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, NY97

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cuddihy, James William - 81 261
Harvey, John Christopher New York, NY 82 258

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION (30)
4,312,016 Television signal switching apparatus 89 1979
4,621,285 Protected television signal distribution system 105 1980
4,533,948 CATV Communication system 207 1982
4,546,387 Circuit for providing accurately spaced video and sound carriers 88 1982
4,562,465 Adaptive video descrambling system 88 1983
4,594,609 Scrambling system for television video signal 105 1983
4,574,305 Remote hub television and security systems 151 1983
4,599,647 Receiver with interface for interaction with controller-decoder 170 1983
4,815,129 Video encryption system 86 1985
4,685,131 Program blocking method for use in direct broadcast satellite system 235 1985
4,694,491 Cryptographic system using interchangeable key blocks and selectable key fragments 120 1985
4,862,268 Addressable cable television control system with video format data transmission 294 1985
4,982,430 Bootstrap channel security arrangement for communication network 195 1985
4,558,464 Address-programmable CATV converter 128 1985
4,710,955 Cable television system with two-way telephone communication path 200 1985
4,689,619 Method and apparatus for polling subscriber terminals 138 1985
4,712,239 Security arrangement for downloadable cable television converters 164 1986
4,771,456 Cable television channel selector/descrambler for use with cable-ready video applicances 89 1986
4,821,097 Apparatus and method for providing digital audio on the sound carrier of a standard television signal 147 1987
4,739,510 Direct broadcast satellite signal transmission system 277 1987
5,036,537 Geographic black-out method for direct broadcast satellite system 244 1987
4,803,725 Cryptographic system using interchangeable key blocks and selectable key fragments 153 1987
4,783,846 Switchable signal source module for use with cable television converter 92 1987
4,864,615 Reproduction of secure keys by using distributed key generation data 204 1988
4,860,379 Data communications system 219 1988
5,003,591 Functionally modifiable cable television converter system 243 1989
5,155,591 Method and apparatus for providing demographically targeted television commercials 610 1989
4,975,951 IPPV programming distribution control system 154 1990
5,260,778 Apparatus for selective distribution of messages over a communications network 420 1990
5,144,664 Apparatus and method for upgrading terminals to maintain a secure communication network 160 1990
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (22)
4,885,775 Information display scheme for subscribers of a subscription television system 227 1984
4,642,688 Method and apparatus for creating encrypted and decrypted television signals 124 1985
4,829,569 Communication of individual messages to subscribers in a subscription television system 361 1986
5,003,384 Set-top interface transactions in an impulse pay per view television system 233 1988
5,012,510 Dynamic callback technique 99 1988
4,890,321 Communications format for a subscription television system permitting transmission of individual text messages to subscribers 311 1988
4,991,011 Interactive television terminal with programmable background audio or video 280 1989
4,994,908 Interactive room status/time information system 214 1989
5,001,554 Terminal authorization method 240 1989
5,029,207 External security module for a television signal decoder 262 1990
5,155,590 System for data channel level control 228 1990
5,235,619 Cable television radio frequency subscriber data transmission apparatus and RF return method 232 1990
5,045,816 Binary phase shift key modulator with programmable level control 87 1990
5,142,690 Cable television radio frequency data processor 170 1990
5,255,086 Method and apparatus for RF data transfer in a CATV system 161 1990
5,058,160 In-band controller 160 1990
5,225,902 Automatic frequency selection in a bi-directional cable television system 198 1991
5,251,324 Method and apparatus for generating and collecting viewing statistics for remote terminals in a cable television system 290 1991
5,237,610 Independent external security module for a digitally upgradeable television signal decoder 308 1991
5,270,809 Data return for a television transmission system 164 1991
5,247,364 Method and apparatus for tuning data channels in a subscription television system having in-band data transmissions 293 1991
5,420,923 Addressed messaging in a cable television system 202 1993
 
SONY CORPORATION (22)
4,245,252 Television camera having a character display 96 1977
4,272,784 Channel programing apparatus 96 1978
4,306,305 PCM Signal transmitting system with error detecting and correcting capability 122 1979
4,278,993 Color picture-in-picture television receiver 100 1979
4,288,809 Television receiver apparatus for selectively displaying a video picture or alphanumeric data information 187 1980
4,340,903 Television camera 117 1980
4,364,081 Method and apparatus for processing a digital color video signal 103 1981
4,394,691 Remote control system 139 1981
4,475,153 Method and apparatus for automatic control of electronic equipment 143 1981
4,385,324 Wide screen image projection apparatus 91 1981
4,533,949 Subscription television system 107 1982
4,626,909 Video signal recording and reproducing system with automatic channel and time selection 85 1983
4,656,629 Digital signal transmitting and/or receiving system 103 1984
4,620,229 Picture display device 181 1985
4,691,351 Television signal receiving apparatus 219 1985
4,821,032 Communication system for video information apparatus 82 1985
4,787,085 Digital signal transmitting system 155 1987
4,821,102 Video display system with selective display of operating conditions 181 1987
4,805,014 Signal transmission system for a CATV system 155 1987
5,237,417 Apparatus for displaying television receiver operational parameters in a separate area of the screen 153 1991
5,195,134 Transmitting, receiving, and automatic recording system for programs with time and channel information 172 1991
5,212,553 Television receiver with selective menu display 160 1991
 
Zenith Electronics Corporation (21)
4,233,628 NTSC receiver useable with Teletext/Viewdata information 164 1979
4,292,650 Stv Subscriber address system 122 1979
4,333,109 Intelligent teletext decoder 83 1980
4,303,940 Raster manipulated television receiver 88 1980
4,374,437 Variable ramp speed TV tuning system for rapid channel tuning 87 1980
4,393,404 Special services teletext communications system 103 1981
4,388,645 Teletext communication system with timed multipage local memory 162 1981
4,393,376 Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator 122 1981
4,375,651 Selective video reception control system 183 1981
4,460,922 Memory select system for an STV decoder 99 1981
4,458,268 Sync displacement scrambling 91 1982
4,461,032 CATV Service controller 113 1982
4,514,761 Data encryption technique for subscription television system 89 1982
4,456,925 Television/telephone system with automatic dialing 243 1982
4,520,392 Teletext reception indicator 79 1983
4,527,194 Channel assignment for CATV system 186 1983
4,600,921 Full-field teletext system with dynamic addressability 182 1983
4,611,242 Two mode scrambling system using identifier pulse in vertical blanking interval 89 1984
4,633,297 Television receiver having teletext processor with ROM for on-screen message 146 1985
4,677,685 Method and apparatus for downloading a code defining the channel transmission format employed in an addressable CATV system 111 1985
4,768,229 Restrictive access control system 215 1986
 
RCA LICENSING CORPORATION, TWO INDEPENDENCE WAY, PRINCETON, NJ 08540, A CORP. OF DE (20)
4,218,698 TV Graphics and mixing control 177 1979
4,355,415 Tuning mode arrangement useful for restricting channel selection to certain channels 196 1980
4,357,548 Circuit arrangement using emitter coupled logic and integrated injection logic 85 1980
4,386,436 Television remote control system for selectively controlling external apparatus through the AC power line 187 1981
4,464,679 Method and apparatus for operating a microprocessor in synchronism with a video signal 95 1981
4,412,244 Switching circuit for television receiver on-screen display 122 1981
4,405,946 Television signal converting apparatus providing an on-screen tuning display 154 1982
4,510,623 Television channel lockout 187 1982
4,495,654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 220 1983
4,566,034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 196 1983
4,595,951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 129 1983
4,595,952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 133 1983
4,626,892 Television system with menu like function control selection 153 1984
4,641,205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 295 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 84 1984
4,638,181 Signal source selector 91 1984
4,802,114 Programmable remote control transmitter 149 1986
4,737,993 Cable broadcast TV receiver with automatic channel search responsive to mode change 128 1987
4,914,517 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage 159 1989
4,959,720 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability 246 1989
 
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (19)
4,246,611 Digital control system and a method of transmitting control data in such a system 105 1978
4,243,984 Video display processor 138 1979
4,374,395 Video system with picture information and logic signal multiplexing 85 1980
RE31977 Digital computing system having auto-incrementing memory 81 1983
4,639,890 Video display system using memory with parallel and serial access employing selectable cascaded serial shift registers 130 1983
4,663,735 Random/serial access mode selection circuit for a video memory system 163 1983
4,688,197 Control of data access to memory for improved video system 110 1983
4,720,819 Method and apparatus for clearing the memory of a video computer 98 1983
4,747,081 Video display system using memory with parallel and serial access employing serial shift registers selected by column address 132 1983
4,814,756 Video display control system having improved storage of alphanumeric and graphic display data 121 1987
5,072,418 Series maxium/minimum function computing devices, systems and methods 207 1989
5,142,677 Context switching devices, systems and methods 159 1989
5,155,812 Devices and method for generating and using systems, software waitstates on address boundaries in data processing 171 1989
5,163,024 Video display system using memory with parallel and serial access employing serial shift registers selected by column address 102 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 132 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 145 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 129 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 133 1992
5,335,276 Communication system and methods for enhanced information transfer 666 1992
 
Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated (17)
4,379,205 Analog signal scrambling system 90 1979
4,237,484 Technique for transmitting digital data together with a video signal 191 1979
4,381,562 Broadcast type satellite communication systems 138 1980
4,439,761 Terminal generation of dynamically redefinable character sets 114 1981
4,468,701 Video signal actuated switch 84 1981
4,471,164 Stream cipher operation using public key cryptosystem 125 1981
4,425,664 Multiport programmable digital data set 123 1982
4,475,189 Automatic interactive conference arrangement 171 1982
4,488,289 Interface facility for a packet switching system 110 1982
4,491,945 Fast packet switch 227 1982
4,494,230 Fast packet switching system 184 1982
4,539,676 Bulk/interactive data switching system 117 1982
4,512,011 Duplicated network arrays and control facilities for packet switching 106 1982
4,472,801 Distributed prioritized concentrator 96 1983
4,570,930 System, method, and station interface arrangement for playing video game over telephone lines 171 1983
4,558,180 Programmable audio mixer 90 1983
4,763,317 Digital communication network architecture for providing universal information services 425 1985
 
FACEBOOK, INC. (17)
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
2003/0126,250 Systems for communicating current and future activity information among mobile internet users and methods therefor 8 2002
 
U.S. Philips Corporation (16)
4,231,031 Remote control system capable of transmitting the information with the aid of an infra red beam using PPM or an ultrasonic beam using PDM 171 1978
4,271,506 High speed data switching node 78 1979
4,358,790 Electrical data pulse slicing 90 1980
4,306,250 Television receiver arrangement having means for the selective use of separated or locally generated synchronizing signals 101 1980
4,347,532 Picture display device arranged for displaying a mixed picture signal as an interlaced television picture 85 1980
4,454,594 Method and apparatus to secure proprietary operation of computer equipment 255 1981
4,635,121 Arrangement for the programmable control of a radio and/or television receiver 182 1983
4,636,854 Transmission system 81 1984
4,701,794 Television receiver comprising a teletext decoding circuit and a page number memory 174 1985
4,712,105 Remote control hand apparatus for operating different modules 286 1985
4,706,109 Television transmission system 87 1985
4,744,080 Apparatus for receiving digital sound/data information 95 1986
4,931,877 Method and apparatus for producing a test signal for use in a video recorder 82 1988
5,047,867 Interface for a TV-VCR system 467 1989
5,430,552 Device for programming a video recorder and video recorder comprising the device 89 1992
5,223,924 System and method for automatically correlating user preferences with a T.V. program information database 549 1992
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (15)
4,316,055 Stream/block cipher crytographic system 186 1976
4,200,913 Operator controlled programmable keyboard apparatus 173 1977
4,203,166 Cryptographic file security for multiple domain networks 189 1977
4,238,853 Cryptographic communication security for single domain networks 141 1977
4,238,854 Cryptographic file security for single domain networks 150 1977
4,278,973 Video display terminal with partitioned screen 114 1979
4,347,498 Method and means for demand accessing and broadcast transmission among ports in a distributed star network 232 1979
4,319,353 Priority threaded message burst mechanism for TDMA communication 122 1980
4,335,426 Remote processor initialization in a multi-station peer-to-peer intercommunication system 184 1980
4,418,425 Encryption using destination addresses in a TDMA satellite communications network 224 1981
4,577,289 Hardware key-on-disk system for copy-protecting magnetic storage media 205 1983
4,586,134 Computer network system and its use for information unit transmission 146 1984
4,630,262 Method and system for transmitting digitized voice signals as packets of bits 206 1985
4,751,665 Systolic super summation device 78 1986
4,761,646 Method and system for addressing and controlling a network of modems 163 1986
 
Pioneer Electronic Corporation (13)
4,245,245 Interactive CATV system 231 1976
4,317,215 Tuning system for CATV terminal 86 1979
4,286,281 Video format signal recording and reproducing device 101 1979
4,322,745 Television signal scrambling method for CATV system 115 1980
4,408,345 Remote line monitoring method and device for CATV system 100 1980
4,361,903 Data transmission process in a CATV system 91 1980
4,439,784 Power cutting device for terminal units of CATV system 197 1980
4,365,249 Line monitoring device in two-way data communication system 93 1980
4,365,267 Passive data monitor for use with polling pattern generator in CATV system 94 1981
4,455,570 CATV System 138 1981
4,454,538 Data communication in CATV system 115 1982
4,644,396 Gate circuit for central control of CATV system 72 1985
5,465,385 CATV system with an easy program reservation 214 1994
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (9)
4,222,073 Multiplexed information signal receiving system 86 1978
4,249,211 Composite image display apparatus 150 1979
4,318,127 Multiplexed television signal processing system 80 1980
4,434,438 Low cost automatic equalizer 99 1981
4,424,533 Phase distortion detection circuitry for low cost automatic equalizer 92 1981
4,450,442 Display processor for superimposed-picture display system 122 1981
4,614,971 Error eliminating system for teletext 83 1983
4,833,710 Pay television system 179 1987
5,552,833 Transmission system and receiver using teletext information for programming video recorder 137 1992
 
TELEDIFFUSION DE FRANCE (9)
4,213,124 System for digitally transmitting and displaying texts on television screen 99 1977
4,352,011 Subscription card for a videotex receiver 89 1980
4,308,558 Page selection device for videotext system 95 1980
4,354,201 Television system with access control 125 1980
4,368,486 Television system using a marking code superimposed on the picture 104 1981
RE32187 System for digitally transmitting and displaying texts on television screen 114 1981
4,614,972 Teletext receiver 82 1984
5,235,415 Device for the intelligible consultation of data relating to the fees programs of a subscription television and/or radio service 156 1990
5,301,233 Process for the transmission and reception of personalized programs 103 1992
 
NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (8)
4,425,578 Monitoring system and method utilizing signal injection for determining channel reception of video receivers 147 1981
4,630,108 Preprogrammed over-the-air marketing research system 204 1984
4,677,466 Broadcast program identification method and apparatus 472 1985
4,639,779 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of television broadcast programs 275 1985
4,723,302 Method and apparatus for determining channel reception of a receiver 167 1986
4,805,020 Television program transmission verification method and apparatus 356 1987
4,876,736 Method and apparatus for determining channel reception of a receiver 199 1987
4,967,273 Television program transmission verification method and apparatus 324 1989
 
TITAN CORPORATION, THE (8)
4,563,702 Video signal scrambling and descrambling systems 127 1983
4,608,456 Digital audio scrambling system with error conditioning 115 1983
4,634,808 Descrambler subscriber key production system utilizing key seeds stored in descrambler 164 1984
4,712,238 Selective-subscription descrambling 238 1984
4,736,420 Video scrambling by segmenting video information lines 93 1986
4,809,274 Digital audio companding and error conditioning 102 1987
4,792,973 Selective enablement of descramblers 97 1987
4,908,859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 129 1988
 
TV/COM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (8)
4,313,132 Cable TV security means 95 1979
4,323,922 Television coding system with channel level identification 119 1979
4,336,553 Method of coding audio and video signals 104 1980
4,340,906 Video signal coding by video signal polarity reversal on the basis of brightness level comparison 94 1980
4,425,579 Catv converter with keylock to favorite channels 217 1981
4,454,543 Dynamic video scrambling 85 1981
4,424,532 Coding and decoding system for video and audio signals 107 1983
4,688,247 Pay TV scrambling by audio encryption 85 1986
 
RCA Corporation (7)
4,333,107 Jam-resistant TV system 86 1979
4,250,521 Video signal dropout compensator 106 1979
4,335,402 Information transmission during first-equalizing pulse interval in television 87 1980
4,368,483 Video signal defect replacement circuitry 93 1981
4,419,699 Digital on video recording and playback system 95 1981
4,532,540 Teletext set-top converter with transparent mode 87 1983
4,647,974 Station signature system 191 1985
 
TVWORKS, LLC (7)
4,734,764 Cable television system selectively distributing pre-recorded video and audio messages 282 1985
4,792,849 Digital interactive communication system 289 1987
4,829,372 Presentation player 272 1987
5,113,496 Bus interconnection structure with redundancy linking plurality of groups of processors, with servers for each group mounted on chassis 179 1989
5,191,410 Interactive multimedia presentation and communications system 425 1991
5,208,665 Presentation player for an interactive digital communication system 383 1991
5,195,092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system 372 1991
 
