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Robert O Banker, Jeffrey B Huppertz, Michael T Hayashi, David B Lett, Voytek E Godlewski, Michael W Raley: Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions. Scientific Atlanta, Frederick W Powers III, Steven C Stewart, October 18, 1994: US05357276 (787 worldwide citation)

A near video on demand time shifting feature for a subscriber terminal emulates the video cassette recorder functions of pause, fast forward, and rewind for a NVOD service subscription. The subscriber terminal stores global transactions concerning NVOD events in an event portion of memory. The subsc ...


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Jay C McMullan Jr: Method and apparatus for generating and collecting viewing statistics for remote terminals in a cable television system. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, Frederick W Powers III, October 5, 1993: US05251324 (336 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for generating and collecting viewing statistics in a cable television system is provided. For example, data relating to television channels being viewed at remote terminals may be generated by each remote terminal and then collected by a system manager. A system manager trans ...


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Robert O Banker, Kinney C Bacon, Julius B Bagley: Method and apparatus for tuning data channels in a subscription television system having in-band data transmissions. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, Frederick W Powers III, September 21, 1993: US05247364 (308 worldwide citation)

A subscriber terminal apparatus for a television in an in-band subscription television system is provided. The subscriber terminal is adapted to receive a television signal including video, audio, and data information. A tuner of the subscriber terminal tunes channels of the television signal and an ...


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Luis A Rovira, William E Wall Jr: Method and apparatus for transmitting, receiving and communicating digital data signals with corresponding program data signals which describe the digital data signals. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, Frederick W Powers III, August 24, 1993: US05239540 (257 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is described for transmitting, receiving and communicating program data signals which are combined with digital data signals. Preferably, the present invention compresses 30 digital audio signals, multiplexes them with title, track, artist, record label, year, etc., program i ...


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Lee R Johnson, Luis A Rovira, Leo Montreuil, William E Wall Jr: Remote control for digital music terminal with synchronized communications. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, Frederick W Powers III, January 25, 1994: US05282028 (254 worldwide citation)

A remote control system including a hand held remote control unit with an alphanumeric information display, for controlling and communicating with a first controlled device, such as a digital music tuner connected to a community antenna television (CATV) cable, and for controlling a selected one of ...


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Jay C McMullan Jr: Automatic frequency selection in a bi-directional cable television system. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, Frederick W Powers III, July 6, 1993: US05225902 (224 worldwide citation)

A method for automatically selecting optimum frequencies for transmitting data from remote terminals upstream to a system manager is provided. The system manager initially selects a set of frequencies from a larger set of available frequencies and transmits a command downstream to each remote termin ...


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Jay C McMullan Jr, David J Naddor, Robert J Beyers II: Method and apparatus for RF data transfer in a CATV system. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, Frederick W Powers III, October 19, 1993: US05255086 (172 worldwide citation)

A method of controlling the allocation of a population of remote units among a plurality of groups of remote units is provided. Each remote unit has a digital identifier respectively associated therewith. A maximum and a minimum average number of remote units per group is fixed. The remote units are ...


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Robert O Banker, Kinney C Bacon, Julius B Bagley: Method and apparatus for displaying channel identification information. Scientific Atlanta, Frederick W Powers III, April 5, 1994: US05301028 (171 worldwide citation)

A subscriber terminal includes a receiver for receiving a television signal including video, audio, and data information. A channel of the television signal may be selected for display on the television. A memory stores channel identification information such as channel identifiers. The channel iden ...


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Gregory Thomas Dubberly, Thomas Autrey Bohannon: Reverse path allocation and contention resolution scheme for a broadband communications system. Scientific Atlanta, Kenneth M Massaroni, John Victor Pezdek, Frederick W Powers III, February 17, 1998: US05719872 (129 worldwide citation)

A broadband communications system for coupling telephony or other digital networks to a CATV network. The system transmits a multiplex of telephony signals in the forward band of the CATV network. The forward telephony channels are demodulated and demultiplexed by a plurality of subscriber terminals ...


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Michael Harney, Himanshu R Parikh, Lamar E West Jr, James O Farmer, Mark E Schuttte: CATV pay per view interdiction system. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, Frederick W Powers III, September 14, 1993: US05245420 (104 worldwide citation)

An off premises CATV system is disclosed. A headend transmits programming including pay-per-view programming and a cable distribution system distributes the programming. An off premises unit is coupled to the cable distribution system for supplying the programming to at least one subscriber. A subsc ...



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