Signal processing apparatus and methods

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7836480
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08474146

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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, NY94

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cuddihy, James William New York, US 87 522
Harvey, John Christopher New York, US 89 526

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NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH, INC. (8)
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4639779 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of television broadcast programs 328 1985
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5029207 External security module for a television signal decoder 286 1990
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5255086 Method and apparatus for RF data transfer in a CATV system 176 1990
5058160 In-band controller 233 1990
5225902 Automatic frequency selection in a bi-directional cable television system 234 1991
5251324 Method and apparatus for generating and collecting viewing statistics for remote terminals in a cable television system 355 1991
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4538174 Two-way subscriber TV system with multiple subscriber's sets 234 1983
 
FAST-TRAX INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS INC. (2)
4426698 Television digital data frame with error detection 91 1981
* 4422093 Television burst service 106 1983
 
VTRAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES, LLC (2)
4890320 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 291 1988
4995078 Television broadcast system for selective transmission of viewer-chosen programs at viewer-requested times 349 1989
 
RAI RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA (1)
4689661 Method of simultaneously transmitting a plurality of television signals on a single radio link and apparatus adapted to carry out said method 147 1981
 
Le Materiel Telephonique Thomson-CSF (1)
4314367 Switching circuit for digital packet switching network 138 1980
 
INFORMATION RESOURCES, INC. (5)
4331973 Panelist response scanning system 161 1980
* 4331974 Cable television with controlled signal substitution 351 1980
4404589 Cable television with multi-event signal substitution 182 1980
RE33808 Cable television with multi-event signal substitution 116 1985
4733301 Signal matching signal substitution 126 1987
 
ACACIA MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
5132992 Audio and video transmission and receiving system 832 1991
 
Tokyo Shibaura Denki Kabushiki Kaisha (1)
4394762 Pulse-code modulation signal processing circuit 102 1981
 
ROCHE, CHRISTIAN (1)
4303941 Videotex system 137 1980
 
Hokuryo Denko Co., Ltd. (1)
4486773 CATV Pay system 116 1982
 
FNN (1)
5045848 Method of encoding market data and transmitting by radio to a plurality of receivers 171 1987
 
THOMSON LICENSING (1)
5459789 Packet TV program component detector 111 1994
 
INFO TELECOM (1)
5252077 Process for materializing virtual interactivity between an individual and a data support 87 1991
 
DIGITAL CHOICE OF TEXAS, L.L.C., A TEXAS LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (1)
5172111 Stored media screening device 297 1989
 
HONEYWELL INC. (1)
4680581 Local area network special function frames 118 1985
 
Pioneer Electronic Corporation (10)
4322745 Television signal scrambling method for CATV system 128 1980
4408345 Remote line monitoring method and device for CATV system 116 1980
4361903 Data transmission process in a CATV system 101 1980
4439784 Power cutting device for terminal units of CATV system 240 1980
4365249 Line monitoring device in two-way data communication system 102 1980
4365267 Passive data monitor for use with polling pattern generator in CATV system 104 1981
* 4455570 CATV System 154 1981
4454538 Data communication in CATV system 137 1982
4644396 Gate circuit for central control of CATV system 81 1985
5465385 CATV system with an easy program reservation 296 1994
 
World Video Library, Inc. (3)
4590516 Recorded program communication system 151 1982
4521806 Recorded program communication system 157 1982
4567512 Recorded program communication system 254 1983
 
IRD, Inc. (1)
* RE32326 Row grabbing system 99 1983
 
TELEVISION ANALOG COMPRESSION CORPORATION (1)
4375650 System for processing video signals 112 1981
 
Measuronics Corporation (1)
4315282 Write and edit circuitry for electronic marking of displayed TV signal images 107 1980
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (2)
4461002 Digital signal receiver 91 1982
4879611 Record mode setting apparatus responsive to transmitted code containing time-start information 210 1987
 
Goldstar Co., Ltd. (1)
5181113 Method of storing and editing data in a television system and apparatus therefor 151 1991
 
PARENTAL GUIDE COMPANY, L.L.C. (1)
4888796 Program material screening device 242 1987
 
ACTV, INC. (3)
4847698 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays 344 1987
4847699 Method for providing an interactive full motion synched compatible audio/visual television display 212 1987
4847700 Interactive television system for providing full motion synched compatible audio/visual displays from transmitted television signals 350 1987
 
ALCATEL N.V. (1)
4621259 Consumer electronics equipment combination consisting of a television receiver and of a video recording and/or reproducing apparatus 287 1983
 
Club Theatre Network, Inc. (1)
4974252 Interactive commercial/entertainment network 206 1988
 
PREVIEW SOFTWARE (1)
4658093 Software distribution system 890 1983
 
MANITOBA TELEPHONE SYSTEM, THE (2)
* 4430731 Video and data distribution module with subscriber terminal 178 1981
* 4484218 Video distribution control system 216 1981
 
