05051822 is referenced by 276 patents and cites 14 patents.

A digital, interactive communication system designed to provide a plurality of remote subscribers with any one of a plurality of stored video games or like software packages through the use of a home computing assembly maintained within the subscriber's home and structured to display video as well as generating audio on a standard television receiver and further incorporating the ability to utilize contemporary video gaming control devices for subscriber program interaction. A bi-directional communication link is established over the telephone lines between the home computing assembly and the central remote game storage center wherein the software programs are transmitted as a modulated carrier to the subscriber. Program selection is controlled by a remote game storage center executive software program. Automatic billing is performed by computing equipment maintained in the remote game storage center and transmitted to a headquarters which also receives diagnostic messages associated with the remote game center and/or the associated plurality of home computing elements.

Title
Telephone access video game distribution center
Application Number
7/423946
Publication Number
5051822
Application Date
October 19, 1989
Publication Date
September 24, 1991
Inventor
Donald E Rhoades
Miami
FL, US
Agent
Fleit Jacobson Cohn Price Holman & Stern
Assignee
Interactive Television Systems
FL, US
IPC
H04H 1/02
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