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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 (365 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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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 (363 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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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 (338 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 (316 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 (313 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 (300 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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Edward C Frederick: Device for determining the speed, distance traversed, elapsed time and calories expended by a person while running. Nike, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, March 25, 1986: US04578769 (286 worldwide citation)

A device for measuring the speed of a person while running along a surface is disclosed. A pressure switch or transducer located in a shoe senses when a foot of the runner is in contact with the surface and produces a foot contact signal having a duration proportional to the time the foot is in cont ...


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Roy L Sumner: In-vehicle traffic congestion information system. Farradyne Systems, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, November 17, 1992: US05164904 (284 worldwide citation)

The In-Vehicle Traffic Congestion Information System (ICI system) consists of a technique to provide real-time traffic congestion data to drivers of suitably equipped vehicles. The ICI system includes apparatus for gathering and formatting data at a central location, transmitting the data to vehicle ...


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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 (280 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 ...