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5999970 Access system and method for providing interactive access to an information source through a television distribution system  
An access system and method for providing interactive access to an information source through a television distribution system is disclosed. The distribution system includes a television...
5990927 Advanced set top terminal for cable television delivery systems  
A novel advanced set top terminal capable of digital decompression, menu generation, interactivity and other advanced functional capabilities for use in a television program delivery system is...
5991596 Wireless request channel for use with information broadcast system  
An information broadcast system having a broadband broadcast system selected from cable and satellite for broadcasting requested information from a selected information source, including the...
5987509 System and method for displaying active uniform network resource locators during playback of a media file or media broadcast  
A system and method are provided for displaying an active uniform network resource locator during playback of a media file or media broadcast. In one embodiment, a uniform network resource locator...
5959660 Subchannelization scheme for use in a broadband communications system  
An apparatus and method for subchannelizing a wide band data channel into plural narrow band subchannels. In particular, the apparatus and method functioning so as to subchannelize a standard...
5943321 Circuit set-up and caching for multimedia multipoint servers  
An MMS circuit set-up system includes a real time link manager (RTLM) which is coupled to the audio video controller (AVC) of the MMS. The AVC receives data from the MMS reservation system about...
5917830 Splicing compressed packetized digital video streams  
A secondary packetized data stream, such as a commercial, is spliced with a primary packetized data stream, such as a network television program. The system does not require decompression of the...
5905865 Apparatus and method of automatically accessing on-line services in response to broadcast of on-line addresses  
A method and apparatus is provided for connecting a computer to electronic addresses in sync with an audio/video broadcast. Simultaneously with the broadcasting of audio/video programming, an...
5857142 Architecture and method for providing interactive broadband products and services using existing telephone plant  
An architecture for providing interactive broadband products and services uses existing cable and telephone plant. The architecture includes a central office switch in communication with a...
5835126 Interactive system for a closed cable network which includes facsimiles and voice mail on a display  
A system is provided that enhances the interactivity of multimedia information in a closed cable network such as a hotel system or the like. The system includes a multimedia processing plurality...
5833468 Remote learning system using a television signal and a network connection  
A remote learning system combines on-line service information and remote user information with a television signal designed to be received by students using multimedia personal computers. The...
5819284 Personalized real time information display as a portion of a screen saver  
Information "feeds" received from multiple information sources are aggregated, re-formatted and stored in a personalized real time information display system. When the display system receives a...
5790523 Testing facility for a broadband communications system  
A test system for evaluating the operating state of a headend of a broadband communications network for communicating telephony signals between a telephony system and subscribers of communications...
5778181 Enhanced video programming system and method for incorporating and displaying retrieved integrated internet information segments  
A system for integrating video programming with the vast information resources of the Internet. A computer based system receives a video program with embedded uniform resource locators (URLs). The...
5754555 Subscriber network arrangement for connecting subscribers to a telephone network  
A subscriber network arrangement for connecting several subscribers to a telephone network, in which the subscriber network includes (a) several subscriber sets and, (b) several subscriber...
5734719 Digital information accessing, delivery and production system  
A digital data on-demand turnkey system at a customer premise wherein N number of sewers provide for 100% of content distribution of remotely stored digitized information, which information may be...
5715400 System and method for providing merchant information and establishing links to merchants while presenting a movie  
A system and method for providing on demand access to information related to a movie while the movie is being presented to a user, where the movie was generated from the movie related information,...
5706048 Wireless digital data access system and method  
A communication system includes a high data capacity microwave link in the millimeter band. A defined frequency band is segmented allowing for direct video transmission in a first segment while at...
5675390 Home entertainment system combining complex processor capability with a high quality display  
An entertainment system has a personal computer as the heart of the system with a large screen VGA quality monitor as the display of choice. The system has digital satellite broadcast reception,...
