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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 (400 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 (376 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 (309 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 (284 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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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 (251 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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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 (245 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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Rupert Mayenberger: Bipolar surgical grasping instrument. Aesculap & Co KG, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, December 29, 1998: US05853412 (244 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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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 (239 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 (234 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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Heinz Michael Mayer, Stephan Eckhof, Nicola Giordano, Dieter Weisshaupt: Surgical retractor. AESCULAP, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, March 17, 1998: US05728046 (209 worldwide citation)

In a surgical retractor having a frame on which at least two retractor elements are mounted, if desired, so as to be displaceable, to enable individual adjustment of the forces exerted by the retractor elements on the surrounding tissue, it is proposed that the frame have at least one support foot w ...



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