HARRIS CORPORATION (6)
4,273,962 Impulse metering of local telephone switching offices via a DAMA DOMSAT communication system 95 1978
4,367,548 Subscriber station for providing multiple services to a subscriber 206 1980
4,449,246 Orderwire communication system 96 1980
4,332,980 Multiple services system using telephone local loop 199 1980
4,449,247 Local orderwire facility for fiber optic communication system 131 1980
4,389,671 Digitally-controlled analog encrypton 217 1980
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (6)
4,383,273 Large scale, single chip integrated circuit television receiver subsystems 82 1980
4,434,323 Scrambler key code synchronizer 155 1981
4,772,887 Individual simulcast station control decoder 77 1983
4,835,777 Radio paging receiver including duplicate page detection and error correction capability 96 1987
4,837,858 Subscriber unit for a trunked voice/data communication system 151 1987
5,222,137 Dynamic encryption key selection for encrypted radio transmissions 120 1991
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (6)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 8 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 8 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 8 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 8 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 8 2002
2006/0200,258 Vehicular information system and method 3 2006
 
AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (5)
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
2009/0132,648 CONTENT DELIVERY AND GLOBAL TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT NETWORK SYSTEM 26 2009
 
INFORMATION RESOURCES, INC. (5)
4,331,973 Panelist response scanning system 151 1980
4,331,974 Cable television with controlled signal substitution 284 1980
4,404,589 Cable television with multi-event signal substitution 167 1980
RE33808 Cable television with multi-event signal substitution 106 1985
4,733,301 Signal matching signal substitution 117 1987
 
INTERTECH HOLDINGS, LLC (5)
4,745,468 System for evaluation and recording of responses to broadcast transmissions 404 1986
4,876,592 System for merchandising and the evaluation of responses to broadcast transmissions 406 1988
4,926,255 System for evaluation of response to broadcast transmissions 420 1988
5,034,807 System for evaluation and rewarding of responses and predictions 543 1989
5,057,915 System and method for attracting shoppers to sales outlets 378 1990
 
Nippon Electric Co., Ltd. (5)
4,215,369 Digital transmission system for television video signals 153 1978
4,247,947 Mobile radio data communication system 97 1979
4,392,135 Paging receivers 114 1980
4,382,256 Paging receiver with display 126 1980
4,500,987 Loop transmission system 179 1982
 
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 86 1980
4,488,179 Television viewing center system 476 1981
4,503,538 Method and system to recognize change in the storage characteristics of a programmable memory 91 1982
4,513,324 Television scanning of wide frame motion picture films 87 1982
4,786,979 Method and system for picture-correct transfer of motion picture film scenes to magnetic tape 87 1986
 
STARSIGHT TELECAST, INC. (5)
4,706,121 TV schedule system and process 1114 1986
4,977,455 System and process for VCR scheduling 783 1988
5,151,789 System and method for automatic, unattended recording of cable television programs 571 1991
5,353,121 Television schedule system 800 1993
5,532,754 Background television schedule system 528 1994
 
Westinghouse Electric Corp. (5)
4,266,243 Scrambling system for television sound signals 133 1979
4,318,125 Solid state digital audio scrambler system for teletransmission of audio intelligence through a television system 110 1979
4,625,235 Remote control switching of television sources 148 1983
4,638,359 Remote control switching of television sources 123 1983
4,775,935 Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order 480 1986
 
COMSAT CORPORATION (4)
4,365,110 Multiple-destinational cryptosystem for broadcast networks 104 1979
4,484,027 Security system for SSTV encryption 167 1981
4,620,224 Video scrambling technique for multiplexed analog component formats 83 1985
RE33189 Security system for SSTV encryption 178 1989
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (4)
4,377,870 Electronic audience polling system 157 1978
4,290,141 Electronic voting system 157 1979
4,396,915 Automatic meter reading and control system 191 1980
4,745,598 Method and apparatus for maintaining a dynamic logical ring in a token passing LAN 90 1985
 
INTERACTIVE NETWORKS, INC. (4)
4,592,546 Game of skill playable by remote participants in conjunction with a live event 413 1984
5,013,038 method of evaluating data relating to a common subject 137 1989
5,083,800 Game of skill or chance playable by several participants remote from each other in conjunction with a common event 356 1990
5,120,076 Method of evaluating data relating to a common subject 139 1991
 
Payview Limited (4)
4,329,711 Apparatus for encoding of information 85 1979
4,396,947 Apparatus for encoding of information 103 1980
4,430,669 Transmitting and receiving apparatus for permitting the transmission and reception of multi-tier subscription programs 155 1981
4,716,588 Addressable subscription television system having multiple scrambling modes 116 1985
 
PROHS, JOHN RICHARD (4)
4,837,799 Telephone line communications control system 161 1988
4,907,260 Telephone line communications control system 97 1989
5,067,149 Telephone line communications control system with dynamic call streaming 99 1989
5,267,305 Transparent inband signaling 95 1991
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy (4)
4,199,809 Programmable data terminal set 95 1976
4,196,448 TV bandwidth reduction system using a hybrid discrete cosine DPCM 169 1978
5,111,401 Navigational control system for an autonomous vehicle 254 1990
5,062,136 Telecommunications system and method 167 1990
 
TV ANSWER, INC. (4)
4,591,906 Wireless transmission from the television set to the television station 163 1985
4,755,871 Control of rf answer pulses in a TV answer back system 124 1986
5,101,267 Wide area real-time T-V audience polling system with local area stations linked by satellite 152 1989
5,291,554 Shared-price custom video rentals via interactive TV 254 1992
 
ACTV, INC. (3)
4,847,698 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays 252 1987
4,847,699 Method for providing an interactive full motion synched compatible audio/visual television display 173 1987
4,847,700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 261 1987
 
AMPEX CORPORATION (3)
4,532,547 Video device synchronization system 164 1982
4,731,679 Method and apparatus for transporting a recording medium with an adaptive velocity change profile 88 1984
4,692,819 Method and apparatus for controlling the position of a transported web 98 1986
 
AT&T Bell Laboratories (3)
5,327,421 Apparatus for interfacing between telecommunications call signals and broadband signals 329 1992
5,345,445 Establishing telecommunications calls in a broadband network 292 1992
5,345,446 Establishing telecommunications call paths in broadband communication networks 311 1992
 
CALOF, LAWRENCE, AGENT FOR NOLAN K. BUSHNELL (3)
4,264,924 Dedicated channel interactive cable television system 339 1979
4,573,072 Method for expanding interactive CATV displayable choices for a given channel capacity 367 1984
4,602,279 Method for providing targeted profile interactive CATV displays 508 1984
 
CTBA Associates (3)
4,566,030 Television viewer data collection system 270 1983
4,546,382 Television and market research data collection system and method 319 1983
4,658,290 Television and market research data collection system and method 211 1984
 
ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING RESOURCES, INC. (3)
4,827,508 Database usage metering and protection system and method 918 1985
4,977,594 Database usage metering and protection system and method 735 1989
5,050,213 Database usage metering and protection system and method 644 1990
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (3)
4,225,967 Broadcast acknowledgement method and system 271 1978
4,589,064 System for controlling key storage unit which controls access to main storage 165 1983
4,809,267 Packet data communication system with ring type transmission line 93 1987
 
HITACHI, LTD. (3)
4,434,464 Memory protection system for effecting alteration of protection information without intervention of control program 161 1981
5,027,400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 662 1989
2005/0204,105 Remote copy system 2 2004
 
Independent Broadcasting Authority (3)
4,394,687 Apparatus for decoding digital information processed for inclusion in wide band T.V. video signal 91 1980
4,611,227 Decoder for digital information T.V. signal 98 1982
4,736,422 Encrypted broadcast television system 239 1985
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
4,751,732 Broadcasting system 152 1985
4,954,899 Reception control apparatus for a television receiver 86 1988
4,891,703 Method and system for determining video program system signals 89 1988
 
Keycom Electronic Publishing (3)
4,649,533 Method and apparatus for retrieving remotely located information 181 1983
4,768,144 Method and apparatus for retrieving information distributed over nonconsecutive pages 127 1986
4,935,870 Apparatus for downloading macro programs and executing a downloaded macro program responding to activation of a single key 264 1988
 
MAAST, INC., A CORP. OF DELAWARE (3)
4,398,216 Multiple signal transmission method and system, particularly for television 144 1980
4,410,911 Multiple signal transmission method and system, particularly for television 101 1982
4,600,942 Secure coding and decoding system and method for television program signals 94 1984
 
MARTIN, JOHN R. (3)
4,225,884 Method and system for subscription television billing and access 206 1978
4,405,942 Method and system for secure transmission and reception of video information, particularly for television 125 1982
4,528,589 Method and system for subscription television billing and access 204 1984
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (3)
4,694,490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 592 1981
4,704,725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 335 1986
4,965,825 Signal processing apparatus and methods 413 1987
 