Colorado Video, Incorporated (1)
4400717 Color slow-scan TV system and method 118 1981
 
RPX CORPORATION (4)
5213337 System for communication using a broadcast audio signal 404 1988
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 10 2003
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 10 2003
2004/0133,803 Methods and apparatus for protecting information 10 2003
 
PROHS, JOHN RICHARD (4)
4837799 Telephone line communications control system 187 1988
4907260 Telephone line communications control system 108 1989
5067149 Telephone line communications control system with dynamic call streaming 110 1989
5267305 Transparent inband signaling 127 1991
 
PARENTAL GUIDE OF TEXAS, INC. (1)
4605964 Method and apparatus for editing the output of a television set 452 1983
 
MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD. (7)
4318127 Multiplexed television signal processing system 89 1980
4434438 Low cost automatic equalizer 109 1981
4424533 Phase distortion detection circuitry for low cost automatic equalizer 103 1981
4450442 Display processor for superimposed-picture display system 131 1981
4614971 Error eliminating system for teletext 93 1983
4833710 Pay television system 210 1987
5552833 Transmission system and receiver using teletext information for programming video recorder 175 1992
 
BROWN BOVERI CORPORATION, A NY CORP ( MERGED INTO) (1)
4360881 Energy consumption control system and method 149 1980
 
INTERTECH HOLDINGS, LLC (5)
* 4745468 System for evaluation and recording of responses to broadcast transmissions 476 1986
4876592 System for merchandising and the evaluation of responses to broadcast transmissions 497 1988
4926255 System for evaluation of response to broadcast transmissions 512 1988
5034807 System for evaluation and rewarding of responses and predictions 677 1989
5057915 System and method for attracting shoppers to sales outlets 512 1990
 
Merrill; Bruce (1)
4434436 Addressable premium channel obfuscation device for cable television systems 127 1981
 
MEDIATEK INC. (1)
4813011 Data processing peripheral subsystems having a controller and a plurality of peripheral devices 104 1985
 
SONY CORPORATION (18)
4288809 Television receiver apparatus for selectively displaying a video picture or alphanumeric data information 245 1980
4340903 Television camera 127 1980
4364081 Method and apparatus for processing a digital color video signal 113 1981
4394691 Remote control system 156 1981
4475153 Method and apparatus for automatic control of electronic equipment 168 1981
4385324 Wide screen image projection apparatus 100 1981
4533949 Subscription television system 116 1982
4626909 Video signal recording and reproducing system with automatic channel and time selection 94 1983
4656629 Digital signal transmitting and/or receiving system 112 1984
4620229 Picture display device 239 1985
4691351 Television signal receiving apparatus 295 1985
4821032 Communication system for video information apparatus 91 1985
4787085 Digital signal transmitting system 165 1987
4821102 Video display system with selective display of operating conditions 239 1987
4805014 Signal transmission system for a CATV system 170 1987
5237417 Apparatus for displaying television receiver operational parameters in a separate area of the screen 197 1991
5195134 Transmitting, receiving, and automatic recording system for programs with time and channel information 250 1991
5212553 Television receiver with selective menu display 218 1991
 
PIONEER VIDEO CORPORATION (1)
4580779 Picture information processing system 57 1982
 
HOME VIDEO SYSTEMS, INC., A CORP. OF PA (1)
5016272 Home video system 229 1989
 
OCI COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
4353088 Coding and decoding system for video and audio signals 112 1980
 
Telemet American, Inc. (1)
4486853 Apparatus for receiving and displaying continuously updated data 181 1981
 
GFK GmbH (1)
5055924 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 181 1990
 
Sterling Television Presentations Inc. Video Data Systems Division (1)
* 4367488 Data encoding for television 252 1981
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (3)
4494156 Selectable format computer disk copier machine 175 1982
5432558 Circuit and method for transmitting/receiving a code-inserted video signal 111 1993
* 2003/0193,657 Range finder device and camera 43 2003
 
TOVAR, JOSEPH L. (1)
4722526 Game method and apparatus for use while viewing a sporting event 145 1987
 
WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION (1)
4375579 Database encryption and decryption circuit and method using subkeys 194 1980
 
The TeleMine Company, Inc. (1)
4358672 Pay per view television control device 217 1980
 
GTE AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC LABORATORIES INCORPORATED (1)
4330794 Multichannel subscription television system 102 1980
 
NXP B.V. (1)
4908707 Video cassette recorder programming via teletext transmissions 495 1988
 
EXCEL BANK (1)
4789863 Pay per view entertainment system 245 1988
 
TIMES FIBER COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (1)
4491983 Information distribution system 215 1982
 
UNWIRED PLANET, LLC (1)
2001/0001,008 Transmitter/receiver for GMSK and Offset-QAM 25 2000
 
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (1)
4451701 Viewdata system and apparatus 221 1983
 
