1
Misti Coleman, Ann Marie Canfield, Mark K Eyer, Zicheng Guo: Method and apparatus for displaying an interactive television program guide. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, December 1, 1998: US05844620 (437 worldwide citation)

An interactive on-screen visual interface guides a user through a menu of individual events available via an information network while allowing continuity of viewing of the current channel. The invention is especially applicable to the provision of an interactive program guide (IPG) for events such ...


2
Mark K Eyer, Michael Field: Hypertext markup language protocol for television display and control. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, November 9, 1999: US05982445 (266 worldwide citation)

Textual and graphical displays are provided on a television screen using a hypertext markup language (HTML). On-screen display devices allow a user to invoke hyperlinks to different pages of HTML-coded data in addition to functions calls for controlling television and non-television appliance functi ...


3
Michael Field, Mark K Eyer: Mapping uniform resource locators to broadcast addresses in a television signal. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, January 25, 2000: US06018764 (176 worldwide citation)

Web pages and other Internet information resources are retrieved from a one-way broadcast signal such as a broadcast television signal. A user selects from a range of available information, including hypertext markup language (HTML) pages, which is carried in the broadcast stream by invoking a comma ...


4
Mark K Eyer, Paul Moroney: Method and apparatus for incremental delivery of access rights. General Instrument Corporation of Delaware, Barry R Lipsitz, January 16, 1996: US05485577 (175 worldwide citation)

Incremental delivery of authenticated access rights to an access control processor is provided. Subgroups of the access rights are communicated to the processor in a plurality of messages. The subgroups are stored in different data banks within the processor, and validity designations associated wit ...


5
Mark K Eyer, Zicheng Guo: Method and apparatus for providing an interactive guide to events available on an information network. General Instrument Corporation of Delaware, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, September 1, 1998: US05801753 (171 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods are provided for implementing an interactive program guide on an information network. A plurality of database pages are communicated over the information network. Each page corresponds to a time slot over which events are available on the network. Schedule data for each event t ...


6
Mark K Eyer, Robert Rast: Navigation among grouped television channels. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, November 9, 1999: US05982411 (152 worldwide citation)

A television viewer can easily navigate programs which are grouped according to a common service provider or other grouping criteria by depressing the "channel up" or "channel down" buttons on a hand-held remote control. Programming services which are provided via one or more transmission paths are ...


7
Mark K Eyer, Zicheng Guo: Multi-regional interactive program guide for television. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, December 12, 2000: US06160545 (138 worldwide citation)

Interactive Program Guide (IPG) data for television is delivered to integrated receiver-decoders (IRDs) in a decoder population via, for example, a satellite network. The IPG data provides scheduling information for global and local programming services which are carried via the satellite network as ...


8
Mark K Eyer, Allen Shumate: Method and apparatus for impulse purchasing of packaged information services. General Instrument Corporation of Delaware, Barry R Lipsitz, Ralph F Hoppin, September 23, 1997: US05671276 (134 worldwide citation)

Impulse purchasing is provided for packages of services offered to consumers via an information network. A plurality of services is offered for individual purchase on an impulse basis via a user terminal coupled to the information network. The plurality of services is offered for purchase as a packa ...


9
Mark K Eyer: Transmission signal ID for analog television broadcasts. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Douglas M McAllister, November 19, 2002: US06483547 (113 worldwide citation)

A received analog television service is positively identified using a transmission signal identifier that is inserted into the analog signal at the transmitter side, and extracted at the receiver side. Channel map data which is used for identifying counterpart digital programming services is extende ...


10
Mark K Eyer, G Kent Walker: Broadcast interactive digital radio. General Instrument Corporation, Barry R Lipsitz, Douglas M McAllister, July 1, 2003: US06588015 (112 worldwide citation)

A digital radio broadcast system provides various interactive features, including skip forward and skip backward. In one embodiment, data is transmitted at a faster than real time rate and accumulated in a buffer at a receiver. The user can play a current track or skip to subsequent or earlier track ...