Patents by Inventor Laurent Laffely

Laurent Laffely 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: 7975279
    Abstract: In a pay television system, the choice and the confirmation of an impulse purchase are performed by the user on presentation, by means of a screen, of a grid of programmes. The selection by this user of a particular programme of his choice from the grid is subsequently confirmed in the system by an entitlement management message, this message being specific to an impulse purchase. In order to authorize the immediate screening of the selected transmission, the entitlement management message specific to an impulse purchase is contained in the data tied to the presentation of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Naǵravision SA
    Inventors: André Kudelski, Marco Sasselli, Philippe Stransky, Laurent Laffely
  • Patent number: 5144663
    Abstract: A decoder comprising a microprocessor connected to a receiver of data of teletext and to a text generator for displaying information on the screen of a television receiver. Further, a CPTV-card (card pay-television) is associated with the microprocessor, this card managing the credit necessary for the purchase of emissions, for the memorization of the emissions purchased and for permitting the unscrambling of the emissions purchased by delivering to the microprocessor the input pointer in the sequence which is calculated by the microprocessor by means of the information which has been memorized as well as the information delivered by the decoder. The programs of the forecasted emissions are transmitted by the head station and memorized in the microprocessor of the decoder. Another memory of the microprocessor contains the instructions for the manipulations to be effected for selecting an emission and for purchasing it as well as for recharging a credit in the CPTV-card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Kudelski S.A. Fabrique d'Engregistreurs Nagra
    Inventors: Andre Kudelski, Laurent Laffely, Marco Sasselli