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Mike L LaJoie, Joseph G Buehl, Haig H Krakirian, Stephen M Johnson, Ralph W Brown: Inter-active program guide with default selection control. Time Warner Entertainment Company, Robert R Jackson, Garry J Tuma, Fish & Neave, December 15, 1998: US05850218 (970 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for providing a full service cable television system. The cable system incorporates a digital and analog transmission architecture capable of delivering a high number of high quality television programs, advanced cable services, and online services to a subscriber's ...


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Ralph W Brown: Integrated broadcast application with broadcast portion having option display for access to on demand portion. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Homer L Holland & Hart Knearl, September 8, 1998: US05805154 (241 worldwide citation)

An interactive integrated application, having a broadcast portion and an on-demand portion, is provided to a user station via a communication network. The broadcast portion of the application is broadcast over a first channel to a plurality of user stations from an application source. The broadcast ...


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Ralph W Brown, Robert Keller, Milo S Medin, David Temkin: Method and system for restricting access to user resources. At Home Corporation, Fenwick & West, May 4, 2004: US06732179 (175 worldwide citation)

A user's set top box (STB), or other client, executes a shell and has an application programming interface (API) by which certain features of the client can be controlled. The client is in communication with a walled garden proxy server (WGPS), which controls access to a walled garden. The wall ...


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Mike L LaJoie, Joseph G Buehl, Haig H Krakirian, Stephen M Johnson, Ralph W Brown: Interactive program guide for designating information on an interactive program guide display. Time Warner Entertainment Company, Garry J Tuma, Fish & Neave, August 3, 2004: US06772433 (169 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for providing a full service cable television system. The cable system incorporates a digital and analog transmission architecture capable of delivering a high number of high quality television programs, advanced cable services, and online services to a subscriber&ap ...


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Ralph W Brown, Robert Keller, Milo S Medin: Method and system for authorizing and authenticating users. At Home Corporation, Fenwick & West, January 13, 2004: US06678733 (154 worldwide citation)

A walled garden contains links to one or more servers providing network-based services. A walled garden proxy server (WGPS) controls access to the walled garden. When a user of a client wishes to access a service in the walled garden, the client sends a request to the WGPS including a plot number id ...


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Ralph W Brown: Method and apparatus for processing requests for video on demand versions of interactive applications. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Homer L Holland & Hart Knearl, October 13, 1998: US05822530 (93 worldwide citation)

For an interactive communication system, a method and apparatus for processing requests for video-on-demand versions of interactive applications. One embodiment initially receives a request to transmit a video on-demand version of a particular interactive application. This embodiment then determines ...


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Ralph W Brown: Method and apparatus for processing requests for video presentations of interactive applications in which VOD functionality is provided during NVOD presentations. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Homer L Holland & Harp Knearl, June 23, 1998: US05771435 (81 worldwide citation)

For an interactive communication system, the invention provides a method and apparatus for processing requests for video presentations of particular interactive applications. One embodiment of the invention initially receives, from a viewing node, a request for a video presentation of a particular i ...


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Ralph W Brown, Sammie C Beach, Gary R Peter: Ice maker with thermal protection. White Consolidated, Pearne Gordon McCoy & Granger, April 30, 1991: US05010738 (47 worldwide citation)

An ice maker for use in freezing compartments of refrigerators and freezers provides a thermal cut-out or fuse to prevent damage in the event of overtemperature conditions. The thermal fuse is located in a closed compartment where it cannot be accidentally damaged or moved. A leaf spring provides an ...


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Ralph W Brown, Robert Keller, Milo S Medin, David Temkin: Method and system for restricting access to user resources. At Home Corporation, Fenwick & West, July 29, 2008: US07406530 (31 worldwide citation)

A user's set top box (STB), or other client, executes a shell and has an application program interface (API) by which certain features of the client can be controlled. The client is in communication with a walled garden proxy server (WGPS), which controls access to a walled garden. The walled garden ...


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Ralph W Brown: Multiple run-time execution environment support in a set-top processor. Time Warner Cable, Homer L Knearl, Holland & Hart, August 18, 1998: US05797010 (26 worldwide citation)

The present invention is a novel system and method for supporting the execution of applications of a full service network whereby each application is designed and compiled to execute in a particular execution environment. As the user/subscriber makes a request for a service, the head end accepts the ...



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