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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 (818 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 (780 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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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 (321 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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Michael T Hayashi: Method and apparatus for enticing a passive television viewer by automatically playing promotional presentations of selectable options in response to the viewers inactivity. Time Warner Cable, Robert G Crouch, F A Holland & Hart Sirr, November 30, 1999: US05995134 (53 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for enticing a passive television viewer by automatically playing promotional presentations of selectable options in response to the viewer's inactivity. One embodiment of the invention presents the passive viewer with a set of selectable options. If the viewer does not select ...


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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 (50 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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Carl U J Rossetti, Michael L LaJoie, Michael T Hayashi: Technique for providing a virtual digital video recorder service through a communications network. Time Warner Cable, Kaye Scholer, November 25, 2008: US07457520 (47 worldwide citation)

In response to a request initiated by a user at a user terminal, selected entertainment programming content, when broadcast, is recorded at a location remote from the user terminal. The request is communicated through a communications network, e.g., cable TV network, which is also used for transmiss ...


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Michael T Hayashi, Michael B Adams: Digital serialization of program events. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Homer L Holland & Hart Knearl, October 13, 1998: US05822676 (12 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for encoding a serial number into a program event. The encoder embeds the serial number into the program event so that it is imperceptible to the user when the program event is played to the user. The embedded serial number is unique to the user so that any storage medium stor ...


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Michael T Hayashi: Method and apparatus for masking latency in an interactive television network. Time Warner Entertainment Company, Holland & Hart, January 22, 2002: US06340987 (7 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for masking latency in an interactive television network. One embodiment of the invention initially receives a command pertaining to an interactive selection from a viewer. The invention then determines if latency is associated with the execution of the received command. If so ...


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James E Raiser, Julius B Bagley, Michael T Hayashi, Michael P Harney, James O Farmer, Kinney C Bacon, Alex M Cook Jr: System for broadband descrambling of sync suppressed television signals. Scientific Atlanta, Banner Birch McKie & Beckett, June 7, 1994: US05319709 (6 worldwide citation)

A television system having sync suppression scrambling and descrambling which includes in band and out of band signaling methods. The in band signaling method modulates the IF sound carrier of a premium video channel with timing and data pulses while the out of band signaling method modulates the pr ...


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William Helms, Michael T Hayashi, Paul D Brooks, Douglas Semon: Technique for effectively utilizing limited bandwidth of a communications network to deliver programming content. Time Warner Cable, Straub & Pokotylo, Michael P Straub, August 10, 2010: US07774818 (6 worldwide citation)

To effectively utilize the bandwidth of a cable TV network, which is limited, analog TV program material is digitized and compressed before its transmission over the network. The resulting signals consume only part of the analog TV band traditionally needed for transmission of the analog TV program ...



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