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Donald F Gordon, Mark D Conover: Method for generating information sub-streams for FF/REW applications. DIVA Systems Corporation, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, January 21, 2003: US06510554 (137 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for processing an information stream comprising a plurality of compressed information frames to produce an information sub-stream having a reduced number of information frames. In the case of an MPEG video information stream, the information sub-stream is suitable for use as a ...


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Donald F Gordon, Tobie La Rocca: Method and apparatus for providing subscription-on-demand services for an interactive information distribution system. DIVA Systems Corporation, Thomason Moser & Patterson, November 6, 2001: US06314573 (93 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing subscription-on-demand (SOD) services for a interactive information distribution system, where a consumer may subscribe to packages of on-demand programs for a single price and view the programs in the subscribed package at any time for no additional cost. The ap ...


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Donald F Gordon, Edward A Ludvig, Nathan W Osborn, Jeremy S Edmonds: Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide. Diva Systems Corporation, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, June 22, 2004: US06754905 (92 worldwide citation)

A program guide in which a video layer includes a plurality of video objects including title objects, each title object having associated with it a channel and at least one time slot, the video layer being formed in response to a received video stream; and a graphics layer comprising a plurality of ...


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Christopher Goode, Donald F Gordon, Tobie LaRocca, Phillip A Thomas: Method and apparatus for providing dynamic pricing services for an interactive information distribution system. DIVA Systems Corporation, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, January 27, 2004: US06684400 (92 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing subscription-on-demand (SOD) services for a interactive information distribution system, where a consumer may subscribe to packages of on-demand programs for a single price and view the programs in the subscribed package at any time for no additional cost. The ap ...


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Donald F Gordon, Sadik Bayrakeri, Edward A Ludvig, Eugene Gershtein, Jeremy S Edmonds, John P Comito: Picture-in-picture and multiple video streams using slice-based encoding. DIVA Systems Corporation, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, November 12, 2002: US06481012 (87 worldwide citation)

Methods for slice-based encoding of program guides and user interfaces. The program guides include multiple video streams for picture-in-picture and other applications. A method for encoding the program guide includes encoding a first set of slices for each of a plurality of graphics pages; and enco ...


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Donald F Gordon, Edward A Ludvig, Jeremy S Edmonds, Sadik Bayrakeri: Method and apparatus for providing a menu structure for an interactive information distribution system. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, October 3, 2006: US07117440 (70 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for providing an improved interactive menu structure for an on-screen program guide within an interactive information distribution system. The menu structure is generated in service provider equipment and delivered to subscriber equipment as a digital video bitstream. The menu ...


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Donald F Gordon, Sadik Bayrakeri, Joseph R Wild, Jeremy S Edmonds, Edward A Ludvig, John P Comito, Eugene Gershtein: Data structure and methods for providing an interactive program guide. DIVA Systems Corporation, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, June 24, 2003: US06584153 (69 worldwide citation)

A data structure suited to efficiently representing a plurality of image streams including common and non-common portions. Specifically, a plurality of similar group of picture (GOP) data structures representing the corresponding plurality of image streams including common and non-common portions is ...


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Ted Ludvig, Nathan Osborn, Donald F Gordon: Method and apparatus for combining video sequences with an interactive program guide. DIVA Systems Corporation, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, July 2, 2002: US06415437 (67 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for combining video frame sequences with a video display of an interactive program guide (IPG). The apparatus comprises a plurality of compositors that combine background information, video frame sequences and program guide graphics into a single video frame sequence. The sequ ...


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Donald F Gordon, Christopher Goode, Ted Ludvig: Method and apparatus for producing demand real-time television. Sedna Patent Services, Patterson & Sheridan, April 4, 2006: US07024678 (62 worldwide citation)

A demand television system comprising a broadcast encoder and a storage encoder. The broadcast encoder encodes a real-time video frame sequence to form a broadcast bitstream and broadcasts the broadcast bitstream to a plurality of subscriber equipment, while simultaneously the storage encoder encode ...


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Donald F Gordon: Method and apparatus for producing an information stream having still images. DIVA Systems Corporation, Moser Patterson & Sheridan, November 27, 2001: US06324217 (62 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for processing an image to produce an encoded video information stream comprising a sequence of replicated group of picture (GOP) information structures, each GOP including an intra-coded frame (I-frame) and a plurality of forward predictive coded frames (P-frames), wherein th ...



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