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (3)
4,251,691 Picture/audio signal transmission system 97 1978
4,538,176 Buffer memory dispersion type video/audio transmission system 140 1979
4,518,989 Buffer memory dispersion type video/audio transmission system with spatially and timewise divided inter-office junction lines 133 1982
 
ORION INVESTMENT CORPORATION (3)
4,839,917 Universal line status monitoring and response system 136 1987
5,202,916 Signal proessing circuit for use in telemetry devices 91 1990
5,235,634 Apparatus and method for activating an inbound telemetry device 153 1990
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (3)
5,109,414 Signal processing apparatus and methods 335 1990
5,233,654 Signal processing apparatus and methods 351 1992
5,335,277 Signal processing appparatus and methods 477 1993
 
RESPONSE REWARDS SYSTEMS, L.C. (3)
5,128,752 System and method for generating and redeeming tokens 653 1990
5,283,734 System and method of communication with authenticated wagering participation 416 1991
5,227,874 Method for measuring the effectiveness of stimuli on decisions of shoppers 672 1991
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (3)
4,400,587 Overflow and diversion to a foreign switch 161 1981
4,443,660 System and method for encrypting a voice signal 97 1982
4,496,976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 187 1982
 
SHIELDIP, INC. (3)
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 2 2003
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 2 2003
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 2 2003
 
SISVEL S.P.A., ROME, VIA 4 FONTANE NO. 20 (3)
4,270,145 Television set which displays analog data relevant to the operation of the television set on its video display 146 1979
4,344,090 Television set with picture-storage means 140 1979
4,600,918 Equipment for reproduction of alphanumerical data 96 1982
 
SUPERGUIDE CORPORATION, THE (3)
4,751,578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 622 1985
5,038,211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 619 1989
5,293,357 Method and apparatus for controlling a television program recording device 311 1990
 
THE WEATHER CHANNEL, LLC (3)
4,725,886 Communications system having an addressable receiver 141 1983
4,916,539 Communications system having receivers which can be addressed in selected classes 120 1989
5,140,419 Communications system 226 1989
 
World Video Library, Inc. (3)
4,590,516 Recorded program communication system 141 1982
4,521,806 Recorded program communication system 142 1982
4,567,512 Recorded program communication system 231 1983
 
A.C. NIELSEN COMPANY (2)
4,943,963 Data collection and transmission system with real time clock 155 1988
4,888,638 System for substituting television programs transmitted via telephone lines 200 1988
 
ABB POWER T&D COMPANY, INC., A DE CORP. (2)
4,250,489 Distribution network communication system having branch connected repeaters 187 1978
4,427,968 Distribution network communication system with flexible message routes 128 1981
 
ARBITRON INC. (2)
4,816,904 Television and market research data collection system and method 359 1987
4,912,552 Distributed monitoring system 218 1988
 
BARON, MARCI R. (2)
4,931,871 Method of and system for identification and verification of broadcasted program segments 220 1988
4,945,412 Method of and system for identification and verification of broadcasting television and radio program segments 318 1989
 
BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (2)
4,329,684 Apparatus using a light sensing system for sensing time modulated information from a light emitting device 256 1980
4,885,579 Device for the remote control of a videorecorder or a videoreceiver 121 1988
 
Chaparral Communications, Inc. (2)
4,414,516 Polarized signal receiver system 98 1981
RE32835 Polarized signal receiver system 80 1985
 
CII-HONEYWELL BULL (2)
4,316,245 Apparatus and method for semaphore initialization in a multiprocessing computer system for process synchronization 170 1978
4,395,757 Process synchronization utilizing semaphores 156 1981
 
Codart, Inc. (2)
4,305,101 Method and apparatus for selectively recording a broadcast 222 1979
4,598,288 Apparatus for controlling the reception of transmitted programs 276 1983
 
Communications Patents Limited (2)
4,302,771 Wire broadcasting system with subscriber controlled switched program selection 118 1980
4,538,174 Two-way subscriber TV system with multiple subscriber's sets 207 1983
 
COMVERGE, INC. (2)
4,780,910 Display for a remote receiver in an electrical utility load management system 121 1985
5,099,348 Display for remote receiver in a utility management system 116 1988
 
DALLAS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (2)
4,319,079 Crypto microprocessor using block cipher 247 1980
4,433,207 Cryptographic decoder for computer programs 259 1981
 
DEUTSCHE THOMSON-BRANDT GMBH (2)
4,841,386 Cassette recorder with recording programming 97 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 83 1989
 
E-SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
4,216,497 Apparatus for monitoring a multichannel receiver 98 1976
4,388,644 Apparatus for monitoring a multichannel receiver 105 1980
 
Explore Technology, Inc. (2)
5,057,932 Audio/video transceiver apparatus including compression means, random access storage means, and microwave transceiver means 344 1989
5,164,839 Method for handling audio/video source information 222 1991
 
FAST-TRAX INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INC. (2)
4,426,698 Television digital data frame with error detection 82 1981
4,422,093 Television burst service 93 1983
 
Feature Film Services (2)
4,215,366 Subscriber-limited reception television broadcast security encoder-decoder system 164 1979
RE31735 Subscriber-limited reception television broadcast security encoder-decoder system 96 1982
 
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 106 1982
4,677,434 Access control system for transmitting data from a central station to a plurality of receiving stations and method therefor 250 1984
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4,930,158 Selective video playing system 356 1988
4,930,160 Automatic censorship of video programs 292 1988
 
HASHIMOTO CORPORATION (2)
4,745,549 Method of and apparatus for optimal scheduling of television programming to maximize customer satisfaction 180 1986
5,075,771 Method of and apparatus for optimal scheduling of television programming to maximize customer satisfaction 292 1990
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
4,498,098 Apparatus for combining a video signal with graphics and text from a computer 138 1982
4,599,611 Interactive computer-based information display system 203 1982
 
INDEX SYSTEMS, INC. (2)
4,908,713 VCR Programmer 512 1988
5,420,647 T.V. viewing and recording system 154 1993
 
INTERACITIVE CHANNEL TECHNOLOGIES (2)
4,941,040 Cable television system selectively distributing pre-recorded video and audio messages 201 1988
5,014,125 Television system for the interactive distribution of selectable video presentations 545 1989
 
ITT CORPORATION (2)
4,283,602 Cryptographically secure communication system 89 1968
4,677,611 Apparatus and method for executing communication protocol conversions 135 1985
 
JDA SOFTWARE GROUP (2)
2002/0169,657 Supply chain demand forecasting and planning 57 2001
2002/0169,657 Supply chain demand forecasting and planning 57 2001
 
Joyce Communications Systems, Inc. (2)
4,785,420 Audio/telephone communication system for verbally handicapped 109 1986
4,908,845 Audio/telephone communication system for verbally handicapped 108 1988
 
L'ETAT FRANCAIS, REPRESENTE PAR LE SECRETAIRE D'ETAT AUX POSTES ET TELECOMMUNICATIONS ET A LA TELEDIFFUSION (CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS) (2)
4,290,062 System for digital transmission and text display 98 1979
4,361,848 System for digitally transmitting and displaying data on television receiver screen 140 1979
 
MANITOBA TELEPHONE SYSTEM, THE (2)
4,430,731 Video and data distribution module with subscriber terminal 166 1981
4,484,218 Video distribution control system 200 1981
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
4,748,560 Occupancy control system for plural serial buses 106 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 85 1993
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
5,148,482 Layered session data unit frame 81 1991
5,185,796 Encryption synchronization combined with encryption key identification 123 1991
 
NEC CORPORATION (2)
4,658,292 Enciphering key distribution system for subscription TV broadcast or catv system 91 1983
5,534,883 Video signal interface 144 1993
 
NINTENDO CO., LTD. (2)
4,305,131 Dialog between TV movies and human viewers 542 1980
4,333,152 TV Movies that talk back 252 1980
 
NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED (2)
4,378,470 Interface circuits for connection to non-dedicated telephone lines 145 1981
4,782,387 Two-channel coding of digital signals 104 1986
 
NORTHERN TELECOM LIMITED (2)
4,396,946 Transmission of data with a video signal 92 1981
4,388,643 Method of controlling scrambling and unscrambling in a pay TV system 139 1981
 
Northrop Corporation (2)
4,224,678 Method and apparatus for implementing a processor based on the rationalized Haar transform for the purpose of real time compression of video data 96 1976
4,189,748 Video bandwidth reduction system using a two-dimensional transformation, and an adaptive filter with error correction 104 1977
 
NPD Research, Inc. (2)
4,355,372 Market survey data collection method 261 1980
4,603,232 Rapid market survey collection and dissemination method 260 1984
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4,857,999 Video monitoring system 242 1988
5,374,951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 255 1993
 
