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W Leo Hoarty: Carousel display. ICTV, Bromberg & Sunstein, January 16, 1996: US05485197 (505 worldwide citation)

An interactive home information system is described for providing interactive cable television services to a plurality of subscribers. The system includes a "node" which is in communication with the headend of the system and a group of subscriber home interface terminals. The node operates to select ...


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W Leo Hoarty, Gary M Lauder: System for distributing customized commercials to television viewers. ICTV, Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen, June 7, 1994: US05319455 (483 worldwide citation)

An interactive multimedia system with distributed processing and storage of video picture information and associated data and sound in nodes disposed throughout a cable television distribution system. The nodes are coupled to the feeder cable of the cable distribution system. Each node in the system ...


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W Leo Hoarty: Interactive home information system. ICTV, Bromberg & Sunstein, May 2, 1995: US05412720 (427 worldwide citation)

An interactive cable television system having a plurality of feeder servers, a plurality of home interface controllers and a feeder port. Home interface controllers are each equipped with a radio frequency input and a data communications link with a receiver and transmitter in the feeder port. A nod ...


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W Leo Hoarty, Joshua W Soske, Gary M Lauder, Stephen C Snell, Delmer D Fisher, John North: Interactive home information system with signal assignment. ICTV, Bromberg & Sunstein, June 11, 1996: US05526034 (276 worldwide citation)

An interactive home information system having a node in television communication and data communication with a group of home interface controllers. At each home interface controller, there is a signal input for receiving television signals from the node over a cable television distribution network a ...


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W Leo Hoarty, Joshua W Soske: Interactive and conventional television information system. ICTV, Bromberg & Sunstein, August 27, 1996: US05550578 (216 worldwide citation)

An interactive television information system coupled to a cable television system having a headend for supplying information services and an information service distribution network for delivering information services to subscriber televisions. Each subscriber television is associated with a home in ...


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W Leo Hoarty: Interactive cable television system with frame server. ICTV, Bromberg & Sunstein, March 20, 2001: US06205582 (210 worldwide citation)

In an interactive cable system having a plurality of assignable interactive controllers which communicate with subscribers through an information service distribution network, a frame server is provided for interfacing with a plurality of subscribers. A system manager assigns either the frame server ...


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W Leo Hoarty: Home interface controller for providing interactive cable television. ICTV, Bromberg & Sunstein, August 8, 2000: US06100883 (207 worldwide citation)

An interactive television information system coupled to a cable television system having a headend for supplying information services and an information service distribution network for delivering information services to subscriber televisions. Each subscriber television is associated with a home in ...


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Gary M Lauder, W Leo Hoarty: Interactive cable television system with frame grabber. ICTV, Bromberg & Sunstein, June 26, 2001: US06253238 (159 worldwide citation)

In an interactive cable system having at least one processor at a headend in communication with subscribers through an information service distribution network, a frame grabber is provided for grabbing a frame of video and storing the frame in a storage medium. A video frame may be requested from th ...


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W L Hoarty, Bruce D Nilo, Joshua W Soske: System manager and hypertext control interface for interactive cable television system. ICTV, Bromberg & Sunstein, October 16, 2001: US06305020 (115 worldwide citation)

A system manager for use with an interactive cable system. The cable system has (i) an information service network for delivering information services to subscriber televisions, (ii) a plurality of home interface controllers, each home interface controller associated with a subscriber television and ...


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W Leo Hoarty: Compressed digital overlay controller and method for MPEG type video signal. ICTV, Bromberg & Sunstein, January 14, 1997: US05594507 (108 worldwide citation)

A controller, in accordance with a preferred embodiment provides, in a specified region of first television picture generated by a first digitally compressed video signal, an overlay of a second picture embodied in a second video signal. The controller includes an I-frame buffer for storing updated ...