Patents by Inventor Julius B. Bagley

Julius B. Bagley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 5477262
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a user friendly interface to a subscription television terminal comprises a key pad arranged into a plurality of key groupings and an on-screen display controller for generating a plurality of screens for display on an associated television receiver. Five such key groupings are segregated from one another and comprise function keys, initialization keys, channel keys, audio keys and digit keys. The digit keys may be most conveniently arranged in a two dimensional matrix corresponding to a key pad of a conventional tone dialing telephone. Each of the other key groupings may be arranged linearly and differentiated by the use of color or boxes. A method of initializing the cable television terminal comprises the steps of generating a display of a menu structure, actuating the movement of a cursor in one direction through choices presented by a menu by use of a cursor key, and actuating a selection of a menu choice via actuation of a select key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1995
    Assignee: Scientific-Altanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert O. Banker, Kinney C. Bacon, Julius B. Bagley
  • Patent number: 5319709
    Abstract: A television system having sync suppression scrambling and descrambling which includes in band and out of band signaling methods. The in band signaling method modulates the IF sound carrier of a premium video channel with timing and data pulses while the out of band signaling method modulates the previously modulated IF sound on a separate carrier onto a separate out of band data carrier. The in band signaling method uses a descrambler which tunes a channel before demodulating the timing and data pulses from the sound carrier while the out of band signaling method tunes a selected data carrier to demodulate the timing and data pulses. In both methods, the timing pulses are used to restore the levels of the synchronization pulses in the sync suppressed video signal, and thus descramble the signal, while the data pulses are used for addressable messaging to the descrambler including authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Raiser, Julius B. Bagley, Michael T. Hayashi, Michael P. Harney, James O. Farmer, Kinney C. Bacon, Alex M. Cook, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5319707
    Abstract: A system and method for multiplexing a plurality of digital programs for transmission to a plurality of remote locations is claimed. An encoder is provided that first generates a plurality of subframe data streams each comprising a continuous sequence of subframes. Each subframe in each subframe data stream comprises at least a transport layer region and a program data region. For each subframe data stream, portions of the program data region of each of the subframes in that subframe data stream are allocated to selected ones of the plurality of programs. Mapping information is provided in the transport layer region of each subframe for use by a decoder in extracting a selected program from each subframe. A multiplex data stream is then generated at the encoder that comprises a continuous sequence of superframes. Each superframe comprises a superframe transport layer region and a subframe data region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 7, 1994
    Assignee: Scientific Atlanta
    Inventors: Anthony J. Wasilewski, Julius B. Bagley
  • Patent number: 5317391
    Abstract: A subscriber terminal apparatus for a television in an in-band subscription television system is provided. The subscriber terminal includes a receiver for receiving a television signal including video, audio, ana data information. A selector selects a channel of the television signal. A memory stores a plurality of barker screens providing messages regarding one or more channels of the television signal. An on-screen display control circuit controls the display of the barker screens on the television. A processor retrieving a barker screen from the memory supplies the retrieved screen to the on-screen display control circuit if the barker screen provides a message regarding a selected channel. Barker screen information may also be obtained from a dedicated data channel or a six megahertz video barker channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert O. Banker, Kinney C. Bacon, Julius B. Bagley
  • Patent number: 5301028
    Abstract: A subscriber terminal includes a receiver for receiving a television signal including video, audio, and data information. A channel of the television signal may be selected for display on the television. A memory stores channel identification information such as channel identifiers. The channel identifiers include at least one display character. A processor establishes a relationship between channel identification information and channel numbers associated with channels of the television signal. An on-screen display control circuit controls the display of character information on the television and has the capability of overlaying the channel number and the channel identification information on the video portion of a selected channel displayed on the television for a predetermined period of time. Program identification information such as program titles may also be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert O. Banker, Kinney C. Bacon, Julius B. Bagley
  • Patent number: 5247364
    Abstract: A subscriber terminal apparatus for a television in an in-band subscription television system is provided. The subscriber terminal is adapted to receive a television signal including video, audio, and data information. A tuner of the subscriber terminal tunes channels of the television signal and an on-screen display control circuit selectively provides a display of characters on the television. A tuner control tunes the tuner to a channel having in-band data when the display of characters is provided on the television.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Assignee: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert O. Banker, Kinney C. Bacon, Julius B. Bagley
  • Patent number: 4399527
    Abstract: A display device for use in a dictation transcription station comprising a plurality of selectively actuatable lighted segments (10). A pair of shift registers (25, 26) are used to retain information as to the location of recorded signals denoting ends of dictation segments and location of instructions. As rewound tape is transcribed a third shift register (27) creates a shutter comprising contiguous lighted segments which moves to the right during a transcription operation. Control circuitry (67, 62) allow shifting of the registers containing the end of segment and instruction marks to occur only when the tape is rewound past the farthest point reached during a previous rewinding operation. A display for a dictation recorder is also shown wherein a pair of up down counters (130, 145) control numerical displays representing the total length of tape used (20) and the length of the present dictation segment (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 16, 1983
    Assignee: Lanier Business Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Titus, IV, Julius B. Bagley
  • Patent number: 4398279
    Abstract: A display for a record playback apparatus where the record medium includes end and instruction indicia signals recorded thereon, of which the end signals delimit segments of dictation on the medium, including displays for the time remaining in the present segment (15), the number of segments yet to be reached going in the forward direction (11), the number of instruction indicia signals within the present segment (12) and the playback time remaining until the next instruction signal is reached (16). A counter (31) counts the end signals and also provides an address to an addressable memory (30) in which the number of instruction signals counted by a second counter (29) is stored. During movement of the record medium in a forward direction, the number stored in the addressable memory (30) are loaded back into the counter (29).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1983
    Assignee: Lanier Business Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Titus, IV, Julius B. Bagley
  • Patent number: 4352173
    Abstract: A display device for use in a dictation transcription station comprising a plurality of selectively actuatable lighted segments (10). A pair of shift registers (25, 26) are used to retain information as to the location of recorded signals denoting ends of dictation segments and location of instructions. As rewound tape is transcribed a third shift register (27) creates a shutter comprising contiguous lighted segments which moves to the right during a transcription operation. Control circuitry (67, 62) allow shifting of the registers containing the end of segment and instruction marks to occur only when the tape is rewound past the farthest point reached during a previous rewinding operation. A display for a dictation recorder is also shown wherein a pair of up down counters (130, 145) control numerical displays representing the total length of tape used (20) and the length of the present dictation segment (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1982
    Assignee: Lanier Business Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Theodore Titus, IV, Julius B. Bagley
  • Patent number: 4319290
    Abstract: A system for recording or transcribing dictation including means for selectively placing any one of a plurality of recording media, such as tape cassettes, in a position for recording or transcribing dictation on the media, a means for displaying parameters of the dictation recorded on the particular medium in the recording or transcribing position, a means for storing the parameters of dictation on said medium when it is removed from the recording or transcribing position, and a means for again displaying the stored parameters when said medium is returned to the recording or transcribing position. Disclosed embodiments of the storage and display means include a mechanical means, an electrical means utilizing a separate memory for each recording medium, and an electrical means utilizing an addressable memory having particular memory locations for each recording medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: Lanier Business Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred C. Bolick, Jr., Theodore Titus, IV, Julius B. Bagley