AU7175894A - Methods and apparatus for managing viewing of and interaction with audio-visual program and service offerings - Google Patents

Methods and apparatus for managing viewing of and interaction with audio-visual program and service offerings

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AU7175894A
AU7175894A AU71758/94A AU7175894A AU7175894A AU 7175894 A AU7175894 A AU 7175894A AU 71758/94 A AU71758/94 A AU 71758/94A AU 7175894 A AU7175894 A AU 7175894A AU 7175894 A AU7175894 A AU 7175894A
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audio
interaction
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apparatus
service offerings
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AU71758/94A
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Michael Buettner
Glenn Corey
Fabrice Florin
Janey Fritsche
Peter Maresca
Peter Miller
Bill Purdy
Stuart Sharpe
Nick West
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Apple Inc
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Apple Inc
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Priority to US8147193A priority Critical
Priority to US081471 priority
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Priority to PCT/US1994/006941 priority patent/WO1995001057A1/en
Publication of AU7175894A publication Critical patent/AU7175894A/en
Application status is Abandoned legal-status Critical

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US081471 1993-06-22
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