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David McElhatten, Steven Johnson, John W Callahan, Marc J Apfelbaum, Robert Benya, Louis D Williamson, James A Chiddix: Program guide and reservation system for network based digital information and entertainment storage and delivery system. Time Warner Interactive Video Group, Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, July 4, 2006: US07073189 (54 worldwide citation)

In a broadband communications system, e.g., a cable system, programming content can be readily reserved and accessed for viewing using interactive program guides in accordance with the invention. Such programming content may include in-progress programs, future programs and previously broadcast prog ...


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Louis D Williamson, Joseph Buehl, John W Callahan, John B Carlucci, James A Chiddix, Michael T Hayashi, Kevin J Leddy: Network based digital information and entertainment storage and delivery system. Time Warner Interactive Video Group, Brandon N Sklar Esq, Kaye Scholer, March 15, 2011: US07908626 (52 worldwide citation)

Live television broadcast and other information and entertainment programs, e.g., videos-on-demand (VOD), are provided to a user through a communications network, e.g., a cable network. A processing unit is employed at an headend of the communications network to respond to user requests for PVR-like ...


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Chris Cholas, William L Helms, Louis D Williamson, Jeffrey P Markley: Premises gateway apparatus and methods for use in a content-based network. Time Warner Cable, Gadzinkski & Associates PC, May 31, 2011: US07954131 (50 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for premises gateway functions that integrate or unify functions typically distributed across multiple devices within a content-based network. In one embodiment, the out-of-band (OOB) signaling functionality normally provided in each of a set-top-box (STB) and digital video rec ...


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Michael B Adams, Louis D Williamson: Method for message addressing in a full service network. Time Warner Cable, Homer L Holland & Hart Knearl, October 6, 1998: US05819036 (39 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a novel method for addressing processing units in a network where some of the processing units are connected to a shared communications medium. In an embodiment of the present invention, the network comprises a head end, a plurality of modulators connected and addressable by ...


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Jeffrey P Markley, Louis D Williamson, John B Carlucci: Methods and apparatus for centralized content and data delivery. Time Warner Cable, Gadzinski & Associates PC, January 1, 2013: US08347341 (32 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for centralized content, media and data delivery and access within a premises such as, e.g., a residence. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a remotely manageable premises device that acts as a centralized client networking platform, providing gateway services such as n ...


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Louis D Williamson: Multiplex amplifiers for two-way communications in a full-service network. Time Warner Cable, Homer L Holland & Hart Knearl, June 30, 1998: US05774458 (18 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a novel apparatus for amplifying upstream and downstream signals, the signals comprising different portions of a communications spectrum and wherein at least two portions require amplification in opposing upstream and downstream directions. The apparatus comprises: an upstre ...


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Michael B Adams, Louis D Williamson: Scalable communications network employing shared logical nodes. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Holland & Hart, September 23, 1997: US05671217 (15 worldwide citation)

A scalable communications network employing shared logical nodes and a related method are provided. The network includes one or more sources for providing program streams. The program streams may comprise a number of frequency-division multiplexed program streams generated by media servers in an int ...


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John B Carlucci, Louis D Williamson: Technique for effectively providing various entertainment services through a communications network. Time Warner Cable, Brandon N Sklar Esq, Kaye Scholer, October 27, 2009: US07610606 (12 worldwide citation)

A switched broadcast service and a network personal video recorder (NPVR) service are provided synergistically in a cable TV system having limited resources. For example, in providing the switched broadcast service, a resource manager allocates network bandwidth for broadcast of materials from selec ...


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Erik G Urdang, Louis D Williamson: Technique for synchronizing deliveries of information and entertainment in a communications network. AOL Time Warner Interactive Video Group, Michael P Straub, Straub & Pokotylo, September 26, 2006: US07114173 (6 worldwide citation)

In a broadband communications system, e.g., a cable system, a broadcast program stream is transmitted to broadcast programming content, and the broadcast program stream is recorded in a headend of the system to enable a user to perform network private video recorder (NPVR) functions (e.g., rewinding ...


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Erik G Urdang, Louis D Williamson: Technique for synchronizing deliveries of information and entertainment in a communications network. Time Warner Interactive Video Group, Straub & Pokotylo, Michael P Straub, Roland P Straub, November 3, 2009: US07614070 (5 worldwide citation)

In a broadband communications system, e.g., a cable system, a broadcast program stream is transmitted to broadcast programming content, and the broadcast program stream is recorded in a headend of the system to enable a user to perform network private video recorder (NPVR) functions (e.g., rewinding ...



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