Patents Assigned to Michael J. Freeman
  • Patent number: 4264925
    Abstract: An interactive cable television system, such as a one way system, simultaneously provides both regular television programmings for one or more television reception channels and subscriber selectable multi-information television programming for a designated common one of those channels to a plurality of subscribers. Each individual subscriber having a multi-information interface network connected to the multichannel television receiver input may independently choose between reception of the regular television programming on any of the channels, including the designated common channel, and reception of the multi-information television programming which comprises a plurality of multi-information packets. Each packet comprises a plurality of simultaneously transmitted different information message signals which are related in real time and content to each other but which are transmitted at a different frequency from each other and from the associated frequencies of the television reception channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1981
    Assignee: Michael J. Freeman
    Inventors: Michael J. Freeman, Lawrence G. Kurland
  • Patent number: 4117605
    Abstract: A real time conversational verbal interactive toy apparatus capable of providing a conversational type response to an interrogatory message from a removably insertable magnetic storage medium which comprises a plurality of coextensive multipurpose audio tracks contained in a housing includes a multipurpose selection apparatus for directly selecting one of the tracks for reproducing the selected information stored thereon, such as a multiple choice response to the interrogatory message, an insertion security apparatus operatively associated with a receptacle therein for providing an insertion condition for the inserted received magnetic storage medium housing with respect to the receptacle, the storage medium housing having a playback authorization code disposed thereon, the insertion security apparatus comprising elements responsive to this code for providing the insertion condition therefrom, and a condition responsive network operatively associated with the insertion security apparatus for controllably enab
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 3, 1978
    Assignee: Michael J. Freeman
    Inventors: Lawrence G. Kurland, Michael J. Freeman