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Joel Zdepski, Larry J Gardner: System and method for inserting interactive program content within a television signal originating at a remote network. OpenTV, Sun Microsystems, B Noel Kivlin, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, December 21, 1999: US06006256 (152 worldwide citation)

A digital broadcast station is configured to "turn around" and add interactive programming to a television signal conveyed by a remote network. Prior to conveying the television signal, the remote network inserts a trigger within the vertical blanking interval of the signal. The trigger contains com ...


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Joel Zdepski, Rama Kalluri, Howard Page, Wolf Hasso Kaubisch: System and method for creating trick play video streams from a compressed normal play video bitstream. OpenTV, Rory D Rankin, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, September 3, 2002: US06445738 (136 worldwide citation)

A system and method for generating trick play video streams, such as fast forward and fast reverse video streams, from an MPEG compressed normal play bitstream. The system receives a compressed normal play bitstream and filters the bitstream by extracting and saving only portions of the bitstream. T ...


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Elliott Broadwin, Jon C Haass: Interactive television system and method for displaying web-like stills with hyperlinks. Opentv, Jeffrey C Hood, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, August 14, 2001: US06275989 (135 worldwide citation)

A system and method for displaying still video images related to video content in an interactive broadcast television system. The system and method of the present invention may also be used for simulating an Internet home page on an interactive television system. The present invention thus supports ...


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Steven Szymanski, Jean Rene Menand, Vincent Dureau, Suresh N Chari: Security model for interactive television applications. OpenTV, B Noel Conley Rose & Tayon Kivlin, November 14, 2000: US06148081 (115 worldwide citation)

A system and method implemented in an interactive television system for restricting or controlling the access rights of interactive television applications and carousels. The system broadcasts modules from a broadcast station to a plurality of receiving stations, which execute applications containin ...


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Alain Delpuch, James Whitledge, Jean Rene Menand, Emmanuel Barbier, Kevin Hausman, Debra Hensgen, Dongmin Su: Supporting common interactive television functionality through presentation engine syntax. OpenTV, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Rory D Rankin, May 30, 2006: US07055169 (106 worldwide citation)

A method and mechanism for enabling the creation and/or control of interactive television content using declarative-like directives such as HTML, scripting languages, or other languages. A a centrally located proxy server is configured to receive, transcode and convey transcoded web based content to ...


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Vincent Dureau: System and method for promoting viewer interaction in a television system. OpenTV, B Noël Kivlin, Rory D Rankin, January 28, 2003: US06513160 (100 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system configured to display an animated character which has an appearance indicative of a viewer's interaction and time spent watching a particular television program. In one embodiment, the character is a genie which appears more healthy when the viewer's watchi ...


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Joel W Zdepski, Rama M Kalluri: Interactive television system and method for displaying a graphical user interface using insert pictures. OpenTV, Rory D Rankin, Jeffrey C Hood, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC, August 12, 2003: US06606746 (87 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) in an interactive television system. In the preferred embodiment, the interactive television system comprises a video delivery system for providing video content, and at least one subscriber television including a display screen, whe ...


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Elliot Broadwin, Jon Haass: Interactive television system and method having on-demand web-like navigational capabilities for displaying requested hyperlinked web-like still images associated with television content. OpenTV, Sun Microsystems, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Rory D Rankin, September 6, 2005: US06941574 (86 worldwide citation)

A system and method for displaying still video images related to video content in an interactive broadcast television system. The system and method of the present invention may also be used for simulating an Internet home page on an interactive television system. The present invention thus supports ...


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Andrew Goodman, Jean Rene Menand: Module manager for interactive television system. OpenTV, Rory D Rankin, Conley Rose & Tayon PC, July 30, 2002: US06427238 (72 worldwide citation)

A system and method implemented in an interactive television system for managing modules of interactive television applications. The system transmits modules from a broadcast station to a plurality of receiving stations through various paths, such as broadcast channels and modem channels. The receiv ...


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Ludovic Pierre, Debra Hensgen: System and method for incorporating previously broadcast content into program recording. OpenTV, Rory D Rankin, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, January 13, 2004: US06678463 (68 worldwide citation)

A method and system for incorporating previously broadcast content into a program recording. The method includes receiving a broadcast containing a program and automatically recording the broadcast at the start of the program to store a first portion of the program in a first storage area. Space is ...