gesture recognition techniques 2 2011
8,635,637 User interface presenting an animated avatar performing a media reaction 4 2011
8,898,687 Controlling a media program based on a media reaction 1 2012
8,959,541 Determining a future portion of a currently presented media program 0 2012
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