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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner: Network controller for cable television delivery systems. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney P L, February 4, 1997: US05600364 (884 worldwide citation)

A novel network controller for use with a digital cable headend capable of monitoring and controlling set top terminals in a television program delivery system is described. The invention relates to methods and apparatus for a network controller that manages a configuration of set top terminals in a ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner, Richard E Wunderlich: Terminal for suggesting programs offered on a television program delivery system. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, August 25, 1998: US05798785 (712 worldwide citation)

A novel reprogrammable set top terminal for a television program delivery system which suggests programs for viewing is described. The invention relates to methods and apparatus for reprogramming set top terminals, and selecting and displaying programs to suggest to subscribers for viewing. The inve ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner: Television program delivery system. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, September 24, 1996: US05559549 (642 worldwide citation)

An expanded television program delivery system is described which allows viewers to select television and audio program choices from a series of menus. The primary components of the system include an operations center, a digital cable headend, and at least one set top terminal having a remote contro ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner, John S McCoskey, Michael L Asmussen: Targeted advertisement using television delivery systems. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, October 8, 2002: US06463585 (622 worldwide citation)

A novel multiple channel architecture is designed to allow targeted advertising directed to television terminals connected to an operations center or a cable headend. Program channels carry television programs. During commercial breaks in the television programs, advertisements, which are also broad ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner, Richard E Wunderlich, Eric C Berkobin: Advanced set top terminal for cable television delivery systems. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, November 23, 1999: US05990927 (548 worldwide citation)

A novel advanced set top terminal capable of digital decompression, menu generation, interactivity and other advanced functional capabilities for use in a television program delivery system is described. The invention relates to methods and apparatus for upgrading existing set top terminals to provi ...


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John S Hendricks, Richard E Wunderlich: Operations center with video storage for a television program packaging and delivery system. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, February 4, 1997: US05600573 (499 worldwide citation)

The present invention is an operations center that organizes and packages television programs for transmission in a television delivery system. The center is capable of receiving, storing, packaging and delivering countless programs in various signal formats. The center is a particularly useful inve ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner, Eric C Berkobin: Set top terminal for cable television delivery systems. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, March 31, 1998: US05734853 (486 worldwide citation)

A viewer interface for a television program delivery system is described. The innovation relates to methods and devices for viewer pathways to television programs. Specifically, the interface involves hardware and software used in conjunction with a television at the viewer home to create a user fri ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner: Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, August 19, 1997: US05659350 (481 worldwide citation)

An Operations Center for television entertainment systems that provide television programming to consumer homes is disclosed. The Operations Center organizes and packages television programming and program information for delivery to and from consumer homes. The Operations Center includes a computer ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner: Method and apparatus for targeted advertising. Discovery Communications, Andrews & Kurth L, May 18, 2004: US06738978 (399 worldwide citation)

A novel network controller for use with a digital cable headend capable of monitoring and controlling set top terminals in a television program delivery system is described. The invention relates to methods and apparatus for a network controller that manages a configuration of set top terminals in a ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner, John P Lappington, Richard E Wunderlich: Digital cable headend for cable television delivery system. Discovery Communications, Dorsey & Whitney, October 28, 1997: US05682195 (364 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides greater capability and flexibility than existing cable headends. Specifically, the invention comprises a modular design for a cable headend and a combiner component for cable headend. The invention is particularly useful in cable television program delivery systems tra ...



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