ColorGraphics Systems, Inc. (1)
4710800 Apparatus for allowing operator selection of a color region of a video image for receiving color corrections 109 1985
 
NOKIA UNTERHALTUNGSELEKTRONIK (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH (1)
5231493 Video receiver with permanent electronic program journal 281 1990
 
SISVEL S.P.A., ROME, VIA 4 FONTANE NO. 20 (1)
4600918 Equipment for reproduction of alphanumerical data 106 1982
 
PEAC Media Research, Inc. (2)
4857999 Video monitoring system 340 1988
5374951 Method and system for monitoring television viewing 362 1993
 
Technical Communications Corporation (1)
4433211 Privacy communication system employing time/frequency transformation 134 1981
 
TELEGENICS, INC. (2)
5485509 Telemetry device including a dynamic off-hook detector 96 1993
5488654 Telemetry device including a dynamic off-hook detector capable of operationg in a pulse-dialing environment 95 1993
 
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (1)
4734907 Broadcast packet switching network 197 1985
 
SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (1)
4742516 Method for transmitting voice information 140 1986
 
RICOH COMPANY, LTD. (2)
4707828 Multiaccess communication system 108 1985
4887296 Cryptographic system for direct broadcast satellite system 219 1987
 
Joyce Communications Systems, Inc. (2)
4785420 Audio/telephone communication system for verbally handicapped 122 1986
4908845 Audio/telephone communication system for verbally handicapped 119 1988
 
MARTIN, JOHN R. (2)
4405942 Method and system for secure transmission and reception of video information, particularly for television 137 1982
4528589 Method and system for subscription television billing and access 228 1984
 
Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. (3)
4392135 Paging receivers 124 1980
4382256 Paging receiver with display 136 1980
4500987 Loop transmission system 196 1982
 
CTBA Associates (3)
* 4566030 Television viewer data collection system 326 1983
4546382 Television and market research data collection system and method 370 1983
4658290 Television and market research data collection system and method 245 1984
 
ROSE, DAVID W. (2)
4489220 Test set 103 1983
4540849 Meter interface unit for utility meter reading system 121 1983
 
TIME WARNER CABLE PROGRAMMING (1)
5251909 Secured high throughput data channel for public broadcast system 138 1991
 
ARBITRON INC. (2)
4816904 Television and market research data collection system and method 434 1987
4912552 Distributed monitoring system 254 1988
 
MACROVISION CORPORATION (1)
* 4506387 Programming-on-demand cable system and method 442 1983
 
SPECTRUM INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4697281 Cellular telephone data communication system and method 329 1986
 
NORTEL NETWORKS LIMITED (2)
4378470 Interface circuits for connection to non-dedicated telephone lines 171 1981
* 4782387 Two-channel coding of digital signals 114 1986
 
TELECONFERENCING TECHNOLOGIES, INC., A DE CORP. (1)
4360827 Method and means for interactive audio and video conferencing 181 1981
 
VARI-LITE, INC. (1)
5010459 Console/lamp unit coordination and communication in lighting systems 240 1990
 
BETTER EDUCATION INC. (1)
5002491 Electronic classroom system enabling interactive self-paced learning 463 1989
 
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORPORATION (3)
* 4625235 Remote control switching of television sources 177 1983
4638359 Remote control switching of television sources 139 1983
4775935 Video merchandising system with variable and adoptive product sequence presentation order 582 1986
 
OPTA SYSTEMS LLC (1)
4768110 Video cassette recorder having dual decks for selective simultaneous functions 206 1987
 
Corban International, Ltd. (1)
4446519 Method and apparatus for providing security for computer software 295 1981
 
SMITH ENGINEERING, A SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (1)
4462076 Video game cartridge recognition and security system 244 1982
 
GENERAL COMPANY LIMITEDA CORP OF JAPAN (1)
4580165 Graphic video overlay system providing stable computer graphics overlayed with video image 136 1984
 
Dallas Semiconductor Corporation (2)
4319079 Crypto microprocessor using block cipher 285 1980
4433207 Cryptographic decoder for computer programs 269 1981
 
Polymeters Response International Limited (1)
4351028 Meters for measuring electrical energy consumption 117 1980
 
NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY (1)
* 2002/0172,293 Non-zero complex weighted space-time code for multiple antenna transmission 59 2001
 
COMSAT CORPORATION (3)
4484027 Security system for SSTV encryption 176 1981
4620224 Video scrambling technique for multiplexed analog component formats 92 1985
RE33189 Security system for SSTV encryption 193 1989
 
INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
4807031 Interactive video method and apparatus 713 1987
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (1)
5093718 Interactive home information system 490 1990
 
MICROWAVE FILTER COMPANY, INC. (1)
5093921 Initialization technique and apparatus for set top converters 205 1989
 
Zing Systems, L.P. (1)
5343239 Transaction based interactive television system 512 1991
 