5675738 Video information server system including server center cooperating with request terminals performing video on demand  
A video information server system which makes it possible for a party to remotely control any of a plurality of video information server apparatuses holding a plurality of types of video...
5640193 Multimedia service access by reading marks on an object  
An apparatus and method enables a user to control the selection of electronic multimedia services to be provided to the user by one or more servers over a communication medium. The apparatus...
5619251 Two-way CATV system and remote control system  
There is provided a method with which the expansion of CATV services and the diversity of subscribers' needs can be dealt with flexibly, it is easier to maintain and expand the apparatus, the...
5608446 Apparatus and method for combining high bandwidth and low bandwidth data transfer  
Data communications apparatus and methods employing a bidirectional low bandwidth channel and a unidirectional high bandwidth channel. A PC is coupled to an information source by a communications...
5600573 Operations center with video storage for a television program packaging and delivery system  
The present invention is an operations center that organizes and packages television programs for transmission in a television delivery system. The center is capable of receiving, storing,...
5594490 System for distributing video/audio files from central location to a plurality of cable headends  
A system and method for ensuring accurate reception of digitally encoded files that are transmitted in non-real time from a distribution station to a plurality of receiving stations, e.g. cable...
5559949 Computer program product and program storage device for linking and presenting movies with their underlying source information  
A system and method for providing on demand access to information related to a movie while the movie is being presented to a user, where the movie was generated from the movie related information,...
5534913 Apparatus and method for integrating downstream data transfer over a cable television channel with upstream data carrier by other media  
A split channel bridging unit includes a router that operates under the control of a control processor to route packets of information destined for a user to a modulator which is connected to the...
5488412 Customer premises equipment receives high-speed downstream data over a cable television system and transmits lower speed upstream signaling on a separate channel  
In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a home controller receives signals from the cable television system and utilizes a cable demodulator tuned to the RF frequency of the...
5475835 Audio-visual inventory and play-back control system  
An improved audio-visual computer-based home entertainment media inventory and control system is disclosed comprising a computer with associated software, for controlling any combination or number...
5412720 Interactive home information system  
An interactive cable television system having a plurality of feeder servers, a plurality of home interface controllers and a feeder port. Home interface controllers are each equipped with a radio...
5396546 Apparatus and method for automatic and user configurable information appliance  
An electronic device and method for accessing remote electronic facilities and displaying associated information on a conventional television set. The electronic device self-configures itself upon...
5321750 Restricted information distribution system apparatus and methods  
A system for securely providing restricted display information having an encoder-transmitter for transmitting selected update data using information identification codes as enabling reception keys...
5321514 Interactive television and data transmission system  
A spread spectrum system provides bidirectional digital communication on a vacant television (TV) channel for simultaneous use by more than 75,000 subscribers using time and frequency division...
5262860 Method and system communication establishment utilizing captured and processed visually perceptible data within a broadcast video signal  
A method and system are disclosed for capturing and processing visually perceptible data, such as address or telephone numbers, within a broadcast video signal. Optically recognizable text,...
5195092 Interactive multimedia presentation & communication system  
A multiplexing and distribution system is provided for use in a digital data distribution system for multiplexing block data which represent predetermined quantities of information with stream...
5089885 Telephone access display system with remote monitoring  
A method of using a programmed data processor to operate a video information selection system wherein a viewer can select video information to be displayed on a common channel of the television...
4905094 System for audio/video presentation  
The present invention relates to a system for assembling a network of presentations comprising still video images with associated audio messages. The video images and audio messages are first...
4760597 Technician set-up unit for and method of cable television converter installation and address assignment  
A technician set-up unit is described for cable television converter installation and address assignment, and a method for using the unit with an addressable television converter. The set-up unit...
3835387 CONTROL CIRCUITRY FOR INFORMATION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM  
Logic circuitry for control of advisable converter-tuner stations of a cable television distribution system. The converter-tuners of the system are controlled by logic circuitry responsive to tone...