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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 (890 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 (818 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 (395 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 (314 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 (195 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 (137 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 (122 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 (63 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 (30 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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David B Lett: False alarm identification. EchoStar Technologies L L C, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, November 15, 2016: US09495860 (26 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems, such as home automation gateways and television receivers, are disclosed for distinguishing between false alarms and actual events. Aspects include transmitting sensor data, such as a video feed from a closed-circuit video system, to a display to allow a user to confirm whether ...