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (3)
4400587 Overflow and diversion to a foreign switch 188 1981
4443660 System and method for encrypting a voice signal 106 1982
4496976 Reduced memory graphics-to-raster scan converter 239 1982
 
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA, INC. (3)
4885775 Information display scheme for subscribers of a subscription television system 273 1984
4642688 Method and apparatus for creating encrypted and decrypted television signals 133 1985
* 4829569 Communication of individual messages to subscribers in a subscription television system 393 1986
 
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force (2)
4680797 Secure digital speech communication 120 1984
4636858 Extracting digital data from a bus and multiplexing it with a video signal 124 1984
 
MAXIMUS, INC. (1)
4641253 Process for synchronizing computer video with independent audio 117 1984
 
RICHARDS MEDICAL COMPANY (1)
4473068 Trochanteric basket 119 1982
 
ONE TOUCH SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
5303042 Computer-implemented method and apparatus for remote educational instruction 252 1992
 
ROBERT BOSCH INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED (CHANGED TO) (1)
4646075 System and method for a data processing pipeline 126 1983
 
McGraw-Hill, Inc. (1)
* 4868866 Broadcast data distribution system 370 1988
 
STERLING TELEVISION PRESENTATIONS, INC. (1)
* 4380027 Data encoding for television 238 1980
 
GATEWAY 2000, INC. (1)
5283819 Computing and multimedia entertainment system 545 1991
 
DEUTSCHE THOMSON-BRANDT GMBH (2)
4841386 Cassette recorder with recording programming 107 1987
4991025 Arrangement for automatically switching a videorecorder on and off in the absence of a code signal but in presence of a FBAS signal 93 1989
 
NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC. (1)
4429385 Method and apparatus for digital serial scanning with hierarchical and relational access 471 1981
 
Newspager Corporation of America (1)
4845491 Pager based information system 294 1987
 
SGS-THOMSON MICROELECTRONICS, INC. (1)
4386416 Data compression, encryption, and in-line transmission system 315 1980
 
FINANCIAL NEW NETWORK, INC. (2)
4449114 System for identifying and displaying data transmitted by way of unique identifying frequencies from multiple vehicles 120 1982
4677434 Access control system for transmitting data from a central station to a plurality of receiving stations and method therefor 284 1984
 
MAXTOR CORPORATION (1)
4413339 Multiple error detecting and correcting system employing Reed-Solomon codes 227 1981
 
ALPHANET HOSPITALITY SYSTEMS INC. (1)
4713837 Communication network 219 1985
 
ABB POWER T&D COMPANY INC. (1)
4427968 Distribution network communication system with flexible message routes 147 1981
 
GTE MAIN STREET INCORPORATED (1)
4616263 Video subsystem for a hybrid videotex facility 193 1985
 
Video Education, Inc. (1)
4422105 Interactive system and method for the control of video playback devices 229 1980
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (6)
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 93 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 93 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 93 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 93 2002
2002/0151,992 Media recording device with packet data interface 93 2002
2006/0200,258 Vehicular information system and method 39 2006
 
NESTRONIX ACQUISITION, LLC (1)
4450481 Tamper-resistant, expandable communications system 184 1981
 
ENSCO, INC. (1)
4450531 Broadcast signal recognition system and method 390 1982
 
DONALD, LYNN DUTY, AS TRUSTEE OF THE DUTY TRUST (1)
4471163 Software protection system 286 1981
 
PRS Corporation (1)
4969209 Broadcast receiver capable of selecting stations based upon geographical location and program format 145 1988
 
THE WEATHER CHANNEL, LLC (3)
* 4725886 Communications system having an addressable receiver 158 1983
4916539 Communications system having receivers which can be addressed in selected classes 131 1989
5140419 Communications system 250 1989
 
Software Concepts, Inc. (1)
4740890 Software protection system with trial period usage code and unlimited use unlocking code both recorded on program storage media 405 1983
 
ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING RESOURCES, INC. (3)
4827508 Database usage metering and protection system and method 1049 1985
4977594 Database usage metering and protection system and method 846 1989
5050213 Database usage metering and protection system and method 719 1990
 
DISCOVISION ASSOCIATES (1)
4495623 Digital data storage in video format 97 1982
 
TELEDIFFUSION DE FRANCE (10)
4323921 System for transmitting information provided with means for controlling access to the information transmitted 389 1980
4352011 Subscription card for a videotex receiver 99 1980
* 4337483 Text video-transmission system provided with means for controlling access to the information 291 1980
4308558 Page selection device for videotext system 105 1980
4354201 Television system with access control 137 1980
4368486 Television system using a marking code superimposed on the picture 113 1981
RE32187 System for digitally transmitting and displaying texts on television screen 133 1981
4614972 Teletext receiver 91 1984
4748619 Packet demultiplexing of a mac/packet broadcast signal 95 1987
5301233 Process for the transmission and reception of personalized programs 115 1992
 
ROTIS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION (1)
* 4473824 Price quotation system 198 1983
 
