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Joel Zdepski, Rama Kalluri, Howard Page, Wolf Hasso Kaubisch: System and method for creating trick play video streams from a compressed normal play video bitstream. OpenTV, Rory D Rankin, Conley Rose & Tayon P C, September 3, 2002: US06445738 (136 worldwide citation)

A system and method for generating trick play video streams, such as fast forward and fast reverse video streams, from an MPEG compressed normal play bitstream. The system receives a compressed normal play bitstream and filters the bitstream by extracting and saving only portions of the bitstream. T ...


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Alain Delpuch, James Whitledge, Jean Rene Menand, Emmanuel Barbier, Kevin Hausman, Debra Hensgen, Dongmin Su: Supporting common interactive television functionality through presentation engine syntax. OpenTV, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Rory D Rankin, May 30, 2006: US07055169 (112 worldwide citation)

A method and mechanism for enabling the creation and/or control of interactive television content using declarative-like directives such as HTML, scripting languages, or other languages. A a centrally located proxy server is configured to receive, transcode and convey transcoded web based content to ...


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Vincent Dureau: System and method for promoting viewer interaction in a television system. OpenTV, B Noël Kivlin, Rory D Rankin, January 28, 2003: US06513160 (107 worldwide citation)

An interactive television system configured to display an animated character which has an appearance indicative of a viewer's interaction and time spent watching a particular television program. In one embodiment, the character is a genie which appears more healthy when the viewer's watchi ...


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Michael P Spertus: Adaptive instrumentation through dynamic recompilation. Symantec Operating Corporation, Rory D Rankin, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel, May 8, 2012: US08176480 (102 worldwide citation)

A system and method for instrumenting program instructions. A processing system includes a compiler and a profiler. The profiler is configured to instrument an application by inserting one or more instrumentation instructions in the application. During execution of the application, execution is moni ...


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Elliot Broadwin, Jon Haass: Interactive television system and method having on-demand web-like navigational capabilities for displaying requested hyperlinked web-like still images associated with television content. OpenTV, Sun Microsystems, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, Rory D Rankin, September 6, 2005: US06941574 (92 worldwide citation)

A system and method for displaying still video images related to video content in an interactive broadcast television system. The system and method of the present invention may also be used for simulating an Internet home page on an interactive television system. The present invention thus supports ...


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Joel W Zdepski, Rama M Kalluri: Interactive television system and method for displaying a graphical user interface using insert pictures. OpenTV, Rory D Rankin, Jeffrey C Hood, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel PC, August 12, 2003: US06606746 (92 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) in an interactive television system. In the preferred embodiment, the interactive television system comprises a video delivery system for providing video content, and at least one subscriber television including a display screen, whe ...


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John Colgrove, John Hayes, Ethan Miller, Cary Sandvig, Joseph S Hasbani, Feng Wang: Garbage collection in a storage system. Pure Storage, Rory D Rankin, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, September 3, 2013: US08527544 (90 worldwide citation)

A system and method for performing garbage collection. A system includes a storage medium, a first table including entries which map a virtual address to locations in the storage medium, and a second table with entries which include a reverse mapping of a physical address in a data storage medium to ...


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Chung Hsiao R Wu, Jyh Ming Jong: Bi-directional output buffer. Sun Microsystems, Rory D Rankin, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, February 10, 2004: US06690191 (88 worldwide citation)

A bi-directional output buffer includes active termination and separate driving and receiving impedances. The buffer has at least a driving mode and a receiving mode. In driving mode, the output impedance of the buffer is calibrated to a specified strength. In receiving mode, the buffer is calibrate ...


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James E Hebert: High availability networking with virtual IP address failover. Sun Microsystems, Rory D Rankin, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, April 6, 2004: US06718383 (87 worldwide citation)

A method and mechanism, operating within an application layer of the architectural model of a communications protocol, for maintaining high availability in a computer network utilizing virtual Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. A backup connection is created wherein a second network card is added to ...


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James E Hebert: High availability networking with alternate pathing failover. Sun Microsystems, Rory D Rankin, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, July 13, 2004: US06763479 (86 worldwide citation)

A method and mechanism operating within the Application layer of the architectural model for maintaining high availability in a two node computer network which utilizes alternate pathing. A failover mechanism operating within the Application layer monitors the original, primary network path. Upon de ...