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David Chen, Weidong Mao: Splicing compressed packetized digital video streams. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, June 29, 1999: US05917830 (444 worldwide citation)

A secondary packetized data stream, such as a commercial, is spliced with a primary packetized data stream, such as a network television program. The system does not require decompression of the data in the primary data stream, and is particularly suitable for use at a cable system headend to allow ...


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Brant Candelore: Digital coupons for pay televisions. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, May 2, 2000: US06057872 (410 worldwide citation)

Digital coupons are selectively transmitted in a communication network to subscriber terminals for promotional purposes. Subscribers automatically receive coupon credits when they meet the preconditions of the digital coupons. Free or reduced price pay-per-view (PPV) programming in particular may be ...


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Robert L Warren, Chong U Lee, Kamran Moallemi: Multi-media copy management system. Solana Technology Development Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, October 5, 1999: US05963909 (323 worldwide citation)

Reproduction of a multi-media data signal which is stored on a source media or distributed via a communication network is controlled by inserting master tag data and control tag data into the data signal. A player/recorder inserts an additional generation of control tag information each time a copy ...


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Chong U Lee, Kamran Moallemi, Robert L Warren: Method and apparatus for transporting auxiliary data in audio signals. Solana Technology Development Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, October 13, 1998: US05822360 (290 worldwide citation)

Auxiliary data is transported in a conventional audio signal by hiding the data in the form of colored noise. The colored noise has a spectrum that simulates the spectrum of the primary audio signal. The data to be transported is first converted to a spread spectrum signal. The primary audio signal ...


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Rupert Mayenberger: Bipolar surgical grasping instrument. Aesculap & Co KG, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, December 29, 1998: US05853412 (270 worldwide citation)

A bipolar surgical grasping instrument with two grasping arms that are electrically insulated from one another. The two arms are pivotally mounted at the end of a tubular shank, and are coaxially pivotable in opposite directions by toggle lever elements that are activated by a push-and-pull rod disp ...


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Mark K Eyer, Michael Field: Hypertext markup language protocol for television display and control. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, November 9, 1999: US05982445 (266 worldwide citation)

Textual and graphical displays are provided on a television screen using a hypertext markup language (HTML). On-screen display devices allow a user to invoke hyperlinks to different pages of HTML-coded data in addition to functions calls for controlling television and non-television appliance functi ...


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Paul D Vancelette: Multi-channel television system with viewer-selectable video and audio. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, April 13, 1999: US05894320 (264 worldwide citation)

A television viewer can select among a choice of available camera angles and audio feeds when viewing a sporting event such as a football game without changing the television channel. Audio, video and control data is transmitted in a packetized data stream with control data providing a pre-assigned ...


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Chong U Lee, Kamran Moallemi, Jurg Hinderling: Post-compression hidden data transport. Solana Technology Development Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, November 11, 1997: US05687191 (261 worldwide citation)

Auxiliary data subband samples representing an auxiliary data signal are transported in a subband-coded compressed digital audio signal without decompressing the data. A pre-existing packetized data stream is provided to an input of a encoder. Subband audio samples are extracted from the packet stre ...


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Robert O Eifrig, Xuemin Chen, Ajay Luthra: Prediction and coding of bi-directionally predicted video object planes for interlaced digital video. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, November 23, 1999: US05991447 (258 worldwide citation)

A system for coding of digital video images such as bi-directionally predicted video object planes (B-VOPs), in particular, where the B-VOP and/or a reference image used to code the B-VOP is interlaced coded. For a B-VOP macroblock which is co-sited with a field predicted macroblock of a future anch ...


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Brant Candelore, Eric Sprunk: Secure processor with external memory using block chaining and block re-ordering. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, May 9, 2000: US06061449 (227 worldwide citation)

A scrambled data transmission is descrambled by communicating encrypted program information and authentication information between an external storage device and block buffers of a secure circuit. The program information is communicated in block chains to reduce the overhead of the authentication in ...