U.S. Computer Systems (1)
4768228 Data acquisition device 189 1987
 
HITACHI, LTD. (3)
4434464 Memory protection system for effecting alteration of protection information without intervention of control program 175 1981
5027400 Multimedia bidirectional broadcast system 824 1989
2005/0204,105 Remote copy system 5 2004
 
Millicom Incorporated (1)
4383257 Message communication system with message storage 155 1980
 
SOFTWARE SECURITY, INC. (1)
4562306 Method and apparatus for protecting computer software utilizing an active coded hardware device 235 1983
 
NATIONAL CABLE CLEARING HOUSE, INC. (3)
4694490 Signal processing apparatus and methods 763 1981
4704725 Signal processing apparatus and methods 460 1986
4965825 Signal processing apparatus and methods 542 1987
 
MICRODESIGN LIMITED (1)
4535355 Method and apparatus for scrambling and unscrambling data streams using encryption and decryption 221 1982
 
Hollyanne Corp. (1)
4575750 Communications apparatus for use with cable television systems 130 1984
 
HER MAJESTY IN RIGHT OF CANADA AS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS (1)
4414621 Interactive visual communications system 194 1981
 
PERKINS, JOHN D. (1)
4849817 Video system, method and apparatus for incorporating audio or data in video scan intervals 127 1988
 
Shelton Video Editors, Inc. (1)
4752834 Reciprocating recording method and apparatus for controlling a video recorder so as to edit commercial messages from a recorded television signal 173 1981
 
ETABLISSEMENT PUBLIC DE DIFFUSION DIT TELEDIFFUSIO (1)
4496975 One-way data transmission systems 97 1982
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (3)
4751732 Broadcasting system 164 1985
4954899 Reception control apparatus for a television receiver 97 1988
4891703 Method and system for determining video program system signals 99 1988
 
BELL TELEPHONE LABORATORIES, INCORPORATED (15)
4381562 Broadcast type satellite communication systems 149 1980
* 4439761 Terminal generation of dynamically redefinable character sets 124 1981
4468701 Video signal actuated switch 94 1981
4471164 Stream cipher operation using public key cryptosystem 140 1981
4425664 Multiport programmable digital data set 134 1982
4475189 Automatic interactive conference arrangement 189 1982
4488289 Interface facility for a packet switching system 119 1982
4491945 Fast packet switch 243 1982
4494230 Fast packet switching system 197 1982
4539676 Bulk/interactive data switching system 129 1982
4512011 Duplicated network arrays and control facilities for packet switching 132 1982
4472801 Distributed prioritized concentrator 107 1983
4570930 System, method, and station interface arrangement for playing video game over telephone lines 187 1983
4558180 Programmable audio mixer 119 1983
4763317 Digital communication network architecture for providing universal information services 488 1985
 
M. A. Kempner, Inc. (1)
4451700 Automatic audience survey system 175 1982
 
EHIERARCHY LLC (2)
2004/0177,319 Computer system for automatic organization, indexing and viewing of information from multiple sources 123 2003
2004/0177,319 Computer system for automatic organization, indexing and viewing of information from multiple sources 123 2003
 
MAGNACHIP SEMICONDUCTOR, LTD. (1)
4337485 Broadcast teletext system 111 1980
 
SIEMENS CORPORATION (1)
4458109 Method and apparatus providing registered mail features in an electronic communication system 201 1982
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (8)
4319353 Priority threaded message burst mechanism for TDMA communication 134 1980
4335426 Remote processor initialization in a multi-station peer-to-peer intercommunication system 195 1980
4418425 Encryption using destination addresses in a TDMA satellite communications network 234 1981
4577289 Hardware key-on-disk system for copy-protecting magnetic storage media 214 1983
4586134 Computer network system and its use for information unit transmission 160 1984
4630262 Method and system for transmitting digitized voice signals as packets of bits 223 1985
4751665 Systolic super summation device 87 1986
4761646 Method and system for addressing and controlling a network of modems 183 1986
 
Keycom Electronic Publishing, Inc. (3)
4649533 Method and apparatus for retrieving remotely located information 194 1983
4768144 Method and apparatus for retrieving information distributed over nonconsecutive pages 137 1986
4935870 Apparatus for downloading macro programs and executing a downloaded macro program responding to activation of a single key 305 1988
 
Prentice Corporation (1)
4596021 Modem for switching between voice and data communications on a single telephone call 121 1984
 
Electronic-Werke Deutschland GmbH (1)
4993003 Apparatus for updating time-of-day information in a signal 99 1989
 
ORION INVESTMENT CORPORATION (3)
4839917 Universal line status monitoring and response system 150 1987
5202916 Signal proessing circuit for use in telemetry devices 101 1990
5235634 Apparatus and method for activating an inbound telemetry device 163 1990
 
Kavouras; Stephen P. (1)
4347618 Apparatus for processing weather radar information 159 1980
 
