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Michael G Perkins, William L Helms: Non-seamless splicing of audio-video transport streams. Proskauer Rose, January 12, 1999: US05859660 (133 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for non-seamless splicing of audio-video transport streams configured in accordance with MPEG-2 or other suitable techniques. A first transport stream is to be spliced with a second transport stream at a splice point. The first stream is configured such that the final first st ...


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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 (78 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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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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William L Helms, John B Carlucci, Jason Kazmir Schnitzer: Downloadable security and protection methods and apparatus. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, August 27, 2013: US08520850 (18 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for control of data and content protection mechanisms across a network using a download delivery paradigm. In one embodiment, conditional access (CA), digital rights management (DRM), and trusted domain (TD) security policies are delivered, configured and enforced with respect ...


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Amanda L Chin, Paul E Haskell, William L Helms: Apparatus and methods of multiplexing data to a communication channel. Harmonic, Fish & Richardson P C, December 3, 2002: US06490298 (9 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for multiplexing data received from a plurality of sources to a communication channel. Each of the sources is assigned to one of at least two scheduling layers based in part upon one or more bit rate characteristics of the sources.


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Chris Cholas, William L Helms, Jeffrey P Markley: Media bridge apparatus and methods. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, March 29, 2016: US09300919 (3 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for content, media and data delivery and access between devices of a premises and one or more portable media devices. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a media bridge between a portable media device (PMD) and a user's home network and/or home devices (e.g., set-top box ...


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Chris Cholas, William L Helms, John B Carlucci, Jeffrey P Markley: Methods and apparatus for premises content distribution. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, May 20, 2014: US08732854 (2 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for protected content access, browsing and transfer over a network. In one embodiment, the network comprises a premises (e.g., residential) LAN, and the apparatus comprises a server and renderer consumer premise equipment (CPE). The renderer CPE scans the network to search for ...


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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 Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, May 7, 2013: US08438607 (2 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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William L Helms, Paul D Brooks: Apparatus and methods for multi-stage multiplexing in a network. Time Warner Cable, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, September 11, 2012: US08265104 (1 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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Chris Cholas, William L Helms, Jeffrey P Markley: Media bridge apparatus and methods. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, August 29, 2017: US09749677

Methods and apparatus for content, media and data delivery and access between devices of a premises and one or more portable media devices. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a media bridge between a portable media device (PMD) and a user's home network and/or home devices (e.g., set-top box ...



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