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Gary A Freeman, David H Freeman: Chip card rebate system. Viztec, Fish & Richardson P C, September 17, 2002: US06450407 (445 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing advertisement information, including advertising as well as sales promotions, on chip cards that additionally involves an electronic money rebate to the consumer, and for the distribution, accounting, and recovery of the associated electronic money rebates. Rebates ...


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Wayne R Howe, Fred Thomas Danner III, John R Mauney: System and method for providing television services. BellSouth Corporation, Marcus Delgado Esq, James L Kilpatrick Stockton Ewing IV Esq, October 6, 1998: US05818438 (444 worldwide citation)

A system and method are described for providing interactive television services and for switching between television programs, such as to an interactive program session from another program. An interactive server, capable of providing requested interactive video services to a set of subscribers in a ...


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James H Knowles, Kenneth David Johnson, Gordon Chang: Multiple interactive electronic program guide system and methods. Starsight Telecast, Christie Parker & Hale, January 7, 2003: US06505348 (443 worldwide citation)

A multiple Interactive Program Guide (IPG) system provides different television programming and different IPGs to several different users respectively. A single set-top box is capable of providing programming and scheduling data to several different television sets. Each of the different IPGs share ...


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Matthew W Dunn, Joseph H Matthews III, Edwin Thorne III: Video control user interface for controlling display of a video. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 15, 1997: US05648824 (425 worldwide citation)

A video control user interface is provided for use in an interactive television system. The video control user interface includes a remote control handset with a multi-purpose, multi-direction actuation pad and a set-top box configured to operate in different modes, including a movie-on-demand mode. ...


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Elliot Broadwin, Jon C Haass: Interactive television system and method having on-demand web-like navigational capabilities for displaying requested hyperlinked web-like still images associated with television content. Thomson Consumer Electronices, Sun Microsystems, Jeffrey C Hood, Mark L Berrier, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, July 27, 1999: US05929850 (419 worldwide citation)

A system and method for displaying still video images related to video content in an interactive broadcast television system. The system and method of the present invention may also be used for simulating an Internet home page on an interactive television system. The present invention thus supports ...


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Steven Michael Schein, James Jay Leftwich: Method and apparatus for searching a guide using program characteristics. StarSight Telecast, Christie Parker & Hale, October 17, 2000: US06133909 (411 worldwide citation)

A system and method for obtaining information from an electronic program guide is provided. The electronic program guide can be provided by a television system, a set-top box, a VCR, or a computer system. The interactive system allows the user to quickly identify programs which may be of particular ...


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Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S Martin, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S Walker, Edward L Wallace: Cable connected wan interconnectivity services for corporate telecommuters. AT&T, September 17, 2002: US06452923 (405 worldwide citation)

A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An i ...


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Oz Gabai, Jacob Gabai, Nimrod Sanlerman, Nathan Weiss: Methods and apparatus for integration of interactive toys with interactive television and cellular communication systems. Creator, Abelman Frayne & Schwab, August 10, 2004: US06773344 (361 worldwide citation)

Methods and apparatus for integrating interactive toys with interactive television and cellular communication systems are described. Interactive toys have real time conversations with users, preferably employing speech recognition. Interactive toys are preferably connected to at least one interactiv ...


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Eric E Del Sesto, Timothy V Travaille, Christopher J Michel, Jana J Paquette: Configurable monitoring of program viewership and usage of interactive applications. Wink Communications, Fenwick & West, March 4, 2003: US06530082 (351 worldwide citation)

A system and method provide sophisticated analysis of program viewership by executing interactive applications that generate responses describing the viewers' behavior. A broadcast server maintains a database of interactive applications each preferably associated with a program that will be bro ...


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Irwin Gerszberg, Jeffrey S Martin, Thomas Oplinger, Philip Andrew Treventi, Hopeton S Walker: Coaxial cable/twisted pair fed, integrated residence gateway controlled, set-top box. AT&T, Banner & Witcoff, January 21, 2003: US06510152 (323 worldwide citation)

A twisted pair and/or coaxial cable fed, integrated residence gateway controlled set-top device provides a plurality of services. One service is lifeline service which may be provided over the coaxial cable via a cable modem of the integrated residence gateway or over the twisted pair facility. An i ...