Radio Telecom & Technology, Inc. (2)
4,750,036 Interactive television and data transmission system 255 1986
5,177,604 Interactive television and data transmission system 234 1988
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (2)
4,707,828 Multiaccess communication system 98 1985
4,887,296 Cryptographic system for direct broadcast satellite system 206 1987
 
ROSE, DAVID W. (2)
4,489,220 Test set 93 1983
4,540,849 Meter interface unit for utility meter reading system 110 1983
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (2)
4,494,156 Selectable format computer disk copier machine 165 1982
5,432,558 Circuit and method for transmitting/receiving a code-inserted video signal 98 1993
 
SANDERS ASSOCIATES, INC. (2)
4,186,413 Apparatus for receiving encoded messages on the screen of a television receiver and for redisplay thereof on the same receiver screen in a readable format 175 1977
4,310,854 Television captioning system 106 1979
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (2)
4,461,002 Digital signal receiver 82 1982
4,879,611 Record mode setting apparatus responsive to transmitted code containing time-start information 171 1987
 
Shelton Video Editors, Inc. (2)
4,390,904 Automatic circuit and method for editing commercial messages from television signals 158 1979
4,752,834 Reciprocating recording method and apparatus for controlling a video recorder so as to edit commercial messages from a recorded television signal 148 1981
 
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 99 1988
5,187,797 Machine interface system with hierarchal menus allowing user sequencing and selection of menu items by actuation of three switches 158 1989
 
STANDARD MICROSYSTEMS CORPORATION (2)
4,513,174 Software security method using partial fabrication of proprietary control word decoders and microinstruction memories 162 1981
4,866,706 Token-passing local area network with improved throughput 90 1987
 
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC (2)
2004/0177,319 Computer system for automatic organization, indexing and viewing of information from multiple sources 6 2003
2004/0177,319 Computer system for automatic organization, indexing and viewing of information from multiple sources 6 2003
 
TELDATA ACQUISITION, LLC (2)
4,578,536 Centerpoint automatic meter reading system 110 1983
4,710,919 Multiplex system for automatic meter reading 101 1983
 
TELEGENICS, INC. (2)
5,485,509 Telemetry device including a dynamic off-hook detector 86 1993
5,488,654 Telemetry device including a dynamic off-hook detector capable of operationg in a pulse-dialing environment 85 1993
 
The Marconi Company Limited (2)
4,232,193 Message signal scrambling apparatus 156 1978
4,318,047 Detection of narrow pulses 86 1979
 
The TeleMine Company, Inc. (2)
4,325,078 Pay per view television control device 111 1979
4,358,672 Pay per view television control device 199 1980
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (2)
4,680,797 Secure digital speech communication 106 1984
4,636,858 Extracting digital data from a bus and multiplexing it with a video signal 114 1984
 
Thomson-CSF (2)
4,318,128 Process and device for retrieving digital data in the presence of noise and distortions 105 1980
4,550,407 Method of analyzing broadcast data, a network analyzer implementing such a method, and receiver equipment using such an analyzer 87 1983
 
TIME WARNER ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY, L.P. (2)
4,222,068 Subscription television apparatus and methods 132 1978
4,684,980 System for controlling communications on a cable television network 97 1984
 
TV/COM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
4,531,020 Multi-layer encryption system for the broadcast of encrypted information 276 1982
4,531,021 Two level encripting of RF signals 134 1984
 
UNISYS CORPORATION (2)
4,307,446 Digital communication networks employing speed independent switches 127 1979
4,287,592 Method and apparatus for interfacing stations in a multiloop communications system 165 1979
 
VTRAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
4,890,320 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 233 1988
4,995,078 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 280 1989
 
A T & E Corporation (1)
5,016,273 Dual communication mode video tape recorder 134 1989
 
ACACIA MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5,132,992 Audio and video transmission and receiving system 635 1991
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5,093,718 Interactive home information system 418 1990
 
AGB Television Research (1)
4,885,632 System and methods for monitoring TV viewing system including a VCR and/or a cable converter 228 1988
 
ALCATEL BELL-SDT S.A. (1)
4,413,281 Method for simultaneous teletext and analog signal transmission 133 1981
 
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 260 1983
 
Alpex Computer Corp. (1)
4,253,157 Data access system wherein subscriber terminals gain access to a data bank by telephone lines 202 1978
 
ALPHANET HOSPITALITY SYSTEMS INC. (1)
4,713,837 Communication network 201 1985
 
AMERICAN TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY (1)
4,887,172 Apparatus and method for cueing a video tape recorder 80 1987
 
American Telephone and Telegraph Company, AT&T Bell Laboratories (1)
4,897,867 Method of and an arrangement for forwarding a customer order 197 1988
 
AMTOTE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
D302178 Video self-service terminal 83 1986
 
ARVIS CORPORATION, INC. (1)
4,724,491 Inserting television advertising spots automatically 172 1984
 
AT & T TECHNOLOGIES, INC., (1)
4,306,289 Digital computer having code conversion apparatus for an encrypted program 187 1980
 
Atalla Corporation (1)
4,588,991 File access security method and means 236 1983
 
Atalla Technovations (1)
4,304,990 Multilevel security apparatus and method 128 1980
 
BELL & HOWELL COMPANY (1)
4,578,718 Control arrangement and method for video tape recorder 106 1983
 
BELL CANADA RESEARCH LTD., 1050 BEAVER HALL HILL, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA, H3C 3G4 (1)
4,390,898 Scrambling and unscrambling video signals in a pay TV system 182 1981
 
BETTER EDUCATION INC. (1)
5,002,491 Electronic classroom system enabling interactive self-paced learning 400 1989
 
Blaupunkt-Werke GmbH (1)
4,476,573 Radio link remote control signaling system, and method 92 1982
 
BLONDER TONGUE LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
4,494,142 Method of and apparatus for scrambled television program addressable subscription selection and decoding 101 1981
 
BLOOM, LEONARD (1)
4,782,401 Editing method and apparatus for commercials during video recording 151 1981
 
Bodyguard Technologies, Inc. (1)
5,266,944 Electronic system and method for monitoring abusers for compliance with a protective order 281 1991
 
BRITISH TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED (1)
4,634,807 Software protection device 260 1985
 
BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY (1)
4,709,418 Wideband cable network 227 1983
 
BROWN BOVERI CORPORATION, A NY CORP ( MERGED INTO) (1)
4,360,881 Energy consumption control system and method 124 1980
 
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5,414,773 CATV systems 242 1993
 
CLAAS OHG BESCHRAENKT HAFTENDE OFFENE HANDELSGESELLSCHAFT (1)
5,351,970 Methods and apparatus for playing bingo over a wide geographic area 424 1992
 
Clarion Co., Inc. (1)
4,369,462 Coding system for pay television 89 1980
 
CLARION CO., LTD. (1)
4,250,524 Validation apparatus in a pay television system 98 1979
 
Club Theatre Network, Inc. (1)
4,974,252 Interactive commercial/entertainment network 178 1988
 
Colorado Video, Incorporated (1)
4,400,717 Color slow-scan TV system and method 108 1981
 
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 100 1985
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (1)
5,133,079 Method and apparatus for distribution of movies 392 1990
 
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
4,320,256 Verbally interactive telephone interrogation system with selectible variable decision tree 218 1979
 
Compagnie Internationale pour l'Informatique CII-Honeywell Bull (Societe Anonyme) (1)
4,467,139 Process and system for transmission of signed messages 151 1981
 
COMPUTER PLANNING, INC. (1)
4,262,329 Security system for data processing 267 1978
 
COMSONICS, INC. (1)
4,237,486 Compatible transmission of an encoded signal with a television 89 1978
 
COOPER INDUSTRIES, INC. (1)
4,415,771 Public alert and advisory systems 127 1981
 
Corban International, Ltd. (1)
4,446,519 Method and apparatus for providing security for computer software 279 1981
 
Cordura Marketing, Inc. (1)
4,201,887 Data telecommunications terminal 152 1978
 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1)
4,425,581 System for overlaying a computer generated video signal on an NTSC video signal 214 1981
 
CPT, Ltd. (1)
4,597,058 Cartridge programming system 284 1983
 
Crypto AG (1)
4,369,333 Method and apparatus for enciphering and deciphering of information 78 1980
 
DAINIPPON INK AND CHEMICALS, INC. (1)
4,616,262 Method and apparatus for forming a combined image signal 102 1983
 
DIGITAL CHOICE OF TEXAS, L.L.C., A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5,172,111 Stored media screening device 239 1989
 
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
4,215,370 Satellite video multiplexing communications system 105 1978
 
Digital Data, Inc. (1)
4,196,310 Secure SCA broadcasting system including subscriber actuated portable receiving terminals 172 1977
 
DISCOVISION ASSOCIATES (1)
4,495,623 Digital data storage in video format 88 1982
 
