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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 (350 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 (319 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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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 (270 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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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 (263 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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Robert J Beyers II, Charles R Bramhall, Gregory S Durden, Robert J Edwards, Ray T Haman Jr, Douglas J Hoder, Donald R Huntley, John A Kennedy, Emory L McGinty Jr, Jay C McMullan Jr, David J Naddor, Randolph J Schaubs, Jesse M Still, Anthony J Wasilewski, Lamar E West Jr, Donovan S White: Cable television radio frequency subscriber data transmission apparatus and RF return method. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, August 10, 1993: US05235619 (241 worldwide citation)

A method of transferring a data message from a remote unit to a central location is provided. A plurality of data channels is selected for transmitting the data message from the remote unit to the central location. At least one random transmit time is generated for transmitting the data message for ...


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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 (231 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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Robert J Beyers II, Charles R Bramhall, Gregory S Durden, Robert J Edwards, Ray T Haman Jr, Douglas J Hoder, Donald R Huntley, John A Kennedy, Emory L McGinty Jr, Jay C McMullan Jr, David J Naddor, Randolph J Schaubs, Jesse M Still, Anthony J Wasilewski, Lamar E West Jr, Donovan S White: System for data channel level control. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, October 13, 1992: US05155590 (231 worldwide citation)

Automatic level calibration apparatus for transmitting data from a cable television terminal to the headend of a cable television system comprises programmable transmitter apparatus of the terminal, programmable receiving apparatus at the headend and a calibration controller. Responsive to an addres ...


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Richard E Wunderlich, James O Farmer: Method and apparatus for providing on demand services in a subscriber system. Antec Corporation, William A Marvin, May 20, 1997: US05631693 (207 worldwide citation)

An on demand services feature for the provision of video, audio, and data services for a subscription system of the CTV type, or the like. The system comprises a headend coupled to a distribution network having a multiplicity of subscribers. Standard service signals forming scheduled program channel ...


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Jay C McMullan Jr, Douglas J Hoder, Donald R Huntley: Cable television radio frequency data processor. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, August 25, 1992: US05142690 (186 worldwide citation)

A cable television radio frequency data processor for receiving and processing data transmitted from a cable television terminal to the headend of a cable television system comprises a plurality of data receivers for receiving the returned data, detectors associated with each receiver for providing ...


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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 (174 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 ...