Quantel Limited (1)
* 4774583 Video signal processing systems 120 1985
 
Midian Electronics, Inc. (1)
4471352 Programmable paging encoder 103 1981
 
TVWORKS, LLC (7)
* 4734764 Cable television system selectively distributing pre-recorded video and audio messages 323 1985
4792849 Digital interactive communication system 366 1987
* 4829372 Presentation player 324 1987
5113496 Bus interconnection structure with redundancy linking plurality of groups of processors, with servers for each group mounted on chassis 222 1989
5191410 Interactive multimedia presentation and communications system 496 1991
5208665 Presentation player for an interactive digital communication system 451 1991
5195092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system 460 1991
 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS OF COLORADO, INC. (1)
5548338 Compression of an electronic programming guide 170 1995
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (2)
4589064 System for controlling key storage unit which controls access to main storage 176 1983
4809267 Packet data communication system with ring type transmission line 105 1987
 
A.C. Nielsen Company (2)
4943963 Data collection and transmission system with real time clock 209 1988
4888638 System for substituting television programs transmitted via telephone lines 247 1988
 
TELDATA ACQUISITION, LLC (2)
4578536 Centerpoint automatic meter reading system 120 1983
4710919 Multiplex system for automatic meter reading 112 1983
 
ILLINOIS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, L.L.C. (1)
4692817 Programmed conversation recording system 118 1985
 
ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC. (1)
4534024 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 196 1982
 
NATIONAL RURAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVE (1)
4893248 Monitoring and reporting system for remote terminals 293 1987
 
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH (5)
4433379 Microcomputer system with input/output unit connected to the remainder of the system by a single multibit bus and several sequential data lines 96 1980
4488179 Television viewing center system 607 1981
4503538 Method and system to recognize change in the storage characteristics of a programmable memory 100 1982
4513324 Television scanning of wide frame motion picture films 96 1982
4786979 Method and system for picture-correct transfer of motion picture film scenes to magnetic tape 96 1986
 
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (1)
* 4518989 Buffer memory dispersion type video/audio transmission system with spatially and timewise divided inter-office junction lines 142 1982
 
HARRIS CORPORATION (5)
4367548 Subscriber station for providing multiple services to a subscriber 223 1980
4449246 Orderwire communication system 164 1980
4332980 Multiple services system using telephone local loop 228 1980
4449247 Local orderwire facility for fiber optic communication system 143 1980
4389671 Digitally-controlled analog encrypton 228 1980
 
DISPLAY LABORATORIES, INC. (1)
5216504 Automatic precision video monitor alignment system 176 1991
 
AT&T Labs, Inc. (1)
4897867 Method of and an arrangement for forwarding a customer order 221 1988
 
TELCO TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
5060140 Universal programmable data communication connection system 185 1986
 
NPD Research, Inc. (2)
4355372 Market survey data collection method 305 1980
4603232 Rapid market survey collection and dissemination method 320 1984
 
TV ANSWER, INC. (4)
4591906 Wireless transmission from the television set to the television station 186 1985
4755871 Control of rf answer pulses in a TV answer back system 149 1986
5101267 Wide area real-time T-V audience polling system with local area stations linked by satellite 165 1989
5291554 Shared-price custom video rentals via interactive TV 301 1992
 
TV/COM INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
4531020 Multi-layer encryption system for the broadcast of encrypted information 362 1982
4531021 Two level encripting of RF signals 146 1984
 
TV/COM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (6)
4336553 Method of coding audio and video signals 114 1980
4340906 Video signal coding by video signal polarity reversal on the basis of brightness level comparison 104 1980
4425579 Catv converter with keylock to favorite channels 291 1981
4454543 Dynamic video scrambling 94 1981
4424532 Coding and decoding system for video and audio signals 117 1983
4688247 Pay TV scrambling by audio encryption 94 1986
 
TELECABLE VIDEOTRON LTD. (1)
4623920 Cable network data transmission system 223 1983
 
GUARDIAN MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES LTD. (2)
4930158 Selective video playing system 478 1988
4930160 Automatic censorship of video programs 373 1988
 
DUPLITRONICS, INC. (1)
4410917 Method of and apparatus for recording information from a master medium onto a slave medium employing digital techniques 149 1981
 
THE TITAN CORPORATION (9)
4563702 Video signal scrambling and descrambling systems 138 1983
4608456 Digital audio scrambling system with error conditioning 124 1983
4613901 Signal encryption and distribution system for controlling scrambling and selective remote descrambling of television signals 304 1983
4634808 Descrambler subscriber key production system utilizing key seeds stored in descrambler 175 1984
4712238 Selective-subscription descrambling 249 1984
4736420 Video scrambling by segmenting video information lines 102 1986
4809274 Digital audio companding and error conditioning 113 1987
4792973 Selective enablement of descramblers 107 1987
4908859 Receiver access interface to service components in television channel 166 1988
 
ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (19)
4333109 Intelligent teletext decoder 93 1980
4303940 Raster manipulated television receiver 98 1980
4374437 Variable ramp speed TV tuning system for rapid channel tuning 96 1980
4393404 Special services teletext communications system 113 1981
* 4388645 Teletext communication system with timed multipage local memory 206 1981
4393376 Teletext interface for digital storage medium having synthetic video generator 164 1981
4375651 Selective video reception control system 246 1981
4460922 Memory select system for an STV decoder 108 1981
4458268 Sync displacement scrambling 100 1982
* 4461032 CATV Service controller 122 1982
4514761 Data encryption technique for subscription television system 98 1982
4456925 Television/telephone system with automatic dialing 314 1982
4520392 Teletext reception indicator 88 1983
4527194 Channel assignment for CATV system 241 1983
4600921 Full-field teletext system with dynamic addressability 212 1983
4611242 Two mode scrambling system using identifier pulse in vertical blanking interval 98 1984
4633297 Television receiver having teletext processor with ROM for on-screen message 167 1985
4677685 Method and apparatus for downloading a code defining the channel transmission format employed in an addressable CATV system 124 1985
4768229 Restrictive access control system 238 1986
 
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC. (2)
5148482 Layered session data unit frame 91 1991
5185796 Encryption synchronization combined with encryption key identification 134 1991
 
LICENTIA PATENT-VERWALTUNGS-GMBH (1)
* 4402009 Method and apparatus for enhancing an incomplete, limited bandwidth picture generated by an image sensor 91 1981
 
AT&T LABS, INC. (3)
5327421 Apparatus for interfacing between telecommunications call signals and broadband signals 356 1992
5345445 Establishing telecommunications calls in a broadband network 303 1992
5345446 Establishing telecommunications call paths in broadband communication networks 326 1992
 
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A. (1)
4963994 VCR programmer 512 1990
 
Payview Limited (3)
4396947 Apparatus for encoding of information 113 1980
* 4430669 Transmitting and receiving apparatus for permitting the transmission and reception of multi-tier subscription programs 183 1981
4716588 Addressable subscription television system having multiple scrambling modes 125 1985
 
The Chubb Corporation (1)
4831526 Computerized insurance premium quote request and policy issuance system 611 1986
 
RCA LICENSING CORPORATION, TWO INDEPENDENCE WAY, PRINCETON, NJ 08540, A CORP. OF DE (19)
4355415 Tuning mode arrangement useful for restricting channel selection to certain channels 285 1980
4357548 Circuit arrangement using emitter coupled logic and integrated injection logic 94 1980
4386436 Television remote control system for selectively controlling external apparatus through the AC power line 223 1981
* 4464679 Method and apparatus for operating a microprocessor in synchronism with a video signal 104 1981
4412244 Switching circuit for television receiver on-screen display 165 1981
4405946 Television signal converting apparatus providing an on-screen tuning display 198 1982
4510623 Television channel lockout 248 1982
4495654 Remote controlled receiver with provisions for automatically programming a channel skip list 302 1983
4566034 Remote control transmitter arrangement for one or more television devices 250 1983
4595951 Teletext decoder using a common memory 172 1983
4595952 Teletext decoder having a register array for operating on pixel words 178 1983
4626892 Television system with menu like function control selection 164 1984
4641205 Television system scheduler with on-screen menu type programming prompting apparatus 372 1984
* 4631585 Apparatus for synchronizing the operation of a microprocessor with a television synchronization signal useful in generating an on-screen character display 93 1984
4638181 Signal source selector 100 1984
4802114 Programmable remote control transmitter 161 1986
4737993 Cable broadcast TV receiver with automatic channel search responsive to mode change 144 1987
4914517 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability and using alphabetical label storage 202 1989
4959720 Tuner control apparatus having tune-by-label capability 349 1989
 
ARVIS CORPORATION, INC. (1)
4724491 Inserting television advertising spots automatically 196 1984
 
RCA Corporation (5)
4335402 Information transmission during first-equalizing pulse interval in television 98 1980
* 4368483 Video signal defect replacement circuitry 102 1981
4419699 Digital on video recording and playback system 112 1981
4532540 Teletext set-top converter with transparent mode 98 1983
4647974 Station signature system 223 1985
 
Bell + Howell Company (1)
4578718 Control arrangement and method for video tape recorder 116 1983
 
KEYCOM ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING A IL CORP (1)
4754326 Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems 432 1983
 
SHORT TAKES, INC. (1)
* 4688105 Video recording system 316 1985
 
RCA Thomson Licensing Corporation (1)
5343300 Apparatus for providing TV program information 129 1991
 
JAMES N. ROTHBARTH (1)
4945563 Video system and method for controlled viewing and videotaping 258 1988
 
TOY, WILLIAM W. (1)
4554418 Information monitoring and notification method and apparatus 309 1983
 
GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION (GIC-4) (27)
4533948 CATV Communication system 233 1982
4546387 Circuit for providing accurately spaced video and sound carriers 99 1982
4562465 Adaptive video descrambling system 109 1983
4594609 Scrambling system for television video signal 115 1983
4599647 Receiver with interface for interaction with controller-decoder 182 1983
4815129 Video encryption system 95 1985
4685131 Program blocking method for use in direct broadcast satellite system 299 1985
4694491 Cryptographic system using interchangeable key blocks and selectable key fragments 136 1985
* 4862268 Addressable cable television control system with video format data transmission 353 1985
4982430 Bootstrap channel security arrangement for communication network 232 1985
4558464 Address-programmable CATV converter 143 1985
* 4710955 Cable television system with two-way telephone communication path 217 1985
4689619 Method and apparatus for polling subscriber terminals 150 1985
4712239 Security arrangement for downloadable cable television converters 182 1986
4771456 Cable television channel selector/descrambler for use with cable-ready video applicances 98 1986
4821097 Apparatus and method for providing digital audio on the sound carrier of a standard television signal 160 1987
* 4739510 Direct broadcast satellite signal transmission system 300 1987
5036537 Geographic black-out method for direct broadcast satellite system 276 1987
4803725 Cryptographic system using interchangeable key blocks and selectable key fragments 167 1987
4783846 Switchable signal source module for use with cable television converter 101 1987
4864615 Reproduction of secure keys by using distributed key generation data 231 1988
* 4860379 Data communications system 252 1988
5003591 Functionally modifiable cable television converter system 276 1989
5155591 Method and apparatus for providing demographically targeted television commercials 820 1989
4975951 IPPV programming distribution control system 171 1990
5260778 Apparatus for selective distribution of messages over a communications network 547 1990
5144664 Apparatus and method for upgrading terminals to maintain a secure communication network 182 1990
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (2)
* 4396915 Automatic meter reading and control system 225 1980
4745598 Method and apparatus for maintaining a dynamic logical ring in a token passing LAN 99 1985
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
5345501 Telephone central office based method of and system for processing customer orders 197 1991
 
Blaupunkt-Werke GmbH (1)
4476573 Radio link remote control signaling system, and method 101 1982
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (4)
4908713 VCR Programmer 637 1988
5307173 Apparatus and method using compressed codes for television program record scheduling 424 1992
5420647 T.V. viewing and recording system 182 1993
5532754 Background television schedule system 690 1994
 
RESPONSE REWARD SYSTEMS L.C. (1)
4520404 System, apparatus and method for recording and editing broadcast transmissions 292 1982
 
PLESSEY TELECOMMUNICATIONS & OFFICE SYSTEMS LIMITED (1)
4573151 Interface unit for telephone system having remote units 92 1984
 
LOSHING'S CLEMENT T. (1)
4476535 System for monitoring, transmitting and conditioning of information gathered at selected locations 119 1981
 
SILENT RADIO, INC. (1)
4620227 Data decoder 98 1984
 
E-SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 4388644 Apparatus for monitoring a multichannel receiver 124 1980
 
AGB Television Research (1)
4885632 System and methods for monitoring TV viewing system including a VCR and/or a cable converter 259 1988
 
National Information Utilities Corporation (1)
4768087 Education utility 269 1985
 
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY (1)
4583128 Continuous tone recording system incorporating feedback control circuit 107 1984
 
AMTOTE INTERNATIONAL, INC. (1)
D302178 Video self-service terminal 92 1986
 
MLMC, LTD. (1)
4411017 Secure mobile telephone system 143 1980
 
The SuperGuide Corporation (3)
4751578 System for electronically controllably viewing on a television updateable television programming information 782 1985
5038211 Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving television program information 774 1989
5293357 Method and apparatus for controlling a television program recording device 420 1990
 
Sasktel (1)
5172413 Secure hierarchial video delivery system and method 764 1990
 
Clarion Co., Inc. (1)
4369462 Coding system for pay television 98 1980
 
GREENBURG, BURTON L. (1)
* 4547804 Method and apparatus for the automatic identification and verification of commercial broadcast programs 515 1983
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Time Warner Inc. (1)
* 8196168 Method and apparatus for exchanging preferences for replaying a program on a personal video recorder 16 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 4 2006
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (8)
8620113 Laser diode modes 10 2011
8760395 Gesture recognition techniques 11 2011
9100685 Determining audience state or interest using passive sensor data 4 2011
8898687 Controlling a media program based on a media reaction 9 2012
8959541 Determining a future portion of a currently presented media program 6 2012
9372544 Gesture recognition techniques 2 2014
9788032 Determining a future portion of a currently presented media program 0 2015
9628844 Determining audience state or interest using passive sensor data 1 2015
 
ZHIGU HOLDINGS LIMITED (2)
8635637 User interface presenting an animated avatar performing a media reaction 14 2011
9154837 User interface presenting an animated avatar performing a media reaction 3 2013
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