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David B Lett, William M Raley Jr, Michael T Hayashi: Method and apparatus for providing interactive electronic programming guide. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Allegretti, January 7, 1997: US05592551 (835 worldwide citation)

A subscription television system is provided that transmits a plurality of television signals to a plurality of subscribers. The television signals include pay-per-view programs (purchased by feature) or near-video-on-demand programs (purchased for a period of time for unlimited viewing) that are pr ...


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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 (790 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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David B Lett: System and method for subscriber interactivity in a television system. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Allegretti, July 23, 1996: US05539822 (383 worldwide citation)

A system for providing interactive services in a subscription television system comprises a system network controller for controlling the interactive services having controller memory for storing subscriber terminal identification data, transaction identification data and transaction return data, an ...


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Kinney C Bacon, R Thomas Haman, David B Lett, Robert O Banker, Michael P Harney: Reprogrammable subscriber terminal. Scientific Atlanta, Jones & Askew, August 8, 1995: US05440632 (301 worldwide citation)

A reprogrammable subscriber terminal of a subscription television service which can have the control program code of its control processor modified by downloading new program code from the headend. The control processor stores a boot program in an internal read only memory. Upon start up and resets, ...


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David B Lett, Scott L Hamilton, Kinney C Bacon, Michael Raley: Auxiliary device control for a subscriber terminal. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Witcoff, August 12, 1997: US05657414 (189 worldwide citation)

An auxiliary device control for a subscriber terminal includes a four wire ribbon cable defining a bidirectional communication and data interface from the terminal to one or more auxiliary devices. A communication and data protocol for the bidirectional transfer of instructions, status, and data ove ...


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Donald H Bowen, Michael P Harney, David B Lett: Subscriber terminal with plug in expansion card. Scientific Atlanta, Jones & Askew, November 22, 1994: US05367571 (135 worldwide citation)

A subscriber terminal with a plug-in expansion card provides for memory expansion and security renewal. The subscriber terminal has a memory control bus including data, address, and control lines which are extended to an expansion connector. In addition, the subscriber terminal includes a secure mic ...


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Glen L Akins III, Robert O Banker, David B Lett: Method and apparatus for downloading on-screen graphics and captions to a television terminal. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Witcoff, February 3, 1998: US05715515 (120 worldwide citation)

A method of downloading on-screen graphics and captions to a television terminal for display comprises a system manager computer and data transmission apparatus coupled thereto for transmitting program code, cube definition data and downloadable display commands to the terminal. Manufacturer interve ...


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David B Lett: Home communications terminal having an applications module. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Witcoff, June 23, 1998: US05771064 (61 worldwide citation)

A home communications terminal for use in a communications network is provided. The home communications terminal includes an applications module and a subscriber terminal module. The applications module has a memory including a first memory portion, and a processing unit for executing program code s ...


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Bohdan Prus, David B Lett: Settop cable television control device and method including bootloader software and code version table for maintaining and updating settop receiver operating system software. Scientific Atlanta, June 27, 2006: US07069578 (24 worldwide citation)

A cable television settop receiver and method includes a software component and a frequency acquisition method for determining the ability of the operating system/control program in the settop receiver to operate the settop receiver. The software component, referred to as a “bootloader”, executes on ...


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Stephen H Lafferty, David B Lett: Signal scrambling transmission system. Wegener Communications, Jones Askew & Lunsford, March 28, 1989: US04817148 (21 worldwide citation)

There is disclosed a signal scrambling transmission system in which the data is scrambled at the transmit end by logically combining the data with a pseudo random sequence generated by a ROM prior to transmission. The data is recovered at the receive end by logically combining the scrambled data wit ...



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