05414455 is referenced by 509 patents and cites 16 patents.

In a system for distributing videos, a plurality of videos are stored on a mass storage device. Each video includes a plurality of frames of digitized video data for play-back on a viewing device. The system includes a memory buffer for storing a segment of a selected one of the videos. The segment includes a predetermined number of frames representing a predetermined time interval of the selected video. In addition, the memory buffer including a write pointer and a read pointer. Software controlled servers are provided for witting and reading video data of the selected video to and from the memory buffer, independently, at locations indicated by the write and read pointers to transfer the selected video to the viewing device.

Title
Segmented video on demand system
Application Number
8/88480
Publication Number
5414455
Application Date
July 7, 1993
Publication Date
May 9, 1995
Inventor
Suban Krishnamoorthy
Shrewsbury
MA, US
Peter C Bixby
Westborough
MA, US
Matthew S Goldman
Marlborough
MA, US
Donald F Hooper
Shrewsbury
MA, US
Agent
Barry N Young
Arthur W Fisher
Assignee
Digital Equipment Corporation
MA, US
IPC
H04N 7/14
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