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Michael G Perkins, William L Helms: Non-seamless splicing of audio-video transport streams. Proskauer Rose, January 12, 1999: US05859660 (139 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 (108 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 (69 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 (24 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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Chris Cholas, William L Helms, Jeffrey P Markley: Media bridge apparatus and methods. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, March 29, 2016: US09300919 (9 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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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, John B Carlucci, Jeffrey P Markley: Methods and apparatus for premises content distribution. Time Warner Cable Enterprises, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, May 20, 2014: US08732854 (4 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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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, August 22, 2017: US09742768 (1 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) Local Area Network (LAN), and the apparatus comprises a server and renderer consumer premise equipment (CPE). The renderer CPE scans the n ...


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Chris Cholas, William L Helms, George W Sarosi: Multi-stream premises apparatus and methods for use in a content delivery network. TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPRISES, Gazdzinski & Associates PC, August 22, 2017: US09743142 (1 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for enhanced tuner efficiency, wherein tuner resources function to permit multiple content streams to be demultiplexed and thus made available for subsequent display. In one embodiment, Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) comprises a resource manager on which a guide application ...