DISPLAY LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
5,216,504 Automatic precision video monitor alignment system 162 1991
 
DONALD, THOMAS CHRISTOPHER (1)
4,471,163 Software protection system 267 1981
 
DUPLITRONICS, INC. (1)
4,410,917 Method of and apparatus for recording information from a master medium onto a slave medium employing digital techniques 139 1981
 
Dynacom International, Inc. (1)
4,338,628 Scrambled video communication system 113 1979
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
4,583,128 Continuous tone recording system incorporating feedback control circuit 98 1984
 
ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5,351,130 Satellite receiver with improved memory back-up and loading capabilities 91 1993
 
Electronic-Werke Deutschland GmbH (1)
4,993,003 Apparatus for updating time-of-day information in a signal 89 1989
 
EMAX ELECTRONIC MODULES CORPORATION MC CORMICK RD BOX 141 TIMONIUM MD 21093 A MD CORP (1)
4,236,217 Energy utilization or consumption recording arrangement 147 1979
 
ENSCO, INC. (1)
4,450,531 Broadcast signal recognition system and method 298 1982
 
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 86 1987
 
EXCEL BANK (1)
4,789,863 Pay per view entertainment system 199 1988
 
FDR INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES (1)
4,939,773 Multiple party telephone control system 163 1989
 
Fernseh Inc. (1)
4,646,075 System and method for a data processing pipeline 114 1983
 
FNN (1)
5,045,848 Method of encoding market data and transmitting by radio to a plurality of receivers 144 1987
 
FORD MOTOR COMPANY (1)
4,284,976 Interface between communication channel segments 92 1979
 
FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
4,388,664 Apparatus for protecting vacuum interrupter type on-line tap changer 29 1981
 
FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. (1)
4,338,643 Magnetic recording disc and method of making same 70 1980
 
FUJIFILM ELECTRONIC IMAGING LIMITED (1)
5,254,977 Color display 96 1992
 
GARNET DIGITAL, LLC (1)
5,327,554 Interactive terminal for the access of remote database information 251 1990
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5,283,819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 447 1991
 
GBSB ASSOCIATES, A MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL PARTNERSHIP COMPRISING OF (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS) (1)
4,393,277 Remote tuner control system 149 1981
 
GEMSTAR DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (1)
5,307,173 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for television program record scheduling 313 1992
 
GENERAL COMPANY LIMITEDA CORP OF JAPAN (1)
4,580,165 Graphic video overlay system providing stable computer graphics overlayed with video image 127 1984
 
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 158 1990
 
GIDDINGS & LEWIS, INC. (1)
4,225,918 System for entering information into and taking it from a computer from a remote location 98 1977
 
Goldstar Co., Ltd. (1)
5,181,113 Method of storing and editing data in a television system and apparatus therefor 135 1991
 
GRANGER, J. WELDON (1)
4,199,781 Program schedule displaying system 98 1976
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
4,547,804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 423 1983
 
Grundig E.M.V. (1)
4,334,242 Remote control television with external data bus connection 123 1980
 
Grundig E.M.V. ElektroMechanische Versuchsanstalt Max Grundig Holland, Stiftung & Co. (1)
4,843,482 Device for recording satellite TV broadcasts 110 1987
 
GRUNDIG E.M.V. HOLLAND. STIFTUNG & CO KG (1)
4,989,104 Apparatus for recording and quickly retrieving video signal parts on a magnetic tape 117 1990
 
GTE AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC LABORATORIES INCORPORATED (1)
4,330,794 Multichannel subscription television system 93 1980
 
GTE MAIN STREET INCORPORATED (1)
4,616,263 Video subsystem for a hybrid videotex facility 156 1985
 
GTE Products Corporation (1)
4,214,273 Circuit for indicating antenna signal input level on television receiver screen 101 1979
 
H. LEE BROWNE D/B/A GREENWICH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES (1)
5,253,275 Audio and video transmission and receiving system 412 1992
 
HEINRICH-HERTZ-INSTITUT FUR NACHRICHTENTECHNIK BERLIN GMBH (1)
4,290,142 Interactive cable television system 199 1979
 
HER MAJESTY IN RIGHT OF CANADA AS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS (1)
4,414,621 Interactive visual communications system 180 1981
 
Hokuryo Denko Co., Ltd. (1)
4,486,773 CATV Pay system 103 1982
 
Hollyanne Corp. (1)
4,575,750 Communications apparatus for use with cable television systems 115 1984
 
Home Life Insurance Co. (1)
4,253,114 High security subscription television system employing real time control of subscriber's program reception 109 1978
 
HOME VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC., A CORP. OF PA (1)
5,016,272 Home video system 205 1989
 
Honeywell Inc. (1)
4,680,581 Local area network special function frames 107 1985
 
Hughes Aircraft Company (1)
5,276,678 Distributed switching and telephone conferencing system 130 1990
 
IDR, Inc. (1)
4,199,656 Digital video signal processor with distortion correction 91 1976
 
ILLINOIS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, L.L.C. (1)
4,692,817 Programmed conversation recording system 108 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 184 1982
 
Independent Television Companies Association (1)
4,205,343 Television system transmitting enciphered data signals during field blanking interval 164 1976
 
INFO TELECOM (1)
5,252,077 Process for materializing virtual interactivity between an individual and a data support 77 1991
 
INTERACTIVE CABLE TECHNOLOGY, C/O TECHNOLOGY FUNDING INC., GENERAL PARTNERSHIP, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
4,509,073 Two-way cable-television system 127 1982
 
INTERACTIVE HEALTH NETWORK, INC. (1)
4,855,842 Dedicated programmable controller for interactive video disc system 153 1987
 
INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,807,031 Interactive video method and apparatus 626 1987
 
INTERCABLE NETWORD INC A CA CORP (1)
4,507,680 One way interactive multisubscriber communication system 135 1982
 
INTERCAVLE NETWORK INC A CA CORP (1)
4,264,925 Interactive cable television system 307 1979
 
International Computers Limited (1)
4,641,307 Data packet transmission using shared channel 104 1984
 
IRD, Inc. (1)
RE32326 Row grabbing system 88 1983
 
ITT WORLD COMMUNICATIONS, INC., 100 PLAZA DRIVE, SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY, A CORP. OF DE (1)
RE31182 Packet-switched data communication system 128 1979
 
JAMES N. ROTHBARTH (1)
4,945,563 Video system and method for controlled viewing and videotaping 195 1988
 
Jerrold Electronics Corporation (1)
4,247,106 System arrangement for distribution and use of video games 188 1978
 
JOHN G. LERT, JR. (1)
4,230,990 Broadcast program identification method and system 526 1979
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4,963,994 VCR programmer 399 1990
 
Kavouras; Stephen P. (1)
4,347,618 Apparatus for processing weather radar information 137 1980
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4,754,326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 339 1983
 
Klayh; John A. (1)
5,083,271 Tournament data system with game score communication between remote player terminal and central computer 572 1988
 
KOKUSAI DENSHIN DENWA KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,217,609 Adaptive predictive coding system for television signals 146 1979
 
L'Etat Francais, represente par le Ministre des P.T.A. (Centre National d'Et (1)
4,496,975 One-way data transmission systems 87 1982
 
L'ETAT FRANCAIS, REPRESENTE PAR SECRETAIRE D'ETAT POSTES ET TELECOMMUNICATIONS (CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES DES TELECOMMUNICATION) (1)
4,337,483 Text video-transmission system provided with means for controlling access to the information 241 1980
 
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 352 1980
 
Le Materiel Telephonique Thomson-CSF (1)
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4,449,145 Intelligent teletext decoder 87 1983
 
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4,402,009 Method and apparatus for enhancing an incomplete, limited bandwidth picture generated by an image sensor 82 1981
 
LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION (1)
4,359,223 Interactive video playback system 79 1979
 
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4,476,535 System for monitoring, transmitting and conditioning of information gathered at selected locations 107 1981
 
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4,451,700 Automatic audience survey system 149 1982
 
MAAST PARTNERS LTD, A CALIFORNIA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (1)
4,484,217 Method and system for remote reporting, particularly for pay television billing 289 1982
 
MACROVISION CORPORATION (1)
4,506,387 Programming-on-demand cable system and method 391 1983
 
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD. (1)
4,337,485 Broadcast teletext system 97 1980
 
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4,302,775 Digital video compression system and methods utilizing scene adaptive coding with rate buffer feedback 382 1978
 
Mannesmann Aktiengesellschaft (1)
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4,868,866 Broadcast data distribution system 320 1988
 
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4,315,282 Write and edit circuitry for electronic marking of displayed TV signal images 97 1980
 
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4,813,011 Data processing peripheral subsystems having a controller and a plurality of peripheral devices 92 1985
 
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Metalink Corporation (1)
5,313,618 Shared bus in-circuit emulator system and method 166 1992
 
