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Lewis S Ostrover, Christopher J Cookson, Warren N Lieberfarb: System and method for controlling play of multiple audio tracks of a software carrier. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, November 21, 1995: US05469370 (138 worldwide citation)

A system for selectively combining numerous audio tracks recorded on an optical disk, including subtracting, by phase inversion, particular tracks from a full mix. Each track might contain a recording of an individual instrument, or a group of instruments. When the disk is played, the player provide ...


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Christopher J Cookson, Lewis S Ostrover: Data block format for software carrier and player therefor. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, October 31, 1995: US05463565 (135 worldwide citation)

An optical disk format for representing several synchronized signals, e.g., multiple versions of motion pictures and multiple soundtracks. All signals are represented digitally, and the bits are arranged in data blocks. Each data block may contain a variable number of bits for each signal, ranging f ...


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Faramarz Azadegan, Tomoo Yamakage, Shin ichiro Koto, Hiroaki Unno, Hideki Mimura, Tetsuya Kitamura, Christopher J Cookson, Greg B Thagard, Andrew D Rosen: Rate-controlled digital video editing method and system which controls bit allocation of a video encoder by varying quantization levels. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Time Warner Entertainment Co, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, April 22, 1997: US05623424 (113 worldwide citation)

A method and system for re-encoding frames of a digital video stream in which selected areas are designated to have increased or reduced image quality, i.e., decreased or increased quantization levels, respectively, as compared to a previously run automatic encoding process, but without changing the ...


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Lewis S Ostrover, Christopher J Cookson: System and method for authenticating software carriers. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, September 12, 1995: US05450489 (113 worldwide citation)

A disk player that will play only authorized disks. Predetermined data blocks, including those in the lead-in section of the disk which contain content-related data, are processed to derive an authorization code. The authorization code is stored on the disk in encrypted form, using the private key o ...


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Christopher J Cookson, Lewis S Ostrover, Warren N Lieberfarb: System for generating multiple aspect ratio video signals from motion picture disk recorded in a single aspect ratio. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman, March 21, 1995: US05400077 (111 worldwide citation)

A system for generating a video signal in a selected one of multiple aspect ratios from play of a disk on which is recorded a motion picture in only one aspect ratio. The disk includes a code indicative of the recorded aspect ratio, and the player has a default aspect ratio setting which can be chan ...


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Christopher J Cookson, Lewis S Ostrover: System and method for controlling copying and playing of digital programs. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C, April 20, 1999: US05896454 (107 worldwide citation)

A system and method for preventing effective copying of digital recordings. A copy-state code accompanies each recording, one state of which represents that no copies at all are to be made of the recording. Compatible players are designed to prevent play of any writable disk which includes a "no-cop ...


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Christopher J Cookson, Lewis S Ostrover, Warren N Lieberfarb: System and method for controlling play of multiple versions of the same motion picture stored on an optical disk. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C, January 28, 1997: US05598276 (102 worldwide citation)

An optical disk containing PG-rated and R-rated versions of the same motion picture. To minimize redundant storage of data, three types of video data blocks are provided in the same track, in an interleaved fashion - - - A-type blocks which contain material unique to version A, B-type blocks which c ...


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Christopher J Cookson: Copy protection control system. Time Warner Entertainment Co, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C, July 8, 2003: US06591365 (95 worldwide citation)

A system for protecting against use of pirated music. Two watermarks are inserted into the music to be protected by the music publisher. One watermark is robust—it will not be destroyed by compression. The other watermark is weak—it is designed to be destroyed by compression. The robust mark tells a ...


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Jay Yogeshwar, Faramarz Azadegan, Sheau Bao Ng, David Lehmann, Mikhail Tsinberg, Hiroaki Unno, Hideki Mimura, Tetsuya Kitamura, Christopher J Cookson, Greg B Thagard, Andrew Drusin Rosen: Method and system for a user to manually alter the quality of a previously encoded video sequence. Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Time Warner Entertainment Co, Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt P C, November 4, 1997: US05684714 (81 worldwide citation)

A method and system in which a user manually changes the quality of specific time periods of encoded video. After the automatic encoding of video into a compressed digital format, a person editing the encoded video reviews the quality of the video and manually indicates that the quality of specific ...


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Christopher J Cookson, Lewis S Ostrover, Warren N Lieberfarb: Player and disc system for producing video signals in different formats. Warner Bros Home Enterteinment, Gottlieb Rackman & Reisman P C, March 13, 2007: US07190880 (73 worldwide citation)

A system for playing a selected one of multiple audio tracks recorded in synchronized fashion with a motion picture on an optical disk. The optical disk has encoded on it a mixing master music and effects (“M&E”) track, or a switching master M&E track. Individual audio tracks are provided for langua ...