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Robert O Banker, Jeffrey B Huppertz, Michael T Hayashi, David B Lett, Voytek E Godlewski, Michael W Raley: Method of providing video on demand with VCR like functions. Scientific Atlanta, Frederick W Powers III, Steven C Stewart, October 18, 1994: US05357276 (758 worldwide citation)

A near video on demand time shifting feature for a subscriber terminal emulates the video cassette recorder functions of pause, fast forward, and rewind for a NVOD service subscription. The subscriber terminal stores global transactions concerning NVOD events in an event portion of memory. The subsc ...


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Jeffrey M Chasen, Christopher N Wyman: System and method of managing metadata data. RealNetworks, Steven C Stewart, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P C, July 6, 2004: US06760721 (375 worldwide citation)

A system and method of the present invention allow users to access, manage, and edit information about content data, often referred to as metadata. Metadata is collected from various sources, added, and maintained in a metadata database. In addition, metadata is dynamically read from the metadata da ...


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Dallas W Anderson: Method and apparatus for applying thermal energy to tissue using a clamp. Premier Laser Systems, Steven C Stewart, James H Beusse, August 9, 1994: US05336221 (303 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for applying optical or other thermal energy to tissue using a clamp. The energy is supplied at a frequency which biologically welds or fuses tissue. A material that is transmissive to the energy treatment frequency is embedded in one or more jaws of the clamp and engage the t ...


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Mysore Y Jaisimha, Phillip L Barrett: System and method for regulating the transmission of media data. Realnetworks, Steven C Stewart, Realnetworks, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 26, 2002: US06487663 (184 worldwide citation)

A system and method regulate the transmission of media data. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, a header portion of a media file is encoded to include an access code. The access code corresponds to one or more permitted methods by which the media file may be transmitted over a netwo ...


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Dallas W Anderson: Method and apparatus for sealing and/or grasping luminal tissue. Premier Laser Systems, Steven C Stewart, James H Beusse, November 15, 1994: US05364389 (144 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for sealing and/or grasping lesions or incisions of luminal tissue is provided. The apparatus has a generally tubular assembly with portions which expand away from each other. The apparatus is inserted into the lumen of a tissue and placed adjacent the area to be sealed. The p ...


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Dallas W Anderson: Method and apparatus for simultaneously holding and sealing tissue. Proclosure, Steven C Stewart, April 5, 1994: US05300065 (121 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for sealing approximated edges of tissue with thermal energy includes a clamp having members which grasp and hold tissue. A transmissive material is supported by at least one of the members. The members pivot to pull the tissue edges in tight approximation against the transmissive mater ...


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Chris Carden: System and method for providing update information. RealNetworks, Steven C Stewart, February 7, 2006: US06996627 (95 worldwide citation)

A system and a method for providing update information. The system includes a client computer which is operably connected to a program information server. The program information server maintains one or more program information items. The system also includes a program selection server which allows ...


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Robert D Glaser, Mark O Brien, Thomas B Boutell, Randy Glen Goldberg: Multimedia communications system and method for providing audio on demand to subscribers. RealNetworks, Steven C Stewart, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt P C, January 10, 2006: US06985932 (94 worldwide citation)

An audio-on-demand communication system provides real-time playback of audio data transferred via telephone lines or other communication links. One or more audio servers include memory banks which store compressed audio data. At the request of a user at a subscriber PC, an audio server transmits the ...


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Greg Conklin: System and method for intracoding video data. RealNetworks, Steven C Stewart, July 20, 2004: US06765964 (92 worldwide citation)

A video system for coding a stream of video data that includes a stream of video frames divides each video frame into a matrix of a plurality of subblocks, wherein each subblock includes a plurality of pixels. The video system operates in accordance with nine prediction modes. Each prediction mode d ...


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Luis A Rovira, William E Wall Jr: Apparatus for communicating program information corresponding to digital data. Scientific Atlanta, Frederick W Powers III, Steven C Stewart, April 11, 1995: US05406558 (89 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is described for transmitting, receiving and communicating program data signals which are combined with digital data signals. Preferably, the present invention compresses 30 digital audio signals, multiplexes them with title, track, artist, record label, year, etc., program i ...



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