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4,535,355 Method and apparatus for scrambling and unscrambling data streams using encryption and decryption 171 1982
 
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Millicom Incorporated (1)
4,383,257 Message communication system with message storage 144 1980
 
Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1)
4,706,282 Decoder for a recorder-decoder system 105 1985
 
MLMC, LTD. (1)
4,411,017 Secure mobile telephone system 133 1980
 
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4,343,042 Bi-directional data transmission and control system 194 1979
 
MUSIC SEMICONDUCTORS CORPORATION (1)
4,228,543 Programmable television receiver controllers 182 1978
 
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 259 1990
 
National Information Utilities Corporation (1)
4,768,087 Education utility 245 1985
 
NATIONAL RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE (1)
4,893,248 Monitoring and reporting system for remote terminals 273 1987
 
NESTRONIX ACQUISITION, LLC (1)
4,450,481 Tamper-resistant, expandable communications system 167 1981
 
Newspager Corporation of America (1)
4,845,491 Pager based information system 279 1987
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4,429,385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 366 1981
 
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 273 1983
 
NEXTLEVEL SYSTEM OF DELAWARE (1)
5,010,571 Metering retrieval of encrypted data stored in customer data retrieval terminal 395 1986
 
NICATIONS) (1)
4,420,833 Unidirectional data transmission system 94 1980
 
NOBELTECH SYSTEMS AB (1)
4,477,830 Picture display arrangement 137 1982
 
NOKIA MOBILE PHONES LTD. (1)
2002/0172,293 Non-zero complex weighted space-time code for multiple antenna transmission 18 2001
 
NOKIA UNTERHALTUNGSELEKTRONIK (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH (1)
5,231,493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 194 1990
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4,908,707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 344 1988
 
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4,353,088 Coding and decoding system for video and audio signals 102 1980
 
OCLC ONLINE COMPUTER LIBRARY CENTER, INC. (1)
4,451,701 Viewdata system and apparatus 202 1983
 
OMEGA TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC., A TEXAS CORP. (1)
4,203,130 Information displaying system 190 1977
 
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5,303,042 Computer-implemented method and apparatus for remote educational instruction 222 1992
 
ONLINE RESOURCES CORPORATION (1)
5,220,501 Method and system for remote delivery of retail banking services 1367 1989
 
OPTA SYSTEMS LLC (1)
4,768,110 Video cassette recorder having dual decks for selective simultaneous functions 178 1987
 
PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA (1)
2003/0193,657 Range finder device and camera 3 2003
 
PARENTAL GUIDE COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
4,888,796 Program material screening device 196 1987
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4,605,964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 341 1983
 
PEERS, JOHN (1)
4,689,022 System for control of a video storage means by a programmed processor 214 1984
 
PELUGEOT OUTILLAGE ELECTRIQUE (1)
4,422,486 Trimming machine 86 1981
 
PENTA SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, IN., A CORP OF MD (1)
4,458,315 Apparatus and method for preventing unauthorized use of computer programs 295 1982
 
PERKINS, JOHN D. (1)
4,849,817 Video system, method and apparatus for incorporating audio or data in video scan intervals 115 1988
 
PIONEER VIDEO CORPORATION (1)
4,580,779 Picture information processing system 57 1982
 
PLESSEY TELECOMMUNICATIONS & OFFICE SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
4,573,151 Interface unit for telephone system having remote units 81 1984
 
POLYMETERS RESPONSE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (1)
4,351,028 Meters for measuring electrical energy consumption 105 1980
 
Postron Corp. (1)
4,695,880 Electronic information dissemination system 269 1985
 
PPG INDUSTRIES OHIO, INC. (1)
4,295,155 Gray scale sync video processing system 92 1979
 
Prentice Corporation (1)
4,596,021 Modem for switching between voice and data communications on a single telephone call 111 1984
 
PREVIEW SOFTWARE (1)
4,658,093 Software distribution system 758 1983
 
PRS Corporation (1)
4,969,209 Broadcast receiver capable of selecting stations based upon geographical location and program format 127 1988
 
Pueblo Technologies, Inc. (1)
4,685,056 Computer security device 187 1985
 
Quantel Limited (1)
4,774,583 Video signal processing systems 93 1985
 
Quanticon Inc. (1)
4,275,411 Dither-quantized signalling for color television 107 1978
 
R. D. Percy & Company (1)
4,646,145 Television viewer reaction determining systems 170 1980
 
RACAL-DATACOM, INC. (1)
4,385,384 Modem diagnostic and control system 165 1981
 
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 131 1981
 
RAINBOW TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,593,353 Software protection method and apparatus 230 1981
 
RCA Thomson Licensing Corporation (1)
5,343,300 Apparatus for providing TV program information 113 1991
 
Readtronics (1)
4,937,821 Pipeline information delivery system 156 1987
 
Real Time Design, Inc. (1)
4,580,134 Color video system using data compression and decompression 163 1982
 
REMOTE DYNAMICS, INC. (1)
4,339,798 Remote gaming system 542 1979
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4,520,404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 236 1982
 
RICHARDS MEDICAL COMPANY (1)
4,473,068 Trochanteric basket 97 1982
 
ROBINSON, ERIC J. (1)
RE34034 Cellular telephone data communication system and method 199 1989
 
ROCHE, CHRISTIAN (1)
4,303,941 Videotex system 127 1980
 
ROTIS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
4,473,824 Price quotation system 179 1983
 
RPX CORPORATION (1)
5,213,337 System for communication using a broadcast audio signal 345 1988
 
SALT LAKE COMMUNICATIONS INC. (1)
4,492,820 Telephone alarm system 134 1980
 
SANGAMO ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
4,504,831 Utility usage data and event data acquisition system 161 1981
 
Sangamo Weston, Inc. (1)
4,361,877 Billing recorder with non-volatile solid state memory 189 1980
 
SASKTEL (1)
5,172,413 Secure hierarchial video delivery system and method 586 1990
 
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION (1)
5,204,768 Remote controlled electronic presentation system 202 1991
 
SGS-THOMSON MICROELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
4,386,416 Data compression, encryption, and in-line transmission system 279 1980
 
SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
4,755,883 Removable information inputting device for an electronic recording apparatus 142 1985
 
SHORT TAKES, INC. (1)
4,688,105 Video recording system 208 1985
 
SIEMENS CORPORATION;INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT (1)
4,458,109 Method and apparatus providing registered mail features in an electronic communication system 184 1982
 
Signal Security Technologies (1)
4,696,034 High security pay television system 167 1984
 
SILENT RADIO, INC. (1)
4,620,227 Data decoder 89 1984
 
SMITH ENGINEERING, A SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (1)
4,462,076 Video game cartridge recognition and security system 234 1982
 
SOCIETE ANONYME DITE: VISIODIS (1)
4,329,675 System for automatically substituting television signals at a head station for a cable network 105 1980
 
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 365 1983
 
SOFTWARE SECURITY, INC. (1)
4,562,306 Method and apparatus for protecting computer software utilizing an active coded hardware device 214 1983
 
SOUNDVIEW TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED (1)
4,554,584 Video and audio blanking system 179 1983
 
SPECTRUM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4,697,281 Cellular telephone data communication system and method 296 1986
 
Sperry Corporation (1)
4,544,963 Read signal detection in ternary 3PM magnetic recording 78 1984
 
SPIESS, G. PETER (1)
4,963,995 Audio/video transceiver apparatus including compression means 344 1988
 
Sterling Television Presentations Inc. Video Data Systems Division (1)
4,367,488 Data encoding for television 235 1981
 
STERLING TELEVISION PRESENTATIONS, INC. (1)
4,380,027 Data encoding for television 229 1980
 
STERN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION (1)
4,367,557 Wired broadcasting systems 194 1979
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
4,742,516 Method for transmitting voice information 130 1986
 
Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radio Recepteurs et Televiseurs (SCART) (1)
4,337,480 Dynamic audio-video interconnection system 205 1980
 
TCL GOVIDEO (1)
5,216,552 Video cassette recorder having dual decks for selective simultaneous functions 92 1988
 
TDK CORPORATION (1)
2004/0100,736 Head support mechanism and thin film piezoelectric actuator 2003
 
Technical Communications Corporation (1)
4,433,211 Privacy communication system employing time/frequency transformation 120 1981
 
TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT & LICENSING, LLC (1)
5,045,947 Television receiver having memory control for tune-by-label feature 167 1990
 
TECHNOLOGY RIGHTS LICENSING COMPANY, LLC (1)
5,283,639 Multiple media delivery network method and apparatus 379 1991
 
TECHSEARCH, LLC (1)
4,993,066 Method for television scrambling 106 1987
 
TELCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (1)
5,060,140 Universal programmable data communication connection system 165 1986
 
