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Gerard K Kunkel, Scott A Piette, Douglas A Perham Jr: System and method for transmitting and displaying targeted infromation. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, August 29, 2006: US07100183 (165 worldwide citation)

A system and method for transmitting and displaying information in a television distribution system (10), or the like, transmits information that is targeted to a viewer matching particular demographic data. The results of a viewer completed demographic survey are used to generate a database known a ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner, Richard E Wunderlich: Method and apparatus for interactive program suggestion. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, March 14, 2006: US07013478 (145 worldwide citation)

A method and an apparatus suggests programs for viewing by a subscriber. Terminals installed at a subscriber's home and at central locations, such as bookstores, video rental stores and libraries, provide responsive or intelligent search functions to suggest programs for viewing according to a subsc ...


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James B Armstrong, Craig T Jorgensen: System enabling user access to secondary content associated with a primary content stream. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, March 21, 2006: US07017173 (136 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a method and apparatus for inserting advertisement and/or other information into an audio-video presentation during the presentation of non-active imagery. More specifically, in a case of a user interrupting the standard presentation of a content stream via, for example, pres ...


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John S Hendricks, Richard E Wunderlich: Program delivery system for VOD. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, March 11, 2008: US07343614 (120 worldwide citation)

A novel network manager for use with a cable television system headend capable of monitoring and managing headend components and set top terminals in a television delivery system. The invention relates to methods and apparatus that manage and coordinate the reception of requested video on demand pro ...


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Tom Giammaressi: Service rate change method and apparatus. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, August 1, 2006: US07086077 (114 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for allocating bandwidth within a bandwidth constrained interactive information distribution system. The system determined if a requested information stream may be provided to a requesting subscriber at an appropriate bandwidth level (i.e., appropriate bitrate providing full q ...


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John S Hendricks, Alfred E Bonner, John S McCoskey, Michael L Asmussen: Digital broadcast program billing. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, November 7, 2006: US07134131 (108 worldwide citation)

A method and a system for selecting and ordering broadcast programs uses an electronic program guide that may be broadcast to subscribers or posted on an Internet web site. The system allows national broadcasters to provide one or more channels of pay-per-view or subscription programming and to esta ...


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Dean E Cerrato: Method and apparatus for identifying unique client users from user behavioral data. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, August 15, 2006: US07092926 (99 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for identifying a current user of a terminal device from a group of possible users. The method includes providing a database containing multiple user input pattern profiles of prior user inputs to the terminal device. Each of the possible users of the group are assoc ...


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Hendricks John S, Bonner Alfred E: Centre de controle des operations pour systeme de groupage et de distribution de programmes de television, An operation center for a television program packaging and delivery system. Discovery Communications, Sedna Patent Services, RICHES MCKENZIE & HERBERT, June 23, 1994: CA2151458 (87 worldwide citation)

An Operations Center (202) for television entertainment systems that provide television programming to consumer homes is disclosed. The Operations Center (202) organizes and packages television progamming and program information for delivery to and from consumer homes. The Operations Center (202) in ...


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Michael L Asmussen: Set top terminal having a program pause feature. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, July 1, 2008: US07395546 (75 worldwide citation)

A system for automatically pausing a video program in response to detection of the occurrence of a communications event or triggering event. In response to an incoming phone call, message, web page, or other communications information, the system pauses the video program and displays an indication o ...


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Yong Ho Son, Michael Robert Colligan: Method and apparatus providing process independence within a heterogeneous information distribution system. Sedna Patent Services, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, May 24, 2005: US06898800 (75 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for adapting the delivery of assets and/or content to set top terminals within a heterogeneous information distribution system based on graphics and/or processing capability of set top terminals receiving the assets and/or content.