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5815671 Method and apparatus for encoding and storing audio/video information for subsequent predetermined retrieval  
An entertainment service consists of program material which is encoded, supplied and stored in receivers for later retrieval at the convenience of a subscriber or user. A number of unique options...
5724525 System and method for remotely selecting subscribers and controlling messages to subscribers in a cable television system  
A system and method are provided for selecting groups of one or more cable television subscribers remotely from a billing computer using data fields in either the billing computer database or a...
5668805 Multiplex broadcasting method and system  
A multiplex broadcasting method and system which limits an object district for broadcasting of district information such as a commercial message relating closely to the district is disclosed. On...
5661516 System and method for selectively distributing commercial messages over a communications network  
A device and method of distributing commercial messages to an individually addressable subscriber terminal ("converter") on a network is provided. A server, located on the network, selectively...
5652615 Precision broadcast of composite programs including secondary program content such as advertisements  
In a broadcasting network, programs are distributed to targeted customer premises equipment. A first program source generates first segments of the program, the first segments having a first...
5636346 Method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming  
A method and system for selectively targeting advertisements and programming to different demographically and specially targeted television audiences by relating carrier subscriber data to other...
5600364 Network controller for cable television delivery systems  
A novel network controller for use with a digital cable headend capable of monitoring and controlling set top terminals in a television program delivery system is described. The invention relates...
5565909 Method of identifying set-top receivers  
Location specific messages or programming are generally broadcast and selectively filtered by user terminals which have encoded one or more arbitrary locations of interest. The area surrounding a...
5446919 Communication system and method with demographically or psychographically defined audiences  
A communication system capable of targeting a demographically or psychographically defined audience. A master database (20) is maintained, containing demographic and psychographic information...
5432542 Television receiver location identification  
Location specific messages or programming are generally broadcast and selectively filtered by user terminals which have encoded one or more arbitrary locations of interest. The area surrounding a...
5381477 Method of selecting cable television converter groups  
A method of selecting individual subscribers for inclusion in groups by means of certain selection criteria comprises the steps of storing criteria related to terminals of a subscription...
5231494 Selection of compressed television signals from single channel allocation based on viewer characteristics  
A plurality of television signals are transmitted and selectively received on a single television channel allocation. Headend apparatus compresses a set of television signals, such as a main...
5155591 Method and apparatus for providing demographically targeted television commercials  
Different commercial messages are broadcast to different demographically targeted audiences in a cable television system or the like. A first television channel contains television programs and...
5099422 Compiling system and method of producing individually customized recording media  
The compiling system and method of the present invention enables the recording of individually customized information onto blank storage media devices, and includes a data base memory device for...
5099319 Video information delivery method and apparatus  
An apparatus having a central site and a remote site for customizing advertising for television using a video signal comprising a communications channel, studio processor, scheduling processor,...
4602279 Method for providing targeted profile interactive CATV displays  
The present invention relates to an interactive communication system, such as an interactive cable television system (10), for providing an interactive information output over a common output...
4573072 Method for expanding interactive CATV displayable choices for a given channel capacity  
The present invention relates to an interactive communication system, such as an interactive cable television system (10), for providing an interactive information output over a common output...
4155042 Disaster alert system  
A disaster alert system is disclosed which consists of two major sub-systems. The first sub-system is a central disaster alert station which transmits coded R.F. activation signals specifying the...
3848193 NATIONWIDE SYSTEM FOR SELECTIVELY DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION  
A national warning system utilizes three geographically spaced national warning centers (one primary, two alternates) for controlling and commanding 10 geographically spaced distribution centers...
3639686 TELEVISION RECEIVER CUT-IN DEVICE  
A market-testing television system which may be utilized with present day television systems and is capable of selecting specific sections of a general audience listening to a conventional channel...