TELECABLE VIDEOTRON LTD. (1)
4,623,920 Cable network data transmission system 202 1983
 
TELECONFERENCING TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A DE CORP. (1)
4,360,827 Method and means for interactive audio and video conferencing 164 1981
 
Telemet American, Inc. (1)
4,486,853 Apparatus for receiving and displaying continuously updated data 148 1981
 
TELEMETRIC S.A. INTERNATIONAL GESELLSCHAFT FUR FERNSEHZUSCHAUERFORSCHUNG, A SWISS CORP. (1)
4,599,644 Method of and apparatus for monitoring video-channel reception 147 1984
 
TELEPHONE INFORMATION SYSTEM, INC., A CORP. OF DE (1)
4,812,843 Telephone accessible information system 450 1987
 
TELEVISION ANALOG COMPRESSION CORPORATION (1)
4,375,650 System for processing video signals 103 1981
 
THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (1)
4,200,770 Cryptographic apparatus and method 789 1977
 
The Chubb Corporation (1)
4,831,526 Computerized insurance premium quote request and policy issuance system 576 1986
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army (1)
4,258,423 Microprocessor controlled digital detector 91 1979
 
THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SALES GMBH (1)
4,728,949 Remote control device for controlling various functions of one or more appliances 180 1984
 
THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
5,475,754 Packet video signal inverse transport processor memory address circuitry 100 1994
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
5,459,789 Packet TV program component detector 100 1994
 
THORN EMI FERGUSON LIMITED (1)
4,543,616 Video recording and display equipment 88 1982
 
TIME MIRROR CABLE TELEVISION, INC., A CORP.OF DE. (1)
4,475,123 Addressable subscriber cable television system 201 1981
 
TIME WARNER CABLE PROGRAMMING (1)
5,251,909 Secured high throughput data channel for public broadcast system 123 1991
 
TIMES FIBER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
4,491,983 Information distribution system 193 1982
 
TOCOM, INC. (1)
4,536,791 Addressable cable television control system with video format data transmission 366 1984
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4,394,762 Pulse-code modulation signal processing circuit 91 1981
 
TOVAR, JOSEPH L. (1)
4,722,526 Game method and apparatus for use while viewing a sporting event 131 1987
 
TOY, WILLIAM W. (1)
4,554,418 Information monitoring and notification method and apparatus 284 1983
 
Transaction Security Corporation (1)
4,825,050 Security transaction system for financial data 142 1983
 
TV GUIDE ON SCREEN (1)
5,253,066 TV recording and viewing control system 592 1991
 
U.S. Computer Systems (1)
4,768,228 Data acquisition device 145 1987
 
U.S. WORKS-86, INC., FORT WORTH, TX (1)
4,816,905 Telecommunication system with video and audio frames 163 1987
 
UBS AG, STAMFORD BRANCH (1)
5,239,575 Telephone dial-inbound data acquisition system with demand reading capability 197 1991
 
UMC Electronics Co. (1)
4,199,791 Automatic recording system 74 1978
 
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
4,682,292 Fault tolerant flight data recorder 99 1984
 
UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
5,548,338 Compression of an electronic programming guide 124 1995
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1)
4,734,907 Broadcast packet switching network 184 1985
 
UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
2001/0001,008 Transmitter/receiver for GMSK and Offset-QAM 9 2000
 
USA DIGITAL RADIO, INC. (1)
4,295,223 Digital signal/noise ratio amplifier apparatus for a communication system 113 1979
 
VARI-LITE, INC. (1)
5,010,459 Console/lamp unit coordination and communication in lighting systems 193 1990
 
Verbatim Corporation (1)
4,562,495 Multiple system disk 145 1984
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
5,345,501 Telephone central office based method of and system for processing customer orders 177 1991
 
VIDEO DATA SYSTEMS, A DIVISION OF STERLING PRESENTATIONS, INC. (1)
4,218,697 Digital data transmission arrangement using a standard TV video 92 1979
 
Video Education, Inc. (1)
4,422,105 Interactive system and method for the control of video playback devices 192 1980
 
VIDEO JUKEBOX NETWORK, A CORP. OF FL (1)
5,089,885 Telephone access display system with remote monitoring 172 1988
 
VIDEO-ON-DEMAND VENTURES LLC (1)
4,949,187 Video communications system having a remotely controlled central source of video and audio data 765 1988
 
Viewfacts, Inc. (1)
5,226,177 Real-time wireless audience response system 210 1992
 
VVR Associates (1)
4,439,785 Subscriber television system 127 1980
 
Warner Amex Cable Communications Inc. (1)
4,361,730 Security terminal for use with two-way interactive cable system 151 1980
 
WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. (1)
4,638,357 Audio scrambler 86 1984
 
WAVE SYSTEMS CORP. (1)
5,247,575 Information distribution system 838 1992
 
WD MEDIA, INC. (1)
8,002,901 Temperature dependent pull speeds for drying of a wet cleaned workpiece 54 2009
 
WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (1)
4,360,828 Hotel/motel power load control and bilateral signalling apparatus 98 1978
 
WHITAKER CORPORATION, THE (1)
4,381,522 Selective viewing 362 1980
 
WIRELESS EQUIPMENT SALES & SERVICE COMPANY (1)
4,718,107 Parental control for CATV converters 266 1986
 
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
4,375,579 Database encryption and decryption circuit and method using subkeys 182 1980
 
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4,503,287 Two-tiered communication security employing asymmetric session keys 115 1981
 
Zing Systems, L.P. (1)
5,343,239 Transaction based interactive television system 392 1991
 
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4,195,288 Alarm system 87 1978
4,420,769 Device for the automatic editing, at the receiver, of unwanted program material from broadcast electrical signals 153 1978
4,341,925 Random digital encryption secure communication system 106 1978
4,245,246 Pay TV system 91 1978
4,258,386 Television audience measuring system 171 1978
4,336,559 Recorded tape travel control system 88 1978
4,261,006 Remote control of video 125 1979
4,301,542 Remote control of appliances 88 1979
4,361,851 System for remote monitoring and data transmission over non-dedicated telephone lines 286 1980
4,318,126 Multiplexed video transmission apparatus for satellite communications 101 1980
4,369,464 Digital video signal encoding and decoding system 100 1980
4,348,696 Television viewing control device 158 1980
4,390,901 Method and apparatus for controlling the operation of a television signal receiver 239 1980
4,489,316 Method and apparatus for minority view reduction 90 1980
4,316,217 Method and apparatus for connecting a cable television system to a video cassette recorder 90 1980
4,484,328 Television line multiplexed data communication system 141 1981
4,420,656 Interactive telephone answering system 165 1981
4,467,356 Transmitting two television signals through one channel 105 1981
4,450,477 Television information system 226 1982
4,528,588 Method and apparatus for marking the information content of an information carrying signal 460 1982
4,462,078 Computer program protection method 159 1982
4,449,249 Televison programming information system 171 1982
4,496,171 Media guide 142 1982
4,591,664 Multichannel interactive telephone answering apparatus 164 1982
4,553,252 Counting computer software cartridge 150 1982
4,593,376 System for vending program cartridges which have circuitry for inhibiting program usage after preset time interval expires 305 1983
4,591,248 Dynamic audience responsive movie system 115 1983
4,533,943 Videocommunication network between videophone terminals and a picture bank 82 1983
4,584,641 Copyprotecting system for software protection 211 1983
4,567,359 Automatic information, goods and services dispensing system 479 1984
4,677,552 International commodity trade exchange 582 1984
4,595,950 Method and apparatus for marking the information content of an information carrying signal 361 1984
4,605,973 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 191 1985
4,942,616 Interactive synthesized speech quotation system for brokers 205 1985
4,787,063 Acquisition and transmission system for a recorder and a computer center 246 1985
4,647,964 Technique for testing television commercials 105 1985
4,777,354 System for controlling the supply of utility services to consumers 100 1986
4,695,879 Television viewer meter 162 1986
4,695,953 TV animation interactively controlled by the viewer 312 1986
4,750,213 Method and system for editing unwanted program material from broadcast signals 208 1986
4,742,543 Video transmission system 143 1986
4,747,139 Software security method and systems 243 1986
4,796,181 Billing system for computer software 243 1986
4,907,273 High security pay television system 97 1987
4,908,834 High security pay television system 119 1987
5,047,928 Billing system for computer software 363 1989
RE33662 TV animation interactively controlled by the viewer 150 1989
4,947,302 Improvements to control systems for variable parameter lighting fixtures 135 1989
5,152,012 Broadcast receiver capable of automatically updating location and performing spiral searching 114 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 152 1990
5,108,115 Interactive game show and method for achieving interactive communication therewith 138 1990
5,367,330 Pay-per-view television delivery system 168 1991
5,294,229 Teacher and parent interactive communication system incorporating pocket sized portable audio numeric terminals 167 1992

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