06340987 is referenced by 9 patents.

A method and apparatus for masking latency in an interactive television network. One embodiment of the invention initially receives a command pertaining to an interactive selection from a viewer. The invention then determines if latency is associated with the execution of the received command. If so, the invention (1) begins processing the command, and (2) presents a latency-masking presentation.

Title
Method and apparatus for masking latency in an interactive television network
Application Number
8/572547
Publication Number
6340987 (B1)
Application Date
December 14, 1995
Publication Date
January 22, 2002
Inventor
Michael T Hayashi
Aurora
CO, US
Agent
Holland & Hart
US
Assignee
Time Warner Entertainment Company
CT, US
IPC
H04N 7/10
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