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Yvette Gordon, James P Ludington: System for managing the addition/deletion of media assets within a network based on usage and media asset metadata. Time Warner Cable, John R Wahl, Robert G Holland & Hart Crouch, July 6, 1999: US05920700 (315 worldwide citation)

An intelligent asset management system is disclosed which includes a schedule manager for evaluation of predetermined events particular to each asset and predetermined requirements for distribution, updating, and deletion of the asset in view of real time current conditions and constraints; a resour ...


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Nizar Allibhoy, Joseph George Buehl, Joe Edmonds: Virtual assets in an interactive television cable system. Time Warner Entertainment Co Time Warner Cable, Homer L Holland & Hart Knearl, September 8, 1998: US05805155 (156 worldwide citation)

An interactive cable TV system includes a large number of set-top terminals that are connected to a system headend by way of a low-speed, time division multiplexed, channel. The headend includes the mass storage of multimedia data-assets that each contain a large number of individual data-items that ...


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Michael Brian Adams, Louis Dew Williamson: Optimum bandwidth utilization in a shared cable system data channel. Time Warner Cable a division of Time Warner Enterainment Company, Robert G Holland & Hart Crouch, September 26, 2000: US06124878 (144 worldwide citation)

A full service network (FSN) provides three communication channels that end between a headend and each set-top within the FSN, namely (1) forward-application-transport (FAT) channels that supply data from the headend to all or to only addressed ones of the set-tops, (2) a forward-data-channel (FDC) ...


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Michael B Adams: Method and apparatus for utilizing the available bit rate in a constrained variable bit rate channel. Time Warner Cable a division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, Robert G Holland & Hart Crouch, March 28, 2000: US06044396 (114 worldwide citation)

A system for utilizing the available bit rate in a constrained variable bit rate channel is described. The system receives one or more encoded information streams, each having a variable bit rate. Rate control circuitry controls the rate of transmission of the encoded information streams so that the ...


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Patrick Ladd, George W Sarosi: Methods and apparatus for event logging in an information network. Time Warner Cable, Gazdinski & Associates, September 4, 2007: US07266726 (91 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for logging, analysis, and reporting of events such as reboots in a client device (e.g., consumer premises equipment in a cable network) using applications. In one aspect, an improved event logging and monitoring system is provided within the device with which the application(s ...


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Michael J Reed, Michael F Lavery: Computer software delivery system. TCI Technology, Time Warner Cable Programming, Baker & Botts L, August 31, 1999: US05944608 (71 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and method for sending and receiving subscriber video game computer data over a broadcast medium for use with video game players and which includes microprocessor controlled transmitter and receiver systems. The receiver system retrieves, demodulates, screens and selects computer data acco ...


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William L Helms, Paul D Brooks: Apparatus and methods for multi-stage multiplexing in a network. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, October 13, 2009: US07602820 (70 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for performing multiplexing of video or other content (e.g., programs) within a network using feed-back from a subsequent digital program insertion stage, and/or feed-forward information from a prior multiplexing stage. In one embodiment, the network comprises a hybrid fiber co ...


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Jun Xu, Nanjian Qian: Broadband optical network apparatus and method. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates, February 20, 2007: US07181142 (66 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing enhanced optical networking service and performance which are particularly advantageous in terms of low cost and use of existing infrastructure, access control techniques, and components. In the exemplary embodiment, current widespread deployment and associated lo ...


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Steven Riedl, John Callahan, John B Carlucci, Hugh Josephs: Method and apparatus for network content download and recording. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, September 27, 2011: US08028322 (56 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing content to users of a network that can be selectively recorded via the user's equipment. In an exemplary embodiment, the network comprises a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network, and on-demand (OD) sessions are used to provide high-speed download of the requested conte ...


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Metod Lebar: Hybrid central/distributed VOD system with tiered content structure. Time Warner Cable a division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, The Marbury Law Group PLLC, March 30, 2010: US07690020 (55 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a hybrid central/distributed and tiered video on demand (VOD) service network with tiered content structure. In particular, the present invention uses media servers located in both the headend station and the hub stations. Set-top boxes generally would be supplied VOD ...



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