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1. (WO1985001854) EDUCATION UTILITY
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Pub. No.: WO/1985/001854 International Application No.: PCT/US1983/001579
Publication Date: 25.04.1985 International Filing Date: 07.10.1983
IPC:
G09B 5/12 (2006.01) ,H04H 20/28 (2008.01) ,H04N 7/00 (2011.01)
G PHYSICS
09
EDUCATING; CRYPTOGRAPHY; DISPLAY; ADVERTISING; SEALS
B
EDUCATIONAL OR DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCES; APPLIANCES FOR TEACHING, OR COMMUNICATING WITH, THE BLIND, DEAF OR MUTE; MODELS; PLANETARIA; GLOBES; MAPS; DIAGRAMS
5
Electrically-operated educational appliances
08
providing for individual presentation of information to a plurality of student stations
12
different stations being capable of presenting different information simultaneously
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
H
BROADCAST COMMUNICATION
20
Arrangements for broadcast or for distribution combined with broadcast
28
Arrangements for simultaneous broadcast of plural pieces of information
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
N
PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
7
Television systems
Applicants:
NATIONAL INFORMATION UTILITIES CORPORATION [US/US]; 8150 Leesburg Pike, Suite 1400 Vienna, VA 22180, US (AllExceptUS)
TAUB, Jack, Ronald [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
HILLS, Michael, T. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
TAUB, Jack, Ronald; US
HILLS, Michael, T.; US
Agent:
ALTMILLER, John, C.; Kenyon and Kenyon One Broadway New York, NY 10004, US
Priority Data:
Title (EN) EDUCATION UTILITY
(FR) SYSTEME D'ENSEIGNEMENT
Abstract:
(EN) A system for distributing educational information in digital form to a plurality of schools simultaneously transmits the information via a satellite (15) to FM stations (18) which retransmit to schools having receivers for receiving the information and a main computer (101) for storing the information. Access to the information is subsequently provided to a plurality of students via classroom computers (111) and individual terminals (121). Usage and performance data is automatically stored in the main computer (101) and sent to the sender by dial-up modem (105) to keep track of usage and to permit billing usage and royalty charges.
(FR) Un système permettant de distribuer des informations d'enseignement sous forme numérique à plusieurs écoles transmet simultanément les informations via un satellite (15) à des stations FM (18) qui retransmettent aux écoles ayant des récepteurs et recevant les informations et à un ordinateur central (101) qui stocke les informations. L'accès aux informations est assuré ultérieurement à une pluralité d'étudiants via des ordinateurs de salle de classe (11) et des terminaux individuels (121). Des données d'utilisation et de fonctionnement sont stockées automatiquement dans l'ordinateur central (101) et sont envoyées à l'émetteur par un modem commuté (105) pour le suivi et la gestion de l'utilisation du système et permettant l'établissement de factures et de redevances en fonction de l'utilisation.
Designated States: US
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, DE, FR, GB, LU, NL, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP0158633US4768087