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Nigel Seth Smith, Cameron Bates, Samson Lim, William van Rassel, Robert Yoneda, Keith Lucas: Communication of individual messages to subscribers in a subscription television system. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, May 9, 1989: US04829569 (359 worldwide citation)

A subscription television system in which individual decoders are enabled to receive individually addressed messages is disclosed. The composite signal, including video and teletext, also comprises addressed packets, which are detected by decoders and which indicate that a message addressed to a par ...


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Nigel Seth Smith, Cameron Bates, Samson Lim, William van Rassel, Robert Yoneda, Keith Lucas: Communications format for a subscription television system permitting transmission of individual text messages to subscribers. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, December 26, 1989: US04890321 (356 worldwide citation)

A subscription television system in which individual decoders are enabled to receive individually addressed messages is disclosed. The composite signal, including video and teletext, also comprises addressed packets which are detected by decoders and which indicate that a message addressed to a part ...


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Mark G Parker, David M Forland, Lester Q Lee, Thomas McGuirk, Daniel R Potter, Stephen F Potter: Footwear with adjustable viscoelastic unit. Nike and Nike International, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, April 4, 1989: US04817304 (329 worldwide citation)

Footwear having an improved cushioning sole structure is disclosed. The footwear includes an upper and a sole member attached to the upper. The sole member includes a sealed inner member of a flexible material which is inflated with a gaseous medium to form a compliant and resilient insert. An elast ...


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Lee R Johnson, Elizabeth A Smith, Howard L Myers, Fitzroy E Williams, Curt M Kuban: Cable television transaction terminal. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, December 31, 1991: US05077607 (329 worldwide citation)

A cable television transaction terminal comprises a keyboard for entry of selection and field completion data and a teletext screen generator for actuating a visual display of teletext screens comprising selection items or completion fields. Each screen is uniquely identified and stored in terminal ...


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Keith Gammie, Robert K Yoneda, Arthur Woo, Wayne Sheldrick: Independent external security module for a digitally upgradeable television signal decoder. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, August 17, 1993: US05237610 (311 worldwide citation)

A decoder for descrambling encoded satellite transmissions comprises an internal security module and a resplaceable security module. The program signal is scrambled with a key and then the key itself is twice-encrypted and multiplexed with the scrambled program signal. The key is first encrypted wit ...


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Lee R Johnson, Elizabeth A Smith: Interactive television terminal with programmable background audio or video. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, February 5, 1991: US04991011 (308 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for use in a television terminal selectively provides a background audio or video signal or both to accompany display of a screen of textual information. The apparatus comprises a tuning circuit for tuning to a predetermined background channel determined by user selection of a particular t ...


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Curt M Kuban, Jeffrey C Ting, Fitzroy E Williams, Lee R Johnson, Elizabeth A Smith, Howard L Myers: Interactive room status/time information system. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, February 19, 1991: US04994908 (282 worldwide citation)

An interactive room status/time information system is provided having a terminal associated with a television comprising a processor for processing data, an associated memory for storing operation data and control algorithms, a keypad with remote control for inputting information, a character genera ...


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Gregory S Durden, Ray T Haman Jr, Scott L Hamilton, Richard B Frederick, David J Naddor, Randolph J Schaubs: Set-top interface transactions in an impulse pay per view television system. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, March 26, 1991: US05003384 (274 worldwide citation)

An impulse pay-per-view system wherein a number of downloadable transactions may be utilized to effect increased control and diversity is disclosed. A preview time/free transaction permits a system subscriber to view portions of a pay-per-view event without purchasing the event. A security transacti ...


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George T Keyser Jr, Carl R Fosler, Jeffrey D Johnson: Portable personal-banking system. JML Communications, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, June 18, 1991: US05025373 (269 worldwide citation)

A portable personal banking system comprises a host computer and at least one portable terminal among a variety of terminals including automatic teller machines and personal computers. The portable terminal provides a range of banking services over an automatically dialed-up telephone connection to ...


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Lee R Johnson, Elizabeth A Smith, Howard L Myers, Curt M Kuban: Terminal authorization method. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, March 19, 1991: US05001554 (268 worldwide citation)

A terminal apparatus for use in a cable television system which provides a plurality of channels capable of being tuned for display at a television receiver is provided. The apparatus includes a memory for storing data for generating a plurality of predetermined character screens and for storing dea ...



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