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Robert O Banker, Michael T Hayashi, Kinney C Bacon: Subscription television system and terminal for enabling simultaneous display of multiple services. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Allegretti, January 16, 1996: US05485221 (353 worldwide citation)

A headend of a subscription television system includes a video combiner that combines video signals from four separate programs into a composite video signal. The video signals are formatted to produce the composite video signal such that one of the programs appears in each quadrant of the displayed ...


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Robert O Banker, Kinney C Bacon, Julius B Bagley: Method and apparatus for providing an on-screen user interface for a subscription television terminal. Scientific Altanta, Banner & Allegretti, December 19, 1995: US05477262 (347 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for providing a user friendly interface to a subscription television terminal comprises a key pad arranged into a plurality of key groupings and an on-screen display controller for generating a plurality of screens for display on an associated television receiver. Five such key groupings a ...


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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 (320 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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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 (317 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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Robert O Banker, Kinney C Bacon, Julius B Bagley: Method and apparatus for displaying channel identification information. Scientific Atlanta, Frederick W Powers III, April 5, 1994: US05301028 (178 worldwide citation)

A subscriber terminal includes a receiver for receiving a television signal including video, audio, and data information. A channel of the television signal may be selected for display on the television. A memory stores channel identification information such as channel identifiers. The channel iden ...


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Robert O Banker, Kinney C Bacon, Julius B Bagley: Method and apparatus for providing message information to subscribers in a cable television system. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, May 31, 1994: US05317391 (152 worldwide citation)

A subscriber terminal apparatus for a television in an in-band subscription television system is provided. The subscriber terminal includes a receiver for receiving a television signal including video, audio, ana data information. A selector selects a channel of the television signal. A memory store ...


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Robert O Banker, Cham Ith, Kinney C Bacon, David B Burleson: Display system for selectively overlaying symbols and graphics onto a video signal. Scientific Atlanta, Banner & Allegretti, November 26, 1996: US05579057 (143 worldwide citation)

A display system for the on screen display of information for a subscriber terminal of a subscription television system includes a display processor which can display information in the form of a display screen stored in a display memory. The display processor can be preprogrammed by the control pro ...


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Kinney C Bacon: Descrambling device for use in a conditional access system. Scientific Atlanta, April 20, 2004: US06725459 (28 worldwide citation)

In a conditional access system, a system and method for descrambling a scrambled instance having a predetermined encryption cycle rate is claimed. The invention takes advantage of the inherent encryption period associated with a scrambled instance to control subscriber access to scrambled informatio ...


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Kinney C Bacon: Volume control for optimum television stereo separation. Scientific Atlanta, William A Marvin, October 1, 1991: US05054071 (25 worldwide citation)

Volume control for use in a cable television set top converter or the like is calibrated for optimum television stereo channel separation. The volume control controls the volume to predetermined levels. One of the predetermined levels is a particular level calibrated for optimum stereo separation. A ...