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Michael D Ellis, Thomas R Lemmons, William L Thomas: Client-server electronic program guide. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave IP Group of Ropes & Gray, May 24, 2005: US06898762 (369 worldwide citation)

A client-server interactive television program guide system is provided. An interactive television program guide client is implemented on user television equipment. The interactive television program guide provides users with an opportunity to define expressions that are processed by the program gui ...


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John J Daniels: Pausing television programming in response to selection of hypertext link. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, December 6, 2005: US06973669 (279 worldwide citation)

A time sequential signal comprising audiovisual content and hyperlinks is received and displayed on a display device by the systems of the invention in a time sequential manner. The display of the time sequential signal is paused whenever a displayed hyperlink is selected. While pausing the display, ...


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Selim Shlomo Rakib, Fabrice Michel Raymond Quinard, Peter Albert Monta: Home network for receiving video-on-demand and other requested programs and services. Terayon Communication Systems, Ronald Craig Fish, RC Fish Law, May 3, 2005: US06889385 (240 worldwide citation)

A system for providing video-on-demand service, broadband internet access and other broadband services over T-carrier systems including a pull multiplexer cherrypicker at the head end is disclosed. The pull multiplexer receives upstream requests and cull out MPEG or other compressed video packets, I ...


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W Benjamin Herrington, Michael D Ellis: Electronic program guide with related-program search feature. United Video Properties, Fish & Neave, March 8, 2005: US06865746 (194 worldwide citation)

A system for searching for programs is provided. The system may provide the user with an opportunity to indicate an interest in a given program. The system may provide the user with an opportunity to request that the system locate programs that are related to the given program in which the user has ...


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Fergus A Leen, Sam B Lawrence, David G McNally, Clive Hetherington, David M McDowell, Kevin R O Neal: System and method for providing game event management to a user of a gaming application. Game Account, Baker Botts L, May 31, 2005: US06899628 (189 worldwide citation)

A system for managing game events comprises a first server, a second server, a processor remotely coupled to the first server and the second server, and a memory coupled to the processor. The first server executes a first gaming application, and monitors a first plurality of game events during the e ...


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Fergus A Leen, Sam B Lawrence, David G McNally, Clive Hetherington, David M McDowell, Kevin R O Neal: System and method for matching users of a gaming application. GameAccount, Baker Botts L, May 3, 2005: US06887159 (165 worldwide citation)

A platform for matching users of a gaming application comprises a memory and a processor. The memory stores profile information for a plurality of users of a gaming application. The processor identifies profile information associated with a first user, and determines a subset of second users based a ...


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Mark E Laubach, Sanford L Helton, Alireza Raissinia, Paul A Gordon, Malay M Thaker, Kathleen M Nichols: Multi-channel support for virtual private networks in a packet to ATM cell cable system. Arris International, July 12, 2005: US06917614 (137 worldwide citation)

A two-way cable network offering high-speed broadband communications delivered via virtual private networks over a multi-channel shared media system. Bi-directional transmission of packet to ATM cell based communications is established between a head end communication controller and a number of subs ...


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Uresh K Vahalia, Percy Tzelnic: File server system providing direct data sharing between clients with a server acting as an arbiter and coordinator. EMC Corporation, Richard C Auchterlonie, Novak Druce & Quigg, December 6, 2005: US06973455 (129 worldwide citation)

A client is permitted to send data access commands directly to network data storage of a network file server after obtaining a lock on at least a portion of the file and obtaining metadata indicating storage locations for the data in the data storage. For example, the client sends to the file server ...


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Ichiro Hamada, Masao Mizutani, Hiraku Inoue: Apparatus and method for downloading desired data signal to user-selectable storage unit. Sony Corporation, Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik, August 16, 2005: US06931198 (122 worldwide citation)

An information receiving apparatus instructs a storage device to be ready to perform a downloading operation. For example, the information receiving apparatus instructs the storage device to perform a setup for a recording wait status when the information receiving apparatus has the storage device s ...


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Fergus A Leen, Sam B Lawrence, David G McNally, Clive Hetherington, David M McDowell, Kevin R O Neal: System and method for establishing a wager for a gaming application. GameAccount, Baker Botts L, April 26, 2005: US06884166 (120 worldwide citation)

A system for establishing a wager for a gaming application comprises a server, a processor remotely coupled to the server, and a memory coupled to the processor. The server hosts a gaming application for a plurality of users. The processor receives a wager offer generated by a first user, wherein th ...