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Venkata C Majeti, Mowaffak T Midani, Richard J Watson, Kenneth A Zabriskie: Customer premises equipment receives high-speed downstream data over a cable television system and transmits lower speed upstream signaling on a separate channel. AT&T, Charles L Warren, January 30, 1996: US05488412 (343 worldwide citation)

In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a home controller receives signals from the cable television system and utilizes a cable demodulator tuned to the RF frequency of the channel which carries the data information. The cable demodulator demodulates the RF encoded signals into c ...


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Venkata C Majeti, Mowaffak T Midani, Richard J Watson, Kenneth A Zabriskie: Apparatus and method for integrating downstream data transfer over a cable television channel with upstream data carrier by other media. AT&T, Charles L Warren, July 9, 1996: US05534913 (245 worldwide citation)

A split channel bridging unit includes a router that operates under the control of a control processor to route packets of information destined for a user to a modulator which is connected to the cable distribution head-end of the cable television system which serves the requesting user. The modulat ...


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Venkata C Majeti, Mowaffak T Midani, Richard J Watson, Kenneth A Zabriskie: Apparatus and method for diplaying an alert to an individual personal computer user via the users television connected to a cable television system. AT&T, Charles L Warren, April 30, 1996: US05512935 (190 worldwide citation)

A user's personal computer is coupled to a home controller which is, in turn connected to the input cable from a cable television system and to a set top box which determines the channel to be delivered to an associated television. The service provider transmits over a conventional modem communicati ...