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William L Helms, Paul D Brooks: Apparatus and methods for multi-stage multiplexing in a network. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, October 13, 2009: US07602820 (70 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for performing multiplexing of video or other content (e.g., programs) within a network using feed-back from a subsequent digital program insertion stage, and/or feed-forward information from a prior multiplexing stage. In one embodiment, the network comprises a hybrid fiber co ...


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Paul D Brooks, Remi Rieger: Methods and apparatus for format selection for network optimization. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, August 3, 2010: US07770200 (25 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for optimizing network bandwidth utilization by delivering to users only the minimum number of programs required by service provider policies. In one embodiment, the method comprises switching some users from lower quality versions of programs to higher quality versions of the s ...


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Paul D Brooks, Glen Hardin, Tom Gonder: Apparatus and methods for packetized content delivery over a bandwidth-efficient network. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, March 31, 2015: US08997136 (22 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for providing packetized content to users via a bandwidth-optimized network. In one embodiment, legacy and IPTV streams are carried over the same switched digital infrastructure, and freely intermixed without regard to their encoding or type. A user's selection for IPTV content ...


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Paul D Brooks, Remi Rieger: Methods and apparatus for format selection for network optimization. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, September 21, 2010: US07802286 (20 worldwide citation)

Method and apparatus for optimizing network bandwidth utilization by delivering to users only the minimum number of programs required by service provider policies. In one embodiment, the method comprises switching some users from lower quality versions of programs to higher quality versions of the s ...


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Paul D Brooks, Tom Gonder: Methods and apparatus for bandwidth recovery in a network. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, October 2, 2012: US08281352 (12 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for recovery and/or utilization of bandwidth within a network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a switched architecture (e.g., broadcast switched) content-delivery network such as a cable television network. Reclamation, overflow, and/or triage logical processes are sel ...


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Paul D Brooks, Remi Rieger: Apparatus and methods for utilizing variable rate program streams in a network. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, February 15, 2011: US07889765 (10 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for transparently using otherwise wasted bandwidth associated with variable-rate program streams to deliver additional content. In one embodiment, the network comprises a broadcast switched architecture (BSA), and the program streams are loaded up to a target rate using “null” ...


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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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Paul D Brooks, Remi Rieger: Methods and apparatus for content delivery notification and management. TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, February 23, 2016: US09270944 (5 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for handling situations where requested services require more network capacity than presently available, and notifying network users of an delay in providing such services. In one embodiment, the invention comprises apparatus and methods for the detection of capacity (e.g., ban ...


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Paul D Brooks: Technique for effectively providing program material in a cable television system. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, April 29, 2014: US08713623 (5 worldwide citation)

In a cable television system in accordance with the invention, program materials are made available to subscribers in a neighborhood on an as needed basis. Specifically, when a subscriber at a set-top terminal selects a program channel to watch, the selection request is transmitted to a headend of t ...


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Paul D Brooks: Technique for reverse transport of data in a hybrid fiber coax cable system. Time Warner Cable, Straub & Pokotylo, Michael P Straub, June 12, 2007: US07231655 (5 worldwide citation)

In a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) cable system, data is communicated upstream from user terminals to a headend of the system to realize various interactive services. The user terminals generate analog modulated signals representing the user data, which populate different channels in a reverse passband of ...



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